GREAT BEND, KANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPT: 29, 1887.
THEO. C. COLE. ELRICK.C. COLE
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Office in Court House.
"Counsel in German by Theo. C. Cole.
MAHER & OSMOND,
Booms 4 and 5 in Allen's Block,
GREAT BEND - - KAN.
. S. J. PAY,
J. II. BEMENT.
Day & Bement,
Attorneys at Law, Real Estate
and Loan Agents,
Collecting a Specialty,
Rent Property and Pay Taxes
e. F. DIFFENBACHER,
D. A. BANTA.
DIFFEH31CHER & SANTA,
Attorneys at Law
Office in Allen-llubbard Block, rooms 9 and 11.
. 1UCUCB.EEK, J, II. JENNISON.
Richcreek & Jennison,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Real Estate & Loan Agents.
Collections Promptly Attented To.
Office over Moss' Grocery Store,
GREAT 33END, - - KAS.
Physician & Surgeon.
Hea&jaarters at Alien's Drug1 Ster.
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.
GREAT BEND, - - KANSAS.
FHYSICZANS AND ..!..
Wilson & Shaw's Drug Store
R. 7t. S, 7TEXTE,
Office in the Willner IJlock, opposite
the Postoffice. Night culls promptly
attended to, lamp burning at office door
GREAT REND, - - KAS.
IIOTKLS AND RESTAURANTS.
Terms Reasonable. Good Sampl
fcAJsT BIDS Or 8QU48,
Great Bend - - Kansas
Near tbe Depot. Best accommodations la
th city for the money. Transient, fLGO per
day. Day board per -week, $4.00. A roo4
feed stable attached.
IN". XC HOUtfES,
Restaurant and Confectionery, day board
aad 0$ging- Fine piffars and tobacco, can
ips, eto alwayf qn band. A1J kinds of
drink in their season.' Oysters in efeff
Style. . . .. v.y
Forest Avenue), first door vest of the Fpstr
PHOVISIOHS AUD PRODUCE.
. ue arif) jinlg udid line of goods
xtyck I am gelljpg at tha very
lowest figures, hen you need any
thing n his line give hiiu a calJ,
First door north of Robinson & Bter
ett'a hardware store.
A Harmonious meeting, and a Tick
et Nominated Composed of
good and Efficient Men.
The democrats of Barton county met
in convention in the court house, in the
city of Great Bend, September 24th.
J. V. Brinkman called the conven
tion, and reviewed the work done in
the past year. It was moved and car
ried unanimously that this convention
extend a vote of thanks to J. V. Brink
man for Ins able work as chairman
of the executive committee. On mo
tion J . V. Brinkman was elected tem
porary chairman and Dewey Langford
temporary secretary. It was then de
cided, on motion, that Homestead
township, should have three delegates
instead of two, as reported by the sec
retary. The chairman then appointed
the following committees:
V. S. Musil, Lakin township;
Jacob Kline, Cheyenne township;
John Dunson, Independent twp.;
J. D. "Welch, Pawnee llock township;
F. II. Sewell, Commanche township;
John Gallon, Walnut townsnlp;
C. C. "Wolf , Great Bend city.
ON PERMANENT ORGANIZATION.
Mat. Dick, Lakin township;
Chas. Beye, Great Bend city;
II. E. Smith, Cheyenne township;
Oscar Itacy, Fairview township;
P. Lawson, Wheatland township;
W. B. Pearson, Homestead township;
W. T. Jorden, Logan township.
D . B. Logan , Pawn ee llock town bliip ;
Phil. Smith, Great Bend city;
Jacob Zimmer, Buffalo township;
W. E. Huttman, Lakin township;
W. P. Bruce, Clarence township;
Taylor Lewis, South Bend township;
W. C. Bradshaw, Albion township;
Joel Dickenson, Union township.
ORDER OF BUSINESS.
T. II. Butler, Great Bend township;
E. A. ltoweU, Liberty township;
Dr. Dunn, Lakin township;
D. Eby, Homestead township;
P. II. Livisey, Grant township;
E. J. Rickey, Walnut township;
W. It. It. Tillott, Logan township.
After which the convention adjourn
ed to meet at 2 p. m.
At 2:30 the convention assembled.
The committe on permanent organiza
tion reported as follows:
For permanent chairman, II. J,
For permanent secretary, Dewey
Mr. Roetzel, on taking the chair
made a rousing democratic speech
which was heartily received by the
The committee on credentials re
ported, no contest.
The committee on order of business
reported as follows: First, election of
permanent officers; 2nd, report of com
mittees; 3rd, election of committee
men; 4th, selection of candidates.
The committee on resolutions report
ed as follows:
The democrats of Barton county,
Janaas, Jn convention assembled here
by resolve, .
1st. That we heartily endorse the
efficient and successful administration
of President Cleveland.
2nd. That we endorse the princi
ples embodied In the democratic Na
tional platform of 1S84, and the State
platform of 18S6.
3rd. That we denounce the action
of the republican members of our
Board of County Commissioners in
calling the late election to vote on the
fraudulent railroad bond proposition
at the expense of the tl-x payers of
4th, That we favor the greatest (jer
gree of economy in the management,
of our county. State and National af
oth, That our candidates stand
pledged to the foregoing resolutions,
and if elected, to be true and faithful
in the performance of their official
duties and the people of Barton county.
D. It. Logan, Chairman.
It was then moved and seconded that
each delegation elect a committeeman
on roll call of the townships. Carried.
The following committeemen were
Albion, Henry Boyle.
Buffalo, J. Zimmer.
Beaver, John Schoiif,
Clarence, W. P. Bruce.
Commanche, J. E- McL)aniel-
Cheyenne, II. E. Smith.
Eureka, J. W. Smith.
Fairview, O. Rally.
Grant. E. J. Livisay.
Great Bend Twp., T. II. Butler.
Homestead, J. It. Underwood.
Independent, John Webber.
Logan, W.R.R. Tillott.
Lakin. V. S. Musil.
Liberty, A. Karzmeir.
P. Rock, D. R. Logan.
South Bend, Taylor Lewis.
: Union, . G. Coon?,
tfalniit, E. J. lfickey.
Wbeatladd, H3. 'Lawson.
f 'jTy OF dUETnENp.
1st Ward Wm. ilood,'
2d Ward T. O. Cole.
3d Ward Fred Zutavern.
4th Ward J. W. Chappel.
Pleasant Ridge, D. Eby.
Washburn Precinct, J. C. Weathers
The convention then took an inform
al ballot for Treasurer which resulted
L. M. Krause, 56.
W. E. Huttman, 21.
On the second ballot L. M. Krause
was nominated, receiving 68 out of 98
The next candidate to select was
county clerk. On informal ballot D.
R. Jones received 56 votes and L. K.
Benifiel 41. On next ballot Jones
was nominated by a vote of 69 to 39.
The convention then proceeded to
ballot for sheriff. The first ballot was
F. D. Wilson 61.
N. R. Shattuck,14.
S. S. Holmes, 22.
On second ballot F. D. Wilson was
nominated, receiving 71 votes.
The convention then proceeded to
ballot for register of deeds with the
On formal ballot Strothman was
nomiuated, receiving 76 votes.
Mr. B. Markey was then unanimous
ly nominated for surveyor.
For Coroner, Dr. Scott, of Hoising
ton, was nominated by acclamation.
After this the delegates from the 1st.
District met aud nominated II. Lang
feld of for commissioner.
The County Committee met and se
lected the executive committee,
Chairman, T. II. Butler,
Secretary, Fred Zutavern,
Treasurer, Chas. Beye.
II. J. Roetzel,
Dewey Langford, Chairman,
Is this delightful weather sent as a
forerunner of Wiggin's storm, or is it
a special providence sent for the bene
fit of Barton county farmers? One
thing is dead sure, and that is, if we
get a enough of this sort of weather it
will give the chinch bugs the cramp
An Exchange says "Heir Most
should be furnished with a ticket-of-
leave." And he should be compelled
to use it, and use it quick. This
country is too good for a fellow who is
not willing to obey the laws which
have given satisfaction for several
An exchange advises all Ktn,sa.s
people vyhp Uavp tUe California, fever
to 'go at once, so you can be back early
in the spring in time for spring plow
ing." This ia goood advice. If you
go right away you will probably see a
little of the pleasantjweather before
the all-winter rains set in.
A GER3LVN has invented a bullet of
steel which will penetrate six inches of
brass.CWe are figuring on getting a few
of these missies to use upon men who
take a paper out of the office for five
yeajrs wtumt licniHtytjng, and. t-hfsn,
bsyye t marked -refuse" at ;tUe post--.
Otiice, They will also come handy to
use upon patent medicine advertising
agents who ask us to run a ten inch
cut for u two In eh price, and for book
agents and such.
R. G. Dun & Co. report money easy
in the money centers of the east. The
stringency has been removed. Soon
the government will pay out 14,000,
000 for bonds that it has advertised to
buy, and this will add to the volume
of money already in the country, and
Will assure flush times for the fall and
winter. Jt cannot be long until much
of this surplus cash finds is way" "into
the west, The fU boom Is coming.
Just now there is a little complaint
that money is tight here. If the above
information is correct, and we think it
is, there will be a loosening up of the
wheels of trade and things will glide
along as smoothly as before.
Every day brings nearer the time
for the opening of our fair. - Every
citizen of our town and county will re
ceive a benefit from a successful meet
ing, aud it should be made the btisi
riess of each and every one of us to do
pnr share toward making it success.iu.
The ladies are taking a laudable inter
est in tbe fair, aul a number- of tyisU
ness men have expressed their inten
tion of making a display. Suitable
buiidings are being prepared and the
grounds are now being put in
shape. Let us not stand back and
say, "The short crops this year are
against the success of an agricultural
display," but rather let us show "what,
in even a bad season, we can produce,
and the result will be a pleasurable sur
prise to ourselves and our neighbors.
Bailon county has a larre amount of
pedigreed stock, and. ther could be ' no
better way or showing it ' and' 'compar
ing its merits than at such a gathering
Vet 'success be ouf wahword, aid; ijU
cea we thall have !
The usual fall excursions to the west
have commenced and we may look for a
large number of visitors in our county
within the next month. A better time
could not be selected to show Kansas
off to good advantage.' The possibili
ties of this glorious country cannot be
resisted by men who have a desire to
better their condition.
Sugar bids fair to become one of
the sure and safe products of Kansas.
The recent experiments in the manu
facture of sugar from sorghum have
awakened a wonderful interest through
out the state, and towns of enterprise
and push are already making prepar
ations for the securing ot plants, and
vast sums of money will be expended
in making preparations for next
year's crop. Barton county can pro
duce hundreds of tons of sorghum and
some men of the proper spirit should
begin at once to prepare for the hand
ling ot the same. Mr. Coleman, Sec'y
of the Dept. of Agriculture, Btates in
a recent report that the United States
pays to foreign countries over $250,
000,000 annually for sugar, and that
this amount could, in his opinion, be
furnished in our own country by the
new process of manufacture.
Here and There Mostly There.
Kansas, this summer and fall, has
been overrun with street fakirs. They
knew the state was rich and prosper
ous. The anarchists, communists, social
ists and all other foreign blather
skites of that stamp who immigrate to
this country, must be classified as
"raw" and dangerous materials, which
are not wanted on the free list.
In Fulton, Bourbon county, a city
ordinance has been passed to the effect
that all boys between the ages of 10
and 18 years, not engaged in some
legitimate business, and who refuse or
neglect to attend school will be liable
to imprlsionraeut and punishment on
the rock pile.
A negro cook on board of a Scotch
schooner is the author of a novel way
of killing a shark. He heated a fire
brick red hat, wrapped it up in a
greasy cloth and threw it overboard,
when the voracious shark darted after
it and swallowed it. The shark's fury
was soon subdued, aud he floated to
the surface dead.
"Why, aunt," said a blooming
young lady to her ancient spinster
relative, as they stood waiting on the
corner, "you don't really mean to get
on to that crowded car, do you?"
"That's just what I've been waiting
for," replied the antique, grimly.
I'Jt's all very won for the young girls
to talk, but when I get a chance to
set on a man's lap, I ain't going to
For the first time in history grouud
squirrels and prairie dogs have hien
the cause of a sneoiftl feetssion of the
legislature. In Montana, last winter,
a bounty of five and ten cents respec
tively was offered for the destruction
of these pests, and so heavy have been
the deraaqd on tho. iveusury that the
territory was being bankrupted, and
a special session of the legislature was
called to repeal the law.
Frew me clueer, all my own,
Warms my heart for thee aloue.
Every nerve responsive thrill,
Each caress tuy being fills;
Rest and eace in vain I crave,
In ecstasy I live, thy slave-
Dower' tl with hope, with promise blest,
Thou doest reign upon my breast;
CltKter still, for I am tiling
Burns uiy hear, (os tUou, axt mine;
Thot the message, I the wire,
the furnace, trou the fire;
t the servant, thou the master
BuariDg, red-hot mustard plaster.
XpX no fco.y think he h to be made
a gentieman by the clothes he wears;
the horses he rides, the stick he carries;
the dog that trots after him; the house
he lives iu, or the money he spends.
Isot one or all of those do it, and yet
every boy may be a gentleman; he may
wear an old hat; cheap clothes; live in
a poor house, and spend but little
money. But how ? By being u-
ly. and honorw.1?; uy keeping himself
-:t and respectable; by being civil
and courteous; by respecting himself
and others; by doing the, VS ke
knows- how. And finally, aud above
al by Rearing Ctot, au.iV keeping his
commandment. Parish Visitor.
A KANSAS COLUMN.
Extracts from the Savings of the Brainy
Men of the Age.
Praise that ia Justly Due, and that
Only Half tells tho Story of
our Glorious State.
The Hutchinson JTetc has hunted up
the following extracts from the sayings
and writings of great men which we
Is unequaled for Its school facilities
and church privileges. Doubtless
God could have made a better state
than Kansas, but doubtless God never
did. ilev. John Pierrcpont.
Kansas has a soil rich in all the chem
ical elements necessary for a vigorous
growth of vegetation. Dr. W. II.
I don't know what mystery has
brought about the rapid development
of Kansas, except the mystery of edu
cation and industry. General W. T.
There is no monument under the
Heavens on w hich I would rather have
my name inscribed than on the goodly
state of Kansas. Henry Ward Bcecher.
In Kansas nobody talks courage, for
everyone is expected' to exhibit it. A
few years will make the state of Kan
sas the garden of America. llwrnas
I am fairly seething with rheuma
tism over my visit to Kansas. All Bra
zil is as notliing compared to what can
be seen of natural beauty and scien
tific realization in that wonderful land.
Prof. Agassiz. '
The early events in her history im
planted a love of liberty and social pro
gress among the people of Kansas
which must contribute to makejher one
of the most prosperous, populous and
wealthy states in the union. John
I like Kansas; I like the Kansas peo
ple. They implanted in onr soil the
principle of universal liberty. If all
the population of our country was like
the population of Kansas, our noble in
stitutions would have nothing to fear.
You were born in the struggle lor free
dom, when civil, war over-rode our
land. If all our people were like the
people of noble Kansas, we would al
ways be a free nation. General U. S.
I like Kansas better than I expect
ed to. The soil is richer and deeper,
the timber is more diffused, the conu
try more rolling than I supposed there.
I consider Kansas well watered no
praire state better. Springs, creeks
and rivers are quite universal. Hor
All my work in securing early col
onies for Kansas has been paid for a
thousand times by the sight of happy
and prosperous people. Kansas is a
state unrivaled in soil and climate, but
her highest honor is her population.
Their intelligence, enterprise and char
acter make them worthy of the grand
nv.ddio state, and of her history. Eli
Under the plastic sod of freedom,
how astonishing has been the growth
of Kansas in intelligence, industry, en
terprise population and material pros
perity-, and at the same time what
strides she is making in developing
her ample resources, and how irresist-
able is the magnetism by which she is
drawing herself, from all quarters, a
mighty immigration that can scarcely
fail to place her, ere long in the front
rank of states. This is her fitting rec
ompense for having gone through a
baptism of blood and an ordeal of fire
with such ttrwcaa and devotion in the
Cit cause of humrn freedom. Wm.
The time will come, and it will be
within the memory of home who do me
the honor. U listen to me now, when
Ktuii will have 5,000,000 of people,
ad you will export more largely when
you have 5,000,000 to feed from jour
soil than you do to-day, for you have
only begun to scratch your broad do
main as yet. I know of you and about
you, and I have to say tliat from the
beginning of the settlement of all the
states of the United States there U
none since the days of colonial adven
ture that has abou he romance of
history o tiefence of free labor and
noil. James G. Blaine.
Kansas exercises the same f wttipn.
over me that she doe c,v; all who have
ever yielded, her spell. There are
s.oiu women whom to have once loved,
renders it impossible ever to love 3jala.
As "tue grey ana tne raeioncnoiy mam -to
the sailor, the desert to the Bedouin,
the Alps to the mountaineer, so is
Kansas to her children. No one ever
felt any enthusiasm about "Wisconsin,
or Indiana, or Michigan. The idea is
preposterous. It is impossible. They
are great prosperous communities, but
their inhabitants can remove and nevet
desire to return. They hunger for the
horizon. They make new homes with
out the maladie du pays. But no genu
ine Kansan can emigrate, ne may.
wander, he may roam, he may travel4
he may go elsewhere, but no other
state can ever claim 1dm as a citizen.
Once naturalized the allegiance can
never be,foresworn. John JngaUs.
Circus curiosities are getting to be
very commonplace. If Barnum or
Forpaugh would exhibit a hired girl
that gets up in the morning without
being called, a hired man who occa
sionally regards his employers' inter-
ests, a delinquent subscriber who pays
up his subscription to a paper with
out jawing about it, and a Kansas
politician who dees not expect to be
governor next year, they would draw
immense crowds, for such curiosities
are rarer than sea serpents. Abilene "
Rail Road Time Cards
T. Sc s. IF1-
On aud after January 9th, 1887, traina tear Great
Bend as follows, via:
No. 4, Atlantic express 4.59 a. m.
No. 8, Kastern Express. 5.04 p. lu.
No. 6, New York Express...... 6.33 a. w
No. 42, way freight
.1.57 p. m.
..8.00 I tu.
No. 8, California and New Mexico Ex.... 10.10 p. w.
No. 7, Coloradoand Utan tx press. Jlu4 a. in.
No. 5. Denver Express. 10.00 p. m."-
No. 41, way freight 10.14 a. iu.
GKKAT BXKD WAY FBKIOHT.
Arrives from east 12.15 p. m.
Departs for east 2.30 p. ni.
O , K. Sc"W
Express 11:10 a. tu.
Freight 5:00 a. m.
Express : - 4:40 p. l.
Freight . ,..10:00 p. ni.
All trains dailr except Sunday.
W. TORKEY, Agent.
No M Passenger and Freight for St. Louis, departs
4:40 a. in. aauy.
No 2v Passenger and Freight arrives from St. Louis
1:15 a m daily.
E. W. Way axt, Agent.
Mavor A J Buckland
City Clerk Will E. Stoke,
Citv Attorney D A Banta
City Marshal John W Dawson
Street Commissioner J T Airbart
First Ward W O Morrison, W E Harper
hvnnil Ward Frank Kramer, lino. Kiiencer
Third Ward D It Jones, F B CaldweiL
Fourth Ward F H Schuster, S 11 Moss
GREAT BEND LOIXJE, NO. 15, A. F. A A. M.
Meets every second acd fourth 1-riuay evening in
each month. O. J. Hiciiakdh, W. M.
L Cakaway, tjec'y.
ALLEY LODGE, NO. 95, 1. O. O. F. Meets every
Ika D. Bkoi-ghkk, N. G.
Cham. Hozkll, bec'y.
ZAItAII ENCAMPMENT, NO. 35.Meets ett-ry
second and fourth Monday evening.
It. T. Ewalt, C. P.
Cham. Uozell, Sec'y.
CLARA BARTON REBKX:A DEGREE LOIKiE,
NO. . Meets every first and third Tuesday
evening of each month.
Mrm. Ed. Tri.KR, N. G.
Midi. C. Rokkll, hec'y.
PA I THOMAS POST, NO. 52, G. A. R. Meets
every first and thiid Saturday at G. A. K. Hall.
G. N. MoffKs, Post Commander.
A. C. SC1HCKMKRIIOR5, Adj't.
WOMAN'S' KESIEKXJKPS, meets regularly every
other Friday evening, at Odd Fellows Hall.
Mas. I- Baldwin, Pres.
Mrs. D. E. Brs KDICT, Wee.
WOODLAND LODGE No. 87 K. of 1'. Meets
Thursday ol each week.
O. B. WiLrtOX.C. a
E. E. Dawsox. K. of 11. H.
GREAT BEND DIVISION No 27, U. K. JC of P.
meets Wednesday night of each week.
C F. Ci'LVBR, 8. K.
O V. Ihde. 8. K. R.
A. O. V. W. Meets at Odd Fellows Hall every Fri
A.J. Buckland, tiec.
M. E. CHURCH (German Society). Prvwrhlng
every Sunday, excepting everv third, at 3r.. '
Sunday school every Sunday from ItvSr.M.
Advm J. IUmh, Paittor.
CATHOLIC CH UBCH. Services on the secsad
fourth huuday'sof each month. Mass commence
during summer at i:43 a ui, in wlnU-r at 10:45 a aa.
Pjev. Father Dlssklcamp, Partes.
METHODIST EPISCOPAL- Corner Koreai avwoe
and Morton street, S. H. Enyeart. pturtar. SdV
every hahbath, morning and a-vwaing: Sun
day school at 9.30 a. ni Young Peoples meeting
Tuesday svening, prayer meeAUa-f Thursday even
CONGREATI(;KAt.--"- Broadway sniV
Street, W x atosworth, pantor. ervU-s evevy
, Sunday- .45 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. i -
'' iv s,Vxday night, young people nmin8law-
night; Sunday school at 11-.4&
PRESBYTERIAN. Corner fc-wdratay and William
aveue, J. W. Thonpus Servk-ea every
Sunday at 11 a. tu li Xim. r.i.. Sunday school
9:30 a. iu. Ti lueeting every Wednesday
and praj-t w;t tug Thursday evenings.
LVTHERAN Services at school bowe first and
third Sunday of each month ; Kev. Haering, pot
ior. CHRISTIAN CHUBCTI Service at the Court
House ou the -et-ond and fourth Kuulay of every
mouth at 11 o'clock a. in. Sunday school evtr j
Sunday at 8 p. ni.
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