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- . OPILILIN6IS
Gbainfield is to have aiurniturf
A baxk is about to be established
J. H. Wooden has abandoned thf
editorial helm of the LaDe County Herald.
Frank Moore, son of W. P. R.
Moore, of Dodge City, was killed on Fri
day of week before last by falling from the
roof of a building at Los Angele?, Cala.
Mother Bickerdyke, we have
heard, attended the Grand Army aamp
fire in the northern part of Bussell coun
ty on the 15th inFt.
The Webster Eagle must be in
one dickens of a fix. The Plainville
declares that "it is on the fence, political
ly, and don't know which way to flew!"
Mrs. Mary E. .Holmes, of Bun
ker Hill, Kuseell county, has been ad
judged insane by a coroner's jury, and
she will bo conveyed to the insane
"vo weeks ago Wednesday, near
Pearlette, Meade county, in this state,
Everett "Wood murdered Henry Widmer
by striking him over the head with a
pitchfork. Wood was twenty-two years
old, and Widmer, twenty. Wood was on
a load of hayv Widmer dared him down
J. B. Beal is credited with sayinu
four years ago that any one that would
'lariat the town and brand it could have
it." John is now putting up houses to
rent, and we don't believe he ever said it.
Gi alnfcld Cap Sheaf. , Of course, he
never said it. He might possibly have
thought it "out loud!"
The Sunset mills at Dodge City
the Times assert?, manufacture about
15,000 pounds of flour daily. Wa-Keeney
is missing many a soft financial -take by
not having a good flouring mill. Eight
here, we want to say that the right man
can do well to build a mill here this fall.
In fact, he can get some help toward its
Prof. Bickerdyke, of Bunker
Hill, Kussell county, is a son of Mother
Bickerdjko, the famous friend of the sol
diers. She came all the way from San
Francisco, Cal., to attend the re-union at
Topeka. The. professor went to Topeka
to see his mother, and the Eussell Record
of last week stated that she would acconiT
pany him to Bunker Hill, and remain in
that community two or three months.
The Garden City Sentinel has
pumped Buffalo Jones. The pump seems
to have been sunk in something of a gas
well It brought forth the news that
Jones went to Garden City in 1879 with
$800; that he has made property since
then so as to admit of his realizing $60,
000 on recent sales, and that he holds to
day $240,000 worth of property. Jones is
a sort of second Jay Gould, it appears.
He isn't smart to hurt, either.
The Ford County Text Book
Committee, we glean from the Dodge
Tincst have adopted a uniform system of
books for nse in the schools of Ford
county. McGufFey's Kevised Readers,
White's Arithmetic, Reed & Kollogg's
Grammar, Harper's Geographies, McGof
ley's Revised spelling book are named
by the committee. The committee was to
meet againjiast week to complete the lint
of chool books to be, nsecL t
That ..scholarly gentleman, Dr.
Wm. Bisbopofc.Salina,. is traveling in
Europe. Lart week's SaHna Journal con
tains an article'from his" pen, which re
lates chiefly to the "Universal Exhibition"
now in progress at Antwerp. Referring
to its magnitude, the doctor says: "It is
hardly uniyereaL though- it may be'very
.ppiopnitel , wnneaHntemational'; r for
it embraces every nationality in Europe
and two or three in the American conti
nent The exhibition covers ground, to
ike extent .of aboct'JO acts ' We infer
that the Universal Exhibition is some
such an affair to the Eastern continent
as the ItWorii's Fair" at New ;Orlean is
" CONFESSESt-THE CORK, 'i-
Col. Pronty, of the Dodge City Cdisboy,
like Col. Caldwell, of the. Beloit.G triei ,
is so nearly rqnnd in every direction as to
render the turning' of a somerset. a, very
easy thing, indeed.. That is,. we 'should,
indeed, "judge so. But, as the saying
goes, we'll be switched if it isn't hard to
tell how Prouty has sat down so quietly
on his own teaching and his various
schemes looking to the eternal ranging
of these western plains by the cattle. He
is as quiet now as a clam, and we expect
to see him, by next spring, a regular agri
cultural boomer. f Wa-Keeney Would
It is hard to "kick against the pricks,"
Brother Tilton. The rains of the past
three years have entirely uprooted our
theories and calculations. We are now
fairly enlisted under your banner of
"stock farming." O dge city Cowboy.
Col. Prouty is old in the service of jour
nalism. He is able. We have had mam
pleasant minutes in writing against his
free-range theories. Our regidar readers
will recall different encounters which we
have had with the colonel on this score.
The World welcomes him to the stock
farming ranks, and honors him beyond
utterance for his manly surrender. Jour
nalism is cursed with a few skunks who
are by their work like lying politicians
are by politics regard everything as fair
which saves them one point to-day, al
though they may by it lose nine to-morrow.
Journalists like Colonel Prouty
always have friends, as the spontaneous
outgrowth of intelligence and sincerity.
IT don't LOOK SO.
Topeka is headquarters for a Liberian
, At its meetinsr in that city on the 8th
-inst., this association whereased and re
solved, in effect, that the United States is
the land for the national greatness of the
white man, that Africa is the land for the
national greatness of the nogro, and that
"we, as a colony, leag here March 3,
1886, and those that can't meet this date'
to leave the fall following."
These negroes are not acquainted with
Africa's conditions or with nature's laws,
or thoy would never have such whereases
as these published. Africa, we mean,
can not support a civilization better than
she now possesses unless her climate is
improved. It is by failing to catch sight
of these underlying principles that the
theory of civilization becomes to many
people an unsolvable puzzle.
Africa, to illustrate our views in the
premises, is like Col. Ingersoll says Cuba
is. He declares that, if a northern man
of excellent understanding and thrifty
ways takes up his residence on that
island, his boys will be seen on the
way to a cock fight with their hair stick
ing out through the crown of their hats,
and a cock under each of their arms.
It's in the climate!
Two strong Democratic journals
in Kansas the Topeka Journal and the
llworth Standard, declare in favor of the
restoration of capital punishment in this
state. We fear that this is a backward
step. It is, then, of course-, a Democratic
Wa-Kbenet, Han., )
October 6, 1885.
The board county commissioners of Tre
go county held their regular quarterly
session on October 5 and 6, .with all the
members of the board present.
The minutes of the several meetings
from the regular July session were read
The county superintendent's and county
treasurer's reports were read 'and ap
proved. COUNTY TREASURER'S REPORT.
To the Honorable Boad of. Count Vi Com
missioners of Trego County, Kansas the
following rrfort, jor quarter ending
September so, S8$, is respectfully sub
General revenue 1884-taxes ....$" 868.67
. .dehnquent taxes 67J43
Sale oTstate'schoonands 7,821 52
Interest on school lands 320 89
State second semi-annual ap
State auditor for normal fund. 50
County superintendent for nor
mal fund 6610
J. Groft; fines collected. ...... 73 75
F. W. Marfin.Jnes collected. . 0
County '-Attorney, from Bruce
Cash on hand June 29,-1885. . . 1792 57
School districts 1,03667
City of Wa-Keeney 8120
Wa-Keeney township .-. 45 $4
State Treasurer on sale school
land .. 1242JD
State treasurer on taxes 54506
stock :p-A.:R:M:xisrc3- th-ei basis of ottir njrnDTrsxjBiBS.-
- KEESTEY, .KANSAS, SATIRDAX, OCTOBER 1&
County superintendent orders
op state school fund - 3,119 31
County superintendent orders
on normal fund.. ISO 45
County warrants paid 2,272 78
Balance cash on hand , .,. . 8,069 15
My ledger this day shows the following
balances and the several funds to which
Trego county school district?,
Bond fund "
City of Wa-Keeney, 35 09
formal fund 50
Countv school fund 3f.
State annual fund " . 3 73
State permanent fund ...... ?Mr. : ?5024"10
State tax fund 143 98
County general revenue 1605 39
Dated at Wa-Keeney, this 29th
Sworn to and f nbccribed before me this
5th day of October, 18S5.
QUAPTERIiY BEFOHT OF COTJNTr SUPERIN
TENDENT OF PUBLTO INSTRUCTION.
Quarter begins July 1, 1885; ends
September 30, 1885.
Trego County, Kansas.
I. School visitation:
1. District schools visited this quarter,
giving number of each district, Nos.
1 and 15.
2. Total number of visits. 2.
3. Average length of time spent in
actual school inspection, one-half day.
4. Number of written reports of such
visits made to the district board, one.
II. Number of consultations with district
1. At the time the district was visited,
2. In my office, four.
ITT. Number of days office has been kept
open at county seat, 28.
IV. Number of examinations of district
clerks' record, 5.
1. Number found kept as required by
2. Number found incorrectly kept, 1.
V. Number of examinations of district
treasurers' records, 5.
1. Numbor found kept as required by
2. Number found incorrectly kept, 1.
VL Number of teachers' meetings at
tended, 1, as follows:
1. Where held, Wa-Keeney.
2. Date of each, during Institute.
VII. Number of lectures delivered, 2.
1. Beforeteachers' associations, 2.
2. In school-district meetings, .
VUL Is the office supplied with record
books suitable, or the records required
by the existing law? Yes.
To tie State superintendent of Public In
struction, Topeka, Kansas:
I hereby certify the above to be a correct-statement,
of "the work of this office,
in the matters herein reported, for the
quarter ending this day.
Dated at Wa-Keeney, thia 23th day of
BEN C. RICH,
, r , t Trego County.
The examiners of the county treaurer's
books and funds submitted the following:
To the Honorable Board ff County Com
missioners of Trego County, State of
We, F. H. Conger, probate judge in
and for Trego county, state of Kansas,
and C. ,C. 'Bestor, appointed 'to examine
the-)koks"and accounteof the,jcounty
treasurerwould respectfully report that
we have examined the books and accounts
this 30th day of September, 1S35, and find
a casaV balance in the hands of the
county treasurer of eight thousand and
eixtyrniae' dollars and fifteen cents,
r$8,069.15A which acrees with the books
and'aocbants' examined by us this day.
, . 0. 0. BESTOB.
The resignation of W. S. Kyle, consta
ble' of Wa-Keeney township, was read
and accepted. A petition was presented,
asking for the appointment of A. C. Frick
as constable, to fill such vacancy, and on
motion he was so appointed; and' Mr.
Frick, having filed his bond as constable,
the board approved the same.
The officers of school district No. 12,
having appealed from the decision of the
county superintendent in detaching some
of the territory from said school district
and attaching the same to school district
No. 19, the board listened to the argu
ments for and against such change of
boundaries, and Haviug.been duly advised
in the premises, the board sustained the
.A petition for the location of a road
was presented to the board, signed by D.
J. 'Wilson ani eleven other. The Dlace
of beginning of said road is the pouthwest
corner of section thirty-four, in township
thirteen south of range twenty-two wes,
running thence east on the township line
eight miles to the Ellis county line, nnd
there terminating. The board, finding
the petition to be a lesral one, the pigna
tnres thereto genuine, the petitioners,
householders of Trpgo county, and re
siding in the vicinity of the p-onoed
road, and that a proper bond had been
given, it was therelbre ordp-el that Tohn
Kelloy, W. F. Baiber and Henry Hengf,
who are disinterested householders of
said county. b- andarehereVapnointed.
viewers of raid road a petiHonel to bo
located, and that F.iii viewers hall mee
at the place of beginning of said proposed
road on the 10th dav of NovpniVr. 188,
and proceed to discbarge their duties.
It was further oiderod tint the survey of
said road be dispensed with:
The commippioner8 now took no fo
consideration tho petition of Edwarl
Chalk for tho establishment of a road
commencing at tho southeast oornr of
the' city of Wa-Keenev, running thence
duftrouth to tho Smokv Hill river. Tbe
report; of the viewers wn afiint the p
tablifrhmcnt of said road, aid the bnnd,
believing said report ai nnpist. one. hit
a large number of th ree-Hpnte a1onr
said pronoced roi-1 dpTnnrlpd is lo"a
t;on, nnd boing adv:-pd t'lat th'1 viVvp-o
had not the opport"vry to ornnlt with
siid re-i lents. n? to t'ia necpss-'tv "p tTip
location of said roi, it was nWJerrd that
said pet'tion bp referred to tho viewers
for their further consideration.
County warrants to the amount of
S2.272.7H, which we'-e redeemed by the
county treasurer in the last rpi,iH;pr, vprp
examined by the county ho.vd, cincpllp',
and the county instructed to give the
After allowinT the claims following
the board adjourned to October 8.
J M Welch, county commission
er's rervices $ 39 00
W F King, county commission-
er'servioes 39 00
A W Pnrinton, county commis
sioner's services 39 CO
J F Keeney, rent county offices. 50 00
Geo Baker, sheriffs fes 27 50
F H Conger, probate judge 77 00
C B -Hamilton & Co. books aud
stationery 73 89
Geo Platz, assessing 3 00
Geo Pinkham, county clerk 224 25
Geo W Crane, Dassler s Digest.
A E Siller, carpenter work
C C Bestor, examining county
James Kelly, treasurer's salary. .
A B Jo'jes, M D, medical atten
Wm Blue, cleaning offices
John A Nelson, county attor
ney s salary
Annie L Fuson, associate exam
iner Kelly & Walker, stove probate
. judge's office 10 00
Geo Baker, sheriffs fees probate
WS Tilton, county printing
Ben C Rich, county superinten-
tenient's salary 126 85
leo McCready, ice,
H R Wilcox, MD, medical atten
tion on poor
Annie L Fuson, associate exam
iner Mrs J B Young, associate axam
iner Marshall Sc Word, clothing for
Joshua Groft, inquest of Eliza
Hubbard . .'.. . . .".
Robt Burns, inquest of Ehza
Feter C Weber, inquest of Eliza
Gust Johnson, inquest of Eliza
W F. Hosier, inquest of Eliza
Feter Huddlepton, inquest of
Patrick McMahon, inquest of
Eliza Hubbard -.
H C Bryant, road viewer
Thomas Caddick, road viewer. . .
S T Bartlett, road viewer
Joshua Groft, J P, State vs.
Qeo Baker, sheriff, State vs.
Evans? f ..;....
James Kelly,' taxes refunded! . . .
James Kelly, cash advanced pau-
. -, L364 16
1 &85; J
Land Attorney and Real Estate Agent.
CONTESTS A SPECIALTY.
Wa-Keeney - - , Kansas.
ASBORN & MONROE,
AUorncys-at-Law & Real Estate leofs
S3FWill doctor cattle, horses and all
other stock. '
JOHN Al NELSON,
Attorney at law
U. P. Land Agent for Trego, Gra
ham and Ness Counties,
WA-KEENEY, - KANSAS.
Stock Ranches a Specialty.
Parties meaning business request
d to write me.
3. J. OSBOKV. IiE i MONROE. D. H. HENKEC.
Osbora, Monroa & Henkel,
REAL ESTATE BROKERS
And Loan Agents,
WA-KICENUY, - 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.
HOGIN & COWICK,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
SEAL ESTATE DEALERS.
Will practice in all State and Federal
Conrts and before the Government Land
Office. Special attention ghen to
Contests. All kinds of legal papers
promptly and accurately drawn
and bnsiness for non-resident
attorneys attended to.
DO A GKMMIL, LAXD BtlSIXJ-SS.
CORRESPONDENCE -:- SOLICITED.
References. Trego County Bank,
Wa-Keeney, Kansas; Tarkio "Valley Bank,
Office upstairs in WE3tEBX Kansas
w. o. HUGHES,
Attorney a -Law.
I. A. HUGHS,
LAW AND LAND OFFICE,
Two Doors Mot U.S. Laid 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.
W. H. Keeler,
First door north of City drag store,
east side of Franklin street
Sncytbing .in First Sail Stylf.
D. a 0L0TFELTER & 00.,
Agents for the sale of 62,000 acres of se
lected lands, lying in Trego and Graham
counties, belonging to -'
W. JL IHfflFED,
A&D DEALER IN
Wagon Work & Wagon Material.
I can secure, on favorable term?, by
order, any article which I may not happen
to have on band.
CHAS. N. BENEDICT,
nun; & nun
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Wants'to lny all the Prodoceat ,
the highest market -price,- which the
farmers hare to dispose of.
Call and see me.
, E. S. MILLARD,
AND FANCY GOODS,
CIGASS AND TOBACCO,,
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