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CITY AND COUNTY NEWS.
J. TL Tucker has Ju8t received an
elegant liue of spring clothing.
We have an immense stock of field
and garden seeds. Our prices are the
iowest: 55c a bushel for extra clean
new red top ; $4 a bushel lor fine new
red clover seed. Everything else in
proportion. We will sell you geuuine
Connecticut oniou seed and guarantee
it to grow. J. J. Fbiblkv.
A full line of Drugs at wholesale
and retail at G. G. Gregg'a. The paint
and oil season is here and we are sup
plied and ready to funiilsh you at the
lowest market price for good material.
Your prescriptions should always be
taken to G. G. Gregg.
For Sale. One span young grey
mares. Will sell for cash or on 9
months time with good security.
W. A. Bbamak,
. Neutral, Kan.
Tucker has the "dande-line" of
epring clothing. See it.
See Sirs. Stark's new spring hats.
Elegant styles and trimmings very
Hiean. Aluo a nice line of kid gloves
in all shades and the fiuest line of
dress goods in the city.
See Tucker's new line of spring
clothing before buying.
JUST RECEIVED a fine line of
canned fruits, fancy crackers, pre
serve, extracts, fancy soaps, etc., at
SEED POTATOES Early Ohio
frotn Iowa at B.F. Brown's.
New ginghams at J. R. Tucker's.
TRY BREWSTER BROS. CASH
GROCERY FOR FIRST CLASS
GOODS AT LOWEST PRICES.
Go to Tucker's for new ginghams.
Six pounds of tea for a dollar at
New ginghams at J. R. Tucker'.
ORANGES AND LEMONS
Fresh at W.E. Ttkeb's.
Buy the misses' corset waists at
SENECA MILLS FLOUR AT
BREWSTER BROS. CASH GRO
CERY. A ful line of Warner's corset at
J. R. Ttjckee's.
FIGS 15c a pouud at Brewster
Bros. Cash Grocery.
New spring goods now arriving at
J. R. Tucker.
Sheet blueing at Brewster Bros.
Ladies, patronize Tucker for your
Lunch or meals at Ohlen's.
Ladies, try a pair of the "Common
Sense" $2 shoe at Tcckcb's.
BARGAINS IN RUBBER GOODS I
Secure your rubbers and arctics
while they are going at a bargain at
B. F. Bkowb's.
Another large arrival of the popular
12 shoes at Tccxia'S.
TEA! TEA! TEA! TEA!
The finest line in the city on which
we defy competition in prices.
J. J. OSBOBV.
Go to Tucker's for new ginghams.
We will meet any prices made on
goods in our line in this city or ia any
of the neighboring towus..
J. J. Osbosv, The Grocer.
Rev. A. R Miller will leave for con
ference next Monday.
Jack Ilorner Pie at the city hall this
Dr. Gregg still holds the fort with
calm, unruffled countenance.
Don't fail to forget to register, and
then blame us because you cannot vote.
The Austin shaft is over 75 feet deep
and still going down. Prospects good.
Chetopa is preparing to build a but
ter and cheese factory the same size as
the Baxter Springs plant.
The G. A. R., K. of P. and Select
Friends lodges removed their effects to
the Cooper ball this week.
Pie ! Pie ! Pie! Jack Horner Pie
to-night! One hundred plums! Good
program ! Fun ! Coming ?
Coal has been a trifle scarce in town
this week owing to the prolonged yet
needless stsy or old winter.
Messrs. Schwartz & Son, the pho
tographers, left Tuesday for Joplin.
They did a splendid business here.
Columbus had a terrible mad dog
scare last week. The direct result of
it was the sudden death of 65 dogs.
At the city electiou to be held on
April 1, Jopliu will have its first ex
perience with the "Australian plan."
The Board of Education met in reg
ular monthly session Monday evening
last. No business of special impor
tance. Next Sunday will close the pastorate
of Rev. Miller of the Methodist church
for this conference year, perhaps per
manently. J. M. Cooper is removing two small
tenement houses from South Military
street to his farms a few miles west of
the city. ' "
The R. L. Biruin property in the
northeast part of our city will be sold
Monday by the sheriff to satisfy a
The exercises at the hall to-night
will cost you a cent apiece, but the O.
P. R. A. will be worth more than the
The tract of land lying just north
of the city and known as La Vets
Place is advertised by the sheriff for
sale on the 24th iust.
The weather the past week has been
adything but pleasant. Generally
cloudy with raw winds and occasion'
ai slight falls of snow.
Col. Msrch is still suffering consid
erably with his wrist that was so bad
ly cut by falling plate glass at the re
cent fire and Is still off duty.
Subject at morning service at M. E.
cborcb next Sunday will be "The
Hfiniatrv." at thA ftVAnlnir service
"The Possessions of the Christian."
T. W. Smith gives it as his opinion
that there will be no peaches grown
this yesr within 800 miles of this city.
The buds are all dead in this vicinity.
There will be an important meeting
of the stockholders of the butter and
cheese factory in this city Saturday,
March 15, at 2 o'clock. All member
should be present.
Mr. AI. Blnns, Miss Alice Craig and
Miss Sadie Talbot, the most first class
est cooks in southeastern Kansas, are
preparing a monstrous pie for the af
fair at the ball to-night.
Samuel Bricker returned to the city
Wednesday evening and it is expected
that the organization of the windmill
company will be perfected and opera
tions be begun at once.
It is said David Powell, Of born Cox
and some half dozen other American
citizens of African deseeut suddenly
dissDDeared Tuesday and Wednesday,
ostensibly for the purpose of avoiding
an interview with the county attorney.
A tlia mntln nf thn ennntv com-
Mt MV MIWVMW0 - ' -J -
mlasioner last Monday the contract
for overseeing tne poor farm was
awarrinri to James W. Tavlor. former
ly chairman of the republican central
committee of Sprlngvalley towpMp
The O. P. R. A. at fle baU this
(Saturday) evening connection with
Jack Horner pie Is prepared for the
stage by (he following well known ac
tors: First soprano, Mrs. Fribley;
second soprana, (Irish girl), Carrie
Danglade: Dutch comedian, Clark;
manager, H spent an.
F. D. Pettit, the singing evangelist,
will continue the roe Del meetings at
the city hall during the coming week.
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock his
subject will be MA Model Man" and in
the evening "Christ or Bob Iugersoll,
Whicn r uooa goipei, gooa singing.
Come, see and enjoy.
CHEROKEE COUNTY, KANSAS, MARCH 8, 1890.
B. F. BROWN'S
"ALLIANCE " PRICE LIST.
13 lbs. of Granulated Sugar for $1.00;
14 lbs. Best Extra C Sugar for $1.00;
15 lbs. New Orleans Sugar for $1.00;
16 lbs. Light Brown Sugar for $1.00;
3 cans of Staudurd Corn for 25 cts. j
Scans Standard Blackberries for Sac ;
5 lbs. of Buckwheat Flour for 20 cts. ;
24 lbs. standard Corn Meal, 15cts.;
4 boxes of Matches for 5 cts. ;
2 packages of best Soda for 15 cts. ;
3 lbs. Dried Grapes for 25 cts. ;
12 lbs. Hominy for 25 cts. ; '
More to follow next week.
B. F. Baowir.
Fine line crackers and fsncy candies
just in st Brewster Bros. Cash Grocery.
New spring goods, at Tucker's.
Best corn, 3 cans for 25c, at J. J. Os
born's. -' .
Full line of children's shoes at J. R.
We have a full stock of queensware
cheap. J. J. OsBOKX.
New spring goods at Tucker's.
Fine rye bread at Ohlen's.
Corn, bran, oats snd other feed at
Brewster Bros. Cash Grocery.
CANDIES! CANDIES 1
We carry a full stock of W. A
Mouut & Co's. best candies.
r J. J. Obbobx.
O big bars of soap for 25c at Brews
ter Bros. Cash Grocery.
$700 worth of boots aud shoes,
rubber goods consisting of imitation
sandals, buckle arctics and Alaska at
B. F. Brown's at cost and below.
CAPITO'S CITY BAKERY.
Fresh bread, cakes, pies, etc every
day. Lunch, cigars, tobacco, nuts
and fruits in season.
Baking Powdeb lib. 15c; )4 lb.
10c ; H lb. Scat J.J. Osbobn's.
Remember, I buy my goods for
SPOT CASH and will seU you har
ness of every descriptiou cheaper than
vou can buy elsewhere, at the old reli
able Pioneer Harness jBhop.of Chero
kee couuty. . u. urrxBMAjr.
L. C. Goodn wiH'Pf the highest
market price forutchera stock. In
quire st Drovers and Farmers bank.
Mabbicd. At Spring River Church
of the Society of Friends and in ac
cordance with the custom of that so
ciety, on Thursday, March 6, 1890,
Miss Tacv Burgess to Mr. Joseph C.
Ebenstein, both of this county. After
the ceremony at 11 :30 o'clock the hap
py couple and a large number of their
friends repaired to the home of the
groom's parents west of Baxter
Springs where an elegant repast was
enjoyed. The Nxws acknowledges re
ceipt of a large taste of the delicacies
and joins a host of friends in wishing
Mr. Ebenstein and his estimable bride
a prosperous anf. happy life together.
The assessors of the county met in
Columbus Monday to agree upon a
basis of assessment and receive in
structions from tbe commissioners with
regard to tbe work. It was agreed to
place all real estate at ten per cent be
low last year's valuation, leaving per
sonal property the same, which wss
one-half actual cash value on tbe pre
ceding year. The assessors were in
structed to use the utmost care in or
der to secure a complete and correct
list of all property and a penalty wss
fixed by the commissioners for any
failure to make s correct assessment.
We have received papers from Rev.
E. H. Stewart, formerly pastor of tbe
Baptist chncch here, who is now at
Portland, Pa, in XlAch we find a set
of resolutions of ianfidence to the ef
fect that the deacons and trustees of
the church there have made a thor
ough examination of tbe charges
brought agalist Mr. Stewart (about
the aame as were brought sgainst him
while here) with (he result that they
endorse his work aud resolve to stand
by and slln bto in his earnest and
-The latest candidate for favors in
the newspsper fisl of this county is
the Galena Tlmewe first number of
which appeared en our table last Sst
orday. The Times is bscked by the
Galena Publishing Co, under a state
charter, 'with a capital stock of $3,000.
D. R. Neville Is editor and C. T. Dana
buainess manager of tbe new paper,
and the first number bears evidence of
careful and effective work. The Times
firomisea to be a newspaper not only
nname but infictand we extend to
it a hearty welcome.
Tii animal mesilnff of the Cherokee
County Breeders? Associstion wiU. beJJC.a Ar-no, money and cant get
held in Colombo! on
15, 1890, at 2 p. fi.
. L.1L PicxxiisQ, Secretary.
THE WOUXDKD BIRDS fLVTTEB.
Considerable consternation has been
caused among tbe anti-prohibition
class of our citizens tbe past fw days
by a court of inquisition set up by
county attorney C D. Ashley and his
deputy Sam'l H. Smith before which
a number of Baxter citizens have been
called to testify with regard to their
knowledge of intoxicating liquors be
ing sold in this city. We understand
Mr. Ashley has conducted similar ex
aminations recently iu Weir City and
Galena. Tbe purpose is to indict vio
lators of tbe prohibitory law of Kan
sas for trial in tbe district court.
County Attorney Ashley is proceed
ing under paragraph 2543 of the gen
eral statutes of 1889 which make it
hi duty, when notified of a violation
of the law, to inquire into the fa:ts by
issuing a subpeeua for such persons a
he may believe have any knowledge
of such violation to appear before him
to testify. Tbe testimony shall be re
duced to writing and signed by the
witness as in taking depositions In
civil cases. If the testimony shall
disclose tbe fsct that au offense has
been committed tbe county attorney
shall file such statement and his com
plaint in a court of competent juris
diction, whereupon a warrant shall is
sue for the arrest of tbe persons named
in such information, aud shall com
mand the officer to seize any and all
intoxicating liquors, bottles, etc, in
D08se88ion of such nerson and safely
keep the same subject to tbe order of
tne court ; u tne person be convicted
then tbe court sbsll order, besides the
other penalties prescribed, thst the said
officers shall publicly destroy all such
roperty used and employed for such
llegal purpose. Upon conviction tbe i
smallest penalty that can be assessed is
a fine of $100 and thirty days im
prisonment in the county jail upon
Up to Thursday evening thirty-six
witnesses had been examined includ
ing a number of persons who come
under the head of "leading citizens."
The testimony taken is of course not
to be made public yet, but we under
stand from seversl of the parties "who
have been there" that some evidence
of a yery damaging character was
given, in consequence of which there
have been several sudden departures
oT persons doubtless more or less in
terested since Tuesday last.
The anti-probibitionista naturally
censure Mr. Ashley quite strongly for
his action In tbe matter, but If they
will take the trouble te read the law
they will see that It is his duty, and
the'law says he shall do this whenever
violations of the law are brought to
his notice. Tbe wsy to renedy the
trouble is not by blaming the proper
officers for enforcing the law, but by
removing the law if it be obnoxious.
So long as it remains in effect we ssy
enforce it tbe same as other laws, then
its obnoxious psrts will be the more
apparent and a remedy more easily
suggested or secured.
The examinations cannot but result
in a large amount of bitterness and
ill feeling between the temperance and
anti-prohibition classes here, whether
any convictions result or not, but by a
strict observance of the law on the
pert of everyone all of it might have
ABOUT XIKE&AX PROSPECTS.
Seneca is probably on the eve of a
grand mineral boom. Tbe prospecting
which has resulted In the recent rich
finds there was begun in June, 1888,
on a small scale. Abundant evidences
of good mineral were found, but a
Isck of capital and confidence kept the
work back and little was developed
until recently. As is tbe case here the
water was heavy and obstacles many,
but by steady, persistent effort for
nearly two years they have succeeded
In bringing to view an almost solid
face of mineral teoHo fifteen feet deep,
while the body of mineral in the bot
tom of the shaft indicates thst the bot
tom of tbe body hss not yet been
reached. They are now blasting cut
great bodies of zino and lead ore and
piling it op around the shaft A
three-year lease on the ten acres con
taining this shaft was recently sold for
$2,500. We give the above facte for
tbe purpose of showing that our own
prospect shafts and those pot down
aeveral years ago have exhibited as
good prospects as did the Seneca shaft
and there is no good reason or way of
proving that we cannot also find min
eral in paying quantities when the
proper depth baa been reached.
PLEASE CAIX AJtD SETTLE.
All nersons knowing themselves In
debted to McElhiney a Fribley are re-!
quested to call and settle. The boots
are In my possession ana i win con
sider it a great favor if parties who
owe u book accounts will call ia
and pay us and save me the trouble
and exDense of sending a collector te
call on them. Now coin in and settle;
iv me your
I and let me square np the books.
Resp'y yours, J. J. FaiauT.
iiir ounia im uu kit- us jw ww
We would call tbe attenlion of tbe
citizens of Baxter gprings snd sur
rounding country to our new line of
stsple snd fsncy "groceries. We hsve
constantly at hand a fine line of dried
fruits, canned fruits, crackers, coffees,
teas, candies, spices, baking powder,
flour, mince meat, cheese, lard, butter,
eggs, oat flakes, .navy and butter beans,
laundry and toilet soaps, granulated
sugar (13Bia for $1), fresh kraut, maple
sugar, cocoanuts, oranges, bananas,
seed potatoes from Iowa, Early Rose
and Early Ohio. If you need any
thing in tbe grocery liue give us a call
and we will endeavor to please you
both In quslity and price.
Bbiwstib Bbob. Cash Gbocebt.
Society of Christian Endeavor.
The Young People's Society of
Cbristiau Endeavor will give a social
at the residence of Mr. Ira C. Perkins
next Tuesdsy evening, March 11. Tbe
following program will be rendered :
Music, instruments!, Mr. Jas. Cooter;
reading, Miss Ray Brewster; charade,
Mrs. 8. M. Brewster; recitation, Mrs.
Benj. S. Warner; music, vocal, Miss
Bess Daniels; story iu her owu lan-
f;uage, Miss Eldred Hsines; music,
ustrumeutal, Miss Leila Sands ; music,
song. Miss Maggie Babr; music, duet,
Mr. F. M. Perkins; tableau, Miss Stel
la Caruth; refreshments, grub sup
per. All members and friends invited.
Bring with you a smiling counte
nauce, bright wit and a heart beating
with enthusiasm and love for tbe Y.
P. 8. C. E. Secbetabt. .
Pay up Tow Anmane
As Mr. Brewster has begun work ;
under tbe contract recently made be
tween himself and the Spring Branch
Mining Co. all members of said com
pany are hereby notinea mat tne as
sessment recently made must be paid
in so tbat tbe work can be paid for as
it progresses. Do not neglect this. -By
order of board of directors.
B. F. Bbowx, Pres.
The directors of the butter and
cheese factory met last Saturday as
per announcement. R. H. Talbot was
chosen president pro tern and J. II.
Ballard secretary. Tbe committee on
by-laws made a satisfactory report
which the directors decided to submit
for the approval of tbe stockholders at
a meeting to be held Saturday, If arch
15. A committee was appointed to
see that tbe work upon the building is
properly done, after which the meet
ing adjourned to March 15, at 2
In our issue of Feb. 22 we published
an item to the effect tbat R. J. Down-.
ing bad been expelled from the Baptist
church of this city. Tbe item was
dictated in our office by W. U. Mead
and we very thoughtlessly gave it
place in our columns without asking
other members of tbe church as to its
truth. Since tbat time we have
learned that less than half a dozen
members of tbe church were present
at the meeting aud that some of then
wanted to defer action until ilr.
Downing could be heard in hit ewv
bebair, as be wss men anseni irom
the city, but as Mr. Mead wanted the
action taken then and bad a majority
on bis side at that time it was don.
Mr. Downing hss since returned andt
asserts that be severed bis connection
with the church several months be
fore this meeting wss held and was
not a member of it at tbat time. We
are also informed by other parties that
the above is true, and that Mr. Down
ing has for months been solelyengag
ed in the practice of law. We have
no desire to reflect npon tbe character
of anyone by the publication of state
ments not fully warranted by ract
and make this additional atatemeut
not at the suggestion of Mr. Downing,
but because we believe that if be had
been given a hearing the result would
have been different.
L.D. Brewster set tbe two eneines
and pomps In motion at tbe Spring
Branch shaft just after noon Thursday.
They worked like a charm together
for a few hours and tnen sometnmg
went wrong with tbe first pump snd
it had to be pulled oot, as has so onea
been the case before. As we go to
press the workmen are again about
ready to begin pumping.
Wakaa Him TJp.
Mr. R. L. Smith, a merchant at Dun-
das, Mo, says: "Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy gives tne best or sstistactioB.
The trouble Is that people wake me op
at all times during the night wanting
it for croup."
For sale at Craig's Drug btore.
BsglalisiUam Books Opos.
ThenoU books for the registratkm.
of voters of this city are now open ft
nr affiea. Everr voter la reaaired f
register at least once each year at let
tea davs before election, if be deUt
to vote. Books will close Friday even-.-ing,
March 21, 1890.
1L H. Gabsxcb, City Clerk.
5AFE5T MID DEJT E0D2B EI C3EI10IES COTJTITY.
THY 0, II. BALDTUrS CASH GF.CDEHY SYS!
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