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fsTTTi H "-- . - I? --V !. - II Pj "x-se.a.ie&IjT? siriBSCKinFTioiisr, $2.00. STOCK! ZFJLIE&IMrillSra- TELE BASIS OS1 OXTR XlTXDTTSTIKnES si2sra-i.s cqpt, 5 ceistts .-s & SEVENTH YEAH. For Prefcident-Elect in 1888, Oeneral Jolxn .A- I-iogan, OP ILLINOIS. Sukprise parties are the rage at Ellis. More dwelling houses are what the Scott City Herald is shouting for. The 'Gazette sizes up Beloit's building improvements since the first of last January at nearly $150,000. At last, remarks the National Republican, the political disabilities of General Robert Toombs have been re moved. A brakeman, whose name the Review failed to learn got a hand badly smashed at Ellis on Tuesday of week be fore last. Ga'ndy, Sherman county, has The New TccHwieli. It is bix weeks old. The Would suggests tLat the old Tecum seh, with the Sherman attachment, ought to become a subscriber. Earnest Norlin, while building a fire in the stove at his store at Lenora on a recent Monday, the Leader tells, ac cidentally knocked a leg from under it, pcattered the fire all around, and barely saved his establishment. In the case of Jackson, of Mitchell county, vs. the Solomon Valley railroad, A. H. Ellis, of Beloit, after tugging away several years, has scored a victory in the supreme court for the plaintiff. Jackson receives $6,000 damages. To the legislators of Kansas who are about to sit in special session: Do not forget or otherwise fail to include every unorganized county in the state in your figuring on how the one hundred and Jjwenty-five representatives should be dis tributed. Miss Irena Blair, according to Com icr tidings, lived at Alton, and was visiting relatives near Norton recently. Elias Barnes went from Alton to see her. They eloped into Nebrasks, and were married. This was in opposition to the wishes of the lady's parents. Dishorning cattle seems to he growing in favor. It is accomplished by sawing off the horns near the base. The operation is not considered cruel, being nearly free from pain. The head of the animal should be fastened securely while the sawing is being done. Sunday's Leavenworth Times: "It is stated that the branch of the Kansas Pacific division now being built from Salina, Kan., northwesterly to Lincoln, about thirty-five miles, will be imme diately extended westerly to Bussell, on the main line, and will then itself form the main line. It is also stated the shops will be removed from Brookville to Salina." In closing an editorial article con cerning the greatness of Kansas generally, the Leavenworth Times says: "But west ern Kansas gives promise of making more rapid strides than did her eastern neighbors, and already many of her grow ing cities are putting on metropolitan airs. Let the good work go on, it is all in Kansas, anyway." The bar of Ellis county, at the recent term of the district court at Hays City took charge of affairs in the court room long enough to pass a set of resolu tions certifying to the high character, fairness and ability of W. H. Pratt as judge of the seventeenth judicial district, and tendering to Judge Pratt their earnest wishes for his future prosperity and happiness. The editor of the Western Kan sas Would acknowledges the receipt of an invitation from the executive commit tee of the Quarto-Centennial celebration the particulars of which appear in an other place to be present and partici pate in the proceedings. It is our inten tion to be there. This is to be a grand effort to paint in the brightest red, so to speak, the great central state of the pow erful United States. The Times takes strong ground in favor of the organization of a society in Leavenworth for the prevention of the use of profane language. It occurs to the World that Colonel Anthony would "be kinder to others than to himself. He certainly has not discarded entirely the use of profane language; and, what is jnore, he probably could not be induced to do so. Yet the colonel perhaps means nothing very bad if he does swear some what of tener than occasionally. He has -'1011 in the publishing business long eoough to learn that some emphasis in a jMirspaper office is necessary at least oace im awhile. However, as we really -jftsant to say before, Colonel Anthony to ohm oe encooregea 'in pusning hub V& wi-wcaring boom to a great moral ter- aouation. CALLED TOGETHER. Governor John A Martin has promul gated a proclamation calling for a special session of the Kansas legislature to con vene January 19. He enumerates his reasons for this action as follows: First: Because of the fact that the Constitution requires a legislative appor tionment of the state every five years, and the last legislature failed to make sjch an apportionment. Second: Because of the failure of the Btate legislature to pass the bill appropri ating money for the current expenses of the State Reform school. Third: Because certain recently or ganized western counties are not included in any judicial district in the state. Fourth Because of a failure of the last legislature to make any appropriation for the expenses of the deaf and dumb asjlum for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1887. Fifth: Because of the failure of the last legislature to make any appropriation to sustain the Bureau of Labor Statistics. . The above appeared as news in the Western Kansas World of week before last. Governor Martin and the legisla ture, for aught we know, are friend ly. It is, therefore, improbable that his proclamation convening this body in special session is intended as an arraignment for having left undone last winter very.much which required doing then. It is true, at the same time, that this proclama tion amounts, in logic, to such an arraignments Of the work which Governor Martin now asks the special session to perform, all that has to be done this winter could have been done last winter, with one possible ex ception. Indeed, we question wheth er this one exist? in law. We al lude to the apportionment matter. It seems to be the general opinion of lawyers whose opinions on con stitutional questions are entitled to weight that it was clearly within the scope of legitimate legislative work for an apportionment bill to have been passed last winter. "At all events, the constitution of Kan sas would not have been strained more than it has been in various other instances, if the legislature, last winter, had fixed up this appor tionment business. Of course, some wiseacre will be ready to stun us with the question, how the newly organized counties could get along without being attached to judicial districts, and provisions made for terms of court being held therein. We answer him that Trego county lived as an organized territory from August, 1879, until the second win ter following without the legislature meeting to attend to her case. Not only was this condition true as to Trego county, but the unorganized counties of Lane, Scott, Wichita and Greeley belonged to no judicial district, and crimes committed there went unpunished; yet Governor St. John refused to convene the legisla ture in special session, on account of the expense to which it would sub ject the state. Expenses are something to Kan sas yet. Let the legislature which fooled away a large share of the ses sion last winter see that it attends to the work for which it has been called together, and then adjourn. The money of the people should not be squandered, against their will, for something they don't want or need. SHOULD AND CAN. Now let us have a railroad up Sand creek valley. 'No grading will be neces sary, and the country adjacent is well settled with a prosperous farming com munity. The line should extend to Wa Keeney. LaCrosse Ckiejtain. Your head is level. Moreover, common sense points to the neces sity of Wa-Keeney having a railroad from the southeast, in order that she may have direct communication with the Arkansas pineries; and no reason heaves in sight why LaCrosse should not be on the line. Western Arkansas is fairly covered with hard pine. People in western Kansas should be able to buy lumber from there at Wa-Keeney and other yards out here for not far from fifteen dollars per one thousand feet. A direct line of 'railroad between here and those vast- pineries would convert should into can. WA-KEEEY, KAXSAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1885. The Lamb of our esteemed con temp., the Kirwin Independent, claims to have been reading the congressional pro ceedings without missing a paragraph, or words to this effect. He says Hanback's name fails to show up once. Lamb is not good at reading between the lines, or it would dawn on him that our congressman is taking time to get cocked and primed, preparatory to making a reputation in the sixth congressional district of Kansas just before the time for the coming spring campaign to be opened. Unless he is coming back into the business, the Would wants to bid an affectionate good-bye to its old friend, Hon. W. D. Street, who has sold the Kenneth Sentinel to Captain W. H. Ward. Mr. Street is a splendid example of the thoroi'gh-going Westerner. We have long regarded him as capable, energetic, generous, deserving and a personal friend. He has not gone out of journalism to stay, we feel confident. Toward Captain Ward, we feel very friendly. He is a companiable gentleman of good ability. He was private secretary to Governor St. John, but did not follow the saint out of the Repnblican party. The captain may not be mixed in the use of terms to start with, but it occurs to ns that he is. He claims that he will make the Sentinel a non-partisan Republican newspaper. The thing can't be done. Solid success to the Sentinel, though. GROWING STRONGER. Talking about candidates for 1888, it is Jretty certain that the Republicans desire ohn A. Logan for president. But Wall Street likes Johd Sherman. In these struggles between the people and the brokers, it is pretty hard to tell which will come out on top. The brokers downed Blaine in 1884. Not th Topela Mail. The will of the bulk of the Re publicans is the bright signal for Republican action. Wall street may aspire; she can not control, if the enthusiasm thus early developed in behalf of General Logan holds its own. This enthusiasm, as a matter of fact, is gaining momentum hoUfly. General Logan won im perishable and productive laurels when he declined to be elected pres ident pro tempore of the national senate. how's this? When Noah was in the Ark young Ham was always playing tricks on the oW gentleman. One day he told his sea faring father that there was water in the eel lar and they had all caught cold ! Then it dawned on Noah that he had omitted to secure a supply of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup, which he always used. The above appears in the Kansas Methodist which is published at To peka, and edited by Presiding Elder See. This little piece appears to be a regular readiner notice in that journal. The notice is paid for, we presume. , Now, we are after more light. We now enquire of the elder wheth er he believes that yarn. If he does not, ought he, as aii apostle of truth in all things, to permit it to occupy space in his paper? We are not mad or any thing that way, El der, but don't you really think that is a terrible whopper for a great re ligious journal to pewist, week after week, in poking down the under standing of a gullible public? P. S. If you have" religious scru ples against answering this publicly, just write us a private note, with the order, "Please publish.'" WANTED AN INSTITUTE. Will not .Prof. Shelton, of the State Agricultural College, see that a farmers' institute, under the aus pices of that institution, is held at Wa-Keeney between now and spring? Mr. Shelton may remem ber that, in a conversation several years ago with the writer, coming west on a train from Topeka, this subject was talked over. The pro fessor then mentioned the desirabil ity of a meeting of this nature at Wa-Keeney. What do you say now, Professor. If you will name a date for an institute three days1 long at Wa-Keeney, the World will do- its duty in making the draw of a large attendance. At the col lege, yon are familiar with the prop agation of broom corn, rice corn, sorghum, millet and the grasses These are the articles whose success ful culture concerns most nearly our devo'tees of stock farming. The advent of each new year brings re- k " that live-stock- growing out here is not desirable unless the raising of large quantities of artificial fepd is made an accom paniment. " Professor, we hope you will ab sorb fully the earnestness of the World's appeal in this matter, and send us definite notice of the time and program of a stock-farming in stitute in the buffalo-grass country, which is this. A GRIST MILL. Once more, but with no enfeebled sound, the World wishes to catch the ear of a practical flouring-mill man, in order to assure him that Wa-Keeney is just the point where he can establish a mill with assur ance doubly sure of making money in the enterprise. Much of the wheat crop of last year is still in the hands of our producers. A good mill at Wa-Keeney would drain the milling materials for seventy-five miles to the west, at least twenty north, and nobody knows how far south. With the assurance of a mill being a reality here, the acre age of wheat sown next fall would be increased several times beyond that of the palmiest wheat year in the past. Wa-Keeney is to have a mill for these, among other, reasons: She needs it; the country around her for many miles needs it; some smart mill man will soon see these facts making radical efforts to hit his understanding, and he will sur render to the situation. , rGOOTANYHOW. .. Deaco Martin, of'tJie Junction Union, has for some ftime seemed to be an ardent admirer of the. civiliza tion of the upper Smoky country. We did not suppose, however, that he was watching it so closely as to have an electrical or spiritual tele , phone stretched from this office to nis, whereby he could catch our written sentiments before reading the World. This, indeed, may not have been the way of it. At all events, his paper of last Saturday dated simultaneously with the World advocated? as the World of that issue advoca&ci, the inclu ding of every unorganized county in Kansas in the new bill for the ap portionment of representatives. Right thou art in this, friend George. Do what you can for the west end of the state, and when, like Web. Wilder, you want land in Greeley or some other far-west county, we will do what we can to see you lo cated on some future great manu facturing water course. Grinxell has a mite society. Week of Prayer. Sunday, January 3. Sermons: "Occu py till I come." Luke six: 13. Monday, Jan.- 4 Praise and- Thanks giving. Tuesday, Jan. 5. Humiliation and Confession. Wednesday, Jan.-6 .The Church and the Family. Thursday, Jan. 7. Home and Foreign J Missions. Friday, Jan. 8. Nations and Govern ments. Saturday, Jan. 10. The Christian Life. Sunday, Jan. 10. Sermons: "Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; and ye yourselves like unto men that -wait unto their Lord." Luke xii:35,36. A $20.00 Bible Reward. The publishers of Rutledgfs Monthly offer twelve valuable rewards in their Monthly for January, among -"which is the following: We will give $20.00 to the person tell ing ns how many verses there are, having only three words each, in the New Testa ment Scriptures (not the revised edition,) by Jan. 10, 1886. Should two or more correct answers be received, the reward will be divided. The money will be for warded to the winner Jan. 15, 1886. Per sons trying for the rewardmust send 20 cents in silver or postal notes, (no postage stamps taken) with their answer, for which they will receive the Monthly for February, in which the name and address of the winner of the rewpjd and the cor rect answer will be published, and in which several more valuable rewards will be offered. Address, Bun.ETGB Pttb- LiiiSHTXG CompaV'V, Easton,Pa. . newed conviction H. BLAIR, Land Attorney and Real Estate Agent. CONTESTS A SPECIALTY. Wa-Keeney - - Kansas. 8. J. OSBOBX. ua House. QSBORN & MONROE, AUoraeys-at-Law & Real Estate Agents WA-KEENEY, KANSAS. JOHN A. NELSON, Attorney at law AND Loan Agent. U. 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. OSBOKN. IjEE monboe. d. h. heneel. Osborn, Monroe & Henkel, REAL ESTATE BROKERS And Loan Agents, WA-KEENEY, - KANSAS. 70,000 acres wild and improved lands for sale. Will purchase land m Trego and adjoining counties and pay cash for same, $100,000 Money to Loan at 8 Per Cent. S. R. Cowick. M. D. Hollister. owick & Hollister, ATTORNEYS AT LAW AND REAL ESTATE DEALEBS. 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 Connty Bank, Wa-Keeney, Kansas; Tarkio Valley Bank, Tarkio, Mo. Office upstairs in Western- Kansas World building:. Close Bros. & Co., REAL ESTATE DEALERS. 500,000 ACRES Of wild land in Trego and Graham counties at from S5.00 to $8.00 per acre. J, B. HOGAN, Agent. 6P,0ffice first door north of J-Verbeck's Store. S. E. HOGIN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW AND Eeal -:- 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 Land Office. Business solicited. J. WORD CARSON, NOTARY PUBLIC, Purchasing, Seliing and Locating LAND AGENT & ATT'Y. Makes Soldiers' Homestead Declaratory Entries, Timber Filings, Pre-emptions, Homesteads, FinalTroofs. Attends to Contests in all nhases. etc Promptness and fair dealing. All work guaranteed. Office ii Bmmt if Ki my Blick, UNDER U. 8. LAN D OFFICE. HOMES BRANCHES FREE FOR ALL. Take Notice, Everybody. Those vbo mat Homes or Bancfees where naaQ herds of cattle can be held, win be accommodated by calling upon the undersigned, who hold hiaself in readiness at aU times to locate settlers upon Govern ment Lands in Lane, Gove, Scott and 8t- John counties. Being an old settler, he has a thorosga knowledge of these comities, and knows jut where the choicest lands are to be found. Charges reaaoa able and according to the service rendered. Is a PRACTICAL 'ENGINEER k SURVEYOR and constantly knows what he b dobur. Numbers of Timber claims are stUl to be had m these omatlee, but setUers are preferred. A. Call upon or address, P W. HEY, FABJiSworrrn, Lane Co., Kan. MrTliblovr for ' HKThe Land Agents, j BB Wa-Keeney, Ks. I H Branch Office at a H Clay Center, Ks. y. BE gchdaf Land nd & RPsS Deeded Land gjp D. S. CLOTFELTER & CO., LAND AGENTS, ELLIS, KANSAS. Agents for the sale of 62,000 acres of se lected lands, lying in Trego and Graham counties, belonging to Clotfelter, Thomas & Hfietf- CHAS. N. BENEDICT, -DEALER IN- u CIGARS, T.O BtA 3 .S, -AND- CONFECTIONERY. Wants to buy all the Produce, at the highest market price, which the farmers have to dispose oh Call and see me. CHAS. BENEDICT. BREAD, PIES, AND Of all Kinds -GO TO WILSON &SNIDER'S, Oie Door West if the C.nerciil Hotel, OPPOSITE THE DEPOT. -ALSO Lunch At All Hours. Booth's Fresh Oysters ! BY THE PLATE OR aUART. W. H. Keeler, PROPBLETOB CITY SHAVING PARLOR. First door north of City drug store, east side of Franklin street; Everything in Tint Claw Style. WA-KEENEY. KANSAS. DUMBER 44. C. M, PATJLL, SiccessirtF.OVELLSWOflTHr DEALER fjrf s Jjf. 6F THE COLORADO, ROCK SPRINGS, EASTERN ANB OTHER KlNSS, Will Put the PRICES f GOALS DOWN As Low as Possible. Will But & Sell wheat, rye, Oats, -,. And all Kinds of Graifi CHOP -FEED FOR SALE; t b. mmb UNDER TAKER, AJTD DEAliEB IN Undertakers Goods, Furniture , Sewing-Machines, Musical Instruments Jewelry, Spectacles, Eye Glasses, Plated Ware, Wagon Work Wagon Material. I can secure, on favorable term, by order, any article which I may not happen to have on hand. MAST,F008&00, 1 SfBIIWIEUJiO. iMialt jriBMrSkj. fSSTLT j JPntOl TTMD1E 1 IT MiS m i H Strong aid OiraUg S i J9-W wtu, mat M I Hnnm, wmeuh fifSHsiksssisisBB''' MKS HBJBsaslsisisisisisSVMnnt ft mmmif- Call and see Engine and Pump in operation, R, G. KESSLER, COLL YE It, KA JTSA 1 Agent for Trtgoiand Gore (?' .afcr K hi it. f y ffitfr- v rv fr. - , V . &7 ,' ?&. ill $$ !& . - 'life- " m- .- . $i& 'T"'1 St. -?! tfL.fc'' v?kjr.. -tV..5J& - . - sstiiiMll H i hayy v. .