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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. Personal Msation. Wm. Lindsay is out after a week's serious sickness. Judge Orner came in from Geuda Springs this week. Mrs. Orner has been summering there. 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 from Michigan. 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 Tuesday. LOCAL NEWS. The circus will be here certain next Tuesday. 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 office. 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 business. A party contracted 73 tons of prairie hay in this city Wednesday at $0 per ton, delivered. The circus w ill be at Lake City on Monday and at New Kiowa on Wednes day, llooplah! 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 county. 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 jmall stockholders. 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 services. 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 tory. 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 for admission. 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 knew him. 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 cattle. 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 City. 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 house here. 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 tomers. 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 each. 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 unaware. 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 kicking. 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. Stoves. 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 Sefablicaai Deliberating. 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 r,im Amis Kiowa Hazel ton Sharon Lodl Sexton El wood Sun City Lake City township Total 87 The convention is to be held on the same day as the democratic primaries. Katie Dean. 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) Mrs. Yant. Edward, the lady's coachman, (tenor) W. A. Repp. Newspaper reporter, (tenor) A. W. Johnston. 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 endorsing him. 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 for publication. Mrs. T. L. O'Bryak, Secretary. Xtas Items. 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 community. 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 inexhaustible. 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 low soon. 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 guard. 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 preliminary examination. 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 was felonious. 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 defense. 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. Mingona Hatters. 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 good trade. 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 estate. 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 new town. Seal EiUU Transfers, fcbnished by shannon & shan . non, Real Estate, Abstracting and Conveyancing. 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. Business Talk. 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. &E. 11 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 house. 13 Story will have fresh oysters in a few aays. 13 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 order. 13 OA TTPU WIUmPTiTotakehotand 6 J USM MiUUJUJ cold baths at 13 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 bookstore.., 11 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 ien's. 45 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 Stones. 3 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 dreus. 11 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 margin. 11 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 bookstore. 11 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 agent. 3 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. 45 Business lots on anv side of the railroad depot, may be bought ' now of Taliaferro d- iwuse. s Bracelets, pins, necklaces, ear rintrs. rings all for the ladies and absolutely the latest patterns, and warrented, at jereens. 6-4 Saddles and bridles can be bought now 01 liiicKnann tor little more than cost. 3 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 Acre Lots Are now on sale In Gobeille & Noble's addi tion, from (50 to $300. GOBEitXK ft Noblb. 8 JOE SALt. 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 ft Johnston. Bay Toftr Home Lot In Swank ft Oobeille's addition. Cheap Teed. 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 old store. 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 Brick! Briok!! 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 BOW. 48-11. - 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 Xleetne Bitten. 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 Caamtorlaln's Plowi.4'tfirraaU. 1st. To Scour in any SoilA 2nd. The best Wearing Plow in the market. 3rd. Equal to any other for Work 4th. Warranted Eoual to anv Plovr made for ease of draft and runnin qualities. Am. AixeN. 45 Kotice. x. 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 Well! Water!! 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 prices. 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 stock. Grppirtrft Btone. 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 Aiiatio Cholera. 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 Haying Time. "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. tana Contests. 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 paiacasnior. 11 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 At Once. 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 see US. M JF. JF. -Roberson f Co. T3ADGER JUMBER Q0. DEALERS IK Lath and Shingles. ATTICA, e KANSAS. Also have In transit large stock of Lumber, Lime and Coal for Medicine Lodge, Kansas 33 C 8. BLAKE. 4. K. BLAKlfl BLAKE BROS., Boston- Bakery, 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 BOOTS ...and.;.. SHOES Crerythlng New and First-Class and we eaa sell at Heaklae Lodge . v Prices. ..Will exehangrfoods for country prodaoa. U U B E B.