Site tsatclxtla ailtj u$U: Jxxks&vq $Lovimm, ?lovztubzt XX, 1886.
M. MUKDOCK, Editor.
THURSDAY MORNING. NOV. 11, 18S6.
Hon. S. R. Peters' majority for congress
in this, the Seventh district, as ascertained
by official count, is 9,773.
Senator Plumb takes the ground that the
Cherokees cannot sell and that the govern
ment AvilL never consent that the lands of
their reservation shall be sold to a syndicate.
We have received a written communica
tion, or' rather lay sermon, from a corres
pondent at Attica, but, as the Eagle is not
engaged just now in adjusting differences
between Democrats and Prohibitionists, we
trust our esteemed correspondent will par
don us for filing the article away for tho
The first Confederate monument ever
erected on the Gettysburg battle field .ar
rived and was put in position on the 6th
inst. It marks the position of the Second
Maryland infantry at the foot of Culp's
hill, the ground over on the Confederate
left with Early's corps' fought. The
monument will be dedicated November 19.
It is amusing to witness the philosophiz
ing of tariff for revenue only Democrats
upon the result of the late election and its
effects upon that idiocyncracy. They
say that the defeat of Morrison,
the recognized leaderof tliat ism,
will in no wise interfere with
the work of revenue reform, as they call it.
Henry "Watterson, the father of the aphor
ism, says the close call on Mr. Carlisle, one
of its champions, was merely an accident.
So with Frank Hurd, who made the fight
on that issue, although he acted partly up
on the advice of his co-champion, Morri
son, and bottled himself up, so to speak,
during the campaign. If they think these
rebukes from the people amount to noth
ing, just let them hold on to the hallucina
tion and continue to act upon it in attempt
ing to pull down by pernicious legislation
what it has taken near a quarter of a cen
tury to build up, until the people of the
whole country can have an opportunity to
give expression to their sentiments and
convictions in another presidential contest,
and perhaps they will conclude it were bet
ter that they had heeded the gentle admon
ition recently given. None are so blind as
those who will not see.
ST. LOUIS AND HEB HAIL.KOADS.
State Treasurer Howe in his report to
the governor says: "Had the recommen
dation of yourself and several of your pre
decessors in office concerning the sale of
public lands of the state received proper
attention, the permanent school fund of the
state would ultimately nave aggregated
sonic milliontvof dollars more than is now
"We reproduce in this ibsue an editorial
article from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat
upon the railroad situation. The article is
written from the stand-point of St. Louis'
business interests, but it covers the whole
field, particularly as it affects "Wichita and
Southern Kans:is. As the Globe remarks,
the vital question is, will the St. Louis,
roads Mirrendcr tlie vital points at issue?
The fact that they have not up to the pres
ent, we take as an encouraging augury.
Tut, tut, tut, gentlemen of the press, the
election is past and quarreling and bicker
ings and bandying of ugly epithets is an
unseemly practice. Abandon it for your
own credit. "What if some one did take
an undue advantage of you while the con
test was on; the temporary advantage your
antagonist may have gained will surely re
act against him, sooner or later, and you
will be avenged without compromising
your manhood in a bout of mud throwing.
Don't do it.
Tho round-up of the political contest in
Missouri :is shown by the returns from the
election of members to the state legislature
show a diminution of the Democratic ma
jority of sixteen votes on joint ballot.
That party will still have a working ma
jority, but the cutting downithassustained
in the face of the personal campaign of the
state made by its two magnetic United
States senators is a very comforting assur
ance that llio poor old slate will yet pull
around all right.
The Missouri Pacific, Frisco and Atchi
son, Topeka and Santa Pe roads arc hold
ing a meeting in St. Louis to arrange a
pool for southern Kansas. Good bye com
petition and cut rates. El Dorado Repub
lican. Don't be in too great hurry in aniving
at a conclusion. No such arrangement has
3et been formed, ani we do not believe any
will be whereby higher rates will be charg
ed 13' southern Kansas railroads than here
tofore. Let's wait until wo are spurred be
fore we kick
3Ir. Thocbc, of Covington, Kentucky,
who gave Speaker Carlisle such a close
call in tho nice for congress, i epudiatcs
Henry George and his doctrines. Mr.
Thoebe's statement is going the rounds
as an excellent sentiment for workingmen
to adopt. He said of socialism: "1 have a
wife ami home. Any man who owns pro
pcrty can have no patience with ruch doc
trines. Every American citizen should
discountenance any which tends to disrupt
his government and institutions." Mr.
Thocbc will ifinain at home and prosecute
his occupation, that of wood carrying, but
Ids candidacy enabled him to get before the
public some tritle sentiments which it will
be well for all to oon-ider.
Kansas Citv celebrated the re election of
Major "Warner to congress from that dis
trict, by a grand popular demonstration
Tuesday night. The city papers say the
people there turned out almost en masse,
irrespective of party politics, and with fire
works, torchlight processions, addresses,
etc., made it a grand demonstration. It
was a fitting tribute to a worthy man and
faithful representative, and the only
thing particularly remarkable about
it is the fact that "Warner
is a straight out, thorough Republican,
while the district which he represents is
Democratic by a majority of something
near G,000. The Star of that city says of
the demonstration that it was more of a
celebration on the part of the fit of the
defeat of bossism than the success of "War
ner. "What is true of Kansas City in that
respect is likewise true of the country at
large, i. e., the days of bossism is past.
The supreme court of Mississippi Mon
day rendered a decision in the case of
Schuler vs. R. "W. Bordeaux, sheriff and
tax collector of Lauderdale, county, which
involved the constitutionality of the local
option law. The grounds considered by
the court upon which the appellant claimed
the law unconstitutional were:
1. That the act violated the constitution
of the state in not making the result of the
election returnable to the secretary of
2. That the act was not a declarative of
the will of the legislature, but depended
upon future contingencies for its opera
tion. The court upheld the constitutionality of
the law, and decided the local option elec
tion in Lauderdale county valid. The
court also decided the election iu Hinds
county legal. In the Hinds county case
the court .stated that it required a deter
mined effort to consider seriously the argu
ment made by the counsel for appellant.
As has d Mibtless len observed often by
the reader, there seems to ba soinesoitof
fatality attending disasters of every sort.
There is rareh' a fire, or railroad accident,
or ocean disaster, or murder, suiude or
other crime or casualty that is not fol
lowed by others. "We do not believe
in the doctrine of fatalism, if, indeed, it
could be applu-d to the idea suggested, but
there is a lingular coincidence in tho mat
ter to say the least. It is brought to mind
by the succession of business failures that
have occurred iu rapid succession in Balti
more the past two or three days. There
were as many as half a dozen heavy col
lapses, none of which are said to be conse
quent upon another.
"We are all for Kansas City, and we are
all bending to the task of pultis g her so far
beyond me reach of rialry that she will
W knmwi to her j-p-ter- in the nvir :ts the
city of magnificent distance. Kaunas City
Yes, but jour task will prove a fruitless
one; vou are hoping against hope. Your
rapidly growing rivals Mill prove a very
octopus to you. "With Minneapolis, Oma
ha and "Wichita to the north, west and south
of you, all of which cities are outstripping
you in the march of material progress,
jrrowimr and prospering upon the business
that" erstwhile vus 3 ours and made 3011
what you are, jou will, indeed, be known
as the city of magnificent distances, count
ing your buildings that i ill be occup'ed
for business and residence.
The I. O. O. F. of Kansju added l.-iSi
members to the order la-t year. There arc
233 lodges in the .tat-and 13.021 incmbors
altogether. The receipts were .$110,00-1 90.
exclusive of the insurance font we of the
' The U. P. church of the United Status
has just locateii'its college at Sterling, Rice
count, Kansas. The college grounds
comprise a tract of tea acres. The buiki
"iTig is to cost not les.- than $2.i,000, and is
to' be endowed with U00,00O.
o tho Editor of the Easle.
The election of Mr. R. C. Jelly, the
Democratic commissioner of the First dis
trict, will be contested on the ground that
Mr. Jell' was holding the office of deputy
county surveyor hcn elected commis
sioner. The Dot Putnam dramatic company be
gan a week's engagement here last even
ing, beginning with Fauchon as the open
ing play. The company is an excellent
one, and the leading lady, whose name
appears at the head of the bills, is an ex
ceedingly versatile and artistic acticss.
Miss Putnam is slight in stature but ex
ceedingly graceful in her movements, while
her articulation is perfect and of a kind
that is both musical and distinct, which
acts upon its hearers like the warbling of
some sweet bird. Her fine appreciation of
the most difficult situations in the play was
absolutely perfect, and drew from the au
dience the warmest applause. An excel
lent feature also is the strength of her sup
port, which was unusually good. L.
Mrs. Minnie "Walkup is at Atchison
She was former! of Emporia.
The annual meeting of the Kansas As
sociation of Trotting Horse Breeders -will
be held 111 Topeka, .Nov. 10.
The regular annual meeting of the Kan
sas State Teacher's association, which is to
be held in Harper December 28, 29 and 30.
has just been called.
The city council of Hiawatha, Kan., has
decided that the place will have waterworks
if the people are willing to vote ;30,000
bonds for the'purposo.
The various "western league base ball
representatives met ycslcrnday at Leaven
worth and partially planned the work
for the season of 1SS7.
The Kansas Central Elevator Company,
of Loa enworth. have- purchased the larg
est corn sheller in the world. The machine
was iuvented and built by Kansas men.
The Santa Fe has its track laid down to
the "Willows. 20 miles from here. .That
will be the first section. Ponca Agency
a ill be the second. Arkansas City Repub
lican. A three foot and a half vein of coal is re
ported to have been discovered on the line
of the Parsons and Pacific road, nine
miles from Parsons.
Seward county falls into line and elects
a lady for the office of superintendent of
public instruction. Mrs. E. F. Brown is
the lady elected to that responsible posi
tion. On Wednesday, Nov. 17, Governor
Martin v. ill designate the temporarv count v
seat of Morton county and appoint coui-miv-ioners.
The comveting towns are
"Richfield and Frisco.
Two drunken men attempted to break up
the salvation army meeting Sundav night
at Lawrence, and - ere arrested. Yester
day morning Judge Chadwick imposed a
fine on each of $30 and exists.
lluney county has 211 United States pen-sione-s.
who draw an annual total pension
tf (-1,98.133. Of this number 191 are in
valid, 12 widows. 1 minor, G dependents,
and one widow of the war .f IS 12. There
are more pensioners in Cow ley county than
in any other county of the state.
For a long time, or during the long drv
spill this summer, it looked a though the
acreage of wheat sown in tills county, "the
banner wheat grow ing county of the'stale,"
would be extremely small, but since the
rain, nearly every farmer i- putting in sev
eral more acres than he at first had calcu
lated on, ami it is nrobible that the acreage
for this year will equal tl.at of last year.
omoKy alley acts uiuusuorg;.
From tho Globe-Democrat.
On the map St. Louis is a great railroad
center, practicallytshe is not. There are
but two railroads, to the westward, from
which the merchants of this city have rea
son to look for anything substantial the
Missouri Pacific and the St. Louis and San
Francisco. Little or nothing in the way of
trade encouragement canjbe expected from
other roads reaching the Missouri river.
Neither the Chicago and Alton, the Chi
cago, Burlington and Quincy, nor the "Wa
bash, will show any accommodation to
this city if Chicago, Detroit tor Toledo
can do the business, Their interests
are best subserved by discriminations
against St. Louis sufficient to
insure them the long haul. Their manag
ing officials cannot be censured for such a
policy. They are simply discharging their
duties to'their employers, the. stockholders.
Their natural conclusion is that the in
terests of their roads can be best served by
making Chicago the distributing point for
the greatest possible area.
Chicago has never been disturbed by St.
Louis in the northwest, and but very little
in the west. Prior to 1876 St Louis held
tho southwest and a just proportion of the
western trade. The territory beyond the
Mississippi was fairly divided between thc.
two cities. But this was not satisfactory to
Chicago railroad managers. A rate war
was inaugurated, and an aggressive policy
with rule or ruin as the motto resulted in
the establishment of the southwestern pool.
Rates were made which enabled the Chi
cago merchants to pay the rail freight from
the east and reship to Missouri river points
at the charges current via St. Louis, re
gardless of the increased distance.
To give this adjustment the semblance
of fairness, the claim was made and main
tained that commercial relations rather
than difference of distances should estab
lish the rate differentials. The idea was
combated by St. Louis, but the Chicago
railroad managers, true to self interests,
pronounced their ujtimatum, and the Mis
souri Pacific, and the St. Louis, Kansas
City and Northern, now the "Wabash, sur
rendered. Such is in brief the story of a crime
against not only St. Louis commerce, but
the interests of the cast and west. By the
act of live men, all of the traffic passing be
tween Kansas City and St. Louis, or points
east of St. Louis and Chicago, has been
made to pay overcharges ranging from
three to twenty cents per 100 pounds. The
producers and consumers of Kansas, Colo
rado, Utah and New Mexico, as well as
those of the Middle and New Eng
land states, have shared the misfortune
of St. Louis in not having had the
benefit of aggressive railroad management
to oppose the dictation of Chicago". The
vote, five to two, indorsing the idea that
commercial relations, and not mileage,
must govern southwestern rates, estab
lished a direct discrimination against
three-fourths of the mercantile and manu
facturing communities of the United States.
History repeats itself. Southern Kansas
is now disputed territory. Kansas City is
the plaintiff, Chicago the co-plaintiff, St.
Louis and the cast and west are the defen
dants. Once more the argument is offered
that commercial relations rather than mile
age shall govern rates. The war has been
inaugurated. The pro forma conference
has been held. St. Louis roads have not yet
surrendered. The vital question for St.
Louis is, will they.
St. Louis railroad managers, like their
Chicago and Kansas City brethren, owe to
their stockholders their first duty. In
reaching conclusions they will consider the
chances of succeeding in a fight; the cost
and also the benefits at stake. The St.
Louis and San Francisco is unfortunate! v
hampered in being entirely dependent on
the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe for its
California, Arizona, Colorado and New
Mexico business. Unless it has'a contract
covering that traffic it must expect to lose
some. "With this one drawback, the Frisco
can afford to carry on war, as only about
one-third of its legitimate territory is in
dispute. The Missouri Pacific is well
able to make the fight a long and
a bitter one, .13 but a very small
portion of its business will be
involved. Tiie contest will not affect its
far western traffic. The Atchison, Topeka
and Santa Fe must bear the brunt of the
battle. Its hauls to and from Kansas City
are short, and the hostilities will affect the
rates of every station east of "Wichita and
north of the Indian Territory. The Atch
ison, lopeka and Santa Fe will have the
sympathy and moral support of the roads
between Chicago and Kansas City, but
that is all. There will be no practical as
sistance tendered, as such assistance would
at once involve the business of the south
western pool cast of the Missouri.
From all points of view the chances of
the St. Louis roads for winning in this
fight are good. These roads will have the
support of every St". Louis shipper. Every
purchaser and consumer of Kansas will
support them. Let the ultimatum go forth
in earnest that the people of a territory
naturally tributary to St. Louis shall not be
taxed for the benefit of Kansas Cit, and
the result of the contest between Chicago
and this city ten years ago will not be re
The Harvard celebration of 230 years of
the existence of the university denotes that
the time lias come when this country may
begin to boast of that age and permanency
of institutions which constitute the chief
source of national pride in European coun
tries. There will be no Tower of London
to commemorate the cruelties of unscrupu
lous dynasties, no site of a destroyed Bas
tile, no Chamber of Horrors, no Bridge of
SigHS, no relics of inquisition to point out,
but from the earliest date in the history of
the land there will be enduring monuments
to the aspirations for political liberty and
the encouragement of popular education.
ONLY FOUR DAYS MORE ! Kansas Furniture Co.
AND WE EXPECT TO MOVE INTO
Our Old Stand, 132 Main St,
And to all those who favor us with a call
during those four days we will make
special prices to reduce our pres
ent stock before moving. .
Everybody Invited to Call.
LARIMER & STINS0N
20c to $1.75.
100,000 Yards will be placed on Sale
All Wool Caps for Men and Boys,
worth 50 and 75 eents
Eaeh only 1 0 eents.
S. GOLDSTEIN & CO.,
422 Bast Douglas Avenue.
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 Lamar Nurseries
Will make their delivery of Nursery Stock in "Wichita, on Friday,
Nov. 12. DELIVERING GROUNDS near the east end of the Ar
kansas river fcridge, south side Douglas ave. We will have a fine
lot of stock more than is ordered, which -we will sell at Cheap prices.
Come and see our stock. C. H FINK & SON.
Come and See us Monday.
Gen. Cha. W. Blair says that the Dem
ocratic party of Kansas has resolved,- for
the last time, against prohibition. Judge
John 3Iartin says the same tiling. These
gentlemen propose to take a fulf hand at
the next Democratic state convention, and
sec that the Moonlight whisk v gan does
not run things, as it did in the last conven
tion. Gen. lilair and Judge Martin verv
sensibly say that if the Democratic partv
has no better platform than whiskv. and
has for its object only the re establishment
ot the saloons, it is time that it should die.
h&e an accurate set of books acd am prepared w
make full arid
Complete Abstracts of Title
To any irojx-rty In Sedgwick Couniv.
OXee-Over 123 Main Sav .
Wichita, - Kan.
MONEY TO LOAN ND INSURANCE.
Valley Centre, Sedgwick County, Kas
GRAND OPENING OF
S. H. Nelson's Bargain House
NO. 222 NOETH MAIN STREET.
Saturday, Oct. 30, '86
See Some of the Bargains Offered.
Kansas Furniture Co.
J. O. DAVIDSON. Pre.
C. A-"WALKER, VlcoPre.
JOHN C. DKIIST, CwhJer.
. CITIZENS BANK.
Large Goblets, 5 Cents Apieca.
Colored Tumblers, 5 " "
Largo Pickle Dishes, 5 " "
" Sauce Dishes, 5 "
" Butter Dishes, 5
" Covered DisheB, 5 " ''
Cream Pitchers. 5 "
Sugar Bo7ls, 5 " "
" Spoon-holders, 5 " ' "
Dippers, 5 Cents Apiece.
2 Quart Pans, 5 "
3 Quart Pans, 5
Bread Pans. 5
2 Qfc. Covered Buckets 10 "
6 Qt. Covered Buckets 10 ' .
Dinner Buckets, 25 "
10 Cents Apiece,
15 " ' "
25 " "
35 " "
50 " "
,00 " "
5 -A Box.
I also carry a full line of larger sized
floods at 10 cents apiece.
Large Screw Drivers,
Lamps, Larger Eize,
Lamps, Extra Finished,
Soap, 3 Cakes in a Box,
Soap, 3 Cakes in a Box,
Three Child's Handkerchiefs for
Ladies' Handkerchiefs 5 cents apiece.
Ladies' Handkerchiefs 10 cents apiece.
Gents' Handkerchiefs 10 cents apiece.
Extra All.Linen Towels 10 cents apiece.
Large Bath Towels 25 cents apiece.
Fine Assortment of Baskets 10 to 50 cente.
Fine Assortment of Vases 15 cnta to $1.50.
Ladies Gosaimers, Extra Fine $1.00
Fine Assortment of Albums 25 cents to $3.00.
Full Assortment of Scrap Albums 10 cents to $2.
Decorated Sets, 44 pieces, $'8 per set.
A Lare Washbowl and Pitcher for $1.
Coal Oil Stoves $ 1 Each.
Children's Trunks from 80 Cents to -5-1.25
Dolls. All Sizes from 5 cents to 82.
Large Assortment of Decorated Cups and Saucers 35ctol.50
Large Assortment of Decorated China Slug's 5c to 40c.
Large Assortment of Ladies' comb and Brash Cases.
Large Assortment of Ladies' Work Boxes.
Gents Fur-top Gloves. 50 Cents a Pair.
Gents' Seamless Half Hose 3 O Cent a Pair.
Fine Assortment of Pocket Knives.
Hair, Cloth and Shoe Brushes.
Fine Assortment of Airate Ware
Fine Assortment of White Granite Ware.
Other Goods of Every Description in Proportion.
I Invite all to Call and be Convinced I
Largest Pald-Up Capital of any Bank In tho State of Kansas.
C.R. MILLER, A.R.niTnXO, H. Q.LEE, fl. L. DAVIDSON
W. E. STANLEY, J. O. DAVIDSON, JOHN T. CARHEJfTEIl.
DO A GENERAL BANEZLSTGr BUSINESS.
United States, County, Township and Muni
cipal Bonds Bought and Sold.
H. LOMnAHD, JR.. President.
J. P. ALLEN, Vloo-l'rcsldent.
I- D. HKI.YKKR, OuihfT.
W. II. LIVLS03T0N, AUtat Chir
STATE NATIONAL BANK.
(SUCCESSOR TO KANSA3 STATE BANK.)
C. LOMBARD. Jr., J. P. ALLEN. JOHN a CARET. K03. HARRIS, J. . AIJLKX
L. D. SKINNER. .PETER GCTTO. W. K. GREEN. P. V. IIEALY,
GEOROB E. BPALTON.
NATIONAL BANK OP THE REPU7rt.:c.
HIIS3T NATIONAL BANK. Kasha Cltf.
NATIONAL BANK OY AMERICA. Clifcara.
BLACKSTONE NATIONAL RANK. Boaio
B. LOJIBARD, SR President
JAMES L. LUXUARD. VJo.prMMjt.
Lombard Mortgage Co.,
lit fkA.'iimo oiAlt dAHK oLiLUihG.
Money on hand. No delay when security and
and title are good. Rates as low as
CS-CALL AND SB US.-O
S. S KING, Secretary
MORRIS TYPE WRITER,
rtter l ini. JTrv. srvaxi'srf ? la tir & rM.
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