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VOL. II. NO. 6.
COLBY, THOMAS COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1886.
$1.50 PER YEAR.
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lerk .TaiiM. X. Fike,
Treasurer X. D. Ue.iu.
Hejri-terof Deeds John V". Irwin.
Supeiintemlent I'nblie Iiis't W. W. Walker.
Iteprc-untatAe W. H. Copt hind.
-Attorncv W. G. Pnrtci.
Shcntl W. H. Klngi-iy.
Prolmte .Tudf-'O M. I,. I.ncev,
C'erfcBi-bict Court i;. .!. I'.i:n.
Sim ej 01 T. 1. f lnmbt-rfa.
Coronti M. McGixcvy.
( Frank Tina roc, I
M. W. Withum.
I K. T. Heinii:;r.
I. O. O. F.
Suwlifdit Lodjre No.".l, meet i ejnilm ly c or
Tuesday e cnins- t IJciii"" H.ill. al 7 o'clock
p. m. Alhnembei or the 01 dcr are conl.allj
United to attend.
Colby Union Sunday School meets eerj
Sunday at 1U a. m.
Preaehinjr at 11 a. m.
Sinpin. tit 7 :&)!. j:.
Preaching at .i. si.
Services held in Mr. HenuV Hull. All are
inited. "WhoaoetiMill niiiv eoine."
E. A. CltOUSE, Pastor.
II. E. WELD,
Attorney & Counselor
"Will practice heroic U. S. Land Ofhco at
bmlin. or beloie thetrenci.il land oiiitc at
Washington, and in al! btnto and iedcirl
2oiuts. Ittal estate and commpicial l.iw a
i;-""Oi;ice, est side, o or Cent i alDnif,' Stoic.
Law, Loan and Land Office of
WILLCOXOX & HOVEY,
Do a general law humess. Deeded and
30I100I land for wile. Money to loan ox chat
tel oi ical estate secunty. Conespondence
Office, Cor. Franklin Av. and 3d St.
GEO. W. GOODSOE.
.Attorney and Counselor at Law.
ItealTFstato bonjrht nKd sold. Money
loan i o ) attel and 1 1 a i a : tce-mlj.
OFFIO: 0 Lit AI.I.LN 5. .)NS' STOKE,
CJclTssr, - - Kansas.
Frank Pinouuf. Notary Public. Colby, Kans
Ti. W. Cox, Collector, Colby. Kansas.
PIXGKEE & COX,
Real Estate Insurance
We ha e choice limns and w iid lundt in Ne
"hnuska, also school and deeded lands in rhom
"jis count v. KaiKUv, Locating done in 1 hoiiuio
-and Sheridan counties promptly and accu
Atfy at Law.
W. H. ItKKIl,
)UFF & REED.
Attorney at Law & Land Brokers,
Zr Wild. impro el and school lands boujrht
jinri sold. Final piiwt papers made out. Col
ixntimis miide and liioiunt remittance, and
special tmentioii tzi en io ciikiuwu im ---.
"Will practice in all the state and lolenil courts.
tSr oil'te it noor east oi ium """"-
HEMIWG & HEXING,
Real Estate Agents,
tSTFine claims ror sale. Ixxjatins- done.
A.11 kinds, or land business promptly attended.
v Money To Loan en Real Estate.
W. G. POUTER.
Attorney at Law
22?.V11 land business promptly and accurate
ly done and satisfaction guaranted.
al j ears epen"eaoc in Xln-biiMne-s, 1 can :
ly jniara..ite nuimukuuu,
First Door East or A. J. Allen's, Colby.
J. J. SEARS & SONS,
Real Estate Agents,
OAKLEY, ST. JOHN CO.
St. John county, U. P. U.K.. where nil trains
-stop. Wenredoinpra ciier.U land business.
Locating in Thomas and St. John counties
nnado a siecialty. All kinds of laud business
i V "ft rAXUFACTCKEK OF BOOTS & SHOE
Lv l I All the latest stlcsiniHrr'd andsewix
VI shoes and boots. lt'paiuns promptlj
-" -LTXand neatJvefc:iHl. lia'.i.'.jlu'dAti
W. H. ARCHER.
rwr-x mod selection of fresh groceries, also
j. , crry eo-a ciui""ms -" "j 6v.
f1vrnal for sale at Reasonable
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k&sl!tCnmcT DOT7 BW . IT A KS A R
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M. H.TO'IT,I. W.F. SAGHIt.
E. A. Kvll. Cashier.
Thomas County Bank.
Tomblix & Sackr, Props.
Does a general blinking- business loans
mone, Mites insurance, sells eastern e
chaiure. Collections piomptlj attended to.
, ABSTRACTS OF TITLE.
COMPLETE Abstracts or Title ror any
projiertv vin Thomas County rurniahed tit
E. A. HALL,
Abstracter and Notary Publie.
ALLLXCr & CASE,
Real Estate Agents.
Locating- done in Tliomus and Sherman
counties. School and deeded lands ror sale.
Olhce at Commercial House.
St. John County, Kansas.
Dops a ircneral land business in
St..John and Thomas counties.
Attends to contests and other besi
ness before the l S. Land Otiice.
Will locate settleis on government
RAWLINS - COUNTY - BANK.
E. A. HENDRICKS.
-aJZ'T7vrooir - - i-'s.
Negotiates Io ins on real estate in Thomas,
Kawlins uud Chejennc countie.
CBT"Easy tci 3i; vv.d quick 3 : . :-ns.
T. C. SHBXKLT,
(Contractor & guilder
Estimates of work furnished. Sat
isfaction guaranteed. See me before
City Meat Market !
T. P. EEEITAX.
Fresh and cured meats for sale at all
W. R. SMITH,
The best grades alwaj-s on
hand at the lowest prices.
Second door north or Cat Ofhce. Colby. Kan.
W. R. SMITH,
ALL KINDS OE WAGON WORK
Material Always on Hand
JOHN A. WALKER,
Liverv & Feed Stable
Good rigs and plenty of
Stabling and Peed.
Shop first door north of the Cat
office. General blacksmithin? done.
Breaking plows put up. IT you want a good
breaker call and see the Kansas Clipper man
uiacturcdby VANCE BKOS. at Colby, Kans.
Horse shoeing done, New Lays made. You
that have old plows to be repaired ehenld
come in at once. All work guaranteed to give
satisfaction rr money refunded.
Give us a call.
Editor Cat: Thinking you would
like to hear ftom this part of the
Well, we are trying to keep up with
the rest of our country brothers in pre
paring for the spring and summer
work, but as new comers, we think
thceather is a little rough on us for
sunny Kansas, but we' mean business
and don't show the tender-foot. We
have come to stay, and see it out, by
the looks of the sod houses going up
all arouud this part It looks to me
that all this beautiful prairie bound
less in acres is not here for nothing.
Neighbors, it only wants a -will and
perseverence and a few hard knocks
to shape it into as good an agricultural
district as there is anywhere in the
United States. So do not give up the
ship, she is bound to lloat as long as
mc stick to her. So boys for a long
pull, and a stiong pull, and keep
things i.i shape and the light kind of
seasons i ill come as it has heretofore
in the eastean paits.
Heavy rain showers Satuulay and
The school commenced Monday
April 12th in district No. l.".
Our Sundaj school has commenced
at Cumberland once more. Theie was
a large crowd out. Last Sundaj- there
was preaching. There will be preach
ing a week from next Sniuhvy. by
Slaking gaulen is the order of the
Mr. Wilson, of Nodaway county,
Missouri, arrived here a few weeks
e'b'i and is now building on his
claim in iscc. 33, town G, range 32.
Mr. Jones is once more on his
claim in Thomas countj.
Emigrant wagons can still be seen
going west Ave like to see them come,
it looks like having more neighbors.
As it is getting late in the night
I suppose wa will have to make our
Items shorffor this time, farewell.
Weather damp and disagreeable.
Plowing and breaking seems to be
the general talk.
School opens next Monday, in the
new school house.
Good attendance at the Sabbath
school last Sabbath, preaching by
Rev. Armstrong, also preaching again
bj- Rev. Armstrong in two weeks.
Hay is going fast from the creek;
soon all will he gone; those coming
first most sure of getting all thej'
Birthday parties teems to be in or
der and lively times.
Miss Minnie Stnvyer is at Colbj,
and we miss her at our gatherings.
Fanners are starting out quite ex
tensively in the fruit business.
A. T. Knudson is the boss trucks
man of Cumberland.
Mr. Barber is at Oberlin awaiting
the arrival of his daughter.
Several new comers in our neighbor
hood, Mr. Jtyan and famil', Mr. Ma
lum and wife. Jim Clellen and family,
and some old bacthelors that can not
afford a better half.
Mr. Stobie, our blacksmith, is very
busy turning out some very nice
Mr. Hubbard is busy planting his
timber cLim. More anon.
All quiet at Gem Ranch except a
gentle breeze now and then. A fine
shower en the 12th.
Health very good. No use for doc
tors. Our school house is not commenced
Well the "sessor was around and
found out that we were not worth very
much am how.
Mr. John Crawford and his son-in-law,
Mr. John Rose, went to Nebraska
last week, after corn, aiid are not
A Sabbath schooljLin progress at
Gem' Ranch now, meeting every Sab
bath at three o'clock p. m.
The boys u ill play base ball next
Saturday at Gem Ranch.
Contesting seems to be the best
way to make money at present. We
think such work for speculators ought
l- be slopped, if Mr. Xynch lias to
Gem Rancli needs a good black
smith. Mrs. Burncll and Mrs. Barnhill
have landed here and are now on their
claims. Mr. Barnhill and Mr. Pox
are expected here soon.
Mart Witham says his cattle have
about quit crying, for thej- are nearly
Mr. Wilson's house is looniiug up.
Mr. B. Guru-ell and II. B. Saddler
are happy now, for they have plenty
of water at home now. Mr. Salina will
commence a iell soon.
Eoiioit Cat: Thinking that per
haps. on would print a few items
fiom this point, 1 make bold to send
3 ou a few.
The rush of immigrants to, and
through this county something re
markable. Hundreds of loaded wag
ons aie pa&bing each day, and the
settlers are encouraged, and every
appearance of business and thrift are
We are glad to see more wells being
dug. Every farmer should have one,
it will pay in the long run.
We hope for a favorable fanning
season, though spring is late.
A great man- neighbors hae plant
ed potatoes, and quite a- number have
Wheat and lye looks well, and
green grass is making a good start.
The Quickville P. 0. is settled at
last, and we may now expect our
mails regular. The P. M. has declar
ed her intentions of doing "the fair
thing" by all and as we love peace,
we devoutly hope that, every thing
will pass off inerry as a marriage bell.
If ou see fit to print this I will
D. 0. U. C.
The immigration which is now pour
ing into western Kansas is something
to excite wonder and bewilderment.
Thousands and thousands of the in
telligent funnel's of the erstera states
are daily pouring into our western
counties in order to take advantage of
the present low price of land and for
the purpose of developing the
wonderful sources of that yet more
Five years ago sections of land in
western Kansas, which now bow be-
foic the plow, were considered worth
less for agricultural purposes. To-day
hundreds of hard-working tillers of
the soil are preparing the ground for
the coming crops.
The da' is coming, and it is not far
distant, when such a thing as worth
less lands in Kansas will be a thing of
the past Our state will be teeming
with cereals and other productions
from the Missouri river to the Colora
do line. It will be one vast field of
agriculture the grandest state in the
Union the wonder of the age.
The house committee oifc territories
has reconsidered its action directing a
favorable report on the bill for the
creation of the territory of Oklahoma,
and submitted a report adverse to all
bills for the creation of said territory.
Behind their action the hand of the
cattle men is plainly visible. There
is no good reason why the land should
not be taken out of the hands of a few
capitalists and given to the home-seekers
of our own country.
Smith Count- Pioneer -. The new
comers will make more money than
the old settlers, but they won't have
near as much fun. They will have
more nice things to eat, but they will
not enjoy it so much as the old ones
did their corn cake with jack rabbit
and gravy. The old settlers enjoyed
many things that the new comer can
never realize. We feel sorry for the
newcomers to Kansas.
Iron, nails, steel,
Harness and Harness Goods, Robes, Etc.
jJSr'Everything sold at bottom prices. Harness shop and tin shop in
connection. Repairing promptly and neatly done. Call and examine goods
ENNIS k NEIL'S CHEAP CASH STORE.
MONUMENT SIDING, St. John County, Kan.
Seven Miles Nearer than Cleveland
Down prices go. save money by
patronizing us. -
Groceries, provisions, hardware, stoves, tinware, queensware,
boots, shoes, hats, dry goods, blankets, comforts, etc.
LUMBER, LIME AND FEED.
Best lump coal from $6.00 to $6.50.
Rock Spring Coal Constantly on Hand.
Good stabling for teams.
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
prices are the lowest.
Central Drug Store.
3IAKES 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. Patchin, Manager.
stock barb wire,
be convinced that our
Moulton &Griffis, Props.