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GREAT BEND, KANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1887.
We made the Daily Chronoscope
of Larned, a short visit last Saturday,
and found it prospering as it deserves
to. The papers of Kansas are doing
a great work for the state.
There is every reason for our peo
ple to rejoice and look forward to even
greater prosperity in the future than
in the past. Our boom is backed by
all that makes booms permanent. Let
us do our -part and tlxe rest shall be
ad ded unto us.
St. Louis has scored an important
victory over, ber great rival Chicago
in the recently promulgated freight
rates from New York to Missouri River
points. According to that schedule
shippers will save 8 cents on first class,
4 cents on second class and 2 cents on
third class, by shipping via. St. Louis
instead of Chicago.
Kansas cities have had fierce
struggles this year for city, officers,
but we hope they have all acted as
Great Bend has done forgot the
election and all its feeling the day
afteft This is the only way to insure
the continuance of the great boom.
There will be neither stopping nor
flagging in our boom, if our people
will continue their zeal. Everything
is in Great Bend's favor, and all we
need is work on the jmrt of our citi
zens. But we need water works, we
need streets lighted and other public
works ought to be pushed. This is
the way to keep our boom moving.
The editors have sent in their passes,
and we presume the railroads are hap
py. But the question is still in doubt
whether the editors haven't, as a class,
more than paid for every ride over the
roads of Kansas. Of course there are
some papers whose advertising is worth
but little to railroads, but we believe
the majority in thr state would be wil
ling to pay for their rides, if on the
other hand tJie roads will pay for the
space occupied by time tables, etc.
If there is a city or town of any
considerable importance in Kansas
that is net experiencing a boom, we
have failed to hear of it. Even the
staid old fossils of eastern Kansas, like
Atchicsn, Leaveuworth, Lawrence
and Ft. Scott are waking up, and
"humping"themselves to keep up with
fhecities of Central Kansas. McPher
To all of which we can heartily
subscribe. But the greatest of all the
booms is here at Great Bend, and it
daify grows wider and . broader and
The Arkansas Valley Democrat
published at Arkansas City, in its
issue of last week copies two articles
from the Barton county Democrat for
which we receive no credit.
One of the articles in question our
good friend Mclntire, used for an
editorial descriptive of Arkansas City
and Cowley county, substituting
them for Great Bend and Barton
county in the original. The second
article also refered to Great Bend and
instead was subsituted Arkansas City.
This is hardly the courtesy we should
expect from our able and generous
contemporary, whoes personal good
will we value so highly.
The outside world is just beginning
& realize the brilliant future that is
opening for Great Bend. For three
years the city 4ias been growing and
each year has been more brilliant than
its predecessor. Last year all of us
were satisfied that our city had made
wonderful progress- But it was noth
ing when compared with the growth
of this year. . Property has advanced
with giant strides, and the growth of
the city in population and wealth ha3
fully kept pace with the advance of
property. We have passed the period
when there is anv doubt about the
future of the city. As well as any
thing yet in the future can be foretold
we can speak of Great Bend.- And
we can assure our readers that this is
the coming metropolis of Central
It gives us pleasure to announce a
fine girl who made her appearance last
Saturday at the residence of Chas. E.
Dodge. The price of lots on the north
side will now take another jump.
As a Strong man Rejoiceth to run a
Race, so Does the Fair City of
Great Bend Gird Herself as she
Prepares for her On
Like aiantna's Poet, her Motto Is, "Sic
Itur Ad Astra" Come Where
Fortunes Await yon.
Notwithstanding that this week ha3
been one of political excitement
throughout the state and business has
suffered somewhat from this cause,
yet, save a short lull for a day or two,
it has had a perceptible effect on the
advancing tide of Great Bend's boom.
If anyone had an idea that the real
estate excitement was only a tempor
ary flurry that would shortly blow
over, the events of this week should
disabuse his mind. Notwithstanding
an exceedingly hot municipal contest,
the real estate transfers for the week
ending to-day, make a splendid show
ing, aggregating very nearly $100,-
000. If our city can make such an
exhibit as this when we have gone
through the trying ordeal of an elec
tion and when, in most cities of the
state, business was at a comparative
stand-still, what can she do when the
circumstances are favorable? Every
friend of Great Bend must feel proud
ot her record during this week, and
those who have their eyes turned this
way ought to be encouraged to come
Beginning with Monday and clos
ing with this evening, the tendency
of real estate has been steadily up
ward, day by day. We have talked
this week with several gentlemen,
who came to see if it were .true that
Great Bend is enjoying the boom as
scrihed to her by the Democrat, and
in each and every instance they have
said that half the truth has not been
told. One thing that strikes them
with peculiar force is the character
and number of buildings now going
up. When men, who know Great
Bend and her prospects, begin to put
up a block that will cost 20,000, or,
hotels, two of them, each costing
from $25,000 to 35,000, it means
The tide is on and naught will stop
it. The wondrous development is in
its infancy and the great fortunes are
yet to be made. Men, who came
here only a few months since, have
made investments and realized one
hundred per cent, on them. Each
day bring new additions to our grow
ing population. This time last year
we modestly contented ourselves
with claiming a population of 2,500,
but to-day the city has over 4,000.
This is why Great Bend is booming,
it is growing. Growing in numbers,
growing in wealth, growing in every
thing that goes to make a great city.
HOW IT STANDS.
Fifteen of the thirty-eight states at
the present time have republican 1
governors. Twenty-three states, in
cluding Rhode Island which yesterday
elected a democratic governor, are
under democratic administrations.
In only eight of the fifteen states
having republican governors, namely,
Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada,
Maine, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania
and Vermont, did their chief exectives
receive a majority of the total vote
cast. The republican sovernors of
New Hampshire. Connecticut, Ohio,
Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and
Wisconsin all hold their offices by a
We invite our republican friends,
who feel so jubilant over their little
victories in Kansas, to study these
figures, and see what hope they afford
of the election of a republican presi
dent in 1888.
No wonder the astute republican
leaders, who are back of the John
Sherman movement, should desire to
recover West Virginia .North Carolina,
Florida, Tennessee, etc ,-to make up
for the certain loss to the republican
party of New Hampshire, Rhod Island
New York, Connecticut, New Jersey,
Indiana, Wisconsin, and other north
ern states. Topeha Democrat.
Mr. Editor-After reading your oft
repeated request for a correspondent
at every post-office in the county, I
pen these few lines venturling to hope
they will meet fhe editor's approval,
and find space in the column of the
I cannot promise to write every
week, but, as fast as I can reap a grist
of items, they will be sent to the ed
itorial mill and be publshed; or, dread
ful to contemplate, be consigned to the
With reasonable rains Clarence will
retain the good reputation as a wheat
producing township that she has
made in former years, and will un
doubtedly send a longer stream of the
golden cereal to the Great Bend eleva
tors than ever before. An unusualy
larger acreage of oats will be harvest
ed this year.
Miss. Mary Cline was in the metrop
Henry Elling is fencing his pasture,
and repairing the house generaaly.
I understand that Mr. M. Jurgensen
will shortly begin the erection of a
A parari6 fire raged in the north
west part of Clarence on the 1st inst.,
but I am unable to tell on whose land
Hush whisper it softly break the
news gently editor, for I do-not wish
to startle this community too much by
tay ing suddenly that John Jurgensen
has at last traded off "Old Sam."
A much used sentance Saturday;
"Is it hot enough for you?" another
one; "Say, do you ever expect to see
rv mnr rninr
The public sale at John Price's
place last Friday was well attended.
C. Rucler was in town Saturday.
Thomas Jurgensen, one of our most
promising young men, who is at pres
ent in the employ of a Great Bend
clothing house, came out the other
day with a grim resolve to slay every
wild goose that dared to venture into
Clarence. How well he succeeded I
am not prepared to say. Ask Tom.
Last Sunday the playful zephyrs
from the west concentrated all their
fury on the inoffensive hay-stacks built
by our farmers with so much care
last auttim, and with "ghoulish glee"
( a presidential adjective) tossed and
twirled about the product of mowing
machine and "go devil" with no more
conscience than it filled our eyes with
our neighbors real estate.
Master George Hale, son of Mrs
Hale the artist, is the guest of his.
aunt Mrs. Frank Cline.
Miss Eliga Soomiller is teaching the
young ideas how to shoot at district
Mr. Wilkison our P. M. was in the
Zoeller & Woods,
HOUSE AXD SIGN
DO ALL KINDS OF
Graiuing, Decorating, Taper Hanging and Fresco
ing. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Shop north side of
FARMERS AD STOCKMEN
1 have one of the most complete
well machines ever brought to this
country I am prepared to drill
wells anv depth reouired. I will
guarantee- plenty of good water and
a nrsL class job m 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'a
barn, south side ot the square will
receive prompt attention.
. JOSEPH WILDGEN.
"O wadsome pow'x the giftiegie us
To see ouroels as ithers see us!
It wad frae many a blunder free us
And foolish notion ;
What airs in dress an gait wad lea'e us
There were four crows sat on the gro
und Carrot colored.-.brindhv white and
Said one old crow unto his mates:
"Keener getting away with the
baggage of late!"
Said the old white crow, with solemn
In the most solemn manner erer 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 8lowlycratching his beak with
Said, "SurelT.'soniething has 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. BRINKmARI C: CO.,
ESTABLISHED IN 1874.
DOES .A. GENEEAL BIOLTSTG
G-reat Send, IE2L&,:a.sa,s..
On long time, with the privilege oi
paying at; any zwae.
H00U:3 ALLEN -HUIBARD SLOCK:: OT. M. IRELAIffD-
AND DEALERS IN
Real Estate, Deeded Farms, Govern
In all parts of Barton County, final Proof and other Government Land papers
executed with dispatch. Deeds and Mortgages made and acknowledged-
CITY PROPERTY FOR SALE OR RENT.
KANSAS PACIFIC! RAILROAD LANDS.
Come and See Us, or
Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas.
COATES & BUOKLAND.
ZEra-c; surn-ca. Staple G-ioceries.
A Large and Well Assorted Stock of QUE ENS WAKE, GLASS and WOODEN WARE.
Also, Dealers n all kinds of
Sard and Soft Goal.
BLACKSMITH AND ANTHRACITE COAL. A SPECIALTY.
ALL KESD3 OF
a-R-OTjnsriD jixid chop feed
OPPOSITE NEW GRAND ARMY HALL ON MAIN ST.
' Great' Bend.
As he said in a roice so solemn and
"We'll go out and compel people to
J, 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 ;
He J umped into a bramblebush
And scratched out both his eyes."
Mokal. Don't bea bramble bush .
"Seest thou a man diligent in busi
ness, he shall stand before kings, he
shall not stand before'meanmen."
"But, mousie, thou art no thy lane,
In proTing, foresight may be Tain ;
The best laid schemes o' mice an'meu
Gang aft agley,
An lea'e us naughtbut grief an pain
For promis'd Joy."
"lie who by the plow would thrire
Himself must either bold or drlre.
(SjLiivl 11 d
Send for Circulars.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Office in Coyrt House.
WCouusel in German by Tbeo. C Cole.
MAHER & OSMOND-,
Eocas 4 and 5 in Allen's EIwi,
GREAT BEND - - KAIL
E. T. EWALT.
J. 1L BEMENT.
EWALT S BEMENT,
Attorneys at Law. Real Estate0
uiiu. uoan agents,
Collecting a Specialty,
Bent Property and Pay Taxes,
C. F. DIFFENBACHER,
V. A. BAKJTA.
Attorneys at ".Law
Office in AJlen-IIubbard Block, roomofs and 11.
Physician & Surgeon.
Headquarters at Allent Drug Store.
i. y. Mccormick, m.d
Physician & Surgeon.
Offlo oyer Dodge & Co.a Hardware Stor
Northwest Corner Bquar.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANT.
Term Seasonable. Gooi Socpl
TAK1 BEDS Or SQTLiXA
Great Bend - - Kansas.
If ear tbe Depot. Beet accommodation la
the city for the money. Transient, fLM per
day Day board per Week, 14-00. A. goo4
feed stable attached.
IV. K. HOLMES, 'J
Restaurant and Confectionery, day boardo
and lodging. Fine cigars and totdeco, can
dles, etc., always on hand. All kinds of
drinks In their season. Oysters In Orerr
Forest Avenue, Srst door west of the Post
Wilson k Shaw's Drug Store.
PROYISIOHS AM PRODUCE.
A new aad 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.
OK ALL KINP3
DONS DHQSHORT KOTrOK
In a Satisfactory Manner.
ON ALLEN'S COIINEK, LEAVE
ORDERS AT McINTOSH'S