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&r LOCAL NEWS. TI9E TiBLE-1., T. A- 8. F. ft. K. OOISO XJUT. . GOCIO WBI. rasMnger.. ISWa.m. Iassinger..J:10.a.i. raMeanr. 12 43 r.u. Passenger. MO rjt. EniIi:rant...lO:15Jl.. Emigrant. iOAjn, freight 3:10 aji freight... 1:15 am. s J. McGlNMs, Agent. We are havirg splendid weather for wheat and grace. Monday was a showery day. It was a growirg day. The Ford county District Court will meet cext Tuesday, June 7th. The Herald says the shipment of liquors to Hutchinson has increased since the lt oi ' May. Monday was generally observed as Deal . cation day strewing fbwers over soldiers' graves. The pic nic for school children will be held on Duck creek to-morrow. People generally are invited. A Lyon county man recovered S 5 dama ges lor the Io of a fice theplmd oig. The sid dog was maliciously ho.. There was a roikMl f 13 incurs during the month of May. The rainy month will long be remembered. Billy Arlington, the fatuous minstrel, is coming tbu way. Mr. Arlington performed in this city eighteen months ago. Al. Boyd returned from his Pawnee coun ty (arm on Monday. Mr. Bold has the fin est plantation in Pawnee county. O.W. Potter, County Clerk, was in the city this week. Mr. Potter is working np the sheep interest in Ford county. A number of Ciitle men who hare large drives on the way, are in the city ibi week, and Dodge City pre-enis a bu-y appearance. The Dodge Cily Flouring Mills canrol meet the orders for flour. The mill this weekreceived a car load of flour froni the east to fill an order. The chief occupation of the freight break men between this place and Dodge City is putting tramps oil the trains. Nicker-on Argosy. M. S. Culver, well known to cattle men, is employed as agent for the house of Wrigh', Beverly & Co. Mr. C.as employed by this firm last year. There is not a vacant house in the city( and there has not been an empty one for some time. This speaks well for the pros perity of Djdge City. There was a heavy rain south of this place on Friday last.,, A volume of water a foot deep rose in fifteen minutes. There tann have been a water spout. There will be,"a large crop of mosquitoes this year. The crop ol frogs is already large. Bed bugs will be too numerous to mention, while the fleas will be only half a crop. There are manv things in the country that remind us that life is worth keeping up. J. D. Johnson, of Cimarron, was in the cily Saturday. Jim says that A. J. Shrm ate, Deputy Sberifi, wis not acting in an of ficial capacity when the shooting took place. Johnston was wounded in the lez. He says he will prosecute Shumate at the coming term of tie District Court. Judge Armstrong, who is employed in tie Lamed Land office, was in the city on Mon day. He waa espying his firtt visit to Dodge City.and expressed himself much sur prised over the good conduct of the much abused city. Mr. Stone, of Iowa, accompan ied him. The latter has gone to Las Ve- The Fori Supply correspondent of the Globe couldn't "dead beat" a copy of the Times, hence hi sarctem on our agent. The fellow has worms. The outward sites show that he has the wind colic. People who hart lived oa the border half their lives are not afraid of the raving of a tender joint from the East. Onr citizens remember the fine musical treat presented last year by the Old Folke Concert, under the direction of Capt Welch, assisted by a number of our citizens. There is in preparation another corcert tinder the same auspices and for the same purpose. This concert will be given on Monday night, June 13th, in the Presbyteiian church. Capt. Welch has his singing class in reh ar eal lor this concert, and the same musical talent and ability will be displayed by the amateur vocalittsand musician. The pro ceeds ofthe entertainment will be applied to the bentfit of the Presbyterian church and the salary of the niinieler. We are quite sure our citizens were well pleased with the former concert, and they will be equally eat isGedwith the prcpoeed concert. There will be an interesting j rogramme for this occasion. The Texasd.ivesppears visible. Several herds have arrived this week, and in a few days the range south of the river will be lined with lorg rorns. Cattle sellers and buyers will make pome lively trades within the next few mnnthc The busin- ss will not last longer than 'he summer months. Many of the cattle have already !een contracted, and there will be to delay in sales on ac count of prices. The caitle are in excelltnt condition much better than last year. The billiard balls and lemonade stands have all undergone a thorough renovation paiming, papering and crlcimining. Thee present an inviting appeararce, and will tempt tl e driver of the long hoia. Dodge City being in the dry belt, it will not answer to be without the tempting lemonade with a "stick" in i'. Ard it is strange how wonder fully dry some pecple become when they visit Dodge. At heme they are loud-mouthed temperance advocates; tut when here well, never mind. The heavy rains the past month damaged some of the dug-outs and those hoes, i that stand dry weather pretty well. People who builded en the sand or with sand know more than they did last year. We think our knowledge has been supplied with a deficien cy filled np not with sand, but with water. There are things that a fellow always finds out. Kxjierience is a good fchool but a dear one when you have to patch the breaks. Confidence orwrators cannot find a lodge ment in Dodge City. The Mayer i deter mined that the gentry that follow the road shall not get a footing in this city. All good citizens will approve of his course and ad mire his determination ; and all good citi zens will lend their moral support to this purpose. And, it need be, they will stand with physical force agairst an invasion of rowdies and confidence men. The general feeling among our citizens is, that the summer trade will be better than last year. The cattle drive is a little latter than usual. With the catile and sheep trade the business men of the city will find this year's work profitable. We are on the eve o! a prosperous season, and all hands are ready for the accommodation of visitors. A German lady, who is a teacher in Ger man and French, will teach a class in Ger man during schocl vacation. Parents who desire their children to learc the German language have now an opportunity. One of the rooms in the public school building will be occupied by the class. The lady is said to be an excelled teacher. There is a good deal of carpenter and plastering work going on. Mechanics of all kinds are busy, and have orders far ahead of their ability to perform. We do not hear of much new work that will be.done. A few new dwelling houses will be erected this summer and fall. Western Kansas to-day i the finest look ing, country the sno ever shown upon. J. W. Driakill and C. W. Willetl were in the city yesterday. The cow-boys were numerous in the city yesterday. SHEEP SOTES. From the beet information we can gath er, it is estimated that over 100,000 lead of sheep will be driven to Dodge City this sum- , nier. This number could be exceeded, but (.arrangements for driving a larger cumber ' cannot be made this season. A raieful esti- mate places the number demanded at 350,' ' 000 head in the State of Kansas alone. This demand will be supplied text year, and in the meantime the sheep interest will grow, and the demand beccme greater. The aunt- : ber of sheep disposed of in this market last year waa about 63,000, and this year's sales will nearly double that number. There will be a large number of sheep driven past this point, navirg Iccn contracted tn Xtew ilex iro and Texas. With these prospects, Kan sas JJruuuria ii mr iuc aie?i eucri auu ww growing State in the Union. The interest in sheep has struck every county in the , State. In a few years the cattle districts will ' be diverted of sheep, the flicks finding their , way to the splendid pasture lands of Kan- MS. I A fine lot of fully graded sheep, fiom i thorough-bred Merino rams, will be offered in Ibis market this summer. The sheep are 1 all under four years of age. There are 2,600 head iu the flocfc,whicb have been improved I for six years past. They are all ewea with a I number of Iambs of list year. Information ! cotcerning theve sheep can be had of Judge J. K. Wtston, who is stopping at the Dodge House. We guarantee that these are first claw sheep, having been reared by an expe rienced steep rayer. They are as fine as any flock in this region of country. The prices e.f finely graded sheep in this market will probably reach $3,50. The prices of sheep in Eastern Kansas range from SI to $5. There will be some induce ment for sheep buyers to visit this market. New Mexican etaeepwill probably average $2 per head in small lots. Definite prices have not yet been fixed. M. Nuckoll, of Independence, Kansas, is in the city. He has 6,C00 head of sheep that will arrive about the 25th of June. Mr. X. will make Dodge City his headquarters his summer. He will drive to this market 20,000 head of sheep between this date and fall. J. IL Crawford, who lost by straying a number of sbeep last winter during one of the storms, recovered them this week at a point 40 miles southwest ff this place. The animals were in good conditicn. Judge Weston, who is stopping at the Dodge Honse, takes pleasure in giving infor mation concerning sheep. The Judge is a practical sheep man, and his knowledge is from long experience In sheep raising. The sheep drive is much earlier this year than last year. This business will keep up un'il cold weather, and will be a source of much benefit to Dodge City and Ford county. Mr. Craig, formerly of Maine, was in the city this week, with a view of making purchases of sheep. He will select a ranch in this part of the State. - Judge J. K. Weston, G. W. Potter and G.W. Bogman went wool gathering attend ed the wool association meeting at Emporia this week. The demand for sheep in Kansas may he denominated a craze; but Kansas people do nothing by halves tbey go the whole h sheep. Sbeep shearing was prudently delayed in this region. The weather now "tempers the wind to the shorn lamb." A.E. Carnahan is engaged in calcimining, wall papering and painting, and being an excellent workman and faithful and prompt in the execution of his contracts, he is get ting considerable work for himself and assis tants. An Elmira lady who sent an order in res. ponse to an advertisement offering twenty, five useful household article" for a three-cent postage stamp, received 25 pins. Did yon ever see just such lovely growing weather? And inch grass, and snch fat cat tle and all snch? - - ' - SPEAREl'ILLE ITEXS. The closing exercises of ML Vina Yan voorbis' school on last Tuesday consisted of recitations in the afternoon; concluded in the evening by playing the drama known as the 'Balls and Bars.' The affair was cne of the most pleasant that has ever taken place here each one performing their put well, and dtplayed an extraordinary amount of tal ent; speaking in the highest terms of young ladies' ability as a teacher, whose untiring efforts has won for her many friends. i IL I. My ton and Linn Lyman, of Dodge City, attended the school exercises Tuesday evening. It is wonderfully strange what attractions Spesreville has for D. Jge young men. J. V. Stewart has purchased the resi dence of E. L. Meter, on main street. We have not been informed if the purchase was made in contemplation of an early marimo nial alliance or not. Dr. A. 8. Chouteau and F. T. Wenie, of Dodge City, were in town en Tuesday and attended the dosing exercises of the select school. Mr. Frank Wlnfield and O. W. Potter attended the convention of sheep nun, held at Emporia this week. Geo. B. Day, who hat been stoppiog here during the winter, look bis departure for the east. Messrs. Moore and ReaJ, and also Aid- rich and Freeman, are preparirg sheep ranches. Wm. Meyer goes to Sdeareville in the in terest of the Doeoe City Times. Conkling received thirty-fire votei in the New York Legislature Tnlay for Uni. States senator, and Piatt twenty-nine. The adm'niatration strength was about seventy, though scattered. The ex-senators are con sidered out of the race, and Cornell tnJ Crowley the strongest men, though Correll will decline to be a candidate. Dodge City, Kan, June 1, 1831. To the Editor of the Times. Having become aware of the fact that there are some persons residing in the city thai have been mi-informed in regard ti there being an organized Baptist church here, sad knowing that there arc ethers locating here who may wish to unite with u, I deiire to have you publish the followinc: Doeoe Cirr, April 20, 1S79. According to previous announcement, a meeting for the purpose of organizing a Bap tist church in this place was assembled in the Union church. At 2 o'clock p. ra, the meeting was called to order by Bro. IImer Newberry of Cimarron, Kan., who nominal ted Rev. N.Q. Collins of P.erceville, Mode rator. Prayer waa then offered by Rev If. McCalip, after which the son;, " I love thy kingdom, Lord," was sung. Rev. Collins was then elected Moderator, and Bro. New berry, Clerk. The following members then voted to umie to form a Baptist church: Mrs. H. B. Cartwright, Mr. J. 8. Marcus. Mrs. E. C. Marcus, Mrs. Nannie Hardesiy, Mrs. Mary Mclntyr, Lewis Roberts, S. J. Read, Winfield Beadle, Mrs. Ida Beadle, James MtClellan. It was voted that the organization be called the First Biptist Church of Dodge Cil v. The declaration of faith, as given in Brown's Encyclopedia of Kelious Knowledge, w adopted as the dec laration of faith of this church. The church then proceeded to elect officials. The fol lowing persons were chosen: Deacons Bros. Roberts and Marcus ; Clerk Bro: Beadle; Tmsiees Bros. J. W. 8traoghn, S. J. Read and Hiram Cotton. The church was then declared ready to admit members for baptism, lbe following members were received after giving their experierce: Mrs. Ida Roberts. Mrs. Ida B. Moore, fX C Cot ton, Mrs. M.A. Cotton, Mrs. SJE. Strang n, Miss Christiana Bead. On motion of Dea con Marcus, the trustees were etnpo vexed to confer with the pastors of other churches and make the nsoassary arrangements for regular worship. After singing the L. M. Desology, the benediction was pronounced by Rev. Collies. On notion, the meeting was adjourned. J. S. Itaacc, Dsaeoa.