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xt cittota gailij kqIc: tur&gg 9orixiii0, f&otferolrer 6, 1886.
3IUBDOCK, Editor.
Wichita Must, Inevitably, 1'ecomc the r-V
Southwest Polar.
The readers of the Eagle will very dis
tinctly remember that some two years and a
half ago when this paper first opened up its
Yigorouq war on the railway policy of the
western trunl lines which compelled all
Kansas to pay a local rate from and to
Kansas City s a general pooling poini on
nl clasFes of freight and without regard to
tuc distance 01 iau uaui tnuu .-.
31. 31.
City, that we then said that the logic of old slave states, we learn with amazement ' t &Sh A-A. Tal
events the development of the southwest, that she furnished a larger number of so!- ' ral manaser, and James Smith,
more particularly, would force a new pool-
re particularly, woum lorce a x.u uux-
ms point anu mat uuu pumi nuu.u
Wichita, because of her leading position
and from the fact that all the trunk lines
-. i
travemmr the state would touch
at mis
point. Wc advocated the idea, in factheld
to it as a self-evident truth, that all tha
was necessary to break up the systcniized
outrage which compelled the whole of the
Arkansas valley to dance to the tunc of
Kansas City by paying a two bundled and
fifty to a four hundred mile local, was to
induce the extension cf any one of the
single trunk lines, terminating on tnc Mis
souri river, out into the interior of Kansas,
as far as Wichita, which already had their
independent trunk lines, two of which were
able to largely dodge the Missouri river
pool rate. The Rock Island wa3 the road
to make the Mart. The others will follow.
If Wichita docs not get a pool rate of her
own she will get what is better, at least
batter than a Kansas City pool rate. It
will be a trunkline competition rate.
In thh connection wc call attention to an
account of the late St. Louis conference,
called at the instance of the- board of trade
of Kansas City, -n ho are simply making
a fight on Wichita's cut rate.
It will be seen that the
matter was referred to Commissioner
Midgley and three other. Two of the
three are Wichita's friends, and are at the
bottom of Kansas City's rate-woe.. It wilt
be seen further that a pool farther west
than Kansas City i-1 suggested.
So far as the Eagle is concerned it cares
not what the St. Louis conference con
cludes or docs not conclude, for the simple
reason that nothing short of a pool at a
.Missouri rate at Wichita can hold the Mis
souri Pacific, the Frisco and the Rock
Island, all of which roads will reach Wich
ita and this territory independent of Kan
pas City's pool or combination, which is
now breaking of its own might.
With the three great trunk lines of the west
already here and the Rock Island coming
Wichita does not particularly desire a pool,
even at a Missouri river rate. What Wich
ita will waut is that UiCbC lines as they
pass beyond us will continue to throw out
numerous branches the rates and goods
will be found at Wichita, satisfactory as to
limits as well as to supply.
The tidal wave, o to speak, that swept
over the country hist Tuesday, while it
did not change the political completion al
together of the next congress, it so reduced
the Democratic majority in the house as to
render it comparatively helpless to accomp
lish obnoxious and harmful legislation.
Nor is this all. Should the next presiden
tial election be thrown into the house the
Republicans will have a majority of states,
by delegations, giving them Colorado, with
a tie in two states, West Virginia and New
Hampshire. It isst.cn, therefore, that we
are much nearer a complete return to Re
publican conti ol of the legislative and ex
ecutive department, aside from the present
apparent certainty of success in the next
presidential election, than wc have been for
sixteen years. The states which return a
majorit' of Republicans to the Fiftieth
congress arc: California, Illinois, Ion a,
Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland.
Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jcr?ey,
New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
Rhode T-land, Virginia, Vermont w Wiscon
sin. The Sultan of tuikey must have lost his
head, it it be true that he i3 supporting the
Czar in his efforts to put to an end to Bul
garian independence. England's motive in
endeavoring to sustain Bulgaria h to raise
a barrier between Turkey and Russian
aggression. Yet Turkey uceras determined
to oppose- the policy of England and to as
sist Russia. If she prists in this policy,
her fate is scaled, and, perhaps, the sooner
the better. The extinction of Turkish
power, even if it involves the extonsiou of
Russian tyranuv", may be auecessary step
toward the ultimate freedom of miny
races. Whenever Bussia La3j nothing else
to distract her attentiou, bhe will doubtless
come into direct collision with Austria and
Germany, and jnust either conquer or be
conquered, In either caw, peace would
doubtless be followed by internal revoln
tion, and the collapse of the great empire,
so pereveringly and successfully built up
by the Romanoffs and their predecessors.
Whatever be the fate of Bulgaria, her pre
sent courageous struggle for independence j
wi'l raise her-people very greatly in the !
estimation of all lover of liberty.
3Ir. Edmunds was duly t looted Uuited
State eiutorf rem Vermont. On the in
formal ballot the day before only eight
anti-Edmunds votes were cast. Probably
one of these was thrown by Mr. Edwin
FMier, who had Hie poor judgment to write
to Mr. Edmunds for "assurance of your (his)
support for the nominee of the Republican
National convention for president of the
Uniftd States in 1SSS." Mr. Edmunds
answered in substance that if Mr. Fisher
had any doubt as to "his fidelity to our par
ty, or to its great principles and purposes."
he had better not vote for him. In other
words, Mr. Edmunds refuses to ixcant or
make any pledges for the future.
The only soreness over the result of
Tuesday's election that is apparent in the
stflte is confined to a fevr individuals in the
Fifth congressional district. The slight
ahrasion up there "will soon heal over, it is
Loped, aud our body politic present iti
wanted comely aspect.
To Editor of the "Wichita Eagle-
Please inform rac through tho columns
of your paper the name of the American
counsel or minister at Melbourne, Austra
lia. Bj doing so you will oblige and old
subscriber. R. H.
Som Jntorcwtlnjr Statistics I'crnlshul by a
According to Felix A. Reeve, a corres
pondent of tho November number of the
North American'Rcview, the southern and
border slave states furnished over 350,000
white volunteer soldiers for the union army
ic thpvar of the rebellion, and nearly 100,
ftfifl rnlorr.d trootw for the 3;ime service.
-,"-.---. .-- -
"Turning first to Delaware, among the
lu-u... -- --. -.
fliVrs fnr tlio. union armv. in proportion
- --- ..,. tha'uan7 other state of
f I
. , nnt;onai union! in igoy this heroic
little state had only about 18,000 white
males between the ages of 18 and 45, yet
dm KPnt 1:? R70 men into the union armv
; , -, ,., .r.
or o per cent, oi ner avauauiubiiuugui.
ttnvr rrnrrmshirn rnntrihuteri 54 ncr cent. :
t Vermont and Massachusetts 53 each; Maine
59; Rhode Island GG; Illinois and Ohio u'J;
Kansas 72, and Indiana 74. The other
border states did almost as creditably.
Maryland furnished the union cause 49 per
cent; Kentucky 41; Missouri 47, West Vir
ginia 48, and Tennessee, one of the seced
ing states, furnished the union cause over
35,000 white soldiers.
Mr. Reeves thinks that without the con
servative Union element of the southern
and border slave states the dismemberment
of the Federal Union would have been in
evitable; and had it not Lcen for the con
servative stand taken by the Union Demo
crats of East Tennessee and other portions
of the south at the close of the war, the
condition of tho ex-Confederates would
have been miserable beyond measure. Dis
franchise,!, their property taken, and they
themselves pursued as political outlaws
and traitor?, thousands of those who
had but latelv been arrayed against
them in deadly conflict stood J ike
a break-water between them and
utter and unutterable ruin, and this, too,
without any hope or expectation or reward
from any source. Tims h win i;c seen mut
these loyal friends of the national govern
ment were as generous in peace as they had
been brave in battle. The country, there
fore, owes much to the union sentiment at
the south and cs-confcderatcs are under an
infinite obligation to the brave and unselfish
unionists, who, unable to endorse the pre
scriptive policy of the dominant majority,
met their "enemy in the gates, and placing
themselves in a hopeless minority, advo
cated their civil and political rights at a
time when they were deprived of both."
The American Short-horn Breeders' as
sociation holds its meeting at the Grand
Pacific hotel, Chicago, beginning at 8
o'clock p. m. Wednesday, November 17th.
At the same hotel, in the forenoon of that
day, there is to be a meeting of committees
from the Short-horn associations of those
states that havo such organizations, notab
lr. Kansas. Missouri, Ohio, Indiana, Illi
nois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa, for
the purpose of endeavoring to agree upon
a scale of point's and urge its adoption by
the American association for general use.
Each state association Las been invited to
bend four delegates to this meeting, and
if not already appointed they should
be forthwith and urged to attend.
The Kansas association has appointed as
il3 committee Gen. J. C. Stone, of Leaven
worth, W. A. Harris, of Lhiwood, E. M.
Shelton, of Manhattan, and F. D. Coburn,
of Wyandotte. Having already adopted
and tested satisfactorily a scale of points
and standard of excellence the Kansas boy
will have no objection to seeing it adopted
by the National Association. We have no
doubt if a standard is agreed upon there it
will not be greatly diileicnt from the pres
ent Kansas standard, and if, as has been
done in at least one other instance, some
chap from another state presents it as his
own invention, some man from the Jay
hawker region should rie up and remind
him thai lie needs salt, badly.
It is reported fiom Atlanta, Georgia,
that since prohibition became a settled fact
in that city those of its inhabitants who feel
that they cannot live without liquor arc in
the habit of getting their supplies by ex
press from the surrounding towns, and this
"jug trade" is said to have grown yery
large. Even some of those who worked
for prohibition arc said to bo getting liquor
in this way. The druggists, too, are be
sieged bv persons who must have alcohol,
and are willing to resort to any trick to get
it. These facts show what a fearful power
this evil spirit has over its victims. They
show too, the disadvantages against which
local option laws have to contend. Ihc
larger the area covered by piohibitiou the
more easily it can le made effective. After
all is said and done, however, prohibition
is a great Messing to any town or state,
even when only partially enforced.
Wc should like to ask sympathizers with
the labor inovemeut, as represented by
Mr. George, to tell us at v. hat point pro
perty bscomes theft. A man begins life as
a farm-laborer or mechanic, and by indus
try, frugality, integrity, and ability rises
from one step to another. First, he be
comes his own employer. Second, he em
ploys some one to ait him, and ultimate
ly he ri-es to be the head of a large estab
lishment w ith miny employe. Doe lu
change from bving an honest workmgman
to being a dishonest and bloated capitalist
as soon a he is able to own hh lumt and
shop, or when by the growth of his b.isi
ness he becomes so engrossed with care
and anxiety that he can hardly think of
anything else night or day? "It is not all
gold that glitters."
So it teems that Iht- importation of distin
guished statesmen aud orators into u doubt
ful district to bolster up the cnue of au
accomplish the end desired, as witness the I Somc sill-r So'J''e editor says the white j
cojeofDr. I-hiliips in the Kansas Citv, i Jvmgbs of Labor of theXorth are trying.
Ho., district. Senator Joe Biackbnru, of " organize hell" in the South by bringing j
Kentucky is an oratorical giant, bat lmluI a nero q-esiica The bulk of the j
labored effort for his friend, the Doctor, j Southern press, however, joins in rebuking
availed him little. Perhaps if the Doctor j thm s3'1 a3ving ;hem-ihis is the snr
had dismissed the services of life local bo-. I of ths rebuke to go r.ud soak their
Corrigan, his imported assistant might
have served him better. Fact is the intel
ligent people of ihU country don't iwd
political bosses, nor yet special impleading
as to what they want and need in the mat
ter of representatives aud laws. On the
average they are able to decide for themselves.
1'tslnjj Differentials on Kansas Uuslm-s.
From the Globe-Democrat.
At a meeting of the Southwestern Asso
ciation lines interested in Kansas business,
held at the Southern yesterday, there were
present T. J. Potter, vice president; n. B.
Stone, general manager, and E. P. Pipley,
general freight agent, of the Burlington;
R. P. Cable, president, and W. M.
Sage, general freight agent, of the
Rock Island; C. II. Chappell, gen
eral manager; II. H. Courtright,
general freight agent, and F. A. Warne,
division freight agent, of the Alton; J. F.
Goddard, assistant general manager, and S.
B. Haynes, general freight agent, represent
ing the Atchison and the Southern Kansas;
Thomas L. Kimball, traffic manager, and
J. S. Tibbetts, assistant general freight
agent, of the Union Pacific; George H.
ij:i;m, i iuv- u"'uu . v., v-i.v. -.
Neltleton, general manager, and M. L
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traffic manager, of the Yaba"li; II. 1.
Morrill, general manager" ana u. N.
Cale. ceneral freight agent, of the
Frisco; YV. II. Xewman, general traffic
minnow nnd Oacar G. Murrav. freight
traffic'manager, of the Missouii Pacific,
and J. W. Midgley, commissioner of the
Southwestern association. The Kansas
City board of trade was represented by
.luusaia. i win, 11 iuuu auu xiiiiuxtui, uxiu.
St. Louis merchants by E. C. Simmons,
Dwight Tredway and R. II. Whitelay.
The Kansa3 City and St. Louis merchants'
committees met the members of the associ
ation informally. The object of the meet
ing is to adjust differentials on what is
known as Kansas City and St. Louis south
ern Kansas territory business. A com
mittee was appointed to pre
pare a report upon the subject, but
failed to agree, and in the .'ifternoon
a second committee was appointed, con
sisting of H. L. Morrill, of the Frisco; J.
F. Goddard of the Atchisen; W. n. New
man, of the Missouri Pacific, and Commis
soner .Midgley, and this committee will re
port at 10:530 this morning. The contest i3
virtually between the Atchison and Mis
souri Pacific, tho former having open
ed the battle by demanding that the
basing rate by the sum of locals via Kansas
r.itv in vno-np. nrior to the vast amount of
building accomplished in xhe past nine
months and still in progress. The
Missouri Pacific is compelled,
in sheer self-nrotection. to combat this uo-
sition, and if any compromise is reached it
will not be upon tue proposition 01 me
Atchison, unless it is modified to a consid
erable extent. The question also involves
the extension of the pool beyond the Mis
souri river so as to take in Jxansas
territory, and it is more than prob
able that a temporary compromise will be
effected until such time as the new lines
entering that territory have taken definite
position. The claims of the western and
northwestern lines for recognition are fully
conceded as just and equable, but the de
mand that the original idea of Kansa3 City
as the center instead of St. Louis can not
be acceded to. The result of the recent
meeting will decide the future of the
southwestern pool.
The following is President Cleveland's
proclamation designating Thursday, No
vember 25, ns a day of thanksgiving and
A Proclamation by the Piesidcnt of the
United States:
It has long been the custom of the peo
ple of the United States, on a day in each
year especially set apart for that purpose
by their chief executive, to acknowledge
the goodness and mercy of God, and to in
voke his continued care and protection.
In observation of such custom, I, Gro
ver Cleveland, president of the United
States, do hereby designate and set apart
Thursday, November '25, tobeob,erved
and kept as a day of thanksgiving
and prayer. On that day let all
our people forego their accus
tomed employments and assemble in
their usual place of worship to give thanks
to the Ruler of tho Universe for our con
tinued enjoyment of the blessings of a free
government, for a renewal of business
prosperity throughout our land, for the re
turn -which has rewaidcd the labor of those
who till the soil, and for our progress as a
people, in all that makes a nation great.
And while we contemplate tho infinite
power of God in earthquake, flood and
storm, let the srrateful hearts of those who
have been shielded from harm
through divine mercy be turned in
sympathy and kindness toward those
who have sunerca tnrougu 1113 visi
tations. Let us also in tho midst cf
our thanksgiving remember the poor and
needy with cheerful gifts and alms, so that
our services may, by deeds of charity, be
made acceptable in the sight of the Lord.
In wituess whereof I havo hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the United
States to be affixed. Done at the city of
Washington, this first day of November,
inthej-earof our Lord," one thousand,
eight hundred and eighty-six, and of the
independence of the United States of
America and one hundred and eleventh.
Bv the President: Gkovkh Clevklajjd.
"T. F. Bayard, Secretary of State.
Tho Christian church of Kan?us h:is a
membership of 30,000.
The Seven-Day Adventisti are holding
forth at Fort Scott.
The registration of voters this fall in the
counties of Kansas shows a marked in
crease. There are now 2G0 telephones in opera
tion in Atchinson, and orders for several
more have twsn received.
The A. JT. C. A. State convention held
at Ottawa this -week, "will bo the largest
evor held in the state.
Senator Ingnlls seems to be rensonabry
pruspcrous. 1 he bricklayers are at wonc
on his double tenement house on North
Fourth street. Atchison.
According to the report of the secretary
of the state board of agriculture, the value
of farm imp! mcnts in 1SS5 was -;i32.697,
while for H5S6 it was only $sr,!ya.
The Atchison Glohe say: The Topcka
notion that that town will have ilis&ouri
river rates after the completion of the Rock
Island extension, is a great absurdity, and
generally la'ighed at by railroad men.
Assessor's return for ilarch, 1SSG, shows
that Kuisas had then 072,000 hor-e?:$3.G00
mules, and asses, 672.000 milkcow, l.-JOC,-000
other cattle, 032,000 sheep and l,6-v
C-00 swine. The increase over the preious.
earvras in cattle about 112.0C0 head, ami
m horses about 00,000. In sheep and I
swine there was a large decrease. j
List Sundry's K&nsa3 Citv Times con
tained a longnccount of the life and ,ork
of il. 31. Murdock, of the Wichita Evglk,
by "Kicking Bird." It shovs what a mn
oi" energy, brains and piuck can nccompli-h
and Msrh Murdock has all these essential
qualifications. Peabody Graphic,
Thank, Brother Simpon.
Preparatory to
Oiip Old
132 Main Street,
We Will Make
Fof the Next Ten Days,
On the Remainder
Flannels, Yarns, Ete.
Third door South of
See Some of the Bargains Offered.
Largs Goblefcs,
Colored Tumblers,
Largo Pickle Dishes,
" Sa-ucoDisb.es,
" Butter Dishes,
" Covered Dishes,
" Cream Pitchers.
' Sugar Bowls,
" Spoon-holders,
2 Quart Pans, 5 "
3 Quart Pans, 5 "
Broad Pans. 5
2 Qt. Covered Buckets 10 "
6 Qt. Covered Buckets 10 "
Dinner Buckets, 25 "
I al3o carry a full line of larger sized
goods at 10 cents apiece.
Towel Backs,
Hat Backa,
Large Screv Drivers,
Rollingr Fina,
Wooden Bowls,
Knife Boxse,
Lamps, Larger Size,
Lamps, Extra Finislied,
Soap, 3 Cakes in a Bos,
Rn.Ti. ft Cakas in a Boz.
Three Child's Handkerchiefs
Ladies Handkerchiefs 5 cents apiece.
Ladies' Handkerchiefs 10 cents apiece.
Gents' Handkerchief 10 cents apiece.
Extra All.Linen Towels 10 cents -piece.
Larg-o Bath Towels 25 cents apiece.
Fine As3ortai3nt of Baskets 10 to 50 cente.
Fine Assortment of Vases 15 cents to $1.50.
Ladies Gossimers, Extra Fine Si. OO
Fine Assortment of Albums 25 cents to $3.00-
Full Assortment of Scrap Albums 10 cents to $2.
Decorated Sets, 44 pieces, $6,per set.
A Large Washbowl and Pitcher for ? 1 .
Coal Oil Stoves $1 Bach.
Children's Trunks from 80 Cents to 5-1.25
Dolls. All Sines from 5 cents to $2.
Large Assortment of Decorated Cups and Saucers 35ctol .50
Large Assortment of Decorated China.Mugt5 5c to 40c.
Large Assortment of Ladies' comb aud Brcsh Cases.
Large Assortment of Ladies' Work Boxes.
Gents' Fur-top Gloves. 50 Cents a Pair. .
Rnn' .ctanmlfvPR "Half Hosa 10 Cents a Pair.
Fine Assortment of Pocket Knives.
Eair, Cloth and Shoe Brushes.
Fine Assortment of At? ate Ware
Fine Assortment of White Granite Ware,
Other Goods of Every Description m Proportion.
I Invite all to Call and be Convined
Moving Back, to
Very Low Prices
of our Stock of
First Street, on Main.
Oct. 30, '86
5 Cents Apiece.
5 " "
5 '
5 "
5 "
5 "
5 "
5 "
6 Cents Apiece.
5 "
10 Cents Apiece.
15 "
10 "
10 '
15 "
15 "
25 "
35 "
50 "
A Box.
& 4P if T 4" '
424 Dozen !
All Wool Caps for Men and Boys,
worth 50 and 75 eents
Eaeh only 1 0 eents.
"FA M O U S,;
422 Bast Douglas Avenue.
The Lamar Nurseries
Will make their delivery of Nursery Stock in Wichita, on Friday,
Nov. 12. DELIVERING- GROUNDS near the east end of tho 'Ar
kansas river bridge, south side Douglas ave. "We will havo a fine
lot of stock more than is ordered, which we will sen at. Cheap prices.
Come and see our stock. C. H FINK & SON.
E. T. BIR-O'WIT & CO..
Dealers In choice Business and RreMcsco Property. Karnn, Ranciw. and Acre I'roporty. Uoom 2 an! t
C3T K. Doogliu Ae.
Kansas Furniture Co.
20c to
100,000 Yards will
At prices that defy competition.
Having Bought at 50e on the $1,
We can and will place a carpet
within the reach of everybody in the City of
Wichita. This is by far the largest
and finest stock of carpets ever seen in-
the west.
Come and See us Monday.
For Bargalne in
Eeal Estate!
Call on
iiii s ira'car
Stif-k Hatst
Latest Shape.
Farnisher, Hatter
and Shirtmaker.
J Noble Bice', 402 Douglas Ate.
fi i
F. 1. MAKTIK. Attorney nt-Lnw
:. Velvets,
v Tapestry,
be placed on Sale
Furniture Co.
JUuy:rrS CrJs- '"te Bjmprtt.
m nsm. '.or Of r i"AT tM U' f 1
Krtr jaM w",: " Xlbrtr k4
T3J '" '' ''rj'' - f Jvx
ST. JetJiA. M
At Lowest Rates zsri Ready for
vncsunx. txy.

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