GREAT BEXD, KANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1887.
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A flnjj job lot of "crooked" land
agents of Garden City, have been
bounced out of business by the powers
that be, for taking in the unsuspecting
'tender feef' -with their ways that are
dark and tricks that are vain.
Again we want to put in a word
relative to the question of lighting our
streets. Strangers coming to our town
are at a loss to know why Great Bend
should be behind her neighbors in this
particular when she is t-o far ahead of
them in other improvements. Our
people who chance to spend an evening
in Lamed "come back loaded to the
muzzle with praises of the street lights
down there, attd still no action is taken
toward perfecting arrangements for
the lighting of our city. Light up, we
-, Tiik Euyle-Optic, in a lenghthy arti
cle this week, explains how the silk
culture station was moved from Larned
to Peabody. "We were ready to rejoice
with our progressive sister when we
learned that she was fortunate enough
To secure this coveted prize; but now
that it has been snatched from her we
are ready to weep with her. If the
statements of the Eagle-Optic are true
a little investigation is in order, and if
not true an investigation is still de
manded to clear the calumny on some
of thbse parties into whose hands the
state, has intrusted this matter.
In advocating the necessity of vari
ous public improvements we are met
with the question, of 'iiow are we go-
"ing to do it, with our present lack of
ready cash?" This is a pertinent ques
tion, and one we wotdd like to hear dis
cussed by our citizens. We have heard
talk of an occupation tax, one that
would be fair and just to all branches
of trade, and would, if levied give our
council sufficient funds to go on with
various little matters the aggregate of
which makes a crying need for atten
tion. If such a tax could be levied and
collected with fairness and satisfaction
tcrtill'tfe "wo'uhf heartily support the
measure. Let us hear from our able
financiers on the questions herein
We do not want to oiler any predic
tion that will cause the hearts of our
people to sink or their enthusiasm to
."aite in its high course; but the signs
are ominous, and we cannot refrain
from voicing a warning cry and putting
you on your guard. There is touble
ahead. AVithin a few short days things
will be torn upside down in our fair
city. The souls of our brave citizens
will be lilled with purturbation and
the soles of their feet with carpet tacks.
Our eyes will be dimmed with, the tears
of discord and the dust of turned car
pets, and anguish and cold grub will
be the portion allotted to our male
population, for the first of May will
soon be upon us and house-cleaning
time will appear.
The Kansas 2irmcr issued last week
has a full report of the crops and stock
in all parts of Kansas. The state is in
good condition, farmers are at work
with a will and a ceasless tide of im
migration is setting in. A summary
of the report shows that the past win
ter was mild, especially favorable to
stock, which is in better condition than
usual at this tiuie of year. Feed is
abundant and stock was going onto
grass in .good health, AVinter wheat
is in good condition, though the acre
age is not as large us in former years,
and it needs rain in some localities.
An increasing acreage of oats is sown,
great many fields are n.ow green and
lie com area, will greatly exceed that
a;iy former year. Tame grasses
have done well generally, damaged in
some- places by the dry weather of last
year, A great deal, of grass seed is be
' jiig son this pr!i)g-niore than ever
jpefore. Fruit prospect is good except
for- peaches. Iuunigration is mostly to
the western counties, though great
"nv well-conditioned newcomers are
" - . old counties, buying
scattering over ... , ..Hsiliess
improveu larms or going into .
in the towns. The number of people
coming in is large beyond all precedent.
Medium: Whom do you wish to
see, madam? My husband. He was
allers asking people in this world.
"Is it not enough for you?" au' now
I want to put the same question to
him. , ,
If a hlind man gives a note "pay
able two da' 4 after sight," when does
it become due?
Everybody Busy - Carpenters,
Painters and Masons
A Hurried Round-up of the Town
Buildings going' up on Every
Hand The Sound of the
Hammer is , a Tinkling
Harbinger of the
x of our City.
Making a hasty drive over the city,
we were enabled to gather some inter
esting facts relative to what is being
done to the resident portion of the
town. Here are a few of the resi
dences in course of construction:
. J. A. Argabrite, handsome frame
residence, to cost about $2,500 on Avest
side of the town.
C. B. Gillis, a large two-story frame
with one-story wing about ready for
JD. E. Hughes, two-story square
frame, all inclosed.
Ehner - Sowders, two-story frame,
just finished, in southwest part of city.
J. II. Hubbard, a story and a half
frame, Queen Anna style to cost, when
completed, about $4,000, on West For
O. A. 'Martin, a large two-story
square frame, in College addition.
J. II. Harper, a fine, live-room frame
with handsome porches, in lleizer Park
John Frye, a large two-story frame
cottage near College dormatory.
"Will Bonner, a neat frame cottage;
Dr. Hiss, frame addition to his resi
dence on Forest avenue.
Chas. E. Sowle, a large two-story
square frame with good stables and
outbuildings; south part of city.
Prof. Wm. Beece, two-story frame
addition to residence in northwest part
Spencer So Spencer, large frame shop
to take place of the old one which was
Mrs. J. A. Minnis, neat frame cot
tage on East Broadway.
Mr. Elston, a neat frame cottage,
east side of city.
E. G. Hill, neat story and a half
frame, east side.
Mrs. Dunn, large two-story frame,
east side of city. '
James Slinn, a two-room frame addi
tion, and new fences, etc., east side.
Frank Mayback, three-room frame
cottage, east side.
II. T. Ewalt, large two-story frame
L. J. Barker, frame addition to resi
dence on Broadway.
Besides these, there are twenty-live
other residences in course of erection,
the owners of which we did not learn,
making a total of forty-four, in all,
and the work on most of them was
commenced within the last month.
We found but one vacant house
ready for occupancy, and understand
this is already rented by a party who
is moving his family here from the
They call our fair state "Windy
Kansas," the plodders beyond the great
rivers, where they dwell, and dwell
and dwell. If they were here th's
spring, they could g?ve their derisive
term a little meaning. For the wind
blows with aggravating steadiness.
But what matters it? Better a stout,
wholesome gale than a wearying calm;
better even a cyclone than stagnation.
The dwellers beyond the Missouri and
Mississippi 'sand or sit afar off and
Whittle at their little pine sticks and
chatter in an unthinking May about
Kansas, and prophesy evil times for
her people. There is to be, of course,
a grand Iwst-up of everything and they
shake their heads ami feel sorr? Ior
her. They should come west, these
unchanging dwellers, and see for them
selves see U magnificent common
wealth, vast in area, abundant in re,
sources, and throbbing with the in
tense energy born of this niijigling of
mental and physical electricity; where
to conceive is to resolve, to resolve is to
execute, to execute is to set one-half
the country wondering and the other
half wailing. Out here we like it
this rushing,; whirling, . never-let-up
i style of carrying on our private affairs.
Some things are done that don't suit
all of us, some things left undone that
some of us think ought to be done; but
we know that all the time we are go
ahead with marvelous speed; that we
are outstripping anything else on the
road. And we don't propose to go
slow or turn out lest there le a possi
ble stump here and there. Let the
dwellers toward the rising sun scare at
stumps, start at shadows and stand
still in dread of the exertion or the
cost of moving; the-..people of -Kansas
are on the road at a wiiuiing gate, and
they wili "get there, Elf,' because they
have resolved to do so. Salina Herald.
Alhioa Township Items.
Feeding times are over.
Geo. Iiicknell is getting out stoue
ror another stock stable.
John Schwartz's children have been
wrestling with the measles.
The fruit prospects seems still to be
good and not seriously impaired by
the late frost.
Miss Cope commences her first term
of school at District No. 78 school
house next Monday.
The school board of District No. 78
have contracted for new seats, desks,
etc., to put iu the school houe.
Matt Lowers took in eleven dollars
from the county treasury for wolf
scalps, all captured from one nest.
AV. Dl Bradshaw, "Old Hermit,"
contemplates going1 into the lime burn
ing business on his farm this season.
Numbers of our farmers had an over
production of feed for stock last fall,
which will go over for next winter.
Frank Eveleigh has improved his
farm with a house, pasture, etc., but
what is the cage worth without a bird
to put in it?
One man we know of has taken the
job, with a single team, of cultivating
in good order, one hundred acres of
corn this season.
The Missouri Pacific railroad com-'
paiiy are building a large water tank
on the creek south of Dan Linder's
and aregetting ready to build a new
depot on or near the site of the one
recently burned down.
Calvin Iteeder was in Great Bend
August Bruiner is living upon
Henry Elling's place.
Our postmaster, Mr. Wilkitou, is
selling groceries at Albert.
Wheat and oats are looking nicely.
That rain insures a plentiful harvest.
"What has become of Ell in wood's
boom?" inquires "II. II." Why, bless
you, it has come to Clarence.
It was a "picture of whoa," ihat
we witnessed, when John Junreiisen's
horses were having a picnic the other
Marquet Jurgenseu is setting out a
large number of fruit and ornamental
trees this spring. Let us all follow
Mr. J.'s example.
A few of our farmers are planting
coru. -Lastimr is rami Jv zrainimr m
favor among the ''Sons of Toil'' in this
part of the county.
The beauty of our fertile valley is
enhanced now, by great profusion of
green leaves and white flowers upon
the trees, which skirt the Dry Wal
Coyotes are getting to be very num
erous out here aud are developing an
aunoying amount of cheek aud audac
ity. Why don't Clarence wake up,
orgauize a ring hunt, and thus effect
ually get rid of these troublesome
Last Friday while Albert Ehreu-
sperger was raking up potato mulch
ing his borse became disgusted with
the high wind, and made up his mind
to strike. This revolation he imme
tinitiaW put into flect by making 2:40
timp for thp stable, onp mile cUctanL
When Albert reached the Etable- ( cur
tain drops. Nothing was badly broken
but Albert's temper and the third
commandment, which was pardonable
under the circumstances.)
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Office over Dolfre & Co.'a Hardware Store,
Iorthwei;t Cornc-r Square.
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