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h .1 VOLUME II. GREAT BEND, KANSAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1887. NUMBER 47 v-if -L.N JL -1L I- i The fourth annual encampment, Kansas divisions. Sons of Veterans, U. 8. A. will convene at Abilene on Tues day, March, 8. The Grand Army fair held at Sa betha last week was one of the most successful ever held in Kansas. The proceeds were $1,100. A number of citizens of Dodge City have subscribed $40,000 towards the erection of a hotel building on the City Drug store 'and postoffice lots. The prospect of two or three good hotels in Dodge seems assured. " Owing to some difficulty between Messrs. McCrackin & Co. and their contractors, the Kansas & Colorado railway was not turned over to the Missouri Pacific last Sunday as was in tended. Col. Everest was called here to straighten matters out. Salina Herald. A representative of . the Pullman Ptdace Car company has purchased fif ty acres of ground at Turner and five acres at Argentine, both suburban towns near Kansas City, for the pur pose of erecting work-shops for the convenience of the company, who are going to erect shops for western re pairs, c -MM. The people of Greenleaf say that a the Central Branch company does no do j?omethirir for them this vear. in the way of new road, they will traffic with the Atchison, lopeka & banta Fe. which threatens to build into Greenleaf territory. The Greenleaf people are wide awake, and have no iiies on tnem. jiiaiison vriwe. There is no trouble in Leavenworth and no danger of any bloodshed. No body is going co be killed, except one or two crazy men who are carrying revolvers that may go off and end their own lives. Ini whole talk ot riot and row is the malicious invention of & man who is doing everything he can to ruin Leavenworth. Standard. John O . Wilson, the attorney for the McCracken Construction com pany, in company with' H. M. Mc Cracken, of New York City, passed through Lyous,to-dav, enrovie to Great Bend. They will probably be in Lyons to-morrow, adjusting matters pertain ing to what will be the Missouri Pacific road by the 1st of March. Lyons Be- mocrat. Now comes a lawyer who says, that woman suffrage as authorized by the Kansas lej i'ature is unconstitutional, and a botch generally. The legal light in question is giving the matter thorough study and research, and otTers to prove what he says- through the colunis of the Globe, if people won't be too curious as to his identity, Atcliison Globe. , " 9 ' "William," said a Topeka druggist to Jus clerk, When I hired you a month sco I haii but little faith in your ability, as 3-014 had, in my esti mation, devoted too tnuch time to the study, of chemistry, analytical and theoretical. But since I have observed the rare skill with which you fill half pint flasks, and dilute the Old Crow harrel witbut affecting the color of fhe cofitent8, I feel justified io raising your salary j dollar a week.' Atcliison GUe. . Here is a trick (hat needs watching: One sharper agrees to buy & farmer's land and pays iiim $25 to bind the bargain. Another comes along and of fers him $500 more and gets the prom ise of it if the farmer ean buy off No. 1, who comes around and insists on the fulfillment of the contract,but wjllgive up for $200. This the farmer agrees to, pys back the $25 and $200 and the second purchaser never pays up. If any of the Kausas legislators want to distinguish themselves in an affecting way, let some one introduce and secure the passage of a bill pro viding for the payment in the county treasury all fees unclaimed afier one or more years in justices offices and in the office of the clerk of the district court These fees aggregate a consid erable amount eOch year, owing to the carelessness, forgetful ness, or ignor ance of the persons to whom they are due.. Walnut Valley Times. Several ladies presented themselves at the oity clerk's office to register their napes in order that they might vote at the spring election, The clerk informed them that the registration law by which he is governed only pro vides for the registration of male citi zens. The ladies, who were under the impression that all was now smooth sailing, were considerably disappoint ed. They were not to be baffled in ihis way,, however, and at once began to inquire what wa3 necessary to be done. They were informed that a change in the registration law was the shortest cut, and they left declaring their de termination of having the matter at tended to at once. Topeha Capital. Government Printing. We have been asked by so many of the democrats of this county why the officials at the United States Land Office at Lamed gave half the land office notices to the Register, a repub lican paper, that we have determined to refer to the matter publicly. ' Dur- .insr the past year, the number of notices received at the two offices, the Democrat and Register, has not great ly varied, with probably a slight pre ponderance in favor of the Democrat. At present, taking our issue of the 17th, the number is exactly equal. We will frankly say to our readers that we know of no reason why a paper that has never omitted an op portunity to fight the democratic party should receive any considerable portion of the public printing sent out from that office, except that it is the will of the register of that office. We had once understood that the de partment at Washington desired the various offices to distribute the public printing to papers of both parties. But Commissioner Spark in a private letter advises us that there is no such ruling or desire on the part of the de partment. The truth is there is no reason why the f democratic papers of Kansas should not receive recognition from the officials whom they helped to make. As to our own labors for the party, while they may not have been so con spicuous as those of our present officials, yet they were none the less sincere or arduous. And when we were a stranger we submitted to those in authority, ample proof of the sound ness of our political faith. When we came here our democracy was vouched for by such men as oenator Maxey, of Texas; Gov. Leslie, of Kentucky, and Congressman McMilliu, of Tenn essee, and since we have been here we will stand by tr. e record we have made. Therefore, it can not be that our party fealty was at any time sus pected. By virtue of the democratic victory of '84 the offices at Lamed are filled with democrats, and by virtue of the same victory democratic journals should receive the public printing. They have a right to expect it, not as a favor, but as their just due. It is a sad day for the' democracy of Kansas when our federal appointees are under such obligations to the republican press that they are compelled to divide the little they have to ffive. It may be that what we have said will lose us the poor pittance we now receive from the land office. If so be, let it go. 1 The Democrat does not flourish in the smiles of the land office officials, and their frowns will not kill it. There is no law or ruling against democratic papers receiving their just rights, but there is a certain vigorous epistle extant in regard to federal officials trying to control political nominations for congress, or otherwise. We admire and esteem Col. Henrv Watterson, but in imagining that it is his patriotic duty to 'speak out" about the president, he is making a great mistake lhe only thing we think of that keeps President Cleav land from being fully as good a democrat as Col. Watterson, is the fact that there is still a republican United States mar shal in the St Louis custom-house. But he will outgrow this if Col. Watterson will only give him the change and we insist that he shall have the chance. St. Loui Republican. . Horace Greeley wrote a hard hand, but we fear the Camden Post draws it pretty strong in telling the following story: Mr. Greeley used to write a miserable scrawl. One day he sent the following to the Iowa Pres3 Associa tion: 1 have waited till longer wait ing would seem discourteous, and now decide that I cannot attend your press meeting next June, as I would do. I find so many cares and duties pressing on me that, with the weight of years, I feel obliged to decline any invitation that takes me over a days journey from home.' Out of this the recipients, in consultation assembled, made: 'Ihave wondered all along whether any squirt had denied the scandal about the pres ident meeting Joe in the woods on Saturday. I have hominy, carrots and R. K. ries more than I could move with . eight steers. If eels are blighted dig them early. Any insinuation that brick ovens are dangerous to hams gives me the horrors.' For Sale. J. J. Winterburg offers his handsome residence for sale, and will build again. Possession given in 30 days. Call at his residence. lie also has a good stock of saddlery goods for sale at the South Side Har ness Shop. " 47 For Sale. -A good farm six miles from Great Bend, well improved, good "houses and out-buildings. Will bje sold at a bargain if sold soon. In quire at this office, tf )i REAL ESTATE ; Those Desiring to as- By making some good investments in i real estate while property is at low figures should calP at BUGKLANB'S LAND OFFICE! Who has a fine list of property, as well as the BEST; BARGAINS, of txy agency 'in the city. Choice vacant BTJSIITESS LOTS. ELEGANT SUBUHBAH TRACTS! From one adre up; good residence property and a few good business properties in good locations at Rig Bargains! A large amount of property will change hands in this city in the next few months, and big money can be made in judicious investments. Those who buy first can doable their money in thenext ninety days. ' " Also farms in Barton, Stafford and Rush counties, on easy terms. Lots in old city limits, lots in Heizer Park addition, lots in College Grove addi tion, lots in Bonewitz addition. Lots Said cn Monthly Payments Land and Loan Agent, Great Bend, : Kas. WELL DRILLING! FARMERS AD STOCKMEN 1 have one of the most complete well machines ever brought to this country. I am prepared to drill wells any depth required. I will guarantee plenty of good water and a first class job in every respect Terms fox drilling 50 cent per foot, or 75 cent including tubing complete with Galvanized Iron No. 22, 6 inches in diameter, locked and riveted ; the best that is made. Plenty of water and satisfaction guaranteed, or no pay required. Orders left at Henry Wildgen'a barn, south side ot the square will receive prompt attention. JOSEPH WTLDGEN. OE SELE yln BR.iuxi-A.isrrr authors. "O wad tome pow'r the giftiegle us To see ouraela as ithers see us! It wad frae many a blunder free na And foolish notion ; What airs in dreas an' gait wad lea'e us And eTn devotion." LlI There were lour crowa aat on the gro und Carrot colored, brindle, -white and brown; Said onefold crow unto his mates: "Keoney is getting away with the baggage of late!" Said the old white rrow, with solemn mien, In the most solemn manner ever was seen: "Something must be done, or sure as you're burn We'll have to eat shucks, Instead of oornl" The wiseold crow then crooked his jaw And slowly scratching hi beak with his claw, Said, "Surely, something has got to be done For Keeney he is a son of a gun!" Then they all looked is wise as wise CO UJ UJ o could be And the wise old crow looked the wis est of three, J. V. BRINKIYIAN Ct CO., MKBRB, ESTABLISHED IN 1874. DOES OElSriilR A T. BISTKlSrO BUSINESS. Grir&sxrt Send., lESLxxstss, $500,000 On long time, with the privilege. ot paying at any time. Groceries, Glassware.Queensware ete-. ot.o- A LARGE STOCK OF PURE GOODS AT LOW PRICES! jfFour Doors South of Opera Block, Great Bend. ROBINSON & STERRETT. DEALERS IN Hardware and Implements. MAKE A SPECIALTY OF Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper X7a.rO, JIAIN STREET, SOUTH OF LELA5D HOTEL. NEW : COAL : YARD. We are prepared to furnish coal at the following Iott prices : Canon City, at bin, Kifenburg or Trinidad, Pittsburg, Lump, " Nut, Yards West of Walnut Creek Mills. at Our Expense, O. HEDQES 3s CO., Agents N As he said in a voice so solemn and low, "We'll go out and compel people to buy, you know" Then they all joined in A loud refrain For they had, (in their mind;) Downed Keeney again. ZD o "There was a man in our town, And he was wondrous wise ; He jumped into a bramble bush And scratched out both his eyes." Morax. Don't be a bramble bush. o m "Seest thou a man diligent in busi ness, he shall stand before kings, he shall not stand before mean men." ZD "But, mouaie, thou art no thy lane, In proving, foresight may be vain : The best laid schemes o' mice an'men Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us naught but grief an' pain For promis'd joy." m CO "He who by the plow would thrive Himself must cither bold or drive. 1 to Loan. 1 PEII Oil 00 11 a AND Til m r $7.00 - 6.00 . 5.00 4.50 Telephone Orders for CANON CITY COAL ATTORNEYS. THEO. C. COLE. ELEICK C. COLE County Attorney , COLE BROTHERS, ATTO R N EYS AT 2-AW. Office In Court House. "Counsel In German by Tbeo. C Cole. MAKER & OSMOND, ATTO R N EYS - AT- LAW Rooms 4 and 5 in Allen's Eloek, GEEAT BEND - - KAN. SAM. J, DAY. Attorney at Law UlLLriER BLOCK, Great Bend, : : : Kaxsas. K. T. EWALT. Kotary. J. H. B EM EXT. EWALT & BEMENT, Attorneys at Law, Real Estats ana Loan Agents,' Oollecting a Specialty, Rent Property and Pay Taxes. C. F. DIFFENBACHER, D. A. BANTA. Attorneys at Law Office in Allen-Hubbard Block, rooms 9 and 11. PHYSICIANS. F. LIGHTF00T, Physician & Surgeon.' neafgB&rtcrt at Allen's Drag Store. B. J. SHAW, M. D. OFFICE .-Allen's 331oc?c, GREAT BEND. KAN. - A. Y. McCCRMlCK; H. D.; C Physician & Surgeon. CMo over Dodge & Co. 'a Hardware Storb Northwest Corner Square. HEADQUARTERS AT Burson h Shaw'fl I3rug Store. HOTELS AND tlESTAUBANT. teehouseT Terns Reasonable. Good SampI Rooms fiXBX 8X931 OJT SQZJABB, , , Great Send - Kansas. VAIIEYHOUSEf Near the Depot. Best accommodation la the oity for the money. Transient, 1.50 pr day. Day board per week, K.00. A good feed stable attaohed. IV. JR. HOLMES. Proprietor. J. TROIIXETT, Restaurant and Confectionery, day oard and lodging'. Fine cigara and tobacco, can-" dies, etc., alway on band. All kindeaof drinks in their season. Oysters O every tyle. . . . Forest Arenae, first door west of the Post office. SAUL TTHSELSR, Wagon -:- Maker F. M. HODGE'S OLD STAND, Williams Ave., GREAT BEND. . GHAS. 3BYE. . DEALER TH " GROCERIES, PSOYISIOHS AHD PBODUdE. A new and splendid line of goods, irhich I am selling .at the very lowest figures. When you need any-, thing in his line giv him a call. First loor north of Robinon & Ster-, ett's hardware store.