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. H01SINGT0N IN THE EIGHTIES.
xom interesting bits ui niwj vj
Former Owner Of Dispatch
' The following by Ira H, Clark, in
Tsgard to the founding and early life
t the Hoisingtco, Dispatch, contains
consd4era.bje history' that we believe
-"WiU'be'of Interest to our readers,
-ted is reproduced herewltih:
I hare been, asked by the editor of
The Dispatch to write some cf my
" recollections of the tirsi issue ui
tkj.i. - n,.M!nif1rn iMa the
TnrJvzL$cS)Tv nt iha .nOTier. I GO
kmXv that if will wove greatly
Interesting to' many, but it may help
a freshen' ud the' memories of. the
Old timers, tii i aigrtoo .m vurc, mm
4o not stick strictly to my text,
iJhope I may be pardoned.
ixftWT wihceived ' the notion cf
' starting a 'newspaper in Kensington,
I -was runnipg a newspaper at Fred--rkk
Rice county.' i had been in-
ftaced to locate at Fredsrick the year
Wore' on account of the. decision, 'of
the (Missouri Pacific to
-ifefcioc. points between
rNui Pno.hVv orw stit. Frederick, one
1 TJtioa and one at Chtvington. The
"3sand houses' were .built, turn' tables
5prt in, and everything almost in' read
3ati6B to make ttB. change.' the com
uiy bad a gocd 1 f trouble 'in
IfSWng just". the. kind of. water they
'rsuted at the. proposed -western -di-r
visions, and one day Che word along
-C line; to, stop all' work. on the new
"Harmtoale and it soon' becamte .known
rtbat the company had changed, its
flats' Jund would continue as bed' ore
.to maintain! but, two divisions one at
"CI tad' located at Frederick almost
"Wholly ah the strength of if being-a
vision point and now this had van
ished And my first thought . was, to
get hi at Hodstngton.'. I wrote A. S.
"'"'Cooke, then .'cashier of-'the Hoising:
tsu State' Banjk, asking. -'Mm what
on an opening there, was: His
reply was prompt, curt, 'and -to" the
$iflt-i--'Come at once and, see.' The
ext train after ' receiving .the card
took me to Hoisingtbn td investigate.
I found that one Charles B. Vert
- already, on the ground and con
"trolled, an old outfit but was issuing
fe paper , spasmodically perhaps niot
re often than, one issue in.- three
'Greeks. By the way, thfe old outfit
c vert s was the old Bono ouftrit
'ie first' paper printed in Holsrng
"ton. I think the Echo first reverber
td early, in 1887 and was Issued by
:two old: acqajaJntances of mJne-i-J.
' Suits and Overcoats.
Jast One Price
H. Kerr and Jame White. I fcont. .
up Mr. Cooke soon ak'ter my arnv .
he had me meet most of the l
lasss men and they practically ai
gav3 me good encouragement and I
decided at once to 'move, my plant
over from" Frederick. The last
in. FahmaTV T had mr little oM
ffce located ' underneath the Degen
store and was at work getting . cm
the first Issue of the paper which ap
peared the following week, being tne
first week ra March.
If a or inter in Barton county at
the present time was asked to take
thb outfit. I then had and get. out. a
paper and handle the ordinary run. of
Job printing he' would throw up his
hands in disgust. I thought I w"as fair
ly well equipped and therefore did
not know any bettes. I had an Army
press that would print one six-col
umn paget at a time, and as I ran. a
four-page paper with inside patent,
it took only :twO run to" get the pap
er off. I had am 8x12 jobber, a fcrn
i'SadY supply cf job 'and advertising
type and- a very limited supply, of
leads and slugs., .The' office filrniture
'.could hardly have been less. What
I lacked in materlfli I made, up in
prices. I really, did not intend ' to
hold up the people on 'prices, but if
present 'prices constitute a standard
to" go by, I surely did t any rate
i maintained a twice -far" in excess
hi present prices. With my three
hundred. 'circulation'- I '.received per
haps, twice the rate per tach, for ad'
vertlsing that the Dispatch 'and otn
er-papers now charge, with ' a, 'wide
ilrculation.-. Job printing pries were
easily double jprioes." After all .'"when
I come to.1hink of .it, I don't believe
I could have existed and got ahead
at 'ail if I 'hati "not charged .those stiff
The' first issue 'of the paper was
looked forward to with a great deal
of interest,-many , of the town, people
being in the office when, it was bel
ing printed:, A,. S. Cooke acted
'djatyii; amd ran'tte ink' 'roller -for
the riirst edition. .It, was not' a pre
tentious paper, but was fuU' of news
and was a boost for the. town. It .was
kmdly-received by the , citizens
Hotongton and the community, and
the. people displayed- their, approval
att.v . :i . ,
and faith, by coming ia very prompt
Iy, and 6Tibecriibing( for. the paper,
o l thOklthe first fanner -to suib
scribe for the paper was Jake Deal
who then .lived north of town.
mxidkm r rum me ume oe nrsr
subscribed he was, a constant snbstrt
r kM m, JrLZ
Come To This Store
and Boy's Sweater Coats Hall
100 .Good Soft and Stiff Hats that sold
for $1.50 to $3.00. each.....: '
50 pair Silk Lisle Socks,
One Third Oil
pair of our Bargain Shoes left
A GOOD PLACE TO TRADE
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Oas. R. Vert knd t.e
aoa;Kainessy. tee lormear e: u
the Rrpublicah carase and tfc It'
tne uemocrauc lajtn, and K w's c
at the time that Hugo Garland r' ,
Swedish harness dealer and 3u ti
of the peace, wrote the political ed .
torials for TO Echo, and A.- H. Ea
sr the political edKorials . for Th
Mascot. So warm did these artJckf
become and so intensely personal
that .the editors' in name but net
in' deed got into a fist fight oyer
the matter;' ' ;
At the time the Dispatch was first
started, Hoisington was Ve,ry smal
as compared with her present propoK
tions, but even at that ehe was ' a
hustler and some town in a good
many ways. A more liberal" clsss of
people -with theif limited means I cev
er met. .
A.' H. Bakef . etiH a flxtn'rA in
Hoisington,' was 'then the Jeadingrea
estate man and brim" fuil-of enthu
siasm for the town and countrr. Geo.
Orr ran a grocery 6tore; Ed Childs
was engaged" fan. the furniture usi
ness; A. 5. Houck waa running the
drug store c-n "the corner j John John
son had a'good livery- barn. Tom Mai
lory started , a' livery barn about the
same time; Clark Gwinn rain a him-f
bep yard; Degen Bros, were running
a big mercantile estab,D6hment, Sol,
Joe, and-Harry were all there at that
time; E. I Boxwell was cutting up
meat for his many customers and wae
making as much noise' as ever: Ed
, oU-itjg'l3a'';, bat 1
'u-i Ecuo -6 ii:-i-g
Hoch with fate sons,' John.and OUie,built, no improvements any kind
were running a dray.,Bne. Ollie was.hiad been maVle, and jet ordinances
mighty" smaU..of stature but. it.-wM.thd.-Aen passed that us upthe
something wonderful the-way he han-
died that span of mules. Alex l)ennis
ran 'a, hardware and 'implement .house
on the corner. J, E. Almond aPd his
wife were running a boarding house
A. L. Peugh, the veteran barber, was J tor right was the result: ..The old. the movement to- the cWtry. was
ruaming the only shop to town and fogies unjustly .termed the fellows- free i.j.000 head gotng out- a nor
It was a onehair affair. Hugo Car- J who ' were In tut improvement whis- mal wek'8 businessfor thia eeaBon.'
lander ram a harness shop and was'keyites anidmahv other, nanfla they pii tnAa,
a sort of a poUtkal wise-acre, Dr.
, n 77
Goit and Dr. Peck
yuj, .i am not sure -wnetner fa. the contested was for improve, beef, end the tendency :V 'towards
George Valerius 'had opened a black- menits.1 The inex namkg after e!ec- weaTjiess. An "extra, large percent
smith shop -at that time or not. R. tion w-hen. it was known that 'the ini- ace of local family iorJtPni mli
Wehr was buying grain. . F. P.
I OI1u' ' , .
eoberger ran a bakery and confec-Jpck
i tinne n 1. . .
k7I i v,
' One Jest Price
j . ' .
' 1 :''' ---iii late a
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. . - '' - !' .- dj,.OjUid.
.' 'jt ..(.;:' juw" W'h" o&ck
, jL .1 : m c.je in, of( hi' no',
r .iU4t-r ke. Vaclced gi3Lt.
'ioi: Hcsicgoa, Stat - Lh'Qk was a new
rnsUtutlon wtoh'A; J. Hoiaiag'cn ae
president mi A. -SOooke as cashier.
E. MC Carr and W. C. Early were
painters', aioney. was be!cg radted
for a Methodist church, building,, the
corner stone of which was laid very
shortly afterward. Rev. E. H. RubJ-
oan was the pastor;. MrsS. B. Ami
dpi) . and 3ira J. C. Bofeellec were the
most active fat behalf of the 'ladies' of
the town In- their effort for "a church
It is the history of evert new
tow that 'at that Stage in its growth
when, it-is" positively oeoessary that
it reach out and make some, necessary
improvements there "are always 6ome
old fogies who are impressed with
the idea that every -cent spent in
Improvements is the people's money
wasted. Small and larger towns have
a classj of'' people who can always be
counted on as against public improve-
mews. ;and some mighty, sensitive
knockers of this kind are . sometimes
encountered. A few yara alter .the
Dispatch, was started some of the en-
terprising. people 'thought it "about
Ume we were having some sidewalks,
in. town. The c'Ky had 'been organ-
lzed tor yeairs. no sidewalks hadbeen
city's money and not one thing, ac-
compliehed. Ftoa:llyone spring a tick -
tog of sidewalks. The opposition, fan-
mediately' irmt out a ticket and a bit-
had no right to be caUed. The wrR -
er, of 'course; took some active part
Lan-'nrowmo,n ff..iinn. bAA rmflim
I ' : -v k
for mayor, were Buccessfuii, fix
or tne oia fogiea marched up to the
"office one after the other,
v, vwu.m, i wa joiwii
expecting this for I knew this was
aooux tneir caMer. i met them with
a smile, gave them thlcdr receipts,
i6nru nuu miu
not one of' them had nerve enough
10 ten me wihy he was stopping hie
paper. A few of my friends .heard of
the 'run' I had and before sun-down
v taiujw m wiim cne casn ror inir -
ty-one new subscriptions. So it. was
not such a ibad day after all, Really,
these fellows who thought they were
cnasusing me did not dislike me so
iuuiuu. cany. an jtnerwara renewCT
their sufbscriptiens and all were evem -
tually friends of mine, but they were
a awe sore over defeat at the time
and the Dispatch .was the easiest
thing to get at. After the new' city
administration got to working,- and
gave the town1 tftie improvements that
were needed, and did not do' the
many c bad things the opposition said
they would do, better feeling pre
vailed and it seemed that someone
had been, mtetakenr that some wrong
Ideas had been circulated.'
The Dispatch and its editor had
many experiences in those early
years that .were interesting and to-
Btructive , but this letter is . long
enough for this" time.
. IRA H. CLARK,
TWELFTH ANNUAL. BALL.
To Be Given By thoEl'linwood Maen
flechor on Monday, Feb. 23rd.
The Twelth Annual Mask Ball to
be given by the EliisnwOod Maer.nrr
chor, Uill be given in their hall in
that city on Monday evening, Febru
ary 23rd., and as usual a big crowd
from this city -and community will be
In attendance." These annual affaire
by the. Elliowood Maennfrchor are-
always among 'the "most succeesfuJ
events of the season- and -are eager
ly looked forward to by all the lovers
of dancing in. this eommunity. Prteefj
wiH be given, to the best costumed hi
attendance, both ladies and gentle
men, the'miic will be furcishied by
the Morris, orchestra and supper wiU
be, served at midnight. Tickets will
be' 50 cents a person and if you want
to. enjoy a pleasant evening do not
fail to attend.
Feed your horse in my Wagon Yaw
whefc in towmr-20 cents In yard, 25
cents kx stable. STAR BARN, Albert
Sylvester Truax, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Truax. is nursing a brok
en arm which he received' while en.
FEED AND SALE BARN
Dealers'. Headquarters. Best. of Hay
on Hand. Baled Hay for Sale. .
Your Business Solicited
: Manager : ;
' market'down-a'nd UP.'
Cattle) Market Is Uneven, But 'Hogs
.Are Steady To Strong.
Kansas City Stock Yards, Fteb. 16
TKa fh,rr -r rflttta Jast .mmit hd.
gan to 6Ubside Tuesday,' and -by the
close u Wednesday most of the. gain
,a r i r,H ..
k driHr ranarlt, .t -
Mrt J M,u nldJr
a'i of r,"
' ramb tens' were .disawoindne
,uviB. nwra auu ttrxivro utH.uu-'
ed 25 to 35 cento flret of thA wk.
a 'total RUnniy of iz ooah.prHvire'
other markets are well freighted with
. , i. . . '.,
irom wneac pastures,
driven jo by the storm We last week;
This leaves'. modemte-mmber
be:f cattle. J JL
gnuies are uneven jt lower. The iist
natives here today brought: $8j55 er,d
some 1200 pound steers from the nor-
thereo Colorado ,r -HsiiW
Bona at ja.zu. 'txsx. fat cows rang
from .6.50 to 7.50, bulls within the
same range; veal- calves 'a' quarter
lower, best around. 10.25. Receipts
of quarantine, 49 care, are Ceatured
, oy a suing of ok ilexicos, direct,
common, little steers at '9.40..' Some
' very good yearliDgs from Oklahoma
i were also, included, -at 7.75, and some
north Texa meal fed steers around
i.w. rancy stockejs bring .uo to
!7.75. arwl. choice calven a llftio het
iter than' 8.00; -best feeders 7.75 with
middle, grades showing least 'strength
at 6.50 ttf 7.25, '
Hog markets are the. scene of con
tinued conflict, with" the bafcince a
tie in favgr of tse'iers. Prices aver
aed'l4 cents ifeher last.-eek than
the- week previous, . although; closing
considerably .bejQw the .best t'me.
This week opens with' a. - supply of
8,000 htead, the market strong 'to- 5
higher, top bulk' 8.30- to 8w55.
Light weights' sell: closer. '.to "the top
than, heretofore, and' general quality
of - the offerings is better. Sheep and
lambs, gained 23 to 35 centa ' last
week, but the market is off 10 to 15
cento today, receipts 9,000 heaa. Co!d
weather has failed to stimulate mut
ton consumption to the degree nec
essary to spur killers Into enthufiafm
who act-on "the' assumption that the
market horizon discloses' a. .vast ar
ray' of fat sheep -and lambs, headed to
ward- the shambles. Lambs- sold at
7.30 to 7.55 today, .heavy 'western
wethers 5.50, light. Colorado ewes at
a.30. . j A HICK APT
Alfred Pohlman, .Phil Doherty, N'or.
man Hedrn -acid Stanley Koch -were up
from Elllnwood Satnixlay. . xj,e tw0
latter skated and waded up the riv
er, but decided that ridkig theBteam
cars, was the best way' to get back
home. There fe considerable "water
in. the river near Elllnwood and the
young folks of that place have' been
enjoying good skating during the 'lit
tla cold snap. ' . .
Mr. and Mrs. Riley Garrett of this
city, have a new boss of the house
hold in the shape of a fine baby girl,
who put to her appearance at their
home the first of. the week. It. is
the. first child in the- family and we
can Imagine that the young mka will
hve things Just about the way her
sweet wiH desires.
Dirks' Studio where
It Is never
North Main Street
. FIRM FOUNDATION..
Nothing fjan Undermln"it In Grefit
. ' ; ' ' Bend. -
' plearesqmetiihea. slow rOc
agnize. real. m'eitt, and they, cW'
be. bkmed, 'for so'.many, havfl .beeo!
humbugged in- he pasC .vThe," .iexper,--
.! : --r"
.l ' -f,1
' Tiun. iu 'lLL
Baker Ave., Great Bend,"KanB., says:.
or. several fears I had trouble from,
too' frequent passages of the kidney.
secretions, and .often, noticed, sediment -to
them.' Deciding to 'try Doaai's Kii
ney'.PillB; 1 procured a bdx from' thd
Barricklow Drug Co. ' They helped to, '
w much that I sot- another': ubrJr.
.They fanpr'oveed my xsobditlon' woo-,
derfuUy and I. feel. Chat they., should
be given, aj.trtal'byi "all kidney ' suffer
era! J' value Dean's Kidney' Pills- as
hfighry as O'er and- X am. pleased to '
again endorse :htom. iWhe&rer 'I'
have aeed of a kidney .Medicine; i aj
ways take DCane Kldcey Pills and
they act promptly."! ' . : . . t
Price 50c. "at H -rta.lrli rwCn v U A.
Ply ask for a kMney "rjmedy get
Doan's Kidney .PiUsthje same, that
Mr. Leek had, FoBter-.lilburh -.06..
Props., Buffalo, N, Y. . .
J. H. Talbot- came in from Kansas
City last, week anil has- assumed th
pianagemenf-of the' Cook Hotel, oo'
the east 6lde of the square." Mr. TJ-.
bot Is connected 'with Mr. .V-ooda'in
the owVitVship o his string of.hotels
and" he-will -take full charge of' the
one hf-re- and aims .to make jt .doe 'of '
the befit".hosteTrles in ithte part- ot
thejstate '. ' 5
(iforge Houchin, fho. for many
years has been p resident of :ihe Oa-.
latla neighborhood,' is' this week -inor-'
J'rg 'to. Anderson county..' where hV
pas. rented a large farm and -'where
he and his famlry expect . to' mM
wieir future nome:
Mr.'aiLd' Mri.Bd Hermes, of koniHi.'
at of town are" rejoicing, over -the .
arrival "of a fine young son -at their
home on. Sunday bf 'thb.eiek.-. Ed
says that there is only one' other bo?
as fime..in the world, "and that tw is
we. young -gentleman who . has-been
the king of the Hemes . .household
for the. past three years; '
are-ttsudHu. thin arid
easily worried, sleep does not
reheth and the system gfadu
ally weakens from insufficient
nourishment -. r
Scott's Emulsion corrects
nervousness by its force of cori
.centrated mecuca nourishment
it restores the healthy action
of body . cells,, enriches the
blood sharpens the appetite,
and feeds the nerve centres
by distributing mmw nA
. power all oyer the body. '
Dont resort to alcoholic,
mixtures .or drug concoctions
that stimulate and stupefy. .
UCcli .a hotti of Scott's
emulsion for your
equals or compares
with it, hut Insist
tVMY DRUOIST HAS IT
?aged In playlr-g handball at the
jl;h rSsfio tr v e'i.