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K be ount VOLUME II MEADE, KANSAS, THUEBDAY, JULY 4, 1901. NUMBER 2G. fDoeabe C flews 1 I' I i i Vi - Si . ft Xr i': J. W. BERRTMAN, President. W. S. BERRYMAN, Cashier. C.Q. CHANDLER, Vice-President. THE MOADE STATE BANK, MEADE, KANSAS. Designated Depository of Meade County This bank is distinctively a cattlemen's and stockgrower's bank. We solicit the business of the legitimate cattlemen and stockgrow ers of the southwest. Money on hand at all times for legitimate cattle loans with good margins. NO PURCHASE LOANS. sammmmmmmmnmmHmmnmmmmmmmmmmK R R. Wells & Co. will sell you as good flour, feed, groceries, seeds, barley, cane, hardware and implements and as cheap as any house in southwest Kansas. Call and examine our stocK. iuiaaiiiuiiiuiiuiiiiiiuiiaiiaiiiuiiiuuiiuiuiiiiuiuiiua Just Received mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmnmimmg 1 It's A I Sure Thing 1 That E. AV. "Williams has added a fine line of the Bond Shoe Co.'s Men's, Ladies' and 2 Zzz Children's shoes to his stock. Also a fine 3 line of Men's boots. 2 5 -A- complete line of Mens', Ladies' and 5 Childrens' hose in all styles. Also Men's j gloves. Cheatest Our stock of H Groceries, H Flour and Will also be found complete in all lines, I zzS invite you to call and see me when needing supplies. -ZZ Es. W. Williams, Meade, Kansas. iaiaaaaiiiaiiaaaaiaaaaiaiaiiiiaaaaiaiaaaiaaiiK Buckeye Harness Shop. J. II. WATT, Proprietor. Hand-Made Harness A Specialty. A Fine lie oi wtiips, (Ms, Pans int mp Roues. I handle factory-made harness, and will order anything not kept in stock. I have a shoe bench and do all kinds of boot and shoe repairing. North side of square. Meade, Kansas. 8s 8 Do You Know That you can save money by trading at the Meade Grocery? I have one of the " best lines of Groceries, Provisions, Flour, Feed, &c. in the city, and my prices are always the lowest. When you want large quantities of ranch supplies, etc. it will be to your interest to call and get my prices, " as I make special rates on all such orders. Call and see me when in the city. S. P. BUNCH, West side of square. . Meade. Kansas. Spring and Summer "Wash Goods, Toile du Norde, Ginghams, Etc., at WEHRLB'S. prices in town. Call. Feed 1 laocal News. 8 Ben Edwards is visiting Dick Twist and family this week. D. P. Wysong and Jas. Wysong are working on McMeel's addition to his residence. The County Commissioners are in session this week, in their regular quarterly meeting. - Dr. Fee was called Monday night to Fowler to see Mrs. Barnett, moth er of W. T. Miles, who is sick. Mrs. W. E. Davis returned from Missouri last Thursday, where she has been visiting for the past six weeks. Mrs. F. S. Drummond and chil dren came up from Beaver last Fri day and will remain permanently in Meade. F. S. Drummond has purchased the house at the old Winslow lum ber yard and moved his family into it this week. Profs. Dawson and Baugher, of Hutchinson, arrived in Meade Sat urday night and began the NormaW work Monday. A shower of rain fell Monday night which was quite .refreshing and settled the dust. About half an inch of water fell. We print The News a day earlier this week that we may take a whole day on the Fourth pulling the tail feathers of the eagle. The Beaver base ball nine will play the Meade boys on the Fourth. The game in all probability will be played in the forenoon. H. G. Marshall is moving the old vault brick from the National hotel to the lots which will be occupied as a lumber yard, north of the bank. Two coaches loaded with hoboes went down to Dalhart last Monday evening. In a few weeks they will all be working their way back east. W. J. Woodard received two cars of lumber this wee1;. He has the contracts for building a couple of houses and expects to use a large per cent, of this lumber. The small-pox patients are all getting well and will be out in a few days. There are no new new cases and probably will not be any, as Dr. Fee is taking all the necessary precautions. A letter from W. H. Siebenthaler, Murphysboro, III., orders The News sent to him at that place, where he is located for the present. We ex pect to see him back in Meade coun ty before long. E. D. Smith left Monday morn ing for Hutchinson where he goes for medical treatment. He has been in poor health for some time. His friends hope that the medical assistance he receives will be bene ficial to him. Johnston & Siegel, the popular north side furniture dealers, are putting in counters and shelving this week preparatory to putting in a large line of furniture novelties, chinaware, lamps, and all sorts of shelf goods in this line. S. D. Harper and daughter of San Antonio, Texas, are here visit ing R. A. Harper and wife. Mr. Harper is a brother of R. A. Harp er. He will return in a few days to his home in Texas. Miss Harper will spend the summer in Meade. Hodge Marshall has secured the lots north of the Meade State Bank where his new lumber yard will be located. Several cars of coal and lumber have already been ordered and are expected to arrive in a few days. They expect to carry a large stock of lumber and all kinds of building material. J. H. Barnes, our photographer, talks of leaving Meade soon after the Fourth and returning to his home at Richmond, Kansas, We would be pleased to have had him remain here permantly, but business is not very flush in any line at pres ent and these dry, hot winds are enough to discourage the oldest in habitant. The annual Sunday School Con vention of Meade county will be held in Meade August 2-3. Every one interested in the work is expect ed to take part and assist on the program which will be published next week. J. H. Engle, State Sec retary and D. C. Wood are expect ed to be present and assist. The place of the session will be annouuc ed next week. Every school in the county should be represented. If you want to be up-to-date sub scribe for The News. Simpson & Sterrett, dentists. July 9 to 16. Remember the date. Men's and ladies shoes in all the latest styles at E. W. Williams. Cashier W. S. Berryman returned from eastern Kansas last Thursday. The celebrated Bond Shoe Co's shoes are sold by E. W. Williams. Our Fowler correspondent is shy this week: Wake up Mr. Cracker jack. Will Osgood has been painting several of the north side buildings this week. The Arena Club will not meet this week, on account of the Fourth of July celebration. Young & Campbell have new, up-to-date Meade County maps for sale at 25 cents each. tf Drs. Simpson & Sterrett will be at the Meade Hotel from July 9 to 16 to do dental work. Drs. Simpson and Sterrett, den tists, will be in Meade from July 9 to 16 to do dental work. Rev. Reace has purchased a fine buggy horse from Zack Ragland. It is one of the best in the city. When you want shoes call at the corner grocery store and E. W will show you the finest line of men's and ladies' shoes. It you are needing dental work done you should call on Drs. Simp son & Sterrett at the Meade Hotel from July 9 to 16. E. W. Williams has added a line of mens' gloves and men's, ladies' aud children's hose, to his merchan dising establishment. Meade will have band music on the Fourth of July sure. In the ev ening, the orchestra nas several numbers on the program. Our correspondents have been crying for rain and complaining of the drouth. We hope the rain last Monday night reached all of them. Finley Rock,6TBeaver county; was in Meade Saturday to meet his sister-in-law who lives at Mankato, and who went down to Beaver with him to visit his family. Dr. Dickerson and M. W. Free were up from the Cimarron Tuesday having-.brought up some Normal students, Mr. Free, his sister and Dr. Dickerson, his niece. Henry Burford was down from Fowler Tuesday. He recently re turned from Sedalia where he had been with Fred Nett and Anson Randolph, going to school. All the members of the Meade lodge I. O. O. F. who possibly can are requested to be present at the meeting Friday night as there is work in the second degree. We have a "Standard" gas lamp which we would like to dispose of at once. If you want a fine lamp for your home this is a chance to get one. Call at this office and see it. Dr. Fee reports a ten-pound girl baby born at the home of Tom Riley last Thursday. Tom was very much tickled over the affair and now stays pretty close to home. The little one has already begun to call him "papa." It was reported to us this week that we will have a regular passenger train next Monday. The schedule time would be going west at about 1 1 a. m. and going east about 3 p. m. There will only be a- ten-minute stop at Bucklin instead of the pres ent 3-hour sojourn in that place. We note that the ladies of the Episcopal church, of Dodge City, will serve icecream, cake and punch on the evening of the Fourth of July. Now, we would certainly shine at such a place and we suggest that some of the Meade churches have a social some night and serve this same course. E. C. Kilborn informed us Tues day that he has trouble with the grasshoppers down at his place and that he would like about 200 turkeys to pasture for about a month. He says he must get rid of them some way. We have been thinking of a scheme, and as the state does not provide any means of getting rid of these pests, we thought that the Fish Warden might take a herd of the lobos down there and see if he could not train them to eat Mr. Kilborn's grasshoppers. This is merely a ug gestion we offer which might prove very valuable if thoroughly tested. ;Last Monday the cattle at the Kansas City stock yards sold at the lowest price they reached for six years, "The drouth seems to be pretty general .all over the United States. In the eastern cities the death rate is very large from sunstrokes. J. H. Watt left Wednesday even ing for Englewoodwhere he will spend the Fourth. There must be some attraction down that way. We can furnish you the New York Thrice-a-Week World in connec tion with The News for Si. 75 per year. The paper comes to you ev ery other day, and is better than a daily where you cannot get your mail every day. The Meade county members of the 44th Vol. Inf. are expected home the latter part of this week, probably Thursday or Friday even ing. Their friends and relatives anxiously await their return after an absence in the Philippines for the last 18 months. The regiment land ed at San Francisco last week and were mustered out last Sunday, which was the last day of the ser vice of the volunteers. In another column will be seen a reward of $50 offered for evidence leading to the conviction of the party or parties who recently set out the poison which killed a num ber : of the best dogs in the city. The- penalty for this crime is pun ishable by from 1 to 3 years at hard labor in the penitentiary, which ought to make the matter very im pressive upon the guilty parties should they be convicted. Mrs. Harry Reas has removed to a ranch recently purchased by her from Mr. Lyman. Her home will be near her old friends, Lonzo Palmer and wife who will advise and assist her in the care of her interests. Fulton item in Beaver Herald. Geo. W. Wiley, who was in the city, Monday, says Meade county has about 7,000 acres of wheat, but the: yield will not be more than ten bushels to the acre. Dodge City Republican. George has not entirely forgotten the. granger experience heacquired while Cane Inspector for The South western Sugar Co. at this place sev eral years ago. Since that time he has also become a fish expert, it be ing hejwho imported that celebrated dry-land terrapin, commonly known as the lobo catfish, iuto Western Kansas. " -, E. M. Carpenter reports a won derful growth of " alfalfa in his field on the south side. On the 3rd of June he cut his alfalfa, 'and on June 21, when he informed us of the mat ter, the plant was two feet high, be ing nearly 14 inches growth each day. The yield was 24 tons to the acre. The plant roots are near the water and this sub-irrigation is a great aid to growth. Mr. Carpenter expects to cut four crops of hay this year. He says it is not safe to pas ture alfalfa on the south side lands owing to the soft and porous soil. Some alfalfa fields have died owing to winter pasturing. Dodge City Republican. J. E. George, a prominent busi ness men of Liberal, and one of the stockholders of the Liberal Bank, was transacting business in Beaver Monday. He stated that over 1000 worth of town lots had been sold at Guymon, the new town on the Rock Island railroad in this county. Cor ner business lots sell at J 150 each. There will be a bank established at the new town as soon as the bank building which is being consructed is completed. Mr. George thinks Guymon will make a good business point It is reported that Elery Cooper, formerly of Beaver but now a member of the firm, Fick-Roberts Mer. Co., of Meade, contemplates going to Dalhart, Texas, to engage in the furniture business. Beaver Herald. The Pratt Union kicks over the Mail and Breeze crediting a good one to the Pratt Republican. That shows Bro. Gebhart to be a tender foot. We have a louder reason to kick on the Meade News, but don't do it. Glad to see that something original is worth publishing, even without credit. What we regard as the worst kind of stealing is to mark "X." Don't do it. Preston Plaindealcr. If this paper ever "stole" any thing that originated in the fertile brain of the editor of the Plaindealer and failed to give proper credit, it was an oversight, or the article came from some other source, and we stand ready to beg the pardon of the Plaindealer man. We believe in giving credit where credit belongs. Don't be backward, brother, about calling our attention to these mat ters, we shall certainly not be offended. NORMAL NOTES. The Normal opened Monday with thirty in attendance. This is a sat isfactory number, considering the extremely hot weather. The following registered the first day: Linna Petefish. Genevieve McMeel Mattie Petefish. Jennie Barragree. Kate Martin. Annie Johnston. Dora Haver. Dora Dickerson. Mary Eliason. Nellie Barragree. Bert Crane. Maude Bayless. Clarence Eason. Lonnie Schumaker Willie Martin. Cora Walter. Eva Walter. Nellie Sourbeer. Mary Free. Jessie Marshall. Minnie Cornell. Maggie Smith. Meda Boyer. Omie Henry. Gertie Boyer. Elliott Henry. Adda Petefish. Jennie Kessler. Grace Conlin. Florence Williams. Katie Shaw. The rain Monday night improved conditions very much, so we expect good work on the part of everyone connected with the institute. A number of advanced pupils are in attendance and their work is very- satisfactory. We wish more of this class of students would attend. While the institute was originated for teachers, the course has been prepared in such a way that any ad vanced pupil from the common schools will find it about the same as academic, or college work. The instructors, Mr. Dawson and Mr. Baugher, will willingly and cheerfully assist or advise anyone in the institute at any time. The ob ject is to make this session the most profitable ever held in the county. A large number of teachers who should be in attendance have not enrolled. By all means you should come in and begin next Monday. Do not stay out another day. You cannot afford to miss the remainder of the term. The county superintendent, Miss Martin, will carry all grades of 90 or more of active teachers, who at tend normal every day, attend the teachers' associations, and take read ing circle work. This is not requir ing too much, and every progressive teacher should take advantage of this arrangement. We are needing the microscope that belongs to the high school pupils. It has been taken from the building since scoool closed, for some purpose, and we wish the par ties would return it immediately in order that we may .use It'.-'-; Attention, Old Soldiers! Dodge City, Kansas, June 19. At the last annual reunion -of the old soldiers' and sailors' association of Southwest Kansas, held at Meade, Dodge City was selected as the place for holding the eighth annual reunion, and August 20 to 23, 1901, inclusiye, has been fixed as the date. The vice presidents will be expected to organize their respective counties and report to these headquarters, not later than August 1st, the prob able number that, will attend, and tents will be assigned to each coun ty for their use. Each county will be expected to come prepared to furnish part of the entertainment, such as speeches, songs, music, rec itations, etc., and places will be as signed them on the program. Neighboring counties, not mem bers of the association, are invited to come and take part with us and enjoy themselves. The citizens of Dodge City invite you. They are able and willing to give you a royal welcome. Their committees are now at work. All old soldiers of '6i-'65, soldiers of the Spanish American war, and soldiers of the Philippine insurrection and their families and friends and all citizens are cordially invited. The Dodge City park is a beauti fully shaded and a model camping ground. Hay, straw, fuel, light, water, etc. will be furnished free on the grounds. Come prepared with blankets and camp equipage. The State Soldier's Home, locat ed five miles from Dodge City, as well as the State Forestry two miles east, are well worth your visit. Look out for large bills. D. L. Sweeney, President. J. A. Arment, Secretary. A $50 Reward! I will pay fifty dollars reward to anyone furnishing evidence for the conviction of the party or parties that willfully put out poison on the night of June 20, or at any time pre viously, in the city of Meade, Kas., and which poison was the cause of the death of several dogs. F. C. Juor, Sheriff. GRAND 4th of July Celebration! At MEAD The Fourth of July will be celebrated in Meade and the following' is partial program of the day's sports. Program. 50 yd. foot race, 50yrs. & over, 1st prize $2. 2nd prize $1. 100 yard foot race, free for all, " 3. " 1.50 25 yd. foot race, 6 yrs. & under " 1. " .50 3 legged race, " 1.50 " ..75 Sack race, " 1. " ,50 Egg race, " 1. " .50 Barrel race, " 1.50 " .75 Pie eating contest " .50 Cracker eating contest, " .50 8:00 to 8:30 p. m'. Open net Band. Immediately following the program will be given in the Selection by Orchestra. Vocal Chorus. Declamation Harry Shamhart. Trio F. S. Drummond, Will Shelley and Zada Black. Recitation Ida Perry. Vocal Chorus. Declamation Theodore Perry. Song Kirke, Belle and Jo Drummond. Ten-minute address Rev. Reace. Music by Orchestra. Recitation Jo Drummond. Trio Violin, Banjo and Guitar, Recitation Florence Shamhart. Music by Orchestra. Recitation Miss Grace Conlin. Trio Violin, Banjo and Guitar. Declamation Elery Cooper. Vocal chorus. ' - - " Music by Orchestra. ORR 8s Mtf lis, , NO DICE North Side Square. (0 n 1 1 ni S FDII5, IK We have added a complete line of paints, oils, varnish, varnish stains, and all other painter's materials. Our brand of paint is as good as any on the market and we are selling it right. Everything in the furniture line from Beds to Baby Chairs. Make the walls of your home pretty with Artistic Flowered Paper. We have it on view. Cover the walls with Pretty Pic tures or buy Pretty Frames for "'. pictures you already have. We keep both Pictures and Mouldings. A nice Carpet is "a necessity. In this line we give you a wide range of choice". To assist you we show our samples in a patent Exhibitor, which magnifies the sample until it has the appearance of a carpet 100 feet sqaare. Come and see it. Yours for business, YOUNG 6e CAMPBELL, - el lite i ti isi Si. Rents collected and taxes paid for non-residents. Agents For . . . Niagara Fire and Tornado Insurance Co. . tna Life Insurance Co. Thoroughly Feliable. MEADE, air concert by the Meade Cor- Band Concert, the following City Hall. . . . ADDIS, cm 10 SHAKING. MEADE, KANSAS'. (A Mies, Dt JOHNSTON & SIEGEL,, THEMEN WHO PAY THE FREIGHT. KANSAS.