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WICHITA, KANSAS, JUNE 14, 1883.
llllnoU li going to try lilgU license. One
hundred and fifty dollar for beer salooni.
and five hundred for dlitllled tplrlta will
Im the figure.
The Chicago InUr Octan eitlmatei the coat
ol liquor drank in llllnoli at $00,000,000, and
produce Utlitlci to prove that tue etl
mate ! not an exaggerated one.
Olervation In mot parta of Central ll
llnoU show that many old hedge rows are
lielng rooted up.and that scarcely any planU
are being aet out. The barbed wire U the
fence or the future.
The Leavenworth Tiout cutely remarki :
"The 'Conmonwtaltk'i water Unk" towns
are rather lively little stations, and may ri
val "Its own Topeka," some day. Stranger
thing have happened1
The Manhattan Sationalut nails Its can
didate for Present and Vice President
to t'ic man head, vU : George F.Kdmunds,
of Vermont, for President, and Itobcrt T.
Lincoln, of Illinois, fur Vice President.
At the late election In Virginia the Ite
adjustcrs carried fifteen counties they had
never carried before, and lost four they
carried last) car. The general result was
a splendid victory for the antl-ltourhoni.
An Ohio newspaper mentions as element
of weakness In Judge Iloadley and Gen.
Ward, the leading democratic candidates
for governor of that sitate, that the former
Is "an agnostic' and the latter "will get
Harrison, the boy preacher, claims to bat o
converted 18,000 persons. Itisthoughttbat
bis success at Kausas City, where he Is now
laboring, may be represented, numerically,
by the three right hand figures of this en
couraging aggregate. Emporia Xtwt,
The Kansas Nebraska Central railroad Is
au enterprise planned to run from Fort
.Scott, Kansas, to Lincoln, Nebraska, via.
Topek. The company has borrowed f W0,
WW In Koglaud, and work has been com
menced at the Kurt Scott end ol the line.
Greenwood county was the longest
among the older counties in securing any
railway Hues, but within the past three
years she has been gridlroned, and now re
ports 117 inllea the greatest uumbcr ol
miles r railway or any county In Kansas.
The new railroad law lias developed a
great iusu, children of abnormal growth
in Kansas. It Is a very common thing now
for conductor to encounter children on
.their trains who aie under five year of
age and over four feet in height. Hut then
this I a very growing season. Emporia
Gen. Grsut says the four greatest men he
met, during his trip around the world, were
Gaiubelta, Illsmarck, Gladstoue aud LI
Hung Chang of China. He liked Gladstone
better than any or the others, and rauked
LI HungCliaugas fully equal In abilty,
statesmanship and learning to any ol the
Kansas now rauks fourth among the
Stales or the Union in the Graud Army or
the Kepubllc, only Pennsylvania, New
Yoik and Ohio leading berln members or
that organization, lly the first ol July
there will be iV) Posts or the G. A. H. In
Kansas, with a total membership or 12,000.
The Lawrence Journal and some other
papers would not believe that (i lick's new
University Hoard or Uegcnts had decided
that Chancellor Marvin muil go, criticising
the Kani.K'tt declaration to that effect as
gratuitous and unwarranted. For the bet
ter Information or these wiseacres we refer
them to the proceedings of the last board,
Henry Watterson recently said to a i
porter. "You can put it in the. strongest
language that you can command that under
no circumstances will Mr. Tilden lie a can
didate next year. This can be relied on as
certain as any Tact In history. No power
in earth can make Tilden a candidate. He
would not take the nomination If the Dem
ocratic convention were unanimously to
proclaim him Its candidate."
Gen. George Crook, or the army, the In
liau fighter, Is about fifty-three years or age
but be looks little more than forty. He Is
about five feet ten Inches high, wiry as a
greyhound, and can outride and outmarch
auy man lu the American army. It is a his
torical fact that he lived ror three days on
no other nourishment than tree bark, dur
ing on j or his campaigns against the Indi
ans. John W. Forney writes from Belle Plaine
uuderdate or June Oth:
"We are leeling hluo over the continued
rains. The Nlnnescah river, at this writ
lug Is higher than It has been since the
tinted flood of 1877. and nearly up to the
highest point It then reached, and a good
rain f-tllnc uow. Thousands of acres or
the best corn In the valley will be an entire
The Leon Indicator seems to have taken
our asseverations touching patent papers,
made as a squelching reply to the editor or
the Augusta Oatttlt, as really meant. The
patent paper Is all right can't be all wrong,
but no editor can crowdttdown our throats
that a patent paper Is more desirable to
both publisher and reader than such a pa
per as the Kauk. As to the governor bu
siness, or course all the patent as well as
the home prints, will be unanimously for
us when we run.
The KortScott& Uulfroad Is lielng push
ed to Memphis as rapidly as possible and
will be completed to that point this all.
The distance from Kansas City to Memphis
by this route Is about four hundred miles.
Kansas people have been discussing a rail
road project that would give Us an outlet
to the lower Mississippi lor years and it
ems we are soon to have it in all It com
pleteness. It looks as though It might dl
rect much of the grain or our State to the
New Orleans route.
Hon. M. M. Murdock, editor of the
Wichita Eahle, accompanied by bis wife
and two youngest children, stopped over
night in this Ity last Saturday. Col. Mur
dock, as Is well known, was the rounder or
the Chroniclt, of this city, and for two or
three terms ably represented this district
lu the Kansas Senate. He is the same gen
ial whole-souled gentleman to-day that be
ever was has grcwu no older seemingly.
The Eaguc Is one or the best papers, II
not the best in the State, and wo hop Its
present editor aud bis family will "live
long and prosper." Eurlingamt Herald.
We have made Inquiry of every rarmer
we could meet during the past week, and
In every Instance the report has been that
wheat never gave a better promise In this
section Tor a large yield. The beads are
large and tilled clear to the end, the top
grains being as large and plump as those
In the middle or the head. The average
per acre in Caldwell, Bluff, Falls, Downs
and Chlkasklc townships will be larger
than last year, and when threshing time
comes, ir nothing goes wrong in the mean
time, we shall not be surprised to bear or
yields or thirty to forty bushels to the acre,
The removal ol L. F. .Blodgett, as post
master at Wellington, promises to stir up
no little trouble In the ranks ortbe Sumner
county Republicans. Old man Blodgett
couldn't be bandied by the ambitious Re
publicans or Wellington, or aspiring lead
ers, but be was liked by the people. Every
man, woman and child bad a friend In Blod
gett who, either aa a man or official, could
be addressed on the most familiar terms by
all, and wbo, for years, has been the figure
around which all Republicans of Sumner
have rallied lu every campaign for years.
The Pmt or last week enters a very strong
but temperate protest against bis removal.
A "proreaaor" of tbe London Statistical
Society advance tbe idea that tbe time ii
at haad wfcea tbe world will be ao deaaely
popwated tiiat it will not bearaar increase,
nd tkat the Majority of it Inhabitant
will have to live habitually on the verse of
Manratie. Tail conclusion ii baaed ea
the faet that is Iadia and Chlaa, the pop.
itlaaiea aw already reached that pstet,
whUe la Eorepe it Uao deaae thatltha
toevMMUrselyeniaaporUd food. WMh
the Mea that, the Uarita of Mettled pro-
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at-'yoaan aad avowed M feed a
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A HI6H LICENSE TAX.
Aa a rigid enforcement or the prohibitory
law leads directly and unvaryingly to anil
licit and covert traflc In Intoxicating li
quors, and as a failure to enforce such law
tends to a disregard of the will of the peo
ple and of a people's government, which
assertions need no arguments, as experi
ence has abown them to be true, wby then
would It not be the best thing for the ultra
temperance people of Kansas, aa well a for
all who desire to see the crying evil or in
temperance abated, to favor a high tax on
the dealers? It does teem to us that a bur
tbensomc tax would come more nearly pro
scribing the traffic than prohibition. This
kind or talk, we know, will not do for that
class of Individuals who are making money
out ef the agitation or prohibition, or ror
others who are gaining notoriety or office
from the eternal discussion or this question ;
but we care not ror that. 'Take away the
privilege or stirring up this matter, and
these men would sink from sight never to
be beard of again, at least not until they
bad Invented some other bobby upon which
to ride Into notoriety or office. But the
question Is to those who at heart really de
plore the train or woes that follow In the
wake of a traffic as old as civilization it
self, and older; to people who desire to pro
tect and save the unfortunate and misguid
ed everywhere. There is hardly any one
so simple-minded as not to know that the
prohibitory laws of Massachusetts and oth
er States have been law or straw and con
tempt, and that ror twenty-five years Maine
has been the laughing-stock ror the world
In this matter. Ohio's people may not be
o Intelligent and progressive as the people
or Kansas, but we think her people have
shown good sense In that aa soon as they
found prohibitory and prescriptive enact
ment failures they resolved to drop them
and try something else. Illinois, profiting
by the failures or Iowa, Kansas and other
State to prohibit the use or liquors as a
beverage, now acts upon the idea suggest
ed In our question by making the license so
high a to curtail Its use. The Inttr Octan,
a temperance paper, declare that the high
license law will wipe out from one to two
thousand low holes or rum and perdition in
that one city. Who will deny, for Instance,
that Wichita would be more temperate and
better off, morally, with two or three high
license saloons, than with twenty-nine open
v iolators ol the law, or an hundred holes In
the wall, or as many back alley dens. And
there is one feature about the enforcement
or a restrictive or high tax law that la well
worth considering, and that Is : there 1 a
large class or respectable, Influential men
In every community who will never endorse
prohibitory measures, but who would lend
all their influence to the enforcement of
any tax-law that might be enacted, even to
the extent ol proscription. This class or
men consists or traders, manufacturers,
merchants and other whose daily business
bring them In contact with all classes of
This is not written because the Kagi.k
declared at the time or the submission or
the prohibitory amendment that all such
moves must necessarily prove abortive, but
simply from a desire to set good, conscien
tious temperance people to thinking and
observing ror themselves instead or taking
the highly-wrought assertion of Interested
parties aa law and gospel.
AN UNPR0PITI0US SIGN.
The newspapers or the country, or all
parlies, In discussing the chances or vari
ous person for the national nomination lor
President, seem to talk only of this or that
Democrat, and the probable action or the
democratic convention. From 18C1 to 1880,
Democrats and their conventions were gen
erally dismissed with a word. The Repub
lican press didn't care wLo the Democrats
nominated. Now it is right the other way.
What can bo the reason ror thlsr Have the
chances ror the Republicans, In the next
national contest so completely vanished as
to be unworthy or note or speculation? It
can't be that we lack leader or record and
prominence. The administration or Ar
thur has proved successful almost without
a parallel. And where is that great states
man, Edmunds ; that idol or the people,
Blaine, and that patriot, wise beyond his
years, Lincoln? Why all this talk about
Tilden, Hendricks, Davis, t at. t
WHICH IS REGENT.
With what meekness,yct awiltness, with
al, does the recipient editor or the Jltacon
bend his servile neck to the galling demo
cratic collar. Wby? Because or course
the mileage and per diem or tho Regency of
the State University rests in the bands or
Governor Glick, and It must be used to
sustain the waning fortunes or a mossback
who blundered into office, and who has
done nothing but blunder ever since. And
now this ward and beneficiary or an acci
dentthe editor or the Jltacon must per
force sink bis manhood, and curb his will
at d judgment In a way that I remarked or
all men, and ror what ?
Marsh Murdock Is getting nervous, says
the Republican party of Kansas is in a fix;
that the party is locally going to pieces;
that the State organization wavers and
trembles In short that bell Is coming up
on earth to occupy as quarters the produc
tive soil of sunny Kansas. Brace up.Marsb,
the Republican party or Kansas Is coming
to Its senses and will score a victory In the
next campaign that will count. Ltatrn
When the best men ortbe party, in many
or the counties of the State, admit that,
because ol the division over the prohibi
tion question, they dare not accept a nomi
nation at the bands ol their party ror fear
or defeat, wc plead guilty to a little ner
vousness. We entertain no fears for Kan
sas ou nstional Issues or on the national
Republican ticket, for ber .people are as
sound and loyal as ever; bul, a continual
dropping wears the stone, and disaffection
in townships and county organizations
means destruction or the greater sooner or
later. The Republican party must settle
this vexed question ot prohibition ou way
or the other In the near future, or Kansas
will Inevitably be set down as oue or the
THEY ACTED WISELY.
The Ohio Republican platform contains
an abundance or sound party doctrine. On
the serious issues or the Ohio campaign
tariff and liquor the convention speaks
with no uncertain sound. It makes an up
right and downright declaration in favor or
protection for the sake of protection, and
It Indorses the taxation or the liquor
traffic. After all, this latter question is
the core of the contest, and the Republi
cans have taken the only defensible posi
tion with regard to It- They deserve to
win on this Issue ir on no other.
THE RATE FOR CHILDREN.
The following circular Issued by Mr.
Wm. F. White, G.P.A. of the A..T S.F.
R.R., explains the rules or that road re
garding fares to be collected for children
over five and up to twelve years of age :
"Children under five yean or age will be
transported free of charge. Children over
five and up to twelve years of age, Inclu
sive, will be charged half-rare. Children
over twelve yean or age, full tare. It Is to
be understood that childfen wbo have
passed their fifth birthday are half-rare
passengers, and those wbo have passed
their twelfth birthday are full-rare passen
gers. In case the nair-rale terminates in
one-hair cent throw off the traction."
THE FARMER'S IHTEKESTS.
Every Intelligent lamer ought to knows
and doubtleta doea Vnow, that hl interests
are chiefly a a producer that the pricea
of nil products affect his welfare far more
vitally than do the pricea ot what few man.
ufsctured good he buys.
He also knows, or ought to see, that a
foreign market is wasteful aad treaeheroos
to him, involviat; .transportation cost and
losses, and necessarily held In competition
with the cheapest laborers of the whole
outside world, aad controlled by specula
tors who change prices by dishonest meth
ods which deceive aad practically defraud
Mf THW AT EssftRIA.
For a kia moral fmperaaee towa, the
aumeer of shoottac aad pelaealag eases
eoearriac ailaaparia araeaWaKoateoa-
taarahln rrmai t Taa last aawaeea'M
a Xeaday. Asa.Blekardosa ired two
shots lata Ma afUea-yearM bride, who at
last aeesaati was Hvtaa-, bat safcriag
The naali aad aaly hoea married aaoat
six weeks. -
-admirer of Pros-
THE RAILRBABStF KANSAS.
Weareindebted to State AuditorMcCabe,
Secretary or the State board or railroad
commissioner, ror a pamphlet copy or the
annual report or the board, for the year
1883. Its several schedule embrace the
valuation or the rolling stock or Kansas
roads; the assessed value, per mile, or right
or way, main and side tracks, telegraph
lines, depots, etc.; the distribution of rail
road property to the several counties; a
summary of all railroad property In the
State ; and a list of officers reporting to the
board. Some of the figures have already
been published, but we summarize, below,
some facts or general Interest.
Forty-eight different railroad corpora
tions arj assessed lor right or way, but only
twenty-seven ror rolling-stock. TbI dif
ference I accounted for by the fact that a
number of railroads are leased by other
companies, the lessee furnishing the rolling
stock for their operation.
There are 3,670.29 mile of main track,
and 444.95 miles of side track In the State
a total of 4,315.20 miles. The main track is
assessed at from 92,900 to 18,000 per mile,
the highest assessment being that of the
Atchison section or the Missouri Pacific,
and the lowest the Manhattan & Blue Val
ley. The average Is $5,193 per mile, mak
ing a total or $20,099,170. All side tracks
are assessed at the same figures $2,000 per
mile, making a total or $892,170. Tbire are
3,801.08 miles of telegraph enough to cross
the State, from east to west, nine and a hair
limes and it Is assessed at $70 per mile,
making a total or $280,274.20. Railroad
buildings are valued at $855,rw5, the only
one assessed separately being the union de
pot lu this city, valued at 823,500. The to
tal value or rolling stock Is $4,409,707.07;
and or tools, material, etc., $093,337.04. The
total value or all the railway property or
the State is $27,280,219.91, and the average
value per mllo or all railroad property is
$7,080.02. The Increase in the taxable val
ue or railway property, over 1882, is $2,192,
FOR GOVERNOR OF OHIO.
Joseph B. Forakcr, the Republican nom
inee Tor governor, was born In Highland
county, Ohio, July 5th, 1843. He worked
on a farm during hi boyhood. On July
14tb, 1SC2, he enlisted aa a private in Com
pany A. Eighty-ninth Ohio Infantry, and
be served in the field with the Third Divis
ion or the Fourteenth Army Corps, Army
or the Cumberland, until the close or the
rebellion. He was breveted captain "ror
efficient services during the recent cam
paigns In Georgia and South Carolina, to
date from March 19th, 18C5." Wheu be
was mustered out with his regiment at
Camp Dennison, June 13th, 18C5, be was
serving as aide-de-camp on the staff or
In fact, Captain Foraker passed through
all the service or the Army or the Cumber
land, excepting the battle orchlckamauga,
during which engagement he was on de
tached service, and with General Slocum
he participated in Sherman's march to the
The war beiug ended, the gallant young
citizen-soldier entered Salem Academy,
Ross county, Ohio. In the fall of 18C0 he
entered Ohio Wesleyan University at Del
aware, Ohio, as a freshman. He remained
there two yean, when he entered Cornell
University, Ithaca, N. Y., and in 1809 be
graduated in the first class. In the fail of
the same year he was admitted to practice
at the Hamilton County Bar. In April,
1879, he was elected to the Superior Court
of Cincinnati, defeating the-ttien Incum
bent, the Hon. Alfred Yaple. After being
on the bench ror three years he resigned
on account or ill-health. He has, however,
long since recovered, and he Is now enjoy
ing perfect health. In 1870 Captain Fora
kcr married Miss Julia P. Bundy, M. L. A.
or class or 1SC8, Ohio Wesleyau Female
College, a daughter or the well-known ex
Congressman. WHAT IT IS HERE FOR.
The New York Trilunr most cleverly an
swers the Louisville CovrierJovrnal't en
quiries: "What is the Democratic party
here fer, except to reform tup tariff?"
Well, wc can think of half a dozen things
that It is here for that have nothing what
ever to t'o with the tariff.
It Is here to give the Republican party
something to defeat every four years.
It is here to excite envy in the breast of
every American humorist as It discourses
or Cen-tral-1-za-tion, as If it were really
It is here to give a striking illustration
or insane unfairness and cowardice by
sneering "fraud" at an electoral commiss
ion which it helped to form and by whose
decision it agreed to abide.
It Is here to sbow how long a party that
Is clean out of principle and whose record
cannot be safely bandied without first be
ing deodorized, can keep above ground
simply by lorce or momentum.
It is here to determine whether, being
hopelessly divided against Itself ou the free
trade Issue, it can be glued together in 1884
by a platform committee.
It is here as the most notable political
shocking example known to history.
It is here to sit up nights, supplicating
the smiling people to make a change for
the sake of change.
Wc made the statement some weeks ago
that the Atchison, Topeka Santa Fe com
pany contemplated the purchase or the St.
Louis & San Francisco, and at the 28th or
May meeting a movement in that direction
might possibly be set on foot. We are well
aware that the Santa Fe could have pur
chased the San Francisco, some months
ago, at a fair price, and argued then that It
was the thing ror the Santa Fe to do. The
Boston JltraU, of the 7th Inst., a very high
authority on Santa Fe railroad matters, has
this to say concerning this contemplated
It is learned on good authority that the
St. Louis li San Francisco road is earning
better than 7 per cent, on both classes or
preferred stock, and that, as soon as the
Atlantic & Paclfl company ceases to be a
charge and repays tho loan or $2,000,000
from this company, a dividend on the sec
ond preferred is likely to bo declared.
There seems to be nothing more In the talk
of the Atchison company buying this road
than the belief in certain quarters that the
Atchison ought to have it. There is rea
son to suppose that the control of the
property could be bad at abort notice for a
price, but it would not be the price at
which it could bo once had, when many
people say it ought to have been bought.
The Santa Fe must either "hedge" or I
buy, and in our judgment it is cheaper to
buy. The Santa Fe must obtain absolute
control of the Atlantic Pacific road. De
lays are not only dangerous, but in this in
stance are likely to prove costly. Common-
Tbe fatal delect in the free-trade philoso
phy it In contemplating people as eoninm
era only ; wbertai, it ia upon their Income
as producers that their welfare chiefly de
Every farmer, for inttance, ougkt to tee
that as a duty of S cent! per pound on tin
plates would develop a manufacturing In
duitry in the United States, supporting
300,000 people as additional consumers of
farm products in the United Statet.It would
be greatly to his advantage even If he should
have to pay "4 cents per dozen" more for
canned goods and similar Intigsifleaal ad
vances on wbst few "tin cups," etc, he
Tbe canners and packers of fruits, moat,
etc, know that tbe United 8tates Govern
ment refunds to them the duties paid on
Imported tta-plates used la making cans
when exported, and we denounce ss a'dt-
rect falsehood the statement tkat "The tax
on tin-plates Is a tax oo the exportation of
every can of meat, or lard, or fralt.
It is outrageous to mislead honest mea by
such misrepresentations, aad insult public
ly as "cormorants" aad "robbers" taeoi
who have been rained by "a tariff ror rev
enue ouly" oa tin-plates.
Under Eagtaad's boasted free trade poli
cy the stock growers of America's prairies
are putting good beet dowa taUveraW
cheaper taaa English farmers eaa raraiaa
It. Taaealyway for England to arai
her own people U the saeakiag way of
curiae Amerieaa beef diseased. Uader
the same rate 1$ won't be long aatil saw da
elans ear mtaatheturod eoUoa damagort
s steel adfaMlMfckr- Itkrataor
a BOUHt usmmsaiary msaa iroo tratw.ae-
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The New York World, under its new
management, formulates this platform :
1. Tax luxuries.
2. Tax inheritances.
3. Tax large Incomes.
4. Tax monopolies..
6. Tax private corporations.
C. A tariff for revenue.
7. Reform the civil service.
8. Punish corrupt office-holder.
9. Punish employen who coerce their
employes In elections.
Will some one tell us wbo dissents from
the above. It is exeacUy, with a slight
modification, the platform upon which Re
publicans have stood on for thepasttwenty
yean. The only difference is "a tariff lor
revenue" only, or "a tariff for revenue" so
adjusted as to protect home Industries.
It is true that both parties contain men
wbo take the extreme for and against pro
It is true that the majority of Republi
cans believe In proteetlon,and the majority
or Democrats are opposed to protection.
It li also true that the leading Democrats
In Pennsylvania and Missouri are pro
nounced protectionists, quite as radically
as the leading advocates in the Republican
The Democratic party never has, and
never win, take a position in lavor or a
tariff lor revenue only, ir it does the Re
publicans with any thing like a good ticket
will again win the race In 1884.
We have read the Democratic papers fer
the last forty years, and think we know
exactly the nature or toe platform they
now stand on. They bave been among the
"outs" ror twenty-four yean, and now de.
sire to be numbered among the "ins."
NOTES PICKED UP AROUND TOPEKA.
Rev. A. It. Campbell Is now a lawyer,
with the privilege of practicing before the
supreme court, lie will no longer do pul
pit work, though be may make temperance
speeches from the church platform.
It now appears that station agents have
never been instructed to withhold schedule
or rates aud classification from ahippen.
While furnished fer their information, they
bave generally been subjected to examina
tion by men who had anything to ship. In
several places agents have assumed the re
sponsibllity or refusing this privilege.
An Important decision by the railroad
commissioners, relating to freight rules, may
be looked for In about two weeks. It will
be or much more consequence to the people
at large than any thing that has come from
this source since the new law was enacted.
The work of laying the foundation or the
main capitol building I rapidly progress
ing. Every tier or stone finds a foundation
on the solid work. The old east wing rests
on clay, some six feet or more above the
Governor Glick Is somewhat better than
he has been for weeks, but be I unable to
do office work, and has been compelled to
The Senate Journal Is In the hands of the
public printer, whl'e House Journal will
be transcribed lu about two weeks.
"Suicides Retreat" (Topeka) furnishes
nothing new, unless the early departure or
the great moral man is predicted.
THE NATION'S DEBT.
The reduction or the national debt In
the eleven mouths end.ing on Thunday last
amounted to $115,725,000, and the surplus
for the entire year will probably not exceed
$125,000,000, a sum slightly in excess of
Secretary Folger's original estimate, which
rbas been affected by legislation and the
varying demands ortbe pension office. The
receipts for the present fiscal year have
been nearly equal thus far to those or the
last year, except in the Customs division,
where the decrease Is already about $10,
000,000. The standard silver dollars are
rapidly accumulaticg in the treasury.
There were coined $2,350,000 of these dol
Ian In tbe month of May, but more than
that number were added in tbe same time
to the store in tbe Government's vaults,
where nearly 109,000,000 ot these rejected
coins arc packed away. Tbe Forty-eighth
Congress, at the beginning of Its first sess
ion will find about 125,000,000 standard dol
lain in tbe custody of the Government.
The Commonuialth says : We bave it
from most excellent authority that Mr.
Huntington baa about six millions invest
ed in Atlantic & Pacific railroad stock
The capital stock of this road is $59,70000
of which $51,302,000 was held by tbe trus
tees, $4,000 by tbe directors for qualifica
tion purposes, $3,300,000 is reserved to be
issued upon the block subscriptions now
outstanding, and the remaining $5,000,000,
with the exception of a few sharer, is in
the treasury, but as tbe property or tbe
Atchison and 'Frisco companies. Tbe
$50,000,000 sold Is borrowed from the trus
tees as stated above, but their control ol
the property Is not impaired, as tbey still
have a majority by holding $31,300,000, or,
with tbe other $5,O0O,MO property belong
ing In their possession, $38,300,000. Should
tbe Santa Fe purchase the St. Louis ft San
Francisco line, it would become the abso
lute owner or tbe Atlantic & Pacific.
NO TEWKSBURY IN KANSAS.
ir there was any Tewksbury at Osawato-
mie the examination or CapL Smith's rec
ord afforded a good chance to find It out;
but, in fact, the board did not expect to find
out anything or the kind ; nobody dared to
charge Capt. Smith with inhumanity, or of
ficial misconduct or any sort, affecting the
healtb, or comfort, or happiness or the pa
tients in tbe asylum. In fact, there was
very little to charge, and the effort to sup
port those charges ignomlnlously fizzled
out. The whole thing was a trifle too silly
for any use. If, then, there is a "good
signed Tewksbury" at Osawatomie, very
little progress has been made in Its discov
ery. The "hang-out" is out of all propor
tion to tbe "wash." Champion.
WICHITA AND WEST.
The prospect for a railroad through Staf
ford county, from east to west, to put It
mildly, Is quite flattering. The Fort Scott,
Wichita ft Denver railroad is pointing our
way, already built to Wichita, and now
prospecting a route to Denver via Kingman,
Stafford, St. John, Lamed to Denver. Al
ready meetings arc being held and every'
thing looks bright. Our people, no.doubt,
will be called upon in the matter soon.
Claims are already looking up on our bright
prospects. Farms that ean be had to-day
for $500 cannot be reached for $1,000 one
year hence. Staford Herald.
In the Presbyterian general assembly tbe
report ol the committee ftn temperance,
declaring againtf prohibition as a dlitlnct
iVp djtlrjne., of tbe church, while warmly
favoring all practical efforts In behalf of tbe
temperance reformation, was adopted after
a brief, debate by a two-thirds vote. Thi
Is the first ofliclsl act or any great religious
denomination that has been taken since the
prohibition movement commenced that in
dicates a disposition to take a logical and
practical view of,th situation. We are
waiting to bear from the American Bible
Society. Jbo fiitji ffmitm.
Every aow aad tbea the papers out along
the Wichita road get iato a terrible flurry
over the statement that Jay Gould owns tbe
Wichita road. For oar owa part we don't
know who owat it, bat what If he dees t
Has not the coaetry aloBf Its line improved
more within two yean thaa'it did in t
years before.' We should like It ant rate If
Goald would get behind Ue several railroad
eaterprises looking towards this dty aad
give tbeaa a boost. Ttrt Scctt Monitor.
Hmu ? nun
OccasleaaHy the AtlaaU CMitntitn
strikes the troth. Here Is areesatease:
"It Is stated that there UaBeaahHeaa pan
ic la Ohio. We hae seen those things ad-
rertisod before, aad w have obeerrfcd that
when the BepaeHeaa are sapposed to be la
a panic H Is Ume tar the Dimotrsts to hnd-
dfc a together aad
TaeiChattaasogs, (Toaau,) CrannrWal
asm: "Taora Is aa antoaiaalag aear el
mea aero ia the Soathwhe veto the Dej
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BUNNELL & ROYS,
FIRE AND LIFE-INSURANCE.
Agents for the A., T.
I-amls for sale by the Railroad Company lu our District are at follows :
TOWNSHIP 24, 1 WEST.
Nw'.' n' section 5 at 8 75 psr acrt.
S'i " 7 10 SO '
S.'i " 17 II 00 "
s;j nt'i " a is so "
8w,'4' " 23 1.1 SS
WX nc-' " SI 711 "
S,'i nv.V " 31 7S5
Sw'i "SI BOO "
TOWNSHIP S4,S WEST.
WK ne'i BMtlon 19 at 7 45 ir acrt.
S.1. " l 8 00
Sw "19 8 111 "
Ntii "SI 7 2S '
).' "Si BOO "
ES' ne'i " 25 1150 "
S,'' "27 7 00 "
N.'' " 33 5 75 "
TOWNSHIP 25. 1 EAST.
W; iitV section 27 at 10 00 r scrs.
TOWNSHIP 25, 2 EAST.
S i of section S at t 7 25 per acre.
St'iavtX "7 BSD "
Ne.V "19 7 00 "
Nw.V " 31 8 75 "
TOWNSHIP 23, 3 EAST.
W'i txe'i section I at $ 7 25 ir acre.
Nw.V "II 7 25 "
s;4' "ll a so "
hw,'4' " II 8 so "
Sr'i 15 8 50 "
TOWNSHIP 25. 1 WEST.
S,'i in,1; section 27 at 8 CO per acre.
Ius 8, a and 10, section 31 at all 00 per men.
Prices given are for the Eleven-Year
is a discount of SO per cent, aud
We nre the exclusive agents
TOWNSHIP 34, 3 WEST.
All or section 19 at 7 00 per acre.
TOWNSHIP 25, 2 EAST.
W; section 5 at $10 00 per acre
Se'.," "5 7 50 "
TOWNSHIP 35, 2 WEST.
Lots 5 8 7 8 section 19 al tlO 00 tier acre.
Nw "29 12 00 "
TOWNSHIP 25, 3 WEST.
Sei of section 3 at t 7 CO per acre.
Sw " 3
Nw "7 in oo "
Veli "7 12 00 '
NX se'i "7 11 OO
SXnwJi "23 6 50 "
Se ".23 8 00 "
Keif ' 3i 10 50 "
EXnwX " 35 "
8eX " 35 "
EXaw'f " 35 "
TOWNSHIP 24, 1 EAST.
8); ncH lection IS at 1 50 per acre,
KXnw.'i "IS 9 80 "
EXtow.' "23 9 00 "
TOWNSHIP 2, 2 EAST.
NeX of section 3 at 9 00 per acre.
NwX "3 9 00 ".
These lands, at prices given, are for sale on four years' time, ouc-fifth
down, 'balance in four equal payments, with interest at 8 per cent, pay
able semi-annually. For cash we can allow n discount of 10 per cfnt.
Besides the lauds described in this advertisement, we have for sale
large quantities of unimproved lands, at prices ranging from $4 to $20 per
acre. In the western and south-west era parts of our county good lauds can
be bought for $4 aud $5 per acre. Some large tracts suitable for stock
ranches can be obtained At these figures.
We hare a very largo litt of improved farms Id various parts of Sedgwick
County for salo at reasonable figures. Owing to frequent Bales and changes
in prices, wc omit particular descriptions, and will merely say that we can
offer to purchasers almost any kind
our office and examine lists, or write
class of property.
Choice residence property aad vacant lota in all parts of -the city of
Wichita. Some specially desirable property now fur tale. Call early and
secure bargaius. ''."'
Mosey always 'oa haad to loan on
lowest curreat rates. Our facilities ia this liae of business are unsur
passed by any Arm la Kansas. Principal and Interest are paid at our office.
Borrowers will do well to caH at OHr office before making arrangements
LIFE, FIRE, LIGHTNING AND TORNADO.
Our agency is cospooed M the feiewlaa; strictly irst-daes caeapaaies :
Xante. , if saw.
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ntA.of Hartferd, - - -
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ef Martferd, - -"':
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Ik, er NetrrH AMaaMCA, PaHaeslahni,
Lirsmwoec. the Giseiawrj,
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& S. F. Railroad Lands.
TOWNSHIP 25, 2 WEST.
E sw'.' section 11 at 5 50 per aire.
Lots 12 3 4'
Ne'i f'i '
E.'. nw." '
LoU 2 3 4 '
K'- sw'i '
Ki ne.'X '
LoU 6 7 '
TOWNSHIP SB, 1 EAST.
No'.' or sertlon 1 at tl2 00 tier arrS.
SiW,' " 17 17 25 "
K.'.'swV " 23 11 0U "
TOWNSHIP SO. 2 EAST.
NV or section 7 at lo U) ir acre.
EJJawJf 7 10 00 "
LoU 12 "27 6W "
TOWNSHIP 26,1 WEST.
Lot 5 of section 3 at (It SO r acre.
Ut 7 "5 12 00 "
Lot 1 " 15 12 OU '
Lot B " 29 8 00 , "
TOWNSHIP 20,2 WEST.
N or section 7 at 10 75 tier acre.
SK'i " 17 10 110 "
Lotf. "27 8 50 "
LotB "29 8 .VI "
Plan. On the Six-Year Plau there
for Cash there is a discount of 33 1-3
in Wichita tor the following unim
EX " 5 10 00 "
SwX " 5 10 0.1 "
NwX "7 9 00 "
SXnX "9 8 BO "
NwX "9 1O0O "
SeX " 9 '
NwX 15 "
TOWNSHIP 25, 4 WEST.
SX or section 27 at t 7 SO per acre.
TOWNSHIP 26,2 WEST.
SwX of section 5 at t per acre.
NwX " 7
NeX " 1
NwX " 21
TOWNSHIP 26, 3 WEST.
WX swX or section 1 at t per acre.
NeX " S 11 00 "
SwX "9 0 00 "
SX nw.X "15 8 00 "
TOWNSHIP 26, 4 WEST.
NwX ol section 1 at t 6 50 per acre.
8X "1 6 50 "
NeX "11 6 50 "
EX nwX "H 7 50 "
SeX "II 7 00 "
NeX " 15 7 1) "
of a farm that may be wauted. Call at
for special information in regard to this
approved real estate security at the
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Just .Read What the Nem Wpilsr Store Has to Say!
Never advertise a bargain unless you hivethe bargains you ad
vertise. We have made it a life-long study to please the people. "
It is useless to attempt to deceive the public, and here we are
Is Koto Complete.
Fine Asiortment of AU
THE NEW SHADES OF DRESS GOODS
Areio and 2foUy Styles.
OUR NOTION DEPARTMENT
Cannot be excelled in Assortment and Prices.
Bislwp Lawis, Victoria Lawis, Liiea Lams,
IMiti Swiss, Lawis fer 6 l-4e, Laces, RlahMS,
Glares, Hasierj, Lace Collars, Fickas, Etc,
Silk Dalaia'as, Sarak Maatelets, Silk Maateteis,
Jersey Jackets, Llgkt Jaekets far spriag wear,
Jersey Lily Ulsters, Deaege Ulsters, Liaea Ulsters.
Call and See lliein.
We Have Just lleceired a Large Stock of
. 10 cents to. $10.
We can phase you if you trill examine them.
Special Inducements To Buy
Table LinenM, Towels, Napkins, Etc.
Bales Quilts, Marseilles Spreads, Etc.
The Itest Assortment of
Sheeting, bleached & unbleached, Muslin, Prints St Ginghams,
Ever shown- by any house in the West.
E. P. HOVEY & CO.,
Great Hosiery Sale!
rXJIjIOA.TEID OTJR PTJROHASBS,
-And Hate' -
Largest and Most Elegant Stock of Hosiery
Ever displayed in this market.
3T Now is the time to make your purchases, as we shall coutiu
tie the same Unequalled How' Prices that! have characterized this sale for
the past three weeks.
Extraordinary and TTnparallelled Inducements, in
Black Gros Grain Silks, ' '-
DRESS GOODS, NECKWEAR, LACES,
JaffiSf AgaaU far JahMatOWB cwU MHliJ
We hate added to our Immense Line of Corsets .".' .
THB CTMJBstATM) FaMMOH PamFffiOT-fTTTDfO OOMffiR,
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our large stock and
have a Large Stock of
Departm ent. ' '
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Summer ' SilksSatins.
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low prices. '.
Stylish Misses1 and
Men's, Youth's and Boys' Boots,
At Wholesale and L'etail.
Carpets. Carpets. Carpets.
Now there fa uo questiou about our Jmvhigtl.e
Largest and Best Selected Stock,
Lower Prices than any House in the City.
VELVETS, BODY AND TAPESTRY, 3-PLYS,
EXTRA-SUPER, MATS AND MATTING,
1, - COTTON CARPET, IRISH BRUSSELS, HEMP. &a.
Don't be carried away by lite l.r cr cmt. reduction, for we will nrnke
Prices Lower than the Lowest.
SPRING AND SUMMER CLOTHING, NOBBY,
(p- Examine our goods
before bnyiufj-. We
Men's White Shirts, Percale
Shirt for 25 cents.
SILK HDKFS, SILK TIES, LINEN LAWN TIES, LINEN UN
DERWEAR, GENTS' UNDERWEAR, COLLARS, Etc.
ZBL&.TS Sc CAPS.
Nobby and Stylish Hats, Straw Hat:, Hats of All Kinds.
:et:ejw ttoik: stoi&e
M. KOHN & CO.
(Succesori to Wiloii .fe Tonn,)
OF SO?. X.OTJ-IS, MISSOtTEI,
Loan Money on Improved Lands on Long
or Short Time.
Money ac Sight, Commission Very Low.
We have connected
In detail Buy, Sell & Exchange Western properly for Kastrru.aud vice versa
Call on or :iiMres
M. L. GARVER.
Manager of the Wichita Ilrauch, WICHITA, KANSAa
Office on Main street, first stairway noflli of I. ().
Metallic Burial Cases,
Calls promptly attended at all hour day
wholesale mid retail
Furniture, Mattresses. Picture Frames, etc., etc.
gy Repairing done to order on
Bank of Commerce, j
Loans Money on Real Estate,
Btctira Deposits, Time
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Buys and sells exchange; males collections; negotiates municipal bonds,
and transacts banking in all its brunches.
No.-17 Douglas Avenue,
Stalk ullusi Dtt GMis,
Four Doors north of Post
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Boys' Shoes, Etc.
Yontbs & Men.
feel confident that we can
Shirts, Cheviot Shirts, To a Cheap
"WILSON" 5c CO.,
Caskets and Coffins.
or night, with elegant hearse
109 Douglas Afeuuc.
Personal, and Chattel Securities.
and Demand, at Interest.
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Dress M, Triuliu, Etc.
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