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Potatoes aire 06c a bushel at
Road Overseer Fuller has been
improving the streets of Ellis.
The Norton County Fair will be
held od the 6, 7, 8 and 9 of October.
A. L. Voorhts took a run down
to Wilson Tuesday morning. Russell
Record. Didn't it weary him mightily?
A Free Methodist camp meeting
"will be held at Densmore, Norton comity,
beginning July 29 and lasting over the
Ax army encampment has been
established on the Cimarron, south of
Dodge City. It is to be composed of
seven cavalry troops.
It is said never to have happened
but once in Kansas City. Mrs Parsons'
who is a regularly-ordained minister,
married a couple in that place the other
Senator Plumb writes to friend
Martin, of the Junction Union, that he
has made no recommendations to Cleve
land concerning official appointments.
The senator is sensible, as usual.
It seems that this is the season
for dog stories. At any rate, the Kussell
Record relates that an old hen in that
county cared for a litter of pups xintil
they were six weeks old, and then weaned
That Millbrook editor eems to
be having wealth thrust into his pockets.
CoL Chapman and Mr. Heaton, both of
Norton, have purchased an undivided
one-half interest in the unsold portion of
Graves's addition to Millbrook for $2,500.
A lot of Gypsies have been en
camped at Kirwin. Probably they were
drawn thither by the glowing accounts
given by the Independent of what heaven
ly berths belong to poor people on earth
whether they earn them or are given
them or not.
Last Wednesday Ruth Leper was
to be married to Connet. She
thought the match disagreeable, so ran
away. She was taken north of Logan,
brought home and married by compulsion
to Connet. Let some moralist preach
from this text. Norton Chamfion. What
do you want him to say?
About the latest railroad scheme
in western Kansas is the building of a
railroad from Dodge City, through Hays
City and on north into Nebraska. A sur
vey will be made, we believe. Of course,
bond voting will be expected by the
projectors of the road as an inducement
to its being built.
Postmaster Klaine, editor of the
Dodge Ciy Times, was suspended last
Monday. Elaine is a fighter, and will be
in the saddle from this on. Great Bend
Register. In the interest of Republican
labor, it is to be hoped that Grover will
put the Republican f. o. h's into the
saddle a deal faster than he has been
A fourteen-year-old girl by
the name of Studobaker lives in Russell
county, about nine miles south of Bunker
Hill. On Monday of last week her per
son was outraged by a tramp. A young
South Carolinian named Lewis was
arrested on the charge of committing the
crime. When the Record went to press,
Thursday of last week, Lewis had been
taken to the scene of his alleged crime.
That "paper had not heard the result.
The girl was confined to her bed.
Deacon Chambers displays a
terrible lot of levity. Whether wickedly
or not, he declares that the JVczvs of that
place has said that the ten thousand
people of Rooks county consume daily
one gallon of whisky, 16 bottles of beer,
nearly a gallon of alcohol, a pint of
brandy and three-fourths of a pint of gin.
"This," says the deacon," "shows that the
average amount of whisky consumed by
each individual is one-hundred and one-twenty-fifth
part of a pint daily, or about
ten drops." He then proceeds Nto show
that no other county in Kansas is so
temperate. The joke is a ghastly one.
The deacon would better repent of his
rash remarks, and multiply those .ten
drops by about one hundred! ,
The Topeka Journal follows the idea of
the Pall Mall Gazette in exposing the
trade in young girls' virtue as plied in
London, and applies it to Topeka. It
makes a strong case of nastiness, but not
near as bad as is furnished by every
session of the legislature or other public
gathering in that place. It tells how a
prominent member of the last legislature
hired a house on Capitol square and
opened out with two prostitutes for the
accommodation ofthe members. Over
one-half of the members of the legislature
visited this place, and the Journal hopes
to publish a correct list of them. Two of
the Topeka papers at the time did their
best to force the officers to some explana
tion of the following, but they were
"A woman comes horo and is known as
a procuress, her den of infamy is located
in the very heart of the city. She lures a
young girl into her den of vice. She is
found in bed with.a prominent citizen of
the place, whose name we have had to
promise not to use. The poor girl was
ruined for life, prepared for a brothel."
Junction City Union.
If the Journal will publish a correct
list of the members who patronized that
hired house, it will be a human benefactor.
It would seem, in the absence of other
information on this subject, that the
Journal was getting ready for a rich har
vest of blackmail. But we do not charge
it with anything of the kind.
We have been told of a legislature
previous to the present one a story like
this: The reporters of the various daily pa-
persliad a talk among themselves, and they
determined during a given night while
the legislature was in session to ascertain
the whereabouts of all the members, with
the intention of publishing in the re
spective papers represented by the various
reporters the names of such as were'found
in houses of prostitution. The names,
the relator stated, never were published,
for the reason that a large majority of the
members would have had to be named.
This, of course, would not have done. It
would have resulted in the expulsion of
the reporters from the capital building!
We have no means of knowing just how
nearly true this story is, but there is room
for believing very much of it. This may
not seem like pure matter to insert in a
newspaper, but its insertion is demanded
by the requirements of society. People
should have their attention called to .this
theme until they absorb sense enough to
fill their legislatures with men who will
work instead of spree. Nor do we aim to
say that many true men are not sent
to each session of the legislature. What
we do aim to say is that too few of them
HABDLY A DOUBT.
summer has even exceeded last
summer in the seasonableness of its rains.
The crops reflect this seasonableness in
their stalwart growth.
The recent prediction of the Would,
that the boom would not be broken this
summer, has been verified by shower
after shower, until now we stand on the
threshold of the realization of the second
consecutively good crop in western
The World is happy in the possession
of the belief that western Kansas is about
to reap the substantial prosperity which
for years has been denied her while
the central and eastern portions of the
state have grown wealthy. It certainly
is sweet food for the thought of the old
guard out here, that they are likely to
be able to prosper somewhat in propor
tion to their deserts, and that with this
rising tide in their prosperity the essen
tial elements of true civilization are
thickening in their cherished home land.
The Junction Union has become
so completely absorbed in the mazes of
politics as to ignore the plainest rules of
grammar in giving expression to its feel
ings. That paper, in an article which is
calculated to show how well the radical
Republican office holders are sticking to
their places in the Democratic citadel,
winds up with this unique sentence:
"However, thqy (the Democrats) have
three years and a half in which to work
The Grainfield Cap Sheaf says
that Salisbury, who murdered Rider, the
Thomas county sheep man, about a year
ago, was arrested in Gove county on
Tuesday of last week for the murder of a
man in Bollinger county, Mo-, some seven
years ago. Salisbury was taken to
Missouri. We presume that he ought to
be taken to thcol.
STOCK IEAJB:LX:Er3- THE BASIS OF OTTIE& inSTXJTJST'iaiES.
WA-KEEjStEY, KANSAS, SATUKDAT, JULY 25, 1885.
To Lewis Charlatan Headley,
over at Gaylord: Dr. Jenkins has your
case in hand. See his report. In the
meantime, permit us to thank you for
ranking us with the magazine writers. It
has been our style, as you no doubt have
noticed time and again, not to permit any
editorial matter to be placed in this
journal which is not up to the magazine
standard in the essential points of truth,
tone and rhetorical purity. Again, thanks !
Hon. I. 0. Pickering, of Olathe,
who was a Blaine and Logan elector last
fall, is running as an independent candi
date for judge of his district. Our affable
friend, Deacon Martin, in his Junction
Union, does not seem to like this. So farl
from this kicker friend of ours making
light of independent candidacies, con
sistency would lead it to applaud and
assist them. This candidacy of Picker
ings' is only another George Martin effort,
so to speak, in the direction of extinguish
ing the Republican party.
It is astonishing to behold how
the Eastern fellows are falling in love
with western Kansas. Friend Kelly, of
the McPherson Freeman, has been 'way
out in Stevens county, and, we surmise,
has become attached, as 'it were, to some
of the soil. With him, that is the county
so seasonable, so lovely to look at, and
so on. And so with each of the other
fellows in regard to the particular county
in which he chances to drop his ducats or
set his stake. It is well. Kansas has
been built up by advertising.
Our Institute. Js
To the Editor of the World:
Since our normal has begun, you will
please give space to the following points
on Normal Institutes, by a prominent
Speaking of the institute work in one
of the states, he says:
The first organization was called a
"Teachers' Institute." It was held but a
single week, with one conductor and
teacher, and no gradation or classification
of teachers. All the teachers of the
county wore taught together, in the form
of general exercises; the "pouring in" (or
on) process being largely employed.
At one of these institutes we attended,
in one of the best counties, and conducted
by one of the most popular conductors of
his day, the whole hour for arithmetic
was occupied in discussing the impor
tant (?) question whether 1 is a number or
not the conductor affirming that it is
not. The same hour the next day was
used for determining whether is one
fraction or three the conductor claiming
that it is three. In these discussions,
witticisms flew thick and fast, the interest
grew into excitement, the excitement to
Juror, the institute was declared a grand
success, and the conductor went away
with fifty dollars in his pocket, and the
most flattering testimonials of his emi
nent abilities. It is believed that while
many of these "teachers' institutes" were
better, many were also worse than the
one referred to. Yet these institutes
served to awaken the public mind to the
need of better school work, and paved
the way for "Normal Institutes."
It may not be generally known that the
first normal institutes were called "nor
mal schools' An effort was made to
have this name incorporated into the law,
so that teachers might more readily un
derstand that it was truly a school, involving
study and earnest work, instead of the
former institute idea of being a time of
passive recipiency. But after an earnest
protest was made against this degrading
of the name "normal school," the name
"normal institute" was adopted in its
stead. Permit us, in passing, to enter
another protest against calling normal
institutes "normals." "Have you held
your normal? How many teachers were
enrolled in your normal?" We may,
with equal propriety, call the high school
"the high." Did you have a good high
last year? When did you close your
high? "How is that for high?" It is
believed that county superintendents are
chiefly responsible for this perversion of
terms. But to return. The normal
institutes were a great improvement on
the teachers' institutes. First, the time
was extended to three and four weeks,
and in a few cases, to six and eight weeks.
Secondly, the old-time conductor, with
his limited stock of superficial knowledge,
was compelled to stand aside, and prac
tical educators from the graded schools
were called into the field. One cause of
comparative failures that have occurred
is, that the conductors and instructors,
not comprehending the essential differ
ences between graded schools and normal
institutes, have made little or no prepara
tion for institute work, but have tried, to
do the same work in the same way. in the
institutes as in the graded schools. The
institute is not a graded, nor grammar,
nor high school. It is sui generis in its
ends, methods and conditions, and de
mands special nreDaration therefor.
, Another ground of criticism is, we have
attempted the impossible to mnke good
scholars in two or three weeks. We
should accept the fact that no material
improvement, in either scholarship or
methods, can be effected in the institute"
alone. There is no short cut to good
scholarship. "Cramming" is not teach
ing. t To veneer an ignoramus does not
make of him a scholar, nor fit him for a
first grade certificate.
The study, the learning, is to be chiefly
done by the teacher at home. Self
relianceihome study ,self-teaching are to be
encouraged and promoted to the greatest
possible degree. The teachers of Kansas
should be learners who educate them
selves, under the stimulus of the normal
Fellow teachers, the above points are
good ones, and well suited to call forth
thought. Let us ask ourselves these
1st. What is the object of the
"teachers' " institute?
2nd. What object have 1 in view in
3rd. Shall I spend my time and the
money of my parents simply to have a
good time.9 Or shall I do my part to add
to the interest of the institute, and to
receive the most possible benefit there
from? Teachers and others who may attend,
every one of you can do something which
will add to the interest of the work.
Let each of us do his part.
G. W. Combs.
Concluded from last iteek.)
A. H. Blair, district clerk fees. . . .$ 19.70
Horace Rogers, juror 4.00
F. O. Ellsworth,
J. B. Young,
W. B. Kritchfield,
J. R Wilson,
H. T. Whitney,
John W. Allman,
James P. Smith,
James B. Kelly,
B. E Grimm,
J. H. Baker,
H. J. Hille,
W. S. Harrison,
Henry Ewalt, '
Thomas Caddick, '
Geo. McCready, '
W. B. Kelly,
Wm. Pearson, '
Daniel Pershing, '
F. D. Wonner, '
G. P. Tiffany,
Henry Reddig, '
J. W. Campbell,
James G. Hall, '
C. W. Sweet,
W. S. Kyle, road. viewer 4.00
F. C. Swanbeck, " 2.00
Geo. Brooks, " 2.00
Louis Braunig, " 1.50
Geo..T. Hargitt, " 2.00
J. C. Martin. " 2.00
Theo. Courtney, " 2.00
Henry Cutler, " 2.00
Asa Adair, u 2.00
J. P. Marquand, " 2.00
H. A Clark, assessing 75.00
GeaPlatz, " 165.00
Peter Huddleston, " 60.00
B. O. Richards, " 135.00
J. W. Wilkin, " 14400
F. H. Conger, probate judge, .... 77.00
Ben.C.Rich, county superintendent 101.40
Geo. Pinkham, county clerk 228.75
Jas. Kelly, county treasurer 222.30
John A Nelson, county attorney. . 100.00
Geo. Baker, sheriff's fees '. . . 29.95
0. B. Hamilton & Co., blanks. . . .' 108.50
Geo. D. Barnard & Co., desk, etc. . 39.64
S. T. Bartlett, J. P., drawing jury . 2.00
Brown & Jackson, repairing 2.00
J. F. Keeney, rent 50.00
Scottford Mfg. Co., stamps 5.00
Mrs. J. B. Young, examiner 3.00
Geo. W. Crane & Co.. blanks. . . . 5.50
Geo. Baker, drawing jury 2.00
Joshua Groft, " " 2.00
F. W. Lemon, carpenter work,... 3.00
W. S. Tilton, printing 53.76
Chas. T. Clark, examining treasury . 2.00
Joseph Escher, sheriffs fees 7.50
C. J. Ferris, bailiff, 50
J.B.Young, " 4.50
Nathan Brown, janitor 8.12
S. J. Osborn, legal services 25.00
W. F. Pagett, meals for jurors. . . 3.25
A W. Purinton, commissioner. . . 39.00
J. M. Welch, " ... 39.00
W.JF.King, " ... 39.00
D. C-NelHs, legal services 75.00
James Kelly, railroad fare for
paupers and insane 20.00
City of Wa-Keeney, half of ex
penses cultivating park trees. . . 31.70
L E. Bushman, recording lease
and deed for county 2.25
Wm. Blen, labor 4.80
W.B. Kritchfield, desk,...: 25.00
Kelly & Walker, mdse 18.15
Bruce Furbeck, fine remitted 25.00
Board adjourned to July 13, 1885.
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Land Attorney and Real Estate Agent.
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