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WA-KEEXEY, KANSAS, SATURDAY, jfasTE 20, 1885.
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It is reported that "Billy" Martin
is on the way north with a crowd of Ok
lahoma boomers to locate them in Ellis
The Plainville Press has been
doubled in size. This makes it a five
column quarto. Mr. Case has dressed it,
anew, and annonnces that it is there to
The June 15 circular of H. C.
Judd &Root, wool commission merchants,
Hartford, Conn., is on our table. Kansas
and Nebraska wool are quoted: Fine,
pood condition, 17 (g. 20; fine, heavy, 12
13; medium, 17 ? 21; coarse, 11 17.
The situation, this circular says, remains
e Tsentially unchanged. A further decline
is not looked for, and we may fairly
expect a steady but slow improvement.
TnAT mojjel Democrat if any
Democrat can be a model Sam J. Ran
dall, of Pennsylvania, is reported as say
ing1: "I wouldn't give a nickel for a man
who isn't an offensive partisan as now
applied to the term, actively in the inter
est of the party to which he belongs."
This is J bo AVoKiiD doctrine. It is truer
than a good deal of the Gospel preaching.
And yet, do not yon notice that a certain
class of heretofore radical Republican
office holders are hedging so as to fall
into Graver's lap, kiss and make up ! If
thi3 game is not going on, tho era when
naked signs count is at an end.
A SENSIBLE RULING:
State Superintendent Lawhead has
utSiade aruling to the effect that tho same
individual is entitled to only'one quarter
section of school land as a result of actual
settlement. In other wordp, he believes
that repeating in this matter is just as
subversive of the public good as the saino
act would be in the case of the homesteads
of the general government.
Attorney General Bradford gives his
unqualified endorsement to this ruling of
It is puzzling to the Wobld to account
for the stupidity of a legislature which
would, for one reason or another, leave
unguarded so important a matter as this.
"We assume, however, that the legislature
borrowed the idea from the legislation of
congress on the homestead question, and
that whenever a test case is taken to the
supreme court it will be made dangerous
for repeaters of settlements on Kansas
TREES TN THE MIDDLE OF THE
Mr.T. H. Mitchell, of Stockton, was in
town a portion of the week, and com
plimented this office by calling. Mr.
Mitchell is a member of a very successful
real estate firm, and has frequent occa
sions to visit this county in connection
with his business. "We were very much
pleased to hear from him that the city
council of Stockton, at a recent meeting,
took up the World's article on planting
trees in the middle of the streets, and
discussed it at length with a view to its
adaptability to Stockton. Mr. Mitchell
is a member of tho Stockton council, and
the sentiment of that body, he said, is to
the effect that the views expressed in the
article named are practicable and desir
able. We admire the practical turn of
the Stockton city government, and here
predict that the chance of congratulating
our own city government for its thought
fulness in the same direction will bo
offered us one of these days.
WASTED. ANOTHER LOG A TION.
"We are in receipt of a printed notice
with this head:
IJknft Cfficb Relocation Mass Meeting.
The text of the notice reads:
There will be a mass meeting of all the
residents of tho Northern Land district
held in the public school house at Atwood,
on Thnrsday the 25th day of June, 18S5,
atl o'clock p. m., for the purpose of con
sidering the advisability of the removal of
the location of the TJ. S. land office now
established at Oberlin, Kansas, to a point
further west in said district. All parties
in favor of said removal are cordially in
cited to attend. By order of Committee.
Atwood is "a point further west." In
fact, Atwood interests prompted the
calling of this meeting. "We would have
no possible objection to seeing Atwood
succeed. Atwood was a strong candidate
for the land office location when it was
established at Oberlin. Perhaps Oberlin
was then the nearer of the two places to
the business center of the land district.
ft is" not now.
A subscriber in St. Louis asks
Would a man with 400 or $500 and a
wife and two children one a boy of
14 stand any chance to make a living
and get a start at stock farming in your
If so, what would be the best time of
the year for him to Come out?
By answering these questions in your
paper you may benefit a good many of
your eastern subscribers.
Questions of this character have to be
answered with an "if." To our sub
scriber's first question, we aiiswer, Yes, if
the man and wife know the real value of
either of the sums named. "We aim to
say that some people have started into
stock farming here with the next thing
to no capital, and to-day, after a lapse of
six, five, four or three years, as the case
may be, can show, as their own, perhaps
fifty head of cattle and a half section or
more of land. The stock farmer should,
of course, have land of his own. This he
should be able to get of the government
or in somo other manner without touch
ing on the four or five hundred dollars.
The profits on four or five hundred dollars'
worth of cattle will not keep a family of
four persons: but, to help out, some
butter can be made, and other turns
taken, which will reduce to an almost
nominal sum the cost of living. If, for
the first year or two, some money must be
earned away from home, the father can
do this while the boy herds the stock.
All this might be done, and be followed
by failure. If success is to come, the
stock must be grazed, fed, and watered
with care at the proper times, to the end
that tho loss shall bo reduced to a mini
mum, and a vigorous growth maintained.
If the stock farmer wishes to begin
business immediately on arriving here,
he should come in the spring.
Science contains an article upon Herat's
importance, by Yambery, the celebrated
Eastern traveler. In passing now to the
ethnical features of Herat, it is to be
noticed that it is exactly the miscellane
ous character of the population which
makes the work of conquest easy. Taken
all in all, the inhabitants of Herat form,
indeed, the best possible elements for the
designs of a foreign conqueror, for they
have been accustomed for centuries to
foreign rule, and, with slight exceptions,
are hostile equally to the Uzbek on the
north, the Afghan on the south, and the
Persian on the west. Herat is to-day, to
somo extent, the center of trade between
India, Persia and central Asia, where
new goods are exchanged, the packages
are overhaukd and rearranged, and the
caravans spend some days or even weeks
resting for their further journeys.
Washington, D. C, June 15. The
postmasters at Fredericksburg, Va.,
Peoria, His., Charlotte, N. C, Salisburry,
N. C, Concord, N. H., and Dallas. Tex.,
have been suspended for partisanship.
The fact is, a man can not be a Bepub
lican without being a partisan, and this
lets them all out just as soon as Grover
can attend to their cases. "We are not on
confidential terms with Grover, but just
notice whether the World is not a true
prophet in this instance.
The contract lor the projected
railroad between Alton (late Bull City)
and Stockton has been let.
Work of the Equalization Board
Substantially, no changes were made
in the assessments of Ogallah or Glencoe
A large number of changes were made,
and a good deal of missing property was
found, in "Wa-Keeney township. The
changes in "Wa-Keeney township were
mostly in the nature of advances, the
assessments having been very irregular.
Some of the finest horses in the county
were valued at S10 each. The advance
ment on property in Wa-Keeney township,
by the board of equalization, amounts to
about S2,000, while in Collyer township
the assessor's returns were cut down
nearly this sum.
Unimproved real estate in Gove town
ship was advanced from 50c to 75c an
The assessed valuation of horses in
Wallace county was reduced 25 per cent.
In St. John county, cattle "were- ad-
I vanccd 20 per cent
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VDr. Geo. L Verbeck and -wife left by I Last Monday morning Tras so cool as
Monday morning's train for a two months' to raise the question -whether overcoats
visit in York state. Yerbeck is an intense I were not needed.
-worker, and we hope that he will enjoy I
this deserved rest. ' After all, we recton tne nappy man
The wheat crop will be light.
3 just now is the one who has a good many
1 cattle grazing on the hills or in the valleys.
Land Attorney and Real Estate Agent.
CONTESTS A SPECIALTY.
Wa-Ejeexet - - Kansas.
JOHN A. NELSON,
Attorney at law
U. P. Land Agent for Trego, Gra
ham and Ness Counties,
WA-KEENEY, - KANSAS.
Stock Bandies 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 Guef ts my Study
W. F. PAGETT, Proprietor.
STEBBiNS & DAY,
Have For Sale
AND! DESIRABLE CLAIMS.
From Illinois, Indiana, Iowa
Parties having land or any
kind of property
Will do well to call on us, as
W. B. 0ITCMELD.
UNI) Eli TAK&R,
AVT) TVEAT.Tm TV
Wagon Work & Wagon Material,
I can secure, on favorable" terms, by
order, any article which I may not happen
to have on hand.
'WAPfTl bio for J
HuMcKnighi Bros., j
The Land Agents,
HJ Branch Office at
K ClayCenter,Ks. f
HHK School Land and .-
aBS Deeded Land i
EJ 5? for Sale. ,
CHAS. PETERSON & C0M
Real Estate gets,
Colhjer, Trego Co., Kansas.
Union Pacific Bailroad Lands in
J. H. BAKER, N. P. G. C. SHULT2, Atty,
Land & Emigration Co.
HOMESTEADS JJMBER CLAIMS,
Defied Laiis aid Twi Lots
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
LOCATING A SPECIALTY.
Will attend promptly to all Legal
Business before the Courts
and U.S. Land Office.
Sf" Correspondence Solicited. jg&
B. 3. OftBOBX,
QSBORK 4b If OKROSf
nttajs-at-Law 4 Real Estate Igeots
D. H. HENKEL,
REAL ESTITE t LOAM AST.
LOCATING A SPECIALTY,
OFFICE TTETH OSBGSX t MOROEj
On Heal Estate at 12 per cent
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