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VOL. I. NO. 52.
COLBY, THOMAS COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1886.
$1.50 PER YEAR.
TIE "THOMAS CODMT CAT.
Colby 1'niou Sunday School meets eveiv
8uilur iif 10 a. 11.
S-lziciuy tit7.&i r. Jt.
"Preac!..r.g at $j. ji.
Set vice.- held in Mr. 13c:sn's Hall. All aro
mtileJ. "WLo-joevcr will miv como."
i:. A. CHOOSE, Pastor.
!. O. O. F.
Su .lipht Lodc No. -To. mi-tit regularly i'er
Tnusdav c.'cninsr -it Ur.-ti s Kill, at 1 o elite k
p.m. Alline-nbei-of tauoriRT lire cordially
invited to attend.
lorlt .7nnu- N. FiUc,
Treaurcr N. D. Boan.
JtojntProf 7)olv-JolnHV Tr'vin.
auperlntcii'ltnc Public ln5 t y.WT."Valter.
Kepic'entative W. II. Copelaud.
A.t'rnfv W. G. Porter. J
Stierlff W. H. Kingory.
Proliato.liide M. L Lacoy.
Clerk DNtrict Com t II. .1. P lino. v
tjur eyor T. P (Jimmbcrs.
eoroner M. McGrcovy.
I Fnink Piotrrei', Ch'n.
Oommibsloners M. V. Wtilium.
I It. '1'. Hemlni,'.
M. D, LESSEXGER
Law, Loan and Land
All kinds of lcffal business transacted. Deed
ed and bchool la.id lor Mile. Moaoj to Ioa in
sums to suit the borrower. Conespor-ocncy
OSlcc opposite CcntiTd Dnifi: Store.
COLBY, -THOMAS COUNTY. KANSAS.
M. E. WELD,
Attorney & Counselor
Will prncttco before T S. Land Oiliee at
jberhn, or before the general land oihco at
Washmston. and in all State and iciier.il
courts. Heal estate and commercial law a
J2S0lbce. Arest side, over Central Di up Store.
Law, Loan and Land Office of
WILLCOXON & IIOVEY,
Do aspjnontl lv Inline". Dccrtnl and
school land fo- alo. Money to lean o chat
tel or real e-tate tecurity. Corresyondcuce
Office, Cor. Fr-nklm Av. and 3d St.
GEO. W. GOODSOE.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
HcnlKvtate bought and eoM. ?Ionoy
loanwl on chattel and real estate Security.
Office over au.es &sos"bTOKE,
Contractor & Builder,
Jobs solicited, estimate furnished for nil
kinds of buildings. T hare now rot my shop
in running order. Scrole sawing and bracket
work a specialty. '
City IVIea't Market !
T. 1". FEELIAN.
Fresli and cured meats forsale at all
E5 M 3 S H W K Ir M Ii
3 la m&M
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Krvsk P.:.cntF. Notary Public. Colby, Kaiib
w . t, vuncvjiut, uiu, auuwis.
.PIXGKEE & COX,
Real Estate Insurance
WGhiivcboicBfurm?atiiT7iiii.i:niK in Xe-
.o v..jmi.. iiuii;i;", AJi Vllll tlUiH' ill J IiUUl.tS
OrtlTif T-IT1-I1J I jk at. .1... .1 ... "r ..
r.::j. bi;ci:iUn toanties piomj.tly
M.r.iwi x. n i?
, Locating done In Tiioroas and Shaman'
conrircs. sehofsl ind doodti J Una
Oibcu lit Coij.ir.oieisl IIou-ji
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE.'
o:ip:jUTC Abs:ict. or Title Tor., any
7iropc.-ty iii ThoKias, Count Turnishod at
reatonubic r.itos. At
o:ip:.r.TE Abstict. of
K. A. HALL,
Abstmcttrand Notai Publ c.
Real Estate hgenis
VL'K KVILLK, KANSAS.
T"Fino cl inns for hale. Locating done
All kinds of laud busmen prompll attended
Money To Loan n Ron! Estate.
V.'. G. POUTER.
Attorney at Law
IrAll land bu-'nes promptly and accurate
ly done and satisfaction jrunrniited.
J. J. SEARS & SOXS.
Real Estate Agents,
OAKLEY. ST. JOHN CO.
rt. John county. V. P. K. K.. wbcre all trains
'-top. Wo aro doitv a Kicral land bu-iup;.
Locating in Thon:a and St. .lohn counties
made a - ccmltv. All kinds of land business
JOUN A. WALKER,
jveiy & Feed
Good rigs and plenty of
Stabling and Peed.
Grocery Store !
W. IT. AECnER.
ZSA pocd selection of fresh grccerie, aiso
carry some clothing and dry goods.
Coal for Sale at Reasonable
OTTERBOUENE, - KANSAS.
AXL KINDS OF WAGON V0RK
- DONE PROMPTLY.
Material Always on Hanc)
f i iui'iit unci anAiuy oi iue tUIOlig jro7S
leai Estate Aerrn!more il,te"ss-fw Misbecoming apuar -
IN A SHORCTlME
! From Tlio Iloldrrdsre (Nob.) Xuggnt.
Colby. Kax.. Jan. I7th.
Peiliaps noprevioue year in Ameri-
can history has witnessed a stampede
for land by pioneer homeseskors
C(lua- to t,ie ouo 3ust Passed. From
the Columbia b"nt to tiip l?in Hi ni'flf
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there has been a steady advance of
frontier locators. anvl as the li
nioachcs the mountains the
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1 ent that a uemand that consumes
I millions of sicies of laud mouthy
' cannot many years longer be .-ttppkdv.ill'be built in a shoit time, etc., un-j
tiful prairies once embraced in anq
considered the uninhabitable A uvni-.
can Desei t are now bedecked bv thet
cabins or tlio muomitabic squatter,
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and towns, ppnnsr up like niacic,
thronged wiUrdfe nd actiyity of Vne.'
eneijetic pioneer. Railroads and all
- i conveyances going westward aie
thronged with passengers, hotels aie
iciowded to overflowing; and the high -
? ways are lined with the camp-fires of
i immigrants, all wending their way to
'the Mecca where homes can be had hills under the smoke clouds of the iron
jfor the taking, the free gift of a coun 1 horse, dropped into one of the crowd
' try all their own. Well may the frce'ed hotels of McCook, Nebraska, and
Americans rejoice that over the great conceiving himself a westerner pro
j wild west that greets his vision w hen ' ceeded to get information as how best
' he reaches the remote frontier, no :
( hereditary potentate sways a despotic!
! scepter, and be proud that his own j
of dominion inherited from the heroic
ancestors w ho w rested from the tyran
ic monarch s sway this vast new
A decade ago much of tills countn
was taken by settlers; but the dis-
couragernents of drouth, hot winds
and l emote supplies were beyond en -
durance, and many abandoned their
claims and rettuned eastward, but no,v 1 This town is situated on a fertile, j
railroads advance within the settle- ievoi prairie near the center of Thorn-
men t. the rain-belt has extended west- j as county and is the county seat. The
ward, crops have been lcmunerativeiit house was built May hist, and
and the future out-look of this country 't i,,, r.nw sK-r.v hnildinfrs. inelnd-!
betokens unparalelled prosperity. '
Here now all the modern conveniraevs j
of home are attainable: sfcncfell,
churches, and all the adjuncts cf
civilized society keep pace with com- J of.laslies and gentlemer), holds exer
muuities, and the hardships of pioneer J eises each week in which arc displayed
life will never again be felt :is they j Ui;ich interest and talent. The town
have been felt in the past. The toil kas a newspaper called the Thomas
and time required to improve a timber- j Cat, which, if it fulfills the signifi
ed farm such as the pioneers of Ohio j ennce of its its name, will keep its
and Indiana and the more eastern
states had to endure are unknown
hsre, for the first breaking fc c:isier to
perform than the plowing of an Ohio
meadow, without considering the
stones and stumps, affords a remuner
ative crop the first season. This ap
plies to nearly all the prairie lands
embraced between the Missouri river
and the mountain ranges of the inte
rior, and is encouraging to all who
desire to avale themselves of their
land claim rights to secure desirable
To give something of "a conception
of the amount of laud business de-
lnanded b the influx of land-seekers
in this district alone, the fact of tvcn
ty land agency oliices being located
on one street in the new town of
Obeilin, will illustrate, each being
occupied bv tv;o or tin ee busy, wide
! awake agents ready to render any awd
! all necessary assistance in their line
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for the customary fee. and besides
there are mnneious itiuei ant locators
always ready to establish you on a
i it j I
.iimiLUi fcecnuu miiuulu aa it i;uu;3
'vithout a rmkle, contiguous to a
, nourishing town that will become the
county seat, and to which a railroad!
,' ioty to become the happy possessor of
that identical fami.
, Most of the land seekers here are
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iTom west of the 0-iiO river, the feyor f
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seeming not to prevalo ia the r,ew! W iyo 'AlIVTV DlMff
England states, but occasionally a U UiAb lUUlUl MM,
Maine or 31as&aehusett3 man wends
his way hither to suipiise his vision
by beholding a tieeios farm that has
' ue cr been the t.ceug of a log-roiling.
OniA" a lew eelngs ago a Vermont
' scion, having sped from his native
to avail himself of his new situation.
Accosting his neighbor, how far it
might be to the' aeai eat woods where
stranger," was the cool rejoiner, ''just
over the hill beyond timber line you
will doubtless find what you want."
and tho dreamer, oblivious to the
titter of surrounding observers, re
sumed his meditation?, perhaps pictur-
;ing to his imagination vast forests of
: native timber stretching out into the
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ingjfcweuty stores, three hotels, echool
h0Ji i testaunint and other business
Lt-ri m proportion. A literary
society ornoiifcclnir a large membership
citizens from indulging in sleep, and
make a wideawake jcity. It is twenty
miles to ilomimenton the K. P. E. R.
from which point everything is ship
ped on wagons; but the road is with
out hill, and irom two to three tons
are loaded to the team. Next sum
mer one. are two railroads are expect
ed here withont fail, and a grand
boom will be the result."
There is an
extensive, track, of-
prairie here, embracing four or five
connfhs in this state, and extending
mto Colorado, which will constitute ja.
grands attraction for settlers the
Jnt my letter has already" grown
, t'jo long, and I must close; but first
will predict that two more 3'ears will
end the subject of this letter, and the
I 's ast anny of land crusaders will stack
- farms beyond "timber line" on the
mountains, and return on their rich
heritage of lands, to earn the irolden
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rewards of the greatest, most just, and
.and equitable potentates on earth,
' King Labor. Cosmopolitan.
M-n- roml$ ALXj CaahIS; F- SAOait
i llOlTiaS VOUntyljank
change. Collections prompts attended ro.
E. A. HENDKIOIvS.
-JZ,"S7vr003D, - - 22I.'S.
Negotiates loaca on real estate in Tboma3,
Rawlins and Cheyenne counties.
ETEa'-y terms and quick returns.
A. S, BEYMER,
S.t. John Count v, Kansas.
Does a general land business in
St.d ohu'and Thomas counties.
Attends to contests and other besi
ness before the U. S. Land Office.
"Will locate settlers on government
J. A. CASTOR,
Contractor & builder.
Estimates furnished and satisfation
mioronionrl PurfiftQ rlnoiiirr in htiH1
-vifr do , veil by calling on me bofore
letting the contract. 1
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Shop first door north of the Cat Room Sets, Bureaus, wardrobes,
olfice. General blacksmithing done, j lounges, tables, fancy stands, wash
HARROWS MADE. ' stands, and everything belonging to
Breaking plows put up. If you want a tood the
breaker call and -ee tho KaTM Clipper tnan
ufactu red by VAXCE U ROS. at Colby. Kans. j
Horeecboeinirdonc. i ct Lays m.ido. You
tbat hnvo old plow? to be repaired fbfiuld
conie inatoccc. All work guaranteed to jiro
satisfaction r money refunded. i
Give us a call. j
L H, BULLERS,
Stoves, Stoves, Stoves,
First-clasa goods and low prices:
THE LEAVENWORTH TIJ1ES.
BOTH ONE YEAfC,
?M", ft? SI
The Times is the best Ftate paper.
The Daily Times
And the Cat for $4.50.
The Topeka Capital
And the Cat for 32.00
The Kansas Farmer
And tho Cat for 2.50.
N. J. ADAMS'
Keeps in stock a full line of Bed
KJ.U OHDER IX
Promptly and carefully filled. Also
agent for all kinds of SCHOOL FlE
NITURE, for Thomas Kane & Co.,
the largest factory in the world.
School directors of this and adjoin-
Lmg counties will find it profitable to
see or correspond with me before pur
cbasinsr. Remember the Red'Eront.
T. J..ADAMS, Prop,
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