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SEVENTH XEAK. WA-ICEEEY, KANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1885. INCUMBER 29. 4
The Headlight reports several
cases of whooping cough in Ellis.
IIays has the Sisters' school, and
the Star Sentinel claims that the midge
vocalists are coming.
Ellis sportsmen are represented
by the Headlight as having killed a great
many prairie chickens since September 1.
Democracy in Ness county is
catching on, too. On October 10 it -will
hold a convention to nominate a county
The Hays Vem. Advocate boasts
of possessing a 39-pound cabbage head.
It was raised by Andrew Olson, on the
Miss Lilly Bowex, of Ellis, the
Headlight says, had the misfortune to
sprain a foot about two weeks ago, and
she has to use crutches.
A young man named John Kirth
fell from a building in Beloit the other
day, and received injuries from which he
perhaps will never recover fully.
Tllrs. Con Henlet, the Hays Dem.
Advocate tells, was rendered unconscious
for several hours, Friday of last week, by
f ailing from a horse which she was riding.
Thlre is a Hays City ordinance
against the discharge of firearms. The
Sentinel complains of its frequent viola
tion. The Wa-Keenoy ordinance on this
subject is pretty carefully respected.
It lias a tendency to make us feel
rather placid to read this from that old
journalistic wheelhorso, Brother Jameson,
of the Golden 2?c,atGrinnell: "Our chief
ambition at present is to publish a paper
equal in every respect to the "Wa-Keeney
The Beporter produces figures to
show that the building and other improve
ments in Ellsworth w ithin the past two
years aggregate $50,000. it would hai d
ly surprise the writer to be able two yeais
hence to make a showing of the same
character for Wa-Keeney.
The Grrinneli and Dighton stage,
we perceive by the Grinncll Golden Belt,
is a magnificent outfit. That paper un
derstands that the facilities for carrying
passengers will soon be improved by har
nessing a prairie dog to a wheel barrow
and running it on this line.
V. H. Bell has been ousted as
postmaster at Ellis. His place has been
filled by Geo. AV. Kinney. Mr. Bell's only
crime consists in being a Bepublican.
The Headlight speaks highly of the purity
and efficiency of his record as postmaster
for the period of eight and one-half years.
"Going Somewheres" Walruff
is running his brewery at Lawrence.
County Attorney French has filed a peti
tion in the district for a perpetual injunc
tion to restrain the further manufacture
of beer in Walruff's building, on the
ground that such manufacturing is a
Cal. Bascom: says that the fre
quent removals of late, of Bepublican of
fice holders, suits him to a T, and that the
only fault he finds with the Maria Hair
pin Cleveland administration is that it
doesn't fire every Bepublican, and put in
a Democrat instanter. Ellis Hcad!tgA
Cal Baccom is our kind of a Republican
Well, we have caught it." Iff is
an Eagle. It is called the Webster Bngfet
because it is published at Webster.
Webster is in the western part ojHooki
county. Hugh K. Ligttfoot mdkestne
ii4'ic tuicaiu. xxv useu uj puau fuoir
, T . . T j - i i "j tir I arpnna to elect a-congressman nxtnisdis
tcrjriscat Logan, and later helped WmJ ct m posg in an eminent
Bissell flv the Phillipsbunr Herald. The
Eagle is independent in politics.
Ox the 29th ult. the Prohibition
party of Ness county met in convention at
Ness City, and placed a part of a ticket in
the fiild. G. G. Ellis was nominated for
sheriff, H C. Haydock for clerk, J. M.
Broadbooks for treasurer, Lewis Helger
eoii for register of deeds, W. F. Cook for
coroner, and Silas Bondurant for com
missionor of the second district No
nomination for surveyor was made. The
Prohib. party in that county is weak. It
does not expect to elect anything or pro-.
?ent any other party from doing so.
PLENTY OF ROOM 2'ET.
A noted statistician, Edward Atkinson,
insists that there is an abundance of room
yet in this" world. The 1,400,000,000 per
sons supposed to be on the globe could all
find easy standing room within the limits
of a field ten miles square, and by the aid
af a telephone could be addressed at one
time' by a single speaker. In a field
twenty miles square they could all be
comfortably seated. Then take the land
of the globe suitable for growing wheat;
not more than one twentieth is under cul
tivation. The average crop of wheat in
the United States and Canada alone would
give one person in every twenty of the
population of the globe a barrel of flour
in each year, with enough to spare for
seed. We can raise grain enough on a
small part of the territory of the United
States to feed the whole world. If, there
fore, there is hunger anywhere it is not
the fault of God or nature, but because of
the incompetency or want of management
on the pait of those who direct the affairs
of mankind. Dan ores t's Monthly or Sep
tember. We offer the above comments as a sort
of balm of Gilead to the people who fret
continually, to the injury of their own
health and their neighbors' serenity of
temper, about all the land being taken up
in a few years. There is a large class of
people in the United States who fear that
their children will find land too valuable
to be able to purchase a home. This
class of people has been in existence for
very many years.
We believe, with DcmorcsCs Monthly,
that there is no dangejp of all the land be
ing taken -not even, one-half of the de
sirable land for "many generations to
come- 'Tery few portions of our own
United States are settled thickly. The
history of our civilization points irre
futably to the conclusion that, as the ne
cessities, or, rather, the imaginary neces
sities, have pushed civilization westward
fioin the Atlantic coast, agriculture makes
inroads on the desert country, and sub
jects it to her own requirements. More
over, New England, partly owing to her
young men catching the "western fever,"
and partly on account of her defective
soil, has been partially depopulated. In
our judgment, the time is coming when
that region will be settled thickly, a d
we hardly doubt that emigration from
the West will play a part in the change.
It is well to possess land, but it is folly
to fiet because it can not be obtained to
day. There will be some to-morrow, and
it will be for sale for money or the right
class of grit! .
GOOD FOR GRIFFIN.
A Union soldier has no frights as a
Union soldier. The Union soldier busi
ness in politics has played out. Fiec
The Union soldior dodge has been play
ed in politics about as long as it can be
successfully. Kansas IVor&inan.
We cannot agree with the spirit of the
aboe extracts. It is true that the fact of
having been a Union soldier does not en
title a man to an office; but, so long as a
veteran lives, wo hope that in all contests,
"where kissing goes by favor," and other
things are equal, the old soldier will win.
We are glad too see as able a logician
as Mr. Griffin speak a good word for the
veterans of the late war. It occurs to us
that these men have the singular advan
tage of being defamed by a set of fellows
who, in the first place, longed to see
armed(rebellion succeed, and, in the sec
ond place, are angry at the men who pre
vented its success. This double stamp of
infamy which is worn by their calumnia
tors gives the Union soldier a power
which he could not otherwise possess.
The lovers of liberty rally naturally to his
support They prize liberty too highly
not to draw a sharp line exactly between
thermen who made it possible and those
who sought, or seek, to destroy iti
Information reaches us in a 'rounda
bout way that Hon. W. S. Tilton, editor
of the Wa-Keeney World, will be acan
ctfdate for congress when the time rolls
around to elect a1 congressman in. this dis-
degree all the qualifications necessary to
fill that high office with credit to himself.
aim. ma uuusuiueius. jongm? energetic,
quick to see and prompt to act, his judg
ment has been relied upon in most of the
questions of importance that have arisen
in the district for many years past and
has seldom or never - been at fault
Stranger things have happened than that
he should be the strongest candidate
before the next congressional convention.
Only one stranger thing, perhaps;
That was when the Eepublicans of Kan
sas elected an opposed-to-the war Demo
crat for governor. .
Cleveland is out of the woods!
, .- fc'-.-v-. ' -" - l r i-' w iu. ttfi hj
STisuma the:j: up.
Something has been decidedly wrong
with the mails on the route between Wa
Keeney and Denver for several weeks.
Letters have been sent from this place to
the land office at Wa-Keeney which never
reached their destination; two letters
were mailed to us from the post-office at
Cleveland which have never reached us,
and a letter was mailed to us at Grain
field on the 31st ult. and reached us on
the 3d inst. We hear of many other com
plaints of the non-arrival of mail matter.
Something is very much out of joint, and
the matter needs looking into. Grinnell
Golden Belt. .
Some of those route agents require stir
ring up occasionally, and we are glad to
see you after them, friend Jameson.
GIVE HIM TOUR EXPERIENCE.
To the Kansas City Live-Stock Indicator:
Last winter I fed my cattle and horses
about twenty acres of sorghum, the first I
had ever fed. I had sown it broadcast, a
little over a bushel of seed per acre, and
it yielded well and seemed to be good
feed, stock relishing it and doing well on
it. Other food was given in connection
with it, such as shocked corn, hay and
straw, and the cattle are still doing well
with this exception, that too many of the
cows fail to come in heat. Now, can
some of the readers of ..the Indicator tell
me whether or not the sorghum is likely
to have produced this state of things? I
have 55 acres of sorghum this year,
j and reallv don't know what is best to do
about feeding much of it. I shall be glad
to hear through the columns of the Indi
cator of the experience of those who have
fed sorghum to breeding stock for a num
ber of years. I harvested mine with a
reaper and set it up like corn, cutting
part of it before it was near ripe, and part
of it when about ripe.
The World is glad to see this question
raised in so plain a manner. Very many
men in western Kansas have a deep inter
est in its solution. There are men in this
section of Kansas who have declared that
they will have nothing more to do with
sorghum as stock feed. There are others
who are yet pronounced in its praise.
Mr. Armstrong makes plain what has
heretofore seemed to us to be true, that,
in order to produce good results, sorghum
must not be fed to cattle for any consid
erable time, without other feed being
The views of old settlers in western
Kansas on this important subject will be
recorded with delight in the World.
Send in your communications, and do not
fail to note Mr. Armstrong's special sus
picion against sorghum, if you are in pos
session of any information or opinion on
HIS BREEZE ACCOUNTED FOR.
The Scientific American, for August 29,
gave us a picture, and a description writ
ten by'C. F. Holder, of one of the early
settlers of the Smoky Hill Valley. It is
the bat-like Pteranodon of a former age.
They range from creatures as large as a
snipe to monsters having a spread of
wing twenty-five feet across. They all
come from the bed of the old Cretaceous
sea of the west, or the locality in Kansas
that is known as the chalk deposit or bed.
There probably could be seen hundreds
of dragon-like pteranodons at the close of
day rushing out of their dens or from the
forests, and soaring about as do our bats
of to-day ! Such was their great size that
if they congregated in numbers, as we are
led to suppose from the enormous quanti
ties of their bones found, they must have
fairly darkened the earth as they soared
along. To Prof.' Marsh, of Yale, is due
almost the entire credit of the discovery
of these gigantic creatures." We quote a
paragraph from the Scientific American:
"The first remains of pterodactyl found
in this country were discovered by him in
the autumn of 1879, near the Smoky Hill
river, in western Kansas. These belong
to a gigantic species, which he described
las Pteranodon occidcntalis. The geological
horizon from .which they were taken was
the middle Cretaceous, or the same from
whiclf he took the now famous toothed
birds. For several years he kept collect
ors at work in the locality, with such
success that the Yale College museum
now has the remains of over six hundred
of these reptiles. All Pteranodon, and a
single species of another genus, JVycto
dactyls, was also found. In one of the
large forms Pteranodon ingens the 6kull
alone measured four feet in length, and
the appearance of this toothles monster
can well be imagined."
We always thought neighbor Tilton, of
the Wa-Keeney World, acted strange
for a new comer. That twenty-five foot
wing accounts for his breeee. Junction
Deacon Martin, it seems kind o' mean
in you even to hint that you had any idea
that we were new comer. It' pleases us,
however, to note that you recognize our
breeze. We settled" in the upper Smoky
valley about seven years ago to engage in
the breeze businees!
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The World feels like saying a
good word-'for the G. A. R. camp fire
which is to be held at Ness City on
Wednesday next Comrades Barnd, Mc
Farland and a few other men made the
28th of March camp fire a glowing suc
cess. They will cause this one to be even
more remarkable for its large attendance
and crowning interest The efforts of
these comrades have been seconded by
the community at large. Senator Plumb
and Congressman Peters will deliver ad
dresses, and other gentlemen of promi
nence will be in attendance. It would af
ford us pleasure to witness the attendance
of a large number of people from Wa
Keeney and other portions of Trego
county, for the reasons that a neighborly
spirit should be cultivated between the
people of that county and this, and that
the camp fire will be full of pathetic in
terest alike to the young, middle-aged
' The Gaylor$ (Herald pretends to
have made the discovery that Hon. W. S.
Tilton. of Wa-Keeney, will be a candidate
for congress next year. How is this,
brother Tilton? Stockton Record. It
perhaps is rather early, friend Chambers,
to answer, "How is this?" Sub rosa, how
ever, we will add that if we ever see a
chance to go to congress, we will grab it.
But the tone of Judge Headley's article
don't meet our views with remarkable
precision. It looks too much like he had
caught the fourth-class-postmaster fever,
and was going to allure us into attempt
ing to control one of Cleveland's appoint
ments in the case of our election to con
gress. This, we now give the judge no
tice, we shall not consent to do. We ex
pect to be ready, at the proper time, to
help oust Cleveland, but he can not have
our consent, much less our persuasion, to
nominate any Bepublican as postmaster.
Now, we see by the Chief, the
Kirwin district has a principal and three
assistants, and is taught in a stately ten-thousand-dollar
building. "Twelve years
ago," the same paper relates, "the school
facilities of Kirwin consisted of a little
log cabin with one room. Seats made of
slabs and benches, of rough, undressed
Cottonwood boards, answered the purpose
of desk and chair. In those days there
were no departments, primer and history
were studied and recited in. the one little
room, and the number of names enrolled
upon the register did not exceed twenty,
all told." .
It is in the, Herald where we get
the information that H. S. Light, of Phil
lipsburg, while out gunning for prairie
chickens on Thursday of week before last,
made the mistake of discharging a barrel
of his gun through the palm of one of his
hands. The hand, of course, was utterly
ruined. The case is in several respects
parallel with that of the destruction of
young Shrady's hand in this county last
spring. Shrady's father has become very
prominent as standing with the head, if
not as' the head, of the several famous
physicians who waited on General Grant
during his protracted fatal illness.
Glory thickens around our solid
friend, Calchvell, of the Beloit Courier.
Hardly had he the time to sew on his
shoulder straps as lieutenant colonel and
aid de camp on the staff of the governor,
before the chief executive appointed him
a regent of the normal school at Emporia.
Here is where the big briny tears start:
Caldwell felt forced to resign his military
situation in order to accept this common
civic office! Oh! Caldwell, we thought
you had more style:
The Golden Belt records tte skip
ping out of Ernest Leech from GrinnelL
Leech started a bakery there a few weeks
ago. He made money until he 'turned
his house into a loafers' resort and gam
bling den. The Belt tersely states a
'proposition which we endorse heartily:
"A man who tolerates gambling in his
place of business ought not to expect
and should not receive, the patronage of
Ed. Slater, the Herald tells,
bought liquor at Phillipsburg a few days
ago on a false statement and was arrests
exL He was taken before Justice Hicken
looper, waived examination, and gave a
$300 bond for his apjpearance last Mon
day for his preliminary examination.
Plenty of stock feed should be
put up, t
4 H. BLAIR,
Land Attorney and Real Estate Agent.
CONTESTS A. SPECIALTY.
Wa-Keenet - - Kansas.
8. J. OSBOBX
QSBOBN M OlfROE
Attomeys-at-Law &. Real Estate Agents
JOHN A. NELSON,
Attorney at law
U. P. Land Agent for Trego, Gra
ham and Ness Counties,
WA-KEENET, - KANSAS.
Stock Eanches a Specialty.
Parties meaning business request
ed to write me.
S. J. OSBOBN. LEE MONROE. D. H. HENKEL.
Osborn, Monroe & Henkel,
REAL ESTATE BROKERS
And Loan Agents,
WA-KEENEY, - KANSAS.
70,000 acres wild and improved lands for
sale. Will purchase land in Trego and
adjoining counties and pay cash for same.
$ 1 00,0.00 Money to Loan' at 8 Per Cent.
S. R. Hogin.
S. R. Cowick.
HOaiN & OOWIOK,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
EEAli ESTATE DEALEES.
Will practice in all State and Federal
Courts and before' the Government Land
Office, Special attention given to
Contests. All kinds of legal papers
promptly and accurately drawn
and business for non-resident
attorneys attended to.
DO A GENERAL LAXD BUSINESS.
COEKESPONDENCE -:- SOLICITED.
Eeferences. Trego County Bank,
Wa-Keeney, Kansas; Tarkio Valley Bank,
Office upstairs in Western Kansas
GHAS. N. BENEDICT,
Wants to bay all tbe Produce, at
tbe highest market price, which the
farmers hare to dispose of,-
Call and see me.
egg" Will doctor cattle, horses and all
J. J. Sears.
T. B. Morton.
SEARS & MORTON,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
QTLMORB I- O-,
Cleveland Station., St. John Co, Kan
U.P.R.R, Kan.Diu., where all trains atop.
We are doing a General Land Business
Locating in Thomas and St. John counties
made a specialty. Plenty good govern
ment land in these counties, unoccupied.
Contesting claims and all other land
business promptly attended to. "
CHAS. PETERSON & CO.,
Real Estate JIgets,
Collyer, Trego Co., Kansas.
Union Pacific Bailroad Lands in
W. B. KMTCMELD,
A3TD DEALEB IN
KThe Land Agents, 1
HRf Wa-Ke6ney,Ks. j
WKKi Branch Office at 2I
B ClayCenter,Ks. g&-
K School Land and
ISHR Deeded Land ppf
m 3l For Sa,e 9fi
M i isma nt n i mftntft W '
Eye Glasses, I
Wagon Work Wagon Material. ' .
L can secure, on favorable terms', by
order, any article which J may not happen
to have on hand. .' .
J. H.BAKER,. P. . 6. C. SHUL7Z, Att.
Land & Emigration Co.
HOMESTEADS jiMBER CLAIMS,
Deeded Laiis aii Ttwi Ltts
BOUGHT AND SOLD,
LOCATING A SPECIALTY.
Will attend promptly to all Legal
Business before the Courts
and U.S. Land Office.
Correspondence Solicited, .jjgf
WA-KEEXET, KAXSAS, V"!
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