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M. M. MURDOCK, Editor.
V lUlUTA.TUUItSlAY,SEL'r. C, 1877.
(Jell for Ecpabliew County Cotwcntioa.
Tl Connty Contention will be held at Eagle
Hal), in Wleliiln, Saturday, October Ctli, 1S77, at
lo'docfc p. Jn., ami the primaries at llic usual
TOtlajjilacri in the respective precincts on Satur
diy, 3tpttinber29th, 1S7.
Thefeon siUfdbythe Central Committee nre
from 2 to I in the country, nnd ftom 2 to C In the
THMM-wlio do not desire the success or the men
ana ttsurts of the Republican party, arc re
queued, nettoieitlclpate in the primary elec
tions ofth party.
ate County Convention will nominate candi
dates fur the following oc-s:
Register of Deeds.
Coia:nUsionrr far the 1st, 2d and 3d Districts.
The (.-aunty Convention will also pjolnt a new
Coaiity Central Committee for the ensuing year.
Tfcc township will be represented by delegates
At lie 2
KecM , 3
Wlehita, Is' ward...
" 2d ward...
" 3d wa'il...
51. W. LEVY, Chairman
H. B. Lawekxck, Secretary.
To tio Voters of Sheraaa Township.
Tbs HepubHean primaries will be held on the
prtnlsaMfA. Beckwith Esq, on Saturday, Sept.
20th, 1877, bWon the hours of i and 0 o'clock
ll. W. I.i:VY, Chairman.
ru lawklxce. sec
Secitar Ing&Us' Grtat Speech at tae Uaveiliug
cf Joist Brown's Statue.
No filler person could havo beeu
chosen to coir.poEc and deliver an ora
tion of such historical moment and
heroic sentiment than our brilliant
Senator. The puritanical rigidity, the
inspired heroism, the stern faith ol
old John Brown, his martyrdom, his
personal in a great revolution, and the
Btayc upon which he made his debut,
all combined to bring out the elo
quence of tho most a;6thctical and im
prossive orator in the West Senator
John J. Ingalls. It not only abounded
in poesy, wit and sarcasm, but em
braced a clear deliuiation of a civili
zation that not only triumphed in tho
contest precipitated by the humble
old Johu Brown but which leads all
other systems of government. Xo
man appreciates more keenly the part
played by Kansas and John Brown in
in the Etruggle for higher liberty, or
tho Still living sentiment of Kansas
people thau our senior sonator. The
Ghieagc Inter-Ocean says that the
Epeoch deserves more than a passing
notice, and that it will give an exhaus
tive article upon it. Tho Olobc-Dcmo-crat
says it was splendid, and in every
way wormy oi me occasion, -ncxi
week the Eagle will give the oration
The Great War.
The daily correspondence from the
scat of the Kastcrn Avar contains noth
ing but the most gloomy accounts.
Itfurdor, rapine and vandalism are
permitted upon the hangers on and
allies Of both sides, while bloody bat
tles of no decisive results occur every
few days. The Rttssiaus have lost
nearly all of the vantage ground gain
ed south of tho Danube, and their
army is suffering terribly from the
efTcctfi of a soutucrn climate. Tho
Czar himself is sick iu heart and body
and It is said would liko to quit. The
surrounding powers are making no
moves except England who is indulg
ing in a hoap of cheap talk. One
would think from reading English
papers that England was the bottom
and top of tho wholo stauggle.
G07. Anthony Honored.
At the meeting of the Governors of
the 8tato8 at Philadelphia tho olhcr
day, Kansas was honored by tho selec
tion of her Governor to make tho re
sponse upon the part of the assembled
distinguished guests. He did well as
he always does.
Theirs, the French Statatosnan, Deed.
The dispatches of yesterday morn
ing, dated London -1th, announce that
ex-president Theirs died the day be
fore, very suddenly at St. Germain.
Gone too Far.
General Garfield, in his speech at
Athens, Ohio, declared that while he
sympathixod with the President in his
efforts to secure Civil Service Reform,
he had no hesitation iu saying that the
President had gone too far. But ho
thought ho could safely promise tho
Administration in behalf of tho parly
"laithful criticism and patient cour
age." A very destructive fire occurcd in
Now York City, on Monday. The
firo started in a plain factory, which
was crowded with workmen from the
first to the fourth floor. At least one
hundred persons arc supposed to have
lost their lives and three hundred and
fifty familios rendered homeless. No
oslimatos of loses arc published but it
must have been ouo of the most de
structive fires that has occurcd in that
city for years.
Piros also occurred on Monday iu
Sau Eraucisco, Cincinnati, and Paris,
Texas, all destructive. The latter
town was almost totally destroyed.
The latest crop reports from Great
Britain promise anything but a favor
able prospect for the farmers. In
every part of tho country the season
is exceptionally laic. In sonic place,
notably in the north of Scotlaud, the
delay is from three weeks to a mouth.
Tho changeable and unpropitious na
tnro of the weather has been so mark
ed that a parallel can not be found
without going back to 1S3G. Jn sev
eral places there are indications of dis
ease in turnips and potatoes. While
no real want is anticipated, tho re
turns will certanly be below the aver
age of former years .
The nomination of Gon. Grant for
the residency in 1880, by the Republi
can k, is prououhced by the Buffalo
Commercial Advertiser to bo 'the
the -wisest, the most expedient, and
the most hopeful thing that the party
The estate of Brigham Young is
said to be about $G,000,000 in value.
His fifty widows if "they come into
their thirds," will have about $300,000
each. Enough to marry them all off
The Russian journals declare that
Russia lias now no fears of interven
tion, and that hor people will now de
vote themselves to tho settlement of
tho great questions involved in the
The telegraph announces the death
of ltaphael Sorames, at Clear Toint,
Ala. Semnies was born in Maryland
iu 1809. He entered the United States
navy as a midshipman iu 182G, became
Lieutenant in 1837, anil Commander in
1855. At the litxc the Southern Stales
seceded he was secretary of the Light
house Board at Washington, lie re
signed and entered the Confederate
service. His earliest exploit was
running tho blockade at tho mouth of
the Misis-sippi, and tho capture of sev
eral merchant vessels iu the Gulf. In
August 18C2, ho took command of the
Alabama, a name that he was to tnafco
The Stato Auditor is in receipt of
tho returns of all kinds of indebted
ness from sixty-sir of the seventy or
ganized counties of (ho state. The
following arc the figures: Total of
county bonds and outstanding war
rants, S6,9j2,23G.39 ; city bonds and
warrants, $-2,502,722.90; town, bonds,
otc, S1,27C,076.35 ; school dist. bonds,
$1,8G9,G23.19. Toal municipal indebt
edness of the state, $12,595,757.79.
Tho Auditor thinks that when the
returns from tho other counties are
recoived, the total footings, including
the indebtedness of the state, will
reach quite fifteen millions of dollars.
The New York Tribune advises Mr.
Tililcn to come homo and quit his par
ty in that slate. The old squabble be
tween the Canal King faotion and tho
present Administration has broken
out fiercely on the question of the rc
uominalion of the Stale officials. As
usual tho Canal faction is making
most ot ;hc noise, and dealing largely
iu threats. It a very entertaining
fight as it opens, and no right-minded
Itcimblican will try to quiet it. It all
springs from an overpowering zeal to
secure reform and get a share of the
Capt. James 1. Eada is sighing for
other worlds to conquor. lie oilers
to bridge the Bosphorus, a scheme of
engineering that he estimates would
require six years of time of $25,000,000
of money. The bridge would be six
thousand feet long (over a mile), one
hundred feet wide, ouo hundred and
twenty- feet above tho surface of tho
water, and present a scries of fifteen
bold arches. Tho greatest feet of en
gineering will be the central arch, 750
feet span, over one-eighth of a mile,
and tho largest plan ever contemp
lated. The funeral of BcuDe Bar took place
in St. Louis on the afternoon of Au
gust 80th. The services were per
formed at Masonic Hall under the di
rection of tho lodge of which Mr. De
Bar was a member, assisted by Dr.
McAuley of the Methodist church,
and were very impressive. The largo
hall was crowded by people of all
classes, among them many old and
prominent citizens, who assembled to
pay the last tribute of respect to one
of the best known men of St. Louis.
The Uuivcrsity iitKnoxvilIc,Tcnncs
sce, lately dismissed so many of its
faculty as were of northern birth. Tho
Trustees of the University of Atlanta
Georgia, for colored youth, have do
clarcd that northern teachers alienate
their pupils from the State and its in
stitutions, and while they would not
lose the teachers, they desiro regula
tions which will prevent this conduct.
The University of Columbia, iu South
Carolina, has dismissed its northern
teachers because they were carpet
baggers. Some other schools have
pursued the same course.
The Xcw York Herald correspon
dent with tho Russians in Asia re
ports from the last battle that the
Turks used explosive bullets, as he
saw three cut out of wounded Rus
sian soldiers, which had failed to ex
plode. They were so charged as to
blow a man to pieces. But a people
that murders defenseless girls and
children cannot be expected to make
war according to the usages of civil
Saratoga fashions : The characteris
tic of dress this season is not richness,
but exquisite taste. Some of tho pret
tiest robes arc comparatively inexpen
sive. Tiic present stylo admits the
simplest materials. All rarities of
muslin arc profuse ; black silk rsges
second in mode. Hats arc universally
discarded; ladies citht'Ovalk simply
with parasols, or with veils twisted
gracefully around the head and bust.
Gen. Joseph It. Ilawley hits the "In
dependent Journalist" the following
telling blow : "The way to get the
right man into oflico is to always sup
port the other man the ableet men
arc never eminent; the way to help a
good cause is to bo perfectly indepen
dent of it the only way to be perfect
ly upright is to stand on your head
the way to get a victory is to sit on
the fence and stone both sides."
The New York Herald says that
should Senator Morton bo taken away
now, President Hayes will lose tho
most important champion of his ad
ministration iu the Senate. This
would bo a great public misfortune at
a time when the wise policy of the
President Bland iu so much need of
able and strenuous defenders. Tho
loss of so clear-headed and courageous
a bupporlcr as Senator Morton would
bo a public calamity."
Condensed beer is the latest discov
ery in the drinking line. The process
has boon patented in England. Tho
beer is evaporated in a vacuum until
a largo part of tho water and alcohol
is distilled away. Beer, it is said, may
thus be reduced to ono-eigth its orig
Hon. S. S. Burdclto, formerly U.S.
Commissioner of tho General Land
Office, who disappeared suddenly two
years ago, turned up iu Sedalia one
day last week. His mind is clouded,
and ho could not tell anything about
The Chicago Inter-Ocean says that
inspired by tho reports of the Western
crops, an cmiucnt banker of New
York and one of the most sagacious
observers and best informed finan
ciers of the country, predicts that
within two years tho United States
will be over-flowing with wealth and
The Tyranny of Labor.
Tho tyranny of labor is illustrated
by the action of tho miners in tho
Pittston district yesterday. A largo
number of men voted to go to work,
but the majority decided they should
not, and so the strike continues.
Thousaud of families aro starving,
and tho prospect is a dreary ono. If
the workingnicn are sensible, they
will.pay no attention to tho mischie'f
makers, who seem to have moro con
trol over them thau thev ought to
hare. N. T. Herald.
l"or the Kagi.k.
Sedgwick City Items.
Tho picnic held last Thurs Jay proved
a grand success. Mr. Vincent, thrco
miles down the Little Arkansas has
one of the finest parks of elms to bo
ffbatitl in this State: some of them
shading no less than a quarter of an
acre each, and standing iu such prox
imity as to make a broad oxpaneo of
hado. Under these stately elms tho
largo crowd from different parts of
Harvey and Sodgwick counties gath
ered to have a good time. Eight
schools were gathered, most of which
were represented on the ample plat
form, cither in bong or addresses.
Mrs. Balburn, Uovs. Kane. Kamscv.
Ilcuningcr, of this vicinity, and Ilov.
Mr. McQuiston,of West Wicliita,made
addresses. Tho singing was mostly
by the several schools, and reflect cred
it on the preparations made. Mr.
Blinn, Superintendent of the Pleasant
Valley Sunday School, presided in a
very able manner. Much credit is due
Mr. D. E. Wellman for his indefatiga
ble efforts to make this meeting of the
people a succsss. Every precaution
had been taken to make it pleasant
nnd also profitable. Banners, swings,
tho Sedgwick brass band, the very
beautiful weather, and many things
else, all conspired to make us happy.
Mr. Wellman, alias Commodore, sold
a horse this morning to Mr. Schcrincr
dorfer, a Meunonite, resident a dozen
mile westward, which said horse
with his newly found mate gave his
now master a lively runaway, without
however doing any great damage.
The drowning of Bertie Vetter, no
ticed in your issno of the 16th, cast a
deep gloom over our whole town, ami
especially over Mr. Veltcr's family.
An only boy of ten years, cheerful,
hopeful and proiniing,his merry voice
everywhere heard in whistling and
song, can but be a painful loss to us
A Mr. Bullock and his wife are en
gaged to take chargo of the school
here. lie conies well recommended.
Moses Bcechcr is pushing his new
dwelling rapidly to completion; so al
so Mr. Shcphard, two miles further
cast an the county line.
C. A. Lamity.
Sedgwick City, August 18, 1877.
For the Eagle.
Mil. Editoii : Perhaps a few items
from this vicinity, occasionally, may
be of interest. Sunny Dale is the
name of our post office, and also of the
school house, District 29, Grant town
ship, Sedgwick county. This is the
name also of a United Presbyterian
church, lately organized iu this vicin
ity. The congregation iutctid soon to
build a church edifice capable of seat
ing 250 persons. Regular service is
held every Sabbath at Sunny Dale
The lot where the church is to bo
erected is situated a few rods east ol
Mr. Win. McCrackcn's colobratcd fruit
farm. This should be considered a
desirable location where there is evan
gelical preaching every Sabbath and
plenty of peaches.
An evangelical church in any com
munity is a valuable institution, be
cause of tho good it brings and the
evils it abates. It increases the value
of real estate; makes life and property
safer because it makes good society
good and peaceable citizons. Wher
ever Christianity exhibits its sublime
precepts and doctrines ami asserts its
power in the hearts of men, there is
good society, rcliablo citizens. It
would be profitable to men of the
world, merely in an earthly point ot
view, to liberally support the gospel.
Even if there wcro no future state, no
rewards and punishments beyond this
life, tho best thing we can no for so
ciety, for the state, tho nation, the
world, is to maintain evangelical re
ligion, well ordered churches and Sab
bath' schools. This, with tho divine
blessing, would mako tho "wilderness
blossom as the rose," and this would
bring the divine blessing, for it is
promised. It would remove or dimin
ish almost all the evils with which so
ciety is now cursed. Its influence
would bo felt in every departmont of
the nation. We would better and
happier every way. "We would have
better statesmen, better neighbors,
fathers and mothers, brothers and sis
ters. "Blessed is the nation whose
God is the Lord."
Mr. McCrackcn has a large crop of
peaches this season for so young an
orchard. The crop i3 ripening and
customers arc daily supplied at tho
Some of the farmers have com
menced sowing wheat, and by appear
ances thcro will bo a largo crop put in
this fall. We say sow largely and fear
not. Fear him who sends the bounti
ful harvest and the blight and mildew,
then wo havo nothing else to fear.
No excitement iu politics, all busy
seeding, plowing and threshing, but
we know on which side to voto.
A Neat but Substantial Ooaplaint
Sedgwick County Teacher.
Editor Eagle: As you arc tho
County Oracle, to whom lonely old
maids aud spunky bachelors appeal to
havo their wrongs redressed, I see no
reason why I may not appeal to you
on behalf of tho 6chool teachers of this
county, trustiug their grievances may
be explained away through the col
umns of "our paper."
We understand that teachers can
uot bo inspected and obtain certifi
cates to tcacli unless they apply on the
regular advertised days, and aro re
quired to pay tho sum of ono dollar
for the document on that day even.
Further, that no certificates will bo
dated back, and no examinations
passed, on any condition, at other
Suppose, now, a teacher is detained
by sickness as even a teacher is somo
times sick what will be ;tho conse
quences? Must tho school term bo
postponed, or another teacher employ
ed aud the unfortunate one left out of
Again, tho county is large, and
teachers living twenty or more miles
distant must go to Wichita for cer
tificates. If ono of the fearful storms
that sometimes visit these open prai
ries, should come on the regular, ex
amination day, very many teachers
must inevitably be absent. How can
this be remedied or avoided ?
The other point that troubles us is
the dollar. I hold that 1 know what
aro my qualifications for teaching, aud
I do not propose to pay others to find
out. It is hard enough to go before
an august Board, in the presenco of
thirty or forty other teachers, and tell
them all you know, without paying
w" lul luu i'iiwiujju. ji. certain
teacher of my acquaintance, who was
somewhat of a stranger to the pecu
liar rules and regulations here as
some must be in this new country
whero there are fresh arrivals every
day attended tho lato examination.
"Forwarncd i8 forearmed," but not
having been forewarned the party was
not forearmed with the "needful," and
tho conscquoncc is, has no document
certifying that the bearer is qualifiod
to teach any of the public schools of
tho county. It is not thus in other
states and counties. Why should it
be here ? If some one will explain this
very seeming incongruity, I am sure
others, besido myself, will be gratified.
Yours, very truly, Dewey.
Garden Plain, Sept. 3rd.
A. B. Cornell, of Now York, is chair
man of the Republican stato central
committee of that state, and also is a
custom house officer. Ho don't rc
sigu cither position, but last week
presided over a meeting of the com
mittee, whereupon tho cabinet held
an inquest over him, Without com
ing to & decision and adjournment was
had, but it is probable that a verdict
will he rendered at the next cabinet
Hayes and his wholo cabinet ar
comparatively poor men, and each has
worked his way up from a beginning
obscured in poverty. All but ono
worked as farm laborers iu early man
hood. Erighaa's Parting Wink.
The New York 'Jribune says of
Brigham Young: "He died just as any
man who was not an apostile.and a
prophet might have died ; just as any
poor and weak impositor, who had
never made millions by lying, might
have died. Rich and great as ho was
he was only an impositor, too, who
founded a religion to do his stealing
with, and who, when the books of the
world are posted, will bo set down
under the ignominious head of ob
taining money under false pretenses.
Even his dupes will find out some day
that their prophet was nothing but a
cunning, clever, old rascal, and no
prophet at all, and they will wonder
how ho could have left them without
60 much as a parting wiuk, to show
that he had enjoyed the joke."
Hutchinson Interior: An election
was held in the city last Thursday.
The question at issue was whether or
not the city of Hutchiuson should is
sue bonds to the amount of $8,000 for
tho purpose of straightcuiug the chau-
ncl of Cow creek through tno city
limits and throwing up a levee to pro
tect tho busiuess part of the city from
overflows, also $1,000 funding bonds.
The first proposition was carried by a
mrjority of 61, the voto standing 103
for, to 39 against. For the funding
bonds, 72; against, GO. Total vote
Kansas Beats tho World.
New York icraW: "Of all the grain
grown states, both old and young, the
most remarkable of all is Kansa3. She
springs to tho front in her avcrago
yield por acre of the cereal crops, while
her nutritious pasturage affords an in
exhaustible supply of feed for stock.
Four hundred miles long by two hun
dred wide, there is scarcely ono of her
more than fifty-two millions of acres
that is not adapted in one form or an
other for agribultural purposes."
The funeral of ex-Governor Shan
non was largely attended at Lawrence
on Sunday. A delegation of leading
lawyers went over from Leavenworth
aud a special train wac run from
Topeka. It is said to have been the
largest funeral cortege over witnessed
in the State.
A member of the British relief com-
milteo writes from Madras, India,
that the daily mortality from starva
tion is about one person in three hun
dred. On tho streets of Madras moth
ers offer their children for sale, and
many infants are found deserted along
the roads. Cases of cannibalism be
gin to be rcpoitcd. Tho British gov
ernment it doing much to relieve the
suffering, but the famine is so wide
spread that human aid cannot pre
vent its continuance.
Adolph Mover was arrested at La
dorc, Neosho county, about three
weeks ago, on a charge of committing
a rape on his own daughter, aged 17.
The tcstimoncy of tho girl was to the
effect that the father on 'tho first of
August, being under the influence Of
liquor, had beaten her mother and
driven her from the house, and" in the
night between 9 o'clock and midnight
entered her room, tied her hands, and
carried her to his room, where he
committed the horriblcr aud unnatural
crime. Tho girl's tcstimouy was cor
roborated in many particulars. He
was committed to jail to await his
trial and is confined at Fort Scott.
Salina Herald, Sept. 1: Grasshop
pers have been flying over for the last
two weeks, but quite a few have lit iu
this section, but not in sufficient quan
tity to do any damage. The aro crops
so far advanced, that, even if they
shonld conclude to give us a call, thoy
could do no particular harm.
Senator Ingalls' Oration.
Senator Ingalls ranks with tho best
orators iu tho West, and his elegant,
polished and masterly memorial ad
dress at Osawatomie yesterday was
alike worthy of himself and the occa
sion. Tlie memorial win uouoiioss oo
placed in permanent form, perpetuat
ing on tho printed page tho charactor
and deeds of one whose memory is
more sacredly cherished than that of
any other freedom soldier in Kansas
for, as the orator said, John Brown
"trod tho scaffold with the step of a
conqueror, and the man whom Vir
ginia executed ns a felon, Kansas to
day cannonizes as a martyr." K. C.
Journal of Commerce.
Fallacy and Theory.
Consider how long it is taking to
correct the fallacy of tho free trade
thcoricsts, the discussion of which
has been in lively progress for a cen
tury or so. Topeka Commonwealth.
Yes, the "fallacy" that every man
should be allowed to freely exchange
the products of his industry with
those of every other man which is
free trade is along timo in being cor
rected, and it will be a much longer
timo beforo it will be done with. By
the war. who is the "theorist," the
man who maintains the natural aud
equitable condition of things, or he
who has a theory that government
should interfere and tell the people
what kind of industries they should
cngago m ? Lawrence Journal.
Ex-Senator Cameron, of Pennsylva
nia, savs the reporter who represented
him as" saying that the Itcpiiblicans
would lose Ohio and Pennsylvania, is
a scoundrel. He never intimated such
a thing. lie differs with the adminis
tration and believes in the old way of
doing things, but he thinks all Repub
licans should work (or the success of
the party. Ho docs not expect the
l)h.,l.t!rtAftin 4a lftfSV Al 111 ntt fill s
njenublicans to lose eitlicr Onio or
lLupuuilcu.ja iu lusu unuui vmv ui i
His Lifa and
DeathA Short Biographical
From the Lawrence Journal.
The brief annonuccmont of tho death
of lion. Wilson Shannon iu Friday
morning's Journal was read with "a
thrill of sorrow. While it was not
wholly unexpected by his most inti
mate friends, tno public know but lit
tle of serious illness until within a few
days of his death. For the last year
Goy. Shannon had been iu ill health
but until about five weeks ago was
not considered in any immediate dan
ger. Sines that timo, however, ho
steadily declined, aud two days before
his death tlu? diseaso with which he
was suffering, chronic ulceration of
the bowels, took a decided turn against
his recovery, aud he died about twelve
o'clock Thursday night, aged soventy
livc years, seven months nnd six days.
lion. Wilson Shannon was born iu
Belmont county, Ohio, on tho 21th of
February, 1802, "and his bovhood days
were spent at home assisting liia moth
er in earning a livelihood. At the age
of sixteen he entered Athens college,
where ho remained ono year, and then
was sent to Transylvania University,
where he remained two years. Ho
then settled in St. Clairsville, where
ho began the study of law. In 1832,
he was nominated for Congress by the
democratic party but ho was defeated
by a low votes. ' In 1833 ho was nomi
nated for prosecuting attorney, and
was elected by a large majority, and
was again elected to the amo" office
the following vear.
In 1S33 he was nominated by the
democratic party of Ohio for governor
nnd was elected by a good majority,
but was defeated for tho samo oiiice at
a Mibscquent cloction. In 1842 ho re
ceived tho nomination for tho third
tune, and was clcctad governor of
Ohio the second timo. In 1811 he was
appointed minister to Mexico, and in
1855 was a member of congress from
Ohio. In 1855 he was made governor
of the territory of Kansas (the second
territorial governor). Siticc that time
he has resided in this state, moving to
this city in 18G0, and has been in con
stant practice of his profession up to
tho very hour of his last illness.
He leaves a wife, one son and three
daughters to mourn his loss Mr. Os
buru Shannon, a resident of this citv,
who was at tho bedside of his father;
Mrs. Sherman, wifo of Gen. T. W.
Sherman, residing at Newport, R. I.;
Mrs. Kceler, at present in New York
city, and Mrs. Walsh, of St. Louis,
who arrived iu this city Friday. The
eutiro community aro in deep sympa
thy with the bereaved family.
Particalars of tho Disaster on tho Chicago,
Rock Island & Faci&o Railroad.
Des Moines, August 20. Dotaiis
of a roilroad accident on tho Chicago,
Rock Island tfc Pacific railroad, at the
east branch of Four-Mile creek, seven
miles from this city, aro beginning to
The number of killed is estimated all
the way from ton to fifty. All the
train but the sleeper went down into
tho stream. The engine is completely
out of sight, and Barnuni's show car
attached went do-vn among the rest,
and it is said all of the cloven occu
pants but one were killed.
A special to the Slate Iteyistcr from
tho wreck say that there aro sixteen
killed so far known. Twelve bodies
are out on tho banks, a3 follows : Bully
Rakstran, cgineor; J. K. Bolt and
daughter, Boone, Iowa; Win. Cum
niings, news boy; Mrs. Emma Bab
cock, school teacher, Rock Island, Illi
nois ; seven of Barnum's men, as fol
lows ; F. B. Baker, J. II- Breeze, A.
Mock, G. Rockwell, C. Thompson and
Four dead bodies arc still seen in tho
wreck but cannot bo got out at pres
ent. Mrs. J. K. Bolt, whose husband and
daughtor arc among the killed, is bad
ly injured. Mr. Bolt was a prominent
citizen and resides at Altoona, Iowa.
Tho accident was occasioned by the
washing out of the bride and occurred
at four o'clock this morning. The
Register has the following names of
the wounded :
W. Y. Humes, Des Moines, slightlv
in the head; T.J. Patricks, conductor,
dangerously; Mrs. D. A. Stebbins,
Panther Creek, Iowa, bruised consid
erably; S. S. Furgusou, Andalusia, Il
linois, slightly; J. L. Graham and
wife, Des Moines, both slightly, L.D.
Spencer, Lathrop, Iowa ; injured across
the breast and in both legs ; Charles
drowning, St. Louis, severely bruised,
burned aud knee cut; Dr. Campbell,
wife aud daughter, Tiskilwa countv,
Illinois, all slightly bruised; M. Har
rington, wasmngton, lowa, slightly ;
Dennis Shannon, Iowa City, legs and
breast severely injured ; Mrs. Mary
Hair, Nor walk, Iowa, in back and head;
Mrs. C. Follctt, Moline, Illinois, quito
severely: Ben. Truck, the fireman had
a marvelous C5cape.
1:55 p. m. Ouo more body is report
ed that of an old man, with the name
of J. S. Ferguson iu his hat. Iu a car
not yet uncovered, several more bodies
could bo seen. The car on top of this
is now being lifted off with ropes and
The bodies so far recovered are now
boing loaded on cars, to be sent to Des
Moines. It is thought that several
have floated down stream. The water
iu tho channel was Jovcr twenty feet
The wounded survivors aro all at
Altoona, and no names can be had at
A body Inst taken from the wreck,
3:30 p. m., was that of Mrs. Crow, the
wifo of workman in a pork-house in
East Dc3 Moines. Her head was
caught and mashed between two cars.
Des Moines, August 30. All the
wounded by the acidcut, who wcro
brought, arc doing well, and tho phy
sicians arc confident none of them will
die. The dead wore brought hero last
evening, washed, dressed and put in
neat collius. Several were forwarded
this evening to their friends. The
work of clearing the wreck where it
was driven into the mud, is going on
to-day. Two bodies arc known to bo
in it. It is feared there may bo three
or four passengers in it, as that num
ber aro still missing. Tho body sup
posed last night to bo of Jeffrey A.
Prico, of Cincinnati, was to-day iden
tified as A. V. Thomas, of Wisconsin.
One of tho dead given as of tho name
of Borsou, of Cincinnati, is Branon.
Superintendent Kimball is still here
hssisting in caring for tho dead and
General Grant in Scotland.
EDiNUUHGir, Aug. 31. The free
dom of the city of Edinburgh was pre
sented to ex-President Graut to-day
by Lord Provost Sir James Falshaw,
in the Free Assembly Hall. Two
thousaud persons were present. In
reply to the Lord Provost's speech,
General Grant said: "I am so filled
with emotion 1 scarcely know how to
thank you for the honor conferred up
on me "by making me a burgess of this
great r.ity of Edinburgh. I feel that is
a great compliment to mo aud my
country. Had I proper eloqueuce I
might dwell somewhat upon tho his
tory of the great men you have pro
duced; tho numerous citizens of this
city and Scotland that have gone to
America, and tho record they have
made. We are proud of these men as
citizens of our country, and they find
it- profitablo to themselves. I again
thank you for the honor you have con
ferred upon mo."
Three cheers were given for tho
A Fine Production.
r Senator Ingalls' oration at Osawato
mie was very lengthy, making Eomc
six or eight columns of small typo. It
was a fine production, elevated, pol
ished, and scholarly in style, brilliant
in thought and in a high and noblo
There are few men iu public life at
tho present timo who can surpass or
even equal Senator Ingalls in the pro
duction of au oration. His rhetoric
is something almost marvelous, and
as a speaker he has many of the higher
graces of lofty aud noble speech.
DISTRICT COURT DOCKET.
Sedowick Cocsty, Fall Tesh, 1877.
The follewlug Is a Hst of cases set for trial
at the next term of tho District Court com
mencing September 101b :
liOO Stato vs n J JlcMurry
1C20 State ts L F Staley -1G:0
State vs J F Scarle
1G37 State vs E E Ires
1C5S State vs Mulford Iligdsy
1651 State v. J O Kincaid
1755 State s Alonze Robinson
Monday September 10, 1S77.
070 Chits Giflbrd vs Todd & Iloyal
1012 James II Dazner vs II II Kichardj
101S Edward Cencklyn ts Patrick JIcBrido
1270 W 15 Mead v R L West et al
1220 W S Du ISoU vs 1' II Ma6ey
130."i Sbroyer & Co vs J A Miller & Ca
1310 Jacob F Samlers vs Harris & Co et al
037 W M Polk vs W I: Tucker
1343 Martin & Smith, admlitrators of tlic es
tate ot Ilti-o Kulloch v Tho Wichita
L'uildin and Loan Association.
1110 John 11 Sandcrts et al ts D E Staudcford
U37 .N'oab. llartlc vs M ZInimerly ct al
1115 Murdock llros vs 1 II Massay
Tuesday, September 11, 1S77.
1110 David E Standlfortl vs J A Vin-,tcad et al
1155 Georjjo 15 IJobbias va E Concklyn
1310 Tho Peoples Hank ot Belleville. Illinois,
vs W C Fraker
1171 Jonah S Fay vs D X AVilUamj
HS0 Thomas & Wheeler vs U 11 Cullum, Kc
1493 Elijah Toomey vs Nicholas Shear
1503 II K Cullum, Heeeiver.vs J UFrxkoretal
1501 11 B Cullum, Kecclver, vs V C Fraker
1500 Xickolas Shear vs Elijah Toomey
15U Johu W Cook vs L. F Buttle, ct al
151-1 Iaslcy, Shire & Co vs S A Cunningham
1525 Coles Barnej vs Cleopatra 11 GriCith
1537 II B Cullum, Ileceiver, vi A WcitUkc
1511 Cunningham .t Shrader vs Gholsoii G
1515 Cunningham AShrader vs Rusell .t Fur
ious 1510 Annie U Jones vs D A McCanless et al
Wendesday, September 12, 1877.
1519 Ilcury Douglas vs Oslo A Eug'Uh et al
1558 Miranda 5 Fieke vs Xcli Marlinon
1582 Jacob Pittenger vs G II Smith ct al
1501 Chas Deane vs M Zlmmerly ct al
1587 Jas Davidiou vs II W B!.ick
15CT II Lewis vs E L Whscler et al
1572 Emil Werner vs Win Frcylinjter
157G Washington Mason vs Wra Miller ct al
1577 W II smith ct al vs lteuben Hague
1579 Talbot, Melton &, Co vs G II Smith ct al
15S1J Chas E Deanc vs ll A English et al
15S2 Tho Wichita Savings Bank vs L G
Scheetz ct ai
15S2 Mary J Trum v D A Mitchell
15SG II .Nugent vs W V Ko'ie et al.
15SSJ A J Owens vs Meigs & Healey
15$9 Montgomery Sherwood vs Wm Matthew
ton et al
Thursday, September 13, 1877.
1500 J W Adams & Co vs W A Thomas & Co
1591 U 15 Cullum, Itecciver, vs Itebecca J
Morse ct al
li531 Thos Brew et a! T M Lane et al
1G05J Anna .North vs Z Stafford et al
1G13 F Fossctt vs Chas B Jones
1015 II B Cullum, Ileceiver, vs J C O Morso
1018 George P Hcury vs J S Fay
3G19 John IColb vs James II Forbes
1G31 Cyrus Webb vs Board of County Com
missioners 1295 Washington Mason W B Williams ct al
IGiS Murphy & Iteilly vs E II Nugent
1G35 Jacob Cogdell vs D A McCanless
11S5 W J Brown v Jas It Stone ct al
1191 John L Itoakey vs L E Vanco
1531 Willard Pierce vs Geo T Hall & Co
1C07 II W Gillett & Co vs Koycc is Dice
Friday, September 14, 1S77.
1G03 Christopher Cole vs Thos L Cole
1G10 Hugh Glasgow vs Jacovia, whose chris
tian name is unknown
1C23 Jane Cogg.hcli vs Dougherty & Wood
1G33 Thoniai N'ickerson vs W Vf Turner
1G10 Sweet, Dempster .t Co vs 31 M Alexan
der at al
IG12 Sweet, Dempster & Co vs J B Boberts
1G1G John C McMulIcn vs Margaret J Fuller
love ct al
19 John M Martin vs II W Dunning
1GCG T 31 Laue vs 11 W Dunning
1070 Abbie I. Weston vs U V.- Duncinj
1G79 II W Lewis vs Leo V Sage et al
1G82 Chas E Deane vs Abram Smith ct ai
1CS1 Frank Bros vs E S Craddock
1C85 Brintnal, Lamb & Co vs Siilichtor & Rus
sell 1GSG Schocnbergcr & Co vs Shlichter t Itus-
1GS7 Tho 3Iissouri Valley Life Insurance Com
pany vs N A English et al
Saturoiy, Soptomber 15, 1S77.
1CS3 LuaU Shlichter vs W Dllufscll
1GS9 The Missouri Valley Ltfo Insurance Com
pany vs .n a ungiisu et ai
1090 P W Triunnner vs O C Daisy
1G92 C C Arnold vs D It Uovey ct al
1691 E P Thompson vs John Ilouso et al
1C97 Thos Craddock vs II W Dunning
1700 Hannah English vs Geo W Taylor et
1701 Anna C Barney vs John W Barney
1702 Excelsior Stove Works vs Shlichter
1701 George Itussell vs II W Dunning
1705 John A Windsor vs W A Shuman ct al
1700 Smith & White vs Board of County Com
missioners 1707 John Bchrsns vs Fred Hie
1711 Chas Eckardt vs Gavina Eckardt
1713 Adams fc French Harvester Company vs
J B Minturn
1711 Adams Jfc French Harvester Company vs
h 31 Pratt
Monday, September 17, 1877.
1715 Wisconsin Lumber Company vs Peter
CogshalI ct al
171G The Chicago Lumber Company vs Ba-
chcl E Maddux et al
1717 A II Andrews & Co vs Sehool District
1722 M U Flora vs U W Blk et al
1723 J W Wiugard vs Luah Shlichter etsl
1724 J W Lyons vs "W W Dill
1725 AVheelertt Wilson Jlanutactunng Com
pany vs Mary J Mitchell
1720 Chas E Deane vs W D Kussell et al
1711 J C O Morse s II B Cullum, Ileceiver
1713 31 ll Clark vs S G Creswdl ct al
1710 N' II Heath vs It A Hibbard ct al
1717 M Zimmcriy vs C W Fisk
1713 II W Lewis vs P W Trinnner
1719 Cyius Webb ts D S Morgan & Co
1750 Chicago Lumber Company vs
1751 Jacob Oschyer vs 11 Jacks & Co
1752 31111s. Johnson & Co vs J H Dagner
1753 J F Ilcese vs Sam"l HoucU
Tho Heit Sec&ts.
The political complexion of the next
Senate, which meets in special session
Oct. 15, is as follows, so far as tho poli
tics of tho senators i3 at present de
fined : There may be some doubt about
some of the members. ScnatorDavis,
for instance, ol Illinois, in this list, is
nut down as an Independent, although
ho has been placed upon tho commit
tees as a ltepnblican. Tho total num
ber of Republicans is 39; Domocrats,
33; Independents, one. Thoro are
three vacancies one from South Car
olina, caused by the retirement of Son
ator Kobertson, and two from Louisi
ana, one being the vacancy caused by
the retirement of Senator West and
the other being known as tho Pinch
back vacancy, which has existed for
four or five years past. Tho appli
cants for the South Carolina vacancy
are David T. Corbin, Republican, aud
21. C. Butler, Democrat. Tho appli
cants for tho two Louisiana vacancies
are William I'itt Kellosrg, Republican,
and J. 15. Eustis and James Lewis,
Democrats. It is expected that tho
vacancies will be filled by Domocrats.
In that event the Democrats would
have thirty-six members in the Senate.
Should Senator Morton not survive,
as is gravely feared here now, his suc
cessor unon the annoiutment of the
appointment of the governor, would,
of course, be a Democrat. This would
leave the Republicans with tho scanty
majority of two in the senate, with
Davis as an Independent, and incase
of tho Republican senators from the
states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida,
Mississippi or South Carolina, tho va
caucics so croated would bo filled by
Democrats, who would thus havo tho
working control of the senate The
way tho roster now stands there cer-
tamly is a very lair cnancc, in any
event, for a Democratic majoritory
after March 3, 1870. Boston Journal,
Thai Fcading Suit.
Two weeks ago we copied an article
from the AVichitaEAOLK, which stated
in effect that Sedgwick county had or
dered suit against Hasvey for a por
tion of somo fundiug bonds she had
neglected to pay over to Sedgwick.
Very few understood the truo import
of tho item, and it now turns out that
tho Eagle in its eagerness for an item
or else to have little Harvey prosecut
ed, rather got ahead of itself, as there
has been no such suit ordered. The
sum and substanco of the matter is
In 1871 by or through somo sort of
legislation, tho floating indebtedness
ot Sedgwick county, of which a por
tion of Harvey was then a part, was
funded. Tho amount of the funded
debt was $10,000, and from some cause
or other, this debt appears to have
been overlooked by the ofBceas of this
once paternal county, until recently,
when it was discovered. Tho commis
sioners of Sedgwick county then or
dered their county clerk to assess a
tax to pay the interest on tho same for
this and the intervening year3 and the
proportional share assigned to Harvey
is two and seven-tenths mills on the
dollar of the thus taxablo property in
thi3 county, and amounts to about$"J50.
County Clerk Ruukor received the no
tice only a few davs ajro from tho clerk
of Sodgwick coutily, and this tax will
be placed upon tho rolls of this county
unless otherwise ordered by the com
missioners. A'cwton Kansan.
Will somo oi.o please inform a puz
zled peplo why a Commission is be
ing sent to tho British Dominions to
bring back Sitting Bull and his band
of murdering thieves? It puzzles tho
average American citizen to under
stand this business. S. B. has chosen
to take refuge in Canada. That is
good. We don't want him back. No
body is weeping because ot his ab
sence. Nobody will weep if ho never
come3 back. If the Canadians want
to drive him away, let tham do it, and
let the United State soldiers bo sta
tioned on tho border to meet him and
welcomo him and his cut-throats with
brccch-loading rifles to hospitable
This is what ought to bo done with
Sitting Bull and his associate murder
ers. But to send a Commission to
ask him to come back, and givo him
presents, uobody understands it. It
puzzles tho couutry worse than tho
Southern Policy, or'Civil Service Re
form, or any other question. What
do wc want with Sitting Bull ? Why
not let him stay where he is? Hasn't
ho done enough mischief in this couu
try already ? Let the Canadians keep
him.aud welcome. If tney drive him
hack, have a rope ready to hang tho
red-hauded, savago miscreant. Atchi
Judgo West has some sound notions
of finance, at auy rate. In a recent
speech ho said :
" Suppose the government arbitrar
ily fixed two bushel measures, one at
thirty quarts and the other at thirty
two, a ten-ounce and a sixtceu-ounce
pound, leaving both iu use at once,
called by the samo name, what would
result but a carnival of litigation and
a, fattening of lawyers ? Laughter.
Is the evil auy less if the government
makes thrco kinds of dollars and
makes creditors take at the will of tho
debtor? It is still worse if nobody
knows what a dollar is to be. The
debt falls due. If their plan is adopted
who can tell whether he will get a
hundred-cent dollar in gold, a ninety-tive-ceut
dollar iu paper, or a nincty-two-ccnt
dollar in silver? Surely, all
honest men must want all kinds of
dollars to be of tho same value, and
that cau onlv bo when interchange
able." Financial Statement of Kingman County.
I'reparcdf.-om the Ilecords July lat 1377.
"Kingnun County haa not one dollar of Bond
Amount of County Warrants issued as shown
by stubs in Warrant Book. $23,707,71.
Amount of County Warrants issued forwhich
their ts authority oa reco.il . 323,207,71.
Amount of County Warrants cancelled or
shown by record and stubs 312,73,03.
Amount of County WarranU uncancelled $10
J71.0S. Oflhe latteramount, $3,000 has been jilaced in
the shape of a Judgment o jalnst Kingman County
by a doubtful process of law.
Of the balance remaining, 4G,328,0O may be
considered iozStful, and Sl,0t3,00 may be consid
ered good .
There 'a still due from Kingman County for
Officers ealaric3 one ycaja salary to County
Trcasii.-er for year ending June 30th 1577, One
qua tcr salary to County Clerk for quarter end
ing June SOth 1677, and o port on of Commission
ers fees for one year.
There are $10,000 of Kingman Township Bonds
known to have been issued for bridge purposes,
but no record o( same as they are geuncrally un
derstood to be inlitigaiion a. tno present time,
though no filed or recorded notice of such litiga
tion can bcfsnnd in the County Clerks oflico."
I hereby certify the above to be a true and cor
rect statement of the finance 5f Kingman County
a3 shown by the iccords. Witness my hand and
seal this 1st day of July, A. D. 1377.
II. S. BUSH, County Clerk.
Notice of Attachment
Morgan Vint, Plaintiff,
Abraham Keishner, Defendant
Xoticc is hereby given that on the 0th day of
Jaauu y, 1S7i, U. A. Mitchell, a justice or tue
Iieace of Wichita city, Sedgwick county, state of
Cansas, issued an 'eider of attachment in the
above named causa for the sum of S2S5.S0, and
that said cau so will be heard October ith, 1377,at
9 o'clock a.m.
By S'U33 ft Ilatton, his Attorneys. 23-3
Notice is hereby given that a petition ivIU be
1 Tsentcd to the board of county commi-isionera
of the couiuy of dedgwtckand state of Kansas,
at their r;ular session in Oc.ober, next ensuing
asLing for an approbation of SOX) to aid in
building a b.idge ac -oss the North N'innescah, on
tho .Medicine trail between sections 23 and S3,
town 27, range 4 west, the estimated cost ot earn
bridge is one thousand dollars.
23-4 .Many Signers.
Notice to Contractors.
Sealed bids will be eccived by the Board of
Sedgwick County Agricultural society at i:agin
Hall, Saturday, September Sth at 3 o'clock, to
erect a buitu ng on tno i'uir fJ ounds. 1'lans and
Spccilicatioas may be had at the oaice of Millls
& Stem. 23-11 W. I'. STEM, Secy.
To the Hon. Board of Ccuniy Commissioners of
KeugwicK launty, Jvansas; uenticmen.
We the undersigued residents of said county
In theTicinity of the bridge petioned for, respect
fully ask your honorable body to appropriate out
of the county fund the amonut of two hundred
dollars for the purpose of elding In buddinga
bridge acioss CoWKUn between -sections ten and
fifteen, town 23, range 1 west. Estimated cost of
aid bridge, three hundred and fifty dollars.
.1. B. York, II . Woourew.
S.S.Bowman, C. Barney,
X. llintei" Jcrume T urloy,
Johu 1. York, oeo. A. I'yon,
C. A. Gates, Ilcn.-y Judah.
C C. Wickham, James Mcnefec,
J.I'.ltoyal, J. X. 1'orry. 23-
Farmers' & Merchants'
Tio. SO lUaiu St.,
Wichita, - Kansas.
Ainoa j. Hotick, IV. S. Corbctt, Tbos.
II. Lynch, Ceo. C. MronfT,
II. W. L,civls.
Officers II. IV. I.cvrl, Ircildcnt,
Geo. C. Strong, Cashier.
Oraanizetl under tha General Laws
DOES General Banking business Buys and
Sells Eastern anil Foreign exchange, loans
money; pays interest on time deposits and mates
collections on all accessible points. 3-tf
First Arkansas Valley Bank,
WM. C. WOODMAN & SON.,
Do a General
LOANS, DISCOUNTS, DEPOSITS, COLLEC
TIONS AND EXCHANGE,
On the Kansas oSlce of the Kansas, Missouri and
lllinoiii Loan Agency, and are ever prepared to
negotiate, on demand,
ONE TO FIVE YEAR LOANS,
In any amount desired, on approved real estate
security in the connMartof Sedswick, SulWSer,
Cowley, Itntlcr snd Harvey, ami ar now loan
ing at reduced rates of commission.
Have 500 FAKMS In the countUs of Sedgwick,
Sumner, Butler and Cowley, in all varieties of
soil, timber, water end stages of improvement.
FOR SALE AT LOW FBICE3,
and terms either of ca3h or credit, to suit the
purchaser. Also, Suburban "ami City Property
in great and desirable variety and fine location.
Apply to W. C. WOODMAN ft SON,
13 35 Main et., Wichita.
WICHITA SAVINGS BANK!
President, - -Vice
- A. A. HYDE,
Organized under the Law of the State.
Do General Banking, Collecting
and Brokerage Business.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
SAMUEL LEVY, JULIUS LEVY,
A. A. HlUii,
J. M. STEELE,
Sol. II. KOILN,
M. W. LEVY,
Eistoni and Foreign Exchange Eonghi and Sold.
NEW YORK STORE!
We Aim to Keip Things Hovlnc.
M. KOHN & CO
Wholesale fcnd Rata
DEALERS IN DRY GOODS
Clotliinft Hats, Cain,
SOOTS, SHOES, CJ.BPXT3, ETC.
CoTt. OF 1I.VIN AND DOUQLAS AVE.,
"Wagon and Elacksmith Shop.
THE OLD RELIABLE
M. R. MOSER. Proprietor.
Wagons, Carriages and Sulkys built on ehor
notice and Work gu&rontead.
-Special attention paid to
Repairing Plows, Harrows and all kind of
Atjrlcultural Imploments, Shoeing, &C.
Remember the Flacs
Sign of the Big Wheel, llalu Sttset, Sottih o
DOuslas Avenue, Wictalts. J7-tf -
Dletrict Court, 13th Judicial District. Sedrwick
J. B. Roberts and ?"
i-aura I!bert. J
, J'J'T'ttue of an order or sale issued out of the
District Court or the 13th Judicial District, eit
, ?r ,.aa. ,rrSedswIckconnty, Kansas, whre
iu il. II. Alexander Is plaintiff and J. E. Kobsrts
and Laura Roberts, defendants, I will, ou
Sattirdjy, tie SU day Srpttnbtr, A. a. 1S77.
between the hours2aad o'clock p. m., at tho
courthouse door, beins at the front or ISuilding
known as Kagle Block, on Douglas avenue, in
the city of Wichita, Kansas, offcrrorsale at pub
lic auction to the highest bidder for cash in hand,
all the rlcht, title and interest of the defendants
J. IS. Roberts and Laura Roberts, in and to the
following described real Property, situated lu
the county of Sedgwick, state of Kansai, to wit;
The dwcllinsr house and lot No. one hundred
and seven (1U7) on .Market street Iu the city of
Wichita, ana the business house and lot No. flity
Ave on Mam street in the city of Wichita, all be
ing In the county of Sedgwick and State of Kan
sas. Said real property Is levied upon as the proper -ty
or defendants, J. 1J. Roberts and Laura Itob
erts, and wltl be sold tosatlsfv said orderofbale.
fcheriff's otace, Wichita, Kansas, bedsvu'ic
county, Kansas, Augusts, A. I). i.
II. W. DUNNING,
aheriJT of Swlgwick County, Kunsuj.
Slnas. Stanley illattou, l'laintiff's Attorney.
IE. 2?. BEAL,
OEce at J. F. Reese's brick stable on Douijbs
Avenne, Wichita, Kansas.
Calls promptly attended at til noura or the d.iy
or night by telegraph or letter.
Veterinary medicines corefnlly coEipenmled,
and for sale, skillful treatment of cattle and
Hos as well as horses. 3-tf
"Wagon and Carriaga Shop.
I wish to inform my iriends and the pubiio
generally that 1 consider myself permanently
located in WiehiU, and am prepared to do all
kinds of Wuxon and Carriage work in the best
style, s'hop iu connection wuh Tike & Gracger's
blacksmith Shop, on Water Street.
43- A. AVET.
In tho L'robato Court ot Sedgwick County, Stuto
la the matter ofUn stat of Join W llaslett.
lo Arnandtt llaslett, J . It. llaslett, lloilic lUa-
lett, Jlagjie l'ost, A. P. llaalctt and Ataa
Von and each of von are hereby notified that on
thu I4th day of August, A. I). 1S77, the under
signed. Administrator of the estate of John r.
llaslett, deceased, tiled In the Probate Court of
the County of Sedgwick and State of Knnsas, a
petition forthe sale of the real estate bituated in
the County of Sedgwick and state of Kansas, to
wit. Lots No. C3 and 05, on Kmporia avenue, in
the City of Wichita, in N. A. English's addiuon
to std city, as shown by the rccordo I plat there
of, as tho property of John W. llaslett, to pay
the debts of the said John W. llaslett, decease 1;
that the application upon said petition wilt Jo
heard on the 2'6t day or August, A. D. l3o. oy
the said Probate Court, at his office in said l:ty
of Wichita, State of Kansas, where and when j iu
may appear anu ueienu aguinsi ouiu application.
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IJ. S. LAND OFFICE, 1
Wichita, Kans., Aug. 21, 1S77 t
Complaint having been entered al this odc by
Christopher Fox against James Carter forabia
donins hN Homestead entry No. G3rH, dated Dec.
0th, liiro upon the South West li Section 8, Town
ship 2S South, Range i West, in Reno County,
Kansas, with a view to the cancellation of end
entry ; the said parties arc hereby summoned to
appear at thU Ofice on the 23th day of Septem
ber, 1177, at3 o'clock, A. 31.. to respond and
furnish testimony concerning said alleged aban
donment. 22-1 n- L. TAYLOR, Register.
The Southern Kansas Institute,
REV. II. WINSLOW ABROTT, A. II , Pul
cipil. itltS. II. W. ABUOTT, the famous Vocalist,
Teacher of Music.
This Select School for miles and females will
open on the first Monday of September, 1-77.
The scholastic year will be di'idwl into thite
terra of thirteen weeks each.
Tuition in the Literary Department $15 per
term. Xuitiou in the Musical Department, 317
per term. Primary pupils not solleiStd. tor
farther particulars inqmre of
III. W1NSLOW ABBOTT,
No estra charge for Greek, Latin, French r
R. L. West & R. L. West, it V
minor helror Louisa vvaai, I
District Court, TturteeWh Judicial District,
Sedgwick County, Kan.
By virtnuofanorder of ! i--n.cioat.or t!ia
District Court of the 13th Judical iiijir.et. s t
tingin and for Sedgwick eooaty , Kama ., wht re
in J. R. Askew is plaintiff, audit. L. Wtei al
defendants, I will,
On Saturday, the li:h ieg cf SrfUmier, A. n. 1;77.
between the hours of 2 and-t p. m. , at tSe t-mrt
House door, heln in front of the bntldlag knu a ii
as Eagle Block, ou Douglas avenue, in the city of
Wichita, Kansas, offer For sale atpaMieaocncu,
to th o highest bidder for cash in hand, all it a
right, title and interest of the defendants. It. L
West and R. L. West jr., minor heir or Lou-t
West deceased.in and ta the following descrn.-1
real property , situated in the county of ScU
wick, State or Kansas, to wit:
Tho northwestquarter oflhe norttuast quarter
and the southeast quarter of the northwest quai -ter
and northeast qnarter of the southwest quar
tcrorscctionXo. thirty-three (55). in townsmp
No. twenty-nine f."J) , riage No. two (2) west.
Said real propert is levied upon as ih pn.p
crtr of defendant K. L. West, and It. L. We-r,
Jr., minor heir of Lontsa West, dcoased, and
will be sold lo satisfy said order of sale.
Sheriff's office. W ichiu, Sedgwick County,
Kansas, August 13, A. D. 1S77.
II. W. DUNNING,
Sheriff Sedgwick County, Kansas.
Slssi, Stsnley & Hitton, Plalntli"' Att.
Eridtjo tho Slouah.
Notice Is hereby given that a petition will "ic
presented t the board of county commissioners
of Sedgwick county, Kansas, at their regular
meeting in October asking for an appropriation
of two hundred dollars, forthe purpose ofbndg
ing the big Slough, west of the city of Wiclu.a,
the estimated cost of which is WOO, between
nee, 22 and 23 and 27 and 2ti, Township 27, 1 wt .t
1'. McDonald. J. ft". Keith.
Wm, II. King. ft". II. Dremtin.
S. Y. Chapman. A. Ilogeboon.
3. h. Papo. 21-3
tj. S. LAND OFFICE, f
Wichita, Kans, Aug 20th 1877. i
Complaint having beta entered at this OiL
by James II. Anderson against Charles T. DI.T .u
for abandtng his Entry, No. 525, date! July .'-.
1371, upon the south west ii, Sections, Town
ship2.'. South, Eangel East, in Sodgwick County.
Kansas, with view to the cancellation oPSaid
entry the said parties are hereby summoned to
appear at this Olllce on the 2iih day of Sept. , W7
at 9 o'clock A. N., to respond and furnish te--:i-mony
concerning said alleged Failure to comity
wilh the Timber Culture Act
22-1 II- L. TAYLOR, Register.
U. S. LAND OFFICE .
Wichita, Kansas, August, 17, IS77. j
Complaint having been entered at this otBce by
Joseph II. iturson against William II. Bishop,
forabandoningbiswsage filing No. 7780, ilai.-d
April 15, lb73upon the northwest quarter section
23, town 23 sonth, range two west in fdcwirk
county, Kansas, with a view to the cancellation ct
said entry : the said parties are hereby snmmoned
to appear at this oflico on tho Kith day of Sep
tember, I;77, at 0 o'clock a. in., to respond Bad
furnisli testimony concerning said alledgd
abandonment. PiaintifTgile notice that he wilt
apply to enter said tract upon cancellation of
said advene D. S. under his tiling No. 12086, for
21-lt II. L. TAYLOR, Register.
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19-1 Many Petitioners.
la the Probate Court of Sedgwick connty Kau
In the matter of the estate of Charle3 Williams,
erson of unsound mind.
Court orsatd county, on the
A. D. 1577.
10th day of July,
si. w. UiVI,
Personal Tax Notice.
All psrsons indrbted to the couatyon personal
tax wilt please call forthwith and py the samo
to the Sheriff and save tflrtlieroosto.
Sheriff's Oflice, JiiIy2U!h,rl7.
js-at U. Wt DUNGING.