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Dodge City, Thursday, May 2G.
SUBSCRIPTION, 81:00 per year, in advance.
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RsauL&B AnraBTiBimXTs one dollar per inch
pace per month.
Local Notices, ten centi per line for the first
insertion and fire cenU per line for each subse
quent insertion.
& The Dodob Cmr Tinas has a large and
growing circulation in Ford and adjoining conn
tie, and it a valuable advertising medium.
Three thousand buildings arc said to
be going up in Wichita.
Columbus and Oswego are shipping
strawberries by the carloads.
Hutchinson has organized a fair asso
ciation with $50,000 capital.
Topeka is increasing in population at
the rate of over 1,000 a month.
It is said that a three foot rein of coal
has been found at Solomon City at a depth
of fifty feot. It is reported to be cannel
coal, the best known.
In some sections of the country the
chinch bugs hare put in their appearance
in great numbers, and have already done
considerable mischief to the growing
crops. Garden City Sentinel.
This year will probably witness the
last of the range business in southeast
Colorado. The settlers are coming in 60
fast, and so much land is being fenced
that the range is about destroyed.
Arkansas City, Winficld and Welling
ton are having piles of fun out of the
prospective Santa Fe shops, and they
' take turns booming on the strength of
them. Winficld has them this week.
Jesse James, the notorious bandit, is
reported as having turned up in Arizona,
alive and full of vigor. He proposes by
convincing cvidenc to show that his al
leged assassination was a ruse. Our
great men arc not passing away as rapidly
as we had hoped. Ex.
The word boom is all right, it mis a
want Which cannot be supplied by a sub
stitute, but we would like to see some
one coin a word or two from the newspa
per fiends Who cannot write a personal
without : wringing in 6ometing about
"best girl" and "pleasant call." Ex.
A Topeka judge has decided that it
Was the plain duty of the county officer
to oppose the granting of permits as vig
orously and persistently as he would pros
ecute a criminal in the interests of the
county, and the result is that there is
considerable opposition in many local
ities from reputable druggists who want
to sell liquor.
A paper mailed from this city to Hat
field Filary 23d reached its destination
Hay 16th. It made the rounds of almost
all the postoftlccs in western and south
ern Mansas. This is only another in
stance of the manner in which the postal
service is conducted in Kansas, but there
is no Virtue in kicking, so the people
must grin and bear it until such time as
the people can kick this reform adminis
tration out. Garden City Sentinel.
A better outlook for an abundant har
vest never greeted the farmers of south
ern Kansas as we enjoy in our locality at
present. Corn is looking exceedingly
Well and is growing very rapidly since
last Week's rains have so well watered it.
Small grains have never promised better
returns, and likewise everything that our
farmers have put into the ground seems
sure to return to our husbandmen a ten
fold harvest, to the glory and Upbuilding
Of glorious old Clark. Clark Co. Chief.
A matt by the name df Young, who
ethic here a year ago ahd located south
east Of the city a few miles, said: I put
In my Wheat and oats the first of March
gainst the advice of all my neighbors,
Who said that I was crowding the season,
Mid 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 the1 ground to
keep the grain growing another month.
It beats til I ever saw the Way the soil
holds moisture. Norton Courier.
Talk about Kansas going backward it
Is Utterly impossible. Its western resour
ces have scarcely been touched yet.
HUlionsof people can find homes and
profitable employment here. There are
millions of acres of the most productive
Moils ou earth over which no plow has
ever passed. There are farms of thous
ands of acres whose productive capacity
has never been tested.' When these farms
arc cut Up into forty and twenty acrc
tracts, and the labor put upon them that
is gtveh at the east, the production will
astonish the world. There is little in
ducement for capital and labor in the old
er states; the avenues for profitable in
vestment of cither are all filled. The
young life and energy must come west,
and Uo place this side of the Mississippi
fiver is more inviting than Kansas. The
atate will move rapidly on in the highway
Of prosperity until every inch of soil is
made productive. Atchison Patriot.
When cattle were twenty dollars 'round
Marly everybody wanted cattle. Now
wken they can be had for less than half
that figure, hardly anybody wants cattle.
When sheep were three or four dollars
per head, nearly everybody wanted sheep.
When they got down to a dollar very few
people wanted them, and those few were
regarded as lunatics. Now that sheep
are going up again, inquiry for them is
on the increase. It will be the same way
with cattle. They are offered much be
low their intrinsic value, and therefore
must go higher. Everybody admits this,
but for some reason we never heard ex
plained, they prefer to wait till they go
up a few dollars before they buy. This
is not true of everybody. Even now, we
know men who are straining their credit
to the last notch in cattle and grass for
them to eat. They will make the money
that somebody else has lost, and will be
called lucky. In this world, luck and
seMC are so very intimately blended that
it Is hard to draw between them the line
of deaarkatioa. San Antonio Stockman.
1 Kansas phnnicnru , the wonder
of the age. How the cities grow like
magic, keeping ahead of the settlements
in the rural districts. This prodigious
growth is explained in the energy and
push of the people. It is one story, and
the Garden City Sentinel rustler describes
it as follows:
However much matters may be rushing
at home, it does one good to get out oc
casionally and see how things are pro
gressing at other points throughout the
state and compare notes. It is hard to
realize the vast amount of improvment
now taking place in Kansas. We read
it in the papers and hear it talked on all
sides until it becomes an old story, and
yet it is past realization without seeing
with one's own eyes. Seeing is believing.
A few days ago a representative of the
Sentinel had occasion to visit Wichita,
sometimes called by envious cavillers
"the windy wonder," but dubbed by
Marsh Murdoc "the Peerless Princess of
the plains." See the p-oint? Having
been cautioned many times that the first
visit to Wichita would occasion surprise
in the visitor, the writer made room for a
full assortment of surprise, but was not
prepared for a flood. Spread out over
more than thirty square miles of territory,
the city is embowered by trees that the
visitor who undertakes to look at it from
any single point, fails to take in its vast
ness. On the occasion already mentioned,
a company of newspaper men from vari
ous parts of Kansas and Missouri spent
some hours in business in the sumptuous
parlor fitted up by Wichita citizens,
which constitutes the editorial sanctum of
the "Eagle" and then, after dining with
M. M. Murdock, who is its prophet, a
committee of the Board of Trade of Wich
ita loaded the editorial party into cabs
and took them for a drive around town,
for three hours the party was treated to a
succession of amazements at the number,
variety, taste and evident costliness of the
residences, business houses and educa
tional institutions in course of erection.
Wichita has been made by the enterprise,
energy, push and united effort of the livest
set of businessmen to be found anywhere.
They are of the broad gauge order in ev
ery particular and hold together and
work together like a disciplined army, or
the parts of a machine. Before such en
ergy and co-operation no obstacle can
amount to more than an incentive to
work. The3' are absolutely irrcsistable
in anything they earnestly undertake and
have made Wichita the wonder that it is
to every person who haB really taken in
the magnitude of the place. The whole
state may well be proud of Wichita and
wish them continued success and growth.
She is not only a thorougly Kansas in
stitution, but is an inspiration and exam
ple to all her younger and lesser sisters.
Real estate in and around the city is up
to what might be termed fancy prices, it
is true, but the people think they are
able to stand it.
Hutchinson is another example of what
can be done by a real live Kansas town
by people who know how to work to
gether. They have waterworks, electric
lights and the telephone, all in one plant,
costing over one hundred and twenty
thousand dollars; have miles of beautiful
streets, lined and adorned with fine build
ings and shaded by trees. On every hand
can be seen the evidences of public spirit
ed, united enterprise. Against heavy
odds Hutchinson has secured competing
railways, has built up and fostered home
undertakings and is booming along to'day
on the high road to great and assured
prosperity. KinBley, also, has taken ad
vantage of her opportunities and has ad
ded largely to population, buildings, ma
terial wealth and outward appearance
this season.
And so, if one should visit hundreds of
the towns and cities of southwest Kansas
he would find things fairly humming;
buildings, public and private laid out and
waiting for building material; street rail
ways and railroads, electric light plants,
water works, mannfacturing enterprises,
educational institutions, churches and
the thousand and one components of a
real, solid, come to stay progress, on ev
ery handi
Peorta Journal.
The latest in regard to the Knights of
Labor is the story that they arc to form a
new political party whose watchword is
Xo be, "America for Americans. It h
said that over 30,000 signatures have al
ready endorsed the principles of the new
party, and that before the summer is over
the number will be swelled to over 1,000,
000. The chief plank in the platform
will be a demand for the restriction of
immigration. The movement has been
secret save its minor manifestations in
California. The large increase of adhe
rents is expected through the many thou
sands of names secured to a petition now
in circulation in various lodges through
out the country asking from the judges
of Illinois the execution of a death sen
tence 'against the Chicago anarchist.
David Dudley Field is looked upon by
some as the standard bearer, while others
lean toward Senator Ingalls. Philadel
phia is the headquarters of the party.
The object is to rid the country of for
eign anarchists. There is no religion in
the platform. The party demands the
protection of American labor as well as
American produce. A prominent man in
the movement wants to see the gates shut
down on immigrants and the naturaliza
tion laws amended. According to this
their belief is that the foreigners are not
becoming Americanized, but Americans
are becoming Europeanized. T. V. Pow
dcrly, when spoken to about the new
party, declared that in his opinion a fence
500 feet high should be built arond the
United States to keep out foreign enter
lopers, and that were it in his power he
would prohibit the entrance of every for
eigner into this country who had not
money enough in his pocket to pay five
month's board. It is thought that the
utterances of Mr. Powderly may antag
onize the alien clement presumably a
large and influential one of the Knights
of Labor. Sink or float, however, oae
thing seems quite assured! the -mtw
American policy is launched.
R. G. Dun &Co., in their weekly trade
review say : The most important news
of the week, if confirmed, is that the Inter-State
Commerce Commission will Je
voko all temporary suspensions of the
short haul clause, terminating them July
1. The revolution in business must there
fore progress until its full effects has been
realized. Some of them are seen in the
contract taken by the Canadian Pacific
to move eastward the wool of California
and 10,000,000 pounds of sugar, and in
the marked revival ol shipments "Around
the Horn." Others appear in the decline
of trade at tht large centers of distribu
tion and the manufacture increase of dis
tribution at smaller towns, with an up
springing of new manufacturing works
at many localities. For twenty-five years,
the railroads have been annihilating
barriers of distance. The new law tends
to restore the old barriers and to put sec
tions, cities and towns further away from
each other. Closely connected are the
numerous labor troubles most of which
grow out of narrowed fields for distribu
tion of products. Local reports are gen
erally encouraging with no instances of
unusual delays in connections. Where
business is deemed dull it is in every case
pronounced larger than at the same sea
son last year. A remarkable feature is
that money is repocted in abundant sup
ply everwhere except Chicago and New
York, while the demand is said to be
moro limited at Detroit, but vory good at
Cleveland, where the largest rates are re
ported, as at Omaha 8 to 10 per cent.
Capitalists offer banks large sums at six
per cent, which are refused. Real estate
speculation is maintained there and at
other points by the rapid investment of
local and eastern capital. At Nashville
the ruling excitement is the coming sale
of lots in tho new town, West Nashville,
where new iron works are to be located.
The increased demand for money at Chi
cago springs from wheat speculation, and
produce operators arc busily seeking as
surances of more aid from banks, while
New York exchange falls to 40 per cent
discount. Wheat rose 2 cents last Satur
day, but weakened again, and after a
week of uncertainty with sales of 82,000,-
000 bushels here, closes less than a cent
above last week. Corn and oats are
weaker, oil over 1 cent lower ; pork pro
ducts dull, and sugar unchanged. In cof
fee there has been a wild advance, with
Bales of 952,500 bags'here, but the rise of
1 cent is wholly speculativo. Stock spec
ulation has been active with some ad
vance, buthe American public is not ab
sorbing securities. The enormous offer
ing on the Paris loan and the low rate for
money at London, account for the tem
porary use of large amounts here. The
weak point is the decline; of 3 per cent in
produce exports for the past three weeks
against an increase of 5 per cent in im
ports. In dry goods a strong improve
ment in cottons causes an advance in
many brown and bleached goods, and
drills with standard browns at 7 cents,
but the exceeding dullness in woolens
continues unreleaved. The recent heavy
failures in German houses in the Ameri
can trade discloses over-production and
unprofitable compction on that side. The
businrss failures during the last seven
days number for the United States 152 ;
for Canada 28. Total 180, againBt 167
last week, and 167 for the corresponding
week last yoar. Failures in the south
arc very light, and the other sections of
the country are below tho average, per
haps , except in the Pacific States and
Canada, where casualties arc on tho in
crease. All indications go to show that in a
short time the K. P. & W. and the D. M.
& A will be finished and running trains
to this point. The first place in south
east Ford county to be reachod by the
railroads. Everything is very much in
our favor that if Mullenville and Dodge
people take hold of the matter in the
proper manner we are almost sure of a
branch of the great Rock Island diverg
ing from the main line at Mullenville and
making Fonda, Ford to Dodge. The pro
posed line for the branch of the Rock
Island has features about it which com
mend it far above all the other proposed
lines, a few of which we may be permit
ted to mention: 1st. Leaving Mullenville
and diverging northwest to the section
line running on the north side'of Fonda,
it can run this air line the entire distance
to one mile west of Fonda and be on a
line that will be by thousands of dollars
easier and cheaper to construct than any
line that can be found, 2nd. It will run
through a very fertile country, well wa
tered, and in which water can be obtained
much easier than the proposed line south
of us. The fourth line of road is the
north and south road from Concordia to
the southeast, this line will doubtless run
on the north side of the river until nearly
due north of us, and then cross the river
through the finest gap in the sand, thus
allowing us to have a line making for
Ashland and other points in the south
west. We say today that we stand the
best chance of any town in the county of
being the second railroad center to Dodge
City. We are entitled to this by the ad
vantages of our situation, this fact is
growing more apparent every day and
the general public is fast becoming cog
nizent of the fact and are investigating
all these things with a view to making an
early use of these great advantages.
Fonda Democrat
The railroads of the state have granted
one-half rates of fare to those attending
the Chatauqua Assembly, which meets in
Island Park, Winfield, June 7th, to 16th.
Among the eminent persons who will
participate in the exercises are Senator
Horr, Chaplain McCabe, Ex-Senator
Bruce. Rev. Sam Jones, Governor Martin,
Ex-Governor Anthony, CoL Geo. W.
Bub, Dr. Henson and many others. The
city of Winfield is noted for the beauty
of its surroundings, and Island Park is
said to be one of the finest parks in the
atate. Buildings have been erected and
arraafemeau made for a large gathering.
The follow mg is a complete lit of all real ctate
transfers in Ford county, for the week ending
Saturday, May 81st, 1887, as compiled by Jerni
gan & Lee, abstractors and conveyancers :
W J Fitzgerald to EmmaE Root lot 10 12 S
Wk43kInn,B add Dodge City 4000 00
OF Haskinsto AVHitese qr429 25.... 1000 00
GeoKiletoSPEwingnwqr 8 27 22 2400 00
B M Leggto SP Ewing seqr 8 2722 2800 00
J L Mitchell to SP Ewing neqr 9 27 22.... 2400 00
E Chilcote to S P Ewing lot 1 and s bf of
ne qr and e qr of nw qr 23 20 22 34S0 00
A W English to S P Ewing nwqr 33 26 22.. 2000 00
S J Crumbine to S P Ewing Be qr 15 27 22. . 2400 CO
J W Stamats to 8 P Ewing nc qr 32 26 22. . 3200 00
C P Elliott to S P Ewing ewqr S3 27 22.... 3000 00
W C English to S P Ewingnw qr 34 26 22.. 2050 00
GAMathewe to SP Ewing sw qr 33 26 22 2710 00
W G "West to SP Ewing seqr 4 27 22 2900 00
K Redman to SP Ewing neqr 34 26 22 ... 20S5 00
J M Hastings to Mary E Harmony blk 5
McClure Place add Dodge City 575 00
J M Hastings to Mary E Harmony bike 27
28 29 lot 2 5 8 10 11 16 blk 6 lot 3 blk 13
lots 1239 1213 blk 14 lots 6 11 blk 15
lots 6 11 blk 16 and lot 4 blk 17 McClure
Place add to Dodge City 5000 00
S Dawson to L E McGarry, et al lot 3 blk
34 Dodge City 2000 00
ThosRonsctoLLDyscrteeqrl92725.... 1200 00
F Skinner to Ella ThorstanBwqr 9 23 22.. 1800 00
W C Shlnn to O Marsh nwqr of swqr 227
25 1150 00
Annie E Cooper to A II Wells bw qr 34 26 23 900 00
Lizzie Hibbard to O M Roberts lot 5 blk 40
Ford 350 00
O M Roberts to RG Jones lot 5 blk 40 Ford 500 00
D Fisher to J W Powers nw qr 2928 23.... 1250 00
S D Uobson to J W Powers sw qr 4 28 23. . 1300 00
O Ittlcson to G L Ensign ne qr 13 29 23. . . . 2000 00
SMcIlvantoJANorriBchfofBeqr2 20 24 200 00
II R Donghtcry to James Langton lots 15
16 sec 29 sw qr of sw qr sec 28 and part
of nhf of neqr 82 26 24 4500 00
J W Hnghlett to F E Ford hf of s hf of se
qr and nc qr of sc qr and sc qr of uc qr
6 28 22 1C20 00
David Wild to J A Armcnt pt of blk 3
Dodge City 350 00
Ark V T & L Co to Kate II Walden lots 1 2
3 blk 47 and lots 9 10 blk 61 Cimarron .... 822 00
J W nobble to Susie Rankin pt of lot 11 M
Collar's add Dodge City 175 00
C A Lane to W W Dunn lots 1 2 blk 25
Fougbty's add to Cimarron 125 00
J E Fishbock to South Ark V T Co nw qr 18
2922 2950 CO
H C Gratcn to II Mitchner lots 3 4 blk 29
Cimarron Land Co's add Cimarron 70 00
Mrs GL Hendricks to P B Martin blk 1
Shinn'sadd Dodge City 1500 00
M V Brown to J R Brown lot 1 blk 5 Wil-
burn 150 00
E G Hudson to N C Frederikscn ace 1 2527 3515 GO
Union Town Co to Dale Wallace lots 123
blkSOFord 350 00
G L Ensign to Minnie A Beery lot 4 blk 41
Cimarron 1500 00
Ford Town Co to W Catright lots 17 18 blk
OOFord 65 00
LKMcIntyrctolI R Brown lot 3 blk 55
DodgeCity j.... 250 00
J A Boblet to C E Argabright lot 1 2 and c
hf ofnwqrl827 21 1500 00
W C Shinn to R II Thorton lots 49 51 53 55
57 59 blk 34 Fairriew add Dodge ICity.. 1550 00
E F Sheldon to R S Pincgar hf of lot 9 blk
35 Cimarron 1500 00
M Collar to Julia Goodmon blk 21 Enter
prise odd Dodge City 1250 00
Robert Downs to CM Brown se qr 13 29 24 1000 00
X C Van Hem to Jas Langton lot G Shin's
add Dodgo City 200 00
J S Pendleton to G GMuuy lots 11 12 blk 46
Ford 600 00
JSRushtoJSBagby lot 7 blk 21 Dodge
City 300 00
Ark V T & L Co to C W Jewell lot 4 blk 39
Cimarron 50 00
L J Watklns to D C Shannon swqr 1 29 24 1200 00
Martha A Nichols to If C Fredcrikeen lots
34andchfof swqr72827 680 00
W X Lock to NCFrederikacn c hf of nw qr
342725 475 00
Dodge City Town Co to Moses Dclaney lots
11 12 blk 33 Dodge City 120 00
Ark O T & L Co to L J Skinner lot 12 blk
69 Cimarron 150 00
L J Skinner to W D Dcncal lot ;3 blk 69
Cimarron 800 00
CP Elliott to S Pining eeqr23 2722 3000 00
M Collar to W S Green lot 7 blk 10 DOdgo
City 200 00
W II Harris to Mrs Lena Ryan 22 ft of lots
18 19 20 Chestnut st Dodge City 2350 00
M A Lillard to Robt Downs n hf of sc qr &
nhfofswqrl5 28 23 1200 00
Frank Warren to O H Peacock hf of s 50
ft of lots 41 43 45 47 Locust et Dodge City 800 00
Frank Warren to L X Palmer hf of a 50 ft
lots 41 43 45 47 Spruce st Dodge City. ... 800 00
W S Pagan to R. H Thornton hf of ne qr
312923 80000
A II Boyd to R A Thornton lots 5 6 blk 13
Boyd's add Dodge City 215 00
A II Boyd to R A Thornton lots 9 10 blk 18
Boyd's add Dodge City 180 00
J L Barnctt to J C Brown ne qr 1429 22.. .. 800 00
H T McXeal to W B Dickie lot 1 2 blk 21
Boyer's add Dodge City 500 00
J W Howe to LM Danford lot 18 blk 32
Ford 5000
A II Boyd to Geo Pagan Sr lots 7 8 0 10 11
12 blk 10 Boyd's add Dodge City 700 00
W CShinntoGeo Pagan Sr pt of lot 27
Chesnut at Dodge City 500 00
C M Simons to G W Holmes e hf 33 26 20.. 1000 00
G M Goldsmith to C M Simous Q hf 332620 3500 00
J D Shaffer to S L Shaffer lot 13 blk 22
SpearcTillc and e hf of ae qr and nw qr
ofeeqrandnaqaof swqr 2826 22 1800 00
J E VanVoorhis to J D Shaffer lot 13 blk 22
SpeareTille 150 00
Henry Dowdy to Ida I Campbell lot 3 blk
26Dodge City 250 00
D G &;T J Stratton toChas Dixon lot 5 blk
60 Cimarron 150 00
TlinmaH Person at the section V
was taken sick Saturday, and hs''
taken to the hospital, at Eropp-' .
to be
-Our two new grocery st' jres are build.
ing up a steady and mcr ., trnil.
-Win. Hunt now h'
andlcs the mail and
tosses the mail pov'cjCg
Edwin Kinsev
having resigned
Mrs. rraiK Davidson was verj' sick
last week, V,ut g rep0rted mllch better.
A, tat fish weighing 79fc pounds was
caught in tho Arkansas river and the
whole of it sold in a lump. It was ship
ped to the St. Louis market. Our re
porter triwi hard to get a slice but the
owners; would not allow the fish to be cut.
The monster icalized the lucky fisherman
$27.32. The head of this fish was cut off
and can he seen? at the house of 3Ir. John
F. Isamith, south of Alden and about a
mile across the river. The head weighs
19f pounds. Mr. Isamith and two sons
who caught the fish, recently moved to
this section from below Cairo and are bid
Mississippi river fishermen. They say
that cat fish of this size are rare in the
Mississippi as high up as Cairo, although
lower down they are frequently caught
much larger. The Sterling fishing- party
perhaps would have fared better nearer
home. Sterling Republican.
Petitions have been circulated here du
ring the past few days asking the county
commissioners to call an election to vote
on the proposition of extending aid to the
Rock Island, Dodge City & Denver, and
the Dodge City, Moatezuma& Trinidad
railroads. -Ford Gazette. 1
liOOK out for imr.
A very slick man is traveling through
this country selling groceries to the far
mers. He calls "eighty dollar lots," that
is good to the amount of eighty dollars,
taking the farmers' notes payable one
year from date. It is not so much the
amount of groceries or the quality, that
attracts the farmer as it is the promise
for the future which the slick talker
makes. He is going to revolutionize the
grocer- business, and sell the farmers
their goods at wholesale rates, etc., etc.
in fact, he will promise almost anything
in order to sell a bill of goods and get a
note of eighty dollars. These notes arc
of course sold as soon as possible. When
the farmer receives his bill of goods he is
disappointed, both in quality and in quan
tity. In fact, he can get better goods for
less money at the various grocery houses
in Wellington. The operations of this
individual have been carried on on an ex
tensive scale. One man informs us that
he has sold eighty bills in his neighbor
hood, or over six thousand dollars worth.
Wellington Press.
the North has been Platted into
and Placed on Record.
Will be for sale at a GEE AT REDUCTION. Come quick. Now is the time to secure a Bargain. TERMS :
ONE-THIRD CASH, Balance payable in six and twelve months.
Gall at The Dodge City Land, Law and Loan Company3 Under duck's Jewelry Store.
Kansas not only pays good wages, but
makes ample provision for its poor. The
provisions of law concisely stated, are as
follows :
A homestead to the extent of one hun
dred and sixty acres of fanning land, or
one acre within the limits of an incorpor
ated city, occupied as a residence b' the
family of the owner, together with the
Impiovcmentson the same, shall be ex
empt from forced sale under .any process
of law, and shall not be alienated except
by joint consent of husband and wife,
whenthat relation exists.
Xo value is atlixed to the homestead.
It may be worth a million dollars. No
personal property is exempt for the wages
of a servant, mechanic, laborer or clerk.
Every person residing in this state, and
becoming the head of a family,shall have
exempt from sicure, attachment, execu
tion or other piocess issued from any
court in the statu, family bibles, school
books family library, famly pictures,
musical instalments used by the family,
one sewing machine, one spinning wheel,
one cooking stove aud appendages neces
sary for the use of the debtor or bis
family, and all the implements and all
other household furniture not hereinjmen
tioned not exceeding $300 ; two cows,
ten hogs, one span of horses or mules, or
in their stead, one yoke of oxen and one
horse or mule, twenty sheep and their
wool, necessaiy food for the support o
the stock for one years, 2 plows, and of l
fanning implements not exceeding ' "f-T
grain, meat, vegetables, grocer yu
for family one year ; the too- -es. ctc-
ments of any mechanic, rr' jandimplc-,,-c
i-nntfnr tho mirr .mer or other
on his business, and p ose of1.can?1M
in value, library ir -ot exceeding $400
furniture of any r -vplemcnts and office
professional man.
L. K. Mclr t
idar men r' YTe' one f "li most PP"
day in t1 jL Dxhjc was in town "Wednes
Is'lan uc in the interest of the Rock
tw i. Dodire Citv & Denver, and the
, ,dge City, Montezuma & Trinidad
.ailway. Ford Gazette.
Ordinance No. 131.
Published May 20, 1837.
AX ORDINANCE providing for a business license
tux and to repeal Ordinance No. 54, Ordinance
No. 57, Ordinance No. CJ, Ordinance No. 81 and
Ordinance No. 84, of the city of Dodge City.
Be it ordained by the Mayor and Conncilmen of
the city of Dodge City, Kansas,
Section I. That it shall be unlawful for any
person or persons companies or corporations to
outrage in any brandies of business or industry
within the corporate limits of the city of Dodge
City set forth in section three of thin ordinance,
without fir-t hai ing obtained a licence therefor,
feigned bv the Mnyor and countersigned by the
Clerk of "the City and attested by the seal of said
btcTiox II. No licence shall be granted under
the provisions of this ordinance by the Major un
til the ncrsoli or nersons companies or corpora
tion- havin'r annlied for the same shall first have
paid the amount required to the City Treasurer
anrt hleu tue receipt tneretor witn tne uiiy lcr.
Section III. That the license tax on the follw
ing trades, prof cssioiis and aocation-j be as fol
lows :
Auctioneers of manufactured goods on the street
per nay, 10.
Auction houses per year, 50.00.
Auctioneers not otherwise mentioned, 10
Abstract makers per year, Sil.
Artists per year, 513.
Boarding llonses, per year, 10.
Billiard tables for one table per year, 813.
For each additional table per j ear, S10.
iianks per year 6xi.
Bow ling alley per year $15.
Butchers per year 323.
Brickyards per year, 23.
Barber shops per j ear one chair, 55".
Eeach additional chair $2.50.
Blacksmiths, one forge per year, 515.
T.ach additional forge per year, 10.
Bath houses first tub, 5.
Bath houses, each additional tub 53.50.
Cigar and tobacco store per year, S15-
Contractors and bnilders per year $0
Contractors per j ear, S25.
Commission merchants per year, 815.
Concerts per day, So.
live stock dealers, per j ear, 10,
Coal yards per year 35.
Confectioners per year, 520.
Provided than when a party carries on the bus
iness of confectionery in connection witn. any
other business the license tax shall bcS5 per jear.
Corn doctors, (transient) per day, 82.
Candy monnfactnrer, per year, 30.
Provided that when a party carries on the bus
iness of candy manufacturing in connection with
any other business the license tax shall be 'ft per
Cigar factory, per year, 515.
Circuses, per day. S100.
Doctors, per year, 810. .
We give especial attention to the Sale of City Property, and have on oar books full
list ot all the moat desirable bnaiaess mad re id Mice lota in the city at LOW
Prices and on Liberal Terms- Any parties wishing to invest
either large or small amounts in Real Estate will surely and
It to their advantage to call at ourotace- before buying.
Correspondence Solicited. Business for Non-Residents Promptly Attended to.
Office : Ground floor In Bceson Block.
I -
Dentists, (resident) per year, 815.
Dentist, (trant-ient) per day. 85.
Drucgists, per year, 825.
Dealers m stone, per year, J10.
Dray, carts, backs, and other vehicles nted for
transporting goods from place to place, per year
Express companies, per year, 825.
Electric light companies, per year, $25.
Furniture dealers and undertakers per year 825.
Flouring mill" per year 525.
Fruit stalls ana lemonade stands per year $10.
Fur, hide and pelt dealers per year 515.
Gift enterprises per day 10.
Grocers per year 825.
General merchandise per year 850.
Provided that hen any party shall take out a
general merchandise license he shall be exempt
from any other merchandise license tax.
The term, general merchandise, as used in this
ordinance shall be construed to mean any plact of
business where more than one line of goods is kopt
in stock.
Gunmiths per year 810.
Hotels, first class, charging 83 ptt day or up
wards, per year, 850.
Hotels second class, charging less than S3 per
day, per year 825.
Hotel runners or solicitors, per year 810.
Hackney or livery carriages, per year, 815.
Insurance companies, including accident, life,
fire or marine insurance companies, per yar, 825.
Ice dealers, per year, $25.
Intelligence offices, per year, 810.
Insurance agents, per year, 815.
Jewellers, per year, 815.
Livery stable keopers, per year, 825.
Lawyers, per year. 810.
Lumber dealers, per year, 825.
Locksmiths, per year, 810.
Lunch counter, per year, 815.
Lung testers, per day, 83.
Loan agents, per year, 825.
Laundry, per year, 820.
Merchants selling one lir
year $25. .e of merchandise, per
Money brokers, per
Milliners, per year .car, 825.
Milk dealers, p , 825.
ditional wagon .r year, first wagon 815, each ad-
Musclc tes clO.
If cw spar .ers, per day, 83.
Omuir- ..ers and
publishing houses per year 825.
ascs, per year each, 815, cr day, 55.
P- .a houses, per year, 550.
.iblic halls, per year, 825.
Peddlers of anv descrintion. per day. 85. (This
shall not apply to any farmer or gardner selling the
produce of his farm.)
Pawn brokers, per year, 850.
Photographists, per year, 815.
Porters, per year, $0.
Public Lectures, when admission fee is charged,
per day, 55.
Patent right dealer, per day, 810.
Street exhibitions, per day, 85.
Pistol or shooting gallery, per year, $u.
Plumbers, per year. 825.
Planing mills, per year, $J3.
Street railroads per year 825.
lteal estate agents, per year, 825'
its, per year, y. mis term
persons selling real estate on
snail include all
Iteal estate brokers, per year, 825.
Restaurants, per year, 815.
Stock and bond brokers, per year, 850.
Saddle and harness dealers, per year, 825.
Stationers, per year, 815.
Second hand dealers, per year, S&.
Soda and mineral waters factories, per year, 825.
Skating rinks, per year, 825.
Shows, per day, 85.
The word "show" shall include slight of hand
pcrformences, tumbling feats or any exhibition
Theatrical performances not under contract,
per day, 85. . ,
The words "theatrical performances" shall in
clude all dramatic exhibitions of every character
for pay, except scientific' and literary lectures,
and entertainments given exclusively by the cit
izens of this city.
Telephone companies, per year, 825.
Tailor shops, per year, 825.
Ticket Brokers, per year, 815.
Wagon yards or corrals peryear $15.
Water W orks company per year 850.
Wagon and 0801826" manufacturers per ycar825.
Section IV. All license issued in pursuance
of any of the provisions of this ordinance, except
w hen the fee to be paid for the same Is fixed by this
ordinance per day,snall be from the last day of June
to the last day of June following, unless isined
ii.tirof.n anrh flats, then and in that event, the
same shall be from the date of issuance to the
last day of Jnne following, and the amount of such
tax shall be pro-rated in proportion as the length
of time from the date of issuance to the last day
of June following, shall bear to one year, the time
to be reckoned from the 1st day of the month in
which the application is made for a license, Pro
vided, that the license holder may remove his
business from one place to another on such license.
rmn V Anv ncrson violating any of the
provisions of this ordinance, shall be deemed guilty
of a misdemeanor and upon conviction before the
Police Judge shall be lined In any sum not lesa
than five dollars nor more than one hundred dol
lars. Section VI. It shall be the duty of the Marsh
al, Assistant Marshal or any policeman in tne cny
of Dod"e City, upon the violation or this ordinance,
to at once notify the City Attorney, or in hia ab
sence, the Police Judge, who will cause the offend
ing parties to be brought before tho Police Judge
and dealt with according to the provisions of this
Sectiox VII. Any person or persons continu
ing after any complaint is filed before the Police
Jndge, in practicing, prosecuting or carrying on
any of the trades, occupations or business men
tioned in Section 3 of this ordinance without hav
ing procured a license as herein before provided,
shall upon conviction, be fined In any sna, not less
than five dollars nor more than one hundred
dollars and costs of prosecution; and the
continuing of snch practice, profession or bnsl
nr after each and every complaint, shall be
.1 pom l wenanite violation of this ordinance, and
any one upon conviction thereof may be fined la
any sum not less than five dollars nor more tfcaa
one hundred dollars, and costs of prosecation.
Section VTU. Whenever any or tne traaes, oe
.nntiim. professions, or basiBess herein before
enumerated shall be practiced, pmsecHtloa or
carried on by any company, co-nartaenhip or cor-
poration, it shall be
BUsaeni lor sca wmj
co-partnership or corporation, to obtain a licenso
therefore and the individual members shall not bo
required to have a separate license.
Skctioh IX. No license granted shall be assign
able or transferable nor shall any person or per
sons, company or corporation be authorized to do
business or act under such license but to the per
son or persons, company or corporation to whom
it is granted nor shall any license authorize any
person or persons, company or corporation to act
under it at more than one place at the same time,
nor at any other time than Is therein specified.
Section X. Ordinance No. 54; Ordinance No.
57; Ordinance No. 62; Ordinance No. 81; Ordi
nance No 84 and all other ordinances or parts of
ordinances in conflict with this ordinance Is hero
by repealed.
Section XL This ordinance shall take '
and be In force from and after its publicaU' -ifcct
in me uoage uuy timks. on oucu
Passed the Council May 24th, 1887.
Attest: Obo. F. Jojt
Approved May 24th, 1887. s, City Clerk.
It. W
. TARBOX, Mayor.
,;", .ce No. 132.
.shed May 98th, 1887.
Corp- .iANCE in regard to fences within the
' rate limits of the city of Dodge City, Kan
f j :
-c it ordained by the Mayor and Conncilmen of
of the city of Dodgo City :
Suction I. It shall be unlawful to bnild, erect,
constructor maintain within the corporate limits
of the city of Dodge City, around or upon any lot,
park or enclosure, what Is commonly known or
termed a barbed wire fence, whether the samn bo
constructed ith one wire or more.
Sbctiox II Any fence of the kind or discrlp
tion mentioned in the first section of this ordinance
now existing within the corporate limits of the
city of Dodge City, shall be deemed and is hereby
declared to be a public nnissnee, and the owner or
owners thereof snail remove the same within thirty
days after the passage and publication of this
Section III. Any person iolating any of the
proisions of this ordinance, shall bo deemed
guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction,
shall be fined in any sum not exceeding twenty-five
Sbctiox IV. This ordinance shall be in force
from and after its publication, once, In the Dodge
Passed the Council May 18th, 1887.
Attest: Gbo. F. Jonbs, City Clerk.
Approved May 18th, 1887.
R. W. TAKBOX, Mayor.
Ordinance No. 133.
Published May 26th, 1887
AN ORDINANCE fixing the salary of the City
Be it ordained by the Mayor and Conncilmen of tho
city of Dodge City, Kansas :
Section I. The City Treasurer shall receive a
salary of fifty dollars per month.
Section II. All that part of ordinance No. 99,
relating to the salary of City Treasurer, is hereby
Section III. This ordinance shall take effect
and be in force from and after its publication,
once, in the Dodge City Txmes.
Passed the Council May 18th. 1887.
Attest : Geo. F. Jones, City Clerk.
Approved May 18th, 1887.
R. W. TARBOX, Mayor.
Ordinance No. 134.
Published May 26th, 1887.
AN ORDINANCE regulating the nse of Die afrtVu
by persons constructing new buiidingtf.
Be It ordained by the Mayor and Conncilmen of
city of Dodge City, Kansas :
Section I,
That all persons engaged in the con-
struction of any new buildin
iy new nuuaiaz or bulldfnim
ldings within
me city, snau nave tne nse or one half the street
or streets fronting on the lot or lots so Imnmvpr?
Provided, where parties occupy any portion of the
street for building materials.sball protect the same
by ouilding a guard or fence around same.and place
signal lights on same at night.
Section II. That any person doing business on
any lot or lot within the fire limits of said city,
shall have the right to use one half the street or
streets adjoining or fronting on said lot or lots be
ing improved, and shall have the right to build or
place thereon temporary frame buildings, and oc
cupy the same for business purposes during the
construction of the buildings on said lot or lots
aforesaid, Provided said building or buildings
shall be constructed within a reasonable time
and, provided, farther, that the Street Committee
snail ne me j mures of what is a reasonable time.
and that said buildings shall be removed from the
street within ten days from the time the owner or
occupants theroef is notified by the chairman of
said committee, so to do.
Section III. This ordinance shall be in force
on and after its publication, once, in the Dodire
City Times.
Passed the Conncil May 18th. 1887.
Attest : Geo. F. Jones City Clerk.
Approved May 18th, 1887.
R. W. TARBOX, Mayor.
Ordinance No. 135.
Published May 28tn, 1887.
AX ORDINANCE to repeal Ordinance No. 104.
Be it ordained by the Mayor and Conncilmen of
the city of Dodge City, Kansas :
Section I. That ordinance No. 104, passed June
10th, A. D., 18M, and approved Jane 10th, 18W, en
titled : "An Ordinance providing for, and regala
tinz the baildinc of sidewalks." and all amend
ments thereto be and the same are hereby repealed.
Section II. That this ordinance shall be ia
force and take effect from and after its pabliaatioa
once ia the Dodce City Tncas.
Passed the Conncil May 24th, 1887.
Attest : Geo. F. Jonxs, City Clerk. r
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