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31. 31. MUKDOCK, Editor.
FRIDAY MORNING, SEPT. 17, 1SSG.
THE DEMOCRATS TOMORROW.
For Associate Justice
JOHN A. HARTTN,
For Lieutenant Governor
A. 1 KIDDUS,
For 8ocretary of State
E. 1J. ALLEN.
Iftor State Treastati -
JAMES W. HAMILTON'.
For Auditor of State
For Attorney General
S. B. BRADFORD.
For Superintendent of Pulillc Instruction
J. H. LAWHEAD.
First Districts- . T
HON. E. N. MORRILL.
HON. E. H. FUNSTOX.
HON. B. W. PERKINS,
HON. THOMAS RYAN,
HON. A. S. WILSON,
nON.E. J. TURNER.
HON. T. B. WALL.
E. B. JEWETT.
A. B. WRIGHT.
G. W. C. JONES.
For Probate Judge
For Clerk of Dl-trict Court-
For County Attorney
For County .Siipeilntendent
For Couimlssloncr Tiitrd Dif trlct
T. II. RANDALL.
For Brtjrc-cntative .'1 District
For RenicscntatUc M District
R. E. LAWRENCE.
For Kcprttciitathc SUh District
A. II. CARPENTER.
The Democratic slate for to-morrow is
already arranged and the convention will
be called only for the purpose of confirm
ing the action of the slate makers. The
intention is to make a fight on one or two
of the Republican candidates and to trade
off the rest of the ticket in order to help the
favorites. The candidates on whom they
intend to unite their strength are now ac
tively at work begging Republicans to sup
port them and threatening Democrats with
their vengeance who express themselves as
dissatisfied with an arrangement to go back
on their friends in order to help out the
Democratic ring. Whenever some disgrun
tled Republican gives them some hope
these modest gentlemen, with a strict re
gard for the truth, tell that there has just
be?n ten or fifteen Republicans to see them,
who had offered to support them. Now
we can count all the kickers on the present
Republican ticket on the fingers of one hand,
and some of these have had the distemper
for a year or two and scarce have enough
inlluencc to control their own vote. There
has not been a Republican ticket for years
that received so large a vote in the conven
tion as the present one, and there is no ques
tion but that each candidate will be elected
by a handsome majority.
Written for the Eagle.
The Topcka Journal s;ns that Captain
ITenry R rand ley, the secretary of the Re
publican state celilral committee, does all
his writing, amounting to from fifty to one
hundred letteis per day, with that instal
ment of antiquity the goose quill.
The recent disbursements of gold by the
treasury, coupled with the imports of that
metal, are telling on the bank reserves in
New York. They increased 713,050 in
the week ended Saturday, which brings
the surplus held in excess of the 23 per
cent, required to secure deposits up to
What's the matter with Geoige William
Curtis, editor of Harper's Weekly? Here's
his journal of civilization in one column
commenting on Mr. Blaine's Sebago speech
as "clear, strong and effective," and in an
other describing Mr. Bayard's Mexican pol
icy sis "cowboy diplomacy and poppy-cock
Miss Amelia Jacks. u, daughter of Cap
tain Jackson who shot Colonel Ellswoith
at the Marshall house in Alexandria, Va.,
for pujling down the confederate flag in
IStJi, lias been appointed to a position in
the pafent office. It will be remembered
that 3iss Jackson's father fell at the same
time, "shot by a member of Colonel Ells
The fact is, Hutchinson is getting to be
a very dangerous rival of Wichita. Topeka
Yes, the prairies are full of rivals of
Wichita, notwithstanding which fact if
Topeka can get rates over the Santa Fe
Wichita will supply the capital city with
every line of goods demanded in that city
at lower prices than her merchants are
paying today. As the Commonwealth no
doubt appreciates the rivals of WichiU we
will say rijrht now that :is soon as the
Chicago and Rock Island is completed
from Topeka to this point we will agree to
supply the Commonwealth with white paper
delivered at Topeka seven per cent cheaper
than it is now paying. If, however,
Hutchinson is the rival of Wichita that the
Commonwealth seems to think, Hutchinson
dealers ma' be able to make better figures
than the ones offered by us.
Knowest thou the city the wise men-are seek
ing Whose greatness and praise all people are
Whose star in the west with beauty doth
Whispering comfort and hope to tho hearts
burdened with woe:
A city whose charms doth our wannest love
'Tis our beautiful, our own, our lieloved
It is not for her beauty, tho" of that the may
It is not her great size that charms us the
There is a buoyant stir in her gladsome air,
A joyous bustle everywhere,
And from the hills of the east to the mouth of
The same query is heard, "Have you seen
Wo do not wonder her fame is so great,
That her praises are heard in every state;
Each day she is growing in numbers and
She is the pride of the west, our fan- prairie
And her bright winsome charms doth many
To seek an abode in fair Wichita.
Wichita, Wichita: thy name trills" oa the
Through many glad years shall thy praises
Amid broad fertile acres thou sittest a quaen,
O'er canopied with blue, with a throne of
And thousands will bless the hour they first
Thy far-reaching spires, oh beloved Wichita.
REAL ESTATE! REAL ESTATE!
THE LATEST IS -
MAINE HAS SPOKEN.
THE MISSOURI PACIFIC TO II E EXTEND
ED TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS.
The Forum is a new magazine somewhat
on the Review order, which was started a
few months ago, comes to us regularly. It
is much on the style of the North American
Re icw, but is already far ahead of it in
freshness and yigor. It contains able pa
pers discussing public affairs, political, re
ligious, social, financial, educational, and
many other classes of subjects, by the moht
eminent writers in America. The price
Room or no boom tlic-e is no use deny
ing the fact that hundreds of new people
have settled in El Dorado within the past
few mouths. El Dorado has grown this
year more than it has ever grown before,
and the people coining to u are usually
well to do and enterprising. At the present
rate we will reach ten thousand in to or
three years. El Dorado Republican.
Maybe you begin to believe what the
Eagle told your people two or three years
ago, which was in effect that El Dorado be
ing almost free of rivalries and the seat of
government for a county half as big as a
New England state, that it was inewtable,
with her delightful location, that she .should
become a very prosperous city.
From the Chicago Tribune.
It is learned from reliable authority that
Jay Gould has virtually decided upon the
construction of an extension of the Mis
souri Pacific from Wichita to the Rocky
mountains and Denver. Surveyors are
said to be now in the field locating the new
line. The terminus has not yet been de
cided upon, but will cither be Pueblo or
some point further south on the Canadian
river, and at either one or the other point
connection is to be made with the Denver
and New Orleans railroad, The latter road
is now constructed and in operat on be
tween Denver and Pueblo, and surveys
have been made for extending it south from
Pueblo to the Canadian river. Mr. Gould,
it is claimed, now owns about $200,000 in
the Denver and New Orleans and is nego
tiating for a controlling interest in that
road This movement on the part of Mr.
Gould is said to be due to the construction
by the Rock Island of a new lino from St.
Joseph, Mo., southwest to Wichita, going
through some of the most important terri
tory now covered by the Missouri Pacific's
Kansas system. It is understood that the
Rock Island contemplates the extension of
its new southwestern Hue ;is soon as it
roaches Wichita, and it is said to be Mr.
Gould's intention to head off the Rock
Island and reach- the Rocky mountains
first. The construction of the new exten
sion of tho Missouri Pacific is to be com
menced in a few weeks, and preparations
are said to have been made to lay about
thiee miles of track each day.
The Globe-Democrat publishes tabulated
statements of the presidential preferences
of the delegates to the Republican state con
vention of Ohio, Iowa. Texas, 3Iichigan,
Illinois, Missouri, Indiana and Wisconsin.
Blaine was the choice of more than half of
tho delegates who exprosed any preferen
ces. His strength exceeded by thirty-one
that of Logan, Sherman and Allison com
bined. He led in every state except Ohio,
Iowa and Illinois, each of which has a
prominent presidential aspiiant among its
own citizens. And in all the states men
tioned he led as second choice, except in
Indiana, which preferred Harrison.
Here is something from the Lawrence
Journal that a few anti-papers in the east
might publish as an amende honorable if
they would: "Kansas has prohibition,
and it i& the most vigorous and prosperous
statu in the union. There are, we believe,
but two cities in the state that have that
relic of ljarbarism--the open saloon, and
they arc Leavenworth and Dodge City.
In Leavenworth there are 2-5 saloons,
but only recently they had to dispense with
their electric light. Their street cars have
been attached for debt, and it is presumed
they will le abandoned, and as for content,
unity, and happiness, Leavenworth is
always in a row. Topeka, Lawrence. Ft.
Scott, Parsons, Wichita, Winfield and all
the live and vigorous cities in the state are
without saloons, and have prohibition.
While we do not contend that prohibition
nlouc will build up a great state and pros
pcrous cities, we do maintain Uiat saloons
do not build up stable communities and
thriving cities. Kansas offers abundant
proof on this point,
From the Kansas Chtef.
The Maine election, which occurred on
Monday, would not necessarily be of great
importance, as it is a small state, and gives
a steady Republican majority. But this
state of James G. Blaine's residence, and
his enemies, both in and out of the Repub
lican party, had determined that it was the
turning poiut of his fate all confidently
exwectinff a Republican reverse. On
the other hand it was conceded
that if the Republicans won, it
would insure his nomination for
the next presidency. He personally made
a canvass of the state. Everything was
arrayed against the Republican party.
The Democrats were never more active;
the Knights of Labor, contrary to their
laws and pretentions, entered the fight, and
opposed the Republicans; while the third
parly Prohibitionists made superhuman
efforts to swamp the Republican party, and
help the Democrats to victor'. Not only
did the superannuated crank. Neal Dow,
work as he never worked before, but the
Kansas ois-ant. St. John, added his tre
mendous services at 50 a speech. The
Democratic papers hearlded the fact that
St. John was going .to beard Blaine in his
den, and they published all his little
screeches, with a grand hurrah that the
little insect was literally roasting Blaine
The election came off Monday, and the
result is an overwhelming Republican tri
umph over everything combined. They
have the largest majority given for years,
except in presidential years, and on a light
vote, too. The Prohibition vote is simply
insignificant compared with the boastings
beforehand. The combination has secured
a few members of the legislature and a few
county officers that is all. The Republi
cans "elected their governor, their four
members of congress, all but three state
senators, and more than two-thirds of the
house, insuring them a United States sena
tor. So much for downing Blaine. So much
for the efforts of the Prohibitionists to
boost the Democratic party.
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.
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 descriptionraU over Kansas. Ranches of from one thous
and to three thousand acres fine land, and farms at from SIO 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
busmess but Real Estate. If you want Real Estate come and see
me or write.
SOME QUEER STATEMENTS.
In an interview recently published in the
Boston Globe, the authentic-it' of which is
not questioned, Neal Dow says:
Our quarrel with the Republican party
does not all grow out of what it has done
or is supposed to have done for prohibition
in the past, but it originates entirely in
what it does and lefuses to do no v.". For
the hist twenty-live years no progress what
ever has been made in the extinguishing of
the liquor trallic in Elaine. The volume
of it now in the state is as large as it was
then. This arises partly from the fact that
the Republican party officials ignore the
law, and more from the fact that the law
in some respect is defective, so
that without substantial amend
ments to the entire suppression
of the trallic is impossible. Republican
officials continue now, as they have done
in the past to ignore the law, 'and the Re
publican legislatures have uniformily per
sisted in refusing any effective legislation
to accomplish the work which it is the sole
purpo.se of the law to do; that is, to sup
press the liquor traffic.
We have here Mr. Dow's positive asser
tion that there has been no progress what
ever in the work of extinguishing the liquor
trail! in Maine for a quarter of a century,
and Republican ollieials continue, "as they
have done in thep:ist," to ignore the law.
Now, let us see what Mr. Dow said on
this subject ten months ago, to-wit, on the
5th of November, 1SS5. Here it is:
The .Main law is :is well executed as any
other of our statutes, and its effect for goud
upon our moral and material interests is so
great that it cannot be measured by any
mode of computation now known to us.
If Mr. Dow spoke the truth ten months
ago he is not doing so now, aud vice versa,
for the two statements are most emphati
cally contradictory. But this is not all the
testimony that has been introduced in the
c:ise of Dow vs. Dow. No lougerago than
the month of last June Mr, Dow wrote to
the English Temperance Alliance.
The Maine law. administered by the Re
publican party, has driven every "distillery
and brewery from the state, lias stopped
ninctecr.-twentii'ths of the liquor trallic,
and ha added $10,000,000 annually to the
wealth of the state.
Which of these Dows shall one believe
the Republican Dow of ten months ago and
three months a;o, or the deputy Democrat
ic Dow of this "date? The reader pays his
monev and may take his choice.
The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific
railway company expects to be setting the
grade stakes of their new line of road be
tween Peabody and Wichita this week.
We trust the line will run through Fair
mont, Milton and Murdock township, this
county. El Dorado Republican.
Freight is being delivered from St. Lous
to Wichita for 25 cts. per hundred; former
price $1.17. Jay Gould said he was going
to make Wichita a Missouri river point and
he is doing it. El Dorado Republican.
A rather interesting and important dis
cussion as to the valueof different paving
materials has arisen in the cast, with the
result of making a very good showing for
the asphalt pavement. General Meigs, of
Washington, has written a letter stating
the present cost " of asphalt pavement at
$1.85 per square yard, and granite block
at $1.79. The cost of repairs in that city
averages 1 1-2 to 2 1-2 .cents pci square an
nually on the asphalt pavement, which,
considering the superior cleanliness,
smoothness, saving of wear- and tear on
vehicles, and freedom from noise, makes,
it is claimed, the asphalt pavement the
most economical in the end. In addition
to this the idea that asphalt will not stand
heavy traffic is combatted by Mr. Fernie, a
London civil engineer, who says that
Cheapside, which is conceded to have the
heaviest traffic of any street in the old
world, has now been paved with asphalt (
for ten years and during that time has j
never been closed a day for repairs. It has
been, he affirms, the experience of London
and Paris that asphalt will stand more
wear than either cranitc or iron.
G. W. BARTHOLOMEW,
Wichita, - Kansas.
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i arm Mortgages, - No Delays.
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Monday, Sgesr 6:h, 1886
KOU PARTICULARS OR CATALOGUE ADDRESS:
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Rev. J. D. Hewitt,
dSw-6w Wichita. Kans.
Government Municipal and County Bonds Bought and Sold
CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED.
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Money Always on Hand to Loan on Farm and City Property
Office in Wichita National Eank Building, Wichita, Kan.
The Nicest Lots in the City are in
Eetween Park and Tenth Streets, west of Washington Avenue
Prices Low and Terms Easy.
BUNNELL a MOREHOUSE,
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Located, on the Leroy & Western Railroad, an extension of the
Atchison, Topeka & Tanta Fe Railroad, in Erie township,
Sedgwick county, Kansas, owned by the Ar
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PRICES LOW AND TERMS EASY. TWELVE MILES FROM MI Y
Railroad Town, in a well settled and
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from the start. Call on or write me at once and secure choice o lots
G. A. HATFIELD, General Aaentf Wichita, Km.
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I- A new city on tho Cimmarron. at its junction with EJg BlafT ana
Cavalry creeks, offers 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 water power at the foot or
. Cavalry Valley, with its hundreds of fine farms, many under culti
j vation. A chance to get in now on the ground floor. 2lo lots given
awav. Many DriCK ana rrarne ouuuings going up- write tor run.
particulars to the
COMANCHE TOWN COMPANX, .
New Kiowa, Kanftan.