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For Prrtident-Elect in 1888,
GNnxeral Joiui Au Xjogazi,
tThe Prairie Owl is a new paper
in Seward County.
Webster, Rooks county, if the
claim of the Eagle is not unfounded, is a
city of music.
Leoti City, Wichita county, is a
rustling town, if the Standard of that
place don't misrepresent.
Is it possible that St. John did not
receive a special invitation to attend the
funeral of Vice President Hendricks?
The 'World's choice for presi
dent in 1888 is the Leavenworth Times'
man for president fro tempore of the
United States Benate.
Leoti City, Wichita county, has
a new paper called the Standard, It is a
very creditable sheet in all respectB. C.
S. Triplett is the editor and manager.
The death of that old-tinier, Mr.
Frank McNulty, of Stockton, is a matter
of deep regret on the part of his many
friends. He was in the Union army
about all through the war, but was yet a
5 oung man when he died.
Some teamsters are reported by
the Standard as getting mad, and threat
ening to give Leoti City some back-handed
advertising, because the merchants re
fuse to pay them more for hauling than
teamsters already engaged were charging.
. The Kansas legislature, it is as
serted editorially by many of our esteem
ed exchanges, will meet in extra session
some time in January next. It don't seem
to make any difference whether the gov
ernor takes a notion to call a special ses
sion or not.
' In a Commonwealth of early this
week, the statement was made that State
Superintendent Lawhead was about to
take a trip out to "Wallace to investigate
complaints of the illegal sale of school
lands, and that from there he would go
Bouth to the Santa Fe railroad country on
That Eagle over at Webster is
emphatic, if not peculiarly accurate in
synonyms and other little points in gram
mar. Listen at it on the appointment of
ex-Governor Glick as pension commis
sioner. In the meanwhile, the band will
please strike up a lively air: "Good Lord,
what has the pensioners of Kansas done,
that they should be tortured in this way?
The appointment of old Jeff. Davis to the
same position in Alabama, w now in
order. Anybody for pension commission
er except Jeff. Davis, ex-Gov. Glick, Sa
tau and the Devil."
The World has read this item
in so many papers within the last few
months that we have concluded to pub
lish it as the surest method of putting an
end to its further appearance as editorial
matter. Our prairie dog reporter happens
to be out. We can not vouch, therefore,
for the entire truth of this narrative, but
hope it is true; it reads so smoothly: "A
Nebraska man has settled the question of
how prairie dogs obtain the water they
drink. He says they dig their own wells,
each village having one with a concealed
opening. He knowB of one such well 200
feet deep, having a circular staircase lead
ing down to the water."
The article which we publish
elsewhere on "The Streams of West
ern JCansas" will repay a careful
The Western Kansas World
aims to familicfize its readers with
the true character of western Kan
sas. In order to do this, what is
under the ground is as much an ob
ject of investigation as what is above
It occurs to the World to drop a
i couple of hints in this direction,
which will suggest others to enquir
ing minds: It is quite certain that,
in very many western Kansas local
ities which have been considered
dry, the closeness of water to the
surface renders the securing of the
article in ample quantities for do
mestic and live stock jfurposes a
SBtat6er of ease, not to mention that
' the supply to be thus doveloped
, will, in some cases, be adequate for
tfieirjrjwting of considerable ground.
m& tfee- period is in dawn when
tret culture will not be undertaken
iishl an Examination of the conti-
f guiif of the limestone formation to
the &rface has been made, with the
'tiew'of shunning such spots for
kihis branch of industry.
TOPEKAS FUTURE ASSURED
Constitutes a prominent headline
in Tuesday morning's Common
wealth. ''Ordinarily, it would be fair
to pronounce" this headline a joke,
for is not the future of all Kansas
towns assured? But the paper is in
earnest, and produces figures to
prove it. Here is the concluding
It is timely mention, too, to say that in
stead of Kansas City getting the pension
office and various other institutions from
Topeka, we will take from the city at the
mouth of the Kaw, a number of the rail
ways now terminating within her corpo
ration. The World trusts that the Com
monwealth is posted in the premises.
On general principles, the draining
of the resources of the great state of
Kansas to perpetuate the fortunes of
a Missouri city seems absurd enough
to make the average Kansan very
sick. Yet, with the vast prestige'
which Kansas has already given to
Kansas City as a commercial metrop
olis, nothing tliis side of heroic
measures, stuck to with the most in
tense persistency, will avail any
thing. This principle admits of
easy illustration. Kansas City occu
pies the finest natural location in the
lower Missouri valley for a great
commercial center. This seems to
be quite evident when the past ca
reers of Leavenworth and St. Joseph
are taken into account. Prior to
the new commercial era begotten by
the late war, each of these places
did a far greater business than Kan
sas City. We regard the statement
as entirely fair, that the war built
up Leavenworth and tore down Kan
sas City. Following the close of
that struggle, a few men saw the
possibilities which were afforded
Kansas City by her location. It
is unnecessary to explain in this con
nection how Leavenworth frittered
away her opportunities, beyond ob
serving that she felt secure. Leav
enworth felt this way until Kansas
City had gained a good portion of
the advantages which she has used
to such thorough advantage. The
avidity with which Kansas has pat
ronized Kansas City has constituted
the real commercial backbone of that
place. To expect a general with
drawal of this support, and the con
sequent decay of Kansas City, would
be to expect a miracle in the com
mercial world. G
There is a bare possibility of build
ing up a commercial center in Kan
sas. The most natural place to do
this is at West Kansas City. We
mean the advantages there, at pres
ent, are as ten to one for any other
Kansas point. But, after all, what
real Kansan outside of Wyandotte
county would not as lief go into
Kansas City with his custom, and be
done with all contention? If there
is in Kansas one point with any nat
ural adaptability for overcoming the
mistake of Kansans in building up a
Missouri city, that point would seem
to be Topeka. That place seems to
be a coming railroad center. With
this realized, and the prevalence of a
proper commercial spirit on the part
of her people, no reason appears to
us why she shall not, as far, at least,
as Kansas business may be concern
ed, become a respectable rival of
Kansas City in the jobbing field.
Even after the realization of this
change, however, nothing short of a
spirit of brave adherence on the part
of the better class of Kansas busi
ness men to the fortunes of their
own state could result in the success
of this movement. . It is fair to pre
sume that the business man who is
after the very biggest possible aggre
gation of the almighty dollars, re
gardless of what course the public
interests of his state should inspire
on his part, would find greater stocks
of goods and a fractional difference
in the matter of cheapness in the
Kansas City wholesaleihouses. Uni
ted effort, combined with steadiness
of purpose, would soon level distinc
tions of this character. A probable
result of this determination on the
part of Kansas buhi? men would
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be the establishment of jobbing
houses at Topeka by a portion of the
better class of Kansas City jobbers.
This would be a complete 'remedy
for this danger. a
At all events, the possible harvest
is worth the effort. Let it be he
NOT APT TO PAY.
The illegal taking of school land
is likely to cost more, than it comes
Attorney General Bradford is re
ported to have found that in the un
organized counties of Scott, Wich
ita, Greeley, Hamilton and Seward,
fully 3,000,000 acres had been ille
gally taken. It is reported that he
will extend his investigations east
through Meade, Clark, Commanche
Ex-President Hayes was accord
ed "the place of honor" at the Hendricks
funeral exercises on Tuesday. This
would seem to indicate that there has
been a general weakening of the cry of
"fraudulent president" all along the Dem
ocratic line. This deduction seems, in
fact, to rest on a sure foundation, for
would the place of honor be accorded to
an ex-president, who was at the time sup
posed to have been a fraudulent presi
dent, at the cost of giving the members
of President Cleveland's cabinet inferior
positions at these same ceremonies?
Notice to Comrades.
The evening of December 15 will be
the time for the election of officers of
Captain Trego Post for the ensuing year.
Let all the comrades turn out.
W. B. KritchfieiiD,
To Be Furnished.
At the regular meeting of Captain
Trego Post, Tuesday evening, a commit
tee of three, consisting of Comrades Sigler,
Kyle and Kritchfield, was appointed to
get up an entertainment for the purpose
of furnishing the Post room.
A committee of three, consisting of
Comrades Ljles, Kyle and Escher, was
appointed to have the Post room plas
tered and fixed in proper order.
Report of School
IN DISTBICT NO. 1G FOB THE MONTH COM
MENCING NOV. 2 AND KNDING NOV. 27,
Total number enrolled 17.
Average daily attendance 12.
Number of visitors 2, viz Mr. Thomp
son and Mr. Richardson.
The following are the pupils who have
not been absent:
Harvey A. Bichardson. Otto Schwanbeck.
John H. Bichardson. Geo. Bichardson.
Adolph Schwanbeck. Fred Schwanbeck.
Wm. S. Bichardson. Delia Bichardson.
Have had few cases of tardiness.
Thomas Fours, Teacher.
Batxiwax Mail Service,
Office of Superintendent,
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 30, 1885.
Jf. 5". Tilton, Editor "Western, Kansas
World," Wa-Keeney, Kansas,
Dear Sib: 1 am in receipt of yours of
of the 28th inst, regarding packages of
your weekly paper being carried past
Ogallah, Kansas, and thereby delayed.
In reply I would state that this matter
will be given immediate attention and
such action will be taken as will, I trust,
E. W. Wabfted,
Western Kanbab Wobld readers trib
utary to Ogallah post-office had so long
been subjected to this outrage that we
determined to adopt heroic measures for
In our letter to Mr. Warfield, we also
made the statement that the grievance
was not peculiar to us, but that such mail
of our people generally as was directed to
Ogallah post-office was carried by that
place, and returned, after various periods
of delay, from the east
Logai ShtiM Be Elected.
Kansas City Journal.
There is no earthly reason why Gen.
Logan should not be elected president of
the senate and many reasons why he
should. Precedent authorizes the election
of a Bepublican, and the indorsement the
American people gave him a year ago
shows that his qualifications for the office
of vice president, which his election as
president of the senate would virtually
make him, were not doubted by nearly
half of the legal voters of this country.
The United States navy comprises
thirty-nine vessels, and to officer this fleet
we have, on the active list, seven rear ad
mirals, fifteen commodores, forty-five
captains, eighty-five commanders, seventy-four
lieutenant commanders, 251 lieu
tenants, seventy-nine junior lieutenants,
188 ensigns, and seventy-six naval cadets;
and in the staff, 1G0 doctors, 120 paymas
ters, ,'tnd 242 engineers.
The President tf the Seiate.
Kansas City J$Mrnal,Monday.
The Democratic press is manifesting
uncajled for anxiety vnt the, situation
wftfrwWclftnVsenate wjll-'be confronted
when it meets next Monday, on account
of the death of Vice President Hendricks.
It will be called upon to elect a president
of the senate, who will, in the event of
the president s death or disability, suc
ceed to the presidential duties until such
time as a new election can be held under
The senate will not be confronted with
an exceptional case. Not later than four
years ago, when Vice President Arthur
became president at the death of Garfield,
the senate elected a president who would
have succeeded to Mr. Arthur's office, had
he died or been disqualified in any way
from discharging the duties of his office;
and the Democrats being in a majority
for a day elected Senator Bayard to be
virtually the vice president of the United
States, though the people had only a short
time before elected a Bepublican president
by an overwhelming vote, popular and
electoral. Remembering this incident we
can not understand the logic of the Dem
ocracy which urges the United States
senate to-day to refrain from electing a
Bepublican to the office of president of
the senate, when the Bepublican party
have a majority of eight in the senate.
To be sure the people -expressed their
preference aryear ago for a Democratic
administration by a plurality of 62,683
votes, and if a Bepublican be elected
president of the senate, and were President
Cleveland to die, there would be a politi
cal change in the country, and not of the
people's making exactly. But the same
thing might have occurred four years ago
when Bayard was president of the senate,
although Garfield and Arthur had been
The Republicans of the senate are au
thorized by precedent to elect a Bepubli
can president of the senate, and they
would be recreant to their constituencies
if they failed to do so, for they represent
constituencies as well as the administra
tion, and greater constituencies, too, than
do the less number of Democratic sena
tors. But let us say for the moment, that
Democratic opposition to the flection of
a Republican president of the senate crys
tallizesjnore about Senator Logan than
any other. We would' ask, why. If the
senate elects him president, can it in any
way be censured for it, or will partisan
prejudice be justified in condemning his
election? The Bepublican majority is
authorized by precedent to elect a Bepub
lican and would be recreant to its party if
it did not, and we would ask, why should
not Senator Logan be chosen as well as
any other Bepublican? He is a reputa
ble member of the senate, a senator long
in service, a man of brains, qualified,
earnest, honest, and a man" who has pie
eminently served his country in time of
war as he has as a civillian. There are really
good reasons why Senator Logan should
be chosen over any other Bepublican.
He is the most prominent Republican
in the senate by virtue of the fact that he
has been the Republican party's candi
date for the second office within the gift
of the people. Millions voted for him,
and thus indorsed his qualifications for
that office. Moreover, he was returned
to the senate after the senate committees
were organized, and he is in the senate
now without committee standing. His
election to the presidency of the senate
would prevent committee change, and
would, in fact, expedite the organization
and business of the state.
Thero are no reasons why Senator Lo
gan should not be elected president of the
senate, and "the proprieties" about which
the Democrats who elected Bayard four
years ago talk so much, would in no way
be violated by his election.
Down With Herse-Racing!
Marion County (Kan.) Record.
We say frankly that we take no stock
in the modern horse-races. We think
they are breeders of vice. They attract
gamblers and thugs, and seem to be es
pecially congenial to that class of fellows.
They debauch the common conscience
till a gambler, called a pool-seller, can
stand up in a stone's throw of a cemetery,
where the Christian fathers and mothers
of the town are buried, and boldly ply his
shameful and shameless "business" with
out protest from, and with no apparent
discomfort to, the scores df people pres
ent! We are opposed to the modern
horse-race, because it deadens the nobler
sensibilities of men. Why! we stood on
the Feabody fair grounds one, day and
saw half a dozen little boys astride wild,
vicious "racers," -some of them strapped
to the dangerous animals, and the lives
of all certainly in danger, and we felt
mean and cowardly ourself, and had con
tempt for every so-called man who stood
there and witnessed such a scene without
protest. As we witnessed that spectacle,
we thought this boasted age and land of
civilization had not much advantage after
all over the cruel, brutal, gladatorial ex
hibitions of ancient Borne.
For several years Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy has been prized for its speedy
and certain cures of croup. It is the fa
vorite and main reliance with thousands
of mothers. It will not only cure croup,
but if freely used as soon as the first indi
cation of the disease appears, that is as
soon as the child becomes the least hoarse,
it will prevent it, doing away with all
danger and anxiety. There is not the
least danger in giving the remedy freely,
as it contains no injurious substance.
Sold by B. Wagner & Co.
Excitement in Texas.
Great excitement has ben erased In the vicinity
of Paris, Texas, by the remarkable recovery of Mr,
J. E. Coder, who was so helpierc be coald not tern
in bed or raise his head; everybody aafd he was dy
ing trf Consumption. A trial bottle-of Dr. King's
New Discovery was sent him. Hading relief, he
bought a large bottle and box of Dr. King's New
Life Pills; by the time he bad taken two boxes of
pills and two bottles of the Discovery, he was well,
and had gained in flesh thirty-eat pounds. Trial
bottle? of this Great Discovery for Coneuiapticn free
at Jonts A TirrKs.
A H. BLAIR,
Land Attorney and Real Estate Agent.
Wa-Kkenei v - - Kansas.
8. 3. MBOBK.
Attorneys-at-Law I Real Estate Agents
EST Will doctor cattle, horses and all
other stock. ,
JOHN A. NELSON,
Attorney at law
U. P. Land Ageit for Treyo, fGra
ham artilNess Counties,
WA-KEENEY. - KANSAS.
Stock Ranches a Specialty.
Parties meaning business request
ed to write ine.
S. J.OSBOBN. ME MONROE. D.H. HKNKEIi,
Osborn, Monroe & Henkel,
REAL ESTATE BROKERS
And Loan Agents,
Vrl-KEENET, - "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.
W. O. HUGHES,
8. A. HUGHES,
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
Bale in -bodies to suit the
We defend actual settlers in contests
on their claims.
Bring contest suits where claims are
acknowledge deeds and
CORRESPONDENCE -:- SOLICITED.
S. R. Cowick.
M D. Hollister.
Cowick & Hollister,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
SEAL ESTATE DEALEES.
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 drawn
and business for non-resident '
attorneys attended to.
DO A GENERAL LAND BUSINESS.
CORRESPONDENCE -:- SOLICITED.
Rzfebencbs. Trego County Bank,
Wa-Keeney, Kansas; Tarkio Valley Bank,
Office up stairs in Western Kansas
Glose Bros. & Co.,
REAL ESTATE DEALERS.
Of wild land in Trego and Graham
counties at from $5.00 to
$8.00 per acre.
J, B. H0GAN, Agent.
Office first door north of JgQ
Verbeck s Store,
S. E. H0GIN,
Eeal -.--Estate-:- Dealer.
Buys and sells Real Estate, secures
Homesteads and Timber-claims
for those wanting gov't land. f
Will practice in all State Courts and be
fore the Gov't Land Office.
E. S. MILLARD,
AND FANCY GOODS,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
D. S. CLOTFELTER & CO.,
Agents for the sale of 62,000 acres of se
lected lands, lying in Trego and Graham
counties, belonging to
J. WORD CARSON,
urclissing; Seliinrand Locating
LAND AGENT &ATTY.
Makes Soldiers' Homestead Declaratory
Entries, Timber Filings, Pre-emptions,
Homesteads, Final Proofs. Attends
to Contests in all phases, etc.
Promptness and fair dealing. All work
Office In Basement of Keeney Block,
UNDER IT. S. LAND OFFICE.
W. H. Keeler,
First door north of City drug store,
east side of Franklin street.
Everything in First Class Style.
Mrs. W. T. Hunter. Miss R. Comfort:
HUNTER & COMFORT, .
AND DEALERS IN
Everything usually found in a first-class
Pleasure taken in waiting on customers
CHAS. N. BENEDICT,
Wants to buy all the Produce, at
the highest market price, which the
farmers have to dispose of.
Call and see me.
mjtjl bovr for j
HRThe Land! Agents, J
mmLmLMK Wa-Kcency,f 2
MWUZ Branch Office at 2a
WLmUW Clay Center, Ks. f&
BK School Land and &
HR Deeded Land 5tf
a Ws for Sa,e mm
C. M. PAJJLL, yy.
SMCf tsr ! F. 0. ELLSWMTII, ';
AND OTHER KINDS.
Will Put the
PRICES f COALS DOWN
As Low as Possible.
WHEAT, RYE, OATS,
And all Kinds .of Grain.
AND DZAIiXK IX
Wagon Work & Wagon Material,
I can eecve, on f aroraUe term, by
order, any article which I may not happen
to have on hand.
f 111 Strug MdDwaMt
2 I Km mE& ?tj
Gall and see Engine
and Pomp in operation.
R, 6. KESSLEE,
kguX for Trtgo and Govt Co'i.
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