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Yearly Subscription $1.00 "Financial problems are nuts and clover for demagogues." J. A. GARFIELD. H. S. Givier, Prop. TWENTIETH YEAR. WA.-KEENEY, KAN., AUGUST 6, 1898. NUMBER 23. OF INTEREST TO NORMALITES. -Every person expecting to attend the County Normal this year can learn something to their advantage by calling at our place of business and examining our line of Tablets, Erasers, Lead Pencils, Note Books, Exercise Books, Etc.- Providing, always, that they call before purchasing elsewhere. " That's Another Proposition." We have added an assortment of handsomely decorated, hand-painted china, which we intend to give away FREE to our customers. We invite you to call and inspect it and get full information. OUR PRICES Will remain the same and you know that they have been so low as to astonish you many do nothing of this kind, but knew you would appreciate weak moment, we gave the order for them. So, remember when you want Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes, Hats and Caps, Tinware and Hardware Notions, Hosiery, "Furnishing Goodsp-Window - ShadesrJToysand Dolls, Whips and Harness Notions, Laces, Ribbons and Handkerchiefs, Glassware, Clothing, Overalls and Work- shirts, Fancy Percale Shirts, Gum Coats and Slickers, Shirt waists and Wrappers, Fly Nets and Skeeter Netting, Hand-bags and Umbrellas, a summer Corset or a Hammock, Watch, Clock, Jewelry, Mackintosh or Alpaca coat, or any thing else in our line, you can save money on the purchase and you will obtain an interest in these beautiful dishes. We hope your said interest will become deep, very deep. MOORE'S CftSH STORE. Fresh pork at Baker's. Pickled pork at Baker's. Smoked hams at Baker's. Good fresh beef at Baker's. We had some rain on Monday night. Walter Swiggett will teach in Coll yer. F. S. Diebold has rebuilt his coal sheds. -" Mrs. Harlan has been quite sick lor some time. The railroad company burned fire guards this week. Read the large ad. of Dr. Coe's San itarium in this issue. Don't fail to see the big show given next week by the Electrict Belt Co. Electric Belt Co.'s show all next week. Seats 5 cents; admission free. Go to the big tent and see the big free show all next week. Seats 5 cents. Mr. Cook has rented the Burnham house heretofore occupied by Prof. Dawson. Susie Wonner gave a party on "Wed nesday evening. A pleasant time is reported. Bead the financial statement of the Wa-Keeney State bank. It is quite refreshing. The Ellis Independent will move to Hays and become the democratic or gan of Ellis county. Attorney Nicholson and Edward Griffith had business before the pro bate court this week. E. S. Lank passed through .town with a drove of she-asses. Of course they were going to Ilill City. Lou Escher of theU. S. army is ex pected home soon. The war depart ment has granted him a furlough. X times. We had declared to the dishes were so nice and we them so much, and er, in a The U. S. special land agent is here examining homesteads, timber filings, etc. The Electric Belt Company have a first-class company of comedians, vo calists and dancers, all next week free. T. W. Bundy is doing a good busi ness in windmills, pumps, sewing machines, repairs, etc. Give him a call. Mrs. G. TV. Blackwill and son, now of Gove county, were in. town on Sat urday. This was Mrs. Blackwill's first visit in four years. Tom Straw of Great Bend", whilom a Wa-Keenian, is now a holder of a second grade certificate and teaches in that part or the state. The dancing club had a ball last Friday evening. The boys had secur ed the services of an Italian troupe and a hot time is reported. For Sale One of the best 320 acre farms in Trego county. For terms ap ply to George Baker,. Wa-Keeney, Kan. Can give possession at any time. Miss Replogle is attending the Tre go County Normal. Our school boards must not let that county capture so good a teacher from us. Hays Free Press. Joe nalbleib of Riverside was in town last Saturday looking for help. The Halbleib brothers have 300 acres of wheat that will average 20 bushels per acre. Dr. Raffington, the dentist, was in the city the first of the week and re ports more business than he could do. He will be here next month. Watch for dates. The Russell Record has absorbed the Russell Journal and -is now the only republican paper in that county. Some other western counties would do well to promotet similar transac tions. - Subscribe for the World. The County Commissioners met this week. Dr. A. B. Jones has sued the county for his salary as health officer and county physician. Miss Belle Hopkins will teach in Grinnell. Miss Hopkins secured a first grade certificate at the late ex amination in Gove City. The editor of the Dighton Herald passed through town this week and called at the World office. W. E. Saum made a flying trip to Topeka preparatory to his journey to the Pacific coast. Mr. Saum will visit Seattle, Tacoma, Weiser, Lewis ton and other points ere his return. - Rev. E. E. Gunckel desires to an- nounce that a camp meeting will be held at Ridgway school house from August 19 until August 28. Rev. Glascup the noted evangelist of Ohio will assist in the exercises. Abe Frakes may get the appoint ment of Live Stock Commissioner from Governor Leedy. There is vacancy caused by the resignation of Weinshank, and Frakes of Wa-Keeney and Jim Fike of Colby are after the plum. The school board has employed teachers for the citv schools for the ensuing- year-as follows: - Principal, John, Li. Shearer. Grammar, Miss Artie Hobbs. Intermediate, Miss Hat-tie Kirby. Primary, Mrs. Mav Greenwood. Wilson & Blair have imported from Linwood, Kan., a thoroughbred Poland-China pig. These enterprising gentlemen spare no expense to keep their grade of stock up to the best, and it may be added that it pays them well to do so. .A.P.Lawrence is in Kansas City laying in a stock of drugs. Mr. Law rence expects to form a partnership with Dr. Mowery of Hill City and will open a drug store in that enterpris ing town. There are only three drug stores there so far. This week's Reveille tells of several business men in Hill City buying town property. This is right. Heretofore thrifty citizens have rented because of the unfortunate bond squabble, but now we may expect to see handsome homes, orchards, shade trees in Ilill City, after the pattern of our own blooming little burg. Insure your Preserves and Jelly By sealing each Jar or Glass with Pure Paraffise Absolutely Safe and Reliable. C. C. BESTOR. Alkali Ike basjiot yet left these parts. He only went as far as Big creek where lie recommenced opera tions. The luck is rather against him though, for he stole some halters from Frank Wonner who made him deliver them up, and Ed. Chalk touched him for 6 for letting his horses trespass on Mr. Chalk's crops. Poor Ike! It will hardly need another order of the court for him to leave here. Yes, of course, we had another prairie fire. On Saturday evening a prairie fire broke out south of here about ten miles and burned over a strip of country and destroyed much pasture and wheat stacks. The losses thus far reported are: Wheat and pasture, etc., for Gaylord Stanton, $150. Barn and wheat of George Hob bick, $75. Wheat and stable of Charles fiobbick, $50. Oats and barley of A. S. Peacock, $100. This is only a starter. We fully expect to have more thrilling holocausts to report as the autumn wears on, for if there is one thing our farmers will not do, it is to plow fire guards. . OF INTEREST TO HOMESTEADERS. An act for the protection of home stead settlers wlio enter the mili tary or naval service of the United States in the time of war. lie it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of tbe United States of America in Con gress assembled, That in every case in which a set tler on the public land of the United States under the homestead laws en lists or is actually engaged in the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps of the United States as private soldier, offi cer, seaman, or marine, during tne existing war with Spain, or during any other war in which the United States may be engaged, his services therein shall, in the administration of the homestead laws, be construed to be equivalent to. all intents and purposes to residence and cultivation for the same length of time upon the tract entered or settled upon; and hereafter nocontest shall be initiated on the ground of abandonment, nor allegation of abandonment sustained against such settler, unless it shall be alleged in the preliminary affidavit or affidavits of contests, and proved at tbe hearing in cases hereafter initi ated, that the settlerjs alleged ab sence from the land was not due to his employment of such service: Pro vided, That if such settler shall be discharged on account of wounds re ceived or disability incurred in the line of duty, then the term of his en listment shall be deducted from the required length of residence without reference to the time of actual ser vicer Provided further, That no pat ent shall issue to any homestead set- Oof" Motto; Low Prices. Fair Dealing, WE UNDERBUY AND UNDERSELL. You Can Depend on QUALITIES in Anything WE Sell. You Owe it to Yourself to Examine OUR Lines and to Study OUR Figures. TICKETS GO. The house that saves yon money ought to get YOUR business. RELIABLE GOODS AT RELIABLE RRCES. Low prices are trade makers. Straight goods and square dealings, trade keepers.- We have no competition when it comes to Quality. "We have many living "ads." A host of pleased customers. The more you compare our prices with others the better we like it. Of two classes of merchandise we always sell the best. "We tell the truth about our goods and then quit. Geo. I. Verteck. Itler who has not resided upon, im proved, arid cultivated his homestead ; for a period of at least one year after j he shall have commenced his improve ments. Approved, June 16, 1893. Fab-view Items. A splendid rain Monday night. Wahlborg, Olson and Company fin ished harvest this week. J. L. AHman was transacting busi ness in Ellis on Tuesday. Emil Johnson is helping W. F. King putting up hay this week. Andrew Johnson has treated him self to a new Buckeye mower. Andrew Johnson was trading with the Ellis merchants last Thursday. Theodore and Emil Johnson attend ed church at Riverside last Sunday. Orlando Carlson, the photographer, sold a Deering mower to Mr. Switzer of Ellis the other day. The Misses Lnella and Edna Ander son of Ogallab were pleasant callers at Johnson's last Sunday. Robert Bailey and brother, Arthur, passed through this vicinity ou their way to Ellis last Monday. --Albert Christenson and Frank Ku tina of Ellis county were pleasant vis itors in this locality Sunday. O. Carlson and the Misses Sarah and Rosy Johnson were visitors at Gus Wahlborg's last Sundav. Orlando Carlson made 'a trip to Brownell the other dav to see what he could do in the pieture line and also taking some outside views of dif ferent p;aces. Kjrth Downer News. A nice rain last Monday night. Making hay is the order of the day. Miss Efa Plants Is home again from j Vanderlips. ; i Spena Bros, are plowing fire guards I since the last rain. J. J. Karaus is building a new frame house for Joe Papes. Miss Effa llazen was the guest of Mrs. Karaus one day last week. Thomas Kite made a business'trip to Brownell and Utica this week. Sheriff Lynn' was in these parts Wednesday looking up some land. A. Spena was in the south part of. the county buying cattle this week. Miss Minnie Hoobler is straying at W. B. Robiusou's during Mrs. Robin son's illness. Miss Eifa llazen has been employed to teach the North Dower school again this winter. "WAR N2VTS. The war news of the week in brief are: Spain sues for peace through the French aniuassy. The President give.- terms, to-wit: The evacuation of Spanish troops from the entire Amer ican continent, the cession of Porto Rico, and a peace convention of the United States and Spain to settle the disposition of the Philippines. Porto Rica n cities are joyfully sur rendering to GeneraOlilej. bouie do not wait for him to arrive to hoist the American flag. Theodore Roosevelt writes that Shatter's army must be taken from Cuba at once or the soldiers will die oil like flies. The President recommends that the ITawaiiaii soldiery be permitted to become U. S. volunteers. - General "Merritt asks for more troops and anticipates serious trouble with the insurgents at Maniiia. : Dewey is siii ou deck gathering in a ship or two occasionally. - The rustle of the wings of peace seem verv distinct and a speedy ter mination of hostilities is expected at Washington and Madrid. All some women talk about is well, about IS hours daily.