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BEMOCl ABTOfl VOLUME IV. GREAT BEND, KANSAS, THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 1887. NUMBER 27. ( GO U STY AT. J - If.- ! I - 3 - ATTORNEYS'. THEO. C. COLE. ELEICK.C. COLE County Attorney. CQLE BROTHERS , ATTORNEYS AT LAW Office in Court House. Counsel In German by Tbeo. C. Cole. I MAHER & OSMOND, ATTORNEYS-AT-LAV . Rooias 4 and 5 in Allen's Clock, GREAT BEND - - KAN. S. J. PAY. Notary. J. II. J5EMENT. Day & Bement, Attorneys at Law, Real Estate and Loan Agents, Collecting a Specialty, Rent Property and Pay Taxes C. F. PIFFENBACHER, D. A. BANTA. DIFFENBdCHES & SANTA, ilttoriieys at Law Office in Allen-IIubbard Block, rooms 9 and 11. J. KICIICKEEK, Notary Public. J. II. JENNISOX. Richcreek & Jennison, ATTORNEYS AT LAW Real Estate & Loan Agents. Collections Promptly Attented To. Office over Moss' Grocery Store, GREAT BEND, - - KAS. PHYSICIANS. F. UGHTFOOT, Physician & Surgeon. EtilaTtan at Allen's Drug Store. A. Y. McCormick. M. D. V. L. Chester, M. I). McCORMICK & CHESTER, Physicians and Surgeons. Office over Dodge's Hardware store, northwest cor. La Payette Park. Great bend, - - Kansas. PBYSICIAKS AND (OKIEOU. HEADQUARTERS AT Wilson k Shaw's Drug Store, DE. IT. H. "WHITE, Hoimspathlc Physician. Office in the Willner Block, opposite the Postoffice. Night calls promptly attended to, lamp burning, at office door all night. GREAT BEND, - - KAS. HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS. Teres Reasonable. Good Sampl Rooms. xast ams or squabs. Great Bend - - - Kansas. VAIXEY HOUSE, Ner ibe Depot. Dest accommodations in tb o4ty for the money. Transient, f L60 per Cm j. Day board per week, 94.00. A gtx4 feed stable attached. N. H. HOLMES, Proprietor. J. THOTXLETT, Reitaurant and Confectionery, day board and lodging. Fine cigars and tobacco, caa dles, eto always on band. All kinds of drinks In their season. Oysters in every style. forest Arena e, first door west of the Post. GHAS. BEH1TE., DEALER IN GROCERIES, .PROVISIONS AND PRODUCE. A. new anc 6plndidljue of goods isbicb, J am selling fvt 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. "Sugar and spice, and all things nice," but mostly sugar, is all the talk now-a-days. Bets of five to three have been made in Chicago all along, that not one of the anarchists would hang. All possi ble delay will be secured, and then the governor will be asked to change the sentence to one of imprisonment for life. Let every man who has pride in our town and county do his individual share to make the present week one of pleasure to the visitors who may be with us, and there will not be a single regret that the first meeting of the fair was held this fall. Lyons mourns and will not be com forted. The Santa Fe depot at that place was burned last spring, as will be remembered, but that great corpora tion with its uncounted wealth has not seen fit to rebuild it. Certainly the good people of Lyons have reason to complain. West Point cadets are taught that "A liar is worse than a highway rob ber." Other great institutions teach that "A base ball catcher is greater than a bank President" and "A pitcher is greater than a catcher." In Kansas colleges we teach that "no state is greater than Kansas." If ever a paper boomed a town un ceasingly that paper is the Pueblo Chieftain. 13y the way Pueblo is a good town and the prospects for a rapid and continuous growth are excellent. The citizens seem to fully realize all that the Chieftain is doing for them and they seem to be reciprocating by giv ing it a liberal patronage. TnE people who predicted that Kan sas would go to the eternal bow-wows because of a little drouth in the months of June and July are beginning to find out that they missed their bearings. The boom of Kansas is founded on an enduring basis and will grow in vol umns as the years roll on. The drouth of last summer will no more impede the onward marchoofJKansas than an embankment of sand will stay the mountain torrent as it pours on to the ocean. These fertile prairies were nev er made for an empire of solitude, The tillers of the soil may meet with a few reverses here, as elsewhere, but the general tendency is onward and up ward. The farm of those western plains is spread abroad over the laud and emigrants will pour in until every acre is made subject to the plow. Un til then Kansas must boom. There is a growing sentiment among Jthe people that it is getting about time for the C. K. & W. railroad to perform its contract in regard to building a round house at this place. This was one of the considerations held out to induce our people to vote the 15,000 bonds to aid in its con struction. While it is generally con ceded that corporations of this kind are soulless yet the highest legal authorities have long ago decided that they are responsible for contracts of this kind and bound by their conditions as much as any private individual. The old cry that it will never do to fight a railroad and thereby incur its enmjty, lest it should bring ruin on the town, has been used too long in cases of this kind. This was a fair contract enter ed into by the people and this railroad. reasonable time has elapsed and the railroad has taken no steps to perform its contract, it has made no prepera tion to perform it, and the inference is that it does not intend to. It re mains for the people to say whether they will quietly submit to the dictation of this road. We wa't to say just a word in the interests of our business men and the farmers on the wheat and Hour ques tion, ltecently there were several car loads of flour shipped into this city from the east, and sold at a few cents less per hundred than our home made flour -was sold for. This looks to be fair and just enough. Hut, on the other hand, our mills have been pay ing the farmers more for their wheat than the eastern markets were paying, and have also been giving the mer chants who handled our home manu factured flour a greater per cent, of profit than they can make ou the flour shipped in. Prom the fact that our own mills are paying more for Barton county wheat than the farmer can get elsewhere, and the merchants are mak ing more out of the sale of home made flour than they can make out of flour shipped in,Ve don't see why our meyl chants and our. millers caro porne to, a ur4t?W '&atsfa,ctQVy un.deystand.Uigt and thus protect home interests all around. From our understanding pf the situation the Great Bend mills ought certainly to furnish all the flour we consume here. The Hoisington EcJw is still anr nouncing L. M. Krause, the demo cratic nominee for county treasurer, as a candidate for nomination before the democratic convention. Tumble? Our Capital City. No one visiting Topeka can leave it without the impression that it is the making of one of the best cities in the west. It is laid out on a broad and lib eral plan, and is peopled with the right sort of people to make an im pressive and beautiful capital for a prosperous and wealthy state. A day spent in driving over its broad streets or riding over its intricate net work of street railways, disclose more of archi tectural beauty, of grassy lawns and playing fountains, of shaded walks and handsome women than can be met with anywhere else in the great west. Just now, though, a person wishing to see the city had best leave the carriage in the barn and take to the street cars, for the rains of last week have put some of the unpaved streets in such a condition that a mud scow would make better time over them than a horse and buggy. However, this will not long be the case, for in eveiy part of the city almost, good, substautialjpav ing is being laid, and before many days there will not be a finer paved city in the country than Topeka. Fruit liaising. One of the first questions that is ask ed by many persons in the east is: "Can you raise fruit out there?" This ques tion is one of the first importance, and while there are many interesting fea tures presented to view in analyzing the subject, the shortest road to the answer is "Yes." Seventeen years ago, when the writer came to Kansas, the great Arkansas valley was covered with an unbroken sea of grass, over which roamed the wild thousands, yes, hundreds of thousands, of buffalo, and succeeding them came Texas cattle to tramp the first plantings. These things have passed and the wonderful groves, that exist to-day, prove that trees will grow, and a closer examination reveals in nearly every instance, the orchard following the grove. Very few per sons have an idea of the vastness of the Arkansas valley and the territory that drains into it, or what it may be made to produce. Twenty thousand square miles about one-fourth of the State, and Reno county almost in the midst of it. Twenty years ago there was scarcely a green tree on the face of this vast empire, to-day there, are about 40,000 acres of artificial forest. Hutchinson Netcs. Paying the Minister. Elder Blodgett was one of the old timers who used to preach in a town in the southern part of the territory. There was a good deal of competition between him and the justice of the peace on marriage ceremonies and they had cutlthe former price of 818 down to a much lower figure. One day a young eouple who lived down on the bottoms were married by the elder. After the ceremony the groom acknow ledged that he hadn't a cent and asked the elder to trust him till fall. "I'll tell you wjiat'll do," replied the minister, "you an' yey wife jes' agree to drive around town a little while car- ryin' a sigu advertisin' my business and I'll call it square." They agreed to it, and in a few min utes the blushing bride and the proud groom were riding about the streets up on a high seat in a lumber wagon, bear ing aloft a canvass sign reading as fol lows: "We were spliced by the Reverend Elder Blodget and ve like his style. Cost 2 cheapest place in town.. Study location at Bed Front Bam, ray no attention to justice or other side Ishefs, but go right ;to the Elder for your marrying! Money .cheerfully re funded in case of Divorce. Oats, corn and Hay took the same as cash. Good Livery Bigs always on hand- Also trade and exchange Horses, Come to the Prayer Meeting Wednesday! Da kota c?f. Last evening a lady was heard to remark, "I don't see how I could keep house without DemaresCs MontJdy" and as Ave found the October number of this publication on our desk this morning, we gave it a more careful examaniuation than usual to see what makes it so popular. It is certainly very leautifully gotten up, and the handsome iliustrationj are! not chosen, aion.e'fpr. tJie.ir beauty and to merely '.'gU up, but are made for a purpose, either to instruct or amuse. But even greater than its artistic merit is its helpfulness;and after going through its numerous Deparmeuts; we can well see what a friend it must be in the household; for it has information and amusement for every member in the family. If you are undecided what to take the coming year, send 20 cts for a specimen copy of Demored,s JloniJy and let it speak for itself. Published by W. Jennings Demorest, 15 East 14th Street, New York. FROM CLARENCE. Was it ho cold enough for you. Most of our farmers have their seed ing done. Mr. D. Bird has put in 220 acres of wheat. J. Severn was out from Great Bend Saturday visiting. . Mr. Hans Carstensen lias the best field of corn in Clarence township. A larger acreage of wheat has been sown this fall than in any preceeding year. Mr. Spurgen, who came here from Iowa last spring, contemplates moving back to the Ilawkeye state. . While driving through Buffalo town ship last week we notice many new houses in course of construction. Clarence was depopulated on the 24th, for all the Democrats attended the Democratic convention. (Xo. G. O. P. followers here.) Mr. S. S. Ilutton has sold his proper ty here, and since our last writing moved to the central part of Stafford county. Mr. J. Price has moved his residence to a new site, and is building to it a large and commodious addition. Charles Win get feels fas big as Iler- cules and the immortal John L. thrown in. Cause: A fine new boy. Here is our JteayCharlie.Q M. Gagelman has moved his grain- ary from the place he vacated last fall, to the place upon which he is now liv ing. The fine shower which the gracious rain fairy dumped upon us Sunday has made the vegetable kingdom smile visibly and the granger audibly. A leading lumber dealer in Great Bend said to us the other day: "We sell moye building material to Clarence than to any other township outside of Great Bend." Xo comment is neces sary. The schooner Prairie, which cast her moorings at Clark county, HI., several weeks ago, arrived at port last week. Charlie Cline and another gentleman who was the crew and officers, report a delightful voyage. Mrs. Cline, son and mother-in-law arrived by rail a fortnight ago, and are at present the guests of Mr. F. P. Cline. Buckeye. Kansas City Fair. Owing to the continued wet weather, the Kansas City Fair has been post poned to Monday October 10th to 15th inclusive. .During that week will oc cur the "Preists of Pallas" parade, the visit of President Cleveland, and the Exposition will be open to visitors. Additional attractions, exhibits and a splendid race meeting will make the postponement of the Fair of mutual nterestand benefit, both to the As sociation and visitors. Matrimonial. Following are the marriages re ported from Judge Ogle's oiBee since .he 22d of September: On the 22d of September, Joseph Minten, of Ellinwood, to Cora Tood, j of this city, by Judge Ogle. On September the 25th, at Ellin-j wood, by Kev. Leonard Epp, P. B. j Kemjer to Miss Lizzie Bockemohle, and Joseph Roetzel to Miss Clara Schalnio, all of Ellinwood. On September 30th, Tho. R. Horn- beck to Miss Annie M. Miller .sister to Jake Miller of this city. This couple left for California on Saturday, the 1st inst. On Saturday, October 1st, Alvin A. Kitner to Catherine A. Morters, of Stafford county. We feel justified in promising that the week of fair will develop $ goodly number of matrimonial transfers. ?here occurs between Salina and Abilene what we dare say does not oc cu elsewhere in tjbe Vetted State, or liVey in the world, It i three rail roads running parallel with each other for the distance of twenty-five miles. The roads indicated are the Union Pacific, Santa Fe and the Rock Island. At Sand Springs, about five miles west of Abilene, the three roads run within a width of twenty-five feet. They are all among the strongest railroads in United States. Salina Journal. Kansas Silk Dress Goods. A few days ago a package was re ceived at one of the express offices of Topeka, sent by the well known Xew York silk manufacturing company of Belding Bros. & Co., at Xo. 455 and 457 Broadway. On the k29th day of July last, that house wrote to the Kansas silk exchange "If you will send us a sufficient quantity of raw silk to weave a dress pa tern, we shall take pleasure (without expense to you) in making a dress patern which we will send to you, and which you can present to the wife of the governor of your state." The raw silk was sent as requested, and on the 12th, day of this month. September, the following was received: "We have this day sent you by ex press, piece of black silk woven from Kansas silk which you are to present it to the wife of the governor of your state. We feel very well satisfied with the looks of the silk and think the production is a credit to the State ot Kansas. We trust the governor's lady will also be pleased with it." The package received, as above stat ed, is the silk referred to. Xow we know that Kansas can raise silk fit for weaving into dress goods. Kansas Farmer. The Sweet Kicker. God bless the kickers! the dear old kickers God bless them every one! For they'll kick when you're sober and in for work, and kick when you're are in for fun! They'll buck at improve ments in real estate they'll buck at booming the town and at everything that'll work for good some kickers will frown a frown! If thisjthing or that is thought to be good, some other they'll say will be better; and if one could write them up a "mass," they'd knock off that superfluous letter! When these self-same kickers arrive at the gate the pearly gates of heaven they'll kick if offered a nice crown and and pick out the number 'leven. On earth, in heaven, at home, in the street, there are .men who are bound to kick; until, we declare, there's no rest any where 'tis enough to make a man sick! So out on those kickers, those chronic old kickers that blight that is thrust on a town aud when they kick with their mulish ways for heave n's sake frown them down. Ex. And the Man Retreated. "Speaking of how the cunning dog can derange a dramatic performance,' said Manager Bob Fulford to a party of freiuds whom he was entertaining at the Westminster hotel one June evening, "reminds me that once in Carson City' Augusta Dargon was playing Camille. She got along to the last act all right, but in the most ab sorbing moment of that most sympa thetic act the cunningput dog the au dience in a roar and broke up every thing in the piece save Dargon herself. She deliberately arose from her (Camille's) death bed, strode majestic ally down to the footlights, and in a voice of inexorable purpose, said: 'Ladies and gentlemen, I swear td you that I will not die until that man is put out of the theatre.' "The fellow caught as it were the spirit of Dragon's remarks, and retreat ed just in time to escape being thrown out. Then Dragon went back to her couch and died." Detroit Free Press. Kansas Patents. S. A. Haseltine & Bro., Patent Solicitors, Springfield, Missouri, send us the following list of Patents which were issued to citizens of Kansas dur ing the past week: Gilpin, Albert D. and B. F. Gilpin, Lincoln, Stalk or weed chopper. Hampton, John A., Rosedale, Bailingpress- Harding, John, Jr., assignor of three-fourths to C. D. Hoi man, A. Robinson, J. L. Cole and C. E. Elliott, Willington, car-coupling. Patton, Addison C, Abilene, Hot-air furnaned. Quater mass, Reuben, Molifie, Signaling-apparatus Srudebaker, Eli C, Fred onia, Animal power. Eean Horn, Vandsver J., Shannon, Wrench. The daily papers of Kansas do not appear to be on the increase, but nevertheless those in the ring appear to be doing pretty well. The crops last spring were large and many peo pie predicted a depletion this; fall, but things are going fairly well with most of them yet. The papers are helping to make Kansas what it is and they should be heartily encouraged in their good work, Township Caucuses. The democratic caucus to nominate candidates for township officers for Liberty township, will be at Xo. 7 school house Oct. 7th, at 7 p. m. The democrats of Buffalo township are requested to meet on the evening "of Oct. 8th, (Saturday) at the usual place, to nominate a township ticket. Jacob Zimmeu, Committeeman. List of Premiums. Offered by J. D. Wiener, proprietor of the Xew York Store, on articles in Cla3s 11. Domestic. Mrs. M. R. Bell, Supt. Silk mittens Handsome Myrrah Tobbogan Cap Kag carpet Pair of decorated Persian Towels I laud made shirt.. One-hall doren fine liankerchitf Sofa Pillows CombinaUon Morrocco and plush Uand Rag. Wash stand coyer Satin Lined French Willow Work Tray. Sample plain sewing... White Marseilles Red Spread line patch woik Large Millauese Shopping Satchel. Patch work, silk quilt. Genuine French Hare Muff Crochet work Very rich Silk Handkerchief liest oil painting Pair of Alexandre Kid Ulovea Best diyplar of drawing or painting. . . . Richly Ox idised lialr Pin and Cuff Hut tons. . Best collection of Plants. . . Pair of elaborately decor-, ated Window Shades. We are informed that Judge B. F. Ogle, not to be beaten by the business men of the city who are offering spec ial premiums at the coming county fair, and with a large hearted desire to promote the happiness of the young people of the county, has offered, is' still offering, and will continue V) of fer until the close of the fair, the fol lowing handsome premiums: . To the prettiest couple who will get married during the three days of the fair, will perform the ceremony and give a framed, tinted, photographic marriage certificate, valued at $12. Young couples desiring to avail themselves of this offer can get in formation concerning time and rules for making entries by calling on the J udge. Lewis Bros., the photographers, add one more premium to the atlrac tions at the coming fair. They see -Judge Ogle's handsome offer, aud ap preciating the spirit therein display ed offer as an additional premium to the most handsome couple who will get married during the three days of the fair, one dozen photographs of said couple, to be taken in all the flush and bloom of wedlock, We pre dict that the Judge and Lewis Bros. will have their hands full. The ladies are untiring in their endeavors to make our coming fair a success, and the gentlemen come for ward cheerfully and comply with every request. Below are extra pre miums. For the best darning, eith er stocking, socks, lace or carpet, Hacker Bros, offer an elegant pair of kid gloves. The "Metropolis of south-western Kansas," i. e. Garden City, takes the rank of 45 in Secretary Simms' report. Dodge City ranks 2-3, Kinsley ranks 98, Larned 38, and Great Bend 37. We believe that it would be a good thing if Garden City would keep still for a year or two and perhaps she would grow a little. Dodge City Glohe- Doctor "You see, wifey, dear, I have pulled my patient through, after all; a very critical case I assure you!" , His wile Yes, dear hubby; but then you are so clever in your profession. Ah! if had only known you five j'ears earlier, I feel certain that my first hus band my poor Thomas would have been saved." Buffa'o Commercial. And now comes the cheerful news that more people are coming to Kan sas at this time than there were last year at this season. Fvery train that comes to Kansas City from the east brings at least 400 people, and there are fourteen passenger trains from the east entering that city daily. Ihe fourteen trains bring 5,600 each day, 90 per cent, of whom are bound for "Sunny Kansas." Every town in the state gets its share of them, and, to judg the future by the paat, we may expect Xtes City to continue to be the most prosperous and booming city of the west. Ness City Sentinel. Privileges for Sale. Parlies wishing to secure rights to establish refreshment, cigar or lemru ade stands, or other specialties, ou the Fair Grounds at Great Bend for the 4th, 5th and 6th of Oetoler, can en gage the same by applying to the sec-, retary, Geo. Miltimore, at any time between now and the opening ot the. fair.