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M.a. BURDOCK. Editor.
WICMTA, KANSAS, AUG. 23, 1883.
REPUBLICAN JUDICIAL CONVENTION.
At a meeting of tbc chairmen of tbe Re
publican Central Committees of tbe scleral
counties comprising tbc 16tb Judicial Dis
trict, held t Kingman August 9th, 1683, It
v ai determined tbat a Republican Com en
tlon be held lor tbc purpose of placing In
nomination a suitable person for Judge of
taid Judicial District.
The contention will be bcld at Harper
City, in Harper couut), on M'cdnesdaj,
September IStb, at 10 o'clock a. m.
Tbc representation of tbc nrious coun
ties ! as follows :
Jlutlcr Nine delegates.
Sedgwick lnc delegates.
Harper Four dclcgstes.
Kingman Four delegates.
Ilarber Three delegates.
Comancbc One delegate.
The selection of tbe delegates to be made
In such manner as tbc Central Committees
of tbc various counties shall designate.
I B. Junsox, Jr., Kingman.
Y. K. fcTAM-EV, ScdgwIcV,
K. 1. fcTKATi-oiiD.Iiutler,
(I. VT. Kka.cis, Harper,
iS. Hl'.nt, Ilarbcr.
Tbe latrst racket or OlIcV I" a scheme to
wort up a jtopular demonstration or de
mand for an extra session of tbe J-eglsUtuic
this winter, to be called by lilra to further
rcculatc railroads and for the purpose of re
submitting tbc prohibition amendment.
His ducks aic trying to bac it appear that
tbe present railroad Ian is a failure, and
that the last Legislature lurthcr failed of
their duty in not resubmitting tbe prohibi
"ov, probably tbc most pli.int tool of rail
roads that ccr tilled the chief cxecuthe's
chair of Kansas, is this same (ieorgc W.
fll'ck. Wo know of some document in this
direction if be wants tbem. As to the pro
hibition question, he nor bis crowd would
lute tbe law repealed for tbc world. Hut
for tbc agitation of tbat question he knows
well enough that he would yet be currjiug
his bulls ami slopping bis bogs on bhanuon
(itick'n idea of convening the Legislature
is simply to make what capital hccould out
of such mistakes as tbat body would be lia
ble to mike, aud nbat capital he could out
of tbc failure of tbat body to enact Into
Una a lot of wild theories to be by blm
recommended aud which, if embodied In
lau, would work oul harm.
The "rontcuiporarj of Thos. Jefferson"
went to Kinsman la-t Wednesday to do
sonic court buslni ss. After conhrmlng
some mortgage sales "the father of party In
Iowa" started on a tour of the judicial dis
trict to "lay tbc bolld foundation" of his
political fences, aud feed the lambs of the
soutb.wct on the "pure milk of democra
cy," such as Andrew Jackson used to suck.
A NON-PARTISAN B0URB0NF0R JUDGE.
'1 be Democratic orgau of the Arkansas
Vallej.thc Ita on. seems to be jcarutng
for a non-partisan candidate for the judge
ship, ami ha found in Amos Harris the
Ideal llourbou non-partisan. The Jitacon is
nothing if not ISourbon. If it supports
Harris, it is because Harris Is ISourbon
fcpcaktugof this ideal non-partisan in its
Issue or Juno '-; l!-t0, the JUacon used the
follow Ing language:
"He Is au ancient Democrat. A contem
porary of 1 bonus Jefferson, ho helped lay
tbc solid foundations of the part). Andre-
Jackson sucked the pure ml'k ofdcinocrac)
from the breast of Judge Harris. He is the
father of the Democratic party in low a and
Kansas, and to blm more than to any other
person Is tbo party Indebted for its lnflu
i ncc in those Mate". For forty years ho
has been tbe bcel horse of the party,' In
the harness all tbc time, and so conspicu
ous lias been bis sen ices as a wbecl-horse
that the part has nlw j 8 refused to let him
THEY SMELL SOMETHING.
The problem that Is just now causing the
acragc Kanj Democrat to scratch his
thick pate in a bewildering kind of daze,
Is the one proposing to obliterate all party
lines. Tho break In the Republican ranks
last tall landed a few dozen of that party's
insignificant members in office, including
Click and bis appointees, and tbe little
taste of power thus secured hat dcxclopcd
an abnormal lunacy In tbc majority ot the
Utter. That diss of gruntenswho hate
sat around on curbstsnes bewailing tbc
shortcomings of Republicans, and exhort
ing the old copper-llncd timers to stand by
the "Democratic part)" until the moss on
their bowed backs baa grown to reach their
heels, now suddenly lift their heads, wipe
their noses with their coat sleeve and sniff
as if they smelt something. That some
thing Is an office. What the office may be
Is immaterial. For ctcn a chance they will
not hesitate a moment to go back on their
preaching and growling of a life time. On
ly to get tbc offices, Click will turn to hug
ging Kegros, John Martin to preaching
prohibition and so on down through tbe
whole pack ad lilitvm and on forever. They
entertain but one idea, aid that idoa like
"the limb that stiuck the whole family,"
seems to have struck tbc whole Democratic
party of ICansas, and tbat is tbo disorgan
izing of tbe Republican party. Tbc w hole
raft, from Click down, now talk of non
partNanshlp. John Martin says he will
run a a non-partisan; Judge Harris says
ho will run as a uon partisan ; Glick says
next year be w ill run as a non partisan, and
so tbe tunc runs tip and down their expec
That this dodge will tool an) Republican
In Kansas wo don't believe. The whole
scheme Is but a b).play, their entire cry
but to mislead. Once in office, once with
the entire county and State machinery In
their grip and the Democratic party w ould
draw in its arni,llke tbc sea monster known
as tbe dciiltlsb, squeezing and sucking the
lifo out of all within Its unrelenting hold.
EDITORS WHO RUN TO EARS.
Will tbo Wichita Kagle l'alingcncsis
plcaso tell us bow much be adds to bis corn
)arn since the last copious rains r If the
Sedgwick corn crop when laid end to end
would reach from Wichita to Hgypt before
the late showers, bow far will they reach
now? Coming down to a close mathemati
cal calculation, bow much docs one drop of
rain increase the length of an earot corn?
A tbe Eagle man started to figure this
thing out wo want tbe bottom facts. Con-
Wc cohe grand conceptions and mo
mentous ullimatcs only, leaving the minor
details of insignificant environments to
such editors as can grasp them. Speaking
of ears, by the way, It strikes us that a
number of editors tbat wo wat of are largc-
I) running to those crinose appendages.
JUBGE WATSON DEAD.
Judge John II. Watson, or Emporia, for
yean one ol the prominent men of Kansas,
and who was once elected supreme Judge
or tbe State, and afterwards twice as Judge
of tbc attn judicial district, died at hi
home last Thursday at a cry advanced
age. Judge "Watsou was a man of a rc
tnarkablv tenacious memory. The sentence
of a man found guilty of murder In the firil
degree, and which was a full column in
length, wu written out and read by him to
the doomed man. The writer, desiring a
renr for nublication, wa Informed that it
had been mislaid ; but, said the judge, get
nencli and paper and I will repeat 1L Af
ter verification tinned that he bid not
omitted or added a word.
A special effort was made to assess all
property In Sedgwick county at Its actual
cash value, and the returns foot up $3,215,-
see.32. In Butler county property I a
cased at lea than one-third of lis cash val
ue, sad fooU up 3.815,.K:, on me same
bull with Sedgwick- we would have at
least ail.446.3S7 48. AogutU QozetU.
Ton probably know more about the mat
ter UU tbc State Board of Equalization.
Wt don't pretend to know anything about
the wsyBatler county wai assessed, as an
ostatder caa't know, but wc know that the
cat vatesttoa or Sedgwick county is up
ward or twenty million dollars, and that
to take property aa it It held by the owner
It womM rtae Udrty million. Ko effort spec
ial ewatirwkwaiBue to assess Sedgwick-at
Its actual caak value. LaMycar
erorrthlac waa aaaeaaed at abort two-third
f Hi t, test at commlttlMiMi ctt H
Hd e BUM JBOSWW iw
' - luMMliiM of the
eaveV Yaujiiltit aa wall try toaetflwar
Tbe law of supply and demand cannot be
broken down by strikes. It ii a law that
can be affected only in a amall degree, or
modified by legislative enactment. The
great strike of the telegrapher ended last
Irriday, aud ended disastrously to many
thousands or dupes whose families must
now pay tbe penally. Strike are nev er
successful, even where the demand la ac
cccded to for tbe time being. The law of
supply and demand I inexorable, however
needy the employee or wealthy the cm
plo)cr. Tbe wealth of the one or tbe need
of tbe other cut but little figure in regu
lating tbc price paid for labor.
Through prh ate letters and miscellane
ous correspondence to country paper back
east, it is leaking out tbat the great boom
worked up byrailwaylntercstiintbenortb
west is petering out, Tbc whole country
has been overdone. The great bodies of
wheat land In Dacota are a myth. There
arc circumscribed section and valleys
where spring wheat flourishes finely, but
tbc great central portion of tbc State is
barren and drouthy. The most of Wash
ington and Oregon it little if any better.
Tbe whole northwest i streaked and spot
ted, with all the choice streak and spots
taken up year ago. One county in Dacota
where eighteen hundred familic were
settled last year but four remain. Thou
sands are coming back, and Kansas will
catch tbe most of them.
There i to be a prize fight at, or near
Kansas City within two or three weeks,
bctw ecn one Made and one Mitchell. It Is
to be an old fashioned face-pummellng and
bead-mauling affair, the one to be declared
w inner who succeeds in coming tbe nearest
killing bis antagonist. It is to be an exhi
bition or tbe brute, the low down brute on-
I), and the world would be better off if
both tbc contestant and every man who
w ltucn.es the fight were penned up for life
in some penitentiary, den or cave. These
brutes are now being trained for tbls Igno
ble exhibition-ol savage endurance, and
deep, damning shame.
THE LESS SAID THE BETTER.
1 be Wellington Dtmoctat, in an attempt
to show that the Democratic party Is pro
gressive and sound on tbc prohibition qucs
tion, cite tbe doings of some of the Dcm"
oeratlc judges, appointed of Glick, in ICan
sas. When be reaches the Jui'ge ot tbc
Eighteenth Judicial District Le writes:
"Judge Amos Harris, a life long Democrat,
and candidate for judge in tbo Eighteenth
Judicial District, is tbc most successful
finer w bo ever sat on the bench In Wichita.
Think of this, dear friends, when you arc
so loud in your assertion that the Demo
cratic party oppose the prohibitory law."
Non , the less said about tbc fines imposed
by Judge Harris tbc better, ao far as tbc
enforcement of the prohibitory law is con
cerned. That law is very explicit as to
what a judge shall do In cases of convic
tion, and no Republican Judge has dodged
its provisions where a conviction was bat,
but Judge Harris has.
EMPORIA " NEWS " THRUSTS.
"Judge W. V. Campbell, or Wichita, still
seems to be on the road to Cbarthagc, Mis.
"It may interest tho 'I'alcngcncsls' unn,
of the Wichita Eagle, to know that a
grand-daughter of the poet, Hums, is a
pauper in London."
"Sedgwick county will hold two agricul
tural fairs this rail. The Wichita Eagle
man seems to have gotten an extra "scold"
on tbc crops this season."
"Wc were shown this morning by J. M.
l'crkins a crab apple grown on tbc farm of
James Hcacock which measured seven and
one-half inches in circumference. Will the
editor or tho Wichita Eagle try hi teeth
"Madame Janauscbek is booked for a
date at Wichita. Now, if the editor or the
Eagle can only succeed in perpetuating
tbe popular fallacy among the people of
tbat town that the Madame is a soubrcttc
vv itb an alluring disregard for raiment, tbc
financial success of her engagement there
may be regarded as a foregone conclusion."
It Is only necessary to add that the name
of the author of these vile slanders, innen
docs and jealous thrusts, la Butts. Ed.
The Emporia J)mocrat Bay of Van R.
Bennett, tbc Democratic editor of the Kan
iat Fnhilitionitt :
"When he came to Emporia last fall to at
tend the State convention, cocked and prim
ed with a prohibition speech, which he af
terwards delivered in bit tragic style, be
was among tbc first to bunt up a place where
be could get hi bottle filled with whisky,
and afterward repeatedly drank with vari
ous gentlemen of this city."
The Democrat might have added that Mr.
Bennett vigorously supported the nomina
tion ol and voted for Governor Click on tbe
ground that under no circumstances could
he fail to vote the Democratic ticket. Be
tween drinks Van It. Bennett i a probibl
tionis, and on election day a Democrat. Wc
cannot tee that such advocate can be of
any benefit to tho prohibition cause. Em
THE NEXT TARIFF CONFERENCE.
It is possible tbat tbe free-trade lion and
tbc protective-tariff lamb may soon be down
together In peace. Senator Hoar, of Mas-
achusctts, w ho is a strong protectionist, is
quoted a follows :
"I should be perfectly willing to leave the
whole subject of tbe tariff revision to a leg
islative tariff commission composed entire
ly or free traders, I am so confident that in
the end tbey would bo forced to take a po
sition entirely agreeable to tbo interest ol
New England manufacturers."
And Senator Beck, of Kentucky, who Is
a rabid Tree trader, recently expressed him
seir to the following effect :
"The rev cnue tax should bo adjusted as
far a possible so as to aid tbe American In
dustrie in tho proportion in which they
can least bear foreign competition."
Messrs. Hoar and Beck would be excellent
members or the next committee ol confer
ence on tbc tariff question.
Curious suicides: Magruder killed him'
seir in Maryland because or grier Tor his
wire, though he had taken a second, and
entirely worthy one. Mark drowned Uim-
self In a Kansas mill-pond, tbc dam for
which he had Just built, as tbe water proved
insufficient to turn the wheel. Jennie Rob
ert, of 1'cnnsylvanla, flung herself Into a
stream after being refused parental permis
sion to go to a ball. Pickett, a member or
the Texas bar, had no desire to live when
he bad lost a case and been berated by tbe
client. Mrs. Jones, or Maryland, took laud
anum because she could not take money
from her husband's caih drawer. Atkin
son, of California, mentally staked bis lire
on hi horse, and forfeited on tho conclu
sion or the race.
Mr. Justice Houle sentenced a rural pris
oner in England in tbc following words :
"Prisoner at the bar, jour counsel thinks
)ou innoccut, tbe council for tho prosecu
tion thinks you innocent, I think you inno
cent. But a Jury of your own countrymen,
in tbe exercise ol such common sense as
they possess, which does not seem to be
much, have found you 'guilty,' and It re
mains that I should pass on you the sen
tence or the law. That Is, that you be kept
Imprisoned for one day, and as that day
was yesterday, you may go about your bu
siness." Mr. Van Bennett's prohibition preaching
over the State has come to an end. It was
a money-making scheme on bis part, and
many point in the State yielded freely to
his and Rev. Campbell's importunities lor
aid to enforce the law. Kow the movement
has collapsed and Van Bennett and some
body else are better off, while the "cause"
has not been advanced a particle. WtUon
In Kansas and Iowa tbe saloon men and
the liquor interest hold the Republicans re
sponsible for temperance agitation. But
who must be held responsible for antl-aaloon
legislation In Missouri, where Is a Demo
cratlc majority or0,eOr And what are
the rum-sellers jotn; to do abont the pro
htbltlon bill Jast now passed by the Demc
cratlc House In Georgia!
judge Harris has announced aitnaaV as
an Independent candidate tor judge of this,
the Eighteenth Judicial District. The
Judge isswHidoeferwboM we
haven high fMagrd. but can't
"get there" a leaf a . C Steaa Is In the
rfc. v. Yartt Smm i Mes bscanso the
The Sm Ja hard ts ttmm.
rsrvmk. Kkf hot ?
e TOPXKA, Aug. 20th, ISM.
To Ike Editor cf Ike Style: ,
I am woefelly tired, but your letter must
be written to-night, so here goes. Topeka
I In darkness, $12,000 in debt and no mon
ey In the treasury was too much for Mayor
Wilson and be has shut off gas tbe kind
tbey burn and tbe electric light. Dark
ness reigns and tbe Democrat is in his
glory. Tbe police force also has been made
almost equivalent to electricity an unseen
force still there are a noble three left, and
tbe city seems to progress comfortably and
quietly In her loneliness. Progress is the
right word. I have seen nothing like It in
a long time. The improvements that are
going on hero in everything and every
where are simply stupendous. As a single
example, tbc A., T. 4 S. F. R. B. Is put
ting up buildings to cost 9175,000, and in
one week permits were issued for build,
log, the aggregate cost of which will be
9188,110. Scarcely a paper 1 taken up
which docs not contain advertisement lor
working men, carpenters, etc Everybody
is busy and in consequence happy, except
the professional kickers who don't count.
Among tbc busiest ol all Is Secretary John,
son, of the State Fair Association. Appli
cations for space arc coming in so fast upon
blm, and his force, tbat answering tbem,
together with their regular office work,
keeps tbem busy night and day almost.
Many of these applications come from tbo
surrounding States, an incontestlble proof
of tbo recognized importance or our Fair
to even outsiders. Tbat there will be tbe
finest exhibition in all department that
the State has ev cr deen is beyond question.
Kansas herself can this year produce has
produced tbe wherewithal! to make an
unequalled display, not only of agricultural
growths, but of stock a well, and her
manufactures are not Insignificant. Tbe
best specimens and many ol tbem of ail
these will be on hand, then adding to this
tbc inter-statc character which tbe lair has
assumed, and we have assurance of a con
gregation of attraction worth tbe examine
ation or every farmer, business man and
tradesman iu tbc State. And Topeka ex
pects tbem all here, aud proposes to give
tbem a comfortable place to eat, drink aud
sleep in while tbey stay. Her hotels pro
pose charging only regular rates, the rail
roads give cheap tickets, the weather is
going to be cool w c'v c consulted the clerk
and cv cry thing points toward an immense
and happy assembly.
Gov. Glick still reigns rears, wo sup
pose, since tbe Commonwealth published
Judge Strang' letter. What answer be
will make to It is still a matter of question.
The Democratic Central Committee met
the other day and transacted the routine
business. W bat tbey do it for is more thau
we can Imagine, but suppose they have
fallen into the habit and can't well break
it. It alw a) s makes me sad to see men get
Into such habits; tbey waste so much time
and wealth that might be utilized in help
ing their wives.
The amusement season has opened. Both
opera bouses arc in readiness tor the com
ing siege, and remembering tbc attractions
or last )car we reel justified in predicting
for all amusement loving people, who visit
Topeka, opportunities to see and bear first
class entertainments. The Grand, under
new and efficient management, opens the
25th inst., and wc look forward to a series
of attractive operas and plays. Yours,
ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS RICHER.
KALAMA70O, SEDGWICK CO., Aug. 1C.
To the Editor of the Eagle.
ir "competition U tbo lire or trae'e," a
little mild rivalry between neighboring
settlements may conduce to stimulate, as
it were, the pulse or society. This Idea
formed Itself in our brain on seeing tbat
some one over tbc signature or "Una" bad
lately contributed a poetic "wail" from
Peotouc. It aroused our sympathy, and
brought to mind the anno)ance caused u
by flic lighting on our nose, and buzzing
in our c)c when we were mixing up corn
bread down in tbc Territory. Xovv, If
permitted by tbc worthy editor, we will
try to represent our part or tbe country,
known as Kalamazoo.
Centrally located is the store or E. E.
Baird, than whom It would be bard to find
a more suitable person for the position of
country merchant. Through bis enter
prise and perseverance, wc were enabled
to have a postofllce established in our midst
last spring, and, of course, Baird is post,
master, though our friend E. E. has for a
lou,; time kept the best store this side or
Wichita. He intends branching out this
fall. HU stock of dry goods, grocorics,
boots and shoes will probably run up to
?10,000, and outside of the store Balrd's
prophetic vision takes in a lair chance for
a "spec," so be proposes to build plenty or
cribs and buy corn extensively. It is
whispered that the Santa Fo will run a
branch down from Marshall. It ia quite
likely tbat tbc contract for crib building
will fall to our popular carpenter, C. Davis,
whose "little white cottage" i opposite
the store. Charley committed matrimony
last winter lor which ho has been freely
forgiven. Our "vlilago blacksmith," Job
Alficld, finds plenty to do, and the ringing
music or tbe "Anvil Chorus" greet tbe
car of passers by almost any hour or tbc
day. Our crop of wheat and oats have
turned out well, and the sound ol the
reaper has git en way to the thresher. Tbe
faculty for skulking out or night, lately de
veloped by certain rat old denizens or the
poultry ) ard, may be due to the noise w hlch
it (tho thresher) makes in tbe land. Though
the frequent rain or late may have dam
aged some or our millet, wo arc jubilant
over tbc crop already harvested, and the
prospect for an unusually large jieid of
corn. 'Squire Smith Is said to have the
best corn in tbc neighborhood. A part or
it, at least, appears to be out or tbe way or
frost. The query comes up what are we
going to do with all our corn f -
And now has subsided, among tbc femi
nine portion of our community, the mania
for "plummlng," or cleo It has yielded to
some other mania. Wc have learned to as
sume a blank expression or countenance
w hen our coat sleeve has been laid hold of
and a persuasive voice whispers, "Marx,
just look here a minute." We "follow the
leader" to tbe pantry shelves, laden with
tbe rosy product ot Xinnctcah sand hills,
put up in every coucelveablo style to tickle
tbc palate (and disturb tbc stomach) in the
"good times coming." We may think it
much nicer to see these "goodies" on the
table bcsldo the flaky, white buscuits and
golden butter our "guld wives" know so
well how to make, but we discreetly keep
the thought hidden, and, after using up all
tbc adjective clause at our command, beat
Among tbc formers generally plowing for
wheat is tho order of lbs day, and the
ground iu these part is in excellent condi
tion to turn. Our prosperity as farmers
naturally elate us, but we have additional
causes for buoyancy or spirits, i. e. the rise
in prices or land. Quarters that could be
bought last Tall for $500 to $800 will now
bring as much again. I n fact, it is nothing
uncommon for a man to waken in the mora
ine and find himself $o00 to a $1,000 better
nff than when be went to bed. Many of
our far-lghted men, with an eye to specu
lation are investing in swine, and the
grunt of the Berkshire, and squeal or tbe
Poland China are heard In all directions.
Rev. John McCrac, of Peotone, who, by
the way, ha been In the hog business some
time, considers the Jersey Bed the most
profitable. Not knowing anything about
that particular breed, we can neither rec
ommend nor condemn it.
At this time of the year many ol our
young folks attend the Normal drill, conse
quently our local society is dull. There Is
an occasional arrival, however, aa waa the
case lately at Mr. Johnny Small's, In the
shape or a ten pound boy. Five "olive
branches" make it a small family only iu
A meeting in Wabl's G rove, over in Sum
ner, next week, has for IU object the en
joyment or a picnic and a conference over
tbe proposed union or me vanou nw
Meeting our old friend and neighbor, the
renlal Ben Forrest, a few day since, we
were reminded tbat time Is on the wing,
Ben 1 one or pur most enterprising men,
and though he Is n6t of our church persua-
.inn. we take an interest in nis wwnre.
We hope to see htm at the grove meeting
next week. We waderstand that Wahl has
a few nice spring calve for tale. In mercy
to editor and reader, we cry, halt! to oh
pen, and It yield aveady ODcuienee io us
will ot Tour humble servant, Nastx.
W AmxSTOX, Aug. JsV A telegram w
roeetvwt at the Oepartatent of State
uuiit death of Jodce k. The
(tag tho tm8d4swaateeedat
half mart ' the
ballsing draped ta
Mining in honor of ht
loco the fcWtlselrlMHV
ELECTIONS IN KANSAS.
There have been live presidential elec
tions since Kansas was admitted to the
Union. At tbe first election, 18C4, tbe
vote was a follows :
Lincoln. Ren 14.S&2
McCiellan, Dem 3,694
Bepublican majority 10,438
At the second election, 18C8, the vote was
as follows :
Grant, Rep 30,019
Seymour, Dem 1364
Republican majority 10,435
At- the third election, 1872, the vote was
Grant, Rep 06,918
Greeley, Liberal 32,43
Republican majority 34,470
At the fourth election, 1876, tbe vote was
Hayes, Rep 78,319
Cooper, Nat 0,867
Rep. majority over Dem 40,509
At tbe filth election, 1SS0, the vote was
as follows :
Garfield, Rep 121,548
Hancock, Dem 59,803
Weaver, Nat 19,845
Rep. majority over Dem 61,745
The posteffice department, in accordance
with a requirement to that effect, recently
sent a notice to a w oman In Ohio informing
her tbat a letter addressed to ber was held
on account of insufficient postage. She
did not let her curiosity get tbe better of
her and send tbe required stamp for it.
But, instead, she sent a note, and this ia
what It said : "When pumpkins are ripe I
will send you one tbat has more brains
than ever had the man whomade tbls rul
ing on postage."
Prohibition give Republicans a good
deal of trouble, but If you want to sec gen
uine fun and tall squirming, wait until
Democratic statesmen in Missouri back up
the $1,000 license law. Senator Vest fishing
for Yellowstone trout is a happier man than
be will be when be puts away his tackle and
pulls down his vest for war on tbe saloons.
The House of tbe Good Shepherd, in
Washington, has been presented with a
residence and grounds on Ninth street,
valued at $25,000, by Miss Anna Smith,
daughter or the late Rear-Admiral Joseph
Smith, the "lather er tbe monitors," the
gift to be used ai a reformatory for women.
A preacher was holding forth to a large
audience at Fort Scott, Kansas, and ac.
neunced for his text . "In my father's
bouse arc many mansions." He bad hard
ly ceased speaking when an old coon stood
up and said : "1 tell ) ou folk that's a lie.
I know hi father well. He lives about
fifteen miles from Lexington, Ky., in an
old cabin, and there ain't but one room in
Contractor- Carpenter and Joiner.
Will do all kinds of Curuenter and .lolner
work on short noticr. SUiis, Stair Bailings,
8os. Doors, niiuds. Door and Window Framer
tf Sho.. US -Vain Street ; Krsldrnn on
Lawrence Airnu mar Onrtal ; 1'ost-offic
Globe Iron Works.
Donglu Av , 2 blocks tut of Frtight Depot.
FAMES ii FLAGG, Proprietors.
Make all kinds of Iron V Brats Castings.
Marhtnerj of .ill Linth Impaired on .Short Notice.
Jj- ( ash I'nlil for old llrass A Iron CaatlnxsJ
DUDS HOUSES 1 THE CITY OR COUNTRY.
Jj- OrHre at his Sash, Door and Blind Manu
factorr. on the vrenl side of Ualn street, north
of the occidental Hotel. WlehlU, Kansas. 46-
0. G. JACOBS,
VALLEY CENTER, KANSAS.
Major Vhrireuham at the head. S3 A few
Choice Tigs for sale. 17-13
Bridles, Collars, Whips,
And everything kept In a well stocked Harness
I am scllliis good as low as the lowest for cash.
Kepalring promptly done.
CLEAIlWATKlt .... KANSAS.
I. W. LASSEM73
All BssliEg Balssn. A CerUii Oar Fr
Scalds, burns, croup, kidney-complaint,
cuts, bolls, bunions, carbuncles, chapped
bands, scratches, calks, kicks and all old
At tbe carnestsolicitatlon of many friends
and acquaintances, who have made a thor
ough and satisfactory trial of my "All Heal
ing Balsam," I take this method or intro
ducing it to the public atlarge, tbat the ben
efits to be derived from lis use may be enjoy
ed by all who are afflicted with any of the
ailments above enumerated, or who have
stock In such way as to demand treatment
for any of tbe aboi e named afflictions. It
will be found on sale at the drag store of J.
P. Allen, Dougla avenue, Wichita, Kansas,
and by my traveling agent. Full directions
with e cry bottle. Price, DO cents per bottle.
tttr E. W. Lasskix.
CUVATORI OF MUSIC,
Corner or Emporia ayenoe s4 William street,
Miitk of Done bu artnn.
foi roll imrUcnUr laejabe at Oaaanvatoty.
Market Street, Seeta. ol Donets Avrasw.
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JOCELYN & THOMAS,
"The Old Reliable"
It Is no longer necessary fo speak iu UBcettaJa terms of the capabilities
of Kansas ns a State. She stands pre-eminent among the agricultural States
or I he West the acknowledged queen. And what Kansas is to the other
Western Slates the region comprising the lower Arkansas and Ninnescah
Vallej s is to Kansas the garden spot of the State.
The last ten years hare demonstrated beyond question that Southern
Kansas is more genial in climate, more bountiful and certain in productions,
than any other portion of the West. Nowhere else In all onr broad land do
thoe conditions unite in such harmony to make possible the establishment
of the ideal farmer's home. Many such are springing np into living pictures,
and adorn the landscape on every hand.
The projection of two lines of railroad from Wichita west and south
west through the county and beyond opens up a hitherto practically undevel
oped country, where lauds are still cheap, and than which there is nothing
belter in Die Stale. The ricks of wheat and dark green fields of corn over
laden with heavy cars seen on every hand tell the slory of the value of these
Wc have taken pains to extend our list in this direction, and have on
our books many thousand acres, not only of the highly cultivated and high
priced lands in the Arkansas Valley aud adjacent thereto, but equally rich
lauds farther west aud south, at prices accommodated equally to the plethoric
purse of the speculator and the more limited means of the poor man seeking
a home. Subjoined is a partial list of our lands.
214 A choice home farm of Hi acres, adjoin
Idk the city, two-story brick boose withe
rooms, barn and outbuildings, i acres choice
fruit, 0 acres in grapes, a acres in small
rrultn, all in bearing, 25 acres timber,
renced, llTlng water. This la a bargain.
talG0 acres S1.' mites from city, Chlsbolm
creek lands. W acres In cultivation, bouse,
corral, etc. A bargain at 3,31).
225-80 acres 1; mites from town, second bot
tom, M) acres tn cultivation, overlooking
town, tine place for residence. J,20
219 VO acres 3'a miles west of town, t houses
and tarn, fruit and forest trees, all In
hlch stale or cultivation , best Cowskln
220-100 acres 4 miles from city, good bouse,
orchard and grove, hedged, in good culti
2m 80 acres i mites west, all In good cultiva
tion, good bouse and barn. 3,500.
Sot 80 acres In same quarter, all In cultiva
2o5 100 acres 4 miles west, a choice quarter.
Sio-lCO acres 4K miles west, in goal cultiva
tion, house, fruit and forest trees; attic
SoTlco acres 5 miles west, floe noose and
harn, several acres fault and forest trees.
In high cultivation ; an elegant farm borne.
2K 100 acres 5 miles west, good bouse, plenty
or fruit, grove, hedged; a pleasant place.
The last eight numbers will surround a thriv
ing railroad village on the extension ot lbs San
ta t'e west In a few months, and will be among
the most desirable places near Wichita for real
deuces. 2U1-1G0 acres 5 miles southwest or Wichita,
all hedged and crossed, a fine grove, fruit,
house ; a line Cowskln larm. 4,200.
31080 acres 0 miles south, half In cultivation,
house and stable. 8.W.
CO 160 acres prairie, Chlsholm bottom. 6,000.
t.l-80 acres prairie Vi miles north. 2,400.
79 Jto acres i; miles from Derby, 30 acre
under plow. 2,400.
88 10O acres Hi miles southeast, well Im
proved, hedged, good bouse, fruit and for
est trees, a v ery desirable place. SSI per
21SS0 acres SJi miles northeast, second bot
113 88 acres 3 miles south, In excellent culti
vation, hedged, plenty of fruit and forest
trees, all rich first bottom land. J.WO.
180 100 acres, large dwelling, barn and out
building, all fenced wire and hedge, or
chard . t acres timber ; line place . 8,000.
103 20 acres IJf miles from town. 1,500.
MO-C40 acres prairie, 10 miles out. e.OOO.
ALONG WtbTtltN KXTKN310X OF 8A.X
TA KE KA1LUOAD.
813-320 acres, all best Cowskln bottom land,
M acres native timber, 230 In cultivation,
2 houses, 2 barns and all other outtmlld
logs, 8 acres tight board corral, SO acres
hedged pasture, S miles hedge, 3 peach and
s apple orchards, stream of living water.
This 1 a great bargain at 8,500.
8 14-lo acres 4)i miles from town, ISO acres
under cultivation, house and good cellar,
stable 20x40, 20 acres fenced with wire,
peach orchard. 2,500.
71320 acres 3 miles from station, good
house, orchard, Water, improved. 5.UUU.
73-320 acres, Improved, bouse, orchard ; a
good place. Cheap at 5,000.
107100 acres 5 miles west, 140 acres In culti
vation, house, granary, stable, etc.; cheap
45J-1C0 acres 8 miles west, new house, 5 acres
orchard, all hedged. 3,200.
1125-100 acres all In blgh cultivation, hedged,
a bargain. 3,500.
1ISC no acres 14 mile west, 1 quarter well
Improved, flue grove, house, other quarter
raw prairie. 0,000.
Hit ICO acres all In cultivation, line grove and
orchard, ii mile from station ; a bargain.
1145 1M acres 1 mile west from station, 80
acres In cultivation, good house. 2.500.
3f loO acres 12 miles west, 0 miles from sta
54 It. 258-320 acres Cowskln land, 50 acres In
cultivation, orchard, bouse, stable, etc.
94320 acres 3 miles from station. 3,000.
1121-100 acres 4 miles from proposed station.
490 100 acres, 120 acres In cultivation, hone.
116100 seres 1 mile north or line. 1,250.
207 100 acree, well improved larm, 10 miles
southwest on Kt. fccott rout. t,u.
08 100 acres southwest. 1,200.
10OO -320 acres, house and stable, 200 seres la
cultivation, all bottom, watered by the
north .Ninnescah. 2,000.
122 100 acres, all bottom, CO acres In cultiva
tion In corn. 1,250.
130-100 acres In high cultivation. 7 acres la
grove and fruit, good house ; a ckotc Bum,
1 mil from new town of Marshall. S.JUO.
TdrtYm erree. ISO In cultivation, rood
living water and well, forest aad fruit ;
a bargain . 1 ,' miles from new town of Mar
12C-1S0 acres, halt under cultivation, i seres
Inline grove, best bottom land, 1H mite
from station. 2,500.
230 Half section land between sew towns on
Santa "e extension, IX mile from sack U
Ninnescah aad Smoot creek bottoms, wa
tered by living brook, 145 acres under cul
tivation; a bargain, special for tea days.
Numbers marked with a Bare
ration, in part as depot aad towBaitea
We bare some special bargains
ate railroad developments, which we regard a the best ia the market aad
which we will take pleasure la showing to oar eastoaten ia qaality of soil
not to be excelled, aad ia price far below their real Yalae. Tbe prices range
from $200 to $1,500 per quarter for kads that ia oar judgmeat will doable ia
value within the aeit six moaths. We Wwe aereral thousand acres or these
lands, aad cau accommodate the views of tan specakUer or the laaJgraat.
We ofter above a ftaited list, to wMea we sbaM add from tiate to time
as press ot business permits, ad sabject to ehaagea from sales from day to
Wedocoaveyaaeiag,eoaeet reata, y taxes aad reat leads, of which
latter we hare a large Fat ia our coatrol, to be leased aabjeet to sale.
We negotiate optional aa we aa axed rOeaM,aad ttoHtaN tMags the
basiaeM of a f rst-cktsa Seal Estate Agaary.
Wetooktklwaiaeaa from Mr. Steele at the MttU aeaswa of the year,
bat nave good reasoa to eoagratalate wsraetves aaea the geattoaa aatrostage
which has towed to m with iatreasiag v slams, Wearawal ansa aow
toBCTeoarcattosMenattaelr eeavealeace aad witaeat exaease to
ad are coateaqtUia; early elawgw a
the deaunrl of ear hasjaesa.
Wei sUalj mar Meant, ftaaa A
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J. M. STEELE,)
Real Estate Agency.
SIS 320 acres, ninnescah second bottom, 2
bouses, tn acres lu cultivation: a bargain
Improved, house, well, etc.
645-320 acre tn 28, 3 west
Cheap as dirt at
646320 acres, together or separate, 2 bouses,
100 seres In cultivation, i.gno.
C47-160 acres sear Ninnescah bridge, bottom
laou, unuer cultivation. l.UJU.
648-323 acres. Improved, in Afton 2,000.
753160 acres 2 miles southwest present town
or Marshall. 1.500.
754160 acre adjoining above. 1 ,500.
S3 320 acre 20 mile southwest, l.'oo.
14880 acres 8 miles southeast, house 14x24.
stable, etc., good stock water. SO apple, so
peach, SO cherry and 300 plum trees, and
15080 acre 8 mile southeast, 65 acres under
aMlItlVaVllfin hftnsaat) 1 FvkAvn atal.lu am
a acres fenced for hogs, living water, 150
appie, a peacn, so cnerry. auu plum and
MuwiHuu, uuwcuiwawgoufl. a.uuu.
1138-160 acree 8 mile southeast, 15 acres In
iimoer, ou acres in cultivation, goou nouse,
barn, etc.; a bargain. 2,000
146 240 acre ten miles east of town, 110 acres
In cultivation, bam aoxsx. house l k t.rv
14x24, and other outbuildings, 1 mile of
ueuge. iiav peacu auu u lew appie ana
cuerrr Hint 3.UW.
176160 acre 15 mile from town, 20 acres
fenced with hedge, all timber, 120 under
cultivation, house 20x22, grain bouse 26x36.
corn crib 8x30, and other buildings, all
neogsd, goou water, on young orcbanl
1117 80 acre 4 miles from Valley Center, bot
tom land, all under cultivation, house,
corn crib aad other buildings, all under
neuge, o acres appie, peacn, plum, etc.
1114160 acre 12 miles southeast of Wichita
ana cios to uerny, ijo seres under cultl
ration, house 16x18. stable, corn crib, etc
1 mile of hedge, good well, 2 to 3 acres In
orchard, 10,00 cottonwoods growing ; price
1110-160 acre 8 mile east of Wichita ; floe
lands, no Improvements. 1,680.
1262310 acre, on of the finest farms In Sedg
wick county, 16 acre In timber, 234 acres
la cultivation, all bedced and crou-hedred.
good bouse, stable, corn cribs, 3 seres of
cooic ituu. iv.iiuu.
1201400 acres 7 miles east of town. SO acres
nailer cultivation, nous and outbuildings ;
a very fin stock farm with living water.
843 A Wlleon county farm on Rainbow creek,
8 miles west from rredonla. of 160 acres :
70 acre lat com S' to purchaser, 75 naUve
timber, balance all rich bottom, strong
spring, good well of eoft water, all under
lenee. rine rarm nouse or a rooms, In
sured for agon for 5 years ; milk bona and
all conveniences of a first-class farm, (com
Also 160 acree adjoining, all bottom land
ana newij leucea, gooa orcaara, son wa
ter, farm house ; 60 acre com JJ to
iber. cnaser, au acres neavv grass,
s,3 acre tlml
corral, (net Br Y) (2.400,
these places can be sold separately oi
together, and constitute one of thebesl
best stock and grain farm In tbe Mate
14619 acres In Chatauqua eoonty, froutloi
on the Osage Indian reservation, I. T., all
fins rraxlcr lands. 2.000.
845 4000 acres of choice selected Cherokee
Strip lands In Harper county at 1 10 per
101 Iloue, s rooms, 90 feet front on Topeka
ave. ntreet cars ran past nouse. i,ihju.
102 House, 4 rooms, 60 feet front on Topeka
ure. jut in sreea ana nueiy snaueu. i,wj
107 House, 3 rooms, 140 feet front on Topeka
103 liouse, Emporia avenue north of 1)oug-
105 Uouse, Central avenue. 3,000.
106 House, Emporia avenue north of Dong
109IIouse on Topeka avenue south of Dong-
110 2 houses on north Topska ave. 3,500.
Ill House, 7 rooms, on Emporia ave. close to
uougias ave. z,sw.
112 Boose, 3 rooms. Central ave. Bear street
118 House. S rooms, CS feet front on Market
street, do to Dougla. stable, etc. , all la
good condition. S.OOO.
120 House, 4 rooms, WlehlU street. 2,000.
125 House, 3 rooms. Water at. 700.
144-HoueeandSloUon Williams st., stable,
cellar, etc. 1,750.
145 Uouse, 4 rooms, 3 lots, on Market street.
179 House, 4 room. SO feet front on Mosley
171 Bouse, 4 rooms, IX feet front on Law
rence avenue, all hedged. 2,000.
17S Shoo, 60 feet fronton sooth Mala at.
175 Bone oa Ksnpotta avenue, 60 feet front,
table, te. 1,700.
177 Boom with S acre ground east passenger
178 Boose. IK storr. S rooms, kltebea. eel
tar, stable and oulbulMlac, alt kind of
noil Baa saao trees, oa soasa ssarass st.
MS Boose, 3 rooms, 7 acres ground, oa Law
184-Slot pa Waco street, One building site,
26 feet front. 2.JB0.
bees sold while this lisi was la prepa
for the Santa Fe westers extension
on oar book, la the raage of immedi
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E. P. HOVEY & CO.,
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Summer Silks and Satins,
Summer Dress Goods,
Wash Goods, Laces, Embroideries,
Fichues, Gloves and Mitts.
LADIES', MISSES'. & CHILDRENS' HOSIERY
JS" Aadnaaay other desirable goods which oar space will Hot permit
eaaawratiBtT. Wefcerer iBdalge ia seasatioaal advertisiaff, bat simply jjiTe
tbe pabUe facts ia regard to oar batiaese that sbonld prore of rslae to all
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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 btock 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,
$10,000 Stock of New Clothing, -
TO BE SOLID IREG-jIEilDHiIESS OF COST.
Will Commence Our Great Sale of Olothintr. Saturday. August 4th.
USTIEW- YOBZ STOBE,
M. KOHN & CO.
August 1st, '83,
of taate good, beHariag we caa
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New York I
335 Broadway, July 18, '83
FURNITURE AND UPHOLSTERED GOODS
Nu 17 Werner's Illnck, next to Itauk of Cummerre.
Make to crder Book-cases, Wardrobes, OSes Desks, and do all kindi of
REPAIRS DONE "WITH NEATNESS & DESPATCH.
3T Come and examine our good, uut prices
H lirrc, and lie convinced that we mean liuiiue.
il. C. Hills.
ARKANSAS VALLEY FENCE CO.
Frye's Combination Farm, Garden,
It is strong, durahlc, cheap, pig-tiht, horse-high, bull-proof; gusran
anlced to hold any stock, and cost a $100 less per mile than the plank feace.
DILLS & SODBRSTROM, Proprietors.
Factory at No. C:i Main St. X. A. SAYLES, Agent.
Bank of Commerce.
Loans Money on Real Estate,
Seceives Deposits, Tim
Buys ami tells exchange; makes collect ions; negotiates municipal bonds,
and transacts banking iu all its branches.
Ko. 17 Douglas Avenue,
SEDGWICK CITY BANK!
WILL TRANSACT A GENERAL BANDNO jTOaTOfaaM.
Buy and sell exeltange, receive deposits,' wake collections, etc.
SHORT TIME LOANS on GOOD PERSONAL SECURITY
f.ajr,:m: lo-ajn-s a.t lowest batib.
5- INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS.
Sedgwick City, ..... . JTflrasa f
S. M. GARRISON,
&7 76 DOUGLAS AVBNUH, WBBT OF MADT
CASH PAID FOR HIDES,
at 11 O'clock.
CUENOD & CO.,
Itefuro purchasing e!t
Corral, and OrnuMttal 7dig.
Personal, and Cltjftel StxuritiM.
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