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County Attorney.
Office in Court House.
S5-Counsel in German by Theo. C. Cole.
Rooms 4 and 5 in Allen's Block,
S. J. DAY.
Day & Bement,
Attorneys at Law, Real Estate
and Loan Agents,
Collecting a Specialty,
Rent Property and Pay Taxes,
Attorneys at Law
Office in Allen-llubbard Block, rooms 0 and 11.
Notary Public.
Richcreek k jennison,
Real Estate & Loan Agents.
Collections Promptly Attented To.
Office over Moss' Grocery Store,
Physician & Surgeon.
Jleaiqmartors at Allca'a Drug SUr.
A. Y. McCormick, M. D. V. L. Chester, M. D.
Mccormick & Chester,
Physicians and Surgeons.
Office over Dodge's Hardware store,
northwest cor. La Fayette Park.
Wilson k Shaw's Drug Store,
Homeopathic Physician.
Office in the Willner Block, opposite
the Postotlice. Night calls promptly
attended to, lamp burning at ollice door
all night.
Terms Reasonable. Good Sampl
Rooms. '
Great Bend - - - Kansas.
Near the Depot. Dest accommodations la
the city for the money. Transient, f 1.50 per
day. Day board per week, 14.00. A gooA
teed stable attaebed.
' Restaurant and Confectionery, day board
and lodging. Fine cigars and tobacco, can.
dies, etc., always on band. All kinds of
drinks in their season. Oysters In evert
Forest Areoue, first door west of the Post
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 & Ster
ett's hardware store.
Rail Road Time Cards
.A.., T. Sc S- 3T-
On and after January 9th, 1887, trains leave Great
Bend as follows, viz :
No. 4, Atlantic express
..4.59 a. m.
. . 5.03 p. in.
..6.33 a. in
..1.57 p. ni.
. .3.00 p. ni.
.10.10 i. in.
..1104 a. in.
.10.00 p. in.
. 10.14 a. in.
No. 6, New York Express
No. Al, way lreigm,
No. 44, " "
No. 3, California and New Mexico Ex
No. 7, Colorado and Utah Express
No. 5, Denver Express
No. 41, way freight
Arrives from east
Departs for east
,12.15 p. ui.
, 2.30 p. m.
CD-, K. Sc"W.
Express 11:10 a. iu.
Freight o:00 a. in.
Express 4:40 p. iu.
Freight WOO P- ui.
All trains daily W, Agent.
Mo. Fetoifio-
No 2:(0 Passenger and Freight for St. Louis, departs
4:40 a. ui. daily. ...,-
No 29 Passenger and Freight arrives from St. Louis
1:15 a in daily.
E. W. Waynant, Agent.
City Officers:
Mayor A J Buckland
City Cleric Will E. Stoke.
Citv Attorney D A Ruuta
City Marshal John W Dawson
Street Commissioner J T Airhurt
First Word W O Morrison, W E Harper
Second Ward Frank Kramer, (ieo. fcjpeucer
Third Ward D It Jones, F ii Caldwell.
Fourth Ward -F R Schuster, S II Moss .
Meets every second and fourth Friday evening in
iu:h month. O. J. Richards, W. M.
M. Caraway, Sec'y-
ALLEY LODUK, Kit, ttt, I. ( 0-F. Meets every
Wednesday eveuiug.
Ira D. Broogher, N. jii-
CllAS. llOZELL, Sec'
second and fourth Monday evening.
R. T. Ewalt, C. P.
ClIAJj. Rozell, Sec'y.
CLARA BARTON KE1SF.CC A DKtiltlit! lJilttiC,
NO. . Meets every first and tuird Ttiestiny
evening of each mouth.
Mrs. Er. Tyler, N. O.
Mrs. C. Rozell, Sec'y.
PAP THOMAS POST, NO. 52, G. A. R. Meets
every lirst and thinl Saturday at G. A. R. Hall.
. G. N. Moses, Post Coiuiiiander.
WOMAN'S' RKSI KV CORPS, meets regularly every
other Friday evening, at Odd Fellow Iali.
Mrs. 1j. 1)aldwI!, Pres.
Mrs. D. E. BtiKL-icT, btp,
WOODLAND LODGE No. 87 K. of P. Meets
Thursday of each week.
o. B. Wilson, C. C.
E. E. Dawson, K. of R. S,
meets Wednesday night of each week.
C. F. Ci r.VER, S. K, C.
O Y. Dou'JB, B, K. R-
A. O. U. W. Meets at Odd Fellows Hall every Fri
day evening.
b D. M. Lazari s, M, W.
A. J. Buckland, Sec.
M. E. CHURCH (German Society). iTeacning
every Sunday, excepting everv third, at J p. m.
Suudav school very Sunday from 2 to 3 p. M.
11. 11. Hackmann, Pastor.
CATHOLIC CHURCH. Service on the wi.-nJ
fourth Sunday's of each month. Mas commence
during summer at 9:45 a m, in winter at 10:45 a m.
Kev. 1-at her UIsselcamp, faior.
METHODIST EPISCOPAL- Corner Forest avenue
and Morton street, &. 11. hnyeart. pastor. ser
vices every Sahbath, morning and evening; Sun
itav school at V.'.V) a. m- Young Peoples meeting
Tuesday evening, prayer meeting Thursday even
ing. CON GREG ATIG N A L,--Cor. Broadway apd S'one
utreet, W. A. Koswortll, liasior. iserviues tveij
Sunday at 10.45a. m. and !0 p m. Prayer meet
ing Thursday night, young people meeting Tues
day night; Sunday school at 11:45.
PRESBYTERIAN. Corner Broi'dway and William
avene, J. W. Thorn isou, pastor exrvu-e every
Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7..10 , :., Sunday sclio.il
a:30a. m. Teachers meeting every Wednesday
and prayer meeting Thursday evenings.
LUTHERAN. Services at school house first and
third Sunday of each mouth ; Kev. llaenng, pas
tor. "
CHRISTIAN CI I U RCI I. Services at the Court
House on the rec-ond and fourth hunilay oi eyciy
month at 11 o'clock a. in. Sunday ech.Kjl every
Sunday at 3 !. m.
Sl'NDAY, 10 a. m. to 1 p. in.
W KEK DAYS, 7 a. in. to 7 p. m.
MONEY OKDKK, 8 h. m. to 5 p. in.
REGISTER BUSIN iCSii, 7 Hi, to 7 P, l
GIJEAT BEND to PRATT Tripa threw.
Arrive, Mondav, Wednesday and Friday.
Depart, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
n. p. bain, r. m.
How doth the little busy Ilea im
prove the shining Lours? It bringetli
much of misery into tliKs life of our. ;
It crawleth up the bieeches'' leg and j
maketh man go lume; it seaicheth j
deep for human gore and geU there
just the same.
We clip the following dog on bjg
urea or big figures on dogs from an
A Tennessee man finds there are
300,000 worthless dogs iu that state
wiuch consume food enough if fed to
Logs to make 30,000,000 pounds of pork,
which would be equal to feeding meat
to 100,000 able bodied men a whoe
year. At 10 cents per iouiid the bacon
would be worth 13,000,000, and in sil
ver would load uinet y-f our two horse
wagons and make a wagon train over
half a mile long. It is said that these
worthless dogs prevent farmers from
keeping sheep, the mutton and wool of
which would be worth $5,000,01X1. In
cluding the sheep annually killed the
whole expense of keeping dogs to the
state amount, to the enormouse sum of
The State Agricultural College, at
Manhattan, opened on Sept. ISth, ;with
the largest attendance of students ever
known in its history.
Do the people of Barton county
know that to-day we are without a dol
lar ofcbunty bonded indebtedness
tbatJut provided for?
A "witty exchange says: "Loafing
is an airy blue bird, skimming the
summer fall, while business is a poodle
dog w ith a tin can on his tail."
The Saturday Review, published
at South Hutchinson, by C. G. Easley,
is one of the neatest papers that comes
to our tables, and is a worker for the
interests of its town.
Ukcausk you don't see half .the
farmers in the county on our streets
two or three times in a week, don't
think business is bad or times are dull.
Times are rushing with the farmer,
and the farmers are the backbone of
the land.
At the democratic convention held
at Lamed on the 17th inst., John T.
Henderson was nominated for sheriff.
As there appears to be a split in the
republican ranks on ther candidate,
DeMoss, Mr. Henderson stands a fair
show for election.
Col. II. Inman telegraphed to E. L.
Chapman that" the Ellsworth well
struck gas at a depth of 1,230 feet, in
Trenton rock pressure increasing rap
idly llames live feet." This is good
pews and should act as a stimulant to
our people here to go ahead with our
prospecting well.
"A great many ol our subsciptions
which were dew in advance are as yet
unpaid." Hoisington Edw.
An, there, Mr. Edw, we fear you
have given yoursejf away baty. If
your subscription were -'dew" they
probably have ere this arisen on the
ambient air and perchance have settled
down like a ilock of brants the mid
die of the Chfcyeine bottoms. Some
day you may gather in these subscrip
tions which were "dew," from the
broad "Cheyenne plains" in the shape
of vigorous malaria.
Two men enter a grocery store
with thirty eggs each. The grocery
inan agrees to pay one at t-Uo rate of
one cent for two eggs, and the other,
one cent for three eggs. It is clear
that he pays one man fifteen cents for
his eggs, and the other, ten cents. A
man came in for eggs and the gropery
man says. "I will sell you tlie&e eggs at
the rate X bought tbeju, that ia live for
two cent." They are sold and it is
plain they only brought twenty-four
cents. The grocery man lost one cent
in the transaction. How did this oc
cur? It should be the- duty of every clti
wn of tirt'ut llend to make a special
effort to entertain all strangers who
may come among us. An exhibition of
sociability and friendly interest will go
far towards putting people in a good
humor with themselves and Uieir- sur
roundings, and now' while all nature
presents a cheerful face, and while the
sturdy yoemanry are busily engaged in
seeding for another crop, tOWtt
man or wouian yjio. will draw his or
herribif into ajshell and assume a gloomy
indifference to surroundings, should be
drummed out of the town.
Kxightstown, Ind,, )w fidl
enjoyment of iwiltual gas prosperity.
Thtfy say they have a corporation
"that don't want the earth, above and
below." The rates for gas are as fol
lows: One heater, per month, $1.00,
2nd heater 6oc, each additional
4tc, per monAlw Thee rates uve based
on T month use, or from Oct. 1st to
May 1st. For illuminating purposes
5c jet per month for residence, and 10c
per month per jet for oflices and stores.
These rates are certainly within the
reach of all parties, and should we jet
natural gas here there wijl beoirtson
why th' sarpe i-air eould not be made.
The press of the country, voicing the
sentiments of all true American citi
zens, is coinciding with the action of
the Supreme Court of Ills., in airming
the judgment of the lower court In
sentencipg the Chicago anarchists six
to be hung and one to be imprisoned
for life. The only objection that is be
ing raised comes from those who estab
lish mob law and overthrow to its very
foundation stone this grand goyeyu
ment of ours, and a bloodthirsty cry
for revenge belug raised by these,
the worst enemies to our peace and
prosperity, ow more than ever
shoidd our upright and law abiding
citizens come forward In all matters
pertaining to the carrying out of the
laws of our land, and use their voices
and their ballots to put the reins of
government only in such hands as will
'guide us free of this threatened rapine
and revenge. .
It has long been an established fact
that an exclusively agricultural coun
try does not build up and maintain
large trade or commercial centers. By
a reference to the maps of the country
we will find that where metropolitan
cities have grown up it has been the
outgrowth of their natural and favor
able location as regards shipping facil
ities, natural resources and proximity
to the markets of a large number of
consumers. These are the great potent
factors in the building of large and
nounsmng cities. .Kansas is yet only
an agricultural state. Her manufac
toring interests are yet in their infancy,
and it has finally dawned upon the
stirring and enterprising people of the
sunflower state that the advantages
possessed by her for more manufactor
ies is equal in every respect to those of
the Xew England states, and in one or
two instances the arguments are
in favor by a large major
ity. What are the requisites
to successful manufacturing? They
are a supply of raw material, cheap
fuel, quick transportation, and proxim
ity to a market for the products of the
establishment. Does Kansas offer
these inducements? Most assuredly
she does. The raw materials required
for the manufacture of silk, cotton and
woolen goods are raised within our
borders in paying quantities; our pro
duction of crude material for shoes,
starch, paper, etc., is enormous; cane
for the manufacture of sugar can be
more successfully raised upon our
prairies than anywhere in this broad
domain, while our mineral fields that
are just being opened promise to.equal
those of the famous "Keystone" state.
Euel in abundance is found in the
broad coal fields of the southeast,
while the home market of Kansas is
equal to that of a half dozen of the
older states. Our facilities for trans
portation are superior to those of most
states, the easy grades of our railroads
reducing the cost of moving large car
goes of goods to the minimum, while
cheap lands and homes for the artisans
ihat wrork in all these factories,
can be found throughout the entire
state. Kansas offers all of this and
more to the manuf acturer. Being sit
uated in the heart of this great conti
nent. he Is placed iu closer and more
direct communication with the mar
kets of other states than are the East
ern states, giving her a field from
which to draw trade, larger than any
other state in the unioii.
This question is now being generally
agitated by the people of the state and
it will not be many years ers Kansas
will be one vast manufacturing mart.
Walnut City Xetcs.
Result of Examination
The result of tUo Institute examina
tion of applicants for certificates shows
our teachers are advancing with the
The grading has been rigid and, to
form a correct idea of the work done,
it is necessary to examine their manu
script which is on file in the Connty
Superintendent's office.
The fact that only three first-grade
certificates were issued, does not show
lack of scholarship on the part of our
teachers, but the high gtandard re
quired, as an examination of their
Y0VU vlll show.
The successful applicants for first-
grade certificates may well be proud of
their attainments.
A second-grade certificate is good for
two years and indicates a high grade
of scholarship.
There were seventy applicants,
fifty-seven of whom, received certifi
cates as follows:
W L Eagleton Edith Murphy
W A Strong
H O Benke Ii B Carver
Bay U Ilusted II W Hunt
U Lutsohg F G McKinney
May McMullen J W Milligan
S r Maybach D K Prentice
J B Prose B F ltogers
Mrs Fannie Seeber Sarah Stackhouse
Lizzie Tyrrell Mrs Fanny Verbeck
A. C Ward Albert A Ward
Chas F Wilkins W C Yard
Etta Atkinson Alice Button
Lillie M Bonham Mamie Cofton
Xellie M Clancy Jennie E Capon
Katie Day J A Downey
Clinton Gibler Mrs W D Green
Flora Hicheus Lillie Hutchison
Edna Ivans Clara Lazarus
Efiie Bland Itatie Bowers
13 11 Luqas Lida Loomiller
Lena Lukey Mary E McDowell
Katie McDowell Helen G Metcalf
J E Milligan G W Woodburu
G W Xorris Sadie Price
Lois Reece Lillie Snutfcr
Lula Worral Dora "Wesley
Frank Dinwlddiw -A. W Hamilton
Mfg 1 1 Ilrown Emma L liussell
There'll Be No Kickers There.
I hope to go to realms above when I
lay down and die; I hope that choirs,
all olad in white, will, greet my wan
derlng eye; I know that Fll be filled
with joy in regions free from care, for
angels tell me in my sleep there are no
kickers there. Though rugged be the
jasper pave, no soul will dare complain,
though sunlight shines tue ages
through, no spirit calls for rain; though
crowns be half a size too small, no ser
aph tear their hair, and all is joy
above because there are no kickers
there. The music may be out of tune,
no one will hold his ear; the robes may
not be taylor made, there'll be no
moans nor tails; the sandals may be
badly worn, nonell ask a better pair.
for, glory to the Lord of Hosts, there'll
be no kickers there. And when celes
tial councils call for paving on the
street, the man who gets the contract
for may work on swift and fleet; no
spirits will injunction bring, nor cranks
croakers swear; the realms above are
free from chumps; there are no kickers
there. Then take me from this vale of
tears, where cranks come to the front,
where men who never work nor toil
still stand around and grunt; I long to
wear the celestial robes and climb the
golden stair, for well I know that in
those lands there are no kickers there.
Walt Mason.
Some days ago J. D. Weiner, of
the New York Store, took a check on
the J. V. Brinkman & Co. bank,
purporting to be given by Geo. Stro
bel and made payable to bearer, for
$28. This check he turned into the
Farmers and Merchants bank, and
they in turn took it to the J. V.
Brinkman &Co. bank, where it was
discovered to be forgery. The man
who got the money on it was one J? red
Wood rich.
It appears he had been out of town
some days, but returned Saturday
evening, and was recognized on the
street as the man who got the value
of the check from Mr. Weiner.
While parties were talking with
Woodrich on the street he baited and
made a break for tall corn. He was
making fair headway toward getting
away, having distanced all pursuers
about a block, when Myron Gilmore
saw him running across the bottoms
north of town and started in pursuit
with a team and buggy, capturing the
fugitive and turning him over to the
He was taken before JSquire Crum-
mack, and pleading guilty to the
charge of forgery was bound over and
his bond fixed at $1,000.
The young man is of good family
and had been considered a straight
forward san, and his friends were all
greatly surprised to learn cf his
Asked often : "are you going to the
Everything is plentiful in Clarence
but news.
Mr. Thomas Jurgensen was out from
Great Bend Sunday.
Mr. Price is excavating for a new
building, to be erected soon.
Mr. S. Newton Strain was calling on
Clarence friends last Friday.
Messrs. C. and C. C. lteeder w ere
down to Lamed one day last week.
Mr. John Jurgensen had the mis
fortune of losing "Nancy" his colt
Monday night.
Mr. Merhoff returned recently from
Hodgeman county, after an absence of
several weeks.
The fine weather Sunday brought
a large congregation at the Luthern
Mr. August Brumer's family were
absent on a visit the latter part of the
The man "who would find fault with
this weather, is capable of shooting his
Frank Klumshy, who has resided in
our midst for several months, departed
for his home in the west last Sunday.
School commenced last Monday, at
DictrictNo.il. Miss. Loomiller, who
gave such great satisfaction last
spring, is, re-engaged to teach this
Mr. M. Jurgensen's new residence is
greatly beautified by the application of
paint, and Mr. Gagelman's house is also
sailing under a new color.
' The late rains have put the ground
in an excellent condition for plowing
and the prospects are, that an unprece
dented acreage of wheat will be sown
this autum. Buckeye.
Old papers, good for many purpces,
such as putting under carpets, trim
ming shelves, wiapping packages, etc. ,
for sale at this office. We have a
great lot of them on hand and will
sell them at your own price almost.
Republican Delegates.
Beaver township W. H. Russell
and Bud Stover.
Homestead township M. M. Afeek. "
er, J. R. Tryon and P. H. Murphey.
Eureka township J. R. Harris, J.
F. Wilkins, W. E. Durand, Stephen
Brown and F. M. Phillips.
Wheatland towhship Frank Mill
ard, Persy Cooprider, R. D. Kitter, "
R. Black and N. S. Hays.
Fair view township T. C. Brown,
A. Emery, A. IL Jennison and Hen
ry Mullens. K
Union township Chas. Childs, W "
W. Sowards, R Wehr and Fitts.
Pleasant Ridge township W. W.
Carney, R. G. Cummings and Wra.
Clarence township Will Chap
man, L. Seiber and Jas. Fuller.
At the Great Bend township re
publican primary on Saturday after
noon last, E. J. Dodge was made
chairman and empowered to appoint
the delegates, which he did, as fol
lows: E. J. Dodge, J. H. Lafferty,
T. H. Ayars, T. H. Reynolds, Phillip
LeRoy, Frank Herron, R. Hitchcock
and T. C. Cole.
The republican primary to elect"
delegates to the county convention
was held at Pawnee Rock Saturday
afternoon. John Lindas was made
chairman and the following delegates
were elected: John Lindas, D. Brady,
Henry Bowman, Ernest Smith, Chfts.
Gano, J. M. Depue and Steve Wil
liams. These delegates arc under
stood to be for N. P. Smith for sheriff.
J. F. Byram had quite a stroug fol
lowing in the caucus.
KansaB is more nearly satisfied with .
herself than any state in the union.
This is unmistakable evidence of her
excellence. She has certainly every
reason to feel proud of her wealth, her
growth, her people, her resources and
her institutions. Kinsley Mercury.
It is said that Wichita has become
almost depopulated since the natural
gas craze has struck the city. Her
former citizens may be found running
up and down the banks of the Arkan
sas river touching matches to crawfish
holes in the hope of discovering nat
ural gas.
There are young men who do not
work, but the world is not proud of
them. It does not know their names
even; it speaks of them as old so and
so's boys. Nobody likes them. The
great busy world doesn't even know
that they are here. So find out what
you want to do- and be, and take off
your coat and make dust in the world.
The busier you are, the less deviltry
you are apt to get into, the sweeter
will be your sleep, the brighter and
happier your holidays, and the better
satisfied you will be.
There are more tangible weaiKMis of
offense in the world, but no more
deadly one than the busy tongue.
Of a certain class of people it is their
mission in life to be scandal mongers,
who busy themselves more with the af
fairs of their neighbors than of them-
selves, and, whose tongues are never
silent so long as there remains an act,
real or imaginary, of a neighbor to
talk about. If that tongue is kept
wagging industriously for a month, it
will do damage that will take it years
to undo. Keep it haltered.
Kansas in the last couple of years
or so lias lost some of her prestige as a
cyclone and tornado state. The signal
service of Uncle Sam has developed
the fact, or brought out the truth, that
of over GOO of these devastating mon
sters that occurred in the United States
from 1875 to 1887 only twenty-eight
have taken place west of the Missouri
river, and one-third were outside of
Kansas. The cyclone belt appeals to
be confined to Minnesota, Wisconsin,
Indiana, Illinois and Missouri, and
from there to the Atlantic coast and .
down the Gulf.
To write for a paper is one thing,
to edit it another. There are some
excelent writers who would make a
fool of a paper iftbey had the con
ducting of it for a few weeks. A good
editor seldom writes much for his pa
per: he reads, judges, selects, dictates,
alters, combines; and to do this well
has little time to composo Those peo
ple who have the most to say about
the way a newspaper should be con
ducted, are those who know the least
of what they are talking about. Tlie

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