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GREAT BEND, KANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1887.
Growth of our Cities. j
The New York World almanac con.
tains a statement of the present popu-1
! '..I f . .
jauon oi ine principal cities i me
Union, as estimated in each base by
the mayor or some otner oracer of the
- municipal govern men, being guided
in . many cases by recent censuses.
New York, with 1,400,000, and Phila
delphia, with 1,000,000, hold first
and second places undisputed. Brook
lyn, claiming, 710,000, and Chicago
703,000, staud next- in order, and it
is evident that the former will give
way when the next faderal census is
taken in 1890. Baltimore claims fifth
pjace with 460,000, Si. Loui " next
vwithj 450,000 and Boston seventh
'' with0 400,000. In 1880 in these cities
the order was reversed. Cincinnati
and San Fiancisco each claim 300,000,
the latter gaining on the former.
New Orleans ranks next, with 240,
000, but Buffalo, claiming 225,000,
has passed Cleveland and Pittsburg.
and at its rate f progress will soon
overhaul New Orleans. Washington,
or theMistrict of Columbia, is estima
ted at2l0,000. Pittsburg puts for
ward a claim 200,55'J, beating Cleve
land 559. Detroit is estimated at
175,000 a careful and conservative
figure and stands fifteenth in the
scale, having passed Newnrk, Louis
ville and Jersey City since 1880.
Other cities follow as follows: JMl
waukee, 170,000; Newark, 160,000,
Minneapolis, 160,000; Jersey City,
155,000, St. Paul, 140,000; Louisville,
140,000; Kansas Citv, 125,000; Pro vi
olence, 120.000; Indiauopoiis, 150,000
and Albany. Alleghany and Roches
ter, each 100,000. In matter of free
dom from debt, Detroit sands first on
the list. Detroit Free Pie&a.
A. Man From Pennsylvania.
Do congressmen make many re
cquest for passes?" was asked of a
prominent railway official at the capi-
'Don't they!" exclaimed that gen
tleman, iu tone of uumistak-ihle dis
gust. "They not only ask for them
eelves, but'the members of their fami
lies and friends as well."
"I think," continued the railroad
man, reflectively, "the meanest man
I ever inei fn the manner of passes
was a member of congress. All one
winer'he had bored us for passes upon
one pretext or another. One day he
wrote us to seucf him.a pass for him-
self froui Pittsburg to V ashingtou aud
' another for his eon from Pittsburg to
Baltimore.. The lad he explained,
was goiug there to school. It appears
that he subsequently euanged 'his mind,
and kept the youngster at Washington
with him. He wrote us this informa
tion? in fact, and inclosed in that let
ter the boy's paw and asked us to send
him in mouey the fare from Washing
ton to Baltimore. He explained that
the pass entitled him to the ride, but
he would tnke the mona.y instead. It
was the coolest proposition I have ever
"What was the congressman's
name?" queried a curious bystander.
"I ean't give you that, but I will
Bay that he lived in Pinnsylvania."
New York Herald.
Boston to Honor Carlisle.
It mav not be very pleasing to Sena
tor Hoar, but it is no less a fact, that
Sneaker Carlisle is to invade the Bay
State. The arrangements for the
Bay State Club dinuer in Bostou text
Saturday have been completed, and u
is to take the form oi a testimonial to
Speaker Carlisle, whose presence is as-
li sured Among other guests who have
ii i . i - j
promisea to oe present are uougress
men Wilson of West Vs., bprmger
of Illinois, Mavbury of Michigan,
McAdoo of New Jersey and Watson
of Indiana. The dinuer will be at
the Revere House, and the occasion
-promises to be'an exceedingly inter
esting one. It is safe to predict in ad
vauce that not one word will fall from
the lips of the Kentucky statesman
unworthy of him or that can be tort
ured into an offensive refereuce to the
Massachusetts Senator, who .vent out
of his way to assail the Speaker on the
floor of the benate a tew days ago.
"A full-bloodedTudian has been or
dained a deacon in a church at Min
neapolis." We find this item in
good many of our exchanges, and the
fact that lio one of them has taken ad
vantagae of&t to suggest that the new
deacon must be a Lo churchman
sneaks v tlumes for the self-restraint
of the American paragrapher. N. Y.
Sid IL Nealy, a young journalist of
Washington, has invented a subma
rine torpedo which he calls 4Sea Dev
il, capable of carrying a charge c
nearly a thousand pounds of dynamite
It is to send after au enemy's ship
from either the shore or a ship and its
inventor asserts that no ship, however
fast, can run away from jL The body
of the torpedo carrying the charge,
revolves with, tremendous rapidity.
the shaft in the rear being held motion-
less bv a float to which a torpedo is
attached and by four flat blades that
! . il L.A III..
stick out from the shaft like so many
wings. On reachink the guards of a
ship the torpedo ducks its head, dives
fouteen feet into the water, raises his
head and darts against the ship's hull.
It is bteered until it reaches the ship
by electric wires.
Shot Through, the Hand.
Mr. C. B. Donalds n, proprietor of
the Trans-Continental hotel, accidut
a"dy shot himself through the left hand
on last Friday afternoon, while hunt
ing' on the Ninnescha, about twenty
miles from Sterling. The accident oc
curred at about 5:30 p. m., and it is
supposed to have been caused by his
dog rubbing against the triggers of
the gun as Mr. D. stood resting his
left hand on the muzzle. The charge,
which was of shot, made a ternble
hole through his haud, carrying away
several of the small bones. Mr. Don
aldson walked a mile after the acci
dent, and then rode home before the
wound was dressed. He is doing as
well as could be expected, aud al
though his hand will probably le
saved to him, it will he ueither as use
ful nor ornamental as before. Ster
Several Barton county men will re
member Col. Jones, of Dodge City,
who made a speech, uomiuating Mr.
Cook as the democratic nominee
for congress from this district, at
Lamed last fall. It seems that the
Colonel has not lost his cunning, judg
ing from the following which we quote
from the Ford County Republican:
"It's no small wonder that we thrive
and grow when we have such foreusic
talent in our midst as Col. Jones ex
hibits when he turns himself loose ora
torical ly before a jury in the district
cortrt. On recent occasion the Colo
nel, warmed up by a liberal fee, and
with what else is unknown, soared into
such a height of eloquence and argu
ment that strong men wept women
fainted children screamed d o g s
barked, and flakes of plastering fell
from the court room as big as a town
The Santa Fe railway officials assert
that, on the completion of the C. K.
ft W. to Chicago, the-present name
will give place to the Chicago, Santa
Fe & California rail road; under which
will le included the whole Santa Fe
system, lhe name Denver Division
will be applied to that part of the road
between Great JJeud and Denver and
the branch which is being extended
through the Indian lcrritory will be
called the Gulf Division. Other branch
es will be similarly designated. Work
will be commenced on the C. K. & W.
at every point on the hue which can
be easily reached by some great trunk
hue so as to admit of easy and speed v
delivery ot material. At headquar
ters they expect the road to be com
pleted by the first of September. 1888.
There is this about it if the land
wasn't worth anything out in western
Kansas; if the beautiful locations and
he smiling valleys were not what men
struggled for the world over, then
there would be no county seat wars
out there. Kansas was born into ex
istence amongst just such throes, and
tn.m that time to this the value of the
inheritance the gentle Jayhawker has
obtained has been attested in many a
hid fought contest among individual
settlers as well as organized communi
ties for the possession of farms and the
location of town sites. The world at
large, who have beeu tought to be
lieve that the greater part of western
Kansas is a sterile waste, will open
their eyes when they hear how hotly
people fight for homes and towns out
there. lopeka V&mmonwealm.
Many a dealer who places a 810
advertisemed in his local paper be
grudges the investment, when it is
worth double what he pays fr it. A
one column advertisement in the Chi
cago Tribune costs $26,000. The New
York Herald receives for its lowest
priced column $39,263, and for the
highest 854.890. The New York
Tribtaie for the lowest priced column
$29,764, and for the highest $35,658,
and these papers never lack for adver
tisements to fill their columns. And
still there are lots of people who won
der why a country paper can not be
furnished at as low price as the great
weekly s are sold for. Pratt County
sweet potatoes at C. &
Some of the best dried fruits vou
ever saw at C. & A.'s.
Save money by buying your oys
ter in duik irom v. cc a.
You -will find a nice lot of dressed
chickens and turkeys on hand at
Those Desiring to
TO '-L'-fcl, U
2BJ CI i
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.
From one acre up; good residence
property. ad a :ev good business
properties in good locations at
A large amount of property will
change hands iu this city in the next
few months, and big money can be
made injudicious 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 iu College Grove addi
tion, lots in Bouewitz addition.
Lots Said on Monthly Payments.
-A., J". Biolcla.nci,
Land and Loan Agent,
Great Bend, :
FARMERS AD STOCKMEN
1 have one of the most r.omnWA
well machines ever brought to this
country. I am prepared to drill
wells any depth reauired. I will
guarantee plenty of good water . and
a first class job in every respect
Terms for drilling 50 cent per foot,
or to cent including tubin? 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.
"O wad some pow'r the gtfti.gie ua
To see oarsels aa lthers we us!
It wad Ira many a blunder Irve ua
And foolish notion ;
What aira In tires an' gait wad lea' us
And .rn derotion."
There were lour crows sat on tbe gro
und Carrot colored, brindle, white and
8ald no old crow unto his mates:
"Keeney is getting away with the
baggage of late!"
Said the old white crow, with solemn
In tbe most solemn manner ever was
"Something must be done, or sure
- you're born
We'll haTe to eat shucks, instead ot
The wise old crow then crooked his Jaw
And slowly scratching his, beak with
- his claw.
Said, "Surely, something ha 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.
J. V. BRIiMKRIAW & CO.,
ESTABLISHED IN 1874.
DOES A. OENKRAX, BANKING
On long time, with the privilege oi
paying at any time.
BOOH 8 ALLEHUB3A&D ILCIS: W. 1YL IRELAND.
A LARGE STOCK OF PURE
Four Doors South of
Hardware and Implements.
MAKE A SPECIALTY OP
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware,
2LAJN STBEET. SOUTH OF LELAND HOTEL.
BRINKMAN BROS. & GYM,
Dealers in Lumber, Sash,
DOORS AND BLiIlTDS.
Plasterers Supplies and everything pertainir to house
building. A full line of Kaw alley Paints.
EVERY s GALL07J t nARRAFJTED.
Southwest Corner Soiiare, - GREAT BEND, XAHSA3.
As he aaid in a Toice so solemn and
"We'll go out and costrax people to
buy, you know-"
Then they all joined in
A loud refrain
For they had. (in their minds.)
Downed Kny again.
"There was a man In our town,
And be was wondrous wise ;
He jumped lntoa bramble bush
And 'scratched out both his eye."
MoajtL. 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, mousle, tbou art no thy lan.
In pr Ting, forenigbt may be vain :
Th best laid schemes o mirean'men
Gang aft aglay,
An' lea'e us naught but grief an' pain
For promU'd Joy."
"lie who by tbe plow would thrlfe
Himself must either hold or driTe.
to Loan .
GOODS AT LOW PRICES!
Opera Block, Great Bend.
THEO. C COLE. RLRJCK.C. COLE
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Office In Court House.
arCounsel In German by Theo. C. Cole.
MAHER & OSMOND,
Rooms 4 and 5 in Mien's Block,
GREAT BEND - - KAN.
SAM. J. DAY,
Attorney at Law
Great Bekd, : : : Kansas.
R. T. EWALT.
J. 11. BEMENT.
EWALT S BEHENT,
Attorneys at Law, Real Estate
and Loan Agents
Qollecting a Specialty,
Rent Property and Pay Taxes.
C. V. DIFFEK BACH ER,
P. A. BANTA.
Attorneys at Xitru?
Office in AUen.Hubbard Block, rooms 9 and 11.
Physician & Surgeon.
Hedqaarten at Allen's Drnr 8tort
G. J. SHAW, .I. D.
.A lien's ISloclr,
GREAT BEND. KAN.
Physician & Surgeon.
Ot&o orwr Dodr Co.'. Hardware Stent
Korthweat Corner Bquara.
PSYSICUS JLKS SUEEXDH.
Burson k Shaw's Drug. Store.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANT.
Term Reasonable. Good Sicpl
BAST mXBM OT SQTTAJUB.
Great Bend - Kansas.
VAIXEY HOUSE, .
Near the Depot. Best accommodations la
the eity for the money. Transient, f LfiO per
day. Day board per week, tun. A rood
feed stable attaohed. "
IV. . HOL3IES.
J. TRQU1I1ETT, '
Restaurant and Confectionery, day board
and lodging. Fine cig-ara and tobacco, oan
dies, etc., always on band. All kinds of
drinks In th.ir season. Oysters In erary
yorert Arcana, first door VMt of too Poat
Wagon -:- Maker
F. M. .HODGE'S OLD STAND,
Williams Ave., GREAT BEND.
CH.AS. . BBYE,
DULLES. IX i
PROVISIONS AUD PRODUCE.
A new aaci aplendul Hue of goods,
which I am selling at the very
lotiect figure. When you need any
thing Iu hU line give him . a call.
First door north of Robinson & Ster
ettV hardware store.