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jJytL'C' ft (y it s A V J . -S - r. .A The City Times. Vol. 13. TVo. 1. XOX0-JB OITY, -rtaixjs, ATJRJOL, 19, 1888. 1 Per Year. III mif 1 I j tsd !3s sh BJ Pi B JULX-EJ j1 1 (0 tt O O or - uiif ill Win it Dull UIW o And are now to be found the first door north of the Bee Hive, with a complete line of Staple and Fancy Groceries. If m II I 3! ESj W uOuAi uuW Urn uilS mlm Iml V.i.m'M 8 cans Sugar Corn for 18 lbs Navy Beans for 20 Bars Lcno Soap for 50 lbs Halstead (Favoiite) Floui 50 lbs Atchison (Daisy) Flour for 50 lbs Atchison (Patent) Flour for 1 lb Basket Fired Japan for 1 lb Arbuncle's Coffee for 1 lb Lion Coffee for 1.00 100 1 00 1.00 1 85 1.50 40 OOJ. 22 And other things conespondingly low 12 lbs Granulated Sugar for 18 lbs E. C. Sugar for M lbs C. Sugar for - - - 14 lbs A No. 1 Rice foi 15 lbs Tmkish Pi tints for 18 lbs Yoik State Apples for 8 lbs Evaporated Apples for 8 lbs Evaporated Blackbenies foi 5 lbs Roasted Coffee for 8 cans (Kiaft & V.) Tomatoes foi S1.00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 00 1 OU 1 00 1 00 i. I I ' 1 I J SL jsssU I 1TOM uiiLLljtll. Corner First Avenue and Walnut Street. HflUMS Til II . :DOrGKE CITH-, ZKajSTS-S-S. CAPITAL STOCK, $50,000.00. INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS. OEO. B. COX, President. THOS. L. McCARTY. Vice-President. CHAS. H. MARTIN", Cashier. Geo. B. Cox. O. Marsh. Chas. H. Martin. DIRECTORS. T. M. Wenie. II. L Sitler. N. G. Collins. McCarty. II Crawford W. J. Fitzgerald CORRESPONDENCE: National Park Bank, New York. First National Bank, Chicago. Citizens' National Bank, Kansas City. "W. S. FJLG-JLJST, L T iTTR. loST Don IMnfo Dnwio nun Mnrfpnfou lifiiU fiB, IIS 11 111 Ml Cheapest Money in Western Kansas, on Best of Terms. and No Commission. ISTo Second Mortgage. Agent for Crawford's 2nd and 3rd Additions. Office Over R. M. Wright's Store. WITH SQUIR1 MOFFET. DODGE CITY, KANSAS. "PROFESSION A3. CARDS. Drs. Simpson & O'opp. Bental Itoome oer Bee Hue So-i Bridge St Gas Adminlrt rt (1 HODGE CITY, - KANSAS Dr. D. D. Rene. r"Z"SIC"""3JJ5 iJiX) 3 o GOZZ filet orcrBcc Hive Store. liopideiec on Hail road Atennc, opirosUe "itbool Bui dlii nODGL CITY, - KANSAS J. W, Wade, M. D. r -zs'C'zz.t JST33 Office otci Webster A Bowl's DrngStore r.erranc- o;iH,osi.t iieiiu-i't t TiwUi DODGE UTr, - uA nSAS T. J. Wright, M. D. 1-H-srcr.Kr .a gyp s-zrzzczz Office in St. Jameu Building, Front Mrtet. DODGE CITY, - KANsAs. John II Finlay. B T. r on Finlay k Milton, f Attoexeys- at - Law. front Street Ground fleer. DODGr CITY, KS Levi L. Dysert, Attorney - at - Law. Will make collect lor p ' . 1 the conrt and before the Interior lxi rlun'i " h i.'od, D C. Special attention f ii ro f i ion clains-' DODGt CIiTt. 1 At,4- '. W. E. Hendricks, AtTOKXEY - AT - 1 w DODGE CITY, KANSAS Thos. S. Jones, Attorney - at - Law. OFFICE Second Cosr, First Natioml Bank. DOGDGE CITY, KAS. H. II. Harnncton E. E SmitlL Harrington & Smith, Attorneys - at - Law. Langton Block np gtmrs. DODGE CITY, Ks J. F. Frankey. II. McGarry Frankey & HoGEarry Attorneys - at - Law. Will make collections, practice in all the Courts and before the U. S. Land Oflice. DODGE CITY, .... KANSAS. John A. Thomas, Carpenter & Builder. Contracts Made and Estimates Given. Shop in Heinz' Building. First A'v enne. DODGE CITY, - - KANSAS. PTJVTPTT'CJ Wl11 eend (fsse) on ro ILVUT UJDOi cuptof a two cent stamp a aer nnYegetable Bb TAN.FRECKLE- IM'-'PLES, BLOTCH i-, BLACK HKAD, Etc , leaving the tUn soft, clear and. bcaitifnl. Toncb. with thi cr ijcnd the ift lily c'u.ek AndthebrichtloR w in best its virtaes j Al-o instrnctioD'" f orprouuE2 a lainert jr- ? of hair on a bald head or smooth fscu Addri -s A D Stexple. CO Ann St exv Yon. ct -i ij Subscribe for the Times. HOURS WlTmiEX AND WOM EN OF TIIE UEUOLUTIOX. THE LAST SCItVIVINO BELLE OF TIIE REVOLUTION. (Copuighted, 1S33, by Funk &. Wagnall-.) Elizabeth Schuyler, daughter of General Philip Schuyler, was one of the most clnrmioa women of her day at almost evety period of her long life. I ell educated, rosessed of many accom plishments, used to the elegances and etiquette of the best social circles of j Xew York; connected by consangui I nity with the leading families of the state; richly endowed with a comely person, a sweet and affectionate dispo sition, and vivatious and witty withal, j she was regarded as one of the most attractive belles during a portion of the 1 period of the Kevolution. Even as a I young matron, the wife of Colonel, Alexander Hamilton, she was an orna ment and representative of the best so- cietv of the commonwealth, always lively and gracious' yet dignified. And in the evening shadows of her lone life a widow for fifty "years her society was sought by the intellectual and lefined. "When, in the spring of 1786, Dr. Franklin, Charles Carrol and Samuel Chase, a committee of the Continental -Congress invested with its delegated powers, went'to Canada on a diplomat ic mission, they were entertained at Albany by General Schuyler, and by him conveyed to Lake George. Mr. Carrol wrote of the General in his journal: "He behaved to us with great civil- ty; lives in pretty style; has two daugh (Betsy and Peggy), lively, agreeable, black-eyed gals, who made our stay very pleasant." These were Elizabeth, afterward Mrs. Hamilton, and Margaret, the fu ture spouse of the Albany patroon, Stephen Van Rensselaer. In the spring of 1780 Miss Schuyler accompanied her parents to the head quarters of the Continental army at Morristown, New Jersey, where they tarried several weeks. She attracted much attention. There Colonel Ham ilton, "Washington's accomplished secre tary, enamored by her charms, wooed and won her, and they were marreid at Albany in December, the same year. From that time she was one of the most beloved and cherished friends of Mrs. ftrashineton, until the death of the latter, more than twenty years af terward. Their mutual attachment seemed like that of mother and daugh ter. Mrs. Hamilton was deeply affected by the demise of ner distinguished friend. Two years later she was com pelled to endure a far greater bereave ment in the sudden death of her hus band, at the age of forty-seven, slain by a pistol ball on the duelling-ground at "Weehawken. For fifty years after ward she lived a widow' dying at the home of her only daughter, Mrs. Holly in Washington City. In a large pock etbook which she carried about her person was found a letter written to her by her husband on the morning of his departure for the fatal field. It was much discolored by her tears. She had carried it in her bosom for half a century. I was in "Washington at the close of 184S, and enjoyed the privileg of pass ing my first evening there with the ven erable widow of General Hamilton. She was then in the ninety-second year of her age, and showing few symptoms, in person and mind, of extreme longe vity. The sunny cheerfulness of her temper and quiet humor, which had shed their blessed influences around her all through her life, still made her deportment genial and attractive. Her memory, faithful to the myriad impressions of a long and eventful ex perience, was ever ready with its vari ous reminiscences to give a peculiar charm to her conversation upon sub jects of the buried past. She was then the last living belle of the Revolution, and possibly the last survivor of the notable women who gave a charm to the Republican court at New York and Philadelphia during Washington's ad ministration. When I revealed to Mrs. Hamilton the object of my visit, her dark eyes beamed with pleasurable emotion. She seated herself in an easy-chair near me, and we talked without ceasing upon the interesting theme until invi ted by her daughter to the tea-table. At 8 o' clock we were joined by a French lady, eight or ten years the junior of Madam Hamilton. Our conversation began abruptly. "I have lately visited Judge Ford at Morristown," I remarked. ''Judge Ford, Judge Ford," she re peated musingly; "Oh I remember now. He called on me a few years ago and brought to my recollection many little events which occurred while I was at Morristown with my father and mother durinc the war, and which I had forgotten. I remember him as a bncht boy. much thcucht of by Mr. Hamilton, who was theu Washington's secretary. He brought to mamma and me from Mis. TYashington an invitation to headquarter soon after our arrival at Morristown." "Had you ever seen Mrs. Washing ton before?" I inquired. "Xever. She received us so kindly, kissing us both, for the General and papa were very warm friends. She was then almost fifty years old. but was still handsome. She was quite short; a plump little woman with dark brown eyes, her hair a little frosty, and very plainly dressed for such a grand lady as I considered her. She wore a plain brown gown of homespun stuff, a large white neckerchief, a neat cap, and her plain gold wedding ring which she had worn more than twenty years. Her graces and cheerful manner de lighted us. She was always my ideal of a true woman. Her thoughts were then much on the poor soldiers who had suffered during that dreadful win ter, and she expressed her joy at the approach of milder spring-time." "Were you much at headquarters afterward?" I inquired. ,,Only a short time the next winter and an occasional visit," she replied. "We went to New Windsor after we were married, and there a few weeks afterward Mr. Hamilton left the Gener eral's military family. I made my home with my parents at Albany, while my husband remained in tho army unti after the surrender of Cornwallis. I visited Mis. ftrashington at headquar ters at yevbu'p outlier invitatjon, in the summer of 17S2, when I remember she had a beautiful flower garden plant ed and cultivated by her own hands. It was a lovely spot. The residence was an old stone house standing on the high bank of the river and overlooking a beautiful bay and the lofty highlands beyond. ftre were taken fron New burgh in a barge to the headquarters of the French army, a little below Peek- skill, wheie we were cordially received by the Viscount de Naoilles, a kinsman of Madam Lafayette, sho was Mr. Hamiltons warm friend, ft'e remained there several days, and were witnesses of the excellent discipline of the French troops. There we saw the brave young Irishwoman called 'captain Molly.' whom I had seen two or tlnee times before. She seemed to be a sort of pet of the French." "Who was 'captain Molly,' and for what was she famous?" I asked. "Why, don't you remember reading of her exploit at the battle of Mon mouth? She was the wife of a cannon ler a stout, red-haired, freckled-faced young Irish woman named Mary. While her husband was managing one of the field pieces in that action she constantly brought water from a spring near by. A shot from the British kill ed him at his post, and the officer in command having no one competent to fill his place, ordered the piece to be withdrawn. Molly (as she was called) saw her husband fall as she came from the spring, and she also heard the or der. She dropped her bucket, seized the rammer, and vowed that she would fill the place of her husband at the gun and aveng his death. She performed the duty with great skill and won the admiration of all who saw her. My husband told me that she was brought in by General Green the next morning, her dress soiled with blood and dust, and presented to Washington as worthy of reward. The General, admiring her courage, gave her the commission of a sergeant, and on his recommendation her name was placed upon the list of half-pay officers for life. She was liv ing near Fort Montgomery in the high lands at the time of our visit, and came to the camp two or three times while we were there. She was dressed in a sergeant's coat and waistcoat over her petticoat, and a cocked hat. The story of her exploit charmed the French offi cers, and they made her many presents. She would sometimes pas3 along the French lines when on parade and get ber hat nearly filled with crowns." "You must have seen and become j acquainted with very many of the most distinguished men and women of Amer- delphia, lived quietly at private lodgings ica, and also eminent foreigners, while and when the retired President and your nusband was in Washington s his family lett the seat of government Cabinet," I remarked. "Oh, yes," she replied. "I had lit tle of private life in those days. Mrs. ftTashington,who, like myself, had a passionate love of home and domestic life, often complained of the , waste of time' she was compolled to endure. 'They call me the First Lady of the Land, and think I must be extremely happy,' she would say almost bitterly, at times, and add, they"" might more properly call me the Chief State Pris oner.' "As I was younger than she I min gled more in the gaieties of the day. I was fond of dancing, andVusually at tended the public balls that were given. I was at the1 Inauguration ball the most brilliant of them all which was given earlv in May at the Assembly Rooms on Broadway, above Wall street It was attended by the President and Vice-President,the Cabinet officer's, a majority of the members of Congress, thcIFrench and Spanish ministers, and military and civil offiecrs, with their wives and daughters. Mrs Washington had not yet arrived in New York from Mount Vernon, and did not until three weeks later. On that occasion every woman who attended the ball was pre sented with a fan, prepared in Paris, with ivory frames, and when opened displayed a likeness of Washington in profile." "Were you often at balls which ftrashington attended?" I inquired. "Frequently." Did he usually dance on such occa sions?" "I never saw Washington dance," she replied. "He would always choose a partner and walk through the figures correctly, but he never danced. His favorite was the minute, a slow, grace ful dance, suited to his dignity and gravity, and now little known' I believe.' "Mrs. Washington's receptions were v--j -brilliant, were therui-?" I asked. "Brilliant so far as beauty, fashion social distinction went," she replied; "otherwise they were very plain and entirely unostentatious.' ' "Did you usually attend them?" I asked. "Frequently. I remember a very exciting scene at one of her earlier re ceptions. Ostrich plumes, waving high over the head formed a part of the evening head-dress of a fashionable bflle at that time. Miss McEvers, sister of Mrs. Edward Livingston, who was present, had plumes unusually high. The ceiling of the drawing-room of the President's house, near Franklin square, was rather low, and Miss McEvers' s plumes were ignited by the flame of the chandelier. Major Jacksoa, Washing ton's aide-de-camp, sprang to the res cue of the young lady and extinguished the fire by smothering it with his hands." "You saw many distinguished French people, refuges from the tempest of of the revolutionary in France, did you not?" I inqaired. "Very many. New York became much Frenchified in speech and man ners. Mr. Hamilton spoke French fluently, and as he did not sympathize with the revolutionists who drove the exiles from their homes, he was a favor ite with many of the cultivated 'emiges.' Among the most distinguisned of these was Telleyand, a strange creature, who staid in America nearly two years. He was notoriously misshapen, lame in one foot, his manners far from elegant, the tone of his voice was disagreeable, and in dress he was rather slovenly. Mr. Hamilton saw much of him, and while he admired the shrewd diplomat for his great intellectual endowments, he detested his utter lack of principle. He had no conscience. In the summer of 179-4 he spent several days with us at the Grange, on Harlem Heights." 'Did you entertain the youngson of Lafayette and his tutor at the Grange a year or two later?" I inquired. "We did, while they were waiting for Washington to retire from office. They came to this country when the Marquis was in au Austrian prison, and his wife and daughter gladly shared his fate, their son, George Washington, was sent to the protection of Lafayette's beloved friend. The president and Mrs. Washington would gladly have re ceived him into their family, but state policy forbade it at that critical time. The lad and his tutor passed a whole summer with us at the Grange. At length he and bis pupil went to Phila- for Mount Vernon, the tutor and pu pil accompanied them. When the young man and his father were in this country twenty-odd years ago, they very warmly greeted me, for the Mar quis lovedplr. Hamilton as a brother. Their love was mutual." I might repeat many more utterances of interesting personal reminiscences of the venerable and venerated matron, but these must suffice. At my request she kindly wrote her'nuie in my note book. I bade her adieu immediately after tea. Her sweet spirit departed on the 9, of November, 1854, afttr a pilgrimage on earth of ninety-seven years and three months. Benton J. Lossing, LL. D. THE" SPRINTERS. It was ancntliusiastic crowd of Dodge people who went to Hutchinson Friday to witness the foot race between Frank Only of this city and F. Ryan, manager of the Hutchinson base ball team for $300 a'sidc, of which mention was made in our last issue. In making the start Bryan at tern ted to fool Only, and in doing so Only se cured a start which made the race a walk over for him, and he crosssd the line fifteen feet ahead of Biyan, and was waving his hand to him to come on. This result was a sore disappointment to the Hutchinson people, as they had good reason to believe their man was a good one, and thev were very anxious to make a second match on the ground. Only was fresh from his desk, and not trained up to a point where it was wise to at tempt a second race without rest, and he consented very reluctantly as his friends should not have urged him to do. The match was finallj made for a purse of $200 over the same course. In starting Only's foot slipped and he lost ground and the same thing occured again when the race was half run. At seventy five yards there was live or six feet of day light between the two men. Only closed up this gap by a splendid burst of speed and if the distance had been two jumps greater would have won without a quea tion, as it was both judges declared the rare a tic, ant! hnaly tne iiutciynsou man reversed his decision, and on ap peal to the referee the money was hand ed over to Bryan, much to the disgust of all fair minded men, which includes ti large part of the Hutchinson people who witnessed the race. Before leaving Hutchinson Only's backers aiade a written challenge for another race in this city same distance for any amount from $300 up. We think we have the best sprinter in the West if not in this country, and are willing to back the opinion by covering nil the money that Bryan's friends will place. The Hutchinson news pays Mr. Only the following handsome compliment: "Only has made quite a record at this distance, having beaten Gibson, the not ed sprinter, about three weeks ago, at Dodge City. Only had never been beat en until Friday at his distance 100 -yards. He is the acknowledged champion of the south and southwest, and though he abhors the thought of being consider ed a sprinter, he would with proper train ing in six months be the champion 100 yard runner of the country. He has been employed as assistant county clerk of Ford county for the past three years, and is a perfect little gentleman, very popu lar with every one vrho knows him, and very intelligent and agreeable. His friends and backers were among Dodge City's most respectable citizens, who had perfect confidence in their man, knowing him to be thoroughly honest and a hard worker, and confident that Only would discountenance anyming looking to a "hippodrome" race." or unfair COJTVENTIONS. So many important political events are crowding together, that our readers may be interested in the following list: National Republican Convention at Chicago June 19. State Convention at Topckit July 25, to nominate a republican candidate for govenor, leiutenant govenor, associate judge of supreme court, secretary of state auditor, treasurer, attorney general, superintendent of instruction. Ford county will send three dele-rates. State Convention at Wichita May 9, to nominate four delegates at large and four alternates to the Repuplican Na tional Convention, also two presidential electors from the state at large. Ford county will send three delegates. Congressional Convention at Garden City May 1, to nominate a candidate for congress in the seventh district embrac ing the thirty seven counties of South western Kansas, also a presidential from the seventh district. Ford county will send three delegates. Senatorial Convention Ness City May 18, to nominate a candidate for state senator. County Convention to be held at Dodge City April 21, to select delegates to at tend each of the above Conventions ex cept the one at Chicago. 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