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WICHITA&SEDGWIOK COUNTT, KANSAS, FRIDAY, APEIL 10, 188.
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M. M. MURDOCK & BROTHER.
PCBUiliaRS AXD iBOnaiTO.
TWO HOLLA KS rKH TEAK IN ADYASCK
isranssfa uas mil ts:yy ra irruciTiat
J. I. RAUiKllSTOX,
ArroKtr t LAW.WlcMta, hedgwlck onuM
Kansas. Office fh Centennial Bloc. lM-tf
J. I). HOUSTON-,
Attoh-i:y-at-Law. Office over Kansas N
onI Hank. SS-tl-
STANLEY & WALL.
AiromtKYSATl.AW, WichlU, Cuiu. Offlo
ver lllseantz A llutler. JS-
HAUlUa, HAltlUfc A VKIU1 LUON'
ATrotctrVK at Law. Wichita, Kausaa. Offic
uth building oct-unled by the It. S. Lund Offic.
Loans negotiated on Improved land In Sal?
let &nd eaniner counties, 31-
11ALK A DALE,
Attorney at Law, Wichita, Kansas. Otto
No. SI Pouglas Avenue.
Attoeket at Law, first door north 'of U 8
l-and Office, In Commercial mock, Wichita,
Kansas. Srial attention given to all kinds ol
bnslness connected with thr U. S Land Oflic.
l. A. MITCHELL,
Attosxit-at-Law, Wlehite, Kansas. 'OBiee
oterllerrinrton'a bookstore. 10-S.V
4AMES L. I1YER,
Aituknit at Law, WichlU, Kansas.
.irroESCt atI.aw, Wichita, Kant..
Attorni-y-at-law. Office on Donglaa avenne.
ever Lynch' dry good store.
Tilt. M. A. riLVTT,
Office MOMaln street, n IchiU. Kar.'.
nit. s. w. uiijinioM'.
Magnetic fhyslclan. Cnres diseases of -Ten
namr and nature l; mf tile treatment, with
ont ju?dicln. IUn carta are eH'edy and er
ruanent, and charpe rerwnable. LianoU
and eonultllon free. rartl- froru a dUtticr
can board with btro a reaonable rale. iClct
on south Water Mreet, VMcblta, Kan.a..
G. M. HENDnE-V, M.D.,
Office til E Donel" avenae, between TopeVs
and faiporla aienoes Kealdence Die ontb
Lawrenc arenne. nlchitT, Kanta. d:13-lm
I'uisicia ad ScnoaoN Also U.S. eiaru
Inlng Surgeon forienlona. OQlceoTer Barue.
A Son'atmiRSnre, Kenldenc on La wrrnce ave
nue In third blot k north or Methodlstcharch.
TEratr a dumont.
Architects and Superintendent Office In
Itor' block, WichlU. Kan.a. li-17-
Waco HoK-'x-Tinrr AfociATioM. MeeU
luarierlTon aturdj at CartwrUht ach'jol
hone. 1. S. silU-KR, l'resldenl
1.. n. Dcss. Secretary. 1 13
Usiox TowssmrMcTCAtrnoTfcriYK Soci
m. Meet the Ut atunlaYln each rot nth at
UatBeld D. K B -OSe., President.
S. J. LOUDESSLAUEB, Sec'y. -tf
EVA A. BATES,
Teacher of Dano. Violin and theory, la'eofthe
uccinnau txiiee oi junaic tor terma can
on or addree 4iA North Main street, or Co.
lines A I'latl's law office, Wichita. Kansas
ANNUAL MEEriSG The annual me.tln
. of the Arkansas Vellev sricoltural ocie
ty will be held at the court room 1 n Wichita o
Tuesday. April l'th. l. at : o'eb-ck p. rn .
for the purpoM of elpctln? officers for the ensa
lnjrear. and hearingannual reportHndtrana
actlug tsrh other business a maybe pr sented.
1. A. MlicHtLL. Sec'y.
WichlU, March th, IniS d;6S eod-wit.
LO-T A lonu red i.Let or note book eon
tslnir.jp alout 83 i worth of notes, signed
by different parties, but all dran to the order
of James Beard: and payable at Valley enter.
Kansas The finder will be auilably rewarded
by leaYinltatthspostoffireat Va ley Center
or at A Katz'a store. 1.1 liouslas atenue,
Wichita. Jame lieard. dj;S-A-w
FOBAI.r Two locomotive flre-bi stem
biUer. K-s in Snraeachi extra lane flre
bozea.eultabie for coal, Cuba or wood, all in a
N Iorder;capacity4Wioneiowerench. Term
reas'it able Inquire at ater Works office.
Main street, or llouck Urns Hondas avenue,
B. B. Ereleston, sm.'t Wichita ater o
FOR SALE A fine ot of hrme-ralaed pralted
apple trees for sale bvlir. II. O. Burleigh,
near the Union depot fcK7-tw w No 2-Sw
LO-T A brown plaid woolen shawl, between
Ilr Bennet's residence and M J r-Unn.
Leave at this office dns-6- wS-lt
FOB SALE An elegant jump-seat topbnggy,
Bearly new. can e changed in a moment
froxnao-iea ated, one horse open buggy to a
twnfceated twoborse covered carnare. lust the
thing for a family vehicle. Will sell on time If
desired. Kanra National Bank. illil-itll'
Contractor. Carpenter and Joiner.
Will do nil kind of Curpenter and Jolnei
wort on abort notice. bUlr. SUlr Balling,
S Doors, Blind, Do nd Window frame'
at d Screens.
XT Shop, 138 Main Street i IteMenne on
tA wrenee Al enu near Oenrtal : Fost-OtSee
box SI7. . -t'
WICHITA ICE CO.
WICHITA ICE CO.
SCHWEITER & HOFF
SCIMVEITEK & HOFF.
TURK CLEAR CLEAN ICE.
VUKK CLEVH CLEAN ICE.
KIMMERLY & ADAMS,
-ManafbOtn rrr oi-
MONUMENTS AND TOMBSTONE.
And lavlr tu
Lime, Plaster, Cement and Buildini
jyOn alalDut.Btwen r"i .ndejid
TUP. CUEAPKST PLACE
In the city to bit
Allen's Drug Store!
Wherr vrill also b fuou-l n
Large Stock of
PARTS, OILS, WHITE LEAH,
HIED I'AIM, TACMSHES,
WINDOW qUSS, TUTTT, LTC
We aUo keep on band a
Large Stock of
TOILET ARTICLES, I'tKFUMV,
siiouldei: mm, chest photectoks,
SrOSCES, SOAPS, TRUSSES, Etc., Elc.
We also receive direct from the mannracturrra
Popular and Ilelialle
Yon will therefor get no counterfeits or 1ml
UUoei in buying from tu.
To out man; friend who bate favored at with
their iiatrooag for the last thirteen year we
Under our alncere thanks, aud to those lth
whom It ha cot ben our goou fortune to deal,
we would aay that by giving n a trial w will
guaraote good good and perfect eattafactloa.
COKSERYATORY OF MUSIC,
Corner of Emportaavenueand WUIIam street
south of Douglas avenue.
Toi full pajtlcuLart Inquire at Conservatory
There is a little town up here at tho
innctiou of the Saula Fe hiiiI the
Wichita railromU, a place wlioso cn
iie life and cxitcucc 1ms been drawn
rom the three to fire hiintlred people
;ept there in couuectlou with the op
ratiuj: of the railroads named, and
vhich town is located on a hi",h and
ard piece of prairio at tho head of a
ittle dry branch called Sand creek,
tnd which, if the railroad employers
.wre taken from it and the place left
o its own rooiirces, would sink into
'liter iniituificance in epitc of all its
ittle patent daily paper might do or
-ay, is a candidate for the state re
formaiory. We do not know that
here in any objection from any quar
ter to such munition, lint the s. If-constitutedninuth-piecc
of this aspir
iHjjburp, the patent daily aforesaid,
in a column editorial of its issue ot
(lie 1st iust., goes out of the way to
make untruthful assertions touchinr
Wichita and tho location of t'ie
m-titution rcfcircd to. Xot
only that butassumiuthc role of one
behind the sccuc without ,-ifs or
-inds," declares emphatical.y that the
new state institution ''will nut be built
at Wichita," winding up with the .'ra
uiitous insult that Xewtou a town
by-thc-way, as well as Harvey county,
that were made by Wichita iutctcsts
has done a great deal for Wichita
people in the past. Wu suppose the
fact that about one-half of her entire
population for the past ten years have
loafed around the dep t and which
latform is the center of the town, to
lell travelers what a dead city Wichi
ta had come to be," was whit the wri
ter of the ibove alluded to wheu
he said Xewtou hid dono a great deal
It is hardly worth while to notice
the childish argiimeii s and weak
-laims put forth by tlieXcnton paper,
much less the many wild aud unwar
ranted statements about Wichita in
dulged in, but to givu our readers an
idea of the-e, wo mention a Inir speci
men in which Xewton's water pi ivi
lege arc dilated upon. Speaking of
these immense water privileges, the
Ucpublicsu says they tiato au excel
lent system of the purct filtered arti
cle, abuutlant enough to supply nidus
a mile and a half lnug. Wheu we tell
ur readers ihat that little Icvatcd
lank seen on the outskirts of the vil
lage, constitutes the great wa'cr sys
tem and privilege- of tho place, the)
eau imagine jut what therest of the
argument amounts to. As to gas, coal,
.toue, etc., market-, etc., we are told
that Xewtou will have all these by the
time she gets thclustitutiou ami wheu
she gels some more railroads built.
We presume that's true.
But we hive not tint time to go over
aU the drivel about this totvu that
would have been one of tho flattest
ami deadest ou the Santa Fc line but
for the fact ot the Wichita aud South-wc-teru
raiiroad.and which must pink
out aud subside to her normal condi
tion as soon a" the new cul-oll between
Wichita and Florence is constructed,
which cut-ofi has already receivd the
endorsement of the Santa Fc manage
We don't know that its nnvbody's
business but our ou-u still for
the better iuformation of the
metropolis of Saud Creek we will
state that Wichita had not only hcM
meeting- of its Board of Trade anil of
its city council, but had appointed
committees and sent them out not to
Topcka before the Saud Creek
mctropolis,the possessor of that won
derful water works system aforesaid,
even ever heard of the proposition to
change the bill so that it should read
west of the sixth principil tucridan.
which line runs! within a lew rods of
West Wichita, a suburb of this ci'y,
hut which suburb will be larger with
in five years than any town on Sand
Creek will evr be.
NEW YORK CORRESPONDENCE.
The Roller Skating Craze.
Xew Youk, March SI.
To the Editor of the Eagle:
The roller skating craze which be
gan two years ajro in Boston has just
fairly reached New York. The laid
move to provide for this popular
amucmni has resul'ed iu the leasing
of Mxdieou Square Garden for a term
of five yearn, at a rental of$50,000per
year. Thero are now about fifteen
roller skating riuks in the city, the
laigcst of which the Kuickerboi kcr is
at the American Institute building
on Third avenue aud Sixty-third
reet. A new one nearly as Ia-gc,
the Manhattan, has recently been
constructed ou theconer of Sixtieth
street, between Eighth and Xinth
avenues, at the Eighth avenue en
trance to Central park. This is a new
building occupping a whole block,
built expressly lor a roller skating
rink. Another large new rink, the
Olympian, extends from Seventh
nvenue to Broadway, between Fifiy
first to Fifty-second streets. 'I he
Kuickcibroker will accommodate
S.000 skaters at a lime, the Manhattan,
2,000. the Olympian, about 800, the
tho Windsor on the Bowery about,
COO, the Cosmopoliiau, at Broadway
pnd Forty-first street, about 600.
There is also tho Clarendon, Co'um
biau. Elite and other roller skating
So popular is this amusement be
coming,! hat the managers of our thea
tres, lecture committees, and other
iinU'CUHuts, find their reciepts fating
off very materially. Even Barumnv
greatest show ou carl h is ut nca.ly
so well patronized as formerly, for
now many vacaut seats can b" seen at
hie exhibibilion. Young men g.i to
the skating rink instead of going io
pool rooms, the lager beer saloon, the
billiard hall and other place where
alcoholic fctitmilauts nrc being sold aud
gambling carried on.
It is estimated ihat there are 30,000
skating riuks in the Uuifed States. It
requires on au average about six per
sons to run each rink. It will thus be
seen that nearly 180,000 people find
employment in catering to thisainuse
ment. There are nearly 600 manufacturing
establishments where roller skates arc
made in the country. They make
from S0,000 to 40,000 pair of skates a
week, and find ready sales for them.
In fact the demand for skates has been
so great that the manufacturers could
uot meet it. Probably from 15,000 lo
20,000 people arc indulging iu roller
skating now in this citv. Some of the
c-tablUhracnts frequently take in $2.
600 a day. The geucral admission in
the evening is 35 cents, and in the
morning and afternoon 25 cents.
There is some reduction made to child
ren. They charge 25 cents iu the
evening for the use of skates, and 10
csnt for locking up your overcoat. If
one pays regular rates for admission,
it cots from C5 to 70 cents to spend an
evening at tho rinks here.
Clergymen find that this amusement
draws young people away from evening-meetings,
and they arc considera
bly disturbed by it. Several of them
have denounced roller skating from the
pulpit, aud are trying to make out that
it is demoralizing, but those who in
dulge in the pastime do uot agrco with
them, as they regard it a very pleasant
aud beneficial form of exercise, and
see nothing demoralizing iu it. There
are some riuks, however, that have)
been badly managed ou the part of tho
proprietors. They have allowed young
ladies and gcul'lemcii to go iuto all
sorts of fantastic auiiesemcnt', and
permitted things to go on, which
should not be tolerated, heucc it is
that iu some towns roller skating has
been codducied o as to make it un
popular amongst respectable people.
But thcc thiugs have been more the
fault of the mauigers than of tho
At the riuk in New York the man
agers have almost c cry evening some
spc-slal excitement iu tho way- or rac
iug, fancy skating, bicycling or polo,
which servo to attract mauy visitors.
Once or twice during the winter each
pi oprietor gives a skating carnival, iu
which all sorts of fantastic dresses arc
worn, aud they usually have some ot
the best skater iu the country to take
part. It is certainly, when properly
used, a very amusing and harmless
sott of entertainment. Most of the
largo riuks have galleries fitted up for
spectators aud they arc usually crowd-
oil by those who pay their twenty-five
cents admission to witness tho per
formances. It is a question as to whether this
sort of aiiiu-cmcnt will continue very
long. Such exciting amusements do
not generally last long. It was so
with the velocipede. We well remem
ber when velocipedes were first intro
duced in Xew York. There were
fifty or more halls arranged for using
them aud almost every man patron
ized them, but in two or three years
the excitemcut had all died out. It
will probably lake a Iouger time than
that -for the skating riuks io go down.
For people of sendeutary habits,
who get but litt'e out-door exercises;
uiusr their brains almost- exclusively.
aud hour or two spcut iu the evening
at the roller skating rink may be of
great advantage. It draws tho blood
from i he head to the "lower extremi
ties, equalizes the circulation, iuduccs
more or less perspiration, and aids di
gestion and assimilation. E. P. M.
THE INDIAN TERRITORY.
It has been published that the presi
dent has appointed Senators Ingall's,
Dawes, and ouc other, a the commis
sion, uudcr Byau's amendment, to ne
gotiate with the Indians for Oklaho
ma. Thi, we take it, is not true.
These gentlemen area sub-committee
oftlie seuatc to examine into ludian
alluirs. and that is al there is of it. In
stead of the commission being ap
pointed, the secretary of the Interior
ts seriously considering the question
as to completely ignoring thejttau
umeu' m-nt aud assigning tlieiinas
siirned uorliou of Oklahoma to differ
ent tribes of ludiaus. '1 litre are but a'
little over one mill on of acres ot that
country that have uot already bt-eu
a-signed i the Indians. Cutler the
lau as it stood before this H au amend
ment w- pased. aud probably it s ill
i tiiu Uw, he President has the pow
er of asiguiug these landi b au ex
ecutive order, ami he is now consider
iug the feasibility ol doing it. This
would cud ihe matter in short metre,
and perhips it would be the best way
lo do it.
If tbe Indian title should be extin
guished, the Atlautic aud Pacific Bail
road company would be entitled, un
der its charier, lo a large portion of
the 1'iiiN, and ttie courts would uu-(lonl)t-dli
give them to thai company.
By the way Senator Piuiub stated ou
the floor of the teuate that none of
Oklahoma was under fence construct
ed by the cattleman. This has becu
denied by the boomers and their
friends, so much Ihat wo though that
the senator had made a mistake, aud
yet we do not see how he could have
done so, as he is acquainted with every
foot of Oklatiomi. Wc conversed
with a gentleman yesterday direct
from the Indian country, who knows
nil of it, Hud he agreed with Senator
Plumb iu saying that there is not a
rod ol feuce a houe, a settlement, or
even a dugout there, o ned, cout rol
led or built by the cattle men. There
are cattle on "the ranges outside and
around Oklahoma, aud probably some
of the cattle would go over the lin to
a greater or less extent, quite likely to
a lariro extent, but that is very differ
ent lrotn having fenced on these lands.
The boomers have staled and re
stated aud reiterated that there was
in law forbidding the settliug of any
more Indians in the Indian Territory.
This has becu said so often that even
members of the congress have so stat
ed ou the floor of the house. There is
no such law iu force. A law was
passed forbidding the moving of lu
diaus from ihe territory of New Mex
ico into the Indian Territory bill not
from elsewhere. Commonwealth.
President Cleveland seems to be fill
ing the postnffice8 in strict accordance
with party usage, the Democratic rep
resentatives being allowed to name
the postmasters iu their respective dis
tricts. This, so faraSit iroes, meets
with the unqualified approval of the
hungry statesmen from (lie South, but
the representation from ihe North is
so thinly spread out that there is a
tremendous scramble to have other
territory attached to their districts for
patrouage purpose. Complaint is
msdc that changes are not made fast
enough. Mr. Cleveland's policy, it is
understood, will be, as a rule, uot to
fill auv of 'he postofliccs with Demo
eruts uutii Ihe terms of the preseut iu
ctnnl.euts expire. As last as mis oc
curs he will allow the members the
privilege of filliug the vacancies.
here arc quite a number of these
offices that are now vacant, or will be
come so from time to time soon, and
this will serve as short rations to keep
the hungry ones alive until matters get
better sbllled, or the politicians be
come satisfied that they have to go
htiugiy. Kansas, since ex-Govpruor
Click's- defeat for ihe agricultural
commissioner-hip. will probably go
without representation either "at
Washington or abroad, uuless it
be a third-rate mission, or a
consulate iu some on' of Ihe way
p'ace. Gee. Blair, it is said, want" to
be a director iu the Union Pacific rail
road, but siuce the president let Mr.
Gliek tall so hunt it is not probable
that he will al-o humiltalo him by the
elevation of his rival. So far, honors
are easy bet een the several factions.
Judstc John Mai tin lauded his man iu
the Topeka postofficc, aud Gen. Blair
uud Gov. Glick will no doubt likewise
be permitted to control the appoint
ments at Leavenworth and Atchison
respectively. The Wyandot to and
Lawrence appointments don't count
for anything, as Lane and Shannon
were satisfactory to the entire crowd.
Instead, therefore, of having a single
boss, Kansas is to have a triumvirate.
Tbe Now York Medical Record, which
does cot seem particularly moved by the
cholera alarm: "The cholera is new in the
third year of its travel from India, and its
virulence it waning. This was shown by
the small extent of it ravages in Paris hut
fall. Cholera is not a contagious diseato,
like tcarlot fever and measles. Iu pretence
in cities of India, where it it epidemic, cre
ates no more alarm or comment than doet
tkt iipsthwi. with is."
The Wichita Eaole is pleased to acknowl
edge that Sol Miller hat at last got hit eyes
open,and ia disposed to do western and south
western Kansas some slight deijreo of jus
tice. Perhaps if the EaOLE will take tho
trouble to think, it will acknowledge that
Sol Miller hat always been disposed to do
justice to that large section of the state. If
we have not at all times admitted all that itt
most experienced blowers have claimed for
it, wo have always tided with its representa
tive in furthering its metorial interests.
Please enquire of tho members of the pres
ent legislature Kansas Chief.
It is not necessary for us to make such
inquiry. Something less than a hundred
years nz" when the editors of tho Chief and
Eagle wero occupying adjoining scats in
the stale senate we well remember that in
tbe apportionment fight that winter tint
Senator Miller was with tho southwest and
that his figures wero in the end more gener
ally referred to and adopted than those pre
sented by any other member.
A ORAVE MIS1 AKE.
Rebellion wat treason; therefore, rebels
were traitors. Topeka Capital.
There you go again, Dro. Iludson! How
long it will take such old Bourbons as you
are to let up on this old warlmsinessl There
was no rcbellionthcre was no treason, there
were no rebels, there were no traitors.
There was unquestionably a slight difference
of opinion about tome things, but that was
all. The great mistake was made by Presi
dent Lincoln and his black .Repub
lican administration in not under
standing tho facts as tho experience of
tho country has since shown them
to havo been. We are quito ready now to
say and it is not tho mefo ebullition of pas-
of much deliberitc thought upon the sub
rtnn or msannnintmcnt. Dut tne conclusion
ject that should another state ot mines
come auoub sucu as exisieu iu ioui ti wuuiu
be inexcusable folly for the government to
go to war about it- And we naraiy mime
that those of us who, being moved bv a
mistaken notion of patriotism, left our
homes, our families and friends,
to civo the best and most valuable years
of our live to the service, not of our
eountrv.but to a Keoublican administration.
could again be wheedled into a repetition of
tbat inexpressible folly. If the south should
again desire to set up'a government of Us
own; or if the east, the west, tho north, or
any other portion of the so-called union,
should ever he moTed by the same ambition
none but peaceable arguments should bo
used to prevent it. We sincerely believe
that tho logic of the last twenty-five years,
which covers the administration and legisla
tion of tho Republican party, fully justifies
this conclusion. Osage City Free Press.
SHIPMENT OF LIQUOR.
The various railroad companies of Kansas
have joined in issuing a circular relating to
tho shipment of liquor into this state. After
reciting tho provisions of the bill on the
subject, thoy give the following instruc
1. All consignments must be to a party
having a permit to sell liquors as provided
by tho law, or to individuals for tneir own
2. All freight charges must be prepaid
through to destination.
8. The shippers to assumo all risk of dam
ago or loss by reason of delay in consequence
of said law; this condition must bo inserted
in all bills of lading or receipt to connect
lteceiving agents of lines signing this cir
cular will not receive any consignments of
liquors to stations in Kansas, either from
shippers or from connecting lines, excent in
strict conformity with above instructions
and conditions, and will receive same at sta
tions within the State of Kansas only from
persons who hold legal permits.
Delivering agents in Kansas will only de
liver to such druggists as have permits, a
certified copy of same to be filed with agent
for each delivery to made, or to private indi
viduals on their depositing with tbe agent an
affidavit for each consignment, stating that
said liquors are for their own personal use
and will not bo sold in violation of the law.
The Wichita Eaole seriously criticizes
tbe late Methodist conference upon the
grounds thai there are but few first-class
ministers in it and that they absolutely re
fused to allow any transfers of good minis
ters from other conferences. The Eagle
intimates that these ministers concluded that
they had a pood thing and proposed to keep
it-"The editor of the Eagle is a son of a
Methodist preacher and presumes to speak
from the inside. The presiding elders aro
the ones who have control and wo heard one
of tho leading ministers of the conference
remark the same thing. There are some
first-class towns in this conference which
are entitled to first-class preachers, and if
there are none of tbat kind now at work wc
suggest tbat the Eagle man enter tho work.
Ills father before him had all the native fire
of an old-fashioned Methodist preacher, and
we can't see why the son might not succeed
in this direction. El Dorado Republican.
There aro too many men in the world like
the editor of the Republican and the editor
of the Beacon. The possible success of u
converting such is too remote and we prefer
taking our chances of final acceptance by
sticking to our present work of abusing un
godly and unrepentant Democrats.
FROM OLD MEXICO.
Monterey, Mexico, March 28, '85.
To the Editor of the Eagle.
I write to lay that we aro just leaving thi.
place for San Antonio, Texas, and after two
or three days' delay there, weshall go direct
ly to Wichita. Will you be good enough to
ask the clerk who has so kindly forwarded
my mail to hold on to it. We have also re
ceived the Daily Eagle with great regular
ity at San Antonio, for which accept our
. I havo finished my cattle buying in Texas,
and with my family I took a hasty run down
hero before going home. After neglecting
you all winter, I had fully intended to send
you one letter frnm hero for tho readers of
tho Eagle, but we havo travelled so rapidly
that I have needed all my leisure for rest,
and I have selfishly used it in that way.
Resides there is littlo of interest to write
about in Texas, and at to this county I know
too little of it and its people to write any
thing of value to the public. Hoping to
see you soon, I am, truly yours,-
11. II. Campiif.ll.
JAIL YARD NOTES.
To the Editor of the Eaclr. "
There aro now thirteen prisoners confined
in tbe county jail two Kingman county
prisoners and one United States prisoner.
The polite and efficient jailer, William
Sylrert, hat got the good will and confi
dence of all the prisoners by his clever at
tention. No sickness prevails and tho boys are in
tbe best ot spirits, which adds a great deal
to their contentment.
The prisoners all have plenty of good lit
erature to read, given by those noble-heart-d
Christian ladies of the "W. C T. U., of
which the boys appreciate very dearly.
Thursday is scouring out day throughout
the jail, and as there is plenty of water fa
cilities the jail looks bright and clean in
The prisoners are treated remarkably well
by the sheriff as well at the jailer.
Tbe corrider and cells on tbe first floor of
the jail is now used for the city prisoners,
at the city prison was destroyed last week
Friday it "waihee washee" day with all
tbe prisoners, and tbe way some of the boys
do up a "white shirt" would make John
Chinaman's customers leave him.
The boys nearly all have bibles and the
most of them take a great interest in perus
ing itt pages.
Prayer meeting is held every Sunday at
i p. m. by the ladies of tho W. C. T. U.
Dr. E.P. Miller, of New York, who pub
lished in pamphlet form, last year,the ablest
and most exhaustive argument in defense of
the Republican policy of protection, which
appeared during the campaign, has lately
been squelching a free trade correspondent of
tbe Elmira Husbandman, using the free
trader's own statements for the purpose.
Dr. Miller is one of tbe ablest controversal
ists'of the country, and Livingston ought to
be proud of the fact, for the doctor is a na
tive of thu county. Danville, N. Y., Ad
vertiser. Dr. Miller it the Eaole's New York cor
respondent who furnished this paper with
some of tbe strongest protection articles
during the campaign appearing in any paper
in the country. He it a versatile writer and
knows New York and her commerce by
heart. Hit but letter was on the roller
skating craze, published in Thursday mora-
ATTENTION. J. O!
Derbt, Kan, March 81, 1885.
To the Editor of the agle.
Dear Sib: I read in your issue of March
27th a communication from our benighted
friend J. O., of this vicinity. The theme of
hit epistlo is upon the to be unwelcome
visit of tho noble of tho noblest the Prince
of Wales. He tries to make tho readers of
tho EaOLE think that out of five and a half
millions of Irish citizen only one and a half
millions will welcome his royal highness'
His statoment is entirely false, Mr. Editor.'
I will positively Inform you that out of thoso
five and a half millions, four and a half will
continuously and joyfully receivn him and
participate in his grand march through
Phoenix park, whero Earl Spencer't men
will hoist the orange and purple banners to
show their foct that tho Protestant of Ire
land are loyal to the "British crown," and
will unite and keep rebellion down. Permit
mo to inform this over-benighted friend that
he can't blindfold tho enlightened Irish
Protestant readers in this vicinity. And I
am glad to hear that our friends at Welling
ton have shown him tbat they will not be
deluded by hit false statements concerning
Gen. Gordon in Khartoum. The lato Gen.
Charles George Gordon's death has been
lamented by all true people of Great Brit
tain, and even of the United States.
Clearwater, Kas., April 4.
To the Hilitor of the Eagle.
Our town is being built up very fast, with
fine residences, our mechanics aro all busy,
and no town in tho state is improving faster.
Tho Presbyterian church is finished, the
opera chairs aro in their places, and last
Sabbath services wero held for tho first
time. The Mason and H i nlin organ bought
of Ion Arnold A Co., i,i popular music
dealers of your city, just fills the bill.
It is a be mty, an J for riciineu of tono.it
has no superior.
Much credit is duo thu Jacob firus., our
energetic book dealers, for the part they
took in selecting and procuring tho organ at
the very liberal discount which tho compa
ny generously made.
Frank Majors, Esq., is building a very
nice ofiice on Ross avenue, where he expects
to dispense law and justice to such as may
need his services. The future historian will
record tho fact that he was tho pioneer at
torney of Clearwater.
Mr. Chil. Thompkins, an accomplished
business man of Central Illinois, has entered
tho largo brick store built by Mr. M. 31
Fechheimer, and will fill it with a well se
lected stock of general merchandise. Clear
water certainly will be noted for its very
large assortment of all kinds of goods, also
the intelligence and business capacity
of itt business men. Rcmcmbei
that this speaks volumes for a young city
like this the second town in importance in
Sedgwick county. Our Loan and Building
association has already disposed of 400
shares, and is surprising its most sanguine
admirers. This alono will assist in building
twenty nico residences this season.
Mr. Jarres Miller has bought the farm and
stock of Mr. M. Shnon.in Viola, and with
his family has moved and now has posses
sion. Mr. Miller was ono of tho leading
armers and stock dealers of western Michi
gan. With a few sueh men in every town
ship, it would ho but a short time when
their Influence would be felt for good. TVe
have room for more representative men, nnd
Major Proctor, who sold tho farm, has some
fine ones left for just such men.
While some of the wheat has been killed
out, and to many the outlook is discouraging,
vet with two weeks of favorablo weather 1
think the farmer: will export nearly an aver
Everybody is plowing, and considerable
corn has already been planted.
Conrad Gray, tho Wichita harness maker,
lias opened a shop, and with his family have
becomo residents here. Wo now have two
first-class harness shops.
Our friend McKnight is enlarging his fur
niture rooms, tbe better to accommodate his
increasing trade. Success to such enterprise.
To the Editor of the Eaole.
The Arkansas Valley Agricultural society
will hold its annual meeting for the election
of officers lor tho ensuing year, at the court
room in this city, at 2 o'clock p. m. on next
Tuesday, April 14th. Every shareholder is
entitled to a vote, and expected to be pres
ent and assist in selecting lTtccrs.
The past history of th" society is one of
success, and in order to maintain that repu
tation in future, it is incumbent upon every
farmer in Sedgwick county to take an inter
est in its management, and contribute some
thing towards encouraging tho entcrpritt.
D. A. Mitchell, Secretary.
SJAKATOflA lvas., April C.
to the K.II tor of the Raolc.
"Wo have been having a series of enter
tainments during tho week by Nell's Chica
go Comedy company, closing Thursday
evening. Tho actors rendered their parts
in a very proficient manner. At the close
of the performance, everybody- and family
repaired to the Great Western hotel, where
was a house warming on the occasion of thai
hostlery being opened for the a cenmmoda
tion of tho traveling public. Tho number
in attendance was not acccrtaincd. Be
tween ovonty.fivo and ono hundred replen
ished tho inner man at the beautifully spread
supper tables; the viands would tempt the
most fastidious epicure, and to describe
them would require a connoi-er. The danc
ing, which began before supper, was contin
ued until an early morning hour, music be
ing furnished by NetTt band. Among those
from abroad in attendance at the ball, we
noticed Mr. Booth, of L-irned, Miss Amnio:
and Mis Capps, of Kingman tho latter
canto on the "pleasure seeker's" stugo line
whilo several from Barber and other coun
ties were present. Tho whole was eminent
ly a success, and a long step ahead of an
-tt ,e.t 1- .1 !:... ..- ... .I..
The last Democratic secretary of tho in
terior before Lucius (luintius Curtitis Lamar
was Jacob Thompson, also of Mississippi.
This man Thompson died some time ago,
and his friend and cu-laborar in tho rebel
lion, the present secretary of tho interior,
ordered the department closed in his honor,
although he had never bad his political and
criminal disabilities removed.
Thompson was Buchanan's chosen vessel
to assist itt forcing slavery on Kansas and to
lay the foundation of tho rebellion sure and
deep. Twenty-four years ago he left his
post of duty in Washington to visit Missis
sippi and North Carolina at a secession
commissioner. While absent his con
fidential clerk Godard Bailey, of South
Carolina, deliberately stole $870,000 in
bonds of the Indian trust funds, hypothe
cated them in New York, and tho threw
away the safe key to retard investigation
until a state of war and dissolution of this
union would tave himself and Thompson
from merited punishment.
Thumpson next attended a cabinet meet
ing where it wu decided to reinforce the
U. S. Fort Sumpter, then beseiged by reb
els and traitors. As toon as the meeting
closed he coolly ran to tho telegraph office
and notified the South Carolina rebels who
were thus enabled lo defeat the ship's entry
to Charleston harbor. Then having remain
ed in the cabiuet as long 'as he could serve
the rebel cause best thereby, he resigned
and went to Mississippi. Such wat the de
lectable Democratic ex-secretary whom La
mar forced ex-union soldiers to honor the
memory of. Surely republics are grateful
after all, even to tho memory of dead trai
Tho Caldwell Journal predict! that the
new Texas rattle quarantine law will be
likely to tend more through cattle to that
plate for shipment thi year than ever be
LITTLE BOY AND
(Id memory of little Walter and Elrla illieni r.
It was tpring time and on April day
And chilly wat the air;
There was a sight which raado all gricvo
And yet the sight was fair;
Within two little coffins lay
Two lifeless babes as sweet as May.
Like wat dolls which infants dress.
There littlo bodies were;
A look of pleasing happiness
Did on each faco appear.
And in two coffins short and narrow
Wo saw them last in this world of sor
row. Beneath two little mounds of clay
Their bodies Ho In silet t death.
Thair lovely forms so bright and gay
Aro deprived ot ittes short Heeling
They wero their parent's pride and joy,
4Luu were wun mem in fcuuir woriuiy
Till the obscure and silent grave
Received them in cold embrace.
Wo know 'twas hard to g've them up.
"Cut God knows best" they had to go;
They were too pure for this world of sorrow
and f lo.
No mori- a ''il seo the goldon locks
Of silken curly hair.
Or list of pattering fottstcps
We no'er again will hear.
For little El via and Walter have climbed
tho Golden Stair.
dome day wo all mutt be laid low.
r or nothing iron the tomb can save,
Tho world will hurry to and fro
Above our long forgotten grave.
Mrs. R. J. Miller.
THE BLUE, THE GRAY
Thoy sat together side by side.
In the shade of an orange tree;
One had followed tho flag of Grant,
The other had fought with Lee.
Tho boy in blue had an empty sleeve,
A crutch had the boy in gray;
They talked of tho long and dreary march,
They talked of tho bloody fray."
"My chief is dead," the Johnny said,
"A leader brave was he;
And sheathed foro'er at Lexington,
Doth hang tho sword of Leo."
"My leader lives" tho boy in blue
Spoke low, and with a sigh
"But all the country waits in fiwr
That ho to-day rosy die."
"God bless our Grantl" the vet'ran said.
And dropped a tear, and then
In heartfelt tones the ansner came,
For the rebel said "Amen!"'
FOOLS OR KNAVES.
The Newton Republican, in a column ed
itorial, calls Wichita tho Arkansas valley
hog. Good. And the Eaole, the Grunter.
Good agiin. As Newton is not located in
the Arkansas valley that paper and its sand
creek metropolis ara at least bcypnd any
danger of contamination by either tho Hog
or the Grunter. It says further that Wich
ita had a delegation at Topeka this winter to
took after the reformatory. That is not
true, in any sense. It says that the editor
of the Eagle was a member of such delega
tion and that he talked to the chairman of
certain committees about the reformatory.
That is also news. The editor of the Eagle
will give $500 for the productionofa single
member outside of Sedgwick county to
whom we ever said a word about the Ro
formatory. That paper then proceeds with
tho most disgusting lot of hog wash that it
has ever been our misfortune to run into
since tho time when we cannot remember,
and which fails to embody single truth so
far as we are able to learn, winding up with
the declaration that tho Eagle's statement
with reference to tho Florence cut-off Is a
lie. The last is pretty fresh when it is
known that wo were one of tho incorpora
tors of the cnt-otf, that the profiles, sur
veys and estimates wero in our presence, as
an incorporator, ot tho one and a director
Jn a branch of th other, duly submitted and
endorsed, and much more which wo don't
choose to tell.
The rut-off would have been built la-t
year but for tin--vrnigency of money mat
ters in Boston and among tho Santa Fc stock
holders, but we don't care whether Newton
believes it or not. We have neither tho
room nor the disposition to further notice
the ill-natured screed, tho vituperation and
envy of the whinerofthg metropolis of Sand
creek, but no doubt the the locating com
missioners will appreciate the compli
ment wherein lie states that '-they would bo
either fools or knaves to locate the peniten
tiary at Wichita.
A TRIP TO NEWTON
To to the KJltoof the Katie.
Carefully placing a few copies of the Daily
Eaole in our coat pocket, your correspon
dent pulled himself together and managed
with the aid of a pair of Maj. Powell's lively
little steeds to reach tho rear platform of the
early train from Kingman, and thereby se
cured a fair show for a pleasant ride to that
metropolis upon Sand creek.
It was a big broad sunlit morning, such a
ono as the Arkansas Valley alono can pro
luce, tyid as tho train rolled gently out of
the city 'into tho Littlo river valley, a pano
ramic like picture presented itself to the eye
which was both inspiring and impressive.
As wo looked from the car window out
upon this cvpar.so of nature, our mind wan
lered hack to the time when this valley and
the country about it was pronounced a
dreary waste, unfit for anything bnt roving
herds of cattle. Hut behold the change!
Hero was firms, the richness of which the
half has not yet boon told, for what
has been done in the past is only an indica
tion of what tho future will show. Twelve
years of industry had changed a barren,
treeless wasto into a garden, and we said to
ourselves that twelve yean more will even
show a greater change.
Tho first station, Valley Center, is reached
and as the train slows up we catch a glimpe
of that lively little burg. At this early hour
its business street is thronged with wagons
and tho bustling figure of Arthur Carpenter
it seen punching around, all alive to tha in
terests of his pet littlo town.
The next station is Sedgwick City, a beau
tiful and growing placo with many handsome
dwellings and substantial looking budness
A fev miles north of here the train
leaves the Littlo river valley an 1 strikes the
higher table land of Harvey county, and
ihortly afterS o'elock we are at our destina
tion. When tho first duty which presented
itself was to lest the quality
of a breakfast at the Howard
house and found it, as wo expected, first
class. Newton is a neat looking littlo city
with a goodly number of lino residences and
handsome brick blocks, .besides having a
general appearanco of thrift and prosperity.
This place ha' b the especial nursling of
tho Santa Fo rm I. It has been fed and
fostered by this company to such an extent
that at ono time it was thought it would
make tho city of western Kansas; but it
was not to bo. Down on tho banks of the
Arkansas a natural center and location for
trade had already been approved by the un
erring eyoof commerce and trade. Wichi
ta, which was first a center for tho the south
west, and next a center where trado from a
half dozen counties made it tho livest busi
ness town in Kansas, and now the crowning
glory of her peculiar advantages is fast
taking on the dignity of a first-class com
mercial center; with nearly a score of whole
sale houses, which in another year will be
doubled. All cf these facts Newton must
sooner or later acknowledge, and also give
in gracefully to tho inevitable by bowing to
the supremacy of tho Queen city and go to
work to makn herself a good country town,
which she surely will be- S. W.
David Fisher, tho oldest living ex-representative
in congress, was a room-mato of
Abraham Lincoln when the two were in
congress together. He pronounces Lineoln
to have been "the most lovable public man
be ever met-"
Commonwealth: And so the boomer
have denounced Senators Ingalls and Plumb
for opposing the settlement of Oklahoma.
Blast their dear toiilt, these senators, espe
cially Plumb.have done more toward open
ing that ceuntry for itttlement to actual set
tlart fkaa all tha beomars tetttthtr.
Milton Stewart, tbe new department com
mander, was born in Somerset, Pa., in 1843.
At the breaking out of the war, he wat re
siding in Frostburg, Md., near the Virginia
line, and was the first to respond to the so
licitation of a recruiting officer from the
rourm trginia intantry, and wat enrolled
as a viPiVHtf. in fiiniMnT IT nf tf,e Mi,!m...i
I July 12, and was mustered into service at
Gratton, vau, then the headquar
ters or Uen. .McClenand, July SO, 1861.
A picture of him taken shortly after, now
in possession of the writer, portrays a de
cidedly boyish appearance, I might almost
say feminine in its type, from which you
would Judge him to do notover fifteen years
of age. Even now ho it taken for a much
younger man than his year would indicate,
and people who met him for the firtt time
at Fort Scott, seemed reluctant to accept
tho statement of his friends, that he was a
veteran of the veterans. Ho modestly bore
tho honors of spcond corporal in his com
pany, and when raised to the rank of sar
gcant was not too proud to occasionally, as-
suciaiu nun a sciuiiu neuietsani.
For meritorious vvice in a desperate
and deadly encounter with a superior gue
rilla force, in which be was taken prisoner,
when all his comrades had been shot down,
(subsequently making his escape) he was
promoted to "captain in the Thirteenth West.
Virginia Infantry, August 13, 18C2, being
then nineteen years of age. Ho was again
t iken prisoner by bushwackers in April,
1601, being thrown whilo under fire, and
rendered unconscious by a kick from his
horso in tho stomach. As he fell, his order
ly was shot by his side and subsequently
died oi his wound. In tho defense of Hur
ricane bridge he received tho thanks of
Gen. (now ex-1'rcsident) R., 11. Hayes,
for his gallantry in successfully opposing a
lorce oi uve limes nts nnmDcr, commanded
bv a confederate major general, in which
encounter beinir second in command ho
refused to surrender when entirely surround
ed, and urged to do so by his ranking olllcer
but a-sumed command himself, and con
ducted tho pght lo a eupcetsrul termina
At tho battlo of Kernstown his was the
1st company to leave that disastrous field.
ate then only at tho peremptory order of
his brigade commander. At the batlle of
i altown, as a ranking captain of his regi
ment, lie commanded it throughout the
fight at the battle of Winchester, Septcm
IU, '&!, ho had led seventy-five men with
colors of his regiment, in tho desperate
charge made by Crook in tho afternoon of
that evcnttul day. in. the supremo moment
of the battle, when victory seemed to hang
in tho balance and men" wero reluctant to
leavo any temporary shelter in the faco of
snot ana sneii, no sei.-.eu the stars and stripes
and leaping a stone 'encc, with the colors
in his hand, cried to bis men, "for God's
sako como on," and they went on, some to
victory, some to "doath. In this
battlo ho received a gun-shot wound in
tho left thigh which disabled him for
three months, also a slight wound iu the
right thigh. A month later his ljoutenant
eoionel was killed in the battle of Cedar
Creek. At tho instigation of both Generals
Hays and Crook, Captain Stewart was pro
moted over ths head of tho niutor to be
lieutenant-colonel. On reporting tor duty at
tho end of three months, tie was assigned to
tho position of inspector of the department
on tno staff of Maj. Gen. George Crook, and
upon tho capture of that able general by the
rebels, ho served a brief period on tho staff
of Maj. Gen. Sprigg Carroll. He was mus
tered out with his regiment, at Wheeling,
June 23, 1805.
Colonel Stewart took up his residence in
Kansas in 1SG7. The Indians being on the
war-path, ho participattsd with the Eigh
teenth Kansas cavalry, in a four months'
campaign against them. The fallowing
year, when the Indian troubles began to
thicken, at the request of General Sheridan,
he was commissioned a captain in the Nine
teenth Kansas cavalry, by Governor Craw
ford, and served with that command
throughout a six-months' winter campaign
of untold suffering and hardship. Though
outranked by seven other captains of high
merit he was promoted to fill the vacant
majority occasioned by the resignation of
Of late years Col. Stowart has resided at
Wichita, being recognized as ono of its
most honored citizen. On the organization
of Garfield Post No. 23, ho was elected its
first commander, and laid don n the gavel at
his own option after serving three succpjjivo
In the recent ccntest for department
commander at Fort f' its, where hit com
petitors wero men of high standing Rndir-
reproacnauie cnaracter, no gained lricnds
from the start, though personally unac
quainted with nine out of ten of tho dele
gates present. Essentially a soldier and an
intenely enthusiastic Grand Army man, ho
will bo effective where he takes hold. En
ergetic in all the affairs of life, he will sim
ply "push things" in his department, and
hold every officer to a strict accountability
for tho performance of duties tntrutted to
hirn. Knight and Soldier.
It seems that the Wichita Eaole. Junc
tion City Union, Topeka Commonwealth
and Leavenworth Times, judging by their
numerous editorials and comments are get
ting greater exercised for the welfare of the
Republican party of this state, on account
of the little proviso made bv tho peoplo in
regard to prohibition and the laws enacted
fo' "s enforcement. Is it not worthy of
m '." that tho editors of most of theso papers
'io havo held fat offices given them by the
publican party, for many vears last" past,
sii.iuld now use all their influence, to puli
down the grand old party tbat hat
nurtured and sustained them for so
many years! They claim tbat they are the
head and front of tho Republican party;
that they have made and ouilt it up to its
present power and influence. But now, be
cause of the prohibition movement, tho Re
publican party 7s ruined. Do theso men
pretend that they hold that great party in
the palms of their hands, and carry tho
votes thereof in their rackets! Surely this
looks, to say tho least of it, somewhat
cheek v. "No" doubt but ye are the people,
and wisdom will die with you." Cherryvalo
So far as the KtOLE is concerned, it makes
no such claims, and as for wisdom, wo wero
lung since convinced that we did not possess
enough to enable us to make tho Republi
can party distinguish the difference between
the tail of the dog and tho dog itself.
WE ARE NOT SURPRISED.
It is hard to realio tbat Kansas, but a few
years ago ono of the "roughest border dis
tricts," i now among tho flrst three great
agricultural states of tho union. Horace
Greeley, who was among tho first to point
out to young men the great advantages of
the west, would bo astonished, had he lived,
to seo the surprising facts and figures found
in tho fourth biennial report of the state
board of agriculture, with which we are fa
vored by the courtesy of Mr. William
Sims, secretary of the board. Over
700 pages are filled with statistics.
The most notable increaso in acreago in in
winter wheat, which has grown from 1,1CT,
745 acres in 1882 to 2,161,808 acres in 18SJ.
The product of last year was nearly 47,000,
000 bushels, valued, notwithstanding ex
tremely low prices, at over $20,000,000. Tho
population meanwhilo has increased 172,
CG5,.eastern Kansas being especially favored
in this respect. Tho claim is mado, with
good evidence of its truthfulness, that Kan
sas soil which ten years ago was believed to
bo unfit for diversifiud farming, is now pro
ducing on tho average largely in excess of
farm lands in any other part of the United
States. Albany, N. Y , Journal.
A special to tho Kansas City Times, from
Dr. W. P. Shaw, of Morris couMy, Kan.,
put in an appearance this morning. He de
tires an appointment as tuperintendent of
the railway mail service.
Judgo "John Martin, of Topeka, tiled to
day the application of J. A. Mantey for the
pottmastership at Mound City, and the ap
plication ot J. T. Morriss to be postmaster
at Parkcrville, Kan., and Governor Glick
filed tho application of II. G. Toler for the
receivership of tho Wichita land office.
The rejection by the senate of tho nomi
nation of Mr. Mooro at Pleasanton, Kan.,
was ia conequenco of the withdrawal of tho
recommendations given him under misap
prehension of facts by General Blair and
Judge John Martin.
i Ine among the many funny things con
nected with the men and the work of tet
"g Cleveland's administration upon its
fetis the fact that Postmaster General
Vilas is a red hot Prohibitionist and has no
use for a man who fights prohibitory laws.
Glick of Kansas found that out mighty toon
after his arrival in Washington. Vila! par
ticularly loves a man like Judge John Mar
tin of Topeka.
Wellington Press: The membert of the
Wellington Polo club returned from Wich
ita to-day. where last night they got beauti
fully "done up" by the club of that town.
Five games were played, the Wichita boys
winning four. Our club wu very hand
somely treated, furnished with an elegant
tapper, etc-, and had a jolly good tima.
New York Tribuno : "Secretary Lamar's
auction sale of carriages yesterday realized a
few hundred dollars for tbe government
He will no doubt have tho mm credited on
the books as an onset to $11,431 which he
lost to the people the day before by closing
up the department in honor of Jacob
Thompson, who distinguished himself at a
traitir of tti wont lcir.il. Mr. Iariip will
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UU UtwUUMV uaiaiitv.
Gen. Wilder in a communication from the
Capital to th Champion says Gov. Martin,
a newspaper man, paid hit fint subscription
last week to the Commonwealth, and then
asks us, among a cumber of othars, for our
experience. Wo antwer by laying we have
never since entering upon an editorial and
publisher's life twenty-two years a jo paid
for a newspaper and that we have always
sent TJuited States senators and congress
men, governors, ta, compllmtntary copies.
It is, in fact, the first time the matter wat
ever suggested and wo have never ttopped to
inquire into tho question of the rule or
J. C. Union: What is the matter with
Judgo McFariand, ex -commissioner of tbe
general land office! Tho Wichita Eagle
calls mm an "oiu granny, tne r.t uorauo
Republican says he is an "old wrinkle," and
several others of tho faithful are showing
their teeth at him.
Vallet Ce-VTer; April (k
To the Editor of the Eazle.
Married, March 20, by 'Squire Davis,
Samuel Deweso and Mary Kohlor.
Elwood Daguo is happy over the advent
of a little, stranger a girl.
Our county surveyor, J. ifear, is making
himself quito at homo here, and thinks he
nill do tho town by July tho 1st. But then,
John, we will want more additions by that
time; better make up your mind to stay
O. G. Jacobs talks of moving his house to
town. It will be a large move, hut think it
can bo done.
Brother Jacobs hat opened his land office
and i- now ready for business.
Tho contract for a now parsonage, to bo
located on tho first lot north of tho 51. E.
church, is now open to bidders. The inten
tion is erect a building that will bo a credit
to the cburch and town, and wo note with
pleasure the respectable footsng of tbe sub
scription list- Tbo Ladies Sunday-school
heading the tame with S50, with the promise
of more it needed. We have reason to be
proud of the energy, intelligence and be
nevolent spirit manifested by this society.
G. H. Gregg has broko ground for his
new home. Dr. Billings is ready for tho
carpenters on his.
Davis i: Camahan are making tome
marked improvements in the front of their
& Williams have a new awning.
Irwin Beach and "Dick" Ragon have
completed their tenement houses.
O. tj. .cKerman ana uarry xiutcnuoa
havo their foundations laid and will build
on them as soon as possible What means
We understand that Mr. Sargent intends
soon to move to town. We extend a hearty
Dr. Wilkcnson has bought a lot on Ave
nue B, and talks of building. We wonder
what need an old bachelor has for a house!
Can anyone answer! Dox K.
C'nEXET, April fi.
To tho Editor of tbe Eagle.
Quito an amount of town property wat
greatly endangered by prairie fires this
week, but through the timely atsittanre of
our citizens no losses occurred. Not so for
tunate terminated a fire on the Powett farm,
where ono of their bands burned off some
prairie to clear the ground for digging post
holes. Tho fire soon was beyond control
and burned nearly 6.000 feet of lumber and
sorno patent fencing.
Mr. Tyler, proprietor of tho hotel here,
returned from R trip to Great Bend whero he
will soon return.
A Mr. d'u-scll, from near Wichita, hat
purchased Snyder's restaurant- If the new
landlord knows how to "rustle" ho will
make a success of tbat restaurant.
The rain this week hat soaked tho ground
in fino shape, and consequently the wheat
fields present a vastly different appearance
now, and the chronic croakers will get help,
as usual, for Kansas, and especially Sedg
wick county will rally around and makeas
fine a crop as any state or county; only give
her a chance.
Tho late raini plainly demonstrated tbat
grading of streets is very necessary here. To
make this needed improvement our business
men of courso will nave to replenish the
city treasury by meant of an occupation
tax, smco the revenue, formerly derived
from saloons, has stopped with their closing.
By tho wav, it is quite a novelty and very
pleasant that now at no time tbo yell or
whoop of a drunken person can been heard
and wc hope it r'.'.I remain always thus.
Our mechanics, especially carpenters, are
very busy now, for a large number of houses
are in courso of erection.
Ouryoung men, appreciating tho beauti
ful weather, can be seen out riding cycry
Sunday, but strange as it may seem they
are verv teldom accompanied by ladies.
This fact may be the cause that ouryonng
ladles nave to retort to nanu-car nuea on
Sundays. Boys, you must try and do bet
ter, for vou can't plead that there are not
sufficient fine and beautiful girls in Cheney.
Tne prolonged visit or uenerai .Manager
Robeson and Mr. Nickerson, of the A., T. A
S. F. railroad, paturally caused many to
wonder what might bo up. Soon after their
departure it was rumored that tho road in
tended to locate a road house and shops
here. Farmer Jons.
Kisomax. April 6, 1883.
To the Editor of the Eagle.
Tbe commercial interests at Kingman arc
moving along ia an even tenure. The mer
chants only complain of good trade. Tho
emigrant trade is huge and tbe town and
county is full of people strangers earning
west to their new homes. Money matters
are getting easy. There is plenty of money
to loan hero on real estate at 8 per cent
The rush of new building it simply Im
mense. Another new hotel is nearly com
pleted. Judge Ball it its owner. It is tit
uatcd just north of the depot. The grand
hotel to bo built is not yet commenced.
Heavy freight trains arrive each day.
Every passenger train is crowded.
Land it changing hands rapidly and the
countv west is fast filling up. The plains
and hills are covered with tchooncr wagon
loaded with human freight A few months
will tee every foot of government land in
Kansas taken up by settlers and the next
movo will be on to Oklahoma in the Indian
The local prett tpeakt in high terms of
the new book which has just been published
and written by a citizen of thit placo on
Tho streets havo been deserted by a few
bloods of the town for the pat three day.
Rumor has it that Newton has tucked all
the blood out of them nnd none have re
turned to acknowledge or deny the charge.
Tho latest report hat it that Jack Rett had
not .only lost all hit loote change, tome
51,600, but his tporting mare (to-called) is
in soak for $1,000 more at
Newton, the result of last Saturday's horse
race at that place. Will Forsett got
"pitchforked" by Texas Johnny to tha tune
ol S2.100. and ii now at Wichita cooling
down his shattered nerves. Out of theentire
Kingman outfit only one solitary man, who
is a cattle dealer and bears the namo of a
prominent general in the late unpleasant
ness, bad money enough to bring them
homo. Tho older and cooler heads at home
6ay tho boys were duped, scooped and confl
denced by the old and familiar horse tricks
that they told them so, and tho reason
they do not return is that they aro loth to
meet those that told them better. Boys,
come home; it is early in the season yet
Saratooa, April 6. 1885.
To the Editor or the Eagle:
The rain Wednesday night with the rain
that followed, has started everything into
life. The farmers are greatly encouraged as
it indicates early pasturage, improvement in
whsat, and places the ground in excellent
condition for spring seeding.
NefTs Comedy company played here four
nights this week. They had fair houses and
were appreciated. On Wednesday evening
they were very much disturbed by Adam
Hiland and Bill Kerns, two drunken bullies
who formerly lived here, but are now resi
dent of Meade county. The trouble waa
toon quieted, and tba parti fired.
John Lydecker, a prominent attorney, S.
Bacon, a real estate man, and Mr. Farrar, of
the Farmers and Drovcrt" lank, all of Klnsj-
man, wero in tbe city several dayt this week
and attended the ball on Thurfay ewniog-
'Misses Jennie Capps and Julia Arold, two
of tho most charming young ladies of Kins-
man, came up on Thursday and are stooping
at the Great Western, the" guest of Mtatrs.
Capps and Albaugb, or the Saratoga Sun.
They attended the ball.
W. F. Gibbons U rectlnK a commodious
building, to be occupied by the pottoflc.
I TbeGreat Western hotel wu
opened on Thursday evening b
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bait and supper. The eltta ot the city ana
surrounding country were present and a
more enjoyable affair was never witnessed
in rratt county, neti 't orenestra rurnnnea
the music and tha merry daneert continued
to "trin thn liu-ht fantastiritrM " tilt 3 o'clock
in the morning. The supper which wat
served at midnight could not be balf appre
ciated from a mere description. Everything
which would please tha taste or that tha
appetito would crave, wat served. Not a
thing happened daring the entire eveninrto
mar the pleasure of those pretenL Tba
hotel bat bad an auspicious opening, and
there can be no doubt but that it will be
tha most popular resort In tha city while
conducted bv Mr. and Mr. Schoab.
A mast meeting will ba bald to-day to
nominate a city ticket.
The position taken, and to well main
tained, by the Eaguc, regarding tha future
courso necessary for the Republican party
to pursue if it is to succeed in this tutu, ft
seconded by the peoplo of this town. Our
drug stores are but utile neuer taaa a
loons, and tho deception that it practiced
every day turely hat a demoralizing effect
on the people, and leads them to have bnt
littlo respect for the law. Kcla.
Secowicx Citt, April 8, 86.
To the KiUtorofthe Eagle:
Our usual quiet was somewhat disturbed
jlattovening by the announcement that a
man had been thot at th- section house at
thejunction of our two railroads. Tho fact
so far at your correspondent has boon abla
to learn, are about at follows: At tbe 'Frisco
train was passing tho house above alluded
to. four men were ejeeted from the train.
Ono of them, Richards by name, and a res
ident of Boston, Mass., fell and got soma
mud on his hands. Ho requested tha other
thrco to wait until ho could go to the honsa
and wash himself. Ho approached the wall
and attempted to wash from a pail sitting
near the pump, whereupon John F. Stewart,
section foreman on the section running sooth
and nowboirdiug, objected to him washing
when tome strong language wat used.
Stowart went into tho house and procured a
double-acting 45 calibre Colls revolver.
Tho tramp by this time had left the enoloj-
urc surrounding the house and was on the
railroad. Stewart followed and cams op
with him in a threatening manner, tba tramp
pleading for him not to shoot -and
when within four elr five feet
at some witnesses testify ha (bed, tin ball
taking effect in the cheek or near th ear or
in tbo neck back of tbe jaw and passing out
near tbe back of the neck. Tba party
wounded wat brought to town ana the
wound dressed by Dr. Goddart, and then
placed in comfortable quarters at the Com
mercial hotel. He ctaims to be a copper
tmith and seeking employment, and bat a
wife and one child in Boston. Ons of the
parties claims to be a nephew of E. C. Sim
mons, of Simmons' hardware company, St.
Louis, and a painter by trade. None of Ihe
parties look to be professional tramps. Stew
art wa promptly arretted b v our city mar
thal and brought before Esq. Reed, before
whom a complaint wat filed by Simmon
and the case set for 10 o'clock to-day, and at
thi,s 4 p. m., I hear that Stewart is held in
$1,000 bonds for hit appearance at dittrict
court. Stewart, I understand, hailt from
Texas, and is in tbe habit of carrying con
cealed weapons. He does not look like a
man that would commit a premeditated
crime. Hn hat a wife here.
Myron Goodoll goes to Oregon.
Mr: I. Lamb has sold a portion of his
land to a Mr. Kenedy, of Iowa, who wilt
berome a resident of our town and engage
in tbe stock business.
We are informed that Mr. Beecheris
thinking of retiring from the farm.
We notice quite a number of stranger fi
our streets and on inquiry we Sod them al
most universally homeseekers.
D. A. Widdocs of Cheney is in town. He
is embarking in business in Cheney.
W. A. Mathit i adding to the" comfort
and convenience and artistic appearance of
his already attractive rcsidenco by the addi
tion of fences, coal and wash house, tie.
Mr. Lamb it adding one story to hit boose.
S. A. Miles has two tenant bouses about
ready for occupancy. There f a big de
mand for houses to rent.
Health of town good.
Oar county attorney it in town to-day.
Also M. V. Sweazev, editor of the Hal
stead Independent. He it one of the Inde
pendent kind that tpeakt out in meeting
when occasion require.
Still no candidates in tbe field for city
offices. Guess the office will seek the men
tblt Urn. P. McMasth-
The demand for store rooms in Wet
Wichita is so great that Ben Kelsch and
others are about to erect five good ttora
rooms to rent. One of them 1 already
Mr. G. Smith hat opened a barbar shop In
that portion of Mr. Creamer's building for
merly occupied as a saloon. Mr. Smith will
keep open Sunday and is in eonsequeneo
threatened with dire consequences by soma
of our tonsorial artists on this tide jo we
are told. He has alto bought a residence cf
R. M. Gardner.
Jones & Hard, contractors and builders,
late from Indiana, are located here and have
all tho work they can do.
Moore & Son sport a very nleo new de
Mr. Mooro is building an addition to hit
little house on the disputed premises.
R. D. Seaman hat twung out a notary
public thingle and it ready to attend to all
that sort of business.
F. M. Ash hat rented the barn next to tha
machinery ware rooms, and will give his at
tention to tho stock butineat, principally
milch cowt and buchera' ttock.
The Milwaukee Plaining Mill company
are stocking heavily with lumber.
THE BEST CITY.
Owing to complaint of dallnea ef trad
that we hear sometimes, we make up our
minds to write a discouraging article on tha
present condition of the city, but just aa
we got that idea ettablithed in our head,
tome stranger, or some of our citizens who
have been off on a ramble, cornea up aad
declares positively that this it tha beat city
between the lakes and the Gulf. Whan ha
presents his picture of other cities in busi
ness point of view, then we can't writ that
gloomy article. Wo taw two men yettarday
who had made long tours and each returned
with the tame old story. Notwithstanding
thit, and the fact that there U an enormous
amount of building going on all over town,
mechanics complain of very hard time and
declare that there are three mon for every
job to be had. This it bad, there U lots of
work going on, but tha trouble it we have
too many mechanic. Emigration of lata
appears to have run in that Una, or that
class. There it na doubt that that data of
labor it over done hare and a a eoataquanet)
wages are too low.
WANTED TO SEE HIS asOTHBB.
A touching Incident waa reUttd u yes
terday morning by Mr. M. J. French of tba
Ditbold Safe and Lock company, who ar
rived In this city Sunday night. A bright
little boy sitting near him when accosted by
the train conductor said ha had no pat, that
he came from Texas and wa coming to hi
mother in Wichita. Becoming mtaraatad in
the little fellow' story ha got lato coaJdaO'
I tial relations when tha boy said hi home
was in Texa, that hit father and mother
parted a long urns ago nts motnar coming
to Kansas and his father remaining at hoaaa.
Some time tinea hit father left for parts un
known and hearing that hit mother wa in
Wichita he started with soma cowboy on
a cattlo drive up tho trail. At the expira
tion of two or three month he found hinj-
selfat Dodge City hut 'week. Ha said hia
name was Bertie Northrup and oh. ha did
wantto see bis mother and little brother o
bad and he mutt find them before he west
to bed. Mr. French had become to thor
oughly interested that he tramped tha town
until eleven o'clock trying to gat track of
the mother but setting so clu finally laft
tba boy at tha Bichey houa. TVl
police nor nobody could tell him where such
a woman lived bat Monday morrJwt baref I
ramble to jet the boy's face and pleadint;
out, 0f bU mind he struck ont again. Somo
!, lb. lower ead of tha towg h.
a, i ..
found woman who knew of another ws-
man who had little boy hi Texas. Tha
tw0 mtai tha hiiua of tha latter and tha
. fc but mtI u
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stud b- -" Northrup and that ha had
brother Bertie. Mr. Preach and tha littl
t. luruiaue sooner- want to tha Hicme noute, out iserue
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itai tannai nm u nnnL uia inusiiBi. ava suia
had rona oat to hunt hit mother. At this
point, and before ether tbe boy or hit
mother had bean rbacd, are encountered Mr.
reneh, who gave us tba above particulars.
Because of a lack ot time wa could not ac-
f cept hit invitation to go along and witness
tbe meeting, but Mr. P.'a eyea glittened In
anticipation, while tears stole silently tboir
way dawn the little fellow' cheeks. No
doubt it wis a happy scene for the boy.
Bertie, who had beta retained by tbe father
agsioat the mether't will, mutt be a bright
WHAT BtsCAM E Or HIM.
A man named Ethan Gregory, who i
about 74 yaart of age, and whose residence
Is about fire mile touthwott of Sedgwick
City, left there by train last Friday morning
to coma to this city for tba purpose oi pur
chaalag grata and other saed. and has not
tinea been heard af.
He, In company with bit wins, a woman ot
about 08 yaart old, drove from hi place to
tba houM cf Mr. E. Zaring, about a mile
and a half from Sedgwick City on Friday
morning. Hot tha old gentleman left hit
wif and tsatn aad ttarted to Sedgwick lo
take th train for Wichita. Ha hat not
tarried up in tbat vicinity since, and f'.ul
play I tutpeeted. Tba old. lady it almost
frantic at hi absence. Eh remiinod al Mr.
Zarlsg' Friday night and drove tbe team
home Saturday morning. Two neighbors,
Messrs. E. X. Glenn and Henry Blinn, cam
to tha city In tearab of him on Sunday and
obtained the aid of th police but could find
no trace of tha misting man. Mr. Glenn
and Mr. Zaring war ben aba, yesterday
and tha only clue tbay could find was that a
man answering th description cams to
Dedga ft Hugh grocery iter on Doogla
ave-.ua on Friday, inquired about teed and
also what time tha train laft for Sedgwick.
Mr. Dodge directed him for tba seeds across
the ttmat t Mr. C. B. Mrtln' feed ttore.
Tha employe of that store recollect teeing
a man of tbat description there but could
tell nothing mon about him and here all
tract) of him endj a far a heard from.
This aid couple cam from Indiana last
February and bought a farm fire mile from
Sedgwick. Tbay have do children and lived
all atone. Tbs) old lady It l-est crazy ovr
Tba Kealar aarrice at tba Catholic ahurch
hut Sunday vtn vary beautiful, although
robbed cf much of their attractiveness in
eontequeneeof ih Ulnee of Father Kelley,
who wa unable to preach or ting. Tha
church wa very tastefully decorated with
natural and artificial flower, lending a beau
tlful natural charm la tba occasion. At
early bus th children delighted tbe con
gregation by their apUndid rendition of th
latter hymn. Father Keller U training np
a juyenlla choir that will ba a credit to tha
church in a few yean. Al tba conclusion
of high mat at lttSO Capt J. J. Mohan
aroandiaId ba datired tha attention of
tba congregation far a raw moment. Out
tida tba railing waa displayed a meat beauti
ful missionary case, a gift from tba congre
gation to tha pastor. Thi cats contiited of
a miniature altar with vestment, chalice
and all altar accompaniment, all of which
were beautiful and rich. Capt Moben. on
ari-lng, called attention to tha cat and
proceeded to road tba presentation address
to tba reverend gentleman. Father Keller
waa deeply touched by thi token of appre
ciation of hi ministration, tod replied in a
fow brief remarks1, eecntarily brie, owing to
his weak condHioc, and tba more.so, owing
to a tore throat. Tha eat la aa elegant on
aad cost a considerable tarn. It is peculiar
ly well adapted for tervicea in private
booses, and will ba vary convenient for lb
W1HCITA SCHOOL MOTHS.
To the EdtWT of tba Dally Xacle :
A number of th Wallington teacher
visited our school tba fore part of tha present
Mis Arnold, teacher m the Third wrd
tehool, ha been quits ill for the pant weeks.
Mia Grac Wbiteborn. and Mis Mollia
Jonat, of th High tebooL have had Mis
Arnold' work in ehargs.
Nearly fifty new pupil hr btwn enrolled
within tha hpt two wsvka. Very few have
Meat! and chlckenpox harw at last md
their appearance la our city. A large num
ber of ease ara reported by oar teachers.
In soma department tha attendance has de
creased very rapidly in tha last few days.
The atrrenth aad eighth grade, and the
High tehool united In tha Arbor Day cele
bration. Tha exercise coctittad Is music,
etaayi and select readings.
About forty trees hare been planted,
named aad recorded. If properly cared for
they will add greatly I tba appearance of
our school grounds.
W. S. Bracken, one of our popular High
school boy. I now in the Territory trading
with tba Indian. As he seems to bare tha
happy faculty of adapting himself to eir
cumitance, wa fuel confident of his inceess.
j. o. a.
A asISTAKBN IOBA
It ha baan noticed tbat in quetiogthe
eity lira ttock market, soma of our dealers
getthalgure higher than tha fact will
Justify. Did it aver occur lo them that thi
1 act only unreliable, bat a mistake tbat
matt work great injustice not only to thit
city, bat to themselves and fellow dealer t
Immigrant to tha etate, and those who are
Li need of horse and mala, especially th
latter, in comparing the quotations of thi
city with tho of 8C Louis, tea at a glaaca
that usually mulea ara quoted from $10 U
$20hlgnr Kara tbia at tha great mule
market of tba country, and therefore thom
who ara coming through that place, pur
chase their ataek there and bring theca
through ts their fares or claim here, and
thu indirectly the WichlU dealer who ha
quoted price high baa cheated himself and
dty coUeegnee oat of these tale, which
mutt amount la a jesr' tune to a very large
Stock can be and I told a low here at It
can ba handled for in St. Loul. far the fol
lowing obvtou reason : The purchasers
and out from that point and this meet in
tbe tjne wholesale market to tecure their
lock, they ronteqaeatly pay th tame pri
ce, while the freight rata are lower and
mora advantageon waat than eatt This
ibonld aad do bring the wholesale cott
price delivered at tba retail yard practically
the tame, or a thade to our advantage. Thi
should, with tba tame profit to retailers,
place the ttock her to fanners as low a la
tha chy before referred to. Thla fact should
be wall aad widely known for the benefit of
our dealer and tor the good of thi city, a
itbttidby those who should know that
there are mora hcrtea and mule handled in
WichlU than in any place ef Ilk i In the
weat, or in fact In the United SUUa. It I
known to be true that one of our dealers
bAsdled S30 mule hi lv day during tbe
preiect year, and when it It known that
there uw soma twenty regular dealer here,
though the eat above cited be an exception
al one, aad some of the score of dealer not
looming a to very Urge boeinet, yet
thia will convey an idea of the magnitude of
tbe horae aad mole trade of tbe Queen City
of Swthwettern svaa, aad will show tbe
necessity of preserving h high prestige in
thi line of buaiaaat, by quoting her mark
at exactly and strictly a the facU will
T.W.Covtrdale sold last weak to Z. M.
Baker, of Kingman, a bill ef clothing to
th amount of $L0B8l Mr. Baker will
shortly open up at OoldwaSer, Oomraascb
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