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gfte WLxcKito, gaily gagle: Mnfa IJfcomttug, mctobtt 31. 1886. gaiwagX MUKDOOK, Editor. SUNDAY MORNING. OCT. 31. 1SSC. TO THE KEl'UBblCAXS OF SEDGWICK COUNTY. Your ceiitrnl Coinialtteo deem it proper at tho close of the campaign to call your attention particularly to oar county ticket uud to give somo reasons irhy it should receive your support. It -was nominated by the largest and most harmonious delegate convention ever assem bled in tho county. A convention of repre sentative men of your own choosing; a con vention in which every man was free to vote for the candidate of his choice, o charge have ever been brought against any candi date reflecting on his personal character or his fitness for tho oflico for which ho was nominated. Tho candidate for Probate Judge, Mr. E. B. Jewett, has in the past given entire satis faction in tho management of this most im portant office. Under his administration no estates have been squandered or wasted by excessive charges; always protecting tho in-tsi-osts of that most unfortunate class, the widows and orphans. And that ho has been accommodating and painstaking in the dis charge of his duties is conceded by everyone. Tho only argument used against Mr. Jewett is his long term of office; but when we take into consideration that no party has ever adopted the rule of changing Judicial officers as long as they iwrform their duties satisfac tory, it would seem to us that the argument is in his favor and should recommend him to the cordial support of all. If however tho objection is entitled to any weight it should bo borne in mind as an offset that his oppo nent has held oflico continously almost as long as Mr. Jewett has, and an office that pays equally as well as tho oflico of Probate Judge, and he now asks you to retire a worthy and efficient officer solely upon the grounds that ho may bo continued in office. "Wo are of tho opinion that no Republican who will carefully investigate this matter will opposa Mr. Jewett or withhold his sup port on account of this argument as it ap plies with equal forco to both candidates. Our candidate for District clerk, Mr. A. Wright, has had long experience in clerical positions, and is well iitted for tho oflico of clerk of District Court It requires a person who has had experience in clerical work, and it is concecded that Mr. "Wright is fully qual ified for the plaee. G. "W. C. Joued, our candidate for County Attorney, is well known throughout tho count as a lawyer of fino ability, w ho by his own efforts has made his way to the front ranks at a bar in which somo of the ablest lawyers of the state aro engaged in practice. In him the county will havo a safe counselor and a vigorous prosecutor. Hr. D. S. Pence, the candidate for county superintendent, is a tc.ic-her and superintend ent of schools of long experience. The Dem ocratic party nominated no one against him. Ho will make a capable and efficient officer and will visit all tho schools. - Mr. T. II. Randall, candidate for county commissioner, is one of tho oldest settlers of Sodgwlck county, an upright aud honorablo gentleman of sterling integrity and a man of superior business qualifications, possessing all the business tact necessary in the dis charge of this most important office. Mr. Randall will make a safe guardian of Sedg wick county's interests. Mr. R. K. Hatfield, candidate for repre sentative in tho eighty-second district, was nominated without opposition in tho conven tion. Ho has had two years' legislative ex perience and has established a reputation that causes him to bo recognized as one of tho leading members of tho house. 3Ir. R. U. Lawrcnco, candidate for repro eontativo in tho eighty-third district, has had two years' legislative experience. So well has ho pleased tha pcoilo that tho Democratic party has nominated no one against him. His election is conceded. Mr. A. II. Carpenter, candidate for repre sentative in the eighty-fourth district, -is the only candidate from the country on tho tick et Ho is an old resident of Sodgwick coun ty. No question as to his ability to make an efficient legislator has been raised. Tho first ivard in tho city is in his district and tho Re publicans of that ward ought to givo him their entire support. It is a duty they owe to tho country, which has always supported tho city candidates. InruBLiCAX Central Committee. The Deacon .still neglects, worse, refuses to explain how its candidate for attorney came to leave Ohio when he did. The Republicans who have been coaxed into the notion of"" scratching Ed Jewett want to remember that besides the fact that he was Mi ly nominated by the Republi can convention, that there is in all things an elemeni of fair play that 3Ir. Thomas will have to resign a good oflico before he can enter upon the duties of the office of probate judge that the result of this elec tion makes no difference to him. Tic has an office whichever way it goes. The Grecnsburg Rustler, a Democratic paper of southwest Kansas, is raid ing fault with Judge Peters for not open ing the Territory three or four years ago. Well, yes. Rut if the judge had done so, where would the Rustler or its town have liccu, or where would have been scores of now flourishing towns in southwest Kan sas? They would have been in the womb 01 1 uc luiure, unporn ami not even dreamed of. One objection now to open ing the Territor would Imj the tendency to depopulate western Kansas, which is a better country than Oklahoma. TIicEvcle on that solo crouad fought the nronositiou of opening tho Territory for four or live vears. NO I'OWEK TO 1'UNISH. Baron Rcuteru, who was killed the other day by the czar of Russia, is the brother of a young lady to whom the czar's brother, the Grand Duke Alexis, was secretly mar ried while his father was yet on the throne. Naturally the imperial family was decid edly worked yp about the marriage, and the czar declared it null and void. Not withstanding ttife Alexis lived with his bride uutil f-hc had borne him three child ren, by which lime his love had cooled sufficiently to permit of a separation. The brother, after this separation, was advanced at court to the post of chamberlain, aud continued in the position uuder the present czar, whose love for him was, however, none too strong. It is surmised that the czar killed him in a fit of ungovernable fury, for some cause, instead of because of foar as at first reported. k. m. Written for Use Eagle EYitlE CEI.ESTIAI. Apart from the vulvar cackling brood, An eaglet pined his earthly lot: And mourned tho fate which mado his home One far from what in dreams he sought. When suddenly a shadow fell Athwart the" sunlight, and there came A shape; oh, wonderful to tell That this, and his could be the same. It told otlwundless depths of space, Of worlds Iwyond our little sky How he could meet, as face to face The sun's might with undazzled eyo Of races proud, long gone from earth, Forgotten, and in ages past Had seen that mighty ruin's birth That holds its secret dark and fast. It touched hii untaught pinions, when An impulse thrilled them, ne'er beforo In boldest visions had he dared, To dream of realms he now explore. Up, Up, his guide in easy flight JSoou teaches him the wondrous path, He bathes in soft and tender light Above the fierce tornado's wrath. He floats among the cloudlet dim And revels in tho new delight, He shakes the vapors from his wings And seeks tho mountain's rugged height. There in the frowning precipico Tho evrie reached, his trial done; His dreams a real and new found bliss; Tho eaglet rests, his home is won. Mrs. D. S. E. THE DEMOCK-VTSt ICON. The little row occurring in the Demo cratic central committee this week, over the names, of what independent candi dates should go on their ticket and what ones should be left off, it seems was no lit tle row after all, but one of huge propor tions. That committee's assumption that it owned the foreign vote, especially the Irish Catholic vote, didn't pan out, espec ially as the candidate, a particularly bright Catholic star, had been ignoied. Well, we can't see as it witl make any difference :is not a single nominee on the Democratic ticket stands the ghost of a show of being elected. Republicans are Republicans about this time of year aud Republicans are not round voting mugwump and Democratic tickets with Grovcr Cleveland and his outrageously expensive) Democratic administration run ning things on a fice trade guage to de struction. Wc all like our neighbors as neighbors, but when wc know that a neigh bor is wrong we are not going to go wrong too simply because it is our neighbor. Therefore let the Democrats have out their own fight and among themselves as it won't effect the vote of a single Republican in the count-. THE INDIAN TEUIUTOKY QUESTION. Editorially, wc feel, about the best thing that could be said this morning in the Eagle would be in the way of an endorse ment of Commissioner Atkins' recommen dations touching the Indian question, at least that portion of it appearing in our dis patches of yesterday morning, wherein he sat down on the proposition of ever remov ing the five civilised tribes. To remove thee people or to attempt to move them, would not only be a blunder but a crime. There is another feature of the commission er's report which meets our approval, and that is that the Kiowas, Comanches, Wich itas, Cheycnnes and Arapahoes now quar tered around Sill, Reno and Cantonment, all be removed cast of the 98th longitudi nal line. We would name 97. There is plenty of room for these last named tribes cast of the 97th, and still not defraud or crowd the five civilized tribes. From the 97th Avest wc would throw open to settlement, and from 97th cast permit the building of railroads. The railroads and the civilized tribes would .soon settle the question for the wild tribes who after all are more lazy than wild. The commissioner is off on his proposed treaty scheme by a congressional commit tee. There is no call for such flummery. As for the Oklahoma district, it would be better to include it in the part to be opened, for which reason the line 98, designated by the commissioner is too far '.vest. It is said that Mr. Cleveland has a won derful stiff backbone and that he is bent on holding the Indian Territory us it is, and that he has a policy which he is con vinced, if carried out, would make the Indian average up well with western men generally; but Cleveland was never west, besides, if his vertebra was Bessimer steel it would have to yield on this Indian ques tion, at least to that part of it which per tains to the proposition of opening the In dian Territory to settlement. Iho Terri tory as it is held today is a great bar lo the proper dcvclment of Kansas aud Texas, and it must be opened, especially opened to the construction of railways and to con sequent settlement. DOOEITTIiE ON JONES. To the Editor ot the Kaslc: In yestci day's Eagle there was consid erable space devoted to the election of county attorney. Some people may think from this that an extra effort is being made to elect our candidate, Geo. C. W. Jones. To such I waut to say that Mr. Jones hob bled out on his lame feet, and in spite of the prediction of some of our tviscacna that he would not get there. Tho Repub licans of this county were practically unan imous for him in convention When Geo. W. C. Jonis was nominated aud appealed before the immense crowd assembled in the opera house hat . day, no successful candidate ever nominated in this county by any party or by any other convention ever received such a hearty, uprorious, thundering ovation. That dem onstration was the hearty ap proval of men from every school district in this county, to the nomination of upright, energetic, big-hearted George W. C. Jones for county attorney of Sedg wick county. Those men will be at overy voting precinct on election day, with their admiration of and loyalty to their favorite candidate undiminished, and Geo. W. C. Jones will be overwhelmiugiy electa!. There need be no fear of that. Just whoop up the other candidates and keep them up with Jones and all will be "well. Farmer Doolittle. Tho election of tho straight republican ticket in Sedgwick county will make her strong in state convention?, the legislature, and nil over tho state. Every citizen of the couutv .has an interest in this strength. j Don't fool it away by voting anything but 1 tho straight ticket. Valley Center News. MELODY FROM MEADE, The W histlo of tho Locomotive Soon to be Heard in the Yalley of Crooked Creels.' THE JtOCK ISLAND 19 CO3UN0. To tie Editor of the Eagle. After having won the premium over all the new counties of Kansas for the best agri cultural display at the Garden City fair, Meade county might with safety have rested upon her laurels. But her people are not built that way, and without stop ping to take breath they are pressing on to other and greater victories. From the earliest settlement of Meade county the eyes of railroad managers havo been turned toward her as the most available importance have solicited aid here but their overtures have been rejected because they did not offer trunk line facilities. What Meade Center and Meado county wants is TRUNK LINES. While a feeder for the Banta Fe road might be beneficial in some degree it might also- be the means of preventing their securing a through line much more desirable. Time has proven the wisdom of this policy, as the people of this section have now the opportunity of as good through line facilities as any road in the country can give. Yesterday Colonel R. L. Walker, of Wichita, and Mr. Vermillion, railroad at torney, arrived here with propositions to extend the Chicago and Rock Island road through Meade county in the event of the people subscribing to the capital stock of the company 120,000; the length of the proposed road through the county lwing forty miles. There arc many reasons for believing this lo be the most desirable road the peo ple can secure. In the first place it brings In a third great line of road to compete with the Missouri Pacific and Santa Fe. Anoth er st-ong reason for favoring the Jloek Island road is the policy which has always controlled the company in its dealings with the people. More than any other power ful corporation perhaps, the Chicago fc Rock Island has sought to secure the good will of its patrons. Where it enjoys a monopoly of the track it docs not use the power to extortion, but gives to localities along its lines which have no other railroad facilities, nearly the same rates as com peting points. Still another strong argu ment in favor of this road is the great lengths of ltd lines and the num ber of important points it reaches. The passenger -who boards the cars at Meade Center, West Plains or Fowler can without changing to any other system of roads reach Wichita, Topeka, Kansas City, St. Joseph, Omaha, Keokuk, St. Louis, Chi cago and many other intermediate points of importance. The producer and the ship per can without transfer reach the best trade center on the western continent, aud by having access to the dealers in all the localities, will be at the mercy of none of them. The construction of the Chicago & Rock Island road lo this point will not interfere with" the construction of othci projected lines but rather h:istcu them. Tim Southern Kansas via. Ashland, the Wichita & Trinidad road and the proposed line from . Dodge City will re ceive substantial encouragement, but just now the people enthusias tically working for the Rock Island. Petitions calling for an election to vote on subscribing to the stock of the road have not been in circulation for more than tweuty-four hours and nearly the requisite number of signatures have been secured. The petition will not be presented, how ever, until signed by a largo majority of the taxpayers of the county. The propo sition will carry with it little or no opposl- sition and before another year rolls round there will bo on the banks of crooked creek, in the .heart of Meade county, whick rivals Sedgwick iu feitility of soil and natural resources, a sec ond Wichita with prospects almost as bright as those of tho Wichita that sits so proudly in the midst of her rich corn fields on the banks of the Arkansas. The name of the new metropolis of the southwest is Meade Center. Mc. Meade Center, Ksiv., Oct. CS, 'SO. I LAZEETON HAPPENINGS. To Uie Editor ot tho ITalc. About every time your regular corres pondent gets ready to send iu a budget of news lately he finds that some one else from here has undertaken to do his work for him. However, by giving the news as briefly as possible we will try to say some thing when wc write. The genial A. B. Reed, representing the Turf, Field and Farm, spent several days here this week, "writing up the vicinity. J. R. Trumbull, senior member of the firm of Trumbull, Reynolds & Co., Kansas City scedmen, was in the city on business tills week. Foot ball has supplanted base bail in the affections of our boys, both old and young. It is a healthy and invigorating sport, un less, as is frequently the case, you kick where the ball was a second before. Then it i3 liable to tear a fellow into pieces. News was received here this morning of a most diabolical murder, committed in Campbell's pasture, shortly south of the Harper county line, iu the Territory, last nicrht. Names are inaccessible to your scribe, but his best information is as fol lows: The murdered map, in company with a boy IS or 19 years old, came to An thony the other day. Wishing to go to a certain ranch in the Territory, the mur derer, a man well acquainted ia this coun trj. was hired as a guide. About an hour's drive southwest of Anthony he borrowed a shotgun and loaded-it with buckshot. Just after they crossed the Territory line he got behind the waggon with his .gun and shot the old man through the head. lie tried to get the drop on the boy but was not quick enough. The boy got hold of the gun and said, "My God, you won't kill rac whom ycu don't know at all, will you!" The fel low promised not to, ii the boy would help steal the team and outfit. Thi? the big boy refused to do, ami in the ecuffic that followed the rcmalng load in the gun was fired. The boy being strong for his age, overpowered the mur derer, and then started after the team, which was running away. Overtaking it, he found the old man dead and covered with blood, and he then struck out for a light in the distance for help. Before ,his return with assistance, the murderer took one of the horses and made his escape, he having been seen during tho night on his way towards Anthony. . The victim will be buried today in the cemetery here, and a coroner's jury is now investigating the case. Every precaution has been taken to run down the perpetrator of the crime, and it is lo be hoped that he will be brought to justice. The festive politician is about in the laud, working up the dear people. Barber countr is Republican and will remain so. Sam. R. Peters will run ahead of the ticket here. Tho foundations for our new 7,000 school houses are completed, and the brick masons are at work. The plans arc neat and elaborate, and are the work of Rush & Giles, of our city. The dedication of tho new M. E. church has been spoken of. While hero Colonel Buckner, in a conversation with your re porter, condemned Branscombe and the nondescript third party in unmeasured terms. The gallant old "fighting parson" is true blue and votes as he shot. A malicious report has been started in Eagle and -Blaine townships, Ilarper coun ty, that Gould is.foreclosing or about to foreclose, his mortgage on the Fort Scott road, and that the stock issued for bonds voted would be worthless. Will the editor of the Eagle kindly state hov these mat ters stand? It will have more influence than from any other source. Oct. 29, 1886. Pendennis. The proposition is entirely wrong. Mr. Gould is fighting just such a scheme, got ten up by the original construction com pany, who loaded the enterprise with a lot of bogus debts aud are now trying to make them good. Ed. Eagle. A ONE-SIDED VIEW. To the Editor of tlie Eagle. In your strictures in Friday's issue on my editorial squib in the Wichita District Advocate relating to the Methodist college at WinSeld I notice an error or two which, by your permission, I will correct through your columns. 1. You say: "All there was to it, and in the absence of any endowment or prom ised endowment, the town was asked to give the site, to give the money, and then to give the completed structure to the trustees of the conference." To this I re ply, the conference did not authorize its locating committee to ask any such thing, aud I know they did not ask it. The com mittee, representing a young, but ambi tious, though not wealthy conference, simply gave the different cities and towns an opportunity to bid for the location of the college. Tho pre vailing sentiment among the leaders of the enterprise was that any city could well af ford to give the site and sufficient money to construct a suitable building, in view of the varied advantages, naturally accruing from tho location of a first-class school of collegiate grade aud powers. And it was further thought due the city securing the college to expend about all the money donated on the structure, and draw upon the church and its friends throughout the conference for money to defray the run ning expenses of the school, and in time to work up an endowment. Indeed it was well understood by the locating committee and every other person at all inter ested, with the possible exception of yourself, that no city would make any proposition except on the condition that the conference establish and forever main tain a first clas3 school of college grade. And everybody knows that to furnish the site and build the structure are compara tively small factors in a successful college enterprise. 2. "If the Methodist church is so abun dantly able to attend to ils own affairs, what is it going around and asking people to do all the work and contribute all of the money'" The Methodist church is not some great abstraction, off some where apart from all creation, with a -huge vault full of money. It consists of intelligent men aud women scattered through even' city, town and country place, with willing hands and open hands to every moral, philanthropic, aud intellectual enterprise. The treasurers of the church arc the purses of its mem bers, and the duly appointed agents of the church have a right to call upon its mem bers aud its friends for contributions, and they have a right to respond. "Aud that is just what the methodist3 did and are doing with reference to their so-called col lege." And wo shall still continue to do it with or without the consent of the Eagle, until our college leads every other in the slate. Very respectfully, J. D. Boticin. NOT THE MAN. To the Editor of the Eajle. ituLN.vxE. Knn Oct. 20. Dear Sir; I notice in the weekly edition of j-our pa per an article headed, "Down at Mulvanc," in which you say a correspondent wits that a couple of gentlemen, who have political aspirations and one of whom was a dele gate to the county convention, has gone back on the Republican ticket. I presume I am the party meant by the correspondent a3 I was one of the delegates, end he was another of the delegates from this part of the township. He was a nominee for a town oflicc, and on account of his going back on his end of tiie township I will not support him; but any statement to the ef fect that I have gone bask on the county ticket, which I helped to nominate, and all of ivhora wss ny choice in the convention, is false, Now I am the man at whom this was thrown. 1 hope you will correct it. and give ine the n.ime of your informer, as he ha-; taken a cowardly mean way of vent- j icg his ppite. Yours Truly, C. II. Hra&urex Seventeen, states wPJ choose governors dav after tomorrow. Nine of thco have I Republican govercors at present. ROBBED. To the Editor of the Eagle. Having noticed in a late issue of the Beacon that a great and magnanimous county was about to be robbed of a valua ble piece of property by a poor widow un less its rights were defended, an observer would ask why does the great and mag nanimous county propose to rob a poor widow of her sacred rights? Does the said great county propose to defend its poor widows in their sacred rights to prop erty to which its poor widows have never signed their righrs away? Does this great and magnanimous county hold a deed to said valuable properly with the poor wid ows signature affixed? If so it is a base fraud. The poor widow never wanted and never did sign any deed to the square upon which the jail now stand?. Thus the poor widow's claim upon the property. Oh, magnanimous county, we deplore thee. In reply to the lady who wrote above we have only to say that we have had no sympathy with the howl set up by the Beacon. We knew Munger as far back as 'oS.kno wing of the early struggles of himself and wife in starting Wichita, and we have said at least a dozen times in public that wc really wished that the woman who did so much to lay the foundation of Wichita, and who now has nothing, would get the square of ground for which she is contend ing, and which, while it would make her rich, the county would never particularly miss. Ed. Eagle. Sheriff's Election Proclamation. STATE OF KANSAS. ) Couuty of Sedgwict, J Tbe stato of Kanwis to all vfcom tLwo presents shall come, Orcelln.;: Know Ye. That I. W. W. Hays. Sheriff of Sedgwick count v, stato of Kansas, do hereby proclaim and make'fcuown to the lecal oters vt &edsw ick county, statu of Knnsc. that on the FIRST TUESDAY OF NOVEMBER. A. D. l'EC . (beln" tho 2d dnv of the month), there will bo an election held m each of tho otiug prtfincta through out said county of Sedgwick, for tho purpose of electing the foilo'.vlnKbtate, county and township officers, to-w it: STATE OFFICERS. Oho associate Justice supicmo court. OnoKOornor. One lieutenant governor. One secretary ot htute. One stato treasurer. One auditor of state. One attorney general. One superintendent public Instruction. One congressman, "th district, Ouc judge IStn judicial district. COUNTY OFFICERS. One repreentatIvo Kd district. One representative S.M district. One representative Mtli district. One couuty attorney. One probate Judge. One clerk district courr. One superintendent of public Instruction. One county Mineyor. One coiumLisIouer for tho third commissloner'a district. TOWXSHir OFFICERS. One township trustee. One township clerk. One township treasurer. To Justices of the peace. Two constables, ami One road overseer In each road district For each township In tho county. "For" or "Against" propooed amendment to tao constitution of the state of Kansas. Said election being a general election, and to bo conducted In all respects, nnd tho returns thereof to bo made In tho manner prescribed by the general election laws of tho state of Kansas, providing for the holding of election. ... , , l'oll-, to be opened at R o clock In tho morning and cloning at 6 o'clock in tho evening of the said day. Given under my hand at the HhcrnTs office. In the city or Wichita, Sedgwick county, btntcof Kansas, this 4tU day of October, A. D. 1S3. n.y Sheriff of Sedgwick county, Kansas. O. B. JACOBS, DEALER IS REAL ESTATE MONEY TO LOAN NO INSURANCE. Valley Centre, Sedgwick County, Kas W. H. STERNBERG, Contractor and Builder . Office and Shop 349 Main St. FIRST-CLASS WORK at LOWEST PRICES. Etl mates furnished on short notice. WICHITA, KAN". FARM LOANS. Ready Money. Low Rates. 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