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DODGE CITY TIMES SEVENTH TEAR. DODGE CITY, KAS., MAECH 15, 1883. NO- 856 THE SHIALLPOI. There have ben fixteeu cases of small pox, of which fix cases have proved fatal. At no time were there mor than two cases under treatment in the city, and these casts were quarantined. The majority of cases were removed to the peat hospital at the fort. The discipline and regulations carried out by Dr. McUarty, Ciiy Physician, was timely and efficient. Ihe Board of Hetlth, consisting oi Dr. MiCarty, Mayor Webster, and duncilmen Emenon and Bell, Used all means to prevent the spread ol the dis ease. Other cauecs combined to render the disease fatal to these who?e names are here mentioned. The death are as follows: Al. Updegraff, Thcs. Bagg, Alice Bugg, W. E. Gonyo, Y O. McClanahan, and Hannah, a woman from the south side of the track. J. S. Me Carty died outside of the jurisdiction of the city authorities, and bia death is men tioned as it is tuppoped he contracted the dis ease while visiiing Updegraff. Those who have recovered and who are at present lying in the pest hospital, are as followf: Lee Marnhall, B. Cline, (recovered) ArbucLle (recovered,) A. Fulfcner, W. E; Hood, a child and eister-in-law of N. Brown, Fred. Singer's adopted child has re covered Mw. Frank Singer is recovering. A child of Wm. Hessman is recovering. The two latter named cases are the only ones in the city, and the houses are quarantined. At first the nature of the disease was not known, and t-otne persona unknowingly ex posed themselves. But as Boon fa the City Physician and the Board of Health took the matter in hand, the danger of the disease be--couiing epidemical ceased. The city was as free as at any time, du ring the period of the "scare," but to coun teract the false impression obtained abroad, of the prevalence ol small-pox in Dodge, was about as futile us aa attempt to stop Windy Wiggins. Affairs in Dodge have resumed, people go to church, and business men don't carry in their vest pockets vials of carbolic acid. The buBinepR of the city was carried on as usu ai, 'and now we expect to see business flour ish with the opening of spring and the con tinuance ot the March wind. The proportion of deaths is great, but the condition of the patients rendered the disease fatal. It is questiooable whether Tom Bugg died of small-pox, his name being enrolled in the list of emall-pox deaths. Those dying with small-por had not lived according to proper rules. The irregular dissipated course of 'their lives had broken them down physi cally and made them fall easy victims Co the dreaded disease. STOP. Soon after the late cold spell, the Pan handle mentioned that thousands of dollars worth of cattle had died. This, we presume i? what stt the rumor afloat that this section had been unusually unfortunate in the loss of stock during the cold weather of a short time back. While thousands of dollars worth of cattle have died on account of the cold weather, yet when we take into con sideraiion the almost fabulous herds that range here, and get at the per centage of low, it dwindles into insignificance. We hare questioned every stock man that has , been in Mobeetie for the past two weeks, and nearly even range has been represented and they all estimate that one per cent, wil Sorer the entire loss, and the greater part of ibis is confined to through cattle that were brought here lata in the fall, and turned loose upon a new range, and thin in order. We trust those who have Been instrumental in helping to spread the first report, will be just as free and willing to-circulate this lest, which may be relied uyon as the true state of affairs in the Panhandld. Teas Panhandle. TUB CITY ELECTIOIT. The time for the election of city officers is approaching, and our citizens are beginning to devote some thought to the candidates mentioned for mayor and councilmen. The city administration for the past two years has been charcteris-d by rig d economy and a strict and impartial enforcement of the 1 iws. Thieve, robbers, vagrants and confi dence men have not been permitted to ply their nefarious schemes here, much less to find an abiding place in Dodge. The city debt has been reduced from ssveral thousand dollars to a few hundred dollars, many im provements have been made and altogether the city is in a healthy condition financial ly and otherwise. Shall this condition of things continue and exist, or shall city affairs resume a former condition, when thieves, robbers and confidence men held decent people in terror, and committed their lawhss acts in defiance of law and order. This is the serious problem in the coming city election. We believe the citisens of Dodge City are not prepared to hand the city over to the freedom of confidence men, and we believe they have suf ficient interest in the election to turn out in force, in body and in spirit, and put in office men who are known to be law-abiding, hon est and true. Larry E. Deger is prominently mentioned as the candidate for mayor. Mr. Deger was marshal in Dodge City a few years ago and he was a terror to violators of the law. As mayor he would strictly enforce the ordi nances. He would not permit thugs, confi dence men and robbers to infest the city. He is the man the people want, because he has got the nerve and back bone to do his duty. Under his administration the people would be protected and they would feel the security.' R. E. Burns is a candidate for re-election to the office of Police Judge. Judge Burns has incurred the ill will of some people be cause he has done his duty, and because be made violators of ordinance feel what virtue there was in the enforcement of the law. The fines collected by him amount to several hundred dollars more than was ever paid in to the city treasury in one year. Burns has eeme enemies, but he has soma earnest friends, who will sustain him because they will sustain law and order. Several gentlemen are mentioned for the ccuncil. Gee S. Emerson- and H. B. Bell are members of the present council. Henry Sturm, Dr. McCarty and J. S. Kelsey are prominently mentioned. No ticket has been designated yet; but we mention the above ticket for the purpose of bringing the attention of the public to the issue. No convention has been called by the friends ot Degsr, reform and order. The people must not be hoodwinked into the sup port of men and measures detrimental to the interests of the city and the safety and protection of the people. Let every man who has the honor, integri ty and safety of Dodge City assist in the election of Larry Deger to the office of Maj or. The issue of the coming municipal ad ministration is narrows to the simple ques tion of whether decency and good govern- t shall be the order, er whether thnge, robbers snd confidence men shall infest the city, again. We do not believe Dodge City is retrograd ing. ' The moral sentiment of thii communi ty must be respected. Lswlfs-n-s nny b tolerated, but we very frankly state that lawlessness shall not rule. Let the patriotic, peace loving, law ahidirg citiaen put on his armor. There is dinger ahead One of the laws enacted by Congress in its closing hours modifies the postal money order system so as to authorise the ispue of money orders without corresponding advios of $5 and less, to be on engraved pxper, and known as postal notes, payable to bearer, such notes to be invalid afttr three months, but the holder can after that time get the par value of the note by applying to the Pst Office Department at Washington. For is suing a postal note a fee of three cents shli be charged. This same lsw authorises the issue of money orders in denominations of $100 or less, but none for more than $100 can be issued. The following fees are fixed to be chsrged for money orders: For order not exceeding $10, eight cents; from $10 to $15, 10 cents; $15 to $30, 15 cents; $30 to $40, 20 cents; $40 to $50, 25 cents; $50 to $60, 30 cents; $60 to $70, 35 cents; $70 to $80, 40 cents; $80 to $100, 45 cents. The legislature of the stale of Texas made a Contract with a syndicate of four Chicago capitalists, by which the syndicate were to build for the state a statehouse to cost $3,000,000, and were in turn given im mediate possession of three million seres ol public land. Now the legislature has passed a bill withdrawing from the market the school, university and asylum lands of the slat,about fitty-four million acres, for ninety days after its adjournment, aa a protection against speculators. It is said that the ef fect of this bill is to double at once the value of the syndicate's lands, and on these three million acres the syndicate propose putting, according to a Chicago journal, three hun dred thousand head of cattle, at an outlay of say six million dollars. Now that it is established beyond doubt that the recent great floods of the Ohio and of other Western rivers were due to the un protected character of the watersheds where those streams had their rise, we are fur nished an unanswerable argument for the proposed schemes to stop the clearing off of forests on hesd waters, and one equally as strong in favor of admitting Canadisn lum ber free, in order that the denudation of the wooded slopes may be the 'more easily checked. The rapid destruction of Northern forests must cease, or many river bottoms be abandoned by the people. The spring elections are gently ambling to the front, and the howl of the ward poli tician will soon be heard in the land. This is not said in a spirit of disparagement There are really few things on earth so im portant as the spring election, and it is high time for the intelligent citizens to turn over and wake up. Call on Horder A Shields north of poet office when anything in the line of tin, sheet iron, copper or sine work you want done. A letter accompanied by affidavits was re ceived at the general land office which states that 90,000 acres of public land in Barber county, Kansas, has been fenced in by tres passers and that parties wanting to settle were not permitted to enter. An instance was cited of a nun being driven off by force. The attorney general ie of the opinion that the United States marshal should bt called npon to drive of trespassers. Dos ferget that Horder A Shields repair ell Use of itsm CIMARJBSJIV CULLING. Cimarron township. How do you like the name? The plowing and ilintirgof seeds for feed has already begun in ihi vicinity. Metfr-.A.S. Tracy and C. J Dixon took a trip to the upper Pawnee ou a hunting ex pedition. Mr.C. Parker and wife, fr m tbe Pawnee Valley, eptnt a few dny this week in town visiting friends and acqu lintancc s. A cloud appeared in the pomh-west Mon day eve .ing and shown) every indication of a thunder shower ''Where is Foughty." Cimarron Township comprises the por tions of Gray and Mede counties that were by recent freak of the Legislature attached to Ford. The county commissioners created the township o Cimarron and readjusted the lines of Dodge City township in special ses sion the 9ih inst. Mrs. G. W. Tyior we understand has purchased 2,000 nice, thrifty young catalpa tree?, which she proposes to set out on her timber culture claim, one mile west of town. Messrs. Reeve and Hudson ars construct ing a private irrigation ditch through their farming lands, four miles west of town. This is a commendable enterprise and is deserving of a large success. Lew Kuhn, one of our old time boys, we are sorry to learn is down with the small pox, in Albuquerque. N. M. His wife, Ruth, daughterof our fellow citisen O. C. Mitchell, writes under recent date to her people, that he is getting better and with ordinary care is out of danger. All kinda of tinware made at Horder A Shields' new tin shop. L.)w)K AT ItH. From tk franklin Frees.) r Take a young man, a tall young man, with a small hat, a long face, n lengthy neck, n short body, a pair of long slim legs, with arms to match, and both arms and lege larg est at the - extremities put him in a Seymour coat, encase his legs in eel-skin pantaloons, with sufficient bow in the legs to give passing glimpses between them of the mashed and astonished world that lies ahead of him as he walks; cram his flat foot into pointed shoes; tie an eyeglass to his lappel; give him a delicite moustache and cane to play with and if there is a grander sight under the canopy of heaven, we haven't the time to think it up. Perhaps a monkey with a tin tail conies nearest to the phenome non. Go to Horder & Shields for to have your tinware repaired, four doors north of the post office. cbbyak rmmTrn WAifrzm. Wahtkd. 2,000 large sued cedar posts. Inquire of R. M. Wright, Dodge City, Kas. What is Npposed to be a ssad stone was shown to us this week by Mr. R. L. Battis, who lives 12 miles sooth of this place, on the Medicine river. He owned n yearling steer which was entirely bund since it was n calf, and two weeks ago the aaissal rofasod to eat and suddenly died. Mr.Battas mads a post mortem examination and fesnd in the stomsch a large hard ball, about ive inches in diameter, which he now has. It is of n grayish color, hard, and looks as if com posed of hair, it being slightly pons. As fsrascaakjwlgedkiaeoliaasjeattbe weight of an ordinary crequet ball. It If said that mad stones grow in the) stosaschs of animals, and if soeh is the case, Mr. Battis certainly has one. He wc4rid net ps a price on the strange obfset, hot usrsssas n wfl Hagness to allow anywneln need of a need It try iSspiepessks.-MsdisJai Long I; 'Si .