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The Globe-Republican,
Published every Wednesday
By the Globe-Rqiublican Publishing Co.
Entered at the rostoflice at Dodge City,
Kansas, for transmission through the mails
as second-class matter.
(In Advance.)
One year. ?1.50 Three months 50
Six months 75 Single copies .5
Parties w lio find an.X after their name on
the margin of the paper or wrapper, may
know that their subscription lias expired and
is due. AH such are kindly solicited to le
mit to us the amount of the same.
Editor and Manager.
As.t. Editor and Man.
The breeding of horses and mules in a
country like this, where lands are cheap
and feed in abundance is to be had, can be
made a profitable industry.
President Harrison' was heard from
as soon as the fifty-first congress organ
ized, through a very statesmanlike paper
commonly called a message, which has
the true republican ring to it.
The Hutchinson Times. SponslerBros.
publishers, is the latest publication on
our table. It is a neat and newsy quar
to, and will make its appearance weekly.
Add one more republican paper to our
list, Mr. Mail Clerk.
The Kearney county seat case which
has been in the supreme court for over
two years, was finally settled on last Sat
urday, the decision being rendered in
favor of Hartland. This news must be
very gratifying to Joe Dillon, editor of
the Hartland Herald, for it was the one
desire of his life to live in a county seat
Irrigatiea la Kaasas.
Evert farmer ought to raise his own ance themselves upon the crest of the
pork, mutton and beef. wave of popular opinion, and the skill
' I displayed in doing this is sometimes as-
Col. J. H. Rathbourn, founder of i tonishing.
the order of Knishts of Pythias, died I v narn y..,a riWht tn tat hie r.hn,i
Monday afternoon at his home at Lima, J gr;wup in lgnorannce. t education j ley and the climate is adapted to its per-
saw better broom corn than in this val-
Ohio. Grand Chancellor Ellis, General
Carnahan, of Indianapolis, and Hon.
Howard Douglas, of Cincinnati, were
with him at his death. Col. Rathbourn
was a man of most excellent character
and was universally loved among the
Knights of Pythias.
The following startling special dis
patch was published in yesterday" Hutch
inson Nezvs. A meeting will be held at
the seat of trouble to-day, when we shall
know more of the facts:
Meadk, Kan., Dec. It has just been dis
covered that the American Sugar company,
who built and operated a sugar factory at
Minneola, Kansas, the past season, introduc
ed imported barrel sugar into their syrup in
order to make a showing to the people.
Hon. Willis G. Emerson, Capt. Kob't V. Pain
ter, Attorney A. T. Bodle, jr., and others who
have in good faith been helping the American
Sugar company people to introduce their su
gar plants, have been shamefully imposed
upon by this gigantic piece of misrepresen
tation upon the part of the officers of the
American Sugar company. These gentlemen
unearthed the fraud yesterday and are punc
turing the nefarious scheme with exposure
and condemnation.
Fortunately the ninety thousand dollars of
bonds voted in six different townships are
not in the possession of the American Sugar
company, and will therefore be surrendered
to the townships. Xot only Messrs. Bodle,
Emerson and Painter, but the entire commu
nity are justly indignant.
All kinds of live stock in this section
of the state have done remarkably well
the past year. All are sleek and fat and
in good growing condition, and an abun
dance of all kinds of good forage has
been provided for winter feeding. Peo
ple are beginning to find out that it pays
to raise cattle, horses, sheep and hogs as
well as small grain. Tn fact they find
that what profits have been lealized have
been made out of stock.
The western states and territories will
anxiously watch the action of the fifty
first congress to see what it will do for
said section in the way of appropriations
for testing the theory of water storage
for irrigation. "We would like to see ten
million dollars taken from the Mississippi
river appropriations and expended on the
other end of the river or some other of
the sources of supply, just to see what
effect it would .have on the lower Mississippi.
"Don't fret or worry about the future
of western Kansas either as to the cli
mate, soil, or the future business pros
pects, even if the soil does not seem to
produce quite as piolificly as you had
hoped it might or your prospects in bus
iness are not up to jrour expectations.
They seldom are. And as to climate,
where on earth will you find a milder or
more salubrious climate than right here
in western Kansas. So don't be troubled
about the future for this section. All
will come out right in the end.
President Harrison has honored
the great state of Kansas in appointing
non. David J. Brewer, of Leavenworth,
an associate justice of the supreme court
of the United States, to occupy the chair
lately vacated by the death of Justice
Stanley Matthews. Judge Brewer de
scended from a family of eminent jurists
and his learning aud ability gave him
fame years ago. He is a nephew of
Justice Field, and it is a most remark
able coincidence that uncle and nephew
should occupy at the same time a place
in the highest court of our land.
As the recent democratic triumph in
Sedgwick eliminates Wichita aspirants
from the race to succeed Peters for con
gress, Pratt county makes her obeisance
and shies her castor into the ring with
one of the best equipped and most avail
able men in the southwest. We'll see
you later. Pratt County Times.
Don't worry, Jim; there is lots of
time for a man to equip. Peters will
succeed Peters again. Write that down
in your hat. Stafford Herald.
Those fellows who are fixing to ''down
Peters" are fooling away a lot of valua
ble time. The man does not live in the
big Seventh who can down "our Sam."
Just bear that in mind. Hutchinson News.
That's the way we are talking away
down here in the southwest corner of the
district, and Peters needn't worry about
the result. Let the other fellows do the
worrying. Arkalon Ne-vs.
The people of western Kansas and
more particularly those residing in the
"big Seventh," district have no thought
of a change of congressman, so long as
Judge Peters attends to their wants as
he has in the past. They know that they
have a strong man in the lower bouse of
congress and they propose to keep him
there as long as he wants to remain.
which enabled his grandfather to suc
ceed will not suffice for him. More ar
duous duties await him. The child of
to-day has superior advantages, but he
must make good use of them, for "to
whom much is given much will be required."
THE Cincinnati Commercial Gazectte says
editorially: "The death of Jefferson Da
vis should be a message of peace rather
than strife to the whole country. There
is no reason why he should be dealt with
in a spirit of vengeance. He is not as
great a figure as if he bad been killed
when captured. It is well that his influ
ence has not been increased by making
him a martyr. We neither expect nor
desire that the southern people should
denounce him in his death. They will
celebrate him with all the phrases of ex
aggerated sentiment peculiar to their
temperament and habits of expression,
but they must feel that his departure will
not be to their disadvantage."
Mr. Abe Stoufer, of Arkalon, and
editor and proprietor of the Nevis of
that place, has been making a good many
trips to Garden City within the past year
and while he used to stop over between
trains usually called on us and got us
to believe that he was doing business
at the land office: but his trips became
more frequent of late, in fact his weekly
trips became tri-weekly visits, not al
ways to the land office, however, as we
now find out, but to the residence of a
blue eyed beauty, a miss Hattie M. Mar
tin, with whom he entered into contract
to make a life journey with him. The
agreement was read over by Rev. M.
Bamford in the presence of a goodly
number of invited guests, simply to ver
ify its correctness, and Abe and Hattie
were declared one.
Perhaps no better illustrations of the
value of patriotism, loyalty and heroism
could be given, than a brief review of
the history of our country during the last
thirty years. Thirty years ago section
alism, hatred and strife were ripe in the
land. Preparations were being made
for a great revolution on the one hand,
on the other every effort was being made
to avert such a calamity. Problems too
difficult for the best minds in the nation
to solve presented themselves. States
men hesitated and failed to agree as to
what source to pursue. In the meantime
the nation drifted, dragging her anchor
like a ship before the gale. What was
the result? To whom did she turn for
deliverance? To her leaders? No. She
simply placed her safety in the bands of
the loyal and patriotic people of the land,
and they did not fail her. Their fidelity
and zeal, and honest manly worth were
her deliverance. They toiled, they suf
fered, many died, but they brought the
nation through the crucial test of civil
war, and anchored her safely within the
harbor of constitution, now improved
and purified for her reception.
All hail! to those brave defenders of
the union! But where did they learn
their lessons of loyalty and patriotism?
Where did they get the discipline and
strength required for such deeds? To
the careful training and advice of indus
trious parents who were even then en
gaged in building a nation in the forests
and on the prairies of our coantry. To
the log school bouse and to the stern
schoolmaster of fifty years ago, much of
the glory is due. The schools of fifty
years ago were not equal to the schools
of to-day, yet they did a noble work.
They helped to train and discipline a peo
ple for the peiformance of high and
honorable duties. Difficult problems
have been solved since the civil war, and
still more difficult ones are here for so
lution. But the people we believe are
able to solve them in a satisfactory man
ner. But generation succeeds generation, to
new hands must be entrusted the safety
of the republic. We have no reason to
believe that the problems of the future
will be more easily solved than those of
the past. As a nation advances in civil
ization the more complex are its prob
lems, and the more skill, courage and
patriotism will be required of its people.
There should then be no luke warmness
in the exercise of those agencies which
tend to develop noble, manly qualities.
The home, the school, the church and
the state should cooperate in the work of
elevating the people of this country. The
financial and commercial questions that
arise are not the most important. The
training and fitting the masses for the
duties of American citizenship is of su
perior moment, for the reason that the
destiny of the nation is in the hands of
the people rather than in the bands of
the politicians. Politicians are follow
ers, not leaders, they merely seek to bal-
An Open Qnentlen en Which all are
Invited to Give Their View.
Editor Globe-Republican : lu
your issue of the 20th ultimo, appears a
communication signed "Occasional,' in
which among other things he says:
Man of our best and most substantial
citizens intend to seek homes elsewhere
ere long. Kausas is the land of their
choice, but they find the restrictive stock
law an unsurmountable obstacle in the
path to prosperity, etc." advocating that
fenced farms and free range would hold
them. Now, Mr. Editor, I always was
and will be, opposed to monopolies of
any kind; especially so against a one
horse monopoly. Where a few men who
scarcely had ground enough to bury
them on where they came from, and
are now clamoring for the whole
earth to run a few head of cattle on,
and are howling for free range, when
in fact they have all the range they need
providing they herd and take care of
their stock. They cry "fenced farms and
free range." Why don't they fence
their own farms and herd their cattle?
The reason is they would be in the same
fix as the man who wanted to buy a
pocketbook, after he had bought and paid
for it he had no money to put in it; just
so with these people. If they sell their
cattle and buy posts and wire and erect
a fence they have no stock to put inside.
Yet they would compel the farmers and
other stock men to fence their claims at
an expense of about three hundred and
fifty dollars per quarter section and pay
taxes on the same. So these self-constituted
cattle barons who own a dozen or
two cows and calves which when tied to
gether by the tails in bunches of a half
dozen are worth about twenty-five dol
lars a bunch could let them roam over
creation aud break down the fences, eat
up the crops and destroy the feed in
stacks, because they are too lazy to herd
and take care of their stock. If stock is
not worth taking care of it is not worth
keeping. The fact is they want other
people to pay the taxes on the land and
fences and eat up the farmers' grass and
crops, and herd them besides. It is sur
prising that these magnanimous citizens
do not die of enlargement of the heart,
when they ask of their equally financial
ly embarrased neighbors what they
themselves cannot do.
The sooner we get rid of such a selfish
and unreasonable class of citizens the
better for the community at large. Free
range would cause more trouble and
more law suits than all the cattle in the
county. For the benefit of these free
rangers I will quote from a copy before
me, a charge to the jury by Judge
Strang, which not only is good law but
common sense as well. The jury were
unable to determine one point, viz:
Whether a person was liable for damag
es, Ford county then not being a herd
law county. The judge gave the follow
ing instruction:
"Gentlemen of the Jury: I instruct you,
that this is not a herd law county, and if the
stock of one person accidentally trespasses
upon the lands of another he is not liable for
damages done. But if one, knowing that his
cattle have trespassed upon the lands and
crops of another and he does not take care
of them, but permits them to trespass upon
such land and crops, lie is guilty of negli
gence and the trespass becomes wanton. He
is liable for the damages so done.
(Signed) J. C. Strang, Judge.
In the above case the defendant was
mulcted in the sum of 9293.00, costs and
damages.' My advice is, let well-enough
alone. There is room for all, only be
reasonable, and do not demand the whole
world for you will not get it. I have
tried it under free range when some of
the settlers would gather up five or six
hundred head of cattle to herd during
the year, getting twenty cents a head
per month for taking care of them, hut
instead of herding them turned them
loose on the settlers, eating every settler
out of crop and feed from the Arkansas
river to the Pawnee and fromSpeareville
to Cimarron. No wire, nor board fence
would keep the starving cattle from your
crops or stacks. I have now tried it un
der the herd law. I say let us retain the
herd law by all means.
JAMES E. Zerbe.
iect curing, ut course, sorchum grows
in profusion, but until the process of
making sugar and molasses is better un
derstood and mills established on a solid
basis, my opinion is that sorghum better
be let alone. If Clans Spreckles wants
to make sugar from beets he can not do
better than to establish a refinery in this
valley. As the saying is, he could get
beets until he could not rest. As I have
explained in other correspondence, as
there is now a reasonable certaiuty of ob
taining water for irrigation, this country
must build up aud on a sound basis.
What I have said of the soil here is ap
plicable to almost all of the region be
tween Kinsley and the Colorado line. As
one acre of land thoroughly irrigated
will certainly raise more than any two
acres left dependant upon natural rain
fall, it will be seen that the time will
come when western and southwestern
Kansas will be more populous and richer
than the eastern portion of the state.
John Christopher.
In affectionate remembrance of our beloved
mother, by James E. Zerbe.
Gone thou art, oh, precious mother,
Yet thy children love thee still ;
In our sor'wing hearts no other
Thy beloved place can till.
Tenderly we smoothed the tresses,
From thy brow pure as the snow,
Bedewed with teais and caresses,
Dead and, oh! we loved you so.
All the friends thy fond heart cherished
We will prize a hundred fold;
Till like thee, we, too, have perished,
And our hearts in death are cold.
E'en the paths thy feet have trodden,
To our own are hallowed ground ;
Thy loving voice ne'er forgotten.
Though a e miss its welcome sound.
"God to all is kind and gracious,"
These the dying words you said,
Are to us now doubly precious
Since you're numbered with the dead.
To us each meaiento's dearer.
And we miss thee everywhere;
Heaven's portals e'en seem nearer
Since, dear mother, thou art there.
Oh ! precious mother, thou art gone
To that home of light and love,
May we meet at the Savior's throne
In that blessed world above.
Gone forever; sonow only
In our future life can know,
Since you died and left us lonely
In this world of pain and woe.
Then sleep, precious mother, alone
In your deep and narrow bed ;
Until we, too, are gathered home,
And are numbered with the dead.
Dodge City, Dec. 3, I860.
Physician and Surgeon,
Gives special attention to the treatment
of catarrhal disease of nose, throat and
ear. Office hours from 9 to 11 a. ui. and
2 to 5 p. m.
Office on Chest u nt street over Xew
York Store : room 36.
T. L. McCaktv.
C. A. Milton
Dodge City, v9-4 Kansas.
J. W. WADE, M. D.,
Residence. Opposite Methodist Church.
Saddles, Harness, Etc., Etc.
Saddles Made to Order,
Genuine California Trees a Specialty
AH Goods Warranted as taeated.
Send For Frioes
Dodge City, 8-17 Kansas
Watches, Clocks,
Jewelry, Silverware
and Optical C
Repairing of Fine Watches and Engr&vr
specialty. Satisfaction guaranteed.
.inunermann Block, Chestnut St.
Dodge City, - 10-30 - KasI
J. F. Fran key. H. McGarri
Notary Pal
Fran key & McCarry,
Attorneys - at - La
"Will make collections and practice!
all the courts, and in the Land Office.
9a?Laud Cases and Contests prom
attended to.
Ollice, First Floor Dodjre Citv B
Dodge City,
Attorney-at -La
All Legal business promptly attended
Will practice In all Courts.
Ollice in Beeson Building, Chestnut s
S. STUBBS, Prop.
Branch Office of the
Belle Items.
The resubmissionists are collecting
"straws," but sweet cider will be the
hardest drink they will ever sip through
the straws.
Chair Cars to Pueblo.
The "Santa Fe Route" is now running
free reclining-chair cars between Kausas
City and Denver on daily trains leaving
Kansas City at 11:20 a. m., and Denver at
1:20 p. m. These cars are entirely new,
and have been built expressly for this traiu.
are fitted with all the modern appliances
for both convenience and safety, and are
uneqtuled by any cars run between these
points heretofore. Xo line can offer you
better accommodations than the old relia
bld "Santa Fe Route." For any informa
tion desired regarding rates, through car
accommodations, time of arrival and de
parture of trains, &c, call on any agent of
the Santa Fe, or address,
G. T. Kicttousos,
Topeka, Kansas.
Windy weather.
Rev. Ridenour at the quail trap next
Hiram Gilbert took in the sights of
Jetinore on Saturday and Sunday last.
Ben Ferguson was the guest of Xiles
Wiseman last week.
Wm. Bratley is the new president of
the Bell Center literary.
The Misses Chritton were guests of
Mrs. Garner of Jetmore Saturday and
Bud Shemelia plastered the Logan
school house last week.
Prayer meeting every Thursday eve
ning at Mr. Weavers.
Frank Evans, of Hodgeman county, is
a regular star boarder at Petillons.
O. H. Stineinan has returned from the
Zerbe district where he has been tearing
up the earth on a timber claim.
The Sawlog Sunday school convention
will be held at Holbrook, Hodgeman
county, Jan. 4th. Some of our people
will attend.
The Center Sunday school has united
with that of Sawlog valley. Services at
the latter place at 10 o'clock a. m.
The Belle Center people will give a
grand entertainment at the school house.
A Christmas tree and literary programme
will be among the features. Come out
and hang up your stocking.
Thomas and Geo. Branaman will prove
up in January and move to Kingman
Alec Mullendore is working on the ir
rigating canal on the south side.
Miss Eunice Hall of Hodgeman county,
was a visitor at the Belle literary Friday
Mr. Parsons and wife, of Clay county,
brother of Mr. J. H. Golden, came down
for a long visit last week.
J. H. Mullendore the deposed J. P. is
not going to turnover the books to his
successor; he thinks he holds the office
for life.
Bud Shemelia and H. J. Coy were out
on an antelope and coyote chase Sunday.
Two coyotes and six antelope were
started but escaped by the skin of their
teeth. On their way home the dogs suc
ceeded in killing and bagging a small
shepherd dog belonging to Mrs. Jane
Hughs. Traveler.
1 McKinley Mortgage & Debenture
" COMPANY. 1 f
r arm i.oans oiaue Promptly. Money Constantly ou Hand. Xo Delay in Closh
Loans. Money Paid when Papers are Signed.
First National Bunk Bnildiuff.
Everything New and First-Class.
Olietrles Heinz,
l Second Hand Store
WEST OF POST 0FFICE.-CliestnutSt..bet.2d&3rdAves.
or .Bargains in ew and Second-hand goods. Persons desiring goods sold at Private sail
l n ituwimuic commission. .Auction cmie
Also House Moving done on short notice.
days, beginning alp. m.
vio 3
Ollice at Store.
Watch- e3gll3 And
WRepalring of Watches, Clocks and Jewelry done in a workmanlike manner,
large stock of Watches, Clocks and Jeweh y on hand at
Also A
Receiver's AppoistaeHt.
Having been appointed receiver of the
estate of Webster & Bond in the case of
H. L. Sitler, et. al. vs. O. A. Bond et. al,
I hereby give notice to all persons indebt
ed to said firm to call and settle their ac
counts at once and thereby save trouble
and expense.
Geo. Grobett, Receiver.
Successor to GEO. S. EMERSON.
Carry a full line of
Staple & Fancy Groceries.
College of Western Kansas.
Course of Study: Classical, Scientific,
English, Normal, Basinet
bcHooL Term: Fall Term begins Sept. 10, 1889. Winter Term b
January 7, 1890. Spring Term April 1, 1890.
Expenses: Fall term, 15 weeks, $13. Winter Term, 12 weeks,
Spring term, 10 weeks, $8.50. No incidentals. Board, $3.50 to $4
week in private families. Day board, $1 to $2 per week. Booms
board in College Dormitory $1.50 to $2.25.
The School is Thorough, Progressive, Practical, Economical.
Send for circulars to
$10 J
Rev. J. M. Weight, President,
Lock Box 51.
Dodge City,

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