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WICHITA, KANSAS, AUG. 16, 1883.
REPUBLICAN JUDICIAL CONVENTION.
At meeting ot tbe chairmen of the Re
publican Central Committees of the eeveni
counties comprising the 18tu Judicial Dis
trict, held at Kingman AuguU 9th, 1683, it
was determined that a Ilepublican Conven
tion be held tor the purpose of placing In
nomination a suitable person forjudge of
atd jMdiclal DUtrlct.
The convention will be held at Harper
City, in Harper county, on Wednesday,
September 12th, at 10 o'clock a. m.
The reprexentation of the various coun
ties is as follows:
llutlcr Nine delegates.
Sedgwick Nine delegates.
Harper Four delegates.
Kingman Four delegates.
Itarber Three delegates.
Comanche One delegate.
The (election of the delegates to be made
in Mich manner as the Central Committees
ol the various counties shall designate.
L. 11. Junsox, jr., Kingman.
W. E. Staklky, Sedgwick,
K. I). Stbattoru, Butler,
(!. V. KitAJiMs, Harper,
K. S. Hust, Barber.
The Kaglk has been of themlnilfortoinc
tinio that Ccu. IV. T. Sherman Is the man
above all others for the Itcpubllcans to
nominate as their iilandartl bearer next
year. There i no other such figure. Hon
est. rough and ready, a patriot and a bcro ;
the soldier and the citizen would rally to
his name with the irrc&Utaule sweep of
Craul'n tiri-l campaign, or the tnthtulakm
of "loj cabin and bard elder" days. Sher
man ii not only the soldiers ideal and the
citizens patriot, but he is at heart with the
j;reat mama- of the people. He hates the
shatni of codlUh aristocracy and denounces
the toariyltin of Wblngton otHcIal life In
a manner that wins the love aud respect ol
plain aud hoiicft people. There are at
leant mi hundred reasons why William
TectiniM'h Sherman should be, and proba
bly will be, the nominee of luo ilepublican
parly fur President, among ottierj the car
rying nut the Sherman monetary policy,
but the great reason i the fact that be
could not be beaten before the American
And right hen: ue desire to ask II Judge
Hun i appointment was a parlimi appoint
ment ? Is it not a fact that he owes his ap
pointment entirely to the unanimous en
dorsement of Ibis bar? Aud is It not fact
that If nuy respectable number of our bar
bail requested it tho governor stood icady
to appoint a Ilepublican to this olliee!1 Call
it then-lure bis said that Judge Harris owes
his piesoiit position to parlisanismJ Ota
eon, And liht hero we desiic to say that
Judge Harris' appointment was a partisan
appointment, notoriously and undeniably
such. 11. C. Slllss bad the unanimous en
dorsement of this bar, if we except Harris'
sou and tho Dales, and not until a telegram
hail been received fromTopcka announcing
tint (Illek ould, under no circumstances,
appoint any onu but a Democrat, did the
Wichita bar consent to endorse Harris.
We don't know what the JUacoa means by
'If any respectable number of our bar bad
requested It tho governor stood ready to
appoint a ilepublican." It can't mcau to
convey the truth. Judge Harris owes bis
atiiHiinluicul wholly aud solely to the fact
that be is anold-lliuo Democratofthc Click
stripe, and the lUacun, by Intimating any
thing else, shows Itself to be the blindest
partisan that ever raised a biased and one'
sided howl fur its man right or wrong, all
ol which we can proto by tho cutlre ltc,
publican bar or Wichita, cery one of the
members ol which were at the meeting that
iiiiauiinously endorsed Sluss.
CONCERNING A DEMAGOGUE.
Judso John Martin, of Topeka, has re
signed the chairmanship of the Democratic
State Central Committee. In doing that
thing he delivered himself ol a speech
which for uublushlug oflielal pap-sucklng
has seldom been excelled. After grandllO'
illicitly dcelariug for a campaign on the
'national platform," he said many usslulne
and blggoted men had tilted their bilns
with a side issue of prohibition and anti-
prohibition, but that such men were badly
olf. Think of such talk coming from a man
who for years has been the acknowledged
head of the Democratic party of Kansas,
and who has never held an ofllcc not given
him, directly or Indirectly, by Itcpubllcans,
The fact, known of all men, that ullck was
elected holly and solely becauso of the
prohibition issue, and that be, Martin, is
the appointee or Click, direct, ho not only
ignores but denies. This demagogue while
talking of Democratic success in Kansas on
u national platform Is, in the tame act and
moment, loosclng.hts Democratic borJUs that
be may the more surely as a non-partisan
ami as a hypocrite secure a powerful post
lion which lie will use to the breaking
down of the Republican paily and the
building up of his own. While instructing
the Democrats to stand by the parly organ
izatioii. he himself, begs lo be cxcuseduntll
tliKiiigh the disorganization of the Itcpub
lieaii patty over a question which he de
dares is not In issue, be can get hold of the
judgship agalu. Ah a spy ho assures tho
Democrats that Ills tntllorshlp is only a
seeming, and that while he In a non-partl
sau candidate they need not distrust bis
partisanship when once elected.
To all this thin aopblstry and open game
of gobble, the Republicans of the Third
District have lent themselves willing tools.
This Democratic mogul, this pro-slavery
rival of (Hick, and, his appointee, rides
rough shod through the Ilepublican organ
ization. not only defying and destroying It
to far as that district Is couccrncd, but ab
solutely commanding at the hands of its
members the most powerful office in their
gilt, which is to be used and only used to
perpetuate. Democratic rule in Kansas, and
until this double-dealing appointee, Martin,
or somo one of his stripe is landed in the
U. S. Senate. Probably the loosest spec!
men of political dlarrhu-a that ever afflicted
the Republican party of Kansas Is a lawyer
by the name of A. II. Jctmore, of Topeka,
but ir we lived lu the Third Judicial Dis
trict wc would veto for Jctmore for Judge
tsefore we would couscut to become a tool
to the thin game being played by this cx
rhairmau ot the Kansas Democracy, and
bis few hot and void blowing strikers. Mar
tin, It Is claimed by the oracles, did bis du
tyasajudgc. Of course he did. He could
not bave done any thing else without vio
lating bis oath. What caught the cranks
was the fact that be made of his charges to
Juries buncombe stump speeches on pur
pose, and according to programme of Click,
Martin, Fcnlon & Co.
SLUSS AND HARRIS.
There It a Democratic dally published at
Topeka, which since Glick's elevation to
the Governorship of Kansas, baa managed
to make its squeaks beard at times, but It
it almost sure to put its noltc in at the
wrong place. This Democratic peeper last
week wauled to make a point far Judge
Harris, to shut IU eye and fired away with
the worst fool howl possible for Its man, by
declaring that Sluss has been a railroad at
toruey. What the writer could have been
thinking or when he tried to make such a
point against 11. C Sluss passes our com
prehension. Of all the men in the last leg
islature who bothered the railroads, of all
the men who stood up for maximum rates,
of all the Senators wbn made speeches d
fining the rights of the people as against
corporations, no man, Representative or
Senator was to bold, clear aud uncomprom
Itiair as Senator Sluss. He could neither
be scared, coaxed or bought, and the blun
der or UieVesrasf it somewhat amusing.
But what renders the Journal1! remarks on
railroad attorneys still more Incomprehen
sible is the fact that it is supporting John
Martin forjudge of the Third District, who
it notoriously the candidate of Peck and
Merritt the two greatest railwsjr attorneys
In the Slate, and who is backed by the great
railway organ of the State.
"TWIN THE RASCALS MIT."
A" report of the Commissioner of Internal
KevcsHte, Jttst published, snows that dor-
"tag the part seven years the sa of 88S,-
Mt,7 Bs ben collected from Internal
TtTftjs taxation, and paid into the treaa-
,rrvwMat a eeat of loss, white Ue ex
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at. af the -awaeteoHected.
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The announcement of Judge Harris wc
clip from tbeTWicblta aoc, and while
we bave not a word to say against the
Judge's Integrity or ability, it Is still our
painful duty to Inform him that he standi
no show of getting there on an Indepen
dent platform. The Judge Is a life-long,
dyed-in-the-wool Democrat, and got his ap
pointment because of his loyalty to the par
ty and especially to Gov. Glide. To his ap
pointment wc had not the slightest objec
tion. Gov. Glide did no more than the
square thing by Mr. Harris in making the
appointment, but then, for the Judge to at
tempt to ring in now as an independent,
non-partisan ; It's too thin, Judge, too ex
ceedingly thin. And, then, the slmon pure
of Barber county won't indorse you, Judge
In such a proceeding, for they have resolv
ed that none but Democrats shall he on
guard. Don't lose your position in the
ranks, Judge, to go skirmishing around on
uncertainties, because if you do, you will
throw away all opportunities for the future.
If you stick right to the text, there may
accidentaly be another Democratic Govern
or elected sometime, and another judicial
district formed and you may get the ap
pointment for judge again ; but if you try
to rub off the moss now, which has to long
clung to your spinal column, and come in
at a half-breed, you will be left like an an
cient maverick, to wander unclaimed on
the political range, while Henry C. Sluss,
whom we all know as a thoroughbred, will
quietly graze in the Judicial pasture. Uti-
icine LoJgt Crtntt.
THE FORT SCOTT ROAD WEST.
A number of our business men visited
Wichita last week for the purpose of con'
suiting with the Fort Scott people regard'
Ing their building a lailroad through the
county. The company signified their will
ingness and Intention to build west through
the county aud now are ready to submit
propositions to the various townships along
the proposed route, asking for aid. A
meeting ot the citizens was held on Friday
in Judson's Hall to arrange for submitting
propositions in this township. A com
mittee consisting of V. 0. Almond, 11.
Stout, C. It. Cook, J. A. Cragun and E. W.
Stafford were appointed to circulato the
petition calling the electiou to vote the
necessary aid. We learn that the company
asks no bonds until the road is constructed
and in operation to the town of Kingman.
Propositions will be submitted to Evans,
Galesburg, White, Mnncscab, Iioosicrand
Wc hope ail will unite in this effort and
ere the tun of another summer smiles upon
us, the snort of the locomotive of two rail
roads will be reverberating among the hills
and dales ot one ol the finest counties of
tho Stale, and the proud Queen of the Nln-
nescah will Hep to the front a formidable
rival of Wichita, Hutchinson or Newton.
KANSAS PENSION AGENCY.
From the books of Major N. A. Adams,
United States Pension Agent for the States
of Missouri, Kansas and Colorado, New
Mexico and Indian territories, wc take
some figure that will doubtless be or In
terest to the general reader :
Total uuMberof ixnsloners In thldlst...l7,5i3
liruiel irom lue roil uimngpasi ji-nr...
Inrnium fnr tliA tf&r . S.&Sl
J'et Increase to urutlon roll '2,iil
Tho total disbursements for the year
ucic84,181,C5C33. There are 158 widows
of the war or 1812 drawing pensions at this
ageucy. There are three widows or rcvo.
lullouary pensioners oa the rolls, at ?8 per
month, as Tollows. Rebecca Burch, Hal
stcd; Nancy Eubark, Vermont, Missouri ;
Mchitabcl Wctmorc, 341 Tyler street, To
peka. CASSAMICCIOLA'S DEAD.
Later details or the horrors of the earth
quake on tbo little isle oflschia, in tho bay
of Naples, and which occurred two weeks
ago, shows that the first accounts were not
overdrawn. It will stand as one or the
principal horrors of the century. The
Neapolitan and Soman authorities bave
been vigilant (fearing the approach of the
cholera) in their attempts to avert a pestil
ence. It is deemed unsafe to unearth the
dead at Cassainlcclola, and the town will
be inundated with llmo water, and left
a true necropolis. The victims on the whole
Island numbered over 4,000 dead alone, but
Vesuvius is trowing up lava, which is run
ning to the southwest, and toward a town.
President Arthur has set a first-class ex
ample tor everybody to follow in there'
snect shown to Sunday on his present tour,
He declined to start on Sunday, and bis first
Sunday on the road was passed quietly at
Green River. Wyoming Territory. The ob
servance of Suuday at a day or rest from
worldly wear and tear is no less advantage
ous physically than it is mentally and mor
ally, and we are glad to see the President
throwing tho influence or his example up
on the rlcbt side. Every inroad that Is
made upon Sunday as a day of rest is a ill
rcct reduction of the productive power,
physical or mental, or the workers who
abridge Its rest. The law of rest Is no less
Imperative than the law of work. Spring-
fitld (Man.) Inion.
JUST WHAT THEY ALL WANT.
The Lawrence Journal wants a straight
Kcpubllcan ticket, made up of straight Re
publican aud selected by a straight aud
full Ilepublican vote lu Douglas county In
November, That is just what we want in
Lyon county, and all over the State of Kan
sas this coming rail. Emporia Seat.
A very laudable ambition and one that
can be made to materialize not only this
coming fall but at all succeeding fall dec
lions. A straight Ilepublican ticket on a
sound Ilepublican platform always wins lu
Kansas. Common tctaltA.
This Is our ticket. A straight Kcpubll
can ticket on a sound Republican platform,
will win lu Uourbon county and It Is the
only tiling that will win. Our motto is a
square stand up fight for Ilepublican nomi
nees for every office. ft. Scott Monitor.
Senator Plumb says he will tako great
pleasure in assisting all who desire to se
cure carp to put in ponds anywhere in the
State. The fish commissioner at Washing
ton is in possession of enough of the finny
tribe to supply all demands, and everybody
who has a pond, or can make one, should
avail themselves of this opportunity, and
application should be made as soon as pos
sible, as the time for securing them will ex
Dire on the ISth or October next. Senator
Plumb has blanks for making application
for any number that may be desired.
WHAT IS A CROP.
The United States Department ol Agri
culture, in its crop reports, fixes the fol
towing the standard of a full crop :
Wheat, IS bushels per acre ; corn, 32 bu
shels; oats, SO bushels; rye 13 bushels;
barley, 21 bushels ; and potatoes 100 bushels
per acre. In its reports, when it is stated
that a certain crop is 100 it means that it is
up to the full standard, as stated above.
Thus, if It is said that wheat in Kansas
averages 135 per cent. It means that it is 25
per cent, above a full standard average;
while if It is announced that the corn crop
ot Illinois is 83, It means that It is 5 per
cent, below a full average crop.
KANSAS STATE FAIR.
The Kansas State Fair Aasodation, the
Kansas State Horticultural Society, the
Kansas Wool-growers' and Sbeep-breeders'
Association, the Kansas Poultry and Pet
Stock Society and the Kansas Band Union
have all united to hold the Third Annual
Kansas State I'alr, at Topeka, September
10th to 15th, iaduslve, 1868. The prospects
fora magnificent display of. stock, farm and
garden produce, and the other general In
dustries of the State were sever as good as
this year. ,
WHY RETIRE IHiALLS.
Things look ore and more as if it would
be Mcult to defeat Mr. IagaHs re-election
to the Senate. Miami SefmUitn.
What Is Ue use of defoatiag IagaHs?
Has be net made a fal-tnl repraaeatattva,
aad has 1m Bet on every ooeasJon proven
himself capaMa of aaalBg latotHgeaUy
every question before Congress r In ear
est urtloa no tree Kiassa, pread of Ms
State aad its tradiUoM, saoaM listen fer
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LETTER FRM REV. HEWITT.
Edijcduegii, Scotland, July 2G, 1835.
Tt th EiUor of (h ZfU:
Yon fully Intended to write, at least once
In two weeks, In order to give your impres
sions of the country and the people, but
somehow you find the weeks run into
months in an unaccountable way, and your
letter writing has been much neglected.
You feel very much inclined to write
about the farmers of Ireland, England and
and Scotland, but It is an endless theme,
and you only wonder why men of fair in
telligence will persist in renting land at
from 15 to 25 shillings per acre per auuum,
when in the United States and In Australia
they can buy just as good land for what
one year's rent would amount to. And yet
if a farm is to let there are from ten to
twenty applicants for it. This is not so
wonderful in Ireland, or in England, but
in many parts of Scotland the land is very
poor, and it is all the farmer can do, in many
cases, to pay his rent and keep his family,
with nothing left as a store for old age or
for the liberal education of his children
The merchants and manufacturers are the
men who, during the last fifty years, have
risen In wealth, culture and power in this
land. It is sneeringly said that "the Scotch
arc a nation of shopkeeper?." The shop
keepers havo the money, and even blood
has to give way very often here to bullion.
Not so apparent as cither blood or bullion
Is brain. Higher education has been and is
well attended to, and this city is the very
head center of higher education In Scot
land. There arc from three to four thou
sand students attending the various schools.
They come up from all parts of the world
to read theology and law, but more espec
ially medicine. Everything is favorable to
intellectual culture. A cool bracing cli
mate, historic associations and traditions,
grand libraries, able teachers and lecturers
in all departments, good buildings, galleries
of art and last but not least the purest and
best social surroundings. If a young man
cannot be inspired in such a place to do
welt there U very little hope for him.
There arc also flue advantages lor young
ladles. Edinburgh Is not alone in her ed
ucational work. St. Andrews, Aberdeen
and even commercial Glasgow have each
their universities and schools for special
tending. All over the laud in each little
village there is some placo where at little
expense a preparatory course can be taken,
preparatory to college, and even in these
small placet the preparation for a universi
ty course is complete. And still further
common school education is compulsory
now. But enough of this, you arc inter
ested in the antiquities ot the fine old city,
you visit the old castle, you look at the
crown aud the sword and the diamonds.
"The regalia of Seottland." "The tceptre
performed its last grand Icglslatlvo olilec
by ralirylug the treaty of Union with Eng
land on tho ICth or January, 1707." A little
further on you come to the little bed-room
where James VI was born, aud you look
out of the window from which, when eight
days old, be was let down lu a basket to
the plain below, a precipitous descent of
some three hundred feet. Poor Mary!
even yet the sympathies of tender hearts
go out to her, when her troubled lire and
tragic death arc remembered.
Passing down High street you come In St.
Giles church, or as it Is called, cathedral.
This is the old place and a grand structure
It is where John Knox boldly set forth the
doctrines or the reformation. The same
place In which Jenny Oddies hurled her
stool at the head or Dr. Harm when he
undertook, in the time or Charles, to read
tho English prayer book to Scotcli prcby
tcrians. A little further on arc the houses or par
liament and the courts. Casually going In
to these you find a crowd In one or the halls
and arc informed that the rioton at Stronie
Ferry are to be sentenced.
Early June, just as the fishing season be
gan, the Inhabitants ol the district around
Stronie Ferry, in the north or Scotland,
were very indignant at the railway coin-
panics for shipping the fish caught on Sat.
urday to market on Sabbath morning, and
a number of them said it should not be
done, and for one or two Sundays they car
ried out their purpose by fordbly resittin
the railroad companies. At last, however,
the arm of tho law was evoked and they
were arrested, brought to Edcnburgh and
ten of the leaders were put upon their trial
for riot and disorder, convicted, and yet'
tcrday were sent Tor lour months to be Ira
prisoned in close confinement. These men
were conscientious iu their resistance or
tho railroad. They were moved by strong
religious convictions to do what proved to
be unlawlul, yet the law was executed up
on them, and there were no county com
mlssloncrs to pardon them out.
IT MUST GO.
Senator Cockrell, (Democrat) or Missouri,
says of the disregard in St. Louis or the
high license law :
'The saloon men of St. Louis aro cuttiu
their own throats more skillfully and rap-
Idly than any one else can do tho job for
them. Thoy have stirred up a hornet's
nest, and the result will be that they will
get badly stung. They will array the
wholo moral sentiment against their busl
ness, and the result will be that many men
who have not been prohibitionists will be.
come such, and the cause of prohibition
will be greatly strengthened."
The announcement of the Wichita Kaou;
that Senator Sluss wilt not ben candidate
for governor is a disappointment to a great
many people. The Sonator will allow bis
name to go before the judicial convention
of his district and he will doubtless be nom
luatcd and elected. This will take him out
of polities so far as being a candidate, for
any other olliee is concerned, but his lnflu.
ence In shaping political action will doubb
less be continued. SUrliig Qaultt.
Itcfcrnng lo the IUgi.tc's announcement
that II. C. Sluss will not be a candidate for
Governor, we remark that this would prove
a mighty lonesome and unprofitable world
for the Paola JUpuUican. tbould lien Slmp
son suddenly collapse or be removed from
olliee. In such an event so far as that will
Ing organ Is concerned the vicarious atone
ment would go unaccounted for, and the
dally sunshine prove a waste of raw heat.
Confederate bonds issued are said to ag
gregate $."i00.000,000 in par value, and to be
owned as follows : $150,000,000 In Holland,
$50,000,000 In Paris and Frankfort, SIM),-
000,000 in Kngland and the balanco iu Amer
ica. It Is said that while the Confederacy
was in existence its bonds sent to Europe,
In payment for goods and munitions of
war, were accepted at from forty to sixty,
eight cents on tho dollar.
AN EXPLANATION DEMANDED.
We protest. In an associate pre is dis
patch, sent out from Wichita, Wednesday,
concerning tho immense corn crop or that
county, the press agent coolly Informs us
that should the ears be placed end to end
they would reach all the way from Wichita
to Cairo, Egypt, via London. In the Wich
ita Eagle, of Thursday, (the editor of the
Eaulk is the associate press agent), tho
statement Is made that the ears laid end to
end would reach from' Wichita to London.
This is imposing on tho credulity of the
public. If the Eagle Palingenesis man
says Egypt, and sticks to it, wc are forced
to believe him, as there could be no object
in lying about eight or ten thousand miles ;
but as be says Cairo In the dispatches, and
London lu his paper, wc must protest. Wo
swallowed the lOCbushels-to-the-acro oats
story, the 153 pound cat-fish yarn,' with
some misgivings, to be sure, and are trying
to bolt the no-bushel-corn He, but we can't
ret over the slight discrepancy between
London and Cairo. Everybody believes
that Sedgwick county will harvest nine
million bushels of corn this fall, because
the Eagle says so; and no one disputes
that after the crop Is gathered a rail fence
forty-seven feet high will have to be built
around the entire county to furnish crib
room, leaving over a million bushels to be
piled op in adjoining counties, but to say
that even the stalks upon which the corn Is
grown, if put end to end, would reach to
the land where Joseph went to get some
thing to eat, is spreading it on rather too
thick. As the poet of the Nle of America
'Fades the dream ot old Egypt's stream
with ages hoary-
Pales Ue charm of Africa's woadcrfnl
la the presence of jaivari's loaely glory,
Jkad shadowless Genesis
For o'er this regal tide which, unkaown
to elaste sear,
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The heavy rains of the past two weeks
Insure a heavy corn crop.
Candidates are going the rounds consult
ing the wishes of the dear people even to
far as to patronize a Sunday school conven
tion. A large force is at work on the new rail
road causing quite a demand tor country
We are requested to call the attention ol
the proper authorities to the almost impas
sable condition of the bridges on the grade
running west from town.
A larger acreage than usual will be town
to wheat this fall. The ground Is iu splen
did condition and the work Is being rapid
ly pushed forward.
With one railroad under course of con
struction and another being surveyed, the
west side begins to loom up.
A two hundred dollar fence is to be put
around the valuable school property lie
longing to the Star district.
Mr. Stover will soon move to his new
home over the river, leaving behind at
least one heart to mourn, but don't grieve
its only twenty miles, and the new railroad
will soon be completed.
It is our private opinion publicly express
ed that the PtoMbitioniUU gratuitous flings
at the Presbyterian church will not result
in any good to the temperance cause, and
further, its our opinion that professed tem
perance people are not aiding the cause by
circulating such "temperance literature."
There is no portion of Kansas that will
compare, in productiveness, with the Wal
nut valley. Iu fact, we defy the world to
show an equal extent of territory which
has produced the same amount of wealth,
per capita, as has this valley during the
present year. Jugutta Advance.
f- The wonder of this statement will shrink
somewhat when it is made known that the
valley only averages from one hundred to
five hundred yards wide.
The sixteenth annual reunion of the so
ciety of the Army of Tennessee will beheld
at Cleveland, Ohio, on Wednesday, and
Thursday, October 17th and ISth.
Well Boring and Drilling
I'roiiiplty dona In PodKWfck and surrounding
counties. Artesian wells made and prosiiecting
done. Satlsrurllon Guaranteed. Twelvryrars'
exiierlence. Oulliu for lo. Address
Or leave orders with M. A. bayles, dealer In
pumps, etc., Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kan
PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL I'LASTEUINO,
deulrli'i? work in my line will
,1. r. Allen's Drug Store,
(5? Country Work Solicited.
'.'SO acres In sec. Sl.t .vp,', r. , Gypsum tirp.
160 acres lu see. ?-', twp. a!, r. Sw, Anon twii.
100 acres iu m-o.13, twD.v'3, r. 2o, Gyieumlwut
ICO acres lu sec. 21, twp. TJ, r. lw, Onlu tnrp.
160 acres In rfc. SO. twii. 28, r. 4w. Krle twp.
All of the aboTe lamia will be sold for cash, fol
on tiniest tf per cent ltitereston payment Afone
tninicaii. a lazy vtanwiit tiarvton city oj tnrui.
An ennretie man can invest the proceeds of hU
crops in V.ft. S per cents in three years and live
(a 8ieii on me luie.rgb.
Harris & Harris.
OCice same building with U. S. Land Office.)
Globe Iron Works.
Douglas Ave , 2 blocks f itt or Freight Depot.
FARIES FLAGG, Proprietors.
Make all kinds of Iran &. Brass Castings.
Sitliincrj of a!l kinds Repaired on Short Met.
53- Cash raM for old Itrass & Iron Castings
' , &. BUILDER,
BUILDS DOUSES l!i THE CITV OR COUSTKT.
JCj- OIUc" at Ills Sash, Door aniHillml Mann
factory, on the ivisl elite of Slain street, north
of Iha Occidental Hotel, Wichita, Kansas. 40-
0. G. JACOBS,
VALLEY CENTER, KANSAS.
Maor Shrlrenham at the head.
Choice Tigs tor sale.
A. H. WOOD
Bridles, Collars, Whip3,
And everything kept In a well steeled Harness
1 am selling goods as low as the lowest for csMi.
repairing promptly done,
E. W. LASSfiLVa
All netlisg Balst. A. Certain Cars For
Scalds, burnt, croup, kidney-complaint,
cuts, boils, bunions, carbuncles, chapped
bands, scratches, calks, ticks and all old
At the earnest solicitation of many friends
and acquaintances, who have made a thor
ough and satisfactory trial of my "All Ileal
Ing Balsam," I take this method of intro
ducing it to the public at large, that tbe ben
efits to bo derived from its use may be enjoy
ed by all who are afflicted with any of the
aliments above enumerated, or who have
stock in such way as to demand treatment
for any of the above named afflictions. It
will be foiihd'on calo at tho drug store of J.
r. Allen, Uoujlas avenue, Wichita, Kansas,
and by, my traveling agenta. Full directions
with every bottle. Trice, uO cents per bottle.
tf E. W. lAssnx.
CONSKBVATOBT OF I0SIC,
earner of Emporia aienne and William street,
eouUi ( IkMixla avenne,
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Foi fall iirttatlsrs inqnlre at Conservatory.
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It Is lio longer ueccssary to speak
of Kansas as a State. She stands
of the West the acknowledged queen.
Western States Hie region comprising the lower Arkansas and Ninnescali
Valloys is to Kansas the garden spot of the State.
The last ten years have demonstrated beyond question that Southern
Kansas is more genial in climate, more
than any other portion of the West.
these conditions unite in such harmony to make possible the establishment
of the ideal farmer's home. Many such arc springing up into living pictures,
and adorn the landscape on every hand.
The projection of two lines of railroad from Wichita west and south
woil through the counly and beyond opens up a hitherto practically undevel
oped country, where lauds aro still cheap, and than whichhere is nothing
better in the State. T ho ricks of whrat and dark green fields of corn over
laden with heavy cars seen on every hand tell the story of the value of these
We havo taken pains to extend our list in this direction, and have on
onr books many thousand'acrcs, not only of tho highly cultivated and high
priced lauds iu the Arkansas Valley and adjacent thereto, but equally rich
lands farther west and southf.it prices accommodated equally to the plethoric
purse of tho speculator anil the moro limited means of the poor man seckiug
a home Subjoined is :i partial list of our lands.
214 A choice home farm of lliacres, adjoin
InK the city, two-story brick house wllhc
rooms, barn and outbuilding;, 2 acres choice
rrait, 0 acres In grains, 3 acres In small
Trulls, all In bearing, 23 acres timber,
fencd, living water, litis U a bargain.
2KI-100 acres 2'J miles fiom city, Clihliolm
creek lauds, to acres In cultivation, honse,
mortal, etc. A bargain at 3,200.
22389 acres 1 ii miles from town, second Iwt
toin, CO acres in cnlllvnliiin, overlooking
town. Ktne jilace for residence, 3,2il
219-:eo acres 3,'i miles west of town, 2 houses
and liarns, Irult and lorret trers, all In
lilxli ttate or cultivation, best Uiwskin
lands. 10, MO.
?:n-ica acres 4 miles from city, good honso,
orchard and irrove, nedjed, in good culti
20.1 83 acres 4 miles west, all In good cultiva
tion, good house and barn. 3,.V)0.
201 bO acres la same imarter, all In cultiva
203 100 acres 4 miles vrejt, a choice quarter.
200 1C0 acre3 4J miles west, in good cnlilva
tlon, bouse, fruit and rurest trees; n Lice
a7-lCO acres S miles west, fioe hou and
barn, several acres fiult and foreafireea,
in high cultivation ; an elegant farm home.
jagloo acres S miles wet. good homo, plenty
or rrult, grove, hedged; a pleasant place.
The Iut eight numbers w ill surround a thriv
ing railroad village on the extension of the .an
ta t'o west In a lew inunths, and will be among
the most desirable places near Wichita tor resi
1100 acresSinlles southwest of Wichita,
all hedged and crossed, a Hue grove, fruit.
house ; a line uiwstin larm. ,w.
3t0-acres miles south, half Inealtlvatlon,
house and stable. &50.
C0-1G0 acres prairie, OUsholmli ,ttom. B,U)0.
CI to acres prairie Hi miles north. 2,400.
79--2W acres ii miles from Derby, 30 acres
under plow. 2,400.
83 ISO acres 3j; mlle3 southeast, well im
proved, hedged, good house, fruit anil Tor
est trees, a very desirable jilace. &SJpcr
21.'i"S0 acres 2Jf miles northeast, second bot
11388 acres 3 miles south, in excellent culti
vation, hedged, plenty of fruit ami fcrest
trees, ait rich llrnt bottom land. 3,200.
10 100 acres, large dwelling, barn and out
buildings, all fenced wire and hedge, or
chard, s acres timber ; line place. B.ctM.
10320 acres 1J4 miles from town. 1,500.
5I0W0 acres prairie, 10 mllea out. 0,000,
ALONK WESTERN KXTEXSIOX Of SAX
TA KE KAILUOAU.
813-3J0 acres, all best Cowakln bottom laud,
30 acres native timber, 230 In cultivation,
2 houses, 2 barns and all other outbuild
ings, 8 acres tight board corrar, 30 acres
hedged pasture, Smiles hedge, 3 each aud
1 apple orchards, stream ol living water.
'1 his Is a great bargalu at 8.C0O
81 1 MO acres 4," ndles from town, 130 acres
under cultivation, hotum ami good cellar,
stable 20X4J, '20 acres fencol with wire,
each orchard. 2,000.
T4 32U acres 3' miles from tlatlon. good
houte, orchard, water, Improved. 5,wl
73320 acres, Improved. hou, orchard ; a
good place. Cheap at S.OOO.
l(7 1C0 acres 6 miles west, 1 ta acres In culti
vation, house, granary, stable, etc.; Lheap
433-lfiO acres 8 miles west, new house, 5 acres
orchard, all hedged. 3,2ai.
1123-100 acres all in high cultivation, hedged,
a bargain. 3,M0.
1138-320 acres 14 miles west, 1 qnarter well
Improved, line grove, house, other quarter
raw prairie. S.BOO.
1111 ICO acres all In cultivation, fine grove and
orchard, .( mile from station ; a bargain.
1113 1C0 acres 1 mile west from station, 80
acres In cultivation, gol bouse. 200.
Sia 100 acres 12 miles west, 0 miles from sla-
si .t xou-.Tjn um (Viwskln land. SO acrel in
cultivation, orchard, house, stable, ete.-
!)1 320 acres 3 miles from station 3,cuo.
1121 100 acres 4 miles from proposed station.
400 1C0 acres, 120 acres In cultivation, house.
llC-lCOacrea 1 mile north or line. 1,200.
207lia acres, welt Improved farm, 10 mile
southwest on Kt. Scolt roiile. 2,iu.
tACjO acres southwest. 1 ,200.
10O0 -320 acres, honse and stable, 20-1 aciesln
cultivation, all bottom, waterHl by the
north Mnneecah. :2,60O.
12J 1C0 acres, all bottom, CO asres in cultiva
tion in onru. 1,250.
UO 1C0 acres in high cultivation, 7 acres in
grove and fruit, good house ; a choice farm,
1 mile from new town or Marshall. 3,209.
733320 acres, 130 In cultivation, g od honse,
living water and wells, foreat and rrolt ;
a bargain. 1 J,' miles rrom new town of War
" 126100 acres, hall under cultivation, B acres
Inline grove, best bottom land, li miles
rrom station. 2,000.
230 Hairsectlon land between new towns ou
Santa Fe extension, 1H mlrs from each In
NInnescah and Smoot creek bottoms, wa
teml by living brook, 143 acres nader cul
tivation; a bargain, special-lor ten days.
lumbers marked with a have been sold while this list was in prepsv
ration, in part as depot and townsites for the Santa Fo westers extension.
Wo havo some special bargains on our booki, la tho range of im edi
atc railroad developments, which wc regard m the beat in the market aad
which wc will take pleasure in showing to our cmtomers ta quality of soil
not to be excelled, and in price far below their real Yalae. The prices range
from $200 to $1,500 per qnarter for lands that Vonr judgment will double ia
value, within the next six months,. We bare several thousand aeret of tlieae
lands; aad cau accommodate the views of the qeetiter or the iawift-it.
We oier above a limited Ifcty.to which we riwH add from time to time
a press of .business pcrits,ad sabjeet ta cbasfes from sale from day to
a We do conveyancing, coHeet reautffaytaies ami reat land, of which
latlcr we bave a Urge Tst ta our central, to be tamed anbject to ease. -
WcBegoUale optional ai weHasixedVloa-staall tatagathe
bttsiaeas of a nret-clatB Real Estate Ageaeyt
Wo loek.the butaeM. from Hr. -terie at lie staHeet
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Real Estate Agency.
iu unceitrtin terms of tho capabilities
pre-eminent anion-- the agricultural States
And what Kansas is to the other
bountiful and certain in productions,
Nowhere else in all our broad land do
CI3 320 acres, Klnneecah seconl bottom, 2
11uiKe3.su acre in cultivation ; a bargain
Gil ICO acres. Improved, home, well, etc.
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in ii, 3 west. Cheap as dirt at
CtO 320 acres, together or separate, 2 bouses,
100 acres In cultivation. 2.800.
C47--160 acres near Mnnescah bridge, bottom
land, under cultivation. l.GOO.
CIS32D acres, improved, in Alton 2,000.
7AT-1C0 acres 2 miles southwest present town
or Marshall. 1.500.
7M-1C0 acres adjoining above. 1,500.
140 SO acres 8 miles sontbeast, honse 14x24.
stable, etc., good stock water, SO apple, so
peach, 60 cherry and 300 plnm trees, and
'SO a0 acres 8 miles southeast, C5 acres under
cultivation, house 3 rooms, stables, etc.;
0 acres fenced for hogs, living water, 150
apple, 50 iieach.SO cherry. 200 plum and
small fruit, 12 OV0 cottonwoods. 2.000.
1138 1C0 acres 8 miles southeast, 13 seres In
limber, CO acres In cultivation, good house,
barn, etc.; a bargain. 2,000
Its 240 acres ten miles east of town, 110 acres
in cultivation, barn 50x32, honse IJf story
14x24, and other outbuildings, I mile of
hedge, louo jach ami a few apple and
cherry trees. 3.500.
170 ICO acres 13 miles from town. 20 acres
fenced with hedge, all timber, 120 nnder
cultivation, honse 2nx22, grain house 26x38.
corn crib 8x30, and other buildings, all
hedged, good water, Una young orchard.
111780 acres 4 miles from Valley Center, bot
tom land, all under cultivation, bouse,
corn cribs and other buildings, all under
hedge, u acres apple, peach, plum, etc.
1111-100 acres 12 miles southcastof Wichita
and close to Derby, 130 acres under culti
vation, house 18x18, stable, corn crib, etc.,
1 mile or hedge, good well, 2 to 3 acres In
orchard, 10,000 cottonwoods growing ; price
UI0-1CO acres 8 miles east of Wichita; line
lands, no improvement. 1.C80.
12C2 310 acres, one of the finest farms In Sedg
wick county, 1G acres In timber, 234 acres
in cultivation, all hedged and cross-hedged,
good house, stable, corn cribs, 3 acres of
choice rrolt. 10,000.
1201400 acres 7 miles east of town. 30 acres
nnder cultivation, bouse and outbuildings ;
a very fine stock farm with living water.
843 A Wilson connty farm on Rainbow creek,
8 miles west from rredonla, of 100 acres :
70 acre In corn ii to purchaser, 75 native
timber, balance all rich bottom,-strong
spring, good well of soft water, all nnder
lence. r me larm nouae or a rooms, in
sured for SOJ for years ; milk honse and
all conveniences of a first-class farm, (com
Also 100 acres adjoining, all bottom land
annnewiy lenceu, goou orcnaru, son wa
ter, farm house ; 00 acres corn a to
chaser, '.w acre neavy grass,
corral, (net KxY) 2,10O,
these places can be sold separately or
together, and constitute one of the best
nei siocs ana grain larma in uie state.
814019 acres In Chatanqoa coonty, frontlm
on tne usage inuian reservation, i. r., an
line grazing lands. 2,(XKi.
813 4000 acres of choice selected Cherokee
atrip lands in Harper connty at tlOper
ltd lloue, 5 rooms, no feet front on Topeka
are. Street cars run past honse. l,60O.
102llouse, 4 rooms, CO feet front on Topeka
arc. All In trees ami finely shaded. 1,500.
107 House, 3 rooms, 140 feet fronton Topeka
101 House, Emporia avenue north of Dong
IUV-House. Central avenne. 3,(03.
ICG Honse, Emporia avenue north of Doug
103 House ou Topeka avenue sonth of Dong
1 102 houses on 'north Toka ave. 3,900.
HI House, 7 rooms, on Kniwrla ave. close to
Douglas ave. 2,200.
112 Honse, 3 rooms. Central ave. near street
113 Hoiue, 0 rooms, C5 reel front on Market
street, elnsto Dooglas, stable, etc.-, all In
good condition. -,W0.
120 Honse, 4 rooms, Wichita street. 2,0O0. ,
123 House, 3 roonu, Water st. 700.
144-Houie and 3 lots on Williams St., stable,
cellar, etc. 1,750.
145 Honse, 4 rooms, 3 lots, on Market street.
17Itoue, 4 rooms. 50 feet front. on Motley
172-House. 4 rooms, 139 feet front on Law
rence arrnu, all hedged. 2,000.
1732 houses, GO feet front on south Halo st.
175 Honse on Empoila avenne, 50 feet front,
stable, etc. 1,700.
177 House with 2 acres ground east passenger
178 House, l,V,torr, 5 rooms, kllcheo, cel
" lar, stable and outbuilding, all kinds or
fruit and shade trees; on sonth Market st.
ISO House, 3 rooms, 7 acres ground, oa Law
rence ave. l.GOO.
1H401oUou Waco street, fine building site,
225 feel front. -2,200.'
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Dear Sir We have concluded to give up clothing to make
room for a large stock of dry goods and carpets. I want you to
make prices on clothing that will positively sell it. We have
about $10,000 worth of clothing, and I want to close out, if pos
sible, within the. next 30 days. The people will soon find out
that it is no advertising dodge.- Give your customers the benefit
of these bargains, and they will appreciate them. It will not
take long for them to find out that you are selling clothing
for less than it costs to manufacture. In your letter you say
you have closed out all old goods, and that your htock is now
in the best shape of any in the State. You will have no trouble
with such a stock, if you will make low prices.
With regards, I remain yours truly,
; V V MORRIS KOHN.
" r ; "., We Mean Business ! !
$10,000 Stock of New Clothing,
TO BE! SOLD IREGf.:RD:iSS OIF COST.
Will Commence Our Great Sale of Clothint?, Saturday, August 4th, at 11 O'Clock.
t,w -to:e:: s?osf
M. KOHN & CO.
E. P. HOVEY & CO.,
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Summer' Silks and Satins,
Wash Ctoodij Lce8f Embroiderieg,
-"' Bchuei, Gloves and Mitts.
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LADIES', MISSES', & CHILDRENS' HOSIERY.
jyAadmaay other desirable goods which oar space wfflaot permit
ntmieratiaff. Weaerer iadatge ia aeasalioaal adverthtiMr, bat timfttyKlre
the pablie facts ta regard to oHrbaaiaem that afeoald pro?e of tatee lo all
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335 Broadway, July 18, '83
LIVINGSTON, CUENOD & CO.,
FURNITURE AND UPHOLSTERED GOODS.
No. 17 Wtrnrr's Illock. nrxt
-b-o to order Book-cases, Wardrobes,
RBPATRS DONE WITH NEATNESS & DESPATCH.
37" Come anil cxamino our good,
where, and he convinced that we mean
II. (;. Dills.
ARKANSAS VALLEY FENCE CO.
Prye'a Combination Farm, Garden,
It is strong, durable, chca), pig-tight, horse-high, bull-proof; gttaran-
autceil to hold any stock, and costs $100
DILLS SODBRSTBOM, Proprietors.
Factory at No. C3 Main St. It. A. 8AYLES, Agent.
Bank of Commerce.
Loans Money on Real Estate, Personal, and Chattel Secwftfe.
Seceivas Sepouto, Erne and
Buy and. tell exchange; makes collect ions; negotiate t municipal bond,
ami truniacti bunking in all itt branches.
No. 17 Douglas Avenoc,
SEDGWICK CITY BANK!
(A. H. XA W7.0KK.J
WILL TRANSACT A GENERAL BANNO
Buy antl sell exchange, receive deposits, make collections, etc.
SHORT TIME LOANS w GOOD PERSONAL SECURITY
-& io-3srs AST o-wrr r3.
6. INTEREST PAID ON TIME, DEPOSITS.
8edgvick City, - MMf
8. M. GARRISON,
OT 76 DOUGLAS AV1HU1,
. CASH PAID FOJC MIDM8, TALLOW, MTC.
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