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M. M. MURDOCH, Editor.
TUESDAfY MOttNING, MAY 27, 18S4.
KINGUAN AND INGALLS.
Apropos to tlte letter from Senator
Ingalls in this issue: The other day
Chief Justice Kingman in a conversa
tion with us at Topcka touchiujy the
possibility ot "Wichita becoming a com
manding city aud the wonderful fer
tility of the Arkansas Valley, said that
in 1864 he and some other parties came
over on to the Little and Big Arkan
sas rivers for a buffalo hunt. So im
pressed was he with the country thnt
he wrote a description of it for the
Atchison Daily Champion, which at
the time was beiug edited by John J.
Iugalls. The Judge said when he re
turned he asked Ingalls if lie had pub
lished the letter. Ingalls answered,
"Yes, but it was so extravagant, ill t
I was compelled to cut about half of
Senator Ingalls ten years afterward
visited the valley himself for the first
time, and he thought the portions of
the valley lying between Wichita and
the Territory the finest in the world,
and the view from Chctopah Mound
unrivaled for pastoral beauty.
CRANKY MAC VEAGH.
MacVcagh, of Pennsylvania, who
couldn't stay in Arthur's cabinet be
cause of his impractical and extreme
notion, is out in auopen letter lo Gen
eral llristow. It was evidently writ
ten to give vent to hi personal spleen
and has met with nothing but con
demnation. The fiercest lighters in
Mr. Maine's ranks speak out in con
demnation, or arc silent in shame,
and the independent and democratic
papers speak of the letter in severest
terms. Mr. MaoVeagh' personal
friends in Philadelphia at lirst pro
nouueed the letter a forgery, and
when it was vouched for the Phila
delphia North American said: "Oth
erwisc uo friend of Mr. MacVcagh
would so far "discredit him as a man
of decency and sense as to lay the
burden of the authorship of that ran
corous cfl'usion upon him. The su
premo egotism manitcstcd through
out the letter, from the first line to
the last, is extraordinary." This is
in line with the genera! spirit of com
ment of many papers friendly to other
candidates than President Arthur.
Clearly Mr. MacVcagh hurt his own i
reputation and that of no one clc. -,
A BULL FIGHT. I
Dodge City has been a long time
determining the character of her civ
ilization, whether it should he that of
the United States, Mexican or cow
boy. When she forbid free speech
two wcclis ago we
knew she had
been lost -in the spirit ot ttic nine'
tccntn century, out. still noped mat
she might rise to the dignity of the
half-civilized cow bov, but all in vain,
i.. .i. " .i... 1...11 4-...i.i
X LUC llli;i r V ftUU
that a bull tight
has been determined upon, to take
placc.within a few days.
While the democratic state conven
lions go on dictating their preference I
"for the old ticket,' Tilden and Hen-1
dricks, the Cincinnati Enquirer comes
out iu support of Judge Field, who
it says "has always been a democrat."
In that the Enquirer is a little oil on
its political knowledge. Judge Held
was a republican when appointed to
his present position by President Lin
coln, lie turned democrat in Presi
dent Johnson's time, aud has had the
presidential fever ever since.
The editors of the Courier-Journal
and Atlanta Constitution have of late
been referring to one another in very
unpleasauttcrnis. The editor of the
Constitution had the iloor last aud he
mentions Mr. Wattcrson as the "king
crank,' the man with a jutting fore
head and weazened shanks,' etc., etc.
It is quite terrible to contemplate the
fale that await the Constitution man.
Henry will probably give him a very
stitl dose of his pure "Kaintuck' in
vective. A new land reform N being agitated
in England, which threatens to de
prive English sportsmen of the pleas
ures of the chase. Its motto is "the
jaine preserves must ." It is urged
that if these large preserves be put un
der cultivation they would furnish em
ployment for thousands of farm labor
ers, aud would make up very largely
prc-cni deficiency of
l'mporia Netcs: 15ob Lincoln will
do very well for tho second place on
the ticket; but when it comes to talk
ing of him for President, that's anoth
er tiling. We hardly think the Repub
lican party is willing to confess that
its only chances of succc-s in Novem
ber arc based on the prestige of a
mere name. Tho G raut & Ward fail
ure has revealed to the country the
uncertainty of such a reliance.
Gen. Hancock is reported to have
said, recently, that the Democrats
will have to nominate a cast-iron man
if they hope for success, this year.
The General knows there is no salva
tion in fat, so advises his party to go
to the other extreme this year. Can
this be understood to mean that
Hancock is for the old ticket?
Jfurdock, he of Wichita, limls time
to resurrect and publish in his daily
Eagi.e, a long article on -'Pleasure for
Pigs." Now, we arc not surprised at
anviliing Marsh may say on the sub
ject of corn, but we" arc very much as
tonished that he should get down to
trving to make happy the dull hours
of the life of the plain hog and an
American hog at that. By aud by he
will be tryiug to convince Bismarck
that the "hog is a dainty society crea
ture, aud dou't cat rats and wallow in
the mud. Leavenworth 2Ym.'.
If Blaine should be nominated aud
elected president, old Bimarck will
never stop to enquire what the Amer
ican hog eats, but take him, trichinosis
Ben Butlcr"";docsnt train with the
Morrison-Carlisle crowd. That much
can be said in his favor.
GIVES IT UP.
The incorrigible George Martin, of
the Junction City Union, gives it up
that everybody seems to bo for John
A. Martin, even the straight prohib.
He says :
'A few weeks ago we stated i hat
Col. Martin's editorial against rc-sub-missiou
cut him loose from the anii
prohibitionists. It begins to look as
though we were mistaken. In that
remarkably strong prohibition corner
of the State, Atchison, Doniphan and
Nemaha, the delegates have already
been chosen for Martin. It looks as
though the prohibs were to be driven
to the wall, and the sole question now
is will they even get the wind pud
ding. In this couu,try the Grand
Army boys, whiskyitcs and prohibs
alike, are all for Martin. The anti-
prohibitiouists, not belonging to the
G. A. 11., arc indffcrcnt. The wild
eyed ones seem to be quiet. Wc no
tice a singular circumstance in the
Atchison county convention last Mon
day. On motion of Dr. Krohu a com
mittee on resolutions was appointed.
It. A. Vauwiukle, a roaring anti-prohibitionist,
'spoke against any resolu
tions because he didn't know what
position the grand old party would
take upon the issues of the day.' No
resolutions were reported. Delegates
were instructed for both Marl in and
BEN BUTLER AND TARIFF.
Ilenjamin, the cock-eyed turncoat
aud the grand political Hopper of
America writes a letter to the editor
of the Detroit Journal, last Friday, in
which he gives the following excellent
utterances on the tariff question:
DkauSik: There is so evident a
good faith in your communication to I
me that 1 break a custom in answering
specified oucstions as to mv political
1 views on the special subject, and per
haps upon the subject of the tarifi. I i
can trive them in a word, for I never .
J have concealed them. We cannot
. have free trade in this country, how
ever desirable theoretically, it would '
the. Our country is so large and our
' interests so vast, and so much is to be
done by the general government that
for a series of years we must raiee
I hundreds of millions of dollars by lax
! ation of some .ort. The only consfitu- '
tioual taxation that I know of is a di
rect fax in proportion to the number ,
of inhabitants of the states. The gc-;
nius of our people will not )cnnit f
that direct taxation, and therefore in
direct taxation must be icsorted to.
From the beginning of the govern
ment lo this time taxation by duties
! on imported articles has always been
J the resort of the government, except
in time of Mar and for a limited pe
j riod. Other methods of taxation have
been tried, because the duties on im
ports were insufficient.
' Therefore, 1 favor the raising of a
i sufficient amount of revenue fur the
ir-iniiiii-nl ndlllilli-tr.Ml inn rllll(l "IV-
ernincut and no more, from duties,
and uo more from imports hut in
laying those dutie- to tax all articles
of luxury up lo collection point,toinaue
free all "raw materials not raised or
produced in this country, which enter
into arts anil manufactures ami the
actual necessaries of life as much as i
possible, and to cheapen them in every
wnv possible, and within these limito
in sn iiidiciouelv nlace our duties as to
bct encourage and aid Amciican ia-
,. bor, and American industry, n i
could I would also devoie mo laxus
,)0ii whiskv and tobacco to the fund
to pay tho remaining debts of the war
only, to-wit : To pensions and the
' careof soldiers disabled by the war.
1 do not know thai I need to make
anv further statement upon this topic.
" lam very truly yours,
HIS LAST LETTER.
The robber and murderer, "W. II.
Drown, one of the gang who at
tempted lo rob the Medicine Lodge
Lank, and murdered the president anil
ca'-hier, wrote the following sentimen
tal letter to his wife after he had been
jailed, and ju-t before the mob Urokc
his worthless neck.
Mi'incixi: Lodcii:, April 30, '81.
Dakmnci Win:: 1 am iu jail here",
Four of us tried to rob the bank here,
and one man shot one of the men in
the bank, and ho is now in his home.
I want you to come and see me ai
soon as you can. L will scud you all
of my things, aud ou can sell them,
but keep the Winchester. This is hard
for mc to wiite this letter but, it was
all for you, my sweet wife, and for the
love I have for you. Do not go b.ick
on mc: if you do it will kill me. 15c
true to mc as long as you live, aud
come lo see mo if yon think enough of
inc. My love i just the same as it al
was was. Oh, how I did hate to
leave you on list Sunday eve, but 1
did not think this would happen. I
'bought we would take in the money '
and not have any double with it; but
a man's fondest hopes are sometimes
broken with trouble. We would not
have been arretted, but one of our
horses jravc out, and we could not
leave him alone. I do not know what
j to write. Do the bc-t you can with
everything. I want you to scnu mc
some clothe-. Sell all the thing-? that
you do not nceii. Have your picture
, taken and send it to me. .Now my
dear wife, go and teo .Mr. Witzlebcn
and Mr. Nyce, and get the inonev. If
' a mob does not kill us we will come
out all right after while. Maud, I did
' not shoot any one, and did not want
i the others to" kill any one; but they
did, and that is nil there is about it".
Xow good b e, my darling wife.
II. 2s . Ititowx.
To tht Editor of the Daily Kayl:
The warm weather and the pring
rains have come aud the trees arc
loaded with fruit.
Wheat is already headed out and it
promises a big crop. Notwithstanding i
, the warning given bv the writer of
Tiik Eaoli: against the header, there
will be a large per cent, of the wheat
1 cut with that machine. VT. "V. Dor
man & Co. are going to get a header,
and also J. B. Stump & Co.
Mr. Stone ha got SOO acres of wheat
I to Inrvest. He evidently Hunk's it
pays better to rai-e wheat than cattle, j
as ho is plowing up his pasture. (
Illinois town-hip has ahravs went '
This is splendid weather for tishing. ,
Ernest White caught 150 lish the other '
Mr. John Stump and wife started
for Harper on a visit the other diy
Miss Xettie Cooly and Mis Mamie
Struthers paid a visit to the Indian
Mrs. Jerome Kalph is getting vIl
again, after a protracted -iekue-s of
Mr. Clapper ha- bought what used
to be the Sexton farm for 3200.
P. S Governor Giick had better '
send the state row doctor around.!
Our cow ha got her leg out of place, j
i W. L. S. !
.BUNNELL & ROYS,
Fire and Life Insurance
AsenU A. T. & S. F.Railrojil Lands.
Money always on hand to Loan at
Lowest current rates.
oldest established Ileal Estate
firm in the citv.
OUK IXSUILYXCK AGKXCT.
Aetna, of Hartford $9,192,011
German American, of Xcw York 4,005,003
Gtrmania, of Xb- York 2,700,729
Hartrord, or Hartford 4,541,210
Home, or XewYork 7,43,015
Ins. Co. of Xorth America, of I'hila.. 9,071,C9G
Ijv., Loud., and Glolie, of Lhuruool, r,771,959
riKcmx. of Hartrord 4,415,019
Underwriters, or Xcw York 3,C9794
TlieKquitableUre, of XewYork 50,000,000
53"Ofllrc in IIojs' block, upstairs, oer Hank
COK. I)Otini,AS AND I.AWKF.XCK AVS
h sii & mm
M MJPACTUKKK.S OP
Staniarfl Grate of Floor.
EVE11Y rillNO SOLD AT
GKAXD CLOSING OUT SALE!
To llcgin Juiii- 1st, at
Mis. Alice Suits' Uknj Slore,
North or Wtiodman's Bank, iist bid of Main
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IJ rtAMA h fVf
JLUCl'illO UCtlVljl .
Frc.-h bread, pies, cakes, candies, con
fectionary, fruit, etc.
anvwhere iu the
64 MAIN STREET.
Eyes, Nose, Throat, Catarrh, Ears, '
Surgery and Deformities.
E. "X". IvITTIKrSEIjIi, OVE. ID., J
Proprietor and Surg-eon in Charprc,
58 North Main Street
!.& tntanliol tlicXo-f, throat anil Eir-i'
cmeilliv n milil nml new prnci'-s Will shu
n-llorat iiii Cures lirrnmiiciit ami giiar.in- ,
ti (Ml or tlio os-i1 nut unuert.tkeii.
JfcG X T O N
TKLEPIIOXK CONNECTIONS. ;
MRS. KLENTZ -
And Human Hair Goods, -
Announce- that she will not be under-
-old bv anv establishment in the '
city for the next two months. t
either at wholesale j
i Next Door South of Woodman's Bank.
Ficht & Drescher,
Carpenters & Builders.
23- Opposite the German Grocery, near cor-
aerot JlarKel sxreet .-i
Greiffenstein's 7th Addition.
Tiie MonI Ieiral!e Ilesiiknce Lois j
In the city Many fine rcUeures are to be j
liuilt thl-" -on. Any one contemplating !
hullillnp lioul.l icnre wJine or this irr-rtj at
once I'rice reo-oiiahle Tenns easy.
Wichita Meat Market,
All KinflsofFreshanfl Salt Meats
Or the very best qoiILy.
Thursday and KnJay.
Lake fish Wednesday.
drain and Produce Commission
Chicago market riorta received every fifteen
minutes from 9:30 a. m. to 3:30 p.m." Office
under Citizens Bank. Wichita, Kansas. Deal
ers in scrain and piodnce invited to make my
office their headquarters. d-3-tf
f . J. BLOOMER & BRO.
No. 80 Main St.
Though goods in our line arc lower than
for many years, we still offer inducements
to close buyers, especially in
VTc mean this. Coinince yourclct.
Telephone No. 39.
opposite Wichita Whole-ale
Machine Shop !
NKAU 1UOX BIUDGE
R. McPABLAND, Propr.
56- Choice Lots! -56
Hi the norlhcrii part of the city.
Prices Low. Terms Easy.
Apply to J. It. Tnrncr, or Joceljn & Thomas.
J. A. STEDMAN,
General Insurance Agent.
Fire, Tornado, Life and Accident
OFFICE 1(W DOUGLAS AUKNUE,
Over Ilurim' Drug Store.
Largest Apcy in tie Valley.
Corner Dougtts and Lawrence
Room No. 2 up
Elevator Corn Mills.
Fine Groanfl and Boltei Corn Meal.
Ground Corn and Oats.
Corn-Chop... and Bran.;
Orders filled pnnaptly
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ORGANS TO RENT
"W. B. 1& IE -A. ID
Or Address lock Box 83,
Killeen & Stockinger,
Practical Plumbers, Steam & Gas
Fixtures. Steam Heating & Ventilating a
Specialty. Esiinrates Furnished.
Jd" Shop on Main street, old Arkansas Val
ley Bank Building, Wichita, Kansas, l'cst
otlice I5ox4l5. 0-4
Frooman & Peckham,
Staple & Rancy Groceries!
Fruits, Nuts, Candies, Etc.
Highest cash price paid for produce, rore goods sold for the same
tnoiievMhan bv auv other iirm in the city. Goods delivered promptly to any
Tirt nftlin'rifv. fS" South side of
Main Street. Wichita, Kansas.
Goods at Kansas City Prices.
S. COIMIETT. 1'resi.liTit.
II. II. KICIIAKDS.
NOS. 73 AND 75 MAIN
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Wichita Citv Roller Mills!
X. L. C. R.
Tlioe lirnrxla liivc liern on the nutrlcU Kat, "ttt. Norlli fctxl Soiuli for Im yrnrt, iukI liave
won ain'UTlaliI repulatlon nlierntr inlnxlurn!. T trj Uirm i to slny Willi l!im We arc
.ilw.irs in tlie marLpt for wheat nt hlghp-t cali prlre
' ' SHELLABARGER, IMBODEN & OLIVER.
I Has the Tina-I L'.iv of
I DIAMONDS. GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES!
88, Uoui'laa Avenue. -
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W. L. McBee,
Alxtraets of title compiled on short notice.
Fire, Life an! Toniaio InsiranGB.
Represents set en of the best Companies in the
STOVER & BRACHTEL,
Contractors & Builders
Wichita, - Kansas.
23- Shop on Kirst
Do'lns avenue. Third door wct of
II. 11I.ACK, St amlTrt-ss.
January 11. LsSi )
STREET, WICHITA, KANSAS.
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H. W KENDLE,
Anil Driller In
"iCdD. CLOTH. AM) HTAILIC BIML CASKS,
EOBES. GLOVES, CKAPE, ETC.
Have two fin liearjr A prlrate teUphimr ilirtrl
IcliiLi ( rmUfry. OfSce always ojx'n
KJ Donpla ATfnnc, lehlla. AaniM.
l-ru-npl altrtitiott to Urdrrt liy Ttlryrepk.
- - Laurence's Drugr Store.
A Most Complete lane!
We ask an inspection by
"The Fruit of the Pudding is the Eating!
One Price to All!
21 Main St.,
J. M. ALLEN & CO. r
Wholesale and Retail
CHICAGO LUMBER COMPANY'
LUMBER SASH, DOORS, BLINDS. LATH
Miiiiiifaclun'ro of Hie ch'brnttMl
MARBLEHEAD WHITE LIME.
JCiiicty-wjvcii per cent, pure Lime. Two barri'N will go as far an Minx of
any other Lime.
LoiiisTille Cemont, IGchigan Plaster and Hair, always on hand.
HOLLOWELL & DORAN
Are to the front with tho Ijilcnt, Xcatf-t, Xohbicl and Clienpvut line of
HAT8, CAPS & TJjaisriSBEIlSra- GOODS
i3r ornE city.
l)oiif;lai Avonnc, l!"twcen Smyth'n
'o O) ililo
Handles a Complete Line of
Clothing:, Hats, Caps and Furnishing Goods
Fraik f. Weir, Frilz SHitr' 4 $U4.
the public, and will guarantee
and Loir Prices.
and Old Men!
ALM-'X & TUCKER.)
and W'allacc'ft Iniph-mrnt HoiJMm.
K KIMMKI:t.E t C h. ADAXI
j Kimmerle &. Adams,
WICHITA MARBLE WORKS
Manufacturer" of anJ I)calrr Id
WXriESTS, T0IBST0ES. IWTIES .I Tili W
2S0N ?S!:C!!JC, 2mL2G ST02TZ,
PTBBCF5 CITY XjXIT:,
ISAM, V ATfR & OBMENT.
kUtrtt. lAwm KJrtt ni Sco-l. Wt'lifU,