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Gen. Grant's condition does not
The Press has done some good at
Plainville anyway. The Echo of the last
two weeks actually could be read.
The Wichita Eagle is rather hard
on our last body of law makers. It calls
them the "big fool legislature."
And now they are having a speck
of war down on the Isthmus of Panama.
Our Democratic government has sent a
ship thither to protect United States
G. W. Nimocks, of great Bend,
has been appointed judge of the 20th dis
trict, which was created the past winter.
Much damage is reported by the
settler as the result of a prairie fire which
recently came within half a mile of reach
ing Ludell, Bawlins county, from the
Dr. Nealley has kindly remem
bered us with a copy of the biennial re
port of the directors and warden of the
state penitentiary for the fiscal years i883
A son of one of the professors at
Columbian University in Washington died
suddenly a few days ago from what phy
sicians pronounce depression of the heart
caused by sucking cigarettes and inhaling
Gov. Martin's Arbor Day pro
clamation is a happy contribution to the
literature oZ the season. April 2nd is the
day appointed. It is to be hoped that it
will be generally observed through the
state,but emphatically in the west end.
In several of the back counties of
of W. Virginia, stock is said to be dying
for want of feed, and many of the people
are on the verge of death by starvation.
What may never occur there again hap
pened last year in the shape of a drouth.
Weigh well these words: He who
at this time persists in straight farming
in this immediate section of Kansas
wilfully applies the knife to his own fi
nancial throat Stock farming here is in
telligent farming. Straight farming here
is ignorant fanning. Ignorant farming
never did pay anywhere, and it never
The Westphalia Democrat, over
in the eastern end of this state, announces
with great gravity that "President Cleve
land, in his cabinet appointments, has
chosen for secretary of the navy Wm.
C. Whitney, a second cousin of our fore
man, Miss Adele Keed." It will be just
like some folks to exclaim, Bully for Miss
A few men out here perhaps
ono in every hundred persist in playing
the role of hypochondriacal jackasses.
If anybody builds a house, these select
men place an imaginary 'corpse in it If
anybody plows a piece of ground, these
smert fellows see in the move the destruc
tion of the stock interests. With them,
what is is wrong, and what can not be is
right There are no females in the lot,
a ad the breed is running out
The XVIth Amendtnent is the
name of a paper at Buffalo, N. Y. It
proposes that the sixteenth amendment
to the constitution of the United States
shall read: "Section 1. Neither distilled
or fermented liquors shall be made, im
ported, transported, sold or used for
drinking purposes within the United
States or any place subject to their juris
diction. Section 2. Congress shall have
power to enforce this article by appropri
ate legislation. The Amendment nespa
per is also severe on the use of tobaco.
It is right
A QUESTION of no little impor
tance just now is whether county clerks
are legally authorized to certify and re
cord pension certificates. Attorney
General Garland has sent from Washing
ton to our Kansas attorney general to
ascertain what the law in this state is.
, The Commonwealth wants to v know
in the event of its rjeing determined that
county clerks are not authorized to certi
fy and record-pension certificates, what is
to be done about receiving the money
x which has thus been paid to pensioner.
The recipients will keep it.
STRIKES AND STRIKERS.
Held overjrom last iveck.
Our latest advices at this writing
(Wednesday) is to the effect that the
Missouri Pacific railway management
have so far deferred to the demands of the
strikers as to promise a restoration of the
wages which were being paid in Septem
ber last, and not to throw out of employ
ment any of the present strikers. This
pleasant turn of affairs seems to be the
direct result of a conference which was
held at St. Louis on Monday between
Governor Martin, of Kansas, Governor
Marmaduke, of Missouri, and the railroad
commissioners of Kansas and Missouri.
As yet, only a small portion of the strikers
have resumed work, because of their
desire to have the railroad officials bind
themselves legally for the performance ol
their promise. Whether this demand
will be granted, is yet in doubt
It is a matter of congratulation that
this strike is about to end. Its dimen
sions have been extensive, involving large
ly the states of Kansas, Missouri, Texas
and Indian Territory. Business along
the M. P. railway was almost entirely sus
pended. Much loss of perishable prop
erty in shipment was a result. In Texas,
the necessaries of life had almost given
out at many points.
All this menace to the commercial in
terests of the country should be provided
against by national legislation.
On the other hand, as a matter of moral
principle, we have no doubt that the
strikers were right A railroad corpora
tion believed that it had them by the
throats. It had made three reductions in
the wages of employes since last Septem
ber, without consulting the employers or
lessening their labors. The trouble with
the position of the strikers is that they
set themselves up as autocrats whenever
they dictate that they shall be retained in
the employ of any man, men or company.
The way out of the network of difficulty
which presents itself lies in the thorough
training of railroad employees for their
work, in a continuance of their present
labor organizations, and striking when
ever they feel like doing so. But here
must be a departure from the present
practice. If good grounds exist for strik
ing, and the employer can not be brought
to terms, the strikers should give way to
such new hands as the employers may
select If these new hands are thorough
ly qualified for the work, no one has been
wronged. If they are not, they can soon
be displaced by competent men; because
railroad wrecks and other accidents can
be used against them and their employer
in so forcible a manner as to secure, in
the end, the employment of only safe,
intelligent men. Laborers of honor and
ability are simply no better nor no worse
than their employers of like character.
Both classes have rights which must be
respected. Both are liable to commit
wrongs which society, as a whole, can not
DEAD FOR ALL TIME.
Doctor Neely, it seems, reserved some
kind of a fifty feet in the soldiers' home
tract which was made by him to the city
of Leavenworth. It seems that he has
now deeded to the city that fifty feet
The Times, which hates the doctor, now
claims that if Neely had not made this
reservation of .fifty feet in the first place,
the 850,000 appropriation would have be
come a law. That bill was too full of
grab and steal to become a law. The
less which its friends say of it from now
on, the better it will be for Leavenworth.
She missed narrowly the past winter
getting a 850,000 grab. She never again
can approach the point of success. The
people of the state are now awakened on
the subject In the campaign of 1886 it
will be equivalent to the defeat of any
candidate in central or western Kansas for
him to avow his fealty to that steal. None
of them will be caught making such an
avowal either. Mark our words.
S. A. Haseltine & Bra, patent solicitors,
Springfield, Missouri, send the World
the following list of patents which were
issued to citizens of this state during the
R C. Moore, Holton, filter.
C. A. Bickard, Ottawa, steam-boiler
Wm. Schwartz, Louisburg, feed-water
M. F. Ellis, Atchison, brick for veneer
ing frame houses and other wooden
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STOCK DF-A-IRIMIIlsra- TitE3
WA-KEENEY, KANSAS, SATITUDAY, MARCH 28, 1885.
At the residence of the bride's cousin,
Mr. J. G. Martin, near Westport, Mo.,
Thursday evening?1 Maircli 19185, Mr.
Lee Monroe and Miss Lilla Day Moore,
Bev. Givens officiating.
The happy couple arrived in Wa-Keeney
last Sunday evening. The World
thought that nothing short of something
exceedingly significant could have taken
Lee away from the cares of business for a
whole week. He and his wife have taken
rooms at the Uniori House, wheie they
will remain until the Monroe residence is
vacated by its present occupants.
There is no need of running our pencil
across much paper in extending congrat
ulations to Mr. and Mrs. Monroe. Mr.
Monroe is well-educated, well-behaved,
attentive to business, and is bound to win
in the race of life. Mrs. Monroe is a sis
ter of our esteemed townsman, Mr. T. B.
Moore, the railway station agent and
proprietor of the Commercial House, and
Wa-Keeney society will be delighted with
her acquisition to its numbers-
Reported for the Western Kansas World,
Together with others who are interested
in our schools, we attended the exhibition,
and willingly paid for our reserved chair
to see and hear the whole performance.
For fear that our report will never come to
print, if it is too long, I will make it as
brief as possible.
The exercises, as a whole, were very
creditable, speaking well for the care and
training of those taking part, as well as
for the zeal of our teachers, who volun
tarily undertook this extra work for the
benefit of the school, for the proceeds are
to be used in the purchase of an organ.
We would like -to mention each peice
in detail, but our space "forbids; only a
few can be mentipned.
The opening of the exercises by the
primary school repeating the Lord's Pray
er in concert, witn eyes uplifted and
hands clasped, was a very pretty sight,
and appropriate. While in position they
sang a song of welcome.
Next a good recitation of the same sub
ject by four little boys.
''Froggy and his Friends." The frog
would have been proud of his little
friends, had they heard them speak, and
seen them hop off the stage. The two
little colored girls who Tecited the ditty,
"The New Bonnet," did well.
Special mention must be made of the
Alphabetical Boun delay, by 23 little girls
and 4 boys. Anything that is spectacular
in such an entertainment is the most ap
preciated by the audience. Each one
performed his part well, singing loud
enough to be heard.
" Bees, Clocks and Brooms," as types
of industry, was delivered in a very bril
liant and spirited manner.
Nor would we forget the littio " Peek a
Concert recitation by a class of eight
girls, entitled "Children of all Ages," was
Bccitation, "Excelsior," was well ren
dered by Miss Euth Welch.
A very good selection, "Our Centennial,"
was somewhat marred by the noise out
side. The wind and tin roof, making
such a terrible noise, drowned the voices
of the fair ones on the stage, and much of
the good effect was lost
" The Army and Navy," by f ourty-four
characters, was well appreciated.
"The Ghost in White," by eight young
ladies; one would imagine they were at
tending some fashionable boarding school,
they seemed so familiar with the tricks
and sports of such places. The audience
"A Lesson Well Worth Remembering"
was well played and enjoyed.
The climax was in the last piece, "Stage
Struck," in three acts. The dramatis per
sons, Miss Viola Welch, Miss Nora Glea
son, Masters Carson and Stayt, were
well selected, and carried out their parts
The different selections were brought
on the stage without much delay, and the
exercises were all enjoyed by the listeners.
If there is any criticism, it would be that
the program was too long, which is usu
ally the case where so many have to take
part, as is necessary in an entertainment
of this kind. Part of the audience leaves
before all the pieces are presented, which
is discouraging to those who take part
and a loss to those leaving.
The net receipts were $17.65.
makers are profuse with
rB-A.SS 03B1 OTTIR. H5rnDTJSTI2rIES-
The Camp Fire. J
Following is the program of exercises
to be,, observed cm the 28th inst, at the
Camp Fire at Ness City, held Underhe
auspices of Sherman Post No. 30, G. A. B.-:
ASSEMBLY WILL BE SOUNDED
At 10 o'clock a. m., at which time it is ex
pected that all of the old soldiers and
sailors of the county will convene at the
Opera House, where the forenoon will be
spent in social chat. At 12 o'clock the
Will summon the boys to ono more meal
of "pork and peans," pure asd simple.
At 1:30 p. m. the meeting will be called
to order, when the following program will
be carried out as near as may be:
Opening Prayer Chaplain Brown
Song Schoharie Glee Club
Address of Welcome Post Commander
Select Beading. .Junior Vice Commander
Song Ness City Glee Club
Speech Sam A. Smith
Becitation Officer of the Day
Army Story Comrade Linville
Song Schoharie Glee Club
Oration . . . . ? Hon. W. S. Tilton
Song Ness City Glee Club
Address Mrs. Carrie E. Faxon
Bemarks Gilmore Kinney
Song Schoharie Glee Club
Five minute speeches by the G. A. B.
Boys and old Soldiers.
Song Marching Through Georgia, Scho
harie and Ness City Glee Clubs. All
present are invited to join in swelling
The following comrades have been ap
pointed as a committee on providing and
preparing dinner: A. S. Dickson, J. E.
Heizer, Wm. Grisson, J. F. C. McCaslin
and John Stephens.
. Up in Collyer township, recently the
8-year-old boy J. W. Burns was standing
at the top of a 16-foot ladder. Tho top
of the ladder leaned against a section of a
hay stack, which had been cut from the
main stack. While the boy occupied that
position, the cut-ofFsection fell, precipitat
ing the ladder to the ground, with the
boy under the ladder. At first, tho little
fellow was supposed to be killed; but,
after having a very sore arm for several
days, he has recovered.
W. B. Kritchfield has at his store
what he calls a carpet exhibitor. It is
handsome, and consists of four sides lined
with glass, whereby the square piece of
carpet which is placed inside the square
is reflected to tho right, left, front and
back, so as to show how it is fitter.
Kritchfield has two dozen kinds of carpet
as samples, and no reason exists for a per
son not ordering as inteligently of him
as of a person in a house filled with car
pets. Not long ago, in the south part of
Graham county, as one of Mr. Stephen
Van Dyke's boys was in the act of shooting
a rabbit from the wagon, the gun hammer
caught in the tail of his father's overcoat,
with, the effect of sending the charge of
shot through a side of the boy's neck.
Fortunately, the wound was not mortal,
and the boy is around now, but the
balls have not all been extracted.
It is about determined by the sheep
men that they will have a public shearing
at this place this spring. In due season,
the announcement will appear in the
Wobw. The shearing can not be other
wise than a grand triumph. The jce was
broken by the shearing of last spring, and
this time the competitoru for premiums
and honors will be thick.
S. C. Robb, G. W. Cross and Judge
Conger made the regular quarterly inspec
tion of Treasurer Kelly's books on
Wednesday and Thursday. Of course, it
is unnecessary for us to add that they were
foiind as straight as a thoroughly-stretched
A new petition for Dr. Nealley's
retention as surgeon of the state peniten
tiary was circulated in town this week,
and numerously signed. This petition is
directed to the warden and directors of
Mr. J. H. March,the bankers having
a building 20x30 feet erected on his lot,
between Osborne & Monreo's and Wagner
& Grim's. He expects to have it ready
for occupancy in the coarse of ten days cr
a fortnight. ,
Warren has been here again this week,
This time he has bought of Harrison not
far from 12,000 pounds of hides. , We
have not heard from other persons of
whom he has made purchases. Warren is
making monthly trips to this place v
A. M. STEPHENSON
lam prepared to do all kinds of bar
ber's work in the best style4
And can be f onnd in tho Shop at all hours.
Land Attorney and Real Estate Agent.
CONTESTS, A SPECIALTY.
Wa-Keeney ' - - Kansas.
JOHN A. NELSON,
Attorney at law
U. P. Land Agent for Trego, Gra
ham and Ness Counties,
WA-KEENEY, - KANSAS.
Stock Eanches a Specialty.
Parties meaning business request
ed to write me.
Fashionable Barber Shop.
W. H. Keeler is located in the room
jnst north of Wagner's Drug Store,
"Where he can be found at all business
seasons, ready to do
And any work, no matter what, which is
expected of a first-class barber.
W. H. KEELER.
- Wa-Keeney, Kansas
2 Stories ; ioo Feet long
BUILT OF STONE.
I make the Comfort of my Guests my Study
IT. F. FAGETT, Proprietor.
GHAS. N. BENEDICT,
.Wants to buy all the Produce, at
the highest market price, which the
farmers have to dispose oL
Call and see me.
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SIEBrGKEiE COT-3T, 5 CIE33TS-
W . B. fflCMELD,
AND DXAIiE&IN ' v
Wagon Work& Wagon Material
I can secure, on favorable terms, by
order, any article which I may not happen
to have on hand.
REAL ESTATE BUSTLERS,
SO WE DID.
They gave us a square deal. They
are sending their price lists East and
the people are coming to see them
from four to ten a day, and I want
to say to you that ir you ever ex
pect to own a home in Kansas, you
nad better go right and see
Eeal Estate Agents,
CHAS. PETERSON & CO.,
Real Estate Gags,
Collyer, Trego Co., KansaSi
Union Pacific Boilroad Lands in
' Sleiaii ml Gore
Bb a 'vo1
mow noted nd sacoewfal specialists in the U. 8
(now retired) for the care of JrertwMf .BcMHnri
Miutt ManMmm, JTeukifm nfl JPcem. Beat
wpl&insekledeiivelopeVee. DrgggtettcaafiU it
AMtim ML WARD A CO.. Uwrimt, M.
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Strong and Doraato
Call and see Engine
and Pump in operation.
R. G. KESSLER,
Agnt for Trago and Goto Go's,
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