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Hays. Dcm. Advocate.'
To the Clay Center Times: Ex
Senator Ross's name is not Edward. If
it is not Edmund, it is Eli!
Hats City has been incorporated.
She had been a long time about it. Her
first election of officers will take place
Our old friend, Thomas McBreen,
has sold the lively Stockton Nc-jus to Dr.
Hill. Ma, you can not stay out of the
journalistic ranks long. While you are
out, good luck!
James Moxahax, a young man
working for Sam Meliison at the post, fell
on Wednesday of last week, while on
roller skates, and broke his arm, the Hays
Star Sentinel says.
The Hays city papers of last
week tell of the death of Arthur Martin
one day last week from taking poison.
He was in his fifteenth year, and lived
-with an uncle, S. B. Hutchinson, four and
a half miles north of Hays City.
The Hays Star Sentinel comes
into the late-judicial-convention field with
these remarks: "We hope the committee
for this judicial district, which meets at
Millbrook next week, will give us a late
convention, not before the latter part of
The strongest opposition to the
Graham counfv railroad bonds' will bfe
from Wa-Keeney and the towns on the
north fork that have been built up by
Graham county. Millbrook Tima.' Say,
Graves, you have the "blind snorts"
rather early, have'nt you? Who has
been spurring you? Name the Wa
Keenian who will concede that Millbrook,
with a railroad, would bo inWa-Keeney's
way! You can't do it!
Accordixg to the Dodge City
Times of last week, the Eureka Irrigating
canal is being made at the rate of two
miles a week. It has been built from the
west toward the east. It passes, we
believe, to within threo miles of Dodge
City on the north. Tho ditch is G feet
"wide, 2 feet deep, and tho embankments
are 2 or 3 feet high. The company estab
lish camps at convenient points along the
line of the ditch, and at each camp a well
Our former friend, H. P. Stultz,
who used to "buck" the World with his
Leader, runs a Democratic organ at Santa
Fe, N. M. We never did think that he
was mucn or a liepuDiican, ana now
submit that this, from his Santa Fe
Leader, demonstrates the correctness of
our theory: "By the most arch trickery
on the part of prominent Republicans of
Dlinois, and to keep alive a remnant of
tho once great party, and with all that
money, influence and skill of the party
could devise, Logan has been counted in."
It's getting almost time for Cleve
land to issuo a manifesto to the effect that
his services in behalf of the Union be let
alone. Hear this, for instance: "President
Cleveland's reticence and apparent in
difference, during his recent visit to
Gettysburg, is explained by a correspond
ent of the Cincinnati 'Commercial, who,
after apologizing for previous criticisms,
Bays that Mr. Cleveland's substitute was
killed in the battle of Gettysburg, in
front of Wilcox's division, on the second
day of the fight, and that it was the
president's sadness over the terrible and
untimely death of that devoted and patri
otic $300 substitute that kept him so
silent and filled his heart with grief."
Jeff Bayis is reported as saying
that the respect, love and veneration for
the constitution which animated the citi
zens of the United States before the war
have now departed from our people, and
that the system of government enacted by
our forefathers exists only in name. The
miserable old traitor means, in plain
. English, that the soul of .the constitution
was crushed out when the spirit of slavery
-was eliminated from that instrument.
The longer we live to ponder over the
problem, the more thorough is our con
viction that Davis ought to have been
executed for the part whioh he bore in
trying to sunder forever the Union
for Irhich he now professes to see only
The World wants to talk to our
people concerning public improvements
in "Wa-Keeney. It is the desire of the
writer that our people reflect on what we
say in this article. Only for the hope
that they will see fit to inspire by their
sentiments of approval tho action of the
city government, we would simply go
before the mayor and councilmen with
this address or one like it instead of
bothering to write this article.
A city government without an interested
constituency at its back is either gentler
than a sick lamb or as grasping as a
tyrant. For years, the Wa-Keeney gov
ernment has had a constituency at its
back, who did not average to be exactly
disinterested, but who, by force of cir
cumstances, cared little whether the
city government lit ed or perished. Under
this dark condition, tho government did
well to inaugurate the present system of
public parks, and keep the trees alive.
As times began to look up, a little more
interest seized the constituents of the
government, and the government consid
ered this as a nod to go ahead. Property
owners on Franklin street have been
required to build regulation sidewalks,
unless they were already fortunate enough
to have them. Now a drainage system
has been declared the thing, and pretty
soon the ditching along each side of
Franklin street will prevent the periodical
creation of frog ponds in this chief
We name those impiovements, and in
tend to have reference to all others of an
fSlliod character, not only to commend the
energy which has produced them, but to
say that the good work must be pressed
forward if tho city government is to be
preserved. Wo mean to assort that a
city government which fails to prove by
its acts that it has been sent on a mission
can not be wiped out too suddenly.
Public expense should not must not, as
a rule b e incurred, witho at the reaping
of public benefit. If, in other words, no
public necessities existed, public expense
would bo insane, if not worse. On tho
same principle, it is idle to keep in ex
istence a government for tho mere sake of
doing things which do not promote the
public welfare. Kansas City needs a
thorough drainage system; Wa-Keeney
does not. New Orleans should expend
money in preparing to resist the ravages
of the yellow fever; Wa-Keeney should
not. Wa-Keeney needs about a million
trees; Salina has too many now though
she got them in the same manner in
which Wa-Keeney will havo to get hers.
But why multiply comparisons? We
aim to express the belief that every town
of as many as five hundred inhabitants
could be benefitted materially by being
incorpoiated, if the citizens would only
meet occasionally, and take a proper
degree of interest in the pushing of public
improvements. If a town does not he in
the yellow fever district, has enough
timber, is not in need of a drainage
system if, indeed, the judgment of a
casual observer would be that nothing
exists for a city government to do, we
say that appearances are deceptive ! Some
loafers exist or are in process of manu
facture; a public library should be estab
lished, and there are other totally extinct
or embryonic influences which should be
created or nurtured for the public good.
A community blessed with a municipal
government which will thus look after its
interests should, in the race toward civili
zation, vault vastly ahead of the one
whose public funds have to be spent to
prevent pestilence and crime. Because
one neighborhood has to remain in the
rear constitutes no possible excuse for
another wishing to do so.
Wa-Keeney, we submit, is in a splendid
position to take advantage of favorable
surroundings. Her opportunity should
bo improved. After seeing how far the
sentiment of a majority of the citizens
would warrant them in proceeding, the
government should formulate a system of
internal improvements. This we could
not ask, unless at least a majority of the
people are willing that the improvements
be declared a part of tho public pol
icy, for at least two reasons: First no
action to which the bulk of the people
are opposed should be taken; second no
public policy of this character could be
made successful without a sentiment on
the part of the people which would in
struct, virtually, at least, each succeeding
administration to continue the work
until such time as no work remains
With this public instruction or consent,
we would have the city government in
stitute a policy looking to the setting of
trees in the middle of each of the occupied
streets in Wa-Keeney. These trees we
would have fenced in in a manner
as substantial as are the parks of
the railroad company. Besides other argu
ments, which, no doubt, exist, but do not
now occur to us, these tree rows would be
a source of unparalleled beauty to the
town; they would allay to a degree almost
wonderful the volumes of nearly stifling
dust with which the town is so often
visited; they would reduce to a minimum
the danger to be apprehended from heavy
gales, cyclones or tornadoes; in the case
of a fire on one bide of the street, these
trees would probably prevent its crossing
to the other side. There is room in every
street for a row of trees. Tho middle of
the main business street has not
been used for months! By having soft
stone thrown in the middle of the street.
as has already been done along the busi
ness portion of Franklin street, no
trouble, beyond fencing them carefully,
would be experienced in making the trees
grow. Set la re trees to begin with.
Box elders are as good as any. We are
in no rush. Begin the coming fall by
setting trees inFianklin stieet, between
the south sideof Warren avenue and the
north side of railroad avenue. A like
imp) ovement each year will do. If it is
impracticable to do this much, less will
But a policy should be adopted. Do
not give the enemies of incorporation
the key to success by demonstrating that
incorporation is impracticable, undesir
able, wasteful and foolish!
DECORATION DAT AT WA-KEENEY.
Patriotism has again been illustrated.
The energy of tho New West has reaped
another victory. The wisdom of tho
legions who marched against the v. ould
be murderers of the American Union has,
for the twenty-first year, been vindicated.
The parades, the sentiments, the flowers,
and, above all these, the great approach
to public unanimity in respect for the ob
servance of May 30 of each year, tell in
unmistakable terms of the sure growth of
loyal sentiment throughout the great
commercial sections of our common
Perhaps a thousand people were in
the procession which marched to the
cemetery at this place last Saturday.
Even a greater number heard the ad
mirable oration of Senator Plumb.
The senator is easily approachable, and
very many of our people formed, his
acquaintance. Toward evening, he took
a ride into tho country. Ho expressed
himself as highly pleased with his recep
tion at Wa-Keeney, and said that he
would be here again during this summer.
We' are gratified to know that, in honor
ing Senator Plumb, our people also hon
ored themselves, Wa-Keeney and this
section of Kansas.
SHOULD MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS.
Pebby, Miss., May 30. Mack Thorpe,
a planter, gave his colored hands a ball,
which several whites attended. While
the dance was in progress the white men
stepped in and cut the colored brethren
out of their places, which resulted in a
general row, in which pistols and knives
were drawn. Hunter Butt, a negro from
Georgia, shot one of the white intruders
through the heart, killing him instantly.
A strong effort was made to lynch Butt,
and he was only saved by a strong guard
by Mr. Thorpe. Butt is now in the
This reminds us to say that if the slum
of the white creation, who disgrace their
color by meddling with negro balls, will
begin to mind their own business, a deal
of trouble will be prevented. Butts did
not do a strictly Christian act in shooting
that white intruder, but he did not
deserve lynching for resenting the dirty
act of the white-skinned fellows.
In fact come to think of it there is a
place no further from here than Wa
Keeney where the interference of whites
with colored balls should be suspended
indefinitely. In the first place, such in
terference is morally and legally wrong,
lii the second place, the white who
plays an act of this kind docs what a
Digger Indian would not think of stoop
ing to do in the violation of all decency
of taste. Do we talk plainly? Then you
fellows who feel hit, just turn the case
around, and say how it would look to see
the white ladies taking part at a black
Dodge City has a brick vard.
SATURDAY, JUSTE ,6., 1885.
S. A. Haseltine&Bro., patent solicitors,
Springfield, Missouri, send the World
the following list of patents which were
issued to citizens of Kansas during the
P. P. Belt, Columbus, key and sounder.
C. H. Dodge, Augusta, gauge for tin
Tut: appointment of Mea'd, the
Copiah county, Miss., murderer to an
office if, the Kansas City Journal well
says, a mistake of tho admistration that
its revocation cannot repair. It was an
outrage upon decency and an insult to
the moial sense of the whole country.
The revocation was made in deference to
the demand of the country, but the re
sponsibility of the appointment attaches
to the administration.
We have been too slow in notic
ing the change which Brother Chambers
has made in his Stockton Record. It is
now a 6-column quarto, instead of an
8 column folio. Chambers is well up
toward the top of tho newspaper ladder.
He knew what he wanted before making
the change. The World wishes him the
prosperity which he merits.
A DEMON DIRECTOR.
Passes Through Wa-Keeney, and
Kills Two Men Before His
Arrest Can Be Made.
An associated press dispatch from
Chicago, last Sunday, announced that an
insane man named Keumo had, with lev
eled revolver, dictated the running of a
passenger train from Kansas City to
Chicago, and that, on an attempt being
made to arrest him, ho killed two men,
and was mortally wounded himself, be
fore the arrest was accomplished. The
insane fellow was on his way to Detroit,
Mich. Ho struck with terror many
people on the train. Probably 150 shots
were fired before he was arrested. The
Chicago police authoiities had been tele
graphed to by the frightened conductor,
and had a dozen policemen on hand in
citizens' dress on the arrival of the train.
Then, for two of them to have been killed
before they could secure Bourne's arrest,
shows the superhuman strength which
is sometimes centered temporarily in a
But this terrible tale would lack com
pleteness were we to fail to state that this
demon left Denver at 8:05 o'clock p. si.,
Friday evening of last week, on the
Kansas Pacific train. That train passed
through Wa-Keeney at 7 -15 last Saturday
Mr. Johnson Ogram, "who has for
several years lived in the south part of
Graham county, reached town Tuesday
morning from the -west. Since last
December, he had been in California
the most of the time in Santa Barbara
county. His family are there yet. He
has purchased a farm within seven miles
of the flourishing seaport of Santa Bar
bara, and, after disposing of his interests
in western Kansas, will return there to
live. He speaks very highly of southern
California for an abiding place for in
dustrious people. Good land, unim
proved, sells for about $200.00 per acre,
but money can be made on it by raising
fruit and farming carefully. Mr. Ogram
has for sale, in Graham county, about 70
head of young cattle, a pair of horses,
wagon, harness, etc.
From the May 30 circular of H. E.
Judd & Root, commission merchants,
Hartford, Conn., we take the following
prices for Kansas and Nebraska "wool:
Fine, good condition, 17 20; fine,
heavy, 12 15; medium, 17 21; coarse,
14 17. From sections where the clip
is beinir taken on, the circular says,
reports favor an improved condition over
that of last season.
"Wo were pleased to receive a friendly
call on Wednesday from W. S. Harrison,
of Wa-Keeney. Mr. Harrison is one of
the original settlers of Wa-Keeney, and is
made of the right kind of stuff to settle
and build up a new country; he is full of
energy and honor. Our latch string is
always out to such men. Hays City Star
Sentinel, May 28.
Captain J. W. Carson occupies a
-working position in Verbeck's store, and
will remain there until the beginning of
the teachers' institute, in next month.
A H. BLAIR,
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 Ranches a Specialty.
Parties meaning business request
ed to write me.
- Wa-Keeney, Kansas -
2 Stories ; ioo Feet long
BUILT OF STONE.
I make the Comfort of my Guests my Study
W. F. PAGETT, Proprietor.
STEBEINS & DAY,
Have For Sals
. & SCHOOL
m DESIRABLE CLAIMS.
From Illinois, Indiana, Iowa
Parties having land or any
kind of property
Will do well to call on us, as
BUY, SELL OR EXCHANGE
f . B. KMMELD,
AND DEALER IN
Wagon Work & Wagon Material.
I can secure, on favorable terms, by
order, any article which I may not happen
to havo on hand.
CEAS. PETERSON & CO.,
Real Estate JLgets,
Collyer, Trego Co., Kansas.
Union Pacific Railroad Lands in
Iriu mi Gove
J. H. BAKER, N. P. G. C. SHULTZ, Atty.
Land & Emigration Co.
Deeded Lands and Town Lots
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
LOCATING A SPECIALTY.
WilL attend promptly to all Legal
Business before the Courts
and IT. S. Land Office.
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Attomeys-at-Law & Reaf Estate Ageofs
D. H. HENKEL,
REAL ESTATE A LOAN AST.
LOCATING A SPECIALTY.
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On Keal Estate at 12 per cent '