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THE DODGE CITY TIMES.
DODGE CITY. SATURDAY. MAY 22. SUBSCKHTJOJf: MOO per year, in ailvanee N. B. KLAiafatt.EilltoriuatlPublUlarr. ESTEEEB ATTIICPOBTOFFICE AT DoDOE ClTV, KAXSAS, AS SECOXD-CXASS MAIL MATTEB. A NEW INDUSTRY. The legislature of Virginia recently gran fed a charter for tbe incorporation of a com pany to Ix known as the "Virginia Angora Co." Tbe capita! of the association ia placed at $2,000,000, of which amou&i $1,300,000 is said to hare already been subscribed. Ac cording to its charter tbe company it permit ted lo hold in fee 200,000 acres of land, and to issue bond;, but not without the conwnt of nine-tenths of all the stockholders. A contract has been made with California par ties to transfer their etock of thoroughbred Angoras to Virginia, and to furnish also 20,000 ewes of original Maltese etock, to be purchased in and brought from Mexico. Although the industry has been successful in California, yet the conditions for success are so far superior in the mountains of Virginia as to warrant the transfer of the herds and an expenditure o! alwut $230,000 in making the transfer and in improrements. The Angora goat is a peculiar animal, found only in a Tery limited area in Asia Minor, at an average elevation of 4,000 feet above tide, in latitude about 40 North, a winter climate as low, as zero of Fahrenheit, and a moJer- ately hot climate iu summer, condition all of which, as well as the kind and quality of herhagp, arc all fulfilled in the location se cured in Virginia. Dy rrmittirg no breed ing except from pure thoroughbred bucks, the fourth cross giyes a wool as fine, leng and silky as the pure stock, and scarcely distinguishable hy experienced experts. The production of mohair will be the prin cipal business .of the company, but other important industries will be carried on in connection with it, such as hideB fcr morocco; tallow for the highest grades of fancy soap?; furs, robes, mats and trimmings; Swiss cheefe from the milk. The wethers will all be slaughtered at a proper age. They be come very large and fat, and tbe flesh is much superior to mutton and scarcely (lis tinguiehable from the best venison, for which the saddles are usually sold. Large num- bers of hogs will be fattened on the refuse, and glue and fertilizers manufactured from the scraps ard banes. Tbe horns command high rates for certain manufactures. BAINS AND CBOPS. The people of Kansas have been rejoicing recently in very copiotu rains, and we have the reports from all quarters that "tbe crop are eafe." It is the Bme old story repeated almost every year. Scraehow people eetm incapable of getting clear of that nightmare of tbe early territorial days "drouihy Kansas." It never affected estcrn Miss ouri, and why it should Eistern Kansas any more, we never could understand. People do not discriminate, and it has come to be common to apply meteorological phenomena by civil rules. It is all Kanas, from near 95 to 102 degrees of longitude, but it is rot climatically so. Perhaps, in time, the one great lesson needed wijl be learned that corn belongs to the eastern section of tbe state, and that Iwycnd Salina the small grain must be depended on. Then there is another thing that ecews to be inherited from early times the tendency to make more out of a Kansas grievance than any where elo under the sun. It may come from climatic causes, the nervou'ness in duced by tbe stimulating air of the prairies, but tbe failure of a field of wheat creates a louder and wider climor than is made over a country short of crops elsewhere. Minnesota has suflered tenfold more from grasshoppers than Kansas, yet the fact is rarely referred to or known oufeide her borders. And since we have been noting crops in this fart of the West, we have known mere disastrous fail tires in extent and number both, in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, than in Kansas, and yet the world is hardly the wiser for it. But lhi, perhaps, will cure itself as the country becomes older, and people en the new frontier are able to pro vide for a season ahead. But it is now so over one-third of the state, and this thing of panic sensation should be stopped. The truth is that so far as tbe settled portions of Kansas are concerned, it is a more reliable state as to crops than either of the central states. Iowa has hardly had one good crop in lour years, yet you have to go among the people to find it out. The rains of Kansas are abundant, but tbey arc more periodical than east of the Mississippi and far that very reason more certain. This is common sense and it is lime to recognize the lacL K. C. Journal. Commissioset. Williamson, of the Gen, Land Office, has received a cumber of letters from homestead settlers on laeds in Kansas in the sections which have been afflicted by tbe drought, in which they state the deplor able condition they have been tLrown in by this visitation and asking whether relief could not be afforded. The Commissioner, in conversation with members and Senators, said that he hoped that the bill introduced by Representative Ryan for the relief of settlers in tliece regions would be patsed speedily, as there was no question of Ibe jutness of such an act, that a measure of the same character was passed for the relief of the homestead settlers in the region visited by the grasshopper plague several yean ago, and was found of great benefit to those people. In speaking of the occupation of the public lands, he said that there was a general increase in settlements of this char acter throughout the Territories and the new States; that mere public lands had been oc cupied during the present fiscal year than in any other single year in the history of the Land Office; that he had received a letter from the Surveyor General at the new Land Office at Grand Forks, Dak., announcing that 105,000 acres of public lands were taken up in that office the first day it was opened. The railroad to Kingman will soon be in process of construction, so we learn from the Citizen. Remember that rice earn and millet can be raised in paying crops in this county if a general drouth should exist, and as tbise two products will supply both man and beast with healthy, nutritious food, farmers should put every acre they have to spare in one of thee cereals. If we have a drouth we will not have very much hay, therefore as good prices can be obtained for feed next year as has been obtained this. Millet is now selling at seven dollars per ton, while good prairie hay is worth five dollars. Far mers can live well here and pay all their debts by raising seasonable crops adapted to their soil and climate. We have a beautiful and healthy climate, and we can prosper here with very little rain. Larned Optic. We have no idea bf exaggerating in rela tion to the wheat prospect. In nearly every instance the crop is' an absolute failure, yet we know of fields that without rain will give ten bushels of wheat to the acre, and with rain shortly, fifteen. These fields are just beginning to head, and the wheat is eighteen inches high. This may seem strange, but if any one doubts it come to thia office and bring a team, if the doubter does net find it as here stated, we trill pay all expenses of horse hire. These fields are not small either. Larned Chronoscope. The inhabitants of Essex county, on the historic Va. peninsula, are excited over the appearance of vast quantities of a liquid re sembling hooey in taste, in the forests. The pine forests are laden with it, and it is fall ing almost in showers from the boughs. It is found only on and in the immediate vi cinity of pines, and , hence is supposed to exude from the leaves of the pine, on which it may be seen hanging in crystal drops. B,. E- RICE, J MANUFACTURER OF SADDLES, BRIDLES, HARNESS Whips, Spurs, Horse Brushes, Curry Combs, &c. REPAIRING NEA'ILY DONE. Special attention giieu to tbe MANUFACTURE C.A&2E.POBS.SA SABBXiBS. ORDERS WILL RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION. DODGE CITY, KANSAS. D. S. WE AVER DEALER IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE. PROVISIONS and PRODUCE, lJRNITTJEE. Wall Paper, Glass, Painter's Supplies. Next uoor to Postofflce. DODGE CITY. KANSAS. I solicit the patronaco of the public as I am prepared to sell as low as any one. Call and m?o mo and I v ill try to meet you cm uvjil.iMu cromids. OEK & U EAPER, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN General Merchandise & Out-Fitting Goods BEY &00BS, m&28 MB SMBM, FANCY GROCERIES AND QUEENSWARE. FRONT STREET, DODGE CITY, KANSAS. FARMERS' AND SETTLERS' STORE. MORRIS DEAIXU IN" Agricultural KEEPS A GENERAL ASSOKTSIENT OF GOODS. COLLAR, ALL KINDS Implements. Everything the Farmer wants or needs can be found in his store. ANDREW JOHNSON, DEALER IS AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS ALSO OSAGE CITY SHAFT COAL DODGE CITY, KAN. TRICE, SS 00 PER TON. ALL OEDEBS ritOMPTLY FILLED. A SUPPLY KEPT COS6TAKTLY OS 1IAXD. NEW BOOT & SHOE SHOP. JOHN MUELLER, Is now prepared to do first-class work of every kind. 4 Nice-Fitting Boots a Specialty Prices low Shop at Mueller's eld stand, U S. LAND OFFICE, Larned, Kansas. April SI, 1&. ( Notice is herebT riven that the following nam. fH settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof insupiort of his claim and secure final entry thereon, and that said prool will be raaue ueiore iuc iteisicr or lieceiver ai iarneu Kansas, on Monday, May 31th, 1&SQ, Tit: DAVID If. 6TOITGII, declaratory statement1 Va J0 CU' . XIV - VU - ill- - c i St, XE qr, bE qr. SEqr.NEqr, Sec. , Tp26, And he names the folic wine witnesses ta nrnT his continuous residenceupon and cultivation of I saiuiraci, anu meieumonyoi witnesses to be taken bf lore II. M. Clark, a Notary Public at SpearettUe, Ford county, Kansas, on Mar 22nd, ISoO. m: smith L. Pine. John II. Gray, Charles c. uoaiT ana j. nomas xtauiey, au ox speare Tille, P. O., Ford county, Kansas. nol9-5w C. A. MOBU19, Register. MAI1S1I & SON, WHOLESALE AXIl ItETAIL PEALEUS IS DRX GOODS, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, HATH AND CAP.I, OTIO.VS. BLANKETS. DRESS GOODS, UNDER WEAR. SHIRTS, SHEETINGS, RleacScd and Unbleached LADIES akd GENTS WEAR, all kludj. fitbs A.tn RLorcn. A large Mock of PRINTS AND MUSLINS. Also, FLOUR AND FEED. A few doora West of Foatonlee, DODGE CITY, KAN. JAMES II. KELLEY, PROPRIETOR OP THE Dodge City Kestanrant. Best Restaurant in the City. Q-MEALS AT.ALL HOUKS.CJ FRESH OYSTERS CONSTANTLY ON HAND. 5 I 1