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WICHITA, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS, FRIDAY, JULY 31,1885.
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M. M. MURDOCK & BROTHER.
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Money Always en Hand.
L B. BUNNELL & CO.
1IAU1US, II A KUIS A VEMTLUON
ATTOKXBTe AT LAW, Wichita, KtSU OfflW
In the building occupied by the U. R. Land Offlc
toans nrgotlated on Improved land In Sedg-
wic ana eumuer counties. -
DALE A DALE,
Attob-xt at Law, WlchlU, Klnmi.
No. 94 Douglas Avenue.
3. F. LA.UCK,
Attosxct at Law, lint door north of O 8,
Kansas. Special attention gins to all kinds of
easiness connected wiin e u. a iauui tjmce.
D. A. MITCHELL.
A o-xt-at-Law, Wtehlta, Kauai. Office
over Uerringtou'a bookstore. 10-S3-
JAMES L. DTEH,
ATTOaxar AT Law, WlchlU, Kansas.
TERRY A DUMONT,
Architects and Superintendents. OBlce In
Bore' block. Wichita. Kansas. W.-47-
Waco Iloan-mtar Associatj oic. Meet
tuarterlvon Saturday at Cartwrlght school
house. " US. MiLa, -'resident.
L. 1). Dealt. Secretary . l-M
Cxiok Towsimr Kctcal Fno .en t Socx
xtt. -Meets the last Saturday in each rnr&th at
Hatlleld. D. E BUONK, rmldent.
8. J. LOUDESSLAUEB, See'y. 47-tf
Contractor. Carpenter and Joiner.
Will do all kind! of Carveater and Jolaer
work on ehort notloe. 8talra, Stair Bailing,
Su.Doort.Bllndi, Dor nd Wladow Tramo
rf Shon. 138 Main Street: Reildenoe on
Lawrence Avenue near Cenrtalt Post-oSce
box J47. -tr
WICIIITA ICE CO.
WICHITA ICE CO.
CIlWEITEIl & II O F F
C H W E ITER & II O FF.
I'UBE CLEAR CLEAN ICE.
I'CKE CLEAR CLEAN ICE.
KIMMERLY & ADAMS,
MONUMENTS AND TOMBSTONES
And Dealer! In
Lime, Plaster, Cement and Buildim
EPOd MlDhtTt.Bttwrn r"i udVemd
THE CHEAPEST PLACE
In the city to bn
Allen's Drug Store!
Where will aleo be found a
Large Stock of
.AISTS, OILS, WHITE LE1D,
HIED PAINT, WISHES,
MM GLASS, PDTTI, ETC.
We aleo keep on hand a
Large Stock of
TOILET AET1CLES, PEEFCIEET,
SHOULDER BRACES, CHEST PROTECTORS,
SPONGES, SOAPS, TRUSSES, Etc., Ik.
We alto recelre direct from the manufacturer
Popular and Jielialle
You will therefore get no counterfeit or 1ml
tatlont Ir burluf from a.
To our ikan j friend wbo bare favored a with
their patronage for the laat thirteen Tear w
Under our elncere thank , and tothoeewlth
whom It ha not been our rood fortune to deal,
we would ear that br airing o a trial we will
guarantee good good and perfect eatUfaetloa.
COMSER? TOBI OF MUSIC,
Corner of Emporia avenue and William ttreet
aouth of Douglas avenue.
toi fall panleular Inquire at Conservatory
Patronize Home Institutions.
The Southern Kansas Railway
is a Kansas Road,
And 1 thoroughly IdenttSed with the Interest
id progress or the lUu or Kaaaaa and'lu
"PV1"1 r1 ly C faeiutlaauae
aled br anv line in kubn iTS" ..T.rTfr
TKaUUaTXPBBeW train dally between
Kansas City and Olalh. Ottawa Oarne?
tola. Humboldt, ChaauU, CkerrrraUUbSe:
pendence. Winaeld, V elUngtoa. ufarnS
Attica and Inta.medlaU points "Jt.
THKOUOH XAiZiralna dally, except Sun
dav, between Kansas C ty and Wellington
sad Intermediate sastiOba. "" close con I
section at Ottawa, Chassis and Ctaerryvalr
with our trains for Emporia, Burllagton. oi
rard. Walnut sad Cogervllle '
OOOlUCODA.lI.01f TKAIsTS dallr. ex.
eept Sunday, between Kansas City, Olathe
that by purrhaatna-tickets via
this line evaseettoa I
Is made is the tJnlaa D
potatKaa aOty wit. 'through, irslay stall
moTOK TICXXXS ess be purchased vie
ana your bscgsgc cnaosaa through to destina
tion last. West. ' orth or South.
TXTLUULM (UEXrsJU oa all night trala.
For further Information, aea suns and fold.
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snares a, a. niaa,
MEN OF. WICHITA.
A Talk With and For the Men Who are
Founding the Greatest City in
Kantat, Who Have Only to
Read and Act.
There is s rait rich and rapidly develop
ing country lying directly northwest which
will be naturally tributary to Wichita in
the erent of this point "becoming the lead
ing commercial city of the itate, of which
latter fact there teems hut little doubt.
This rich agricultural domain of which we
apeak hai been and ii tributay to the main
line of the Santa Fe and everything that it
produce i carried around u and to the
Missouri river, while upon the other hand
everything in the way of aupplie cornea to
It from or by the wsyof Kansas City. "Ye
allude to Northwest Sedgwick and Southern
iBeno and Stafford counties in th e elbow made
by the Great Bend of the Arkansas.
To reach a portion of this territory the
HcPheraon and Denver Railway project was
first talked up. Later also s road from
Wichita to Hutchinson direct. While the
Eagle opposed neither of these schemes it
was never enthusiastic over cither. Neither
reached effectually the rich territory whose
trade would be so desirable for Wichita, and
both lines were too short. The real line de
sired by Wichita, or demanded by her as a
trade center, in our estimation, had not been
touched upon, but fearing that an advocacy
of its claims and its cvideit and imincnt
desirability might defeat tho construction ol
a road duo west from Wichita to Kingman
we desisted from talking tho matter up.
But the first named enterprises having fallen
through for the present, at least, and the W.
i W. having been built and tho contem
plated Omaha connection having done away
with the necessity of the first, and the sec
ond having no chance to get anything in
tho way of Important aid from Hutchinson,
which has loaded itself with the Reforma
tory enterprise the time is fully ripe, we
verily believe, lo call tho attention of our
people to a line, which, for a local line
purely, and feeder to the trunk lines at this
point, is unexcelled and unapproached by
any other talked of.
Take your map and follow us, drawing a
line due northwest from Wichita, through
Delano, Union and Sherman townships,
Sedgwick county, through the southeast
townships of Reno county and on to the
north fork of the Ninnescah, straight up the
Utter valley through the center of Reno
county and on to and through the center of
Stafford county and thus Up more finely
cultivated farming districts, more postomces
and richer communities than can be found
probably for the same distance in any sec
tion of Kansas.
So far the line is a purely local one. To
make it a line that would rival In impor
tance that of the Omaha, Abilene and Wich
ita, or the Wichita, Ft Smith and Missis
sippi River line, you have but to push it on
to the Arkansas river at Laincd, thence
straight on still due northwest, up the Paw
nee river and on to Wallace to a connection
with the Union Pacific, taking in the cen
ters of Pawnee, Kcss and Lane counties,
touching Scott and St., John, all rapidly
settling territory, before reaching Wallace
on the U. P., and touching the interest of
but one road, and that at one point in tho
entire distance of two hundred and fifty
That Wichita's interests should and could
secure the construction of at least the first
named section of this proposed line
within a year, we have not the
least hesitancy in declaring it to be our firm
conviction. Tho first section of one hun
dred miles to Lamed is an air line and a
dead level. It would cost but little more to
grade than It would to survey il. One en
gine could pnll as many carloads of corn on
that section as could be hitched on. From
Lamed to Wallace is equally an air line,
absolutely without a curve unless it should
be to the interest of the road to put them in.
The construction of this lino as a whole or
in part wuuld not in the least or in any
manner conflict with the Omaha and Wich
ita enterprise nor with the Wichita and Ft.
Smith enterprise. In truth it would
strengthen them both, and ma
terially. Taken in connection with
them Wichita would bo mistress of
of the situation to far as western and south
western Kansas are concerned, while the
completion of these linee would force every
trunk line interest now stopped by Missouri
river interests, to seek a connection with the
new entreport on the Arkansas. This new
line, proposed, would put northwestern Kan
sas on a direct line, nearer Wichita and her
many railroad connections, than the coun
ties up there will ever be with reference to
any point on the Missouri river. The first
section of the line,from Wichita to Lsrnard,
would pay from the first day a locomotive
was put upon its track, or even for the first
and every additional ten mileHf it, as fast
built. In looking all over it for two
or three years past no siugle objection has
ever suggested iUelfto our mind. That
the more closely the business men of this
city and the people along the proposed line
study the matter the more sensible and feas
ible it will appear we have not the least
At intimated above this idea is not a new
one with the Eaqlx, we having written within
three months two articles upon tho subject
which were suppressed only because of a
tear of embarrassing other enterprises, never
theless it is ono that has been seldom sug
gested. Several months since a gentleman
intimately connected with railroad contract
ors addressed us a letter on the subject, but
we were forced to reply that a portion of
the territory was already occupied by a con
templated line on which aid had been voted.
Subsequently wo were shown a letter by
another railroad man from a capitalist sug
gesting the same thing, but the same
objection stood in the road. But at stated
above the field now seems open to any one
who has the money and a proper apprecia
tion the value and sdvantago of such s
plant. The Santa Fe people do not seem
inclined to help make the only possible city
on their line, to even shoving the W. & W.
westward to Dodge, the Frisco long since
abandoned its promise to build two lines
west and northwest Irom here, and the Ft.
S?ott went outhweU' tf Neither of these
ents'w31 push out this fprojected line,
Wichita hat within herself the men and "the
meant, the faith and the energy, with the
help of the people along the proposed line
to put this enterprise on iu feet within
ninety days and to tee it completed within a
T1wXaji asks, will they do itt
THE INDIAN SITUATION.
The Cattle Leases, the Military and
Tho Eagle, a few days airice, con
tained an editorial on the aitnation at
Reno andDarlington in which the mat
ter of the army's opposition to the grass
leases was gone into at sorao length.
Everything that has occurred at the
agcDcy since Sheridan went down
there seems to carry out tho theory
set lorth In the Eagle. Tho grass
leases are at the bottom of the trouble,
but the bottom we speak of is tho mil
itary officers' cattle and not the other
A correspondent of the Globe-Dem
ocrat struck close to the mark in their
issue of the 19th when he wrote from
It is gossip about tho war depart
ment that Gen. Sheridan's mission to
tho reservation will not bo complete
until be has looked into tho lease ques
tion thoroughly, "den. abcridan
may have business to transact with
some others thau the Indians," said a
prominent official to-day. "Mind, I
don't say it is' a certainty, but from
what l'vo beard I shouldn't bo sur
prised if the army was turned against
tho cattlemen. Of course I don't mean
there will bo fighting batween the
soldiers and the cowboys that isn't
it. But the holders of leases on the
Cheyenne and Arapahoo reservation
mav be notified that they are violat
ing the law, and they may receive or
ders to leave the reservation auu take
their herds with them. I don't say
that will be done, but judging from
Iho position taken by the administra
tion it is not impossible."
The man wbo wrote that knew all
Grovcr Cleveland has said within a
few weeks that everybody but tho In
dians, officials and soldiers, must get
out of the Territory or words to that
ellcct. He told Senator Vest that the
Territory ought to bo erected into au
Indian state. That Sheridan lies but
carried out administration instruc
tions and that Cleveland's commis
sioucrs which the last congress autho
rized him to appoint, and which com
missioners were instructed by law to
negotiate for the Indian lands, with a
view to opcuing the territory that
this commission will be appointed to
further the administration scheme, we
have little doubt.
If the leasing of Indian lands for
grazing purposes to citizens is an in
valid act, then to lease the same lands
directly or iudirectly to government
pets would be au invalid act.
Ihcre arc now at the ageucy
representatives of the Chicago Trib
une, the Herald, and tbe Times,
and also of tbe Kansas City Times.
From what we can learn the former
two have put iu their lime at the hotel
and with the army headquarters,
while the latter two have gone to the
bottom of all the facts and surround
ings without referenco to the military,
the administration, the cattlemen or
anybody else. Wo have little doubt
but the two papers last named will
take the same ground of the Eagle's
late editorial which we will state a
little more fully, as follows:
Before these grass leases were
made, Lee & Reynolds had a
herd of 20,000 head of cattle
on the extreme western part of the
reservation near Camp Supply and
Dickey Bros., had a herd ot 10,000 cat
tlo near Cantonment. These, held
their cattle on tbcllndian land only
by sufferance, of course, of the mili
tary, and by satisfying such Indians
as were liable to make trouble. When
the leasiug took place Liickey Bros.,
got a lease or a eiico of ono and were
satisfied, but the Camp Supply herd
was crowded off. The latter herd
was supposed to be owned by military
ifficcrs, among whom were
Colouel Potter, Lee, Mike
Sheridan and maybe others. If this
owneri-hip is properly placed it is an
eaby matter to figure out the connec
tion of the present policy, and nnimns
of orders touching cattle men.
To complete an understanding of
ihc situation wo will givo tho views of
an observer who is well acquainted
witb tho movement!) military aud
Indian of that section, and who puts
bis observations in the shape of a let
ter: Caldwell, July 22,
so the Editor or ine r agie.
Having returned I will try and ful
fill rav promise to you. An insight in
to the Cheyenne aud Arapahoo tronblc
as I saw them, including all the time
of Sheridan's presence up to the day
I left. During tho lost year Indian
Inspector Gardner spent considerable
time, oil and on, at the agency and
became well posted with the actual
feeling among the Cheyenncs. Tn sup
port of Agent Dyer's continued calls
for military support Gardner re
viewed the situation aud recom
mended that 3,000 troops be sent
there to enforce obedience. This is
on record at Washington. Every time
the Indians were guilty Dyer would
write up tho circumstance and ask re
spectfully whether the depart
ment intended to sustain him, say
ing it was worse than useless to
make any attempt at punishing crime
until he was sure of being sustained.
as a failure after such n move would
only make matter worse. You have
gone over the ground (in your edito
rial) of how the president ordered
them disarmed how Sheridan pi
geon-holed the movcmcnt;how Dyer's,
Rev. Uaury's, Capt. Bennett's and all
the other old officers' reports agreed:
"Troops and disarming, or war;"
how Sumner, the new commander
and Inspector Armstrong said the
same thing upon arrival. Tho situa
tion was dangerous, or all these men
would not have kept calling for more
troops. You know how the troops
were blockaded by Col. Potter and
General Augur until raiding parties
actually left the agency and the Kan
sas scare resulted. Tiien troops com
menced to move until 4,000 were iu
motion, f hen Sheridan was sent, we
thought then, to tako charge and act.
Now, wc kuow better. It is only
teo evident now that Sheridan was
detailed to make the first move of the
administration in taking charge of the
Indiau patronage for his party.
Sheridan did this because
ho was only too glad to get n chance
to repay old scores on the camp sup
ply cattle herd that the present grots
rentals crowded off that reservation.
Shcridau arrived. After he bad
been there three days, he had had but
a ehort interview with Dvcr. had
entirely ignored Sumner, bad not al
lowed cither Ben Clark, post interpret
tcr, and Geo. and Robert Bent and
Ed. Gucrrier, leading agency intcrprc
tert , to talk for the agency Indians or
fprthcmsclves. Instead, he went Into
caucus with Col. Potter and interpre
ter Chapman and Col. Mike Sheridan,
and during those three days took
Stone Calf, Little Robe aud other
leading discontented Indians, bad
Chapman represent to them that they
would not be punished nor disarmed
if they wonld act according to instruc
tions, and went into private council
with them, allowing them to talk
without allowing anvbody to be pres
ent to hear or dispute their statemen ts.
(Now read your last two dispatches
from their agency giving tho Indian
version of that council.) Yon
can easily see that tue inaians
wore only sneakinsr their little
pieces as instructed by Chapman.
Not a cattleman, who have lost thou
sands of dollars in cattle killed by
these Indians was allowed to speak.
Not an Indian opposed to Stone Calf
and Chapman was allowed an audi
ence. Finally when tho agent pro
tested against such an unheard of
state oi affairs, and asked for a hear
ing of other Indians, Chapman was
allowed to select the Indians who de
nied iu toto all that the others said,
and finally iu dispair they gave up the
situation and left with their case not
stated. Nothing had been done vet
when I left to disarm the Indians on
tho other hand 200 of them bad been
enlisted as scouts and given government-
arms and ammuni
tion. (What for, I wonder, to kill
Kansas settlers?) Matters culminated
iu the attempt to count the Chey
enncs. Tho Indians had been in
structed by Agent Dyer to form their
village and tako their stations nnd re
main stationary when couuted. They
did not wish to be counted aud in con
sequence when the time arrived
rushed wildly nbout on foot, iu wag
ons, aud on horses all iu confusion aud
refused to hear orders or instructions.
Armstrong, who was present aud in
toxicated, made a beastly attack on
Agent Dyer, accusing him of not hav
ing control of bis Indians and cursing
him iu u brutal manner. Dyer re
plied iu a quiet manner, what ail cre
ation now knows, that the Ctiey
cunes have been beyond control for
years, that he had asked for troops to
make Jhem mind, that tbe troops were
here, but that ho had not been sus
tained. Prominent cattlemen and re
porters standing near told Armstrong
they would sustain Dyer if he would
slap Armstrong in the face. A Kan
sas City Times reporter present after
ward attempted to give the scene to
his piper by wire aud Gen. Sheridan
refused to allow him to use the wire.
Agent Dyer had taken steps prepara
tory to resigning, the whole investi
gation by Sheridan has been a farce,
his information all been obtained
from strangers (the Camp Supply out
fit) and his recommendations all hatch
ed out before ho left Washington.
One thing is apparent the Indians
will not be disarmed as long as they
are in charge of a civilian agent, but
the necessity will be used as a lever
to have them turned over from the
interior to the war department. Of
course it is Dyer's misfortune that he
is a civilian and a Republican. If the
department would sustain him in thi
crisis, he would have an after influ
ence with these Indians that would
enable him to advance them in one
year where it would take a new agent
(also unsupported) ten yaars. On tho
other baud, if turned over to the mil
itary, they will be a tribe of
Four thousand troops have been
put in motion. Kansas has been the
subject of an expensive scare
and immigration has been affected,
the general ot tho army has come all
the way from Washington and what
is the result. The Indians are still
armed to the teeth, they have ponies
that can out travel the cavalry and
tbey are able to cross tho Kansas line
in one night and a day from starting.
They can them murder and steal and
be back home in two days. They are
lamblike now, in tbe face of the mili
tary, but unrully aud dangcrons when
they are gone. Instead of their ring
leaders being made an example of,
they hnve been elevated above the
level of all the whites and other In
dians in the country. Is this the way
to control Indians? To shcol with
snch a nolicil
Kingman, July 24, '85.
To the Editor of tbe Eagle.
The young man, Tbos. Gerson, of
Newton, Kas., whoso father is a man
of considerable means, who was taken
by a misked mob as reported in the
special of yesterday, has been the sub
ject of town talk. Mr. Barney Wcl
phcr is the looser of the watch. In an
interview by yonr correspondent
with Mr. VV., he knows nothing of the
subsequent proceedings and says he
was out of town the night this out
rage occurred. Tho public opinion
is divided and the authorities are in
vestigating the solid facts. It is an
outrage in any event. The courts of
his county are supposed nnd expected
to try ail civil and criminal cases with,
out the aid of any mob. The young
man, so far as any record is known, is
beyond question, and Daniel Oster
hout, who belongs to the same profes
sion, that of painter, says that he has
the utmost faith in the young man,
and furthermore that he was with him
beyond the time the burglary was
committed. His character should be
protected in the fullest extent of the
Goddabd, July 24, 1885.
To the Editor of the Eagle.
Henry Van Gicson, a young man
living about 3 miles west of Goddard,
got his band caught in the cycliuder
teeth while threshing on Win. Cole
man's place, fracturing the index fin
ger and lacerating tho flesh of his fin
ger and thumb considerably.
Tho Methodists hold quarterly meet
ing at Jamcsburg, Saturday and Sun
day. Miss Youngs and Miss Dickinson, of
Michigan, havo been visiting for sev
eral days at S. C. Snellen's. Miss
Youngs is a sister of Mrs. Suelleu.
The officers of the newly organized
K.P. Lodsre are E. J. Pyle, P. C; J.
H. Roads, C. C, and C. B. Becson, V.
There will be a social at C. P. Shaf
er's next Wednesday evening under
the auspices of the Ladies' Aid Society.
JudgeJarrett started the firstboard
ing house in the town,in a small house
of one room down by the railroad,
near Miltner's scales. His business
prospered and he soon built additions
to his bouse till it grew to respectable
dimensions. Still prosperous he has
now built a hotel on Main street
which is qulto an addition to the
street and to tbe cltv. Fnzier has
just finished painting it and has done
apooa jod. lie usca water-proof
Dr. Leonard, the Prohibition can
didate for governor of Ohio, is said to
have publicly stated that he would
sooner rote for the erection of free
drinking fountains of whisky on every
street corner, where all so inclined
might drink freely of'whUky without
cost, than he would Tote tor licensing
tbe Bale of intoxicating liquors.
THE DEJ) HERO.
Receipt of the News in Wichita
The Exra Eagle Scenes
on the Sreets.
A City in Mourning Proclama
tion by the Mayor Meeting
of Garfield Post.
Reaoluiions of Regret Mats Meeting
at the Rink Resolutions and Pat
The dispatch announcing the death of
General Giant was received in this city at
8.-00 sum. The regular edition of the Datlt
Eaolx bad been out ot press sdoui an nour,
the forms were yet undistributed, ths dia-'
patch announcing the death of the great
hero and statesman was put into the forms
and two thousand extras struck off. By this
time the newt had obtained oonsidsrable
currency.-As toonar latfeitraT edition' was
struck off about fifty boys rushed to the of
fice and the scramble for papers was simply
indiscribable. Within an hour a copy of the
extra was in tbe hands of almost
every man in the city. Several boys
sold from 75 to 120 additional copies each.
Tho two principal streets were thronged
with people gathered in groups, talking of
the great departed, and old soldiers related
reminiscences of his deeds. Uevcr in the
history of this city was public sympathy so
high, notwithstanding that the memorable
event had been hourly expected.
There are times when the sluggish pulse
is quickened into activity; when the heart
throbs with sympathy tho most intense;
when all that is human within us asserts
unwanted supremacy. Sach a time
it was when the red hand of
the assassin struck down the gifted, the
good, the patriotic Lincoln. Our country
rcelep with the blow.
Such a time it was when murder! foul and
most unnatural murder, drank the life blood
of the great Garfield, but never has the
warm pulse of popular sympathy been stir
red to its deepest depths, as when the
electric current flashed the news of the
death of General Grant across the conti
The commander of Garfield Pott O.A.R.
announced a meeting of that body for 8 p.
m., and at 9 o'clock the mayor issued a
proclamation, announcing a mass meeting
of citizens at the rink, for the purpose of
taking steps toward the proper observance
of memorial services commemorative of the
death of the great hero.
Citizens of all classes rushed to the book
stores' or anywhere else where they might
expect to obtain likenesses of the Nation's
Idol, and before noon the whole city was
drapped in mourning. Flags were flung out
at half mast on the principal buildings and
the instances were few indeed where our
business men did not exert themselves to
display their patriotism. The entire front
of the Eaolx office was heavily drapped in
black and white crape. In the center was a
large likeness of the dead general surrounded
with a wreath of crape, while from the flag
pole over tho immenso brass eagle
floated the nat!onal flag at
half mast, draped in black.
The county building was most appropriate
ly draped. From the corner of the roof
floated the national banner at half mast,
draped in black. Below this over the door
stood a magnificent life-eized picture repre
senting the Goddess of Liberty, in her right
hand a lighted lamp and in the left a shield
adorned with the national emblem, the
whole adorned with a wreath of black and
white bunting, while all around the fine edi
fice hung grett strips of white and black en
twined in each other. The postoffice was
draped ma beautiful and appropriate man
mer. Above and around the entrance was
s wreath of crape, while on either side was
a national flag. The interior was also taste
fully and appropriately decked with black
and white, bunting. Over the delivery win
dows were wreaths of the same and in the
center a likeness of tbe dead general sur
mounted by two small flags twined togeth
er and the picture bordered with crape.
At tho Grand Army headquarters a large
national banner and the the department
colors hung out of the windows at half mast
and draped in mourning.
An Eaqle reporter started from tbe San
ta Fo depot on Douglas avenue to tako notes
and examine the evidences of sympathy and
respect to bo seen on the two principal
thoroughfares. The Eaolx extra was in
every man's hands. At Huff's restaurant
near Dill's drug store, two copies of the ex
tra edition were tacked on the bulletin
board. Among those wbo made the finest
display, as was seen by the reporter on his
round beginning at the depot were: The
Ricbey house, Rogers' Coal company, Dill's
drug store, Hodge's dry goods store, Nieder
lander's office, Hollowoll & Doran't store,
the Wichita house, W. H. Kendall's store,
the Beacon office, Lynch's dry goodt store,
Allen's drug store, the New York store, A.
Katz and E. P. Hovcy't dry goods store,
all the banks, the Fort Scott ticket office,
Finlay Ross' store, Munson'r, Robinson's
Ion Arnold's, Innet & Ross, Larrimer &
SUnson, H. G. Lee's office, Hoffmaster &
Son's, Bond Jfc Evens, Commissioner Sher
man's office, Lillie't tailor shop, Russell
hall, Aldrich A Brown's drugstore and the
wholesalo grocery. There were many other
business bouses appropriately draped but
these were the most conspicuous. In short
hardly s business house on tbe two main
streets lacked some token of regard for the
sad event that will mark a page in our
nation's history. There may have been
some as elaborate manifestations that the re
porter missed, if so it was an oversight and
About one thousand representative citi
zens gathered at the rink in answer to tbe
The meeting was called to order by Mayor
Aldrich wbo stated the object of tbe meet
ing to be for the pnrpose of making ar
rangements for the proper observance of
memorial services on the occasion of the
burial of the great hero whom our nation
On motion Mayor Aldrich wat chosen to
preside and John Doran was elected sec
retary. On motion of J. J. Moben a com
mittee of flvo was appointed on
resolutions. Tbe chair named tbe following
gentlemen on this committee: Col. M. M.
Murdock, Capt. W. S. White, Hon. H. G.
SIuss, Capt. J. M. Balderston and Col. Tay
lor. On motion of W. B. Hutchinson, the fol
lowing gentlemen were appointed a com
mittee on general arrangements: Hon. B.
W. Aldrich, Col. H. D. Heiserman. CoL M.
Stewart, Col. H. YV. Lewis, Capt. C. F Der
by, M. W. Levy, Col. Innet and Sheriff
On motion the following committees were
Music Capt C. F. Derby, Col. L. N.
Woodcock and Commodore Woodman.
Decoration, Sheriff Fisher, H. D. Heiser
man and Cash Henderson.
Finance George Harris, R. L. Walker
and B. H. Downing,
Mr. Chamber! kindly volunteered tbe use
of the rink for the occasion, which was ac
cepted. George Harris arose and said he would
like tc hear tome sentiments commensurate
with the occasion from tome of the eminent
gentlemen present and Capt. J. M. Balder
ston was called for.but excused himself. Rev.
J. D. Hewitt was then called, who said
that as the object of the meeting was to
make arrangements for memorial services,
he, nor he supposed any one else, came pre
pared to say all we feel on this memorable
occasion, He, however, tn a nest little
speech expressed tome beautiful sentiments
eulogistic of the dead hero and concluded
by saying that when the day arrived he
hoped to tee here in this city grand and im
posing memorial services, and hear from the
lips of our eminent orators sentiments ap
propriate of the occasion.
The meeting then adjourned.
Garden Plain, Ks., July 23, '85-
To the Editor of tbe Eagle :
Harvest iu this locality is about over
and the number of wheat and oat
stacks to be seen, evidence the fact
that there is some grain hero after all,
and all we need now to make our
farmers happy is a wet rain, so to
peak which will insnre a good crop.
Wc Judge by tho amount of busi
ness done by our grain dealers, that
there is yet considerable old grain on
hand, which our farmers have been
holding' for want ot time to bring it
On Tuesday next our people will de
termine, by ballot, whether wo are to
havo a public school buildiug this year
or.mtUFrom what wo have been
able to, learn there will be very few
votes ctst against the measure.
The question of having our mail
opened at night is being agitated by
our business men. Ourpost master,
Mr. Southwick, is very obliging, and
will, no doubt, take plcasuro in accom
odating our people in this respect,
should they request him to do so.
In this connection I may
mention the fact that ours is now a
money order office, aud those who
have occasion to send off their surplus
cash arc under obligations lo some
body. The New York house, Mr. Fred
Ilauustcien, proprietor, has been
opened lo the traveling public. The
house is to be nicely furnished and ail
who stop with Fred can rest assured
that they will bo handsomely treated.
Mino host A. L. Coffey, of the Avon
dale, has been seized with a desire for
more light and lias erected a bran uew
street lamp in front of his premises.
Clara, the littlo child of Frank Plat
ter, Esq., who has been dangerously
ill for tho past six weeks is slowly re
covering, and we tmst she may go on
to a complete recovery.
Mrs. G. W. McElroy is seriously ill
of typhoid fever. With the exception
of these two cases our doctor report s
times as distressingly healthy.
Mr. Frank Worcester, of Ft. Scott,
snditor of the Hart Pioneer nursery,
is iu town this week in the interest of
said compuny. This company through
the agency of Mr. G. W. Kent, scorns
toiavc a monopoly of the trade
in this lino of business iu
this section. These gcntlemau are
well and favorably known, and fann
ers can rely ou getting just what they
John Kufner, sr., of Sabctha, Ks.,
on last Thursday, moved his family to
Heury Morrison, who has had charge
of the Btore belonging to S. C. Thomas
of Mt. Hope, has rcsigued his position
Henry has a host of friends in this
place, everyono of whom will regret
to sec him go away.
Fred Dawson, our deputy post
master, has been somewhat indisposed
for a few days, but his smiling coun
tenance may now be observed at tho
delivery window, much to the satis
faction of his many friends.
Tho family of G. W. Goodwin, of
the firm of Goodwin & Pctus, arrived
Elder Hume, of Clearwater, will oc
cupy tho pulpit of the First Baptist
church on Sunday next. Ion'atus.
CLEVELAND'S CATTLE ORDER.
The cattle proclamation will cripple
several Wichita men. That Cleve
land's order against the cattlemen of
the Territory was hasty and incon
siderate goes without argument. Citi
zens of Missouri, it is estimated, hold
about $8,000,000 worth of cattle ou
that reservation, while the interests
of Colorado aud Kansas can lo but
little less. At least uinctecu-tweu-ticths
of the Indians favor tho leases,
for they got directly from $75,000 to
$80,000 per annum in rental monc3
As tho government deprives them of
this money the TJ. S. treasury will
probably be made lo supply it. The
enforcing of this orderwill throw two
or three hundred thousand head ot
cat tie immediately upon the market
effecting every cattle laiscr in Mis
souri, Kansas and the west. And
this order was made in face of recent
decisions by the courts that Ihc leases
were valid. The action will not only
depress the market now but insomuch
cut off tho source of supply for the
The cattlemen who had leased in
good faith should have been given at
least a reaonablc timo to get their
A Newton gentleman says that tho
location board of tho state reforma
tory got $5,000 from Hutchinson for
voting for that town. El Dorado Re
publican. Tbe Newton gentleman talks like a
blackguard or n go betwe-n. It
wasn't mouey that bent Newton.
Anvhow Newton wasn't in tho race.
That Newton " gentleman" most
have been Lemon, the great Arkau.a
Valley '-hog swasher." Hutchinson
Wo will not attempt to deny that
Lemon is the great "hog swasher,"
but yon located him wrong. he don't
live in the Arkansas Valley; his home
is on Said creek, in Harvey county.
Tho most violent act of offensive
partisanship possible, would be the re
moval of one partisan by another
partisan, on the score of partisanship;
therefore, Grovcr Cleveland is the
most offensive partisan in America,
simply because in his office inheres
the power, and in himself the dispo
sition to removo all unfriendly execu
tive officers of the government ou the
simple plea that their partisanship
fails to coincide with that of his own.
Tbe disposition of the cottage in
which General Graut died rests with
Joseph W. Drexel, and the Associated
press is authorized to announce that
the cottage will never again be occu
pied by any family or persons. Mr.
Drexel will in due time present it to
the state or national government.
The house will be presented intact
with all its present belongings furni
ture, fixtures, etc., as a gift to the
nation or commonwealth.
Rev. Edward A. Rand, one of the
most entertaining essayists of the day,
has a paper in the Current of July 25,
entitled, "Life Saving Abroad," giv
ing an account of the methods now
employed to rescue the shipwrecked
on European sea coasts. This paper
will be followed by another on "Life
Saving at Home."
FROM THE FRONT.
the Army at Crlsfield and Other
Crisfield, Kans., July 24
To th.i Editor of the Eagle.
This place has held the honor for
the last ten days of being the head
quarters of a larger body of troops
than has been assembled at auy one
place in Kansas since tho war. The
number of troops encamped here will
reach nearly fourteen hundred and
they are an exceedingly fine body of
men, both infantry and cavalry. Gen.
Mouau, n Indian fighter of repntation
is in command. Tbe general is well
pleased with his location, especially
on account of its healthfnlness, as out
of so large a body of men gathered
from all parts of the country none
havo taken sick, and somo wbo came
here sick have recovered. This point
was selected on account of it being
the terminus of the Southern Kansas
road with its telegraphic priv
ileges, and also becauso of
the proximity of several
fine living streams of water, which is
almost iudispensible with such a large
number of calvary. It is not likely
however that the camp will remain
hero auy length of time, as indications
point to the location of several perma
nent military posts on tho line within
a few weeks at the furthest.
A large number of these troops are
from the frontier posts in Texas and
having had experience with hostile
Indians there, would no doubt do Mr.
Cheyenne up in good shape should
auy of these troublesome savages bo
so fool hardy as to try and tackle
Uncle Sam. It is the general opinion
however that there will not bo a shot
fired on Kansas soil, yet it
is pretty generally couteded also that
the presence of so large a force of
goo. I material is one of tbe best things
for southern Kansas and as a result of
the late scaro ono of tho best that
could have happened, which will also
tend more to restore confidence in the
tuiuds of thousands of settlers who
have made their homes in the south
west portion of ths state than by any
other means. Tbe following is a list
of tho different companies and troops
of cavalry, with the exception of four
troops of cavalry under Col. Sanford
which left hero last night, to relieve
another command stationed ou the
Territory line. This list was kindly
furnished us by Surgeon Ewen of the
Twenty-first infantry. Four compan
ies Eighth cavalry, from Ft. Clark,
Tex , Lieut. Col. Barnard command
ing. Six troops Third cavalry, from
Ft. Davis, Tex., Mai. Young com
manding. Four troops calvarv, mixed
battalions, from Ft. Leavenworth,
under Mbj. Sandford. Infantry
Three companies of the Fourth, from
Omaha, under Capt. Powell; one
company of the Seventh, from Ft.
Steel, Wyoming, and five companies
of the Ninth, from Ft. Russell, Wyo
ming, commanded by Lieut. Col. An
derson, aud six companies of the Sixth
from Siduey, Neb., and from Ft.
Steel, nuder command of Maj.Pierson.
The oresence of so many troops in
so small a town as Crisfield is quite a
bonanza for the storekeepers, es
pecially ad some of the men have just
received their pay and a soldier al
ways spends his money freely. Drug
stores, beer and lemonade stands
flourish to beat everything, while
prohibition is left clear in tho shade,
with the themometer at 100. TLe
Daily Eagle is very welcome here as
it contains more reliable Indian news
than any other journal and gets here
twenty-four hours ahead of tho other
papers. S. W.
Meade Center, July 24, 1885.
To the Editor of the Kaci.
For two years I havo been hearing
of the tract of country south and
west of Dodge City some twenty-five
to fifty miles, represented as equalling
iu beauty ind surpassing in richness
of soil most other sections of Kansas,
but not until recently did I put much
confidence in tho reports. When I
located in Harper county eight years
ago friends told mo tho people would
soon starve out, and I believed myself
I was on tho extreme western border
of the tillable land of the state.
Last Tuesday morning I paid $3.50
for a seat iu tho Mesdo Center stage,
at Dodge City, and before dark was
at thn Center, forty-five miles distant.
For fifteen miles out from Dodge,
along the cattle trail tho soil is deep
and rich in appearance, with very lit
tle sand in it, but is supposed to be
underlaid with hard pan, which will
forever render it inferior, but here
and there is a spot under cultivation
and tho crops look remarkably well.
Wells, however, range from 75 to 250
feet In depth. South of thatthercst
of tho way, the load goes through a
country apparently as rich as Sedg
wick, Sumner or Harper, and the
crops of corn, oats, millet, etc., are as
good as in any of those coun
ties. AVater is obtained at from twen
ty to seventy-five feet in great abund
ance nnd of good quality.
The lirst town is Pcrlettc, in Meade
couuty. the driver informs passengers
when he arrives at that point, the
town had a small newspaper, the
"Pcrlettc Call" in 1879 and fourteen
or more sod nnd framo houses, but
now it contains but two, a half dug
out general store aud postoffice and
one residence. A genuine Indian
scare several years ago depopulated it
for n period.
A few miles cast is Fowler City
with abont twenty-five houses,a good
hotel, a first-class newspaper, and
several general stores. It is beauti
fully located in the center cf as rich
and beautiful a body of land as I know
of in tho state. The country is quite
thickly settled and many good farms
aro being opened. The town is not
dependiug on or expecting the county
seat, being in tbe northeast corner of
the county, but it stands a good show
for tho first railroad built south from
Dodgo and will be a good trading
point. Water is obtained st twenty
five and thirty feet.
On the fouttcen mile drive from
Fowler to Meade Center, a rich coun
try, with many snbstantial improve
ments and good crops are passed.
Meade Center is only two months
old but has oyer sixty business house
and forty residences. Lots have never
been sold there but given to actual
builders. Tho town is laid out iu tho
old fashioned style around an open
square reserved for a court house.
Lot on the square, with houses worth
from two to four hundred dollars are
held at from five hundred to one
thousand dollars. Plenty of good
business lots can be obtained however
at very reasonable prices. Two news
papers, the Globe and Press, two ho
tels, and all branches of business are
carried on, water plentiful at from
forty-five to sixty feet. Meade Cen-
ter expects the county seat and cer
tainly her prospects are good the
town is two and ono half miles from
the geographical center.
Four miles west of Meade Center is
Carthage, which is also a prominent
candidate for the county seat tho
fight will be between these two towns.
Carthage has about forty houses
some good buildings, good stores and
a newspaper; plenty of water at 130
feet. The town his a small lake and
can bo seen at a distance of twenty
miles on the Dodge City road.
The land around all these towns and
all overthe north half of the county.
at least, is certainly ussurpasscd any
where in Kansas nnd the prediction
tbat Meade county will some day be
tbe best farming county in the state
should not be too hastily denied or
One and oac-half miles
sonmeast or Meade fjenter is
the famous salt well, where the
ground sank out of measuring distance
a few years ago and tho strongest of
salt water rose in tbe hole 150 feet in
diameter, to within fourteen feet of
the surface. The well is visited by
most visitors to the town.
In tbe northern part of the county
lives ono of the earliest settlers, Mrs.
Coffee, wife of tho founder of Coffcy
viilc, Humbolt and several other
THE NEW CITY OF NINNESCAH-
NiNNEscAir, July 24, 1885.
To the Editor of the Eagle .
A two foot rule and a limitless sup
ply of cheek have converted many a
possible cornfield into a booming city
(on paper) the credulous public being
forgetful of the fact that while man
proposes tho inexorable railroad dis
poses of their fate. It is a disease
common to tho west which will run
its course liko all tho ailments incident
to infancy. Here however wo escape
all distracting doubts as Niuuescah is
located upon the line of the Wichita
& Western railroad as a proper dis
tance for a station and at the only
available point in the vi
cinity, tho grade being con
sidered. Tho Ninnc-cah Town
company has as iU president, L. D.
Jacobs, suporintondent of tho hospital
of the Santa 'e, and C. L. Scvery,
secretary and treasurer. To those
familiar with tho personal of the Santa
Fe, the pointer is sufficient.
The first lots were sold less than one
month ago and already $20,000 worth
of lots have been disposed of.
New store buildings are abont com
pleted and will be immediately occu
pied. A wise provision of tbe com
pany compels tbe erection of business
buildings on the principal blocks re
serving tbe profits on the rise
in lots to those who are interested in
the town. Under this arrangement
there arc still very desirable lots or
sale at original prices. Quite a num
ber of dwellings are also being erected
and contracted for.
The town sito is an ideal one, slop
ing gently north, affording a natural
drainage to the Ninnescah river, half
a mile away, at which point a mill site
can be secured with fourteen feet fall.
The streets aud alleys have been laid
out on a gencrons scale while two
pretty plats at tbe foot of business
streets arc dedicated to the public as
parks. At a distance of twenty-ono
feet an abundant vein of water is
found iu a stratum of garvel, filtered,
cool, sparkling and pure.
Tbe surrounding country comprises
tho best portion of Kingman county,
tbe fields of growing corn being re
marked by travellers as the best they
have seen in Kansas.
E"en wheat has proven a succcs this
season, tho berries boing well formed
Land in the vicinity is still held at
reasonable prices, quarters selling in
tho neighborhood as low as $1,000.
The hardships of pioneering are over,
the rainfall assured and tho region
proved a farming country by the only
sure test, success. Aliquis.
Cheney, Kas., July 2S, 1885.
To the Editor of the Eagle.
Last Saturday tbe first new wheat
was marketed here, bringing 60 cents
per bushel. It is not moving very
fast, which is very fortunate for both
the buyer and producer. New wheat
is not yet in condition to handle safely,
and. prices will undoubtedly be
much better a few months hence.
The quality of this cereal sold hero so
far is inferior.
Joe Goodo has opened up a flour and
Gutsbow, a farmer living south of
here was thrown from his horse aud
had his leg broken. He is doing well
under Dr. Engleman's treatment.
Miss Gertie Shannon is assisting in
the postoffice here.
In spite of all the rain we had farm
ers are desirious to see it rain now
very soon to insure as big a corn crop
as this part of tbe county ever raised.
These hot winds arc dying out tbo
vegetation very' fast. The hest has
been intense all this week, and
in consequence everybody was "hot."
Refreshments to cool off tbe suffering
humanity are in demand, snd onr ice
cream parlors aro having their harvest
now. Thanks to the foresight of our
ice men a sufficient amount of ice is
on hand to see us through the heated
There is a little difficulty about the
location of the new bridge across tho
Ninnescah, and it is hoped that an
amicable understanding and settle
ment will secure us that so much need
ed bridge without further delay.
A tour to tho different stores around
town proved that in all branches, a
marked and gradual increase in trade
is felt, which is very encouraging for
Messrs. Dean & Briggs have started
a lumber yard at the "Norwich," the
latest wonder in tbe line of new towns.
It seems as if friend Briggs changed
bis opinion about "Norwich" rather
suddenly, judging from the article in
tbe last Cheney Journal.
Dr.Eugleman and wife start for Col
orado next Mouday morning, to be
absent several weeks.
The news ef Gen. Grant's death
was received with sadness by the com
munity at large. Most of tho busi
ness houses displayed flags draped in
J. R. Snyder sold to-day his interest
in the Grandview hotel to Dick Sny
der. Tho Rogers Coal company will opea
a coal yard here la the near future.
Mrs. T.,B. Campbell started forTo
peka to-day on a visit.
There is no doubt an immense deal
of fanlt-finding with President Cleve
land, just at present, says the Xew
York Sun, oa the part ot many
earnest Democrats in various parts of
TRIP TO THE INDIAN TERRITORY.
And an Eye Witness of the) Indian
To the Editor of tbe Eagle.
Business being somewhat Black in
Wichita, wc concluded to take a trip
to the Nation and Witne-s few In
dian fights. Accordingly about the
15th inst., we boarded the train for
Caldwell. Having reached this most
beautiful littlo ciiy, aud not to bo rash
in rushing into the heat of the battle,
we concluded to stop off a short time
and get tho surrouudings. Our first
meeting was with our genial old
fried, J. A. Uollinger, ticket agent of
the A., T. S. F. railroad, by whom
wo were introduced to the other of
ficers holding in charge this station.
and, by the way, as kind hearted a set
of men us ever walked in boots, who
endorsed onr precaution and advised
us to stay with them a few days, until
it lould be ascertained where tho hot
test fighting was going on, to which
place wo could go direct and witness
the worst of it. Caldwell is one of
the happiest located towns iu the
southwest, say what you please. Sur
rounded' with a most beautiful farm
ing country. While here wo fell in
with a Mr. Barnard, whose acquaint
ance wc formed some eight years ago
in the city of Wichita, whero he
first lauded in search of a
Kansas home. This gentleman invit
ed us to spend an afternoon witb him,
that wc might sco what ho had accom
plished. Accordiugly wc found him
located on Bluff creek three miles
southwest of Caldwell. He has 640
acres of fine land. Some 150 under
cultivation, hundreds of peach trees
loaded with fruit, bearing apple trees,
with plcuty of small fruit, corn fields,
large stock pastures, with plenty of
sheep, hogs and cattle, a stone quarry,
a nice two story dwelling bouse, with
largo barn and other out bouses.
Verily one would think they were on
a farm in the old settled state of Illi
nois. The farm could not bo bought
for less thau tho small sum of $50,000.
How's that for eight years with an in
vestment of $3,0DO. Finding that the
nearer wc got to tho scat of war the
farther it was away, and civilization
being so attractive we concluded to
send for our wife and child to accom
pany us, that they might become ac
customed to Indian warfare sights.
While waiting for them wo were
taken around the country some fifteen
or twenty miles by an old acquaint
ance from Illinois, Mr. George More,
who has gained possession of a num
ber of farms near Caldwell. After
riding over the country the best part
of a day, we almost forgot our desire
to sco an "ingin fight," and had to ex
claim hurrah tor Caldwell and its cer
tain future greatness when they open
Our wife and little girl haviug ar
rived wc concluded to take iu the
fighters. No one cau know only by
experience what a horror comes over
them as soon as you cross iho line into
the Territory. The very element pos
seses the hideous yells of wild, naked
Indians. The very mind is carried
away with frightful visions of "Injun"
war dances, of awful sights of tbe
skulls of white mcn,long siuce scalped
aud laid out to dry. The pitiful cries
of fleeing inhabitants and helpless
children, but what imagination aside
of a reality. As we pressed on we
became scattered on entering the Ter
ritory, ami by pursuing the wrong
course, missed seeing a Bcvere engage
ment which took place on the 22d inst.
between a force from Caldwell and a
squad of Chcyennes and Arapahoes.
The Indians retreated to the Territory
and were hotly pursued, but the Cald
well force was finally overpowered
by large numbers of savages and were
forced to retreat to the city. The ac
count of this terrible battle will be
seen in some Chicago paper. It seem
that this flcrco fight was caused br a
stolen horse being found with an In
dian, who swore ho paid for him and
would not givo him up. There were
no lives lost in this battle as tho firing
was all doue too high, if any was done
at all, but troops will be ordered
from all parts or the United States
so as to get up a good scaro and there
by keep everybody out of Kansas an
other six months, Tbe farther these
reports go tho worso the thing looks.
Down in Maino they think it is unsafe
in Kansas City.
During our sojourn in tho Territory
we came on to a camp of thoto des
perato looking Cheyenne numbering
twenty-six wagons. We expected to
witness a severe- engsgemeat or be
murdered. Coming close to them we
found they were armed to the teeth
with flour from Caldwell. We wanted
to know of them when a fight was to
come off as wc would like to seee one.
They seemed to think we were talkiag
nonsense and indeed to them it was.
To learn anything abont Indians raid
ing Kansas ono must leave the Terri
tory and read nickel newspaper.
Having become disgusted iu conse
quence ot having missed the only tight
that has or is ever likely to occur ia
tho Indian Territory or In Kansas
among white settlers and Indian.
We concluded to visit the Oklahoma
camp. This we found in tbe state of
Kansas close to theline. A small vil
lage of lents located near a beautiful
spring. In the center of this camp is
one largo tent containing their store,
from whence are issued their ra
tions. Wo may err in judgment,
but after looking over this little
camp, and with me appearance
they make of poverty and lack of
power, and the magnitude of the
United States of America, that their
pluck is that of blind fanaticism. It
may be that Mr. Croaker, editor of
of the Oklahoma Warchlef, is wrong
fully imprisoned, bnt my goodness
there is country enough for us to get
without making martyrs of ourselves
in trying to change a proclamation of
the two last presidents. Having seea
the Indian war we returned home, oa
the 23rd inst., and as we stood on the
depot platform and looked up Dong
las avenue we would have (opposed
we were on the greatest thoroughfare
in tbe city of Chicago, if wo had not
known it was the city of Wichita.
Cincinnati Commercial Gazette: It
looks now as if it would soon become
plain that tho Democratic admialstra
tion is not capable of managing the
finances ot tbe government success
fully, or any other department, for
that matter. It went into power with
a swagger. It was going to rip np
frauds, make startling disclosures,
turn the rascals out, and all that son
of thing, bnt it found no frauds.
ripped up nothing, and found tae
"rascals," so-called, necessary to keep
the vast maehinery of the departments
in proper motion. If, however, rested
to tbe New York banks for assistance,
before assistance is needed, aad for
assistance- that, under Republioea
management, could not be needed.
To this it has come in less than Ave
months of Democratic financial imbecility.
The Lanreet Crowd. Beet Order and
Bee Time Ever had Here.
Oa Saturday tbe 25th hut., a special
excursion train of nine coaches aud
having on board about 600 or 700 ex
cursionists vi-Ited our thriving young
city over the Southern Kansas. They
were met at the depot by onr baud
and a committee of reception from
among onr business men and escorted
to the rink, wbicn had been beauti
fully decorated and festooned and
snd where a bountiful repast was
spread to which our guests did ample
justice. After dinner those who
desired were driven around the
city in carriages furnished
by our citizens. Then came amuse
ments of various kinds including
horse rsce-i, slow mnle races, sack
races, wheelbarrow races, foot races,
etc. ARer tbe above came the sueech
welcome by Dr. Skilling, one of
onr city council and one of our oldest
resident. It was responded to by Mr.
Mlltpangh, of Cowley county, on be
half of the excursionists, and Mayor
Clawsoa made the closing speech.
Tbe crowd thea repaired to the depot
and after giving three hearty cheers
and a tiger for the people of Hszeiton
and vicinity, for the bountiful dinner,
and for our cornet baad, which was
responded to by three cheers from tho
people ot Hazelton and vicinity, the
train started eastward wbilo the band
plsyed one or their best pieces a-i a
tarowell to them. Thus clocd
one of the most eventful aud best
days in tbe history of our
fair young dty of Haxoitou. Although
the crowd numbered nearly 2,000 not
a single drunken man was to be seen
during the whole day. Prohibition
does prohibit la Hazelton and we arc
prond of the fact. Everybody was
well pleased with the day's proceed
ings and our town will receivo quite a
boom from it.
There was a dsace st the rink Sat
urday night, aad about one hundred
couple were present. A very pleasant
time was had.
Tbe Southern Kansas railroad will
reach New Kiowa by the lost of this
Hazelton, July 27, 1885.
Cleabwateh, July -M.
To the Editor of the Eagle.
Never since tbe assassination of
President Lincoln aad the death of
President Garfield has tbe country
manifested such real sorrow. Towns,
cities, public buildings, and private
residences, from the Atlantic to the
Pacific aad from Maine to the Gnlf
are all showing their real feeling of
sorrow and mourning for tbe death
of tbe great general snd stateman.
Yes, a uation monrns the loss of iu
greatest and beat man. The G. A. R.
hsll was draped in mourning, also the
postoffice and places of business gen
erally. We feel glad that we live in a
land where true merit will be ac
knowledged, if not while living, in
death al! foibles are forgotten and the
real man will shine a tbe star of the
first magnitude. So with Geo.
Grant, bis name will live in the hearts
of a grateful nation.
Onr valley was blessed with a splen
did shower Saturday morning which
ill help the corn very much.
Prof. Arbuckle gave one of his in
imitable concerts here on Tuesday
evening. It was well attended and he
covered himself all over with glory.
He is just immense. Come again.
Ex-Senator Al Green aad Lieu tec
sat Governor Riddle, it ia veiy evi
dent, got left oa the Reformatory
basinet. For one we never sns
ptcioaed tbat Minneapolis was a can
didate for that Iastitatioa until the
announcement was made public that
Riddle aad Greea had goae up there
and bought a paper. Immediately we
jumped at the coadnaioa that there
was an understanding, or something
which they had takes for aa under
standing, covering the location of the
Reformatory. We never changed our
mind. Our friend got a location, In
cluding a aewspaper property, and
they also got left.
From all we can learn we conclude
that Wichita wa the only city tbat
made a fair, square aad honorable
pnll, all the other towns had jobs put
HE IB DEAD.
The greatest soldier of the world, the
most illartrioos of all th line of America's
Patriot heroes, it dead. IB s name, his
fame, hi deeds sad bis glory are of the
brightest of all that this brilliant age of wis
dom and progress has to offer, sad to famil
iar to each asd every loyal heart that no
wrds could add to their Intensity or render
em more deer to these who mourn his
At the meeting of the Union League
Club, to take actios oa the death of
General Grant, many reminiscences
took shape. Among the statements
that attracted unusual attention wa
one made by General Schofleld, to the
effect tbat it was a mistake to ay that
Grant bad no military reputation pre
vious to the war, aad tbat be was not
regarded among military mea as a
rasa likely to make bis mark. Gen
eral Schofleld insisted that the oppo
site wa true. Araoag West Point
officers Grant's soldierly ability was
well kaown, aad at tbe beginning of
the war four of bis West Point tutors
had put themselves oa record in
prophesy lag that Graat was the corn
lag bub of the war, or at least that he
was likely to take high rank as a
Ia lfWO Gea. Uraat wrote of Abra
ham Liacete: "A aaa of great abili
ty, pure patrieMsta, -.ihsiH nature,
full of forgiven M to hk .a lee, bear
ing maliee toward aoae, be proved to
beaaaa above others for the great
truggle through watch the Nation
bad to fata to place itself among the
greatest is tbe tutHy of nation. Ills
fe will grow brighter as timo pa
eaaad his greatest is nadentood."
Almost the saaM aright be said of
O. A. R. OftDSR.
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