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gfte icMta gailij gagte: Sttastoj ptomino, gwttjxtst 5, 1886.
M. H. MURDOCH, Editor.
THURSDAY MORNING, AUG. 5, 188G.
For Associate) Justice
JOHN A. MARTIN,
For Lieutenant Governor
A. P. KIDDLE,
For Secretary of State
For 8tate TrenKUrtr
JAMES W. HAMILTON',
For Auditor of suto
For Attorney General
S. B. BRADFORD.
For Superintendent of Public Instruction
J. H. LAWHEAD,
HON. E. X. MORRILL,
HON. E. H. FUNSTON,
HON. B. W. PERKINS.
HON. THOMAS RYAN.
HON. A. S. WILSON,
HON. E. J. TURNER,
HON. S. R. PETERS,
Next to the Very Head.
The state board of equalization Lave
made their report of the taxable returns
made by the saveral counties of the state
and as equalized by them. Sedgwick
county.whicli stands the second county in
the state in valuation, was cut down one
million, one hundred and odd thousands,
as was Shawnee county about the same
amount. About twice the number of
counties were raised than cut. Atchison
county was raised one million of dollars
and Leavenworth county was raised over
one hundred thousand, yet Sedgwick after
being cut down more than a million leads
both. Shawnee county alone leads Sedg
wick which she would not do was not Tope-
kathe headquarters of the Santa Fe system.
The following are the relative standings
of the six wealthiest counties in Kansas:
Xext year Sedgwick, in spite of any cut
ting down by the board of equalization,
one of the youngest counties in the state,
will stand at the head.
REPUBLICAN COUNTS' CONVENTION.
The Republican County Convention for the
pnrpose of nominating candidates for the
foLlowiiig officers, Probate Judge. County
Attorney, District Clerk, Superintendent of
Public Instruction and Coroner, will be held
in the city of Wichita on the 4th day of Sep
tembcr, 188G,at 11 o'clock a. m. at the oiiorn
There will aIo be held at the same time
and place, and after tho adjournment of said
county convention, a convention to nominate
a candidate for representative for the
Eighty-second Representative district.
1 here will also be held ou the same day and
after the adjournment of Niid county conven
tion, convention in the First ward of the
city of Wichita, for the purpose of nominat
ing a candidate for representative for the
Eighty-fourth Representative district.
yuniny, tlie third day of September,
1SS at 12 o'clock in. of said day, at tho city
of Goddard, there- will bor held a convention
for the purpose of nominating a candidate
for Representative for the Eighty-third Rep
resentative district and for the purpose of
nominating a candidate for the office ot coun
ty commissioner for the Third Commissioner
Said conventions are called by order of the
Republican Central Committee, and tho
townships and wards will Ikj entitled to tho
following number of delegates:
First ward 15
Second Ward 10
Third Want 9
Fourth Ward - 13
Fifth Ward 4
Lincoln township 4
Payne township 3
Nineha township 3
Grant township 7
Keciu townbtilp 4
Wichita township 9
Gypsum townsh I p 3
Kockford township (upper precinct) 3
Rockford township (lower precinct) 3
l'art township (west or IJig river) 4
l'ark townsnip'(eastof Big river) 3
Greeley township 5
Sherman township 3
Union township 5
Delano township 5
Attica township 5
Garden Plain township (upper precinct) 2
Garden Plain township (lower precinct) 8
Grand River township 2
Waco township (i
Illinois township 2
Afton tounbhii 2
Morton towiiahl p 7
balem township 4
Ohio township 2
N 1 noi-cali township 7
Violo township 2
Krie township 2
Valh'3' Center townihii) (east of river) 4
Valley Center township (weBt of river,) 2
Encle towhehip 4
Tho primaries to elect said delegates will
Ikj held on Thursday, Septcmlier -ncl, 1SS, at
tho usual voting places. In the country the
polls i ill Ikj ojened from 2 o'clock to 4 o'clock
p. in., and in the city from 2 o'clock until
0:.'!0 p. 111. E. U. Jewktt, Chairman.
M. S. Rochelle Secretary
To the Editor of the Eagle.
Three fine rains during the past week,
therefore everybody is happy. Most farm
ers think that this township will have more
corn this season than last, notwithstanding
our four weeks of dry weather.
Messrs. Huff fc Glascr have about com
pleted their carp pond, and w ill stock it
the coming week.
There is another candidate for school
privileges at the residence of Mr. E. Cal
loway it's a boy, consequently Ed is the
happiest'man in Salem township.
Mr. and Mrs. Gregg and two children
are sick with the typhoid fever.
Clint Church has about lost his eyesight,
James McAdam and family and William
Silverwood have gone on a trip to Califor
nia, nicy expect to ue gone about six
3Iiss Sadie Joserand has gone on a visit
Uncle Sam delivered the Eagle on time
last week, something he has not been in
the habit of doing lately. Ephraim.
So many of "Wichita's prominent Demo
crats are absent attending the state conven
1 ion at Leavenworth, that we are enabled
to stand more water than usual.
THE BULL BUTTER BUSINESS.
The Kansas City Times is doing some
lively kicking liecnusc the president signed
the oleomargarine bill. The Eagle sug
gested that Phil Armour's fat vats at Kan
sas City would raise a bigger stink now
than ever. One of the big industries of
Kansas City has been the bull butter busi
ness, and Cleveland's action is an awful
blow to the gut fat vats of oleomargarine
Mr. Judd was appointed postmaster of
Chicago with a view, it was said at the
time, to the promotion of civil service re
form, lie has been engaged in that work
now for about a year, and the record shows
that he has discharged twenty-live of the
thirty-three chiefs of divisions in the olllce
and made 2'2', changes in the carrier and
clerical forces; and. singularly enough, all
of the new appointees are Democrats.
To the Editor of the Eaglo.
We have "done up" Lake Minnetonka
with its numerous hotels, one of which, the
La Fayette'is 600 feet long, and from three
to five stories high. The lake has from
twelve to fifteen steamers, all seemingly
very busy carrying passengers and excur
sion parties.? e have also visited Calhoun
lake aud "Harriet lake, and Minnehaha
Falls, where some of the ramblers drank
"spring chickens." If you don't believe
it ask Fritz Suitzler.
We have also done up this city, and I
must say that for large, expensive business
buildings, mills, and beautiful costly res
idences and grounds this city surpasses any
city I ever saw. The most conspicuous of
these is the new residence of W. D. Wash- :
burn, the big mill man. The house and
grounds occupy a full square on a hill or
elevation, The house is built of Lake
Superior pink sandstone, with granite base
ment. It cost $225,000. The barn
is built of pressed brick with stone
trimming, and probably cost several times
as much as the best house in our town.
The grounds are laid out with graveled
drives aud walks, and terraced and beauti
fied with all sorts of plants, trees and shrub
bery. There are more beautiful lawns in
the residence part than I ever saw before
in one cit, and the' are better kept and
cared for. No expense seems to be spared
to make them so.
A portion of our part' will go to Duluth
this week and take some fish out of Lake
Superior, if they will bite.
We arc having a splendid time and en
joying ourselves hugely, if not more.
Some of our party talk of going out to
Lake Indcpcnence, where Col. Woodcock
and party are. The hear that the Colonel
has a large lot of "cut bait" for them, and
will entertain them princely with his fish
stories. Yours, 5:c.,
0"K OF THE R.VMULKKS.
To the Editor of the Eiole. .
The seventh annual premium list of the
Arkansas Valley Agricultural society is
ready for distribution, and may be found
at any of the principal places of business in
Wichita, and at the office of the secretary.
The premiums offered are as liberal as the
managers felt justified in offering in the
several classes, so as not to lead to financial
embarrassment in paying them at the close
of the fair. A goodly number of extra and
specials are offered by friends of the fair.
The admission to the grounds will be 35
cents. No games of chance or gambling
will be permitted on the grounds during
the fair, which opens Sept. 20th and closes
Sept. 24th. Friday Sept. 24th is set apart
as "children's day," when all the school
children will be admitted to the exhibition
free of charge, accompanied by their teach
ers. A caretul perusal of our premium list
will be found of interest to our farmers,
and in fact every citizen of Sedgwick coun
ty; as we have endeavored to set forth not
only the merits of our fair, but have in
cluded a small share of information rela
tive to the prosperity of the city of Wich
ita and the county at large. On pages 81
to 83 will be found a summary
of city publications, Wichita cor
porations and assessment valuation of
property both real and personal, population
of city and county, and Wichita's building
boom. On page 79 will be found a list of
the leading agricultural publications; and
on pages 75 and 77 a partial list of fairs and
exhibitions in Kansas and other states.
Class L. on pages 67 and 69 contains a list
of special and miscellaneous premiums in
addition to those in the regular list.
It is incumbent upon every citizen of
Sedgwick county who is interested in her
welfare and her agricultural interests to
contribute of his or her handiwork or pro
ducts to do something in the way of tin ex
hibit. We anticipate a large attendance
from abroad with exhibits in stock. Re
quests for premium lists are made from
other counties and other states every day,
with a promise to meet with us. The state
board of agriculture requests that we send
a sample of our several exhibits of grain,
grasses, etc., that are not perishable, to the
society at Topeka, after our fair cerals 1-2
peck sample and grasses a small bunch
carefully tied. With a little care in mak
ing selections we can stand at the head of
the list. The exhibitions given by this so
ciety during ths past years have been a suc
cess, and with a small amount of special
effort by each and ever' one, this year's
exhibit can be made a mammouth one that
will far surpass all former ones, and be a
credit to our booming city and county.
D. A. Mitchell, Secty.
August 4th, 1886.
REAL ESTATE! REAL ESTATE!
THE LATEST IS
CAPITAL -:- HILL -:- ADDITION,
Situated between Second street and Central avenue. There are only
eight lots, containing about two and a half acres each. This tract
is as fine as any on the Hill just east of the city. For prices and
terms call at my of f ice.
Vacant Lots in every part of the city, and don't forget we can
give you some fine bargains. 6
BUSINESS -:- PROPERTY.
We have three lots on Water street.
We have twenty-five lots on Main street.
We have several on Market street.
We have twelve lots on Lawrence avenue.
We have six lots on Topeka avenue.
Wehave six lots on Emporia avenue and several on Fourth ave
nue. These are all close to Douglas avenue, and if you want a bar
gain in Business Lots do not fail to see me and get prices.
RESIDENCE -:- PROPERTY.
In endless profusion in every part of the city.
rod?5SPROl!ER?Yi-We nave a number of fine pieces of land in
tracts of from five to forty acres. We have several of these tracts
at such prices that a fine profit could be realized at once.
FARMS AND STOCK RANCHES
f YeTZ description all over Kansas. Ranches of from one thous
and to three thousand acres fine land, and farms at from $10 per
acre up. Come and see me and be convinced.
STRANGERS . ALWAYS . WELCOME.
Correspondence promptly attended to. Money Invested for
non-residents when desired. Please remember that I have no other
business but Real Estate. If you want Real Estate come and see
me or write.
THE CAMPELL NORMAL
THE TRULY GOOD.
Sumner county will hold her annual fair
at Wellington for 1SSC from September 7th
to the 10th. Mr. T. A. Hubbard, the pres
ident of the association, announces that the
'issociatiou will, for this year, employ ex
pert judges on all live stock, consequently
exhibitors from a distance will have fair
play and undoubted justice. Prof. E. M.
Shelton, of the State Agricultural college,
will pason cattle. Governor Martin, Sen
ator Plumb and Congressman Peters wil
be in attendance on the 9th.
The Sumner county fair for 1SS6 will be,
undoubtedly, a fine attraction and a big
THAT PISCATORIAL PARTY.
MixsKAVOLis, Minn., Aug. 2, '88.
To the Editor of the Easle:
Di:ak Eagle We mi you muchly.
Send my bird in care of the St. Charles
We arc having a bos time. October
weather here, iisJiing good anywhere. We
were all out to Minnehaha falls, it is a
daisy. We were all having- our pictures
taken and all looking as pretty as we could,
when an impudent yellow jacket stung
Mrs. E. P. Ford on the noe. Under the
circumstances it was quite a task forher to
keep her best looks on, but the picture is
good all the same. This is a summer par
adise. Wc will camp at Lake Hariett, on
the motor line about midway between Lake
Minetonka and Minneapolis, right in the
midst of fishing, boating, etc. '
Yours trulv, J. B. York.
Quenemo. Kan-as, Workman.
Governor John A. Martin, Lieutenant
Governor A. P. Riddle and Tim McCarty,
an ex-saloon keeper, are fair samples of the
means used by the republican party to en
force prohibition. Each of them are re
ported as "moderate drinkers," but Tim, it
h said, takes his "piees." Give prohibi
bitionists the platform, but give anti-pro-hibs
the men, has been, is now and will be
the policy of the republican party."
The Workman of course claims to repre
sent the better people of this world, the
truly good prohibitionists, and yet it will
stoop to such malicious libel as is contained
in the paragraph quoted above. For the
purpose of making an imaginary
point against the republican par
ty it " publishes a statement
utterly groundless and absolutely faKc.
We do not understand that either Governor
Martin or Lieutenant-Governor Riddle are
even moderate drinkers, and it is a fact
which has become notorious by publication
on reliable authority that Tim McCarthy
has not drank a drop of intoxicating liquor
in sixteen years. If to be truly good is to
be uncharitable and careless whether the
lip speak truth or falsehood, to delight in
the weakness of man, to revile and villify
the men whom the people recognize as wor
thy, to "Thank God I am "not as other
men," to be hypocritical and deceitful, then
then we Ivlieve that the majority of men in
all political parties will pray to be delivered
from such association. Yfe are not yet
ready to believe that the conscience of man
kind i so warped that it will not roent
such hypocrasy and cant. Commonwealth.
DEATH OF SAMUEL J. TILDEN.
In the death of lion. Samuel J. Tilden
America loes one of the prominent figures
of the present generation. He was a great
man in even station to which he was
called, not only as the great reform gov
ernor of the Empire state, but as a f ramer
of constitutions, as a legislator and as a
lawyer. He was born in 2ew York state
and was admitted to the bar in Xew York
city. As a politician of the higher plane
he probably has had few equals in this
country, and as a shrewd counselor in par
tisan councils he was unapproachable.
Peace to his ashes.
To the Editor of the Eagle.
While taking a vacation ramble in the
northern part of the state I had the good
fortune to be in the beautiful little city of
Holton during commencement week of
the Campbell Normal university.
The school year of this university con
sists of forty-eight weeks, the extra sum
mer term of eight weeks being a great ac
commodation fpr teachers, thus bringing
commencement later in the year than in
the majority of our colleges.
This normal school has made rapid pro
gress during its four years' existence, the
enrollment for the past year being 459 stu
dents, probably as good a record as any in
stitution in the state.
Among the pleasant events of commence
ment week was the Alumni banquet held
in the spacious grounds of President J. II.
Miller's home. Although but the third
meeting of this alumni association it was
highly enjoyed by the old students, who
take the same interest in their alma mater
as do the alumnii of the National normal
university of Lebanon, Ohio, of which
this school is an outgrowth.
The alumnal address a most effective
and able one was delivered by one of the
ladies of the lcass of '85.
Thursday, July 29, was devoted to the
orations of the two graduating classes. The
teachers' class, numbering twelve members,
occupied the time in the afternoon.
The scientific class, containing ten mem
lers, held the closest attention of the au
dience for over three hours in the evening.
The presentation of diplomas was made
by Dr. Havens, D. D., who forty-three
years ago graduated from Yale, thirty
three years of which time was spent in the
ministry in New Haven. In his remarks
to the class aud audience, he made the
statement that some of tbe orations deliv
ered that evening, were equal iu merit to
any he had ever heard.
We predict for this institution a brilliant
future. It has a corps of able instructors,
an elegant building, which was erected
through the generosity of Mr. Campbell,
from "whom the school received its name)
and good hoarding at reasonable rates, both
in clubs and private families, can be ob
tained. The faculty take a personal interest in
the students and endeavor to make their
stay with them as pleasant and profitable
To all . ho contemplate taking a course
of study, either special or regular, I would
advise vou to consular the advantages
Campbell Normal University.
One ok the Alumni.
Wichita, - - Kansas
CARD OF FACTS
THE STRUGGLE FOR KANSAS TERRITORY
From the Railway Age.
The struggle for the possession of Kan
sas by rival railway compjuiies grows still
more fierce, and an astonishing number of
new lines are now in progress or contem
plation. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa
Fe company, which was the pioneer line in
a large part of that state, and to which very
much of the prosperity of Kansas is now
uue, eviuenuy nas no intention ot giving up
io new comers ine nem wnicn it lias done
so much to make inviting. Liist year a
company entitled the Chicago, Kansas and
Western was incorporated for the avowed
purpose of building some 2,400 miles of
railroad, aud it was eventually developed
that this was in effect the Atchison. Tooeka
and Santa Fe company. Uuder this char
ter it hits already this year completed about
loU miles ot road and has some 3o0
miles more ready for 'the track,
with large additions contemplated
in the central and southern parts of the
state. Nowthe same great company pro
poses to push forward in northern and
western Kansas, and it has secured the in
corponatiou of the Kansas and Nebraska
railroad company, with a capital of $3.V
500,000 for the stated purpose of building
no less than sixteen lines one or more run
ning across the entire breadth of the state
and others branching north and south at
frequent intervals. Meantime the Missouri
Pacific aud the Chicago, Hock Island and
Pacific are pushing into the same "fields
which the Atchison proposes to occupy,
and the race between these great corpora
tions will involve the expenditure of an
enormous amount of capital and the em
ployment of a vast army of men, and will
form a markable history of the youthful
state. Happily ttic contact winch is now
to be waged upon its plains will be blood
less, and is for the purpose of up-building
mid peopleing the state instead of laying it
A Classical and Scientific School for
WILL OPEN' FOIi THE SCHOOL TEAK
Monday, Septeabsr 6?fa, 1886.
FOR PABTICCLARS OR CATALOOTJE ADDRESS:
Pro'f. J. M. Naylor,
Rev. J. D. Hewitt,
GRAND PUBLIC SALE AND SHOW.
RAILROAD BUILDING IN THE WEST.
From the Chicago Journal.
Certain English newspapers are express
ing the opinion that the various railroad
enterprises contemplated and underway in
the United Statss will not le profitable.
The theories of these writers is that we al
ready have too many railroads and that all
or much of the new mileage projected will
be in the nature of overbuilding.
This only shows how little Englislimen
know of America By far the greater por
tion of the new lines will be built in the
west and northwest, and will run through
territory that is very rich in agricultural
and mineral resources, and which issettline
up rapidly. Many of the new lines will
le in the nature of feeders to old established
roads, rnnning into new and rich regions,
which will IxTfilled with settlers in advance
of the railroads. It is astonishing how
rapidly this new agricultural territory of
the west develops. In Kansas. Nebraska
and Dakota towns spring up as if by magic
when it is known that a railwav.eonnectfon
is assured, and these towns become the cen
ter of extensive and fruitful farmins dis-
! tricts. There can be no risk in buildinc
railroads into such a country, so long as
they are not built parallel to'old lines," but
j ruaen out imo new ana unopenea lemiory.
By T. A.
POLAND CHINA and LARGE ENGLISH BERKSHIRE SWINE.
I -will offer for sale and sell at my farm,
ROME, 7 Miles South of Wellington,
On Tuesday. August 24th. 1886, beginning at 1 p. m., about 200 high
grade and Thoroughbred Shorthorn Cattle, classed about as fol
lows: About 100 Cows, 3 to 5 yerrs old; 50 Yearlings, 50 Calves and
10 Bulls : also a portion of my grand Show Herd of Hogs.
Will also sell some Grade Norman Mares and Work: Horses. The
Cows are bred to Thoroughbred Shorthorn Bulls, and are extra Ken
TERMS: One year's time with approved security, at 6 per cant, in
terest from day sale; 5 per cent, off for cash.
A Grand Barbecue and Free Dinner for All.
Trains leave Wellington at 12:10 p. m. for Roma
I have for sale at private deal a nice lot of fine show pigs and 1
and 2-year-old Shorthorn bulls. Come and see ma
To the Citizens of Wichita and Snrronnding Country :
Knowing that room exists in your thriving city for & flrat-clasB
Live Out-Fittingr Houaa, we have determined to pitch
our tent in Wichita, and enter the list
TO "WIIsT THE PRIZE.
We come among you with no flourish of trumpet as to what we
can do. but we are SQARhl IN THE FIQaT for competi
tion and by
14 AUGUST 14
Will open for your inspection the largest and best selected stock of
Mens and Boys Clothing,
Gents Furnishing Goods,
Hats and Caps,
Trunks and "Valises,
Ever placed before the citizens of Kansas.
Our buyers are now in in the Eastern market, placing large
orders, nd selecting the latest styles and best goods.
We shall sell strictly at
COSTS PRICE TO ALL,
and aa we buy exclusively for CASH, we demonstrate to you
what Low Prices mean.
We havw leased for a term of years the commodious building
on the corner of Douglas and Lawrence Avenues, and wish you to
call on the occasion of
OTTIR, Q-R-A-lSnD oPEisriisra-
Of which due nocicd will be given. Yours truly.
ONE PRICE CLOTHIERS.
CORNER DOUGLAS and LAWRENCE AVENUES, No. 228.