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- : V ' 4' .:,;.' ' 'J' TTT .-lid a "m. ..:': REPUBLICAN lTH FORD 00. GLOBE, EatabllnliHh877. . loonaolidftted 1889. ' TUB fOaD 00. REPUBLICAN, Kstabllshed 1884 JWnBGUaaiea 188- DODGE CITY. KANSAS, THURSDAY. APRIL 1, 1909. THIRTY-FIRST YEAR. VOL. XXXII. NO. 2T GLUCK AS MAYOR PAST AND FUTURE Dodge City early eetablisbed a reputation for famishing . entertain ment. In the "Balmy" days, the entertainment was often strenuous, sensational, thrilling. Later it was tamer, but the inhabitants almost to the present havo insisted upon being entertained. "When everything else has failed, many people in Dodge Oity have entertained themselves by abusing Glnok. It has furnished re creation for them, and Mr. Gluok says that it has not hurt him, so where's the harm. It might puzzle a new comer. Time and again a new citizen might have lived here for say three weeks, and in that time have heard volume, of abuse of A. Gluck. At the end of that time he would attend a pnblio meeting. When it came to electing officers, and there were funds to trust to some one's keeping, the first' person mentioned for that trust would be A. Gluck, - also the last one. This fact has no doubt often puzzled a new comer. Gluck is often pointed out to a newcomer as a "man who used to be mayor, and was impeached." "In deed, says the newcomer. Who followed Gluck?" "Oh, he was elected again. Ran against one of the most popular men that ever lived here, and ...was elected almost . nnanimously." And the new comer is more puzzled than ever, when he is informed that Gluck made a bully mayor., A good many have lost track of why Gluck was impeaceed, when he was mayor the first time. Some have evenjorgotten how it came that they voted for him the second time. They tell you now that Gluck was put out of office because Dodge City was a saloon town, and technically, that is true. But that ia far from the real reason for the proceedings being brought against Gluck at that time. The fact is, that Dodge City was overwhelmingly (an open town, then and for many years after. It got started that way and it took years to live it down. It was open under Gluck, and the others who were 'mayors.-. It would have been "ppen" 'if von had been mayor. Other mayors back in those times could have been ousted just as espy as Gluck was, because saloons were licensed in Dodge City up to four or five years ago. It was because of Hutchins that Gluok was impeached. "Hutch" was a man who drank whiskey, while Gluck didn't. ' 'Hutch" was big, and' a bulldozer. "Hutch" refused to pay his occupation tax, and Gluck as mayor, insisted that all be treated alike. ' "Hutch" threatened, out Gluok kept prodding him. "Hutch" finally paid that tax, after it had cost him $180 fighting it. He swore that he would have the bald soalp of Adolphus dangling at his belt, and he did it, He could have done the same thing, to mayors in Dodge City up to a few years ago. Gluck did not refuse to appear at an inqisition, becaueo that part of the prohibitory law was not in force 1 at that time. 'JHutch" swore that he had seen the mayor in a saloon,' (which Glack denied) and that futnished thej evi dence that the mayor knew there was a saloon at that place. Butthelaw did not allow towns in Kansas to run the way Dodge City was run then, and for many years after that, and while the thing started as spite work, by "Hutch" who wanted to sell ice in Dodge City, and evade the occupa tion tax that others had to pay, there was no doubt about the outcome of the proceedings. All of the above happened in Dodge City, the way it used to run. A few years ago, Dodge City, her people having changed until the majority were in favor of recogniz ing the state laws, the license busi ness was stopped. There was noth ing uncertain about the intentions of the people here. There is nothing uncertain about their intentions now. Dodge is a law abiding town. Mr. Gluck understands that aa well as any citizen of the place. He is the nominee for mayor, and will bo doubt be elected on next Tuesday. Now, don't be surprised, after he is elected mayor, if he proves a sticker on running the town the way the people want it run at the present time. That is the guess of the writer. Just watch and see how near that guess is correct. COUNCIL HIRE ENGINEER. Will do a Physical Valuation Stunt Asa Study In City Water Service, Before Enter ing a Contract. At a meeting held by the city coun cil last night, a Mr. Worley, was em ployed as an expert engineer, to furnish the council information, re garding the value of the water plant here, the expense of maintaining the service, need of extensions, and other matters connected with the service. The contract with Mr. Worley, is not binding until he has furnished satis factory references regarding himself. He is to be paid at the rate of $1G per day for the time he puts ic. Nothing further is looked for in the waterworks matter until the ex pert engineer has completed his work and submitted bis report to the council. SOULE DITCH WET ENGINEER TRAYLOR SAYS : THE BIG CANAL ACROSS FORD COUNTY WILL BE FULL OF WATER THIS SUMMER. Says His Company Will Spend Million Dollars on the En terprise. Declares It a Sure Thing., The , greatest mistake made in Western Kansas, when the question of irrigation is mentioned, is the gen eral attitude of antagonism, which is caused by the general knowledge that we do not have to irrigate land in this part of the country." Of course we don't have to irrigate. Our farms show profitable crops for a record of twenty years back. But because we do not have to irrigate is no reason why we should not. You will notice that gardners, and small fruit growers in almost any country, no matter what the annual rainfall is, are pre pared to irrigate their ground. The same land will raise twice as much, and, of twice as good a quality, by having a little water just when it is needed. This matter is mentioned at this time, because the question of operat ing the Soule ditch is up. The com pany in charge of it, say it is practic ally settled that there will be water running in the ditch this summer. Whether they can make it flow or not, is the company's business. It is not clear to the writer, but that is not the point, whether you or the writer believes that the underflow will be harnessed. The company claims it does not desire any aid in making the water flow. All that it wants is the good will of the public and 50,000 acres of land that will use the water. If it flows, it means an increase in the value of lands along its route of at least $5,000,000. It means a dash of greener green across Ford county than has ever been seen before. It means a string of orchards fifty miles long ; a succession of small fruit farms, great stretches of alfalfa. It means that the wheat lands that are not under the ditch, any place in the county are worth more than they would be otherwise. It means a step fifty years in advance in wealth and settlement, at one stride. It does not mean that we are com; $1250 n?,. .7 REGAL $1250 . .-: -r-rr- 'X J jj SPECIFICATIONS OF MODEL "A" AND MODEL "B" MODEL "A" Five.Pisenger Touring Car. SPEEDS Three forward and one reverse, direct MODEL "D"-Three or Four-Passenger Runabout .. HORSEPOWER 30 ' STEERING GEAR Irreversible. Worm and ENGINE 4-cylinder, 4-cycle, Vertical type. , Sector type. . CRANKSHAFT Single piece forging, especially WHEEL BASE 105 inches. heat-treated, large bearings with flywheel, LUBRICATION Circulating and Splash System. ' flange forged integral on crankshaft. IGNITION Dial System, consisting of Remy TRANSMISSION Selective type sliding gear. High-Tension Magneto with distributor and The entire transmission is operated on ball single non-vibrating coil on dash, also set of bearings. ' batteries with double-throw switch on coil. OLinCER-CENTER MOTOR CO. Galina, Kansas DISTRIBUTORS for Central and Western Kansas, 226 N. Santa Fe AGENTS WANTED for all counties Phone 633 THE PIONEER IN THE C1250 . CLASS Easter Tide The High-Tide for Summer Clothes Selection VERY BODY" WHO HASN'T BOUGHT his Spring outfit will fasten, to do J so between now and Caster, for is not tnis ine accepiea nine wnen Sober man-Kind acknowledges the awakening of nature, by his cwn awakening to a sense of the beautiful? There's your reason for find ing that even the Practical producers give Us brightness and pleasing ' new forrns in' our wearing apparel. Your taste rnay express a preference for light attractively patterned fabrics or you rnay run to sober effects in Black or Blue Serge brightened With a tasty Necktie of contrasting color. WHATEVER your choice you will find a world of satisfac tion in picking your Suit frorn arnong our rnantf SINCERITY STYLES The best part 6f trading with Us is the fact that what ever you pay for you are going to get your full 'value and a -little rnore. If you nqake a mis take you can have it rectified without argu ment or get your money back- Same way if we make the mistake. And When you buy a SINCERITY SUIT you can rest assured you are getting the best kind of quality and workmanship possible to buy at the price. There's a lot of satisfaction in buying under these conditions and a lot to us in selling. jAf) f iA. vj CRSON&ERHARD QTOIERS AND S3 pelled to irrigate land in Ford county in order to raise crops, bnt that we are enterprising enough, if there is a tray that we can raise twice as much, four times as mucb, and different kinds of crops, to go after it. A 50,000 acre garden patch will be a wonderful addition to what we have, and the rest of the land will be all the more valuable because of it. ENGINEER TRAYLOR'S IDEA Various different parties, in the past twenty or thirty years have figured, and dreamed about methods of raising the underflow of the Arkansas river. The Globe Re publican, under its present manage ment, has published the plans of two different men, who have believed that they have solved the question . Whether they had or not, will prob ably never be known. It wonld have coBt a million dollars of good money to have tested either one of these methods and no one famished the money for the tests. Mr. Traylor, a young engineer of Colorado, has been working upon the problem of the Arkansas under flow for the past year. His idea is to bnild a well of fifty feet in width and about two miles in length. The well to be sunk in the bed of the river, so that the underflow would raise to several feet at the east end of the well; the well to be walled with cement slabs which would be perforated sufficiently to let the water flow through! The bottom of the well being on a level, the fall of the river would give a greater depth of the water at the west end and add to the force of the nataral fall to move tne water eastward, ine details of the plan can not be explain -cd here but as said before that part of it ii the businesa of the engineer and hit company. Mr, Traylor claims that there is nothing vision ary about his plan and stakes his reputation that it will work. If it doesn't work, he says, the people here are out nothing, because the only pay expected is from people who want water and are willing to pay for it when they get it. Mr Traylor spoke to a crowd of the business men at the Phenix club last night, the purpose of his talk being only to get acquainted with the people here, and to explain his plan of raising the underflow, as many questions would be sure to be asked about it, aud he was quite willing to tell anything regarding it that the people cared to know. The only thing that he is connected with di rectly is putting water in the ditch, and other particulars will be given later by others nf his company. He fully believes that the ditch will be running within a few months from Ingals to Spearyille, and that a rapid and wonderful change will take place along its course through Ford county. Such a movement if it should prove successful will not move this county an inch nearer the dry west, but it will furnish facilities for transform ing thousands of acres in the same manner that the gardener further east transforms his little patch, by the aid of his wind mill and tank, so that it raises many times the amount of crops that the same land around him will raise. FOR RACING CIRCUIT Arrangement Partially Completed for in Arkansas Valley Circuit for next Fall Chas. States, of the Ford county Fair and Driving Park Association,, has been corresponding with a number of Arkansas Valley towns, in an attempt to form a racing cir cuit for next fall. He bus heard from Kinsley, Lamed and Garden City and is now waiting to hear from St. John and Great Bend before be ginning upon the final arrangements. It is believed that such a circuit will work fine and that a good string of horses can be secured for races at each place. Hedge Plants For Sale Hedge plants for sale by John Ilaaey One and a half miles west of Library corner. Also a twelve foot Holladay wind mill for sale, nearly new, at half price. It t.z-i 1 CUD 0 n " i j 0 larffainsinLanas L. L. TAYLOR tk CO. 0 Have Good Investments in Ford County and other Kansas Lands Rooms' 1-2-3-4 Opera House Building DODGE OITY, KANSAS PHONE 304 0C3 3 3 C 0 mi Jit? m mi. , f, V.' ,1V-r' A' . f&$t, in m i I V S. V i 1 W 1 O 1 ' f .. . ' 1 .