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THOMAS COWNTY GAT.
COLBY, THOMAS CO., KANSAS.
"Here's Ter Cat."
Chang, the Chinese giant, is about to
be married to a Kansas City lady, who
is six feet six inches high and worth
82W.000. Are we about to lose the par
agrapher of the Kansas City Time3 ?
On our round through the county
last week we saw antelope, and an cyer-
lastine number of jack rabbits. "We
were told that wild horses could be
found in the western part of the state.
"Stay at home," is the advice the
Leavenworth Times giyes the Kansans
who are restlessly disposed to become
Oklahoma boomers. The advice is
sound, for there is no place like home,
and no place like Kansas for a home.
The Topeka Capital naving heard
that Gov. Glick has left Kansas for Al
bany, in response to a telegram from
president Cleveland, says that the Ex
Governor will surely receive the ap
pointment of U. S. Land Commission
er Yice McFarland.
Maj. Ed. Howe, editor of the Atchi
son Globe, has written a new book, en
titled "The Mystery of the Locks,"
which it is said is interesting, enter
taining and instructive. We have not
seen a copy yet, bat would like mighty
well to gaze on it, for we have heard a
good deal about Maj. Howe, as being
The Democratic organs are already
worrying because the Bepublicans are
likely to criticise the make-up of Mr.
Cleveland's cabinet;. It looks as
though the Democrats might be the se
verest critics. The Republican press
will handle Mr. Cleveland with fair
ness, but as the case demands.
A ration for one cow per day, com
prising all the food elements, is thus
estimated by a practical dairyman:
Ten pounds clover hay, costing 4. cents ;
ten pounds straw, 2 cents; four pounds
linseed meal, C cents; four pounds
wheat bran, 3 cents ; two pounds cot
tonseed meal, 3 cents; four pounds
corn meal 3 cents; total, 21 cents.
This estimate is for what may be term
ed high feeding, and of a variety that
fulfills all the requirements of a heavy
It is told at Topeka that Ex Gov. An
thony having an ancient grudge (which
time has not dissolved) against Gov.
Martin, during discussion of the tem
perance bill was always on the side of
-4he ''impracticablcs" thougkhiaaelt
an anti-prohibitionist for the purpose
of making the bill as objectionable as
possible, thus causing another "Glick
revolution" two ybars hence, and
bringing about the defeat of Martin.
The snide life insurance companies
have made a pool and paid a firm 51,
000 to prevent legislation. It is about
time the just indignation of the mem
bers of the legislature took hold of this
subject and protected the people by
giving them some legislation requiring
responsibility from those who take
money for life insurance It is not too
late. The bill prepared and endorsed
by the iusurance commissioner and the
attorney general will, if it becomes a
law, be a great benefit on this subject.
Don't judge a man by the clothes he
wears; God made one and the tailor
the other. Don't judge him by family,
for Cain belonged to a good family.
Don't judge a man by his failure in life,
for many a man fails because he is too
honest to succeed. Don't judge a man
by the house he lives in for the rat and
the lizard often inhabit a grander
structure. When a man dies, they
who survive him ask, what property
he has left behind. The angel who
bends over the dying man asks what
good deeds h6 has sent before him.
The Washington monument i four
sided, the base being fifty-five feet
square. Its total bight, to the apex of
the capstone, is 550 feet. The founda
tion is thirty-six feet deep. Inside of
the monument there are 900 steps.
Tiie total weight of the structure is
S1,000 tons. There is considerable more
work to be done in and around the
monument before it can be said to be
finished, aiut it is estimated that the
additional expenditure necessary will
bring the total cost of the structure
up to .$1,354,510.
Charles Coowr. lar.
riinrsd iv, j
orougnt irom me railro-iu tno pre,
type and material of the Thoma-s tjorx
ty Cat. weighing H,ft90 jkmwiiK The
Cat will purr for Thomas omnty, .-mil
what wo ili'Mi! the twt interests f:ill
her people. The Cat will Iw loe.-itvtl :it
the new town fito on the Dog. The
Cat has velvet paw., hue will nor al
low the fur r ho stroked the wrong
way. To nil eoneenjetl it would be
well to remember that a Cat has nine
lives, and farther thur a Oat i greatly
attached to a place vliere located.
Cff-WHY WILL YOU Cough when
ohiloh's Cure will give you immediate
relief? Price, 10 cts., 50 cts. and
About. the highest point in the coun
ty, Colby post office, 3Ir. I. W. Irwin
postmaster, water can be obtained at
a depth of 140 feet. The shallowest
well we heard of was 17 feet, located on
the Dog. Tho new town site which is
on the Dog, north of post office 2
miles, is fortunate in furnishing pure
water at a depth of 50 feet. On the
beautiful divides water can be obtained
at about SO feet. There is no running
water only in the north east part of the
county. There are 7 wind mills in the
county and after water is reached the
supply is inexhaustable, as has been
tested bv these mills.
It. R. Lands.
The half of the southern part of the
county is rail road land which is at
present withdrawn from marker. The
managers of the rail road lauds can see
that Thomas County will be settled this
summer, and have withdrawn the lands
for the purpose of re-appraising at a
higher value. We hope these lands
will not fall into the hands of sbecula
tors, but will be sold to actual settlers
and colonies. The other half of the
lands in the southren part of the coun
ty belongs to the government, but are
rated at 2.50 an acre. This fact will
cause the northren part of the county
to settle first where the full benefit of
the bounty of the government can be
A Voice From The Desert.
We are in receipt of an address, de
livered by Hon. W. D. Coburn, before
the American Agricultural Associa
tion at New Orleans, February 21, un
der the caption of "A Voice from the
Desert." In this address he gives
Kansas a big boom. As a sample, and
to show the nature of the address, we
give the following extract :
Do ,you ask if corn grows on those
Yes, corn grows there; but the offici
al report says "the condition during
the spring (1884) for corn planting and
the cultivation of the ground were ex
ceedingly unfavorable, owing to con
tinued rains in nearly all portions of
the State." and "the general average of I
the State suffered severely." Owing to
these draw backs the crop averaged
forty-two bushels per acre on our 4.545,
908 acres; hence, the year's crop was
but 190,000,000 bushels; as much, how
ever, as the products of all New En
gland, of New York, A rkansas. Ken
tucky and Texas combined. Thirty of
the counties raised from 3,000,000 to
5,920,000 bushels each. With this, ev
en though much of it should "be (as a
Kentucky friend says) wasted to mase
bread of, we hope to have a reasonable
supply for seed the ensuing Spring.
Only three other States Jo wa. Illinois
and Missouri bivis much.
The address is able, timely and can
not fail to advance the interests of
The Future of the Union Pacific.
Charles Francis Adams Jr., Presi
dent of the Union Pacific Railroad,
lis written a letter to Judge James
Humphrey, one of the Railroad Com
missioners, concerning the quo war
ranto proceedings against the Railroad,
and says the successful pi osecution of
the suit will be detrenitntal to the
State. He says through rates are now
so adjusted that produce, manufactures
and merchandise pass ovei Kansas line
between the Atlantic and Pacific at the
same rate as by the Union Division, al
though the distance is 225 miles great
er. In another letter to the General
Freight agent at Onaha, concerning the
local development on the Kansas Di
vision and the haul, so-called, in which
he considers the local developmeot of
more importance. The new President
says there will be some brains used in
the management of the Road, which
the people are glad to hear. Mr.
From my point of view this is a
short-sighted policy, and one absolutely
wrong from every point of view.
Coramerciallv considered, it was not a.
mere question of the freight to be re
ceived from hauling a few bushels or
carloads of salt a greater or less dis
tance; it was a question ot developing.
somewhere upon the line of our svs-
teni, a thriving local comu unity, with
all its numerous railroad n quirements.
The extistence of such a community
is worth infinitely more o i railroad
than the freights upon a very lnrse
amount of raw material.
In the future of the Union Pacific
system, in our. opinion, i inseparably
woundup with this dcvclopement of
local productions and industries. Up
on the lines of our various roads we
h.ivc vast natur.nl deposits, in addition
j io these usually known as minerals.
We have soda. salt, sulnhur. mint, and
many others which will re ulily suggest
themselves in you. It is the policy of
the company that even ptssible facili
ty which is leasonable should he afToi ti
ed to those wishing to develop a mark
et for the-e deposits.
I.lver, Khinry or Ninmurh Trouble.
Symprmii: impure mNmmI. rusiivc
'iiiwi'l.. irri'giilar sippeiite. Mir belch
ing, n:ii'i in -Mite. bi"k :iutl h".irt, yel
low urim,, hunting uIh-ii uriu.'ttiiig.
cl.-iy-eoluml ;1. hid ln:irh, no ile--ire
for work, chilN, tVer. irrii:ililitv.
tvhitNIi tongue, dry cough, iliszy head,
ith dull pain in back p:rt. los of
inemorv, foggy sight. FortlieM troub
les "SWAYXE4S PILL-' are :i sure
cure. Box (30 Pills) by mail, 25 cents,
5 for f 1. Address Dr. SWAYNE &
SON, Phila., Pa. Sold by druggists.
Hearing much about the. fertility,
smoothness and the great adaptability
of the lands of this county for stock
raising and farming, we last week in
company with our genial friend J. B.
McGonigal. paid Thomas a visit. We
rode to Beloit over the Solomon Rail
road, and after a short stay in that live
ly city we seated ourselves in tbs cars
of the Central Branch for Lenora. We
know nothing of the condition of the
road from Belbit to Atchison, but from
Beloit to Lenora the road is in good
condition and doing a good business, as
many land hunters arc going west.
The ride from Lenora to Oberlin, where
the land office ol this district is located,
is not so pleasant as it is made in a hack
and the distance is 43 miles. The land
office lias to be visited in order to see
the plats. If you are not acquainted
in the locality you wish to examine, it
is highly necessary that you engage
the services of some intelligent and
trusty person who will give you the
candid information you are seeking.
Our route was up the South Sappafrom
Oberlin (see map) and our first stop
ping place was at Fay Gibbs.an old set
tler who has lived here nearly five
years, bquire tfibbs' teslnnony is that
you can raise hay, grain potatoes, veg
etables and fruits. Our journey was
continued up the South Sappa passing
Cumberland post office, and ten miles
higher up, the Otterbourne post office.
Both of these places are the centers of
thriving settlements. Wo find an
abundance of living water in this
stream, and tlie statements of the set
tlers are positive on this point. Our
journey led us from the South Sappa
Valley aciossthe Hat or dhidetothe
Prairie Dog Valley, striking the Dog
about 2) miles north of the present site
of the Colby post office. Where we
struck the Dog is where the new town
site is located, and where the new pa
per is being published. The land be
tween these streams is very fine, the
land being level and the soil deep and
rich, the drainage being sufficient.
Our return to Oberlin and the selec
tion of our laud being accomplished
we came home. While in Thomas we
had two days of snow, a fall of about
three inches. We were informed by
j parties who have been in all parts of
the county that the general character
of the surface is sinoothe, the breaks
where they do occur, not being rugged.
You can get a good idea of the lay of
the land by knowing that ou can drive
a horse and buggy over almost any part
Of the county, especially the western
part. The present settlements are in
the north east part, hut land hunters
arc numerous and the laud is being
"taken" every day. At present abou
one half of all the lands in the county
are open for settlement.
There is an abundance of nutritious
Buffalo grass all over the county. Wa
ter can be obtained at a depth ranging
fronil to 140 leet. At the new town
site water can be obtained by digging
We saw no dead cattle while out
there. There seems to be plenty of haj'
sorghum, millet and the everlasting
You will not find babbling brooks or
magnificent forests, hut; you will find
some of the finest land in the stale, a
drier climate than east and about 200
brave and intellegent settlers. Let ev
ery man be persuaded in his own mind
Be sure 3-011 are light and then go
D. M. D.
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HUM THE SON : ToS.ST
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t t, scrof alotu tore on the -wrist, nntfl abort
f Ye years ago. From a few spots which ap
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he oegmncsing your medicine. Now, there are
few men of his age who enjoy as good health,
as he has. I could easily name fifty persona
who would tettify to the facts in his case.
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vey of the whole political situation, they stand
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They ctialleuire attention on their own
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swer. These letters have been ascribed in turn
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