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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Barton County democrat. — 16 June 1887

1 BAETOS COUITT BEMOCEAT. rl VOLUME IV. GKREAT BEND, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 1887. NUMBER 11. TnK ever vigilant Santa Fe comes to the front with a new project. The latest is to build a line to Chicago by way of St. Joe. They have already purchased property in St. Joe to the "amount of $250,000. Their object, it is said, is to build from Atchison to that city and thence direct to Chicago. This is a retaliatory move against the Hock Island for invading their terri tory in Kansas. Some people who have been proclaim ing for the past three months that the boom in western Kansas was destined to end with this year, will now have an opportunity of fixing another time lov the end of the great boom. There is no prospect of our boom ending un til the thousands of fertile acres which have never been furrowed are covered witli waving fields of corn and wheat. One who lias never been here can not realize the boundless resources which are yet to be developed. If a man desires to fall in love wi...

Publication Title: Barton County Democrat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Barton County democrat. — 16 June 1887

THE pension officf. AVm Immense Improvement Over the Ke- pabllcao Pension Poller The following; comparative statement I the work of the Pension Bureau dur ing the last two 'years of the Repubii am rule and the first two years of ' the Democratic Administration speaks vol umes. The records of the Government are, of course, kept by fiscal years, the appropriations being made by Congress xn that manner: " In the year ending June SO, 1883. Hinder the admini stration of W. W. Dud ley, there were 52.279 pension certifi eates issued, of which number 88,161 were original cases, and the remainder increase and miscellaneous claims lor the fiscal year ending June 30, 1884, the total number of certificates issued was 56,729. of which 34,190 were original, and the remainder increase and miscellaneous cases. In the next fiscal year, up to the 17th of March, 1885, when the present Commissioner -entered upon the duties of . his office. there were 39,151 certificates of all lands issued. From March ...

Publication Title: Barton County Democrat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Barton County democrat. — 16 June 1887

ON SEA AND LAND. Tarrible Loss of Life by the Cal cutta Cyclone. Cloud Uurst In Ohio Shocking; Holocaust Earthquake In Canada Railroad Collisions Five Hoys Drowned. Calcutta, June. 7. It has been proved beyond a doubt by the picking up of the captain's chest that the steamer Sir John Lawrence vras lost in the recent cyclone off this coast. The steamer carried 750 passengers and it is believed the whole number were lost. The largest prt f the passengers were native ladies who Ttro I going to urissa to ceieorate tne jugger naut festival. The catastrophe has cast a feeling of gloom over the Hindoo communi ty and all the best families are in mourning ior relatives or friends who were among the passengers. A CLOCD BURST. Cleveland, O., June 7. During the thun derstorm Sunday a cloud burst over the village of Grafton, O., flooding the streets in a few minutes. The culvert of the Cleve land, Lorain & Wheeling railroad was soon washed out, the abutments being carried into a field. A cha...

Publication Title: Barton County Democrat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Barton County democrat. — 16 June 1887

BARTON CODHTY DEMOCRAT." LANQFORD & BTOKE, Editors and Proprietor'. OFFICE IN OPERA HOUSE BLOCK. GREAT BEND, : KANSAS We were talking with a gentleman last Sunday, and, by the way, he is not a resident of Great Bend, when he re marked that he had never known a person to look over a map of Kansas without remarking, when his eyes rest on the dot which marks the location of Great Bend, "There will be a great city some day." They have at last got the McCraken Enterprise engaged in the county seat strife up in Hush county. The Enter prise comes out squarely for La Crosse. We say now as we have said before, we have no interest in this fight be tween the citizens of our sister county, and our hope is that the whole affair may be settled in accordance with the wishes of a majority of the people. Fakmeks tell us that the late heavy rains got away with a great number of the pesky chinch bugs. Corn gener ally throughout the county is shooting up like a jack in a box and men have to employ ...

Publication Title: Barton County Democrat
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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Barton County democrat. — 16 June 1887

BARTOH COUNT Y DEMOCRAT OFFICIAL mil 0? BARTON COUNTY- GREAT BEND, : : : KAS LOCAL NEWS There was a young man of rcuown, Who tried to sail over the town; But the balloon wouldn't rise And split through the skies, the daring young man remained down. Court will adjourn this week. J. W. Brown is re-painting his res idence. Brick -laying has commenced on the Fair building. O. B. Wilson now drives a hand some new phaeton. Our friend, Joe Troilett, is putting up a handsome new sign. The trees in the park have a fine, healthy look since the late rains. The work on the court house has greatly improved its appearance. We understand Mrs. A. J. Buck land is very ill with the measles. The catcher of our nine, Mr. Ev ans; will soon be all right and ready to lake his place. There is now quite a demand for good-sized houses to rent near the bus- iness part of town. The Lyons papers say that the Ster ling people will go in a body to Ray mond on the 4th of July. The Sterling baud met the Trin idad e...

Publication Title: Barton County Democrat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Barton County democrat. — 16 June 1887

THE BARTON COUNTY DEMOCRAT. PUBLISHED BY LANOFORO A STOKE. DEWEY LAN C FORD, Editor. GREAT BEND. -'- - - KANSAS. THE WORLD AT LAEGE. Summary of the Dally News. WASHINGTON NOTES Thb flags on all the public buildings in Washington were ordered placed at half mast on the 7th in honor of the late William A. Wheeler, ex-Vice-President. The redemption of trade dollars to date amounts to about $7,000,000 and treasury officials think that very few more are out standing. W. W. Corcoran, the aged millionaire philanthropist of Washington, was stricken recently with paralysis. President Cleveland has bean made an honorary member of the Actors' Fund. The scaffolding of a warehouse gave way at Washington recently. Six men were precipitated to the ground, one of whom -was killed and the remainder seriously injured. The Cherokees are somewhat wrought up by a decision of Commissioner Atkins, that questions of citizenship must be set tled at Washington and not in the Nation. Secretary Fairciiild, of ...

Publication Title: Barton County Democrat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Barton County democrat. — 16 June 1887

THE " BARTON COUNTY DEMOCRAT, PUBLISHED;.. MX LANGFORD STOKE. DCWCY LANCFORO, Editor. GREAT BEXD. - " - - . KANSAS. BEAUTIFUL MAY. Tve written a poem 1" She opened her eye; "Why, how do you like ttf ahe a&kel In sur prise; I didn't know, really, you ever wrote verse; I hope it's not long1, for I like poems terse." Tve written a little," he modestly said, "Before this, though none of it ever was read; But this one, I honestly think, is quite good; Td like you te read it, that is, if you would." "You couldn't have thought I would answer you no; Of course I will hear it; it's done well, I know; But what is the subject, some deed of a fray T" lie smiled as he answered, "My Beautiful May." .She listened to catch every word that he said. With eyes Bhining brightly and partly drooped head; The poem he read was a spring roundelay, A tribute of verse to the beautiful May. He finished "How do 'you like it?" he said. 'It's lovely" she lifted her half-drooping head But, really," she added, ...

Publication Title: Barton County Democrat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Barton County democrat. — 16 June 1887

Barton county democrat oTficial paper op barton COUNTT- GREAT BEND, : : : KAS LOCAL NEWS Plenty of rain. "Work is progressing fairly well on the city water works. Mr. Bard well bad the misfortune to lose a very good horse Sunday. Captain llauuum expects to begin work on the church at Hutchinson in a few days. Jacob Dinlson, from Southern Illin ois, a brother of F. M. Dodson, pro prietor of the "Famous," is in the city visiting. J. II. Harper, who lias been con fined with measles for the past two weeks, is again hehind his counter at the book store. Our band have received a request from Raymond that they send their figures for furnishing music for their celebration on the 4th of July. It is almost useless to refer to any more rains for the present. We are having so many and such fine ones that even the chronic kicker kicks no more. George Brinkman and Bert Torrey j are attending the commencement exer cises of Washburn college this week. They will also visit Kansas City be fore their ...

Publication Title: Barton County Democrat
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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Barton County democrat. — 23 June 1887

BAETOI COMFY BEMOOIAT. -i: 1 - - 1 1 VOLUME IV. GREAT BEND, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1887. NUMBER 12. ' i i V i The Topeka Capital says that during th recent rains in "Wichita the follow ing sign was stuck up on one of the streets: "No shooting or fishing on( this pond." Wk ark still of the opinion that some action should be taken toward the organization of a hook and ladder or hose company. There are certainly enough willing men in the city to join such a company and prepare them selves to meet a fire in some system atic manner. Tiie Wichita Eagle and Hutchinson News are engaged in a wordy war try ing to settle which paper prints the most news. Really we have never at tempted to count the words received by each and would be no authority in the matter. But it seems to 'us there is not difference enough between them for a quarrel. Cijicago has finished the trial of her two boodlers and the jury found them guilty, fixing their sentence at three years in the state penitentiary. There...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Barton County democrat. — 23 June 1887

THE BARTON COUNTY DEMOCRAT, PUBLISHED BY LAXGFORD St 8TOKIL DEWEY LANCFORD, Editor. ' GREAT BEND. - - - KANSAS. THE WORLD AT LARGE. Summary of the Dally News. "WASHINGTON NOTES. f The total value of the principal articles of provisions exported from the United States during May was 15,584,255, against 18,629,388 in May, 1SS6. The President has appointed Vincent Lamantia, of Louisiana, to be Consul at Catalonia, Italy. The Department of State has received from the consular agent at San Juan Del Hold, Nicaragua, a report of the'murder of an American widow, Mrs. Lydia J. Thorn burn, at the headwaters of the Great river in Nicaragua. The American Telephone Company, whose affairs have been examined on ac count of the discoveries as to the criminal career of Tyrer, its vice president, offers to refund the subscriptions of dissatisfied stockholders. Attorney-General Garland has issued an order fixing the compensation of all as sistant district attorneys employed at fixed salaries for the f...

Publication Title: Barton County Democrat
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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Barton County democrat. — 23 June 1887

"THE BlBTON CODOTY DEMOCRAT. .'UliLISIIEIJ Br LAJJGFORD & STOKE. DEWEY LANCFORD, Editor. GREAT BEND. -'- - - KANSAS. HOW THE ROBIN CAME. "Happy young friends, sit by ma, Under May's blown apple tree; Hear a story, strange and old, 3y the wild Indians told, . How the robin came to be. Once a great chief left his son. Well beloved, his only one, ."When the boy was well nigh grown, In the trial lodge alone. Xeft for tortures long and slow Youths like him must undergo, "Who their pride of manhood test, 'Lacking water, food and rest. .Seven days the fast he kept, Seven nights he never slept. Then the poor boy, wrung with pain, "Weak from nature's overstrain. Faltering', moaned a low complaint: 'Spare me, father, for I faint!" ;But the chieftain, haughty-eyed, Hid his pity in his pride. -"You shall be a hunter good, .'Knowing never lack of food; 'You shall be a warrior great, "Wise as fox and strong as bear; Vaar scalps your belt shall wear, .It with patient heart you wait One day nor...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Barton County democrat. — 23 June 1887

BARTON COUNTY DEMOCRAT. LANGPORD & STOKE,' Editors and Proprietor'. OFFICE IX OPERA HOUSE BLOCK. GREAT BEND, KANSAS Let the ball roll on. There is uow subscrubed to the gas well project something over $3,000. When we get natural gas our fuel bills, will be com paratively light. Aside from this we shall soon have manufacturies and a great boom all around. It is reported that the Hessian Uy and cut worm are destroying crops throughout Illinois, in some places vegetables, oats and grass are con sumed. The chinch bug is also at work over a large area that was infes ted last year in that state, and the corn-root wel-worni is also getting in his fatal work. The reports that chinch bugs are doing damage throughout the county, by leaving the wheat and going into the corn, are causing considerable un easiness just now. As a general thing 'though only that part of the corn fields lying adjoiug wheat fields is being in jured, and from the immense amount of corn that has been planted we do ...

Publication Title: Barton County Democrat
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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Barton County democrat. — 23 June 1887

BARTOH COUHTY DEMOCRAT OFFICIAL PAPER OP BARTON C0TOI7- GREAT BEND, : : : KAS LOCAL NEWS Mrs. C. F. Diff'enbacher returned last night from Illinois. We are pleased to say that Mrs. C. E. Sowle is still improving. Mr. Zceller is working five men on the painting of the court house. Hold the fort, the gas well's com ing; the street-cars are on the way. After July the A.O.U.W, will meet every Tuesdcy evening at the G.A.R. Hall- The Buckland-Moses building has reached the second story, and the work is being pushed right along. Ed G. Buckland returned from To peka last night, where he has grad ; uated with high honors from Wash burn college. A city exchange says: "Once more the watermelon of the solid south comes up to work its wild and ghastly revenge." Mr. J. II. Jennison has gone to the north part of the county to spend a few days fighting flies and eating of the "fat of the land." Heike Feldkamp, of the Barton County bakery, cut his thumb with a piece of rusty tin, and the wound is gi...

Publication Title: Barton County Democrat
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Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Barton County democrat. — 23 June 1887

HYPNOTIC TESTS. wonaernu .Experiment. Recently Ier j . formed by a French Physician. M. Moutin does not put people to sleep, but makes them obey his will "while thoroughly awake, says a Paris correspondent, describing some experi ments in hypnotism performed in Paris. He began by choosing his subjects among the people who presented theni elves by placing his hand on the nape of the Tlfirlr. While tallrino" trt tliem h inquired whether they felt an unusual heat under his hand. If an affirmative answer was given he knew he had a .good subject, and, while telling him to stand up straight, soon brought him on his knees by simply placing one hand lightly on his back and another in front of his knees. ; It was extremely curious to witness the efforts made by some people to keep their feet, but it was useless; they had to go down on their knees. One crentlenian well known in Parisian society was dragged around the room among the spectators by M. Moutin, who put that gentleman's hand first ...

Publication Title: Barton County Democrat
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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Barton County democrat. — 23 June 1887

BATTLE FLAGS. Grand Army Posts Excited Over a Recent Order. General Fairchild Vehemently Denounce the Retarn of the Standards to South,- t ern State V Legal Injunction Threatened. New York, Jane 16. "May God palsy the hand that wrote the order. May God palsy the brain that conceived it, and may God palsy the tongue that dictated it." G. A. R. veterans heard these words with bated breath and glanced at each - other with awe as the terrible sentences rang out from the commander-in-chief of the G. A. It. last night in Association Hall in Harlem. The occasion was a reception tendered tc the commander-in-chief by Alexander Hamilton post G. A. R. Visitors were present from every Grand Army post of this city and vicinity. Post Commander A. M. Underhill pro sided. Among those present were Senior Vice Department Commander Laf ferty, Junior Vice Commander Charles Hall Grant, Fast State Commander Hedges, of Haverstraw, and Corporal Tanner. Be fore the meeting adjourned it became known that Gen...

Publication Title: Barton County Democrat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Barton County democrat. — 23 June 1887

8ART0H COMTY DEIIOCBAT. LANQFORD & STOKE, Editors and Proprietors. OKI-ICE IN OPEBA HOUSE BLOCK. GREAT BEND, : KANSAS Oh, uniting, puffiug atruugur, tell Who's this maiden, Hotter Nell? The court house is beginning to as sume a new color. Theie are 107 presitlentail pott offices in Kansas. The little boys are now patiently waiting for the 4th of July. The brick work on the hotel Morri- cjoii is progressing rapidly. Jas. XV. Clarke, who was on the Trinidad excursion, says they had a very large crowd. Mary A. Buckhuid, a sister to Mayor Buckland, is here irin Hart ford, Conn., on a visit to her brothers. The Kinsley Grajhic says that thirteen wagon loads of beer were unloaded there a few da' ago and hauled to Cold water. The case between LaCros.se and Walnut City in regard to the county seat is set for a hearing before the Su preme court, July the 7th. The engine house and business office for the waterworks company is almost up, and work is going on rapidly on the rest of the plan...

Publication Title: Barton County Democrat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Barton County democrat. — 30 June 1887

I' hi VOLUME IV. GREAT BEND, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1887. NUMBER 13. V I BAETOH COUNTY DIIOCIAT. 1 The he is a little item of railroad as sessment that deserves some comment. In the valuation of railroad property for the purpose of. taxation , Barton county stands twenty-fourth in the state, being considerably ahead of Reno county, and far ahead of any other county in the state, west of our east county line. At the time the Oleomargorine bill became a laAV it was thought that the manufacture of bogus butter would be practically stopped. But such has not been the case, as the following figures which we have compiled from a recent publication Mill show: There are 37 factories engaged now in making it, of which number Chicago has 11, while Kansas City has only one. There are 3,537 retail dealers who have paid a special tax for the privilenge of selling it and 26G who are wholesale dealers. The total amount sold in November, December, January and February was 12,645,740 pounds. Alsi...

Publication Title: Barton County Democrat
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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Barton County democrat. — 30 June 1887

THE BARTON COUNTY. DEMQCMT. TOIBLISfJED BY LANOFORO A STOKE. OEWEY LANCFORD. Editor. GREAT BEND. .... KANSAS. I'U L TKTrTtT T A m T ATtrtTi J-i-LJ-J IVUXIJjJJ ill JjiiHUXi. Summary of the Daflj7 Newa WASHINGTON NOTES. This Secretary of the Interior has author ized the Crow Indians of Southern Monta , na to lease for grazing purposes 2,000,000 seres of the land in the western end of their reservation. Congressman W. B. Cochrane asserts Postmaster Pearson, of New York, sup pressed the former's campaign circulars and that he was thereby defrauded of sev eral hundred dollars worth of postage stamps and the documents rendered use less. Thb. Bureau of Statistics report that the exports of this country ended May 31 were valued -at 1734.560,000, against $073,100,000 in 1885-6, and the imports 085,342,000 and 1530,589,000 respectively. The Treasury Department has notified the customs officers at Louisville, Ky., to take effective steos to prevent underval uations of iron and steel reported a...

Publication Title: Barton County Democrat
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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Barton County democrat. — 30 June 1887

THE BARTON COUNT! DEMOCRAT. JPCBLISHED BY LANGFORD A STOKK. DEWEY LANCFORD, Editor. 'GREAT BEND. - ' - - - KANSAS. THE DARKTOWN DUEL. He la ted by One of the Seconds. Ter wax great kermoshnn . In de heart ob Andre r Jones, SVTiecbe he'rd dat Ebeneezar Waz er waitin' fo' bis bones. Ole Kibosh Johnsin's dawter I "Waz tie cause ob all de f ass; ; An' de wimmen an1 de men folks i On'y tried to make it wuss. .Andrew Jones, he waz er artis' On de high an' lofty scale, Fo' he monkeyed wid de ceilin' An' de whitwph bribh an' palL JEberneezar was er waiter An' er slinger ob de bash. An' he wore er yaller necktie. Put b'ar grease on his mustache. Sol waz courtin' Johnsin's dawter, Bof waz tryin' fo' to get In de fecshuns of Merlisser An' de Johnsin rocks, yo' bet. Den dey had er altercashun. An' de lie waz passed an' dey "Went out on de her ob battle Fo' to spill dar gore erway. Wid a pistil in each right ban' Bock to back we put dose coons; An' dar buzzoms dey wae puffin' Like er p'ar ob gas...

Publication Title: Barton County Democrat
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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Barton County democrat. — 30 June 1887

BAMOH COUNTY DEMOCRAT official nm or BARTON. COOT GREAT BEND, : : : KAS Wealth without knowledge, in a family, is like golden jewelry on the cattle range. Junk and July are always the dull months in this part of the country. If a business is paying its way only dur ing these months men think they are doing well. Our information is that the business done, in Great Bend dur ing the month of June is above the average for that month, notwithstand ing the prospects for a short wheat crop. Fatiiek McGlyn, the recalcitrant Catholic priest, has defied the pope and will go with Henry George and his theories. In the early part of this controversy the sympathy of the country was with McGlyn, and had he managed to keep his opponents in the wrong, as they were at first, he would to-day be one of the most popular men in America. I3ut his declining to listen to the voice of reason has led him into errors which can not be remedied now. A fkw of Larned's soreheads went up to Pawnee Itock Monday nigh...

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