OFFICIAL PAPER OP TEEGO COUIfl.
- COW1CK& WELCH. Editors and Publishers
Satukdax, Februaby 14, 1891.
Diphtheria has -disappeared.
- Miss Mary Bandy is well again.
Trego County Alliance meets to-day.
Mrs. John H.
March has the scarlet
The Hays City Republican is .three
Buy your good, old-fashioned iom
iny at Bestor's.
Geo. Xoung, of Gibson, was in town
briefly last Saturday.
J. J. Keraus, of Downer, made us a
friendly call last Saturday.
Judge Osborn and Ed. Kea went to
jGotb City, Monday, to hold court.
Prof. Thomas Pouts, of Collyer, was
in the county capital last Saturday,
School has been somewhat interfered
.with this week on account of sickness.
A ladies literary society, Wa-Keen-.ey
will soon be the "Bostin" of the West.
We met J. W. Beynolds last
Saturday, the first time since he came
iiome from Colorado.
There seems to be a revival in the I.
O. O. F. lodge at this place. One or more
initiations every night.
Mrs. E. A. Carmichael and her
mother, Mrs. Grill, are both sickwith the
prevailing throat disease.
Plant nothing but Landreth's gar
den seeds. Always fresh and reliable,
C. C. Bestor, Sole Agent.
A talk with a number of our farmers
last Saturday reveals the fact that winter
wheat is looking splendid.
Geo. W. Cross, our very efficient
register of deeds, has been, in Topeka this
week learning to be a statesman.
The Ellis Review thinks there are
some young men in that tpwn that would
ibe benefitted by a dose of strap oil.
Ths Djghton Jotn nal has commenced
aipon its sixth year. It is a good paper
.and we wish for its continued success.
A. S. Marshall, of the Saline, has
traded for a Missouri farm but does not
give poeession here until next September.
Hon. W. E.King -was in Wa-Keeney
last Saturday. He thinks there will not
he any very radical legislation this
Episcopal service at the court house,
Sunday, February 15th by Bev. T. W.
Cowgill, morning and evening, at the
Prof Hudson Harlan, of Ogallah,
author of those irrigation articles which
have attracted so much attention, was in
iho hub last Saturday.
William Hoobler, W. B. Cypher and
A. S. Peacock, all of Willcox, and a trio
-of the best men in Trego county, were in
Wa-Keeney last Saturday.
W. A. Eppler, of Adair, is the champi
on rabbit hunter of this section. He in
formed us on Thursday he had taken over
100 scalps so far. Ellis Review
.Last Sunday was the nearest ap
proach to winter wo have had this season.
The mercury hovered very closely to zero
.all day and the wind was almost a hurri
cane. Hon. W. F. King and Hon. I.L. Mc
Garvie both Eay that Ben. C. Bich, as
chief clerk of the house, is adding addi
tional lustre to the already enviable fame
xrf Trego County.
We have been requested to announce
that the ladies of Wa-Keeney will meet at
the residence of Mrs. F. S. Diebold next
Thursday evening, February 19th for the
purpose of organizing a literary society.
The Dighton Journal says that every
detail for the Hour mill has been comple
ted and that it is a sure go. The Lane
County Herald places a rooster at the top
of its columns in commemoration of the
. Mrs. M. Alsop called one day this
week. In conversation with hershe'sta-
tedthat she had met John Barrett and
family, when in Washington a few weeks
eince, and that th'ey were doing well and
liked their new home.
We call the attention of our local chess
layers to a communication from the
Hays City Chess Club. They will govern
themselves accordingly. We have just
received a letter of 1ST. A. Yoss, of Hays
City in which he says that 'they will be
very glad to meet the" inyincibles "from
Wa-Keeney as they aru always anxious to
learn something " We are still banking
on Judge Harlan and G. M. TJfibrd.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Baker entertained
nbout forty of their friends last Tuesday
evening, February 10th, 1801, the same
being the 47th anniversary of Mr. Baker's
birthday, although this fact was not gen
erally known. The universal expression
of all present was: "A glorius time."
The efforts of Mr. and Mrs. Baker to pro
vido a pleasant entertainment were suc
cessful to the highest degree and thor
oughly appreciated. We hope George
will ljve at lasf 47 3 ears longer and that
we may "be permitted to assist in celebra
ing each recurring anniversary with the ;
jame delightful company. j
An epidemic of scarlet fever prevails.
Mrs. Geo. I. Yerbeck has an attack
of malarial fever.
H. EL Walker is visiting relatives in
Bock Island, Illinois.
J. L. Morton's little child is quite
sick with scarlet fever.
Dr. F. H. Conger came in from
Kansas City yesterday morning,
Dr. A. B. Jones was called to Collyer,
professionally, the first of the week.
More sickness just at present than
we ever knew of in Wa-Keeney before.
Miss Fannie Priestly has been confin
ed to her bed with pleurisy for a couple of
County Clerk Hoar went to Topeka
Monday on most important business
connected with Trego County.
Those whom we spoke of last week
as having Bcarlet fever are all getting
alone nicely. The disease does not seem
to be of the malignant type.
3F. S, Swiggett has removed to Coll
yer. He will be in Wa-Keeney every
Monday with a complete line of samples
for those who may want tailoring 'done.
Cashier B. C. Wilson, of the First
National Bank, was absent from his ac
customed place behind the counter sever
al days this week, on account of sickness
in the family.
T. A. Miller, of Edmond, Kansas,
died February 5, 1891. Mr. Miller was
the father of Mrs. Ed. Welch, the junior
publisher of the Worm). Mrs. Welch
attended the funeral.
Mrs. Benedict desires to sell her en
entire stock of Millinery. Any person
wanting to engage in a good paying bus
iness will do well to call on her. Will
explain reason for selling.
In the case, State of Kansas vs C. S.
Evans, in the Gove county district court
this week, a nolle was entered by the
county attorney. Evans is the man who
has been boarding at Sheriff Courtney's
hostelry for several weeks.
The prospects for a full wheat crop is
certainly flattering at this time. We are
credibly informed that a number of our
farmers are unable to procure wheat for
spring sowing. Cannot some arrangement
be made so that all who wish may have
seed? They are not askinj? for charitv
and expect to pay it back.
Judge Osborn was naturalizing a
squad of Swedes and Germans at Gove
City this week when he ran up to a
dutchman, who, in reply to an interrogary,
said that.he had lived in Missouri for 24
years. Judge couldn't let that statement
pass without saying to the applicant, with
a merry twinkle: "You stood it there
longer than I could." The laugh went
round and the dutchman remarked: "Yell
berhapsitvas shust-as well for Missury
dot you leef when you did. Yaw. Yaw.
Chorus by the audience.
We were in Gove City one day this
week. Gove City is not a city at all. oar-
adoxical as this statement may appear
but is a thriving little village, and has
the prestige of being the County seat of
Gove County. Court was in session.
Judge Osborn was presiding and was
despatching business at the rate of about
a case a minute. Ed. Bea, the stenograph
er, was drawing his salary right along
but we didn't 6ee that he had special du
ties to perform. Curme used to pay his way
by enlightening the ordinary people on
political ethics etc., Bea doesn't do this
and some have the impression that he is
stuck up. Business seemed about as dull
as in our court. The membors of the
Gove County bar, Jones, McMath and
Todd are all good attorneys and mighty
clever fellows. Of course we met O. B.
Jones and J. F.Jones, editors of the Gove
County Gazeette. O. B. Jones is also the
efficient district clerk. The boys are get
ting up a good paper, and we are pleased
to be able to say so for we think they
deserve it. We called at the store of our
old Missouri friend, Dr. J. M. Davis but
he was sick at home and we did not get
to see him. Joe Poffenberger was plying
his vocation at the hotel. He is just as
jolly as ever and while he didn't say so in
words we are certain that he would like
to be back in Wa-Keeney. Gove City
seems to be holding its own as well as
other towns in the neighborhood.
Poor Proof Heading.
Last week an item appeared in the
World which only proves the necessity
of extreme care in proof reading: Of
course quarantining wad not guaranteeing
was meant. Hero is the item alluded to:
"Wa-Keeney has a board of health com
posed of Geo. Baker. F. S. Diebold and
Dr. A. B. Jones, and in view of preva
lence of diphtheria and other contagious
diseases, they purpose "gauranteeing"
Grand "Wolf Hunt
Ellis, Adair, Ogallah and the citizens of
Trego and Ellis Counties generally will
indulge in a grand wolf hunt next Wed
nesday, February 18th, commencing at
10 o'clock A. M. The central point or
where the hunt will close is at Henry Cut
ler's in Ogallah township. Everybody is
invited to participate.
Ed. Welch, one of the proprietors of
the Wa-Keeney World, was married last
week to Miss Dollie Miller, at Edmond.
This is the first intimation we have had
that any Norton county girls would
marry an editor. If there are any more
so careless about their demeanor they
may negotiate with two thirds of the
Norton editors. Norton Cigmfiw.
"We Have Hot .Been Called.
The Wa-Keeney World propounds this
question: Not a criminal case on our
docket and not a jury trial this term.
Where ia the county in Kansas that can
beat this? Ellis Review.
ABewBarbed "Wire IPenco, Prob
ably. The Bepublican will, if all signs do not
fail, shortly have some good news for our
readers. Matters are being considered
that if brought to a focus will very mater,
ially change the aspect of things in this
locality. Watch out! Russell Sfrings
Latest from Topeka.
The house committee on railroads have
introduced a bill favoring a reduction of
one-half cent in passenger rates. The two
year redemption mortgage law is recom
mended by the house for passage. Also
the bill abolishing waiver of appraisment.
W. H. McBride is confirmed by the sen
ate as Web. Wilder's successor. Enemies
of prohibition receive but little comfort
either in the senate or house.
Check and Mate!
Those in favor of organizing a chess
association for Western Kansas say from
the Colorado line to Salina will please
communicate. Our idea is to form local
chess clubs. After these are fairly star
ted the neighboring clubs can get togeth
er to teach and beat leach other, and fin
ally we can agree, on some central place
for the purpose of organizing, getting per
sonally acquainted, play chess and have
lots of fun. Hays City Chess Club.
We learn from what seems indisputable
authority that Otis B. Kessler, of Collyer,
was married last week to Miss Elnora
McKnight, of Clay Center, formerly of
Wa-Keeney. The World desires to ex
tend congratulations and best wishes to
Mr. and Mrs. Kessler. We have known
Mr. Kessler for several years and esteem
him highly. He is a good business man and
success surely awaits him. The bride is
well known here and is a most estimable
Business Men's Literary.
The Business Mens' Literary Society
was held last Wednesday evening at the
office of the district clerk. Pierce Metz
was chairman. The question for discus
sion was: ''Resolved that capital punish
ment should be abolished." The affirma
tive was maintained by John A. Nejson
and W. H. Dann and the negative by
Pierce Metz and C. E. Cosby. The judges
were Schuyler Opp, W. E. Saum andF.
S. Diebold, and their decision was in fa
vor of the negative.
A motion was introduced by N. W.
Shuler changing the time for which the
president of the society should be elected.
Motion will be acted upon in two weeks
under the rules
The Prohibitory law of Kansas will be
discussed week after next.
The sixth congressional district alliance
met at Stockton, Kansas Feb.7tb, 1391.
The following officers were elected: J. W.
Sampson, of Osborne, president; J. J.
Griebel, of Books, -vice president; W. M.
Smith, of Lincoln, sec'y; A. S. Cook, of
Mitchell, treas.; B. Mitchell, of Lincoln,
chaplain; A. McArthy, of Wallace,
Steward; Eleven counties were represen
ted as follows: Mitchell, Osborne, Lin
coln, Sheridan, Ellis, Graham, Wallace,
Books, Trego, Phillips and Bussell. Noth
ing new in the resolutions adopted except
that the right of franchise is demanded
for the women of our state, and the pro
per officers are requested to enforce the
laws. A resolution declaring in favor of
retaining our two forestrys was also adop
ted. A resolution endorsing the action
of the three F. M. B. A. members of the
Illinois legislature in refusing to cast
their vote for U. S. Senator with either of
the old parties was tabled
Hill City was selected as the place of
ahe next meeting.
E. D. Wheeler represented Trego
County and was appointed chairman.of
the committee on constitution and by
laws. Sometimes a Barrel Stave Beats
We remember an old fable in the back
part of Webster's old spelling hook abont
a boy who was caught in an old man's
apple tree. The old man told him to come
down bnt the young sauce box plainly
said ho would' not The old man then-J
began pelting the boy with tnrf which
only made him laugh. Well, said the old
man, if gentle words and kind treatment
will not bring you down then I must try
something else, and began pelting the
lad with stones, which soon caused him
to climb down and beg the old man's par
don. We were reminded of this old sto
ry last week. A certain petite school
ma'am who teaches within a few miles of
Wa-Keeney and who is amiability person
ified, had a most incorrigible pupil, a
young man almost grown,who refused to
ponder over his books as sll good pupils
should do and although the teacher had
treated him most kindly, and had smiled
upon him with her most saccharine smile
he would defiantly respond by saying
"I don't have to." He was absolutely ob
durate and unyielding, and after entirely
exhausting her stock of patience, she
thought of the old man and the bad boy
in the apple tree and wont for him with
barrel staves. After several staves were
broken over tb.e y. m. he fled and has not
been heard of since in the neighborhood
of that school house. The moral of all
this seems to he
Moral suasion is jrood.l w
but sometimes a barrel stave is better.
Four of a Kind.
Last week the Graham county commis
sioners were placed under arrest for mis
demeanor in office, the county attorney
proceeding on his own information. They
were charged with alio wing several claims
that were not verified, as provided by sta
tute. It seems to be a mere technical
offense or omission on the part of the
commissioners as no charge is made that
the bills allowed were not just, nor that
they were for more than .the legal
price for such services. In short the coun
ty attorney, at the expense of the county
wan ted to even up with the Commission
era because they had reduced his salary.
The Commissioners did a very foolish
thing when they adjusted the salary of
the county attorney as they did in Gra
ham county. If they knew anything
about public business they knew that it
was not in thejineof economy; but that is
no justification for the reckless manner in
which the county attorney squanders the
money of the county in retaliation for a
real or fancied grievance. QJhe people foot
these bills and in the long run they will
discover that the Commissioners made a
mistake which is costing them dearly.
There is a difference between a prosecu
tion and a persecution winch ought to be
made clear to the county attorney of Gra
Its "Agin the Constitutun."
The year of 1890 will go down to pos
terity as the most remarkable one in the
history of Kansas both for its political
upheaval and general failure of crops.
Trego County has suffered with the rest
but her farmers being a provident class
have saved enough out of the abun
dance of other years to partially tide
them over the hard times that follow in
the wake of such failures. Go into any
homesteader's house and seethe quarters
of beef, sides of fresh pork and smoked
hams hanging from the rafters, furnishing
silent evidence that the Tregonian raises
his own meat and has plenty to eat if he
does have to file his teeth occasionally to
get away with the one year old heifer he
he butchered in the fall. Then when the
hardy settler pauses to fill his pipe with
the fragrant weed engage him in convers
ation and he will tell yeu he-'s well fixed
and the only thing thats-troubling him is
where to get enough seed to sow the com
ing spring. Ask him if he don't think
the County ought to furnish it and take
the notes of the farmers as security?
and he will wax eloquent explaining the
advantage such a echeme possesses and
invariably end with a sigh but "It's
agin the constitution."
When the present indications are so
promising for a crop it seems a pity that
our farmers should not have sufficient
seed to sow, and while it is not constitu
tional to take the County funds for the
puopose of buying seed grain yet, I think
some scheme can be devised to evade the
law if a committee get together and dis
cuss the matter thoroughly. At Bussell
the County Commissioners- have hired
the farmers to get out rock and pile them
at the depot to be sold as oppor
tunity offers. Not constifcutinnal, but
it is done, although I suppose any person
who wishes could enjoin such a proceed
ing. The probability is Bussell wouldn't
be a healthy place for him to lfee- in if he
Let the Alliance appoint a committee
to confer with our business men and carry
out some scheme whereby sueh of our
farmers as need seed can get it by giv
ing security, and a low rate of interest.
Trego County needs no outside help
but some of her farmers must have seed
in order to raise a crop, and if they do
not obtain it, will be compelled to an
swer next fall, when told the flour barrel
is empty "Its agin the constitution" Ma
ria; but it can't be helped. Mosseack;
For the week ending Feb. 7th. 1891.
Stewart, Will. M.
A. J. Harlan, Postmaster.
TtfOTICE FOB PUBLICATION.
land Office at Wa-xeenoy, Kansas, ) ... eo,
February 7, 1891. 'P-6233
Notice Is hereby given that the following named
pettier has filed notice of Ms intention to make
final proof in support of his claim, and that Paid
proof will be made before the register and receiver
of the U. S, land office at Wa-Keeney, Kansas, on
March 21, 1891, viz- Charles E. Dazey Homestead
Application Ho 6899, for the Southwest quarter
of section 28, township 10, south, range 2z, west of
tho 6th P. M.
He names the following witnesses to prove hia
continuous residence upon and cultivation of, said
land, viz: Geo. W. SIcVey, Horatio Burns, David
K. Sellars, James Faulkner, all of Wa-Keeney,
Trego county, Kansas.
Lee "JIoneoe, "Register.
On Saturday the 28th day of rebruary. 1891, at
1 o'clock V. 31., at A. P. Lawrence's Livery Stable
in Wa-Keeney, in Trego county, State of Kansas. I
SELL AT PUBLIC SALE.,
the following described property, to-wit: One
brown mare mule, about 12 years old, and one sor
rel mare mule, about 13 years old, the property oi
Joseph Orice and Harriet Grice, taken on an order
of sale issued out of the office of the Clerk of the
District Court of Trego county. Kansas, in favor o
the Osborn, Monroe Henkel Land Company.
Dated February 12, 1S9L
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