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The county offices of the land of
Graham are now located in North. Mill
brook. The Herald mentions that there
have been several fights in Phillipsburg
within the past two weeks between "men
of the better stamp." It then proceeds
to propound to them a sensible lecture,
which can hardly fail to convince them
that they will soon lose their "better
stamp" unless they desist from the prac
tices of ruffians, bullies and general rakes.
On Monday of last week Frank
Sims shot and killed James Dodge in
Logan, Phillips county. Tho two men
had had trouble, but the Phillipsburg
Herald regards the murder as cold
blooded, and adds that the feeling in
Logan against tho murderer was so in
tense that it was feared for a time he
would be mobbed. He was lodged in jail
In addition to the secretary's re
port of the proceedings of the judicial
convention at Millbrbok, which appears
in this issue, it is proper to reiterate, as
we stated last week, that on several
ballots McMath received upwards of
twenty votes. The official report also
fails to state that Mr. Pratt's nomination
was made unanimous, or that the judicial
committee organized by electing 0. W.
Miller, of Ellis county, chairman, and
C. A. Lewis, of Phillips, secretary. The
official report, outside of being a little
brief, is good. It gets down to relating
the very marrow of the work which was
There is one man in this town
who every week or so makes a practice of
getting drunk and going home and beat
ing his wife in a shameful, brutal manner.
The woman in question is a hard-working,
industrious woman, who is as much above
her 'liege lord" as piety is above sin, and
we want to warn this sweet scented indi
vidual that the very next time this occurs
again we intend giving him an airing in
the Western Empire that will make his
hair stand on end. Alton Empire And
if to that expose you will have a whipping
at a public post attached, the fellow "will
be treatedjall the more deservingly. This
latter punishment is adopted for some
wife beaters over by the Altantic shore
these summer days.
Last week's Kirwin Independent
heaped a lot of silly abuse upon W. H.
McBride and C. A. Lewis for supporting
Geo. Stinson at the Millbrook convention.
Tho Independent is not a Republican
paper, and it had no moral or logical
right to dip its oar into the
business of Republicans. It is fair to
presume that the Independent don't like
the Chief's stories about "Who Stole the
Boots" and "Robbing the United States
Mail; or the Advantages of Getting
Drunk," as they apply to the Independent
editors. But we submit that, while these
stories have no direct relation to the
strictures on McBride and Lewis, they
are at least equally fair. The average
modern reformer needs jolting very oc
casionally in order that he may hear his
little brains rattle around the inside walls
of tho gourd.
The Dem. Advocate man at Hays
seems to have gone home from the Mill
brook convention to begin the work of
slandering L. K. Pratt. He seeks to
belittle that gentleman's ability as a
lawyer by telling how his judgeship will
be worried when such lawyers as Rath
bone and Gilkeson get to propounding
knotty questions to him. We feel per
fectly safe in saying that neither of these
gentlemen will fool with L. K. Pratt for
as long as a minute. But, Mr. Freest,
the sooner you learn that your choice in
a convention must, at least a part of the
time, give way to that of the .opposition,
the nearer qualified you -will be to take
part with some influence in party
deliberations. To speak more plainly, if
possible, the man .who, G.Bill Curtis-like,
goes into a convention to rule or ruin, is
not the sort of man whose advice intelli
gent, fair-minded readers are seeking, and
he, therefore, might just as well keep it to
himselL ' "
Pursuant to notice the judicial con
vention of the 17th judicial district of
Kansas convened at Millbrook on Mon
day, July 27, 1885atl o'dock.P. it, and
was called to order by H. J. Fuller, of
Graham county. .
On, .uiofcion E. JD.Xork, ?. Vacatur
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county, was chosen temporary chairman
and H. J. Fuller secretary.
On motion the following committees
D. B. Kuney, of Norton.
Frank Strain, of Phillips.
A. J. Davis, of Rooks.
M. A. Chambers, of Sheridan.
Martin Allen, of Ellis.
G. F. Bogue, of Decatur.
M. A. "Wilson, of Rawlins.
A. N. Harper, of Graham.
Geo. Pinkham, of Trogo.
ON PERMANENT ORGANIZATION AND ORDER
G. A. Spalding, of Phillips.
J. H. Wright, of Norton.
J. B. Hitchcock, of Decatur.
W. R. Shirley, of Rawlins.
, F. Hopkins, of Ellis.
J. C. Dewey, of Rooks.
R. C. Davis, of Graham.
A. W. Purinton, of Trego.
T. D. Clearman, of Sheridan.
W. Jennings, of Decatur.
C. A. Lewis, of Phillips.
James Gordon, of Graham.
C. C. Ridgway, of Trego.
Wm. Manning, of Ellis.
The committee on credentials reported
the following delegates entitled to seats:
Ellis County Frank Hopkins, Ed.
Madden, W. Manning, C. W. Miller, J. C.
McQuary, J. B. Hutchinson.
Phillips county G A Spaulding, Frank
Strain, G W Gandy, W E Montgomery,
C A Lewis, W H McBride, Geo Vech,
L G Nay, C E DonCarlos; James
Wilson, C H Leffingwell.
Decatur county C E Chandler, G F
Bogue (proxy), J B Hitchcock, G W
Shoemaker, W Jennings, R AReasoner.
Graham county James Gordon, H J
Fuller, A N Harper, H J Harwi, R C
Thomas county J N Stewartson.
Rawlins county E D York, W R Shir
ley, M A Wilson.
Sherman county Wm Bradshaw.
Norton W H Hollenshead, J H Wright,
A Butler, L H Thompson, P H Loomis,
D B Kuney, F M Duvall, E H Fleisher,
F M Jolly.
Trego W H Willcox, W S Tilton, Geo
Pinkham, C C Ridgway, A W Purinton.
Cheyenne H G Thurman.
Rooks J B Kelley, A Lambert, Geo
Benedict, F Hill, J C Denney, A J Davis,
J D Smith, W D McLaughlin, D Rich
mond, Eli Sherman, Wm Baxter.
Sheridan M A Chambers, T D Clear
man. St. John -E P Worcester (alternate.)
Gove John Morgan.
Wallace J S Williams.
The committee on permanent organ
ization and rules reported as follows:
That the temporary organization be
That the chairmen of the several dele
gations on roll call announce the vote of
their respective counties on all questions.
That the chair appoint two tellers.
The chair appointed J. B. Kelley, of
Rooks and W. H. Hollenshead, of Norton,
Nominations were declared by the
chair to be in order, and it was moved
that the secretary call the roll of counties
and each county announce its respective
C. A. Lewis nominated Geo. W. Stinson,
J. R. Hamilton nominated L. E. Pratt,
J. B. Hutchinson nominated David
Rathbone, of Ellis.
Prof. Leach nominated C W. Smith, of
W. S. Tilton nominated E. A. McMath,
G. F. Bogue nominated A. L. Patohin,
The first ballot stood:
McMath '. 7
The 67th ballot stood:
Patcbin '.. 6
The 68th ballot stood:
L- K. Pratt, haying received a majority
of 4 all the votes cast, was declared the
stock jiiiisra- the basis of o-cte& insrnDxrsTiaxBS.
- KEEMY, KANSAS, SATUBDAY, AUGUST 8, 1885.
nominee of the convention.
The' following judicial committee was
Graham H J Harwi.
Ellis-C W Miller.
Norton P H Loomis.
Decatur C E Chandler.
Rooks J C Denney.
St. John J J Sears.
Trego W S Tilton.
Sherman John Bray.
Gove John Morgan.
Thomas W G Porter.
Sheridan A D Urquhart.
Wallace J Williams.
Phillips C A Lewis.
Rawlins M A Wilson.
Cheyenne H G Thurman.
On motion adjourned.
E. D. York, Ch'n.
E. J. Fuller, Sec.
And another rain fell here Tuesday
Mr. E. W. Blair, formerly of this
place, owns a hardware store in Solomon
Mr. W. G. Marshall started to Iowa
on Thursday of last week to visit a sick
brother. He has not returned home yet.
The news has been caught by a
World reporter's ear that the city gov
ernments about to frame an ordinance to
meet the case of the gambling soven-out-of-a-possible-seven
outfit over on Railroad
Wa-Keeney has a new postmaster.
G. M. TJfford was appointed last Monday,
vice J. W. Millard, who had resigned.
Mr. TJfford is a Democrat, of course.
Democrats, in fact, onght to hold all the
postmasterships now. The neWapi
pointee starts into the office with the good
will of our people, and the indications are
that his deportment will be such as to
command their continued confidence.
The salary of the postmaster at this place
is an even one thousand dollars a year,
with the chances decidedly in favor of a
material increase in the near future.
Mr. T. J. Hinshaw, with sound sense,
said to us last Saturday that he wished to
treat us as well as he treated Sam Smith
on giving the latter an apple to show the
Ness City editors. Mr. Hinshaw then
presented to us as nice an apple as you
will often come across. For its size, it
sends out more odor to the second than
any other apple which wo remember
ever to have seen. He calls it HinshaVs
Ornamental Seedling. It is on exhibition
at this office. Mr. Hinshaw has raised
only a few apples this year, but he has
reason to expect that several of his trees
will be loaded next year. He thinks that
western Kansas will soon be developed
into an ideal fruit region.
Master Paul Conger, flushed with
success by his recent triumph, came to
tell a World reporter all about it Wednes
day forenoon. He and his brother Fritz
had that same forenoon been out south
and somewhat east of their house, across
the railroad track, gunning for plover.
The soft substance on which Paul stepped
unwittingly was a rattlesnake. He said
that if the animal had not been blind it
certainly would have bitten him. Paul
said that, after jumping off it rapidly
enough, he fired at it, but that the shot
would not enter the snake's hide. He
then set the butt of his gun on the snake's
body, and Fritz crushed its head with his
feet. The snake measured 3 feet and 8
inches around the body. It had nine
rattles and a button, which Paul exhibited
as a very proud trophy of his victory.
His rattleenakeship had been feasting on
one or more full-size prairie dogs. This,
we are sure, was a very old snake for this
region of country. The next boy who
can tell as good a snake story as Paul
has told, will confer a great favor on the
first World reporter which he accosts.
A Soldier Drowned.
From Post Chaplain Parker, of Fort
Hays, we obtain the information that a
soldier of Company "D," 18th IT. 8. in
infantry, was drowned in Big Creek last
Saturday. His name was John Lankin.
Ee was a Dane by birth. He was in
bathing near the sight of Yost's old muL
He had grabbed .a root, prenaratorv io
going on to the shore. While hold of
the root, his feet slipped, and he sank in
deep water. He was a noor swimmer.
and could not rally. His body was re
covered in a verv short tinw. hnf. fan Imta
to adnit of -Tesascitatioii.
) ' The Keystone House.
The Hew' Keystone House, in Grainfield,
Gove county, Kansas, is now nearly com
pleted,' and is a specimen of excellent
workmanship. The proprietory Thos.
Hindman,- is sparing no pains nor ex
pense in providing for the comfort of his
guests and the public The carpenters
Peter J. Forney, forman have done a
number one job; and the plasterers John
Darkes, foreman have done splendid
work. Come and see for yourselves.
One and all are invited. Prop.
Judicial Convention Resolutions.
The 17th judicial coDvention committee
on resolutions submitted the following
Resolved, That after having the ad
ministration of governmental affairs for
twenty-four years, we congratulate the
Republican party in bringing to a suc
cessful termination a long and protracted
civil war; upon its wise and judicious
management of public affairs, whereby a
deeply depreciated currency has been
brought to par value, our diplomatic re
lations left in a most amicable condition
the world over, and our international im
provements and resources brought to a
state of unprecedented prosperity. We
especially congratulate the Republican
party upon the fact that after receiving
and disbursing billions of dollars of the
nation's finances, it leaves a treasury to
the lynx eyes of an adverse administration
with a discrepancy of only two cents.
Resolved, That we deplore the acces
sion to power of a party which, less than
a quarter of a century ago, attempted to
disrupt the Union; a party which, in less
than five months after assuming the
reins of government, has violated the
civil service laws of the land by removing
honest and efficient public officers, among
whom were maimed and crippled Union
soldiers, and placing in their stead officers
who served in the rebel army and copper
heads who poisoned the very air of the
fCorth, ancbthis, voo,nunder theuiiserable
subterfuge of "offensive partizanship"
and the guise of "reform."
Resolved, That in the death of the
country s great chieftam and hero of
Appomattox, the brave and gallant Gen.
U. S. Grant, the world and humanity
have sustained an irreparable loss, and
the heartfelt sympathies of this convention
are hereby tendered to the bereaved
family of the dead hero, and the brave
boys in blue who fought under his com
mand. Resolved, That the thanks of this con
vention are hereby tendered to his ex
cellency, Gov. John A. Martin, for his
prompt and timely action in providing
for the repulsion from our beloved state
of bands of hostile Indians who imminent
ly threatened the lives of our citizens.
Resolved, That we congratulate the
people of the state of Kansas and the
17th judicial district in particular,
upon this year of their unprecedented
prosperity and upon the present boom
which is bound to continue until every
quarter section of land shall be the re
cipient of a happy home.
C. A. Lewis.
C. C. Ridgway.
Preparing for the Cholera.
Chamberlain & Co., of Des Moines,
Iowa, have received five car loads of bot
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Iowa, say: "We have sold hundreds of
bottles of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy to residents of
Adel and vicinity, and always keep a
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Land Attorney and Real Estate Agent.
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Will attend promptly to all Legal
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