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Bodge City Times.
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Calf For Immfaration Convention
Doode City, Kaxs., Feb. 18, 1800.
Jin Immigration convention for South
western Kansas is hereby called to meet
in Dodge City, at Kelly's opra house,
on Friday, February 28th, at 2 o'clock p..
m., for the formation of a Southwestern
Kansas Immigration Bureau. Each coun
ty have a representation of two (2) deleg
ates in said conventon. Each county is
earnestly requested to sec that delegates
are sent to said convention and futher re
quest immediately on selection of delega
tes to forward the names to the secretary
L. A. Laubcr, Dodge City.Kansas.
R. V. Eva-s. j
1- A. IiAcnEit, Committee.
W. 1'. I'etii.uox, )
The plumbers of Kansas have had
about as hard a time of it this winter as
If all the schemes on foot to relieve
the farmers of Kansas materialize they
will shortly get out of the hole.
What the fanner of Kansas should
insist upon is a reduction of the corn
rate in Kansas roads the local com
rate. The State Hoard of Railroad
Commissioners, if they have any sense
left, and Gov. Humphrey, should ar
range for another conference with this
end in view. The railroads by acceding
to this equitable reduction will save
themselves a heap of trouble nest
While our standing army is nothing
to brag of in the way of size the report of
Adjuant General Skelton on the militia
force of the United States shows that
we have after all an arinyof resj.cctabie
proportions. With the militia force of
111,000 officers and men and a standing
army of 25, 000, we have a Lodvoi 13G,
000 trained soldiers ready lo take the
field at once if the necessity should arise.
We have besides these over seven mil
lions of men available for military duty,
and any country tint would like to pull
the tail feathers of the. American eagle
may try it, and sec what will happen
The naturalist, the progressive farm
er and all intelligent and thinking per
sons will be interested in the scries of
six articles on the study of insects to
be begun in the New York Ledger of
March 1. The scries is by Profe.nr
John H. Comstouk, of Cornell Univer
sity, the eminent naturalist, and will
describe the insect pests which annually
injure the fruit aud vegetable crops of
the country to the extent of $100,000,
000. Particular attention is given t-j
the pests which ravage cotton, rice and
grain fields and orchards, gardens and
vineyards. Professor Comstoek shows
that the cotton worm of the South has
been responsible for an average loss
yearly of $30,000,000 to the cotton
crops. He considers the terrible dev
astation of certain insects, such as the
locust in the West, the potatoo beetle
and the cotton worm, have been bless
ings in disguise, as they have shown
the possible powers of those "once de
spised creatures and have occupied the
attention of the leading scienticst of
the world to such an extent, that grow
ers may teasonably hope that the rava
ges of the insects mentioned may be
confined within certain bounds. Pro
fessor Comstock also treats or insects
useful to the farmer. His articles are
of the greatest value.
He Likod the "Good Old Days."
"'So, I'm doue with drink. 2o more
forme. I guess I've drank my share,
"I used to run around with the boys a
good deal several years ago," he contin
ued. "But I met several of them down
town one night last week and we started
out to have a good time together and the
result makes me a temperance man for
life. Why, it wits almost sickening. In
stead of the free-and easy, hail-fellow-well-met
crowd3 we met in barrooms in
other days the new generation of beer
drinkers seemed like a lot of conspira
tors. The' were quiet aad grave, as if
bent on some serious mission, and spoke
in whispers. Ifo; when it comes to the
point th&La raau has toask for a glass of
"befsb-Z fwr 9 if t xepm. n. fnvnr nnrl KnlimTr In ft
jg&fcritical ernminatiou as to his sobrictv bv
si.'MS,- bartender, count me out.
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The following programme will be carried out at
the Farmers' Institute to be held at the court
house in this rity oa February 27th, JSKt.
Address of welcome Hon. It. W. Eai.s.
Jtespoasc lion. A. W. Smith of McPherson.
1. Why the Herd Law should be abolished
S. Why tho Herd Law should be retained J.E.
3. Sliallow culthttion John Eidenour.
A. Butter makias Mrs. Pogu-v.
5. Irrigation Hoa.M.W. Sutton.
C. Best Breed of cattls for the Farm - Dr. D. D.
?. Mutual IMatlon of Traic tu Agriculture -
I F. forer. y
8. Poultry H. P. Sices.
9. How tj Beautify our Homes W.J. Elliott.
10. Pnfl sin Horse Baising-Geo. E. Wattins.
IS, Alfalfa J. II. Churchill.
13. Vegetables on the Farm X. llayrath.
14. Diversity of Farm Crops W. C Duscfcer.
15. Potato Culture L. Uibbard.
16. Com Culture Thomas Weston.
IT. Whcat.Cnlture-J. F. Goudy.
Geseral Discussion to follow the reeling of etch
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.V6-.? aMMlMp mnATTfjt V&rtln Mahler. Seen-
'tT. win b preientto assist.
Republican paptrs committed to per
manent prohibitive protection explain
that the cause of low pnees for farm
prrducts is overproduction the rapid
extension of cultivated lands.
How dees the explanation do the
farmer any good and in what respect
docs it alter the inequality of burdens?
The cause of the downward tendency
of prices for manufactured goods is al-1
o overproduetion-the extension all
over the commercial world of manufac
Overproduction is a deceiving word.
It implies that more is produced than
can be consumed. In practice it means
only that more is produced than the
consumers are able to pay for under ex
isting conditions. It means that some
condition exists which prevents con
suming markets from buying all that
they would like to have. For instance,
if protective tariffs impede the impor
tation of American wheat and meats in
continental Europe the people of those
countries, many of them starving and
most of them insufficiently fed, are un
able to consume and a large surplus
product is thrown back upon the Amer
ican market to force down prices at
home still further. If tariff in Ameri
ca enable manufacturers to limit their
pooduct by combining, then labor em
ployment is reduced, the price of the
manufactured goods, though perhaps
lower than twenty years ago, is kept
higher dim it should be under the gen
era! lowering of the cost of production,
and both farmers and laborers are forc
ed into on artificially disadvantageous
Cheap production and low prices arc
not an evil of themselves except when
the reduction so effects debtor classes
that the liquidation of money'debts in
commodities at low prices when the
debts were contracted in a high price
era may extend difficulties over a large
number of people.
Cheap production and low prices arc
an evil when the industry employing a
majority of people is left, not only to
bear the full effect of cheapness, but to
contend against contraction of their
markets in other countries; and when
at thesame time the producers of goods
which the chief industry has to buy arc
artificially permitted to hold up prices.
The Ciiii-ago Tribune has printed an
editorial telling farmers that overpro
duction is the only trouble with them.
But Mr. Madill in Washington spoke
his individual, not his editorial, opinion
ami aid that there is no sense in talk
ing about free tobacco and whiskey
while clothing and sugar are taxed.
War taxes, he says, must be taken from
the necessaries and the promises of tar
iff revision made to the farmers by the
republicans must be kept or the present
majority will be wiped out. Mr. Me
dill finds a necessity for a lame defence
or protection through his pabcr, but his
personil judgment is that of a decided
tariff reformer. No western man of
penetrating intellect can possibly have
any other private judgment. It is rjonj-'
sense to be talking about taxing necva
saries and it is also nonsense to talk
about overproduction ou the farms un
less the working of overproduction all
along the Hue is explained. Farmers
were deceived by one sided argnments
in 1SSS, but they know too many things
this year to be satisfied with half truths.
Every day the mail brings to The Times
letters from farmers aud other persons
in farming communities expressing de
termination to votf against MeKinlcy
protection at the first opportunity.
Most of the letters arc from republicans.
Democrats voted against it before. Xo
doubt Mr. Medill gets letters of the
same tenor, and when he implores the
republican to take the tariff out of poli
tics he is influenced by apprehension
over republican supremency in the
northwest. After Blaine's letters from
Europe in 1SS8 and the republican
campaign of that year, it is hard to see
how that party can get the tariff out of
politics. It would be entertaining to
observe the effort, with McKinley at
the head of the ways and means com
mittee. The Prohibition Thtrst-
T riie Lcarcnworth Son.
In order to learn something concern
ing the amount of whisky used in Kan
sas, the Sun ciused an inquiry to be
made at the collector's office in Kansas
City, Mo., and learned from the report
of the wholesale Iiqtior dealers filed in
that office during the months of October,
November and December, 1889, that
collection district had shipped into Kau
nas 1,597 barrels of distilled spirits.
When we remember that Kansas City
and other points in the western district
of Missouri contributed 400 barrels or
whisky per month to quench the thirst
of Kansas, and then remember that Ill
inois aud Kentucky were likewise con
tributing in the same direction in the
"original package" barrels, aud then
in addition to all that, take into account
the "jug trade" and small package pour
ing into Kansas from all sources it is an
easy matter to conjecture that the
whisky famine is not and can not be
considered very serious in this state.
It is not an extravagant estimate to
say that the whisky shipped into Kan
sas is not less than 2,000 barrels per
Only four States in the Union pub
lish more papers than Kansas, New,
York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois.
Kansas has 52 dailies, 3 semi-weeklies,
710 weeklies, 3 semi monthlies, 27
monthlies aud 2 bi monthlies total,
Some Other Tho-:.s."
A mm nest wm1 hi- lirue to ever- trx-'s
Sie ojc; critics all are rcaiy maJe.
It la easier to crltici'e than to correct.
Recognizing the tiath of the above
quotations tte writer would be among
the lust to enlcr the IUt s a critic IJui
dicussiou is free, aad sometimes wc fell
justified in lutertxoing ur protests vi.cn
men whose words should carry nio.-li
weight inadvertently or otherwise al!o'
their writtings with staements that S2ems
to us manifestly unfair and deductions
that are unsound. We believe in dealing
frr whh all men and all beliefs. We
I believe in entertaining the nri-siimnlion
that each man is honest until the contrary
is shown. We sliouid hz charit-tblc and
"Shall I .ifk the braic suMier who fisbts by my
In the cause o :ntnUinl. if our creed- a;rct-r
Shall iciieuj) tnefrieud I have almd ai.d
If he knee! not .it I Ik same altar with tr.vi''
It is certainly right for any man to de
fend the belief, whatever it may lie,
which ho honestly entertains. It is cer
tainly right for any man to expose, if he
can, the errors of an antaguiiistic.faitu.
But this should be done in kindness aud
with perfect tairnes3. Attack the bef'ef
jut not the holder of it. If a man is in
error and can be made to kuov.- it he will
forsake bis way it he is wise. If he lias
not wisdom he will not be apt to acquire
it through assaults made upon him.
Neither is the influence of such sttack
good upon oth'is. They will rather
sympathize with him who is sought io I e
made the victim of proselyting onslimght.
It was a Grecian sage who said 'Treat
your friends remembering they ina3--:nc
day be your enemies, and your enemies
remembering they mar some day be your
The Agnostic of to-day may be the
Christian of to-morrow, and vice versa.
On every hand we see the iuterrhange
ability of human beliefs. The Church
of Home draws her two great Kuglish
Cardinals from Ihebosomcf a Protestant
church. Catholic divines modify
their religious faith and grace the pulpits
of evangelical churches. It jbert G. In
gersoll's father was a I'nsbytcrian ckr
gyman. His son if he has one, may be
another Presbyterian minister, or a Cath
olic priest, or an A gnostic like his pirout.
Whatever may be his belief we must ac
credit him with honesty in entertaining it.
Ingersoll says he doc3 nnthateP.ps'ij teri
ans, but Presbyterianisra. This is right
from his standpoint. The Christians
should cot hate agnostics but agnosticism.
Either Christian or Agnostic, if lie at
tacks the belief of the other should be
quite unimpr.ssioned. in doing so. There
is but one investigation that is of any
worth and that is the investigation for
truth. The truth we should honestly
and earnestly seek and accept
as we understand it let it 1)3 what
it will or lead us where it may.
It is folly foramin to wish that i.epiight
entertain a certain or given belief. Let him
wish to know the truth, whether in accord
with or antagonistic to the belief. If the
belief in question commends itself to his
highest understanding he cannot but ac
cept it. If it does not so commend its-clf
he should not, indeed, cannot accept it.
Our consciences will he true to sincere
conviction's whether our lips are or not
Shall we call the man on our left a fool
or a knave because he settles upon ag
nosticism ns his ultimate belief? Shall
we call the nnn on our right a hypocrite
because he accepts Christianity ns his
leading star? Botli imy be honest men
and '"an honest man is the noblest work
of God." Let us he fair. Let us be civil.
Let us be kind if we can. The minncr
in which some Agnostics talk of Christians
is shameful. The manner in which some
Christians speak and wnte of Agnostics
rahould make their wi'erbrethern to blush.
It all comes from the inability of miny
men to rise above prejudice. "They
talk of principles but passions prize."
'They are the long necked geese of the
world, that are ever hissing dispraise be
cause their natures are little." There is
room for us all in the this world and
there is room for different beliefs. All
may not be neec3r.ry; the fittest alone will
survive. It were better farthat we exerii
plitied the trnlh of our own faith thin
that we should charge those who diffi-r
trom us with being insincere or with
lacking rapacity to understand. Can any
reasonable man doubt the sincerity of
Bishop Fos. of Dr. Hall or Cardinal
Gibbons? On the other hand can he
doubt the integrity and good faith of.l.
Stnart Mill, Herbert Spencer or Prof.
Huxley? These men are nil earnest
searchers for truth. They examine dili
gently all sources of infoimation and
heir conclusions arc the result ot their
In the writer's reply to Uev. Wright
nothing more was iutcudeii than to insist
upon fair treatment of Agnostics and of
all other men of whatever religious or
philosophic?! belief. The question was not
"Isn't :uy opinion just as good as yours"
but was 'lias not a man a right to form
aud entertain an opinion for himself?"
Incidentally one or two other matters
were touched upon inasmuch as they had
been sprung by llev. Wright in his first
article "and wero as the writer thought
vulnerable propositions. Itev. Wright in
his final paragragh says he zan nor argue
with "Amicus" first because he hids
behind a lion de plume; second because
he makes definitions so freely, and oh
jctts to the diiinilion given for "Infinite"
viz: 'with beginning but without trtl.
Wc have onlv to say in rt-ph that we nev-
ut inlindcd any argumtnt. no more at
least man is uiuicaicu aiiovc. i iur uiu
non t!c plume, we will concede for the
sake of h-irir.oay Unit it mav be an iusup
erable barrier to argument but as to the
meaning of "infinite" we beg leave to ru
fer Uev. Wright to Webster's unabridged
dictionary edition of ISot (the one at
hand when the reply to llev. Wright was
written) page C02 where amr.ung others
the following definition of ''infinite" may
be found: "That will have no end. Thus
angels and men, though they have had a
beginning wiil exist in infiniterluration."
Also "That has a. begining in space but
is infinitely extended." Wc were contend
ing that the mind (soul) is infinite in du
ration and the definitions quoted arc our
authority for saying that infinite means
with beginning but without end. Un
questionably as Kev. Wrignt says, un
limited, immeasurable, boundless, are al
so convel definitions for "infinite "
The writer would here close tills per
haps already overlong contribution, were
it not that one "J. P." introdu. cs himself
and seeks to grace the "lijusif.B," S3
he is p!easi-d to term it. with s -m 3 tge
reflections of his own. lie begin-by ray
ing that the writer does not argue fairly
andlogicaly and this becnurohe is an
Agnostic "Perhaps "J. P." did" ao! rjid
the writers article to which he essays to
reply, If he did he must know ths: we
there said. "The writer is uot.;t variuae
with the conclusion if If v. Wright tak
ing that conclusion to Lo a dis-sgrcemeul
with Agnosticism," Als-i. the writer Je
Ieives thi Aguostiu is wiling, but he is
not wroas hecuisu he is iu the raluority."
Yet "J. P." u'utiii.rs the information
that the wriltr is an Agi.ostic. It is not
oar purpose to tStecurs the raliucinr.tiva
power of liie Agnostic or of anyone
else. But such nu as-crtidu as dm: "an
Agm-slicdoes not reason fairly mi.l logi
cally" must rin its w i dtniih knell.
The gitattit l.igiu iu of Modi-rn liii.es
wa one of the most pronounced Agnostics
ana ii iieuiu not ni-on ii'uc.tliy in (-up
pert of his philofopi.al ten.-tsjhnlinr.icji
of proof is on J IV to s!:.w liiat fict
if he would maintain his n.-isnif.n '.?.
P," after quoliin' an nxtomatit pio-si-tion
says if the same is true be is glad lie
has not sense and never had. He Is to be
comraisserated "J. P." makes thr fur
ther mistake of assuming that the o-ips
tiosor discussion was as io the truth o! ,
Christianity. Probab'.y no other raa-'er;
obmsc TW LS"o '"1 '
s:on as to the prop? r rpplicatUm of t!.c
whether there are one or aanr pntiti"'
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having tbe attribute ot infinite duration
anc soms. cj jt .' cr ; . .o maintain
il.e rightof i-cry n-m t. i -cstigate re
iegious orotherqufstions forhinifelf and
to form h-.s own conrius oi. What we
contend for is.iirneh and cuuitecy in the
trea meat of ml rrn whiieycr may be
their form ofbi-!, f. Critici-c the opin
mu bin uoi.it i.busctiie bolder of it.
One o' the rno-.t p2deiual wiys to Injure
the influence of Ci'rif tianity is to charge
tliot ho do ;iot ireept it with di!one"s-
ty egotism or '.v t mptcd tra -ny." Or t
atlniriu- acr.uental li-ippeuiugs oreffects,
ti.e physical c-iuse of which can be wholly
or partially tracd. to the direct interpo
sition of D.vine Providence. Thinking
pople n-ject such teachings and may re
ject with thcji vital truths that wouTd
otherwise find acceptance. Xo Main
tain Christianity by historical corrobora
tion: by the inherent evidences of the
Divine Word; by all the arguments t fiat
can be drawn from inspiration end from
nature. Maintain it by analogy. Main
tain it so far as vour personal belief is
concerned, by your pirsonal conviction.
If after all has been considered 3-our
brother ran not share your faith, if be
cannot accept the Christianity which you
hold o sacred why remember that he is
n mnn and that you are no more. He is
as much entitled to his opinions as you
are to yours. He is a3 intelligent as you
are and ns honest mid is just as likely to
be right . in his conclusions. If iie is a
tine pan he will not call vou a hypocrite,
and if you are a true man you will not
call him dishont-st. egotistical, or a fool;
for many of the wisest and bet men in
the world are Agnostics. Amicus.
TFrom our retjalar corrcpoodent.l
Though not formally presented to the
House the majority and minority re
ports of the committee on rules have
been in the hands of the Journal Clerk
since Friday and have been ordered
printed, in preparation for the big de
bate. The majority report iiwcrcal de
tail explaining the differences between
the new code and the one formally in
uc, but the statement of differences is
unaccompanied with argument, except
in the case of the rule as to ascertaining
a quorum an 1 that providing that "no
dilatory motion shall be entertained by
the Sneaker." These and the rule that
one hundred members shall constitute a
quorum in committee of the whole, are
the on!)' radical changes. Against
these, the miinnrity report, signed by
Mesrss Kandall and Carlisle is mainly
directed. The minority report indi
cates that the debate on these three
points will be protracted.
The Senate committee on public
buildings and grounds has been ordered
to report by bill, or otherwise, plans
for the erection of several public build
ings and the purchase of sites and for
an addition to the White House. The
debate on the question has awakened
geueal-intcrcst and the public appears
as much in favor of the idea as do the
Senators. Only niggardly legislation
has prevented the erection ef several of
the proposed buildings long ago. By
this delay the government has lost sev
eral million dollars, for now that the
necessity can no longer be fought off
for any length or time, land in the bus
iness portion of the city has increased
from the prices of five years ago iu a
startling manner. Land now sells in
the open market from three to ten tunes
whrft it brought then. What it will
bring in a few years more can be faiut
iy iimgincd. And Ui:c:e Sam needing
laud, sits with his hands in his pockets
full of gold, auid lets opportunity drift
Senator Morrill told the Senate in his
speech the other day that Uncle Sam is
paving over $100,000 per annum in this
city i u renting uuildings, often awkward
ami arehitectually uusuitcd to public
butir.es, sometimes badly lighted and
ventilated, and generally making no
pretension to being lire-proof. Many
of these rents, by tricks that arc dark,
are double what an)- other tenant would
psy. In these insufficient structures
arc stored thousands of tons of govern
ment records that could only bo partial
ly rcprodueco and" that at immense
eot. The only person who derives any
bencGt is the happy landlord.
The newer government buildings are
fire pi oof, but a few of the older ones
make no claim to luingso. Senator
Morrill pronounced the government
printing jflice a mere shell, a death
trap. The government owns seme of
the finest printing machinery in the
world, with tons of excellent material,
and iwsesses the electrotypes of work
that costs thousands to produce, and all
this propci ty is contained in a crazy
shell of a building, thin walled, built
piecc-meil as urgent necessity called
for additions, racked out of shape by
machinery, and with floors sagging
from the weight of material.
These interesting barracks are hardly
less objectionable from a sanitary stand
point, if one considers human life of
any value. Ventilation is wretched and
the heating apparatus, upon the con
struction of which locil engineers are
placing so much stress since the awful
Tracy tragedy of last week, is. of the
most autiduatcd description. There
would be no supply of water to the up
per floors in ciseof fire. The building
is full of dark passgjs and corners
where men work as in a mine and with
hardly elbow nem.
This overcrowding retards work and
that seriously, in seasons of a great
ri:h of work as in December, and dur
ing the last month of each session.
And every year, as the country grows,
the amount nf work to be done increas
es. About the only thing satisfactory
about the printing tifnce l its sight.
Tht. j.1CJtjt)11 js j a neighborhood where
worKOian can live at i rcasuiiauie rate
and rents are low. and ;t is convenient
to the Capitol, with which the hurried
l'u.-inn tF the Congressional Uecord
Of more ( ufch lo. i! iiuj urtuncc is
tbe question -f a cty port office.
The present building is an ancient hotel,
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,i.,i- ,u-t. inn nn-irr.it:ir- I nr m-tnr-
j'ty of the
clerks work unlcr gaslight,
and fev.cr gas rcyi.s supreme. The
difficulty of procuring a suitable site
has thus far invented Congressional
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action in this case. It will be however,
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of some interest to learn what Congress
will do for two of the hirdest worked '
classes of people in the eraj loy of the
The ballot box investigation has de
generated into a merry farce in which
the dirty linen of Ohio politicians is
being washed for the edification of the
public. The examination is of the
most slipshod character, and the com
mittee on accounts are about to put a
stop to any f utther expenditure of gov
ernment funds in mileage and fees for
witnesses to prove facts that have al
ready been established. There will
probably be an end to the case this
To the Editor of the Times:
In your is3ucof Jan. 39th a correspond
ent who signslumself Free Range objects
to tiie present Herd Law for alleged rea
sons which he gives. He says wc have
no cattlemen in this'pnrt of Kansas, that
the soculled cattlemen are mixed farmers,
and do more farming than our would he
farmers and in the bottom of his article
tells us that this is not a farming coun
try, it seems queer that anybody should
farm in a country, but we all know how
the majority of our cattlemen farm in
tbi3 country. Free Hanger may have
been unsuccessful in his attempt to farm,
this proves nothing, the writer of this has
done as much farming as any man in this
county, and after twelve years of experi
ence is well pleased with the icsulu and
even :f our crop3 are r. partial failure ic
the Inst two years, still believes that this
is a good enough farming country. Tree
Hanger kicks because some fanners do
cot haul their crops home in the fall, then
fence it, aad let the owner of stock make
use of the grass. Most farmers pay taxes
on their farm aud ought surely to be al
lowed to do with their land as they may
please, it cost the farmer labor and mon
ey to have the use of his farm, and if the
stockmen wishes the use it half of the
ycar.hc ought at least contribute some
thing towards paying taxis on this laud.
Free Ranger claims that before our pres
ent Herd Law was in force, farmers were
not compelled to fence, and he asked the
repeal of the law, promising that Kittle
owners would not turn loose during crop
seasons. From experience I know that
before the present law was in force, every
township had one or more mtn whose
cattle were allowed to roam at will day
and night, summer and winter tramping
dswn trees and destroying the crops of
everybody. These cattle ownera are the
cause of our present Herd Law rnd
ought to be as much despised by Free
Ranger as the would he-farmer who only
scratches over a few acres of ground and
if lucky get oOcts worth of feed to be left
in the field season iu and 'out. Free
Ranger claims that we did not have half
the trouble before the Herd L.w was in
force as now, of course the cattle owner
had it all their owu way, stock could
roam at will. Up to 1885 a few farmers
were here aud these had to grin and bear
it, if they found their seasons work dc
stroyed in one night by a herd of cattle
theie being uo redress, ever since the
country was settled up and until last year
many a farmer had to play cowboy and
held somebody elscs cattle day and night
or have his crops destroyed. I do not s.iy
that all owners of stock are black sheep
and would willingly allow their stock to
eat up and destroy the crops of their
neighbors, and should it happen, be will
ing to pay all reasonable damages done.
I know lots of my neighbors Hint pay for
surplus feed and grass to feed to their
stock, almost any farmer is willing to sell
to his neighbor and stock owner all corn
stalk, grass and other surplus feed for a
small consideration,- which any owner of
stock can well afford to pay. If we wcre
to abolish the Herd Law what would pre
vent our good and bad stockowners from
turning their stock loose summer as well
a3 winter. I believe a majority of our
present farmers intend to make this their
home, they have set out orchards, shade
and forest trees, improved their farms,
plowed up a good deal of laud. They
have had hard limes to pull through. We
have had dry seasons before and will
have them again; we also had good sea
sons and more of the latter than the for
mcr. It might suit some men to have
these farmers run out of the country
when they ought to be encouraged to stay.
a3 oac or two good seasons will enable
them to fence their crops and become
stockmen. The repeal of the Herd Law
might suit some localities ia cur county,
but not for the whole county, as we have
more successful farming carried on in our
county than Free Range is aware of.
The area of wheat and rye sown last fall
will not be much below 4000 acres and
may overreach it and lrom till rcport3
promises a big yield if stock is kept off of
it, but if 14 or 15000 head of cattle which
our county has, arc allowed to tramp all
over it, the yield may be much reduced.
Personally it would be to my interest
to have no Herd Law and have Free
Range, but for some of my neighbors, it
would be, watch their crops day and
night, or have their crop3 destroyed by
stock and be compelled to fence or leave
Quite a number of farmers sowed spring
wheat in this part of the county.
Mr. C. E. Lopp, of Spcareville, spent
last Saturday and Sundaj with friends in
S. C. Rhoadcs contemplates putting up
a wind power soon.
Tommie Stautb had an attack of which
was supposed to have been la grippe on
last Saturday. -
George Stauth'a school ended last Sat
urday with a dinner and spelling bee.
School will take up at So. 53 the 1st of
Mr. T. S. Bozcman, -of St. Louis, suc
ceeded in putting up lightning rods at
2u. 53 and Concord school houses.
J. B. Sinmard visited this vicinity
week before lost hnd succeeded in killing
four wild go-so which wrfhed 52ibs.
School will lake up at Prairie Flower
next week with GoreStaulh as teacher.
Mr. T. 31. Grc7a has been on the sick
list with the "Gripp" tbe past few weeks.
FRS EDUCATION FOft CIRLS.
A most praiseworthy movement is
about to bfrsel oa foot by The Ladies.
Home Jockxal of Philadelphia, It pro-
. . , , ,
posts to give any young girl of !C years
cr over wn0 ,,,. scnd to it oe,wecn now
anJ Jauauary 1st, ISO!, the largest num-
ber of yearly
a complete e.
suoscrioers to toe journal
complete education at Vassar College or
any other American College she may
select. The education offered includes
every branch of study, with every ex
pensc paid, the Jockxal agreeing to ed
ucate the girl irrespective of the time re.
quired or the expenses involved. To
this also pinned a second offer which
guarantees to any girl of 1G or over who
secure 1000 yearly subscribers before Jan
uary 1st a full term of one year at Vas
sar or any other preferred college, with
all cxpeaces paid, thus making it possible
for any number of young girls to receive
free educations at the best college. Any
girl can enter into the competition, and
any such can be thoroughly posted by sim
ply wri.ing to the Ladies Home Jours
m. at 435 Arch Street, Philadelphia. The
management says that it bas been led
to its genrous offers by the fact that there
are thousands of parents throughout the
country anxious to educate their daugh
ters, and yet can not afford the expsnses.
This step helps to a comparatively easy
solution of the problem, since it throws
a ftcc education into the hands of any
bright aud active girl. The Journal's
movement is one t!it certainly cannot be
too highly commended and praised.
Value of Aifafa.
Speaking of alfalfa as a hay crop
Prof. O' Brine of the Colorado State
Experiment Station at Fort Collins,
''In the first place, alfalfa stands
preeminent. a with its three and
often four cuttings, it is au easy task
to average five or six tons per acre over
large area3. Much larger yields have
been realized in exceptional cases. In
thesccond place, alfalfa is au easy plant
to cultivate when once started, and
even m the begining is not more dif
ficult to start than other seeded plant,
as red clover and the grasses. When a
good stand has been secured, with any
ordinary care, it does not kill by free
ingor other hardship, provided irrigated
in fall and reasonably early in the spring
This being the case, al! can see what
as advantage alfalfa has over other
forage plants in the arid region. This
does not argue for its exclusive cultiva
tion, for other forage plants; aud mil
lets, corn should supplement alfalfa,
the mam support in mixed farming.
All accounts due the Times up to Jan.
1st 1S00 are payable to me aad should
be settled at once, as I am desirous of
leaving for the east as soon as possiable
Stat of Kaunas, Ford Cointy, ss.
Clurle Lnnl and S. Mitchell, partners as Lnnd
Lcrcrctt G. Iloics and Ella S. Boies, his wife
Ily virtne of an OrJcr of Sale to me directed and
delitcr.il. iffiied ont of the '.7th Jndicial District
Court of the State of Kansas, sitting la and for
FVml comity, in said State, I will, on
Sitnrdiy. March. Sind, A. D.lSM,atthehonrof 2
o'clock p. m. of said day, at the Court House door
in DottKcCity In IhcCounty and State aforesaid,
oiler at public nle and sell to the highest bidder,
for cash in hand, the following described real pro
Tbe southeast quarter of section fifteen 15 in
township twcaty-fle 23 south of range twenty-one
Sl.wtstof the 0th P. SI.
Said property to be sold as commanded by the
said order of sale.
II. R. HELL, Sheriff.
SlicrlTs Onicc February 17th, 18)0.
State of Kansas, Ford County, ss.
Alfred llorccnail, plaintiff
William U. F. Griffin and .Mrs. Griffir
his wife, defen iants.
llv irtue of an Order of Sale to me dirc-tcd and
delivered, issud ont of tbe 27th .Indicia District
Court of the State of Kanxns, pitting In and foi
Ford county. In said State, I will, on
Saturilny, March 2.M. A. D. 1SU0 at the hour of
2 o'clock l. m. l said ilav. at the Court House
door In Dodge Cit In the County, and State afore
ald, olier at I ublic sile and sell to the highest
bidder, for cash In hand, the following described
res! property, to.wit:
Tbe southeast quarter of section nine 0 In town
ship tMcnty-nino 9 south of range twenty five iZ
Said nronertv to be sold a-s commanded by the
said order of sale.
u. 11. HELL. Sheriff.
Sheriff-., Offlce, Feb. 17th, 1S30.
Timber Claim Planting
Honey and Black Locus Plant no
other. The Locust, the only success
ful tree grown in western Kansas, es
pecially on the upland. Over 300,000
plantr grown in Nursery 1 V miles north
of Bellcrout From 12 to 24 inches in
birst Class - J per thousand;
2nd Class - $2 per thousand;
3rd Class -. SI per thousand
Address J. E. Hellcckcr,
Bellfont, Ford County, Kan.
Trees for shipment delivered at
are grown from our trees.
The largest stock of
for Timber Claims la tbe world. 330 acre in
Xursiry Stock. AH kinds of new and old
FruIU Forest. Ornamental Trees and Shrubs,
ry-t t i l)t?t2 Bid null Fruit at hard
UIlAl IjO times prices, t" a paper
derated to ruit-iirowimj. i year Vf L' If
to all who bav S1.00 worth of stock. -T IIEjXj
Our Nurseries are located within fifty miles of
tbe center of the United States, and our shipping
laciiiues are nnesceiieo.
TnKEE HUNDRED AGENTS WASTED.
JSTSend at once for Price I.It, to
CAEPEXTEK & GAGE.
In accordance with the prorisious of Section
119, Chsptei 18of tbe Statutes or tbe State of
Kansas. Notice is hereby given to the citizens of
ibe Cllr of Dodge City Kansas, that the Poll book
for the rrguiratira of loters for tbe ear IPSO, are
now open. And will be closed for the purpose of
registration trn days prcceedinjr any election to be
beid in said City.
Geo. F. Joins,
January, 13th. ISX.
Erenrtens.Forest Trees. OnutnentleTree torn
lering Shrubs and Plautf, and hardy fruit Trees.
GOOD STOCK. LOW A'UICES.
Send for our Catalogue nl see -what we offer yon
FINJJET & LONO, Ellsworth, Kawsu
Have just received a Hue stock oi
All Kills i IH'mima
and have placed
well known in Dodge City.
PRICKS A3 LOW
will be pleased to
and see my stock.
The State of KaLsas to John Darin, Greeting.
You are hereby notified that jou have been sued by
J. IL Ripple, before J. B. Moffett, a Justice or the
Peace of the city of Dodge City, Ford county,
Kansas, and unless you appear before said Justice
on the IS day of March, 1890 at 10 o'clock a. m.
aid J. 11. Ripple will take judgment against yon by
default for JllSO and cost of suit. That a garnishee
summons has been issned in this suit on II. B.
Bell, sheriff and said IL B. Bell sheriff baa ans
wered the same before said Justice showing his
indebtedness to yon in the sum of $10.68 which
sum, or so macs thereof as may be necessary
will be paid to said Justice to satisfy the jud;
ment prayed for in said snit .
J. B. MorriTT, J. P.
J. M. Llotd,
Attorney for plaintiff.
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of fine American Zephyr Gingham of one
of the largest booses in tbe East. This is
a quality that some booses retail for 15c
and some booses torlWc but our price
for twenty days will be
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These fine Gingham will not be shown to
tbe citr trade as they woold all be sold before
yoor orders come to os.
Send for samples at once and judge fox yoor
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J. D. G-AST02T.
First publication January, 23rd 1S0O.
By virtue of an order of alc Issued out of the Dii
tnct Court of Ford Countv Kansas.
nhereinJ.lt. Walking i plaintiuT and Westley
Shafer, ZobiiM Vallier, George V. Murphy, Mrs.
Georec H Murphy, Charles .F. Macleary, J. F.
Frankey and Luel.a S. Frankey are defendants, I
Saturday, February, SSnd ISM at the hour of 2
o'clock p. m. at the front door of the building
now ued as a court house in the City of Dodce
City, County of Ford, and State of Kanas. offer
for sole at public auction to the highest bidder,
for cash in hand, all & riirbt, titleand Interest ot
the aboie-nanird defendant in and to the follow
in described real property, situated in the County
of Ford ami State of Kana, to-Hit:
The cat half of the North East quarter of sec
tion thirty three 3:1 and west half of the North
West quarter of section thnty ;focr 31 In town
ship twenty r!-V 23 of ran;e twenty three 23.
bald property Is levied upon a the property of
the above-named defendants, and will be sold
without appraisement to sati-f y said order of sale
Sheriff's 0fflce.W0.I3e City, Ford County, Kans
January 13th, 1SW.
. II. B.BELL, Sheriff-
W . J. Pattmsox and
Attorneys for Plaintiff.
The undersigned Iiatlaz been retort. to hrallh
by slnrplc means, after suffering for scteral years
with a severe luc? affection, and that drad dis
ease CONSUMPTION, is anxious to make known
to hi" fellow suITtrers the means of cure. To
tho-e who desire It, he will cheerfully send free
of chanjel a copy of the prescription used, which
they will find a snre cure for CONSUMPTION,
ASTHMA, CATAIiUH, IiKONCIIlTIS and all
throat and lun; MALADIES, He hopes all suf
fcrers will try this remedy, as it is invaluable.
Those deslrin; the prescription, which will cost
them nothing, and may prove a blessing, will ad
dress, Kev. Eiiwabd A, Wiuox, Williamsburg,
Kings County, New York.
First publication January, 23rd 1S!W.
Br Mttncof an order of rale Nued out of the
District Court of Ford Comity Kim-., nherein
Emily A. Unck i- plaintiff and Whltscll Lewis,
Carey bmith and Jennie Smith ate defendants, I
Satnnlay, Fcbrniry, 22nd 1STO at the hour of 2
o'clock p. in. at the front duor nf the building now
ued as a court house in the Citr of Dodge City
County of 1'ord um! Mate of Kansas, offer for
sale at public auction to the highest bidder, for
cash in hard, all tbe rig'it, title aud interest of t'.e
aboto-named defendant in and to the following
described rrI property, situated in tno Ciunty
of Ford and Stale of Kansa-. to-wit:
The south we-t quirtcr of ectioi twenty six 2C
in ton nhip tuenty eibt S3 of range twenty flvc23
SjI.I property In levied upon as the property of
thcahue-uamed defendant -ftid uill be sold
without appraisement to ati-fy a;d order of sale.
Sheriff's offlce, Dud.;c City, Ford Cointy, Kns-,
January, 15th, IsOO.
II. K. BELL, Sheriff.
W. J. Patteri-iv and
Attorney for PUIutlff,
State of Ka.ii, Ford County, ss-
British and American Mortgage Company.
Mack A. Scarlett, Dame A. Williams and Mrs
Williams, his wife and J. a MendenUU
By . lrtue of an Order of Sale to me directed ane
delire.-ed. Issued out of the 27th Judicial Distric
Court ofthe State of Kania', sitting in andfoi
Ford county, Iu said State. I will, on
Saturday, March 2Jnd, A.D.lbOO. bttween U11
hours of 1 o.dock p. zn. and 3 o'clock p. m. of said
day, at the Court Ilonsi door in Dodge City in the
County, and State aforesaid, ..Herat pnolicsals
and sell to the highest bidder, for cash In band, all
thnriilit. title and interest of the above named
defendants In and to the following described real
Tae southeart quarter of section t'lirty-Svc 35
in township twenty-nine 23 soath of range twenty
op.o west of the lh P. SI.
Said proiirrty levledon, and to be sold astb
property of theaboic naiacd drfendants.
II. B-BELL, Sheriff.
Sheriff's Oilce, Dec 18th, !&.
First publication January 23rd 1S.
By lirtuenf an Order of Sale Is.ned out of tht
District Court of Ford County Kansas, wliereii.
Mary White Is Plaintiff, an 1 Jo-iall T. Alezandct
and Ellen Alexander arc Defendants, I will on
Saturday, February, 22nd, 103, at the hon:
of 2 o'clock p. m. of said day. at the front door ol
the building now used as a Court House In the
city of Dodge City, Connly, of Ford and State ol
Kansas, offer for sale at public auction to tb
highest bidder. for ca!i In hand.
11 the ri"ht- title and Interest nf the above-named
defendant in and to the following described rca
property, situated n thdCoaniy 01 roru ana
State of Kansas, to-wit:
Tbe South East quarter of Section Twentv Sev
en 27 In township twenty eight 2S of range twenty
Said property U levied upon as tao property ol
the above-named defendants, and will 1 sold
wlthont appraisment to satisfy said order of sale.
Sheria s omce, uodge ciiy, 1 ora lonniy, ivanc
"anaary, 15th 1890,
II. B. BELL, Sheriff.
VV. 1. Pattsbsox and
Attorneys for Plain. Iff.
First Publication January 23rd ISM.
SyTlrtiieof anorderofsale Issned out of tht
District Court or Ford County Kansas, wherein
Irvin wood iaplaiatiff and William M.Morris and
Mrs. William ST. Morris his wife are defendants I
Saturda'-.Tcbruarr, iial 16K) at the liour of
o'clock p. m at the front door of the balldlng now
oseo as a court hocse In the City of Dodge .Citr
Countv of Ford and ttHte of Kana. offer for salt
at pn'b'Jc auction Ut tile highest bidder,
forcshinhand, all the right, tlllo and InterM
of tbe aboVe-named ilefendant in and to the foi
lowing described real property, situated in tht
County of Ford and State of Kn, to-wit:
Tbe West half of the North East quarter anc
Cke east half of the North West quarter of sectioi
thirty four St in township twenty eight 2S ol
range twenty three 23.
Said property Is levied npon as the property of
tbe abare-named defendants, ai.d will tie sole
without appraisement to satisfy said order of sa
Bberira Offlce. Dodc "City, Ford Co. Kansas
January, 15 13. - .
SI. 1. !X.bl OIKIU.
'. Pattzbsos and
Attorneys for Hamuli.
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