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Opposite Talmage Hotel. E
Mr. and Mrs. Sam liarr, of
Butler, were in this tity tast
Friday. Mrs Hair sang a solo
at the benefit minstrel given by
the Elks for tho South Method
Several good solk-itora in U.J
ountry around Rich Hill. I' or
particulars tail ut Tribune ofiice,
W. IJ Weeks, deputy county
clerk and wife, spent Sunday in
this city, the guests of W. V.
Jamison and wife.
The High School Annuals were
put on the market Monday morn
ing at the High School and went
','iike hot cak s." The students
got out an excellent book this
year and will doubtlessly sell the
A Good Measure.
The legislature has enacted
the immigration law that Govern
or Hndlcy ivomnit-'iidod fur ad
verti.sing the js t ;t t - Hid inducing
settlers to lica to I., to. The bill
passed tho seniito iiiul. i, approv
al nmt tit riM'i inn ol one
ablest, 1) o in o e r ,i t : c pen
atrs, but w h e n it reached
the house for tinal vote the Dem
ocrats there, thought they rould
see more Repuhlii mi than iVm-
oeratic votes in itand stood solid
ly ngainst it, which was one of
these petty Democratic schemes
that have been al toe-ether too
numerous during the session of
the legislature now closing. Two
Republicans voted with them on
the first roll call and thus defeat
ed the measure, but it was sub
sequently reconsidered and pass
ed with the aid of these two Re
publicans, who had meanwhile
been induced to see the virture
of supporting a measure desired ,
by our wide awake Republican
governor as an instrument with
which to redeem the promises of
his party and increase the
population and wealth of the
state. 1 ho immigration bill will
contribute largely to the good
work of building up the state, a
work to which the Rep'ican party
: s firmly committed. Nevada
A Ten Picture Admirably Praun
and Truly icrtrayed by
An C.'j Cltlfo,
me Mvutcuoii reiorm can
more than likely be traced to the
dentist s chair.
Joke: Iiryan tells Mr. Clark,
of Honda, that he ought to have
sense enough to know when to
Carrie Nation has purchased
an Arkana farm and will retire.
Maybe she will start an axe
It is said that the stage is de
structive to morals. The stage
depicts life and t-o it might be
said the humanity is hard on the
Three Massachusetts Kirls con
tracted blood puistn from wear
ing green hosiery n St. Pat
rick's day. There is no national
holiday but has its dangers.
It is claimed that it will cost
10.K)0,000 to talk to Mars. We
hereby serve nmitw to our Mari
tn friends that we will not
stand for any reversed calls-
Things seem to be interesting
in l'aris. East week a Royalist
meeting had to he broken up by
tho police. The mail carriars
there are n a strike and have
been burning mail put hi the
Old tlayboy wm telling his
wife about the hard work of
drawing a net on his li-hing trip.
She became interested and asked
"What was the bent draw you
made, dear.-I'hreo aces,"
absent-mindedly answered the
hubby. (Curtain on the tishing
tot ies. )
Nuw paper men, a s it rule,
have but two th'ns-i to sell
space and subscription and it
would be just an consistent to
ask your grocer for a doen or
a Hires 'just to fill up" as to ask
the editor for a do.ea linen in his
paper just to booct you r business
with the idea yi,u ;iro doing a
kindness in helping to "fill up'
space. Try getting a free dinner
at the h( t -l just, to make a ahovv
of business forth house.-Eush;
ttylvania (O.) Record.
Kemp IX'Jarnelt, of Shehdau
Wye , v ho has been attending
Mi'i Scbiw.f hero tLU year left
Monday lorhi wtntern huwe.
TIhj following letter written
by our fellow towimrnnu V. 1
Marsh, was recently tcnt to I hi
Htalo l.ahornnj luitnlgrnttuti Com
lulfvloii, wbku la now engajred lu
ntlu rliiK Hiieu Information eoncern
lng Hie rvHoarcee of th ntnto as
may load to Investment of capital
and locreofle of Immigration to Mia
KIcUIII la a thrlrlui; little 1 1 1
la the southern part of Pateacounty
MlHHourl. It wns laid out In the
yearlSsO, wheu the coal flilda of
Southwest Missouri were first
brought Into notice. The location
Is upon MgU rolling land about three
miles from the Manila Oea ("ygnes
river. The climate Is healehful
Situated la the center of vast coal
fields, and surrounded by a rich ag
ricultural country, the town ha
had a rapid and sulwtanilnl growth,
The present population M..ut 5.000.
The railroad facilities nrs good,
helng on the Kansas Cltr and Jon.
Iln line of the Missouri Tactile rail
rone, the Wichita and Western (a
tirauch of the Missouri Pacific sys
tetn) and a branch line of the Frlnoo
Tl.l 1 . . .
uiunu uii grnuen hciiooIs a
high school, nice church liulldlnt's.
dally and weekly newapanit two
battkH, an Ice plant, tlleaud brkk
plant, nit opera bouse, a grain el
vator, a xluc smelter, cljcar factor
ies. The water supply of the town
Is unsurpassed. Water Is obtained
from deep weds lu the center of town
and Is pure, sparkling and whole
some. It la furnished to the citizens
by a water woras owned by th-
city. The business section of sub
stantial brick buildings. Ijirge and
varied stocks are carried. MoU
trery Hue of trade Is reprewnted.
There Is an electric light plant, also
owned by the Cltr, telephone and
talegruph systems. Two large
parks, shaded by forest trves, are
the pride of the citizens.
Khh III It l safe to say. Is one
of th live; progcsoire towns of the
slate. It has had Its years of ul
uess stagnation and depression.
along w Ith other towns, but Its citi
zens aru wide awake today to the
possibilities of the town. They do
not propose to sit still or 1 pushed
back. Au aggreslvc board of trade
ts ever alert for new enterprises and
the iK tteriui-ut of the town. New
comers are welcome, help and en
couragement to thos whi look for
new bomes, manufacturing or busi
Formerly the town was u irnut
mining camp and coal emporium,
but the big Companies that onernt.
ed the mines for twenty years, con
cluded that they had worked out
me best or the coal and abandoned
the fisld. However, new n.-ld. lmv
been discovered and there Is connld.
erablucoul U-lng mined. tltUus
claims that the present mode of
mining la ral!y fitter f.ir the town
than when the. bl companies domi
nated the field. Then tho profits of
the ml ne- went niatnlr to enrich
stockholder living at a dUUnce,
wnereas they are now distributed
here by th m u n y ui-u ,H.ra.
tera who live and have their hme
In the town. There Is atill undoubt
edly great qualntles of -tMi u u,,.
Immediate vklnlutty . 'thh Hill,
and mlnlnx la likely ,rov re
uumeratlre for many ycais to come
Hit h Hill, however, Is not dciH-nd-ant
alone oil coal mining for eU
U uce. Tberu ars other features that
Insure lu contluued prosiierlty.
Tho country surrouiuling Klch
Hill Is rich In lU-Kricuhural possibil
ities. It Is a great corn-growlnit dis
trict, and the llvs stock Interests
nrs of luimcusc value. Hogs, cattle,
horses, and mules receive much at
teutlou. The yearly htpmeiits of
live stock amouut lo nmny cur
loads. Tame grasses do well. Tim
othy, mixed uud prairie hay are Im
portant crops. Flax seed mid cas
tor lsans art! also u proud of the
soil. Truck furmlug, poultry rais
ing and dairying are growing In
dustrie. Fruit culture for market
has not tu yet received much atten
tion, though apples do fairly well
und there are soiue large orchards.
1'sually there Is enough fruit grow n
to supply the home ilemsiid
Farm lands tire held lit reasonable
prices. In bu-t. when location to
murkets, convenient to seliools uud
churc h, and liDprovemeuts are cuu
sfderered. thu prices are much cheap
er thuu lu luctb'ti of tliucountry now
receiving ths major portion of eni
lratlon. Itk-h Hill and vkiuttt nfT.irds an
othsr l'.lustrtloQ of ths ft that
hotttessrkrrs In pashii'tf over
sotirl lose opportunities they will
never Had eUewhnre.
A Info discovery at Itlch Hill N
natural gas. Severn! wells httv
bts-u bored lu the near vlclnll.v and
the gas was ns-ently plpeil Into the
town. The supply seems abundant
It Is being used for llglittuir, heating
and culinary purposes. To some ex
tent It has already supplanted jjuao
line ami coal for small power plant
t ther larger power plants are either
making the necessary changes for (Is
use or comtciiipliitlng Its introduc
;kh Mill Is probably the otil.v
towu In His Stat of Missouri today
that Is extensively tllng Missouri
in tu ml gas.
The discovery of natural at Klch
Hill wns not an accident. Its ex-
(stance In the Held exploit. d has
been known for many years. Many
farmers have at times encountered
It in sinking wells for water. It litis
also been tpulte often found In pros
pecting for cal. Futll recently,
when piped Into Klch Hill. It has
st-i do in leen utilized. Occasionally
some enterprising fanner ha taken
advantage of his discovery and used
the flow of a well for lighting nnd
heating bis home; perhaps for oper
ating a r.illl for grinding corn for
livestock, or other purpose. There
Is a farm live in lies west of Hiiit Hill
where It has been so used b;r several
years past. On this farm gns lights
bum lu ttieois'ti barnyard and other
places, night nnd day. Two years
ago a neighboring farmer In seeking
vvutrr struck n strong How of rus.
He is using it now, the same as bis
neighbor, for lighting and heating
his home, nnd for power In operat
ing farm machinery. The volume of
gas today, on the two farms men
tioned. Is as strong as when first
discovered, other farms are to Ik
found In the same section of country
where natural gas lias not been til-
lowed to go to waste.
There Is uti'iuttstloimbly au nude-
veloped natural gas Held in the vicin
ity of Klch Hill. Fx pert s have ev-
uuilued and prououcs the formation
most promising. Strains of oil sand
bare been frequently encountered In
borings made for water and coal.
Only shallow botltig have thus far
ls.n made. The company now sup
plying Klch Hill with gas have five
wells, only two of which are Is-lug
used. The deepest of these wells.
exovd four hundred feet, the pre-
ture varying from ninety to om
it uud red pounds to the square
The Klch 111 Natural tots toinp-
uuy is a home people orjfaliaUou,
and Its mcmls-rs have as tht-lr chief
bji-et the upbuilding of the town.
To factories and other large con
sumers of gas, low rnli s will In-1 1 1 . 1 1 ; . .
I? he price to citizens for domestic;
use is thirty cents per thousand ;
cubic fi-et. The gas company is sllll
prospecting and hopeful of striking I
''gusher" when the drill Is sunk
deep Into the earth.
Another resource of KU h Hill are
In'ds of shale and clay, suitable for
the manufacture of brick, til. and
sewer pipe. A brick and tile plant,
having llu large dowu-draft kilns,
has Is-eu lu operation foit the past
year or two. At times this plant
has leen unable to supply the tle
iii.iuil for their products. A vein of
coal, ojs'ned on lie-site of this plant.
supplies the lux-ded fuel, while the
raw material for bri k and tile Is
found at the door of the factory.
Thorough tests of the clay beds
were made by experts from Ohio
two years ago. As a result a cor
poration was formed Willi a capital
sttsk of f li',0on. for the tnauufac.
ture of tile ami sewer pipe at Kh h
Hill tiround was secured ami the
work of putting up the necessary
buildings was will under way when
thu fluaucliil panic spread over t lie
country and put n stop to further
work. With the return of prosper
ity It Is cxhi ted the clay beds of
Klch Hill will be utilized:
Still a not her resource that
projnl.es much for lllch Hill Is tkc
drainage system, now Hearing com
pletion, of the Marias ties Cygnr
ther valley lands. The erratic
Marias des t'ygues river zlgugs Its
course nt vut'j lug distances to the
north au 1 east ol KUh Hill. Ills a
treacherous st ream with w Ide, rich
alluvial bottom lands on each side,
subject lo overlloHs. For this
reason farming in the Marias ,les
Cygties valley bus always Im-cii ev
treiuely hazardous and never U-eu
extensively followed. Thousands of
broad acre of rich alluvUI laud have
lain Idle, or Use only for grazing or
haying purposes. There Is consider
able tluilM'r along the river ami the
smaller streams How ing Into It, Imt
otherwise thelaud for the most part
Is covered wlih a rich, rank gro tu
of wild grass, suitable o a I y p)r
rough forage ami. of hue years, of
limited commercial u.. 'pile lands
ars exceedingly rich. No Is iter soil
Is to Isj found, and the overflow
have prevent,,, the farming f many
thousands of acres of valuble land
naturally tributary toKkh 11,11. u
the years past Klch Hill bus not
only lost the trade that would hnve
come from these binds If cultivated,
but has also been seriously handi
capped by t he overflows cutting off
trad from beyond the limits of the
lu other words the Marias ties
Cygnes ilicr lias always been h dis
astrous barrier to the trade of Kick
HIM. The solution of this dlltlculty
seems at last to be pear at hand.
I'lidcrtho Missouri drainage law- a
e-mails being constructed through
Hie alley Into w I.I. h the overflow
vwtteisof Hie rher w III be diverted,
lu time the ennui N expected to
carry the full volume of tho river.
i ne work of conatrm ting the canal
,H uder way for the past two
years. Kick Hill nnd the hoft.,m
lynds of the valley have already felr.
the stimulus i f th- wurk lu progress
Kich til. I prop, -ny has advanced In
value and the citizen look forward
ton largely increased trade Kami
values, both In t:.,. valley ftud In ti.
udjaceut country, have sonrvtf uo-
warls and couti ne to. Increase:
Frobably twothlrd, of the MHrli.
des t'.vgn.-s valley I.m.N haw chang
ed hands since the . ,n.ir.,,.,i
if ditch became a certain! v: Tho
buyers are nrim-loiiliv fr
Jtsirieis or ill no a 1.
where similar lands i.
rlntii...i1 .....I I
- ' oo-t la-come I lie
e fss'ti re-
I. ONf fltlil.
now tarn, lands (,, , ;,,.
Many of these purchawrs a. ', .
Hair lands and 'otherwise- ...ar
b'K for their cultivation. 1 Ury
evidently xvell satl,i!vJ 1V, th.-lr
Invrstmeuts. Tl.l,:tl..,ltu., WI1
gang plows are n.( iu turning over
the tough sod of Ihe grass lands. It
Is claimed these lauds will esslh .,ro
mice from IS o, Ha) bushels of cm
l-er acre, and hen fully broupht
uo iercuiuvaii.,., i!.v wort
from il V to s-r acre. Kefore
the coming f the ditch these same
lands could h,(Vt, ,,,,1,.,.,,
at from i ,K.r Bm. lUxvai
sales have Iseti made at J0 pt r ucr,,
mostly for l.-iuds subject only t ex
traordinary il-ods. Ther. are stm
many thousand acres of cheap lands
In the v.liey, but it h only here uud
there that purchases can K made ut
the old-time prices.
This drainage system will add to
the cultlvutal.le ,, r t. ,,f 1aU.B
Fttunty from 1),u.mi tu i.too In the
The Maruls des Fygnes rlvr h.ut
Its s .urce f.ir over lu Kansas. It
tlrnb.s an Immense water shed nud
sc. tiiingly, at times, very ordinary
rams hvc been suillcictit to produce
great Hoods. This Is true of iamst
the i-nttre length of the river both n
Kaus.is and Missouri. The .iraluage
'tiu h Is cpe, ted lo correct this evil
m lih lu the county of Kates, su l to
some extent In Kansas. i n,, ditch
Itcg ns at a point n.-.-ir the state line
and extends In a straight course
With the gen- r.-il course of the river
to the s..thestcrii portion of the
county. wh,,v f empties into the
t'sage liver. II,
ditch show s ill."
length of the river In the same dls
lauce s , J i rH. -llK ,isUl.ilt.
way f.,r thedib h (s t) f.vt lu width.
1 lie druliiagedistrlei, w hi, li Includes
"II the lauds assessed to pay for ths
work of recl.iinallou.il,, ,,,", ,1)U.
side ..f the liver about i.l.issl seres.
Thv estimated cost id the ditch w,n.
I'.tHH). Six ,.r ,.,,, tHttuUt Ut
lust to l. la ken up twenty vc.rs
from date, to the amount of f 3"iT.0O0
were sold to me, t the cxjK-tise of
construction. Thess bonds bronget
a premium of $l.Vu,w ,n,d ;w tssi
was credited bark to the bind ow n
ers fr , he rltfht.of.vvay. 'ayltlent
d the bonds will !.., ,,y n afatU
uat.-d tax upon the lands within the
dl-trlct. the county roads and rail
road. Is nctlied. Ths tax U lowest
during the lrt years of he ditch
Stem dredge boat. M. s,.,
cavatlng the ,,M, wi.l.-h for n dls
" el. . a fony foot base and lt
M hat the top often I.N. w.
!""; " "lour of the ground.
Ihe fal,.rd.viina,lou from, he point
d ls g nnlng ,, . ,. ,
lilt ti I In. t i i
, r,v'-. 'a tiver
feet to I he mile.
Mx lateral ,1,1. i...
survey of the
inilcH w hlle the
length fro,,, one iourth of a', ulle to
elltht la:,-s. form ...
, . , 1 o llie ays-
em lu the upper portf ,u( dls
JIC Sixteen iron bridges will span
tie- ual,, dl.ch and live the laterals.
U this lime about one and a halt
,;,,r,,", htcl, remains to
d,.,. The .,lrrt Work u
I'tcted to be compleled l.V JUI1.
Vour Life at Stake
When you need niediciuw you
get the Ingest quality prepared by
competent druggists at
Harris Drug Store
Calls for and delivtri