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BARBER COUNTY INDEX.
absrttlon Trif 1 2 00 a Year.
Official Paper of Barber County
and Medicine Lodge.
MEDICINE LODdE, KANSAS.
miDAY, SElTEMIJEIt 4, 18M.
Wm. Lindsay is out after a week's
Judge Orner came in from Geuda
Springs this week. Mrs. Orner has been
Mrs. W. W. Cook and Miss Myrtie
started yesterday for Atchison Kansas,
to visit for several weeks.
Mrs. John Itogers came home from
her extended yisit oast this week. She
has been absent since last April.
Grant Fleming, brother of -John and
Jim came In from Waverly, 111.,
Wednesday, and will stay a while.
Nick Sherlock returned from a trip
east Weduesday just as a search party
was being organized to hunt for him.
Dr. Gates, the presiding elder, was in
the city Sunday and preached an Inter
esting sermon at the Methodist church
in the evening.
Capt. Evans, It. W. rhilMps, It. M.
Sparks, Major Uroadwll, G. M. Mount
joy and 11. G. Estill were among the
big cattlemen here this week.
L. E. Hubbard spent a week visiting
his folks at Great Bend and returned
home Tuesday. His brother, Ed., held
the store level during Eugene's ab
sence. Mr. M. W. Noble, of Bath, N. Y.,
father of A. L. Noble of this city, spent
several days here this week, visiting his
non and looking at the country. It is
likely that he will locate here.
E. M. Uyerley is east purchasing his
fall stock of goods. He will get tht
bulk In Chicago.
Jesse Hendrickson is here from Dur
nngo, Colorado, where he is engaged in
the cattle business.
XL W. Phillips and Wayne McKlnney
returned Saturday from a three-weeks-trip
to the Cheyenne and Arapahoe
country w here they went to look after
Mr. ITiillip's cattle.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vaughn, of
Caldwell, parents of Mrs. L.W. Moore,
were here this week on a visit. Miss
May Vaughn, their daughter, came
with them and will remain during the
winter and attend school.
The mother of W. W. Cook returned
liere this week after an extended visit
to her daughter at Atchison.
T. S. Updyke went over to Attica to
day to meet his wife, who is ieturning
Charley and Henry Finch, of Harper,
were here this week looking after their
real estate interests in Medicine Lodge.
Elder Mulkey will hereafter hold reg
ular services at the Christian church
every Sunday, morning and evening.
Gen. Nelson A. Miles passed through
Mew Kiowa Wednesday on his way
south Into the Territory.
Miss Mate Updegraff and Miss Stacie
Doran were at Iake City on Tuesday.
W. E. Campion, D. 11. Strerter and
(ha. Kumsey were up from Kiowa on
The circus will be here certain next
Reserved seats for the operetta on sale
at Hubbard's store in the postoffice.
The enrollment of pupils In the pub
lic school is expected to reach 4U0.
The concert and dance tonight will bo
Immense. Secure your tickets early.
A Norwalk lock, folding key found
near Lake City, awaits an owner at this
M. L. SherpY, of the Sharon News, Is
father of a girl liaby, born last Satur
day. Jas. J. Miles has purchased the Sun
City hotel and sold out his mercantile
A party contracted 73 tons of prairie
hay in this city Wednesday at $0 per
The circus w ill be at Lake City on
Monday and at New Kiowa on Wednes
The- cornice on the new brick block is
in place and the buildings now present
a floe appearance.
II. llartels has retired from the firm
of Estill & llartcis, and will engage
In some other business.
A quorum of the council could not be
found Wednesday evening and so the
regular meeting was not held.
The land contest case in which Messrs.
Field and Chapin are defendants, will
occur at Lamed next week.
The town of Evansvillo has a news
paper, the Record, with Grant & Ken
dall as editors and publishers.
The only real circus, with horses and
wild animals, that ever appeared in the
county will be here next Tuesday.
Clyde It. Deal, son of J. N. and An
nie M. Deal, aged 15, died of consump
tion In this city last evening. Funeral
this, Friday, afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Parents who have children to educate
should supply them with books now, as
school will begin a week from Monday.
Nearly all .of the Cheyenne and Arap
ahoe cattle that will go to market will
be shipped from New Kiowa, this
The last high stepper brought in is
the property of N ick Sherlock. It is an
extra fine bay mare with a known rec
ord of 2 37.
There were but few lota and tracts of
land sold this week by the county treas
urer, people appearing to care but little
about the matter.
It Is reported that C II. Douglass is
sole owner of the Sun City Union, he
Laving purchased the interest of the
A. D. Drannon, said to be the best
caterer In town, has opened a restaur
ant next door to lloberson's store on
oi tb Main street.
The Willing Workers of the Chris
tian church will niet with Mrs. 1L II
wads on Wednesday, Sept. eth. All
are invited to attend.
Mr. Livingstone, of Kingman, has
purchased all of Keub. Lake's stock
of goods and will run the business
at the old stand. The stock invoiced
over 1 15,000.
Hansen & Morga are experimenting
with building buggies and spring wag
ons and if they receive proper encour
agement they will go into the business
on a large scale.
A. C. Bheldon started this week to
Illinois to consummate a trade he bad
started, in which he Is to exchange his
farm here for a stock of merchandise
and some cash.
W. W. Roberson & Co. have adopted
the cash system and want all their old
customers to come in and settle, take a
new start and see how much more goods
they can buy for cash.
Robt. J. Taliaferro is a candidate for
county clerk, and John Nelson and F.
L. Lindley for sheriff, on the republican
ticket, as their announcements this
week in the Cresset indicate.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. C. G.
Kline died Wednesday afternoon atl
o'clock, after a week's illness. It was
two months old. The funeral occurred
yesterday, Mr. Gillam conducting the
There will be a ball at the rink tonight
by Jennings's music class, and it prom
ises to be a success. This class now
discourses good music, and If properly
encouraged will develop into a firstclass
orchestra. Tickets $1.
Story has fresh oysters every day. He
wants about 8 regular boarders: lie
serves hot or cold lunches at any rea
sonable hour of the day or night. Re
member his place, in the gypsum bond
ing on East Kansas avenue. 14
The pile driver has been placed in
position on Kansas avenue, near Spring
creek, and as soon as received, the pil
ings for the new bridge will be put in.
It is to Iwi paid for by private subscrip
tions and by the city. Jointly.
The town was visited this week by no
less than three representatives of east
ern tailoring houses. As there are two
first class home establishments now in
operation, it is to be hoped that no or
ders were sent from here.
A gentleman from Ohio was here
this week looking for a location for es
tablishing a flouring mill. He made a
thorough examination of several points
in the county and was particularly
pleased with Medicine Lodge.
Sanderson's confectionery is open and
is receiving a good run of custom. He
keeps the only real fine candies and con
fectioneries to be found in the city;
the best cigars and tobacco and in fact
he handles nothing but first-class goods.
Hermann Bartels was thrown from a
pitching horse last Tuesday evening,
falling on his jaw and shoulder. The
latter was considerably bruised, but no
apparent damage was done to his jaw,
and he can yet talk a little.
The entertainment at the Rink last
Friday exening by the members of the
normal institute, then just closed, was
attended by an appreciative audience.
The music, the recitations and essays
were creditable and entirely satisfac
Mr. James Rolterts, for a number of
years a resident of the eastern part of
this county, left here Wednesday with
his family for Jllackwell, Bent county,
Colorado, where he has secured a cattle
range. He has pined- for elbow room
and now thinks he has found it.
His many friends wilt be pained to
learn that Judge Shepler has been grow
ing much worse this week and there
are small hopes of his recovery. He
needs constant attention, night and day
and it is good to know that he has the
lst of attention from a loving family
and appreciative friends.
Prof. F. W. Cragin, professor of nat
ural history in Washburne college at
Topcka, has been here for a week or
more, studying Rarber county. He has
leputl7.ed Dr. Lockwood to receive such
animal, mineral and vegetable curiosi
ties as may be discovered in the county
and will be thankful for all such.
Mr. Sparr, who has several miles of
grading on the railroad to this place,
was here yesterday, after a month's vis
it to Colorado. He says that his part
of the grading will be completed on
time and that he has no doubt but the
entire road will be ready for the iron
in a few weeks.
D. C. Scott, aged about GO years, who
lived on the Mart Updegraff place, west
of town three miles, died last Thursday
after a sickness of a week's duration.
He was a widower with several grown
children and lived here since last spring,
having moved in from Missouri. The
remains were buried here Wednesday.
Mrs. Helen M. Gougar. of Lafavette.
Ind., will lecture here Sept., 17th and
13th. The first night, we believe, the
the subject will be "Woman Suffrage,"
and the second night "Capital and La
bor will demand consideration. . This
lady has a national reputation as a
lecturer and she will, no doubt, have a
good audience. There will be no charge
Willie Marrs. the 10-vearold son of
John A. Marrs, who lives in the north
ern part of town, was thrown from one
of Lebrecht's horses Wednesday morn
ing resulting in bis right arm being
broken. The little fellow was not used
to horses and his father blames Leb-
recht for allowing him to get on a wild
one, and talks of suing for damages.
A partnership in the Practice of med
icine has been formed between Dr. W.
H. Moore of this city and Dr. O. I. Ol-
inger, late of South Haven. Sumner
county, two old friends in years gone
Dy. Dr. Olinger will move his familv
nere in a short time. For the present
Moore & Olinger will make their office
at I leniLng Eros . drug store.
A gentleman who lives In the western
part of the county, who has six dausrh
ters, is anxious to move to Medicine
Lodge and buy property if he could be
assured that a high school will be open
ed here. There are undoubtedly manv
families in 4he county that would
take up their residence In this city if
they weie assured on the same point.
Newton, the 8-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. O. Thompson, died at
their home, near Lako City, last Sun
day night and was buried Monday af
ternoon. The parents have the sympa
thy of many friends in this sad bereav
luf nt. Thi3 was their only son, and he
was a remarkably bright child, the idol
of his parents and loved by all who
A good sale of real estate was made
this week by Morris & Tosh. They sold
to a Mr. Line, of Vincennes, Indiana,
the Clias. Whiting land, 600 acres, 4
miles north of Lake City, for $3,800.
This land is adapted for a stock farm,
with plenty of living water, grazing
pastures and shelter, and the price was
not extravagant Mr. Lipe will handle
The traveling public should remem
ber that at Lake City they will find the
Commercial house, kept by J. A. An
drews, the best hostelry in the county
west of here. The house is compara
tively new, eleeantly furnished and
supplied with all the conveniences of a
city. It will actually pay anyone going
west or coming from the west to make
it a point to stop over night or for a
meal at the Commercial hotel, Lake
Lake City, school district. No. 4, is
building the next best school house in
the county, on a high point in the city
limits. It is to be 34x50 feet, two
stories high, of brick and in the latest
style of architecture, with a partial
basement below for a furnace to heat
the building. The foundation Is laid
and the structure will be completed by
November or December. It will be
nearly as good a building as the school
Think of Barber county peaches
measuring 10 inches In circumference
and weighing half a pound I Yet Char
lie Curne, whose place is one mile
northeast of town brought us in a lot
of just such fruit yesterday. He has
35 trees that bear as fine fruit as was
ever raised in California or anywhere
else. His trees are of the best budded
variety, and when matured will yield
hundreds of bushels. Rarber county
can grow fruit.
A flour war has been rajrincr this
week, the combatents being Johnson &
Denton, of the Elm roller mills, and
Standiford, Youmans & Eldred, mer
chants of this city. The prices were
finally reduced until it was sold
for $2.20 for the best ; $1.90 for second
grade; $1.30 for medium and 75 cents
for common. Many persons took ad
vantage of the low prices and laid in a
stock of flour and had the supply in
town not given out many tons would
have been sold. It was fun for cus
A party of a dozen citizens went down
the river last Thursday, armed with
pitchforks and other implements of
warfare and from a slough, near Jim
Wilson s old place, they took out more
than 200 pounds of fish, mostly catfish.
but many nice specimens of perch, carp
and buffalo. Mr. Wilson thinks these
were of the same school of fish that
used to bother him considerably by
trespassing on his garden spot, occa
sionally devastating his hen roost, and
at one time capturing and carrying away
young calf. Many of the fish brought
to town weighed as much as five pounds
There are three places near town, any
one of which would be suitable for a
driving park and fair grounds. These
are the Eli Smith pasture and the Cur-
rie field, both north and adjoining the
corporation, and the level piece directly
west of C. W. Ellis' residence. Those
who are interested in getting up a driv
ing park and- fair association should
think over this matter now, and decide
on the best location for the grounds. A
meeting was to have been held last
Monday evening, but owing to the ab
sence of several persons interested, it
was not held.
The Index, in company with Mr. I.
F. Shannon, of this city, made a pleas
ant and profitable circle of the south
western part of Barber county this
week, taking in the towns of Canema.
Cumminsford, Sexton, JEtna, Deer-
head and Lake City. For kind treat
ment and various favors thanks are
due Robt. and Wm. II. Smith, who
each have model farms on Mule creek ;
Scott Cummins, the king of Cunimins-
ford ; to the hospitable people of Sex
ton, Etna, Deerhead and Lake City.
Barber county people always entertain
strangers well, no doubt remembering
that they may be entertaining angels
There has been a change in the man
agement of the Osage cattle company
of Comanche county. This is the suc
cessor of Gates & Ellis, and until a week
ago, O. E. Moore was the managing
partner in charge. The losses to the
firm last winter were severe, and Mr.
Moore incurred a considerable indebt
edness, necessarily, it is believed, and
so his services are dispensed with.
Lately he sold to R. M. Sparks 200 head
of cattle, and these were regularly
turned over to Mr. S., or rather his
agent. "When other members of the
company came out, they refused to rec
ognize Air. Moore's authority to sell the
stock and took steps to hold the cattle.
They were not successful, however, for
this week Mr. Sparks had men go out
and drive his stock into Barber county,
though the company did some tall
The oldest stage driver, in the matter
of years of experience, in Kansas, is
Mr. Thos. Harrison, who drives daily
between this place and New Kiowa.
For forty years he has handled the rib
bons nearly continuously, first in Indi
ana, then in Iowa, then in the Rocky
mountains. For a long time he and
Hank Monk were on the same line, the
one made famous by Horace Greeley.
During all of this time Mr. Harrison
was never "held up" and robbed, he
never killed a man, he never drove off
of a precipice two hundred feet hich
and, best of all, he never drank a pint
of liquor or a glass of beer. He is yet
hale and hearty , of good nerve arid al ways
manages to make his stations on time
This week he brought a prisoner up
irom .N e w Kiowa and did not even have
a revolver with him one savage look
from his eye being sufficient to awe s
desperado or qniet a refractory passen
ger. lie expects to bring' his familv
here and take a claim this year and re
tire from the road.
Cold weather Is getting here, slowly
but surely, and so a whole car load of
cooking and heating stoves has been
received by Geppert & Stone. This
embraces wood and coal burners and
combination of both. This, is a fact,
beyond dispute. 14
"Oninn's Unknown'. Is thn Handv
J gar, sold only at Sanderson's. 1 4
The republican central committee ot
Barber county was in session last Sat
urday at this place and called their pri
maries for September 12th and their
nominating convention for September
19th. A number of candidates and pol
iticians were button-doling the com
mittee, presumably to get through cer
tain jobs, but with what success yet re
mains to be seen.
Thebasi8 of representation as fixed
by the committee is as follows:
Medicine Lodge precinct 10 delegates
The convention is to be held on the
same day as the democratic primaries.
The operetta of Katie Dean will be
presented to the Medicine Lodge public
next Monday and Wednesday evenings
at the Rink, the proceeds of the enter
tainment to be devoted to the purchase
of an organ for the order of Eastern
Star, of this city. Mrs. Kessler has her
class thoroughly drilled and the indica
tions now point to a profitable and suc
cessful entertainment. The following
is the cast of characters:
Katie Dean, a rag picker (soprano)
Miss Lizzie Stiles.
Lady who adopts Katie, (soprano)
Miss Stacie Doran.
Biddie McCune, an Irish woman.(alto)
Edward, the lady's coachman, (tenor)
W. A. Repp.
Newspaper reporter, (tenor) A. W.
Butler (bass) P. A. Simmons.
Folice officer (bass) W. D. VanSlyke.
The piano overture, a lengthy and
complicated piece, will be rendered by
Mrs. Kessler and Miss Stiles.
Greenback Ticket i
It will be a surprise to nearly every
one to learn that the greenback party of
Barber county met in mass convention
last Saturday in this city, and nomina
ted part of a county ticket. There were
no outward evidences of this important
event occurring, the business of the
city proceeding as if it was the most
unimportant Saturday in the year. But
the masses, it appears, did meet in Pres
ident Martin's law office and the labor
brought forth the following ticket:
For Sheriff, L. W. Story.
For Tieasurer, Wm. B. Morris.
For Recorder, R. F. Little.
For County Clerk, Leander B. Curtis.
For Surveyor, X. B. Blanton.
The three first named gentlemen are
residents of Medicine Lodge township,
and are good citizens; Mr. Curtis stands
well in Kiowa township, as does Mr.
Blanton, where they live.
It is understood that G. M. Martin
contemplates being a candidate for dis
trict judge, if the democrats make a
nomination; but nothing was done in
the convention toward nominating or
Resolutions of Thanks.
At the last meeting of the Ladies'
Aid Society of the M. E. church, the
following resolutions were passed:
Medicine Lodge. Aug. 21, 85.
W11EBEA8, Mr.W. W. Cook has ren
dered valuable service in supervising
the work of improving and building the
new M. E. parsonage; therefore be it
Resolved, 1st, That the members of
the Ladies Aid Society of the M. E.
church, assembled in a regular meeting,
do hereby tender to Mr. Cook our heart
felt thanks for the valuable work he has
accomplished. And it is further
Resolved, That the secretary be and
is hereby instructed to present Mr. Cook
with a copy of these resolutions, and
also furnish a copy to the city papers
Mrs. T. L. O'Bryak, Secretary.
The new town of iEtna, in the south
western part of Barber county, is pros
pering to the entire satisfaction of its
projectors, and a visit there will satisfy
anyone that it has a bright future. The
country around, while not as thickly
settled as some other parts of the coun
ty, has many prosperous citizens who
are making valuable improvements and
who are adding to the wealth of the
The town is admirably situated on a
a high rolling prairie, overlooking the
Salt Fork valley, and from every direc
tion may be seen for miles away. It is
on good soil, but little sand appearing,
and pure water is obtained at a depth
of 40 feet. A public well in the centre
of the town site has 12 feet of excelleut
water in it and the supply appears to be
Already there are about a dozen
houses on the townsite, and half as
many more are under contract, includ
ing a hotel and livery and feed stable.
At present there is a good restaurant,
kept by J. B. John, but sleeping accom
modations are rather scarce.
The general store of Byerly, Dark &
Runyan, of this city, is doing well
under the management of Wm. Dark;
assisted by Fuller Runyan, "a brother of !
John Runyan. This firm occupy their
own building, a frame 24x40 with a
plate glass front and tasef ully built.
Near this store is the building of
Capt. Rogers, the same size as the above,
as yet unocccpied.
The drug firm of Scott & Benkie is
completing its building, the largest in
the town, and Henry Schatt is doing a
good job of work on it. This firm will
establish a general supply house for
paints, oils and drugs generally. The
partners are interested in the townsite.
and have brought ripe experience and
superior business qualifications .with
them to iEtna.
The Clarion is the name of W.N.
Bradbury's paper, the first issue of
wmcn is to appear this week. It is to
be in the interest of the town and will
no doubt be a valuable aid in calling
attention to .Etna. Mr. Bradbury and
bis partner, Mr. Halm, are also In
the real estate business and report that
they are doing their share of the busi
ness. J. A. Pierce Is opening ont a stock of
hardware ; Dr. Bright is the physician
there; a lumber yard is among the en
terprises talked of, and the people there
believe that by winter they will have
every line of business represented. '
iEtna wants and sboidd have a voting
precinct,, and a petition will be present
ed to the commissioners asking for it at
the October meeting.
Flyras; Dsttrhs plow?, breakers, and
stirrers combined, at Ge ppcrt a Stones. 83
Deerhead Doing. v '
The few inhabitants of Deerhead, the
new postoffice and trading point west of
Medicine Lodge 20 miles, do not claim
that they are to have any metropolis
but they reasonably believe that they
will command a good, trade from a pro
ductive part of the county.
Already, Fields & Patton have estab
lished a well stocked general store; J.
B. Evey has a small stock of drugs,
notions, cigars, tobacco, etc; Wm. Pal
mer has received his commission as post
master and has opened his office; a
blacksmith shop, a shoe shop, a feed
stable and other industries are to fol
Deerhead has the best water we have
tasted in Barber county, and plenty of
it; as good corn, oats, and millet is
growing near there as anyono could ask;
the population is made up of as intelli
gent, energetic people as we have ever
met, and there is no reason for the peo
ple being dissatisfied.
Deerhead wants a voting precinct and
a school house and it will likely have
both in a few months. The citizens
around there are ajso anxious to have a
municipal township set of as will be
seen by the official notice in this issue.
The Kiowa Killing.
Last week the Index mentioned that
at New Kiowa, on Thursday, August
27th, a gambler named Black had shot
and mortally wounded a soldier. The
soldier died Thursday night. His name
was Julius Schmitz, a bugler in compa
ny K, 18th TJ. S. infantry. Die was 65
years old. and had his family with him,
including a grown son, also a bugler.
He was in Henderson's saloon atone
o'clock in the morning, taking a drink
w hen Dave Black, a Dodge City gam
bler, walked in with a friend, and with
out provocation knocked the soldier's
hat off; the soldier knocked him down,
when Black shot him in the abdomen
with a 44 caliber revolver.
Black was arrested soon afterward
and put in the calaboose undera strong
All day Thursday strong threats were
made of lynching him by the soldiers
and citizens and that night a mob of a
hundred or more went to the calaboose
to get the prisoner, but Marshal O'Shea
had scented the danger and had moved
the prisoner to Ilazelton after dark.
He was taken back to town Friday
morning, by which time Sheriff Rigg
and a posse had arrived, and at noon he
was put on the train and taken to Wel
lington, he having previously waived
The coroner's jury after hearing all
the evidence in the case, rendered a ver
dict that Schmitz came to his death at
the hands of Black and that the killing
Orner & Sam pie of this city have been
employed by the citizens of New Kiowa
to assist in prosecuting Black, while
Alex Hopkins has been retained for the
Black is said to have boasted of kill
ing several men, and certain it is that
he is a hard case. He has a bad record
at Dodge City.
His trial will come up at the October
term of the district court at this place.
This is the first killing for New Kiowa
but unless the people drive out a class
of hard cases that are there, there will
be much more trouble.
Mingbna now has a postoffice of its
own, Dave Tomblinson having received
his commission and having regularly
opened his first mail last Monday. He
has a convenient office fitted up with
glass boxes and other conveniences, in
the hotel building, and now a large
scope of country that heretofore had to
get their mail at Lake City or Medicine
Lodge can be accommodated at Min
gona. Bowen & Yates are adding to their
grocery and feed establishment consid
erably and are meeting with deserved
success. They are also conducting a
first class livery and feed stable with a
large and convenient corral attached,
and can take care of a single horse or a
whole drove of cattle.
A. McCray has Just opened out, in
Mingona, a perfect and complete stock
of dry goods, clothing, millinery goods,
boots, shoes, hats, caps and notions.
He has a variety that would do credit
to a city, and one that will surprise
every one who first sees it. Mr. McCray
is in his new building built especially
for a store room, and already reports a
The Mingona hotel is now in the
hands of those pioneers, Bill King and
Dave Tomblinson, who are enlarging
and refitting the building. So man and
beast can be taken good care of at Min
gona. Horn & Israel are holding up their
real estate, and commission business
with characteristic energy and report
considerable inquiry for imp" roved real
Rev. John Kimbell appears to be busy
in his blacksmith and repair shop with
work brought in from miles around. He
can deliver a theological discourse or
put in a day's honest labor at his trade
with equal credit.
At present the public school building
at Mingona is on Main street in the
centre of town. The school directors
have agreed to select a site a Bhort dis
tance from the centre, where tho chil
dren will not be interrupted in their
studies by the confusion incident to a
Seal EiUU Transfers,
fcbnished by shannon & shan
. non, Real Estate, Abstracting
August 27th to September 3, 1885.
Sharon Town Co. to J. W. Da
vis, 2 lots in Sharon $ 1 00
Sharon Town Co. to Jennie C.
Iliggins, 2 lots La Sharon. ... 50 00
W. a Botkin and wife to M. A.
Cheney, one lot in New Kiowa 615 00
H. Chidister to Isabel Chidister.
1 lot in Hazeltqn 75 00
iEtnaTownCo. to Byerly, Dark
& Kunyan, 3 lots in tna. . . . 800 00
A. L Barton and wife to Wm.
Hookstra, 1 lot In Sun City. . . 150 00
T. L. O'Bryan and wife to Har
ry Morton, 1 lot in Med. Lodge 0 00
Kiowa Town Co. to Louis Kers-
ton, block in New Kiowa. ... 40 00
Kiowa Town Co. to T. II. Shel
ley, 46 acres near New Kiowa 726 17
Kiowa Town Co. 1. 8. BaUinger
6 lots in New Kiowa......... 800 00
J . W. Singer and wife to L. Hays '
2 lots on 1st ave. E.. . . . ...... 90 00
C C. Shepard to A. B. ATbel,
hi acres s-e Medicine Lodge.. $00 00
Jas- Wilson to Henry. Wlsner, "
180 acres north of Sharon.:.. 1.50 00
J. M. Bruce to T. B. Roby, 160
acres n-e Medicine Lodje. ... 609 00
J. Bischer to S. S. Jones. 160
acres near Elm Mills 500 00
J. Hale to A. A. Bell. 1G0 acres
near Sun City.... 200 00
A. A. Bell to Adams & Helton.
1G0 acres near Sun City. .... 800 00
F. R. Randall to W. F. Taylor
2 lots. New Kiowa 425 00
. W. Little and wife to W. H.
Ryns 17 lots- Medicine Lodee 1600 00
J. V. Updeerave to J. W. How
ard 160 n Medicine Lodee. . 400 00
Rebecca Bennett to Wm. Doles
1 lot Kansas ave. W 100 00
k. M. Craddick & wife to J. M.
Brownback 278 a near Aetna 1252 00
J. M. Brown back & wife toll.
N. Schuyler. 3277 a se Aetna 16SS7 CO
Kiowa Town Co. to Moderwell
9 lots New Kiowa 490 00
Kiowa Town Co. to E. A. Bliss
lot New Kiowa 300 00
Johnson, Bimpion 4 Co'e Consolidated Shows.
1 ills combined circus, menagerie, mu
seum, etc. will exhibit at Medicine
Lodge, Tuesday, September 8th, after
noon ana evening. Col. Johnson, the
general manager of this organization.
desires the public to distinctly under
stand that no gambling, scheming, nor
any or the other objectionable features
usual to some shows, are tolerated by
him under any circumstances whatever.
The circus department presents twenty-
five prominent artists in the arenic
profession. The programme intioduces
Madame Elitha, the old time favorite
bare-back equestrienne; the famous
elson family in wonderful evolution
upon the flying and double trapeze;
Charles Morrison, the India rubber man
in astonishing contortions, and remark
able performance upon the Japanese
perche; Sam Bennett, the champion
long distance leaner, in terriffic flights
through the air; the Johnson sisters, in
their great ladder act; La Petite Ella,
the only living performer upon the fly
ing Spanish rings; Henri Gonzales and
son, the great Mexican riders and tum
blers; Little Edna Costello, with her
trick ponies; Prof. Harry Mackey and
his dog circus; three famous clowns,
Cutts, Lamont and Seeley, the premier
singing, talking, and knock-about
clowns of America: troupes of leapers,
tumblers, vaulters, acrobats, etc, and a
host of other nevel and attractive fea
tures, all combined with Chas. Simpson
and his trained Trakene stallion brig
ade. The museum department, besides
dens of rare wild animals and cages of
beautiful birds, presents some of the
most astonishing freaks of nature now
on exhibition. Madame Devere, the
Kentucky bearded woman; Ella Zobris
kie, the beautiful Circassian girl; the
wild men of Borneo; Huldab Zamarra,
the East Indian snake charmer; Henri
etta Ruble, the noted three-headed
songstress, made famous by three years
connection with the great Barnum and
London show. Prof. Bartino, the hu
man salamander; Armes and Ruble,
the twin "What-is-it"; and numerous
strange and novel attractions united
under one complete management. There
will be a grand free outside exhibition
at 1 and 7 o'clock, at which time La
Petite Ella, the child wonder of the age
will ascend a single wire stretched from
the ground to the towering center pole
peak, performing many thrilling feats
during her perilous voyage. Prof. John
McKinstrey's celebrated reed and cor
net band will, at the same hour, give a
grand free promenade concert, on the
outside of the tents. Do not forget the
day and date of the great show. Re
member that all advertised free exhi
bitions will take place, rain or shine.
To trade Farm in southwestern In
diana, 400 acres, fenced, two houses and
other improvements in first-rate condi
tion, for land cattle or cash. Call on or
address Shannon & Shannon,
14 Medicine Lodge, Kans.
He who by his "6tV xcould rwc,
Must either bust or advertise.
Mattie Barkleyhas opened a dress
making establishment in the house for
merly occupied by Aus. VanSlyke, opp.
uooa s. uo mere ior your sewing. 14
New line of boots and shoes at S. Y.
Champagne cider at Story's. 13
Regular meals and lunch at all hours
at Story's. 13
Meals at regular hours and lunches
at all hours at Storys, in the gypsum
Story will have fresh oysters in a few
Reparing of jewelry, watches or clocks
in snort oraer ana a woramaniiKe man
ner at Freeh's. 6-4
Go to the Grand barber shop for a
dandy hair cut. 13
Cvtlcry Including finest scissors, pocket
knives and table knives and forks, at Geppert
s Stone s 52
Story now sets the best table in the
city, and gets up a good lunch on short
OA TTPU WIUmPTiTotakehotand
6 J USM MiUUJUJ
cold baths at
the Grand hotel.
Hansen & Morea h ave 2 busnries and 1
spring wagon, all new, f 01 sale. .11
Circulating library at the post-office
Latest in early fall dress patterns at
btanaiiora; x oumans & adred's. 1 1
Next to real champagne is the cbam
pagne cider at Story s, cheaper and bet
ter wan Deer. 13
A new line of ladies vest chains and
guards at Freeh's. 6-4
Champaign cider at Story's on Kan
sas avenue, near Main street. . 13
Bocsiesv-We have the most complete line of
Miltmrn buggies and Spring- wagons ever shown
here. They ate all warranted. Geppert A
Stone, Medicine Lodge. IX
Gasoline always on hand' at Am. Al
Engraving on jewelry or watches
cneap, at r recn's. 6.4
Six hundred pounds of wire and a lot
of cedar posts for sale at half price by
xaiiaiciTu & iiouse. 13
Millet seed in abundance at Forbes'
supply depot. 50
Fmoim mm Xrlre Wetts at Geppert A
Bargains In watches, silver or gold
for ladies and gentlemen, at Freeh's.
... . - - r .. - 6-4.
W, J.Kstni Is the parry to leave your cattle.
bora s, raacnes, eus with to seU for you . 83
Headquarters tor screen wire. Am
Allen s hardware store. 45
W. J. EstiU makes deeds, mortgages leases
couecu rewa, pays taxes for noiKresMients. 83
Flour and millet seed at Forbes' sup
Chamberlain plows and harrows at
Am. Allen a hardware store , 45
Spectacles, for old or von 1 nr. in nil
grades, eye glasses ' in gold or plain
irauirs, at 1 recn s ... - tt-4
- Two car loads of groceries, bought in
m Btyr cash, now Deing soia
out at ntandiford, 1 oumans t
It costs no more to got tbe beet.
Buy the O'Brien or Caldwell wagons, made for
Kansas, with latest improvements lightest
draft and strongest. Geppert a Stone. S2
Every day, rain or shine, hot or cold.
new iroods are received and opened hv
Standiiord, Youmans & Eldred. They
are selling goods now on. a very small
Rigg & Johnston now have two st res
and can satisfy tho most exquisite
lasie wiin awyminff in the furniture
line. Dont fail to call on them when
you need f orniture carpets, etc. 12
Anything you want at the postoffice
The"StAir Partv" nickle clirars ar
the best. Sold only by Blake Bros. 4
Something very nice In side saddles at prices
to suit the times, at H. BUcknahn's. 24
A verfect vlat of Vie devot addition to
Medicine Lodge may be seen by calling on
Taliaferro d House. They have valuable
lots for sale in this addition. 3
Vapor Steve Tbe best are the cheapest.
An examination of the "Jewel" or the "Quick
MeaT' will convince anyone that they are abso
lutely tho best. Geppert & 'Stone. 25
Barbed Wire Before you buy a pound of
barbed wire go to Geppert & Stone; for they
will sell lewer than anr other firm. 63
The best line of stock saddles at the lowest
living prices, made of choice California leather
and all warranted, at
z H.Biioknahn s.
Lots In the Stlth & Eldred addition
in the south part of town, for sale by
T. L. O'Bryan. 8
T. L. O'Brvan has 20 cood business
lots on North Main street for sale. 3
Four car loads of the best barbed wire
at Geppert & Stone's, bought before the
raise occurred. 87
Ha Expfaalaaa By a patent improvement.
the Jewel stoves never explode Buy of Gep
pert ft Stone. - &!
If you want money on one. three or
five years time call oh Nixon & Zenor.
. ' 50
Ifvou want the vick of all the lots in the
Ikchlcl depot addition, call on luliafcrro
d House, at once. 3
For harness at lowest prices co to
Blickhahn. He has moved into a small
er room and must reduce his stock. 3
liawera A Reapers We have the latest
and best, including tbe Buckeye and Deering
self-rakers, twine binders and tbe plain ma
chines, always on hand. Geppert A Stone. 63
Lanre. desirable residence lots in the.
8tith& Eldred addition may be pur
chased of T. L. O'Bryan.
Fine buggy harness, single or double, with
plain or ornamental finishings, is now a spec
ialty at II. Blickbahn's harness and saddle
shop. . &-44
8ave Honey and Wood by vetting a vapor
stove, warranted not to explode. Geppert &
Stono have them hi
The price of barbed wire has cone un.
but Geppert & Stone had their stock in
before the raise. 37
Money to loan on approved real estate
security by Nixon & Zenor, over First
X auonai uauK. 43
The Stith & Eldred addition is admir
ably located for residences. O'Bryan
All ef the work turned out at BHckhahn'a
saddle and harness shop is hanu-made, and
therefore never rips. When buying harness,
remember this very Important point. 5-14
Celebrated Baker barbed wire light
est and strongest barb In the country at
Am. Alien s nam ware store. 45
Parties desirins loans either on short
or long time, will ilnd it to their inter
est to call at the First National bank.20
If you enjoy a cood cicrar. buv one of
the "Stag Party" from Blake Bros.
A fine line of clocks, plain and orna
mental, of every grade at Freeh's. 6-4
Builders' hardware of all kinds at
lowest prices at Am. Allen's. 45
A box of tbe fracrant "Statr Partv"
cigars will cost you but little and ena
ble you to treat your inends royally.
Blake Bros., at the Boston Bakery, sell
these cigars. 4
Money to loan on approved real estate
security by Nixon & Zenor, over First
National bank. 43
u Front Rank'! vapor stoves, guaran
teed to cook in the wind at Am. Allen's.
Business lots on anv side of the railroad
depot, may be bought ' now of Taliaferro d-
Bracelets, pins, necklaces, ear rintrs.
rings all for the ladies and absolutely
the latest patterns, and warrented, at
Saddles and bridles can be bought
now 01 liiicKnann tor little more than
Ileadauarters for farm and irri?n
tools of all kinds. Am. Allen's hard
ware store. 45.
WtlV fro to thn Hot Rnrtfl r In mnln vmi
health? Why spend a fortune in traveling
RhOllt whpn Tlno-frit' nirwvl Punflnv la vran-anturl
to cure blood disorder of all kinds 1 Scrofula,
Malignant uiooa aisoases aim all disorder of
thn Hlmrl Mkfii!v vialA ' i.a link
done-f 1.00. Ham pie bottles free at FLEMING
AgHealtnral Implement of every kind
at Geppert ft Stone's, cheaper than adywhere
in town. 52
OFCn flflrt fWV LOAN ON
VUUVVV7,VU KKAL KSTATK.
Money fcbnisiled on day or appli
cation. Enquike of Tnu Fiusr Na
tional Bank, Medicine Lodge. 42
Are now on sale In Gobeille & Noble's addi
tion, from (50 to $300. GOBEitXK ft Noblb. 8
160 acres of goed farming land (do improve
ments) miles north-eaKt of Sun City and one
mile from Pratt county line. AliK store house
and property in Sun City. For particulars call
on or address, James J. Milks, Sn City, Bar
ber county, Kansas 13 4
Tor Housekeeper .
Carpets, oilcloth, shades, curtains find furni
ture. Everything In the way of house furnish
ing goods, at the new furniture store of Rigg
Bay Toftr Home Lot
In Swank ft Oobeille's addition.
Large quantities on hand at ELM. MILLS.
Bran and shorts at 40 and 60 cents In lota from
600 pounds upward. . 1
If ew Tnrnlture Store
Everything offered by Rigg ft Johnston is
new and flrst-claas, bought for cash, and to be
sold at living prices. They do not want the
world, but only a fair profit on their goods.
Remember the place, Main street, Blickhan's
The City Druggists,
Fleming Bros., wish to announce to their
customers that they have secured the agency of
BicoGfl' Agce Cuke, the only sure and certain
cure for fever, ague, dumb ague or periodical
headache. We positively warrant every bottle
to cure or no pay. Give It a trial and you will
not do witaout it. 0 t
Beal Estate Loans
On three or five years time, closed
without delay at the First National
bank. We will meet any rates ever
given in itarber county, interest paya
ble at our office in Medicine Lodge. 51
Ilansen & Welch have now ready for
delivery at their vards south of Medi
cine Lodge, a first class article of good
brick, in any quantity. Call on them
- Two Taxaitnre Store.
Rigg & Johnston have purchased the
stock of furniture, wooden and willow
ware from David Lemmon. and now
own a furniture store in both ends of
town. -Don't fail to call on this enter
prising firm for anything in their line
Special attention will be given to under
The great electric remedy cures all
(Hrpamm nf thn timrli liver and kid
neys, biliousness and general debility.
rever. ague, ana 0100a uisoruera. iraiy
50c a bottle, for sale by Lindsky & Co.,
soie agents, Aiecucine iahikv, as, yj.
Capt. EstiU Is an old resident. Don't forget
to leave your property wtta him for sale he
wiu ao ine ngnt wing oj you. as
1st. To Scour in any SoilA
2nd. The best Wearing Plow in the
3rd. Equal to any other for Work
4th. Warranted Eoual to anv Plovr
made for ease of draft and runnin
qualities. Am. AixeN. 45
We want it distinctly understood
that any one found cutting or taking
timber from the old Tombjinson place
will be prosecuted to the full extent of
law. There are parties now on the
watch for timber thieves.
A. L.. Fkekman. -
10 3t J. W.McNkal.
For Sat sad Briak
Goto Story's new place, the Gypsum
house, orl Kansas avenue east. There
he has a newly-fitted confectionery
stocked throughout with fresh goods,
novelties in ' candies, substantial Li
meats, vegetables and such. There you
can (ret a meal on the European plan
?ay for what you. get and all served
n first class style. Everything new,
neat and clean. 41
J. T. McCart a practical well-diffsrer.
may be found at Am Aliens hardware
store, and prepared to drive, bore or dig
wells on short notice and at reasonable
To The Fahlia.
Having purchased the stock of books, sta
tiooery, lamps, pictures, frames, etc., ot Van
Slyke Bros., I respectsully soUcit a share of the
patronage of the citizens of Medicine Lodge
and vicinity. I would also announce that I
carry a small stock of groceries, canneu goods,
etc., which I will sell as low as the lowest for
cash. A. II. Mttlkbt, Medlcino Lodge. ?
Bay Bakes and Stacker.
We handle the celebrated Dean's Improved
Stacker, with all the attachments; ono and two
horse sulkcv rake, add - can 'furnish ' you any
style on short notice at the very lowest prices.
Don t buy until you hare at least examined our
Han't Bov a Iffowai
Until vou have examined th vartmm mnfcnit
offered by Geppert ft Stone, Medicine Lodge.
They handle the Eureka, Deering, Buckeye,
Crown, . C. Thompson, Peerless and tho
Red, White and Blue," the Improved Walter
L Wood. You ran ret lower prices and better
rates of Geppert ft Stone than at any other
house In the county. 6
Is the meet distinctive and dangerous of all
contagious diseases; in fact Diarrhoea, Cholera
Morbus and stomach disorders are greatlv
modified forms of tbls disease. During these
months It is unsafe to be without nVsnr' Diarrh-
oea uaisam, wnttn acts so succcestuiiy in all
summer eemDlaints. It is harmlrHS and nleaa.
ant to admlnlHter. Frio 36 cents, rtold by
iiiuu ukus. Mouiuine xxMge, na. 0 b
"Maud Mueller, on a summer's day.
Raked the meadow, sweet with hay,"
and In the absence of proof to tho contrary tho
supposition Is that she used a mower, sulkcy
rake and stacker, which she bought of Geppert
ft Stone. Kxamlne their prices before buying.
I desire to say to the settlers and land
owners who Imve contests on hand, or
any trouble regarding the title to their
lands that I will attend to such cases,
and give entire satisfaction, for just as
reasonable fees as are charged by attor
neys at Larned and Wichita, and I res
pectfully solicit business in this line.
Experience In the Jand Office and land
practice enables me to conduct this
kind of business promptly and satlsfac
tiorily. My office is with Taliferro &
Rouse, over Noble & Co's. hardware
Rtore. 12 L. S. Wkbh.
Sale of Xxpr Batter.
Notice is hereby given that at the of
fice of Shepler & Shepler, in Medicine
Lodge, Kansas, on Saturday, Septem
ber 12, 18S5, at 2 o'clock p. m. I will sell
at public auction to satisfy my claim
for express charges and storage, a cer
tain boxes supposed to contain house
hold gOOdS. II. 13. ANDER80N.
Goods bought for cash at this season
of the year, when times are supposed
to be dull, can always be sold cheaper
than if bought on time. Standiford,
Youmans & Eldred has just opened
out a full line of groceries that they
Important Announcement I
Tlavlmr determined to slve the noonle the
benefit of ctaean roods we have determined
from anu after tiepteraber 1st, 1885, to do bust-
ess On a
Strictly Cash Basis.
By so doing we can sell gAods from ten to
twenty per cent, cheaper than can possibly lx
done When the goods are sold on tbe credit
system. By making the change we are satis
fled that we are not only helping ourselves but
our customers as well. In order that we may
start even with the world on September 1st, we
request all who are indebted to us to call in
and settle their accounts
We want trade, but trade without Cash will
sooner or later down the merchant who does
business that way. If you want to go wbere
your money will buy the most goods, call and
M JF. JF. -Roberson f Co.
T3ADGER JUMBER Q0.
Lath and Shingles.
Also have In transit large stock of Lumber,
Lime and Coal for
Medicine Lodge, Kansas 33
C 8. BLAKE.
4. K. BLAKlfl
Second doof south of Grand hotel.
MEDICINE LODG E, KANSAS.
. Fruits, Confectionery, Cigars.
Fancy Cooking Done to Order.
rSJ-Dcty Board at Reasonable Bates; and
Meals at all Hours. 6-50
Boweh & Yates,
VlSQffSk, 2 affair Co-, Sans.
GROCERY & FEED STORE
Crerythlng New and First-Class and
we eaa sell at Heaklae Lodge
. v Prices.
..Will exehangrfoods for country prodaoa.
U U B E B.