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WICHITA, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS,. FRIDAY, JULY 24.1885.
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M. M. MUKDOCK & BROTHEK.
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TBOWOAytB YKAK IS ADVANCE
ISTOTKntJ xatiTkaiIit ssipmciTKS.
J. M. Baldereton,
ATTOB.XKV AT LA , M llllllA, .s,ljrwlci connt-Kan-.
Offlf In iVntsnnlnl nine Ilt3-tf
Jno. D. Davis,
Attorney at Law. Oace over Ulrhtta National
11AK1US, IIAItltlb A VEBM LLION
ATTomn AT Law. Wichita. KauM. Office
I n the bulldlnc; occupied liy the U. s . Land Office
lxant o-Rotl.tf-1 on improved land in 8edj-
wick and tumner oouatlM. 3i-
Attouxt at Law, IVIcnlta, Kansas. Olio
No. 91 Douglas Avenoe.
J. F. LAUCK,
Anoisir at Law, flnt door north of IT .
Land ni. In Commercial Mock, IclilU,
Kansas. Siclal attention (tlien to all Undiof
liuelneta Connected wlUi the U. S Land Office.
I. A. JIITCHELL.
ArTOxaT-AT-Lw, Wichita, Kansas. Office
over llrrrlngton's bookstore. 3033-
JAMES L. DYER.
AnoaxKT at Law, Wichita, Kansas.
Dr. S. W. Richr-tond,
Magnetic pbyslclan. Cures disease of every
name and uatnre bv magnetic treatment, with-
rit meiirjn. Ill cores are sneedr and per
manent. and chanrea reraonable. Diagnosis
and consultation free. Parties from a auta-.ee
can board with him at reasonable rate. Office
on aonth Waterstreet, WlcblU, Kansas.
TEKKY A DUMONT;
Architect and Superintendents Office In
Iters' block, 11 Ichlta. Kansas. 1J-C-
Waco MOHsi-mncr Associatio-j. Meets
lusrterlyon eatnnlays at Cartwrirht achooi
honse. 1. S. Miller, President.
L. It. Dcx, Secretary . 1 -13
CUO TOWXJIIirMCTCALrKOTICTIYl SoCI-
xtt Meets the last saturdr In each rocnth at
Hatfield. D.E BOOSE, lTesident.
S.J. LOEDENSLAUEIl, fic'y. 47-tf
Eva A. Bates,
Teacher of riano. Violin and theory, lateof the
Cincinnati Collrca of Mnale. For terms call
on or address rs) Sorth Main street, or Col
llncs A llatt'x law office, Wichita, Kansas.
Frank J. Host,
ITivste Detectlre and irroreaslonal stock
hnntexi strayed and stolen stock a specialty.
I am connected with nrofesslonal men in eTery
town in sonth-west Kansas. The ratronaire of
thrrnhlio respectfully solicited. Ob.ee, tal
leyCentrs. Kansas. dUwli-lm
Contractor. Carpenter and Joiner.
Will do all kinds of Car-xnter and Jo'ncr
v. on on short notlea. btairs, stair Railings,
Sis Doors, Blinds, D nd Window Frame
CJ- Shop, 13S Main fcireet; Kesldenoe on
Lawrence Avenue near Cenrtal : Tost-office
box S7. -tf
H O F F
11 O F F.
I'UHi: CLEAIt CLEAX ICE.
I'UIIE CLEs.lt CLEAN ICE.
KIMMERLY & ADAMS,
j:omUIEKTS AND TOMBSTONES
And Dealers In
Lime, Plaster, Cement and Buildim
CfOo Maln!trei,I!etween fun and Second
J 870. 1883.
TIM CHEAPEST PLACE
In tliectty tobn
Allen's Drug Store!
M'faf re will also I found a
Jxtrgc Stock of
i AIMS, OILS, WHITE LEAP,
mm PALM, YAHiSHES,
todow glass, rem, ETC.
IT alo tffj on hand a
Large Stock of
TOILET ARTICLES, PEBFTIHST,
SDOrLDER PEACES, CHEST PROTECTORS,
SPOSGES. SOAPS, TRUSSES, Eic, E(c
We also receive direct from the manufacturers
Tfm irtll ihrrrfore pt no ootwttrfrlU or Iml
Utlont In buying from us.
To ur many frJmU who hr? favored oc w 1th
tbflr tnna,ce fur the lat tblrteen jern ve
ieixler our elneere thanks. n1 to thow witb
vhtim It htm nt ben our fool fort one to 1flt
we tt-ool't oaj ltit by fdUQf ii a trial e ll)
,fiutianUe pood food and ierfect eatUfactlon.
CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC,
Corner of Emrmrla avenue and WiUUm tret
eouth of Ioolas arenue
foi full particulars inquire at Ccturfnratorj
Patronize Home Institutions.
The Southern Kansas Railway
is a Kansas Road,
And U thoroughl j Identified with the interest
and progress or the atau of Kansas and It
people, and afford, u, muc, rcllitlea bdo
.qualed by anr line In festers and eonthern
TBBOUOH XPKKSB trains dailr between
Kansas City and Ulathe, Ottawa Garnet?
lola. llnmboldt. Cbanuu: ChrUalendll
yendence, Wlaaeld, eUlnSoV jVaroi
Attica and Intermedlatapoliu ' ""'
7SX0U05 HAIL train dallr, except 8on
dajr, betwoes Kansas City and WelllnVtoa
and Intermediate akatlona, making close con
nections at Ottawa, Channteand Cherryrale
with oar trains for Emporia, Burllnaton. Ul
raid. Walnnt and Cofferrllle. '
ACCOlUaODATIOH TKAXHS daily, ex
cept Snaday, between Kansas City. Olathe
JEaTFatBFR that by purcbaatsa: tickets via.
this line connection is made In the Union De
st at Kara City with throoch trains t all
paints, aroldlngtranafdu end change at way
IKKOTJOH TXODBT8 can be purchased Tla.
this Una at any of the regxlax Connoa SUUons
and your baxgafe checked throngh to destina
tion East, West. North or South.
-pttt.t.it a w SLtKPwwjg , nil sight trains.
For farther InXcrmaUon, see map and fold
ar, orcallonoraddroaa 8, B. HTXK3,
General Paascnger Anst,
WELL, WE NEVER!
TlioStatoJonrti.il, tlie Democratic
organ of Katifn5, in concluding a col
umn editorial yesterday, apparently
not caring whether the thermometer
burf is or not, propounds thU momen
tous and persoual question, wliicli.bul
for the fact that Cleveland reigns, we
ucver for one could stand:
"Will" such fi-iricSR champion aut
talented h adrn as t ' 1. D. R Aiithon v,
&ol. Miller, Murdock a..d F. I R.ker
nllow such windy liypocrilen and uicr
ccnan luoralisti. to dicta'C lo thnu
their poliiiral Tt-ed, or will ihey ri
in all their power and ussUt in extus
ing theo deceptive fraud, whoc sole,
purpose in life it tcllinii oggranuize
inent mid niUcnlet makiiiii.to the total
disregard ol the prarcful proi-periiy of
their fellow -men? Will they as-ist in
rctoriur Kanoa- to her normal con
ditio!!, by freeing her of audi public
Chunky, Ks., July 15, 1885.
To the Editor of the FaBle.
There hccnis to be no end to rain
this summer in drouthy Kauas, and
in fact it is in a fair way to get away
with what wheat wc did have. The
fields arc too wet to go into with ma
chines to cut wheat and oats, and
many farmers are putting men with
cradle and scythe to work to finish
Mr. T. SI. Mulliu was to-day en
gaged to travel for the Union Grain
Co. Tom is just the man for that po
sition, and we wish him luck. He
will leave here for his new field of la
Mr. Joslyn, of Wichita, was here to
day, lookiug after tome business con
cerning his farms out here.
The Reformed church received two
presents a few days ago; one is a fine
and handsome Bible donated by Mrs.
J.K. Rrowu, of Luisburg, Pa., and
two beautiful collection baskets do
nated by George Crouse, of Milbcu,
Pa. Kcsolutious of thanks were
W. A. Thomas and wife aro expect
ed home to-night from their trip to
Portland, and other important east
We have now two base ball nines
here and some interesting games arc
played, showing that the first nine is
a good one and need not stand back
for any other nine, nevertheless it
does not receive such encouragement
from our home paper as it deserves,
and the boys are puzzled what causes
our editor to be so closely attached to
the second ninc.but if wc consider the
fact that his father-in-law (that is to
be) belongs to the same nine, the puz
zle is probobly easy enough solved,
and wc can, if this is the correct solu
tion, iudeid speak well of the wise
steps Georgia is taking iii this mat
ter. Several largo droves of mule arc
pa-iug through here for the western
The Indian seme is a thing of the
iia-t, and those who lli-d irom their
homes to take refuse from the sav
ag s, iu the town, are now fully c u-
vinccd lint they feared uio-it too i-asy.
"CRAWLING UNDER THETABLE "
From Kansas CItj Journal
Only a few days aro Senator Hoar,
of ilabtncliuselts.at the banquet rireu
Geueral Logan in Boston, alluded to
the fidinluistration'ts representatives
abroad, cud said that if an one of
them in the course of his reception nt
the court, to which accredited, was
mUtakcu for a representative of the
United State?, a nation which had
suppressed the jrreatest rebellion of
history, and wa? congratulated upon
representing such a country, he would
have to stultify himself if he accepted
such congratulations, or would hare
to "crawl under the table" to escape.
Well, now, wc would say the adminis
tration's ministers abroad will neither
have to accept such encomiums of the
United States, nor "crawl under tho
tabic" to escape them; he can just
repudiate them, aud as an illustration
let us take up the proceedings attend
in? Minister Kciley's reception by the
emperior of Austria.
Vienna, July 13. Special cable
gram. Mr. Kciley having presented
his credentials to-day to his majesty,
the emperor, this sort of a colloquy
Franz Josef, Emperor of Austria
aud King of Hungary "Wc" (it is
oulyau emperor, an editor and a man
with a tape worm, according to ex
Senator Conkling, who is entitled to
speak of himself in the first peram
plural, or designate himself as "we,")
"are pleased to receive you as tho rep
resentative of so great a country as
the United States, one which has so
marrelously progressed, aud which iu
so few years has attained to the em
pire, tlie wealth aud civilization of
your people. All nations, we presume
to say, arc alike, or their history is
not unlike. Uur realm has passed
through political viciesitudes. We
have had insurrections and our rebel
lious, and wc have put them down
one after the other. Hut in all hislorv,
I must compliment your country In
6ayiug of it, no rebellion has occurred
of'fiuch magnitude as has taken place
in your country, aud no rebellion of
its magnitude was ever so speedily
suppressed, and alter bciugsuppresscd
no government ever displayed such
magnanimity to its rebt-ls as your
couutry Iiat. done. Wc are no repub
lican," observed hismajestt with great
riiavity of manner and a twinkle iu
hit. eye. "but we must say that no
monanhy could have afforded to hai
liecn us magnanimous a your p-op'
havebem to the rebele who xiiigtu
Hie itee'ruction nt tlie touutiy ou
rcpiesi'iil. We allude to thU epoch in
your country's hi-toiy bi-auc it
grea'est, as well a bciuV tt' greater
of our century, and wcalhidiMo It in
ipprot al. Wo would say that we cor
dially wtlcome you as the representa
tive of so noble, progirsive ami
maguauimous a people. Our relations
with the Utdted states have ben of
che most ainu abl- kind, aud thee ts
uu n-ll-on f 1111 slit-ltif Iinin c of lltt
rdialry and haouout, lid tie ih
ou to cotitvj ti. the p're-ident of he
people whom jou represent, oui high
est aud most distinguish coubidcration
Minister Kehy "Sire: So far as
your personal allusions to me arc con
cerned, I am gratified; so far as your
allusions to the country from which I
came aro concerned, I am, iu jus
tice to myself aud the people whom
I represent, called upon to correct
vour expressions, to remove the error
in which your majesty seems involved.
The sentiment involving the sense of
rejoicing at the suppression of a so
called rebellion In our couutry does
not obtain, as you think it docs. That
rebellion was suppressed I must ad
mit, but at a sacrifice of 'virtue' and
by the ovcrwhelminif detraction ot
human rights. I cannot rejoice over a
country re-united at such a sacrifice,
and I do not represent to you, your
majesty, or to your court or govern
ment, that sentiment, the sentiment
which you seem to think obtains
among the people. I am a Virginian,
sah, and I repudiate iu the name of
Virginians and the party I represent
before the ruling scion of the house of
Hapsburg the error into which you
have fallen, that I represent the glory
of a rcbclliou suppressed and a coun
try re-united. No, sire, anew day or
end lias dawned lor the country from
which I came, aad.the sentiment that
yon believed obtained there has been
superceded by the sentiment which I
personate. Tho political organiza
tion which put down the people,
or the rebellion, a? you have boin
pleased, sire,to term il from erroneous
information,' hits In turn been put
down.by the people whom I repre
sent. As tho accredited miui-ler of
the Democratic administration of the
count rv from niiTcli I caiuo, it ill bo
my dutvanil ardent pleasure. to main
tain those amicable relations which
your empire ha ncld, ns yu say, in
"tin pai-l with the.Uuited 5tici "
Alter this Hililro-s uhicli was Mimc
uhat s'artinf to his majiKly ami hi
iimrlierti a It seemed to ju-tily and
xalt rebel. ion Mgamst C"tMitu'cil
Uo eminent, divinely authorzed,
whether iu a mouan-h or in tdc peo
.e, Air. lvciley was introduced lo the
tiiaifUtrattg surrounding hi maj.'-tv.
HUil shortly took his nleprture. Jlrn.
Keilev, of eour-e, on iIiih oca-ion,
did not .treoniiny hr hu-bmid, '!-
lliougn t er innjifty. the eiuprt'--.. was
preeftit. and loo'nml t.pou .MluNirr
lrll niiltf liili-ceinlliiaiy ami
It imi be remaikitl tlr-t Miuiter
Keilj's nddre-s tu his in.ijer.ly to-ilny,
is tlicseuatii'U in court and political
There is no "crawliug uuder tho
table" iu tliis address of Mr. Keilcy's.
It is just what might have been ex
ported nud one may say, it isjust
what will como when Sir. Kciley is
regularly and ceremonially reccive'd
at the Austrian court, unless as Sena
tor Hoar says, he stultifies himself aud
his party, or "crawls uuder the table."
Aud wo would say that just what'is
credited a'oovo to Sir, Kciley, is just
what everyouoof Mr. Cleveland's min
isters abroad must say when tho
United States is glorified for its great
est achievement, if ho would be con
sistent as to his own record and the
record of his party, or he must "crawl
under the table."
A FEW POINTERS.
To Those Who Think or Going to
Argus Radical, Bearer, Pa.
Wichita, Kas., Juno 25th, '85.
Eds. Aroxs: Wichita Kansas is
considered tho Queen City of tho Ar
kansas Valley and is situatcd212 miles
northwest of Atchison, at the junction
of the Big and Little Arkansas rivers,
the county scat of Sedgwick county,
150 miles from the eastern limits of tho
state and 50 miles from the southern
line. As late as 1865 there had been
no whito settlements iu the territory
embraced within tho limits of Sedg
wick county; in the summer of 1868 a
postofBcc was established and the
name of Wichita was then attached to
the town. As a place of fine resi
dences the city is without a peer in
the state. Wichita has at present four
Hues of railroads, as follows: The St.
Louis & SanFrancisco, direct from St.
Louis, tho Atchison, Topcka & Santa
Fe, from Atchison. Kansas City and
Chicago, connecting Wichita and
We-ton, aud the St. Louis, Fort Scott
& Wichita, direct to St. Louis.
At preeeut this ciiy ha-t a popula
tion of 16,000 iulmbitauts. A touri-t
from the state ot Beaver on first enter
ing this wonderful city is at alos to
kuow where so many people coiuc
triini or where ihey are all t'O'Ujr, or
how do they all live, thrive nud liave
their bt-iuj;. We lock around u-; we
M'C io mills or fact-Tits for men to
find eui. lot inent in, still there are
hundreds ol men who seem to nuke a
In lug. and a v-ry ud oue loo, while
Iheic are nuny mure who ilou't live
quite bo well. n tii? U the ques inn.
Il is tasily at sw re-l. htcrjlmdv
ht'itrsot VVu-hi a being such a fi'.e
ntuct'. aud uo loubt it is. bui those
-nveru people inu-l not all o lo
Wichitt. lurnur b rvatmu 1 thai
tne description of the place is much
overdrawu. ho pupeTn ot Wichita
duu'l lell)ollS.; the flaming p-islrrs
of the ren e taleaj'ttu- tell vim there
is tlut ul work; the citizens of
Wichita understand it i to iheir inter
est to encourage iuimiifratiou there.
They proclaim abroad hat thiugs are
booming. In one way they are, but to
the men who arc hunting a business
location or cmplojmeut, our
advice is dou't go to Wichita. This
advice is free, "no wautee, no takee."
but our Beaver couuty friends, we do
not tell this to keep them from com
ing to Uausas. There are plenty of
good and new towns in this state that
a mau with some capital can do well
in. It is necessary to have persever
ance, somo check, and grit to take it
as it comes and never to growl, but
grow fat. The way they boom a to wn
out'herc is: A mau locates his town,
ho thinks it will be the right distance
from somo other town, to make a city
of, with the prospect of a railroad go
ing through it soon, lie goes there,
lays out hiB town, gives it a namc,pnts
up a blacksmith shop, gets a postofBcc
and calls it a town. He lays out town
lots, oflerd them for sale and gives
some fellow a lot or two, to build a
house on. That fellow of course has
to work for the speculator's town;
iu a short time a railroad passes
along that way; then the man's town
is on a boom; his lots sell rapidly and
at a good price; his next move, if in a
new county, is to got the county 6cat;
If he does that, ho quietly hides him
self away and considers his fortune
made, or if he has a great deal of am
bition, as the most of these western
fellows have, ho starts a new town
and so on.
JIow some make and how others
get left in buying iu booming towns
is thus: A railroad comes to a cer
tain point or town, makes it a ter
minus for say a year or so; that town
then has an extraordinary boom, the
town is filled with strangers, town
lots are sold at fabulous big prices,
brick and stouc blocks go up, stores,
hotels, all kinds of business have a
great boom. Look a year later, when
that railroad extends a lew hundred
miles further. That town's boom is
no longer heard of iu the land; now it
is some other man's town that starts a
boom. Aud the poor mau, who paid
his mg money tor a lot aud built a
mammouth store room, sees he is left
aud wants to sell, generally selling at
a sacrifice. This of course is not al
wkvb the case, but, in many instances'.
is. How to iuve't and uot Iooe?
The mau Irmn the.e-.i-t who comes out
hero and sti ike- h tou on a boom
intiet take iu the 6rnuudiu;f, see
first if it is a good farmiu, ngncul
luring ot cattle raisiug lonutry, thai
i in- town will nave h iineihiug lo nuii-
pnrt it alierit is budi. If It has not
these ad vantage-, ben-are. It's null
some man's bo- in; he nap- the ic
waid, the buversiilers the loss. An
one coming here t.. buy laud ill find
these towns, besieged with land sh -rvs
who will tell all uiauuer of li-ti eiorie
aud sell propertt without ti title.
Xcn Ion l .ill hruk n up II ihefiit
that small p-x is said In have li ..k n
out iu that burg. The passenger trutile
from this southern brsuch of the ftauta
Fe amouuts to from fifty to one hun
dred and fifty persous a day that is
the evening train alone. These pas
sengers arc compelled to wait at New
ton for one hour and forty minutes to
two hours and a halt for the arrival
of a long string of empty coaches from
the west on the main line to arrive
before thev can go farther, and during
this time about tho entire population
of this burg turns out aud adorns the
platform of the station house. What
a pleasing prospect.
The Topeka Journal speaks of the
morals of that city as "rotten rotten,"
while the Emporia Xews boasts of the
high toned condition of the society of
their city which reminds us that we
hare heard a great-deal about the tone
ot Emporia society and have been told
that it is graded or divided into four
classes, viz: cream, milk, skim milk
and blue joe, each taklug his or her
rcspectivo position in society accord
ing to the amount of money they are
worth and'education nor morals are
not supposed to cut any figure, so saya
a member who holds the rank of
MONITOR'S REPLY TO MACDUFF'S COL
"Republican, because it's right,
Profaib, because it's law;"
This watchword won for ut the fight,
And wounded Macduff's "craw."
And now with bis bucolic ail
Which makes him but more dry,
lie suing his mi-atitnropic Hall
At anti and pruhi.
To such as Macduff, whoe solo fear
Is solelv fur tbH soul df rye,
A 'winnnck bunker" ort of rhecr
Attempts to light his becr-blrarod eye;
Whene'er ho sees or thinks he scents
A row a hrewiiuj to take, heed on
Within a party where such cents
Delight to work the meat they feed on.
The mure our Joe can rabid crov,
Tim m.ire it suit Macduff;
While Oeorgn can't kii k or Marsh go alow,
Or Sol pet smutty enough.
Becau-e in every several brick
1 nais j.s-ticl In tlie wall,
MaedutT I'lit sees a chance inure quick
To luoi-trii up hi call.
The. Munitor, with pilden mean,
(Far-famed since tluraco rhymed.)
'Twixt uudue zeal and undue spleen
Is fatally well timed.
Fatal to Macduff's lingering hopes
And fondest aspiration
Of getting it without knowing tho ropes,
Or filing his application.
Ft. Scott Monitor.
Ukrby, Kas., July 16.
To the Editor of the Eaxle.
Having grown tired of detailing the
rapid growth of our little town nud
cxultlugly spcakiug of the promising
outlook of our locality in every par
ticular, I started from the sanctum of
our honored old friend Judge McCoy,
whero ho was spread out a la the true
Kentuckiau over one table, a bench
aud two chairs, with his shoes aud one
stocking off, readins about the beli-
gerant Kansas coon and a regiment
of Celestials, after joiuing him iu a
good laugh and the universal exclama
tion, "Ain't it hot!" up the street in
quest of something fresh to communi
cate. The first place I halted was at my
good old neighbor Barton's furniture
store and in response to my inquiry
for news a faint voice tame up from
amidst tho beds, chairs, etc., from a
lounge,"Ain't it hot!"
Ou up to tho next store and lo,I
found the firm of Foster & Cutter
standing on each side of the counter
takiug turn about at some kind of a
refreshing apparatus. I believe they
call it a soda fount. Both greeting
me simultaneously with that novel
query, "Is this hot enough foryon?"
Yet before I left I was treated
to the most acceptable piece of news I
got ou the route, a good, cool dtiuk.
Still onward toward theiionh until I
reached the house of R.usoin Ss llel
lr to discover there two fine looking
clerks on opposite sides of tho house
iu tho most commauding positions foi
the fondly cherished breze that has
been our salvatiou these three days,
secmiuuly waitiug to encourage some
poor way f.irer by the i-xrhimation,
'Ain'l ii lint?' Such waall tho news
1 got there aud ou Ihiukiugil would
get better a I progres-cd.uorlhward.
and p-tssiug by the restaurant I peeped
in. and to my sorrow I found George
and Uncle Peto toe far g ne to greet
in-wiih the'univiTi'al salutation. Tin
next place invaded was the sacred
precincts of Fiilhcr Waters, known to
in -st of vour renters :tj a intn uot on-
Iv quill and equable, bu nlwo)S full l
new-, to say nothing of his great ad-mir-liou
for tlie ladies, aud as goo. I m
bad luck would have it, oue of Derhv'
belles passed just as 1 cnicn d which
cau-ed him to raise his venerable head
just tlnec iuches from his pillar ot
wrapping paper, looked, cxhaustedly
whispering, "Oh, it is too hot," then
I knew my cake was dough. Along
up, passing iu sight of his reverence,
our beloved Baptist pastor, I saw his
feet in tho shade near his well and
his head reaching as far towards the
north polo as hs could get it which,
you know, was no small distance.
Seeing he was unablo to wiggle his
toes, I would not molest him and ap
proached tho Grand News depot,
there finding the incumbent scarcely
able to point to his usual ready and
willing deputies, Messrs. Jackson and
Cook, who began, one tell me about
the Injuns and tho other to tell mo it
was hot; until the heat itself, combined
with the invariable reminder that it
was hot, absolutely overwhelmed me
and I returned southward, to be
braced up by one of our esteemed
friend, Col. Henderson's rich store of
rare anecdotes, who has by the way
just returned from Warren and Hen
derson counties, Illinois, where he, in
company with 6cvcml other distin
guished survivors, assembled in a
grand and joyful reunion of the
pioneers aud first settlers of that
splendid section. Heaven grant t,hat
such a useful lifo may he prolonged,
enabling, if possible, the possessor to
celebrate a dozen or more such anni
versaries. Ere we close we briefly note that
again wo arc reminded that iu the
midst of life we are iu death, even
though it be iu the early njorn. For
to-day, after a short illnrss, the pre
cious life of the sweet little girl of Mr.
nud Mrs. Simon Cobner returned to
him who givlt, aga oneve.tr. Cause
of death diarrhcoa, or common par
lance, summer ciui!aiiit. II.
"CO UP THOU BALD-HEAD."
The Wichita Kaqi.K lelN about the
"Inld-hiiidiil" editor 'f tint Cour-i r
We will inlorm the E.vo,-: that there
are no bulil-h ads count" ted with tin
Courier or in Wlnfi- hf for thai mai
ler, except n few dudes who slir.
their heii'U with a lawn mower
Wii-hi a hahl'i-eiids are. so uuiiicrnu.
Ilia the EaGLI supposes il is the reg
ular ihiuir and ih i a print stop can
not be, run without nt leti-o one
of iheui on he s nfT. We e--U
lie the AOLK slit r Ii i- pii!i-l h.
iillliillli ires- soil' hi Ihe roil- bet n
ihis. It lielmsU'-i he- iijjit in. Wo one
were iu the gallery of ihe opera house
In Wirhha during a ball when there
were about a dozen quadriiis on ihe
floor. About one half of tho male
heads we looked down upon wero its
hairless and polished as a billiard ball.
There aro uo such heads in WiufMil.
Wc understand that there is to be a
petition presented to the county com
missioners Monday,-askiug that the
bridge spanning the Little Arkansas
be removed to a point about one-
fourth mile south of its present loca
tion, between sections 33. Sedgwick
county, and 4, in Harvey, or ou the
couuty line. The Sedswick countv
-folks will stand the lion's share of the
expense incurred by the removal.
The bridge ought aud no doubt will
oe cnanged ocioro many days. As it
now stands it Is not considered safe,
aud why not make tho change at once
and put it in good condition? Sedg
Msjor Powell, chief of the geological
Survey, has it is said, appointed
young Holman, who was thrashed at a
reception in Castle Stewart last win
ter for insulting a lady, to be chief of
a topographical engineering party re-
i. ; siiucu -iu uuir ja nausaa.
This not sufficiently liked cflb ie the
son of tho famous "objector" Holman,
of Indiana. Champion.
Kingman, July 16,
To the Editor or the Eagle.
Judgo W. B. Grrcn and many oth
ers believe, that E. C. Cole's book is
having tho same rflect upou the. Okla
homa question as Harriet Bcechcr
Stow's "Uncl Tom's I abin" had up
on tho American slavery question.
Thoy aro both, and Ihesnmoohjeet, so
far as the uational g vernment is con
cerned. A race was freed, which gave
tho goverutmut a revenue Tho de
mand now is for the samo object, tho
opening up of that portion of tho In
dian Territory, 4,200,000 f acres ol
which the American citizens believe
ti'cy havo a riirht lo occupy under the
statutes of the Uuited Stales. If there
is n que-tioti to be settled it should b
done t-y asking another, who is a
Aiiut'ciii rit ztiii.? Thes'rouif advo--;iies
upon this question has said that
this country should belon to the
trccdmeu, and the couslituth'ii of lh
United Slate- government undo
Abiaham Lincoln has declared th t
they arc citizens of the Untied State
and are entitled to all the rlgh's and
benefits, and so far as your correspon
dent knows, they are entitled to no
The new postmaster, Ephcm Waitc,
has taken charge of tho office, whilo
there could bo no possible charge
made against Dr. Myers. The new
management has started out with
great success from tho fact that every
body gets his mail before ho goes to
breakfast. Whether Postmaster Waitc
can keep up tho same accommodation
will remain to bo seen. Tho office ro
maius at the old stand. Alderman
Peter Miller occupies the same south
side of the building with his insur
ance safes. It is believed without pos
itive authority, that the office will re
main in Dr. Myers' building. Tho re
moval north would necessitate an ex
tra expense upou the government,
which the Democratic party is sup
posed to protect. L. E. O. N.
Clearwater, Jnly 16.
To the Editor or the Daily Eagle:
This school district voted to-dav
for $8,000 bonds to build a school
house. With such a house as will be
built, many who have been driven
away for the want of school advanta
ges, can return, and many who wish
to settle in town for tho sake of good
schools will now have an opportunity
if becoming a citizen in as nice a town
as can be found in Kansas. Tho vote
for bouds carried by a largo majority,
in fact but very few votes wero cast
agaiust it. It looked quite novel to
-ce husbands and wives coming np to
he polls together aud depositing their
votes. Good society, good morals,
enterprise, thrift aud refinement al
ways follow churches, schools and
he means of culture. Hence motiev
raised for such purposes eucouraucs
emigration and the settlement by a
higher order of society, which gives
character to a town, enhances the
value of real estate, not only in the
loivu, but the whnlo community
-tronud. So remember that the more
we expend for ihe means of such im
provements, the more our towns,
-itics aud couutry will bcs-iiiglit after
by people wh. will only se"Ie
ii such communities. Ou Moudai
t gentleman from Kenircky b-.ughi
i verv tlu- farm of the real csta'c firm
nl" Proctor & Wil-on, providing the
-iiy voted bouds for a school house.
Many of our town- arc, as tho sayiug
is, "a penny wise aud pound foolish."
If our new towns would all lay out a
park, set out shade trees and encour
age morals aud a higher order of
public enterprises, with churches and
schools iu place of vice and immoral
ity, it would be but a short time until
ihe West would vie with her sister
East iu everything that is desirable
for our happiness and comfort.
Wc havo had a splendid time for
harvesting, which is nearly finished.
Sedgwick couuty will have more
corn to send east to the sufferers.
There never has been such a crop pros
pect. Well, we will say to the farmers
cast, if you wish a farm where you
can raise a good crop of corn every
year and enjoy .good health, come to
this county and valley, buy a farm
aud bo happy. Ai.l'lTA.
Tho Daily Emporia News publishes
from time to time short sketches,
reminiscences of the earlier days in
Kansas by Rev. C. It. Kicc, a Metho
dist Minister, who now resides at Eu
reka. Inits issuo of the 16th wc find
the following under the above caption:
"A few day ago I was studying
the figures of Wichita's ever swelling
population, which caused me to think
about how long she bad been growing
iuio tuc mud city in the state, bho
is comparatively voting, but has out
stripped the most of her older sister
towns, one is about tiitccn vcars old.
and out weighs the most ofihem. But
I want to give the readers ot tho News
some account of my first visit to that
Early in the spring of 1870. 1 think.
auera loug urivc tnrougn tlie r.vu
and mud. I found invsclfon the banks
ofthe''Big Sandy" looking for the
new town. Ju-t before night it was
touud. As well as I remember there
wero three house and i wo tents ou
i lie upper town. The lower one had
been laid out a few days b fore, and
the quarrel beweeu ihe upper and
louer siiles was brewing, lutprealed
parties ou hoi h sides misio-k me f..r
i "hi ated boudnoMoi ," aud began i
once io show mo '-cruer loin in the
best pari of 'own." An tip-towner
could give one a hundred reasons wht
he lower town would never improve.
iiowu'-toteia-r knew oue would lose
money invested up town. But ihei
'-non discovered my impccliiiiosily anil
- live me rest.
I put up at the Viuus lions-. "Ih.
nly Hmii'lass hotel in tlie city " I
- s In. ill of eottoiiHood pole and
-la-tiboii 16x3 ti-et in -Iz'f The
pnli-u erc hoi notched dotiiivabn
lushiou, but set Hi end, -piked togrlli
er al Ihe lop. Other p--les were laid
across Ihe top, covered with hru-h
n t sod laid over. The mot did not
leak when it rulutd, hut t'ir Water
Monln soak Ihroiitfh the sod u n feti
hour aud full iu large dr ps through
out the house. Those season- ol lr- -ping
were auvny- interesting, ipeo
ully if one were trying to sleep. l'hi
gr at r part of the building was f r n
bed room. The beds were made ou
scaffolds on each side of the
I ouse, leaving a narrow passage
between. I am not sure, but
think the family bed room was
iu a covered wagon box at the
back end of the main building. The
diuiug room was just outside the
buildiug under some canvass stretch
ed on poles It was large and airy;
and those who got a seat on thosbady
side were protected from ihe sun's
withering rays. The front of the
buildiug was adorned by au Imposing
sign and a large pair of elk horns.
The proprietor did 'his best to make
his guests confortable, fed them on
the best the market afforded, and only
charged them $2 50 per day.
The town and country a'ronnd were
literally alive with cowboys. They
aro always interesting, and wero then
enjoying an unusually quiet time. In
less than two days the most of them
seemed to know me, called me parson,
and many of them refrained from
swearing in my presence. Obo re
proved another for swearing near me
by saying: "George, you ort to be
ashamed to cuss so right before the
At that time Scdewlck county was
an unsettled prairie. There was no
Harvey :ounty with lis flourishing
Newton. The'r- was no railroad we-t
of Emporia Wichita was on the Hue
'between civilization aud native wild-
iicss. All nround was saud, grass
buOaloes and cavotes. Tho Indians
hail decamped but a little while. Some
of their wigwams wero yet iu a good
State of preservation.
At that time there were, perhaps,
threo families on the ton u site, liviny
In shanlics. They were adveuui. era.
But very few persons had any fabh in
that country then. Even the hmd
agent was mod-ralo in his statement-
except about the grass and cattle trail.
.Most of i ho pcop'e thought W ii-Iitln
was too lar out into the liesert In
make a town But iu lif eeu year
she has grown into a city with rail-
niad, mills shops, giaud hotels.
-fore. Hue residences, churches, school
nouses, daily pap-rs, everything to
make her the third city iu the sime.
C. R. It.
Sedowick. Khs ,, inly 19, 1885.
To the Editor of the Daily Eagle:
Suce our lust bitch of items in
ci y'suthorit'es haveacii;-! ou the sug
instion advauced and uuder the im
mediate supervision of Street Com
missioner Reed the opeu gut ers are
being put in shape to carry off the
matter. If the work is completed as
thoroughly as the beginning we will
not complain. The loyal ladies of
our town and vicinity have perfected
all the preliminaries for the organiza
tion of a relief corps. We assure you
ladies that your efforts aro appreciat
ed by tho old vets. You will have
their hearty co-operation iu your
Mr. Oli vo Finch, proprietor of th c
Cottage boarding house, is quito sick.
W. II. Castator has sold his interest
in the store. The firm will now be
known as Bcauchamp & Chilcoie. Mr.
C. is a lato arrival from Ohio. He is a
gentlemen of means aud well rcrom
mended. The house will loose nothing
in its rcpntatiou for square dealin.
tho firm will now be better ablo to ac
commodate their large and increasing
trade than ever before.
II. R.Tavlor arrived here about two
months ago from Vermont, made ar
rangements to embark in business in
Sedgwick, and about the time we wen
beginning to look upon him as a per
manent fixture, suddculy and without
previous warning packed his grip and
purchased a ticket for his old lionn
among the hills He started aud bad
not gono far until he fell iuto a med
itative mood. The subject of his trip
occupying his thoughts he was led to
ask him-elf whether ho was going to
better his condition and chauccs ot
success in tho pursuit of happiness oi
wealth The further ho got from tin
Aikausas valley the more ho com
pared it with the couutry he was pass
ing over and thai to which ho was go
ingatihc rate of 30 miles au hour, tin
'more beautitul became the scene
that he had so hastily and uu
Ihoughtidly left behind, the contra"
was too yri-at for George and as i
cotiM-qii'iice wc had the pleasure o
again welcoming him to the gem o
In: valley - he id stay this time.
A fiie originated u a small house oi
r t side of Common id street, tlii
inorniugat about 5 o'clock, and had i
not been lor the timely discoiery. am
prompt actiou of Mr. John For gnsoi
uid Win. Wiley iu extinguishing tin
flumes, the Miililing and. p-rh-tps ih
homes of the above m niioiid pi i
sous wouhl li-ivi; been consume
The fire was u ihnibiedly started b
nice or rats udil ug tncii u maiche-
A son of Dr J. Mhmi, arrived ii
Sedgwick this week Heisau.M. t'..
and comes to take his father's practice
He has been making his home and has
been practicing iu Texas.
A few cases ot black leg anions
young cattle is reported about six miles
cast of town. Hog cholera is also re
ported ou a few farms iu this vicinity
Joseph S. Tucker, Mrs Wm. Flun
and E. A. Grifllu returned yesterday
from their Portland trip. Mr. T. vis
ited his relatives iu Maine, Mrs. Finu
in Massachusetts and Mrs. Griffin iu
The party living in the country near
town who is in tho habit of dealing iu
contraband goods in a liquid form
would do well to stop his nefarious
practice of furnishing his goods to
parties in town who are trying to con
trol their appetites. Evidence is ac
cumulating that will make him verv
Dcauo & Baync are preparing to
build a new office at their lumber
yard on the corner of Fifth and Wash
ton streets. It will bo 18x40, octagon
front frame, veneered with brick.
Died July 15, at 4 o'clock a. m. Ar
thur, the youngest son of I. A, and
Hcttle Mathis, of inflamalion of tin
bowels, supposed to have been caused
by eating wild plums ou tho Satur
day before, he was not supposed to be
dangerously sick until a few hours -before
death. His sufferings toward
the last were tei rible, but they were
roon over. Arthur was a hriuht little
boy and being the youngest wa
uaturally the pet of tho household
The sorrowing family have iho sjm
pathy of th- community.
T. J. Cooper and wife returned
Friday from Colorado, where Mr. (!.
hud bceti superintending work nit hi
prmpect near Itosda.
We have a report tluti E. J. Dot),
ul Darliugtou, ImiI two horses aud a
colt stolcu from his farm a lew nights
The first frame buslne-s hous
rrecied in Sedglek trw during ihe
pist week removed to seventh street
and convened into a' lesid ucc, th
removal was lo make room for a lhr.
lory bnek. I. McMa.nus
C plain ('ouch and Ihri-o huudr.
And fifty niher Oklahoma boomer an
m camp near Caldwell, nivnuiiig ih
report of President Cle vt-lnii-i'a c m
lilt ion. which I- expected will In
iiiaile willnii a lew davs now It'll,
reporl of Ih roiinni ion should he un
favorable In ihe i-iilif i-l-, tej wil
Hin invade ihe icr-iljrv, belii-viti.-I
hat the in lit.ir uili toil he eallei
upon ie tin vu tin in oil .Eureka .Mes
senger. The boomers have manifested no
inclination to invade Oklahoma laleh ,
aud probably won't until the Indian
dispute is settled. Wo apprehend thai
has kept them back rather than wait
ing for the report of the committee.
We saw a letter the other day from
a gentleman in the east who ha- heard
ot the Indiau scam iu Kansas, aud is
concerned about a young acquaintance.
and friend who lives in Wichita. Will
the Eaolb please say whether the
young man's scalp is in auy danger.
The Newton Republican will no
doubt say something funny about it.
The cholera is spreading in Spain.
As yet precautions have kept it from
this country, for, as a matter of fact,
alt eastern cities are credited with
having inaugurated cleaning and dis
infecting at a wholesale i ate.
The Eagle, months before Cleve
land's cabinet was named, announced
that one Whitney, a political jobber
in Now York, would go into the cab
inet either as secretary of the interior
or secretary of the navy. Whitney
was one of the fellows who controlled
the machine that niadn Cleveland's
nomination possible. The uavy and
ihe interior arc the only departments
in which there aro any show tor big
j bs. Svobody had ever heard of
Whitney, but ho was given a cabinet
position. Ordinarily thiugs would
have been lovelv, but honest old Roach
had the contracts, and unless he could
he hiirsicd there was no show for the
Whimey gang John Roach has built
during thirteen years past one lion
dred ocean-going irou ships, with a
iMiungi: lach of from 4.500 to 1,500
lous. Iwcii(-'hrec of them arc iu
the foreign trade, with n tonnage of
more than G2 000 tons. Yet iho secre
tary of ihe navy would hve the couu
try believe that John Roach cannot or
vill not build a good enough boat for
he Unit' d States uavy. Lost week
'ii- conlrac' ou the Di Iphin was de--lared
unfulfilled by U hitiiey'a tools.
.mil the old man was forced to make a
-onsignmeut Now this Slatdard Oil
dude and chum of Manning and Cleve
land says ho was forced to take the
steps ho did against John Roach be
cause oi ins oatli anil conscience.
Tho American people arc arou-ed and
are indignant over the outrage of this
monkey of Cleveland's cabinet.
The Eagle, which has had more of
the inside of tho late Indian trouble
than auy other paper, ventures the
opinion that the Chcyeuncs will not
bo disarmed. Gen. Phil Sheridan and
Stone Calf Magpie and a few of Ihe
other braves upou both sides will
have a big talk. Tho Indiaus will put
heir hands ou their hearts and swear
to the beauty and sincerity of their
friendship for the white men, and
Sheridan will talk of his presents of
blankets and whiskey and so on, and
some pretense or showing may be
made of giving up some old rifles, but
that as far as it will go. The Indiaus
got their .guns by freighting, earned
them largely in one way and another.
iul there would be only one success
ful way of takiug their guns from
them aud that would be by giving
them the money for them on the spot.
But lhat ain't government's way of
doing. The amounts wouhl have to
be verified and auditod aud all that,
which would take months, making the
Indian feel that he had been robbed,
tud Shcri'l.in has no idea of doing it.
CLEVELAND AND THE INDIAN.
The law passed last winter provid
ing for a commission to treat or nego
tiate uith the Indiaus in ihe Territory
s mandatory. It don't say the com
nissiou may negotiate lor Ihe opening
il the Territory, but that they shall.
Rut Cleveland is opposed to tho open
ing of the Tirritory. Ili idea is to
-;rcot nu Indian stale of ihe Territory
to be run by the Indians. Such an
impractical idea tiould have never
heeu suggc-ted by anyone who knows
tnv thing of the Indian". Such a state
-vould have to bo officered by white
uen, who as pets of the parly in power
vould simply make it their prime
Inly to rob, d- fraud and oppress Ihe
Wc see by the sslate Journal thai
nth Irs of incorporation have been
i!ed in Toieka by the fiohleu Belt &
vult railroad tor the building of a line
ot road from Lincoln to Fort Wor h,
Texas, a distance ot 800 mile-. A look
on the map shows Fairbury to be lo
cated on this line of road, audit will
not require much effort for the pei pie
to work it up. Another company has
also filed -nicies for a line from Oma
ha to Wichita, Kan. This road dou't
ijivc the counties, but Fairbury is not
out ot its way. It is well to investi
gate the matter. Tint our towu wilt
get another road is only a questiou of
time, but wc want that time to como
aud the first railroad that comes along
can get a itood boost from the citizens
of Jefferson county, who are now in
the right mood to bo approached, but
if tho companies wait much longer, we
canuol say what Ihe people will do.
N'ow is the time .to strike whilo the
pot is boiling. Wo arc jot spoiling
to give all wo are worth to get anoth
er outlet. Fairbury (Neb.) Republi
can. OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.
Philadelphia Press: Commissioner
Ilhtck has not turned Miss Sweet out
if the Chicago pcusiou offico yet.
Illock is acting rather white just
Miueapolis Tribune: Miss Cleve
land seems to be a Shade better than
Queen Victoria as au authoress, aud
hat is about all that can be said for
Pittsburg Commercial Gazette: It
is now proposed to orgnuizo the
rouhlesotne Indians into a police
orce in iho ci'v of Chicago. Ilarri-
-on could depend on them every
New York Tribune: Mr. Roach
will probably feel somewhat puzzled
'o fcuowhniv ho ever came lo undertake
o build the Dolphin especially since
e had no valid cou tract with auvbody
St. Louis Chronicle: There may be
more iu the claim thai the Hcinocmls
re about lo capture Kansas polilical
y than was at first supposed. A
umber ot negroes have been mobbed
ii that stale quite recently.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: As Johu
nie McLean kindly consents, for the
in sent, not to be a mudidale for
United Slates senator, it i- suggested
nil (tilth niiitht Ikj persuaded to
'hup over lo Ohio and i uti r tho race.
Ch'vehml Loader: The traitor who
lilhen-s f the tieuson as Ihe martyr
iiugs lo liN fai h rules with a rod of
nm. Ti o Uuinii man who loves his
onutry, who loves freedom, educa
toii, and prngnss, must -kulk almul
M- u i oivard or die like a dog
Kansas (Ul i Journal: It has come
pa-s that Deiiioi-rnts, iu a-nl out of
Hire, are estimating Ihe President's
(llniin-llaliioi on ihi'l-n-i'Ot Ids civil
e vat covvHrdice, it'id thev e u not
find heart to cheer i nun who at
tempts t cover his own hypocrisy at
the expense of hn ptrty.
Philadelphia Bullitin; "Uo the club
to-day to itve tlie pi-tol lo-uiorroiv"
was tho advice of Ihe Chictno police
capta n. This is the only efficacious
nolicv iu repressing a violent mob
Snow Gatliug aims and a strong emer
gency inllitta to-tlay. uieymaysave a
Milwaukee Sentinel: "Tho appoint
men: of the parson," says Ihe Boston
Herald, "is a conspicuous illustration
of fidelity to the principle of i-lvil-servico
reform." Conspicuous well,
rather. It is ihe one illustration in
four mouths of a reform administra
tion, and it is conspicuously lonely.
New York Herald: That is really
serious. Did the president actually
"request" Governor Hoardly to ac
cept the nomination for governor of
Ohio? We have no doubt Mr. Cleve
land is "a grand man of broad princi
ples," but if the report U true It will
strike sensible people that he is trying
to cover a little much ground.
NOT THE FAIR THING.
Onr regular correspondents are
cgaiu warucd against allowing ob
noxious personalities and individual
spleen to crop out in their letters. If
you have local fights settle them in
your local papers. The Eaoi.e wants
nouo of them. If you can't mako your
letters interesting without Ditchiusr
into somo oue or stirring up tho
whole community by personal criti
cisms, we would ratheryou'd send your
letters to some other paper. It is not
right lo lake advantage of ie fact of
your being a regular corn pondent,
to impose n local quarrel on 3 a paper
whose readers havo no iterest in
JEFF DAVIS ON SCHOO' BOOKS.
Jeflersou Davis ha issued a
prouuufiutiicutn ou tho Si tbol book
question, lie docs this as tdc head
ot the ultra southern party opposed
to the use of any books in tho schools
of ihe south which give auy other
th-iti the Cuufedi rate view of political
movements or of hist-rical occur
rences. He is uot satisfied with iirt
prlial statements of tacts, but insists
that facts must be interpreted or ex
plained or colored bv men iu sym
pathy with the south.
For examp'e, he does not want it
stated ttiat Fort ampler was attack
ed bv an army lio-lilu to the irov em
inent, lie rears that if stu-h a state
ment as tnat is matin that actdld might
suppost that the United States had
been at tin ked by a loreimi eneniv of
some son. nnereas ne minks that n
ought to be made clear that in attack
ing Fort Jsump'er the stale of South
Carolina was merely seeking to gain
pos-essiou of a fort on her own soil,
the state claiming that her grant of
the site had become void.
He does not want it stated lhat Con
gressmen anil Senators and officers ot
the old regular army violated auy
oath in entering the service of the
Confederate States. He doesn't want
any such thiug intimated, but on the
coutrarv he would like to have it stat
ic! with a fair degree of positivencss
that in attempting to coerce or to
keep iu the Union ihcSouthcru States
Mr. Liucoln anil all who supported
him violated the Constitution. He
wants itstiicl that in attempting to
crush the rebellion by force of arms
President L'ucoln aud all who sup
ported the Union were in tho wrong.
and that Mr. Davis aud all who went
into the rcbclliou were right.
Mr. Davi expresses tho hope that
not onK iu tho south but throughout
the north the rhildren of the United
States will be taught that his views are
correct. He hopes also that tho school
bonks of the north as well as the south
will be revised so astocouvev the idea
that President Liucoln violated tho
constit tiou in all tho attempts that
he made to preserve the union, aud
that Mr. Jefferson Davis supported
the constitution in all the efforts that
he made to destroy the union. Ho
asks thoio who manage the schools to
not let the children be taught that the
Federal government U sovereign or
that the rebellion was wrong. It may
bo expected that Mr. Davis will have
some influence iu putting matter iuto
the school books wrii ten or compiled
to pcipetnuie tho errors of the old
southern icgiine. So far a he is cou
cerued the smith will not take one step
away from ihc-M en or, but just ho
much sympathy this now movement
will receive at the bauds of t' e north
ern D illiteracy remaius to b seen.
Iu this era when Uuion geuerals
and Confederates are writing with the
greatest freedom and frauku ss of the
events ot the wr; when they are
treating each oilier courte usly aud
fairly, and hilctticy are st iviug to
do justice not ouly to the aen who
fought with them, but to the uen who
lought against them, it is s guificaut
lhat the leader of the r belliou holds
prejudices not ouly agaiusl the fair
spirit ol the day. but agniut all the
etl rts that the real soldiers ot the war
are making to have right impressions
prevail as to the war ami Us re-illts.
.Mr. D.vis cm never get his 'mind nor
tiis noe ah-ve his pejiidc. but he
must know that the men who fought
hi bailies are. if we take their -iivn
ivonl tor it, as go-d Uni-niis as Pn-s-idt
tit Line. In was in 1861 and 1864.
f these meu are realli what they pre
tend to be, then Mr. Davis will receive
uo ei'couragemcul iu his attempt io
influence public opinion in the south
in favor of a narrow bigotry aud pre
judice. Inter I (ceati.
NO FORE.GN LABOR WANTED.
The big strike at the Clevrland, O.,
rolling mills, is just now the subject of
much comment by the press and it
brings the labor question to the front.
Nearly ail tho-c engaged in tho strike
in this instance were imported by the
emploiers, and the present difficult
aud ih'-.attitude of tho men brings
the question ot imported labor into
prominence. By imported labor we
must not be understood to mean
foreigners who come to this country
of tticirowu choice witb the intention
ot becoming citizens.
The difference between immigration
anil Importation is radical and highly
important. The early railroads ot the
Uuited States were built by tbe rawest
immigrants. The famine of Ireland
nearly forty yeara ago drove the
peasantry to ourshorcs by tho tens of
thousands, and they found employ
ment with pick and wheelbarrow,
shovil and drill, the couutry ex
pert nciug no difficulty in assiiuulat
mg thciii. Many of our best aud
mo-t prosperous families date their
American career fmm that period.
Wo nceil never tear any serious
trouble from that sort of iurrea-e to
our opulation, wherever they may
hail from. But when it comes to
briu'ifing over foreign labor by im
portation tho case is altogether differ
ent. Thf labor strikes of this couutry
have been very largelv due to
that evil. With iheir old employes
refusing to work, no matter what tho
atise, large corporations are tempted
to supply their places with imports.
At lirst it would seem to be a good
stroke of busiuess. An iguoraii' B-
hctuiaii or Polo in Central Europe can
i-e emraged for verv low wrges,aml
until he gels a smattering i f Ameri
can notions lie may bccouliuteil and
taithtiil; but ho soon lean. a what tn
netieral average of American .vageg is.
and in-ists upon being paid it -cording-
ly. lu tlie end no proves a tar more
uii-rhievious striker than t in work
man whom ho displaces, Irjtead of
being a cure lor industrial dhcon eut.
importation serves only to aggravate
the evil, aud rend, r' it still more seri
'I his matter received the attention
of the National lEepublican convention
ot last June. To I hal b.nly belougs
the high honor of bring tho first io
lake cognizance of it. True lo lis
progressive: spirit the party took the
matter in hand, niitl plidgrd itself to
a definite ami prcticabte line of pol
ice, it said: "hc Republican party,
having it birth in a bared of slave
labor ami it desire that nil men may
bo ii ttly tree nud eqtittl, is ttnal erablv
opposed to plac ui; our Work in II ill
competition with any form of Hemic
labor, whether at home or abroad
Iu this spiiit wo ilenouiico Ihe Impor
tation of conl rati lab"r. whether at
homo or abroad, at au offense aeaiust
the American institutions, and we
pledge ourselves to sustain the present
law.reslric'inir Chinese immigration.
and io provide such further legisla
tion aa ih uecess&ry to carry out IIS
There is music in Ihe air over Ihe lo
cation of the stale reformatory, it is
opeuly charged that Ihe location was
inailH lor political purposes, and to
favor the Atchison, Topeka & Santa
Fe railroad. It is asserted that
Hutchinson does not oossess a single
adyautago that was required in tbe
tile to be chosen, and lhat every other
competing point, even the poore-t,
possessed advantages over Hutchin
sou. Wc hope that this business will
prove a great aid in upheaving and
loosening the grip of thn rings, sets,
and corporations lhat are controlling
the politics of the state, aud straddling
the necks of tho people.
DUST AND ASHES.
We are all of ui dust and allies,
From the king on bit royal throne
To the weary wanderer treading
Life' thorny path alone;
And still you'll find, I'm thinking
Of the men you daily meet.
That some aro dust of tho finest gold
And others but dust of the street.
Bo not too swift io judging
The true and the faUe between;
Tou can novcr tell from tbe casket
The kind of dust that's within.
It may be the ashes of Phoenix,
Which rise to a grander pale,
Or only the durt of tbe gateway
Finding its level again.
I hold that alljhthjsjmriiortal.
And found In tbe human heart-sod,
Shall spring like & flower into beauty,
To bloom in tbe garden of God.
"While the heart where truth la nut cherished
A: a beautiful floweret sweet.
Become aa dry ashes of tubblc.
Thrown out with tbe duit of the street.
Yeal all are but dust and albes
Of tbe men we daily meet;
But some are dust of the finest gold
And other but dust of tbe street.
Almeda E. Wiairr.
THE AFGHAN WAR CLOUD.
The question ol peace or war be
tween England and Russia over the
Afghan question still trembles in the
Tho excitement over iho reported
movement of the Russians ou the At-
ghau frontier is ba-i-d mora on the at
titude of the present secietary of state
lor lu.lia llian ou any movements thai
the Russians have actually made. Ou
the 30th of May the Loudon Diily
News, speaking for the Gladstone gov
ernment, saiil that the Russians would
retire Irom Zulitikar pass when th
agreement as to tho occupation of
Peujlch had been, approved by Eng
land. At that time, if this statement is
to be accepted, tho Russians occu
pied Ztilifikar pass, and when the
Gladstone miuisiry wentout of power
tho negotiations between tho two gov
ernments had not reached a definite
conclusion. At a later date the Mar
quis of Salisbury stated iu the house of
lords that his government would en
deavor to settle the dispute with Rus
sia ou the principles laid down by the
But it was understood that when
Lord Randolph Churchill was made
secretary of state for India that he
went into offico with a chip on his
shoulder ana reaay to lorco a
fight if there was any chance. Now it
is slated that the Russians have oc
cupied Zulfikar Pass, whereas iho truth
of the matter is that they had not re
tired from it at all. So far as this one
fact is concerned, it is reason for more
auxiety now than it was six or eight
weeks ago. Tbe position of the Rus
sians of Zulfikar U no m-iro ot a rue
naco than it was when tho Glad
stone ministry weat out of office. Il is
a menace now only becau-e negotia
tions were suspended. A no agree
ment has been made, Russia may
claim that the present British govern
ment is opposed lo any satisfactory
settlement, and mat order an advance
on Herat. Should sh make an v hos
tile movetn- nt it is almost certain that
with Churchill in the cabinet autl with
the war party to the front iu India,
that there would be a counter move
ment made by Engl and iu Afbgauis
tan. THE NEW RAILROAD.
A Commonwealth reporter met Col.
Murdock. editor of the Wichita
Eagle, list evening, after the ad
journment of the meeting ot the di-
ectors' or tho Umaha, Abilene &
Wichita enterprise, which he had at
tended. Ho was waitiug for the mid
night train south. In answer to the
reporter's questions he said lhat he
was convinced that the time was fultv
ripe for Kan-as people to cut loos
Irom the leading strings ofa Missouri
town, mid that the dire t and effectual
way to d- it was for her trading cen
ters to seek independent railway
-ounce ion with the preseut trunk
lines of theca-L "Wli.t," said lie
"is lo binder such cities as Emporia.
Topeka' Wichita, Foil Scutl, Atchison
and other points from controlliug ih
trade of their own sections if once
provided with railroad lines, not sub
lect to the pools and per cents affected
ii- 1 msiutain a m tne interest or the-
town just over the border?'' As to
t'ie Wichita aud Omaha enterprise, he
said it was a geuuiue one, traversing
what is known as tho Golden Belt,
from Wichita north to a runuecllou
with the northern system of truuk
lines at Om ha; giving to the lower
Arkansas Valley all the trans
portation facilities with Chicago,
which she already has with St. Louis,
and to every town ami couuty between
the Arkansas valley and the north liut
of the state, a strong competing line
lo a city whose interest it would be to
conserve their trade. And not only
that, but Washington, Clay Center,
Abilene, Marion and Peabody would
be put in direct connection with two
St Louis lines at Wichita, which lines
do no uot touch Kansas City, and also
with an outlet soon to oe constructed
from Wichita through the territory to
the lower Mississippi.
In answer to tho question. What
he thought as to the prospects of the
proposed northern or Chicago con
nection, ht said that the men who had
taken hold of tho matter were not
ouly representative meu of the terri
tory to be uenenttcu, but they were
in great earnest and that a careful es
timate showed that they represented
from a million to a million and a quar
ter of property, oue half of their num
ber being bankers. As to their faith
in the enterprise, the lact that before
adjournment they hud subscribed oue
hum I red thousand dollars io bo paid
iu as rapidly as the execu
tive comcitte'e might call, ami
that they had resolved upon a
thorough survev ut the line, clcarlv
enough indicated that they believed
he route a most feasible one. "I
fact," remarked Col. Murdock, "the
mad traverses section of the state
the productions of which alone would
pav for the Oieiatiouof the line of
road without reference to it trunk
lino connections." iu concluding his
talk he -aid that anew iNy was diwu
inglorKsusns.ihat the old Kau-aswa-giviug
way to the new, in wi-ich home
capital, local prosperity and state
pride would uoi ouly rut commercial
L shackles which had heretofore ica.dcd.
but which would aid to tho state's
financial power and political standing.
Omaha , Abllsne Wichita R
Special Dispatch to tho Dally Eaxle
Torxx. Ks, July 17. At a meeting to
day of tbe corporate members of the Omaha,
Abilene & Wicbita railroad, tbe organiza
tion was completed by tbe election of offi
cers. Active work waa resolved upon and
many assurances were received that the en
terprise is meeting with the hearty approval
of the people of tbe several, counties through
wbicb tbe line runs. The following' officer
were elected: President, V. C.Farley, of
Wichita: firt vice-president, B- M. Crane,,
or .Marion; second vice-president, J. IL
Fisher, of Abilene; secretary, D. M. Valen
tine, of Clay Center; treasurer, JL W. Levy,
of Vfcbita; general attorneys, J- K. Burton,
G. W. Ilurd. A preliminary surrey wa
ordered to be made immediately.
About 7.30 last evening Nickie KeJley, a
errant girl, employed at Mr. Baldwin's, on
South Lawrence avenue, wa thrown from
a buggy and had her knee dislocated. Sbe
wa driving through the alley between Mar
ket street and Lawrence avenue, sooth of
Douglas. The hone was annoyed by flies
and was restlessL. He ran so close to a pile
of lumber in the alley that the wheel struck
the pile and the hub broke just where th
poke entered it, throwing her out. The
hone ran round to Mr. Baldwin's residence.
The buy gy i badly, demolished and the gtrl
i considerably hurt. The same knee ha
been dislocated several times before, and it
Is an easy matter to put it out of place.
Vjuirr Ckxtxb. July 20.
To th KJItor or the Eaxle:
Friday afternoon M. W. Dewing barn,
cce ot the belt in town, was totally de
stroyed by fire. No insurance.
Two shows in town last week one a rat
show, the other a dog show. Nearly every
day we have freo dog ahows that disgust one
with tbe lack of modesty and morality in
tho average canine. A number Of the mis
erable curs havo quietly and mystoriouiljr
passed in their checks and still the town is
overrun with doirs and the night aro made
hideous by tbe howling of a lot of cur?.
tbo sight of which i almost enough to give
one tbo hydrophobia. W'by don't some
one kill tbem! We could well spare twenty
Ave or thirty.
N. L. Parmer and IT. "W. Van Senden
have returned from their western trip, and
delight to aggravate ua these bot days by
telling u bow cool it was in Colorado.
Several new bouses are going up, among
the-n those of D. W. Ellis, LO. Thompson
and Jacob Austin.
Wo are assured of a $10,000 elevator and
Cbas. Hudson and J. II. Orabam have
gone Into tbe photograph business.
Mr. Henry Hudson, of Park township, has
purchased of J. E. William., of the Arm of
Bearh Si William, his bu-inet interest, and
the new firm will m Beach fc Hudson. Suc
Tho Valley Center New ha made its sec
ond visit, and all are highly pleased with its
general make up.
At tbe recent school bond election tbo
bonds lost, the vote standing 92 for, IS
against. Tbo vote must stand, according to
tbe alleged enumeration, 108 for tbo bonds,
to insure a majority of all voters in the dii-trict-
Anotber election ha been called for July
24th. Let all who are in favor of a good
substantial brick school bouse see to it that
the bond carry, or say no more about being
a people of public spirit and enterprise. Uf
course the board of directors, whoso duty it
is to act in accordance to the wishes of tbe
district, will do all in their power to furtber
and not hinder this much needed public improvement-
CALDWELL ONCE A WEEK.
CiXDWxu, Kan-, July Id, ISSo.
To th Editor of th Eaolk.
The building damaged by tho recent
winds, lightning and rair-s aro being repair
ed and rebuilt
Miu Sadie York, one of Wichita' hand
some young ladies, who has been visiting In
this city for the past month, returned homo
Tou read of tho saloons being closed in
Caldwell, but that is a little falsehood.
There are three running here now, which
turn out many drunk each day, beside
there are more than half a dozen other
place where intoxicating beverages can be
Mayor Rielly and Councilman Cotcson
were over to Winfleld again this week, look-
ing into the new railroad prospect. Noth
ing definite as yet.
Another play is in progress by our home
talent troupe, which will be produced some
tune next month at tho Grand opera house.
Every body wa glad to see Gen. Sheridan
when he arrived here.
A United States deputy marshal took
Samuel Crocker, of the War Chief, to the
Winneld jail to do a little iweating.
The Journal base ball club will turn out
in their nobby new suit next week.
Another child death occurred hero this
Business ha begun picking up a little
this week. Expect it to gradually increase
E. F. Ratbbun, former owner of tbe om
nibus line in this city, sold out this week to
tbe Kerr brother.
A Republican primary meeting will be
held at this place on August Ut, to elect
fourteen delegates to represent Caldwrll
township at Wellington on August 8th, in
Sumner county election of delegates to at
tend tbe judicial convention to be held at
Harper, Augut 12lb, to nominate a candi
date for the office of the district judge of
the Nineteenth judicial district of Kansas.
Caldwell has been great on dissolutions,
having had more this summer than any
other town of it size in the state.
The Citizen' Cornet band, of this place.
will soon ravor tne public with a variety
ntertainment at the Grand opera house.
We don't know when tbey will strike Wichita-
MrxvAsr, K July 20th, 1885.
To the Editor or u Eatf.
Mulrane i (till here, that if, whit b left
of it. Part of the inurance has been ad
justed and paid. Other ate still waiting
for tho arrival of the proper representative
to settle the loss. All the business,
burned out, will bo re-opened again except
Mist Barnes' millinery store. Robinson
Bros, will open out on the corner west of
thepoitoffice,ai soon a possible after tbey
get their insurance adjusted. C. A. Barry,
the furniture man, has rented a room, on
the opposite tide of tho street, and will have
a new stock of furniture in a few days.
Walter Inman has alraady opened out an
ice cream parlor on the opposite tide of tbe
street. Hufford, the butcher, U looking
around for a place to put up a wooden
building outside of tbe "Are limit."
Butner new roller mill is nearing com
pletion, and soon tbe people of this jurisdic
tion will be eating bread made by their own
wive, from flour made from their own
wheat, grown at home. In tbe way of ex
citement, we bad an accidental shooting la-t
Friday evening. A man, who claim to bo
Billy Mitchell, tbe light-weight champion
pugilist cf England, accident shot himself
through the deshy part of hi left thigh,
while toying with a revolver, in a car near
the depot. lie i now at tbe Mulrane
house under tbe care of Or. Sbellr. Tbe
hot weather and tbe liquor be had aboard at
the time of tbe accident, will work agaitut
hi speedy recovery.
New oat are being brought to town to
day, at fifteen cent per bushel. Tbe com
crop around tbi place it very promising,
web-worm and late spring to the contrary
When we ay to the Eaolx reader that
busine in Mulrane 1 gtaal, people healthy
and happy, day warm and night delight
fully pleasant, we are tellioe the exact
Special DUpatch to the Pallj Eagle.
Uoall, July 20. The report of a whole
sale drowning in the Walnut river, six mllas
northeast of tbi place, reached here Sunday
noon, although all tbe particular hare not
jet been discovered. TV will give a few
(act now, and particular later. Two teams
containing eight person, attempted to crDM
at the Starling ford, tbe wagon were cap
Sited and seven of the eight were drowned,
together with the hone. The name of tbe
families were Carinel and Kutes. Twc bod
ies have been recovered, and the rive is be
ing dragged in the hope of finding tbe re
maining budie. While searching, tbe top
f another wagon was found, supposed to
belong to an emigrant wagon which was
seen near tbe river the evening before. If
.h;. th nu finu-mnn Th-tim am .d.M u.
the list. Pact. C.
AseociiTiD nutsa sxrocr.
WuriBLD, July 2tt At 8 o'clock Sun
day one of the most terrible catastrophes'
that ever occurred in this section took place
st Dawson' ford, fourteen miles up tbe
Walnut from this city, in which six persons
were drowned, Mr. and Mrs. Tanson Car
man, aged about Wand their son Jar and
his wife, and Mrs. Jim Carman and Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Cotes, started to cross tbe Walnut
for a plummlng expedition over on tbe Ar
kansas river. They were not very familiar
with the ford, and there being no guide
board, the old gentleman did not discover
thariwof four feet in the river during tbe
night. His team, wife and Mrs. Jay Car
mart were drowned and ho barely
escaped. Cat' wagon, containing four
of the party, was soma distance
behind and when they casta np saw no signs
of the other party and supposed tbey had
crossed over so they drove In without hesi
tation. All font perished. The horses got
too aad swaaa oC Tbparti were prom
inent faruiw of miens ana influence. Tbe
sad aOsir has cast a gloom over all who
knew them. But three of the bodies hava