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Tor Presideht-"Elect in 1888,
Gton.era.1 Jolazi A.. Xjogeurx,
King Leopold is insane.
The new school house at Grinnell
C. A. Nelson is about to open a
barber shop at Grinnell.
.? General Logan's work on the
rebellion will soon be issued.
Thirty-eight lynchings for the
present year have been reported in Texas.
The Topeka Capital speaVs as
glibly of "Rumilia" as if it was some
In the matter of honey produc
tion, Tennessee stands at the head of the
Popcorn balls and spelling were
elements of a social party at Ellis Friday
evening of last week.
There is one elegant thing about
Trego politics this falL The candidates
have not long to worry.
There is no use for our Demo
cratic neighbors to fool with Cbaxincey
Bestor. Ho don't want to be county
Two thousand majority for L.
K. Pratt is what the World has claimed
all along. It now raises the figures to
That little Uruguay republic is a
good stock country. Its cattle are num
bered at 8,000,000; its sheep at 20,000,000;
its horses at 1,500,000.
Lynchings and the plea of insan
ity in the defense of devilish murderers
go arm in arm. The people don't intend
that they Bhall be separated either.
"Six substantial residence and
business buildings have been put up at
Grinnell within a week," proudly pro
claimed the Golden Belt of last Saturday.
A. D. Gilkeson has made Hays
City his home at times ever since that
place had an existence. We are assured
that he to-day cannot show a tax receipt!
A railroad bridge three or four
miles east of Ellis, we discover by the
Headlight's glare, was burned Tuesday af
ternoon of last week, delaying train 211
We are ashamed of the Norton
opera house. Listen at the Champion:
"The addition to the top of the opera
house, hiding its roof, now gives it the ap
pearance of an overgrown corn crib."
The Dutch Advocate at Hays
calls L. K. Pratt a "beardless strip,"
whereat theKirwin CAV remarks: "When
the campaign has ended, you will be
willing to admit that he is also a 'strip
per." A GUN in a wagon was acciden
tally discharged in front of the post-office
in Hays a few days ago. A photograph
case belonging to N. A Voss was ruined,
and a show window of Courtney's
C. W. F. Street has determined
to run for surveyor anyway. This is a
mistake. It is wrong. He can not win,
and this course will only tend to keep
him buried at a future time, when, other
wise, he might rally to victory.
For a briefless lawyer to be run
seriously against a gentleman of L.E.
Pratt's known legal abilities and exten
sive legal practice is too ludicrous to be a
'oatching card after the facts are known.
Gilkeson is the briefless lawyer.
Our young friend, John Heed, of
Ellis, is the Republican candidate for
county clerk of ElhX county. He is a
splendid man, a good printer, a bright
clerk in the railroad office at Ellis, and the
WoBXD hopes to see him elected.
"Ujicle" Ben Richards says
they can't come any such a game over
him. He says that if the Dem. conven
tion had pat a fall ticket in the field, and
acted 'like it meant busuess, he would
havo run tbo race through for probate
RAINFALL IN WESTERN KANSAS.
There is a paper published at Rich
land, Shawnee county, Kansas, called
"The Future? which is devoted to weath
er prognostications and meteorology. Its
publisher and editor is C. C. Blake, a
celebrated astronomist, formerly of Deca
tur, HI. This is what the Future says of
the rainfall in western Kansas:
Some have supposed that the building
of railroads, telegraphs, planting of trees,
and cultivation of the soil, will event
ually bring an abundance of rain to the
western plains of Kansas and the terri
tories, and instance the increased rainfall
in western Kansas of late years as proof.
But they are entirely at fault in their
calculations. Said improvements may,
and doubtless do, increase tie annual
rainfall slightly, but I think it will be
found in the course of fifty years hat the
increase' is less than 5 per cent. There
can be no certainty of any consid
erable increase in the annual rainfall
upon the western plains till the storms
and frosts of hundiels of thousands' of
years Bhall have so leveled the great
Rocky Mountain chain that the cvclones
from the Pacific ocean can freely pass
them on their way to the northeast.
There is a gradual ascent from the Mis
sissippi valley to the base of the Rockies,
and the cyclones from the Atlantic ocean.
Caribbean sea, or Gulf of Mexico, can not
ascend this slope with their moisture to
any considerable extent, except when
forced by a rare combination of cosmical
circumstances. The increased rainfall
upon the western plains ot late years has
been almost wholly- due to cosmical
causes, and as soon as these causes cease
to operate the former aridity will return in
very nearly as full force as in former
years. Indeed, it is not difficult to calcu
late just what years will furnish plenty of
rain in western Kansas and what ones
will be accompanied by severe drouth.
I shall undertake ito make these calcula
tions and publish them from time to
time, so that the misguided immigrants
may know what to expect. But the great
trouble is that the very men who need
this advice the most are the ones that
read the least, so that they will not be
apt to know their danger till it is too
late, and they find their hopes blasted by
a fearful and unmerciful drouth, thus
forcibly reminding them that if they
would be numbered among the living in
the "survival of the fittest," they must
read, study, and keep posted. Dodge
Mr. Blake assumes the popular position
when he declares that no very marked in
crease in the quantity of the annual rain
fall can reasonably be expected in west
His talk concerning "the increased
rainfall upon the western plains of late
years" would hardly convey to the stran
ger the idea that this period comprehends
only last year and this, nor that for five
crop seasons preceding the summer 1881
the condition had steadily, but surely,
grown from bad to worse. Such, how
ever, is the fact.
If "it is not difficult" for Mr. Blake "to
calculate just what years will furnish
plenty of rain in western Kansas and
what ones will' be accompanied by severe
drouth," he owes it to the New West
to start his observation mill to grinding
at once. When a man knows how to
teaoh "the misguided emigrants what to
expect," and will not do so, he ought to
be drafted into the service.
The WoBiiD differs radically with Mr.
Blake in his position that, if the people
out here would read his theories and ab
sorb them, prosperity would necessarily
accompany their efforts. The knowledge,
in advance, of what years will bedronthy
would be sweet only while this c'ass of
novelty lasted. We have insisted for the
last half dozen years that he who gathers
about him some live stock, and farms
only with the view of keeping it in proper
condition, is safe out here, regaidlessof
whether any particular year is drouthy
or wet This constitutes stock farming.
It is the primal stone of the industrial
arch here now, and will so remain
as long as the decades of the future are
at all comparable in the conditions of
their seasons with this decade and those
of the recent past
The point where we draw the line is
that farming would not pay here if each
farmer could dictate the extent of his
own yield every year. We tell Mr. Blake
that he 'is a novice in the true ways of
our western civilization if he overlooks
the fact that farming is carried on in
many localities without profit, although
crops are not blighted by drouth. The
assimilation of the crops by live stock
makes a handy and profitable market.
This is the key to the success which
Crowns stock fanning.
Senator Plumb delivered the ad
dress at tho soldiers' re-union at East
Wolf, Russell county, on tho 15th inst.
STOCK FABMIlsra THDE BASIS 0!F OTTiR- laSTiDTTSTJRXIEa
- KEEKEY, KANSAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBEK 24,
NOTHING TANGIBLE. -
The Wa-Keeney- Wouu runs up the
name of John A. Logan at the head.of its
columns as its candidate for president in
1888. It is a trifle early in the day to put
ilhe presidential steeds in training, but the
i hief suggests to the World and the bal
ance of mankind that an improvement
might be made by substituting the name
of John J. Ingalls for that of Logan.
Doctor, you know that neither Jno. J.
Ingalls nor any other man west of the
Mississippi can be nominated in 1888 by
the Republican party for president. Why,
then, fool about Ingalls, whose ability is
conceded, but whose location iB his presi
We have have not hoisted Logan's
name a moment too soon. He is the
greatest citizen soldier, with whom victory
is to be snatched from defeat in 1888.
Not a friend made for him now will de
sert his standard. The more general the
support which is given to him, the surer
will be the harmony of the national con
vention which is to nominate him, and
the larger his vote at the election which
This is an exceptional time in our
country's politics, and it demands excep
tional political methods as far as they
Do you assimilate?
When the "secret society break" on the
part of L. K. Pratt was discovered, why
did not the pious fellows who heard it cir
culate it at the time? and what does such
drivel amount to when it is started on the
eve of an election for the plain purpose
of deceiving the honest voters of this dis
trict! Now to the result: This silly twaddle
will have the effect of making positive
votes for Mr. Pratt, which, but for the
stench thus stirred up by Gilke's friends,
would perhaps have been cast for Gilk,
Moral: A man who is, in every sense,
utterly unfit for judge, is a weak individ
ual with whom fight a bright, working,
thrifty lawyer like L. K. Pratt, and the
survival of the fittest comes on with a
A SENSIBLE RESOL UTION.
The people's mass convention of Gra
ham county, which, two weeks ago to-day,
placed in nomination a county ticket,
adopted this sensible resolution. This,
we take it, makes the voters of Graham
county just about solid for L. K. Pratt f
Resolved, That while we believe the
office of district judge should be regarded
as one non-partisan in character, we cor
dially endorse, and will earnestly support
the candidacy of Hon. Louis K. Pratt for
judge of this judicial district, not alone
because of his eminent fitness for the
honorable and responsible position, but
for the reason that his nomination was
honorably obtained, and it therefore fairly
reflects the will of the Republican voters
of this district.
THE CAMPAIGN KEYNOTE.
With Gilk and his friends, it is dirt or
no campaign !
Let the fact reverberate to the home of
every voter in the seventeenth judicial
Eugene Worcester has conclu
ded not to run all the papers in the wild-and-woolly
West at once. He has, there
fore, sold his interest in the Grainfield
Cap Sheaf to Mr. Enos, and moved to
Colby to stroke the Cat while it purs.
Bat the rascal failed to leave us that lock
of hair which we called for last spring in
the event of his leaving Grainfield. Mr.
Enos is working like a beaver to keep the
Cap Sheaf on, and he seems to be succeed
Gilk's friends would better begin
to show up .some of his good qualities
and rest their slander of L. K. Pratt It
is deucedly poor timber for judge of
whose work, ability or honor nothing
good can be said. Is this bint broad
enough for Gilkeson's friends to grasp?
While the alleged boom proceeds
don't forget that a new church building
most be erected in Wa-Keeney. It is not
the best class of towns which persist in
placing all other improvements in advance
of churches. Naturally, Wa-Keeney be
longs to the best class of towns.
L. K. Pratt is thrifty financially
As far as experience is known, the word
never approached Gilkeson's vocabulary
nearer than the farthest star in the Milky
Way hogs the earth!
3"Special, meeting of tte G. A.
R. Poet at Ellis-was called for last night,
the object, being to organize a Woman's
Relief Corps.. '
W. A. Converse has resigned the
superintendent ot this division of the
U. P. railway. A. T. Palmer, of Wamego,
The Chief claims that the recent
fair at Kirwin was an exception in the
fair line this fall, in that the manage
ment cleared expenses and saved six hun
Hoadley's recent campaign in
Ohio demonstrated anew that an appeal
to the lowest passions in behalf of the
free flowing of whisky damns him who
resorts to it. There are some Democrats
who refuse to swallow such rotten argu
ment C. C. Bestor don't want such
medicine as the Dem. convention dished
up for him last Saturday. See his decli
nation in this World. We will, however,
do Mr. Bestor the credit to say that he is
'well qualified to fill such a position as
It's a daisy judge Gilkeson would
make. His mind would be in tune for
passing on cases for debt Simon Motz
is said to have seven hundred dollars on
his books against this Democratic candi
date for judge, whioh has been due for
years., Motz does not expect ever to get
a dollar of it
A GRIST MILL is needed this fall at
Wa-Keeney. Such' an enterprise would
increase the trade of Wa-Keeney at least
one-third, and enable wheat growers to
realize something for their crops. We
have sung this tune a long while, and
shall clip away on the same chord until
W. H. Lee, who has been in Lane
county since when the memory of the old
est settler mnneth hardly to the contrary,
has taken charge of the Herald at Digh
ton. He is a good printer and editor and
a good man. We predict that he will roll
out one boom of a paper as soon as the
land notices give him room to work.
Symms, who shot and killed a man
at Logan a few weeks ago, has been given
twenty-five years in the penitentiary by
Judge Pratt in the Phillips county court
In the words of the Kirwin Chief, "this is
a life time for Symms, yet a just sentence.
Judge Pratt, during his term of office,
has done much toward ridding the dis
trict of such characters."
The Dutch Advocate at Hays
imagines it is making votes for Gilkeson.
That organ will learn inside of two weeks
that L. X Pratt cannot be fought suc
cessfully on the principle that a lie well
stuck to is as good as the truth. It is
natural, however, for a paper which
openly defends saloon keepers to take up
the cause of A. D. Gilkeson.
Thus sensibly soliloquizes Friend
Jameson in his last week's Golden Belt:
"TheWa-Keeney World flings to the
breeze the name of General John A. Lo
gan for President in 1888. It is believed
by many, and not without reason, that
had Gen. Logan been placed at the head
of the Republican ticket in 1884, we
would not now be living under a -Democratic
L. K. Pratt's nomination was ob
tained fairly. No one who is intelligent,
and at the same time honest, will hint to
the contrary. Therefore, in the absence
of convincing testimony against his ability
or integrity, no Republican can vote
against him with any possible show of
sincerity. No such testimony exists. No
such testimony can be-produced. Draw
your own conclusion!
The Omaha Bee has placed at the
head ot its columns the name of Senator
John J. Ingalls, of this state, as the can
didate for president in 1888, and declares
a belief that if Ingalls were nominated,
the New York Sun would support him.
Kirwin Chief ". We fail to see what the
Sum's support signifies in favor of whom
it supports. It always cursed Grant It
eternally damned Hayes. It worked for
Hancock and against Cleveland. The
54&ay do for a ezpaper, bat, politi
cally, it is simply a miserable crank.
Land Attorney and Real itatt Agent
CONTESTS A SPECIALTY.
Wa-Ksenxt - - Kansas.' -
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Attajs-ai-Law & Real Esbie Ajah
TT WAGNER, 4
Ky Will doctor cattlehorses and all
JOHN A. 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
ed to write me.
S. J.OSBORN. IiEKMONBOE. D. H. HBNKEL.
Osborn, Monroe & Henkel,
REAL ESTATE BROKERS
And Loan Agents,
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.
$ 1 00,000 Money to Loan at 8 Per Cent.
S.R.Cowick. M.D.Hollister. S.R.Hogin
Gowlck, Hollister & Hogin,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
REAL ESTATE DEALEBS.
Will practice in all State and Federal
Courts and before the Government Land
Office. Special attention . given to
Contests. All kinds of legal papers
promptly and accurately diawn
and business for non-resident
attorneys attended to.
DO A GENERAL LAND BUSINESS.
CORRESPONDENCE -:- SOLICITED.
References. Trego County Bank,
Wa-Keeney, Kansas; Tarkio Valley Bank,
Office upstairs in Western Kansas
W. O. HTJOHM, I. A. HUGHES,
Attorney-auLaw. Notary Public.
LAW AND LAND OFFICE
Two Doors Nortl of U. S. Liil 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,
I ITV SMAVlMi I'AKI.IIR.
First door north of City drug storeT
east side of Franklin street.
Everything in Tirst dais Style.
SZ3STGhXi2S CO"3T, 5 CTEHSTrS.
E. S. MILLARD, '
AND FANCY GOODS,' "
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
WA-KEEXEY, K ASS AS,
D. S. CLOTFELTER & CO.,
Agents for the sale of 62,000 acres of se
lected lands, lying in Trego and Graham
counties, belonging td
W. B. KBITCPIELD,
AWD DEALER IN
Wagon Work & Wagon Material,
I can secure, on favorable terms, by
order, any article' which I may not happen
to have on hand.
GHAS. N. BENEDICT,
T OB -A. CO OS,,
Wants to buy all the Pro4ac, at
the highest market price, which the
fanners have to dispose of.
Call and see me.
Hihe Land Agents, 1
K Wa-Keeney tF 1
Hl Branch Office at $3
B Clay Center, Ks. m
H School Land and 4M
SK Deeded Land ym
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