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yotijjViE iv. GREAT BEND, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JIQfE 9, 1887. NUMBER 10. The latest addition to bur growing list . pf changes' is . they Ells worth Democrat. ft" is neat in typography, newsy and bears marks of editorial 'ability'.' "' "' Tna Topeka Capital speaks of "Ex Governor Jacobs, of Kentucky." Will the Ccipital please tell us when Mr. Jacobs ifra governor of that common wealth? :- ' " ' ..; . The .Leoti Transcript says that for once Leoti ami Cpronadp. have shaken hands and buried the old feud. The common ground of : mutual interest - is the voting of bonds in aid of proposed railroads. Satukday morning .-"at 10 o'clock WiUia'Al iNVhpeJier, 4x-yice president of the United States, died at his home in Malone, New York. .Though not a great man he was far1 above' the aver age politician, and he filled the high office to which he was called in a most creditable and exemplary manner. The Ness City Sintinel says that the reason the Great Bend base ball nine did not play a better game was because the boys need practice. This is' true, and our boys should set to work at once to remedy this . defect. Hut Ness City will find when Great Bend is downed in the series which has been . begun there will have to be a deal of hard playing dune by the opposition. ; Jf the report that the Santa Fe will establish a . line( of weekly steamers 'from Galveston -to-Liverpool -and a tri weeitrjr line from" Galveston to New York, proves true jt will.make that one of the greatest railroad wytems oh this continent.: : It ought . litso to prove , of incalculable value to. the farmers of the Great: Arkansas Valley. For it will give their products a direct outlet to European markets. - Evidently the city authorities of Garden City mean business. Here is what the Democrat says occurred up there the; other day; j hti fi?; ; (. ;,4iSome, thirty-five, of jour, citizens were airested Wednesday charged with maintaining nuisances, in-as-much as their premises were not in the best sanitary condition. A portion of them plead guilty while others had their cases continued. Thursday every" idle man and team in the city was put to work and it is safe to say that in a few days time there will be no healthier city in the state. The officers mean business." .. As nothing has been done to get up a 4th of July celebration in Great BTIuT, we presume our; people have decided to let the tnatter go by default " this year. Larned is still making preparation for a celebration, on a.' 'grand .scale, and we presume niost of our people'who are inclined to honor the day, will go up there. Of course we should' prefer to have sometlung of the kind at home, and in case we da not, a- are sure that our sister city will be glad to welcome us. Larned and this eity, have always maintained the ' most cordial relations and we hope they may be continued. ' Great Bend still "pursues the even tenor of -her way," day after day add ing new enterprises and increasing the number of her citizens. . There is no jjlirry; no feverish excitement. It has ujpme to be regarded as a fixed fact that 'Ul uiuBt one day be a large city, hav ihg many and diversified Interests. We have already three railroads, and freight rates, as compared with other points destitute of railroad competition, are cheap. The man who invests here is trying no experiment. He has every assurance .-that, the ;same steady ad vance iii property j Uiati : we haw wit nessed in the past year or two will be continued. f .COUNTY SEAT FIGHTS. One of the most sensible editorials we have read in.regard to county seat (jghfs. appears, in, the: Johnson City WPt kL ThP H'M!1 very plain terms $ays that h j&paiiion pounty fghf as the direct result of parties from tars den City coming into the county and, for the sake pf making a few dojlars, starting a new town. VVe know notb ing about this particular case, but our observation ' taught us that nine, fenfhspf )p county seat fights that jfaye ragpd jn trestprji &aiRaa fflf pas two yparg are flip result of ouf$de interference. If Jljp resident people pf ajiy iwrtfcnlar county yere let alone, in pjearly every instance, they would settle the question in a just and arnica? bUi way, But the trouble conies iere, $ few mpn from fme outside city or county realizing that if they can buy land and have the county seat located i on it there will be money in it, set to work to get . a certain section of the county interested in their scheme. This they can usually accomplish, and then the fun begins. "We hardly know how this evil can be remedied but it is certainly . great enough to justify legislative action. Every man has, beyond doubt, an alienable right to buy land where he pleases and to lay it off in town lots if he so elects, but no man or set of men has a right to go into a peaceful community and stir up discord and deadly strife among the people for the "money there is in it." The Largest Farm in the World. -In the extreme southwest corner of Louisiana lies the largest producing farm ; in the; world. It runs 100 miles north and south, and many miles east and west, and is owned and operated by a syndicate of northern capitalists. Their general manager, J. B. Watkms, gives an interesting account of this gigantic plantation, which . throws the great Dalrymple farm in Dakota into the shade completely. "The 1,500,000 acres of our tract," Mr. Watkins said, "was purchased in 1882 from the United States Govern ment. At that time it was a vast grazing land for the cattle of the few dealers in the neighborhood. When I took possession I found over 30,000 head of half-wild horses and cattle. My work was to divide the immense tract into convenient pastures, estab lishing stations or ranches every six miles. Tlie -fencing alone cost in the neighborhood of $50,000. The land I found to be best adapted to rice, sugar, corn and cotton. All our cultivating, ditching, etc., is done by steam power. "We take a tract, say a half : mile wide, for instance, and place an engine on each side. The engines are portable, and operate a cable attached to four plows, and under this arrangement we are able to plow thirty acres a day with only the labor of three men. Our harrowing, planting and other cultiva tion is-done in like '-manner; in fact, there is not a single draught . horse on the entire, place.: We have, of course, horses for the herders of cattle, of which we now have 16,000 head. The Southern Pacific ltailroad runs for thirty-six miles through our farm. We have three steamboats operating on the waters of our own estate, upon which there are 300 miles of navigable waters. ; ! W e have an ice house, a bank, a ship yard, and a rice mill." St Louis Republican. . The Kansas Real Estate Market. Lots are selling in Wichita at from 8200 to 830,000 each. In Hutchin son, at from S100 to 512,000, and in Arkansas City about the same. In "Winfield, Wellington and Anthony, lots run from 100 to about 8,000. In Great Bend, Lamed,. Kiusley, Garden City and Dodge City, lots range from $100 to $5,000 and $10, 000. In towns of 500 to 1,500, lots are worth, from 50 up to 500, $1,- 000 and 82,500, according to their lo cation and "boom." In towns in the eastern part of the State, prices range lower in proportion. Ft. Scott prop erty is high, ranking probaly next to Wichita. The real estate market through the. eastern part of the State range duller aud lower on an average than through the southern or western portions. Land over the State ran ges from S5 to 50 per acre. And in some choice locations, where near enough, to rank as city property in the prospective, sells at $1,000 per acre and upwards. Kaiuuts State Real Es tate Journal. Only a Relation by Marriage. He had caught her name in intro as Miss Something, and he was much touched by her beauty. But he did no ljke tlie apparently very friendly terms shp V'as pn. with another fejlqw, and fee began quietly pumping to find out how thipgs stood. "He seems very fond of you?'' he said. "Oh, yesj he rather likes me." 'It looks very serious." HQh, uoj it's, not ?ery serious.8 "B.ut there is something?" "Nothing put of the ordinary. v Perhaps he is a relation.'' "Yes, he's a relation." 'Brother or cousin?" - either. He's only a felftiion by marriage. He's my husband." San Francisco Chromicle. .A Great Profession. An old fellow entered a lawyer's of fice and excitedly exclaimed: "Look here, Colonel, I understand you have been employed by Wilkins to bring suit against me?" "Yes, sir." "But, Colonel, Wilkens accuses me of dishonesty' "What of that?" "What of it! Why, last year you de fended me against just such a charge. "Yes, I remember." . "Of course you do. You said during the trial that you had never met a more honest man than I am, and swore that I could not be guilty of a dishon est action." "Yes, I believe I did."' "I know you did, and, sir, do you know what I'm going to do?" "What?" "I've got witnesses, and I'm going to prove it in court that you said it. Then what will you do?" "Acknowledge that I said it, of course." "Then the jury will decide in my fa vor."' "I think not." "Can't help it." "Oh, yes, for I will tell the court how much fath I had in you last year, that I woidd indeed have staked my all on you, and that I was never more painfully shocked in my life than I was when, a few days ago, I received convincing proof of your rascality. My dear sir," the lawyer continued, "I am every day impressed more and more with the broadness and extensive com prehension of the legal profession. , Don't be in a hurry. Always glad to see you, and will cheerfully serve you at any time." Arlansaw Traveler. At the Texas University. Professor "Your composition, Mr. Anjerry, is simply disgraceful." An jerry "What is there so disgrace ful about it?" "Your igojance, sir. You state Hannibal and Lis army, In Ids Invasion of Italv, passed through the St. Goth ard Tunnel." "How do j'ou know, Professor, that he didn't go through the tunnel with his army? You were not there were you?" "No, sir, I was not there, but I have seiitte enough to know that Hannibal could not have afforded to have bought tickets for all his army." "Yes, Professor, but you forget that it happened before Regan's inter-state commerce bill became a law. There were free passes in those days." "That's a fact young man, I had for gotten all about that, I'll mark you as 'proficient' in ancient history." Texas Sifthujs. Hauibling a Gallant Collegian. From 2s ew Haven Letter. Once in a while a college student is taught a valuable lesson outside the class room. A Yale under-graduate recently followed a pretty woman and attempted to convince her that he was worthy of her escort for a few blocks. She did not wholly agree with him, however, and entered her husband's tanoring shop near by and stated the case to her enraged spouse. Nine tailors make a man, but in this in stance one Ui dor was mad enough for nine men, aud he dragged that flir tatious student into the store aud made him apoligize on his knees to the youug woman. Of course it hurt the pride of the collegian to be made a tailor's goose, but he rose from his knees a wiser man. Aotlce to Contractor, Scaled bids will be recieved by the board of education of Great Bend, Kansas, up till 12 o'clock, June 14th 1887, at the office of Secretary Board of Education, Great Bend, Kansas. for the erection of two sexual hout Drawings antf speclficatoqs can he seen, o file in. the office of Secretary, Great Bend, Kansas, and in the office of the Architects, W. R. Parsons & Sou, 711 Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Bids will be addressed to Secretary of the board of eueatfon and endorsed, ou, euvejone, 'proposal tor ureat ii.end school houses," A certified check in the. sura of SaOO.OO rqust accompany each bid, as a guarantee that the bidder will at oace euter into contract a,nd givo bftftd 4f the faithful ejceou.tlaa. ojHh.e same. Th bw4id reserves the right to re ject any or all bids. By ouder of the board. William Reece, Sec'y. j GLASSWARE QUBBNSWABB, Immense new stock, the largest in the country. NEW and ELEGANT DESIGNS If yOU are in need Of nV VIml nl costly, you can hardly fail to be suited i wpwi-i.,.,i w ii if li fl mtam Ms If&r KTABLISHED IN 1874 DOES A. E2STERAi. TAreTTTTgTl BUSINESS. Grreeit'lBQiici, $500000 AT On long time, with the privilege ot paying at any tnjef ODKLX. & B Mm A MJSD DEALERS IK Real Eotate, Dcodod Forma, Govprn- mom In all prts of Barto County. ftnl uecntaa wiu aupasen. ueea Ma .Mortgager mam aad aouowiNga. CITY : PROPERTY FOR SALE OB RENT. AGENTS FOB KANSAS PACIFICI RAILROAD LANDS. Como end Goo Us, or Great Bend, Barton County, Kgiiceo. COATBS & BUOKLAND. Dealers lu IF'a.ri.c arid. Staple O-xoceries. A Large and Well Assorted Stk of tlf EXSWARE. GLASS and WOODEKWARL Also, Dealers p all kinds of Hard and SoH Coal. ISS-BLACKSMITH AND ANTHRACITE COAL A SPECIALTY. ALL KINDS OF QK.OXJ2STTD AND OHOP PEED OPPOSITE NEW GRAND ARMY HALL ON MAINi ST. . O-reat Bend. W ILKE DUrrSM A TT, DEALER IN CARRIES A FULL LINE OF Groceries, Queensware, Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes. Goods in exohaige Tot "prociiaoo. ALBERT, ... Barton J fmm ft, mmmnn n tka nna by calling at my place. Kejpecuuux: to Loan, GTTIIIIBSi, 1 LondOj Trod m4 ether Gortnattt Lud pc?eei Ccnd for Clrculcro. County, - - HLKBAS. Ml! ATTORNEYS. TUKLCCOLE. ELRICK.C. tKLE County Attorney. COLE BROTHERS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW Office in Court House. aWCounsel in German by Theo. C. Cole. HAHER & OSMOND, ATTO RN E YS - AT- LAW. Ewns 4 and 5 in Uleifs Block, GREAT BEND - - KAN." R. T. EWALT. "Notary. J. II. ItEMEST. EWALT & BEMENT. Attorneys at Lav, Real Estate ana iican Agents, Qolleeting a Specialty, " Rent' Property and Pay Taxes. C. F. DIFFEXBACIIEU, D. A. 15ANTA. EIFFEHB I EAKTA, Attorneys at Law Office in AlHsn-lIubliard IUok, rKu.-lfl and H. J. RICHCREEK, NoUry Public. J. If. JEXXISOK RIchcreek & Jennison, ATTOIlflEYS AT LAW, Farm ami City Loans at lowest rates. Office in Opera J louse Mock. GREAT 1JENI), - - KAS. PHYSICIANS. ' F. LIGIITFOOT, Physician & Surgeon Xl&is&rteri at'AHea'g Drug Store. A. V. McCormick. M. I. V. L. Clicster. M. I. McCORMICK K CHESTEK, Physicians and Surgeons. Office over Dodge's Hardware store, northwest cor. La Fayette Fark. GREAT BEND, - - KANSAS. FEHICIANS AND SURGEONS, ' HEADQUAKTEKS AT Wilson & Shaw's Drug Store Homeopathic Physician. Office in the H'illner JJI'k. opinwite the Potoffice. 2s'jglit calls promptly attended to, lamp burning at ollice door all night. . GREAT HEXD, - - KAS. HOTELS AND RESTAURANT. TYPER HOUSE. Teres Reasonable. Good SampI Rooms. XA8T BISE or BQUASE. Great Bend - - - Kansas. VALLEY HOUSE. Wr the Depot. Best accommodations In th oltr for the money. TranHicnt, f 1.50 per y. Dmy. board per week, ti.W. A good fMd iteUe attached. - ; Proprietor. " J. TROILLETT, Restaurant and Confectionery, day board and lodging-. Tine cigars and tobacco, can Atoa, etc., always on band. Ail kinds of drinks In tbeir season. Oysters in ertkf tyl. forest Areane, first door west of the Post CHAS. BEYE, DEALEII IX GBOCKBIES, PROVISIONS AND PRODUCE. A new and splendid line of goods, which I am selling at the very lowest figures. When you need any thing n his line give him a call.. First door north of Robinson t Ster ett's hardware store. ii.