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VOLUME VIII. BAXTER SPRINGS, CHEROKEE COUNTY, KANSAS, JANUARY 18, J 890. NUMBER 48. BAXTER SPRINGS NEWS. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY BY X. H. GAKDNER. Kate of 6nbcription. One oopjr. one year tl 88 One copy, nix months One cop v, three months . All subscriptions payable In advance end all not paid in advance will be charged lor at the raicoi ei. wiper car. ouiwwimn " a favor by reporting to us promptly any taliare All kinds of JOB PRIXTIKO carefully and promptly attended to. Call and see 'P0""'"'; RAILROAD TIME TABLE. KantMCity, Fort 8oott Memphis Railroad. Knnni RoDND. I Arrive. Denart Hall and passenger... I 10.08 a. m. Local freight 1 10 08 a. m. 10.03 a. m 11.45 a.m. OUUTU UIIUHB. ... . 1 ii. Mall and passenger... I 4.48 p. m. 4.48 p. Local freiht I H-80 m- I south wound. Mail and passenger trains ran daily: (rfllghl dally except 6midy. Mall close at postrOllloe CO minutes before train time. Baxter and Chttope Mall ami Hack Line. Tiiesduy , Thursday and Saturday. leaves Bas terlp. n. Keelvllle8.80; Melrose 4; and' arrives ut Clietopa at8o'clock p nt. BAXTER j No. 71 A. F. ft A. M., Neosho street. Meets the Brat and third Mon dav evenings of each month at 7:i. Visiting brethren frater nally Invited. lit A C. Pfhkixs, W. M. S. H . rrn. Sen. CITY AND COUNTY NEWS. JUST RECEIVED ANOTHER INVOICE OF TIIE CELEBRATED STANDARD SHOE IN LADIES'. MISS'S AND CHIL DREN'S; OPERA COMMON SENSE AND SPRING IIKISL; EVERY PAIR WARRANTED. THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN DISAPPOINTED IN SHOES ARE REQUESTED TO CALL AND EXAMINE THESE GOODS BEFORE PURCHASING. A. M. PEAKE & CO., GREEN FRONT. TEA! TEA! TEA! TEA! The finest lino in the city on which we defy competition in prices. J. J. OunoRV. 15 lbs. of brown sugar for $1 at the Cash Giojcry of J. U. Humphrey & Son. All other sugars and every kind of gooda equally cheap for cash at J. H.'lIuMniKEY & Sox's. If von want a good job of horse shoeing go to M. S. Highley at E. E. Edwards's shop. Best com, 3 cans for 25c, at J. J. Os born'8. Fob Salf.. A line singer mocking bird. Inquire at this office. To Ocit Customeks : We will meet any prices made on goods in our lino in any of the neigh boring tOWIlS. J. J. OiiBOEX, The Grocor. BARGAINS IN RUBBER GOODS! Secure your rubbers and arctics while Ihcv are going at a bargain at B. F. IIkown's. $700 worth of hoots and shoes, rubber goods consoling of imitation sandals, buckle arctics and Alaskas at B. F. Brown's at cost and below. Notick. All persons knowing them selves indebted to me will please call and scttlo their bills as 1 need the monev. Resp'y yours, Mrt8. W. Stakk. A few good horses to trade for In vestment Co. stock. Inquire at this office. Fcnton repairs boots and shoes. Fob Sale. A good team of horses weighing 1030 each. Inquire at Fred Eisert's i miles southwest of Baxter. For a nice nubia to A. M. Peake & Co's. Seven bars No. 1 full size soap for 25 cents at W. E. Tyner's. CAPITO'S CITY BAKERY. Fresh bread, cakes, pies, etc every day. Lunch, cigars, tobacco, nuts and fruits in bps son. 12 pounds of light brown sugar for 1 at W. E. Tynjck's. A largo and elegant line of table and pocket cultery, spoons, etc., just re ceived for the holiday trade. Call and see it. McElhixey & Fbibley. Seven bars of Woman's Friend soap for 25 ocnts at Cooper's. If you need a cooking or heating stove uow is the time to buy before we are obliged to purchase new stock nt advanced prices. We arc offering stoves very cheap. Come in, see for yourselves. McEluinev & Fbiblet. Go to Cooper's for loaded sheila. Remember, I bay my goods for 0 SPOT CASH and will sell yon har dness of every description cheaper than you cau buy elsewhere, at the old reli able Pioneer Harness Shop of Chero kee county. J. B. OrrxniiA. 1 Joseph McAlerney of this city has been granted a pension. The ice has been thick enough for skating this week on the small ponds. The fellow who stole W. E. Tyner's thermometer had better return it at once. La Grippe is spreading in oorclty. A good many more cases than last week. The connty commissioners have ap pointed Joseph Wallace county sur Mrs. G. W. Richmond left last Monday to visit relatives at Galesburg, III. The weather moderated some on Thursday and it became more like "sunny southern." The county commissioners were in session Monday and Tuesday, closed up their business and adjourned. The heaviest rain for several months fell hereabout Saturday night and Sunday, and was followed by a genu ine blizzard. Comrades of the G. A. R. herea bouts will be pleased to learn that Jo seph Lucas has been made postmaster at Cherokee. The mayor says he will not sign the ordinance parsed by the council Tues day evening lo authorize the payment of $1000 for switch right of way. W. W. Scott left again for the south Mouday with two car loads of mules. He seems to be doing a land office business in this line as this is the third trip of the kind he has made since Christmas. The Order of Select Friends will hold a meeting at the lodge room Monday evening, Jan. 20, when the officers for the coming term will be in stalled. All members will find it to their interest to be present. The river reached its highest stage for several months on Mouday, being a foot or more over the top of the large pier at the east end of the water wheel machinery. The mills were Bhut down three days in consequcuce. The Alleu Bros, planing mill has just turned out a very elegant and costly counter for the Webb City Bank in walnut and antique oak. It will compare favorably in quality and finish with the finest work done any where. A good many Baxter people have been up to see Judge McCue iu the district court this week on various cases and some were disappoiuted in not being called upon to tell what they knew, as the cases were continued or dismissed. Merkick-McQcisto.v. In the par lors of the Springs hotel, Baxter Springs. Kansas, Jan. 16, 1890, by Rev. M. E. Bramhall, Mr. Walter Merrick of Pleasantview, Cherokee county, Kan., and Mrs. S. II. McQuis ton of Smithfield, Mo , were united In marriage. The Joplin school board last week sold $29,000 in bonds for $30,974 91, or at a premium of $1,974 91. The last bonds of this city sold at 93 cents on the dollar, or a net loss of $700 from face value on the $10,000 issued. We give this simply to show the difference between tbo quality of the credit of the two town. The city council on Tuesday evening, to use a slangy expression, "fired" the city attorney ont of office. It is ru mored abont town that the council batteries will next bo turned upon the city clerk and the mayor. In some re spects it resembles the bnzz saw, and everyone knows how dangerous it is to "monkey" with one of them. Another engine for use at the Spring Branch prospect was brought in from Galena last Saturday and attached to the machinery. Several difficulties have arisen since which have kept the workmen from getting into the ground or rather caused a failure to keep the water out sufficiently, though almost constant efforts have been made to do so. Tbey bad the water almost down to a working level yesterday. The cases Commons and Stone & Gove v the city of Baxter Springs with reference to the damages done the plaintiffs by reason of the building of tho dam here were aealii continued in the district court on Wednesday until the April term. Why these cases are continually being continued from time to time without apparently coming any nearer to a settlement than before is doubtless somewhat of a mystery to many as it is to us. We should 'think an adjustment of the points at issue at the earliest possible moment would be mucn more desira ble to all parties concerned than to let the thing run along in the court as It has for rears with more costs accumu lating at every term. , Mixed pickles 40o per gallon at J. M. Coopee'b. 15 pounds of sugar for $1 at J. M. Cooper's. Fine rye bread at Ohlen's. Five pounds of mixed tea for $1 at .1. M. Coopee's. L. C. Goodner will pav tho highest market price for butcher's stock. In quire at Drovers and Farmers bank. Raisins, prunes and citron, all new and fresh at Coopeb's. NEW BUCKWHEAT FLOUR At the popular grocery of B. F. Brown. Be6t tea in the city for 20c a pound at B. F. Brown's. FRESH OYSTERS at H. Ohlen's this evening in any style can or dish. No. 1 mackerel at Cooper's. Lunch or moala at Ohlen's. White clover honey at Cooper's. Baking Powder 1 lb. 15c ; lb. 10c ; lb. 5c at J. J. Osborn's. New whitcfish G cents a pound at li. f . UROWK'S. i Eleven pounds of granulated sugar for $1; twelve pounds of light brown siiernr for XI at Cnnprn'fl. CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS, January 14, 1890. Council met in regular session May or Harvey presiding and all council men present Minutes of meetings held Dec. 24 and 27 and Jan. 4 and 6 read and ap proved. A petition asking that Sam'l II. Smith be retained in the office of city attorney signed by 67 citizens ; also a petition remonstrating against Sam'l II. Smith as city attorney signed by 30 citizens, were read aud on motion laid on the table. A petition a eking an additional ap propriation of $200 for the Spring Branch Mining Co., signed by CI citi zens, was presented. Mr. Meserve moved that council agree to pay to the Spring Branch Mining Co. $4 per foot for each foot sunk in their shaft from tbe present depth not exceeding 25 feet. The mo tion carried by unanimous vote. Finance committee reported having adjusted the cost of repairing water wheel machinery to the best of their ability, having ordered warrants drawn to J. W. Morrison for $14.00 for labor and $10.98 to L. W. Price for freight on w heels. Tbe report was ou motion accepted. An ordinance entitled "An ordi nance relating to the appropriation of one thousand dollars (f i,UUU) to secure a switch track for the encouragement of manufactories and brick-making in the city of Baxter Springs," was pre sented" by Mr. Meserve and read by the clerk. Ou motion the rules were suspended and tbe ordinance placed on its final passage and passed by unanimous voto. The bill of J. M. English for police iudjrc costs was referred. The bills of O. Null for 1 perch of stone $1.12, and W. D. Pinnick for coal $4.8S were allowed. The deferred resolution declaring the office of city attorney vacant was taken up and passed. The mayor ruled the motion out of order, but on appeal from his decision the resolution passed by the following vote : Yeas Fribley, Meserve, Pointer. Nay Gregg. Pittsburg Smelter: Harry Tripp, well known hero from his monthly visits to the cltyS has been promoted to a better position than one en the road. He is now manager of the tea and cigar department of the wholesale house of the Nave-McCord Mercantile Company, and has supervision over all the salesmen In that department. His son, young Mr. Tripp, has taken the road in his father's stead and will bo patronized for that father's sake until he has proved himself. A blizzard one of tho regular mod- cm sivie. nownng kidu swoopca down upon us Sunday and the mercu ry ran down to 18 degrees above zero. Monday was pretfv cool, but Tuesday the south wind wanned things up considerably. Early Wednesday morn ing another cold blast from tbe north began and continued all day with a ' sprinkle of suow.f Thursday morning the mercury was reported from 4 to 9 above zero, the coldest of the winter. The river was ud last Fridav and Sundav evening and owing to an ob struction getting into tbe water wheels the electric lights Had to be shut off sevcral nights because the wheels ran too fast and could not be controlled. Soch occurrences are very annoying to the patrons or tbe electric light company, hot probably not more so than to the company itself, and we believe everything possible Is done to prevent them. " ; boat Sana J one. The attention of the readers of the News 1b invited to the followiug from tbe pen of Rev. L W. Joyce, D. D. concerning Sam Jones. He was pas lor of Trinity M. E. church in Cincin nati at the time Mr. Jones held his meeting! there, and is now one of the bishops of the M. E. church. Readers will please contrast the attack or Mr. Weldy and the Sarcoxie Vindicator which attack, however, Mr. Jones is likely to survive) with the words of ISisbop Jovce. "God is converting tbe world by tbe preaching of the gospel, and at differ ent periods In tbe nistory or uis churcn he raises up men specially gifted iu proclaiming the message of salvation to sinful men. Such a man is the Rev. Sara P. Jones. He is the product of a noble ancestry, aud iu his devo tion to God and his eminent usefulness in the cause of Christ, he honors the name of those whose blood flows In his veius. It is believed he is daily preaching to more people than any other minister in the united states "Mr. Jones' preaching is always in language which cau be readily under stood by all. It is pointed, plain, di rect and effective. In his hand tho gospel has a new attraction, and the bible becomes a wondrous power, pos scssing charms heretofore unknown. And the service of Jesus Christ is in vested with a glory that commands the admiration, the love and tbe obedi ent life of men. Mr. Jones is thor oughly consecrated to the one work of saving men from sin. He studies hu man nature; he knows man. He has a kind heart, a gentle disposition. He loves the race of maukind for Christ's sake. He wants to do everybody good. Amid all his success and no man has ever had more he is modest, aiid humble and faithful; to use his own words, 'it only makes me love my Saviour the more, who has been so good to me, and who has done so much for me.' It is believed that during his stay in Cincinnati two h una red thou sand people heard him preach the gorpcl of Christ, and the results have been greater than can be estimated. All the church denominations in the city joined harmoniously and heartily in the work and each shared in the gathering into their commuuion souls that had been brought to Christ dur ing the great revival." R. Lyon Township Sunday School Association W ill hold its next quarterly conven tion at Stowcll School House, on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 10 o clock a. m 10 0. Devotional exercises, led by the president. 10 :20. Address of welcome by Miss Jessie Stowell. 10:40. Song by Tar Creek Union Sunday School. 10 :55. Response bv J. A. Ellis. 11:15. Song by Frontier Sabbath School. 11 :30. Secret a ry'a report. 11 :40. Closing song No. 101 Gospel Hymns. Basket dinner, one and a half hours. 1 :30. Song service. 1:45. Reports of Sabbath School Secretaries. 2KX). Exercises by Mount Pisgah Sabbath School. 2 :15. Relation of Church and Sun day School, A. Shearer and others. 2 :45. Exercises by Union Sabbath School. 3 KX). What can the Sunday School do to counteract the influence of the trashv literature, C. F. Cool and others. 3 :30. Exercises by Tar Valley Sun day School. 3 :45. Miscellaneous business. All are cordially invited. Bring Gospel Hymns. OAGE-HKNDERSON. The marriage of Mr. L. P. Gage of Painesville, Ohio, to Miss M. J. Hen derson of this city was solemnized on Mondav evening last at 7 o'clock in the beautiful home of the bride's par ents jutit outside our city oh the south west, the Kev. M. . lirauiliall officiat ing. The affair was very quiet, only members of the family, Miss Anna L. Gage, daughter of the groom, aud a limited number of iuvitcd guests be ing present. Alter tho ceremony a bountiful and delicious repast was indulged in and tbe evening was spent most pleasantly. On Weduesdav Mr. aud Mrs. Gage and Miss Anna L. Gage departed for an extended trip through the south. NEW GROCERY FIRM. Mr. James Brewster this week be came proprietor of the Baxter Gro cery formerly managed by D. M. Wright, iu the Daniels building oppo site Baxter Bauk. Mr. Brewster is an energetic- and straightforward young man, having been employed by Humphrey & Son for some time and will endeavor 'to meet the wants of tbe public In the grocery line. His brother William will be associated with bim in the store and we bespeak (or the new firm a ah are of the public patronage, knowing that satisfaction will be gjren in all cases if possible. ANNUAL STATEMENT Of the Condition of the Baxter Spring- Inrestuent Company on Jan nary 10, 1890. 8SKTS. Real estate 823,785.48 Contracts SOS .08 Bills reeelrable 1.001.06 Joshua Cox and others 800.00 furniture and flxtnres lfil.M Expense 1SS9 487.48 Cash . 40 Total 828,947.08 LIABILITIES. Capital stock 820.985.00 Bills payable 4,M.Wi Sundry aomnnts ti.ei Profit and loss 1,919.41 Totol 828,947.03 I hereby certify that the abeve account is cor rect. . U. &. CUO WELL, President. EXPLANATION. MAI BSTATI LIST ACTUAL COST. Apple tract, lorty acres 81 ,395 35 McAbor tract, eighty-three acres 8,5)9.11 Milne tract, sixty acres 8,047. so Warwick Place lota 1.104.7U Warwick Place park, ten acres &W.U0 One cottage on Warwick Place 450.85 On lot on Military street 800.00 Stevens larra at Lowell, two hundred and twent) acres 8,494 15 nibbaru format Lowell, forty acres ... S.1U2 05 Total 823.765.4it LIST OF BILLS BXCtlVABLI. H. C. Townsend 8400. M Joshua Cox JSt 50 W.p. Sharp iw.oo Moore Arthur.... 267 '' ti.Vf. Parker 60.00 Total 81.OT1.C5 LIST or BILLS FATABLB. Mortjrope on Mterens arm, fire years at 7 Dercent 82.800.00 Mortgage on Hibbard farm, Are years at 7 per cent 1,500.00 Note discounted at the Baxter Bank 12 per cent, ninety days sjo.io Total .84,000.(0 JOSRtTA COX AKD OTHERS. This account is for one-half of tbe mort gage on the H'.bbard farm assumed bv th.m. It is included in our bills payable 8CCO.00 Vtl4 la k .makif orlvAM thai rha ad tj-nn mI t.iM At U. AtAitlrkthluM Af ftia. TlilVlur Springs Investment Company for the purpose or i . : , I .1. . .mm- electing iwuru ui nirtiui. .nu iui im h.h- saction of imy other bitumens I hut may come be- lore li, win ue neiu m ine uiuuc ut mr TuiniMii; in Baxter Springs, Kansas, on the 11th day of February, ltW. H. B. CUO WE LI,, President. Noticx. Owners of stock ro the Baxter Springs Investment Company who desire to trade lor lots at a fair price can dt so by calling on the undersigned. H. H. CltOWELL. Sharpers Still Swindling Farmers. Sharpers are abroad in tbe land again who are scheming to skin tho farmers. They have successfully robbed several "farmers of Sedgwick county and it is more than likely that they are working some of the farmer of this county. Their plan of proceed ure is about as follows : They ap proach a farmer and want to make a contract for his 6nrplus corn, agreeing lo pay him from two to live cents per bushel more than his home or nearest grain merchant can or will give. Th grain is to bo delivered a little later on at a designated place. The farmer, always anxious to obtain the best prices possible, and ils right that he hhould, seldom hesitates about selling his corn, and signs the contract, which, iu a short time, turns up as a note in the hands of "innocent parties,' and nothing is left for tho tanner but to pay the same. Thero is still another trick, but he who gets picked op on it is not to be pitied by honest people, as he purchases something, experience, with which be can swindle others. lr is this : A man approaches the farmer aud offers to sell hi'n a receipt to makt bis wheat weigh double its natural weight and bring full market price, taking an agreement to accept a pro portion of the trains made out of th scheme. Thia agreement also tnrns op as a note. Where Language Fall. Laneuaire is hardly strong enough to exuress my admiration of the mer its of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. It is the best remedy for croup and whoopinir coujfh I have ever used. During the past eighteen years I havo tried nearly all the prominent cough medicines on the market, but say, aud with pleasure, too, that Chamberlain'- Cough ltemedy is the lest of all. Thomas Rhodes, Ttakenifield, California. For sale at Craiir'a Dra? Store. Frank IL McGregor has opened a branch paint and wall paper store at Weir City. Card of Thanh. I desire to publicly express my thanks to the friends who havn so kind ly aided mo in obtaining my pension and especially to Hon. B. W. lVt kim and Pension Attorney Will T. Walker of Wellington, Kan. Sincerely, Sawckl Mitchell. stbtp wosk8 fob sale. I will sell at a bargain the Baxter. Springs Syrup Works cither In wht! or in part as purchaser may desire. Terms mado suitable. For particular Inquire of J. Slcsskb & Son, Baxter Springs. Kan. Tore mtple syrup at Cooper's.