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GREAT BEND, KANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1887.
General Longstreet will to his dying
day insist periodically that' General
Iee lost the battle of Gettysburg and
that he could have won it. Lee was
great enough, whetlier deserved or not,
to assume all the blame, but it is rath
er monotonous for Longstreet to come
along with every almanac and claim
all the honors.' Some people think
he was reaJJy the obstacle to victory.'
It is known that .Stuart did not, for
' some reason or other, keep the com-mander-jn-chief
aware pf Meade's move
jpents. It is a fact that Lee lost , the
battle, but the muse of history is not
vet safe, in according the victory to
Longstreet, " even on paper and after
the event. There is another thing
that General Longstreet does not take
into account the supernatural The
mighty Frederick, though a gkeptic,
declared that "great battles were fought
beyond the stars." It was not written
that the south should succeed. Atlan:
ta (GoC) Chronicle.
Right Or Wrong?
It has been one of th great msfor:
tunes of the theatrical profession that
it has furnished a field wherein tin
principled persons could obtain livli
liood, and by their disgraceful conduct
have injured not only one of the great
est arts of mankind, but many worthy
and deserving people. The stage when
in the hands of legitimate and consci
entious artists, is most powerful educa
tor; it is the art gallery of humanity;
each character is but a painting rep
resenting the righteous iustincts, the
evil traits, and the . pure motives we
find in the world; The entire forming
a picture pleasing to look upon, yet
impressing the observer with its teach
ings, thus enabling1 him to better judge
the characters he mtets in the great
drama of life. In wiying this we refer
only to the pure and legitimate drama,
. where a well void story of right or
wrong is protrayed, presenting only
the triumphs of a fugitive from justice
over morality and law abiding human
ity. The management of this organ
izatior have reason to be "proud of the
excellent lady an accomplished artist,
Louie Lord, if from no other cause,
than she has, during her entire career
never accepted an engagement in a
drama which tended . to degrade lath
er than elevate the better instincts of
society and morality. In her negoti
ation with authors for new dramas she
has been positive in her rule not to
accept a play which could offend the
most fastidious or depended upon en
; eutional climaxas for its success. Prom-
iueut managers have said, Miss Loid,
the people want sensation, ud you
are, making a mistake in refusing t
comply with their wishes," The lady's
answer has invariable been: 'The
public want amusement, and more
interesting, pure and elevating you
can make it, thegreater good yon will
do, and your: endeavors will be eus
tained by society and an apprectative
nud admiring public." .Whether the
lady is right or not is evinced by her
exceptional prosperity, and her ability
to aid benevolent institutions' and
worthy causes with financial assistance,
Boston CorbeLt, the man who crea
ted such a sensation in the Kansas
house of representatives the othe? day
by clearing the galleries and con idors,
ordering all hands out threatening to
shoot sever ll persons' including the
speaker of the house, and finally ad
journing the house with his loaded and
pointed revolver, is well remembered
here by old residents of Washington.
His happened to be the rifle that shot
and killed Wilkes Booth, the assassin
of President Lincoln. Corbett was in
the regular army then, and when Booth
was surrounded in the barn he fired
without an order from the officer in
command, whose plan was to capture
Booth alive. " k
For this reason, Corbett's servive as
a soldier was not at . all satisfactory.
But," said.;,. Ben: Perley Poore, the
veteran correspondent, talking about
the matter, "It was more than satis
factory to Corbett. He thought that
the act made him a , hero, second .-to
none, for he believed 1 that the' man
who, all alone, avenged the assassin
ation of the president was greater than
Grant, who required so many assist
ants, to chastise the rebels. -He thought
the country onght to have canouized
him. He hung around Washingtn
here until his enlisted term expired,
and during all that time he .was a per
fect nuisance. Of all the " men with
grievances that from'time to time have
pestered Washington, he was about
the very worst. He haunted the news
paper offices, the reporters could not
keep him awav. He had done a deed
of transcendent greatBesi, ami the un
grateful country did not recognize it.
The circumstance of his killing Booth
never raised Corbett to any distinc
tion. He was known only as a: nui
sance. Wasliinglon Special, .-. a-
This magnificent looking girl who
swings along at a four-mile gait is not
only a subject for.refLctiortr - she is a
theme for admiralion, for congratula
tion for tenderness, and the sight of
her sends ten thousand new impulses
through the mind and heart. This is
American womanhood. Not the.A
merican womanhood of .Washington
Irving's day, when flimsy dresses were
in style, which wre dampened at
night to make them cling closely to the
form, and when shoes with paper soles
were in general favor and the donning
of them was as good a.8 a cordial invi
tation to the pneumonia. Xo; thgse
were the days not only of meager
brains, but of diseased and dyspeptic
hearts, pinched cheeks and fragile
limbs. American womanhood of the
past was a ghost.
."This is the American womanhood of
to-day, and even more truely of the
future, heaven be praised.' . Look at
the rosy cheeks, the sparkling eyes,
the shoulders thrown back, the firm
and certain, step. Notice how well
nourished the cheeks are, how deep
and true the inspirations, and how
plump and well rounded the arms,
which taper dowu to the well-gloved
hands. Is it not a glorious sight? There
is no chauce for paper soled shoes here.
Broad, substantially-soled button boots
cqver the handsome, muscular feet,
and in place of the tawdry costume
whose likeness is preserved for us by
dozens of our engravings, here we have
a neat and well-made cloth suit, which
fits the owner's forru to perfection.
Can anything be more satisfactory to
eye than the picture of honest 'health,
of alert though not perhaps of subtle
intelligence, , and womanly beauty?
There may be tio suggertions of sen
timentality here, nothing of what ev-ery-day
novelists call poetry, and there
is no romantic melancholy, but, with
out any sacrifice of womanliness there
is grace, and above all, there are life
and strngth. -Topeka Commonwealth.
According to a writer In the Century
JIagazine, the nations now have two
md a quarter million of men under
arms, and twice that immense number
in reserve, ready to cut each other's
throats according to the modern iiu
provements of warfare. This is not
nu encouraging characteristic of this
Age of Progress. It is progressing
backward toward, barbarism. It
proves that there Li something radical
ly defective ia systems of government
which have to be upheld by ix or
seven millions of bayonets. TV? sav
age tribes of interior Africa can make
ait good a showing us this. But the
nation that has progressed furthest
backward is the English. Her army
has t( fe increased, not tt fight a
fojeign foe, but to evict poor Irish
tenants from their humble cabins.
Hep generals gain glory by conducting
a campaign against the hut of some
bed 1 ridden widow. Her gallant
colonels win' the Victoria Cross by
their bravery in throwing a sick baby
out into the road. The Russians, the
Germausand the French have at least
the excuse for . their armaments that
they fear attack or long to carry out
ambitious projects; but the British
government, under Lords Salisbury
and Hartington, battles with starving
peasants aud bullies Irish bibles. And
yet England is sometimes satirically
called a civilized nation.- 3T. 1. IHs
Boom! Boom!! Biwrn!!!
Boom meetings every Tuesday even
ing. Joe Rcietzle was in Kansas City last
Rev. Bixler preached his farewell
sermon at the M. E. church Sunday
B. F. Putmun left for Kansas City
last week with several car loads of cat
tle. Frank Batehman and lady of Nicker
son, where Frank is employed by the
Santa Fe', was in town Friday,
The Presbyterian church social will
meet at the residence of Mrs. W.
. Jjast Monday VviJl loung and Miss
Mattie Cindermau were united' by
marriage, the Rev, A. Ehlers perform
Hon. H. S. Roetzle returned from
Topeka last Saturday evening and
was serenaded by the Ellin wood City
band, who discoursed some fine music.
Saturday night a - fire broke out in
the residence ot Dr. F. M. Campbell.
As we understand the fire came' from
the chimney, which caught fire. Most
of the household goods were saved, also
some damage was done. It was in
sured partly. H. H.
Cauned sweet potatoes at C. &
Some of the best dried fruits you
ever saw at C. & A.'s. , -
"-- Save money by buying your oys
ter in bulk from C. & A.
You will find a nice lot of dressed
chickens and turkeys on hand at
t .. '
E S TATE,
Those Desiring to
TO 'i? V-T Fi
By making some good investments in
real estate while property is
at low figures should
call at " '
Who has a fiue lis't of property, as
well as the BEST BARGAINS,
of" any agency in the city.
r LOTS, ELEGANT
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. .mouths, 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 ia College Grove addi
tion, lots in Bonewitz addition.
Lets Sold on Monthly Payments
Land and Loan Agent,
Great Bend, ; : Kas.
FARMERS and 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 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 beet that is made. Plenty
of water and satisfaction guaranteed,
or no pay required.
Orders left at Henry Wi'ldgen's
barn, south side ot the square will
receive prompt attention.
l i JOSEPH WILDGKEN; r
"O wad some pow'r the giftiegie us
To see oursels as itfaers see us!
It wad.frae'many a blunder free us
And fuoUsh. notion ;
What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e ujJ
And ev'n devotion."
There wqre four crows sat on the gro-
Carrot colored, brlndle, white and
Said one old crow unto his mates:
"Keeney is getting away with the
baggage of latel"
Said the old white crow, with solemn
In the most solemii manner ever was
"Something must be done, or sure as
We'U hare to eat shucks, instead of
The wise old crow then crooked his jaw
And slowlyst-ratc-hing his, beak with
Said, "Surely, something has got to be
For Keeney he U a son of a gun!'
Then they all looked as wise as wise
And the wise old crow looked the wis
est of three,
J. V. BR9R3KPHAS3 & CO.,
ESTABLISHED IN 1874.
DOES .A. GENERAL EVTSKHSTGr
CS-icesfct Bend, 3ESl,:o.s,s-
On long time, with the privilege ot
paying at any time.
B03K B AilES-HnSBARD B10C& . - .TOT. EH- IRELAKTD.
Groceries, Glassware, Queensware
A LARGE STOCK OF PURE GOODS ATJLOW PRICES!
Four Doors South of Opera Block, Great Bend.
ROBINSON & STERRETT,
Hardware and Implements.
MAKE A SPECIALTY OP
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
2LLLN STREET, SOUTH OF LELAND HOTEL.
BRINKMAN BROS. & GWINN.
Dealers in Lumber, Sash,
DOORSJilTD BHiinSTDS. '
Plasterers' Supplies and everything pertaining to : house
A full line
i EVERY : GALLON
Souti&sst." Corner Sqnare, ' -
As be said in a roice so solemn and
"We'll go out and cov pel people to
buy, you know"
Then they all joined in
'A loud refrain
For they had, (in their minds,)
Downed Keener again.
"There was a man in our town.
And he was wondrous wise ;
lie j umped 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.
In proving, foresight may be vain :
The best laid schemeso' 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 either bold or drive.
of Kaw Valley 'Paints.
s WARRANTED., .
GREAT BEHD, .KAHSAS.
TILEO. C. COLE. ELRICK.C. COLE.
1 County Attorney.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Office In Court House.
WCounscl in Gennanby Tbeo. CCole.
MAHER & OSMOND,
ATTO R N EYS-AT- LAW.
Rooms 4 and 5 in Aden's Bloci,
GREAT BEND - - KAtf.
SAM. J. DAY,
Attorney at Law
Great Bend, : : : Ivans as.
R. T. EWALT.
J. H.J?EJfSNT. .
EWALT & BEMENT, .
Attorneys at Law, Real Estate
and Loan Agents,
Qollecting a Specialty,
Rent Property and Fay -Taxes.
C. F. DIFFEN BACH EE, D. A. BANT A.
Attorneys at Law
Office in AIIen-Hublmrd Block, rooms 9 and 11.
Physician & Surgeon-
Headquarters at Alieal Drug Ktre
S. J. SHAW, CYL .
GREAT BEND. KAN,
L T. MeCOEMICK, M. DM
Physician & Surgeon.-
OSoe over Dodgre & Co.'s Hardware Store
Northwest Corner Square
Burson 5 Shaws Dmg Stbre.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANT.
Teres Biasonable. Good Sacipl
EAST BJHa OF 8QTTASZC.
Great Bend - -. - Kansas.
Near the Depot. Best accommodations la
the city for the money. Transient, SL60 pe
day. Day board per week, K.00l A good
feed stable attached.
2V. H. HOL3IE8,
Bestaurant and Confectidnery, day board
and lodging'. Fine cigars and tobacco, caz .
dies, etc., always on band. All kinds of
drinks in their season. Oysters in eTory
Forest Avenue, first door west of tke pott
"W iagon -:- Maker;
F. 51. HOIGE'3 OLD STAND, - j
Williams Ave., GREAT BEND.
PROVISIONS AMD PHODOCE.
A new and splendid line.. of gooda,
whirri T am aelliner at the rerv
lowest figures. When you need 'any
thing m Lis line give nim a can.
First door north of Kobinson &, Sterv
ett'a hardware store.