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GREAT BEND, KANSAS, THURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1687.
Emporia pats 856,000 in new build
ings during the year just closed, while
Newton built 2l public and business
houses at a cast of 179,000; E! Dora
do about $3f,000 fa buildings the
-same year. Ei Dorado Republican.
Very gratifying showing, and the same
might be just as truthfully said of a
dcrzen other ranidlv ffrowinjr cities of
which we name Winfield, Wellington,
Arkansas City, Caldwell, Kiowa, An-;
Jthony, Medicine Lodge, Kingman.
Hutchinson, Great Bend, Lamed,
Dodge City, Garden City, McPh erson
and others, but Wichita put over
two minions of money intoew build
ings in 1886. Widdta Eagle.
The Santa Fe ha3 obtained right of
way for a double track from Kansas
- 'City to Topeka, s.-iys the Journal. We
notice that the Sauta Fe's total earn
ings for the year ending June, 1886,
were $13.142,695. We also notice
that th stock is quoted at almost par.
The financial history of -the Santa Fe
can scarcely be, paralleled. Its fiscal
report shows up the resources of Kan
sas, for Kansas has made the road.
It (the road") laid the foundation . of
its great financial success when it bad
southern Kansas all to itself. Wichita
The Emporia Republican says it is
currently rumored that the fair gronnds
have been purchased in the interest of
the stock ynrds project, and o inquiry
it was found to 3k a fact that a trans
fer had been made within the last
tyeuty-fiur hours, the consideration
Jonv F. GSlackburx. editor of the
' Hutchinson Democrat, was nominated
for postmaster at that place, by. the
president last Friday., vice It. M.
Easly. It will now be in order for
Col. "Blackburn to tell how Easly it
was done. .
The Arkansas Ciy Traveler coin-
plainsf the high time the "jointists"
and sporting men and women of that
city have at th expense of decent
people. The city officers, for 'reve
nue only" permit the saloons and am
Jing dives to exist.
The Price raid claimants, with their
small army of attorneys, gtnfcesr .and
friends, are h-pJding scrat.meetius lit
several parts of the State, and perfect
an thwr plaiv& for reducing the sur
jpltjs in the Kansas State treasury.
I ery leHeve that the only way to
find a better country than Kansas is
to die and go to heaven, where alone
you will find former Kansans who are
not trying to get back to the state.
It is asserted that the greater part
of the editorial work on the Abilene
Gazette is still done by Dr. Krohn, of
Atchison, This is, however, denied
by those who are supposed .to know.
g The Republican says: It Will also be
observed that we are to hayea whole
sale furuituro manufactory in El Do
Ijrado. All these things go to make up
They were twenty cases in the
Leavenworth police court on last Sat
urday. On the same day there was
not a single case in the Topeka police
Sumner county has a new directo
ry that is said to be very fine. It gives
the names of all persons who get their
mail at different poetofficesin the coun-
The Winfield papers have announc
ed Judge So ward of t hat city as a
candidate for the honor of Department
Commander of the G. A. R. of Kansas.
The Quenemo people are figuring to
have a national bank. Correspond
ence is pending between the citizens
and a Boston firm on the subject.
Topeka's Board of Trade has passed
resolution protesting against the "long
and3unrt haul" of the inter state com
merce bill pending in Congress.
It is said that there is a defect in
government title to the ground uoon
which is built th Nati nal Indian
school at Lawrence, Kas.
Four line men were recently arrest
ed at Topeka for f ealing electric wire.
The wires were evidently not ehatged
The bank clearings and real estate
' transfers for the past week at Wichita
aggregated nearly cue and a quarter
Labette county's bonded indebted
is only $25,900. It is seldom a Kau
sas county can brag on how little it
The D., M. and. A. has submitted
to Caldwell a proposition to build a
line down from Winfield to that point.
A Southern Kansas paper says:
Harper, Kas., has eleven drug storey
Bine of which run a bar in the rear.
The Johnson City Town company
has ordered 20,000 forest trees, .which
tfcey will eet out on the town site.
Mail sprvlc.ft w ill hflnuton the C. K.
&. V railriMii! htwppn Great B?ndithat several lires are "preparing to
and this place on the l"7th of January,
wjien the Rush Center office, instead
of LaCrosse as heretofore, will be the
distributing office for Hush couty and
points west. The Hays and Lamed
routes will be cut down to three trips a
week, and will leave this office; the
Great Band route will be discontinued.
There is no change in the Ness City
route except that it will leave thisplace
and return. This change brings SVal
nut City twenty-four hours nearer to
Missouri river points than before.
Walnut City Gazette.
A charter was filed yesterday ia the
secretary of state's office for the Chicago
Fort Scott & Texas Railroad company.
The uuroose of the company is ti1
construct ad operate a standard gduge
road from Chicago to FortScott enter
ing thetate of ivau.s-i:? in Lour bo
to the Indian terrritory, through the
counties of Bourbon, Allen, Neosho,
Wilson, Elk, Cowley, Sumner. Har
per, Barber and through the Indian
territory, territory of New Mexico aiil
Texa3 to the citv of El Paso. Capital
One night last week, at Mulvane,
nineteen mules were killed by the
burning of a tent. A careless hand
had lef'ca lantern burning on the floor,
which was upset by the wind and bro
ken. The tent was soon in flames,
and the mules weresobaily burned
about their heads that they were all
The objection made by the Topeka
pevpers to the "special train" enterprise
is, that newspapers sent hy ".special"
Will reach their destination, while the
newspapers trusted to the regular pos
tal trains will be "carried bv'' as usu
The Atchison Globe says: The erec
tion of a 399,000 bank building and.a
25,000 hbrarv building, together
with the paving of Commercial street
in the spring, will help the Atchison
Tne D., M & A. railroad was com
pleted to the wet line of Ch lutau.jua
county Tuesday night, December 28.
and the, bonds earned. The time
would have expired January 1.
There is talk, of moving the roua l
house, of the A.., T. fc S. F. iailroad
from Nickerpn. Tne Args?y claims
that it wiil take 300,000 to remove
A proposition has been submitted
to the Garden City council to light
the city with electricity, but as yet
the proposition has not been accepted.
The annual meeting of the Sheriff."
Co-operative association will convene
in Topeka the 2.0 inst. The meeting
will be one of much importance.
The Fort Scott. Monitor says: More
coal has ben orought into the city
during the past three days than at any
other time during the winter.
Parson, Kas., is threatened with a'
water famine, as the underground
springs and streams are all drying up.
So says a Springfield paper.
The total boudness indebtedness of
Sedgwick county is 848,500, while the
total outstanding obligations of the
city of Wichita-is 880,4)00.
By comparison with the weather in
MiuneNOta, Montana. Iowa and Illi
nois, the people of Kansas would be
excusable lor using fans.
The State Temperance Union will
hold a meeting on Jan. 19th at Tope-J
ka to discuss tne proposed changes ;n
the prohibitory Jaw.
Frank Rawson, of Mt. Hope, Kan
sas was one" of the seriously injured
parties in the Tilni, Ohio, collision
the other day.
The annual prize contest in esay
and oration occurs at the St;tte Nor
mal on Saturday evening at Emporia.
The Atchison pa per says: The river
presents a busy scene witu its surface
covered with ice cutters and teams.
The '"mother superior" of Concor
dia is in Winfield, with a view to loca
ting a site for a Catholic academy. ,
The mail from the Emporia post
office is said to be the best put up on
any western mail route.
Some one suggests that Butler and
Sedge w ick would make a very good
The oratorical contest of the Pres
byterian college takes place Friday
The houses at Leavenworth claim to
have doite a good retail business dur
ing 1886. -
The ice men of Sterling are reapiug
a harvest. The fee is thick and fine.
A hog was shipped out of Curton a
few days ago thaUveighJl 765 pounds.
A good article of brick is made in
Clarke county 'from gypsum,
Coldwater is to have a city park.
It is well known in railroad circles!
build throuffb Kansas into the south
west, and amjmg the number is ooe
called the Missouri. Kansas & South
ern. Mr. L. M. Conkling, of Kingman,
Kas., was in Kansas City Wednesday,
and in an inter iriew with a Journal
reporter sa'd: ,Tue projieaed road
would run from Kansas City to Wichita
via Emporia, from icuita to King
man, and from that point to the
southwestern corner of Kansas, thence
through No Man' Land ,to Albuqu
erque. At a point east of Albuquerque
a line will run west to El Paso. This
line ia an independent truiik line and
not connected with any other road in
the state of Kansas.. It will be the
shortest line to Emporia, Wichita,
and the west, and is the shortest line
to Ei Paso by 200 miles. A - lateral
branch is contemplated ,iroi Atcnison
The capital sux:t ot the company, i
S20,000,00 The New York direc
tors are: General li. A. Elmer, pres
ident; Constant A. Andrews, first vice
president; W. W. Flanigan, William
Brookfield, T. B. Sickle, M. W.
Conkling, F. A. Newgent. The Kan
sas directors are: Hon. A. O. Oliver
M. W. Lew, W. Woodman. John P.
Jones, 1L II. Graves, E. Wait, W. &"
Grosvenor and L. M. Conklinir. The i
lattei is both director and second vice
president The charter was filed la&t
October, and the bonds along the line
of the road ore now being veted."
tTopeha Democrat. ,
The "wire fence man" is a new swin
dler working the farmers. His modus
operanda is thus described. He wants
the privilege of exhibiting wire fence
Stretching macaine to farmers in vour
township on your farm for which priv
ilege he will build you thirty or. forty
rods of good fence for exhibition and
all he asks of you ia to board him go
after the machine at the nearest depot
and pay the charges, not. to exceed &3,
for the fence all set up where you want
it. In order to have all satisfactory,
and as warrant of the farmer's good
intentions, he requires him to sign a
written contract on a postal card,
which he mails to his partener. which
proves to be an order for the machine,
price $200, worth about $26. After
thS'Uiachine come?, a iev man turn
up with the postal order for the ma
chine and requires payment of the
$200 as per agreement on the card he
claims to be attorney of the company
and threatens to sue in the United
States court .until he gets the note.
The cost of building the 1,000 miles
of raii road completed in - Kansas du
ring the past year was increased mil
lion cf dollars by the enoimous duty
on steel rails. 1 his additional cost is
paid bv the farmers of Kansas who are
indirectly taxed in the way of freight
rates on ever' car of. products carried
by these roads, becausa rates must be
sufficient to pay interest and sinking
fund on the capital invested tn these
roads. Yes, but, say the protection
ists "the tariff insures to the benefit of
the workingman." Not so; the men
employed in making steel rails do not
get a cent more than wnen the price
of rails was S28 to SoO "per ton, the
price at which it has been demonstra
ted a small profit can be made. Ola
In the five months ending Decem
ber 23d, last, the Chicago, Kansas
and Nebraska railroad moved nearly
7,000,000 cubic yards of earth. Over
3,000,000 feet of lumber was used in
building bridges. If the piles used
were fastened together they would form
a pole thirty miles long. They also
put down -20,000 cubic yards of ma
sonry, and laid 35,000 feet of iron pipe,
weighing 5,000 tons for Culverts. The
nuts and washers used in building
bridges weighed 234,729, pounds. The
abovd record of railroad" building h'aa
never been surpassed. The number
of miles of track laid was 245. I
A. J. Harwi, senator from Atchi-7
son county, has introduced a bill giv
ing J, F. Tufts $3,500 for his service
in closing the Achison saloons.
The debt of Atchison amounts to
about 647,000, on which the people
are compelled to pay an annual inter
est of S31, 000.
The Montgomery county Argus sold
its subscription li3t and good will to
the Mar and Kansan.
There are two Arnolds in the house,
one from Pattawatomie and one from
There is not an acre of crovrnmant
land iu Saline county. .
The Telegraph is the name of a
newspaper at Topeka.
El Dorado" is laboring for a dressed
beef establishment. "
The Garden CityGaj company has
blown up. , '
Wellington says it is, enjoying a Vig
"O wJ )bj pum'r the giftige ua
To aee oursclt u ithers ua.'
It wi frae tnny a blundur tree u
Arid foolish notion ;
TV bat Kirs ia dreas an' gait Wil le tu
TXiere we jour erowa ai on ttt gro
nui Carrot colur3, I i utile, atbite o
Said one old crow unto bit tuatea:
"Keene-y u ueuing with tb
baggage of late!"
Said the old white crow, with. aileuB
In the niii sjlenm manner t waa
"Something must be done, or sure as
We'll have to eat shucka, iartraJ of
The wise old crow then crooked Li jaw
And alowly scratching lais back witU
Said "Surely, something has got to he
For Keeney he is a son of a gun!"
Then they all looked a wise aa wi.-e
And the wise old crow looted the wis
est of three,
S3!?? iT!i FAB FF
0 x2 FlWl
Just received an
!e3 than it eot to
i OPPOSITE POS f OFFICE,
THE LEADNG, DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, BOOT, SHOE
AND FURNISHING GOODS HOUSE OF
GREAT BEiND, KAN3A9.
FINE - DRESS GOODS - A - SPECIALTY.
Znlliiteihii:? P:i:s!. ELWOOD & CO.
J. BI. EICE.
F. A. MGUIRE.
j. m. rich
WALL PAPER, PAINTS,
PAINTERS' SUPPLIES, GLASS, ETC.,
Special attention riven to the decora
tion of public halls; schools and
churches. Designs fur
J. V- BR.KSISAW CO.,
ESTABLISIZEO IN 1874.
POE8 OTilITUVIv BiSTICTN"0
3rxr&zvt Send, HIa,ria,s.
On long time, with the .privilege of
paying at any time.
As be aaiS lit m voice so solemn and
"We'll go out aJ compel people to
bar, oii know"
Tbea thy all joiaed in
Jk. loui retrain
P.thf had. (ia thir miuds.)
Irwrl Keener h'ain.
"There was a tuan our town,
Ami he was wondrous wise ;
lie jumped iuto a bramble bush
And scratcUed out oth biseyes."
Jloaat. Don't he a bramble bush.
"ee!4 thoi a an an diligent in busi
ness, he shall ataifrt befurekings, he
shali atjtjtajid before farm men." .
"tut, niouiie, taou arno tUy laue,
Inpr ivtng, Jortaiht may lie vaiu :
l'h b-st laid acbc-mcai o' mice an' men
Gaiif aft mtk'W,
Au' lea'r ua naught hat 7-icf au'ain
For prottiia'd joy." " .
"Ho h byttefJow would thrire
Himself must either hold vr drive.i'
cf Sample Boot
IM IIEKT TE'I DAYS!
manufacture thnia!; .
E. II MOORF.IIOL'SH.
House, sign and fresco juimtii,
wall paper decorating a swci
alty. Work ioiiwted from
all parte ot the Siate.
GREAT RENT, KAS.
TIIEO. C. COLE. ELWCK C COLE,
. Gmaty Attorney.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Office In Court House.
"Cuiisol iu German by Tbeo. C Cole.
MAHER & OSMOND,
Cooms 4 and 5 in Allen's Block,
GREAT BEND - - KAN.
Attorney at Law
Great Bend, : : : Kaxsa.
R. T. EWALT.
rJ. U. BEMENT.
EWALT & BEMENT,
Attorneys at Lav, Real Estate
and Lean Agsnts
Collcting a Specialty,
RentPropsrty and Pay Tixes,
C. F. DlfFEXBACUER, D. A. BAKTA.
filFFENB&CSEB. I SAKTA, .
At'toMicTTs at Zjia'w
OUiee ijt Allen-Hubbard liloclc, rooms 9 and 11.
Physician & Surgeon.
Hcaf quarters at, Allen's Drug Stwrs.
m o .
S. J. SHAW, IVL.Da?
GREAT BEND. KAN.,
' A. n. COXNETT,
Physician & Surgeon.
OfBc at Hyler & Wilson's Drug: Store, Orft
. L Y. McCORmCK, M. D., .
OfBow over Dod-e &Co.'b Hardware Stotyi
Korthwest Corner Suuar.
mum m mml
' HEA.DftUARTEP.3 AT
Burs on a Shav's Drug Z
HOTELS AND RESTAURANT, o
Teres Reasonable. Good Saapl
. MAST BIDE OF 8QT7ABS,
Great Bend - - - Kansas.
Near the Depot. Best accommodations ia
the cltror the m6ney. Transient, $LZQ per
. day. Dav board per week, l-t-00. A ifood
fted atable attached.
IV. IJ. IIOL31ES. 0
Beataurant and ConfectIon, daj board
and lodging-. Fine cigars and tobacco, car
aies, etc., on band. All kinds of
flrlnks in ttn-ij season. Ousters in erer
For't Avenue, first door west of the Post
; . A. H. BAKER
Real estate. Loan and Insurance
F. M. nOlXlE'S OLD STAND,
Williams .ve., GREAT BEND.