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DODGE CITY TIMES. o VOL. 'YII. DODGE CITY, KANSAS, MARCH 17, 1881. NO. 44. S" THE JUDGESHIP. Got. St. John, in tie sppoiotment of a JuJge in the new district, ret the political machinery in the Arlaneaw Taller a bilin hot He displayed strategy; a coop d'etat, brealing up a "tripartite" a political corr pjct. He threw a birnbehell and kilkd a political Cx ar a C-zsr. t Senator Srang was appointed Judge aga'nsl the wishes of the tii-party, the tea party, and the par-tee. But he will male a good Judge all the same. 1 The "expose" shows that Booth, Inman and S rang tried to deliver the unhatched tig', hot the Governor wouMn'nt eet on the nest. Ue wouldn't incubite! t He was "imperviousl" " t Judge Strang is the innocent Tictim of the Governor's political designs on the U. S. Stnate. Strang used no hook or crook, or device. He could.o hers could not qualify under tie Gaternitorial dispensation of the cece sary qualification. He got it I t Why was Inman pcted day and night at the porta's of the Executive icxvt? Did he hare dis'gos on the Governor's vice cellar? DU he carry a club? Did the Governor lose any chickens? Hence S ring's appointment! Ales! the beet laid p'acs of politicians gan aft agleel " Who hath woet who hath sorrow? He that drink the bitt-r cup of political t t t t : t t t t Raw and blcody bones lilt t Eierybcdy, more or lets, knows Judas Iwariot. If not by pergonal espeiier.Ce, by repulatioc. He was a gooi one. He de served hinging; bat he sol I out cheap and died of remorse. Served him right! t The Governor ued his prerogative. All Governors have 'em. Tbe Governor baa a a right to a j reroative, and to ue said pre rogaiive with the Great Official S a'e Seal Ad Attrajtcr Jtprra ! But the Governor di in't u'e his prerogative as a number ot lhemaea cf the Arkaneaw wished. What can be done about it oovl Keep cool! You owe the Governor ooe, if not two. Hoc tt (iiAiss when you get a cool chance. Lifeisshori! ST "S3 Lei's shake! lire a la Jirpulllcana! CZAR OF RUSSIA ASSASSINATED. la all points of the land where ttlsgraphic new could prnetratr, a shock was felt by thousands on Sabbath afternoon last at tht intellijince of the aesinition of Alexander, Czar of Russia. The Emperor had attended a grand parade in the Michael Manage, one of the large quires of St. Petersburg, and was returning therefrom at the time of the catastrophe. Tbe two aseaseirs coccerned in tbe plot, who were sworn members of the Nihilist organization, were lying in wait for the Em peror and bis escort. A bomb TO thrown and exploded under tbe carriage, doing con sidtrable damage thereto. The Czar alight ed unhurt, but he bad scarcely reached the pavement when a i.eond missile exploded at his feet, sbatlerirg both legs below the knee and inflicting other terrible injuries. The fallen Czar was immediately conveyed in an unconscious state to the Winter Palace, where he died in a few hoars. A few min utes be'ore his death the Emperor received tbe sacrament, being surrounded in his death by such of the imperial family as were in St. Petersburg. The two Nihilist assassins were imme diately arrested, one of whom received from the mob such injuries as to shortly cause hi death. An officer and two Cossacks were also killed by the explosion. , TIIE PACIFIC ROUTE. The connection of the A. T. & S. F. E. R. acd the Southern Pacific Railroad cow opens the great continen'al route to the Pacific coast. We shall soon see the beneficial ef fects of the consolidation of there grand en terprise. Travel will be tersely increased acd business greatly augmented along the line of the route. The opsning ot tb s grand highway will attract thousands of rcople over the road. Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona will iqually be benefitted. We can Dot exlimat the advantages to le derived ty Karnes, and larticularly the western border. Ihe influx cf imovgrants to tbe Great West will add to our own population. Tbe exchange oi products of the Pacific Coast with truss of the Wes ern Sta'es will add to the business cf the country. Com pe tition by railroad to the Pacific Cast will naturally increase Ihe transportation erst and west; and the southern route will secure the bulk of the trade. The business inter ests of Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona will draw the traffic over this line, acd Kan sas is bound to profit by the new commerce which will increase year by year. The first of the whisky cans under tbe prohibitiunary amendment, being tbe suit against L. W. Head, was called last week at Topeka, in Judge II zen'a Court. After considerable wrangling tte case, was dismiss ed on a technicality, the prof ecut ion having failed to charge that the defendant fold liq uor fcr ether than mechanical, medicinal or scienti&c purpoees. The merits ot tbe eve were not reached, and new information will have to be filed. There seem to be a gen eral feeling against tte prosecution of these suits. Tbe cit'zena' comrxittee, appointed to take charge of the matter, have reported adversely to the (resent suits, urging that inasmuch as the saloon keepers have prom ised to close up by the 1st of May, the tem perance people should place them en their honor and cot institute suits until after that time. A Washington correspondent of tbe Chi cago Tribune, commenting on the jajii railroad butldlcg now golrg on in New and Old Mexico, and with the full idea of the magnificent future of the nation evidently looming up before him, speaks in florid sen tences of the "manifest des iny" of the coun try, and declares that the "next great move ment of the General Government will be to make North America one great republic under one 3 ig, inc'uding Canada and Mexi co. Tbe Mexicans arejonly jealous of us on account of ihe war we made against 'hem in behalf of slavery. We wsnt a government under one head, acd one Ccngrca, from the Artie sea to the Isthmus of Panama. We do not want it in our selfish interests, but in tbe interests of mankind." The Colorado Canle Growers' Association in session at Denver, the o her day adopted a series of resolution regardiog pleuro-pneu-toonia, .concluding as follows: Resolved, That we recommend a convention, to be btld in Kansas City in September or Octo tober next, in Ihe interest of western stock men, for tbe purpose of creating combined action in pressing the necessity upon Con gress for national legislation on the subject of contagious diseases of live stock, and that we solicit correspondence on th's point. Southwestern Kansas has got to have her boom says tbe Garden City Optic. Thugs are gathering slow but tare, and that tbe ten or a dozen counties in the extreme southwest are to go through in history without making things ring may be a mistaken idea in some people's pstts; while others who have seen A GROSS LIBEL. The Medicine Lodge Index perpetrates a boge joke. It prints the followicg great libel: A Dodge City man recently went into Ihe office of ihe Fifth Avenue Hotel at Topeka, acd pulling out a gun, commanded the loungers to quit staring at him. They im mediately averted their eyes, and one got np yawned, and said he gueesed he would re tire. He was told to sit down or he wou'd gtt shot. He sit down. The the clerk moved toward the door to give the alarm when the man from Dodga cocked his pis tol ard commanded a halt. Acd there that crowd of loungers, with pistols in their pocket, sat for boor9,- guarded by a man with an empty gun, until a patrol of police came along and did their duty. GYPSVil. Immease beds of gj pum crop out in many portions of this couLty. Our citizens will watt a cheap building material, and we sup pose gypeum will be fonnd practicable. In Barbour county fine build.ngs are erected of gypsum blocks. The Medicine Lodge Index eays. "There is little donbt in the minds of in telligent people but that in the near future iheieailbe an immerse trade in tbe gyp eum thai is found in inexausiihle quantities' near town. Already it is used fir a variety of purposes such as buildings, fences, mon uments, etc., and but comparatively few ex- teriments have been made with this mate liil as yet. We were informed not long since that farmers in the WilMty ol Great B-ml have been csing gypsum as a fertil zer nsd find it equal to bone dust. A geotle man living at Hirper in'ormed as that he had shipped a barrel cf it to a firm in S . Loui, who Will make a practical trt of it as a feniltz r. If if proves to be as valuable for such laws' as they inisgicg. Immense qnantiiies will be shipped ewt just assoon as a railroad re-cms in s point. .-REPORTS FROM TIIEJIAXOE. Mac Wallacs'aod Charley Hartman, rep resenting northern cattle owner, came op this week from Latin, Kansas. The; went over the rcu e for the purpes of asce-eain-ng the extent of Ihe losea of cattle. They found between here and the state line 223 head of cattle killed by the trairs; and from IS'ate line to Lakin 272 bead; in all 406 head Killed Dy trie cars, a. n-y were accom panied by an agent of the Santa Fe compa ny from Lakin to tbe Stale line, also kept a tall-y. They foend about 1000 hUes in the hands of Kanas parties, and estimated that one-half tte dead cattle had been skinned on that section of their route. The stock east of Ihe Suite line dees not look as well as that in Colorado. Considerable numbers or cattle are getting mired in Ihe creeks. The banks of mud lelt by Ihe late freshets are very treacherous Even humans are liable to be taken in by them. Outfits are being made ready for tbe spring hunt, bat no date of meeting has yet been mentioned. The Pan Handle men will have to be consulted be'ore plans can be made, as the bulk ot cattle from here are on thai rarce. James E- Fros,an experienced cattle man, places the lose on the mats of cattle at 60 ner cent. The 5 per cent estimate for range cattle cannot be true, because this is the lose ihe best seasors. Ureal losrei must still oe bar as the time for cattle to die is yet to come. West L Animas Leader. Judge Strang held his first term of court In the newly created Sixteenth Judicial Dstrict st Kinsley, Edwards county, on Tuesday, the 15th in-t. - The fact that the Mormons hare bought a large tract of land in Mexico would losk as though Ihey were a little afraid cf the future action of the Govcrcmtnt, notwithstanding all their bloater. m The item of $30,000 for permanent bar racks at Fort Leavenworth, inserted In the sundry civil service bill, paed safely Ihe ordeal of the Conference Committee and will be available for the purpose named. Mr. Ansel R. Clark of Sterling, a gentle man prcminently known in Kansas, was married on Msrch 8th, to Mrs. Minnie Wil lieion, at the les'dence of Wot. R. Dennison No. 1C0 Howard Avenue, U.ica, New York. Vennor has been prognosticating sgain. Hesiyswe are to have an abundance of winter yet. There are several storm p.'rlods set down for the month of March, viz., Ihe lath, 20 h and 21at. Heavy snow storms are sel down for the latter part of tbe month. It is said that an individual who is hold ing some Arkansas cattle on E'm Creek, has a novel way of branding them. Ha punches a hole in tbe animals car and ties a red string in it. He does this becau-e his cutis are too poor to brand. Medicine Lodge Index. The sundry civil service bill includes an item of $20,000 to supply garden and field seeds to sufferers by the drought last year in Western Kansas and Nebraska. The dis tribution is to be made under the direction of the Commiasioosr of Agriculture, and parties interested should make application to bim. No plan of distribution has jet that vim anit fall nf fltataa wtA . nf C.m I Ium Ammm ittl nmn ffa fiisi-aai ths) proudly foretell that there is a grand future I diatfibotioa will be made through the State aor wis utuo pan ot tne giooe. Twen y-three years sgj Hora Everett planted twenty three acres of wa-te land on his farm, near Council B ufis, with black walnut. Thetneser now from 16 to 20 inches throcgh and have been sold fur $27, 000. This gives Mm as income of $50 per acre fcr tbe os o' the land. Darirg our absence we were informed by a gentleman who has been prominently con nected with seviral railroad enterprises of southern Kansa, Ibat the Sir.ti Fe compi ry were making arrangements to buiIJ a road iroia Dodge C tr to Arkansas City via Medicine Lole. MeJ cine Lodje Index. Under the postal laws heretofore, mer chant and business men bars had the privi lege of sending out statements of accounts through the the mail for one cent. Thede partmett has eet aside this p oridoo, and this is now made firs: class, sad letter pos tage is again required. The approprisiions m-de by tbe Lgis'a lure wi I recessitale a leyy for general reve nue purl-OS's for the year 1S32 of A mill, and for the yeir 1833 of 3j mills. This is a reduction of mill for 188 j and 1 mill for 1S31 compared wiib the levy tor 1831. Add tbe mill for Stale Heu-e exUnvcn and mill for interest and sinking fund, make a total levy tf mills for the year 1882 and 4 mills for 1883. Thus there is a tctal re duction cf 1 mill over tbe levy of last year. "John," tbe Topeka correspondent of the Leavenworth Time-, give a short biographi cal sketch of a number of Ike members of tbe Legi-lature. We extract the ske'eh cf tbe member from this county: "Hon. B. M. Wright, of Ford, represent ing the one hundred sdd twenty-second dis trict, hss been a member of the boose for several terms and is one of the best known men in lbs state. Hs is a prosperous holi ness mar, popular with everybody sni a rorsl stood fellow, if ever one sat in the halli of legislation. Hs was one of the represen tatives of the immense cattle interests of the Southwest, being a large stock owner him self, and Misled materially la the psssage of aecialatioa for the rnteettoo of Kansas cattle from the direarwa which come from tbe country sooth of Kansas Mr. Wright hss a Ilea, by tight of popoJariry, npoa Ford county, sad can coatistM to eosse to come to the lecMatitr from his district as long as be fssJa like it."