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& t ' zA "'4 . . ' 1 " J V1 "V S U iJ Z Efee mtcfoita gailij gagls: gatuttfas X0rtiiw0; txgnst 2X, 1886. 2 " ''. ' "-'i:-'mwm!mm bS SlgvT fissile H. 31. MUKDOCK, Editor. SATTRDAY MORNING, AUG. 21,1880. REPUBLICAN TICKET. STATU TICKET. For Associate Justice D. 31. VALENTINE, , rrauklln county. For Governor JOHN A. MARTIN, Atchison county. For Lieutenant Govcrnor- Ottawa county. For Secretary of State K. 13. ALLEN. Sedgwick count; For State 1tim.su.it-- JA3IES W. HAMILTON, Sumner county. For Auditor of State- ..., TlMOrilY MCCARTHY, Pawnee county. For Attorney General ,. S. B. BRADFORD. Osage county. For Superintendent of Public Instruction J. II. LAWHEAD. Bourbon county. TOIt CONGItUSSMEN. First District nnv. v.. MORRILL. Brown county. Second District r HON. E. II. FUNSTON. Allen county. Third District , HON. B. W. PERKINS, Neosha couuty. Fourth District HOX. TIIOMAS RYAN. Shawnee county. Fifth District- HON". A. S. WILSON. Washington county. Sixth District. HOX. E. J. TURNER, Sheridan count-. Seventh DUtrlcf HOX. S. R. PETERS. Harvey county. JCDICIAL-lsth DISTKICT. Forjudge HON. T. B. WALL. .Sedgu Ick County. REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION. The Republican County Convention for the purpose of nominating candidates for the following oilieers, Probate Judge. County Attorney, District Clerk, Superintendent of Public Instruction and Coioner, iill be held in the city of Wichita on the 4th day of Sep tember, 10, at 11 o'clock a. 111. at theopeia house. There will also be held at the .same time "and place, and after the adjournment of said county convention, a convention U nominate a candidate for representative for the Eighty-second Representative district. There will also be held on the same day and after the adjournment of said county conven tion, a 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. On Friday, the thii d da of September, 1SS0, at 12 o'clock- in. of aid day, at the city of Goddard, there will be 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 district. Said conventions are called by order of the Republican Central Committee, and the townships and wards will be entitled to the following number of delegates: Firat ward 15 Second Ward 10 Third Ward Fourth Ward 13 Fifth Ward 4 Lincoln township 4 Payne towmdiip 3 Xineha t-wnaliip .'! Grant township 7 Kechl t wiishlp 4 Wichita township Gypsum towiihlnp s ltockfurd lownshin fanner precinct) ."5 Rockford towiielil (lower precinct) 3 Park township (wi-stof Bijc river) 4 Park township (eastof Kii? rivtr) 3 Greeley t twnahip Sherman township 3 Union t'twn-hlp Delano township " Attica twnahip 5 Garden Plain township (upper precinct) 2 Garden Plain townahip (lower precinct) 3 Grand Uir r township 2 Wnco townshii Illinois toivtinhip 2 r lion township z Morton township r-aleni township 4 Ohio township 2 Nlnescah township J Violo townahip - Erie township 2 Valb-v Center township (e.ist o river) 4 Valley O tt-r township (w BlofriverJ 2 Eagle towh-lup 4 The primaries to elect said delegates will be held on Thursday, Septcmlser Shitl, 1SSG, at the usual voting places. In the country the polls will be ocncil from 2 o'clock to 4 o'clock p. m., and in the city from 2 o'clock until 0:30 p. in. E. 1$. Jewett, Chairman. M. S. Rochelle Secretarv Is the Wichita Eagle's bra; press out of whack again? Better send it back, and have it melted over. Kansas Chief. On reading Hie above we pulled out our w.itoh and counted the click of the "br:ur press" which was then printing aud folding just thirtj'-four weekly Eagle's per min ute. Until we am hear of a press in the state excelling that perfonnance we guess the melting process w ill bo deferred. It may be that woa.ro moie than ordin arily obtuse but the Winlield Courier's list of "land slides" breaks us all up, or, at least, .some initials connected therewith have that tendency. About every other description terminates with the capital let ters "A C." The other descriptions have no initials of any character. A gentleman handed us a copy of-that paper yesterday, and asked us for an interpietation. We hope the Courier will enlighten this section. - GRAIN RATES. The Kansas railway commissioners have rendered a decision fixing grain rates on the Santa Fe and Union Pacific from points in Kansas to Kansas City. "Wheat and corn are the articles named and a table cov ering all points has been issued. We don't imajrine that the rate will help as heavy a market and closely competitive point as Wichita, hut the following are the rates for the "Wichita and Southwestern, the distance and rate n each hundred pounds of grain bcimr eiven: Miles. uaie. IS IS lit 20 11) 20 Sedgwick City l'.Vi Valley Center 202 Wichita -1- Dcrby Mulvauo '5 AVelliugtou 241 Caldwell -"' Winfield -41 Arkansas City 2oo DAVIBLUE BLOOD. From the AtchNon Champion. There has never been much aul of the kovhood of Jefferson Davis. It h:is been suited, of coirrse, that he was born in Ken tucky, but his life from that event till he entered Wet Point, has scarcely lccn men tioned. A writer in the Louisville Com ier Jmirniil ssivs that Jefferson Davis' father was a Georgian, who removed to Christian county. Kentucky where Jeff. Davis was born.'theucc to Attakapas, Lousiana, and thence to Wilkinson county, Mississippi, when Jeff was about ."5 pears old. His edu cational advantages were received at what was called an "academy," at Woodvillc, Mississippi, thence he went to Transylva nia university. Kentucky, and thence to West Point. While the Davis family seem to have been possessed of some property and political influence, there seems to be no reason to believe that their blood was con sidered especially "blue." WITH THE SETTING SUN. Wichita People on Coast. the Pacific A Graphic Letter From Colonel Mil ton Stewart to the Eagle. To the Editor of the Eagle. Sax Francisco, Cal., Aug. 13th, 'SC On the eve of my departure from this city after an absence of nesirly three weeks from Wichita, most of the time being spent here, I square myself for the purpose of re deeming a promise made 3'ou to write up the incidents of this trip for the Eagle. Even at this late day I feel reluctant to commence the performance of this duty, for the reason that the path I must go over, is a well trodden one to Wichita people, and there is absolutely nothing of the mar velous left me to recount which has not been far better told b' yourself and others about California. But men see the same ob ject oftentimes with eyes that do not see alike, buoyed up with this hope I leave all preliminaries to windward and proceed to give you the impression left on my mind of a country and a people which since 1849, when the California fever broke out in the east, and depopulated rural towns of all the daring and adventurous spiiits they con tained, has held in abeyance a charm for mo which the occasion of the national en campment of the G. A. 11. has broken by an actual realization of all my day di earns dating away back to the time when there was no Pacific railroad, before the day even when IIoiaceGicelcy took the historical stage ride down a mountain pass, Avith Hank Alonck as chief engineer. Our party from Wichita numbered about forty sight-seers, two of whom weie "forty niners" outside of these, none had ever seen the .sun go down across the Pacific wa ters. For myself, the trip through Xew Mexico and Arizona, was a revelation. The primithe condition of the country, Ahoso inhabitants for the most part live in one story mud huts, such doubtless, as their re mote ancestors occupied, and such as the barbarians and semi-civilized people of Asia and Africa now occupy, is a marvel in the nineteenth century in enlightened America. In all the ride through this scope of coun try the feeling was uppermost in my mind, when I beheld these rude structures, or saw the naties cutting grain with a sickle and threshing it out on the hard ground with their ponies' feet and winnowing it in the wind as in the days of Kuth and Naomi, that I was in some Oriental land looking at civilization that was old when the wise men saw the star in the east. And the more im pressive this became wheu all cultivation was loft behind and we entered the vast do main of .sage brush, yucca palms, cactus, silence and drouth. This country for the moxt part answers to this description until you approach the land tributary to Los Angeles. You pass at once from the desert to the oasis. Los Angeles is more than an oasis- it is the garden of eden modernized, with the wild beasts cast out aud Adam and Eve with a numerous progeny and the devil too. for the matter of that, all en gaged in horticulture. A. L. Austin, formerly of Wichita, con ducted our party over many by and perhaps forbidden paths, to where the orange trees in .symmetrical iows drooped their branches with next year's harvest, presenting to the yearning palate, here and there, a golden apple, sweet as honey, from last spring's crop. As we drove over the dusty roads mile after mile, small farms as a rule, watered by irrigation, met the eye. all or nearly all devoted to the cultivation of oranges, apricots, English walnuts and grapes. Gee whiz! Austin took us to a vineyard of 275 acres the proprietor was away and ho told us to help ourselves. There was a dozen or more in the parly and in thice minutes time ever man and boy down to Uncle Johnnie Carpenter was staggering under a load of black Alhambra grapes that would have put a Chinaman on his metal to carry. The people of Los Angeles met us with open arms. Our party being all prohibi tionists failed in "taking in" all the well meant hospitalities of this generous people, for I was told by an Emporia man that un derneath the hall in whioh our whole party v.cic served to a sumptuous banquet was California wine on tap gratis. I think he said something about beer also. Well, we were all soiry to leave the "city of angels." It is the boss place to live cheaply and en joy life. There are a number of Wichita people residing here, among them Doc Marshall, A. Granger, Packer and Mrs. Stull, nee Jennie Soulte. We made the 11111 from Los Angeles here via Bartow, in a day and a half, suf fering a good deal from heat in the great Mojave desert and in the valley of the San Joaquin. This is a broad and beautiful expanse of level land, almost wholly given up to wheat raising. In crossing the Sierra Madro mountains the scenery was very im- pressne, one leaturo nemg a loop in me railway, said to be the finest feat in engi neering ever penormeu on mis comment. On arriving in this city wc found every thing a jam, still there was ample provision made for all, and inside of two hours our whole party was comfortably quartered in different localities in the city. The pro cession, which marched through the streets of San Francisco for siv miles or more, was in my judgment not equal to its predeces sor on the shores of the Atlantic last sum mer. Kansas made a much better display, as she was figuring for a stake in the inter est of Topeka, which was conceived in folly and resulted in total defeat. The encampment was large and disor derly, but in the main level headed. Com mander Burdett is a strong man mentally and physicaly, a fine pre- sidimr officer, but on more than one occasion the encampment broke clear away from his control, notably when a resolution was introduced condeming the actiouof one of Cleveland's secretaries in lowering the flag at half mast on the death of the arch traitor Jacob Thompson. Paul VanDervoort made a tier- speech in favor of the resolution. At the conclusion some one started up "John Brown's body," the western men rose en-mass and swelled the chorus until Odd Fellow's hall from cellar to dome echoed the old song. Burdett failed to grasp the situation, but hammered away for dear life through the first two verses when seeing the futility of his efforts to restore order until the boys had their say, as it were, he caught on and gracefully submitted, as the whole house did when Jeff Davis for thfr bilionth time was being hung on an imaginary sour apple tree. The encampment made an admirable choice in the selection of officers for the en suing year. Lucius Fairchild, the one armed ex-governor of Wisconsin is an honor to any organizotion. Kansas helped to make him commendcr-in-chief, voting nearly solid for him on both ballots. St. Louis won the prize of location for the next encampment through the personal efforts of General Sherman, even then it was a rub between her and Nashville. At no previous encampment have visiting comrades been the recipients of so much kindness as the one that has taken place in this city. The banquets and the excursions I for one, have had a surfeit of. There has been an Oakland day free ride and ban quet, a San Jose day ditto, a Sacramento day with numerous stoppages, and banquet at each place. Eighteen hundred persons sat down to a banquet under one roof in Sacra mento. Here about eight hundred filled the chairs and listened to speeches from Logan, Sherman, Black and other celebrities. San Francisco did her self proud. I doubt if any city on the continent can entertain so royally. The decorations were equal to those of any two cities where encampments have been held. There is something in the atmosphere of this city that renders it very attractive at this season of the year to ti Kansan. Talk of delightful climates but the climate of San Francisco takes the cake. The mer cury today stood at GO: it has gone but lit tle higher than this during my stay here. I have had to invest in heavy underclothing and kick myself twice a day for neglecting to bring my ovei coat along, and the' tell me the beauty of this climate is that it is no colder in winter than in summer. Another thing that surprises me is the cheapness of living. For instance my family composed of three took supper tonight (they call it dinner here) at the Palace restaurant. The fare consisted of the usual array of coudimen and pickles, celery, three kinds of bread, butter, fried tender loin of sole, sea bass, oyster patties, potatoes, coffee and strawberries and cream all for 00 cents, or, 18 1-3 cents for each one. My little boy bought to-day fifteen pears for a nickel, and he has come home loaded everr day with a large paper bag filled with plums, peaches, pears and grapes all for one dime. I neglected to say that in the bill of fare given, about ten cents added to it would have purchased a bottle of wine, bear or ale. The sights to be seen in and around the city are numerous and attrac tive. The visit to Chinatown, either day or night, is, in my judgment taking the lead. I will, perhaps spread myself in an other letter upon this subject and other points of interest; but in case I do not, I must not forget to state that I met the Rev. John Kirby the other day, and Mr. Monser, who used to live out near the Cowskin. Kirby is pi caching at Stockton, but expects the con ference will change him to a more agree able location, lie is wedded to California. Wc tried to make Monser sick by telling him that the farm he sold last spring was about to be platted and taken into the city, lie icplied that he would not give ten acres of ground in the San Joaquin valley for the best quarter-section in Sedgwick county. We wilted. We aie the last of our party to leave San Francisco. Otheis may not leave it with regret, but we do, ior "it may be lor years aud it may be forever." 31. S. ST. JOHN, STAFFORD COUNTY. To the Editor of the Eagle. Stafford county is almost in the center of our great state and directly in the famous Arkansas valley. It was first organized in 1S79, and had at that time a population of less than 300; since then the number of inhabitant-, has grown to nearly ten thousand and is still rapidly increasing. The qual ity of soil in the county is uncqualed by any in the state, consisting of a deep black loam, resting upon a light colored subsoil, partly of loam, clay and gra el. The water supply is also of the very best, perfectly free from alkali, and 'is well distributed over the county, springs are numerous, and the purest water can be obtained in abund ance at a depth of from 1(1 to 25 feet. The city of St. John is the permanent county seat and located in the geographical center of the county, and lies in a beautiful valley. The town site is an excep tionally line one, and was evidently selected with an eye to beauty and usefulness as the location consists of a broad plattemi of sufficient elevation to permit of excellent drainage and also a delightful view of the surrounding country. At no distant day this will in all probability become the em porium for a densely bcttled community, aud it will not be drawing too much upon the imagination to picture here a beautiful and prosperous city with !rom fifteen to twenty thousand people within the next ten years. There is now a goovi demand for business and residence property, and this is the golden opportunity for investors who are looking for good Kau.is property, to visit this thriving young city, if they de sire real estate that must increase in value at a very rapid rate. Those who contem plate coming to St. John will find a tlafs of citizens who arc energetic and alive to every measure or interest that will tend towaals the upbuilding of their splendid town. The population of the ' city last March was over SOO, since then it 1 has almost doubled and can safely now be ' estimated all. 300. More than 1 00 build- ! ings have also been erected this season and before the close of the year the number will be greatly increased. Eight new brick and stone buildings are in process of con struction, besides a number of handsome residences. There are other important im provements under consideration which must also add to the appearance and pros perity of the city. KA1LKOADS. The citv of St. John is especially favored in this respect, the Santa Fe having com pleted their road to this point last June, and bonds have also been voted for two more trunk lines, the Wichita & Colorado or the Eagle line, and the Denver, Mem his & Atlantic roads. With these three great trunk lines centering here this city will eventually become one of the best rail road centers west of Wichita. While here representing the Eagle sev eral days ago your correspondent enjoyed a very pleasant visit and was introduced to the business men by that prince of real estate men,' Mr. J. C. Hoole, of the firm of noole & Fuller, and the following list of business firms are men of enterprise and carry extensive stocks of goods: Dry goods exclusively 31. J. Wein berg, S. Degen & Co. Dry goods and groceries J. Vaughn & Co., Gloyd Bros. & Fry, Shaler, Cashion fc Co., Wm. Mills, Lovejoy & Glasscock. Groceries Weilepp & Shepherd, Tudor & Ring, Rixon & Kerns, John Kennedy. Hardware and farm machinery Gilbert & Gray, F. C. Shaler, Balch & Dalton, Brinkman & Gwin. Restaurants Cline & Co., Durham & Kector, Morton & Harlan, Samuel Berger. Druggists A. G. Bradt,Erwiu & Plank, Winner & Brodie, S. Roberds & Co. Banks State bank. W. R. Hoole, cash ier; First National, R. W. Thompson, cashier. Lumber yards Martin fc Gloyd Bros., St. John & Marsh Company, Briukham & Gwinn, F. C. Cullani & Co. Meat market John Pattou, P. B. Lan terbuch & Co. Livery and feed stables Lamoreaux & Hoole, Shepherd & Douglas. Leslie & Neal. Hotels Commercial house, Chas. Haw kins, proprietor; City Hotel, J. G. Corn wall, pioprietor; St. John house, J. D. Davis, proprietor. Real estate and loans Hoole, Fuller & Co., Weeks & Baldy, J. R. Perry & Co., F. B. Gilmore, L. 11. Fisher, Towusley & Wittcn, Swart. Bros., P. F. Frcst, C. II. REAL ESTATE! - G. W. Wicliita, DIGHTON s EXCURSION ! ! Return Tiekets Good for Two Weeks. i wSRfcM3B"i Can Be Taken in For Only $9.90 for Including Stage Both Ways Between Garden City and DighiOn, just Half the Regular Fare- Tnf "Wichita Avenue hotel amonir tha finest in the West, having lust been completed at a cost of S15.0GO. will be headquarters for the PcSlionSS The train wS leae Wichita over the A. T. & S. F.. on konday. August 23, at 5 p. in., and the ehtire party will leave Garden Sbyat7o-cloa.m,arrivliig at Dighton the same day at 3 p. m. Tickets good to return until September 5 utnnbooS and offers solendid advantages to any one who contemplates investing in good countv seat towns. As coach Is 11m e3 StySSewSl? t fSSryTt all wort early at office of Horse : and Mule Maet or to H. Imboden. at City Mills. Sndsecueie TOWN COMPANY. J. C. McElroy, Wheeler & Lewis. Attorneys J. W. Rose, Knott & Spur geon, Weeks & Wampler, C. H. Higgins, F. M. Morgan, J. F. Spickard; E. B. Mar W. M. Reynolds. Book and news dealers T. G. Lane, Davis & Fisher. Tonsorial artists John N. Thomas, J.A. Gulliford. Miscellaneous Ira Smith, boots and shoes'; J. W. Lawry, harness and saddlery; Waltertnein k Schultz, merchant tailors, Smith Bros., furniture. A DESERVING MAN. We see by our exchanges that C. P. Buffington, the veteran newspaper man of Cherryvale, is candidate for representative of the Thirty-second district. We hope he will be nominated and that the voters of that district will see to it that he goes in with a rousing majority, for he has done noble newspaper work for Kansas, not only as a faithful correspondent for eastern papers, but in running excellent papers in the state. He has probably said as many good things for Kansas during the hist nine or ten years as any Avriter within its Ixuders. and we know he has sent more papers free of charge into eastern states than almost any newspaper man. In 1878 when running what was known as the "Pioneer Newspaper Chain," he for months sent 400 copies of his paper each week, at his own expense, to parties in the east, and each isue of the paper was filled with telling articles relative to the advant ages offered settlers in Kansas. He is a worker and has warm friends in the leading cities of the state who w ill be proud of the honor bestowed upon him should he be sent to the legislature, and they will help him w hile there, too. The verdict of the jury which tried the eu-ht anarchi-t leader? in Chicago, rendered yesterday, was as had been looked for, but was no less gratifying because expected. Wilber, Wm. Dixon, Land -Reynold, -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 office. , , Vacant Lots in every part of the city, and don t forget we can give you some fine bargains. 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. We have 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. We have twelve lots on Douglas avenue. RESIDENCE -:- PROPERTY. In endless profusion in every part of the city. ACRE PROPERTY: We have 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 Of every descriptiorL'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 ror non-residents when desired. Please remember that 1 have no other business but Real Estate. If you want Real Estate come and see me or write. BARTHOLOMEW, - Kansas. HELLO, EVERYBODY. The Grand Excursion from Wichita to Dighton, Lane Co. and Return THE COLLEGE EMPORIA, KANSAS. - UNDER THE -. CARE .- OF .-. THE V PRESBYTERIAN F. W. SWAB, (SUCCELSOR TO F. STACKMAN ) Merchant Tailor. Keeps on hand Fne Goods of the latest styles. The largest stock in the city. Satisfaction guaranteed. No trouble to show goods. Call and see me. F. W. SWAB, 1st door N of County Building. N. F NIFDERLANDER, Pn-Mrtent. A. W. OLIVER. Viee-PTLsldint. Kansas Loan and Investment Co, Capital, $100,000. Money Always on Hand to Loan on Farm and City Property OH ice in Wichita National Bank Building, Wichita, Kan. REAL OF EMPORIA, CHURCH OPES TO BOTH SEXES- THREE COURSES OF STUDYs THE CLASSICAL. THE PHILOSOPHICAL AND THE LITERARY. Experienced and Competent Teacher: Thorough ncss In Work; Curriculum as high a. the best Eastern College. SPECIAL ADVANTAGES In ART, MUSIC anil the MODERN LANGUAGES. EXPENSES VERY REASONABLE. The next 4esIon opens on Wednesday. Septem ber 5th, list". Full particulars and catalogues may be ob tained by addressing the president. Rev. John F. Hendy, D. D., EMPORLV KANSAS. W. W. KIRKWCD, Land Examiner. M. W. LEVY, Treasurer J. C. 11UTAN. Secretnry ESTATE! Round Trip. t V1 :! s I" Y J' j- i v . M A S, K I 1 Wiam ( Hili iw iwii rfmi m OTirrrrff i r --- --- f i-rttTirirTTitn nimrlilimiiiM-tiiiiwiil5HP'fHIHlnM Qiwi-nr n i n mi i V '. vf,V-t u-v . t.""1' &rySfei? ry?swftam "