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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-
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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
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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;
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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.
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