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TUESDAY MORNING. NOV. GO, 1886.
The "Wichita Eagle proclaims that An
derson's overwhelming majority this fall
was not so much an indorsement of him
self or his political course as it was a re
buke to the methods of would-be leaders to
shelve him. Well, what is the rebuke of
an attempt to shelve him but an indorse
ment? Perhaps the Eagle did not say
what it intended. Kansas City Times.
"Well, just about what it intended. But
making allowances for the chances that the
English language must run In being under
stood in Missouri, wc will say that in the
absence of unseemly and unreasonable op
position it is very doubtful if Mr. Ander
son could have received the majority of the
Republican votes of his district, at the
primaries or at the polls. Mr. Anderson
by his skittishness touching some tenants
of the Republican party, in tho two or
three last campaigns, disgusted many staid
and level headed old Republicans who be
lieved their party to be the purest and its
principles the beet, of any that God has yet
in his inscrutable wisdom permitted to be
organized among the sons of men, or in
the parlance of Missouri John A. Anderson
failed to "tote fair" at the time when the
Republican party of Kansas were stagger
ing under a laod which had to be carried.
NEW KAILKOAD SCHEMES.
"What breaks us all up is the new line
chartered under tho name of the El Dorado,
Oklahoma & Chihuahua railrord, with
headquarters at ElDorado, to be one thous
and five hundred miles long and to be
backed by twenty millions capital stock.
The same number of the Republican con
tains the announcement that the contract
ha3 been signed for building a road from
Ft Smith, to ElDorado and northwest.
The Ft. Smith fellows must have their
pockets lull of railroads as they or some
body for them is building a lice or two up
west of Wichita, also. And, it was only
last week that vhe writer of this received a
letter from a railroad manager at Little
Rock who said right out it plain black and
white that his rovl must reach "Wichita
from I-1. Smith. "Wonder what theic is at
Ft. Smith which is commanding or de
manding to many roads.
THE CIIUISTMAS AltT A3IATEUE.
The colored study in the Art Amateur
for December is a marvelous facsimile of
an exquisite figure in water colors, "In
Dreamland," by Madeleine Lemairc, the
famous Parisian ilowcr painter. It repre
sents a beautiful girl who ha fallen asleep
in a quaint old arm-chair; the big old
fashioned book iu her lap is evidently re
sponsible for hr slumbers. A pleasant
notice of Mine. Lemairc is accompanied by
several fine illustrations of her skill in
flower and figure drawing. There is a
holiday profusion of decorative designs, in
cluding a beautiful rose quilt of the full
size for a baby's cradle, two fine examples
of chasuble ornamentation, a portiere with
water-lily decorations, china painting de
feigns for a Greek vase (narcissus) and an
oatmeal set (oak leaves and acorns), an ex
cellent study of chrysanthemums, a panel
of birds and foliage for wood carving, and
a figure design for tapestry painting be
sides a page of outline sketches, and an
other of monograms (M). The articles on
flower painting are concluded, and a new
Ecrics on fruit painting is begun. An ex
cellent description of "wet" water color
painting is given by II. "W. Ranger, an ex
pert in that form of art; there are valuable
hints for the bimplo decoration of unadorn
ed apartments; useful articles on a college
fraternity lodge and a Lenox county house,
on American silverware, and on church
vestments, and the usual pungent "Note
Book" and Boston correspondence, and
well filled minor departments. If any
reader does not yet know the Art Amateur,
this Christmas number is a capital one to
begin its acquaintance with. Price, (55
cents; Nil a year. .Montague Marks pub
lisher, 23 L'uion Square, New York.
To the Editor of the Eagle.
Ilarper is enjoying a quiet but substan
tial boom which is indeed very encour
aging. The surveyors on the "Wichita & Trina
dad railroad reached here last Friday, and
every one seems to think that the road is
sure to come if proper encouragement is
given by Ilarper, which will undoubtedly
be given. "We feel the need of direct com
munication with "Wichita for several reas
ons because she is becoming a city of im
portance, a railroad center, and our com
mercial interests demand it.
The teachers meeting in your city last
week would liave been attended by a large
delegation of Harper teachers had railroad
The Ilarper Normal school and Business
college opened on the 16th inst. with six
instructors, and has been more liber
ally patronized than was expected. The
attendance reached one hundred the first
week, and is daily increasing, though it
will not be large the first term as the first
circular was not issued until about ten days
before opening, and many students who
have expressed their intention of attending
could not get ready for the first term.
Five of the instructors arc from a distance,
and experienced in their various lines of
instruction. The students arc loud in their
praise of the faculty. In short, our people
are highly pleased with the institution and
Prof. Ball and his assistants.
Chas. L. Davis is to be here this week.
The week after Mrs. Belva Lockwood will
lecture for the benefit of the City library.
The Catholics give a fair the second week
in December their church has been re
painted and will be well furnished. Dur
ing the holidays there will be a grand ball
given for the benefit of the library, with
the "Wichita orchestra to furnish the music.
Thanksgiving was observed by union
services at the Presbyterian church, fol
lowed by a dinner given by the Presbyter
ian ladies. In the evening the same ladies
gave a supper, the K. of P. a grand ball,
and the library favored the public with an
elocutionary and musical entertainment by
the Lillian Brandom tiio of "Wichita.
The city water works are giving employ
ment to a large force, and are beginning to
make a show.
The Methodists have just closed a pro
tracted meeting and the Presbyterians be
gin one this evening. During the Meth
odist meeting upwards of twenty were a M
cd to the church.
Ilarper is always healthy, the physicians
say, distressingly healthy at present.
"Where a year ago an ordinance was nec
essary to keep stable manure from accumu
lating about the livery barns in Harper,
now the refuse from every barn in town
has been purchased, we are informed, at
12 per stable, and the purchasers guaran
tee to remove it weekly. A little thing
perhaps, but indicative of the class of
formers and gardncrs about Ilarper.
The crowded condition of the city
schools has rendered the half day sj-stcm
necessary in all the lower grades. "Wo be
lieve in this case, with the right kind of
teachers, tne half is belter than the whole,
as three hours a day is certainly as long as
any small child can profitably be kept at
studies at a time, but there is considerable
opposition from those who think differ
ently. Under Pi of. A. Gridley, Jr., and
his faithful assistants, our schools are well
conducted and have moved along without
the slightest jar. G.
KIOWA ALIi RIGHT.
From the Klovra Herald.
"We certainly can assure our "Wichita
friends that Kiowa and Hazelton have been
and are yet willing to do more than their
share of the work to bring the St. Louis,
Ft. Scott ond Wichita railroad from An
thony via Hazelton to Kiowa. "We have
given ourselves no rest, night or day, for
the last three months. Labor, time and
money have been nrodigally spent to se
cure that line, and in the language of a
great and good man "we are not going to
gag at the tail after swallowing the camel."
We heartily thank the Eagle for its efforts
to send the road on to Kiowa, and when
the two arc linked together by the iron
bands you can let your Eagle scream, and
the Youthful Giant of the border will feel
that he has grown at least a foot taller.
From the Eansas City Times.
Mr. S. S. II. Clarke, the successor of the
late Mr. Hoxie, is such an appointment as
it might have been expected Mr. Gould
would make. The general manager of so
vast a system of railway as that of the Mis
souri Pacific must needs be a man of vast
experience and great ability. That Mr.
Clarke fulfills the conditions" there is no
need to tell the people of the west, ne is
well known from his long connection with
the Union Pacific in a position of great re
sponsibility and trust.
Recently on the acquirement by Gould
of the belt road at Omaha, Clarke was
elected president of that road. This was
the first official position given him since his
retirement from the Union Pacific, but he
has had all the time some interest in the
Missouri Pacific. Exactly what that in
terest has been few people know, but he
hits frequently upon the southwest
system inspected- the line under
orders of Mr. Gould. Immediately after
the late strike on that system, Clark went
over the lines, and it was rumored then
that he would be made general manager,
Mr. Iloxie retiring on account of ill health.
This rumor was not widespread and was
never fulfilled no matter what the basis
might have been.
Mr. Clark is described by one who
knows him as very unpretentious in appear
ance. He is quite six feet high and very
slight with a long neck, a red face, sandy
hair, and a small beard. He drcsbes with
out regard to fashion and wears a slouch
hat. and in general would be more likelv
to impress an ordinary observer as a grang
er than a railroad man. It takes, However,
but a few minutes' conversation with him
to convince a person that he is a man of
extraordinary ability. He is peculiarly a
railroad man, and a thorough one, having,
in the estimation of prominent railroad
men, more Knowledge ol wnat a rauroati
should be than any other man in the coun
try. He is about fifty years old, married
and has several children.
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Prevailing all over tlae House.
25,ooo Worth ok New
Staple and Fancy Dry Goods,
Dress Goods, Trimmings, Holiday Goods,
Flannels. Blankets, Yarns, etc, etc., at lower
Prices than first class goods
nave ever been offered in this market.
Come and narticipat-e in the great sensation
Caused by our low prices. We
have the goods and are going to sell them.
COME AND SEE US.
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Larimer a bu
132 Main Street.
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WICHITA AND TKINJWAU.
ItEl'I.Y TO SII,AS STILI.WATEK.
New York and Pennsylvania were vis
ited by heavy snow storms on Thank
fiiviug. Mrs. Cora M. Downs, of "Wyandotte, was
married on Thanksgiving Day to Judge
John S. Stocton.
The Rock Inland road has submitted
lxuid propositions in a number of town-hips
in Pratt county.
The man who would complain of the
winter so far as it has gone, is not fit to live
in the Italv of America.
"What the present administration is de
siring above everything else, is a man who
can go to Meuoo'and transact our business
there without getting drunkcrn a biled
owl on pulque.
Mr. Jay Gould's, road continues to hold
out against any and all propositions, of the
board of arbitration looking to the pcoliii"
of southwest Kansas freight rate in the
interest of Kansas Citv.
The "Life of Oliver P. Morion," edited
by his son, is to be issued next year.
Among those who,are to write monographs
for the work, touching various phases of
the statcman's career is Senator ln alls.
Senator Ingalls proposes to change the
presidential inauguration day from March
4 to May 30. The Chicago News favors
the idea because May 30 would be an ap
propriate day to decorate the grave of the
hopes cf the man who didn't "get there."
The "boys" are already fixing un the
Keate for governor and other Kansas 'state
officers for 1$S$, so says City Journal, and
anions those named for cfovernor arc V
"W. Smith, of McPhersou. and Captain j!
R. Johnson, of Topeka. We presume the
great southwest w ill trot out Marsh Mur
doek, and the eastern bonier w ill parade
Senator Dick Blue, and the noithwest will
bring on its candidate, and there will be no
lack of candidates who will consent to serve
the dear people. Abilene Ga7ttte.
"Wc of the southwest have got nieelvovcr
our trotting out business, so no one need
To Uic Editor of Eacie.
The weakness of youi understanding as
exhibited in xouv letter, is touching to
my feeling?. "Still water runs deep," said
the wise man (whether Hillings or Solo
mon, I can't remember) but oh, what a
shallow babbling, brook you are; without
sense enough to sec the "metaphor" in my
brief remarks to "G. C," and so lost to
self respect as to "take up" for one of
whom tiie inspired poet has said- "There
is something rotten in Denmark." (This
latter word should have been translated in
the "new version" in Buffalo.) f
Although you have "turned out bad
dear Si, and we arc all weak in intellect,
I am willing to instruct you all I can for
your dear mother's sake. How many:
thousands of dollars has it taken in all j
uuu cara 10 print uiose reuicuious proc
lamations?" "Although a fool" (scriptur
al), dear Si, you can see that the money
could have been better appropriated. ;Xoi
is this all. There are fifteen millions of
dollars of the people's money spent everv
year in paying priests or chaplains to tell
God how he ought to run his businc-s
"here below." Xow Si, although you are
but one remove from an idiot, you know
God never pavs anv attention to thnso
"hired" prayers. If he does why didn't he
cure President Garfield? God only could
have done that, with such a lot of doctors
working on him; but it was a chauce for
him to have shown the people that they
get their money's worth in this chaplain
investment. I am like Paul when he aid
of some of the tricks of the old bible boys:
"The times of this ignorance God winked
at, but now commands all men to repent."
(Acts xvii, 30th). God, according to Paul,
has quit the "winking" business and we
should do likewise. "We need not wink at
the foolish customs of the past, when we
see there is no reason or sense in them.
People and governments can not make pro
gress by hanging on to customs because
they are old. The world moves, and so
should we unless we desire to relapse into
barbarism. That you may take warninr.
Si. from the "connexion" who have
"turned out bad," is the praverofvour
nt. Betsy Tkotwood.
Leon, Xov. 2?th, "SO.
The Chicago & Alton Railroad Compauv i
has a squad of surveyors at work between
Kansas City and Ottawa and it k fiimnimo. i
ed that thi company intends to build to '
n iciuia next year. This line if const ruct
ed will pass through Butler countv and
perhaps EI Dorado."
It is announced in a semi-authorative
way that the Kansas, Colorado & Texas
(John Long'si Road will be turned over to
the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Com
pany as soon as built and that ne time is So
be lost in its building, bonds beinr already
voted for it from Kansas City to ichiti.
It begins to look as though railway
buildings in Kansas has just commenced.
LI Dorado Republican.
The "Wichita & Trinidad engineers are
still dragging chains and driving stakes a
little to the nertheastof the city, but it may
be several days before they 'each the city,
as different lines are run iu order to get the
cheapest and yet most ylirect route. Our
people can rest assured Jtiat the above line
will reach our city; subsidies will be asked,
of course, and no doubj they will be driven
by a large majority, he city of "Wichita
is, and has been domgymuch toward run
ning this road throug Harper, as they arc
now putting on anmiercial air3 and
must secure easy an direct access to all
towns in the souvest. The enemies of
the city are of coise trying with might
and main to defeat the scheme, but it is
precious litt? they can do if our people are
united in tieir efforts to procure the road.
All pull together and Harper will bo the
lovliest city in the west next season.
Latch Since writing the above the en
gineer corps 0i tlie above railroad has ar
rived within the north limits of the city.
3Ir. J. Brodus, tho chief engineer, is a
genial gentleman and will remain in this
neighborhood for several days. The line
will be run from here almost due west to
Medicine Lodge. Look out for the rush
of thedocomotive from the north. Ilarper
see DOUGLAS AVE.
GKOWTn IX KANSAS.
-4-f: finest : Restaurant : in : Kansas.
itfiriwg'A? FSI $' j?!-'! wekaxsa si-koalty of tbophmj. rata
&JZ'jg$P,Z I5T-N. E.-Or.l
Have for sale, on line ot WICHITA & COLORADO BAILROAD
north-west of Wichita, town lots at new towns of
MAIZE, 9 Miles from WICHITA.
U'l an -l o ioi
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Ir.iins are ziot running
regularly on Rnilroad from Wichita to
These towns are in the best portion
Maps of Townfi and Prices can be had an hftroinafti- uei itosf h :
At Wichita, call on 2?. F. Niedorlander or Soa Harrie;
At Mtu'se. call on H. Londenelager;
At Oohvich, call on Goo. W. Steenrod;
At Andalc, Call on Bank of Andalc.
T. H. Randall and W. S. Mackie, for Mr. Hope lots.
At Haven, Call on Ash Be Cnarlcs
ten for ICE CREAM tn tay flnTor ivick
Bulk, promptly Jlllod.
At Elmer, call on J. A. Meyer.
G. SMYTH & SONS, Wichita.
S F. NEEDERLANDER,
ANGLO-AMERICAN Loan Office.
KOS HARRIS, Wichita.
P. V. HBALY,
Resident on said Addition
Cor. Glojf Democrat.
The Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska IJail
road contractors, with a large force of
graders, arc within a mile of Herrington,
coming east. Another force is at work be
tween that place and "White City, both of
which are pushing the work as fast as pos
sible Herriutrton lias a nonulation of
oOO, and will be the end of the first divis
ion of the Rock Island in Kansas. The
Wichita branch leaves the main line Her
rington the main line of the Missouri
Pacific Railroad between St. Louis and
Colorado pass through that place.
The Revolution (Mi
iSo LOTS FOR SALE IN
RAM A KIT'S SECOND ADM.
HATS AND CAPS, ETC,
Hasbmnremoveil to Xo. 132 North Main Street where
the Kime w 111 bo placed on sale.
For the next 60 days, as stock
must be sold.
I-Reniembr the nutnbor
132 Hala stree: umler
B. K. BROWN,
One of the finest laying additions to the city of Wichita, lying
one arid one-half miles South of Douglas avenue and comprising
One Hundred and Ninety-two (192) lots, east and west fronts, on
Mosley avenue, which will he sold at prices so low that any man
can have a home on very easy terms, and great inducements to par
ties who will build at once. We have the building boom and intend
to keep it.
This addition is convenient to school, churches, stores, etc.
Street cars run past the addition, making easy access to the busi
ness portion of the city.
Come at once and secure a choice building site
"Junction Town'1 Addition (o Wichita !
This addition lies wootof the city of Wichita, and immediately
adjoining the Fifth ward in caid city. West Douglas avenue runs
through the center of the addition, and in the future growtli of
Wichita the lots on West Douglas avenue must become
This addition was placed on the market in February laeo, and
out of 700 lots there are only
S700 will buy 100x150 in the first block, east front.
S650 will buy 100x150 ft. in second block, ea.st or west fronts.
S600 will buy 10oxl50 ft in third block, east or west fronts.
$480 will buy 100x150 ft in fourth block, east or west fronts.
We do not sell any corner unless the party agrees to build a
good house on the lots, thereby obtaining the building boom.
Come everybody and have a home of your own.
Office with Farnum & George.
ROOM 1 , - 1 1 0 MAIN ST.
vr. X. DCAX.
A- XL XAZtt'OI, Notary Public
Jburniture t Jewelry.)
DOUGLAS AVENUE, WICHITA, KAN'S. Q
DEAN I MAXWELL,
Real Estate Dealers. LSrSroSo! Fif!h WardSch001 buildiflg ' """"k ifce
Of this addition to which the attention of thoee seeking invoetmenm
is directed :
FIRST. The land is higher than any part of the City on the
east side by at least 15 feet, and the entire drainage is to
the Big Arkansas River.
SECOND.-Garfield University, the State Christian College
a building vhich, when completed, will cost over $1003000
lies iTmediateLv south of the addition.
THIRD. The Catholic societv are building a college im
mediately vest of this addition, the cost of which will be
$100,000, and this plant is to be added to from year to
FOURTH. The Missouri Pacific R. R. will in a -hor: time
place shops on the addition, and a depot of W. & C. and Ft
Scott R. R. will be olaced on this addition inside of 30 cfoys
VTe hare propcrtj- Ja ererr dc-aM Jollity la th- dtp: : a lars UK of Fa.-a Propertr. Br aillzz
-.. .-vm wu bi Jk IK. 4l ff-: Vsu IV," 4 J fCT Vi r"f-i"i?
-ROOM i UGK BLOCK.
DEAN & MAXWELL
W. H. STERNBERG,
Office and Shop 349 Main St.
, ZIMMERLY'S ADDITION.
Now is the time to buy lots in this addition
! while they are cheap.
SANTA FE BAKERY I ONE MILE SOUTH ON LAWRENCE AYE.
FIRST-CLASS "STORK at LOWEST PIliCES. Eui
mates f urnisheU on short roScs. 'WICHITA. KA
Is the Place to get Everything Kept in ;
ECKARDT & SCOTT, Peops.,
144 MAIN STREET
treet cars and iaree brick
School house in connection. For further
formation call at 6n S Market st.
j SIXTH. The street cars reach kis aooiiien, fnakiag it oaty 10
ir.inutes time from west side to coraer of MaJe L and Beaglas ave.
SEVEK l H. The fair groaad lies immediately jmmIJi of te acfemjem.
LASTLY. The addition is booming iteeto'j and the facts pfye it
The vresi side of tit rirer is oa top. AM &&- adtlkwis are betig
bolstered up ty PtfSE VIK8. "WIK0T VtmT The rnmmste on
! the vest side are hoemm bc aditioa.
F, G. SMYTH, SR.
GARISON k H03SON.
P. V. HEALY.
H. F. NIEDERLANDER.
ANGLO AMERICAN CO.
E. H. DEVORE k CO.