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fee WcMta hi ftante: Jnmctau g&onmta, giarcfe $0, 1890.
11. M. 3irKI)OCK, Editor.
Men of National Prominence Predicting a
Great Future for Wichita.
The president of one of the greatest
railway systems of the west, vh?le stand
ing on a sidewalk on East Douglas
avenue a few days since in the early
morn, at an hour before the traffic and
life of that street had begun to make
itself manifest, said: ''There is one
"thing settled in my mind, and that is,
'Kansas is going to have a great com
"mercial city and everybody knows that
"AVicliita will be that city. And while
"Wichita may be, and doubtless is, feel-
'the effects of a iinancial depression
"which is general throughout the coun
ty, and while some of her citizens may
"be burthened and inclined to grumble,
"yet Wichita will make, nevertheless,
"and in the near future, such a rapid
"growth as will astonish your own state
"and the west, the ullimates of which
"growth can only be measured by him
"who can measure the future live stock
"and grain interests of southwest Kan
sas and the effects of the almost in
stantaneous settlement and swift de
'velopenient of the -whole Cherokee Out
'let, which is to follow this year.'
The president of another of the great
railway systems of the west and of tliis
ftate, greater even than the
one first mentioned, said in the
hearing of several gentlemen only a
few i eeks since, while standing on the
roof of the Sedgwick block -with the
whole panoramo of city and valley lying
before him. "Your solidity as a city, its
"remarkable greatness for its years, taken
"together with the prestige of its loca
"tion. power and wealth, no less than
"for the fact with which I am more con
versant, its commercial tonnage, which
"is more than double that of any other
"bingle city entirely on Kansas soil, and
"AVichita is without a peer or possible
"rival in all the territory which is trib
"utary to it today."'
The president of another of the great
railway systems of the southwest and of
tins state, a man whose name is one
among the most familiar on the conti
nent, three or four years ago, in passing
upon the prospects of the more promi
nent points reached by his system said:
"My people are interested in the growth
"and excellence of all the towns and
"countrys which our lines serve, but if I
"were asked to name the most wonder
"ful town in the southwest, a town
"which will in a very few years surpass
"m business and wealth every other be
"tween the Missouri river and the base
"of the Rocky mountains, I would take
"a. map of Kansas and place
"my finger at the junction of the
"Great and Little Arkansas rivers, you
"can read the name for yourself."'
These gentlemen arc not quoted in
(his connection because Ave believe that
they any more thoroughly appreciate the
u tl vantages boasted by this city or that
they are any more thoroughly convinced
i its coming commercial consequence
than are very many of the more capable
und comprehensive men among our own
citizens, so much as from the fact that
they are the disinterested judgments of
men all residence of other states whose
mental grasp and practical acumen are
if po wide spread recognition and special
uilue. Railway presidents become ex
perts in estimating the advantages of
one section over auother, and their
reckoning of the possible and probable
uiilminatious of the co-ordinates that
predominate in the supremacy of
a location are not only relied upon by
capitalists but on their deductions are
the millions of others expended in the
construction of railways and extensions
and in the building up of local facilities
1 c-rtaining to transportation.
So impresbive are the obvious advant-
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inimitable surroundings, so distinguished ,
and marked the superior enterprise and
spirit of her people, that not only have
proat railway presidents and capitalists
I wen thus convinced of her unfolding
magnitude, but the veriest traveling
stranger once within her gates com
mences with expressions of astonishment
to prepiiesy of her future. And so too,
out of all of ilie two or three hundred
thousand eople who compose the towns,
tillages and communities within a
ladius oi fifty or one hundred miles
there can not probably be found
dozen disinterested businessmen but that
would unite in saying that so far as
Wichita is concerned, Iter destiny as the
great city of Kansas is determined be
nd any peradventure. And to this
i ry emphatic and emphasized recogni
tion and estimate of Wichita's present
and future, by railway magnates, by cap
italists, and by travelers, no less than by
tho people of the state, may largely be
.Uributed the surprising, but well veri
tu'd circumstance of the-wide spread at
; iition which the city lias attracted, be
ing better known today throughout the
ountry than one-naif of the old estab
lished cities of the east. To see the city
meeis to become its staunch admirer
and it friend. The site of the city was
an Indian agency, and all the va region
i alluvial soils and fertile stretche
w inch encircle it was yet held under In
dian titles when the older cities of Kan
vis had gained the most of
he prominence awl importance
which they now possess. But
on Ueoro, years before, these power
lul kibe could bepersuaded to make ami
ign the treaty reliiMmtehiug a realm
w hielt they instinctively felt to be super-i-
r to any for which they could hope, an
xiroa whose luxuriant grasses and pure
"nteis they had never seen equaled.
" bsse glorious skies were a continual
Ixaietffctfcii by in Great Spirit, at a
time when the resources of eastern Kan
sas and the Missouri valley had largely
been developed and understood, old
trappers and traders, government sur
veyors and individual explorers, were
convinced, as their subsequent writings
and reports show, that when the white
man should, in the course of the years,
acquire this valley that where the Little
Arkansas joins the Great river would
arise a central city. The very geographic
al conformation of the country inevitably
forced such a unanimous conclusion, and
although there had been at this point an
! icterminiable swamp as was the site of
Chicago, or a succession of hills as is the
site of Kansas City, yet a city would
have just as surely and just as proudly
here have reared its spires and built its
splendid edifices as did Wichita, but on
one of the finest and most desirable
natural sites in the world. That, there
fore, far-seeing business men at a later
date, and that capitalist and railroad
presidents in more recent days should be
found confidently asserting that despite
the fact that Kansas City, Mo., had
lendered a great commercial city in
eastern Kansas an impossipility, yet, and
partly for that very reason, Kansas
would, and in a very few years, boast in
its-possession of Wichita, one of the most
important centers of population in the
west, is, in fact, and after all, not so
much a matter of surprise and astonish
ment. And while the conclusions of men of
such wide experience, who from selfish
interests solely, after having made so
close an analysis of the matter involving
the fortunes of their stockholders; and,
while every disinterested observer who
having once seen and comprehended the
situation, so unhesitatingly arrives at the
the same conclusion, touching a proud
future for this citv, while we say these
facts may conspire to encourage and
justify such as are seeking an opportu
nity to better their fortunes or to expand
their business, by becoming residents
and property owners in the coming city
of the central state; nevertheless, no
amount of accumulative evidence, or of
of opinions can possibly add to the faith
of her own people in the pre-eminent
greatness which surely not only awaits
their cit-, but which greatness is already
realized, and every day, its pulsations
being felt by them every hour, and seen
continually in her ever lengthening ave
nues, in the increasing number of her
interests, in her rapidly expanding trade,
and in her continuous accumulation of
power and wealth, the real basis of her
Bismarck is said to have refused the
military honors offered to him. lie could
not, evidently, appreciate a commission
in the N. G. P.
Cliauncey M. Depew lias gone south in
search of an improved digestive? ap
paratus, lie finds his present stock un
equal to the dinner demand.
The Russian government has decided
not to proseeute a woman charged with
a threatening letter to the czar. Is the
great despotism at last begining to learn
something V
A bill to create the office of assistant
secretary of the navy is before congress.
Yet some people insist that we haven't
got navy enough to engage more than
half the attention of one man.
Emin Pasha has announced his inten
tion of proceeding to the headwaters of
the Nile and cleaning up his old province.
If he succeeds in doing that he will care
very little whether he is found again or
The population of Rome is increasing
at the rate of 12,000 a month. It is not
known, though that this had anything
to do with helping the college of cardi
nals to conclude to remove the papal
headquarters from the holy city.
Congressman Bayne, of Pennsylvania,
is said to be the beat horseback rider in
Washington. This, information would be
more valuable if specification were made
excellence consisted in ridinj
or two ut tlie mo time
one horse,
The president proposes at the same
time he gives the settlers permission to
go on the Cherokee strip to ojien No
Man's Land. This moves the Boston
Herald to remark that the name of the
latter section should be changed to "Any
Man's Land Who Gets ThereFirst.''
Mr. Smatley claims that the commer
cial business of the Loudon Times has
been harmed by the Parnell business and
that its circulation of 70,000 is as large
as ever. But what is a cii dilation of
only that size for a long established lead
ing iaper in a citv of 4.000,000 or
Two hundred thousand shares of the
Atchison. Topeka & Santa Fe have dis
appeared from the markets. It is con
jectured that Jay Gould has had them
quietly picked up and the directory of
the Santa Fe dread the result of the an
nual meeting in May, fearing that they
may lose the management.
The United States supreme court, in
deciding the Minnesota Granger cases in
favor of tho railroads and against the
state commissioners, does not deny the
ixwer of the railway commissioners to
iuiK)se rates, but declares the imposition
and enforcement of lower rates illegal,
unless the railroad company has had the
opportunity to carry into court on appeal
tlie question as to the reasonableness of
of the rates imposed.
Tlie details of the destruction wrought
by Thursday's storms throughout the
Oliio valley country are sickening in the
extreme- Little can be said further tlmn
to commiserate the unfortunates who
were in the tracks of tlie destruction.
Such calamities are unavoidable and in
no sense the results of human careless
ness?, as are almost all other kinds of
disasters. The pecuniary losses have
been enormous, but so far no appeal lias
beet made to die public for pecuniary
assistance. It is enough to say that the
whole people stand ready to respond to
tlie first iatimatiou of needed aid.
For tho Eale.
by e. p. ror.D.
A wide rolling stream, which in the moun
tains afar
Has its source 'mid the snows' englitter
ing sheen;
Where the summer unfetters and loosens
the bar
Placed by winter's chill hand on the
beautiful scene.
'Tis but a tinkling rill, when it starts on
its course,
Dancing gaily in sunshine, and shadow
as well;
'Till o'er pebble and shingle, afar from its
It greets the broad valley with ripple
and swell.
With volume increasing, it speeds on its
From its home in themountains to glad
den the plain,
Bringing wealth unto thousands by night
and by day.
Making fertile the fields rich laden with
On the banks of this stream known as the
Where it joins with its minor on the way
to the sea,
Stands the "jvfascott of years," the "Queen
City" of Kansas,
Fair, beautiful Wichita, I sing unto
"Wonderful Wichita," rich gem. in the
Which once was a desert all cheerless
and bare;
Where the swift swirling sands were long
years in getting
Settled down-for their mission of beauty
so rare.
There age upon age, 'twas the home of the
Where he wooed his coy mate, and built
rudely his cot,
Where in hunting and pleasure, and war's
cruel ravage,
Generations passed by -without changing
his lot.
Short the time since his warhoop rang out
on the air,
As he charged with his warriors to van
quish a foe;
But a day, since held all the region so fair,
The domain of his fathers long ages ago.
Yet the mandate of fate written' by her
fair hand,
On the wall reared between his condition
and ours,
Had his destiny fixed, and in all this fair
Shall his moccasined feet ne'er again
press the llowers.
Xow "neath the dense shade, where his
wigwam he builded,
Walks the paleface in thousands, on
pleasure intent,
While he like the flush of the evening,
weich gilded
The clouds at sunsetting, with shadow
is bent.
In his stead came the toilers, all seeking
for homes,
Who developed the wealth, stored away
in the soil;
And here builded a city whose spires and
Show the fruit of success, this the
medium of toil;
Built by men who ne'er know the meaning
of "fail,"
And women as brave, and as helpful and
As any on earth, whose firm spirits ne'er
Each faithful in all they endeavor to do.
Surrounded by landscapes bewitching in
With streams whose bright courses are
fringed with the green
Of forest and sward, which in sunshine or
Are a joy to the eye, such as seldom is
Bright child of our hopes, into womanhood
Soon shalt thou stand forth without peer
in the west.
Thy suitors by thousands, their rich gifts
Shall adorn thy fair beauty with all that
is best.
"We laugh at a sick man who follows
everybody's prescription for his rheu
matism," says President Fairchild of the
State Agricultural college, "even when
he tries them in succession; but if he
should attempt to swallow them all at
once, we should want to appoint a
guardian for his little remaining strength
and wit. A somewhat similar feeling is
aroused by recent agitation among farm
ers as to the cure of present financial
stress and low prices. Doctors of all
sorts of theories and of every form of
practice are shouting out remedies, and
the too prevalent disposition seems to
be. like that of the dazed rheumatic, to
gobble them all at once in hope that
something may hit the sore spot."'
We don't belong to the faith cure
school of physics, if it may be so classed,
but our notion is that the wise thing for
everybody to do just now is to imitate
the example of the poor rheumatic who
had tried all the known remedies in vain
for relief, and in his declaration dumped
his apothecary in the waste basin, hob
bled out into the sunshine and with
heroic effort regained the suppleness of
his limbs by exercise, physical etfort.
In a word, the free exorcise of a little
more will power on the part of all in the
endeavor to turn something up will
bring about the desired change in
affairs and a revival of business in a day
as compared to years of the Micawber
method. Get a move on you.
Von Windthorst's declaration of the
policy of the Center party in the Reich
stag is an event of much importance in
the present crisis in German Xlitics.
The "Clericals," who undoubtedly hold
tho balance of power, go as- far as Cardi
nal Manning in their adhesion to the
young emperor's jxlicy of "social re
form" in order that it may he possible
for tlie toilers "to lead human lives."
The venerable parliamentarian, admit
tedly the ablest man in jHiblic life on tlie
European continent, entertains high
hopes of the success of tlie labor confer
ence, and expresses great regret that tlie
United States is not represented. He
shrewdly observes, however, in convers
ing with an American: "The social
problem is not so difficult with, you, be
cause it is less difficult to earn ones
bread." It is hard enough, all the same,
and wliosoever the fault, many of our
economists and wage earners will regret
that tlie Berlin assemblaee is not uni
versal! v international instead or merely J
The report
xkax to make
many would
credited. It
of Bismarck's deterniraa
liis home outside of Ger
be considered ominous if
is iirobable that the ex-
pramfcrs sojourn in Switswrbuai. where
he is said to Imve purchased a viBa, wal
only be for temporary rest and escape
from the press of visitors who flock
around him in Germany. Naturally.
Bismarck will be anxious to avoid the
appearance of being a focus for discon
tents. The degree of care necessary in
estimating tlie value of German "news"'
at this crisis is illustrated by the fact that
Count "Waldersee, who ten davs ago was
reported to have gone into exile in dis
grace, left only yesterday for a brief
visit to Italy, and remains cliief of the
general staff of the German army, a po
sition which, as Yon Moltke's chosen
successor, he might well hesitate to ex
change for any other under the kaiser.
Reports recently circulated of a large
increase in tlie oil production are believed
to be grossly exaggerated. The visible
Supply of refined oil and the movement
in Europe is also of a favorable charac
ter. The visible supply f refined oil for
the seven principal continental ports on
March 8, was o-ll,000 barrels, a decrease
of 17,000. The amount taken for con
sumption from July 1, 1SS9, to March 8,
1S90, was 2,763,000, an increase of 359,000
Nebraska is going to experiment with
sugar beets this year. Farmers are of
fered the best imported seed to be paid
for out of the proceeds of the crop, for
which an average price of S3 a ton is
promised. There seems to be little boubt
that the sugae industry will be given
great impetus this year, and the prospect
is encouraging for the production of suf
ficient of that necessary article of uni
versal consumption to supply the home
demand for it within a very few years.
The management of convicts in states'
prisons is a question tliat has enlisted tlie
careful attention of many people of
philanthropise and humanitarian impul
ses for years. Recently Ohio and one or
two other states have tried the parol or
iicket-of-leave plan to some extent, with
results that are in the main encouraging.
New Jersey is about to experiment in
that direction. Tlie prisons are overflow
ing and this plan will at least furnish re
lief. It is claimed that under its opera
tion a much larger per cent of the con
victs become good citizens. A much
better opportunity is afforded them to
get out of the bad ruts and become use
ful members of society. Besides, tho
state is relieved of a good deal of expense,
The Kansas Farmers' alliance has
struck the tariff reform idea. Its presi
dent, B. H. Clover, says: "The alliance
intends to demand a greater reduction
than any Democratic platform has ever
pledged."' That sounds heroic, it must
be allowed; but Mr. Clover was evidently
speaking ironically he didn't mean it.
The tariff measure is in course of pre
paration by the ways and means com
mittee of the house, and we take it that
the alliance has too much common sense
and prudence to compromise itself before
the public by making demands that are
idle to say the least. It is safe to say
that the tariff Avill be reformed so as to
conform to the requirements of the coun
try as a wliole but not in the especial in
terest of any one class or industrial line
of pursuit.
At a meeting of the Board of Trade of
Topeka a day or two ago, held for the
purpose of devising plans reviving busi
ness, Mayor Cofran suggested that one
good way would be for everybody to
patronize home industries as far as pos
sible buy the products of local mills
and factories, andsoforth. The idea is a
good one. Even if the local demand is
not sufficient to consume the output of
the various industrial enterprises, such
patronage affords a sort of inspiration to
all, both producers and consumers: to
the first because it is an endorsement
that is the very best character of adver
tisement away from home, and to the
second in the sense of self reliance and
independence that is of incalculable ben
efit in the development of any country
or locality. A conspicuous illustration
of this policy is had in this goodly city of
Wichita. The growth of this city and
her industrial enterprises is the result,
largely, of that line of action by its peo
In a speech in the senate in 1878 Mr.
Ingalls made a powerful argument in
favor of the free coinage of silver, and in
the course of of it gave the most striking
and eloquent arraignment of gold that
we have ever read. We quote the para
graph for the information of those crit
iques who feebly assert that our senior
senator has never proposed any measure
for the lienefit of his people, and it has
especial force just it this time when ?o
much is being said on the money ques
tion: No enduring fabric of national pros
perity can be builded on gold. Gold is
the money of monarchs; kinsrs covet it:
the exchanges of nations are effected
bj- it. Its tendency is to accumulate
in vast masses in the commercial
centers, and to move from kingdom to
kingdom in such volumes as to unsettle
values and disturb tlse finances of the
world. It is the instrument of gamblers
and speculators, and the idol of the miser
and the thief. Being the object of so
much adoration, it becomes haughty and
sensitive and whenever it is most needed
it always disappears. At the slightest
a farm it begins to look for a refuge. It
files from thy nation at war, to tlie na
tion at peaee. War makes it a fugitive.
No people in a great emenreney ever
found a faithful ally in gold'. It is the
moot cowardly and treacherous of all
metals. It makes no treaty that it kjes
not break. It lias no friends whom it
does not sooner or later betray. Armies
and navies are not maintained by gold.
In times of panic and calamity, ship
wreck and disaster, it becomes toe
chief agent and minister of ruin.
No nation ever fought a great
war by the aid of gold. On tlie
contrary, in the crisis of greatest peril it
becomes n enemy more potent than the
foe in tlie field: but when the battle is
won and rxwee lias been st-cured, gold re
appears and chums the fruits of victory.
In our own civil war it is doubtful if die
goki of New York and London did not
work n greater injure than the ponder
ami lead and irn of the refr4s. It was
the m4 invincible enemv of the public
credit. (toM paid no soldier or sailor. It
refused tlie national obligations. Tt -was
worth most -when our fortune were
lowest. Every defeat gave it increased
vaJae. It wag in open alliance wish our
enemies the world over, and aH ite ener
gies were evoked for ovur destrnctiaa.
But. as usual, whoa danger had been
averted and the victory scwred jrald
wggers to the front and aesexss tw
Its Demands and Eesolves Adopted at
the Topeka Meeting.
Tlie meeting of tlie State Farmers
alliance came to a. close Thursday, after
a tliree days' session.
A resolution was adopted instructing
the state president to send to all the sub
alliances printed petitions asking con
gress to loan monev to the farmers of
tlie countryon land at a rate of interest
not over 4 per cent.
The last legislature got a terrific scor
ing for its failure to enact laws at the
last session favorable to the laboring and
producing classes. The committee ap
pointed on Wednesday to devise ways
and means for relief from present condi
tions submitted the following report,
which was unanimously adopted:
Whereas, The last legislature was
elected on demands that were in the in
terest of the farmers, and,
Whereas, Wo believe that such acts as
they did pass were adverse in effects to
the farmers' interests, namely, the usury
law and the law making it a penal
offense to remove any property from
mortgaged premises, and
Whereas, They refused to pass any law
in regard to alien ownership of lands in
the state and refused to pass a law reduc
ing the salaries of officers as well as a
law for the publishing of school books
by the state or any law tending to relieve
the condition of our people.
Therefore, For the foregoing reasons
we do not believe that we could gain
anything by a special session of the
present legislature: and
Whereas, It is jriven as the oninion of
eminent jurists and published in the
leading papers, that no relief can be had
from the enactment of any form of re
demption law; and
hereas, Ihe mortgages on the farms
of our state have heretofore been exempt
from taxation, while the mortgagor lias
been taxed upon a full valuation of his
farm without regard to his indebtedness
thereon; therefore be it
Resolved, That a constitutional amend
ment be submitted to the people for their
action thereon, giving the legislature
power to enact laws exempting home
steads up to a certain valuation from
taxation and increasing the taxes in the
proper proportion on land owned by
aliens, non-residents of the state, syndi
cates and corporations sufficiently to
supply any deficiency caused by tlie
above exemption, and
Whereas. We believe the results can
best be obtained bv a reversal of tlie
present methods of electing our lawmak
ers; therefore be it
Resolved, That we no longer divide on
party lines and will only cast our votes
for candidates of the people, by the peo
ple and for the people.
Whereas, We believe the greatest and
most permanent relief will come from
the enactment of a law similar to that
proposed by Senator Stanford, of Cali
fornia. Therefore, We demand that our sena
tors and representatives work and vote
for the passage of such a law and would
respectfully suggest that the interest on
all loans made in each state be guaranteed
by each state te the general government
and that the state require a like guarantee
from each county on all loans made in
such count, and
Whereas, Another means of immedi
ate relief would be that the surplus now
lying in the treasury be expended in pub
lic improvements, giving employment to
labor and putting the money in the
hands of the people, where in" properly
Therefore. Ave demand that govern
ment proceed to the construction of a
double track line of railroad from some i
point in the agricultural portions of the
west, commencing not further east than
the Mississippi river, -with a view to a
final construction to the Atlantic sea
board and a like line from tlie great
lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, and that
the cost of the economical construction
of these roads be made the basis on
which all freights and fares shall be
Resolved, That the speedy control of
the legislative and executive depart
ments of our state and national govern
ments by the industrial classes uniting
their strength at the ballot box is an
imperative necessity and to secure this
result we most earnestly invite tlie
Knights of Labor, trades unions and
trades assembly of all the incorporated
cities of the state to unite with us in
helping to secure the demands herein
set forth.
Tlie report was signed bj' M. A. House
holder, chairman.
The following resolution was referred
to a committee of three with instruc
tions to give the subject matter the most
careful consideration and report at the
regular meeting of the state alliance at
the October session.
"We demand the repeal of all laws
giving district courts jurisdiction in fore
closure of real estate mortgages, and also
depriving all courLs of the power to exe
cute orders of sale in such cases. It be
ing understood that whenever the cir
sumstances of the people will permit, the
legislature is competent to pass laws
which will once more set the courts in
Notice was taken by the alliance of
the manufacturers of farm implements
who in answer to the demands of local
dealers refuse to sell through tho al
liance exchange, but sry to force the
farmer to buy of the letail dealers at
an additional co-t, the resolution says,
of 2" to 7" per cent. It was resolved
that the members of the alliance would
refuse to buy from any dealer the fann
ing implements made by any concern
that will not sell to the state agent of the
alliance at the lowest wholesale prices.
The following resolution in reference
to rejKjrt of the alliance meeting which
appeared in the Kansas City Times was
adopted :
"The Kansas City Times having pub
lished tlie statement that this convention
declared in favor of a constitutional con
vention, saying that relief can be had
only by a constitution of the people for
the" people awl by the people of the state,
we can not cloe this report without offi
cially rontradictmg this statement. Not
only'wa no such resolution adopted, but
no such nrojxmtion waa ever introduced
during the eefeion of tlie convendon."
Frew tt Nw Yt Pnw.
Theological discussions are apt te be a
little too somber, and therefore an occa
sional element of humor, of a deoorooH
sort, ought to b? welcome-. Pernon? it
for this reason that a certain cutm aC
clergymen are so much in- the habit of
protesting against what they are pit ed
to consioVr the meddling o? 'ecuhksr'
newgpgpors with current religioo otHS
tkms. At any rate, such protetft are
humorous, wnether couwaonaiy mo or
Examples are all the w5Uh ccratrring.
There wen ?wral "a weJt and th
wek before in this citv when tin 2"r
York presbytery was Jiseiisanjr, tbe U
nVm of cred revwaon. A oeaucal effort
was tA one time made to "3p th de
batesoat of print. One ddac6hMl
conservative pastor thought the whole
matter of havuu? tw r mm qnesaun
raided vat merairvooa. kw th
newspaper were sors m imm-Tp
think that the fM farth w Uxttrinz.
OUhnk cm tbe same ttd not bettero
i tnr a vear Mat kavr
aarre to corn vpm tite mmtrfr
si aft if gJwsfHer mr - I
Innbs : & : Ross.
Ladies' Muslin Underwear. All fresh, clean goods
and manufactured expressly for fine retail trade. To
move them quick wre wreck the prices to less than shoddy
goods can be sold for. TFe guarantee that no such values
have ever been shown in tlie city. Be sure and look
them over eaiiy.
New Nainsook Flouncings and Edges, all widths, at
prices that will astonish you.
We have just received another shipment of Ladies
Beaded and Braided Capes, Jackets and Wraps. Tlie
newest and best ideas at unquestionably low prices.
Every department is being daily replenished with
goods at trade winning prices.
White House of Innis & Ross.
For Bargains
not stirred up discontent with tho con
fession. Even more vehement in the
same line are many denominational or
gans. They seem to resent all treatment
of theological debates in ordinary papers
as impertinent or worse. The evident
fact that every first class daily in the
country does more and more deal witn
such topics is considered a sign of the
evil times upon which we have fallen.
Turning for a moment to the Congre
gational denomination, which at present
divides with the Pres'iyterian church the
distiction of receiving most editorial
notice on account of current theological
debates, precisely the same sensitiveness
is observable. Over and over again the
party which opposes "progressive ortho
doxy" has lately cried out and is all the
while crying out against tlie secular
press for presuming to express opinions
regarding the Andover heresy prosecu
tions and the controversy in the Ameri
can board of missions.
Now all this is very funny. A daily
paper is a newspaper. If of tho first
rank it is neither secular" nor religious,
scholastic nor scientific, litera-, mathe
matical, artistic, political, domestic,
philosophical nor practical, in
the exclusive sense of any of
these descriptive words, but is
all these things combined. A
great daily newspaper like the Press
Avould notfultill its functions if it neg
lected to discuss the Westminster con
fession of Dr. Alden's "little memoran
dum," when large numbers of people all
over the'eountry are excited about the
debates and threatened divisions, pro
duced by those infamous documents.
As well might we keep silence concern
ing the Columbus qiiadricentennial.
Tlie humor of the situation is increased
by the failure of the mossbaek critics to
observe that their own course is driving
the very class of people whom they w ish
to influence to the very clasw of papers
that they wish to disparage. Whilo
here and there a snarl is heard against
"secular" editorials on religious themes,
a chorus of appreciation comes from wide
awake church meinburs, led by clorfy
men themselves. One reason is that the
narrowness, the one-sidedneos with which
living church questions are treated in
all the regular channels of expression
which the foes of progress can control
make religious thinkers who insist ou
thinking for themselves glad to find in
the daily press impartial statements and
untrammeled discussions regarding the
highest themes.
The Way of the World.
If you steni u million golden dollars la a
The peoplu would regard you as h genius
and a trump.
If you secure but half the pile, a "shortage"
t ht would Ixj,
Whoroafe a somowhnt less amount would
be "insolvency."
To steal a tiny, paltry sum woukl d va thorn
the belief
That you were a dishonest man, a robber
and a thief.
But if you steal x loaf of bread, whereby
vour life is saved.
They'll put you into prison with the total
ly depraved. Chicago Herald.
Was a Big Day.
From the Ut. Hope Mentor.
Alger day in Wichita was a Wg day.
Old soldiers from all parts of th state
were there. Alout fifty people, we
sltould think, aUondl from this point.
Better Let 'Em Alone.
From thr Saltan Kepabliaui.
It never pays to fool wiUi editor.
Tlie fellows who attempted to burglar
ize the Murdock ItouMfioki in Wichita
liave been sentenced to twenty-alx years
in the penitentiary.
Throe Groat, But One Oreatosi.
rVom Ux Ctay Ontr UHepMca.
Tlie Wichita Eaolk appeared last week
in a spink pan new (iretw of the latest
pattern, and celebrated th erent by gt
ting out an okl time Wichita-Kansas edi
tion, making a Chicago out of the Pesr
hw Prince again. Ther ae three
great papers in Kansas and the OUt la
one oi tnem.
Imperiled Tbair CMrography.
From the Athmr Kepafettrsa.
The old soldiers had a grand tim at
Wichita on Towxiav. Thr Eaolk says
thai Postmaster Kt and W. R.
"Work, of AnthooT. were wslcotne nail
ers. We will not undertake to say how
it came that these two well known and
popular oomradW were unable to jrire
their names correct! v, but it may haw
been the pleasant smile of Marsh Jfttr
,wtr and thf WominatKMt from his red
hair that imperiled their ohirography i
upon the EaUS re-tir.
MarctL April May
in t best auelhl IS vfeirfe t PWWT 7r
for a: e- eOfww8 4wUwSSw ,qr0
U Mitt "f rVmim bmUH tk
rtll. mm . Dortacu- MM. " ' ;
hoxa iku u !mm S 7 fcrMa I
nBk sn4 HL t ItMv BUTT P9
Brnmtt ;
UMtttrvt . a tmvmm- n pvtUw mrmrr )
wr 4-- tr"-i. - -1 i- J
cmmmmtAii u trmm. HU.J X TAIU
US 0 -. Ip- '
ifC.t WOOO CPyAi m mm rim 1 a. Mmm.
in Dry Goods.
A beautiful farm in the bnnnar county
of Sedgwick, Kmibus. 1.3S0 acres- in u solid
square, new two-story houso, now barn,
larse granaries, orchard, shady trttot, never
failing troam of rumung wntar. twalvo
feet wide, through tho farm, Sw acres
fenced in pasture, 275 acm in cultivation,
fine, level, black, sjtndy loam, as pretty aa
n garden, onlv uno anil a lialf mi lew from
station. SIO.OOO cash, balance in ttva, U-o.
and fifteen years at 0 por omfc. Vorychsaji.
Owner lives east and must sell. Wnta
alKiut it. Also other farm and city prcp
orty. W. D. MCCORMICK,
dlOS-lm Flrebough Block, Wiehlta, Kan.
The Furniture Man.
S5 00 to $15 00 for
Children's Carriages.
Ho Hatoa to Differ.
FTom Uh PtirceU. I. T. Topic
The Wichita Eaolk lias Hit in an en
tire new dress and mit a Itead on its pa
per. AVe hate to differ with tho many
who Iiave been profuse in their praise of
tlie new lic-ad. but really we think that
while many of the featuresare excellent
ly designed, the wliole present an in
artifctic appearance, the lettering boing:
Imdlv crowded tojrether on each smUj of
the cut. We lat to say anything of
this kind as of course the Eagmc wiliger
a new liead, but we really think the en
graver who got up the present otw must
be au amateur.
Two Tutr-Looklas Customers.
rromtbm B4riA rutrpH.
General Hurray Myers, not "Meyers',
as tho Kaomc had it in yeaterdav's fesue
and Pont Commander John A. Wallacoi
would lie justified in bringing Milt aaJr.4
the Eaolk for slander. If it were noft
for the fact tlws artist's naina was In
cribeI thereon, we might hav len led
to believe that John Fisher ami IiankJ
Ilewe nan had been trying their hsncbii
and had imposed upon the Innocent ref
porter and mad htm beHeve the cuty
were aplendid reprenentatlrea or tho ive6
oflW-era. Two "iailfer" looking crooki
could not he found in the tat. i
Moat Loyal and Staunch Friend.
Through an oversight last wwk wi
failed to note the decided change in thi
appearance of the Eaout. It reqiilrm
considerable nerve for newspaper men UJ
indulge in new dresses during sualt
tinMH, but the EaL has always been
noted fer having an abundance of Uiaft
article, hence Um change at this Usmi,
The very firs issue under the net
head contained one at the old-ttnW,
onlr in a somewhat milder tea.
boom article fr Sedgwick nmatf
and the magical city of the we, ft
the people of th great anuthwt e?
go hark on the Eagle, ther will ureiy
demonstrate their total inability "l
predate one of the mmt lal aa4
staunr-b friends the Arkamas valley and
aoqtltwestern Xaasas has ever known.
While we do not acree with tt on ntnr
thoupt. yet it is nt gotten up for ear
apecial 'benefit, nor for any other no
man. but for the masses, rad so Ion as H
roBtaroea in that channel not ubmtti!n
to the S-tfaon of asy oatnssorromx)
of men, nwt o long will the proud mn
ronsmse to tame above all others, T30
PaaUgraph congratulate Marh upou
the neat appearance of bat great dolly.
OmnlUrtHm. II iui. lrt Jmu Wim
afSwr a mmu f ii 1 1 l a &
mm m 4mUn ta e;i iS,it rmjg$ mt
U ! er. mk a limr xrr f nmMglm il
awfi rWa. c
etjn lt
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?HL!I Tim
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