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M. M. MUKDOCK, Eitltor.
The Kansas City Times comphiins that
it did not get the news, by wire, of the
Purple tragedy in Hodgeman county last
-week. The readers of the Eagle will re
member that we gave a full account of the
terrible affair, furnished by our special
correspondent at Jetmore, by wire, the
next morning after flic occurrence.
The 'Washington Pobt slashes a bucket
of brine over the raw-backed Democ
racy of Kansas in the following observa
tion: The party has lost through the blind
leadership and selfbh mismanagement of
Glick and his crowd the most glorious op
portunity to succeed that it ever possessed
in the history of the state. In place of the
gallant host of hopeful and ambitious Dem
,.ritc M'l.ioh lio ;hh1 his crowd nlcdircd
themselves to lead to victory, we have the
the worst shattered and most thoroughly
licked party in the United States.
The fanatical inconcistcncy of the prohi
bitionists is well illustrated by their course
in the recent election in Xew York. The
president of the Stale liquor dealers' associ
ation announces that tl e 21,000 members
of that organization obeyed his order and
.voted against Judge Daniels because he
had prohibition tendencies. Rather than
vote for a Republican with prohibition ten
dencies the prohibitionists effected an un
holy alliance with the liquor dealers and
helped to defeat him. And yet these same
fanatics claim to be temperance men.
Xew York WoridCDem.): Hut the real
reason for the losses, in a majority of cases
lies deeper than this. Theic is no disguis
ing the fact that the country has been
greatly disappointed at the comparative
failure of the last and present congress to
do what w:is expected of it. The taxes
have not been i educed. Needed refouns
have not been advanced. Long delayed
legislation required for the welfare of the
country has perished on the tiles. The
people hoped for letter things when a
Democi-atic administration reinforced a
Democratic. houe.
According to stati-tics recently gathered
by the Atlanta Constitution, the colored
people own and pay taxes upon $10,000,
000 of property in South Carolina and $1."5,
000,000 in Louisiana. This ought to give
Ihem some power in political affairs, as a
matter of common justice and fairness; but
the fact is that they are all helpless in that
respect, as they won! 1 be if thay did not
own a dollars worth of property or pay a
cent, of taxes, and the rights of citizenship
guaranteed to them by the constitution are
arbitrarily withheld from them for the
purpose of keeping the South solidly Dem
ocratic. Evidently Jlenri Watlcrson is not so
completely m:ished on the star-eyed god
dess of reform, vulgarly impersonated
thoe two-ycars past by Giover, the model
mayor, as lie was that long ago. In view
of the certain defeat that awaits his parly,
and which Henii is able to discern with
his single eye, he is already consoling him
self ami hi bielhren with the thought that
if defeated in 18S: "they will still have
ihi'ir organization left." From Henry
George's standpoint, however, we are not
so sure of that. Concord does not seem to
be raying inimitably in that parly just at
this present.
In view of complication that are likely
to arise and the close contest that now
seems probable at the next presidential elec
tion, one of the most important measures
that will claim the attention of congress at
the coming session a ill be the perfection
and passage of an electoral count bill. -The
subject can be discussed as dispassionately
at this time midway between two election
periods :u it ever could be, and the neces
sity for it has; been so clearly and forcibly
demonstrated as to remove all cavil on that
point. The matter, either in the shape of
one of the bills before the last session or a
new one, will doubtless be presented early
in the coining session.
A mugwump is iejoried tu have said not
very elegantly that CailMe will go back to
congress with his tail drooping. Not o.
Carlisle is down in Wichita, breathing
Kansas air. shooting jack rabbits, and en
deavoiiug to persuade his son to move to
Kansa City and go into the real estate bus
iness He will go lwck to congress two
inches taller and twenty pounds stouter.
K. C. Times.
In the main correct. His son came west
with the idea of settling in Omaha. Kansas
City or Wichita, lie took in both of the
former places before visiting Wichita. He
says he hadn't got more thau half the way
down one of our long, shaded avenues be
fore his minded was made .up, and his
father, it seems, will never tire of cougratu
lalirg his son on his fortunate escape fiom
the brick-crowned precipices and rock-ribbed
declivities of the tail end of the Sni
There is uo doubt that the prohibition
vote drawn from the Republican party at
the last national election cost the party the
presidency. That Ijss to the party, even
if it should be permanent, will be offset j
two years hence by greater losses from the
Democratic party by the labor organiza
tion, or "Progressive Democracy." as 4t
has been dubbed by its founders, the fol
lowers of Henry George. In the recent
election in Xew York city George received
GS.000 votes. This with imperfect organi
zation and a short campaign gives its lead
ers grounds to claim three times as many
votes in the state in the next presidential
election, and these will be drawn, as we
stated, from the Democratic party. That
the new party will have a candidate for
president in the field at the next election
no one doubts, and it would seem that the
only hope for the success of the old Demo
cratic party lies in it non-action in the mat
ter of making a nomination. If it ever
profited by experience the Greeley faux pas
of 'CS might deter it from adopting such
policy, but there is no likelihood of such re- J
collection influencing its action so soon after
its accidental success in tin last national
election. The outlook is altogether a very
chcerv one for the Republican party.
Written for the Eagle.
From perch to perch, with blithesome song,
And wing that rarely tires,
Goes birdie with his golden wings,
Within his cage of wires.
His graceful head is turned aside,
Whilst he with gentle glee,
Pipes his won'drous silv'ry notes
To silence and to me.
Ah, birdie with the golden wing
Thy tunes and matchless lays,
Like music from a human heart,
Ascend to God in praise.
Up from a hap.py fount of joy,
They scintillate on high
In praise to him who lets thee live
Who knowest w ben you die.
Thv harmony is peace indeed;
ft teaches unto man,
In lessons reverent of praise,
That life is but a span!
Not longer birdie than thy song,
Closing sweet and low;
Mayhap before its final note
It. will be time to go!
Wichita, Nov. 12, 1886.
.ti.o rocii nwints of the Courier for the
month of October were $2,036.GG. This
shows an increase, or 2."i,000 per annum.
Winfield Courier.
The Winfield Courier claims to enjoy an
income of 25,000 a year. If this is the
case the Courier is the beat newspaper pro
perty in Kansas. On one half of this in
come the Press would put in the regular
daily associated press dispatches. Welling
ton Press.
The Winfield Courier has not an income
of 25,000; while the Wellington Press
would not put in the daily associated press
dispatches, and succeed on an income of
S12,o00 per year. The income of the Re
publican office is greater than the last
named sum, and yet we can't think of
taking the press dispatches. El Dorado
The ignorance of newspaper men touch
ing their own line of business is often a
matter of astonishment. The only way we
can account for it is that the man who does
the wiiting does not get his fingers into the
business details. The idea of a newspaper
man eclaring that he could run an Asso
ciated Press daily for $12,."500 a year is an
instance of the ignorance alluded to. The
man, the printer, the firm who should at
tempt to start a morning paper with the
associate dispatches, received by wire, in
other words, a full Hedged Associated Press
dailv with a guaranteed gross income of
less than S2S.000 to $132,000 per annum is
or are not only foolish but will be fully con
vinced of that fact in the briefest time.
Fromilie Globe Democrat.
The vital interest of St. Louis merchants
in the adjustment of Southern Kansas
rates, now occupying the attention of the
Southwestern Association, and to come be
fore the arbitration committee at Chicago
next Tuesday, has finally fully impressed
itself on the St. Louis business public.
- - During the past week the managers
of the different roads in interest have been
furnished with arguments as to the position
of St. Louis, and calling attention to the
justice due the city. Yesterday the com
mittee, under the lead of Mayor
Francis, its chairman, and Presi
dent, Cobb, of the 3rerchents'
exchange, formally called upon
General Traffic Manager Xcwman, of the
.Missouri Pacific, and Generel Freight
Agent Cole of the Frisco, and had a long
conference, resulting simply in the stronger
recognition of the fact that Wichita, I3'
the straight loute, is fifty-seven miles
nearer St." Louis than by the route running
up around by Kansas City, and that the
Missomi Pacific and the Frisco will fight
for their position and that of St. Louis'.
The committee will stand i catty to do any
thing in its power to give assistance. It is
probable that the only arguments submitted
to the Arbitration Commitree will be by
the Missouri Pacific and the Frisco on the
one side, and by the Atchison, Topeka and
Santa Fe and the Southwestern Association
on the other. An effort will probably be
made by cities in the opposition to affect
the committee, but if that is al
lowed an adjournment will be in
sisted on, and St, Louis will
furnish all the facts that can be desired to
sustain the position taken. In the mean
time the efforts of the local business men
are being confined to inducing the Chica
go, Burlington and Quincy and Chicago
and Alton people to maintain a neutral po
sition, and to cause the Wabash to take a
position with the Missouii Pacific and the
Frisco, or to at least remain neutral. The
Wabash is regarded :is a St. Louis road,
and pressure will be brought to bear to
make it take a position as such. Messrs.
Talmaire and Smith being out of the city,
it is diffcult to tell what effect the work of
the committee will lune, but its members
are very earnest in the work, and say they
will not give up the furht until they have
done everything possible short of obtain
ing a hearing before the arbitrators.
LouI-vlIIc Times.
If Mr. Carlisle should conclude that a
proper sense of honor would not permit
him to accept the speakership of the Fifti
eth congress because of the absurd contest
of his scat, and he should be made chair
man of the way and means committee, and
thus become leader of the house, it gmight
result in good to his party and the country.
His clear"intellcct with its judicial bent, his
reputation for fairness and his unrivaled
j powers of debate would combine to make
him the most conspicuous tiirure among
American statesmen, and finally place him"
at the head of the government. If such
should be the result the country would
have reason to thank the liule pack of curs
wiio are now snarling at his heels.
he hi no ron love.
El Dorado Republican.
Albert Snyder, who returned from Wich
ita eslerday, brings us the news that a
man named McAIkw, aged about 30 years,
committed suicide in Towanda yesterday
at 3 o'clock p. in;, by shooting himself, the
ball entering the forehead jut between the
eyes. It ;?e:ns MeAloy was boarding at
the hotel in that viliaseaml became enam
ored of the landlord's daughter. He asked
her to marry him and she refused, stating
that she did not love him and no reason e-
Utixl whv she SlIOIlU? mrn- him ITo inl.l
her that if she did not marry him he would
kill himself, but it was not 'supposed that
he meant it. He kissed the girl, bade her
good-bye, went up to his room and shot
himself. Xo other cause being found for
the rash act. it is supposed that he did it
through uurequiHed love. As he left no
money to defra' funeral expenses, the
county will lear the expenses of his funeral
and lie will in? buried in Poller's field.
Hon. Rudolph HatliehL of Wichita, re
cently re-elected to a second term in the
legislature, will be a candidate for speaker.
Mr. Hatfield was one of the ablest mem
K'rs in the last house and showed his cs
pscily for the position to which he now as
pires in many ways. He is thoroughly
versed in parliamentary law-, and pon?
a firm and cvin temperament. If thi
clu iee of the house sh j.ild fall upon Mr.
Hatfield, thi honor would have b"en worth
ily bestow ed Monitor.
To the Editor of the Eagle.
Your correspondent . on "Woman's
Rights" in the Eagle of the 0th meant I
think to be just. Yet, in the language of
our inimitable Lowell, he is "A critic whose
hoemcopathicloquacity.with an ocean of
zeal mixed his drop of capacity," He don't
mean to be precisely unkind," "the defect
of his brain is just absence of mind." In
presence of this defect we will remind him
of the fundamental principle of arithmetic
found in the first "Book of Genesis." One
woman and one man make one. "The
twain shall be one flesh." Life with all its
deep meaning, types and events must be
sustained by the union of two halves of
one. God never made a mistake. He
meant it when He made man male and
"The fact fliat Adam was created first
and that woman was taken "out of man,
gives him the precedence." Well,, then
according to this logic the old lumbersome
uncouth printing press, with tedious hand
lever, is better than the improved steam
power cylindrical press of today, so with
all other machinery, and inventions. There
fore we may as logicalty infer that
man was God's experiment, His crude idea:
woman because last, his mastei piece of
Avorkmanship. "Man is the head." We
accept the typical analogy. Man is the
head, Avomnn the heart, of creation. The
most causual observer will note how em
inently, conspicously appropriate is this an
alogy. Webster defines heart as the seat
of moral life and character itself, as well
as the seat of affections and sensibilities.
It is the inmost and most essential part of
any body, system or organization; the chief
or vital portion? thc'center of gravity, of
energetic, or efficient action. We often
hear and know of the head becoming weak
ened, useless or maddened, but the heart
keeps on its pulsations long days, weeks,
years when the head has lost all power, all
control of its functions. The record of the
"head" is not always a pleasing one to pe
ruse or remember. Too often it despoils
the home by lust for power, greed and in
temperance. The facts made public area
sad commentary oh marriage, and the "sub
ject state" of womanhood and motherhood
whiclumy zealous friend advocates. If the
heart is restricted in its functions, limited
in its space, it eventually produces paraly
ses and death. Impeded circulation causes
developement of bad humor, languor and
general derangement of the entire system.
So, heart being woman if she is limited,
impeded in her moral, physical
and spiritual circulating powers;
the social, religious and political
head suffers stagnation, and every form of
corruptiou and bad blood comes to the sur
face. The heart regulate and controls the
head by its sentiments and life-giving sus
tenance. It is character. It is destiny:
woman's suffrage, woman's rights, politi
cal equality. Freedom to women is but
to grant free circulation to heart, and let
the benign influence of womanhood, of
motherhood be felt in this half-orphaned
motheiless nation.
Woman suffrage is but to grant free cir
culation to woman's thought expressed in
votes for the upbuilding of home, church,
and state, and thus bind with reciprocal
tenderness the head and heart into a like
ness of the supreme Head of the gospel of
love. Again my friend seeks to prove
from the Old Testament that "Deborah
did not occupy a national office." Open
your bible and read with me the fourth
and fifth chapters of Judges. We find
that Deborah was the most prominent in
dividual in the nation. She performed all
the duties of a president, was a prophetess
and foretold future events. She occupied
just the same position that did Moses,
Joshua, Samuel, David, Solomon; had all
their virtues with some of their vices. She
was a ruler and a judge.
"The people came up to Deborah for
judgment." The most prominent man in
the nation would not go to war unless she
went with him, and no general ever waged
a war w ith greater bravery, wisdom and
success, than she did. She is called "a
mother in Israel," thus illustrating what
has before been said, that a good mother of
a family ma' be a good mother over a na
tion. Xow my friend proceeds to quote Paul.
"Let the women keep silence in churches,
aud if she will learn anything, let her ask
her husband at home." Inasmuch as the
greater part of the males are outside of
church parish and fold, nearly all of them
skeptical about creeds covering the whole
plan of salvation, as few of the married wo
men have religious hnsbauds, and mairy
morc have no husbands to confer with,
Paul's advice is clearly not for the woman
of today. If women were to "keep silence
in the churches" there would be little need
for church building or pew renting, as
those who were drawn to the Catholic
church to listen to the magnificent voice of
Mrs. Hunt, to the EpUcOpal church to lis
ten to Miss Bell, the Methodist church to
listen to Mrs. Abbott, will testify. More
than one church prima donna has said
justly, "I know its my voice more than the
minister's, that fills the pews." Again
Paul says, "I suffer not a woman to
teach." Xine-tenths of the teachers
in all our schools and leading
leading educational institutions are wo
men, and recognized as the best teachers,
and. were Pauls exhortations carried into
effect, avc would have no Sunday Schools
worthy the name, if indeed one could ex
ist w ithout her. Xow, Paul was a bache
lor aud did uot think marriage the best
condition for a man who had consecrated
his time and talents to the Lord The Ro
man Catholic church followed his admon
ition but the Protestant minister who fol
lows Paul's advice on the subject is hard
to find. 1 am willing'to take my part of
the Bible on the rostrum or through the
l press, anu you win uuu n is a cuugui m urc
j hands of women as well as men. Throw the
i Bible at ray head to check high thought
and high endeavor, and I can hurl it back
at you with equal precision. In conclusion
j I will be glad ro address the opponents of
; woman's rights at any time or place they
i may specify, either with the Bible or with
j out i;, and'will take great pleasure in chal
lenging any man lb bring a rational ,
j and conclusive argument against women's
freedom and equality vhich, if carried to
a logical conclusion," can not also be used
against man's freedom and equality
"Respectfully, JLE.Lf.a--e
Pros." Wichita Suffrage Society
Throw their doors open at their old stand 132
Main St., where they will . welcome their
many patrons and friends, and invite them
one and all to call and examine our new
stock of
Dry Goods, Notions, Etc.
Which are now arriving daily and being
placed on our counters for inspection
as fast as received.
132 MAIN ST.
u no
Manhattan Clothing Co.,
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 bridge, 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. G. H PHTK & SON.
S.EL Nelson's Bargain House
Saturday, Oct. 30, '86
See Some of the Bargains Offered.
Large Goblets,
Colored Tumblers,
Large tickle Di9hes,
" Sauce Dishes,
" Bu tr Diahee,
" Covered Dishe3,
" Cream "'itchers.
" Sugar Bo wla,
" Spoon-holdera,
2 Quart Pans, 5 "
3 Quart Pans, 5
Bread Pans. 5 "
2 Qc Covered Buckets 10 " "
6 Qt. Covered Buckets 10 '
Dinner Buckets, 25 "
I also carry a full line of larger sized
goods at 10 cents apiece.
Towel Racks,
Hat Racks,
Large Screw Drivers,
Rolling Pins,
Wooden Bowls,
Knife Boxs,
Lamps, Larger izs,
Lamps, Extra Finished,
Soap, 3 Caks in a Box,
Snan 3 HakflS in H. EoX.
ThrBA nVniri's Handkerchiefs
Ladies' Handkerchief 5 cents apiece.
Ladies' flaadkerefciefs 10 cents npiece.
Gents Handkerchiefs 10 rents apiece.
Extra All.Linen Towels 10 cents apiece.
Large Bath Towels 25 cents apiece.
Pine Assortment of Baskets 10 to 50 cent3.
Pine Assortment of V.ses 15 cents to 31.50-
Ladies Gosaimers. Extra Fine S 1.00
Fine Aesortment of Albums 25 cents to SS.OO.
Ful Aesortment of Scrap Albums 10 cents to J2.
Decorated Sets, 44 pieces, S8 per set.
A Large Washbowl and Pitcher for 1 .
Coal Oil Stoves $1 Each. -,o-
Children's Trunks from 80 Cents to 1.2o
Dolls. All Sizes from 5 cents to 2.
Large Assortment, of Decorated i ups and Saucers 35ctol .50
Large Assortment of Decorated ma 2rfug 5c -o 40c.
Large Assortment of Ladies' comb and Brush Cases.
Large Assortment of Ladies' Work Boxes.
Gents' Fur-top Gloves. 50 Cents a Pair.
Gents' Seamless Half Hose 1 0 Cents a Pair.
Fine Aesortment of Pocket SInivee.
Hair, Cloth and Shoo 3ru8h-B.
Fine Assortment of Arat Ware
Fine Assortment of Wblte Granite Ware.
Other Goods ot Every Deecnption in Proportion.
I Invite all to Call and be Convinced
5 Cents Apiece.
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10 Cents Apiece.
15 "
A Box.
Kansas Furniture Co
The grand rush of the past two weeks has
left us badly damaged, but still in the ring
with some 20,000 yards of carpet.
No.' 1 Goods, First-Class fork and Bottom Prices
Are what we depend on to make us what
we are. the
IMg faitiE and tad Emporium
We are Headquarters for
Oil Cloths, Mattings, Rugs, Etc.
On Monday we shall place on sale all
lengths of Tapestry carpet of 25
inches and under,
Furniture coming in by the car load every
day. Look out for our furniture notice in
this column next week.
Kansas Firnilure Co.
Now is The Accepted Time !
Now is the time to buy, while our stock re
mains unbroken. We can show the
largest line of
Men's Boys' and Children's Oracoals in all Prices,
From $2.50 up to the finest tailor made ones, and will give you
better value for your money than any house in the city.
"F A M O U S"
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