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Meade Count y News
Published every Thursday by
John IX Wkhrlb, Editor and Publirheb.
Application made for admission as second
class matter at the post office at Meade Ks.
MEADE, KANS., JAN. 11, 1900.
Subscription, $1.00 per year.
Advertising rates made known on application.'
Locals run "tf." and charged for at 3 cents
line for each insertion.
M. W. A. Meade Camp No. 1 738, meets
every first third and fifth Monday night
' of each month.
John D. Wehrle, V. C.
John Elliott, Clerk.
A. O. U. W. Meets on second and fourth
Tuesdays of each month.
D. B. Stutsman, M. W.
F. V. FlCK, Recorder.
A. F. & A. M. Webb Lodge No. 275 meets
Saturday night on or before the full moon
of each month.
O. Hamilton, W. M..
E. F. Ki f.man, Secretary.
METHODIST Services each Sunday at 11
a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Prayer meeting each
Rev. W. W. Enyeart, Tastor.
EAPTIST Services. first and second Sun
days of each month at usual hours.
Rev. J. M. Robinson, Pastorr
CATHOLIC Se. vices on notice each month
Rev. James Donohije, Pastor.
PRESBYTERIAN Services on notice each
. month. Rev. A. II. Parks, Pastor.
Christian Endeavor Meets every Sunday
evening at 7530 at Baptist Church.
Winnie Bonham, President,
Epworth Ler.gue Meets every Sunday night
at M. E, Church at 7:30 p. m.
Lulu Fick, President.
Ola Fick, Sec'y.
Clerk of Dist. Court
Register of Deeds
Supt. Public Instruction
Geo. W. Wiley
Geo. B. Cones
F. C. Judd
A. T. Bodle Sr.
J. A. Porterfield
( John Innis,
-J John Conrad,
( H. E. Hayden
To the Public.
With this issue we begin the pub
lication of the Meade County News
It will be published regularly every
week and visit all those who feel
that it merits their patronage. A
copy is sent this week to nearly every
person in Meade County and to a
number outside the county. This
will be continued for several weeks,
during which time we shall receive
subscriptions. We would like to get
every one in the county on our list,
as we will endeavor to give you a
paper that will maintain your sup
port." Thjs subscription price will
be $ 1 per year, and you can call at
the office on the west side of square
where your subscription will be
thankfully received, or you can
remit by postoffice money order or
The principal aim of the News
will be to promote the business in
terests of the city of Meade, and to
further the principal industries of
Politically, we will state that it
was through the influence and efforts
of prominent Democrats and Fusion
ists that this paper was established,
and we were placed at the head,
and we feel that it is our duty to
support these men. However, we
shall not indulge in any personal
abuse, or in any manner make the
News distasteful to any one on ac
count of political beliefs or party
affiliations. But we shall at all
times insist on presenting to the
people of Meade county the facts in
all matters pertaining to their inter
ests and welfare.
It is needless for us to go on and
write a column or two about what
we are going to do, but we are go
ing to try to please'as many people
as - we can. We do not expect to
please everybody, that is something
no man can do without making a
failure, and we certainly do not want
to fail. We again solicit your pat
ronage, and will strive to give you
the best paper that our knowledge
of the profession will permit.
lugersoll on the Philippine War.
"I have one sentiment for the
soldiers, cheers for the living and
tears for the dead. If it were meet
to weep over the sacred dust of the
brave who died to render our flag
stainless, and keep it in the sky, it
is now in order to flood the graves
of the boys who are falling in the
Philippine Islands. For they are
not fighting to add to the lustre of
Old Glory or to save the Union,
but as mere machines at the behest
of the administration, which for the
time being, is the government of
the United States. War with Spain,
for which the volunteers took up
arms, has long since ended. Con
gress has not declared war against
the Filipinos nor voted money to
carry on a foreign war of conquest.
Then why this thunder of guns, the
flying thunderbolts of hell, and these
new-made graves as numberless as
the stars? It is a war, not in the
name of liberty, but against it. Our
arms are not adding glory to the flag,
but instead are staining that starry
emblem of freedom with the blood
and tears of a people fighting for
the right of self government. The
soldier is not to blame, therefore,
when he falls in such a war, his bier
should be t draped in the deepest
mourning and drenched with the
tears of his fellow-countrymen."
Col. R. G. Ingersoll.
The Century Question.
Considerable time has been spent
in argument as to the time when the
twentieth century begins. Some say
it began January 1st. 1000, while
others argue that it does not com
mence until January 1st, 1901. The
following from a French professor
seems to us the proper view:
"Every hundred years toward the
end of each century this question of
the date of the change of century is
discussed. I have before me docu
ments of 1799, 1699, anc I599
which pose the problem and turn it
over and over.
Again, a hundred years hence, in
the year of grace 1999 which, by
the way, will be favored by a very
fine eclipse of the sun, total in the
neighborhood of Paris on August 11
at 28 minutes past 10 o'clock in the
morning our great-grand-children
will put the ssme question. Again,
in the fin-de-siecle newspapers of
the period there will still be dis
tinguished minds to repeat the cen
Yet this eternal question is simple
enough. A dozen is composed of
twelve unities and No 1 2 forms part
of the dozen.
A hundred is composed of a hun
dred unities, and No. 100 forms
a part of the hundred.
There was no year o.
in tne un.istian n.ratnenrst 12
montns are cailea tne nrst year, or
the year one.
When Christ came into the world
no on" suspected the importance of
his coming, nor the place which the
religion that he was to found would
take in the political history of na
tions. The year of his birth passed
unperceived by the Romans as by
the Hebrews. Even the First cen
tury of Christianity and the second,
third, fourth and fifth, had no place
in the calendar.
It was only in the year 512 that
the Christian era was proposed by a
mohk of the Catholic church, born at
Scythia, named Dionysius, who, on
account of his short stature, was
nicknamed Dionysius the little. It
was he who constituted the Christ
ian era. That, as has been seen
was in the Sixth century. He sup
posed that Christ was born on Dec,
25, fn the year of Rome, 753, and
the year 754 of the foundation of
Rome became the first of the Christ
This first year was not, therefore,
even in the idea of Dionysius, that
of the birth of Christ. Its begin
ning was seven days posterior to his
birth. The monk Dionysius made
in his historical researches a mistake
of four years, which can easily be
verified, as the date of the death of
Herod is accurately known.
Christ was born in the year of
Rome 749, not in 753, and died at
the age of 37, not 33, and the whole
Christian era is four years too
But it would certainly be incon
venient to change it, although this
mistake has been known for some
But, whatever date be adopted
for the beginning of the Christian
era, there was no year o.
Therefore, the first year is the
year 1. The tenth year is 10 and
the hundredth year, of the First cen
tury is the year 100.
Put in this form, the problem
does not leave a shadow of a doubt
in the mind of the reader. ' Nothing
in the world could be simpler.
. When the 'French revolution
created a new calendar it acted in
the same way. It did not think of
a year o. It called its first year the
It is, therefore, on December 31
1900, at midnight, precisely, that
the century will end.
NSWSY NOTES AND ITMES OF INTEREST
SENT US BY OUR FRIENDS WHO
LIVE IN THE COUNTRY.
SPRING CHEEK ITEMS.
"Ring out the false, ring in the
true; ring out the old, ring in the
new." These were the senti
ments of those .who participated
in the ringing of the numerous
bells in this vicinity last Monday
night, 12 o'clock, and, we hope, al
so of those who did not partici
pate in said ringing. We should
all turn over the traditional "new
eaf " at this, the beginning of a
Mr. C. Keith and wife are just
ly proud of a new addition to
their residence which along with
being a great convenience to them
very much improves the appear
ance of the landscape in this lo
cality, as well as reflecting credit
on the carpenter, W. J. Woodard,
better known in this part of the
globe as the "corn fed carpen
ter." A certain maid in district No
42, after getting one of the new
almanacs for 1900, was anxious
to know if there was going to be
any frost next June, or much
lightning next December, and
in looking to see, accidentally
glanced at the month of Febru
ary and saw that there was, as
usual, 'only 28 days in that month,
"Oh, heavens!" she exclaimed,
dropping the almanac with
shriek, "I thought it was leap
yearl" Then as she sank back
in a chair, she groaned, "How
much longer? Oh, how much
Nellie Keith, who is teaching
in the Haver district, spent a two
week's vacation at home and re
turned to her school last Sunday.
Wm. Adams, who hasjbeen em
ployed until recently by Charles
Keith, expects to reside in Ar
kansas City in the near future.
About two weeks since, two of
our promising young men return
ed from a short hunting trip into
Colorado. Those participating
in the hunt were George and
James Hinsdale, and say their
hunt was by no means fruitless
as they captured a whole lot of
valuable experience. One thing
they learned was how much corn
it requires to keep a team for the
distance they went. Of course
thev didn't get any game, but
just wait until they go again.
Miss Grace Conlin, teacher in
dinner No. 42 spent a very pleas
ant week's vacation with friends
in Meade, and returned to her
school last Monday.
The literary people in this sec
tion should call a meetng and or
ganize a literary society. Let us
have one by all means. It is in
structive to old and young alike
A social hop and oyster supper
was given at the home of Charles
McKinney, last Friday evening.
Most people and their best girls
were there and a pleasant time is
Well, as this is the writer's
first bow to the public, in the col
umns of a paper which will be as
popular as the Meade News, we
will bring these items to a close
not wishing to occupy too much
space, we will add that every one
in the county should subscribe
for the News as there is nothing
one enjoys as much as a good
In taking up our pen which
however, is a goose-quill for the
News, we want to commence with
the ejaculation, Halliluyea! Long
has Meade county needed another
paper, or indeed, A paper, and
we extend most heartily the right
hand of fellowship, which senti
ment we think will find a counter
part in 99 per cent of the people
of Fowler and -vicinity. We
shall try, in our humble way, to
give all the news, and if anybody's
toes are tramped on, put them in
your pocket. It 's always a hit
dog that howls, so if not satisfied
call at our office, 3419 Main st.
and get a shower bath to cool off
on. Long may the News live
and prosper. This city has long
been slighted by the news agents
and we propose to light our pipe,
knock the rust off of our pen.
scrape the mold from our mem
ory, get the dust out of our eyes,
and dish up a weekly batch o:
news the will please the most ex
acting and satisfy the most fasti
Sunday was a great day in
Fowler, religiously speaking,
two Sunday-schools, one Chris
tian Endeavor and four preaching
services, which drew many peo
ple to town.
A. Walters sold his feed to Alf .
Wm. Bunyan and wife made a
flying trip to town Sat. a. m.
Mrs. Bunyan received probably
the most valuable gift on the
Xmas tree of any one, it being
$20 in currency.
Look out for the measles
They are coming, have reached
the Krisle ranch, in consequence
of which, Lizzie, - Lem and Mere
dith are quarantined at home.
Prof. Walter and Henry Bur-
ford made an extensive bicycle
tour in the country Sunday p. m
several in town would give. a
chromo to know just where they
Dr. Fee was called town last
Wed. to attend GrandmaBurnett
The old lady in not very well this
winter. She is, however, better
at this time.
The champian' skunk hunter
in this town is Linn Frazier. A
week ago last Sunday he bagged
six in about as many minutes. It
has got to be a fad here and the
atmosphere is filled with all kinds
of odorous perfumes. Well, we
will bear it as lonjr as our con
science will permit, and then
look out. we mav be forced to
make a few remarks.
John Sims ran himself almost
to death at the ranch Friday in
pursuit of a turkey for a roast
He savs it was the first time he
ever sweat in his life.
Rev.' Jones commenced revival
meetings at the M. E. church
Sunday eve. They will continue
John Green and Fred Nett
seemed to be riarht in the front
ranks of the "push" Sun. night
We would advise a certain young
man down south , to look well to
Mr. Walter seems be getting
gay of late. Don't seem to be
satisfied with one partner but
must have two. Jim, better di
vide up or there won't be damsels
to go around.
It is said that Ji,d. Miles can
drive so slow that it takes him IS
minutes to cross the railroad
track and then its on two wheels
probably caused by the weight
being all on one side.
John Green went back to Salina
Monday to finish his business
course. We are glad to see any
young man as he, striving to help
himself (there are so many that
don't) and hope that he may early
find a lucrative position.
We must cheese this racket
for now, but promise something
breezy in the future, if our think
works hold out. - . ,
Editor News Feeling proud
that Meade county can support
two papers and wishing you much
success with your paper I will be
gin by asking you to please save
a little space in the northeast or
southwest corner of your paper
in which we might state as to our
whereabouts, what we are doing
at present, have done in the past,
and will do in the future.
The people of this vicinity are
rejoicing over the nice weather
we are having and hope it will
continue through January atleast.
Our school began on the 2nd
again after a week vacation. The
children seemed glad to think va
cation was over and all started in
as anxious as though it were the
first of school.
Quite a number of our young
people attended the masquerade
ball and oyster supper given at
Arkalon on the 29th. They
felt very discouraged over the
wreck thinking there would be
no train to the place of amuse
ment. But as young people will
they gathered together in the
afternoonand made arrangements
to go, some going in buggies,
some on horseback and Mr. Os
borne skipped lightly over the
road on a hand car. All returned
in the morning, each one feeling
as though he had his share of the
fun and feeling thankful to the
Arkalon people, for kindness
shown them while there.
Pauline Fox returned to her
school Monday morning after a
two weeks vacation.
Laura Taylor and mother spent
Sunday with Mr. Bisbee's folks. -
Frank Ellis and his brother
Fred and -wife came down from
Fowler one day last week and
stayedover nightwith Mrs. Addie. I
We can guess why Frank comes
down this way. -
Mrs. Custer, of Arkalon, has
been at Mrs. Edwards' for the
past two weeks, having some sew
er done. She and Mr. Custer
are contemplating a trip east in
On the evening of the 31st of
of Dec. a very pleasant watch
party was given at Mr. Osborne's.
The young people gathered early
in the evening and amused them
selves playing "pussy wants a
corner" and various other games
until the New Year dawned upon
them and then after wishing each
other a happy New Year each
one went his way feeling as
though thay had spent a pleas
Leona Bisbee and Mr. Melia and
brother came down from Bucklin
and spent a few days with home
folks during holidays.
rva omitn nas been sewing
for the past two weeks for Mae
Addie and sisters. " Mae has
somewhat recovered from her re
cent illness and it is hoped she
will soon be as strong as ever,
Mrs. Jim naroit nas been on
T TT .
the sick list but is somwhat
bettter at this writing.
xrotner jxoDinson came over
from Meade Monday and remained
over a day or so with Grandma
Parsons and Mr. Yocum.
Well, as the train is coming.
we will stop for this time and
if you will accept these will come
again. Buffalo Bill.
EAST SIDE ITEMS.
As it is the custom for papers
to give the country scribbler
chance, we would like to be one
of the first in the new paper
And wishing it and its editor
unbounded success, we will con
tribute a few items.
Wheat is looking fine in these
C. P. Fletcher
began work 111
his field Monday. Suppose he
thinks it is spring.
Mrs. W. B. Carr is reported
Mrs. S. m. Bennett returned
home last baturday from a two
months' visit in Indiana.
Wm. Ellis, from south of Fow
ler was in Meade last Sat
Grace Bateman and some lady
friends of Sand creek attended
the association in Meade Saturday,
also Mary and Ruth Bennett and
and Mrs. F. S. Bennett,
N. R. Bishop is hauling feed
Feed 'em well, Bishop,
The measles are flourishing at
Carr's and Krisle's.
. John Wymer, the handsome
and accomodating clerk at Linn
Frazier's store, took quite a ride
on his wheel last Sunday. Start
ing north from Fowler he vistited
places of note in the Artesian
country, then Meade, Lake View
Sunday school, and back to Fow
ler. J. R. Keith was in Meade, Sat
urday. R. A. Brannan has remodeled
his blacksmith shop. We sup
pose he is now ready to do all
all kinds of blacksmith and mach
Linna Petefish spent Sunday
at J. M. Brannan's.
B. I. Van Hosen and family
went visiting Sunday.
Rev. Jones began protracted
meetings in the M. E. church at
Fowler last Sunday night.
The Woodmen and families
of these parts are wishing for a
clear night Thursday.
Hoping these items will not be
a waste of space we will close for
this time. East Sider.
An object lesson in the enormous
value of street railway franchises is
found in the Metropolitan system
of New York. The system com
prises 227 miles of road operated by
horse, electric and cable power.
The market value of the securities
is $209, 153,380. The whole outfit,
including tracks, real estate and
equipment, could be duplicated for
35,000,000, leaving a franchise
actual value of $174,153,380. This
franchise value of such properties
measures the public interest in them
and the revenues derived from such
interests ought to go into the public
treasury. There are only two ways
of insuring to the municipality whit
belongs to it. One is municipal
ownership outright. The other is
taxation. Tax the franchises.
The News is sent to almost every
voter in the county this week. A
large number have already placed
their names on our books and we
hope others will follow. Look over
the News and then conclude that
you must subscribe. 1 a year.
CLEAN TOWELS - KEEN RAZORS
Thoroughly Antisceptic in all Departments.
HORSE TRADING ON THE SIDE.
Meade, - Kansas.
O. HAMILTON, Mgr.
Fresh beef, pork and lard always on hand.
Hides bought and sold.
LBAGH 6c SON,
nitho V Ufnnrlwf
HORSESHOEING A SPECIALTY.
Does all kinds of repairing wood and iron
MEADE, - - KANSAS.
S. D. ADAMS
in l M lie.
Good turnouts furnished the Public. Horses
boarded by day or week.
MEADE, - - KANSAS
W. C. OSGOOD, Jr.
Henry Boich & Co. Wall Paper Co.
MEADE, - - KANSAS
This space reserved
for next week.
$1 per year
The following are the sums allowed at the last
meeting of the Board of County Commissioners.
4 coyote scalps
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Co Supt's "
A J Blankenchip
N B Potter
F A Schuhmaker
L F Schuhmaker
Ira C Rees
R A Harper
A K Chilcott
S C Sumpter
W A Bateman
F A Shinogle
H H Cordes
C B Wetmore
J A Schmoker
A J Byrns
J N Best
S D EUiott
C B Graham
T B Novinger
D T Edwards
A V A 11 eel
t w Homing
J A Porterfield
salary as janitor,
judge of election
clerk of election
clerk of election
judge of election
clerk of election -judge
trustee Crooked Creak tp
trustee Mertilla twp
trustee West Plains twp
W Q Hill
H L Salmon
F M Davis
Geo M Edwards
D C Maihew
A F Johnson
J V Williams
J H Ellis
T F Newby
N M Ellis
T B Novinger
J W King
C C Callahan
H G Yocum
W H Walter
trustee Meade Center tp
trustee Logan twp
trustee Odee twp
trustee Cimarron twp
J M Barnnan
R W Campbell
J N Stamper
E A Twist
E W Fletcher
J W Hinsdale
J A Cole
F I Bennett
C L Keith
M P Petefish
W C Schmoker
H L Woodruff
S C Sumpter
J W Kolb
H A Busing
C E Cooper
B I vers
E W Williams
trustee Cimarron twp
mdse for county
S Dodsworth & Co
F C Judd
A T Bodle Sr
Geo B Cones
E F Rieman
J F Eason
board of Geo Freimuth
" G F Gratton
allowance and salary
salary county attorney loo oo
" district clerk
ealary board of health
medical ser Mathews
" Geo Freimuth
2 coyote scalps
fees State vs Wiley
juror Oct term court
D P Wysong
H E Hayden
W J Stairg
E D Smith
W J Stagg
J F Shaw
H A Sumpter
S G Hink
E Rosen berry
C E Cooper
W W Green
j W Sims
T W Lewis ,
F C judd
J F Conrad
j B Innis
allowance as salary
salary county com
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