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DODGE CITY TIMES ( vol. vn. DODGE CITY, KANSAS, MAY 12, 1881. NO. 52. ESD OF VOLUME V. Th's number of the Dcdqe City Times closes the fifih year of Its existence. We Lo"p to carry ii on many years more for the goo J of ouiselves and its many fr ends. The paper bss ricDrded many etiange things in iis brief career, but tie future locks bright, and other and belter ecenes will be present ed. In the brief period of fire years many changes hare leen wrought within the scope cf cur field of chronicle. Some of these changes hstebsen p'leasant, and our town and conntry prcmixs to inaugurate s ill gre'er changes for lie gxd cf all alike. Three and a half years are hare teen con nected with the Times. We hae no nn plewact memories during th's short exia- tetce. AVein.it that our future jeara will be a pleaear.t, and if we may judge correct ly, they will be more profilible. The count.y has las-eil through ihewrnrat ordeal in iis etrugijle b-r permanency. Uo' der the Uneficiei t aid of nature Battering pro'i e t are Ufore U'. We shall strife to embrace all the opptrlunities offered us in the new or Irr of our progress, and by patient toil and enJurance shall meet a faithful le-waid. Th Times 'a in agrowicgand prosperous coudt i n We thai k our friends for their kind and lirwral support, and we Will aim to merit their cou'ioued pitrouige in the years before a. AS EUIIOR ASSAULTED. A special dispatch (rum Larned tJ the I avciiworth limes on Saturday gives the imiticulars of a cowardly and murderous as emit iiKn Cd. B.llirger, editor of the Lar ii. (I C irooosc p , by W. O. Oldham, a banker aid SI jor, of Luned. For some tm e ihtre bw ben bad fetling existing in legard In c ty nfl.irs, and as Billingtr wa in.8 04 O dnaru's b ink, O dham called him in and i c used him of Jying about him io hia. paier, at fieaann time striking him in the fa-e, and then drtW a revolver and atl m pl ed to sbco' liiu, b it it mi sil fire. Bulir. ger letreated outside ihedjtr.whereO dbaui aziin ftruck biui ot r tLe head with the re volver, wUn Bitlicgir kr-ocked him down and t k tie revolver from him, and takii g aim at UUham it again missed fire. Oldham tlun ran through a drug store, callirg fur a shotgun tr a horse. Mc Bill ngrr is hurt, but nut seiioor-Iy. Ererybody pronounced it a moat cowardly and brutal a-siult, and denout ced OUbam in tl e s'rongett terms. II' is a Southern Democrat, and has not made himself populir by tryinjr to introduce bis shot-gun policy int i Larned. WORDS FITLY SAID. The Mediciee Lode Index has the fol lowing Lit of w'siom: People sometimes think it strange that we use our influence toward the upbuilding of ceitiiu inlividuals, while they themselves are cften given the cold shoulder. If they wcu'd stop acd tlink for a moment, they would find that the men whose temporal in teres'B we are trying to advance are oar best patrons. We are here for the purpose o' mjkirg all the money we can, honestly, acd we hive a feeling for our friends a d pat rons that we can cot eiprrier.ee toward those who do cot take our paper or adver tise a cent's worth with us. Oar motto is to remember oar fbiekds, acd if a good word spoken fcr them through the columns of the Index cn be cf any material assistance to them, we always cheerfully grant it. M'n who patronizj some other office and peris tently refuse to recognize the existence of tbe Index, we do not care to have much to do with. C. E. OJem, of Henrietta, ha 3,000 bead of cattle on tbe road from southern Texas, which be will locate in the Fan Handle. CROP ASD FRUIT PROSPECTS. The Leavenwcrlh Times is publishing re ports from the coanty clerks on the prospects of wheat and other crops in the state. We elect the following reports from Hodgeman and Ford counties: HODGEMAN COUNTY. HoJgemun Centre, April 30 There is a much larger acreage of wheat (own this year than last, an J it is in much letter condition We have bad plenty of moisture in the ground all spring, and had a very fine rain on tbe 20 h, wLicb gave as great encourage ment with regard to tbe growing crops cf bo h spring and fall wheat, and also of oils, thire be'nga mccb larger acreage of the lat ter than wai ever town before. The fruit here is in god condition so far, bat tbire is no.hing but wild fruit to grow. There will be from tbrie to five times as much amber cane planted this spiing as there has been in previous seasons. We expect the country will fhw with milk and sorghum this fall, a there sre many milk cows, too. We look for the largest immigration this season that the country has every seen, if the rains con tinue as they have began, and we think they will. Ifanyaie aver coming to Kansas, now ii their time to come, for claims with Rood improvements can be La 1 low cow, which cscnot be bad for love or money this coming fall. Grass is far enough alorg that cattle can do well on the range. Everyone is happy and writing to friends to come now or never. Ycurs of Kansas and for Kacsa. E. M. I'aUXOLE, County Clerk. ford coevrr. Dcdge City, Kar., April 30. Aneage o winltr wheal is about the same. The ci mil lion is much belter. We bad a great deal more rain Int fall and winter than we bad the year before, and we had good rains this spring. I ttiijk theie is very lutle if any winter-killed. The coldest wtather we had plenty ol mow on the gronud. The acreage of siring wheat will be more than doubled on account of the prospects beirg so much belter for a crop. Fruit prospects arc vry good. There will be a great deal of sugar cane planted. Our farmers think it a prcGt able crop. I hain't beard much about im migration pnepects. We have had plenty of rain in the last five days, and the wheat is looking splendid. Prospic's couldn't be sny tetter at any lime of tbe year for a crop this year. H. P. Mytos, D puty Coanty Clerk. Broiler Mytcn probably refers to wi'd plums. Toe crop of wild plums, currant, and such will ba abundant. Garden truck will be plentifu', and spring chickens numerous. During tbe war and for a number of years thereafter, a great deal of sorghum syrup was made in Kansas, but ihe meat of it was miserable stuff. Because of tbe primitive method used and the lack of knowledge, i as cot profitable, and the business steadily diminished amil two or three years since. wben it began to revive, and is cow increas ing rapidly. Improved machinery and more scientific methods of manufacture are accom plishing wonders and making this one of the moat profitable crops. Theie are 3,840,000 acre of government land not included in any state or territory. It is in the form parallelogram, and bor ders on Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Indisn Territory and New Mexico. At present, it has no government, no courts, nothing but cattle and their keepers. Mr. Garten, living not far from Lake City, Comanche coanty, has 300 peach trees that are literally covered with small peaches. If nothing happen) he will have 250 bushels this year. As we shall soon bate close commercial rc'a'ions with Mexico, it ia well enough to know tbe habits of tbe people. A correspon dent of tbe St. Louii Globe-Democrat ia writing some very interesting letters from the City ol Mexico. We make the follow ing extract from a late letter: My Mexican Iriends tell me that with few exop ions tbe women are pjorly educatid; scciety is cot intellectual; imercour-e la nor cultivated; gi It are kept in irieon null lhy are marritd, and after marriage oily fitd cleat, r coLfinement with harder Ibor. Mat iirally Iheiiisof family are all rocreclo-el) drawn, and the domtstic anVctiji'a absoib the hearts of Ihe women, as iheir household du ies absorb their time. Tbeysiy: "We would like to have tbii ga as you have tbeni in the States, but we simply can'l do ir. I mu-t be the wcrk of lime to charge tie I ng-etablisbeJ tocial rtlis, ami as ling a. they Irs our society must be cumiarativcij adolltflair." Tbe natural remit of tbe bence cf wom en ia that among Ihe men there is a general disregard of a great mmy ameniliia of con coct. At dinner tliey gecerallv wear 11 eir ha's, tecanM the bousts ate co ler than tbe treeis, aid mere is a gre it uresd of colds; they keep their elbows on the table, th-y ex eclorate a great deal, and they hare ur fix ed principles in reginl to forks That Chi cago telle who set tier visitors down as vu'gsr people because thy put Ihe edge ol their knives in ihe roiUIh in.tead cf the backs would le a-tonrsbed at the feats of lh knife-swallowars here. "Yet, this is a tender liointwith good sxietr. A M xican Uy cumlained to me the othrd-y, raying " Why do your pecple always atense us of rating with our kiis.s? Une would IhlnK we were not civilii-i." A half an hour la- ie', at her nn hwiiktle table, , a of tie eiaht get ttemen who were flIo-criUntry- meti ol hers, there were just tight nhafcorn e 1 the fork. Tne one universal habit ia Mexico is smcikin?. Cigsts are very cheap td very bad, and everybody smokm. Pipes arc un ki own. but cixsrettes are rolltd ai d sniofaed utuotsJnn.ly. A ood cig--r o-5 cei ta, theb-s 10 cents: nuraa ar ihr.eir f iur for a real 1 cen s. Everybody Canies a c- gar in bis mouth and a bniui til in Ins iKKk eCand they smoke on theoraand atf'inrer ami everywhere. Calling by appointment at the houre of awaaltha gei t euian I tbrew away my cigar at the dror, before beirg shown into a very hardsome lib-ary. Oj host came in smoVin, ahfofc hands, anditn- madmely hoked arnund, turned over two or three boxes of c gars, select, d acoup'e ot lnre llavans and ottered Ibetn r8 a matte of cnurre The Presidi n"'a hour is f mm 1 to 2. and 1.30 we fiu'd the linen fl jnr-cl f n the ante-room littend with cigarette ends. I have heard tba' the lal appeal of a txgg r ia to till you that he has mt Lad a smoke for two dys, but that ex re-ni'v of destitu- lon I have not yet seen, emckinj: covers a multitude of smell, fortunatelv, and for mv part I think I could not stand Ihe glorious ii mate a week if I had not the pro'ecion of a cigar. Arkansas City bas recently completed a syttem of water works intended to be used in the case of fire, which might well be ad ipted by Caldwell and oihrr email places. The works consist of an E lijss windmill, run by a wheel foareen feet in diameter. The wa ter ia pumptd from a spiing through pipes to a pine tank, mounted upon a sibtan ial stone foundation, and capAls of holding nearly a thousand barre's of w trr. From tnis tank pipe carry the water tbrouh the principal streets in the city, anl at suitable points fire plus, to which bote can be at tached at a moment's notice, are put ln. Tbe Traveler say s that the total cost of these woika to tbe city will cot exceed $2 f 00, snd the charges of water supplied to private families will pay all expenses of keeping the works in good running order. Caldwell Commercial. Tbe question of the profitableness of sheep in this valley hat been disctuued much of late, but about the biggest returns on that kind of investment that tbe Eagle has heard is of Jeremiah Zjda, of Ninneaacb township, Sedgewick coanty, who two years ago last July, pat $200 into sheep. He kept strict account of expense, and o!d out last week at a profit or ioat $1,200 in cash. That sheep speculation beats money loaning at 6 per cent per month. Wm. Allen, colored, who is charged with tie killing of Arnold, ihe cow boy, in Clitk county, in September last, is c-jcfintd in the Fcrd county jail, awai iog trail. Allen Is employing bia solitary moments In writing versa s. We give (he follow iogtfluaion from bis pen: On the lone a tar cow trail, la the year ot aeren- three. It was there I bad a sweetheart and aha was deai to me , She told me that arte loved me and that abe never would (all. And Ifgot In troable abe would csaae acd so mv ball. Come alt yon rambling- cow boya, 1 pray yoa warning take. Don't never leave yoor mother or you will be a rake. Don't nraer leate jour aweelbrart, pleasecow boy do not fail, lor II j ou do you will loae her while rambl It g ilowrn the trail. On the lone eUr cow trail la the vearof scrcaty- Ibxte, It was there 1 killed my comrade, and he was dear to me. The Jury funnd me guilty, of conrae they cootj not tail ; Tbe judge be paaaed the aentence aad locked ma up In jail. Now I am a weary convict, aa you can plaialy are. Round to aerve a aentence In tbe penitentiary. Go and tell my awectheart, pleaae cow boy do not full i Go and tell my mother X arn bean I In Ksaaas Jail. Once I had a awectheart, but 1 will not tell her name; But now I have illa-rraced hrr with ray reckleas- n.aa and abajne. O go and tell my awrcthrart, plcsie cow boy do not tail i O go and tell my ewee-Jicart to come and go ray bail. 1-ublUheil Hay 11. 1881. OBDINANCE MO. 65. Be it onLilnrd by the 11 1) or and Counellmea ot ihe ci.y ur Doa.e Ul4: Section 1. Thitllihtt wart or parol of land ItllUCuiMlgUjUaan-laVijuent to the UorooratS llniita ot enid city , her. ton-re ld off anu plot ttttae additions to the Iota n. tu Kit: coinnjeic mg at a a-)tnt 30 leet north taf tbe -aulllbeayt cvr. Birol thaoiitn bailor tbeNoilbeJilqUirlrr f rcllMnX.lown,bi-atfa. wfulbol ran.c S3 west, caleuUiug wratueeliatrm le tu Hie weal alttr or ihra..uibh4Uiriheuritieaataiuarterof at-cliora a, town-mlp.Sou!h of range Xa wrat.oa a uar al rl with Hie origii-.! iHirrnni-nt surteyi in. nee bt.rtb 1 47u lttj tiieucaf eaat one hall mde lhenc-ouD to Ibe place ol beginning all lint-a rrunQing iiamllel wuh the taoTtrnnirnt auirey callrl. known, anl deainatnl as --tiinii'a A< t n to the Town of l-vdge City, ford conutr, Kansas aa hawn by the recorded pl.it ! saidadili ion, la htrrbj inc iKicil witbln aivlkball hrr-after lorin arul cvoatltute m art of the Cur-oiate limtla ofaatil l.ity. S--rtt.in 2. Alaosall that iiircel or Inct ol land contigu'iua anl avjicent t.i said C.ty, known Mud iteaignati-tl aa slurria Collar's Adlltion to IheTowuuf Iso-Igr Cat, Io WH: Ca-luotebClug a the oortbeaat corner of the S W quarter ol c tiun .S6. lownstd :$. rane Ii war, runaina; Iroin Ihenee Waal 663 frl; thence- autb & frl; Ibi ne eaat faTj irrt ; lb-nee north 1.3JU b Ihe itlace of beginning, cnrainiog M acrr naore nr lesa, a-al thn aarua rvorrsutin anl blog M. Collai'a mddltiju to the town ol Dodge City. Kaauas. sVetion X Also alt Ihatmrtor Dareel of land leing eontlguouato the cot-porate flmlu ol tmlge tuiij, aapni, orrevtioie laal or aol -!olnl aa an avMithon to ihesild Town, ro wit: kmwuaa lot nnrnberoiie(l). Iheaanie brtn lhea.l trael oriarcrlof land in a certain tract of laud aur-vrf--l, plotted and recrled on p tgaj Zit.on bfsuk "A'''t devla. In theiffiieof the llegiatrr of denla ol Fori eotinty. Kansaa ire aald tract Ir ina. beinj and ltum.e lu lots S at 4 ot axil ,n 35, and in Iheaoulh half f Ihe --iWouaatarorsaeilun 26. in loven-ihlii SG. J-I rasge 1. Wrat of lh CIA irinelal meredian. bring in ronl count j. Kn aaa; said lot No. 1 in the aforesaid nW, crii raeuelng at Ihe point 30 f. et north tro-D the cea- trrorine a.T.ti a. it. it track. aut trim run ning north along tba weat tine of DelxeCitr 10.08 ehaina: th.nce wiat 4.8U chajaai thsoca south to within 30 fret of the Crater of lha A. T. A S. K It It track; thi-uca eait along th aoa b lint-of said track to place of begionlog kaowa aa J. Collar'sA'Idlllon. Section 4. This ordinance ahall be in force and efTfer on arMt alter Its publication in the Dodge CityTmaa. a-aeeeu ine fwounc:! aiav IO, lssi. II. ! UYTOVCilrrlarfc. Approved by me this 10 h dar of ilVf, IM a.. i. weusiavK. aiaror. IfTICtC. u.s. LAvnorriCK.i Kanaaa- llav O-h. lsaft. C Complaint having been enteral at thia olttce bv Geqra-e 8 Winaaa aaalnat Cecra T. Vaa- aenden foe abandoning hie Tiaabr tuiture Kn trr So. 1312. dated JnaeUXh. LCI Io ilale fruna June 17lh, 177, upon the gotitheaet q tarter eeo- iion zj. lownanip 3 aouin, ranew a wrac. in In ronl county, Kanau, with a view In Un can cellation of said entry: Ike eatd a-tiea are here by eumeaooed la appear at Ihlaoflec oa the Igra dsyot June. last. t j o'clock, p. m. to respond and rurnlik leslimonr conceratag aaio alleged onniionjnvot. aaayU HEtBT BOOTH. Keealver.