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WA-KEEEY, KANSAS, SATDB'dAY, OCTOBER 10, 1885.
For President-Elect in 1888,
General Jolixi .A.. T-jogaxi,
BASJ:K, Trego ca. Kan., )
Sept 11, 1885.
There being no Township Central Com
mittoe in this Township, I, as a member
of the County Eepnblican Central Com
mittee, announce that the Republican
primaries, which are announced to take
place on Saturday, October 10, will be
held at the usual voting place in the vil
lage of Collyer, from 10 o'clock a. m. un
til 4 o'clock p. m. of said dav.
J. C. Bbown.
f . OoALiiAn, Sept 9, 1S8
In accordance with the call of the
County Republican Central Committee,
the priniarv election in this Township
-will bo held on Saturday, October 10,
1885, between the hours of 1 o'clock i.
ii. and 6:30 p. m. ,..,,-
By order of the Township Central Com-
C. C. Yettsh,
Glencoe, Sept. 21, 1885.
If. 5". Tilton, Chair m'n Rep. Cm. Com.,
Beak Sir: As there is no Township
Committee in this township, I would an
nounce with the consent of a portion of
the Republican voters of the Township,
that the Republican Frimanes will bo
held on Saturday, Oct. 10, between the
hours of 1 and 6 p. m., at the HiUmon
W. F. King.
Beicks are burned at Oberlin.
Atwood also wants a brass band.
Oberlin claims an S5-pound
squash. -'t ",A
The Eye reports politics lively in
The immensity of the channel
between Nihilism and czarism holds its
Jo. Martin, whose parents live
in Oberlin, was killed two weeks ago in
Denver by a freight train.
The new post-office in St. John
county is named Bureau. The postmas
ter's name is John S. Adams.
It is reported that grasshoppers
have appeared by tho million in the vi
cinity of Arkansas City, in this state.
Old man Terrill has gene hack
on political journalism. The wicked
-world has also given hell tho grand
LOG AX FOR PltESWVXr.
"Wc take a step thic week vhich is of a
character different from any that we
ever have taken before. Ordinarily, we
believe that a ,presidential candidate
cT,i;j -nrvf w rlmrnlnned until in the
year of the presidential election.
This week, we fling to tho breeze the
name of General John A. Logan for pres
ident in 1883. The World is tho fiist
Kansas paper to do this. Indeed, we
know of no other paper in the United
States which has taken a similar step.
We are positive, however, that hundreds,
yes, tkou.ut::ch, of theni will break over
the usual custom in such cases, and hoist
within ht. nmrfc vear or two the name of
this illustrious citizen soldier for the ncct
president Especially do wo oeneve mat
this will be the case with journals which
are controlled by men who served in the
Union army during the war of the rebell
ion. General Logan btands to-day as the
greatest living ezemplar of the principles
for which that grandest of grand armies
contended. Millions of voters realize
that secret rebellion is now carrying out,
in a great measure, what armed rebellion
was whipped in hying to accomplish; and
Gonoraf Logan stands at the head of these
voters in sublimity of feeling and of dec
laration that this secret rebellion this
rape of the ballot box in the South
should be put down. It is for this reason
that wc, at this early date, hoist his name
for president. But, hold! Not for this
reason altogether. We are satisfied that,
in hoisting his name bow, we represent
the groat body of old soldiers in Kansas.
As a presidential elector, it was our
duty and rfleasuie to vote for Geueial
Logan for vice 'president last December.
We have been convinced since .theri that
if General Logan's name had headed tno
national Republican ticket last year he
would have been triumphant.
Mr. Blaine's attitude, and that of his
chief friends, in ignoring the great South
ern question wrought out his defeat. He
made at Augusta after the election a
speech which should have resounded from
every rostrum in the land thirty days
urior to tho election. The tariff question
is a great one, but, as we declared during
the campaign last fan, il is secouu
aryto the Southern question. Further
more, no party with tho taiiff as the main
issue, has ever won in a presidential con
General Logan, we feel sure, can be re
lied upon to preserve the proper relative
distinctions between tho diffeient planks
of the party platform.
Give us General John A. Logan for
president in 1S88!
are possessed of the same conceit which
overwhelmed the laic editor of the AVjjs
and no doubt, they will again come to the
fiont with eaciUetuming spang to teach
the world how to rim a newspaper. , The
.Vcw under tho last publisher was a
personal organ in every sense of the word.
It retailed each -week the grievances of its
editor, as if the world at large was deeply
interested in the great genius at its helm.
It contained but little -else. It is to be
hoped that the new publishers will make
a paper worthy of the support or the
citizens of Ellswoith county especially
the Democratic part of them. ne ac
ortcr is an able nnd enterprising paper,
and fulfills tho demands of the Repubn-
I cans of the county.
The Baltimore grand jury reports
that the intioduction of the whipping-post
to puiiibh wife beaters has had a salutary
effect. Yes, a foiciblo agency like this
will have a salutary effect in such cases
when mild means would be entirelyvuna
vailing. Derby, m ho recently beat out the
brains of his infant child by striking its
head against a bed post, was adjudged
insane by a jury at Russell week before
last. Derby's home was in tho north
pait of Russell county.
Dr. Dunn, ol Uolby, inomas
county, was an assistant surgeon of the
31st Illinois, the regiment which John A.
Logan commanded at the outset ot the
rebellion. Dr. Dunn was in the newspa
per business at Colby awhile, but thought
better, and turned real estate agent.
Cleveland, who -is president by
virtue of only a partial vote of, a particu
lar kind being possible in tho South, last
Mortda? filled a full half dozen Kansas
postrofficcs wilfn Democrats. In each
case, the Republican' incumbent had re
signed. It is a really great time when
the Denis camrun thi3 great central state
of Kansas, which, as a territory, began
the struggle which knocked this now
seemingly-victorious party out of time for
What purports to be a county
Republican convention is to be hold at
Hays City to-day. We have no reason to
suppose that it will be essentially unlike
other Republican (by courtesy) conven
tions which have been held in that coun
ty. The custom, to state it plainly, has
been for the fellows who got licked in the
convention to raise the war whoop, and
try to down the convention winners at the
polls. Generally, they have succeeded.
Land Attorney and Real Estate Agent.
CONTESTS A SPECIALTY.
Wa-Ketcjey - - Kaksas. ,
B. J. OSEORN.
ASBORN & MONROE,
Utaqs-at-Law & Real Estate-Agents
pWill doctor cattle, horses and all
other stock. '
E. S. MILLARD,
.AND FANCY GOODS, -JEWELRY,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
Nathaniel Crank, who is well
fcnown to many of our citizens, is an inde
pendent candidate for sheriff of Graham
Atwood wants to be hit by the
n f, TVT v-iilrnnrJ. nnd tho Citizen ex
presses the hope that it will reach there
On the first inst. the hardware
and grocery dealers of Ellsworth began
to close their places of business at 8
o'clock in the-evening.
Lately, we made mention o G.
C. Nolds being accidentally shot in the
northwestern portion of Sheridan county.
It was then thought that he would live.
He has dieL
Geo. H. Hand is said to have
sold bis Settler at Ludell, up in Rawlins
count'. We have believed all along that
he -would have to go west to grow up
with the country!
E. A Mikesell s till at Atwooa
-was tapped lately. When the Citizen
went to press last week, Jo. Schran was
being examined on the charge of having
committed the offense.
In her early days as a state, Kan
sas had a governor named Carney. A
son of his has been nominated by the Re
publicans for commissioner of the second
district in Barton county.
Our old friend, J. D. Greason, of
the Citizen, is not postmaster at Atwood
any more. E. R. Holmes, presumably a
'Democrat, fills the place now. We now
.express the hope that Mr. Greason will
acease to worry about Republican office
'holders having to 'go.
TIIL POOR OLD MAX.
That particular friend of ours, aliat Z.
Jackson, down at Ellsworth, has conclu
ded to go out of journalism. Our friend,
G. A. Collett, who had for several years
been employed in the Repot ter office, and
Frank Foster, have purchased Jackson s
News, and turned it into a Democratic
naner. Even a Democratic paper, if it is
conducted decently, is welcome on our
table. Jackson's News was the only Kan
sas paper with which we ever refused to
exchange. With that privy poster we did
refuse, purely on the ground of detesting
the paper and its purported editor. The
cause of his hatred of the writer was based
on an occasional squib which we shot at
him during the campaign just preceding
the congressional convention of this dis
trict in the spring of 1884, and the fact
that his opposition paper, the Reporter,
was our friend and Jackson's enemy.
Poor old Jack, never could see that it was
all in a newspaper man's lifetime, so to
speak. He, unlike any other editor in
Kansas would have construed the situa
tion, marked us down as his unrelenting
enemy, and made us his target. The
trouble with him was, his fire vas directed
at so very many people that his discharges
were entirely harmless. The rest of. ins
obituary is well proclaimed by that con
servative gentleman, Mr. Sampson, of the
Salina Journal, in these words:
The Ellsworth Nczvs has been sold to
G. A. Collett and Frank Foster, who will
hereafter publish a Democratic paper.
The Nctvs under its recent management
was a disgrace to the calling both me
chanically and editorially. i was mi
instance ot a politician taking control of
a business, about which he knew nothing,
and for which he was totally unfitted,
with the thought that he could run a
newspaper as well as Horace Greeley, and
revolutionize the world with sparks
evolved from his editorial wheel There
are multitudes of just such1 fellows who
Smrv. of vou little sinners
sitting around waiting for salvation to
stiikoyou as it did St. Paul. Snowbirds
waiting to be hit with a cannon ball.
God adjusts his ammunition to the size
of tho man he is after. Mustard seed
shot will do for you. rfcn Sat -Jones. .
In touching on the political situa
tion in Graham county, the Leader states
tersely a great fact in these words: "But
then this is nothing uncommon, as there
never w;s a thing transpired in that coun
ty that tho people agreed upon, not even
a shower, when ciops were as dry as a
powder horn." '
The population of Ellis county,
as taken by the township trustees last
- n.n i j. c rntz i-Ur.
spring, is 0,U40, as aguiusii , u,uy tno
spring before. We have no idea that the
figures for 1885 are true. They simply
show how the average township trustee
can spend plenty of time without doing
half his dutv.
Democracy in Miami county
must be of the real, sublime variety. We
quote from the Republican' report or tne
recent Democratic county convention at
Paola: "Against his earnest protest, R.
W. Boyd was nominated for Surveyor,
the chairman saying he was the only
Democrat who could stay sober long
enough to run a straight line."
W. H. Lee, who stopped publish
ing the Gazette, the only paper in Lane
county, years ago, because it did not pay,
has stayed with that county. He now
lms n nearfi tree nursery, and offers the
trees in quantities to suit purchasers. In
our judgment, the trees which have been
grown in this country should have prece
dence every time over those in nurseries
to the east of this. They are acclimated.
W. G. Porter's census enumer
ation of Thomas county, as a preliminary
to organizing, develops l.yio souis. i
occurs to us that the fellows who favor
organization might succeed now in near
ly all the unorganized counties by enu
merating the s-o-u-l-s, and then
changing the orthography of the word to
s-o-l-e-s. The population could thus be
doubled on the spelling of the word. If
at the state house the word soles should
be noticed, the officials would just con
clude that the census enumerator was not
a gilt-edged speller!
The Rawlins County
tural Society held its first annual exhibi
tion at Atwood last Monday and Tuesday.
We have not seen a report of the proceed
ings, but presume it was a thorough
success. Last fall a display of miscella
neous products of tho farm was made in
the school house" at Atwood. It was in
every way creditable to the people and
the county. Such a display could be
made this year in every Kansas county,
Tegardless of whether fair associations
exist or not, and with great advantage to
the general interests.
James H. II. Cundiff, a
prominent Missourian, and business man
ager of the St. Louis Republican, died at
St. Joseph, Mo., last Sunday night. Had
he lived just one week longer, he would
have been fifty-three years old.
Lew Halsey has a heart as big all out
doors almost. A few days ago he and
his brother, who was visiting him from
Iotva. S. R- Curtis and som3body else
were out hunting antelopes. They reach
ed Wa-Keeney late in tho afternoon with
five which they had killed. Lew gave
one to Dr. Conger and tne writer and
made presents of two others to difierent
persons before leaving town. It makes
good eating, we can testify from expe
rience. Here's hoping, .Lew, tnac you
v 1,-vp n. thousand years to chase thece
ieeWooted. animals over these plains.
The sweotesfc of all sweet things is,
perhaps, sweet music. Tho Wa-Kcoaey
Minstrels know how to make it. flow do
we know? They gave us some of it in
fiont of our residence last Saturday night.
The quality of the article was exquisite,
we run no risk in saying. Mr. Boyle, the
blind musician, took a part, and B. F.
Morgan was an addition to tho troupe.
The'bovs were on a serenading trip, and,
as the s'aving iunt-, they took in the town.
The town can't object to being taken in
that way right along.
Tho supply of carpenters don't keep
up v.ith the demand.
Own the Land.
National Live-Stock Journal.
The opinion has for years been ex
pressed and repeated that the time wonld
come when ranching to be themost certain
ly successful, must be carried on withiu
the bounds of pasture lands actually
reamer! liv t.hnsfi who use them. The ten
dency has long been decidedly in this di
re2tion. The growth of population, and
the nrnseauent increased demand for till
able western lands for permanent agri
cultural occupation, have pointed to this
with a certainty not to be mistaken. The
recent proclamation of tho president re
specting the removal of fences from gov
ernment lands bears directly upon this,
and should be taken by the trespassing
stockmen as a still more positive rndica
n nf fliA nhrmffo which is to come. No
wonderful skill is' required to read the
signs of the time, and those who fail to do
so, and make consequent preparation to
"stand from under ' wnen a suu uiuie yi
elded, executive move is made, will make
a mistake which they will some day have
serious cause to regret.
If thev will look at the matter squarely
and into'lligently, coming to a proper un
derstanding of the conditions to which it
must ultimately ieau, liuwuuwu nm """
ly.fail to seo that the removal of the
greatest element of uncertainty from their
business, which will thus be secured, is
most desirable. Nothing will so strength
en and establish this great industry as
permanence of location. This will, of
course, be attended by increased invest
ment i-f capital, but it will be an invest
ment which can not but do more than any
other to secure the future prosperity of
Outside of the coming requirements
for the ownership of grazing lands occu
ort if. ic Avirtpnf. to all who have given
jw, - w.-: - j ne
the matter close study inai tne "
fabulous profits on range grown cattle
are forever past. The developments of
the last few years have shown that the
Kma iQ of. linnrJ phfin frontier dividends
must be measured by the rates of profit
belonging to ordinary business enter
prises. To reduce range cattle growing
to a safe and remunerative, industry,
then, when shorn of the huge profits
which in themselves offered some com
pensation for risk, it must be surrounded
with all the safeguards essential for other
niOTiUo Thoca mn ha found and en
joyed only on proprietary land. West
ern stockmen should, then, of all others,
encourage the idea of real estate invest
JOHN A. NELSON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
D. S. CL0TFELTER & CO.,
Agents for the sale of 62,000 acres of se
lected lands, lying in Trego and Graham
counties, belonging to
U. P. Land Agent for Trego, Gra
ham and Ness Counties,
WA-KEENEY, - KANSAS.
Stock Ranches a Specialty.
Parties meaning business request
ed to write me.
S. J. OSBOKN. 13 d MONROE. D. H. HENKEIj.
Osborn, Monroe & Henkel,
AL ESTATE BROKERS
And Loan Agents, j
WA-KEENEY, - KANSAS.
70,000 acres wild and improved lands for
sale. Will purchase land in Trego and
adjoining counties and pay cash for same.
$100,000 Money to Loan at 8 Per Cent.
S. R. Hogin. S. R.Cowick.
HOG-IN & COWIOK,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
EEAL ESTATE DEALEBS.
Will practice in all State and Federal
Courts and before the Government Land
Office. Special attention given iu
Contests. All kinds of legal papers
promptly and accurately drawn
and business for non-resident
attorneys attended to.
DO A GENERAL LAND BUSINESS.
COEKESPONDENCE -:- SOLICITED.
References. Trego County Bank,
Wa-Keeney, Kansas; Tarkio Valley Bank,
Office upstairs in Western Kansas
yrWi blow for 1
JitfcKnigM 'm' I
iHHHKThe Land Agents, j
flHgaSffir Wa-Kecney,Ks. I
EHra Branch Office at fp
fBEBM ClayCenter,Ks. fe
HtB School Land ana iga
SJBBBBr Deeded Land ejpf
7 Wi For ?a,e $sm
I. B. KRITGHFIEED,
AND DEAIjEB IN
Wagon Work & Wagon Material
I can secure, on favorable terms, by
order, any article which I may not happen
to have on hand.
W. O. HUGHES,
8. A. HUGHES,
GHAS. N. BENEDICT,
LAW AND LAND OFFICE,
Two Doors North of U.S. Land Office.
Locating on Gov't Land a Specialty.
35,000 acres of cheap wild land for
sale in bodies to suit the
We defend actual settlers in contests
on their claims.
Bring contest suits where claims are
Make and acknowledge deeds and
CORRESPONDENCE -:- SOLICITED.
Has a Nice Stock of Goods on Hand.
DRY GOODS, BOOTS & SHOES,
ETC, ETC', ETC.,
Aways at Low Prices,
Wants to bay all the Produce, afc
the highest market price, which the
farmers have to dispose of.
Call and .see me.