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It U said tiat tbe railroads areTjufldlne'a
pedal car for tbe use ol tbe commissioners.
If tbat Is to It Is a mistake, and If tbe com
inissioners should consent to use It, the
mistake will prove one wblch will work
much harm. We don't care bow1 plausible
tbe argument for the necessity of sucli a
car, tbe use of It by tbe commissioners will
destroy tbe confidence that tbe people have
reposed In tbe men constituting tbe board.
An ordinary train or an ordinary car run
ai a spccls.1 U good enough for tbe com
mission, who should be neither tbe parti
san of tbe railway Interests or of the peo
ple, but a triune tribunal sworn to do exact
justice an between the people and the cor
porations. It was an Inexcusable blunder
upon the part of tbe legislature, to provide
that tbe railroads should pay tbe salaries of
the commissioners, but Its member muit
never feci that they are under any obliga
tion? to the railroads.
MARVIN WILL RESIGN.
Where there is so much smoke there is
sure to be some lire. The Lawrence Journal
and other papers are industriously denying
the reports and rumors of Chancellor Jiar
vln's enforced resignation. Now that's
well enough, but Mr. Jlarvin will go. as
will eery other Republican in the public
service or this State, who can be ousted
directly or indirectly by Gov. Click. The
Stale Aonnai scuooi uas vncu iui uuun
ueiuocraiic uiscijmitc, u ,i mv, wv .&
1. . . t l'-.l..1ttA A 1 A kttA H A Iff..1
rii-tiltiirsl College. The Recent have KOt
tbclr Instructions as to Marvin and the
University, after which the Os-owatomic I
Asylum will be gone lor.
Mr. Marvin goes and that is settled.
Tlie erudite swelling of the Capital It fhi ,.0urt In the lsnd:
mostkludly assured that tbe blonde-haired! "Senator Vet, of Missouri, is iu tbe city
member of the clo-e glucose corporation, j at the Windsor hotel He h here for the
a-plrts to nothing higher In this life, than i purpose of taking to the I'. S. supreme
to be classed with the men who hate held COurt one of the numerous whisky cases
the destinies of this proud fitate in their that hae been tried under the prohibitory
hands for twenty-five tears the editors j -. and has decided upon one at Sallua.
who hare made Ifcven 'possible for as'ilr- j Hi, purpose is to test the constitutionality
Ing youngsters, who came after, to eke out ' 0 tue prohibitory law. He holds, If wc
a livelihood in creating and filling Imagln-, arc rightly Informed, that tho constitution
ary wants. Don't, dear major, in your j 0f the United Statei guarantees the right
anxiety for protection, cut off the lios' i to sell and manufacture liquor, and tbat no
fail for fear ho might cripple the tiles. (State lias a right to abridge any right which
IKTiiiviiwFn !'" t'"-rantccd l,y '"- constitution, by
iHitnntntu, amending an orgauic act. In other words,
Julge W.l'.Campbeil was in Kansas City J bo Unitcl States, having recognized the
the other day, and a reporter ol tbe Timet , manufacture and salo of spirituous liquors
interviewed him on Kaunas matters. constitutional right, no State can say
Among other things he said "the present j tbat such manufacture and sale l unlawful.
prosperity of Kansas was due to the down-
rail or fanaticism and St.. John. lie said r- Mioa writes some very good
Ceo. R. 1-eck would probably bo tbe next -"'"SN L" a"er a11 ue ls ",IIllnS "- a
governor; tbat the railroad comml.slou l'-rl''r anner- For "t". ' -'- "
would end in a farce; that Ingalls would I cu"ion r "'"' be "J" tl,c bc(l tImc ,0
be bin own successor, and Dudly Haskell how blue-grass, In Kansas, is iu the spring.
and rerklus would not be re-clcctcd ; that!
Satn Wood would lie given Peters' scat."
We don't want to believe tbat Sam Wood
will represent our people In Congress, and
wc can't think that Congress will dare throw
Judge l'cters out in face of his splendid en
dorrcmcut by the people, but in tbe matter
of Ingalls' return he is about as neur cor
rect as it is possible to get. Nobody can
beat Ingnlls for Senator, though several
persons will shic their castors into tbe ring.
BLOOD WILL TELL.
Ilou. I). W. Wilder writes a column re
view iu the World ot Senator Ingalls' lec
ture on (iarlield, delivered at Hiawatha,
which bo winds up by saying: "No other
Senator, no other American, has made such
au Imperishable portrait of Garfield.1 The
World says tbat tbe speaker said, Garfield
was a self-made mail, to which Gen. Wilder
dissents, and wlilch'disscnt we would em
phasize had wo the ability, "lllood will
tell"' we arc convinced, and the boy, tbe
unborn Infant Tor that matter, Is the man.
However unpopular the Idea, the truth Is
tbe IVashlugtons, Napoleons, Lincoln",
Gran Is, the poets, statesmen, warriors unu
divines, who have been illustrious, were
born such. The opportunity necessary to
put them In history may never occur, and
"mute Milton's'' aud "Inglorious Croni
wclls" live and die by thousands In every
age, unnoticed, but they arc capable, glo
rious and great men all the same. Evcry
Statc and nearly every community has
them. Wilder truthrully sajs:
"Nobody Is self-made, it is a subject on
which the growing boy or man U hardly
consulted. Tbe iicron makes an oak and
can't be a juniper. The lntiuct, nature,
born with a baby and as much a part or
hi in as bis eyes, makes him seek books or
beggars, learning or loafers, and be Is ab
solutely helpless In chauglng that natural
bent. God makes Lincolus and GarSelds,
aud makes them to triumph. Their rising
in every adverse circumstance can no more
bcitoppcd thau vou can change the oak
plant into a suutlowcr by reading books to
It. Cuvler's bralu weighed sixty ounces,
Napoleon's aud Webster's fifty-seven. They
made thcin, of course. If the 'self-made'
nonsense were true it would be as applica
ble to Gultcau as to Garfield. There arc
several men who would be Jay Goulds 11
they could 'make It. Tbe pagans won
nearer right in this matter than wc are.
They credited great attributes to the gods,
and when their heroes died threw tbem In
to the heavens among the immortal con
stellations." FIXED HIM.
Not long since, X. Matsou concluded he
would find a more congenial and profitable
ellme and ctartcd for the regions of the
White river, In Arkansas. About the lime
be got to the "While river" over in Uutler
county, he happened to see a Wichita Ea
ile and read an article on the Arkansas
hog. The article took all of tbe tuck out
of bim, and be "about-laced" for Kingman
county, where, he says, "he will remain
and let those fellows take rare of their own
hogs." Kinsman Citizen.
The Eagle has not only Induced many
men to cast their lot in this valley, but
persuaded many who were almost dlspar
ing to hold on for better and more prosper
ous times. Nine out of ten of all such have
THE DEMOCRATS IN TROUBLE.
So far in tbe prohibition tight the Demo
cratic party has had all tho advantage, forc
ing It as a Republican measure, and elect
ing a governor on that Issue. Hut the
party Is In trouble. Hon. John Martin,
whom Glick appointed Judge of the Third
district, In place of Morton, It seems is uot
particularly afraid of tbe Democratic party
or of anybody else. In a liquor case before
him, when It came to cbarglug tbe jury be
used the following language:
"You arc not authorized by law, or any
sentiment of duty, to resort to any quibbles,
shifts, devices or strained construction of
either the law, or testimony In the case,
ior the purpose of either convicting or ac
qulllng tbe defendant; but your delibera
tions should be conducted In a spirit of can
dor and fairness and for tbe purpose of
arriving at tbe truth. Courts of justice
cannot, under any circumstances, counte
nance or support the administration of tho
taw upon the basis of falsehood, injustice,
bypocrlcy, shams or subterfuges of any
description. You may believe the law to
be harsh, unjust, unwise and unreasonably
oppressive ; and in this you may be right,
aud I might be inclined to agree with jou;
but whether It be wise or foolish, whether
It be just or unjust Is not a matter which
jou or myseir can consider In tbe discbarge
of our official duties. To do so would be
dangerous to all public and private inter
ests, subversive or social order, productive
of anarchy and cjufusion, a compromise or
individual honor, and a reflection upon our
official integrity. As court or Jurors wc
have nothing to do with tbe question of tbe
wisdom or folly, the policy or Impolicy or
any law. Those questions belong to other
departments of government, and the dutv
ot correcting all wrongs ol this character
must be remitted to the law-making power.
Our duties are simply to obey, and to fear
lessly, honestly and Impartially administer
in a spirit of Justice and mercy the laws of
tbe land at we find tbem.
"The Nile of America," byM.3t.Mur
,dock, of the Wichita Eagle, will be found
In tills aaornlng' issue of the Cotmom
toetki. It baa received much favorable
rertUeIsDiroB tbe Kansas, .press, Cmsso-
Jast walttill come Upper ouUldcofthe
' charmed tM-rb-m circle tare bis old goose
9W leosV, If ytsy'VrasR to hear biases and
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BLINDED BY SIN.
Tbe Wichita Eagle in commenting upon
the recent municipal election In that place,
says tbe "Republicans ol Wichita can nom-
llnate for mayor such men as W. 8. Corbett,
A. W. Oliver, Johnny Allen, A. A. Hydt
or twenty others whom w could name, and
elect either not a a prohibitionist, not as
MeUodUt..irekb)'triaa,.air as an Episco
palian, not as au aiitl-corporationlet or
protectionist, but simply us a Republican. '
Tbe Eagle, In spite of iu caution, gets off
once In a while, as It has In the above. We
remember time when W.S. Corbett was
nominated as the Republican candidate for
major, .lut because be happened to belong
to tbe Tresbyterlan church, kuch Method
ists as Deacon Barney Smith, William Eu
gene Stanley, and even the very reverend
John Kcrby, tbe EaGLf. man's patron saint,
turned out and worked against Corbctt's
election, because be wa a Presbyterian.
They may have been actuated by other mo
th cs than denominational jealousy, but If
to, they were undoubtedly of a baser na
ture. No, Mr. Rag i.r, so- long as the de
nominational spirit is kept up In Wichita
as it has been In tbe pant, and so long as a
quarter of a dollar looks larger than the
Slour to the average Wichita professor
of religion, there Is no use to talk about
party nominations for local officers. Wich
ita, we are confident, 1 Republican on
State and National issues, but when It
comes to local affair, principle and politics
must give way to religious and local jeal
ousies and the material interests of the
place. Calduill Commercial.
We very much fear our old orthodox
friend Is blinded by sin or prejudice. Sure
ly tbe persons named would not act from
j such unworthy motives. Dcsides Corbett
was nominated by the Republican
party, as a candidate for mayor.
PROHIBITION IN THE COURTS.
I The ComtnoHieeaUH, ol la.l Tiiursuay,con-
tains the following Important item which
indicates that the matter ol the States'
' power in the prohibition of the manufac
ture of llnuors is to be settled by the IiIl'Ii-
,u-1 -"" " "" )'
You are thinking about sorrel top.Marsh.
Spring is the best time to sow blue-grass,
and the professor Is right. Xfitton Utfvlr
lUan. We are a bard fisted sail of toll and we
tell you that Tin: I'aoli: man Is right.
Your spring sown blue-gra's will bo with
ered by the fervid rajs of summer. Sow
jour blue-grass iu September. KUoraJo
Prom the middle to the last of September
is the time. Rf. Eaclk.
Dr. I.. R. Palmer, of Pottawatomie coun
ty, died at bis homo In St Mary's ou Sat
urday or last week, tie was a native or
New York, but has resided iu Kansas since
1HTK), coming here as physlciau to the Pot
tawatomie Indians. He was sn active Free
State man during the border trouble, a
member or the Free State Territorial
Council and the Wj'andottc Constitutional
Convention, aud iu 173 was elected to the
State Seuatc. For very many years he was
a prominent figure in Kansas, and bad a
large circle of friends.
Yes, the Htpulliean is almost as large as
the St. Louis CUle-Unaocrat this week. Wc
do uot intend to let the proposed eastern
terminus of thu Fort Scott railroad get
away with its proposed western terminus.
Sir, will you please explain yourself.
Where are the eastern and western ter
mini of the Fort Scott road, and what fig
ure does Newton cut iu connection with
The Osage City Frit Prttt publishes a
special edition of twenty columns of origi
nal matter aud statistics relative to the ma
terial interests of Osage county and Osage
City. It is gotten up, or consists of inter
views with business men and farmers, and
is not only very readable, hot covers every
enterprise and industry or the county. It
is one or the most unique advertisements
aud will be worth much to tbat people.
Jake Admire seems a boru editor.
President Arthur is reported to have said
recently, tbat bis ouly wish is to retire at
tho end or his present terra carrying with
him the respect and gratitude ol tbe peo
ple for the manner in which bo has dis
charged the duties: of his high oElcc.
THE GOOD FAITH OFTHE.BOOMERS.
To the Editor of the Kagte :
j Douglas, Kan., April ICth, 1S83.
i in your last week's Eagle I see a very
i lengthy letter beaded, "Oklahoma again,"
written by some person, and signed "II.
F. Hagcrty." In said letter are some very
grave charges against mjself and others,
but on account ol tbe character of the
tool who has signed, or allowed bis name
to be signed to'lbc letter referred to, I will
not stoop so lovv as to answer. It Is so full
of false statements that tbe writer does
not dare sign his own name ; that he has to
employ a tool, who has anything but sa
vory reputation for honesty, truth or ve
racity. If the real author of the letter had
bad tbe manliness to sign bis own name,
and his reputation wcro as good as that or
a common cur, I would reply to the charges
made In said letter, but as It Is I will not ;
and shall leave the question, as to whether
or not wc acted In good faith, to those who
were with us on Our late trip to Oklahoma.
Respectfully, W. L. COUCH.
THE NEW BAPTIST CHURCH AT CLEAR
WATER. To the Editor of at Faole :
The Clearwater llaptist church dedicated
their beautiful meeting-house on' Sunday,
tbe 8th Inst. The whole service aud results
wprc entirely vatlsfactory, and tbe people
of Clearwater as well as tbe Baptist church
may well be proud of the building. Jt is
substantially built, tasty and symetrical,
having a belfry and spire, aud a recess for
the pulpit. It has heavy double doors and
stained glass gothic windows. Tbe furni
ture, lamps, and tbe whole arrangements
are In complete lurmonj' with the house and
with each other,
Rev.Uarpcr.of Wicbita,prcached the ded
icatory sermon, which was well prepared
and delivered iu a masterly manner,
Elder IVn, Parker, the pastor, offered
the dedicatory prayer. Elder N. G. Drury,
of Derby and Elder W. W. Dorman, of
Ruby, assisted in tbe services. The mu
sic wass Weil rendered, and tho densely
packed congregation was edified and
At tbe close ot tbe sermon, the pastor,
Elder Parker, gave a biier statement ot
the finances of-the building committee, and
In bis own jovial way, made an appeal to
the congregation to raise 9350, which would
leave the bouse free of dsbL In a fuw min
utes JtOi.SS was made up. When the re
sult was announced, ev cry face seemed to
beam with Joy. The following resolutions
were voted ,uuanimouly :
Jletolied. That- the Cjearwater llaptist
church and congregation do hereby express
their gratitude, and thanks to the many
friends who have contributed so liberally
lor the 'erection of this bouse, especially to
Hi. Charles Wood for the donation of two
acres of land on which to buna. Also to
Messrs Tracr ilyew, for the gift of so
valuable a bell; and to the friends, mostly
in Illinois, who scut us money to purchase
these beautiful windows.
Ef$olted, That we also express onr thanks
to tbe Atchison. Topeka & Santa Fe Rail
road Company for tne reductioo of thirty
par canL on tbe freight bill for carrying tbe
lumber. , .
Jletolttd; That we deem it appropriate to
here record 'onr appreciation of tbe me
chanical skill and laitaful labor of Bro.
Tbos Weston .a carpenter, and Bro. B, C.
Cutter as' nlattcrer. and are well pleased
'with tbe entire construction of the build
ing. -e ,-.
'Elder Harper preached a very Imurewire
sermon la tteteveeiBf, irota mo text,
Lord X betieverbel-tTbesi attste unbelief."
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! A LETTER FftML-MYNE. '
To tidUor of (A F.agU:
Wichita, Kax., April, nth, i&c
I have never paid any mttention, to say
nothing of getting down loir enough to
answer any of the lying, -rile stuff that
has been thrown at me since 1 commenced
my work to open to settlement the Okla
homa country.; and should not now, were
it not for tbe fact that you come In with
tbem In the way of an editorial. You say
that K. II. Nugent.) an honest man. Now,
If so, wby did he, as he acknowledges In
his letter, try to act as a go-between me and
other panics' to whom I was trying to sell
out for two hundred thousand dollars?
(my John man). He acknowledges that he
was a would-be .party to a fraud. A very
bad piece of rascality on his part, as well
as mine. And If it is true tbat I did try
to sell out, using him as a tool, wby did he
not come out with it and let the people
know how I had acted, and what a bad man
I was long ago? Why did be keep still so
long? I will give some of tbe reasons
First, it was not true. And in the next
place, Mr. E. II. Nugent wanted to be Gov
ernor of Oklahoma. Yes, fact ; I'll swear
to it, and others know it. Petitions were
to be tent by the colonists, endorsed by
Sedgwick county officers, the governor, and
other State, officials, and the editor of Tux
Eagle, and sent to Col. lloudinoL He was
to have certain members of Congress en
dorse It, and then band to tbe Hon. Tbos.
Ryan who would be sure to secure the ap
pointment at once. Yes, Nugent and I
(Nugent), where looking after more than
the two hundred thousand dollars, we were
at the came time making a Governor (Nu
gent). Now, while I was absent at Topeka
attending to .my case against Gen. l'ope for
damage, Gov. Nugent and about a dozen
Others, came together and elected a full set
of colony officers. Among them Gcv. Nu
gent was elected treasurer. On my return
I objected, but it was finally agreed that
the matter should go over until wc' should
reach the State line, when the colony, num
bering up into thousands, could have a
chance to reject or endorse tbe action of
the meu not more than one dozen who
had beeu kind enough to furnish them with
a full let or officers. Tbe colony held an
election, and Gov. Nugent was defeated
for treasurer. This defeat came, notwith
standing he had the earnest support of the
would-be hero-martyr and man that had
generated his (Nugent's).electlon, through
the mectiug of one dozen men, who, with
Nugent, were to get at the head of, aud
control the colony, lleforc going down,
Mr. Nugent had run for treasurer of our
town company and was defeated. Rut be
was anxious to be or still greater service to
the colony than any or the places for which
be bad been defeated would have given
chance. He went to the line, also, to be
elected as a delegate or representative for
the colonj-.at Washington City to attend to
matters there. No doubt it was a great
mistake aud misfortune for the colony tbat
they did not see in him the pure, good
man that he now comes out in letters
throwing scandal, to prove himself to be,
Foolish fellows! They thought tbat they
were doing both themselves and him
kindness to let hi in stay at home. They
were uot generous enough to pay bis ex
penses to Washington City and back lor
the purpose of attending to some private
business ol his own. Mr. Nugent has a
certificate of membership In our colony for
himself, his wife, three children at
home, two sous that a re uot here, and tbe
wire or one or them, for which he has never
paid one cent. He has to-day live thousand
dollars or my Oklahoma stock, for which
he has never paid me a nlcklc. (I am not
the only man that owes somebody.) Dm I
am wasting too much time on the old brok-en-up,
broken-down, bloated-up, disap
pointed scandal monger. 1 will not deal
in scandal and slander, so will not answer
that part of his letter; but will just very,
very mildly hint to him that stones should
uot be thrown from very delicately con
structcd glass houses.
And now as to the mud thrown at tue by
the whining cur-puppy who uses Harry
Spawn's material press, type and all, not
one cent's worth of which he owns if be
will pay for some pait of the paper mud
machine which be runs, if only one dot'
Jar's worth, all right, then let him fling
dirt and call me bad names. Rut heshouid
say nothing of ingratitude until he pays
Joe Clarl; for the paper that he beat bim
out of, and then pays Fied Sowers. The
poor fool believes that cattle men will think
more of him for abusing me.
Hagcrty, or the man who wrote bis com
munication for bim, knew that every word
in it was a falsehood a wilful lie. Whelh
cr justifyable or not in writing this, I leave
to those who have read the letters or scan
dal thrown at me. D. L. Payne.
To the Editor of the Eagle:
Valley Center, Kax., April IB, 1683.
The much needed rain came Friday even
Ing, and now tbe farmers are happy as tho
wheat crop is assured. Ground was never
in better condition for corn, which a num
ber have planted.
The wind, on Friday afternoon, blew
Uncle Johuuy Carpenter's lumber sheds up
in the north party or town; alio, a tene
ment house being built by A. 11. Carpenter,
off the Toundatiou, "
J. G. Eaton, from Leon, has opened a
Mrs, Eaton A Finch have recently pur
chased n lino line of mlllinerygoods, which
will be on exhibition as soon as tbelrbulld
ing is completed; and then the good peo
ple of Valley Center will not have to go to
surrounding towns for that class of staple
J. W. McKey, and Ueckmeyer Shreve,
formerly of Leon, have lately consolidat
ed, and in future will do business as Mc
Key & Co., much success to the new firm,
at the new brick store.
Messrs Ayres .t Ralph have opened up a
fine Hue ot groceries and drugs ; a credit to
tbe town. Tbey bave'good goods and !c
serve a good share of the public patronage.
I 0. Waller Is moving the bouse former
ly occupied by F. J. Canton, to avenue B
between Dr. Ayres and A. J. Finches.
Uncle Johnny Carpenter has part of the
material on the ground for a brick room,
two stories high. Messrs Race & Stone
have tho contract for tbe carpenter work,
and Messrs Kier & Griffin the brick and
stone work. A few more such buildings
will make Valley Center have quite a met
Carnaban & Waller are doing a thriving
business In Agricultural Implements, in
addition to their hardware.
Judging by tbe lumber tbat leaves town,
one would think that our farmers were in
a very prosperous condition.
The M. E. Sunday school, with N. L.
Palmer as superintendent, moves along
nicely and Is doing good work.
The Union Sunday school is thriving. It
surely shows tbat we have a Christian
S. A. Hart has sold his house to Aaron
Rouse, and removed to Kingman county.
It Is now occupied by Wm. Llttlepagc.
J. W. Johnston and family, arri.ed last
week and are settled in John Parham's
bouso. He has. rented part of E. & W.
A. II. Carpenter is building two tenant
bouses, the demand for these is increasing.
Messrs ReascrA Co., of Wichita, talk of
putting up a Merchants' and Farmers'
Flouring Mill at this place. They could
not have made a better selection as to
place. A good mill is what we want, and
are sure to get ere long.
The citizens of Valley Center are -unanimously
in favor ofdividing Grant town
ship; and, In fact, make a general change,
and make congressional townships. It Is
only a matter of time when it will have to
be douc, and the sooner the better.
More anon, Daisy.
Tbe Manhattan Industrialist i out in a
strong plea for patent inside and outside
papers. If they are Just tbe vhlnj-, wby
don't tbey adopt tbe plan 1WiekiU Eagle.
"In our estimation, the patent sides ot
fully three-ronrtbs of tbe weekly paper I
tbe better part." Like The Kicijt, the
hduitrialitt is one of tbe other fourth, and
costs but fifty cent a year. We are like
Josh Billings e-fg too foil of ourselves for
anything else. See? InduttntUtt.
It 1 estimated by persons thoroughly fa
miliar with the sabjert tbat under tbe new
law reducing letter pottage and rcgulatta;
the pay of postmasters, the receipt or aot
more than one oBce to every four, oa
general average, will be Id excess) of
toasters' salaries. Under' exlstla; law, It
fs said. H postoc, however laeigaW-
east, .contribute about two-iHew eftbetr
receipt to tbe goverasaeat. "
Tb blU pMMd by tssAss)ablyltjsw,
Xetk, UttomtM imirmikMjnttU
MrtitM "Aa sot Ulmtm asy itaaf t
eWtsvale Jassa --taW;gstorsT
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LEFT T6B S86N.
To lie. Editor of the EigU:
One more pleasant trip through the west
ern part -of Sedgwick and Kingman coun
ties, serves to strengthen our belief In the
fact that the first settlers of this region,
who, about ten year since arose and shook
tbe dust of tbe Ninnescab valley from their
feet as testiaony against an unprecedent
ed drouth were in error and could tbey re
turn to-day and witness tbe vast Improve
ments, enterprise and future prospects of
their successors, they would doubtless siy
tbey bad made on; great mistake In life.
We might reasonably assign two causes
for the absconding ef those first settlers,
viz: That tbe were overtaken by the dry
season while their crop were maturing,
and on which tbey depended for their win
ters supply, seems sufficient reason for the
first cause; and a natural law seldom brok
en, that forces the pioneer to the front and
leaves tbe seed he ha sown to bear fruit
for the wealth seeker wo come after him I
certainly the second cause.
Now If those of .the first elass could see
the wealth produced on the very lands on
which tbey toiled and sweat to bring into
cultivation tbey would doubtless sigh be
cause tbe could not buffet sarcity a single
season, and those of tbe second class
would give tbe shrug of indifference .and
repeat tbe old familiar phrase, "too late."
However, be these a tbey may, we know
that western Sedgwick and Kingman coun
ties are a grand success, both as an agricul
tural and grazing country. We saw large
herds of sheep and cattle In Kingman coun
ty a part or which are well graded.
In our opinion this would make one of
the finest dairy countries in tbe world and
tbe fanners would do well to turn their at
tention to it.
Past aud present success has inspired
capitalists with faith in the permanency of
western Improvements and capital from St.
Louis and other eastern points seeks eager
Investment iu Kingman city. This place,
developing in proportion to the county,
has, within tbe past two years, grown from
100 to about 00 and doubtless before next
autumn will double that number, so rapid
ls its present growth. M. R. T.
The orange crop of California is said to
be so large this year tbat to pick more than
half of It will be impossible. One fruit
grower near Los Angeles has sold his crop
or oranges and lemons on sixty acres, on
the tree9 as they stand, ror $25,060.
Want fair treatment aud no bombast, re
member Hollovvell & Doran's is the only
one price clothing house in the city. 2-tf
All Helling Bilum. A Certain Cori for
Scalds, burns, croup, kidnej'-complaint,
cuts, boils, bunions, carbuncles, chapped
hands, scratches, calks, kicks and all old
At the earnest solicitation of many friends
and acquaintances, who have made a thor
ough and satisfactory trial or my "All Heal
ing Balsam," I take this method or intro
ducing it to the public atlargc, tbat tbe beu
cfits to be derived rrora its use niay beeujoj--
ed by all who are afflicted with any of the
ailments above enumerated, or who have
stock In such way as to ilemand treatment
for any of the above named afflictions. It
will be found on sale at the r'rug store of J.
P. Allen, Douglas avenue, Wichita, Kansas,
and by my traveling agents. Full directions
with every bottle. Price, 50 cents per bottle.
IMf E W.Lassell.
The American Farm and Horae.Cyclopx-
ilia ju-t what tbe farmer, stock raiser,
gardener and fruit raiser need can be seen
aud examined at my office and, if desired,
purcbaied. M. C. McLaix,
Office iu U.S. Land Office Building, Wich
ita, Kansas. 43-tf
Ladies Look Oat.
You can buy a hat from 25c to $25.
Long plumes from $1.50 to $3.50.
Tips from 25c to $i
Embroidery from 3c to 40c n yard.
Hoods, bo-e,corsets,ribbons, laces, collars
underwear, jewelry, etc., etc., almost at
your own prices, till the first or December,
at Mns. MaryKlextz,
Between Woodman's Bank and tbe Tarr
ed Store. 33-tr
Any persons desiring a nurse will please.
aaddess, Box 150 or leave word at Allen Si
Tucker's. Rereranco given. l-3t
A. W. Sickrsr, TeuJier of Pino.
Harmony elass every Wednesday.
Theory class Tuesday from 5 to 0 p. m.
Scale class (free to all pupils) Friday
from 5 to 6 p. m.
Classical and modern recitals (free to all
pupils) every Saturday at 4 p. ra. At these
recitals the teacher explains tbe biography
and all important events relatingto the dif
ferent musicians and composers.
For further particulars call and see him.
Residence, first door south of the Presbyte
rian Church, Lawrence Aveuue. 4C-tf
Plymouth Rock SxcrailvtP.
I have three pens as fine birds sa are in
the country, headed by Conger, Pitkin aud
Hawkins. I ho,ve to see every farmer or
poultry-grower become interested In thor
oughbred stock ; it costs only a trifle for a
start. Call or write for special terms to
those who have never tried improved stock.
Bargains in Real Estate.
Land and Loan office of Sowers & Mason,
over Lynch' dry goods store, on Douglas
Avenue. Special bargains in farms and
city proper, . s" or exchange.
Money to loan a. low. rates. 49-tf
Don't forget the Lombard Mortgage Corn-
in their new quarters comer of Main street
and Douglas Avenue. 34-tf
Notice for Publication.
land orncE I
at Wlchlia, Kansas, April 11th, 1883- i
Notice Is herelir slvtn that the folloi-lnx-
named settler lias filed notice of tils Intention
tn ms.ke final ltroor In sumiort or bis claim, ana
that said proof will Itr made before the Kegi-trr
or Receiver of the 17. S. Land Office at Wichita.
Kansas, on Tliursdav. Jnne 711). ISO. viz
William T. Merchant, hi D. S. 2io. 23.I3S. ror
the oi of the fcV; of ate. 8, twp, Z) south, ot
range s west.
lie names the following witnesses to prove
his rontlnuons res luenre ttnon. and eniiivation
of. said land, viz : II. W. Adams. Irwin Moore,
Jl. vv . aimer anu William vungrnpeci, au 01
l'eonne, bmkwick coaniy, Kansas,
It. L. WALKEU.'Keiister.
Crouch, Attorney ror Claimant, 4-3
Saint Louis and San Francisco
SHORTER THAN AST OTHER ROUTE BE
TWEEN Wichita and Saint Louis.
TBWMH IZPIMS TXAUM
NO CHANGE OP CARS
ar rica mrmlng aad
sor sai djt uis
m&mmtm. MMimiW $mw- -s.iss w
Leading? Firm" in , Wfchita,
Agents for the A., T. &
l-ands for sale by the Railroad Company Iu our District are tut follows :
TOWNSHIP H, 1 VIST.
NwV d,' section 3 at t 8 75 par acrt.
TOWNSHir M. 8 WEST.
VK cefc section 1 at t 7 SB psr aer.
TOWNSHIP S3, 1 EAST.
Wi' M'i section 27 at $10 00 psr aer.
TOWNSHIP 23, J EAST.
SV or section 3 at 7 23 pr aer.
SsJfawV "7 6 30 "
Sefi " 1 7 00 '
KwK " 31 8 73 "
TOWNSHIP 25, 3 KAST.
V.',' sw.V section 1 at 7 23 psr acre.
Nw.',' "11 7 23
Sef "11 8 30 "
SW.'.,' "II 8 30 '
SeU ' 13 8M "
TOWNSHIP 23. 1 WKST.
.' vi section 27 at 8 00 jxr sen.
Ijiis 8, v and lu, section 31 at all Od psr acre.
Pricca given are for the Eleven-Year
is a discount of 20 per cent, and for
per cent. ,
Yc. are the exclusive agents
TOWNSHIP 24, 3 WKST.
All of section 19 at 87 00 per acrs.
TOWNSHIP 25, 2 EAST
W, section 5 at tin 00 per acre
Se'i "5 7 SO
TOWNSHIP 35, 2 WEST.
Lots 5 li 7 8 section 19 at (10 00 per acre
Nw "29 12 00
TOWNSHIP 23, 3 WET
Ne or section 3 at 7 00 per acre.
Nw " 7 1 00 "
NeU " 7 12 to "
NK se.V "7 11 00
X nw " 23 8 80 "
se;i 23 8 00 "
Nei,' -'35 10 50. "
KJfnw.V " 33 "
Self " 35 "
EXsw.U " 35 "
TOWNSHIP 2, 1 EAST.
Sii new section 13 at 7 SO per acre.
EXnw'.,' "IS 9 30 '
EKmr.U' "21 9 00
TOWNSHIP 24, 3 EAST.
NeV of secllcn 3 at 9 00 per acre.
S-r "3 9 00 !
These lands, at Drices iriven. are
down, balance iu four equal payments, with interest at H per ceut. pay
able semi-annually. For cash we can
Besides tho lauds described in this advertisement, we have for sale
large quantities of uulmprored lands, at prices ranging from $4 to $20 per
acre. In the western and south-western parts of our county good lauds can
be bought for $4 and $6 per acre. Some large tracts suitable for stock
ranches can be obtained at these figures.
We lmvo a very large list of improved farms in various parts of Sedgwick
County tor sale at reasonable figure. Owing to frequent satesand changes
in price, wc omit particular descriptions, and will' merely say that we can
offer to purchasers almost any kind of a farm that may be wnuted. Call at
our office and examine lists, or write
class of property. ' .
Choice residence property and
Wichita.. Some ipecialtg desirable property uow for sale. Call early and
Money always on hand to. loan or approved real estate security at the
lowest current rates. Our facilities iu this line of business are unsur
passed by any firm In Kansas: Principal and interest are paid at our office.
Borrowers will do well to call at our office before making arrangements
j- . ---t
LIFE, FIRE." LIGHTNING AND TORNADO
Our agency is composed of tbe fotlewlif strictly Irst-class companies :
Equttabl-s Line Abboraxck Sociht,
JEtxa, of Hartford,, .- - '-- . - . -Gebstah-Axhucak,
of Kew York' - - - -Habttord,,
of Hartford, ''', " -"-
iIokk, of Xetr York, - - -'-.-'.-.
Iks. op No-tth Ajiz-uca, WriLtblffcU; .-- -LtratpboL.
Jt Txmpo-s Glow, Liverpool, -
Pikkxix, of Hartford, - - . ?'
S. F. Railroad Lands.
TOWNSHIP 23, 1 WEST.
KM wX section 11 at 3 30 psr acrs
sw "17 sa
TOWNSHIP 28, 1 EAST.
NV or section 1 at 1J 00 per acre.
SKswX " 17 17 25
KKwX "23 If 00 "
TOWNSHIP SB, 2 EAST.
Ns' or section 7 at tlO 00 per acre.
EXswK "7 10 00
Ulll! "5fl BOO
TOWNSHIP 26, 1 WEST.
Lot 3 of section 5 at til SO per acre.
Lot 7 "5 UOO "
Lot 1 " 13 12 00 "
UtH " 8 00 "
TOWNSHIP 28. 2 WEST.
NeV of section 7 at tlO 73 per acre.
NKe 17 10 U) "
Lot "27 8 50 "
Lot 6 29 8 50 "
Plan. On the Six-Year Plan there
Cash there is a. discount of 33 1-3
ill Wichita lor the following iinini
E " 5 10 03
I8WJU' " s ioo
NwX "7 9 00
S)ne' " 9 8 JO
Nwj,' "9 10 UU
Se " 0
Xw.V " 15
TOWNSHIP 23, 4 WEST.
8e' or section 27 at 7 SO per acre.
TOWNSHIP 26, 2 WEST.
Sw.V of section 3 at per acre.
8wi "7 12 00 "
Nw.V "7 9 00 "
NX " 19 9 00 "
Nw "21 8 00 "
TOWNSHIP , 3 WEST.
WM sw.V of section 1 at I per sere.
NeK " 3 1100 "
Sw.' "9 6 00 "
SJ4 OW.V "13 SOD
TOWNSHIP 26, 4 WEST.
Sw.1,' ot section 1 at I 6 SO per acre.
8j " 1 6,50 "
NeW 11 ?50 "
E nw.V "11 7 SO "
8eX "11 7 00 "
Ne "11 7 00 "
for sale on four years' lime, one-fifth
allow a discount of 10 per out
for special information In regard to this
vacant Iota iu all parts of the city of
- - - - - 48J0J,7M
. - .064,1
V.' . 4,M7,281
',.: -: MI106S
- ." - 4,444,388
- " '- ;. -7
j7.raxijTsrA. jJK'-- ;
We have now a much larger stock than ever shown by us before.
Room is what we want, and stock must be reduced.
NEW ITOKBZ STOBE.
.. .. - M. KOHN & CO. l
. ,., jTSPr' .
! f a- --. vi . ii i '& -"-
- - .- r ,.
Is to dispose of all short lengths
period, and to facilitote the speedy
stock. We will not it and on the price.
Do not be prejudiced against your own interest ; do not allow so rare an
opportunity to escope you. There is no time to be lost ; we do things up
quick at the tbe Tarred Store, and when we concluded to close out our re
tail, we decided to do so at at once.
We hare a
JFe cannot use thrm
WE! IMITTST SBI.L TE-CEEkti:
Fancy Linen Spreads and Napkins,
Too tine for the
la these every housekeeper will take great delight. Let them come and
revel in the finery at a very small cost Indeed, considering tbe quality.
Our Stock of Dress Goods
We are reducing very rapidly, but we have still tome choice piece of Cash
mere in colors aud black, which will prove great bargains to tbe fortunate
Gents' Furnishing Goods
We have in great variety, and will give
thing they may wast daring ear closing
Metallic Burial Cases,
We are happy because we are having a
r 1 J D VJ J AYl
Our trade is way ahead of our expectations. We appreciate
this, and to all of our customers buying $1.00 worth, or more,
we will present one box of
Lubin's Perfumed Toilet Soap
containing 3 cakes. This special offer will last 10 days only.
- ksfi VMf i --
Closing Out Our Retail Stock!
The Tarred Store
and broken packages within a limited
sale of every vestige of our splendid
Large Lot of
AND BED SETS.
in the wholesale.
LI - CTEIT
- oat sale.
attractive figures on any-
Caskets and Coffins.
i$ " j'V -
.3 n ,8-a
i li -3 t
.76; ;-'Vf J
LESS -THAN ONE-HALF
Peculiar advantages can be
3 Three Grand Prizes 3
Of Great Value
to 'X'-fcL-K IjA.:r,c3-:est BTjrxr.E:RS,
And discounts on every hand to liberal purchasers. Those who have not
seen our Orand Prizes eliould lose no time Iriy looking them over. You will
thus see that there is no buncombe about
ott:r- CLOsrsra- out xxT.-m
It 1 bona fide. If yon pay cash for your goods, do not think of baying
anywhere else. We mast and will '
Close Out Onr Retail Stock at Once.
xssrr -ax-Ij ' the pboelb 3nsro"w itv
la:, o. -vtxxj&oist 3d oo.,
(SaesMseara U Wlteoe e fesas,)
or err- i.otjib, missotjei,
Loan Money on Improved Lands on Long
or Short Time.
Ms-saay mi Mckt, Ofi
REAL EETATE. '
: i ' - -, ,
M "M. -''
. . ... ' .-"
THEIR ACTUAL VALUE.
secured by liberal buyers.
. " J
Always Toor Frieada.
J. :E DONALD Sc CO. .
- stftMl Vary Lw.
fisrl'tetini; aad Tie rem.
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