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BjP " judicial cduMiTTEE. DECORATION DAT. This spring almost marks an era I Wool Quotations. I ' ' BARBERSHOPS iW'H FDIWUBIliTll -K" i
Stockton, Kaks , May '6, 1885.
The B3pnblican central committee of
the 17th judicial district will meet at
jtfiUbrook, Graham courty, on Moaday,
the 1st day of June, 1885, at one o'clock
p. m., for the purpose of apDortioning
delegates fo the several counties in the
district, and calling the judicial conven
tion. A foil attendance is desired.
Lvf. 0. Smjth, Chairman.
S. J. Osborn, Secretary.
The Montana cowboy who, in a
cattle case, testified that "a maverick is
somebody else's calf that you get your
brand on firs!," seems to have had at
least one eye on the truth.
J. H. Downing, of the Hays Star
Sentinel, was, last week, elected president
of the Kansas editorial association for the
ensuing year. Now for a convention of
editors at a point in tho western part of
the state-
W. H. Gray, foreman of the
Independent office at Kirwin, mashed two
of his fingers in the jobber at the Rc
jublicaa office last week. Gray, there are,
at least, iwo of us in the wild West who
have felt tho illustration of tho power of
the press.
F. E. Jerome, of the Russell
Record, cluims to have struck o, stream of
artesian water at Ellsworth at a depth of
only 140 foet. The well furnished a
column of water rising fifteen feet high.
Mr. Jerome surmises that competent in
vestigation will prove the continuation of
this artesian belt into the southwestern
portion of tho state. -
What a glorious event has hap
pened over in Illinois! The r2publicans
have overcome ballot-box frauds and
Death, and re-elected John A. Logan
U. S. senator. This is a hard shot at the
heart of tue Cleveland administration
a long, strong nail in the Democratic
coffin as applied to that party securirg
complete cod rol of congress.
Leader! Do you remember this
name, kind reader? It comes now from
Santa Fe, N. M., is a five column folio,
and, typographically, is a virtual fac
simile of the Wa-Keeney Leader of years
ago. Stultz's name does not occur in the
paper, but by these signs we know that
he is controlling tho enterprise. We
fehall exchange with him. Wo hope he is
doing welL and cau assure him that we
are not qu;to starved out yet. Its having
been about four years since a sign of
newspaper opposition to fhe World has
been in siglit, we have almost forgotten
how to conduct a newspaper fight.
The XVIth Amendment last week
published a list of names of persons who
purchased spirituous liquors under the
prohibitory law, whereat some of the boys
waxed wroth. If the liquor is purchased
and used legitimately, we can see no ob
jection to tho publication. JVess City
News. The XVIth Amendment is Joe
Langellier's paper, we have heard. He
never sent one of them to this office. Joe
ib a good man. When he grows to bo
great, he will quit such foolishness as the
Nezvs speaks of his practicing. The Pro
hibition cause, whose propriety the
World has asserted with steadiness and
vehemence, never can be aided by the
class of journalists who persist in doing
things which are so foolish as to make
themselves laughing stock at home.
Millbrook is Baid to be shaken up and
divided. However small this may make
the quotients, the work of division for
permanency proceeds. Old man "Terrell
and some subscribers to the common cause
have found a water reservoir in the bills
three-fourths of a mile southwest of tie
old town, and the work of laying a pipe
into town is under rapid headway. If
this scheme don't miscarry, Millbrook
Trill soon .have a creditable system of
waterworks, and Graves's addition will
thus be deprived of its chief in vigorator
tho cry of no water in the old town.
On the other hand, some houses are
being built in Graves's addition. Graves
has built a house which the commission
ers have promised shall be occupied by
the county officers in July.
On the ragged edge, stand a good many
men who will be ready to invest in
one town or tho other when "this cruel
war" has .shaped the destiny of the
respective place.
This is the last time when the World
will reach its array of readers so as to
suggest to them any thing which could be
turned into use for the 30th day of May
of the present year.
To our readers, (and there are to exceed
one thousand of them in western Kansas,
if the borrowers are to be counted,) we
wish to deliver an address within the
scope of a newspaper article of moderate
length. Now to this address:
The only genuine republic which the
world has ever known is tho United
States of America. Its true republican
type consists in the fact that its people
do, or at least can, dictate the conduct of
of the government. That this state of
affairs existed in this large area of
country as a nation beyond the first
quarter of the year 1861 is attributable
directly, unquestionably and emphati
cally to the fact that a band of patriots
were in readiness to lay down their lives
in order that their country might live. It
is to the several hundreds of thousands of
these patriots who freely offered their
lives as martyrs, and who now fill mar
tyrs' graves, that the ceremonies of
Decoration day are devoted. The wit
nessing of this ceremony in its awful im
pressiveness is expected to rivet more
firmly the bonds of patriotism between
all the people of our common country.
If this theory is not to hold good, as far
at least as the people of the North are
conceded, then the preservation of the
Union will be overcome at another time.
Why do we speak thus? Because the
Union was preserved by its defenders
wading through rivers of blood; tossing
through oceans of .consuming .fevers;
starving to death in the enemy's prisonc;
being victims of myriad fatalities inci
dent to Avar. And the wives, eons and
daughters and dependeut fatheis and
mothers of Union patriots! What was
their condition? Is it necessary to say
that there was suffering often unto
death separations which never ended!
But why speak of this to patriotic people,
such as western Kansans generally are?
Their knowledge of these facts will, upon
their jeflectiDg a moment, lead to their
instinctive sympathy with the cause ot
commemorating the memory of the fallen
Again: How many of our people are
not related to some one soldier, at least,
by the ties of blood? How many of our
people can not point with pride to being
related to the wife or the son or the
daughter of a soldier, of the war for the
Union? This relationship, whether the
soldier branch is now dead or living, or
whether it is here or elsewhere, must
cause the blood to course more swiftly
when the matter is mentioned. It is, in
fact, these mutual alliances, these at
tracting features, of society, which,
collectively, make our great nation.
The panorama of our national life is
full of startling colors, of vivid contrasts
and overwhelming beauty. When patri
ots once behold it, they rally at the bare
suggestion of the necessity of doing so.
Others do not see the panorama. They,
too, are classed as citizens of the repub
lic. Logically, they are not!
Will not our people lay aside their
labors on Decoration day, and vie with
one another in contributing to the suc
cess of the exercises at Wa-Keeney?
It will be well for you to notice the
call for the meeting of the seventeenth
district judicial committee at Millbrook
on the first Monday in June.
The World believes that the com
mittee should call the convention as late
as the first of September. This is the
off year in state politics. There is no
sense in starting the political agitation
early. The Republican nominee for
judge will be absolutely sure of .a tri
umphant election, unless he is some jack
leg lawyer whose ability, lack of experi
ence and character render him wholly
unfit for the position. This fact makes
an early convention a nuisance, because
the judicial nomination can not be made
early without exercising a marked influ
ence in hastening undue excitement, and
consequent foolishness, in the politics of
the different counties.
Give us a late convention. The best
interests of the people of all classes
demand this.
County Attorney Nelson has had an
addition built to his residence.
This spring almost marks an era
in the Kansas enthusiasm for building
and loan associations. In our judgment,
at least one of these associations should
be formed in every growing village, town
or city in the state. They are, at once, a
source of profit to the conductors of the
associations and the meas of many fam
ilies securing homes, who, in the absence
of the chance to purchase them on the
installment plan, would perhaps remain
permanent non-owners of this bottom
fabric of American civilization.
The PIrladelphia Times has said, is the
most useful of all the agencies which
stamp the impress of progress upon
villages and inland cities. Without the
aid of local newspapers towns are," as a
rule, thriftless and dead. It is common
for small great men to speak with con
tempt of the local newspapers, but the
village newspaper makes more great men
out of less material more bricks without
straw than any other factor in politics,
and it is the one ladder on which men
climb to local distinction as the beginning
of wider fame. The advent of the local
newspaper has always dated the increased
thrift of the community. The local news
paper is the life" of the locality, and the
measure of its support, as a rule, measures
the advancement of the people.
Frank Hatton has returned to his
paper,- the Burlington Hawkcye, and
being out of office himself gives some of
the Republican office holders some good
advice: uIn the great majority of cases
the Republicans will have to go. And
this is right. A Republican who has suc
ceeded in gaining a prominent and lucra
tive place under his own party is entitled
to little respect when he goes about
whining to be kept in under an adminis
tration which he opposed, and which,
politically, he does not believe in if he is
a man of principle. When a man degen
erates into a barnacle he should be
scraped off."
The above is the only really smart thing
we ever knew Frank Hatton to say.
Beloit Courier.
But, Colonel, isn't it a devil of a pity
that, like the ex-postmaster general, so
many of the Rad. office holders persist so
unrelentingly in being "degenerate bar
nacles" until they are scraped off!
Hatton's smartness, we fear, is not the
smartness peculiar to genius. Hatton is
precisely right, at last, however.
John Walruff, of Lawrence, has been
what wild Westerners call a d d fool on
general principles. Strictly speaking, he
has bean an obstructor of tho law. But
even these despicable fellows can be
sinned against. Walruff, for instance,
ran a brewery at Lawrence when it was
legal to do so. Of necessity, he invested
heavily in business property. The Pro
hibitory law does not say that no beer
shall be brewed in Kansas. This law
places upon the brewing business certain
restrictions. Recently, Walruff wished
to open his brewery, and expressed a
desire to observe the law in opening it
His brewery property, he claims, cost
$70,000, and is fit for no other kind of
business. Douglass county people read
ily signed his petition, but the probate
judge refused to issue him a permit to
manufacture beer.
Walruff is now out in a proclamation,
declaring that he will open his brewery
without a permit. If Walruff is sincere
in his professions of intending to respect
the law in the manner of conducting his
business, we fail to see that he does
wrong in re-opening his brewery. The
law is above any probate judge.
The trouble with Walruff, however, is
the same as with the loud-mouthed of the
anti-Prohibition crew generally: Hig
past language and actions have placed
him beyond the pale of being worthy of
belief in any matter connected with the
Prohibition law. This condition is the
sore precursor of his downfall. Law
abiding people rally instinctively against
such men in defence of home, honor, and
Mr. Walter Brown, of Kansas City,
is out in western Kansas for a few days.
He is interested largely in real estate in
in Trego, Sheridan, and, perhaps,
Gove counties. He expresses the
belief that Wa-Keeney is the coining city
between Ellsworth and Denver, and ex
pects it to contain a population of at
least 4,000 or 5,000 in the course of ten
years from now.
Wool Quotations.
In their circular of May 12, H. C. Judd
& Root, wool commission merchants,
Hartford, Conn., quote Kansas and Ne
braska wool: Fiae, good condition, 17
20; fine, heavy, 12 15; medium, 17 21;
course, 14 17.
They say: The general trade of the
country shows little, if any, improvement,
but more hopefulness; and until there is
a revival of business, we may not look
for improved prices, either for wool or
woolens. The prospect, and with some
the almost certainty, of war, imparted
activity to the produce trade of the
country, which activity, it was hoped,
would extend to other branches of busi
ness; but now, with the fair prospect of
peace in Europe, we see little encourage
ment for an immediate advance in price.
Wool is, however, on an extremely low
basis, aud if it can be bought in the
country, at prices to correspond with
eastern market rates and show a margin
to the shipper, we should regard it a very
safe investment.
Fleeced in Confidence.
Nes City Nezus, 16.
While some of Ness county's citizens
were 'at Wa-Keeney last week on land
business, one of them was induced to put
up $20 on a confidence game. The trick
was to open a small padlock within a
minute. Of course the lock was not
opened, and the traveling man "knocked
in" the stakes and started on his journey.
Through the timely assistance of a friend
of the Ness county man, the confidence
men were induced to pay back all the
ill-gotten gains but one dollar. "Don't
bet on another fellow's game." T
Kv Schmitt vs. Miller.
In Justice Graft's court, last Saturday,
the case of John Schmitt vs T. W. Miller
was tried. Schmitt jbad sued Miller for
S102 of back pay. The plaintiff used to
herd speep for the defendant. Miller,
as an offset to Schmitt's claim, claimed
that the plaintiff had not herded his
(Miller's) sheep with proper diligence,
but that he had let them get into the
sorghum patch and eat so much of that
crop as to kill a number of them. G. C.
Shultz conducted the prosecution, an
S. J. Osborn the defense. The court
gave judgment in favor of the plaintiff for
$74 and costs.
W. S. Tilton thanks Governor Martin
for a commission as notary public. We
have not figured carefully on the business
end of this fresh pie3e of glory, but one
advantage is that we will be spared the
humiliation of paying a quarter in some
instances after having done for the oath
administerer more than that much free
advertising by publishing, in connection
with land notices, the name and occupa
tion of the attorney, and the saving in
our boot leather may approach a new
pair of boots per annum.
Jo. Marks,, of our town, is the boy
who has the contract to repair the plows
for the fireguard plowers while the run is
made from Wilson to Denver and back.
When the plows need repairing, they are
shipped by the next train to Jo. After he
has repaired them, Jo. then takes them
to the Wa-Keeney depo, directed to
where he has had orders to send them.
Jo. thinks the demand for repairing will
be about eighteen plows per week. Six
plows are used at once by the guard
Mr. Jas. G. Hall brought to his
mother a few days ago the fossil remains
of a sea-shell valve. It is about as large
as a dinner plate. It reminds one of a
huge muscle shelL Mr. Hall found it in
the Castle Rock vicinity. He reports
plenty more in the same locality, but says
that it is difficult to find one which has
not been broken to some extent.
The spring term of school in this
district closed yesterday afternoon. Those
who have given the matter any attention
give the teachers credit for having taken
a high degree of interest in the advance
ment of the pupils. There will be no
more school in this district until after the
school election in August perhaps not
until well along in September.
Baker A Shultz ask us to say to our
fanners that they would like to have, for
display in their office, samples of what
ever remains from the crops of last year;
also samples of grasses and anything
else which would be Of interest to people
looking for homes.
at the OLD STAND in the
lam prepared to do all kinds of bar
ber's work in the best style.
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 Eanches a Specialty.
Parties meaning business request
ed to write me.
W. H. Keeler,
First door north of Cilj drug store,
east side of Franklin sfcieet.
Everything in First Class Style.
- Wa-Keeney, Kansas -
2 Stories ; ioo Feet long
I make the Comfort of my Guests my Study
W. F. PAGETT, Proprietor.
Wants to buy all the Produce, at
the highest market price, which the
farmers hare to dispose of.
tall and see me.
Undertakers Goods,
Furniture ,
Sewing Machines,
IVjusical 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 JIgets,
CoUyer, Trego Co., Kansas.
Union Pacific Bailroad Lands in
J. H. BAKER, N. P. 6. C. SHULTZ, Atty.
Land & Emigration Co.
Deeded. Laids aid Towi Ltts
Will attend promptly to all Legal
.Business oeioretne uourts
and U. S. Land Office.
Correspondence Solicited.
s. 3. oraoix.
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