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WESTERN KAS. WORLD.
8. TILTON, - , Editor.
Saturday, November 7, 1885.
CONCLUDED fTJOM FlBST PACE.
years fall of them which tried men's
souls and. women's, too. Mr. Moore
makes an accommodating, safe-to-trust
landlord, and is doing a good business.
Joseph Escher first opened this house
earlv in the fail of- 1878. He ran it, with
varying success, until in 1881, when he
suspended it. The suspension remained
in force until, a few weeks ago, when it
was re opened, with Mrs. A. E. Escher as
proprietor. Joseph does the rustling,
however, and we are pleased to see that
the business is highly successful.
This house was traded for in 1880 or
1881 by M. VV. Beem, who has conducted
a hotel therein the most of the time since.
The Grand Central ought to be good
W. C. Olson built this house iu the
spring of 1879, and he has undoubtedly
made it pay every week since he received
his first customers. Mr. 01on has stuck
to his business, and by this siira he has
prospered. All such men deserve their
OAKES HOUSE. .
This house is the best building in Wa
Keeney for hotel purposes, but it was
built on the wrong street, and theieby
hangs the tale that it ha, taking one
time with another, failed to prosper.
Since the tide of travel set in last spuug
has been an exception to the general rule.
Pagett declares that he made money fast
enough for any use. EJen male a claim
Komething akin to that or having grown
wealthy as landlord in something like
three mouths. Now Fred Dennis is conductor-in-chief,
and they say he is piling
up the ducats in profusion.
W. S. MEVD.
This is one of the oldest of old-timers.
He oegan business at his present stand in
December, 1878, and has been at it eve.
dayfainco. Mr. Mead has made nvmey
by" attention to business we mean to his
own business. He lets that of other
men as severely alone as any other m in
you could possibly find. About the oul
reillv-hard thing we can say of Mead is
that he seems to be a confirmed old
bacneior. . All the same, howover, we are
ready to say that he has well earned his
success in Wa-Keeney, and that he is a
citizen in whose welfare we take a just
a. c FRICK
Came to Wa-Keeney from Ford county,
Kansas, in the fall of 1832. He his, from
small beginnings, built up an etensive
livery business. He deserves the success
which has crowned his efforts.
LAND ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS.
OSBORN, MONROE AHENKEIi.
Osborn & Monroo do a very extensive
business as attorneys before the TJ. S
land office and as land agents. The co
partnership between these two men was
formed in the fall of 188-J. Osborn
came to Wa-Keeney in the fall of 187i,
and began the practice of law. Literalh
speaking, his first good grab of bread and
butter came with his assistance in the
successful defense of the case of the St-ito
vs. Thorpe for setting the town on fire.
He, the next year, made a handsome fee
iu the defense of Nixon, the murderer,
who is now serving a life sentence in the
state penitentiary. Monroe is a rustling
business man, iu whoso word we have the
utmost faith. He is ready to work for
whatever success he asks. D. H. Heikel
came from Abilene late last jear. He i
an active real estate rustler.
jonN a. nelson
Has been in business hero ever since
in the summer of 1879. Until the death
of that gentleman last fall, he was associ
ated with Judge W. H. Fuson as attorney
and land agent. Nelson is the agent for
the sale of U. P. railway lands in this
county, and he transacts considerable
real estate business aside from this.
To W. R McKniffht who holds forth in
' Wa-Keenev. and his brother, G. FM who
manages, as their circulars run, a "branch
office at Clay Center, ' is unquestionably
dun the credit of di-tancing all competi
tion at this place in anticipating the mag
nitude of the boom which has been wit
nessed in western Kansas since early last
Hpnng. In other wot dp, they were ad-.er
Using all last winter, in one way or au-
other, tho big inducements which awaited
the immigrant to western Kansas. The
boys have won.
W. S. MCGINNIS
Is a live young man, who offices with
Xelson. He is succeeding on tho merits
of his labors as a land agent who believe
of this country wnat lie preacues or h to
other people Mr. MrGinni", prior to lo
cating in Wa-Keeney this fall, hnd lived
in the northwest part of Ness county sev
eral vears, and was interested in the cat
A. H. BLAIR
Located in Wa-Keeney in the fail or
1879,. when tho government land ollice
was moved here. He has conducted a
prosperous business as lni.d attorney bo
fore tho U. S. land office, and has acted
as agent in real estate to some extent.
BAKER k SONS
Came here early last spring from En
terprise, in this state. They have d( no a
mammoth business, not only as at'ornevp
before the TJ. S. laud office, but in the
canncitv of pellinir lands. They are in
terested largely in the new town of Fam
ilton, in the eastern part of Gove county.
To those who know the facts, it will not
h regarded ns flattery on our part foV u
to class this firm among onr very be;t cit
izens, and this, too, without any desire to
discriminate against anybody else.
Have been in business here about a
month. Thev have lots of land to sell,
and can be relied upon.
j. w. CARSON,
As we have taken occasion to remark
before, has the best location for a lan-t
business which we know of in western
Kansas. At his office, immediately nnder
the U. S. land office, his most sanguine
ambition for an extensive practice is being
realized, and this in the face of the fact
that he has had only time to turn around
fairly since locating in this business.
Captain Carson is worthy of the entire
' confidence of all concerned.
COWICK k HOIiLTSTER
Are in the enjoyment of a paying prac
tice before the government land office,
and are selling considerable land. Mr.
Cowick has been in business here about
two month?, and Mr. Hollijter flbout
? "J2: -T nnfLfoTe
them about like western mirages show to
the minds of the folks who write about
a B. HOGIN
Is a stirring young man, who can get
over as as much countr-, and attend to as
much business, in as short a time as any
person whom we happen to know, lie
has been in business here something
more than two months, and does his share
of the business as a land attorney ana
real estate agent Mr. Hogin was m the
office with 'Osborn & Monroe for some
weeks before going into business on tus
CXOSE, BROS, k CO.
Have an office here just had it opened
this week where they offer for sale half
a million acres of land. Mr. J. B. Hogan
is their gentlemanly agent at Wa-Keeney.
8. M. HUTZETj.
Mr. Hutzel came to Wa-Keeney early
last spring from Hays City. He is atten
tive to business, and has been prosperous
a A. BEWERS.
Mr. Beavers came hero last spring, and
has been dealiug extensively in land. His
success has been satisfactory.
MRS. J. R SNIDER.
This lady is within one or two families,
we reckon of being the oldest settler in
Trego county. She bakes bread, and we
can cheerfully recommend it for excel
lence, and at the same time hope to do
her a good turn by recommending her
BAKERY AND CONFECTIONERIES.
Has been in this business three or four
months. He seems to be doing well
enough. He operates the bakery at Law
rence & Hall s.
W. H keeler
Is the only one w e have now. He came
from Clay Center, in this state, last win
ter, has m.ide money, and served this
community mang a splendid turn. We,
of course, would not say this if we did
not consider him an excellent artist in his
line. He is assisted by a brother whom
we consider equally skilled in barber
A. P. LIFE
Located in his present business in Sep
tember, 1880. He is one of the straight
est, in a moral sense, who ever settled in
western Kansas. He has no reason to
complain of the success which has crown
ed his pegging away. Since competition
came ho has seemed to bo about as busy
as no used to be before.
Has stuck to shoemaking and repair
ing since lool, we believe. He is an
adept in this line, and has experienced
no great difficulty in pounding and sow
ing a living and something more out of
the busiuess. In his real estate, down on
Big creek, Mr. Reddig has something even
better than his layout in town, we pre
JOHN A. NELSON.
He has been in practice at this place
since tho spring of 1879; has been count
attorney several tenns.
OSBORN A MONROE.
Mr. Osborn is mentioned as a lawyer
elsewheie. Mr. Monroe is a practicing
Are lawyers, with an important case
pending for tho coming term of our dis
s. R. HOOtN
Is a practicing lawyer of promise
PHYSICIVNS A:ND SURGEONS.
A. B JONES
Has been in active practice for some
three years, and has succeeded admira
bly. h. r. wilcox's
Practice here dates back some eighteen
month". Ke is a h( muepath. He is also
a dental suigeon. Ho seems to be suc
r. H. CONGER
Piacticcd medicine leirulariy in Wa
Keeney from in the 6pring of 1879 until
along in tho winter of 1880 81. Since
then he has responded only to pressing
calls. He has huge experience as a phy
sician and surgeon, and theie is no doubt
ing his thorough ability.
J. B YOUNG
Has been engaged in the dental prac
tice in these parts since Wa-Keeney was
Began blacksmithing in Wa-Keeney
in about tho first part of 1880. Ho has
won. Tho reason lies in two points
skill and pitch-in.
Fuller opened- his shop in the fall of
1878. With the exception of a year or so,
when he went west as far as Denver to
grow up with tho country, he he has stay
ed in Wa-Keeney.
. BEN JACKSON
Holds his own with the rest of the
blacksmiths, if ho has been in the busi
ness at this place only about a ear.
GRAIN AND FEED.
Thee are kppt by C. M. Paull. Wcr
lich & Kershaw, Lawience & Hall, all of
whom are mentioned elsewhere.
Are growing numerous. E. S. Millard
runs one Dr Wilcox another, and there
perhaps are others vet.
The Presbyterian church, with a pulpit
filled by Rev. J. A. Stajt, Methodist, fills
the religious world, aside from weekly
Is held in tho church building each
Sundnv afternoon, at 3 o clock. Captain
J. W. Carson is superintendent. There is
an efficient corps of teachers, consisting
of 'Mrs. Fuson, Dr. Wilcox, J. H. March,
Mrs J. W. Carson, Mrs. J. B. Walker and
Mrs. G. L Verbeck.
THE COUNTY OFFICES
Are filled by Geo. Pinkham, connty
clerk; James Kelly, treasurer; F.ff. Con
ger, probate judge; A. H. Blair, court
clerk; Ben C Rich, superintendent of
public schools; 'J. A. Kelson, county at
torney; L E. Bushman, register of deeds;
Joshua Groft, coroner; Geo. Baker, sher
iff; C. J. Ferris surveyor; A. W. Furifi-
J T TW W1,1 and W. J? . JUffiT. OOm-
of the countv we say irej. -
in Kansas; and we are disposed, on more
than one account, to place Trego at the
head of Kansas counties in the point of
official financial management.
A good one is in training. The instru
ments are in hand.
The Free Masons have had a lodge
here since in the fall of 1881. The order
is in a flourishing condition financially
and as to membership. v
The Grat?d Army of the Republic has
had a post at Wa-Keeney since the fall of
1882; aptain Trego Post, No. 107, De
partment of Kansas. It is named in
honor of Captain Trego, of the 8th Kan
sas infantry Governor Martin's regi
mentwho fell at the battle of Chicka
manga. The membership of the post is
not large, but the chances will be ample
to add largely to its numbers the coming
The Knights of Labor have, not only
a strong lodge, but a good building of
their own. The lodge at this place has
been formed some two years.
The public schools of this district con
sist of four departments, with Schuyler
Opp as principal; Mrs. W. H. Fuson,
teacher of the grammar department; Mrs.
J. B. Youug. of the intermediate depart
ment, and Mrs. J. W. Carson, of the pri
mary depnrtment. More than one hun
dred pupils are in attendance, and these
schools are well conducted.
Mr. Baker is a pioneer in the meat bus
iness in Wa-Keeney, having worked in T.
P. Vaille'8 market a year or more, and
then bought him out in the fall of 1880.
George, about eighteen months ago, sold
his market to W. S. Harrison, but he has
opened a new one within the past month.
He is doing a thriving business.
W. S. HARRISON.
Before buying Mr. Baker's market, Mr.
Harrison had run one of his own in Wa
Keeney. He understands the business in
all its phases, as his success furnishes am
ple evidence. Mr. Harrison also deals in
hides, furs, pelts, etc.
Keep a lemonade and confectionery
stand, dealing in fruits to some extent.
There are several, and they have more
work than they can do.
There are two one in connection with
the Oakes House, and the other in the
first room west of tho Grand Central.
C. W. F. STREET
Runs a tinware store, manufactures a
good many of his goods, puts metal roofs
on houses, erects windmills, and is a thor
ough mechanic. He is one of the men who
have staved with the New West since
1877. He has good ranch property and a
big herd of cattle.
COOPER A MICKEL,
In their business cards, call themselves
the Wa-Kceney well drillers. They have
been dridiug a good many wells of late.
There are, we believe, three Other firms
of well drillers who make Wa-Keeney
THE CITY GOVERNMENT.
Last, but perhaps not least, is the fact
that Wa-ee'iey has been incorporated
as a citj sinco in 1830. Among the bene
fits of having a mavor, a police judge, a
maifehal and a set of conncilmen are the
care which has beeu givtn to the cultuie
of trees in our parks, keeping the streets
and sidowalks in some sort of shape, look
ing after thegeneial sanitary condition,
and requiring unifomuty in fixing fire
flues as a prevention of fire.
Louis Foster, aged about 27 years,
died of malarial fever, on Tuesday,"at the
residence of Mr. Ferris, in this city. He
had been confined to his bed about ten
days. Prior to that he had been working
a short time for Mr. Lipe in the shoeshop.
Wm. Foster, a brother of the deceased,
arrived from Sidney, Ohio, Wednesday
evening, and started back, Thursday
morning, with the remains. Wm. Foster
gave to Mr. and Mrs. Fei?is great credit
for the kind care which they had given
his brother, and we are sure they deserved
it. He even wanted .them to accept a
larger sum for their trouble than they
charged or would consent to accept.
County Treasuier Kelly saved the
state upwards of fifty dollars by making
his quarterly remittance to the state
treasurer by. money order. The amount
was $150. Wonder if this was ever done
before in Kansas. Our attentive readers
will not fail to recall the trip of the treas
urer of Sheridan county, two or three
years back, when his jaunt to Topeka to
make one of his quarterly settlements
with the state treasurer cost tho state
more than the treasurer turned in I
As cold as it was yesterday, the
suckers were snapping at the soap man's
"bargains" on the street. He wrapped a
money bill around some of the pieces of
soap." This excited the crowd, but the
soap seller knew his business.
We have a large number of this
week's World for sale. We shall not
consider it an insult if every one whom we
have noticed calls for from a dozen to a
State Auditor McCabe stopped in the
city Wednesday night He was on his
way to Topeka, having been up nf 'Gra
ham county to cast a vote for the Repub
A little rain fell night before last, and
some snow came yesterday, but it melted
as fast as it fell.
Wilson, Murray & Co. are now
open for business, and propose to
do a general banking: business. We
recommend them to the public
MEAT - MARKET,
JJBgeo. baker, V
H Proprietor, S
BEST PRICES PAID
GASH PAID FOR
HIGHEST MARKET PRICES PAID
CONSTANTLY ON HAND,
AND SOLD AT
TREGO COUNTY BANK,
J. H MARCH & CO., BANKERS.
DEALS IN REAL ESTATE.
flST'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 and does
a general banking business.
WERLICH & K ERSHA W
Are again in trade at their old stand and are prepared to
supply everyone with
ROCERIESJ (FLWR) (F0l (MDgi
Stoves, Tinware, Queensware, &c &a
Have a Car Load of Barbtd Wire at the Lowest Prices. Give us a
Call and see our Prices.
Agtnts for the STUDEBAKER Wagon and McCORMICK Reaper and Mower.
Wo now have a Tinner emplored, andar ready to do any kind of Tnrwork
FOR FAT STOCK
HIDES AND FURS.
MORGAN & DANN,
W. F. PAGETT,
-:Hats, Gaps, Gloves,:-
BOOTS AND SHOES.
In fact, anything yon 'want, or can
get in a first-class store
I have it.
As fine a line as you will find
LOWER THAN lllli!
Come and See Me !
Won't be Undersold!.
If you don't believe it, I will;
Lots of things too numerous to -mention.
A M SMI
No Troubles Show Goods..