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GREAT BEND, KANSAS, THURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1887.
The election of for permanent coun
ty seat of Morton county is called for
Thursday, February 3.
Fort Dodge will be surveyed and
sold in a few days the same as Fort
Lamed was a few years ago.
Dr. Binkley, formerly of Pawnee
Rock, has secured the pdsition of sur
geon on the Union Pacific railroad.
The Stockton postoffice is paying
the government $2,000 a year over and
above the salary of he postmaster.
Irwin Huffman of Lewis, was thrown
tronf a horse last week, the fall result
ing 3n a fracture of his collar bone.
TheD., M. & A. has submitted to
Caldwell a proposition to build a line
down from Winfield- to that point.
The bonded indebtedness of Sedg
wick county is 848,000, while the
total out-standing indebtedness of the
oof Wichita is $80,000.
The A., T. & S. F. railroad is pre
paring to build a 29 stall round house
in Dodge City. Some of the material
has been hauled to the building place.
Lee M. Ramsey, who has been prin-1
cipal of the Tonganoxie schools, has
recently been appointed superintend
ent )f the government Iudian school
at Netawaka, Kansas.
Doxlge City is building a hose house
for fire conpany No. 3. It will cost
$1,000 'and is large enough for the hose
cart, nooks and ladder, and a reading
room for the firemen.
The Times trusts and believes that
the women of Leavenworth will be
prepared far an aggressive" campaign
as soon as the muuicipal suffrage bdl
becomes a law. Leavenworth Tines.
The Wellington Press thiuks that
Senator Ingalis, instead of fighting
England with his jaw, had better call
attention to the firing upon inoffen
sive citizens of Sumner county by
United States soldieis.
A Conccrdia man has an open let
ter in the Kansas City Times to Senator
John J. Ingalis He closes thus: "Af
ter all, I think your mouth is your
great weakness; it is too gushirg, too
obtrusive. If you would think more
and talk less you would appear bet
ter." ' ;
The Fort Scott 'Momiior, speakingof
the proposed reduction' of county offi
cers salaries, "says: wThe the effect of
o low Balarjes, in the eud, will be to
place in office lov priced men, which,
in view of the important interest en
trusted to county officers, which are
8 peculiar to a new and growing state
0 would prove most disastrous."
Suit will be brought in the state su
preme court, as soon as a petition can
be filed, to dissolve the "Nationallive
Stock Insurance Co.," of Topeka, and
the Atchison Live "Stock Association."
These firms have failed to com ply with
the laws regulating insurance compa
nies and have been unable to pay
losses. . Their affairs are conducted in
a loose and unreliable manner, and
suit will be brought against them at
once by the attorney general.
On Monday night last the "Big
George" livery stable at Caldwell, this
county, belonging to Messrs. Knapp
& Snow, wasentirely destroyed by fire.
A&out fifty horses were in the stable
when the fire was discovered, all of
which were gotten . out except five,
which were burned together, with all
other contents of the barn. The books
c the firm were saved in a damaged
condition. Loss $7,000, partially cov
ered by insurance. Sumner County
Last Sunday Dr. W. H. Moore re-
rnpved a common . sewing needle of
rather Jarge size from the fourteen
months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. John
Castine, who live near Elm Mill. It
seems most probable that the little
fellow had swallowed the needle and
that it had worked through the stom
ach, as it was discovered just under
the skin about an inch and a half a
bove the navel by the doctor, and it
is as black as black can be from the
action of the gastric juices. Being
right at the surface it did not require
much of an incision to capture it. The
little fellow is doing as well as could
be expected. Medicine Lodge Cresse).
There is a strong probability tht
the legislature will grant municipal
suffrage to women during the present
season. Municipal government are
formed for the general welfare of the
people of the community and thelarge
expenses incurred for acitygoverment
and for public improvements necessi
tates a large revenue that often becomes
very burdensome upon the people.
The women of Kansas, under our lib
eral laws, have become larger property
holders than in any othes Btate in the
union. It is a right that belongs to
everybody to have a say in any move
ment that effects ownership and contro
lone; property-JLyona Jiepiiblican.
Ex-Governor P. H. Leslie of Ky.
was appointed governor of Montana
by President Cleveland in December
last. Last week the benate connrmea
the appointment, and the honored
Kentuckian will shortly leave for his
new home in the north west. Gov
ernor Leslie is one of the best known
men in Kentucky, and for years has
been a commanding figure in the pol
itics of that state. His appointment
was receivee throughout the state with
hearty applause, and the only regret is
that his acceptance will necessarily
separate him from friends who have
known him so long and value him so
highly. Though now well advanced
in years the governor retains all his
faculties unimpaired. His mind is as
clear and vigorous as twelve years ago
when he battled with the Ajax of the re
publican party in the south, John M.
Harlan, for the governorship of Ken
tucky. Leslie won oy a triumphant
majority, and he made one of theable
est governors the state ever had. Leg
islator, judge and finally governor, he
held almost every honor within the
gift of the people of his state, and he
never held a place he did not adorn.
Tried in "the fierce light that beats
around the throne" of high official po
sition he came forth unscathed. As a
friend he is true, and no man ever did
him a favor that was forgotten. The
editor of the Democrat can well tes
tify to the kindness and generosity of
the new governor of Montana, and as
to ability the whole state of Kentucky
will rtse to honor her ex-governor.
Within the past two or three days
our dispatches have reported several
shooting affrays in different parts of
the South, all growing out the sport
Men should endeavor to control their
angry passions under all circumstanc
es, but down here in the sunny South
no one can blame a fellow for losing
his temper when a wad of mud and
snow as big as hat strikes him bang on
the nose or fills up his ear.
Snowballing is a Northern sport. It
suits blue nosed people who have noth
ing but snowdrifts and icicles to look
at five months in the year. But it
does not tickle a warm blooded people
who are thinking about magnolias,
oranges and balmy southern zephyrs.
The beautiful snow is an unmitiga
ted nuisance down this way. We have !
too nu ch of it for comfort and not e-!
nough of it to be utilized for sleigh i
riding. The best thing we can do is j
to let it alone. We certainly have no ;
right to bombard other people with it, 1
especially when they have' temper and
hip pockets. Ihe disasters attending
the recent snowballing in the South
show thetit is injudicious to inport the
sport and custom of the frozen North
and force them upon strangers who are
doing their level best to keep warm.
A happy home is the brightest spot
on earth that the eye of God looks
down on. Love anu peace in his home
sends sunshine round a man wherev
er he goes; disorder and tr mble there
is misery everywhere. There are few
worries of a life which a man can not
now and then shake off, but who can
shake himself free from the skeleton in
the closet, from the worry of tho house
hold, and the blister of the heart? A
day will tell how many a man carried
that with him without wincing, down
to the grave. When husband and
wife are helpmates to each other in the
best sense, when order, love and good
ness pievails in the house, then the
man who has a hard battle to fight can
leave his struggles behind him when
he enters there. With all our faults,
we are the most home-loving of peo
ple, and that is the reason why we are
the greatest of people. Whatever helps
home-life is a national blessing; what
ever hurts home-life is a national curse,
and the greatest curse that can touch
these blessings is what would tamper
with the home. Glassgow Ky. Times
Capt. John Ericsson, w ho construct
ed the Monitor gun-boat, that did such
effective service during the civil war,
is now in his eighty-firth year, and is
still in full possession of his faculties,
keeping constantly employed in mak
ing new inventions. For twenty years
he- has been busy in perfecting a solar
motor, which is intended to utilize the
rays of the sun for the direct produc
tien of powers to be applied to machin
ery. Scientific men speak in the high
est terms of the possibilities of this
invention, which is too technical to be
descriled here. These motors will
cost but little more than an ordinary
steam-engine, while the amount of
work they will do in hot countries will
enable the owners to clear their cost
within a year. Sun-light is common
.enough, and hence the cheapuessof the
new motor. We live in a marvelous
time for new inventions. Scientific
men are hard at work to get all the
power possble out of coal. Only four
teen par's out of a hundred are now
utilized. Then petroleum is being used
as fuel. Marvelous as have been the
inventions of this century, there is ev
ery reason to believe that the twentieth
century, near at hand, will wituess
strides in devices to incrase power and
diminish work, greater than any ten
previous centuries. Demorest Monthly
A seedy-looking individual with a
plaid overcoat stood looking longingly
at the door of a down-town saloon the
other day. Presentlv he drew himself
erect and sauntered in. Evidently the
bartender was a new one at least he
showed no sign of recognition. The
stranger gulped down agenerous quan
ity of the fiery fluid and then toyed
nervously with his vest pocket. The
bartender eved him sternly. "Left
your pocketbook to home, I s'pose?"
he said in a cruel, 6neering tone. Sud
denly he darted out and caught the
stranger by the collar and propelled
him, with a flying boot-toe as a motor,
into the street. The unfortunate man
slowly arose from the curb scone and
looked after the bartender, ihen he
shook his hand in a dramatic way at
the door and cried out: "That's right.
that's right; kick away! Humiliate
me as you please. 1 ve got my drink
down. You have armed me against
shame. , Vent your foul insults upon
me; I shall not resist. I am stronger
now; but, base bartender, before I had
that drink vou could have crushed me
with a frown!" Cleveland Sun and
A telegram from Topeka says that
city is stirred up over a proposition of
a syndicate to buy twelve sections ot
land and donate to the state the prop
erty for a stace capital equal to that
owned by the state at Topeka, thel
saia iana oeiug at iucrnerson. xne
time is close at hand when justice to
the settlers in the western part of the
state will demand the removal of the
state capital to a more central location,
but McPherson is not the place by any
means. It is situated on a branch
road, and is not located near enough
the geographical center of the state.
The capital will soon have to be mov
ed, and it should be situated at a place
easy of access and equi-distant from all
corners of the state. Great Bend is so
situated, in one of the best counties in
the state, and is a town desirable a-
boye all others for this purpose. Bor
The foregoing, quoted from one of
the most influential journals iu western
Kansas, should set our people a-think-
mg. When the capital is removed,
and the sentiment is growing daily
that it must, Great Bend-ought to be
heard. She offers inducements in the
matter of location that no city of the
If it were not for the expense of
tearing down shackly old buildings,
Great Bend and Kinsley would make
very eligible additions to the city of
Larned. Our street car line would, of
course, hare to be extended. Pawnee
We suggest that it would be easier
to move Larned's street car line, in
cluding the mule, to this place. Why
bless us, we didn't know you were in
such straits. We thought your "street
car line," with its solitary "bob-tail,"
would ease your aching hearts for a
while.' But it seems you have at last
come to realize that it takes a few
houses to make a city. But suppose
Great Bend should let you have a few
of the old "shells that are now being
hauled away to make room for our
splendid brick blocks, would that sat
isfy you? Would you not then be
asking for some of onr inhabitants?
A correspondent of London Truth
suggests that a panorama of the shop
windows, with an intelligent lecturer
to explain their wonders, might be
useful in the country districts. The
inference to be drawn from this is that
the country shopper cannot read, tor
a well written advertisement would be
quitt as useful as a panorama to any
one who could read, and would con
sume much less time in telLng its
A merchant of Allegany, Michigan,
keeps what he calls his "thief account"
and in it he records everything missed,
and the first person discovered stealing
goods is required to pay the entire
bill to escape prosecution. Recently
a woman was caught stealing a 50
cent pair of leggings, and she was
called upon to pay the account, which
amonuted to $5.
He may not have been on a spree,
but it looks blamed suspicious to see a
man jump out of bed, put his foot
through his silk hat and then swear
because he can't find the other leg.
' 3 H jL.aHO .
"O wad some pow'r the gtftiegle ai
To ee oursels as ithers see ua!
It wad frae many a blunder free us
And foolish notion ;
What airs In dress an gait wa5 lea'e us
And ev'n devotion."
There were four crows sat oh the gro
und Carrot colored, brindle, white and
Said one old crow unto his mates:
"Keeney is getting away with the
baggage of late!"
Said the old white crow, with solemn
In the most solemn manner erer was
"Something must be done, or sure as
We'll have to eat shucks, Instead of
The wise old crow then crooked his jaw
And slowly scratching his beak with
his claw, -, ,
Said, "Surely, something has got to be
For Keeney he is a son of a gun!"
Then they all looked as wise as wise
And the wise old crow looked the wis
est of three.
We want to buy 10,000 acres
of land in Barton, Stafford, Rush
and Ness counties 'as soon as pos
sibl for cash in hand.
Call at once at
Sam J. Day, Great Bend, Kas.
B. O. PRICE & CO.
J. V. BRIIUKmAN CO.,
ESTABLISHED IN 1874.
DOES .A. GENERAL
$500,000 to Loan.
AT ? P
On long time, with the privilege ot
paying at any time.
im 8 ALLIHUSSAED 3L0CS: W. Tf. IR.ELAIJD-
MATTE A SPECIALTY OP
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
2LLEN STBEET, SOUTH OF LELAND HOTEL.
Groceries, Glassware, Queensware
A LARGE STOCK OF PURE GOODS AT LOW PRICES!
Four Doors South of Opera Block, Great Bend.
As he said in a Toice ao solemn and
"We'll go oat and compel people to
-sty, you know"
Then they all joined In
A loud refrain
For they had, (in their minds.)
Downed Keeney again.
"There was a man in our town,
And he was wondrous wise ;
He jumped into a bramble bush
And scratched out both his eyes."
Moral. Don't be a bramble bush.
"Seest thou a man diligent in busi
ness, he shall stand before kings, he
shall not stand before mean men."
"But, mousie, thou art no thy lane,
Inpr-tTiog, foresight may be Tain:
The best laid schemes o' mice an'men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us naught but grief an' pain
For proniis'd joy."
"He who by the plow would thrive
Himself must either bold or drive.
the law office of
m -pm 1
THEO. a COLE. . ELRICK C. COLE,
i County Attorney.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Office In Court House. 0
"Counsel in3ennan by Theo. C Cole.
MAHER & OSMOND,
Rooms 4 and 5 in Allen's Bloct
GREAT BEND - - KAJf.
SAM. J. DAY .
Attorney at Law
Great Bexd, : : : Kansas.
K. T. EWALT.
J. H. BEMEJTT.
EWALT & BEHENT,
Attorneys at Law, Real Estate
ana Lean Agents, -
Collecting a Specialty,
Rent Pwperty and Pay Taxes
C. F. DIFFENBACHEK, D. A. BANTA.
DIREnUIER SANTA, ;.'
Attorneys at Law
Office in Allrn-IXubbard Block, rooms 9 and 11. ot
Physician & Surgeon.
Headqn&rten at Allen's Drag Store.
S. J. SHAW, IY2. Dr
OFFICE Df e
.Allen's Block, .
GREAT BEND. KAN.
A. Y. McCOREICK, H. D. .
Physician & Surgeon.
Offioe over Dodjre St Co.' a Hardware BtQr
Northwest Corner Square.
mum and mm.
Burson & Shaw's Drag Store.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANT.
Term Reasonable. Good Saopl
SAST SXSZ Or SQT7AKE,
Great Bend - - Kansas.
Near the Depot. Best accommodation, fa
the city for the money. Transient, 1.50 per
day. Day board per week, fi.00. A good'
feed stable attached.
I. Ii. HOLMES.
J. TROIIiLETT, '
Restaurant and Confectionery, day board
and lodging. Fine cigars and tobacco, can
dies, etc., always on band. All kinds of
drinks in their season. Oysters In erer
Forest Areoae, first door west of the Post-.
A. H. BAKER
Real estate, Loan and Insurance
Wagon -:- Maker
F. M. HODGE'S OLD STAND,
Williams Ave., GREAT BENT),
DEALER IN c
PSOVISIOHS AHD PRODUCE."
A new aad splendid line of goods,
which I am gellin? at the verv
lowest figures. When you need any
thing in his line give him a cali.
First dopr north of Kobuisou & bter
ett'a hardware store.