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GREAT BEND, KANSAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1887.
Articles of incorporation were yes
terday filed in the office of the secreta
ry of the state by the "St. Louis.
Wichita, Hays City & Southwestern
Railway company." The object of this
corporation is to build, equip and oper
ate a standard guage railroad from
railroad connection with St. Louis,
Missouri and Wichita Kansas, through
the, counties of Sedgwick, Reno, Staf
ford, Ric, Barton, Rush, Ellis, Roks,
Philips, Graham, Norton and .Decatur,
in the state of Kansas, to railroad
connections in the state of Nebraska.
Hays. City is named as the principal
- place of transacting the business of the
company, which is organized for a term
of ninety-nine years and with a capi
tal stock of S2.000.000 in $20,000 $100
shares. There are fifteen members of
the board of directors, as follows: W.
Warden, Aust Corbin and Isa Wil
liamson, Pennsylvania; H. J. Roetzel
' and E. L. Chapman, of Barton coun
ty, Kansas; A. C. Sanderson, of Rooks
county; John Bissell, of Phillips; W.
R. Hill, of Graham; L. K. Pratt, of
Norton, and A. Patchen, of Decatur
county Kansas. Topeka Commonwealth
The Rock Island road will have its
branch from St. Joseph - to Topeka
completed and in operation in about
two weeks. At what western point
. the Rock Island will stop building its
'extension isa question which no one
ojtside the managers of the road can
answer, but it is now generally believ
ed that it will build through to the
Pacific coast. It is known that the
comj an y has purchased more steel rails
than will be used in the construction
of the road along lines already survey
ed, and this fact rather gives color to
the report that a Pacific coast exten
sion is under consideration, if it has
not b en practically decided upon.
At Wilsey on February 3rd., the
three mouths' old child of John Gill
was burned to death and the mother,
in attempting: to rescue it, had her
clothes set on fire and barely escaped
the same terrible fate. The mother
had left the child in the tent at Ston
aker's camp on Six Mile crek, four
teen miles from her to go to a spring
tor water. During her absence some
ctraw burning near the tent set the
canvas on fire. After the teut had
been totally consumed the body otlLe
infant was found burned to a crisp.
In conversation with Col. James
Morrow, of Lyous, while at McPher
Bon, Col. Fisher imparted the
information that as soon as the Hutch
inson line was completed from MePhur
son, the attention of the Rock Island
managers will be turned to building a
line from McPjierson to Great Bend
via Lyons. We don't know what our
neighbors in Sterling may think of the
project. Lyons Democrat.
A fine vein of Tennessee granite has
been opened a half mile n rth of town.
It is indeed beautiful, susceptible of as
high a polish as our best imported gran
ite, and being found in practically in
exhaustible quantities, will prove a
bonanza to our city and county. Yates
The report that Orth Stein had kill
ed a telepraph operator named How
ard Stone at Price's Station, in U ah,
proved to be incorrect. The murder
er's name is Steen, a youth of only
nineteen years. Stone, the murdered
tn an, formerly' resided in Woodson
The Leavenworth Times having said
that "Chautauqui is the banner cotton
county of Kansas," the Cherryvale
Torch replies: "The Times evidently
is not acquainted with Captain Mc
Taggart's cotton farm in Montgomery
In Labette county the county print
ing has been divided between two pa-
Eers, each of which is to reteive one
alf of legal rates for the delinquent
tax list and other advertising.
The state historical society has receiv
a photograph of Major General Phil
lip St. George, who commanded in
Kansas during the trouble in 1856.
He is now living at Detroit.
A four pound German carp and
several smaller onas were recently
caught in Cow creek, in Rice county.
Kansas, where these fish have iived
when turned loose to run wild.
A 20 inch vein of coal has been dis
covered at Admire City, Osage county.
It is said to be inexhaustible. The
mine will be opened immediately.
Buffalo meat is selling in this city
at fifteen cents a pound. Just ten
years ago, it could be bought for two
and a half cents per pound. Dodne.
City Globe. J
The State Legislature will be called
upon to pass a bill providing for the
payment of a royalty on all sugar man
ufactured from caue in Kansas.
The waterworks bonds of Junction
City, $50,000 in amount, when sold
realized $53,200. Good credit
One of the old time scenes of Dodge
City was enacted last Saturday night.
It was a regular round up by deputy
sheriffs and the consequences were
nearly fatal to one of our policemen,
Jas. Begley. It was a general display
of firearms and brutal attacks on peo
ple who happened to come in their way.
No opposition was offered them and
they captuied the town. Two of the
policemen handed in their resignations
on the following Monday and Mr. Fred
Singer had the entire work to do until
some more men were appointed. War
rants were issued for the arrest of the
gang who did the vrork but they had
skipped out for pastures new. They
have the best wishes of the citizens
that they will like their new location
well enough to stay. Dodge City Dem
ocrat. The Union Prospecting Coal & Min
ing company of Little River, Rice
countv, Kansas, was charted yesterday
with a capital f 1,000,000, . and the
followiug officers: H. T. Smith, pres
ident; H. J. Harvey, vice-president;
A. M. Smith, treasurer; E. Z. Smith,
secretary. The purpose of this com
pany i3 to prospect for coal, until
there is a certainty one way or theo-
ther, either coal or no coal. Mr. U. 15.
Smith will be elected general manager,
and operations will be begun at uce,
about four miles northwest of Little
River, on either Mr. Harvey's or H.
T. Smith's farm. Lyons Democrat.
While a masquerade ball was in
progress at Freeprt, a small town a
few miles west of Wellington Kan., in
Harper county, a paper head dress
worn by Miss Cora Roulder caught
fire from a bracket lamp near which
she was standing. . She immediately
pulled the cap from her head and threw
it upon the floor, but while endeavor
ing to tramp it under her foot, her dress,
which was also trimmed in paper,
caught fire, and she was burned to
death in the presence of one hundred
pauic stricken people.
Senator J. W. White has again suc
ceeded in convicting one of those who
circulated the slander concerning his
connection with the Rice county safe
robbery some years ago. Last week
in the District Court, a verdict of guil
ty was brought in against W. J. Ful
ler, formerly of Lyons, but now of
Jetmore. and the jury awarded Sena
tor White S20,000iamages.
A bill has been introduced into
the legislature to compel Lawrence to
pay the 8100,000 university bonds as
sumed by the state, on the ground that
the law assuming them was unconstitutional.
Newton is to build a four story hotel
to cost 818,000.
The library of the Kansas penitenti
ary contains 6,000 volumes.
Th Rock Island will be running
trains into Topeka next week.
The biggest boom ever known in
Kansas is just beginning to swell.
Jacob O. Rey, aged 75 years, one of
the oldest residents of Phillips county,
died last week.
The sorghum syrup works at Sterl
ing appear to have been operated
successfully the past season,
The endeavor of Senator Fair's son
to make Congressman Page take a
drink at the point of a pistol has awa
kened wide spread interest. It adds
another feature to the already compli
cated problem of official etiquette in
Washington. The question arises,
how far has a congressman the right
to disobey the commands of a rich sen
ator's son? Young Fair desired to
treat Mr. Page, and 'being the offspring j
of one of the wealthiest members of the ;
senate, was entitled to more consider- i
ation than he received. Fair, however,
wits not without the means of enforc
ing his princely orders. He carries a
revolver, and knows when to use it
in vindication of his defied preroga
tive. It is pleasant to see the sons of
millionaire senators rising thus boldly
to a practical recognition of their her
editary privileges. When a congress
man so far forgets himself as to snub
the hilarious son of the Silver King he
is evidently blind to the niceities of
modern plutocratic etiquette. iveta
"O wad some pow'r the giftiegie ns
To we oursela as ithers see us!
It wad frae many a blunder free us
And foolish notion ;
What airs In dress an' gait wad lea'e ua
And er'o devotion."
There were tour crows sat on 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 ever was
"Something must be done, or sure as
We'll have to eat shucks, Instead of
The wise old crow then crooked bis jaw
And slowly scratching his beak with
Said, "Surely, something has got to bo
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,
As he said in a voice so solemn and
"We'll go out and compel people to
buy, 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."
Moeal. Don't be a brats ble bush.
"Seest thou a man diligent in busi
ness, be shall stand before kings, be
shall cot stand before mean men."
"Eut, mousie, thou art no thy lane,
In pr Ting, foresight may be Tain :
The best laid schemes o' micean'men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us naught but grief an' pain
For proniid'd joy."
"He who by the plow would thrive
Himself must either bold or drive.'
There i in Fort Scott an extensive
saw-mill, built for the purpose and
constantly employed in sawing up pine
logs brought in from Missouri, Arkan
sas and Texas.
The wheat prospect on the Kansas
frontier is better now than it is in the
fertile country between Atchison and
Clifton which was thecaselast year at
Dodge City had another blaze on
the 22d inst., the Hotel ofDe Van
being the building involved. The fire
was soon extinquished by the fire de
partment. There is a project on foot at St.
John ts sell the public square at that
place for 835,000 and apply this a
mount to the liquidation of the coun
A new roller process flour 'ng mill
was started at Blue Rapids last week,
with a capacity of 150 barrels per day.
Barlow, McGrew & Co., proprietors.
The Lane county inhabitants are
kicking because the county line com
mittee took six tiers of townships off
of Lane county to establish Buffalo.
In Southern Kansas farmers demand
35 cents for corn, but 30 cents is the
price usually paid, as the retail price
brings but from 35 to 40 cents.
Anderson county school ma'ams have
organized a female immigration socie
ty for thepurp- se of locatinir a female
collexe on No Mao's Laud.
A mail route has been ordered to be
established at once between Topeka
and Fort Scott, on the Kansas, Ne
braska & Dakota railroad.
Jewell county raised about 150.000
bushel of corn last vear, which was
n. ore than was raised in any county of
its size in the state.
William Beichle, of Sumraerville,
Ottawa county, committed suicide last
week. - Disappointment in love the
Anthany, Harper county, has sub
scribed for eight electric lights for
light;ng the city at a annual cost of
Nine druggists of Topeka pleaded
guilty to violation of the prohibitory
law and were sentenced on Tuesday.
The Hutchinson ATsays that over
$1,200,000 worth of improvements
will be made in that city during 1887.
Hiram Neversweat from San Anto
nio: "I met a Kansas man yesterday
a prominent prohibition republican
from the interior and had a long talk
with him in the 'House of Lords,' a
saloon that justly boasts bigger glasses
of beer than any other house in town,
and the least foam in the glass. In
reply to a query concerning the politi
cal situation at home, he swallowed a
schooner of lager and said: The situ
ation is lovely. We have closed the
accursed rum holes in every town ex
cept Leavenworth, and that is on our
list. In six months there will not be a
groggery in the state, please, t he Lord.'
I asked him why be, a man who liked
his beer so well, was so opposed to
saloons, and, after calling for and empt
ying another immense schooner, he
replied: 'Well, you see, lama poli
tician by profession. I live on what
I am able to make of politics. There
fore I am compelled to 6taud in with
the prohibitionists who dictate the pol
icy of my party. At first I did this
for policy's sake; in other words I was
a hypocrite. But gradually I became
a prohibitionist in earnest, and now I
am one of the fore-most, adherents of
the doctrine.' I asked him if he drank
while he was at home, and, ordering
another schooner and drinksng it at
two draughts, he said: Yes, I am sor
ry to siy I do. I try to keep it a se
cret, but when lam found out I affect
great penitence, attend religious serv
ices and temperance meetings, and am
soon forgiven.' Do you,' I said, 'think;
this game will last long? After or
dering afresh schooner, he said: 'Can
didly, I don't think it will. It will
last until the old set of politicians die
off w'.th drug store whisky, and then
a man who expects to get office must
be a prohibitionist in practice as well
as by profession. For when the wo
men get to voting (as they will in less
than two years) they will not give a
man a chance whose breaths smel's
of whiskey.' 'Do you,' I inquired,
expect to be re elected to the office you
now occupy?' 'Yes said, he ordering
more beer, 'I do.' The luck of Cliff
Baker for State printer has given me
courage to make the race. I But I
must be going, or I'll be to d d
drunk to get to ray hotel. Good-bye
I would h:ve accorapained him, but
he was so drunk that I was ashamed
to be seen in his company. I could
not help regarding it as a funny cir
cum stance that I had met a prominent
Kansas prohibitionist who made such
hog of himself that a rum fiend was
ashamed to be seen on tho street with
him.' (hic.) Atchison Globe.
Among the stories told at the New
England dinner in New York last
week was the annexed: There was an
old preacher once who told some boys
of the Bible lesson he was to read in
the morning. The boys, finding the
p ace, glued together the connecting
pages. The next morning he read on
the bottom of one page: When Noah
was 120 years old he took unto him
self a wife, who was then turning the
page 140 cubits long, 40 cubits wide,
built of gopher wood and covered with
pitch inside and out!' He was natur
ally puzzled at this. He read it again,
verified it, and then said. 'My friends,
this is the first time I ever rad this in
the Bible, but I accept it as evidence
of the assertion that we are fearfully
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 the law office of
Sam J. Day, Great Bend, Eas.
B. O. PRICE & CO.
J. V. BRIRIKFilAR! Ct CO.,
TILEO. C. COLE. ELRICK C COL
COLE BROTHERS ,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Office In Court House.
"Counsel in German by Theo. C Cole.
MAKER & OSMOND,
Rooms 4 and 5 in Allen's Elcd,-
GREAT BEND - KAIL
SAM. J. DAY
Attorney at Law
. UflLLtiER BLOCK,
Great Bend, : : : Kansas
J. U. SE1XEXT !
EWALT & BEMENT, :
Attorneys at Law, Heal Estate i
and Loan Agents! i
Collecting a Specialty,
Rent Property and Pay Taxes
C. F. DIFFENBACHER, D. A. SANTA.
immrdi i sakta,
Attorneys at Latnr
Office in Allen-Hubbard Block, rooms 9 and 11.
Physician & SurgeoiL
Headquarters at Allen's Drag Store
S. J. SHAW.r.1. D.
t OFFICE IN-
.A lien's 331oclc,
GREAT BEND. KAN.
L Y. M0K5HCK, IL D.,
Physician & Surgeon.
Office rer Dodg A Co.' Hardware Bbor
Northwest Corner Square,
FBT5IBUUD WUW. ,i
HEADQUABTERS AT ?
Burson & Shaws Drug Store
ESTABLISHED IN 1874.
does -a. general bajsticcstgr
$500,000 to Loan.
On long time, with the privilege ot
paying at any time.
BOOH 8 A?-LEHU23AD3L0CE: W. IKE. IRELAETD.
A LARGE STOCK OF PURE GOODS AT LOW PRICES!
Four Doors South of Opera Block, Great Bend.
ROBINSON & STERKETT,
Hardware and Implements.
MATTB A SPECIALTY OP
Sheet Iron and Copper Ware,
2IAIN STBEETa SOUTH OF LELAKD HOTEL
HOTELS AND RESTAURANT.
Teres Reasonable. 'Good Sairpl
EAST BIDS Or SQUABS,
! Great Bend - - -Kansas.
Near the Depot. Best aocommod&tlqpfl ta.
the city for the monoy. Transient, SLfiO per.
day. Day board per week, V0O. A jrooe'
feed stable attached.
IV. XZ. IIOLMEa
Bestaurant and Confectionery, day boarS
and lodging. Fine cigars and tobaooo, can
dies, etc., always on hand. All kinds ot
drinks. In, their season. Ogsters in mrmrf
Forest Arenas, first door west of toe Foet
A. H. BAKER
Real estate. Loan and Insurance
SAUL TTEEELE&j '
"Wagon -:- Maker
F. M. HODGE'S OLD STAND,
Williams Ave. , GREAT BEND.
PBtmSIOHS AHD P30DUCE.
A new and splendid lin$ of goods
which I am eelling at ' tho very
lowest figures. When you need any-
thin in his line cive him a call.
First door north pf KobinKJtt & Stetf
ettV hardware ttexe.