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VOLUME II; GREAT BEND, KANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1887. NUMBER 49, 1 11 ' I if 4, V I General Longstreet will to his dying day insist periodically that' General Iee lost the battle of Gettysburg and that he could have won it. Lee was great enough, whetlier deserved or not, to assume all the blame, but it is rath er monotonous for Longstreet to come along with every almanac and claim all the honors.' Some people think he was reaJJy the obstacle to victory.' It is known that .Stuart did not, for ' some reason or other, keep the com-mander-jn-chief aware pf Meade's move jpents. It is a fact that Lee lost , the battle, but the muse of history is not vet safe, in according the victory to Longstreet, " even on paper and after the event. There is another thing that General Longstreet does not take into account the supernatural The mighty Frederick, though a gkeptic, declared that "great battles were fought beyond the stars." It was not written that the south should succeed. Atlan: ta (GoC) Chronicle. Right Or Wrong? It has been one of th great msfor: tunes of the theatrical profession that it has furnished a field wherein tin principled persons could obtain livli liood, and by their disgraceful conduct have injured not only one of the great est arts of mankind, but many worthy and deserving people. The stage when in the hands of legitimate and consci entious artists, is most powerful educa tor; it is the art gallery of humanity; each character is but a painting rep resenting the righteous iustincts, the evil traits, and the . pure motives we find in the world; The entire forming a picture pleasing to look upon, yet impressing the observer with its teach ings, thus enabling1 him to better judge the characters he mtets in the great drama of life. In wiying this we refer only to the pure and legitimate drama, . where a well void story of right or wrong is protrayed, presenting only the triumphs of a fugitive from justice over morality and law abiding human ity. The management of this organ izatior have reason to be "proud of the excellent lady an accomplished artist, Louie Lord, if from no other cause, than she has, during her entire career never accepted an engagement in a drama which tended . to degrade lath er than elevate the better instincts of society and morality. In her negoti ation with authors for new dramas she has been positive in her rule not to accept a play which could offend the most fastidious or depended upon en ; eutional climaxas for its success. Prom- iueut managers have said, Miss Loid, the people want sensation, ud you are, making a mistake in refusing t comply with their wishes," The lady's answer has invariable been: 'The public want amusement, and more interesting, pure and elevating you can make it, thegreater good yon will do, and your: endeavors will be eus tained by society and an apprectative nud admiring public." .Whether the lady is right or not is evinced by her exceptional prosperity, and her ability to aid benevolent institutions' and worthy causes with financial assistance, Boston CorbeLt, the man who crea ted such a sensation in the Kansas house of representatives the othe? day by clearing the galleries and con idors, ordering all hands out threatening to shoot sever ll persons' including the speaker of the house, and finally ad journing the house with his loaded and pointed revolver, is well remembered here by old residents of Washington. His happened to be the rifle that shot and killed Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln. Corbett was in the regular army then, and when Booth was surrounded in the barn he fired without an order from the officer in command, whose plan was to capture Booth alive. " k For this reason, Corbett's servive as a soldier was not at . all satisfactory. But," said.;,. Ben: Perley Poore, the veteran correspondent, talking about the matter, "It was more than satis factory to Corbett. He thought that the act made him a , hero, second .-to none, for he believed 1 that the' man who, all alone, avenged the assassin ation of the president was greater than Grant, who required so many assist ants, to chastise the rebels. -He thought the country onght to have canouized him. He hung around Washingtn here until his enlisted term expired, and during all that time he .was a per fect nuisance. Of all the " men with grievances that from'time to time have pestered Washington, he was about the very worst. He haunted the news paper offices, the reporters could not keep him awav. He had done a deed of transcendent greatBesi, ami the un grateful country did not recognize it. The circumstance of his killing Booth never raised Corbett to any distinc tion. He was known only as a: nui sance. Wasliinglon Special, .-. a- This magnificent looking girl who swings along at a four-mile gait is not only a subject for.refLctiortr - she is a theme for admiralion, for congratula tion for tenderness, and the sight of her sends ten thousand new impulses through the mind and heart. This is American womanhood. Not the.A merican womanhood of .Washington Irving's day, when flimsy dresses were in style, which wre dampened at night to make them cling closely to the form, and when shoes with paper soles were in general favor and the donning of them was as good a.8 a cordial invi tation to the pneumonia. Xo; thgse were the days not only of meager brains, but of diseased and dyspeptic hearts, pinched cheeks and fragile limbs. American womanhood of the past was a ghost. ."This is the American womanhood of to-day, and even more truely of the future, heaven be praised.' . Look at the rosy cheeks, the sparkling eyes, the shoulders thrown back, the firm and certain, step. Notice how well nourished the cheeks are, how deep and true the inspirations, and how plump and well rounded the arms, which taper dowu to the well-gloved hands. Is it not a glorious sight? There is no chauce for paper soled shoes here. Broad, substantially-soled button boots cqver the handsome, muscular feet, and in place of the tawdry costume whose likeness is preserved for us by dozens of our engravings, here we have a neat and well-made cloth suit, which fits the owner's forru to perfection. Can anything be more satisfactory to eye than the picture of honest 'health, of alert though not perhaps of subtle intelligence, , and womanly beauty? There may be tio suggertions of sen timentality here, nothing of what ev-ery-day novelists call poetry, and there is no romantic melancholy, but, with out any sacrifice of womanliness there is grace, and above all, there are life and strngth. -Topeka Commonwealth. Progressing Backwards, According to a writer In the Century JIagazine, the nations now have two md a quarter million of men under arms, and twice that immense number in reserve, ready to cut each other's throats according to the modern iiu provements of warfare. This is not nu encouraging characteristic of this Age of Progress. It is progressing backward toward, barbarism. It proves that there Li something radical ly defective ia systems of government which have to be upheld by ix or seven millions of bayonets. TV? sav age tribes of interior Africa can make ait good a showing us this. But the nation that has progressed furthest backward is the English. Her army has t( fe increased, not tt fight a fojeign foe, but to evict poor Irish tenants from their humble cabins. Hep generals gain glory by conducting a campaign against the hut of some bed 1 ridden widow. Her gallant colonels win' the Victoria Cross by their bravery in throwing a sick baby out into the road. The Russians, the Germausand the French have at least the excuse for . their armaments that they fear attack or long to carry out ambitious projects; but the British government, under Lords Salisbury and Hartington, battles with starving peasants aud bullies Irish bibles. And yet England is sometimes satirically called a civilized nation.- 3T. 1. IHs patcli. ' ELLiINOOD. Boom! Boom!! Biwrn!!! Boom meetings every Tuesday even ing. Joe Rcietzle was in Kansas City last week. Rev. Bixler preached his farewell sermon at the M. E. church Sunday evening. B. F. Putmun left for Kansas City last week with several car loads of cat tle. Frank Batehman and lady of Nicker son, where Frank is employed by the Santa Fe', was in town Friday, The Presbyterian church social will meet at the residence of Mrs. W. Halsey. . Jjast Monday VviJl loung and Miss Mattie Cindermau were united' by marriage, the Rev, A. Ehlers perform she ceremony. Hon. H. S. Roetzle returned from Topeka last Saturday evening and was serenaded by the Ellin wood City band, who discoursed some fine music. Saturday night a - fire broke out in the residence ot Dr. F. M. Campbell. As we understand the fire came' from the chimney, which caught fire. Most of the household goods were saved, also some damage was done. It was in sured partly. H. H. Cauned sweet potatoes at C. & A.'s Some of the best dried fruits you ever saw at C. & A.'s. , - "-- Save money by buying your oys ter in bulk from C. & A. You will find a nice lot of dressed chickens and turkeys on hand at t .. ' 3LT I REAL E S TATE, Those Desiring to CATCH OUST! TO 'i? V-T Fi By making some good investments in real estate while property is at low figures should call at " ' 'S LAND OFFICE! Who has a fiue lis't of property, as well as the BEST BARGAINS, of" any agency in the city. Choice vacant BTJSIITBSS r LOTS, ELEGANT SUBURB AH TRACTS'! From one acre up; good residence property and a few good business properties in good locations at RGAiS! A large amount of property will change hands in this city in the next few. .mouths, and big money can be made in judicious investments. Those who buy first can double their money in the next ninety days. Also farms in Barton, Stafford and Rush counties, on easy terms. Lots in old city limits, lots in Heizer Park addition, lots ia College Grove addi tion, lots in Bonewitz addition. Lets Sold on Monthly Payments Land and Loan Agent, Great Bend, ; : Kas. WELL DRILLING! FARMERS and 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 for drilling 50 cent per foot, or 75 cent including tubing complete with Galvanized Iron No. 22, 6 inches in diameter, locked and riveted ; the beet that is made. Plenty of water and satisfaction guaranteed, or no pay required. Orders left at Henry Wi'ldgen's barn, south side ot the square will receive prompt attention. l i JOSEPH WILDGKEN; r BIILIIISTT "O wad some pow'r the giftiegie us To see oursels as itfaers see us! It wad.frae'many a blunder free us And fuoUsh. notion ; What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e ujJ And ev'n devotion." LU DC There wqre four crows sat on the gro- und Carrot colored, brlndle, white and brown; Said one old crow unto his mates: "Keeney is getting away with the baggage of latel" Said the old white crow, with solemn mien. In the most solemii manner ever was seen: "Something must be done, or sure as you're born We'U hare to eat shucks, instead of corn!" The wise old crow then crooked his jaw And slowlyst-ratc-hing his, beak with his claw, Said, "Surely, something has got to be done For Keeney he U a son of a gun!' Then they all looked as wise as wise could be And the wise old crow looked the wis est of three, CO LU J. V. BR9R3KPHAS3 & CO., BAN ESTABLISHED IN 1874. DOES .A. GENERAL EVTSKHSTGr BXJSI3STESS. CS-icesfct Bend, 3ESl,:o.s,s- $500,000 MM ft On long time, with the privilege ot paying at any time. B03K B AilES-HnSBARD B10C& . - .TOT. EH- IRELAKTD. Groceries, Glassware, Queensware ete-. etc- A LARGE STOCK OF PURE GOODS ATJLOW PRICES! Four Doors South of Opera Block, Great Bend. ROBINSON & STERRETT, DEALERS IN STOVES Hardware and Implements. MAKE A SPECIALTY OP Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware. 2LLLN STREET, SOUTH OF LELAND HOTEL. BRINKMAN BROS. & GWINN. Dealers in Lumber, Sash, DOORSJilTD BHiinSTDS. ' Plasterers' Supplies and everything pertaining to : house building. A full line i EVERY : GALLON Souti&sst." Corner Sqnare, ' - K AUTHORS As be said in a roice so solemn and low, "We'll go out and cov pel people to buy, you know" Then they all joined in 'A loud refrain For they had, (in their minds,) Downed Keener again. JO O "There was a man in our town. And he was wondrous wise ; lie j umped into a bramble bush And scratched out both his eyes." Moral. 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." JO "But, mousie, thou art no thy lane. In proving, foresight may be vain : The best laid schemeso' 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 either bold or drive. t KBE to Loan. PFH PFiT ffi TliMRE, of Kaw Valley 'Paints. s WARRANTED., . GREAT BEHD, .KAHSAS. ATTORNEYS. TILEO. C. COLE. ELRICK.C. COLE. 1 County Attorney. COLE BliOTlTEHS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office In Court House. WCounscl in Gennanby Tbeo. CCole. MAHER & OSMOND, ATTO R N EYS-AT- LAW. Rooms 4 and 5 in Aden's Bloci, GREAT BEND - - KAtf. SAM. J. DAY, Attorney at Law VMLLNER BLOCK, Great Bend, : : : Ivans as. R. T. EWALT. Kutary. J. H.J?EJfSNT. . EWALT & BEMENT, . Attorneys at Law, Real Estate and Loan Agents, Qollecting a Specialty, Rent Property and Fay -Taxes. C. F. DIFFEN BACH EE, D. A. BANT A. StFfEHBiCSES &BAKTA, Attorneys at Law Office in AIIen-Hublmrd Block, rooms 9 and 11. PHYSICIANS. F. MGHTFOOT, Physician & Surgeon- Headquarters at Alieal Drug Ktre S. J. SHAW, CYL . OFFICE Allen's 331oclr, GREAT BEND. KAN, L T. MeCOEMICK, M. DM Physician & Surgeon.- OSoe over Dodgre & Co.'s Hardware Store Northwest Corner Square PHYSICIAN MD IIEADQUAKTEES AT Burson 5 Shaws Dmg Stbre. HOTELS AND RESTAURANT. Teres Biasonable. Good Sacipl Rooms. EAST BJHa OF 8QTTASZC. Great Bend - -. - Kansas. VALLEY BEOITSEc Near the Depot. Best accommodations la the city for the money. Transient, SL60 pe day. Day board per week, K.00l A good feed stable attached. 2V. H. HOL3IE8, Proprletoa . J. TROIIXETT, Bestaurant and Confectidnery, day board and lodging'. Fine cigars and tobacco, caz . dies, etc., always on band. All kinds of drinks in their season. Oysters in eTory style. 9 Forest Avenue, first door west of tke pott offlce. "W iagon -:- Maker; AND F. 51. HOIGE'3 OLD STAND, - j Williams Ave., GREAT BEND. CHAS. BEYE, DEALER IN GROCERIES, PROVISIONS AMD PHODOCE. A new and splendid line.. of gooda, whirri T am aelliner at the rerv lowest figures. When you need 'any thing m Lis line give nim a can. First door north of Kobinson &, Sterv ett'a hardware store.