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Money Always on Hand.
L B. BUNNELL & CO.
"i. M. Balderston,
ATTOBXIT at law. Wichita, 8Uwlcl. oiuity
Ssjutu. Offlw In Centennial Block. 18s-tr
W. A. Button,
Altorney-l-I.w; room 8. second floor ClUzra
lank, Wichita, Kan. Special attention to p
jrtlcations for vatents . pemions and oilier
. C. Milton.
Attorney at law and pension attorney. 9ffie
rer junue jnrnuure eiurr. i-.gir '"T
Jno. 0. Davit,
Attorney at Lair. Office Dagner Block, Mala
1IAUU1S, IIAKIUS A VEttMHJJOS
Attoikits at Lit. Wichita, Kansas Office
tc the Lulldlnr.onruled by the U. S. Land Office
tam negotiated on ImijroTeJ land In Sedg
wick and Mimner counties. 5'
Arronsar at LA-,Wlchita,Kansss. Office
No 9 Douglas AYenue.
I. A. MITCHELL.
Attoxxxt-at-Law, Wichita, Kansas Office
Ter UerrlnEtou'e bookstore. 10-SS-
JAMES L. DYER,
AtTuaxaT at Law. WIclilta. Kansas.
Mrs. Dr.J.T. Sexton,
The preat magnetic healer, noted for her fame
and encces In coring all diseases that Ihe hu
man family It subject to It located at No. 30
north Market street, where all auffertng witn
aoT dlfcca may receive Lie beneOt of her won
derful healing power. Charges reasonable.
TKI1IIV A DC.MOXT.
ArchllccU and Superintendents Office In
ttova Mock. Irhlla. Kansas 12-.-
Waco Hon--e-Tmrr Association Meets
miarlerlyon bati- Asy at Cartwrljftt school
lioaee. " Hi S Miixnt, ITesldrnt.
L, 11. Dcxx. jtlarr 1-H
Uxiof ToweinpMrrrAi.riioTtcTiTi Soct
kit. Meets the last Saturdayin each racnth at
Hatfield. 1- K BOOSE, President.
h.4. LOCT1KXSLAUER. Sec'y. 7-lf
Frank J. Hobs,
rrirate Detective and professional stock
healer; strayed and stolen stock a specialty.
I am connected with professional men In eTery
town in south-west Kansas. The patronage of
lb pBblic reetwctmily solicited. OB.ce, al
ley Centr. Kansas. dHAwlt-lm
Contractor- Carpenter and Joiner.
W 111 do all kinds or Carpenter and Joiner
work on abort notice, btalrs. Stair Uallinge,
.Sis.Itoors, Blinds, Co' n(i Window Framee
XT shop, 1W Main birret; lidenee on
Ijkwim ATenue near Cnrt! t Post-office
WICHITA ICH CO.
WICHITA ICK CO.
W K ITER & H O F F
C II W K ITER & II 0 F I
I'UUi: fLKAlt OI.KAK 1CK.
t'DKK CI.EVH CI.KAN ICE.
K.MMERLY & ADAMS,
M017UHEKTS AKD TOMBSTONES
Lime, Plaster, Cement and Buildini
t-Oo MaioKlr.-t.n-twerii Hi. i'miJ
BUTLER & FISHER,
TINWAES, STOVES, SHELF
We bacafui; line or Terry's Scissors
and bhcarf, and nquett all our customers
to call and exaralDC tLejn. They are sold
to us under a "Wa-ranty 1'nllraitcd," and
wc cL'Ccrfuliy recommend them to our
trade. Terry' IScUsors and Shears are all
full NUkd JiUtcd and crocus f.llli-u, will
neither ru nor corrode, l'leate call for
one of our Mischief cards and Imr a pair
of Shears with a "Warranty Unlimited."
i io D01V.L.AS AVEUE,
WICHITA. - KANSAS,
THE CHEAPEST PLACE
In the city to bit
Allen's Drug Store!
Where will also be found a
jAiryc Stock of
iffiTS, 1815, MITE LEAP,
SIXED PART, VANISHES,
moow class, rum, ETC.
We also keep on hand a
Large Stock of
TOILET ARTICLES, FECFl'SERY,
SHOULDEE BEiCES, CHEST PROTECTOES,
SPONGES, SOAPS, TRUSSES, Ek., Etc.
M'e also recelvf direct from the mftiraf&ctureri
Yon will therefore gt no counterfeits or imi
tations In bnytng from us.
To oar many friends who hare favored u with
tbelr patronage, for the but thirteen raacswt
tender oar sincere thanks, and tothoMwiUi
whom it has not been our good fortune to deal,
we would aay that by glnng na trial w will
tttarantee cood (ooda and perfect saUsftcUon.
THE ENOLISH EDITOR.
Johny Bull Is a queer combination
of independento and -.luck, and of
ecrvilitv to royalty. It Is IiarU to ten
which, to despise or pity the editor of
the Tall Mall Gazette who is now, in
stripes and wilhsbaved head, picking
0KU111 ill pru-Rl. J10 saw a grvuv ""
Browing cyil which threatened the
social life of Englaud, an evil of whoso
awful proportions the average Ameri
can has no conception. Tho filth of
Sodom was littlo if tny worse. Stead
resolved to exposo and forco a reform.
Rut in going to the depths of tho mat
ter lie encountered ci cry where the
royalty and the high bloods of Eng
land. He had their names and abund
aucoof proof but he did not dare to
gic them to the world. Upon the
other hand, rather thau do it, ho has
submitted to shame, disgrace and im
prisonment. Instead or putting the
guilty ones to prif on he puts himself
there. His reform niovcui ut for want
of nerve in exposing those high in
power, falls flat and he falls with it,
leaving the men who have made it a
business to debauch poor English girls
to roam free and to go on with their
ncfarous actions and life. If tho edi
tor of the Fall Mall Garctte had been
an American editor, eoiuebody many
in high places would havo been made
to sweat ere tho sentence was passed
upon him for the mere exposure of the
methods employed by his supposed
Tho stone work for the state re
formatory at Hutchinson has bcrn
contracted to Evans & Brickcr, of
Topcka, thei- bid being $.37,103, or
$13,000 lower than the highest bid of
fered. This contract protldes for the
Ktonn work of a buildtns sixty-six
feet wide, one hundred and eighty
four feet long and forty feet high, to
bo completed uy Augtiot io, loso.
Evau & Brickcr will commence the
work on November 21th. They are
to use tht) best Cottonwood stone, to
be approved by tho architect aud tho
commissioners. Tho board will meet
again in that city on November 24th,
at which time they will advertise for
bid9for the iron work, including cell
doors, corridors, jtratiugs. atairways,
LEARNING TO SPREAD.
Engineers have besun to survey the
"Wichita Eagle railroad. Tho Eagle
is the great daily of the southwest,
and we hope to some day hear that it
not only has its own railroad line, but
that it runs special trains to circulate
its enterprising aud excellent daily
edition through western Kansas. To
peka Daily Journal.
Thauks. The Eagle's .ambition is
to git c Southwest Kansas as good a
daily a6 anybody's paper to make it
such a power that when it 6pcaks for
and in the the interest of the Great
Valley and the Southwest that no one
shall bo so deaf as not to hear and
heed. The field is a grand one, but
then the pinions of the bird are learn
ing to spread.
AN EXTRA SESSION.
An extra session of tho Kansas leg
islature will no doubt be convened
about the 15th or 20th of January,
ruder the constitution there seems no
way to get around it. The people of
the state will not object, providing
there is no attempt at tirkcring with
tho railway Interests of the state.
Kansas wants about Ihree thousand
additional miles of railroad but an un
friendly act m the legislature would
keep out every lino now contemplating
crossing the iliisonn nvcr. And
there is the prohibition law aud some
other matters in tho way of jobs on
the state treasury which should be
The Clearwater leader is booming
tho idea of starch works at that point
The enterprise seoms entirely fcasablc.
That the investment would prove
profitable to both town and county
can hardly be questioned.
AVe shall never, no never forgive the
Kingman Courier for the spirit of
frivolity with which it rccouuts the
the tronblcs which have fallen to the
lot of "Leon," the Eagle'k former
correspondent, aud only because he
couldn't whip the United States'
army, which an unfeeling administra
tion had massed upon him.
A few wocks ago Democratic news
papers in Ohio called upon "the faith
ful'' to "give the rrohibitiouists rous
ing meetings." and encourage them to
an active campaign. The Democratic
candidate even refused for a long
time to discuss political questions
with the .Republican nominee unless
the Prohibition candidate should be
invited to be present and take a part.
But since the election a wonderful
change has been inaugurated, aud
Democrats between drinks swear and
make faces at Prohibitionists who
'sneaked in and stole Democratic
voles." One of the leading organs
fortells how Democrats will defeat
any Prohibition amendment which
may be submitted to the legislature,
and" asserts "Democrats owe the
Prohibitionists nothing." It is all
'1 he Oklohoma fever has broken out
nfreth, and from many sources" wc
learn that hundreds of people arc going
into the tcrritoiy daily. The Wichita
Kaoli: commenced to boom the nut
ter lw-t week as i big thing for the
great wholesale market of Wichita, as
It helps to feed tho place where the
Eagle of course coucludos supplies
must be bought. It is a fact that n
great many people arc going to Okla
homa nnd not only improving farms
but building good homes, but it is not
news by any means and has been con
tinually guiug on. Newton Kausan.
The right of tho Creeks aud Scru
iuolcs to prevent the opening of Ok
lahoma is not any too clear. The peo
ple of the United States demand the
settlement of these vacant lauds. The
Indians who are trying to play a dog-i'j-thc-mauger
game would do better
for themselves by accepting liberal
terms while they can. Tho Scmiuoles
are williug to treat. Tho Creeks are
evenly divided upon thoqueetlon. Tho
sensible ones arc inclined to follow the
Seminolcs. Tho authorities at Wash
Sngton should endeavor to bring the
rest to terms before congress takes up
the matter. Pcaceoblo means are best
but Oklahoma must be opened. Kan
sas) CilT Timea.
Tho Wichita and Colorado Kailroad
company are pushing on west. They
havo submitted propositions to Haven
township to vote them aid, the road
to be completed aud in running order
bv Julv4th,. 1886, to establish and
mniuta'iu a depot within oue and a
half miles from the southeast corner
of section five, and tho road to enter
tho township on the cast or side of the
township. This line of road is one
that will be built. They commenced
throwing dirt Tuesday morning at the
Big Slouch west of Wichita. Tho
"Eagle Lino" will soon be a real as
well as a caper railroad. Mt. Uoce
Conway tiraiKas, Jfov. 14.
To the Editor of thsEaxlo.
"Wo wero enjoying fine weather ear
ly in tho week and rejoicing In tho
thought that wo would not hayo to
buy an overcoat, thus saving all onr
nicklcs to give our girl a Thanksgiv
ing ride, when, suddenly, old Boreaa
bore down onus with a forco that
made us seek shelter, the buildings
shako and the timid turn pale. Tho
blast lias had its blow, but we have de
cided to purchase tho overcoat and bo
prepared for the next onset, regard
less of Thanksgiving.
On Monday evening Professor Dar
land exhibited hero with his aulopti
can itstrument, to tho delight aud edi
fication of those who attended.
Our town is moving onward and
upward with steady strides; now
buildings going up in all directions.
We ave heard our lumber dealers
complain that they cannot get lum
ber fast enough to supply
the demand. Tho lumber has arrived
for W. T. Edwards new store building
and the carpenter work is progressing
under the direction of P. T. Alien.
Mr. Anderson, editor of tho Star, is
building a rcsidenco of north Eighth
street. Mr. Boyd has bought tho
Bradficld property, rented the build
ing now on it, and is erecting another
building on tho vacant portion of tho
lot. This, wc understand, will bo oc
cupied as soon as completed.
Mr. Luud has sold his livery outfit
to Messrs. Casey & Wyatt. Thoy
have rented a portion of his barn,
where they will carry on a gcueral
livery business, until the completion
of their new barn. Mr. Luud will
continue the feed and sale business as
Messrs. Campbell aud Dorscy aro
oflcriug to-day at Mr. I.uud's stables a
well selected stock of cows, young
cattle, horses and ponies. A good
opportunity lor any desiriug cows or
Tho business men of our town have
supplied themselves liberally with the
perfect than a fire extinguisher as a
safeguard in case of fire. A test was
mado of its extinguishing powers
which proved entirely satisfactory.
Chapman & Nelson have removed
their stock to Wilkc & Vaudrio's
Messrs. Q. Campbell, Hall and oth
ers aro enjoying a week's hunting
trip in the Arkansas Valley. Mr.
Kcigcr has charge of Mr. Campbell's
store during his absence.
Mr. Jesse Hunt, of Iowa, is visiting
at Benjamin Cox's, his brother-in-law's.
Mr. Hunt drove down from
Iowa and is prospecting, with a view
to locating in Kansas,
At the reopening of the Methodist
church last Sunday tho house was
crowded at both tho morning and
evening service. At the morning ser
vice the money was raised with which
to liquidate tho moving expenses.
Tho Christian society have been
holding crcuing service in tho Metho
dist church during tho past week.
X. Y. Z.
OMAHA, ABILENE & WICHITA.
Will It be a Santa Fe Branch?
Manv people arc afraid that tho
Santa Fe will control the road. This
fear is groundless for tho following
reasons: The road originated in a
felt want in tUc cities along tho lino
for better shipping facilities; the di
rectors live in Wichita, Peabody,
Marion, Abilene and Clay Center;
thev arc not speculators who have
taken hold of this for the few dollars
thev might inako by betraying the
confidence of their fellow citizens;
they act as directors of the public in
terests and cannot aflord to act con
trary to the wishes of tho people.
Tho new road crosses tho Santa Fc
at right angles, and comes into
contract with it for a small portion
only of its entire length, consequently
the Sinta Fo can have littlo use for it.
When constructed the road will be
owned, controlled aud operated by
one cf the Chief go trunk lines, a cor
poration as strong financially, as the
Atchinson, Topcka & Santa Fe, and
as likely to buy up tho O. A. & W.
Who aro they? Aro they trust
worthy? Five of them, Dr. Furley,
the president ; Mr. Levy, banker ; Mr.
Ncidcrlander, banker and real estate
owner; Messrs. Barkewilder & Moffitt,
merchants, live in "Wichita, and hvc
been selected by the board of trade to
represent the interest of that city;
Mr. Killock, of Peabody,is well known
to every citizen of tho county ; Mr.
Crane, of Marion, has been re-elected
to the senate; Mr. Howe
lias been entrusted the second
time with tho care of the state
funds ; Mr. Hurd of Abilene Is one of
tho ablest and best known lawyers
in tho state; Mr. Burton was speaker
pro tern of tho house iu the hut legis
lature; 3Iessrs. Boncbrako & Fisher,
bankers of Abilene, are known be
yond the limits of the state as success
ful managers of lareo financial opera
tions: Mr. Valentine, of Clay Center,
was an elector ou the Republican tick
et during the last presidential cam
naiim. At home thev aro respected
and trusted by their fellow citizens.
They have been socccssiui in manag
ing their own affairs aud will bring to
the management of tho railroad the
tact and skill and experience which
has made them successful in other
fields. Hence there can bo no doubt
that this road will be a success. Men
who aro individually trustworthy can
not consistently be set down as collec
tively unworthy of confidence. Pea
Tho Graphic seems to think that
cur people are very much dishearten
ed because tho Wichita Eagle has
failed to mention our railroad project
editorially. This is a matter belong
ing entirely to the Eagle, and if that
paper sees lit to advocate or favorably
mention the schemo to build a road
from Freeport to Harper, this people
will not fall to crying or relax their
efforts to secure the A. A. &N. W.
It. U. Our opinion is that Wichita's
interests would be better subserved by
building up Anthony ana tho country
to the northwest of that city. How
ever tho Eagle has a clear right to
boom any scheme it sees fit, whether
it takes tho road to within ten miles of
a present crossing of the Southern Kan
sas road or tweuty-fivo wilea away.
Let the Graphic man continne to
throw filth at this people's project and
the silence of tho Eagle become so
loud it can be heard ic the Graphic
office, and it will in no sense affect the
project. Attica Advocate.
THE KANSAS ELECTION.
The official returns lrom all the
counties of the state are well worthy
Not for fifteen years has tho state
gone so solidly Republican in what is
termed an "off year." The State
Temperance Union is endeavoring to
make tho showing mat wnere mo pro
hibitory law has been most thorough
ly enforced tho Republican majorities
are me largest, ana a complete surprise
(o both parties, arguing from this that
the open saloon is a sure rallying place
for tho Democracy.
Well, it looks as though the "beast
ly" majority of the unwashed in Leav
enworth county does not contract this
Btatcmcut very seriously.
Topeka and Shawnee county until
recently has only been Republican a
portion of the time, sharing tbo of
fices with tho Democracy. This year
the Renubltcnn maiorilies were nearlr
1,600 on the whole ticket. In Atchi
son county a prohibition sheriff was
iptea, ana tbo right was upon, mat
issue. J.a other counties the same re
Suit lias been announced.
WICHITA, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20.1885.
EARN1NQ8 OF KANSAS ROADS.
The third aunul report of tho State
Board of railroad commissioners, sub
mitting to tho governor, shows the
following financial operations of the
various roads iu Kausas for the pres
Atchison, Topcka and Santa Fe
Total earnings from all sourccss, $15,
469,669.43; operating expenses, $7,169,
603.75; all other payments and charges;
.. iVIl'llOI II. 1.1.1 ..nn.nl. t11 17 A -
588.60; surplus opplicable to dividende;
$2,095,010.86, The company paid a 6
per cent dividend, amounting to $3,
414,755.50. Southern Kansas Total earnings
from all sources. $2,389,727.61; opera
ting expenses, $1,395,486.84; all other
charges and payments, n.eoo.yo;
total payments, $2,287,346.82; surplus
applicablo to payment of dividends,
$102JJ80.69. Tho company mado a
dividend of 6 percent, amounting to
Leavenworth, Topcka aud South
westernTotal earnings for tho year,
$80,316.88; operating expenses, taxes
and interest, $156,761.68, deficit fir
tho year, $76,414.80.
Manhattan, Alma and Burlingamc
Votal earnings lor tho ycar,$50,469.32:
operating expenses aud taxes, $5s,774.
76; deficit, $4,305.41.
Wichita and Western Total earn
ings for tho year, $76,415.03; operat
ing expenses, taxes aud iuicrctl, $65,
687.70; surplus, $10,728.33.
Kansas City, Fort Scott aud Gulf
Total earnings from all sources, $2,
519,861.14; operating espouses, taxes,
interest, rentals aud o'her charges,
$2,082, 021.46; surplus npplicablo to
Union Pacific Total earnings from
all sources, entire line, for tho year,
$17,836,731.48; operating expenses,
$8,376,511.06; all other payments, .in
cluding interest, taxes, sinking fund
requirement, and other charges
against earnings, $8,476,876.13. Total
payments. $16,853,387 19; les income
from other investments, $2,265,283.74.
Total cxpeuscs and charges. $14,588,
103.45; surplus, $3,208,628.03. Amount
of floating debt not secured by mort
gage, $4,703,790.65. No dividend paid
by this company.
Lawrence and Emporia Total earn
ings, $32,525.64; operating expen-cs,
taxes and interest, $78,565.51; deficit,
Kansas Central Total earnings,
$270,089.54; operating expenses, taxc
and interest, $435,108 62; deficit, $165,-
Junction (Jit v and bort Kearney
Total earnings from all sources; $228,-
049.58: operating oxpenscs, taxes
and interest, $232,496.16; deficit, $4,-
bolomou valley lotai carnidgs
from all sources, $145,185.31, operating
expenses, taxes aud interest, $133,514.
07; surplus, $12,672.24.
Salem ami souinwestorn iotai
earnings, $73,359.95; operating expen
ses, taxes and interest, $81,941.62; de
Missouri Pacific Total earnings
from all sources, $8,174,772.54; operat
ing expenses, taxes and rentals, inter
est and other charges except divi
dends, $6,537,028.22; dividends, seven
per cent., $2,098,192.21. Total pay
ments, $8,635;220.4S; deficit, $460,446".
89. Tho company reports a floating
unsecured debt of $8,547,271.37.
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Total
earnings from all sources, $7,235,586.
53; operating expenses, taxes, rentals,
interest and miscellaneous expenses,
$6,715,525.69; surplus of income over
expenses and charges, $520,060 64.
The company paid no dividend.
St. Louis, Fort Scott and Wichita
Total earnings from all source", $565,
972.25; operating expenses, taxes and
interest, $616,270.16; deficit, $50,
297.91. St. Louis aud San Francisco Total
earnings from all sources, $4,504,
819.19; operating expenses, taxes rent
als and interest, $3,891,841.33; sur
$612,964.46. The compauy paid div
idend on preferred stock oul v, amount
ing to $345,000.
St. Joseph aud Western Total
earnings for ten months ending April
30, 1885, $943,391.18; operating ex
penses and taxes, $767,607-35; balance,
$165,883.83; annual interest charge,
not included in tho above, $460,250;
amount of floating debt of the com
pany, $3,794,000. The board has no
report covering the last two months.
The management changed hands April
Tho total tcunagc reported at this of
fico by the railroad companies operat
ing in Kansas, for tho year ending
Juue 30, 1885, is 2,789,314,544 hauled
one mile. Tho amount of tho tonnage
for the year ending Juuo 30, 1884,was
1.682.644.551, increase in 1885 over the
year 1884, 106,669,993 tous. The freight
earnings lor 1884 were $44,183,029.01;
for the year 1885 the total earnings
woro $42,651,275.75, showing a de
crease for 1885 compared with the
year 1884, notwithstanding the large
ly increased freight tonnage for 1885.
of $2,131,758.32. The total amount of
dividends paid by all roads reporting
to this offico for tho year ending Juno
SO, 1884, was $9,194,628.67; lor the
vcarcndinir June SO. 1885, the total
amount of dividends paid was $G,7I4,-
915.71; amount paid in iwo less man
in 1884, $2,779,712.96. The total
amount of stock represented by all
railroads in fhls'report i3 $262;770,
Mr. St. John says that the Kcpubli
cans nominated for governor iu New
York a"distiller." It is Mr. St. John's
misfortune to bo a singularly unrca
sonablc liar. Champion.
A Bid IMPROVEMENT.
Tho Wichita Eagle says a stranger
was seen huuting around nearly two
hours for '''suthin," in vaiu. Dare
Murdock say tho prohibition law is
not at least a partial success? Is not
that a big Improvement over Kansas
Citj? Argonia Clipper.
Anything in Wichita is a big im
provement over anything iu Kausas
City, oven to "suthin to take" or pro
hibition. Missouri has 4,741 miles of railroid
iu operation; Kansas has 4,102. Mis
souri, as a state, is sixty-four years
old; Kausas is tweuty-four. ""
THE TIME FOR WORK.
The citizens of Atchison ought to organ
ize a committee to look aflei the railroad
interests of the city. This is an era of rail
road building. More lines aro being pro
jected in Kansas than during any period for
ten years put. Many of these lines will be
built Even some that seem most visionary
and unnatural havo secured substantial aid
from, and are bling built by, practical rail
The Southwestern project ought to he
pushed. It is a practicable scheme. It will
enlist the enthusiasm and co-operation of a
rich and prosperous section of our State.
The road would pay. It is ono ft tho
schemes of railway building in Kansas that
baa a legitimate basis. Tbe line, properly
located, would traverse a section destitute of
adequate railroad facilities a region l)iat is
rich in crops, in stock, in business. And
the Champion is confident that if we bad
five or six men who would give this enter
prise their attention, and push it with zeal
and energy, it could be mado a triumphant
What wo need in Atchison more than any
thing else, just now, is the active, energetic
work of half a dozen or more men in rail
way enterprises. The time is opportune.
The stake is worth striving for. A few men
men who nave some time to ao sucu work,
and the energy and disposition to do it
could accomplish wonders. Let our citi
zens go to work. Let those who aro inter
ested in the growth and prosperity of Atch
ison put meu- wns ana energies &i w, aim
start a railroad boom. Champion.
WICHITA & WESTERN.
A largo portion of the road between Che
ney and Wichita that was hitherto unfenced
has been enclosed recently. Posts eight feet
apart and four strands of barbed wire is the
manner in which it was built.
Wm. Atkinson, of Wichita, went over the
line Wednesday and Thursday on the freight
train, changing the names of the terminal
cities and distances on the sign boards from
the Santa Fe points to the Wichita and
The business of the Wichita and Western
daring the hut four months as shown by
grain and stock shipments published else
where, indicates a very prosperous city. It
averages six car loads of grain and live stock
per day, besides an equal or larger amount
of freight rcelvd.-Cheney Journal.
A CURE EOR HOO CHOLERA.
From a thoroughly rcliablo source
wo learn that tho farmers in Cloud
and Mitchell counties are using, with
thn heat results, a simple solution of
sal-soda and water, administered by
drenching, the same as iu tho case of a
sick horse. It is aafc, inexpcnsive,aud
certainly worth a trial.
ON KANSAS SOIL.
Tho Fort Scott Monitor favors tho
'building of Kaneas towns on Kansas
soil." Where else could a Kansas town
bo buili?-'A(ch!son Champion.
An Atchison paper should bo about
the last paper to ask that question.
Kansas City, Kansas, nor no other
Kansas City in Kansas equals Kansas
City, Missouri, which is a Kansas
town nnd a Kansas City but not on
Jay Gould sent his check for $5,000
to the Galveston sufferers.
"Iicavcuworth," says ono of its
newspapers, "should havo 60,000 peo
ple." Wants to bo more liko Topefca,
as it were. Journal.
Or, rather, like Wichita.
Sedgwick, Kan., Nov. 16, 1885.
To the Kdltor of the Zasle.
Corn is being stored iu large quan
tities iu our town, all the vacant lots
Iu the vicinity of the railroad aro be
ing occupied by cribs, there is now
probablv 60,000 bushels in crib,
Twenty cents is the prevailing price
Qilitc a number of our business men
attended tho sale of lots inColwich.
Ou Satin day the Citizens Bank pur
chased a desirable corner lot, ou which
they will proceed to erect a building
aud open a bank. J. L. Bayue pur
chased a location for his branch yard
now at Ehlridgc.
Dan Wren has opened a meat mar
ket in tho Dvmoud block.
Sedgwick has a cigar factory; it is,
also reported that wc havo a joint.
Marshal Ogan is ou the trail and will
probably succeed in dislocating the
same in a short time.
The Methodist people commenced a
series of meetings last night to con
tinue an indefinite time.
P. M. Morgan has been about laid
up witli rhumatism and colds for the
last two weeks.
Tho Park suit which lias been in the
courts for quito a while, and which
has 'created somo local interest, was
decided in favor of the public Ibis
is a block lying south of the 6chool
house in Sedgwick and has become
quite valuable, aud new since tho title
has been cleared, It is hoped the city
authorities win loose no time in im
ptotiug it as it should have been years
The bridge crossing the Little Ar-
kausaw river at this place, will bo re
placed by a double track bridgo of tho
same st) le s the old one. The contest
for ihe contract being between J. T.
Grant, of Newton, aud P. M. Morgan,
of this place. The contract was award
ed to the former gentleman at $2,800.
Side walks arc being laid from First
to Third streets on tho west side of
Mrs. Stephenson moved iuto her
new and commodious residence in
Stephenson's addition, last Thursday.
There is quite n number of build
ings being treated to paint.
The ladles of tho Sedgwick Belief
corps will give a supper and enter
tainment at Cougdons hall, to-morrow,
The club dances have again been or
ganized with about fifty malo mem
ber. The first party of the season
came off last Thursday evening.
The Odd Fellows aro preparing to
give a supper and ball Thanksgiviug
evening; proceeds to bo used to carpel
the lodge room.
Mr. Foster, of Indian, is hero look
ing after his lauded interests aud pre
paring to make this his future, homo.
He will build a good residence cither
on his farm or one milo west of town,
or in town.
Tho Anderson bojs arc paying their
mother aud sisters a visit. They arc
in the cattle business in Colorado.
A. J. Wellman is building an addi
tion to his rcsidenco.
Schacfcr & Finn aro building a brick
warcroom iu rear of their grocery.
Congdon Bros, havo associated with
them a Mr. Johnston, lately of Ver
mont, an old acquaintance, who will
put in a line of musical instruments
and musical merchandise iu connec
tion with their hardware, stovo and
implement store. Mr. J. is represent
ed as a thorough musician and well
acquainted witli tho business of hand
ling musical merchandise.
J. W. Allmack has just returned
from a trip to Garden City. Ho re-
fiorts tbo town as on the biggest boom
io ever wituesscd.
Mrs. J. C. Crstchcr U quito sick
with neuralgia of tho chest.
BEGINNING IN TIME,
The "bloody shirt" may bo worn
oul; but if, as many of tho southern
people assert, tuo rcuci cnuso is not
lost, but sleeping, this administration
is beginning in timo to prepare tho
whv for a "eood ready." and is not.
liko Buchanan's administration, wag
ing until the last few months to pre
pare. Secretary Bajard has ploccd a
southern rebel as minister at almost
every important foreign court, where
they can uso their diplomacy, if nec
essary, in the interest of disuniAn.
Secretary Whituey has bankrupted
the largest ship builder In America,
and to that extent crippled the pover
of tho government to build n navy.
Poslmaster-Gcucral Vilas, iu direct
violation of an act of congress, has
taken tho carrying of certain ocau
mails from American vessels, aud
given them to foreign vsssels, tbusuo
iug all in his power to encourage for
eign and discouragu home sbipinsr.
All this was done iu six months; that
can they accomplish in four yea's?
We bee to remind our frjend MarshMir
dock, of the Wichita Eaout, that the joung
giant ot Southeastern Kansas is keepin side
by side with the young giant of the pith
west. Each has an appropriation for rpubr
lie building from congress, and eacristo
commence at once the construction of l new
railroad to tbe northwest line from fVlh
1U through Western Kansas into Southern
Colorado, and a road from Fort Heottto
Northern Kansas and Into Dakota. The me
will Up tbe coal fields of the Centenial
state and tbo other tho wheat fields of he
richest of the northwestern territories, fhe
building oi both roads Is severe dose 'or
Kansas City. Fort Scott Monitor.
We need no reminder of.Fort Scott's r as
perity, nor of her Rrit and "get up and 1 1,"
therefore heartily endorse as sound thl ro-
nneHlnm M tittd unnll hv the eOO& USD! ral
Bice. As for tho condition of Kansal City
she is badly colapsed in the region If the
belt and the people of Kansas are to bfcon
gratulated that she heads this way.
Mr. Tjinor. the riiuntv treasurer of Axhi-
son county, has been suspended in restonse
to the request of his bondsmen. The iauso
assigned was that he was carrying uuvia
uals' and firms' taxes, the hooks sbwing
them to have been paid, when they hd cot
been, nor had the receipts been devered.
He ays that his accounts are itraigt and
the county owes him f 700.
POPULATION OF KANSAS
The secretary of the stato board of
agriculture has compiled a table show
ing the population of Kansas, by coun
ties, March 1st, 1885. Tho aggregate
is upwards of a million and a quarter,
but we have reason to believe it is not
correct. Sedgwick county is made the
third couutj iu tho state with a popu
lation of 36,522, which is not correct
according to the returns now on file
in tho county clerks office. It cuts
said returns down nearly oue thousand
which is au important matter in face
of this fact of a new apportionment
this winter. No one who is at all con
versant witn onr growth will doubt
that Sedgwick county has 40,000 peo
ple at this lime. But, however, that
may be, wo are entitled to the number
shown by the sworn returns now ou
file at the county clerk's offico.
Tho following is Sim's table:
Cloud . 20,174
Decatur .. 4,007
Doniphan - 13,040
Ford ., 1,778
Labette -. 29,144
Miami . 17,807
Shawnee ."..... 40,579
Stafford , 6,959
Hamilton - -JHJU
Cheney, Ks , Nov.
To the Editor of the Eaou.
It is "Farmer John's" fault that no
letter of tho news aud doings in Che
ney has been sent to the Eagle for
over a week, while the Eagle has
mado its daily flight In our litllccity
vcry promptly, brightening the eve
ning hours with its abuudaucc of
Tbo firm of Sellers & Landis lias
been dissolved, Mr. J. N. Sellers with
drawing. In what business Mr. S.
will engage has so far not been made
Mr. J. h. Sujdcr shipped in near
Ioid of Iowa potatoes, which arc mag
nificent in site aud taste.
A grand ball will bo given next
Thursday, November 19th, at the
rink, by tho numbers of the string
baud, for the purpose, to purchase
somo new instruments. Tho baud U
composed of good musicians
who cau render cxcclleut
music if they havo good instruments.
It is hoped tho ball will be well pa
tronized, aud the boyij will do their
best to make it a success.
The Ingel Bros will leavo during
the week for the wild west. They
will drive wells out therewith their
newly Invented drill.
Tho Central hotel Is now iu good
running order, and enjoys its share of
Major Joslyn & Shannon have fixed
up their drug store in grand styld,aud
enlarged their stock considerable.
Trade is splendid with all our busi
ness men, nnd the most pleasant fea
ture about is, that not much time is
asked, as was tho case last yrnr.
Corn is being delivered quite rapidi
ty and our gruiu men arc busy from
early till late,
Eminctt Josh n and JimElliss arc
leaving to-day ou a hunting trio
through the west, at the same time to
seo what progress Iho west is making.
Several of our business men went to
Colwich last Saturday. Thoy relum
ed without purchasing auy lots there;
it seems to somo of them as if a screw
were loose somewhere about that
Tho Kerr sisters display a magnfi-
ceut line of hats ami hounels in tho
window of their milliner store.
Our sheriff elect, Mr. Win. Hays,
was In town last Friday. It is said
that ho will lake steps to get tho mill
here, iu which ho is interested,, run
ning again iu a short time.
Tho propositions of Mr. Oswald to
build a full process roller mill were
not accepted by our citizens, it seem
ing too much like a bubble.
New comers from nor'.hrrn states
aro delighted with sunny Kansas,
The New York World doesn't seem
to think Iho election iu New York to
be a vindication of the administration,
but rather admonishes the president
to tako it as a warning to becomo a
The Champion says that Mayor Wcii-
bacb, formerly of Frankfort, Kansas, now
of Tacoma, Washington territory, baa been
arrested by the United States marshal tor
his part in the anti-Chinese riot,
man who gave my Sua Lappln.
CLEVELAND'S CIVIL SERVICE.
Cleveland claims that hii , administration To the Editor of the Eaou
is being run under the rulet of civil service i Since our last visit to this new and beau
reform, yet he has bounced more men in six ' l'u' ''lt' c'1? 'l '"" become tbe terminus of
months becauso their nn1it! v.m M,nr, -
ious to bim and the Democracy than any decided improvement is noticed in tbe bus
President ever bounced in two years. Mr. j iness interests of tbe place, especially so in
Cleveland says he is cuided bv the SDirit ot
civil service reform, yet tho very Commls
lion organized under the civil service law
he has wiped out only because it was com
posed of two Republicans and ono Demo
crat, and in tho namo of civil service reform
ho reorganizes it with two Democrats and
one Mugwump. He would have made them
all Democrats but that tho law forbids it.
Civil torvico means with this administration
that every office holder shall and must be a
THE KANSAS BORDER.
by Our Peo-
Two or three times tho people of Kansas
have been frightened by Indian movements
in tho territory and threatened invasions,
which havo damaged tbo state probably
moro than could be ezprescd by mere dol
lars. It is a queer military policy which
puts or leaves the enemy between the army
of protection and tbe people to be protected.
Yet that is just tho kind of protection which
Kansas has alwaj s been afforded by tbo
government and tho only kind. The In
dians, or such Indians as are liable to raid
tho border, aro free to roam around
between the military posts and
tho settlements along the bor
der. Last spring when invasion
seemed imminent troops were sta
tioned along tbo south line of the
state, and tbo stnsu of security was com
plete. That movement opened tbe eyes of
tho people and a number of demands and
petitions havo since gone up to the govern
ment for a permanent post.
Again this fall, in view or tbe abrogation
of tho cattlo leases and tbo consequent short
rations among tbe Indians, another move
ment is being mado looking to tho establish
ment of a midway post at or near Kiowa.
Mayor Dobson, of that city and Dr. A. S.
Cloud havo been up to Leavenworth con
sulting with General Miles, and at Topeka
interviewing Governor Martin and tho state
ollicers. Strong petitions will be put into
tho hands of our congressmen and United
States senators asking for some immediate
action at tho hands of congress.
The Chase-Townley Estate.
The Globo-Democrat has been publish
ing considerable of late touching tbe great
English eastato cf Chase, the hojrs to which
livo mostly or wholly in America, and large
ly in Kansas and Illinois. A special dispatch
from Newton, Harvey county, spreads it on
pretty thick becauso a Mrs. Theodore Gates,
of that place, is one of the heirs to this es
tate. The dispatch says that tho Liverpool
Post announces that tho.British government
has decided to pay over to all tbe legal heirs.
Tbe estate amounts to $800,000,000 and 400,
000 acres of land, most of it city and village
property. The estate would have been di
vided many years ago, but through tbe false
claim of ono Orange, was thrown into chan
cery, where it remained tor twenty-six years.
Tho estate was inherited by four brothers of
the Chase family, three of whom, William,
Acquillo and Thomas, came to this country
before tho revolutionary war. The direct
heirs of these three brothers number about
The Eaoly hopes that Mrs. Gates may be
ablo to make her title clear to her million
dollars, but Sedgwick county has an heir to
that estate, whose direct descent from the
Chases has been verified, in tbo person of
tho well known gentleman, C. Wood Davis.
Tho Chase family is the same or identical
with that of Salmon P. Chase.
The following is an extract from tho gen
aelogical letter received by C. Wood Davis
from his undo Japel Davis, of Warren, R. I.,
some ten years since:
"If you have the spirit of your ancestors,
in after life, you will be pleased to think of
the contents of this communication. I can
trace my mother's (your grandmother,
Lytha Chase) line back to William Chose,
tbo first record of whom was that he was a
church member in Boston, in 1S30. Wil
liam Chase and William Davis must have
been hero immediately after the landing of
tho Pilgrim;, in 1020. The name of Chase
and Davis havo been associated through
nine or ton generations, as have no others
within the range of New England history.
msrying and intermarrying."
Tho Globe-Democrat of late date gives a
very full and interesting account of tbe
estate, and of the partially successful effort
made, to secure it. One Thome, an heir,
who bad been sent over to closo up the
matter, came back, being very sick, so re
newed investigations havo been put on
THE ELI LINE
Tho work of track laying begins at Con
way Springs on tho 15tb, and the iron will
co down both cast and west from that point.
The D. M. & A. is an Eii road and will get
there in spite of the Santa Fe and Marsh
Murdock combined. Winfield Telegram.
Let her "Eli." It is Wichita's only hope
of over reaching Winfield merchants with
our wholesale trade over a competing line.
,. A. & W.
The Peabody Gazette is out in a supple
ment this week devoted entirely to tho Oma
ha, Abelino & Wichita railway. It is a
splendid showing in favor of tbe speedy
construction of the rood. The most foolish
opposition in Marion county is made up of
the assertion that tho road is a Santa Fo pro
ject. Such a sentiment is not worthy of a
denial. Thero is and can be no senso to
such an assertion, and no intelligent person
can cntortain any such apprehension. The
demand for such a line came entirely of the
desire for an independent trunk line to Chi
cago. What Wichita could want with an
other branch of tho Santa Fe passes our
comprehension, and no more does Marion
WE ARE ALL ONE.
Four pages was not enough for Murdock
to spread himself over on tho railroad boom
for Wichita,so ho tacked on two pages more
to the Eagle this week. Murdock won't
do all the blowing over the railroad boom
next spring, as the Journal will take a spell
at It wnen tno ooruer une is upeneu iu
Caldwoll. Caldwell Journal.
Come on, my hearty. The Eagle is for
southwest Kansas as against tho world and
next for the entire state as against all com
ers. There is no envy or jealousy here
when it comes to new railway lines for this
section of tho state. So here's to the Jour
Thoy had a railroad meeting in Leaven
worth the other night and ono man said he
"was not afraid of Kansas City, hut would
liko to no Leavenworth build south and
loin Kansas City." Another said: "Thein-
crease in weaua in iuuum viir wuum ,u
crease tbe value of Leavenworth as a manu
facturing center." Another man who sella
a million dollars worth of goods from his
store here, also said: "There was no ono
who was less afraid ot .Kansas City than he
waa." K. C. Journal.
All of which is the thincst kind of taffy if
not cowardly. With a city of a half a mil
lion of r-'oplo at Kansas City, Leavenworth,
Lawrence, Atchison and Topeka, would re
main villages to the end of tbe chapter.
Wichita being as far from Kansas City a
Kansas City is from St. Louis or St. Louis
from Chicago, has less to fear from the Mis
souri town's ascendency than any city in the
state, but the disposition of three or four of
the best towns of Northeast Kansas to
knbckle to the pretended advantage of a
town which our state, in the absence of
railroad facilities, wa forced to build up,
makes us feel sad.
Tho Leavenworth Times, backed by the
people of that city, is working up a sew
railroad line which, if made to go, will loos-
He is thelenanotherlinkinKania City close cor-
lNEW KIOWA, BARBER COUNTY.
1 tho Southern Kansas railroad, nnd a vert
1 'ho increased number or substantial store
buildings and handsome residences.
Tbo location ot New Kiowa as a point to
concentrate and draw trade from a very ex
rensive territory seems to have been a very
fortunate one, and evidently selected with
considerable care and judgment, and a!o
with a perfect knowledge of it good points
for a commercial center tbat could not help
but provo a success as soon as the advan
tages of a railroad connection was secured.
And already, although the town is scarcely
a year old and has had a railroad only three
months, yet it can boast of a trade that
reaches clear to tbe Panhandle
of Texas and over the biggest
half of the Indian Territory. The number
of cattle shipped from here during the last
three months is simply enormous, and is in
round numbers over seventy thousand bead;
making tbe average number of car loads
each day at fifty, sinco the seventh day of
last August. The town is located on the
three mile strip or what is otherwise known
as tho Osage diminished reservation which
borders on tbo Indian Territory, and is
about ninety miles southwest from Wichita.
This land was sold by the government sove
ral years ago, mostly in large tracts at a
uniform price of one dollar per acre, and is
now offered to settlers in lots to suit the
purchaser at prices ranging from five to
twenty dollars an acre. The very best por
tion of this strip is perhaps that which
lies directly west of New Kiowa for
about twenty miles, and nearly the same
distance east. It is surprising indeed to see
the depth and richness of the soil in this
part of Barber county, and we feel at liberty
to say, that in tho very near future, perhaps
in two years time, nearly every acre of land
in the vicinity of this city will be under cul
tivation. Farms aro already being opened
up in every direction, and one in particular
owned by Mr. W. E. Campbell, deserves a
special mention. Mr, Campbell has nearly
a section of land broke and in cultivation;
this includes a green of over ono hundred
acres planted with a dozen different kinds of
trees, all growing finely and which makes
one of tho most pleasant sights to bo seen
along the road to New Kiowa. The water
here is as pure and sweet as the best found
in the south-west and is easily obtained at a
depth of from forty to fifty-five feet
This is also proving to bo one of the best
sections for fruits in tho state, and great
success has attended those who have under
taken anything in that way. During last
season a wagon load cf melons were brought
into town tbat had been grown on sod
ground, nnd the average weight amounted
to fifty-two pounds each, the largest melon
weiehing seventy-six pounds.
The citizens of New Kiowa and vicinity
are anxious that a Government Poet be es
tablished here, and a more suitable location
could not be selected. Railroad transporta
tion, one of tho essential considerations need
ed to supply a military post cheaply and
with dispatcb, is here; and in addition to
this tbo location is handy to all parts of the
Indian Territory, and other points that
could bo reached quickly in case of trouble.
It would also give an Increased sense of
safety to that class of timid settlers from
the east who immogine tbat living so dose
to tho Territory is neccssarilly fraught with
a considerable amount of danger. The Con
gressional Committee when visiting here
two weeks ago expressed themselves very
much in favor of this point as one which
would be very suitable for this purpose, and
would he far belter for the soldiers, If noth
ing else, than to keep them cooped up in
some inland town with less opportunities
for drill and exercise.
Kiscmax, Kax.,Nov. 12, 1885.
To the Editor of tbe Essie.
We have an August sunshine. The zeph
yr breezes fan us softly, and if magnolias do
not bloom, the leaves, still green, still wave
gently 'neath tho midnight nrellow moon
light Old Jack Frost is a tardy visitor this
fall in this part of Sunny Kansas.
And although wo are all astir hero at
Kingman, the grand old Eagle, proud
emblem- of earth's fairest and proudest
birds, never seems disposed of late to stretch
a wing to bear the interesting facts to
waiting and anxious world.
At no time in tho history ot our city have
we witnessed so much animation, rush and
rustlo in every branch ot busines as at the
present time. The Bahcock Hardware Co
has moved into its magnificent brick block.
And wo learn that Mr. J. J. Strickland will
soon occupy with his immense stock of dry
goods another room of this fine building.
It is reported, also, that the postoffico will
soon bo moved to an adjoining room of the
D. B. Cook & Co. have sold out their in
terest in the fino brick block that is now
being rapidly pushed forward at the corner
of Main and Sherman streets to Mr. Bush'
and we learn that tho lower story will be ap-
I propriatcd to business rooms, while the sec
ond and third are to be constructed witn a
view to hotel purposes. This is to bo the
peerless hotoi of tho west, and that it will be
kept in a manner becoming the magnificence
of the stcucturo, no further evidence is
needed than a knowledge of Mr. Bush, the
owner and builder.
Mr. John Drummond has sold his stock
of groceries to one Mr. Brobst, of this city.
Mr. D. began business fcere only two year
ago last spring with about $200, and after
keeping out $500, his stock at the sale in
voiced st $4,800, We undeistand that Mr.
D has no debts not a dollar. He has not
only a fino 'esidenco here but other valuable
city property and a fine farm near King
man, and instead of riding the old dilapo
dated dun pohy that he did when he first
came to Kansas, when he herded Mr. Litch
field s sheep in lteno county for Jo per
month, he now drives a $200 horse and rides
in a $225 phaeton. Mr. D., when he
quit the herd of Mr. Lv, traded the old dun
for a cheap suit of clothing he could get
no other to make himself presentable to ap
appear at Ron Bros, in H., where ho offered
his services as clerk in their dry goods store
for the sum of $40 per month, and when
they offered him $35 per month Mr. D. was
insulted; got mad, came to K. and bor
rowed a few carpenter's tooU and pushed
the piano until he pushed out (200, with
which he at once went into business, and
with what results we have described, and
which wo would not have taken the pains to
do, only to show tho world, where tho
proud KauLE soars, how miserably men
fail at Kingmcn, in bleeding Kansas.
Uncle John, as he is familiarly called, ha
retired from business with everything heart
could wish, except a woman. And as for
this he must content himself to wander
adown life's dark vale all alonu, and if the
renters of the Eaou wish to know the rea
son for this, send for his photo and the se
cret is out.
Dr. Burns, vice president of the
D. M. & A. railroad and John
P. Jones, cashier of tho Bank of
Kingman, have purchased 320 acres of land
on the projected line of the D.M.-A A. Rail
road, sixteen miles northwest of Kingman
in Reno county. A town company ha been
organized and the site will bo surveyed and
plated and a new town started at once.
A neat and substantial church house,
built by the United Brethren, waa dedicated
here on last Sabbath by Bishop Kesshart,
The Bishop preaching able sermons both
morning and evening.
A new pore packing house is being built
by W. L. Brown Jj Co., in West Knginan
AIso a new feed and sale stable on Main
street in North Kingman; also another hi
South Kingman, and one on Main street in
Old Kingman, and the fourth on Avenue B
Dr. BorkeU fine brick block on Main
street Is nearing completion,
J Our hotels are crowded to overflowing
An election was held for voting bonds
to tbe Texas & Panhandle Railroad here
, on tbo 10th inst., which gave a handsome
majority In tavor or the bonds- At llic
same date an election was to have been been
held in Grove township, Reno county
to vote bonds to the D. M. & A.
I Railroad. Turan is a youn? town of
'much promise in this townhip. Tbe D. M.
' 4 A. K, have surveyed their railroad to this
town. 160 acres have been surveyed and
ploted, of which the railroad company have
61 per rent. The country which Is unsur
passed for beauty and excellence has been
settled some nine years, and the farmer are
well to do. And it is tar out at sea from
rival towns, and the railroad company have
declared their intentions to make this place
the end of a diviji.n and intend putting up
a round house, offices, etc Thus tbe great
west is filling up, and towns and villages are
multiplying. Meantime Kingman nestled
in the rich Alluvial valley, stretching out on
either side tby placid waters of the famous
Ninnescab, towering in tho magesty and
grandeurs of her youthful vigor, stands un
surpassed and unequalled, the pear of all her
rivals. S. U.
THE STRYCHNINE HEROINE.
Liko a sweet morsel Emporia people con
tinue, week in and month out, to roll the
strychnine Creole under thcii tongues, not
withstanding that woman's departure for
tho land ot intrigues and passion. Tbo
wily Minnie not only got away with Walk
up, but the jury, and it now looks as if she
had captured the entire town. Thero was
never a plainer case, but the affectations,
coolness and intrigues of a woman put up
and maintained the character of an innocent
sixteen year old child, swamped the most
wonderful and complete chain of circum
stantial evidence and compelled to pass as
truth the thinnest and most improbable con
coctions ever allowed to muster as evidence.
A man's life which had been as an open
book for year all went for naught as
against tho talk of a person confessedly
without character or notion of honor. If
tho Emporia papers would but bo mado to
understand the disgust of level-headed peo
ple who havo watched tbe proceedings the
masqucradings of the defense in that case
from the beginning and without bias, they
would surely let up. There was not a
movement, word or action of the woman,
or her mother, from the time of Walkup's
first proposal until he was dead, cut up and
buried, and his medicine giver cleared, that
was not in and of themsolves suspicious.
The marriage itself was a travesty, and the
revelations of the dying man pitiful. If tbe
defendant herself or her mother were what
they claimed, or if they had a substantial
friend in the world who believed them to be
good, pure women, why wasn't that news
paper, tbe Mascot, called upon for a retrac
tion or for Jamsges! Until the papers and
people of Emporia can excuse, or give some
reason, other than that of dollars and cents,
why the six jurymen who believed her
guilty consented to her acquittal, they had
as well give us a rest.
HOW DO YOU FEEL?
Well, we suppose, that ex-Governor
George Washington Glick is happy and the
Democratic party of Kansas satisfied at last.
Glick has been appointed to an office, the
pension agent at Topeka. Long before
Cleveland was (worn In Glick took his way
to Washington for a cabinet position. Gra
ver, after sizing up the bull raiser of Shan
non Hill couldn't sec iL The bovine culti
vator then struck for a bureau, but missed
his mark. After months of dreary wating,
in which ho named one route agent, but
didn't namo a postmaster for Wichita, he
made a third trip to Washington and suc
ceeded in getting his hungry snoot into fifth
rate swill. It is said that there are more
pension soldiers in Kansas than in any other
western state. Geo. W. Glick is the man
whom Cleveland has chosen to stand be
tween these disabled patriots and the Gov
ernment they saved. An old soldier is
kicked out to give Mr. Glick this place.
How do the old soldiers who voted for Glick
feel over the layout, anyway!
DAY IN WICHITA.
Last Sunday, in company with our genial,
whole-souled fellow townsman. Mr. J. H.
Haun, we boarded the 7 o'clock train tor
Wichita. Arming at our destination a few
minutes cast 9 o clock, we proceeded at
once to take in the sights and view the won
derful growth of the future metropolisof
the great southwest, w e vuitea tne city
waterurrk and the new court house, at
which we gazed for some time with wonder
ana aamirauou. inoj sre uuui uiiutuuuiij
of which a city of much large pretensions
mignt well feel proud.
In our meandering, through the city we
could not help noticing the many stately
business blocks and handsome residences
under -ay, some of which were fast nearing
completion, and presented a grand and im
posing spectacle, i ney wiu stand tnrougn
tbo age to come as living monuments- to
the credit of the enterprise and push of the
inhabitants of that flourishing young city.
Well may Kansas City leel jealous of her
new rival, for with the numerous lines of
railroad already built and the completion of
tnose now unuer way ana in conwmpiauon,
Wichita is hound to become the leading
commercial metropolis and trade center of
During our stay in the city we had the
pleasure of making the acquaintance of Mr.
N.S. Woods, chief engineer of the SL
Louis, Fort Scott & Wichita railroad, whom
we found to be a very sodable and agreea
ble gentleman. In this connection we can
not refrain from speaking a good word for
the St-Louis, Fort Scott & Wichita rail
road. We are moro than ever impressed
with the idea ofits importance as the lead
ing route to BC Jjoui ana an points east,
and we are pleased to know
the traveling public are begin
ning to recognize it as such. It first-class
equipments, polite officials and accommo
dating agents and train men are the impor
tant lactors wmen combine to maxe tne
road so popular. For quick time, comfort
and courteous treatment take tbe popular
and reliable "sunflower route."
At 7 o'clock in the evening our train roll'
ed up to fhe depot and we took passage in
bran splinter new coach tor r reeport, me
future metropolis of Harper county, which,
although not quite so large a Wichita, la
destined to become a dty of uo little Im
portance Freeport Leader.
Twenty-nine lawyers of Wichita have
their professional cards in the daily Eaolx.
The professional man or business man ot
'Wichita whose name does not appear in the
columns of the Eaolx, does not cut much of
a "swath." The leading spirit of this city
and tho Eaolx are a kind of a mutural ad
miration society, and stand by each other to
the death. The Eaou stays awake six
night out of every week in tho interest of
the men who stand by it.
Fort Scott Monitor : In the vain hope
of defeating tho building of the Dakota road
from this city to Topeka and one to the
northwest, Kansas City merchant have
raised a fund of $1300 to survey a road
from there to Dakota. They will find that
it takes more money than this to build a
railroad, and their scheme will not work.
Fort Scott will get her road and Kansas City
will not get hen. Kansas City never did
build a railroad, and judging from tbe way
her merchants failed to raise $50,000 for the
Paota road, she never wilL
STONE CALF DEAD.
The Old Red Devil Turned Into a
Special Dispatch to the Dally Kagl .
CAXTOXux-rr, I. T., Nov. 12. Word tu
to-day received announcing the death of a
noted Cheyenne Indian chief, Stone Calf.
He died to-day of spinal meningitis, at his
camp near this place, and hi taking off is
pronounced a good riddance. The sub
ject of this dispatch, which I send via Dodge
City, U widely known as having been an in
fluential man among tbe tribe of which he
was a leading chieC In the Cheyenne ex
citement hut spring Stone Calf was a leader
of the turbulent dement. For many years
he lived in remote parts of the reservation
against the will of tbe agent, and prior to
the recent expulsion of the cattlemen hold
ing grass leases upon the western part of the
reservation, fattened upon beef from their
herds. Living upon the cattle trail with hi
large band of braves, in many Instance he
took at many choice beeves and horses as lie
chose from passing herds, and tho owner of
herd were often held up and their money
demanded by members of his band. This
same Stone Calf took an active past in the
Cheyenne outbreak of 1874, and he is the
red Individual who took into captivity two
Innocent white girls, Germain by name,
from their homes in western Kansas. Tho
Indians maisacreing the family ,the two ladies
were taken prisoners, who with the bucks
lived tho muerablo life of a heathen during
tbe entire winter of 1874. In the spring of
1876 tho prisoners wero delivered to the au
thorities at the Cheyenno agency. Congress
appropriated an amount of money for their
support, Many more crime might bo cited
against chief Stone C-Jf, hut now that bo is
"a good Indian," we refrain.
Execution of Rlel.
Reoum, N. W. T-, Nov. 16. Louis Da
vid Riel was executed on tho scaffold at the
barrack of the mounted police forco near
this city, for high treason against tbe queen
of Great Britain, at 8.30 o'clock this morn
ing. Riel has been confined in the guard room
of the Canadian mounted polico barracks,
whose headquarters post Is located on the
open prairie, three mile west of here, ever
sinco the commencement of hi trial In July,
and his trial and sentence occurred at this
city, which is the capital of a vast territory,
stretching north a far as Alaska, west to
British Columbia, and is known as the
Northwest Territory. The territorial coun
cil meet here and it is likowite tbe official
residence of tbe resident lieutenant-governor
and other high appointive officials. The
leader of the Metis or half-breed in their
two revolt against the authorities of tho
Canadian government ha been kept under
closest surveillance by a
road or mouxtid roucx,
stationed here, ever sinco the denial of tbe
imperial council of Great Britain to grant
an appeal on behalf of Riel to overturn the
verdict rendered against him. The cspoin
age has been more strict than ever, both to
guard against the escape of their state pris
oner and to prevent any attempt at rescue
which might bo mado by his countrymen in
Canada or ovor tho American border. Nio
ty men wero detailed for this duty and
Thursday night the number was Increased.
Videttcs occupying positions a mile from
the barracks and doubled the camp proper.
Tbe prison of Riel is a long, wooden struc
ture, one story high, with a largo slanting
roof, and small windows under the eaves,
grated with iron. The two reliefs of guards
occupy rooms in a front portion of tho
building. While six sentinels paraded up
and down outside the structure, another sen
tinel naced in front of the coll of the con
fined half-breed. Tbe precautions cxtcnled
so far that tbe officer of tbe guard was com
pelled to visit and certify tbat be visited his
prisoner each quarter of an hour.
2GCVXR was a raisoxxR
so zealously guarded; and possibly never
waa a captive, during tbe full period of his
imprisonment, less in need of a watchman,
In Lis outward deportment. Whatever h;s
private character may have been in the field,
as a martial leader of his countrymen, in
prison he has fallen little short of a religious
crank, and his time has been devoted assid
uously to prayer. Even when given hi
constitutional liberty on the open ground
adjoining the guard room for an hour each
day, he has paced back and forth with his
hands clasped together in front of hU head,
bowed with prayer issuing from bis lips,
voiced in either tho French or Indian
tongues. Soon after his capture by the Can
adian troops he professed to throw off his
allegiance to thn pope and church, and took
the guise of a prophet, claiming to see
visions, and foretelling events. Latterly, as
SXIMIDMORE SCBKLT 3EALXD,
he has sought comfort again of his original
faith, and bis constant and only companion
for the put two weeks has been his priest,
who came here from SLAlbert, close to the
scene ot the recent rebellion. The church
man's visits were twice daily, and in his ab
sence Reil was frequently kneeling in pray
er, tho remainder of hi time being spent in
working out predictions of tbe future, and
in defense of his conduct in leading the half
breeds twice to war. The papers have been
entrusted to the priest, and will doubtless bo
produced sometime in tbe future, although
the priest refuse to show them now. No
one, no matter what credentials, was per
mitted to pass through the guard room tp
see the prisoner In his cell, and the immedi
ate friend of the condemned even did not
see him, though no restrictions were placed
upon them. He received, a few days ago,
a letter from hi aged mother, which affect
ed him visibly, hut at no other tlme during
tbe confinement did he show any sign of
that weakness which was imputed to him
after the capture by the Canadian govern
ment. Such strict pnracy of the prisoner
was broken down forthe first timeyesterday,
v.hen a representative of the associated press
visited him in company with the high sheriff
and commandant of the mounted police.
This waa on the occasion of a formal an
nouncement tbat his
DEAT1I WABRAlrr HAD A&JUYZD.
The colloquy which ensued was embraced
in last night s dispatches. Tho charm of
tne rebel manner ws undeniable, in
beard was dark brown, neatly trimmed, and
his hair was brushed back from his forehead,
with a tendency to curl, in contrast to the
straight hair of his Indian progenitors;
his nose was slightly Roman and
hi skin dark, but not swarthy.
Looking at him and witnessing his manner
it was easy to discern the influence he had
with his people. His address was that of a
skilled courtier and his college training had
never deserted him. Tbe perfection and
grace of his speech was all the more remark
able in contrast to that of his followers,
while it has been charged that he ha show
ed a lack of spirit on the battle field or in
the presence of danger, no one would havo
urged it against him in witnessing the non
challence of hi bearing and his suavity of
speech in acknowledging the weight of hi
doom. The stoicism lent by the strain in
his blood It would be conceded stood bim
well as ho made his final plea that he was
urged on in hi career by the motive of a
patriot. "I have onlv this," striking his
breast, "to leave, and this I tendered to my
country fifteen, yea. ago, and am willing to
give it now." Beyond the prelate, who vis
ited him, it was the fate of Kiel that there
were none of hi former companions, either
political or personal, that found their way
to his cell, and beyond the mere announce
ment of result of the various stages of his
trial, he had no knowledge of passing events
or of the criticisms passed upon his career.
ms coxcxtrpcia hocks
were passed in the sole company of his spir
itual adviser, who remanded masp for him
during the early portion of the night, Riel
then laid down and went to sleep, awaking
again at an early hour and again resumed
The same extraordinary precaution
against the possible escape of Riel or Intru
sion into the barrack of unauthorized per
sona was observed again this morning, ito
one was permitted to enter the guard room
until &12 a. m. The scene presented then
was that of Riel on the scaffold, with Pere
Andre and Father Mc Williams with hint
celebrating mass. Rid was on his bended
knees, wearing a loose woolen turtout, grey
trousers and woolen shirt. On hi feet were
raocaains the only- feature of hi dress that
partook of the Indian that was in him. He
received notice to proceed to the scaffold In
the same composed manner shown the pro
ceeding night. On receiving the warning of
hi fate hi face wa full of color and he ap
peared to have complete self-possession, re
sponding to the service in a calm tone. The
prisoner dedded only a moment before start
ing for the scaffold, not to make a speech.
This was owing to the earnest solidtation of
both of the priests attending him. He dis
played an inclination to make an ad
dress at the last moment bet
Pere Andre reminded him of hi prom
ise, and he then arose and walked toward the
execution-, repeating his prayers to tbe
last moment, the last word escaping him
being "Merd Jus."
Nioht RxroKT. The scaffold had been
erected within a contracted enclosure imme
diately in the rear of the guard house, and
tbe only view of it was through a window
immediately under a rafter. The last sacra
ment waa taken by the condemned man
wlthm the guard house proper and near tbo
opening which led to the scaffold. He re
sponded to the Latin prayers with a full and
dear voice while on his beaded knees.
When the moment came for him rise to have
his arms and hand piaoned, ho kept
looking up slowly repeating hi
prayer. lie then walked through
th.- contracted opening and down the narrow
standing with his face turned away from
the few civilian and soldiers who stood
about the opening. When he wae about to
take hi place on the trap, the deputy sher
iff asked him if he had anything to say. Ue
turned to his confisetorPere Andre, and en
quired, "aiULL 1 SOT SAT A VT WOUr
"No," replied the priest, hi French,
"make this your last sacriace sad yon will
be rewarded." EeU turned and remarked
In English, "I have nothlnr moro to say."
There was some delay ia cfjutig the noose
but Reil did not remark upon it and
a the white cap covered him
he was distinctly repeating
his prayer. During tbe night Pere Andre
urged upon Riel not to attempt an vddresa
upon, the scaHbld and suggested tbat a re-
irieve might still be on its war, but this
deaRidstrenuoosly repelled. Be said he
knew hi hour had come aad that he was
not only pre-sar-d, but tbat he would not
have it aay other way, as nothing but the
alternation, of prison for life awaite-1 him
and to him death was preferable to that,
Daring the night be add-essed a letter to hi
mother and to hi titter, which touched
upon the aflection be bore them. Ho
added a codicil, to hi will,
specifying that he desired hi body to be
laid by the side of hk father at St, Boniface
csmetery.at Wla-jpeg. which reoaett-wfll
be carried oat.