DODGE CITY TIMES C
DODGE CITY, KAS., AUGUST 4, 1881.
Price $2 Per Day.'
FIE5T CLASS IN EVERY BESPECT
AND FOK TRAKSIENT CUSTOMJ
first Class Livery, Feed and
SALE STABLE IX CONNECTION
with this house. -
Cox & Boyd, Proprietors.
GREAT WESTERN HOTEL.
S. G ALLAN D, Proprietor.
South side of tho Railroad,
;dodce cits', Kansas
GOOD SAMPLE ROOMS FOR COMMER
SQi, So Liquor Sold on the lYonies.
LIVERY STABLE ATTACHED.
J. H. TEPFEK,
nAVIh'O OPENED TOE HOC3K Willi
I INTEND TO KEEP AS GOOD A
HOUSE IN EVERY RESPECT
AS CAS E FOUND IN TUB STATE.
Terms, $2 Per Day.
T. J. DRAPER, Proprietor,
MBUE CIT1T. KAXBAK.
MEALS AT ALL HOURS. ONLY FIRST
IN THE CITY.
IS PROHIBITION ENFORCED.
The law breakers are not alooe in Dodge
Ci.y, Leavenworth, Atcbuon and Topeka.
Injustice lo the particular ciiiei) named we
publish the following from the Atchison
"The Topeka Capital rtcentlv foJnd fault
with the Champion for saying that the pro
hibition law w not 'honesilr and effectu
ally enforced and obered' in a very large
number of towns in the Sale; that there
were a df zen or more towns where liquors
were sold without concealment; and that a
man wanting liquor co aid get all be wanted
in almost any town in Kansas he visited.
Oar statement was made after careful in
quiries with commercial travelers and other
pecple whose business cilia ihm to every
section of the State, and we hsve had abun
dant evidence since, of its exact truth. The
Augusta Gairjte says:
"We had occasion, last vk, to visit a
number of cities along the line of the San
ta Fe railroad, and desiring to ascertain de
finitelv what iesil was paid to the pro-
hibition law, visited a number of saloons in
each, and in every town we found a sub
stance resembling beer drawn openly from
kegs; liquids having the color, smell and
sppeaiance of whisky, brandy, ram, ett,
boldly put in glasses on the counters, and
eagerly drank by the thirsty ones thronging
the bars. We ccald dicover no difference
in the transaction of this business cow and
before May 1st; except in the fancy names
gieen the liquids, and that no license was
The Wamego Tribune sari:
The only towns we have visited since
the firrt of May are: Almart, Manhattan,
Topeka, Lawrence, Louisville, St. Marys.
Liquor was told in all of these towns, and it
is sold in Wamego. We presume there isn't
d town of any size in the State where it is
not told; in many plans openly and defiant
Iy "There is no use in concealing the truth
in such a matter. Four towns in the Stale,
Atchi-on, Topekt, Leavenworth and Dodge
I City, have been held up as exceptional cases
where the law is not nspee'ed. The Govern
or, in a recent speech, included Wichita in
the list. The Paola Republican adds Paolo.
The Marshall county papers add Maryeville.
Suits recently brought add Lawrence, Fort
Scotland Salioa. The Wyandotte Gazette
adds Wyandotte. The extracts we copy
above add a dozen and more other towns.
The Barlingame Chronicle adds that place.
These alone are sufficient to establish the
truth of the Champion's statement, and
that is all we desire to do.
"If the prohibition law is enforced, we
should very gladly say so. But it is sot, in
hundreds of towns in the Slate, and there is
no nse pretending that it is. We especially
object to having three or places singled out
for general denunciation, while in hundreds
of 'other places the law is just as notoriously
disregarded as in Atchison, Topeka and
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER,
(John Mueller's old stand.)
MMI CITY, aUNalnV.
New Mexico has a new species of bed beg
with a fragrancy of musk and the potency cf
A clerk in a hardware store in Washing
ton has been fined fo for selling a toy pistol
to a boy nnder sixteen years of age.
The correspondent who wants to know
who are the as tbetics, is informed that they
are the idiots who haven't yet been committ
ed to an asylum.
A terrible drouth has prevailed in the
frontier counties of Texas, and crops in
Boy If r, Crc-by and other counties are a to
tal failure. The rangers report grass and wa
ter exceedingly scarce.
The late rains, which have been abundant
and which seem to have visited every part
of Kansas, have been the means of working
incalcuible good, particnlary to tie corn.
This is good news and makes everybody leel
The President's physicians think he can
be removed from Washington in ten days
or two weeks, and that he will have the full
use of all his limbs when he recovers. They
ssy there is not the least danger thai he will
It was formerly legal to shoot prairie
ch ckena in Kansas between the first day of
August and the first day of February, but
the state law on game now permits the shoot
ing of these birds only in the months of Sip
tember, October, and November.
Narrittown Herald: "An Erie young
man hu been turned out of the church for
dancing. He now wishes he had gone lo a
Sunday School picnic and bagged and kiw
d the girls in the religious game of Copen
hagen, and thus retained his good standing
in the church.
A notorious highway robber named Ham
White was a year ago tiled and convicted
of robbing the mails in Texas. He was an
old and noted highwayman. He had robbed
s rge coaches and individuals and had com
muted several murders. Upon conviction in
Texas he was sentenced to imprisonmeet in
the West Virginia penitentiary for life. Up
on the recommendation of Congressman
Jones, President Hayes pardoned White.
The postal authorities knew nothing about
the pardon until White was released. He at
once resumed his career of highwayman and
has now been arrested in Colorado where
he will be tried. He bat numerous aliases
and has robbed the mails fa Arkansas, Tex
a, New Mexioo and Colorado. Warrants
have been procured in Arkansas and Tex
as, and White will be tried for crimes com
mitted in those Stales as well a in Colorado
The chief inspector of the post ofiea depart
ment has several maski worn by White in
different robberies. He is one of ibe saoat
6perate of border nigbwaysuav.
July has gone, but the heats that glowed
ando'erfilled the earth with hotness. did
not go with ii. August is called the fire
month! because, we presume, it is the time
when stubble is burned. It is generally dry
and hot The vines droop, the trees stagger,
the broad-palmed leaves give np their mois
ture and hang down. Bat every night the
dew pities them.
Horses and cattle normally reaoire. In
round numbers, four pounds of water for
each pound of dry substance in food, while
sheep require but two pounds, or half as
much. This estimate, the result of many
careful experiments, includes the water
contained in the food, as well as that in the
drink. The amount of water needed by pigs
has not been accurately determined.
Ingalla says:-"Kansas, is all antithesis
It u the land of extremes. It is the hot
test, coldest, dryeet, wettest, thickest, thin
est country in the world. Oar history, soil,
climate, population, have all been exceptio
nal, and they all point to an anomalons
destiny. Our position is focal. Energy accu
mulates here. Fortitude and persistency soc
enmb nnder the careless husbandry tix-
by the generous soil."
Yon wonder lately why it ia that a dear
Sects you so strangely? Wonder no longer.
Boet it make y on feci drowsy? That is the
opium which the ruffianly "t" mirnifartn
rex pnts in lo give it "tone." Does it enerv
ate yoa? That is the villainous compound
which the scoundrelly manofactorer pete in
to give the wrapper a dark and rich color.
Does it soar your stomach? That is eaaesd
partly by the se!t-petre which the ewhsdling
manufaetmer adds to make it burn welLWs
bare raeebed that point where tUags us
t,;ni-.-L...v-r ..T M.
Deputy Sheriff Wright went to Dodge
city Monday and arrested O-tar II.
Harpole, who is wanted in Cherokee coun
ty for forgery. There is a reeard of $100
offered for his delivery to Cherokee cuun
tv. Nickerson Argosy.
Th A. T. A ft V funnan .lull,...
pay theclaimof the Bent county eltck aweci-
atinn for nnknnwn .bwk b.ltl h it. train.
alleging, lo its attorneys, that the law is un-
Mnn.tl.lttlA.tAt Tkia tail! aHa. . L !.. ..
uiwhhiiuiimi, auMWlMVUCVfc IUV ISIYroU
of the Divide men and associations in Ibe
State. Lts Animas Leader.
Frank Waters recently bought 500
steers at $10 per bead,held ihem a couple of
weeks and sold ihem at Sll. The man who
purchased them, immediately sold Ihem at
fl3 making a el.ar profit of $1000. We
understand that frank feels rather bad
about the mailer, as he could just as well
have made fifteen haodrtd dollars as fire
hundred. Medicine Lodge Index.
A collection taken np in Dodge City for
an emigrant who bad lost his wifs and one of
bis horse", and who had six small caitdrea
and was dead broke, realized S100. Ibe trav
eler on the Jericho road might etrik a worse
place than Dodge City, if the man who
started their graveyard did die with his
boots on. K. (J. Journal.
By the a of Prof. Bell's induction-bal
ance Ibe ball in the president's body was
pretty accurately located Monday, being in
the front wall of ibe abdomen, immediatlr
over the groin, about five inches below and
to the right of the navel. No efforts will be
made to remove it at present, but it will
Erobably be taken out when he gets better
e continues lo improve steadily.
Our barometer is simple a kitchen swill
barrel. The contents ol our swill barrel are
the kitchen slops and milk. We noticed
years ago, that at times the contents had a
peculiar way of foaming. After close ob-
servrtion for a while we discovered that this
action always preceded a rainjand since that
we have adopted the swill barrel as a bar
ometer and have found it a certain indica
tion of rain. We cut gran and regulatt
much farm work by it. Ex.
In the year 1710 the weight of fat cattle
inihe Loodoa market average only 370 lb i
at the average age of five years. In 1795 Ibis
was increased lo 462 ft. In 1830, the weight
was G56 IV, or nearly doable that of 1710.
We presume that the averars weicbt at one
year less age (say four yeirs old) is, at the
resent moment, luity toree limes that at
1710; and the beef, owing to the superior
quality of the cattle, and the butler methods
offatteinng, folly fifty percent, morenoarsh
ing and economical to the container.
National Live Stock Jaaroal.
The report of the United States collector
of Internal Revenue of the district of Kan
sas, shows that daring the month of June
last, more than 8,000 gallons of whisky
was made ia Kansas. Leavenworth, Atch
ison, and Dodge City, we have been told,
were the only points at which there would be
any difficulty in the enforcement of the pro
hibitory law; bat there are no distilleries at
any of these places. There is one, we believe.
at Topeka, and the presumption is that all
this whiskey was made at that place. Now,
what's the use of laws and constitutional
provisions for the suppression of this traffic;
if they are not lo be enforced, and where is
the consistency of expecting the county dis
tricts of Ibe state lo enforce the provisions of
the law against the sale of lager beer sad
native wines, which are comparatively harm
less beverages, while an establishment tam
ing oat 5,000 gallons a month of the vilest
of corn whisky, it permitted to go on with
impunity nnder the very eaves of ths eapitoL
We do not qoestion the honesty cr sincerity
of Governor St. John, or Mr. Hudson,
or any of the other earnest temperance men
at Topeka, bat we feel constrained to re
mark in kindness, that they would appear lo
better advantage in the eyes of the world if
they gave a little less attention lo the small
er towns sad a little more to Topeka. We
do not intend to convey Ike iapressioe, of
coarse, that we coeeiiiir it any part of the
Governors doty lo set as uformer or prose-
cntoc snen a umiss wonia no iscoapstanie
with the dknttr of his ossee hot es the
Governs of the stale, and ttosekaowlsdced
leader of the sisipennos referam, his infle
ecieennm society at the csMisioackl lobe
sntlrist lo st least arevent that lawn from
saakiaf iessrf aotaioas as latt asost flagrant
violator of law in the stale. Wester
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