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M. M. MURDOCK, Editor.
THURSDAY MOVING, SEPT. 9, 18SG.
For Associate Justice
JOHN A. MARTIN,
For Lieutenant Governor
A. P. RIDDLE,
Ottawa conn tj
For Secretary of State
For Mate Treasure--
JAKES W. HAMILTON,
For Auditor of State
For Attorney General
S. B. BRADFORD.
For Superintendent of Public Instruction
J. H. LAWHEAD,
HON'. E. X. MORRILL.
HON. E. H. FUNSTON.
HOX. B. V. PERKINS,
HON. THOMAS RYAN,
HON. A. S. WILSOX.
IION.E. J. TURNER.
HON. S. R. PETERS,
JUDICIAL 18th DISTRICT.
HON. T. B. WALL,
bedgw ick County.
For IVob.itc Judge
E. B. JEWETT.
A. B. WRIGHT. -
For Clerk of District Court-
For County Attorney
G. W. C. JONES.
For County SuiKTintendtnt
D. S. PENCE.
For Ccimniisioner Third District
T. II. RANDALL.
For IU'l reseutathc Kd District
For Representative SM District
It. E. LAWRENCE.
For Representative Wth District
A. II. CARPENTER.
Sam "Wood attemped to steal a county
seat and a county seat stole him. Sam
"Wood bulldozed eastern Kansas for a quar
ter cf a century. The bulldozing will be
on the other side if he fools around western
Pratt county will hold her first annual
Agricultural Fair this year at Pratt, Octo
ber 14, 15, and 10. The premium list sent
out by the secretary, O. L. Peak, shows a
very liberal list of prizes, we think as high
jus those offered hy any county in the
3Iarion Center opens up a very fine new
hotel on the 15lh. The new hosiery has
been named the "Elgin" and the ; opening
is to be celebrated with a grand banquet.
The committee having the matter in charge
embrace a large number of leading citizens
and their wives. The invitations sent out
are very fine, in gold, carmine and blue.
The Leavenworth Times dissents to the
views of the Eagle touching the muddle
up in the Fifth congressional district. All
the same we are convinced that the trouble
up there was neither of Wilson or Ander
son's making, dircctty; that it is greater
than either or both of these men, and that
it came of misunderstandings, etc., which
can only be effectually settled by the Re
publicans of that district, and that it should
be so settled without any interference
AND MOKE OF IT.
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fc
company has no interest in. the Colorado,
Kansas and Texas project, and will not
have at any time in the future. Interested
parties can put absolute reliance in this
statement, as it is true, every word of it.
El Dorado Republican.
And interested parties can put absolute
reliance in the further statement that the men
who tire to build the Colorado, Kansas and
Texas road are able to construct a thou
sand miles of double track if necessary.
This road will run from Kansas City to
Wichita and through the Indian Territory.
At Kansas City it will be hooked on to the
new short line being built from St. Louis
to the latter point. At St. Louis it will be
linked to the Pennsylvania interests. These
are links and hitches known to but few,
but are links and hitches all the same.
TO THE FRONT.
A dispatch from Paola, Kansas, to the
Globe-Democrat says that on Saturda'
there wore twenty-two and yesterday nine
teen train loads of material parsed through
Paola over the Missouri Pacific railroad to
le used in the western extensions. The
Ottawa extension is completed ten miles
west of Quencmo, and they are rapidly
pushing the road through to Salina, and
from thence to Ness City. The Denver,
Men phis and Atlantic is being pushed rap
idly from Chctopa through Coffeyville on
to Earned. A pait of the material men
tioned is to be used on this road. The
Paola and Kaussas City extension that con
nects Gould's southwest sytera at Paola
for Kansas City is nearing completion.
The grading is all done, the ties and bridge
timbers are beiug placed, and the laying of
steel will begin soon. The first shipment
of steel rails was received today.
ON TO LAKNED.
Hon. W. C. Edwards of Earned repre
sentative of Pawnee county, and director
in the D. 31. fc A., who had been out to
Kingman to help celebrate the completion
of that road to that point, called yesterday.
Earned is booming and well she may, for
the D. 31. fc A. is to be completed to that
city by December 31st, when train will be
run legularly between that city and this.
The time is very short but the contractor
say they will make it. Wichita will then
reach the upper valley by four lines of
road, viz: By the Santa Fe, by the Wich
ita and Colorado by the Wichita
and Western and by the D. 3L it A
These four roads traverse an empire of do
maiu and all tributary to Wichita. They
link to our city twenty or thirty prosperous
and growing towns and a half dozen thriv
ing cities. It is needless to add that the
business men of Wichita grasp the situation
and are ready to meet its demands.
WICHITA ONLY A YEAR HENCE.
The Globe-Democrat says that notwith
standing the denials eminating from Bos
ton it is now well understood that the San
ta Fe will build to Chicago. Two trunk
lines from "Wichita to Chicago, and two
trunk lines from "Wichita to St. Louis,, and
two trunk lines from Wichita through the
Indian Territory, and two trunk lines from
Wichita west, will make a great city of
"Wichita, though the place was surround
ed by hills and built in a swamp, yet
"Wichita will have just that number of
trunk lines, and in just those directions,
and the most of them within a year from
to-day. The only thing incorrect in the
statement is that there will be three instead
of two in two of the directions.
Paste this in your hat and read it again
on he 1st day of October, 1887.
A. paper of Democratic proclivities and
patent entrails out in western Kansas
warns the Democratic party against the
wily machinations of Jay Gould, whom it
fears will attempt to buy up the unwashed
in Kansas. Our mesquit friend can possess
his soul in security. Jay Gould, when it
comes to buying, is no fool. There has
got to be a value in the thing bought with
some prospects of a possibility of a first
mortgage bond. Another pecidiarity we
have noticed about the little 2sew Yorker,
and that is a disposition to avoid purchas
ing anything that is for sale in the open
market. The Democratic party will have
to co to some other buver. The trouble
with our Democratic friends and Gould is
that the latter is building railroads all over
southern Kansas, and railroads and Dem
ocracy were never known to flourish in
the same field.
A NEIGHBOR'S MISFORTUNE.
We are sorry to hear that the Harper
Daily Sentinel's special wire is down again.
The repeated failure of Isenbcrg's line
must prove a source of great annoyance to
his readers who are often left in utter ig
norance of the price of pawpaws in the
Kansas City market, the monthly condition
of Prince Alexander's chambermaid, and
the efficacy of the Wichita open air sewer
system . His last special from Wichita
must have smashed the dynamos of his
battery. It was as follows:
WicniTA, Kan., Aug. 34. Col. Mur
dock, of the Eagle, and Captain White, of
the Beacon, have entered the same bible
class in Sabbath-school, and have become
regular baptised members of the Young
Men's Christian Association. They have
bnried the hatchet in the sewer, agree to
never, hardly ever, lie. They now go fish
ing in the same hole, and were found in
each other's arms on a store box on Doug
lass avenue one dark night some time ago.
The Wichita, Cedarvale and Southeastern
railway company filed a charter yesterday
with the secretary of state. The directors
are X. F. Xicdcrlander, A. W. Oliver, J.
II. Richards, Amos Horris, 31. W. Lew,
Kos Harris, L. C. Hamilton, P. S. Smith
and F. A. Russell. The capital stock is
$1,500,000. This road will commence at
Wichita, and run through Sedgwick, But
ler, Cowley and Chautauqua counties, the
estimated length of the road being eighty
Much of Kansas's products go south to
They are already sowing fall wheat near
Kansas expended, in 1885, for public
schools over $2,750,000.
Leavenworth bank are doing more now
than one year ago.
Colonel Holliday, the richest citicn of
Topeka, will build a $150,000 hotel.
Gove county has been oiganized, with
Gove City as the temporary county scat.
Street cars began bobbing along in the
streets of Council Grove last week.
Gospel temperance meetings, a sort of
pious form of prohibition, are being held
at different places.
Seventy teachers attended the Salina
normal institute, of whom fifty-five were
licensed to teach.
The Hibernian societies will celebrate
their twentieth annual anniversary at Leav
en woith in October.
There are over G,7?3 school houses in
Kansas and seven full regiments of teachers
in active service.
It is said that no less than 117 newspa
pers have been established in Kansas du
ring the last twelve months.
Ellsworth is an appreciating town. Prop
erty there, as shown by the tax lists, has
increased more than $1,000,000.
3Iikc Sullivan killed Tom Dolan yester
day near Holton by stabbing him through
the heart. Jealousy was the cause, Sulli
van suspecting Dolan of too great intimacy
with his wife.
Gen. Joseph W. Denver, at one time ter
ritorial governor of Kansas, was a few days
ago nominated for congress by the Deuio
crats of the Chillicothe district in Ohio.
HRINGING IT HOME.
From the Detroit Free Press
He was an undersized man, with burning
ayes and fierce goatee, and he danced
around the saloon on one leg and cursed
the Chicago jury which condemned the
anarchists'and danced around on the other
and yelled about free speech and free press,
and waltzed up and down and vowed that
capitalists ought to be blown from the
"Shay!"' said a big bulk of a chap who
had hishead on the table and was arroused
bv the racket, "free speech is all right,
"It is! Free speech or blood!"
"Shay, you're a liar! You're a thief!
You're a scoundrel and swindler and rob
ber' Shay you're children are fools and
your wile don't know nutT't pound sand!"
"Do you insult me," howled the little
"Oh, uoshur, just my free speech, you
know. Coustitushun gives me right of
free speech, you know f Shay, you are the
meanest, most contemptible" looking cur I
evershaw! wouldn't be found dead on
your land !"
"I'll kill him!" hov, led the little one as
he peeled his coat.
"Shay, hold on! Don't you go back on
'er Cous'itushun, you know? ilhee you've
got some mouc-. I haven't got er red
shent. You're one of 'em infernal capi
talists, an' I'm goin' to blow vou skv
lie rushed the little man over a beer
table, and jammed his head agnkist the
wall, and when four or five men pulled
him off and hustled him out doors, he
turned and shook his fist, and yelled:
"Shay! what short of a crowd are you
any-uow? Minit I whoop 'er up on free
speech, and try to down monopoly, you
go back on me and and fling me out! Rah!
for er cous'itushun ! Rah ! for free speech!
Free country for everybody whoopee!"
One ol the Plaeatorialitea Visit the Land or the
Red-coat, 1b Stuwy Manitoba What
He Saw,and What He Thinks.
To the Editor of the Eagle.,
After spending a few days enjoying the
scenery, lake breezes and genial society of
our party at the beautiful lake, Independ
ence, we bid a good-bye and took our jour
ney northward. '
Knowing the ready pen' of some of our
party will have given a minute description
of the states we 'passed through, I will
merely take up sufficient of you valuable
space, to make a general national remark.
Let us view the great, unsurpassed, inimit
able tracts of fertile soil; the rivers and
lakes of fine fish; the forest and mineral re
sources, uneaqualed in the world, and the
fine, intelligent, industrious -and able-bodied
men and women who are to utilize
these great national resources. When we
carefully examine these resources and the
political economy of our country we must
conclude that future, and the near future,
has in store for our great American nation
a granduer and greatnsss never yet witness
ed in this world.
We, as Americans, have a great deal to
be proud of, and in building up our na
tion let each citizen do his share towards
laying sure, solid foundation stones, and
see that men who love the peace, happiness
and prosperity of the people are placed in
the high positions of trust. 3Ien who will
protect the moral as well as the monetary
well being of our nation. Let this be the
aim of each citizen of our nation, and the
future will be great and glorious.
The fir&t town we pass through on
Canadian territory is Emerson situated at
the southern boundary of 3Ianitoba and
directly north of St. Vincent the most
northerly town of 3Iinnesota.
Emerson does not present to the trrveler
a very promising future, and the general
appearance of Emerson and the country
north until Winnepeg is reached would
convey the thought to an Eagleite that the
Lion in the region of 3Ianitoba was poor
picking. But when we reach Winnepeg,
the capital of 3Ianitoba, and sec the bustle
and activity at train time and the general
business otherways, we are led to believe
that Manitoba has good picking somewhere.
Manitoba can boast of as fine soil as the
North American continent can boast of and
particulariy noted for producing the finest
wheat in the world. Not only wheat but
oats, barley and vegetables of first quality.
Their wheat weighs as much as 07 pounds
to the measured bushel and oats 48 pounds.
In many parts frosts have been a serious
draw back but on inquiry we find that
early sowing avoids a great deal of that.
A friend of mine there who has had a crop
of wheat for the last eight years except one
has only had one crop frozen. However,
Manitoba cannot grow corn nor fruit to
any degree of satisfaction.
The climate of Manitoba is much like
Kansas from 3Iay to October, clear sky,
warm days and cool nights and beautiful
air prevail, the daylight differs very much,
3Iauitoba litis more daylight in three months
than we have in four months.
They can boast of 20 hours in the 24 of
daylight, and I have been told that some
times there is a reflection of day to be seen
the whole 34 hours. This, according to
sciensists theory, must account for the
quick growth at the north and production
of tine quality.
3Ianitoba has some fine rivers and noble
lakes, and am informed they abound with
fish of the best quality.
Her forests are sufficient for her own de
mands, and her mineral resources arc yet
undeveloped, but late discoveries reveal
gold and silver in some places in paying
quantity. Iron ore is abundant, and coal
beds of fair quality of coal.
Petroleum is supposed to be in large
quantities at the north of the province.
Some good rich indications have been seen,
3Ianitoba on the whole bids fair to be
one of the fairest provinces of the domin
ion, and especially when taken into consid
eration she has some of the ablest, most in
telligent and active men the dominion can
produce at the head of her monetary insti
tutions of all kinds, and that the farming
community are of the solid Anglo-Saxon
race, not cradled in the arms of wealth and
luxury, but in the arms of self dependauce,
and well known now to lay the foundation
of the new province sure and solid. The
educational interests of the province are not
neglected. Schools are erected among the
first buildings in the community, and are
free to all. The government gives good
aid in current exdenses. The church keeps
pace with the first settlers tmd the
influence on the communities is marked.
The Sabbath is indeed recognized as Sab
bath and in the country or busy city you
can see that the Canadians are a Sabbath
The moral aspect of 3Ianitoba is also
easily observed in the zealous efforts that
are being put forward toward helping the
onward march of temperance.
The temperance people there are doing a
good work and the probabilities arc 'ere
many years the liquor will be vanished
from public side as a beverage.
It is not the same in Canada as in the
United States. Each state can pass a pro
hibitory law but in Canada a province can
not pass a general prohibitory law. That is
left for the Dominion.
A province can grant permission to each
city or county to pass a local option law
and the 3Ianitobaitcs work this so effect
ually that there is not more than one li
censed hotel to 900 population.
In some counties the liquor is entirely i
prohibited by local option, and by this
means the temperance people hold the
liquor traffic in check and bid fair to slay
The railway facilities are not as desirable
as the farmers and business men -a oald de-
In making arrangements to build the I
Canadian Pacific railroad the government j
of the Dominion very foolishly gave the
companv the monoiwlv for twentv vcars :
and no road can be bailt to compete with
the Canadian Pacific for ten years yet to
come. In consequence the people of Man
itoba feel that they have the foot of a mon
ster on their neek. who can allow them to
if . f
G. ' W. . BARTHOLOM EW,
Wichita, ''- Kansas.
turn just at pleasure. However, this bur
den may be taken away in a few years.
"Winnepeg as the capital of 3Ianitoba
and owing to the C. P. R. R. monopoly
the gate to the whole northwest for the
next ten years, bids fair to be a city of no
She is situated at the confluence of the
Assinaboin and Red rivers, with railway
facilities in all directions which makes her
the great commercial center for 3Ianitoba
and the territories.
The manufacturing interests of the city
arc prospering: There are large flouring
mills wtth a total capacity of about 1,600
barrels. One mill owned by Ogilvie&
Co., the great wheat kings, has a capacity
of 900 barrels per day. A finer equipped
mill cannot be found on the American con
tinent. There are good sawmills sufficient to
meet all demands; good foundries and iua-
chine shops capable of doing almost all
kinds of work. Oatmeal mill, linseed oil
mill etc., etc., fill up the list of the manu
facturing iudnustries. together with the
costly workshops of the C. P. It. It.
3Iany of the business houses are good sub
stantial buildings. -
The colleges, three in number, would
compare favorably with many eastern in
stitutions; the common schools aie of the
highest proficiency; the churches of the city
compare favorably with those of much
larger cities two Presbyterian, three
3Iethodist, three church of Engiand, one
Congregational, one Baptist and others for
the foreign element
The private residences denote taste and
comfort combined; the parliament build
ings are attractive and the city hall and
postofilce would be a credit to any city.
They have not forgotten to protect from
There are three fine brigades with three
different fire departments. So efficient are
they that in eight to twelve seconds after
the alarm i3 sounded the horses are bar
nessed to the fire engine and other necessary
articles and on their way to the fire at racers
speed: Their horses are so perfectly taught
that as soon as the door is opened they
spring to their places under the suspended
harness, and quicker than a flash the har
ness is down and hitched up. "When the
horses are unhitched they back into their
stalls equal to show horses.
Ve must not omit the hotel interests of
the city. They arc run on somewhat dif
ferent principles from ours. As a rule,
each hotel has a bar-room attached to sell
liquors. The Roblin House, where I had
the honor to stop, is the only temperance
house in the city, and one desiring a good
quiet orderly house could not do better than
stop at the Roblin house, and they will find
the host a solid, conscientious, temperence j
j man and attentive to the wants of his guests
As we have cited the general features of
Manitoba and its capital as a prosperons
al peaceful eople, we might also give a j
few thoughts gleaned from a letter from s.
prfrate of ne of the Maniioba batallions,
to show" Jue P041 thtT c13 prepare to meet
a Ioe im(1 tlle elective manner m which
they ded with them.
"Ve find Manitoba, on the whole, des
tined to come to the front, and be the
home of many a good Canadian or Ameri
can. Have noticed a great sameness between
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THE LATEST IS
CAPITAL -:- HILL -:- ADDITION,
Situated between Second street and Central avenue. There are only
eignt lots, containing about two and a naif 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. w
, 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. ..; ; .t -'
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 descriptiorCall 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.
the Americans and the Canadians in busi
ness and social customs, in education and
ecclesiastical institutions, and local and na
tional legislation. So much is the similar
ity in a general way that the Canadians, as
a rule, only- consider the monetary interest
of thier being, whether they stay in Cana
da or go to the States. The American
likewise feel that the laws of either country
are sufficient to protect the interest of -any j
loyal citizen. ,
The Lion and the Eajrle -uill soon be1
hitched toaether if mulnntlnntnnt
The lion and the lamb are to lie down
together yet, and it wo'ild not be unlikeiy
for the lion and the eagle being harnessed
up together and harmouniously bear the
burdens of the English .speaking people to
the advantage of the Anglo Saxon.
Should we never be as one, yet we can
Uveas protectors of the peace, happiness
and prosperity of each, and enjoy on this
continent freedom from the honors of war
and peace, happiness and prosperity tho
pass-word of both people.
The People's Line.
Tlie Great Free Pjlace iieclink Phair r Houle.
St. LoDis, Ft. Scott k Wichita,
In conc't'n with Mo. Pac. Ry.
Is now- running momlru and evening train? dally,
including Sunday, to
'iikin Palace Sl'tpiiur Can on EuBiniTrMDi
The Shortest Route to St Louis.
The Only Short, Direct Route to
TEXAS AND SOUTHERN POINTS
Dy which the pwfnpj; avr,l.ls extra travel,
depot transfer and vexation delays.
All Texas Points Local to this System
W H. XEWJIAN.
GcnerAirrraiSr- llannrfr, St. IsmU. Mo.
H C. TOWXSESD.
Gen. PaAS. and Tlcfcrt sjit.fet Lonis, SIo.
C. P. HECTOR.
DlrWon Pawensw ami Ticttt Asent. WtehHa. Caa.
W. H. STERNBERG,
Con tractor and Builder
Office and Shop 349 Main St.
PIP.ST-CLASS VTOP.K At LOWEST PRICES. EU
isst furnisted oa hort notice WICHITA. a.
Druggist and Grocers
First Block west of Tremont House
d s If if V t Hi v Iffif
P. W. SWAB,
(SUCCELSOU TO i STACK3IAN )
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.
C A CXAAD 1 J- ll fo .. d..:u:
r" "' "MU' ' UUU " U" UUU!UT DUUIII1I&
N. F. NIEDERLANDER, President.
A. W. OLIVER, Vice President.
Kansas loan nl Investment k
Money Always on Hand to Loan on Farm and City Property
Office in Wichita National Eank Building, Wichita, Kan.
S. D. PALLBTT,
Northern I Southern Pine Lumber,
LATH, SHINGLES, SASH, DOORS AND BUNDS.
OFFICE find WHITE PIKE VAP.P Went End of Dcmxlu Avenue. AiriUITA lAM
YELLOW PINE YAPJ) Aerowt tfcistwt. lUn I I M, rAlN.
A N N E S S (A New Town),
Located on the Leroy & Western Railroad, an extension of the
Atchison, Topeka & Tanta Fe Railroad, in Brie township,
Sedgwick county, Kansas, owned by the Ar
kansas Valley Town Company.
PRICES LOW AND TERMS EASY. TWELVE MILES FROM ANY
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 ! lots.
G. A. HATFIELD, General Agent, Wichita, Kan.
HOTGHKINS & WHEELER,
Real Estate & Exchange Brokers.
SOLE AGENTS FOR
Ihla Addition is located in the north part of tho city, between
Fairview and Arkansas Avenues and ia in the birbt part of
city. We offer Special Icducementa for the next 30 daya.
No. 201, S-E CORNER DOUGLAS AVENUE AND MARKET 8T.
Comanche, Comanche County, Kansas.
Aneivcitv on thf nimmarrnn. at its lunction with B!k Bluff and
Cavalry creeks, offers more inducements to the investor than any
other new town platted in Kansas this year. Onl3r three miles rrom
the great. natural salt deposit; a fine water power at the root or
Cavalry Vallev. with its hundreds of fine farms, many under culti
vation. A chance to get in now on the ground noor. .No lots given
away. Many brick and frame bufldlng3 going up. Write for full
particulars to the
COMANCHI TOWN COMPANY,
W. W. KIRE.WOOD, l-cncl Examiner.
M. W. I.KVY. Tn-nnnrrr
J. C. UUTAN, Nwtarj