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Dodge City times. (Dodge City, Kan.) 1876-1892, March 29, 1883, Image 5

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The Globe is casting elurs on church peo
ple. Eiin and snow la-t Saturday. Just the
thing for bpring grats.
Such weather fog and rain in March
is unknown to the oldest inhabitant.
Burne, candidate for Police Judge, will
be elected by a pretty good majoiity.
Pumpkin seeds are good for tape worms.
The Globe man ought to take a lew.
la it Mr. Harris' money that makes Mr.
Frost think Mr. Harris is such a nice man?
The city election fight has about centered
on the election of the candidates for council
men. The postoffice was cloeed yesterday after
noon out of respect to the deceased Post
master General.
Frost ia too cowardly to take an open
stand on the election. He has several paid
Jerry Shaw returned Irooi a visit to bis
father's family in Springfield, 111. He at
tended a family reunion.
Now that the small pox has entirely sub
sided, we presume the people who choose
the safety of the country will return.
Elder Collins will preach in Presbyterian
church Sunday morning and evening. A
general invetation is extended.
Property is on the rise in Dodge City:
Put Larry Deger into the office of Mayor,
and property will continue to advance.
Harry Hart is on a short visit to the city.
He is engaged as conductor on the Eio
Grande road running into Salt Lake City.
The attack on the editor of the Times
will redound to the interest of good govern
ment and the election of the Deger ticket.
Caldwell Wright, brother of E. M.
Wright, was in the city on Monday, on his
way to Chicago. His home is in Arizona.
Mrs. Walter Siraeter and children re
turned from Mr. Duda's residence in the
country. They were there a few weeks dur
ing the small-pox scare.
It seems that we threw a bombshell into
the enemy's camp. The effluvia arising
from the aforesaid explosion would indicate
that the rottenness had been struck.
The pewa of the Catholic church have
arrived. They are made of walnut and
ash, and are finely finished. The kneeling
etoola are arrangemed so as to turn under
the Beats.
Tom Marshall, the jolly Tom, has re
turned from a two months visit to his broth
ers. He says he visited five brothers in five
different states. Tom will continue to reside
in Dodge.
P. W. Beamer is a splendid blacksmith.
We took a broken piece of our press to Pete
and he fixed it up in splendid Bhape. The
repair required precision and skill, which
was duly executed.
Mrs. R. W. Evans and children returned
last Friday from a few weeks sojourn in the
country, at the residence of Mr. H. J. Gyles,
southwest of the city; Mrs. Enderley and
daughter also returned.
Henry Mullendore celebrated his eleventh
birthday on Tuesday, his mother providing
him with a rich fruit cake to commemorate
the event. Henry did not forget his friend
the writer hereof, who enjoyed the cake.
May Henry have a long life of prosperity
and usefulness, is our best wish.
will Mansfield, formerlv employed on
Uihe railroad and well known im this city,
killed his wife some days ago and then shot
himself. He married Miss Etta VanlTrump
in this city. At last accounts Mansfield was
cot dead. The tragedy occurred at Bed
Cliff, near Leadville, Colorado.
The death of Postmaster-General Howe,
Sunday, was a great surprise to the country,
being entirely unexpected. Ab postmaster-
general and in other public stations of life
Mr. Howe has always sustained an enviable
reputation, while his private life has always
been irreproachable.
Hon. E. M. Wright is now commander-
in-chief of Fort Dodge, haviDg been ap
pointed agent in charge of the Government
buildings, vice James Langton resigned.
jCoI. Wright expects to give a dre-s parade
of the forces at the Fort, to which he will
invite the cilizens of Dodge.
The advertisement of the Dodge City and
Tascosa stage line appears in this issue, Mr.
Mclntyre, the mail contractor on this line,
is putting on splendid equipages and is
prepared to carry passengers and express
matter. We expect that this line will soon
become an important line of mail and
transportation. Mr. Mclntyre and his as
sistants are accommodating.
Gov. Glick writes to E. M. Wright con
cerning the recommendation by the citizens
of Dodge City, of the appointment of E. W
P. Muse to the position of Eailroad Com
missioner. The Governor saye: "He will
take great pleasure in submitting the name
of Mr. Muse to the Executive Council when
they meet for the purpose of electing Eail
road Commissioners."
Many stories have been put in circulation
by my eneimep, as to what I will do if elec
ted Mayor, such as: "I am pledged to
Webster to do as he wants me to," and that
"if elected I wont qualify," leaving the of
fice to him. These statements are all false.
I lave made no pledges further than to 6ay
that if eleeted no confidence men and
thieves will be permitted to cary on or ply
their trade in the city. And if elected
Mayor by the people, I shall most certainly
qualify and fill the office to the best of my
ability. L. E. Deger.
The Atchinaon, Topeka and Santa Fe
Eailroad company, it is' reported, have ne
gotiated for the purchase of the Atlantic and
Pacific Eailroad. This includes the St.
Louis and San Francisco Eailroad. The
Santa Fe company already owns a large
interest in the St. Louis and San Francisco
road. This purchase will preclude any m
mediate prospect of a railroad through the
Panhandle. In fact railroad building in the
Panhandle may be considered indefinitely
postponed. As we have heretofore stated,
from information obtained through trust
worthy sources, it ia the intention of the
railroad company to construct a line of road
from Dodge City to Sedgwick City, thus
connecting with the St. Louis and San Fran
cieco road at that point, and making a
shorter route to St. Louia. Another line
will follow in a southwesterly course and
connect with the road in New Mexico, thus
shortening the route west to Mexico and the
Pacific coaBt. Thus the company will have
a shorter line from east and west and also
retain the business to be derived from the
great plains of the Panhandle.
ThiB move will insure a general boom for
Dodge City. This city will continue to be
the market for the sale of the long horns
and the shipping point for the immense
herds of beeves in the Panhandle. In fact,
the prospects brighten for Dodge City. The
southern trade will angment in the mean
time and the interests of the city will corres
pondingly increase. We regard the future
of Dodge full of promise.
Next Monday a meeting of the Literary
will be held at the Union1 chnrch in this
city. The following is the programme:
Opening chorus, by society
Beading, by Mrs. M. Collar.
Essay, by Mr. Wenie.
Eecitation, by Mrs. Mclntyre.
Solo, by Miss Culver.
Eeading, by Miss Camahan.
Journal read by Miss Culver.
Duet, by J. W. Young and J. W. Gorman.
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
Eailroad is cutting down expenses by
redtction of working force and wages
of men. A probable explanation of this
course may be found in the follow
ing taken from the Santa Fe New Mexican:
It ha9 not been officially announced to the
public as yet, but the road men have given
orders which lead to the evident conclusion
that the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
company has absorbed the Atlantic and Pa
cific road. The master mechanics have
notified the engineers of the Atchison, To
peka and Santa Fe line that within thirty
days the shops at Wallace will be removed
to Albuquerque, and that the end of the Las
Vegas division will be established there.
This means the absorption of the Atlantic
and Pacific as clearly as if it was officially
announced, and it is understood that the
material from the Wallace shops will be re
moved to the Atlantic and Pacific shops,
and that the latter named line will hence
forth be operated as a branch of the Atchi
son, Topeka and Santa Fe.
The body of James W. Ormand, who
died at Fort Supply, on Thursday last, was
brought here on Saturday and forwarded to
a brother of the deceased at Boston High
lands, Mass. James W. Ormand, or as he
was better known as "John" Ormand, died
of consumption after a short illness. He
was employed as book-keeper, having in
charge the business of W. M. D. Lee & Co.,
at Fort Supply. Mr. Ormand waB for sev
ral years book-keeper for Wright, Beverley
& Co., of this city, haying left the employ
of this house last year, going to Supply.
The deceased was pretty well known in this
region of country, haying resided in the
west ' for a number of years. He was a
gentleman of considerable intelligence and
was generally respected by his associates
and acquaintances. The deceased was a
single man and about 40 years of age. The
body was encased in a metallic coffin at this
place, and forwarded by Mr. Deger to the
brother as we have already stated.
Gentlemen's clothing cleaned and re
Coats, vests and pants made to look
like new. Mrs. M. Barclay,
Eear of Military Avenue, opposite round
The wet weather will make early spring
C. M. Johnson spent a few days in Kan
sas City.
Dont forget that Charles Shields repair
all kinds of stoves.
We usually have a dry and windy March
but what a change.
All kinds of tinware made at Charles
Shields' new tin shop.
Wanted. 2,000 large sized cedar posts.
Inquire of E. M. Wright, Dodge City, Kas.
L. E. McGary and Paul Herzog, of the
west end of Ford county, were callers yester
day. Call on Charles Shields north of post
office when anything in the line of tin, sheet
iron, copper or zinc work you want done.
Deger, Beverley, Sturm, Bell, Emerson
and Drake will be elected by handsome
majorities. The people are terribly in
Mr. J. W. Gilbert, of Gilbert Brcs.,
Dodge City, reached the city yesterday and
wasjoinedatthe Windsor by H. L. Fish
and H. Martin, of Eocheater, N. Y., engi
neers who have come on here for the
purpose of laying out the irrigating ditdh of
the Eureka Irrigation cempany. Thia
work, which will probably be put under con
tract within a few weeks, will be much more
extensive than anything of the kind yet
undertaken. It will leave the Arkansas
twelve miles west of Dodge. Topeka Capi
E. J. Baird of the civil engineer corps
of the A. T. & S. F road is in town for a '
few daye.
J. W. Shuman has cloeed out hie
mercantile business here and expects to give
his attention to stock raising in the future.
P. J. Upp has sold his city residence to
Edwin Sikes and contemplate! engaging in
cattle raising and farming in the future.
The storm that commenced with the
snow last Friday and afterward changed to
rain lasted for several days, greatly benefit
ing the crops.
E. F. Besart has disposed of his har
ness Bhop to Edwin Sikes. Mr. Sikes will
continue the business. Mr. Bogart has
moved to the country.
John W. Gilbert arrived from Eoches
ter on tuesday of this week accompanied by
Messrs. H. L. Fish and H. Martin, of the
above named city who are visiting this part
of the country in the interest of the prospec
tive Eureka Irrigation ditch.
L. E. Eastman who lately disposed of
his mercantile businesss at Wellington,
Kansas, and visited this town last week
with a view of engaging in businesa
here, has definitely concluded to do so and
has written parties he will be here the first
of the month for that purpose.
The cattle interest is rapidly increasing
in this locality. J. M. Leidigh brought in
two car load recently for himself and wo
other parties. Kline and Livergood brought
in two car loads about ten dayaago and have
nearly disposed of the entire ship
ment. Mr. Livergood is absent after a
second lot.
Wet weather this week.
Dan Orr is working for Foreman At
water, at Sherlock.
One can't almost always tell how it is
going to be, especially in politics.
Looks as though we were going to get
an early start in the garden truck business
this year.
Ye defeated candidates of Tuesday le:t,
it is a good time to talk about the pro
pitiouaness of the weather, aint it?
Israel Herr, an old resident of this place,
Balaam like, rode into town Monday from
Crested Butte, Colorado, where he has bsen
mining for the past year.
E. W. Hall's father from Cherokee
county arrived Tueeday morning on a visit
to his ion and family some xnilei east of
town on the south side.
Ous whilom friend J. . ("Hoss")
Johnson smiled upon his friends and ac
quaintances here Monday and Tuesday. He
says "my wife" and "our" boy are getting
along nicely at home near Hartford. He of
course is going out on the plains to chase
wild horses.
The indications of Tuesday's election
would go to show that Frank Hull was the
most popular man in the township. Having
beaten his opponent for the treasureahip he
at the same time tied up another candidate
for the clerkship.
The wages of the section men have been
reduced from $1.50 to $1.30. We under
stand there hai been a general stampede
among the boys on this account Some fore -men
in vicinity having lost all his men.
Undoubtedly this will cause the old wages
to be reinstated shortly.
At the election last Tuesday O. C.
Mitchell was elected Township Trustee; F .
V. Hull and F. A. Smith received an equal
number of votes for Township Clerk; F. V.
Hull elected treasurer; C. C. Brown and F.
S. Mitchell were elected constables; D.
Beathon and D. F. Frask were chosen
Justices of the Peace; Paul Herzog Eoad
The iHirtnership heretofore existing be
tween Conklin fe Scearcy, in the Photo
graph business, is dissolved by'mmtnal
consent. The businesa will be conducted
byC. A. Conklin, who will collect all
debts due the firm. C. A. Cokklebt,
C. J. ScsAScr.
March 24, 1883. -Maroh 29-2t-

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