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WESTERN KAS. WORLD.
W. S. TILTON, Editor.
Saturday, August 15, 1885.
night was very comfort-
Jno. F. Wood, of the Ness City Times,
was a caller on Monday.
An addition has been attached to the
west end of Frick's livery stable.
Mrs. James Kelly reached home yes
terday morning from Denver.
Louis Ducros has given the T. J.
Lossing residence a pretty painting.
Mrs. J. W. Scott and the children
are back homo from Eock Island, HI.
The weather of last
Sunday was about cool
enough to be
County Treasurer Kelly has built a
tasty-looking barn, and.ghen it a nice
A splendid sociable at the school
rooms last evening was the finale of the
The residence across the street to the
east from County Attorney Nelson's resi
dence is being painted.
Mrs. Vv. T. Hunter avid son started,
this morning, to Brookville, Ogle comity,
111, to remain a few weeks.
The city government has declared a
corpoiafion tax of 7 mills to bo the thing
for Wa-Keeney the coming year.
Dr. Wilcox's newly white painted
residence, with green trimmings and red
Hues, looks pretty and comfortable.
The boys are having a high-up time
bcarming the big show bills of the circus
which is to exhibit here on Saturday
Mr. Bevoridgo, a prominent young
Tndianian, has been in town the past
week, on business before the government
It is talked that the W-Keeney base
ball boys are offering to play the Collyer
club for 100. Tho Collyer club is re
ported as "sorter lighting shy."
Eev. W. II. Dais, of Now York, will
preach in the Presbytenan church in this
place, at 11 a m. and 8 p. in., next Sun
day, August 16. Come and hear him.
Ned Ferris is back home from Clay
Center to stav. In the course of a fow
weeks, he will be tho clerk in the drug
store which is now being run by Dr.
County Superintendent Eich has tak
en a fatherly interest in the teachers' in
stitute, and he should receive the com
mendation of our people for employing
homo talent to conduct the work.
This tier of counties, running north
and south, xeprosents, apparently, the
Western limit of the circuses this year.
Heretofore the line has been diawn
through the tior to the east of us.
The energy of Wa-Keeney people
seems to have been expended on the
Grant memorial exercises of the .2nd inst.
At any rate, no oxercises of this character
were had in this place last Saturday.
That real estate rustler, G. F. Mc
Kuight, reached town Monday evening
with an excursion party of twenty. They
Were from Clay county, and Mc has locat
ed a large portion of them in Trego coun
ty. The west-bound express tram, Friday
evening of last week, brought Mr. and
Mrs, G. I. Yerbcck home from their
somewhat-protracted visit in New York
state. They had a pleasant visit among
Iriends and relatives.
Business was rather rapid at the
Western Kansas WortjD office last Sat
urday. Two Beoms bought a paper
apiece. They probably will buy three to
day. Tho ordinance in which they prob
ubly hive a keen inteiest appears in this
There is to bo a match game of base
ball at thistplace on Tuesday next. It is to
bo-played between the Ellis nine and the
Buffalo Blues for a purse of $100 a side.
No great risk is taken in predicting that
there will be some lively playing.
City Marshal Frick had handed in his
resignation, but he .has been induced to
withdraw it. The inducements, we are
informed, are the increase of his salary
from $25 to 150 per year, and the pledge
of the city government to stand by
him in all proier efforts to enforce the
ordinances. This step is wise.
The institute closed esterday after
noon. It was appreciated by all the at
tendants whom we have heard express
themselves. Messrs. Corson and Combs
labored with all possible vigilance for tho
success of the institute, and they will live
long in the minds of those who have prof
ited so signally by their instruction.
To-day W. F. Pagett transfers the
management of the Oakes House to a
man by the name of Eden, from Illinois
Pagett is a good landlord, and has fairly
coined money, but the business is not
congenial to him. He does not know yet
where he will locate, but expects to es
tablish a general merchandising estab
lishment at some point in this region of
The editorial heart was made glad on
Monday by the receipt of a choice bou
quet from the hands of Mrs. B. J. F.
Hanna. We run no risk in stating that
"what Mrs. Hanna does not know about
the structure of these choice mounds of
living beauty and poeti? sentiment is not
worth consuming ariy-tinie to learn to a
merely casual observer of the flora of
western Kansas, the large variety of
beautiful garden flowers which Mrs.
Kaima finds for a bouquet is a matter of.
The School Election.
The election was attended with com
parative slimness of numbers. There
was no exciting issue, such as the defeat
of a particular individual for one of the
Director Kelley presided.
District Clerk Welch read the follow
ing report :
Number of children of school age, as
developed by the school census which is
now being taken, 175.
Total salary paid male teachers for me
year, 510. , , ,
Total months taught by male teachers,
nine. ' ,
Total salary paid female teachers for
Total months taught by female teach
Average salary of male teachers, cbU.
Average salary of female teachers, U.
Length of school -term in weeks, taught
by legally qualified teachers, 36.
ITN'ANCTAIi EXHIBIT. RECEIPTS.
Balance in hands of district treasurer,
August 1, 1881, 99.55.
Amount received from county treasurer
from district taxes, 1,943.60.
Amount received from state and coun
ty school funds, apportioned to the dis
Total amount received during the year
for school purposes, 2,206.16.
FINANCIAL EXHIBIT. EXPENDITURES.
Amount paid out during the year for
teachers' wages and supervision, 1,260.
Amount paid for rents, repairs, fuel
and other incidentals, 289.20.
Amount paid for school apparatus,
Amount paid for furniture, 11.20.
Amount paid for all other purposes,
Total amount paid out during the year
for school purposes, 1,87.87.
Balance in hands of district treasurer,
Julv 31. 1885. 333.59.
Total receipts and expenditures, bal
W. B. Kritficld vvas elected clerk to
succeed J". M. Welch, whose teimhad ex
pired. A. L. Gleason was elected director, in
the place of James Kelly, who resigned.
Mr. Gleason has one year to serve.
S. T. Bartletc resigned as treasurer.
Thomas Caddick was elected treasuror.
Ho will have two jears to serve.
The question of adding to the school
another department was discussed, and
the motion prevailed. This, it was con
sidered, will add about 65 to the ex
penses of tho district for the coming year.
Tho district funds which are available
at present, or to be made so when want
ed, amount to about 600. It was thought
that a 11 mill tax would meet the re
quirements of the coming year. It was
finally decided to levy a 1? mill tax, on
the ground that necessity is the mother
The new department, it was supposed,
will occupy the northeast upstairs 100m
in the opera block. If this is done, the
district will have to finish the room inside
inpayment for the rental for one vear.
This will cost about seventy-five dollars.
Some talk was spent on the question
of building a new school house. It was
asserted that the rooms which are occu
pied by the school at present cannot be
had for more than the coming year. It
will be well worth the time of our tax
payers .to be ready to act in this matter
witliin the next few months.
It was also voted that the two higher
departments of the school should be
taught only eight months the coming
ear; instead of nine, as has been the cus
tom in the past. The two lower depart
ments will be taught nine months, as us
ual One More Place.
A place in Govo county without a town
or a newspaper either don't seem to be
just the thing. There was one such place,
but Gounty Surveyor Ferris went west,
Thuisday evening, to plat 210 acres of
ground whereon a city is to be built.
This ground is said to belong to Judge
Benson. It lies on two sides of Hackber
ry creek, ten miles south and slightly
west of Grainfield, The name of the new
town, the talk is, will bo Gove City
Gove City will probably be after the
county seat in nice -war costume when
the day for reaching for that commodity
arrives. It perhaps will refuse utterly to
take a railroad, unless it is offered one
running east and west. Gove City will
perhaps not touch such a thing, unless
she can confer its name. This perhaps
would be "Hackbeny Valley, San Fran
cisco and London railway." Gove City
we dare say, -would turn up its nose
at the .idea of being connected by rail
with Grainfield, Buffalo Park or Grinnell.
But there is room in that one place to
build a town of ultimate commercial im
portance. Loco Downed for Awhile.
We have taken pains to make extensive
enquiries concerning the present condi
tion of the loco plant in this section of
Kansas. The testimony covers a large
region of country, extending from here to
south of the Arkansas river, and west
through Gove county. There is a gener
al agreement in the statement that the
loco grub has severed the loco stalks
from the roots, and that the stalks have
either blown away or are ready to do so
when urged by a favorable breeze. In at
least this large belt of country, stock is
considered exempt from injury from eat
ing loco this fall. Stock -will, therefore,
enter the winter in much finer condition
than it was in the outset of last winter.
As to what the fate of the loco is to
be for the year 1886, there is, at present,
no unanimity of theory. Some think
that the grub which vhas cut the stalks
this season is what poisoned the live
stock last year. Others think that the
loco stalks are poisonous, and that the
seeds have ripened, so as to send forth a
new crop tho coming year.
Struck by Lightning.
The district number 11 school house
stands by Big creek, in Ogallah town
ship. Some of the neighbors were charg
ing that an incendiary had set fire to the
b adding. County Superintendent Eich,
wishing to see for himself how it was, vis
ited the house. He soon satisfied him
self that it had been struck by lightning
during the heavy wind and rain storm a
week ago last Monday night The fiery
fluid had knocked off the chimney, and
damaged the east wall to a considerable
extent. The wood work was not damag
Our reporter hears that Mr. W. C,
Olson has gone to Illinois on a visit, with
some prospect of continuing the journey
to his native land of Sweden. Jfr. Olsmi
has been in WasKeeney long enough' to
enjoy a; iew.-vseefcs sightseeing over east.
, u jiucmuii:.
T. B. Sadler, business manager for
Johnson, Simpson & Co.'s, consolidated
shows, called yesterday, andigave this
office some work.
The one thousand land circulars
which this office has turned out for Os
born & Monroe are pretty to look at, and
place that firm in the light of meaning
business from the word go.
The main room in the Knights of La
bor building has been plastered," and is
about ready for use. This is the head
quarters of this order, and it will also be
for rent to persons desiring to "hire a
hall." The Knights of Labor have a
building of which they have reason to be
Late yesterday afternoon one and forty
five hundredths inches of rain fell at this
Drooping spirits are completely re
freshed. The corn crop is made.
This ias been a glorious summer in
In a Well in HighpointTwp.,this
County, Kills Two Men
and a Boy.
jfas City Times, 13.
At about 6 o'clock a. m., last Saturday,
Mr. E. F. Knight and Mr. Otto and his
12-year-old son, Swedes, who were work
ing for him, were suffocated and died in a
well winch is located in Mr. Knight's
sheep corral, about a hundred yards from
the house. The well-is twenty-eight feet
deep and contained about two feet of
water. It was in daily use, and no one
supposed it to contain any deadly gases.
Mr. Otto was last to decend into the
fatal well, and was very loath to go, but
being urged by the ladies and being
desirous to bring out his son and employ
er, finally consented.
Johnson, Simpson & Cos Consol
idated Circus .and Museum will ex
hibit; at T7a-Iveeney, Saturday, Aug.
22nd, afternoon and evening. This
combined organization includes
twenty-five of the most prominent
artists in the arenic profession. In
the circus department we find
Charles Simpson, the Master of
Horse par excellence, witli his won
derful imported trained Trakene
Slallions ; Madame Editha, the
champion female bare-back eques
trienne ; the ISTelsons, the celebrated
double and flying trapeze artists :
Charles Morison, the leader of all
"India Rubber men," in astonishing
contortions, and flights upon the
Japanese Perche ; Sig. Leon, the
Wizzard horseman,' in hurdle and
trick riding; Sam Bennett, the
champion leaper of the world, in
his wonderful evolutions through
space ; the Johnson sisteis. in their
thrilling performances upon the
double ladders ; La Petite Ella, the
'Sun-burst1' of the arena, in her
matchless representations upon the
Flying Spanish Kings ; Lee Powell,
Billy Cutts and John Amies, the
peerless singing acrobatic and Jmock
about clowns of the country ; Edna
Johnson, the infant prodigy, with
her trained ponies, goats and mon
keys. Prof. Harvey Mackey, witli
his celebrated clog circus; Ruble and
Amies, the great double contortion
ists; Miss Nellie Cutts, the favorite
Japanese Juggler, Indian Club
swinger, and slack wire artist; Frank
Showers, the human Salamander,
in his wonderful evolutions. Prof.
John McKinstrey's reed and comet
band will furnish the music for the
entire entertainment. In the mu
seum department will be found
Madame Devere, the Kentucky
Bearded Woman; Sylvia Zobriskie,
the Circassian Lady; the wild men
of Borneo; dens of wild animals and
cages of rare birds ; Signor Bartino,
the Fire Eater, sword swallower and
magician; the talking machine,' 'cal
liope, and a host of other curiosities,
freaks of nature, strange beasts, etc.,
etc. Col. Johnson, the manager, de
sires the public to understand that
his patrons will not be annoyed by
any gambling schemes, or any
other objectionable features peculiar
with some shows, as they are not
tolerated under this management
under any circumstances, or in any
way whatever. There will be a
grand free outside exhibition, to
which all are invited, at 1 and- 7
o'clock, at which time La Petite El
la, a little girl nine years of age, will
ascend a single wire stretched from
the ground to the towering center
pole top, performing numerous
thrilling and difficult feats during
her perilous voyage. Prof. John
McKinstrey's celebrated band will,
at the same hour, give a free Prome
nade Concert on the outside of the
tents. Do not forget the day and
date of the big show, and, also, that
a performance will be given both
afternoon and evening, and that all
free advertised programmes will be
fully carried out, rain, or shine.
Well-watered railroad land, 9 miles
south of Collyer,
FOE SALE CHEAP.
Enquire of J. A. Stayt or C. A.
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DELINQUENT TAX LIST
IN TRE60 COUNTY FOR YEAR 1884.
Notice is hereby given that the Countv
Treasurer will sell at public auction at
his office in the city of Wa-Keeney on
the first day of September, 1885, and the
next succeeding days, so much of each
tract of land and town lots described in
the following, list as will pay the taxes
and charges thereon:
Nwqr 4 13
Seqr 1 12 21 6.38
W half of near 3 12 21 3.34
Eh'lf& nwqr of nwqr 3 12 21 4.85
se qr 15 12 21 6.38
ne qr 27 12 21 6.38
se qr 24 12 22 7.91
sw qr 14 13 22 7.08
swqr 6 11 22 8.67
nw qr 30 12 22 9.42
neqr 8 11 23 7.33
se qr 15 11 23 5.93
w half seqr 4 12 23 6.38
neqr 6 12 23 - 7.91
all 11 12 23 '21.00
n half 15 12 23 '12.49
ne qr 21 ,12 23 6.38
all 23 12 23 24.68
seqr 28 12 23 10.21
e half & sw qr 29 12 23 18.57
s half of se qr 36 12 23 . 3.34
neqr 11 13 23 3.92
sw qr of sw qr 24 12 24 1.80
seqr 2 14 24 5.89
n half of se qr & n half
of sw qr 36 14 24 4.79
se qr 34 11 24 7.G6
nwqr 4 12 24 7.66
all 5 12 24 29.74
all 17 12 24 23.30
all 19 12 24 23.30
all 27 12 24 23.30
oh'lfof neqr 18 13 24 6.74
eh'lfof eh'lf 10 11 25 6.51
se qr 32 11 25 8.35
nw qr 32 11 25 8.35
sw qr 32 11 25 8.35
ne qr 18 12 25 9.27
swqr 6 12 26 3.13
se qr 12 11 27 2.30
e half of nw qr & w
half of no qr 20 11 27 2.28
ne qr 24 13 27 2.30
nw qr 8 11 28 2.30
sw qr 18 11 28 2.30
nw qr 20 11 28 2.30
se qr 26 11 28 2.30
nw qr 21 12 28 2.30
ne qr 13 11 29 2.30
nw qr 13 11 29 2 30
se qr 13 11 29 2.30
sw qr 13 11 29 2.30
seqr 12 12 29 230
ne qr 25 12 29 2.30
seqr 3 11 30 2.30
nw qr 22 12 30 2.30
se qr 24 12 30 2.95
29 & 30 7
32 & 33 8
34 to 40 8
1 to 10 9
11 & 12 9
13 to 39 9
1 to 4 15"
18 & 19 16
12 to 14 31
13 & 14 37
east 50 feet 9 40
' 27&28 41
12 to 14 ,42
' 23 to 29 42
8 to 10 44
9 & 10 57
12 to 16 57
1 to 5 59
23 & 24 59
20 to 24 69
10 to 13 61
17 & 18 63
' all 79
3 to 27 81
1 to 6 102
10 to 18 102
except 27 103
14 & 15 22
13 to 16 23
west 14 feet 19 & 20 23
BUFFALO PARK LOTS.
30 t 31"
10 to 18
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! iGiven under mv hand at the County i
Treaauxer'B office, in the City of W-Keeney,-
Kansas, thk U day of July, 1885.
'; K JAMES'BELLY, ,
335 t " , fc CJounty Treasurer.
1120 acres within 3 miles of
Wa-Keeney. as follows 1
Sec. 11, 12, 24 Railroad Land;
price five (5) dollars per acre.
E. $ of Sec. 24, .12, 23 School
Land; price five (5) dollars per acre.
Also Timber Claim sw of Sec.
22, 12, 23; price four hundred
Address, J". H.McQuqwk,
332-3 Hays City, Kan.
B. Wagner, Wa-Keeney, Kan.,
CERTAIN CUBS FOB CANCEB.
He has just cured Elizabeth Glick,
6 miles. northwest of Ellis,
Her testimony is : 'I feel, after
suffering much for four years, that
I am cured and' my health is im-
Several work and saddle horses.
Arrival and Departure of Railroad
Ex. Freight & Pass.
-Colorado Express. .
202 Eastern Express . . .
212 Ex., Freight & Pass.
21-Fieight 1:20 a.m.
T. K. MOOKE,
Station Agent at "Wa-Keeney
WAGNERS -:- & -:- GRIM'S
Saturday, Aug. 29, 1885.
WISHING TICKETS FOR THE SADDLE
WiU do well to call before
TREGO COUNTY BANK,
' ' J. H MARCH & CO., BANKERS.
DEALS IN REAL ESTATE.
gSP'Choice improved farms for sale or rent. A personal interview or
correspondence solicited from parties desiring to buy or sell
real estate in Trego county, Kansas.
And pays out on pre-emptions, loans money, discounts notes, issues certifi
cates of deposit payable on demand,
Sells Pasage Tickets
To and from Europe, buys and sells exchange, makes collections ahddoes
a general banking business.
J. TV SOOTT
DRUGGIST AND APOTHECARIES
PURE D WS AID. MDICIIES,
CHOICE) (PERFUMERY (jjjjjF) (TOILET) (ARTICLES
FINE CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
PAINTS, OILS, BRUSHES AND PAINTERS' SUPPLIES,
." PATENT MEDICINES
And Everything in Druggists' Sundries. Soda water at Popular Prices.
f I am giving my whole attention to the Drug business, and can anti will meet
WERLICH & KERSHAW
Are again in trade at their old stand and are prepared to
supply everyone with
Groceries,) (Fuggi (RedJ (Hirdwibe.)
Stoves,- Tinware, Queenswaref &c, :&c.
Have a-Car Load of Barbed Wife at the Lowest Prices. Give us a
' Call and see our Prices.
Agents for the STUDEBAKER Wagon and McCORMICK Reaper and Mower;
We now have a Tinner employed,and
will stand penHancouy ior uw vusua w
- MEAD'S STABLE-'
S10 for Insurance.
8 for Season. .
$2 to be paid at first Service.
Season tffl first of September.
Nine months to prove if mare is -with f oaL
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Field, Cartel aii .Tree Seeis.
KELLY & WALKER liave in
400 bushels German and! Small
150 bushels Orange and Amber
100 bushels Winter oats.
Box TSlder, Honey locust, Native
Ash, Osage Orange.
A full and complete stock of fresh
garden seeds in bulk. Examiqe our
stock before making purchases.
50 tons of prairie hay to stack.
Highest market price paid.
337-tf W. . MEAD.
GETTING READY FOR THE
Kelly & Walker unloaded this
week a carload of wagons and plows.
A Girl to do house work. Apply
at this office.
are ready fo do any kind of Tinwork,
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