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LOCAL NEWS. THURSDAY, NOVKMBEK 9, 18S8. J. IL Crawford haa returned from a vi-it to Indiana. The building season u not likely to dose noon in Dodge. L. W. Cherrington has gone east and will return with hi family. The Franklin Literary Union meet in Union church next Monday evening. Mr. O.r, of Henry county, III., father ol E. P. Ott, was in town Monday. Frost take hU medicine like a little man. He has gotten ncd to defeat The election is over and many people will fall back again ioto their peaceful pur suits. Local ilema are icaice this week. The election excitement has absorbed all other interests. The Dodge City public school il on the increase in enrollment, attendance and in every respect. Jj Mm. R. W. Evans and children have re turned from a couple of month) visit in Illinois. 8. W. Aien, who held eheep across the river for several years, has gone to Ohio to remain two or three months. The democrats are jubilant in Dodge. Why shouldn't they be bappy? The ss'is tant democrat, (the anti-St. John republi cans), are also bappy. Mrs. Thos, & Jones ia lying very sick with malarial feTer at Cottonwood Fall. The Colonel waa up here Tuesday. Ilia on Edgar ia also very low with feTer. Some men male you feel as though the watui sun bad jtl't broken through the - cloud', while others male you feel that a ' ..J 11 ... nriml tli its arms fill! rtf mill tfcg, had caught you out with too thin clothing on. A. J. Anthony hi re-established hi' dairy, baring commenced to furnish milk on Monday I't. Sir. Anthony lost a num her of cows from the Texas fever, and we are glad to learn that he ia running his milk wagon again. The orairie fiie on the river bottom. Sat' urday morning last did a large amount cf damage, several hundred iocs of hay having ben consumed by the flames. The fire was caused by a spark from an engine, and a strong northeast wind blowing, spread rap idly. We learn the railroad company will pay all damages. Kinsby Graphic. W. F. Petition requests us to thank his friend for the hearty and generous support given him at tbe po,!- The name of hia opponent appeared on both regular ticket and yet Mr. 1'etillon as the independent candiJate. conis out of the race with 79 majority. Thia is an achievement that proves" bis superior "kill aa a political worUr and ia seldom accomplished. J. T. Johnson, wbo keei the realaurant in the "Old House," waa married to Mia. Burns on Thursday evening last. Judge Cwk officiating The boys gave the happy married pairs delightful send-off a frag mentary brass band making the welkin ring with music Mr. Johnwn set 'em up to tbe boys, and an oyBter supper to a largecrowd. May his honeymoon never wane. At a public meeting held at Tole'a hall in Lamed, $20,000 waa aubtcribed for the cap ital stock of the Pawnee Irrigation and Water Power company. The meeting ad journed amid enthusiasm, after appointing a committee for soliciting eubscriptiona to the stock of the company. Enough stock will be subscribed in to build the canal through Pawnee county. The company intend holding meetings in every county to Hatch inson, the terminus ol the canal, which, ' when comple'ed, will be eighty-eight miles in length and irrigate 800,000 acres of land. tex rsRiOATnra cahal. The surveyors have completed the survey of the ditch (root a point eleven milis west of Dodge City tu Speareville. It ia the de ign of the proprietors to extend the ditch to Kinsley. Tbe line at this point does not run on the "divide" at was ronttmplated, but makes a course along the hills at an ele vation of about eighty feet above the bed of the river. Tbe lice run sixty fet lorth of the court bout and 40) fet north of the school boue. It strike Ihe divide three miles east of Dudge, an J f jllows thence on pretty even land to Speareville. To reach Ihe landa lying north of Dodge City it would be necessary to commence the ai ch at Garden City. Some idea of the meandering course of tbe proposed canal may be fooi.d in the fact that the head ot the ditch i eleven miles went of here while toe survey shows disttnee cf seven esn milts. About 3,000 acre of bluS and bot tom lands can be iriigated brttteeo this point and the source cf the ditch. A great body of land cn be irrigated on tbe east line of tbe ditca or canal. A ditch running on the divide, and for furnubing water on the uplands north of Dodge, will be con structed in the near future. Should the proposed ditch be successful and practicable. an irrigating ditch on thedivide would soon be in operation. The ditch as turvtyed, will be of incalcu lable benefit to this city. The water can be used for various purposes, supplied from rcaeivoirs which can be constructed at points where Ihe ditch changes its course, or wher ever it is deemed detirsble. Tbe water can be used for garden purposes. But the pro tection against fire which can be made is of paramount importance, and tbia one benefit will be greatly advantageous. The ditch will be thirty fttt wide and it ia designed ta convey four or five feet of water The ditch would be no deeper, it being binked up sufficiently with ihe earth excavated. A large reservoir will be con structed at the head of the main ditch, which will suppr?, the water, and whether ihe river is full or low water can be had from the subterranean current or flow. We be lieve no one will dispute the water supply. It would be as reasonable lo dispute the source of supply in the mountains. The riser may appear low and "dry" but there ta an underflow in the sands, and it ia to reach that source the projectors have In view. As soon as tbe survey ia completed, tbe charter, right of way and other prelimina ries will be arranged, when tbe work of construction will begin. An improved ditching machine will be used, and the work will be epetdily accomplished. Per hai a by spring the ditch will be operating. Taxes will be due and payable after No vember 1, 18S2, as follows : Until Decem ber 21st, either one-half or whole tax may be paid. If the whole tax ie paid a rebate of two and a half per cent of the whole amount will be made, if 3nly one-half tax ia paid, the last half may aland until June SO, 1E83, without additional costs. On the 21st of December, 1832, a penalty of five per cent attaches to all unpaid taxea upon which one-half baa not been paid. On the 21st of March, 1883, a further penalty of five per cent attaches to all unpaid tax on which a payment of ooe-half has not been made prior to December 31st. On the 21 of June. 18S2, an additional penalty of five per cent attache to all tax remaining unpaid. Timely quotations fiom a reviled version: Blessed are they who expect nothing, for they will not be disappointed. A good came is better than a fat office. Because ye bare net at naught my counsel, I will laugh at your calamity. He that peddleth hi own tickets sseseth just, but hie neighbor comch and scratch eth him. The ballot eaussth contentions to cess. As a' roaring lion and a ranging bear, to is a wicked boss over tbe poor hoollnma When a candidate speeketk fair better him not. for there are acren abominations in hie heart. im ftStriK s.mm : papist The Louie Lord Dramatic Combination ia performing in the city this week to crowded houses. The familiar and well-known peo ple of this company inaurea good audieocea everywhere in thia rrgion, and the names of Mr. and Mis. Lord are a guiracle of gcod performances. The company is an excel lint one and ia meeting with great favor among our cituoe. Tbe high appreciation placed Uon ibe company ia justly merited, fur the excellence of the ptrformeia ia shore tbe orJinary traveling troupe. Monday eve niog we witnessed the play of the Hidden Hand. Louie Lord in Ibe character of Cap itola Black, won renewed admiratiou from Dodge people, who place a high estimation upon her ability. Mr. Gardner, in the char acter of Wool, displays the inimitable negro of the plantation in ihe true comic style. Harry Gray, Black Donald, the outlaw, ia true to hta part and won heatty apprecia tion, riw entire company did exrellemly well, and are acton of a high order in every respeC. Mr. Lord la lobe tbanked for se curing such a good company and givirg our citizen such a treat. Go to-night. BSBICATIAPC BKaCTICEa. Blessing of the chuich and aolemn high dim with sermon, 10 a. m. At 4 p. m , blessing of Ihe bell and sermon. The new C.tholic church, which has been in course of construction for tbe last six month will be dedicated next (Sunday, tbe 12th of November. With heartfelt thanks I hereby acknowl edge the generosity of tbe people of Dodge City, therefore I feel obliged to invite all irrespective of creed, to the dedication servi ces. Barv. Rob. Loeukeb, Pastor. TEACBBR' JIKETI.Vfl. The Ford ijounty Teachers' Association will meet on Saturday, tbe 11th, at ten o'clock a. m. Hon. II. C. Spetr will ad dress tbe teachers and others at two p. m , in the school houae, and at half past seven will deliver a lecture in ' the Presbyterian church. All are cordially invited. J. WniTAKXK, Co. Supf. ""TIKjIMIRBB'S IV0TICK The tax roll for 18S2 is now in tbe hands of tbe County Treasurer and he ia ready to receive the taxes for said year. He may be found at bis office in the hank. Liramie Boomerang: Subscribers who find cross-bones and skull with crest of me talic burial casket drawn in blood on the wrapper of their paper will know that their ub-crption has expired, and that some thieg has got to be done. Tbe "cannon ball" train is to be di-con tinned. No body lives in the moon except the one lone traditional man. No river flows across the barren plains; uo verdure touch es tbe desolate craters and the gloomy mountain height. Silent craters, barren wastes, mighty desolation, universal shade, insufferably blinding light of day, ray less, starless, impenetrable darkness by night; there i no cloud, no drop of rain, no breath of air, no atmosphere; nothing- but loneli ness and dreariness. Often by the aid of a powerful telescope, tbe men in the moon has been beard to say that be felt like a greenback convention. Burdette. The last dog story is told by a Georgia paper, the Americus Republican. It is lo tbe effect that a family in that town, hav ing a false grate in one of tbe rooms of the house, placed some red paper behind it to give the effect of fire. One cold day last winter, tbe hone dog cam in from oat of doors, and seeing the paper in the grate, lay down before it to receive tbe heat as il came from the fire. Feeling no warmth, be raised his head, and looked over bis shoul der at the grate; feeling no bear, he applied bis note to the grit and smelt of it. Itwae cold as tee. With bis tail curled bstfNsa his legs, ths dog trotted out of tbe room, not even casting a look at th party in the room, evincing supreme disgust. GLICE! The reTirna indicate ihe flection of Geo. W. Click, la 313 precincts Ultck redsved 8,500 majority over St. John. The repuh lican stat central committee do not express any hope fur St. John. The demccit4 claim that Glick U elected by 10,000 majority, ami the republicans concede his flection by 3.0CO majority. trKAaatTIasCK ITEMS. The flection is over, a victory is wen and to the victors belcng ihe spoils. The people's county ticket was elected through out, with the exception cfP. J. Upp who was defeated by W F Petition. Mr. Upp was nominated en both tickets. Mr. Ptlill on faitirg to get a nomination, struck out across lots fin fool' and alone, and by bis own energy and tbe assistance of sy mntlhi iog fiienJs he met with on Ibe wayside he got there. The above should confir.ee the moss doubtful minds. It ia belter to strike out on foot than Iry lo rid two horses at Ihe ssme time. We would like lo predict two matri monial alliances to take place in the near loture, but almost fear to do so as our pre- dictiois lyst spring were thst there would belbree msrrlagss, one divorce and a cyclone during tbe summer, which fsiled to pa's entirely, thereby destroying the confidence a had in our ability as s prognotticator o! coming events. J. W.Cole and family returned from their visit to Michigah last week. Mr. Cola has returned his duties here as station agent, releasing Mr. Fred Gardner, who was as aigoed to the same duty st Kinsley. James Bean, the Texan desperado wbo waa brought to Wellington some two weeks since and lodged in jail for having killed City Marshal Brown, at Caldwell last sum mer, died Sunday at two o'clock, -from ibe wounds received in his engagement with the Texas authorities who captured him near Dcaur. He had twelve shots in him snd two Winchester balls. Tbe post mortem to-Jay showed that hie death was directly due to a No. 2 shot which had struck him in tbe forehead and entering had passed entirely through his brain and lodged in tbe base of skull. Though thia shot had enter. ed his brain and others through hi body. he lived for thirty dsys and talked of re covery up lo within twenty-four hours of his dratb, at which lime be became unconscious. He had been a desperate man, having been engaged in deeds of atrocity since be was 20 years old, and carried besides the wounds he received st his capture the scan of eight or ten other balls snd many other scam. The Globe-Democrat thus records the pur chases of two well-known Texas cattlemen: ''Messrs. 'J. L. Driscoll and J. M. Day, Texas cattle kings, are stopping at the Planters' House. They came here for the purpose of furnishing their residences, built on a magnificent scale, at Austin. Mr. Driscoll ia considered one of the Iaigest dealers in cattle in Texas, and baa just com pleted the handsomest residence in the State. Mr. Day has siso built a magnificent home. These gentlemen have expended not less than $20,000 for household effects in this city during their visit, having purchased from Burrsll. Comstock&Co. alone over $10,000 worth of costly furniture. Some of the articles bought from this firm are mag nificent, a single bed-room est costing 11,000. Other articles are in keeping with the above. Messrs. Kennard A Co, supplied the Texans with carpets rod ruga. Some people who think they occupy so large a place) in the public mind might illus trate bo they would be missed by sticking a finger ia a fail of water and palling it oat aad Ikes looking for th bob. tr.aidMrsLGaA.Esaersaa brave to day for a few weeks visit to Mr. Eaersea'a bosMia New England.