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M. M. MUKDOCK &BIJOTHER.
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Money Always on Hand.
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FlinU. UBW IB Vuiru(iir. wivw. -
W. A. Dntton,
Attorne y-at-Law : room 8. second floor CtUxeni
lunt. tvirhlta. Kin. Swelal attention to ap-
bUeallone Tor tiatents . pensions and other
lalrat before tn frovernmmt dtpartmrnU
Jno. 0. Davis,
Attorney at taw. OSce Dagner Block, luln
J. C. MlltOR,
AitornfT st law and ncnilon attorney. Offlc
ver Itoulte furniture ttor. Eagle Block,
HAltlUS. JIA1UI1S 4 VKBMILUON
ArioietKre at Law, iVlehlu. Kansas. Offlct
..ttidt.nll.1lnvnviifilMlhrthfU. S. Lnd OffiC
Ia.hui nt-irotUtoil on improved land In dg-
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DALE 4 DALE,
Attukxct at Liw.WlchlU.Kanaaa.
o. M Doajrlaa Avenue.
I). A. MITCHELL,
ATTOCNaT-AT-LAW, Wichita, Kansas. Office
nrrllcrriniton'a bookstore. 19-3J-
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ATTOrjfXT at Law, Wichita. Kansas. 31-
Mrs. Dr. J. T. Sexton,
The great magnetic healer, noted for her fame
and inccets in enrinfr all diseases that the hu
man family la anbject to la located at ho. (30
north Manet street, -where all mfferlng with
any !laeaae may receive the benefit of her won
dtrfnl healing power. Chargei reasonable.
TEIXUT S DUMOXT,
ArchltrcU and Soperintecdenta
Itori' block, Wichita. Kansas.
Waco Il0KE-Tintx AfaociATiof.-Meets
quarterly on Satordaya at Cartwright echool
fcoase , H S. Miluh, l"reldent.
L. n. Dras. becretary. 1-13
CIO!t T0W5imrSICTCAI.Fll0TICTITX SOCI
trr. Meet! the laatSatnrttarln each menth at
Al. C IHmja, Aeiiueni
8. j. IvOCDEWLAUMa. ta'j.
rrlrate Detectlre and profeaalonal ttock
hunter: itrayed andatolen atocka apeelalty.
1 am conneeteA wlthsrofeuSon'UiBHi In tjxt
towr'in aonth-wpat Saniaa. TLe patroca of
th pntUc reewjctmily solicited. On.ce, Val
ley Centre. Eanaaa. dllwl-lnr
Contractor. Carpenter and Joiner.
III do ll kind, or Carpenter and Joiner
r on abort notice. bUlr.. SUir Kaillnza,
.Ioor. Dhnda, Dor nil Window Frame
aid F ie.se.
CJ- -hop, 138 Main surrt; ItcaMenr on
Uvrar Aenne near Onrtl t roet-oflice
bo rT -tr
1 CK. ICE. ICfc.
WICHITA ICE CO.
WICHITA ICE CO.
W E ITEIt .t HO T F
O II W EITEB & HO P F.
I'UKK CLEAK CLEAN ICE.
fUltE CLEAlt CLEAN ICE.
KIMMERLY & ADAMS,
HCKUilZKTS AND T01IBST0NES
v And Dealer In
Lime, Piaster", Cement and Buildim
BUTLER & FISHER,
TINWAES, STOVES, SHELF
EAEDWASE, GUNB, PISTOLS,
We liaeafull line of Terrr'a Sclakora
and Shear, and request all our cuatomere
to call and examine them. They are aold
to . under a "Warranty Unlimited," and
no cheerfully recommend them to our
trade. Terry's Scleeora and Sbeara are all
full NUael plated and crocui finlth, will
neither run nor corrode. Please call for
one of our Mischief carda and buy a pair
of Shear with a "Warranty Unlimited."
i io DOUGLAS AVE UE,
WICHITA. - KANSAS.
TUF. CHEAPEST PLACE
In the city to bn
Allen's Drug Store I
Where will alao be found a
Large Stock of
.AIMS, OILS, WHITE LEAD,
MIXED FAINT, VARNISHES,
WINDOW GLASS, i'UTTT, ETC.
We alto keep on hand a
Large Stock of
TOILET ARTICLES, PEBFCKBY
TRUSSES, Etc., Etc.
We alao recel e direct from the inannfactnrera
Popular anit Jiehalle
Ton will therefore jet no connteKelta or 1ml
tatlona In buying from na.
To our many f rlenda who hate favored ua 1th
their patronage tor the but thirteen yeara we
tender onr alncere thanka, and to thoee with
whom It naa not been our food fortune to deal,
we would aay that by glrtnt naa trial we will
guarantee good Jtooda and. perfect utlataaUon.
WOULD LIKE TO KNOW
Does George Martin, cx-Mato print
er aud editor of the Junction City
Union. exchange with tlie Iercu worth
Tirnpa and the Kansas Chlvl; aud, if
so, does ho read them, nud how docs
ho feel? Not to put too fiuo a point on
it, what docs George think of things
generally, aud of prohibition iu Kan
sas in particular? Ain't matters a lit
tle out of "joint" including the saloon
interests, and must tbo "joint" go
also? George, what say you? Speak
up! Al. Grifllu writes us an awful
letter, Inclosing a circular. Ho failed
to authorize us to publish cither the
one or the other, although he warned
us against any unnrcebsary profanity.
We read his letter but have postpon
ed reading the circular till after double
church-services to-day. Finally, dear
George, doeu't it look as though we
would have to tail-In on Krohu, Grif
fin and Campbell, after fall, and tail in
on the tall at that? We atisiotiMv
await your red-headed cuiiclu'ious ou
the whole matter, but bo careful, we
beseech you.to avoid your well-known
tendencies to choleric
THE NEW APPORTIONMENT.
Sedgwick couuty under tbo new ap
portionment will be entitled (o a sen
ator anil three representatives nt the
very lowest calculation. Tliirty-oue
thousand aud a tarction will be the
basis of population to each senator.
Sedgwick will have seven thousand
excess. One hundred and tweniy-flve
representatives divided among 1,CC8.-
432 pcoplo would make averago dis
tricts of about ten thousand. This
would give Sedgwick close on to four
representatives. Sedgwick ought to
have cither two senators ami llinis
representatives or oue bcnnt-ir :unl
four representativef. The proper
figuring will 6ecuro one or tlio other
Scott City, Kau., Nov. 17, 'US.
To the Editor of the Eagle.
The equipment for the overland
6tage and mail route from Garden
City to Wa-Kecney, fitted out in
Wichita by your enterprising ciiircii,
Mr. Harry Hill, the departure of
which was observed iu jour issue of
the 8th instant, rolled inlu Garden
City last Friday. Immediately on
the arrival of the proprietor by rail
this morning, his able foreman, Mr.
I.. Martin, took the four ribbons aud,
the first run to Scott City was made,
with a full load, in the short time ot
five hours, making one change, aud
reaching Scott City lor dinner. With
characteristic promptness Mr. Hill
selected tho location for his stables in
Scott City and made arrangements
for two change stations between this
place and Garden City, aud started
the surveyors and well-boring men
with their app iratus to find the places.
Mr. Martin returned to Garden
City with the singe, being the
first instance of a. round trip
iu oue day. Mr. Hull has made five
hours the regular time on his line,
while all other hacks consume au en
tire day for the trip. Ho has saved
the traveling public one-naif day on
this end of his lino and brings Scott
City that much nearer the world.
Mr. Hill was very much surprised
to observe tho rapid growth of Scott
City since his last. visit, thirtj days;
InstChd of four or fivo buildings
standing out conspicuously against the
horizon as then, our town now shows
up in tlie distance a compact little vil
lage of lorty to fifty building, some of
them two stories high. New frames
are risiug every day and the racket of
hammers aud hand-saws is quite an
noying to a nervous individual. The
city well has a powerful force pump
and a wind mill is ordered.
HAZELTON. BARBER CO.
"ov. 20, 1835.
To the Editor of the Eagle.
The columns of the Eaoli: have not
been made acquainted with the pros
perity of our city as much as wo
would like to see. But if wo remain
silent it is not because there is no
news; the fact i, everybody is too
bU6y to take notice of what is going
on around them. We will not take
time to speak of the private improve
ments, which havobecu going forward
rapidly, but only those pertainiug to
the public welfare. The European ho
tel has been vacated by the former
landlord, Savers, and is now undergo
ing a complete system of renovation.
When it is fiuithrd it will bo furnished
and provided with a cood a land
lord as any guest could desire to find
in a hotel. Chas. Vandcrholt is his
name, and the man he can't entertain
is s-imply uucntcrtainable. Mr. Van
derholt is a young man and is as jolly
as he is full of business. When iu
Ha7eltou, slop at the Peck house
aud you will have no cause to com
plain os the accommodations
The new flouring mill Is well under
headway, aud is to he completed iu
December. It will be started at a
daily capacity of sevcniy-flve barrels
we understand, and ie now ready to
buy all the grain that anybody has to
The canning factory will begin at
once to prepare for next summer's
Mr. Fisher contemplates building a
fine mansion In the spring, and will
build a number of business blocks as
nun as it is possible to do so.
S. E. Pool will build a flue business
block iu the spring, and a number of
others arc being talked of, and most
certainly will be boomed along wheu
work commences in the spring, aud
everybody sees that Hazelton is not
dead, but determined to build up here
a city such as this beautiful surround
lug country will support and two
great railroads ancourage to build up.
Every day the Ft. fccott road wails at
Anthony Wichita is loeiug thousands
of dollars in trade from Hazelton.
Hazelton is waiting for the railroad
before beginning to deal with Wichita,
and tbc faster and farther the lines of,
railroad converging from Wichita
reach out their arms, tbo faster aud
farther Wichita herself will grow aud
spread out her influence aud trade.
It is no easy task to write a letter
and give new6 from a local point
which will be interesting to the mass
of the Eagle's readers. Nobody
cares who comes to your country or
mine unless he be a public man, or en
gaged in some public enterprise.
News that is merely of local impor
tance,unless it occurs the place where
the paper is published, it seems to us,
is out of place iu a daily which circu
lates over a large area and is read by
a large number of people who arp
thus widely separated. I, therefore,
cerolr endeavor to give tho substance
ot tne news, and not the names of
people nnleas he be of a public charac
ter. Although stock raisers and
farmers, capitalist and business men
have located here and invested in
farms, ranches iud business of various
branches, and au excursion of nearly
fitly Iaudscekcrs came here, uearly all
of whom invested and located, wo
merely cive the fact as news, and as
their names would perhaps not bo of
any special interest to people over
Kansas at largo, wc withhold them.
It may seem from what we have
said that Hazelton is alive to two
thinss, and thoso things are first, mat
tho Almighty placed here the best land
in Barber county, and tho best loca
tion for a city. Tho second is, that
tho pcoplo have tho will, energy and
capital to build that city, which, in
five years, will bo the largest tily iu
the county. They recognize what op
portunities the Almighty hat given
them, and they are going to improve
November 21st, 188.r).
To the Editor or the Eagle.
Tho I. O. O. F.'s have a supper to
night. The oulv Possible fault to bo found
with this weather is its a lit tie too
The corn market has been booming
in Goddard this week. Com has
teen brought here from beyond Clear
Those wishiug to cultivate the ac
quaintance of newly arrived oung
ladies should call at Miles Ilcesrs, iu
the city, or Charley Wolfs, south of
town. Both of theso young ladies
will be "sweet sixteen" in A. I). 1901.
Mr. and Mrs. Haldcrman are alo hap
py, but theirs is a boy.
This is I he best grain market in tho
county, better prices being realized
here than at any other point.
Itoger Williams has liei-n a resident
of Goddard all his life. That is about
Ed. Hughes lett here this week in
debt to his landlord, hut when the
constable followed him ho plaukt d
down the filthy luctc.
K. J. 1'yle aud family left for Garden
City this week, and Win. Coleman and
family will follow them In a day or
two. These are two of our best fam
ilies and we regret to lose them. Our
lofs is Garden Citj's gain.
There will be a ThanktgiwDg sup
per at the opera house Thiir-dty cve
ing. Our Baptist friends will hold au
oyster supper soou.
Hev. E. W. Beach is holding a series
of meetings at Jamesburg, which aro
proving very interesting.
Tho Attica Literary society is at
tracting considerable attention.
Mr. Black has opened a shop in
Ivnotllock's building, for repairing
watches, clocks, jewelry, etc. He
seems to be a gentiemiu and a good
Our artist has been unusually busy
It is reported that James Baker, a
former resident of Goddard, is dead.
Wo would be glad Io hear that the
rumor is false.
Messrs. Allen, Brokaw and Hodge
went to Cheney, Thursday night, to a
A. I.. Lyman, lias rented the opera
house to Al Sutherland.
Somo of tho Goddarditcs want to
attend tlo lecture at the new .hub
Monday evening, but if we don't get
there we want the Eaole to say to
Mr. Perkins, that if we can't laugh at
his lecture, we will cry at his funeral.
C. B. Beesou has opened a tin store
at his old hardware stand.
The city treasury is out of funds
and is likely to be "so, as the council
refused to levy any property tar. AH
the expenses must be met by money
raised by fines and occupation or
license tax. It is manifestly very un
just to make all the burdens to be
borne by tne city's muustrics.
Mr. Fox and Miss Vi.n Horn arc
teaching a good school, and giving, we
believe, uuivcrsal satisfaction.
FLANKED BY COULD.
Special Dlepatch to the Globe-Democrat.
Topeka, Kas.,Nov. 18. Senator P.
B. Plumb and Ex-Governor Thomas
A. Oeborn have returned from a bus
iness trip to Chicago, where they hare
been considting prominent railway
men in reference to Kansas. Mr. P D.
Armour, representing the Chicago,
Milwaukee anu St. Paul, said that line
would build to the Missouri river
within a year, touching St. Joseph,
Atchison, Leavenworth and Kansas
City, and would without doubt be ex
tended to Topcka. He said the road
wanted no subsidies, but would como
into Kansas as a matter of business.
Mr. Hewitt, of the Chicago and
Northwestern, stated that his
road would be forced into
Kansas soon, as a matter of protection
to its interests. Mr. Ii. It. Grable,
of the Chicago, Hock Islaud aud Pa
cific, expressed great interest iu Kan
sas, aud while he made no promises,
he seemed very favorably impressed
with tho idea of leading into the state
by way of Topeka. Mr. Porter of the
Chicago. Burlington aud Quincy, said
his company had made several surveys
into Kansas, and was giving the ex
tension question due consideration.
His judgment was that the Burlington
and Missouri river branch might, with
advantage, be extended from White
Cloud to itulo, through Hiawatha to
Topeka. Messrs. Plumb and Osborn
arc supplying these roads with statis
tics of Kansas business, and, from in
formation they aro not at liberty to
make public, they arc convinced that
at least two of the roads named will be
built into Kansas within a year, and
eventually all of them will reach here.
Kansas Is cousldcrcd one of the best
lumber markets in the union There
will soou be eight eastern lines con
centrated at Kansas City.and all fight
ing for the traffic originating iu Kan
sas and carried there by two Kansas
roads. Gould has already anticipated
the situation by going around Kansas
Citv, buildiug into the interior of
Kansas and takiuir the greater portion
of the trade. Tho cflcct of this move
on the part of Gould will Le to drive
other lines into the state, securing in
creased facilities for shipping and au
important reduction in freight rates.
There seems to be au exodus to
Kansas from the southern pari of In
diana. Within the past mouth twen
ty families have left Floyd eounty.
Monday, fifteen Germans from Rom
any, Harrison county, left ou the Air
Line for Greenville, Kansas. A cor
respondent inquired of a number go
ing, why they selected Greenville. The
uuivcrssl responser "Well we have
boys growing up who are falling into
bad habits under the saloon tempta
tion iu the cities and towns, and we
are going to Kansas, where they will
be relieved of the temptation. Col
umbus, (Ohio), Gazette.
Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 24th, 1885.
The Troy Chief, In declaring its res
olution to indulge in no more mon
keying, tells a great deal of truth
about the Democratic part v, its nature
and habits. Tho Chief is perfectly
safe in predicting that some day the
Democratic party will make a hobby
of prohibition, but it will do so about
four years after prohibition has been
made a success in spite of Democratic
opposition, llio Democratic party
was a pro-slavery party until slavery
was dead and rotten in its gtnvc, aud
it will be a pro-whisky party until
the last distillery has ceased to make
even a smell under ground, and then
it will declare, in favor of prohibition.
WICHITA, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27. L885.
Plumb and Potors' Vlalt That Pros
Although it was not definitely
known more than two days previous
that Senator Plumb and Congressman
S. U. Peters would arrive here on
Monday evening, still a rcepeclablo
sized crowd gathered to greet them at
tho Sherlock hall. Previous to going
to the hall the distinguished gentlemen
had been employed for an nour or
two iu shaking hands with their ad
mirers and constituents at the Grand.
After being introduced to the audi
cuco Senator Plumb addressed them
for nearly an hour iu relation to tho
development and matters of general
interest to the great southwest. The
senator said when he located at Em
poria somo twenty-five years ago, lie
was told that ho had got too far west,
hut he had seen the lido of emigration
roll on past that city. He had seen
each section of the state suffer its reg
ular period ot depression and poverty
aud enjoy subsequent devel ipmuiit
and pcnifniimit prosper ly.
Tho seualor is n Kansh? man in nil
that tho term implies, deeply in iu
with the state of his adoption and
thorousfhtv imbued Willi the belief in
her clorioiis destiny.
Spcakiug of tho Oklahoma cuiiutry
and that portion of the territory
known as "No Man's Land," the seini-
tor gav! it as his opiuiou that the
former would not bo opened for ei tlc
meut during the coining winter, but
would, in all probability, bo onciied
during tho winter following. lie ex
plained that the country known as
"No Man's tauiPhadnlii-iiily been sur
veyed into townships and is govern
ment laud, tie thought it would prob
ably be 6cctiouizcd at an early date
and be subject to homestead entry.
He further staled that no one was
prohibited from scttliug there how,
but of course they would not be able
to mako homestead entries until (he
laud was formally opened for settle
ment. Senator Plumb is a pleasau', ready
speaker, who impresses his audience
with the idea that he understands
what. ho is talking about. In manner
he is the same plain, cvory-d.iy-sort ol
man that he was, we presume, when
he u-ed to be n country editor ant)
took ill vegetables and stove wnotl on
Tho eeuator was followed by Judge
Peters in his uual pleasant and popu
lar style. We speak of him as Judge
Peters he auso everybody here thinks
ol him as judge rather than member of
congress. He related a number of in
teresting reminiscences of his early ex
perience in Medicine Lodge: ins lirst
ride from Hutchinson with Bill Homo
as pilot of the vehicle: his experience
in dealing with the first horse thief
ever convicted in this co'iuty, whom
some of the citizens wanted to hang
by way of pastime; how ho found
it necessary to order jurymen nntl
witnesses at the first sc-sion of
court to take off their revolvers
aud other weapons while seated
iu the temple of justice; how he might
have purchased the most desirable
property in the city for a dollar, but
wouldn't have taken the whole town
for fifty cents, and how, since ho had
sccu the giowth aud development of
the city ho longed for somo vigorous
person who would take him to some
secluded spot aud kick him a few
rounds lor not having invested, lue
judge said he had brought Senator
numb around lor me purpose oi
showing him the wondrous develop
ment of this western and southwest
ern country, but was himself astonish
ed at the marvelous growth of the
western and southwestern counties.
Both Senator Plumb and Represen
tative Peters spoke in terms of praise
of our little city and its future pros
pects. The senator predicted that the
population would be doubled within
less than a vear. jicoicine i.ouge
A. A. A. R. R.
Twenty-Five Cents Paid Up. Wich
ita to be Connected by a Bend
In the Road.
An assessment was made on the
stockholders of tho A. A. A. railroad
company the other day for $2.90 to
pay for tho survey stakes. Stevens
anil Lindsay told them to come around
early iu the spring and they would
put up. Tom. Bodkin paid in a quar
ter, and old sot stood incm ou inuenn-
itcly. Notwithstanding these difficul
ties, the deafening wnistlesoi a tuous-
and locomotives running over the
road will shlrer the icebergs of the
north into a billion splinters, and turn
the Eorghum in the old mill into cider
vinegar before the birthday of George
Washington arrives once more. A lie
pass over the entire line was issued to
the Attica Advocate yesterday, sub
ject however to cancellation.
.uarsu jmruoch uas riii cii iiiu iii
rcctors for a bend in the road large
enough to reach tho mouth of the
Wichita sewers, wncro me nsning is
good, and stating further that tbc
road, neing a inrougu lino to tne sum
mer resorts in the neighborhood of
the uorth pole, would supply the miss
ing link in the great chain of roads de
sired by tho great mart of Sedgwick
counto, as it would open up an mdus-
trv that the thousands ot idle men in
Wichita could work at in Alaska dur
ing the winters, drying and smoking
ice for summer use iu Wichita, as ice
was the only thing that ne"er becamo
fly-blown in that city in the summer
The directors will rply favorably to
the letter iu a few days; then look out
for some spread eaglo head lines, such
as. "Wichita to be connected with the
north pole at last and wili hereafter
bo the great ice distributing point ior
the whole world and tho Weed Patch.
Turn tho hogs loose and get out the
baud, for salvation is at hand." Har
TALKING TO WICHITA.
Yesterday evening tho telcphpue
lino from Wichita to this city was com
pleted, and through the kindness of
Manager Cbipcbase the Press office
was connected witn tne wicnua jvaole
office and wc had quite a long chat
with "Old Man" MtirdocK," oi tne
Eaole. The hue passes through
Derby, Mulvanc, Beilo Plaiuo auJ
Ciccra, and will be extended from
ve to Oxford aud Wiufield. From
ere the lino already extends to Geu
A Springs and Arkaus'P City. This
will make a complete circuit witn an
these leading points. Time science is
rapidly introducing new methods niai
work complete chauge in the way of
conducting all the affairs of men, aud
the idea expressed that through the
means of electricity wo will oue day
be able to sec each others faces at
great distances seems now no more
improbable than tho idea of talking to
each other at distances of fifty and
even hundreds of miles apart did a
few years ago.
ilie new lines connecting lue points
named will be of great convenience to
the residents thereof, and the people,
as well as the telephone company, arc
to bo congratulated. We may remark
that Manning Chipchase feels'as big as
a boy with his first pair of boots. He
undertook tlie extension ol tlie lines
connecting tlie points named, some
months ago, and has pustied tlie work
through with great energy, until to
day all thai is left is the gap from here
to Wintieid, and mat will do closed in
a few davs. The system now includes
Wellington, Caldwell, South Haven,
Huunewell, Belle Plaiue, Mulvauc,
Wichita, Oxford, Wiufield, Arkansas
City aud Geuda Springs. Now for
Harper. Wellington Press.
Sol. Miller U tba last man in the dale of
Kansas whom we would have ever dreamed
of weakening of going over to prohibi
tion. But he has done it, and here'i how
he did it: .
We have about made up our mind that if
proniDiuon u to remain a meu ici in it.au
au. we would ratber have it under ltepub
lican rule, than to uie it for the purpoae of
breaking up the party and placing tne Dem
ocracy m power, ana let them um it for a
bobbv. Therefore, ai we said before, when
the question of prohibition cornea up to be
Voted upon, we shall vote agalnat it: but
when candidates for office are to be voted
for, we (tall goto thewhole hog Republican
ticket, rerardiets ot iu autus on nronibiuon.
If the party is to be divided for the take of
electing Democrat to office, others may
take the rapentibfiity of dividing iL
DOWN AT KIOWA.
Senator P. B. Plumb and t Judge
Peters, member of congrcssfrora this
congressional district, arrived In New
Kiowa on Tuesday evening from an
extended overland trip through
Mead, Clark, Comanche and other
western counties, where they had
been looking after tho interests of
their constituents. Au impromptu
mcctinc? was arranged for.nnd Senator
Plumb snoko for an hour and a half
iu his straight-forward, forcible style,
depictiug iu glowing terms the mag
ical growth and development of:Kan
sns since he first settled in the state
thirty years ago. The wholo sfato of
Kans'as, Without regard to political
creed, has an honest, zealous aud
faithful public servant iu Senator
Plumb. He was followed by Judge
Peters iu a half hour's speech which
was very entcrtainiug aud well receiv
ed, inasmuch as ho treated of questions
in which the pcoplo of this Kcctiou of
southern lvansus arc directly interest
ed. The heart v cheers given each of
tlie disiluvtiishcd speaker at the close
of their spo'clies, gave ample proof
that their remarks were fully endorsed
and appreciated by the large and at
tentive audience present. Senator
Plumb and Judgo Peters were em
phatic iu tho assertion that in
no section of Kansas had they seen
better soil or crops, nor a handsomrx
country to look at, and tltat wliihT
Kansas was noted for the rapid
growth of new towns all over the
stale, they were not prepared to sco
every other town eclipsed by the mar
velous and magical growth of New
Kiowa They could, with nil their
knowledge ot rapid Kansas develop
ment, hardly realize the fact that a
town but a littlo over ten months old,
with uearly fifteen hundred inhabi
tants and magnificent brick blocks,
could 8iriug up. But seeing this with
their nwu eyes they would not now
bcsttrpri'ed Iosco our population in
crease to five thousand in two years.
A RINGING LETTER.
Senator Ingalls on the Question
an Honest Vote.
In reply to a note addressed to Senator
Ingalls a few days aco, regarding tho im
portance of having an iron-clad election
law which would give us an honest vote
and a fair count, the senator writes as fol
lows: Tho will of tho majority honestly express
ed and justly ascertained at the polls, is the
foundation of tho republic This is the
basis, tho underpinning on which tho wholo
structure ot onr system of popular, repre
sentative govcrnmeut rests. This alone
distinguishes it from monarchy, aristocracy,
oligarchy. Without this it becomes the
rule of the minority, which is the most
odious tyranny. The compact is brobken
and the consent of tho governed no longer
If tho great questions concerning the
currency, the tariff, tho civil service, foreign
intercourse, the maintenance of armies and
navies, tbo control of corporations, tho pro
tection of labor, the collection and dis
bursement of revenues, questions affecting
the propertv and happiness of every citizen
are to be determined b v the votes of men in
congress placed there by fraud and suppres
sion, or by the vetoes o"f presidents placed
In the w hite house by knavery and violence,
tnen sooner or later discontent will open in
to resentment, and a new volume in our his
tory will bo opened.
The greatest menance to free institution!
comes from corrupted suffrage, and exisU
not only alone in the South, but in tho
North also, especially in all large towns and
cities. All parties are guilty of improper
methods and unjust appeals. I doubt if
there has been an absolute fair, unbiassed,
impartial presidential election in this
cuntry. Nobody can tell within ono mil
lion votes what the political majority in the
United States actually was in 1884. The
ovil is growing, and tho worst feature of the
situation is that public opinion is indifferent,
or insensible to tho dancer.
There are volumes of statutes, state and
national, to punish offenders against suffrage,
bnt it may be said that as in war, so in
elections, laws are silent. I do not see how
legislation can do more. The remedy lies
in the national conscience and the activity of
the moral energies of society. El Dorado
THE BOTTOM DRAWER.
I saw mv wife null out tho bottom drawer
of tho old family bureau this evening, and I
went Boftlv out and wandered ud and down
until I knew tho had gone to her sewing.
Wo bave some tnings laid away in mat
drawer which the cold of kings could not
buv, and jet they are relics which grieves
us botb until botn our Hearts are sore. 1
haven't looked at them for a year, but I re
member each article.. There are two worn
shoes, a littlo chip hat with part of the rim
gone, some stockings, trousers and a coat,
two or tnreo spools, Dits oi Dronen crocKery,
a whip, and several toys. "Wife, poor thine.
goes to the drawer every day of her life and
prays over it, and lets ner tears lail upon tne
precious articles, but I dare not go.
Sometimes we speak of littlo Jack, but
not often. It has been a long time, but
somehow we can't est over grieving. He
was a burst'of sunshine into our lives, and
his going away has been like covering our
very existence with a pall. Sometimes when
we sit alone of evenings, I writing and she
sewing, a little child on the street will oil
out as our child used to, and we will both
start up with heating hearts and a wild hope
only to find the darkness more of a burden
than ever. It iveo still and so quiet now.
I look up at the window where his blue eyes
used to sparkle at my coming, but he is not
there. I listen for his pattering feet, his
merry shout and his ringing laugh, but
there is no scund. There is no ono to climb
over my knees, no one to search my pock
ets and tease for presents, and I never find
tho ohairs turned over, tho broom down, or
the ropes tied to tho knobs.
I want somo ono to tease mo for my knife,
to ride on my shoulders, to loso my ax, to
follow me to tho gate when I go, to be there
when I come, to call "good night" from the
little bed now empty. And wife, she misses
him still more. There are no littlo feet to
wash, no prayers to say, no voice teasing for
lumps of sugar, or sobbing with pain of a
hurt toe; and sho would give her own life
almost to awako at midnight and look across
to the crib and see our boy as he used to be.
So we preserve our relics, and when we are
dead we hope, that strangers will handle
them tendeily, even if they sbed no tears
ATTENTION MR EAGLE.
Tho cross misstatements in the article in
yesterday's Eagle from Harper are inex
cusable, if the party is a resident of Harper,
and the good that was in tho communication
is so deeply buried by the errors that it
would be far better to have no correspon
dent The statement is made that tho tax
of the citv is $10,75 on each (100 valuation.
Now the "fact Is, as we are informed by Mr.
Walker, of the council finance committee,
that the total tax Is f 2,25 per $100, and this
includes a tax of two per cent levied for
building a school house. It was the inten
tion of the school board to pav for the en
tire building in one year, which they will
OO. .XC1US1V0 Ul IQU IUU IUUM MU. is 4o,
per $100 valuation. Thus probably wo arc
better off than any of the surrounding cities;
the tax on the one nearest us being $7,75
Instead of the bonded debt being taxed at
S5 ner S100 valuation, as the same article
states, the total debt of the city, except that
for which payment is already provided, is
only about $7,000, and the tax levy of the
present year will pay every dollar of that.
Now, wo doubt if there is a city in the
state that can make a better showing than
Of coure, the Kaole is not responsiblo lor
the reckless statements of its correspondents,
but in justice to the city of Harper, which
must be badly injured when errors aro
allowed to go uucorrectod, we ask that it
correct tho statements made by this writer,
whoever he may be. Harper Urapnic.
Since tho resignation of Mr. A. E. Touza
lin as vice-president of the Atchison. Topelta
& Santa Fe, the labor of looking after the
practical working or tne line Has devolved
uoon President Strong, and has kopt him
away from the home office more than was
desirable. The directors, therefore, have
chosen Mr. C W. Smith, who is now gener
al manager of the Chesapeake & Ohio, u
Mr. Touzalin's successor. Since 1862 Mr.
Smith has been general freight agent of the
Columbus, Chicago & Indiana Central, the
Pittsburg, Cincinnati & St Louis and Cen
tral Pacific roads. He was then elected
general manager ol the Indianapolis, Bloom
ington 4 Western, which position he re
signed in 1875 to become general freight
agent of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy,
and was promoted to be traffic manager of
that road when Mr. Strong left it for the
Atcbuon. In 1880 he was made traffic
manager of the Erie, and the following year
became general manager of the Chespeake
& Ohio railroad. Huntington was unwilling
In nart with him. but the promotion to to
great a position as the Atchison, and the
renewal of dote official relations with his
old friend. Ur. Strong, wera attractions too
strong to b withstooa.-2-gt Louii Glob.
THE DIFFERENCE '
(TL. ,. It i.i . T.
.mo uciic riaino resident, thu great
boomer of tbo D., M. & A., is quite funny
at the expense of the Eaolk and Wichita's
numerous railroad lines, completed and
projectea. mat's all rnjht, but why not
expend your surplus ammunition in the
direction of your own pet. Tho Kesident is
informed that one of Sedgwick county's
most honorable citizens mado an assignment
yesterday, one of tho principal reasons
leading to that unpleasant alternative being
the failure to receive his money for grading
dono on that same D., M. & A. The Eaoli
may be booming a large number of enter
prises, seemingly, but none of them havo
their foundation in gas nor aro their futures
bolstered by wind.
When the davs aro long. Marsh, you talk
a great deal. Topeka always hopes for the
growth and prosperity ot Wichita. The
Capital is working for Topeka and all other
Kansas towns, including tho enterprising
and splendid young city of Wichita. The
building up of Kansas towns without pay
ing tribute to Kansas City is the work for
Kansas papers. Capital.
But the days now aro no longer long and
you should therefore avoid scattering. "The
building up of Kansas towns without pay
ing tribute to Kansas City is the work of
Kansas papers," true enough, but not ono of
them had the courago to take the bull by
tho horns until tbo Eaole had flourished
tho red flag in bis face and Wichita had
worried him out of breath.
The Wichita Eaolk of November Bth
says that work has commenced on the
'W ichita and Colorado line in earnest, and
that it will bo pushed westward us rapidly
as possible. That paper further states that
the enterprise will bo a link of tho Mi;ouri
Pacific system, and will bo backed by Jay
Gould, and that tho Fort Scott and Wichita,
which now terminates at Anthony, will be
pushed on southwest Certainly tbo Eaolk
must be mistaken in regard to the latter
statement, as tho Ft Scott is to make a com
plete triangle and run through Attica and
on towards Alaska. The Eaule man should
read the Attica Advocate regularly if he
would keep posted in regard to tho move
ments of railroads. Sharon News.
It may bo that both tho News and Advo
cate haver later advices than aro in nur
possession. As for tho firt portion of tho
paragraph there is no doubt of its correct
ness. Last Sunday's Eaole had thirty-two col
umns of homo advertisements in it What
a booming town that is getting to be. El
The Eaole says that Kionaought to hae
a military post established there. The gov
ernor has been consulted in tho matter and
recomended it Caldwell Journal.
Congressman Ilouk is a firm believer that
it is the destiny of Tennessee to break tho
solid south. He says: "The Kcpublican
party has no hope in any southern state so
great as in Tennessee. We can count every
voto cast in the state. That means much in
a fight in any southern state. Tho highest
Democratic vote ever cast in the state up to
1884 was lor Tllden m l;u. Cleveland got
152 more votes than Tildcn. Blaino got
35,000 more votes than Hayes. It was solid
Itepublican growth, something to build on
and ro on crowinir. The issues that inter
est Tennessee aro those of protective tariff
and education, ine capturing ol lennesseo
would be to the solid south what Sherman's
march to the sea was to the Confederacy. It
would break the backbone of the Demo
cratic phalanx in the south and revolution
ize tne party.
At a meeting of tho board of directors of
the Omaha, Abilene and Wichita It It,
held in this city on last Tuesday, the presi
dent Dr. Furley, informed us that be had
assurance from two Chicago railroad com
panies who own extensive trunk lines ter
minating on the Missouri river, at Omaha,
beside having good branches extending in
to Kansas and Nebraska, that they are ready
to take hold of tho new road and push it
through, so as to get the fall trade in South
ern Kansas in. 1880, provided that tho fran
chise is voted along the line. Thero is no
question hut that the road will be built if tho
bonds are voted.
Unlimited capital stands behind the Oma
ha, Abilehe and Wichita road, and will
prove a boon to everv farmer when it is
The Santa Fe road knows it cannot con
trol the new road, and it will bo sounding
the death kne'l of the Santa Fe. They are
exerting herculean efforts, spending thou
sands of dollars, to defeat the bonds.
Farmers, awake to your duty and sound
the slogan next Tuesday.
Let your watchword on that day be, for
cheap rates and to rid ourselves ot tho soul
less grasp of the Santa Fe.
Send a ringing cheer along tho lino for the
O., A. & W. Marion Register.
To tho Eilltor of the Eagle.
Our people were cry much pleased and
gratified at the kind words spoken by vou of
our little village in your issue of the sixth
We hope we aro not unduly conceited when
we say, wo lccl that we deserved it it all! for
truly Hazelton may bo said to be in a
I herewith Eend you a few items to provo
that wo have something on which to base
The Hazelton roller mill company evi
dently intend to have a fiM-cWs mill in
every particular; they havo purchased a
Corliss engine of fifty horse power, and tho
mill when completed will be one of the
most perfect, ot its kin d, in tho country.
Tho ladies of nozelton are earnestly nt
work to provide a good public library for
the city. They havo already a good sum in
tho treasury, and havo issued invitations for
a grand "phantom" party, to tako place to
morrow evening. This promises to bo the
society event of the season.
Mr. J. P. Gruyer, has kindly consented
to superintend the production of tho society
play entitled, "Among tho Breakers."
for tho benefit of tho library fund. Tho
presentation will tako place, about tbo first of
December in Odd Fellows hall, and we arc
looking forward to a great treat
A great deal of corn is hcins shipped
from hero into the Indian Territory, which
causes a large demand for it at 25 cents per
Tho European hotel is being remodeled
and refurnished throughout Cha3. Van
derhoU, an experienced hotel man from the
east, is to have charge of it. Charley is
very popular and we bespeak a good busi
ness for him. The house had become so un
popular undor the old management that
even the name is to be changed.
Our accommodating liverymen. Fainter &
Whitehead, having found their old quarters
too small, aro building a large stablo on
S. E. Scoville, from Sharon, Fa., has pur
chased a faim near town, and has shipped
in a car load of fine stock, with tno inten
tion ol going into the dairy business.
A. Leo Weil, a young lawyer Irom Urad
ford, Pa., is here in the Interest of some Ohio
capitalists, who contemplato purchasing a
large tract os land with a view to starting a
Mr. C. E. Farman, and Mr. IUiley, ol
Jamestown, Pa., are visiting our citizen
Frank Smith, and express themselves as
much pleased with southern Kansas. They
will visit Wichita before their return east
e are very much interested in the "wa?
ol words" that is going on between your pa
per and the press of Kansas City, in regard
to the relative merits of the two places; we
confidently look forward to tho day not far
distant when your prosperous city will be
the metropolis of tho state as Kansas City
has heretofore claimed to be, and we here
with send you our best wishes M. C. F.
THE FORT SCOTT ROAD.
It U generally conceded that the railroad
center of Kansas will be determined within
two years. Roads are being projected and
built all around us, and so far as can now
be seen, our only hopes of maintaining our
position as the foremost city in tbe state de
pends upon our securing this road. Its con
struction will virtually compel tbe building
of others. This is a matter of vital interest
to every man In tho county, and at the elec
tion to be held December 1st, the majority
for the bonds should be overwhelming.
The Wichita Daily Eaolk of yesterday
was a veritable sunflower of the true Kan
sas variety blooming for the patrons and
people who furnish the life blood that ena
bled it to print an .immense paper "of six
pages, nine colums to the page nearly a
huge aa the State Journal may be some fin
evening. Topeka Journal.
HE DON'T SOAR WELL.
It appears that tho "Eagle Line," the
Wichita & Colorado, which started to
"bust ' everything up in thia part ol the
country that didn't pay tribute to the "windy
wonder" of tho Arksnsas valley, has tem-
orarily suspended hostilities, as it were,
ho trouble is, that by bad management,
that company now finds itself in a position
where it must build and havo in operation
by February 1st. twenty-five miles of rail
road, whin it will be two weeks yet before
the commissioner! will be qualified to con
demn the right of way. That will bring
them to December 1st, and all the road they
can build from that to February 1st, can be
piled up in tho Eaole office sanctum. There
is also another trouble in the camp. The
resignations uf Messrs. Niedcrlander, Levy
and Harris havo been called for, and now
cold weather is coming on and these most
excellent gentlemen are going Into winter
quarters in a decapitated condition. On the
first question wo clip the following from the
Wichita Beacon. Hutchinson Nows.
Such hash might be denominated gaul
were it less fiat. The Eagle Line was not
started out to "bust" anything, but rather to
build up, and ono of the things that will be
built will be a city in the center of Reno
county at tho intersection of tho Eagle Lino
and the Hutchinson & Kinsley roads. Six
miles of the right if way has been condemn
ed and the balance will be within ten days.
Tbc steel for tho first ten miles is loaded
on cars and standing on side tracks and the
ties are all out There has' been no resigna
tions of Nicdcrlander or anybody else, and
twenty-three miles of tho road will bo down
and in operation seventy days from date.
Bub, you went on half-cocked with your
lock out of whack, simply disclosing a sen
timent upon the part of Hutchinson which
wc all along suspected. It might have been
wiio to have held in a week or two longer.
THE FT. SMITH ROAD.
llooy, Sumner Co.. Kan., Nov. 10, '8..
To the Editor or tba Eagle.
Seeing, through the columns of the Eaole
of tho 13th inst, that your persistent efforts
have brought tho Eaglo Line to a successful
issue, you will pleaio accept congratulations
for your untiring efforts in this direction.
I am certain that I but speak the convictions
of three-fourth of the people when I say
that the Eaolk has done more than every
other lactor combined to develop the great
Arkansas valley. Wichita should by com
mon consent vote the Eaole an annuity for
life, for making her the grand city that sho
is to-J ay.
Seeing hov successful jou railroad pro
jects are, I would bo grateful indeed, if you
would call the attention of your readers to
tho importance of the proposed Ft Smith,
Wellington & Northwestern railroad. I
want to st o Wellington and Wichita con
nected by this line. The Eagle's would, if
favorable, go far with tbe people in giving it
an impetus. I m ery anxious for this
line, beoaiiso I would then have com
munication with the outward world, u thing
greatly to be desired. Please give my ideal
road a boost when space in your columns
will permit It J. II.
The Fort Smith road, with its Mississippi
river connections, and its connection with
the Chesapeake & Ohio railway, united to
tho Atlantic coast, U one of the grandest M
it is one of the best and most promising traf
fic routes to bo found in the United States.
Especially will this be found true with ref
erence to such an extension to the Arkansas
valley. And no stone is being left unturned
in that interest The first and most import
ant step is the right of way through the Ter
ritory, which will bo vigorously pushed in
congress this winter. When the time comes
our Sumner county correspondent will find
tho Eaole adding its voice, and work for
the rapid consumation of tbe lino
To the IMltor of the Ea le.
Tho Daily Graphic, of this city, last week
contained a long list of proposed new build
ing, some ot which have since given addi
tional evidence of their appearance in the
preparation for foundations.
Among tho proposed new buildings u a
fine three story hotel building, to cost $40,
000. This, we think, has not been fully de
termined upon however.
Tho Patterson house is also to bo raised
another story, which will make it a very im
Two new brick blocks are to be erected on
Central avenue work is now progressing on
ons of them.
The Harper mill last week shipped three
carloads of flour to tho extreme southern
states. The mill is doing good work.
J. C. Smith, who occupied ono of the
best corners in the city with a clothing
store, has sold his stock and the room will
be occupied by K. M. Benedict with his
fine grocery. Tho change will much im
provo the appearance of that corner.
The town U unuiually dull this winter so
far as intellectual entertainments are con
cerned. The only thing of that nature so
far have been the regular meetings of tho
Temperance union. Women Suffrago club
ami a few church socials of a literary char
acter. Tho public lihrry is open three
hours a day, and is well patronized. Some
valusblu new books including Taylor's En
cyclopedia of Political Science, in three
volumes, and an excellent supplementary to
the Encyclopedia Britannica, of which there
are eighteen volumes of the revised work
arc in the library. But like all libraries in
new towns, it is not receiving the encourage
ment and support it merits. O.
THE NEW ERA IN KANSAS.
With a million and a auarter of Inhabi
tants, Kansas has entered upon a new era of
growth and progress.." Tho ten prosperous
years just parsed have built up an aggregate
of wealth exceeding $700,000,000. The
early Kansas of self-denial, trouble and sac
rifice ha) passed and is a rarttcr of history.
To-day, with a million and a quarter of in
telligent, progressive people, strong in their
belief in the rich valleys and prairies sur
rounded by schools, churches and every con
venience and luxury of the time, a new era
has commenced. At tho rate of the present
increase of 190.000 now citizens per month
seeking homes and business, Kansas will
show a population of two millions in 1800.
Missouri, with tho old curse of slavery
lingering in her bourbonistic blood, has
witnessed the tide of emigration sweep over
her rich lands to settle in Kansas. The
hope that the sluggish "big muddy" would
stop the traders and builders of cities and
railroads and keep the thousands of enter
prising and progressive people of the east
from coming to Kansas, where free air is
breathed and a warm welcomo extended,
was exploded many years ago.
Tho new era in Kansas means the build
ing of new towns on Kansas soil. It means
that tho people of this great state have an
empire of itself within its own borders, and
that thev no longer have to look to other
soctions, but possess everything here neces
sary to tho comfort, happiness and prosper
ity or her people. Lieavenwonn union.
The late census of Kansas by counties
just completed by Mai. Simms, of the agri
cultural department iuu mat rciuai .uio
changes have taken place since the last cen
tns nf 1R80. The increase in population In
that limn u 872.466 inhabitants, makine the
nonulation of Kansas to-day 1,208,432. Of
course Leavenworth county leads in popula
tion with 42,790, roltowed by snawnee as
second, Sedgwick third, Labettee fourth,
Wyandotte filth, and Atchison sixth in the
The rate of increase since the census of
1880 or for fivo years is also remarkable and
somewhat surprising, as many or the west
Am rnnntiea have doubled and quadrupled
their population. While the majority of
the eastern counties have shown a remaraa
hl wmwth also. Leavenworth county hav-
ine increased from 32,800 to 42,799, a gain of
one-third its population in nve yean, ne
meha county has increased fifty pec cent, in
population in five years, from 12,463 in 1880
to 18,047 in 1885. A few only or the eastern
counties have lost in population in that
time. . .,
One remarkable coincidence is obseivable
l.lo, th Times sucriresti to politicians and
prohibitions and must be accounted for be-
lore tne next caropaiiru. wutyuau wuu.j,
the home of Sol Miller, and Johnson
county, the homo of John Peter Saint John,
hnvn lots nonulation in 1885 than in 1880.
Each county has lost about 1,000 in that
time. This is a phenomena ol these re-
markakle times of upheavals, natural gas
and prohibition that the Time will not at
tempt to explain, but the fact exists, foi
"figures don't lie."
No state in tbe union can make such a
showing as Knsu in rapid growth, wealth
and adornment in every department la so
short a period of time. Leavenworth
With Folded Wings the Vic
tory Serenely Contem
plated. On the Great Trunk Line Midway From
the Mississippi River to the
No Other Section of Kanaaa So Solidly
Settled, So Splendidly Developed,
Nor So Valuably Improved as
Along the Eagle Line.
As many of our local readers are aware
there occurred, this week, a bitch in tbe
condemnation proceedings of tho Wichita &
Colorado railway line, as projected, imme
diately west of this city, for a time, threat
ened a postponement of ail work until next
spring, which, in turn would have involved
a revoling of the bonds And probably no
end of trouble and extra expense. Not only
that, but it involved the entire enterprise so
far as the present projectors are concerned.
The t:me in which the matter could ho ar
ranged at all, was so short that those most
intimately connected with tbe scheme in a
local way became not only perplexed, but
exceedingly anxious and doubtful. From last
Wednesday morning, when the troublo was
first discovered, up till yesterday noon a
vast amount of energetic work has been
done, in which, not only the local directory,
but Supt Miller, Chief Engineer Wood, and
many of tho leading spirits of the city were
engaged, assisted by several gentlemen liv
ing all along the line its far west ns Ctilwich.
The matters in controversy were finally
brought to a satisfactory determination yes
terday, and those who stood in the way of
one of tho most beneficial and in somo re
rpects tho greatest enterprise yet secured by
this city, were satisfied all their selfish de
mands having been met to the last farthing.
Consequently the Eaole this Sabbath
morning folds its wings in full and complete
satisfaction as it serenely looks back over
the troubles of the week and contemplates
the victory. And in congratulating every
borne which it reaches this moming and
each and every inmate, it would not forget
thoso who, by their indomitable pluck, faith
and energy surmounted obstacles only un
derstood or comprehended by tbe few to
whom the full gravity of the situation had
The Wichita and Colorado railway line
means not only another boom for this city,
not only means an increase of property
valuation and another long stride towards
her ambitious goal, but it means an imme
diate increase in business in every possible
line and department. There is no other
section of this entire state of Kansas, of tho
same area, so solidly settled, so valuably
improved, as tbe section lying along
this lino for the first twenty
five miles northwest of Wichita. Its large
and rapidly growing trade which has been
lor several years past gradually seeking
nearer points on the main line of the Santa
Fe, and its branch, now all comes back to
us, and not only of the rich section referrd
to, but within six months of Reno county
and within a year of tho great and rapidly
developing counties of Pawnee and Stafford,
which will be cut square through by tbe
Eagle line. Whatever others may say or
conjecture, this road is or will be the third
trans-state line to reach tbe mountains
across Kansas, a trunk lino reaching not
from tho MNsouri to Colorado, but from St
Louis to tho Rocky mountains and to their
towns, mineral mines and coal fields. The
Santa Fe ends at Kansas City and so does
the Union Pacific, hut Wichita's trunk line
at the father of waters and its metropolis.
The Wichita Daily Eaole is undoubtedly
the best daily paper in the southwest It is
always outspoken and novcr fails to work
for the interests of Wichita. Norwich
Make it tho best in the state, friend Haag.
and we will call it all square from this on.
The situation at Galveston is officially re
ported as follows: Forty-four blocki were
burned and damages were sustained on five
additional blocks. Th-re wre about 2,200
tenemjnts totally destroyed; and there are
4,500 people damaged more or less, and of
this number 3,000 are damaged seriously
and beyond repair, while 2,000 are very
poor, having lost everything, even their
wearing apparel, and 2,500 lest household
furniture, being all they have in tho world,
except family and children.
THE BIG FOUR.
Tbo four counties of Sumner, Sedgwick,
Butler and Cowley are b:g enough to make
an eastern state Geographically, agricul
turally, tnd in every way they form a clus
ter of sisters who are to be heard from in
tho history of Kansas. They are sixty-nine
miles east'and west, and Cowley and flutter
are seventy-five north and south, and Sum
ner and Sedgwick are sixty-threo north and
south. By the census just taken the popu
lation of the "big four' is given at 125,981.
Fifteen years ago they were almost uninhab
ited. They now contain about one-tenth
of the entire population of the eighty-five
organized counties of the state. During the
hut five years the have gained 4o,783 inhab
itants. Sedgwick, 17,289; Sumner, 12.077;
Butler, 8,431; Cowley, 8,006. The gain of
population in these four counties in the past
live j ears is a little over one sixth of the en
tire gain in the state. The "big four" have
nearly enough population to give them a
member of congress under the present ap
portionment, and will have four senator!
and at least ten members of tbe house under
the new state apportionment Tbe political
power of tho state seems to have crossed the
Neosho and is making for the Arkansas and
ila tributaries. It is a new thing out this
way and tbe boys have not got used to
handling it Wellington Press.
A PRINCELY GIFT.
United States Senator Leland Stanford,
of California, has given $20,000,000 to
found a University at Paola Alto, near San
Francisco. Three-fourths of this is casli
the balance in improved land, as follows:
Palo Alto estate. S&500.000: Vino Ranch.
5-5,000 acres, f 2,500,000; and Gridley Ranch,
a 21,000 acre wheat field, $1.5000,000. The
A'ino Ranch has fifty-five miles ot irrigating
ditch. Twenty-nve trustees win manage
the matter. Tuition will be free. The gift
is designed as a memorial to his dead son, to
whom he was much attacbod. Senator Le
land savi he shall eather together the best
faculty money will procure from all parts of
the world, ana mase ins university tne De
in the United States. The University will
have a widn range, including a mechanical
institute, a museum, art galleries, and de
partments for law, medicine, music, paint
ing, rUimM CWUUIUJj CbV.
The Kansas City papers at lust now
presenting figures to show the advantage of
their city as a home. We think, however,
it will be a long time before Topeka mer
chants will consent to reside so far away
from their place of business. The capital
city, too, presents home attractions that are
not excelled by any place in the Union. Get
a bigger police force, K. C, and try again.
Some one signing himself Ir.voligitiT,
and dating his Ii-ttrr Wichita, Nmcmbi-r
29th, but who presumably wrote it on n l.i
ble in the rt-ar room nf the Times building.
I writes tbe following letter to the Kansas
City Timir, which appears in its Sunday
Tbe Wichita Eaole, in ila tfituiors of
prai'e for Wichita, has left many valuable
thing untold. I wi?b to tell my friends if
iney come to VHeinw tney can have tbe
pleasure i.f educi.tiug their sons and daugh
ters in public school with negroes. I tup
P"M called the branch tocial equality. You
i-nii witht-s more inexperienced and insipid
looking teacher tban ordinarily in places as
large us IhU. Children that came here two
years ago have not advanced only In throw
ing paper balls, pinching and writing love
notes. The streets and back alleys in ap
pearance are good (Terminators of cholera
and smallpox. No chance for enterprising
young men in the way of beer ir whisky
joints; tho business is already overdone. The
villainous misrepresentations sent abroad
from here have brought carpenters hero
thicker than crows to a mating match. A
good ttnishcr can only get $2 for nine
hours, an ordinary workman from 60 cents
to $1.50. Grocer.es and provisions aro so
high that they can not pay current expenses.
Rents from f 8 upwards. Upon my return
you will bear from me again.
In tho language of the lamented Horace
Greeley, tho writer of the above Is a well,
no matter. If Wichita people are more
proud of one thing than another it is of
their public schools. Six magnificent brick
structures, all of the most approved types of
architecture, supplied with all the modern
conveniences, such as steam heating, water
and gas; furnished in tbo best possible man
ner and equipped with libraries and appar
atus, what mora would poor old Missouri
demand. Each of these buildings contain
from six to eight schools. There are besides
a half dozen temporary buildings, but all of
which are comfortable. Mr. Jay Gould,
who is presumably a pretty bright sort ot a
man, well traveled and withal observant re
marked but a few days ago, in New York,
that he waa "never so impressed with the
number and brightness of school children
as he was by those of Wichita, every other
corner seemingly having dedicated to a
school building." No other city in Kansas,
much less any town of illiterate Missouri,
can make a better showing in this direction
than Wichita. As for our teachers we will
pit them against any fifty that can be mus
tered by the entiro state ot Missouri, in
cluding Kansas City Why every interest
except that of education should be overdone
tbe able-bodied liar of the Times don't
stop to explain.
HUTCHINSON AND WICHITA.
It appears from the above "hog wash"
that the talented and urbane Kansas City
"buster," M. M. Murdock, is away from
hoin, and that tbe "kids" around tbe of
fice gut up tbo daily yesterday. Such gall
ia seldom displayed when the old man is at
home. As to "disclosing any sentiment"
against Wichita, the "kids" am mistaken.
There is nly one "sentiment" concerning
Wichita that finds lodgment in Hutchinson.
Our business men all want a connection
with Wichita. Many of our house would
like to buy their stock from Wichita, and
the sooner that point becomes a large whole
sale point the better for Hutchinson. There
can be but one railroad center in thia part of
the state, and nobody ever seriously for one
moment thought of any other town than
Wichita being that one. But if any other
town onlv playfully speaks ot rivaling
Wichita, tbe children who run the editorirl
columns of that "Windv Wonder" the
Eagle, go into spasms and cavort around
like Don Quixote's wind mill.
Ibis childishness is not shared oy the bus
iness men of Wichita, however, we are. glad
to say, and our delegates that have visited
there have been treated with courtesy and
in a manner that refutes the idea advanced
by the Eagle man that there "was a feeling
against Hutchinson,-'' said feeling was found
principally in nu mino.
Concerning the resignation matter we did
not state the gentleman referred to had re
signed, but that they had been asked to and
so they have, and the Eaglk boy dare not
deny it Since writing the first article which
so stirred up the Eaole's ire, the Colorado
and Wichita folks bave arranged their trou
ble over the right of way and are now at
woric again. iiuicninson tews.
The Eaole is not tbe cavorting kind.
Tho News placed a conspicuous chip on its
shoulder and the Eaole did not hesitate to
knock it off. In this instance the lion
wasn't dead and that's wherein laid the
News' mistake. The words of the Newt
were neither honied or regretful, but ex
ultant otherwise our own would have been
more temperate. Tbe News thought that
tbe Wichita and Colorado line had flashed
in the pan, but the Eaole knew that It was
loaded to the muzzle and would go off, and
promptly. While the altered tone Is ac
cepted as a genuine reflection of the Hutch
inson people's sentiment wo will further
place the News right by saying that Mr.
Niederlander, Ley nor Harris were ever
asked or requested to resign. Being a ma
jority of the board of director! nobody had
the authority to request such a thing or the
power to enforce it Tbe Eagle Line was
from its inception a Wichita matter, four
out of tbe five of its directors living here
and owning property in Wichita. The
Eagle, therefore, most emphatically denies
that their resignations weso requested or
were thought of.
What bat become of the Paola and Kan
sas Citv extension of tbe Missouri Pacific
railway! Tbe link it ttill misting and will
Sroba&Iy not be found until next spring.
Kansas City raised $18,000 with which to
construct it but concluding that $18,000
was too much money for to insignificant line
the money was taken to construct a new line
to Montana via the Black Hills, after the
completion of which, the surplusage will be
used in putting in tbe Paola link.
A new time card will go into effect on the
Santa Fe road one week from next Sunday.
An important change in the route of the
Colorado passenger travel will be made.
There will be two trains out of Kansas City
in tho morning, one leaving about 10
o'clock, and the other about forty minutes
later. The first will be the California ex
press, which rill run over the main lino as
at present The Colorado express will run
to Florence and then tako the McPherton
branch to EllinwooJ, where It will again
strike the main line. This will be an ac
commodation to tbe people on the McPher
ton qranch, aa Tieil at a saving of distance
for one train.
To the Editor of tbo Eaou.
The fact that a charter for a railroad from
Caldwell to Harper, via Midlothian, known
as the Arkansas City and Southwestern R. R.
does not intimidtte Anthony. Tbe citizens
of Anthony are not to easily purjuaded
in the present enlightened day that those
who engage in railroad enterprises, are like
the pious Brahmin of the Sanscrit and
Atop. The Brahmin made a vow that on a
certain dar he would sacrifice a sheep.
Three rogues heard of the vcw and laid
schemes to profit by the tame. On the
morning of the appointed day tbe Brahmin
went out to purchase a sheep, aud one of the
rogues met him and said, oh Brahmin, wut
thou buy a sheep? I have one fit for a sacri
fice. It it for that very purpose, said the
Holy man that I came forth. Then the ira
poster opened his bag an brought out of it
an unclean beast, an ugly dog. Thereon the
Brahmin cried out wretch, who tonchest
things impure and utterest things untrue,
callestthou that cur a sheep! Truly, an
swered tbe other, it it a sheep of the finest
flock and of the sweetest flesh. Oh Brahmin
it will be an offering most acceptable to the
Just then one of the accomplices came up
and said: Praise be to the gods that I have
been save the trouble of going to the mar
ket for a sheep. This It tuch a sheep u I
wanted. For how much wilt thou sell It!
When the Brahmin heard this his mind
waved, like on swimming in the air at a
holy festival. Said he, take care what thou
dost; this it no sheep, but an unclean cur.
Ob, Brahmin, said the new-comer, thou
art drunk or mad. The third confederate
drew near, and the Brahmin said, 1st us ask
this man what the creature, and I will stand
by what he shall say. To this the others
agreed; and tho Brahmin called out, Ob,
stranger, what dost thou call this beast!
Surely, oh Brahmin, said tbe knave, it is a
' fine sheep. Then the Brahmin said. Surely
the gods have taken away my senses. And
he asked pardon of him who carried tho
dog, and bought it for a measure of rice and
s pot of ghee, and offered it up to tho tody,
who, being wrotb with this unclean sacri
fice, smote him with a sore disease in all hi
bis points." We are not disposal
to think that Arkansas City
A Southwestern railroad company are like
tbe Brahmin, i. e., either drunk or the gods
have taken away their senses, or that a littlo
tafiy will mislead them, as it did the Santa
Fe people six years ago. We aro rather in
clined to think thai iUjy will follow Judge
Blackburn's dream. The judgo' comrades
tell, that when they were at Arkansas City to
meet the railroad efficials, in the interest of
tbe city of Anthony, tbe judge, in bis sleep,
very audibly said, 'Build tbe roaJ, right up
Bluff creek to Anthony. What in do
you want with Harper!" Tbo people of
Anthony feel that Blackburn dreamed right,
and, though unconscious of his auditors,
spoko right, and that soon the iron horse will
tread hit iron path up Bluff creek and make
a triumphant entrance into Anthony, Rail'
read builders consult their own interest, and
they are not blind enough to not know that
Anthony will continue to be tbe metropolis
of Harper-county if not of tho state of
Cuorr, Kan., Nov. 23, ls&5.
To tbo Editor of tho Easle.
The sound of tbe mill whistle was heard
again last Saturday morning, after nearly a
nine months silence. Mr. Wm. Hays, tho
owner of tho mill, tajs it will bo running
steadily. Mr. O. M. Thorp is tbo resident
manager, and Mr. Chandler, who came here
l&tely from Iowa, is head miller. The first
purchase of grain for the mill was mado Sat
urday, it being three hundred bushels of
wheat far seven ty-flro cents per bushel
Messrs. Fletcher and Manny are feeding
cattle near town, tbe former two hundred
head and the latter ono hundred head. Corn
is bringing good prices.
The Ball for tbe benefit or tho Cheney
Orchestra was well attended, and a success
in every particular.
S.Tucker and B. Snyder went to Canton,
Kansas, to visit friends.
An immense prairw fire was raging
south of here from Friday evening till
Saturday morning the strong wind
speeding it on. Many pcoplo
were up seaaly all night to protect their
property. Fortunately no damage was done,
tavo tho lost of some hay.
A revival meeting has been carried on at
tho M. E. church for the past two weeks .and
will continue all next week. Fifty persons
havo joined tbe church and there aro yet
plenty who aro outside the fold.
The Eagle did not reach us last Friday
and Saturday night and it was generally be
lieved that tbe whole Eaole force had gone
to set'Je the difficulty In regard to the
Wichita & Colorado railorad. However,
we received the missing numbers Sumlsy
m.rning and were glad to learn that all
hindrances along the road are removed, and
work about to commence.
Walker D&dd's wore the happy recipients
of a boy-baby, hut Saturday.
Rev.Lippart united Mr. Laf Jonet and
Mist Hamilton In wedlock last Sunday after
noon. Mr. -John Wolf has accepted a position in
A. G. Landi's s'.ore as clerk.
The stock of jewelry formerly belonging
to Mr. Morgan was sold at auction last Sat
urday. There was not -very much of It,
owing to the fact that the best jewelry was
locked up in a safe which could not be
opened. The goods told averaged but little
more than 50 per cent of the wholesale val
ue. The srfe and contents sold for $55.
O. A. it W. R. R.
Dickinson County proposes to Vote
The railroad meeting held last evening In
J. R. Burton's office was well attended by
our prominent and enterprising business
men. Jlr.jiicoiay was elected chairman
and R. D. Gordon secretary.
John E. Bonebrake stated tbe object ot
the meeting to be looking towards the secur
ing of the Omaha, Abilene and Wichita
railroad. If aid was voted at once, aeon
tract could be made for one hundred miles
north from Wichita. The aid wanted from
Dickinson county Is $150,000. Various
opinions were expressed by several
of the business men in attend
ance and all favorible for the
road. A committee of two was appointed
in each ward to ciiculate petitions immedi
ately. They were: First ward, Berry and
Smith; Second ward, McDavitt and Gordon;
Third ward, Kelly and Staler; Fourth ward,
Romig and Morley. Tho four directors of
the road, residents of this city, have been
directed to see that the petitions will be
properly circulated throughout the county,
each director being delegated a fourth ot the
county to supervise the work.
Two-fifths of tho qualified tax-payers of
the county are needed u petitioners be
fore the commissioners can call an election.
Bonds have already been voted in Sedg
wick county and the city of Wichita. An
election has been called for the 24th Inst in
We hope our city and county resident
tax-payers will take hold of the work in
good earnest, and labor faithfully and ear
nestly. That the road will be of incalcula
ble benefit is only too plainly evident
Every man should feel it his duty to fur
ther the prefect as soon as possible.
SPRING'S ABSURD BOOK.
Durug the last few weeks we have read
many notices of Spring's History of Kansas
in newspapers published in various parts of
the country. Not ono of them commends
the book. The New York Tribune says of
the author: "He can hardly bring hime!f
down to a straightforward statement; he
wattes hit time with trifles and beclouds his
narrativo with a coruscating thow of words."
The Topeka Commonwealth quotes half a
column of the author's absurd. Inflated, un
natural and un-English English. The Chi
cago Times speaks of Spring's "limboyant"
stvle. The first word that escapes tbe lips
of the person who reads it it "flippant"
This was Judge Kingman's word, and nuny
of the newspapers use it in their notices
Professor Spring does not know tho histo
ry of Kansas. If he did be could not write
it for it was impossible for him to correctly
describe men or narrate events. The book
embraces only the territorial period, and
this he entirely misapprehends. He is more
tory and copperhead then union and loyal,
but no party will be satisfied with his fright
ened mats of adjectives.
The editor of the "Commonwealth Series,"
of which Spring's book forms a part is
clearly unfit for his position. The selection
of Spring to write the history of a ktate is
not his only very grave error. The pub
lishers should discharge this Incompetent
person at once or give up the series.
Spring makes many errors erroneous
dates ana statements and sometimes to ar
ranges his natter as to give an entirely
wrong impression without being guilty of
"Mr. Foreman, have you understood the
charge!" said tho j udge. "Yes, your honor,
all except two words; you said a good deal
about plaintiff' and 'defendant' What do
This is Noble Prentis' remark in re
gard tp Spring's History. The author does
not know the meaning of freedom and
The book is hopelessly bad; too bad to-bo
corrected or amended. It will do harm In
Kansas, where our newspapers baveknocked
the author down and mopped the floor with
him. Outsiders who learn Kansas only from
this book will consider us a truly, peculiar
people unlike any other that ever existed.
Two more things should be said: Kansas
needs a truthful history, by a competent
band. Dwight Thatcher has often wished
to do this work; he has every qualification;
he knows Kansas, is an admirable writer
and a conscientious man. It is now his
duty Tbe other needed statement is this:
Spring is a professor of English literature in
our state university. He does not know and
cannot write English. For him to attempt
to teach tho language is a grotesque absur
dity. Turn the crank; turn the crank out
The board of directors of the O en aha, Abi
lene & WidnU rmilromd held an important
meeting at Marion on the 17th. Marion
county Toted $150,000 bonds to this road on
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