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VflC H 1TA , K A NSASt.KTliY 5, 1883.
OUEQLORIODS natal day.
The 107th Birthday of the Nation.
Wc ccldbrato, t-cJny. Tor over one hun
dred yearn the people of ctcry bainlct, vil
lage and city; of every moiutaln, alley
and plain, of thl great broad land of Ircc-,
dom have devoted till day to hilarity and
unrcftralncd Joyous dcmonHratlon. TliU
la thoday of allotheri lu which tcctloiiul
strife, local Mckerlngr, and party rivalry
give way to a feeling of untvcial congrat
ulation: when nor North nor .South, nor
Kait nor Wot, t.or white imr black are pre
ferred. tut when all unite in patriotic emu
lation ta bouor the inrinorlr of the fore
father and rejoice cr the rriiiU of their
vlrtorip. TIi old broken bell which one
linndred and evcn jem ago, rung out the
jojful new from Independence Hall, ha
liccoiao a Nntlouil memento, but In falling
tonea have l.eci. taken up by other tcll, by
deep-mnuthed enuoti, and by hiazen band,
all mpplemcntrd by boiiflrcx. Ilagn and lire'
woik. until tlia tipple of tlm triumph of
that long ago has beeon.e n mighty wave
that hall yet unwp all continent.
To the tliouninl of penjile who tliall
rinii to join tlm rraldrctv of Wichita to-
day In lejoiclng. the J.ACI.K extend a
lii'dity widroinr, expref fcing the hope tbat
iKitliing may occur to pale the Urea of free
dom ami eiitlminMic jiatrlutikin which
rlioUidlm-plrfi very American heart. There
me no more bond to be Ioom ned, no more
t-diet to Iih met, no more tjranWlolic
drea led, to w the pageant inarchra by and
the uitiMc .wells on th air 1c t all fall In nnd
join the grand ni.tliem.
TIME WILL TELL.
'STi? fVflliiiftniMii, nlliidlng to mrne coin'
meiita of I hi" pajHi, made nunc time fclncc,
toiiehing tlm difplueeinenl of .Mr. Itlodgett
n pofttnnkter at Wi Uinjtf.n,n-eni-.to think
tli..t un made uii imprubablc or ilinvarrant-i-.l
et(mato ot ilr. ItlmlgLtt aa a man aud of
1.1- tlaudlng wlili ihal people, l'rohnbly,
bit lrwa drawn liotu our own observation
and l.ut Iii'in wb it li.-'l liein aid by either
Mde In the fight. If e were wrong the
next iiupiitantuipaigii uIIIkIiow it; but,
we were alrald the removal il to earnest
and a-tire a pjrtlaau would d.-feat the. I!e
pubiieaii parly in Sumner county.
Auto thegratuitoii-iII'iK at Hull. Tho.
Itriiu n'td ourx'lr tbat aliiouula In nothing
and waa iinwoiibv of the editor of the
J I ',,. .i who, e have reaou to be
lieve, lcpct, jier-niially. bolb Mr. Kynn
(.ud the eijit-rof the Kaci.k.
Twu iMiwardly tool editor, who lacked
I hi; cotiri; alter a peooual quarrel, to
fiec a piib!iecntinieM. named IS rue and
nam, foiltfht a iluel near Richmond, Vlr-
t nln. Ul wk Alter two fbota apiece
una of the fellow was crippled, which one
wc havu ftiigolten, and we mipputc It lIm-
material to our reader'.
WOULD FILL THE BILL.
The Ntodcsha Fue I'm thinks the Hon.
Henry C Sius, the distinguished senator
f diu tirdirnlck. would itnlto the great party
as a candidate fur governor. Mr.SlilMlnay
pos-ilbly be elected Judge in the Wichita
diMrI-t this fill nnd thus made ineligible.
TJie Senator Mould, bun ever, fill the Ml! as
a candidate for governor. Cvmtaiftioncr,
Tint's what wn said. No man would
probably prove moeo acceptable.
I'spcm liHie been terved on the secretary
or war and General Tope through the
I nltcd States clrtiilt court, at Topeka. to
rettralu them from interfering with Payne'
entrance into the Indian Territory. The
K-rrelarr of war lm plarcd the matter In
ill bsija of th attorney general, who
wld soiid Insli notions to United States At
turner IliiUowrll. lien, l'opc telegraphs
t-'cereta.r of War Lincoln, that the case
iK-rtts immediate attention as it involves
llic nlmlH iiuctiun of the lights of the In
dians and or the raider. It is to tin hoped
that this matter w ill now bo settled dell
iillrly. Kcciclary Lincoln adds that he
has lurntaheil a copy ot the telegram to
t!i attorney gvueral. whli a UTjuest that
be lat thi- neri'-Hury measures to meet
PROHIBITION IN MISSOURI.
A prohibition State convention held at
Warrinslmrg la-t VVHneday adopted, af
Irr conlder.iblt discussion, sonic strong
rcfotuliniM. The resolution pledge the
members to the prohibitory priucIpUn, and
wljjre the party to which they may belong
arrays itself against prohibition, the mem
bers declared a plirpo-c ol Ignoring the
parly nu-l seting for,t!ir good of the cause,
ft further pledges Individual nnd organized
effort for the defeat of any candidal for
the Legislature who ieflne to decline in
writing that be will, if elected, work for
the submission to the people of the ipics
Hon of a prohibitory amendment, resolving
tbat the candidate for governor lie Inter
rogated ' to their position regarding the
question. Tb sixth lamdemns the action
of tli Democratic State committee last cam
paign In supporting ttie liquor traffic in op
position to the sentiment of the party as
expressed In county inventions,
CHOLERA IN THE ORIENT.
The yur JSS3 erm destined by Its disas
ter from cyclone, Hoods lire and panics
to p Into hl-tury as tho mo-t calamitous
ever rvenrded. Tlirro feeni to be some
uitsuvu fatality In the uuivcr, and destruc
tion aud :tati frnni ome ipiartcr come as
regular the day. 1'ne last on the list of
dcslrttcHri lorocxl the appearance of the
dreaded couige, vliulrra, in Its old line of
Tb greatest railroad selieme ever heard
of votMrs Irom Indiana. Indianapolis cap
italists propose a grsnsl railroad scheme,
entitled ttm -IVi pie' Hallroad Company
a! Aimrics." Thi proposition is tnorgan
lie a cKUipaiiT with ?:iii,WD,Wrj capital, to
IiulIJ nd operate nvo tlouhtc-trackrd nar
toK jpittgu road. uo from the Atlantic to
tu I'sclEc nis,t. and oun Irom the lakes to
It gulf, t (udlanspolt we suppose. It
Is stated tbat it soon as -attrn stockhold
er uh! the ten million dollars California
capitalists will r.unlOi the rot ol the money
required. Cither a great railroad or a stock
peculation la etldtidly Intended.
X Whliiglori.cMTesiiii!;iit3f the t'up-
Senator Ingalls was in the ty a week or
a during the early ,pirt of the mouth, be
ing summoned here wii official business eon-
.j.' H.'iy' t &.Mtaiir"i
nrctf d with the government o! Hie District
of Columbia, tli senator -being chairman
f.lba Senate district committee., lie .also
-snads a flying trip, to .New. England, prior to
"" Ills retain to Kansas.. Kansas visitor at
tho aalteaal capita'. Usually Inquire,. "How
- .lit Scaator Jugalls rated In Washington?"
Suteaa re-ply.canjiegHen to such a query.'
It Is no secret here that "Iogall Is rated In
j,WshlBgtoa" as UerflO.t brilliant and In-'
" flueetlal aseaberot the Senate, oud since
,.. the retirement of Boscoe Conkllng, ttie ac-
fi--kaowlcdgcd orator or that distinguished
sarlriat,lrtAki JobH Krigbt Wewisll
MijuMMaaU ike "Drfftl 'S-fateste' prsstoet
kfWM -'ttkir. ''W;.fiirtMo ''ay myitiltmg
aJsssM CaaasW irMei to ?'aBjf few
THE GOVERNOR'S "STMNfi" MEN.
The BegenU of the Agricultural College:
bate reorganized the faculty of the con
ccro. Wc notice tbat B. K. JJIhart baa
been made I'rofcenor of MatbemaUea and
Surveying. While It waa expected that
Gov. ClIcV uould look out for bin political
Irlcnd, and while, no doubt, cbangea lo
the State institution! were badly needed. It
wan hardly expected that tbeir eflciency
tvouhl beletecned for the take of rewarding
party tucker. We confett we have never
teenivbat there was in thi man Jilhart
tbat mado blm audi a lion. It baa come to
the point that a county inttitute in thla
part of the State l considered a bopeleaa
affair unlem Nihart'a scrWrea'are aerured to
help run it. We have ngarded blm aa a
very light weight. He came along here, a
few year ago, ai a writing matter. He
write, a good banc, and that la about the
extent of hU ability. Even that I a tmall
recommendation; for there In an old pro
verb to the cflcct that even a fool may be a
good tiddler or write a nice hand. Kansas
The farmers of Kansas have long had their
kuppoted grievances against elevators,
claiming tbat they have been robbed, a cry
that is entity raised and very hard to prove.
L'ndcr the railroad law they have a redress
that may uot prove so effectual as they now
think. Tbey now have the same rights to
cars aa elevator?, and can ship their grain
without paying toll at the starting point,
but bow they will come out at the elevators
in Kansas City remaius to be seen. They
mutt cither load and ship, trusting to
weights, shrinkage, etc , or they must fall
into the bauds ot track-buyers who having
no Interest" in the community, feel at liber
ty to cheat and swindle to their heart's con
tent. We are ready to predict that all who
try this track-loading will gladly return to
the elevators and deal with the men who
arc financially lutcrcsted in the communities
where they live Ixattnuortk Timn.
WHEAT RAISING IN KANSAS.
One of the inot extensive wheat ranches
In Kansas is that of Mr. Osborne, which lies
at the junction of the White and Walnut
rivers, about one and a half miles southwest
of Douglas-, in liutler county. Afewyeare
ago Mr. Osborne came to this State a com
paratively poor man, purchased what was
theu a wild section of laud in the Walnut
Valley, and began raising wheal. As an
evidence of what well directed Industry,
combined with the fertile and productive
valleys of Kansas can accomplish, wc have
gathered a few statistics in regard to his
success. Starting with a United capital, be
kept raising wheat, and as the profits ac
crued, bought more land, and raised more
wheat, until now he has a farm of several
thousand acres, well cultivated and stocked,
For several seasons be has harvested bu
mense crops. Last year lie had 1.200 acres
of wheat, which thrcihed out 28,700 bush
els to the acre. This he shipped to and
stored in Kansas City drawing an advance
of sixty cents per bushel. The wheat was
held until the market reached a high figure,
when it was sold, netting to the owner W)
cents per bushel, or $22,000. The ground
was again plowed aud row n to wheat last
fall, aud during the winter he rented the
same tor pasture, some seven or eight hun
dred bead of cattle lit lug off the young
wheat and straw, for which he received
3,riOO His crop this year is nearly as good
as tbat ot last year, and this week eight
headers arc cutting It. The $3,500 he re
ceived for pasturage last winter will nearly
pay for seed, planting aud harvesting this
Immense crop, therefore the products of
this large Held this year have really coft the
owner nothing, and our readers can com
pute the Immense protits. His ranch is al
so stocked with large herds of horses and
cattle, aud to-day Mr. Osborne ia one of the
most prosperous grangers tbero is in the
State, and unquestionably the wheat king
ol Kniisas. Mnporia Jltpullican.
RICH OLD MEN.
It is said that the members of tho United
States supreme court represent $16,000,000.
Judge Illatchford is said to be worth at least
813,009,000, and is childless nobody but his
wife and self. Stanley Matthews is said to
be worth $.100,000 at the very lowest esti
mate, while Justice Woods' fortune Is sta
ted to be at least $100,000. Chief Justice
Walto is said to have at least $230,000. Jus
tice Field, $7.'i0,000, aud Justice Gray, the
bachelor of the lot. Is said to be worth ?150,-
000. Justice ISradley is said to bo worth
$500,000, while Justices Miller and Harlan
are both poor men. Their only Income, it
is said, is their salaries $10,000 per an
WON'T TAKE TRADE DOLLARS.
A New York City dispatch of Monday,
Nearly all tho business men, including
liquor and cigar dealers, refuse to take
trade dollar It is expected that this
actiou will drive the coin out of circulation
in a very short time. Tho Mercantile Ex
change brought about the change Bullion
dealers arc not willing to pay over eighty
five cents for trade dollars, except to fill
out-of-town orders. These orders have
been lor speculative purposes. None were
recoiled to-day, showing tho movement In
this city has extended quite generally
throughout the country. There are 05,000,
001 of these coins, which the government
will not take except for bullion.
RAILROAD COMPANY ORGANIZED.
Clay Centek, Kans., June 28. At a
large and very interesting meeting, held
to-day, tho Kansas Diagonal Railroad Com
pany was organized, with headquarters at
Clay Center, capital stock $2,500,000. The
meeting wr attended by prominent men
from ISlue Springs, Wymore and other
points in Nebraska, and by large delega
tions from llallard Falls, Greenleaf and
Abilene, Kansas. The projectors propose
surveying the line immediately from Ne
braska City via Clay Center to Abilene,
and possibly to Mcl'heraon and Wichita.
The money is pledged for the preliminary
woik. A board of directors was elected
for the first year.
THE SANTA FE AS A TOURIST ROUTE.
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe rail
road offers the tourist or emigrant to the
Pacific coast the choice ol three magnifi
cent scenic routes. With Its eastern ter
mini at Kansas City and Atchison, .ita main
line pastes through the garden of Central
and Southern Kansas, lollowlng the fertile
valley of the Great Arkansas to Peublo,
Colorado, CO miles from Kansas City,
where connection Is made with the Denver
& itlo Grande for Salt Lake and Ogdsn,
tbence over the Central Pacific to San
Francisco. This we will designate as
route No. 1.
ItouteNo. I would be as follows: Main
line, Kansas City or Atchlaon, via Las Ve
gas, Hot Springs and Santa f to Albu
querque, where connection Is made wltb
the Atlantic & Pacific for the Colorado
river, the junction point with the Southorn
Pacific for San Francisco. This route must
become very popular, passing through the
Aztec country, past Indian villages built so
long ago that all record 1 lost, wlthtn 40
miles ofZunl, made famous by Mr. dish
ing In his article contributed to the Crarary
magazine,-and within 18 mites of the Grand
Canyon of the Colorado, the grandeur of
which Is so thrllllogly described by Prol.
Powell, of the Smithsonian Institute, and
which, ranking as It docs among the won-
dctlui' things of the cartb, will be visited by
thousands of tourist.
Koute No. 3 Is via the A..T. i S. F. B. B.
to Doming, aud over the Southern Pacific
through Los Angeloa aod the orange groves
or Southern California to San Francisco.
Thus the Atchison. Topeka, at Santa Fe
takes high rank aa a tourists' route.
The Emporia A'ttct, Troy City, Atchison
Cltimfim, Wichita Eaouc, and several
other papers have been more or lesa severe
in their criticisms of Judge Brewer
speech, which was delivered at Waakburn
College some days; ago. We think, upon
the whole, that tbe remarks of some of
some of these" papers are unjust. We fceM
to our origins optaion,, and tie to that
while the judge-fell In with Utenopnlar ye
as-you-jilcaseway blyreae)ilngaa4 sneak
Ing, so universally practiced aew-a-daye,
to reality the aenUaseata presented ,'were
more In the rem e(enJeetaree'UMi of ah-
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THE POLITICAL WrrtfWC.
Senator Plumb while In Washington re
cently was Interviewed by a correspon
dent of the Boston TraUtr upon the po
litical situation In wbleb our Senator Is
reported as follows : ''
"The Ohio campaign this year will be
one of the most memorable In the political
history of the country. The Democrats
will go In with a hurrah, but aa the cam
paign grows older, they will have to face
the fact that they have a big job on their
bands. Judge Hoadly bas many elements,
of weakness. He to comparatively a late
convert to Democracy, and thousands of
old-time Democrats will resent bis nomi
nation to the extent of refusing to vote at
tho polls. They may not openly bolt, but
they will cast their ballots against him.
The nomination of Mr. Hoadly meant that
the Democrats will have all the money tbey
want to run the campaign with, and tbat
they will not have to go out of the State to
get it. Judge Hoadly will run another
Book waiter fight. He will ran It accord
ing to the merits and demerits of the bar
rel. The Democrats will go In prepared
to spend money like water, and a campaign
conducted tbat way baa its weak points.
The people very soon become disgusted
with an open, shameless exhibition of a
barrel. Judge Hoadly Is stronger now
than he will be at any stage of the cam
paign. He will endeavor to mass the II
quor vote of the large cities of the State
on bis side, but while be 1 attending to
tbat the enormous country vote may be
getting away Irom blm. I do not think
Judge Hoadly U as strong In Ohio by at
least 10,000 votes as General Durbln Ward.
The support Judge Hoadly wlU'rccelre
from the Thurman wing of the Ohio Dem
ocrats will be very lukewarm. On the
other hand the Uepublicans under the
leadership ol Senator Sherman, Governor
Foster, and men of that stamp, will gather
themselves together for a creat struggle.
Mr. Sherman and Mr. Foster have every
thing at stake, and they have never been
beaten in Ohio. Tbey have heretofore
proven to be invincible. Senator Sherman
bas the confidence of the Germans for his
stand ou the finance question, and I do not
know tbat the liquor interest is opposed to
him. He will exert a powerful Influence
In that direction. From a careful survey
of the field I am satisfied that the Repub
licans will win at the polls If the campaign
la properly managed, and I have no doubt
it will be."
ABOUT SOLDIERS' PENSIONS.
A letter from the Interior Department,
Pension Office, dated Washington, June 4,
18S3, reads as follows :
Hon. Lewis Hanback itr Sir : I have
your favor ol the 24th ultimo, in which you
ask for the present condition of the claim
of Samuel Dobbins, late of company C, 11th
Ohio volunteers, No. 349,345. I find upon a
personal examination, that the claimant is
In default to this office for evidence show-
Ing when aud where the disability for which
pension is claimed originated, and proof to
show the continuance of the disability to
the present time, called for June 27, 1882;
and the result of medical examination or
dered at Junction City, Kansas, before the
board there, April 14. 1883.
This is a type of a large number of cases
In which the claimants are evideutly under
an impression that something besides the
legal proof will avail to secure pension. I
aware that It frequently works hardship to
send a man before a board of surgeons at a
point distaut from borne, but, aa It is done
in almost every case in the claimant's inter
est, he should not complain. I only wish
that the Interest of the servlco would just!
fy me in establishing a larger number ef
medical examining boards; but in point of
fact it bas been ascertained tbat a multi-
Dllcltv of boards destroys the efficiency of
the service, because we cannot command
the services or the best surgeons upon
This claimant was examined at Belolt on
the 20th of September, 1881. His condition
at the present time two years later Is cer
tainly too Important a factor tt be passed
over, and an examination would fix the
grade of pension to which he would be en
titled. However, lo this case It will be Im
possible to take any further steps until he
furnishes the evidence called for.
The Intervention of members of Congress
is thought by a great many people to tup
ply the place of proof asked for. Thla Is
not the case, and never will, be, of course,
When a memberof Congress, at the request
of a claimant, asks us for the status of a
case, we shall certainly send It to blm, as
we did to you in answer to your Inquiry
personal in this case, which was sent toyou
on the 23d of May.
We shall probably finally dispose of over
50,000 original pension claims this year, and
hopo to largely increase tbat result next
year. I forward you by to day's mall a copy
of my last annual report, which Is full of
Interesting statistics, which I know will
prove Interesting to those whom you speak
of, and will answer the questions suggested
In your letter much better than I could In a
personal letter. I am very anxious tbat the
boys should Understand that while I have a
warm heart for the soldier, at I ought to
have, I have a double duty to do. It seems
to me that my position might be similar In
many icspccts to that of a trustee of an ex
press trust. The government certainly de
tires that every man that suffered a disabil
ity In its service, and who now suffers the
same should have a pension, rated for the
proper degree ol disability ; but It should
be remembered also that It is not the pres
ent condition of disability which affords
the best Index of the right of the soldier
to pension. Under our munificent pension
lawt the first element or title consists in be
ing able to show, either by record or lay
testimony, that tho disease contracted or
the Injury received for which a disability Is
claimed had its origin In the service and
line ot duty. However distressing the
present condition of the claimant may be,
unless this fact appears, pension cannot be
granted except by special act of Congress.
If all would remember this, much bard leel-
Ing would be avoic ed.
1 know that, In the nature of things, it
often happens that a man wbo was a mlain
gerer In the service it able to prove tbat be
contracted disease In service and line of
duty, and a continuance of hit disability
aince discbarge, and to receive pension,
while a man who served faithfully with bis
company throughout the service, and with
in a few yean breaks down In health and
actually becomes disabled (Inrerrntially
from exposure In the army) to unable to
produce the proof necessary to procure him
a pension. But such Instances are not tbe
rule, but rather tbe exception. Tbe rules
nnder which we are acting are liberal, and
favor most tbe faithful soldier wbo bears
his hardship uncomplainingly. Of one
thing you must be assured, tbat It to my
constant wish and endeavor to settle up the
pending business before tblsoflee as speed
ily as possible, In order tbat all these who
are justly entitled may receive tbeir pen
sions before It I too late; and at tbe tame
time to exercise the keenest vigilance tbat
tbe dead-beat, malingerer, and unworthy
men be kept of tbe pension-rolls, and In
this I know I have the hearty co-operation
of every soldier worthy the name. I hope
you will give more than a casual reading to
my last annual report, for la Ityou will lad
many things of interest to tbe people gen
erally. I thank you for your kind letter,
and remain. Very truly yours,
W. W. DUDLKT.
The assessors returns show thst Topeka
has a population of .W8 sn increase of
1,0M daring the year ending March irst,
last. Tbe population of Shawnee cesaty Is
86,733. Tbe real estate of Topeka Is am
ed at $6,oB9,9M ; personal property at W&r
198; and railroad property at$H8,fi&64.
auklnx a total of $4,73619.64. The value
atlon of the property of Shawnee eouaty.
outside of the city, to tasStMS, anakto
an aggregate of $,67SMl.
It would be hard to crowd snore senae In
to ive lines than is tacked Into tho fallow
ing extract from aa editorial eaconntry
papers cat from the Osage City Frnfnu i
"We would lather give our boy a yearling
heifer and a so w pig to start U Hfe with
than the beat country paper ia tTtaitt.wlth
perhaps a statea exeepUoas oat of the two
or three fcawdred."
Tho Missouri and Misatotlppi river afresh
are subsiding, leaving thsattnas of
to gaae upon lse4rre-aa)peariagaalaa,iwspt
tmataM learned asTor oar-
area with alarar af jpa)tMlhi aaad.
PtMMmmtN HI liWA.
Following tbe decision of tbe supreme
court of the State declaring the prohibition
amendment void, tbe Republicans In State
convention assembled for the purpose of
nominating State oflicert reafflrma tbeir
convictions, and demands of tbe Legislature
tbe enactment of tbe necessary laws to en
force tbe amendment. As tbe Democratic
platform antagonizes prohibition it would
seem that the question to bound to become
not only political but a party one. Tbe
majority for tbe amendment in Iowa was
29,979 so II too many Democrats didn't vote
that way tbe Bepubll can party seems to be
safe. Tbe convention re-nomlnated Gov.
Sherman, Lieut. Gov. Manning and School
Superintendent Linn. For supreme judge
Reed was nominated. '
Tbe following to tbe resolution covering
tbe prohibition question :
Buoltti. That while we extend our earn-?
est sympathy to the people of all countries
wbo are struggling for their rights In oppo
sition to oppressive laws and system, we
also plant ourselves on tbe side of tbe homes
of our own people In their contest against
toe saloons; tnatwnen ueuepuDiican par
ty or lowa Dieueed liaen in is.u lo rive to
the people at a special non-partisan election
an opportunity to vote on a proposition to
amend tbe constitution of tbe State so as
to prohibit the manufacture and sale, as
beverages, of intoxicating liquors, Its good
faith, rnd as the special election of June 37,
18S3, evidences tbe redemption of tbe pledge
to given, anu we now declare mat we ac
cent tbe result of tbat election with its ma
jority of 29,974 votes In favor of tbe adop
tion oi ine amenumeni so voieu as a ver
dict of tbe peonle In favor of constitutional
and statutory probibltion, and without
making any new test of party fealty, we
recognize tbe moral and oolitical obligation
which requires tbe enactment of tueb lawt
by tbe next general assembly as shall pro
vide for tbe establishment and enforcement
of tbe principle and policy affirmed by tbe
people at the said non-partisan election,
and to tbat end the faith of tbe party is
STATE NEWS AND NOTES.
Sallna to getting to be quite a wool mar
ket. Mr. Thomas Cavanaugh is In Washing
Tbe Walnut City Jltrald calls them '-fan-
ine cblocb bugs seem to have "gone
somewhere" this year.
Ex-Governor Harvey's larm In Klley
county contains 700 acres.
Wlnfjeld citizens will open a new bank in
tbat city about August 1st.
Sumner was tbe first Kansas county to
tend a car of new wbeat to market.
Belolt U rapidly becoming one of the
most attractive towns in tbe nortwest.
Fredonia bas nice ripe peaches with the
promlso ol a big crop of later ones.
The Belle Plalne AVir thinks the Ninne-
scab valley tbe best for wbeat In tbe State,
Tbe new hotel to be built at Fort Scott
will contain eighty to one hundred rooms.
''Gone to see my solid girl," Is the way a
card on the door of L. Judd, Hays City,
A body of good grazing aud farm land
in Linn county was sold recently for $5.50
an acre. The far western counties do bet
ter than tbat.
Chautauqua county bas a poetofBee named
"Squib." When an Inquirer for mall fails,
to get anythiug, he could appropriately re
gard the result a fizzle. Wilton County
The directors of tbe Methodist church
have bought three lots lying east of Tom
Gartland s residence, on which tbey pro
pose building a church edifice, at as early a
day as practicable. ays City Star-Sent irt'l.
Alden Speare, one of the directors of tbe
Santa Fe road, who lives at Newton, Mas-.,
will donate a fine bell to the Episcopal
church at Newton, Kan. Murat Halstead
has already given a bell to the town of Hal
The colony from county Mayo, Ireland
that landed here lately, came up to the city
on Saturday and reported tbey are perfectly
satisfied with the country and wouldn't
trade for the best farm In Ireland. Star-
Missouri was tbe eighth State or the
Union In population In I860, and is now
fifth. Kansas was tbe thirty-third In I860
and twentieth In 1880. Tbe growth of Kan
sas bas been much more rapid than that of
This week Harper county it In the midst
of harvest. The yield of wbeat to far In ex
cest ol what wat expected, the crop being
much better than that of last year. Thirty
bushels to tbe acre It what our (oiks will
take la.Antiony RtpMiean.
Hoeing and frequently stirring tbe sur
face of the toil, are important In dry
weather. Those parts of tbe garden that
are most constantly cultivated show the
best results. Corn will stand most any
drouth if the totl around the hills be fre
There seems to be little doubt that the
Blue Valley road will soon be completed
from Manhattan, Kan., to Omaha, Neb. In
a talk with Mr. Nichols last Friday be in
formed us tbat tbey had a large forco of
men at work on the gap between Llucoln
and Beatrice and at soon aa that gap Is
closed, which will be in about three months,
the men will be put to work on the gap be
tween Marysville and Manhattan, and tbe
road pushed through as rapidly as possible,
Martiall County Soft.
Tbe decision of Judge Martin, or Atchi
son tbat only the Legislature bas constitu
tional power to grant charters to street rail
way, gat, water, telegraph and other com
panies, will, If sustained, causo an Immense
amount of 'special legislation" at Topeka.
it will also make void the franchises now
enjoyed by such corporation. There will
be no end of legislative jobbery under such
a system, but If It Is constitutional, tbe on
ly way to get rid of tuch burdensome legis
lation will be to amend tbe constitution.
The action of the supreme court In regard
to Judge Martin's decision will be awaited
with very general interest.
Durbin Ward. In tbe course of tbe amaz
ing speech be made before the Columbus
convention, declared lr he ever got into a
position to distribute patronage, be would
see thst the doctrine lo the victors belong
tbe spoils wat energetically enlorced.
Tblt was received with wild enthusiasm
by tbe convention.
While properly deploring the Insignifi
cance of our shipping Interest, we may
And a morsel of comtort In tbe fact that
tbe American railroads are worth almost
twice as much as Great Britain's railroads
and shipping combined. The British ship
ping to valued at $1,000,000,000; British
railroads at $3.700,000,000 ; American rail
roads at $6,390,010,090.
The Boston Aitmtitrr teemt to think tbat
the adulteration of lard should not be In
vestigated or Interferred wltb, and aays:
Perfectly pure lard of tbe best quality
costs more than most consumers are will
ing to pay, aud for very many purposes
bird mixed with tallow, stearine and cotton-seed
oil will do as well aa the very beat
correspondent of tbe Philadelphia
Pfttt nominates Justice Miller of the su
preme court for the presidency, on the
ground that be rendered verdict in favor
of cows and against oleomargarine, and
hence mast be both level-headed and pop-
alar with the fanners.
Taosaaa Seaalati was the trst person
tried BBder the tew Ohio taw Which Baku
It a erisjM to be a trasap. II was tried la
CladeaaU aad preatpUy eotTleted. The
penalty fer beisg a tnmp tt from one to
three years' Isaprlsaaitat.
The eptajaa aasas; baakera aeesaa to be
that the cweaey aaarket wW bo easy fer
SaStSSacfe WcSkfecttJi SA aMham ftaktkat ftaBcaa ssaatSss' shift
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Mr. towleta raetwtif fiwarita "1MJ
yoa mt tMak. what a taafcSoa balare
D a walla Praalfca who eaccla a loag
ItABIaAm JhmtMlaSvaalaifi JnM sfctma- mf
I aaa sjsjioi wIsHasi I
. who ootom MM taaTahitl hare
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Mrs. A. T. 8tcwart ranks as the
largest bolder or United States bonds.
She bas $30,989,090 In tbea and the never
could keep ,the coupons properly trlasmed
without hiring some help.
noadly was first a Whig, then a Demo
crat, then a Know-Nothing, then a etepub
llcan. then a Greeley Independent and now
a Democrat, ne it a sort of a political
A wild-eyed anarchist, in a lecture iuNew
York the other night, said it was proposed
by and by to sweep tbe idlers and capital
ists off the face of tbe earth by means of a
subtle poison placed in cigarettes, which no I
worklngman ever smokes.
llbode Island never bad a State flag until
recently, when she hoisted one, a blue sheet
with thirteen stars and an anchor of gold.
upon her State house.
Jeff. Davis vouchsafes tbe opinion tbat
Gen. McClellan was tbe best general of tbe
rebellion on tbe Union side. So be wat
for tbe Confederates.
Ths QraniMt Pieaio f 'Km All.
Tbe Chicago, Beck Island & Pacific road,
ever mindful of the wants and pleasures oj
the people, have resolved to give to the
people of Kansas Ci'y and surrounding
cities a cheap excursion to the cities of
Davenport, Rock Island and Moline, where
they can spend a day in viewing the en
chanting sights to be seen on tho most
beautiful islaud in tbe world. Here we will
visit the great Rock Island arsenal, the
great manufactories and water power at
Moline, and the celebrated Black Hawk
tower. In Davenport the party will be
shown around by the board ot trade, to the
Academy of Sclenco and public library, the
Griswold college,Grace cathedral, Soldiers'
Monument, Soldiers' Orphan Home, and
other places of Interest.
Carriages will be in readiness at the de
pot, and immediately after breakfast tbe
sight-seeing will commence. 4
One of the large and handsome steamers
of the Diamond Joe line will be waiting at
the wharf, and all wbo desire a short river
excursion on the Father of Waters will be
accomodated at au extremely low figure.
Tbe train will leave the Union depot in
Kansas City on Thursday, July 12, at C p.m.,
and will arrive at Davenport fer breakfast
next morning. After breakfast the Island
and the places of interest on tbe Illinois
side will be visited, after which tbe party
will return to Davenport ami spend the
aiteruoon, and start for home at 7:30, arriv
ing In Kansas City Saturday morning at!)
o'clock. The excursion will be conducted
under the auspices of the management of
the C, 1". I. & P. road, and everything will
be done to make the trip a pleasant one.
Tickets for the round trip will be sold at
very low rates. Elegant chair cais and
Pullman palace cars will accompany the
train, and parties wishing berths in sleep
ers can have them secured. For full infor
mation concerning rates, etc., address
Gcueral South-western Passenger Agent,
UK. E. KUDKlt,
liEBMAlC I'HVSICXAX AND HCKOEON. FeUUlId
diseases a sjiectalty; comi(eit and experienced
treatment. Office oneu day and night
ner-s uiiuuidit, uougu
as avenue, Wichita, han-lj-tf
Notice Is hereby given that th undersigned
have been appointed by the Judge or tha Dis
trict Court of Sedgwick county, Kansas com
missioners to condemn the water and I lie right
to divert the same from the Utile Araansas
rlrer: being a sufficient quantity or the uatcr
or theLlttla Arkansas river lo supply the In
habitants of ths city or Wichita in the county
or Sedgwick, Stats or Kansas, w lth natcr Tor
domettlc nse and for tbe extlnfruUhmest of
flres 5 to t dlvtrted from said Little Arkansas
river at a point on said river at and near Ilia
works or the Wichita Water Curanany within
the city or Wichita,- and to appraise the la'ue
or the water so to be taken, and to ne. the
damages to all persons injured thereby, bv rea
son or the diversion or the water or salif river
for such purposes ; and that wo hare been duly
sworn tn ralihrully.aud honestly discharge Die
duties or such commissioners ; and that we will
meet at a point on the Little Arkansas river at
ths woiks of tbe Wichita Water Compini.ln
ths city or Wichita, Ssdgwlck county. Kansas,
on ths sixth clay or August, A . II. lrH.!, at the
boar or ten o'clock a. h .and will then and
there proceed to make ucli condemnation, ai
pralsement aud assessment of damairea.
C. A. WALKKlt,
A. W. OL1VEK,
Wichita, Kansas, Jnne lb, 18S3. IS-
160 Acre 41-2 JCIes e:t of City.
And 41-2 Lots en South Water St
Inquire or J. C. Derby at the office or C. F
Darby A Co. 'a Implement qouse, or addres
post-office box So. 2a. 15 tt
MISS ALICE SUITS & CO.
Wish to call the attention or tbe Ladles or
Wichita to the fact that they are
Closing Out Tlicir
Stock of Millinery
At ItetJiired Hates.
No. Main Street.
Douglas Ave. Steam Laundry,
NORRIS& MARKS, Props.
All Work Done to Order at Reasonable Raits.
Kf Two doors east or Douglas ATenne Hotat.
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COISMATOBY OF MUSIC,
Corner or Emporia avenue aud William street.
To fall pwtlealan taqnlre at CourTorj.
New Short. Route
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lBaBs. ACBnft. McNVbWMC SMctoflVfll '
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Blank Boot Manufacturing,
Of every description
Done InVthBf Best- Style
iTTHK UIWKT PBICKS.
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Never advertise a bargain unless you have the bargains you ad
vertise. We have made it a life-long study to please the people.
It is useless
a-erain with ouirlarffe stock and low prices.
OUR DRESS GOODS DEPT
V 2fottr Complete. We hare a Large Stock of
COLORED SILKS, . r
BLACK SILKS, Etc.
Fine Assortment of AU
New ami Jfobby Styles.
OUR NOTION DEPARTMENT
Cannot be excelled in Assortment and Price's' fi I ' "
Biskep Lawas, Victoria Laffss, Linen Larni?,
Dotted Svriss, Lawss for 6 l-lc, Laees, Ribboss,
Gleres, Hesierj, Lace fellars Fichus, Etc.,
Silk DDlMaiis, Snrah Mantelets, Silk Mantelets,
Jersey Jackets, Light Jackets for spring wear,
Jersey Lily Ulsters, Debege lilsters, LiaeH lister.
Call and See Them.
We irivc Jiid l'eceieed a Larya Stocl: of
,'''.- From ' - . :
10 cents to S10. "-' ...
We can please you if you will examine Jhem.
Special Jnducemetih To Jtuy
Table Linens, Towels, Napkins, Etc.
A La rye StorR of
Bales Quilts, Marseilles Spreads, Etc.
77ie Best Assortment of
Sheeting, bleached Si unbleached, Muslin, Prints 61 Ginghams,
Ever shown by any house in the West.
E. P. HOVEY & CO.,
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G- r e a t - H o s
1& A.3-3SriFIOE53STT S'TJCCESS
r)XJE5IL.IOA.a?EID OXJK ZF'Tjrie.CHr.A-SIr.S,
Largest and Most Elegant Stock of Hosiery
Ever displayed in
. G3T Now-is tha time to make your purchases, as wc shall
no the same Unequalled Low "Tricar
the past three weeks. - - : '-, ' .
Extraordinary and Unparallelled Xvdtteements in
Bla'ck!.Gr63 , Grairi Silks,
Summer Silks, Satins.
DRESS GOODS, NECKWEAR, LACES, .
EMBROIDERIES, GLOVES, MITTS,HJ1TC.
t' . - t- (V
We hart added to ettr Immense lAne qfCbnel
THB . OWiaHTXP
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to attempt to deceive
t . I
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lhat, Iinve'cliaincterizeil.thls'.f ale (or
a ' t Ua ii.fi
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the public, and here we are.
( Stylish Misses1 and Children's Slippers.
A Large Slock of
Men's, Youth's and Boys' Boots,
Men's Shoes, Bojs'
Carpets. Carpets. Carpets.
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Now there is w question about our having tho
Largest and Best Selected Stock,
Lower Prices than any House in the Citv.
VELVETS, BODY AND TAPESTRY, 3-PLYS,
EXTRA-SUPER, MATS AND MATTING,
COTTON CARPET. IRISH BRUSSELS. HEMP,. Ac.
Don't lie carried away by the l.r per pent, reduction, for we will make
. Prices Lower than the Lowest.
SPRING AND SUMMER CLOTHING, HOBBY,;
fta?"' Kxniniue our jjomN
beforp buyiii,'. We feel
Men's White Shirts, Percaln Shirts, Cheviot Shirts, To a Chejp
Shirt for 25 cents.
SILK HDKFS, SILK TIES. LINEN LAWN TIES, LINEN UN
DERWEAR, GENTS' UNDERWEAR. COLLARS, Etc.
HJLQTS &; CAPS.
Nobby and Stylish Eats, Straw Hats, Eats of All Kinds.
lETIErW YORK STOBB
M KOHN & CO.
Staple and Fancy Dry -Goods;
I2T Four Doors north of
Bank of Commerce,
Loans Money on Real Estate, Petsonal, nnd Chattel Securities.
Receives deposits, Timo and
Buys und'ssells exchange; makes collections; negotiates municipal bond,
and transacts banking in all its branches.
No. 1" Douglas Avenue,
WICHITA BUSINESS COLLEGE.
0:EEi:rr JDJ-Z: ..AJfcnD ai'VBTTI-N-G-For
the reception of pupils in
Penmanship and Double Entry Bookkeeping.
TT?rXcc S PENMANSHIP, Course of 1? Lessims $ 6 00
i A fc-KMb . BOOKKEEPING, Course of 3 Jfonths W 00
r.LISSELL HAM. Main Strr.t.
SEDGWICK CITY BANK!
(A. II. NAiTZOKJt.)
WILL TRANSACT A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESJ6.
Buy and sell exchange, receire. deposit, make collection, etc.
SHORTT1MB LOANS ox GOOD PERSONAL SECURITY
FAJE&rM: iiOA.isrs a.t lo-weist bates.
.6- IN1EUFST PAID OtTTIMB DEPORTS.
S. M. GARETSON,
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Yoatbs & -Men.
eontidcut that we can
ta Goods, Trillings, Etc.
Pont-ojfice, Main Street, Wichita.
Dsmand, at Interaet.
r. C, I.KW1S, Prtepal.
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