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DODGE CITY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPT.. 3.. 1885.
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The State Auditor lias spnt a warrant
to the county treasurer of Ford county,
amounting to $5, GOO, to cover costs in
the unorganized counties of Hamilton,
Clark, Grcely, Sequoyah and Kearney
counties, attached to Ford county, for
II. It. Camp will be in this city soon
and v:ill erect a j-toic building, lie will
conduct a. blanch ofDce of the American
"Watch Company. Cimarron New We&r.
Mr. Camp was 'forced" out of Dodge
He is now in Garden City. He carries
on a very slick business, and 'takes in"
A couple gentlemen of this city,
prominent men here, have been out in
Meade county speculating in county
scats, and it is rumored that they were
given just ten minutes to leave for
.Newton in or else go to the other place
at the end of a rope. They are at home
again. Newton Democrat.
Meade Center is a bad place.
A party of Hutchinsonians left this
morning for Ford count', to settle up
on some of the numerous quarter sec
tions of vacant land in that section.
This party consists of M. J. Sharp and
family, Win. Clink and family, J. "W.
"Whitcman and family, W. J. Davis and
family, Geo. Brown and family, Levi
Brown and family, and Dr. J. B. David
and family. llutoliinson News.
The Geuda Springs, Caldwell & West
ern railroad company Glcd its charter
nt Topeka. The purposes of this cor
poration are to construct a line of rail
road from the proposed line of the Kan
sas City & Southern Railroad company,
in Cowley county, Kansas, through the
counties of Cowley, Sumner, Harper,
Barber, Couiancne, Clark, Meade and
Seward, to the west line of the state.
A dispatch from New Kiowa, August
27, mentions the killing of a soldier by
Dave Black, formerly of this city. The
A difficulty occurred in a saloon here
last night, in which a soldier named
Schmidz was shot by a gambler named
Black. The wounded man will die.
He has a family with him at the camp.
Black was arrested. Great indignation
is expressed, as the murder was unpro
voked. The charter of the Walnut Valley and
Colorado Bailro.i.l company i? filed
with Secretary of State Allen. The
company proposes to operate a standard
gauge railroad and telegraph line, begin
ning at u point at or near Great Bend,
Barton count', at a junction with the
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe lailroad,
thence westerly by the most available
route through Barton. Bush, Ness, Lane,
Scott Wichita and Greeley counties, to
the western boundary of the state of
Kansas, the estimated length of the road
beintc 20J miles.
Buffaloes are becoming extinct. The
following item may be interesting:
Some of the i.:nchuicn at the great
west are now turning their attention to
the breeding and rearing of tame buffa
loes, the same as they do cattle, and
think it will prove the more profitable
tif the two, as the robes are how worth
$15toS20 each, and the steaks are
good eating while the hunch is a great
delicacy, and, can probably be sold to
gourmads at a high lieurc. There is a
herd of about -1,000 now kept in what
is called the Neutral Strip. One com
pany is paying $30 each for Buffalo
calves. Buffaloes are much hardier
than cattle, and we shuuld suppose that
in consequence of this, and their being
better also to "rustic" through a severe
winter, it may be easier and cheaper to
breed and raise them.
Of all the gauzy schemes for adver
tising a town, that of thrt. charter is
most industriously worked. This, that
nnd the other fool thing is chartered in
to existence, the stock-holders urc
chartered out of their spare cash, and
not unfrcqucntly a large portion of the
public is chartered into a swindle. All
manner of enterprises arc thus galvaniz
ed into a feeble existence to create an
impression abroad that the community
is immensely prosperous, and approach
ing that condition of financial plethora
where money goes a begging. On the
frontier of Kansas this harmless amuse
ment greatly flourishes.
The laUst announcement in this line
is the chartering of the Limed Street
Hallway Compatry! Hoi Moses, what
next? Imagine the throngs that will
wait at the crossings for the cars!
Imagine the wild rush for scats! The
treading of toes, the goughing of ribs,
the wild whirl of nicklcs into the money
box! We can sec it all! It is to be an
other grinding monopoly of the Corri
gan variety, only the Corrigans of this
hchemc the Booths and Adams and
McCarthys are goinjj to see the Boss
and go him several better. They are
going to anticipate a thousand year's
growth of their town instead of twenty
five as Corrigan did in his franchise.
By the way, since the telegraph and
telephone wires have so completely en
meshed the buildings of Lamed and
darkened the air above them, would it
not be well to adopt the London plan
and carry them in tubes under the
streets? .Next week we expect to hear
that our worthy secretary of state has
raked in somebody's hard earned dollar
for a charter for the "Spcarevillc Elec
tric Light Company," or the "Offerle
Double Track Elevated Dummy Rail
way, limited. "' iliauuayolis'icsscnger.
Rio. This monosyllable has much
significance. There is not much in a
name. Bio is a newly laid out town
site seeking importance which she seems
bound to acquire. The town is geo
graphically laid out with a view of ac
quiring the importance the position
gives. Rio is 28 miles southeast of
Dodge City and of equal distance a lit
tle west of south of Kinsley. It is lo
cated on the Kingman railroad and at
the crossing of the Nickerson road, thus
forming a junction, and securing direct
communication from the four points of
the compass. The town is chartered
with a capital stock of 810,000. Some
of our wealthy and well-known citizens
are stockholders. G. M. Hoover, R.
M. Wright. E. J. Beard, and F. T. M.
Wenie are directors. A meeting was
held last week and G. M. Hoorer was
elected President; F. T. M. Wcnie was
elected Secretary and Treasurer, and E.
J. Heard, General Manager. Lots are
now offered for sale, and for further
particulars, inquire of F. T. M. Wcnie.
or E. J. Beard, at Rio. Mr. Beard is
to reside at Rio. Several lots have
been sold to parties from the cast and
also to parties in Dodsxe City. There
are several openings for business men
with small capital. Lots are sold at
reasonably low prices. It is the inten
tion of the town company to give no
lots away, their object being to make a
good town, it having the natural facili
ties, and in the midst of the newly set
tled portion of our county, and in a lo
cality demanding a good town. The
town company do not care to sell to
speculators. The country surrouuding
Rio is settling with first class people.
The course of five lectures on botanv,
by Prof. E. N. Plank, of Wyandotte,'
in the Uuion church, closed last night.
The lectuies were intere-stinj; and afford
ed a fund of information. Prof Plank
is a scientist, and devotes his whole
time to the study of botany. He is
preparing a book on the flora of the
state, and is traveling over the entire
state for information. He has made a
thorough study of Kansas plants, and
will give us an interesting history of
them in his forthcoming book. In his
lectures he gave us some interesting
hints on plants. He spoke of the hab
its, growth and propagation of plants.
The lecture on Saturday night was devo
ted mainly to the character and habits
of plant giowth. The Monday evening
lecture treated of flowers. He spoke
of the parasite, the air and the carni
vorous plants. The legendary Mistletoe
was a parasitical plant, ur air plants
he alluded to the moss growing on the
trees, in the Southern States. Theic
were carnivorous plants, eating food.
Of plants drowning insects, of pitcher
plants. There were plants catching in
sects, veritable fly-traps. A well known
plant was the Yen us fly-trap. His
Tuesday evening lecture was a treatise
on vegetable growth, and was interest
ing and entertaining People who love
nature were highly pleaded with the
lectures, and received a great deal of
Sooner or later a lie is always explo
ded. Take the case of General Grant.
When he began to rise in the army his
envious rivals circulated the report that
be was course, illiterate, and a drunk
ard. President Lincoln gave a quietus
to the chaige of drunkenness. But the
notable part of the business is that
G rant, without replying to a single sland
er or intention, managed in the course
of his career to complclly vindicate him
self. He never said '-I am not a drunk
ard," but lived so as to show all the
world that he was a sober man. He
never denied that Bawlins and others
wrote all his letters and dispatches, but
let the public gradually discover the
facts. When it was said that his silence
was dullness and incapability, he never
claimed that he could make a speech,
but when the time came spoke often
and successfully in public. People who"
credited him with no literary ability.
found out during the last year of the
Ocncral s lite that he resembled Crcsar
iu the ability to handle the pen as well
as the sword. The wonder is not that
these falsehoods were all exposed, but
that the silent and superb contempt
with which Grant treated them should
have triumphantly refuted them all.
There is a lesson to be learned by liars
from the life of this silent and patient
man. No man can be talked or written
down except by himself. Atlanta Con
stitution. AW K;VTEmllSSrV; CiELUBLE,
Tho City Prnir Store can always be r?
lied upon, not only to carry in stock rim
beet of cverytliiue. but to secure tho
Agency for such aiticlcs as have wells
knawu merit, nnd are popular with the
S'-'opIe. thereby j-ustaiuini: tho reputation
of being alwan cnterprisi-ip, and ever
reliable. Havinc !ocuiei the Asency for
tho -.oicbrated Dr. Kina's New Discoverv
for Consumption, will soil it in a positive
cnarantce. It wifl surely cum any and
every afieclioo of Throat. Lunps and
CtiPi-t. und to show onr confidence, .we
invite you to call and got a f lial Bottle
Ensign & Corben's new stage route
from Cowland to Dodge City, is an en
terprise of Cowland and likewise insures
a great and prosperous future for Dodge
City. Cowland Cheiftain.
In days gone by when it was suppos
that grain could not be raised in this
country, it has been the custom to ship
all the fat cattle out of the country to
market in the fall and ship cattle in for
home consumption during the winter.
That time has passed now however, we
have plenty of corn to fatten our own
beef and hereafter it will be fed at
home. -Kinsley Mercurv.
Among tlie many ieitr.rF, who favored ns with
their presence, ariiiy the past week, v.ss ilr.
Taj lor, President cf the State formal School, who
addressed the member? of the institntc on the fciib
ject cr the profession a which they rre engaged;
and, by hfoplcai-ir.g nnd social manner, won the
favor of all the scho'ol, in the few hours be remain
ed with lis. "
The entertainment gicn by onr instructor, iss
il. L. Spercer, under tlra itiitfpicefl of the Normal,
on last I'liday et cuing, ha- met with much appro
bation, which it certainly des-ervty. It ii ery rare
indeed, that we hare the privilege of enjoying
such a splendid display of elocutionary powers and
talent m v.sh hhovni en thK cccccn. A Oir.niit
tee u.jt nppointcd by the County Superintendent
to draft a constitution for a Count TeacherV Asso
ciation. It ib hoped tint the association v.iliprovj
to be a Miccess, as it will certainly be n benefit to
the teachers throughout the county. The work in
Physiology, for the week has been cry interesting,
inclnding digestion, circulation, und the special
sen-cs. The kinds, of sentences, diagraming, an
alysis, r.nd different classes of conuecties were
the principle topics in grammar. In U. S. History,
a r:pid reicwof the Revolutionary War, yquisi
tion of territory by tho United Sti.tes, and the po
litical parties, since the adoption of the constitu
tion, were the principal points of discussion. Prof.
Abbott lcji-.es us to-day forbid home, in Colo. This
reminds us that our institute cloe this week
with examination on Fiiday and Saturday. Theii
our attention will be turned in the direction of the
little t-ciiool house, in which wo are to work for
the coming choolyear, and where we shall try to
train the mind?, of the joung and tender shoots,
in the way they should go. . Amicus.
FOWLER CITY ITEMS.
Land buyers are in our midst.
The Waco House is enjojing quite a boom.
This icinity was favored With another good
rain last Saturday night, and the granger has com
menced turning the sod, preparatory to ouiiig
While Meade Center and Carthage are at n
stand still, Fowler is iuoing right ahead. Three
new buildings hae gone up within the past U.o
week--, and two raore contracted to build.
Our new txhool building, when completed will
be quite an iiapro ement to the town. ?J. J Horn
beck and Frank Stuart are the contractors.
Mr. O. Ii. Hurd, formerly of Chicago, but more
recently of Winfitld, Kan., who has been with us
the cpast two weeks superintending his bank
building, has gone ca-"t for a short time, but will
soon return to open out hK new bntlness.
Mr. Thomas Koberts, who resides two miles
southeast of Fowler, has corn that will a-.erage CO
bnihcN per acre. Who can beat it?
The immigration to this part of Kanas H on
the boom just now. Quite a number of immigrant
wagons have gone thiough icwn the past ten dajs.
Yv'.E. Moody, of the firm of Willis & Moody,
has gone to CV.rollton, Mo., after his wife.
Lynn Frazicr will mo-e into his new store
room in a few days, where ho will open out to the
public a complete --tock of groceries. Lynn is a
wide auj.ko merchr.nt, and has an eye to business.
Gi'.e him u call. He will be plcat-od to iee you.
FEOrd FORD CITY.
A line rain last Friday night.
Watermelons is a drug on the market.
Our farmeis are all grinning over the fine rain,
making late corn safe.
Jerome Taylor lias a lady friend who is dcter
torniiiu'd to take his claim from him.
Jeaa Coram ha been back with us for a few
days. We arc all glad to sec Jesbe's smiling face
on our streets cgain.
Eery one who has a mower, or who can get
one, is making hay. The result will be that more
hay will be used here this w inter than ever before,
or it will sell before rpring for lets tlran 1.00 per
At a bridge meeting held at Speareille la--t
week, the following Ford'City citizens were pres
ent: Itcuben Small, William Shaw, Edwin
Pendleton and Eugene Renncr.
Mrs. Holj field, who lives tvo railcs southwest
of town, brought in the largest rannk melon of the
period. It measured 40 inches in circumference.
This i getting melons to a perfection, and if tncy
can be rai-ed to such magnitude on sod, what will
they bo on old ground;
Sundays have now become established in this
part of the county. Every Sunday morning the
people drhc in from the country and fill the large
building now need by Small & Shaw, to overflow
ing. Sunday School is held from 10 to 11, a. in.,
then preaching by Kcv Courtcr till 12, m. The
meetings are very interesting, and it is hoped ev
er body will conic out
As requested by the bridge meeting at Spcarc
illc last week, Messrs Ueuben Small, Edwin
Pendleton and William 15. Shaw measured the
width of the Arkansas very near the point where
the sections 32 and S3, township 7, range 2 in
tersects the rlcr and found the stream to be SO-3
feet from bank to bank. This is encouraging to
the bridge interests. Let the good w ork go on.
Mr. Bridgewater's family, formerly of Illinois,
are now stopping with Mr. Jame Pendleton' fam
ily until their rc-jdence, now being built on their
claim is completed. Mrs. B. is quite poorly, but
this health gi ing climate will soon work its good
effect, and she will soon be well and strong like
the rest of us.
Messrs. Depp, Parker and Hr.zleton, arc now
engaged in digging wells on their claims. All
work together and make the dirt fly. Mr. Depp's
w ell is now complete, and Mr. Parker's will be
next. Mr. Hazleton had better have the boys sign
a bond to continue the good work, or he may get
left; for when two well-are dpg ju-t this side of
China, the good work is cpt to grow wearisome at
Dodge City still keeps up the march
in the general boom. The percentage
of the once was sporting fraternity is
rapidly growing less and the usual avo
cations of life being represented on a
scale usually found in a live progressive
town. It won't be long until the old
landmarks will be obliterated by smiling
faces of a new people. Clark County
An exchange offers the following
very sensible advice: Stand by the men
who manifest their energy and public
spirit and invest their capital in improv
ing the town. Every good building
that goes up, every vigorously pushed
enterprise that brings business to the
town, helps every individual who does
business himself or owns property.
We find this in the ilcPherson Re
publican: "Panama hats are not made
in Panama at all. They are braided in
Ecuador, from strips of palm fiber, by
women fourteen feet long under watcc.
and never wear out.''
From the ifew West.
Jliss Mary Wagoner, who was in
jCimarron for a week or two teaching
music, is now located in Dodge Caty,
and expects to teach music there.
Three wagon loads of .buffalo bones
were brought into town this week. These
bones were gathered in the Indian Ter
ritory, 125 miles from this city.
Cimarron had its first Sabbath last
Sunday. The new ordinance relative
to the closing of places of business on
the first day of the week went into ef
fect last Sabbath, and all the stores
were closed for the first time in the his
tory of Cimarron. This unanimous re
sponse to the request of the ordinance
speaks volumes in favor-of this city and
all the business men iu it.
Four gentlemen from Trenton,
Ohio, and representatives of a colony
of 200 families, were in Cimarron on
Tuesday and Wednesday la&t, prospect
ing ror a tayorauJe location tor their
colony. They had stopped at Great
Uend and at Speareville, but were not
entirely satisfied with the surroundings
of either of those places and so came on
to Cimarron. Dr. Katcliff showed them
some land about ten miles north of town
with which they were highly pleased,
and they departed eastward well satisfi
ed with their prospective new homes.
COPFS SETTLEIt'S GUIDE.
Henry N. Copp, the Land Lawyer of
Washington, D. C., sends the ninth
edition of Copp's Settler's Guide, an
indespcnsable book to all who are inter
ested in public land. A chapter, illus
trated with numerous cuts, shows how
to tell Township, Section and Quarter-
Section Corners, and explains the sys
tem of Government Surveys. It gives
the latest rulings and instructions un
der the Homestead, Pre-emption, Tim
ber Culture, Desert Land, and other
laws. The price of the book is only 25
It will tell you who is entitled to en
ter land; how continuous your residence
must be; what improvements you must
make; what affidavits you must swear
to; all about contest, and on what
grounds they can be commenced; also
about State Lands, Stone and Timber
Lands, Mineral Lands, Desert Entries,
Saline, llailroad, Coal, Townsitc, and
other lands; Scrip, Warrnt, and other
entries. Its purchase will save money
and trouble, as erroneous statements
circulated by conversation among set
tlers,mav, if acted on, cost-yoir a con
test, perhaps your lsnd and improve
ments. AW AK8WEB WAKTED.
Can any one brine us a cake of Kidney
or Liver complaint that Klectnc Bittora
will not sperGilv cure f Wt sav thev can
uot. as ilioii8annVof cases ahcady penna
nentlv enrod nnd who at o daily rcconnnend
itiK Elect! ic Uirters. will urovo. Brifrht's
Disease, Diabetes. Weak Back, or any uri
nary complaint quicklv cured. They purs
ifv the blood, rcimlate tho bowelh. and
act directly on the diseased parts. Every
bottlo ffiiarantced. For salo at 50 centa a
bottle, at City Drug Stoie.
The mail between Ashland and Dodge
City, has been changed, so wc now have
a daily mail coming "in every evening
and going out of mornings. The stage
line from Dodge to Supply will run as
usual, carrying the mail to that point
until the first of the month, then we
understand it will make connections
here with the stage from the north.
Clark County News.
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Bruises, Sores. Ulcers. Salt Khenui. Fever
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Coins, antl all bkiu Eruptions, ana posr
tivly cures Piles, or no Day required. It
is guaranteed to trivo perfect satisfaction,
or motiev refunded. Price 25 cts. per bos,
For salo at City Drnsr Store.
Tbc BUYERS GUIDE Is
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IT TO TIIE1U INi'JEllESf TO PLACE
THEIR PROPERTY IN OUR HANDS.
Loans Made on Seal Estate.
DO DCE oitv,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, ,
DODGE CITY, ... KANSAS
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