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GREAT BEND, KANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 1887.
Mrs. GraDt, widow of General
Grant, will spend the greater part of
J-ent m Washington, bhe will divide
her time there between the homes of
Senator Stanford and General Beale.
The soldiers will. 'no doubt, remem
ber that in 1884 they were told that if
the lsemocrats got in power, their
pensions would b9 diminished, and
perhaps taken from them. Are these
the facts ? Most assurdly they arenot.
The commissioner oi pensions has now
stated requistions on calls fur 81,780,
000 whicn is intended to make pay
ments upon the pensions due on the
first of March, and which will be the
largest payment of current pensions
made in any one quarter in the history
of this government under republican
rule. Kindey Graphic.
One of the guests at the Poland
eprings, Maine, was young country
lawyer with a small practice. A rich
old fellow from Philadelphia made his
acquaintance at the spring side, and
was pleased with him, Now this rich
old man wanted an honest man to send
tfo Europe on an important business
mission. He thought this youny law
yer would fill the bill but proceeded
to test him first. After gaining his
confidence he told him of a plan he
had for making money by a short but
verp dishonest method. The young
man listened attentively aud then
firmly declined to be a party to any
uch arrangements. In vain, the old
man pleaded that scores of men. oc
cupying high positions to-day had
made their start in 'precisely uch a
way. The young man wa3 firm as a
rock. The result was that the Pbilad
elphian, being convinced of the young
man's integrity, engaged his services,
and'he is now on hi3 way to Europe.
Youth' 8 Companion.
Mort. Wells has now bloomed out
as an inventor, and gives promise of
causing a scientific resolution. Alter
spending many sleepless nights In ex-
Eeriraenting, he has hit upon a plan
y which electricity can be carried
along in a buggy, and applied to run
away or resactory horses. A small dy
namo is concealed under tUe buggy
seat, and operated by the wheels as
they revolve, thus generating enough
electricity at a nominal expense to
make any horse wish that it had
never been born. A lever is attached
to the side of tha buggy convenient I
to the hand, and if the horse tries to
be funny, or do the runaway act, all
the driver has to do is to jerk the le
ver, and the horse will be the sickest
looking object on twenty miles of
road( with enough cold, raw electric
ity sailing through its carcass t i light
the great Americau doeert. When the
animal has been thoroughly paralyz
ed, the driver will reverse the lver,
and he will find that he is navigating
the most subdued animal iu America.
Mr. Wells has prepared a model, and
applied for a patent. Atchison Globe.
The man who never told a lie cer
ainlv had very little magnetism a
bout him and mast have had a very j
stately but au awful dull time of it
while he was among the living. That
seem3 to be the impression of people
generally in regard to the immortal
George. He did a great deal that ex
cites our admiration md gratitude,
but he was too proper to love and too
good to excite enthusiasm. Human na
ture warms towards a little badness,
yea, even as the sharks fly tip wards.
It is the bad boy who w popular at
school, and men ar only grown up
boys. It has therefore, been a mistake
a great mistake to 'paint George
Washington so perfect. He would
have been idolized if there was only
more authentic gossip about him.
But he is such stern representative oi
duty aud virtue that the average per
son cannot warm up to him any more
than to a stone. lie waj born good,
grew up good, lived good and died
good. There is no place in bis career
punctuated with laughter. And hence
ne is noi a source oi perennial eninu
siasm. It he had only been bad just
bai enojj:ato be human his memory
would not inspire so much awe, but
he wonld have had a far better time
while he was on this earth, and his
birthday, instead of being half holiday.
would now receive the jolliest obser
vance of all the marked days in the
calendar. It is not comfortable tops
terity for a man to be so perfect. He
loses half the credit for his good
works. Babtimore Aem.
The President's veto of the bill ap
propriating 810,000 for the relief of
the sufferers from drought in the west
ern part of Texas will meet the ready
approval oiau citizens wnoc.re wheth
er the Constitution is observed or not.
The objections to this petty steal are
the same as those which were urged
against the bigger steal proposed in the
interest of pauperism under the name
of dependent soldiers' pensions. It is
a Measure Jf eharity and nothing else,
aud if the priuciple involved is to be
recognized in national legislation abso
lutely no limit could ever be placed
upon the prodigality of Congress.
That the farmers in some portions of
Texas are in need of assistance is not
questioned, but the national govern
ment is not the place to go for it.
When farmers who are suffering
from the effects of drought can secure
help from Congress by application,
then anybody who has been unfortu
nate in business and is in distress may
do the same. Great fires, floods, tor
nados, boiler explosions, reaper acci
dents, coasting casualties, shipwrecks
and everything under the sun calcu
lated to arouse the sympathy of the
public will be ample excuses for legis
lation in the interest of the victims.
The Washington Government is not a
vast charitable institution and was
intended as such. The Congressmen
who are ever ready to vote away mon
ey on applications of this character
are stupidly ignorant of the fundamen
tal laws of their country or they are
wilfully and outrageously unmindful
of them. The veto may serve to bring
members to a clearer understanding
of their duty. Chicago Herald.
Your papers and
circulars containing so-much valuable
information to me, was received in due
time. Many thanks.
The cheering news that comes to me
from Kansas and especially from Bar
ton county fills me with jcy. I bless
the day I cast my lot in that good
county, on that rich soil and among
such a good and enterprising-people.
But may I be pardoned rather than
blamed for presuming to venture a
word of advice to a people overflowing
with enterprise in that noble county?
This great mania for railroads and
to have as many or more than other
counties, might bo carried too far, and
cause the people to burden themselves
too heavily with debt. All can not be
accomplished at once, in one year or
in one generation. Railroads, towns
aud comity must all build up together,
their interest must be. mutual.
Those who have to bear the burden
of taxation ought to be very careful
and draw the brakes before they bur
ben themselves with a debt that may
worry aud cripple them in years to
The call for a meeting of the citi
zens of Great Bend to devise plans to
better advertise your town and coun
ty, and advauce the interest of both is
a move in the right direction. That
call and that long list of names for
such a laudable purpose is a good ad
vertisement within itself, as it shows
to jeople far away the spirit and
enterprise of western people.
Times are very dull ir West Vir
ginia, money very scarce and proper
ty decreased almost oue half in value.
Many would sell out and go west if
they could dispose of their property
at anything like a fair price.
The most plentiful thing we can
boast of is rain aud mud. We have
that iu the greatast abundance.
uh my kindest regards to my
many pleasant acquaintances in Great
LSenu and liar ton county I will close
this already too long letter.
M. W. Cobcbn.
Peel Tree, W. Va. Feb. 22nd 1887.
Tbo Faoe Army oft&e U, 3.
The folio wiug figures are believed to
be approximately acurate, and most
interesting and instructive they are:
French army, peace footing 523,283
Oariaao irmjr, peace footing...... ...415,417
V. S. anay of pensioners, peace footing. 400,000
One of the great evils ot a huge stand
ing army is the cost of its support a
constant drain upon the national re
It does not seem that in this respect
we have so much the advantage of
France or Germany, loaded down as
those nations are with military burdens
The great difference is that all or
nearly all of the French and German
soldiers, supported at the national ex
pense, are available in case of a unusu
al energeucy, few or none of ours are.
Is this enormous burden a just debt?
The question is best answered by
Is it not fair to assume that in 1877,
twelve years after the end of the oivil
war, about all the equitable claims for
pensions 'on account of that war had
been put in and allowed ?
Yet since 1877, thenumder of pen
sioners on our rolls has almost doubled;
and the annual cost of maintaining
them has nearly trebled. N. Y. Sun,
If the last com crop of Kansas was
divided equally am oner the population.
each man. women and child would
receive sot quite a hundred bushels
Those Desiring to
TO ' Iri
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 any agency in the city.
SUBURB AH TRACTS!
From one acre 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 double their money
in the next ninety days.
Also farms iu 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 Bonewiti addition.
Lets Ssld on Monthly Payments
A. J BviolclBLnca.,
Land and Loan Agent,
Great Bendf :
FARMERS AD STOCKMEN
1 have one of the mott 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 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. Pleuty
of water and satisfaction guaranteed,
or no- pay required.
Orders left at. Henry Wildgen'a
barn, aouth side ot the square will
receive prompt attention.
"O wmd aome pow'r the glftlegi na
To see oarsels as ithers see us!
It wad frae many a blunder free iu
And foolish notion ;
What airs In dress an' gait wad lea' us
And er'n deTOtion."
There were four crovs sat on the gro
Carrot colored, brindle, white and
Said one old crow unto his matPs:
"Keen ay ia getting away with the
baggage of late'"
Said the old white crow, with olemm
In the most solemn manner erer was
"Something must be done, or sure as
We'U have to eat shucks, instead ot
The wise old crow then crooked his jaw
And slowly scratching bis' .beak with
Said, "Surely, something has got to b
For Keener be is a son of agan!"
Then they all looked as wise as wise
And the wise old crow looked the wis
est of three,
J. V. BRINKKIAR! Ct CO.,
ESTABLISHED IK 1874.
DOES A. GENEBAL BXSTKXNO
On long time, with the privilege ot
Groceries, Glass ware,Queensware
A LARGE STOCK OF PURE
Four Doors South of Opera Block, Great Bend.
ROBINS Oil & STERBJ5TT.
Hardware and Implements.
UAX A SPCIALTX OF
Tin, Shoot Iron and Copper T7a?Q.
3L4JK STBEET. SOUTH OF LEULXD IXOTEI
mmm onos, & gwinn,
Dealers in Lumber, Sashf
DOORS KTO BIINTDS.
Plasterers' Supplies and everything pertainirg to house
building. A full line of Kaw Valley Paints.
CVCnY i GALLOP I a&ilRAQTED.
Sast&west Career Square, - QRSA7 BIRD, KANSAS.
As he said tm voice 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.)
owned Keener sn.
"There was a man In our town.
And be was wondrous wise ;
lie jumped Intoa bramble bush
And scratched oat both hi eyes."
Mokal. Don't be a bramble bush.
"Seest thou a man diligent In busi
ness, he shall stand before kings, he
shall not stand before'meanmen."
"But, mousle, thou art no thy lane,
In pr-iring, foresight may be rain :
The best laid schemes o' raicean'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 either hold or drire .
- 3E. TIT
GOODS ATOLOW PRICES!
THEO. G. COLE. ELB.ICK C. COLE
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Office In Court House.
A9Counsel in German by Theo. C Cole.
MAHER & OSMOND,
ATTO R U E YS - AT- L AV7-
Rooias 4 and 5 in Allen's Hock.
GREAT BEND - - KAN.
SAM. J. DAY,
Attorney at Law.
Great Bend, : : : Kaksa.
K. T. EWALT.
J. H. BEMENT.
EWALT & BEMENT.
Attorneys at Law, Real Estate
ana koan Agents,
Oollecting a Specialty,
Rent Property and Pay Taxes,
C. F. DIFFENBACHER,
D. A. BAKTA.
BIFFEHBICSQ & SANTA,
Attorneys at Xar?
Office in AUnn-Hubbard Block, room 9 and It.
Physician & Surgeon.
EMAmrUn at iilem! Draff Store
G. J. SHAW, (il. O.
GREAT BEND. KAN.
L T. MeCORfflCK, II. d.x
Physician & Surgeon.
Tr Dodge Co.'i Hardware Btor
Xortbweat Corosr Sauar.
mum and mm,
BaTson & Shaws Erug Store.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANT.
Tcro Reasonable. Good Sampl
8AM SXDS Or 8QT7ASZ.
Great Bend - - Kansas.
Ne tbe Depot. Best accommodations 1m
th elty for the money. Transient, f L60 per
ear. Dar board per week, 444)0. A goo4
sWd stable auuoiied.
If. It. HOLMES,
Beetaumnt 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
forest Arenas, first door west of tbe Poet
"Wagon -:- Maker
F. M. HOIXJE'3 OLD STAND, '
Williams Ave., GREAT BEND.
CH21S- BEYE, .
PH0YI5I0HS AUD PRODUCE.
A new and splendid line of goods,
which I am selling t the very
lowest figures. When you need any
thing in his line give him a call.
First door north of Robinson fc Ster
ett's hard wars sters.