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MEDICINE LODGE, KANSAS, DECEMBER 28, 1904.
Clarence L. Landreth and Mag
gie Sanders of Hazelton were unit
ed in marriage on Wednesday ev
ening, Dec. iist by Rev. V. A.
Posey. . The groom is a son of Mr.
and Mrs. L. M. Landreth, formerly
of this city, and the bride is a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Sand
ers. Both of the contracting" par
ties have many friends in Hazelton
and vicinity and are recognized as
energeticand worthy young people.
Henry D. Brattain of Capron, O.
T., and Mable G. Jones, of Fairy,
O. T., were married by Probate
Judge Gleason at the residence of
Ed. Williams and wife in this city
on Thursday evening, Dec. 22nd.
The only Christmas wedding
which has come to our notice is
that of Charles V. McIIone and
Orrell E. Clements. The groom is
from Greenwood county and the
bride resides at Sun City.
Harry Xewkirk of Kiowa and
Miss Gail Moore of this city will
be married this evening at the
home of Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Moore.
Announcement of the approaching
event was made last week.
GRAND BALL FRIDAY NIGHT.
Old and young alike can enjoy
the social ball and entertainment
at the opera house on Friday night
of this week. Those who do not
care to dance can indulge in cards
and parlor games. The rear pait
of the hall will be suitably furnish
ed for that purpose.
The music will be furnished by
Walslad's orchestra composed of
musicians of Medicine Lodge and
Ochiltree, Texas. All are invited
whether they dance or not.
A FIRE SIGNAL.
There was a little excitement on
the streets yesterday morning and
a hard run with the hose cart on
account of a phone that J.N. Tinch
er's house was on fire, but when
the crowd got to the house there
was little indication of damage.
It is stated by some that a fire had
started at the flue of the kitchen
roof while others say it was merely
burning of soot. Whatever it was,
there was no harm in sounding the
alarm. It was a bad morning for
a fire and if one had started, sever
al other residences on Walnut
street would have been greatly en
dangered. This was the quickest response
to a fire alarm that wc can recall.
niS CHRISTMAS PRESENT.
The most appropriate and
unique Christmas present handed
out in Medicine Lodge this year
was one which Frank J. Warren,
our incoming county treasurer, got
from the Christmas tree. Some
times the most valuable things are
put up in small parcels parcels and
it was so in this instance. It is
not lawful to disclose the secret
but if any of our readers desire to
know we would advise them to get
into r ranks confidence and find
out. As we understand it, the mo
uvc ot the donor was to hand to
Mr. Warren a miniature represen
tation of trials and tribulations
that are to come. The tell it on
him that he devotes a few hours of
every night to admiring his new
The Alva Pioneer says: A let
ler irom rrea finger announces
that he and Mrs.Finger became the
. happy parents' of a fine boy, De
cember 10th. Fred seems to be
worried some because - the Tittle
democrat didn't arrive prior to the
election. However, if he grows up
to be as good a man and as sure a
democratic voter as his pa, he will
win laurels for himself. .
"PEACE ON EARTH."
The birthday of the Christ and
Savior was impressively observed in
Medicine Lodge. There were beau
tiful Christmas trees at the Baptist,
ChristiapjMethodist, Episcopal and
Presbyterian churches and if there
is a little heart in the city that was
not made happy its name has not
been made known. Christmas tide
is the grandest period in the year
for both young and old, and at
each anniversary of the birth of
Jesus of Nazereth we are all wont
to lay aside our business cares and
enter into social communion with
one another. If it were not for
the blessed holidays possibly many
of us would forget the sacred prin
ciple of love and good will among
men. We cannot understand all
of the tilings of the wide Universe,
but there is no human heart so
depraved but that does not in some
way give vent to his gratitude for
the blessings the human race enjoy.
TOM McNEAL GETS IT.
It is announced from Topeka
that our former townsman, Hon. T.
A. McNeal, was last week appoint
ed secretary to Gov. Hoch. The
job pays $2000.00 per year. Tom
also has his eye on the state print-
ership and if he lands he will re
sign the secretaryship and give
some other patriot a chance.
Since there is no chance for a
democrat in Kansas to get any of
the snaps, we are glad to see Bar
ker county men arid ex-IJgrberites
get their feet under the table.
Down this way a $2000 job looks
big and they all envy Tom.
There were less than the usual
amount of Christmas raffles this
vear but the articles disposed of
were much more valuable than or
dinary. Bill Tackett who is now
serving a long term in the peniten
tiary and who at one time live at
Lake City but afteward attained
considerable notoriety in the crim
inal world, sent a beautiful table
containing 1500 pieces of inlaid
work, a jewel box and a hair bri
dle, all his own make, to the city a
weeks ago to be raffled off.
The table and jewel box were dis
posed of at the Gem Drug Store
and the bridle was raffled off bv
Geo. Horton at R. E. Kathrens'
barber shop. H. H.. Case got the
table at No. 100, the first number
drawn. 1. B. Gano crot the bridle
No. 64, and Dr. Coleman got the
jewel box, the lucky number being
88. All of the articles are cems.
The Index last week secured a
correspondent at Sharon and Deer-
head. We hone to retain both, and
would like to see other communi
ties represented in our columns.
When you are looking for Holi
day Goods dont forget to examine
dar,is c Co's Stock. Corner Main
and Kansas avenue. . Opposite the
Nothing but the very best mate.
rial used in all classes of work at
Dr. Wiley's dental office. Teeth
extracted positively without pain.
Office over H. D. Fair's store.
A. A. Marchel yesterday closed
out the apples he had left to A. B.
Wilkins. Mr. Marchel considers
that he did pretty well to retail
two car loads of apples this fall.
A sawmill is somewhat of a
noveltyjn this county, yet one will
soon be in operation at the Shaw
& McRoberts ranch on Mule creek.
There is quite a number of large
cottonwood trees there and from
them lumber will be sawed with
which to build a large house and
barn on the ranch. A Mr. Frazier
from I-ake City is putting in the
mill. Work thereon -will begin
soon. Coldwater Star.
Commissioners' court next week.
Young America is enjoying a
vacation this week.
Dr. J. R. VanNess . transacted
business at Coldwater a few days
F. D. Elliott and wife have tak
en rooms for the present in the
commodious residence of A. B.
Wilkins and wife. '
Jesse Shamberger of Mingona
came home last Friday to spend
Christmas vacation. He is attend
ing college at McPherson.
Read Adams & Co's "ad." Re
member that they mean what they
say. You can't afford to miss the
pportunities they give you.
' A second daughter joined the
family circle at the home of U. C.
Herr and wife on Wednesday
morning, the 21st.
Jack Nester ate Christina's turkey
at Great Bend. It is whispered
that Jack is making arrangements
to follow the good example of Fred
Howard Painter of Algiers, lad.,
arrived Saturday night to visit with
his uncle, D. F. Painter, and other
relatives. This is his second visit
to Kansas. "
Geo. L. Jackson and wife welcomed-
a handsome son into their
home last Wednesday morning,
Dec. 21st. Dr. Moore in attend
Miss Frankie Young and Miss
Alice Rudolph who are attending
Mt. Carmel academy at Wichita
came home last week to spend va
cation. Mis.Bianche Scantier of LaR
j. u J
Illinois, formerly Miss Blanche Ly
tic, arrived last Thursday to spend
the holidays visiting with her
mother, Mrs. J. J. Chadwick.
Elder. A. O. Walker has made an
engagement with the Christian
Territorial Board of Oklahoma to
do evangelistic work. He will
leave here to assume duty in his
new field February 1st.
The new postoffice fixtures ar
rived on Tuesday of last week and
B. E. Wadsworth and O. J. Hitt
began work af once putting them
in. It now looks as though the
new office will be ready for busi
ness on New Year day.
Revfand Mrs. W. A. Cain of
Abilene spent Christmas with their
Medicine Lodge friends. Rev. Cain
assisted in the Christmas exercises
at the Baptist church Saturday
night and on Sunday morning and
evening conducted regular church
services. The friends of Rev. and
Mrs. Cain were glad to see and
meet them, . .
Col. John MacGregor, who was
president of the Victor Murdock
club during the campaign, is in a
fair way to reap hfs reward. Col.
Mac. received a telegram fromCon
gressman Murdock recently, stating
that a special pension bill granting
him a $24 increase had passed the
house and had been sent to the
senate. There is no doubt of its
passage there. His entire month
ly stipend will henceforth be 36.
C. M. Johnson and mother, Mrs
Emma Johnson, departed last' Fri
day for a holiday visit at Cassville
Mo. On Christmas day there was
a grand re-union at the home of
Mrs. Johnson's parents and several
generations were represented
Charley and his mother had to re
sort to strategy to keep Zeal from
going with them but they - worked
it all right, and he had to spend
his Christmas at home looking -af
ter the hotel business. Zeal say;
he will, get even.
People say that the finest grocer
ies in town are at H. T. Wood
ward & Son's. Phone 38.
Miss Delia Jones has returned
from her trip to New Mexico.
Those suits for men and boys are
the finest out. Woodward & Son
Don Carmichael and wife of
Chanute came over Saturday to
visit with relatives.
Mrs. W. S. Gant went to Win-
field on Monday to visit a few
weeks with her parents.
Ed Pucket who works for A. D.
Shaw, is seriously ill with brain
trouble. Dr. Coleman is attend
ing him. -
W. H. Drury, the new Deerhead
merchant, was in town last Wed
nesday. He reports business start
ins: in well.
A. V. McRoberts of'the Shaw &
McRoberts ranch in Comanche
county, was "stormed in" in the
city Monday and yesterday.
Mrs. P. L. Lake left Saturday
morning to spend Christmas with
her parents who reside near Wichi
ta while her husband is attending
the state teachers' association at
Four papers for $1.30. You can
get The Index, The Farmer and
Stockman, The Farm Gazette and
the Home-Makcr, all for $1.30.
Subscribe while this unparalleled
There was another big northern
er in this part of the country on
Monday and the freeze at night
was something terrific for this
country. The prospects far an ice
crop are good.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Whiopo, of
Ochiltree, Texas, arrived yesterday
on a visit with J. C. Walstad and
wife. Mr. Whippo is a fine clari
net player and will assist the or
chestra in furnishing music for the
dance Friday night.
From the tracks left on the
streets Christmas morning, we
are inclined to believe that some
people besides those who attended
Christmas- tree exercises exjoyed
themselves on Christmas eve. On
one stairway we noticed a- dead
"Autocrat" in a pool of blood.
A young sport of this city has
threatened to file a damage suit
against the city for permitting, the
sidewalk to pound his face. The
sidewalks have been very rude, if
not brutal, with several of our dis
tinguished citizens during the past
several months and it seems to us
that there is righteous cause for
A. D. McKenzie of Colorado, Mrs.
Dr. Wiley's father, arrived in the
city last week to spend the holi
days. Mrs. McKenzie preceded him
-here a few weeks. From here thev
expect to go south on a visit. Last
week Mr. McKenzie was delighted
with our climate, but since Mon
day morning we had no desire to
press him for an expression on that
Remember the "dance at the
era house Friday night.
Strayed or stolen from my ranch
12 miles nortn west of Kiowa, Kan
sas, 4 head of cattle, one-year-olds
last spring, branded (quarter
circle V) oh left hip, marked either
half under-slope or lialf under-crop
in each ear. I will pay a reasona
ble reward for information or de
livery of same.
I win also pay a Reward
of $250.00 for the con
viction of any person
stealing stock in any
of above brands - or
.V. S. CQOE.
I desire to announce to my Medicine Lodge
and Barber County friends that I will be
ready for business next MONDAY, January
2, 1905. My goods will be new throughout,
and will consist of General Merchandise, Sta
ple and Fancy Groceries, Flour and Feed.
A lot of Fine Winter Apples at bottom
prices. My purpose will be to strive to please,
and I will be glad to meet all my old friends
and gain new ones.
RECIPE FOR FRUIT PUNCH.
Delicious and Also Strictly Temper
The hostess who Is a strict prohi
bitionist is sometimes at a loss for
good drinks to serve at her afternoon
reception. Tea and chocolate are so
commonplace that she is not to be
blamed if she does cast her eyes long
ingly at the punch receipes and wish
her principles were not quite so strict.
However, there is nothing more intox
icatingly delicious, in the perfectly
proper ui- of the term ihan fruit
To make this consoling temperance
beverage put one pound each of rasp
berries and currants into a bowl.
Mash them to a pulp, add four quarts
of water and let tho mixture stand
covered for two or three hours. Boil
four cups each of granulated sugar
and water, dropping in a bit of lemon
rind. Ten minutes', boiling is long
enough. When cold add the juice of
eight lemons and six oranges. Strain
both mixtures and pour them together.
To give it smartness add one pound of
candied cherries and a quart of "finely
Not the most enthusiastic member
of the white ribbon society could ob
ject to this; in fact, even a toper
would enjoy a cup of it. Besides it
gives you a chance to use your new
punch bowl, and yoa have no idea
what a pretty showing the drink
MICROBES FOR FIELD MICE.
French Scientist Has a Means of Ex
terminating tho Pest.
The pest of field mice has been
growing in some of the rural districts
of France until it has reached such a
stage that the government has taken
action, and a novel and highly scien
tific method of killing the mice has
been resorted to. Poison was tried
at first, but it was found that It was
eaten, with fatal effect, by domestic
animals as well as the mice.
Dr. Danysz of the Pasteur Institute
made some experiments with .mi
crobes which are fatal, to mice, some
years ago, and discovered a bug which
kills them, but is not fatal to domes
tic animals. The government has tak
en this up and appropriated a good
sized sum" of money to distribute cul
tures of this microbe throughout tho
The cultures will be sent Into the
country, where a small quantity of
salt water will be mixed with them,
and then oats soaked in the liquid.
This grain will be distributed in the
fields, and it is said that the disease
thus scattered spreads rapfiHy and 93
per cent dio within ten days.
Students of Political- Economy.
One of the most interesting youngii0, P , n- -JS!S'
n,ihWnnpn in i.or,,, , in a serious tone: 'Tell-me,
isngiisnwomen in America in many
a year is Lady Dorothy Legge, daugh
ter of the earl of Dartmouth, who trav
eled from Boston to Hanover, N. H.,
with her parents to seo her father lay
the. corner stone of a new building for
the college bearing his name. Lady
Dorothy is a deep student of political
economy, and, like her brother, Vis
count Lewisham, is a warm admirer
of the younger nations". The viscount
and his sister long have watched, the
development of two wonderful peoples,
-the Americans and the Japanese
Both believe - he world's - progress
hinges in large measure on the men
tal trend of tho Yankees of tho West
BROUGHT BACK OLD DAYS.
Kissing Under' Difficulties Reminded
Professor of Something.
"Speaking of the resourcefulness of
women in the matter of meeting and
overcoming obstacles, said the Street
Corner Philosopher, "I Just saw an
Illustration of It, when two girl3, wear
ing those tremendous wide brimmed
straw hats, met and kissed right In
the public street aye, and hugged -each
other, too, without disturbing
a fnn f V or rC vVoir Vt a A (TAir Tf 4vn
men bad tried to get their heads that
close together for any purpose, wea?-
1ni enfl n rfr (hont wnnM havo hcn
straw and profanity scattered all the
way from hero to the corner. But
with the girls there was a premoni
tory exclamation of Joy at meeting,
a sudden rush, a convulsive embrace,
a sidewise peck at each other's lips,
a giggle and a squeal, .and out of the
mix-up emerged tho two maidens as
trim as you please. How they duck
ed under those brims" Is moro than" I
can tell. It was dono too quick for
me to see. It reminded mo some of
kissing a girl in tho days when they
used to wear those old fashioned sun
How was that? asked tho news:
paper man, expecting a story.
"Young man," said tho philosopher,
with much dignity, "it was all right'?
Springfield (111.) News.
A Disadvantage of Dissension.
William Waldorf Astor, before he
set out for his English home, said,
apropos of the Russo-Japanese war:
"Nations engaged in war not only,
harm each other, but they lay them
selves open to harm at the hands of
all sortB of other nations.
"In fact, two nations at war are In
the defenseless and gull ble position
of a certain English married couple.
"This couple will fall out and cease
to speak to one another for a year or
more at a time. They have a beauti
ful country house, and there is-a cer
tain elderly matron, a great bore, who
visits them continually.
"Some one asked this matron which
of the pair was always inviting her.
ane answerea iranKiy:
they don't speak to each other, each
always thinks I'm the other's guest
Same Source of Inspiration.
Averts iciiuvr-6utoi.o uub iuu& cxyj at
dinner in London. Just then newsna.
pers were making' much of Hereford's
poem about the butterfly, the idea of
which is similar to that in; a story
written by Zangwlll. "What -do you
mean, Hereford," asked tho distin
guished Jewisn autnor, "by spoiling
mv story with your ryhmes?' Here
ford replied in jocular fashion, but add-
chap, where did you got that story?"
"From the Talmud," was the reply.
"Ah, Just what I thought," said Here
ford; "so did L"
New Sect in Ireland. ,
A now sect known as John the Bap-'
tlst Pilgrims is conducting a mission
in the North of Ireland, and gaining
fresh adherents dally. Tho members
hollovA In tuntlem h (mmorffnn tn
having "no certain dwelling place and
in depending upon God for the neces
saries of life." : They have all things
in 'common andladdres3j one another.
t?7 thctr' Christian nan 3.