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VOL. I. NO. 45.
COLBY, THOMAS COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY
$1.50 PER YEAR.
M. H. TosinuN'. W. P. S-vqek.
II. A. II.11.X. Cashier.
Thomas County Bank.
Tomelix & Sagee. Props.
Docs 11 general banking business, loans
n.oiiev, write insuiance, selI-3 custern ex
ch nsu. Collections proinptl;. uttomled to.
RAWLINS - COUNTY - BANK.
R. A. HENDRICKS.
.TTWOOID, - - KIEL'S.
Ifwrotiates loans on real estate in Thomas,
Hamlin- and Chcjcr.nu counties.
CjT"Eafc terms and iuic' returns.
MASTERS & ALLING,
Livery and Feed Stable
Opposite City Hotel.
Z. D. I5ENT0N,
HoaseXarriage and Sip Painter
JO FIN A. VALKEK,
Livery & Feed Stable
Goo d rigs and plenty of
i Stabling and Feed.
Bimker Jllll Roller Mills!
liKALC &FllAEINS, Props.
Capacity 200 Barrels per Day.
Onowf the most complete roller wills
in the Statu.
City Meat Market !
T. P. PEEK AN.
Fresh and cured meats for Sale at all
Cowiy. - - .Kansas.
l 13. VANCE,
VK fiHFCMITW I
H 1 ft , k r ?a I JH I
liop th-t door north of C r office. G nert
hi blanKsinithinpniid l-epaJnnsr ilono on sKoi-
iiotiee. rioR?eshooin;r and plow work a py
Waltv. All wotk guaranteed. Give me.i call
I,. B. Jakuim',
Tuos Ki i u.
JABDINE & KEED,
We have choice farms and
school lands for sale in
Thomas county, Kansis.
V. G. PORTER,
Attorney at Law---
JSTAll land bas-Ines pror.iptl and courate
ly done aiMt saMifuetionsrurnntcl.
Pit nk Pinorke, Xot.uy P.ublie. Colby, Kan.
L. W. Cox. Collector, Co.ty.Xai.s i5.
PINGREE & COX,
We bare choice farm- and wild lands In Ne
braska, also chooI and deetled lands in Thom
i5 couatv. Kanu. Locating done in T'.oinns
and Skeriduu counties promptly and accu
rately. Grocery Store- !
W. II. ARCHER.
tSTA good selection of fresh groceries, also
carry tome clothing and Cry goods.
Coal for Sale at Reasonable
0TTERBOUBHB, - KANSAS.
S.J. CNnoav. Lti Movkoe
0SB0BN & MONROE,
Real Estate Ae'ts-
Real Estate Agents,
JST"Fine claims for ale. Locating done.
All kinds of kind business iouiptly attended.
Hloncy To Loan on Real Estate.
F. S. SEE,
J. It. COLBY,
Notary :-: Public
All busines in tins lino promptly attended.
Contractor & Builder,
Jobs olic.tul. estimate furnished for nil
kinds or buildings. 1 have now got mj shop
1:1 running-order. Scrole sailing and bracket
work .1 to.pcciait.
GEO. AV. GOODSOE.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Ite.il E-tate bought anJ "5old. Money
Jonn'.d on chattel and leal estate security.
CHILL. 0 Elt ALI.lN A. SONs STOItE,
Ocl"03r, - - STansaa
II. E. WELD,
Attorney & Counselor
Ori'OalTF TIIOM V- COUNTY" 11 NK.
Collections mad' and a general law l)uiues
transacted in .til the State and rederal Couits.
J. J. SEARS & SONS,
Real Estate Agents 9
CAKLKV. ST. JOHN CO.
rt. John couatv, U. P. K. it . w'eie all train,
-top. We aro iioii.sr a peneral lmd Lusine-s.
Locating m Thomas and St. John countii
made a speeialtj . All kinds of laud bubineaS
ALL KINDS OP WAGON WORft
Materia! Always on Hand.
SMITH & BAEITEAU.
Heavy and Shelf
In fact everything usually
kept in a
First-Class Hardware store
A Big Tortoise.
The discoverer of the gigantic ex
tinct sea-turtle found near Fort "Wal
lace, in Western Kansas, first observed
the large bony shields projecting from
a bluff near Butte Creek. They were
carefully taken out and brought to
Philadelphia, where the restoration was
made. The fore-flippers alone were
nearly five feet long, while its expanse
from the tip of one extended flipper
to another was about seventeen feet.
The question may arise, how did this
sea turtle become buried in a bluff in
the State of Kansas? A natural sup
position would be that .Kansas is the
bed of a former ocean, and so it is.
Ages ago, in what is called by geolo
gists the Cretaceous Period, that part
of the -world v. as the bed of a great
sea, in uhich the great turtle sw.-vm,
together with other monsters of cu
rious shape and appearance. Gradual!-
the cflist of the eaith was raised,
the water fell back, or became inclos
ed, and left the inhabitants of the
Cretaceous Sea high and dry, to be
coveied by the earth and pieserved
for us to study ages afterward.
The shores of this ancient ocean
tue easily found and followed by
geologists. Its extent has been traced
on our Western plains by the bleach
ing and disintegrating remains that
have been found, upon and beneath
the surface. Charles Frederick Hol
der, in St. Nicholas.
Wliss Cleveland Indignant.
Washington. Jan. 2. Sparks, the
"general" commanding the landoilice,
will feel 3Iiss Cleveland's hands in his
hair pretty soon, for he has given her
a direct cause of offense.
Not long ago Miss Cleveland re
ceived a very pathetic letter fiom a
young lady in Cential Dakota who has
suffeied with oO.OOO or 60,000 other
pioneers of civilization for orders
Sparks issued last April, declaring
public lands in the noishwest states
and territoiies in a state of blockade.
The 3"oung lady said in the letter
that she was an orphan dependent up
on her own energies and had gone to
Dakota to teach school.
Like other settlers, she has located
a homestead, which under the law she
was given and had filed her claim and
paid all fees and complied w ith every
requirement of the rules of the pio
cedures. She had made 6500 worth
of impiovemcnts upon her homestead
and last spring ' commuted" by pay
ing to the receiver of the land ollice
money Ahich she had saved fiom her
salary as a school teacher. She made
what are called her ''final proofs" and
the register told her that the patent
for her land, bearing the president's
signature, would be received bj- a cer
tain date. When the da' came, she
drove twelve miles and through a
blinding snow storm to get the docu
ment and was told at the land office
that Commissioner Sparks had refused
to issue the patent for fear, some how
or other, she had been guilty of fraud.
She wrote to Miss Cleveland that
ever- lady in the country knew that
she had complied with every jot and
title of the law, and that the money
she had scraped and struggled to save
waa in the treasury of the United
States. Miss Cleveland must know,
she said, how hard a poor girl had to
work and how closely she must have
to economize to save 750 from a
school ma'am's wages, and every dol
lar of that money was invested, in that
farm, which "General" Sparks pro
posed to defraud her of. '"I have
read your book," she said, "I have
heard of the goodness and kindness
you have shown to girls, who are try
ing to make their way in the world.
I know that you are a good woman,
with a true woman's heart and sym
pathy, and you will help me if you
Miss Cleveland was quite touched
by the letter, and if these lines ever
meet the eyes of the Dakota school
mam she will know that the president's
sister is interested in her ease.
Miss Cleveland inclosed the letter
m a noU to Secretary Lanmr. saying
that under the constitutional protee
teetion this government is supposed
to give people, even a Dakota school
teacher is to be regarded as innocent
until her guilt -was proven, and asked,
unless there was some tangible evi
dence of fraud in the case, that the
pitent might at once be issued.
Secretary Lamar sent the letter of
Miss Cleveland with its enclosuie,
without comment, to Commissioner
Spaiks, but the heroic bulwark of the
government, who stands between the
public lands and G0,000 thieves, who
are trying to build up the great West.
stuck it in a pigeon hole, wlieie it is
gradually being covered v.ith departs
N. J. ADAMS'
Keeps in stock a full line of Red
Room Sets. Bmeaus, wardrobes,
lounges, tables, fancy stands, wash
stands, and evervthing belonging to
ALL OUDI.KS IN
PtpmpUy and carefully Tilled. Also
agent for all kinds of SCIIOOL FIFR
NITURE, for Thomas Kane & Co..
the largest factoiv in the world.
School directors of this and adjoin-!
ing counties will find it profitable to
sec or correspond with me before pur
chasing. Remember the Red Front.
N. J. ADAMS, Prop.
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. Business Manager,
3IILLER & MILLS, Proprietors.
Boarding and. lodging by the
ALSO AGENTS FOP. THE
Fixtures of all kinds.
The best mill made.
Have opened a yard in Colby and keep constant
y on'hand a full and complete stock of
Lumber i,alli mik
Give us a call and
prices are the lowest.
NEIL'S CHEAP CASH STORE.
Seven Miles Hearer than Cleveland
Down prices go. Save money by
Groceries, provisions, hardware, stoves, tinware, queensware,
.boots, shoes, hats, dry goods, blankets, comforts, etc.
LUMBER, LIME AND 1EED.
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
deep well pumps.
day or week. Are in their new
be convinced that our
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