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For Fraridnt-Elect in 1888,
GtoxiraU. Jolaxi A.. Xjogan.,
Smith county, at the election
last week, votedoverwhelmiujjly against
the issuing of bonds for the construction
of a new railroad through her territory.
This is another stunning blow to Smith
It is stated in the Millbrook Dem
ocrat of the' 5th inst. that Miss Baldwin,
the young lady who got burnt while ma
king sorghum on the Binns place, in
Morlan tp., died the Sunday before, at
ten o'clock. She was buried in Books
jFbiend l?ULLERseeras to feel it
all through his system as he plaintively
observes: "Truly can it be said that the
Ellis Headlight printers have bad luck
while fooling with guns." F. 0. Ayers,
of that office, while at home Friday night
of last week, was unfortunate enough to
accidentally discharge a revolver, the ball
passing through his leg and making an
ugly wound.
Judge Martin, of the Atchison
county district court, the Commonwealth
relates, haa decided in favor of Attorney
General -Bradford's -position in one of the
liquor prosecutions which the state had
jjndertakorr.in AtqhisonVcity. The -attorney
general commenced this suit, not
only against the baloon keepers, but also
the owners of the buildings in which the
liquor was sold. The defendants tried to
recuse a change of venue to the federal
court, on tho ground that the nuisance
clause of the prohibitory law is unconsti
tutional. Judge Martin refused to grant
the change.
8. A..Haselline &Bro., patent solicitors,
Springfield, Missouri, send the World
the following list of patents, which were
issued to citizens of Kansas during the
past week:
Albert N. Bender, Manhattan, stove
Rebecca A. McBaniel, Burr Oak, pre
serving compound.
James H. and "VT. T. Mitchell, Welling
ton, adjustable shade for windows.
A petition is being circulated, or is
about to be circulated, praying President
Cleveland to oreate a new land district of
the counties of Cheyenne, Sherman,
Wallace, Greeley, Wichita and St. John.
"Wallace is the place which is prayed for
as headquarters of the new lan,d office.
It is perhapB not necessary for the World
to add that it docs not approve of this
scheme. Wa-Keeneyis not very hard to
reach from any of the territory in this
land district We are opposed to the cat
hauling which would inevitably result
,irom an attempt to break up the land
districts of western Kansas as they now
are formed. Then there would be the
overwhelming objection from a Dem
ocratic standpoint especially that the
extra expense of maintaining a new land
office would be' incurred. Neither Mr.
Cleveland nor the World wishes to see
the Democratic policy of retrenchment
and reform of the publio service thus
spat upon!
The report is out, and generally credit
ed, that ex-Governor Glick has been ten
dered by the president the appointment
of pension commissioner, and has accept
ed. A jackassioal kick went out into the
Topeka air the -other day. It purported
to come from ex-Union soldiers who are
Democrats, and claimed that they wanted
to see this desirable position given to an
K-Union soldier. In other words, these
Dems. called, a meeting. The meeting
was a pure-fizzle. It should have fizzled.
Hen who helped maker-Glick governor,
thereby endorsing his copperhead "war"
Mcord, should be consistent, and not
growl at this late day. We cheerfully as
aertfiiat for such a man as Glick to be
made the custocuW of the interests of a
large proportion of the pensioners of this
country is a burlesque upon nature a
, : rape of justice, JBut Ve have not abeorb-
d this view all at once. ."We'have always
held it U these fellows who now
' .claim to be -so wouaded over Glide's ap-
f-ir pominwent nsuocea bvqcbo, mj vrucusm
r - in toe past, uns malignant iever wouia
SZ ot.towleGVourin5them.
In presenting yon with this, I have to
say, that under a force of combined cir
cumstances, I publish this issue of the
Long Island Argu, and by way of expla
nation I will state a few facts: It will be
remembered that about one year ago W.
E. Montgomery came to this town to start
a paper. He had ordered a press and fix
tures to Logan, 22 miles south of here,
expecting the business men of this place
to advance him the money on advertising
with which to make the first payment
But failing to get the money advanced, he
was entirely at a loss to know how to pay
for the press and start the paper. I then
paid him twenty-five dollars advance
money on advertising, and enough money
to make oue-half payment on press. He
then informed me he had not one cent
with which to pay freight, and he could
not bring it to Long Island without pay
ing the freight Then I let him have
thirty-five dollars with which to pay the
freight. The thirty-five dollars was to be
repaid to me in ten days, but is not paid
yet. The second payment on the press
was due in six months, at which time he
was to have me paid up, and then he
could secure the second payment with the
proporty. But at the expiration of six
months he had payed me nothing, and I
was obliged to furnish the money with
which to make the second payment in or
der to save my first money and save to
him the press and paper. I then took a
mortgage on the entire outfit as security,
due Oct 3, 1885, at which time he had
paid neither interest or principle. The
mortgage had been due nearly one month,
during which time I endeavored to adjust
matters with him, but being unable to do
so, I have taken possession of the prop
erty under the mortgage, and to make
good the proof noticos at the land office
at Kirwin which have bnen inserted here,
and in justice to the many patrons of the
Argus, 1 herewith rend out this half
sheet Mr. Montgomery holds the patent
side for this issue, and would not let me
have them, even thou eh I offered to pay
him for them, and knowing the injustice
it would bo to tho subscribers, and espe
cially those individuals who have proof
notices inserted, for which he has received
the pay, I make this another eiTort to keep
the Argu afloat Thinking I had dealt
fairly with him, and carried his burdens
as long as justifiable, I have taken this
step, trusting in the confidence of the pub
lic to be on the side of justice and right.
J. N. Curl.
The above recalls a circumstance so
strikingly-suggestive of a few answers
which we gave last fall to some questions
from this same Mr. Curl that we can not
resist the temptation to relate the event
Mr. Curl is the proprietor of the Long
Island House. He is the oldest settler in
that locality. We are sure he is a good
man, and we feel very friendly toward
In the presence of Congressman Han
back, Mr. Curl asked the writer whether
he thought Long Island could support a
newspaper. We answered that it was
very questionable. Mr. Curl then made
enquiry as to the extent of advertising
and other support which would be re
quired to place a newspaper on a paying
basis in that place. We answered his
question as fairly as we knew how. Mr.
Curl did not dispute our proposition, but
we thought that he did not consider it
worth more than par, to say the least
We have met Mr. Montgomery only
once. He may be a straight business
man or not, as far as our knowledge of
him goes. But there is one thing very
certain: All business proceeds on the as
sumption that nothing can be paid out
unless it has been earned and collected.
We question exceedingly whether the
Long Island Argus has ever been a bo
nanza to its publisher. Its appearance
never impressed us that way, at least.
Of course, Long Island is now a more
favorable place for the location of a paper
than it was in September, 1884, when we
were there, but we could not obtain our
consent to take hold i f a paper there with
the hope of more than paying expenses
with it If Mr. Carl continues in charge
of the paper, he will find this his expe
rience. Long Island has an exquisitely
beautiful location, but it is not every town
which is beautifully-located that will sup
port a paper.
What we have said about Long Island
as to one paper is true of some towns in
connection with two papers. Our posi
tion is chosen with years of deliberation
when we assert, as we do here, that no
town which is not amply-able to support
two papers should be called upon to be
burdened with more than one. We use
burdened advisedly. Is it not a burden
to the business community to be exhort
ed, entreated, prayed at and hounded to'
give R living to a second paper when their
interests are at antipodes withTsuoK
coure? Is it not a burden to the business
community to be asked to extend credit
in the name of business, when, in reality,
it amounts, if done at all, to doing so for
charity's sake?
It matters not an iota whom these sug
gestions hit or miss. If they have force, it
is because of their truth. If they have no
force, nobody can take offense at them.
Until business men unite in the policy
of gauging newspaper enterprises accor
ding to the standard employed toward
other kinds of business, the country press
must average to be vacillating and sickly.
The exceptions will be found far apart
and under peculiar conditions.
Every person, regardless of whether he
is engaged in business or not, who sup
ports one industriously-edited paper
which is devoted to the real interests of
the section of country where it is pub
lished, has performed his duty as far as
the public welfare is concerned; and the
fact of some disgruntled pothouse politi
cian having given him advice of a differ
ent character constitutes no possible rea
son why such advice should be heded!
The Northwestern ranges seem to pro
duce heavier cattle than tho more south
ern ones of New Mexico. The average
weight of four-year-old native steers that
have gone into the Chicago market from
New -Mexico was 1,010. The same class
of cattle Irom Colorado have been 1,110,
and from Montana they have been 1,200.
Ex-Senator Dorsey, of the Palo Blanco
ranch, in New Mexico, will next season
remove all his steers above two years of
age to Boutt county, in Colorado, to grow
up with the "country. "They will "grow,",
says the senator, "one hundred pounds
heavier in a single year up in Boutt, and
100 pounds on 1,000 steers is a deal of
money. P airie tanner.
What the Farmer brings out concern
ing the conditions of cattle in these two
sections of country is capablo of indefi
nite expansion as applied to all of anima
ted nature, either in the direction
weight or excellence. Any person of
observing habits will assimilate read
ily the correctness of this proposi
tion. It is to be seen or tasted in the
men of the two section, in the women, in
the fishes, in the horses, in the fruits in
general, and so on.
As this is true, so is it a fact that the
civilization of our Northern states over
that of the Southern states rests upon"
natural causes rather than upon the jn jury
which the unnatural institution of slavery
wrought to the South. We aim to assert
that it was in the nature of the Southern
climate to. overcome the free conditions
which Governor Oglethorpe had impress
ed upon the young Georgia colony, and
that it was in the nature of the New
England climate to abolish the slave sys
tem which had been planted in her terri
tory. With these facts fairly understood, a
great deal of the false sentiment for the
people of the South will evaporate. As
far as the industrial work of the United
States is concerned, the North will do as
she has ever done lead, and that deci
sively. It is far from us to denounce the people
of the South because they live there. We
are fond of the semi-tropical sun and its
products. Socially, many men and wo
men in the South are entitled to high
rank. Many of them take high intellect
ual rank. But the climate is not suffi
ciently rigorous to demand great alert
ness in the industrial field. This condi
tion begets slothtulness on the part of
the masses of the people. This, in turn,
creates a low condition of leadership.
This tells it all!
'worthy of a better cau$e.
The obstinacy with which the anti-Prohibitionists
cling to their pet theory is
worthy of a better cause.
Leavenworth county, on Tuesday of
last week, defeated Dave Keller, Repub
lican candidate for sheriff, because he
had been friendly, in a measure, to the
enforcement of the liquor law. At any
rate he, last winter, issued a proclama
tion to the effect that, within a given
time, the saloons in that county must be
closed. Little or no attention was given
to the proclamation. The sheriff was
powerless to make it respectable or re
spected. Seller had treated Governor
Martin with respect He had been seen
in the company of Dr. Krohn, the tem
perance agitator. Notwithstanding that
bis nomination by the late Republican
convention 'was harmonious, and that
gellez is personally popular among all
fhades of political believers, he was
beaten at the polls by some 800 majority.
Leavenworth county thereby once more
places her individual interests above
those of the state of Kansas. Once more
S-A:SfcSt:0, OXHR I3DTrST?iaX3S
Leavenworth, county tells the people of
Kansas that she is in an attitude' of re
bellion against such state laws as she
does not happen to like.
This reminds us that no such a fool
thing will be attempted this winter; but
if, during the special session of the Kan
sas legislature, Leavenworth should be
siege that body for that fifty-thousand-dollar
appropriation to re-imburse certain
capitalists in that city for having made a
profitable investment in getting the sol
diers' home located there, some of our
western members would, of course, feel
in sympathy bound to vote again for the
Mrs. W. C. Olson started, Tuesday
morning, to Knox county, 111., on account
of the dangerous illness of her mother. ,.
Mr. J. B. Wheeler, a former resident
of Gove county, but now of Jefferson
county, in this state, renews his subscrip
tion to the World, and adds: "I shali
ever appreciate the World's weeklj
rounds, and right here let me say it is do
ing a work that will yield fruit long after
its founder shall have ceased to yield the
pen. Long live the World, and my best
wishes for its honorable elitor."
Those of our people who are so fortu
nate as to be acquainted with the refined
young lady who is referred to will appre
ciate, at least as high as par, this item,
which is taken from the Millbrook Dcmo
craLot November 5: "The Graliam Coun
ty Teachers' association will meet at Hill
City on Saturday, Nov. 14, 1885. Accor
ding to program, one feature of this meet
ing will be 'Whispering,' by Nettie Van
Dyke, but if we don't miss our guess
there will be whispering by every person
George "Gallowa," the Millbrook
Democrat relates, has commenced busi
ness in lis new hardware store, on the
east side of Main street. Which induces
us to ask whether George's rush of busi
ness correspondence has resulted in his
discarding the "y" in his principal name.
If something of this kind is not up, the
Democrat editor has slaughtered his name.
We'd go clear to Millbrook against any
ordinary blizzard to see George chase that
editor through the streets and alleys of
that gangling town. Such a sight would
beat an Indian war dance to death!
Wa-Keeney Dots.
Commit nicatcd.
November 5.
Has the outside world any idea how
many homes "Uncle Sam" is giving away?
Among the fair ones taking homes is
Miss Martin, from Missouri. She is
stopping with Mrs. J. H. Baker, and
would pass for a "sweet sixteen," but she
has succeeded in taking a home on the
same section with her father and brother.
Two of the firm of Baker & Sons went
west, Sunday night, in the interest of land
seekers. -
Several of the young men of Wa-Keeney,
Rumor says, are to be spliced before
cold weather. Who knows?
Ask Henry who the young lady was
that got" the chicken for a picnic dinner
at Castle Rock, and why the chicken,
with the rest of the good things fixed up
for that special occasion, was not taken.
Did they get the wrong basket?
Ha! Ha!
Hack Line to Garden City.
Wichita Daily Eagle, 8.
An outfit for the Cannon Ball stage line
from Garden City via Scott City to Wa
Keeney, left this city yesterday, consist
ing of a full line of four-horse hacks, with
stable tents sufficient to establish a daily
line of hacks from Garden City to Wa
Keeney. Harry Hill is the proprietor of
the line, and while doing business here as
the leading horse and mule importer and
trader, in the interest of extending Wich
ita's trade, will start the above mentioned
line. The unprecedented influx of emi
grants into Scott county from Garden
City and Wa-Keeney renders it necessary
that a line of stages be run between the
two points to enable easy access and
bring the Jand office business into easy
communication with the settlers. The
distance of the line is about seventh-five
miles and will afford easy travel at a short
distance from the lands being settled so
rapidly to the land offices at either termi
nus of the routes. The, outfit left here
fully equipped with tents for stables at
the main points and the change stations
along the line. A part of the route is
covered by mail contracts which the line
takes, and an effort will be made to
establish a line through from the A., T.
t a T. to the 17. P. road.
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Land Attorney and Real Estate Agent.
Wa-Keknbt - - Kansas.
a. 1. OSBOSB.
Attorneys-at-Law & Real Estate Agenff
Veterinary Surgeon,
5y Will doctor cattle, horses and all
other stock.
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.
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 same.
$ 1 00,000 Money to Loan at 8 Per Cent.
W. 0. HUGHES, S. A. HUGflFS,
Attorney- at .Law. Notary Public .
Two Doors north of U. S. Land Office.
Locating on Gov't Linda Specialty.
35,000 acres of cheap wild land for
sale in bodies to suit the
We defend actual settlers in contests
on their claims.
Bring contest suits where claims are
Make and acknowledge deeds and
S. R. Cowlek.
M. D. Hollifter.
Cowick & Hollister,
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.
Rzfzbxkcbs. Trego County Bank,
Wa-Keeney, Kansas; Tarkio Valley Bank,
Tarkio, Mo.
Office up stairs in Western Kansas
World building.
,- Close Bros. & Co.,
500,000 ACRES
Of wild land in Trego and Graham
counties at from $5.00 to
$8.00 per acre.
J, B. HOG AN, Agent.
JSTOffice first door north ofM
aVerbecVs Store.,
Agents for the sale of 62,000 aorea of
lected lands, lying in Trego and Graham
counties, belonging Jo
.- Clitfctter, TkiUiHi-witt,
Real -:-Estate-:-Dealer.
Buys and sells Real Instate, securea
Homesteads and, Tfmber-clain
for those wanting gov't land
Will practice in all State Court and be
fore the Gov't Land Office.
Business solicited.
Purcbising, Selling and Ucatlig
Makes Soldiers' Homestead Declaratory
Entries, Timber Filings, Pre-emptions,
Homesteads, Final Proofs. Attends
to Contests in all phases, eta
Promptness and fair 'dealing. All work
Offlci li Biscuit if Ketttj lliefct
W, H. Keeier,
First door north of City drug store
east side of Franklin street.
InrytUsg in Tint Cliti Stylt;
Undertakers Qoods,
Furniture ,
Sewing Machines,
Musical .Instruments
Spectacles, .,;
Eye Glasses;
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gjtKJji. oiow to 1
Hj&McKnight Bros., i
Krhe Land Agents, 1
v Wa'Kney,h M;
B Branch Office at
B -Clay Center, Ka. IK
Khoftf taM aM jK
V Deeded Lf id "jH-
T 3? - for. Salt. "jjJH
Plated . Ware,
WagwWo4WAc Material.
I can secure, on favorable taraw, by
order, any artiole which Immj not happen -
o have on hand. .A - , .
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