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WESTERN KANSAS WORLD. Yearly Subscription $1.00 Givler fe Crooks, Props. NINETEENTH YEAR. W A.-K EENEY, KAN., OCTOBER 30, 1897. NUMBER 35- Union Pacific Time Table. EAST. 4 Kastern limited Due 6:25 a. m ' Kansas City Fast Line Due 10:U5 p. ri WEST. ' I Fast Express Due 4:47 a. m .$ Denver & Pacific Coast lmt'd Due7:05 p. m Tickets sold and bagae chvcked to all points in United States and Canada. E. 1. Bkaishaw. A xent. MO. Pacific Time Table. - - 3:12 a. m 6:17 a. m 7 :a p. m At Ransom. EAST BOCSD. No. 8 Freight, No. 218 Freight. No. 22o WEST BOUND. No. : -11:17 p. m Freight, No. 217 11:41) a. m Freight No. 219 4:43 p. m All trains run on mountain time and ail trains carry passengers. V. II. Baku. Agent. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. A. B. JONES. PnYSICIAN AND SURGEON. WA-KEENEY. - - KANSAS. W. E. SAUM. ATTORNEY AT LAW. WA-KEENEY - 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-residents FRANK WOLLNER, DEALER IN Dn Goods, staple ond Fancy Groceries. .v.xWXVW oranges, Lemons and Giner Fruits. crackers, candies ana Cigars. KsffThese goods are all fresh and clean. STILL IN COURT. Mr. Olson, your contract for county printing was let by Mr. Swiggett and Mr. Marquand, January 11, 1897. Tlie latter sat upon the board for the sole purpose of giving you that contract although his time had expired and although he had had two successors elected and qualified and the latest one a-eady and authorized to act. Marquand never attempted to sit again. He was ousted by the district court. He took no appeal. The de cision was final. Yon were not an innocent party. You knew these facts then and vou know now that your claim hangs on nothing else. Even should Mr Musgrave be seated, he never gave you any contract. You appealed the Musgrave case. The district court sustained the con test court. You again appealed it to the supreme court. Awaiting a hear ing, you lost patience and asked the supreme court for a writ of man damus, restraining the legal board from paying World's printing bills. In that court vour chances were not "10 to 1" but 2 "to 1, Populist. Your claim was so flimsy that the court would not even entertain your mo tion. Was that an exhibition of "ar rogance, impudence and ignorance" by the court? This was four months ago. Why did you not tell your readers that the supreme court of the state of Kansas was too ignorant to recognize your claim and had sat down upon it? You never published a word of it and now you are hunting another court. Your claim has been once passed upon by the contest court, twice by the district court and once by the su preme court; and now you say you are trying to break into the appellate court". Do you expect to And a court so rankly partisan as to let prejudice override justice and la? Meanwhile the legal board pays all legal bills in accordance with the action of the su preme court. They can not do other wise with respect for the court. You have been in court nearly a vear. Xow you begin again in the district court for the avowed purpose of getting into the appellate court. It may take another year to get a deci sion there. Must the public business of Trego county be held in abeyance until then? The supreme court says not and says that the commissioners must pay bills regardless of pending actions. You asked that court to re verse itself but it refused. Who was arrogant. Impudent and ignoraut? The county attorney has never ad vised the commissioners that you have a legal, or just or honest claim against , the county. There is not an attorney in the county who will even pretend that you have. The county attorney did cite the jommissioners to a deci sion of the supreme court of this state that justifies the payment of World's claim and which says that your recourse is against World, if you have any grounds for action at all. The supreme court says that the countv can not be forced to pay a second time and it further says that the commissioners can not delay pay ment pending action in court. In your mandamus proceedings the court re-affirmed this opinion. You say you will not agatn ask the board to pay your claim. How then k- 33 H CASH STORE THIS WEEK Puts Prices Out of Reach of Competition. A fine piece all wool dress flannel, 52 inches wide, worth 60c, at 45c. All wool navy blue twilled, 29c; white, 32c: red, 33c; tan, 17c. These are the best values ever offered in Wa-Keeney. Get Samples. Men's $10 Clay Wrorsted suit, $6.08 Heavy Cassimeres, $4.25 to $6.50. Iioys' Cheviot Suits in proportion. Come early and see if we have your size. That fire proof, water proof, rawhide glove, the best wear ing glove made, which you thought cheap at $1, we sell at 65c. ' Hoys' yellow oil tan leather, fleece lined gloves at 22c. Men's Muleskin or Napa tan gloves, 20c. Winter Cap. 35c, worth 50c. Our cheapest whip, the 7c, is a Rattan. This whip would be cheap at 15c. Compare them. Tablets, lc to 9c. Wrriting paper, best quality, 42 sheets for 5c. Envelopes, best quality, per bunch of 25, 2c, 3c, 4c. Pair blankets, 50c. Good slicker, $1.70. See our ooc and -Mc underwear and compare goods elsewliere. Outing flannel, oic to Sic. These Goods Are All Fresh and New. You can't pick out a single piece and remember to have seen it in any store but our own. T. R. MOORE. it with 50c Keep Your Eye On This Space. :"v.k,vtr will yon collect it? Does any one suppose that you would hesitate one 1 moment if you had a board of your own choosing? The board that does; pay it must reverse the supreme; court but that is nothing for your, kind of people. ; If vour claim is honest or legal why , sliould the county attorney tile a "de- ; murrer?" It would be a strange j anomaly for him to advise the board : to pay your claim and then go into! court to prevent it. If he thinks your i claim is legal what protection is he to ; the county? He does not think so. I If he thinks it legal why does he not i advise payment and save costs to the ' taxpayers? ile does not so advise. Children and fools tell the truth. Likewise drunken men become more j candid than usual. A member of j your gang, while tipsy, grew loqua-i ciouand boasted that 3ou would col- ' lect your claim because you had a; 'stand in" with the county attorney. We leave it to the attorney and his actions, but you evidently think you; have such an understanding with him. Otherwise you would not roar so be cause he has been given assistant counsel who is under no obligation to you. In the light of recent events he can not refuse the proffered help with respect to himself. We have no morbid desire to drag your family dis grace into print but public interests demand facts and your unwarranted attacks upon others fully justifies our plain statement of a recent occurrence. FREE PAPERS. Those readers of the World who have not subscribed may be assured that we shall not dun them for it nor press them to enroll. It is sent them at our own expense. WTe are not paid for it by any person, candidate or committee, and we have not asked or received any contribution for it from any source and expect none. We shall discontinue our free list Novem ber 6th. If vou want our paper long er let us know before that date. We are aware that many are receiv ing free (?) copies of the Independent. It is proper that you read both papers and we will be glad to have you com pare them and their contents. Our editorials are not imported or sug gested. Whatever else may be said of them, they, at least, have the merit of being truthful, sincere, clean and original. Our Populist readers will be interested, also, in knowing that their "free5 copies of the Inde pendent are paid for by their own contributious to their campaign fund. For the truth of this ask your com mittee. It is a fact well known at headquarters. We have it from good Populist authority. Everything is.grist that comes to the Olson mill and he never forgets to take toll. Mr. Olson, our bill for county print ing was not laid over until the next meeting by the board of commission ers, pending any decision. It was not recalled and allowed by the chairman. You simply fibbed about it and Mr. Ufford will tell you so if you ask him in the presence of Mr. Hinshaw. COUNTY AGENT AGAIN. It seems that the Independent ex hausted its stock of ''whole cloth" last week. In this. unnatural situa tion it has recourse to its lie of last July, which it re-models and changes to give it variety. We exposed this falsehood when it was first published and our statements have never been questioned or contradicted. We refer to it now because many of our present readers did not see our refutation and because we are ilsked to republish it by one of our leading Populists. The commissioners did not dis charge Ufford as purchasing agent. They had never appointed him. He did hot serve for nothing, absolutely. He served for the advantage of Olson and to his satisfaction only. Mr. Cross was appointed January 11, but Ufford hung on to the appropriation of $30 and has never accounted forone cent of it except to say that it was all used. We made this assertion July 24. and neither Ufford nor Olson has ever attempted To deny its truth. That was not all. Under Ufford there was a deficit of $9 which had to be provided for. Mr. Cross gave an exact and explicit account of the $40 appropriated for the second quarter. It was all used except 20 cents, not $14. He placed this account in the hands of Mr. Swiggett July 5, and offered to be sworn to it. Swiggett said it was un necessary. . It was all "it-i-mized" ex cept $10 cash in gold which Ufford used. The appropriation for the first quar ter was at first $30 not $40. Mr. Cross never received a cent of it and could not be held to account for it at the April meeting. Ufford did handle it and has never accounted for it. Neither Swiggett nor Ufford will deny this in the presence of the other commissioners. The Independent of July 17 says these things occurred at the July meeting. October 23 it says it was at the April meeting of the commission ers. The liar has trapped himself. At the October meeting Ufford was the only officer not ready with a de tailed statement of his expenses for the quarter and hemmed and hawed because it was required of him. Mr. Cross gave an itemized and verified account of the appropriation for the third quarter. It can be seen. The Independent never asked Mr. Cross to publish his itemized state ment and he could not offer it to the paper with anv respect for himself. Ufford did tell Cross that Olson wanted to see him. IIe knows where to find him. Mr. Cross has never received one cent directly or indirectly for his ser vices as purchasing agent. Olson claims to know what he is talking about. .Doubtless he does and when he wrote that article he knew it was untrue. He is an adept a,t that kind of work. There is no mist" hanging over any one except Ufford and he can blame no one but himself as he is un doubtedly in partnership with his publisher. "In justice to Mr. Swiggett" we will say that he is not outnumbered 2 to 1. On expense accounts the vote has been 3 to 0. This is a frank and non-evasive an swer. It is the truth and we invite voters to compare it with the records. Bargains offered by GEO. I. VERBECK Dress Goods, others charge 42c for cotton back, we sell all wool for 50c. Whips, 10c and 15c. 144 sheets writing, paper, per package 20c. Envelopes, per package, 3c, 4c, 5c. Good Ticking. Cotton Batts Cotton Batts Comforts Prints Slickers - Uuderwear Blankets Our Price- 08c 10c 70c 04c 2 00 50c 60c Others Price. 10c 12 l-2c $1 00 05c 2 50 55c 70c Next week will give you more. it to Other goods in proportion. x x xx x x x x Don't think because of the price marked on an article it is cheap, but look at quality. We will sell you goods from first hands not auction goods. X X X X X X X Watch this space next week for bargains. to iai Hi a a J. R. Wilson, our next surveyor, came to Trego county in the spring of 1878. A few years previous to this he had taken a thorough course of in struction at the University of Michi gan at Ann Arbor, which he supple mented by actual practice at railroad surveying in Northern Michigan. When elected county surveyor of Trego, the counties of Gove. "Logan and Wallace were attached to it. While in that position he platted the town sites of Ennis City, Jerome, Logansport and McAlIester. He also laid out and platted ,Schell City on the south line of the county, and Swift City, .1 few miles south-west of Wa-Keeney. PROSPERITY. D. P. Roperts, of Ogallah township, was in Wa-Keeney last Monday and rigged himself out with a new set of farm harness. Independent. In many of the old countries hu manity and the lower animals are often yoked together to plow, etc. Bv the way, Brother Olson, if you make any harness sales that 3'ou do not pub lish, you must be doinga tine business these gold standard days. DON'T FORGET. Don't forget that Dr. Jones never asked for a contract as countv physi cian. Remember that Mr. Swiggett asked him to take the present con tract and that of last year also. (No one blames him for it either.) Re member that Swiggett and Marquand tried it one quarter without a con tract and for that quarter the legal fees were $30 more than, the contract salary for the same time. Remember that the services for that quarter were ordered by township trustees of different political parties and that the physician's bills were O. K.'d by them. It was then the commission ers asked him to renew his contract, and it was a sensible thing to do. Don't forget that the county saves money by it. Don't forget that this occurred before Jones got Olson's imaginary collar on Ilinshaw's neck. Remember that the contract price has been reduced since Hinshaw came on the board. Remember that "Honor able IK)ck Jones" saved young Olson's life a few months ago when he was dead drunk on the burning prairie and did not charge any one any thing for it. WTas that worth $600 or would a contrary course have been a saving to the county? Mr. Olson, upon which score do you belabor the doctor? For which could you be gratefalor remain decently silent? ELECTION BOARD NEWS. The new election law describes the way in which election boards shall be appointed. We quote a part of Sec tion 19: It shall be the duty of trustees, at least ten days before election, to ap point and notify five persons, three to act as judges and two as clerks of said election. One of said judges and one of said clerks shall be taken from the party that cast the largest vote at the last general election; one judge and one clerk from, the party casting the next highest vote and the remain ing judge from the party that cast the next highest vote. Said judges and clerks shall be ap pointed by the trustees upon the recommendation of t,he chairmen of the central committees of uch parties, if such there be. Trustee Johnson, of Wa-Keeiiey township, asked several prominent Populists after the Populist conven tion, who was chairman of their eeu tral committee. He was told that they had elected none. Tae ;iU i saijta 1 committee men September 11. Johnson waited for the committee to elect its chair man. The Independent of October IB said that the committee met' October 9 and elected J. M. Uinker chairman. Johnson waited until Saturday afternoon, -Oetober"23, for Mr. Rinker to recommend a Populist judge and clerk of election in Wa Keeney township. He made, no recommendations. Mr. Johnson then appointed W.. F. Barber as judge and I (jr. J . Galloway as clerk. This was barely ten days before election. He could wait no longer. Mr. Johnson did receive a recom mendation Friday evening. October 15. It bore no date, but was post marked October 14. It was in the handwriting of G. M. Ufford and bore, the signature of E. D. Wheeler as chairman. In the same mail he got a copy of the Independent saying that Rinker was elected the Populist chairman October 9 Mr. Wheeler was not even a member of the com mittee and had not been since Sep tember 11. when a new committee was chosen. (Their names can be found in the Independent of Septem beris.) His last official act was to call to order the convention which selected his successor. .'. This Ufford-Wheeler paper recom i mended J. M. Rinker and AV. L, j Olson as Populist judge and clerk of I the Wa-Keeney Board, i About this time (October 14) Ufford ImetW. C. Olson in D. H. Henkel's ; office in the evening. Ufford asked ; Olson who HE wanted for Populist ! members of the Wa-Keeney election ! board. He named J. M. Rinker and : W. L. Olson with the remark "there are two they can't intimidate." Uf ford did the writing. (This is sup ported by affidavit of A. T. Green wood.) Xow it seems the above named men are not satisfied with Mr. Barber and Mr. Galloway and hare began mandamus proceedings to force Mr. Johnson to appoint the men supposed to be recommended by last year's chairman, when "he was not a member of the committee and after a new chairman was elected. We can not now give the result. Johnsoir is cited to appear at Colby, October 29. Mr. Barber and Mr. Galloway make affidavits that they are now and have been Populists for years. The former was elected Populist trustee of River side township three years ago and was nominated by the Populists for road overseer in District No. 4, Wa-Keeney township, only last month. The lat ter was a condidate for nomination before the Populist County Conven tion last September. Their character as citizens and their reputation for intelligence and sobriety needs no supporting affidavits. They are gen tlemen. They are neither brawlers nor drunkards. Their appointment is a credit to their party and wholly satisfactory to the common voters of that party who regard them as fairly representative of their number. Jam Rinker and Wallow Olson may be taken as representatives of its managers.