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THE WICHITA DAILY EAGLE: WICHITA, KANSAS, TUESDAY MORNING. JULY 6, 1886.
M. M. MURDOCH, Editor.
TUESDAY MORNING. JDLY C
"If vou wanted lo denounce real lie and
tm " clinntpd Senator Knieht, in the
Iowa Democratic etale convention, "why
didn't you denounce the president of the
United States for boning down before the
corporate monopolies and vetoing the De
Moines river land bill at tho demand of a
eiranticland ring! Why didn't jou de-
nnunnn Mm fur denrivinc Door settlers of
their rights! Why don't you denounce the
judiciary department of the government,
loaded down with 'Pan-electric stock, and
Vmmn a thumo and discraco to the
country! " '
THE ARKANSAS VALLEY.
Correct, Bro. JIurdock, with the excep
tion that our residenco in Kansas is twenty
three years instead of twenty, and further
we have li od fiften years lin the Ninnoscah
valley, and not tho Arkansas. Tho cowskin
is considered the great dividing line of tho
two great valleys, jf we mistake not. Clear
We wrote it twenty-three. As for the
Arkansas valley, it comprises all that terri
tory drained by tho river, including, of
course, its tribuiaries that is, in the sense
wo meant. There arc twenty-five counties
in Kansas in the Arkansas valley unques
tionably. DON'T BE ALARMED.
There is no foundation for tho scaro in
Peabody and in the touth half of Marion
county. Tho Chicago and Kock Island
will build from Lost Springs directly to
Wichita via Marion and Peabody. How
ever unreliable some railroad corporations
may have proved in the past Chicago and
Kock Island peoplo have not in all their
history as a corporation misled auy peoplo
or played fulse to any of their representa
tions or agreements. The racket now being
worked up under tho namo of the Pan
Ilandlo and something, and tho Rio Grand
and something else, is a schemo for a branch
of the Chicago and Ilock Ieltfad which would
in noway affect tho main lino running to
this city through Marion and Peabody, even
if tho Chicago and Rock Island should ever
accept it. Our friends at Peabody need
feel no alarm.
A BOOMER LAID OUT.
Old Weaver, of Iowa, who has been pos
ing as tho special friend of tho Oklahoma
boomer, was ingloriously squelched by Con
gressman Perkins of Kansas tho other day.
Weaver said that ho was in Wichita somo
time sinco delivering a speech, after which
prominent citizens rushed into bis room at
tho hotel to tell him of the creat extent to
which land frauds had been perpetrated in
this section. Wo don't believe a word of
such nonsense, and neither docs Judge Per
kins, who chargod Weaver with being tho
paid attorney of tho boomers, which no
doubt ho is and was, though ho denied it on
tho floor of the house.
After Mr. Perkins bad doubled him up
our own congressman, Judgo Peters, gave
him thi3 farewell shot:
As the gentleman has spoken of Wichita
and of Sedgwick count, and of fraudulent
entries there, I wish to ask him a question.
If there U such a largo proportion of fraud
ulent cntrios as tho gentleman stales, and as
tho land offico claims, how does it happen
that tho population of that country increased
from 18,753 in 18S0 to 20.0:2 in 1880! And
then I want to uk him this further question:
How is it tbat Sumner county, just below
Sedgwick, on tho territory line, where thou
sands of theso "Oklahoma boomers" are
waiting to go into tho Indian territory to
take up land how does it happen that tho
population of tbat county increased from
8.812 in 1880 to 32,889 in 1885. I say that
tli&o figures, upon their face, show that no
such wholcsalo frauds on tho public domain
as are alleged can posibly havo been com
mitted. HAVEN. RENO COUNTY.
To Ui RUtororthe KaEle.
This thrifty and newest of tho busy towns
that havo sprung up on the line of the
Wichita & Colorado railroad, is well worthy
of all tho praiso that can bo given it. It is
just thirty-ono mile3 northwest by rail from
this city, and located in what might be
justly claimed tho richest section in all of
the great Arkansas valley. A very large
portion of this land is what is known as
second bottom, which is tho best and surest
for tho variety of crops raisod in this valloy.
This corner of Reno county was first settled
with tho same thrifty class of farmers, and
about the samo timo as Scdwick; and as yet
has never experience a failure of crops.
Resides this tho average yield of corn and
oats is parhaps ahead of any othor section of
tho state. In regard to this statement, tho
writer was informed by Mr. F. W. Ash, a
leading farmer here, that many fields have
harvested from CO to 70 bushels of corn, and
100 bushels of onts to tho aero each season.
Ha en was first laid out on tho 12th of
last April, and tha plat filed May 1st. Tho
Town Company is composed of tho follow
ing gentlrmcn: N. K. Neidcrlandor, presi
dent; William Ah, vico-prcsident; Kos
narri, secretary; M. W. Lov, treasurer;
directors C W. Pcckham, Levi Charles,
X. S. Woods, V. W. Ask.
The Wichita A: Colorado lino completed
its road to this point on the 10th of June,
and tho 14th twenty-tbrco car-londs of fino
corn-fed cattlowero shipped, and on tho 21st
another lot of twenty-two car-load. Theso
cattlet wcro fed closo to town, and is tho bo
ginning of what will eventually becomo one
of tho most profitablo linos of farming.
That thcro wa3 much need of a town here
was apparent from tho first, and its location
will fully justify in the near future
a city of mora than a thousand
inhabitants. Already seventy buildings, with
a full complement of the necessary business
firms. The main business streets aro ninety
feet wido and well graded, and tho rcsidedco
'ots aro being surrounded with plenty of
thado trees. Thero is a golden opportunity
hero for investments, as lots aro being of
fered at the original figures of from $20 to
Thoimpimcmcnts now in view will in
cludo i-e en brick store.-, four of which will
be two story building, and a handsome Ma
sonic hall. Following is a full list of the dif
ferent business establishments in Haven:
Hotels Haven house, L. K. May proprie
tor. This hotel deserves a special notice, as
it is one of tho best hotels in southwest Kan
sas. Tho tablo is supplied in tho richest
manner, and tho general character of the
houso is just as neat and well appointed as
could be desired by the traveling public
Dry goods and groceriet Vincent &
Payne, Victor Primrose.
Groceries exclusive Riddle & Ross, Free
man & Moore, Miller & Soper.
Druggists Adams & Stolabarger;. Kaiser
Hardware Russell & Wilcox hardwire
company, Astlo Bros.
Boots & Shoes Robert Boerhart.
Lumber yards Oliver Bro's, St. John &
Marsh lumber company.
Restaurant and eating house Z. B. Zook.
Barber M. D. Wilson.
Bakeries M. J. Witum, Z. B. Zook.
Livery and t-alo stable Wentz & Jackson,
Ash & Charles.
Real estate and loans, also agents for the
town company Astlo & Reger.
Meat markets Myers Bro's, BUXe & Vtr-
Furniture C C Sweetland.
Contractors Grant & Bennett, Ktick &
Plasterers and stone masons M. Padrick.
Coal and stone Donnell A. Hictt.
Grain dealer and live stock C W. Peck
ham, G. H. Benson.
Ice cream and confectionery H. Ray
mond. Blacksmiths J. D. Anderson, J. H. BU
Bsiller. Newspaper Haven Independent, F. W.
Citizens bank of Haven, T. B. Heard,
niwident. L. O. Smith, cashier.
Tlmiriim T M. Kaiser, J. H. BtBev, J.
Delivered Before the Son of Vet
erans Society at their 4th of
July Celebration by Col.
Ladle and Gentlemen, Bona of Veterans:
It if with extreme reluctance that I arise
before an audience at any time, painfully
conscious, as I am, of my deficiencies as a
sneaker, but when the sons of veterans of
1861 call upon me for my services in any
capacity, I answer to the summons to the
best of my ability.
A quarter of a century ago it was my
fortune to spend the Fourth of July in a
slave state. I was but a boy thee; some
what rockless as some of you are today, but
brimfull of patriotism and love for tho old
flag. Upon the day alluded to, twenty-five
years ago, in the city in which I then resid
ed, there was no display of bunting; there
were no brass bands playing tho Star Span
gled Banner, thero was no display of fire
works in the evening. The streets were
lined with peoplo and business was generally
suspended, but there were no hurrahs for
Abe Lincoln nor cheer for the Union. Pub
lic sentiment was divided, and demonstra
tions of a patriotia nature were frowned up
on even by extreme Union men in the inter
est of local peace and harmony. Thero
were two boys in that city who determined
to celebrate the Fourth of July despite all
opposition. Being one of the two we pro
cured horses, and hitching them in an alley
entered the back way to tho combined store
and residence of a loyal Israelite, and there
obtained the necessary paraphernalia for
a complete disguise, then each of us, with
the American flag in his hand, mounted
and rode through the principal streets of
the city, to the consternation of the Union
people and tho open denunciation of rebel
sympathizers. But we were not to escapo
with mere denunciation. A mob of per
haps two or three hundred intercepted
our progress, and with stones and clubs put
us to the right about and followed us so
closely that the new phraso just then coined
of "skedaddle" was put into practical exem
plification. The yells which followed the
clatter of our horses' heels was the interlude
to me of tbat great chorus known as tho
"rebel yell," that was oftentimes to greet my
ears in the four bloody years that wcro to
follow, for a week later I had joined Mc
Clellan's army in West Virginia and was
daily being put through tho exercises, com
mencing with bay "foot, straw foot," so
utterly abominable and non-essential to tho
mind of every raw recruit.
I am not so very ancient, nor as "suffi
ciently decayed" as the daughter-in-law
elect, but I can remember as far back as
the Mexican war, tho return of the sol
dicrs to their homes as citizens, and tho
effect their return, in connection with tho
recital of events, tho fanciful and exaggerated
war stories told by them had upon tho
minds of tho people generally, but the
young men in particular. As tho Army of
Invasion was largely made up of recruits
from the south, these, on boing disbanded,
created a patriotic fooling throughout tho
land, to which full vent was given on the
4th of July, and from 1848 to I860, particu
larly in the south, "the day wo celebrate
was drank in mora toasts and responded to
in greater flights of spread eagle oratory
than tho nation had behold prior thereto.
It is needless to say that the 4th of July,
as a national holiday, is hot so popular in
all sections of our country as then. In tho
vears of 18C1-C2-'C3 and 'CI tbero was no
celebration of tho 4th of July in any portion
of tho United States within tho
limits controlled bv the socalled confederate
states trovernmenL In such territory tho
hand that would havo attempted to unfurl
the flag of our fathers would havo been
paralized. The voico that would havo ut-
terecPa cheer whoa its "broad stripes and
bright stars" gleamed in the sun light would
havo changed to a dying groan. Mv fnonds
it was to restore this emblem of the free,
mado sacred by tho blood of our patriot
fathers that loval men fought its memoirs
through four years of bloody, cruel war.
You young men who aro fresh coming on
the stage of action, can you form any just
conception of tho Urriblo struggle your
father's passed through to maintain that flag
unsullied. Do you realize the horror of the
moment, when traitor hands pulled
the flair down, tied a corner of it
to the pummel of a saddto
draeired at the horse's heels through tho
dust and filth of the street, and beautiful
women all over tho south spat upon.it,
whilst men who had boon born under it.
and been protected by it, applauded the
action and tossed high their hats when tho
bastard stars and bars floated over a united
south. Pardon the egotism. We old sol
diers venerate that flag. Wo fought for it,
starved for it, endured the tortuous marches
by day and tho wearisomo watches by night
sickness, privations, cold heat, rain, mud
and dust, some of us blod for it, many died
for it, and yet let me tell you that every
dron of northern blood that soaked the
southern soil was shed in defenso of a flag
emblem of tho free which, up to January
1, 18C3, was a flaunting lie," Think of it.
Wo were fighting to maintain the su
premacy of a flag that was tho
symbol of freedom in sentiment, but in fact
was tha flag of the oppressor that recognized
and upheld tho legality and righteousness of
human slavery. On tho 22nd day or fccpt.
1802, Abraham Lincoln doclared that on the
first day of January 1803, human slavery in
the rebellious states should cease forever.
I remember well the dawning of that New
Year's day, as if it was of recent date. I
fancied I could hoar tho chains drop from
tho limbs of four millions of the dusky sons
and daughters of Adam and tho voico of an
aged father, of the anti-slavory school of
Giddings, Smith and old John Brown re
peating the utterance "now letteih thy ser
vant depart in peace." Hero then at last,
coming up liko the saints, through "great
tribulation was tho flag immortalized
in song by Francis Key, tbo sym
bol his fancy had painted it
"that in triumph should wave, o'er tho land
of tho free and tho home of tho brave." It
is gratifying to know that tho "Sons of Vet
erans," as an organization in this city, have
thus early in its history and in tho lives of
iu members manifested their patriotism in
celebrating the anniversary of the day upon
which. 110 years ago, the patriot fathers
issued the declaration of independence and
separation from the mother country, which
a series of studied insults and acts of oppres
sion made imperative, considering the stuff
these revolutionary heroes wero made of.
Of late years it has been somewhat popular
to burlesque the Fourth of July and make
light of it I trust the fcons or eleran.
collectively and as individuals, by all their
future acU will frown upon such sacrilege.
and that this pay handed down to us by the
patriots of 76 will bo transmitted to you
along with Memorial day and all that comes
with it to the generations tbat will follow in
order that the principles for which they
fought in 76, and whiee we maintained and
upheld in '61, may not perish from the
Governor Martin will be renominated to
day unanimously, and the rest of the pres
ent state officers will come very near men
ing the same fate.
TeJecTaphic reporU of the observeoeo of
tbo National holiday indicate that the pain
otic ardor of the people doe not abate u
the yean roll on apace, me iih oi cat
calt:es is not ao large a usual.
Vn that the Santa Fe has about rotten
control of the Friaco, Wichita people have
three ways or getting to Chicaco. One by
the Santa Fe, one by the Sunflower, the
third, to walk. Bdorado Bepublican.
Be Wichita wfll haw two additional
to got to CWeago y LheUsMtite
AMD INSURANCE OFFICE.
Choice frm aid town property la Beno
county, at low rates acd easy terms.
ASTLE & REGER,
Stedman & Crane
Genera! Insurance Agents,
Fire, Tornado, Life and Accident
OFFICE 109 DOUGLAS AVXKUX
Over Barnea' Drtut Store.
Lamest loner in tie Yfe
CONSERVATOR! OF IDSIC,
Corner of Emporia avenue and William strset
oath of Douglas avinne.
IB. KI. SIROWln
Douglas Avenue, Wichita Kae.
-"K3. A. KttAMER,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Mr nooa to rosTorricc,
A R. GORE'S
236 N. Main Street
Ketpt constantly on hand all kinds or Cream
and Peruvian Beer. Deliver Cream to all
lrts of the cily. Ice Cream 10 cents
C. A. Uatm.
F. W. STOvaa.
GATES & STOVER,
Choice Inproved and
And City Property of all kinds,
Offlcc on north side of Douglaa ave. 2nd door
east ot Market st. oer Fuller's grocery, 3rd
door to the left, ni nUlrs,
At lowest rates and
ready for borrowers
AT OXCE !
S. W. COOPER,
37 Main St., Wichita, Kan.
A ROOFING PAINT
O Gravel Roofs,
A,S0 IT r.r Walks,
as an--1 Drives.,
Application 10 A Cellra,
1ron. T Etc
And STONE. M
Fcr farther particulars apply to
RIZER & HUMPHREY,
Office, corner Market and WlllUmt Street,
Or address lock box Hi, Wichita.
THE CHICAGO BOAT CLUB.
Chicago Avenue wet or Baltimore ATenne.
llve pat on a
fieet or IJike Mich
igan Clinker Keel
cellar, copper rat
tened, which they
are letting at the
low price or 25
cents per hour.
For Business all Night
E?IIave jou eoJoTcd the lorory or a tall oa
theXlttle Arkansas by moonlight. dH-lm
HACKER & JACKSON
Wholesale and Retail Dealers ta
ia.1 all alcda of
Canon City, Trinidad and Osage
City .BloBsburtr.P. piedmont,
W. Va., McAleeter, Fort
Scott, Cherokee. Rich
Hill and Pittsbnrff.
ilxUf, tat, Brick, Sifcnlfc ui
t??!'Vr? ( Rr K4 iwalrOaHXeflaaav, S. aid
lr.ii u; water l bet. Doualae aad Ja
yew, seat aaJ commodloas. Sew early
ready for business. Ooae to depot. Colorado
avanne, Colwieh, Kaaaaa.
Patronage soy cited.
34-lm I- TAPP. Proprietor.
AT THE VERY LOWEST RATES,
Farms k City Property,
QLOYB. Jt ALLDT,
afTDaactaMAT. - IHlw 8.
It pays to
That's what the people all j, and we will continue to induce them to
do so, for no such
Haa ever been offered to the public by any other establishment, aa will
be placed on our counters
Do you love laces ?
Do you love neckwear? Visit the Enter
For Hosiery Visit the Enterprise.
For Corsets Visit the Enterprise.
For Gloves Visit the Enterprise.
To Save Money, you must visit
THE v ENTEBPRISE,
109 DOUGLAS AVENUE.
J. M. ALLEN & CO-,
SUCCESSORS TO ALLEN ft TUCKER,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Guthrie's New Addition
To. the City of Wichita,
Thirtv (30) Acres Platted into One
market; 1 4 mi't north of Carey's Park. For Bale by
J. E HUMPHREY & SON,
Land,Loanl Insurance Brokers
ASH BEL WELCH,
BEST RATES AND
DO OSrOT F.IL TO
Office m Eatfe Block, - -
McCALLA & MILLER,
Brokers in REAL ESTATE,
Do a General Business in City, Farm, Frontier and Foreign Properties.
Sales effected, exchanges made. Additions
terms, and Loins negotiated on
A large list of aried properties constantly
tomers can ne accomouaieu. special mention given to u Bargains id we maxsei
ConTcyance at all times ready and free to customers.. Correspondence solicited.
KOOM 4 OVER HYDE'S BOOK STOKE,
Money to Loan
City Property, Chattel Mortgages,
AND PERSONAL SECURITY.
LOWEST BATES. INTO 3DE3XjA.TTS
L B. BUNNELL k GO.
MONET TO LOAN
CHATTEL MORTGAGES CELT PROPERTY
In Small or Large Amounts.
.-"e.O"E1, TX2CB1 AT TEC"E3 LOWJliST RATES.
WICHITA BANKING 00.
and FARMERS' BANKING CO.,
11W. DOUGLAS AVENUE.
POST, the Pawnbroker,
Has Just Bought
$3,000 Worth of Diamonds
For $1800. They are going to be sold at
At his Store. 428 Douglas Are, Wichita, Kan.
IS FMf "!
trade at the
Visit the Enterprise,
Acre Lots: jnat placed on the
CA - TjI -A.1T.D BS3Z "2JCE1.
- - WICHITA, KANSAS.
S. 9. MILLEB.
bandied, Capital placed upon dTantageout
all approved Real KstaU securities.
carried on our books, and all classes of cus
114 MAIN STREET, WICHITA, KAN.
tit .order to retire from business I offer my Large Stock ot
N'E'W . WW.. GOODS,
Notions, Etc, Wholesale,
lO TO 30 PER CENT.
Less than Regular Prices.
MERCHANTS, AND RETAIL PURCHASERS GENERALLY,
will find it to their interest to examine my stock;
will trade goods for City Property, or good
farming lands. Also offer for rent
One of the Best Stores in Wichita,
139 MAIN STREET.
JNO. G. ALLEN.
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We carry a full line of spring work consisting of
Cairiages, Phaetons, Jump Seats,
Surrys. Park Wagons, Buggies and Road Carts. We have a
great variety of styles, aid will make prices to suit the times.
Kelly, Alexander & Rahm,
123 Market Street.
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saHl I I1! aft KRffi'
aBBM Jbl Wk H IV'I ' llHaH
Wichita Ice Co.
Will Delived Ice to any part of the City.
Order by mail or give order to
Drivers of our wagons.
W. B. OORBXTr. rrea. n. H. BICTiARDS V1o n. J. U. BiaCX. . alTr.
A. 11X88. B.P.JOHXSOX.
WHOLESALE GROCER CO
Jobbers ol Groceries and Grocers Fixtures,
SHCW CASES, SCAXiE., ETC..
NOS. 233 & 235 NORTH MAIN STREET, WICHITA. KAN.
O. H. Fink 8s Sons, of the old
at Lamar, Mo., would rc.poctfulljr inform
aau win euro m jrancu .urtcrj in tv icmui. jih msi toej arc now lasing oruer lor
narscrr itoeV. to be supplied from tbelr nanerie . at 1-irair. Mo., until tbrr can rrow
the strnk In their branch nur.ery at Wichita,
zens or lemta anl aedgewick count-.
Mr. F. M. Miller, cencrat agent, will reprreat the firm at this plurr. OXcc at Com
Oxo. VT. Browx, I'res't. S. J.Sxrror.b, Treat. J. C IUixiji, S-c't.
AUGUSTA STONE CO.,
C Pro4arsor 1I i1d2s of
Dimensions, Tooting., Range ol Kcblr. tone sawing a .prclallj. Water Tablet.
Caps and Sills. Trices faraltbed on application. Orders solicited.
Dealers In Coal, Line and Plastering Material.. Contractors aad Masons.. '!
us a call. Telephone, No. 107. OlSce. 70S
Now is the time to buy
ONE MILE SOUTH ON LAWRENCE AVE.
Street cars and laree brick school house
in connection. For farther information call
at 611 South Market Street.
ALLEN, GRAHAM & CO.,
Sells Land Places lnsunr.ee Mike C&Sec&flt. Tun fvi fcr Hr
Bui-ants. Correspwwkrx ScBcttd.
H. A. IcKENZK & CO.
'And Spring Wagons
Repairing, RqiintiiJ md Trimnun;
I'ninptlj Mletdfd to.
City Tm!e Solid UU and Satisfaction
THE FINLA Y ROSS
I argnt tUUbllshme nt In to SUtr for
Window SWfi, Fhais Fiitnret,
Lanikrijiiia fifs, Cuniffi, Falj Tinqn, Mc
Rati Slick, pulte Piitiflce,
1 19 ui 121 Mala Stmt.
established and reliable Nurseries
toe public tbat thrjr bare madr arriogctoeDta
aotf hope to rccelTe patronage of the citi
East Douglas sTenae, WJcblU, Kansas
Lots in this Addition,
O. W. ORAHAK.
Laoi aavl lass Co.
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am offering some spe
cial bargains in Business
Property, Residence Prop
erty, Manufacturing Sites,
Vacant Lots inside, Vacant
Lots outside, Acres for Sub
dividing, Acres for Garden
large tracts in the
Livery Stock in Cleve7
Abstracts furnshed free of Charge.
Loans and Insurance Current Rates
N, F, NIEDERLANDER
near the O ity
. j fe &b$ &ssj
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