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THE DODGE CITY TIMES.
DODGE CITY. SATURDAY. SETT. 11. OUE PAWNEE COUNTY LETTER. Laekep, Kas., Sept. 9, JSSO. To the Edltorof the Times. Who ever saw a better country than Kan w; tain neatly every night, and now and then on Sunday. Weather very fine, neither too hot nor too cold; too wet or too dry; ev erything growing on the run. Here we are wiling better and cheaper grade eve and finer and cheaper rams than any one elie car; putting up wind mill for a mere trifle, that bid difiance to the strongest gales, and furnishing Ladd's eheep dip at cort. We are catting our drilled ecrghum that wu put in last of June, with our reaper and four horses; it atands fire to feven feet hign and as thick as hair on a dug; and part of it grows on a Bind hank that we had left af ter rolling our rams in it before we sheared; ire lost the big boom Ibut got the sorghum and the biUnce of the sand. Oar sowed corn is equal to the sorghum; our rice corn that waa planted late in July ctandi higher than a short man's head with heads liLe millet; four acres of fdwed corn that was lightlt plowed in first of August is 18 inches high, and thick and fine. Broom corn planted fore part of July is lew than a rod high, and headajutl coming out; where will it be when it get its growth. Millet never looked Ut ter. The grasson the plains almost bides our sheep.- All the deserted ploughed lands are covered with a heavy coat cf blue grass, and all we lack is a million of sheep to eat the feel, and the owners to hunt jitk rab bits. We have made up oar minds that it i worth starving one year to enjoy the luxu ries of the next. When I look over the hills and plain covered witti luxuriant green gras, I cinnot help w shicg that more sheep men would find locations here; (here are plenty of vacant claims, and good houses waiting for occupants. We have 70 acres of ground reidy for wheat, and will sow as soon as our seed cooks. All our farmers are preparing to sow wheat. Some are coming back who left last spring; say they are sorry they left; they do no: find any place better than Fawcee coun ty. They will know better the next time. Mr. Bennyworth has his sugar refinery abrmt ready for operation; and we are anx iously waiting to get some of the first pro duction. Bat if our scrghum bay suits our horses and sheep this winter we dont want anything belter than a woolen mill, and we think the sorghum will improve the flivor of the mutton. I forgot to siy that where our large corn and sorghum is growing is where we scattered our ehtep manure. Dont never siy that manure is of no use in Kan ea; or deep plowing, cultivating and roll ing. We have been ab!e to plow all summer hut it is a stent to get the crop off of the ground. What will it do to the wheat is the question now before us. W. J. C. We make some extracts from a letter in the Hodgeman Independent, written by W. G. Haui), on the aid busineae: There is a class of men who receive aid who are not entitled to any, and ought lo be ashamed to ask and receive. I think it un manly and dishonorable. 1 mean men who have herds of cattle, teams, At, Ac. Many ot this els. s have taken their teams, gone eat and begzed loads of provisions, grain, &c, pretending it was for the needy at come Dut on arriving at nome som ineir cargoes and returned lor more charily. I am and old man end came to Kansas be cause I was poer. I have suffered from diouth as much as any one of you. There is one thing I have not lost with civ crop and that is my native energy and industry. Look to yoarr-elves and see that ycu have retained in your own besoms that sentiment which makes men self eu-taicing ai.d hon orable. To beg certainly is not an occupa tion to elevate the mind of man. Then arouse, wake up to the circumstances which surround you; go to work and you are all right. Wage are good and in demand alcng tie line of the railroad. The ilanta Fe have re cently raised the wages on their road from S1.10 to $1.25 per day, oo account of the scarcity of hands. One months labor at the above price will give more money than any one man or family can hope to get during the winter, unless tlere is a thorough sifting of the plan by which aid is distributed. No man should receive Or be allowed to take aid unlets it is positively known that he can not do without it. No man who distiibutes aid should be allowed to receive a dollar's worth on his own account. A grain and produce dealer of Lamed in formed me that he had bought three car loads of stuff which wrs begged and pretend ed to be for sufferers of Hodgeman county. If there should be a wool famine within a year or two there would be nothing in the fact that would surprise some of the princi pal authorities upon wool matters. Bol has carried off rainy sheep in Eogland and on the continent, and it is said that sheep are in nnmbeis far btlow the average. It may be that the American wool-grower is alias1 about to find bis reward for having clung patiently to his sheep through the loDg pe riod of low prices. WRIGHT, When the Great-Bend-Arkansas-Valley Convention was held last March we said the more was not calculated to gain the purpoa es sought. The lat Republican State Con vention demonstrated that fact the Arkan taw gets nothing. A dispatch from Wichita sends this moan: The news of the nomini lion by the Republican State Convention was received with great dissatisfaction. The whole of the western and southwestern Kan sis, comprising over half the population of the State, was ignored, the nominees being in a pocket comprising less than one-eighth of the state territory. In addition to the flow of gold to this country the tide of emigration at New York continues in steady volumr, almost every nationality in Europe contributing thereto. The arrivals in August were 25,303, about 4,00) in excels of any month during the last twenty years. At Philadelphia there has alsi been a large increase. The steam ship companies anticipate a continuance oF the movement until late in the autumn. It is estimated that at least seventy per cent, of the August arrivals west west BEVERLEY &C0. HEADQUAETERS NOTICE. RELATING TO OSAGE and DIMINISHED RESERVE LANDS. FOR THE TEXAS CATTLE TRADE, AMD DEALERS xK ALL KINDS Or MERCHANDISE CAMP, bancs; or HOSE. EVERYTHING THE NEWEST. LATEST auad FIRST CLASS. The largest and most thorough stock of outfitting goods, adapted specially to the Cattle Trade. Equalled by NO OTHER HOUSE ON THE FRONTIER. DODGE CITY, KAN. UNITED STATES LAND OFFICE, LARNED, KANSAS, JUNE CO. 1SS0. Tho following act of Congress approved May 2S, 1SS0, and instructions thereunder are published by direction of the Hon. Commissioner of the General Land office : AN ACT FOB THE EEUEF OF SETTLERS LTOX THE OSAGE TBUST AND I1IJIIMSI1ED RESERVE LANDS IS KANSAS. AND Ton OTHER rCKTOSES. "JJe it enacted ly the Senate and House cf Representative of tie United Slates cf America in Congress assembled, That all actual settlers under existing laws upon tho Osage Indian trust and di minished reserve lands iu Kansas (any failure tn comply with such existing laws notwithstanding) shall be allowed sixty days altera day to be fixed by public no-. ticobv advertisement in two newspapers in each of tho proper land districts, which day Bhall not bo later "thin ninety days after the passage of this act. within which to make proof of their claims , and to pay one-fourth the pnrchaso price thereof. and the said parties shall pay tho balance of said purcaaso-price in tnrco equal an nual installments thereafter: Provided. That nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent an earlier payment of tho whole or any installment ot said purchase money as aforesaid. And if defau't bo mado by any settler iu tho pavment of anv portion or install nient at tho time it becomes due under the foregoing provisions, his entira claim, and any money ho mar have paid thereon, shall be forfeited, and the land shall, after proper notice, bo offered for salo accord log to tho terms hereinafter prescribed, unless beforo tho day fixed for such otter ing, the whole amount of purchase money shall be paid by snch claimant, so as to entitle bitn to receive his patent for the tract embracing his claim. Sec. 2. That all tha said Indian lands remaining unsold and unappropriated and ot embraced in the claims provided for in section one of this act. shall be subject to disposal to actual settlers only, having the qualifications of preemptors on the public lands. Such settlers shall make due application to the register with proof of settlement and qualifications as afore said; and. upon payment of not less than one-fonrtn the purchase price shall be per mitted to enter not exceeding one-quarter section each, the balacco to be paid iu three equal installments, with like penal ties, liabilities and restrictions as to de fault and forfeiture as provided in section one ot this act. Sec. 3. All lands upon which snch de fault has continued for ninety davs shall be placed upon a list, and the Secretary of the Interior shall cause the same lo be duly proclaimed for sale in the manner prescribed for the offering of the public land", but not exceeding one-quarter sec tion shall be sold to any one purchaser, at a price not less than the price fixed by law. but such lands npon which such do fault shall be made, shall be offered for salo by advertisement of not less than tbirty davs in two newspapers in the prop er la-d districts respectively and nnless the purchase price be fully paid before the dav named in the notice, shall be sold for cash to the highest bidder at not less than tho price fixed by law. And all snch lands, subject to unpaid overdue install ments, shall be so offered once every year. And if any of said lands shall remain ont sold after the offering as aforesaid, ther shall be subject to private entry, for cash in tracts not exceeding one quarter section by one purchaser. .-ec. 4. After the payment of the first installment as herinafter provided for. such lands shall be subject to taxation ac cording to the laws of the State of Kansas, asotber lands aro or may be in! said State : Provided, That no sale of any such lands for taxes shall operate to deprive the Uni ted States, of said lands, or any part of tho pnrchaso-prico thereof, but if default be mado in any installment of tho pur chase price as aforesaid, such tar sale purchaser, or his or her legal representa tive, inav, npon the dav fixed for the public sale, and after such default has be come final, under the foregoing provis- ions, pay so much of said purchase-prico a may remain unpaid, and shall thereup on be entitled to receive a patent for the same as though he had made duo settle ment thcicou: And provided further. That nothing in this act shall be so cons strued as to deprive or impair the risht of tho settler, of the tight of redemption tin der tho revenue laws of the State of Kan sas. Sec. 5. That tho register and tho receiver shall bo allowed tho same fees and commissions as are allowed by law for tbo disposal of tho public lands and the net proceeds of the sales and disposals after deducting the expenses of such dis posals, shall be deposited to the credit of the proper Indian fund , as provided by existing laws; and tho Secretary of the Interior shall make all rules and regula tions necessary to carry into effect tho pro visions of this act. Sec C That nothing iu this act shall be construed to interfere in any manner with the operation of the town sito laws as applicable to theco lands: Provided. That all claims for entry under said stat utes shall be proved up and fully paid for, before the day fixed for the commencement of the public sales provided for in section three of this act. Sec. 7. In all cases arising under this act interest at the rate of live per cent, per, annum shall be computed and paid upon all thai part of the purchase money in respect to which time is given for tho payment of the same." Within sixty days alter the 23th day of August, ItSO, to-wit, on or before October 21th, 1SS0, all actual settlers under exist ing laws upon the Osage Indian trust and diminished reserve lands in Kansas, (any failure, to comply with such existing laws notwithstanding), will bo required to make proof of their claims and pay in cash one-fourth tho purchase-price there-. and the balance of tho purchaso money in three equal annual installments thercaf tcr. unless sooner paid. Settlers are distinctly advised that any failure on their part to pav any portion or installment at the timo it becomes due, as above, will cause the entire claim, and any money they have paid thereon, to bo forfeited, and the land to bs sold to tbo highest bidder at a public sale as provided by said act. All of said Indian lands remaining unn sold and unappropriated and not embraced iiutbo claims provided for in section ono of said act will be subject to disposal to actual settlers only, having the qualifica tions of preemptors on the public lands. But claim? for such remaining lands can only be filed for and purchased subsequent to October 21th, 1SS0. Claimants under section two must havo the qualifications of preemptors under ex isting laws and will bo required tofiio their respective claims in this office with, proof of scttlemen t and qnalificat ions and pay not less than one-fourth the purchase prico within three months from date of settlement, the balai.ee of the purcba-e-prieo to be paid as provided in section ono of the act with like penalties. Tbo operation of tbo town-site laws as applicable lo these lands will not be in terfered with bnt all claims for town-it entries upon these lands mint be proved up on and fully paid for before tbo day fixed for the commencement of the public sales provided for in section three. C. A. MORKIS, jjS-tmos. Iiegister. 1