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HoDGEirA'N county's new post-office
is named KAtcliff. '
A new post-office bjT the name of
Botato has been established in Rawlins
-The new opera hall at Hays City
is to be opened one of these days by a
masquerade on roller rkates.
About eighty teachers, the Cour
ier says, will bo necessary to supply the
demand in Norton county this fall.
Philip Eberiiart was drowned
n short time ago in the Hackberry, in
Cheyenne county.
He was a Ilussian.
hall and
some good sheds are among the improve
ments which are being made on the fair
ground at Hays City.
B. C. Decker, of Sheridan county,
the Heuiincl hears, is a loser to the amount
of 700 by the failure of the firm of !rice,
Marmaduke & Co., of St. Louis.
The two countries in which there
is the greatest land boom are Kansas and
Buenos Ay res. McPkcrson Ficcman,
"Well, don't "a formerly of Kansas man"
lead the Buenos Ayres boom? We eu
ijuire for information!
Hartland is In Hamilton county,
down on the Santa-JPe. J. B. Hays, the
section foreman at that place, on Monday
of last week' was arrested forthe murdeH
of Martin Dingas. in Kentucky, seven
years ago. They left with him for Ken
tucky that night.
The Republican primaries for
placing in nomination a county ticket and
the Democratic caucuses for naming del
egates to the county convention will bo
held throughout Noiton count on the
same day and at the same places. The
day is to bo October 3.
The jury in the case of Ed. Sla
ter, who was on preliminary trial on the
charge of having purchased liquor at Lc
gan on a false statement, disagreed. The
defendant was released on paying the
costs, which amounted to about sixty dol
lars, the Phillipsburg Herald says.
N. C. Terrill's Millbrook Herald,
a new scheme resultant upon Terrill's be
ing appointed postmaster at that place,
lias been received. The Times says the
Herald is printed at the Reveille office in
Hill City. The Ha aid is Democratic in
politics and six-column folio in dimen
sions. Two hundred and fifty citizens
have petitioned Govornor Martin to or
ganize that robust child of destiny known
as Thomas county. "W. G. Porter has,
therefore, been appointed by the governor
to take the census in order to determine
whether there are 1,500 householders in
the county.
The sparkling editorial pen points
are not confined eatirely to western Kan
sas, The Burlington (Coffey county)
Independent tells of a man seven feet and
three inches high passing through that
place a few days ago, on the way to Kan
sas county, Kansas, to take a claim, and
grorj up with the country! Ha! ha! ha!
"Uncle S. S. Tipton," according
to the "Waverly iWrtv, "has brought in a
peck of delicious pairs" to the editor of
that paper "to be turned on subscription."
Now, although we are not interested fur
ther in this transaction than to hope that
our quill-pushing brother has not been
worsted, our curiosity gets the better of
us so far as to make us wonder ivhat
that peck of pairs consisted of.
Nathaniel C. Terrill is the
new Democratic postmaster at Millbrook.
This opens the way for a Fountain full
of Eepublicanism to manifest himself in
1888. Torrill has been one thing and an
other politically. What he has been at
any given time .depended on two things:
IFirst, what he wanted to accomplish;
second, what he regarded as the surest
way to accomplish it. If we were giving
dvice to the Cleveland Dem. administra
tion, we would declare it impossible to
bave made a worse nomination than that
xf N. C. TerrilL This fact is known to so
many people in Graham county, and even
'MC'AU Trego, that any specifications would bo
ludicrously superxluous.
Bro. Tilton, of tho World, Wa-Koeney,
is an ardent supporter of Phonetic spell
ing. He asks:
"Brother journalists of the United
States, but especially of Kansas, will you
assist us in the agitation of this great
It is folly. Language is a Historical
Science, subject to change through slow
growth, not through arbitrary rules. A
Boman emperor, after having used the
singular verb for the plural, decreed that
there be no plural verb. Wordforms
come in time. No council ordered the
possessive mi into my. Chatterton,
who palmed off his own verses for those
of the ancient Whiteby monk, "gave him
self away" (modern) by using the recent
neuter possessive its. Words have a long
history. The fonetiks of a comention
ate hothouse mushrooms. Norton cham
pion. "It is folly?" Are not you hasty,
Brother Conway? And does not the rea
son for your haste lie in the fact of your
feeling the force of your own acquain
tance with the English languago rather
than in ahy great interest which you
have regarding the relations of others to
this language? Tooko says: "The first
aim of language was to communicate
our thoughts; the second, to do it with
It would be inferred from your writing,
Friend Conway, that nothing akin to the
fonetik theory over had a lodgment in
the language of any people. You are not
unaware that no silent vowels are known
to the Latin tongue. What is true of the
Latin vowel, tho advocates., of Yonetik
spelling would apply to ttio Eughsh
tongue. Is there any thing illogical in
this view? If the principle is good as to
vowels, why is it bad as to consonants?
Furthermore, has not there' been a de
cided tendency toward brevity in spelling,
even in the English language, within the
past two hundred years? Has not this
brevity incieased in momentum? Has
not tho orthography been vastly im
proved? Language may be a historical
science. It is the means for conveying a
knowledge of historical science and all
other sciences. Just why its words
should be spelled in so outlandish a man
ner, we are too obtuse to see. Language, we
are aware, has its growth. It has its de
cay. Its growth, for instance, is contrib
uted to largely by the vulgarisms of
people who possess no knowledge what
ever concerning the genius of one of the
many national languages of the earth.
"Bullwhacker" may never obtain a place
among the woids in good use. Again, it
may. Its fate depends on whether the
people and the press bring it into general
use. Now, what we are after is informa
tion on this point: H bullwhacker shall
be adopted as a good word, will it have
to be spelled "bullwhacker?" In other
words, what principle of any language
will be violated in any manner if one 1 and
thee are omitted?
We mean to ask whether Tooke's
words which we have quoted are not true.
Much language very much is express
ed in writing. Is not the long spelling
a miserable incumbrance on despatch?
The language of the eye, the language
of the deaf and dumb every language of
which man is cognizant, except the spoken
and written language of some of 'the na
tions, have a directness, and consequent
force, which should put to shame the
long spelling advocates. And there is
this further point to note in this connec
tion: Long spelling detracts, in a large
measure, from directness and force in
speaking, for the plain reason that the
pronunciation is embarrassed greatly on
the part of those who are not well edu
cated. "Words," we admit, "have along his
tory." We would-like to be shown the
sense if such a showing be possible in
the miserably long spelling history with
which many of them have been burdened.
Indeed, the names of words shape their
history. Long spelling does not
modify that history beyond making them
difficult to learn, understand and remem
ber! "The fonetiks of a convention" have
been "hothouse mushrooms." We ad
mitted as much in the article to which
Mr. Conway refers, and gave the conclu
sive reason for the fact, that a fonetik
dictionary is an indispensable foundation
stone for the respectability of the system.
Bro. Tilton, of the Wa-Keeney Wosld,
has a' splendid article in his last Wobld
in favor of the phonetic or short method of
spelling, and calls upon editors throughout
the country to assist him in bringing the
stock: -A-aninrca- the basis op otts. insntbTTSTZK
matter before tho public. We second the
motion, and would recommend that a
convention be called to meet in the city of
Topeka, at the time of the National Asso
ciation of Teachers, next .July, to take
some formal steps in the matter. What
say you, brother editors? Lntora Leader.
This is a sensible suggestion. But be
tween now and the meeting of the teach
ers much work will have to be doneitl
the subject of fonetiks is to receive just
recognition at their hands. Our good
friend of the Champion may be said to
speak for the teachers.- They, as a rule,
are for long spelling. They dread reform.
A la Chaucer is good enough spelling for
them. But, let the question be agitated
in good sea'son, and then let the editors
of Kansas attend the meeting of the asso
ciation, and request an interchange of
views. If the principle of fonetiks is an
error, let it be learned once for all.
We are in receipt of the third annual
premium list"of the Western Kansas Ag
ricultural Fair, which is to be held at
Hays City next week, beginning Tuesday
and lasting four days. This premium
list is a portion of a pamphlet of some
thirty pages, purporting to be issued
from Freese's Printing House at that
place. The portion of the pamphlet
which is not taken up by tho premium
list and rules is liberally patronized by
Hays City business men. Tho workman
ship of the pamphlet, as a work of art,
would not take high rank. Mr. Freese
has not the conveniences for doing first
class work of this kind, and but precious
few country printing offices have. But
the pamphlet is clean, and reflects credit
on Freese's energy. Of the fair itself, we
can say that quite liberal premiums are
offered, and the diploma .system is to be
given a test. In the afternoon of Friday
there is to be a magnificent display of
Japanese fireworks, without extra charge.
Wo hope that Trego county will be
represented at this fair. Our people have
some good live stock, and we are sure
that in the lines of grain and vegetables
Ellis county could be crowded closely by
the elegance of our competition. Who
will go?
In the sense of having to part with con
genial journalistic company, we are sorry
that the Kirwin Republican has suspended
publication. A. G. McBride, the founder
of the paper, is a regularly-ordained news
paper rustler. We know not how to
speak in higher terms of any one. W. H.
McBride, his brother, as well as A. G.
himself, is a lawyer, and a good one. He
did good work on the Republican, and we
dislike to see high-minded, fearless men
like he desert the craft. It never has
been, and can not be, too well represented
by such men. The suspension of the
Republican, we are glad to know, is the
result of the increased demand for the le
gal services of the McBride boys, and not
because the paper was not paying. In
deed, they will continue the job printing
Now comes" the other side of the case.
We are glad that things have been shaped
so that the publication of only one Ke
publican paper will longer be attempted
at Kirwin. The Chief will fill out the un
expired subscriptions of the Republican,
and its able editor, Dr. Jenkins, will have
the satisfaction of knowing that he once
L more treads paying ground. Long
live the Chief! . x
The business man who prints his own
letter heads and envelopes with a rubber
stamp may be economical, but he is not
wise. Such daubing don't set him off
well in the minds of live business men
with whom he may conduct a correspond
ence. Active, successful business men
live on the principle that it is gilt-edge
business policy to let a good job printer
do the stamping on letter heads, note
heads, business cards, envelopes, bill
heads, statements and all this class of
work. Next thing to the stamp-daub
business, is a merchant sending to a dis
tant place for his job printing when he
can get as good or better work at as low
prices in his home town. As far as we
are concerned, Wa-Keeney merchants
will vote us no bore in the matter ot
hounding them for money. The most of
them have been fairly liberal with us,
and we have met them in a kindly spirit.
To our certain knowledge, it is true of
many towns v where two or more papers
are published that merchants are bothered
to just about the point of persecution by l
solicitations to advertise, and then by
duns to pay up. We like advertisements,
and know them to be necessary to the
life of the business community and the
welfare of the publisher. We perhaps
have put up with.less than our just share
of thorn, because we have refused to ap
proach the begging line.
We offer these remarks, not as an indi
vidual attack on anybody, but as food for
the thought of such of our business men
as recognize the material influence which
a well-sustained newspaper exerts in the
community where it is published.
Every business or professional man (or
woman) in Wa-Keeney should advertise
in the WoriiD. This fall season of pros
perity to bur people should witness a
boom in this direction which will be the
surprise of people from the East who
gaze upon it!
It should be the aim of every business
man to take a pride in being able to say
that he does not patronize a foreign job
office, because it is not necessary in any
On the seventh instant this special dis
patch was sent to the Kansas City Jour
nal from Ness City:
Ness City, Kas., Sept 7. In boring for
water at Ness City, Ness county, Kas., af
ter going through eight feet of sand rock,
at a depth of 240 feet, they struck two
feet of coal, and were not through the
coal when night came on.
It is not plain to us why the Ness City
papers of last week were, silent on the
subjectfof this great find. It may be
that a"lie is at large.
It would afford us great pleasure to
know that our sister city had struck coal
at so short a distance beneath the sur
face. The whole of western Kansas is
perhaps underlaid with coal, but we fear
that few, if any, localities are destined to
find it as near tho surface as 240 feet.
Just as we were about to give our
friend, W. S. Tilton, of the Western
Kansas World, a big hoist for the office
of Auditor of State, he says that he "is in
no sense a candidate, and would not be
under any consideration," and thus our
good intentions are nipped in the bud.
The Herald predicts that at no distant
day, Mr. Tilton will be called upon to fill
some important place by the party which
he has served so faithfully for, Lo, these
many years. Phillipsburg- Hcrald. Not
this year, anyway! But wo are almost
sorry that our mismanagement of the
campaign caused us to miss reading that
handsome notice. It is no maudlin praise
to say of the Herald boys that we not
only appreciate very highly the warmth
of their friendship for us, but they know
how to couch their thoughts in ele
gant terms. Come to think of it, how
ever, the notice which we have copied
from their paper is one 'which gives to us
even greater credit than we could ask.
Among the nicest endorsements
which the editor of this paper has had
for state auditor comes from the pen of
that strong journalist no pun meant
friend Sampson, of the Salina Journal.
Were we a candidate for the position, we
would view such a notice from as far east
as Salina in 'the nature of an omen of
success. Here it is: "Several newspapers
have suggested Hon. W. S. Tilton, editor
of the Wa-Keeney World, as a suitable
"far west" candidate for State Auditor.
We can all subscribe heartily to such a
candidacy, for Mr. Tilton is an able, stal
wart Bepublican, and a most worthy man
in every respect."
The Alton Empire has been
changed in size from an eight-column
folio to a seven-column quarto. Hulan
iski, the editor, throws lots of vim into
every issue of his paper. It may seem
paradoxical, but Huly, as he is familiarly
called, issues the kind of a paper that a
great many 'people are bound to have
whether they want it or not. He is more
rampant than we are, but that style of
getting up a paper is to be commended in
many particulars.
Mb. P. W. Smith, the genial and
pushing secretary ot that organization,
sends us' the following notice: "Dear
Sir: Please smwonce in your paper that
one of the attractions of the Western-
Kansas Agricultural Pair association, at
Hays City, Sept 22, 23, 24 and 25, 1885,
will be a herd of of one hundred and seven-'
j--frr "head of two-year-old high graded
- Polled Angus heifers." l
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Land Attorney and Real Estate Agent.
Wa-Keenet - - Kansas. -
Attomeys-at-Law & Real Estate Agents
Attorney at law
Loan Agent .
U. P. Land Agent for Trego, Gra
ham and Ness Counties,
Stock Kanches a Specialty.
- Parties meaning business request
ed to write me.
Osborn, Monroe & Henkel,
And Loan Agents,
70,000 acres wild and improved lands for
sale. Will purchase land in Trego and
adjoining counties and pay cash for dame.
$ 1 00,000 Money to Loan at 8 Per Cent.
S. R. Hoginv
S. R. Cowick
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.
References. Trego County Bank,
Wa-Keeney, Kansas; TarMo Valley Bank,
Tarkio, Mo.
Office up' stairs in Western Kansas
World builHing.
,Wants o buy all the Produce, at
the highest market-price, which the
farmers: have to dispose of,
Call and see me. .
J. J. Sears. T. B. MirtH,
a-rciroiiE t. 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 gotern
ment land in these counties, unoccupied!
Contesting claims and all other land
business promptly attended to.
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.
Strong and DtraMi
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Call and seeEngine
and Pump in operation.
Agent for Trego and GoYt Co'i.
W. H. Keeler,
Eirsffdoor north of City drug store,
- east side of Franklin street.
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