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tt-1t&&.' LOCAL NEWS. THURSDAY, MABCd 22. 1883. Wm. Tilghman is raising his feed store cne story. . A child of Win. Hessman died of small pox a day or two ago. That was a fine tea party in the court house Saturday night. ' R. M. Wright returned from a business trip to Kansas City, Tuesday morning. Did you take in the wind on Sunday. Such dust and such wind takes the cake. Th wind Sunday was of the March kina eay. -it 'got up and dusfbd," as the boys Dr. Jarreit informs us that a child six months old died of smalNpox, some days ago. The parents live at a small station west of this place. Elder N. G, Collins will preach in the Presbyterian church Sundav morning and evening. A general and cordial invitation is extended to citizens and strangers. A big prairie fire swept over the country north of here last Saturday and Sunday. The wind was so strong on Sunday that the flames were blown out. The town was filled with smoke and dust. W. D. Baker and Norval Dudley, of Bear Creek, were in the city this week getting BupDiies. Mr. Baker has been com missioned postmaster of the new postoffice established on Bear Creek. The name of the postoffice is Elaine. The railroad company will put up tempo rary buildings for the protection of the locomotives. The material will be re moved from Newton and Douglas for this purpose. We do not believe the stone round house will be built this year. Dr. McCarty returned from the Canadian Tuesday morning. The family of Jos. Morgan, deceased, came np also and are now located at the Fort. In case of any breaking out of small-pox they will be convenient to nurses and medical attend ance. ' 'I can live under any administration, " so said Frost at the convention Saturday night. Frost is in a dangerous predion ment. He is trying to assume a neutral position. There is no neutral position in either politics or war. A man must define his position. Morris Collar sold four lots to Green Brothers, in Collar's addition. He has aU so sold to C. Romero five lots in his ad, dition in the west part of the citv. Mr. Collar has 102 desirable lots for sale. Now is a good chance to get a good lot in a desirable part of the city. Mrs. Lemert has received a fine stock of millinery goods from the best houses in New York. The goods are of the verv best quality, of the latest styles and pats terns, and are now open for the inspec tion of the ladies of Dodge City and vicinity. Store north of Wright House. Capt. Henry Booth, Receiver of the I , Land Office at Lamed , informs us that ' ., 'he never thought of being a candidate for railroad commissioner." ''He has never spoken or written a word to anyone about being a candidate. The first .he heard about it was in the Leavenworth Times." Since Capt. Booth's name has been freely mentioned in this connection, -we give him the use or our columns for making a disclaimer. But Capt. Booth would make a good Commissioner, but he is is ineligible on account of holding a i Government office. Joseph Morgan, a cattle man, died of small-pox, at his ranoh on the Cannadian, abont 180 miles south, Saturday morning last. The disease was probably contract ed while Morgan was with the sheriff's posse that went to arrest McCarty a few f -weeks ago. Frank Biggers came up here " from Morgam's ranch, arriving Saturday morning, to summon Dr. McCarty. He .- 'made the trip in 18 hours, making four I relays in the distance, traveling at an average of ten miles an hour. Dr. Mc I Carty started for Morgan's ranch about I noon on Saturday, but intelligence was l received here Sunday announcing Morgan's tleath, on Saturday morning. The de L ceased was well known in Dodge and has Ff a number of friends who regret his nns Untimely end. The defeased leaves.a wife amd two children. THE fJITlTEliJECTIOKT. A caucus of the people of Dodge Citv was held at the court house Monday eve ning. The attendance was large and the proceedings were short and decisive. Larry E. Deger was nominated for Mayor and H. M. Beverly, Henry Sturm, H. B. Bell, Geo. S. Emerson and H. T. Drake were nominated for couucilmen. R. E. Burns was nominated for Police Judge. There is a great deal of interest man ifested m the city election, Vbich occurs on Monday, the second of April. The citizens generally have become interested in the municipal election. The ticket is an excellent one and commands the re spect and support ef over threesfourths of the people of the citv. No better ticket could have been chosen. It is earnestly and honestly supported by the business men and workmen of the citv. It is a ticket that means decency, order and economy in the administration of our city affairs. It is a ticket that commends itself to the people generally. Itii a ticket that means the protection to the people and good order in the conduct of afiairs. The business interests of Dodge City favor the election of this ticket. The ticket has the true moral support of the people. It is in the interest of good government, and commands the united and earnest support of all good citizens. This ticket will win by a very large ma jority. Dodge City does not intend to step back into old ruts. The people are determined that there shall be no retros grade movement, and having faith in the candidates selected will give them a rous ing majority. Proceedings of a caucus for the noinina tion of city ticket held at Court House Monday evening, March 19th, 1883. Meeting called to order and object stated by M. W. Sutton. On motion and second N. B. Klaine was chosen chairman by unanimous acclamation. On motion and second Fred Wenie mas chosen secretary by unammoas acclamas tion. Motion and second for chairman to ap point committee of five on nominations. R. M. Wright, Sutton, Webster , Welch, Bond, appointed. The chairman of the committee, after reading the report of the committee on the nomination of the Police Judge said that the committee were divided between Mr. Burns and Mr. R. G. Cook, but after conversing the matter had decided in favor of recommending Mr. Burns, and in behalf of Mr. Burns said that he had during bis term of office of Police Judge collected mor6 money in fines than any other Police Judge that the city ever had, and had un questionably made a good Police Judge that he was a lawyer by profession but by reason ef a severe wound received in his face during the late war had nearly lost his eye sight, so much so, that he was unable to read as was necessary in the practice of his profession that he was a life cripple by reason of wounds and un able to endure or perform manual labor. That he had a wife and four little children to support and was in impecunious circum stances. That Mr. Cook already had the office of Justice ot the Peace and U, S. Commissioner and was a stiongablebodied man , and on the whole the committee be lieved that they wre justifiable in recoms mending Mr. Burns, and hoped that the convention would carefully consider the matter before voting against Mr. Burns. Committee on appointments report the the following ticket for consideration of the meeting. For Mayor L. E. Deger. For Couucilmen H. M. Beverly, Henry Sturm, H. B. Bell, Geo.' 8. Emerson, H. T. Drake. Fer Police Judge R. E. Burns. Motion and second to amend report and substitute name of R. G. Cook for Police Judge instead of S. E. Burns, Motion lost. Motion and second that report be ac cepted. Carried. Motioa to adjourn. Carried. N. B. Klaine, Chairman. F. T. M. Wenie, Secretary. Wasn't the wind ont Sunday, in common parlance, a daisy Tf The wind and the dust and the dust and wind kept up at a lively rate, the wind reaching a velocity of fiftyKsix miles an hour. The streets were swept clean of small particles of dust only the coarse articles, such as full sized bricks and stones were left. Old booli, tin cans, &c. , were previously spept up. during the street cleaning pro cess, consequently the air did not contain anything larger than full-sized gravel. A broken chimney a loose brick rattling down the roof a fallen pipe an over turned or upturned privy or other similar derangements afforded the delight of the breezy from the northeast. In the mors ning all of the smoke and dust of the prairie fire one hundred miles north came down upon ub, and citizens of Dodge were fearful that Wiggins had given the North Pole a whack, and was punishing Dodge people for making ' 'light" of his prophecies. Since Wiggins raised the wind at Halifax, we presume he will have believers even in Dodge. TWO THOUSAND SHEEP RURNED BIT A PRAIRIE FIRE. A heavy prairie fire swept over the country north of Dodge City last week do ing some damage.. The most serious loss we learn was the destruction of 2, 000 head of sheep by the fire. The sheep belonged to Mr. Loiferty, who was herding them in a ravine leading to the Buckner. We did not learn any particulars, but we were inlormed that the sheep were caught in the fire before they could be removed. The heavy wool on their bodies was soon set on fire burning the bodies of the sheep to a crisp. This is the first instance of the kind we can remember of hearing, and it is certainly a most lamentable loss, besides being a great injury to a gentle, man who was making a struggle to obtain a competency. In conversation with Mr. Tom Lahey he informs us that many of the sheep were probably killed by piling up on each other. He has heard of similar destruction of sheep before by fire and by "milling," as he expressed it. He says Mr. Lafferty saved 400 head of sheep from the flock. Mr. Carr, editor of the Garden City Irri gator, was in the city last Friday and gave us a call. Mr. Carr publishes a very interesting and newsy paper. It is printed and edited with neatness and ability, the rules of grammar, spelling and punctmas tion being strictly followed. The editors and publishers of the Irrigator are prac tical newspaper men. and the public res ceive a creditable Lewspaper. They de serve and are receiving the patronage of the citizens of Garden City and Finney county. They are respectable gentlemen and are highly commended. We wish the young editors success. THE SHIAXL.-POX. Lee Marshall, a prtient with the smalls pox, died at the pest hospital at Fort Dodge . Sunday morning. There are five patients at the Fort and all are convas lescent. Dr. Milton, who has been in at tendance there informs us that the pas tients will be well enough to be discharged by Monday next. SPEABETlIiIiE NOTES. Gilbert Brothers departed for Rothes tor, N. Y. , on the 10th inst. , for the pur pose of attending to some business neces sary before commencing work on thediteh. They are expected back in about two weeks at "which time active operations are expected to begin. R. W Tsrbox has bought Professor Whitaker's cattle. We hear that the Pro fessor contemplates moving back to his former home in Missouri. J. M. Leidigh has gone east to bay cattle. Oil cake, Ground flaxsseed, Farming implements : . , And a lot of Field seeds On hand And for sale by M. Collar. The attendence at the the public school is increasing. John Andregg and James Zerbe caste up Tuesday from Fort Elliott, where they had been freighting. Copeland A, Trevallee hare a fine let of full blooded partridge cochin chickens. The fowls are sleek loeking ones. A HOME INDUSTBT. THE SODA WATER FACTORY. The soda water manufactory of Sturm & Metcalf was put into operation yester day. This is a Dodge City enterprise and it deserves special mention at our hands. The proprietors have invested consideras ble capita in the latest and best improved machinery, and they intend furnishing an excellent quality of soda water. The soda water apparatus is of the Wm. E. Gee manufacture, and is the finest appa- . ratus manufactured. The apparatus has a capacity of turning off 100 cases of soda water in a day, or 900 dozen bottles, or 14 , 400 bottles a week. This is sufficient to supply Dodge City, the Panhandle of Tex as and Western Kansas with soda water. The bottling tahle is a curiosity in the line of raachinerv. It is J. Mathews' gravitating bottling table. The process ot bottling in a novel yet simple one under this arrange ment. Messrs. Sturm & Metcalf have the exclusive right to use this table in this region of country. The bottle stops pers are of a new patent, and under the system of bottling the gas is retained and thus the soda water does not lose its virtue as under the old method of oottling, but is preserved as fresh for months after, as when first bottted. The new Dodge City enterprise will manufacture all kinds of soda water, ins eluding champagne cider, lemon, sarsapa rilla, and strawberry and ginger ale. Soda water is an excellent summer bever age, and the citzens of Dodge City can be supplied with this wholesome water at a normal or trifling cost. Messrs. Sturm A. Metcalf have a uniform price for soda water, the small consumer and dealer are supplied at the same price. They will furnish families with soda water, deliver ing the same at their residences, at the small price of one dollar per case. A case contains 24 bottles, thus a bottle costs but a fraction over four cents. This enterprise is certainly commenda ble.. A. wholesome summer dnnk is furs nished at a priee within the reach of everybody. We believe that our citizens will avail themselves of the opportunity to obtain pure and wholesome soda water at such reasonable prices. Mr. Metcalf, who has charge ef the manufacturing establishment, is an old and experienced soda i ater manufactur er. His thorough knowlege and long ex perience at the business specially fits him for this trade. The new firm has our best wishes for success. RfSSOfUTI01f NOTICE. The partnership existing between George Horder and Chas. Shields is dissolved by mutual consent. Chas. Shields will con duct the business at the stand north of Postoffice. George Horder, Chas. Shields. Dodge Citv, Kansas, March 15, 1883. PROPOSALS VOR REEF AMD . SIUTTOlf. HEADQUABTZmS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI. Office of Chief Commissary of Subsistence, Fort Leavenworth, Ks., March 16.1888. Sealed proposals, in triplicate, subject to the usual conditions, will be reserved at this office or at the offices of the Acting Commissaries of Subsistence at the posts named below, until 12 o'clock noon, on Monday, the 16th day of April, 1883, for furnishing the Fresh beef and mntton required bv the subsistence department. unueu oiros army, lor twelve months commencing July 1st, 1883, or each lees time as the commissary general ' of sabsiss tence may direct at the following nasaed posts, viz: Forts Leavenworth. Riley. Hays, Kans sas; Forts Gibson, Bono. Sill, and Supply Indian Territory ; Fort Elliott Texas, Ferts Lyon and Garland, Colorado, Camp at White BiverAgency,Colo; Cantoamenton Uncompabcre Colorado; Camp on Snake River. Wyoming Territory, aid Bawling. Wyoming Territory. Separate bids are also invited for fur nishing for the same period, choice eats for officers use, and also for furnishing such beef cattle on the hoof as may be res quired ai each post, for the use of troops in the field or on the march. Each bid must be accompanied by a guarantee to the effect that in case the bid is aeoeated . the contract will be entered into with good and sufficient bonds, within tea davs after it it awarded. ' The undersigned reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Blank proposals and information as to condition, quality of beef, payments Ac, ean be obtained npoa application to the undersigned er to the acting commissaries at either of the posts aamed. G. BELL.1 Bvt. Brig. Geo. U. 8. A., CMefCTS, l.tl m i IB ! IT r.ui I'll Si M--. ,'