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GREAT BEND, KANSAS, THURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1887.
Oswego is agitating the water ques
tion. Garden C ty mourns that it has uo
The Wakeeny World claims 762 in
habitants in that liitle city.
The Knights Templar will give a
swell ball at Wichita on Feb. 20.
It is reported from. Ottawa that Pro
fessor R. T. Powell has decamped.
More apples are being shipped from
Parson this season than ever-before.
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The ice on the river at Lawrence
was sixteen inches thick, the thickest
for years. '
Washington, Washington couutv,
has decided to put in a system of
The Wichita Eagle figures out $1.
900,000 worth of buildings to be built
in 1887 in Wichita.
The Monitor rtmaks thnt it requires
no prophetic eye to see a glorious fu
ture for Fort Scott.
Wichita is declared to be the beat
known town in Kansas because it is
the best advertised.
Amos Durbin, who lives three miles
"northwest of Mound City, Lyon coun
ty, owns a mad stone.
The 'niilitary order of the Loyal
Legion of the State of Kansas will
meet in Topeka, Feb. 3.
1 he total amount ot county, town
ship and city bonds so far voted in
Kansas amounts to 25,293,000,
Enough railroad companies 'were
chajtered in Kansas last jxnr to build
50,000 miles of road.
Wichita has; an ice factory nenring
complete n, which will .manufacture
ice in large qualities next summer.
Yhe Mound Valley Keics has been
removed Co Edna and another paper
will be established in Mound Valley.
The Medicine Lodge Index says the J
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11 vitii; um xkusttsiau suuuuneis lor mei
The Marysville Republican says:
One-seveuth of the county superin
tendents of schools in Kansas are wo
ien. The press of the state seems to he in
favcr of the death jenalty being insti
tuted in Kans'is for the beueitof mur
derers. A pnper say.: JKansas is a great
state tor good butter, and there seems
to be plenty of this article in Sumner
An Emporia paper says: The pros
pect fur a building boom the coming
spring and summer is said to be quite
There are at the present time thirty
five different church organization in
the consolidated iity of Kansas City,
The citizens of Oswego Kas., raised
7,000 in the first half day, for the
purpose of sinking a shaft in the search
of gas and coal.
The meeting of the annual confer
ence of the M. E. church, for the year
1887, will he held at Junction City,
assembling March 15.
The railroad from Newton to Mc
Pherson is completed ' and trains are
' running, but the mail is still carried
by the old-fashioned coach.
The Globe says the cost of securing
La divorce in Atchison is fr Jin $6 up.
iS couple was divorced yesterday who
had lived together but five weeks.
The State Journal says Topeka has
fair prospects of getting a large pack
ing house next year. The packing
house at Atcbison employs 1.000 men.
The Parson Eclipse says: If no
more freezing weather should come
this section will doubtless raise a peach
crop, which would be the first for sev
A Kansas paper says: The Rock
Island c impauy has secured a lease of
that part of the Kansas Pacific between
Kansas City aud Topeka for twenty
Comanche county has eleven news
papers. All the inhabitants in the
county put togather would scarcely
make a town large enough to decently
The largest railroad locomotive ever
in the state of Kansas passed west over
the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe re
cently en route fr the mountain di
vision of .the Colorado Midland rail
road. The Cofn" producing counties of Kan
sas stand in the following order:
Jewell, 4,513,920; RepubiicT 4,162,
J70; Marshal 3,977,910; Sumuer,
4,964,211; Douglas, 3,370,620; Sedge
' jrick.,2,093.136; Cloud, 2,997,625. '
. The Beauties ef Protection.
The New York Times recently pub
lished the following list of articles up
on which our government collects
duty. ' On one tide will be founu. what
re usually termed uie luxuries, tne
buying of which is confined almost
exclusively to the rich. On the other
side will be found the necessaries of
life, wbich the laboring classes must
buy. We submit the list without
argument. If the farmers of Barton
county can read it and etill endorse
the present protective policy of the
republican party we' shall be greatly
disappointed. "The man who reads
this list and can not see that it dis
criminates against the poor in favor
of the rich is blinded by his political
BCTt OS ARTICLES OF
Ottarof rosea, free.
DUTY OSI ARTICLES OF
Castor oi'. ISO per cent.
Neroli, or orange flower
Unseed oil, 62 per cent.
Diamond. 10 per cent.
Raw silk, free.
Jewelry, 5o per tent.
UolJ atuds, 2-5 per coot.
Pineat still vines, la bot
tles, 29 per ceuU
Finest tnreod lace, 30 per
Fin a Aubutson and Ar
iftinstur csirpets, rust
ing abroad 5.77 per
yard, 46 pvr cent.
Finst India fhowls, cost
ing abroad say $30 a
pound weight, 33 cts.
a pound and 40 pt-r
cent ad Valorem, or
say 40 percent.
Silk stockings, 50 per cent.
Fineat broadcloth, costing
$5 a pound abroad, 35
Common window glass,
87 per cent.
Raw wool, 45 per cent.
Stel rails, So per cent.
Horseshoe nails, 110 per
Cheapest mixed woolen
goods, costing abroad 24
cents per yard, 77 per c't
Thread, 51 per cent.
Common druggets costing
abroad -j cents per y'd
86 per cent.
Common woolrn shaws
costing abroad 63 cts, a
pound and 80 perct.
Common wofst'd stock
ings, costing 2b cents a
pound abroad. 73 per
Common cloth costing 65
cuu a a pound ab-oad,
duty 43 ceo s a pound
and 35 per cent ad val
lormen, equal to 89 per
cents a pound and 40
per cemt, equal to
about 41 per cent.
Pate de fuie gras, 23 per
Rice. 106 percent.
Ualvaniaed wire smaller
tu.-tn No. 1G and not
smaller than No. 20,
wire gauge, 132 per c't,
smaller lli.tn No. 20,
155 per ' ent.
Muaicul instruments of all
kinds, ii per cent.
Duty on n quart bottle of
Duty on dollar's wort1 of
bleached cotton tubric,
costing abroad by., cents
a square yard, Go'-J cts.
Potatoes 15' cents duty a
bottle abroad, 63 cts.
Curry nod curry powder,
Olives Rreen or prepared
Si'lcee of nil kinds, free.
Corn fcUrch, 83- per c't
Salt, 85 per cent duty.
Once upon an evening dreary, while
I brooded, blind and beery, thinking
of the city's future, as Tdolten thought
before, while I nodded, nearly napping,
suddenly I heard a rapping, as of
jjoopie wildly scrapping, scrapping
So I threw
aside my packet, and I cried "O
cheese that racket," but the pounding
still continued, till it shook the oaken
floor. , To the door I 'walked and twist
ed, on the door knob, which resisted.
then there came a double fisted, kicker
of the days of yore; not a word he
said, but squatted on a yellow sofa
spotted, with queer dots of red or
crimson, looking like small daubs of
gors, Both his eyes were at me star
ing, and their steady, sullen glaring,
sent a chiliness to my bosom, strikiug
coldly to its core. "Tell me," "tell
me, kicker, have you filled yourself
with liquor, that you come without a
snicker, uninvited to my door? Take
thy cane and take thy bundle, and
from out my chamber tumble, or by
all the crimson demons, I shall wallow
in' your gore!'' But the kicker, never
blinking, sat upon the sofa thinking,
never smiling, never winking, as he
answered, "Nevermore. "Kicker,"
said I, ''spring is coming don't you
think booms will be humming; don't
you think the town will nourish as it
never did before? Think you it will
be a saving, when we get a decent
paving, and the people quite their ra
ving, at the mud and ruts galore?" But
the kicker, never flitting, on the sofa
still was sitting, saying while my teeth
was gritting, that sad answer, "Never
more." "Don't you think," 1 said
with sorrow, "brighter thin. s willoome
to-morrow? Don't you think we'll
hear around us, building with its din
and roar? Even though the chumps
ard sighing, grunts protesting, kickers
crying, don't, you think we'll soon be
fljiug, to such heights vjs eagles soar?
Don't you think that men and women,
should make efforts superhuman, to
improve the city's future? Quoth the
kicker, "Nevermore." "Kicker," cried
I, in a fury, "I'll be judge and court
aud jury, and your sentence is to wal
low, in your own disgruntled gore.
For your answers make me weary, and
you'd spoil a prospect cheery, by -you r
sniveling so dreary, as you oft have
don before. Take your hat from off
my bracket, take your bundle and
your packet, and make tracks across
tht river, or I'll slug you till you're
sore. This old town would have been
soaring, where the solar rays are p ur
ing, but for the kickers and their
roaring, which is all their stock and
store; take a ay your dismal body,
with its smell of weed and toddy, f . r
you make my system weary." Quoth
the kicker, "Nevermore." And the
kicker, never fliting, on my sofa etill
is sitting, and the gas light on him
shining, casts his shadow on the floor.
At the carpet he is staring, with that
steady vacant glaring, .and his answer
to my swearine, is his dreary, "Never
more." This, he whispers when I'm
raving, on the beauties of good paving,
oi the prospect of more building, than
we evpr had befipre I have filled him
full of liquor, and then tried to bounce
the kicker, but he only gave a snicker,
as he answered ".Nevermore." Atclii'
Good hogs are worth 3.60 in Ellin-
The G. A. R. are talking of build
ing a brick hall in this city.
Samuel Maher, of Gt. Bend, was
in -this city Saturday.
The Masonic lodge no. 217 installed
its new officers Saturday the 8th inst.
Hon. H. J. Roetzel'.s new residence
on noth Main street is nearly complet
ed. Mr. W. E. Carr of the Express and
lady were up to Great Bend last Sat
urday. Mr. John Weisthaner of this city.
went to Chicago on business some time
A mad dog created a big excitement
nn r.h atrpfits of this eitv. sometime
J laor .,.Aslr
Rev. Bixler is conducting a series of
revival. meeting at the M. E. church.
of this uity.
A huge "catamount" was seen near
this city last Saturday by some men
Mr. T. Roetzel has charge of the
store of H. J. Roetezl during his ab
sence in Topeka.
The city street lamps have arrived,
and some are now put up. They
work very well.
If we are rightly informed, Frankie
Parker son of F. H. Parker i3 very
sick with heart disease.
The grand camp fire of the G. A. R.
and W. R C. in this city last Satur
day eveuing was quite a success.
Rev. E. A. Thompson, cT Speare
ville Kas. conducted theservicat the
Presbyterian church last Sunday.
E. L. Chatten, of the Raymond
lumber firm, was in town last week
looking after business interests. ;
A big excitement prevails here about
the new road coming from the north
aud making EUiuwood a big Railroad
Mr. Schneider's boy, living south of
hi liuwood, brjke a leg last week.
Dr. Harris was called, and set the
fractured limb, aud the boy is on the
way of a speedy recovery.
Quite a lot of stones are being haul
ed to the place of Myer & Sons with
which the firm intends to build a large
brick store on the corner of ashing
ton street aud Railroad avenue.x
A disturbance was made in one of
the revival meetings held in this city
at the M. hi. church by a young fellow
who had gotten ahold of some, or too
much "tangle leg. He was arrested
A number of persons of this city and
vincinity went up to the Exhibition of
Arts given in the old M. E. church by
tne city scnooi oi jrt. end in your
city, lhey report it was a success,
and the Gt. Bend schools could be
proud of such work. H. H.
A boy at Caldwell, says the Wel
lington Postal Card, presented the fol
lowing essay on intemperance, and
refuses to answer when asked if his
father didn't help . him write it: "In
temperance '"a one of the most popular
vices of the day. It is also one of the
inot popular of the night. In fact,
the night has a liitle bulge on the day.
It comes in bottles and barrels, and
jugs aud kegs. A corksorew isasiirn
of intemperance; so is a red nose; but
the corkscrew is easier got out of sight.
One corkscrew will outlast a hundred
rd noses. The flowers that bloom in
the spring, tra la, have nothing to do
in the case, but the flowers that bloom
on a man's nose tra la, have a good
deal to do with the case, toory, looral,
if it is a case ot liquor. Jr. o. The
boy's name is not given for the sake of
As will be noticed on our editorial
page, Great Bend is organizing a sec
ond Building and Loan association.
The first one had $125,000 capital
stock It is proposed to start the new
one with 200,000. Building associ
ations are certainly the best of aids in
the building up ot any city. Too much
cannot be aid in favor of of them, and
it is a matter of surprise to us, that our
citizens do not take moie readily to
the one now being formed, You will
miss iu if you let this opportunity
slip. Lyons Democrat.
The Parson Eclipse says: The first
ten miles of grading on the Kansas
City & Pacific railroad was yesterday
let "to A. F. Edwards. Mr. "Edwards
completed a contract of several miles
on the Sal;na road,
"O wad some pow'r the giftiegia ns
To bee oorsels aa Ithers see us!
It wad frae many a blunder free ua
And foolish tiotion ;
What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us
And ev'n derotion."
There were four crows sat on the gro
und Carrot colored, brindle, white and
Said one old crow unto bis mate:
"Keen is getting away with the
baggage of late!"
Said the old white crow, with solemn
In the most solemn manner eyer was
"Something must be done, or sure as
We'll have to eat sfaacka, Instead of
The wise old crow then crooked his jaw
And slowly scratching bis beak with
Said, "Surely, something has got to be
For Keeney he la .son of a gun!"
Then they all looked aa wise as wise
And the wise old crow looked the wis
est of three,
Just received an immense line cf Sample Boots
TO BE SLAUGHTERED IN NEXT TEN DAYS!
At less than it cost to manufacture them, at
"V : OPPOSITE
THE LEADNG, DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, BOOT, SHOE
AND FURNISHING GOODS HOUSE OF
GREAT BEND, KANSAS. '
FINE'- DRESS - GOODS-A - SPECIALTY.
Eoafynartsrs For Lew Prices, EI WOOD & CO.
J. M. RICE.
F. A. M GUIRE.
J. !YZ. R.ICX2 &
WALL PAPER, PAINTS,
PAINTERS' SUPPLIES, GLASS, ETC.,
Special attention given to the decora
tion of public halls, schools ana
churches. Desigus fur
J. V. BRINKKIAN Ce CO.,
ESTABLISHED IN 1874.
DOES .A. GENEEAL B-AJSTKXN'G
Grreat Bend, 3ES.&.xx3a,s,
On long time, with the privilege ot
paying at any time.
Aa ha said in a voice m aolma Mi
"We'll go out and compel people to
buy, you know"
Then they all joined in
A loud refrain
For they had, (in their minda.)
Downed Keen? again.
"There was a man in our town,.
And he was wondrous wise ;
He jumped into a bramble bueh
And scratched out both hiseyea."
Moral. Don't be a bramble buah.
"Seest thou a man diligent fn busi
ness, be shall stand before kings, he
shall not 8 Land before mean men."
"But, mousie, thou art no thy lane,
In pr ring, foresight may be vain :
The best laid achemeso' inicean'meit
Gang aft agley.
An' lea'e us naught but grief an' paJa
For promU'd Joy."
"lie who by the plow would thrive
Himself must either hold or drira.'
E. H. MOOREHOUSE.
House, sign and fresco painting,
wall paper decorating a speci
alty. Work solicited from
all parts ot the State.
GKBAT BEND, KAS.
$ ia l-
TH 0. C COLE. ELRICK C COLE,
. cole brothers;
Office In Court House. '
&9Counscl in German by Tbeo. C Cole.
MAHER & OSMOND,
Pyooos 4 and 5 in Allen's Clock,
GREAT BEND - - KJlS.
SAM. J. DAY M
Atrhornfiv at "Law Oi
b. r. EWALT.
J. H. B EM EXT.
.EWALT & BEMENT,
Attorneys at Law, Real Estate
. ana Lean Agents,
Collecting a Specialty,
Rent Property and Pay Taxes.
C. F. DIFFENBACHER, D. A. BANTA.
:iw":;m:h-f. i um, "
Attorneys at Lam
Office in Allen-Hubbard Block, rooms 9 and 11.
Physician & Surgeon.,
Headquarters at Allen's Drug Store.
S. J. SHAW, r.i. D.
GREAT J3END. KAKU
a. y. Mccormick, jl d-
Physician & Surgeon.
Offlo orer Dodjre ftCo.'s ITardwar Stor
Northwest Corner Square.
' F3KICIAN AND SUHS20K,
Burson & Shav's Drag Store,
HOTELS AND RESTAURANT.
Terms Reasonable. Good Sampl
ZABT BIDS OF 8QX7ASE.
Great Bend - - Kansas.
Hear the Depot. Best accommodations In
the city for the money. Transient, f 1-60 per
day. Dar board per week, 14.00. A good
feed stable attached.
IV. I. HOL3IES,'.
Restaurant and Confectionery, day board
and lodging. Fine cigars and tobacco, can
dies, etc., always on hand. All kinds of
drinks in their season. Oysters in erery
Fonft Arenue, first door west of the Post
A; H. BAKER
Real estate. Loan and Insurance
Wagon -:- Maker
F. M. HOIXiE'S OLD 8TASD,
yiLLiAMS Ave., GREAT BEND.
GROCERIES, . .
PROVISIONS AND PBODDCH.
A new and splendid line of goods "
which I am selling at the fery
lowest figures. When you need any
thing in his line give him a call.
First door north of Robinson fc'Ster
ett's hard war? atre