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COLBY, THOMAS COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL i, 18S6.
$1.50 PER YEAR.
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Which Is it ? Joe? BiK or Charley I
Echo answer:: Li-w or Eked P. f I keen.
A Weighty flatter to be considered.
LOOK WHAT THEY OFFER AT
77 "57 Wf 'JIT
jye have a fresh stock bought,
Jjjt Chicago prices and we shall sell .
jjower than the lowest,
Live and let live is our motto.
Eivery class of e'nl merchandise,
How m stock.
$5 fresh, sweet and clean,
Such as we can guarantee to you. We
)ffer no other.
sJow is your time to buy.
Stop and see us.
JARDiNE & HEED,
Real Estate Agents,
SCHOOL & DEEDED LANDS
Relinquishments on homesteads and timber
claims a specialty.
Locating done in Thomas, Sherman and Wal
lace counties, also agents for the
Celebrated Woodmanse Windmill.
First Poor north of Windsor House. COLBY. KANSAS.
W. H. COPELAND,
HEAL ESTATE AGT.
On 20 years' time from $4.50 to $6.00 per acre with a small
cash payment, in one-fourth, one-half or section lots in Thom
as, Rawlins, Sherman and Gove counties suitable for farming
or stock raising.
HOMESTEADS AND TIMBER CLAIMS FOR SALE.
Every acre of which can be cultivated. This
country is now BOOMING, and the early
buyer will get the best bargains.
Also business or residence lots in Colby.
CALL ON OR CORRESPOND WITH
W. H. COPELAND, - - Colby, Kans.
Samuel Stowaidson, son of John
and Mary Stewardson. departed this
life in the snow storm of January the
0-7 th. ISbG, in a draw on the south
east quarter of see. U. town ). range
"12, in 1 ho mas county Kansas, found
by .March the lSth and the funeral
services were held at his parents' res
idence and his remains deposited in
their lat iestinr place in Heed's
Cemetery. MaivhOth. 1SSG.
Such, in brief, is the tragic end of
an earthly life, once bright with hope
to its possessor, and to those who
knew him. And in his death, his re
latives and acquaintances mourn the
loss of a loving and devoted son, a
kind and affectionate brother, and a
true and faithful friend.
By the request of a number of
those who knew him, we herewith,
furnish a short sketch of his life.
lie was one of a pair of twins born
to his pr.rents, Jan. 27th, lSUO, his
mate dying July 12th. 18G0. Con
sequently at the time of his death he
lacked but a few weeks of having
completed his 20lh year.
He remained with his parents, in
and near Lawrence until the spring of
1S(J(J. when he removed a-, est with
his parents, who settled on a home
stead in the southwestern part of
Clay count;. Kansas.
There, on v.hat was then the f ion
tier, he began as it were, the recoid of
Ins life. There as civilization came
pouring in, he formed his youthful
acquaintances many of whom will
shed the te::iof legiet and sorrow as
they learn his fate. There in a country
school he began his school life and
also completed it. There on his
father's homestead he spent his youth
always at home with his parents lov
ing, obedient, and attentive to their
evciy wish, carefully pioviding for
their comfoit and happiness.
lie remained thoic until the spring
of 1SS2, when his paients, desiious of
having their family always together
auu iteemmg meir quarter section 111
suliieent r :dl, they again moved to
the frontier, and he settled with his
narents in the eastern pait of Thom
as county where his paients now ie-of Letitia r. O., was mainly nistru
side. Ueie his parents having their 'mental in securing the le-survey of
dine, Thomas Ieed, Warren Murphy,
L. Bern-, and "W. IT. ltced. who after
f examining the body and hearing the
evidence of the witnesses, brought m
their verdict that he came to his death
by freezing in the storm of Januarv
Being in the snow, his remains attirst
were almost natural, and itwaspeimit
ed to his friends and relatives to take
a last look at the face and form once
radiant with life, hope and vigor, and
then with loving hands to lay it in
the silent tomb.
Thus ended ten long weeks of faith
ful search, of anxious waiting
and suspense, of alternate hope and
despair, during which his relatives
and especially his mother passed
many sad and weary horn's, alleviated
only by the kindness and sympathy
of thoughtful friends. But now the
trial is ended and with his dust, in
the silent tomb, they lay their sorrow
looking forward, in hope to that hap
pier meeting where parting shall be
Of his life and character, little need
here be said. Born on the frontier,
raised among pioneers, he loved the
wild and genial fieedom of the west.
He was genial and hospitable, as all
can bear recoid who knew him. lie
was plain, modest and retiring, slow
in making acquaintances, but when
once made seldom forgotten. Seek
ing not the fiiendship of the rich or
great, neither despising that of the
poor or down cast, he was a friend to
all alike. He was sober and conscien
tious and his life was almost blameless,
although not piofessing chiistianity,
he quietly and without any pretension,
practiced its precepts. Peilmps he
had his faults and eccentricities, but
who that is mortal but has, yet in
his heart no thought of ill, and
among his many friends, we believe
there are very few who can recall
aught of injustice, or airy betrayal of
Perhaps the best tribute to his char
acter is that those who knew him best,
weie his wannest and iinnest friends.
Among his public services, he was
for two and one-half years postmaster
I And over his dust might TsGtlv be
inscribed the epitaph from Gray's
immortal Elegy. "
Here litshis head upon the la) of earth,
A youth to fortune anil to fame unknown.
Fair science frowned not on his lowlv
And meloncholy marked him as her own.
Lanre was his bounty and his heart
Heaven did a recompense as largely send,
lie gave to earth twas all he had a
He gained from heaven all he wished
Xo farther seel; his merits to disclose.
Xor di aw his frailties from their dark
There they with him in trembling
The bosom ot hi, father and his God.
J. 31. S.
IT. E. WELD,
Attorney & Counselor
Will piuctice foetore U. S. Land Olpco at
jlicilin. or before the jrenernl laud oliicc at
Wabinj,rtoi5. and in all Stato and lcderal
joints. Heal eate and eomineicial law a
T-OHice, Aest side, o er Central Drug'Stoie. iin ited to attend
JI.B.TounLiN-. w. F. Svgkk
E. .V. II ill Cashier.
Thomas County Barik.
To-mblix & Sagek, Props.
Docs n general bankinsr busine-s, loans
money, m rites in&iiruiicc, sells eastern ex
change. Collections promptly attended to.
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE.
COMPLETE Abstracts of Title for any
property in Thomas County lurnishcd ut
E. A. ILALL.
Abstracter and Notary Publta.
ALLING- & CASE,
Real Estate Agents.
Locating' done in Thoma-. and Sherman
comities. School and deeded lands tor sale
Ollice at Commercial House.
I. O. O. F.
Sunlight Lodge Xo. 273. meets legnlarly e err
Tuesday e emng at HeanS Hall, at 7 o'clock
p.m. Allmemuersol the order arc cordially
NEIL'S CHEAP GASH STOR
MONUMENT SIDING, St John County, Kan.
Seven Miles Wearer than Cleveland
prices go. save money by
family all around them, and a plenty
of this world's goods and v.-eie picpar
ini; to pass their remaining Uvs in
comfort anil happiness, and heie he
town 0, 7. & S. of lange 32. was town
ship eleik of Thomas before its
organization, was active in the organi
zation of the county, and was its lirst
lemained with them until the 5th of I county cleilc, by the Oovenor s appoint-
January, when he ueiit to Colby, to ment, discharging all his oihcial
attend a meeting ot the county com- ""ties with care and fidelity.
mis&ionon. on business not havimrl In his domestic relations he was
iiniahed his business he lemained until
the next day. and the e cuing, having
completed it. he uas returning home
in company ith 3Ir. Jardine. On
arriving at Mr. Jardine's. as it was
storming some and night coming on
Mr. Jardine lequested him to stay for
the night but thinking of his mother's
anxiety for him, he decided to try to
reach home, and accordingly started
on but perhaps had gone scared- half
a mile when the storm began in all
its blinding fury. Of his after-wanderings
we know but little, but judg
ing from wheie he was found he evi
dently tried to leturn to Jardine's,
failing in which he perhaps again
turned his steps in the direction of
home, but the storm drifting him
southward, he wandered around some
times riding and sometimes walking,
until becoming exhausted, he left his
horse on a little knoll or point and
walking a little way into a draw he
found a sheltered place and lay him
down to rest and sleep conscious of his
fate.and in a short time was covered
with drifting snow.
His relatives at home were ignorant
of his fate, supposing that he had
stayed at Colby or at Jardine's, but on
Friday morning, being somewhat anx
ious as to his wherebouts, they sent
Jas. Passell to inquiie after him and
he soon returned with the sad intel
ligence that he had left Jardine's
about 10 or 15 minutes before the
The news soon spread and kind
friends fiom all directions hasted to
join in the seaieh. Tlis tracks were
discovered the next Sunday. January
10th. and he was tracked to within a
few feet of where he lay, when
his tracks were lost in the drift
and though search was made around
there nothing could be seen of him.
Since then parties of friends have been
out searching almost constantly, near
there, southwards for a distance of
about 25 miles and in the direction
where it was thought possible he
could have gone, but without success
until Thursday. March ISth, when he
was accidently discovered by Mr.
living near there, the snow having
melted and exposed a part of his feet.
"Word was sent to his parents and his
remains were immediately brought
home and the coroner sent for, who
came and impaneled a jury, consist
ing of Gr. D. Erb, foreman. A. B. Jar-
most happ To his parents he
was a kind and dutious son. yielding
his Gverj wish or desire to their com
fort and happiness, to his brothers
and sisters he was that implied in
the tender name of brother. lie who
pens this tribute to hit memory, can
say that which few biothers who have
been so long and constantly together
can assert that they never quarreled
and but few harsh words have passed
between them to mar his memory
with the tears of sorrow and regret.
His life was one of almost uuinter
ruptable sunshine, and but few sor
iows or disappointments had crossed
his path-way. He lived in the pres
ent and the future contented and
happy in the one, hopeful in the other.
In the spring time of life, lobust hi
body, active in mind, he looked for
ward to a future, bright, useful and
happy. He enjoyed to the full, life's
joys, pleasures and hopes, without liv
ing to reap its cares, sorrows and dis
appointments. "And yet" as one has
said perhaps tis best just in the sweet
est, sunniest hour of all the voj'age
when eager minds are kissing even
sail to dash against thejmseen rock,
for whether in mid-ocean, or among
the rocks and breakers of the farther
side a wreck of death. And what is
death? 'Tis but the casting off the
cumbrous load of mortal llesh for
angels' robes and wings. Death in all
its forms is dreaded, yet his death was
not among the saddest. Tis true no
loving friends were there to sooth
the dying pillow, or speak words of
kindly comfort or consolation, and no
earthly car to hear the last wish or
utterance of the departing life. Still
he died in the full enjoyment of
health, vigor and intellect His pangs
perhaps were few. Perhaps battling
with stormy elements until fatigued,
exhausted and weary, he lay him
down to rest and sleep, resigned and
calm alone save with unseen spirits
the snow his piUow and his cover
ing. His troubles now are over, his
labors done, and "'he is now at rest"
And while with loving hands and
tender care, we commit his body his
earthly tabernacle to its' kindred
dust we look forward with faith and
hope to the f uturo world where "we
shall meet again" and where (Rev.
xxi 4.) -There shall be no more death,
neither sorrow nor crying neither any
more pain. '
Groceries, provisions, hardware, stoves, tinware, queenswarc,
boots, shoes, hats, dry goods, blankets, comforts, etc.
LIME AND FEED.
Best lump coal from $6.00 to $6.50.
Constantly on Hand.
Good stabline for teams.
Rock Spring Goal
A car load of splendid Iowa potatoes. We are sole agents
for the celebrated Star windmill, tubular well supplies and
deep well pumps.
HOWELL BROS., Proprietors:
Have opened a yard in Colby and keep constant
ly on hand a full and complete stock of
give us a call and be convinced that our
prices are the lowest.
Central Drug Store.
MAKES A SPECIALTY OF
Pure Drugs and Medicines
Everything in our line of the best obtainable.
When you are in need of paints, oils, per
fumes, stationery and all kinds of fancy no
tions. Don't forget to give our house a call.
A. W. Patchix, Manager.
M. T. Rowland, Prop..
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