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CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEETING. .
The Republican Central Committee of
Trego county, Kansas, iB hereby' called
to meet at the office of the Western
Kansas World, in WaKeeney, on Satur
day, August 29, 1885, at 2 o'clock, p..
m., for the purpose of determining the
method and time of placing a county tick
et in the field.
The attendance of every member of tho
committee is urged.
W. S. TiiiTox, Chairman.
Dr. H. J. Fuller has sold his
drug-store, and established a skating rink
in North Millbrook.
Sidney Wiltfoxg, a boy thief,
has been sent from Norton county to the
State Reform school.
Smith county's commissioners
have offered a bounty of five cents on
each rabbit killed on or after the first of
It wjis heart disease which caused
Thomas Mitchell to fall dead in Gaylord
the other da He lived ten miles north
of that place.
Wii ?ee by the Record that 3,000
thrifty trees ha e been burned, by acci
dent on the timber claim of Mr. Ponnel,
west of Russell.
The Independent notes the rapid
lecay of sod houses in Phillips county.
They do not bear up well under these
seasons of protracted rains.
The death of a mule has been
recorded at last. The Ellsworth Reporter
tells that Benj. Shaffer lost a valuable
mule last week by lightning.
Kansas is said to contain about
1,500,000 sheep now as against about
100,000 in 1875. She is growing this way
in nearly all proper directions.
We give it up this time. The
land agent in Western Kansas cannot
pour into the ears of enquirers an over
built story of our agricultural prosperity
A number of mill dams have been
washed away by the recent high water in
the Solomon river. Tho Ilciald tells that
the woollen mill dam at Gaylord was bad
By the Stockton News we see
that Joseph Holmes, an old and respect
ed citizen of Bow Creek township, Rooks
county, was struck and killed by light
ning two weeks ago last Thursday.
Frank Kelly;, son of John Kel
ly, of Norton, was drowned in Colorado
a short time ago. He was foreman of the
Stuart tie drive in the Poudre. His age
was twenty-eight years. He left a wife.
The Wa-Keeney World inounsr
over its puny tax list. Just glance over
ours once and be reconciled. Millbi ook
Times. Ugh ! Ugh ! Yours isn't long
enough to pay for making out a bill
against the county. We do feel a little
better now, we believe !
The free range talk of the Dodge
Cowboy is a thing of the past, if we are to
judge from recent numbers of that
journal. To know how to surrender
gracefully is one of the overwhelming
beauties of this life, Colonel!
The Reporter relates that a color
ed man by the name of John Jackson had
his right hand so badly crushed in a
threshing machine a short distance north
of Ellsworth, on Tuesday of last week, as
to necessitate its amputation.
"Some Leavenworth people are
about to organize a society for the pre-"
Tention of cruelty to animals. Such a
society is- a necessity in a Kansas town
with a hundred and fifty saloons, to say
nothing of its being about time for the
Times to be choked off of Mayor Neely.
The New York Tribune was op
posedio the burial of General Grant in
New York city, on the ground that the
bulk of its people opposed him both; in
war and in peace. -The Tribune should
remember that Grant's change of base in
tho Fits John Porter case, changed the
aata-Grant 8eatio9mVixi!Je!ft York city
very materially. This, the Tou makes
:zzt c? fact end rot as
We have contended that the wheat crop
all over Kansas was a dead failure.
Other papers, that are constitutionally
opposed to telling the truth, if it is un
favorable to Kansas, have insisted that
the state would raise a good crop of
wheat. Even that which was harvested
was not worth the cutting. The same
condition will hold good throughout
Missouri and Nebraska; and "keep your
eyes open" and see if you don't hear
something similar from the great spring
wheat states of the northwest. i-lioy
The Chief then publishes extracts from
McPherson, Lyons, Salina and Junction
City papers to bear it out uu its assertion,
The Chef iB right. The wheat in Kansas
this year is a dead faihue, and lying
about the matter won t increase the crop
one bushel. Leaveuivorth runes.
The old pampered would-be Deity of
the Troy Chit simply don't know what
he is 'talking about. We concede to him
the element of aiming to be truthful in
the matter; because, if he asserted months
ago that the wheat crop was a failure,
that made it so in his mind whether
subsequent developments gave the lie to
the statement or not. The Times has
reason to know that the wheat crop
in Kansas is not a dtad failure. The
World docs not claim that the wheat
average in western Kansas is large, but it
has been told this summer of different
crops in this county hich averaged from
ten to fifteen bushels to the acre. We
deny that there is any dead failure in
this, and also dare the Times to prove
that this county is not in Kansas.
For the wheat crop of 1885 in this por
tion of the state, there is this much more
to be said: It perhaps is worth more
money now than the heavy crop of last
year could command here at the. same
AFRAID OF THE BLACKS.
Doctor Jenkins, of the Kirwin Chief,
has read in an eastern magazine that if
both races (the white and the negro) con
tinue to increase in the same ratio to each
other as they hae increased in the past,
the negro 100 ears hence will be the
dominant race ; will number 128,000,000,
while the whites will not exceed 100,000,
000. The doctor ends his article with the
startling declaration that possibly chil
dren are living to-day who before they die
will have, just cause to curse the hour
when emancipation was first conceived.
Wo hardly know how to speak of a con
temporary who will write in this manner.
The mildest interpretation which we can
place on such language is that the utter
eris a very good Democrat. To place
any other construction on iz is to suppose
that the doctor's mind is giving way. On
general principles, Dr. Jenkins is smart
enough to know that freedom is the nat
ural order of civilization in the United
States, and that if the negroes shall even
become more numerous than the whites
in this country, the change will rest on
certain natural laws. If fashion among
the whites keeps on manufacturing wasp
waists among mothers, and the allure
ments of society wreck the home nursery,
the Africans have the right to people the
country with their own color. But now
all the advantage is on the side of the
whites. They can hold it if they will. If
they wont, some other people will This
THE ONLY GREAT FAIR THIS YEAR.
As will be seen by the following, from
the Topeka Commonwealth, there is to be
no state fair at that place this year; and
consequently the Great Bismark Fair
will have the whole field:
We are in receipt of the premium list
of the Western National Fair association
for its sixth annual exposition, which
takes place September 7th to 12th. The
list is exhaustive, good premiums' being
offered for almost everything that natural
ly will be shown. As there is to be no
other state fair this year, the one at
Bismarck will undoubtedly be the largest
ever held in this state. The grounds at
Bismarck are unsurpassed, east or west;
the show will be large,' and the people of
the state will make a holiday of that week
We hope that Trego county will be
represented by a largs attendance at the
The Times tells of a gambling
gameof base ball in Leavenworth on Son
day last ' The1 members of the city
government, that paper claims, witnessed,
the game, and supervised the gambling
which, was connected with it The Times
demands that the city government be
hauled up and fined to the heaviest pos-
stock .zaixnrcB- the basis oi1 otria iudxtstkibs.
- I03EJSTEY, KANSAS, SATUKDAY, AUGUST 15 ,
jj y .
Although not so intended, the
following remark?, 'from the Stockton
News, are a sledgehammer argument in
favor of stock farming. The point is that
whenever crops yield profusely their
prices go down so low as not to pay for
the raising. On the other hand, this is
the very time when stock men make their
money the fastest. It then costs them
but little to feed their stock. But to
what the Nnvs says : "Boasting ears are
worth ten cents a dozen in Stockton. In
a short time corn will be worth only about
ten cents a bushel. Lucky is the man
who gets his crop on the roasting ear
THE'China overland mail of July
2 says a calamitous flood, which began to
work destruction June 19, devastated part
of the province of Canton, causing the
death of 10,000 people, engulfing whole
villages, nearly ruining the rice and silk
crops, destroying an immense amount of
property and reducing a vast number of
people to poveity and starvation. The
flood was caused by the bursting of the
embankment at Tamkong, fourteen miles
from Canton city, which was rapidly fol
lowed by breaks at other places within
oight miles of Canton, putting a large area
of country underwater, including Canton.
Now, as a matter of earnest inquiry, are
not those ten thousand souls better off
to-day than they would have been had
they taken their chances in coming to
California to become American citizens?
Collier & Layton, down in
North Topeka, are getting ravenous.
They have purchased the Times of that
town, and merged Jit with their Mail,
This is the way we like to see the news
paper boys doing. There are at least
twice as many newspapers in Kansas as
the demands of business warrant. The
fact that there arc merchants, lawyers
and others spending their time idly per
haps viciously without realizing more
than a bare subsistence, constitutes no
possible excuse for a community to try
to keep two or three papers alive where
there is room for just one. It is by such
foolishness that poor papers are made,
the community represented abroad in a
false light, and quarrels between neigh
bors and neighboring factions kept at
white heat. The North Topeka Mail cer
tainly occupies a good field now.
The Millbrook ponvention is said
to have been one of the most harmonious
gatherings of the kind on record. There
was a great deal of hard work done for
the different candidates but it was all
done with the best of feelings and good
humor, and when Mr. Pratt was finally
nominated he received the unanimous
and hearty endorsement of all present.
Kenneth Sentinel. That is so. But there
is a little joke about the unanimous busi
ness, which we will here relate. The feel
ing was so good that hand-shaking and
speech making were carried on for some
time after Pratt's nomination had been
declared before anybody seemed to re
member that his cause might be strength
ened by making bis nomination unani
mous. Mr. Pratt had finished his speech
when W. S. Tilton moved that his nomi
nation be made unanimous. It was so
made with a universal heartiness seldom
equaled, and never surpassed.
Governor Glick has scored a big
point in securing the appointment of his
late penitentiary warden, W. C. Jones, as
United States marshal for the district of
Kansas. The Glick,f action of the Kansas
Democracy probably is neither better
nor worse than the Blair faction of the
same (dis) order. CoL Jones, (who, by
the way, was lieutenant colonel of the 19th
Kansas cavalry, instead of the 18th, as
the dispatches have it,) is cut out and
trimmed for a competent marshal. While
he can not reasonably hope to bring to
the office the high order of general fitness
which has characterized his predecessor,
Major Simpson, perhaps no other Kansas
Democrat is better fitted than this same
Jones for this position. The only objec
tion which we have to Jones is his big-I-and-little-you
style, which, as far as we
are concerned, is simply unbearable. He
has been likened in point of personal ap
pearance to Senator Vest, of Missouri.
There may be something in this com
parison. And if Jones is as smart a man
as Vest, the two could be boiled down
together and cast info one man, without
resulting in a prodigy such as to unhinge
tho civilisation rTcot of the Mississippi.
The Beloit Gazette must have had
mints of sweat pardon the rhyme when
it began, in the outset of -the heated term,
to abuse Governor Martin. We judge so
from the fact that it has worked exceed
ingly hard, and has been subjected to ad
ditional fretting by the rfew crumbs of
comfort which it has been able to catch.
The Gazette is a good paper. It may be,
too, that Beloit ought to have been given
the State Keformatory; but there is noth
ing in either this statement or this sup
position to warrant the belief that Gov
ernor Martin connived at the location of
Tt seems now that an effort is be
ing made to keep the legions excuse us,
the hordes of people from the north
from pouring down into North Millbrook.
W. R. Hill and N. C. Terrill aie said to be
about to locate a town just across the
Solomon fiom that place to intercept
them. Great cities are seldom built
without being menaced sorely. For
a series of years, it looked like Kansas
City would be kept down permanently by
its now neighboring town of Leaven
worth. Even London had her drawbacks
for several seasons.
The Stockton News observes that
Prof. Leach has left there to assist in the
management of a normal institute at
Kingman, Kansas. It then goes on to
say : "9s trill be absent about a month,
when he will return to Stockton, and
again assist in the management of the
N'ews, and also take charge of the princi
ple department of our public school."
Every school should possess at least one-
department of this character. We regret,
however, to be compelled to record its
absence from the bulk of the schools in
The Western School Journal, pub
lished at Topeka, by ex-State Superinten
dent Speer, is just about peerless in its
line. Mr. Speer, in addition to being an
accomplished teacher, possesses that
quality which so many of the profession
lack the power to state his theories
within a reasonable compass. Mr. Speer
has good soil in which to work. In the
matter- of energetic free school work,
Kansas leads the van of the whole Union.
David Rathbone has done a sen
sible act by coming out over his signa
ture, in the Dem. Advocate at Hays, in ad
vocacy of the claims of L. K. Pratt for the
judgeship. Mr. Bathbone, among other
things, says: "We regard his unanimous
nomination in the nature of a compliment
to true merit, fairly and justly earned by
a life of study and close attention to tho
business of his profession."
In relating about two men having
a scrimmage in Kirwin the other day, the
Chief says that Shurtz came out ahead,
though he was the "smallest of the two."
Doc., such grammar is likely to make
Lindley Murray shove a foot through
his grave covering to make some "pi" in
the office of the "great religious daisy."
This sounds like Western" Kan
sas Wobm) talk, but it is original with
the Bussell Record: "A. T. Brooks is
setting an example worthy of imitation
im planting trees around each block in
his,addition. Tree planting should be
come a mania in this locality until groves
are reared on every hand."
Lew Headley, of the Gaylord Her
aid, now has another thing to fret him.
Governor Martin appointed him justice
of 'the peace the other day. Headly has
a judicial reputation before him if he
can word his legal decisions in as spicy
phraseology as characterizes many of his
President Cleveland stands by
his order that the cattle men must get
ontof the Indian Territory. The presi
dent talks reasonably to the cattlemen.
While he recognizes the extent of their
interests, he places above them those of
the country. He may be rapid, bnt he is
Rooks county, the Record claims,
his'40,000 acres in corn, and the same pa
per says that nobody cares to hazard a
guess on a yield of lees than fifty bushels
to the acre. Good enough if half way
Geo. Zimmerman's team of horses
was drowned in the Solomon, at Gaylord,
a few aaya ago, the ticraia reuroe.
' Ik. BLAIR,
Land Attorney and Real Estate Agent.
CONTESTS A SPECIALTY.
Wa-Keeny - - Kansas.
S. J. OSBOK2I.
QSBORN & HONROEf
Atoejs-af-Law & Real Estate Ageofs
Attorney at Law and Notary Public.
tJTOffice with Osborn & Monroe.
J. J. Sears.
T. B. Morton.
SEARS & MORTON,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
o-rrjORE i o,
Cleveland Station., St. John Co, Kan.
U.P.R.R, Kan.Diu., where all trains stop.
We are doing a General Land Business.
Locating in Thomas and St. John counties
made a specialty. Plenty good govern
ment land in these counties, unoccupied.
Contesting claims and all other land
business promptly attended to.
D. H. HENKEL,
REAL ESTATE & LOAN AGT.
LOCATING A SPECIALTY.
OFFICE VlTJI OSBORN" & MONROE,
$100,000 TO LOAN!
On Keal Estate at 8 per ceni.
J. H. BAKER, N. P. 6. 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 U. S. Land Office.
GHAS. N. BENEDICT,
Wants to buy all the Produce, &
the highest market price, which the
farmers have to dispose of.
Call and see me.
SUSTO-IiBOPT, 5 CENTS.
.IOHN A. NELSON,
Attorney at law
U. P. Land Agent for Trego, Gra
ham and Ness Counties,
WA-KEENEY, - KANSAS.
StocKRanches a Specialty.
Parties meaning business request
ed to write me.
CHAS. PETERSON &-C0.,
Real Estate Jm
Colhjcr, Trego Co., Kansas. , ,
Union Pacific Railroad Lands in
- WaFKeeriey, Kansas -
2 Stories; ioo Feet long
BUILT OF STONE.
I make the Comfort of my Guests my Study
W. F. PAGETT, Proprietor,
J(B - SNUHGFIELD, 0.
Strang uA thnUt
Call and see Engine
and Pomp in operation.
R & KESSLER
Ag32t for Trego and Gove Go's. .
KThe Lnod Agents,
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