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THE ST. IiOUIS A SAN FBAN
CISCO R. B. - COM
Kingman, Pratt A western R. It. a
Part of the System,
Te be Built to Dodge City.
The tenth annual report of the St.
Louis and San Francisco Railroad has
been made. We make the following ex
tract: It was thought best to organize a new
corporation in Kansas for completing the
Wichita & Western railroad from King
man to Dodge City, and the Kingman,
Pratt & Western Railroad company was
created, and has built forty-four miles of
road westwardly from Kingman, to the
former terminus. A merger of the two
corporations will be made, and the road
completed, equipped and paid for, as
hitherto, out of proceeds of first mort
gage bonds secured upon the property,
the San Francisco assuming no pecuni
ary obligations, but owning one-half of
the capital stock. This road connects
with the Kansas division of the San Fran
cisco system, and runs through a fine
agricultural section of the state. The
distance from Wichita to Dodge City is
about 150 miles.
REMEDT FOR CYCLONES.
The following letter was received by
Governor Martin. The writer tells how
to prevent the occurrence of cyclones in
Kansas and other interior states. He
The remedy for cyclones, fires and tor
nadoes, which devastate our interior
lands, as also for drouths, floods and in
sects, is shade trees along water courses
to preserve their moisture, which prevent
sudden changes of temperature in local
ities to produce partial vacuums in the at
mosphere. The simple, natural law that
heat causes vacuum, which nature is said
to abhor, and hastens to fill, has been ig
nored by man from the beginning, and
Media, Persia, Babylon and Syria be
came depopulated. It will result with
the Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio as
With the Euphratesc, Tigris and Jordan
unless Arbor day turns to plant shade
trees along the tributaries instead of on
the highways and byways of travel.
Moisture saturates the atmosphere and
When widespread holds it in partial eqi
lcbrium. Shade prevents a too rapid
evaporation of moisture. Unless a rem
edy be applied soon, St. Louis and Cincin
nati will become what Nineva and Bab
Yon waste, where roaming lions howl,
Yon aisle, where moans the gray-eyed owl,
Was once the proud Persian's fireat abode.
It has been found that settling up of
new territory induces more moisture and
consequent rainfall. This results from
turning up new soil and atmospheric dis
turbances. Settlers are encouraged to plant with
expectation of a change of climatic con
ditions. But after the first few years,
this surface soil again becomes dried and
unless the water courses arc shaded the
evaporation of moisture becomes greater
than before because of the enlarged sur
face of sandy soil exposed to the sun's
heat. Let every inhabitant plant willows
and eottonwood on the margins of any
water on bis grounds and when the prac
tice becomes general, the whole country
will receive the benefit in parrading
moisture and seasonable rainfall. The
sandy surf ace becomes most heated, the
sword less so, the bosco still less; the for
est has no evaporation, and if it covers
water a cold strata chills the paping cloud
into rainfall. Whxiam W. Bubxs.
From Prof. Snow's April report we
take the following extracts:
"With one exception (in 1876), this
was the warmest April on our twenty
years' record. The rainfall and wind
velocity were slightly above the average,
and the skies were remarkably clear.
The hard frost of the 4th and the hoar
frosts of the 23 ond 24 did no damage to
"Mban Temperature Fifty-seven
and sixty-six hundredths deg., which is
8.84 deg. above the April average. The
highest temperature was 87 deg. on the
80th; the lowest was 25 deg. on the 4th,
giving a range of 62. Mean at 7, a. m.,
60.93 deg.; at 2 p. m. 68.47 deg.; at 9 p.
m. 55.63 deg.
"Raikfali Three and thirty-three
hundredths inches, which is 0.15 inches
above the April average. Rain in meas
urable quantities fell on seven days.
There were two thunder showers. There
were a few flakes of snow with the rain
on the 22d. The entire rainfall for the
four months of 1887 now completed has
been 8.89 inches, which is 1.06 inches
above the average for the same months
in the proceeding nineteen years."
A man by the name of Young, who
came here a year ago, and located south
east of the city a few miles, said: I put
in my wheat and oats the first of March
against the advise of all my neighbors,
who said that I was crowding the season,
sad that it would never come without
rain, etc But it sprouted and grew ful
ly two inches, before we had rain. There
was moisture enough in the ground to
keep the grain growing another month.
It beats all I ever saw the way the soil
holds moisture. Norton Courier.
According to the Wichita Eagle even
the dirt brushed from the clothes of
easterners ia the barber shops of that
town is carefully swept ap, hoarded
sad sold for real estate. This any be
called the refaeaieot of speculation.
Some of our eastern exchanges are very
much exercised about the rapid rise of
western real estate. Read this from a
Wheeling, West Virginia, paper:
The great effort to boom western and
southwestern towns are in many places
over reaching the safety line. Real es
tate in some of the growing towns sells
for higher rates than in the richest parts
of New York City. Rents are pushed up
beyond all reason. These values are not
real, but fiction. In these over-boomed
towns there must be a re-action, and
many men who have made purchases in
times of inflated prices must necessarily
suffer great loss and perhaps driven into
If there should be a reaction then there
is another grave danger thus described
by the Baltimore Manufacturer's record-
"There is one danger that may possibly
cause some trouble in the growing indus
trious centers of the south, unless steps
are taken to prevent it The rapid rise
in the value of real estate, and the large
increase in consequence in house rents,
must necessarily be very severely felt by
mechanics. Either their wages must be
proportionally increased thus enlarging
the cost of manufactured goods, or they
will be driven to seek work elsewhere,
unless a remedy can be found. The lead
ers in the development of the industrial
centers of the south must face this matter
and settle it very quickly. To secure a
prosperous and contented laboring class,
there must not only be cheap rents, but
also the opportunity of purchasing homes
at moderate prices. The south cannot
afford to ignore this question If real
estate is to continue on the upward move
within the limits of these cities, then
there must be provision made for reach
ing the suburbs by cheap transportation,
and these arrangements must be made
whereby the working men can secure
homes. The managers of the great man
ufacturing enterprises growing up in the
south will advance their own interests by
taking steps to secure something of this
It is better for men to know what they
are doing, and whither they are going,
than to rush headlong at breakneck speed
they know not whither. A city like
Wheeling, that has a good solid founda
tion for its prosperity, will in the end
fare better than the much boomed town
that builds its prosperity upon something
The old fogy papers of the east are too
slow; they can never understand the life
and spirit of the western boom. While
it is a fact we are to a great extent de
pendent upon eastern capital, for the rap
id increase of prices paid for real estate,
yet it is also true that the greater credit
is due to the push of the west. It is due
to men who have had sufficient enter
prise to direct this eastern capital in this
Capitalists in the east were becoming
tired of the uncertainties of speculation
in oil, in wheat and in provisions. They
were tired of buying and selling wind,
and were becoming anxious for perma
nent investments. It was just here that
the boomer from the wild and windy
west stepped in and called their attention
to the fact that the price of land here
was away out of proportion to the price
of land in the east. They came, they
saw, and they have been captured by the
This is true of all parts of the west.
It is specially true of Kansas. The cen
tral portion of the state, the richness of
her soil and the enterprise of her citizens
have drawn particular attention to her.
More than 1,500 miles of railway were
built within the state last year. This
was done in an "off" year as the politi
cians would say. There was no partic
ular excitement in real estate then. But
the railroads opened up new territory,
and at the same time opened the eyes of
the capitalists. People who all their
lives had thought that Kansas, except a
few of the counties along the Missouri
river, was a wild waste of prairie land,
awoke to find these plains capable of a
high state of cultivation, capable of sus
taining a very large population, and they
came crowding in, thousands of them
These arc some of the causes of the
boom in Kansas. It is not a fever of
speculation, but is based upon sound bus
iness principles. The boom has come to
A GREAT INDUSTRY.
The statistics of Kansas mills and mil
ling show a capital of $80,000,000 invest
ed in that business. There are between
four and five hundred flouring mills in
the state. Of these, the number using
steam power is 68; wind power, 5; steam
and water, 21; steam and wind, 2. The
milling center of the state is Atchison.
There arc four immense flouring mills in
that city, and their brands of flour are
sold in almost every section of the United
We have been asked by several breed
ers of poultry "What ails their young
chickens? They give us the symptoms
and we find it is the old story feeding
corn meal, mixed in water. The writer
has had several years experience in rais
ing chickens and has found out the best
way to kill them, save cutting their heads
off , was to feed them corn meal. To all
we would say quit feeding them that
stuff. The best way is to give them
boiled eggs the first few meals, and then
give them baked corn bread, to be chang
ed with millet or hungarian seed. Ford
The Gazette man is an old chicken rais
er, sad his authority is good.
It is natural for mankind to be mean
and jealous, hence it is no wonder that we
find a thousand papers of other states
and a thousand towns of our own state
prophesying the downfall of Wichita.
They do not actually wish it, but when
cracked-brainad Jones returns and tells
them he has bought a lot in Wichita for
$500 and now has an offer of $2,500
which he will not take, and that not a
centunde $4,000 will get it, they are
naturally incensed at Jones for being so
lucky, and a faint hope begins to bud
away down in the regions of their gall
and gizzard that .their money may not
materialize, and that Jones may come to
grief. Not that they dislike Jones or
doubt that he has made a good invest
ment, but they are a shade angry that
they themselves are not in Jones' shoes,
or that they did not invest in Wichita be
fore Jones did.
But this kind of racket does not whol
ly come from outsiders. We have the an
imal in our midst, and yea and indeed,
many of us are a part of him. In our
righteous indignation at our own stupid
conservatism we fail to do Jones justice;
and then, too, we dislike the way Jones
states his case He makes to great a pa
rade over it. He insults our intelligence
by flaunting his own wisdom in our face.
If he were to approach the subject mildly
and with becoming modesty, and say that
he isa poor man this lucky venture will
prove a great help for his family, we
could stand it and even congratulate him;
but we happen to know just what Jones
is going to do with his land winnings
He is going to buy a fast horse and ride
around in a buggy, and talk about con
servatism in politics. He will tell us
when we suggest a slight loan that money
is very sensitive. After awhile he will
preside at public meetings, and the ladies
will hunt him up to head subscriptions
for charities. We know jones and hence
we lean tswards an utter anihilation of
his dream of grandeur. Eagle.
A CAPTAIN'S FORTULATE DIS
Capt. Coleman, schr. Weymouth, plying between
Atlantic City and N. Y., had been troubled with a
cough bo that he was unable to sleep, and was in
duced to try Dr. King's New Discoery for Con
sumption. It not only gat e him instant relief, but
allayed the extreme soreness in his breast. His
children were similarly affected and a single dose
had the same happy effect. Dr. King's New Dis
covery is now the standard remedy in the Coleman
household and on board the schooner.
Free Trial Bottles of this Standard Remedy at
the City Drug Store.
RENEWS HER YOUTH.
Mrs Phoebe Chesley.Petcrson.Claj Co Jowa.tells
the following remarkably story, the truth of w hich
is vouched for by the residents of the town: "I
am 73 years old, have been troubled with kidney
complaint and lameness for many years; could not
aressmyscu wiuoutnein jno x am irec irom
all pain and soreness, and am able to do all my own
housework. I owe my thanks to Electric Bitters
for having renewed my youth, and remo cd com
pletely all disease and pain."
Try a bottle, only 50c, at City Drug Store.
Abstract of Titles
Of Lands in Ford and adjoining coun
ties furnished by us
li. E. McGrARRY & Co.,
PIONEER LOAN AND TRUST CO.
If you want to secure a loan of money on real
estate, at low rates, money ready when papers are
made out, call on the Pioneer Loan and Trust Co ,
of Dodge City. B. F. Milton, Secy.
TAKE NO RISK!
The City Drug Store, corner of Front and Bridge
streets, it the oldest and most reliable dispenser
of medicines in Southwestern Kansas.
Their stock is the largest, and their goods are
always the ery best Great care is used in dis
pensing, and yon can depend on every article com
ing from them, being exactly what it should be.
They also keep books, newspapers, stationery,
and very fine cigars. nov 26
This new addition is situated in Sec
tion 26, 25, 26, between F. C Zimmer
mann's and M. Collar's residences,
west of the city, and north of the R. R.
The property offered for sale is all
first-class, and the finest improved west
of Hutchinson. Large trees of all
kinds on many of the lots.
If you are prepared to invest in EN
TERPRISE ADDITION, now is your
time to do so, as it will not be a hard
matter to double your money by Sep
This is the first week that this prop
erty has been offered for sale.
Considering the high state of im
provements in the close vicinity of the
property offered, the price will be con
sidered cheap. Host all the lots are
50 feet front ; price from $3 to $12.50
per foot, according to the amount of
trees on lot Terms easy.
This is the last chance in Western
Kansas to buy lots, with large growing
fruit and forest trees on the same.
Now is the time to buy. See the lots,
and you will buy them.
M. COLLAR, Owner.
Bmcklem's Artie Sabre-
The beat Salve in the world for Cuts,
Braiaea, Sores. Ulcers. Salt fihea a, Fever
Seres, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains
Cocbs. sad all Skis Eraations, and pesN
tiv?ly cares Piles, or no pay required. - It
ia guaranteed te give perfect satisfaction,
or sseaev refaaded. Price 25 cismr Wr.
Yor sale as City Drag Store.
CHOICE RESIDENCE LOTS
2XCE2DIHBLY LOW PRICES!!
A CHANCE TO SECURE A GOOD RESIDENCE
SITE AT PRICES WITHIN THE HEACH
PROPOSED BUILDINa OF KAILKOADS TO SOUTH DODGE.
THE BUILDING OF STREET RAILWAYS.
A BRIDGE ACROSS THE ARKANSAS RIVER, ETC., ETC
Gets too Much Under Way !
Call on D. F. OWENS,
Dodge City, Kansas.
E C DEVORE, Attorney at Law. JH HARMONY, Secretary II II LASLEY, Notary Public
LAND, LAW & LOAN CO.,
REAL ESTATE BOUGHT AND SOLD. MONEY LOANED. LAND LITIGATION
MADE A SPECIALTY. ALL LEGAL BUSINESS PROMPTLY ATTEND
ED TO IN ALL THE COURTS. BOTH STATE AND FEDERAL.
Office in basement under
Keeping the bowels open and regular is one of
the greatest secrets of human health. People are
seldom sick when their bowels are regular They
are seldom well when they are irregular. t hen
a physic is necessary, St. Patrick's Pills will be
found to be all that can be desired. They regfclate
the bowels and liver, and cleanse the entire sys
tem. Sold by City Drug Store.
BEFORE YOU START
On a journey call and get a bottle of Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, as a
safeguard against an uttack of bowel complaint.
Many prudent and careful persons neer tan el
without it. Hundreds of traveling men are nei cr
without a bottle of it In their gnp. Many lives
and much suffering has been saved by its timely
use. No one can afford to travel without a bottle
of this pleasant, safe and reliable preparation.
Sold by City Crug Store.
The most painful cases of rheumatism may be
relieved by a few applications of Chamberlain's
Pain Balm; its continued use will cure any case
no matter how longstanding. The record of this
pain relie ing medicine is wonderful. It is equal
ly beneficial for lame back, pain in side, shoulder
lameness, and in all painful affections requiring an
external remedy. Atrial will com ince any per
son that the above statement is correct. Chamber
lain's Pain Balm is sold by City Drug Store.
The proper treatment for eruptions and blood
disseasesls to remove the cause. St Patrick's
Pills cleanse the system and blood of all impuri
ties and stimulate all the organs to healthy action
Sold by City Drug Store.
J. F. Frankey. H. McGarry.
-piKANKBlT & fflcGABBV,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
DODGE CITY, KAS.
Will make collections. Practice in all courts and
U. S. Land Department
JOHN B. IltOFFETT,
.Dedffe City, Kansas.
f a. SIMPSON, D.D. S
LN BANK OF
DODGE BUILDING, I
DODGE CITY. KAS.
T W. WADK, St. D ,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Dodge City, - - Kansas.
OFFICE Boom No. 4, Glnck's building,
RESIDENCE : Opposite Methodist Church.
South Side Hotel
G. F. McKINNET and JOHN TABOR, Props.
(South Side ofRncr)
DODGE CITS' KANSAS,
New Hotel. Good Accommodation. SI Per Day.
DODGE CITY BOTTLING
Center 1st Aveaae Jb Cheata Street.
Gluck'b Jew clrj store'
CHAS. F. MACLAEY & CO.
and Loan Agents.
FORD CITY, FORD CO , -
1 R(i ACRES deeded land, good house, &C,
lUV4milts from Ford City, 8800 00, half can
School land, one mile from
i"V Corbett, $600 00.
becure tins bargain.
1 R(l ACRES, 50 in cultivation, 500 peach
-HV tree. srood bnildmtrs. &c . 20 acres In
trees good buildings, &c ,
$900 00 5100.00 cash, balance remain.
1 (if ACRES, 80 in cnltivation, good bnild
XU Vingg, &c , 25 acres wheat. $1000 008400
cabb, balance remain.
1 A A ACRES, 50 in cultiation, 2 lA miles to a
XU Vthm ing town 81,500 00, easy terms.
$1 AA BUYS a good timber claim, 160 acres,
VAV"near Garden City
j Kft BUYS a good timber claim, 160 acres, 6
V"miles to railroad station, Wallace coonty.
Qft CA ACRES gras and timber land in Lou
OUOVisiana bell or exchange, 83.00 per
1 iifi ACRES school land, 5 miles from Ford
i" Vcity. 8100 00 takes it.
1 A A ACRES, 20 m cultivation, good box house,
J.UvLc. S750 00. easy terms.
1 A A ACRES, well improved, one milo to Ford
XOVcity. 81,500 00, easy terms.
1 AA ACRES, well improved. $000.00, half
1 A A ACRES, well improved, tf mile from Ford
XO lCitj . 81,500 00, half remain.
Z? These are a few of the manv banrains we
hae Corresponaencc solicited.
CnAS. F. MACLARY & CO.,
Ford City, Kansas.
A WATJ)0W!T !
FOR GOOD AND CHEAP
. CORNER OF CHESTNUT STREET
AND THIRD AVENTE,
DODCE CITY. - KANSAS.
J G WILKINSON &SON.
J. H. CRAWFORD & CO.
GROCERIES & PROVISIONS
A few doors north ot Postoffice
dodge cinr, KAS.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
1 and Office at Garden City, Kas., March. 29, 1887.
iCoticc is hereby given that the followfnc named
settler ha filed notice of his intention to mk$
final proof in support of his claim, and that said
proof w ill be made before the Jndge, or in his
absence, L. E McGarry, Clerk of the IDistrict
Court, at Dodge City, Kans, on JUay 30ti, 1887,
Thomas C. Guthne for the nw qr. section. 33 in
township 28 soath, ot range 2G west of the 6ttt p
He names the following witnesses to prow his
continuous residence upon, and cultivation of, t'id
Kennedy Chambers, of Dodge City Kansat ;
Joshua Osborne, of "Wilbqrn, Kansas : T. C. MiC
Connick, of Wilbnrn, Kansas, and J. W. Roger,
of Dodge City, Kansas.
m 31-6 1 C. F. M. JOLES, Register,
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Land Office at Garden City, Kans., Apr. 1, 1887.
"nti is herebv friven that the follnviB'T-naHned
t&at toe rouoT
settler has filed notice of his intention to make fi Ml
proof in support of his claim, and that said proof
will be made before T. J. Vanderslice, Probate
Jndge of Ford county, Kansas, at his o&ce fa
Dodge Uity, Kansas, on J use 4ta, in, viz:
Harry G. Wiggins, of Dodge City, Kaasas, for
He names the folkrniag witnesses to prore aitr
continuous residence upon, aadcaitivatiea of, eaM,
j Samuel Duncan, all of Dodge City, Kuwas I
aprlMt C. F.M. 5UJE8. Segiater.
L. W. CHERINGTON & CO.,
REAL ESTATE & LOAN CO.,
inn AAA ACRES of Improved and Unirn
1UU9UUU proved Lands " city property.
OFFICE : Post Office Block,
P0P6B CITY, 1 SAHS
BE Mi 1SS ATI, IiOAH 6 IHSUBAHS1
FAEMS LAND and CITY LOTS FOR SALE.
Taxes Paid, Houses to Bent Contests
and all Business before the
U. S. LAND OFFICE
Given prompt attention. Office on Front St., oyer
Glnck's Jewelry Store
i 1 I
Has first-class facilities for selling land
TO LOAN ON IMPROVED LANDS IN
FORD AND ADJOINING COUNNIES.
TO L9AN If JBUSI1TKSS AffP KB
Parties desiring to sell or repairing money to
MAKE FINAL PROOF
and Payment on their Claims , will find
it to their interest to consult me.
EF'OflBee in Dodge City Bank building.
Dodge City, Kansas.
Wll. BTATSS, Iop.
FIRST-CLASS in every Paticnlar.
Free 'Baa to and frena nil Train,
PLEASANT AND COMMODIOUS SAMPLE
BOOMS in BUSINESS PART ol CITY.
Ciry AND SUBUKBAN
DODGE CITY. KAS.
KSB, m. 9,
Physician "d Surgeon.
Offlce: Witts Co.'s drag store. Bridge street
Offlce Hoars: 2 to 4, p.
l, all other times at
.DODGE CITY, KAS.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
H. H. Harrington.
I -nriCKI AaMKIlfTI.
DODGE CITY, - - - KANSAS.
. &- 0e East or Bee Hire store. CS
B. D. Swajt, J- Momaw Iaot.
WAFT A LLI,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
IGeaeral Colleetioa aal Seal Estate AgeaU-
DODGE CITY. KANSAS.
ORGANIZED FEB. 18, 1886.
Capital Stock, - - $50,000.
DOES GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS
DODGE CITY, KAS.
GEO. B. COX, President,
F. C. ZIMMERMANN, Vleo President.
JAMES LANGTON, Caxliier.
Directors Geo. S. Emcron, T.L. McCartj.O.
Marsh, J. II. Crawford, W. G. Sherlock, X. G Col
1 JOB PRINTING
W. O. SHINN,
CITY AND SUBURBAN
DODGE CITY. KAS.
BOYER & HOBBLE,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
DODGE CITY. KANSAS.
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