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CALL FOR A COUNTY COirVENTION.
A delegate contention of the Republicans of Trego county is hereby called to meet at the court house in Wa-Keeney at 1 o'cltwk p. in.. Saturday. August 1. 16. for the purpose of electing two delegates and two alternates to the state convention to lie held at Topeka. August 11. The basis of representation from the several townships will be one delegate at large and one delegate for each ten vttes or major fraction thereof cast for W. C Kd wards. secretary of state, at the last general election. The townships will be entitled to the following number of delegates: Delegates. Alternates. Ogailah 6 Ogallah 6 Glencoe 3 Glencoe 3 Riverside 3 Riverside 3 Wa-Keeney 13 Wa-Keeney . 1-1 Willcox 3 Willcox 3 Collyer 5 Collver 5 Franklin 3 Franklin 5 A. S. Peacock. Geo. Raker. bee. pro tern. chairman. MONET AND THE FARMERS. It is upon the farmers' vote in the great middle west that the free silver party bases its claims for success in the coming election. Their argu ment to the farmer is that under the gold standard the farmer receives but 40 cents a bushel for his wheat and from 15 to 20 cents for his corn and oats, but that under a silver standard lie would receive double that amount and that the silver he would receive would pay his debts equally with gold. In other words, that his grain and produce would have just twice as much debt-paying power as they have at present. Undoubtedly this is a specious ar gument, and as it appeals to the baser and more selfish side of human nature it cannot but have considerable weight with all those whose debts are greater than their credits. That this is the condition of the whole farming community is difficult to believe, but even if it is the benefit they would gain would be but temporary. They might pay off such debts as were not payable in gold and thus have an ap parent advantage, but they would soon find that they would have to pay double for everything they had to buy, and that the wages of their em ployes would also be doubled. It is equally true that through this disar rangement of prices and values they would suffer more in the end as they did under the depreciated greenbacks of the war. Twenty years ago the same arguments were addressed to the farmers as are made now,, only that they were for a continuance of the irredeemable greenbacks and in opposition to the resumption of specie payment. Who is now sorry those arguments failed? A party should always be distrusted which attempts to beguile the people into cheating and fraud by means of unsound de preciated money. Every person who reflects upon the course of prices for farm products knows that they have depreciated, not because of the gold standard, but because of overproduction. Xew lands to an enormous extent have been opened up for the raising of wheat. Argentine and Russia are competitors of the American farmer in the market of the world, and all this has tended to the lowering of prices. It is also the fact that improved machinery has lessened the cost of production very maternally, and that has had its effect on the lowering of prices. A depreciated currency cannot but injure the farmer and the working man equally with all other members of the community, for whatever af fects one part of the body politic must, sooner or later, all other parts. The money circulation is the life blood of the community, and if it is diseased the whole body will become diseased. History, even our own, is full of this teaching. Why will not the people be instructed by it? Chi cago Times-Herald. Demoontio Platform Condensed. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Down with the national Govern ment; down with the Supreme Court; down with national banks: down with national credit; down with statesmen and statesmanship; down with the wisdom of the fathers and the tradi tions of the past: hurrah for "States' right"; hurrah for repudiation and dishonest money: hurrah for free coinage of the word's silver at our ex pense; hurrah for panic, general bankruptcy and irreparable disaster; hurrah for plunder, for "to the vic tors belong the spoils"; hurrah for the degenerates and the conspiritors against stable government and estab lished order. N. B. If you don't like the plat form you may go to . P. S. Cleveland be . Attention, Comrades ! There will be a special meeting of Captain Trego Post No. 197, G. A. IL. on Saturday, July 25, 1896, at 2 o'clock p. m. All members are earnestly re quested to attend. Any one in de fault on account of non-payment of dues will be given an opportunity to amend, in accordance with the gen erous offer in recent general orders. By order of the post. W. C. Olson. Commander. W. S. Harbison, Adjutant. Fish! Family mackerel. Family White fish. Columbia River Salmon. New Potomac Roe Herring. Extra fancy smoked Halibut. C. C. BESTOR. Local Happenings. Mrs. George Hunt is on the sick list. Mrs. McCormick is indisposed with the measles. Mrs. E. A. Rea and children are vis iting in Hiawatha. diet Gleason returned from Byers, Colo., Friday morning. For sale Steel wind mill tower. Inquire at the bank. Wall paper at Cortright's at 3c, 4c, 5c and 7c per roll. Wall paper at Cortright's at '3ic, He, 5c and Tie per roll. We are closing out Ladies' waists at one-half price. G. I. Verbeck. tf Goto Mrs. Harrison's for "your ice cream and ice cold lemonade to-day. Dr. Jones made a professional visit to Cheyenne Wells, Colo., Wednesday. Uncle Jimmie Tunnell, of the south side, was in Wa-Keeney Last Tuesday. Commissioner Swiggett andJ-Mar-quand were in Wa-Keeney last .Tues day. Hiber & Baird will thresh your wheat for 5i cents and board the hands. The city marms of Ellis are in-'a peck of trouble flighting for female rights. Warner George, of the east side, was a pleasant caller at this office last Monday. We are pleased to note that Post master Davis is able to be up and around. J. B. Beal. of Grainfield, was in Wa-Keeney Thursday to consult with Dr. Jones. Seldom equalled. Never excelled. The Oakley roller mills flour at G. I. Verbeck's. tf Miss Georgie Moore is visiting with Judge and Mrs. Monroe at Hays City this week. It is rumored that Editor Brettle. of Ellis, will seek a more congenial clime shortly. Mrs. W. S. Harrison has opened an ice cream parlor in the old meat market building. Leap year is half gone and we have not heard of a single miss who had the nerve to propose. For breakfast or supper try shredded Whole Wheat Biscuit. A perfect food. For sale be C. C. Bestor. Tommy Oliver, of Ellis, one of the best passenger engineers on this divi sion, was in town Monday. All those knowing themselves in debted to C. N. Gibson will please call and settle at the drug store. H. E. Patterson, expert accountant of Wichita, spent last Saturday and Sunday very pleasantly in our city. License to marry was issued to Fred Halbleib, of Riverside, and Miss Mary Babis, of Ellis county, last Thursday. Probate Judge Cowick appointed W. E. Sauni administrator of the estate of E. W. Gilbert, deceased. A good appointment. Several of the firemen on this divi sion find it pleasant to spend Sunday in our beautiful city. Remember, boys, 'tis leap year. Remember, we are headquarters for Dry Goods, Groceries. Boots. Shoes. Hats. Caps, and Clothing. Remem ber the place. G. 1. Verbeck. Seventy-three democratic newspa pers have bolted Bryan's and Sewall's nomination and will support McKin ley and Hobart. Let the good work go on. We have a number of copies of Ex pert Accountant Patterson's storv published last week left over. If you want one or two just call and we will be glad to accommodate you. W. S. Mead and J. R. Wilson made a trip to the east part of the county Monday. Mr. Mead says he counted nineteen stacks on a quarter section of land and that corn never looked better. Mrs W. S. Harrison will open an ice cream parlor in the building one door south of Verbeck's store on Saturday, July 13th. Ice cream and lemonade will be served. Your pat ronage solicited. Just received car load of Oakley Roller Mills Flour. We guarantee this to be second to none in the mar ket. 100 sample sacks given away free. Get a sample sack and be con vinced that we mean just what we say. G-1. Verbeck. tf As an evidence of the prolific quali ty of Kansas soil in a good season Jeff AVhite has left at this office a sunflow er stalk bearing on the roots a half dozen good sized potatoes. This would be hard to believe even this year, but the potatoes show for them selves. Gaylord Herald. A. A. Stephens, the large cattle man on the Downer was in Wa-Keeney last Tuesday and paid World a visit. He has 900 head of cattle and they are getting away with our sur plus grass. He informed us that they were doing line and that he would offer some for sale soon. What we need in this county is more cattlemen like Mr. Stephens. C. A. Hoar's mission to Wa-Keeney last week was a very pleasant one both to his family and manv friends. He has settled his claim "with the county, deeding 160 acres of land one mile from Ogallah. As the pop com missioner from the east side is in favor of a poor farm (if we are rightly informed) -we would suggest that a poor farm be located there and he be made poor commissioner. Harvest is about over. Land office business is quiet. Good wheat is worth 35 cents on our market. Commissioner's proceedings in full in this issue. California Jack seems to be all the go these warm days. Wa-Keeney has a bicycle miss and she's a graceful rider. Born, to Mrs. and Mr. C. F. Folkers, Friday, July 17, ISSKi, a son. Give us one more good rain and our corn crop will be immense. At least 10.000 bushels of last year's aorn is stored in Wa-Keene3-. Frank Cross and Bruce Furbeck. of Glencoe, were in the county seat Fri day. Bryan and Sewall (our barbers) went fishing Wednesday and caught a nice string. Abram Cross, of Glencoe, attended the meeting of the county central committee last Saturday. A good rain would be appreciated and free silver would be relegated from our street corners for a day or two. Hiram P. Griffith and daughter, Miss May, of the east side; were in Wa-Keeney Wednesday. . He made this office an appreciative call. M. R. Grapes, who has been har vesting his half section of wheat in the south part of the county, left last Saturday evening for Weedman, 111. We are informed that he will make his home with us in the near future. He is a fine gentleman and we wel come him into our midst. Washburn university at Topeke of fered a year's scholarship in the academical department to the pupils of each county having highest average standing in the common school exam inations last spring. The Kansas Wesle3ran Business college, of Salina, also did the same. On final examina tion in this county Millie Stradal and Joseph Sigler were a tie in average standing and have been awarded these scholarships respectively. Again death has visited the home of S. M. llutzel and severed the last cord which bound him to his family. The death of little Teddie occurred last Saturday afternoon, July 11, 1896. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church by Rev. Thomp son Sunday afternoon after which the remains were laid to rest beside his mother in the cemetery. He was 7 months and 4 days old. He was a bright child, and had a host of friends who sympathize with Mr. Hutzel in this his second sad affliction within a year. County Central Committee Meeting. The Republican Central committee met in the office of G. W. Cross, regis ter of deeds, last Saturday. It was decided to call a county convention to be held at Wa-Keeney, Saturday, Au gust 1, 1896, to elect two delegates and two alternates to the State Re publican convention to be held at To peka. August 11. The committee recommend that township caucuses be held Saturday, August 25, at the usual voting places. It was decided that the basis of representation of the several town ships be one delegate at large and one delegate for each ten votes or major fraction thereof cast for W. C. Ed wards, secretary of state, at the last general election. The call for the county convention will be found in another column. Geo. Baler, Chairman. A. S. Peacock, Sec. pro tem. From the Kansas City Drover's Telegram. Cattle that are good enough to sell at $4.65 do not grow on common bushes. Kansas City topped the western cattle markets in June with the bunch at 4.65 June 30th. Not in cluding the $5.00 peach-and-cream bunch on April 10 it was the highest sale since December 3. 1895. The $4.65 cattle here to-day. which made the top price for the month at all western markets, were brought in by G. W. Dockstader, of Cawker City, Kansas. These cattle were on feed seven months, weighed 940 lbs on the start. After a diet of shelled corn and alfalfa they weighed June 30th, 1,423 lbs, a gain of 483 lbs. Ackerman bought them for New Vork. Mr. Dockstader has cause to feel proud to have the top price for forty head out of hundreds of thousands at the four markets this month. It gives us great pleasure to publish the above squibs as they are of im portance to every breeder in western Kansas. These cattle were raised by W. J. Skelton on the Saline and were sold to Clint Jennings who sold them to Mr. Dockstader. Mr. Skelton has cause to feel proud to know that his fine Hereford cattle rank with the best in the country. Card ef Thanks. I While I am inexpressibly sad and bereft, feeling that almost the last earthly cord has been severed, I can not help, though in a feeble way. ex tending my most sincere thanks to true friends and neighbors who have been so good and kind in this my sad affliction in the loss of my sweet little boy, Freddie, who has gone to be with his dear mamma. I have not found it true: "Laugh and the world laughs with you ; Weep and you weep alone." Thanks to you all, dear friends, for noble deeds, kind assistance and true sympathy. S. M. Hutzel. To my Friends. I have returned to Wa-Keeney and opened my blacksmith shop south of the track, and invite all my old custo mers and many new ones to call. Bex. Jackson. New Sallaround. C. H. Baugher is stacking his bun dle grain. Jesse Cockrell has purchased a new all steel truck wagon. . John and Marion Goble have turned up a smooth hundred acres of sod to the sun. Henry Cutler finished cutting Tom Daly's oats, barlev and wheat last Monday. Samuel Bradley and family started on their journey to Missouri on Mon day by wagon. W. A. Eppler sold the Tom Robert's mules to Helm and Griswold, of Ellis county last week. Misses Blanche Connelly and Celia Cutler visited a few days last week with Mrs. Henry Morton. Saline Valley Items. Crops of all kinds are fine. Harvest is nearly over. Grain is good. Mrs. Moe spent the Fourth on the Saline. The question is: Who will kill the grasshoppers? They are damaging gardens. Quite a good many spent the Fourth on the Saline angling after the tinny tribe with good success. Some re port fish weighing four pounds. A man from southeast Nebraska passed through the valley last week gathering items on irrigation. He had been to Garden City and the Col orado line. He claimed that irriga tion wasn't known in his country. He was well pleased with it and will commence preparations to irrigate as soon as he gets home. Occasionally. f Crowded out last week. Midway Scraps. Quite cool Wednesday morning. J. Briggs, sr., celebrated the Fourth at Gove City. F. A. Spena is harvesting for L. Larson with his binder. Max Brown is home from Utica where he has been to work. Mrs. A. W. Purinton left last Fri day for her home in Salina. The picnic at Baker's grove last week is reported as a very pleasant affair. Ed. Hawkes went to Wa-Keeney last Monday for some repairs for his machine. J. Briggs came home from Dr. Jones' ranch to celebrate the Fourth with his family. They celebrated by going fiishing. Result a fine catch. John generally gets the game when lie goes for it. Jack. Midway Scraps, July 15. Very hot and dry. A good rain would be acceptable. N. Redmond came home Monday from Barton county. A. B. and M. P. Redmond have treated themselves to a new mower. Master Arthur Briggs was thrown from a pony last Sunday while chas ing cattle, and bruised "up considera ble, but he is ready to try it again. ' J.. Briggs, sr., and A. B. Redmond went to see the sights in Wa-Keeney last Tuesday. A. J. Johnson and son A. N.. took a drive to the city of Quinter last Tuesday. W. F. Stranahan was helping Geo. Morrell stack grain the fore part of the week. The school marms and the would be's are preparing for the Normal. There will be quite a number from this neck of the woods in attendance. " Jack. Collyer Pickups. ' Cattle buyers have made their ap pearance again. Miss Blanche Wolf, or Grainfield, is the guest of Miss Lillie Orr. Mr. Myerly, our postmaster, is try ing his luck on the railroad section. Mrs. Wm. Bower is expecting a visit from her sister, Miss Ollie Tague, of Hoi ton. The weather continues favoraole for harvesting, but growing crops are beginning to need rain. A Mr. Humbert, of Keittesburg, 111., is here this week looking after his land near Collyer and Hays City. E. A. Guschensky and James Hick man returned from Gorham last Fri day evening. They report plenty of rain and good crops in that country. Rev. Hickman was called to conduct the funeral services of Mrs. McCart ney on last Friday at the the McCart ney home on the Hackberrv. The re mains were laid to rest in "the Collyer cemetery. Sambo. AGENTS WANTED "'o$2oaDay. LIFE of McKINLEY And Hobart. Republican candidates for President and Vice President, by Robert P. Porter, the noted journal ist, present editor of the Cleveland World, and an intimate friend of Mc Kinley for twenty years. Absolutely the only authentic Life of McKinley published. For more than two years in preparation, and the only work that Jias received the endorsement of Major McKinley and his most inti mate friends. "No book equal to it as a seller. Everybody wants the book-published at McKinley's home. Porter's book sells at- sight. lieaders will accept no other. A gold mine for live, active workers. Our agents are clearing from $10 to $20 a day. Chance for thousands of others to do as well. This is the opportunity of your life. The highest commission paid. Order outfit now. Send 20 cts. (stamps taken) as an evidence of good faith, which amount will be refunded with agent's first order, if it is only for one book, making outfit free. Books on time. Charges prepaid, leaving profits clear. Act quick or while you are waiting others will cut you out. H. G- Hamilton Pub. co-. 3004 Arcade, Cleveland, Ohio. A. II. Blair, Pres. IX Bassistek, Vice Pres. R. C. Wilson, Casuiei , Capital Stock $25,000. WA-KEENEY STATE BANK OF W T-T-t- m Buys and Sells Exchange. A. IT. BLAIR. II. J. HlLLE. li. C. WlLSON. D. Bannister. Th ms Martin. Trigs County Normal. Trego County Teacher's institute will be held at Wa-Keeney beginning Monday morninsr, July 27th. We hope to make it the largest and best ever held in the county. It will be in charge of Profs. Rose and Nowlin who have worked with us before and need no introduction to our people. Every teacher of the county, past, present and prospective is earnestly invited, even urged, to attend. Ad vanced pupils are also invited. Classes will be arranged and graded to the mutual advantage of all members. Teachers and pupilsof adjoining coun ties will find a welcome here. The course of study will be fur nished to all members as soon as en rolled. The enrollment fee is one dollar for any part or all of the month. Text books of any series may be used. A lecture or other entertainment will be given each week. Most or all of these will be free and a general in vitation is extended. An examination for teacher's certi ficates will be held on Friday and Sat urday, August 21 and 22. All teachers whose certificates expire before April, 1897 should attend. The fee is one dollar. We will be glad to have the friends and patrons of the public schools visit the Normal and observe the work done. Inquiries regarding board, rooms to rent and all matters pertaining to the Normal will be cheerfully an swered. Parents intending to send advanced pupils are invited to consult with the superintendent or instructors. Let us'hear from you. Respectfully, A. S. Peacock, County Superintendent. When Baby was sick, we gave her Castorla. When she was a Child, she cried for Castorla. When she became Miss, she clung Co Castorla. When she had Children, she gave them Castorla. Notice to Stockman. There will be a meeting of the stockmen of western Kansas held at Wa-Keeney, Kansas, on the 25th day of July, 1896, for the purpose of organ izing a Cattlemen's Protective asso ciation. All stockmen are requested to be present. H. J. Hille, James Walsh, Tom L. Pkatt, Committee on organization. Taken Up at the Willcox ranch, one bay horse, hind feet white, weight 1100, about 12 years old. Owner can ha-ve same by paying for advertisement. BUSINESS LOCALS. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy cures colds, croup and whooping cough. It is pleasant, safe and reliable. For sale by Jones & Gibson. Pass the good word along the line. Piles can be quickly cured without an operation bv simply applying I)e Witt's Witch Hazel Salve. Persons who have a coughing spell every night, on account of a tickling sensation in the throat, may over come it at once by a dose of One Min ute Cough Cure. Jones & Gibson. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorla. It would be hard to conceive a man suffering from bilious colic that his agony is due to a microbe with an un pronouncable name. But one dose of DeWitt's Colic and Cholera Cure will convince him of its power to afford instant relief. It kills pain. Jones & Gibson. We are anxious to do a little good in this world and can think of no pleasanter or better way to do it than by recommending One Minute Cough Cure as a preventive of pneumonia, consumption and other serious lung troubles that follow neglected colds. Jones & Gibson. When we consider that the intes tines are about five times as long as the body, we can realize the intense suffering experienced when they be come inflamed. DeWitt's Colic and Cholera Cure subdues inflammation at once and completely removes the difficulty. Jones & Gibson. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorla. Young mothers dread the summer months on account of the great mor tality among children caused by Vw el troubles.. Perfect safety may be assured those who keep on hand De Witt's Colic and Cholera cure, and ad minister it promptly. For cramps, bilious colic, dysentery and diarrhoea, it affords instant relief. Jones & Gib son., In the yicinity of Boquet, West moreland county, Pa., almost any one can tell you how to cure a lame back or stiff neck. They dampen a piece of flannel with Chamberlain's Pain Balm and bind it on the affected parts and in one or two days the trouble has disappeared. This same treatment will promptly cure a pain in the side or chest. Mr. E. M. Frye, a prominent merchant of Boquet, speaks very highly of Pain Balm: and his recommendations have had much to do with making it popu lar there. For sale by Jones & Gibson. Small in size, but great in results. DeWitt's Little Early Risers act gently but thoroughly, curing indi gestion, dyspepsia and constipation. Small pill, safe pill, best pill. Jones & Gibson. Mrs. Rhodie Noah, of this place, was taken in the night with crampinir pains and the next day diarrhoea set in. She took half a bottle of black berry cordial but got no relief. She then sent to me to see if I had any thing that would heip her. I sent her a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic. Oholera and Diarrhoea Remedy and the first dose relieved her. Another of our neighbors had been sick for about a week and had tried different remedies for diarrhoea but kept get ting worse. I sent him this same remedy. Only four doses of it were required to cure him. He says he owes his recovery to this wonderful medicine Mrs. Mary Sibley, Sidney, Mich. For sale by Jones & Gibson. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorla. Last summer one of our grand children was sick with a severe bowel trouble. Our doctor's remedies had failed, then we tried Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoa Remedy, which gave very speedy relief. We regard it as the best medicine ever put on the market for bowel com plaints Mrs. E. G. Gregery, Freder ickson. Mo. This certainly is the best medicine ever put on the market for dysentery, summer complaint, colic and cholera infantum in chil dren. . It never fails to give prompt relief when used in reasonable time and the plain printed directions are fellowed. Many mothers have ex pressed their sincere gratitude forthe cures it has effected. For sale by Jones & Gibson. Union Pacific Time Table. EAST. I Eastern limited i Due 6:25 a. m 3 Kansas City Fast Line Due 10:03 p. m WEST. I Fast Express Due 4:47 a. m 3 !enver 5c Pacific Coast Imt'd I)ue7: p. ui Tickets sold and bajfKHKe checked to all points in United States ana Canada. E. P. Bradshaw. Aeent. MO. Pacific Time Table. At Ransom. EAST BOUND. No. 8 : 3:12 a. rr Freight, No. -218 6:17 a. m Freight, No. 220 7:2 p. m WEST BOUND. No. 3 .- 11:17 p. m Freiitlit. No. 217 . 11:40 a. m Freight No. 210 4:45 p. m jay-All trains run on mountain time and all trains carry passengers. W. H. Barr. A sent. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. A. B. JONES, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. WA-KEENEY. - - KANSAS. W. E. SAUM, ATTORNEY AT LAW. WA-KEENEY - - KANSAS. S. R. COWICK, ATTORNEY AT LAW. WA-KEENET. - - KANSAS. JOHN A. NELSON, ATTORNEY AND REAL ESTATE AGENT. AGENT FOR CLOSE BROS' LAND CO. For choice bargains in lands give me a call. All kinds of business promptly attended to for non-resinents. Dr. Raffington, THE DENTIST. Will make regular visits to Wa-Keeney every month. 43" Watch for dates. A. E. SIGLER, CARPENTER iSatofc and BUILDER t3T Freinl atention (riven to building of modern styles. Shop north of Court House. A&f Agent for the Currie L Windmill. Windmills &. ig "T and tanks built and re 2. ' paired on short notice. TrS Call and get my prices. STOP AT RED FRONT BARN. SacceMor to A. P. Lawrence. E. McATEE. Proprietor- (Horses boarded reasonable, and good rigs furnished, with or without dri vers. WA-KEENEY - - KANSAS. F. WOLLNER, (SacwMor to L W Fisncr,) DEALER J STftFLE GROCERIES Oranges. Lemons and other Fruits. Crackers, Candies and Clears. These goods are all fresh and clean. ft. MULHEIM, Watchmaker and Jeweler. Ellis, Kansas. Fine and complicated Watches re paired and prices to suit the times. ftg"A!l work warranted or money refunded. Elfin. Waltham and Hampden Watches Your choice for $5.00.