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B JJITOH COUNTY DEMOCRAT
OFFICIAL PAF2? OF 8&&T0S- CflWIT-
A ' nw crossing is going down in
front of the postoflice. Good move.
. The street commissioner is doing
some good work in the east end of
Messrs. Richcreek & 'Jennison are
moving tieir law office into Opera
House block, up stairs, east entrance.
The Little RiAer R. R. has located
a town on the west side of 'Squire
Rearick's'farm, in Beaver township.
The Santa Fe trains from the east
are nearly always late now. We pre
sume this due to the immense travel.
The Christian church will hold ser
vices at the (JourtHouse each evening
this week, at 8 o'clock. Everybody
Mr. A. Campbell, whose home is
day. Mr. Campbell reports wheat
prospects good in his locality.
The Morrison Bros., contractors
and builders, inform us that
they employ now over fifty men daily.
All other contractors throughout the
city are running all the hands they
can get hold of.
Some parties in Great Bend are
now contemplating sinking artesian
wells; and from indications and
pointers recently obtained, there
seems a fair probability they will
make them a success.
II. C. Diehl came in from Mont
rose, Colorado, where he has been
residing the past two years. His
farmiliar face looks natural on our
streets again and we hope he has
come back to stay in God's country.
Mr. Ed. Anshutz,of Stafford county,
made us a pleasant call this morning.
He reports wheat looking well in his
.part of the country. His home is in
the north part of Stafford and like all
the rest of the people in that part of
the country would like to. be attached
"Sing a song of sixpence a town
full of booms, four and tweuty kick
ers laid in their tombs. When the
tomfes are open, the cranks begin to
kick, up stepped a boomer and
dumped them in the creek." Omoego
Ope of the highest compliments
visitors pay our county and city is
the general remark that few places
they have yet seen presented such
pictures of health and enterprise gen
erally pervading the multitudes of
people on the streets as is seen upon
those of Great Bend.
It is next to an impossibility for
one to secure a seat on a west-bound
Santa Fe train. Where all the peo
ple are going, is a wonder; but they
cnr tir!ilfmtl v arIii(r snm(wfipr nnr?
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judging from the amount of baggage
carried by most of them, they are
going to stay.
A prominent business man sug
gested that we join in a concerted ef
fort to induce some man t come here
and start an egg-making establish
ruent. This thing of the hens
throughout the county quitting busi
ness whenever the price of eggs reach
the highest notch, is becoming mo
notonous and expensive.
Mr. W. B. Bruce, of Clarence, was
iu town to-day and says that the com
munity up there has considerable ex
citement over some kind of wild
beast that is killing dogs, calves, etc.,
in a wholesale manner. The people
are undecided as to what it is. Some
say it is one thing and others think
Tuesday eve the sixty-eighth anni
versary of Odd Fellowship was cele
brated by the orders at their hall in
this city. Quite a number of the
members of the order from Larned
came down on the evening train.
If hey xere shuyn around ur cjty jn
carriages and entertained with a sup
per- An exceedingly pleasant time
was enjoyed by all participating.
Last night a car-load of men .was
jjhjpped to thU plaee by thei feJanta Fe
railroad for the purpose of building
thair new" depot. We understand
from one statement to-day that the
new building will bo about two
squares weft of the present depot and
from another source we learn that the
ill not be changed, but
. an addition will be built to prt!?nt de"
pot. We do not pretend to say when
l vjI be, but merely recite what we
We heard a Bender yesterday com
menting on the new walk trom the
Union to Charley Di-dge's. He said
the intention of the builders appeared
first to be to run the walk around
Charley's hen house; but, after get
ting out a few blocks, they changed
their minds and concluded to go over
by way of Prof. Baldwin's, doubtless
expecting to get a "druggist's certifi
cate," or a "marriage permit."
Here is what the Hutchinson New
says about Ellin wood, and every word
is lichly deserved by our stirring
"Ellinwood, last, but not least, to
report to the columns of your paper,
is coming to the front as one of the
prosperous cities of the great Arkan
sas valley. Surrounded by a wealthy,
populous and prosperous farming
community, she ranks among the best
grain and shipping points in the val
lev. With her three large elevators
and large flouring mills, she affords
good facilities for nandling gram.
Public School Notes.
Hew pupils are starting to school
every few days.
Do noi fail to attend the lectures
given by Prof. Elmer.
Following is the literary pro
gramme for Friday, April 29;
Music By society.
Recitation May Winterburg.
Selection Mamie Golton.
Essay Dora Wesley.
Music Instru mental.
Declamation Frank Wilson.
Essay Ernest Bolinger.
Selection Laura Humphrey.
Debate I Aff'' Mattie Fruit
rebate j Ngg Jennie Turner
Music By society.
Recitation Clara Schneider.
Selection Lucy Miller.
Character Edith Carr.
Recitation Archie Reece.
Music By society.
Farmers are all busy planting corn.
Dr. Harris has been quite ill for a
Robert Smart is quite sick with ty
Will Atkins has received a fine new
J. A. Dusenbury returned from a
visit to California Friday.
John Wolf was down to St. John
last week and reports it booming.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Zu tavern and
Messrs. J. V. Brink man and Chas.
Beve attended the funeral of Mr.
Al. Itadke and family, former citi
zens of Ellinwood, came down from
Ellsworth I riday.
Mr. A. TJlshofer returned from K.
C. Sunday evening, where he has
been visiting friends for the past few
Died Mr. Lambert Vossen, aged
61 years, on Sunday last at 11:45
o'clock. Funeral services were held
at the Catholic church Monday, Apl.
25, at 3 p. m. Mr. Vossen came to
Kansas m 18 8, and came to .hllm-
wood six years ago and started a res
taurant which he ran until his death.
The deceased leaves a family of a wife
and three young men, who have the
sympathy of all in this hour of their
bereavement. n. n.
Married At the residence of
brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack
son Parr, one mile east of Hoising
tou, on Saturday, April 24, 1887,
Mr. Hart Alton to Miss Luie Parr,
both of Barton County, Rev. De-
Mr. Alton is an industrious young
man of good habits liked by all who
know him. Miss Parr is an accomp
lished youcg lady beloved by all.
The ceremony took place about 2
o'clock, in the presence of about
fifty friends. After the ceremony
and congratulations were over dinner
was called, and let me say right here
that if ever there was a table well
spread with the most delicious viands
this one was. Below we give a list
of the presents:
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown, set ot
knives; C. K. Grimes, set of tea
spoons; Mr. and jrf p, p. Luse,
set of tablespoous and butter knife;
. M. Shadtord, lamp and shade;
Mr. and Mrs. Tapp, water pitcher;
Marshal Smth, molases pitcher; Mr.
and Mrs. Halt cake dish; Freddie
Halt, pick,!) dUh John II. Pilking-
tou, Jarge album; Mr. and Mrs.
Brooker, two silk handkerchiefs; Mr.
and Mrs. Gilhion, fruit dish; Mr!
Kilgrove, fret of glass dishes; Mr. and
Mrs. 0, L, Burnan, ice pitcher; M:ss
Shriwise, jelly dish; Mr. and Mrs.
Parlie BIoss, water set; Mr. and Mrs.
Jackson Parr, due drop glass set; F.
A. Bl'.-ss, bread platter. Mr. and
Mrs. Alton" have tb host wishes of
all friend f-r their future happiness"
and prosperity. D. C. j.
- A tender rail of rcreea niloms the willows;
The grass is springing up In suaay places;
The see no lor.gr holds in t-hiLas the billow;
The vio'.ets soon -will siow tteir modest faces.
Oh Spring; Xair Spring, we hasten forth to greet
Our frost-bound hearts throb with fresi joy to
Thus -vrroto the Pott, and he read it over
Being quite youn? with modest approbation.
Gazing- across a field or (last year s) clover.
And exercising his imagination.
And being caught by several April showers,
He only murmured something of "May flowers."
But the next morning, with a north wind blow
And leaden skies above, he chtttged his ditty.
44 No V growled he, I wUl not look how its
PuU down the blind, if you've a spark of pity.
Stir up the tire, and make it kindle faster;
And will you mix me that red-pepper plaster?
If any thin? could start my circulation.
'Twoull fce that Pilgrim Father s business,
To think they undertook to found a nation.
And counted on its future so securely;
After they'd seen no it was not sublime it
Was idiotic settling in this cl mats:
Margaret I litidetjrift, i,i Century.
Something of the Inhabitant of the Coun
try Kouuii About.
The distance across Behring's Straits, at
the narrowest point, is about six times the
distance from South Ferry to Staten Isl
and a fact which shows rather smpres-
Bively how slight were the obstacles in
prehistoric times to the spread of popula
tions from Asia to America, luxcept lor
dense .fogs and a chop sea, scarcely any
serious impediments would have been en
countered by those early navigators. The
human beings who inhabit these inhospita
ble shores at the present day, "says a
writer in Harper naturally po3ses3 strong
claims to our interest and studj', for here
in Behring's Straits, and not at Eric the
Red's voyag3 of discovery, not at the en
terprise of .Christopher Columbus, one
might say, without too great assumption,
American history makes its beginning.
Our illustrations, from pomts along the
contiguous shores, both in Alaska and
Siberia, facilitate a study of this engaging
theme. Underground houses are prevalent
throughout the localities, and notably so
on the American side. Usually the en
trance to the housa proper is through a
narrow horizontal underground passage-
KOWAK RIVER NATIVE.
way, extending from the house itself to aiv
opsning that leads to the surface. Some
times this opening is covered over with a
rude house or shed as a protection from
storms, but it is frequently without cover
of any kind. On the Siberian shore de
serted houses of this description have been
found, the races vh:ch built and used them
having passed away a fact showing how
uncivilized races may possess their ruined
towns and deserted royal residences as
well as mora famous nattoas. Hous3
erected above ground, such us those at
Plover Bay, frequently have their frames in
geniously constructed of large bone3 taken
trom the whale or walrus, theo houses be
ing-often used as -summer hom?s. Many
of the skin-covered canoes also have their
frames made of bones. The ooiniak is a
boat rather liable to be upset, and the na
tive contrives to meet this unpleasant con
tingency by attaching to his boat a sort of
water-tight compartment consisting of a
whole seal-skin sewn up tightly and filled
with air. Not less curious than their boats
and houses are the graveyards of our arctic
fellow-countrymen. Scarcely any recol
lection that the traveler brings home is
more striking and weird, or more hideous.
Plover Bay, in Siberia, has been for for
ty years or more a whaling station of some
importance, having a harbor excellently
well sheltered from the driving storm?,
which at certain season make navigation
extremely difficult. It was here that the
English naval ship Plover waj laid up in
the wintcY of lS4i-9, when searching for
Sir John Franklin. Of course the bay took
its name frcm the ship. Th3 church of St.
Michael's (a port for the great Yukon re
gion of Alaska) is a pictur esque relic of
the Czar's long domination in this corner
of America. In the days" of Alexander
Baranoff St. Michael's was a fortress, and
one of the several towns, a thousand or
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rSDIAX GRAVE, POIXT HOPE.
more miles distant from Sitka, to which
merchants carried the flag an 1 religion or
the Romanoffs, point Barrow is one point
further north, and the mother and child
may be taken, perhaps, for the sole resi
dents of that locality whose portraits have
reached the metropolis. St. Paul's Island,
where fur seal are shown in their summer
quarters, where also they are captured and
slaughtered, lies far south of thj straits in
the open Behring Sea, and on the maps is
usually a mere dot in the midst -Of a vast
area of water.
A Gate Fastener.
A correspondent writing tq tho J2ral
Xeu Yorker say3 ; There ha betn much to
say about gates. ii the Xural, bat net much
to &ay afeuut the way to fasten the gate
after you once get it. I refer to sw rig
gates. I tried rope-loops, chains, pe-3
and turn-pins, and none of them, gave sat
isfaction. The fastening, shown m the aj
companying 'illustration, is. th Vt I have-
ever used. Stock raisers who are j-iin-.ited
near a railroad should look car uiiy to
their gate fastenings. The one I biuw wUl
"Stttdt rather to fill your mind than
your coffers," advises Seneca, "krwin
that gold and silver ri--: v-'--
trled yritt Ciit. liil t,Vii':i,u or V jU
text X?s4ip. t
" A MORMON C31RLS FATE.
The Dramatic Story of Pretty Mary
and Ir Two LoTrr.
Aceoriia- to a Jar'cht (Utah) corre
spondent of-tha New York Sun, sixteen
years ago Samuel Bates, a Mormon, then
the possessor of two wives. Ana and
Jare, the latter being childless, took Mary
Leo, an orphan, to bring up according to
the rites of the Church of the Latter Day
Saints. As Ann hai many children tc
comfort her the babe was placed in charge
cf Jane, a devout Mormon, herself born in
the faith. Mary Lee's parents were from
England. Her mother was a delicate lit
tle woman, well remembered by many
here as a tearful and unhappy "person.
Times were hard with them when they
first appeared here, and they grew harder
for some reason. Just as her husband
was about to take a second wife, evident
ly against the . wishes of the com
panion of his youth, hs was killed in
a suow slide, and three months after that,
the widow died, some say of a broken
heart, leaving little Mary alone in the
world. Samuel Bates was something of a
man among the Mormons. He was called
brother Bates. His first wife was a hard,
coarse woman, but Jane, to whom the lit
tle orj haa went, was tender, rather g-ood
looking, an I filled with a stern and un
bending faith in the divinity of her re
ligion and a determination to 'live" it to
the end. The child which thus fell to her
partook of her dead mother's disposition.
As she grew to womanhood she became
fair to a degree not often seen in these
parts, but in spirits she was gloomy, sad,
and reticent. Surrounded by Mormons
and taught by the pious Jane, she became
almost a fanatie on the subject of re
ligion herself, and readily accepted all
that was instilled into her mind as the in
spiration of the Lord.
A year or two ago Mary Lee became ac
quainted with a young man living in a
mining camp not far from here, a Gentile,
of course, as no Mormon delves for gold
and silver. The youth, Seth Bentley by
name, rarely lost an opportunity to pay
the girl little attentions, and at length it
became the rumor that he was her ac
cepted lover. She would stroll away to
the foot hills to meet him, of evenings
they would be seen by the mountain .brook
which winds through the town, and on
Sunday of'.ernoons, particularly when
Brother Bates was away from home, they
would be riding or walking together.
Jane made no opposition to the intimacy,
but when Brother Bates' attention was
called to the matter he felt that it was his
duty to interfere. Little by little Jane's
mind was won over to his way of think
ing, though at first she had been unsus
pecting. Bentley was forbidden the
house, and the girl was told
that sh3 must never meet him
again. But they met after this,
not as a result of Mary's disobedience,
but by reason of Bentley's persistence.
He found her one day last summer do i n
by the brook, and when sh 3 would have
run from him he caught her, and, holding
her closely, he told her of his afTectiou for
her, and entreated her to become his
wife, and in return received some en
couragement. From that time on they
met occasionally, unknown to Brother
Bates or to Jane.
In September Brother Bate3 went to
New Mexico on an exhortation tour, and
when ho returned in October ho brought
back with him a Mormon elder named
Cratty, who, seeing Mary Lee, bethought
mm that he would like to take another
wife, hi3 fifth, and he accordingly
broached the subj ?ct to her on tho second
day after his arrival. The girl repelel
him with horror, but he pressed his suit,
and at length brought Brother Bates to
his assistance. At first Jane opposed the
proposition. She was a sincere Mormon,
but her affeclion for her foster child got
the better of her faith for a time, and
until she could be placated Elder
Cratty had to hang his harp on
the willow. The means resorted to to
bring Jane to see tho error of her ways
are familiar to all who have had inter
course with the strange people who in
habit the ;e vclleys. Brother Bates had a
vision. Then Elder Cratty had a vision.
Then a Bishop who was passing through
Jericho valley had a vision. Then the
Sunday-school superintendent, the Sun
day-school teachers, and the local elders
and missionaries had visions. By a singu
lar concensus of opinion all had seen the
same thing. Mary Lee was God's choice
for Elder Cratty's wife. Still the girl,
now most of the time in tears, like her
unhappy mother, dead sixteen years,
shrank from the proffer of the visitor and
her foster-mother, the kindly but super
stitious Jane, still demurred, though
growing weaker and weaker in her op
position. The visions failing of the desired effect,
Elder Cratty and Brother Bates went up
into the mountains some time, and,
fasting for fourteen days and ni'at
they wrestled with t Lord,
and at the end their vigil
they were rewpe by seeing a great
light iicaring a voic3 from Heaven
saying that Elder Cratty should take
Mary Lee to wife, and that further delay
would be both unseemly and displeasing
to the Lord. With this revelation and the
further assurance that a spirit had ap
peared unto Cratty in a vision saying that
if Mary Lee would marry him she would
receive the requisite affection for her hus
band by praying for it in the temple, the
two wended their way homeward and
communicated to Jano the result of their
prayers and fastings. In the face of such
undoubted evidence of the Lord's ap
proval that good woman could say no
core, and taking the girl to one side she
advised her to give up her Gentile lover
and cling to the husband selected for her
by God, who had promised his servants
that if she did not love him now the spirit
would confer great and surpassing affec
tion upon her at her nuptials.
Mary Lee's own faith was strong,
and her inclination to follow
the teachings of her re
ligion was great; but it took many more
interviews to bring her to admit that she
had decided to obey the command. When
she at last gave her consent there was
much joy in Jericho valley, and a great
company was made up to go along with
the wedding party to the temple. They
were to start by wagons on a Monday
When the sun came up'over tho moun
tain range that morning it saw Mary Lee
down by the brook, revolver in hand,
stone dead. She had risen during the
night, and having sought a secluded spot
where she and Bently often met, she had
taken her appeal at once to the Judge of
I all the earth. Her religion would not per-
mit her to marry the man of her choice,
i and her womanhood revolted against the
! alliance which according to earthly inter
, ' pretation, the uaseon powers had arranged
i for her.
Hacgerinsr for Bread and HIk.
A Vermont boy eiglit veita Ci was
, buried sixteen fcevijs. cy the caving in
cf a well, a i:wa.s twenty-two hours bo
' . lore tfceydtT Uiia out. All the remarks
' &e made were that he f&it sleepy and
wicted a bowl cf bread and raiiic
I PEPi CEBIT. LOAMS!
WITH PRIVILEGE TO PAY AT ANY TIME'
-A.. ZEE- BAKER,
ROBINSON & STERBETT.
MAKE A SPECIALTY OP
Tin, Sheet Iron
JIAIN STREET, SOUTH
FOR A SQUARE MEAL, CALL AT THE
BABTOH C01TY BAKERY & 1STIDM1T.
FRESH BREAD, PIES, CAKES o
n& a foil lino of Confectioneries cone tan tlj on hand. Abo a fall lln of Ftm)
Groceries, which we sell at the lowest prices. '
DAY BOARDERS WANTED. GITE US A TRIAL.
F'KIaDKAlYIP 5 COHZPAlTlT
MEW GASH STORE!
THE G. A. R. GROCERY
MOW OPEBI FOR BUSIHTESSS!
In the Grand Army Building Main Street with a large
stock of Choice Groceries
Teas and Coffees, Pure New Orlean Molasses,
Pure Sorghum Molasses,
Vermont F.laple Syrup, Pure Sugar Drips, etc.
New Nectarines, Fresh Dates, Choice Figs, French Prunes,
Turkish Prunes, Prime Evaporated Pears, Peaches
and Apples, Fine Dried Raspberries, Black
berries, Pitted Cherries, etc., etc.
Nuts of All Kinds, Valencia and
London Layer Raisins, Choice Lot of Candies,
Edom Pine Apples and young America Cheese,
Cross & Blackwell's Chow Chow, Horseradis and Pickels.
Salt Mackrel in Kits, also in Bulk, and in fact everything'
to be found in a first class grocery house.
AMD SEE ME
GRAHD ARMY BUILDING, HAIII STREET.
FRED W. FT AIM LETS'.
BRINKMAN BROS. & 6V7INN,
Dealers. in Lumber, Sash;
DOORS ZtSTD BLINDS.
Plasterers' Supplies and everything pertaining to house
building. A full line of Kaw Valley Paints.
EVERY : GALLON : 17ARRAHTED.
Xjoazi and Insurance Agczxis.
HAVE FOIt SALE
With Privik-se to
Main Street. - -
and Copper War0
OF LELAND HOTEL.
AND SAVE MONEY
GREAT BEHD, KANSAS.
pay After One YEAR.
- GREAT BEND, Kaa