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WHT8 T " ' Wtftom SmitfHi WrtML OFFICIAL PAPEB OF TEE60 COUNTY. W. S. TILTON, Editor. Satueday, MAy14, 1887. j Tribune, Qreeley county, has had Uncle Tom's Cabin. The wife of Senator Plumb is ill in "Washington city. The senator is de tained there for that reason. The Tribune is glad to note the large acreage of crops which is being put in by the people of Greeley county. Goye county has a bran new post-office bearing the name of Alanfchns. Nathan N. Burkhead js the postmaster. Daniel M. Shook is the post master at the new post-office in Sheridan county. Beaver is the name of the post pffice. Senator Plumb is to deliver the Decoration Day address at Topeka. He delivered a splendid address at Wa-Kee-ney on Decoration Day, 1885. A religious discussion by corres pondents is going on through the me dium of the LaCrosse Chieftain. Let's see, you're a Methodist, ain't you, Fish? Leavenworth Times: If President Cleveland should be elected to a second term, would that include a second term for blundering Baard, for lazy Lamar and pan-electric Garland? The 2cCracke Enterprise, down in Rush county, reports the discovery a short distance north of that town of a peculiar kind of quartz in large quanti ties. A "Washington apsayer has certified to this rock containing zinc to the value of eighteen or twenty dollars to the ton. Joseph E. Cochran, we see by the Oberlin let aid, has been appointed judge of the new western judicial district of Ne braska. Mr. Cochran used to live in Ober lin, and in 1882 he was elected county at torney of Decatur county. In the fall of 1883 he resigned that office, and moved to McCook, his present place of residence. How s:he Abilene Daily Gazette is growing. It has been enlarged to a six-column quarto, and is cut in two, and the leaves are pasted together. Such a paper is a credit to Abilene, and the atti tude of Abilene toward the Gazette should be such as to leave no pangs in the mind ,of Publisher Kohrer for having taken this enlarging step. A pew days ago, when the opera tion of section four of the inter-state commerce law was suspended as to cer tain railroads which had made formal application for such suspension, the Union Pacific was caught napping, and was left out. On Monday, at New Or leans, the general eastern agent of that road presented the proper petition, and the inter-state commission granted it. NEWSPAPER BOOMS, The "World believes that no boom which has not newspaper support at its back can amount to much. This we have said repeatedly in private conversation with our neighbors. The Atchison Cham pion has on this subject some thoughts which we here present to our friends: With all these booms there should be a newspaper boom. This is not a sug gestion to the newspapers, but the peo ple. The Champion in a short time will enlarge and endeavor to keep at the head of the procession. But the people of Atchison have much to learn about the uses and effects of newspapers. The art of advertising may be said to be in its childhood. The people, having the boom on hand, do not know how to tell the world of it They seem to think tha$ the newspapers should do that at their own expense. They do not realize that outsiders do not confine themselves to reading editorials and locals. They look at advertising columns, to satisfy them selves as to the amount of business done. They certainly do not credit the town with branches of business they do not see advertised. People are not expected to hear a horn that is not blown. EARTHLY AMBITION. "Why can not why zvill not men real ize more forcibly than they generally do the hollow mockery of all earthly glory? It is the exception, and not the rule, that public men who are energetic and capable are in any sense paid for the slanders to which they are subjected. We are led to these reflections by noting the death, only a few days apart, of the mbther and the wife of Senator Geo. Barker, of Doug lass county, in this state. Ho was sum- moned from the bedside of his dying Another in Wisconsin to come home to Lawrence to see his wife die. Mr. Bar ker is a very capable senator, and ha was tweeted major of his city last month fay a ,joajority phenomenally large. The LawT Tence Journal says: - How small and contemptible seem his tXULllJ WiJU?, lA? lVVWM l Mw UUVWUUVOJ - andjtpey, too, nave Deen many ana sucn ,5inan coyets earnestly standing by the side" of the graves of a fond mother and ?? a devoted, affectionate wife. That the i Itenderest sympathies of an entire com , munitygoout unstintedly and unreserved ly to Itfr. Barker and ihe three daughters V who grieve for their mother's death, and v "whose grief is second only to that of the T father, who mourns the 'dead wife, the .sorrowing ones need not "be assured. t 'Barker had many generous, noble tr'actd endearing qualities that make the tovcounwyand a large circle of intimate fciriends holdljcr in the most tender and; jaffectipnate regard. A Car-load of Wheat. ' T!TJiis is what Albert Spena, of the Bo-J ian beiideuieiit, Biujjpcu. ctai) hub ffgek. It was of his own raising. STRONGER WAIiLS. Under this head, Prof. Walters has a valuable article in the Agricultural Col lege fndustt ialist. We merely note some of its more salient features. He says the fronts of the opera houses in Junction City and Clay Center went down into the cellars before the buildings were completed. In both cases the blame was laid on the architects who had drawn the plans as much as on the con tractors. In Wa-Keeney a blunder of this nature was made in the recent con struction of a brick building. It cost more afterwards to have the job done properly than the proper construction would have cost in the first place. Continuing, Prof. Walters says: The main sources of weakness in modern buildings are these: Too great a height compared with the general form of the building; insufficient anchorage; insuffi cient crush strength of the brick used; thin walls; too many concealed chimney flues and too many concealed passages for hot air, steam, water and gas pipes through or within walls; insufficient care in building arches: and insufficient foundations." The -"Vv'orhi regards flimsy building as one of the greatest faults of our Western civilization, and we do not know that that of the East averages to be much better. It would seem that no one could contemplate for a minute the matter of building a house for himself without reaching the conclusion that permanency is of the first importance. In what other way than by building durably can a genuine charm be imparted to American home life? The residence which is built to last through a dozen generations will be pretty sure to hold all these, and, in all probability, they will be lineal descendants of the builders . Poorly con structed houses, besides being uncom fortable for occupancy, are in danger of being carried away by storms which would not move stronger ones, to say nothing of their greater susceptibility to the influence of earthquake shocks. Limited means are not, as a rule, barriers to strong architecture. Frail architect ure is oftener than otherwise the result of indifference. A Reminiscence of the War. In conversation with a B. R. friend the other day he related the following: In 1864 1 was running an engine on the T. S. Military E. B. in Va. Our run was from Alexandria to Washington, and re turning to Alexandria and out to Fair fax, running to Washington and back to Alexandria for a days work. Our time in Washington gave us two hours before leaving for the front. One morning I was sitting on the engine reading the morning Cht onicle, when I noticed a man and boy looking around the engine. The gentleman asked if I was the man that run the engine. I answered in the affirm ative, when he asked if there was any ob jection to getting up in the cab? I an swered no sir. He helped the boy up and began explaining the different parts of the engine to him. I was surprised to see a stranger of this kind, so conversant with the valves and levers and the boy, like all of his age, was very inquisitive, and finaly said : "Pa, let us make her go !" The gentleman turned to me and asked if I would not move the engine a short distance to please the boyI did so, and the boy seemed wild with jov. I finally told the gentleman our run was to Fair fax, and if he would trust the boy in my care, I would leturn the boy to Washing ton m the evening. The boy plead with his father to be allowed to go he would be oh so careful, and obey all the engi neer said. Finally the gentleman con sented, and it being near leaving time, he left the engine; we soon pulled out, the boy sitting on the front of my seat with his hand on the throttle lever. He imag ined that he was running the engine, and in his boyish talk, told me his name was Tad Lincoln, that his father was the President, and there was never such a father as he had. I thought that I recog nized the man then, not that I had ever seen him before, but from his pictures in the different papers at the time. To be fyrief, we returned to Washington with out accident, and a man with horse and buggy met us at the depot, to take the boy home. I saw him many times after this, but that was the first and only time I saw our martyred President Elhs Headlight. This true story has been told to the editor of this paper. The author is a oitizen of the town of Ellis, and a promi nent G. A. B, man. We would mention his name if we did not know that he would entirely prefer for us not to do so. DEATH'S DOINGS. Died. May 11, at the residence of W. A Tichenor, five miles southwest of Wa-Keeney, Miss Louie McDonald, 19 years of age, this being her birthday. The disease which carried her off was scarlet fever. Miss McDonald was at tacked by the fever one week ago last Monday. She was the step-daughter of Mr. Tichenor and the 'daughter of his wife, Mrs. Nancy J. Tichenor. The re mains were buried on Thursday in the Wa-Keeney cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Tichenor hereby return thanks to their neighbors who have been so kind to them in their great affliction. . Plymouth, Ind., papers please copy. ' Quarterly Meeting. The third quarterly meeting of the Northwest Baptist Association will meet with the Mfc. Olivet Baptist church on Friday before the fourth Lord's day in May, at ID o'clock a. m. As a part of e program, the following items appear: 10:00. Discussion. Topic, Christian Benevolence. Led by Rev. F. L. Walk er, of Wa-EJeenev. followed with thm. speeches by others. law p. m. Jbrayer and praise meeting for one half hour, led bv Deacon Wm Brown, ot Wa-Keeney. Devotional exercises of one half hnn led by; W.L. Wallace. 1 oermon py x. jj. waucer. NORMAL INSTITUTE. Trego County to have one, as Usual, And When It Will Begin and End. Through the kindness of County Su perintendent Baker, we are able an nounce that the Trego County Normal Institute for 1887 will last 'four weeks, as usual, beginning on August 8. Mr. L. Tomlin, superintendent of the city schools, Parsons, Kansas, has been employed as conductor, and Prof. Schuy ler Opp, of the "Wa-Keeney schools, as instructor. There can be no doubt that this insti tute will be conducted ably. This, in connection with the accessibility of Wa Keeney to the people of this region, should insure for this institute at least one hundred pupils. This early notice of the time when the institute will be held will afford to many the chance to prepare for attending it, who, otherwise, might find it difficult to be present. State Forestry Strokes. Commisioner Bobb informs us that the seeds of the black and honey locusts at the Forestry station in this county are throwing the miniature trees through the surface so that the rows show up nicely. Seeds of other varieties are sprouting, and an early appearance of a young for estry is promised. The stable at the Forestry station in this county is completed. The windmill Jat the Forestry station in this county has been put up this week. Geo. V. Bartlett, of Hays City, has been employed by Commissioner Bobb as foreman of State Forestry Station No. 2, in Ford county. Mr. Bartlett is said to be experienced as a forester. He started last Thursday to the field of his labors. At State Forestry station No. 2, ten acres will be planted to timber this spring, this being the amouDt of land in that tract which is already under cultiva tion. The work of breaking an addi tional forty acres at that station is pro gressing. BIG BONANZA In the Way of Immigration. We are informed by Mr. J. B. Hogan, the agent of the firm at Wa-Keeney, that Close Bros. & Co. have sold the Swedish colonization Society, of Chicago, EX, 46,080 acres of land lying in the south and southeast parts of this county. The most of this land lies in townships 13 and 14, ranges 21 and 22. Enough lies in townships 13 and 14, range 23, to make up what that in ranges 21 and 22 lacks of making the whole number of acres. Nearly all the members of this coloni zation society are residents of Illinois. It is expected that a portion of them, at least, will come to their new possessions this spring. The settlements are not to be made at random over the whole tract of land. The new comers will begin either at the east or west side of the tract, and settle the first township before settlement will be made in any other por tion. Whether this society will buy their outfitting goods at Wa-Keeney is a question. The president of the company is said to favor this course; and, in our judgment, our mei chants in different lines have it in their power to decide this matter. It is a subject of no little im portance financially. The colony being a Trego county institution, home pride naturally suggests its members should be offered bargains by home merchants, which business policy will not permit to be ignored. Decoration Day. At the meeting of Captain Trego Post, last Saturday evening, a committee of management was appointed to make preparations for the proper observance of Memorial Day at Wa-Keeney. It is to be hoped that our citizens gen erally will take a patriotic interest in this move, to the end that the day may be one long to be remembered for the mag nitude of the procession, the variety of the flowers and the character of the ex ercises. The Woman's Belief Corps is to meet this evening. ' The meeting is to be one of special importance, and a general attendance of the members is desired. t iuuuh luiiuimi 10,000 acres fine farm lands for sale in Scott, Ness and Trego coun ties. Terms to suit Pur chaser. Write or call on Wetherbee & Mor gan, at Ness City or Wa-Keeney. E. D. WHEELER, REAL ESTATE DEALER. Makes Farm Loans. Has a choice supply of (Sty Property for sale. Stock Kanchea and Improved Farms. TWO HW1RE1 TIOUSAIi AC1ES of Railroad, School and Deeded Lands on long tuna and low rate of interest. Always has a few choice bargains for Cash. 00--UF0nXT0E ;-: fOtlCITip. OSke ob Franklin Street, between the two Beaks. BEFEBENCES: Ttego Comity Bent Wa-KeMjr Baa.: A H. B-.ATR, Land Attorney and Real Estate Agent CONTESTS A SPECIALTY. Wa-Kkenet - - Kansas. JOHN A. NELSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW AND Loan Agent U. P. Land Agent for Trego, Gra ham and Ness Counties, WA-KEEHEY. - KANSAS. Stock Eanches a Specialty. Parties meaning business request ed to write me. . J. WORD CARSON, NOTARY PUBLIC, Purchasing Seliing and Locating LAND AGENT & AIT Y. 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 Keeey Block, UNDER U. S. LAND OFFICE. Money for Western Kansas. THE WfisteriFarmlrtOTCo., LAWRENCE, KANSAS, Has established a branch office at Wa Keeney, Kan., and is prepared to loan money to those wishing to make final proofs, and to all others wanting farm loans. Money Furnished to Make Final Payment The Day Final Proof is Made. Rates as Low as the Lowest. GEO. C. WARD, Manager. Office with McKnight & Hollister, first door west of U. S. Land Office. 419 G. A. BEAVERS, WA-KEENEY, KAN., Dealer in LANDS & CITY PROPERTY If you want to buy, call en me. I can suit you. If you want to sell, place your business in my hands, and it will have careful attention. - 326 THE GEM DRUG STORE, EA8T SIDE OF AINSLIE AVE. Collyer, - Kansas. Have an elegant display of Drags and Medicines, Fancy and Toilet Articles, Chemicals, Varnishes, Paints, Oils, Dye Stuffs, and Painters' Utensils; also a fine case of Cigars, Pipes, Cigarettes, Smok ing and Chewing Tobacco; Stationery of all kinds; everything that is usually kept in a first-class Drug Store. CALL AND SEE US. DR. W. P. TEAGUE & CO., Props. PBESCBIPTIONS A SPECIALTY. J. B,. WILSON, COUNTY SURVEYOR AND LAND LOCATOR, WA-KEENEY, - - - KAKSAS. JDR, .A.. B. JO-STESS, KfllEMAV! DlAlV1AA, IMEMDED BY PHYSICIANS. Homestead p-i -AND TIMBER CLAIM RBLINQU1SHMENTS BOUGHT AND SOLD I N. SPEER, WA-KEENEY, KANSL RECOR Wetherbee & Morgan Make long time loans and handle real estate in all counties in this Land District. No delay in paying out final proofs. Call on or address them at their office, Ness City,-or Wa-Keeney, Kans. r r s1k.: . 1 J A rb P- C. O. Bestor, Deeded, Railroad, SS School Lands, Homesteads, Pre-emptions and Timber Claims. GENERAL REAL ESTATE BUSINESS. Money Loaned on Deeded Property. STo. 185 Franlclixi Street, Wa-Keeney, Kansas. F. DANFORD; ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Office over Wa-Keeney Bank. WA-KEENEY, KANSAS. B. J. F. HANNA. D. B. KETiTiKY. Hanna & Kelley, LAND ATTORNEYS, Wa-Keeney, - Kansas. Prompt and careful attention given to any and all business before the United States Land Office. S. M. HUTZEL, Attorney at Law, U. S. Land Attorney AND BEAL ESTATE AGENT. Special Attention given to Contests and Final Proofs. Office west side Franklin Street, WA-KEENEY, - - KANSAS. A. E. MICKEL, ALSO AGENT FOE THE PERKXtfS WESTDMILL. All work and mills guaranteed satisfac tory. Mills and pumps always on hand. WA-KEENEY, KANSAS. JOHN RONNaUIST, PAINTER, Sign Writer, Grainer, Kalsominer, Paper Hanger. WA-EEENEY, EAN. GEO. BARRETT. CARPENTER, BUILDER, And Contractor. o Plans and Specifications PBEPAEED TO OBDEB. o Shop on north side of Bussell avenue, second building west of Opera House. A. E. SIGLER. Carpenter l-RSfferS- Builder Special attention given to buildings of modern styles. Shop north of Keeney Block, WA-KEENEY, - - KANSAS. 41 Washington St., Wa-Reesey, - - Kansas. Bread, all Ends of Cakes, Pies, Etc., always on nana. A reduction will be given to per sons buying tickets. JOS. HEGKEIOJK. DINING- HALL. By'BAKER A BUSH, At the old Baker stand. A SQUARE MEAL FOR 25 CTS. -LODGINCJ.- We also have on hand all kinds of Con fectioneries, Cigars and Tobacco, Canned Goods and Groceries. Comejp see us. WA-KEENEY, 1A?. GltyBakerF ana Lmca Room -- r ajv7(a. .-- JPWF A. B. JONES, Physician and Surgeon, Office and Drag Store West Side of Franklin Stree Wa-Keney, Kansas M. H. FARMER, PHYSICIANS SURGEON, DISEASES Of the Eye, Ear and Throat a Specialty. A full line of Spectacles on hand. Office in Ferrla's Drug Store, WA-KEENEY, KANSAS. DE. E E. WILCOX, AND DENTIST. Office on Franklin street, first door north of Furniture Store. WM. SPICER, THE MERCHANT TAILOR, Keeps the choicest assortment of SPRING and SUMMER GOODS In the City. Employs only First Class Workmen, and Warrants a Perfect Fit or No Sale.' Shop first door south of Westebn Kansas Wobld Office. Frick's Livery, Opposite the Oakes House, WA-KEE1TEY, - - . KANSAS. LIVERY, FEED & SALE SJABLE. Best of Bigs at the Most Seasonable Bates. A C FBICZ, Prop. c ITY DELIVEEY. Headquarters at Verbeck's Store. DAVID ARBUCKLE. I SELL AND WARRANT THE mMMmm WAGONS, Of Chicago. ALSO ABBOTT BUGGY GO'S BUGGIES AND SPRING WAGONS Cant Be Beat FOB PRICE & QUALITY, AT Mead's Stable. .St w. s. WA-Knf-ET, Septis ss ." 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