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gfce ticfeila gailg nglz: eduesdas ffiovumg, gaoerofcer 8, 1886.
M. 31. XUKDOOK, Editor.
WEDNESDAY MORNING. DEC. 8. 18S6.
OH! GO SOAK YOUR HEADS.
Some one signing himself "G" in the
Beaocn deplores the Eagle's Sundaj ar
ticle. "G." is one of the fellows who
the Beacan said the other day was "excited
only to ridicule" over the Eagle's efforts
in behalf of "Wichita. He is of a feather
-with the editor of the Beacon. The Eagle
we believe is the only paper that has dep
recated thid speculation cra7,e, going so
far as to denounce the laying off of specu
lative additions. The speculative spirit
has caubed the editor of the Eagle the
only uneasiness he ever entertained
touching the promised greatness of this
city. But when "G.," the editor of the
Beacon or anybody else says that we did
not draw a pen picture of Wichita in "Born
Booming," then they simply fail to sec
what is going on about them. As for the
paragraph quoted by "G."in derision, that
paragraph is as true as the sermons
preached even- Sunday in this city. Two
good men told us that they didn't attend a
neighbor's funeral last week only because
a rush of business prevented, we are able
not only to give the name of the deceased
but of the living, also the names of hired
girls, hired men, and of mothers and
daughters who have done just exactly what
the Eagle said. If people don't in their
hurry and eagerness jostle each other in
the streets of "Wichita, then that thing ain't
done in any city in the world. "G." and
the Beacon can console themselves
with one idea at least, and that is they are
a lonely crowd for nearly six thousand ex
tra Eagle's were sold because of those very
articles and twice as many would have been
sold had thev been minted. Therefore the
editor of the Eagle, if a fool, has lots of
company in this town.
No sir, wc deprecate as much as any one
can, all such evidences of reckless specula
tion, but such men as the editor of the
Beacon and "G" don't build towns in these
latter days in the west. Should the faith
of this whole community equal even the
highest promises of those men, and men
like them, "Wichita wouldn't have to ex
ceed three or five thousand people to-day,
Go soak your heads in the Nile of Amer
ica and ciuit vour criticisinir and fault
finding, and for the sake of your own
feelings stop reading a paper which is read
by more people than any other paper in
AN OUTRAGEOUS SLANDER.
The Leavenworth Times saj's, touching
the drug store law that "Marsh speaks,
but people ask how does he stand?" On
the next page is a column interview of a
traveling man, which traveling man makes
out, or tries to make out that "Wichita is as
bad, as degraded, as is Topeka, Leaven
worth and other towns; that thirty or forty
joints exist heie; that each joint keeps two
clerks, one to serve out times and fines in
jail, and the other to dish up the poison.
Such startling charges worries us. It
surety cannot be. No it cannot be
and they are vile slanders and
for the sole purpose of directing the atten
tion of good people from the outrageous
carryings on at such places as Leavcm orth
where the saloons are run just the same as
they were before the people solemnly de
clared in the constitution, and in the law,
that this must not be. Yes, "Marsh
speaks," and speaks for the good name and
fame and honesty of Wichita. Men who
drink, men i ho will drink anywhere, and
in spite of any law, no doubt drink in
"Wichita, but they don't bin their liquor in
open saloons. They must get it either on
the sly, or as the law prcscibes, openly at
a drug store. The school of drunkauis for
boys, the manufactory of inebriates, the
open saloon, has no existence in Wichita,
and we don't thank an' Leavenworth trav
eling man for slandering us.
HOW DOES IT STRIKE YOU?
The Kansas City Times in its Sunday
morning issue headb the dispatch from this
city announcing the fact that Armour &
Co. had telegraphed the editor of the
Egle that Mr. Tobin would open up a
wholesale butterine and oleomargarine
house in Wichita with the flaming head
line, "Another Breeze from Blowtown."
In glancimr over Wichita's, real estate
transactions for last week wc find the foot
ings to be ?G 10,57?. ."i0, and the total bank
clearings for the week to be 7"5G,14..12.
If such figures are to be denominated wind
or blow, then that Wichita is somewhat
breezy would be hard to deny. In the
matter of the amount of money changing
hands for real estate, if there can be found
more than two cities west of thu Allegheny
mountains in the United States of America
that can equal the showing for the six days
named, the Eagle will agree to recall the
scream as being premature, otheru Ue we
insi-t that the Times deal with such start
ling facts in the sober and earnest spirit
which their importance demands.
WE GATHER THEM IN.
It is with no degree of pain perceptable
that we direct the attention of our windy
neighbor and generous rival of the Sni
Hill country to the fact of the presence of
whole briiradcs of eastern capitalist in
Wichita. They crowd in upon us daily in
spite of the net so well sjiread over the
mouth of the Kaw, which detains the un
warry for a day or two often, but the magi
cal mascot of the meridian once reached
and seen, comparisons follow anil there is
never but ths one result and that is invest
ment and a permanent residence.
IT'S A WAY WE HAVE.
From the way brick wall are going up
on several building, and from the activi
ties of carpenters, plasterers, painters, and
contractors generally' a stranger might be
led to believe that the people of Wichita
hadn't yet been impressed with the fact
that the winter holidays were close at hand.
But such a conclusion would be erroneous
Unless a good man- buildings are finished
up this winter a numlwr of contractor will
le swamped next year ou contracts already
made, and to complete which will occupy
the whole of the summer of 1SS7.
"A LAME EXCUSE"
The Eaglk desires to say to its friend
Tomlinson, editor of the Topeka Democrat,
that what we said about "Wichita's vote at
the last election is strictly true and that
there is nothing lame about it. There are
hundreds of men in this city who would be
willing to swear that in their best judg
ment that not one half of its male citizens
over twenty-one years of age voted at the
last election. As a sample, there are
fortj-'Cight voters employed by the Ea
gle office. A count next da' revealed the
deplorable fact that but nine voted.
Instead of "Wichita claiming 20,000 she
claims 23,000. "We take further pleasure
in saying to the Democrat in the way. of
its wicked and highly personal article, in
Which .Marsh Murdock is held responsi
ble for everything, that Mr. James Seery,
one of Topeka's prominent citi7.ens, said to
us only last week that after riding about
Wichita for two days, he must acknowl
edge that he believed that "Wichita con
tained as many inhabitants as Topeka,
In conclusion the expression "windy
wonder" is of our own coinage, and was
originally applied to Kansas City. "Wichi
ta is no windy wonder, but a wonder
which knocks the wind out of every other
city in Kansas.
Now, Mn. Eagle, suppose you give an
instance of his "skittishuess." and please
state a time when he failed to "tote fair,"
and at the same time give us some reason
why his general record as a public man is
not Republican. You were a very ardent
Anderson paper before election. Why
were you willing to impose upon the Re
publicans of the Fifth district a man who
did not "tote fair," and who disgusted
many "level headed" Republicans, is some
thing you should explain to about five
thousand Wilson men up here. J. C.
We were not an ardent Anderson man
before election, but simply on about three
or four occasions said he would wipe the
ground with the fellows who were trying
to down him, not because the people loved
John Anderson most but because they were
disgusted with the methods adopted to de
feat him in the convention.
As for his failing to "tote fair" it is un
necessary to say that it was common talk
during the prohibition campaign that
Anderson talked anti-monopoly, green
backs and everything under heavens except
the issue which was worrying our party
out of its boots. His speech in Wichita
was solely upon the question of railroads.
It is further entirely unnecessary for us to
remind the editor of the Union, that on the
tariff question John A. Anderson is today
more a Democrat than he is a Republican.
As for the Wilson men we owe them no
A KANSAN GONE.
Col. George 2oble, known to nearly
ever' prominent man in Kansas a dozen
years ago, who was the superintendent of
the Kansas Pacific road, but who for some
years has been general manager of the
Texas Pacific, died suddenly, at least very
unexpectedly at Dallas Texas on Monday,
lie was taken with a flux and sank rapidly
until the end. Although a great railroad
man he was known as Uncle George,
the poor mans friend. The officers
and employees of the entire Texas
Pacific system held meetings and passed
resolutions of regret.
"I SEE AN ANGEL"
Mrs. Lease in her lecture Monday uighj.
among other complimentary and beautiful
"There is no doubt but this question of
woman suffrage will soon be settled by,
according to women, the full benefits of
franchise; or as one philosophical sage,
Capt. W. S. White, of the Beacon, ex
piessed himself: 'woman suffrage is one of
the deadly evils of the near future which
we must inevitably face.' Even our gen
erous opponent, Col. jl. M. Jluruock, is
ready to enroll his name among the cham
pions of human liberty. It is related of
Michael Angelo, the renowned sculptor,
that when viewing a rough, unhewn block
of marble he exclaimed enthusiastically,
I sec an angel." Years ago, when Col.
M. M. Murdoch first came to this sunflower-decked
vale of the Arkansas, he looked
abroad over desolate, wind-swept prairies,
and exclaimed with the faith and vision of
a piophet, "I see a city, wonderful "Wich
ita! "The peeilc.ss princess of the pluins."
"We reap the benefit of his faith anil zeal
today. "With the far-seeing vision of a
seer he reads the future's misty scroll and
ces the disorderly bachelor apartments of
Uncle Sam changed into clean, orderlv
lpartmeuts; the saloon-political bribery
and dishonesty a thing of the past, lie
beholds the muddy pool of politics changed
into the clear, sparkling stream that revivi
fies and refreshens and invigorates all with
in its reach, and all this wonderful trans
formation is brought about by a woman at
the poll. and with Michael Angelo he ex
claims. "1 see an angel."
BRING HER WEST,
In discuiug ihe proposition of locating
the Indian depol of supplies somewhere
oatsiilo of New York city, nearer the base
of supplies and nearer the tribes to be sup-
pliad which the department hx now under
consideration, the Kansas City Times suc
2sor should Cincinnati or St. Louis be
awarded political preferences because of
former standing nmougi; the influential
oisies of the country and their jwrsiatenov
in ciamoring for national political recogni
tion. Xor should the youthful commer
cial capitals like Omaha. Wichita and
Kansas City be neglected because of their
ability to take cre of themselves and to
discount their old predocosor in modern
growth and development. If they are
better situated, better able to promoto and
conduct the Indian or any other biisinc,
the true prifaciplco of clil service reform
unerringly indicate them as the places for
the location of the appropriate depart
ments. Xew York Sua: Senator Infills be-1
lieves that his son, if he lives, will see a
railway running from Chicago, on perhaps
Duluth, straight south through the Mis
sissippi valley, then through .Mexico, Cen
tral America and South American, branch
ing in the southern continent to Rio
Janeiro on the ea.t ami Valparaiso on the
west, and that passengers- can he ticketed
and freight billed through. Southern
Plaintive scream from the "Wichita
Eegle: "Is there no such thing as real
progress in cizilization, and must Kansas
fall back to the whipping post of Dela
ware and the gallows of Missouri? Heaven
forbid." "Why should heaven forbid?
Isn't the Missouri gallows quite as civilized
as a Kansas tree, and isn't a sheriff in the
exercise of his duty quite as progressive as
a Kansas mob? How far must one pro
gress in cizilization to invite murder and
lynch law ? K. C. Times.
That might be a hard question for an
average man but for ourself we would pre
fer any death in Kansas, even being drawn
and quartered, than to die in Missouri by
any divice, however approved.
LINCOLN'S WISE WORDS ON LABOR.
From he Chlcaso Advance.
There is no landing place on the stairway
from labor up to capital. There are no
bolted doors along the ascent. It is treason
to make out an irrepressible conflict be
tween them. The fact was never better
put than by Mr. Lincoln in his first annual
message: "There is no such relation, "j he
said, "between capital and labor as as
sumed, nor is there any such thing as
a free man being fixed for life in
the condition of a hired laborer.
Both these assumptions are false, and all
inferences from them are groundless.
Many independent men everywhere in
these states a few years back in their lives
were hired laborers. The prudent, penni
less beginner in the world labors for wages
for a while, saves a surplus with which to
buy tools or land for himself, then labors
on his own account for a while, and at
length hires another new beginner to help
him, This is the just and generous system
which opens the way to all, gives hope to
all, and consequent energy and progress
and improvement of condition to all."
PRICE OF WHEAT.
Henry Clews & Co., of New- York, in
their last financial letter, have the follow
ing reasons to give why the price of wheat
First Because the stocks in the United
Kingdom are 14,000,000 bushels less than
one year ago.
Second Because the official estimates
place the shipments from Russia, from
January 1 to August 1, this year, at 21,-
400,000 bushels, against 51,400,000 for the
corresponding period last year.
Third Because the shipments from
Australia have decreased 8,000,000 bush
els. Fourth because there has been an in
creased demand in Europe and a decreased
Fifth Because the exports from Amer
ica for the first quarter have exceeded 52,
000,000 bushels, and to date have been
about 58,000,000 bushels.
The magnitude of our visible supply is
an unimportant factor when considered
side by side with the foregoing.
THE WICHITA AND TRINIDAD.
The Sentinel exchanges all along the
line of the above road are sounding the
joyful news concerning the success and
early completion of the Wichita and Trini
dad railroad. The Medcinc Lodge Cresset
reaches across the fertile prairies and
grasps the hand of Harper in the enter
prise. The Wichita papers have taken up
their pens in dead earnest for the great
railroad artery, which will eventually be of
more benefit to Wichita than any two other
lines. The Attica people are joining in
the chorus, and are, of course, trying to
get the line to take in our flourishing sister
on the west, and Harper will not lay a
straw in the way of them getting it. We
will all join hands and circle to the right
for God, our homes, firesides and this
great conglomerated republic of Southern
The Wichita Eagle, like its namesake,
is soaring iky ward adding another story
to its already commodious and imposing
building. The new story will bo the edito
rial and composing room. A lithograph
ing department is also to be added. The
Eagle is progressive in the true sense of
the word and Wichita owes it much.
Conway Springs Star.
The Hon. Rodolph Hatfield seems to be
considerably in the lead for speaker in the
next house of representatives of Kansas.
The papers throughout the state are strong
in their advocacy of his selection. Clear
The remains of General Israel Putnam,
which were recently removed to their rest
ing place beneath the new monument at
Brooklyn, Conn., have rested for over a
century in the ancient burying ground of
H. McKIM DUBOIS
have aa accurate ?t of books and am prepared to
make full and
Complete Abstracts of Title
To any property In Sedfrnlck County.
Ofllce Over 12S3Ialn Stre .
Wichita, - Kan.
Wicnita, Mayfield, Wellington,
Harper, Attica, Garden Plain,
Anthony, Arkansas City, An
dale and Haven,
Lowest Rates and Ready
S. W. COOPER,
37 ilAlX STREET.
Keom No. S, JJ7 X. JUln St-
Wichita, - - Kansas, j
PtaKln?. ScbdlvJdins and Jlapptns itm la any j
locnlltj on -hrvrt notice. Wan. anJ estimate- fir h. I
K. Ilne-s vraUT work aad jwas. PrvMnjlaarv j
-urvty and t.xatton mode. All cont-poadtroe? j
promptly answered. is-tf
$25,ooo Worth ok New
Staple and Fancy Dry Goods,
Dress Goods, Trimmings, Holiday Goods,
Flannels. Blankets, Yarns, etc, etc., at lower
Prices than first class goods
have ever been offered in this market.
Come and uarticipate in the great sensation
Caused by our low prices. "We
have the goods and are going to sell them.
COME AND SEE US.
Larimer & Stinson,
132 Main Street.
B. D. ALLEN", Xotaty Public.
Allen, Graham & Jones,
BUY AND SELL
Make Loans on Farm and Chattel Security.
OFFICE 414 DOUGLAS AVENUE, ROOM 1.
Special Bargains on College Hill in lots of any size. 2 1-2 to 80
acre tracts for Platting North, South, Bast and "West of the city.
Choice bargains in business and inside residence lots.
VIELE & SHEPARD,
Larqe And Small
Mortgages :-: Wanted.
311 E. Douglas Ave. Rooms 1 and 3.
-Wholesale and Retail Dealers In-
O ! CJ ! jlx IXj"
Colorado &. Pennsylvania Anthracite
-And ell kinds of-
Canon City, Trinidad and
Osage City, Blossburg,
Pa., Piedmont, W. Va.
McAllister, Fort Scott,
Cherokee, Rich Hill
and Pittsborg Coal.
Lime, Plaster, Cement, Brick, Side
walk and Building Stone.
flCES.-Blir Red Scale. ffO Douslas nve. S side:
J 177 Water street, bet. Doujiave and First
For Bargains in
E. H. DEVORE & CO.
Drs. M. and H. BRAND0M.
and Ear Infirmary
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No. Sil E&$: Do;!ii arence. WJshSta. Kscwi
Ir. H. IJmxSom. oao f th Tula Brothers, par
Irtal att&t2t w tJ trHJBeist cf Cast. bivtas
treatre a Urcrs cantf of cw- wtth titSirtfcl
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t-ojn trapTTKBAtrd -wliij lh cancer rtrzs 3
moctrr reittiml uaiti cancer 1 rjnert;.
I fill Trier vi to a ter e ireaisd xatl eur!
Hrnv3n FuniV WhAlsa. Ka.; Axtfccr 3. Aldrva.
Koot, Kf-T ; Eaon WUara. Kcr ZaaAdaia
WoU. Oa:TlS. Kaa-; Hesrr Ilii. OarrEte. Kas.
over the House.
C. E. JOKES. Notary Public.
STEDMAN & CRANE.
General : Insurance : Apts
FIRE, TORNADO, LIFE AND ACCIDENT.
orncr. i douglas avenuk.
Largest Agency in the Valley.
Pioneer -:- Lumber -:- Man
OK SEDGWICK CJ-'TT.
EsiuDlisheci in 1870.
A Complete Stock of Pine Lumbe.r
Shingles, Lath, Dows, Sash, etc..
always on hand
Ofl-paad varrti rn l&rfct :rt U'twft-n DoojUj
avenue and K1rl trr
Stall's :-: Addition.
These Jots are desirably
located vwo blocks from horse
cars. Bight or ten fine res
idences going up.
Special inducements to those
-wishing to build. 1 1-2 miles
from Douglas ave. south of Har-
rv st. For sale by G-. C
STH037& and leading real estase
Have for sale, on line or WIOHITA & COLORADO RAILROAD
north-west of Wichita, to-n lots at new towns of
MAIZE, 9 Miles from WICHITA.
COLWICH, 14 " WICHITA
ANDALE, 20 WICHITA.
Trains are now running regularly on Railroad from Wichita to
These towns are in the best portion of
Sedgwick County, Kansas.
Maps of Towns and Prices can be had as hereinafter set forth :
At Wichita, call on N. F. Niederlander or Kos Harris;
At Maize, call on H. Londenslager;
At Oolwich, call on Geo. W. 8teenrod;
At Andale, Call on Bank of Andalc.
T. H. Randall and W. S. Maokie, for Mt Hope lot.
At Haven, Call on Ash & Cnarlcs
At Elmer, call on J. A. Meyer.
P. Q. SMYTH & SONS, Wichita. KOS HARRIS, Wichita.
N. P. NIEDERLANDER, " P. V. HEALY,
ANGLO-AMERIOAN Loan Office. O. MARTINSON,
RttHident on said Addition
"Junction Town" Addition to Wichita !
This addition lies west of the city of Wichita, and immediately
adjoining the Fifth ward in said city. West Douglas avenue runs
through the center of the addition, and in the futuro growth of
Wichita the lots on West Douglas avenue must become
BUSINESS LOTS !
This addition was placed on the market in February 1880, and
out of 700 lots there are only
Of this addition to which the attention of those seeking investments
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 Stale Christian Collie
a building which, when completed, will cost over $100,000
lies immediately south of the addition.
THIRD. The Catholic society are building a college im
mediately west 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 shore 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 days
i FIFTH. The new Fifth Ward School building s completed, the cost
I of which is SI 5,000.
SIXTH. Ths street cars reach this adhioa, mWmg it only 19
minutes time frora west side to comer of Mam si. aad Douglas aye.
SEYEKTH. The fair ground lies irajnediataly north o? the addition.
LASTLY.--The addition is booming itself, and the facts prove it.
tl i r .. . : ill rtk..- aau: . .
i i e west sKie 01 me nTeri wi h
i bolstered up ty PtHJE VNfl. "WIK0Y WIH0
i the west stds are booming ike addition.
F. G. SMYTH, SR
GARISON h HOBSON,
ivy. um&t aixmwm are neirg
ine in cyrrcr's
P. V. HEALY.
N. F. NIEDERLANDER.
ANGLO AMERICAN CO
E. H. DEVORE k CO.