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UNDER NEW HEADS.
The Would begins, with this issue, to
sail under newly-shaped heads.
To indicate, in a measure, the large
region of country for which it will speak,
the name has been made "Western
Kansas Would." The surname, as it
were, is not changed. We would- not
change this for one thousand dollars. It
is well for a newspaper to stick to its prin
cipal name, even when the name is not
particularly pretty or appropriate. Time
confirms usin the belief that the name
World is not defective in either of these
While we shall expect the heading and
the motto to show, even to him who picks
up the Would for the first time, that this
is, in its fundamental nature, a stock-farm
journal, a short explanation in this con
nection may not be out of place. Not
only has the form of the head of the
Would been changed, but the paper now
carries two general heads, whose utility
will probably become apparent to the
observer as time moves apace. These
heads are intended to place the stock
interests ahead of all others in western
Kansas, and to show that farming, to the
extent of raising feed for stock, and no
further, is, at present, to be desired in
fact, is indispensable. We have not, in
these heads, aimed to deceive strangers
into believing that this western Kansas is
a land of cities, forests or navigable
water courses. Our aim, rather, has been
to show that stock-growing and stock
feed growing form a sure basis for our
industries; that these constitute, in full,
stock-fanning, and that any working man
who will grasp rightly this problem
can make money faster, with less outlay
of physical labor, and enjoy better health
while he is at it, than he could in the reg
ular farming country to the east of this.
The Would has been an advocate of
stock-farming for five years. It does not
deny that straight farming can be done
here with profit in the future when,' for
instance, the buffalo grass and its almost
stone-hard sod are extinguished. In fact,
we expect that such a condition is in store
for western Kansas, but even then stock
farming will pay much richer returns
than straight farming. Some gentloman
of wisdom we forget now who he was
told us a tew weeks ago that, after a resi
dence of a great many years in Shawnee
county, Kansas, he cheerfully conceded
that, although farm cropping in general
is safe there, stock-farming is what all her
soil tillers ought to follow.
But, at all events, the World is acting
for the present. '
It does not abjure its Republicanism
nor a tithing of it.
Its news feature will be enlarged,
instead of curtailed.
Editorially, the World will continue
to be calm or denunciatory in tone, as the
question under discussion may seem to
require. For sham men and sham prin
ciples, its full stock of contempt will con
tinue to be carried.
With this issue, a material enlargement
takes placo in the Would'; not because
business policy or duty to our people
requires it, but just to create a place
where we can be sure to find room to sink
all the money which we are ablo to save
from other sources of outlay. This con
stant effort to produce something better
has been our experience as a journalist.
In the main, it has beon highly satisfactory
to us. The World feels grateful to the
press of Kansas for showers of handsome
compliments and general kind treatment.
Hero, as elsewhere, are a few men who
would bury their home paper, because
they can not control it The trouble with
them is that, in anything like a determined
tussle, they are outwindod, and placed
before the better portion of the commu
nity in much the plight of the ostrich
which imagines it is hiding its vulnerable
parts by sticking its head into the sand.
But ve would not be misunderstood.
Few, if any, of these people are in these
parts now; and what tiiere are of them
are really more apt to ask us for strong
favors than are our warm friends. And
while the subject of friends is up, we
shall say for ours in this country that
they are thick and reliable. ' We may
have missed opportunities to11 cement
friendships; but there is one thing ire
have not done: We have seldom tied to
any man for a close friend and found in
him any thing else. Without arrogating
to ourself any praise, we account for this,
in part, by believing that we havetbeen
1jeoQgnizod as attempting, at leaat, to be
true tq those whom our gratitude JEs due.
One's1-moods are controlled to some ex
tent ours largely -V by his financial con
dition. Much of the time since wo have
been conducting the World, our income
has kept such slow pace with our outgoes
as to prevent our casting what might be
termed a respectable smile.
Now, counting our own labor on the
Would, the cost involved in running this
paper is not less than one hundred and
seventy-five dollars -a month 2,100 a
year. It is needless to add that the total
receipts are so little in excess of this sum
as to render very small the profits when
the capital invested, the insurance and the
taxes are considered. ' Whenever anybody
thinks that he can take our place, fill it
as an editor and publisher, and get
wealthy, we are the man for him to con
suit. If there is in him anything but swelj
head, brag, incompetency and general
worthlessncss, he will buy us out in short
order. Any person who has in him any
of the qualities of a newspaper man can
buy this office more cheaply than he can
start a new one, and if such a one gets it,
he can make a living.
We hope that the World will continue
to be taken by every live man in Trego
county. It is an indispensable auxiliary
to the success of this class.
Drones are better off without any news
paper, and the Would would not intrude
on -the sanctity of their loneliness.
The World is glad to receive the
De Pere, Wisconsin, News, published by
Hill & Proctor. This Hill is J. Claude,
who for years ran the Sentinel, at Solo
mon City, dowai this railroad, and ran it
well. The way he made the fur fly from
the hides of some of those old mossbacks
was a caution even to them who were not
in the range of the contest. Captain Hill
is not only a good newspaper man, but he
is a social gentleman. We were sorry to
see him leave Kansas, but are glad to be
lieve he has " struck it rich." The News
looks like he had, and that northern
country is excessive when it comes to
We are sorry to see, in the Kirwin
Independent, that Prof. A. M. Bryant has
been tried by the school board at Logan
on a charge of unlawfully punishing a
scholar and general incompetency. Sup
posing that the decision is right, we are
glad that he was exonerated. Many
people in the south part of Graham
county are acquainted with the professor.
In fact, it is his name which that town
ship of Bryant, in south Graham, bears.
Getting the -extension of the
Central Branch road from the east has
been given up by the Millbrook Times.
That paper would like to see Graham
county charter and build her own railroad,
but thinks that a road from fche B & M.
in Nebraska to Phillipsburg, Logan, Mill
brook, Wa-Keenoy, Ness City and Dodge
would be about the right thing. It is
well to make Wa-Keeney a point.
An armistice seems to prevail
between the editors of the Hill City
Rcz'rille and the Norton Cliampion. The
latter was-probably seized with the fear of
getting personally pomeled. He had
accused the former of permitting mighty
frequent orthographical, blunders to crawl
into his paper, and the accused kicked
back much like an overloaded shotgun.
A. G. McBkide, .who.. was on& of
the counsel for the' state in this case, says,"
in his Kirwin RcpttbUcan, ,the legislature
has made appropriations in the case of the
State of Kansas vs. Millie Mahurin for
the murder of Geo.T. -Lord. -Persons
having costs in the action can be paid, if
their accounts are. properly verified."
Young people, remarks Prof.
Lantz, of our state agricultural 'college,
can not be too careful in the choice, of
books. A taste for bad literature, he
says, is worse than no reading at all. ,
Some agitation-is. .going' on in
Books county over the advocacy of "voting
bonds to build a railway from Stockton
to Bull City to connect -with the road at
the latter place. '
"Shell's & Zeiglek, of Hays, plead
gtiilty to one count in the prosecution for
violating the Prohibitory liquor law, andifnd a reporter to investigate those for
entered into a lond to quit the busineaB.
HAYSr-ihe Sta&Sentintl says, wtaonbbemimheeded by County 0k
ling to with etrangeni.. --. IPinkham, ire shall "tell on him." ' '"
stock zF-A-rEazMZHEra- the sasis of othr izetidttstiriies.
WA-KEEJSTEY, KANSAS, SATURDAY, MARCI? 21, 1885;
The Hays Star Sentinel is run
ning several columns of school land sale
Old Mr. W. S. Decker, of Lenora,
dropped dead on. Wednesday of last week
of heart disease.? '
Let the boy follow th'e natural
bent of his mind, and he will succeed
that is, if he has any mind. " s .
Homer Clark's hog, at Lenora,
was only 15 month's old, but it weighed
460 pounds, dressed, the Leader tells.
The Motz gang have left Hays
City for the Indian Territory, on then:
government surveying expedition.
In experimenting on the subject
at the state agricultural college, Prof.
Shelton has ascertained that corn-and-cob
meal is considerably better than
corn meal for fattening steers.
IT HAS PASSED.
' The Would is glad to be able to tell its
friends in unorganized counties that the
bill to enable them to vote a tax for
school purposes became a law. "We 'gave
our support to the measure,' and now con
gratulate the friends of free education in
the unorganized counties on the result.
TALK TO THE TRUSTEES.
The Would hopes to be able to record,
at the proper time, that the township
trustees throughout Trego and Goje
counties have done their whole duty."' To
people who are acquainted with the scope
of the work of trustees, this will seem a
mammoth hope. No such hope in the
past has been realized with decent prox
imity. In fact, so much carelessness or
incompetency has prevailed as to make
what has purported to be census returns,
and other statistical information, well-nigh
worthless. In Trego and Gove counties
the trustees for this year are, in the main,
good men". Two, Messrs. Kichards and
Cross, have had the benefit of several
terms of experience, while two others,
Messrs. Platz and McCollum, were trus
tees last year. It certainly is not going
"too far to say that these men's experience
will prove of material vahie in their work
of this year. But no trustee can exercise
too much care. If ho makes any mis
takes in the way of leaving unassessed
any taxable property or fails to include
all his people in his census report or
reports more or less improvements than
actually exist or fails to giv&the military
record of any ex-soldier, and "so on, his
report is defective to precisely the extent
which it misleads any one who searches it
for information. People upon whom
trustees call officially should give them
information cheerfully and with exactness.
Here are some of the points which are
required to be met this season: Number
of dwelling houses; families; the name of
every person whose place of abode on the
first day of March, 1885, was in this fam
ily; age at last birthday; sex; color; mar
ried; single; widow or widower; profession,
occupation or trade of each person, male
or female, 10 years years old and over;
place of birth, naming state or territory
of .STJ. S., or the country, if of foreign
birth; where from to Kansas, naming
state of territory of U. S., or country, if a
foreignor; trade or profession being
learned by each person, male or female,
under 21 years of age; attending school
within the year persons'10 to 15 years of
age persons 15 to 21 years of age per
sons 21 years of age and over; honorably
aiscnargea rrom tne volunteer military
service of the U. S.;" name of state in
which enlisted letter or name of company
or command name of regiment or. other
organization to which attached arm of
service name of prison in which con
fined as a prisoner of war, if any. And
then follows a mint of agricultural, horti
cultural, lower-animal and other statistics,
for whose names we cannot find room in
But the men who accept the trustee
ships take on themselves all the responsi
bilities" of this vast work; and the secretary
of the state board of agriculture is right
when he recommends to county clerks the
..policy of refusing to accept any trustee's
.returns wuicn are not in proper snape.
After tne. .returns are in the Would will
this county and Gove. If it shalL then
develop thathe secretarys reopjnmenda
Pinkham, we shall "tell on him
ALMOST INCREDIBLY BRUTAL.
The night Mrs. Whitmarsh was
drowned, a dance was going on at the
residence of Bob Whitmarsh, a cousin of
her husband, and although the news of
the accident was brought there soon after,
the dance was kept up until morning.
Now, while we are as fond of the "light
fantastic" as anybody, "yet under such
circumstances, it seems that decency and
decorum, if nothing else, would have
prompted the dancers to stop; the thought
of two corpses lying beneath the turbid
water in such close proximity, must have
been anything but pleasant.
The above is from the Crow correspond
ent of the Kirwin ')hi'depcndent. The
mother" and her babe referred to were
drowned a short time" ago under 'the most
distressing' circumstances. She had, we
believe, been to apoint on the B. & M., in
southern Nebraska, to take her husband
home. She missed him. In returning to
her home, in Phillips county, Kansas, she
drove the team onto a bridge which was
covered with water, on account of the
swollen condition of the stream. Alas!
the bridge, which the poor woman
thought wa3 in good repair, was already
partly washed away. Not only were she
and her precious babe drowned, but the
team also perished. Some time was re
quired to find the bodies of the mother
and her babe. Both were buried in the
Such action as it attributed to that
dancing party is almost incredibly brutal;
yet an average mixed crowd of dancers
are just about as apt as any other crowd
which you can name to be criminally
thoughtless, to say the least.
A cow's cud is no part of her
system it is a part of her food, which is
brought up in the mouUi to bo chewed
over again. '
Nohton has house sneaks.
TREGO COUNTY TRACINGS.
Served up by the " World's " Rustling
A cordial invitation is given to any one
in this section of country who has an
item for this column to address it to
"WOULD'S CoUUESPONDEJTO, f.
Coll ye jr, Kansas.
Collyeu, Miarch IX. ,
Tramps are traveling.
Death to the loco' weed.
Hawks are on the wing.
Lumber demand increasing.
Grass is preparing for St. Patrick's day.
Cattle are looking well, which have had
good feed and shelter during the winter.
J?lies and brown worms two house
hold trials, have announced the opening
A. Cressler, of the North Fork of the
Solomon, an applicant for pension exam
ination, registered at the Ainslie House
Mr. Hanchett has erected a house upon
his claim, east of town,. and he and his
little son Trill keep house until his wife
and other children arrive. '
No serious cases of sickness are re
ported, and the- warm weather of Sunday
and Monday induced the few invalids to
spend many hours out of doors.
The numerous and, large hay stacks
which surround the farmers' barns give a
real home-like appearance to their places,
and testify to lasyeas!s bountiful crops.
Monday evening, 'March 2, two little
cow boys appeared1" Mr. Spicer's,son
Sand creek, and wore immediately adopted
into his family as Nos. 13 and 14. Mr.
Spicer values them at $2,000, and .another
says they are bright little twins.
Mr. B. D. McDonald, of Hailey, Idaho,
arrived on last Friday's train, to pay a
visit to his sister, Mrs. L.r LeBron. I
leave my readers to imagine the happy
meeting and the enjoyable, hours they
will spend together after a separation of
fourteen years.. u., t
Mr. L. LeBron has pre-empted the
claim joining Dr. Nealley's homestead on
the south, and is npw preparing a home
thereon for his family. Mr. LeBron is
one of Collyer's earliest settlers, and it
will be exceedingly pleasant for his many
friends to have himself and family so
close to town.
There iar certainly ground for faith in
Una country when peddlers find it profit
able to visit it. Theymight be called the
forerunners of good times. "I have some
nice things to show yon !" was the open
ing address of one wfio was selling jew
elry last week, and whose interestingf?)
history might be given in full, could your
correspondent have read the French."
which followed the .name, Jos "Rampant,
in the Ainslie House register. f ',
For some time rumors have reached
here that "Wa"-l55hey magnetized the
land seekers of Trego county, "and they
went west no farthef; therefore it was
with great delight thai our people wit
nessed the beginning of Collyer's "boom,"
last week. There is plenty of room, and
we hope that our eastern discouraged and
flooded-out friends will come and locate
Mr. E. A. Benson, of Davenport, Iowa,
and Mr. Geo. "W. Hone, of "Washington,
Iowa, accompanied by Messrs. M. P.
Donahey and L. Smouse, also of "Wash
ing, H. B. Scott, of Burlington, and J. D.
McFarland, of Lincoln, Iowa, spent a day
in Collyer last week. The first-named
gentleman is financially interested to the
extent of many acres southwest of this
place. ' Mr. Jones showed the party over
the southern part of the to;vvnship, and
they left pleasantly impressed! Jsith the
From all quarters come reports . qf
trouble from loco 'weed. One tells how
he is obliged to confine a portion 6f " his
cattle, because they immediately seek the
weed as soon as liberated. Another re
ports his neighbor's cattle very weak from
its effects; and yet another, how a year
ling Was brought home from the herd so
weak' it' could scarcely walk, and, after
receiving good care for a few days, was
given Jfreedom, when, as if to demonstrate
fully its disease, it eagerly sought a bunch
of loco for its first grazing. The greatest
trouble, is from cattle on the bottomlands,
and .seems to arise from the cattle losing
all appeate for other food, though some
advance the idea that an insect inhabits
the plant, which forms worms in the
animal, causing death.
Birds have come.
Campers' wagons appear.
Plenty of room for new comers.
Heavy mist last Thursday mom.
Mr. Jame3 O'Toole has moved, a house
upon his claim, six miles west of Collyer.
"Wheeler Bros, are preparing for spring
trade by giving their store a fresh coat of
Mr. Spicer'5little twins were christened
last Sabbath, by the priest, as Francis and
A prairie, fire was seen in the west
Tuesday night, but no reports have been
received as vto,he damage done.
Messrs. Stevenson" received their car of
goods on Saturday -and have located in
the soutnern part of Graham county.
Orders taken, ahu information given
'about Frear Stone Pipe Chimneys by
G. T. Stickney, agent for western Kansas.
Many" persons prepared for a heavy
rain storm last rweek, but the clouds
passed with only a salute of small
The number of, section hands has been
increased by two. The men came from
the west and were placed in Mr. McFar
land's gang. " '
Mr. .Hawks tand son have been actively
engaged this week" unloading their car of
goods and freighting them to .their new
home on the Hackberry. ' -
The music of the little sparrows, who
have remained with us all winter, is now
augmented by the arrival of the meadow
larks, killdeers and blackbirds. ' v
I. F. Purcell, late of Indiana, was' in
town on "Wednesday. He is a professional
school teacher, and desires to engage
with some school district in these parts. '
To students of the almanac the threat
ening storm of Monday was no surprise,
though somewhat of a disapointment, as
the heavy clouds greatly hindered view
ing the eclipse.
Captain" Holladay returned- from. Chi
cago on 'Monday. He reports having a
'Jjolly time" in that busy city, and it must
be that which' has'induced him to sell out
here and seek again 'the tossing billows of
Capt.- Hay, of Lane county,- was in
town Monday. He shipped east 1300
pounds of sheep pelts. The captain has
been a resident of western Kansas for a
number of years, but he still carries a
merry countenance, and not the long face
of one discontented. -'
'It was fun for the boy, but not so
much for the people in town, who were
aroused Sunday night by the cry of
"Fire." Failing to see any blaze, some
sought their neighbors, who were equally
mystified. Perhaps said boy was deeply
sympathizing with those sufferers from a
prairie fire far to tlie south. ' '
Though the wind blew quite severe on
Sunday there was a large attendance at
the Catholic church, and services were
held until past noon. ' The ladies who!
labored bo earnestly to raise funds to re
pair the "church are now' urging the mat
ter forward, and workrwfll be commenced
immediately. Besides' plastering the
walls, it is intended to ceil, put in new
seats, and a frear-stone chimney. Should
their; funds be exhausted hi fiaiking these
improvements, it has been suggested that
aboih' entertainment- be giroa to rake
faadVto fence thft chmrch property.
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szebtckeiIE coipit, scsisra?s-
Banneu, March 17.
Some landvseekers are around and corn-
O'Neal has moved into her new
Mr. Hillbrand is building him a com
Sam. Bingaman is building him a large
two-story stone dwelling. .
Some loud talk about signing petitions
for roads across Big Creek: ' l - l
A Mr. John Henry, from near Emporia,
has .located claimsln our midst?.' "
Si Patrick's day came in rather cool to
be fully enjoyed even by theft aithfuL
Mr. Hawk and, son arrived last week,
with a car-load of plunder.' The family
is to follow in a few days.
The condition of cattle has greatly im
proved since the severe -bold has given
place to pleasant weather.
Fire, on the 8th inst, swept across the
the north part of our neighborhood. It
started somewhere up about Buffalo Park.
Our old friend, E. H. Arnold, and f am- '
ily are expected to return to Trego
county, from "Wisconsin, within the next
month. Mr. Arnold comes this rims to
Fafmers are busy" making the necessary
preparations for a vigorous season of
farm work. Grangers are in fine spirits,
confident that their labors will be abund
antly rewarded. There, will be more
planting and sowing done in this neigh-1
borhood than ever before. Corn, sorghum
and millet are the principal crops,
' ' w J. -Cantuel B.
OGALLAH OOZINGS, .
Prairie schooners begin to pass.
Ground rather too dry for plowing.
D.. M-. Logan is occupying
C. T. Clark's old store building is under
going repairs: '
Logan andBuffingtpn have been doing
well in the flayinbusiness.
"Who will circulate the next school land
petition? Bring it on, for you may just
asVell have a piece of school land as any
other man. -
Mr. "W. O. Barnes started east the last
of last week, instead of the first, as stated
in the php'er of last week. A day, or two
before oe started,' some. one borrowed bia
saddle and neglected' to return it. t
' In a short lecture at the school house;
Friday evening of last week, MrCdmbd
showed gome plain and easy" "steps in the
common application of Mensuration. He
says that tbesubject can be presented in
an attractive manner to schoolchildren;
and tbafrit should .receive "more- attention
in the common district schools. '
' ' " '' C. U. Lateb. .
Of Wa-Keeney Schools for the
Term Commencing Dec. 8,
1884, and Ending Feb.
' TOTAJi ENUOLIjMENT FOB THE TEUM.
, i r,Males. Females. Total
Primary department, 33 26 59
Intermediate " . 23 . .t:2P . 43
Higher " 18. 29 47
Total, all, . ,U .75 140
monthly, total asd average daily at
' , "tendance.
Primary Department. '
' " ' ',x Mates. Females.Total.Atfg
December 299 days 273 572. 4t
January 420 " 380-800
February 420 " 400, 820
Total; q'r. 1139 " 1053 2192
Males. Females. Total: Ad g
December 239 days 158 -397 30t
January-" 280 " t, 220 m. 500 25
February "403, " 303. 706 35t
TotaLq'r. -922 V . 681 1603 80f
Males. Females. Total. Aifi
147 days 245 392
218 407 625 311
235 447 682
600 1099 ..1629
Grand total, "
ouarter '2661' " 2883 5494 102
(No. of school "day's inmoiith of -Dec. 18.)
, ; J., Wod Cakson, Principal.
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