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-' i xft""-" sSj56- feSj&f Vj ! ', m ,fl JL. M. MUKDOOK, Editor. ?fii WEDNESDAY MORNING. NOV. 24, 18S6. TRIBUTARY TO US ? jmsasCity Wistlin to Keep up Iler Courage! The Editor of the Kansas City Times Unloads for tho Delectation of St. Xionls Through the Post-Dispatch. t JTrsm tho St. Louis Post-Dispatch. , .. Dr. Morrison Munford, editor of the Im i as City Times, talked about that expurgated edition of Chicago this morning at the Southern. "When Mr. Gould was in Kansas City he said to me that in fifty years our city would be bigger than either St Louis or Chicago will be then." "Do you believe thatf "Most certainly I do. "We will catch up with St. Louis in ten years. The signs are all in our favor. The boom in real estate t continues, the sales amounting to a million a week. ' Then we are getting three new lines f railway, the Kansas City, "Wyandotte and Hbrthwestern, the Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul, and the St. Louis, Kansas City and Colorado. Besides these the St. Louis and San Francisco is talking of building a branch i to Kansas City, and the Missouri Pacific is building a branch from Paola." "Why should Kansas City continue to grow and surpass St. Louis?"' i "Becauso it has all the west tributary to it" "It cuts ofE western trade that formerly J came to St. Louis? ' "Yes." "Why couldn't some other city tying fur wr to tho west cut off this trade from Kan 9BB City?' "None of them can do it. Denver and Pueblo had their little booms and then re lapsed. "Wichita has made quite a spurt of ate, but it cannot become a rival of Kansas City. The fight was once to establish what should be the metropolis of the Missouri val ley, and that having been settled on Kansas City, trado and railway lines focus at that K)int.' "Grotild in a recent interview said tonie :lhin very favorable to "Wichita."' " Yes, that was on account of his friend ship for Marsh Murdock of the Eagle. That Ims what Senator Plumb told me. Murdock helped Gould to get terminal and other facil Ides, and he wants to help "Wichita. But I'ren with the little help ho will give Wichita rill never Imj a considerable rival of Kansas City. It will remain like those other Kansas tiities. tributary to us."' Now read this? For fifteen or twenty years all of the great trunk lines of railway reaching south " est from Chicago, and west from St. Louis, and east from the Rocky moun tains, save one, have centered and termin ated at Kausas City. Inevitably the entire products of Kausas, of Colorado, of New .Mexico and largely of Nebraska and Mis Hturi have been poured into the j-ards, in C the warehouses, the pens; elevators and iqt mmcrcial institutions located at Kansas mouth of the Ivaw. CEty and about the Tae result was a town which in the magni tude of its trade, growth and money power jversliudowcd all of the older towns of ttmsas which were clustered about within ttie radius of n hundred miles of that point. TS lis concentration of railway influences, M 1 of traffic and consequent life and capi tal, squeezed the energy and the hope out eC Kansas .towns which twenty years ago re big with promise, and, even prostrat ed to a noticeable degree the richest and Jin oldest commercial city in the west, av.ucly, St. Joseph, Missouri. It had or.ne to that point that the people ot the old and once flourishing knrns and cities of Kansas were furnished wT h everything by and from Kansas City, k (tiding the local news of their own towns Ikt Diigh Kausas City's papers. Even St. Ij lis with her foundation of a hundred ye. rs and her hundieds of millions of cat jfully secured and abundantly protcct i capital, commenced to feel the results . oft he woudcrful ad vantages held and en joy, d by the town at the confluence of the 2-w and Missouri Valleys. 5 ow let Dr. Munford and the people of t Katsas City mark what follows: The. editor of the Eagle, for one at least, appreciating the facts above set forth, and free, them, in his own mind, determining that the chances of ever building up a com tc ial center within the bounds of Kan sas! inged, unquestionably, upon a suc cca ul effort to break the web w hose con tiatti d spread was being ever strengthened : by aowly added victims; that, if Kansas ever was to enjoy the results of her own labor; and the products of her own rich and fcouiilless fields and pastures; that if Kan sas would ever be permitted to reap a .rc ;? and gather taxes from cities ' YiiEl ly her own capital and " "trade, that the combination of fortuitous advantages which environed the town on -tke western border of Missouri, must be broken. To this end the Eaalh for months, even years, incessantly called the f attention of the people of the state to the "facts set forth in the opening of this article, urging them, and urging the legislature to : put forth every possible effort to induce the ,o trunk lines terminating on the Missouri ' river and at Kansas City to to come out to the baso of supplies. We urged that unlets this was soon done, and succesfully done, Kansas as a state would not only become atirelyand forever tributary to Kansas s City, whose overshadowing importance would not only sap the life of Lawrence, 'Xcavenworth, Topeka, Atchinson, Ft. Scott and other older towns, but that no town in Southwest Kansas wonld ever reach bevoud the dignity of a county seat. in which event a great per cent, of all the wealth produced by our fields, of all the fatness turned off our pastures, and of all tic profits of our trade would be poured -iato the coffers and for the upbuilding of a dty just over the boarder, a city which we ?ee in no manner control and whose "'4:ealtli, although produced by us, we could mot tax. To mis cnu we not oniy wrote U--d talked, and to Mr. Gould and the Mis- '"- "aouri Pacific management, to Mr. Edward jrt""3R- "Winslow, the president of the St. Louis raad Ban Francisco, but wrote and talked lC lapon every occasion and opportunity to KJtke officials and magnates of the great fctrank lines lending west from Chicago. -;Other men became interested and went to j -work, other newspapers commenced to talk aa endorse, local companies lor construct-,- -lag railways were organized, the legislature ?' ?Jat only refused to pass a maximum treight itftariff bill butdid pass enactments to 3 eeurace rauroau uuuuiug, m mc whole state of Kansas became alive to the importance of inducing the great trunk r j - j lines to cross the river which had so long set the bounds to their progress. It is unnecessary for the better informa tion of either Dr. Munford or the St. Louis Pos to go further into details. Suffice it to say that in spite of all the Santa Fe and all its mighty influence to prevent it, the San Francisco and the Missouri Pacific not only reached out into Kansas and, inde pendently of Kansas City, but the Chicago and Rock Island announced that it would no longer depend upon the Missouri river as a base, but invade Kansas for herself. The first point named for such an exten sion was "Wichita. Following these the Chicago and Northwestern, the-C. B. & Q. and the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, all opened negotiations looking to the same end. This was the dawning of a new day and new hone for Kansas: but. when as another result, the Santa Fe now an nounces that in self protection her terminus must be carried or transferred from Kansas City to Chicago the knell of Kansas City is not only sounded but the hopes of a hundred Kansas towns are brightened and strengthened and a greater future for them assured. Denver and Pueblo, as the editor of the Times asserts, failed as commercial cities. True. Having nothing from which to draw commensurate with their ambitions, nothing beyond a local trade to sustain them, they, of course, failed; but "Wichi ta's spurt" has come to plague the aspira tions of the Missouri town has come to stay. Kansas will at least have one city of her own in "Wichita, a city whose property the state can tax. Surrounded by an em pire of her own, backed by a region of in estimable possibilities, and which is already supporting a hundred nourishing towns, and all tributary, naturally, to the Arkan sas valley rather ihan to the Missouri val ley; situated two hundred miles nearer the mountain mining regions than even Kansas City and right on the border of a new country as large as the state of Minne sota which but waits a single word to be occupied by hundreds of thousands of peo ple, is planted "Wichita, flourishing, grow ing, and reaching out in power and wealth far beyond the expectations of many of even her own most sanguine people. Pueblo may have flunked and Denver failed, but fifty great and rich counties must not only fail, and a hundred flourishing towns go into bankruptcy before Wichita can fail. More: Kansas must fail, the Indian Territory must fail, eastern Colorado and No Man's Land, and the Pan Handle country must all fail before "Wichita can even be put on the down road. Kansas City may not see and understand this, but Mr. Jay Gould does, as does the manage ment of every trunk line now seeking to build to "Wichita; and not only these but a number of Kansas City's leading capitalists who have been investing in "WichitaJargclv and within a fortnight. True, Mr. Gould ma' have a friendship for the editor of the Eagle because he has found that our rcpicsentations touching the wealth of this country true, and that con sequently that the Missouri Pacific's exten sions are making favorable returns from "Wichita, but Mr. Gould but expressed his honest convictions when he told "Gath that "Wichita would undoubtedly be the greatest city west of Kansas City. That Senator Plumb never uttered the words at tributed to him we have the best of rea sons for believing. No less impressed is he than Mr. Gould with the coming impor tance, the destiny of the metropolis of Kansas, a state for which he has done so much and loved so long. To conclude, a leply which probably is already too long for the text, the Eagle has but to say that while "Wichita is too far removed from Kansas Cit- and too firmly established in its prosperity to be affected by a city which has been inevitably shorn of her locks wherein ny her stcngth, nev ertheless wc;do not propose that "Wichita shall be placed at a disadvantage through any interview by any Kansas City man however great Avithout our setting forth the facts on the other side as we know and un derstand them. offerings of friendship. Mr. Post spoke in his usual happj mapner, and was respond ed to by Mr. Wight in belialf of himself and wife. The whole number present, in cluding Mr. and Mrs. Wight and their five interesting children, was fifty, among whom there were Miss Mary Brown, Miss Jennie Spaun, Mr. Lawrence Low, and Mr, Grant Wight, who presented a fine silver castor. , Mr. and Mrs,' C. E'. Case, silver glas butter dish. ' J. P.. Gibbon, a silver pickle cafctor. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Wight, Miss Al medaandMr, Adis Wight, silver butter dish. H. C. Spaun and II. C. Buck and wife, silver honey dish. Miss Opha Buck, silver honey spoon. Mr. and Mrs. Ii. T. Leach, silver nap kin rings. C. O. Lee and wife, set of silver fruit knives. B. Brown and wife and J. Emenerick, bilver napkin rings. Also a silver cake basket, silver pickle castor and butter dish, with other articles were presented by Wm. Ransom and wife. R. Jackson and wife, B. F. Loper and wife, J. W. Rochelle and wife, J. Caldwell and wife, II. Kcifer and wife, M. Ritter and wife, G. Scott and wife. W. Wright and wife. Mr. Feherinan and wife. A bountiful dinner was served in fine style, which was eaten with a relish that spoke well for the holding on qualities of the Kansas pioneer. The people adjourn ed to meet at the golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Wight, all of whom agreed to hold out for the next twenty-five years to the best of their ability. Com. New Republic please copy. Mr. and Mrs. Wight return their sincere thanks to their friends who honored them with their presents and presence. lyons7kansas. The Creates Sensation OF THE YEAR. Our Magnificent Stock of IsTew IIiLUSTRATBD EDITION. The Anthony Republican reaches us this week a thing of beauty and gorgeous with colors, illustrated arid radiant. It sets out the advantages of Anthony and of Harper county, and those advantages are not only numerous but great. The Republican is congratulated upon its enterprise. We do not believe that Wichita specula tors are anticipating a harvest season from the hanging that is to take place in Sedg wick county. If there was anything in it they would" have hangings three times a week. K. C. Times." If there is any one thing more than an other that tickles us it is to see our cotein porarics properly size up the spirit which animates Wichita people. The Times gets just half way up to tile truth. We would make it six hangings instead of three if there was anything in it. ' l The Santa Fe extension from Arkansas City through the Indian Territory to Fort Worth is now completed thirty'miles out of the former city. Construction is beinc; pushed rapidly, and by the first of May, the first of June at the furthermost, the connection will be completed. El Dorado Republican. Which extension . is unfortunate for Arkansas Citv. A society has been organized in Connecti cut called the "Tongue Guard," and is composed entirely of ladies. One of the rules is that each member drops a penny in a box for tbs poor every time she says a word-against anybody. To the Editor of the Eagle. A few brief lines describing this one por tion of the state may not come amiss to many of the readers of the Daily. By a glance at the may it will be seen that RicS county is not very distant from that of Secgwick, Reno intervening, and the county seat thereof is Lyons. And a fine little enterprising city it is, with a population of 2,000 or more, situated ex actly in the center of the county, the court house site said to be the true center. Lyons has over 100 business houses, some of which carry heavy stocks. Has tele phone connections, a 25,000 system Of water works, a 15,000 school house; a 25,000 court house; a $20,000 three story brick hotel, 25,000 opera house; six church edifices and four newspapers in cluding an evening daily. Iler business men are full of pluck and enterprise. When the occasion requires extra exertion on their part, they simply put their shoul ders to the wheel in one grand concerted effort, and things do move, as was fully demonstrated during the past railroad bond siege, which resulted favorably, whereby Lyons becomes tho junction of five rail roads inside of the next twelve months: the Santa Fe (nowhere) Missouri Pacific (grad ing now going on), Newton & Northwest ern, Kansas Midland and the Huntington system, thereby giving us direct communi cation with Wichita, St. Louis, Kansas City, New Orleans, Galveston, Mem phis, Denver and intermediate points. The Missouri Pacific expects to have cars running on this line by the last of next month, and the Midland asserts that by May Wichita and Lyons will be joined by rail. I lelieve that it would be good policy for the business (wholesale) men of Wichita to organize an excursion over the Missouri Pacific from Lyons and Sterling to Wichita when this line is in running order, and thereby acquaint the retail trade by per sonal inspection with Wichita's facilities in the wholesale line. ( It would undoubtedly be the quickest mode of capturing the trade of this section The future of Lyons is safe. Real estate at present is in a very healthy condition and offers grand bargains to investors. In tho spriuglhe boom will appear in full force and the luekjr long-headed fellows who purchased lots previous thereto wiH realize handsomely. Some parties from Hutch inson have lately been investing quite largely in business lots here, and every dap new faces are seen on our streets, strangers from Hutchinson, Newton, and other points who are after real estate. As Lyons will soon be a tributary point to Wichita, I would suggest to those wise heads who have a little spare change to quietly slip up heie and try our real estate market now. The sooner you get here the better targ ain you can make, for even some of the old croakers are awakening to the fact that there is money in lots in Lyons, and even they are investing. It's the history of Wichita repeated. "Two of your citizens to my knowledge arc interested in lots here. The daily Eagle wings her flight Ly on ward daily; and 3our correspondent passes it to his neighbors, intending to rustle for it when the'Missouri Pacific comes; but at present it gets here a day or two late. More anon (?), SxirES. Dress Goods, Trimmings, Holiday Goods. Etc., Etc. Now being received and put on sale at unheard of low prices. Cue and Participate in tfc Benefits. LARIMER 4 STINSON, 132 MAIN ST. 100 DOZEN" Genuine Seal Skin build $1.00 Kansas Furniture Co CAEPETS, CAKPETS! Thd 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 hk and Mom Prices Are what; we depend on to make us what we are. trie Leading Furniture and Carpet Emporium OK THE WEST. We are Headquarters for Oil Cloths, Mattings, Rugs, Etc. SPECIAL J. On Wednesday sale Morning we 3,000 yards of will 1 place on Manhattan Clothing do, 326 DOUGLAS AVE. f slllff!ra l1 i-' rKMi&nni& G-A1STDOLFO CAFE. Finest : Restaurant : in : Kansas. AVE MAKE A SPECIALTY OK TROPICA! AMI) KAHE CONNECTIONS. cc aud MAIN" Streets, GANDOLVO & ItOSSI. Proprietors. - linuii'ii House, ev Klmvo, Kan. - Fine Velvet Carpet At $1.17 a yard on your floor. Kansas Furniture Co. l(. F A M Q-',Wr& KTN. I?.-Orders for ICE CHKA3I In ntiy Cavor iak tMl In Mould or Bulk, promptly tilled. POPULATION OF GREAT CITIES. OLD SETTLER'S SILVER WEDDING. To the Editor of the Eagle. 3Ir. Gcorcti 3L "Wislit and Marion, his wife, canie from Michigan to Kansas in 1S71 and settled in Kcchi township upon what is now a very line farm. They were married in Ilaync count', Michigan, twenty-live years ago. Their old neighbors from Ivechi with Key. J. C. Post and wife, with other old friends, met at the residence of Mr. Wisrht. corner of Main street, in the city of "Wichita, on the 20th of November, to do honor to the occasion. The guests selected Rev. J. C. Past to speak their good wishes and tender their The Xew York Journal of Commerce, in order to furnish, for reference, informa tion on a subject often inquired about, has compiled the annexed table of the largest cities of the world, with their populations as stated by the latest publications. The table has a footnote which says: "Many of the Chinese cities were enor mously "over-estimated a few years ago. "We have given the latest estimates by The best authorities, but in the absence of the official census the figures may be accepted only as an approximate calculation. It will be seen that there are thirtv-five cities in the world credited with a population of above 500,000." Population Aitchi, Japan l,So2,050 Bangkok, Siam .500,000 Brooklyn, N. Y. 771,000 Berlin, Prussia 1,122,830 Calcutta, India 7M.29S Canton. China 1.500.000 Chauchoofoo. China 1,000.000 Chicago, 111 715,000 Constantinople. Turkey. 700,000 Foo-choo. China 000,000 Glasgow, Scotland 514,04-S Haug-ckow-f oo. China GGO.OOO Haug-tcheon, China SOO.000 Hankau. China 000,000 King-te-chang, China 500,00 Liverpool. England. 573,000 London, England 3,055,519 Madrid. Spain 500,500 Moscow. Russia. 611.971 New York. X. Y 1.450,000 Paris. France 2,209.02:; Pekalongan, Java 505,204 Pekin. China 00,000 Philadelphia, Pa $50,000 St. Petersburg, Russia 767,963 Sartama, Jauan 062.717 Siam.;China 1.000,000 St. Louis, Mo 500,000 ind Park I Tat-seen-loo, China 500.000 nen-tsm, cuina iw.uw Tokio, Japan 9S7,S57 Tschiautschau-f u. China 1,000,000 Ttchingtu-fu, China S3Q,000 Vienna. Austria "' 726,105 "Woo-chang, China. ...... S00.a Great Bargains 150 LOTS FOR SALE IN MSN & KITS SECOND ADDfflOiN. One of the finest laying additions to the city of "Wichita, lying one and one-half miles South of Douglas avenue and comprising One Hundred and Ninety-two (192) lots, east and west fronts, on Mosley avenue, which will he sold at prices so low that any man can have a home on very easy terms, and great inducements to par ties who will ouild at once. "We have the building boom and intend to keep it. This addition is convenient to school, churches, stores, etc. Street cars run past the addition, making easy access to the busi ness portion of the city. Come at once and secure a choice building site AT FIRST PRICE. $700 will buy 100x150 in the first block, east front. S650 will buy 100x150 ft. in second block, east or west fronts. $600 will buy 10oxl50 ft in third block, east or west fronts. S480 will buy 100x150 ft in fourth block, east or west fronts. We do not sell any corner unless the party agrees to build-a good house on the lots, thereby obtaining the building boom. Come everybody and haveahome of your own. RANSON & KAY, Office with Farnum & George. ROOM 1, - HO MAIN ST. 61 doz. all wool shirt waists assorted colors at 50c, actual value SI 34 doz. all wool shirt waists, assorted colors, at 75c. actual value $1.50. 45 doz. all wool shirt waists assorted $2.00. colors, at $1 actual value S. GOLDSTEIN & CO. East Douglas LVenSiM ."li : . i-" - 4 r5' i American DuffldineCo. -1 OOCTnUCTttii Hi jGras, Oil, Prospect and Art W. S. DEAX A. H. HAXWELL, Xotarj- PnbUc DEAN I MAXWELL, Real Estate Dealers. We have property la erery desirable locality la t!ie dtp-, also a Utrs 11k of Farm Property. onr oQce poa can jet ow prices and se oar property free of ctarse. Ojticej-rooji eagle mxnc First tt&Irway east of Wichita JTatiocal Bank. By csiXWr.z DEAN k MAXWELL ZIMMERLY'S ADDITION. Now is the time to buy lots in this addition while they are cheap. ONE MILE SOUTH ON LAWRENCE AVE. Street cars and large brick School house in connection. For further in formation call at 6n S Market st. JT9 - h fiort jniau Wells. Voll iJrtti! J any panat Ubtrrki fn taymtt 4ef r-njthsm furwtofc-. LMtaKlm- A&Ctet B. M.)raes provr-d machine I'ennsjlvanta. ' an4 Mwctfc-! ortl.i- sumairat jircsnuiy -' fmD-xtffiK Ht tfe froirmm S. S. MILLER. W4MUVK Aet. It Xtft trH. rvkta. 2a. Tcj t yewtr IarxU' Thy say I I wwJ li wmh ! 0, L JIIt4 r 0t H fetef jiih fi.r awl found In many focaMttf UmMAntt mtaty, aatf u -t rtyTiWitltsjrlitii gr At m known. 7!H(aKeTn r iwxnai m WMtukuiiM r imm tm. m tftl in rites manufacUiris::. and ttteU ries it Mat Rtty i timfrrtij U. a fumftmattf. JOHN a. COZISC W. O. HltHIWJ. COZINH & RIDDELL, Real Estate Agents, City Proyerty and Farm for Sale:- -Rets CoHsctsd and Taxes Paid. 0 Correspondence Solicited. Bwok Ptomptiy Aii&ndedto 156 K. MAIN ST. - WICHITA, KANSAS. MORRIS TYPE WRITER ID THE WONDEK OP TH1' -AG. and . cracsfeal pes. as4 :; wet o&er 7tter orxGxsm vrrXrr. lyrxxizu. ?2WriMT&Jberatepr0-aa4ftiMMrMlMft?! (M -i trOttie tfU U. S t&ek. 4nite : roe aa nnm rmmmmmjt,i itsrraijirTravggtterUdgi a f&C'A' i J -v V 7S W ET-1 Jk &-- & f t 9- y WV yt-.JaJlsJ, W? V l1T?rJrK,- S Ciife.