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veW Xt 30? .& m&- .& tA -i -- r 3f )r Ik i '? t fc If g?S S OLP SOLDIERS' JIEETIU" G. On Campaign in Behalf of An Old Comrade. Grand Abut Hall, ) WA-KEENsr, Kansas, Sept, 3. 1889. ) Pursuant to a common and concurrent impulse and inspiration to that end, a goodly number of old war veterans came together from their homes in Wa-Keeney and vicinity, at 2 p. si. of the date above named, and sat down with uncovered heads to meditate upon "ways and means" to utter with distinctive tongues, and concentrate a little war-fire in the in terest of an old comrade who, after twenty-five years of rest .from battle, and twenty-four years from a rebel prison, is again called to the front. Captain Lewis Jones, of Banner, was called to the chair, and Captain J. Word Carson was asked to write the proceed ings. Col. W. C. Olson briefly stated that the .meeting was somewhat military in pur pose, and that every soldier present would have a chance to do his duty; but before the colonel could tell any more C. M. McClaren came in from an outpost, hav ing in charge the Hon. E. J. Turner, M. C, 6 District of Kansas, whom Ma, after serenely Bmiling, introduced to the boys in a few phrases of Western English. An united and prolonged recognition was given by the boys to the distinguish ed visitor, concluding with thirty-six voices crying, "Turner! Turner! A speech from Turner!" The honorable gentleman cheerfully and cordially consented, and addressed the meeting some fifteen minutes, touch ing mainly upon pension legislation in the fiftieth congress, and the methods of the respective parties in congress touch ing such legislation. At the conclusion of Mr. Turner's re marks, a motion was made to appoint a Committee on Resolutions, and was adopted by an unanimous rote. F. Dan ford, Esq., was appointed chairman, and G. W. Tunnell, L. Jones and J. Word Carson were the other members of the committee. Col. Olson had by this time despaired .of telling the object of the meeting, and was seated to take in his share of the en thusiasm, now warming all the proceed ings into a thing of life and action. The Committee on Resolutions retired to un adjoining room, organized and gathered around a table to '"resolute" .n!u ' whereas; but by this time the boys had concluded to uncork some speeches, too long pent up. S. C. Robb was called upon, and he marched right out to the skirmish line snd commenced firing. At the first shot ftbouc seventy-five heels struck the floor, and a turmoil, of sufficient proportions to wake the city marshal from his afternoon so ooze, ensued; but Robb stayed with hia speech, which, between hiB own zeal and the cheers of the boys, was thoroughly emphasized. One speech was not enough; nor two; nor three; nor four! One after another was called until fully a dozen orations, burning with fire, zeal and en ergy, had been turned into the common cause of W. H. Willcos's candidacy for register of the United States laud office at Wa-Keeney, Kansas. The boys by this time were all in the front rank, and pressing to the front with a determination that brcoks no question of doubt or delay. At this juncture, the Committee on Resolutions came in and reported the following preamble and resolutions: Whereas: A Register for the U. S. Land Office at Wa-Keeuey is about to be appointed; and Whereas: There is an old soWier, worthy and competent, asking for the ap pointment of U. S. Register of the said Land Office; bo it Rewired, That we, old Union soldiers of the war of the rebellion, earnestly re qupst thG Hon. E. J. Turner aud the en-ri-A Kansas delegation to give this place to said applicant, the old soldiers being the rightful heirs to these places, when possessing, otherwise, the requisite quali fications therefor. Resolved, That the granting-of this, our respectful petition, will place the old soldiers of this assembly under lasting grafitnde, and command their cordial recognition of the services of the eminent gentlemen herein addressed. The report of the Committee was unan imously adopted by a rising vote, not a man in the house keeping his seat; and not a nnn in the assembly of thirty six old soldiers ever voted more willingly or cordially or emphatically in support of any measure. The thirty-six signed the petition for Mr. Wilicox's appointment, and they will stand by him to the finish. After adjournment, the old boys and our congressman had a social chat J. WORD CARSON, Secretary. Teachers' Examination. At the examination of applicants for teachers' certificates, on Friday and Sat urday of last week, twenty-six persons responded. Three of these failed to pass the examination. The twenty-three who were successful have been awarded cer tificates as follows: SECOND GRADE. A E McCollum. D H Morgan. Mrs L M Wilson. Carrie M 8weet Ora H Wilkin. Mrs M Hunt Hattie Jenkins. Elise Neuenschwan- Mary Shepherd. C F Goodwin. der. Dora Anderson. THIRD ORADB. Mary Stephens. Pha D Harlan. Jennie Dray. Mary Bundy. Jessie Welch. Bertha Morgan, Lottie L Marshall. Lillie Smith. Gertrude Snyder. Vina DeVoas. C. S. Jobnwn. P. 8 We have to:sh1 the name of some one who passed tte examination, or figly twenty-two were granted certificate.' Remember the reunion Post meeting this evening, Sheriff Hopkins, of Gove.connty, was in town Monday night 8. L. Kay, of Sharon Springe, was in the city yesterday, on business, A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. C, G, Brady last Saturday afternoon. J. H. Spenser is the new day opera tor at the U. P. station at this place. J, M. Patten and family, of Dighton, were in town the fore part of the week. Every old soldier in Trego county should get ready to attend the reunion. Edward, son of W. H. Willcox, start ed back to Peoria, DL, Tuesday mor ning. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Forrester have a boy whose birth occurred on Friday of last week. George, son of Bishop Thomas, of the Episcopal church, is in the city with Rev. Mr. Morrill. Reunion Arrangements Committee meeting at the court room at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Mrs. W. G. Marshall started to Iowa on Friday of last week to make a some what protracted visit. A. J. McCollum, of the Saline valley, tells us that he has some of the Early Dent corn, for sale for seed. Our good fnend,Ed. Griffith, of Adair precinct, left two watermelons at this of fice last Saturday afternoon. Rev. F. L. Walker will preach at the Willcox school house, in the Smoky val ley, on Sunday, September 15, at 8 o'clock P.M. A picked nine from Wa-Keeney played a picked nine at Ellis Thursday afternoon. The Ellisites came out ahead 29 to 12. The cool spells of weather check, in a measure, the consumption of watermel ons, but prairie-chicken hunting goes on relentlessly. The Donkey social at Captain Han na's, Thursday evening, was enjoyed thoroughly by the large number who were present. Posters have been put up in town, advertising the soldiers' reunion to be held in Wa-Keeney Sept. 25 to 27, inclu sive. Ellis Review. D. H. Henkel iB making elaborate improvements on his sod house, east of town. He and his family will occupy it for a winter residence. Mrs. Mary Berry, late of Stockton, has moved to Wa-Keeney. She occupies the Heilig residence. This is the lady who bought H. F. iVlorse's timber claim. Rev. H. H. Morrill arrived in town Thursday forenoon, and will be here un til next Monday evening. Notice of his appointments appears elsewhere in this issue. Our friend, A. S. Marshall, brought to town last Saturday the first load of corn of the season. It was of good qual ity. He sold it at twenty-five cents a bushel. Jerry Sheehan returned to Ellis last week, and on Saturday was brought be fore Justice Ross, and fined 100 and sentjto juil for thirty days. Ellit Review, Aug. so. Rev. H. H. Morrill will hold Episco pal services in the court house Sunday, September 8, morning and evening. Sub ject for morning sermon, Temperance from the Church Standpoint. The Committee on Arrangements for the reunion is to have a meeting in the court room this afternoon, at 2 o'clock. A full attendance of all the members should be a matter of course. F. P. Stearns and C. L. Prouty, of Dighton, passed through town Friday of last week, enroute to Hoxie. Mr. Stearns is a candidate for register of the Wa-Keeney Land Office. Gove City Republican,6. It required six days to thresh the grain grown by W. S. Harrison, of Trego county, so the World says, and still there are people who say they raised nothing in that county the past season. Hill City Time. Last Saturday afternoon a picked nine from Ellis came np to show Wa Keeney's first pine how to play base ball. One of the nine from Ellis was a Kansas City player. The game wound up in fa vor of Wa-Keeney 13 to 12. From John A. Nelson, we learn that the wife of Sam Pliley died at Bancroft; Mo., on the 14 ult She left this county something over a year ago, and was sick then. It is expected that Mr. Pliley will move back to Trego county before long. We are in receipt of an invitation to be at the concert at Buffalo Park on the 10 inst, at 8 o'clock p. x. This concert is to'be given by the Woodford band in honor of the opening of -the G. A, R. Me morial College. We hope to be able to be present. District Clerk Metz, accompanied by his wife and child, started east Tuesday morning. Mrs. Metz and child went to Iowa to visit for about six weeks. Mr. Metz stopped at St. Joseph, Mo., to buy some goods for Marshall & Ufford. Be is expected back home to-day. Will Moore, the trusty butcher, went east Tuesday evening. He was going to Chicago, and from there to Indiana, and expected to be back home in about six weeks. This leaves Mr. Baker with an over abundance of work, bat he under stands his bnsuMar in all its rtntafla. and willaJoinoo4shap . , Congressman Turner arrived in town by Monday evening's west-bound train, and remained here for twenty-four hours. He met many of our people for the first time. He attended the old soldiers' meet ing Tuesday afternoon, and don't belong the crowd who shouts, "This old soldier racket is plajed out.1" Some of the best furniture of The Cleveland Hotel at Wa-Keeney has been purchased of W. C. L. Beard for the New Windsor of Hays City. Hays Sen tinel. Yes, and enough was bought to come to two thousand dollars. A man was up from flays during the fore part of the week to pack this furniture. It was shipped there about the middle of the week. Mrs. A. C. Frick has been prevented from walking for over a week, on ac count of cutting one of her feet with a piece of glass. During the night of the accident the gentle zephyrs stole through the window, and blew a lamp chimney to the floor. Mrs. Frick, hearing the crash, arose from her bed to see about it In the darkness she stepped upon a frag ment of the lamp chimney, cutting a deep gash in her foot. G. C. Deiterich, of the Smoky valley, started to Galesburg, HI., Thursday mor-. ning. His brother is the general agent of a life insurance company for all of that state outside of Chicago. G. 0. went to Galesburg to take charge of that busi ness. His family remain on the ranch for the present. He will be back here in the course of a few weeks, and, on his re turn to Galesburg, they will accompany him. Mr. Deiterich's many friends in this county will wish him abundant suc cess in his new field of labor. Spicer, the noted tailor of Wa-Keeney, has located in Hays, and now occu pies the Mittlemeier building, on south Main street. Spicer carries a fine stock of goods, and employs four first-class tai lors. He has been making clothes for people in nearly every town in the west Hays Sentinel, j. Spicer is a splendid, as well as noted, tailor. He never will make you a suit of clothes that won't fit and wear. On Sunday last the Union Pacific railway began its fast mail service be tween Kansas City and Denver, making close connections with fast mail service between eastern points and Kansas City. This has been brought about principally by the untiring efforts of the leading bus iness men of Denver, who for the past three years have been agitating the sub ject. The first of these fast trains left Kansas City last Sunday, at 11:15 a. m., and arrived in Denver at 7:45 the next morning, effecting a saving of two hours and forty-five minutes over the old sched ule. L. E. Fuller has left at this office samples of corn grown on the farm of Mr. Marquand, . who lives on Spring creek, in Trego county. The ears of corn measure from 12 to 14 inches in length, and are the finest we have seen in this country. Mr. Marquand's crops-are all big this 3 ear. In fact, that part of Trego county always raises good crops, and is considered a lucky strip of coun try. Wo are inclined to think, however that good farming has as much to do with it as luck. Ellis Rezitw, Antr. o. Ex-Sheriff Bakor has some samples of corn from the Marquand place, which are of about as good quality as you are apt to see anywhere. Golden Wedding. The golden wedding of Judge aud Mrs. A. J. Harlan is to occur at their pleasant home, in this city, on the 18 in stant, at 8 o'clock p. m. Three hundred invitations have been issued. Their hosts of friends, not only here, but in Missouri and other states, will wish them a new lease of life with all its attendant joys. Irrigation in Western Kansas. Ag. College Industrialist. The following letter from Senator Plumb, in reply to a letter enclosing a copy of the report published last week, is explicit and emphatic. The conclu sion is essentially that which the Com mittee sent by the Board of Regents formed, and tried to impress upon the farmers of the western counties, that ad justment of the agriculture to the actual conditions of nature affords the only im mediate, if not the final, relief from drought in midsummer. The Station has already undertaken experiments in the growth of the grain and fodder plants, including a variety of sorghums, best suited to resist dry weather, and will add still futher efforts. The farmers them selves must put their energetic ingenuity at the same work, and meanwhile must make- the best possible use of the means at hand, even in the Buffalo grass they wish to supplant with a more thrifty vegetation! They may be assured that help, if available, will come all the soouer for their efforts to escape the need: Hxlxna, Montana, August 6,1889. Geo. T. Falrchlld, Esq., Manhattan Kansas. Dear Sir I am in receipt of your favor of the 25th ult covering copy of letter to Senator Stewart , Chairman of Commit, on Irrigation. That there is great need of increased wa ter supply in the western third of Kansas, there can be no doubt; that is to say, if agnoultnre, as practiced in the eastern 4 FTJIA WH1 OP QFTlQAlt 400M partottheStatcistobecarriedpn. The. question as to how tluVwater fe to be sck cured, if at all, is one of very considerable moment The State of Colorado has ijy its con stitution appropriated all the water which flows in all the streams in that State. Good lawyers assure me that this appro priation is legal, and if it be so then of course no water can ever be derived for Western Kansas from the streams that flow through Colorado, until the Colorado people have been f nllv snnnlied. It is possible, and perhaps even proba- oie, tnat a moderate supply may be ob tained by means of the subterranean flow in the channels of the Arkansas and Smoky Hill Rivers. Even if the water supply can be had the qnestion remains as to whether the Government should en gage in furnishing it or whether it ehonld be left to private capital and enterprise. There is much to be said on both sides; but at all events it is due to candor that I sny that no immediate relief is likely to be had; and it will take some rime, and I fear some years, before any practical re enlt to Western Kansas can come from the investigations to be carried on by the Committee. I had no desire to serve on this Com mittee, and only accepted it with great reluctance because of the interest I knew the subject had for the people of Western Kansas, whom I am constrained by dntv as well as by sentiment to serve in all proper wavs. I shall hope that before the Committee concludes its investigations, some way may be opened whereby the necessary water supply for the section under consid eration may be procured. Truly yours, P. B. Plttmb. Collyer on the Committees. Ladies of the Collyer Woman's Relief Corps have been assigned to reunion com mittee work as follows: Ok Arrangements Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Burns. On Supplies Mrs. Larson and Mrs. Robb. On Finance Mrs. Blackwill and Mrs. Carlton. The Verdict Unanimous. W. D. Suit, Druggist, Bippus, Ind., tes testifies: "I can recomend Electric Bitters as the very best remedy. Every bottle sold has given relief in every case. One man took six bottles, and was cured of rheumatism of 10 years standing." Abra ham Hare, Druggist, Belleville, Ohio, affirms: "The best selling medicine I have ever handled in my 20 years' expe rience is Electric Bitters." Thousands of others have added their testimony, so that the verdict is unanimous that Elec tric Bitters do cure all diseases of the liver, kidneys or blood. Only a half dol lar a bottle at Dr. Jones's Drug store. 2 Soda Springs, Idaho. The splendid new Idanha Hotel erected last year at Soda Springs, Idaho, is now open for the season under the direct management of the Union Pacific railway. This hotel is first-class in every respect, with all the modern conveniences, and will accommodate comfortably several hundred guests. The medical springs which abonnd about Soda Springs are noted for their curative properties, and many remarkable cures have been recorded. Splendid hunting and excellent fishing is to be found a few miles from Soda Springs. Good livery and guides always to be had. For further information address, E. L. Lomax, Gen'l Pass. Agent, 547-5 Omaha, Neb. NOTICE. All persons are forbidden to hunt o shoot game on my grounds, Sec. 18 and 19, under penalty of law. W. S. Harbison. HOTBED PLANTS! Ready to transplant. Leave orders at Geo. Baker's meat market, or by mail 529-tf G. T. Galloway. TVrOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Land Office at Wa-Keeney. Kan., ) August 10, 1889. 1 -4745 Notice is hereby given that the following-named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the Regiter and Receiver, at Wa-Keeney, Kansas, on September 28, 1889, yiz.: Alexander Hazlett, D. S. No. 11,389 for the ee Ji sec 23, tp 13, r 25, west 6th P. M. He name the following witnesses to prove his continnoos residence npon and cultivation of said land, viz: Daniel McKnight, James Tague, Theo dore H. Courtney, Samuel flarlin, of Banner, Kara. 446 w. u. l. .heard, Register. TVTOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kansas, ? .... .., Augut 18, 1889. J N0 844 Notice is hereby given that the following-named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before register and receiver, U. S. land office, at Wa-Keeney, Kansas, on October 12, 1889, viz: George W. Staplin, H. E. No. 11135, for the ne quarter of section 26, town 13 s, range 21 w. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz.: Orlando Carlson, Bruce E. Furbeck, Milton H. Johnson, William H. Bell, of Kills, g & w. u. Li. BEARD, Register. "NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that on the 16th day of December, 1839, and for two consecutive days there after, at my place of business, in Wa-Keeney, Kansas, I will proceed publicly to adjust and allow demands against the estate and effects of James P. Smith, assignor. All creditors must exhibit their demands at said time and place, or they will be precluded from any benefit of said estate. MS-is GEO. 1. VERBECK, Assignee. ' SS MM M WsttV tMiaiorvjiww.maaiuuir. M watca la tM world. naud. Heavy Salul Gol4 MM. Tir. .UaatiBtTCam. acta latwi land genu MS, with works ad case of cqaal valaa, UnePeraoaiaaaca la. calt:r can aecnra one ftaa. taprtker lriti ocr Urgaaadral mxblt Una cf Haoaefaold ttaaaplr. Tktataiarplc, a well at th watch, wa aradl Put. and attar too bars kt tt-rt In vnor Lotna for 4 catli and aaowa tbttn ta faoa trao but iura called, Ibrr becoroaToar own vivymr- laaa who write t one ran be sore f itcelilaa; tba Watte! and Saaaplea. Werr all eapms fre'rtt.rte. Addnas aUfa &. c. Box eta, ftUq. Mf . C. M, HENKEL, Watchmaker f Jeweler A ttae awaortavea Jewelry of Ml Hads always rwaeag ox BBS watcaes, jewelry,. etc.. I-HflM I BB " nwrS . mmuaaejouutor'pm.pKr Badger Lumber Co., -DEALERS IX- Lumber, Goal, Lime, Cement, Sash, Doors And Other Building Material. Have a supply of the Celebrated ROCK SPRINGS COAL always on hand. Screen Doors and Sash. Parties needing Lumber or other building material should call and get our figures. Washington St & Railroad Ave. A. T. GREENWOOD, -AGENT PERKINS : WINDMILLS Dealer in Pumps and Plumbing Supplies. All Kinds of Repairing Done on Short Notice Work Warranted. Shop with Leonard Schmitt, WA-KEENEY, KANSAS. II Mmk rllH'H SBSSyMMaBnaaaaaaaaan. I'll? II WmMyJ!fmwi Kelly Habdwajre (AGENTS DEERING REAPERS and MOWERS Weir and Deere' Plows and Cultivators, The Springfield Superior Grain Drill, Keystone Corn Planters, Horse Rakes, CXCarry a roll Stock ot? SHELF AND HEAVY HABDWABE, XBON, STEEL, COFEEB. GLASS Plow and Wagon Wood Stock, Etc. East Side Franklin Strekt, - - WA-KEENEY, KANSAS C3-. IKI. ZDZEWIEir C-'Carrles a Full Stock of v? Of Every And is Selling it at PRICES WHICH DEFY COMPETITION A big line of Sofas, Safes, Bureaus, Chairs, Safes, Tables, Bedsteads, Baby Carriages, Etc. New Goods are constantly arriving. I Have a Fine Hearse, and am Prepared to do Undertaking in all its Branches CSlty MEAT - MARKET, BEST PRICES PAID OF JLLXi CASH PAID FOR d(. . DvUAA,t $U 3e $A.ow3 diUil Qv&vw JTT HP T TXT G afYTTnP and end with yoar ordar and saYO 5 par pent Write tor Lflll XJtUL UD JL owlIlaetrtMCATAM)anEaBdprifUC5erfro. 4 fin finnH. Clok-SMtt. eta'- ftromthlatgertatecfclattia Wt afartcrn pritaa. lft&t Catania. - " - i Yhe pxsma. coavojuso urt A. J. DAVJS, Managtr F0R- A BIG OFFER, AS I expect to be elected to the office of register of deeds and will go out of the land business January 1, I will sell all my lands cheap; and 1 have sev eral thousand dollars of Eastern money that I want to loan at some rate want something for it. I also have land in Eastern Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Ar kansas, etc., to trade for land in Western Kansas Kansas. Call and see me. I im going to close out. a f. Mcknight, Wa-Keeney, Kansas. & Implement Co. FOB) Description, FOR FAT STOCK SCEILTIDS. 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