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OFFICIAL PAPER OF TREQO COUNTY.
Satubday, August 26, 1893.
Bepubhcan .County Convention.
A republican county convention will
To& held in the court house at "Wa-Keeney,
Kansas, on Saturday, September
2nd, 1893, at 1 o'clock p. m. mountain
time, forfcb.e purpose of placing in nom
ination candidates for the following
offices-: County clerk, treasurer, sheriff,
register of deeds, county surveyor, coro
ner, clerk oi the district court to fill va
cancy and commissioner for 2nd district.
The several townships are entitled to the
following representation: Ogallah, 5;
-Glencoe, 3; Kiyerside, 4; Wa-Keeney,
14; Willcox,4; Collyer, 6; Franklin, 3.
The county central committee has rec
ommended that the primaries in the
.several townships be held on Saturday,
August 26th, at 2 o'clock p. m.
S. R. Cowick, Chairman.
C. M. Bell, Secretary.
T. "W. Bundy lierebj announces him
self as a cadidate for the office of
sheriff of Trego county, subject to the
decision of the republican county con
vention. You have all heard the story of the
two men who were quarreling. Such
epithets as "scoundrel, villain, knaye,
fool, liar etc had been freely exchanged
between the combatants until they had
both exhausted their vocabulary of mean
things to say. The little son of one of
them had been an interested listener to
the war of words when an idea suddenly
occurred to him and he excitedly cried :
"Quick, dad, call him a thief before he
calls you one." Judging from an article
in the Salina Republican, of recent date,
we infer that the good people down
there realize the necessity of diverting
attention from themselves and have
hit upon the plan of calling out "stop
thief" to their neighbors in western
Kansas, In other words, they have
concluded to characterize us as ungodly
and, by inference, as almost semi
heathen, so as to get "the lead" al
though we assure them that we were
charitable, and never would have said
one word, publicly, about the southern
methods adopted by the citizens of Sa
lina, recently, concerning the most
fiendish and brutal outrage ever perpe
trated, in times of peace, within the
borders of our state. We felt humili
ated and didn't want to talk about it.
The people of western Kansas have pa
tiently endured many hardships and
many slanders, but to be "wounded in
the houseof their friend" is, to them,like
adding the last feather to the camel's
already grievous burden. The following,
we think, reaches the climax, and we
would be unfaithful, unloyai, to our
community if we did not deny and re
sent the implications contained therein :
"Dr. J. H. Lockwood is engaged at
present in the worthy effort of furnish
ing Bibles to the people of western
Kansas. He says that there is now in
the western part bf the state a territory
about one hundred and twenty-five bv
two hundred miles in dimensions which
from an ecclesiastical point of view is
purely missionary territory. Dr. Lock
wood savs that the difficult duty of plac
ing the Bible into every home in that
wide expanse of country is now being
undertaken by himself with very satis
And so, on ad nauseum. We don't
know Dr. Lockwood, and he may be en
tirely honest in his arduous (?) under
taking, but we do know the territory
embraced in his missionary enterprise ;
and while many of the settlers are poor
and some of them live in sod shantie3,
most of them came from refined, cul
tured homes in the East and there are
church and school privileges in every
neighborhood. There are many more
churches and school houses in our
county and e are only about an aver
age county in western Kansas than
there are in the reverend gentleman's
own county, according to the population.
We would like to have this proposition
disputed so that we might verify it.
The people of western Kansas are the
peers of any community in the state
which is equivalent to embracing the
worjd for intelligence and morality.
The citizens are law-abiding and there
never was a lynching within the mem
ory of the oldest inhabitant. We have
missionary societies in connection with
all our churches, and contributions are
taken up regularly to assist in spreading
the gospejl in benighted heathen lands.
There is scarcely a family in western
Kansas that couldn't spare from three
to a half a dozen Bibles and would be
glad to do it if anybody was without.
Even our printing offices invariably keep
a copy of the Bible right by the side of
their unabridged dictionaries. We
don't want to belipye that it was the
intention to create .the impression that
western Kansas is a good field for mis
sionary work, yet Br. Lockwood, in his
ill-advised zeal, says 0, and the Repub
lican carelessly assists in circulating the
defamatory statement. Dr. Lockwood
has a broad enough field at home and we
would advise liim to confine his labors
there,. Not that we object to any of
the means of grace but because such
indiscreet and erroneous statements
as he has made, are not calculated to
prepare the mind for the reception of
any spiritual food that he might offer.
Ex-Senator Ingalls made one of his
fiery and characteristic speeches at the
soldier's reunion at Hutchinson. Among
other things he said that he had been
told that a great -many old soldiers in
Kansas contributed by their votes last fall
to bring about this very condition, but
he said he could not believe it. He
then aid : "If there is an old soldier in
this audience who assisted in bringing
about this result, come forward." The
senator paused a moment when a gray
haired veteran was observed making his
way towards the platform. All eyes
were turned upon him and when he
reached the platform he said: "I did
help by my vote to this, but by the help
of God I will never do it again." A
tremendous cheer went up which lasted
for several minutes and many others
rose and made the same declarations.
Among other things the senator said :
"I am aware," the senator continued,
"that there is to be no politics here, but
I do not understand that a comrade of
the G. A. R. must renounce his political
convictions. He has a right to be a pop
ulist, a republican, a democrat, and Be
a member of the G. A. R. That is what
that war was fought for. I speak from
this platform as a republican, and from
every piattorm nereaiter, wnen may
have occasion to talk, I expect to speak
as a republican- I will make no politi
cal speech to-day, but I refuse to allow
any man to require me to renounce my
politics. I am a, skirmish-line republi
can, a liberal pension republican." Re
suming his remarks on pensions, Mr.
Ingalls said that he had always been for
a service pension. "I say away with
all this talk about pauperism; away
with this talk about disabilities incurred
in the service ; there are two schools of
pension systems one of which regards
the pension as a part of the contract
with the soldier when he went into the
service, and that is my school. Whether
Wall street likes it or not, whether the
gold standard men like it or not, wheth
er the bondholders like it or not, I say
that before this thing closes every man
that wore the blue will be placed on the
pension list, let come what may. These
very same men who are now denounc
ing the service pension and denouncing
the Union soldier all voted to place the
soldier of the Mexican war on rolls for
service irrespective of disability. If the
Mexican veteran can be placed on the
pension rolls, what is the reason, I ask,
that Union soldiers can not be placed on
the rolls without this perpetual com
plaint. Of course there is no politics
in that. There were a great many
Drave, Heroic, loyal democrats, many
who are now populists who suffered for
their country to protect the flag from
dishonor. I have frequestly heard the
G. A. R. assailed as a political organiza
tion because the majority of its members
belong to one party, but it is not the
fault of the G. A. R.'if the majority of
the men who fought to save this coun
try are on one side politically and the
great majority who fought on the other
side are in another political organiza
tion. When Commissioner Lochren de
cided that pensioners could be suspend
ed and the applicants again put upon
proof he was guilty of a violation of the
administration of the very first princi
ples of civil and criminal law. The only
way to make a man pensionable under
this administration is to have his head
shot off. We hear them denounce Judge
Long, of Michigan, for taking a pension,
but we hear not a word about General
Black's pension. I bitterly complain as
a republican against the partisan injus
tice that attacks Long and lets Black
alone. If Judge Long belonged to the
same political organization as General
Black he would be treated the same as
Black. No doubt there has been too
much extravagance, both governmental
and private, but the only suggestion of
economy I have yet heard from govern
mental sources at the present time is
that pensions be cut down. If there are
any fraudulent names on the pension
rolls, I want them put off. In this state
last year, $7,000,000 was paid to pen
sioners. The economy that is now pro
posed bv this economical administration
would cut off $4,000,000 of that amount.
In my large experience with pension
matters, I have never known of but one
man who was fraudulently placed on the
pension rolls and he is in the peniten
tiary." If there be any doubt in the minds of
any members of the Grand Army con
cerning the enmity of the populist ad
ministration for their organization, a
little incident has arisen within the past
few days which ought to dispel that
doubt at once. It has been known for
several months that the Union soldiers
of Kansas would hold their annual re
union in this city next. When it be
came known that there would be an en
campment, this fall, of the Second regi
ment of the Kansas National Guard,
which is composed of companies in vari
ous towns adjacent to Hutchinson,
efforts were made to have that regi
ment to go into camp at this place at
the time of the reunion. So far from
granting this request made by the
Grand Army, the state administration
not only refused to send the Second reg
iment into camp here at that time, but
ordered it into camp in a neighboring
town during the same week. It is a
damnable piece of spite work on the.
part of the populist commander-in-chief
of the Kansas National guards to injure
the reunion. Governor Le welling knew
that one company of the Second regi
ment and the regimental band were
located in Hutchinson, He knew that
as a matter, of course, every member
of the company and band would prefer
to be at home during reunion week.
Furthermore he must have known that
the Second regiment band had been en
gaged to furnish music for the reunion
for it had been so announced more than
a month ago. Yet with all these facts
before him he orders the Second regi
ment, including the Hutchinson com
pany and band, to go into camp at an
other town during the reunion. This is
not only an excusable lack of considera
tion for the members of the regiment in
Hutchinson, but it is an insult to the
Union soldiers of Kansas. If there were
sufficient reasons why the regiment
should not go into camp at Hutchinson
during the reunion, the governor might
have shown enough consideration to the
Grand Army, to say nothing of the local
members of the regiment, to have set
the encampment for a date which would
not have so seriously conflicted with the
reunion. Hutchinson iews.
, Just to give our readers a faint idea
of the rantings of the populist leaders we
make a couple of extracts. The first is
from State Printer Snow's paper, the
Ottawa Journal, and the recognized
populist organ, In speaking of the I
Hughes' court martial the Journal says :
"The cold fact remains that republi
cans will respect the muzzle of a Win
chesternothing else- Populists may
make up their minds to the fact that
they must protect by force their victory
at the ballot box. The shedding of hu
man blood is melancholy business. But
better, ten fold better that Topeka
should be a graveyard, that not one
brick should be left upon another, that
the plower and sower should traverse its
sight than the republican crime of last
winter should be repeated."
And the little secretary of state, Gov
ernor Lewellings mouth piece, in speak
ing of President Cleveland's message
rants as follows :
"The message is the most diabolical,
base, contemptible and villainous plot
to ruin the country ever perpetrated on
a civilized nation. It is more deep-seated
even than the plot of 1873. The plot
was entered into years ago by the rich
men of Europe and America. The India
affair was a part of the plan to stop the
coinage of silver in America. It means
war. It will be a war to the death,
more hard fought than the war of the
sixties. Already men are passing
through Kansas with a six-inch ribbon
under their coats which reads 'bread or
Prom the Capital City.
To the Editor of the Wobld:
Washington, D. C, August 18, 1893.
Well, that august body, congress, has
assembled. Early Monday morning
people began to flock to the capitol, and
by 11 o'clock every seat in the galleries,
as well as -every available space for
standing room, was occupied. Nothing
much of interest was transacted. Tues
day the president's message was read
and received applause from floor and
gallery. Many of the members received
handsome floral gifts. On this day 259
bills, besides a number of resolutions,
were introduced in the senate ; a pretty
The official list of members of the
house gives the democrats 220 members,
republicans 126, and the populists 9.
Counting the vacancy caused by the
death of Representative Enochs, of the
Tenth Ohio district, there are 356 mem
bers, and we may look for some lively
times before congress proper convenes
All the talk on the streets here at
present appertains to tbe silver ques
tion. If you can't talk silver you are
not in it. The lobbys of all the large
hotels are the scenes of many nightly
An incident that will bear telling hap
pened in one of the departments a few
weeks ago. It seems a clerk went to
Congressman to ask him to ap
point a friend of his (the clerk's) for a
departmental position. The congress
man pleasantly informed the clerk that
there was no vacancy so Could not make
the appointment, whereupon the con
gressman was told to make vacancy.
The outcome of the matter, which is
considered a great joke, was that the
ambitious clerk was discharged to make
the vacancy and his friend put in his
place. The moral will be found by the
reader and need not be written.
I believe the majority of the people
here have an erroneous idea of the west,
and Kansas especially. Many have the
idea that a cyclone goes sailing over
the state every day. I have been ques
tioned many times as to the number of
Indians that inhabited my part of the
state, and when they started out on
their raids. Also as to the frequency of
the cyclones. Well, when I told one
man I had never seen either cyclone or
Indian, he looked at me as though I had
lost my mind. Though I hadn't lost it, I
had an idea of giving him a piece of it.
The newspapers are principally re
sponsible for these nonsensical notions.
The educational system of Washing
ton is excellent, and the public school
course is thorough. There are eight
grades before the high school is reached.
In the eighth the student is prepared
to enter the high school or start out on
his life work. An important study of
this grade is algebra. In all grades
vocal music is taught. There are three
courses in the high school, viz : the bus
iness course, the scientific course and
the academic course. The business
course occupies two years, and consists
of shorthand, typewriting, book-keeping,
business arithmetic, commercial
law, commercial geography, English
and mechanical drawing. The last
named subject is optional with the
student. The other courses occupy four
years and are similar the principal dif
ference being, the study of Latin in the
academic, is replaced by German in the
scientific There are also one or two
other studies different. These courses
are very advanced and are supposed to
fit the student for any college he may
wish to enter. They are such as ancient
history, Latin, Greek, German, chem
istry, classical English, and so on ad in
finitum. If any student desires to be
come a teacher of the public schools, he
or she, as the case may be, must enter
the Normal for a year, and if proven,
satisfactory is allowed a certificate to
teach. One of the branches I neglected
to mention was drawing. This is taught
through all the grades and gives place to
mechanical and artistic drawing in the
high school. A teacher must have a fair
knowledge of drawing and vocal music
before allowed a certificate.
Another very important branch of the
school system is the manual training de
partment. This is not yet sufficiently
developed, as the pupil does not go to
the carpenter school until he reaches
the seventh, or to the forge or wood !
turning wrk until in the high school.
This manual training idea will be a mag
nificent thing when brought to a full
head as is hoped it soon will be.
ATOTICE fob publication.
U. S. Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kansas, T . o--,
Notice Is hereby given that the following named
settler has filed notice of his intention to make Una)
proof in rapport of her claim, and that said proof
will be made before the register and receiver of the
U. S. Land Office at Wa-Keeney. Kansas, on An
gust 28, 1893, viz:
Philip S. Wright,
Homestead Application No. 14319, for the south
east quarter of the northwest quarter and the
southwest quarter of the northeast quarter and the
northeast quarter of the sonthwe3t quarter and the
northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of sec
tion 10, township 15 south, range 23 west, 6th P.
He names the following witnesses to prove his
continuous residence upon and cultivation of, said
Francis M. Hoobler, William Hoobler, Robert S.
Thomas, William B. Cypher; all of Willcox, Kan
sas. 7 22 6t Lss HoxraaK, Register.
MOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
U. S. Land Office, Wa.Keeney, Kan.,
July 24, 1893.
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 register and receiver of the
IT. S. Land office at Wa-Keeney, Kansas, on
September 9, 1893, viz:
George V. York,
Homestead Application No.21212,for the north one
half of the southeast quarter and the north one
half of the southwest quarter of of section 24,
township 11 south, range 25, west of the 6th P. M.,
He names the folowing witnesses to prove his
continuous residence upon and cultivation, of said,
John Ebeling, Emery Cass, Hugh Tidball, all of
Collyer, Kansas; Fred C. Schwanbeck, of Wa-Kee-Keeney,
7 29 6t Lse Mokboe, Register.
8ALE OF SCHOOL LAND.
Notice is hereby given that I will offer at public
sale, at my office in Wa-Keeney, Kan., on the 9th day
of September, 1893, between the hours of 10 o'clock
a m. and three o'clock p. m. the following describ
ed school land, situated in Trego county, Kansas, to
wit: sec. twp b per. a. im. val.
ne qr nw qr 10 14 22 3 00
nwqrnwqr 10 14 22 3 00
se qr nw qr 10 14 22 3 00
sw qr nw qr 10 14 22 3 00
Given under my hand this 8th day of August, 1893.
W. O. Mabshall,
8-12 4t County Treas.
First published August 12, 1893.
Sarah E. McOrew, Charles McGrew and Sarah
M. Kitchen, will take notice that Harriet E. Mor
gan as plaintiff did, on the 11th day of August,
1893, file her petition in the District Court, in and
for Trego county, 'State of Kansas, against them
and each of them together with John Johntz, as
signee of Lebold, Fisher & Company, bankrupts,
as defendants setting forth that said Sarah E. Mc
Grew and Charles McGrew gave a mortgage to B.
It. Abbe, who sold and assigned said mortgage to
the said plaintiff, on the following described lands,
situated in the county of Trego, and state of Kan
The weit half of the northeast quarter, the east
half of the northwest quarter, the northwest quar
ter of the northwest quarter, all in section No.
three (3), of township No. twelve (12) south, of
range No. twenty-one (21), west of the 6th P. M.t
to secure the payment of the sum of $500 according
to certain notes referred to in said mortgage, and
praying judgment against said Sarah E. McGrew
and Charles McGrew, who signed and delivered
said notes, for the sum of $520, now claimed to be
due and unpaid, with interest at 11 per cent, per
annum, from August 1, 1891, and that 6aid judgment
be paid within six months or that said premises
may be sold to pay the same, without appraisement.
Now said defendants Sarah E. McGrew, Charles
McGrew and Sarah M. Kitchen, are hereby notified
that they must appear and answer said petition on
or before the 2drd day of September, 1893, or said
petition will be taken as true against them and each
of them; and a judgment for said amount, and a
decree forever barring them of any right, title or
interest in and to said lands, after the sale thereof,
will be rendered against them, and ordering said
lands to be sold without appraisement to satisfy
any sum found to be due the plaintiff upon said
notes and mortgage.
Attest: 8. M. HUTZEL,
rsELi,.J Clerk of Court.
T. E. Dewet, Attorney.
In the District Court of Trego County, Kansas;
The Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron com
Abraham L. Kanagy and Charles B. Haynes, part
ners doing business under the firm name of Chi
cago Flour and Feed company, defendants.
By virtue of an order of sale issued to me, out of
said district court, In the above entitled action, I
Thursday, September 14th, 1893,
at the hour of 2 o'clock p. m. of said day, at the
front door of the court bouse, in the city of Wa
Keeney, in said county, sell at public sale, to the
highest and and best bidder, for cash in hand, all
the following described real estate, to-wit:
The southeast quarter of section 21, in township
13, south of range 25, west of the 6th P. M.
Lying and situated in the county of Trego, In the
state of Kansas; said property will be sold as the
property of sold defendants, to satisfy sold order of
Given under my hand this 10th day of August, A.
D., 1893. THEODORE COURTNEY,
Sheriff of Trego County, Kansas.
In the District Court of Trego county, Kansas.
S. W. Winn, plaintiff,
Tom Vanicek, Mrs. Vanlcek, wife of Tom Vanlcek,
whose christian name is to plaintiff unknown, and
The Osborn, Monroe & Henkel Land company,
By virtue of an order of sale issued out of the
Trego district court Bitting in and for said Trego
county, in the above entitled action and to me di
rected, I will on
Thursday, September 14th, 1893,
at the hour of 2 o'clock p. m., of said day, at the
front door of the court house In the city of Wa
Keeney, In said county of Trego, 6ell at public 6ale,
to the highest and best bidder for cash in hand, all
the following described real estate, to wit.
The southwest quarter of section 4, In township
13, south of range 24, west of the 6th P. M.
Lying and situated in county of Trego, In the
state of Kansas; waid property will be sold without
appraisement, to satisfy said order of sale.
Given under my hand this 10th day of August, A:
8 is Sheriff.
q HERIFF SALE.
In the district court of Trego county, Kansas, 23d
John R. Berry, plaintiff,
Maggie LeBron, Lawrence LeBron, C. B. Vernovy
aud Mrs. Vernovy his wife, whose christian name
Is to plaintiff unknown, 8tephen R. 8tultz and
Mrs. 8tultz his wife, whose christian name Is to
plaintiff unknown, defendants.
By virtue of an order of sale issued to me, out of
the District Court, In the above entitled action, I
Thursday, September 14th, 1893.
at the hour of 2 o'clock p. m- of said day, at the
front door of the court house, In the city of Wa
Keeney, said county, sell at public sale, to the high
est and best bidder, for cash In hand, all the follow
ing described real estate, to-wit:
The southwest quarter of section 28, In township
12, south of range 25, west of the 6th P. M.
Lying and situated In said county of Trego, In the
state of Kansas; said property will be sold without
appraisement, to satisfy said order of sale.
Given under my hand this loth day of August,
A. D. 188. THEO. COURTNEY,
Sheriff Trego county Kansas.
TTaEMBUEOK fc UWJCM&
Barbed-wire, Fence Posts, Stucco.
Best grades of Hard and Soft
Constantly on hand
We lead in LOW PRICES AND GOOD GRADES. Those wisk
ing to lay in their winter supply of hard or soft coal will do well to call
on us. Yard south of railway track.
WA.-KEEN'EY', : KULJSTSA.S.
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G. L Veebeck, D. Bannisteb, H. J. HtliiE,
A. H. BiiAiB,
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Staple and Fancy Groceries
irew crop California Canned goods
Nev crop Dried Fruits
New crop East'rn Canned goods
NO STALE, SHELF-WORN GOODS AT THE NEW STORE
SI make it a specialty to keep all goods fresh and clean,
and to deliver promptly all orders, large or small.
How much Furniture and everything in the
Furniture line can be bought for so little
money CASH at C. J FERRIS & CO'S
I will furnish everything in the line of Under
taking that can be found anywhere. All calls
answered day or night.
WA.-B1BENEY , K.ANSAS.
city zmz:e.at mae-ket
A Good Supply
FRESH & SALT
Always on Hand
. TEW GOODS! Just opened! The hest line ever brought
N to Wa-Keeney, consisting of FINE DRESS GOODS
of the latest paterns, WHITE GOODS, LADIES' and
GENTS' UNDERWEAR, FURNISHING GOODS, Etc.
A full line of CLOTHING, HATS, LADIES' and GENTS7
FOOTWEAR of C. M. HENDERSON'S Manufacture.
Also a complete line of FANCY GROCERIES always in
stock at prices that will compete with any house in West
Come and get your dollar's worth at
De "Witt's Witch Hazel Salve cures piles.
De Witt's Witch. Hazel Salve cures burns.
We Witt's Witch Hazel Salve cures sores.
De Witt's Witch Hazel Salve cures ulcers.
Jones & Gibson.
World's Fair Buildings Ko. 2.
THE WOMAN'S BUILDING.
Just south of the 5dth street entrance.
Dimensions 200 by 400 feet. Cost $140,
000. Every lady should visit it. Don't
forget that the union Pacific offers the
best service and rates aa cheap as any
line to Chicago. No change of cars en
route via Kansas City and the Chicago
For additional information call on the
Union Pacific agent,
E. A. Lewis,
D. Bannister, Vice Presfc. R. O. Whjbon, Cashier.
B. C. Wilson
Hides & Furs.
SALE OP 8CHOOL LAND.
Notice Is hereby Rives that I will offer st publlo
ale, st my office In Wa-Keeney, Kansas, on the 26th
day of August, 1893, between the hours of 10 o'clock
a. aa. and 3 o'clock p. ac the following described
school lands situated In Trego county, Kansas,
trZC TWP BAJTOS. YAX.UZ. TAX.UATX03T
ne qr of nw qr 2 15 24 $3 00
nwqrofnwqr 2 15 24 3 00
Given under my hand this 25th day of Jaly,
1893. W. G. Masshaia,
7-29 4t County Treasurer.
SEND twelve cents in postage stamps to 3f Cor
coran Building, Washington, D. C and jroa will
receive four copies of Kate Fold's WASKrsaxcar,
containing matter of special Interest. Give aaaas
and address, and say where you saw this adTXttie-
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