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X. 31. 1IUIIDOGK, Editor.
SUNDAY MORNINS. DEC. 19, 1SSS.
A DREAM OF GRANDEUB.
Kansas is the central state of the Union.
The state lies in the immediate path of the
modern and great national highways of
steel. Kansas is the Interoceanie State
pre-eminent, of America, considered with
reference cither to the Atlantic and Pacific
seas or the lakes of the north and the gulf
on the south. Her position is commanding,
stragetic. Born in blood, cradled in a
struggle, she became the marked child of
destiny. Within fifty years the two
Americas will be one beneath thcSame flag
the stars and stripes. Union the great
plateau, lying between the Mississippi val
ley and the Rocky ranges, equitable in
temperature and cliEiate, healthful in ele
vation, broad and attractive, will be locat
ed the capital of the twin continents of the
western hemisphere. The center of that
plateau is Kansas, the center of Kansas is
Bli AINB AND CLE VELAND.
CARD FROM THE SECRETARY OF
To the Editor of the Eaglo.
As I am in receipt of letters from differ
ent portions of the state asking for inform
ation regarding the National and other live
stock insurance companies based upon the
supposition that I am connected in some
manner therewith, I take this method of
informing the public that I am not now
nor have I at any time had any connection
with such companies, and that no person is
authori7.ed to make such statements as
would lead to the belief that I am in any
manner connected with any live stock in
surance company. E. B. Allek,
Secretary of State.
JUST AS TRUE AS TRUTH.
:New York Sun: Senator Plumb of Kan
sas, spent a week in Kew York before the
opening of congress. Mr. Plumb Is not an
ideal senator in face or figure, but he car
ries a very shrewd head on his shoulders.
But, though 3Ir. Plumb suggests the agri
culturist, he knows how to run a bank,
herd cattle, take a flyer in stocks, form
mining companies, build mercantile pal
aces, run a newspaper, pick up type, and
boss Kansas politics, lie is said by steno
graphers to Lc the most rapid talker who
ever sal in the i-cnatc, and he alone of all
of them puts the great stenographic accom
plishment of Murphy, the oilicial reporter,
to its utmost test. Plumb hopes the race
will be between Cleveland and Elaine
The Harper Graphic, after commending
the Eagle's enterprise, takes our telegraph
editor sorely to task f.r the figures given
in the president's message showing the re
duction of the national debt. 2Tow our tel
egraph editor is not only a bright man, but
a learned and experienced man, a gentle
man who knows as well as anybody that
the figures were 100 times too large when
his attention was called to the mistake; but
the message came not only lapidty but was
put in type :is fast as fourteen men could
do it, and in the hurry he failed to note
the mistake, which wa3 made by the tele
graph operator. The message was read by
copy, but the copy being wrong the Eagle
was caught. We hope this will prove a
satisfactory answer to not only the Graphic
but to one or two other papers which inti
mated that we intentionally misrepresented
President Cleveland's words.
The action of the people of Gypsum
township in defeating the proposition to aid
the Gould system in putting in or construct
ing a line from Wichita dhcctly and in the
shortest route southeast to the pineiic3 and
coal lie'ds of Arkansas and the Indian Ter
ritory, is a surpiise. So plain and practi
cal was the proposition that the Eagle
deemed it unnecessary to say even a word
to so wide awake a people, a people w hose
prosperity is so clearly linked to that of
Wichita and a people v. ho know that
Wichita is not only called upon to assist
every lino, but had already cast its vote
practical!' unanimously for that line. The
man who would pretend to say that this
new proposed line of Mr. Gould's would
not be of the greatest possible benefit to
both Gypsum and Wichita directly, and to
the county very largely, ought to move be
youud the influence of railroads and cities
to where land commands from $1.25 to $3
per acre. There are hugs in this world,
plenty of them, wb delight to force bur
thens upon otheis that they may reap the
a tl vantage, but there are a mighty few of
that stiine in Wichita, and we hone that
there are not many in Gypsum. n think
ing the matter of the defeat over we can't
help concluding that tlieie has been some
mistake or misundorManding upon the part
of our neighbors. If so it was an exceed
ingly unfortunate one, it being defeated
by nine vote.
MUST BE OPENED.
From the Pratt Count Register.
A few days .spent in Wichita convinces
us more strongly than ever that Colonel
Murdock is right when he says "Wichita
is the pride of the prairies, the peerless
princess of the plains." In this wonderful,
growing, spreading city, new additions are
being laid out almost daily, palatial resi
dences are springing up, great commercial
buildings are in course of erection, colleges
are being founded, and a splendid era oi
prosperity is prevailing in every line of
trade. Let Wichita continue to wax
great. Its growth is the growth of the en
McPherson reaches down and takes the
linnri of Wichita as a sister citv in the
south. Between us there is no rivalry, as
Wichita readies south and southwest, our
territory lying in other directions. There
is room in Kansas and the southwest for
both McPherson and Wichita, and the two
will work together for the B. & M. from
the nortliT McPherson Freeman.
AND ALE CHAFF.
While Xew Yoik's Wall street was
wrestling with the symptoms of a panic
Kansas City's Wall street was booming
with a great boom. K. C. Times.
Ilere too. A Wichita bank at close of
business on Tuesday night had on deposit
one million, thirteen thousand, four hund
red and fifty-nine dollars and twenty ceuts.
If there should be found any gentleman of
capital of the metropolis of western Mis
souri who doubts the above asseition let him
put up from one to ten thousand dollars
and call for the proof.
Rumors are current, according to the
Paris jouials, at the Vatican, that the pope
lias addressed a letter to the emperor of
Austria, calling his majesty's attention to
the position of the Iloly See in Italy, and
to the alleged persecutions to which it is
exposed.from the Italian government. The
Roman Fantulla says that in this letter the
pope asks the emperor's intervention, say
ing that he will be compelled to quit
Rome should the present state of things
Marsh Murdock is correctly termed the
Mascot of Wichita. II is presence and
push and enthusiasm have brought to the
Queen of the Kansas Nile only good luck.
He is a priceless jewel to that fair city, to
part with which would be a dire calamity.
If such sweetened pabulum as the above
should icsult in the boys di'iioi.iinaiing us
old Mascot Murdock, the Kingman Leader
will be reported one editor short. t
The school population of the state of
Kansas amount.-) to nearly half a million.
There aie O.JlbC public school teachers and
(5,091 school houses. The salaiies to teach
ers are paid out of a school fund amount
ing to $$,-180,791.
To the Edltorof Eagle.
Not having seen anything from Andale
in the Eagle, I will take the liberty to
write up this young town.
Earper & Black, contractors and build
ers, have about completed Dr. Cornwall's
new stone building on the corner of First
and Main streets.
John Friend has completed his costly
residence oh Sevey street, which will be
occupied by Dr. Marshall.
Our merchants report trade booming and
are daily receiving large invoices of holiday
And ale's energetic livery stable men are
doing a rushing business.
B. C. Soule, our leading coal and grain
dealer, wears a broad smile over his in
Miss Mary Andover, Andale's popular
milliner, has discontinued business, they
saw to teach school, but Dame Rumor
says that she is about to become joint man
ager of a lumber yard at this place. Fur
ther particulars can be had by calling at
Oliver Bros.' lumber yard.
Bro. Sevey, of this place, assisted by
Rev. Mr. Dutcher, of Columbus, Kan.,
are conducting a series of protracted meet
ings at the Christian church, and are meet
ing with marked success,
llenry Morrison, agent for the Carey
Lumber company here, has taken a month's
vacation to visit "his mother, who resides in
Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Albert L. McAr
tliur, of Wichita, is holding down the of
fice in his absence.
Our genial and ever accommodating
station aizent, C. M. Jackman, wears a
smile of desperation and despair. Is it the
engine, Charley, or is it asadremembranoc
of the past?
Our "little burg" was treated to some
what of a romance the other day by the
sudden marriage of the beautiful and ac
complished daughter of our popular stock
man, G. W. May berry, to Mr. Usnn Ueck
witli, of this place.
The drug "emporium" of Corley &
Goodwin still continues in "the lead by
showing Andale's people all the novelties
in holiday goods, as well as drugs.
Not wishing to encroach on the good
will of the Eagle too much, I will remain
silent until the next time. "Pelig."
AGAIN TO THE FRONT
And will present to each person -vv-ho buys a suit or an
overcoat between now and December 2-5th, a great, fat,
S. GOLDSTBI3ST & CO.
422 E. DOUGLAS AVENUE.
2tf. B. In addition to the above handsome present
we have marked our Heavy Weight Clothing 25 per
cent under our usual low prices, as we are determined t o
carry over no heavy weights if jobbers prices will take
them off our hands. "
The total amount of taxes paid in the
state of Kansas on the assessment of 1SS3
for all purposes is S,SuO,024.So. Of this
amouut the lailroads pay about $1,080,000,
and yet Gpsitm defoated the bonds.
On December J3rd a convention will be
held at Lakiu. Finney county, to advocate
and to take stet,s looking to bounding the
western counties of the state as they were
JAMES M. HARVEY.
The following, taken from the Norfolk,
Va., Cornucopia, show what a former gov
ernor of Kansas and also a former United
States senator from this state is doing. It
Governor Harvey, of Lynnhavcn, gave
our office a pleasant call this morning, De
cember 1. lie brings in fourteen bushels
of his choice brand of Lynnhaven oysters,
for which he finds a ready market at $2.50
per bushel in this city. These oysters are
in great demand at the first-class restaurants
in JNew YorKann Wasliinglon, and espe
cially in demand in Washington during the
session of congress. The constitution
of the average congressman affiliates affec
tionately With the Lynnhaven oyster.
This is the tempting bait that caught Gov
ernor Harvey, while representing the state
of Kansas in congress a few years ago.
Then he took his Lynnhavens at the res
taurant at fifty cents the half dozen, on the
half shell. Now he strolls down to the
beautiful Lynnhaven coves on his farm, by
winding, romantic footpaths, amid the
waving aromatic pines and sweet scented
rosemary, down where the myrtle grows,
and the holly bushes gleam with their
beautiful green leaves and their fiery red
berries, and. whipping out his jack knife,
leisuiely and quietly pi oceeds to get out
side of a dozen such delicious oysters as are
fit to set before a king." They requiiu no
nlt. no pepper, no vinegar, no dre-sin no
stullin', no fixin'. They are to be taken
into the system E pluiibus et naturalibus
I i I II I I I i Pi ) I I
We have a very handsome stock of
Holiday Goods, articles useful and
ornamental, that will add very much
to the happiness and comfort of every
one that buys. Call and see
Larimer & Stinson,
132 Main Street.
Store will be open evenings until af
ter Christmas. Sensational low prices
p Holiday Trade
Violins, Accordians, G-uitars, Banjos, and allMnds of small Musical
129 MAIN" STREET.
The Washington Republican says that
Wyoming would prefer a good article of
gaslight to the sort of Kansas Moonlight
with which "reform" has fitted her out.
The time has come when the interests of
the grcj.t a est demand the opening of the
Indian territory. This demand is of two
cliarac tixs, each of equal importance, the
one in inteiest of the people who want
homes and the other the interest of the peo
pie who are already provided vx homes,
but u ho desire that the high v. ays of com
merce be opened up that they may pros
per, liotli of these demands are of national
importance, the one coming from the
honulos of every section and the other
coiuinj from a section upon whose pros
perity the entire, nation greatly depends,
Th United States congress, without icgard
to party, recognizing these demands, and
agreeing that the time had come for legis
lation and executive action, passed a law
directing the president to enter into negotia
tions with the Indians that an equitable un-1
derstanding might be had. 3Ir
being a man who was never so far
west even as the middle states, and not
understanding the necessity of oleiiir
the action of congress, followed out the
bent of his own inclination and teachings
an I li h so far refused to take any respon
sive step to cither the demands of civiliza
tion or of its !av,-uakmr power. Congress,
seeinjr that this difficulty could be over
come by granting rights of way for rail
roads thr nigh the Territory, the building
and ojwr.iting of which roads would not
only foiee a settlement of the country but
solve the claim- ef the Indian, offered at its
last sesiou, to grant such privileges to nine
different mil way corporations. The presi
dent intinutinjr that he would veto every
one ef them, the whole matter and all o"l
its interests, involving the welfare and
prosperity of millions of people to a huge
extent, to say not Inns: of eli-appointiug
hundreds of thousands deMiins: home,
lias been left unsettled ami undetermined.
As we said in the start the time is ripe ami
the Territory must be opened, Cleveland's
sentimentality, ignorance and prejudice
to the contrary notwithstanding.
Ex-Gov. Robinson has been appointed
superintendent of the Haskell Industrial
school for Indian children at Law lence.
vice Arthur Giabowski, resigned.
The total amount of county township
and city bonds so far voted in Kans.'is
amounts to $2."),2J)o,000.
Coil lias been diseoveied in Clay county.
Kansas is to have oilicial weather. A
bunau is o be established.
One of the capital papers says: Topeka
needs about one hundred new business
Garden City has determined that it will
become a modern city and have sewers and
The latest new Democrat weekly paper in
Kansas i the Scout, published at Gopher,
in St..Iohn county.
The annual meeting of the Shorthorn
Cattle Breeders of Kan-as have been in ses
sion at Topeka this week.
A meeting of old veterans is in progress
at Oswego today. A large number of ex
prisoneis were expected to attend.
Sealed proposals will be received up til!
Cleve-laud, ,,:uni:iry -i. lo'. for surplus convict labor
iu me ivansh s.-ne- pcuueniiarv .
Leavenworth has furnished "two govern
ors for the territories under this administra
tion. Ros., in New Mexico, and Moonlight
There are vet in the state of Kansas, ac
cording to the state board of agriculture,
nearly 2,000,000 aero .f -roverninent land!
! or enough to settle about 12.000 families
A Kansas radroad offers special tales,
erne and ouc third fare for the round trip,
to the State Teat hers' :i-0( iation in Tojje
ka on thr 26th and :0th of December.
The El Dorado Rep ibliran, iu speaVins:
of the work for the comimr legislature
says; -The liquor law siiould lhT made to
express the real inients and purpura of the
people of the state thai the drug store's are
to be ued to sell liquor for mechanical and
medical purposes only, and under no pos
sible contingency to become brevet saloons."
Rev. Dr. Robert Collyer, who came to
this country a workingman and who has
had a day-laborer's experience in America,
"I want to have it distinctly understood
at the beginning that I believe the condi
tion of the working Deople is better today
than it has oyer been before; ceitainly bet
ter than it was in the time when I stood
right in their ranks. And I feel that it is
better in this land than it is in any other.
There is not an honest, dilincnt, industrious
man or woman worker, young or old, who
has come to America, who does not look
upon himself as enjoying more opportuni
ties and living better here than in any one
of the old countries."
In Looking IPor
See our line of Seal caps from $1 to $20, fine flannei, jersey and
white and percale dress shirts. Plain and fancy night shirts m mus
lin, canton nannei ana nannei rrom toc to $ suk ana cashmere
mufflers, 300 different patterns, silk and linen handkerchiefs, wool
scarfs and wristlets, fine merino, silk and lisle hosiery. Endless
variety of neckwear, smoking caps and jackets, Russia leather col
lar and cuff boxes, kid gloves and mlts and everything for the com
plete dressing of men and boys. If en's boy's and children's clothing
department very complete, trices marked way down.
Temporary Quarters 216 Douglas Avenue.
W. O. Riddell & Co.
eai --estate:-: A raits
City Property and Farms For Sale.
Bent Collected and Taxes Paid. Business Promptly Attended to.
OFFICE Over Kansas Xnttonjil br.nfc. "H' f iTTirn l T""" i ""V"-
Street. K J ul A, Iv A .N .
1 Citv, Seward County
The Chicago Inter Ocean says: "A few
rears ago the 'croakers were saying 'the
United States will never be able to pay its
public debt,' and open lcpudiation'was
prophesied. The same class of statesmen
are now worried over 'the great surplus iu
the treasury.' Nothing could better illus
tiate t lie statc-manhip of the party that
engineered liie finances and produced" such
Col. Dill ilorriion, for ears the Demo
cratic leader of the house of representatives
and u ho was defeated for re election last
month, js a candidate for clerk of the
house in the next congress. Thus it is
that ofiice holding so demoralizes a man
and stunts his ambition that he is billing
to become a servant to those ith whom
he had long been a peer. Garden City
Some time ago Commissioner Spark
iued an order that in proving up entries
the witnesses should be subjected to cross
examination. He issued the order to take
ellcct at once. From twenty to thirty days
elapsed before copies reached the western
land offices. The effect was to undo all
the proof, of entrie tiled from the time of
the oiderV issue in Washington to the date
of its reception at the land oilices. At the
WaKicny office there were 300 entries
which had to be pioved over, and at the
Garden Ciu office a like number. In each
case, because of what was virtually a retro
active ouler, the settler had to produce his
witnesses and readvertise his proof. Each
settler was thus put to an additional and
unnecessary e.pejse of $20 to $r0. The
working of the order in the Kanis offices
wa only illustrative of its general opera
tion all ovtr the West.
The Gateway to
iimiel! fc Morehouse.
leal Estate and Exchange.
We take pleasure in showing ttie city and
our list of INSIDE and OUTSIDE property
to investors. Also
in the leading AMERICAN" and
OSOAB Z. SMITF,
H. A. OZANNB.
Wichita has a railroad
twi-ntv. and tht-v are said to lx ilu.r.in.rnK-
trained in the businev and conversant wiili
all railroad movements at least m far as
it i possible for men not actuallv belong
ing to the syndicates to be. TliVyare.nl-
n s on the alert anil never allow a rail
road that is of any account to pa them
hy. Medicine Lodge Creset.
Ft. Scott Monitor: We understand that a
bill is hi course of preparation to the legis
lature, repealing all of the present prohibi
tion law, am! enacting in the place thereof
what is known ai a state agency law. The
term of the bill will substantially provide
for a state agent. ho shall purchase at
holesale and keep in s;ore alcoholic li
quors, which he shall furnish to local
agents, to le appointed in the county, who
in turn shall sell to consumers for legetimate
purposes only, provides for the pa) ment of
salary to all agents, and tnat the "per cent,
of profit added by the central state agent
shall le only enough to pay the expenses
f the svstem We believe that the honest
committee of J drmr store is tired of the whiskr traffic.
So far, the state agency system commends
itself to us as being the mot efficient and
simplest system for thoroughly controllinc
the liquor traffic, and the Monitor will ad
vocate this plan before the legislature, Wc
believe it to be the nly plan That will se
cure the results intended by the prohibi
The Great Supply Point For No
Man's Land, and the Panhandle.
The exit from Kansas oi 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
He Neutral Shi or No Man's Lane
Having just been opened up for settlement offers superior Induce
ments to those seeking homes.
Good -Water. Wood and Coal
For price of lots and other information vrrite to
The Neutral City Town Company,
Neutral City, Kan.
Or A. E. Diekerman, Pres Peabody, Kan.
Ozanne & Co.
Estate and Loan Brokers
Special Attention Given to
Examination -:- of -:- Titles.
Particular Caro Given to
Investments for Eastern Parties.
Masonic Building, First St. bet. Main St. and P. O.
Wicliita, - Kans.
n, O. ALLXX, SoU77 rnJilIc
C. W. OBAIIAJI.
C K. JOVEX. Xofiry l'tfHfto
Allen, Graham & Jones,
BUY- AND SELL
Make Loans or. Farm and Chattel Security.
OFFICE 414 DOUGLAS AVENUE, BOOM 1.
Hill in lots of any wtoA. 2 1-5 la SO
wast oc wis aiav.
Choice bargains in business And inside residence Josa.
Special Bargains on College
acre tracts For Platting North. SJnth. 3a. tand
OS CAT.T, ON OB ADDRESS
THOMAS & CO.,
114 Main St. - WICHITA, KAN.
VTELE & SHEPAKD,
Large And Small
311 E. Douglas Ave. Rooms 1 and 3.