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OFFICIAL PAPER OF TREGO COUNTY.
Saturday, September 29, 1894. Announcement. I hereby announce myself as a candi date for the office of trustee of Wa-Keeney township subject to the decision of Wa-Keeney township republican con vention. W.R.Holmes. I hereby announce myself as a candi date for the office of trustee of "Wa-Keeney township subject to the decision of Wa-Keeney township convention. F. M. Morgan. Subscribe for the World. "Heads we win." Countycrat. Hope so. One anyway. See! W.C.Forney, of Franklin township, attended court the first of the week. High Sheriff Allman, of Riverside, was in Wa-Keeney this week attending court. . A. B. Beatty, of Franklin township, was attending court this week and made us a pleasant visit. Mrs. E. E. McCollum and children returned from their Missouri visit Thursday evening. C. II. Benson and D. B. Fulton, of Ogallah, were in attendance at this term of our district court. W. E. Saum was in Hays on Mor rill day trying to patch up his judgship boom in Ellis county. Miss Fannie McCollum returned home Monday from an extended visit in Norton county, Kansas. There will be preaching at the M. E. church Sunday morning andrevening by the pastor, Rev. Johnson. Attorney Nicholson, of Ellis, repub lican nominee for county attorney of El lis county, attended court this week. According to an eastern paper it will soon be the style for women in this country to wrear socks instead of stock ings. It is said that water rots the hair. This explains why anarchists are always pictured with an abundant stock of that article. The New York Tribune and West ern Kansas World for only $1.75. The regular price of both papers is $2.50. Better arrange for them now while this i)ffer holds good. The editor of the Ottawa Bulletin must be an awful "boozer." He says: "The entire expense of our government is only about one-half as much as we spend for intoxicants. In relation to the asseveration of the Topeka Breeze, that Tilton's "story about there being' a great ocean out in Osborne county sounds like a campaign lie," we resent the indictment. It is in Trego county ! Osborne Farmer. Homeseeker's Excursions to points in Bouthwest' Missouri, Arkansas, In dian Territory, Oklahoma, Texas and Tennessee. Tickets sold September 11, 25 and October 9. Tickets good for 20 days. E. A. Lewis, Agent, U. P. Ry. My wife has been using Ayer's Hair Vigor for the past five years." writes Dr. L. P. Barrows, Sycamore, 111., "and it has restored her hair from gray to its natural color, keeps it glossy, and pre vents it from falling out." Ayer's Hair Vigor is a scientific hair dressing. A. D. Gilkerson, of Hays City, has filed a petition with the secretary of state nominating himself for the position of district judge in the 23rd district. The petition is signed by nearly 200 per sons and Mr. Gilkerson will make the race as an independent democrat. Some days nothing will "come out right," from the time you rise till you retire. Ten to one the trouble is in yourself. Your blood is in bad condition, and every organ suffers in consequence. What you need is the cleansing, invig orating influence of Ayer's Sarsaparilla. The Russell Kite-Track association will hold its second annual meeting Oc tober 16, 17 and 18. The track is in fine condition. The entries already made indicate that there will be some very in teresting races and through the untir ing efforts of the secretary, Charles E. Sutton, the meeting will be a success in every particular. John G. Mauger, editor of the Sun beam, Seligman, Mo., who named Gro ver Cleveland for the presidency in No vember, 1882, while he was mayor of Buffalo, N. Y., is enthusiastic in his praise of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea remedy. He says: "I have used it for the past five years and consider it the best preparation of the kind in the market. It is as staple as eugar and coffee in this section. It is an article of merit andj should be used in every household." For sale by Jones uioson. It is said that James Buchanah, sec tion boss at Collyer, gave chase to a tie thief by the light o' the moon one even ing recently. The tie thief allowed no grass to grow under him in his flight and the consequence was that he shed ties all along the line, and dropped his boy by the way. Nevertheless the tie thief won the race and did it in such a way that he even lost Jim, too, by the way, and the boy well, he came out all O. K. He stopped over night with a neighbor. So it is said. Quinter Re publican. . While in Chicago, Mr. Charles L. Kahler, a prominent shoe merchant of Des Moines, Iowa, had quite a serious time of it. He took such a severe cold that he could hardly talk or navigate, but the prompt use of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy cured him of his cold so quickly that others at the hotel who had bad colds followed his example and half a dozen persons ordered it from the nearest drug store. They were profuse in their thanks to Mr. Kahler for telling them how to cure a bad cold so quickly. For sale by Jones & Gibson. " -Fall advertisements are due. Attorney John E. Hessin, of Man hattan, attended court Monday. Buy De Lands's Cap Sheaf soda at Marshall Hardware and Grocery com pany. Aunt Betsy baking powder at Mar shall Hardware and Grocery Co. for 25 cents a can. II. F. Bryant, of Bennett, Nebraska, is visiting his brother, E. F., on Big creek this week. Go to Marshall Hardware and Gro cery company for all kinds of repairs for farm machinery. David McCollum, of Ogallah, left last week tor Emporia, Kansas, to attend the State Normal. Farmers buy your machine oil at Marshall Hardware and Grocery Co.'s store. It is the best. I have 4 or 5 teams of young mares that I will sell or trade for stock or will give time on good bankable paper. Geo. Baker. Go to Marshall Hardware and Gro cery Company and buy a can of Aunt Betsy's baking powder. The pleasure-loving young people of Wa-Keeney gave another social hop in the old postoffice building Friday even ing. There will be Episcopal services at the Baptist church Sunday, at 11 a. m. and 4 p. m., by Rev. J. H. Lee. All are invited. W.J. Skelton, that big stockman northwest of town, was in Wa-Keeney Tuesday attending court and made us a friendly call. The ladies of the Episcopal church gave an enjoyable social and supper at the Cleveland Friday evening Septem ber 21. Receipts $31.50. Sheriff Allman, Hon. W. F. King Abram Cross of the east part of the county attended the big republican rally at Hays, Friday, September 21. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. McCollum, of the Saline neighborhood, left Monday for Cass county, Missouri, to visit a brother he has not seen for thirty-two years. Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Walker, of South Heights, welcomed a plump eight pound boy at their house on Thursday afternoon, September 20, 1804. Rock Island Dailv Union. J. M. Ostrander, at one time the largest sheep owner in Trego county, but now a real estate dealer in Chicago, was revisiting old scenes and attending court the first of the week. Funny item in Omnicrat : We shall telegraph Sheriff Burchinell, of Denver, to have an extra force of deputies at the depot Sunday to look after Abe and his, his, C chief clerk. . Rats ! Rats ! ! Mr and Mrs. Lee Monroe, Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Cowick, Messrs. C. A. Hoar, G. W. Cross, Pierce Metz, W. G. Mar shall, and Captain Welch attended the big republican rally at Hays, September 21st. Misses Pearl and Ida Courtney and Harry Courtney left the first of the week for Manhattan. Misses Pearl and Ida wrill attend the State Agricultural college this winter. Harry will run a transfer wascon. Mrs. Laura M. Johns, spoke to a good audience at the court house Tues day on the equal suffrage amendment. Mrs. Johns is one of the most eloquent orators in the state and held the atten tion of the audience for an hour. Ellis Review-Headlight : Mr. Clough, of Trego county, reports that he has thirty acres of good corn despite the dry weather. Judge Leisering acted as chaperone for a number of the boys Mho attended the dance at Wa-Keeney last Friday evening. D. J. Hanna, republican nominee for representative from Graham county, will sow from 1,500 to 2,000 acres of wheat before he enters upon his legisla tive duties next winter. A. M. Bailey, a well known citizen of Eugene, Oregon, says his wife has for years been troubled with chronic diar rhcea and used many remedies with lit tle relief until she tried Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea remedy, which has cured her sound and well. Give it a trial and you will be surprised at the prompt relief it affords. 25 and 50 cent bottles for sale by Jones & Gib son. "There never was a time when the people watched so closely the advertis ing columns of their favorite home news paper as now. The reason is obvious. Their money is so limited that they are compelled to seek out the very best op portunities for its expenditure so that it may be made as effective as possible. The business men who have bargains for the people should act accordingly." Irving W. Larimore, physical direc tor of Y. M. C. A., Des Moines, Iowa, says he can conscientiously recommend Chamberlain's Pain Balm to athletes, gymnasts, bicycles, foot ball players and the profession in general for bruises, sprains and dislocations ; also for sore ness and stiffness of the muscles. When applied before the parts become swollen it will effect a cure in one-half the time usually required. For sale by Jones & Gibson. The largest republican rally ever held in western Kansas was held in Hays City, Friday, September 21, 1894. The day was perfect and music both in strumental and vocal charmed the vast audience. Wm. Edwards, republican nominee for secretary of state, with his famous Coyote quartette were present. This famous quartette is known all over Kansas and make many friends wher ever they sing. The large crowd never for one moment tired hearing such able speakers as Major Morrill, Judge Cald well, Bernard Kelly, Ed. Little and R. B. Welch speak on republicanism. It was a grand rally. Russell, Ellis and Wa-Keeney sent some of their best citizens- One pound 'of good tea and a flour sifter for 50c at Verbeck's. When you are in need of pump re pairs go to Marshall Hardware and Gro cery Co. We acknowledge a friendly and ap preciative visit from A. B. Mummert Friday morning. Cal) again. Pump and wind mill repairing done on short notice at the Marshall Hani ware and Grocerv Co. 317 3t I. B. Purcell, republican nominee for county attorney of Gove county, was in Wa-Keeney Thursday visiting his old friend John Sim. Fell Dead. Mrs. Iven.of Colona,fell dead while cooking dinner at her home Tuesday. The remains were laid to rest Wednesday at Collyer. The use of Hall's Hair Renewer pro motes the growth of the hair, and re stores its natural color and beauty, frees the scalp of dandruff, tetter and all im purities. Bucklen's Arnica Salve The best salve in the world for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and posi tively cures Piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money refunded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale by Jones & Gibson. The "bloomers" are getting pretty close to us, some Topeka women having adopted them for their bicycle costumes, and when they appear on the streets they are the cynosure of all eyes. If these same ladies could hear the re marks made about them they would not feel very good. It takes lots of nerve for a lady to appear on the streets in trousers, but a good many seem to have it. Scranton Gazette. Morrill was in favor of giving the old soldier a pension after he was 62 years old, or in other words in favor of giving him a pension after he was dead. Such is the record and we defy republi cans to deny it. Ompicrat. There are living to-day one million soldiers who were in the civil war. The recent meeting of the G. A. R. at Pitts burg, Pa., shows that four hundred thousand of them belong to the G.A. R. posts and the average age of the sol diers now living is almost sixty years. Does the Omnicrat expect that the next two years will see the death of all these magnificent old heroes? Hardly. Sup pose each old soldier attaining the age of 62 should receive a pension thereaf ter, how many would be benefitted thereby? It is safe to count on at least six hundred thousand of the "boys in blue" who would receive a benefit from such a law had it been passed. But Morrill's bill known as the Dependent pension and Debility act has proven a great blessing to the veterans. By virtue of that act 460,000 Union soldiers, their widows and orphans, draw $60,000,000 almost one dollar for every man, woman and child in the United States every year, and there are three hundred thou sand applications on file under the pro visions of this Morrill bill. Of the total annual distribution the Topeka agency distributes about nine million dollars and a large per cent of this remains and is disbursed in Kansas. While in Con gress Major Morrill was universally rec ognized as the personal friend of the old soldier. No man had or has a warmer heart for an old comrade. He helped more than five thousand soldiers by get ting special pension bills passed in their behalf. He held that the government owed its defenders and declared that a pensioner is not an object of charity but a hero receiving a just reward for serv ices rendered. Thus no old soldier need feel that he is receiving alms of his gov ernment. In view of Major Morrill's record on the pension question it is in deed bad taste to attack him and we defy any pop to deny it. Why is that all the preachers are getting to be Pops? Omnicrat. Have you ever read the following let ter from the Rev. J. H. Dougherty who is the Dr. Parkhurst of Kansas City, Kansas, and at the head of a movement for the suppression of lotteries and gambling dens? Probably not, as the populist paper to which it was addressed, and whose party is responsible for the non-enforcement of the law, has not published it, presumably because there is no answer possible or plausable : Kansas.City, Kan., Sept. 12, 1894. Mr. E. H. Snow, Editor and Publisher of the Ottawa Journal, Topeka Edi tion. Dear Sir : My attention has this day leen called to a copy of your issue under date of the 30th ult., in which you make a fragment of my Wichita speech the text of some remarks which intimate that I am several degrees worse than all the criminals of the state. Now, if you will prove that you are not a liar, I will forgive you all. I do not ask of you to undertake the difficulty task of proving that you usually speak the truth, but only in this one specific instance keep your word, and will delight to do you honor. In the midst of your tirade I find the following. "If the Reverend Dougherty will get the Republican mayor and the Republican council of his town to pass an ordinance against lot teries, we guarantee to see every lottery is driven out of this town inside of thirty days." The republican council had given me the ordinance before you re quested it. All things are ready. Begin your drive. October 15, 1894, will end these Kansas City lotteries, if you are a truthful citizen. Of course you and I know that it can be done. Will you dare to tell your readers why it has not been done? We have had that city or dinance more than nine times thirty days and have been dependent for its enforcement on the party whose cause you champion. But show yourself truthful in this instance and I will come up to Topeka and ask you to dine at my expense. Yours for truth, James G. Dougherty. Homes for the Homeless. The opening of the Indian reserva tions in Northern Utah to settlers opens up over three and one-half million acres of fine agricultural and stock raising land for honteseekers. The Uintah and Uncomdahgre reser vations are reached by the only direct route, the Union Pacific System, via Echo and Park City. E. L. Lomax, G. P. & T. A., U. P. Svstem. Omaha, Neb, A Former Well Known Resident of Wa-Keeney Sleeps. Her many intimate and admiring friends in Wa-Keeney and vicinity will learn with deep sorrow of the death of Mrs. Mary Fletcher Beavers, on the 5th inst. Her husband, C. A, Beavers, and daughter, Myrtle, the only surviving members of her family, were at her bed side at the last moment, as they had also been in constant, tender ministra tions, during her long suffering. The kindly watchings and tender sym pathies of her many friends and neigh bors during her illness were beautifully illustrative of the sentiments of one of her favorite hymns, "Blest Be the Tie That Binds, Our Hearts in Christian Love." The resources of both head and heart were bestowed to the full for her healing and restoration to health, but no arm could stay the dread destroyer. She yielded up her earth life in the calm res ignation and confidence of those only who walk by faith and die in hope of eternal life. Her Wa-Keeney friends she remembered with an especial dying message in these words, which she en trusted to her sorrying husband, viz : "Tell them my course is about run. That I am ready and prepared to go to meet my dear Saviour and that I will meet them all on the other shore." She had been very ill for many months prior to June last. At that time, however, she received relief, and so far recovered, that on the Fourth of July, she was encouraged to deliver a patriotic address. On the evening after the delivery of her, address she again became suddenly and seriously ill. Since which time till a fewT days before her death she suffered intense agony of pain. There was then a brief season of freedom from pain, during which time she calmly and tenderly delivered her parting messages to friends and family and sweetly fell asleep. Mrs. Beavers was a gifted woman. Gifted in that rare and divine equipoise of greatness of mind and goodness of heart. "The works that men do live after them." She was a graduate of Hillsboro Fe male college, Hillsboro, Ohio. Was matron of the regimental hospital of the 60th Ohio regiment in the field in West Virginia In 1862. She was an able and eloquent public speaker and through the years of busy life she exercised this gift in the advocacy of temperance and prohibition and in the proclamation of the gospel. She was an active member of the W. R. C. and an especial favorite of the G. A. R. Mary Fletcher Beavers, was born in Paint Valley, Hyland county, .Ohio, May 24, 1838. She died at her home in Lynden, Washington, at 3:20, Septem ber 5, 1894, aged 56 years, 4 months and 11 days. The people of Wa-Keeney and vicinity extend their sympathies to the bereaved husband and daughter. A Friend. Struck Artesian Water. On Saturday last while Ben Wood with his crew were boring a well on the ranch of C. H. Kellogg, about fourteen miles northwest of this city, they struck artesian water at the depth of 120 feet. The size of the whole at the botton is 4 inches while nearer the surface it is larger. A test of the quantity of water now running out of he tip of the pipe which is simply sheet iron casing and leaks at all joints, is about 1,000 barrels every 24 hours or about 40 barrels every 24th hour. By putting in tight piping it is expected to greatly increase this flow. An examination of the water shows it to be cold and clear and that it contains about 5 per, cent of salt. In boring the w ell nearly the entire depth of it was through what is known as Da kota sand stone, between the layers of which, was an occasional strata of blue clay or shale. The well is located near Mr. Kellogg's house and about one-fourth mile from the river. The water is flooding the ground about his premises which are located in a low flat place and though he had several men at work ditching, the water was about eight inches deep in his chicken house, hog lot and corral. It is Mr. Kellogg's intention to build a large reservoir in which to store the water for irrigating purposes. If it shows to contain too great a per cent of 6alt it will be reduced by collecting the storm waters and running them into the same reservoir, The salt springs which are located less than a mile from this well contain 20 per cent of salt and of course their water will kill all kinds of vegetation. Russell Journal. Card of Thanks. The ladies of the Protestant Episcopal church desire to thank all those contrib uting in any way to the success of the social and supper given on St. Matthew's day, September 21, at the Cleveland dining hall. "Wa-Keeney Township Republican Convention. The Republicans of Wa-Keeney town ship will hold a mass convention at the court house in Wa-Keeney, Kansas, on Saturday, October Cttt, 1894, at 2 o'clock p. m. for the purpose of placing in nom ination a township ticket to be voted for at the coming general election to be held on Tuesday, November 6th, 1894. F. M. Morgan, Chairman. Climate and Crops Just Right Oklahoma has thousands of acres of the finest farming land in the world, waiting for you or anybody else with a little cash and lots of gumption. Cli mate and crop" are just right. Farms will cost more next year than this. To find out if this is the countrv vou want, ask G. T. Nicholson, G. P. A." Santa Fe Route, Topeka, Kansas, for free copy of Oklahoma folder. Through Service. The through car service offered be tween Denver and Chicago viatiie Union Pacific and Chicago & Alton R. R. is un excelled bv any other line. Magnificent Pullman sleepers, dining cars and chair cars, run through daily without change, Denver to Chicago ria Kansas City. G. A. R. Reunion at Phillipsburg. (Communicated. ) Leaving home on the 3d inst., we ar rived here in time to rest and be ready to visit the Old Soldiers' Reunion at Phillipsburg on the 12th, 13th and 14th. At 3 o'clock p. m. of the first day the old soldiers and citizens from several different counties and some of whom (ourselves included) had traveled sixty or seventy-five miles congregated about the speaker's stand to listen to the open ing address by Hon. S. G. Cook, one of the managers of the Soldiers' Home at Leavenworth. The principal theme of this address seemed to be to impress upon the minds of the coming generation that in the late rebellion of the United States the one side was as much to blame as the other and, as an illustration, related an in cident wrhile laying on the battle field wounded and dying with a rebel bullet in his nose, a relel straggler hap pened to pass along and acted as a min istering angel and gave him a drink of water, made a pillow of his knapsack and blanket and. after assuring him his case was hopeless, left him without even relieving him of his watch, chain and money. A reasonable person is willing to ac knowledge there are good people among all denominations, all creeds and all classes. But when an individual at tempts to make an impression on the minds of a union-loving community that rebellion is right simply, because he has met one honest man in the South, he had better save his breath to blow his porridge. And if this same Union sol dier could have heard the replies of in dignation which followed his remarks from old veterans and cared one farthing for his reputation, he would have thought he paid dear for the little salary he is getting under the present admin istration. There were three bands in attendance the Phillipsburg brass band and two martial bands. The camp fire which followed the band concert in the even ing conducted by Major Drunhiller in his humorous manner was not to be ex celled. The second day we listened to ad dresses by Judge Culver, Rev. J. II. Lockwood, past department chaplain, and in the afternoon Bernard Kelly by accident stopped off at Phillipsburg, and although he had not anticipated deliver ing an address to the old comrades nor written out a sermon to read off to them, he spoke to the extent of two hours. I believe and it was as if the words were put into his mouth. He neither made apologies nor asked for printed statistics but presented plain truths and facts which no true American citizen cares to refute. None but those who have list ened to him can realize the enthusiasm w ith which he seems inspired on such an occasion. Another successful camp fire at night, conducted by Jacob Nipps, closed the exercises for the second day. The third day opened with an address by Hon. Wm. Baker. But as we had been out on such occasions where this worker of reform and economy had tried to preach to a multitude, and as we don't take to writter sermons, we re mained in camp and sent substitutes to the front. Our substitutes tell us that he was cheered at the close of his remarks, and that an old veteran of two wars remarked, we are cheering because he quit talking. In the afternoon Laura M. Johns made a plea of about an hour's length for woman suffrage which was very well re ceived. General J. C. Caldwell was the next speaker. He told his comrades to stand by and up for the Union which they had left homes and firesides, property and everything which man holds most dear on earth to protect and save from disso lution. He said we don't wish to talk politics, but as the speaker in the morn ing, had unloaded a speech so chuck full of partisan politics, he was drawn into it and must refute a few of the slander ous charged made against the people of this Union and of old Kansas. To judge from the cheers and the enthusiasm with which he was greeted, one would say the people were with him in his con victions. I must not forget to mention the ad dresses delivered by the young men, al though we are always ready and eager to listen to the old veterans, we are none the less appreciative of the patriotic words spoken by those who have been born and reared since the war. Andrews of Logan, Johnson of Agra, and Royce of Phillipsburgs, would do credit to older if not wiser heads. Taking it all in all the reunion was a very pleasant affair, and we came away tired but ready to participate in the next one which comes in reach. Jennie Blackwill, Corps 47, Collyer, Kan. A CARD. Wa-Keeney, Kan., Sept. 24, 1894. To the Populist Central Committee of Trego County, Kansas. Gentlemen: From numerous state ments made to me by parties who were delegates to the late populist convention and from conversation with the popu list central committee at their meeting last Saturday, I am now satisfied that there was no intention on the part of the Populist convention to exact pledges from me. With your, consent I with draw the refusal to allow my name to go on the populist ticket as candidate for county attorney and accept the nomina tion with thanks for the courtesies ex tended. Respectfully, John A. Nelson. Ko Change to Chicago. The through service offered the travel ing public by the Union Pacific system and Chicago & Alton R. R. is unsur passed. The "Perfect Passenger ser vice" of the C. & A. with the well-known excellence of the service of the Union Pacific assures the traveling public that they are "in it" when they patronize this popular joint line from Denver to Chi cago and intermediate points. Pullman Palace, sleeping cars, dining cars and free reclining chair cars without change. That Endorsement of Pilcher. Dr. Pilcher's treatment of some of the unfortunate boys placed under his care at the asjlum for the imbicile at Win field is attracting a good deal of atten tion and the populist press is quoting quite generally from a recent article published in the Kansas Medical Jour nal. It says in part: "The mention of the knife and dissecting table makes the average mortal shudder. The mind associates with them blood, gaping wounds, mutilated bodies and hades. What are the facts? The knife and the dissecting table have done more to re lieve human suffering than all other human agencies combined." Yes, and the guillotine and hangman's rope have relieved a goxl many people of long suf fering too. Pilcher's theories are simi lar to the barbaric notion of Lycurgus of Sparta who thought to make a race of mighty men of A'alor by exposing all feeble children to the elements and let ting them die of starvation and cold. The theory is a beautiful one but there is neither humanity nor Christianity in it. However nauseating and loathsome the practices for which these boys were mutilated by the great reformer Pilcher, let it be remembered that the state pro vides charitable and reformatory insti tutions for the purpose of reformation and not mutilation. The cheapest and quickest way to dispose of every crimi nal, idiot, imbecile, insane, cripple or otherwise unfortunate human being would be to shoot him dead on the spot, but such procedure would be neither human, nor tolerated by a christian civ ilization. Society is protected, not alone by dire punishments of the guilty or un fortunate, but by efforts to seek and re deem those who are depraved as well. For this our state expends nearly 40 per cent of its taxes on the penal and re formatory institutions, such as Pilcher, Chase, McCasey and others are employ ed to oversee. John Howard suggested a reformation of the English penal sys tem by substituting humanity for cruel ty and all the civilized world blesses the name of John Howard to-day. Perhaps it was Horace Mann who once said that a hundred thousand dollars spent on a boys' reformatory would be well spent if only one boy should be reformed. A friend asked him if he did not put that pretty strong and Mr. Mann replied, "Not if the boy were my son." It is not expected that every boy or girl sent to Winfield will be reformed or restored to their mentality perhaps, but the cruel mutilations of Dr. Pilcher are without precedent in any well managed institu tion of similar character, they are cruel and revolting in the extreme and no parent can feel at ease while his unfor tunate son or daughter is under the su pervision of such a cruel, inhuman mon ster as Pilcher has shown himself to be. How Will We Irrigate ? To the Editor of the World: The most practical solution of irriga tion for western Kansas, is the. reten tion of the storm water. The cheapest way to retain the storm water, is by constructing reservoirs with prison labor. The labor of our state prison except what is employed in min ing is let to contractors at from 14 to 15 cents per day, while the state is at the expense of boarding and guarding. We have asked government aid in ir rigating conventions, but the people of the eastern states are not anxious to assist the development of the west by government assistance nor are the peo ple of eastern Kansas in favor of appro priating money for irrigating western Kansas. And when the legislators of western Kansas meet this winter they will find the appropriation, which they get, will be very meager, not one-fourth of what they were asking for nor one-half what they needed. The only way we can solve the ques tion is for the counties whjch will be benefitted to have a bill introduced al lowing the western counties to employ convicts in the construction of reser voirs upon all streams which cross the county. The dams should be erected to within one and one-half feet of the level of the second bottom, and should be constructed at or near each township line thus making them about six miles apart. The people would attend to get ting the water out themselves. To those of us who saw the large quantities of water flowing past the last season it seemed almost a warning that our crops and gardens would be suffer ing from drouth before the roar of the flood had hardly ceased to echo. The retention of the storm water will also solve the question of the underflow and bring it nearer the surface and hold a more uniforni supply. Unless we continue to alternate be tween feasting and famine, letween phenomenal large crops and absolute failure, we must either irrigate or emi grate, and if we irrigate we must do it ourselves. W. F. King. Meat at Hard Time Prices at Baker's Boiling beef 3 to 5c Best roasts Gc Steak ..8c Front quarters 3)c Hind quarters ., .......5c Pork and veal and pure homemade lard. ONLY eS-OO ONLY TO DENVER AND RETURN. Train leaves Wa-Keeney at 11 p. m. Saturday, September 29, arrives in Den ver Sunday, September 30, at 9 :20 a m., returning leaves Denver at 10 :20 p. m. ; giving 13 hours in Denver. Everybody should take advantage of this low rate to visit Denver. E. A. Lewis,. Agent U. P. R. R. Co. If Growth in Texas, It's Good, The- Texas Coast country vies with California in rai,--:rir pears, grapes, and strawlerries. In 1893 record of H. M. StringfeUow, HiUhcock, Texas, who raised noiirly $8,0; i worth of pears from 13 acres, can be duplicated by you. G. T. Nicholson, G. P. A. Santa Fe Route, Topeka, Kansas, will be glad to f urn Ldi without charge an illustrated pamphlet telling about Texas ,. OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. County. Representative .... ...... ...... ..... .. A. H. Blal County Clark ...U. A. Hoar Treasurer . .. . W. G. Marshall Register of Deeds '. G. W. Cross County Superintendent A. S. Peacock County attorney W. E. Baum 8hriff.... ... . . J. L. A'lman Probate Judge J. M. Welch Clerk District Court 8. M. Hutze. County Sot- yor. C. J. Ferris Coroner ...Joshua Groft l First District L. Warns Commissioners Second District.... . W. B. Cypher 1 Third District Chas. H. Neff City. Mayor.. George Cm , F. P. Lucas ....W. W. Gibson , . . George Bnkei . ... S. M. Hutsel . . .Willis Jackson Joshua Grof t Ed. Chalk Councilmen Police Judge Marshal SOCIETIES. AT. & A. M. Wa-Keeney Lodge No. 148, meelt every second and fourth Monday evening at Masonic Hall, in Opera Block. W. 'S. Saum, Seo'y. W. W. Gibson, W. M. AO. IT. W. Wa-Keeney Lodge, No. 200, meets the first snil third Tuesday evenings of each month at Masonic Hall. W. E. Saum, Roc. S. R. Cowick, IT. W. IO. O. F. -Wa-Keeney Lodge No. 304, meets every Wednesday evening at Masonic Hall . Transient brethren cordially invited. G. W. Ckobs, Seo'y. O. A. Cohtrigrt, N. G. GA. It. Captain Trego Post, No. 197, meets in the evening of the 2nd Saturday of each month, at Masonic Hall. J. W, Reynolds, Com. J. C. Mabtis, Adg't. 7" R. C Captain Trego, No.' 140, meets every V V second Tuesday evening and fourth Sat nrday alternoon of each month at Masonie Hall. Mrs. Addik Hooan, President. Mas. Delia Holkes. Secy. SONS OF VETERANS- Preston B. Plumb Camp, No. 261, meets every 1st and 8d Saturday even ings of each month ut Masonic Hall. C. A. Hoar, Commander. C. N. Gibson, Q M. S. CHURCHES. ME. CHCRCH Sunday school at 10 o'clock A. M., Millard Wolf, superintendent, Preaoh infi at 11 o'clock A. M. and 7:30 o'clock P. M.; Class meeting at 12 o'clock M. General prayer meet ing Thursday at 7:30 o'clock P. M. Ladies' prayer meeting Wednesday at 3 o'clock P. M. Ep worth League meetings Sunday at 7:30 o'clock P. M. A cordial invitation is extended to all. 1. F. Johnson, Pastor. PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL Services Second, and Fourth Sundays in each month, at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. in., ut the Court House. Ladies' Guild meets third Thursday in each mouth. A cordial invitation is extended to every one to as sist in our services. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday school at 10 A. M., Rev. Bracken, superintendent. Preaching at 11 a. m., and 7:3a p. m. Prayer meet ing Wednesday evening at 7:50, p. m. La dies' Missionary Society fourth Thursday of each month at 3:00 P. M., Mrs. J. Mi Welch, president. A cordial invitation is extended to everyone UNION PACIFIC TIME TABLE EAST. 3 K. C. Fast Line " 6:56 p. K 8 Eastern limited Dub 6:00 a. u 14 -Local Freight " 6:15 p. m WEST. 1 Fast Express ........ . 7:C7 A. Nt 7 West Bound Passenger :O0 p. m 13 Local Freight ' 8:50 A. M Through tickets and baggage checked to all points. E. A. Lewis. Agent. MO. PACIFIC TIME TABLE. I AT RANSO.vT. East Bound: No, 202 - 2:53 a. u. Freight, No. 218 - - - - 1:10 p.m. Freight, No. 220 ... 7.-25 p. M. West Bounp; No. 201 - 12:04 . M Freight, No. 217 - , 11:32 A. M Freight Nx 21tf ... 7:25 P. M & All trains run on mountain time and all train carry passengers. . J. E, Pabks, Agent. Straws From Willcox. BY B.B. Cool and cloudy with plenty of wind. Ben Sutton is working for S. L. Gar land. Mrs. Peacock visited with the Hoob ler's Saturday. Another dance . at the Columbia ranch last Friday night. The school house in district 36 is un dergoing repairs this week. James Wright and Albert Popo will start for Missouri next week. School commences at Willcox Monday with D, B. liogers in charge. Mrs. Hunt and Miss Marian were vis iting in this neighborhood last Thurs day. Rev, Gunkel is conducting a series of meetings at Willcox assisted by Rev, James. Miss Leota Thomas has gone to Em poria to attend the State Normal this winter. Wm. Nichol of Harlan county, Ne braska, was shaking hands with his old friends last week. Midway Scraps. BY JACK. Cool and windy. Next Monday school begins. Max Brown will start for Denver in u few days. Born September 20, to Mrs, and Mr. Ed. Brown a daughter. We learu that Captain Jones has been quite sick of late but is better. Born September 19, to Mrs. and Mr. J. Briggs, Jr. a son. Mother and eon doing well. Rev, J, W. Hickman has a pet a large turtle which tips tho beam of 33 pounds. He caught it on Big creek. Collyer put on busy airs last Saturday it being the day for the democratic cau cus for nominating township officers. Rev. J. W. Hickman and son Charles are th crack duck hunters- liaving killed seventy in ten days. Can any two beat that. Mr. Warrenburg of Nemaha county shipped from Collyer one car load of hogs and one of cattle. He paid better prices than oiy local buyers. Tree Pill3. Send your address to. H. F. B.ucklin & Co., Chicago., and get a free sample box of Dr. King's New Life Pills. A trial will convince you of their merits, These piUs are easy in action, and are particu- larly effective iA the cure of, constipation and sick headache For malaria and liver troubles they have proved invalua ble. They are guaranteeded to be per--fectly free from every deleterious sub etance and to be purely vegetable. They do not. weaken by their anion but by giving tone to stomach and bowels greatly invigorate the system. Regular size 25 cents per box. Sold by Jones & Gibson, druggists. -