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gation at Sidney to-day (Saturday) for the
transaction of important business.
Kirwix's council have done a
pious act in ordering that a well shall be
iunk at the city cemetery grounds. The
Republican says: "This is a reeded im
provement, for a number of people are
fencing and ornamenting their lots. A
number of the lots have trees, shrubbery
and flowers growing thereon, and during
the months of July and August a well is
needed there."
Sherriff McGbath, of Mitchell
county, has issued a call for a convention
of sheriffs to take steps to put an end to
the horse stealing which is prevalent in
western Kansas. The Beloit Gazette of
last week claims to contain IcGrath's
call, but wo hunted tho paper through,
and it did not show up. So, we do not
know for what place or what date the
convention is called.
Is our hurry of late, the World
had failed to record the retirement of
Wni. Bissell from the Phillipsburg Herald.
Mr. Bissoll is one of the solid men of
Phillips county, and we regret to lose him
from the newspaper ranks. He has been
elected director of the Western Kansas
railway, and has qualified. Ed. Korns,
Who succeeds Mr. Bissell on the Herald,
was connected with ihe same paper years
ago. Siuoe then he has, until recently,
been a railroad mail agent. He and Mr.
Lewis make a slroug journalistic team.
The "Wa-Keenei World, in
speaking of the Books couity bonds, says
a number of Kirwinites opcoscd the
bonds. Bro. Tilton is not well -informed
on that subject. Outside of Garretson
and Lamb we didn't know of any KL-win-ites
being opposed to Books county
securing a railroad. We are not building
up Phillips county by retarding the
progress of our neighbors. Please bear
this in mind, and don't give us a bad
name in the future. Kirwin R:i:blican.'
The Rcyublkatv's apology is entirely satis
factory. A Mississippi editor of the con fed
Dem. variety he of the Meridian Mercury
we believe has obtained a large batch of
signatures to a petition to President
Cleveland for tho pardon of Jeff Davis.
Davis, as tho embodiment of the Soathern
Democratic idea, should be refused a
pardou. Davis, as tho ruler who sanc
tioned tho worse than murder of thousands
of men in rebel prison pens, should be
refused a pardou. Dav's, as the man who
is too proud of his recoid as a traitor to
his country to ask for a pardon, should
be refused one. The Wop.ld, however,
is not expecting our new Democratic
president to refuse pardons to Democrats.
Good potatoes are sometimes grown
without any cultivation. Seed is dropped
on the ground and covered wiLh about
sis inches of straw. But good farmers
do not often resort to this method. When
it is adopted is in the early spring for
early potatoes, when the ground is not fit
to plow.
As to mulching, it is unquestionably
good some years, and on high ground
we are inclined to believe it would be
Ood every year. There is nothing better
than wheat straw for this purpose.
When the ground is mulched the seed
need not be covered as deep as if there
is to be no mulching, On low land, 3nd
especially if it is not very well drained,
we would not mulch late potatoes as a
general rule.
Seeing the above in the Kansas Farmer
reminds us to say that mulching potatoes
seems the only sure way to raise them in
this section of country. The experience
has been that mulching potatoes renders
very early planting effectual. The crop
is thus hurried along to ripeness before
the myriads of bugs have fairly begun
their campaign. Tho war of the bugs on
potato crops in this region has rendered
the cultivation of the crop nearly profit
less. A good quality of Paris green, i!
properly used, will annhilate the legions
of bugs for the time being, but much of
the Paris green is worthless, and each
rain washes off the application which it
finds on the vines.
County Superintendent Rich, a few
years ago, heard the writer and Mr. Win.
H. Shoemaker, now deceased, canvassing
favorably the merits of mulching potato
crops in western. Kansas. Mr. Rich has
since adopted the plan, and will follow
no other.
General John Beatty, of Ohio, is cred
ited with saying that, although he is a
Protectionist,' so long as there is not a
fair vote and an honest count in the
South, and presidents and congressmen
are selected by bullwhips and shotguus,
there is an issue which overshadows the
tariff. This is a golden fact, fairly stated.
It is the identical position which the
writer assumed in the campaign of last
fall. Only for Mr. Blaine's cowardice on
this point during the canvass last year, he
would to-day be president of the United
States. A brave course on his part would
have stiffened the spinal column of the
average Republican candidate for
congress; and then, while the tarriff issue
would have been given high rank, it would
not have overshadowed this other and
entirely greater question of a free ballot
and a fair count. It is not necessary to
dwell at any length upon this subject with
intelligent men. As far as they concede
that there is not throughout the South a
free ballot and a fair count, they admit
the full force of all the arjmmeat which
can be made iu behalf of equal rights for
all men. With a poit'on of the peoole re
stricted in the exercise of the elective
franchise which is guaranteed them by
the constitution, Rspublican government
becomes a farce. If a monarchical form
of governmeat is to prevail in America,
let the fact be proclaimed. In priuciple,
a king, acting in acCordaace with well
deiined constitutional authority, is infin
itely and everlastingly to be preferred
before the usurpation of authority by any
one man or number of men. Whenever
a black man is denied, iu any manner,
tho free use of the ballot, there has been a
vsurpationof authority by the man or men
who molested him.
We have great respect for the genuine
principles of the Republican party, such
as that aU men shall enjoy equal rights;
that public education is tho life of free
government, and so on. We have a
supreme contempt for the fellows who
have called themselves Republicans
simply because the Republican party has
afforded them a cbauco to build them
selves up in politics. These are the
follows who are praising Cleveland with
such ultra lustiness for his perfoimances
as a civil service acior. There are just
enough of this class of so-called Repub
licans to render impossible the success of
this party in 1888, unless Cleveland's fail
ure to respond to the almost universal
Democratic demand to place Democrats
on guard results in tho alienation of many
Democrais from the paoty standard.
The better class of Democrats, added to
the unselfish masses of the Republican
organization, would constitute a pure
party, whose success on the first appeal
to the country could not be doubled.
There seem to be some Republican
congressmen of the scrub breed who
admire Cleveland's c'.vil-scrvice acting.
These congressmen are not asleep to the
fact that their re-nominations in 1886
hinge almost wholly on whether they can
show sufficient power with the Dem
ocratic president to keep in office a drove
of professional Republican pap suckers.
The Leavenworth Standard probably
thinks that we have forgotten it. Several
weeks ago, it contained an editorial screed
about a column long, directed at us and
S. J. Osborn mostly at us. The World
accused that paper of being the organ of
the saloon keepers, and asserted that,
while we concede the full right of every
citizen to criticise fully any law with the
view of securing its legal repeal, anybody
who will preach in behalf of ihe nullifica
tion of any law should be put Where he
could do no harm. The contortions of
that editor's mental apparatus show that
that shot at him was sufficiently central
to penetrate the pericardium far enough
to hurt tho heait mightily. Of course,
the Standard denies being a saloon organ.
As if to brand the word "Liar" into its
own forehead, it then proceeds, in that
same article, to back up the Leavenworth
saloon keepers, and to defame Sheriff
Keller for proclaming that, after a cer
tain date, the Prohibition law shall be
enforced in Leavenworth.
After this illogical fencing in the field
of argument, the Standard then proceeds
to uphold the nullification of any law at
any time by anybody who happens not to
like it ''Defiance of law," that paper
I tells us, "does not mean anarchy."
j ''Noarly every crisis in government," it
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goes on to say, "has been brought about
by the resistance of tyrannical laws, and
almost every progressive movement has
been the result of their overthrow."
Without the time to wade ino the
creek of historical philosophy with the
Standard giant, the Worgd makes this
point, as a general cncher of the argu
ment in favor of securing the repeal of all
unpopular laws, instead of nullifying
them: The foundation stone of free gov
ernment is the principle that the people
shall make and unmake their laws. No
one dare deny this proposition. Why,
then, if ihe Standard would be as fair as
it professes to be, does it not argue the
people into repealing the Prohibitory
amendment? They made it. They can
unmake it if their are enough of them.
But here is the rub!
As to the loud-mouthed nullification of
any law which one may happen to dislike
being conducive to wholesome respect
for laws in general, the Standard occupies
a position remarkably Joaely and devil
ishly peculiar. To any one with a
scintilla of reason, the refutation of all
such lot lies in the proposition that such
action is subversive of the very funda
mental principle of free government.
Finally, Mr. Standard, when Leaven
worth men defy the plain law, attempt to
steal by 50,000 grabs, or take auy other
course which the Woeld does not approve,
we shall censure them in our own way. A
man is no better for living in Leaven
worth than he would bo if he lived else
where in Kansas; and from the number of
law nul'ifiers and si ate tax grabbers who
call that place their home, the question
forces itself whether they are as good as
they would be in many other parts of the
Kansas editorial association
meets vx Wyando'.te on May 13. The
call inrorms the member that foreign and
legal advertising will be discussed. It is
to be hoped that some plan can be
adopted to raise that class of advertising
to decent prices. ICirwin Republican.
Brothers McBride, your sentiments and
ours on this subject match precisely.
Let us go down to Wyandotte, and dis
cuss the matter!
J. H. Downing, Hays, Tuesday and
Wednesday. He was up on land
Chas Beeder, Havs, Tuesday and
Wednesday. He represented one side of
some litigated contest cases.
Frank Stout and E. Stout, bis father,
both of Hays, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Frank was contesting a claim, and his
father's claim was being contested.
Mr. Stubbs, of La Crosse, Bush co.,
Monday. He was circulating a petition for
the establishment of a tri-weekly mail line
between Wa-Keeney and his town. The
documeut was extensively signed by our
Harvey Mitchell, the laDd agent at
Stockton, Saturday. Harvey is one of
tne Jivest ana niosc ainmoie young
business men in the New West,
and we are sorry that he neglected to call
on the Western Kansas World.
Mr. Lahman, of the south part of Gra
ham county, Saturday. He reported that
his corn crop was advanced almost far
enough to be plowed. He planted the first
of April. We expect to be able to chron
icle, next fall, that he he has raised a crop
of corn.
G. L. Miller, of Gibson, tbis co., Mon
day. Mr. Miller is a young man of
pleasant address, who has settled recently
in that locality. He did as all good men
are apt to do early paid to havo the
Western Kansas World rotate to him
for a year.
Mr. John Shepherd, from Carrollton,
Ohio, several days in the fore part
of the week. He boutrht a
quarter section of land in the Big creek
vauey, tnrougn rue Aiotungnt agency;
and, when he called on us on Tuesday, he
thought of buying more land.
Mr. Hopkins, of PlarnviUe, Books co.,
Friday evening of last week. Mr. Hop
kins is a sensible-looking young man, and
we were pleased to meet him. He has
recently done an act which marks him as
a winner in the West. Allusion is made to
his withdrawal from the Bc,o of his
town. It was simply one of two starving
local papers.
James Lawson, of the south part of
Graham co., Saturday. He arranged for
provingtup on his homestead. During
the war he served two and a half years in
the 37th Iowa infantry, the famous Gray
beard regiment Mr! Lawson will be 86
years old on the 5th of next month. He
is a charter member of Capt Trego Post,
G. A. B at this place. He rather thinks
that no older member of a Grand Army
Post than he is can be named. We feel
very much the same wav.
.Mrs. Brockway Had Already Re-
ceived a Divorce;
To the Editor of the World:
I feel that I owe it to Mrs. Brockway,
as well as to other maligned women, to
correct the impression, if possible, that is
conveyed by the article in your last issue,
headed "Pretty Mrs. Brockway," etc.
The article was cut from the Chicago
News, a cheap evening paper that
depends largely upon just such items for
its circulation; and flie Brockway affair
was a grain of truth, embellished with
much that is untrue. It is true that the
couple ave divorced, as both have re
ceived verdicts Mr. B. in Chicago, and
Mrs. B. in Dakota, where she is still
residing with her son, Bert, and not with
her brother-in-law, Mr. Gilman, as re
ported by Mr. Brockway's version.
One should remember that there are
always two sides to a story, or scandal.
It surely speaks well for the Christian
charity of one who makes it a business'to
cut such articles from a distant paper to
have them re-published where they will
harm one who is not present to defend
I trust, Mr. Editor, that you can give
this the same prominence you gave the
other. "Veritas."
Determination to Make It a Grand
Triumph at Wa-Keeney.
At its meeting last Saturday evening,
Captain Trego Post rallied as one man in
support of the proposition to celebrate
Decoration day, May 30, 1885, at this
point, in a befitting manner, aud to make
an effort to sec are a large attendance of
people on that occasion.
A few primary committees were ap
pointed, in order that arrangements for
the event should be begun at once. Other
meetings of the Post will be held, at
suitable time3, for tho perlecjion of the
The World will have more, perhaps.
much more, to say in the furtherance of
this most holy work of prepauug to give
pioper honor to the nation's dead who
lie in the cemetery at this place, but it
wants to say now to everybody in Trego,
Gove, and those who can come from other
localities: Meet with us on May 30. Let 1
us take a day for this patriotic celebration.
In due time invitations will be extended
to neighboring Posts of the Grand Army
to meet with us in a body.
Many of our readers will be pleased
to see this item, from the Solomon City
Sc.itincl of Wednesday of last week: "E.
W. Blair, Esq., in company with Bev. E.
W. Hart, of Minneapolis, and Bev. W. J.
Moffett, of Cheever, have, during the
past week, visited Sunnyside, College
Hill, Herington, Carlton and Hope. These
gentlemen were the appointees of the
Presbyteiy to organize churches."
Councilman Caddick, W. S. Tilton
and others had regulation sidewalk placed
in front of their business houses, on
Franklin stieet, last week.
We are in our new office down stairs.
Call and see us, everybody.
Mrs. E. Gleason, of Salem, Dent co.,Mo.,
writes as follows: Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera, and Diarrhoea Bemedy cured me
of chronic diarrhoea after years of stand
ing, when it seemed I could live no
longer, I was growing so weak. I had
tried several doctors in this state and
several in Iowa, but they could do nothing
for me. I was finally induced to try a
bottle of your medicine. After using
three bottles I was entirely cured. I can
not say enough in its praise. I wish that
every family knew the worth of it as I do,
and am sure they would never do
without it"
Barbed Wire Fences. A vast amount
of stock is injured by coming in contact
"with barbed wire fences. Chamberlain's
Pain Balm, mixed with an equal quantity
of sweet oil or melted lard, is without
equal for such injuries, and unless they
are very severe it will heal them without
leaving a scar. It is the best general
liniment in use for either man or horse.
When you feel that you haven't a friend
in the world, and look like you were on
the ragged edge of despair, take a dose of
St Patrick's Pills. They will regulate
your liver, correct any billions disorder,
cleanse your stomach and make you feel
bran new.
Bemember that a fifty-cent bottle of
Chamberlain's Cough Bemedy is fully
equal to a dollar bottle of any other
cough medicine in the market
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lam prepared to do all kinds of bar
ber's work in the best styta
And can be found in the Shop at all hours.
Land Attorney and Real Estate Agent.
Wa-Keeney - - Kansas.
Attorney at law
Loan Agent.
U. P. Land Agent for Trego, Gra
ham and Ness Counties,
Stock Bandies 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
And any work, no matter what, which is
expected of a first-class barber.
- Wa-Keeney, Kansas -2
Stories ; ioo Feet long
I make the Comfort of my Gne6ts my Study
W. F. PAGETT, Proprietor.
Wants to buy all the Produce, at
the highest market price, which the
farmers have to dispose of.
Call and see me.
Undertakers Goods,
Furniture ,.
Sewing Machines,
Musical Instruments
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.
Real Estate JLgets,
Collyer, Trego Co., Kansas.
Union Pacific Railroad Lands in
J. H. BAKER, N. P. 6. C. SHULTS, Atty.
Land& Emigration Co.
Deeded Laids and Towi Lts
Will attend promptly to all Legal
Business before the Courts
and U. S. Land Office.
Correspondence Solicited.
Jltoffieys-at-Lai & Real Estate Igeots
fjdSSnTl blovr for ?
HmMcKnight Bros.,'
HHKThe Land Agents,
HKnSm Wa-Keeney,Ks.
HH$ Branch Office at
HflHg Clay Center,Ks. 'j
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HHK School Land and ffiV
rcMS& Deeded Land a
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