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WICHITA, KANSAS, AUG. 30, 1883.
REPUBLICAN JUDICIAL CONVENTION.
At meeting of the chairmen of the He
publican Central Committee! or the several
counties comprising the IStli Judicial DIs
trict, held at Kingman August Otb, 1SK1, it
was determined that a ltepubllcan Conven
tion be belli lor the purpose of placing In
nomination a suitable person for Judge of
Raid Judicial District.
Tbc convention will be bcld at Harper
City, in Harper county, on Wednesday,
.September 12th, at 10 o'clock a. m.
The representation of the various coun
ties it an follows:
Under Nine delegates.
Sedgwick Sine delegates.
llarper Four delegates.
Kingman Four delegates.
Barber Three delegates.
Comanche One delegate.
The selection or the delegates to be made
in such manner as the Central Committees
oi the various counties shall designate.
I.. 15. J UPSON, jr., Kingman.
E. Stanley, Sedgwick,
U. I. Stratkoi:i, Duller,
5. W. Francis, llarper,
K.S. llUXT, Barber.
Some few weeks since about two dozen or
more violators of the prohibition law, old
and new, were arretted and fined each $100
and cost. The whole crowd refused topay
their fines and were ordered committed.
Tbc commissioners refused to go to the nec
essary expense to fix up a place to bold and
board so many, tbc jail being full; which
matter was set forth in tbeir resolution re
leasing the condemned lrom confinement.
This action was severely criticlted by many.
Upon inquiry into the matter the chairman
of the board said that the order was not
made for tbc purpose of relieving tbc par
ties from the penalty of tbc line, but to save
the county what would prove a heavy ex.
pense; that the fine was not only a Hen up
on the property of the offenders, but upon
the property which they occupied at the
time of the violation of the law, and that
the fines would all be collected II not paid
voluntarily. Wc arc Informed that the tines
not having been paid, processes for their
collection have been Issued. The county
has not been at a cent's expense. Tbc costs
amounted to fl(90, which wcro paid by tbc
defendants. Tbo county attorney's fees
wcro about fcGOO. What it would hav c cost
to fix up for and keep thirty odd prisoners,
can bo figured by others as well.
This is written in answer to an inquiry
insdc by n subscriber a'nd wc believe is cor
rect, at Icakt It is ho tar as wc know.
The Democratic ringmaster are assidu
ouhly at work In the vain endeavor to cap
ture a few Hepublieau votes by the antl
prohibition bowl. There arc a large num
ber of sincere Hepubllcans who arc sincere
ly opposed to prohibition, but they arc not
Democrats, nor can they be gulled Into the
belief that democracy means antl-probibl-tlou.
Tlicy know that democracy means
anything on earth to get a Democrat Into
ofllcp. It means free trado here, protective
tarlfl there, and "revenue only" i-omc-wherc
else. It mean anti-prohlbltlon in
Kansas, strict prohibition In Georgia, high
llccuc in Missouri, free whiskey In Ohio,
wblch-cver-way-tbc-wlnd-blows In Iowa,
and nothing In particular everywhere else.
In fact there Is but ono question of policy
on which modem democracy is united, and
that Is "beg ofilcc." Into this ridiculous
enterprise, which of Itself lias no pith, they
are trying to thrust the embers of the now
comatose Ifsuc of unti-prohlbltion. The
ringroaetcrs of the democracy of Sedgwick
county aro cranks and fanatics on "anil
probib." FRANK JAMES, THE CUT-THROAT.
The notorious Missouri outlaw, Frank
James, is now on trial at Gallatlu, Missou
ri, lie who has made the business of throat
cutting profitable, is now making the saving
of his own throat profitable to a half dozen
lawyers. Tbo papers report that two or
three thousand long-haired specimens of
Missouri's cattish have crowded Into the
Uttlo town to witness the proceedings and
lend their Influence In behalf or the beast
who shot down men with less concern than
be would have shown in killing his own
dog. Jcsso James, another of the gang of
inurderurs, was assassinated by a pal named
Ford tome months since, and now the other
brother, Frank, is being testified against by
still another penitentiary bird, by the name
of Dick Ltddll. This beau-Ideal bush
whacker told his talc on tho witness stand
last Saturday, and told it straight no doubt.
He gave a history of the entire movements
of this gang of outlaws for several years
preceding the Winston train robbery, in
which the conductor was shot to death.
This last outrage he describes minutely,
skipping no detail, not even the division
of the blood-stained dollars the next morn
ing. The Kansas City 7'inut prints a por
trait of Frank James which tells for itself
what a wretched being he Is, still the Timu
correspondent declares that Coloncl(!) James
sizes up wolt with the lawyers at tbo bar of
tho Gallatlu court. After reading tho tcs
tlmony of Dick l.lddll. it docs not seem
possible that any jury' in America could
return a verdict of "Innocent," but lrom
what we know of the people of a country
which has been the retreat of such a breed
as the Youugers, Andersons, Hltcs, l.lddll(
Jameses and Qaantrclls, wc take no chances
in saying Frank James will be found "not
The season of tornadoes was supposed to
be passed for this year at least a month
since, but Minnesota received a shaking up
last Tuesday night which has uot been
equalled for delructivcncsi hardly any
where. The city of IZochestcr, containing
eight or ten thousand people, was almost
destroyed, two hundred houses being blown
down and about forty people killed. Uiica
and St. Charles, two other towns In that
State, fared as badly. A train on tho lloch
ester & Northern railroad was blown from
tbo track and one hundred persons killed
The Wichita Eaglk has been blowing its
horn loudly about the corn of Sedgwick
county reaching from Egypt to the moon
and representing tbo crop of that county as
tupcrior to that of any other county. Now
we are willing to admit all it says If it will
except Cowley county from its comparison.
The editor has not traveled this way and he
bad better not. If be should come down to
Cowley and sec our 117,000 acres of corn,
our corn stalks fifteen to eighteen rect high,
a corn stalk produclug and bearing three
and four can of corn, an car ot corn with
1826 grains and each grain three fourths of
an inch long ; wo say if be should see 117,000
acres of such com in Cowley county, he
would, in bis chagrin, go and drown htni
sir In the tuibld waters of the "Nile of
America." Winfield Couritr.
We have always stood by Cowley, and ex
SIMPLE COLD FACTS.
The Kansas City Journal says it wants
only cold simple facts, that they employ ex-
pert at enormous salaries, who do nothing
but figure, and who arc competent to dress
up the naked facts of Sedgwick's corn crop
In appropriate frills. We suggest that the
Journal would show more wisdom by dis
charging a few of its mathematical expert
and employing a few competent compositors
and a passable proof-reader. The kagmc
-or tbe associate dispatch said "cars" of
corn but "ears" of corn, and we gave only
simple cold facts, startling though they may
have been to the average Missourlan.
JUST THE PLAIN FIGURES..
Marsh Murdock, ol the Wichita Eaglk,
is beating all the boy this year, telling crop
stories. Several editors who enjoyed tome
reputation as enthusiasts on agricultural
statistics, have given notice that they have
ceased to take any Interest in such things,
since Murdock forged to the front so reck
lessly. Wilton Count f Citixen.
The Eaglk has just been glvlngnhc plain
figure without any desire to test the capac
ity or say outsider's belief. We have been
biased atore at homo for not making the
returns bigger than wc have been blamed
.abroad for making them Uu big.
f. Braaiar lBtl. who has been ttavclling
f extcMiveiy about the State, concludes that
ifc m u, inBlA trtnteviT thnt t&s Bert
If t Avmr wd all the State otscers will be
' i "f ' -tcHaW br the BotmbUcans ; there will be a
M BepeMtoa eMofation touongrem; tne
' ieejfs.a4 there w IH be a decisive Bepub-
L Itakaa BjaUABataT
le the next Leglslatare.-
THE PRIZE THUNPERS.
Tbc hcad-maullng brutes, SUde and
Mitchell, whom we noticed lest week as
training for a prize fight to come off within
two hundred miles of that town, bare been
drhen Irom Missouri by order of the gov
ernor. They and their trainers then went
to Atchison where arrangemeati were
made to go Into training. Governor Glick
and Attorney General Johnson both declare
that no such low down disgraceful work
shall be tolerated in Kansas. The news is
that a whole rait of thugs and roughs from
the east are to be on in a few days, and we
hope to see prompt action upon the part of
the State and county authorities.
The following is the law of Kansas on
that subject :
Cbspter li:, section , laws of 1871:
Any person who shall send or cause to be
sent, publish or otherwise make known,
any challenge to fight what is commonly
known as a prize fight, or shall accept such
challenge, or shall engage in such fight or
go Into training preparatory to such fight,
and any person acting as aider or abettor,
backer, umpire, trainer, second, surgeon,
assistant or reporter at such fight, or in
preparation for such fight, shall, upon con
viction thereof, be confined In the State
penitentiary for a term not less than one
year nor to exceed ten years.
FORMERLY OF KANSAS.
Iter. T. W. Jones, whose church at Sara
toga, New York, was dedicated last week
with such grand doings, ltev. Joseph Cook,
of Boston, preaching the dedicatory ser
mon, was a "formerly ol Kansas man."
Jones found himself too eloquent by far for
the average Maraisdes Cygnes prairie audi'
ence and struck out for the most aristocrat
1c lay out in America, and got there, Ell.
FIRST TO ANNOUNCE.
The Wichita LUnLK was, we believe, the
first paper in the State to announce for
General Sherman for President. Common
The Wichita Eagle was the tlrstpapcrin
tbc State to name several gentlemen now
kuown to fame. The Wichita KaGLK was
the first paper in Kansas to announce for
the late lamented Hayes ; but let that pass,
The Topeka dally Journal calls tbc atten
tion of the Kaglk to its assertion that tbc
Commonwealth also a railroad paper. If
that should prove true, then the railroads
control three organs In Topeka Instead of
two as we had been led to believe.
Wc arc glad to note the fact that at least
one paper in Topeka holds to tbc same opin
ion with the Eagle touching that great po
litlcal squirt, Col. A. B. Jctmorc.
SEDGWICK COUNTY DEMOCRACY.
The Democrats of Sedgwick county were
the first to call a county convention for 18S3
in the State. The convention assembled
last Saturday, in this city, and, contrary to
tbc expectations of many, went forward
and nominated a part of a ticket. They
didn't have the courage to nominate aman,
or woman cither this time, for Kegistcr of
Deeds. They tried their hand on Hank
Hclzcrmau two year's ago and appeared
satisfied. Their excuse was that they had
no candidate. For a party who claims that
the olllcc must seek the man, and not the
man tbc office, that excuse was worse thau
The following ticket was nominated:
Jonathan Fisher, for sheriff; E. II. Sowl,
for treasurer; Edgar F. Wright, for clerk ,
Oliver Mulvcy, for surveyor ; E. H.Nugent,
for coroner; 1. V. Hcaley, for commission'
cr 2d district; and E. II. Sisson, for com'
Tbc convention adopted the following
platform of principles:
Ee it JietchrJ, by the Democrats of Sedg
wick county in convention assembled :
1. That tho election of Gov. Click was
an instruction to tbc Legislature to submit
to the people, at tLe ballot box, tne pro
hibitory constitutional amendment, and
the refusal of the Legislature to comply
with this instruction wag a flagrant disre
gard or tne wisucs or me people.
2. That time continues to demonstrate
the folly of prohibition and the necessity of
its speeuy repeal.
3. That we are in favor of a license law
as tbc best means for regulating the traffic
in intoxicating liquor.
4. That we are opposed to protective
tariff, and arc in favor of a tariff for reve
6. That we favor an boncet adralnlstra
tion of county affairs and a reduction of
taxation to the lowest amount consistent
with the public good.
If tbc railroad bonded indebtedness of
this country is nearly seven billions ot do!
lars, It Is an interesting question to what
extent our railroad bonds are ownod by
European capitalists. The annual interest
charge at seven per cent, would be $030,-
000,000, and who is getting this enormous
revenue! But as Poor's Manual puts the
annual amount paid by railroads lor inter
est on their bonds at $U9,S95,808, newspa
per summaries of the figures given by the
Manual are evidently as full of errors as
The capital stock of Kansas railroads,
$08,001,000, is an average of 915,968 per
mile of track, at which rate the railroad
capital stock of the entire country should
be $1,804,384,000. Poor's Manual gives the
entire capital stock at $3,156,078,190, which
Is $1,C51,C91,196 more than it would be on
tho Kansas avcrago per mile.
It would seem from these figures that the
railroads or Kansas carry much below the
average bonded Indebtedness and capital
stock per mile.
THE OFFICE BEGGAR ABROAD.
Judct Amos Harris. of'Wicbita, was in
town on Tuesday, looking after his Inter
ests in connection with the judgeship of
this district. Anthony Republican.
There may have been a time when poli
tics meant tho science of government, but
to-day it means tbc science of office begging.
"Make mo thy servant," the office seeker
cries out to the dear people. It was a mel
ancholy and humiliating spectacle near a
wholo city full or office beggars ! The crop
Is an enormous one; stretched out length
wise in a row they would reach from here
to Egypt via London. They,mlglit with
equal respect for tbeir manhood go round
and beg for a meal of victuals. The hope
lessness of it is that the people are no bet
ter than the beggars. They not tolerate
and expect, but demand, this humiliating
spectacle. To scire the people well 1 hon
orable, to be sought by the office is a high
compliment to the ability and integrity of
tbo man, but to beg the office for its perqui
sites and Its power, is beneath the dignity
of true citizenship. Wichita Beaton.
QUITE A CITY.
Oue or the editors or the Winfield ItU
ffiam, who spent a day in Wichita last week
notes the fact in this way :
Wc took a trip to Wichita last Week. The
first person we met with whom we were ac
quainted was Billy'Smlth, of lumber noto
riety. In response to an inquiry, we stated
that we wished to "take In the dry." We
commenced on Shclton, and viewed the ter
or ot Wichita with tome trepidation, but
found a gonial, pleasant gentleman, who in
sisted upon leaving bi work and showing
us around. Catching on to the Sinners
tow-line, we floated around among the
heavy weights of the Forest City, gazed
upon SIuss, Hatton and the deputy United
States marshal, shook hand with Captain
White, and by whom we were afely en
sconced in a chair that made us think of the
bottomless pit. Leaving the Asms office
we encountered the Murdock Bros., of the
EAGLE.and viewed with awe the'Talingen-
estt" end ot the firm. The Sinner here turn
ed us over to Boll Murdock, in whose com'
pany we were driven through the beautiful
ly shaded streets, over the treet car line, to
the water work, ga works, over ue new
Iron bridge, and aw everything that wa to
be seen, including the fact that Wichita U
getting to be quite a city and Is putting on
metropolitan air with surprising grace aad
frequency. After taking dinner wuu omiiay
at the Trcmont, we called upon Ed. Hovey,
former drunrlst ol Wlnteld, who enter
tained us with a glowing account of a pros
pective picnic to be held next month la Bt.
Louis, In which he and Smithy would be
central figure. Leaving Hovey we wend
ed our way to the depot to take the mixed
freight for home. Leaving Wichita at ISO
wo reached Wlnield at 8 o'clock, after an
unprecedented run ol thirty-eight bUmIu
five hour and thirty atlaate. rttyraas.
Edward T. WlMtow, president of the St.
In a dry good atore la Mount Pleaaaat,
Iowa, la t9W aiasa.naa.Mtt
Aad the lather of Senator Be we, of Col
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To Hi Editor of tkt EagU :'
The taxpayers of thl township will, in
nil probability nave an opportunity at an
opportunity at an early date to vote for or
against the taking of $12,000 worth or stock
In the Fort Scott railroad. One of Wlchl
ita' wide-awake land agent, P. V. Uealey,
has been around the different portions of
the township soliciting signatures to a pe
tition asking the county commissioners to
order an election and from f he number of
names which be obtained in a few hours, I
am forced to the conclusion that we will
have to pay the cost of an election in this
township, and we are lucky 11 we escape
from a bonded indebtedness. Any road
that builds west from Wichita must go
through our township with or without any
pecuniary assistance from us. To compen
sate us for the issue of bonds asked for wc
will have a depot (perhaps for passengers
only) In West Wichita, and it is expected
by some (anguine friends of the cause that
West Wichita will soon be the rival or the
Queen City of the West in enterprise and
population. Mr. Editor, do not say the idea
1 Quixotic, as we are often forced to con
fess that the unexpected often happens. I
will lay down a proposition which cannot
be truthfully contradicted : that at least
two-thirds ot all tbc wheat, corn, hogs and
cattle shipped from Wichita come through
our township and arc raised west of the
Arkansas river. Your dispatch to the asso
ciated press in regard to our big corn crop
was timely and truthful. Never, since the
organization of the county, was such a crop
raised to gladden the heart of our hus
bandmen. Some fields on the Cowskln bot
toms will make eighty bushels per acre and
the uplands will not be far behind.
This county is noted not only for the pro
ductiveness ot its soil, but also for the Intel
ligence and thrift manifested by its people.
We build school bouses and raise large crops
of refined and cultured ladles that are more
valuable and more endearing than all our
other possessions. The right of women
cannot be long delayed, as I find they are,
as a rule, more intelligent than the so-called
lords of creation.
Miss Klrkpatrlck, of Delano, who is and
has been very successful in teaching tbc
"young idea bow to shoot," is the most el
oqucnt advocate of the farmers' fair that 1
ever had the pleasure of listening to, al
though I have beard the colotal-mindcd
Farmer K., and others, expatiate on that
subject. Her clear reasoning, ber logical
arguments, aud above all, her lofty enthu
siatin in the cause of right carries convic
tion to the most obtuse listener. She has
ideas and believes in all reforms which tend
to elevate man to that position which na
ture's God intended be should occupy. As
a soliciting agent for tbc farmers' fair, or
any other laudable- enterprise, she would
have few equals and no superiors.
Hurrah ! for the farmers' fair and tbc Fort
Scott railway, without bonds In Delano.
FROM THE CAPITAL.
TOI-EKA. August 25, 1883,
To tht Editor of the EagU :
Since writing my last grist ol news, the
world has been moviug on here iu Topeka,
as well as elsewhere, and doubtless some
items of what is taking placo at the capital
would be of interest to the EAGLE-(cyed)
readers of Wichita and Sedgwick county.
No doubt your readers all know that
Judge Jcre Black's death has deprived Kan
sas or part or her able counsel in the cases
against the Union Pacific railroad company,
A retaining fee or $2,500 had been paid to
the judge only two weeks since, and he was
to have received 95,000 and $2,500 addition
al, when the cases had been carried through
tbc State and United State supreme court
respectively. It is not known whom Gov.
Glick and Attorney General Johnson will
appoint to take Judge Black's place, but
Gen. Butler. Iloscoc Conkllng, C. A. Ward
and other are mentioued a possibilities.
The cases must necessarily be postponed
until October or November.
The fair association is, if It be possible,
working more energetically than ever to
have everything in readiness for the open-
ingday: September 10th. The grounds and
buildings are being put in first-class condi
tion ; the agricultural hall being entirely
remodeled, refitted and ceiled. A large
cattle barn has just been erected on the
grounds 00x220 rect, with an L 48xG0 tett;
this mammoth stable will accommodate 250
bead of cattle. The bone stable will bold
300 head ; the sheep house the best in the
United States, by the way will hold 1,000
head, and the poultry bouso will contain
500 coops. Every inch of space will be oc
cupied, as applications arc pouring in dally
from ail directions. Ten States, ranging
from Maryland to Colorado, are represented
in the stock department, while many of the
counties of the State will compete forcoun
ty premium. Beside the hurdle racing
and steeple cbasing,some or the finest racer
in the country will appear in the trotting,
pacing and running races. The names or
the horses entered, however, will not be
made public till alter the entries are dosed,
next Tuesday. A large force of men ha
been tent out and soon every city, town,
village and hamlet in the State will bo flood
ed with the handsome "paper" of the State
fair, reflecting its glories and proclaiming
It many attractions. The low rates offered
by the railroad will undoubtedly cause a
tremendous cjowd to be in attendance, but
preparations are being made to accommo
Some of Topeka' capitalists have been
asitating the project or organizing a com
pany and boring for coal, which i believed
to exist In abundance in the vicinity or this
dty, and they have even gone so far a to
summon a Chicago expert "to view the
landscape o'er," make a thorough examina
tion and report of the probability or strik
Ing it rich.
Mayor Joe Wilson la a complete success
a a "surprise party." Last Octobcrhe got
up a surprise upon tbo saloon by ordering
them to close up, and last November be
turned tbo table and surprised the (tern'
pcrance) people by giving "aid and com.
fort" to the liquor dealers. Twoweeksago
the mayor's penchant for tbc unexpected,
took tbc form of shutting off gas, electric
light, policemen, and other luxuries; and
last week he broke out in a new place, and
appearing before tbo police court a wore out
complaint against nineteen saloon keeper
who had neglected to pay tbeir taontby sti
pend of 9100. Suffice it to lay that tho city
treasurer Is now f 1,900 richer than before.
"What nextr" is the question asked by the
puzzled and curious dtlzen.
The sporting men or Topeka are now
draped in "weeds" all their fond hope are
blasted. "There' many a slp 'twixt cup
and lip," but they lorgot that and were io
certain Mr. Maori Slugger Slade, of Am
tralla, Intended to make North Topeka hi
headquarter while training for hi fight
with Mitchell ; and yet be ha deliberately
gone to Atchison, that city of odor, so rank
and strong that they smell to Leavenworth
and materially lowered the rent of that vil
lage. We will endeavor to bear our loss
with all possible resignation, and pray that
Atchison may endure ber acquisition with
equal tranquility. Dkbosairk.
Union Towsship, August 27, 1883.
To tht Editor of tht EafU :
M.K-Moser, ofMoscr's hill, one mile
east of Wichita, ha a 40-acre field in timo
thy grass, that be put In last fall with hi
wheat. It i the best field ol timothy of iu
age I ever saw in any country, and I have
farmed in six State or the Union and In
Ayrshire, Scotland. I was at Moter hill
when Moserwa cutting his wheat, I found
timothy over four feet high with heads four
and a half Inches long. Moserha a field
la timothy that he ha pastured for seven
yean, and one acre I worth three of wild
gnu for pasture. Moser I one of the kind
of men that make a State; hi I a good
place for u grangen to go to learn aome
thlng. Youn truly,
Col. Johjv Bussku-
The only State la the Union la which pro
hibition ha been at alt raccesHUi is we
State or Maine; and In Maine there ha
been ao conetiutional provision reapectlng
the tale or liquor until within the present
year. Where the public aeatuaeBt or ue
State it UobbT enough to enforce prohlM
tion prohibition can be secured byawa of
a law without any couututioaai provision ;
aad where Ue public eeatUteat of the State
tt'aot strong enough steadily aad peralrt-
ently to entore proUMtieB a proaiwiory
ataeadateat will reauK la free rtm.Chri-
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AN IMPORTANT DECISION.
Tbc following communication, in the
form of an official opinion, was rendered.
last week by the Kansas railway commis
sioners and will prove of interest to grain
shippen and purchasen :
Mr. S. T. Smith, Supeiintrndent of Kamat
Dear Siu : Keferring to jour letter of
the 10th Inst., wherein you ask whether,
under the law, you may not protect the bu
siness or elevators built along the line or
your road, where suffldent capacity exist
to handle all the grain through them, and
this service is offered to be done by all
alike on equal terms, by prohibiting track
loadiug from wagons, or by other mean
other than elevators, wc have to reply that
in our judgmant such a course would not
be warranted under the law.
Section 9 provides that "It shall be the
duty of any railroad company when In it
power to do so, and upon reasonable no
tice, to furnish suitable can to any and all
person who may apply therefor, for the
transportation of any and all kinds of
It was undoubtedly the purpose of this
section of the statute to place all citizens
and dasscs of business men on an equality
In their relations with the operations or
the railroads, so far as that end could be
practically attained, and to afford all alike
such transportation facilities as their bu
siness should require. We are aware of
the fact that all cannot be supplied at all
times with cars, with equal promptness
Many exigencies arise, especially during
the busy shipping season, that occasion un
avoidable delay. At such times the com
panies arc expected to do tbc best they can
and supply all as promptly as possible.
Wc appreciate the force of the reasons
you present in support of tbc position that
all grain should be loaded through eleva
tors. If this were the universal custom It
would greatly add to the company' ability
to supply transportation facilities promptly
to al, a remit which it is conceded would
be of advantage to both shipper and car
rier. Still, If a man desires to load his own
car from wagons, or by means or such
other facilities as he may have provided
himself with, be has that right under the
law, but if he chooses to employ slow
methods of loading when quick ones are
provided and at band, and by this means
unnecessarily detains cars upon side tracks
during tbc pressing and busy seasons,
abridging the transportation facilities of
others, he ought to make good the loss he
thus occasions. If one man to savo eleva
tor charges, detains a car upon tbc track,
twice, three times or even longer, than it
would have been detained if appliance for
rapid loading bad been employed, and by
that means others are deprived of cars or
kept waiting for tbem. tbo track loader
would be giveu decided advantage over
those employing elevators an advantage
gained at tbo expense of others.
We therefore think it is just and equita
ble to establish a rule, to apply during tbc
busy shipping season, when the capacity of
the company is over-taxed for grain cars,
to the effect that all those who detain cars
upon tbc track beyond the time necessary
to load them, having reference to all the
facilities existing there for rapid loading,
should be charged n reasonable demurage
This rule would not apply at such sea
sons when tho company was able to respond
without delay to all calls for cars.
The lollowing gentlemen will comprise
the petit aud grand juries of the United
States court which convenes in Wichita
next Jlonday :
Grand jury: Grant Greene, Derby; G.
N. Byers, Clearwater ; L. F. Jones, Mar
shall; John McComb. Wichita; T. J. Shel
ton, Wichita; Jos. Stillwell, Eureka; 11.
W. Stubblefield, Winfield; K.D. Faugbt.
Kingman; It. D. 31yton. Wichlca; A. C.
Schemerhorn,Urcat Bend ; Itobt. McCausc,
Kinsley; W. E. Thralls, Wellington; T.
Kimberline, Labette; Hiram Stout, King
man; J. W. Forney, Belle Plalne; B. M.
Fall, Cambridge ; It. Burroughs, Indepen
dence; L. T. Stephenson, Independence;
A. D. Neal, Chetopa; S.B.Sloan, Chctopa ;
O. O. Clendenning, Columbus ; Tbos. Mur
Tetlt jury : P. L. Partridge, A. u. Bat
cliff, l'anons ; Wm. Starr, Belmont; D. C.
Krone, Independence; B. II. Bunu, Klce
county; Chas. Beckmyer, Wichita; E.
Evans, Wellington; A. Uobbs, Kinsley;
J. B. Nipp, Arkansas City; J. Harland,
Columbus; Jas. Tulley, Independence;
Wm. Whitehead; Paola; C. W. Littleton,
Chetopa; J. H. Marr, Montana; K. Martin,
Eureka; J. C. McMullcn, W. A. Lee, Win
field; S. Badges, Topeka; E.A.Henthorne,
Burden ; J. J. Barnes, Belle Plalne ; John
Wallace, Dexter ; John Alexander, Arkan
The Wichita Eaglk is giving sharp criti
cisms to somo of the northern and eastern
paper or Kansas, charging them with mis
statements concerning the Arkansas Valley.
It seems strange that so much ignorance
and prejudice should be exhibited by those
who ought to know better, and thl year's
crop will certainly leave no further chance
for the pica or ignorance. Our county is
not behind any of her sisters in the wheat
belt, In Its productiveness. The yield of
wheat, corn, oats, millet, potatoes, sweet
potatoes and sorghum, in Harper county, Is
not excelled by any county In the United
State. In many places we hear of excep
tionally large crops or some or these staples
but here all aro beyond the average or even
these exceptions. None of the estimates
by the state board or agriculture for 1883,
arc as high as tbc actual productions. An
INGALLS OF KANSAS.
The Hun, discussing eight possible presi
dential candidates now in the Senate, says :
"Perhaps the smartest man in tho eight is
John J. Ingalls, of Kansas."
The New York Sun is right. John J.
Ingalls Is to-day not only the smartest man
of the eight in the Senate, but he Is as
smart as any man in the Nation. Kansas
ought to be proud of him. To talk about
taking htm out or the Senate to put in a
third or. at the very best, a second rate
man, is ridiculous. Kansas cannot afford
to do it, and will not, Ft. Seoti Monitor.
The greater portion of, the Butler county
bar has signed a-petitionlo Hon. H. C.Sluts
of Wichita, .to bo a candidate for Judge of
the eighteenth judicial district. It ha been
generally understood, since the organization
of the district, that Slut would be It judge
a soon as the people made the judge. The
fight will bq between Sluss and Harris, prob
ably. The latter has made a good judge,
but 8luss Is a younger man, ha more vigor,
and Is naturally more In accord with Kansas
and Kama institution. Eldorado Prut.
The Wichita Eaolk is still "tooting
about the wonderful crops or Sedgwick
county and were its outside readers not
posted upon the statistics or other portions
or the State they might condude that Sedg
wick county embraces all of the productive
ness of Kansas, iiut inis, lonunaieiy, is
not the fact, only the untiring effort of the
Eaglk are always la the direction of home
devdopment and the advancement of local
Interest. Yattt Center Xtvt.
When the union troop entered Island
No. 10 after the rebel surrender they lound
a dilapidated old graveyard with one new
ly made grave. At iu head wa arplne
board, on which wa rudely cut with a
jack-knife the following inscription :
"Brave Southern friend, who fell
A fightln' at Island number ten,
Yourn wa a glorlouiend.
Sweet iperit rest In Heven
There be no Yankee thar."
Tbe State Teaperaaee Ualoa of Kanaaa
wiU hold it aaanal Beetle;, at Tofceka, oa
Ue 18th aad 19th of Seatesaber prox.
There, wlU be three setafos a day. Those
of the aaoralat; aad alteraoea to be derat
ed to bullae! aad that of the create; to
addreaee. It la expected' that Neal Dow
aad other prominent tpeaker will be pres
held la tht city, Bepteartwr ltta. There
wiU be detefatM treat Btrtfcr, Sedgwick,
Klafaaaa, Barber aad Coanaeao eeewUea.
It wW probably be rather, a lemal afatr a
Horn. H. C Braee aeeaw to be the aaaalsaou
eaeiee to far a we caa leanu JTevyer
Tfca CMeaf Stmt (Ue It p aboni right:
TIM Mktaiae I waa 1 1 brtaf abet
AM UU fJMtrt 10 Wis
Ask the MUUt tmmth to.
Tfc J tJsty emlm,1kUkM H wW
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"The Old Reliable"
It I lio longer necessary to speak Iu uncettaln terms of the capabilities
of Kansas as a State. She stands pre-eminent among the agricultural States
of the West the acknowledged queen. And what Kansas is to the other
Western States the region comprising the lower Arkansas and Ninnescah
Valleys is to Kansas the garden spat of the State.
The last ten years have demonstrated beyond question that Southern
Kansas is more genial in climate, more bouutifnl and certain in productions,
than any other portion of the West. Nowhere else in all our broad land do
these conditions unite in such harmony
of the ideal farmer's home. Many such
aud 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 arc still cheap, and thau which there is nothing
belter in the State. Tho ricks of wheat
laden with heavy ears 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
our books itiauy thousand acres, not only of the highly cultivated and high
priced lauds in the Arkansas Valley aud adjacent thereto, but equally rich
lands farther west and south, at prices accommodated equally to the plethoric
purse of the speculator anil the liioro limited' menus of the poor man seekiug
a home. Subjoined is a partial list of our lands.
-mA rhnlr. home farm of 112 acres, adjoin
ing the ctly, two-story brick boose with
rooms, barn and outbuildings, 3 acres choice
rruu. 6 acres in grapes, o acrrs m nwii
fruits, all in bearing, ii acres timber,
fenceii, living water, tills is a bargain,
S3U 10) acres VI miles from city, Clileholm
creek lands. HI acres iu cultivation, nouse,
corral, etc. A bargain at S.SUI.
o-ki tin .or. 1 tr mllna fmm tmrn. second bot
tom, CO acres In cultivation, overlooking
town, f inv uwe iui icsmwii.. -i
SIOIM cf s 3 miles west or town, 2 bouses
and baAs, fruit and forest trees, all In
high tUte of culllvatlon, best Uowskln
i-ino acres 4 miles from city, good house.
orrbardanu grove, neugeu, iu gwi cum
iU-KO acres 4 miles west, all In good cultiva
tion , good house and barn . 3,500.
201 bO acres la ssme quarter, alt In cultiva
SiB Wa acres 4 miles west, a choice quarter.
mL.in iw mile. wMt. in irood cultiva
tion, house, fruit and forest trees; a nice
Su7 ICO acres 5 mile west, fine house awl
barn, several acres finlt and forest trees,
in high cultivation ; an elegant farm home.
tta loo acres S miles west, good house, plenty
of rrult, grove, neageii; apiraunt r
The last eight numbers will surround a thriv
ing Niimari ilium m the extension of the .San
ta r"e west In a few months, and will be among
the most desirable places near w iciui iur resi
dences. 9)1--1)-acres Smiles southwest of Wichita,
all hedged and crosseu, a nue grove, mm,
house ; a fine Cowskln larm. 4.SUO.
310-SOacresfi miles south, half In cultivation,
house and stable. H.V).
CO 100 acres prairie, Chlsholmbottom. 5,000.
01-80 acres prairie V( miles north. 4,400.
79 20 acres l'f miles from Derby, 30 acres
under plow. 2,400.
i--;00 acres 3Jf miles southeast, well Iru
iimml. henVfMl. irood house, fruit and for
est trees, a very desirable place. Vti per
215 SO acres Hi miles northeast, second bot
113 88 acres 3 miles south. In excellent culti
vation, hedged, plenty of fruit and forest
trees, all rich Orst bottom land. 3,200.
180100 acres, large dwelling, barn and out
buildings, all fenced wire and bedge. or
chard, i acres timber ; floe plao . 5,000.
103-20 acres l.f miles from town. 1,500.
J40C40 acres prairie, 10 miles out. 0,600.
ALONG WESTERN KXTEXSION OF BAN
TA 'K ItATLUOAD.
813 320 acres, all best Cowskln bottomland,
.16 acres native timber. 230 in cultivation,
2 houses, 2 barns and all other outbuild
ings, 8 acres tight board corral, 30 acres
hedged pasture, 5 miles hedge, 3 peach and
2 apple orchards, stream of living water.
This Is a great bargain at 8,500.
814--1B0 acres 4i miles from town, 130 acres
under cultivation, bouse and good cellar,
stable 20x40, 20 acres fenced with wire,
lch orchard. 2,500.
74320 acres 3 miles from station, good
house, orchard, water. Improved. 5,000.
73320 acres, Improved, house, orchard ; a
good place. Cheap at a.uui.
107160 acres 5 miles west, 140 acres In culti
vation, house, granary, stable, etc.; cheap
453160 acres 8 miles west, new house, 3 acres
orchard, all hedged. 3,a.
1125-10) acres all In high cultivation, hedged,
a bargain. 3,500.
1130320 acres 14 miles west, 1 quarter welt
Improved, fine grove, house, other quarter
raw prairie. 5,000.
1111100 acres all In cultivation, line grove aad
orchard, ,'.' mile from station ; a bargain.
1145180 acres 1 mile west from station, 80
acres In colt I vatlon, good bouse. z,axi.
309 180 acres 12 miles west, 6 mile from sta
54 ft 258320 acres Cowskln land, 50 acre-) in
cultivation, orchard, house, stable, etc.
04 320 acres 3 miles from station. 3,000.
1121 100 acres 4 miles from proposed station.
493 ISO acres, 120 acres In cultivation, bouse.
116 160 acres 1 mile north of line. 1,250.
2C7 loo acres, well Improved larm, 10 miles
southwest ou Ft. ccoit route. 2,000.
fis-lf acres southwest. 1 ,200.
1000 -aw acres, house and stable, 200 acres la
cultivation, all bottom, watered by the
north Nlnnescah. 2,eoo.
121100 acres, all bottom, 00 aires In cultiva
tion In corn. 1,290.
130160 acres In high cultivation. 7 acres in
grove and fruit, good house ; a choice farm,
1 mile from new town of Marshall. 3,200.
783520 acres, 130 In cultivation, good boose,
living water and wells, forest aad rrnlt ;
a bargain. H mile from new team of Mar
1311160 acres, halt under cultivation, 5 acres
Inline grove, best bottom land, IX miles
from station. 2,500.
230 Half section land between sew towns oa
Santa Fe extension, H mile from each ia
Nlnnescah and Smoot creek bottoms, wa
tered by living brook, 143 acres nnder cul
tivation; a bargain, special for ten days.
Numbers marketl with a have beea sold white thin list wfts iu prepa
ration, in part a depot aad towaaites for tbe Santa Fe western extension.
Wo have some special bargains on onr books, in the range of immedi
ate railroad developments, which we regard as the best is the market and
which wc will take pleasure in showing to oar customers in quality of soil
not to be excelled, and in price far below their real value. The prices range
from $200 to $1,600 per quarter for lands that in our judgment will double in
value within the next six months. We have sevsral thousand acres of these
lands, and can accommodate the views
We offer alovo a limited list, to which we shall add from time to time
as press of business permits, and subject to changes from sates from day to
We do conveyancing, eonen renin,
latter we have a Large list in our control,
Wenes-otiate optional m well as
business of a f rat-class Kanl Estate Agency.
We took tbe business from Mr.
bat have good reason to congratulate
which has towed to its with Htcreasksg
to wire oar customers at tbeir 'nveasce and without expense to them,
awl an contemplating early ehasagee and additions to onr facaities to Beet
the rietssjnrts of oar business.
We stsHtteew friends (rem tne
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JY M. STEELE,)
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to make possible the establishment
are springing up into living pictured,
and dark green fields of corn over
643320 acres, Nlnnescah second
houses. 80 acres In cultivation;
Improved, house, trell. t-tc.
G4.V-KS) acres hi 28, 3 west.
Cheap asillrt at
646320 acres, together or separate. 2 houses,
100 acres In cultivation. 2,800.
647 ISO acre near Mnnescah bridge, bottom
land, nnder cultivation. 1,1.00.
648-323 acres, Improved, In Afton 2,000.
75.1160 acres 2 miles southwest present town
or Marshall. 1,500.
754 160 acres adjoining above. 1,500.
S3 320 acres 20 miles south est. 1.7(0.
143 80 acres 8 miles southeast, house 14x24,
stable, etc., good stock water. 50 apple. :
peach, 80 cherry and 300 plum trees, and
15080 acres 8 miles soothfast, C5 acres nnder
cultivation, house 3 rooms, stables, elc;
0 acres fenced for hogs, living water, 150
apple, 50 peach, 50 cherry. 200 plnm and
small fruit, 12 ooo cottonwoods. 2.UU.
1138-100acres 8 mile southeast, 15 acres in
timber, 60 acres In aultlvatlon, good house,
barn, etc.; a bargain. 2.000
140 240 acres ten miles east of town, 110 acres
In cultivation, barn Sx&, house 1," story
14x24, and other outbuildings, 1 mile of
hedge. 1003 jieach and a few apple and
cherry trees. 3.500.
176160 acre 13 mile from town, 20 acres
fenced with hedge, all timber, 120 under
cultivation, house tx22, grain house aixJfi.
corn crib 8x30, and other buildings, all
hedged, good water, ane onng orchard.
111780 acres 4 miles from Valley Center, bot
tom land, all under cultivation, house,
corn cribs and other buildings, all under
hedge, s acres apple, iieacb, plum, etc.
1U4-1G0 acres 12 miles southeast ol Wichita
and close to Derby, 130 acres nnder culti
vation, house 16x18, stable, com crib, etc.,
1 mile of hedge, good well, 2 to 3 acres in
orchard, 10,000 cottonwoods growing ; price
1110160 acres 8 miles east of Wichita ; line
lands, no Improvements. 1.G80.
1262310 acres, one of the Quest farm In Sedg
wick county, 16 acres In timber, 234 acres
In cultivation, all hedged and cross-hedged,
good house, stable, corn cribs. 3 acres of
choice fruit. 10.000.
1201400 acre 7 miles east of town. 30 acres
under cultivation, house and outbuilding ;
a very One stock farm with living water.
84.1--A Wilson county farm ou Itainbowfreek,
8 miles west from fredonla, of lttuucres;
70 acres In corn ii to purchaser, 75 native
timber, balance all rich bottom, strong
spring, good well of sort water, alt mider
lenc. fine farm house or & rooms, In
sured for (8M for S years ; milk house and
all conveniences oraflrat-claMfami. (com
Also 100 acres adjoining, all bottom land
and newly renced, good orchard, sort wa
ter, farm house ; AS acre corn Jf to pur
chaser, ao acres heavy grass, 3 acres timber,
corral, (net Kx Y) i2.4oo.
1 hese places can be sold separately or
together, and constitute one of the best
best stock and grain larm In tbe slate.
M4--eiv acre in cnatanqua coonty, fronting
on the Osage Indian reservation, I. T., all
nne grazing lands. 2.WU
843 4000 acre of choice selected Cherokee
Strip lauds In Harper county at $10 per
101lIouoe, s rooms, 90 feet front Oa Tepeka
atv. niirc, Ufa (UH lHt UUIIH. f,UJU.
10J House, 4 rooms, 00 feet front on Topeka
aw. an id ima sou ssvif suiuu. l,:iu.
107 House, 3 rooms, 140 feet front on Topeka
103 lions, Emporia avenue north of Dong-
103 House, Central avenue. 3,000.
106 House, Emporia avenue north of Dong
109 House an Topeka avenoe south of .Doug
110 2 bouses on north Topeka ave. 3,5ft).
Ill House, 7 rooms, on Emiria av. close to
Douglas av. 2,200,
III House, 3 rooms. Central ave. near street
cars. 5J0. "
118 House, 6 rooms, C5 feet front on Market
street, close to Douglas, stable, etc., all In
good condition. 3,000.
120 House, 4 rooms, Wlrhitastreet. 2,000.
125 House, 3 rooms, Water su , too. q
144 House and 3 lots on IV illiams st., stalde,
cellar, etc. 1,710.
IIS House, 4 rooms, .1 lots, on Market street,
170 House, 4 rooms 30 feet front on Mosley
172 House, 4 rodm, 133 feet front on Law
rence avenue, alibedgxl. 2,000.
173 2 houses, CO feet front on south Masnst.
175 House on Kmporla aveuue, 50 feet front,
stable, elc. lxoo. 1
177 House with 2 acre ground east passenger
depot. 1.300. '
178 Boom. Mi story, 5 rooms, kitchen, cel
lar, stable awl outbuildings, alt kiwis of
frnlt and shade trees, on south Market it.
180 Doom, 3 rooms, 7 acres) ground, on Law
rence ave. 1,690.
14-9 lota on Waco street, floe building site.
225 feet front. 2,200.
of the speculator or tbe immigrant.
pay taxes) aau rent tanas, oi wnicn
to be leased subject to sale.
Ixed loans, and do in ail things the
Steele at the daHest season of the year,
ourselves upon .the generous patronage
votnaae. We are weH. prepared new
ceMrtry and Jbem abroad, and ntil
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'.J Dear Sir We have concluded to give up clothing to make
room for a large stock of clry goods and ?caipets. 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
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Summer Silks arid Satins,
Wash Goods,, Laces, Embroideries,
Fichues, Gloves and Mitts.
LADIES', MISSES', & CHILDRENS' HOSIERY.
ty And many other desirable goods which our space will not permit
enonterating. We never indulge iu sensational advertising, but simply give
the public facts in regard to our business that Miould prove of value to all.
. Our Fall
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We ask aa examination of these good, believing wc can
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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,
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$10,000 Stock of New Clothing,
TO BE SOLID REG-ABDLESS OF COST.
Will Commence Our Great Sale of Clothin?, Saturday, August 4th, at 11 O'Clock.
USTIEW YORE STORE,
M. KOHN & CO.
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335 Broadway. July 18, '83
that you are selling
LIVINGSTON, CUENOD & CO.,
FURNITURE AND UPHOLSTERED GOODS
Ni. 17 W'erDrr's I'.liwk, nevt to Hank of L'oniuierre.
Hake to crder Ecok-cascs, Wardrobes, Offico Desks, and do all kinds of
liKPATRS DON 10 WITH NEATNESS & DESPATCH.
Sf Coino nud cxamiiif! our foods, tret pricey
wlicre, mid bu rnnvinced that we mean business.
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ARKANSAS VALLEY FENCE CO.
Combination Farm, Gordon,
It is strong, durable, rlicnp, riifr-titflii, li'irso-liigh, hull-proof; gnarau
nnleed (o hold any stock, and costs $100 Ion per mill) than the plank fence.
' ' DILLS & SODERSTROM. Proprietors.
Fsidory4al No. 0:5 Main St. M. A. SAYLES, Agent.
Bank of Commerce.
Money on Real Estate,
Eecehes Deposits, Tina
Itiiys ami tells errftiiuge; junket rottrrtioui; negotiates municipal bnmlt,
inul triitisiirls Uinkimj in till it hranehes.
Ho. 17 Douglas Avenue,
SEDGWICK CITY BANK!
WILL TRANSACT A GENERAL BANKING BU8Irfisfi0.
JJiii ami tell exchange, receive ilejmtifj, make collection!, etc.
SHORT TIME LOANS GOOD PERSONAL SECURITY
PAEM IL.0-A.asrS A.T LOWEST BATES.
INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS.
Sedgwick City, ..... - Kanta
S. M. GARRISON,
?- 76 DOUGLA8 AVENUE, WEST OF MAIN OTBMT,
MAXUrACTUKEK AND DKAIJtB I!f
George G. Matthews,
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Corral, and Ornamental Fencing,
Personal, and Chattel Securities.
and Eemaad, at lateree.
FOIl IT1DE8, TALLOW, ETC.
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