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THE ROCKING CHAIR.
My grandmother aat in thia old rocking chair; Bnt she was not my grandmother then. And her i.wei t little :aee was bewitching. fair. As it laughed a defiance to men. Her sun-bonnet fluttered like bird on its string. Hor tresses trailed free on the breeze; And gaily I ween did my grandmother sing. Underneath the old gnarled apple trees. My grandfather rode through the white orchard gate And tethered his steed to s tree; He had c- ris j:ro)ng thick oer his silly young pa e. And high Hessian boots to bis knee. From the p.nk apple blossoms that ovar nisi hung. He brushed off the dew with his hat. Till he came to the spot where the rocking chair swung And my merry young grandmctksr sat. The kingcup and cowslip bloomed 'round far and wide. The bees from their sweetness did sip; But my grandfather blushed and my grand fathc r sighed. Ashe flicked oT their heids nith his wbip. Then my grandmother hummed her a cunning old song "Faint heart never won lady fair:" So he sizhea ;ind he sued, and before very long There &at two in this old rocking chair. Flttsbuigh Dispatch. m m THE WESTEEN PUMA. Something Concern intr His Habits end Enemies. Ranchmen DIsilNln to Use the Rifle Upon Him, Kut Lasto and MrngU Him A Western Guide's Reminiscences. "Most any cur do?, big or little, will tree a painter: then while he sits up there on a bipr limb watching the dogs cavort around, you can sneak up and shoot him in the head. A lasso's the cutest thine: to snare a painter with on the run." The speaker, my guide in the South west, was one of those men sometimes met with in the backwoods or on the i frontier, so surfeited with wild life that j they see little remarkable in tneir aa ventures and take every thing in camp life very much as a matter of course. John possessed that truthfulness that comes from a disposition to look at all things logically, and I never knew him to exaggerate, even when telling snake stories. He was, and had been ail his days from boyhood, a great hunter, noted as the most successful and expe rienced for miles around. His wagon loads of wild ducks, geese and turkeys were famous, the game being all killed by himself and his brother. In his un educated way he was both naturalist and sportsman and besides many hunt ing tales and interesting zoological facts, he related to me his experience with that great tawny cat, the puma or panther, which is not unfrequently met with in the great prairie district. The panther in search of small game -will not unfrequently wander to some distance from the thickets of mesquite And black chaparral that in miniature forests of often great extent serve him for hiding places. Sometimes the well mounted ranchman, while pasture rid ing, spies the great cat thus out of his element and, swinging his lasso, makes straight for it. The pauther at once retreats for the brush, but it does not take long for the speedy mustang to overtake it. There is a serpentine lengthening of the coils of rope and the noose settles gracefully over the panther's head, while on the instant the mustang comes to a quick halt, and the cat is brought up with a jerk that tightens the rope on his windpipe and. jugular.. A momentary struggle fol lows and the horseman wheels about and gallops off, dragging and stran gling the ill-fated feline. Only a blow back of the ear is further needed to settle the panther, and the skin, minus bullet holes, is a worthy trophy of the lasso. This seems rather an ignomini ous death for such a dangerous beast. One would rather hear of him standing at bay, avoiding the swift lasso and proving himself game enough for pow der and lead. The hunters of the South American pampas are said to catch and kill the panther with the lasso, or with that more formidable weapon, the bolas. But it is well known by all hunters of experience that the panther, in spite of its size and strength, is a coward. With the wildcat and bear it has learned that weaponed man is the sort of animal to keep away from rather than to spring upon. It has learned, too, that barking dogs are closely associated with man and it fears them accordingly, and to that extent that a small whiffet or terrier will easily tree it and keep it there till the hunters ap- proach within gunshot. Only on cer tain occasions will a panther stand its ground against dogs, and then though -the pack were legion and all fierce bloodhounds. This is when it is hun gry and in possession of some tempting meal of which it is about to partake. .My guide remembered an instance in which three large hounds were killed, .several severely wounded and the rest of the pack put to flight by a panther that had just killed a calf. But even at such -a time, at sight of a man it will 'general by make off, sometimes, if possi ble taking its prey along. It seems as if the animal's cowardice is often brought about by its disposition to keep out of a row if there is nothing to be gained by getting into one. As with all car nlvora, the panther has very keen scent Either its fondness for fresh meat overmasters its cunning or it has not learned to scent man specifically, for it will walk Tight into the presence of men concealed if game is hanging around. Once John and his brother, having killed a lot of geese and ducks, had hung them on the limbs of a large wesatch, out of the reach of varmints," and had, unthinkingly perhaps, spread their blankets for the night directly beneath the suspended game. In the morning, just at day hreak, John wakened up feeling some- thing lying against his feet outside the cover blankets. Half asleep, he thought ' it might be his brother, and mechan- ically put out his elbow, only to prod that worthy in the ribs and to wake him up also. Both men then suddenly sat up together and beheld, lying righf . thai rut And lnAirintriinloncrlnfflvat the striae- of tempting birds, an enor- mous panther at least John said it seemed gigantic. Both gave a frightened yell, and the panther, frightened per haps more than they.sprang up. bounded off into the brush and was gone. The man ojuio-ht tin their rifles and nursued it. hut nnt another si?ht of it did they get. Traveling across country one summer day with several beads of horses, John made camp as evening approached on the edge of a thicket of live oak arid mesquite that bordered the Arkansas river bottoms. He tethered the horses on the open prairie near by and then went into the thicket for firewood. Re- turning with a small armful and and torn open the animal s throat De scrambling through the dense bushes fore it could rise, attacked the deadly into a small open space, he suddenly stranger on the spot. The fight, short came on a larg panther lying asleep and terrible, was heard but not seen full length on the ground, and another by those within the house. The fol a few vards away sitting on its lowing morning the dog's body was haunches regarding him. The panther on guard gave a muffled purr, and the other cat sat up quickly and glanced around. Theu it walked leisurely across the small clearing and sat down by its mate. Neither showed the least desire to run, and John, taken by prise, stood looking at them, as they at him. He had no weapons, and he knew better than to make tracks. For-' tunately with the firewood he had' gathered was a stout mesquite stick, j about as heavy as a base ball bat, and, taking that in hand for a club, started ' across the open space past the pan-; thers toward the camp. The big felines got up, but did not , retreat as he came within forty or fifty ' feet of them, and as he struck into the bushes again the largest one walked slowly after him, perhaps more in curiosity than otherwise. John was within a hundred yards of camp now and he made a dash for the prairie, and I dare say, came as near lowering the running record for the distance as the thicket ami brush would let him. As he burst from the bushes to where his packs and rifle lay another panther, to all appearance considerably fright ened, sprang past him into the thicket. This fellow had been, with a spirit of investigation, turning John's packs over, had clawed his saddle-bags open and eaten a part of a fresh rabbit that had been intended for supper. John quickly buckled on his revolver, seized his Winchester and started after the last panther, but could see nothing of it Then he went back to the small open space where he had seen the two cats and found the' had disappeared also. He hunted the thicket for half a mile back and forth, till it got too dark to see, and returning to camp ate a bite of bread and canned stuff and pre pared to turn in. Before doing so. however, he thought of a mare and colt among his horses and afraid that the panthers might spring on the colt and drag it beyond reach of the mother's tether before she could interfere, went out and turned the mare loose with a halter on. That night, for the first time in his life, he had his rifle for a bed fel low and his six-shooter where he could catch it up in a moment. Nothing disturbed his slumbers till nearly morning, when he was suddenly wakened by a commotion among the horses and a galloping of hoofs that came rapidly nearer, and the mare and her colt emerged from the darkness, dashed forward, almost running over him, and then stopped by him. With rifle in hand he peeped into the darkness, but he could see nothing. But the mare had turned about, and he observed that the sharper-eyed ani mal could see something in the dark ness. John watched her closely and presently she began to show unsual excitement, putting her ears back and stretching out her neck and head, "looking devilish," as John said. He followed her glance and then could barely distinguish a dark object close to the ground coming near tbem. He fired quickly, point blank. The panther raised itself on its hind legs, either slightly wounded or stung by the dust and gravel that the bullet picked up. and then, pumping another cartridge into his rifle, John fired again more steadily. There was a mulled howling and growling and, to use John's expressive vernacular, that 'that painter just cussed his luck fur about a minute," and then disappeared. When daylight came John took the mare back among the other horses and tethered her again, and then taking up a trail of blood where he had shot the panther followed it for about a mile, to come suddenly upon the cat stretched out and dying, while another panther sat near watching it. Two rapid shots killed them both. They were probably the same two that he had seen the evening before. John told me that the most interest ing chase he had ever seen was that of a pack of hounds after apanther. The eight dogs in the pack were powerful animals, used to run down wild hogs. They came across the cat on the open prairie and cut off his retreat to the 1 brush, and the chase continued across ' the prairie to a grove of live oak. The dogs rapidly overtook their quarry and commenced to worry him on all sides, and the panther, unable to get away from the pack by even his long leaps, would, when too closely pressed, wheel about suddenly and make a vicious slap at the nearest hound, then make a bold stand for a moment, whije the dogs would howl and run around 'him and come as close as they dared, gnashing their teeth fearfully, till the worried feline would dash away for a few leap and then turn about again. Several times the dogs seized the cat from be- hind and the boldest held on a little too long, so that twice during the chase the panther caught a dog as he sud- denly wheeled around and with one stroke of her claws literally tore the hound open. Ibat, of course, ended the chase as far as those two dogs were concerned, but the six others followed closely till the panther gainea we grove and sprang into the branches of the first tree, from which John aho him. No dog, not even the fiercest and strongest, would have the slightest j chance in battle with a panther. John j told me of an instance in which several colts were chased from the corral near . a branch house by a panther at night. , The colts ran through the yard near the house, the panther following, and a powerful dog, half bull, half hound, noted for once having tnrown a steer found. The panther had evidently at- tempted to take a tree when the dog came at him, but the canine had caught him and but one dying howl had been ! heard. The dog was simply torn to . ' pieces, killed instantly, and the panther sur-.had not suffered at all, for he came, back th next night af'er the colts and j was shot. Philadelphia Times, TO PREVENT CONSUMPTION. The lAtMt Umaicml TUw. co.eer.ms; Tubercular Diseases. Medical views of consumption have greatly changed within the last few ; years. It was once regarded as in- curable; it is now regarded as curable. if the right treatment is begun early. It was once regarded as specially i transmissible; so much so that children of consumptive parents often looked on themselves as doomed a feeling which of itself did much to induce the dreaded result. Now the disease itself is not believed to be transmitted, but only a condition of special suscepti bility to the disease, a susceptibity which may be overcome or guarded against by proper precautions. Consumption was formerly looked upon as incommunicable. It is now believed to belong to the great class of infectious diseases caused by microbes. The discovery of the microbe the tubercle bacilus was made by Koch in 1882, and has been confirmed by nu merous original investigations con ducted by other experts. Tests on animals prove that this mi crobe communicates tubercular disease when introduced into their systems; and that the result, fatal or otherwise, depends mainly or wholly upon whether the animals are closely confined amid bad surroundings, or are allowed free exercise in the open air. As to the urability of the disease, post-inorten examinations at the New York hosp als constantly show that large numbers of psrsons who have once been consumptive have .fully re covered, and have died long afterward of other diseases. In consequence of these near views, the question of prevention has become extremely important. But to know how to prevent consumption, we must know how it is propagated. Typhoid fever, the seat of which is in the walls of the intestines,. is propa gated mainly by the microbes in the dis charges, which later find theirway into the intestines again through infected unnking water. Consumption, on the other hand, hav ing its special seat in the lungs, is mainly propagated by microbes con tained in the expectorations. The microbes are harmless so long as they are in a fluid state, but when allowed to dry. they are taken up in the air as dust and inhaled. This infected duct may lodge on the walls of the room, and communicate the disease to tenants of the house, it has been scraped off with a sponge, and animals inoculated with it have become tuberculous; while--4.nimal8 inoculated with scrapings from unin fected rooms showed no signs of the disease. "" To prevent consumption, therefore 1. Observe all the conditions of vig orous health. Most kinds of' microbes are powerless against high health. 2. Have all sick rooms thoroughly ventilated. It requires many microbes to infect. Ventilation greatly reduces the danger. 3. Let the expectorations be invari ab'v received in spit-cups, and care fully disinfected. But consumption may be communi cated by the milk of consumptive cows. Therefore, let all milk be boiled. This destroys the various kinds of microbes. an I .-bould be made a permanent habit as a guard against all infectious dis eases. Youth s Companion. He Would Feel Safer. Knuckle How much is that tomb stone for my wife's mother going tc weigh? .1 ,.. Agent One thousand pounds. "That ain't enough. I guess you had better make it a ton, and (anxiously) get it up as soon as possible." Time. Prof. Max Muller.in a recent lec ture at Oxford, England, on the science of language, expressed the opinion that if language' were taken away man would be lower than the dumb animals of the field and forest. Barber (to bald-headed patron) Shave, sir?" Bald-head "No, you 1 idiot, hair cut pompadour." Life. FARMING FOR PROFIT. Tvs TfciBgs In Agriealtsur B BisleMe Weald Llk to Kstew. Talk about dissensions in religioa. about warring creeds and battling churches, if you want to get knee deep in a swamp of conflicting views and opinions, wade through a file of agri cultural papers. Now, there's nothing vague, intangible, mvlsiDie ana ar stract in agriculture. The ground is real and the crops are sometimes real; in the case of an amateur gardener who moves out of town because he can save a year's rent on June peas. I grant you there is a degree of abstraction that makes the science of aerated metaphys- jC3 solid as a foot-ball match. But in the soft and thawing weeks of spring a loam farm in a clay country is about as ,1 they make 'em. But now. I reHa in my favorite agricultural paper the other day that a man who "had a patch clay over trap rock basted it heavily with coal ashes." and my! Talk about richness! And crops! Such melons! And peas! And such corn!' Don't talk. I went straight away to the kitchen and gave orders that every handful of coal ashes was to be placed in fruit jars and kept in the refrigera- tor until such time as 1 could have it applied to the garden. No matter what price the neighbors might offer for it, not an ounce of it was to be gold. Then I went back to the desk ana turned over to the next page of the paper, and a farmer and market gardner in Hennessy County said that a mixture of pounded glass, rock salt. alkali and brimstone, poured on red hot. was far preferable, as a fertilizer, to coal ashes. He said he h-id killed every tree in a healthy orchard, and made the fairest kitchen garden in the Pomona Valley a howling waste, by light applications of coal ashes. My blood ran cold as I hastened but once more to notify the seneschal that if I found one flake of coal ashes about the castle within fifteen minutes from the ukase (oo-kaz) I would hang a few traitors, more or less, from the fourth story hook in the Martiuo Tower. Then I went back and read that any man who kept hens and wanted eggs tnust be prepared to spend most of his income on corn, but it would be the best investment he ever made. Noth ing like corn, not cracked, but fed in whole grains, for making hens lay; it made them lay seven times a week when nothing else would, and in fact it was the only thing that would make hens lay, all the year round. Straight way I ordered a carload of corn to be purchased for the cackling denizens of Crocus Hall, but before the messenger had set forth to corner the corn market I read from another expert that "Rough on Rats" was much better for hens than corn, inasmuch as it killed them at once, thereby saving great ex pense of keeping and was quite as productive when viewed as an egg plant. He closed a narrative of his experience with corn by piously hoping that the man who first suggested the destruction of all the poultry in America by the use of corn as a food might never, in this world or the next, be permitted to eat a pullet, or taste custard, omelette, egg nog, or any thing else in which the hen or her product entered as a component part. He said you must feed little else but pounded bone. While I was wondering whose bones I would like to pound my eye fell upon the testimonial of one of the leading poulterers in New York State, who said that he had lost about ninety-eight of the finest hens that ever acted the fool in their sanest moments, by the ignorance or malice of a hired man, who had mixed a spoonful of pounded bone in their feed one Sunday morning, while he, the owner, was at church. He said that when he came home and found what had been done, he chased the soulless imbecile clear across the township with a neck yoke, and if he'd a caught him, he'd a kicked him to death with a hay tedder. So I let up on the corner and the market broke all to pieces. I am now feeding my hens on any thing they like, same as I have beea doing all summer. They wander around the place and make their own selection, and if there is any thing that I particularly don't want them to have, they use it for dessert. However, there are just two things in ag and poultri culture I would like to know: What is good to put on land, and what is the best kind of feed to scatter about yon estate to make your hens lay and poison your neighbor's. Burdette, in Brooklyn Eagle. m m I hav finally cum tew the kouklusion that the majority ov mankind kan be cdukated 011 the back better than in the brain : for good clothes will often make a pbool respectable, while edukashun only serves tew show biz weak points. Josh Billings. H0G30TES. Rural Kansan. A dry bed is an important item in maintaining health. Push the marketable hogs. Feed the small potatoes and tnruips. Pumpkins with bran makes a good feed. More or less, hogs are almost a neces sity on the farm and if well managed, can be made very profitable. One of the principal advantages in a good breed of bogs is that a much bettei gain in proportion to the amount of feed can be secured. If the hogs can be allowed the run of the orchard the- will make a rapid gain at a less cost than if they are confined in a close pen. On the farm a good boar can be made to pay a good profit on the investment in the improvement in the quality of the Pgs. Fonr or Ave good brood sows will be sufficient to pay for keeping a good boar for service at least as a choice between keeping one and breeding to a scrub. Oats and barley half and half ground together is one of the very best materials that can be fed to the brood sows during gestation. Fall pigs must be kept growing now. If they get stunted no after treatment will entirely eradicate the effects, and it is very easy to start at this time. By proper management in clearing out the bedding every week or ten days and scattering over the droppings a consid erable quantity of good manure can be secured. March is so blustering that many pre fer pigs a little earlier. Select the sows with a long body rather than with along nose. When it can be avoided never keep a short chubby sow for a breeder. The colder the weather the more food it will require to maintain animal heat, and this is adding to the cost without a corresponding benefit. To avoid this fatten reasonably early. On nearly every farm a larger profit can be realized from the hogs by butch ering and salting down and selling later on as cured meat. There is no material that will excel corn as a fattening food for the hogs in preparing them for market, and it should be fed liberally. Even in the winter when there is au over supply, milk can be fed to the grow ing pigs to a good advantage. When possible it can be improved by adding bran and making into a good slop. It is possible to over feed young pigs. All that is necessary or best is to supply a sufficient quantity of food to keep growing steadily, more than this is ad ding to the cost without being able to derive a corresponding benefit. A pig or hog that is supplied with all it will eat or drink is generally so well satisfied that all it cares to do is to find a comfortable place and sleep. With a fattening hog this will answer, but a growing hog will need plenty of exer cise if kept in vigorous health. Plan to furnish the bogs a good variety during the winter. If this is done eco nomically the greater portion of the material should be secured now and stored away and be ready to use u hen needed. It will cost less than to wait until it is needed to feed. To a great extent at least, pork is the farmers dependence for meat, especially during the spring, summer and earl fall and it can be secured at a less cost by butchering and curing than it will be possible to purchase when needed, and in a majority of cases will be of a much better quality. LOOK HERE 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 stroug and health' for spring work. They are prepared and sold at E. R. Garland's Drug Store for 2."ie per pound package. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Land OrriCE at Garden City. Kas. November 5th, 1889. Notice Is hereby given that the following named settler who mnde homestead entry No. 1077 has filed notice of his Intention to make tlnal proof In support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the probate judge of Ford county, Kansas, at his oltice in Dodge City, Kansas, on December 20th, 1889, viz: Carl . Gustavson, of Dodge City, Kansas, for the northwest quarter of section No. 22, township No. 27 south, of range No. 20 west. Ford countv. Kansas. Final homestead. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: X. May-ruth, O.M. McDon ald, Alexander Alter, and V. Belmcr, all of Dodge City. Kansas. Also, at the same time and place, Frank B. Gustavson, of Dodge City, Kansas, who made homestead entry No. 1078, for the southwest quarter of section No. 22. township No. 27 south, range No. 26 west, Ford county, Kan sas. Final homestead. He names the fol lowing witnesses to prove hiscontlnuousres deuce upon and cultivation of said land, viz: Alexander Alter, H. Belmer, N. May rath, O. M. McDonald, all of Dodge City, Kansas. 27 C. F. M. NILES. Register. (First publication November Sta. 1889.) NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Land Oftice at Garden City, Kas. Novembers, 1889. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler who made homestead entry No. 633, has filed notice of his intention to make final proof In support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the pro bate judge of Ford county, Kansas, at his office In Dodge City.Kansas.on December 21st 1889, viz: George W.Wartleld, of Wright postoftice, Kansas, for the southwest quarter of section No. 1, township No. 26 south, range No. 24 west, Ford county, Kansas. Final homestead. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultiva tion of said land, viz: '.. P. Ball, Lane Meurs, D. T. Weagley, Leyl Sells, all of Wright po-t-oflice, Kansas. 2-7 C. F. M. NILES, Register. (First Publication November 6th, 1889.) PUBLICATION NOTICE. State of Kansas to the heirs of Harry T. 31c- Neal, deceased, whose names and places of residence are to plaintiff unknown. Tou will take notice that yon have been sued in the district court in and for Ford county, Kansas, by William D. Sutton and that unless you answer the petition filed in said suit on or before the 28th 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 Harry T. McXeal to Jarvis 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 of the sixth principal meridian, and for the sale of said real estate, without ap praisement, to pay the debt secured by said mortgage. Witness my hand and official seal. SEAL THOS. LAHEY., Clerk District Court. L. E. McGarry, Deputy. Beardslet & Gregort, Att'ys for PItff. (First Publication, November 13th, 1889.) EVERYBODY Knows Peter Harding's Con dition Powders. E. R. Oar land is still preparing and selling them at 25c per pound package. Now is the proper time to feed tbem so that stock will winter well. (Contest No. 9,5000 NOTICE.-TIMBER CULTURE. U. S. LAM Okkick, Gucokx City, Kas. October 21. 1883. , Complaint !m ing been filtered at this of fice by John D. ltrown against Willis E. Dow ell for failure to complv with law as to timber culture entry Xo. l.osi, dated November 24th, 1884, upon the southwest quarter of section 25, township 27 south, rang" 2fi west. In Ford county, Kansas, vritli a view to the cancella tion of said entry; contestant alleging that the said Willis E. Dowell has failed t o comply with the requirements of the timber culture law upon the land embraced In said entry, in that he has failed In each succeeding year, or since the rirst vear afterdate of entry to cultivate in a work manlike manner the ten acres attempted to be cultivated to trees on the land embraced In said entry ; that the work required to be done eacn year upon tne lanu was done at the clos ing days of each year; that no part of the ten acres required to be cultivated to crops or otherwise was so cultivated; that tree seeds only were planted and the ground was never prepared for the reception of the seeds and after planting no further attention was given to seeds planted; present condition of said land Is all grown up to weeds and ap parently abandoned; the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 10th day of January, 1890, at ten o'clock a. in., to respond and furnish testimony con cerning said aliened failure. 32-4 JESSE TAYLOR. Receiver NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Lani Office at Garden City. Kas. November 5, 1889. Notice Is hereby given that the following named settler has tiled notice of his intention to make final proof In support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the judge, or in, his absence the clerk of the dis trict court of Ford countv, Kansas, at Dodge City, Kansas, on December 20th, 1889, viz: Felix K.Jones. tlnal homestead No. K09, for the northwest quarter section Xo. 34, town ship Xo 25 south, range No. 24 west. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: Joseph Bratlcy, H. C. Lock man Henry Wood, Leroy Smith, all of Dodge City, Kansas. 2-7 C. F. M. NILES. Register. (First Publication November 6, 1889.) NOTICE HOM KSTEA I). IT. S. Land Office, Garden Cltv, Kansas t October 11th, 1889. ( Complaint having been entered at this of fice by William L. McCollough against Valty Blosch, for abandoning his homestead entry No. 892, dated Garden City, Kan.as, November 6th, 1881, upon the southeast quarter of sec tion 23, in township 26 south, range 24 west in Ford county, Kansas, alleging that the said Valty lllosch has wholly abandoned said tract; that he has changed Ills residence therefrom for more than six months since making said entry, that said tract Is not settled upon and cultivated by said party as required bv law, at this time, with a view to the cancellation of said entry, the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the loth day of Jaauary, 1890, at ten o'clock a. m. to respond and furnish testimony cnnccrnlnir said alleged abandon ment. 3-7 JKShE TAYLOR, Receiver. First Publication November 13thf 1889. NOTICE TO NON-RESIDENT DEFENDANTS. In the district court. Twenty-seventh Judic ial District, in and for Ford county. Kansas. Henry Small, Plaintiff, vs Lottie V. Bruce, S. II. Bruce and J. T. Wil son, defendants. The State of Kansas to the aforesaid defend ants: You are hereby notitied that you hare been sued by the plaintiff in the district court of the 27th judicial district in and for Ford coun ty, Kansas, and that on or before the 25th day of December, 1889. von must answer the peti- , tlonof the plaintiff now on die in the clerk's office of the district court of Ford county, Kansas, in which the plaintiff asks that a judgment be rendered by the court against Lottie F. Bruce and S. II. Bruce for the sum of $1,000.00 and interest on same fiom Sep tember 1st. 1888 at ten per cent, per annum, payable annually, and that a judgment be rendered foreclosing a mortgage given by de fendants, Lottie F. Bruce and S. II. Bruce to Rebecca C. Small, and now owned by thu plaintiff, on the following described property to-wit: Lots one (1), two (2). and three (3), in block thlrtv-nlne (39) In the city of Ford, Ford countv, Kansas, that said mortgage de scribed in plaintiffs petition be declared a lien on the afore-descrlbed premises first and prior to all others, that the right and interest t which Lottie F. Bruce, S. II. Bmee, and J.T. Wilson havein said premises be barred and forever foreclosed and that said premises be adjudged to be sold and the proceeds of said sale be applied first to the payment of the costs of this action, and second to the pavment of plaintiff's claim ; yon are hereby further notitied that If you fall to answer said petition on or before the time herein before stated the facts and allegations con tained in said petition will be taken as true and judgment rendered as therein prayed for. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said court this 12th day of November. A. D. 18S9. THOMAS LAIIEY. Clerk District Conrt. By L. E. Mc GARRT, Deputy. 3.3 M. W. SUTTON, Atfy for PIfff. (First Publication November 13th, 1889.) Publication Notice. De'oss R. Fritts is hereby notified that he ha been sued in the District Court In and for the county of Fonl in the state of Kansas, in an action in which C. N. Ileal is plaintiff, and Deloss R. FritU is defendant, and that ha mast answer the petition filed by the plaintiff, on or before the 30th day of December 1889. or the peti tin will be taken as true, and judgment will be rendered against said defendant. Delow R. Fritts, for the utn of I4.W, with interest thereoa at the rate of 12 per cent per anum. from the 2nd day of August 18SG. lens 5'J5,W interest paid and costs, also for the forcloure or certain mortgage h e rtofor 1 exe cuted by the said defendant, Delss It. rittz, to said plaintiff, upon the following described real estate situated in said county, to-wit:, Thi northeast Quarter of section 21 township, 28 range 25, adjudging that said plaintil has a first lien on said real estate to the amount of said judgment: ordering said real estate to be sold, without appraise ,1 lta m.aiwtj onnlttfwl tn thft TlftVlfient of said judgment and costs, and batnng.and foreclosing saiu ueienuani 01 aim lruui .i iikuv, title, interest, claim or equity of redemption, in or to the said real estate: and that the purchaser j be let into possession thereof. Mobtos & Clark, Atty's for Plaintiff. Atteit Tuoj.Laiiey. sealI Clerk. (First Publication October :Wth, 1S89.) In District Court, Ford County, Kansas, weiity-seventh Judicial District. Ju the uiatter of the assignment of Abrant G. Landis, for the benefit of his credit ors. TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. Notice is hereby given that the assignee, of the estate of the said Abram G. Landis. James S. Evans, will between the hours- of nine o'clock a. m. and four o'clock p. m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 18th, A. D. 1S90, attend at the court room in the court house in Dodge City, in said county of Ford and state of Kansas, and will then and there proceed to publicly adjust and allow all claim against the said estate of the said Abram G. Landis, as signor as required by law. Dated this 12th day of October, 18S9. J. S. J&VAX3t Assignee of the estate of. Abram G. T-inilis. 3m n ,USaah4ite.wrt t- v..wjiti-is..-