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Kv'" The FORD CO. GLOBE, Established 1877. oonsolidated, 1889.
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DODGE CITY, KANSAS, THURSDAY. MARCH 31 1898.
TWENTY-SECOND YEAR. VOL. XXI. NO. 25.
OWxNEES WHO DftlTE CATTLE OUT
TO ESCAPE TAXES
Might Be Classed as "Merchants."
From the Topeka Daily Capital.
The county attorney of Phillips county
has written to ask the Attorney General
about the practice of running cattle out
of the State on the first of March' to es
In his letter the county attorney states
that it has become the prevailing custom
in tbal'connty for owners to ship out cat
tle by the first of February and not have
them there by the first of March for tax
ation. He estimates that 50,000 cattle
were shipped out of Phillips county,
alone, to escape taxes.
In replying for Attorney General Boyle,
Chief Clerk Henick said in part:
"It seems an outrage upon justice that
so large an amount of personal property
can, by taking advantage of the letter of
the law, avoid the payment of taxes,
thereby imposing a heavier burden upon
other kinds of property that cau not dodge
taxes. But since the courts have decided
tbfct the assessor has no way of ieaching
cattle imported after the date of assess
ment and exported before the subsequent
assessment, I do not know of any attempt
that has been successfully made to rem
edy the wrong and injustice.
"It is a question in my mind whether
persons who purchase, feed and sell cat
tle for a profit might not be classed as
"merchants" under section 54, chapter
68. General Statues of 1897, and so reached
for taxation by making an average of
- their holdings for the year. As your
county has 6uch a large number of cattle
which have beeu escaping taxation under
a technicality of the law, it might be ad
visable to try them a whack as "mer
chants" and let the courts decide whether
they are 'merchants' under the statutes.
Perhaps you can make a case that will
hold water. The interest is bo large as
to make it a consideration worth a trial."
The Horse' Market.
The demand for horses to be used in
the service of the United States and Cuba,
will add an impetus to the horse industry.
Even the small western horse will become
more desirable; and a revival in the
horse maiket is looked for. The Kansas
City Packer says :
The Government of the United States
has increased its orders for cavalry horses.
o quote a local horse buyer who talked
out it, "the government is buying cav
alry horses night and day." The insur-
" gent government of Cuba is also buying
horses, and plenty of them, and Kansas
City is furnishing most of the animals
for both governments. Rufus E. Eddy,
of Cameron, Mo., btryer for John D.
Guyton & Co., of St. Louis, who holds
most of the government contracts for
horses for the cavalry and artillery
branches of the army, is in Kansas City
this week, buying all the horses suitable
for cavalry or artillery that he can find.
The government inspection takes place at
Lathrop, Mo. The inspectors came from
Chicago. Last week 104 horses passed
Inspection at Lathrop and were accepted
uby the government. One car load of
them went to Fort Riley, and the rest to
various forts. Three weeks ago 1011
animals were bought by the government
inspectors. It is expected among horse
dealers that contracts for more army
horses will be let by the government in
a few days. Heretofore only mules haye
been purchased in Kansas City by the
Cuban government, but it is now sending
here for its horses. Senor Don Jose
Lopez was in in the city during the week
with A. Utgett, inspector for the Cuban
-government, figuring for a big bunch of
horses for the Cuban mounted forces.
J-" They want 600 cavalry horses. After two
h days spent here Senor Lopez and Mr. Ut
gett returned to New Orleans to receive
farther instructions, and it is expected
that their order will be placed here this
week. Iu that case the animals will be
bought in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and ad
jacent states. A dealer says that within
the last year 10,000 mules have been sent
from Kansas City to Cuba.
The weighing of the United States
nails, now in progress on the Santa Fe,
has developed the fact that there is an
increase of at least 75 per cent in the
amount of mail now transported over
four years ago. The facilities of the rail-
V way mail service are inadequate for the
K -amount af business transacted, the bag-
rc CVe airs on every inuu uciug uuiizeu lur
'- .'i Uw storage of mail sacks. It is thought
rHf 4hat it will be necessary to put on an ad-
Iv3 dHttanal train, crivincr na a dnnhln mall
IJr.-Kf - - , lm n
jaarviee, and possibly a train west during
I -V'tke afternoon. There will be no change
.! the time table while the mails are be-
ring weighed, and it is not probable that
may eaaoge wm do maue oexore tne eariy
'-art of May. La Junta Tribune.
Salt Lake City, Utah.
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It is well worth all this preparation
just to discoyer the love in which the old
flag is held.
Most people are reluctant about fight
ing Senator Mason, but nearly everybody
seems to be auxious to fight for nim.
For many months hence a lot of Italians
will be traveling around this part of the
globe selling busts of Gen. Fitzhugb
A prodtiction of Romeo and Juliet
failed to excite any interest in Salt Lake
I flitv. Thp. Mormons have no svinnathr
for a hero who makes so much fuss over
The old-fashioned woman w'o keeps
her hens from setting by tying red rags
on their legs lives In Eldorado.
Beut Murdock is now sure that spring
has come. He saw a girl on the street
the other day whose 6hirt waist, belt and
skirt missed connection by half an inch.
A Wichita paper indignantly denies
the charge of a Kansas City paper that
Mrs. Lease is a demagogue. It says that
if she had been such she would have
made her Kausas campaigns in a sunbon
net instead of a $16 Paris hat Topics
in Kansas City Journal.
It is difficult to realize just how dread
ful a modern war would be. The im
proved implements of destruction would
make every battle a slaughter, and the
yellow journals would serve up a fresh
battle every hour. Kansas City Journal.
A president of the United States never
leads bis people into war. He is led into
it by the people. This was the rule fol
lowed by Lincoln. No president will
ever depart from it. It is not idle, mean
ingless platitude, that "the people rule."
The people, not congress nor the presi
dent, declare war.
The Lawrence Journal announces that
the proper way to attack Havana is to
assail it with a naval force in front and a
land force in the rear. On reflection, this
really seems to be a better plan than to
assail it with a land force in front and a
naval force in the rear. The war depart
ment can get some good suggestions from
Western war editors if it will only keep
its ear to the ground. Kansas City Jour
nal. The Tory London Standard seems to
be against the United States in the Cuban
matter. Four out of every five of the in
fluential papers of England, however, are
taking this country's side. Even the
London Times, which ordinarily is bos-
tile to everything American, has been
leaning in our direction recently. Not
many important papers, even in France.
Germany or Austria, so far as this coun
try has heard,are saying anything in favor
of Spain. The official class of most of the
countries of continental Europe are
friendly to Spain, but she can get no
physical aid from any of those nations or
from any quarter. Globe-Democrat.
The Santa Fe Has a Costly Wreck
Albuquerque, N. M., March 28. The
Santa Fe railway has had a very costly
wreck and the officials here are careful
not to give out the facts.
It is learned, however, that an east-
bound cattle train with rush orders was
ditched near San Antonio, 80 miles south
of this city, Saturday, and that half a
dozen or more cars are piled together and
the engine rolled down the embankment.
Most all of the cattle in the cars were
killed outright, and those maimed were
shot to put them out of their sufferings.
For some time the Mexican farmers in
the vicinity of San Antonio have opposed
the railroad company building a ditch,
and it is intimated they ate the cause of
the wreck. In any event ties were placed
between the ties of a trestle and the cat
tle train, running at a high rate of speed,
struck the ties abroadside and scattered
the train in every direction.
Special Officer Harris of the railroad
company, Sheriff Bursom and several
deputies of Socorro county are at the
wreck, and it is reported today that they
have fastened the deed upon certain peo
ple living in the neighborhood. It was
rumored here early today that the engi
neer, fireman and a brakeman had been
killed, but a gentleman who reached the
city later states that the engineer saved
bis life by jumping. The fireman was
not so fortunate, and he received injuries
that will prove fatal.
J. H. Newbern, M. D., of Whitefield,
one of the foremost doctors in the Indian
Territory write: "I have recommended
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WHAT WOULD TOU DO?
There is no. little criticism being in
dulged in, by a class of jingo papers, of
President McKinley's attitude toward
Spain, says the Wichita Eagle. There is
fault found with the policy of treating
the Maine disaster as only an "incident."
The charge is made that the money power
has gotten a hold on Gage and that Gage,
In turn holds the president back. In the
meantime a greater responsibility rests
upon the shoulders of the president than
has ever rested upon one man's shoulders
6ince that hour iu which Lincoln issued
his first call for volunteers. Put the
question, what would you do if you were
in McKinley's place, with the fate of a
nation in your hands? with the fate of
your party, with the lives of many hun
dreds of thousands of your fellow citi
zens and aiillions of treasure, all hanging
iu the balance? The United States cen
tral committee in its last weekly circular
puts the grave matter this way:
"If you were president and the re
sponsibility of action on the Cuban ques
tion rested upon you, what would you do?
Would you assume that the United States
ought to go to war with Spain unless it
weie clearly proven that the Maine dis
aster was accomplished with a knowledge
of responsible officials of that govern
ment? If you were to consider the mat
ter from a humanitarian standpoint alone,
would you be willing to enter upon war
which would subject your troops sent to
Cuba to the diseases of a climate which,
in summer, mows down unaccli mated
men more rapidly than artillery dischar
ges, and knowing that the constant and
necessary intercommunication which
would thu be created would bring yellow
fever into this country, spreading It over
the entire south and east and endangering
the lives of millions of men, women and
children? Even if you wpre to conclude
it necessary to enter upon a war would
yon be willing to do so before making the
necessary preparations in view of the
claim which has been made for years that
the nation was notoriously unprepared
for war? Think of these things from the
standpoint of the personal responsibility
of the man upon whose action these grave
results must depend, and then see whether
President McKinley is entitled to the
criticism which has been made because
he has not already acted."
The War Situation.
There is much impatience and criticism
over the President's delay in Cuban affairs
but he is pushing matters as fast as be
can with Spain. The President's wise
policy is sustained by the Senate commit
tee and considerate people. War is in
sight, however, and the explosion miy
take place soon. Patriotism has been
aroused in the country. President Mc
Kinley has submitted three propositions
to Spain, which she is considering, as
1st Cuba to pay Spain $200,000,000
2nd Spain to withdraw her troops
3rd Recoucentradoes to be released at
On the Maine question, Spain is evi
dently prepared to combat the contention
that the 6hip was destroyed by an outside
explosion, and instead of forwarding an
apology, will send a denial and ask for
The President has no power to declare
war. It rests with Congress alone. When
Spain refuses to accede to the proposi
tions, then it is time to declare war.
Washington, March 30. The situation
today is as follows : Both houses of
Congress are ready to recognize the inde
pen pence of Cuba, lealizing that it is
tantamount to a declaration of war with
Spain. The Democratic minority in the
house wants it done at once. The Repub
licans in the house are holding back to
allow the president to continue his efforts
to secure freedom for Cuba without war
and to prepare for war if it comes, but
are only doing so on the promise that the
delay shall be a short one.
The senate agrees with the policy of
the president which is pronounced satis
factory by its leaders who have gone over
the subject with McKinley.
From those close to McKinly and from
Reed, Dingley and others who are up
holding the policy of the administration,
promises have come that the delay shall
be short, coupled with assurances that the
president is ready and willing to take
action as soon as he is satisfied the na
tion is prepared and peaceful methods
Minister Woodford and Premier Sa
gasta are considering a peaceful solution
which involves an immediate cessation of
the war in Cuba.
Preparations for war are being rushed
by every department, and the sailing of
the Spanish fleet for Carthagena is con
sidered an omen of war.
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,i .Divine Healing.
Mrs. S. C. Burnett, of Florence, Kas.,
was the guest of Mrs. A. P. Coons last
week. Sb.e had come from Ford, where
she, visited Rev. Mrs. Osborne, during
the latter's illness. It was Mrs. Osborne
who had assisted Mrs. Burnett when the
lattter was afflicted. Mrs. Burnett held
some receptions on Friday at Mrs. Coons'
home, and iu the afternoon she conduc
ted a meetiug in the M. E. church. She
gave an account of her healing by Divine
power, which is remarkable. Mrs. Bur
nett was an inmate of a hospital in Phil
adelphia, and was giveu up to die, by ber
physicians; but she did not believe so,
but believed that a higher power would
save her. Mrs. Burnett is an educated
woman and is refined and cultured, and
her talk of the miraculous cure of chronic
diseases which alllicted her, was interest
ing. About four years ago she was
cured, and -she is now a healthy woman,
and tosuse her own expression "she was
made whole." She was led to Divine
healing by repeating a part of a verse in
Malacbi, 4:2, "And the son of righteou
ness shall rise with healing in his wings."
This so impressed her that it took hold
on her mind. The work of cure was
not instantaneous, but it was thorough.
She had no doubts, but the cure came
through Christ. She prayed the Lord
continually for help.
Mrs. Burnett is an entertaining talker.
She quoted many passages of the Bible to
prove the authority for healing. The
Holy Ghost wants to dwell in a clean
body. He will not dwell in uncleanness.
Second Corinthians 4:11. In order to
procure Divine healing Mr. Burnett
suggested that some qualifications were
necessary with the faith. There must be
knowledge, belief and trust. God assists.
It is marvelous to be able to believe
that God converts us, and forgives-our
sins. Mrs. Burnett said she could close
her eyes and see the visible Christ.
Mrs. Burnett made copious quotations
from the Bible to prove the efficacy of
divine healing. God's will is the same
today as it was in Bible times. The op
portunities are better for doiug good to
day than they were 2000 years ago. Sick
ness was the result of sin, and Jesus bore
our infirmities. Philosophy teaches us
that we cannot separate cause and effect.
In the atonement Jesus made restitution
for our sins. If our sins are clear our
bodies ought to be well. Healing is a
part of the atonement, and she quoted
from MattheW 8:1. Reference was also
made to Romans 8 :11.
To follow in the line of Divine healing
she said we must keep close to God. The
work of healing did not pass away with
the Apostles. The work is being revived
Mrs. Burnett quoted from old testament
teaching, and referred7 to Exodus 15 :13,
and the 105th and 107th Psalms. The
Gospel presents the same line of teaching
today; but God cannot do anything when
there is unbelief. Reference to Luke
4:39. God cannot convert a man against
hi will. Jesus healed the people be
cause Satan made them sick. Reference
to James 5:14-15. The early Christians
took their sicknesses and diseases to God.
She said jif we are obedient to God,
and confess our sins, He will be faithful
to us. Few of us, she said, live up
strictly to God's teachings, because we do
not know better.
Mrs. Burnett also quoted from Second
Chronicles 10:12; Isaiah 5:3-4 regarding
the prophesy of Christ.
Mrs. Burnett was an invalid for several
years, and four years ago she accepted
Divine healing, and was cured of a stric
ture of the lower bowels, kidney trouble,
neuralgia and luBg trouble. Several
months elapsed before a permanent cure
was affected, but since that time she has
been wholly well. She appears to be a
woman possessing good health. Her
fine complexion is an evidence of correct
living. She is an entertaining talker on
her line of experience, and she impresses
her hearers with the earnestness of her
belief and tktfincerlty of her purpose.
Whatever Mrs. Burnett does Is for the
love of humanity; and she gladly relates
her experieace for the good it may do
others. Those who heard her were well
A Tery Close Call.
The Slaughter school house in Foote
township came very near being destroyed
by fire Wednesday morning. The teacher,
Miss Beryl Egbert, and some of the pu
pils had just reached the building and
started a Ira in the stove when they
noticed sparks' dropping through a hole
in the ceiling where the plastering had
been knocked off. A step ladder was pro
cured and JaHi Slaughter sent up with a
bucket of water to put out the fire. She
was unable extinguish the flames, and
D. A. Lnptejau was seat for, and arrived
in time ta cpaquer the flames and quiet
the atftKemaft. While Miss Slaughter
was up in flat attio some of the scholars
took the ladder away, and it looked for a
time as thoagh she would have to jump
to save herself, but the ladder was
brought bask and she got down without
any store tattoos injury than a real bad
Coagta Car, cares.
Ben Oldham left, Monday evening,
for Albuquerque, N. M., where he has
secured a position as engineer on the
Atlantic & Pacific railroad. Ben's friends
congratulate him on securing a good
Harry Newfer expects to be reinsta
ted shortly in his former place on the
Santa Fe railway.
Commander Chas. E. Gallagher
wants to engage two or three pilots for
the Arkansas river flotilla. Commander
Gallagher has a sufficient number of
marines and gunners.
In anticipation of war the railroads
are getting the available railioad stock in
order for the transportation of troops and
The new depot hotel is becoming a
popular Sunday lay-over for traveling
Fred Gardner, agent of the S.inta Fe,
lost another tine bull, Tuesday, from
Since the Cuban war began Engiueer
Kelsey lias been studying the manual of
arms, in anticipation of engaging in the
Business on the Santa Fe and Rock
Island railways is increasing at these
W. J. Davies and J. M. Kilbouru, of
the freight department, are reading up
on the Cuban situation, and declare there
will be no war.
F. C. Hasbrouck will make extensive
improvements on the house he bought of
F. W. Boyd. He will make a beautiful
home of this place.
J. H. Swett, the genial gentleman in
charge of the telegraph department, is
somewhat lonesome since Mrs. Swett and
daughter have been visiting friends in
Railroad men report seven inches of
snow at Caddoa, Colo., and three inches
at Lamar, on Tuesday. Railroad travel
was not interrupted the past winter with
snow, though there was an abundance of
The first of the newly built locomo
tives at the Topeka shops, passed here
Monday night, for service west of Raton.
It is a well equipped and substantial en
gine for mountain climbing.
Robt. Kissock, wiio is said to be the
politest 'and best looking man iu tne
Santa Fe railway employ, bas deferred
accepting a place in Commander Gal
lagher's Arkansas river flotilla. Bob is
going to wait until the "rainy season" is
over in Cuba, before he engages to fight
the yellow fever and Spanish treachery.
R. H. McElwaiu declined to be a
candidate for school director for the
principal reason that the railroad com
pany desires its employees to abstain
from office holding. Mac, however,
would have made a good director, bad he
been able to serve.
Conductor McElwaiu tells an interest
ing story on Dave Pitts, the genial drum
mer of Garden City. One-half mile west
of Cimarron, Mac's train stopped at a
point where the section foreman had
placed a sign board to designate some
improved fish-joints be had placed on the
track, with a view of testing the durabil
ity of the joints. It happened that the
sign board read "Heath's joint." This
was out on the broad prairie, and not a
sign of a house nearer than Cimarron.
Pitts was seen to leave the train from the
rear of the car, when Conductor Mac
called him back and wanted to know
where be was going. Pitts replied that
he was looking for the "joint," as he
saw the sign out. Mae said that he had
no time for him to make the acquaintance
of the "joint keeper." He had let the
opportunity slip by while they were at
Cimarron, and he would have to wait
until he got to Garden City. This is a
reckless country, and it would be a good
idea to put out the sign, "Beware of the
joints, frogs, switches and side tracks."
Dodge City Advertisers.
The Wichita Eagle has a column daily
on "Southern Kansas Business Men," the
reference being to the advertisements of
business men in papers of the different
towns. Of Dodge City merchants adver
tising in the GLOBE-RxFUBLiCAKwe
clip from the Eagle the following -
Edwards & Nichols of Spearville, ad
vertise: "We are headquarters for
everything the farmer needs, from a
three-penny nail to a threshing machine."
Advertisement from Dodge City: "The
Maine disaster, the gathering war clouds
and the Racket and Novelty Store are
engaging thinking men and womento -day.'
This is from the Bee Hive at Dodge
"We do not want to fight,
But, by jingo, if we do,
We've got the ships, we've got the men,
We've got the money, too."
"But we don t want to talk about war.
Ours is a more peaceful subject. We
want you to call and see our elegant dis
play of piece goods. "'
Rajral aikta the feed pan.
ROYAL BAKINO POWOER CO., NEW YORK.
It seems to be unanimous that war
should be declared at once and Porto
Rico seized before the Spanish torpedo
flotilla ai rives.
It is shameful how the hanks period
ically fail aud lose any little fund of
money Philadelphia may store up. It
seems to be chronic there.
The sweet touch of spring we had In
the middle of the month brought out the
toadstools, wild parsnips aud other fool
killers earlier thau usual.
It is not surprising to find that the
Chinese invented chloroform hundreds of
years before the western world discovered
it. China must have used it pretty freely,
judging from her long somnolence.
Our strength in battle-ships was re
duced 20 per cent by the explosion of a
submarine mine in Havana harbor by a
person, or persons, uukuown to the court
of inquiry. That the deed was a plot of
Spaniards is evident.
It is officially found that some of the
plates of the Maine uear the keel were
blown to the top of the wreck, and that
32 feet of the bottom plating was doubled
backward on itself in a reversed V shape.
The evidence of au outside mine is con
clusive. Representative Cousins of Iowa, who
created such enthusiasm iu the house by
his recent eloquent tribute to the Maine
heroes, has made only one set speech
during his five years service iu that body.
That was at the time the House proposed
to censuie Ambassador Bayard for some
of his utterances.
Many of the best informed Spaniards
are free to say that America's Interfer
ence on humanitarian grounds will be
bound to carry with it the passive sympa
thy, if not the active, of all civilized
nations, since the fact as to local condi
tions are no longer in doubt in any cabi
net in Christendom.
An Atlanta man said to an old negro
the other day : "Well, Ben, It looks like
war, and I understand they're going to
put the negroes right in front." "Dat'll
be all right, suh," he replied. "Ef dey
puts 'em in de rear de white folks 'ud run
over 'em and kill 'em, so I dunno but
what dey'd be safer right in front!"
The person or persons who planted the
mine under the bottom of the Maine
were necessarily experts. Fanatics and
cranks could not accomplish it unless
they possessed the nicest technical skill.
The blowing up of the Maine showed the
most thorough professional knowledge of
high explosives in destroying a 6bip at a
Mr. Dolliver of Iowa, said regarding
the Maine report: "The report shows
that the explosion was the result of a
well planned conspiracy involving many
persons expert in the use of infernal
weaponi and having access to the mili
tary stores of the Havana government.
It was an act of barbarism, and if it wera
not overshadowed by the larger national
duty in respect to Cuba, would lead at
once to a declaration of war. As the
whole case now stands, our duty to end
the misery of Cuba, by whatever means
are necessary is plain. I hope there will
be no hesitation, and little delay."
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