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M. M. MUKDOCK, Kdltor.
SUNDAY MORNING, SEPT. 5, 18SG.
For Associate Justice
JOHIf A. MABTIIT,
For lieutenant Governor
A. P. KIDDLE,
.For Fscrctary of Stat
P, B. ALLEX.
For&!iietroas'l-r- .. ,.., -.,
JAMES VT. HaMILTu.Sj
Suriilif r county.
For Auditor of State ..,.
For Attorney General ..
S. B. BRADFORD.
For Superintendent of Public Instruction
J. II. LAWHEAD, .
nm Ditriot- R N M0RmLL.
Second District n
HOX. II. V PERKINS.
HON. THOJIAS RV.VN.
- Washington county.
HOX.E. J. TURNER.
HON. T. B. WAEE.
For lrobate Judge
E. If. JEWETT.
A. II. WRIGHT.
For Clerk of DMrlct Court-
For County Attorney
G. VT. C. JONES.
For County Superintendent ..
For Comnili-Rloner Third EI"trict Tn,IT
For Rcprcactatlve Hd W"W3D0Lpn HATFIELD.
For Kcprcsentathe KM 1"- laW1,exci:.
ForReprcscntatHe B4th District
A. II. CARPENTER.
THE INDIAN TERRITORY.
Mr. Lafe Merritt, editor of the Cheyenne
Transporter, at Darlington, Indian Terri
tory, arrived in the city from Fort Sill yes
terday. Mr. M. says that there has been
no rain in the Oklahoma district ;ind coun
try west since April, and that the range
grass has been burned off. Cattle, how
ever, never were in better condition than
this fall, the beeves being very fine. Col.
Sumner, the commander of the military at
Fort Sill, is keeping a very watchful eye
on Oklahoma and no man has been able to
make a lodgment in that district this sum
mer. BAKER'S NEW PRESIDENT.
The trustees of Baker University, on
the l.rth inst., elected Kcv. A. II. Goban.
D. D., of Greencastle, Ind., president. Dr.
Goban lias been connected with De Pau
University for a number of years, and
stands among the leading educators of our
country. lie is an excellent organizer and
is an orator of no little ability. lie leaves
Greencastle with the regrets of the its citi
zens, the students of the university and its
friends. Dr. llidpath, the historian, wrote
to a friend at Baldwin, "Our loss is your
gain." The fall term of Baker opens on
the Sth inst., with most Haltering pros
pects. wichitaToTcolorado r. r.
Judge Amos Harris returned yesterday
from accomplishing a very successful work
of carrying bonds for the extension of the
the Wichita and Colorado in the western
townships of Reno county. He scooped
the whole platter. The Hutchinson News
Judge Amos Harris, of Wichita, return
ed this" afternoon from Hayes township,
where he represented the Missouri Pacilic
extension west, in the light at the polls.
The judge feels awful good and woll he
may, as he had to light the Wichita and
Colorado light all by himself, as far as the
company was concerned. All of the rest
of the company were in Harper county at
an election. In Col. Rickseker and Hon
11. F. Bond, of Sterling, were also present,
rcproentiuir the Abilene and Sterling pio
jeet. They worked hard all day but Judge
Harris downed them, lie s-ays the road
will be built wcM, immediately.
"ZENXIS OF THE ORIENT."
J. W. Craven, in a letter to the Bloom
ington, Ind., Telephone, in which he gives
his impressions of the west enthusiastically
remarks of Wichita and the Arkansas val
ley as follows:
"For fear of beimr called an over-enthusiast
I will not give my entire opinion of
this country. There is no us-e beating
around the stump this land has been iustlv
named a irarden spot. It is related of
Zenxis of the Orient, that he painted grapes
so natural that the bird"? were deceived
thereby, so Nature has made this country
in such a manner that we can without vivid
imagination say that it ceases to be a realitv
and fades away into the dreamy distance of
a picture. Its crops are good, and every
where we see the result of thrift and pro
gress. - The people believe in the future of
Kansas and are driving w ith Spartan cour
age to develop her inexhaustible resources.
We are now located in Wichita, which is
justly called the "City of Wonders." and
which will be treated by your humble ser
vant in a separate article in your next is
sue." The Harper Daily Graphic has suspended
publication, the patronage of the city not
warranting its continuance. This is fight.
There are too u-any newspaper men in this
state working for irlory. Even as cnter
pribing a town as Wichita did not have a
daily until it numbered ten thousand in
habitants. Wellington Press.
The proprietors of the Eagle refused to
issue a daily when Wichita had reached
ten thousand, they waiting until the census
showed nearly fourteen thousand. The
average town of fifteen thousand would
signally fail iu sustaining such dailies as
are published in Wichita. Three or four
years hence there will be a less number of
both daily and weekly papers in tho state
or Kansas, even if the price of composition
and paper should drop one-half.
The Leavenworth National bank has
been designated by the authorities at Wash
ington -as a United States depository.
The following charters were tiled yester
day: The Memphis, Garden City and Col
orado Railroad company; the S'ort Scott
Episcopal church, and the Woman's Re
lief corps, of Rice post G. A. R.. of Tope
Written for the Eagle.
Swing wide the moonlit gate of dreams;
Whi e soft the wet winds blow.
Away with dailv cares, end tnemes;
My torn wonld float on Vcaiory 'a stream
To years ol long go.
I moarn no more my vsnlshc ! yeais,
Life's msytlme lone gone by.
An April rain of smiles and tears
My life has more or hopes than fears
r"uir mirrored .'n the sky.
Blow! Wfcst winds blow! my heart Bings low.
Through memoir's sunset sir
Lira's cares and trials seen at last
Like mount Jin rangts fading last
In purple distance fair.
And all the jarring notes o: life
Iu rynithic measures flow.
And all the angles of its strife,
Where doubt and fear and ueath are life,
WitU lightsome heart I throw.
tJ 6'n'the One who watchful heeda-,
Who gives and will withhold.
Who liuoweth all my daily needs,
Whojudg-th thoughts, not oatward dceda
With mercy manifold.
M. E. Lkasi.
The Eagle places the Republican tick
ets nominated yesterday and the day before
at its mast head.
The Eagle, while always faithful to its
party, either in convention or before the
people, finds, in this instance, its duty to
be its pleasure also.
The primaries were unusually numer
ously attended throughout the county, un
der the late call, and the conventions of
yesterday and of day before were, there
fore, presumably strictly representative and
the action of the conventions the will of
the party's majority.
Wc entertain not the least doubt upon
The Eagle has been more than ordinar
ily careful this summer that nothing should
be admitted to its columns which would
prejudice any candidates claims or bolster
up any candidates chances. What has
been done, therefore, is the result of the
individual choice and work of Republicans
and of those asking their suffrages in the
absence of any undue pressure or influence
for or against anyone, which fact will all
the more sure render the ticket that much
more acceptable to the Republican party of
Sedgwick county as a whole. Now let
the Democratic party, the Independents
and the Third party proceed to make pub
lic their cut and dried 1kss and caucus
work, for wc are read for them.
We have neither time nor space to go in
to the special fitness of each nominee to
night, but will do so at the earliest oppor
tunity. In the meantime let all differences
be adjusted and all personal feelings for
gotten to the cud of a grand and triumphant
victory in November.
The foundations are in for the largest and
most imposing educational edifice to be
found anywhere in the west, not excepting
any of the state colleges or universities.
This institution is the Garfield university
located by the Christian church at Wichita.
A train load of stone for its walls is being
received daily. A thousand barrels of ce
ment have so far been employed in render
ing the foundation immovable and inde
structable. The treasurer is not nor has
not been embarrassed for funds, :is proba
bly the greatest source of income has come
from the sale of lots adjoining the institu
tion, and as the trustees withhold from one
thousand to twelve hundred lots which they
are at present refusing to sell, and which
lots are worth from two to three hundred
dollars each, the Eagle would beg leave to
make this suggestion to the trustess: In
view of the fact of the great interest which
will be taken in the laying of the corner
stone, and of the prominent persons of this
country who will be present, including
Hon. James G. Blaine, members of Garfield
family and a host of eminent divines from
all over the country; and, in view of tho
further undisputed fact that the property
held for sale will be immensely enhanced
in value when the institution shall have
been completed in all its grand proportions,
wouldn't it be a wise plan to inaugurate or
put forth a general and systematic effort
throughout the church all over the land to
raise by donation and subscription sulli
cient funds to complete the edifice, reserv
ing the lots to be converted into monies for
an endowment fund some time in the fu
ture, or at such time as they shall become
far more valuable. Of course this is but a
suggestion, but in view of the fact that the
endowments of all our state institutions
have been crippled because the lands owned
by them have been sold at minimum, rather
than at the maximum and the other fact
that a building fund is more cnththusiasti
cally, more casilyy raised than a perma
nent endowment, therefore the suggestion.
WILDER'S ANNALS OF KANSAS.
To the Editor or the Eaglu
1 am in receipt of a letter from Col. S. S.
Prouty, general agent of Web Wilder's
Annals of Kansas hi which he says: "You
are right in saying that the "Annals" can
be obtained only by subscription. It will
not be for sale at .1113- bookstore or else
where. When the present edition of 3,000
copies is exhausted, that will be the last of
the book, for it is not being elcctrotypcd,
and the work is too expensive for any
publisher to reprint. It will
contain over 1,200 pages. Your people
cannot obtaiu the book unless they leave
their names with you. Five years hence
the book will bring ten dollars. It will be
ready for delivery by the 15th of Septem
ber. In the time allowed for making the
canvass for the "Annals," it will be diffi
cult to see everybody in the county who
might desire to secure a copy of this valua
ble work, therefore those who may fail to
receive a vKit from the undersigned, can
leave an order at Woodcock fc Dorsey's
otlice, corner Main and First street, or drop
me a petal card in their care.
Yours, W. B. nuTcmsox.
"WHAT CONSTITUTES A NIGGER.
From the Kansas Chlof.
Correct You Are. The Toiwka Dcmo
ojrat, thinking to paralyze the Chief,
launches out the following:
"Sol Miller refers to the Democratic
nominee for state auditor as 'Coon Kelley.'
It makes all the differences which foot the
boot is on. When the negro is a Republi
can he is called a colored brother and a fel
low citizen. But if he is a Democrat he is
denominated as a coon' or a 'damned nig
The Democrat has hit the the nail on the
head. That is the size of it. "Coon" is a
a sportive nick-name applied to colored peo
ple. But "nigger is regarded by them as a
disgraceful epithet. To call one of them a
"niggerr" is equivalent to calling him a
low down beast. The Democratic party
made war upon this government,
and almost destroyed if, in the
attempt to keep the colored people in
slavery. In the south, where that party
has control of everything, the colored peo
ple have no political rights, and in othor
respects their condition is worse than when
they were in slavery. Everywhere they
despise colored men. They placed one on
their state ticket in Kansas for the express
purpose of catching colored votes, but
everywhere in their party the nomination is
received with contempt and disgust, and a
large portion of the party will not vote for
him. A colored man who affiliates with
that party, is an enemy to his race. He
politically disgraces himself by the act.
Indeed, when you find a colored man act
ing with the Democratic party, he is al
most universally one in whom his peo
ple have no confidence, who has no in
fluence with them, and whom they re
gard as a scalawag. Thus it is. that
when a colored man is found in the Demo
cratic ranks, he is not merely a "Coon'
but a "Nigger."
KANSAS BY COMPARISON.
From the Kansas City Times.
The vast immigration which is now and
for several years past has been flowing
into wester Kansas is something unheard
of in the development of a new and unin
viting country. Never before has such a
change been wrought in so short a time.
A territory that but five years ago was a
barren and desolate waste, inhabited only
by the cowboy and his accompanying
herds, is now the peaceful homes of thou
sands and tens of thousands of contented
and happy farmers, who, resting in the
bosom of their families, can look acout and
see a land of plenty.
But do the many settlers who have re
cently honored the soil of our fair sister
state with their presence realize what a
vast empire they have placed under their
feet, in immensity and in the wonderful
fertility of its soil?
There are but few people in Kansas who
know that within its borders can be placed
the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Ver
mont, 3Iassachusetts, Rhode Island, Con
necticut, Deleware and Maryland, and still
there would be a very considerable area
Sumner county alone can contain the
state of Deleware and its 150,000 people,
and have 130 square miies left. The new
influx of inhabitants has more room than it
realizes in which to grow.
The Harper Graphic announces that
hereafter that paper will cease its daily and
continue its weekly only, employing the
"With this issue the Graphic ceases to
publish a daily paper, and the Grrphic edi
tor withdraws from the congregation of
fools. Our reasons for this action are sim
ple. There is too muah work on the daily
for the present force of the office and not
enough money in it to justify the employ
ment of more help. Besides this there is no
possible excuse for the cxitance of three
dalies here. The Graphic, it is true, has
the right of property, but since the other
fools seem to remain fools, we feel justified
in withdrawing from the ancient and illus
trious order and taking down our emblem
of the cap and bells.
Fort Scott will havt a new opera
open in a short time.
The Salvation army at Leavenworth is
having good success.
Lawrence professes to be enjoying a big
fall trade "already."
The millet crop Is large and selling for
good prices in the Kansas market.
There is still a furious fight going on in
Gove county for the county seat.
Captain Houston, of Topcka, has started
a newspaper, the Journal, at Grinell.
Atchison takes pride in her horso flesh
and sent several to the fair at St. Joseph.
Three towns in the new county of Sher
man aspire for the honor of the county scat.
Topeka has a case of bigamy and embez
zlement. Gossips are doing a big business.
There is a great demand for buildings in
East Atchison and rents have advanced
Senator Ingalls offers his Atchion home
stead for sale. He will build a larger man
sion. The third party folks of Lawrence have
an organ of their own. It is for prohibi
tion on principle.
The people of Topeka were amused not
alarmed over the disappearance of Sam
William Grorer, of Ottawa, took some
"Rongh on Rats" last night. He wanted
to be an angel.
Dr. S. A. Speeney and a woman by the
name of Kuoffjhavc started scandal of adul
tery for Lamed.
Real estate trade was reported good in To
pek lat week. The old capital seems to be
The Wellington News calls for a new
jail, alleging that the present one is dirty,
unhealthy and out of repair.
El Dorado is trying to get rid of her
roughs and toughs. 'They are regarded as
unproductive and a menace to good order.
The mayor of Leavenworth has officially
announced that the saloons of that place
must be kept closed on Sunday.
The Topeka free library has about 7.000
books, with an average of 129 books taken
out per day. The library will be kept
open on Sundays in the future.
The veterans reunion at Abilene was
not very largely attended, but the boys
"whooped up" the enthusiasm and had a
Professor Shelton, of the Kansas Agri
cultural college, says in his last report that
the time to sow grass seed in Kansas is,
without exception, in the spring.
The topographical work of the national
geological survey has been finished for
southeastern Kansas, and Is now proceed
up the Kaw valley, where tho surveyors
have reached Shawnee county.
Ellsworth, Ellsworth county, is to have
gas and electric lights in a short time. The
council of that city have already granted a
franchise for this purpose for twenty-five
3'ears to a number of capitalists.
"Wichita, Mayfield, Wellington,
Harper, Attica, Garden Plain,
Anthony, Arkansas City, An
dale and Haras.
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2 1-2, 5 and
ON WASHINGTON AVENUE, NORTH OF THE CITY-
They will open at a low price, and then go up
fast. You cannot afford to lose this
For information apply to the principal real estate dealers or to
s, k' W ,s --.-.
-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.
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, s
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!! over Kansas. Ranches of from onp t.hrms-
ana xo inree tnousana acres line
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Come and see me and be
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. II you want Real Estate come and see
me or write.
10 Acre Lots.
EJl&LB BLOCK, WICHITA, TAX.
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and Pjj.rmcj at. -frr-nn Bm nop
Keeps on hand Fne Goods of the latest styles. The largest stock in thu
city. Satisfaction guaranteed. No trouble to show goods. Call and sec me
F. W. SWAB, 1st door N of County Building.
X. F. MnDF.TU,ANDEK, Prrciilr nt. W. W. KIP.KWOOD, LamI Iarnlncr. 31. W. I.KVY, Tr-aunr
A. W. OLIVin:, Vlce-rreskleut. J. c. IIUTA.N. frvrWary
Kansas Loan and Investment Co,
Money Always on Hand to Loan on Farm and City Property
Office in "Wichita National Bank Building, "Wichita, Kan.
S. D. PALLBTT,
Northern I Southern Pine Lumber,
LATH, SHINGLES, SASH,
FFICK and TVniTK PI.VE YARD Wett r.tid or
YEI.UJW 1'LNK YAI'.D
A N N E S S (A New Town),
Located on the Leroy & Western Railroad, an extension or tbo
Atchison, Topeka & Tanta Fe Railroad, in Erie township,
Sedgwick county, Kansas, owned by the Ar
kansas Valley Town Company.
PRICES LO"W AND TERMS EAST. TWELVE MILES PROM A2T Y
Railroad Town, in a well settled and
improved farming community, insuring good support
from the start. Call on or write me at once and secure choice o J Iota.
G. A. HATFIELD, General Acent, Wichita, Kan.
HOTGHKINS & WHEELER,
Real Estate & Exchange Brokers.
SOLE AGENTS FOR. "
This Addition is located in tho north part of the city, between
Fairviow aid Arkansaa AvemueH and is in the hitfht part of
city. We offer Special Inducement for the next 30 days.
No. 201. S-B CORNBR DOUGLAS AVBNUB AND MARKET BT.
Comanehe, Comanche County, Kansas.
A new city on the Cimmarronf at Its Junction with BU? Eluf f and
Cavalry creeks, of fera more inducements to the investor than any
other new town platted in Kansas this year. Only three miles from
the great natural salt deposit; a fine watar power at tho root of
Cavalry Valley, with its hundreds of fln farms, many under culti
vation. A chance to get in now on th ground floor. No lots given
away. Many brick and frame buildings going up. Write Tor full
particulars to th
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