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31. M. 3XUUDOCK, Kditor.
TUESDAY MORNING. DEO. 14,
It really begins to look as though El
Dorado and not "Wichita is to be the me
tropolis of south Central Kansas. EI Do
To whom outside of El Dorado does it
Comprehensive Letter from
a Competent Observer.
Mr. A. F. Powers, of Ashland, who has
been in the city several days, left for his
home last e ening. If A. F. is a fair sam
ple of the young men of Clark county,
then she is to be congratulated and her suc
cess is assured.
The name of the Alton is again coupled
with a Kansas project known as the .Mis
souri & Central Kansas company, building
a line from Odessa, Kan., to Winiield.
The Alton has made repeated denials of
having any connection i ith the project.
The school population of the state of
Kansas amounts to m-aily hall a million.
There are 9,387 public school teachers and
G.C91 school houses. The salaries to teach
ers are naid out of a school fund amount
iug to 5t.480.791.
The Kile of America. Its Metropolis
and Its Railroads, Churches,
Schools, and Many Other
"Within a year EI Dot ado will I
an Newton, AVinfield, Wellingt
it on, Ar-
fc.-ms.is Citv or Hutchinson. 3Iake a note
of this and govern youiselves accordingly.
"We thought that it was larger than some
of the towns named already.
Blowtown is not a bad name for "Wich
ita. How would Jaytown answer? This
is what might be called double entendre.
Kansas City Times.
Suit yourselves, gentlemen. Call her
by whatsoever name you please or fail to
call her at all, 'she is coming all the same,
and coming in a way that will make some
places awful sick.
Hon. R. Hatfield, a prominent attorney
of "Wichita, is a cadidatc for speaker of
the hou'-e at the coming session of the
Kansas legislature. Mr. II. has represent
ed his districtln the le .-lature for the last
two sessions, and has always displayed
marked ability as a parliamentarian. He
also gave valuable aid in procuring appro
From the Plalnsvlllo (Ohio) Telegraph.
No city in the west or southwest has so
many eyes turned toward it today as has
this wonderful and charming city of ""Win
ning Wichita." It is the best advertised
city of the country, and of no other city
are eastern people more anxious to get in
formation than of this latest wonder in the
history of the rapidly growing cities of the
west. Xo city ever made more rapid strides
from the wildness and barrenness of the
native soil to the position of a great com
mercial city, with all its great business
blocks, its hotels, its churches, its schools,
its railroads, its street cars, its electric
lights and all other interests that give life
and activity to a young city.
"When we remember that scarcely twenty
years ago 'the feet of no white man had
trod the soil of Sedgwick. county as an
actual resident," and that no longer ago
than 1S70 was Wichita incorporated as a
town, and one year later merged into a city
of the third class, and still one year later
(1872) into a city of the second chiss; when
we remember these facts, we are filled with
wonder and amazement at what the energy
and determination of man has done.
It is true that nature had here opened her
lavish hand and given man all the advan
tage that he could ask for the foundation
of a great city'. A country vast in extent,
grand in outline, a soil in fertility not sur
p:issed by the Valley of the Niie, a broad
river rising among the springs of Colorado
and fed by the melting snows of the "eter
nal hills," furnishing the purest and best of
water, a climate free from the terrible
cold and snows of the north and from the
burning sun of the south, a climate than
which none moie healthy' can be found be
tween the two oceans with all these ad
vantages it is not stiange that the energy
of man has been stimulate! to its highest
I and best endeavors, and that we behold a
priations for Snow Hall and the Universi
ty. Should he be elected speaker Douglas
county can depend upon him as a waim
supporter or its best interests. Lawieuce
The steel rail orders for 18S7 to date
foot up U7o,000 tons, which is neaily half
the capacity of the mills in the count i v.
Prices are pretty still at 32 a ton. Jay
Gould alone has purchased 40,000 tons
fiom two Pennsylvania mills, iu addition
to 20,000 tons of English rails to be deliv
ered at New Orleans at $3S a ton. An
other Pcnnsyhania mill ha also an order
for 20,000 tons, and othei large oulers have
been made. In view of this ery signifi
cant dimnud the stiel iaii pool is likely to
increase the allotment of 1,000,000 tons for
1SS7 to 2,500,000.
Speaking of the Oklahoma question in
congress, Senator Plumb says. "The
Oklahoma question will proqably receive
some attention, and bills to open that por
tion of the Tenitory are pending iu both
houses; but the one thing which more than
anything else prevents action is the failuie
of the president to comply with the de
mands of an act of congress parsed nearly
two years ago, directing him to negotiate
with the Indians for the cession of their in
terest in the Oklahoma lands. Congress
would pass a law very promptly to open
the surplus Indian lands to settlement if
the president would make the requisite ne
gotiations with the Indians, but on account
of his failure to act heretofore, 1 fun that
no action will be takm until the next as
semblage of congress."
Yes, she has made the rime. Winfield
has got there. It was close call, but W.
1$. Stiong was a bigger man than the other
fellow. Congratulations. If any people
under heavens were de-ening thev were.
From the Kingman Cnuiler
The editor of the Wichita Egu: having
reeoered and Wichita's great boom being
again under bib personal direction, the lit
tle towns surrounding which in a move
ment of misdirected ambition aspired to
rial the gieat "Arkansas Valley Wonder"
are now again compelled to sing aw ful
low. ThiN is from the Dai ton County
Democrat: "Our facetious contemporary,
the Kingman Courier, quotes us as say ing
that when Great Head uets all the lailroads
now in contemplation we shall have a
growth in compari-on with which "Wichita
will pale into iiisi miticance. We don't
like to spoil this well-ment jest, but still we
didn't say it. Our observation was that
such might be the case. Great Ik-mi is a
good town, but has not yet entered the lists
The "Wichita and Caney Valley route,
and D. M. & A. cut oil is meeting with
terrific opposition by the Santa Fe over in
south Butler and at Doughis. A reliable
aiid prominent business man informs us
that a number of men connected with the
Santa Fe's extensions have camped in the
townships wlierc tho bonds are pending
and everything uuder heavens that can Ik.'
done is being done to defeat the proposi
lions. They are offered a road for nothing
if they will but defeat the Wichita propo
sition, and threaten if they do carry them,
that such a grade will be thrown up across
the valley below Douglas as will make it
impossible to build the "Wichita it Cherry
We hope that that people will uavejthe good
sense not to listen to or be diverted from
the support of a line which will be strictlv
a competive line. We warned the leadiur
men of Douglas, Burden ami the other
townships that just such a fight would be
made. It is a wonder that an engineer
corps was not put on by the opposing in
terests. So, also, ought the people of Gyp
sum township to awake to the importance
of this line and sec that it is not defeated.
"Wichita is situated at the conlluence of
the Little and Big Arkansas rivers, one
hundred and fifty miles from the east line
of the State of Kansas, and fifty miles from
the south line. It is five hundred miles
southwest from St. Louis, moro than two
hundred miles fiom Kansas City and about
lo0 miles from Topeka. It is so far re
moved from the large cities east of it that
she fears nothing from any of them. It is
so far m advance of all other cities in Kan
sas, that none can eer hope to compete
w ith her or take from her the position she
now holds as the great commercial and
railroad center of the State. She must be
theguat wholesale and distributing city
for the immense countiy west, south and
southwest. Shiewd business men are see
ing this fact and already large wholesale
houses aie being established and others are
gettingieady to follow. No other city in the
Stale lias such a large wholesale tiade to day
and tee jobbers have all the advantage in
freight that are accorded to the Missouri
river pooling points. There are three
gicat truuk lines of railroads reaching this
city now from the east, viz: The Atchison,
Topeka & Santa Fe, the Missouri Pacific,
and St. Louis & San Fiancisco, and these
have their branches leading out into splen
did tenitory northwest, west and southwest.
Four more roads will be here within one
year. The Chicago & Rock Island (re
pushing work as lapidly as possible The
Chicago, St. Joseph &, Fort Woi this under
contiact to be completed in 1SS7, with an
extention iuto the territory. Tho Kansas.
Colorado & Texas is also under contract
to be completed in 1SS7, and also to be ex
tended into the Indian territorv. There is
also a load caihd the Kansas Midland
chartered, bonds mostly voted, and soon
will be under contiact, starting at "Wichita
and running northwest through a magnifi
cently lich countiy, into Nebraska. This
will bring an immense trade to "Wichita.
There will al-o soon be made "links" in a
system that will give a load thiough the
Territory to Fort Smith and with Memphis
connections. Thus it will be seen from
what are now accomplished facts that the
railroad question is selthd, and the railroad
center of the slate, and in fact of the south
west, must be Wichita. Having been iden
tified with the intuesls of this city now for
one year and a lesident for the past five
months, we feel that we are somewhat fa
miliar with the forces that are pushing it
forward, and competent to judge of its fu
ture. "We are often asked "how long is the
boom gnini to last? ' "won't it soon 'bust'
up like Fargo and other cities that have
sprung up so suddenly ?" In the common
acceptation of the term Wichita has no
"boom " The laws of trade and commerce
have decreed, and the people of the south
west, demand that here shall be a big city,
and the forces thai build up great cities arc
at work with tremendous power to accom
plish w hat has been decreed shall be done.
The growth is not "mushroom." It is nor
mal fast, jt is true, but as sure as the pro
gress ot the human race. In lbS0 Wichita
had less than 5,000 population: in 1SS3 it
had 8,000. in 1SSI. 12.171. in 1SS5, 1G,
019. and in 1880 up to July 1st tiie census
showed 21,000 people, and the directory,
published some three months later, we
think, showed a jwpulation of more than i
24.000. We believe this steady growth
will keep on and iu less than rive years
there will be 3,QG0 people in the city. The
building the past year has been almost ba
youti comprehension. Until lately no
"building permits." have been required,
and no record kept, but ttie year of 18SG
will certainly see completed net less than
1,200 dwelling houses, ami fifty three-story
brick stores. A larire number of these
eight large, elegant public school buildings
besides three or four small ones, and twelve
churches, fifteen miles street railway, gas,
water works, and electric light. If any
persons intending to come to Wichita,
think they will be deprived of any religi
ons, social, or educational advantages they
will be mistaken. No city of its size in
the east can offer more. The churches are
earnest and look after new comers; every
body is social, and the officials are deter
mined that the schools shall be second to
none. Ws can assure the ladies that in
this city they will find culture and refine
ment. In fact no city of its size cast or
west has ladies of more culture, refinement,
good graces, good taste in dress or more
beauty, than the ladies of Wichita. Men
need not come here expecting to find
"greenhorns." There is no sharper, keener,
shrewder set of business men to be found
anywhere, nor any more honorable. Men
who are failures elsewhere need not come
here hoping to be a success, nor come here
hoping for something to "turn up." Men
of energy, honesty; and "sand," will suc
ceed, and are wanted. Good mechanics can
get plenty- of work, and good pay; poor
ones need not come. The time for making
money here has not "gone by." We believe
the biggest boom is yet to come. Next
year in building will far surpass the past
year. Architects are crowded with orders
for building next year. Any kind of a
building, store or house is rented as soon as
done. Money cannot be better invested
than in "houses to rent." There is a good
opening for wholesale dry goods, drugs
and hardware and, in fact, all kinds of
jobbing trade would find a good field for
Manufactures are getting a good start
and will rapidly follow the railroads and
commerce. We do not know of a city in
the west today offering such splendid in
ducemenis to capital and energy iu all de
partments of trade and industry as Wich
ita. As a place of residence it is as pleas
ant and desirable as .any town in northern
Ohio. It is known as the "Forest City" of
As to farming, there is no finer or better
country in the world than the Arkansas
river valley. All kinds of grain, vegeta
bles and friits grow luxurantly. Corn,
however, is king, and this turned into hogs
and cattle will supply the immense pack
ing houses that are sure to come to this
city in the near future. Market gardening
and the raising of small fruits for the city
market can be made a profitable business
now and in the years to ceine. Grapes,
strawberries, Llackberries, etc., grow abund
antly if only planted and cared for. Faim
laud can be had at reasonable prices, and
city property has not yet reached a price
warranted by the growth and future pros
pects of the city. AVe regard the present
as a good time to invest in either.
G. "YV. Clement
CAREY PARK LOTS.
Are most beautifully located. Every lot has a sidewalk in front
of it. Street cars run the entire length of Carey Park, and the ele
vation is 12 to 14 feet higher than Douglas avenue, and has the
finest water in all Kansas.
There are Eight Corners Left.
Carey Park lots are the safest investment at the extremely low
prices that we are selling them, of any
residence property in Wichita.
There is now and will be more fine residences
put up in Carey Park in the next six
months than any other portion of "Wichita.
CAREY PARK LAND COMPANY.
At? Office of B. C. & L. R COLE.
We are rushing work on our new building and expect short
ly to occupy the same. If you wish ahything in
Prevailing all over the House.
$25 ooo Worth ok New
Staple and Fancy Dry Goods,
Dress Good-, Trimnvns, Holiday Goods,
Flannels. Blankets, Yarns, etc, eta, at lower
Prices than first class goods
have ever been orfered in this market.
Come and participate in the great sensation
Caused by our low prices, we
have the goods and are going to sell them.
COME AND SEE US.
move come and see us and we will save you big
money over all competition.
Temporary Quarters 216 Douglas Avenue.
The most encouraging words arc reach
ing us dnily from every section of the state
touching lion. Rodolph Hatfield's candi
dacy for the speakership. His endorse
ments are fiom the ablest men and are en
thusiastic. His record is clean and his po
sition on every important measure sound.
These facts alone are proving a tower of
strength. Wichita will swing her hat
when the news comes skimming along the
wires that she has heen thus honored and
recogui7.ed by the state at large.
OF COURSE NOT.
What is the matter with the preachers?
A Wichita parson last week preached a
sermon on "The Dark Side of Wichita."
He stated that he had seen more drunken
ness iu Wichita in a week than lie had seen
in Denver in a year, and that there are 138
places there for vending intoxicating
liquors. Of course he must be lying, be
cause the E.gle says prohibition is a per
fect success down there. We will believe
the party organ in preference every time
on this question. Then it stands to reason,
experience and history, that a pushing,
janiing, rushing, booming town never has
andnever needs anything to drink Junc
tion City Union.
Of course not. Where there is se much
jamingand rushing excitement, exhilirn
lion and so forth, what sense would there
bo in adding whisky to tho flame? Stand
by your deductions, my dear George, for
they fall within the scope of reason and
experience, and are sound. Wichita is no
AS TO BULL BUTTER.
The supreme court of Kansas has affirm
ed Judge Sluss' decision and also that of
Judge Wall, in the case of the city of
Wichita vs II. O. Burleigh, in which the
city claimed that the streets of Gilbert's ad
dition had never been properly vacated.
The following is the syllabus of the court
delivered by Justice Valentine, the case
having been carried up on error:
1. It cannot be shown for the purpose
of avoiding an act of the legislature that
the act was passed for insufficient or im
2 Where the subject of an act of the
legislature is the vacation of streets and
alleys, the fact that the streets and allej'S to
be vacated are not contiguous nor all in
the same town or city, will not make the
subject of the act two or more subjects nor
render the act void.
3. A slight iuacuracy in the description
of a thing in an act of the legislature or in
the title to the act will not render the act
void where it may be known both from the
act and the title thereto and the circum
stances then existing what was meant and
intended by the legislature.
4. The legislature may pass a special act
where a general law cannot be made appli
cable; and this, although the special act
may to some extent effect the uniform op
eration throughout the state of other laws;
and generally, it is a question for the legis
lature to determine whether a general law
can be made applicable or not.
All the justices concurring.
A true copy.
Attest: C. J. Brown,
Seal. Clerk Supreme Court.
Larimer & Stinson,
132 Main Street.
Thero is Kansas, the great corn state of
the new west. What is she doing while
all the eastern states are mourning over
wasted energies and depleted business?
She has received within her borders and
provided with homes in the last twelve
months over two hundred thousand strang
ers who will help develop her resources.
She has built an almost fabulous number
of miles of railroad and new towns. She
has settled many new couuties and organ
ized them. She has redeemed an immense
strip of heretofore desert csuntry and made
it to yield the staple of life. She has
raised good grain crops in admittedly dry
weather. She has done all this, and made
money, too. This is prosperity of the
right stamp. It is real and substantial,
and a basis of argument for future conli
dencc. K. C. Times.
-Wholesale and Retail Dealers in-
Colorado &. Pennsylvania Anthracite
And all kinds or
Canon City, Trinidad and
Osage City, Blossburg,
Pa., Piedmont, W. Va.
McAllister, Fort Scott,
Cherokee, Rich Hill.
and Pittsburg Coal.
W. O. Riddell & Co.
Real : Estate x Agents
City Property and Farms For Sale.
Rent Collected and Taxes Paid. Business Promptly Attended to.
OFFICE Over Kansas Xation.il bank.
OFFlCES.-B!s Red Scale. Cfi9 Dousla3 ave. S side:
177 Wiiter street, but. bouiae anil Firs:
Drs. M. and H. BRAND0M.
and Ear Infirmary
To tho Editor of Eagle.
Godda'ud, December 13, 1SSG.
I learn through the Eagle ttat a Kan
sas City firm is about to open up in "Wich
ita a Asholesale and retail oleomargarine
trade. 2ow I want to say emphatically
that I am in favor of any legitimate and
honorable busincw that the enterprising
citizens of the "Queen City" ma see prop
er to engage in, or permit others to eugagc
in; but, will this oleomargarine business
benefit us in any way ?
Let us see.
From the best evidence we can gather, it
is safe to assume that there are today no
les than live millions of farms iu the
country. These farms produce, all told,
not less than one thousand million pound
of butter every year, and about one-third
that amount of cheese. A depreciation of
two cents per pound on butter means a loss
to the farmers of more than twenty-five
millions of dollars a year. Who looses tin's
twenty-five millions of dollars? The poor
man and woman who works hard even
day for a living. Who gets this twenty
live millions of dollars ? Kansas City and
Chicago millionaires. Is this business go
ing to benefit our people, or is this wealthy
firm going to rob our poor people of what
they possess, and all to benefit these cast
era cities and their nabobs. Respectfully
submitted. Jxo. Kellt.
iZ' rorcucrlr of Decatur 111.
Xo. 313 East Douglas avenue, Wichita, Kansas.
unnell fc Morehouse.
state and Exchange
We take pleasure in showing the city and
our list of INSIDE and OUTSIDE property
to investors. Also
In the leading AMERICAN and FOREIGN
OSCAB Z. SMITH,
IL A. OZANNE.
Dr. II. Branilom, one of the Twin Brother, pays
fpeclal attention to the treatment of Cancer, having
tre.ttee a larire number creases with unlvers.il uc
ee-i. I feel it my dutj to wv to th(ne MiCerini; ith
the dread dNeaxr Cancer, thit 1 feel sure that I can
cure you. If not too far gone. Call lefore the s.j btem
become Impregnated with the cancer viruo. No
monev required until c.incer l removed.
I will refer jou to a few ca-ses treated and cored
Herman Kunke. Wichita, Kan.; Art.iur J. Aldcion.
Borne, Kan.; Eaaton Whltten. Home, Kan., Adam
Wolf, Oat III. Kan.; Henrj Uhlans. OetvMe. Kan.
At Lowest Rates and Ready
S. W. COOPER,
37 MAIN STREET.
For Bargains in
E. H. DEVORE & CO.
Star's :: Ai
These lots are desirably
located two blocks from horse
cars. Eight or ten fine res
idences going up.
Special inducements to those
wishing to build. 1 1-2 miles
from Douglas ave south of Har
ry st. For sale by G-. C.
STRONG- and leading real estate
ai juHttii a
Special Attention Given to
Examination -:- of -:- Titles.
Particular Care Given to
Investments for Eastern Parties.
Masonic Building, First St. bet. Main St. and P. O.
D, I). ALLEN. .Volar Public
C W OKA HA U.
r E. JONK. Notnry J'uM
Allen, Graham & Jones,
BUT AUD SELL
ir. Block. Chaa rrrmtrjum.
Formerly of Kan irantiroot!.
SocoefOr9 to the oM estabUtbed loan oSSc ef iL
We are pleaded to sew th:it our esteemed
friend, .Mr. Jay Gould, is down in benight- j
eti Arsanvaw uuymg rauroaos. i nis is
riht. .Mr Gould's "heid is level. We
ant raiiwav connections in and through
dwdlii'ir houses are of the latest modern ' Arkansaw, and to all that resrion round
stvle. and ou!d ornament anv eastern citv. ' aHm- , Arkansaw has had wood, bear's
, on, coai, cotton, persimmons, pawpaw,
possums, pine luuioer ana manv otner
bare aa accurate wt of books and am prepare! 10
ra&ke fall and
Complete Abstracts of Title
To acj- property In SedwlcJc Coansj.
03r-OTcr VS Stain Sire
The busine blocks have splendid stone '
and pressed brick frouU, and are equal to j things which we want, and must have, and
those of anv eastern citv of twice the mzc. j tn order to cet these things wo mut have
There is also an decant four-storv hotel in T rai,wa-v connections with that unesplored
, . ,,"..,,-. I rountrv, and who is better able to give us
process of erection, and the Garnela Lm- thal connection than Mr. Jay Gouldl El
versity covering an acie of ground. Then j Dorado Republican.
LEE & VEELE,
HOUSE & SIGN PAINTERS,
Anil rMlrr !n GI4. Graialsz nd Int1r IHcont-
Inj, 313 Soulc Mln tfs OB ta nr
W tre rwujjr Jo lon noner or. aprT4 m-bH
tie at th io pm rate In ht fftn hr "? "
nrt time. We bty anJ s0 V -" . tOKMf. tuw
ilp. municipal awt cnooJ buwK zmd vrarra and
nl note. We aire aji-nst 1 c-TTri-mlmU nt
Ei-temtnd Eoropsn cap4tltM, and mttke -
mni for nor r-lent. Oampa4neT aJrtsC
Call and tec n ex
119 Douglas Avenue Up Stairs.
Make Loans on harm and Chattel Security.
OFFICE 414 DOUGLAS AVENUE, ROOM L
Special Bargains on Coilega Hill In lot of any
acre tracts ror Piattlntr Nortii. S joth. Ski t and
Choice bargains In basinet and inside recidence Jots.
RteL 2 1-3 to 80
wees, or tha city.
Wlcnita, Mayfleld. Wellington,
Harper, Attica, Garden Plain,
Anthony. Arkansas City, Aa
dale and Haven.
VIELB & SHEPABD,
Large And Small
311 E. Douglas Ave. Rooms 1 and 3.