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M. M. HDKDOCK, Editor. THURSDAY HORK1KG. OCT. 2S. 1880. REPUBLICAN TICKET. STATE TICKET, for Associate Justice D.M. VALES TINE, Franklin county. For QoTercor JOHN A. MARTIN. ' Atchison county. roc LUntenant Gorcrnor-- A. P. BIDDLE. Ottawa oounty. For Secretary of Btate E. B. ALLEN. Sedgwick county fox Btate Treasurer TAITES TV. HAMILTON. Sumner county. For Auditor of State-- , timothy McCarthy, Pawnee county. For Attorney General a B. BRADFORD, Osage county. ror Superintendent of Public Instruction J.H.LAWHEAD, Bourbon county. FOB CONGRESSMEN. Flat District- HON. E. N. MORRILL. Brown county. Second District HON. S. H. FTJNSTON. Allen county. Third District HON. B. W. PERK3NB, Neosna county. Fourth District HON. THOMAS RYAN, Shawnee county. Ftfth Dlstrict- HON. A. 8. WILSON, Washington county. etoh District- HON.E. J. TURNER. Sheridan county. Berenta District HON. B. R. PETERS, Harrey county. JUDICIALr-1 Stn DISTRICT. Forjudge HON. T.B. WALL, Sedgwick County. COUNTY TICKET. tat Probate Judge E. B. JEWET1. Dot Cleric of District Court A. B. WRJGHT. For County Attorney G.W.O. JONES. For County Superintendent D.S. PENCE. For Commissioner Third District T. H. RANDALL. For KeprcsciaUve S2d District- RODOLTH HATFD2LD For Representative 83d District B. E. LAWRENCE. For Representative <h District A. H. CARPENTER. COUNTY RCI'UIILICAN MEETINGS. Under the auspices of tJie Sedswlci county central committee: Cheney, Thurv'ay nidi t Oct. 2Sth. Speaker?, Hon. B. Hatfield. Col. J. II, Hallow ell and J. i. Campbell, Esq. alley Center. TrMav, Oct. 23tli. Speakers. Col. J. It. HalloWv-11. Hon. T 15. Wall and J. l'.Campbell.Ksq. Wichita, jlundav, Nov. lu. Speakers troni auroau will bo i:i attendance; also our best local speakers will discuss the Issues. H. L. Taylor, Chairman. W. L. McDnr. Secretary. ICEI'UEIilCAN MEETINGS Booth. l, Finney county. Friday, Oct. 29, at 7," p. r . rs. II. 11. Kclley, V It. Brown and J. W.P.u ' . man, Kingman cc t ty, Saturday, Oct. a), .it Tor tbo Seventh Congressional District. Iuka, Pratt county, Prldav, Oct. 29, at 7.30 p. m. Speakers, b. It. Peters, B. V. Davidson, Frank Gil lette and R. Hat field. FJllnuood. Barton county. Trlday. Oct. 2?. at .J30 p. m. Speakers, J. R. Ijaliowrfl, H. WUtctldo i'J iienry ifooiu. iamii, Speakers, fflntniian 7 3ln mi Swaksn. S. 1 .'etcrs. B. 6. Daid-i T. T. Taylor, It. Hattleld ! J. W. Haughey. Cimarron, Ford count v, Saturday, Oct. SO, at JOp m. Speakers. II. B. Kclley. W. It. Brown, Hcur Booth and J. W. Rush. Newton, Harvey county, J'onday, ov. 1. at ) p. m. Speakers. S.R. Peters, G. W. Clement, James Lawrence, T. T. Taylor, H. Whliesldca and W. E. Stanley. A full attendance la rcquistrd at all these meet tags. Tho Issues of the hcur v 111 Le ablj and thor oughly dlscused. .,,,,.,- W. E. LATHY. E. L. CHAPMAN . Secre tan-. Chrtn . Ex. Cora . The Itepubticans arc making a vigorous fight in Leavenworth counly. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engin eers now number 20,000 members. It is reported that on November 1 Ar mour & Co. will place on the market 3,000,000 pounds 'of stamped oleomarga rine, made of pure beef tallow. t Dan ilice, ibe showman, is reported to lay claim to 300,000 acres of land in Texas which had belonged to his father, aud to which the title is, he says, perfectly good. Moonlight scatters the third party prohi bitionists when he advocates the open sa loon as a convenience for the farmers. The farmers arc not all drunkards, as ho rush for a drink as soon as they get in town. The average farmer may fail to under stand what au incubus the saloon has been in city elections, but a majority of the farmers of Kansas voted to do away with the saloon. SIZING 1IEK UP. Anthony Vizard, the well-known New Orleans capitalist, has been making some observations about Kansas City recently. Mr. Vizard, according to the Item of that city, is a "public spirited citizen and en terprising business man" of New Orleans, who has returned from a trip to Kansas City. Mr. Vizard does not appear to ad mire Kansas City, which lie pronounces "the biggest mushroom I ever saw," and "the biggest fraud on the face of the earth." On the contrary he was "particu larly struck by the confidence in St. Louis," the "result of good government." Mr. Vizard further remarked that the "eating-house business is the mainstay of Kansas City's business rcsourses," and he added naively, "I can sec nothing clic." SOME IMPRESSIONS OP WICHITA. Also, of Some People, ami of Some Thine.. To the Editor or the Ealc. Glorious, golden October will oon ghe place to bleak November, and as yet but few "melancholy days" have dawned. The prairies have taken on a sere, russet look, and such trees as serve to vary the landscape sire casting their foliage with but slightly yellow tints to mark the season. Some flaming maples and purple crimson oaks would aTford real delight to the eyes, but time only is needed to supply them in this fast developing country. On the 2Gth of last montlr"thc wc&teily beams of the golden sun" fell upon a group of mourners and sympathising friends as thev commit ted to the keeping of mother earth all that was mortal of Ara M. Rhodes: over the fresh mound that night tliS wild iinds sobbed a requiem. A beautiful life has closed; a devoted daughter, au affectionate sister, and a true, constant friend is gone; liut in the hearts of those who knew her well, Ara still lives, for "to live in hearts we leave behind, is not to die." On the 9th of the present month is marked in my calendar as a "red letter day" for I "robbed" my house that the light of my "presence" might shine temporarily on some friends who would have but a few hours in Wichita. Enter ing the city by the W. & "W., I took note that the whole western suburb buzzed with the music of saw" and hammer, notwith standing the mistiness of the air. -Now, good musical people, please don't laugh at that sentence. New lumber here, there and everywhere, in all stages of construc tion; tents affording temporary houses set down among trees that but lately were parts of orchards, made up a scene of busy life I forgot to say that something like an army of folks, big and little, gave life to the scene of which one could catch a glimpse from a car window. And "Wich ita! the city proper I was almost afraid as I -walked up Dougla3 avenue that my ex pressive physiognomy folks always said I had a "tell-tale face" when I was young would read like a page of interroga tion and exclamation points, but if such was the case, nobody told me so, and I have the pleasing recollection of meeting and conversing in my limited way with a number of people. Only once did I find-myself lost during my stay of forty eight hours. That brother of mine insisted that I should see the Two Johns, so to the opera house we wended our way. While well aware that while the spirit of Wichita people is eminently progressive, I scarcely expected to find even a baby up with the times. But there, close beside me, on her mam ma's lap, was an infantile miss, some where between 12 and 15 montlis old, chewing gum. And she chewed quite gracefully, too, if such a thing can be gracefully done. By the time that dainty darling ia ready for beaux her proficiency in that art will be the envy of her sweet girl class males. Then a little lad running about with programs took my fancy cap tive. Susceptible? Well, yes; nice little people find in me an easy conquest. By consulting the Directory and a nice book it is I learned something of the city. But I wouldn't advise anyone to select Sat urday afternoon for making calls. Turn ing away from a hovse whose every occu pant was out. I thought regretfully of my card case lying useless at home. For all practical purposes just then it might as well have been "at the bottom of the sea." On my homeward way by the Ft. Scott railroad, I mused over the great changes in Wichita since I first had the pleasure of seeing it fh e years ago. Then no street car bells jingled a warning to clear the track," no electric lights illumined the night, nor was gas used if memory serves me well. In these years churches and schools and fine buildings, both public and private, have sprung up in such numbeis that when we read of "more to follow" we expect to hear that suburban towns have been taken into hc citv limits, made "additions" of, and platted out to supply building lots. Now. Mr. IvJitor. a word to you about those "gallaraping women." How do you know but that each one of them is a star of home? Every star is not fixed; indeed, some stars arc very erratic, and brilliant, too. Those very women may love their homes as dear ly as Mrs. Beecher loves hers. But I know you arc awfully glad she wrote that letter. Now, those women with a spirit of self sacrifice deny themselves the selfish pleasure of remaining in their homes, when by the exertion of their talent they msiy benefit then fellow-women. Maybe a wo man's love should be like a vine, but "like a vine, too, found to cling too often round some worthless thing." There is the trouble. So many -oaks instead of being sturdy, sound at the core, and able to with stand the calcs, snap and break off. Then where arc the vines? Reasons by the dozen might be given -why women must put their shoulder to the political wheel, and there are plenty of women capable of giving them. But the unkiudest cut of all is to mention in the same breath the name of Miss Anthony, the associate and co worker with that queen amongst women, Mrs. Stanton, with that of the would-bc-masculinc-braincd Dr. Mar'. She is a person yes, "person" allied to the genus "crank;" but for all that she has some bright ideas. As election day draws near; party felling begins to run high. In tho U. P. Church on Friday evening, Mrs. Lease spoke on temperance, and the Prohibitionists had a rally in Conway Springs on Saturday. "A house divided against itself connot stand." and as the Prohibitionists come from Re publican ranks they should remember that every vote cast for a third party is one less for the party they sprang from conse quently one more for the side that put the present incumbent of the white house into office. Believiug in prohibition with all nvy ;oul, if I had forty votes they should be east where they should count for, not against the Republican side of the house. The subject of "Progress" will "be con tinued in our next." Una. Peotone. Oct. 23. CENTRAL AND WESTERN KANSAS. Tho Union Pacific System as a Factor. The Conclusions of an Accomplished Writer and Competent Observer. PK03I CONWAY Sl'KIXUS. To the Editor of the Eagle Conway Springs, Kan.. Oct. 20. Our city is ablaze tonight; bonfire, ring ing of bells, cannon aud music are attract ing the attention of all. Business for the time is forgotten, and we rejoice over the event of another trunk line railroad to our city. Verily, Conway Springs boometh. The Fort Smith road will make us three lines aud there are prospects of two more. Why shouldn't we bum powder and shout? The Davis family arc here giving one of their popular entertainments tonight, but excitement runs too high for concerts. II. L. Grey has traded his interest in the livery busimess with Mr. Coutlet for his farm, and contemplates becoming a delver in mother earth. J. L. Wyatt lias traded his farm with C. M. Kciger for his restaurant property. The ladies of the Presbyterian society will give a supper and literary entertain ment in the new brick hall Thursday even ing of this week, when an enjoyable time is anticipated. The Baptist society u ill give a eoneert in their church Sunday evening. The political kettle is not Iwiling here very rapidly, though meetings have been held by the Republicans, Democrats, and Prohibitionists. The Masons and the A. O U. W. will take possession of the new brick nail a soon as it i3 completed. John Dautrich, our ex-postmaster, has moTed his family back from Scott county. Now that the railroad bondj have car ried, we hope to find niore titne to give the events transpirinc in our city. X. Y. 2. To the Editor of the Eagle. The actual developement of the central and western portions of Kansas, dates from the advent of the greatest and most potent factor of civilization the locomotive. Since its shrill whistle has awakened the cchos of the prairie, the buffalo, antelope and the legendary drouth that air-drawn dagger, and nightmare of the great plains have vanished, and those who have at first stepped hesitatingly beyond the extreme eastern belt of our fair yonng empire sus picious of that immense ocean of grass, stretching interminably toward the setting sun have indeed made "the desert blossom as the rose" and converted the once debata ble area into one grand picture of fertility and happy homes. The settlement of the Plains of Kansas, for years, was believed by the educated masses without the pale of possibility; the great intra-contincntal tract was a desert to all intents and purposes according to the early geographers, auo a desert it was to remain. But the extension of our vast i ail way system beyond the Missouri forever deter mined the speculative question, and the supposed perplexing problem, instead of being surrounded by intricate geographical equations, solved itself by the simple, un conquerable will of man to subordinate nature to his demands his actual picsence was all that was required he inaugurated the "empire of the plow" and conquered. Kansas today, has no longer any frontier, in the accepted senscof a decade ago all that remains to be done, is to erect the granite monuments which shall mark her dividing line from .sister great states; her whole vast area is separated into coun ties, all of which are organized except one or two and they in their pride of population are now confident1. knocking at the massive portals of the capitol for ad mission. Magnificent as ib the picture of the eiiter nal progress of Kansas, it is but a crude vision of the possibilities which lie in the undefined shadow of the futuie; for, but a fraction of her susceptible area has been cultivated, and her cities and towns are but the embryonic molecules of their impend ing greatness. Of such, are Wichita the phcuoraiual exponent of the state's progression New ton, Hutchinson, Larned, Winiield, Wel lington, and others of the portion of our geographical area under discussion; but where today, the golden rod last of Autumn's flowers is tinging the brown sod with its auscate hue, lie the "teeth of the dragon," "and (oon) from the soil, (will) the burnished cities spring" as the railroads reach out into their magnificent distances, and these will be, too, the won der of the "New West" as those referred to by name abirc, arc the wonders of their respective region and thus our own poet's (Ware,) classical paraphrase is ic alized: "O'er sunny Kansas Somo commercial Cadmus, I In days unknown, Tho teeth of golden dragons must hnvc orn; For when tho prairies Feel the breath of summer, Tho trowels ring, And from the soil the burnished cities spring.5' What a peaceful result Waie has given us for the work of his Cadmus, compared to that son of Agenor, from which his al lusion is taken the Phoenician's harvest was a host of armed warriors, that of our poet the culmination of modern civiliza tion busy towns and peaceful homes. The central and western portions of the state, until recently, have been tributary to but one trunk line, whose remoteness from a large area on either side has made that territory so far away, only a great pasturage, and where towns weie 'almost impossible or where they did exist, eking our a preca rious prosperity, and the prospect of their future reduced to a commercial zero. Now all that is changed, or rapidly changing; the Denver, Memphis and Atlantic railway, a part of the great Missouri Pacific system, has effected such a revolution in the state's freight traffic, wherever its ramifications have reached, this road is the genius whose touch is transforming the many little hamlets in its course, into the dignity of towns and cities, and in a hundred or more places on the virgin prairies is bid ding the "teeth of the golden dragon" to p-ing up into burnished cities. Dodge, Ford City, Applcton, Stafford and Greens burgh, arc feeling the rejuvenating effects of the new line. Timber, coal and lumber, the vital es sentials of the New West, have been re duced in their cost so materially already, where the road readies, and prospectively for those counties to which it is moving, that a fresh impetus is felt in the immigra tion towards the recently opened regions of the "New West." Every one who is acquainted with the methods of the Missouri Pacific system, knows there is no danger of entangling alliances with other trunk lines in the shape of "pools" to the detriment of the citizens of those portions of the state through which its road runs: with its progress into new territory the specter of competition appears as a welcome vision on an industrial horizon, and is a relief from ! the railroad thralldom under which our people ha'-c too long suffered. Old Settler. businessmen except the drug-jointers a pettifogger without a brief or a client. When a party becomes dominated by a ring of bosses who seek to prostitute it to serve the spites; the likes and dislikes, of the ringstcrs, and attempt to keep it under the domination of whisky and the jim jams, perpetually and to preventing any decent man who refuses to make salamms to the ringsters from receiving decent treatment and coldly slaughter the Knights of Labor candidates as the late Democrotic county convention did, then it is cheek akin to that of the army mule for any qundam Democratic editor to ad vise the Knights of Labor to unite and help elect the Democratic ticket. No, Mr. Editor, the Knights of Labor will smite the Democratic ticket hip and thigh and continue to do so until that party cleanses itself of bosses and ringsters and conducts itself as a party for the whole people instead of for one family. Verily, the Knights of Labor have heard how the Democratic ringsters have snubbed their business committees and then alter nately boasted how they could buy them at one dollar per head to vote the Demo cratic ticket, and then curse them publicly. Oh, yes, we have heard how they are trad ing anything and auy nominee to secure Thomas' election. But the Knights can 'not be bought, traded or cajoled by "best policy to pursue" editorials from any party who spurn their candidates in convention, preferring unknown men, who have not sense enough to know or see that they are being used by little bosses to wreak their spite upon old-time Democrats and Knights of Labor. One of the Knights. The People's Line. The Great Free PabRdiiiaj Ctair Car Rente. Gen. Rosecrans recently registered at a hotel as from Columbus, O., and there is a rumor when he leaves the treasury he will take up his residence at Ohio's capital and run for congress. Drs. M. and H. BRAND0M. Twin Brothers. ggs ana nar Intirmary "' .SS-35r-?vJ '-.aTvetaacf -a ..u lfef'' J& WMj tswt 'Surgical Institute. St. Louis, It. Scott i Wichita, In conc't'n with Mo. Pac. Ry. If now running rooming and evening trains dally, including Sundays to SIAIIiSTIT LIOIUIIIS Without Change. PoLiiM Palace Sleeping Cars on Ereai' Tjbj CLOAKS CLOAKS! DRESS GOODS! 48 MILES The Shortest Route to St. Louis. The Only Short, Direct Route to TEXAS AND SOUTHERN POINTS Ej- which the passenger avoids extra travel, depot transfer and vexatious delays. All Texas Points Local to this System VJREDENBUflGH KPSks' Formerly of Decatur 111. . C13 East Douglas avenue, Wichita, Kansas. 'S CANCER CURED. Dr. II. rjrandom, oue of the Twin Brothers, pny3 special attention to the treatment of Cancer, having treatce a large number of enses with universal suc cess. I feel It my duty to say to those suffering with the dread dlseasr Cancer, that I feel sure that I can cure j ou, if not too far gone. Call before the 6) stem becomes impregnated with tho cancer virus. 'o money required until cancer is removed. I will refer you to a few cases treated and cured: Herman Funke, Wichita. Kan.; Arthur J. Alderson, Itome, Kan.; Easton Whitten, Home, Kan.; Adam Wolf, Oat ille, Kan.: Henry Rhlcns, Oatvllle, Kan. dM $1000 Forfeit if the " COIIN'S GIRL" is not a Genuine Havana Filler Cipar. B. COHN. The "COIIN'S GIRL" cigar is now made ttth the Crop Havana, and is finer in quality than it has ever been. Masquerade Costume and Wig Emporium. Will open for the season Noi ember 1st with n full and complete line of Costumes, Wiff, ilasks.eie., to rent for Halls, Parties Tableaux, etc. Our patrons will do well to make their dates aud place their orders early to ensuro best attention. Uutil our rooms arc completed, address P. O. Box S7, Wichita, Kan. WEST WICHITA. DRESS G K Plain and Fancy Velvets in' good condition, all to be sold in Fifteen Days at much less than their actual value. For Bargains in Eeal Estate Call on E. H. DEVORE & CO. J. BltOABDrS, o KIP & BROADDUS, -:- Estate -:- A AND CIVIL ENGINEERS. FFICE Southeast corner Douglas and Topeka aves, in Kansas Furniture Co s bniulnR. rats With next order for 1000 Girls will famish a costly new drum sign, ready for hanging. This sign is engraved on steel, warranted for three year1;, and is the most artistic sign ever furnished to the trade. JOBBER of CIGARS, " 125 W. Douglas Ave., WICHITA, HAS. t Wholesale and P.ctail Dealers in -C:0:A:L- Colorado & Pennsylvania Anthracite And all kinds of Canon City, Trinidad and Osage City, Blossburg, Pa., Piedmont, W. McAllister, Fort Scott, Cherokee, Rich HHI and Pittsburg LARIMER & STINS0N Third door South of First Street, on Main. Kansas Furniture Co. Va. Coal. ALSO- Lime, Plaster, Cement, Brick, walk and Building Stone. Side- OFFICES. nip P.ed Scale, 603 Douglas a e. S !de: 177 Water strtet, Let. Doujraveand First Pure Fruit Extracts. 11AXFACTURED BY G. A.. Blinn& Co. 2d. St. bet. Main & Market. For Sale by Grocrs Gcnerallj 113 FARM LOANS. .? Low .ttlW. INTEREST PAID-IN WICHITA. PKITILEGE aiVE' TO PAY OFF !N IXSTALM2KTS. Chattel &. Personal Loans a Specialty G. A. HATFIELD & CO., opfMitoPMta&cc Wichita, Kans. To the Editor of the Essie. It is monumental cheek in the Beacon to attempt to outline a "poiicv to pur?ue for ihc Knights of Labor, in view of the vcll known fact that the only Knight of Labor who askcel a Democratic nomination, and that a mhioi one, was pitilessly beaten . STL DM A-N & CRANE: not on his merits or demerits, not because he Tra not the strongest candidate, not be cause he could not DFobablv Iutc been elected, not because he was not a Democrat of thirty years standing but because one of the owners of the Beacon wanted him beaten. Not that an older, stronger or better known Democrat could b named, for the one selected is a stranger tr trnt-w.Ti?n rvr rvn of til VfitPM of the Eichtr-sccond district unknown to the' Latest Agency in the Valley. iGeneral : Insurance : Agents FIRE, TORNADO, LIFE AND-ACCIDENT. emCB 109 DOUGLAS ATSXU3 (Ovar Era' Dr Steca.) LE WE I ill ....of. WICHITA, KANSAS. A Classical and Scientific School for Both Sexes.- EK WILI, OPEN" FOP. THE SCHOOL TEAK Q Monday, Sspleite 6th,.; 11886 FOR PAKTICGLAM8 OK CATAIXJUE ADDKESS: Prof. J. M. Naylor, itiiscipal. Rev. J. D. Hewitt, fctTPSBISTEN DE5 T. dOTw WScfclU. Xxzx. W. H.STERNBERG, Contractorand Builder Ofnce and Shop 349 Main St, Carpets Moquets, Brussels; Carpets! Velvets, Tapestry, Gill I! PATH ,fl 20c to $1.75. 100,600 Yards will be placed on Sale Monday -:- Morning At prices that defy competition. Having Bought at 50e on the $1, We can and will olace a carpet within the reach of everybody in the City of Wichita. This is by far the largest finest stock of carpers ever seen the west. and in Come and .See us Monday. rrasT-cLJ.'a wore at iowkst jtuces. juu- mxxm f7!ftfcd n iix.Tl 6tkrc MTICUZTA, EAX. Kansas Furniture Co.