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"f -?p sswgpRjf'sapiPw,jp 'S'VJTJ' S5jW5r-' vjiwv -j wrr RrspssseBwgPSwwpgppwfP3 Wtftera gatiw Wmffil OFFICIAL PAPEH OPTHEBO C0UHT7. COWfCK & C08BY, Editors and Publishers Saturday, September 13, 1890. LOCAL AND PEBSQNAL. ,- Tinware at Verbecks. 2S-3t -Eating apples at Bestor's. Window glass at Verbeck's. 28-3t New crop evaporated apricots at Bee- tor's. Do not fail to try that pure comb honey at Bestows. Verbeck's for bargains in lumber He can save you money. 28-3t Potatoes! Potatoes!! Potatoes"! at Yerbeck's. $1.40 per bnshell. 28-3t Gteo. V. York, one of Collyer's en terprising farmers, was in town Friday. Leave your orders for spring chick ens at Bestor's the day before you want them. Fresh bread always on hand. Pies and cakes made to order. E. E. CAKinCHAEIi. T. L. Fike, one of the unterrified from Collyer, attended the Democratic mass meeting last Saturday. Ton will miss something nice if you do not get a piece of Pennsylvania Ched dar cheese at Bestor's. CapL D. Fonts, one of Collyer's live merchants, was transacting business at the hub last Saturday. We learn from the Dighton Herald that there have been several fatal cases of diphtheria in Lane county. Team, wagon aud harness for sale or trade for land or cattle. G. W. Cross, Wa-Keeney, Kan. Mrs. Jos. Poffenberger and son came down from Grinnell last Friday night and Joe is now living at home in Minor Clift s house. Among last Saturday's callers were TIT A 'K'nnlnr Anrl Aaron Cockrell of Adair, two men that are always welcome at this "Shebang." Mrs. W. J. Hemphill left Tuesday evening for Seattle, Washington. Mr, Hemphill having started a week before with a car of Btock and goods. The Sovereign Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows will convene in Topeka Sept ember 15. It iB estimated that there will be over 6,000 visitors from other states. Thft La Crosse Chieftain says: If some people had three dozen children there would be thirty-five of them who would go to the postoffice every day after the mail. According to Secretary Mohler's lat est report only 56 per cent. rof the corn area of the state is worth harvesting and the average yield for the state is sixteen bushels per acre. Dr. L M. Gibson, of Hays City, was married last week to Miss Yard, of that place. The Doctor is well known in Wa Keeney and his numerous friends extend .congratulations. Jack Thomas was down from Sloey Saturday and made us a pleasant call Jack is an old timer on these prairies having ranged cattle here several years before the homesteaders came. At theDemocratiomass meeting last Saturday N. W. Shuler and T. L. Fike were selected as delegates to the con greesional convention at Colby and Henry Hille to the state convention at Wichita. The attendance was small. School commences next Monday. WJ have a good corps of teachers and we should encourage them by all the means in our power. Visit the schools and talk -with the teachers so that both pupil and toacher will know and feel that we have au interest in the work that is being done. It will pay. Capt. W. A. Abbott, who has long been with Messrs. Percival and Hatton. Seal Estate and Insurance Brokers, Des Moines, Iowa, and is one of the best known and most respected business men in that city, says: "I can testify to the oood qualities of Chamblain's Congh Bemedy. Having used it in. my family for the past eight years, I can safely say it has no equal for either colds or croup." 50 cent bottles for sale by H.J. Hille. Wo do not like to appear ungrateful, but when L L. McGarvie walked in last week with a great, big cheese and de posited it with .us. with, his compliments and then for us not to even speak ot it in our last issue does look a little as though we did not appreciate it Bat we do. The only tronble was that the cheese was too nice and fresh. Had it been an oia state one the taste would have followed ua to the office and it would not have been, overlooked. Many thanks. J. W. Hickman, of Collyer, has a horse and saddle that he has- no use for and would like to return to the owner. A couple of weeks ago a stranger put up with Mr. Hickman over night and placed his horse in Mr. Hickman's keeping. In the morning before breakfast the stranger opened an upst&ira window which opened npou a kitchen in the rear ot the hotel and, leaving hia shoes, "lit out" for the country, leaving his horse with Mr. Hick man. Bis sheriffs and setoadfffcfe-ci&sens made an effort to capture the supposed horse thief but he managed to get away jnd basnet been heard from sine. No, Emery is Hot Hera We understand that Emery Ells is now confined hi the Trego county jail at Wa- Keeney, having been bound over to the district court at his preliminary trial in Logan county, and being unable to fur- nish bonds was committed to the Wa. Keeney jaiL Hill City Democrat. Trego County Ahead. Li the case of Logan county vs Trego county, the report has Just reached us that the referee's decision is in favor of the defendant, Trego county. Our read era will remember that Logan county brought an action against Trego county to recover taxes to the amount of several thousand dollars alleged to have been collected and disbursed by Trego county after the organization of Gove county. The decision is very satisfactory to us. The Battle of Gettysburg. We beg leave to advise our readers to be sure and not forget to see the Pano rama of the Battle of Gettysburg, while in Chicago during the Exposition. Take advantage of the low rates and see Get tysburg. There is no picture in the world like this of Gettysburg; no other picture presents such a scope of country or gives such a thrilling representation of a battle. It is no wonder it is called "Chicago's Pride, and Greatest Artistic Attraction." Standing by Kansas. Kansas is all right. The emigrant wag ons that are headed east will some day be headed back. A poor crop in Kansas is not as common an occurence aB a poor crop in any other state in the union. The man who is looking for a country where the corn is always right, and where the wheat crop never fails, may as well look for Eden. There is no such place in the world. Kansas is young. Those who standby it and help it will find that it will grow into the way of helping them. Atchi'On Globe. Trego Oounty Sunday School Con vention. Th9 Trego County Sunday school con vention was held in Wa-Keeney, Sept. 10 and 11, 1890. Bev. J. A. Bright, state secretary, was present at all the sessions and, while the attendance was not quite so large as it shonld have been, the meet ings were all very interesting. The clos ing session Thursday evening was one of the best wo have ever attended and Mr. Bright although indisposed held his audience as few speakers can. He is, we believe, an earnest, conscientious. Chris tian man and is certainly the right man for the position he occupies. Our advice to all is to attend the uext convention. We hope to be able to publish a full re port of the proceedings next week. The Queen Pays AU Expenses. The Queen's last "Free Trip to Europe" having excited such universal interest, the publishers of that popular magazine offer another and S200 extra for expense, to the person sending them the largest list of English words constructed from letters contained in the three words "British North America." Additional prizes consisting of Silver Tea Sets, China Dinner Sets, Gold Watches, French Music Boxes, Portiere Cartains, Silk Dresses, Mantel Clocks, and many other useful and valuable articles will also be awarded in order of merit. A special prize of aSeal Skin Jacket to the lady, and a handsome Shetland pony to girl or boy (delivered free in Canada or United States) sending the largest lists. Everyone sending a list of not less than twenty words will receive a present. Send six 17. S. 2c stamps for complete rules, illustrated catalogne of prizes, and sample number of The Queen. Address The Canadian Queen, Toronto, Canada. Shocking Accident. Blair McMillen was in towu last Thurs day. He gave us the particulars of a sad accident which befel a seven year old son of a Mrs. Beymer, who resides just over the line in Wichita county. It ap pears that the lad was herding a small bunch of cattle, and in their wanderings over the prairie came up to an old sod house which has been abandoned for a long time. When the parties left the place instead of filling their well, they covered it over with boards and throw loose dirt over them. Knowing nothing of the existence ot this old death-trap, he accidently rode on to it The boards being light and partially rotten gave away under the weight letting both boy and pony fall to the bottom, a distance of 108 feet, instantly killing both. The body of the boy when found was covered to the depth of several feet by the caving earth. It was some time before the boy was missed. When search for him began the old well was found uncovered. The mother insisted on being lowered into the well that she might be satisfied that her boy was not in it Accordingly a rope was procured and the mother was lowered, band over hand, to the bottom, where she discovered the lifeless body ot her boy imbedded in the earth with the weight of the pony upon it The work of extricating the body was begun, which occupied those who kindly offered assistance, nearly two days. The funer al services were held at the home of the victim of the accident and was largely attended. Russell Strings Republican. Unclaimed Letters Bemaininginthe postoffice at Wa-Ke- ney, Kansas, for the weekending Septem ber 6, 1890: Bird, Simeon H.: Bolin, David: Tavlnr. J. W.; Simpson. John. b Postals. Tompson, J.; Sheets, Samuel. Persons caning for any of the above letters will pleaae Bay "Advertised." AJ.Habi4x,P.J, Try oW Sunshine. Verbeck. '28-3t New crop of Quaker Boiled Oats at Bestor's. Everything at Bestor's, fresh, new and clean. Mrs. A L. Gleason has returned from her visit to Colorado. Judge Osboru is holding court in Hays City this week. Land office business was fairly good a portion of this week. Treasurer Gibbs is busy making out tax certificates this week. Geo. Young, of Franklin township was a caller Jast Monday. Jame Powers, from Collyer, attended the Alliance meeting last Saturday. Deputy Sheriff Grant Marshall made an official trip to Bansom the first of the week. . Wm. Lemke made final proof last Saturday but he is going to stay in Trego county. County Commissioner Chas. NefF, of the third district, was in town briefly last Monday. Elder F. L. Walker is putting up a wind mill at his residence. A. T. Green wood has the contract. Tom O'Toole, one of Banner's best farmers and citizens, attended the Alliance meeting last Saturday. District court opens Monday with 90 cases on the docket and Judge Osborn on the bench. Hays City Times. Charlie Sigler gave a birthday party to some of his young friends the first of the week at his home a few miles south of towu. A most enjoyable time is reported It is strange that some one hasn't revived the very ancient chestnut that usually appears about this time of year commencing, "The meloncholic days have come," etc. We would like to inquire if the pres ent high prices on potatoes is the result of a trust. We know that our inability to procure them is not the result of a trust but rather the want of it. When a Kansas man buys a new suit of clothes he tries to get one as near the color of dust as possible and his only consideration in selecting a hat is to find one with the broadest brim. A'. C. Star. The city marshal of Leavenworth threatens to arrest all social gatherings where euchre is played for prizes. Eu chre playing and whist for prizes are the most popular social amusements in Leavenworth, it is said , and a bitter war rwill result if the marshal attempts to carry out his threats. G. M. Stanton, of Trego Center, lost a stack of wheat by lightning last Satur day. Several other stacks would have burned had the fire not been discovered by Mrs. C. M. Scott and Mary Stephens, who carried water from a well near by and put the fire out. The male popula tion of the neighborhood were away at the time. In Trego county the alliance has named as its candidate for state repre sentative Mr. I. L. McGarvie. He has been a Bepublican, is an old soldier, a true friend of western Kansas, and will be hard to defeat. He located in Os borne county in the early seventies and went to Trego county late in 1878 or early in 1879, aud has resided there ever Bince. Osborne Farmer. For many years Mr. B. F. Thompson, of Des Moines, Iowa, was severely affl icted with chronic diarrhoea. He says: "At times it was very severe; so much bo, that I feared it would end my life. About seven years ago I chanced to procure a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Eemedy. It gave me prompt relief, and I believe cured me permanently, as I now eat or drink with out harm anything I please. I have also used it in my family with the best re sults." For sale by H. J. Hille. A draft for $2,000 was received from the State Secretary of the A O. U. W. this week payable to Mary Emig, widow ot Geo. S. Emig. Mr. Emig was a mem ber of Wa-Keeney Lodge No. 220 at the time of Iub death which was announced in these columns several weeks ago. He resided in California at the time of hia death and hence some delay waB occasioned on account of distance. There is no better way to obey the Divine induction to care for the widow and orphan than to become a member of the A O. U. W. Last Saturday evening Sam Plyley and Chris Wolf, who were working for W. S. Harrison, a couple of miles south east of Wa-Keeney, came to town to do some trading. They drove Mrs. Bene dict's pony to Mr. Harrison's road cart When they were ready to go home they discovered that the pony had been untied and the whole outfit was non est comatus. On Monday morning A. P. Lawrence issued a warrant and Deputy Sheriff Grant Marshall 6tartedin pursuit of the thieves. Sometime in the forenoon of the same day W. S. Harrison and A. L. Glea son found the pony about a mile and a half southeast of here in a draw and still hitched to the cart The cart and har ness when found were considerably out of repair and the pony was scratched a lit tle. How the pony came to be where it was found can only be conjectured. From the circumstances it seems there can be no doubt that the property was stolen and it would seem that, after the thieves drove the pony a long distance, they either turned him loose or he broke from them and then wandered back toward home. Important ' U. S.LandOkfice, I Wa-Keeney, Kan, Sept 1L 1890. J To Homestead, Pre-emption and m Timber Culture Claimants and Attorneys: Yonr attention is directed to the follow ing extracts from Department Circular "A," of September 5, 1890. Registers and Receivers U. S. Land Offices: "Gentlemen: I am directed by the Honorable Secretary of the Interior, by letter of September 4, 1890, to call your attention to the attached copy of a por tion of the act of Congress, approved August 30, 1890. "Your particular attention is called to that portion of the law which restricts the acquirement of title under the land laws to 320 acres in the aggregate. "You will require from all applicants to file or enter onder any of the land laws of the United States, an affidavit showing thnt since August 30, 1890, they had not filed upon or entered, under said laws, a quantity of land which would make, with the tracts applied for, more than 320 acres. Or, provided the party should claim by virtue of the exception as to settlers prior to the act of August 30, 1890, you will require an affidavit estab lishing the fact. "As soon as practicable a blank form of affidavit will be furnished you. "Very respectfully, "Lewis A. Gboff, "Commissioner." No person who shall, after the passage of this act, enter upon any ol the public lands with a view to occupation, entry or settle ment under any of the land laws shall be permitted to acquire title to more than three hundred and twenty acres in the aggregate, under all of said laws, but this limitation shall not operate to curtail the right of any person who has heretofore made entry or settlement on the public lands, or whose occupation, entry or settlement is validated by this act District papers please copy. Lee Monboe, Kegister. A. W. Purinton, of Banner, was in the city-last Alonday. Mrs. Henry Schnltz is visiting in Knox county, Missouri. Sheriff Courtney made a business trip to Ellis last Monday. Miss Nettie Beem is studying tele graphy under J. L. Morton. Thomas Tarpey and wife, of Ogallah, were m the city last Monday. Mrs. K. B. Stonex is getting ready to make an extended visit to Illinois. O.B. Kessler, of Colljer, was a wel come visitor in Wa-Keeney last Wednes day. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. McKinley, of Ogallah, attended the Sunday School convention this week. The Wa-Keeney Wheat Growers Association are advertising for men and teams to put in -wheat. Capt. B. J. F. Hanna was under the weather for a day or two the first of the week but is able for work again. The place to look for anything iB where you lost it. We believe this will apply to crop failures in Kansas. The Center school began last Monday morning. Miss Mary Stephens is the teacher and will doubtless give satisfac tion. A. Spena, of Banner, one of our most prosperous farmers, was in Wa-Keeney Wednesday night. He is still buying cattle. Miss Ella Bray, of Burnsido, Illinois, is taking care of her sister Mrs. Creek- mur. They occupy Mrs. Millard's rooms on Franklin street A large excursion passed through here on the evening of the 10th. This was the first of a series of fall excursions. The next will be on Sept 22 Len. Smith retnrned to the Univer sity at Lawrence last Monday evening. Len. is one ot the best boys in town and we predict that he will make a success. J. C. Neal, who hnsbeen living about a mile southeast of town, left last Wed nesday for southeast Missouri where he will reside in the fnture. Mr. Neal was one of our very best citizens. Bev. J. A. Bright promised all the little girls, who wonld abstain from chew ing gum until he came again, a cabinet photograph of himself. This is all right so far as it goes but it should have iu cluded the big girls we think. We can stand it to see small girls chewing gnm but when it comes to ladies we feel like drawing the line. Tobacco chewing by men isn't half as bad. We were the victim of misplaced confidence last Saturday. As we came down from dinner (the neighbors had brought us in something during the day) we met a smooth-faced benevolent look ing old gentleman in front of the opera house who inquired if we were in the land business. We promptly, very promptly, informed him that we were and began to expatiate about our fine climate, etc., and then, thinking that the copy on the hook needed replenishing we blandlj excused ourselves with the promise of seeing him later. Cutler, Eppler, Boberts and about a half a score of others who had helped put up the job were standing around and enjoyed the proceedings immensely The benevolent looking old gentleman was Wm.Cowden, from Ogallah, whom we kBew well, bnt he had 6haved off his long heard and mustache which rendered the transformation so complete that we did not recognize him. We were not the only victim. We neverrealized so forc ibly before that whiskers, like charity, cover a multitude of deformities. We need to-thiak Cbwdea was agood-look- iagSMS YOU Some of tlie people all the time and all of the people some of tlie time; but YOU CANT FOOL All of the people all the time! The best way is not to try to fool the people at all, but FOOL YOUR COMPETITORS by selling BETTER GOODS AT LOWER PRICES than they do. This we are doing. I Can BEAT any house in the West on- All I ask is a fair trial. I can Convince you. I handle the Celebrated HAMILTON AND BROWN SHOES, known the world over. GEO. I. VERBECK. Elihu D. Neff has advertised to make final proof. L T. Hargitt, of Banner, was in Wa Keeney Monday. Miss Ella Magrane spent last Sab bath in Hays City. District court convenes one week from next Monday. A. P. Lawrence now occupies the Geo. Barrett property. W. E. Tilton expects to dehorn his cattle, consisting otabout 900, head next week. Yesterday was one of the worst days of the season. The farmers came to town just the same. Onr correspondents come to the front as usual with their budget of news from every part of the county. We want ten men with good teams and drills to put in wheat. Must come at once. B. J. F. Hanna, Seo'y. Marshall & Ufford received a large invoice of slickers one day this week. This is a sure indication of plenty of tain this fall. Pierce Melz left the first of the week for New York City, where he will boy a mammoth stock of dry goods and notions for Marshall & Ufford. Notice is hereby given that the Wa Keenpy school will open on Monday morn ing, September 15th. A full attendance is desired. Chas. H. Gibbs, Clerk. We firmly believe that the prospects for western Kansas are much brighter now than they have been for Beveral years. We think we can demonstrate this. We have received a copy of the Stockton Academician published at Stockton, Kansas, in the interest of the Academy at that place. The fall term begins Sept. 17, 1890. Word was received here Thursday of the death of John Morgan, a promi nont citizen of Gove county. Mr. Mor gan was an old citizen of western Kansas and well known in Wa-Keeney. We did not learn the particulars. High five seems to be growing in popularity while the interest in checkers iB abating somewhat. The interruption caused by Uncle Monroe's visit east has been almost fatal to the latter game. It may revive as it gets cooler. In the early history of the democrat ic party in Ellis county the good old boys like Gilkerson and Tracy and Henley and Schlyer and Treat and Fox never pnt the party to the expense and unnecessary exertion of holding a county convention. They used to meet, a few at a time, and put up a ticket which was very often suc cessful because of its obtrusive retire ment, as it were. They were shrewd, those leaders, and very seldom talked anything about democratic principles and democratic success. They used to say: "Politics are nothing, it is the men we want" Then when they got in a man, as they ran in Courtney and How ard and Arnold and Schlyer, for instance, they chuckled in quiet content, and man aged to get the papers down below to announce a great democratic victory. The bulk of this democratic vote since 1876 has been found in the Bussian towns. Those Bussians were supposed to.walk up to the polls and vote as the wise managers in Haye dictated. But somehow, this year, these Bussians con cluded that they ought to have a say themselves. To the surprise and con sternation of the managers in Hays they appeared at Saturday's convention with some candidates of their own and tied the vote on the first contested nomina tion. By means, unnecessary to mention here, the managers secured a majority af ter an ad journment of fifteen minutes; bat Lord bless the Burdocks! TfaeBua- staas are mad away down. It is exactly aafataytoweBepablicaasag it w ser-i joms to t democrats. Hays CitySentinJ. FOOL Wm. Gregory, of Willcox, gave us a call yesterday. As we go to press on Friday evening we cannot give a report of the Alliance meeting in this issue. Judge Wanzer, the defaulting post master at Hoxie was arrested in, Burling ton, Vermont, one day this week and brought to Topeka, where he now lan guishes behind the bars of the oounty jail. Surely the way of the transgressor is hard. Judge Wanzer was well thought of at Hoxie. Nearly all the men we meet when wa ask them "what's new" reply "nothing," yet when the paper does appear they kiok because it don't contain something they know. Few realize how much more in teresting the paper would be if they would tell us of these little matters they know of Let all try it a month. Ex, 0. E. Cosby, one of the Wobld edi tors, is off on a junketing tour with the Northwest Kansas Editorial Association. He left here Sunday evening and will probably not return until next Monday. The Association go to Colorado Springs, Manitou. Glenwood Springs and other points of interest on their annual excur sion. M. W. McCoy, of Keokuk. Iowa, astonished and delighted his many Wa Keeney friends by dropping in on them most unexpectedly last Wednesday! Mr. McCoy was a resident of Wa-Keeney for several years and was greatly respected by all his acquaintances. He is now engaged with his brother in the manufacture of candy and crackers at Keokuk, Iowa, and we understand has a very good business. He will remain here the rest of the week. Gasoline at VERBECK'S. tf Photographs. - I will be in my gallery in Wa-Keeney, September 19 and 20. 2t N.A.Voss Coal OH, 15c, at VERBECK'S. tf Wanted. Five hundred dozen eggs at Bestor's. For Trade. Pigs to trade for cattle, by D. W. MathewB. Notice. Farm to lease ntocked with horses, cat tie, hogs and implements. Come quick for a bargain. j d0-2t P. W. Mathews. For Sale. Section 7-12-25. Six hundred and forty acres on long time, or cheap for cash. Address, John B. Hukt. 223 S. Waller Ava, Austin, M. 12-13-4mo Wanted. An apprentice to learn the printing business. Must have fair education and come prepared to stick to it. For full particulars call on or address this office. For Bargains, In parlor and dining room furniture, carpets and stoves of all kinds, also a new buggy. Call at tha residence ot James or W. B. Kelly. Notice. I will be in Wa-Keeney September 10 and 20, prepared to do all kinds of dental work. N.Tuiizs. Notice. I will be in Wa-Keeney Thursday, Friday and Saturday September 18, 19 and 20, for the purpose of doing dental wort W. T. Woodbt. Send for a catalogue of Campbell University. The common branches re ceive special attention. A thorough course for teachers. Commercial Department thorough and practical. Largest and best Department of musio in the state. First class facilities for Arti Shorthand and" Type-writiner DepartiaentofTrfrr fanuebes situatioaa to all gradaatetl ZxpWTaryJow. Address D. J. Howso irmiml,- rwwwt -4 i . J, -"