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THE NATIONAL CANTON EMENT It may be that gas and petroleum THE WEEKLY NEWS. A Cordial Endorsement. To all those who have deformed children ve take pleasure in testifying to the skillful operation and treatment of Dr. Cornell, of the Surgical Insti MAETI3 JENNESS, i- Proprietors. THURSDAY, January 2, 1890.

First publication, Dec. 1889. SHERIFF'S SALE. No. 4080.

State of Kansas, County of Bourbon, ss. John M. Hackney plaintiff, vs. A. Graff as Adrnr.

of James 8. Moflett deceased. C. W. Spauldin, Walluce Rogers, James B.

Moff-eit, lleory D. Coyner and Mrs. Henry Jj. Coyuer, defendants. By virtue of an order of sale issued by the Clerk of the District Court of Bourbon County, Sixth Judicial District of the State Our District Court Beporter.

The December number of the Phonographic World, published in New York, and which is an acknowledged authority among shorthand reporters, contains a brief biographical sketch of our popular district court reporter, Mrs. Ella C. Porter of this city. The interesting article is also embellished with a handsome picture of the lady deposits down about Pittsburg are larger, better and easier reached, but from the past experience of our own city, we should think the spirit of enthusiasm down there, over recent oil discoveries would, hardly result in iu bringing in any very great amount of foreign capital. The enthusiastic investigators of Ee-rt Scott, spent thousands of dollars and sank several dozen holes, while the natural gas spirit was moving, and not one of the wells, or a dollar of the capital in vested is bringing any return.

In fact the parties who manifest the most confidence in the new enterprise, sank wells and put down pipes all over town, are now engaged in constructing artificial gas works on a large scale. i '1 A 1 I as io inc. on discoveries there never was much enthusiasm, and no own le 11 1. ers oi wens uave ever maue any special effort to work them. We have no however but what the Walburn foundry well could be made to pay by shootijtg it or going down deeper.

It is not thought that the settlement of the between Jay Gould and the M. K. T. will in any way inter fere with the arrangements he contemplated making in Fort Scott. Our city still maintains its strategic importance and this is the valuable consideration to Jay Gould and his railroad company.

It is well known of Mr. Gould that his personal pledges are. always carried out to the very letter, and he has obli gated himself to do certain things for Ft. Scott, which will be conscientiously done. Lnder anv circumstances, and even if Mr.

Gould added the M. K. T. to his system, the link between Fort Scott and the coal fields about Rich Hill, would be a necessity which sooner or later the company would have to build. Doubtless envious neighbors will attempt to place an unfavorable construction upon the new deal, but the News feels confident that Fort beott will become the central point of the Missouri Pacific svstem in the west.

in me onwara marcn ot improve ments, Capt. Woodard of the Tremont house, appears determined not to be left behind, and he is making exten sions to his popular hotel which 'will greatly add to the appearance, com fort and convenience ot his house. He has taken ut the partition between the former office and rooms in the northwest comer, throwing the entire area into one spacious oilico, where his gentlemen guests can lounge at ease with plenty of elbow room. The noor nas aiso Deen renewed, and other improvements made on walls, wains coting, etc. In the near future, Capt.

Woodard contemplates building on an extensive addition to the house, which will increase the sleeping apartments, and furnish needed room for other purposes, lhe Tremont now ranks with the best low priced hotels in the West, and with the new extensions now contemplated it will stand with out a rival. Since McGinty went down, there appears to be a general belief that the bottom is dropping out all along the line. This is only a natural reaction after a period of hierh pressure en thusiasm, but it don't indicate any thing. The truth is there never was a time in the history of Fort Scott, when things looked more encouraging than they do today. The talks about sus pension of work on the new railroad is all bosh and started without founda tion of any sort.

Work will not only continue to go on, but many other things will be done for the benefit of Fort Scott which few people even dream of. The electric light plant, down on the corner of Second and Walker streets has become a favorite resort for curious people, and hardly a night passes that some of the ladies and gentlemen of the city are not there looking over the new machinery. It is beyond question one of the best equipped plants in the west and contains the best modern ap pliances and the latest discoveries in electrical machinery. At the present ume is not Deing run to Its lull capacity, but as new lights are added here and there over the city, the com pany will have plenty of reserve force to meet all demands upon them for several years to come The Work Goes Bravely On. TM 11- 1 It'll xuursuay A.icn, iiaa iteview con tains the following notice of the work on the new railroad, which shows that even the holidays do" not retard the construction: "Work on the Fort Scott, Rich Hill oj r.asiern continues to progress at satisfactory rate.

There is sufficien right-of-way secured to enable the ores ent force to do something all along the line at least. 1 he principal complaint now is the condition of the ground wnieu; especially in the more level re gion, is very heavy and wet. It doe not dry out as readily at this season as in the summer time, and notwithstand ing there has heen no snow and not much rain of late, there is considerabl moisture, and throwing dirt is heav work. Scott however, on this end of the line are at work with 'about 20 teams and making considera'o headway," Of Union Veteran Soldiers' Association. The New Society.

There has been considerable interest manifest lately, as well as some hostil ity excited over the recent organization of a new veteran society in this ity, Asameans'of giving; a clear idea of the objects of this association, we publish below, the charter which as just been returned, and which fully sets forth the designs of thj originators. It will be seen that it in no way con flicts with the G. A. R. but simnlv sroes step farther, and at a time of life when the old veteran begins to think of provision for his family when he is gone, it attempts to provide a ready and easy means.

We invite a careful and unprejudiced reading, believing that the new society, when understood, will be everywhere received with gen eral favor. ARTICLES OP INCOKPORATIOX. State op Kansas Office of Secretary of State. Wm. Iliggins Secretary of State of the state of Kansas do hereby certify that the following and annexed is a true and correct copy of the original instrument of writing filed in my olliee.

December 17th, 1889. In Testimony Whereof, have hereunto subscribed my name' and affixed my official seal. Done at Topeka, this 21st day of December, 1889. William Higgins, seal Secretary of State. By Theo.

F. Ouner, Asst. Secy, of State. State op Kansas Bourbon County. 88 We, the undersigned, do by these presents, pursuant to and in conformity with the laws of the state of Kansas authorizing the formation of a corpor-poration for benevolent purposes, asso ciate ourselves together, and form a body politic and "corporation and do hereby certify: 1.

That the corporate name of this association is "The National Cantone-ment of Union Veteran Soldiers' Association of the United 2. The objects for which this associa tion is formed are as follows: First, to preserve and perpetuate the principles for which we contended during the civil war, from 1861 to 18G5. Second, to recognize the rights of the soldier to positions of public trust, and the preferment of this class of citizens for employment by individuals, munie- palities, the government of the states and the government of the United States, other things and qualifications being equal. Third, to demand of the Federal government, a proper appreciation of the services of this class of citizens.and proper recognition of their just claims. Fourth, to extend to our comrades, their widows and orphans, charity and elief.

J) nth, to pav to the widow ana or phans of deceased members of this as sociation, funeral benefits. Sixth, to make and establish the nec essary rules ana regulations for the government of said association, and for the government of subordinate grant charters to sub ordinate Cantonements, to make and publish all necessary books, blanks and rituals necessary for the use of said association, to provide for the election of the necessary officers for said association, to acquire, hold, and convey personal and real to have a seal. Seventh, that said corporation shall continue in existence for the full time of twenty years. Eighth, the officers and trustees of said corporation shall be five all of whom are residents of the state of Kansas, whose names are as follows, and who shall manage the said corporation for the first year: L. H.

Coon, J. N. Baker, J. I. Tipton, Geo.

B. Jenness and M. Jones. Ninth, said corporation is formed for the purpose of instituting and estab lishing subordinate uantonements in any and all of the territories aud states of the United States. Tenth, the principal place of busi- ness of the said corporation shall be at the city of Fort Scott, in the county of Bourbon, state of Kansas.

L. II. Coon, J. N. Baker, J.

I. Tipton, Geo. B. Jenness, M. M.

Jones. State op Kansas, liOURBONOVNTY. On this day of December A. D. 1889 before me personally appeared L.

H. Coon. J. N. Baker, J.

I. Tipton, Geo. B. Jenness ana jh. hi.

Jones to me known to be the individuals described in the foregoing articles of ineorpora tion, ana mey severally before me signed said articles, and acknowledged that they signed the same for the pur poses therein mentioned. In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and ollieial seal at my office at the city of Fort Scott count of Bourbon and state of Kan sas, this 7th day of December 1S89, I J. W. Stark. seal Notary Pub i Com.

ex. June 22-93. tute of Fort Scott. Our son has been afflicted with club feet for ten years, walking on his ankles. There was no one that could help him and we gave up all hope.

In July last we consulted Dr. Cornell, he said he could straighten them. In November he performed the operation of Tenotomy and in five minutes his feet were straight, and today he is walking with perfectly straight feet for the first time in ten years. Our son is fourteen years old and weighs 170 pounds, and we think his cure re markable, and can recommend all those having deformed children to con sult Dr. Cornell.

Mu. and Mrs. Thos. J. Winkleman, Walkerville, Kansas.

Among the many worthy institutions of Fort Scott, none are more deserving of puolic confidence and support than Mercy hospital, which has already con ferred so many benefits upon our sick and suffering citizens. A number of charitable people have contributed re gularly and liberally to the sisters who have the hospital in charge, and aluable grounds have been donated to them. They are in constant need of funds and supplies, both for the construction of the new building, and for maintaining the hospital, and every citizen should aid them whenever they can. Af.public hospital to which people accidently injured, or who are taken sick away from home, can be sent, is a much needed institution, and no one knows better how to conduct one than the Sisters of Mercy, The Salvation Army continues to work in an energetic manner, here and there over the country, but the general enthusiasm in their behalf is subsiding. Unon the other hand we observe that the regular denominational meetings being held in various portions of Kan sas are meeting with unusual success, and a spirit of revival appears to be abroad in Kansas, buch changes are to be expected at irregular periods, and ndicate an uneasy longing for a differ ent condition, morally, and socially, as evolts in parties do in politics.

A party of territory Indians who have been on to Washington, shaking hands and swoping lies with the Great Father, passed through the city yestev day on their way home. They spent Christmas eve in the capitol, but the only great names they could remember were "Tom and Jerry." Charles Englehart the prominent farmer of Allen county and who was well Known in this county who acci dently killed himself last week, carried insurance on his life to the amount of $35,000. He traded considerably at Bronson during his eleven years resi dence in the edge of Allen county. A handsome specimen of hand carved wood-work is on exhibition at Cotrell's book store, and is eliciting earm compliments from all who see it. The sample is a beautiful picture frame and all the ornamental parts are carved by hand with a common iackknife in the skillful hands of Fred Grant, jr.

Some of the butchers of Fort Scott, who formerly put up large quantities of ice, have entirely lost confidence in Kansas weather, and turned their ice houses into stables and stock sheds They argue that if ice is plenty it will be cheap, if there is none, they are as well of as anybody, anyway. The Topeka Veteran has not com pleted the publication of its list of West Virginia soldiers residing in Kan sas, haying only reached the Sixth Infantry. Probably there will be more names of Bourbon county soldiers ap pear in the balance of the roster. An oil strike has been made four mites from Pittsburg, in the val ley of Chartier's creek. The well yeilds 400 barrels per day.

When oil was struck the column shot out of the casing tube to the distance of a 100 feet. Great excitement prevails. There are one hundred and thirteen active camps of Sons of Veterans in Kansas. Of these camps Wilson coun ty has eight, Labette six, Cowley and Neosho five, Montgomery four and the others from one to three. Parsons Sun: "A reunion of the students of this county of the Normal Sehool at Fort Scott, will be held Mound Valley on Saturday, January 11th.

Prof. A. Miller will represen this city at the reunion." Among the names of pension claim ants, who were allowed pensions yes terdav at Washington, we observe the following names of Bourbon counrty citizens: Edward Nogan and Wil liam Lewis both of Fort Scott. That handsome large clock, which Judo-Hill has so generously pro vided on his fine Main street block, a great convenience and many time per day it is consulted by the busy Last year there were recorded 1,021 strikes. In 480 cases the men were successful and advanced wages In all the others they were defeated, and 1 os I ,383, 653 Trade will doubtless be somewhat dull after the holidays, for a month or so, but the merchants can depend upon o-ood times cominsr.

which will make up for the hard times of the past One-fifth of the lands or Kansas is under cultivation. So that when four- tilths of it are under cultivation the corn crop will bo 1,000,000,000 bushels Then will corn be five cents a bushel? A new post of the G. A. R. has been recruited at Mapletou and on next Saturday night, a party of Fort Scott veterans will go out to complete the organization of the post and duly install the officers.

Jim Leerate wants to be governor of Oklahoma. He will probably be op possed by Milt Reynolds, who is said to be averse to bringing into question his supremacy as the handsomest man in the new territory. Kansas raised 34,000,000 bushels of wheat this year. If made into bread, reckoning a bushel to sixty pounds of flour, it would give each man, woman and child in the United States thirty four two pound loaves of bread. Senator Plumb has introduced a pe tition asking legislation to prevent speculation in futures on farm pro ducts.

It will take a good many very lengthy petitions to induce congress to enact such legislation as that but it must be done. Mr. "Wesley Ilartrnan of Uniontown is another one of the lucky veterans who have been notified that their pen sion claims were allowed. Jtiis name was in the list of pension increases allowed by the pension bureau on Tuesday of last week. Advices received from Washington are to the effect that a bill donating the Fort Hays military reservation to the State of Kansas for the purpose of establishing a State soldier's home, has been reported favorably upon by the committee on public lands.

It is said that coal can be taken from the mines in Leavenworth by barge to Kansas City for fifteen cents per ton. Coal at Leavenworth is worth $1.50 and at Kansas City $3.50 per ton. This looks as though the railroads had a pretty soft thing on freight rates. The Farmer's Alliance and Mutual Benefit association of Bourbon county, will hold a delegate convention in Fort Scott the second Saturday in February. This meeting will be held at No.

116 wall street, over Graen Co's. drug store, and will be of great importance to the farmers of the county. So heavy is the shipment of corn and wheat from Kansas at the present time that the railroads are simply unable to handle it, They have brought every car into service, and where it is possible to do so, have borrowed or leased cars from eastern lines. There has never been such a heavy freight traffic in the history of Kansas. Few charitable and protective organizations do more good than the A.

O. U. and sometimes they are not content with aiding their own members, but go outside to confer benefits. Last week the Fort Scott lodge A. U.

W. made a special appropriation for a sick and suffering lady, who will be grateful indeed for the aid rendered. Weary of answering the numerous senseless questions yesterday, Col. Pearsall and Mr, S. Mosher, appearod on the Btreets with placards upon which was printed, t'rNo, work has not been suspended on the new railroad." and their verbal replies to the same purport were much more emphatic It is the general understanding among railroad men, employed by the Missouri Pacific, that the company will greatly increase their facilities at ForW Scott early in the Spring.

Among 'other'JWprdv'fements, the round house wjlU'jhava twelve more locomotive stalls added and the shops much en larged In the roster of Virginia troops re siding in Kansas, published this week in the Topeka Veteran, we find but three Bourbon county names. These three reside in Fort Scott and are as follows: S. Sprague, 2d Va.r Cav; Fortney, 3d Va. Cav. and J.

Jf. Cole, 3d Va. Infantry. There are over 200 ex-Virginia soldiers in the state. Thirty-five passengers have taken births for the excursion to Mexico which will leave Kansas City under charge of S.

A. Welsh, of the M. K. T. about the middle of January.

It is believed there will be no difficulty in securing the lifty-six passengers desired. The trip will cost each person about two hundred dollars, and will require a month's time. I of Kansas, aud to me directed, I have levied upon, anu ti tin 101 sale at uuiiu auction, at the Front Door of the Court House, at Drake's Hall, in the city of Fort Scott, Kansas, on 21st day of January 1800, at 2 o'clock p. m. of said day, the following described Heal Estate, to-wlt: The undivided one-half () interest of lots fourteen (14), fifteen (15), sixteen (10) and seventeen (171 of Williamstown au addition to the city of Fort Scott lying and situated in the county of Bourbon and state of Kansas, each lot being appraised at one hundred and twenty dollars ($120) the total property beinsr appraised at the sum of $480 and sold to satisfy the Judgment in Raid order of sale.

Terms of sale, cah in hand. Given under my hand this eighteenth day of December, A. D. 1880. SIMON HKE8E, Sheriff Bourbon County, Kansas.

4 6w First Publication, November 28th, 1889. PPBLIt'ATlOI SOIItE, No. In the District Court of Bourbon County, Sixth Judicial District of the Mate of Kan sas, vv. Li. Alexander, piuintm, vs.

Anna Alexander, defendant. I ho state oi Kansas to Anna Alexander, defendant in said action, greeting: You are hereby notified that you have been sued in said court by W. L. Alexander, the plaintiff in said action, and must, on or before the 10th day of January 1800, answer the peti tion of the plaintiff, which was tiled in the Clerk's olliee of said Court on the 18th day of VssiK or saiu petition will be taken as true, and judgment rendered against said defendant dissolving the bonds of matrimony heretofore existing between said parties. In witness whereof, I hereunto sign my name and affix the seal of said court this 20th day of November 1880.

J. B. Bayless, Clerk District Court Bourbon County, Kansas. (Skal) J. C.

Lovell and Ware, Biddle Cory, Plaintiff's Attorneys. l-3w First Publication November 28, 1889.1 PUBLICATION NH1HONS. No. 4384. In the District Court of Bourbon County, Kansas, S.

P. Goodlander, plaintiff, vs. John Bulger and Mary Bulger, his wife; Edward Bulger and Mary Bulger, his wife; Anna Bulger McFarland and Mc- Farland, her husbaDd, Mary Donnelly and Donnelly, her husband, defendants. The State of Kansas to Anna Bulger McFarland and McFarland, her husband, and Mary Donnelly and Donnelly, her husband, greeting: You and each of you are hereby notified that you have been sued in the aforesaid court and action, by the above named plaintiff, and that you must appear and answer on or before the 11th day of January, 1800, or the allegations in plaintiff's petition will be taken as true and a decree will be rendered accordingly, quieting the title of tile plaintiff in the north half of Lot 12, Block 130 City of Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, and you and each of you will be barred and forever enjoined from setting up and claiming any right, title or iuterest in or to said real estate. Plaintiff will also take judgment against you for costs and other relief.

B. Bayless, Clerk District Court, of Bourbon County, Kansas. (Sel.) AVare, Biddle Cory, attorneys for plaiu-tiff. l-3w. WM.

BATON, MANUFACTUBEB 0FsS FORT SCOTT, KANSAS. SPECIAL BRANDS: 5 Cents Bell de Cuba, Turko, Specks, Our Owi. 10 Cents All for'Luck. GREAT BARGAINS -IN- Uses' and Children's Hose. McLean, having purchased 100 dozen of all wool Misses' and Children's hose at less than half the actual cost of manufacturing.

Will sell them at 25 cents a pair. These goods are worth 50 cents a pair, ordinary prices. I. L. BISHOP, MtaierUe I guarantee my work on Fine Watches and Clocks.

Am prepared to do all kinds of work iu the jewelry line. I have a Hand-Made Watch of my own manufacture and challenge the State for one as good. Give ms a Trial Is all I as! HATH CIO ZastWallSt ml BARS herself, and a column of samples of her regular and distinct notes. This magazine is endeavoring to secure Information of all the leading stenographers of the country, and it is no small compliment to Mrs. Porter that she has been selected as the subject of one of the earliest sketches.

In the biographical notes which accompany the portrait, it is stated that Mrs. Porter studied and, acquired the Scovil system of shorthand here in Fort Scott undr the instruction of Prof. S. F. Crawford, at the commercial college here in 1876, but that she did not adopt the.

pursuit until about four years later, since which time she has devoted her entire time to the pro fession. In 1883 she was appointed official reporter of the district court, and has cotitinued to hold the position under Judges French and West. Mrs, Porter is very popular with the court and bar, and ranks with the best reporters in the State, as was shown by the attention paid her at the Stenog rapher's convention held in Wichita this week. We Want a Telephone. If the board of trade and busineess men generally would take hold of the matter of completing telephone con nections between Fort Scott and the several surrounding towns with which we do business, the plan' might be ac complished in short Order.

As the merchants of the city have never had the privilege and convenience of tele phonic communications with their out side customers, they doubtless do not appreciate the benefits. It is true however, that a well regulated connec tion is a great saving ot lime, and a useful thing to both the retail dealers and the wholesale men. At Ottawa, Lawrence, Osage City, Topeka and other neighboring towns in that part of the state, they have a complete cir cuit, and can communicate with Kan sas City immediately and at all times as well as with each other. If Fort Scott could secure a connection with lola, Humboldt, Yates Center, and a dozen other surrounding towns of equal importanc3 we would soon learn the benefits of the system. Important people who are not satis fied unless they have a skid under a corner of the earth, and can see the old thing move, are never satisfied with ordinary methods.

This class are now agitated over certain street rumors re garding the work on the new railroad, and fail to understand that it takes time, hard work and an immense amount of figuring to start work upon any new enterprise, and particularly upon a railroad. There are lines to be surveyed, the rout located, grades established and right of way condemned and purchased, before anything can be done in the way of throwing dirt and usually there are points of disagree ment always coming up for settlement, which require time to settle, but which have no serious influence on the general work. So far the work on the new road building out of Fort Scott has been well managed, and has been pushed ahead with vigor until com pleted. There is not now, neither has there been, the slightest grounds for the rumors flying around the street, in relation to a suspension of the con struction or even a reduction of the hands. There will be a large attendance at the horse performance at the opera house tonight, as all who attended last night and those who were present at the matinee this afternoon, unite in praising the unique character of the show.

A more intelligent or better trained bodj ot horses were never before gathered together. First publication Dec. 12th, 1889. SHERIFF'S SALE. No.

4101. State of Kansas, County of Bourbon, ss K. Keller Plaintiff, vs. W. J.

Kobbins, I. N. Ury, Delia M. Ury, E. E.

Kobbins, Geo. F. Robbins, Ebenezer Kobbins, Harriet Robbing and Harriet F. Bobbin Defend- dants. By virtue of an Order of Sale issued by the Clerk ot the District Court, of Bourbon County, Sixth Judicial District of the state of Kansas, and to me directed, I have levied upon, and shall offer for sale at Public Auction, at the front door of the Court House, at Drake's Hall, in the City of Fort 8eott, Kansas, on the 15th day of January, 1890, at two o'clock p.

of said day, the following described Keal Estate, to-wit: Begiunine at tbo sotiiheast corner of the west half () of the northeast quarter I li) of section thirty-six (311), in township No. twenty-five No. twenty-four (24) running thence north thirty-six (30) rols, thence west twenty-six and two-thirds (20 rods, thence south thirty-six 8K' rods, thence east twenty-sis and two-thirds (iM)rods, to the place of beginning, containing six (6) acres more or Irss, situated and lyinc in th County of Bourbon, and State of Kansas, nnj sold without appraisement, and sold to satisfy the Judgment mentioned in said order of sale. Terms of Sale, cash in hand. Given under my hand this 11th d.iy of December, 10.

Stmon Sheriff Bourbon County(Kansas. Ware, Hi dplf. A Cory, Plaintiff's Attorneys i peuOsinan..

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