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lr .f-.v' M .s:. 41 w .ct ,iv r f P2 f 4 I" Vf r- ij fkv iSL 3SC a "2T3-A.I&I,-Y" STJBSCBIPTIOIiT, $2.00. SEVENTH YEAR. Congressman Peters declares that the lack of the asked-for increase of service on some of the mail lines in Kan sas is the result of incompetency on the part of the 'Democratic administration. Mr. Peters is a good locater! Cleveland's order for the cattle men to move ont of the Indian Territory inside of forty days will probably affect western Kansas favorably. These cattle owners have to go somewhere. Of course, some can go to New Mexico, others to Colorado, and yet others to Wyoming, and so on; but western Kansas is nearer than any of these other localities to these unfortunate, though wealthy, outcasts, and she extends to them a cordial wel come if they wish to como to help the stock-farm bo m. This is Democratic doctrine of the true stamp. It comes from the "Washington Poif, which is no Cleveland hybrid: "There has never been but one right and decent way to transfer the gov ernment, and that is one which commends itself to everybody. The six or seven thousand offices contemplated in the civil service Jaw should be left to the rules. The rules piovide for caes of incompe tency, insubordination or immoral con duct. The remaining offices, moie than one hundred thousand in number, should be dealt with openly, fairly and coura geously. They belong to the administra tion, and the administration owes nobody an apology for taking possession. The people called the Democracy to govern, and they expect them to do it. There is no occasion for secrecy, stealth, accusa tion no need for anything save absolute assurance that changes shall be made in the interest of the poople, of order and of justice." GENERAL GRANT. The admirable sketch of the life and death of General Grant, which we pub lish in this number, is placed before our readers with pleasure. This, however, like all the sketches of this grei't man which have preceded it, fails to locate his place among the world's great com manderst It is, perhaps, enough for us to know now that he commanded the grand est armies known to history, and that his legions, as far as his personal supervision extended, were uniformly successful. That in the field of military genius he was a Napoleon the First, we have no reason to believe. It is, at the same time, probable that Grant was the superior of "Wellington and the most of the other great commanders of modem times. The most splendid courage, added to the par agon of placid temperaments, placed General Grant at the head of the na tional armies, and sustained him at every step. A nation now mourns the loss of bird who has been its central figure since the death of Lincoln. His name will be a perpetually-blazing orb for the future guidance of the lovers of liberty. CONVENTION CUES. We attended the judicial convention, and have a few remarks to make outside of what will appear in the secretary's re port of the proceedings. It was the best natured convention which we ever at tended. This feature was mentioned by many of the attendants. This is ac counted for partially by the fact that the convention did not last long enough to weary anybody, but there is a reason backr of this: The convention was, gen erally speaking, a representative body of men, who met without prejudice against any of the candidates. The name of our judge will continue to be Pratt. L. K. Pratt, the nominee of the convention, looks young almost unto boyishness. He is said, however, to be thirty years old, and an able lawyer. His standing as a man is excellent in his own town and county. The Democrats will probably have a candidate in the field for judge, but the Republican nominee will have a walkover. E. A. McMath received upwards of twenty votes on each of several ballots, and made a decidedly good impression on the convention. Shortly before the final ballot about 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, it looked like McMath stood a chance, at least, to be nominated; but before the time arrived to ballot for him Rathbone and Pratt became the only contestants for the time being. The Decatur county delegation, by not voting promptly, saw that it could decide the contest. It icted. On the final ballot Pratt received WA 34 votes; Eathbone, 29. On the ballot just before, Bathboue hadTeoeived 80 votes and Pratt about the same number. C. W. Smith, of Rooks county, had ex cellent backing from his own county, but he was unable to combine the south-side influences in his behalf. A good many Rooks county men vow that they will not soon forget Patchen. They say that Rooks county made him what he his, and that he owed his support to Smith, who had always been his friend. George Stinson, of Phillips, had the support of an elegant home delegation, but, as wo had said before, it was to be W. H. Pratt or nobody from that county th's time. TREGO COUNTY TRACINGS. Served up by the "World's" Rustling Reporters. COLLYER CAWINGS. Coli.yer, July 29. Clerks idle. . Trade slow. Post-office moved. Thistles in bloom. Generous showers. Whew! how warm. Preparing for ha) ing. Roasting ears in market. Good demand for ranch property. School land purchasers on tho alert. The doctor's friend has appeared tjhe cucumber. A number of ladies witnessed the match game of ball. Mr. Brandenburg ordered quite largely of nursery stock. Our post-office is now back in its old quarters, south of the hotel. Mrs. Wm. Jennings, of Gove county, paid Mrs. Fisher a visit on Saturday. Mr. McCane finished unloading his car of household goods on Thursday. F. B . Strong, of Buffalo Park, came down Saturday morning to watch the game. Now is the time to apply the knife to thistles and rid the land of next season's increase. Land seekers have been in town almost every day during the week; most of them speculators. Nellie Kessler, daughter of R. G. Kes sler, was was quite sick last week, but is much better now. Exercise of both body and voice was necessary on Friday to prevent the hawks from seizing their prey. B. O. Richards sold his homestead last week to an eager .buyer for 8650. This land lies a mile southwest of town. Small improvements constantly being made by the farmers plainly indicate that hard times for western Kansas are mostly past. Rains last week were so numerous as to become quite common. For a few days we had both morning and evening showers. Services on Sunday were poorly at tended, owing in part to the fact that two weeks ago no service was held. A few strangers added numbers to the audience. A brother and a brother-in-law of Wal ter Brown, of Kansas City, spent a few days here in search of school land. O. T. Birkeland showed his friends around the country. ' Lost or Strayed The Westebn Kansas Worlds, bound for Collyer. Information of their whereabouts will be thankfully received by the many subscribers who were disappointed by their non-arrival last Saturday. Mr. Rockwell, as agent for the Topeka nursery of Taylor & Co., was soliciting orders on Tuesday, and found many of our citizens quite interested in tree cul ture. His specimens of fruit, preserved in alcohol, proved a great incentive to purchase. A week ago unknown parties entered Mr. Chase's house, north of town, and managed to leave things quite disorderly. stock -A-zaniisra- tieiiej ibjlsis of ottir HEsnDTJSTiE&iiES. - KEEXEY, KANSAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 3 Anyone wanting a job of black smithing done should call on Charles F. Malms, of Collyer, who is pre pared to perform all branches of blacksmith work, including the repairing of farm machinery. You will find Mr. Malms ready for business at T. K. Phillips' old shop. 334-3 Considerable interest is manifested in the base-ball game between the Wa-Kee-ney and Collyer clubs, to be played here on Friday. Many are preparing for tho ball, which will close the pleasures of tho day, who are not so much concerned with tho match game. The proceeds of the dance will be used to defray the expenses ot the Collyer club. It has not been ascertained yet whether tho boxes they emptied contained articles of value, as the family is at present in Kansas City, but expected here next month. Aaron Hallenbeck spent a few days at homo this wcok, returning to his position at Hugo last evening. Mr. H. is a living illustration of the Greeley adage, "Go west and grow up with the country." He is one of Colly er's early settlers, and one who willingly undertook any kind of woi k which circumstances offered. The lesult is he has proved himself a compe tent and faithful worker, and will soon reap the reward in his promotion to a roadmastorship. His friends congratu late him on his success. Last Friday was no exception to the warm days w hich have pievailed of late, and as tho sun was malting its descent the clouds appeared above the horizon in the north and west. By six they had twist ed into shapes which had a tendency to attract the attention and make tremulous the nerves. At fiist heavy black clouds seemingly rested upon tho earth, which were divided horizontally by a twisted wind cloud like a long whito robe, later these were changed by tho black clouds lifting sufficiently to permit their edges to be painted fiery red by the setting sun, tihe eastern end of the wind cloud break ing from its rolled form into another greatly resembling a cascade, while in the thunder clouds above were two narrow, parrallel streaks of white. During these changes the wind had risen, and Aon the opposite side of the heavens was also cloud-covered, the force of the wind hav ing been spent in hastening their journey across the sky. Quite a heavy shower of rain moistened the earth, and then the blue sky, token of peace and serenity, again appeared. Saturday began with a heavy fog, con cealing all distant objects from view, but before noon it had disappeared and the heat rapidly increased until by afternoon even base ball players might have been satisfied. The match game between the Buffalo Park second nine and the Collyer club took place at the appointed time, with results as follows: COLIiTEB CIiUB. 123456789 10 Mai Joe Shorten 010000010 0 2 GeoArmrod 010000010 0 Mike Ryan...... 110000010 0 Rob Power 1000000100 Hoi Colby 1010100100 JSiebert 000000000 0 C Connors 0000000100 P Richards 000000000 0 Wm Montgomery 0100000100 Total 3410100700 16 BUFFAiO PARK CLUB. Binger. 000001000 1 2 0 2 4 2 3 3 2- 9 McCoy 0000000000 Geo Shafer 0000020000 TBSloey 010102000 0 Catherans 0001010000 Shoun 000101000 1 CCowser 000001100 1 Parkes 00010000 01 Listnberger 0001010000 Total 01050 9100 4 20 The people of this vicinity were greatly surprised last Thursday to learn that our accommodating railroad agent, J. W. Kyle, had been discharged without any cause being assigned. For a longtime the public, especially that portion con nected with the railroad, has been aware that one man in this town was doing all he could, and using all the influence he had, to get Mr. .Kyle removed from his positions as R. R. agent and postmaster, but a railroad official denies that his in fluence has effected the desired result. It has, however, had tthe natural conse quence of causing many to express their sympathy with Mr. Kyle who might other wise have thought it unnecessary. Mr. Kyle accepted the position of night agent here in-1882, and during the years since invwhichhehns performed the duties of R. R. agent, postm aster and justice of the peace, hehas been found thoroughly honest in all his business transactions, and has been accommodating even to his own detriment. Mr. Pumphrey, late night agent at Buffalo Park, has accepted the agency here, and entered at once upon his duties, surprising a few the first day bv his strict adherence to railroad ordeis. W. C. BANNER BUGLINGS, Bannek, July 21. I was so bnsy last week locating home seekers that I did not have, time to bugle anything from Banner not for their money, as X would have people believe, for I will say, and I believe XjWill believe it, that I make no money of land seekers more than he does off cattle hunters. I will just say in regard to X's strictures in the Ripples in tho World of the 18th inst, that it shows on the face that he was too blue to write anything else. I always thought he had blue blood, but the Ripples have shown that he is blue in ever' fibre, and that he is trying to make other pcoplo blue. Well, fair, 'most any body would be blue if he had lost as many cattle from eating loco and starva tion as he lost last winter. Now, sir, all this tempest in a teapot is of no conse quence. I say emphatically that farming is a success in western Kansas. If I plant corn, I plant it to raise a crop of corn. It I succeed, is not that successful farming? I have repeatedly done this. When I sow millet, and it makes a good crop of hay, isn't that successful farming?, 1 have never failed to raise good millet when I have put the seed inTthe ground. I never failed to raise good sorghum, turnips and melons, and I Eeldom fail to raise good potatoes, cabbage, and many other things too numerous to mention. Is that successful farming? And there are others in this neighboihood who have not for the past four years failed to raise bountiful crops. Do you call that suc cessful farming? There is quite a differ ence between successful farming and disposing of the produce of the farm after it is raised; and there is but one way that we can dispose of it that will pay, and that is to feed it to stock, and even X, looking at it with his blue eyes, admits that stock-farming will pay. That is all I ever claimed. We have stacks of feed rotting in stack yards, because we didn't have sufficient stock to eat it. X is a young man whom I have the highest regard for, and he is capable of writing much abler letters than I am- as soon as he gets well of the blues. I would say to X, as we both arrive at the same con clusion, let us shake hands, and quit, and invito people to como and see for them selves what we are raising. Good interest is kept up at the Sabbath school. The attendance is good. The school house question is being agitated in this school district. Some want it moved to one place, and some to another. I suppose the question will be decided at the regular school meeting. New settlers coming in all the time. We have lots of good land to locate them on yet, and I am always happy to show good land to good men. Come to see or address, J. Cantbel B. Three Themes. The sheep business, comprising both the wool and mutton produce, is one of the greatest industries in tho United States. In hot "weather all the unconsumed food should be frequently swept away from the chicken coops, as it soon sours and acts like poison if taken into the crop. Scotch farmers hold that cut straw is better for the dairy when newly threshed, and therefore they thresh each day enough fodder for the next day's con sumption. You're Right. Dodge City Times. Agriculture is the grand underlying basis of communities. In itself it is most profitable when not an exclusive pursuit, but when endowed with conditions that make it the foundation of other indus tries. The vast agricultural resources, coupled with the growth of live stock of a great future for southwestern Kansas. 885. A, H. BLAIS,.. Land Attorney and Ral Estate Agent. CONTESTS A SPECIALTY. Wa-Keenbt - - Kansas, JOHN A. KELSON, Attorney at law AND Loan Agent U. P. Land Ayent for Trcyo, Gra . ham and Ness Counties, WA-KEENET, - KANSAS. Stock Eanches a Specialty. Parties meaning business request ed to write me. VAKES HOUSE. - Wa-Keeney, Kansas - 2 Stories ; 100 Feet long BUILT OF STONE. RATES REASONABLE. I make the Comfort of my Guests my Study W. F. PAGETT, Proprietor. STEBBINS & DAY, LAND AGENTS Have For Sale 100,000 Acres OP RAILROAD, DEEDED, & SCHOOL LAND. ALSO Many Cheap ANDI 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,SELLOREXCHANGE For Anything. Office first door south office, of World Wa-Keeney, Kans. susTQ-IjIe: codptt, 5 czzErcrsL DUMBER 23, f . B. BIMELD, UNDER TAKER, A5TD DEALEB 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 happen1 to have on hand. CHAS. PETERSON & CO., Real Estate jai,- Collyer, Trego Co., Kansas. AGENTS FOR- Union Pacific Railroad Lands in TREGO, GRAHAM, Man ai G u v 8 COUNTIES. J.H.BAKER, H. P. 6. G. SHULTZ, Attj, Land & Emigration Co. HOMESTEADSjiMBEfl CLAIMS, Deeded Lands aid Towi Lots BOUGHT AND SOLD, LOCATING A 3PE0IALTY. Will attend promptly to all Legal Business before the Courts and U. S. Land Office. Correspondence Solicited. WA-KEEKEY, KANSAS. . X O0BOXM. VMM WnM, QSBORH 4k MOXKOZ Attoraeys-at-Law & Real Estate ltgeab W4-KXINKT, KANSAS. D. H. HENKEL, REAL ESTITE & LOAN AST. LOCATING A SPECIALTY. OFFICE AVrrtf OSBOEX & iCOifROE, WA-KEENEY, KANSAS. $106,000 TO LOAN! On KKeal Estate at 8 per cent. - fcJFrT I blow for j KMcKnight Bros., KThe Land Agents, HjR Wa-KeeneyyKs. BBf Branch Office At Ip 5 Clay Center,Ks. 'j HK School Land and i& bV Deeded Land y gJ For J Sale. Jg3 K EliiSflBaaHaaflHPGIi v si er W. . ' "wfp? t LV& Tt " t ' .&$& '-$ 1 f ' ?? kM ,-fel : k .? . - Jt f -i- . .vm r!i't-i,'i-tfi'v7. .:; "'M-V1Ji-AL! A, i i"- ." ii ??