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The Globe-Republican.
The FORD CO. GLOBE, Established 1877. nBn,intmi i(W9
The FORD CO. REPUBLICAN-, " IS. Consolidated, 1889.
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Small Profits and Quick Sales,
and One Price to all, is the Mot
to of our Business.
When two ride a
Steed, one must
sit behind.
We always ride
in Front.
We are in front this week
with a store "chock full" of
bargains. We told you last
week about that wonderful
bargain in all Silk Ribbons;
we have still some left, though
they are selling like "hot cakes'
on a frosty morning. To those
who did not happen to read
our ad, we will tell them that
they are a lot that we bought
for cash at just half price. All
the newest Fall Shades; send
for samples.
You say you need warm
Underwear worse than ribbons.
All right; we've got 'em. For
the Children we have them in
either Natural Grey Wool or
Scarlet, from 35c up; for La
dies from 50c up; for Men
from 50c up; all good, heavy
arid warm, and extra good
As it is likely that we shall
soon have some nasty weather,
And, whether it's rain,
Or whether it's snow,
We'll have to weather it
Wliether or no !
So we say be sure and be well
shod. We start the ball rolling
with a good strong serviceable
Button Goat shoe for Ladies,
at 99c, cheap at $1.35; and a
regular $2.00 Button Shoe for
$1.50; solid leather all through.
Then we have big bargains in
liner grades.
Have you heard of the 27
inch all-wool Dress Flannels
we are selling at 25c? They
are usually sold at 40c.
At 50c we show you an extra
tine heavy-weight Tricot Wool
Dress Goods, sold elsewhere
at 75c.
Anything you need be sure
and price the Bee Hive goods
first, as a pointer for you what
goods are worth. We feel sure
then, if you go all around town,
you will come back.
Your friends,
Strange & Summersby.
Peter Harding's
Condition Powders are well
and favorably known. E. R.
Garland has prepared and
sold them in Dodge City for
the last six years; they are
the best and cheapest in the
Methodist Episcopal.
Rev. W. II. Rose, pastor.ttt newM. E. church
every Sunday, at 11 a. m. an 7:33 p, in. Sun
day School at 9:45 a. m. Prayer meet
ing on Thursday evening and young folks
prayer meeting Tuesday evening at 7:30.
Rev. J. M. Wright, pastor. Services every
Sunday 11 o'clock and 7:30. Sunday school 9
o'clock, prayer meeting Tuesday evening.
Protestant Episcopal Church.
Services every Sunday at 11 :00 a. m. and 7:30
i. in. Ladies' Guild meets every Thursday,
Mrs. J. H. Finlay, Pres. of Guild.
J. J. Summersby, Lay Reader.
Regular services at the church on the first
and third Sunday each month, at 8:00 and
10:30 a. m.
C. L. Kkarfdl, Rector.
A A. F. A A.M.
Mr Regular Communication of St. Bcr
L M nards Lodge No. 222 meets second
r an fourth Fridays of every month,
at 8 p. m., in Masonic Mall, Dodge City, Kan
sas. AH members in good standing are cor
dially Invited to attend.
C. W. Willett, W. M.
J. C. BAIRD. Sec'y.
K.of P.
Meets e.verv Tnesdnv eveninn In
Wj$J. O. O. F. Hall, Dodge City, Kansas.
ff3?jaAll regular members are cordially In-
vireu to attena. u a. lauber, u. u.
W. X. Harper, K. of R. s.
Hall of Corona Lodge,
- I. O. O. F., No. 137. j
Lodge meets every Wednesday
evening in new lodge room of
I. O. O. F. All members of the order in
good standing invited to attend.
Sobt. Buchanan, Jf. G.
Chas. Leeson, Secretary,
A. O. U. W.
Protection Lodge No. 172, meets every Mon
day night at 8 o'clock, Masonic Hall, Dodge
City, Kansas. Visiting brothers are cordially
invited to meet -with us -when in the citv.
Frank Akins, W. M.
C. K. Hudson, Recorder.
LEWIS POST, 294, G. A. R.
Meets at I. O. O. F.Hall, Dodge City, Kansas,
on the first and third Tuesdays in each
month. Members are earnestly requested
to attend. Visiting comrades cordially in
D. L. Sweeney, Commander.
J. F. Cobb, Adjt.
S. K. OF A. O. U. W., Dodge City.
Legion No. 53 meets at Masonic Hall the
First and Third Thursday's of each month at
7:00 p. m. Comrades visiting in the city
are cordially invited to meet with us. W. E.
OAKLEY, S. C. Frank Akins, Recorder.
State of Kansas to the heirs of Henry T. Mc
Ncal, deceased, whose names and places of
residence are to plaintLT unknown.
You will take notice thai you have been
sued in the district coart in and for Ford
county, Kansas, by William D. Sutton and
that unless you answer the petition tiled in
said suit on or before the 21st day of Decem
ber, 1889, said petition will be taken as true
and judgment rendered against you accord
ingly, foreclosing a mortgage executed and
delivered by Henry T. McNeal to Jarvls Conk
ling Mortgage Trust Company, dated the 1st
day January. 1887, on the following described
real estate, in Ford county. Kansas, to-wit:
the northwest Quarter of section eight (8).
township twenty-nine (29), range twenty-four
(24) west oi tne sixtn pnucpai menaian, aim
for the sale of said real estate, without ap
praisement, to pay the debt secured by said
Witness my nanu anu oinciai seat.
Clerk District Conrt.
L. E. McGarry, Deputy.
Beardsley & Gregory, Att'ys for PItff.
(First Publication, November 6th, 1889.)
Farmers, in order to save
trouble and expense in the
spring, keep your stock in
good fix during winter; the
tonic properties of Peter
Harding's Condition Pow
ders will keep stock strong
and healthy for spring work.
They are prepared and sold
at E. R. Garland's Drug
Store for 25c per pound
An Exquisite Engraving.
A very costly and elegant steel plate
engraving has just been executed in the
highest style of the art, copies of which
from a limited supply, are now ready for
delivery, and will be sent to any part of
the world on receipt of twenty-five cents
each in stamps or coin. The noble
graudeur of the "Entrance" to the Gar
den of the Gods is the favorite theme of
the poet and painter. The outer para
pets are of pure white, while the interior
columns spring boldly from the plain to
a height of 350 feet the whole suggest
ing the ruins of a vast temple. These
towering walls form a majestic frame
work for the snow capped summit of
Pike's Peak which reveals itself among
the clouds in the far distance. To se
cure an early copy of this admirable
work of art, address John Sebastian,
General Ticket and Pass. Agent Chicago,
Rock Island and Pacific Railway, enclos
ing the price, twenty-five cents.
Ford County Teachers.
The Ford County Teachers' Associa
tion met in the Presbyterian church of
Dodge City, Friday evening. November
1st. On account of the unfavorable
weather but few attended the evening
Saturday morning at 10:30 the associ
tion again convened. As several were
absent that had beeu assigned papers for
the morning session, the order of the
programme was changed. Win. Leath
erwood read a short paper on "What
Should be Accomplished by our Bead
ing Circle," and a short discussion fol
lowed. Miss Rose Musselmau then gave
a recitation entitled "Woman's Power."
Afternoon the association considered
the subject of ventilation of school
rooms. Miss Lillie Hanna and some
others gave some suggestions and meth
ods of ventilating rooms. Mr. Messerly
opened the subject of "Written Exam
inations." This was discussed at length
by the teachers present. J. A. Beadle
read a paper on the classification of the
country schools; Miss Anna Edwards a
paper on the benefits derived from the
classification of the country schools.
This completed the programme as an
nounced. Some arrangements were then
madeforjthe Southwestern Kansas Teach
ers' Association, which meets in Dodge
City on Thanksgiving evening. Miss
Evelyn Baird, Miss Lillie Williams, Mrs.
Gaddis, Dr. Rose, Mrs. Wolff, Miss Jen
nie Crawford and Miss Flora Swan were
appointed to solicit entertainment for the
visiting teachers. A committee on re
ception was also appointod consisting of
Prof. E. D. Webb, Rev. J. M. Wright
and Miss Thome. A motion that the ex
ecutive committee appoint the time and
place of the next mdeting was carried
after which the association adjourned.
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Wright Doings.
Wm. Warner has resigned his position
as section foreman.
Operator Bridgman is taking a vaca
tion of a month. He will go to Wiscon
sin to see if he can find a wife, and will
then visit his parents in Virginia.
Mr. Taylor, of Burdette, is the new
section foreman.
We bad a big rain and snow storm on
Thursday, the snow was about four
inches deep at this place.
A. M. Gill succeeds John Bridgman as
operator at this place.
The old land mark, the Ly Brand
house three miles northeast of here has
been removed.
B. S. Tobias has gone to Belpre, Kan
sas, as station operator.
Department of the Interior,
Washington, D. C, Sep. 19, 1889
United States District Land Offices.
Gentlemen: In addition to an ex
planatory of the circular issued by this
office on the 8th of March last (8 L. D.,
314), in regard to the act of March 2,
1889 (25 Stat., 854), for your information
and the information of settlers who ap
ply for leave of absence from the tracts
covered by their several settlements, un
der the third section of said act, and
other parties interested, it is hereby di
rected that any settler so applying ' shall
submit with his application to the regis
ter aud receiver of the proper land office
his affidavit, corroborated by -the affida
vits of disinterested witnesses, setting
forth the following facts, viz :
1. The character and date of the en
try, date of establishing residence upon
the land, and what improvements have
been made thereon by the applicant.
2. How much of the land has been
cultivated by the applicant, and for what
period of time.
3. In case of failure or injury to crop,
what crops have failed or been injured
or destroyed, to what extent, and the
cause thereof.
4. In case of sickness, what disease or
injury, and to what extent claimant is
prevented thereby from continuing upon
the land; and. if practicable, a certifi
cate from a reliable physician should be
5. In case of "other unavoidable cas
ualty," the character, cause, and extent
of such casualty, aud its effect upon the
Lland or the claimant.
6. In each case full particulars upon
which intelligent action may be based
by the register and receiver.
7. The dates from which and to which
leave of absence is asked.
The foregoing is not to be understood
as imposing restrictions upon settlers
over and above what the statute contains,
or to modify the conditions therein pre
scribed for the enjoyment of the right,
but merely to indicate what facts should
be set forth in the required affidavits,
leaving with the registers and receivers
of the several district offices the duty of
making application of the law to the
particular cases presented, subject, of
course, to the supervisory authority of
the Department.
W. M. Stone,
Acting Commissioner.
Approved : John W. Noble,
Secretary of the Interior.
Angust, 1889.
During August, 1889, six low pressure
storms appeared within the region of ob
servation over the North American con
tinent, the average number traced for
the corresponding month of the last fif
teen years being nine and seven-tenths,
and eight storms were traced over the
north Atlantic Ocean. Severe local
storms were most frequently reported in
New York. Pennsylvania, Minnesota aud
Kansas, aud they were more generally
noted on the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 7th. 13th, and
14th. The most important storm of the
month on the north Atlantic Ocean ad
vanced northward off the coast of the
United States between the thirtieth and
fortieth parallels of latitude from the
25th to 27th, inclusive, attended at sea
by gale$'i)f great violence. The distur
bances in the Caribbean Sea and the
Gulf of 'Mexico preceding the appear
ance of this storm did not, apparently,
possess well-defined movements of
translation. The Acrtic ice reported did
not differ materially in distribution aud
quantity from the average for the month,
and the fog reported west of the fortieth
meridian west of Greenwich about
equalled the usual amount for August.
The mean temperature was lower than
usual in the Atlantic coast states and
then westward south of the Great Lakes
to the eastern slope of the Rocky Moun
tains, in the valley of the Columbia river,
and at Los Augeles. Cal. ; elswhere the
mouth was generally warmer than the
average August. In districts where the
meaB temperature was below the aver
age the departures were less than five de
grees, while at stations in the British
possessions north of Montana the mean
temperature was more than five degrees
above the average August values. At
Fort Assinniboiue, Mont., the highest
absolute temperature recorded for Au
gust during the period of observation
was reported, while at Portland, Me.,
Jacksonville aud Key West, Fla., the
minimum temperature was lower than
noted for the corresponding month of
previous years. Killing frost occurred
at Galena, 111., on the 1st; at Grand
Rapids, Wis., the night of the 4-oth, and
at Linkvillc, Oregon, on the 19th.
The rainfall of the month was very ir
regularly distributed, and was greatest
in areas in the Atlantic coast states, and
in Nebraska, where it exceeded ten
inches. .-Over a considerable portion of
California and Nevada no rain fell, and
in parts of Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and
Pennsylvania the rainfall for the mouth
was the least ever reported for August.
Snow was reported at one place only,
Greensburgh, Pa., on the 15th. Disas
trous floods occurred in parts of Con
necticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
Maryland, Virginia, Colorado, Missouri,
and Nebraska, and damaging drought
was reported in sections of Montana,
Dakota, Missouri. Kansas, Utah, Texas,
Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois and
A well-defined auroral display was
observed at Saint Vincent, Minn., on the
night of the 28 -29th; noteworthy solar
nalos were reported at three stations In
New York on the 23d ; and brilliant me
teors were noted in Georgia on the 11th,
in Texas on the 14th, and in Washington
Territory on the 22d.
Nearly everybody will remember
the great Boston Jubilees which took
place after the war. Mr. P. S. Gilmore
conceived the idea of paying a monster
musical tribute to the consummation of
the peace of the nation, and in 1869 gave
the National Peace Jubilee, with a band
of 1,000 pieces and a chorus of several
thousand voices made up from the vari
ous States. This was such a grand suc
cess that he conceived another, on a
grander scale, which took place in 1872,
celebrating the'peace then existing be
tween all nations. This was the most
gigantic festival ever held upon earth,
and comprised a band of 2,500 pieces,
including five of the best bands
of the Old World, and a chorus of 20,-
000 singers, the entire attendance being
100,000 people. Gilmore conceived both
of these, and organized and conducted
them. To make the music more grand
and inspiring, he then used a large bat
tery of heavy artillery and a large num
ber of anvils. This is the 20th anniver
sary year of the great Peace Jubilee and
it is being celebrated by hundreds of
jubilees all' over the country, which re
vive the memories of Gilmore's wonder
ful festivals by reproducing the salient
features, such as the anvil chorus and
artillery accompaniments, etc. One
grand jubilee in this great series will be
given here at McCarty's opera house,
Monday November 25th, when ten steel
anvils and six patent breech-loading,
electric-firing cannon will be used, and
the great Gilmore Band of New York,
conducted by P. S. Gilmore in person,
will be heard in all its excellence, assist
ed by the following renowned vocal
Mme. Blanche Stone-Barton, the emi
nent Boston prima donna soprano, who
is considered the leading American con
cert singer of the present time, and Miss
jenny Dickerson, a favorite contralto
from recent operatic success in England.
Characteristics of the Weather
Correspondence New York Times.
Dodge City. Kan., Oct., 26. At this
point on the Southwestern plains. 2.600
feet above sea level, the Santa Fe and
Hays City trails crossed each other in
days gone by. The Hays City trail had
its beginniug in Texas, aud over it thou
sands of cattle were driven annually hy
semi-barbaric cowboys. The Kansas
Pacific was the only overland railroad
then, and Hays City enjoyed the dis
tinction of being the principal shipping
point for Texas-growing cattle.
In the trips to and from the railroad
the cattlemen were iu the habit of camp
ing near the intersection of the two
famous trails. This fact was taken ad
vantage of by enterprising frontier tra
ders, who freighted goods to the spot,
and thus the nucleus of what soon be
came known as the wickedest town in the
west was formed. The name. Dodge
City, was bestowed in houor of Gen. G.
Dodge of the army, who had recently
established Fort Dodge on the Arkansas
river, five miles to the eastward.
As greed was the prime factor in the
beginning of Dodge City, it may readily
be believed that considerations of com
fort had little weight with its fouuders.
Tents, dugouts, sodhouses, or "wicki
eups" were deemed eminently satisfac
tory by the early inhabitants, most of
whom had lived a nomadic life for so
many years that they had lost all desire
for civilizing influences.
Dodge City was an exceedingly prim
itive affair during the first few months
of its career, or until the outside world
became interested in it. Then it began
to take on "airs." Those of long expe
rience in the west do not need to be told
that the depraved of both sexes flocked
to this "wild and wooly" frontier settle
ment. Twenty years ago there was a
class of vicious people west of the Miss
issippi river, whose mission it seemed to
be to settle in every new town, if for
only a few days or hours. There were,
apparently, as many women as men in
the villainous tribe which swooped down
upon Dodge as soon as its name became
known along the great western trails.
Saloon outfits had already made their
appearance, and more of the same class
were freighted across the plains, togeth
er with lumber, for of the latter commo
dity the region was entirely destitute.
Gradually wooden buildings, such as
may be seen in the new towns of Okla
homa to-day, succeeded the flimsy
structures of the primary period, and
several streets were laid out. The main
thoroughfare, which was called Front
street, ran parallel with the river. Along
this a row of buildings with square fronts
was erected, and every one sheltered a
saloon, a dance hall or a gambling den.
"The Palace," "The Dewdrop Inn,"
"The Golden Fleece," and kindred signs
were conspicuous in this row, and some
of them are still to be seen, time and the
elements having dealt leniently with the
work of the artist. Business houses in
creased rapidly in number, but so did
the "dives," and their evil influence was
Dodge owed its initial boom to the
cowboys, and these wild, reckless spirits
"staid by it" until they found their oc
cupation gone. Their earnings were
spent here, and during the early days
they made it their headquarters for
pleasure and for paying off old scores.
The lasso, as every man in the southwest
knows, was, and is, a death dealing in
strument in the hands of an expert. Men
standing on the street in Dodge have
felt the blight of the rope settle upon
their shoulders, have looked up to see a
mounted enemy at the other end of the
lasso and then have been jerked from
their feet and dragged at the heels of the
flying broncho to a terrible death. Once
in a while, to vary the monotony, a gang
of cowboys would ride through the
streets, yelling like madmen and dis
charging their pistols at pedestrians, re
gardless of consequences. Affrays in
saloons were of almost daily occurrence,
and to-day old residents will point out
to the stranger dark stains on the floors
of deserted rooms which were caused by
the life blood of some "tough" or "ten
derfoot" who died with his boots on.
From all that I can gather this was the
favorite method of dying in Dodge City
for many years. A handsome brick
school house now stands on an elevated
piece of ground which twenty odd years
ago bore the significant appellation of
"Boot Hill." When the building was
erected the bones of thirty men who had
been called hence without having had an
opportunity to remove their footgear
were unearthed and carried to the Pot
ter's Field on the adjacent prairie. Their
identity bad long since been lost, for it
had not been the fashion in Dodge to
mark such common things as graves.
In 1873 the Atchison, Topeka and San
ta Fe railread was in operation through
thi3 wicked city. Its coming developed
a new industry and cput more money in
circulation. Vast herds of buffalo roam
ed the plains in the vicinity. Hitherto
they had been killed for sport, but, now
that speedy transportation to good mar
kets was possible, the business of slaugh
tering the animals for profit began in
earnest. The number killed daily seems
almost incredible. Professional "hunters
mounted and equipped with rifle, pistol
and lasso, would ride into a herd of buf
falo and kill from fifty to a hundred with
out drawing rein. Each hunter employ
ed a gang of -skinners." who would fol
low his course w ith wagons and remove
the hides from the slain animals. Hides
averaged a dollar a piece in Dodge City,
and a dealer is there yet who claims
to have purchased a round million dur
ing the years just proceeding the exter
mination of the buffalo. Most of the
carcasses were left to rot ou the plains,
and subsequently "bone hunters," made
their appearance and removed the last
traces of this bloody crusade. There
are several buffalo hunters still living in
Dodge, and they tell wonderful stories
of their adventures, at the same time
deprecating the wholesale slaughter
which they once indulged in. They can
well afford to moralize now that their
occupation is goue.
Communication by rail with the out
side world ouce established, Dodge City
throve faster, but still preserved its rep
utation for wickeduess. Men went
armed as iu former years, and the sound
of the revolver was not uncommon,
while the population of "Boot Hill" kept
increasing. There were not lacking ef
forts ou the part of reputable citizens to
put a stop to crime. A. church was
built, and around it rallied the better el
ement. But the "toughs," continued to
rule the town for years. The little shab
by church building is still standing and
is one of the show places.
It became the custom of a crowd of
loafers to gather at the railroad station
at train time and entertain the travelers
who alighted to stretch their legs with
blood-curdling tales calculated to deepen
the popular impression that Dodge City
was the home of thieves and cutthroats.
"I say Bill," one would say in the
hearing of the passengers, "that was a
prime hanging bee last night! Have
they caught the other niggers yet?"
"You bet!" would be the reply, "and
the boys are going to string ein up in
front of 'the Palace7" to-night.""
"How's that feller what got skelped in
the shindig?"
"Doc Brown says he thinks he'll pull
through, minus his ha'ar, and with his
brain works a-showin'."
"Great heavens!" a passenger would
exclaim, "was theie really a lynching
here last night?"
"Bet yer life, stranger," would come
the reply, "right over behind the knoll
yonder there's three coves a hangin this
blessed minute, and they'll have compa
ny to-night, too. That's the way we
treat meddling tenderfeet in these parts."
As likely as not at this juncture some
one behind the station would fire a re
volver and the gang would yell and start
for the scene of the alleged fracas, many
of them firing into the air as they ran.
In the meantime the travelers would re
enter the train aud pray, metaphorically
or fervently, accordiug to the extent of
their religious training, that it might
start at once. In this way was the evil
fame of Dodge City perpetuated.
Time has effected many changes inthis
town planted amid the great plains. The
Hays City trail has long since been aban
doned, the cowboys have withdrawn
from the town and the region, the sa
loons and the "dives" have been closed,
attractive brick buildings have been
erected, churches and school houses
abound, and now irrigation promises to
make the city the center of a vast pro
ductive region. People no longer go
armed in Dodge City, and the stranger
within her gates can walk the streets at
all hours without being shot at.
City Bnsiness Men and Farms.
Drovers Journal.
Have you noticed that while fanners'
boys are flocking to the cities to do cler
ical drudgery at little more than starva
tion wages, their city employer.?, the
far-sighted business men, axe investing
heavily in farm property.
The Drovers Journal feels safe in as
serting that mere than half of the
wealthiest business men of Chicago have
bought or are buying farms. The fact is
a significant one for young farmers to
bear in mind. It means that while the
value of property is at a low ebb now the
time will come when much of the best
farm property will be in the hands of
those who are now paying smart country
boys 810 per week for ten to fifteen
hours' counter or desk work per day.
The Gilmore Jubilees.
Gilmore is coming to give us a taste of
what the big Boston Jubilee was like in
I860. He will be at McCarty's opera
house, Monday, November 25th, with his
best band in the world, his anvil brigade
and battery of six cannon, vocal artists,
instrumental soloists, etc. The pro
gramme will include some of the finest
gems of classical compositions, and
much that may be termed the light
operatic and popular music with which
the masses of the American people are
familiar. It will please everybody.

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