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gta SKEicIritit gaila SaflXe: guesdajj gloruittfl, jgeccmtrei: 21.. 1886.
M. M. HDKDOOK, Editor.
"tUESDAT'mORNIKG. DEC.- 2L18SG.
To the incredulous and well meanin
gcnllemen who have affected disparaging
judgments touching the possibility of
"Wichita ever getting away with Kansas
City or ever rivaling the wind wonder:
"What do you think, gentlemen, of Wichi
ta's showing last week in realty transac
tions, which footed up $733,7o3V Or of
the -week previous of $619,579? Over
one hundred thousand dollars per day on
an aveiagc of "Wichita real estate chang
ing hands, the greatest proportion of which
is ging into the hands of men who bring
their purchase money fiom the vaults
of eastern banks. One hundred
thousand dollars added daily to
almost to any town, not excepting Kansas
City or Minneapolis, wouid have the effect
of wakening things up. Don't you think
so? Kansas City may affect to despise
such a show ing but it has only been with
in a year or so pat that she ever equaled
it. If she did better last weeic ner papers
forgot to mention the little circumstance.
It is more money deposited in bank for
real estate transferred than any other five
cities in the state of Kansas can show for
the time mentioned. And it is but the be
ginning of what will happen with the open
ing of spring when three more new lines of
railroad will be pullmg in towards the
great jobbing center of the southwest.
CHANGING THE NAME.
The Chicago, Kansas & Western rail
road (Santa Fe system) which is building
to Chicago, and which has some twelve or
eighteen branches in this slate, is hereafter
to ba called the Chicago, Kansas & Cali
fomia railroad, and amended charters
are being filed in all the states thiough
which the ioad will run. When the Chi
cago line is built, the Santa To has a
through route from Chicago to the Pacific
All members of the legislature fiom the
counties of Atchhon. Leavenworth, Shaw
nee and Sedgwick, also committees from
the cities of the firat class are invited to
meft in the council rooms of the city of
Topeka on the 21st, to arrange a law gov
erning cities of the first ca.ts. All the
iiH"n)frs from Sedgwick county and a
committee consisting of P. V. ileal', Geo.
llarri-. and J. P. Allen, of the city council
of Wichita, will attend this important
meeting. Valley C-nter News.
Governor Martin stands by Kansas
books, and sa'S: "Xo other state of the
Union has had compiled such a record of
facts and events in its history a is com
prised in ""Wilder s Annals of Kansas."
The research, industry and. acuracy exhib
ited in this compilation of dates and facts
is murvclous. The book is invaluable to
every person inteicsted in the history, ma
terial, political or peisoual, of our state.
No library is complete without it. It is
worth a do.qn time-, its coit."
A Washington dispatch says; "A com
m'tlce of coloied men, calling themselves
'P iblkans, called on Senator IngalK
ch di man of the diMiict committee, to urge
Vi confirmation of Matthews, the colored
r coulur of deeds here. They threatened a
Ft i ,inijde of coL'icd otcj from the Kepub
limn ticket in the event of his i ejection,
v.iici Ingalh j c joined that any coloied
m in who voted the Demoeiatic ticket is an
i n rate. '
I Ln. Ilodolph lint field of Wichita, is
favorably mentioned by the prcsb of West
ern IvHiias as a candidate for speaker of
thi' net house of representative. Mr.
lL.'.dd r one of the prominent mem
Ivr of the la-vt house and was not only a
lei'hr in debate but proved himself a
n.iiy and thorough pailiaiimntariuii.
Iient soem lo hae foi gotten that JIansh
U a.i'hnriU on laiiroad matters. Wiufield
I'r.tbably the Wichita man may think he
i .u'thoritA in iaihay matters but hois
iot lit Dorado lfcpuhlR-atu.
Si-;?m! nur judgment until ilic ?icnk
cr iiH faUs cti the sine die adjournment
of tlv cominif legislature.
To the Hdltor of Uie Eagle:
Queen Victoria stems to have realized
the fact that her nobility needs reforming.
All the woild knov.s the morals of the
English aristocracy are bad. Many heath
ens, on whom millions of money and tears
have been expended, are lambs of inuo
ceiise compared to them.
And their corruption is not for the want
of education or religious instruction. The
established church has done her best for
them. Victoria, the head of that church,
is a model of irlue and domestic proprei
ly. A divorced woman can't gain admit
tance to her presence. She don't allow
newspaper accounts of the Campbell di
vorce case to come into her house. And
she is right about that, as it is a dirty affair.
So were the "Pall Mall exposures. .but
closing her eycr and shutting her doors
against scandals don't w ipe them -5ut of ex
istence. They are there, a blot against
public morals, how much soever she may
ignore them. The world sees them and
has its opinion about them.
Victoria should take cognizance of exist
ing evils and seek to correct them, even
though found among her kinsmen and
nobles, calls, dukes, lords, bishops and ach-
bishops, or her own sous.
The pope of Itome feels his responsibil
ity for the behavior of his people more
than that. His holy "bulls" are constantly
sent, even to Ireland and America, com
manding the poor Irish to "submit to the
noweis that be," and the Americans to
keep out of Knights of Labor organiza
tions and "Lc content with such thing-, as
yo have." His head is level about keeping
people under. lie knows his business
But Victoria has not been eoual to the
emergcnc3" of bringing up her boys and
other headstrong bos under her charge in
the way they should go. She has not given
enough attention to it. Her mind has
been too much absoiLed in what kind of
stockings her daughter should wear, and
how low m the neck her matrix
of honor's dresses should be; and how
much of their skirts should drag on the
floor. While f re' ting over these niutteis
and John Biown's sprains, her Wale family
hae slipped out from under her thumb.
I am sony for her, but I knew liow it
would turn out. Though astout built wo
man, her head is too light, lo be a head as
big as a chuich. I gue-s she knows it by
this time, unless her self conceit mcicasca,
as does her avoirdupois weight. It is pos
sible that she realizes her mistake, espec
ially w ith males. We judge so from the
lefonu recently inaugerated in hei own
family. Xo doubt she weeps in secict at
what might have- been, had she thought of
this reform sooner. It is in the matter ot
christening Beatrice's baby.
1 he little thing had to Do .sprinkled ac
coiding to the laws of England, and some
grown person had to piomiso that it wouid
foi sake the world and all its wickedness,
in order to have its sins wiped out, befoie
it had committed any.
As this same thing had been done for
Wales, and many of his uncles and cou-
ins without doing them any good "worth
a cent," Grand nine 13. took a new depait
uie for the salvation of this lat offshoot
of 103 ally, and sent to the river Jordan for
water to sprinkle in its Mule face forilhe
good of its soul. "
It is to be hoped that tin's will woik
well. And if it does let the good work go
on, other kids have souls to save as well as
Beatrices baby. As the head of the
church Victoria must piovide for their sal
vation, if it takes a hundred ships and a
line of camels fiom the sacred river to
Sue, canal, ali laden with Jouian watei.
The Aichbishop of Canteibiny should be
president of the water works, with the
motto, "Roll, Joidan, Roll!" and i;eer
resign, till every baby in Christendom has
had some Jordan water sprinkled over its
little peri cianium.
If that don't reform the world the laws
must be amend d.
"So mote it be." Betsy Tijatuoop.
SANTA TE FIGURES.
The advance sheets of the annual report
of the raihoad commissoners was issued to
day, and contains some very interesting
It shows that the total amount of paid up
stock and debts of the company is $104,
212.230.00 The Santa Fe has at present 1.8G3.14
miles of road, 891.7.1 of which are in the
state of Kansas. This company, however,
operates 2,244.82 miics of road, 1,110. 7S of
which are in this sUto.
Including wooden, iron and stone, the
Santa Fe has over forty-five miles of
bridges, and has expended $443,920,40 in
fencing its tracks. The company uses in
its traffic 339 locomotives, and ll,410 cars
The company employs five division and
assistant superintendents who receive an
average salary of S2G0.31 per month. Six
hundred and fifteen clerks are employed
at an average salarv of GG 25 per month.
Eleven master mechanics are employed at
a salary of .-5131 53 per month. One hun
dred and ninety four conductors receive an
averace monthly salary of 83.37, Two
hundred and forty-four engineers receive
an average salary of $3.81 per day.
Thiee hundred and fifty-four brake
men receive 1.74 per day. Flag
men, gate-keepers and watchmen, of
which the Santa Fe employs two hundred
and two. receive $2.11 per day. One hun
dred and thirty-nine station agents receive
an average of SjO.74 per month; 1,717 sec
tion men receive an average daily salary of
$'.33; 775 laborers receive an average daily
salary of 1.41 per day and otiier employes
numbering 2,lol are paid at the rate of
$2 20 per day.
The total earnings of the Santa Fo for
the vear ending June, 'SO, was S13,142,
603 41. Of the amount $9,194,783.14 was
for freight traffic, and ?3,219,G18.C0 for
passenger service. The remainder of the
receipts came from mail and ex'press mat
ter. The total expenses of operating the
road were $6,442,440 25; $1.6?0,d36.05 in
terest was paid during the 3 ear on bonds,
and the taxes for the year amounted to
300,400 -10, and the dividends for the
year were 53,530,746.
A AVONDEKrUL. TKAFOKJfATIOX
Having marked all our heavy weight
Suits and Overcoats
25 per cent under our original low prices in order not to
carry any over, in addition we-will give every one who
iDtiys-a suit or an overcoat a
Live Fat Turkey
For their Chrisl
For their Christmas dinner.
S. GOLDSTEIN & CO.
422 E. DOUGLAS AVENUE.'
The Eama. would like to hear from the
"VWi'ington owd hole, as this paper made a
pre iictiou as to what they would find at
tec 'uttn of a th nmud feet deep hole.
Tf nu have finished up, gentleman, give us
AN OPEN btT3R,
H 1 .''!ia Ko'.ly, Goddrd:
I vk Sir: I notice your Communication
to the- IjAGLE of the 13th int. on the sub
jivtof oleomargarine, in which every man
who has n animal to sell to the butcher is
epnlly interested with tlute'e who make
butt rand cheese, au 1 those so engaged
w ill h ve more or less of animals to sell to
but her. On the 19th inst. there met in bt.
1. ai- a convention of the St. Louis Stock
Ethages of the country at which ibis
oj. -:uu was. fully discussed and the follow
ing: oi'luiioBt pafcjsed:
" Rvlievinc that the passage of the act
t iiivc h-iuuargariae and bimeria? has -.
uix dated the value of cattle throughout the
couutiy from $8 u $0 per head, therefore
IkMjved. that we protest agniust the
re tit law taxing buttertue ami
c rorvirgarine ami hereby ak the
l" .Utii States senate and congress
tiimotixidtT and repeal said law. Ami
w i further resolve that wo approv of a
1 iv which will rtfijuire buttering and oh
n irtriue to be sold for what ihey are, on
tni ir merit, aad nothing vUc; but sot to
WHAT WE INTENDED TO SAY
I rom tlio Lt.a tmvonh 1 Imea.
The tiaveiiug aanta f-ent by The Times
to arioub points 111 western and southwest
ern Kansas repoii grant) mg piogrcss every
where. The pile-nominal intlux of seitleu
to mat vast icgiwii duimg Uie past ten
months bursts upon the compieheubion ot
the avei.ige American citi.eu with a be
vwldeimg suduciiness that seriously dii
tin Us his pieconcehed notion about the
boundless magnitude ol Uncle barn's do
mams. '1 lie time when our public land shall be
taken up by settleib, and we shall bo in
ain soil crowded lor cluow-: 00m has al
wav.s seemed so vuy distant as to be given
h.ucliy a thought. It seemed to be about
the same 1 elation to the piesent to most
minds, that the millennium or the distant
day ot judgment (toes.
still, it is an actual fact that the event
ful year now drawing to a close has wit
nessed within tne boiueis ot our own .state,
a wholesale taking up ot public land and
bona tide occupation of claims by actual
settler .such as never was seen betore in
any other country 01 in any otiier pari ot
the United btates; Mich, in fact, as would
not have been possible under conditions,
existing and with Mich lacilities as were
available a lew years ago. Had we the
actual tiguies to piesent they would faiily
boihce it to say that in southwestern
Kausa-i alone say that poition lying south
of the Aikausas nver to the southern
boundary line, and west fiom aline drawn
north and south about the center of the
slate to the Colorado line there has been
an uuinleirupied stream of lmmigiatiou
for months, it ha- been an advancing
column of men and hr.iius, energy and eu
teipiise: some with wealth, others with
oiih a little capital: but all imbued with
public spiiit, and altiacted by the wondei
ful advantages presented by the situation,
and all having taith in the futuie of the
section of their choice.
Tiacts that weie unbroken, untrodden
pi aities one cai ago aie dotted all over
now with piopeious little towns, each with
its ppstollice, stores, liotcN, school hou.-es,
ehurehe-s and all the other accessories oi
village lite, and about eight in every ten of
them aie pioud aspirants tor county seat,
honors and advantages.
Uegioiis thiough which twelve months
ago one might tiavel all da' without meet
ing a fellow man or seehur a m'itii of hu
man occupation are now cut in "every di
rection with good, well traveled highvvays;
and there is not toda' a point liom which
one could not see the smoke cuilmg from
the chimnevsof setilcrb' cabins at all points
of the compass, ith grazing herds and
cultivated Ileitis on ali sides. Anyvvheie
in that region a man can take up a claim
and put it in better shape in a single year
than used to be p. ssible m the mountains
and densely wooded districts of eastern and
southern states 111 half a life time
Th tradilinii.il perils and hardships hi
dden to frontier life arc hcie almost
wholly done away with. A man need not
hesitate abc ut taking wife and childicn
with him fur ho will 'have pioneer neighbor-,
upon every side, and villages within
Prospective lailroads are soon to penft
j late thi-, a-iritory in various directions.
The coming v ear promises to witue-s even
gi eater activity throughout this section, and
before next spting opens most of the de
sirable churns will have been tiled upon,
and the only chance to secure one will be
slS, FOR THE
MmmgM1 liUilUdV I
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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
A TT tA
Violins, Accordians, G-uitar?, Banjos, and allkinds of small Musical
ods. THOMAS SHAW,
129 MAIN" STREET.
In Looking For
See our line of Seal caps from $1 to $20, fine f lannei, jersey and
white and percale dress shirts. Plain and fancy night shirts m mus
lin, canton flannel and flannel from 75c to S4. Silk and cashmere
mufflers, 300 different patterns, silk and linen handkerchiefs, wool
scarfs and -wristlets, rme merino, siik and lisle hosiery, jundieas
variety of neckwear, smoking caps and jackets, Russia leather col
lar and cuff bos:e3, kid gloves and mits and everything for the com
plete dressing of men and hoys. Men's hoy's and children's clothing
department very complete. Prices marked way down.
W. O. Riddell & Co.
Real x Estate x A
City Property and Farms For Sale.
Rent Collected and Taxes Paid. Business Promptly Attended to.
OFFICC-Over Kansas National bank.
Temporary Quarters 216 Douglas Avenue.
n n b j a h
Bnnnell & Morehouse,
We take pleasure in showing the city and
our list of INSIDE and OUTSIDE property
to investors. Also
In the leading AMERICAN and FOREIGN
The Gateway to
IT STICKS i Tni:m CKAVi'.
same, i,nd thr nun of thi , '",' V V , e
ealiwi i. ioHtruc-tol lo send a Viw' h? ivr,D:r tht" V
;.fil.,x. 1..iL.h.- .. -.,. . v Vvl t-m a ai hi
st Tfpne-ntative ia mt;is.
ili solved. THkl it is the sense of Uri s
c . -u;Kn that ibe licence tax for the j1c
t i Uniarfanoe is unjust ami offensive
. a bliouM be remoNed.
1'verv one knon -. the rv low
Kansas i the ccnintl Hate of the Union.
The state lies in Uie immediate ialh of the
modern and gieat national liijhas of
Mcel. Kansas is the Interoccimic State
pie eminuit, of America, considered with
refeieuce eitherto the Atlantic and Pacific
seas or the lakes of the north and the gnlt
on the south. Ilei position i commanding,
strngetie. Born in blood, cradled in a
struggle, she became the marked child of
destiny. Within fifty ears the two
Ameiicas will be one ber.eaih the same flag
the stars and .Miipes. Upon the ureal
plateau, lying between the Mh-sksippi Val
ley and the Kotky ranges, equitable in
temperature and climate, healthful in ele
vation, bioad and attractive, will lc locat
ed the csipital if the twin contiuents of the
western hemisphere. The center of that
plateau is Kansas, the center of Kansas is
The Coronado Star thus .soliloquizes on
Kauxis: "When God nndLrumk to make
the world he thought he had a prt-ltr big
job on his hands. He slapped South" Car
olina ami Uie southern stales together in a risrure, bu: represents the actual trance
jin"3'. Tbe New England and middle turn Thf late ownrr has sevi-nd timt-s iu
btateH Ho spnt a little more time on and by timated ihst he would part with .Toe for a
the time he reached the Missouri river be sUfhVieni consideration, and gowl jitdces of
found that He had Hill tive days to devote , h..rsonsh from j;ber Ahw-, oetiwd in
to Kansas. Tht- comiMi)eut parts of east- cliucd to bin. But 3Ii . Shupc and Willis
ern Kansas is ver sixni, the soii of middle knew the ;llue of the animal to much to
Kansas i excellent, but when yoi tobic to i lei him co anav. ad invested with a vfen
southwestern Kansas tou .stii'ke a sH the J to pront He h's made a iwoni nf 2 SOg 4.
Creator lalorcl fmir days and uiglit iu lint tvitl be withdrawn from the turf and
which to make pcrfec?. ad you can bank j kept for bruedin-r purposes. Good judges
our last dollr u . '.-v-- : i god. j know, however, that even at the price paid
, . 7 7--"' I ft r bun he w!l br5g a prfil of probnblr
There is a slight i-auee in all lines of , .30 wr cnt and upwards iwr ear. Pes
manufactured prodjc.s. heu comoared i bom Gaette.
witn price of a rear ago. 1 his fact is put!
to Use by the wagn maker a well as rail I
vJay the "foul fiend" catch the Abilene
fellow who wrote to the Kansas (Jitv Times
that Abilene wa larger than Salma, say
the Salma Herald. Why not do a little
claiming out self? Fdiow- the example of
Jim Blaine aud Wichita and claim everv-
thing K. C Times.
if Si I I I I
OSCAR Z. SMITH,
2. A. OZAKHE.
The exit from Kansas of
1 he famous trotting stallion. Joe Younar.
has Iven sd by C E Uh brook to (J W.
bhupe and Willis Wothrook for the rohud
sum of :10.00O This i5 no fictitious
at Supply Point Fez No!
Man's Land and. -the Panhandle. I
the extension of the
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
mith, Ozanne& Co.
AblractoR, Real Estate and Loan Brokers
Special Attention Glvon to
Examination -:- of -:- Titles.
Particular Care Given to
Investments for Eastern
Masonic Building, First St. bet. Main St. and
Tie intra! Strio or No Mao's Land
n. D. AIXHS. Xotarr IoMle
C. W. OKAltAlt.
C K. JOlllta KW)r IlM
BTTY AH D SELL
Malo Loans on Fmm and Chattel Security.
OFFICE 4T4 DOUGLAS AVENUE, BOOM 1.
Ea.ving just been opened up for settlement offers superior induce
ments to those seeking homes.
iei Wood and Coal
; Specte-i Ssrgains oa CoOeg HHI In lote erf ar Biz, W
acre imcts for Ptautng North. Smtb. m&zz&a voc ot vim Ofty
Cnoloe bargains la buaneas and lnsiilo residence !ous.
u. me same, uan n.r srsur of thii ,, V ",'"-. " . "- 4 3
j h; iimwn!i 1- lartrui-Usl u srodn ; . -"".., .- ,-.vr -j' . ji j
each suuanr'rL. II - ".', !".," '"""S '
imiic uctici, w. "n 111.1t iimr sfewwpen t j
tnuii;:nviUMuiv in uiosc who mr:sin 1110
raw uintermK for foJ aiwl clothe, "rhent
For price of lots and other informatiOEi -write o
The Neutral City Town Company,
jxeutral City. Kazi.
v.a down to .10 vnis at Kaoaa Citr am!
to Go v Obichacn in 1J?85 Stock, o
n little better than u was ttn. ami
MVpraCC 1 Iiac r1ir.if.M? If vtnr iUI ?vmt- tlirt
quiuin oiiiic omw r mac. me Jisiii ot that W)ie witli a loud nrcte v,.te ou !l
pit kh "-u 1- inn .r B.in.an i.yi. t ms taritl tiukcriue. thin? would
u u r v ih ukmiiws imi onuaJKi tor 1 to IxK-ia a-ain all around
(, iiimarrsnm' I otivunitr t ?t lu.
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mi st ol lle Vile Kimi SOU as ltllll r rina ot.u -r ,i. i t i, i..i 1. . K,... ,-. .- "" P"t" nirr " o Kifyi fns-iatwj
begin, cd 1 u nn o?o no i
-Cnpital. iJJ. .WV-. tpJU.KJKf,
was .abundantly proven at tbe time of the
pa'aase of tlio ImII through congress,
ilanj tkar.ks to Senator Iniralls.
J. U. ilisrurr.
that citr anl that lb" diri for tbe tdt! of
road has lvn to mo e. Wichita doen't
lKwrnaiall. it jui Iwoms. in fact, it i T "R XfOT?!?!
fairly tlis. Kinslcj Morcnry. j EL''caU kiitJVc
lb" txE. Jiart rtjuAl t ut iiJ-r Wlw fa ocot. j
tV-A.K.VT 1TO TKD .3 ;
toe tfc Sale t
S'&x. SI, Wbi:u.i j
S Wonder of the Age. 0r A- E- Diekerman, Pres:t,. Peabody, Kan.
vyxi j n 1 1 1 1 vjlh vii. iiji'ivi.uo
THOMAS " & CO.,
VIELE & SHEPARD,
" Law& Ajfo
114 Main St.
311 E. Douglas Ave. Rooms 1 and 3.