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VOL. III. NO. 35. MEADE, KANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1902. JOHN D. WEHRLE, Editor and Puslishch. . HYDRflULIG WELL DRILLING. All those wanting wells drilled should consult me about the same. It will be to your interest. All wells bored by hydraulic process. Notify me by seeing John Russell at Read's grocery. A. J. BREWER, Meade, Kansas. Fee's DkugStoke Has A Complete Line of Drugs, Medicines, Toilet Articles &c. Paints & Glass. PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDI DR. W. F. FEE, Proprietor. im "Woo Lumber and coal dealer carries a complete line of , Lumber, Fence Posts, Post Oak and Locust, Lime. Cement, Moulding-, Tar and Building Paper, Eclipse Wind Mills, Fairbanks Wind Mills, Barn Door Hangers, Roman Cement Plaster, Plaster Paris Finish, Champion Mowers and Rakes, White Pine Finish, Poplar Wagon Box Boards, II ifii IIS When in need of Cemetery work call on, or write to L. J. DANIEiL., DEALER IX lira i Fii li i Gil MEADE, KANSAS. I 1 e mod Is De To his own interests who will not buy where he can buy the cheapest. The following prices will be in effect as long as goods last: Granulated Sugar, No. 1 Sugar Corn, Tomatoes, No. 1 Salt, 18 pounds for $1. $1.80 per case. $2.85 per case. $1.30 per bbl. I have a complete line of Hamilton-Brown Shoes, also Waddell-Simmons clothing. GEO. S. FOWLER. Fowler. Kansas. Meade Hofe R. BUIS, Proprietor. This hotel' is one of the best in the west, having recently been refurnished and repainted. lers id li THE GENERAL PUBLIC. 3 . k' i ! Real Estate & Abstracts. FARMS, CITY PROPERTY, g RANCHES,' ABSTRACTS, J RAW LANDS, INSURANCE. IS Entire Charge of Property Taken; Taxes Paid. S- .: - GEO. B. CONES, s 1 LocaI News. 1 HugotOD has the brass ' band fever. A book agent was in town last week interviewing the dear people. Carpenter Woodard is putting a hay fork in the Adams livery barn. B. H. Campbell of Clark county was in the city the first of the week. Geo. DeCow now has a telephone line to his place, four miles south of Meade. Ed. Reiman, of Hutchinson, was in the city a few days this week on business. Miss Sada Jenkins left Monday evening for Great Bend, to visit for several days. A number of our people left Tues day night to attend the Reunion at Dodge City. Miss May Emick. of Chicago, 111., is here visiting with her brother Charles Emick. Geo. DeCow and Pete Hotz went to Liberal and Texhoma, Tuesday night to load cattle. Quite a number of our people went to Dodge Monday and Tues day to attend the Reunion. The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hotz is considerable better and considered out of danger. Messrs. Robort and Weaver, of the XI Ranch were in Meade the first of the week transactiug busi ness. Misses Kate Martin and Pearl awyer will leave this week for1 Nickerson, to attend school this fall and winter. Prof. Long, of Eureka, Kansas. has accepted the Principalship of our schools, and began school last Monday. Considerable of our space is oc cupied by legal notices this week. We will have more space for news in a few weeks. Mr. and Mrs. K,. A. Harper re turned from. Mineral Wells, Texas. last Friday where they had been visiting for the past few months. Regular services at the Baptist Church Sunday morning and even ing. Lord's supper will be celebrat ed after morning sermon. All are invited. Marion Rosenberry has begun the erection of the city waterworks tank. It is a mammoth structure and will be the tallest structure in town when finished. Miss Genevieve McMeel, left last Sunday night for 'Wichita, Kansas, where she will attend the Convent at that place. Mrs. McMeel ac companied her. The Ned Pedigo show at the hall last Friday and Saturday nights was very well attended considering that it rained both nights. It is a very good show for the kind. Mrs. M. A. Williams, accompan ied by Mrs. Alf. Stegel, went to St. Joseph, Mo., last week. Mrs. Williams will purchase her fall stock of millinery while absent. Meade has had four resignations of teachers since the board made the first selection. First, Prof. McCoy, second Miss Bayless, third. Prof. Garner and fourth, Mrs. Back. Mr. Sourbeer has completed the residence n and store building on west Carthage avenue and Charles Sourbeer will soon move into same with a complete stock of watches, clocks and jewelery. If you want a daily paper for Si. 25 per year, call at this office, We can get you the Kansas City World far this- low price. Any one ought to afford to take a daily paper when you can get one for almost the same price you can get the average weekly. James I. Stamper has secured an excellent tubular well for J. R. Col- gan at his place northeast of the city. The well is 215 feet in depth and the water stands within 1 2 feet of the top of the ground. Bob has been trying to get a good well for years and Mr. Stamper is the first well driller to succeed. We have added a "Plains Depart ment" to the columns of The News. Mr. F. S. Sullivan, of Plains, will have charge of the same. He is also authorized to re ceive subscriptions. Plains people should call .on him for rates etc. and all accounts for space in that department are payable to him We hope to make this department of special interest to the people of Dr. Sterrett at Meade Hotel, September, 16 to 22. Frank Cochran has sold the dray business to Mr. Bradshaw. Remember Dr. Sterrett's dates at Meade Hotel, Sept. 16-22. Dr. Sterrett, dentist, will be in Meade, from Sept. 16-22, at Meade Hotel. Wichita Kansaa G. A. R. Reun ion Sept. 22-27. One fare for the round trip. Fred Gray went to Germany Tuesday to paint the German Luth ern church. Mr. anf Mrs. J. B. Buck are spending the week in the southeast part of the county. A complete line of paints, oils, varnishes, stains, putty tnd window glass at Fee's drug store. W. J. Harbit, of Guyman, was in the city a day last week and made our office a very pleasant call. Mr. Chas. McKinney, of Engle wood, is one of our latest subscrib ers. They all want the News. Ben Cox left last week for an ex tended trip through the west. He will return in about three weeks. Friday night after the ball game with Dodge City Ike Bogart and Ed. Deeds became involved "In a quarrel over the game. Deeds was the man who was ordered out of the way by the umpire. He was rooting for Dodge City and he was responsible for the trouble on the grounds. In the evening he and Bogart met and a quarrel was start ed. They came to blows and Deeds got out a knife and stabbed Bogart three times, once in the neck, and twice in the back, but fortunately the wounds were slight. After the cutting Deeds ran aw'ay and Bogart had his wounds dressed by Dr. Helwig. Charley Bogart hearing of the affair armed himself and started out in search of Deeds. He found him in the office of the Kankakee and took -several shots at him but the bullets went wide of the mark. Deeds has left town and no arrests have been made. Garden City Herald. Presiding Elder Martindale preached at the M. E. church last Saturday night and Sunday morn ing. Mrs. Backe has accepted the pri mary department of the city schools of Liberal. School opens thereon Sept. 15. The train from the east was six hours late last Sunday, owing to heavy rains in the eastern part of the state. Topeka Kansas State Exposition Sept. 8-13. Sell tickets 6-13 inclns ive. Limit to Sept. 15. One fare for the round trip. All thosedesiringdental work done should call at Made Hotel Sept.8th and 9th. Dr. Gibbons, dentist, will be there on these dates. Ernest Black leaves today for Lawrence to attend the State Uni versity. ' Burwell Reiman will also enter school there this fall Miss Eva Walter has accepted the Grammar department of the city schools, owing to the resignation of Mrs. Backe, who resigned the posi tion. Mr. D. E. Ballard returned last Monday from Washington, Kansas, where he had been visiting his fami- for the past ten days. Dr. Fee has purchased the stock of paints, oils and varnishes former ly carried by Johnston & Siegel, and will continue to carry a full line of the same. Several dogs have been poisoned lately. We don't think it proper for parties to set out poison, and it is a mighty mean man who will poison a dog. The following are the Peoples Party delegates elected to attend the Representative convention at Liberal today: J. M. Brannon, W. H. Walters, Chas. Funk and Peter Blair. Will Mott has resigned his posi tion at the Globe othce and will shortly go to Oskaloosa, Kansas, where he will purchase a newspaper and eo it for himself . We wish Will success in his venture. . At a caucus of the Democrats of this township last Saturday, R. A. Harper, W. F. Fee, W. S. Berryman and E. W. Williams were elected delegates to attend the Representa tive convention at Liberal today At a recent meeting of the City council, a new sidewalk was order ed built from Carthage avenue to the Court House. This was a very pious move, as some one is liable to get seriously hurt, owing to the con dition of this walk. The "Rock Island" will sell round trip tickets to Topeka and return on Sept. 6 to 13, good to return until Sept. 15th. 1902, at rate or one fare on account of The Kansas State Exposition Co. State Fine Stock Show, Race Meeting, Carni val and Vaudeville the week of Sept. 8th. to 13th. 1902. ' - - E. W. Thompson, A. G. P. A. The fusion representative conven tion will be held at Liberal today. Everything indicates that Repre- rcsentative S. D. Adams, will be be renominated by acclamation Doug, makes an excellent represen tative and no one can say aught against his career in the last House There is no better' man in Kansas to represent a constituency than Mr, Adams. There will be no doubt of his election this fall. Nearly a Tragedy. Relative to School Books. Topeka, August 26, 1902. I am receiving so many iuquiries relative to the status of the text book situation, that I deem it ruy duty to offer the following sugges tions to superintendants and patrons of the schools: The readers, geographies and physiologies are tied up by reason of the restraining order of the Pro bate Judge of Shawnee county. The hearing has been set for Sept. However, many of the schools of the state begin the first week of September. Under the circum stances, patrons can use the old books that they have on hand, in reading, geography, and physiology, because it is not safe to buy new texts in these subjects, either of the displaced ones or of the newly adopted ones, until the question in volved has been settled by the courts. It is neither expedient nor safe to buy books of the series adopted five years ago, except the arithmetics and advanced grammar, which were readopted, for' should the courts hold that the newlv adopted texts in reading, geograthy and physiology are legally adopted, every purchase made of the old series of these texts would be an additional expense to the people. I trust it will not be necessary to postpone the opening of the schools because . of this difficulty to secure text-books. It is earnestly hoped that the issue at question will be solved at the very earliest momeril, in order that the school work of the state may not be jepardized. Very respectfully, Frank Nelson, State Supt. Public Inst. Baptist Association To the readers of The News, Greeting: We humbly submit this initia tive edition of the "Plains De partment," trusting- that it will meet with your approval. The object of this innovation is three-fold: First, to dissemi nate the news of this vicinity: second, to show to the world what a good town we have and the wonderful advantages of the country surrounding, and third, to afford egress to the kaleids scopic mirage 01 crowding cog- nitious that are chasing one an other through our cerebrum, We ask your co-operation and beg to remind you that subscrip tions to The News will be re ceipted for at the Plains office. Local News. Southwestern Kansas Baptist as sociation, was in session in this City from the 21st to 24th inst, the attendance from abroad was about 75. Judging from the interest man if est ad by all present it was a profitable gathering. The work undertaken was completed in harm ony, and an expression of gratitude and good cheer prevailed through out the meetings. We are pleased that fuller report was made by let ters from the churches, together with messengers than formerly, The attendance of our representative brethren from abroad was also good The words from the messengers in dicates an increased interest in the home work of the churches of this association. The people of this place are pleased now that the as sociaticn was held in this City and will give cordial welcome to have it meet here again. The citi2ens filled the church on preaching occasions, and were given the gospel unmixed with Modern ideas' "Higher Criticism." The body will meet with the Meade Baptist Church at Meade, Kansas, August 1903, and all people are in vited by them to be there, let us go, we have now a full vear to work and be ready for this. The people in attendance seemed well pleased with the reception and hospitality shown to them by our citizens. Clerk of the Ass'c. Mil! Queensware at cost. Come while it lasts. Johnston & SieSel.- Stock Extra. F. S. SULLIVAN, Editor. I Our Object. Except the editor of this de partment, George Gillidett is the most miserable person in town. George is cutting his wisdom teeth, and the editor well, he is cutting his eye teeth, too. School opened Monday morn ing with a good attendance. . Ar thur S. Vaught, Principal, Prof. Vaught comes highly reccom meeded and we hope for a high standard of excellence in our school. We invite your attention to our advertising columns. The busi ness men of Plains are wide-awake and energetic in their en deavors to build up the town. They will treat you tight and are deserving of your patronage. Mr. Graham, representing the Wichita Beacon, was a pleasant Caller a few days since. The Beacon is a bright, clean, newsy paper and always welcome atour desk. Mr. Graham, too, is a bright, agreeable young manand likewise welcome. r'g'ffft3 (f-t-- --CHtf tii"iItl -3 i7n Vr Bon T. Edwards, John w. Baughman, M Notary Public. Immigration Agent. THE CRESCENT AGENCY, Mrs. Wm. King and Miss Adah Edwards are visiting in the east. Ecad our advertisements and patronize your home merchants. Mrs. Rhees Singley, left Sun day for her old home, Lima Co., Missouri. Grandpa Guyer, of Arlington, is spending a few days with his sons, Frank and Boone. Miss Grace Harbit. of Guy- mon, Okla., is among her friends in Plains for a short time. Rev. Robinson, of Meade, con ducted church services here Sun day morning and evening. Messrs. Eckler and Briggs, of Pratt, were visiting friends in the city the first of the week. An ice cream social, under the auspices of the Y. P. S. C. E.will be given at the school house to morrow evening. John W. Baughman went down to Liberal Monday to assu me con trol of the branch office of The Crescent Agency. John Collingwood, of Pretty Prairie, was in town several days last week, transacting business with Edwards & Baughman. Did you ever stop to consider, dear reader, how a man feels when he is compelled to" retire clear to the rear and assume a sitting" posure? A. A. Ball and F. S. Sullivan, delegates from West Plains twp. go down to Liberal to-day to as sist in nominating Doug Adams for Representative. Our entire population was at the station Sunday evening to witness the arrival of the west bound passenger, and blamed if we hayen't been wondering why. A prospector from theoilfields of Ohio, backed by eastern capi talists, has been looking over the territory adjacent to Plains with a view of leasing land on which to bore for oil. EDWARDS & BAUGHMAN, Props. PLAINS, - KANSAS. Rem stale l Govern Lund loco Send for Land Office Hand Books. Tells all about Government Lands Sent prepaid for (I. Large lists of farm lands from $2.50 to S10 per acre. These lands are situated in Meade County, the best county in the west. Also have these lands subject to homesteading under the homestead law. Selling dates homeseekers' excursion tickets, Aug. Sth and 19th, return limit 21 days from date of sale. Special Bargain No. 170. A fine ranch consisting of 960 acres of deeded land, 1280 acres leased land, two homesteads. Good new house 24x26, upstairs, good wind breaks, plenty of water, good new Sampson windmill, open range east 2x24 miles, west 3x7 miles. Ex cellent grass. This place is suitable for running a thousand head of cattle. With this ranch goes 120 head of cows, steers, and calves, high grade cattle. This place is a bargain at the price of (5000. Must be sold soon to get advantage of these fig ures, if this don't suit you write us what vou want. We have it. THE CRESCENT AGENCY, ft Plains, Kansas. fnmmmmnimmmminmmmmmmmmmmmmmg ANGBLL sz SON, 3 DEALERS IN lift, in 1 p PRODUCE, CONFECTIONERIES, ' g CIGARS & TOBACCO. I E?eriiriiP.o usooiiy Kepi la o MM tel. i g GRAND AYENUE, 2 S Plains. - - " Kansas. C iiuiiuiuiiiiiiiuiiiuiiiiiiiiuiiiiiaiuiiaiiiiiiaiiiiuiiiiiiiiiii I MS. Everything New and First-class in Every Particular. L.IVERY STABLE IN CONNECTION. 7a Opposite Rock Island Depot. ) , PLAINS, - - KANSAS. Ended In a Row. The Rock Island will run a stock extra on Monday ' and Wednesday mornings, due here at 7.20. The base ball game between Dodge Citv and Garden City last Friday unfortunately ended in a row and the game was not finished, the visitors walking off the field in the first half of the 7th inning. At the end of the 5th inning a shower stopped the game and when it wes over the Dodge City boys didn't want to play any longer, the score then standing three to two in their favor. When' the game - was re sumed it is said the visitors com menced to play the baby act and to question the decisions of the um pire. The trouble finally culminat ed when the umpire attempted to make an onlooker keep out of the way. One of the Dodge players took it upon himself to interfere and applied an insulting epithet to a Garden City player and then there was a grabbing of ball bats and fur a few moments it looked as though there would be some broken beads, but the matter was finally settled. It was a shame that there should have been any trouble and it would have been better if our boys had ignored the actions of the visitors and continued to treat them. as gentlemen whether they were or not Garden City Herald. Get married and get Mrs. Henry to bake you an excellent wedding cake. J. W. BERRYMAN, President. W. S. BERRYMAN, Cashier. ' C. Q. CHANDLER, Vice-President. THS STATE BANK. Capital Stock $10,000.00 Surplus $2,500.00. MEADS, KANSAS. Designated Depository of Meade County LIST OF STOCKHOLDKRS: R. A. riARPER, HENRY BSINCKMAX, S. D. ADAMS. B. S. McMiXL, W. F. CASTEEX,' LOUIS BOEHLER, J. W. BERRYMAN. C. Q. CH AN DLDK, V.S. BERRYMAN. This banl: 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. KO PURCHASE LOANS. I - HOT MEALS U three times a day and lunches all hours day -. t t or night at the OWL Restaurantr Come rE and see us. . H C. G. BORGER, 2 Meade, Kansas. . iiiiiiiuiuiimiiimiuiuuiiiuuuuaiiuiiiiiiiuiuuiiuium ; the western part of the county.