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BS& S?E lj S l fri' JRfe & f"; u& ft PJ '4' ' fev' jte u I.I & f ff ,,.. x ; V c.f v ?",Ty' L? r - fifer" i '' ' YEA.oaXi'S' STJSSCTaxi'Tiosr, $2.00. SEVENTH YEAK. Ashland has been elected the county seat of the newly-organized county of Clark. An average of about one hundred filings a day is reported at the Garden City land office. All through western Kansas the corn crop seems to be in a luxuriant con dition, with the exception of spots where hail has put in its pounding. Jewell county will have' a fair this fall. It will be held at Mankato on September 29 and 30 and October 1 and 2. If Jewell is in this western congres sional district of ours, it is developing into one of the crack counties of Kansas. The following attorneys of Ellis county sent a petition to Judgo Pratt, pledging to him their earnest support in the case of his consenting to be a candi date for re-election: S. Motz, A.D. Gilke eon, D. C. Nellis, C. W. Eeeder, M. M. Fuller, Chas. Howard, J. C. Leahy. It is claimed by the Chieftain that 1,000 head of cattle are unloaded at Pueblo ,daily. They are driven from Texas to Dodge City, then loaded for Pueblo, there given about eighteen hours' rest, and sent to their final destination in Montana,' Seven hundred and fifty car loads are to go through this routine. The work of booming Senator Ingalls for the Republican presidential nomination seems to have been begun by Senator Manderson, of Nebraska, the Omaha Republican, the Leavenworth Times and the Council Bluffs Nonpareil. This booming is all right, on tho theory that it will prevent just an equnl waste of wind in some other direction. As a -matterofcold political fact, it seems to the Would that before the country west, of the Mississippi furnishes a president, it would better take on the ability to produce a real vice president. The actual southwest quarter section of Kansas was homesteaded a few days ago. It is said to be a very pretty piece of ground. Who is going to get the extreme northwest quarter section of the state? And who three years ago yes two years ago would not have laughed scornfully if he had been told that the southwest quarter section of Kansas land would be homesteaded in 1885? This land is in the county of Kansas. That is a sandy region down there, and is not fairly comparable with Cheyenne, the northwest county of the state. INDIAN SIGNS. For more than a week there have been 6igns of danger from another Cheyenne Indian raid through western Kansas. The scene of the menaces has been the Cheyonne and Arapahoe Agency, Dar lington, Indian Territory. The govern ment troops at that place have been too few to preserve decent order during the threatening attitude of the Indians. Troops have now, it seems, been centered within reaching distance of the place in numbers sufficient to give the red devils a fight if nothing else will do them. Governor Martin lias been much interested in pre venting any murders in this state by the Indians, and he has had the attention of the authorities at Washington directed to this matter, and they have heeded this alarm. Governor Martin has also been in close communication with General Auger, of the U. S. army. General Auger's headquarters are at Fort Leavenworth. If these Indians make this raid, they will probably "go through St. John or "Wallace county. There are enough white people in western Kansas to or ganize a rousing reception for these reds. If the raid is begun, the white men in the southwest ' should arm, and press northward for recruits, thus placing the, whole male population of the western counties under arms. They 'can have help from this far east if it is needed. Begular troops are valueless as Indian fighters; One respectable reception of the Indians by the citizen soldiery would forever do away with Indian raids in western Kansas. Of the Indian bucks who have been threatening this new raid, there are said to be between eight and twelve hundred, f They are, for the most part, so young as not to have participated in former raids through Kansas, and are armed with the modern repeating riflo. " ' THE BOOM TO CONTINUE. Header, this is a good deal for us to declare. Our position on the boom'busi ness in western Kansas this spring has been conservative. We have aimed to state only such facts as we could back. Having been a witness of very much suffering in western Kansas immediately following the collapse of the boom of 1878-9, we determined then it was a devil ish sin to say or do anything to induce people to settle here under false pretenses. We think the same way yet. It is wicked to seek to develop a new country on the principle that three sets of poor people must move into it and out of it before its occupancy should be undertaken by well-to-do-people. We are not aware that this line of policy has ever been formulated into a maxim. Its existence, though, is more than half a reality. In asserting now that probabilities seem to point with certainty to the con tinuance of the boom in this section of Kansas, the World does not undertake to say how long the rainfall will make its continuation practicable. We simply mean to predict that the rainfall has ex tended sufficiently far into the summer, and now permeates the ground in such immense quantities, as to render reason able the conjecture that drouth is dispelled for this year, at least. What crops have been planted, not excepting corn, bid fair to yield well. As concerns the condition of the civil ization of the near future in this section of Kansas, more depends, perhaps, upon whether this conjecture of ours for this summer shall prove correct than upon the condition of any two or three summers hereafter. The seasonable summer of last year has precipitated into this region an army of land hunters. Nearly all the public lands in this longitude, and, for that matter, much further west, have been taken. If this summer proves to be even approximately as seasonable as last summer was, these lands will be occupied to a considerable extent the coming fall. The way will be paved for immigration through the coming winter and spring. In other words, and to cut a long recital short, if the present boom is not broken down by a general crop failure, agriculture in this region will have received such an impetus by the ar rival of the crop season of 1886 as to make the calling respectable. It cannot be profitable under the present system of soulless freight charges. Indeed, this fact would very nearly hold good if each farmer could dictate the extent of his crop yield. But we admit that farming will be followed wherever crops will grow. We do not admit, however, that any sensible man will farm here for years yet without either having stock to consume his surplus products or a bargain made with stock owners for the sale of such surplus. If, on the other hand, the boom of this year does collapse, he who attempts to farm here in the immediate future, beyond raising feed for stock, will be accounted crazy. But if farm products will grow, farming will assume respecta bility anyway. This is so all over, even in many sections where there is no profit in the business. Indeed, the Wobld could not object to the era of stock-farming being heralded in so that its reality could no longer be questioned. We feel sure that the time has come when he who pursues the policy of procuring as much land as he con siders necessary for the requirements of as much stock as he will ever wish to hold will have reason with each recurring year to thank his lucky stars, for at least two reasons: First, he will have become engaged in stock-farming, which is the only present basis of industrial prosperity in this portion of the New Wesi; second, he will have obtained,, at an opportune period, a quantity of land which will probably add to his wealth quite as rapidly as his stock does. This double barreled road to the possession of riches is going to end in many rich men in western Kansas and make this section a real rival of central or eastern Kansas in point of enterprise and wealth. With the sure introduction of this new era in western Kansas will come that desirable boon of permanency in the prices of real estate. No country is really home like until these prices become somewhat fixed. In the matter of health, this section of Kansas- so far distances the central and eastern portions of the state as to render comparisons odious to them. STOCK! F-LlRIMIIlsrG- THIS BASIS OP OTTIR HETnDTTSTIEMCTS ' WA-KEEEY, KANSAS, KANSAS PATENTS. S. A. Haseltine A: Bra, patent solicitors, Springfield, Missouri, "send the World the following list of patents which were issued to citizens of Kansas during the past week: R. Adair, Stovall, nlow. J. Arnold, Eoanoke, well bucket. B, Cuthbert, Palestine, oil-expressing box. O. Baney, Melissa, plaiting apparatus. A. Wilhelm, Pleasant Hill, cultivator. J. C ANTE EL ls ARTICLE. The World would be giving its own conscience a stab if it were to fail to re view J. Cantrel B's article this week. We have known the writer long and well. He has proved by his faith his works. Any one who is acquainted with the manner in which Mr. B. has stayed with this country and advocated her fortunes in her darkest, as well as in her brightest hours, must, as a matter of common intelligence and a show of generosity, concede that he has played the part of a pioneer to perfection, and is scrupulously honest in his expressed views. From the reading of the bulk of the first part of Mr. B's article, it might be supposed that he is a fool ulstraiston the farming possibilities of western Kansas; but he states so many facts in support of his position as to go a long way toward converting any doubter who has not studied long, as well as closely, the agri cultural capabilities of this immediate section of western Kansas. Mr. B's po sition is advanced, if not extreme. We hold that the land hereabout has not been civilized sufficiently for the purposes of safe general agriculture. It is evident to nearly all who have been close obser vers here for a number of years that the disappearance of the Buffalo, or Gramma, graBs will mark the precise era of safo agriculture. We presume that Mr. B., in private conversation, would admit the correctness of this theory; but he has worked hard here, knowing that he had as perfect a moral and legal right as any body to a home in the New West, and when tho agitation, real or constructive, comes up between agriculture and free range, he becomes a zealous advocate of the former. We are for stock-farming in the best sense of the term. If the friends of free range will maintain an attitude of almost sultry quietude, they can have a stock-farm era of some length and great prosperity on the compromise; but as must be patent to all of them who do any thinking, the more they proclaim the sacredness ofthe free-range theory, the faster they will fill the country with men who will settle it closely, try to farm prematurely, but hasten the real farm era. Mr. B., near the close of his article, places himself among the advocates of stock-farming. He asserts, in the most emphatic terms, the futility of conducting straight farming here for profit He de clares that it does not fay! There is in this article from this man a lesson which the new comer should read and re-read, and then if there is any danger of his not remembering the last part, he should commit that to memory. judge Pratt's open letter. The annexed letter, which first ap peared in last week's Phillipsburg Herald, will explain itself. We are sorry that the circumstances' have placed Judge Pratt in such a position as to render it neces sary for him to decline a candidacy for .re-election. However, our past high opinion of his manhood has been vindi cated by this declination. Itis a noble act, free from the smear of political trick ery. If there is in the district another candidate for the position who would have done the same thing for the same reason, he is the man we wish to see win: Phtllipsburo, Kan., June 22, 1885. Honorablee S J. Osborn, John A.Nelson, James Kelly and others: Gentlemen'. I am in receipt of your kind favors of the 3d and 5th instant, requesting me to become a candidate for re-nomination to the position of judge of the 17th judicial district I had presumed that the silence of the friendly journals of my own county, and the statements I have so frequently made in personal con versations, would be accepted as an indi cation of my personal desires, and that my name would not be suggested in con nection with that position. But the evident sincerity of your request; the great number of letters of similar import received, from individual friends, and the earnest endorsement of " yy V si Jf& fV .Ssr Jr SATURDAY, JULY 4, 1885. influential journals of Ellis and Trecro fivonties, will, I trust, bo received as an apologyfor, and justification of, this state ment. It would be an inexcusable suppression' of my true feelings, were I to fail to express the most smcere and heartfelt gratitude for such an expression of con fidence from those whose esteem I have learned to so greatly value. But, many months ago, when from the effects of injuries received, my physical condition was such as to convince me that I would be unable to discharge the duties of judge longer than to the expira tion of my present term, I took occasion to say to my friends that I would not be a candidate, and I now have reason to believe that there are worthy parties in the field, as candidates, who would not have been aspirants for the position but for those assurances; and, although my health has been restored to a greater degree tban I had reason to expect, I cannot now rtsn sistently, with my ideas of justice to those parties, voluntarily allow the use of my name. I desire, however, to convey to you, and to all those who have joined you in this request, and also to all others who, in like manner, have manifested con fidence in me, my sincerest gratitude, and to assure you all that in the future it will be an inspiring ambition to me to be worthy of the esteem you have so gen erously extended. Very Eespectfully, W. H. Pratt. E. P. Worcester, late of the Thomas County Cat, has started a new paper at Kenneth. He call it the Sheridan Comity Times. Mr. Worcester ought to know something about running a paper on buffalo grass. He was one of the conductors of the Tribune at Roscoe, Graham county, in 1880. We can tell him now, however, that if he dont't retire from business before getting rich at pub lishing one of two or three papers at Kenneth, his business future is to be a very long one. m Death of Mrs. Carson. Mrs. J. M. Carson died at her home, in Sheridan county, about six miles east of Kenneth, on Saturday, June 97, aged 47 years, 5 months and 1 day. Her brother, Adam Coover, of Buchanan county, Iowa, who had, in response to a late telegram, come out to see her, told us that paralysis was her ailment. Mr. Hoover did not get to Carson's place until Sunday evening after the death of his sister. The deceased was buried last Monday in the burying ground on or near Carson's place, in the Saline valley, in this county, about thirty miles from where she died. Her brother wishes us to say of Mrs. Carson that she was a kind wife, mother and neighbor, and that everybody who ever knew her in the sev eral places where she had lived loved her. We know that she had lived in western Kansas since its early settlement, and are sorry that she could not live to enjoy the prosperity of the brighter period which is in dawn. A few evenings ago City Marshal Frick skirmished around and captured one of the Snyder boys, on the charge of shooting within the city limits. It was claimed that the fellow had fired a gun from inside of his mother's residence, on Railroad avenue. The prisoner was taken before Police Judge Groft. That official then began to hunt for an ordinance to guide him in the trial of the alleged shooter. He could find nothing of the kind. The boy was I6t loose. May we venture to hope that, by the time the next fellow is arrested for discharging fire arms within the town limits, an or dinance to meet his case will be in ex istence? There is nothing particularly rash in the indulgence of such a hope as this, is there? Mr. W. H. Pann, taking advantage of the Fourth's being a holiday at the land office and Sunday following it im mediately, went to Ness City yesterday (Friday.) to be cone three days. Men whose services are ts valuable as those of Mr. Dann labor under the disadvantage of seldom being able to leave home, while some fellow whose ability and shiftless-1 ness would not entitle him to respectable standing as a sand-pounder can get time to be absent from home almost any day, and if his absence extends to several days, or even wears into weeks or months, no one seems to be affected materially. m Mr. Jo. Escher's condition is improv ing, but he is still confined to his residence. Lemon, the carpenter, has built him a workshop a few steps southeast of Marks'a blacksmith "house. . A H. BLAIR, Land Attorney and Real Estate Agent. - CONTESTS A SPECIALTY. Wa-Keenbt - - '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. 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. STE6BINS & DAY, LAND AGENTS Have For Sale 100,000 Acres OF RAILROAD, DEEDED, & SCHOOL LAND. ALSO Many Cheap AND DESIRABLE CLAIMS. ' RUN Regular Excursions From Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Missouri. Parties having land or any kind of property FOB SALE Will do well to call on us, as we will BuY,SELLOR EXCHANGE For Anything. GorressondencB Solicited. Office first door south, of World office, Wa-Keeney, Eans. shd? & jr & Jr i SISTGKDE COZPTT, 5 CS2STTS. NUMBER 19; iirMMDr ZTNDER TAKER, A3fD DEALER IN 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. CHAS. PETERSON & CO., Rem Estate JIgets, Collyer, Trego Co., Kansas. AGENTS FOB Union Pacific Bailroad Lands in TREGO, GRAHAM, COUNTIES. J.H.BAKER, N.P. 6. C. SHULTZ, Atty. Land & Emigration Co. HOMESTEADSjliMBER CLAIMS, Bttiti Laiis aid Ttwi Lots BOUGHT AND 80LD. LOCATING A SPECIALTY. Will attend promptly to all Legal Business before the Courts and U.S. Land Office. Correspondence Solicited.'. WA-KEENEF, KANSAS. B.3. onoxx. QSBORX M OfflftOS, Attoraefs-at-Law 4 Real Estate Agetis D. H. HENKEL, REAL ESTATE ft LOIN AGT. LOCATING A SPECIALTY. OFFICE WITH O9B0R2T MONROE, WA-KEENEY, KANSAS. fJNLLTf X Mo for HuMcKniglit Bros., HiThe Land Agents, 1 K Wa'Keeney,Ks, JJ B Branch Office at 3p H$ ClayCenter.Ks. fit HK School Land and jflk Wft- Deeded Land alfl $loo7ooo TO LOAN! On Keal Estate at 8 cer cent. ' P 31 -u -"&- $m m' :u. x ;- T, 't zill W,'! .