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,-S- '"" CJ t f ?t ( J " TREGO COUNTY TRACINGS. Served up by the "World's" Rustling Reporters. COLLYER CAWINGS. V. r. JUILBOAD TQIZ TABLE. EAST VTK8T TMtMail., 557am 9,rx Day Passenger , 1:38pm 1.38pm Freight 340pm 1135am PasseDgbrs allowed by permit. COVLYER, August 4. Sundogs. New grass. Verdant fields. An impromptu party. A hard drinker the earth. Oate and corn growing prosperously. The buffalo grass no longer impervious to water. Begular meeting of Collyer Post next Saturday, August 7. When you come to Collyer do not forget that Wheeler Bros, are closing out. 388-2 G. A. Sayre started Monday morning for another trip to Dighton, with a large load of freight. A stranger in town has done some fancy lettering for our merchants that proves' his artistic ability. Collyer Grand Army Post and Belief Corps have incorporated under the state laws, and this week received their charter. Wheeler Bros are selling machine oil away below what it is worth, and in large quantities will sell for less than cost. '8-2 Died July 28, 1886, Emmet L. Spen cer, infant son of E. C. Spencer, of Gove county, Kans., aged one year and four months. Farmers find our rainy season quite an impediment to early haying, but to com plain would be thankless as well as useless. Mills & Arnold will Boon commence erecting an addition to their store, to make room for a varied stock of goods soon to arrive. For sale, or trade for fat cows A choice young Bull, a beauty and a fow good Milk Cows. Call at the mill, Coll yer, Kansas, for terms. 385-tf Cisterns and rain water receptacles are full, but the soil is too absorptive to permit much water to remain in wallows or find its way to the draws. Coyote creek rose quite high Saturday morning. Parties crossing the Saline from Graham county that morning re ported no particular rise in that stream. It was sultry Thursday morning, but rain by noontime was hardly expected. It came, however, and heavy iutermissive showers continued until the following evening. Miss Mills, of Hiawatha, Kans, daughter of Mr. Mills, of the Collyer firm of Mills & Arnold, arrived Wednes day night to visit a few days with her brother, who is connected with the firm. Last Friday's day passenger brought from Denver Harry Knight, elder son of oar citizen, H. F. Knight, of Big Creek, and Miss M. Anderson, daughter of Mrs. ' ft H. F. Knight. Will H. F. furnish the ' Cawings with particulars of the rumored happy event? f AVith many regrets our people hear of lj ' S. Orr's intention to move his residence fi from town to his home in Graham county. Some time next week his family and household goods will be taken to their new home. The well wishes of many go with Mr. Orr and family. Stock men hae yielded to the inevit able, recognize the rights of the agricul turists, and are caring for their herds this year as never before. Even the town herd is driven daily to pasture, nmrh to their benefit and the relief of those en deavoring to raise crops near town. Considerable sickness is reported in eastern Gove county. Mr. Weeks's little boy is quite dangerously ill, and Mrs. Pilchor, sr., and Mrs. Pilcher, jr., are also suffering. The physician attributes the disease to a poisoned atmosphere arising from the carcasses of cattle which died last winter, and were neither burned nor buried. Supt. Brown, when giving notice of the Sunday school hour at 10 a. m. in formed the scholarsthat next Sunday he bad something special to bring before the school, and would like all the scholars present. The Cawings will not reveal his secret, but advise not only the scholars, but the friends of the school to attend next Sabbath, and hear the news. Man's abundant ability to propose was illustrated by the preparations made -for a social dance at Isaac Derr's last Thurs day night A platform was erected out doors to accommodate the many invited on.es, but the disposition of the evening's pleasure was in the power of Dame Na ture, and she prevented the gathering by ushering in the evening hours with an increased fall of rain. Buy your ladies' and misses slippers at Wheeler Bros.' as they' will sell them to you at half price. 388-2 As many of the readers of this column have probably observed, it does not take our young people long to make prepara tions for a dance. The one of Friday evening, was announced that morning, when invitations were quite generally ex tended. It was held in the rooms over the new store, and was given in honor of Miss Mills. Reports as4o the supper are rather conflicting. Was it ginger snaps and water, or water and dried apples? If the latter, the party would be aptly termed a swell affair. Notwithstanding another heavy rain on Saturday night, Sunday morning was pleasant and the roads but little im paired. Many of the country attendants upon religious worship were noticeably absent from Sunday school, owing, un doubtedly, to tiie uncertainty of securing the school house for the services. The school board have kindly decided to per mit the continuance of such services in the building, only making a tew regula tions as to the care of the key. Eev.'J. C. Elliott spoke in the morning to a good sized audience from John 5:39, "Search the Scriptures," and announced that there would be no services that evening. W.C. CASTLE BOCK RIPPLES, Castle Bock, Aug. 3. More rain. No morelong faces. Will Kough, who has for several mouths been at work on a new railroad in southern Nebraska, returned home on Wednesday last Mr. Shlnquin is suffering from an attack of asthma. ' Chas. Daman is building a new house on his homestead. Mrs. James Tague is slowly recovering from a severe illness of several weeks' duration. Mr. Morrison, who bought R. J. Sted man's homestead, arrived last week with his family, Irwin Arnold returned last week from work on a new road in Barton county. He reports crops about Great Bend as badly hurt by drouth. The westward-flowing stream of cov ered wagons, which had nearly failed during the dry weather, has swelled out again to goodly proportions. Considerable hay was injured by the recent rain; but no complaint is heard. Bain was too badly needed to admit of any grumbling on account of a little spoiled hay. Ben Wade, we believe it was, to whom some one remarked that all Kansas needed to make a fine country was water and good society. "That's all h 11 lacks," was old Ben's comment. Con cerning the climate and social advan tages of the latter region we possess no recent information; but, as for western Kansas, we must surely admit that it has the good society; so that, as it now also possesses the other requisite, it must be a fine country. To those who require the proof of this axiom we can only say, "Came and sec." X. Commissioners' Proceedings. Wa-Keeney, Kan., Aug. 2, 1886. Pursuant to law, the board of county commissioners met at the office of the the county clerk to make the annual levy of taxes. Present: Commissioners Welch and Purinton and County Clerk Darin. It was ordered that the following levies be made for the current year: For all county current expenses, there is hereby levied a tax of 10 mills on the dollar on all the taxable property in the county. For the payment of interest and to cre ate a sinking fund on bonds issued by school district no. 1, there is hereby lev ied a tax of 4 mills on the dollar on the taxable property of the district. For the payment of interest and to cre ate a sinking fund on bonds issued by school district no. 3, there is hereby lev ied a tax of 3 mills on the dollar on the taxable property in the district. For the pajment of interest and to cre ate a sinking fund on bonds issued by school district no. 10, there is hereby lev ied a tax of 5 mills on the dollar on the taxable property in the district. For the payment of'interest and to cre ate a sinking fund on bonds issued by school district no. 2, Gove county, there is hereby levied a tax of 3 mills on the dollar on the taxable property in the district. On motion, the board adjourned sine die. W. H. DANN, County Clerk. NUBSEBIES. The Oldest Nurseries in the West. From the Midland Fat im : The Stark Nurseries, Louisiana, Missiouri, so fa mous throughout the West for excellence of stock and extensive business, occupy a beautiful valley about one and one-half miles west of the city, and co er an area of more than 300 acies. Almost every variety of soil is found in the bed or on the slopes of tliis vaijey, the bottom lands of which arc thoroughly tile drained in order to produce strong fi brous roots in the stock grown. The immense quantity of stoclr grown here may be estimated by lemembcring that a single acre will contain about 15,000 stocks; therefore, these grounds are ca pable of containing more than four mill ion and a half of stocks. Our readers may form a faint idea of the extent of the business when we mention that du ring this year alone there have been put out 75,000 pear, 250,000 cherry, and more than a million apple stocks, besides immense quantities of plum, peach, small fruits and ornamental and flowering stock. There is nothing new or desirable in fruits, flowers or ornamental trees, that is not found in these nurseries, carefully tested, cultivated, and true jo name. In fact, the Stark Brothers spend more money annually in seouring and testing new varieties than many nurseries do in cultivating their stock. Nothing new or 'desirable escapes them. THEY NOW POSSESS ALMOST THE ENTIRE STOCK IN THE WORLD OF THE MARIANA PLUM, WHICH POSSESS ES MORE VALUABLE FEATURES THAN ANY OTHER PLUM BEFORE THE PUBLIC. But to mention merely the varieties of their stock would fill an entire number of the Fanner. . The extraordinary success of these Nurseries has been the result of careful b'usiness management, close study of the wants of the West and the most scrupu lous honesty and fair dealing. In fifty years of successful business, now in the hands of the third generation, it has been the policy of the firm to send out nothing that was not a credit to the Nur series, true to name and carefully tested. This policy was adopted by Judge James Stark, (the grandfather of the present owners,) at the beginning, (52 years ago,) and it has been rigidly adhered to by the two generations that have succeeded him, until now the name of the Stark Nurseries is a certain guaranty of purity and excellence, as thousands of orchards in the West testify. We append a few extracts from the volumes of letters, in evidence of perfect packing, good condition in which stock is received, satisfactory count and, more important than alL the delight given by the varieties after coming into bearing. None but those who have carefully watched and tended trees or plants only to be disappointed, when, after fruiting, they prove to be worthless varieties, can fully appreciate this. Mr. Jesse Long, who bought trees in 1836 'and many succeeding yeare from the founder of these Nurseries the late Judge James Stark writes us: PrrrsriELD, III., ? September 21, 1883. S The fruit trees bought of your grand father years ago were true to name, and I think no varieties are better. The finest fruits we ever raised were from your Nurseries. Hoping you will have some good trees for me again next spring, I remain Yours respectfully, JESSE LONG. . Gen. R. A. Cameron, who is starting a fruit farm at Canon City, Colo., writes as follows: Office of P. O. Inspector, J Desveb, Colorado, y May 3, 1884. .) I have finished my planting, and the goods you sent me were the best, in ev ery respect, I'ever saw shipped from any establishment of your kind. Had I been fortunate enough to have become ac quainted with you a year sooner than I did, I should feel a thousand dollars richer than I do to-day; that is, had I planted as .good stock a year ago as you gave me and my sister this year, our 20 acres would be worth one to two thous and more than they are now. You will hear from me and my friends again and often. Yours very truly, ,. R. A. CAMERON. Oxfobd, Kansas, ) Feb. 16, 1886. ) Gentlemen: It affords me pleasure to send yon the names of some of our fruit men. Will say the trees I purchas ed of you two years ago, 100 in number, which were two years old when I set them out, bore heavily last year, and all were true to name; only had two to die. So much for ordering from a reliable nur sery. If you wish you can refer to me and I will take pleasure in showing the trees I purchased of you, and will advise all to purchase their stock of you. I will send you an order soon. Yours truly, W. B. COLDWELL. From the Oxford Register, Sumner coun ty, Kansas. Five years ago W. B. Coldwell visited the Bismark fair at Lawrence, Kansas, and was much pleased with the exhibit of fruit. Among the displays was one by the Bosedale Horticultural organiza tion. He inquired if the organization had a nursery representing this fruit, when the superintendent said no; that their organization was twenty years old, and had purchased their stock all this time from the Stark Nurseries, Louisiana, Missouri. He was so well pleased with the fruit that he ordered a lot of trees, which have since borne fruit, true to name. Many of our citizens in and around Oxford, desirous of securing some of these trees, ordered this spring quite largely through Mr. Coldwell, and a finer lot of trees were nover delivered in this vicinity.. Following is a list of those who received trees: Geo. Neail, jr., 100 fruit and a lot of grape vines and evergreens. B. C. Messeldine, 75 fruit. J. C. Brewster, 35 fruit. A. H. McCune, 150 fruit. H. C. Vandevort, 25 fruit. John Lucas, 65 fruit. A. Hallman, 80 fruit and grape and evergreen. Wm. Sherburn, 25 fruit. J. T. Bowdish, 50 fruit. T. E. Conley, 45 fruit. Geo. Beam, 15 fruit. J. M. Corbin, 120 fruit and 700 grape. D. Boss, 175 fruit. J. T. Stewart, 100 fruit and 1,000 catalpas. F. J. Hoffe, 35 fruit. George Morton, 25 fruit. Jas. Brewster, 75 fruit. Nearly all of the above took more or less grape vines or evergreens, or both. Mr. ColdwelMias planted out about 200 fruit trees this spring. Some of them on his farm, just southwest of the town, some on his piece of land out near the cemetery and the balance on the home place in his city. SEEDS! SEEDS ! KELLY & WALKER have in stock: TREE SEEDS. Box Elder, Honey Locust, Native Ash, Osage Orange. GARDEN" SEEDS. A full and complete stock of fresh garden seeds in bulk. Examine our stock before making purchases. G. A. R. Suits at Kyle's. TIMBER CLAIMS! The state of Kansas has instituted pro ceedings against the U. P. railway company, andprotest against the issuing of patents for the entire railway lands lying between Ft. Hays and the west line of the state, for the reason that the line of road has been changed from the original location 25 miles. The undersigned will take applications for timber, homestead and pre-emption claims on any of these unpatented rail road lands, and carry them through the departments. Address, N. Daniels, Grinnell, Kas., or John A. Sibbald, Att'y., 383-tf Washington, D. C. FOR SALE, WANTED, ETC. DBAT BUSINESS. I ehall hereafter have a drsr for the purpose of accommodating those who want work in this line. 351-tf. C. M. PATJLL. FOB SALE. At the World office, great big Blotters, suitable for fastening onto your dek cover. Call and get one while the supply holds out FOB SALE OB EXCHANGE. A seven-octave upright piano, in prime order. Will exchange for 2 or 3-year-old steers. Address, 385-4 A. B. TATLOB, Care J. Middleby, Gibson, Trego Co., Kas, SHEEP FOB SALE. I have from 300 to 700 head of good sound sheep for sale no Mexicans cheap, for cash or any length of time desired. Price $1.50 per head. Address, 386- CHAS.J2IXSWOBTH, Amboy, Books Co., Kans DISSOLUTION. Coixtzb, July 1, 1886. The firm heretofore known as Webster Brothers is hereby dissolved. The affairs of the ranch will be hereafter con. ducted in the name of Geo. E. Webster, with Douglas Webster is manager CrI,G TL WESSTES. 387 OrCLA3 WSBoIH?. CLOSE BROS. & CO. Have 500,000 Acres ZZGJT CK" JJ Graham and Trego Counties. Low Prices and Easy Terms. CALL ON OR ADDRESS J. IB. HOG-AKT, J&&rrt, WA-KEENEY, KANSAS. J0OPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF KANSAS. House Joint Resolution No. 4. HorsK Joint Resolution No. 4, For the sub mission of a proposition to amend the consti tution of the State of Kansas. Bettresolvedbythe Legialature of the State of Kansas, Uco-UnrcU of the members ejected to each house thereof concurring therein. Bkotioit II Tho following proposition to amend the constitution of this state is hereby submitted to the qualified electors of the state for their npfrroval or rejection; namely: Tho constitution of the State of Kansas is hereby amended by striking out the whole of section two, article three of the constitution, and amend ing section thirteen, article three .of the consti tution, and inserting in lion of said section two, and as amendatory to said section thirteen, the following, which shall constitute section two, of article three, of tho constitution: Section 2. The supreme court shall consist of five justices, who shall be chofcen by tho electors of the state, three of whom shall constitute a quorum and a con currence of three shall bo necessary.to every de cision of the court. Provision maj bo mvio by law for the increase of the number of justices of the supremo court to seven, whonpver two-thirds of the mombars of each housa of the legislature shall concur, when four justices shall constitute a quorum, and a concurrence of four shall be necessary to every doci-ion of tho court. The justice holding the oldf st commission by virtue of an election, shall bo chitf justice, and in case two or more justices hold commis sions of tho same date, older than the commis sions of any other of th jnstices, they shall de termine by lot who shall be chief justice. All qualified electors of tho state, thirtj-fiv -nrs of ago and upward, who have been admitt d as at torneys of the supreme court, and no others, shall bo elUible to election or appointment to the office of justice of the supreme court. Tho term of office of justicoof the supremo court shall be ten years, one justice to be elected at the general i lection every two years, whoso term of office shall commence on the second Monday of Jrtnuary next after his election. Tho jnsticea elected at or prior to tho time of the adoption of this amendment shall hold their offices during the term for-which they were elected. On the adoption'of this amendment, the two additional justices first provided for by this amendment shall be appointed by the governor, and shall hold their offices until tho next general election in eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, when their successors shall bo elected, one to Berve until the second Monday of January, eighteen hundred and ninetv-fivo, and the other to serve until the second Monday of Jaunary, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven. Whenever provision hall be made by liw for the increase of the numbof justices of the supremo court to seven, as herein provided, such two additional justi -es shall be appointed by the governor, and shall hold their offices until the second Monday of January suc ceeding the general election next thereafter, at which members of the house of representatives of the legislature 6hall bo elected, at which said general election their successors Bhall be elected one for the term of eight years, and the other for tho term of ten years, from the second Mon day of January next after their election; and their successors shall be elected every ten years thereafter. The salary of each justice shall be not less than five thousand dollars for each year. Bkc. 2. Tins proposition shall be submitted to the electors of this stato at the general election for the election of representatives to the legislature in the year A. D. eigh teen hundred and eighty-six, for their appro, valor rejection.. Thoso voting in favor of this proposition to amend tho constitution shall havo written or printed on their ballots. "For tho judicial amendment to the constitution." Those voting against this proposition to Amend too constitution shall have written or printed on their ballots, "Against the judicial amendment to the constitution." Said ballots shall be re. ceived, and said vote shall be taken, counted, canvassed and, returned, and re turns thereof made. In the same manner and in ad respects as is provided by law in cases of tho election of representatives in the legislature. Sbg. 3. This resolution shall take effect and pa in force from and after its publication in tho statute book. Approved March 6, 1885. 1 hereby certify that the foregoing is a true ana correct copy of the original enrolled joint rose lotion now on file in my office, and that the same was published in the Session Lews of Kansas oi ' E. B. AniN. Secretary of Stat -G. A. K. Suits atKyle's. A. V. HIZSON, BREEDER OF AND DEALER IN POLAND CHINA HOGS, PLYMOUTH BOOK CHICKENS AND BRONZE TURKEYS. Also HIGH GRADED NORMAN HORSES t t.n.A iuwm. ti.oAiitniv Tnlnnri f!h!nA Hoes for mora than fifteen years. During all this time I have se lected only tne cnoiccss specimens m uKuiig purposes. It has been my constant aim to produce easy to fatten, early to mature, and mainly black in color. Tne result ot my care aau kiuuwuh i Uy seen by examining my herd. My breeders are .11 .mjw.-i i ami iMn Pnlnnrl HhinA Record, and my pigs are all eligible to registry. Pedigrees given when desired, win eeu singly ur m i" " " fo each other. My prices are reasonable. Call on oi address, A. V. HIXSON, Ogaliah, Trego Co., Kan. Five miles ne of Ogal hih, on sec 8, tp. 12, r. 21. FUST PRIZE HEREFORD HERD At the great Sttmis RUr.lSSJicaded byPOKTCWE 2KJ.bySlrKIcaard2na. SIREVZLTKa-vCbylord Wilton. GHOVE Ith 13.73, by The Grove 3rd. dEWSBOTir aid 1SURT. by Dolley. half brother to ,?cu bzH I1 rirumbcrs 273 head. Send for prices Colony -AcUeri'oa Co., iiL-jasa. IVCOISJ JiTST M FOB CHEAP v MONEY, 0N- Deeded Land, School Land, Or to Pay out on Pre-emptions, -CALL ON- Ilili -WHO WILL- f LOAN YOU MONEY, With or without Commission, In Trego Ness, Lane, Gove, Rush, St. John Scott, Graham and other Counties. Money Ready when Papers are Signed Up, LIE, DRINK, STEAL AND SWEAR. When you lie, let it he in bed, on your claim. When you steal, let it be from bad company; When you drink, drink moderately; When you swear, swear that your Land Agent shall be be no other than MCKNIG-HT, Sr WHITSITT, Who will loan you money on your land on 5 years' time. at 11 per cent, straight. B. & M. Land for Sale. $ 4.00 to $6. 00 per Acre, 10 years' time, 7 per cent, 1-10 cash. School Laud, Deeded Land, Homesteads and Timber Claims for sale cheap. Put your Land on our Books. We will sell it for you. Mcknight $ weitsitt, Wa-Keeney, Kan. KELLEY & WALKER, -AGENTS FOR THE- BUCKEYE REAPER Am MOWER, KEYSTONE CORN PLANTERS, WEffi&DEER'S PLOWS MftDETlYATOBS. SPBINGFIELD SUPERIOR GRAM DRILL Horse Retls.es. CEMENT, LIME AND PLASTER PARIS. PLOW AND WAGON-WOOD STOCK. Shelf and Heavy Hardware, Iron, Steel and Glass. Franklin Street, ..... WA-KEENEY, KANSAS. SP ABKS, Frescoing, Ptyi fc DeciratiTe Paper Hanging. Shop in reir of Krifch CMV furniture store. '' GIAAgSJFJgji fcZJIAj "J.1HCO VUviU Painting Graininft U!sffMK,Eic. WafEeeney; Kaa J A 'M If ii -.t ITat U : m m mi m m WJ re rr a. I I 1 , s, P ESIriSeJGB i-- t,' Juh&i &' msMKmPim WT." V iJturL.9rr 1J.73?.-&J3CriH3ktf:Sl3)nBBkJeSKHHJK jbfflarar'e,i"