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Tor President-Elect in "1888,
OF ILLINOIS j,
W. Wilson, late of Buff.ilo Park,
later of Wallace, has opened a hotel at
Oakley, "we see hv the oinf.
The 0aA7 Opinio)) strike- Bro'l -crEnos
under the belt, anl ho should re
Bent it. It charges that "he couie out
last "week with a 'well wrote' biography, or
"the business mm" n" rrinpl 1.
Napoleon toe tn:si. . ..
eon stated, 1 d so mucli that Ki? ? 1 e--came
second nature to him Fn'i wo
read this, our lack of knowledge as to tlip
number of Napoleons there are in the
world was trnly appa'infr.
Oaeley Opinion: The mun lh-'
-oame to Oakley to file on a well (imbered
claim has found an analogous pari nor h
the fellow that homesteaded N. Silei'f
ranch; they both left disputed. 10 a"
ter taking eonie of N. S' blacksnako sauce
"Charley Miller, our candi
date," merrily chirps thoHays Kf
Sentinel. In order to appreciate the hi
dicrousncBS of the thing, one has only to
reflect a few of the very many charges of
"the most extreme character which the
Eflme paper made against this same
Miller during the canvass two yeais ago.
The Opinion states Unit a petition
io the school superintendent of Trego
county, to create an assistant superin
teudent in St. John township, is in circu
lation. That paper declares that Oakley
will soon have an educational institution.
It means, we infer, that a free school v. ill
be planted there. This is the model edu
cational institution on these broad Kan
The pur of the Thomas (latin the
political field is precisely right: "The
election for judge occurs on Nov. 3. The
only legal voting place in tho connh is it
Otterbourne post-olfice Iu onlor th it
Thomas may be represented iu the con
tentions next year with the delegates she
deserves, it is necessary for the vomers to
turn out. There should be at least 300
votes cast for judge."
Mrs. James G. Blaine, all the
way from that city in Maine called
Augusta, spent a week ago last Sunday at
Fort Haj e. As our readers havo already
if had reason to know, Colouel Uoppinger,
r who is in command at the fort has a
daughter of James G. Blaine for his wife.
Mrs. Coppinger had been on a visit to
Augusta, and her mother accompaniell
her home. Mrs. Blame started homo on
Monday, the 19 inst.
"A7t oro -in vwninf. irf :i nnnv (A
John county, by Edward Kleist. The
Cflmon is a six-column folio, is edited
with industry and spirit, and will succeed
as long as the boom lasts, if not longer.
Home advertisers appear in considerable
numbers in the Opinion among the more
prominent being our friend, L. A. Fisher,
of Oollyer and Oakley.
Mr. Beveridge, who is stopping
in this city temporarily, sent to the Green
castle, Ind., Banner a copy of the Worid
in which appeared our article placing
'General Logan in nomination fo the
presidency. That journal publishes a
good portion of our article, giving it this
introduction: "The Western Kansas
World, published at Wa-Keeney, Kau
w, hoists the name of Gen. John A Lo
$an for President in 1888, and expresses
pr the belief that many other papers will do
Z to. during the ensuing year, especially
b those conducted by men who served in
nf r the Union army during the rebellion."
The political situation .in Russell
eocnty inclines to be interesting, not to
aay delicate. The Bepublican county
central committee placed on the ticket a
candidate for sheriff, and the Record
which has always been true-blue Bad.,
will not support him That paper claims
thatr he is not the choice of the party in
the county for the place. If Brother
'Franklin ib sure of hia ground, we see
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pouucaiiy, it lS'prerxy weit Known, au
least from here down to 'Bussell, that
the World is Bepublican so straight as
1o be inclined to..lean backward a little.
The Wa-Keeney World of last week
pronounces strongly in favor of Gen
John A. Logan for presidnt in 18HQ.
While we ae not ready to swing our ha
on an event fo far in the future, we rnaj
be excused for hazarding the opinion that
h.vl that soldier's fiiend been to the forp
on the ticket last year removals on ac
count, of "offensive pa: tisanship" would
not be so common as at present. AV.
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The editors of the Wwc are old sol
dierr. They know that the great bulk of
the old soldier element, desire General
T '-g1!! fo- ihe "Republican stanlard bear
ei in 1QCP A few. (if them question hic
al):lih to carrv Naw Yo k state, and are,
therefore, undeid d as to whether i
would be policy to nominate him. The
yVe-rs admits the sophistry of this argu
ment when it sajs: "We may be excused
for h zardinar the opinion that had that
sd'ier's friend 'een to th fore on th
tckt-t last jea', i em ovals on account o
offensive p-u tranship' would not be to
common at present." The .Vc.iw mem
that in ttrit eent John A. Logan would
now be president. We meant the same
thing wheu his n.ime was placed at tin
in ist head of the 'onrn ior the campaig !
ot 18S. If ho could have earned Now
York List y ar, what on earth can con
spue fo pieveut his do.nj so iu 1888:
This is the question we want answeied.
It is the po nt o this whole coutiorersy.
The World believes that General Lo
gan -vill carrv New York in 1838.
WE SHOULD SNICKER.
The Wa-Keeney World says it is go
ing to open its heavy artillery this week
in its defence of L K Pratt. The World
does not carry guns of large enough
calibi e to make very hard hits in this di
rection, as L. K. P's. case is too far gone.
His aufi--ecict so 'iety utterances hae
knocked his judicial gooe ''higher than a
kite." .tv- denid'- I'winui Adjoaite.
"Duke" Sweet, of the A tvneafe, has
hold of a job which sizs up with that
which the calf took when it posted itself
on the lailroad tisick to "standoff' the
tiain. In f ict, th duke became the wil
ling cpoii'or of u -et uf fallows whoso
brazen aiaoutery i equallel only b
cr.jzincs3. The ucatit without having
iieaid L. 'v. Piatt say auj thing against
sec et soeietie , onl too willingly cor
raled hat v in R imorsaid. .-n I sought to
impress upon it the stamp of tiuth The
aboition was detected i mine liateh b. the
pies of the distiict au I b. ecer on-' else
who thought a mouie it concerning it.
The World cai rie guns heavy enough
to shoot Ihe liver out of all such rot. It
has shown the people the facts in the
case. This is enough. Next Tuc-da
they will adm-nistei a do-o to deina
ogueo that will make them wish some of
these fellows could get their iumpsout of
sight while their heads are stuck into the
Twenty-five hundred majority for L- K.
TKSTIMOM' OF A HEARER.
Those who know Mr. M. M. Fuller, of the
Ellis Hctirlliit, will experience no diffi
culty whatever in b lk ing the utterances
below. Iu his pa.e this week, he adds
emphasis to tho pointed d nial of Mr.
Pratt contirms expressly eery word of
Mr. Piatt s denial. The foolery of tho
Dutch Aduncate has been an abortion of
the most intensely abortive order. Hear
We were present and heard every word
of the conversation between Mr. Boeder
"and Mr. Pratt in legard to Masonr , and
the statement of L. K. Pratt in the
above letter, as to what ha said, is correct
Mr. Pratt used the language and words
as given in the letter. VTe don't believe
that Boeder Bros, ever authorized the
German Amniacn AjlIzo ate to use thoir'
names in counecti n with this btateim nt.
Another fact that leads us to tLis con-i
elusion, is thifc sifter Mr. Piatt lrfr
Messrs-. ueeaer s oaice, Air. James i eeaer
and myself had quite an animated dis-
cussion, as to what Mr. Pratt said or the
meaning of the language ucel, and we
agreed that what Mr. Pratt said was true
to a-greater or less extent in all secret
This is what we mean to say for L. K
Pratt as to every county in the district,
with the possible exception of Ellis, and
he may carry that.
This fact, we are aware, dees not lesson
the heinousness of the conspiracy against day to an audience of not less than 3,000.
him on the part of a few so-called Ue- Captain Ward was his private secretary
publicans alonir this line of railroad. Tt . The captain is a splendid maivand we
does show, though, how puny their efforts
L. K. Pratt for jr.dge by a majority of
at least twenty-five hundred!
stock: jpjtti&T3r3- Tms sjlsxs of oxts, nEnDTrsTiaiiss.
- HEENEY, KA3STSAS, SATTIBDAY 'OCTOBER .31
'PEACE REIGNS TN WARSAW:1
Hon. L. K. Pratt, Republican candi
late for judge, stopped in Wa-Keeney
'ast Sunday ni-dit. He wont east Mon
lay morning, intending to stop at Ellis.
True to our estimate of the man, Mr.
Pratt came down to meet his tradxicers.
Fho trip will result in doing him good.
The people are like God in at loast one
respect. They hate a coward. Mr.
Pratt's bravery, we repeat, will do him
good, although the "tempest in a teapot,"
which a few of his personal enemies had
raised so foolishly, was really at an end
already. Thev could dupe no Bepubli
can lawyer into running against the reg
ular nominee. They, therefore, stopped
all at once in their mad career.
Twenty-five hundred majority for L,
K. Pratt next Tuesday!
YVhilb going to, while at, and
vhile coming from the recent soldiers'
re-union at Topeka, we had the pleasure
of meeting Mr. Irad W. Gray, of Plain ville.
Rooks county. He is a gentleman of
good address. The Republicans of Books
county have his name on their ticket for
sheriff this fall. His friends in and
around Plainville are loud in their praise
of Mr. Gray, an 1 declare that he must be
elected by a handsome majority. Of
course, the Would hopes to see the elec
tion result this way. Books Republican,
we believe, are pretty good at standing b
The On hie ij Opinion has gone into
the business of describing milages. This
is a subject which admits of -infinite ex
pansion, and. that paper seems to know it.
EFeieis a startor: "On Friday morning
a beautiful miiage was visible here. On
the western horizon Monument, which is
situated in a hollow eleven mile3 we&t,
was plainly visible, and to the right and
left lay several beautiful lakes of clear
water, while ia the south a great mount
ain arose, wheie formerly only the level
pniirie was- seen. It was indeed a beauti
ful panorama and attracted quite an at
tention." Oltr pride i genuine at h iving iv
ccued a pamphlet containing the ad-dies'-es
of welcome by Governor Martin,
September 29, 188a, to the soldiers and
cailors at the state re-union, and to the
Kansas National gnard. These addresses
are rich contributions to the literature of
the times. Governor Martin is an odito
rial writer of gieat ccporience, and has an
exceedingly strong, and at the same time
graceful, manner of ghing expiession to
hi' thoughts. And he is one of the small
class of men who are always crowded
During the recent great bereavement
of Mr. E.-S. Millard and his family, their
neighbors in the town and the county
have been exceedingly kind. They desire
that we givo expression to their extreme
tlipnkfnlness for these friendly manifesta
tions. Mrs. E. D. Wheeler, of this city, has
been very sick for two weeks or so, re
quiring the almost constant attendance of
her husband at her bedside. Mr. and
Mrs Wheeler traveled extensively last
spring and summer, taking in California
and other portions of the West, and stop
ping only a short time in one place, and
Mrs. Wheeler became seriously fatigued.
They located in Wa-Keeney some weeks
Judge Henry S. Kelly, of Savannah,
Mo., in company with Hon. S. J. Osborn,
was a welcome caller last Saturday. The
judge and two of his sons were looking
after land. Judge Kelly and Mr. Osborn
were acquaintances back in Missouri
Mr. Kelly is serving his third term as
judge of the 29th judicial circuit of Mis-
j soun. Ho is a roOTiizo I aitinnt m
t.i mnHn nni io tho nnthnr nf TTilv'c
Criminal Law and Civil Practicp, works
which are in extensive use in Kansas.
Captain W. H. Ward, of Topaki,
gave the World a pleasant call on Tues
day. He has designs, wo guess, upon
some portion of our new West. The cap
tain had not been here before since the
, Fonrth of July, 1879, when he accompa
nied Governor St John hither. The gov
ernor delivered the oration here on that
would like dearly to have him for a neigh
bor. Talking about July 4, 1879: No
such crowd has eVer been in Wa-Keeney
since then, although the turnout on every
pubjio occasion has been splendid.
Partial Pen Picture.
j ha s St n Sentinel, 22.
Business before the U. S. land Office
took us" to Wa-Keeney the first of the
week; and such a rush for land we never
witnessed. The two officers and five ef
ficient clerks work from ten to twelve
hours a day. The office is only opened
for an hour each day, during which time
settlers are allowed to file their applica
tions. When we left there Tuesday morn
ing, there were over one thousand appli
cations on. file, that had not been acted
upon by the office business is coming in
much faster than the office can dispose of
it in other words the office is running
farther behind each day. The officers
have asked several times to have the force
increased, but the reform administration
fails to see the necessity. The Begister
and Beceiver are paying three clerks out
of their own pockets just to keep in sight
of tho business that is accumulating.
We talked with many settlers, who had
been waiting their turn for ten days, and
they only hoped to get their papers by
next Saturday. The Government can bet
tor afford to pay clerk hiro than a hun
dred settlers can afford to wait away from
home and on expense a week for their papers.
Special Clubbing Offer.
We call the attention of our readers to
our advertisement in another column, of a
special offer we make them, to furnish
them tho Western Haxsas World club
bed wTith The Leavenworth Daily
Times, both papers one year for $5, or
the Western Kansas World and the
Leavenworth Weekly Times one year,
both papers, for 2.00.
This is an unprecedented offer, and our
readers should , avail themselves of it
The Leavenworth Times stands at the
head of .'Kansas newspapers and should
be in every home. You cannot expend a
few dollars to better advantage than to
avail yourself of this offer and secure two
first class "newspapers for tho price of one.
5end in your subscriptions.
Well, the pusn-out is nearing the
westernmost limits of Kansas. A stage
line, Mr. John T. Allen, of Wallace, tells
us, is about to be opened between that
place and Greeley Center, in Greeley
county. He also says that the same kind
of an arrangement is. to be opened be
tween Wallace- and Scott City, in Scott
Mr. W. S. Varnum is teaching the
school at Ogallah. He is employed for
a six months' term. He opened the
school on Monday of last week. Mr.
Varnum has the reputation of being an
excellent teacher. The family have taken
up their residence at Ogallah for the win
ter, at least
Dr. Buck, superintendent of the
State Beform school, has been up to look
at his ranch and other things this week.
The doctor struck a very handsome thing
when he purchased his ranch down on
Big creek. v
Attention is called to the sale of cat
tle, which is advertised elsewhere in this
issue, by N. W. Mickey, two and a half
miles west of Plainville, Books county.
Mr. Mickey seems to offer some good bar
gains. Fred W. Dennis took chargo of the
Oakes House last Sunday morning. Mr.
Eden made money in the business, but he
wants to re3t awhile. He and Mrs. Eden
started to Dlinois Wednesday morning.
Mr. T. C. Flory, of the Longton
(Kan.) Times, has been a welcome caller
at different times of late. He has been
here on land office business, having taken
land out in Greely county.
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By a "letter received from Frank Mor
gan, Esq., we see that he is attending "a
very pleasant school, which' is building
up a "splendid reputation,' and 'Des
Moines is on the boom."
Col. Doran, quartermaster of the De
partment of Kansas, G. A B., has been in
town almost two weeks, on land business.
He live3 at Wichita.
Mrs Dr. Jones and her brother,
Charles Gibson, returned to Wa-Keeney
last week from a lengthy, visit in.Jowa.
Louis Ducros has had a well sunk
a hundred feet into his town lot, with
the result of finding plenty of good water.
Hon. W. H. Piikenton was at
Belleville, Bepublic county, in the early
part of the week.
Mr. Hoffman, G. W Crane & Co's
traveling agent, was in town on Monday.
J. B. Kershaw is building ah addition
to the south, fide of Wsreeidence- ,
Right This W'ay
Come to Collyer, and buj your
Posts, POSTS, Posts.
We are carrying a Grand Stock of t
FURNITURE, STOVES, CARPETS, OIL GLOTH,
PUMPS, HAY .BAKES,. "M0LIUE WAGONS.
PUNTS, OILS, GLASS IND PUTTY,
We liave thie Largest Stock
in tlie TVTest
Do not buy Goods -- no matter what you ai
needing -'- until you come to Collyer and,-- -
see Goods and Prices. . .
MAKE OUR STORE HEADQUARTERS WHILE
Al Ms of PMb lata i Effiteip !
BUFFALO PARE, KANS;
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