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GREAT BEND, KANSAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1887.
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The fourth annual encampment,
Kansas divisions. Sons of Veterans, U.
8. A. will convene at Abilene on Tues
day, March, 8.
The Grand Army fair held at Sa
betha last week was one of the most
successful ever held in Kansas. The
proceeds were $1,100.
A number of citizens of Dodge City
have subscribed $40,000 towards the
erection of a hotel building on the City
Drug store 'and postoffice lots. The
prospect of two or three good hotels in
Dodge seems assured.
" Owing to some difficulty between
Messrs. McCrackin & Co. and their
contractors, the Kansas & Colorado
railway was not turned over to the
Missouri Pacific last Sunday as was in
tended. Col. Everest was called here
to straighten matters out. Salina
A representative of . the Pullman
Ptdace Car company has purchased fif
ty acres of ground at Turner and five
acres at Argentine, both suburban
towns near Kansas City, for the pur
pose of erecting work-shops for the
convenience of the company, who are
going to erect shops for western re
The people of Greenleaf say that a
the Central Branch company does no
do j?omethirir for them this vear. in
the way of new road, they will traffic
with the Atchison, lopeka & banta
Fe. which threatens to build into
Greenleaf territory. The Greenleaf
people are wide awake, and have no
iiies on tnem. jiiaiison vriwe.
There is no trouble in Leavenworth
and no danger of any bloodshed. No
body is going co be killed, except one
or two crazy men who are carrying
revolvers that may go off and end their
own lives. Ini whole talk ot riot
and row is the malicious invention of
& man who is doing everything he can
to ruin Leavenworth. Standard.
John O . Wilson, the attorney for
the McCracken Construction com
pany, in company with' H. M. Mc
Cracken, of New York City, passed
through Lyous,to-dav, enrovie to Great
Bend. They will probably be in Lyons
to-morrow, adjusting matters pertain
ing to what will be the Missouri Pacific
road by the 1st of March. Lyons Be-
Now comes a lawyer who says, that
woman suffrage as authorized by the
Kansas lej i'ature is unconstitutional,
and a botch generally. The legal light in
question is giving the matter thorough
study and research, and otTers to prove
what he says- through the colunis of
the Globe, if people won't be too curious
as to his identity, Atcliison Globe.
, " 9 '
"William," said a Topeka druggist
to Jus clerk, When I hired you a
month sco I haii but little faith in
your ability, as 3-014 had, in my esti
mation, devoted too tnuch time to the
study, of chemistry, analytical and
theoretical. But since I have observed
the rare skill with which you fill half
pint flasks, and dilute the Old Crow
harrel witbut affecting the color of
fhe cofitent8, I feel justified io raising
your salary j dollar a week.' Atcliison
Here is a trick (hat needs watching:
One sharper agrees to buy & farmer's
land and pays iiim $25 to bind the
bargain. Another comes along and of
fers him $500 more and gets the prom
ise of it if the farmer ean buy off No.
1, who comes around and insists on the
fulfillment of the contract,but wjllgive
up for $200. This the farmer agrees
to, pys back the $25 and $200 and
the second purchaser never pays up.
If any of the Kausas legislators
want to distinguish themselves in an
affecting way, let some one introduce
and secure the passage of a bill pro
viding for the payment in the county
treasury all fees unclaimed afier one
or more years in justices offices and
in the office of the clerk of the district
court These fees aggregate a consid
erable amount eOch year, owing to the
carelessness, forgetful ness, or ignor
ance of the persons to whom they are
due.. Walnut Valley Times.
Several ladies presented themselves
at the oity clerk's office to register
their napes in order that they might
vote at the spring election, The clerk
informed them that the registration
law by which he is governed only pro
vides for the registration of male citi
zens. The ladies, who were under the
impression that all was now smooth
sailing, were considerably disappoint
ed. They were not to be baffled in ihis
way,, however, and at once began to
inquire what wa3 necessary to be done.
They were informed that a change in
the registration law was the shortest
cut, and they left declaring their de
termination of having the matter at
tended to at once. Topeha Capital.
We have been asked by so many of
the democrats of this county why the
officials at the United States Land
Office at Lamed gave half the land
office notices to the Register, a repub
lican paper, that we have determined
to refer to the matter publicly. ' Dur-
.insr the past year, the number of
notices received at the two offices, the
Democrat and Register, has not great
ly varied, with probably a slight pre
ponderance in favor of the Democrat.
At present, taking our issue of the
17th, the number is exactly equal.
We will frankly say to our readers
that we know of no reason why a
paper that has never omitted an op
portunity to fight the democratic
party should receive any considerable
portion of the public printing sent
out from that office, except that it is
the will of the register of that office.
We had once understood that the de
partment at Washington desired the
various offices to distribute the public
printing to papers of both parties.
But Commissioner Spark in a private
letter advises us that there is no such
ruling or desire on the part of the de
The truth is there is no reason why
the f democratic papers of Kansas
should not receive recognition from the
officials whom they helped to make.
As to our own labors for the party,
while they may not have been so con
spicuous as those of our present
officials, yet they were none the less
sincere or arduous. And when we
were a stranger we submitted to those
in authority, ample proof of the sound
ness of our political faith. When we
came here our democracy was vouched
for by such men as oenator Maxey,
of Texas; Gov. Leslie, of Kentucky,
and Congressman McMilliu, of Tenn
essee, and since we have been here we
will stand by tr. e record we have
made. Therefore, it can not be that
our party fealty was at any time sus
pected. By virtue of the democratic victory
of '84 the offices at Lamed are filled
with democrats, and by virtue of the
same victory democratic journals
should receive the public printing.
They have a right to expect it, not as
a favor, but as their just due. It is a
sad day for the' democracy of Kansas
when our federal appointees are under
such obligations to the republican
press that they are compelled to divide
the little they have to ffive. It may
be that what we have said will lose us
the poor pittance we now receive from
the land office. If so be, let it go. 1
The Democrat does not flourish in the
smiles of the land office officials, and
their frowns will not kill it. There is
no law or ruling against democratic
papers receiving their just rights, but
there is a certain vigorous epistle
extant in regard to federal officials
trying to control political nominations
for congress, or otherwise.
We admire and esteem Col. Henrv
Watterson, but in imagining that it is
his patriotic duty to 'speak out" about
the president, he is making a great
mistake lhe only thing we think
of that keeps President Cleav land from
being fully as good a democrat as Col.
Watterson, is the fact that there is
still a republican United States mar
shal in the St Louis custom-house. But
he will outgrow this if Col. Watterson
will only give him the change and
we insist that he shall have the chance.
St. Loui Republican.
. Horace Greeley wrote a hard hand,
but we fear the Camden Post draws it
pretty strong in telling the following
story: Mr. Greeley used to write a
miserable scrawl. One day he sent the
following to the Iowa Pres3 Associa
tion: 1 have waited till longer wait
ing would seem discourteous, and now
decide that I cannot attend your press
meeting next June, as I would do. I
find so many cares and duties pressing
on me that, with the weight of years,
I feel obliged to decline any invitation
that takes me over a days journey from
home.' Out of this the recipients, in
consultation assembled, made: 'Ihave
wondered all along whether any squirt
had denied the scandal about the pres
ident meeting Joe in the woods on
Saturday. I have hominy, carrots
and R. K. ries more than I could move
with . eight steers. If eels are blighted
dig them early. Any insinuation that
brick ovens are dangerous to hams
gives me the horrors.'
J. J. Winterburg offers his handsome
residence for sale, and will build again.
Possession given in 30 days. Call at
lie also has a good stock of saddlery
goods for sale at the South Side Har
ness Shop. " 47
For Sale. -A good farm six
miles from Great Bend, well improved,
good "houses and out-buildings. Will
bje sold at a bargain if sold soon. In
quire at this office, tf
Those Desiring to
By making some good investments in
real estate while property is
at low figures should
Who has a fine list of property, as
well as the BEST; BARGAINS,
of txy agency 'in the city.
From one adre up; good residence
property and a few good business
properties in good locations at
A large amount of property will
change hands in this city in the next
few months, and big money can be
made in judicious investments. Those
who buy first can doable their money
in thenext 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, lots in Bonewitz addition.
Lots Said cn Monthly Payments
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 class job in every respect
Terms fox 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'a
barn, south side ot the square will
receive prompt attention.
"O wad tome pow'r the giftiegle us
To see ouraela as ithers see us!
It wad frae many a blunder free na
And foolish notion ;
What airs in dreas an' gait wad lea'e us
And eTn devotion."
There were lour crowa aat on the gro
und Carrot colored, brindle, -white and
Said onefold crow unto his mates:
"Keoney is getting away with the
baggage of late!"
Said the old white rrow, 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 wiseold crow then crooked his jaw
And slowly scratching hi beak with
Said, "Surely, something has got to be
For Keeney he is a son of a gun!"
Then they all looked is wise as wise
And the wise old crow looked the wis
est of three,
J. V. BRINKIYIAN Ct CO.,
ESTABLISHED IN 1874.
DOES OElSriilR A T. BISTKlSrO
Grir&sxrt Send., lESLxxstss,
On long time, with the privilege. ot
paying at any time.
A LARGE STOCK OF PURE GOODS AT LOW PRICES!
jfFour Doors South of Opera Block, Great Bend.
ROBINSON & STERRETT.
Hardware and Implements.
MAKE A SPECIALTY OF
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper X7a.rO,
JIAIN STREET, SOUTH OF LELA5D HOTEL.
NEW : COAL : YARD.
We are prepared to furnish coal at the following Iott
Canon City, at bin,
Kifenburg or Trinidad,
Yards West of Walnut Creek Mills.
at Our Expense,
O. HEDQES 3s CO.,
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 mind;)
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."
Morax. 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, mouaie, thou art no thy lane,
In proving, 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 promis'd joy."
"He who by the plow would thrive
Himself must cither bold or drive. 1
CANON CITY COAL
THEO. C. COLE. ELEICK C. COLE
County Attorney ,
ATTO R N EYS AT 2-AW.
Office In Court House.
"Counsel In German by Tbeo. C Cole.
MAKER & OSMOND,
ATTO R N EYS - AT- LAW
Rooms 4 and 5 in Allen's Eloek,
GEEAT BEND - - KAN.
SAM. J, DAY.
Attorney at Law
Great Bend, : : : Kaxsas.
J. H. B EM EXT.
EWALT & BEMENT,
Attorneys at Law, Real Estats
ana Loan Agents,'
Oollecting a Specialty,
Rent Property and Pay Taxes.
C. F. DIFFENBACHER, D. A. BANTA.
Attorneys at Law
Office in Allen-Hubbard Block, rooms 9 and 11.
Physician & Surgeon.'
neafgB&rtcrt at Allen's Drag Store.
B. J. SHAW, M. D.
GREAT BEND. KAN.
- A. Y. McCCRMlCK; H. D.; C
Physician & Surgeon.
CMo over Dodge & Co. 'a Hardware Storb
Northwest Corner Square.
Burson h Shaw'fl I3rug Store.
HOTELS AND tlESTAUBANT.
Terns Reasonable. Good SampI
fiXBX 8X931 OJT SQZJABB, , ,
Great Send - Kansas.
Near the Depot. Best accommodation la
the oity for the money. Transient, 1.50 pr
day. Day board per week, K.00. A good
feed stable attaohed.
IV. JR. HOLMES.
Restaurant and Confectionery, day oard
and lodging'. Fine cigara and tobacco, can-"
dies, etc., alway on band. All kindeaof
drinks in their season. Oysters O every
tyle. . . .
Forest Arenae, first door west of the Post
office. SAUL TTHSELSR,
Wagon -:- Maker
F. M. HODGE'S OLD STAND,
Williams Ave., GREAT BEND. .
GHAS. 3BYE. .
DEALER TH "
PSOYISIOHS AHD PBODUdE.
A new and splendid line of goods,
irhich I am selling .at the very
lowest figures. When you need any-,
thing in his line giv him a call.
First loor north of Robinon & Ster-,
ett's hardware store.