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COLBY, THOMAS COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY,-DECEMBER 31, 1S85.
51.50 PER YEAR.
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W. P. S.vahU.
Thomas County Bank.
Tomblin & Sager, Props.
T)x3 a peneral banking bu-ine, loans
uioney, writes insurance, iel! cut-tern ex
tsuaufcc. Collection, proinptlj attended to.
RAWLINS COUNTY HANK.
R. A. HENDRICK& - .,
Xejrotitites loans on real estate in Thomas.
Jkiwlin anilCliOiciine counties.
jJErEn-y term- and quick returns.
LESSENCER & JAGCAR.
Law, Loan and Land
All kinds of lcipil biIiit;-fc timi-actcd. Heed
ed and scliool lu.iu- lor mle. Money to loan in
sum-, to suit the borrower. Coi resjmndcnce
Ofl'eo oppo-ite Commercial Hotel.
COLBY. THOMAS COUNTY. KANSAS.
MASTERS & ALL1NG,
Livery and FeodStaDl
Oppo-ite City Hotel.
Z. I. HEXTON.
fekliouscXarriap and Sip Painter
' JOHN A. WALK till-,
Livery & Feed Stable
(loo I rigs and plenty of
Stabling and Feed.
IkerTiill Roller Mills !
Capacity 200 Barrels per Day.
On- or the n.o-t complete roller ln'lK
111 tin- S'.aie.
T. 1. FEK11AN'.
Trosli mill cured ineaK for sale at all
II. B. VAN'CE,
c, r.rt 1nor llOlth Of CT office.
,nl bhickMinthinsuud repuirin- done on hoi
notice. Hor-e-hoenw arid plow; or -JK-
AIl norK guiirauiui'ii. ujv ..... ....
Fiivnk IM.NOHKn. Notary Piiblic. Colby, Kan.
L. W. Cox, Collector. Colby, Kunsa-,
PING11EE & COX,
We have choice farm nnd wild lands in Xc
toraska. also -chool ai.d deetltsl land- In 'I hom
ito eountr. Kan-a. Locatiup done in Tiioinits
and Sheridan counties, promptly and accu
rutwly. A. B. Jawdim!.
JAKDINE & KEEP.
' land locators.
; "We have choice farms and
school lands for sale in
' Thomas county, Kansas.
Attorney at Law
, tVAll land bu5inw promptly and accurate-
Jydone'nnd satisfaction guarauted. l
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J. J. Seaks. T. B. Morton.
FEARS t MORTON.
Keal instate Agents
(11L310UK P. O.j CI.KVKLAXD,
St. John county. L. P. It. R.. w'sero nil train's
9top. We are doliifr a general land bu-dnet-s.
Locating in Thomas and St. John counties
made h t-pcclalty. All Kind- ol iand busine-s
OMJOItN & MONROE,
'Real Estate Ag'ts
H. E. WELD,
Attorney & Counselor
orroirK THOMAS cor.sTr bank.
Wild and improved land bouxht a"d
stild. InMirarce cured 1:1 tho nii)t leh ble
companies. Taes puM lor non-reMdcnt-.
iloi'ey to loanonehattt-lor i eal estate loc-irlty.
Collections madeai'il a fii..il law bunie.
tni'i-acted in all the State and Kederal Courts
Law, Loan and Land Office of
Willcoxon & Vanclcavc.
Do a general law bu-inet-.. Deeded and
Fchool laud loi -ale. .Morej to loan on cliat
tcl or real estate M.cuiitj. Conespondence
Olfcce. Cor. Franklin Av. and 3d St.
Real Eslaf5 Agents,
t3KIi)c clalniA Tor uli Locating done.
All kind ol land business .Tomptly attended.
Money To Loan on Real Estate.
1'. S. SEE,
J. It. COLBY.
Notary :-: rilbllC-
All b. aini's- in this 'ine promptly attemled.
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contractor ec builaer,
.loljs -o!:r!t-l ti'ii.itt". furnished for nil
I iu,, ot iciihii;:---. I h.i.e now pot in hhop
in runnwnro.Mi r. Jcioh- viwin ami bniclcet
work a )ee.n :.
GEO. W. (500DSOE.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Keal Kstate bought a:'d -o!(i. Monoy
loaned on chattel and n al e-tate security.
Oil ICC 0 Fit AI.L.F.. hOS' bTORF,
Ccl"c3T, - - 3a.is3s.
Stoves, Stoves, Stoves,
W. R. SMITH,
ALL KINDS OF WAGON WORK
.Material Alwsys on Hand.
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Cold is Their Cod.
In addition to their raid on silver.
the monopolists and goldtbugsof the
east are attacking greenbacks. They
n r.vninniMHihHrn innml nf !, w-
f o-o i-i 1 i 1
of ib 1 8 which for! tide the depart -
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juecit 10 reure mese notes, una proviti-
ed for a permanent circulation of
:!4u000.0f0 of greenback eui ren y.
With fcilver demonetized and gieeu
l)aeks letired gold will be the only le
gal tender remaining. That this is
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thqir eventrtalahnthere'can be no
That portion of our people that ar
gue that our currency shall be non
inte rent bearing as far as the law and
constitution will admit, should become
aroused at the impudence shown by
these avaricious aristocrats, and the
entire west should take a firm stand
against further encroachments.
"While we are not readv to condemn
national bank uotcb. we. insist that
greenbacks are their superior. Their
legal tender qualities give them a de
emed advantage, beside the fact they
co-.t nothing, if a reform in the cur
lency must come, let us wage war
against some of their pet schemes for
enrichment at our expense.
Let us meet Ine attack on green
backs b a counter warfare on nation
al bank notes. Their mutterings
against silv-er should be hushed by an
assault upjn their protective gains.
Their unseupuious how lings ought to
be 1 idiculed until they realize that the
west is apart outlu- Uuited States
AVon't the western people ever see
that patriotism, like charity begins at
home? Suppose the Xew Yoik Trib
une does accuse its western allies of
disloy:.lty in case they question its dic
tates in all party matters? And sup
pose the JJoston Tost advocates :i
imooracy 400 narrow icnjupiiii
s? 'Shall we be hounded into sub-
ne mission? Not without a contest. "We
sic sttong enough to overwhelm them
if v.e can one? impress upon .New
York and New England and their
nei'diboftng corporations that the
west and south constitute a p.ut of j lijecl to overrule a number of iiecis
titse United States. I ions made by his commissioner.
But we fear that r.nv m-ntion of the I Secretary Lamar, it is said, is i -
c.,.11. will weaken out wosition. I
While the east coddles the aontSi. it
encourages the west to continue its
hearty hatred toward the southern
people lest the two sections should
unite and topple down their tallest
A little moic independence of
thought and vigorous expression of
our demands are the pressing wants.
of the west. Ottawa Co. Democrat.
In: is Mao at Us. There is a pa
per out at AYa-Kceney, called the
World, edited by one who affects cow
boy style, named Tilton. This man
never omits an opportunity to give us
:i w hack; even when he finds some
thing from the Cheif that meets his
approval, and he wishes to copy, he
does it with a growl and a kick at us.
It appears we have offended his dig
nity bv not being "able to exchange
with, all the papers in the State, and
his paper was one of the omitted ones.
VyVe judge to. ficm his remarks to
coupleof citizens of Troy who r.eent-
ly went to that eountiy to take cla'ms.
Going into his office to -procure nee-
essary Jlanks, they htood a moment, j
consulting about how many of each
kind they would need, when . Tilton.
affecting a great prebs of business, ex
claimed: ""Well, gentlemen. I wish
you would tell me what you want, so
I can get it for you, and not waste my
valuable time. Don't you sea I am
busy." Finding they were from Troy,
he continued: -Yes. the Chief won't
exchange with me; but I'm not mash
ed on it" If he was not, what occa
sion was there for him to consume his
valuable thns growling to .those men
about it? He has an idea there is w -body
to be accommodated bnt Tilton.
Pec pie out in that country say he is
very unpopular, as -they regard him
as an enemy to the country, who tries
to discourage strangers f.om taking
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claims, and to retard settlements, say
ing the country is not lit for fanning
purposes... The only reason why he
noes this!, that he has a little buneli
of cattle somew here down there, and
knows that settlements vIli curtail
' the irrazuig area. Troy Chief,
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! -Tilt. -wr,nt3 to be Audit
The, west will stav by
"When we contemplated the rapid
growth KaVas has made, since ttc
'emergtyrfrorh its'TGrritodcl straddling
clothes, we are lost in amazement.
Twenty-live years ago a little, handful
of detormiued pioneers who were
reared in the cradle of liberty sqttled
on the eastern border of the state
while the ast plain west of them was
an uncultivated waste, occupied only
bv wandering savages, buffalo, coyotes
and othr wild animals. To-day from
the 3Iissouri border to the Colorado
line, this young tat(- is terming with
commercial life. Instead of a waste
desert its -v ast plains are being sub
dued by the industrious husbandman
and are yielding the riches of the
soil to the garners of the industrious
settlers. Neat cottages, school houses
audelnuehes have taken the places of
the Indian wigwam and the song of
1 the prairie maiden and the inncevnt
glee of the meny children are substi
tuted for the yell of the pointed sav
age. Instead of crocked buflalo paths
and Indian trails the state is belted
with railroads, the white man's thor
oughfare. Leavenworth Times.
There is a report that Gen."
Sparks, commissioner of the general
land o'.lici, will be transfe. red to a di
plomatic place and sent abroad or giv
en some other position at home.
Mr. Sparks' administration of the gen-
- Jonil iatyl cillecjias iM v
trouble among per ons in
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we-it who have located on public lands
under pre-emntion and homestead laws,
and the result has caused much annoy
ance and friction in the interior depart
ment, the secretary having been ob-
satisfied with Mr. Sparks'
tiation of the affairs of the iand de
partment, and 1ms so informed the
president, who authori.ed the secreta
ry to inquire of Mr. Sparks if he
would accept an appointment in the
foreign service. It is said Mr. Sparks
has taken it under advisement.
From pross dispatches we glean
that Sparks of the general land office
has finally and sensibly arrived at the
conclusion that Sparks, no matter how
brilliant, is not paramount to the laws
of the United Jtates, and that the
doughty commissioner has "taken
water" on a number of his leeent rul
ings! The opinion prevails generally,
and is being voiced widely by the
press, that the commissioner's ruling
on the homestead law, which ruling
seems to he in diiect contiadiction to
the laws of the United States will be
set aside by ,the secretary. Further,
that the issuance of patents, wheie.
.)roof SUOws -continuous" residence,as
aLYL.j ... those casesof contest and up-
( l( n,s '.t, tjie department has passed,
. Qt,n orcier.:d, and additional clerks
empiovod for that purpose. Sparks
will shoitly be where the. e commis
sioner was when he stepped down and
out, McCcok Tribune.
'The wide-awake town of Colby is
about to meet with some help that
will scoot that city into a wealth of
prosperity. The K. P. railroad com
pany owns thousands of acres of land
in that county which it is holding for
higher prices and to give it a boom,
a branch line will be .built from Oak
ley, on the K. P., to Golby, a distance
of only twenty-one milesT, ;Fif ty cents
an acr3 taise on its land vrUr-build the
r?ad and under these circumstances
there csm be no doubt xf the con
struction of this line that will give
IjBolby a railroad. Oberlin World.
Ta- g .
JUiist opened up m the POST-OFFICE BUILDING, a fine line of
Ciggcf s" aMFttMccB
Also a complete line of
A full assortment will be kept at all timet.
A. J. SENTER,
In New Post-Olliee Building,. COLBY, KAS.
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ENNIS & NEIL'S CHEAP, CASH STORI
ieven Miles Nearer than Cleveland
own prices go. Save money by
Groceries, provisions, hardware, stoves, tinware, queenswar
boots, shoes, hats, dry goods, blankets, comforts, etc. J
LUMBER, LIME AND IEEE
Best lump coal from $6.00 to $6.50. jl
A mr lnrirl of Qn1fnr1?rl Tmva
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lor the celebrated btar windmill, tubular well supplies a:
deep well pumps.
MAKE3 A;SPECIALTY OF
Pure Drugs Ind Medicine
tions. Don t forget to
Af W. Patchin,
f - jLlfBfl
Everything-in our line of the best .obtainabl
When you are in need of paints, oils pei.
fumes, stationery andjall kinds of fancy nc
the Legal Blanl
- W. Crane & Co.
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St. John Count?, Kan.
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give our house a cal.
M. T. Rowland, Prop.