MEADE, KANSAS, THUEBDAY, JULY 4, 1901.
J. W. BERRTMAN, President. W. S. BERRYMAN, Cashier.
C.Q. CHANDLER, Vice-President.
MOADE STATE BANK,
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.
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.
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
Our stock of
H Flour and
Will also be found complete in all lines, I zzS
invite you to call and see me when needing
Es. W. Williams,
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.
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.
Toile du Norde,
prices in town. Call.
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
Mrs. F. S. Drummond and chil
dren came up from Beaver last Fri
day and will remain permanently in
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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.
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.
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.
The Normal opened Monday with
thirty in attendance. This is a sat
isfactory number, considering the
extremely hot weather.
The following registered the first
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.
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
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
Hay, straw, fuel, light, water, etc.
will be furnished free on the grounds.
Come prepared with blankets and
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.
4th of July
The Fourth of July will be celebrated
in Meade and the following' is
partial program of the
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
Immediately following the
program will be given in the
Selection by Orchestra.
Declamation Harry Shamhart.
Trio F. S. Drummond, Will Shelley and Zada Black.
Recitation Ida Perry.
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.
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North Side Square.
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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.
air concert by the Meade Cor-
Band Concert, the following
. . .
JOHNSTON & SIEGEL,,
THEMEN WHO PAY THE FREIGHT.
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