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TinB TJtBLE-A., X. r. F. K. B. UOIXOIAST. COUtOIT. Fusrngtr..l.lA..X. I'a9rnr. SuVSa.m. Tussent-r liSSr.M. lasin;rer 3:05 r.x. rrtfelit 1-JMr.u Krnshi.... lif.. Freignt 7:00 a.m Kreisht.... 1:15 am. Sonio grand Join's are being prepared for the benefit of the Union Sunday School on Christmas ere. The household of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Am lion v was gladdened on the 3 J hist., by the arrival at a son. The colored troops armed Wednesday. They go to Forts Supply. (Elliott, Reno and Sill. It is the 24th Inf. Regiment. Ed. F. Colt m left Taedav nigbt for a few weeks visit East. He will return to his mines in the Gunnison in the earl? spring. W. II. Masterson. former sheriff of Ford county, spent several days here. He lives in Kansas Citv. Bat was welconined by a host of friend. Prof. W. II. Lyllraml has organized an orch-stra. which is in rehearsal, the object of which, is to supply music for tlio holi days. Ten members compo-c tho orches tra. Mr. and Mrs. Bceson. father and mother of Chalk Ileesou returned to their homes iu Liscoinb. Iowa, on Sunday night. Tbey wero well pleased with their visit, and promise to return to Dodge. Sam. Samuels is in the city. The an nouncement f his coming was made by telegraph. Owing to the early hour of bis arrival the Dndge City Baud failed to meet him at the Depul. To clean nut a stove piao place a piece of ne on the live coals iu the stove. Tbo vapor produced by tho zinc willcarrv oft the soot by chemicil decomposition. Persons who have tried the process claim that it will work every time. The preliminary trial of John Gill alias Concbo, charged with the murder of Henry Heck, was held on Saturday last, and was closed on Tue.day. The prisoner was bound over, to answer to a chargw ol man-slaughter in tho first degree. The trial will take place at the January tei in of the District Court. L. E. MeGarryand Miss Jestie Hudson, were married hv Rov. O. V. Wright, at Cimarron, Kas. , on Saturday last. .Xo one wishes frioud McGarry and n." esti mable bride more hearty congratulations than we do. We tiust their hoe will always bo drawn iu pleasant places. Tbey have our heartiest wishes for health, piosperity, Jiappiness and long life. There were 2.057 persons registered at the Lamed House, Lamed, from June 1st. 18S0, to December HI.18S0. This num ber does not incluiio the transient travel from the trains that stop for dinner. 1.20C of 2,057 registred were transient per sons living outside of Pawnee awl adjoin me couutis. ttil were from Pawnee and adjoining couuties. Mr. Isbell, proprietor of the Larned Houe. congratulates him self upon his success. Some information is wanted alout a man by the name of Peter Uorbach bv .Mrs. Mary Horbach , Pouieroy, Ohio. She enquires of us the whereabouts of Peter, and requests us to sablish a description of the missing man, who was at Dodge Citv the last time heard from bini by his friends in Ohio. Peter is six feet high, dark brown hair, light brown moustache, and brown eyes. He is a German. He left home in May. 187a No letters re ceived from him since Sept. 13. Any one knowing the whereabouts of Peter, will communicate to hira the anxiety of his friends. John Mack, a teamster in the employ of Lee it. Reynolds, was run over and killed three miles south of the bridge Monday evening. Mack was driving one of the large freight teams on a trip south. Being helplessly drank and trying to mount the saddle mule, he fall under the wheels of the heavily loaded wagon, and was crushed to death, the wheels passing over his hip and the back part of his head. The deceased was buried in Prairie Grove Cemetry. Mack was formerly a soldier in the 11th Inf. Reg. . and was employed as a teamster. He was honor. blr discharged on a. record of good character. The deceased was 40 years of age and an Irishman by birth. (THE FORT DODGE MILITARY' RESER VATION. The bill providing for tne opening to settlement of the Fort Dodge Military Reservation, has passed both Houses of Congress. All land sooth of the railroad track is reserved by the government. The railroad company is given 160 acres of land adjoiniug the town site of Dodge Citv. We presume that the railroad com pany will shortly commence the erection of a round house and machine shops upon the land reserved to them. This will iuiproie the east end of town, as many houses will bo built for the accom modation of the increased number of work men employed bv the company. The lands of the reservation thus thrown into market, can be obtained by pre emption at $1.2."i per acre. Prof. Tice' Almanac for 1331 is out. Be sides the usual Almanac matter, it cons talus the forecasts ot the weather; their vooderful verifications in 1880; how to guard ag-ainst lightning; when it is unsafe to enter deep wells, mines, etc., how to bake and roast ; cause of blight in fruit trees, and much other valuable matter. Altogether the present surpasses any former issue in practical information. For sample copy and terms to the trade, send 20 cents to Thompson, Tice t Lil lingston. publishers, 5JO Pine street, bt. Louis, Me. Tbo visit of Mr. Kimball to Topeka was to confer with General Manager Strong with reference to taking off night trains ou some of the divisions of the Union Pacific and A. T. & S. F. R. K. .The re sult of the conference is that the night trains between La Junta and Pueblo on the Santa Fe.acd between Ellis and Den ver on the U. P.. will be taken off next Sunday. On the other divisions there are no changes. Commonwealth. Our authority comes indirectly from an Indian, that we will have an early and severe winter, presaging an early, pleas ant and fnitful spring and summer, with a bountiful harvest and heavy fruit crop. Fruit years being odd, the prediction may become verified. Jas. II. Kelley has purchased P. L. Beatty's interest in the lots and buildings jointly owned by ibem on Front street. E. M. Wright purchased of Beatty &. Kelley al! other real and personal prop erty owned by them outside of the business stand. Manv of the larce sheen dealers intonrf going to New Mexico in the spring, where I hey will purchase sheep lor the Dodge City market. The sheep business next year promises to be larger than the past season. Upwards of a thousand cars of freignt are now lying along the main line of the A. T. fcS. Frroad. waiting shipment into New Mexico. There are several train loads for Las Vegas alone. One hundred and seventyfive bushels of walnuts were shipped from Lawrence recently to Buffalo. Kansas. They are to be nsed in planting several timber claims in that vicinity. There was somewhat of a freight block ade at Denver last week. Over TOO cars of freight are standing around on switches waiting for a chance to get (o Leadville and other places. The extravagant young man now wears his overcoat thrown looselr nr ,; shoulders, instead of putting it on and buttoning it un as if'be wore it for comfort. J. F. Caldwell, who has twHtn wlitnt teaching school in Harvey county, for the past four months, has returned to his home on Crooked Creek. The Union Church sociable at Mr. Beeson's, Wednesday night, was wall at tended. Our people seem to enjoy them selves this winter. The Sacrament of the Lord's Sapper will be administered in the Presbyterian Church next Sabbath murni-g. Services Sabbath evening. This is the time of year when delinanant subscribers are expected to pay up. Holiday goods at Emerson's a fine as sortment just receieved. Morris Collar has a crowded store. Ho is daily in receipt of goods for the holidays. fPEAREVILLE ITEMS. Daring our cold weather many people in this locality suffered for the want of coal and our coal merchants were com plained of bitterly for not ordering coal in time and in sufficient quantities to supply the demand: Mr. Leidigh sent in his first order to the Trinidad Coal Co., in August last and Mr. Hall sent in his first older early in September to the same company; after Mr. Hall had waited about five weeks, ho wrote the company a letter wanting te know the cause of the delay he was Informed in reply from the Supt. of the Trinidad Company, they bad loaded a car for him several different times and tho R. It. company bad taken it and ar- propiiatcd it to their use. We have no doubt but Mr. Lridigb. experienced the same difficulty, which should be a partial vindication on the part of our merchants for not having a supply coal. Col. W. I :. Dickinson, manager of the Arkansas Valley Town Company, spent last Saturday here looking after the in terest of the aforesaid company. Capt. Spivy. Supt. of agencies in tne Land Department or the A. T. &. S. F.R. R. Co.. Btopped here a short time on Monday last. The li. It. Company has erected au en gine house here for the accomodation of one engine only. Large stock of toys and fancy goods for the uoliuajs at J. collar's. A large stock of Dress Goods received bv siarsn a. con. Fancy Candies, a fine assortment for the holidays, at J. collars. A, No.l Apple Cider at Robbm's. only 50 cents per gallon. New stock of furniture chairs, bureaus, dressing cases, etc. at J. Collat's. The wheat is al! right in Kansas at this date never better. Mules. Wagons. Horses and Harness for ta,e. at south end Arkansas bridge, by Reigiiakd it States. Marsh fc Son have received a fine stork ot uress goods, notions, knit goods, yarns. hosiery, a full line of silk, satin and trimmings. Handsome lot of Brackets, for the noli- uavsau. collars. C. J. Jones, Capt. Fulton and John Earsman have killed in the last ten days 35 antelope and 5 deer, the former killing four at one shot. Garden City Optic. Oranges and lemons, a first supply at J. Collar's. Dressed Turkeys, a fine lot. apply at G. S. Emersou's. Simmons & Sons. Merchant Tailors of lloston, nave establilbed an agency at mspiace. wun.il. collar as agent. Sam ples of Cloths are already received . f?Alifnrnift fmir, flm il.tu .wAut pears, oranges and lemons, for the holi- uajs, ah . sonars. It looks more and mure like the railroad syteni of this whole country was going to be resolved into two gigantic combi nationsGould and anti-Gould, for short. Anv one wishing to buv goods from samples can do so at Marsh dr. Sons. They till orders to the well known house of Bullene, Moorcs & Emory. Kansas Citv. They have a full assortment nf sarnnl.. in silks, satins, cloaking, velvets. flan Lake Trout, fresh oysters. Vienna sau sage, celery, etc. , at J. Collar's. G. S. Emerson has received a fine stock ol goons. Call and see them . Baled Hay in large and small quantities lor sate uy heigiiabd dr. statis. Fresh new cranberries, for the holidays, at J. Collar's. Prof. Vennor. the Canadian weather prophet, insists. Jhat the present will be a very severe winter, while Devoe, the New Jersey prognosticator. foretells a mild winter. Here is a dilemma, and the only way out of it is to strike an average. If that magnificent old hamtrag Tice would only manage to convey to as his opinion. the thing could be reliably settled Chieftain. Large-line of fancy lamps, for the noli- uays, at j, collars. Prepared Mince Meat and Apple Batter cau ue nsu si u. o. cmerson s store. A fine stock of winter goods, groceries, etc., jast received by O. S. Emerson. 8toyes. hardware and tinware, a large suppiy, just receivea oy Moms collar. FORD'S PATkNT HAT BURNER. A new invention by a Kansan. is just the most complete thing we have ever seen. It conusts of a long sheet iron box which holds enough hay, stubble or other refuse stuff to burn two hoars, and can be applied to any stove by simply removing the lids. The box being of iron anJ the fuel drooping into the fire-box from above there is no burning nut of the Burner, but on the contrary it will last three years. The patentees. Ford A. Sons. Great Bend, Kansas, will extend the right to manufacture the Burner to one respon sible stove dealer in each town ia the State. Topeka Capital. Go. buv a new Singer Sewing Machine, for a holiday present, at J. Collar's. Reports come op from the Territory to the effect that a large number of cattle have drifted down to the Canadian, and many have been picked op by the Indians, who exaat tribute for the zeal and energr they have displayed in looking after the white mans interests. It is probable that the cattlo would get along just as welt, and lie found jastaseasrif the Indians would let them alone. However, the In dians are there, and if the cattle are allowed to drift among them, owners must expect to pay for having them picked up. Caldwell Commercial. THE HOLIDAYS. The holidays approacbetb, and the old and young become glad their hearts glad den at the sight of good tnings in store. Jacob Collar received 2.000 pounds ot taccy and staple candies, a fine lot of Cali fornia fruits, an endless assortment of tovs. In his store too can find a suitable holiday present for your wife, lover or friend, from a stick of candy to a sett o( furniture. There is no store iu Western Kansas so well supplied with good ami choice things for the holidays; and if yoa dont believe it go and call on him. Ken. Billings stole cattle and then lied about it, so bis friends took him out and performed a surgical operation on him from which ha never recovered," is the way the death of a Nebraska man is re corded in a local paper. A fine assortment of fancy groceries for tLe holidays at J. Collar's. II. F. May goes to Decatur. III., to look after his business interests there. California fruits, a tine lot. foi the holi days, at J. Collar's. II. A. Hubbard, the sheepman, has gone to Wisconsin to spend the winter. He will retnrn in the spring and engage in the sheep business. Beautiful wax dolls, for Christmas prev ents, at J. Collar's. A cyclone parsed over the section of coun try cesr Csrthage. Mo., Tuesday, destroy, ing the fences sod a tew firm boosts. No lives were lost except Mr. Qaimby ess in jured Is tally st Sircoxi. The storm raged wl'h grest fury. A number of houses were drstroyed. The limner in the course of th rorm wis ill torn up. The town of Manh field, which was nearly destroyed hut mai mer, w visited by this storm sod great damage is said to have been done. Nesrly all the northern put of the city was blown down agiio. Tire storm wis icconpmied by thunder ir.d ligbtnicg, theelctricihockl b-ing very violent. John Brock rcao, ol Wst pawnee, ssys the Coronorcope, harvested this srann 103 bushels of fine buckwheat from fits seres of groand. He took two loads of it to Brown's Urove wster mill, and bad it nude into floor. The miller pronounced the wheil ss fioe as he ever ground. Buckaheat cskes nd m liases sre in grest favor is West Pawner. Messrs. 8uoufv Clarke sad Rale raised buci wheat crops this season with liro Uar rt lulls. "Dr." Washington, charged with viola ting the perron of a sick lady patient, wis hung by a mob ia New Mexico. Ha con fessed to the crime. Dive Radasiagh and hot (ing sre on the rampage in New Mexico. Two tictirce have been added to their list of horror. Of a flock of five tbousad sheep drives from Colorado to Barbour coast, 1,00) died on the trip.