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VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1.
We are bound for C. F. NOBLE’S STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERY : HOUSE, BAXTER SPRINGS, KANSAS. C. D. MESERVE & CO., Agricultur’l Implements Bules, Watons, Hay-Balers, Wire, Etc. SOUTH MILITARY ST., BAXTER SPRINGS. KAN. J. G. POLSTER, BAXTER SPRINGS, KANSAS. Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals Paints, Oils and Window Glass. FINE TOILET SOAPS, BRUSHES, COMBS, ETC, FANCY ARTICLES, AND PERFUMERY IN GREAT VARIETY. Watches, Clocks and an Elegant Assortment of Jewelry. PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED. PENSIONS For Soldiers. Widows, Orphans and Dependent Parents Claims rejected, bounty, back pay, &c.. prosecuted witl vigilance. Legal fees charged only when successful. Your Business is Solicited. J. C. BODEN, Pension and Claim Attorney, GALENA. KAN. THE FREEMAN. HAVE YOU SEEN “THE FREEMAN,” Ths Great ani Only Piclml Colored Nmjajer’ WELL, YOU OUGHT TO SEE IT. It is brim full of news from all parts of the country, and it contains each week a large line of illustrations concerning colored people, with tne portraits and skethes of representative colored men and women. It is fte Largest and Most Complete Colored Newspaper Now PnWisneo. and is read by more than one hundred thousand coloredU*°ple every wee- Another feature of it is that the type setting, illustrating, etching, I - work and editorial work is all done by colored people. Send for sample copies and special inducements to agents. A your letter to “ The Freeman.” or Edward E. Cooper, Indianapolis, “ WITH ZM-AJLICZE TOWARD KONE, WITH CHARITY ZFCCR. ALL.” BAXTER SPRINGS. CHEROKEE COUNTY, KANSAS, JUNE 18 SALUTATORY. We beg briefly to state our reasons for offering a new paper for public patronage, and also to define the field we propose to occupy. In answer to, the inquiry, “Is there need for a new ' paper?” we say, we think there is. ' First, the colored population of Southeastern Kansas is already large, and is rapidly increasing. It is also fast becoming, to some extent, an edu cated population. While our interests are in every respect identical with those of the white race, yet our posi tion in regard to that race is unique. Our obligations, both as citizens and • as men and women, are the same as theirs, yet our opportunities are not the same; our advantages are non.in ally the same, yet a wide gulf exists between their advantages and ours which it is not yet in the power of the bravest, the wisest or the most capa ble of any of us to bridge over. Our position being then unique, not one among all the twenty or more dif ferent races and nationalities which make up the American people holding the peculiar position that we do, while at the same time our du ties to the government are the same as theirs,-—on this account we need a voice of our own. We need our own avenues of expression. We need to reason without' white friends through the public press. For the races to un derstand one another it is necessary to read each others papers and magazines Second, that we hold the balance of power, not only in our national and state elections, but also in municipal elections, is conceded. As voters, holding in our hands this mighty power, it is essential to public welfare that we be better understood by those who seek our votes. Therefore, whiles the political creed of our paper will be republican, while republican principles will be firmly held, clearly stated and boldly promulgated, yet the tfearing of republican measures favorably or unfavorably affecting our race will be pointed out and freely discussed in these columns. Third, as voters we have our own race interests to look after. Our young men and women, before casting their votes, need to be instructed in le gat'd to the relation of race questions to national politics. While these are our main reasons for offering The Southern Argus as a new voice, We intend to keep our columns open for the free discussoin of all matters political, religious, so cial - and for correspondence from abroad. We design to make our paper in the best sense of the word a family papei with departments to interest all. Truly yours, E. M. Woods. The city council and street commis sioner are getting a move on them selves. They are grading and graveling Sheridan street between Lincoln and Grant streets. Go on with the timely work for the first thing that the ob servant stranger notices is the condi tion of the public thoroughfares. Reports of children’s day exercises at the different churches and other re ligious services held in this city the past Sabbath, will appear in the next issue. We are glad to see our old friend C. W. Daniels, out and well again aft er his trip to New Mexico where a short spell of sickness had seized upon h i m. R. P. McGregor leaves for Jasper county, as soon as he is well, to gather statistics regarding the manufacturing interests of that county. J. P. Hartley is superintendent of the 4th day of July celebration which takes place at Col. March s paik Bax ter Springs, Kans. Miss S. E. Bell of St. Joe. Mo, was here to take the examination ot public school teachers. Sue was successful and will return. The Argus is the newsiest, the best ootten up. the largest, and the cheap est Afro-American newspaper sold tor 75 cents a year. Juvenile Sons and Daughters of Friendship convene every third Satur day afternoon at 3 o’clock at Mt. Olive Baptist church. Evervbody turn out in his or her summer clothes and participate in the 4th of July celebration at Col. March s park. C S Patterson of Ft. Scott, Kan., was visiting in Baxter a few days ago. Mr. Patterson leaves soon for Chicago. Mrs. MolliT Wickware Kan., was in Baxter on the IVtb ult, the guest of Mrs. Love, her mother. Editor T. G. Robinson of the Weil Journal dropped in to see ns during his brief stay in the burg. Mrs Walter Tuttle has returned from Chicago after a long visit to rela tives and friends. CITY LOCATE. We are prepared to offer bargains in White goods. A great variety at re duced prices. Call and see them at J. M. Cooper’s. BAXTER GROCERY HOUSE. I do not advertise any dudes or monkeys, but meet all honorable com petition in business, both in price and quality of goods, and always am head quarters for prices on butter and eggs, and fruits and vegetables. As an evi dence of our capability my business is daily increasing. J. H. Humphrey. Ben’s Barber Shop is in March’s building east side of Military street. Every da\ Cook Book and Natural llistorv ot the Work! to give away at W. E. Tyner’s. Go to the Parlor Restaurant for a good meal. SP. Partch, Prop’r. Just received at J. M. Cooper’s a lot of “Meek’s” Cassimere Pants, the best in the market for the money. Splendid ice cream may be had at Mrs. McClellan’s restaurant on Satur day and Sunday evenings. Call to see Mrs. M. J. Sutton’s artis tic paintings, west side North Main st. Are von bothered with dandruff? If so go to Ben’s Barber Shop and use Ben’s Danderine. Don’t forget “Hill’s Place.” Lunch room, Cigars and Tobacco and Sum mer drinks. G P Hill, Prop’r. Go to W. E. Tyner’s and get a Webster’s Dictionary tree. Remember that J. M. Cooper sells the kind of a hat you want at a price that can’t be discounted. Is your hair falling out? If so go to Ben’s Barber Shop and use Ben’s Danderine. Ice Cream at the Parlor Restaurant bv the dish, quart or gallon. S P Partch, Prop’r. All who know themselves to be in debted to me please call and settle al nice. W. E. Tyner. Rock Bottom Shoes in all sizes and styles constantly on hand at J. M. Cooper’s. Go to W. E. Tyner’s tor straight dealing every time. The 'largest, cheapest and best line of Parasols at J- M Cooper’s. Mason’s fruit jars at W. E. Tyner’s -heap. _________ Our terms are cash. Much matter crowded out. Wasn’t Friday a scorcher? The Argus gives you a variety of news. Our books are now open for sub scriptions. Samuel 11. Smith visited Pittsburg, Kan., on the Blh. The Argus reaches all classes, grades ind colors of people. W. A. McLean of Parsons was in he city last Monday. The Argus gives you both the race ind the general news. A. M. Peake & Co. have sold out to Y M. Stapleton & Co. J. H. Anderson has purchased an ‘legant baby carriage. The city library is open Tuesdays, rhursdays and Saturdays. The Baxter write up will, perhaps, je seen in another number. Miss Anna McClain of Cherokee was in Baxter Springs Sunday. Rev. F. Durden of Oswego, Kan., called at the Argus office on the Ist. A cherub presented itseif to Mr. and Mrs. Jas. T. Bryan on the 15th of May. G. O. McClain of Cherokee came iver to attend the quarterly meeting. The white friends are subscribing to the Argus as rapidly as our own race. Rev. Jordan Allen, of Pardons, preached at the A. M. E. church May 11. Rev. J. M. Rivers held quarterly meeting at the C. M. E. church Sun day. Mrs. Pleasant Sutton made a trip to Joplin not many days since on busi ness. Wm. 11. Rowe of Washington, D. C-. is favoring Baxter with bis pres ence. David Hurt is at E. E. Edwards’ carriage shop learning the trade. Stay l he re, Da v id. John R- Lvnch lyceum meets every Monday night at the A. M E. chapel at 7 :30 o’clock. J C Wooton and family of Neutral attended children’s day exercises here Sunday evening. The reading matter has been some what curtailed in this i*<ne, the de mand for advertising being greater than had been anticipated. For a friend to wish the Ar«.i « well, always pleases the editor, but a great’ er expression of that fnen 1 - withes is to subscribe or band in au ad. j 1801. Wright’s GREAT JUNE CLEARANCE: SALE COMMENCES NEXT SATURDAY, JUNE 20th. Just One-Third Off! Oar entire stock of Trimmed Hats will be placed on sale on Saturday, June 20th, at one-third off the regular price. These prices will hold good until the entire lot is sold: 16 hats will be |4; $4 hats will be $2.67; 11 hats will be 67c. These prices will insure the immediate sale of all goods left Our : Great: Bankrupt: Sale of CLOTHING is still going on. Thirty-eight suits sold last Sat urday. Forty per cent saved is an item worth looking after. Our June Clearance Sale Is attracting the attention of everybc 10,000 yds Best Calico 4|c w’th 7|c. 10,000 yds Gingham 5 4c worth BJc. 10,000 yds Blaze at 5c worth 74c. 10,000 yds L. L. Muslin 5c w’th 6|c. 10,000 yds Bleached Muslin at B|c worth 10c. 1,000 yds Slate Camb. 5c w’th 6 Jc. Our Mammoth Stock Must be Reduced in June! We will place on sale three lots of Black Organdy Lawn: One lot of 8,000 yds at 94c, worth 12|c; one lot of 7,000 yds at lljc, worth 16|c; one lot of 6,000 yds at 12|c, worth 18c and 20c. these prices we cannot sell more than two patterns to one customer. Our entire stock of Parasols and Fans on sale to close. One hundred dozen Ladiea’ Jersey Vests at 6|*c. ISAAC WRIGHT, W. E. TYNER, DEALER IN Staple Fancy Groceries Provisions, Etc. Highest Market Prices Paid for Produce! GRAIN and FEED! East aide Military Street, Sfinga, Kao.a. directors. ALEXANDER WARNER, P™ H K f NOWELL, Tn Pr*. ISi C PJfRKINS, Cat Mer. B- WARNER, A»» t i :«**ler. L. MCRRA r PEEK I NS. TH E BA.STBR:: BANK. ,!>*< -OKPORATKhI PAID VP CAPITAL ga*JO,(MM).OO. Does a General Banking Business. BAXTER SPRINGS, KANSAS. CHICA6O SHOE HOUSE, WM. AACH & CO., Prop’rs, galena, - - - KANBAB. Headquarters for I»n > Goods. ( lothing. B<h.K Shoes. Hat ( aps. Gents’ Furnishing Goods, 1 ranks and alne*. PRICE 75 CIS. A YEAR. ly. Read carefully the prices below: 50 Ladies* Hats M 00, worth >6.00. 50 Ladies’ Hats 12.00, worth $3.00. 100 Ladies’ Hats 67c, worth 11.00. 200 Men’s Suite $12.00, w’th $20.00. 200 Men’s Suite $9.00, worth $15.00. 200 Men’s Suite $7.20, worth $12.00. 100 G. A. R. Suite $7.56, w’th $lO.OO.