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H. K. Lightfoot, Editor.
NICODEMUS J N BRIEF Nicodemus is located on the north bank < f the South Solomon River, one-half mile t we st of the east line of Graham county, 1 twelve miles south of the north line, six teeu miles from Millbrook, the county seat, and twenty-two miles west from Stockton, the county seat of Ronks county and the teimlnus of the C. B. U. P. rail road. Nicodemus contains four general stores, two grocery stores, two drug Mores, two hotels, two livery stables, two milli nery stores, one bank, two land and loan agents, one law firm, one physician, two blacksmith shops, one shoe shop, one bar- | ber implement dealers, two good j church buildings and a fifteen hundred dollar public school building is now in the course of erection and other improvements which we shall from time to time mention. Nicodemus is surrounded by the finest farming country in North-west Kansas, and money invested here will realize to investor 10<> per cent in twelve months. Business Fire story. Dry Goods, and Groceries. H. 8. Henrie & Brother.—Young & Craven T. W, Sample, J. B. Crowley. Groceries, Flour etc. A. N. Harper,—Foster Williams. Drugs 8. K. Boylan,—Hays & governs,— C. H. Newth. Millinery, Mrs. M. A. Warner,—Mrs. A. J. Lovelady. Banks. :• Bank of Nicodemus. Physicians. C. H. Newth. Hotels. Gibson—Williams & Garland Proprietors. St. Francis —Fletcher Bros. Props, Livery Stables. T, F. Taylor,—T. J. Fletcher, LaND and Loan AgSNtsj R, Cay ton,— Attorney's- at-L aw. Jones & Lowrey. Blacksmiths H: Charles,—Wm. Scott, Barbers. H. C. Hawkins, —Parson Lewis. Shoemaker. II Hawkins. Pension Agent. J. W. Griffin. Agricultural Implements. Garland & Lightfoot,—F. M. Lewin. SOCITIES. F. G. I. B —meets second and fourth Sat urday of vavh month at 1 p. m. D. *W Miles, Sec., O. Talbott. Pres. Churches. Ihqitis 4 ; -first and third Sabbath of each hionth, at the stone church. 8. M. Lee, Pantos. A. M. E.—service at tlienewchurch evey Sunday, at Ila m. C. 11. Brown. Pastot MAIL and STAGE LINES. Nicodemus to Stockton, via Alcona and Webster, daily, except Sunday. Leave*. Stocktoil at 7 a. m,, wives at Nicodemtu ll;30a. m. Leaves Nicodemus at 1 p. ni ftad arivvsin Stockton at 6 p. m. Nicodemus ami Millln-ook, via- Fagan, leaves Millbrook at 7 ;3<» a m and arivef in Nicodemus at 11 a m,leaves Nicodeni tls at 1 p m and aiives in Millbrook at B Nicodemus and Ellis, via Kebar, Cres son, Amhiyyind Mendota, arives Mnndayj Wednesdays and Fridays, departs or Tuesdays. Thursdays. and Saturdays, k Passengers carried on all these lines hours from 7 a. m. to 7 ;3(t p Shnday And legal holidays. gM A. N. Harper p. m., H Miss Mary Moor, as’ Jones, J. C. Lowrey practice in Will attcndpo”al ||fl District.’• State, cases in the inferior '.*■ U. 8. Courts. courts. UM»eciai atttelTtion given to, »xamnin* real estate. ■ONES & LOWREY; ■ Attorney S-ai-Lclto, Kansas & PREWITT. Loan .and Bance Agents, Kansas of law business. Rud and examine titi an i Hi.itlle >e<urit\ companies. 1 Salutatory, After a short abscence from the fields of journalism, we again greet our many friends of Graham county through the columns of a newspa per, bestowing upon them our best ( wishes. In this, our first number of Tnn Nicodemus Enterprise, we have no promises to make and none to ful fill. A majority of the people of Nicodemus and Graham county are acquainted with our method of con ducting a newspaper and we shall hardly depart from our former course. We shall always be found on the side of the people as against cliques, rings and grinding corporations, and shall endeavor to advance the inter ests of Nicodemus and Graham county regardless of any local strife that may exist, looking always to the interests of the majority. Our interests are in Nicodemus and for her welfare and advance ment we shall put forth our best efforts. In politics we have always been a Republican and shall advocate the principles of that grand old party in the columns of this paper, believing them to be just and right. Our latch string always hangs on : the outside of the door and we invite you to call and see us. Respectfully, H’. K. Lightfoot. There are over 500,000 children of school age in the state of Kansas. The County Normal is now in ses sion at Hill City with a fair attend ance. Every teacher in the county should have attended. The Knights of Labor will hold a grand celebration at W ebster, Fri day, August 26th. Good, speakers i will be present to address the people. ‘ Music will be furnished by the Nicodemus cornet band. ‘ The political pot has begun to boil a little. The Enterprise will ! take a small, part in the campaign I and we shall try and keep our read j ers posted on the situation. - If the railroads could carry hah the public on passes, and th“ re mainder qt three cents a mile why eftn they hot carry nil, now that pas • hos Rfe abolished at bnb that rate o» at two cents at ka?t i The following sad tale is from exchange*. “A small boy with ashin : ing pad went singing gaily down the ■ dale, to where the cow with bridh ; tail, on sweet clover did regale. A i bumble-bee did gently sail oxer the j soft and shadowy vale, to where th< • boy with a shining’pail | was milking the cow with the brindle tail. The ; bee lit down on the cow’s left ear ; her hceG went up through the atmos phere—and through the leaves of s walnut tree, the boy soared into etur nity.“ There will be a Reunion of tin oh soldiers and sailors of .North westen j Kansas at Logan, on Monday Tues ; day, and Wednesday. August th : 29th, 30, and 31, A large ‘attend anoe is expected. Ample act ommo i dation will bosuplied for all, inelud ing quartos, straw, wood. etc..frv< and forge and rations at actual cost Prominent old soldiers and speaker? will be present to recall our soldie days of 1861-65. Camp fires wil lx? held every evening. The follow speakers have Wen invited. Gens • Fairchild, Tuttle, A. J. Smith, Sow ard, Gov. John A. Martin, Hons. F B. Plumb, Lewis Hun back, E. J * Turner and other prominent speak ers. Published to Advance -fie lutcicst of N. cdinnH; Ci: H u County, and the Principles of the Republican Party. Nicodemus, Graham County, Wednesday, August 17, 1887. Nicodemus’, compare it and its present prospects with one yeai ago . and see how favorable tiny are. Now, church spires point heaven ward, and the whistle of the iron horse is heard in the distance, our population is ten times more, all classes of business is well n pre sented and still the is room formorc. Glorious town ! Glorious country! What inspired hand can write your future, w ho can estimate your wealth ten years from to-day? God,—-lie , who rules the destinies of this. Nation, lie alone can tell. We admit that printer’s ink is im-! portant in giving the du.-tbd m-[ formation about young citi- s, hut a world ol circulation will not build a , town in an unnatural location, there is another tiling about advertising 1 new towns that those interested’ would do well to remember, and that i is that one thousand copies of the < respectable newspapers printed m , a town, and sent out, will do the i town more good than ten million cir culars. We do not mean a regular pictorial boom advert isement paper , that is a give away on its face but the i regular paper setting fort'in a truth- ; I fill and attractive way the advant ages of the town, and showing in if i advertising columns that it has a live, energetic set of busint ss men.“ At the Colored Press Associ ation which recently met at Louis ville, Ky., in the course'of a discus sion as to the propriety of the. color i cd man orgaizing an independant political party, Hon. A. IL (’lark,of Chicago, said“ All meii wore cre ated free and should be entitled to equal rights, he was Republican, not a drop Democratic blood in hD veins, but the colored people should not fight any party or creed, but ; labor to benefit themselves. Negros w'ould be a mere cypher as an inde > pendent party. They should adhere ito the Republican party. If they 1 did not like to do this they should be ruled out. The Republican par ty was going to take possession of . things again. They bad split over i Jim Plane and spoils. It was their theft and dishonesty that divided ' them and lost the rare. Ihr mug wumps can’t aim unt to much as they' merely form a company headed reformers. lucre uevei was a reform party that was not a i fraud. Tiie negro who dts. its the ’ Republican party is a truh.r to tht i living and too <uad. I : is a wondtr that lb. 1? spirits ol t!i* g ist u< parted statesmen who founded the party do ‘ not come fourth and confront them. i You fire wearing out xitul forces faster than fhti” is hi y subtracting 1 years from the -aim tote! of your life. The rush and worry, day after I day, this resth>s, anxiety mr some thing you have not got is like peb ble stones in macniuei y, they grtith and grind the life out of you. lou have useless burdens; tbiow them off. You have a great load ot usvless care ; dump it.pull on tin strings; compact your business; take tin ti me for thought of better tilings. Go out into the air and let Gods sun shine down upon your busy head. Stop thinking business and print; stop grumbling tJ td* ers pruvi ien ces. You will pi /‘ably mv. r st much bi tt-r times .o ’his iUA,m<d world, and your most opportune sca fod is now ;yuur happiest day is to day. Calmly do your duty, and let God take care of His own world. Ht i** stilt alive, and is the King. Do not imagine that things v.iU go to c**- r lasting smik-h when you disappear from this mortal stage. Do not fancy ‘ iiiai the curse of heaven, in the shape of the vain te k of righting up a disjoint* d earth, is imposed upon 1 you. Ceas* to fret and fume; cease to jump and worry tarly and late. The gootl time is coming, but you car never bring it; God van, and will. ‘ Take breath, dt ar old folks; sit down * and rest, and take a long 1 r ath. Then go calmly to the ta>ks of liL and do your work well. & * - 4 The Republican county central .commitb u meets the 27th, inst. j In shari’untrast to the retrogres sion of educational ideas down in Georgia comes the action of the iDartmouth (N.H.) medical school, where a colored student, J.P, Hay ne-i, of Galveston, Tex. lias just been •ppointud demonstrator of anatomy The bust society for supression f pernicious literature is the family, i Ti’u best legislutiun that can be pass ed for the prevention of the sale of r vile literature can be passed byjath er and mother in joint convention assembled. Daily teaching to love I i and study;good and useful things! will bring boys and girls to detest ‘ , the opposite. These are the only means by which the sale ofpemici -1 ous literature can ever be penuan-: ently and effectually suppressed.! • The passage of laws of the State and i i the watchfulness of the societies for, i the suppression of pernicious lit- ’ | crature may do some good for the j j youth w ho have no parents to teach I them, but to provide sound early 1 training for them ; would do far more. i ________ A recent application of a West i Virginian nmed Brown at the pension office in Washington brought to - light the fact that one mother had j ; given sixteen sons to the service of ! j the union during the war. She had bom thirty three children in all, of I whom'twenty were boys, and of these ! only four did not serve as soldiers : in the union army. Two were killed and fourteen survive. Each of the latter is to-day in receipt of a pen | sion from the Government for disa i bilities received in the service, and | I the death of her other soldier sons , , entitles the mother also to a pen- ' sion. The case is an intersting one, | not only for the remarkable number of sons of one mother who wore the ' blue, but as illustrating how conta- • gious was the war spirit m some fam ilies along the line of fire. ' Mr. Thomas Fortune, the editor of a colored people’s organ, the New york Freemen, proposes the forma tion of what he terms an “Afro- Amt rivan League/* The aim of this ; organization, m general terms, is the ' improvement of the condition of the colored rac in the Unite States. Al though plans have not yet been ma tured, the work of organization lias already begun. Mr. Fortune says that ward, county, and State clubs are to la formed* and then a nation ' al convention is‘to be held to form ulate a policy that will protect the ' rights ami improve the genera! oon , ditiou of the colored people The lea : gm, so its originator asserts, will • take a hand in politics, but will try ■ to hold colorr d votes to an ind« p< nd . ent political course. i . _ - _ The idea is very prevalent that 1 I our present existing sou mi condition I . are painful and revolting m many ; ; respects, we can not see any hope of ’ reform in any pr.rtiular m relation to our present scheme of socialism. ' That the rich often oppresses the 1 poor -that capital is tyrannical in ■ many of its operations is true, too J. that there is to much ignoreuce, too ’ much fanaticism and t»>o much big otry in the world. But instead of l seeking in socialism rumidn*s for the • vils for which humanity still differs, ! the Lightest hope of reform is in the U opposite principle, which incotir ages the utmost devnfopment of the faculties uf the Lidividual. A gov -! eminent can do little pru r bct the weak against the strung, ►’ ;re vent violence and f raud ard cn- • force honest contracts, to th»* end .» that each citizei may be fr»e io do i as he desires so long as he shall not 3 interfere with the rights vf others. . Legislation for the reform of the i -tale or for the welfare of the peo . pie can nut legitimately go beyond i th? limit herein designated. When . this limit ahull transcended the gen ii era! results will be failure and dis- Dealer In ' ’*l FLOUR and FBI Tobaccos, Cigars, Toilet Soaps and Finest stock of Crackers ire tht Flour, c Feed and Cor - i Everything the Farmer needs, fr*£ : ing Glass and Cuspidor down <1 Matches. ■ >' Call at the P. 0. and get SI.OC woi ■for CO cents. \ \A.M. HARPER, - Xi Still to the Front I > H. S. HENRIE & BI Dealers In *— CLOTHEING, BOOTS, SHOES, HAI Gent's Furnishing Goods* Station Notions,'etc. SF?OC£F?IES FLUUR and PRnVISIfINS All kinds of Foregin and Domestic Fn Cigars and Tobaccos. All goods sold at prices that can not cated in the county. Call and exa goods and learn ottr prices. We take in showing our goods to all Remer we will not be undersold., OUR MOtTO:—Honest Dealing and Representations. ' //. s. iiexeie & * ■ ; tr* .. Xi rod emus, J. 4 * STOCKTON, KANSAS, £ Deal in Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Dools. feliidfa Hair, Cement. Etc., at the lowest prices. F. C. Cupp, Manager; COMMERCIAL HOUSE, Williams & Gatianti Prsfri, Nicodemus, - * Kansas Newly Re-fitted and Ite-furniahed. Axomodations First-da*. Commercial trade a i>ecialty, aud patrvtmef aeofciftd'. 4