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V I'nion Pacific Tiaie Table. HAST. 4 F.astern limited One B: a. m 3 Kansas City Fast Line Due 10:(J5 p. ui VEST. I Fast Kxpress Dne 4:47 a. m 3 TVnver Sc Pacific Coast Imt'rl IuT:03 p. m Tickets sold and IraKfraKc checked to all points iu United trtates and Canada. K. 1. Bradshaw, A sent. SHERIFF'S PROCLAMATION Of Time of Holding Election -National, State. District, County and Township. State or Kansas, t Tbwm CoirxTr. To all whom tliest presents shall come, jrretaint;: Know ye. that I. G. IV. Tornn. sheriff1 of Trejro county. Kansas, by virtue of author ity in m vested, do hy this proclamation jrive public Tiotice that on Tuesday, the iird day of Nuvemlier. A. 1 . I Win. there will In? held an election, and the ofticers to be chosen at that time are as follows: NATIONAL TICKET. Ten Presidential Electors. STATE TICKET. One Governor. One Lieutenant Governor. One Secretary of State. One Auditor of State. One Treasurer of State. One Attorney General. One Superintendent Public Instruct ion. One Chief Justice. One Judre Court of Appeals, Northern de partment. Western division. One Congressman at large. One State Senator. One Congressman tith listrict. COCSTT TICKET. One Representative. One Clerk of the ?ourt. One County Attorney. One Superintendent of Schools. One Probate Judge. , One Commissioner 1st iHstrict. One Commissioner 2d District. TOWNSHIP TICKET. Two Justices of the Peace. One Trustee. One Clerk. One Treasurer. Two Constables. One Road Overseer for each Koad District. The votes of election for said offices will be received at the polls at the usual voting places in each township iu said county of Trego and state of Kansas. In witness whereof I have set my hand at my office in Wa-Keeney. said county, this 1-Jth day of October, ltftfti. G. W. Lynx. Sheriff of Trego county, Kansas. Our County Ticket. The Republicans of Trego county are to be congratulated upon the ex cellence of the ticket presented for their suffrages this year. It is com posed of good, capable men, every one of whom is especially well qualified to discharge the duties of the position to which he aspires. This fact was so well recognized that in most cases no other names were presented to the convention which nominated them, and the unanimity with which they were chosen as standard bearers may be taken as an indication of the ma jorities which will insure their elec tion. It is one of the strongest tickets ever presented to the voters of this county and men of all parties can, do and will unite in support of it. FOR REPRESENTATIVE We have Jesse Cockrell, a native of Illinois, from which state he enlisted in the I22ud "Volunteer Infantry, and served three years as a Union soldier under such Generals as A. J. Smith and W. T.- Sherman. For the past ten years he has been a resident of Adair precinct where he has the en tire confidence and respect of all his neighbors who recognize his superior fitness to represent them in the law making body of the state. He is a farmer and well acquainted with the agricultural and business conditions in western Kansas, and all interests of our section of the state will have no more energetic, watchful and capable defender than "Uncle Jess" Cockrell whose name is a synonym for business activity and integrity. FOR PROBATE JUDGE the Republicans present the name of Captain A. J. Johnson who is also an old soldier. He is a native of Ohio and served nearly three years for the i suppression of the rebellion, enlisting in the 6th Minnesota Volunteer In fantry. For the past fifteen years he lias lived in Collyer township, and en joys the esteem of his neighbors. He has the scholarship and sound judg ment' necessary for the discharge of the highly responsible duties of the office to which his fellow citizens will elect him. He is further qualified by considerable experience in public life In short, there is no question as to his fitness for probate judge, which is the only question voters will ask after a comparison of candidates; and the answer is apparent. COUNTY ATTORNEY. For this important office we unite with alarge majority of Trego county citizens in support of '-Honest John A. Inelson. Mr. Nelson has lived in this community eighteen years. We have known him almost that long and have yet to hear the first person ques tion his integrity or his ability. In fact, both are conceded by his ac quaintances and friends who are found in all parts of the county. Dur ing his long residence in the county he has had seven years' experience, at different periods, in the office to which he will be re-elected. His po sition is important as an advisor of the county commissioners and other officers, and doubly so as prosecuting ,ttorney in criminal cases. He can ,and' has refused to prosecute petty personal and malicious cases, and thereby saved our taxpayers thousands of dollars in costs; but when life or limb has been endangered he has proven himself adequate to the task of securing the arrest and conviction of the offenders. CLERK OF DISTRICT COURT. Clias. Gibson was unanimously re-nominated by the -convention for election to the position he now holds and has acceptably filled for two years. This office is important because of the character of service required of the occupant, often involving thousands of dollars under litigation Constant attendance is required and the officer is under heavy bonds for the faithful discharge of his duties. Yet, while this is true, there is no salary at tached, and under the present peace ful and harmonious condition of our people, with only two terms of court a year, the fees are so meager that no one can afford to accept the position who has not a residence near and some other occupation which can be followed in profitable and compatible connection with it. Mr. Gibson's ex perience and position make him an eligible candidate, and the more than probable successor of himself. A most searching examination of the condition of his office proved his records in good shape, and he will keep them so. SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC IN STRUCTION. Over and above all financial and property interests, our people hold the success of the schools and the in tellectual development and training of their children most sacred; and having found by thorough trial at the head of our educational forces an of ficer of exceptional energy, fitness and ability they are unwilling to part with his services. It is therefore no sur prise that the convention re-nominated A. S. Peacock without a dis senting voice. Mr. Peacock began teaching in 1876, and has been con tinuously connected with school work as teacher, examiner or superintend ent every year since. Eighteen years of this experience have been in Kan sas, and the last .ten years in Trego county. His record here is an open book. He is well known to all our people and is, himself, acquainted with every teacher and nearly every school officer of the county. He knows the financial and educational condition of each district, and is per sonally acquainted with most of our nine hundred pupils especially so with advanced pupils, who have his sympathy, help and encouragement in all their laudable efforts to get an edu cation. It is needless to say that he has the support of both old and young and will be re-elected. COMMISSIONER FIRST DISTRICT. The delegates from Ogallah, Glen coe ana iviversiae townslnps were a unit in demanding that John F. Barc lay, of Ogallah, make the race for commissioner. To their urgent re quest he reluctantly consented, after much earnest solicitation by his neighbors, who place the fullest con fidence in his judgment and ability. Mr. Barclay has been a resident of his district for ten years, and is well ac quainted with its people and the con ditions surrounding them. He is a successful farmer and school teacher, well informed upon the state of pub lic affairs. He is universally liked for his kindly, quiet disposition, sobriety a nd unimpeachable character. He will be elected, and will serve his district and the county with fair and impar tial ability. COMMISSIONER SECOND DISTRICT. The resignation of W. B. Cypher, who has served the second district so well for the past six years, makes a vacancy to be filled by an election for one year. Wa-Keeney, and Willcox townships have united upon A. P. Hinshaw, who lives near the center of the district, as a candidate equally accessible to all parts of the district and unbiased by location. Mr. Ilin- snaw nas uvea in me aistrict seven teen years, several years ago he served his township as trustee and as sessor, and established a reputation for unswerving integrity, absolute fairness and careful, conservative busi ness judgment. When elected, which event is near at hand, he will be the commissioner of the whole district not the officer of any particular man. faction, locality or business interest. With personal favors for none and careful consideration for all, he will make a model commissioner. The second district has been fortunate ra its selection of commissioners in the past, and the election of Mr. Hinshaw will be no exception. Judge A. H. Ellis, our candidate for congress, spoke two hours last Wed nesday afternoon to the largest rjoliti- cal audience of this campaign. His prospects for election grow brighter as the time grows shorter, and after six years of total political and legis lative eclipse the big Sixth and short grass region will once more have a representative in congress. The judge makes many friends, who admire his ability and earnestness, and whom he win gladly serve with intelligent ac tion in congress. The DeoDle of this district are tired of the figurehead. deadhead nonemtyand inaction,which it it were not entirely inert, has been a disgrace to us during the last three congresses, xhey will have no more of it. . . Local Happenings. One week from next Tuesday election. Fresh oysters at Baker's at 3.1 cents per quart. Hon. Simon Motz, of Hays City. was in town last Saturday. Rev. J. W. Hickman, of Collyer, was in town Monday. Geo. I. Verheck received a carload of fine apples the first of the week. Claus Schumann, of Ogallah. trans acted business in Wa-Keeney Wednes day. Mrs. George Philip, of Hays City, visited with Mrs. C J. Ferris this week. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Phillip, of Hays City, visited Wa-Keeney friends this week. DTlie ladies pf the Episcopal church will serve hot dinner and supper on election day. Doctors Frank and Curt Morgan, of Clay Center, Kan., are visiting Dr. and Mrs Jones. C. V. Kinney, the versatile editor of the Oakley Graphic, was in Wa Keeney last Wednesday. Genial Gene Woodruff, representing the nail lithograph company, spent last Sunday in Wa-Keeney. J. B. Beal, of Grainfield, was in our city last Wednesday on land business, and took in Judge Ellis' speech. Notice Mr. Brown's photo car will be in Wa-Keeney until the 28th inst., after which will leave for the winter. H. J. Harwi, of Hill City, one of the brighest j-oung lawyers in western Kansas, accompanied Senator Baker to Wa-Keeney. Born To Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Grim, of the Isorth Fork horse ranche, oii October 15, a boy. Both mother and child doing well. Everybody invited to attend the Teachers' Association meeting this afternoon at the court house. Pro gram in this issue. This week we present to our read ers another good supplement, filled with good sound reading. Read it and then hand it to a friend. nMr. and Mrs. Grant Marshall gave a dancing party to their many young friends last Friday evening, which was enjoyed by all those present. There will be preaching at the Presbyterian church next Sunday morning and evening, at the usual hours, by Rev. Brown, the pastor. The official ballot will appear in our uext issue, which will be gotten out earlier than usual to insure delivery all over the county before election. Lew Escher has enlisted in the U. S. cavalry service and is stationed at Ft. Keogh, Montana. He expects to be transferred to the hospital corps. Apples at Verbeck's 75c per bushel. Miss Etta Plants is teaching in District 43 and Miss Ollie Tague has been engaged to teach in District 33. All our schools are now contracted ex cept Ko. 23. Ed Griffith and daughter, Lou, were in Wa-Keeney Thursday. Mr. G. took in Senator Baker's able speech, and expressed himself well paid for his long drive. The busiest place in town just at present is Republican headquarters. More business is transacted there than Geo. I. Verbeck's store, but George I. takes in the dough. The Popocrat candidate for repre sentative was circulating in and around Collyer Thursday, and re marked: "If dot 'ere Yoc Yones vas not in de gampaign, I vould be se lected." Hon. Harry Pestana, of Russell, made a sound and logical speech at Collyer Thursday night. The Wa Keeney glee club furnished excellent music. He will speak at Ogallah this (Friday) evening. Rev. R. P. Stevenson will address the people on the political issues at Morgan school house, Monday, Octo ber 26, at 7 p. m. He will also speak at Galloway school house Tuesday evening, the 27th. School District No. 32 has Purchas ed and received the Pupil's library for isub. Ail our districts should do like wise. The county superintendent will gladly answer inquiries pertain ing to such matters. R. W. Stiner, of Denver, was in the city last Tuesday. He owns the old Chilton quarter west of town, and says his father and two sons will lo cate in Trego in the spring and go in to the cattle business. Miss AffleCox has resigned as teach-) er in AJistrict JNo. . the Cortright school, and Miss Belle Hopkins will teach the balance of the term. Miss Affie will be married to Dr. Vander pool, of Gove City, soon. Apples at Verbeck's 75c per bushel. Chas. E. Sbinquin is the Republican candidate for trustee of Collyer town ship. He is an old soldier and an old settler, and should receive thesupport of the voters of Collyer township. He is in every way competent to fill the office. This is no joke: We will chronicle three weddings within the next three weeks, in which three of our most beautiful misses will pass from single oiesseaness euuer ior oetter or worse. We can truthfully say, in our humble opinion, it win be for better. J. F. Barclav is not onlv a "o-ood fel low," as everybody concedes, but he is also a man of ability and stability. notwithstanding some scurrilous inti mations to the contrary. He is frank, honest and si ucre. and never oretends to be anything other than he is and is known to be. -- ; Vote for one road overseer and only one. Be sure that you vote for t he can didate in your own district. That is the only legal vote. If the combined vote for candidates in any road dis trict exceeds the whole number of votes in the district the election is j invalidated and may be contested or set aside. Uncle Jesse Cockrell was born in Jersey county, Illinois, 60 years ago, and at one time served his county as highway commissioner for seven years a very important position in "that state. As Illinois gave him experi ence in the execution of law, Kansas will give him some experience in law making. Chas. Folkers, living south of town, was in the city last Thusrdav after noon, and made our hearts glad and our pockets heavy by handing us two 100-cent dollars to be applied on sub scription. Mr. F. is one of our most prosperous wheat and stock growers, and has made a success of farming and stock raising in Trego. Thanks. Apples at Verbeck's ' 75c per bushel. Hon. Harry Pestana. of Russell, de livered a speech in the court house last Wednesday evening to a good au dience. The glee club furnished the music, and it was both appropriate and entertaining. Mr. Pestana was handicapped by the speech of Judge Ellis in the afternoon, but he made a good and instructive talk for sound money and protective tariff. Senator K. E. Willcockson came in Thursday morning. He is the Repub lican state central committeeman ior the Sixth congressional district, and reports bright prospects for Republi can success. By reason of his posi tion he should be well informed con cerning the chances and conditions, and beside this his judgment is backed by the opinion of all close and intelli gent observers. We are told that if the popocrats can only elect representative we are all to have artesian wells as soon as he can "frame a bill." (A friend en quires if the thing is to be painted.) Bro. Lucas should offer to bridge all the raging streams that flow from these wells, merely as a personal favor, you know, and especially the one to be called Salt Creek where that party will go into camp. Balcom may be the "favorite" of some silver forces (Ben Rich, for in stance) for the office of superintend ent of schools, but all voters, regard less of party affiliations, well know that "free silver" can have nothing to do with the discharge of the duties of that office and they will therefore leave the schools where they are now in safe, experienced hands. The Independent says it will not be "pleasing" to the voters of the second commissioner district to know that Mr. Rinker was pulled off the popo crat ticket. Well, now, why? What party of voters is not pleased? What kind of intimation is this any way? Who is displeased because you failed to pull off Mr. Musgrave over in the first district? Our folks have no com plaint to make in either case. Men who have lived all their lives in the United States and have expos ed those lives for the preservation of the government are best qualified to exercise the law-making powers and to make our country the pride of na tive Americans and a welcome haven for honest, intelligent workmen of other countries, whether they come from the frozen fields of Sweden or the vine-bearing valleys of France. Gus Ellmyer and B. E. Grim shipped a carload of horses, Saturday last, to Chicago. We did not see them, but they are said to have been as fine a lot as has ever been shipped from this point. O. L. Cook superintended the fitting up and loading, which is a guarantee that they reached the Chi cago market in good order. Mr. Ell myer accompanied the stock. They expect to make another shipment, tb the same market, soon. Hon. W. S. Tilton, of the Downs Times, was in the city last Saturday. The Colonel called on his pride the World, but found that his fond rec ollections of the past had been con sumed by the fire fiend, and that everything had changed even the of- nce towel. He is the same Colonel as of yore, genial and affable. His many friends were glad to shake his friendly hand once more, and wish him unbounded success. Colonel W. S. Tilton; founder of the AVorld, and who owned, controlled and managed it for eleven years, spoke at the court house last Saturday after noon and evening to good audiences. He made a remarkable speech, and his many friends, who were in attend ance, said that every year of-. Mr. Tilton's life wi 11 not only be a benefit to him. but to his associates and to the public in general. Every hour of his life, as he has shown, in "his speech of last Saturday, has been improved. n e should not hesitate to contrast our county ticket, man for man, with any ticket ever nominated by any party in Trego county. We do not fear the result of such comparison and. speaking of present conditions, the opposition will not offer such a trial in more than one case. We do not fail to recognize ability in our opponents more especially when in an isolated instance that ability or fit ness stands out in bold relief by con trast with immediate surroundings.. The old adage will apply in this case to the letter: U. S. Senator Baker, of Leavenworth, who was billed to speak in Wa-Keeney Thurs day, arrived in the midst of one of those beautiful, and always welcome pleasantries notoftan indulged in by western Kansas people a nice, gentle rain. But our citizens wanted to hear the senator, and about 40 assembled at the court house on last Thursday afternoon, and heard the best speech of the campaign. The junior senator from Kansas is a fine speaker, a genial gentleman, and, had the weather been favorable, would have had a large au dience. . NOTICE- :v All persons indebted to me will please call and settle at once. G-. I. Verbeck. Republican There will be speaking, Date. Saturday, Oct. 24 Monday, " 26 Tuesday, .... 4 4 . 27... Wednesday, 44 28... Thursday," 44 29... Friday, 44 30... Saturday, 44 31... (To be All voters interested in the money question' are urged to attend. Ladies are especially invited. There will be good music in attendance, and these meetings will be both instructive and entertaining. Local committeemen will make arrangements for lights, A. Trego County A. H. Blair. Pres. D. Bannister, Vice Pres. Capita! Stock $25,000. WA-KEENEY OF WA - Buys and Sells Exchange. DIRECTORS: H. J. HlLLE." II. Blair. i D. Baskistkr. CHASE & SANBORN'S "Seal Brand" Goffee. Exclusively te th Over .Twenty-One Million People t admtoiMttgWbrld's Fair Ground 3 UniversaHv accents Leading Fine cose of tte World TO4! tea xa ORANGES AND LEMONS AND OTHER FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN SEASON. CRACKERS, CANDIES and CIGARS. We make a specialty of keeping these goods fresh and clean. We are up to date in everything and offer yon the best goods and the best service. NEW MEAT MARKET. JOHN INGENTHRON, Proprietor. Wholesale and Retail Butcher. Shop one door north of John A. Kelson's office. Will keep constantly on hand fresh BEEF. FORK. SftUSftGE and VEGETABLES In Season. Motto: "Live and Let Live. " We want it distinctly understood that "ve vill pe forced to go oudt of pizness" at no time because of the election or the action of any candi date or officer. We do not ask our friends to vote for any candidate as a "personal favor" to us or to any one else. We do urge the election of candidates of well-known and well tried ability and integrity and we es teem it a pleasant privilege and our patriotic duty to do so. We seek no personal advantage and fear no pub lic disgrace by the election of the Re publican county ticket, which is al ready assured. World is the pioneer press of Trego county. . We have been rotating here for seventeen years and we expect to revolve in our accustom ed orbit for the next seventeen, re gardless of personal favors. We have no strings on any one and there are none on us. We neither believe In nor practice personal politics.- With the friendliest personal regard for the Populist candidate for com missioner in the first district, we are yet under obligations to our readers to discuss known facts and conditions as they have and do now exist. The board of township assessors met in the office of the county clerk on Mon day, the second day of March last. . After organization, Mr. Musgrave, iu a speech oi nan an nour, urged the assessment of all property at a much iviuivii va. ua a h vjjm uj . v u au i lower valuation than that of former years. To this the board agreed, but of the seven assessors only L. Cf. John- son. of Wa-Keeney, and Otto Young, of Franklin, followed the agreement in any marked or noticeable degree, i mere were, or course several excep- tions to this, instances where valua tions had been raised and 'a few others of loweringof values. Thesediscrep ances and inequalities were apparent to the county commissioners when they met as a board of equalization. Something must be done. To lower all values to the level of Wa-Keeney and Franklin would nave necessitated a high tax levy a thing to which a majority of tlie count v com misssoners and the county clerk strongly objected as "rerormers oi county expenses, under the pretexts of the campaign which elected them. They, therefore, virtually re-assessed the greater por tion of the county, and from this fact has arisen much dissatisfaction. This Meetings ! by good speakers, as follows Speaker. School House. Dist. Senator Willcoxeii... Banner ...No. 7 Hon. A.. W. Dana... Ridgeway, 44 4 ...Tunnell .. 44 40 44 ...Bethel ... 4t 43 ...So. Downer, 44 44 supplied) ...Bosna ... 44 22 44 ...Collyer ... 44 3 etc. B. JONES, Chairman, Republican Central Committee. 'R. C. Wilsox, Cashiei, STATE BANK KEEXEY. R. C. Wilson-. Thomas Martin. C. C. BESTOR, DEALER IN STAPLE ft FANCY GROCERIES. BOOTS and SHOES. dissatisfaction was so great in the first district as to result in the shelv ing of Mrw Marquand, the earnest commissioner from that district, and the logical candidate tor re-election, but whose place was taken by the very assesor whose original and vehement suggestion and agreement laid the foundation for all the trouble. Mr Musgrave's plea for the present (as re ported to us) is that as the Olson Wheeler managers wished to pull him off the ticket, he is therefore against the town of Wa-Keenev; and as he has refused to come off,'he therefore is, by tha rule of contraries, in favor of the country. To this we say that honest, consistent voters cannot sup port a candidaie who is for or against any locality or interest. Commencing Novem ber 1, 1896, I will sell all goods strictly for cash. G-. I. Verbeck. If you should happen to see a 7-year-old chipmonk dancing a can-can in the Topeka cemetery, at midnight, to the music of a cross-eyed katydid sitting on the northeast -- - w four-leafed clover growing on the shady side of a granite monument wv.m tl. .,. .. . . , e moon ,,s JUst setting back white steeple on a yellow church wnu green blinds, it's a sign that Bryan is going to be elected Mnii and Breeze. Baker's Price List. Loin and Porterhouse steak t- Hound and Rib steak g. Kib roast Bulling beef Fresh pork j..- . .. - Fresh rendered lard I will fill cam or lur for . ...4C to "T from V-CJU 7i: Oj sters. in bulk, per quart 3r- Home made bologna and pork sniiMae n!-a-ayson hand: also, smoked meats. Eemeni .ber these prices are for the best meats. I d.i nob bay Tump-Jaws or cripples to sell im mjr markfttr. - GEO. ItAK Eli.