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WICHITA, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13,1885.
k. v. urEDocK. n. r. hcbdock.
M. M. MURDOCK & BROTHER.
n-iu.mm akd ruorwsTOM.
TWO DOI.LAKS l'KK YEAH IX ADVANCE.
uTOTiixjraluTisJUJ w:riTts irruunar.
Money Always on Hand.
L B. BUNNELL & CO.
A TTOHXYS-AT-LA W.
1. N. Balderston,
ATTOsnr at law, Wichita, Sedgwick comity
Kansas. OfUce In Centennial Diode. l-tf
J. C. Milton,
Attorney at Ik and pension attorney,
rer Doolie furniture store, Kagle
NEW YORK PROHIBITIONISTS.
The action ortlic Xcw York Repub
licans and (lie altituile of that party
towards tliu Prohibition clement is
bciny criticised. Itwft'ii't the want
of coalition with the proliibitiouists
that defeated tho Republican party in
New Yoik. Tlic (rouble w.ts the M-
urc to nominate a man whom the bono
and mucw ot their land could support.
Take Kansas, and had the Republican
party refused to carry tho l'roliibilion
party, Click nor any other Democrat
irnnlil iisvn ever been elected. It
might not have been morally right, but
it would have bo;n politically t-afc. If
tho Republican party or Kansas had
stood aloof as did tho Democratic
narlv of Kansas, the Prohibitionists
to the number or twenty or may be
thirty thousand would havo pulled
out of the Republican party, lint
that would not have endangered the
political success ot the Republican
party iu the state. It would havo Mill
elected its tickets, ifnot by a raajority
bv a plurality. Had the Democratic
party attempted a coalition with tho
seceding Republicans the Republican
party would have, simply taken in hair
of the Democrats of the state. J ho
Prohibitionists and Kansas Democrats
could not nor will they ever vote the
same ticket. However much a Dem
ocrat may love nfllcc, ho loves his
whisky better. In other words ir tho
Prohibitionists of Kana had foimed
a third party the Democrats wouldn't
have dared to take them in and the
Republicans wouldn't have been com
HAltUlS, 11A1IKIS 4 VEttSIlLUON
Attoh.-its at Uw, Wlchtt. Kanu. Office
InUiehulldltii-occupiedbythe U.S. Land Office
Loans nejrullaled on Improved lands In Sedg
wick and Munarr counties. '
DAL1 4 DALE,
Atto-uclt at Law.Wlchita.Kansaa.
No. 94 Douglas Alenne.
J. r. LAUCK,
Attorkiv at Law. first door north of U. S
Lnil Cimrm. In rVitnmerrill UloeL. Wichita,
Kutu. Special attention Riven to allUndsol
. - . am-aV 43 "t A.l IIab
itutmese connecieu nvn iue v. o. tw ww.
I). A. MITCHELL,
ATTonvrr-AT-LAW, Wichita, Kansas. Office
over llerrlncton'a booVstore. 10-S.V
JAMES L. DYEU,
Att&ksetatLaw, WIchlU. Kansas. 32-
Mrs. Dr. J. T. Sexton,
The great magnetic healer, noted for her fame
and success In curing til diseases that the hu
man family Is subject to Is located at o 30
north Market street. where all suffering with
any disease may receive the benellt of her w on
derful heallngpowex. Charges reasonable.
Dr. S. W. Richmond,
Magnetic phrnlelan. Cures diseases of every
name and nature by magDttic treatment, with
out medicine. Ills cures are speedy and per
manent, and charges rersonable. Dlagnoe.s
and consultation free, l'artles rrom a distance
can board with hlaj at reasonable rates. Office
on south Waterstreet, Wichita, Kansas.
TEIIKY A DUMOXT,
Architects and Superintendents
Roys' block, Wichita. Kansas.
SWEET SCENTED REFORM.
Cleveland savs ollensive parti-au
shin is not in llio interests
good government or civil scrvic re
form, and that officials who allow
themselves to become partisans if
Rcnublicans shall lose their beads.
Following this high toned resolve the
Democratic papers have been herald
lug to the country that no department
clerks at Washington went homo this
year to vote, but the day following
the" same papers were full of praises
of Cleveland going home to do that
very thing. Cleveland, Turnout and
Mauuing all went down to Xcw York
to vote for Hill, but had any Republi
can clerk dared follow their example
he would have lost his head.
A DEAD C1VE AWAY.
The Kan'as City census discloses a
curious, not to say startling condition
of things no lets than 26,318 more
males than females. K. C. Journal.
Yes, entirely too curious to be true.
The admission of the fact is a dead
give away. It is probable that the
males in a town like Kansas City arc
in excess, but a twenty-six thousand
excess or an excess equaling one
fourth the entire population -hows
upon its face that the ennmoratiou is
fraudulent, such as smells badly of
The Republican? of Sedgwick coun
ty did not mugwump worth a cent
If the Democratic party believes so
fullv in civil service reform, why do
Waco IIoksi-thist AsjociATiqx.-Meets i(R n,pm.rs i-cen nil such a howl at
rusrterly on Saturdays at Cartwright school-
UOUSe. lr 3 JlilUJi, J (rwutui.
L. 11. Dcx. Secretary. I-'5
Uitiox TowssinpMcTCALrBOTECTirs Soci
rrr. Sleets me last taiurasyin eacu iut mu a
Hatneld. I. E BOONE, President.
S.J. LODIiEXSLAUER. See'y. -tf
Contractor. Carpenter and Joiner.
Will do all kinds of Carpenter and Joiner
wort on short notice, blairs, SU.r Uailings,
(. Doors, niinds, Dx no" Window Frames
tj- Shop, 1SS 1 "bcreet; IteAldenee on
lanreace Avenue ,r Cenrtal : Poel-ofliee
liox 117. -tr
Y E 1 T E It
II W E1TE It
l'UUK CLEAR CLEAN ICE.
I'Ul'.E CLEAK CLEAN ICE.
KIMMERLY & ADAMS,
MONUMENTS AND TOMESTONES
And Dealers In
Lime, Plaster, Cement and Buildint
CfOo MId Ktrert.nclween fit i uO "econd
.BUTLER & FISHER,
TIKWAEE, STOVES, SHELF
HAEDW ABE, GUNS, PISTOLS,
We have a full line or Terry's Scissors
and Shears, and request alt our customer
to call and examlue them. They are sold
to Ls under a "Warranty Unlimited," and
we clicrfully rc-commcnd tliem to our
trade. Terry's Scissors and bbearn are all
full KItkcl pUted aud crocus finish, will
neither rust nor corrode. 1'lcase call for
one of our Mischief cards and buy a pair
of Shears with a "Warranty Unlimited."
j io DOUGLAS AVE UE,
WICHITA. - KANSAS.
TUE CHEAPEST PLACE
In the dry to bu
Allen's Drug Store !
Where will also be found a
Jjanjt Stock of
iAIVTS, OILS, MITE LEAD,
WMi PA1XT, VARMSHES,
WINDOW GLASS, PUTT)', ETC.
Ws also Lsep on hand a
Large. Stock of
TRUSSES, Elt, Etc
We also receive direct from the manufacturers
Popular and Iichailc
Yon will therefore ret no counterfeits or Imi
tations In buying from us.
To our many friends who hare favored us wl th
their patronage for the last thirteen years vrs
tender our sincere thanks, and to those with
whom It has not been our rood fortune to deal,
ws would say that by ciitng us a trial we will
CuarantM good goods and perfect satisfaction.
Cleveland for not kicking out Ilcpnb-
Tho Wichita Eagle having laid
Kani-a City out as a railroad center
is now chopping her up into small bits
socially. Wellington PrcBS.
There h nothing eb'out ICauas City
socially worth chopping up.
Ex-United States Senator J. 15.
Chaffee, of Colorado, write to the
Xcw York Tribune, sending that pa
per an article which ho eaid he had
written before the Depew letter was
written in which he tells tho story as
coming from Grant to him, in almost
the same words that Depew gave his
remcmbraive of the conversation.
Derby, Ka., Nov.
To the Editor or the Dally Eatle:
Well, the election is over and no one
hero particularly damaged pecuniarily,
physically or mentally. There was
but little money lost, from tho simple
fact that it was not atiainablc, such
vou know to be tho sine quae non &c.
Xo one was injured bodily, for it
seems the contestants Ignored tho
boys hero to some extent and did not
scud enough of that remedy that more
than often breaks out in black eyes
audpug noses. Xo ono disappointed
or grieved In tho result, for I readily
confess, as a life-long Democrat, aud
one who makes it his business to learn
tho views and feelings ot my party,
wherever I live, iu whatever canvass,
that for the last five weeks no intelli
gent Democrat entertained a belief
that tho contest would terminate
otherwise than it did, save in the case
of the hitherto invincible Fisher, of
who large things were prophesied; but
tho best laid schemes of men and mice
gang aft aglec. Whilst John was
laying around the Queen City, appar
ently thinking of sweet 6ccurity,based
upon former achievements, William
the Conqueror was talking to
the many sovereigns making
the pcoplo understand and know that
there were other men iu Sedgwick
who would make good sheriffs, even
though he manifests some anxiety for
it and reverse tho chase. I tell you
there arc too many good and capable
men of either political proclivities
who arc absolutely hungering and
thirsting lor a place to wiu by adopt
ing iu this fast ago the modus of the
old Spartan. The love to giro and
confer favors if we think lliey are ap
preciated, if not actually needed, but
we know not how to proceed iu such
iustances, when there is such an exhi
bition of nonchalaucc and carelessness.
Wc chasten who we lovcth, and that
Well, the times (in common par
lance) are odiously dull just now I
tell ou wo would risk a change of
most any kind within the limits of
reason aud decorum, provided it
proves profitable, for we have enough
of tho opposite, heaven knows.
What few hogs the cholera ha? left,
are bringing in no money comparative
ly, and wheat aud corn arc not of a
price to justify tho farmer to bring it
in. Yet our town is steadily improv
ing, and new comers locating right
Our nice new Baptist church will be
dedicated on the 22d iust. If not be
fore, come and sec us on that day.
Tho beautiful Mrs. Walkup was
cleared. Six of tho jurors, in spite of
her physical magnificence. hcrglorioQs
ly welling, cyos and bright laco be
lieved she poisoned tiio old fool who
couldn't rest until ho had captured
her, but after being worried over for
ty hours gavo over their convictions
to tho sido of mercy to tho side of
an attractive woman. The other six
surrendered on sight. It is probably
just as well, but in all tho evidenco
there i9 nothing to show how Walkup
came to Ins ucaiu ouicr man uy
poi-ou. That ho poisoned himself in
tentionally nobody claimed. That his
wifo had bought and had in her pos
session enough poisou to kill a hun
dred people nobody denied.
CAR LOAD LOTS MUST STAND.
A Chicago dispatch says: All of the
principal lines west of Chicago were
represented by the general managers
aud freight agents at a meeting held
here for the purpose of ascertaining
the advisability of Adjusting rales as
between car lots and less than car lots.
Tho meeting was held in response to
a demand of the Chicago, Milwaukee
and St. Louis jobbers that an equitable
adjustment of classification be made.
Tho Missouri river aud interior jobbers
opposed any chauge and the opposi
tion called forth quite a Icugthy de
bate. A resolution was finally parsed to
the effect that it was inexpedient at
the present timo to abolish the prin
ciple upon which the classification was
based, but that a committee of freight
agents should bo appointed to ascer
tain whether any considerable disci ep-
ancy existed, aud if so to report n fair
adjustment. The committee was ac
cordingly appointed, and the meeting
adjourned until to-moriow to hear its
Tho Chicago, Milwaukee and St.
Louis jobbers think they have gained
a point in securing this concession
from the roads.
Mead Cextek, Kas.,Xov. -1, 1883.
To the Editor of the Eerie.
Quite recently Judgo Hay declared
Mead Center a city of the third class,
and sctXovcmber 3 as tho time for
holding the first election. Tho elec
tion passed ofTycstcrday very quietly,
an even hundred votes beiug polled.
The following officers were elected:
Major, Tetcr E. Hart; police judge,
Captaiu W. C. Osgood; councilmen,
William II. Stewart, E. A. Twist,
David Traux, George M. Eobcrts aud
The county scat war is now over.
Carthage, our only rival, has given up
tlic fight, and is negotiating with our
people with a view to moving down.
Six or eight months since the coun
ty contained not to exceed 1,000 in
habitants; to-day the enumerator's
books will show not less than 5,000.
Six mouths ago Mead Center was an
unbroken prairie; to-day there arc
not le.-s thau 250 buildings and over
COO inhabitants within her limits.
More anon. Sckiiieler.
The contest m Atchison couuly was
very close. The board of canvassers
on Friday decided that Shaw, tho Re
publican sheriff, was elected by five
majority; and that Emton, Democrat,
was elected treasurer bv thirteen.
The Commonwealth says that the
Eagle's head i9 level touching tho as
signed reason for the Republican de
feat in Xew York.
Geo. II. Harris, formerly assistant
general manager ef the Atchison, To
peka & Santa Fe Road, has becu ap
pointed assistant to President Touza
lin, of the Burlington & Northern.
The Mugwumps of Xcw York don't
like the result in that state, but Cleve
land says it cost him $1,000 and that
ho does. Tho Mugwumps say that
Cleveland is all right as president, but
all wrong as a Xcw York politician.
Cleveland has chosen a man for the
ciyil service commission. Of course
be is a Democrat, a southern Demo
crat. IJut ho is more; he is tlic sou of
one of Jeff Davit cabinet. Cleveland
having, exhausted tho sto:k of r.ien
who survived their efforts to destroy
the couutrv. that tlicv arc now so
anxious to serve, has fallen back on
Cleveland contributed $1,000 to the
Democratic campaign fund in a'cw
York, but hii- new appointees in
Wichita did notoulv fail to contribute
a cent, but, it is said, were so scared
tucv did not even vote. The only of
ficial in this city under the present
high-toned administration voted the
Republican ticket from top to bottom,
and for the poor farm too, and, ad
vised everybody cieo to do the same.
To the Editor or the Eazle.
Track lajing on tho Southci u Kan
sas road between this point aud Mcdi
ciuc Idgc began this week, and the
road is expected to reach that place
inside of six weekb at the most.
Since our last visit to Attica, sever
al improvements in the building have
taken place, and one of especial merit
is the new bank building of Mr. A. C.
Jobc. This building w as erected ex
pressly for his busiuei-s, and is the
most imposiug structure in the town,
beiug constructed entirely with the
finest quality of Cowley county mar
ble. Mr. Jobc is quite a young man,
not more thau thirty jcars of age,aud
has certainly shown cousidcrable pluck
and confidence in putting up so sub
stantial a structure iu u town only fif
teen months old. Among the other
improvements is a fine, large brick
school building, which is to cost six
thousand dollars; aNo a new church
building for the Methodist congrega
tion. A company has also been or
gani7cd to build a roller llouriug mill.
which is gicatly needed as the couu
trv iu evcrv direction is unsurpassed
for wheat, and there is only one mill
west of this point, the Elm mill", iu
Barber county, thirty miles from Al-
Election day passed off quietly and
serene, auu, with tlic exception oi
about twenty good, o1ii, prohibition
drunks, Republicans, Dcmocials aud
rceubackcrs all seemed to be happy.
Tho Anthony, Attica & Northwest
ern railroad is making a preliminary
survey between this place and Pratt
Center, Pratt is anxious for the road
and so is Attica. L.
The sixteenth auuual report of the
Massachusetts bureau of labor statis
tics records the fact that the gcnral in
crease of wages between 1830 and 18G0
was 62 per cent., while the increase ot
prices averaged 13 per cent. Siucc
1860 the Massachusetts workmen have
obtained an advance in remuneration
or over 10 per cent. In general,
wages arc 62 per cent, higher in
Massachusetts than in Great Britain,
while prices (for everything except
provissons) arc, ou an average, 43 per
cent, higher in Massachusetts.
The attempt to abolish the dual
classification of freight rates will be
renewed iu Chicago to-morrow, when
a meeting or general managers and
transportation men, for the special
purpose of considering the question,
will be held. A number of St. Louis
and Chicago jobbers have been at
tempting to pervert the natural classi
fication now iu use, iu order to crush
competition in remote territory where
smaller towns supply the trade. For
cx-mple, Kansas City jobbers get their
gouds iu car-load lots, and tfiis class
of freight, being cheaper than ou
goods iu smaller lots, is enabled to
compete with St. Louis and Chicago
iu territory near this city. With car
load rates established, people in that
territory could obtain supplies in small
quantities as cheap as our wholesale
men could in large. The present ar
rangement is in accordance with com
mon sense and tho established princi
ples of trade. A railroad company
can haudlclargc quantities more easily
thau small, and ought to charge less iu
proportion. It would be an astonish
lug piece of folly if tlic railroad man
agers should agree to so revolutionary
a measure in the iutercsts ot two large
cities. At every meeting of the classi
fication committee Chicago and St.
Louis have brought the matter up,
aud last summer in St. Paul it was re
ferred to the general managers for
action. St. Ixmis' and Chicago's rep
resentatives will be there in force and
so will Kansas City's. Our cause is
the common cause of the Missouri
vallev, of all the cities west of Chicago
aud St. Louis. Kansas City Times.
The Kansas City papers are keeping
up a wonderful guessing as to where the
26,000 extra males of that city came
from. Let them look up their hotel
registers. They will find the auto
graphs of six out of ten of these men,
most of whom live in Kansas.
The most intelligent (?)tablc of elec
tion returns ever yst compiled by a
new psaper for the better informationof
an anxiously waiting public, appeared
in the Wiuficld Courier Wednesday
morning. The compiler, wo hope,
survived the effort.
Let us pray for deliverance from the
literature of another Oklahoma boom.
We venture the prediction that if the
president again tinds it necessary to
put those fellows out, he will direct
that it be done without any red tape.
Oklahoma has become a great bore.
Tho great fights this year iu tho va
rious counties in Kansas appear to
have been made upon the candidates
for the office of sheriff". Iu many in
stances the whole Republican ticket
was elected except tho sheriff. It was
thus in Jefferson county. Saline coun
ty, Marshall county and Rice county.
Dear Minnie Walkup: You are
young add pretty, and a streak of our
younger days having struck back on
us, we sympathized with you, and
though your husband was an odorif
erous old cuss. But from the testi
mony, Minnie, we think you socked a
few doses of arsenic into the old man.
That strvelinine and tho other ine
business is too thin. Some other fel
low had a finger in that. Kansas
To the Editor or the Eagle .
Beyond a doubt, and at no distant
day either, this lively little city will be
(he second largest town iu Kingman
county, and next in point ot popula
tion to the county scat. In a recent
visit to Norwich the writer was ngrce
aby surprised to find that tho towu
had already assumed the subitcutial
appearance of a much older place than
it realy is. which also goes to prove
that the projectors had selected a very
favorable point to build up a first-class
city. Its position to command an ex
tensive trade with a farming country
of wouderful richness and thickly set
tled is admirable, sitnated as it is,
from seventeen to twenty-four miles
from towns of any commercial impor
tance. Tho town tito of Norwich was
laid out in June last, and $1,500 worth
of lots were sold before July 3, and
tho boom still continues as speculators
and investors recognize the location's
ono that cannot help bat mako
a town of several thousand people at
least. Tho town company is compos
ed of the following gentlemen whose
reputation and successful business ca
reer is well known throughout the
southwest: President, Hon. George
D. Thompson, cashier of tho First Na
tional bank, Harper, Kansas; vice-
president, W. W. Bobbins, of Harper,
Kansas: secretary, C. C. Black, of
Winflcld, Kansas, editor of tho Tele
gram at that point, and also secretary
ot the Denver, Memphis & Atlantic
railway; Maj. Hanson, of St. Joseph,
Mo., and general manager of tlic Den
ver, Memphis & Atlantic road; J.J.
Burns, of Belle Plalnc, Kansas, aud
rc-presidcut of the Denver, Memphis
& AOantic road; town agent and
treasurer. E. X. Hang, editor of the
A special feature, and one worthy
of mention is, the extra width of the
streets; Main street being one hun
dred feet wide and graded its entire
Tho Denver, Memphis Ss Atlantic
road has completed its grade to this
point and tho company intends to lay
to Xowich this month. The iron for
this purpose has been purchased aud
tho track layers arc now at Conway
Springs ready to commence work as
soon as possible. Norwich is
to bo the tcr.ninus for
some little time at least, and as soon
as the road reaches here a greater im
petus will be given to all kinds of
trade aud the demand for lots also will
be doubled at once.
There arc excellent openings here
for the following branches of business:
A good flouring mill, boot and shoe
store, dry goods and clothing store,
watchmaker and jeweler.
Below wc give a list of the business
houses in Norwich: Bank of Norwich,
W. W. Bobbins & Co. Hardware,
Haines Bros. & Co., and Bennett Bros.
Groceries, Carter & Witman, Pinsou
& Bowcn, John Anderson, W. J.
Hazelctt, Drugs, C. Marrin & Co.;
Dr. R. M. Young. Farm implements,
Jacob Willhonr. Lumber, Dean,
Briggs & Co., R. Barlow, mauager.
Livery, P. C. Lear; Scott Nye. Real
estate, SturgcsJones & Davis. Paints,
oils and glass, L. Shaman. Black
smith, J. D. Black. Contractors and
builders. Snider & Hughes, ''. J.
Everett. Barbers, J. L. Tackwcll, H.
Zcithcu. Hotel, Norwich House, W.
II. Wilhour. proprietor. Boardiug
house, P. C. Lear. Skating rink and
public hall, Burgess Brothers, proprietor.
Tho press is well represented by the
Norwich News, a bright and newsy
seven column paper. E. N. Haag, ed
Charles Stewart has established his
right to leadership in Ireland by his
courage, his cnergv, his ability, and,
above all, by his patience and moder
ation A greater Irishman than ho
onco said thai "the only liberty that is
valuable is a liberty connected with
order." This truth Paruel! has knnt
steadily iu view. To temper the
restrain tho lirey
The strides toward prosperity made
by Kansas this year are noticeable ou
every hand. Tho dozen or more un
organized counties ou the cxtremo
western border arc fast filling up with
a cultivated aud educated people, aud
ere another year passes nearly every
county in the state will have been or
ganized. The streams of immigration
pouring into the stato aro marvelous.
Nearly every quarter section of land
iu all, save four of five coun
ties, has been prc-etnpted.
Thriving and prosperous towns
arc beiug built, new lines of railroads
arc reaching out iu all directions, and
other enterprises of value arc spring
ing up. Truly Kaunas is enjoying an
era ot prospcrity,aud her future prom
ises to be a very bright ono. The
newspapers o tlicstatc, from tho Mis
souri river to tho Colorado line, are
all ladened with encouraging uews
from the various localities, aud wherc
evcr there is land for homesteaders, it
is being taken by thrifty eastern peo
ple, who come to our favored slate to
build homes and found society. Leav
The sale of the Union Pacific lands
in Kansas last month amounted to 104,-
CC3 acres as compared with about 17,
000 for September. Two large sales
were made. A sale of 36,000 thousand
acres iu Graham couuty was made to
a syndicate of men from this atate aud
Illinois, including a prominent banker
of Randolph county. Mo. Another
sale oi 4o,000 acres m Arego county
was made to a number of men of Iowa.
Mr. B. McAlIastcr, the land commis
sioner of the Kansas division of the
Union Pacific railroad, left Kansas
City on a tour of inspection through
Kansas and Colorado. He will be
gone about two weeks. Commonwealth.
Teams aro comma into Conway
Springs to level the grade ready for
tho rails of the Atlantic, Memphis tc
Denver railroad. Track laying will
commence thl week. Wellington
Maiiou county has submitted pro
positions to vote aid to the Omaha,
Abilene & Wichita Railroad, the
prospects for the building of this road
aro very good, and as it will afford a
direct communication with Chicago,
it will prove of immense benefit to
this part of Kansas. It can also be
mado of vast advantage to Butler
couuty by building a road from this
city to Peabody, where a connection
could be made with it. This road,
with the Emporia & Southwestern
down tho Walnut Valley, through El-
Dorado. Augusta and Douglass, with
the roads now in existence, would
give Butler couuty all the railway fa
cilities that could bo desired, and we
think it would us an admirable thing
to unite the two projects iu one bond
proposition aud vote county bonds
for the building of tho two roads.
OUR PEOPLE FAVOR IT.
Since the issue of the Leader favor
ing the building ot the road from
Clearwater to Harper mado its ap
pearance a great many favorable com
ments havo been made on tho matter.
In fact the Leader believes now, as it
expressed itself then, that this is real
ly the line of road that Clearwater
needs, and it further believes that if
the citizens of Harper arc really iu
earnest in regard to a direct connec
tion with Wichita our peoplo will
meet them in securing this connection,
by a junction between the two lines of
road at this place. Clearwater Leader.
THE EAGLES KEY NOTE.
Xothing more importaut will come
before the next legislature thau the
legislation which will be asked provid
ing for the inspection of Kansas grain
and stock within the borders of the
state. It has been the boast of Kansas
City that no great city could be built
in Kansas; that no railroads could be
successfully built unless their cargoes
of Kansas grain and stock passed
through that city, paying tribute to
Missouri. Among the shippers of
grain and stock there is a most em
phatic demand for protection, which
will find a reepose in the next legisla
ture. The building up of Kansas
trade centers, and the protection of
the producers of Kansas wealth should
be the key note of every live city in
the state. Atchison Globe.
And it is tho key note which was
first struck by tho Wichita Eaole.
Wc have it from good authority
that Marsh Murdock always gets off
the train at the last station from Kan
sas City and cats across lots to the
the first station on the other side. No
money would induce him to go
through the Tillage lie has ruined-Graphic.
A special dispatch from Atchison to
tho Kansas City Journal says:
This city acting in harmony with
Leavenworth, Topeka and Wichita, is
doing nothing to aid Kansas City m
protecting our stato from the greed
and rapaciousness of Chicago and St.
Louis, which seek to remove car load
rates and thus increase our freights.
Wo here have a small wholesale trade;
Topeka papers dally cry for a similar
boon, while Wichita has come nobly
to the front as p commercial ceuter,
aud yet not one of these Kansas-cities
has done a thing to help preserve the
rates that constitute thcirlivcs, With
her money and her brains Kansas
City is preservine the trado of this
state, woile we here are doing nothing
but receiving Dcnents quietly, wnue
Topeka papers continually do the
luuny business ana taiK ot tnc "winuy
wouder," copied from the Wichita
eagle, and eagerly accept her tavoss.
Tho dispatch slanders Wichita whose
board of trade promptly convened aud
not only considered the question but
odoptcd a ringing resolution which
was published in tho Eaule and for
warded to the secretary at the meet
ing at Chicago, whose secretary
promptly acknowledged its receipt,
assuring our city that it was just to
the point and would place its weight
iu the proceedings.
FOR IRISH LIBERTY-
Mass Convention Held
Evening In the Hall.
The mass meeting of the Irish Nation
al Lcaguo of Kansas was held last
evening in tho hall of tho houso of
representatives. Tho speaker's stand
and tho wall in tho rear were tastefully
decorated with the flags of our coun
try. Tho national flag of Ireland hung
in the center, while the red, white and
blue adorned it on cither side.
At 8 o'clock the convention was
called to order by Governor J. A.
Music was given by Heck's or
Gov. Martin next delivered the fol
Ladies and Gentlemen: I accept
the invitation given me by your com
mittee, to presldo at this meeting, not
becanso I havo any fitness for or ex
perience in the discharge of such
duties, bnt because I wished to testify,
by my presence here, my hearty
sympathy with the causo of good gov
ernment for Ireland.
I wish to say, however, that I do not
agree with all those who, in this coun
try, profess devotion to Ireland. 1
hob in unspeakable abhorencc any
man, or association of men, who, cith
er iu Ireland, America, or any other
land, perpetrate revolting crimes in
the sacred name of liberty, or who be
lieve, or profess to believe, that any
good cause or noble purpose can be
promoted by assassination, or by that
weapon of cowardly iiatc and brutali
tydynamite. But if I understand tho purposes
and principles for which Charles
Stewart Parnell and his followers are
contending, in Ireland, they arc those
which, in America, havo enlisted all
the zeal and energy of ray youth, and
all the deyofipu of my manhood. The
Irish leader Is seeking to facilitate the
ownership of the soil by its occu
Tho Irish leader is contending, in
Ireland, for protection to homo indus
tries, and this policy, in America, has
commanded my ardent support. The
same ideas and principles that have
controlled my action in America
would make me, if in Ireland, a Na
tionalist. And surely the Irish peoplo,
who hare fought so gallantly tor liber
ty in every land, have a just right to
expect the sympathy of liberty loving
people, the world dyer, In their strug
gle for Just laws and better govern
ment." Tha grandson of Rear Admiral
hot blood and
zeal of tho Irish peoplo, aud at the
samo time to retain their confidence,
iu tuuuuuiiu un-ir ucvuilllll aUU W1SCIJ'
direct their struggle for justice this
has indeed been a delicato aud difficult
task. But Parnell has been equal to
it. His sobriety, his self-command,
his clearness and soundness of judg
ment, have been conspicuously illust
rated at every stage of the contest he
has waged, and these qualities havo
been supplemented by ardent public
spirit, and a courage and constancy no
danger could daunt, no disaster could
turn from its purpose.
Mauy years ago the greatest of Irish
orators, Daniel O'Conncll, In a speech
iu Exeter hall, Loudon, said: "Ameri
cans, I scud my voice careering like
the thuuder storm across the Atlantic,
to tell south uaroitua that U oil's
thunderbolts arc iiot, and to remind
the nr-TO that the dawn of his rc-
dcwpV.u is drawing near."
.Ju'lhc samo spirit, with equal earn
estness, let us hope, with something
ofO'Connell's prophetic vision, let
this meeting send its greeting to
Charles Stewart Parnell, and to all
thoso who, with him, are striving to
secure justice, good government, and
a fair chance in the battle of life for
tho Irish people.
On motion a committee on resolu
tions was appointed.
Hon. Nicholas Ford was next intro
duced. He said that there was an ir
repressible conflict on the other side
of tho water. He was not here to
apologize for any disloyally of Irish
men to the English government, lliey
were lighting for freedom, and the
same spirit stimulated the Irish
heart to-day that stimulated
tho overthrowing ot tho tea
in Boston harbor iu 1775. The Irish
people were not moro than 4,030,000
strong. By English misrule the na
tion had been scattered over the civil
ized world. Never more would an
Iiishman beat an EuglUh drum or
force English misrule on a race of un
civilized and inoffensive savages.
Mr. Ford denied the statement that
the Irish peorlc were intolerant aud
diversified. lie enumerated the va
rious Irish patriots who hail offered
up their lives for Irish liberty. He
thouc-ht that his people were ready
and willing to enjoy the privileges of
a Republican government, lie enu
merated the reasons why Ireland was
entitled to this form of "government.
It mattered not whether he endorsed
the policy of Charles Stewart Parnell
or not. It was cudorscd by the peo
ple of Ireland, and they certainly
knew the best way to redress their
Mr. Ford then related numerous in
stances he had experienced of English
misrule in Ireland in 184G. How men,
women and children were turned out
into the road to 3tarc gaunt famine in
the face in order to sustain English nobility.
But talk was not what the people of
irciami nccucu. it. wa me sinews oi
war. Ho was of the opinion that if
the Irish patriots received sufficient
support from this country, within a
year a parliamcut would be sitting in
College Green, and it would
not be composed of the king
and lords, cither. Mr. Ford favored
a system of boycotting by every
Irishman in this country He thought
it the strongest weapon that could be
used against England. Let every man
and woman and child iu America buy
only American goods aud not enrich
the so-called English gentry by pur
chasing their manufneturtd goods.
Ho paid a high compliment to the
Americans for the liberal contribution
they had made for the assistance of
In closing, Mr. Ford stated that he
thouulit at no time during the present
ccnturv could thclrishmcii of America
so assist in this grand fight for Irish
liberty. Without their aid tho brave
patriots across the water would be
At the close of his address Mr. Ford
was loudly applauded.
Dr. F. S. McCabc followed Mr.
Ford ia a short address, generally en
dorsing the present Irish movement.
He announced his adhesion to the
cause because it was for the liberty
and freedom of a misruled people.
There was no people on earth to whom
the cause of liberty was dearer than
to tho people of f rco America. Commonwealth.
or the country. Tho demand of the
people of Kansas is clearly for the
building up of trade centers within
her own borders. In the old. svstem
every bushel of corn and every steer
went through Kansas Citv whore it
paid tribute to Missouri" fo-d.ty,
Kansas stock men. Kansas wheat and
corn growers, aud Kansas merchants
propose to reach St. Louin, Chicago
and New York without going
to, or through, Kansas City. This
marks the new and independent era in
Kansas. The railroad lines that ter
minate at Kansas Citv that have not
the sagacity to see tho chaugo taking
place in the business growth qf Kau
sas, and iu the demands of the people
for new lines to reach tliu large mar
kets, will sooner or later discover that
while they havo beon quietly waiting
uuw... OtJiltl. VI 1UIUDU UUllUCa, BS
might be tendered them at Kansas
City by tho two great trunk; lines,
other corporations have built into the
interior of the statu and secured the
business at first hands for themselves.
With four hundred miles of rich
territory lying west of Kan
sas City, with hundreds of
miles beyond Kansas offering a great
carrying trade, the railroad companies
now halting at the Kansas City union
depot must cither push westward or
give up the future and a large part of
the present western business. South
ern Kansas will reach St. Louis and
the south, and central and northern
Kansas people propose to reach
Chicago witiiout going to Kansas
Citv or nuv other Missouri towu to
ask for a transfer. The profits on
Kansas "rain aud stock will bo made
to build Kansas towns, aud whatever
assistance, and whatever legislation is
needed to bring about these results the
people of Kaunas arc ready to give.
THE WONDERFUL GROWTH
THE NEW ERA IN KANSAS.
With a million and a quarter inhabi
tants, Kausas has cutcrcd upon anew
era of growth and progress. The ten
prosperous years just passed have aid
ed iu building up an aggregate of
wealth exceeding $.700,000,000. The
early Kansas of self-denial, trouble
ami sacrifice has passed and is a matter
of history. To-day with a million and
a quarter ot intelligent, progsivu
people, stroug iu their belief iu the
rich valleys aud prairies, surrounded
by schools, churches and even con
venience aud luxury of the time, a
new era has commenced. At the rate
of the present increase of 100,000 new
citizens per month seeking homes nnd
business, Kanfas will show a popula
tion of two million iu 1890.
Onccit was thought that tho rich prai
rie lands ly'mg between tho Missouri
river and tho rocky mountains must
rely upon tho cities along the river
for their supplies. The settlement
and development of Kansas, however,
proves lo-dav that tho river is neither
a barrier to duildiug up trade centers
west of it, nor au aid worth a mo
iceuts consideration, In tho days
when states were settled by Conssto
ga wagons a river Was of commercial
importance. Slates settled by the
rai roads and telegraph value the riv
ers for water powers for machinery,
or for floating logs to mill.
Missouri, with the old curse of slav
ery miUL'liUL' iu ncr oouroouisuc
blood, has witnessed the tide of emi
gration sweep over lier ncn lanus to
settle iu Kansas. The hope that the
sluggish, treaherous 'old muddj"
would stop the traders aud builders
of cities aud railroads and mako the
peonle of a state 300 by -100 miles come
; .'. - . i .t :.. .11... ..
iu luu river iu uu luuus ia iu-uuv uu
ilic now era iu Kansas means me
building of Kansas towns ou Kansas
soil. The old railroad system con
sisted of wo cast aud west lines, with
small tributary arms ''atlieriiiL- iu the
harvests and stock for the building of
a great city at tho mouth of Kansas
river on Missouri soil. Tho new- sys
tem moans four cast and west Hues,
with lines north aud south reaching
northern and southern pino lands and
coal fields, with markets opening for
the products of Kansas south through
Texas, southwest to Now and O'd
Mexico, north to Dakota and Minne
sota, and cast by a dozen lines to Chi
cago and bt. Louis, without paying
to Kansas City, that stands like a rob
ber demanding tribute
Along the north side of tho state,
commencing with Atchison, which
should havo the wholesale trade now
going to St. Joseph, Mo., aud which
will have it in tho near future, there
area dozen spcudid towns lapidiy
becoming Ihc centers of trade for a
large section of country. Among
them arc Hiawatha, Seneca, Bellville,
Concordia, Beloit, Osbnme, Stockton,
Millbrook and Phillisburg. Leaven
worth with its railroad lines reaching
east and west, north aud south, must
continue to develop its wholesale trade
and enlarge Its present flourishing
manufactures regardless of its proxim
ity to Kansas City. In central west
ern Kansas wc have Manhattan, Junc
tion City, Minneapolis, Clay Center,
Abilene, Salina, Ellsworth and
Hays City, 111 the southern half
ot Kausas wc have Lawrence, Topeka,
Emporia, Ottawa, Ft. Scott, Garnett,
Parsons, Cherokee. Winfleld, Welling
ton, Marion, Newton, Wichita,
Hutchinson. Mcpherson, and fifty
other good towns that are the centers
oi a largo and rapidly developing
territory. These communities demand
such railroad facilities cast and west,
north and south, as will give them op
portunities to reach the best markets
Wo Havo Seen Only the Befflnnlnc.
Trom Gov. John A. Martin's address in Smith
The prosperity of this state is based
upon its farm products. Our mineral
resources are, iu comparison with
Hg.iculturul productions, small aud
unimportant. Wc have lead in the
southeast; vc have coal iu many sec
tion", and tlic supply is equal 'to the
wants of our people: wc'Iiuvr salt and
gyisum in abundance. But the
wealth of Kanas lies iu our harvest
fields. Our pro-pcrity is based pri
marily upon tha plow. Kausas em
braces over lifty-lwo million acres of
land. Fullv fifty million acres of this
vnst area of country is capable of pro
ducing luxuricnt crops. Only a little
over thirteen million acres less than
ouc-fourlh of the entire area is now
under cultivation; and the land classed
as 'under cultivation" includes nearly
five million acres of prairie grass.
Practically, therefore, only about
seven million acres of Kansas soil has
becu touched by the plow. Yet the
products this year will aggregate fully
ten million bushels of wbcat,two hun
dred million bushels of corn, six mil
lion bushels of rye, three million bush
els of oats, and seven million bushels
of Irish potatoes making two hun
dred and twenty-six million bushels of
these five crops.
It ia not possible, as yet, to estimate
the value of the field -rops of Kansas
including grasses, fur the year 1885;
but their value of the previous year
Kansas had last year 5,444,391 head
of stock, valued at $115,045,050.
We have planted nearly twenty-two
million fruit trees, and have one hun
dred and thirty thousand acres of ar
tificial forest trees.
The assessed valuation of the prop
erly of the state, for the year 1885, ag
gregates $148,820,262, au iucreasc over
last vcar of $11,806,505. The real es
tate aggregates in value $123,000,000.
au increase of nearly six millions over
the valuation of last year. The rail
road property of the stale is valued at
$30,367,820, au increase of $1,911,912,
and we have 4,180 miles of completed
railway within our borders.
This is all tho growth of thirty years.
I conld. perhaps, more accurately say
of twenty years; for Kansas hardly
began to grow until the spring- of 1865,
when tho home returning soldiers and
the railroads came together. The de
velopment of Kansas during these two
decades cuaucnges comparison wun
that of any country iu the world. An
irresistible impuls'e seems to have
broueht hither the best blood aud
brain of all the nations of the world.
Our schools, colleges, universities and
churches rival those of tho oldest coun
tries, and railways, traversing nearly
every organized county, bring a
market to every farmer's granary.
It is asked now and then, can this
wonderful growth continue? Why
should it not continue? Less thau one
fourth of the eutiro area of Kansas, as
I havo stated, is under cultivation;
there arc millions of acres yet un
occupied; tho immigration to Kansas
this year is unprecedented, aud the
huma'n encrev which is asscmbliug
here with such unprecedented rapidity
must produce results even moro rc
markabl than those wrought during
the past two decades. The develop
ment of the present is only tho dawn
of that which is to be. Tho Kansas of
to-day only foreshadows the Kansas
ot the future.
1 make this statcmnt with a lull re
alization of its mcauiug. I know that
theie are many, even of our own peo
ple, who believe that a very large sec
tion of tlic western third of our state
can never be successfully tilled. But
actual experiment is shattering this
theory. The lino making the western
boundary of agriculture is a myth. It
goes westward with the settlement.
The rain belt travels with the plow.
It has been located on half a dozen
degrees of longitude. It was on the
Itltio river when I camo to the state,
uc.irlv thirty years airo. The valleys
of Iho Republican, the Arkansas aud
the Solomon were tuoii regimen as
rainless as deserts. But the lino moved
westward, vcar bv year, until it
reached the hundredth meridian. Be
yond this, by almost universal assent,
it was declared that successful farming
was not possible. Yet in tho north-c-n
tier three counties lying west of
that line, and running through to Col
orado, aro teeming with a
busy aud aggressive population;
and these peoplo point to crops
of wheat and corn equalling any ever
grown elsewhcro, as the most convinc
ing answer that can be made to the as
sertion that western Kausas is sterile
aud rainless. On tho far southwest
liuo tho dcvelopcmcnt of the harvests
produced are equally astonishing and
convincing. The samo wide and beau
tiful valleys, tho samo rich uplaud, the
same deep aud productive soil, tho
samo luxuriant vegatation," are the
characteristics of these far west coun
tics,as they are of the counties wat
ered by tho Delcwarc, the Kansas aud
i ho Neosha, aud tho samo blue sky
aud pure air bonds above aud envel
opes tho whole of this great slate of
ours from the Missouri to tho Colora
Willi this fair land as his homo, with
this productive soil as his workshop
aud with the rare aud healtful atmos
phere of Kansas to stimulate his cu
ergy, the farmer of this state ought to
bo contented and prosperous. Cer
tainly in no other state have tho op
portunities for securing pleasant
homes and productive farms been so
favorable and so numerous as hero iu
Kansas. Certainly in no other land
has so much material wealth been dug
out ot tho earth in so short a time as
here ii Kansas. Ccrtaluly iu no other
country under the shining stars have
so many poor and struggling men won
modest fortunes by honest industry as
here iu Kansas. And ccrtaluly the
future of Kansas promises a growth
aud development as rapid, and as sub
stantial, as that of the past.
I speak of tho future thus confident
ly, because, after all, the richest heri
tage of Kansas is the imperial man
hood of its citizenship. No stato in
Iho Union, no country in the world,
can boast a braver or more intelligent,
enterprising, liberty-loving and law
respecting population. From tho date
of its organization np to the present
time, Kansas has been receiving the
best blood and brain of the civilized
world. Hither thirty years ago came
thronging a host of bright and gener
ous men, to protect tms tair lanu
against Iho aggressions of slavery.
Here six years bcrbre Mr. Lincoln is
sued his llrnt call for volunteers, tho
war which wan to strike from the slave
his shackles whs begun; nud here, de
fying alike the power and blandisli
uicuts of tho national adminis
tration, the opponent' of slavery won
their first victory. Hither the union
saved and freedom nationalized,
tlimllt.fMl a (.rent a.lnt. ..I" rntil!...
men who had foui-ht on cverv battle
field of tho late war, aud who, during
lour years ot peril aud ot hardifiips,
nan illustrated uy calm nnd patient
endurance, anil by the most magnifi
cent courage and patriotism, the
graudest virtue of American manhood,
tlcro is a people who have wiped a
desert from the map of tho continent,
and replaced it with a garden. Here
are the men who have pushed tho
plains to the foothills of the moun
tains; who have dotted tho treeless
plains with forests; and who have
made solitudes of the bison the home
of tho happy. Of what achievements
or conquests in the arts or industries
of niece is such a population not capa
ble? AVhcrc arc ruts that bound the
progress and divelopemcnt of a
state having such a citizenship,
I do not believe that anyone now
living can guess orgague the possibili
ties of this great state of ours. A
century hence Kansas may reach the
-full statue of its material growth; but
iiui. lulling uur niu nine win mis ma
turity ot development be witnessed:
not during our day and generation
will this young commonwealth reach
a poiut where further advance is no
longer possible. The Kansas of Ihc
future can say of his state, as docs the
Kansas of to-dav.
This is tho land of ovcrv land the Dride.
Beloved by Heaven o'er all the world be
Where brighter suns dispense, serener lieht.
And milder moons imparadiso tho night;
A land or beauty, virtue, valor, truth.
Time-lutored"aeo and lovo exalted youth.
This is the spot of earth supremely blest
A dearer, sweeter spot than all tho rest.
Tho faithful, stalwart Republicans
of Kansas can always be relied upon.
Republicanism is born in flic blood
and bred in the bouc of the intelligent,
liberty-loving people of this State.
Aud the results of the county elections
this year arc peculiarly gratifying.
For the first timcat an "off year" dur
ing the past ten or fifteen years, the
Republicans have made "a clean
sweep" in such counties as Sedgwick,
Barton, Mitchell, Cloud, Bourbon,
Johnson, Wyandotte, Franklin, An
derson, Coffee, Cherokee, Otta
wa, Saline, Dickinson, Pottawa
tomie, Marshall, Sumner,
and Labette, electing their entire
ticket.. In Shawnee, Cowley. Lyon,
Osboriie, Riley, Crawford, Rice, Ma
rion, Clay, anil others they also "swept
the board" by splendid majorities for
every candl ate, while iu Jefferson,
Chase. Davis and a few others they
did nearly as well, losing only one
candidate, in some instances tlic
Sheriff, in others the Treasurer.
The only cxceptiou to tne ruio oi
substantial'or compelent Republican
victories, this year, appears to be in
Leavenworth county, where tho Dem
ocrats elected their entire tickit.
. 9, '85.
Wellinotot, Kan., Nov
To the Editor of the Ea-fle:
The boys who some time ago robbed
the drawer of Philip's house, have
had their trial and get ono year each
in the Pen. at hard labor.
Dr. Shepard has arrived home
again, and is looking as well as usual.
The new buildings now almost com
pleted on the second block south of
the court house beautifies that part
of town not a little.
The street railway and gas light are
looked forward to with great anxiety.
The baud with the golden troupe
was the best drilled band that ever
played in the streets of Wellington,
the music also was first-class.
The Sumner counuty medical asso
ciation meets in Wellington at the
office of Drs. lireucmau & Emerson
ou November 10. Doctors please take
note and govern )oursclvcsaccori,ing
ly. All are requested to bo present
and help make this an entertaining
meeting. Several papers arc to be
presented by members of the association.
Geuda Si'iu-sas, Ks , Nov. 9, 1885.
To the Editor of tho Eazle.
Everything is quiet siuco the elec
tion. The whole Republican ticket
win elecfed in both Sumner and Cow
Quite a number of Wi'hila people
have been nt the Springs I'd- season,
and none, so far as wc know, have
gone away without being benefitted.
Micro arc tuo railroads striving to
gain this, poiut now, the Geuda
Springs; Caldwell & Western, and the
Ft. Smith, Wellington Ss Northwest
ern, both of which will probably bo
here inide of one year. The proposi
tion when submitted will read so as to
give the bonds to the road that first
reaches the townhip. Wc can ouly
vote bonds to the ainouut of $30,000,
therefore the road coining iu hut will
get ouly a small vtiantitj of the $30,-
One of our prominent business men,
J. O. Oi Id well, had the misfortune to
have his safe blown open last Tuesday
night by somo professional turglars.
It was doue neatly aud quickly.
Some two hundred dollars were taken.
The scamps made good their cscapo
aud covered their tracks well, as there
is no clue.
The Wichita Eaole man was iu our
midst last Friday, taking subscriptions
nnd orders fur legal blank papers.
Hon. C. R. Mitchell goes to Welling
ton to-day to attend court.
The Arkansas Citv -railroad com
mittee go to Caldwell to-day to make
a compromise with the fellows con
cerning the starting point of thcG.,
S. C. & Western railroad.
There wnsamin by the name of
Pardcins committed suicide by jump
ing off tho Santa Fe train two miles
north of Arkansas City last Thursday
Mr. tilolfeltcr, of Bolton township,
dropped dead with heart disease,
while in the Territory last Friday
after a load of wood.
The K. C.&S. W. R. R.is uow
graded within three miles of Arkansas
City. X. H.
Appearances indicate that track
j laying on the D. M. A A. is now likely
iu mi uuaii-u iiuiu spring, iv c nave
no authority for this statement simp
ly judge from, appearances. Conway
How's this? Our correspondent,
last week, said, crapbaticallyjhat iron
would be going kown this wrck, and
from Conway Springs.
Wc are now in receipt of iho Daily
Eaole, of Wichita, the boss daily In
Southern Kansas. It is au out-spoken
Republican paper, and ably edited by
M. M. Murdock. In connection with
the office is a large establishment for
the manufacture of all kindsof blanks,
uianic ucoks, etc. ihe new register at
iho Summit House, is a fair sample oi
their work, and stands equal to the
best. Speareville Blade.
AjurArus Crrr, Nor. 6. J. E. Parkins,
s building contractor of tail place and for
merly of Kansas City, threw himself be
tween the can to-day, about half a mile
north of here, and was badly mangled. He
had been np the toad aad wru on his way
home. Train men report that he attempted
the tame thing at Seeley, but was prevented.
He is still alive, but his injuries aro fatal.
FROM SCOTT COUNTY.
To the Editor of the Eanut.
I have read "Bob's" letter from
Scott couuty to tho EmpoV
ia Republican. As a rcsi
rcsident of the county, and a close ob
server, I would say that in tho main
Bob has shown the county up in its
true light, but he evidently bad somo
free rides and some free entertain
ment at Scott City, and felt called up
on to give it and its land lords a free
advertisement, aud to do so he was
obliged to draw on his reserve stock
of prevarication. One would know
by his letter that he was pumped full
by the Scolt City Towusite company.
He says that Scott county is well wa
tered, and then adds that a new towu
has been started just five miles west
of Scott City which will probably suc
ceed if they contract with the Scott
City Towusite company to furnish
their water. The fact" arc that a com
pany of capitalists trom Wichita
and other eastern cities have
been looking over Scott couuty
with a view to establish
ing a county seat, and were favorably
impressed with the location Bob
speaks of; as it is iu Ihc center of a
the good farmiug lauds of Scott coun
ty Scott City being in tho geograph
ical center, but beiug situated, as it is,
ou tho edge of a basin or "muck
swail" thousands of acres in extent, its
trade mut cotno from tne north, west
and cast; the Scott compauy
rccognizo the fact, and when they
heard of the proposed settlement they
drew a sich that brought their boot
straps iuto close proximity with their
pallates, and tho editor of the Times
kerfiumixed and rolled iu it. That
paper is always talkiug about the uui-
vsrsal shallow wells throughout tho
county, but says, "There is uo water
to be had at the new settlement. Tho
facts arc that the best wells and pur
est water is found iu gravel, and has
not tho muddy or milky appearance of
the Scott City water. At present
Scott City has uo water, and the peo
plo have to go to neighboring wells
for their supply, the trouble being
that the well ropo in the city well
broke, and the eutcrprising town
company have not the enterprise to
repaint. If Bob or the Scott City
town people want a nice cool drink of
pure, fresh water, they ran find it
plentiful, with facilities for drowning,
at tho new settlement, their reports
and publications to tho contrary not
KANSAS CITY A WORTHLESS HOG.
Wichita thinks there is a howling
need for a wholesale butcher shop
within her metes and bounds. What
is tho matter with the Eaole office?
K. C. Times.
Xothiug. The Eaole is engaged in
the butchering business as tho Times
undoubtedly feels from tho amount
of squceling it does, but the carcass
threalhons to be worthless by the time
we are through with it. What tho
Eaole is after is a butcher shop for
cattle as well for hogs.
Ar.oo.MA, Kan., Nov. 9, 1885.
To the Editor or the Eagle.
Owing to pressure of other duties
Jinks has uot been able to report for
for some time.
Xow that the election is over, cx
citcmedt of apolitical nature has sub
sided and, as tho Republicans elected
every ono of their nominees, for coun
ty offices, they enjoy an inward feel
ing of, "well done, faithful servants,"
&c, while the Democrats have resum
ed their daily vocations, knowing that
they have to c-it if they didn't aet an
The firm of Salter & Kiuscy has
becu dissolved, Mr. Salter retiring.
Mr. Kiuscy will continue the business
and hereafter sell hardware strictly
for ca-h at greatly reduced prices.
Mr. Salter will remain at Argunia and
perhaps open a laud aud loan office,
and qualify himself for the practice of
law. Mr. S. is a son of Ex-Governor
Salter, of Cherry vale, aud h.;ing a
good academic education, will un
doubtedly succeed in tlic profession
of his choice.
The list wc heard of S. L. Jours, tho
sheriff, elect, of Suincr county, he was
suffering from blood poisoning, caus
by an accidental injury received while
making the canvass.
The meetings at the Baptist church
under the direction of Rev.s Brady
aud Fortune, will continue through
this week. These meetings have been
going ou for nearly two weeks, and
considerable interest is being awak
ened. P. S. Kline, the contractor, has a
large force at work on the Frantz
Several new buildings aro under
headway, and Argonia continues to
One of the results of a Democratic
administration is a postal card famine.
Our P. M. has been out of cards for
two months, and don't know why he
don't receive them.
Peter Stewart, of Wellington, sold a
largo herd of cattle nt this place last
week, they sold at auction and
brought good prices.
A great deal of corn is being sold
here now, and brings from 18 to 22
ccuts per bushel.
Several deaths among children from
membranous croup, have occurred iu
this part of tho county within tho
past few days.
Win. Mathcwsou, accompanied by
J. F. McMulIcn and others, came down
from Wichita last Saturday evening to
institute a lodge of the I. O. O. F.
The new lodge starts out with a mem
bership of twenty-five, with tho fol
lowing officers: X. G. John Hender
son; V. G. Levi Cook; Trcas. O
Kiuscy; See. D. F. Janeway; Cou.
Chas. Hickock; W. John Kenedy; It,
S. X. G. W. D. Holland;L. S.X. G.
I. It. Mason; It. S. V. G.-Ja. Ilcd-
rick;L. S. V. G. K. E. Polk; L. S.
S. J. Arnold.
Farmers are setting out a great
many fruit trees this fall, judging
from the amount of uursery stock
that has beeu shipped into this place.
Tho Ryan brothers started for Kan
sas county yesterday. Jinks.
Tho Wichita EAOi.E,now that Daven
port is defeated, thinks that ho is a
"million -iiro dude." The Eaule
made no such discovery before tho
clcctiou. and we doubt now if it can
prove that Mr. Davenport is cither a
millionaire or a dude. Athison Cham
pion. Your observations aro entirely gra
tuitous. Wc made tho discovery be
fore the election, but whoever heard
of drawing the "moral" before the
talo was recited.
Yes, Mr. Champion, Mr. Davenport
Is a millionaire dudo whose occupancy
of the Gubernatorial chair of Xew
York for two years would havo hurt
tho Republican party more thau his
clectiou would have done r.is party
Kausas City is ahead on railroads
and in the matter of railroad rates,
too. K. C. Journal.
And will be the tall ot the majority
of them in a twelve mouth.
There is a ronort that John M. Glo
ver, Joseph Pulitzer, John Cockerill
aud Stilson Hutchins havo.bought tho
St. Louis Republican, and that Mr.
Cockerill will be managing editor.
We fear this news will be too good to
There was a rumor iu St. Louis on
Friday to the effect that a consolida
tion of tho Uuion Pacific and Missouri
Pacific systems was pending between
the Xcw York and Boston interests.'
Let 'em dive ahead, such a consolida
tion wouldn't hurt Wichita.
Wo are surprised to see Kansas City
show up a 105,042 population with
such au adverse wind from the direc
tion of Wichita. Junction City
Shooting Barber County,
MxDiccne Lodoi, Nov. tV A shooting
affray occurred here yesterday, resulting in
seriously wounding G. W. Martin, a promi
nent citizen and attorney of Medicine Lodge
The affair grew out of an article written by
Martin, referring rather damajp'ngly to tho
past history of Bubo Lake, of Lake City,
who was tho Democratic candidate for com
missioner in this county. Mr. Lake's son,
.Uiley Lake, came In town yesterday, and
meeting Martin in one of tho leading drug
stores, or saloons, after a few words struck
him a heavy blow on tho head with his re
volver. Martin then drew his pistol, but be
fore ho could use It ho was (hot by Lake.
The wounded man is laid to bo in a critical
condition, yet thers'aro somo hopes of his
recovery. Both men were very mnob under
the influence of liquor at tho time.
Tho returns from tho election in Barber
county are as follows.
County Clerk 15. J. Taliaferro, Republi
can. Treasurer CapL John Bodgers, Repub
lican. Surveyor E. W. Hill,. Republican.
County Commissioner John McGrath,
Register of Deeds J.P.Hall, Democrat.
Sheriff Chas. D. Xelson, DemocraL
Coroner Dr. W. H. Meinckc, Democrat.
Special Dispatch to the Daily Eagle.
Ft. Reno, via Ft. Elliott, Txxas, Nov.
7th, 5 p. m. The first catch of ono hun
dred boomers, forty wagons and their camp
ing outfits were brought in to this military
post to-day by a detachment of troops. The
remaining trespassers will be brought in as'
rapidly as captured by the detachments of
troops engaged in the work, and which aro
still out, can do it. The troop reporting say
that tho Oklahoma district is full of boom
en. Col. Sumner commanding, under
orders, proposes making a clean sweep. Tho
boomers already brought in will be held,
hero until all those remaining in tho district
aro captured. M.
Special Dispatch to the Dally Eagls.
Caldwell, Kas Nov. 7. Yesterday two
U. S. deputies came to this city from Well
burton for the purpose of pulling all tha
joints and arresting all inmates therein. In
their rounds they arrested one man and
made preparations to take him to Well
ington on the afternoon train' tfn arri-rug
at tha depot with their prisoner they were
surrounded by a mob of about thirty deter
mined men who commanded them to return
with the prisoner to the city. Ono
of them with the marshal of this city
took the prisoner and put him back in tho
jail, to await reinforcements from Welling
ton. Last night the mob took tho key of
tha lockup away from someone having it
and liberated the prisoner. The prisoner
cannot be found. Many people hero aro
excited over such a state of affairs and aro
awaiting further developments.
In the Ditch.
Utica. X. Y- Nov. 9. It is reported that
a serious accident has occurred on the West
Shore road, about one mile west of Little
Falls. Six passenger coaches ran into a
ditch. One lady is said tc be lulled and a
number of persons seriously hart, among
them Assemblyman Pratt, of Rochester.
The train that is derailed is ro. oi , of tho
Chicago & St. Louis limited. The railroad
people are very reticent, and particulars aro
hard to be obtained.
Tie followinz facts reeardinz the acci
dent on tho West Shore road bars been fur
nished by the companies: Train Xo. 57.
west bound, which left at C o'clock last
nieht. passed Little Falls and ran off the
track about one mile west of there about
12:30 this monunsr. The accident is said to
have been caused uy a washout. The en
gine passed over safely, bnt the tender broke
loose and ran off the track with the whole
train. The tender was wedged into the side
of the first sleeper. Mrs. C. R. Pratt, of
Rochester, a passenger in the sleeper, was
killed; her husband was slightly injurt-d;
Judge , of Springfield, lit. was slightly
injured; J. J. Weston, of New York, right
lee sprined; one of the porters on the Pull
man car was badly injured and another
slightly hart. The baggage car, smoking
car, and one passenger car wero slightly
broken. The passengers wero transferred
to another train which passed tho wreck
four hours later.
Tha Dead Actor.
PniiAPELrniA, Xov. 9. It has been de
cided to hold a post mortem examination
over the remains of John McCullough and a
full synopsis of the case, which will be an
important one from a medical standpoint,
wiu be made. Xo arrangements have been
made for the funeral, except that his body
will be placed ta a vault at Cedar Hill ceme
tery on Thursday. Robson, Crane, Flor
ence, Collier and other fellow actors and
friends propose erecting monuments to his
memory, and until the location Is selected
tho body will remain In the vault.
PuiLADELntXA, Xov. 9. The faneralof
John McCullough will take placo Thurs
day next at 11 o'clock at St. Ueorj-e's hall
In this city. The pall-bearers will be Ed
win Booth, Jno. B. Carson of Chicago. Win.
H. Thompson of St. Louis, Wm. J.Flor
ence of Xew York, Mathew Canning of
Philadelphia, Henry Edwards of Xew York,
Wm. F. Johnson of Philadelphia, and Jas.
W.Collins, Jno. A. CockriU and Wm.
Conner of Xaw York.
CotrvBtrs, 0., Xov 9. Out of a force of
about fire thousand miners in tho Hocking
Valley and Central Ohio regions, less than
two hundred wero engaged to-day. The in
fluence of the strikers has extaned to the
furnaces and all have closed with two ex
ceptions, and it is expected they will shut
down this week. The operators claim that
the only thing for them to do is to closo
down their property. The Columbus,
Hocking Valley A Toledo railroad has dis
charged train men and employees to tho
number of several hundred ia order to save
expenses. There is an inclination on the
part of a certain element among the miners
to reinaugurate vandalism, and already two
or three attempts to destroy mine property
have been frustrated
Auditor of State Kiesewetter was arraign
ed before the mayor this eveninc charged
with shooting, with intent to kill, W. J.
Elliott at the Xeal house last evening. Uo
entered a plea of not guilty, and thejrelim
nary hearing was set for next Monday.
PiTisBtnto. Pa.. Xov. 9. An early col
lapse of the miners' strike along the Monon
gahela river is anticipated. Great destitu
tion is reported among the miners.
Secret Man-lass and Itsi Fruits.
Stbacusi. X. Y- Xov. 9. Wm. Wilbur,
a university graduate, and Clara Greenly
graduate of high school here, were secretly
taamed last June and nave not uvea to
gether since. Wilbur visited tha boose to
day where he found the mother aad daugh
ter. The former ordered hhn oat oi the
house, whereupon Wilbur seised pair of
shears and stabbed both women though not
fatally. He was arrested. Action for di
vorce has been bs-rsahytae giriwna is
considered very pretty. Wilbur has a bro
ther in an insane asylum.
AccldentaMy Shot Himself.
Xaxsas Crrr. Nov. 91 The Journal's St.
Joseph, Mo., special says: J. A. Seines,
wealthy farmer of this yfcinity, while hunt
ing to-day, discharged his gun accidentally
a-su received the contests ol both barrels in
his breast, causing instant death.