Mr. Vennor is now too good a prophet.
We are in fact having a wet summer.
A. Gluck, jeweler, has returned from St.
Louis, and will remain in Dodge this sum
Miss Walker offers her house and lot for
sale. B: W. Evans is agent. Apply to him
Dodge City Mining Stock is quoted at $25
per share, since A, B. Webster and P. G.
Keynolds returned from the mines.
It is claimed that Kansas and Pennsyl
vania have thia year more politics to the
square mile than any other Btates in the
Dr. H.M. Clark and G. W. Potter, of
Speareville, were in the city Saturday, talk
ing to our citizens on the subject of irriga
tion. List week the Dodge City Mining Stock
was quoted at $10 a share. This week $25
is the quotation, and no shares can be ob
tained at that price.
i. H. Wlnterstein, of Wahoo, Neb., is
stopping at the Dodge House. He is looking
for a business location and also a place that
will benefit his health.
The result of the different round-ups of
the cattle men in Kansas, disclosed the fact
that the Ices of stock last winter was lees
than one per cent.
Bain in May 4.25 inches. On Friday
night the rainfall was a quarter of an inch.
Monday evening one inch of rain fell. This
makes 4.25 inches for May.
Mr. Arthur, of Dent Co., Mo., father-in
law of J. T. Whitelaw, is visiting his son-in-law
and family. Miss Houk, of Hutchin
son, a niece of Mr. Whitelaw is also visiting
B. J. Hardesty has sold his stockof goods
in Caldwell, to York-Parker-Diaper Mer
cantile Company. C. W. Willett, who has
had charge of the business will continue in
the employ of Mr. Hardesty.
There waa s heavy rain Friday night,
commencing at about 10 o'clock, and lasting
a short time, but the water came down in
torrents, flooding the entire country. It was
the heaviest rain ot the season.
A eoldiir broke open the city prison and
liberated a fellow soldier confined there. A
warrant was iued lor the arrest of the
soldier, and under-sheriff Singer and Mar
. shal Vandenberg went down to the Fort to
arrest the man, but he waa either concealed
or had floem. It was said he bad deserted.
The Speareville dtiiens are advocating irri
gation. It is proposed to get op a steels com
pany for the purpose of constructing an irri
eatinz ditch from eome point near Pierce-
ville, and tanning over the range to Speare
ville. We shall have more to say oi mis
A. B. Webster and P. G. Eeynolds, two
of the directors of the Dodge City Mining
Company, returned from the company s
mines in Colorado on Monday. H. F. May,
who also has mining interests in that region,
accompanied them. These gentlemen are
sanguine on the fu:ure prospects for the
The Adams Express Company has (upend
ed business on the A., T. S. F. B. B.,
turning-over its business to the Wells, Fargo
& Co. Express. The Adams continues its
business in the East. Capt Welch and LE
Deger hsve'faithfully conducted the Adams
Express Company business in this city, and
we regret to part with their business rela.
ftd. W. W. Smith has completed his con
tract of surveying the neutral lands adorn
ing the Indian Territory on "the west, and
he and his party returned home last Mondsy
The land was surveyed into townships oulji
bat we understand that CoL Smith will n
all probability be awarded the con'? to
j;i. !.. Mm intsi apctions. ana wilt re
turn and complete the job. Marshall County
Cattle A kei vino. A large number of
cattle are on the range south of Dodge. The
herd's lately arrived belong to Houston A
Butledge, two herds; J. T. Lytle, two herds;
C Bennett, two herds; West Bros., two
herds; seven or eight herds are coming
together and will arrive about the C h or
8th. There are 2500 head of cattle in a
Bane of Do doe Crrr. The Bank of
Dodge will shortly be organized, and will
be in operation in the latier part of June
The incorporators will be B. W. Evans, G.
M. Hoover, H. J. Fringer, H. L. Siller and
W. IL Harris. The company represent
wealth and substantial character.
The Dodge City correspondent of the Fi.
Worth Journal says: The number of cat
tle not contracted is so small (not oyer 115,
000) that sellers will have an easy time of it
this year. They can sell every yearling
driven at $14 if they only have the cheek
to ask it. These are big figures, but those
who now have cattle on the trail had better
hold them than sell for less, as they must
expect to pay $12 for them fur next year's
drive. Tnere is no use selling for less than
S14 and then go to Han Antonio and pay
$12. It is too much like swapping dollars.
With beef at present prices yearlings are
worth $16 and will pay big money at these
figures more than 20 per cent on the in
vestment. Lied. In this city Sunday morning,
May 23th, 1882, of consumption, after an
illnes of nine weeks, W. W. Bobbins, in
the 44th year of his age.
The death of Mr. Bobbins was not unex
peeled. lie passed away as calmly and
peaceably al though in sleep, apparently
suffering no pun. The deceased leaves a
kind and aflcctionate wife to mourn bis low,
who was devoted to him in his hours of suf
fering. The deceased was born in Edwardport,
Ind., Oct, 7th, 1838. He removed to Utica,
Mo., in 1864, and in 1869 removed to
Cbetopa, Kas. In July 1879, he came to
Dodge City, and engaged in the grocery
business. He was a member of the order of
Fieemasons, and had an insurance of $1,000
on his life in an organization of that older.
The remains were taken to Utica, Mo,
his former hjme, for interment, Sunday
night. They were in charge of B. B. Bee-
son, Mrs. Bobbins and her sister, Mrs.
The deceased made his will a half hour
before his death bequeathing his property to
his wife. B. B. Beeaon and Chas. Dickereon
were present. The last words spoken by
the deceased were, "Ksmember that I am in
my right mind."
Mr. Bobbins was a quiet man assiduous to
business and aitentive to hie own affairs.
He was little known outside of Lis business
acquaintance, and was respected by all wno
knew him. The afflicted family and friends
have the sympathy of the community in
their sad affliction.
Dashes. A number of ox wagons were
loaded this week with lumber for the Pan
Handle. B. W. Evans spent several
days in the eastern part of the State. He
save politics is slow. E. D. Swan was
jn town Tuesday. He reports wheat in good
Condition in Speareville township.-
8. Marcus waa in Pueblo last week,
100,000 head of beef cattle will be shipped
from this point this season The- Dodge
Ciiy horse market attracts a good many
buyers. H.B. Bell has been re-ap
pointed Deputy U. S Marshal. Ham
makes a good officer. The Dodge City
Temperance Society b'as bteu organized.
See advertisement for sale of sheep, by
Jaffa Bros., Trinidad, Colo. James
Kory, brakeman for Conductor White, had
his middle finger cut off while coupling
cars at Coolidge, on Friday. Fireman
Bradly, of engine 182, was badly scalded at
La Junta, by the bursting of one of the flats
in the engine. His face and arms were
scalded. He was doing well at last accounts.
Sheen shearing has commenced in
this vicinity. May showers bring June
One Hundred bushels of Bye for Seeding.
Tor sale by M. COLLAR.
The Arkansas river U full and overflow-
Fixe Tcrs-octs, at livery stable of
The Dodge City public school children
will hold no picnic this year.
A Sanday School picnic will be held on
Friday, June 9ih, on Duck creek.
Fresh vegetables, received every other
morning, by Chas. Dickerson, grocer.
Between the lines on Borton's eign, the in
visible letters read Anheuser-Busch beer.
A fine selection of groceries, fruits and
candies at Chas. DicVerson's store.
Yocxo Mcixs AMD Posies for sale.
Arply at the livery stable of H. B. Bell.
Fresh Bye Straw, suitable for filling
aatlr&sses. For sale by, M. Collar
Choice groceries snd confectionery at
Cbas. Dickersoc's grocery store, west of po-t-office,
Wasted. A tiiil to do general house
work. Good wages will be given. Inquire
at this office or at the Poatoffice.
W. F. Petillon, District Clerk, has gone
to Topeka, to attend the meeting of the
Democratic State Committee.
California Fruits. Chas. Dicierson
will keep on hand the choicest California
fruits, embracing every vaniy ol this delici
Mrs. Ida Beadle is selling children's hats
at 50 cents and Leghorn Flats for $1 00.
Sew hate received every week, don't fail to
examine her stock.
Bev. Mr. Allison, a Biptist minister, will
preach in the Union church next Sunday.
A cordial invitation is extended to the citi
zens of Dodge City.
H. B. Bell has purchased the livery
stable of B. M. "Wright, and now controls
two livery stables. He baa a fine selection
of rigs for the accommodation of the public
The Dodge City Public School will close
to-morrow. The parents of children are
respectfully invited to be present and wit
ness the dosing exercise'. A general invita
tion is extended to the citizens to ba present
Exercises begin at 2 o'clock.
The immense safe for the Bank of Dodge
City has arrived. The bank will be located
in Fringer's drug store. The safe weighs
8,700 pounds and was put into position yes
terday. The sa'e is a magnificent one and
was admired by many of our citizens.
Tnere was a washout Monday evening,
four miles west of epeareville, and in con
sequence the trains were delayed. There
was a sevare hail storm west oi this place,
The rain at this point was quite heavy, the
S goal officer reporting a fall ot one inch.
Dr. C. A. Milton, of Clinton, Mo , arrived
Tueedsy, and will make Dodge City his
home. He offers his professional services
to the citizens of this city and vicinity. Dr.
Milton cumes well recommended. He is a
pleasant gentleman and will make an agree
Win. E. Mason, of the firm of J. J.
Stoner. Madison Wist, will be in the city
in a few days, and will take a "Bird'.-jye
view of Dodge City." This pen sketch will
be lithographed and sold to tubscribers. Mr.
Mason has completed the sketch of Great
Bend, and is now In Lamed. The Arkansas
Valley Democrat gives a flattering descrip
tion of the view of Great Bend.
Referring to the abandonment of Fort
Dodge the Globe wants ts know if this coun
try most again be "given up" to the "Indians
and the buffalo." We hope not. We an
quite confident the buffalo wont return.
There are no buffalo in the country. The
Indians have been subdued snd the savages
are in Arizona making the air ring with
their whoop. We don't like to let Fort
Dodge go; bat we can't help it. And the
Globe can't stop it by howling "redskins and
The coatemplated abandonment ot Fort
Dcdge is very much regreted by our citi"
. E. Vanvocrhis departed for his home
in Mooongahela City, Pa., on Monday of
Dr. J. B. Welwood, departed for hia
home, Long Island, New York, after Spend
ing several weeks here viaiting.
S. 8. Marshall has superceded L. B.
Huffman as proprietor of the Summit House.
We hope Mr. Marshall will succeed in his
For the Isst four weeks we have bad
several heavy rains, thoroughly saturating
the earth giving us the best ss'urance of
good crops since Ford county has been set
tled for agricultural purposes.
All kinds small grain is reported doing
welL Cora, potatoes and other vegetables
areather backward on account of the fr
quentcold spells of weather daring the
The citizens of thii plsce have held two
meetings recently and discussed the subject
of establishing an irrigating ditch commenc
ing at a point west of Dodge City. They
also elected a commitue to confer with the
citizens of the above name city and solicit
their cc-operation in the construction of
I. N. Vanvoorbis returned from a trip
to Denver on Saturday of lait week so well
pleased with the rapid growth oi that city
that he purchased business property and
expects soon to locate there in the drug
business. We regret very much to loose Mr.
Vanvoorbis he being one of the early set
tlers and one of our moil enterprising busi
nessmen. Hogs went up to $8.60 per hundred
pounds in Chicago on Wednesday last, and
cattle sold at $8 25. These- are the highset
figures attained for a long time. The sup
ply of both hogs and cattle is short of the
Dr. Milton, dentist, has gone to the
mountains for a short time. He will return
and probably make Dodge City his perma
Men who have lived in Iowa for forty
years, declare they have never before seen so
cold a May. nor snow so late as the 23J.
Secretary Teller has decided that hereafter
religious denominations shall not have any
thing to say in the selection of Indian agents
June opens warm and sunshiny.
HOUSE AND LOT FOR
THE noose and Lot known as the Miss Walk
er property will be sold on reasonable ttnni.
SHEEP FOB SALE.
From 1,000 to 14,000 Head
OF JMPBOVED SHEEP.
With or without Bandies. For particulars ad
dress . O. ABBOTT, or
jt4f Trlalaad. Colo.
W. W. BOBBINS,
A full line of GROCERIES on hand.
Vegetables and Fruits
SOLD AT THE LOWEST LIVING CASH
And DELIVERED FKEE OF CHARGE
to all parts ol the city.
Call and tee sae. 3deoea west of Post
OOoa. DODGE CITY.
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