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M. M. MURDOCH, Editor.
WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 21, 1884.
It looks a little as if the Democratic
party would be compelled to swallow
cock-eyed Butler, spoons and all. lie
lias a dead sure thing on tho nomina
tion of at least three so-called Nation
al conventions, and he will simply
compel his old enemy to swallow him
or he will swallow them.
THE SAME OLD PARTY.
The Democratic party want the
presidency so that they can reform
things. The Democracy is great on
"reform." They have been straining
themselves on revenue "reform" of
late, and the strain has proved too
much for their old rotten breeching.
Twenty years ago they tried to carry
a 'reform"' with muskets, and if they
had succeeded there would have been
no united fetatcs to elect a president
ROTTEN WALL STREET.
The throb or tremor wlii'-h
near financially convulsing this
try last week is only a premonition of
what is coming a symptom of a rot
ten spot some where in the body politic,
wl:2.,il not heroically treated' will
make the whole couutrv sick some 6f
Uice fine days, and that soon. That
rollcu spot is Wall street, 'New York,
and it J3 the duty of Congress to cau
THE METHODIST PREACHERS.
The General Conference now in
.cssiou at Philadelphia decided that
precedent is more desirable than inno
vation in the matter of women in the
pulpit. It is no doubt somewhat old
logy if h to say so, but, we agree with
that convention of divines. Xo priest
hood is so holy, no station 60 exalted
as the natural one pertaining to mater
nity aud motherhood, and a woman
who is unfitted or debarred from the
latter has'no business in the former.
Mexico sets a good example to Mis
souri. On tho 15tlr of last November
a gang of forty masked men tore up a
section of track on the Mexican Cen
tral railroad, and threw a train from
, the track, killing the fireman. The
' passengers were not molested, but
the sum of $8,C0O in silver was taken,
the approach of a train from the op
posite direction frightening the rob
bers away before they had time to se
cure .OjOOO contained in the express
safe. Last Monday seventeen of the
gang were, by process of law, shot to
death. Several others have been cap
tured, and as f-oon as convicted will
join the seventeen. Swift execution
of law is what deters criminals.
The Presbyterian Assembly at Sar
atoga has rcfericd the disturbing ques
tion of Sunday papers to a committee.
Tl.'o committee would do well to study
the question on it- merits. Merc prej
udice counts for absolutely nothing in
the d"ousion of such a question. As
there are Sunday papers without num
ber, the committee arc to consider
whether it is better for the high-grade
Sunday papers, exerting a good influ
ence, to give up the field to low-grade
papers, exerting a bad influence. This
is a practical view of the matter.
The Washington correspondent of
the Jnlcr-Occan says: The other day
a tall, soldierly looking man, witj
le', stood leanin'
STORY OF A KANSAS BOY.
The following story first appeared
in the New York Post. It U a true
story. In 18C3 when the editor of the
Wichita "Eagle established the Osage
County Chronicle, at Buriingamc,
Howard Schuyler, the'hero of the fol
lowing sketch, was then a young man
about twenty-one years of age. He
had just been commissioned as a re
cruiting lieutenant. His father, Judge
P. C. Schuyler, was the founder of
Buriingamc. Howard, having littlo
to do, assisted us in getting out the
first two or three issues of tho paper.
As a nineteen year old boy he had at
tracted notice in the battle of Wilson's
creek, and was one of the first among
the boys to reach General Lyon when
he fell. After the war he became a
chain bearer, and then a surveyor on
the K. P. Bailroad. Afterwards in
connection with General Anderson,
he inaugurated the Denver aud Itfo
Grande Kailroad, and in fact helped
to build, he acting as treasurer of the
organization. Before they commenced
oppcrations Howard went to Wales
and made a report on the narrow
gauges of that country. On his return
he came down to Wichita, spending
two days with the editor of this paper,
at which time he narrated the exploit
pictured in the following account.
His father was one of the original pro
prietors of the old town of Wichita.
Howard after acting as general man
ager and president of a California
railroad, for several years past, took
the consumption, and died in Switzer
land some five weeks since where he
had gone for his health :
In the month of June, 18G9, when
the grass and flowers, on the plains of
Kansas and Colorado wore nearly
knee hirh. the result of unusually
abundant rains, which left cle
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of water in all the little
corps of Kansas Pacific engineers, un
der the leadership of Howard Schuyler,
were engaged iu making certain pre
liminary surveys in the vicinity of the
terminal town of Phil Sheridan, near
the border line of the two states.
They had been out on a trip of several
months in the direction of Denver, '
and had returned to the end of the
track to begin the dpfinite location,
which we afterwards carried through
to Denver. At this time I had been
with the partv some two or three
months, taking my novitate iu engirt
coring, and was occupying the post
tion of rod man.
Prior to commenc-
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up to the end oi our worn-, aim we
started out bright and early on this
memorable Saturday morning, so that t
by 10 o'clock we were several miles
away from camp. In all our woik wc
had been accompanied by an escort of
fifteen infant rv soldiers under the '
charsre of a lieutenant, actinir in the
capacitvofa camp guard who, while i
they were very useful in guarding our
base of supplies, were of no protection
to us in the field. Our party num
bered thirteen all told, two of whom
remained in camp as cook aud team
ster. The working party was there
fore reduced to eleven, including
Howard, whose duty it was to rido
several iiilluu ahead," looking out tho
line and indicating it by building sod
mounds two or three feet high with a
shovel. We followed from one mound
to the next, measuring angles aud dis
tances and levelling the ground. Our
progress was as rapid almost as a man
would walk at a moderate pace, and
wc were exceedingly vulnerable to
attack, as wc were all separated,
strunir out over a distance of a mile
or more, while Howard was away out
nf Burnt, ami huveral mi cs a he
having been out seve
some rapid trial lines north of Shcri- wncn, at last, uie poor norsc icu
dan. and by the 19th of June were prostrate, aud apparently dead, they
fifteen or twentv miles out in a rolling , 11 flocked tip to make a final disposi
country, where the heads of the "" of their troublesome enemy. But
Smoky Hill and Republican Forks of Howard, undaunted, lay quietly
Kansas river interlock. On the even-' "own behind the body of his horse,
;,wri.nrn..nnnrr.nimiliif11if.Ptiliroiiriif .and when they came within shot
them aud got clear alone on open
ground ahead of them, where they
were not in danger of killing each
other iu shooting at him, they fired
a volley of bullets and arrows at him.
None of them hit him, aud up to this
moment he was entirely unharmed.
Had his horse been equally fortunate
this would doubtless have ended the
fight, as the horse was a fine, high
spirited animal, superior to any of the
Indian ponies. But the first shot re
ceived at the beginning of hostilities
had cut a small artery, and fi cm this
the blood was pumping out a steady
stream that, together with his violent
exertions, was fast sapping his
strength. The Indians, seeing this,
were encouraged to continue in pur
suit, aud their leader, mounted on an
American stage horse (stolen the day
before at a stage station a few miles
back, which they had burned, murder
ing all the inmates,) succeeded so well
in keeping pace with him that Howard
could almost feel the breath from the
nostrils of his pursuer's horse. Thus
they rode, nose to tail, for a mile or
two, the Indian occupying tho time in
shooting at Howard." Three pistols,
six-shooters, he emptied, and bullets
flew around poor Howard on every
side. Four more entered the poor
horse, already so badly wounded, a
bullet pierced Howard's clothes at his
side, another cut the strap of his field-
glass, which was lost, another cut off
his spur, bruising the heel slightly,
but not drawing blood; a fourth
pierced the wooden breech of his rifle
as he carried it iu his hand almost
striking it from his grasp; others
struck the saddle, and iu short they
seemed to strike everywhere but
where they were, aimed. AH
this time Howard was endeavouring
to reach over his shoulder and get a
shot at the Indian, but at every such
movement the savage slipped under
the belly of his horse, aud was out of
sight, except a hand on the mauc and
heel on the back. Finally all amuui
tion exhausted, the Indian resorted to
his spear, and with the wooden handle
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gave Howard one or two severe
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of the saddle withoilt avail, but at
i ast Howard's horse, that had been
I trotting shakily, from loss of blood,
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fell on his knees, and the Indian
, rushed up to end the contest. At
that instant the horse struggled to
his feet again, and Howard saw that
his opportunity had come, his foe was
at his side, and he quickly thrust his
rille against the Indian's body aud
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Indian shrieked, leaped out of his sad
j die, and fell to tho grouud on his face,
j Looking about. Howard saw the rc
i mainder of the band following at a
I prudent distance, for bv this time
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tey began to look upon Him as a god,
invulnerable to all their weapons
range, took deliberate aim and fi red.
killing another man. This unlooked
for disaster completely demoralized
them, and they fled iu all. directions.
Within three minutes not an Indian
was in sight. He turned his attention
to his horse, loosened the girth to take
oil the saddle, and was surprised
- whcn the animal drew a deep breath
and struggled to his fech He then
led him slowlv to where the rest of
the party had made a stand about
( their wagon, and as he approached
' from one direction I came limping
I from the other, with a -bullet iu my
right leg. The Indians liad paid their
anntlo attentions to the rest of us
during the time Howard was having
1 his fight, but fortunately not in force,
and wc succeeded iu getting together
at the wagon, without the loss of a
man, I being the only one wounded in
the whole engagement. As soon as
Howard joined us wc started on the
retreat for camp, the Indians harrass-
mir lie fhf trlmln wsiv. I hnv voi'.i
lorm m single file or an
charge as tf
TRANSPORTATION TO CHICAM.
Topeica, Has., May 15, 188i
The undersigned committee, ' ap
pointed by the delegates and alter
nates to the National Republican Con
vention to make arrangements for
railroad transportation and hotel ac
commodations at Chicago, have se
cured rooms for the delegation at the
Palmer Hou-e, which will be the head
quarters for the delegation.
We have also arranged transporta
tion by the Chicago, Rock Island &
Pacific railroad, from Kansas City to
Chicago, for one and one-third full
rates for the round trip. Tickets will
be good from Saturday, May 3fs.f, un
til the close of the Convention. It will
costfor the round trip $19.35. Sleep
ing car double-berths cost in addition
$3 each way. Slecpiug car berths
will be reserved for eighteen
delegates with eighteen alternates.
The train will leave Kansas City
Saturday evening, May 31st, at 6:40,
and arrive at Chicago tho next after
noon at 2:30. A dining car will ac
compauy the train.
If any delegate or alternate is pre
vented from going, the committee will
be obliged for early information of
the fact, so that the reservation of
sleeping car berths can be cancelled.
Signed, Gro.R. Peok,
J. S. Mkiuutt,
J. R. Haixoweli,,
Wc presume that other persons can i
fro nil tho sninn forms. '
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The Grand Lodge of the Knights of
Pythias of Kansas, meets to-day at
Wichita, and a large number of gentle
men from this city will be in attend
ance. Several went down yesterday
noon, but a majority on the early
morning train. A grand street pa
rade will be given, and in addition a
brass band contest has been arranged,
the chief prize to be $100. The K.
T. baud of Emporia will participate.
Common wcalt h .
Machine Shop !
" XEAU IKON BRIDGE.
R. McFARLAND, Propr.
In the north
part of the city.
J. R. TURNER,
Or Joslj n & Thomas.
J. A. STEDMAN,!
General Insurance Agent.
Fire, Tornado, Life and Accident
OFFICE 1M) uoma.As AUESUE,
Over 15'iinea' Drty Store.
Largest Agency in tie Valley.
Wagon and Carriage Maker.
DOE3 ALT. KISD3 OP KEPA1KING.
Light Work a Specialty.
With Klatu & Cole. Marlet street, sonth or
DoDstas avraue, Wichita, Kansas. tr
ORGANS TO RENT
:m: e .a. 3d
Or Address Lock Bos S3,
Contractor and Builder,
SHOP 136 & 138 MAIN St.
Residence on I.avrrenee Avenue, near Central
Aveuue. I'ont-OtEce IJox COS. tr
Killeen & Stockmger,
Practical Plumbers, Steam & Gas
Gas Fixtures. Klein !lc.ilin'r Vfnliltfc a
Siftw!lr. Esiniiito FcmislicJ.
S3 Shop on Main st ret, oiil Arkaias Val
ley Hank. Jliiililing, Wichita, Kansas, l'o-it-ollice
Itox 113. c-l
W. L. McBee,
Abstracts of title caiii)iil(l on short notice.
Fire, Life anfl Tornaflo Insurance.
Represents ";icn of the beft Companies m the
:b. is:. ZBiR,o"w:rr.
Douglas Avenue, - Wichita, Kansas.
FROOMAN & PECKHAM,
TWIOI.K4ALB AMI PKT.ML DKAI..l:4 tH
Staple and Fancy Gro
ceries, Fruits, &.c.
Highest ca-Ii price i aM lor iro!nce More
rooiU hold lur the i-nine iimnc) limn any other
Unit in the city. Uoodi delivered promptly to
tny part of the city
j SOUTH SIDE DOI't.I.AS A ENl'E,
Avlmdtf ThlnIDuorWeslol Main
J. F. STAFFORD,
Guns, Pistols and Ammunition
Hunting outfits rented on reasonable tennj
CORNER FIR5T&MAIX, WICHITA. KANSAS.
Wichita Meat Market,
All Ebjs of tab and Salt Meats
Qfthecr ben quail y.
Thursday and Friday.
Like fUh Wednesday,
Druggists and Grocers.
riRST l'.LOCK WEST 01 TREMONT HOUSK.
.SO & 32 Douglas Ave, WrVhit:i.Kai.
ExtonElevator Corn Mills.
FtaB Gronna anfl Boltefl Corn Meal.
Ground Corn and Oats.
Corn-Chop and Bnyi.
Orders filled jjromptly
Telephone to I Jtlnit Coal
SMC A HTAWE-XHr.
Comer DouUs and Lawrence
SMITH & HAHN
Contractors & Builders.
Iln'nl line I'.nisli a j-pcchilly.
SHOP South End 4th Avenuo.
Office Pallcd's Lumber Yard,
EOCK & WELLS.
UNION MEAT MARKET!
Fresh lale flsh constantly on liaml Family
onlcri a specialty 1-tf
"Tire Daily Eag
Prosperity and Happiness!
21 Main St.,
ZO .'jamples mnileil to
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Dry Goods House!
any mhlrois upon application.
Iwaya on hand. '
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