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RAILROAD TIME TABLE.
KanM City, Fort Scott Memphis Railroad.
North BorifD. Arrlw- I g"v
Hall and passenger... 10,08a. m. 10.03a. m
Loci freight I m ' U'46 m'
Sot-Til UOUKD. uiRn m
Mall and passenger... 4.48 p. n. 4.4B p. m.
Local frsi-ht I m- inwam
Mall and nnssenner trains run dally rrelR"0
daily optP8nnday. Mail close, at post-odtce
an-ivesat Chetopa at 6 o'clock p m.
75tTaND COUNTY NEWS.
Seveu full pound bars of soap for 25
cents at the Baiter Grocery.
Look at the new nubias and hoods
at A. X Peake & Co's.
Full cream che e at the Baxter
Grocery. Try It.
D. M. Wright, Manager.
A few good horses to trade for In
vestment Co. stock. Inquire at this
Fcnton repairs boots aud shoes.
SAM JONES IS GONE,
But I still sell goods just the same
dowa at bedrock prices.
W. E. Tyjjek.
Two pounds of tea for 25 cents at
tho Baxter Grocery.
D. M. Wright, Manager.
For Sale. A good team of horses
weighing 1030 eac," , Inquire at Fred
Eisert's 1$ miles southwest ot Baxter.
When you try our 25c tea once you
- ron' noo Atiything-oLje.
D3d. Wright, Manager.
For a ulcc uubia go to
A. M. Peake & Cos.
Home made buckwheat flour at the
D. M. Wright, Manager.
On and after Jan. 1, 1890, 1 will sell
goods strictly for cash or produce at
"Alliance" prices or lower.
W. E. Ttxer.
Buy your groceries of os. We will
save you money. D. M. Wright.
Buy a good misses', woman's or
men's shoe from A. M. Peake & Co.
For Sale. A good second-band
wood cook stove. Inquire at this of
fice. Seven bars No. 1 full 6ize soap for
25 cents at W. E. Tyner's.
CAPITO S CITY BAKERY.
Fresh bread, cakes, pies, etc., every
day. Lunch, cigars, tobacco, nuts
and fruit9 in season.
12 pounds of light brown sugar for
$1 at W.E. Ttneb's.
, A large and elegant line of table and
pocket cultery, epnons, etc., just re-
i. ceived for iho holiday trade. Call and
I see it. McElhixet & Friblet.
If you eat all in town at one meal
voq get it for 25 cents at the English
) Bamboo easels at Harvey's furni
Try the English Kitchen for board
and lodging. Reasonable rates,
Sfven bars of Woman's Friend soap
for 25 cents at Cooper's.
If you need a cooking or heating
stove now is iho time to buy before
we arc obliged to purchase new stock
at advanced prices. We arc offering
stoves very cheap. Come in, see for
yourselves. McElhikey & Friblet.
Go to Cooper's for loaded shells.
Remember Tucker on boots and
Remember, I buy my goods for
, SPOT CASH and will sell you har
Wvo tteas of every description cheaper than
you can nuy cisowucre, at me oia reli
able Pioneer Harness Shop of Cbcro
. kee county. J. B. Opperman.
Mixed pickles 40c per gallon at
J. M. Cooper's.
Fresh raisins, currants and Turkish
prunes at the Baxter Grocery.
A trial is all we ask at the English
v. micnen. causucuon guaranteed.
BAXTER SPRINGS, CHEROKEE COUNTY, KANSAS, JANUARY 4, 1890.
Scammouville haa orcaulzed as a
city of the third class under the nanio
Read the semi-annual statement of
the condition of the Baxter Bank pub
lished in another column.
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Meeds gave a
family dinner Wednesday in which 22
of their kinsfolk participated.
The ladies of the M. E. church gave
a very successful 6 p. m. supper New
Year s eve in the Rehm building.
The assistant state lecturer of the
Farmers' Alliance will address the
iieople at Blue Mound school house on-
Saturday evening, Jan. ju, ibw, aw
o'clock. Everybody invited.
Thfl new Vear was ushered in bv
the ringing of bells and the firing of
guns m an sizes trom me innocent lit
tle toy pistol to the loud sounding an
vil. Good-bye '89 welcome 90.
The Advocate says some of the
merchants of that town threaten to
leave it aud advises them to "Don't
throw up the sponge yet." Is it the
Farmers' Alliance or simply stagna
tion iu business?
Old Boreas blew his breath down
this way Sunday night and the mer
curv ran down, to 20 deirrees above
zero, or 12 degrees below the freezing
point, ine cnange was so Buaaeu
that many thought it was "awful
cold" but it wasn't.
Married. At the residence of Rev.
G. W. Richardson in this city, in the
presence of the bride's father, the
grcom's brother and other friends, on
Doc. 31, 1889, Mr. W. R. Moore and
Miss Huldah McCoy, both of the
Cherokee natiou. Rev. Richardson
John W. Williams brought suit
against the Spring Branch Mining Co.
on Dec. 28 claiming a balauce due him
of 33.40 for labor performed. The
case was continued at his request to
the 2d day of February. The compa
ny offered him a liberal compromise,
but it was refused.
Mr. B. F. McBuroy of Trenton, Mo.,
arrived in the city Tuesday to assist
Mr. Durton in working up the inter
est in the proposed butter and cheese
ractory. Mr. jlcUurney Is a stock
holder in the Trenton, Mo., factory
and pretty well posted on the business
in Kansas and Missouri.
A temporary injunction was grant
ed by the probate court Drc 24 stop
ping the payment of the IS10.32 appro
priated by the city council as an indi
rect payment for the lauds condemned
for the switch of the Memphis road.
This ties the matter up until the dis
trict court passes upon it
The nipping air Monday was a wel
come change for the soft, unnatural
weather which had preceded it. It
put the color in the cheeks, added
brightness to the eyes, springiness to
the step and elevatiou to the spirits of
everybody who was outdoors. We
ought to have more of the same kind
of weather for awhile.
Mrs. F. W. Propp and her mother
Mrs. A. Willard are just recovering
from quite a severe attack of la grippe
or Russian influeuza, the new disease
which has had such a run in Europe
aud this country during the past
mouth and is creating such widespread
comment. It is a sort of "epizootic"
trouble and has proven fatal in very
few cases compared with the number
Last Saturday Mr. John Vail con
cluded to keep an account of the num
ber of passers by the bouse of his
daughter Mrs. Mary Y. Miller. He
began tallying a little after1 sunrise
and at 12 o'clock his record showed
that 73 wagons, 30 buggies and 30 per
sons on horseback had passed the
place in that time. Pretty good for a
Mead" town, eh ?
The Horace Austin mining shaft is
steadily going down, having reached a
depth of about 58 feet. A body of
chopped or "hog-chawed" flint has
been entered with indications of open
ground and zinc ore. There is no
water to bother. Mr. Austin is confi
dent of striking a body of mineral
before he reaches a depth of 100 feet
and from the pluck he is displaying he
deserves to strike it big. . '
Two prisoners named Daggett and
Avery escaped from the county jail at
Columbus Wednesday evenlogTjy cut
tins: a Dassaee way through 4 be wall
into au empty and open cell which
opened into the oflipe and let them out
li seems mere was w jouo guarding
the jail at tbetimelnd.as all the pris-
oucrs wero in toe nau nut lor toe
timely arrival of Sheriff Babb all
might have escaped. The fugitives
were neatly recaptured by Babb at
Pare maple syrup at Cooper's. !
15 pounds of sugar for $1 at
Fine rye bread at Ohlen'a.
Five pounds of mixed tea for $1 at
J. M. CoorER's.
L. C. Goodner will pay the highest
market price for batchers stock. In
quire at Drovers and Farmers bank.
Raisins, pruues and. citron, all new
and fresh at Cooper's.
NEW BUCKWHEAT FLOUR
At the popular grocery of B. F. Brown.
Best tea in the city for 20o a pound
at B. F. Brown's.
FRESH OYSTERS at H. Ohlen's
this evening in any style can or dish.
No. 1 mackerel at Cooper's.
Lunch or nwals at Ohlen'a.
White clover honey at Cooper's.
Baking Towder lib. 15c; lb.
10c ; M lb. Scat J. J. Osborn's.
New whitcfish 6 cents a pound at
B. F. Brown's.
Eleven pounds of granulated sugar
for $1 ; twelve pounds of light brown
sugar for $1 at Cooper's.
Safe axd Reliable Baking Powder
at W. E. Tyncr's. Ttfo pieces of fan
cy queensware with tjach can sold.
The Columbus Steam Laundry will
Say express charges oire way on -all or
ers from Baxter. Satisfaction guar
anteed. Address, S. P. Task,
A meeting of the stockholders of the
Spring Branch Mining Co. was held
Tuesday eveniug with a poor attend
ance. The secretary presented an ac
curate roport of the condition of the
company showing assets amounting to
1550 and liabilities of f 370. Work was
stopped over a week aeo for want of
funds, bnt an effort is being made to re
sume it for a short time at least. The
laboring men of the town have sub
scribed 21 days work, or enough to
work the shaft a week night aud day,
provided the "capitalists" of the city,
who, by the way, bavevcxhibited an as
tonishing amount fit apuihy in this
matter, can afford to pay rtroan Lneers
for keeping the water out of their way.
The report comes to us pretty
straight that a company of capitalists
have secured a lease for mining pur
poses upon all the lands in the Peoria
reservation ly'ng east of Spring river,
aggregating some 8,000 to 10,000 acres.
This lease must be approved by the
secretary of the interior before any
work can bo doue on the land, but if
the secretary does approve it we may
look for some heavy developments
down there in the near future. It is
also reported that C. L. McClung, the
civil engineer, was employed recently
to lay out a town at some point on the
Peoria reserve, but just where we
have not learned.
The Advocate said corn was selling
at 12 cents per. bushel in Columbus
last week. Verily the poor farmer
"gets it in the neck" from all sides.
If he raises a poor crop the price may
be pretty good, put he has little to sell,
ana it no does raise a big crop then
the price goes dowu until it will hard
ly pay him to haul it to market
When the farmers of this section get
to raising something besides corn aud
oats and potatoes say creamery stuff.
for instance they will be much better
Married.-At the Missionary Bap
tist church in this citv Thursday
evening, Jan. 2,1890, at 7:30 o'clock
by Rev. J. W. Smith, Mr. Johu "Wood-
ley to Miss L. C. Andevson, both of
tbis city. The chnrrb was filled to
overflowing, by both colored and white
people and after joe ceremony the
happy couple wereieut away on their
life's voyage in a most becoming in a li
ner and with many well wishes. The
bride received a nimber of valuable
One of onr restaurautenrs rather
strenuously objecMo the M. E. church
setting up dining! halls, refreshment
stands, etc., wherever its managers
are suspicious that few extra nickels
and dimes are floalng about and care
fully gathering thtin in without pay
ing license as he aid others havo to do.
He thinks it is detrimental to his bu si
des. The News will take it upou it
serf to make a desperate effort to rem
edy tbis important matter in the uear
Dr. C. P. GilUpie, late of San
Francisco, Cal expert dentist and oral
surgeon, having ixirchased tb ollce
and practice oflH II. A. Bender, ten
ders his professional services to the
citizens of Baxter springs. Tbo doc
tor has had 14 years experience and
guarantees satisfaction. Motto, equal
ed by few, and expelled by none. At
Springs Hotel every Monday.
THE BUTTER FACTORY PROJECT.
As per announcement a meeting
was held at the city hall last Saturday
afternoon in the interest of the butter
and cheese factory and to hear the re
port of the committee sent away to
investigate. There was only a fair at
tendance. After S. H. Jessup had
been chosen chairman and B. S. War
ner secretary Mr. Talbot read the re
port of the committee aud commented
freely upon it, showing pretty conclu
sively that there is a good deal of
money in the milk and butter business
to all concerned if it is properly han
dled. The report was published in
this paper a week ago, and we pre
sume our readers are familiar with it.
Mr. Talbot's speech was followed by
earnest and interesting talks by J. J.
Fribley, C. W. Daniels und Mr. Bur
ton. The question of seeming cows
enough to run the institution was
brought up, and it was 60ou found
that from 1000 to 1500 cows could be
made accessible to the plant in the
country around Baxter and in the ter
ritory south, if the factory worked
and paid as well as represented. The
factory upon which the report of the
committee was based was operating
and clearing f 7 per day on the milk
from 600 cows. If the factory here
could secure the milk from 1000 to
1500 cows and we believe it could
within six mouths after starting it
could clear from $10 to $la per day on
the milk and butter alone, besides a
large profit which would certainly ac
crue from a big pen of several hun
dred hogs fed almost wholly upou the
skim milk of the factory.
This is almost exclusively a farmers'
enterprise and for the farmer s benefit,
as it would give him a chauce to have
a steady and reliable- income aside
from the grain and other products of
ibe farm, and all persons who have
ever lived in dairy districts say the
patrons of it would' be made almost
independent by it after a year or two.
Several farmers and others signed
the contract and shares to the amount
of $1100 were subscribed for at the
The failure of the lamented evapor
ator enterprise here is proving quite a
detriment to the cause oT the proposed
butter and ebMse factory, and many
are refusing to take stock in the latter
because of said failure. They should
stop aud thiuk a moment The two
factories are vastly different in charac
ter. If a committee had been sent
out to investigate before the evaporat
or was built they would probably
have found numerous plants of the
kind over tbe country idle three
fourths if not all the vear aud conse
quently a poor investment The evap
orator was also poorly managed and
there was scarcely any' market for its
The butter and cheese factory is a
steady thing the year round and trie
market for its product is never over
stocked. Who ever heard of the mar
kets being glutted with creamery but
ter? Nobody. On the contrary good
creamery butter brings 30 to 35 cents
a pound all the time in the large cities
and the demand for it cannot nearly
be supplied. A man in Vermont has
a herd of 75 Jersey cows, furnishing
the milk for his private creamery, the
product of which he sells on contract
in Boston at 40 ccuts per pound the
year round. Other facts concerning
the profits of some of tbe eastern but
ter factories would astonish you as
much as the above probably does, but
they show conclusively that good but
ter, like go.sd gold, is sure to bring a
good price wherever it is.
All tbe western factories we have
heard of recently have been unable to
meet the demaiids made upon them
for butter and could sell their product
a month ahead if they wished to.
Tbe establishment of a butter and
cheese factory here would certainly be
one of the very best things, if not tbe
best, that could be thought of for the
farmer unless it be a mint where sil
ver dollars were sold at a discount of
25 to 50 per cent.
Mrs. Wm. Hyland came up town
yesterday morning at 11 o'clock on
business'and on t ho way stepped into
Dr. Duncan's office to have a very loose
tooth extracted. The doctor picked it
out she sat down by tbe stove and
talked cheerfully about having all her
teeth taken out and new ones put in.
After fifteen minutes talking she arose,
stepped to the front door and had tak
en hold of the latch when she reeled
and fell heavily backward to the floor
and never breathed again. Death
was instantaneous and caused by pa
ralysis of the heart Obituary next
C D. Meserve visited Kansas
City this week.
Mrs, Emma Armstrong of "Webb
City is visiting relatives and frieufli
la the city. !
MB. SMITH AND THE COO'CIL.
Sam'l U. Smith's little article in last
week's paper aud the further fact that
the council on Friday evening last
passed resolutions asking for his im
mediate resignation as city attorney
have caused no little comment and
more or lees ill feeling among our peo
ple tbe past week. Members of the
council accuse Mr. Smith of working in
the interest of Mr. Willard and not at all
times for the city, but be says and we
believe he can prove he has not been
engaged as an attorney by Mr. Willard
6iuce the middle of last May, long be
fore be was made city attorney. Wo
believe that since his appointment as
attorney for the city Mr. Smith has
been diligently studying into the af
fairs, past and present of (lie city and
endeavoring to work for the best in
terests of the city as be believed was
his duty to do.' In looking over the
records of affairs here for a few years
past be found where many mistakes
bad been made and where the council
had in many instances exceeded its
authority in the appropriation of pub
lic money. Anyone who will take tho
trouble to look the matter up may as
certain these facts also.
When he began to point out these
discrepancies and suggest that tbe ac
tion of the council had better be made'
thus and 60 in strict accordance with
the iuteut aud purpose of the law a
feeling against him was aroused in
some members of the council who al
most booted at some of his sugges
tions because the council bad for years
done differently and nobody bad seri
ously objected. We do not mean to'
accuse the council of intentionally ex
ceeding the limits of their powers, but
unless we are very much mistaken
Mr. Smith has the best of the argu
ment The council accuse Smith of disre
garding their instructions. Suppose
he did. Is he bound to obey the in
structions of the council if the things
instructed to be done are not for the
best interests of the city and contrary
to law and his opinion as an attorney
in the matter? If so why have a city
couusellor? Why not give the mem
bers of the council the law book and
allow them to put their own construc
tion upon it expand it or contract it
as they may desire regardless of the
holdings or opinions handed down
from the higher courts upon the ques
tions at issue?
Tbe manner in which the council
treated Mr. Smith last Friday evening
was simply brutal. We thought tuU
to be a free couutry, but from the ac
tion of the council in not allowing
Smith to say a word in his own behalf
we see it is not.
1 ublic sentiment seems to bo some
what divided ou tbe matter aud an in
dignation meeting has been talked of
by those opposed to Smith and many
things have been 6aid about it that
would have been as well unsaid. A
pnblic meeting and a full and free ex
pression of opinion in the matter
would undoubtedly be a good thing
and we are certain Mr. Smith would
not object to it Probably if wo
should all get together in mass meet
ing once more, as we used to two or
three years ago, and fight this thing to
a finish we would all learn something
that would do us good. In our opin
ion this is just the thiug to do. Many
of our people either do not understand
the situation or arc afraid to give ex
pression to their thoughts, aud this
thing of backbiting aud maligning
each other on the si reel corners is sim
ply wearing off the soles of our shoes
and our elbows out for no good what
ever. As long as we fight amongst
ourselves iu this way no public enter
prise can be carried through and tho
sooner we settle it the better, let it be
which way or t'other.
Semi-Annnnl statement of the Condition
at tbe Itazter Bank, Jan. 1, 1890.
Hitnkinr house and real eatate 9.088.4:1
Hank furniture, safe and fixtures 1,018. a
Warrants, city and school S.3-f .M
Overilruto 117. m
Cash and sight exchange 10,330 SB
Total $96,010.: O
Capital stock $30,00(1 00
OrtiflKl chvoks 36.77
Due depositors, time t.441..TJ
Due depositors, demand (6,543.
State of Kansas, Connty ol Cherokee, s.
I solemnly swear that the above statement I
true and corrrct to the best of my knowledge
and belief, so help me God.
iRA U. PEKKISS, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this Snd
day of January, ldOO. g.A.Haim,
Commission expires February is, UDS.
Purify tbe Sick Room.
Don't breathe tbe fever tainted air
of the sick room when you can reudcr
it almost iustantlv sweet and pure by
using Dr. Keller's Disinfectant Its
uso will destroy tha poisonous exhaU
tion in smallpox, scarlet fever and
other cuutagions disease, and pre
vents the spreadf the disease. It i
not poisonous and will not stain the .
clothing. Trv it and you will be de-,
lighted with It rrice 53 ccuts r
boiila. For sals at Craig's Drcj i ::xt