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Tije people are anxiously inquiring
"what the city authorities are going to
do about the water works. This we
cannot say, but presume the work
"will begin shortly.
Coming years will, demonstrate that
threat Bend must be the great town of
Central Kansas. "We have no fight to
make on our siste towns. Nature has
decreed that here shall be a great busi
ness center, and it is growing rapidly
into that proportion. The lields are
now open; the citizens are anxious to
welcome tUose who come here to share
All that Great Bend asks of strang
ers is to come and see. Here is a city
that nothing can prevent growing into
a great metropolis; indeed, it now has
over four thousand inhabitants and is
growingat a marvelous rate. We are
surrounded by a country of unsurpassed
fertility, the city is already the railroad
center of this portion of Kansas. But
now is the time for strangers and every
body to come and invest.
We clip the following complimentary
notice from the Hutchinson Eeics.
That Great Bend is to-day attracting
more. attention than any town in Cen
tral Kansas, is beyond dispute. The
reasons are easily found. First, it is
surrounded by as fine farming land as
can be fonnd in Kansas. Second, the
natural location of the c'ity is unsur
passed. Great Bend carries on a' great whole
sale trade, many of her stores carrying
aa high as $60,000 in stock, transacting
an annual business of 150,000 to
Great Bend investments are net
ting more clear profits to the investors
than any town in Central Kansas.
Ileal estate has always been cheap here,
and notwithstanding the advance of
the last few weeks, lots are cheaper
here to-day tluo" in any town cT four
thousand inhabitants in Central or
Western Kansas. Lots are selling, not
on tRe basis of wlurt the town will be,
but on what it is. The purchaser
" therefore has all the advantage of the
future development of the town, which
can not be truthfully said of many
. - -
ru: newspapers of Kansas are to
day doing more to advertise the state
and bring in erii migrants here tiian
all the other agencies combined.
Thik of it. There are .fifty-five
dailies that ring the praises of our
soil, our climate and our towns, six
Aaya evoey week. Besides these,
ther0 are weeklies almost without
number, circulating, not only here,
. but in every state in the Union. The '
people of Kansas can afford to.be
generous to. the newspapers; they are
doing a work for "the state that could
not be valued in dollars and cents.
The Topeka Capitol says that the
great cities of Kansas will stand iu
the following order: Topeka, Hutch
inson, Wichita, Garden City, Salina,
Fort Scott and Atchison. Of course
Major Hudson means by this to make
out a' list of cities that shali nearly
equal each other in size and import
ance, but the on6 great metropolis
of Kansas will be near the center of
the state, and well, Great Bend will
modestly take first place and and let
the others strive to fix the order iu
which they shall stand.
Nothing more readily indicates
the couottion of a city than its' real
estate market. When real estate is
active, alMinesof business are active
and, vice 'versa, when realj estate is
dull, everything else is dormant.
Last week was an exceptional one in
some respects with Great Ben 1. The
large ales in the early part of the
week started a rustle" that nothing
could stop. The character of the
sales, too, hadmuch tojlo with push
ing prices steadily upward. The sale
of suburban property to the Santa
Fe indicates thaf they want a firm
footing here. And then the sale of
one hundred aces aiijoiuing the citv
to eastern capitalists says plainer than
words that the outside world have-began
to realize that Great" Bend is the
coming towif "of this part of. the state.
But real estate is comparatively cheap
here and the great advance is to come.
DURIXG THE WEEK CLOSING WITH
TO-DAY, THE FAIR CITY OF
GREAT BEXD ADDS ANOTH
ER WREATH TO HER
Her Citizens are Proud of Her and all
Her Friends Rejoice.
It is written somewhere in the book
of fate that on the banks of the Ar
kansas somewhere near the center of
the ;reat state of Kansas there should
be a mighty city. Many prophets
have arisen and attempted to make
the people believe that ic would be
here or there, but so far, all their
prophecies have proved worthlesst
We do not pretend to make any pre
diction, but simply record events as
they transpire and draw therefrom
logical conclusions. We ask the
stranger to take a map of Kansas aud
trace the Arkansas river through the
state. Let him remember that the
garden spot of Kansas is ulong this
river. That here is jel Boil of unequaled
fertility, that water is easily obtained
and the climate salubrious. Now
theu let him mark the great bend in
the river and bear well in miud "that
all the cities along the river are on
the north bank; and when we tell him
that Great Bend is situated farther
north than any city on the river be
can readily see the advantage of this
situation, for it gives to the city a
tributary territory both north, and
south of the river. . ,
This then is why the railroads have,
fixed on Great Bend as the center of
this part of Kansas. Each day is
bringing something to light that will
benefit our city. This week the San
ta Fe railroad has secured eighty
acres of suburban property and beyond
a doubt will locale a round house and
machine shops here. This will be
clear to any one, and even if he never
saw Great Beud, when we inform
him that at this paint the Denver di
vision of that road leaves the main
line and strikes north-west.
During the week that closes with
to-day we have had the greatest ac
tivity ever known in real estate here
Strangers have been buying every
day, men of means have been glad to
secure property. The prospects now
are that next week will wituess even
greater activity than the one -just
To those coming iu the state in
quest of homes or business property,
Great Bend asks only that they shall
come and see her wonderful advanta
ges. Bno. " Chapman brought out the
Register last week as an all home-print,
lie does, not say whether the improve
ment will be permanent or not, but we
presume it will, be. We rejoice to see
the prosperity of our neighbor and hope
the readers of his paper may respond
td the increased usefulness of the pa
per by liberally increasing his subscrip
tion and advertising.
Beceutly a Democrat man spent
a weary hour of congealed misery wait
ing for a late train, in the depot at
Sierling. The north door of the wait
ing room was open half the time, and
no amount of insinuation, suppliation
or pursuasion on the part of a freeze
iug public could induce the depot of
ficials to build d fire. Such lack of
hospitality will not leave a very favor
able impression on the minds of strang
ers. We are glad to learn that two of
our enterprising townsmen have
started a bottling works in Great
Bend. The originators and movers
in the matt-r are G. E. Thompson
and H. E. Dean. . They have now on
hand 1,500, and they propose to push
the business until it is a complete suc
cess. They deserve to be encouraged
by all our citizens in this worthy undertaking.
GREAT BEND; KANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 71887.
THE SEW PROHIBITORY LAW.
A wide diversity tf opinion prevails
throughout the state in regard to when
the Murray law takes or took effect.
Some believe that druggists are not
permitted to sell under the old permits
after April 1st. Pertinent to this sub
ject we quote the following from the
Hutchinson Aetcs: "The Murray Tem
perance Law goes into full effect on
May 1st. Some of our exchanges seem
to be laboring under the .belief that no
druggist is permitted to sell under the
old permits after April 1st, but this is
an error. No permits can now be is
sued under the old law, but the new
law provides that "no permit now ex
isting shall be of any validity, after the
1st of May, 1887," and it is fair to infer
that it was the intention of our law
makers that the old permits should re
main in force until the 1st day of May."
"The firsts of April now is past.
Who's the biggest fool at last?" The
man who hasn't bought real estate in
John Tilton has been doing a consid
erable rustling on the real estate
market, but Dick Ewalt says John
can't always remember the day of the
Bros. Townsley, of the Tribune, was
in such a hurry to get a shampoo (?)
that he was not on the lookout for any
other sort of a sham, and even forgot
to change the .data of his paper to
Mr. S. S. Shields, the gentlemanly
postmaster at Maherville, made us a
pleasant call today. Mr. Shields in
forms us that the Missouri Pacific
depot near there, called Boyd, was
burned last Monday night. How the
fire originated is not known, but the
circumstances seem to indicate that it
was the work of an incendiary. Th'o
railroad hf.d no agent at that point
and no one had been about the build
ing the day. It was discovered to be
burning about midnight or a little
after, but it was too late -to stop the
flames. There is a good deal of
mystery about the whole thing.
Judge Mayard, formerly second comp
troller of the treasury, was yesterday
appointed secretary of the treasury by
President Cleveland, vice-Secretary
Manning resigned. The appointment
was somewhat of a surprise as most peo
ple had come to the conclusion that a
western man would succeed Secretay
Manning. Judge Maj Tiard has a splen
did record and men of all parties unite
in saying that the treasury will have
an able man at its head.
We are requested to say that the
maps, or at least a portion of them,
ordered by the committee on advertis
ing the town are now printed, and it
is in order for those who subscribed
money to the enterprise to call round
and pay it to the treasurer.
Zoeilcr & Woods,
HOUSE AXD SIGN
. DO ALL KXXDS OF
Graining, Decorating, Paper Hanging, and Fresco
ing. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Shop north side of
FARMERS AD STOCKMEN
I 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 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 glfUegie tic
To see oursela as ithers aee ua!
It vad frae many a blunder free ua
And foolish notion ;
What airs in dress an gait wad lea'e us
And ey'n deyotion."
There were I oar crows sat on the gro
und Carrot colored, brindle, white and
Said one old crow unto his mates:
"Keeney is getting away with the
baggage of late!"
Said the old white crow, with solemn
In the ni06t 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 lias got to be
For Keeney he is a son of a gun!"
Then they aU looked as wise as wise
And the wise old crow looked the wis
est of three,
J. V. BRIRIKRIAR! C CO.,
ESTABLISHED IN 1874.
DOES A. GENERAL BNTKTNTC
Grorosfc Send, 2SLstjQ.t3cj3,
On long time, with the privilege ot
paying at any time.
Will AILBH. llliUB UCCE: W. IRELAND.
AND DEALERS IN
Real Estate. Deeded Farms, Govern
In nil parts of Barton County. Final
executed with dispatch. Deeds and
CITY PROPERTY FOR SALE OR RENT.
KANSAS PACIFIC J
Come and Geo Us, or
Great Bend, B&rton County, Kansas.
COATBS & BUCKLAND. .
SF'axi.cr arcS. Staple O-xoceries.
A Larg. and Well Assorted Stock of QrEEXSWAKE. GLASS and WOODEXWABJE.
Abjo, Dealers In aU kinds v .
Sard, axad Soft Goal.
SaTBLACKSMITH AND ANTHRACITE COAL, A SPECIALTY
ALL KES'PS OF
C3-K.OTJ3snD -A.3STJ3 CHOP FEED
OPPOSITE NEW GRAND ARMY HALL ON MAIN ST.
As he said in a roice so aofemn 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 minds.)
Downed K.O?ne 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."
Mo Lax. 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, thou art no thy lane.
In pr ving, foresight may be Tain :
The best laid schemes o' micean'men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us naught but grief an' pain
For proiuis'd joy."
"He who by the plow would thrive
Himself must either hold or drive.
Proof and otber Government Land papers
Mortgages made ana actnowieagea.
Send for Circulars.
THEO. C. COLE. ELBKH.C; COLE-
ATTORNEYS AT L AW
OTffce In Court House.
Counsel in German by Tbeo. C oI.
MAKER & OSMOND,
ATTO R U EYS-AT- LAW.
Room 4 and 5 in Allen's Bfod, .
GREAT BEND - - KAN.
R. T. EWALT.
?. II. B EM EXT.
EWLT & BEHENT,
Attorneys at Law Real Estate
and Lean Agents,
Qolleeting a Specialty,
Rent Property and Pay Taxes.
C. F. DIFFENBACHEB,
DIFfENB ICSES i bahia,
Office in Allen-Hubbard Block, rooms, and 11.
Physician & Surgeon.
Headquarters at Allen's Dins Store.
l y. Mccormick, ii. d.,
Physician & Surgeon,
Ofio OTer Dodgv & Co.. Hardware Stor
Northwest Corner Square.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANT.-
Terms ' Reasonable. Good Saisl
ZJJSV BIDS OX SQUABS
Great Bend - - - Kansas.
Near the Depot. Best accommodation In
tb oity for the money. Transient, fL60er
day. Day board per week, $4.00. ffoodj
teed liable attached.
N. 12. XI OL3IE8,
Restaurant and ConfectioCery. day board
and lodging-. Fine cigars and tobacco, can
dies, etc., always on hand. All kinds of
drinks In their season. Oysters in every
Forest Arenne, first door west of the Post-"
Wilson k Shaw's Drug Store
PBOYISIOHS AHD PBODUCff,'
A new aHd splendid line of goods,
which I. am 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.
D0E3 OHOSHOUT HOTIOft
In a Satisfactory Manner.
ON ALLEN'S CORNER, LEAVE-
ORDERS AT McLNTOSH'S