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SEVENTH YEAE.
Norton expects a railroad. One'
has been chartered. It is the Burlington,
Kansas & Southwestern railroad com
pany. The- length of the proposed line
is about 150 miles, and the road is to
connect at the point of beginning, on the
state line, -with" the Republican Valley &
Kansis railroad, a Nebraska corporation,
which road begins at Republican City,
Neb.
MissaIda Holsinger, of Rock
well City, Norton county, we see by the
Norton papers, took strychnine, Tuesday
evening of last week, to end her life. She
succeeded. Further than that she was
despendent,.tho cause of her terrible sui
cide is unknown. She is highly praised
for her intelligence and kindness. Next
June 24, her twenty-first birthday, was
her appointed wedding day. Her parents
and lover are almost driven to despair.
The editor of The Western Times,
from which "Jottings by the Wayside,"
in this issue, is clipped, is a lady by the
name of DeGeer. She did not call on the
Western Kansas World when she was
here. Her article is given the benefit of
the World's circulation to call attention
to the superiority of the lands along the
U. P. railway over those in southern
Kansas, and to reflect properly the " sun
beams," the tropical flowers, the lady
workers and the clean features of the
western Kansas government land office.
On the whole, the article is not half free
enough from sycophancy; but the bitter
frequently has to be taken in order to got
the sweet.
A GLANCE AT BONDS.
Ostensible warfare against bonds covers
a multitude of sins in the West If any
portion of American soil ever needed a
railroad, our neighboring county of Rooks
belongs in that category. The people of
Stookton, and we presume of the county
generally, are desirous of voting a reason
able amount of bonds to secure one. The
Stockton papers are malting a determined
light for the bonds. Kirwin has been
bleeding a largo portion of Rooks county.
A number of Kirwinites are opposing the
bond proposion. Bull City (now Alton)
has derived much of her support from
Rooks county. Tho Empire also lights
the proposition to bond Rooks county.
Were we a resident of Rooks, as wo are
of Trego, we would wage a war in behalf
of tho voting of fivo hundred thousand
dollars in bonds if this amount wero nec
essary to deprive the communities named
in Phillips and Osborne counties of the
chance to bleed the county of our resi
deBce. This proposition is stated as a
matter of principle. If Rooks county can
prevent being bled to death by neighbor
ing leeches, but little time will be re
quired to save enough money to redeem
any bonds whose dollars aro expressed
with six figures.
ECHOES FROM THE "WORLD " JOB ROOM.
On a large bunch of land entry receipts,
Receiver Pilkenton has had printed, in
red ink, "Fintil proof must bo made
within seven years from date of this re
ceipt" Thisis not a bad fact for a good
many of our older homesteaders to re
member. W. S. Harrison's letterheads, billheads
and envelopes whicty we have printed for
him this week, will conduce materially to
his comfort in corresponding. Somehow
Harrison holds this meat market field
against all competitors when it comes to
counting any long stretch of time. There
is nothing strange about this. It is all
summed up in the observation that he
understands his Business.
Jim Henry Throws His Voice.
Jim says to us on a postal card, dated
at Ellis on April 21:
You might state in your paper that
our boys here are to have a mile race
on the Hays City track, for $100 a side, on
the 29th of this month.
, They have also closed a race against
the Ellsworth nigger, oh the track here,
nn the 4th of May, for $200 a side. The
race is to be 250 yards.
Probably some of the boys would like
to see them.
It has been told lately for a fact that
A. P. Mapes, who lives about twelve
miles southeast of this place, had made
final proof on his timber claim. He has
not However, ho has more than the
requisite quantity of timber necessary to
do so, and he will probably prove up in a
short time. The people in this land
district who prove up legally on their
timber claims are nearly as scarce as hen's
teeth.
Jottings by the Wayside.
The Western Times, Garden City, Kansas.
Our trip up the Union Pacific railway
was delightful. The Denver express on
this road makes the best time, and the
scenery in passing and crossing the
rivers is the finest in the state. The land,
in our opinion, surpasses southern Kan
sas in soil and productions. For example,
a Mr. E. H. Borah, whose extensive sheep
and cattle ranch lies near Grinnell, in
Gove county, directly north of our own
Scott Center, one year ago last fall put in
120 acres of rye (that was in the early fall
of 1883) intending it for a winter sheep
pasture. It grew up very vigorously, and
the sheep pastured on it all winter until
late in the spring of 1884, still continuing
to grow thick and rich, and, surprised at
the luxurious growth, sown with such
meager care or anticipation, and as an
experiment, Mr. Borah removed the
sheep that it might have a chance to
develop into grain. To his astonishment,
last fall he harvested an immense crop,
and, after retaining all he needed for feed,
shipped 3,000 bushels of good rye to
Denver. What Mr. Borah did forty
miles north of Scott Center (a far more
fertile region,) farmers can do more
with us.
All along this tier of counties through
which the Union Pacific runs, quarries of
very fine building stone are found, from
which magnificent depots are erected,
and other bisiness buildings. At Wa
Keeney, where we stayed over three days,
there are not only rich fanning lands,
belonging to tho railioad company and
government, which are being rapidly
taken up, but here and there abundance
of this building stone is found, from
which some prominent and beautiful
structures are erected. One in particular,
a magnificent opera honse. In a majes
tic wing of this structure the United
States land officials hold their office.
They occupy tho first floor of the wing.
It is large, commodious, well ventilated
and lighted.
We were more than gratified with the
taste and refinement of this spacious
office, as well as with the dispatch and
courtesy of tho learned receiver and reg
ister, Hon. W. H. Pilkenton and Captain
Hanna. In entering the office, there
was an air of cleanliness, order and refine
ment, contrasting pleasantly with the
crowded, dingy, smoky, suffocating air of
other offices. A large table with paper,
pens, ink, and comfortable chairs stood
in the waiting room, where litigators,
homesteaders and pre-emptors, in scores,
waited their time. No smoking or spit
ting. The air was sweet with the perfume
of the magnolia trees and other flowers
that adorned the recesses of the windows,
while at adjacent desks to the receiver's
and register's were two intelligent refined
ladies, transacting the same business per
formed in other United States land offices
in Kansas by able bodied men, whom the
Good Book declares should earn their
bread by the sweat of their brows. This
not only gave the home-like and refined
appearance to the office that the presence
of cultured women always gives, but re
flects on Messrs. Pilkenton and Hanna
great credit, and bespeaks more than
words the magnanimous spirit of appre
ciation and justice that induced these
noble-hearted gentlemen to extend to
disfranchised woman the right to earn
her bread according to her ability. May
tho just father in heaven reward them.
Mrs. E. G. Kyle, the receiver's clerk, is
a sweet-faced, petite little lady, and a
perfect sunbeam, dispatching business
with alacrity and courtesy ;perfect mistress
of her position. Miss Dixon, who occu
pies the desk to the right of the entrance,
the register's clerk, is engaged chiefly in
drawing geographical plats, with accuracy
and a stick-toativeness worthy of an
artist Both are perfect ladies, discharg
ing their separate duties in a masterly,
womanlike way.
The respectful demeanor of the .waiting
yeomen, together with their abstinence
from the use of the filthy weed, the
noticeable order and refinement of the
waiting and official apartments is at
tributable, no doubt, to a large extent, to
these ladies.
Another gratifying feature; no land
blood leeches mot strangers at theWa
Keeney depo to extract locating money,
and the legal work by misrepresentation,
from unwary victims, worse than the low
pettifoggers who infest Chicago justice
courts, and are a disgrace to any honor
able profession.
The hotels, too, reflect credit on this
county seat of Trego county, and in leav
ing the Commercial House, opposite the
depot, kept by T. R. Moore and his model
little wife, a paragon of thrift, kindness
and neatness, "we did so with a desire to
return to the tasty little parlor, comfort
able rooms, first-class board and the
genial company of the host and hostess.
We recommend the Commercial House
to our friends.
Mr. J. J. Shaffer, of Bioomington,
Neb., reached town last Saturday, and
remained until about the middle of the
week. He was tho guest of. Mr. Pilken
ton's family. He is a cousin of Mrs.
Pilkenton's.
Louis Ducros has been embellishing
Charley Benedict's store front with fruit,
pictures of different kinds. They, doubt-
l?ss. will prove n custom-drawing feature.
STOCK ZF-AJRIMHHSTG- THE BASIS OP OTTIR IHSTDTTSTIRIES-
AU-KEEEY, KANSAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1S85.
Again our good friends in the south
part of Graham county are about to have
a post-office. This time that excellent
lady, Mrs. Van Dyke, will be the post
master. While he was attempting to get into
his buggy at the depo a few days ago, the
team made a too sudden start, and threw
W. F. Pagett to the ground with such
violence as to sprain his left leg seriously.
This is the one that was not broken last
spring, and Pagett has grabbed a cane.
Lew. Marxer, Ellswoith's drayman,
stands up pretty well generally. The
rule had its exception a few days ago,
when he was handling lumber. He was
blown several feet to the ground along
with a big plank which he was attempting
to handle. He was bruised pretty se
riously, which fact has been reflected in
his limping gait.
Dr. Conger tells us that his three and
a half acres of alfalfa which was sown
last year at his ranch, is as thrifty as it
could well be. The doctor is delighted
with the dimensions of the crop, and he
will sow a new patch this spring. Al
falfa is excellent feed for hogs, as well as
other stook. Our people should remem
ber it in their p planting.
We regret to have to announce that
Mr. G. F. McKnight, the senior member
of the McKnight land firm, has returned
to Clay Center, to remain. He will open
a branch office in that city. W. R. will
remain in charge of tho business at this
place. We have had dealings with quite
a number of men in our time, and aim to"
say that not one of them ever exceeded
G. F. McKnight in patronizing the printer
liberally or paying him uncomplainingly
and promptly. We give only feeble vent
to our feelings when we say that Mr.
McKnight has our very best wishes for
success in,his business enterprises.
At 6:30 p. is. on Thursday of last
week, Mr. Louis Ducros and Miss Mollie
McMullen were united in marriage. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. A. C.
Frick at his (Mr. Frick's) residence, in
this city. Mrs. Ducros came here very
recently from Winchester, Ind. The
newly-wedded pair have gone to house
keeping lit their residence, threo and a
half miles east of Wa-Keeney. Louis
says that work seems a great deal easier
now than it seemed before he was mar
ried, and that he longs to see six p. ar.
arrive. May it ever continue thus is as
great a blessing as the World is capable
of pronouncing on him and Mrs. Ducros.
TRAMS THB0U6HT0WH. .
MONDAY.
Tom. Tarpy, Ogailah.
J. B. Beal, Grainfiold. '
T. K Phillips, Collyer.
CoL Taylor, Grainfield.
D. Rathbone, Hays City.
E. A. McMath, Grainfield.
Wm. Hastings, Buffalo Park.
A. W. Burnett, Buffalo Park, editor of
the Pioneer.
Geo. H. Moseley, of the southern part
of Graham county. He informed a
World reporter that the sheriff of that
county had ordered two of . Mr. Gris
singer's horses under quarantine at their
owner's place for the glanders. Dr.
Wagner has been caring for these horses.
He claims to have cured one of them of
the glanders, but says that it caught the
disease again from haying been placed in
the stable with .the other. The state vet
erinarian is wanted badly in that neigh
borhood. Judge Wagner, Kiowa, Elbert county,
Colo. He was talking up his blab for
weaning calves. It is undoubtedly one
of the best devices which have ever been
patented for this purpose. With the ex
ception of the metal hinge by which the
blab is opened for being put on or taken
off the calf s nose, the article is made en
tirely of wood. It is we guess about 6
inches long, 5 inches wide and half an
inch in thickness. Mr. Wagner claims
that it does not interfere at all with the
ease of the calf s eating. We are sure it
is an effectual preventive of sucking.
Some one in this town should purchase
the right to manufacture" this blab.
Probably such a move will be effected
shortly.
TUESDAY.
Geo. Moseley, Graham county. George
brought us three vegetable specimens
which bore a strong resemblance to one
another. He wanted to know which one
was loco, or whether all were. Dr. Wag
ner, who has read up on loco-ology, de
clares (that " all are different varieties
of the same" genius." Doc says, also,
that the minute insect and not the plant
itself, is doing the mischief.
MMISSIONERS'" PROCEEDINGS
Concluded from Last Week.
f
A large number of appointments' of
scnooi lana appraisers were approved by
the commissioners.
A petition for the laviner mit, of a rnnil
commencing near the town of Collyer, at
tne soumwest corner of section o. town
ship -12, range 25, running thence due
south four miles, signed by twenty-two
petitioners, was presented to the board,
as was also a remonstrance to the location
of this road, with fourteen signers. Sev
eral Collyer gentlemen appeared and
entertained the board with interesting'
and spirited arguments, for and against
the location. The board ,finding the pe
tition a legal one, appointed Geo. F. Har
gett, J. C. Martin and T. Courtney as road
viewers, and May 11 the date to view
said road.
A petition for the location of a road
one mile east of the above proposed road
was laid over to the next meeting of the
board.
A petition for the location of a road in
the eastern part of the county, signed by
Joseph Runyon and eleven" others, was
refused for the reason that one or two of
the petitioners were not householders.
F. Swanbeck, Geo. Brooks and W. S.
Kyle were appointed road viewers on a
petition signed by Louis Braunig, et al.
F. H. Conger, probate judge, S.
C. Robb and Geo. Cross, treasurer's ex
aminers, reported "that we have examined
the books and accounts of James Kelly,
county treasurer, and find a cash balance
in the hands of the treasurer of 316,004.21,
which agrees with the books and accounts
examined this 26th day of March, 1885."
On a petition signed by 45 residents of
Gove township, JohnW. Campbell, Esq.,
was appointed treasurer of Gove town
ship to fill vacancy.
On a pedtion numerously signed, Thos.
Hindman, Esq., was, appointed deputy
county surveyor for the unorganized
county of Gove.
County warrants to the amount of
$1,520.71, which had been redeemed by
the county treasurer during the last
quarter, were examined by the board and
cancelled, and the clerk was instructed to
credit the treasurer with said amount.
C. T. Clark and Lee Monroo were ap
pointed treasurer examiners for the en
suing quarter.
The following claims were allowed:
W. S. Tilton, printing $107.11
O. B. Hamilton, blank books 81.63
Geo. W. Crane & Co., county
blanks 1.50
J. W. Millard, stationery 5.95
Joshua Grof t, coal ; 8.60
J. F. Keeney, rent 50.00
City of Wa-Keeney, one-half ex
penses on court house square . . . 26.42
John A. Nelson, county attorney. . 100,00
James Kellv. nmmtv frMRnror 999 nn
BenC.Rich.county superintendent 101.80
LTeo. jfinimam, county clerk, 225.75
W. F. King, commissioner 30.00
A. W. Purinton, " a3.00
J. M. Welch, " 3&00
Mrs. J. B. Young, examiner 12.00
W. O. Barnes, county superin
tendent 6.00
F. H. Conger, probate judge .. 75.00
G. W. Cross, assessor 60.00
Eli McCollum, assessor 57.00
F. H. Conger, treasurer examiner 4.00
G. W. Cross, " 4.00
S. C. Robb, 4.00
W. ,B. Kritehfield, desk 20.15
W. C. Olson, account of pauper. . . 51.50
F. H. Conger, " " ... 13.50
Geo.I.Verbeck, " ... 4.00
J.W.Scott, " " ... 4.40
H. R, Wilcox, M. D., " ... 41.33
H. R. Wilcox 10.00
Geo. Baker, sheriff's fees 3.00
U. S. land office, list of patented
land 11.40
Board adjourned to April 25, 1885.
GEOllPINKHAM,
County Clerk.
It will be seen by the advertisement
of Btebbins & Day that they mean busi
ness. -Mr. Stebbins brought out here,
last week, on an excursion from Illinois,
quite a party of gentlemen. Among them
were Mr. Cullen, editor of the Ottawa
Republican, and for four years preceding
last March congressman for his district;
Major Widmore, a lawyer of Ottawa; Mr.
Bowman, postmaster of Ottawa, and Mr.
Jackson, an Ottawa banker. These gen
tlemen made us a pleasant call. All, ex
cept Mr. Jackson, fell in with the stock
farm idea. He knew he could come here
and make straight farming pay. We
knew he could not, but, of course, took a
circuitous route to avoid offence in telling
hiTTi so. Stebbins & Day intend to run
excursions here monthly from the east.
G. Rollin Camp, editor of Camfs
Emigrant Guide, Kansas City, was in town
last Saturday, with a view to writing up
this county for his paper. We do not
know what he is going to do about it.
Before leaving, he told a WoriiD reporter
that he thought of getting pictures of a
number of Wa-Keeney buildings.
Mr. B. Wagner's residence looks
remarkably better since it has been
painted.
BARBER SHOP.
A. if. 8TEPHENSON
IS
at tu OLD STAND in the
COMMERCIAL HOUSE.
lam prepared to do all kinds of bar
ber's work in the best style.
And Ccinbe found in the Shop at all hours.
A.
H. BLAIR,
Land Attorney and Real Estate Agent.
CONTESTS A SPECIALTY. '
Wa-Keeney - - Kansas.
JOHN A. NELSON,-
Attorney at law
AND
Loan Agent
U. P. Land Agent for Trego, Gra
ham and Ness Counties,
WA-KEENEY, - KANSAS.
Stock Eanches a Specialty.
Parties meaning business request
ed to write me.
Fashionable Barber Shop.
W. H. Keeler is located in the room
just north of Wagner's Drug Store,
Where he can be found at all business
seasons, ready to do
HAIR CUTTING,
SHAVING,
SHAMPOOING,
And any work, no matter what, which is
expected of a first-class barber.
W. H. KEELER.
o
AKES HOUSE.
- Wa-Keeney, Kansas -
2 Stories ;, ioo Feet long
BUILT OF STONE.
RATES REASONABLE.
I make the Comfort of my Guests my Study
W, F. PAGETT, Proprietor.
CHAS. N. BENEDICT,
-DEA1EK IN-
WHS & VEGETABLES
CIGAES,
TOBACCOS,
-AND-
CONFECTIONERY.
Wants to buy all the Produce, at
the highest market price, which the
farmers have to dispose o
Call and see me.
CHAS. BENEDICT.
SIHSTQ-XjIFT COIT- 5 CrEZETTS-
INTJMBER 9.
f . B. KSITCHFIELD,
UNDER TAKER,
AXD DEALER IK
Undertakers Goods,
Furniture ,
Sewing Machines,
Musical Instruments
Jewelry,
Spectacles,
Eye Glasses,
Plated Ware,
Wagon Work & Wagon Material.
I can secure, on favorable terms, by
order, any article which I may not happen
to have on hand.
WE
BOtfGHT
OUR
LAND
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Mcknight bros.
-THfe-
BEAL ESTATE RUSTLERS,
SO WE DTD.
They gave us a square deal.- They
are sending their pnee lists East and
the people are coming to see them
from four to ten a day, and I want
to say to you that if you ever ex
pect to own a home in Kansas, you
had better go right and see
Mcknight bros.,
Beal Estate Agents,
Wa-Keeney, Kax.
CHAS. PETERSON & CO.,
Real Estate JLgehjs,
Collyer, Trego Co., Kansas.
-AGENTS FOB-
Union Pacific Kailrcad Lands in
TREGO, GRAHAM,
Min ni Gore
COUNTIES.
FREE!
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RELIABLE SELF-CURE.
A favorlto crescrintlon of one of tb
dou noted and successful specialists In the U. 9.
(now retired) for the cure of Xertmum .DcMItfy.
Ziomt Manhooa, Weetfeneme and JDmemy. Sent
lnplainsealedenvelopejVee. Druggist cannUllU
Address DR. WARD 4 CO., Laiiislww, Me.
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B. 6. KESSLER,
COLLYEfi, KANSAS
Agent for Trego and GorfCo's.-
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