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.For President-Elect in 1888,
General John.' -A.. Liogan,
DionxoN hasn't a hitching post.
District court at Hays City this
week and next also, unless business gives
Fifty-two feet in the ground at
Dighton, Lane county, develops eight
feet of water, the Herald tells.
Wjt. CnEEK is opening a hard
ware .store at Long Island. Cheek has
more relatives than Smith has.
The Lane County Herald of the
19th declares that "the weather has been
simply fine for the past week. Up here,
it has been compound fine longer than
Mr. Cui:l has changed the name
of his paper from Long Island Argus to
Long Island Leader. In noting this
change, he winds up his article by de
claring that he is after glory, and not
money. It's a strange route to take to
The settlers in the western part
of Thomas county, mows the Tom Cat,
are complaining bitterly of the depreda
tions of range cattle which have drifted
in from the northwest. We'll bet a wood
en nutmeg that those are Jim Greason's
cattle from Atwood!
Ix milking, the whole hand should
be used, pressing slightly upward against
the udder. Too many, declares a writer
on the subject, perform most clumsily
the operation of milking, pinching and
jerking the teat until the whole cow is
shaken. Nothing could be worse. A
poor milker will occasion the loss of his
- wages in the shrinkage.
Nearly all our prominent citizens
are in "Wa-Keeney this week, attending to
land office business. Lane County Her
ald, np. Wa-Keeney is the greatest place
in the wild-and-woolly West for promi
nent people. In fact, only about ono
man whom we ever saw hero wasn't prom
nent before coming to this place. Don't
call on us for his name!
The wife of Congressman Ander
son died at Manhattan about noon last
Sunday, after a lingering illness. Private
funeral services were held at Manhattan.
The body was taken to Junction City for
interment A public funeral was had at
that place. Three sons of Mr. and Mrs.
Anderson aro living. One of them is
grown; another is four years old.
The attention of our readers is
directed to the beautiful poem from the
Ness City Times on the death of Miss
Mary Barnd. It was d graceful act in
Mr. Wood to publish this poem relating
to the departed child of a brother jour
nalist If the doing of kindnesses of this
nature filled a larger place in our hearts,
the spirit of hatred which rankles between
many members of this calling would be
dissipated forever. Life on this earth is
too short to be worse than wasted in per
sonal warfare, which, when the victor is
crowned, places him oftentimes beneath
the envy of the peasant who has led a
"Nigger-shooters," remarks the
Great Bend (Kan.) Inland Tribune, "is the
same of a most destructive little pebble
Bhooter used by reckless kids in town,
and which is doing a large amount of
damage to persons and property. Several
large glasses in town have been broken
lately, two in the court house. Chickens
are killed, horses have their eyes shot
out, and children, even, are hourly at the
mercy of these little scamps." Better
come up to Wa-Keeney, Judge, where
such, articles of injury don't flourish, and
-where the city government is run on the
plan of compelling everybody to be good.
But, isn't it a fact friend Townsley, that
the dogoned gravel is wafted so thick and
fast by your gentle breezes down in that
ArkanBaw valley as to'lead you to charge
to the nigger-shooting kids more than
their actual share of general cursedness?
It is a story which might be told
truthfully of some ruff-scuffs in almost
every town. John Musser and Hal Kar
stetter, two young fellows in 'Jewell City,
nave been arrested on the charge of blow
ing open the safe at the railway depo.
The Republican thinks them guiltless of
this act, "but" that paper adds, "they
were also charged with stealing a cask of
-wine from the "depo some time last sum
mer. The boys hardly deserve any sym--oathv.
Their deportment has been such
that whenever any meanness is done the
vf suspicion points at them, lhey
limiliated relatives and outraged
i of Barents -who would do any
w.i reason for them u tney wouia
eir reckless ways. If they now
m m stand ine Diame 01 oinere mis-
'Ihey can have whatever sansf action
I in knowing that they brought it
PROHIBITION AND REPUBLICANISM.
The World never has wavered in the
opinion that the principle of liquor pro
hibition is entitled to a place in the plat
form of any political party which is friend
ly with the measure. We have insisted
that the Republican party, as parties are
constituted these times, is the natural
sponsor of the prohibition principle.
The World is now re-enforced in this
position by a class of men at whose party
blindness it has been surprised all along.
It has appeared plain to us that he who
favors the free flow of rum or persists in
working for its entire prohibition as a
popular drink is a retrogressionist. A
retrogressionist is one who is either con
tent for civilization to move forward with
out any assistance from him or who as
sists in giving impetus to the worse ele
ments of our social and business life.
Now, however, Colonel Anthony, in his
Leavenworth Times, has raised the sword
of justice over the heads of the saloon
keepers in Leavenworth, and declares,
among other things, that ho sees "a fixed
determination on tho part of the majority
of the saloon element to ostracise every
man, no matter how true and tried he may
be, unless he deserts the Republican par
ty and joins the Democracy; rum and
Democracy on the one side, temperanco
and Republicanism on the other side; the
proposition made to sensible, fair-minded
men admits of no discussion; it is self-evident
that tho respectable element will
accept the latter; the question caused no
debate with us; tho Timet will not pander
to the sewer element of life; we had no
personal interest in tho late election; we
did in our humble way what wo thought
was best; we therefore have no personal
disappointment as to tho result. We
have found that tho whisky saloon ele
ment don't want our help; we don't like
to intrude longer upon them; wo don't
care to stay; we have not changed our
views on prohibition; we are for resub
mission and a constitutional convention;
we shall continue to work for, and vote
tho Republican ticket."
Colonel Anthony feigns surprise. He
would mislead tho public to some extent,
no fear. No good soldier is ever sur
prised. The Times has known the rotten
ness of liquor selling as a business, and,
consequently, of liquor sellers as a class.
The colonel's piotives in so long standing
by the crowd, we will not discuss. The
reason of his leaving them has been well
told by himself.
The Troy Chief, which is a sort of
planet among the Kansas newspaper
stars, for tho two reasons that it is the
oldest paper in the state and tries to be
the most vulgar, supported Robinson for
governor in 1882, because its editor, al
though an undoubted Republican on na
tional questions, could not swallow St.
John. The Chief now comes out with
the declaration that it will stop monkey
ing, and support Republican candidates
all the way from those in counties to the
nominee for tho presidoncy. Tho Chief,
in other words, has become disgusted
with the retrogressionist crowd, and has
joined the forces of progress.
It is time now for Deacon Martin, of
tho Junction Union, to haul down his
rel regressive signal, and come back to the
pa.ty for which he in times past did such
Republicanism in Kansas has meant
sobriety Tf means the same thing yet
with no uncertain emphasis. There may
be room for differing as to methods. In
the matter of principle, as far as Kansans
are concerned, there will henceforth be
greatly-increased unanimity among Re
publicans in upholding the prohibition
laws. Those who prefer Democracy to
this principle will join that party. The
line will be drawn here, and it can not be
drawn a moment too early!
S. A. Haseltine & Bro., patent solicitors,
Springfield, Missouri, send the World
the following list of patents, which were
issued to citizens of Kansas during the
Richard H. Barber, Galena, automatic
stock water tank.
Andrew Stark, Topeka, grain binder.
Josiah S. Wailes, Florence, clothes
line. OVER IN THOMAS.
In Thomas county, county officers were
elected on the 17 inst The Cat is out on
the front porch, making a dickens of a
racket, because the county cast nearly
one hundred more votes than Sheridan
county, to' which it is attached for judi
cial purposes, cast at the November elec
tion. Republicanism in Thomas county
was not represented at the late election.
Neither was Democracy. An independent
ticket was in the field. The entire con
vention ticket was elected with the ex
ception of probate judge, sheriff and reg
ister of deeds, by majorities ranging from
three to ninety-five.
The names of the elect are: Commis
sioner 2d district Pingre; commissioner
1st district Witham; commissioner 3d
district, Heming: sheriff, Kingery; treas
urer, Bean; court clerk, Paine; county
clerk, Fike; register of deeds, Irwin; pro
STOCK ZFJR-IMIIIErG- THE ZBjSlSIS OF OTHB HSTX3TJSTS,IES.
WA-KEEXEY, KANSAS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1SS5.
bate judge, Lacy; county attorney, Por
ter; representative, Copeland; superin
tendent, Walker beat a woman by three
votes; surveyor, Chambers; coroner, Mc-
Dreadful Case of Ditch.
Lane County Herald, iq.
Tho cannon ball stage started for Wa
Keeney Tuesday morning with a heavy
load of passengers, and while attempting
to cross the Walnut, 3 miles north of
town, it became badly disabled. The
passengers were unloaded, and the engi
neer returned to town after another ve
Gone to See About It.
Lane County Herald, iq. '
H. C. Smeltzer, proprietor of the Her
ald, has gone to Wa-Keeney to find out
whether he has, or has not, a right to the
land on whichhe has been living.for oves
six months. This case has attracted con
siderable attention, but by this time it
has probably been decided to the satis
faction of one of the parties, at least.
Later. We learn tho case has been
postponed until January 20.
ROBBERY AT HIGH NOON.
Ellis, Kansas, Gets a Grist of It.
Griffin & Holman had their safe robbed
of about $800 at noon to-day. About
one-half of it was currency. The balance
was railroad pay checks, and checks on
Kansas City banks. The theft was com
mitted by some one who stepped behind
the counter and opened the safe door, it
not being locked. No positive clue has
been obtained up to this writing.
Downing on the Rise,
Ellh Headlight, 24.
His Honor W. H. Pratt appointed J.
H. Downing clerk of the district court
yesterday morning. "Jack" qualified and
took charge of the office at once. The pe
tition asking Judge Pratt to appoint Bro.
Downing was signed by a large number
of tho business men of Hays City. And
notwithstanding there were several other
applications for the office, the appoint
ment of Bro. Downing seems to give gen
eral satisfaction. No better appointment
could have been made, and we congratu
late Bro. Downing upon his appointment.
Waifs from Wallace.
Wallace, Kax., Nov. 24.
Mrs. N. J. Webb, wife of our new res
taurant proprietor, has been dangerously
ill for some days past, but through tho
professional skill of Alex. S. Hatch she
will soon be able to resume her duties in
her new place of residence.
Dr. Hatch has lately come to Wallace,
where he is now having a building erected
for, a drug store. We wish him success
in the business he intends engaging in,
and would certainly recommend him to
persons needing medical aid.
After the Registership.
Mr. W. P. Morrison, of this city, at
present clerking for Hodgo & Evans, is
an applicant for register of the United
States land office at Wa-Keeney, Kansas.
Mr. Morrison is a good business man and
thoroughly posted in the land business,
and especially the class of business that
comes before a government land office.
He is very highly recommended for the
appointment by those who know him. If
a Democrat is to bo appointed to that of
fice, we hope he will be the man. Ster
ling (Kan.) Bulletin.
The World claims no influence with
the Dem. powers that be. It never work
ed for any such influence.
Supposing, as a matter of course, how
ever, that a Democrat will bo appointed
register of this land office at an early day,
we will say that Dr. Morrison's appoint
ment would suit us. He came to Wa
Keeney. when there was only one house
in the town. His oldest daughter, Edith
Grace, was the first child born in Wa
Keeney. The doctor was recommended by the
recent Democratic judicial convention in
the 20th district for the position to which
he aspires. We endorse what the Bulletin
says of him, and, without saying a word
against any one else who may be a candi
date for the same position it isn't our
fight we would gladly welcome Dr. Mor
rison and his family back to Wa-Keeney
CASTLE ROCK RIPPLES.
Castle Rock, Nov. 24.
The county superintendent made his
annual visit to this district on Friday
Mr. Asa Purinton, of Lincoln, Vermont,
is visiting his son, A. W. Purinton.
-Look out for fires! The ounce of pre
vention in this case is better than a ton
Close Bros., who own, or have the
agency for, the railroad land in six town
ships in the southwestern part of Trego
county, are offering the same for rental
at $20 per section. Stock men are rapidly
taking it, the leases being subject to can
cellation whenever the land is sold.
Friday afternoon, while Mr. Cal. Young
was burning a guard around his place, at
the mouth of the Hackberry, the fire
passed his control, and drivon'"by a brisk
southeast wind, came up the east bank of
the creek. All hands turned out to fight
it, and succeeded in checking it for a
time, but it jumped the east Hackberry,
and as the wind was increasing, it soon
became impossible to make any impres
sion on the head fire. It divided, and
one fire swept on northwest until it reach
ed Big creek, while another ran along the
north side of the main Hackberry. A
third crossed the creek, and was not ex
tinguished till the rain of Saturday morn
ing. A considerable amount of valuable
occupied range was bumed over. The
losers are Messrs. Young, Quinn, Mc-
Adams, Harlin, Courtney, Purinton,
Hawkes and several others. X.
Ray G. Palmer, late night operator
at Russell, has been transferred to Ellis,
whereupon the Russell Record remarks
that tho people of Ellis will find in Ray
one of the whitest boys who ever clicked
Asa Adair, the Ellis Headlight re
flects, has gone northeast with his cattle.
He will stop in the land of 15-cent corn,
where he will winter and corn-feed his
steer cattle. Ho will stop in either Smith
or Jewell county.
The Western National Stock associa
tion delegates from Utah, Colorado and
Wyoming passed through Ellis last Sat
urday morning. There were 9 car loads
of them. Headlight, 24.
Parties in the Forty-Xinth Congress.
Tope A a Capital.
If there is any good in having all par
ties represented in congress, and in hav
ing power divided among them, wo will
ha"se that good thing in the congress
which will convene the first Monday of
next month. The president is a Demo
crat, but it is debatable whether he has
knowledge ,of any distinctively Democrat
ic measure that will be introducedby the
administration to be pushed. The Re
publicans will have a majority of eight in
tho senate, counting for them the senator
from Oregon who is yet to bo chosen, and
for whoso election the governor has sum
moned an extra session of the legislature.
The Democrats will have a majority of
forty-one in the house of representatives,
including Weavor, the fusionist from
Iowa. No legislation upon which the
two houses radically differ can be passed
without a compiomise. Nor can any veto
of tho president having political signifi
cance be overruled by congress.
Tho New York Sun recently arranged
tho senators and representatives, a? to
party differences, from which it appears
that the Democrats have nineteen, or ex
actly one-half the number of states, in the
house of representatives, by .decided ma
jorities: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware,
Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri,
Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia,
The Republicans have' .sixteen states:
Calif ornia, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Maine,
Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ne
vada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ore
gon, Pennsjlvania, Rhode Island, Ver
Thiee stales are equally divided in rep
resentation, as follows: Connecticut, Hli
nois, New York.
In the senate the situation is almost re
versed. Tho Republicans have nineteen
states, if we include the new senator
from Oregon: California, Colorado, Con
necticut Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Ne
braska, New Hampshire, New York, Ore
gon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Ver
mont, Virginia, Wisconsin.
The Democrats have fifteen states: Ala
bama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida,
Georgia, lientucky, Louisiana, Maryland,
Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina,
bouth Carolina, Tennessee, Texas West
iour states are divided: Indiana, Ne
vada, New Jersey, Ohio.
Turning to the popular vote, Mr. Cleve
land's majority over Mr. Blaine last year,
is an aggregate of 9,756,351 for the two
candidates, was only 62.683. Counting
the St. John, Butler, and scattering votes,
Cleveland 'was in a minority of 234,313,
but he had twenty of the thirty-eight
One day a group of millionaires who
were sitting on the piazza of the United
States Hotel at Saratoga began to chaff
Emory A. Storrs in a solemn fashion.
He had just confessed to them that he
was not worth any money, and that he
had spent everything that he had made
as fast as he got it Suddenly he turned
upon one of his would-be tormentors and
began: ''You rich fellows appear to think
that money making is an intellectual
process, and that the wealth acquired by
you proves that you are a very superior
kind of men. louare very much mista
ken. There is nothing intellectual about
acquisitiveness. It is merely an animal
trait It is less highly developed in you
gentlemen than it is in the chipmunk.
The beaver is very much your superior in
tins regard. Where are tne rich men in
history? There are only two who live in
the legends of literature Dives, who
survives on account of his fortunate con
nection with a pauper, and Croesus be
cause his name has been used by poets
merely as a synonym. Gentlemen, where
are the stockholders who built the Par
thenon? Doubtless in their day they sat
around in Athens ana spoke of the fine
work that Phidias' was doing for them.
But gentlemen, where are the stockhold
ers to-day and where is Phidias?" He
went on this quaint way for fully half an
hour, and when he had finished even the
millionaires did not seem, to infc that
they had the best of it
A H. BLAIR,
Land Attorney and Real Estate Agent.
CONTESTS A SPECIALTY.
Wa-Keenet - - Kansas.
8. J. OSBORB.
ASBORN & MONROE,
nttaqs-at-Law & Real Estate Agents
CWill doctor cattle, horses and all
JOHN A. NELSON,
Attorney at law
TJ. 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.
S. J. OSBOBN. LEK 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.
$100,000 Money to Loan at 8 Per Cent.
W. Q. HUGHES, S. A. HUGHES,
Attorney-at-Law. Notary Public.
Two Doors North of U. S. Land Office.
Locating on Gov't Land a 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
CORRESPONDENCE -:- SOLICITED.
S. R. Cowick.
M. D. Hollister.
Cowick & Hollister,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
SEAL ESTATE DEALERS.
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 LAND BUSINESS.
CORRESPONDENCE -:- SOLICITED.
References. Trego County Bank,
Wa-Keeney, Kansas; TarMo Valley Bank,
Office up stairs in Westers" Kansas
Close Bros. & Co.,
REAL ESTATE DEALERS.
Of wild land in Trego and Graham
counties at from 5.00 to
$8.00 per acre.
J. B. HOGAN, Agent.
Bb0ffice first door north offi
s. e: hogev,
Real -i-Estate -:- Dealer.
Buys and sells Real Estate, secures
Homesteads and Timber-claims
for those -wanting gov't land.
Will practice in all State Courts and be
fore the Gov't Ifend Office.
E. S. MILLARD,
' AND FANCY GOODS,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
D. S. CLOTFELTER & CO.,
Agents for the sale of 62,000 acres of se
lected lands, lying in Tfego and Graham
counties, belonging to
Clotfelter, Thomas & Hammett.
J. WORD CARSON,
urc tasfng, Seising and Locating
LAND AGENT &ATTY.
Makes Soldiers' Homestead Declarator'
Entries, Timber Filings, Pre-emptions;
Homesteads, Final Proofs. Attends
to Contests in all phases, etc.
Promptness and fjiir dealing. All work
Office in Basement of Keeney Block,
UXDER U. S. LAND OFFICE.
W. H. Eeeler,
First door north of City drug store,
east side of Franklin street.
Everything in First Class Style.
WA-KEENEY, KANSAS. .
Mrs. W. T. Hunter. Miss R. Comfort.
. HUNTER & COMFORT,
AXD DEALEBS IN
Everything usually found in a first-class
Pleasure taken in waiting on customers
CHAS. N. BENEDICT,
Wants to buy all the Produce, at
the highest market price, which the
fanners have to dispose of.
Call and see me.
JEFTi Wow for ?
JBeBK'io LandgAgents, '
MJlfraf Branch Oflic e at 5p
IBEKMMBbS Clay Center, Ks. ?
WHBqI School Land and Sffk
KSaflWPB Deeded Land ggl
,aPTF far Sale. $1
FRUITS i VUITABL1S
SI3STGIiE COlT, 5 OE3STTS-
C. M, PLitflLy V
ANfi OTfiER KINliS:
Will Put the
PRIdES of GOALS DOWN
As L6w as Possible.
I-RE-BtJT- & SELL' -,yi-"
WHEAT, 8YE, OATS, V
And all Kinds of Gratti
AJfD DEALER IN
Musical Instruments J
Wagon Work & Wagon Material.
I can secure, on favorable terms, by
order, any article which I may not happen
to have on hand.
JLUC7ACTVSSM O IKS
Strong iad Durtbto
Call and see Engine,
aiid Pump in operation,,
R. G. KESSLER,
Agent for Tr0 and Gov Gt'i;
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