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The Clay Center Fire-Brand from Clay Center, Kansas • 1

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THE al Tod ml onside MAX iT ME enT YAJO Isinominam olai -YU8-01 39A4 7530 of vol a dendoq THE LINE LET THE CHIPS WHEW TO CENTER, CLAY COUNTY, Christmas entertainment at the The M. E. church, took place Christmas Eve, The church was very prettily decorated, there was a fine large tree and an evergre ladder. The following was the Christmas Carol by (iss Singing, wolds' class. I Prayer, Rev.

E. Gill Recitation, Night before Christmas, Myra Recitation, Anna and Willie's Prayer, Miss Hattie Manierre Recitation The Child's Inquiry, Kellogg Singing Christmas Bells, Schools By this time old Santa Claus arrived He made a short address to the children and then the presents were distributed. All returned to their homes and the children in particular were perfectly happy. The publishers of THE FIRBRAND are not given to vain boasting, as its readers well know. Possibly it would better for if we were prone to a little exour purse aggeration of our business affairs, but we perfer to tell the truth (if we cannot get 10c a line for stretching it) through the column rules full.

We have taken this week two hundred and thirty eight subscribers, and our advertising patronage has far exceeded our expectations, and we have reliable promises of something in the future that is a great deal better. In near consequence of all this we will enlarge to column folio after the first of a seven January. Kind friedds we wish you all a happy Newyear. He was farmer from Chapman creek. He ordered his keg of beer.

The beer come as ordered. The farmer from man left the keg of beer with his until he was ready to go home. He was ready and loaded it in his wagon--the keg cf beer. The farmer arrived at home all safe, unloaded his beer, put in the faucet, and drew from that keg--pure--coldwater. That Chapman creek farmer went to bed so mad "mit 'imself as never was," and tried to roll away from himself and sleep on the other side the bed.

Moral: Don't leave a keg of beer with your friends while you go to hitch up your team. Tickets for the Masque Ball, on the 1st of are for sale at Pete Kehoe's store, cor. 5th and Court street, at H. Lessem's dry goods store, on Lincoln avenue, and of Albert Lavy at the store of Lavy Swenson, north side of Lincoln avenue. Tickets for one gentleman and two ladies additional tickets for ladies, fifty cents each.

Mrs. Hahn, of Leavenworth, will be in the east room of Miller's block, in good time to furnish costumes for all who desire them. Extra costumes can be ordered of Mrs. Hahn if desired. Miss Annie, daughter of J.

F. Billings, received to-day, from Mrs. A. J. Sleeper, who is visiting friends in Galveston, Texas, a beautiful boquet of flowers for Miss Annie, and other members of Mrs.

Sleeper's Sabbath school class. The flowers did not reach here in time for the entertainment Christmas eve, but were duly appreciated by her scholars and at the same time impressed upon their minds the fact that their teacher carried with her an affectionate regard for her dear scholars. It has leaked out that the Old Mexican War Veteran and Local Chaser, Capt. 0. M.

Pugh, remembered the poor on Christmas eve, by a substantial donation to the family of Smith, the colored man now confined in the county jail to answer for the unfortunate occurence mentioned in our columns last week. This is charity pure and undefiled, and deserves proper recognition and goes further than wind pudding served with air-dip and ice There is a few girls in the city ranging from 12 to 16 years of age, that should be looked after by their parents a little more closely. Some of them attend our public school, and after school hours roam around the streets until after dark, and some of them are not over modest, and are most too free with the opposite sex. We say this in a spirit of kindness and hope it will be the means of accomplishing much good in the right direction. Mr.D.

SeGingrich, who is on the road for Lutts Mills, and favorably known to the trade throughout the State as the prince of migratory flour and feed sellers, was in the city the first of the week, and opened a few new jokes with the boys. We are credibly informed that he will take charge of the new flour and grist mill of Johnson Norquist, at Morganville, in the spring. This mill will be a big advantage to our sister town, and we wish all interested success in the enterprise. This mill will be located just south of the depot. "Love my dog, love me" but when you come to shooting him for no offense, then you rile things up.

One of our prominent attorneys came near kicking the stufting out of one of our brothers of the cloth, on Christmas day. It seems that the Reverend gentleman put cold lead into 8 purp belonging to said attorney, having no just cause for the action, and the aforesaid legal gentlemen proposed to put a head on him for so doing. The end is. not yet. THEY MAY" silt 1o stand a odd to FALL WHERE a an 900 .882 retred VOL.

1. Published every Thursday by MILLER All Home Print. One Dollar per Year A of it. EDITOR FIREBRAND: Fairview Districi No. 85 has been organized 5 or 6 years, not a house for school purposes until this winter.

The trouble was to located it, this matter was settled this fall, and bonds were voted to the amount of $500. We now have a nice house 18 26. School commenced on the17th ofDecember, with Geo. F. Robbins as teacher.

house derives its name from its location, it stands on a hill about one mile from Jocob Miller's It is about the highest point in the county, and you can see for miles around. By the by, I want to tell you something about what a good time we had here on Christmas eve. Some of the young ladies of the District came to the conclusion that they would not be behind our neighbors in the way of a Christmas tree. You know when the ladies turn out they make things move, they told the old folks to "pony up" and they "ponied." The young ladies got up a fine display, the house was decorated from floor to ceiling, and a fine tree was loaded down with presents for the young and old. Santa was here in full regalia.

His old dog accompanying him on his trip, and rendered him good service. I should be pleased to name all the parties that took such an active part in getting up the entertainment, but time forbids. The following was the program of the evening: Song by Mrs. T. E.

Wood, entitled Christmas is coming; Prayer by Mr. Wood, Solo and chorus by Mrs. T. E. Wood and others; Old Santa sat alone in his den; Speech by Mr.

Jacob Miller; Song by Charles and Cora Dowell and Alice Trevethen, entitled Jolly old St. Nicholas; Reading by Geo. F. Robbins, Christmas Tide; Song and anthem by Fannie and Alfred Wood, entitled Merry Christmas and the Lord's Prayer; Recitation by Santana Clark, entitled, we were left alone in the cabin; Songs, Santa Claus is coming, Advent of Santa Clause gathering around the Christmas tree. The presents were then distributed and every one tnemselves and pronounced the entertainment a success, and all returned to their homes perfectly TABBY.

Thanks Tabby, your "narative" is good one--Ed. The Republican Party Must Go. PARALLELOPPED. At Rest. The case is settled and there is no relief.

The following letter from one formerly a Clay Center M. Dr. Geo. Wigg, to a friend in this city, tells the sad story of the collapse of the grand old Republican party, and gives us an insight into the rulers of this great nation in the sweet bye-andbye: ALBINA, Oregon, Dec. 15th, 1883.

DEAR FRIEND: Just a line to inform you that I am at present out of hades. This is a good country for Baptists to live in, owing rain to the much everlasting that rain. if Itis rain upon so SO wants to purge the place of its sin He would have to administer a different remedy to the one used on Sodom. I cannot say that I like this part of Oregon as well as I did Kansas, and would still prefer that state to any I have seen not that afte fifteen years of experience, I find that it raises the largest crop of political hypocritical humbuggery of any state since the formation of this world. Day by day I see what the end of it must be and just so certain as my hand holds this pen the Republican party of this country will shortly be consumed in its own FAT.

Yes, in a few years the very staff of tl their support, and without which they could have no milk nourishment, will turn round and place a yoke upon them so heavy that they will sink beneath to rise no more. You may laugh at this, but the time will come when America will be governed by the negro; the oppressed will yet turn upon their oppressors. Well, do not care a continental, yet I hate like thunder to that men have no more sense than to raise a stink and then peddle it round for more refined noses to smell. Well, my advice to every one in Kansas, if you can, any how, stand the stink, do not leave the state for Oregon or W. T.

You will be deceived if you come here. Everything is very dear. We have woman's rights, every one do as he pleases, and there is the devil to pay all around. We have all kinds of stinks but one; the stink of prohibition cannot be detected. We have had no frost, snow, or wind yet.

Plenty of work here fifty men ready for every job. Yours, Mrs. Lucinda lams, aged 58 years, wife of Richard lams, of Hayes township, died very suddenly on Friday, the 14th of December, at 10 o'clock p. m. Mrs.

Iams ate a hearty supper and retired for night, She called her husband for the camphor, and died immediately after. Her friends and neighbors speak of her sterling qualities and great worth in unqualified terms. Her influence for good was felt among a large circle of frieuds and relatives who now mourn her loss. Like a sweet perfume her memory will rest on a host of friends for all years to come. A large concourse of friends followed her remains to its last resting place in the city cemetery.

The funeral sermon was preached by Bro. Gill of the M. E. church of this city. Mrs.

Iams and ly have the heartfelt sympathy of the whole community, Mrs. Tams and her husband were born in Green county, where they resided continually until the spring of '7g when they moved tu Konsta valO mioontI odd to freioninq od! ile no CLAY Beautiful Flowers. bing There Hay De Redra'harted people don't love flowers, there were bad angels in heaven, and very unreliable people in the he first and best all gardens, but it has never been our portion to meet with any such, and if by accident we should discover a monstrosity of this kind we would be more frightened than we were a long time ago when we saw a ghost sitting on a cemetry gate. To love flowers however, because of their sweetness and beauty and companionship, and as the wonderful work of a Father's loving hand, is what we mean when speak of the love of flowers. MIn this nection we would remind our readers that Mr.

Brower has three large green houses filled with beautiful plants of all kinds suitable for all seasons of the year. He will have a large stock of flowering plants for sale in early spring. Our Banks. The Pioneer Bank of our city is the well and favorably known Clay County Bank, John Higinbotham banker. Harry Higinbotham is the accomodating and gentlemanly cashier.

This bank is one of the best in the city, and is doing a large and safe business. The Farmers and Merchants Bank, John Moss, cashier, is the next in point of age, and is equally well established, and doing a handsome business. Both of the above banks have done business here for years, and have gained the confidence of the entire All business entrusted with them is sure to receive their careful and prompt attention. A Popular Resort. The very best people of our city are thronging the salesroom of the popular shoe store, which has become one of the fixtures of this city.

Much of its present success is due to the shrewd and careful management of Mr. E. D. Moore, late of Washington, Kas. He is a very clever gentleman, and has hosts of warm friends in C.

where he is known as a person of exemplary habits. He is bound to succeed in whatever field he deigns to cast his lot. The Double Uncle Tom. This means the introduction of two Topsys, Marks, the lawyers, two trick donkeys and eight South Carolina colored plantation singers, six mammoth blood-hounds and 25 performers. Mrs.

Emma Hosmer, aged 51 years, wife of A. Hosmer, died at her home in this city, on Tuesday last, after many months of intense suffering. The malady which handed her over into the future was consumption. Deceased was the mother of Minnie Hosmer and Mrs. M.

D. Vincent. An unostentatious, noble and true-hearted woman, loved by her friends, respected by all for her numberless good qualities, her future cannot but be bright, for her past life was ever devoted to sowing those good deeds which blossom into beauty and fragance in the hereafter. She was a consistent member of the M. E.

church. Her funeral took place from the church yesterday forenoon at 10 o'clock, Rev. Gill conducting the services, Mr. Hosmer and family came to Riley, Co. in 1864, and resided in that county until about one year and one-half ago, when they moved to Clay Center, where they have resided ever since.

The bereaved ones have the sympathy of the entire enmmunity. On Christmas eve a young swede by the name of Lewis Sherman went into August's store to purchase some goods He had been imbibing too freely of liquid hell and was, therefore, a little mellow. He bought and paid for an album, and was dickering for a coat. After he had got the coat on, for some reason--he says to look for a friend that had just stepped out--he stepped out the door when Al. August rushed at him and accused him of trying to steal the coat and immediately knocked him down.

then took his pocket book from him and emptied it of its contents amounting to $7.25, stripped the coat from his back and turned him out into the street minus both coat and money, Al making a clear profit of $7.25. Two complaints have been filed against August, one for larceny and one for assault and battery. The hearing is to be before Police Judge Frazell, to at 9 o'clock. A well known young married man now sets up the cigars and beer to all his friends without objection, and is often heard to say gently "don't give it away" The cause is now to be given to the public. A few days since this young man imbibed the flowing amber to too great an extent; in other words, he was so much under the influence of alcoholic stimulents that he could not find his way home.

Several of his friends bore his staggering frame to the nearest club room, opened his vest to give him air when 'twas discovered that he had on his wife's undershirt. Whether it was due to increasing corpulancy, or whether the household funds were so low as to require shirt economy, we can not explain. His friends have a good deol of fun at his expense, and before the young man treats himself to another spree he will buy an undershirt more suited to the moscluine m09 1101 Daa ,6920 21ah hiw oi odil binon KANSAS, DECEMBER 7, 1883. 01 poly a diw datoned, torto odw galO ni soledbed ordo el Well! again. your turkey agree with you? It was for "mechanical purposes." So they said.

Dont Forget the Masque Ball January 1st, at the Opera House. Daniel Ladd, of Grant township, has ought lot a't fo asque Ball, January 020 disposed of his far. Vorida. Decel sant as May," and we are con ty happy, Johnnie Campo in Chicago selecting a new for the Dispatch. Don't forget the Masque Bali, January 1st at the Opera House.

Everybody is going to see the Double Uncle Tom's Cabin next Friday, Jan. 4th. Mrs. John Hardesty wants a divorce from John. The court will decide for her.

You can secure your tickets for the Masque Ball of Pete Kehoe, H. Lesem and Albert Lavy. Your tickets can be secured for the Masque Ball of Pete Kehoe, H. Lesem and Albert Lavy. Walter Verne and Ida Taylor came up from Baldwin City to spend the holidays with their parents.

Dr. J. P. Stewart returned this week from Chicago to spend the holdays with his family and friends. THE FIREBRAND and all its employes from the devil up, send greeting, and a Happy New Year to everybody.

The German Literary Society hold their third annual Masque Ball, at the Opera House. There were more goods sold in Clay Center last Monday than on any other day since Clay Center was born. The Presbyterian church will be dedicated next Sunday. Rev. W.

S. Davis, the former pastor, will be in attendance. Tickets for the Masque Ball, $1.50 tor a gentleman and two ladies, 50 cents for each additioual ticket for a lady. One of Junction City's Soup Alley Rats was in the city this week. There is still some whisky left in the city.

If you want a comfortable shave or neat hair cut go to Lemly Bros, on 5th street, Nick Deiter's old stand. Your tickets fort the Masque Ball, can be secured of Pete Kehoe H. Lesem, and Albert Lavy. Mr. Job Simpson is seriously ill.

The disease is softening of the brain. He is attended by Dr. Blackwood. Tickets for the Masque Ball, $1.50 for a gentleman and two ladies. Fifty cents for each additional ticket for a lady.

We will sing you a little song about the New Real Estate Firm, next week. We are waiting for the "key Tickets for the Masque Ball $1.50 for a gentleman and two ladies. Fifty cents for each additional ticket for a lady. A few days ago the bulls and bears or gamblers in Chicago, run corn up to 60c a bushel for May delivery. Mrs.

Thos. McNeal is visiting friends in Illinois, and Thos. is hanging around on the ragged edge during her absence. The man that could walk two blocks on Sunday last, and keep on his pegs, should attend a revival, for lo! he "Stood in slippery places." Peggy Ann peg'd on this week. She failed to materialize.

The turkey rose on her stomach. Look out for the "Oid Gal" next week. Thomes James has returned to Clay and bought a farm near his old home here, and will again be one of the "stand-bys" of Hayes county. F. A.

Curtis, of Hayes, was badly hurt last Saturday. His team ran away and in stopping them he was struck by the in pole thestomach. Our farmers can safely rely on receiving from 40 to 45 cents per bushel for their corn, by the middle of March, Corn is king this year. Del Valentiue, Editor and proprietor of the Times, took a run down to Topeka spend Christmas with his parants. He returned yesterday.

There were six Christmas trees in Clay Center on Christmas eve, all loaded with presents, and the little ones were happy. God bless the little ones. The colored folks of the 2d Baptist church of this city gave an entertainment at their church on Christmas eve for the benefit of the Sabbath school. Mrs. Florence Carr, wife of John Carr, who died last week, is seriously ill.

We understand the physicians entertain but little hopes of her recovery. Col. Hooker, one of the hard-shells of former days, has resumed his old position in the harness shop of Vincent Co. Come back, of course, they all do. The ponderous Charles Perry, formerly drum major of the Dispatch Band, has returned to our city and is taking in the situation.

Will remain if be strikes it rich. 000. wall 10 woman out deildog oJ to In goiodo a orle a tourib a woN a 101 adaib oldetainq TAI Uncles of Motel lame blagrecably surprised the' of Ithta making present of grapes apples Do so some was 10 loqqal tadw bad an old adge that three days of December ruler the, weathen of the three, winter months. If it holds good this time, we will wear eun summer clothes the rest of the winter. sail wot bluou woll Last Saturday was a' rough day' tor pe! destriane.

bull our 08 streets, were. "full" of sight seers and' holiday purchasers. The dealers in dry goods and 'toys done i a rushing business: popular firm of. Loop, Sterling the loan and insurance agents, richly deserve the success they have attatned! This firin has grown rapidly and surely into public javor. to Suits and Masques can be had of Mrs.

Hahn, of Leavenworth, for the German Masque Ball. Mrs. uH. will be: in the east room of Miller's Block with her customes. not Mr.

F. W. Smith and Miss Iola Sparks, also Mr. J. S.

Reed' and' Miss Maria Sparks will clasp hands over the bloody chasm on Wednesday, Jan. 2d, 1884. "So begins the' New Year. The skating rink is drawing immense crowds to its entertainments, since the popularity of the hall and its proprietors, Woodward Smell, have become so well established. If you want the finest cigar in the world! one that is absolutely, pure and free from artificial flavors of drugs any kind, smoke the CORONADO.

For sale by John Hanlon at the Cigar Manufactory. Last week was a big week's work in the Treasurer's office, Mc, and Will were kept as busy as the piston rod ofa steam trip hammer, taking in the greenbacks and issuing reeeipts for the same to those who came to "render unto Caesar that which was Caesar's." Jim Henry, the genial proprietor of the Henry House, shoved his "phiz" in through the door of our sanctum, this morning. Jim is a "host within himself" and the Henry House is spacious, and is furnished in palatial style. Suits and Masques can be had of Mrs Hahn, of Leavenworth. Mrs.

H. will be in the east room of Miller's Block with her costumes. Christian Church Sabbath school gave an entertainment on Christmas eve. We did not get the particulars, but we are satisfied that it was a success and that the children went to their several homes happy. The dinner and supper given by the ladies of the M.

E. church, on Saturday last, in the old Kuhnle store room, was well patronized, and the proceeds footed about $100. The ladies of this church have no such word in their vocabulary as fail. Christmas was more generally celebrated in Clay Center, this year than ever before. A majority of the business houses closed their doors at noon and the employees were given a general holiday.

The city has been very gay, Christmas trees, dancing skating carnivals, in full blast. By the way would it not be a good idea for some of our "big-hearted" and benevolent ladies to form themselves into a HOME MISSIONARY BAND and search out the worthy, deserving poor of our city and contribute to their several wants. Do it and God will bless you, and we know it. Miss Leda Holzgang, the bright young daughter of the proprietor of the Old Pioneer Drug Store, is home from St. Mary's Academy at Leavenworth, for the purpose of spending the holidays.

She will return in a few days to complete her course of studies. The mystery in regard to the bright light in the western horizon in the evening of which so much has been conjectured and said, heretofore, has at last been solved. It is caused by the reflections of "Old Sol" on the proboscis of Sam Langworthy, the west end coal merchant. The Baptist Sabbath school gave an interesting Christmas exhibition at the church on Christmas eve. The programme consisted of singing, recitations, dialogues, etc.

At the close of the programme a large Christmas tree full of presents for the scholars was unveiled. The mild weather has had a tendency to cause a dullness in the matrimonial market. But the principal cause is, that our young ladies cannot afford to support husbands out of their income aS teachers and seemstresses. And their fathers cannot afford to board a son-inlaw these hard times. Uncle Jim Frazell, of the corner grocery has purchased of Mr.

Jackson the stock and trade of the Baltimore oyster house. You can get fresh oysters in bulk or by the can at the Peoples' Grocery. Uncle Jim with Bayard as first will make a success of this new undertaking if such a thing is ip the pins. receives very Tuesday," from DR P. P.

city, and his Brother in thy ME Function enty. (me. 'come up trolly that Village at the "Houth of theo Kaw to see a live town and help the devour the turkey and take in the Christmas doughnutao :1008 -Charlie Downing has moved, his. market into his new brick business block, the old site, op the east side of 5th 'street where he will again chter to the wants of the hungry public. will make has' His comped nice pleasant room and' itors get up and hump themselves.

Give Charlie a call when you want an loin or potter house. 4 an to pl If the "feller" whol is particularly: noticeable for wealth of flowing hair 1 skunk like aroma of Wad does the howling in our nelghborhood, occasionally, will please drop his voice to. the bottom of some inaccessible well he will not only gain our undying gratitude, but it. will be a relief to a sick friend of ours, who lives four miles in the country. 1 Probate Judge Allen opened his court on Monday last for the transaction.

of business, Noble and Blake, in attendance. The proceedings off the pourt becoming uninteresting to the audience, consistitig of Noble and Blake, they retired, leaving the Judge alone to ponder, over the gincertainties of life, and virtually, by their absence, closing the court for his honor. 73 The jury in the case of, the State, ya Shoaf, last week, before -Justiee: Loof1 bourrow, after al few moments tion, decided that "it served a man right who would deliberately leave two quarts of brandy in his house without time locks on the doors, to lose it by thieving neighbors; and that the prosecuting witness must pay the costs for making a grand Loop, Sterling Ryerson are the Real Estate, Insurance and Pension Agents of the city. They are doing a large business in every branch, and giving general satisfaciton. They are all energetic business men, know every quarter section of land in the county, and just about what it is worth.

They represent some of the best insurance companies, and are always successful in getting pensions through. Suits and Masques can be had of Mrs. Hahn, of Leavenworth, for the German Masque Ball. Mrs. H.

will be i in the East room of Miller's block, with her costumes. The new iron foundry is complete and in running order, and is a grand addition to the business of our city. This new shop is large and convenient, fire proof, and ready for business. Messrs. Murphy Skinner deserve the praise and patronage four machinery citizens of their for their shops enterprise.

will be The run new by water-power from Dexter's mill. The remarkable good weather we have had for some time enabled the contractor for the stone work for the New Methodist church to prosecute his work beyond expectations. Mr. Lingren, contractor, has completed the foundation and it is all ready for the wood and brick work above the same. The building committee are all ready for the first payment due.

Walk up to the eaptain's office and fork over your first installment on subscription. Last week the FIEBRAND contained the following; Mr. Hanlon, of the Mammouth Cigar Factory of this city, has our table some samples of the finest brand of cigars we ever stuck into our delicate flue. They are called the "Coronado," and are soothing as spring onions. fine Last eigars, Tuesday with we the received compliments a box of these.

Hanlon and the following note: If the Editor of THE FIREBRAND don't get his full share, it won't be for lack of nerve. Remember the eighth command. ment, according to the divine version, the 9th. Coronada. We must have been mistaken, dreaming or lying in last issue.

We aim to tell the truth in the FIREBRAND, but our recders all know that we are a confounded poor marksman. We got the cigars all the same. THE MARKETS. At Kansas City. Deeember 26th.

-There has been quite a lull in the grain excitement, and prices have got back to hardpan. No. 2 wheat sold in Kansas City yesterday at 85c. January 84c, February 86c, May 93c. CORN -No.

2 mixed, cash 39c; the year January, uary, 24c; the to year, 25 cents. OATS- No. 2 cash. 23c; December, TanRYE- -No. 2 cash, HOGS Sales ranged from $5 to $5 55; CATTLE Shipping steers from $6.00 to $5 85; cows, $3 50 to $4 85.

Home Market. There has been but little activity in our grain markets the past week, Hogs have come in freely and are good. We quote in this market to-day, as prices follows: 76. No 2, 75c. No.

3, 21 RYE-35c. CORN-28c. 00. CATTLE -Butchers stock cows 3031 CHICKENS $2.00 per doz. BUTTER-Creamery c.

Country per head. POTATOES-40c. ONIONS 500. TURKEY- -de per pound..

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