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GREAT BEjSTD, KANSAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1887.
There is a high old time going on in
Sherman county, Kansas, where ' two
towns, Eusti3 and Sherman Center,
claim the honor of being the county
seat, and each has a full set of officers
who claim to be legally elected. Eus
. tis was made the county seat by the
Governor, but Sherman Center claims
it by the right of election, and at
present it is impossible to commence a
legal action in the county. A few days
ago thesheriff from Eustis attempted
to attach the stock of a merchant at
Sherman Centre, but the citizens of
the l&tUr place met him with shot
Kuaj,and drove him out of town. The
two places are about a mile and a half
apart, and bherman Centre is being
heavily advertised as a boom town.
As a resultof the county seat fight
in Wichita county a duel between one
Kit Gould and the" editor of the Coro-
' nado Star is one of the possibilities.
Gould is a resident of Leoti whom the
Star man ".went for" editorially in reg
ular western style, using language
motj forcible than elegant. Gould
went ever to Corouado the next day
and retaliated with the aid of a horse
- whip, and was in turn promptly chal
lenged to fight a duel. As both towns
just now need all the votes they can
get, pending the county seat election,
the duel will probably not take place
until after the 8th, but after the elec
tion they will be free to carve each
"other to tueir hearts content.
We hope that every democrat in the
house will vote against the bill report
ed by the committee on temperance
when put upon its final passage in that
bodjw Prohibition is the child of the
republican party. It has ostentatous
ly assumed all the cares of paternity,
and the democracy are under no obli
gation to take from the self-styled
, "party of morality" any portion of the
responsibility of looking after the odi
ous malformation. The democracy in
the" legislature can well afford to let
the republicans look aftr their sickly
offspring, "without any interference up
on their part. Topcka Democaat.
. Hon. Milt W. Reynolds, whose
newspaper work as editor and corres
pondent, Kicking Bird is known to
all Kansas, recently delivered a strong
nnti able argument for protection, be-j
fore the JefTersonian club of Lawrence. !
The address, which appears in the
Lawrence Journal, is one of more than
ordinary force and ability. Beneath
the brilliant correspondent is disco v
ered in this epeech the close and care
ful student of political economy. To
We understand that several of the
citizens of Pawnee Valley and vicinity
have taken offence at some of our arti
cles and talk mob. We would say to
these gentlemen, when ever they feel
inclined to crawl our frame, not to be
at all backward, but come right on,
we can be found at our office any day
except Mondays, and if the gentlemen
so disposed will drop us a postal, we
will .try and make it interesting for
. them, open day or night. I'aicnee
Barber county is very much agita
tated over the cotton business and will
probably undertake a trial crop this
season. They will also erect a gin and
bale it for the market. We believe
that th cotton industry will become
oae of great importance in western and
southern Kansas at no great distant
day. There is no reason why it should
not. The soil is suited for the plant
and it will be easy to raise. Lamed
Yates Center is on the boom. The
Woodson National bank and the G.
A. R. will jointly erect a large bank-
iug and opera house combined. A
$10,000 hotel is also in the course of
erection. They have also discovered
some fine budding stone and an n
mens deposit of Italian marble.
The Columbus Advocate says: To
peka seems to be considerably worried
over the proposition to move the capi
tal of tr e great state of Kansas west,
aud nearer the center ot the state
This, we have no idea will ever be
The Union Pacific folks are spread
fog out and extending their lines as
fast as plans can be perfected. A sur-
vev from McPherson to Hutchinson
has just been made and the road will
be extended there in the spring.
Gold is reported to have been found
in Franklin county, just over the line
irom J unction township, this county
j. ne cropping 01 rocK in wnicn it is
found is two feet wide and forty feet
lo ng. Osage Free Prjess.
A purse of $500 hss been raised by
a number of southern Sumner county
citizens for the purpose of prosecuting
the soldiers who fired on a party of
.them while in the territory and killed
one or two of their horses.
The name of the Garden City irrt
galor has been changed to the Finney
The Hook Island.
The Democrat has said repeatedly
that Great Bend ought to secure the
Rock Island, and if we do not we will
have ourselves t blame for the failure.
The Santa Fe, the Missouri Pacific and
the Rock Island are the three giant
railroad corporations that are to-day
struggling1 for the vast traffic of the
Arkansas Vallev. Take a map of
Kansas, look at the center of thi3
great and fertile region and you will
-ee the city of Great Bend. From
this point the Santa Fe has determined
to reach the great mountain city.
Denver, and last year they completed
a line as far asNess City. This year
that line will be pushed through to its
objective point. Great Bend will then
be the one central city of the Santa
Fe System, located at the point where
its two great western lines intersect,
and having as tributary the territory
north aud northwest. Now then, fol
low the Missouri Pacific line from the
north and east, and also picture this
same line running southwest to the
Indian Territory, and one can readily
see that the Missouri Pacific brings to
the markets of Great Bend a vast
country extending north and south
west. Now, then, the object of the
Rock Island is to divide this traffic
with these roads, and in order to do
this they must build to some point
where the freight accumulates from the
adjacent territory of both lines. Any
man who will study the map and fol
low the lines we have indicated will
see that, by force of circumstances,
Great Bend is that point. We need
the Rock Island and we believe the
Rock Island people are anxious to
come here. But our people should
take the initiative steps, and now i3
the accepted time. Whatever is done
should be done immediately, and all
the people should know it. Toere is
no need of men going around whisper
ing with bated breath that we want
this road to come here, but we are
afraid to let other towns know our
feelings lest they steal the prize.
Great Bend does want the road, and if
our people will only stand united we
believe she can cope with any town in
this part of the valley.
Great Bend and Barton county are
coming to the- front in the matter of
securing railroads, in no county in
Kansas is there more active work
in railroad circles than.here. But our
people so far have been strangely
siow in advertising the great agricul
tural advantages of this section. Bar-j
ton county is as rich as Sedgwick, and 1
the laud, intrinsically, worth as'
much, but land in Sedgwick sells for
double and treble the prices realized
here. What made the land ot bedg
wick valuable will also make the land
of Barton valuable, viz.: induce set
tlers to come here until the number
of homeseekers shall be greater than
the number ot homes procurable.
Then a man can procure one of these
fertile farms only by paying a premium.
This is by way of suggestion. Of
course, we need railroads, and, of
course each one adds additional value
to every acre of land in the county,
but if we could get a vast number of
farmers to come to the county and
take up and begin to till every acre of
land there would be a still more rapid
advance in property. Many towns of
the size of Great Bend have what are
called immigration societies, whose
duty it is to see that the county and
town are properly advertised. And we
have heard that these societies have
been of incalculable benefit to many
counties and towns. While part of
our energies are expended in securing
railroads would it not be wise to ex
pend at least a portion in trying to get
Some years ago a mechanic near
New Haven was riding in a railway
train, and was jolted and jarred as in
the early days of travel passengers were
apt to be. He didn't fret and fume
as the other passengers did, but began
to stuuy and experiment, with a view
to making a spring that would reduce,
the jolting to a mininum. He at last
suceeded and his spring was adopted
by every railroad in the country. He
is no longer a poor mechanic. His
name is Carlos French and he has just
been elected to congress from the New
Wichita is said to be about six
miles wide and nine miles long, and
contains about 24,000 real estate
agents or thereabouts. Sedgtcick Pan
tograph. There are now one hundred and four
school houses in Labette county and
schools are in progress in each.
About one hundred and sixty teachers
are employed in the county.
Insurance companies from foreign
sources threaten to withdraw their
capital from Kansas if the pending
law regulating insurance companies
A mad do was killed at Leaven
worth on Monday after it had created
a terrible &care.
Those Desiring to
By making some good investments in
real estate while property is (
at low figures should
call at .
Who has a fine list of property, as
well as the BEST BARGAINS, "
of any agency in the city.
LOTS, ELEGANT ' v
From one' acre up; good residence j
property and a few good business
properties in good locations at
A large amount of property will
chauge hands in this city in the next
few months, and big money can be
made in judicious investments. Those
who buy first can double their money
in the next ninety days.
Also farms in Barton, Stafford and
Rush counties, on easy terms. Lots
in old city limits, lots in Heizer Park
addition, lots in College Grove addi
tion, lets in Bonewitz addition.
Lots Sold on Monthly Payments
.A., J. Bu.ols.la.xici,
- Land and Loan Agent,
Great Bend, : : Kas.
FARMERS AD STOCKMEN
1 have one of the most complete
well machines ever brought to this
country. I am prepared to drill
wells any depth required. I will
guarantee plenty of good water and
a first clas3 job in every respect.
Terms for drilling 50 cent per foot,
or 75 cent including tubing complete
with Galvanized Iron No. 22, 6
inches in diameter, locked and
riveted ; the best that is made. Plenty
of water and satisfaction guaranteed,
or no pay required.
Orders left at Henry Wildgen's
barn, south side ot the square will
receive prompt attention.
JOSEPH WILD GEN, '
"O wad some pow'r the glftiegie xx
To eee oursels as ithers see us!
It wad frae many a blunder free us
And foolUh notion ;
What airs in dress an gait wad lea'e us
And er'n devotion."
There were lour 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 his jaw
And slowly scratching his beak with
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- BRINKMAN & CO.,
ESTABLISHED IN 1S74.
DOES -A- GENERAL B-AJNTInSTG-BUSINESS.
On long time, with the privilege ot
paying at any time.
IM 8 AUEKHB3AED BLOCS: W. EE- IRELAETB-
A LARGE STOCK OF PURE GOODS AT LOW PRICES!
Four Doors South of Opera Block, Great Rend.
ROBINSON & STERRETT,
Hardware and Implements.
"M AK"R A SPECIALTY OP
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
JLUJi STBEET, SOUTH OF LELAXD HOTEL.
As he said In a Toice so solemn and
"We'U go out and compel people to
buy, you know"
Then they all joined in
A loud refrain
For they had. (in their minds.)
Downed Ko?nef 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."
Moeil. Don't be a bramble bush.
"Seest thou a man diligent in busi
ness, he shall stand before kings, he
shall not stand before meaamen."
"But, mousie, thou art no thy lane,
In pr oving, foresight may be vain :
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 thrUe
Himself must either bold or drive.'
the law office of
TIlXO. C COLE. ELRICK C. COLE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
. Office in Court House.
Counsel in German by Theo. C Cole.
MA11ER & OSMOND,
Rooms 4 and 5 in Allen's Block,
GREAT - - KAN.
SAP1. J, DAY
Attorney at Law
Great Bend, : : : Kansas.
R. T. EWALT.
J. H. BEMEXT.
EWALT & BEMENT,
Attorneys at Law, Real SstatQ .
ana Lean Agents,
Collecting a Specialty,
Rent Property and Pay Taxes
C. F. DIFFEXBACHER, D. A. BANTA.
BirriNSiCHEE i urn,.
Attorneys at Lay?
Office in Alloa-Hubbard Block, rooms 9 and 11.
F. LIGIITFOOT, .
Physician & Surgeon."
Headquarters at Allen's Dru? Store..
S. J. SHAW, EYJ. D.
OFFICK IN -
GREAT BEND. KA1SJ.
JL Y. MtCOIiJIICK, H. D.,
Physician & Surgeon.
Office over Dodjre St Co.'a Hardware Store,
Northwest Corner Square.
physician m mm,
Burson h Shav's Drug Store
HOTELS AND RESTAURANT.
Terns Reasonable. Good SampI
EAST SIDE OF SQT7AHS,
Great Bend - - - Kansas.
Near the' Depot. Best accommodations In
the city for the money. Transient, f LfiO per
day. Day board per week, ' $4.00. A good
feed stable attached.
IM. It. HOLMES,
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 every
For st Arenue, first door west of the Post
A. H. BAKER.
Real estate, Loan and Insurance
Wagon -:- Maker
F. M. HOIXJETS OLD STAND,
Williams Ave., GREAT BEND.
PROVISIOHS AND PSODUCE.,
A new and splendid line of goods,
which I am selling at the very
lowest figures. "When yon need any
thing in his line, give him a call.
First door north of Robinson & Ster
ett's hardware store.