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VOL. I. NO. 49.
COLBY, THOMAS COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY n, 1886.
$1.50 PER YEAR.
Population in 1884, 161.
h-v.v frjrv rvi.
Population in 1886, 3,000.
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Buy 160 or 640 acres of choice land as an investment. It will make you rich within a few years.
I WILL SELECT YOU LAND FOR HOME PURPOSES, AND GUARANTEE SATISFACTION
m aot past i!F mwm Kansas,
Thomas and Sherman counties a specialty. Being familiar with this country, its soil and future possibilities, I am
prepared to place your money where it will prove an excellent in vestment,, in school lands, R. R. lands, deeded lands
or town property in western growing towns where there is life and enterprise.
Satisfaction Guaranteed On all Purchases, Sales & Locations.
ABSTRACTS ALWAYS ON HA?i5D OF VACANT LANDS.
No charge to the purchaser for showing lands. I show lands Free.
Full satisfaction guaranteed. R. R. contracts for 25.000 acres at a bargain.
Good investment. Stock Ranches, 2,000 acres, well watered, at a bar-
20,000 acres of School Lands in tracts of I60 to 640 acres at $4 to $6
per acre. Small cash payments down; ballance on longtime at 6 per cent,
interest. 150,000 acres of Deeded Lands in tracts of 160 to 320 acres at
$3.50 to $4.00 cash.
Do not hesitate one moment but purchase your ticket and get on board the train and start for the West, and live happy en a small capital in
buying land, "securing claims from the U. S., or investing in Town lots, Claims and other property in various localities For Sale and Exchange.
WRITE FOR WHAT YOU DESIRE, AND THAT MONEY WILL BUY.
County Script and Warrants Bought and Sold. Money Loaned on long time, Interest collected, and remitted without extra charge to the lender. Taxes paid
for non residents, or made payable east. Refer to the business men of Colby and the county officers of Thomas.
. LESSENGER, Heal Estate Agent.
ATTORNEY AT LAW, LAND LAWYER and CONVEYANCER. Special attention paid to contesting
Colby, - Thomas - County, - Kansas.
THE THOMJB COUNTY CAT.
Oolby Union Sunday School nioeM every
Sundm at 1U a. m.
Prcaehinjr at 11 a.m.
Slnjon-ut i::wr. m. .
Services hold'in Mr. Beau's Hall. All aro
Invited. "Whn-joot er will maj come.
K. A. CUOUSE, Tastor.
JIIVC fAIINTV - RAW
R. A. HENDRICKS.
Nejrotintc loans on real estate in. Thomas,
Rawlins and Che.venne counties.
5jEa3j toimo and quick returns.
I. O. O. F.
Snwlljcht LodsoXo.273, uioetsreprularly ovor
Xuusd.n oiuns:atHe.inN Hull, at .o clock
AllmoinbcrsOt tiieonier arc coruintijr
M. E. WELD,
Attorney & Counselor
lavited to attend
A Letter From Kansas.
To the Gohlevillc. Slich., Herald.
Colby, Thomas Co., Kan., Jan. 1, 8ti
Once more we have the pleasure of
presenting to the many readers of the
Herald a letter that may be useful
to many. It is said that nothing is
done w ithout a motive, neither has
the Northwestern Kansas been issued
without an object, that is to inform
those in search of homes and govern-
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.win .1 l....- TT O Ti4 fne o 1IH-1IU liilll.10 1111 Lvf IWfV lw . u
I "ill prUCllCU IIUHIIT; U. f . LIUIU UUIW' "I
'Obciim. or betore thoKoncrai laud oihcoiit satisfy ourselves I wov.ld say come
w.iwiiiinrtnti nti.i jii Mil Stnfp Knd ledcrnl J J
COUNTY DIRECTORY. (courts. Ileal estate and commercial law a ( t0 Thomas Co., and see for yourselves
sroiiico,we-.t side, over Central Drugstore. as in other portions of our state the
day laborer and tenant have come to
be landholders and capita libts, so in
Thomas Co., with its broad, acres of
fertile prairies and its atmosphere of
mountain purity. As it makes onward
to the cousumation of early develop
ments, raise its pioneers to that haven
so much sought for by all a compe
tence for us a heritage for our posteri
ty. God himself gave the true defhn
tionof the empiie when he scid, "Be
ye faithful, multiply and replenish the
earth and sublime it,' and this is what
the psople of this age are now doing,
one of the grandest achievements of
combined human energy is to occupy
and subdue a continent like this of
ours to do such a woik property- re
quires harmony, order, science, skill
and perseverance in the highest and
strongest sense of these terms, the
people of this country look back on
what they have done, and are pleased
w ith the progress they have made, and
Jprk Jnm" N. FiUe.
EHaiffiji!s!.w-JLaw, Loan and Land Office of
Repie-eiitatie W. H. Copeland.
Attoniuv W. G. l'oiter.
Shentr W. H. Kuiffcry.
Probate. ludjrc M. L. Lacev,
Oleik District Court E. J. Valno.
kureor V. P. Cliambcts.
Ooronlr M. McG reo y.
. I Frank Pin?reo, Ch n.
Oommi-siouor-. - M. W. Wltli.ua.
j U. T. Homuit,'-
V. B. TOMBLIV. W. Y. S VOEIt.
E. A. Haix Cashier.
Thomas County Bank.
TombliS & Saoeu, Props.
Does a general bankniff bu-nca, loans
ier. write insurance, tens i-nrriu m-
COliecilOUS pruiupu. Biituui.Ti ..
WILLC0X0X & 1I0VEY,
Do aponeral law buinc-. Deeded and
school land tor sale. Money to loan o chat
tel or real estate becurit. Correspondtuce
Office, Cor. Fr..nklln A v. and 3d St.
M. D, LESSENGER
Law, Loan and Land!
GEO. W. GOODSOE.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Heal Etato bouirht aid old. Money
loaned on chattel ami real estato k-ecurity.
On ICE OVElt ALLI.N i. SONS' fcTORE,
Cellar, - - SZa.2issLS.
Frank Pinc.rf.e, Xobiry Public. Colby, Kan.
L. W. Cox, Collector, Colby, Kansas.
PIXGREB & COX,
Real Estate Insurance
Ail kinds of lejcal business transacted. Deed-1
otf and schoollanus tor sn. oney to loan in i
birmtO SUJt the borrower. Correspondence I Wn hnrnnlmlno ,irms ami irild lanri$ in So.
fOliciteJ. , J braka, alvo school and deeied land In Thorn- ... , , ... ., j ..
Office otJDosite Central Drujr Store county. Kaiwxs. Locatlmr done in Tnomas well they may be for it transcends an
Office opposite central urug store, and Sheridan counties promptly and accu- . , , .
30LBY, THOMA.S county, Kansas. ! teiy. -" ' thing thawas ever witnessed before
to occupy and subdue a continent like
this of ours is a gieat achievement, i
have occupied it in part, but we are
far from having subdued it, in fact we
are. only entering into it. Looking
around to see what it is like making
preliminary arrangements fr going
earnestly to woik. The amazing ad
vances which have been made a ithin
a few months by the still active men
of this generation have given advan
tages to them which none of their pio
genitors enjoyed and with all these
new forces the advancing wave of
popxlation is pushing into the unoccu
pied portion of our country.
Thomas Co.. undoubtedly embraces
the largest area in a bod' of agri
cultural land in the state and it is
&afe lj predict that but a short time
must elapse eie this, entire county
will be placed under a high state of
cultivation. "Where the ground is
cultivated the most copious tains pne
etrate through the soil, which in its
lowest depths retains it like a huge
sponge, and when droughty periods in
tervene the moisture rises from below
by capillary attraction, supplying all
the needs of vegetation in dry times.
This alluvium makes the sab-soil hich
is overlaid by the surface soil of a
thickness of 18 inches to three, four or
more feet; the surface soil is organic
ally the same as the sub-soil, but
mixed with organic matter the growth
and decay of centuries, the u hole mak
ing a garden soil, it is easy to work,
no forests to be cleared and no stumps
to tear out of the giound, the sod has
to be broken and plowed, then a crop
is raised, this is the whole operation
and this makes Kansas the Fanners
paradise. Those who want to receive
the benefits through the preemption,,
homestead and timber act cannot do it
to soon. The great raovifment of set
tlers westward will occupy the best
farming and grazing lands of Kansas.
Good lands, both for grain growing or
grazing or both combined can yet be
had in Thomas Co., Kansas. A man
can take a homestead and timber
claim, making him 320 acres. The
land is well suited to wheat, rye, oats,
bail y and other cereals, the root ci ops
do exceedingly well, potatoes, onions,
turnips, beets, tomatoes, melons, and
in fact, an' and all crops have been a
grand success. If yon are thinking of
going west come to Thomas Co., Kan
sas, and see the improvements made
in eight months and also don't forget
to call on me at Colby.
"W. A. Stanton.
Twenty-flvo Years Old.
Friday the state of Kansas passed
her twenty-fifth birthday. The quar
ter of a century of her existence just
closed has been a remarkable one
throughout. With her admission into
theuvion, January 29, 1801, she began
to develop the resources that have
.brought her up to the fifteenth . state j
in the union. The desert of America '
has been converted into a lanre and
productive farm. Cattle an2 shep
now occupy the plains over which the
red man and antelope roamed at will.
The great iron horses, those advance
guards of commerce, go thundering
over their level road beds, and bring--iug
into our state upon the steel rails
wealth, population, and prosperity.
While the growth of Kansas has been
wonderful during the past iuenty-fhy
rears, developing from a weak smug
gling community into a prosperous
and powerful state, it w:is nothing
compared with what her inciease and
development will be during the next
ten years to come. The capitalists of
the east are turning their eyes to Kan
sas as 'the most inviting place to invest
their money. The great trunk lines
of railways have recognized her im
portance, and are pushing their lines
into the state, 5,000 miles of railroad
having been built since ISb't within
its boaders. The farm products raiv
ed within the state in 1S35, aggrega
ted over $110,000,000 in value, while
in 1S(J0 the entire property contained
in it agrigated only 31,327,000. Out
of a total in 1880 of 99G.00U inhabi
tants, 110,080 were not natives of the
United States. In other words a
little over 11 percent of olir popula
tion is foreign born. Oennauy con
tributes 28.034; England and "Wales
10,200; Ireland 14,903; Canada 12;
530; Russia 8,032; Scotland 2,788
and France 1,851. The whites number
952.8S9 and the colored people 43,
107. The people of Kansas realize the
wonderful progress it has made, and
from all parts come accounts of tint
observance of her twenty-fifth birth
day. Emporia Republican.
-Trusses at Stnith& Walker's
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