gfoe WlicttUi gaily gaglc : gfnxvsttoa teaming, tloScc 28, 1886.
M. M. HDKDOCK, Editor.
THURSDAY HORK1KG. OCT. 2S. 1880.
for Associate Justice
D.M. VALES TINE,
JOHN A. MARTIN. '
roc LUntenant Gorcrnor--
A. P. BIDDLE.
For Secretary of Btate
E. B. ALLEN.
fox Btate Treasurer
TAITES TV. HAMILTON.
For Auditor of State-- ,
For Attorney General
a B. BRADFORD,
ror Superintendent of Public Instruction
HON. E. N. MORRILL.
HON. S. H. FTJNSTON.
HON. B. W. PERK3NB,
HON. THOMAS RYAN,
HON. A. 8. WILSON,
HON.E. J. TURNER.
HON. B. R. PETERS,
JUDICIALr-1 Stn DISTRICT.
HON. T.B. WALL,
tat Probate Judge
E. B. JEWET1.
Dot Cleric of District Court
A. B. WRJGHT.
For County Attorney
For County Superintendent
For Commissioner Third District
T. H. RANDALL.
For KeprcsciaUve S2d District-
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
Cheney, Thurv'ay nidi t Oct. 2Sth. Speaker?, Hon.
B. Hatfield. Col. J. II, Hallow ell and J. i. Campbell,
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
ggs ana nar Intirmary
'-.aTvetaacf -a ..u
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
PoLiiM Palace Sleeping Cars on Ereai' Tjbj
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
KPSks' Formerly of Decatur 111.
. C13 East Douglas avenue, Wichita, Kansas.
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.
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.
Plain and Fancy Velvets in' good condition,
all to be sold in
at much less than their actual value.
For Bargains in
E. H. DEVORE & CO.
KIP & BROADDUS,
-:- Estate -:- A
AND CIVIL ENGINEERS.
FFICE Southeast corner Douglas and Topeka
aves, in Kansas Furniture Co s bniulnR.
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.
Wholesale and P.ctail Dealers in
Colorado & Pennsylvania Anthracite
And all kinds of
Canon City, Trinidad and
Osage City, Blossburg,
Pa., Piedmont, W.
McAllister, Fort Scott,
Cherokee, Rich HHI
LARIMER & STINS0N
Third door South of First Street, on Main.
Kansas Furniture Co.
Lime, Plaster, Cement, Brick,
walk and Building Stone.
OFFICES. nip P.ed Scale, 603 Douglas a e. S !de:
177 Water strtet, Let. Doujraveand First
Pure Fruit Extracts.
G. A.. Blinn& Co.
2d. St. bet. Main & Market.
For Sale by Grocrs Gcnerallj 113
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.)
A Classical and Scientific School for
EK WILI, OPEN" FOP. THE SCHOOL TEAK Q
Monday, Sspleite 6th,.; 11886
FOR PAKTICGLAM8 OK CATAIXJUE ADDKESS:
Prof. J. M. Naylor,
Rev. J. D. Hewitt,
fctTPSBISTEN DE5 T.
dOTw WScfclU. Xxzx.
Ofnce and Shop 349 Main St,
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
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.
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