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M. M. MUKPOGK, Kdltor.
WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUG. 4, 1SSS.
- For Associate Justice
D. M. VALENTINE,
JOHN A. MA11TIN,
For Lieutenant Governor
A P. KIDDLE,
For Secretary of State
E. B. ALLEN.
For State Ireasw-r
JAMES W. HAMILTON.
" For Auditor of State
For Attorney General
S. B. BRADFOBD,
For Superintendent of Public Instruction
J. H. LAWHEAD,
HON. E. N. MORRILL,
HON. E. U. FONSTON,
HON. A. S. WILSON,
HON. E. J. TURNER,
HON. S. R. PETERS,
REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION.
The Republican County Convention for the
purpose of nominating candidates for the
following oflicers, Probate Judge. County
Attorney, District Clerk, Superintendent of
Public Destruction and Coroner, will be held
in the city of Wichita on the 4th day of Sep
tember, 1680, at 11 o'clock a. m. at the opera
There will also be held at the same time
and place, and after the adjournment of said
county convention, a convention to nominate
a candidate for representative for the
Eichtv-second Representative district.
There will also Iks held on the same day and
after the adjournment of said comity conven
tional convention in the First ward of the
city of Wichita, for the purpose of nominat
ing a candidate for representative for the
Eighty-fourth Representative district.
On Friday, the third day of Septemler,
ISfcC, at 12 o'clock m. of said day, at the city
of Goddard, there will be held a convention
for the purpose of nominating a candidate
for Representative for the Eighty-third Rep
resentative district and for the purpose of
nominating a candidate for theoflice of coun
ty commissioner for the Third Commissioner
Said conventions are called by order of the
Republican Central Committee, and the
townships and wards will be entitled to the
following number of delegates:
First ward 15
Second Ward 10
Fourth Ward 13
Fifth Ward i
Iilncoln township -J
1'aync township n 3
Nineha township 3
Grant township 7
Keen I township -1
Gypsum township "'
Kockford township (upper precinct) 3
Kockford township (loner precinct) 3
Park township (west of Rig river) 4
ParktownRhip(ea8tof Big river) 3
Greeley township "
Sherman township 3
Union township r
Delano township S
Attica township c
Garden Plain township (upper precinct) 2
Garden Plain township (lower precinct) 3
Grand Uiver township 2
Waco township "
Illinois township -
Mton township 2
fhlo township 2
Ninescah township "
Ylolo township 2
Krie township 2
Valley Ceutertownshii) (e.ist of river) I
Valley Ceiter township (wcBtof river.) 2
JKaKle" towhship -j
The primaries to elect said delegates ill
Ih held on Thursday, September Jnd, lfcSf, at
the usual a oting places. In the country the
polls- will be oicned fiom 2 o'clock to 4 o'clock
p. in., and in the city tiom U o'clock until
G:0 p. in. E. li. Jkwktt, Chairman.
IJ. S. Rochelle, Secietary.
Mr. II. J. Cnnmfl', a Prohibitionist who
thinks the Pi ohibition convention at Em
poiia spread itself too much, wants a reor
ganization, and the formation of a Prohi
bition party devoted exclusively t prohi
T1IE BEST IN THE WEST.
Tiic Hamilton County SurprNc l'ost.
The Wichita Eagle has changed its sie
from a nine-column folio to a seven-column
quai to, and donned a new dress. It has
the best telegraphic rep01 ls of nni' PaPer
-west of Chicago or St. Louis. If you want
the best daily in the west send for the
Wichita Dailv Eagle.
IN THE LEAD.
Clark County Chief.
The Daily Wichita Eagle came out last
Tuesday week in a bran new dress. Wc
are opposed to the Eagle politically and
otherwise, but for all that we pronounce it
the best daily paper in the state by odds,
and the push and enterprise of the propri
etors will keep it ahead of the oilier daily
pajKirs of the state.
ITS HOME NEST.
The Wichita Eagle comes to us in an
cntirelv new plumage from point of beak
to tip of lail, but the matter is no better
than usual for it's about impossible to im
prove that portion of the paper. The
Eagle contains the very lates dispatches
conccrnine its home nest, and Arlington
will'welcoiuc the day when she is connect
ed with Wichita by rail and telegraph.
CRITICAL AND CLASSICAL.
From the Stafford Count Republican.
The Wichita E vole comes to us now,
in an absolutely metropolitan form quarto
and pasted comparable to the phenominal
city, of which tho paper like the celebrat
f statue of Minerva in ancient Troy is
not to be taken as long as the statue re
mained in it and Wichita is safe as long as
Jupiter's bird, in the shape of a newspaper,
can scream for it.
TILE REAL SOUTHWEST.
We had just settled down to the convic
tion that the "Great Southwest" consisted
ofScdcwick and the adioming counties
when we were startled by the information
in the Wellington Press that it consists of
Sumner and the adjoining counties. At
We rise to remark for the enlightenment
of Governor Martin and his Prentis. of the
Champion that both the Evgle of. Wichita
and the Press Of Wellington are all wrong.
Thev are not in nor of the "Great Southwest"-:!!
all. They are only a part of the
Great South East," Iwing fully fifty miles
east of the center of the state, though for
years they were on the southwestern fron
tier of the settled and supjwsable habitable
part of Kansas. But we have changed all
that. Now and forever, henceforth, the
"Great Southwest" will consist of "old
Sequoyah and the adjacent comities, about
a dozen of them. Mark the prediction!
Garden City Cultivator.
"We noted the fact that all the sales in
your county last Friday, according to your
own showing baturuay, amounted to a little
over five thousand dollars. "We also note
the fact that you do not deny our statement
in regard to fictictious transfers. It is too
well known all over the country that We
told just what has been occuring all the
season at the "windv wonder." In the
language of the Eureka Republican, "fess
up. To do so will be good for your spir
itual welfare. And your people didn't pay
the register full fees, eh? Newton Repub
lican. All of which for good natured banter
might be well enough if any other town in
tlds section could show up for the day
mentioned even five thousand dollars. As
for the application of "Windy "Wonder" to
Wichita, it is neither smart or original but
shows a lack of rescource as it Is a euphony
which was first applied by the Eagle to
It is useless, it is, simply transparent
foolishness, for the Republican or for any
body to deny that the amount of money in
vested in Wichita real estate the past six
months has been greater in amount than
was ever invested in any city in this state
for any period of twice or four times six
niontlis. As for "fictitious transfers" the
Eagle here and now denies, emphatically
and in the absence of any reservation what
ever, that there has been any crookedness,
any false or fictitious work committed with
either the sales or transfers recorded in this
city and published in these columns, assert
ing, upon the other hand, that all of the
hundreds of thousands and millions of
dollars reported as being paid for the
various properties described, were bona fide
transactions in which the purchase money
as surely and directly changed hands and
ownership as does the subsidiary coin in
circulation at Newton change hands when
the editor of the Republican takes a nickle
and goes out to treat a friend to the cigars.
THE PROGRESS OF REFORM.
George William Curtis, the particular
renegade Republican who more than any
other of the independent crank movement
in New York is responsible for an admin
istration distinguished principally for its
discouragement of patriotism and for the
vetoing of pension bills passed for the re
lief of American citizens whose love for
their country in its hour of peril proved
greater than all other considerations this
eminent" silk-stockinged lieutenant of
Beccher, is to deliver an address today at
the fashionable resort of Newport on the
question of Civil Service Reform. The
subject of the address, we believe, is to be
the progress of reform, which progress un
der Cleveland h:is been backward instead
of forward, as every citizen not trammeled
with a G rover Cleveland commission or an
expectation of oflice well knows.
George AVilliam Curtis is pre-eminently
the great political fraud of America, and
his speech today, which, while in that it
will sustain the civil service reform as en
forced by Cleveland, will necessarily be
hypocritical and only have weight with the
political dudes of New York who proved
traitors at the last national election.
TheDcmocrats of Kansas will meet in del
egate convention today at Leavenworth for
the purpose of nominating a state ticket.
The ticket will be nominated, but nothing
more. No one expects that it will be elect
ed. The result will be found in tomorrow
morning's dispatches. Thomas Moonliirht,
formerly a Republican, will be nominated
for Governor, The action a out hint him
provided the Democratic central committee
can raise enough from its Democratic post
masters to make a Democratic campaign.
This would give Thoniiis fair wages and
expenses paid until November, which will
be a windfall, no doubt. Here's to the
Democratic paity in Kansas, hoping that
its representatives mty- not forget in their
platform to denounce the constitution .of
their state wheiein it says that the old Dem
ocratic diiuk whiskey is no good.
State Superintendent Lawhead has issued
a circular calling for the examination of
teachers for state diplomas on the fourth
Monday of this month. Heretofore the ex
aminations weic held in Topeka, Emporia
and Manhattan, but this year the following
places have been selected:
Topeka, Kansas, in the state capitol
Fort ikott, Kansas, Central building.
Concordia, Kansas, high school building.
Wvandotte, K:uisas, school buildim.
Wichita, Kansas, high school building.
These examinations "will consist of both
written and oral exercises.
To be entitled to a live-year certificate,
the candidate (1.) must pass a satisfactory
examination in the following branches:
1. English Spelling, readinc, penman
ship, composition, :uul grammar, including
the structure of words.
2. Mathematics Arithmetic, bookkeep
ing, industrial drawing, algebra through
quadratic equations, and plain geometry.
3. Geography Physical and political.
4. History United States history, general
history and" civil government.
G. Natural philosophy.
10. Didactics Mental Science and Meth
ods of Instruction.
(2.) Must have taught one year. (3.)
Must produce satisfactory testimonials from
reputable persons in regard to temper, man
ners, moral character, and professional
To be entitled to a state diploma, the can
didate 1.) Must pass a satisfactory exam
ination in all the branches required for a
five year certificate, together with solid
.geometry, political economy, elementary
ehemistFV and Latin (grammar, reader,
Caesar and Virgil, or equivalents.) (2.)
Must hae taught five years, two of which
must have been in the state of Kansas. &.)
Must present testimonials, as required of
the candidates for certificates.
TILE WAY IT'S DONE.
From the Meade County rre- Democrat.
The Wichita Eagle, in its new form
and dress, is the neatest paper that comes
to this office and is a creat improvement on
the old form. The Eagle has made Wich
ita, and the manner in which the merchants
of that enterprising city support it shows
that thev fully understand and appreciate
that fact. The merchants of a town make
a paper and the paper makes the town.
A PROHIBITION REVERIE.
From the Fort Scott Monitor.
In the gray dawn of American civiliza
tion the saloonkeeper was not. In those
days, halcyon only in the results which
followed, a simple-minded people pursued
the gregarious codfish, treed the sagacious
coon, and cultivated with delightful negli
gence that noble and indigenous cereal
from which in more recent times so much
happiness and misery have been extracted.
Let us revisit those days.
The sports we find are athletic. It is
true we find some one from New Amster
dam has introduced an innovation the left
bower into the game of uechre; but laps
and slams, jambones and jamborees are
yet to be invented. I he game 01 seven-up
still lacks artistic finish, and the game of
American poker sleens like a lewel m
the Golconda of the future. But raffling
for turkeys has been reduced to a science,
and shooting for beef vies in interest with
the fist-fight and the foot race. It is true
that there be thoughtful men, who sitting
around the store careless of athletic sport,
yearn for the recreation of the mind, telling
the weird narrative of aborigine and cata
mount, and romances of fish and snake;
but they be dreamers; the world is athletic,
and in the store is molasses, and whisky,
and vinegar and rum, all sold upon a com
mon fluid level- The rum and whisky,
pure and nutricious, Ls largely wanting in
the elements of discord and disturbance.
Taxes are light and men prefer to use
money in betting on norsc races, rather
than wasting it on government. And in
every house there is some bacon, some
whisky, some bread, some happiness, and
some rum, and the geniuses and heroes of
the age love them all.
But in the evolution of ideas there arise
men who say: Let us banish rum and
whiskey from the side-board and cellar,
and place it where it can be regulated and
t-ixed, so that an example be taken away
from youth, and a revenue obtained. And
the saloon was.
The first saloon-keeper was a reasonably
decent and honest man, he sold an ai tide of
food, and played the fiddle. But as years
went by and the cellar and side-board fur
nished diminished opposition, business aug
mented. Treating was invented and be
coming prevalent spread rapidly. Saloons
being the only place where "spirits" could
be purchased became frequented, and there
in developed that great American trait of
antipathy to furniture and fixtures. Devel
opment demanded new men, and the saloon
keeper became an athlete, with a big neck
and a bad jaw. He became the protector
of furniture and fixtures, at thirty dollars
per month, and his strong right arm was
sufficient, for in those days the harmless
pistol with its geological Hint lock merci
fully spared its victim.
Unc somure morning m rcuiumj i
youth, a mere innocent, dreamy youth pry
ing into the alchemic mysteries of nature,
invents the American cocktail, the days of
innocent bibulosity vanish like a New York
alderman, and tiie gates oi peranum u;nw
back upon their rusty hinges with a sound
as harsh as the notes of a corrugated con
certina. It is not the object of these para
graphs to treat upon the rise, progress and
decline of the great American cocktail, it
must be the subject of a separate theme.
By the first of May' seven of the leading
farmers of Kentucky have died of whisky
and grass. A new era has come. It is the
era of invention. It demands new men.
An artist being demanded the saloon keeper
becomes an artist, lie ceases to be an ath
lete and becomes an aesthete. With a ma
nia for invention he compounds a thousand
drinks. His profession begins to have
a literature. Traveling artists teach
scientific "spoon work." He learns
"spoon work," and upon his
spoon work and his mixups he trusts him
self in confideficc to the generous impulses
of an appreciative public. He wears a white
apron; he gets a breast pin; he affects the
Adonis, and drawing a largesalary becomes
generous and popular, genial and authori
tative. He holds the stakes. He umpires
the disputes. He becomes the nisiprius of
a newly created realm, and he knows how
many votes Mr. McGinnis would have got
in the Third ward if he had not bad the
opposition of Mr. Killholland.
In an hour ill fated only to himself the
saloon keeper goes into politics: here dates
his downfall. He begins to be a factor. He
picks out his men. He attends the prima
ries and the caucus. He becomes a jani
zary. His superiors become afraid to use
him, and vet dare not disband him. Can
didates are obliged to be phlebotomized
or downed. The saloon becomes a sewer
of politics and the churches till ith unbe
lievers in organized ant:.gonism to the sa
loon. Then comes Nihilism. A few say let us
regulate in a sensible manner for the fu
ture; the mob says let's punish for the past
and crucify in the future. The standard
of political revolt is raided against the
feudalism of saloons; the whole business
must go the saloon, saloon politics, saloon
keepers, saloon drinks, and amid the fun
nel shaped cloud of politics the retainers of
the saloon are swept away in the vortex.
Over the purple painted sarcopnagus oi
the saloon keeper we need indulge in no
frantic exultation of success. He was
the product of an idea. He was
not a born ruler; he ought to
Jiavebeen reimlated. He was allowed io
nile and then he was crucified, llis name
is Dennis; he is a reminiscence. Now
when wesec the original packages creeping
back into the cellar and arranging them
selves upon the sideboard we ieel mat tne
whirligig of time is bringing us back to
those "halcyon days when the saloon was
not. , ,
When we. the pigmies of today, that are
to figure as the heroes of the centimes to
coined have slumbered long in our hallowed
grades, some reformer may arise and say,
"'Let us banish from cellar and sideboard
that which tempts our youth at home, and
let us have it in places "w here we can con
trol, regulate and tax it."' Iroxqcill.
EOCKFOKD FaUM, All
To the Editor of the Ea?le.
Just as'wePeotone people were about
becoming resigned to the prospect of seeing
everything scorched and withered, and in
all probability, blown away on the wings
of a dry tornado-like wind, the clouds be
gan dispensing the hoarded moisture. That
was a week ago, then, last Thursday night
a quiet rain fell, and the steady patter, pat
ter! drip, elrip! sounded as a lullaby, on
which wc drifted oil into happy dream
land. So much rain had fallen above Kingman,
that after Hooding the streets there the2sin
ncscah came tearing down in fine style,
swollen from a thread-like stream to a
broad, rushing river. In a few hours the
roaring had ceased, and a gentle rippling
sound succeedeel it, ami the sullen, dark
water lH?eame clear ana smooin. ine
sands have shifted and loosened
Rock ford is again impassable.
parties have mired close to the bank, but
been able to pull out without particular
damage; but a man who attempted
to ford a mile above, came very
near losing his team, as well
as his life. A bridge is one of our imme
diate needs, but it is about the Last thing
that will be looked after. Railroad is all
very well, and everybody is glad that our
county is to be regularly "gridironed;" but
why can't we have a bridge, in the mean
time. The L. & W. might have done bet
ter than to locate two towns in our comi
ty. Viola is too near Conway Springs, but
the Santa Fe. not particularly noted for a
spirit of magnanimity, Anncss is more fa
vorably located, the sight being on high
Ground. As to the future of the new towns,
one can predict little. Viola has the Peo
tone poslollicc, and Thos. IJrumiield (lately
of Clearwater,) is the leading merchant of
Railroad talk has somewhat subsided,
but down toward thejiver, the people are
wondering when the survey for the "Davis
line" will begin; just where the bridge will
be built, etc.
A little hay has been made, threshing is
mostly done, and now fanners will find
odd "chores" to do till hay-making weather
A sociable at 3Ir. Guthrie's
on the evening of the 23rd was a very
pleasant affair, though the threatening
weather made the attendance small.
Mr. Henry and Mks Liz.ie McCrae left
Kalamazoo lately; Miss Lizzie will visit a
month or two in Derby before returning to
her home in Rice county. ,
Mr. James Thompson, of St. Louis, has
been visiting Mr. Little s family tins sum
mer. He is greatly pleased with this
country, and expresses surprise that we
should complain of the hot weather when
we have such dclicioubly cool nights. As
Mr. Thompson has gone back to his St.
Louis home, he will probably have reason
to reffret that he had not remained longer.
There was a Sunday school pic-nic in
Sackett's grove last Wednesday. The at
tendance was large and the occasion was
made interesting with muMc and speeches,
to say nothing of the games for the little
folks and the dinner in the grove. That is
the "Teat feature in the estimation of th
MKs Eva Merchant is at home for a few
days, but will return to Medicine Lodge,
where he has engaged in the millinery
BEFORE TIIE WAR.
Last evening the Wichita Ekgle came
to our oflice in a new dres, and when we
read the explanation that it gave we were
informed that it was printed on a news
paper press with a folder attached. The
paper i now a seven column quarto, and
one of the nicet, finest, newsiest newspa
pers in the state. We have been acquaint
ed with Marsh Murdock, its editor, since
we were a lXv (oeiure uie mi "-
in the state is more pleased to Know oi ua
success than we are, and hope his Eagle
will continue to soar high above every
cloud of adversity in the newspaper world,
sailin"- majestically above all competitors
until the acme of it ambition is reached.
--tnniiflr nd P.iralvzer.
Mrs. A. Krammer,
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
Next Door to Post Office. Wichita, Ks.
-THE LATEST IS-
CAPITAL -:- HILL -:- ADDITION,
Situated between Second street and Central avenue. There are only
eight lots, containing about two and a half acres each. This tract
is as fine as any on the Hill just east of the city. For prices and
terms call at my of f ice.
Vacant Lots in every part of the city, and don't forget we can
give you some fine bargains.
BUSINESS -:- PROPERTY.
We have three lots on Water street.
We have twenty-five lots on Main street.
We have several on Market street.
We have twelve lots on Lawrence avenue.
We have six lots on Topeka avenue.
We have six lots on Emporia avenue and several on Fourth ave
nue. These are all close to Douglas avenue, and if you want a bar
gain in Business Lots do not fail to see me and get prices.
RESIDENCE -:- PROPERTY.
In endless profusion in every part of the city.
ACRE PROPERTY: We have a number of fine pieces of land in
tracts of from five to forty acres. We have several of these tracts
at such prices that a fine profit could be realized at once.
FARMS AND STOCK RANCHES
Of every description all over Kansas. Ranches of from one thous
and to three thousand acres fine land, and farms at from $10 per
acre up. Come and see me and be convinced.
STRANGERS .'. ALWAYS .'. WELCOME.
Correspondence promptly attended to. Money invested for
non-residents when desired. Please remember that I have no other
business but Real Estate. If you want Real Estate come and see
me or write.
A Classical and Scientific School for
WILL OPEN lOIt THE SCHOOL YEAH
Monday, Sgente 61k, 1886.
KOI'. PAKTICULARS OK CATALOGUE ADDRESH:
Prof. J. M. Naylor,
Rev. ;J. D. Hewitt,
HACKER & JACKSON
-Wholesale and Retail Di-alcrs In-
Colorado & Pennsylvania Anthracite
AnJ all kinds of
Canon City, Trinidad and
Osage City, Elossburg,
Pa., Piedmont W. Va.,
McAllister, Fort Scott,
Cherokee, Rich Hill
and Pittsburg Coal.
Lime, Plaster, Cement, Brick,
walk and Building Stone.
rncTS.-faz ut Real, we Doujfcu "-. , ",
177 Ti aVT iTV-l, Mi. IAIUiW -
J. M. ALLEN & CO.,
112 DOUGLAS AVENUE.
A CARD OF FACTS, h
To Citizens of Wiehita and Surrounding
Knowing that room exists in your thriv
city for a first-class live outfitting house,
have determined to pitch our tent in
Wichita, and enter the list to win the prize
of popular favor. We come among you with
no flourish of trumpets as to what we can do,
but we are square in the fight for competition
and by August 14th will offer for your in
spection the largest and best selected stock of
Mens and Boys Clothing, Gents Furnishing
Goods, Hats and Caps, Trunks and Valises,
ever placed before the citizens of Kansas.
Our buyers arc now in the Eastern markets,
placing large orders and selecting the latest
styles and best goods.
We shall sell strictly at one price to all,
and as we buy exclusively for cash we dem
onstrate to you what low prices mean.
We have leased for a term of years the
commodious building on the corner of Doug
las and Lawrence avenues, and wish you
call on the occasion of our grand opening,
which due notice will be given.
CORNER DOUGLAS and LAWRENCE AVENUtS, No. 228.