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M. M. MURDOCK, Editor.
FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 30, 1884
OUR SLEEPING PATRIOTS.
"On fume's eternal camping ground
Their silent tents are spread,
And glory guards with solemn round
The bivouac of the dead."
So long as there shall rcmaiu a pen
sion roll, so long as there shall burn
within the hearts of the present gen
eration a spark of true patriotic fire,
there will bo thoc who, upon the re
currence of this day, will gather into
companies at the call of the fife and
drum, and march beneath the folds of
the starry banner, with hands full of
flowers and hearts full of gratitude to
where floats the spectre emblem o'er
silent tents to where sleeps those
whose hands were so bravely lifted in
the defense of all that an unselfish pa
triot holds dear.
And I saw a phantom army come,
With never a sound of fife or drum,
But keeping time to a throbbing hum
ui waning anu lamentation;
The martyred heroes of Malvern Hill,
Of Gettysburg and Cbanccllorsville,
The men whose wasted figures fill
The patriot graves of the nation.
And there came the nameless dead the
Who perished in fever swamp and feu,
The dldwly starved of the prison-pen;
And, marching beside the others,
Came the dusky martyrs of Pillow's fight,
With limbs enfranchised and bearing
I thought perhaps 'twas the pale moon-
They looked as white as their brothers!
As will be seen by the roll published
yesterday the silent bivouac of yonder
prairies' swell arc but few in number,
jet the 6tory of their lives, the value
of their example, commands our hom
age as strongly as if their silent tents
were numbered bv the thousand.
And each year there have been those
of Wichita who have not failed in tak
ing a part in this beautifully imp rcss
Some fell in the din or the battle,
Uy luinnlc balls shot through the heart,
And others from dark rebel prisons,
By angels were called to depart,
We know that our lost ones aro happy,
They were faithful to country and God;
But our hearts fondly yearn for the presence
Of our soldier boys, under the sod.
Then let us scatter flowers upon the
graves' of these sleeping comrades.
"It was a victory, but it cost us dear,
and the memory of their deeds should
not only arouse our sympathy, but
call forth our patriotism." It was a
victory, but at what cost many such a
'Roll Call" as the following attests:
"Corporal Green I" the orderly cried.
"Ilerc I" was the answer, loud and clear.
From the lips of the soldier who stood
And "Here!" was the word the next re
plied. "Cyrus Drew !" then siienco fell
This time no answer followed the call ;
Only his rear man hud seen him fall,
Killed or wounded, he could not tell.
There they stood in the failing light,
Those men of battle, with grave, dark
As plain to be read as open book.,
While slowly gathered the shades of night.
The fern on the hillside was splashed with
And down in the corn where the poppies
Were redder stains than the poppies
And crimson-died was the river's Hood.
For the foe bad crossed the other side,
That day, in the face of a murderous tire,
That swept them down in its terrible ire.
And their life-blood went to color the tide,
"Herbert Kline!" At the call them came
Two stalwart soldiers into the line.
Bearing between them this Herbert Kline,
AVoundcdaud bleeding to answer his name.
"Kzra Kerr!" and a icc answered,
"Hiram Kerr!" but no man replied.
They were brother?, these two ; the sad
And a shudder crept through the coin-fleld
"Kpbraim Deane !" then a soldier spoke :
Dcane carried our regiment's colors,"
he said ;
"Where our ensigu was shot. I left him
.lust after the enemy wacrcd and broke.
"Close to the roadside his body lies;
J paused a moment, and gave him drink ;
lie murmured his mother's name, 1 think.
And death came with it, and closed his
Twas a victory; yes, but it cost us dear
For that company's roll, when called at
Of a hundred men who went into the
Numbered hut twenty that answered
The democratic party never learns
anything. The only parly victories
ever achieved by it are secured either
through blind luck or some balance of
power coming of prejudiced masses,
who only lack culiglitmcnt to lift them
above the average democratic'aim and
If anywhere under heaven the demo
cratic party is favorably situated to
catch the spirit of the age it is in
Kansas, yet wc have the spectacle of
the head of that party in Kansas, in
the pcrsouof Governor George Wash
ington Glick declaring in a speech no
later than night before last that the
practical result ot prommuon in
Kansas had been only to increase the
whisky carrying trade, tho opening of
back-door saloons and the invasion of
homes by the whisky bottle and jug.
Such language would not be excusable
in a fourteen-year-old boy. Ilowevtr
greatly the law of Kausas has failed
in prohibiting the sale and use of
liquors, to say that the sales in
the aggregate have increased, or
that tho jug and bottlo to any great
extent goes now into homes where
they were strangers before, is cheap
rant. The law may be a failure,
markedly so in localities, but it has
not increased tho traffic of liquors.
Gov. Glick took it upon himself to
pledge tho national Democratic con
vention against sumptuary legislation,
against the liquor traffic, for that was
the idea he desired to convev. The
Democratic national convention will
do no tuch thing, unless it deliber
ately concludes to commit hari-kari.
On the tariff question the party at
Topeka straddled the fence. It in
dorsed llrst Carlisle's horizontal
platform, and then turned right about
aud said it was in favor of that policy
which the Republican party is acting
uf""'. ,. ,. ..
Wc liaa liopsa io sec me oemoeracy I
of Kansas take a stand which would!1 m rauch concerned in America
., , , -.., politics, and never tiro ot udvii;
bo encouraging to the balance of the hc sllJ&iioiu Al the prcgent writin
party in the Aation, liopcU that it the couutrv is much stirred up about
woud act aud talk soberly; but it 'President borscv. lie went out on
seems that so long as its represents-, "s sheen ranch somewhere in Clerc
. i ..--,- i,tinc ;i.i,n!-i'ad and has not been heard of Mnce.
live members can carry bottles in their j ShonW he MTer b(J found vice-Prcsi-
pockeU tho closing of the open saloon i, jCut Sam Tildcn will be knighted in
is no bar to their foolishness. ( his place."
THE FT. SCOTT L WICHITA.
The editor of the Fort Scott Moni
tor bas been out in Harper county as
far as Harper City, and he seems forci
bly impressed with what he saw.
This southwestern country is always
a revelation, its growth, beauty and
fertility never failing to start stran
gers wondering why they had never
realized the fact before. The Monitor
seems inclined to the conclusion that
it would be a wise thing for the Fort
Scott & Wichita to go to Harper City.
It has been understood, or believed
here, ever since that road abandoned
its'Kingmau route that it would run
to Anthony, and until the publication
of the following "by the Monitor we
had thought the thing settled. From
this it would seem that the people of
Harper City arc alive to the impor
tance of the road.
Harper county is, as wo remarked
the other day in these columns, des
tined to be, in the near future, one of
the great counties of the southwest.
But wc reproduce the Monitor's arti
cle in full :
Harper is the terminus of the Kan
sas City and Southern Kansas rail
road, and while it is only about seven
years old, it contains a population to
day of at least 2500, of as wide awake,
active energetic people, as this world
The county was organized in 1873,
and there was but little settlement un
til about 1876, yet in 1880 the county
had a population of about 5,000, and
the city of HarpeV a population of 747.
In 1880 there was in the county 1422
horses, mules, 579, oxen, 4,610 head
of cattle and 1,700 sheep. There were
10,565 acres in corn, 3607 acres in
wheat, 1364 acres in oats. Now the
land of the entire county has been ta
ken up, and over one half the couutv
cultivation, anu me popuia
tion of the county
The amount of business done at
Harper, 'considering the newness of
the town and country, is really won
derful. The business of the town is
now represented by three banks, some
forty odd stores, a number of which
would do credit to Fort Scott or any
of the older cities of the state, and is
supplied with three hotels and sup
ports three newspapers that will com
pare in size, ability. &c, with any
county papers of the state.
In passing through this lovely and
rich agricultural and stock county
another thought hns forced iiself up
on us, and that is, why Fort Scott
should not have a direct commercial
connection with this section, aud we
certainly will have it in the near fu
ture. The St. Louis, Fort Scott & Wichita
It. R., which is a pet of Fort Scott, is
building, or intending to build, their
road from Wichita southwest through
this iavorcu laiui. Wc are not ap
prised ol the location ol their route or
their objective point, if indeed that
has been settled, Imt from personal
knowledge ot that section, and es
pecially of Harper county, the road
cannot afl'ord to give the town of
Harper the go-bv. It is too important
a place to be ignored, aud has too much
business energy and wealth to be left
aud to remain out in the cold. If the
Fort Scott and AVichita Railroad does
not go to Harper, some other road
from southeastern Kansas will, aud it
is from an honest public spirited mo
tive, for the benefit of the Wichita
road as well as Fort Scott, that wc o.v
prus-j the decided vv Mi thai vv o soon be
in direct commercial connection with
Harper, the emporium of the trans
Arkansas country, by the Fort Scott
and AVichita railroad, if Kiowa is an
objective point, no nearer route from
AVichita to Kiowa can possibly be
found than through Harper, and this
route would carry the road through
the very best part of the northwest
corner of Sumner aud through the
vcrv best agricultural portion of
Harper count', and lor which the peo
ple of Harper stand ready to give
freely any reasonable bonus or subsidy
in order to secure this eastern outlet.
There is another consideration of
much importance to the Fort Scott A?
AVichita railroad, and .that is this:
The city of Harper, this past winter,
used over 100 carloads of coal a mouth,
and this will be very largely increased.
Tho freight of Harper amounts to over
$30,000 per month, while the receipts
of Adams' Fvprcss amounts to . 1,800
per month. These facts fully bear out
all we have said about the importance
of Harper, and shows the importance
to Fort Scott of a commercial connec
tion through this road with the city of
.Mr. C. P.King, the popular drug
gist, of Leon, Kansas, spent Monday
in this city interviewing our various
wholesale firms. Leon has proved to
be one of the liveliest business points
on the Frisco load. We should judge
from the number of daily Eagi.k's
handled by Mr. King's news depart
ment which he runs in connection
with his drug store.
The growth of cremation through
out the country is rapidly on the in
crease. In fact the heirs of the late Dr.
Lamoyne have iucd a circular to the
effect that their crematory establish
ment cannot longer be used by the
general puplic that it is too small
to supply the increasing demand.
The widow and mother of Jesse
James have brought suit against J. II.
Chambers, of St. Louis, to recover
their share of the royalty on a life of
the noted outlaw which has been pub
lished. The cac will come up for
hearing in June.
Miss Becky Jones, the heroine of the
Hammers!' will case in New York,
has had" several oilers of marriage
since she went to jiil Monday for re
fusing to talk. This may be the be
ginning of a popular reform move
A statesman in the Presidential
chair has ceased to bo a prime neces
sity, and good common scnc is now a
sutltcicnt qualification. Statesmen arc
needed in Congress, and political
sharpers are best off at home.
A stiff nnrrnsiiritiilpii! fiT Tjniulrm
paper, who visited this couutrv not
' long ago, gives the following iufor-
mation concerning one of the south
western states: "Arkansas is situat
ed between Memphis and San Fran
cisco. Its climate is mild in winter,
but iu summer, I am told by an olu
inhabitant, it is extremely cold. The
p-ovornor of this Stain rocolvns &SflO.- .
1 000 a vear, winch he spends maiulv
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or xue cmenaiumem oj ins incuu
i nresent writitif
We shall offer our entire slock of .$16,000 worth of
Spring & Slimmer
Consisting of all the new and laic novelties in
Plain, Fancy & Combination Suitings!
This will be an offering to select from that you have never had
before, and they will be sold on the basis of
75c. on the Dollar!
Don't fail to come. Don't forget the numb'r -and place.
The One-Price Cash Dry Goods House.
21 Main Street.
J. M. ALLEN & CO.
Wholesale and Retail
CHICAGO LUMBER COMPANY'
LUMBER. SASH, DOORS, BLINDS. LATH
Manufacturer:? of Ihc celebrated
MARBLEHEAD WHITE LIME,
Ninety-even per cent, pure Lime. Two barrels will go a far as three of
any other Lime.
Lonisville Cement, Michigan Plaster and Hair, always on hand.
H0LL0WELL & DORM
Arc to fhe front with the Latent, Xeato.f, XobhicM and Chcape-t linn of
T3ZJLTS, GJBS & FTTI?,lTISH:nsr3- GOODS
I I3ST THIIE CITY.
Douglas Avenue, Between Smyth's
No CO Main
i Hrl -ri
Handles a Complete Line of
Clothing, Hats, Caps
Frart f. Weir, Fritz Siitzler's 0U Stand.
ALLEN is TUCIvEU.)
and Wallace's Implement Houses.
C. KIMMEItLE. C
Kimmerle & Adams,
WICHITA MAEBLE WOMS
Manufacturers of and Dealers in '
I0MIENTS, T0ir,ST0.ES, MAMIES AND TABLE T0?4S,iF,NE JEWELRY-
FSNCItf 5. BUILDING STONE. i
XEK.OS CITY LIlCE
HAIR, PLASTER & CEMENT.
Street, between First amJ Second, AVichiU. '
and Furaishing Goods
ORGANS TO RENT
"W. IB. MEAD,
Or Address l.ock'&JxSj,
Wichita - Kansas.
Kiileen & Stockinger,
Practical Plumbers, Steam & Gas
Gas Fixtures. Siwm Ucaiiog it Ventilating a
Specially. Estimates rsniUhetl.
S3 Shop on Main street, old Arkansas Val
ley Bank Building, Wichita, Kansas. Pcst
oOice Cox 415. C-l
STOVER & BKACHTEL,
Contractors & Builders
Wichita, - Kansas.
JCr Shop on First Street, west of County
J. F. STAFFORD,
Guns, Pistols and Ammunition
Hunting outfits rented on reasonable terms.
CORNER FIRST S. Jf AI JJ, WICHI V.. K N'SA5
Goods at Kansas City Prices.
V. S. t'OIJr.KTT, l'rii(!ont. A. HISS,
II. II. UICHAKDS.
NOS. 73 AND 75 MAIN
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sMf CO P&; U8&ij
mm ) 1 11 cq ufir
Wichita City Roller Mills!
MANUFACTURE THE CELEBRATED BRANDS:
IMPERIAL, - (Roller PatentJ
WHITE ROSE, - (Extra Fancy.)
X. L. C. R. - - - - - (Fancyj
Those hranils 'me been on the rn.irl.et.4 l"at, AVwt, N'nrth atxl qonth far lm fr-irp, anil hnve
iron an cnrl&ble repntntlon uln-rnrr Introduced. 1 trr the m f i t lay uith lhra V.e orr
slnajsln theni.trket furiihratntlilgtir-it cah jirlcii
SHELLABARGER, IMBODEN & OLIVER.
Hathe nacst Line of
DIAMONDS, &0LD AND
No. 88. Donrfaa Avenue.
W. L. McBee,
Abstracts of title compiled on short notice.
Fire, Life and Toraafle Insurance.
Represents seres of the best Companies in the
Smythe & Hahn,
Contractors & Builders.
Hard jiinc finish a specialty.
SHOP South End 4th Avenue.
Office Pallett's Limber Yari.
Douglas Avenue, near Depet.
Vicii I'reshkt. .1. 11. 1H.AC1C, See an.iTrcas.
January 11, 1S81.)
STREET, WICHITA, KANSAS.
H. W KENDLE.
Bflflp. fLOTfl. AiD JLTALUC WRUL CISES,
EOBZS, GLOVES, CBAPxT, ETC.
IaB two fine hearjrs A private tlrpb')ne llrrt
to t IrhlLj Umf trj. OfiJce a!wj- otn
'.Q IoiiK!a.i Aven:!", Wichita. Kaoui.
Prompt allmtUtn to Urdrrt by TtltjrayA.
SILVER WATCHES !
La-rsnce'a Droir Store. !
jj&!&SBj$3Bm C0LDr SILVER
SL -K "RT rr,iQC3-C3v
Grain and Produce Gommisaioa
Chicago market report raeaiTed ererr fifteen
minntea from 9: a. jc. to 2 JB r. K. Oflec
unJer Citizens Bank. WIeklta., Kaaaw. Deal
era In grain aad prodBM invited to make my
office their headquarters. d-3-tf
W. J. BLOOKR & BBO.
Nt. 86 Hah St.
Though good lu our lino arc lower than
for many years, wo still offer inducements
to close buyen, especially in
Sugars, Syrups, Coffees, aud
"We mean this. Convince yourselves.
Telephone No. 39.
J3T Nearly opposite Wichita Wbolctale
Machine Shop !
XEAK IKON I1UIDOK.
B. McPARLAND. Propr.
56- Choice Lots! -56
In "Turner's titltlition to the city.
Prices Low. Terms Easy.
Apply to .1. It. Turner, or .Toct'Iyn .t Tlmmas,
J. A. STEDMAN,
General Insurance Agent
Fire, Tornado, Life and Accident
OFFICE 1(W DOUGLAS AUKNUK,
Over Birae-.' Drug Store.
Largest Apcy in tie Valley,
Corner Douglas and Laurence. Hooni No 3 u
tairs. 1 in
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firm tke leader ay bed wilt ntanUk
willMTekuaaelf great mi ef trovMc.
I know alt aboat It. J. DVMEBTS.
Hat b, Cap awl grata' flmtiaUaf vl
goods at the Star ClothiBg Howt,
sigH of the big star. 1-tf
I offer for tale for a law days a track C
and within the city Halt, talaiag
nearly ae acre of laad. The taeet tenet
of land for garden ynrioeea In UeTaHey.
Forpartienlara innira of Wn. Matnew
Lost A. navy Mae coat. ThenaderwM
be liberally rewarded by leafing ti aeon
orandura books mnd papers at Allea
Jones' grocery store, and no qneaUoM
asked. C. C. Jacksox.
SPECIAL BAKGAESS. '
Eight lots on Central arcane attMteack.
I desire to notify the pablie that I
am prepared to dig or clean privy
vaults and cess pool ob ihort notice.
Mail orders to A. B. Bandutm 4-8
A good drug business for sale. For
particulars enquire of Inacs Rom.
Dye works, ilats and clothing a special- W
ty. Dresses cleaned or dyed without rip
ping. C3 Main street, tl
Robert Jacks, proprietor of the Star
Clothing House, is the pioneer cloth
ier of the Valley. 1-tf
Men's and boys' Clothing lower than
the lowest at the Star Clothing House.
New potatoes, Ilrst of the season, at
Pollock & Pearce's.
Go to A. R. (tore for pure ice cream
mid Peruvian beer the best in the
Hacker & Jackson have made ar
raiii'incnlH with the Fort ijcott Hajr
Stone Co. to bundle their flnggiug.
Wn arc now prepared to give price on
nit kinds of sidewalks and residence
walks in tho.city. All work warrant
ed to iic satisfaction, iu the gray or
blue stone. Hackku & Jackkon,
I have 210 acre of pasture, two and
one-half miles from the city, all well ,
fenced, plenty of good water. Cattle
pastured at 65 ccnta per month
K. P. Fokd.
. BUNNELL Sc ROYS,
Fire and Life Insurance
Agents A. T. k S. I'.Railroa.l Land!.
Money ahvayH on hand to Loiui at
Lowt'nt riirront rntt'H.
The oldest cslalilhlieil Knil rUtntv
firm In the city.
OUK fJ.'HmAM.'K AGK.NCV.
At tim, ut liartfurd 0,1,UI
Grnnnn Ann rienn, r New York 4.(M,tiM
(icmiaiila, or New Vurk S,T,7
Ilartr.ini. of llortfonl. ...... 4,S4l,:to
Ifonif, or Ni'W Voik. ',in,M.
Inn Co or North Amirica, of Milla.. V,U7l,nM
IJv., fximl , ami Gloln', of IJtrM"'t &,7it,Va
J'Ii.wiIt. r IfBrtfonl 4.U5.M9
Uiiiicrwrlti n, of Now York 3,a,TV4
Tlic FuHalili' ijf.-, of Ni-w York.... sn,m."
K3"tIBcln ltoj' )iliw, utHitaln, ovr-r liaok
J'Olt. I)Oi;M.AH ANU I.AWKKNCK AV5
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WICHITA. KAN. M
Standard Grades of Floir.
Kre-h lrcnd, nw, enken, candic, con
fectionary, frulU, cte.
I (Jood dcHix-red anywhere In the
64 MAIN STREET.
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uravry mt4 DmimrmlU:
Iropritor nrJl argon Ut Ckmrgm,
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