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J. VUL. i. iNU. 42. UJLbY, IHUMAb CUUiMIV, KANSAS, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 18S5.
1V BUSINESS CARDS. J. J. Se tits. T. B. Morton
IP' f FEAltS & MORTOX L Theodore Parker made the 20S upon the sales of 2.S32.40J. I gfWB Kb M JmJ7 fe JTgt r f
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Thomas County Bank.
TOMBLIN & SAGEIl, Props.
Dooi a peroral hanking lniiic. loans
uioney, iit". insurance, sells eastern vx-t-i.inge.
Collection- pioniptly attended to.
RAWLINS - COUNTY - BANK.
R. A. HENDRICKS.
Xos-otiuU-e onii- on leal e-,tatu Jn Thomas
liawlin- and Cliojenne count n s.
t-4rCas terms and quick returns.
LESSENGER & JAGGAR.
Law, Loan and Land
All kind of legal lmIncs transacted. Deed
ed and school lands lor Mile. Money to loan is
Jui-to suit the borrower. Coi reipoudoucu
Office opposite Commercial llotol.
COLBY. THOMAS COUNTY, KANSAS.
MASTERS & ALLIXG,
ivery and Feed Stable
Opposite City Hotel.
Grocery Store !
W. IK ARCHER.
35PA good .eIectioii of fn-i-h groceries, ah-o
carry tome clothing and dry goods.
OTTERB0URXE, - KANSAS.
Z. P. UEXTOX,
HouscXarriagc and Sip Painter
JOHX A. WALKER,
t- Livery &Feed Stable
Clood rijrsantl plenty of
StaMinsr :uul Feed.
Bunker Hill Roller Mills!
II ea le & Fkaki.s. Props.
Capacity 200 Barrels per Day.
Ono or the mot complete roller milLs
iu the State.
1 ty Meat Market !
T. P. FEEHAX.
Froeh and eared meats for sale at nil
' Colby, - - - Kansas.
II. B. VANCE,
bop flrft door north of Cvr oti:co. G.-iiert
al blacksmuhinjiand repairinsr done on Mior
notioc. HorseslioeiMjf and plow work ft spe
lalty. All v. 01 k guaranteed. Gi e me a call.
FiiVMv PiNonvr, Notary Public. Colby, Kan.
L. W. Cox, Collector, Colby, Kansas.
1 P1XGREE & COX,
V t-. 1 -r? . i zT
We have choice farms smd wild lands In Ne
braska, alo school and deeded lands in Thorn
swimtr. Kansas. Loeatiiur done in Thomas
nd Sheridau couuUes promptly and accu
rately. A. B.J.iKEin.
JA11DIXE & REED,
We have choice farms and
school lands for sale iu
Thomas county, Kansas. '
FEARS & MORTOX,
GILMOL'R I. 0., CLKVKLANP.
Ft. John count v, U.P. R. R.. -wMero all trains
stop. We uic doing a genei.il land business.
Locating in Thomas and St. John counties
niado a specialty. All kinds of land business
S.J. Oswmx. Lkk MoMton
OSBORX & MOXROE,
Real Estate Ag'ts
II. E. WELD,
Attorney & Counselor
OI'I'OSITE THOMAS COU.VTT H NK.
Wild ami improved land's bought and
sold. Insurance tccurcd in the most reliable
companies. Tsixe i)aid for non-residents.
Money to loan on chattel or real estate security.
Collections made and a peneral law business
transacted in all the State and Federal Com ts.
y. a. porter,
Attorney at Law
JjAll Hnd business promptly ami accurate
ly done and satisfaction xuu-runted.
Law, Loan and Land Office of
Willcoxon & Vandeave.
Do nffoneral law busincn. Deeded and
ttcbool land lor side. Money to loan on chat
t or real estate scemity. Correspondence
Olhoe. Cor. Vr.tikUn A v. and 3d St.
Hsaxma &. hering,
Real Estate Agents,
pgrino claims for pale. Locating done.
All kinds of land business promptly attended.
Money To Loan on Real Estate.
F. S. SEE,
J. R. COLBY,
Notary :-: Public
All busine-S In this line promptly uttended.
I. H. BULLERS,
Stoves, Stoves, Stoves,
N. J. ADAMS
Furniture Store !
Keeps a full line of Bedsteads, Bed
Springs. Matresses. Hocking
Chairs. Kitchen Safes, Wash
Stands and everything belonging to the
. Coffins, Caskets and Burial Bobes
ordered on short notice. Xo pains
will be spared to accommodate the
f-Remeniber the Red Front.
N. J. ADA3IS, Prop.
Iu 185G Theodore Parker made the
following prediction concerning Kan
sas: -'In the year cf our Lord 1900,
there will be .000.000 people in Kan
sas, with cities like Providence. Wor
cesterperhaps like Chicago and Cin
cinnati. Jler land will be worth 820
an acre, and her total wealth will be
.")00,000,000 in money; 000.000 chil
dren will learn in her schools. Tfiere
will be a Pacific railroad perhaps
niv.ee than one. The 114.000 square
miles of Kansas (82,000 of which
have been given to Colorado) will till
up with educated and industrious men,
each sharing the labor and govern
ment of societ-, helping forward the
wisdom and .progress of all; aiding
the organization of Christianity and
democracy. The south will share
with the north in this better organiza
tion of things and persons this de
velopement of industry and education.
There will never be another slave
state nor another slave president; no
more kidnapping in the north, no
more preaching against the first prin
ciple of humanity." Leavenworth
The following is a statement of the
estimates of appropriations iu which
Kansas is locally interested:
Expenses of collection of internal
revenue taxes in the state, $15,800.
Fulfilling treaties with Pottawat
omies. 20,(547.G5, support of Indian
school at Lawrence. 08,000.
Additional barracks and school
building at Fort Leavenworth, $47,000.
Support of military prison at Fort
Leavenworth. 104, 003,25. The last
appropriation was $1)1, 107.70. Among
the items are, repairs to buildings.
$5,250; horses, wagons etc., to re
place others, $2,000; one farmer aud
gardener, $1,200; clothing for prison
ers discharged. $4,050.
Current expenses, including con
struction and repairs, at western
branch Xational Soldiers' Home, Leav
Salaries and commissions of regis
ters and receivers of the laud office,
Care and preservation of postofiicc
building. Topcka, $3,315.
The bill before the senate, commit
tee on judiciary fixing the compensa
tion of United States court officials
makes the following provision for
District attorney $4,000; one as
sistant attorney, $1,500.
Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas.
Stock may go up or down, times
may be hard or good, but the growth
of the west continues. Both the sta
bility and the extent of this growth
appeax-s anew from recent statistics of
the public land sales. Those whose
views are limited to to-day's tape will
find there is little to interest them. On
the other hand, those who care more
for values than for prices all kuow
how to appreciate and construe figures
elonuent of the srrowth of the new
communities, producers and consum
ers demanding railways and support
ing them. In the fiscal year ending
with last June the sales of public
lands declined, it appears to 10,0S?.
341 acres. That is only 747.114 un
der 1SS2-3, but it is 2,150,481 under
1883-4. This decline i& generally dis
tributed. The southern states, me
mining states and Utah show smaU in
creases. Only in Dakota territory is
there a very Large decline, and even
there the total remains uuapproached
except bv two other states Xebraska
nnri Knnsiis which shows large in
creases. Those three states form a
belt of territory between the niuety-
ivtli ;iml one hundred aud fourth
meridiaus and stretching from Canada
to the Indian territory. What Ls lost
in the northern end of the belt is
made up in the southern, and thus the
westward march continues even-footed.
In Dakota the sales were 3,744.
13G acres, a decrease of 2,326A71. In
Xebraska 3,515,705 acres were sold,.
ahnwino- in increase of 900,604. In
' Kansas there was an increase of 1.S47.
20S upon the sales of 2.S32.401.
The comparison hpemnrc mmv cm-
prising as it is extended in duration.
That there is a decline comparing one
year with the next is much less strik
ing and significant than the constant
tendency to growth. For instance
what is a decline of 7-17.114 acres in
the sale of 1SS5 as compared with
1SS3. when, as compared with the
year of the resumption of specie pig
ments. S70. there is an increase of
7,834.081? The s:me holds true of the
belt of territory which includes a very
large majority of this year's sales. In
1SS3-5 the sales were nearly station
ary in the neighborhood of 10.000,000
acres, while in 1S79 the figures were
0,550.010. A few comparisons will
bring these figures more clearly before
the mind's eye of the eastern readers.
In Kansas the land thus settled is on
ly a little smaller than Connecticut; in
Dakota and Xebraska seperately the
excess of new farms above all Con
necticut is about one seventh of that
little state. The total sales in seven
years is twice the size of Xew Eng
land. At that rate there will soon be
no public land for sale, and the old
world problems of population and
subsistence will be closer upon us.
That these sales imply agriculture and
population appears from the railway
mileage. Railways are not built in
solitudes and deserts, nor arc they
laggards upon the demand for them.
In the belt of territory above describ
ed there are 18.951 miles of rail,
against 0,020 in 1879. A comparison
of the prosperity of these roads with
the bankruptcy and dissension among
the eastern trunk lines will lend fresh
meaning to these statistics. Xew
Xoticc For Publication Xo. 40G4.
Land Office at Oberlin. Kas.
Dec. 14. IKS.
Notice is hereby Riven that the lollowinjr
named settler ha tiled notice of his intention
to make nnal prool in Mipimrt of his claim
and that said pi oof will be made before the
Probate Judge. Thomas- Co.. K's at Colby, K's.
on Feb. 6. l1!. viz: Irwin J Wilkie. D S No 196
for'the nw qr t-ecll, town 7 south, ranee K west.
John Novonty D S No 97L' on ame land is no
tified that unless he appears at the same time
his D S will be canceled.
He name the loliowinjr witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon ami cultivation
of said land, viz.: W G Porter, M W Witham,
E II Holloday, Thomas O'Mura, all of Colby,
A L P.vrciUN, Register.
Xotide For Publication Xo. 40S2.
Land Office at Oberlin. Kansas.
Dee 18. 1885.
Notice is herebv given that the following
mimed settler has tiled notice or his intention
to make final proof in support of his claim and
that said proof will be mudo before Probate
Judge Thomas Co., K', at Colby. K's. on l'eb.
'd, is6. vi.: Leslie Merrtui, I) S NoJ389, Tor the
nw qrsec 1 1, town "south, range 3t west.
He names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon and cultivation
of said land, vi.: WM Vert. W A Stanton, W
II Gner, R li L'.liott. all or Colby. Kan.
A. L. Patciiij, Register.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION NO. 4as8
Land Office at Oberlin. Kans.
Notice is hereby given that the foliowinjr
named settler has Med notice of his intention to
make final proof in support of his claim
and that said proof will be made beforo Pro
bata Judge Thomas co.. at Colby. K's. on Feb.
?. 1KS1. viz; Eliza Roberts. D. S. No. 2008.
tor tho sw qr sec 3J town 6 south range 34
Also Emorv Childess having D S 17S! on said
land is notified to appear at same time and
place and defend his right to aid land and I n
case he fails to appear his entry will be can
celed. He names tVe following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon, and cultiva
tion of. Raid land, viz: Solomon T.awson.
James Miller, of Colby. Kan, M V R Dailev. of
Quickville, Kan., and C. Shirey. of Colby, Kan.
A.L. Patchln. Register.
Xotice, Timber Culture Xo. 4284.
U.S. Land Office. Oberlin. Kan..
November 14. TS5.
fompl lint haviiiR been entered at this of-
fW I" ' 'rge vt iiauev asraiii)!. y j v,nsMinii
for failure to comply with in-s to tl.0,17
cnltnm entry yrt iev4 (Tste-l "Pee Mh. I6? '
npon the w n- e"ttan 2(1. tnwnahin ! c. r""
31 west. In THotth Ponnt. Fnstia. with a
vlw to the enpeeJMMnn rt cnM ent-v: eo"
testnnt ulTew'nf thntr" j rhrlstmpn fn"'w? n
Tlint to ts frw cfwvlcnrenttinrrs .irre of
eM lnnd dn-n tho M. 4th o-th Tin clnpo
innVnpendeptr nd Has fplloil tn riii-rfp
snirt trapt n reonfrv? tT- ljiw: tho ciW
TUtrffpa pro horoh oimmoned to ni""!' it
tMnoWr-onn t'.eHth dnvof Tnnnnrv. I" "t
10 o'c'oeV . m.. to rosnonrt nn-l 'rnlh testl-
monv concerning snld alb nl fn'pi'o
A. L. PATCITTN. Petr.
G. F. P-orne. 4?-4d24.
Wi R SMI T Hf
ALL KTVPS OF WAOOV WORK
Material Always on Hand. .T-
Just opened up in the POST-OFFICE BUILDIXG, a fine line of
Cigars and To b ace
AIso a complete line of
Legal Blanks, from the Legal Blank
Manufacturers, C. W. Crane & Co.
A full assortment will be kept at all times.
A. J. SENTER,
In Xew Post-Office Building, COLBY, KAS.
Central Drug Stori:
MAKES A SPECIALTY OF
Pure Drugs and Medicines
Everything in our line of the best obtainable.
When you are in need of paints, oils, per
fumes, stationery and all kinds of fancy no
tions. Don't forget to give our house a call
Dr. J. W. Weld, Manager.,
ENNIS & NEIL'S CHEAP GASH STORE,
MONUMENT SIDING, St John County, Kan.
Seven Miles Nearer than Cleveland
Down prices go. Save money by
Groccries, provisions, hardware, stoves, tinware, queensware,
boots, shoes, hats, dry goods, blankets, comfortSy etc.
LUMBER, LIME AND IEEB.
Best lump coal from $6.00 to $6.50.
A car load of splendid Iowa potatoes. We are sole agents
for the celebrated Star windmill, tubular well supplies and
J deep well pumps.
M. T. Rowijvnd, Prop.
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