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The Wallace News from Fort Wallace, Kansas • 1

The Wallace Newsi
Fort Wallace, Kansas
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17 ENT-26 THE WALLACE NEWS. in Love. Eirst in Kar, and First la the Hearts of our VoL. 1. FT.

FALLACE, KANSAS, TUESDAY, DEO. 27, 1870. No. 1. Cur Fashion Column.

Owing to the absence of our exchanges we are compelled to omit, many interesting items on the subject of dress -having been snowed in so long that we feel scarcely able. 10 pen an article of such importance, but when we take a cold bath we find it best to plunge in headforemost and go it blind. So here goes Dark colors appear to be the prevailing style; panniers yet reign supreme; also chignon very large and "en dishable." In consequence of the interruption of trade, some of the ladies here have adopted the, Buffalo chignon, a fashion that we think will yet be copied by our eastern devotees. The Gipsy is the hat of all hats, ands is worn more, jauntily than ever. Our belles have invented new addition in the way of adorning their hats- -a lock of hair, antelope white, pure as the snow, and more odorous, than any other, perfume; yet opposed to the public, and to make the effect more striking, have added the latter end of the jack rabbit, the tuft called the "malby cotton.

tin. We can only gaze in astonishment and admire their genuine attempts lo look interesting. Ladies' boots are worn all styles, varied as the flowers on the prairies. High heals still the prevailing fashion. Owing to the vast quantities of snow, we were tempted to suggest government brogans.

but were routed foot, horse and dragoon, at one fell swoop, and et tu, Brute, launched more firmly at 119, We hid our head; we did, and well it was. THE Hon. H. H. Metcalf, Representative from Ellis county to the Kansas Legislature, leaves for Topeka about the 8th of January.

May success attend bim in his new role. WE are under obligations to the Ion. George E. Higday, member elect from this county to the Kansas Legislature, and at present the ellicient telegraph operator of the Kansas Pacific Railway at this station, for favors shown this paper. Telegraphic.

to the KIT CARSON, December 26th, 1870. The shovel Brigade are within one mile of First View, a distance of 14 miles from this point, and expect to meet the force moving westward from Wallace at Cheyenne Wells some eleven miles farther. ELLIS, KANSAS, Dec. 26, 1870. There are now two westward bound trains at this station which arrived here, en route, this afternoon.

Owing to the difficulty in getting through the snow, they have orders to remain here over LATER. ELLIS, December 27. The two passenger trains will leave this station this afternoon, under SHERIDAN, December A train, consisting of four cars of coal, two box cars and caboose, is now here waiting orders to proceed to Wallace. TELEGRAPH OFFICE, K. P.

WALLACE, Dec 26, 2 p. m. A working train is now about 25 miles east of us, moving westward, with a shovel brigade of fifty men. Two passenger trains just arrived at Ellis--will probably reach Wallace by morning. There are also two shovel brigades at work between Carson and Wallace moving towards each other.

It is hoped they will meet within twenty-four hours, when the road will be clear from Kansas City to Denver, and all trains will run on their regular time. The only drifts in the way are those between First View and Monument stations, and they are rapidly disappearing before the invincible muscle of the Shovel Brigade, and the matchless energy and determination of the officers of the road, who are doing everything possible for the resumption of regular trains at the earliest possible moment, and for the convenience and comfort of passengers. Bangor, already has had eleven anhw storms this season, before Christmas. A droll fellow was requested by an old lady to read the newspaper for He took it up and read as follows: night. Last night, yesterday morning, about one clock, in the afternoon, a hungry boy about forty years old, bought a big custard for levy, and threw it through a brick wall nine feet thiek, and jumped over it, broke his right aukle above his left knee, fell into a dfy mill-pond and was drowned.

it A bout forty years after that on the same, day an old cat hat nine turkey gobblers; high wind blew Yankee Doodle on a frying pan, and killed a sow and two dead pigs at Boston, where deaf and dumb. mute was talking to his aunt Peter. And the old lady taking long breath, exclaimed pure men ngoni 4 Du tell 9v won add b0 One dark night, not long ago; a burglar entered a private house. in Sixth A venue, N. Y.

On descending one flight of Stairs he observed or chamber, and: achile hestating what to do, a large woman: suddenly, descended upon him, seized him by the throat, forced him down through the 'hall and pushed him into the street before he had time to think. "Heroic repulse of a burglar by a was the way the story appeared in the papers next day. But when friends called and her upon her courage, she 8X- claimed "Good gracious! I didn't know it was a burglar. If T'had I should have been frightened half to death. I thought it was my husband come home drunk again, and I was determined he shouldn't stay in the house in that condition." An Indian woman, with her little son, went to, visit a friend belonging to another tribe.

The little fellow caught a large grasshopper on the road and carried it with him. A lad from the other tribe wanted it but he refused to give it up. A quarrel ensued which soon drew the mothers and fathers into the dispute, and ere long the chiefs in a war which nearly exterminated one tribe. Two young ladies and an Irishman were conversing on age, when one of them put the home question: "Which of us do think is the elder, Mr. "Sure," replied the gallant Hibernian, "you both look younger than each.

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