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Elte WLxtlxitx Sailij &$: 'SSfotoesflmj ptovuiuo, August 18, 1886.
"M. M. 3IUKl)OCIC, Kiillor.
WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUG. 18,1880.
For As-oclate Jusllco
JOHN' A. 3IAIITIN.
For Lieutenant Governor
A. I. KIDDLE, ft
For Secretary of State
JAMES W. HAMILTON,
For Auditor of State nTOV
For Attorney General
S. 1J. BltADKOItD.
For Suicrintcndent of Public Instruction
J. H. LAWHEAD,
HON E. :.. MOIUIILL.
HON. L H. FUNSTON.
UOV It V. PERKINS.
HON. THOMAS KYAN.
HON. A. S. WILSON'.
HON'.E. J. TUKNKIt,
HON'. S. It. PETEItS.
HON. T. B. WALL,
Sedgw Ick County.
REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION.
Tbo Republican County Convention for the
purpose of "nominating candidates for the
following ofiiccrs, Probate Judge. County
Attorney, District Clerk, Suiermtendcnt of
Public Instruction and Coroner, will be held
in the city of "Wichita on the 4th day of Sep
tember, !&, 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
Eighty-second Iteprentative district.
There will aho be held on the same day and
after the adjournment of said county conven
tion, a convention in the Jurst ward ot tlio
city of "Wichita, for the purpose of nominat
ing a candidate for lepre&entativo for the
Jiigaty-fourth ltepre-entative district.
On Friday, the third day of September,
lU, at 12 o'clock m. of said dav, at the city
of Goddard, there will be held a convention
lor the purpose of nominating a candidate
for Itepresentathe for the Eighty-third Rep
resentative district and for the purpose of
iiominatinga candidate for thcofllce ot coun
ty commissioner for the Third Commissioner
Said conventions are called by order of the
Republican Central Committee and the
townships and wards will lo entitled to the
following number of delegates:
First ward 15
Second Ward 10
Third Ward !i
Fourth Ward -...IS
Fifth Ward 4
Lincoln township 4
Pay no township :!
Ninehii township "
Grnnt townehli) 7
Kpchi tuwuhli 4
Wichita townMiip It
Gypinui township .'?
Rocklord lownsliiti f upper precinct) .'!
Uockford township (lower nrecinct) .'!
I'ark townehip (woBtof I'.ig rlvei) 4
Park township (castor Big rivir) 3
Greulay townehip ."
Sherman townlup :f
Union township 0
Delano township R
Attica township 5
Garden Plain townehip (upper precinct) 2
Garden Plain township (lower precinct) .'!
Grand Uivr township 2
Illinois township -
Atiim township 2
Morton township 7
Halein township 4
Ohio township -
2iHCeah township 7
Violo township -
Erie township 2
VaUevCenlertowiihip (eustol rlvei) 1
V.d ley Center township (wont ot livorj 2
ii.icic township .4
The primaries io elect taid delegates will
be held on Thursday, September 2nd, lfeSO, at
the usual voting places. Jn the country the
polls will lo opened from i! o'clock lo-l o clock
i. m., and in the citv from o'clock until
() p. m. E. il. .1 i:vnTT, Chairman
M. S. Kociir.i.Li: Secietarv
Her Transportation Facilities and the
Future Hail way Center of Kansas
Wichita N the railroad town of Kansas.
This is true of the city now, anil it will Ik?
more markedly true in the near futine.
Her railway facilities for reaching the mar
kets of the east, by closely competitive
trunk lines, are not approached by any
other city west of the Missouri river, in
this Mate; while the puijcctions of these
lines, and of branches fiom and beyond,
into the teiritory whose trade is tributary
to this market, are more -numerous than
arc enjoyed by any other town or city
in the Mate.
The city is already readied by all three
of the gieat trunk lines which are contend
ing for the indie wut of the 3Iissouii river,
vi..: The Atchison, Topcka and Santa Fe.
the St. Louis and San FranoNco and the
Missouri Pacific sy-tems. ly train or by
car-load lot"-, the jobbers and wholes-tiers
of this city already practically, secure
the same rates for incoming freights ac
corded to the competitive or Missouri river
pooling points. Of course, being the only
city in the Mate enjoying the competition
of these three groat trunk lines for the-e
three systems come together at no other
point in this state. the facilities for ship
ping live-stock and grain to the eastern
markets are equally favorable. Each of
these systems reaches out with branches
from this point into the territory directly
tributary to it; the Santa Fe with lines to
two different --oints on the line of the In
dian Territory; the St. Louis and San
Francisco with one line to llalstead, in
Ilarvey county, and the Missouri Pacific
with two lines one reaching to Anthony
to theoutliweM. and the other reaching to
Haven and Hutchinson to the northwest.
In addition to the above feeders w hich
radiate from this point, is the Wichita
and Western, built and oper
ated jointly by the Santa Fe
and the St. Louis and San Francisco,
which line now reaches to Kingman, fifty
miles directly west, and is now being rapidly
pufhed to and through Pratt county. The
Anthony branch is now under contract to
be extended to Kiowa on the Iwrder of the
Territory, and the Hutchinson branch, or
-what is known as the Eagle Line, is to Ikj
extended to a connection with the Saliua
and Westers, which will reach the west
line of the state In another year.
The roads enumerated aro accomplished
COL. H. W. LEWIS,
President or tho Kansas National Hank, and
liem'flciary of Lew Is Academy.
facts, and, important as they are, and have
proven, as factors in the wonderful devel
opment of this the only true commercial
city in the state, there are other trunk lines
whose managements have announced a
determination to extend their roads to this
point. Three additional roads are under
contract to be built to this city, and all to
be completed and operated to Wichita by
One of these, the Chicago, Rock Island
and Pacific, which is now delivering con
struction material at this point having
purchased terminal facilities here is- un
der the further contract to extend on di
rectly south and into the Indian Territory.
To what extent this great trunk line will
add to the transportation facilities of Wich
ita, as a powerful competitive line, in both
directions, need not be dwelt upon, for no
elucidation is necessary. From the .same
point on the Missouri river, namely, St.
Joseph, another line, the Chicago, St.
Joseph and Fort Worth railway, is under
contract to Wichita, to be completed in
1887, with an extension southwest to an
other point on the line of the Indian Terri
tory. This line is but an extension of an
other of Chicago's great trunk lines. The
Kansas, Coloiado and Texas railway, a
competitive line to the Santa Fe, and from
the same initial point, Kansas City, is un
der contract to be completed in eighteen
months from this date. This last road is
also to be extended into the Indian Ter
ritory. In addition to the above roads already
constructed or under contract to be built,
there is another line of no less importance,
and which will be the first extension of the
Chicago, Burlington and Quiiicy system
into this valey. This road for which aid
is being voted alcng the entile line will
run almost directly north to the line of Xe
braskn, through the counties of Harvey,
Reno, Rice, Ellsworth, Lincoln, Mitchell
and Jewell, to a connection wiili the, Bur
lington road at Warwick, Nebraska. It
will open up to the jobbing interests of this
city a field as grand as it is new. The road
is chartered under the name of The Kansas
Midland railway company, and will be put
under contract for the entire distance with
in two yr three months. '
The last line which we shall mention,
and which will be constructed at an early
daj', is a link to a system already in opera
tion from this city southeast, via Douglas,
Burden and Cedarvale, ami down the val
ley of the Ycidigris, through the Indian
Territory to Ft. Smith and Memphis con
nections. The construction capital for this
road is already pledged, and a bill gianting
the light of way for it is now pending in
Thii'i it will be seen that Wichita has not
only now, but she will inevitably maintain,
supremacy as the railway center of Kan sis;
not only as to trunk lines, but that railroads
already radiate from her into and through
all contiguous territory, five of which will
enter the Indian Territory the moment that
congress consents, leaving Wichita pre
eminently the mistress of the situation.
A REUNION FOE CALDWELL.
To tlio Editor of tho J'-mle.
At a citi,en':; masv meeting held in the
council rooms Friday night last, it was re
solved to hold a grand soldiers' reunion on
the. loth t'lid IGth of September next. The
follow ing gentlemen. Mayor Rcilly, Messrs.
Leiblcr. Blair, Richardson and Burnette,
were appointed a committee to confer wilh
the G. A. R. committee, to make the re
union a success. The committees will
make arrangements with tiic railroad man
agers to iiui excursions from different
parts of the stale into the city on those
dates. Tho G. A. R. will invite, through
their post, all the posts of the state to par
ticipate in the reunion. Tiie city council
will also invite other councilmcn from
different cilies to witness a public test of
the water works on the same days, so Cald
well will have a grand time of it.
The railroad will be finished by Septem
ber 1M. The depot is .Iwng pushed and
will soon lie completed, it will be eighty
feet long and twenty -four feet wide, with a
platform of 100 feet.
Morris & Doty's new brick building will
be completed and occupied by the end of
thirty days, and they will then have one of
the best grocery houses in Caldwell.
Some gentlemen in Caldwell presented
the Baptists with some lots west of the
water tank, and they contemplate building
The War Chief has suspended, and the
editor is going to Mump the state of Iowa
in tho fall elections. Their much talked of
congress taking action on the Oklahoma
eountrv h:is nmvpii tft !w but. j?inr. fnnlieii.
nes. Couch is kick irom Washington
without having influenced any of the o-!
pie's law makers to listtn to their crankv '
ideas. Still I sec by the War Chief that i
Couch still holds out that eonrres- will do
something next fall, when they meet. How
he got that idea I fail Jo comprehend, for
if we judge by the laM session, and by the
different opinion of certain judges, " there
surely is no chance for thai country to open
for Judge Smith of Arkansas, has" decided
it to be Indian land.
The school will commence in two weeks,
and the term will only be for eight months.
There was quite a time of it when a motion
was made to reduce it to eight months, and
a good many of the citizens are vexed to
think the school term hat been reduced to
only eight montli. P.
GREAT YOUNG WICHITA.
The Garden of the Big and Little
Cornstalks 17 1-2 Feet Higli Subur
ban Farms "Worth $9G,000 Busi
ness Building Lots at $18,000
532 Houses Erected.
From the Mansfield (Ohio) Dally Herald.
Wichita, Kan., Aug. 8. lam asked;
"What about WichitaV" In answer I will
sav: The whites came here in 1807. In
1808 a postoflice was established. In 1S8U
there were 10,000 and now 22,000 are
claimed. It is situated at -the confluence
of the Big and Little Arkaneas rivers, in
the center of a vast agricultural tract of
great fertility. As showing what an Ar
kansas bottom can uo in ury weainer, a uiu
of corn has been standing for two weeks
on Douglas avenue sidewalk seventeen and
one-half feet high and the ears over ten
feet from the roots. Situated 212 miles
from Kansas City. Wichita is beyond her
overshadowing influence, and is to her the
great southwe-t commercial center. Al
ready you can take cars in seven different
directions and new roads are making haste
to come in.
The Burlington and Rock Island are
both coming through, the former via
Beatrice, ana the latter from Omaha direct.
The St. Joe, and the Ft. Worth make this
a point. The Denver, Memphis & Atlanta
already runs cars to Conway Springs. The
Eagle line will push out to the north-west
and thus Wichita will draw in trade from
every direction. This aggregation of rail
ways bos caused one of the most remark
able booms of modern times. Cow pas
tures of live months ago are roofed in to
day. Outlying farms" have jumped from
$800 a quarter to $20,000 and $o0,000,
and one man who does not know what
enough is, has just refused $90,000 for his
quarter, over the river but within the city
limits. Every other door is a land office,
and prices of lots are on the boom. At the
center of business they sell a $1,000 per foot
front while 1200 feet awav, on Main, a man
paid $18, 000 for 50 fee't front, since I
came, and has already laid the foundations
for a brick business house.
From January 1st to July 1st, ."532 houses
were erected and as numy more will crown
the year, besides 75 business houses, some
of winch are very large and ornate tor
wholesale purposes. Two hotels are going
up, one at a cost of $100,000, it is claimed
will be the best west of St. Louis.
The city nhit already covers a space of
four by six miles and all parts being rap
idly connected by stieet railways.
Two systems of electric arc lighting in
competition make the city bright and cheer
ful at night, the lights being "furnished at
$0 a month for an all night light.
The water works are lurniMied b' a well
sunk fifty feet from the Little Arkansas
into which the water from both rivers filters,
and furnishes an ample supply. A stand
pipe lo0 feet high secures such pressure on
the mains that at a fire on Saturday morn
ing, the stream tore up shingles and knocked
bricks loose from the wall. The waters of
the rivers underlie the whole valley, owing
to the porous nature of the soil, and wells
can be had anywhere by driving 12 to 1
feet. The water marks 00 and 02 farhen
licit during the hottest weather.
The rains of the past week have elated
the farmers by ensuring good crops, but
prior to this a threatening drought had
prevailed, the mercury going as high as
72 in the shade day after day a fair offset
to the 15 below 7ero last winter a hen hun
dreds and thousands of cattle in the south
Education is the strong point among the,
Kansans, and AVichita is laying in a supply
of colleges early. The Presbyterian, Ger
man Reformed" and Catholic churches are
establishing colleges here, whiVe the build
ings of the Gai field university under the
allspices of the Disciples are under way.
This is expected to he a national aira'ir,
many states contributing stones v ith suita
ble inscriptions for the building.
There is to be a government building
here, and one L badly needed, as well as a
letter delivery. When I took my place on
the Q" on the sidewalk fifty feet from the
postollicc door and iollowed the procession,
it was twenty-eight minutes by the watch
before 1 i cached the general delivery win
dow inside, where two clcik- were handing
out the letters. And w hen I got out the
"Q" was as long as ever
The streets of Wichita arc densely shaded
with cottonwoods and box elder, and ex
cept in the business center look like forest
lanes with no houses visible cveepl at your
The papers of the city are first class.
The Eacij: has juM taken on the eight
page form. It is the M.e of the Cleveland
Leader but more neatly gotten up. It i- ,
printed on a Cranston prev; and is foldul, j
pasted and trimmed. It is spirited, brim .
full of news and the pride of the city. j
The Beacon is the afternoon paper, ably i
edited and trains in the Democratic nm!:.
It is a folio 2Sx 14.
Besides the.ee arc the Resident, a small
local evening paper for Lome newv alone,
and there are several weeklies, both En
glish and German.
While standing at the corner of Main
and Second streets a few days ago Mr. E.
Conkling, formerly ol Cleveland, Ohio, ap
proached and said he was tempted to speak
to me because I resembled his cousin Ros
coe Conkling. (Roscoe should feel compli
mented.) Ilecaidhe came here a number
of years aijo, got a quarter of land and hist
year sold it lor $b000, and removed a little
south, never dreaming of the rapid advance
in hind, and now his 7ld farm has just been
sold for $20,000. So he has come back to
invest in lots and make up what he had
Just then Mr. M. L. Garvcr. who mar
ried Kasc Emminger, daughter of the htc
Jacob Emminger, introduced himself to
me. Of course I was glad to go around to
their very pleasant home, where I met both
Mrs. Garver aud her mother, Mrs. Jacob
Emminger. Though ear since I had
seen them, neither have "materially changed
though a "little older grown." The rise in
real estate should give them wealth, as it
doubtless will They were enthusiastic in
their praise of Wichita.
Mr. James Allison, of McVay it Allison,
is here and says about forty Mansfield peo
ple are here or hereabouts. Among them
are Henry Newlou's soas Ira and Joseph,
with their families. Wm. Xewlon's sons
and family, George Shull, with two sons
and families. Misses Johnston Taylor,
Woolej- and Harvey E. Day. brother of the
late A. G. Day. and others.
My landlady is a grand niece of Uncle
Billy Burnes", of the B. & O. deot, so
canv vears. M. D y.
BOOMS AND TAPS WORMS.
"A traveling man of medicine remarks
that in three -vvceks' tinu- he sold $!.000
worth of vrorm u.cdicme to "Wichita people
and during the same length of time he took
forty-seven tapeworms from her citizen.
And yet these same popple have been try
ing all these days to make the world Iw
lieve that they were troubled with a nl es
tate boom.' K. C. Times.
That Wichita should pay nine thousand
dollars for forty-seven tapeworms, but
evinces a capacity commensurate with the
demands of the occasios. Widiita never
docs anything in a small way, not even
when it comes to the line of tapeworms. As
for Wichita's real estate boom it U a boom
which troubles Kansas City more than i;
docs anybody ele, so far a heard from.
REAL ESTATE !
G. W. BARTHOLOMEW,
Wichita, - Kansas.
in Be Taken in For Only $9,90 for
The Wicmta Avenue hotel, among tha finest in the West, having .iustbeen completed at a cost of $15,000, will be headouartors for M
excursionists. The train will leave Wichita over the A. T. & S. P., on Monday, August 23, at 5 p. iil. and the entire party will leave Gardi i
City the following day by stage at 7 o'clock a. m., arriving at Dighton thesameday at 3 p. m. Returning, wc leave Dighton Thursday
morning, August 26. arriving in Wichita Friday morning. Dichton is booming and offers snlendid advantnerf tr, nnv nnn w,rt w,r,'tf.r.
plates investing in good county
and Mule Market.
Public Land Strip.
SUBJECT TO SETTLEMENT.
ENGLEWOOD, the suppl lng and ouMIttliif point
Only one ami a half miles from the "EC
TRAi SI mi' LAXRS.
'T.iVc the EnIewcx'. St.i;e at DoAjo City, vrisich
Ieaies tlnity. I!M
THE CHEAPEST PLAGE IN THE CITY
Pure Diws, Medicines
Allen's Drug Store,
Where can also be found a hvre t.clc of
Paints. Oils, White Lead, Mixed
Paint, Varnishes. Window
Glass, Putty, Etc.
TVe also S:cp on band a lar;c stock f
Toilet Articles. Perfumery. Shoul
der Braces. Chest Protectors,
Sponges, Soaps, Trusses.
TVe alo receive the mot roaltr rvi$atlta
Tew vrffl titrefore ret no eos.rfsiu cr IzzlttJlcv
la deallnx "Ui c
Toourisaaj- irirai aha tiara farorol tai wta
their p&socfece for ti U titteta rt-r. wt,iz.ia?
ocr !socce tir. vad la Hum: wILj whoui it Lm
not tv3 ocr cul "orcasa &r i)J. rs wccJJ u Ul:
tj airlrjf i trill we will Turacsaeracxl pjoit ac.2
-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 office.
Vacant Lots in every part of the city, and don't forget we can
give you some fine bargains.
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 yoti want a bar
gain in Business Lots do not fail to see me and get prices.
We have twelve lots on Douglas avenue.
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 realised at once.
FARMS AND STOCK RANCHES
Cf every descriptionall 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 1 have no other
business but Real Estate. If you want Real Estate come and see
me or write.
The Grand Excursion from AVichita to Diohton, Lane Co. and Return
including Stage Both Ways Between Garden
seat towns. As coach is limited to
Holstein-Friesian Bulls for Sale.
Calred 1STC; Mrl by the grot nrhee ivjuarr at v f
LtiW F Hir. :vc.. ( orwiantyn SidMt, Xi II. Ik, and out .'
dan..- l th following- prize v.-tanen of Hof!:r,i
Nlebotss JS5. Ftorr 39. AbleS(ork 33. Karrt m. nl
NJaK. J."tlMTnil herd book. Prices lo-r, fr.n.si:
From the rawt ccWiratol rallkcrs te tbo m .-'
Price from 55 to S'.O) -at. AU nuKffll and rK
In pair or In hirt. not akin; ill recorded in A. P. C
It., and of prlzf vrinatos tocfc.
l"i tf H. C. J3WKTT. Cfetacy, Kan"
J. EHOAt! s
KIP a BROADDUS,
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AND CIVIL ENGINEERS.
OFFICE S-"cthn.t com- tVC5lvi vul To;-k
svc. In Zaji.'iu FumJtore Co balding.
C. A. GATES,
Real hstate Aeent.i
CS61CE IMPROVED AND BmiPOVEO
FA "VT AC ;
And Ci:v Property of all urtdz. io: sale j
: r rtt tir-wt. or .TJJ Croory. zHr4
Jscr u ci uru z ttr.
EXCURSION ! !
City and Dighton, Just Half the
fifty passengers, it is necessary that
The New Boot
SANTA FE BAKERY
Is the Place to get Everything Ktp: in a j
Firs:-C!as Bakery. J
ECKAP.DT & SCOTT, Prop..
iAviTntm-An rt. inrr- virr r-
fKtsrf ., Door s4 vn4o- Fr- nut Somi.
ryJJTa?. t Ktta -2. SmMk 1 Jjwrrct
Druggist and Grocers
First Block west of Tremont House J
I jfTi"- "Pt fy B
all report earl v at office of For-f
and Shoe House.
Locke & Findeis.s
Ladies, Cantsand Children,
Boots, Shoes, Rubber Shppir',
J art rcwtvod a rail mt evmt&mv mlr !nn tr
lin. SvenrtMNc w-Tmmd Srrh. ! .,i I "
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GRAVEL ROOFS AND PAVEMENTS.
Wa&s, Dims, CeHar- aid Gs
Appffcattofl to Irofi, Wood ami Stone
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