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gbe SKicftita Satttj afltt.: STmrsilas SPoroiwg, jgecemSev 16, 1886.
51. M. MUlinOCK, Editor.
THURSDAY MORNING. DEC. 16, 1SSG.
. Fort Riley is to be made a government
instruction school For cavalry officers, and
gets a two hundred thousand dollar ap
propriation this year.
Ttc contract for the building of the
Rock Island road into "Wichita has been
let. Aujhony Republican.
The fact is undeniable.
Wichita on paper claims a population of
25,000. Kansas City Star.
It grows so fast that we don't dare to
claim it on anything more lasting for fear
of getting left.
Rer. Sam Jones is disgusted with Oma
ha He says the- average citizen would
rnthcr own a back lot in that city than an
orchcirn chair in heaven. It's the same
way in Wichita. Capital.
Just exactly the same way.
It has been remarked that the name of
every larsie tow u in Kanssis consists of
three s lables. Atchison Globe.
This is rough on Lawrence and Fort
Scott. Emporia News.
And not paiticularly smooth for Em-po-ri-a.
Clay Center, according to the Times,
wni.l.s a short route to the moon. Try a
lino via Wichita. Topcka Journal.
Yes, we are on the direct route to heav
en, where we understand the old thing
ThcEvirx regards the meeting of the
Rt..t.. s:mit:iiv convention :is a good thing.
One lnimbtr'concluded to invest in Wich
iU tow n propert'. Atchison Champion.
He probably regarded it as a healthy
place to live. Lawrence Journal.
Yes, aaJ a particularly healthy place to
A -'prominent attorney" of Osage Mis
sion informs a representative of the Kansas
Ciiv Times that the Bender familg were
put' to death by vigilantes. That is very
ini , and ever body in time will believe it,
That is not true, and no one conversant
ith thehi'tory of the case will ever be
lieve it. .
The Santw Fe railroad has made a prop
osition Vi the people of Morris county to
build a road from Diamond Springs in
that county, through Council Grove to To
peka. The proposition is that 10,009 in
bonds be voted, and they promise that Hie
road slnJl be in operation to Topeka by
June 1, l.ib8.
The Chitgo Intes'-Ocean says that a
Democrat can nc t be made governor in
Kansas, but he furnishes material fur gov
ernrrof Wyoming territory, without beinu
clashed ab an -'offensive partisan."
roe: Was there somethin
said a year ago
or more ab Hit "filling the leadiug territor
ial offices with residents of the territory?"
II-is th president forgotten it?
Yi!, -.hohrn made the little. Winfield
Jia. ..T't't tiurc. It was a eloe call, but W.
B Slrng was a bigger man than the other
ft 11 w Congratulations. If any people
under heavuis were deserving they were.
You :ue '-ntiiely too previous on your
c n r ifil-itituis, old man. The fact is you
ar" not piwtt d. You get your news from
Wintield, which i- not reliable. ElDorado
Wt-11 now maybe the Eac.m; don't know
wlnt it undertakes to tell. If the Repub
lican kn ws anything later than Monday
no.Mi we are prepared to li-tcu to it, other
THE WICHITA & TRINIDAD ROAD,
Some few of our people aie inclined to be
sivir.i -a! conecrnimr the coniinir of the W.
& T. roa 1. Allow us to remark right here
tlnit tin' above road is not a windy, specu
latite or biuir scheme, the company mean
business and aie doing more actual work
th-ui booiufr.iiig blowing; they will ak for
subsidies in due time and feel confident
that tliev will get them, so much so that we
would in t be surprised to see the right of
way purchas.il and din lly before an elec
tion is called. We have confidence in this
road ami will stay with it even if the drift
wooil in time scrapes us out with the tide
iu'o the en-it ocean of disappointment and
di-sp Hiilencv. Uurper Sentinel.
Thai's a faith that would cauc a moun
tain l stir lU stumps.
The Wichita fc Western railroad com
piny Gftte Foe hheiincr. Enor from
Sctl jviek county. Syllabus. By the com t.
1 At it council has no authority to
riant a railroad company a ris;hl of wav
over prha'e proper! , nor over a proposed
eu nsi mi ot a street w Inch lias not vet been
opined rr extended
J Win re a railroad company enters up
on 1 in 1 and constructs its road without the
c uisuu f the land owner, and without
m ikiiu Ci apensution for the land taken
a i I inj ired, the owner may pursue an of
t'ie sv-i il appropriate remedies and may.
"vlure th ' ro-sd is in its nature, design and
use uf a peimaneut character, elect to
bring an action for a p-rinanent appropri
ati n and injury; but in .-uch a case it
sh ihl appear that the verdict and judg
ini nt included damage for the entile in
jury; .;d it should also eleaily appear
lrom the pleadings, or from the evidence,
findings and judgment, what interest in the
land tiie owner has parted with, aud also
vlnl ii.ttrcst has been acquired by the
:'. It h the right of the parties to have
in f M-tant questions of fact that are ba-?d
on competent testimony, and which are
vnhin the is..ues of the case, submitted to
the jury, and answered upon request; and
tm u r the facts and circumstances of this
ci o, the ufusal of this right was material
All the justices coucuiring.
A true copy.
At;r-' C. J. Buowx.
seu.. Clerk Supreme Court.
The progress and development of Kan
sas, s-i the Hurlingame Chronicle, the
past M ats have been wonderful, irreater
in proportion than at any other time ex
cel t the few ears following the war am"
far creater mtlie aggregate tnan at any
other pi riod in t.ie state's history. In 1 SO
we h id D30.C9G people. The recent cen
sus makes our population -wer 1,4000,001)
The assessment of property for taxable
purpo-cs wasfciuu.yui.yjsj vs. -Vow u is
S277.11'.).(5-vJ o2. or an increase of over
seventy nor cent in six years. In that time
'twthc .,,l'vv' counties nave neon organized.
lare cities-Jiavc ueeu ouin. grvai lines oi
ruProiul have- l)een constructed. Such an
area of development has never been known
in the history of tlVis or any other land. If
the pre-ent" growth be kept up, the next
national census will show our state more
than double in every element of prosperity.
The Chicago Tribune says: The appoint
ment of Colonel Thomas Moonlight, of
Kansas, to be the governor of Wyoming
territory, cast a very dark shadow over the
hopes of several prominent aspirants for
the position, and has given cause for many
Darlington, I. T., Dec. 13, 1880.
To ths Editor or Eagle.
The present session of congress is ex
pected to take some positive action on the
Oklahoma question, and if the wishes and
needs of the people of the United Statesare
considered, their desires should not be dis
appointed. Of the present status of the country in
question, there can be no legal doubt, tint
it is not open to settlement by whites, but
the area of public land is becoming dimin
ished yearly to such an extent, that all sur
plus land Indian or other, must eventu-allj-
be put upon the books of the general
lasd office, for homestead and preemption
entry. The Indian title must sooner or
later be extinguished. This can be but a
matter of a few years only. The whole
public domain now open to settlement em
braces less than six hundred million acres,
one-third of which is mountain land, which
while valuable for timber privileges, is not
susceptible of tillage. One-half of the bal
ance is swamp land, mainly on the Atlantic
and Gulf coasts and Mississippi bottoms,
leaviu" less than two hundred million of
acres suitable for agricultural purposed, be-
yond that vast body of land, known as the
rndinn Territorv. embracing "within its
borders, land as fair as the sun ever shone
on, now lying fallow, because the owners
have more than they can possible cultivate
A sickly sentimentality has assigned the
Indians of this country, rights and privi
leges which have never before in the his
tory of the world been accorded to con
quered savages. Treaties were made with
them in the nation's infancy and reserva
tions given them in a conntry, which at the
time never entered the mind of the most
ardent visionary, would be in less than half
a century surrounded by civilization.
Land beyond their utmost possible needs
was solemnly granted to them by treaty,
simply because no one then living supposed
it would be needed by a higher civilization,
and today we arc face to face with a ques
tion upon which the welfare of hundreds
A Democratic president has seen fit to
thwart the wishes of the people in neglect
in" to appoiot the commission authorized
by congress to treat with the tribes holding"
Oilulioma by treaty, on the ground (hZ.
the appointment of the commission wus op
tional with, not obligatory with him. His
advisors have now taken alarm, and are
recommending the action which but lately
they neglected. Two years delay has been
created, and more time muse yet be con
sumed before entrance into this promised
land is free to all. But the question can
be materially expedited if the project of
the Indian office, as lately promulgated, be
carried out; that is, to remove all Indians
west of the ninety-eight degree of .longitude
to the east of that meridiem aud then open
up this vacated territory to white settle
ment. This is. however, simply a sop to Cer
berus. The wants of the people mn be
appeased for a time with this slice, but the
time will biiiely come when the Indian
must have only the same laud privileges as
his white neighbor. The whole territory
must be occupied aud titles in seveialty
given for each and every acre of this grand
domain. A far sighted and vise policy
demands the opening up of the whole coun
try, after dealing justly and fairly by the
present popu'ation. Give the Indian,
normal or civilized, the first chance; make
his title inalienable for a generation of
twenty-one years, if necessary, but this
daik spot of uncultivated land, bearing in
its bosom all that goes to make the real
wealth of a nation, must be wiped out of
the future maps of this country. Already
great trunk lines of railways are planting
on its face the slender threads which must
cventualiv grow into stronger and stronger
bonds to burst assunderthc fetters our fore
father unknowingly put upon this land.
To the present congress the people of the
frontier look for help, and the over-crowded
cities are wailing to turn their surplus
population into this channel of relief. The
Indian must take his chances with the great
body of citizens and cease to be a burden
and taxation upon his white brother. In
no other way can tills be done
We m ay
go on for ears feeding and educating
him, using our best endeavors
to bring him up to the plane of white cizi
ligation, by moral suasion, to find in the
future, as in the past, our endeavors in
this regard, will be futile. Xecessity
uuist be the sole arbiter in the end, aud
when the red man finds it to be a qaeslion
of self support or starvation, he will work
as willinglv and as perseveringlv as his
pale-faced bi ether now docs, and he "n ill
never recognize bis own manhood until he j
Oklahoma, in its restricted sense, em
braces but a small portion of this land,
situated geographically in such a manner
that its entry into the sisterhood of states,
would at present be awkward and ill-advised.
A ladieal cure is attainable only by
a complete regulation of the whole matter,
and w ith less than a perfect cure the pco
pie of the country ill be contented for a
short time only
GREAT BEND, KAN3AS.
To the Filltor of the Eatfe.
The "boom" has reached us in full force.
The location of the Missouri Pacific depot
on North Main street seems to give a new
impetus to the real estate Iwom in that
nart of the citv. A larjie amount of citv
property changed hands last wees , prices
varying from $200 to $3,000. One lot sold
for $200 aud the purchaser was otfered
$500 an hour afterward. The fact of the
bonds to the Missouri Pacific liavinsr car
ried by an almost unanimous "vote, and the '
grading of the road IhmI being pushed rap-1
idly to this point, leaves no doubt as to the
future of ureal lenu.
It is pleasant to note that some of "Wich
ita's capitalists consider this a profitable
place for investments-, and are backing up
their judgment with the cash and have se-
cured some choice bargains in real estate in
this city. Great Bend promises the biggest
boom in the next twelve months of nny
city in Kansas.
A wreck occurred Monday on the Rush
Center branch of the A., T. & S. F. rail
road, caused by a brakeman leaving the
switch open and allowing a through freig.nt
on the main line to pass over onto the
branch and collide with a construction on
that road. Both engines were badly dam
aged, but no lives were lost.
A grand mask ball will be given at the
opera house Christmas eve under the au
spices of the "C. A." club of this city.
oome ot tuc real estate men are navmir a
little fun before his honor, A. J. Bueklaud,
telling the whys and wherefores that they
doefh things thusly. The way of the trans
gressor is not smooth.
The contract is let for the erection of a
lot of new brick business blocks on Main
street, -which will be an ornament to that
BLUFF CITyTkANS AS.
To the Editor of :he Eulu.
We read a Bluff City letter yesterday in
the Eagle of the 9th, that must have been
written some time ago. It says there are
"nine or ten good buildinffs up," so there
was then, very likely, but time works won
ders in this electric town. Todav there is
nearly forty; thirty of them better than any
town of the same age in Kansas, can show,
TLerc are fifteen or twenty business houses,
none of which costless than .500, most of
them considerable more. The hotel will
cost $7,000 without furniture. It will
have a large, fine office, two dining rooms,
large parlor on the second floor and about
thirty other rooms. It is the company's
intention to build a fine house and hhve it
kept m first-class style so that visitois to
Bluff City may have grst rate accommoda
tions during their stay. By the plan of
the yards in the engineer's office, we see
there is to be a passenger and freight de-.
pot, round house, engine repair shop and
car repair shop. Theie arc eight or ten
teams at work grading the main street and
the depot giounds. Nothing that monc
and good taste can do will be wanting to
improve the town. The railioad people
from here to St. Louis are investing
in property, and many of them will make
this their headquarters. The building
boom keeps right along and nothing will
check it but very bad weather. If it stops
at all this winter it will break o It early in
the spring, as there are seven or eight brick
and stone houses going up as soon as spring
opens. With the possible exception of Ki
owa no town iu this part of Kansas ever
had such a boom. The wise regulation of
the town lot company that no busin.s-j lots
would be sold unle3 the buyer contracted
to build in a given time a building not less
than 20x10 feet, are putting lots at what
some might consider a high price, has
brought 'in people with means, and kept
out mean little buildings. Already ilain
street shows a better lot of fronts than
manj- towns of ten years of age. The ac
tive men of the town company arc John A.
Young, of Kalamazoo. Jdich., who is hav
ing plans made for a fine house which he
expects to make his future home, James N.
Young, of Chicago; L. D. Latham, of
L. D. Latham & Co., builders of the K. C.
& S. W. railroad, and Ed. P. Green, of
Winfield. Mr. Latham is having plans
made for house to be built in the spring,
when he will remove here. These gentle
men are energetic, have plenty of money to
back their good taste and have enlisted to
make a fine, town of Bluff City. In the
hands of such men and by the great
Frisco railroad and sunouuded by such a
country as southern Harper county, to look
for a big town is to be consistent, to cry
failure is malicious and displays jealousy
rather than judgment.
Over thirty thousand dollars worth of
lots have been sold and the demand con
tinues. Snyder, Glover & Co., are receiv
ing orders and inquiries for lots from all
directions and in every mail. Paities de
siring information should write them at
For business, for health, for a home,
Bluff City has many inducements to offer.
Plenty of pure, soft water, a lovely coun
try, productive soil, and a Southern Kan
sas climate are among the advantages this
favored spot possesses. AVhile our friends
in the north aie wallowing in snow with
the mercury below zero, we are enjoying
almost summer weather with scores of
mechanics at work, building a town that
will soon find together iu friendship and
traffic, thousands of people that now are
strangers. Enterprise aud iuone are at work
changing this once quiet spot into a bust
ling city. Already commerce seeks a new
channel; societies are planing to build new
churches, schools will be proviced, homes
erected and beautified, and in two years
isore will be accomplished than thirty
years would do iu an old eastern state. If
the world was full of Kansas men, the Al-
mighty would have to create au addition
inside of a year.
With all our bustle and boom, and con
gregating of so ninny that were so lately
.stramrer.s, there ha been nothing but the
best of order. No "violation of law; not a
drunken man has been seen on our street,
except a fool that came over from Cald
well, that shoupl never have been allowed
to drirc a team.
A letter that describes Elutt City this
week, will be too old the next, and if the
mail delays this letter it will not be a full
description of w hat is done here by the
time it is printed. G.
LEE & VEILE,
HOUSE 6c SIGN PAINTERS,
And Dtfer in OK. Ornininc and IterIor rvcorat-
lutf, 21S Souih Ma'n -trjsv;t Oaii-e in new
SPEDMAN & CRANE.
General : Insurance : Agents
1 FIRE, TORNADO, LIFE AND ACCIDENT.
OFFICS W! DOUGLAS AVEXTO.
Largest Agency in the Valley.
AGAIN TO THE FRONT,
And will present to each person who buys a suit or an
overcoat between now and December 25th, a great, fat,
S. GOLDSTEIN & CO.
422 E. DOUGLAS AVESTUE.
2sT. B. In addition to toe above, handsome present
we have marked our Heavy Weight Clothing 25 per
.cent under our'usual low prices. as we are determined to
carry over ao heavy weights if jobbers prices will take
them off our hands. 21-2t
Is a relhblo place to do your trarlincr. VIhtp goods are just ns repre
sented. Where good uoods are kept, and where yoti can get good value for
your money. Wo invite everybody to come in aud look at our stock of
"-tuple and fancy cress roods.' look at our cloaks, look at our irontleineuV.
ladies' and ebildreu's underwear. Ack all the questions ) on want to in
regard 10 anvUmijr vtt s0.e or don't s'-'u. We slml! do our bst to please -sou.
iM not our ni in to sell -noddy goods, but we hope by squurc dealing and
lo-.v prices to win our confidence.
G. F. & H.
No. 521 West Douglas avenue.
a nart) uiajiiu
Neutral City, Seward
The Gateway to
The Great- Supply Point For No
Man's Land and Panhandle. '
The exit from Kansas of the extension of the
Great Rock Island Railroad at
the ioi parallel.
Neutral City is also in the direct line of the
Kansas, Texas & Southwestern Ry. via
Garden City, The Kansas, Colorado
via. Wichita, and the Frisco extension of the
"Border Line." All reaching for the new
coal fields 20 miles Southwest of
The Neutral Strip or No Man's Land
Having just teen opened up for
ments to those seeliing homes.
Good Water, Wood and Coal
For price of lots and other information write to the
Neutral City Town Company,
A. E. Diekerraan, Pres't, Peabody, Kan.
OR CALL ON OR ADDRESS
THOMAS & CO.,
114 Main St. -
Tonkin1, Thursday Dec. 16.
Grand Exhibition of the Celebrated
Corner Main aud . Douglas Avenue
For a few days only.
Undoubtedly Earth's 'IatcriIece of Mechanism.
FIKST A1U,ARACE IS THIS C1TT.
Representing a Century's Progress in
The greatest Electrical triumph of the Nineteenth Cen
tury, HeraWeil etrrwlnre8i- tbo nnri.-r of the use,
J-Miect from the World's K.ir.
"The incst wonderful Electric Clock ever iu en:ed." Edl
Ladies and Children Especially Invited.
Admission, - - 10c
Children, .- - - 10c
settlement offers superior induce
$25,ooo Worth ok New
Staple and Fancy Dry Gopds,
Dress Goods, Trimmings, Holiday Goods.
Flannels. Blankets, Yarns, etc, etc., at lower
Prices than first class goods
have ever heen offered in this market.
Come and Darticipate 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.
W. O. Riddell & Co.
Real x Estate x Agents
City Property and Farms For Sale.
Rent Collected and Taxes Paid.
OFFICE Over Kansas Xallonal bant,
We take pleasure in
Estate and Exchange,
onr list of INSIDE and OUTSIDE property
to investors. Also
In the leading AMERICAN and POREIG-N
OSCAR Z. SMITH,
Abstractors, Real Estate and Loan Brokers
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.
IJ. D. ALLES. SVtary Iubllc
Allen, Graham & Jones,
BUY AND SELL
Mako Loans on Farm and Chattel Security.
OFFICE 414 DOUGLAS AVENUE, ROOM 1,
Special Bargains on College Hill In lots of any stee. 2 1-2 so 80
acre tracts r or Platting North, Smt.h, 3&tand We& of ta CHfiy
Choice bargains in business and inside residence lots.
VIELE & SHEPABD,
Large And Small
Mortgages :-: Wanted.
311 E. Douglas Ave. Rooms 1 and 3.
over the House.
Business Promptly Attended to.
showing the city and
c. x. joarn, xrj PakUo.