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-KBXY MORNING, AUG. 27, 1SSG.
For Associate Justice
D. M. VALKNTIKK.
For Untenant Governor
A. P. KIDDLE
For Secretary of SOtto
Ft Suae Trtre-
JAMES W. HAMILTON'.
For Auditor of State
For Attorney General
S. 13. BRADFORD.
For Superintendent of Public Instruction
J. H. LAWHEAD,
HOK. E. X. MORRILL.
nON. A. S. "YII-SON",
HON'.E. J. TURNER.
' Sheridan county.
HON. S. R. PETERS,
JUDICIAL 18th DISTRICT.
HON. T. B. WALL.
REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION.
Tha Republican County Convention for the
purpose of nominating candidates for the
following ollicers, Probate Judge. County
Attorney, District Clerk, Superintendent of
Public Instruction and Coroner, will be held
in the city of Wichita on the 4th day of Sep
tember, 18S0, 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 Representative district.
There will also be held on the same day and
after the adjournment of said county conven
tion, a 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.
uniriday, tlio tnim day ot September,
1886, at 12 o'clock m. of said day, at the city
of Goddard, there will bo 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 the office of coun
ty commissioner for the Third Commissioner
Said conventions are called by order of the
Republican Central CommitteCj and the
townships and wards will bo entitled to the
following number of delegates:
First ward 15
Second Ward 10
Third Ward !)
Fourth Ward 13
Fifth Ward 4
Lincoln township 4
Payne township 3
Nineha township 3
Grant township 7
Kechl t.wnshlp 4
Wichita township 0
Gypsum township s
Kockrord township ( upper precinct) 3
Rockford township (lower precinct) 3
Park township (west of Big rher) 4
Park township (eastof Big river) 3
Greeley township 5
Sherman township 3
Union township 5
Delano township 5
Attica township 5
Garden Plain township (upper precinct). 2
Garden Plain township (lower precinct) 3
Grand River township 2
Waco township 0
Illinois township 2
Alton township 2
Morton township 7
Salem township 4
Ohio township 2
Ninescah township 7
Violo township 2
Erie township 2
Valley Center township (east of river) 4
Valley Center township (wtct of river; 2
Eagle towhshij) 4
The primaries to elect said delegates will
be held on Thursday, September 2nd, 1SSG, at
the usual voting places. In the country the
polls will bo opened from 2 o'clock to 4 o'clock
p. in., and in the city from 2 o'clock until
6:80 p. m. E. B. Jewett, Chairman.
M. S. Rochelle Secretarv
CONGRESSIONAL CENTRAL COMMIT
A meeting of the members of the Sev
enth congressional Republican committee
is hereby called to meet at Hutchinson, on
Monday, September 6, 1880, at 10 a. m. It
is hoped that all members of the committee
may be present, as business of great impor
tance will be called up for action.
E. L. 'Chapman, Chairmrn.
D. M Frost, Secretary.
For some time past the Eagle has been
publishing wood cuts of Wichita's city ad
dition speculators. The Bird got excited
and so much confused that some of the
aforesaid cuts were printed with the wrong
label. This is not strange, however, as it
was a job lot of cuts and all look about as
much "like each other as they do like the
victims they were intended to crush.
If the pictures were so poor-looked, so
much alike, how did you determine that
two of them were labelled wrong? which
by the way was done on purpose. The
truth is for wood cuts, nothing to equal
mem nas ever appeared m any newspaper
in the state.
The vigorous manner in which the Re
publicans of the Buckeye state in conven
tion assembled exposed tho shortcomings
and pretences of the present administration
tells of better times to come for the people
of this country. The hollow mockery that
the democracy have made of civil service
reform may fail to reach the conscience of
the mugwump crowd, but intelligent peo
ple appreciate, and with disgust, the hypoc
racy which has become a national reproach.
PROTECT AMERICAN LABOR.
Gladstone may be the Jim Blaine of En
gland, but the plumed knight stands with
out a rival iu America as a comprehensive
statesman. To the Democratic party and
its policy, both in the executive and legisla
tive departments, do the American people
owe the late labor trouble, undoubtedly.
These troubles were simply the result of a
general distrust, :md. as Mr. Blaine says,
one of tho principal remedies has not only
been overlooked by the administration, but
apparently studiously ignored, and that is
the protection of Americau labor.
Blaine struck the key-note of the next
The Russian czar graciously grauts
Prince Alexander personal liberty, provided
he will agree to abdicate. Oh, well.
A MISSOURIAN HOWLS.
The 'Kansas Bird Drives an
Some little time since the Springfield
(Mo.) Republican went out of its way to
misrepresent Wichita, which was made the
occasion upon the part of the Eagle for a
somewhat emphatic reply, in which unmis-
takablc language was employed in setting
out that the Missouri writer either didn't
know what he was talking about or that
otherwise his method was that of the mali
cious slanderer. 3fost certainly the orig
inal article was as uncalled for as it was
untruthful. Nobody with any knowledge
of the facts would or could say but that
Wichita is today the most prosperous and
rapidly growing city in Kansas, if not in
the west. Another iswe of that paper now
readies us with a colunm and a quarter
editorial devoted to the abuse of the Eagle
and the belittling of Wichita. As a speci
men of the dense ignorance of the editor of
the Missouri contemporary or of his willful
misrepresentation we quote the following:
"It is doubtful if either of the four trunk
lines referred to, and to which half a mil
lion of bonds was voted by the city and
county, U ever built to Wichita, and it i3
certain that one of them will never be
built. It is a fact, attested by those who
have visited the town, that a very large
number of the houses going up are shells,
with a foundation of stilts, looking for all
the world as if the owners contemplated
the probability of putting them on wheels."
We arc completely at a loss iu conceiving
even a motive for such misrepresentations
as are crowded into the two sentences
quoted. Now, for the better information
of the Ilcrald people, and of all other peo
ple who are as densely ignorant;
that Wichita is not only doing a
greater and more solid busi
ness than any city in the
state of Kansas; that the city of Wichita is
not only increasing more rapidly in popula
tion than any city west of the Missouri
river; that Wichita is not only spreading
out wider and more surely, but that there
is more money going into finer, more solid,
permanent and architecturally handsomer
buildings this single season than the entire
city of Springfield can boast.
And that is not all! The four trunk
lines will not only all icach Wichita within
the next fourteen or fifteen months, but
Wichita for 1887 and 1888 will add more to
her population and more value to her tax
rolls, than can be found in Springfield's en
tire population and her total wealth. In
other words, there will be added to Wich
ita's population and wealth in the next two
seasons vastly more man wouici mane
To show in what estimate the senseless
vaporings of the Springfield paper is held
by a neighbor, we quote from the Pierce
City Daily Empire touching this matter:
The Springfield Herald has tumbled into
a good sized batch of hot water with the
Wichita Eagle by a recent rather unwar
rantable statement of the Herald concern
ing Wichita's boom. The Herald assumes
that there is nothing but wind in it, and
proceeds to warn people accordingly,
lie that as it may, the Herald's
sources of information are not ample
enough to warrant the wholesale charges
against Wichita that it makes, and its at
tempt to belittle other growing towns is a
clear confession of the weakness of the
Springfield boom. What we object to is
the fact that such tactics will result in more
injury to southwest Missouri than good. It
does not appear that Wichita exhibited this
sort of petty envy and we may rest assured
that they will make it tell against Spring
field. What we want is friendly
rivalry, and a fair and unprejudic
ed comparison of our resources
with theirs, in which case we haye no fears
of the results. We have jut as good coun
try as any other on the earth, but misrepre
senting other countries, undeniably good,
will not improve our chances for a share of
the prosperity that awaits the great west.
Just such things were said of Kansas City
as the Herald says of Wichita, but .she con
tinued to boom all the same. Friendly
rivalry benefits all parties, but envy and
pite only return to torment those who
indulge in it.
THE CHINESE, GEYSERS AND MOR
MONS. Colonel Stewart in Another Highly En
To tho Editor of tho Eaclo.
Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 22, 'SO.
The points of interest visited by the
Wichita tourists after arriving at San Fran
cisco were confined to Santa Cru., Mon
teicy, San Jose, Oakland and Sacramento.
I regret to say that the most noted places of
resort, such as the Calaiwas big trees, the
Yosemite and the Geysers, were totally
ignored. The intense heat away from the
coast the abominable dust that envelopes
one like a fog when staging is attempted,
had the effect of discouraging any one of
our party from making a trip that Avould
necessitate a ride by stage coach. San
Francisco however, was well explored. As
I remarked before, the miuiature empire of
China in the ery heart of the city being of
greatest interest to me, as it afforded an op
portunity from personal observation to get
a correct insight. I confess that I had no
correct conception from what I had heard
or read of these people, who are legardcd
in San Francisco in the same light as a
band of coyotes would be in the middle of
a sheep pasture. I noticed this placanl in
front of a store near Chinatown "Selling off
below cost. We are worse than burned out,
wo are crowded out by the Chinese." Many
establishments advertise goods made by
white labor. There are 33,000 Chinese,
ninety-nine hundredths of whom arc males,
residing in that portion of the city known
as Chinatown. I am not prepared to state
the extent of the territory they occupy. I
was pointed out one building that contained
three hundred, and conducted down into
dark and noisome cellars w here three- or
four persons without one particle of venti
lation, and the air reeking with the stench
of opium smoke, cooked, ate and
slept in a space scarcely S by
10 feet. After night the trcets
and alleys swarm with this despised though
cunning nice. It is impoiblc to thread
their narrow pavements without being jos
tled. Here you will fund aim. -4 every vari
ety of business conducted by them that is
common to their race. They have whole
sale tea stores, manufactories of different
kinds, especially cigars, bazars, and lots of
them too, filled with all manner of Chinese
curiosities, fancy work and china ware of
great beauty and considerable value. Here
the female tourists, not only from Kansas
but from thirty other states of the Union,
managed to get nd ot all men pin money.
I heard a New York lady say she would
rather "shop" in Chinatown than in any
part of the city. As a rule the Chinese
shop keepers are neat in appearauce and in
telligent, and for shrewdness in dealing
need ask no odds of any white nationality
underthe sun. It is a mistake to suppose
that the Chinaman's tongue is so construct
ed as to make him incapable of speaking
the English language except in a ridiculous
lingo. I felt like blushing for my country
when a tourist from the far away east
would hold up some article of ware and ask
the intelligent Chinaman "how muchee
takec." The shopkeepers of Chinatown
all talk English quite as well as the same
number of Germans, French or Italians
possibly better, who might be similarly sit
uated. Occasionally you find one who
fail to sound the " v". It is related of John
that he met an Irishman, and wishing to be
friendly, remarked that it was "belly cold"
(very cold). Pat replied, "Good for you,
you domd haythen, if you wore your shirt
in the inside yer belley wouldn't be cowld."
Besides the bazars, there are numerous
meat markets, where you can buy a slice of
a pig smoked whole or you can buy meats
which I fancy would require an educated
taste to make palpable. There are groceries
that contain nothing except what is import
ed from China, and here is sold opium in
small quanties to the debauched. Our
guide conducted us to a restaurant
when we sat around small tables and drank
tea, and eat the kernais of a nut grown in
China also a peculiar prune encased in a
thin shell, preserved ginger and watermelon
rind concluded the cruise costing our party
of ten $3.25. From the restaurant where
the continual beating of gongs during the
repast set our teeth on edge. We went to
a Joss house where the priest put on his
robes to burn incense and worship accord
ing to their peculiar forms and customs.
It was rank idolatry real simon pure re
ligion to them, doubtless, to us the wild
est mockery of a rite which true worship
of a Supreme Being holds sacred. Leaving
rather unceremoniously before the benedic
tion was pronounced, our guide hurried us
to the theatre. In order to reach the stage
without passing through the auditorium
which was one mass of pig-tails wc were
taken through an undergronnd passage and
by "ways that are dark" conducted through
the green-room to the stage where a farce
was being performed by a Chinese troope
assisted by an orchastra with a gong, drum,
two-stringed fiddle and pipe. I have no
doubt the music sounded heavenly to the
celestials. It was a source of regret to me
that my musical education had been neg
lected in my youth. I fear our whole
party failed to carry away with them a
just appreciation of the performance, ow
ing as in my case to a defect in their edu
cation. We at home only know the Chin
ese as washermen, here they are
merchants, manufacturers and skilled work
men. They are, likewise farmers and
gaidners and the best there are in California.
I have seen them in gangs of fifteen or
twenty in the onion fields, everywhere
busy where work was to be had. In Ne
vada they raise nearly all the vegetables
that are eaten besides furnishing all the
available help at housework. In nearly all
the restaurants and hotels they are cooks
and general factotums and universally
throughout the Pacific slope they relieve
women of the drudgery of washing clothes.
I asked a lady who had resided in Ne
vada for seventeen years her opinion of the
Chinese. She replied that they were "a
necessary evil." She said: "We of Ne
vada could not get along without them.
We have no other help, and whatever they
do they do well." One objection to them
is that whilst they are producers they are
not consumers; lor each dollar acquired by
a Chinaman the country is drained to the
extent of 02 cents; he will spend 5 cents
and send the other 93 to China. He occu
pies the land but is not a voter. He fills
all avenues of labor to the exclusion of
white men and works cheaper. He is an
idolater, a leech on the body politic.
Clearly the Chinese must go, aud under the
present law, if not modified, a few decades
will find this plant from the orient withered
and leafless. They are the only race or
nationality which our cosmopolitan coun
try will not assimulate and owing to the
vast preponderance of males there can be
no compensating gains by birth to make up
the losses by death and return to China. I
have devoted more space to this subject
than perhaps its merits or general interest
deiervef, but this, iu connection with the
Mormon question, is a live issues, and no
thinking man should pass them by as un
worthy of his consideration.
I spent nearly a week in Nevada visiting
relatives and fishing for trout iu the Hum
boldt. As an episode of one of these fish
ing excursion nine miles distant from Elko,
I will relate that on the return to town after
catching a nice mess of speckled beauties,
I undertook to count the number of jack
rabbits that would appear as we bowled
over the dusty road behind a spanking pair
of cayuscs, as they call the mountain ponies
in this region I scored 421 and they tell
me it wasn't much of a day for jack rab
We arrived in Salt Lake yesterday and
have already visited all places of in
terest. I shall not burden your
columns with details which have appeared
there before, and arc familiar to your read
ers. I am somewhat surprised at this city,
because, in general aspect, it resembles
more nearly our own Wichita than I was
led to expect; of course, I do not allude to
its surroundings. Instead of the Mormons
holding the whip hand here, it looks to me
as if the trentiles were on top. In the d
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Ui JJJ lIllilUl UiUC 3 1JU 1KU .VlllJL.1 -V- t
xnundk law" to dUcourasre polvcamv, and, I
under his noted leadership, Mormonism, as
we understand it, was at high tide. How
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ately prosperous and well-to-do They are
doubtless sincere in their belief, and as
long as their faith is unshaken. the 3Iormon
church will hold together, vitalized as it is
by the consfcuit accessions from Europe,
through the efforts of their evangelists.
But polygamy is practically a thing of the
past. The Edmunds' law, so-called has
the same withering influence upon it as the
G. W. BARTHOLOMEW,
Wichita, - Kansas.
anti-Chinese immigration law has upon the
importation of coolies. Of course, it is
met with stern opposition by all the poly
gamous leaders in Mormondom, but the
law is iaficxible, and, as a result, the Mor
mon president, John Taylor, and their late
delegate in congress, J. Q. Cannon, are
refugees, and this morning's Herald, a Mor
mon paper, publishes a list of forty-six of
the saints who are now in confinement in
the penitentiary for a term of six months
to three years, added to which is a fine of
$300 (the penalty for being a polygamist,
aud being caught at it). I am disappointed
in Salt Lake, because I expected
to find it so intensely Mormon
that you could read it in the countenances
of the people, or like a Chinaman, you
could tell one as far as you could smell
him. I expected to find all Mormon estab
lishments with the ear marks of him upon
them, -and the gentiles living there merel
upon sufferance. I expected to find Mor
mon women dressed in homespun, with
dull care stamped upon their features. Is
it possible I see only the whited sepulchre
which within is full of dead men's bones?
Forbid it hevings! The time was when
fine buildings were only erected by the
boss Mormon, but the finest square of res
idences here have been built and arc now
owned and occupied by gentiles. The
leading hotel was built and is now
owned by a gentile, as well as the opera
house and the lest stores, with one excep
tion, are owned by gentiles. A tower sim
lar in construction to the Bunker Hill mon
ument is now being built of granite by a
gentile on an elevation overlooking the
city and the lake twenty miles away. If
Salt Lake is ever to become a city of -reat
magnitude I venture the assertion that it
will be accomplished through the energy
and wealth of the gentiles. A people who
are thirty-six years in constructing a tem
ple which a Wichita contractor would
complete in two years will be left far to
leeward in competition with such men as
have built up Chicago and Kansas City,
and our own city of the Nile, and I will
here repeat a remark made in San Fran
cisco which holds good in Salt Lake, that
more buildings have been erected in Wich
ita the present year than I have seen all
put together in this four weeks' trip
on the Pacific slope. This may
scem like a wild assertion, but unless I saw
with mv eves shut, the testimony of the
other Wichita tourists will bear
me out. At the risk of growing
tedious I feel tempted to discuss at greater
length the 3Ioncon question. My land
lady tells mc that the imprisonment of
forty-six of thdr hishcp5 and elders at Ft.
Douglas, for the crime of polygamy, h
looked iipon by the whole church in the
liirht of reliriou3 persecution. The "blood
ot UiC martyrs wc wi o me cnurcu,
and the two sermons I listened to-at the
tabernacle todsy, where an audience of
over ten thousand people a: under one
' roof, pointed out cleariy ths line of poJicyj
! to be pursued. These jwlyganious convicts
were to pose before their adherents sad
followers as martyrs, imprisoned for "con-
science sake" an expression I heard used
in both sermons and m prayer. The gen
tile with whom I have conversed says the
Edmunds law will eventually fail in its
purpose, but I adhere to the opinion pre-
-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 dont 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.
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 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.
viously expressed, that the death knell of
polyamy has been sounded. It may not be
fully consummated until the old bald-headed
reprobates who now rule the church have
passed in their checks. When that time
comes the church of Latter-day Saints, un
less the ignorant and superstitious are to
rule, will pay less heed to the book of Mor
mon, and more to the book of Jesus Christ.
In the morning, we metaphorically "fold
our tents and silently steal away" not,
however, without paying our bills and we
have still one trunk left. Wc hie away
from the heat of this city, the most noted
of modern days don't forget it to the
cooling shades of Manitou for a day or two,
and then home. 31. S.
What May be Expected of the Chicago,
Rock Island and Pacific.
From the Commonwealth.
The Rock Island company is making
very little noise with regard to its Kansas
and Nebraska extensions, but they are
being pushed vigorously, and with a ra
pidity that means an early completion of
the system west of the Missouri river. The
line to the junction, forty miles west of
Si. Joseph, is already in operation, and it
is claimed that the main line extension to
the southwest, as far as this city, will be
in running order In October lh. While
there has been no delay in ay direction,
work has been started" in various places
alung the line in rather a desultory
manner, owing to the fact that
propositions for county and township as
sistance have not leen acted on in many
places iv here it was" proposed to submit the
question to the people. The prelininarie
have now. however, been mostly settled,
and nothimr interposes towards" carrying
out the project a outlined The same
thing holds good with retard to the north
western branch, graders having been put
to work at several places along the line,and
at least two hundred miles of this portion
of the system will be ready to operate in
time for next season's biipine..
Predictions are freely made that the
seven hundred miles of road indicated
in the articles of incorporatin will be
completed by December, 1887. At present
the Hock Island has a force of more than
o,000 men at work, and they ill be kept
busily employed as long as the weather
errnits. It is thought that in southern
Kansas winter will not interrupt the labor.
The entire equipmrnt of thi, including
motive power, passenger, freight and stock
car, has lcen ordereu, and will lw ready
as fast as required. There is not much
doubt but tha: 1 Yaao is
the real objective r-oint of the
southern extension of the Rock Island,
which will run through the Indian territo
ry to that point A glance at the map will
how that it -Rill be the shortest line to EI
Pao by a couple of hundred miles.
The first piles of the Rock Island bridge
were driven on this side of the river yester- j
day. A large force of lalxsrers are at work
on the crade on this side, while a lanre i
force of stone cutters are at work on the
tone for the pier Tht work on the bridge
will ojx'n up in iarnM in a few day.
Af Lowest Rates and Ready for
S. W. COOPER,
37 KAIX STRE2T.
P. W. SWAB,
CPUCCKLSOR TO F. STXCKMXV )
Keeps on hand Fne Goods of the latest styles. The largest stock in the
city. Satisfaction guaranteed. No trouble to show goods. Call and see me.
F. W. SWAB, 1st door N of County Building.
K. F. KIEDERHNDFR. rrcildout.
A. W. OLIVER, Vtce I'rtildent.
Kansas kn and Investment Co.
Money Always on Hand to Loan on Farm and City Property
Office in Wichita National Bank Building, Wichita, Kan.
S. D. PALLETT,
Northern I Southern Pine Lumber,
LATH, SHINGLES, SASH, DOORS AND BLINDS.
Qrnc Md m sswBRa.a&i gyar wichita, kan.
THE ARCHER ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING CO.
Incandescent Electric Lights. Electric Bells .inn Atmnnpbtn
Nickel and Silver Plating.
102 DOUGLAS AYE.
ilN CrnZ03 BAXK BCIUJIXO )
Clothing, Hats, Gents
NOW GOING ON.
Public Land Strip.
SUBJECT TO SETTLEMENT.
Oily 4os tad a tsJ: tixaa tfc XET
mil. irnsri- iv.vr.
W. W. KIRKWOOD. IauA Kiaralnor.
M. W I.ttTY, Trc-Murrr
J. C. KUTAN. h-.n.t.ixy
of Batteries, Electrical Supplies
E. C. & L R. COLE,
Real Estate Dealers,
320 Douglas av., E. Wichita.
OITO-flTB XA-JUTTA HOTEL.
Abo Ui UScoof Sly
Carey Park Land Company.
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E. C. & L. R. COLE,
"2 XxjvrU tj, wjetlta.
J. P. ALLEN,
wt ia a
Gynaecologist and Obstetrician,
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