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as23i m uv r . v$3 J&E: v.". rr-. ?' vl -&1 , 4 . si:.hM'AV1' "" " -W" "X-s vSSn,?j--wssv!aJV,6lr -Q i"S 2"w r x J'!- 'Vi "Wfc-T v'l The Dodge DODGE CITY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JtfiSTE 2, 1887. V t - ELEVENTH YEAE. 576 City Times B-S'' f"a-.- I' .. L, wm IT'Mssas: .&-1 . srys$. , fKZJ WESTERN KANSAS. The Lyons Republican speaking of Kansas saj-s: "But it is of the western part of the state the desert proper, not its suburbs of -which we would more particularly speak. It is this that invites the almost penniless home seeker, and gives him a fine farm for a few years of well directed energy. Here is many a stretch of fine fertile prairie which can be bought for from three to five dollars per acre on such'tcrms that the payments can be made from the crops grown. It is rather paradoxical, we know, to say that desert lauds can pay for themselves with one or two crops they bring; but facts are facts nevertheless. Energy and enter prise, thrift and economy are needed, but . there are large'returns sure to be received. Hundreds of thousands of acres here will bring from fifty to seventy bushels of corn per acre in return for a judicious outlay of time and strength. As 6ome one else has said "a poor man may live richer, and a rich man easier and better in the Kansas desert than almost anywhere elseon earth." Many a farmer coming here with but little money, through Uncle Sam's generosity has secured a home stead and a tree claim, 320 acres in all, has pui chased a few head of cattle, and in a few j'cars has found himself in inde pendent circumstances, if not absolutely wealthy. In the past much of this rich region of western Kansas has been un known because of the absence of rail roads. But this cannot much longer be said. More miles of railroad was built in Kansas last year than in any other state or territory, and last year's building is but the prelude of what is to be done in that line this year." "There are many looking for homes who ask for something more than fertile farms and railroad facilities. They ask for a morality and a degree of intelligence in their neighbors and an opportunity to secure these things for their families. Kansas ranks as one of the highest in educational matters of the western states. There is not an organized county in the state which does not have""schools and churches. In fact these things are the first which Kansas looks after, and we have many, both of schools and churches which, both as to buildings and the teachers and preachers employed in them, are equal to any found elsewhere. At the same time it is necessarily true that in the frontier places where the coyote and buffalo have been the only inhabitants until within the last year or so, church and school advan tnges are not as plentr nor good as thev will be in a few 3'cars. The standard of moials is high. There is a class of peo ple to whom the name of Kansas seems to bring up visions of cow-boys, out-laws andIndians only this and nothing more except, the two or three individual friends whom they have in that state. But ask them what kind of people have gone to Kansas from their vicinity and they, remembering their friends, will an swer "our best." So "the best" have gone from other lo calities until Kansas is made up of many "bests," which makes it a pretty good place to live in. Another reason it is a prohibition state, and "prohibition pro hibits," though it does not absolutely prevent. Saloons and doggeries being minus quantities, the low, vile rabble which both breed and are bred by them are conspicuous by their absence. They arc not attracted to such a state, and the state is better off without them. "We have among us those who drink, those who commit deeds of violence, those who scoff at virtue and scorn the right; but they arc less numerous than in states not blessed with a prohibitory law and a pub lic sentiment which sustains and upholds it. COTTON IN KANSAS. The Garden City Sentinel says: There is not a particle of doubt about our ability to raise cotton in Kansas, but there is doubt whether it will pay better than other crops that we are more accus tomed to. That can be found out by tri al. All our southern counties will grow it first rate, and if the right kind of seed is planted a good crop may be had as surely as a corn crop. There are as many varieties of cotton as of corn, some small and early, others large and late. They raise good corn iu New Hampshire, Ver mont, Wisconsin and Minnesota, but it is the small, yellow variety, growing not more than six or eight feet high while here in Kansas we grow the large Dent corn, which is frequently seen growing from fifteen to eighteen feet high. Just so with cotton, the "Green Seed" variety grown by the early settlers in In dian), Illinois and Missouri, may be planted as late as the first of June, and it will ripen before frost and yield hand somely. It is too soon to look for it in August, but in September and October good picking may be had, and if exteri enced hands can be had it may pay well. No harm in trying it on a small scale at any rate. Children can pick it as well as grown persons and in that way tum their labor into money. As we have said before, the cotton grown by the writer in Douglass county in 18G3 brought $1.50 per pound, which was within ten cents of the highest price paid at the time. All the early settlers in southern Illinois and Indiana raised cot ton, ginned, spun and wove it on their own premises, and in that way made it pay. Emporia News: A city's standing cau be pretty accurately estimated by the patiouagejbestowed on its newspa- .w. rinnrx $te r PROHIBITIOX EFFECTS. TorEKA, Kas., May 19. Over one hun dred letters have been received at the ex ecutive office lately from points in Texas askfng questions concerning the enforce ment of the prohibitory law in Kansas, and the general effect. GovernorJMartin has answered these making an argument in favor of the amendment, presenting facts to sustain the point, also mailing a copy of his last message to each one. In several of these letters the writers have referred to the fact that they have al ready carefully pursued the governor's amendment made some six years ago and now they would like to hear the other side of the question discussed by him. At Topeka the new Murray law is working to perfection, it being absolutely impossible for a man to get a drop of beer, whisky or any intoxicating liquor with out going through the legal formula and there are very few men who will go into a drug store in this city and solemnly swear to a lie for the purpose of obtain ing a drink. There are no dives around secluded places. Still families who nev er had beer and wine in the house now have it on their table every day. A prominent citizen said that before the Murray law went into effect he kept a case of beer at home and it would last all the way from two months to fourteen weeks, but now a case scarcely lasts him and his family over three days, and this is true of hundreds of families. At Wichita it is understood that liquor of all kinds is easily obtained. The at torney general will in all probability be called to this point in the near future to close the joints. At Arkansas City and Winfield a very poor quality of beer is sold openly in bil liard halls under the name of "malt" at thirty cents per bottle. It is miserable stuff. In Kiowa, a cattle town in Barber county, saloons and gambling rooms are run wide open. The town is the succes sor of Dodge City, and it is useless to at tempt to enforce the law. In Leavenworth liquor of all kinds is obtained at club rooms and at several of the hotels, but it is not sold openly. There are other towns in Kansas where liquor is-more or less easily obtained, but there are few of them where everything is as tight in this particular as is Topeka. TIIE USE OF NUMBERS. The statistical editor of the Farmers' Reiew is kindly critical toward our quo tations from exchanges always. Recently the expression, "millions of acres have been planted in trees" has called out the following: "Now, a million acres is just 1,560 square miles, equal to 43 townships of six miles square. Taking the expression 'millions' to mean not less than three millions, it would equal a solid body of 129 townships each six miles square, or 4,536 square miles, or a body of land 67 miles square. We don't believe any such amount of planting has been done. Yet we find the above statement of 'millions of acres planted' copied in the Indus trialist, published at the Kansas State Agricultural College, at Manhattan, with out any comment on the extravagance of the statements." Evidently our friendly critic eas never graduated out of arithmetic into rhetoric and cannot comprehend the use of "mil lions" to indicate an indefinite, uncount ed quantity. Perhaps he docs not know that the average human intellect has little comprehension of actual figures above one hundred, and that few people know how many or how few "a thousand" rep resents. To the mass of readers, then, the expression "millions" means simply a vast multitude, more nearly in accord ance with actual facts, in the impression made, than any exact calculation which should result in the figures 234,586. When Bayard Taylor was in Arabia, he found it necessary, in order to convey the truth, to use the Arabic exaggeration in describing his own country. So, in some degree, the editor who will reach the people with his facts must talk in the common terms that represent the common thought. In fact, numbers, like other terms, are used both scientifically and rhetorically; in mathematics they are symbols of exact quantity often far be yond comprehension, to be sure, but still as accurate as calculation can make them. In the rhetoric of common speech, large numbers present simply multitudes, uncounted and unaccountable to the one who uses them. Morover, the fact is patent that more than the "67 miles square" of the Review has felt the effects of tree-planting in pro tection and adornment, which add so ma terially to value. Even statistics could not accurately present in measured terms the advantage to these prairies and the youth who inhabit them of a single Ar bor Day. The whole truth is not con fined to the statistical use of figures. Manhattan Industrialist. GRIT. A daughter of Major Hudson, proprie tor of the Topeka Capital, was out driving last Sunday when her horse ran away, throwing her out. She sustained injuries which neccessitated a painful surgical op eration. Her physician prescribed a dose of whiskey to keep up her strength but she positively refused to take a drop, say ing Jhat she would rather bare the pain than touch the whiskey. Who says the American girl is degenerating? The grit exhibited by Miss Anna Hudson in pre ferring to endure physical pain rather than sacrifice her temperance principles is worthy of the days of old when women went to the stake rather than give up the truth. Hutchiuson News. KEEP TOUR BOYS OFF THE STREETS AT NIGHT. Every evening we see a crowd of from 15 to 50 boys of all sizes, from the babies just big enough to waddle, to the great big sap-head of 15 years loaf ing on the streets or in the back end of some grocery or drug store, or running and howling like a pack of dogs through the streets, and frequently they find their way into the billiard hall. Par ents, the devil waits in the streets for your boys. It is there that he teaches them to steal, to smoke, to chew, to lie, to swear. Tis there he leads them to become enraged and cherish thoughts of murder. 'Tis there they learn ob scenity, vuleantv and rudeness. Here it is that crimes are started and sooner or latter brings the gray hairs of too in dulgent parents with sorrow to the grave. Here it is that legions of acci dents happen that sweep some mother's darling boy, or some fond father's pride and joy, from time to eternity. Only last week a 13 year old lad, who had been in the habit of spending his even ings and sometimes his nights almost, upon the streets, left his home at Fort Scott after supper, and started for the streets as usual. This time, however, happening along the K. B, track as a train was moving along, undertook to climb on to a freight car, slipped and was thrown under the wheels and was so badly crushed and mangled that he died before they could get him home again. This is only one out of the hun dreds of instances that fill daily papers. It has always seemed strange to us that parents who appear to love their boys, should allow them to wander into such daneerous habits. .No bov has any business on the streets after dark. All the errands can be done before dark, then make your home as attractive as you possibly can mothers, and keep your boys there after dark. -Clark Coun Clipper. THE SUN FIiOWER STATE. Kansas enjoys the pleasing pseudonym of the "Sunflower State." The beautiful flower of that part of the genus Helian thus, turns on the steam to catch the first rays of the morning sun, and with its broad disc and yellow rays follows the great orb of day. So Kansas turns to catch the first rays of every advancing thought, or civilized agency, and with her broad prairies and golden fields wel comes and follows the light. Garden City Herald. The Immigration to Kansas is as active as ever this spring, and the trains coming into the state are crowded and packed full. The man who comes to Kansas in stead of the northwest is sensible and lucky. He has ten months of the year to work in, and any farmer knows what an advantage there is in that. His stock has ten months of mild weather and nat ural food. His crops can be anything he chooses to plant. He does not have to look for five months of deep snow and starving cattle. He does not have to de pend on wheat alone when wheat is too cheap'to pay for the time spent in pre paring the soil. The Kansas farmer is always in possession of a paying market. Not only is the soil of Kansas fertile and level, but the institutions which man has planted are excellent. Pride in her schools and churches has not only been a source of satisfation but it has made wealth. It has appealed to the best in men and the best of men have responded. The strongest, the most energetic and most intelligent part of the general tide of immigration has settled within the bor ders of Kansas, the most progressive state in the Union. The magic development of the state, the rapid increase in popula tion, and the enterprise of her citizens have caused Kansas to be known as the greatest phenomena of the age. DON'T EXPERIMENT. Yon cannot afford to waste time In experiment ing when your lungs are in danger. Consumption always seems at firet,only a cold. Do not permit any dealer to impose upon yon With some cheap imitation of Dr. King's New Discovery for Con gnmption.Conghs and Colds, but be sure yon get the genuine. Because he can make more profit he may tell yon he has something just as good, or jnst the same. Don't be deceived, but insist upon get tine Dr. King's New Discovery, which is guaran teed to give relief in all Throat, Lnng and Chest affections. Trial bottles free at City Drug Store. SAVED HIS LIFE. Mr. D. I. Wilcoxson, of Horse Cae, Ky., says he was, for many years, badly afflicted with Phthisic, also Diabets; the pains were almost unendurable and would sometimes almost throw him into con vulsions. He tried Electric Bitters and got relief from the first bottle and after taking six bottles, was entirely cured, and had gained in flesh eigh teen pounds. Sars he posith ely believes he wonld have died, had it not been for the relief afforded by Electric Bitters. Sold at fifty cents a bottle by City Drag Store. Abstract of Titles Of Lands in Ford and adjoining coun ties furnished by us L. 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, is the oldest and most reliable dispenser of medicines in Southwestern Kansas. Their stock is the largest, and their goods are always the very 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 Theyalsokeep books, newspapers, stationery, and very fine cigars. nor 25 Bucklen's Arnica Salve. The best Salve in the world for Cuts, Braises, Sores. Ulcers, Salt Rheum. Ferer Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and posi tivly eores Piles, or no Day required. It is ptaraateed to give perfect satisfaction, or moey refunded. Price 25 eta. per box, For sale at City Drag; Store. , Enterprise Addition '.tmaBBBBBBLBBBmw aaaMEjMafrJTr5BIr TO DODGE CITY. This is a'beautifnl tract of land divided into lots and is situated only eight blocks north-west of the POST OFFICE. It has the MOST DESIRABLE BUILDING SITES to be found in or around Dodge City. ENTERPRISE ADDITION has a destiny which approaching events will in a brief time work out to the decided advantage of every one holding lots in this addition. If you want to secure a lot on which to BUILD A HOME, from the door of which you can look down upon the city around you and beyond into the most beautiful country and forest scenery, better than from any part of the city, go to ENTERPRISE ADDITION, it can furnish homes good enough for the most fastideous. For Price and Terms, See or Address . Tr M. COLLAR, Proprietor. Dodge City, Kansas. A COMMON MISTAKE. Why do so many intelligent persons stubbornly refuse to take any kind of.meuicme for slight ill ness, when first takem sick, and w hen the great est benefit may be derhed from plain simple treat ment. Nearly always the first act ol a physician when called, is to prescribe remedies to nunc the bowels, to regulate the Iner, open the secretions ana am nature, wnyuonot intelligent persons take the same plain treatment in time themselves, try it, and take St Patrick's Pills, they are guar anteed to gie satisfaction. They act mildly with out griping or irritation, and are thorough in their effect, they are a perfect physic for men, v, omen or children.- Sold by City Drug Store. Fifty cents ie a small doctor bill, but that is all it will cost yon to cure any ordinary case of rheu matism if you take onr advice and nse Chamber lain's Pain Balm. Everybody that tries it once, continues to use it whenecr they are in need of a remedy for sprains, painful sw ellings, lame back, or sore throat. It is highly recommended by all v, ho have tried it. Sold by City Drug Store. While Mr. T. J. Richey, of Altona, Mo., was traveling in Kansas, he was taken uolcntly ill with cholera morbus, he called at n drug store to get some medicine and the druggist recommended Chamberlain's Cholic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Rem edy so highly he concluded to try it, the result w as immediate relief, and a few doses cured him com pletely. It is made for bowel complaint and no thing else. It nctcr fail. Sold by City Drug Store. J. F. Frankey. n. McGany. -TTlItANJKBir & DIcGABRV, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, DODGE CITY, KAS. Will make collections. Practice in all courts and U. S. Land Denartment JOHN B. MOFFETT, Attorney Counsellor-At-Law, Dodge City, Kansas. r a. SIMPSON, DENTAL ROOMS IN BANK OF DODGE BUILDING, I DODGE CITY, K1S. T W. WADE, JH. ., PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Dodge City, - . Kansas. OFFICE Boom No. 4, Gluck'd building, rs. RESIDENCE : Opposite Methodist Church. South Side Hotel G. F. McKlNNEY and JOHN TABOR, Props. (South Side of Hher) D9DGE CITY. KANSAS. New Hotel. Good Accommodation. SI Per Day. DODGE CITY BOTTLING WORKS. HENRY STURM, Manufacturer of Soda Water, Champagne Cider -AND- GINGER ALE. OFFICE AT mTmri.iTAir bkvg stke, Coner 1st ATenue Chestnut Street, Dodge City, Kansas. D.D. S. ,jil, jJL CHAS. F. MACLAEY & CO. Real Estate and Loan Agents. FORD CITY, FORD CO., KANSAS. 1 (id ACRES deeded land, good honsc, &c, XUV4ralies from Ford Citj, SS00.0O, half can remain. "I ft A ACRES s School land, one mile from X3f Corbctt, 8000.00. Sccnrc this bargain. 1 fift ACRES. 50 in cultivation, 500 peach I"" trees good buildings, &c, 20 acres in nhcat. S90000 SJOO.OO cash, balance remain. 1AO ACRES, 80 m cultivation, good build XUVinjrs. &c. 23 acres wheat. 81000.00 S100 cash, balance remain. 1 (id ACRES, 50 in cultivation, 2 V2 miles to a - V V thnv mg tov n. 1,500.00, easy terms. Cil AA BUYS a good timber claim, 160 acres, V-"- v vjicar Garden City. Q KO 1JUYS a good timber claim, 160 acres 6 tptlVfjmles to lailroad station, Wallace coonty. 0OA ACRES grass JLd timber land inLou uUOVisiana. bell or exchange, 83.00 per acre. ' 1 (l( ACRES school land, 5 miles from Ford JLUVcitj. $400.00 takes it. 1 (i A ACRES, 20 in cultn ation, good box house, AUV&c. S750 00. easy terms. 1 ii( ACRES, well improved, one mile to Ford A" VCity. 1,500.00, easy terms. 160 ACRES' v,cU imPed. $000.00, half tiifi ACRES, v ell improv cd, yt mile from Ford XUVf City. 1,500.00, half remain. J2T These are a few of the many bargains vvc have. Corre-ponaencu fcohcited. CHAS. F. 3LVCLARY &, CO., Ford City, Kansas. AWATJDOWN ! FOR GOOD AND CHEAP GROCERIES Cillat the CORNER OF CHESTNUT STREET AND THIRD AVENTE, DODCE CITY, KANSAS. J. G. WILKINSON &SON. J. H, CRAWFOKD & CO. DEALERS IN GROCERIES & PROVISIONS A few doors north ot PostoGce. DODGE CITY, KAS. GKAKD DUKE, wfa WHUOWBHHJ Bred by Elliott Fuller, Ashland Neb. Owned by L. Barber, Carthage, HI. Colors-black and white. Sire Ashland Prince, No. 409. Dam Ash land Dclle,No. &U. Has been accepted for registry, as thoroughbred, in the flfth volume of the Hol stein Herd Cook. Any one wishing. to breed to this splendid an nimal, call on H. D. SMITH, Speareville, Kaa. or L MCDGETT, Sec 10 tp. 25, K. 23 w., 5 miles NW of Speareville. Term. ?5-00 to insure. Fine range and ex perienced men to take care of stock. L. W. CHERINGTON & CO., REAL ESTATE & LOAN CO., have 100 fKiO ACRE Pf Improved and Unim JJJVJ proved Lands and city eroperty. OFFICE : Post AUG, CRTJMBAUGH, !I4Ii 1SSMI, hOM & IHSUBAHCI FAEMS LAND and CITY LOTS FOR SALE. Taxes Paid, Houses to Rent Contests and all Business before the U. S. LAND OFFICE Given prompt attention. Office on Front St., over Glnck's Jewelry Store W.J. FITZGERALD. REAL ESTATE, I I LOAN -AND- I J I I INSURANCE AGENT- Has first-class facilities for selling land and relinquishments. 100,000 TO LOAN ON IMPROVED LANDS IN FORD AND ADJOINING COUNNLES- CHEAP MONEY TO liOAN ON BUSINESS AND BBS 1DENCE PBOPEKTY. Parties desiring to sell or requiring money to MAKE FINAL PROOF and Payment on their Claims, will find it to their interest to consult me. EOffiee in Dodge Citv Bank bnilding. Dodge City, Kansas. CENTRA! HOTEL. Will. STATES, Prop. NEWLY FITTED. CENTRALLY LOCATED. FIRST-CLASS in every Paticular. Free ' to and from nil Trains, PLEASANT AND COMMODIOUS SAMPLE ROOMS in BUSINESS PART of CITY. DODGE cnr. KANSAS. MOEEIS COLLAR, DEALER IN CITY AND SUBURBAN REAL ESTATE, DODGE CITY. KAS. "P D. KSE, lit. ., Physician and Surgeon. Office: Wilks & Co.'s drag store, Bridge street Office Ilonrs: 2 to 4, p. m., all other times at South-Side Hotel DODGE CITY, KAS. DDTTM & SOPEB. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, DODGE CITY. KANSAS E. N. Wicks, H. H. Harrington. County Attorney. XTTICKS ft MAKKIJGTHr, ATTORNEYS, DODGE CITY, - KANSAS. tS" Office East of Bee Hive Store. "tS E. D.Swas, OWAlfft J. Moxbok Lloyd ATTOBKEY AT LAW, General CoUeetioa and Real Estate AgenU . DODGE CITY, KANSAS. for sale -T T PH fit Office Block, HSa MERCHANTS STATE BANK. ORGANIZED FEB. 18, 1880. Capital Stock, - - $50,000. DOES GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS McCarty'd block, DODGE CITY, KAS. GEO. B. COX, President, F. C. ZIMMERMANN, Vice President. JAMES LANGTON, Cashier. Directors Geo. S. Emerson, T. L. McCarty, O. Marsh, J. II. Crawford, W.G. Sherlock, N. G. Col 1 JOB PRINTING NEATLY EXECUTED At the TIMES OF PICK. w. a shinst, DEALER IN CITY AND SUBURBAN Real Estate DODGE CITY. KAS. BOYER & HOBBLE, INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE AGENTS DODGE CITY. KANSAS. DO TOV SUFFER WITH PILES? Use Dr. Tablera" BUCKEYE PILE OINTMENT Avoid the uai of Vie knife, if you love life. Try BUCKEYE PDLE OINTMENT made from the Common Buckeye which combined with other "valu able ingredients make a sure and CERTAIN PILE CURE. yf"Trr it with assurance that you will receirea benefit. Tablers Buckaje Pile Ointment 3SS2fB,d"b,uB6l,,'wlw ASK YOUR DRUGGIST OR STORE-KEEPER. Sent by mail in Tabes 75 cents, Bottles 50 ctt. COUSSENS &TABLER MEDICINE CO., St. Louis. Mo. Believe Your HILDEEN WORMS CHILDREN. I't I l'Lv or before you are aware very se rious results may follow. 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