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GREAT BEND, KANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1887.-
Tell us, ye winged winds, that round
. our pathway roar,
Is there no spot where dust and sand
are known no more?
On the 18th instant Captain James
B. Bads was buried at St Louis. In
his death America loses her most dis
tinguished civil engineer.
Having conquered the spirit of the
"pi box" and brought order out of
chaos, the Graphic force again comes
up smiling and will never let up 'till
the boom freezes over.
Have you noticed the new street
lamps around the Opera Block? and
the handsome stone pavement? They
are the result of enterprise, energy
and enthuiasm. Give us some more
out of the same bottle.
The Great Bend Dally Graphic,
Vol. 1, No. 1, of which was published
Monday, is the latest thing from the
west. It is by Langford & Stoke, is
abjy edited and deserves success.
The Pawnee Rock Leader says that
the higher street lamps at Lamed can
be plainly seen from the Rock.
What's the matter with putting an
electric light on the top of our court
house, to shine as a beacon of hope
and promise in the eyes of the com
Fresh in our memory there lingers
-an impression that not many moons
ago we had a street car company or
ganized with a charter and a fran
chise, etc., and with men of entc-r-prise
and means as its promoters.
"Bring on another horse," gentlemen,
and some rails, and some ears; we've
got the people who will ride with you.
Let us have the' cars rolling on the
bosom of the boom.
Real estate .transfers never 6top in
Great Bend. Six days men buy aud
sell and on the seventh the wind un
dertakes to do a little trausferiug on j
its own account. The amount handled j
by that agency yesterday was unusual
ly large, but our real estate men are a
uuit in sayiuy they can double dis
The Graphic is a week old this
evening, and to.all who are interested
in its wellf'are -we report that it is a
s'trong and healthy infant, with every
prospect of a long and useful career
opening before it. The press of the
State noticed its ad rent in very flat
tering terms, and, coll- ctively, they
have our gratitude for all the words
said. Daily Graphic, March 22.
John Thompson, a young farmer liv
ing near Olathe, Kan., committed sui
cide Friday by shooting himself through
the head with a revolver. IfJo cause is
The trustees of the Oswego female
college have decided to erect an addi
tional brick building at a cost of at
least $15,000, to accommodate the in
, The Arcadia Reporter says that the
! greatest deposit of lead ever discovered
in the southwest has just been found
on the line of the Parsons, Girard &
Arcadia railroad, it being three feet in
The "Women's Christian Temperance
union, of Emporia, walked to the eity
clerk's office in a body and were regis
tered. There were ninety of them.
Salina is to have another college to
be known as the Episcopal Military
college. An addition has been laid out
and already about $7,000 worth of lets
have been sold for its benefit.
Alfred Denham, of McPherson, at
tempted to commit suicide in the
county jail at Newton. "He will proba
bly recover. lie was convicted of myr
der in the first degree, having murdered
a woman. He was granted a new trial
.Downs Chief: Lust week twenty
three cars of immigrant outfits passed up
the north branch and ten up the south
branch. There will be an immense
immigration to northwest Kansas Uis
Near Benton, in the public land strip
the body of a man was found partly
buried in the bank of the Nortlr Cana
dian or Beaver river with a gunshot
wound in his bead. No clue as to- his
The Most Deliberate Case of Suicide
Ever Known to Hare Been Com
mitted In Barton County.
Abe Morrison Arranges His Business
Affairs and Then Shoots Himself
Through the Head.
From Tuesday' Daily Graphic.
Yesterday evening about five
o'clock Abe Morrison, a prosperous
farmer living south of the river, com
mitted an act which of late years has
become more frequent in the anuals of
crime. The particulars, as far as we
have been able to learn, are as fol
lows: He came to town Monday, and go
ing to the store of G. N. & E. R.
Moses, bought a pistol, getting them
to put the price down to the very
lowest notch and throw in a
few cartridges hi the bargain,
lie went to Cole Bros , attorneys,
and . arranged some business affairs,
and after transacting some other busi
ness in town, repaired to his home.
In the evening he sent his little
boy, the only other person about the
house, to the stable to water" the
horses. Before the boy could perform
this slight errand, the father had
"joined that innumerable caravan,
which moves to the mysterious realm,
where each takes op his chamber in
the silent halls of death."
He placed a bundle of clothes un i
der his head, lay down on the floor,
and, placing the pistol to his hal,
fired. Before doinir this he had
written a letter to John- L. Roberts,
asking him, in connection with his,
Morrison's brother, who nrw resides
in Missouri, to look after his affairs
and see that his son received jus; ice.
He transfered his life insurance pol
icy from his wife to his son, upon his
visit to the Cole Bros. The close of
his letter to Mr. Roberts was:
'I can't stand this any longer."
The cause of this rash act is under
stood to be domestic trouble, Morri
son's wife having recently sued for a
divorce. To nothing else can be at
tributed the deed. He had a good
farm, had been prospering in business
and had good health.
Dr. S. J. Shaw, the coroner, went
out late yesterday evening and im
paneling Messrs. C. J. Mackeuwroth,
Geo. Elliott, Mr. Milligan, G. W.
Chaffee ani Mr. Hart as a jury, in
vestigated the killing. The verdict!
is. that he came to ljis death from a
pistol-shot wound in his head, inflicted
by his own hand.
What State Is Itf
Kansas is the most "prosperous
state in the Union. It has had a
succession of good crops. It has
sprung up in the scale of agricul
tural states to a position very near
the top. - 1
Thanks, but what state la any
nearer the top? Let us take the Na-1
tional Bereau of Agriculture for 1883:
Is it Missour ? Ivansas raised 11,
145,000'bushels more corn than Mis
souri. . I
Is it Illinois? Kansas raised 85, -
697,786 bushels nifre of corn ; 4,701,
100 bushels mre of wheat, and
18,625,334 bushels more of oats than
Is it Iowa? Kansas raised 3,176,
900 bushels more corn than Iowa.
Is it. Nebraska? Nebraska pro-'
duced 101,278,900 bushels of corn, a
big crop, but Kansas raised 172,800,
000; 72,921,100 bushe.s in favor of
Is it Texas? Kansas raised 180,
000,000 bushels more ccrn than
Texas Pass on, Texas.
Perhaps it. is Minnesota. (?) Kan
sas raided just 157,875,100" bushf-ls
of corn more than Miunesota. Next!
Is it Dakota? She is not a wheat
producing state, but when the wheat
dance is called, she waltzes .in with
16,128,100 bushels. But when Kan
sas raises 25,815,100, Dakota m gets
tired. St. Louis Republican.
Those Desiring to
TO '! V CFi
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.
:ocrs x nsr ejs &
From one acre up; .good residence
property and a few good business
properties iiigood locations a?"
A large amount of property will
chauge hands inthis 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 terras. Lots
in old city limits, lots in Heizer Park
addition, lots in College Grove addi
tion, kts in Bonewitz addition.
Lets Sold on Monthly Payments
-A- T- Buolland,
Land and Loan Agent,
Great Bend, : ; Kas.
FARMERS AD STOCKMEN
1 have one of the must complete
well machines ever brouo-ht to this
country. I am prepared to drill
wells any depth required. I will
guarantee plenty of eood water and
a first class job in every respect.
lerms lor drilling 50 cent per toot,
or iO 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 giftiegle ua
To bee oursels as itbers see us!
It wad frae many a blunder free ua
And foolish notion ;
What airs in dress an gait wad laa'e us
And er'n deTotion."
There were lour crows sat on the gro
und Carrot colored, brindle, white and
Said pne old crow unto bjs 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 bis beak with
Said, "Surely, something has got to b
For Keeney be is a son of a gun!"
Then they all looked as wise as wise
And the wise old crow looked the wid
est of three,
J. V. BRINKNIAN tk CO.,
ht - 11 rv in t riiir
'In ii i i i- - 3 - - " - " - - If J
: . ESTABLISHED IN 1874.
DOES J GENERAL BANKIN Q
33XJSINESS. CSrirevt Bend, ii.aaa.s5itS.
On long time, with the privilege ot
paying at any time.
mi 3 AILSHU3.ARD BLOCK: W. TH IRBLAIffD.
FOR A SQUARE M.EAL, CALL AT TIIE ;
BARTOI COITY BAKERY &EESTAUMT.
FIflESH BREAD, PIES, CAKES
lad full Un of Confectioneries constantly on hand. Also a full line of Froal
Groceries, which we sell at the lowest prices.
DAr BOARDERS WANTED. GIYE US A TRIAL.
SP"- A Bin TIBllMl
Hardware and Implements.
MAKE A SPECIALTY OF
Tin, Slieet Iron and Copper Ware.
MAIN STREET, SOOTH OF LELAND HOTEL.
. BR1MAN BROS. &.GWINN,
Dealers in Lumber, Sash,
DOORS A.3sT:D BLIISTDS.
Plasterers' Supplies and everything pertain icg to house
building. A full line of Kaw Valley Joints.
EVERY : GALLON : WAR RANTED.
SduthTTSst Zzzt.it Squars, . - GH2A7 32HD, KANSAS.
As be said in a Toice so solemn and
"We'll go- out and compel people to
buy, you know"
Then they all joined In
A loud refrain
For they bad (in their minds,)
Downed Ko?nef again.
"There was a man in our town.
And be was wondrous wise ;
He jumped into a bramble bush
And scratched out both bis eyes."
Moral.. Don't be a bramble bush.
"Seest thou a man diligent in busi
ness, be shall stand before kings, be
shall not stand before mean men."
"Bui, mousie, thou art no thy lane.
In pr iving, foresight may be rain :
The best laid schemes o'micean'men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us naught but grief an' pain
For proniis'd joy."
"He who by the plow would thrive
Himself must either bold or drive.
111 . 3 1 IV ; 8
TUEO. C. COLE. ELRICK.C. COLE-
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Office in Court House.
JT"Counsl in German by Theo. C Cole.
MAKER & OSMOND,
ATTO R N EYS - AT- LAW.
Rooms 4 and 5 in Allen's Block,
GREAT BEND - - KAN.
R. T. EWALT.
J. H. BEMENT.
EWALT & BEMENT,
Attorneys at Lav, Real Sstata
and Loan Agents,
collecting a Specialty,
Rent Property and Pay Taxes
C. F. DIFFEXBACHEIi,
J. A. li.VNT.i.
DIFFENaUCSEE I SANTA,
Office in Allen-If trt bard' Block, rooms 9 and 11.
Physician & Sjirgeon.
Headquarters at Allen's Drag Stor$
a. y. Mccormick, m. d.,
Physician & Surgeon.
Offlo over Dod?e & Co.'s Hardware Store
Northwest Corner Square.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANT,
Term Reasonable. . Good Sacfl
EAST SIDE OF SQUARE,
Great Bend - - - Kansas..
Near the Depot. Beet accommodation in
the city for the money. Transient, fLM per
day. Day board per week, 14.00. A good
feed atabla attached. .
IV. It. HOLMES, .
Restaurant and Confectionery, day board
and lodging. Fine cigars and tobacco, can
dies, etc., always on band. All kinds of
drinks .19 their season. Oysters In ejrery
Forest Avenue, first dopr west ot the Pcat
office. FBTSICIAKS AND SDE&EDNS. '
Wilson h Shaw's Drug Store.
PROVISIONS AND PS0DOC2.
A new and spleudid Hue of gotnls,
which I ain selling at the very
lowest figures. When you need any
thing in his line give him a call.
First door north of Robinson & Ster
ett's hardware store.
COHS OH SHORT HOTIOS
In Satisfactory Manas:
II EA DUV A RTEBS
EADtU AKXJiBfS. 1
PS CORNER, LEAVE I
ORDERS AT McINTOSITS