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VOL. I. NO. 47.
COLBY, THOMAS COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1886.
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Preachin? at S,r. k
Servicag held in Mr. Bein'i Hp.I1. All ara
JferiteU "WbosceTer will zs.a.7 come "
E A. CHOUS?., Faator.
CAT. I J- J
Real Estate Agents,
i. C? ?.. .
llht Lodge No. i73, meets regularly every
Tuesday eom .u at Dean h Hull, al 7 o'clock
. Allmenoer-. of t lie order are cordially
InTited to attend
3"reaurer N I)
sifter of '"teds John W. Irwin
ftuDerlntondent Public Ins t W. W. Walker.
Jjanr"" ' W If. Copcland.
Attorney W. G. Porter.
Sheriff W. H. Kinjjtry.
Probate JtidRGM. L Laoey,
Slerk District Co art E J. Paine,
imeyor T. P. Ctiatnbera
Voroner M. MoGreevy.
( Frank Pingree, Ch'n.
CesomiHSlouers - H. W. Wlthtim.
i K. T. Hemin-.
W. P. SjLOE.
Thomas County Bank.
ToiiBLiN & Sai.br, Props.
fpno.-iil banking buqlueiw, loans
007, writes Insurance, sella eastern ex-
uoiiecuonn prumpuy hiuuiubu iv.
iiWUNS - COUNTS BANK.
R. A. HENDRICKS.
A'X' W Q033. - - :EA.S.
JTeotlates loans on real estate In Thoinaa,
SSwlins nod Cheyenne counties
pr,Eay term and quick returm.
U. K. WELD,
Attorney & Counselor
"frill practice before U. S. Land Office fu
Obrlin. or before the general land oillce at
waHhInirton, and in all State and ledcral
Courts. Heal estate and coininorciai taw a
"Otace, west s'de, oVer Central Drug Store
Law, Loan and Land Office of
WILLC0X0N & 110VEY,
JDo a general law bm'ness Deeded and
stfhool land for sal Money to loan ou c. at
tm. or real ciuatc oecurity. CorreHpeudtnce
OCee. Cor. Fr-nklin Av. and W BU
LESSENGER & JAGGAR,
Law, Loan and Land
Ail kinds of legal business transacted Dced
4g and 6chool ia.iils lor sale. 3lone to loau in
4mtd suit the borrower. Correspondence
Offioe opposite Central Drue: Btore,
COLBY. THOMAS COUNTY, KANSAS.
-.-v-Attorney at Law
tflT All land buBinesa proniptl and accurate
"dene and satisfaction icuarantud.
IfcAHK Pinorek. Notary Public. Colby, Kan.
faTw. Cox, Collector, Colby, Kansas.
PINGREE & COX,
Real Estate Insurance
tf hare oholco farms and wild lands In Ne
fcfiidnu also nchool and deeded lands in Thom
M eouatr. Kansas. Locating done in Thomas
AM Sheridan counties promptly and aecu
Nttely. GEO. W. GOODSOE.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
BeaTEstate bought aad Hold. Monoy
jM&ed on chattel and real estate security.
Oma. over aixx & bob' stork,
ObTtay, - - KZaoisa.
Bsaszzra a nsmziro,
Real Estate Agents.
rtpine elaim for sale. Locating done.
jklnds of land business promptly attended.
Money To Loan on Real Estate.
OAKLEY, ST. JOHN CO.
St. John cotmty, U.P. K H. wkero all trains
oia eareuoinjra central land buMness.
Locatinp in Thomas a id St. John counties
made a hj ecialty. All Kiiids of land business
The Most Progressive of the New
OSBORN & MONROE,
Real Estate Ag'ts
Tnree Thousand Population.
JARDINE & REED,
We have choice farms and
school lands for sale in
Thomas county, Kansas.
JOHN A. WALKER,
Livery & Feed Stable
Good rigs and plenty of
Stabling and Feed.
Grocery Store !
W. H. ARCHER.
GFA good selection of fresh (rrocerlea, also
earry some clothing and dry goods.
Coal for Sale at Reasonable
OTTERBOURNE, - KANSAS.
City Meat Market !
T. P. FEEHAN.
Fresh and oared meats for sale at all
Contractor & Builder,
Jobs solicited, estimates furnished for all
kinds of buildings I have now got m shep
in running order. Scrole sawing and bracket
work a specialty.
H. B. VANCE,
bop first doer north of Cat office. G snort
al blackwnlthingand repairing done on saor
notioe. Horseshoeing and plow work a spe
cialty. All work guaranteed. Give me a call.
THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES.
BOTH ONE YEAR,
The Times is the best State paper.
The Daily Times
The Topeka Capital
And the Gat for 2.00
The Kansas Farmer
The fiibt settlement of Thomas
county wah maie in the fall of ii79
find tha enrinnr tt 1QQA A fa-n? fa:
Thos Rkd. " """6 Vi n"" " "" -""-
onnneu, km. lies movea in tne county, but until the
rail ol 1884 the population was not
xucd oue hundred. The fall
1884 and up to the present time the
uc or .nimiiriarion has couLinu-
ea until oil but about 7000 acres o:
buvi.nimeiit laud has been takeu, an,.,
ne population numbers thiee thous
and. The county was organized in
October last and a full set of officers
have been elected.
Of the county is almost level; rolling
along the streams, but in no place
rough. The South and North Forks
of the Solomon, the Saline, the Prai
rie Dog and the Sappa are the streams
of the county, although the Sappa is
the only stream of running water.
Is a black loam. The soil under the
buffalo grass is a little light in color,
but becomes ery dark when cultivat
ed or where other grasses than the
buii.iiu grow. The soil is rich and
deep. The sub-soil is hard and dry
under the buftalo grass, but when the
land is cultivated the soil becomes
soft and moist There is very little
sand in the county. The old style
breaking plow, made to move by eight
or ten yoke of oxen, is never seen.
A team can do the work easily. The
"Grasshopper" breaking plow is used
altogether. The plow is light with
iron bars in place of the mould-board.
May and June are the beet months
The crops especially adapted to this
cou.itr at present are wneat, rye,
sugar cane, muiet ana ail mnos or
vegetables. "Wheat and rye are sure
crops here when they arc sure in any
part of Kansas. Cora requires an
older soil to be a success, but notwith
standing, that erop in the past two
years has been a decided success.
The buffalo grass predominates.
This grass is a small matty grass, ma
tures e&rly, and is very nutritious,
stock preferring it to other grasses.
The blue stem and other grasses are
working in rapidly, and in time will
entirely exterminate the buffalo grass.
Plenty of hay land is found along the
streams and in the valleys.
FORESTS AND ORCHARDS.
In the matter of planting trees, the
ground must be in a thorough condi
tion of cultivation before trees are a
success. Deep rooted trees are the
most successful. In fruit trees, the
peach will grow on second breaking,
also the plum, while the apple and
cherry need an older soil. Grapes,
raspberries and blackberries grow lux
uriantly when properly cared for.
Wind-breakB are needed for orchards,
and the Russian mulberry is a decid
ed success for that purpose.
PURS AND SOFT WATER
The water is very soft, requiring
no chemicals to soften it for washing.
It is perfectly free from alkali it
can be found by digging from 16 to
125 feet, the average depth being
about 50 feet It is inexhaustible,
windmills pumping from a well all
the time do not affect the water in
the least, the supply seemingly never
decreases. One well we know of has
supplied water for over three hundred
head of cattle besides a dozen or more
The climate is all that can be asked
In summer we have some warm days,
but there is always a slight breeze,
and the nights are deliciously cooL
Sultry weather is entirely unknown.
In winter we are subject to some cold
snaps, but the most of the winter it
pleasant Nertr long; early fpriagi
and 1U fall.
A HEALTHY COUNTRY.
As a healthy country it is not ex
celled in the world. Perfectly free
from malaria or chills and fever, while
those that have lung troubles when
they come here speedily recover.
One year of western Kansas life will
do more for a consumptive than all
the medicines that learned physicians
can prescribe. Hundreds can attest
THX FUEL QUESTION.
In the matter of f el, we have the
Colorado coal, the best soft coal used.
The cost is from $5.00 to $6.50 per
ton, at the railroad, and will be cheap
er when the western coal trade gets a
better start It is cheaper than wood
and dosen't need cutting.
Lumber can be bought at from $18
to $30 per thousand.
ft. R. PROSPECTS.
Thomas county has the most flat
tering railroad prospects. The B. c
M. from Oberlin, the Missouri Pacific
from Stockton and the K. P. from
Oakley. It is safe to say that another
year will find one if not two railroads
through Thomas county.
GROWTH Or KANSAS.
SMITH, WALKER & CO.
1860 $ 24,736,450.00
Kansas property is not assessed at
more than one-half its real valuation.
1884 13 011,333
BU8HSLS WHEAT RA18ED
BUSHELS OF CORK.
Northwestern Kansas, as far as
heard from, stood the gale much bet
ter than the southwestern portion of
the State. It is not, in fact, so level,
bleak and shelteiless as the Arkansas
and Cimarron country, and the im
provements are probablj' of a more
substantial character, However, there
are very few cases reported where
people who remained in their homes
were frozen. Those who perished
were traveling across the country on
The rainfall for the last seventeen
years in Kansas averages 35.18 inches
each year. The number of days the
thermometer has indicated below zero
in the same time averages ven each
year. The number of days the ther
mometer has indicated above ninety
degrees, in the same time, averages
forty-one days each year.
A gentleman who claims to know,
and who, by the way, is a scholar and a
christian, says the only difference be
tween Kansas and Paradise is that
Kansas is receiving much the heavier
immigration and has the best roadB.
Edwards county seems to have the
centre of the blizzard. It is reported
that twenty-two persons were frozen
to death, and that half the stock in the
county was killed by the cold.
Tilton, of theWa-Keeney Big Head,
save we have no influence. We don't
claim that we can control the western
part of the State. This we do know,
that five out of every six of the lead
ing men in the counties west of Trego
county despise Tilton, and will, not
support him for Auditor..
Ktep a foil gtock f
Drugs, Medicines, Toilet articles, Paints and
Oils, Patent Medicines, etc.
For School and Deed
ed Lands are bound
to raise. I have some
desirable bargains in
school lands ; lands
suitable for farms or
ranches at from $4.50
to $7.90 per acre. Ti
tle guaranteed. No
lands with questionable
titles handled. I sell
my own lands, and
can save you money.
W. H. COPELAND.
ENNIS & NEIL'S CHEAP CASH STORE.
MONUMENT SIDING, St Jorrn County. Kan.
Seven Miles Nearer than Cleveland
Down prices go. Save money by
Groceries, provisioni, hardware, stoves, tinware, queenswate,
boots, shoes, hats, dry goocfc, blankets, comforts, etc.
LUMBEB, LIME AND FEED.
Best, lump coal from $6.00 to $6.50.
A car load of splendid Iowa potatoes. V9e are sole ageou,
for the celebrated Star windmill, ' tubmlaf well supplies and.
deep well pumps..
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