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- "-. v i ii i iimim i n imi i jBiai i V ??&.. . m s "".- fcsa vl te JT k i - Ui r f 1 L- s3TE.S,Xi"y STJESCEIPTIOIT, $2.00. STOCZ! lElAJBIMIITSra- "nrirallEJ BASIS O? OTJS, inSTjDTTSTiailES- STJSTCS-XmJSI COPT, 5 CEISTTS- 1 SEYHKTH1T1AE. WA-KEEXEY, KANSAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, ISSo. sTJIBER 43. ft ' a cam, mm !-- im.wmjhi juj-jjyjjj.tjgjarjraBSJcm-ivmimi ,iirii.Ljuji3gesacxr.t-iJ.jjaL n i n n p miwm For Prefcident-Elect in 1888, Oexiera.1 Joiixx A.. Logan, OP ILLINOIS. But little wood is taken to Nor ton. ThojUs new books. county is getting her Dances are said to be quite com mon at Oakley. Almena, Norton county, has a newspaper the Ster. TmitTY-riVE cents a bushel is quoted by tbe Cat as the ruling price for a bushel of Thomas county corn. - Leonard is the name' of a new town in the center of Sherman county. Leonard is said to expect the B. & M. Tiie Grinnell Golden Belt of last Saturday claimed that Rev. Mr. Weller would preach at Oakley, the next day, tho first sermon over preached in St. John county. Wi. Jay, her best man, declares that there is nothing in tho report that Mrs. Walkup is intending to go back to Emporia to live. Permit us to congratu late Emporia! Martin Allen, Hill P. Wilson and A. D. Gilkeson live outside of Hays City. The city sued them to com pel the payment of an occupation tax. The city was beaten. The Cat is inclined to kick because the Oberlin land office has not yet ac knowledged tho organization of Thomas county, and will not allow a proof to bo made before the officers at Colby. Kansas is behind in nothing. An Ellis county paper comes to hand this week with a new word invented and patented by tho editor, as follows: "Cor roctost." Commonwealth, S. Fuller, fight or treat! J. H. Downing, of the Hays Star Sentinel, who was recently appointed clerk of the Ellis county district court, has done a graceful act in making Mrs. JMcQuary, widow of tho late court clerk, his deputy. She is said to be highly .qualified for the position. The Cat purs pleasantly on the proposition that nearly all tho settlers in Thomas county are from west of the Mis souri river. It infers from this that they are good at standing drouth. The ani mal falls asleep and goe3 to dreaming, though, when it asserts that another "drouth is not likely, and that the 'cli matic change' is here." A horse race was the attraction ct Webster, in western Hooks county, a week ago last Saturday. The Eagle ox tends its wings and howls lustily because Evans, of Stockton, who was stakeholder, woxild not deliver tho stakes to anybody he kept them for himself. The World wishes that some such a snide as Evans "would capture the stakes at every horse Tace -which shall be instituted in Kansas in the future. The thieving Tom Cat must en joy seeing exchanges giving it credit for that business-jam-at-the-land-office article which it stole bodily from the Western Kansas World. Without any desire to discriminate particularly against this fe line organ, it sometimes seems to us that about the only reason apparent for a good many fellows staying in the newspaper business is the fun thoy have in padding out their puerile sheets with stolen matter. World is getting to be a fashion able newspaper name in Kansas. This ' WoBiiD was the only representative of the the name in Kansas when it was estab lished, and for some three years there- after. Then the Hiawatha World was started by General Wilder. It is yet .alive and doing well. Now The Oberlin World has been born. It is the offspring of A. G. McBride, Esq., late of the Kirwin Republican. That World is a five-column quarto, is edited by an intelligent, ener getic man, and bids fair to succeed. The Westebx Kansas Would wishes The Oberlin World a smooth sea and a golden port of entry. Old Grandpa Gregg has been taken to the Smith county poor house. He was a Union soldier in the late war. The Beamsviile Dispatch thinks it a shame that the members of the G. A. R. order ., did not prevent Mr. Gregg being put into such a place. The Smith Center Bulletin, with a clear showing of sound J'aabse, endorses the view of the Dispatch, ' Knf oAHa flinf nil mKkptih nhnnld hn in. t6rested in shielding an old soldier from tl, Koh treatment That paper suggests, v IIOWHTeri IdlBli Udiuauo uio auixMitiuu. ui Mr. Gregg's condition did not come to the -if '" nouve oi any on ine urrtuu aiuij uiou. -jTk There may be something in this. We sdojibt not that there is. The constitution of the state provides in section 2 of article 10: " It shall be the duty of the first legislature to make an apportionment, based on tho census or dered by the last legislutie assembly of the territory; aud a new apportionment shall be made in the jear 18GG, and ever five years thereafter, based upon tho cen sus of the preceding jear." The first section of the same article declares that "in the future apportionment of tho state, each organized county shall have at least one representative." It is assumed that there will be a spe cial session of the legislatuie in 1S3G to make the apportionment required in the chapter of the constitution above quoted, and it may bo predicted safely that the session will be one of more than usual in terest, for this apportionment business strikes a great many gentlemen, aspiriug and conspiring, ith a good deal of force. Every one who cares to demote time and study to the matter is prepared to suggest a plan, and some who do not study tho subject are quite as ready to offer advice. It may as well be understood to begin with that Kansas people understand what they want and they are never afraid to ask for it. Since tho last apportionment some important changes in the state's population have taken place, some new counties have been organized, and a great many citizens a full quarter of a million at least havo come into the state and located chiefly in the w estern counties. These new people will be heard from through patriotic Kansans on missionary duty. There is now and has been through all of this year, a gieat deal of energy among the boj s out west. New towns are growing up like mushrooms, and the map of the future is already made. That region will come down, if not "like a wolf on tho fold," at least like genuine Kansans after something. Thoy will look in upon tho legislature in special tession and make their wants known in language more plain and forcible than child-like. and bland. So that no apportionment slate will be worth a continental that has not taken tho above mentioned facts into consideration. The constitution further provides that tho number of representatives shall not exceed 125 and the number of senators shall not exceed 40. The" apportionment must be based on tho census of this year, which gives us a total population of 1,268, 562. The population of the unorganized counties, 3,839, does not count. If wo should provide for 125 leprosentatives and upon an equal basis, it would amount, in round numbers, to 10,000 population to tho representative. But that cannot be done because, (1) every organized county, without regard to its population, is on titled to one representati'e, and, (2) there will be half a dozen more counties organ ized within a jear and before the next regular session of the legislature. There aie now 85 organized counties, and that settles tho matter as to S5 rep resentatives. Allowing for fie now counties, so as to save trouble when thoy apply for representatives, that leaves the whole number of representatives to be provided for uoav 120. With 85 located, one in eery county, there are 35 to bo divided among the more populous coun ties. Where will thoy be placed r Suppose we draw a lino at 10,000 as a base. There are twenty-four counties under the line, not counting the two that were organized since the census w.is taken. The population of tho twenty-four is 121,74-1: add the two new counties, and wo have twenty-six of the eighty-five a I little less than one-third with a popula tion less than one-tenth. Taking out the, population of these smaller counties, we havo left 1,142,970 of population in the, remaining fifty-nine counties to bo ap portioned among (12026) ninety-six representatives, which would f& the basis at 12,000 of population. Tofcla Capital. In the eastern quarter o Kansas, about one-half of the members of the legislature reside. In thes one fourth of the state just this side of that, it is not difficult to believe that enough members can be'-found, when they are added to the one-half of the members already referred to; to take care of the interests of the eastern half of Kansas-in the appor tionment scheme. A There is, however, a serious side; to this apportionment case. - It is this: Will the eastern members treat with, common fairness the just claims of central and western Kan sas? or will eastern members, hav ing every advantage which power confers, seek to exercise a tyranny which will result in vast injury to the central and western portions of the state? There is a very' pointed point to this question. It is that, as far as the texture of the house of representatives shall be concerned under the new apportionment, there will be forty members the number in excess of one representative for each county to quarrel over. That eastern members who have the plxver to do so, will see that their portion of the state secures its full share of these members is not a debatable proposition; but will they be satisfied with this number. Such eastern members as display any wis dom in this matter will place them selves oil record as statesmen, be- j cause they will develop the capacity of denying their immediate constit uents a favor for what will, beTond a doubt, be for the good of the state. In' the eastern end of the sixth and seventh congressional dis tiicts, are a few counties which should, of course, be given more than one representative each. In the majority of instances, however, it is likely that no effort will be made by the counties in either of these dis tricts to obtain more than one rep resentative apiece. Now, as has been said, if each county was created a representative district, forty new districts would have to he carved out. Be3Tond the rights which shall be shown to the extreme western counties including such organized ones as ar,e without a representative and such unorgan ized ones as are likely to be organ ized at an early day the heavily populated counties will divide these forty districts among themselves. Counties like Shawnee, Sedgwick, Leavenworth and Atchison not to name several others will knock for three representatives each. By the time these demands have been ap-pi-oximately satisfied, the danger is that the second-class counties will devour the balance of the forty dis tricts, for two potential reasons: First, they are likely to Avant them ; secondly, the first-class counties will, as the natural result of a bargain eventuating in their own success, be bound to support them. The World speaks for western Kansas when it declares that eleven unorganized counties in the western end of the state, extending from the northern to the southern boundary, should be provided for in this appor tionment bill. These counties are Cheyenne, Sherman, Wallace. St. John, Gove, Greeley, Wichita, Scott, Lane, Hamilton and Seward. In other words, the squabble among the organized counties should be based upon a total demand for one hundred and fouiteen districts. Raw linsf Finney, Thomas. Commanche, Meade and Clark counties, although organized, have not had a consti tutional representation in the leg islature, because the kind of ad- vipe which the World is now giv ing was not heeded by the makers of the pvesent apportionment bill. It is unnecessary for us to go on and show how the new western counties will be wronged by a hog gish course on the part of the leg islature this winter. Western mem bers, as far as thev have the welfare of tins end of the state at heart, will work for-at least this much common fairness in the apportion ment bill. The World suggests that the papers in the unorganized counties, as well as those through out western Kansas generally, would do patriotic service by creating a strong public sentiment in behalf of this result 'H Statesmanship, decent devotion to home interest, etc., it is to be hoped, will also he brought into play in the formatioji of the forty new sen atorial districts. Western members should see, as far as possible, that the districts in this portion of the state are not made large enough to be sure of containing in excess of fifty thousand inhabitants each be fore another apportionment is made. XEW JUDICIAL DISTRICT.. There is some talk of pressing the legislature, at its approaching spe cial session, to create a new judicial district, ta be composed of two tiers of counties, extending from the east end of Russell countv to the Colorado line, and from the west end of. Greeley county to the west line of BartonVountyt' - The World is opposed to this f move It opposes it in behalf of its neighbors; it opposes it Iq. behalf of economy; it opposes it as pre mature, because, such step should not ' Jbe taken- in this - district- by a special session of the legisla ture; that body willt not have the time necessary! to investigate the true relation oiche old seventeenth district or the proposed "new cut off"' with reference to the symmetry of either of these in common with the various other judicial districts of the state. nere is one oasis, however, on which we will consent to see the seventeenth district hacked into pieces this winter. If the case is referred to Judge L. K. Pratt, and he declares that he cannot, without overwork, preside over the courts of this district, as it is now constituted, until a new legislature shall have been chosen, the World will waive the objections which it has just in terposed. Each new judicial district means twenty-five hundred dollars per annum in the way of extra expense to the state, when, indeed, with re porters, etc., it does not mean much moie. We would not see judges overworked. We are equally op posed to seeing a few men who have voluntarily placed themselves in an attitude of hostility to the judge elect attempt to secure legislation which, to say the very least, would be costly, and, we think, unneces sary. SHOULD BE LOCATED. A Timely Letter on a Subject of Interest to Every Settler. The following letter, from one of our worthy board of county commissioners, is gladly published. Mr. King presents, in a forcible man ner, the principal reasons why the busi ness of laying out public roads should not be deferred: Bakch, Dec. 11, 1885. WT. S. TlLTOX, Wa-Keeney, Kan., Dear Sib: I uish to call the attention of the settlers of Trego count to to the importance of having roads located be fore much fencing is done. If next season is a favorable one, a vast amount of fence -will be erected, and a great many will place their fences on tho section lines and fence across sections, re gardless of how. much it may inconven ience their neighbors. If attention ia given at once to locating roads, while thejeountry is in its present open condition a great saving will be made to the people of the county. Very truly, W. F. Kko. CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL. Opera Hall the Place-Christmas Eve the Time.' There will bo a children's Pop-Corn-Candy Festival in Opera Hall, Christmas eve, to which everybody and his best friends are invited. Parents in town and in the country are hereby requested to furnish the commit tee a list of their children's names, in or der that all may be served; and every body is requested to have some spare change ready, when called on, to meet the necessary expenses for sweetmeats. We can't tell you exactly what you will see or hear, but late hours will be avoid ed, and every little boy and girl shall have something to dream about. Mrs. G.L Verbecb:, Mas. A. L. Fusok, f Committee. Mbs. E. T. Carsox, j Report of School IN DISTRICT NO. 4, OGAITjAH TOWNSHIP, FOR THE MONTH ENDING NOV. 27, 1885. No. of pupils enrolled 9. No. of visitors 5, viz: C. C. Ridgway, Thos. Roberts, Chas. Ridgway, Myron Benson and Samuel Ridgway. Average daily attendance 8. Deportment good. An examination was held Nov. 27, and the following is the average per cent, of the pupils examined: ZeUa Ridgway 00 Ella Culler 90 HattieRMsway 85 Mary Vansickle 88 Aha Cutler 75 Johnny Cutler 80 Fred Furbecfc 83 Belle Furbeck 80 Basil Ridgway, 85. J. S. Smith, Teacher. The author of "Sloey Short Stops," in the Grainfield Cap Sheaf, says that "about six years ago Mr. Barney Sloey came to this country, bringing with him farming tools of all kinds, which have always been freely loaned to such of his neighbors as had none. Among the rest was a corn planter, which is the only one in the neighborhood, and has been used by nearly every one. Some scoun drel, taking advantage of the absence of the family, kas sawed'the tongne out of the planter and made way with it It would certainly fare hard with him if he was discovered." Jo. Irwin reports coyotes unusually thick about his sheep ranch, in the Smoky Talley. Land Attorney and Real Estate Agent. CONTESTS Wa-Keenet A SPECIALTY. Kansas. 8. J. OSKORX. IJU MOXROB. QSBORN & MONROE, Attomeys-at-Law & Real Estate Agents Wt-KEENEY, KANSAS. JOHN A. KELSON, Attorney at law AND Loan Agent IT. P. Land Aijeni for Trego, Gra ham and Ness Counties, WA-KEENET. - EANSAS. Stock Eanclies a Specialty. Parties meaning business request ed to write me. S. J. OSBOKX. LEE MOXBOE. D. H. HEXKEIi. Osborn, Monroe & Henkel, REAL ESTATE BROKERS And Loan Agents, WA-KEEXEY, - 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. S. R. Cowick. M. D. Hollister. Gowick & Hollister, ATTORNEYS AT LAW AND ESAL 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 attorney s attended to. DO A GEXERAL LAND BJJSIXESS. CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED. County Bank, References. Trego Wa-Keeney, Kansas; TarMo Valley Bank, Tarkio, Mo. Office up stairs in Western" Kansas World building. Close Bros. & Co,, REAL ESTATE DEALERS. 500,000 ACRES Of wild land in Trego and Graham counties at from 85.00 to S8.00 per acre. J, B. H0GAN, Agent. ggTOffice first door north ofgf gSTYerbeek's Store.Jggr S. E. H0GH, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW AND Real -:- 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 bo fore the Gov't Land Office. Bnsiness solicited. WA.ZBENBY K ANS AS. J. WORD CARSON, NOTARY PUBLIC, Purchasing, Selling and Locating LAND AGENT &ATTY. Makes Soldiers' Homestead Declaratory Entries, Timber Filings, Pre-emptions, Homesteads, Final Proofs. Attends to Contests in all phases, etc Promptness and fair dealing. All work guaranteed. Office in Basement of Keeney Block, UXDER U. S. LAXD OFFICE. HOMES I RANCHES FREE FOR ALL. Take Notice, Everybody. Thoeo trho want Homes or Ranches where small herds of cattle can be held, -will be accommodated by calling upon the underpinned, who holds himself in readiness ct nU times to locate settlers upon Govern ment Lands in Lane, Gove, Scott and St. John counties. Being an old pettier, he has a thorough knowledge of these counties, and knows just where the choicest lands are to be found. Charges reason able and according to the service rendered. Is a PRACTICAL ENGINEER k SUBVETOR and constanUy knows what he is doing. Numbers of Timber claims are still to be had in these counties, but setUers are preferred. Call upon or address, t P. W. HEY, Farhswohth, Lane Co., Kav feBranch Office at fe (HjJ Clay Center,-Ks. v pA' School Land and j D. S. CLOTFELTER & CO.. LAND AGENTS, ELLIS, KANSAS. Agents for the sale of G2,000 acres of se lected lands, lying in Trego and Graham counties, belonging to Clotfelter, Thomas & Hammett,- CHAS. N. BENEDICT, -DEALER IN- ITM CIGAES, TOBACCOS, -AND- CONFECTIONERY. Wants to buy all the Produce, at the highest market price, which the farmers have to dispose of. Call and see me. CHAS. BENEDICT. BREAD, PIES, AND C-A-IKIIES Of all Kinds -GO TO- WILSON & SNIDER'S Gne Door Wesf of the Commercial Hotel, OPPOSITE THE DEPOT. -ALSO Lunch At All Hours. Booth's Fresh Oysters ! BY THE- PLATE OR aTTABT. W. H. Keeler, PROPRIETOR CITY SHAVING PARLOR. First door north of City drug store, east side of Franklin street. Everything in First Class Style, WA-KEENEY, KANSAS: C. M. PAULTi, Successor to F.O. ELLSWORTH -KEAIiEB IN OF THE COLORADO, ROCK SPRINGS, EASTERN AND OTHER KINDS.- Will Put the PRICES f GOALS DOWf. As Low as Possible. Will Buy & Sell wheat, rye, oats And all Kinds of jBretih) CHOP -FEEIk FOR SALE. W. B. IBITCRMfl, UNDER TAKIEU, AND DEAXEB 127 Undertakers Goods, Furniture , Sewing Machines, Musical I nstru ments Jewelry, Spectacles Eye Glasses, Plated WareV Wagon Work & Wagon Material I can secure, on favorable term?, by order, any article which I may not happen to have on hand. MASTFOOSfcCO. SPIURGFIEL0,0. tUSDrACTUUM'O XKS s IEOH TiJEBBtf WIND Strong and Dnrabltr , wiu aror hbikk, awnx. WAP, r BATTLZla'tfce Wfa BUCKZYX vmmem DIP Cll ! mmdt trfce JLtaC . EngineS mn Call and sea Engine and Pump in operation. R, 6. KESSLER, COLLY ER, KAlTSjtti Agent for Trego and Govt Ct r I ' W-'9 x ' J ! 't ,v?- ;.!- , ' m rjM ' MdiS A ,1 PPW! mujnni' ''"!"" ii 'T4rt& .y &&2&&m& vV- v ,jMMMv ..frrl-0ifrK&!-.it.- -rf-Tafr--. -j '.'... s. -zr,Kd .KA1-!-. . "