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ABSTRACT OF THE ASSESSMENT ROLL OF TREGO COUNTY. KANJ903.
- Name or Township No of Acre, of Number of Acres of Total No. Acre. Af Agnate Valne Noof No of . Total I No. A,rmre Agjrregate Value Aregate Value Aggregate Value Total Value Tucorpori'teddty. "fc"" TffXSoiwSltol? Land, Taxable. PeV&re. UnAi'U. To'wnTSl "KSf TownUs. TL. To'u. Peraonai property. Baflroa gllperty. TaxabSf gropertx. ':ey : :::::::: 4sS In " 'ItSS :::: r :::::::: ::::::::: ::::: ......... 1l2r........ Franklin 540 fiSO ttl a4U V'iu isn MH.01 88450 81.400 C....... 54,910 Wa-Keeney City.-- r .- .--y -- -..--------------- - r n i . . Tota, : g, ' 46185 643.035 W ill- 004.SSO 170 3.SW . 8.4S4 S10.6B0 $33S1S - ' S13,590 SS.1 H,OTO,01 state of Kansas, gs ' . . . .: . '"-, . . V - - - -V-:" TREGO COUNTY.' J ..." I J W. Phases County Clerk for the County aforesaid, do hereby certify, that the foregoing is a true and correct abstract of the valuation of taxable property in Trego Hountv for the year 1903, as returned to my omce by the Assessors ana as equauzea Dy tne county isoara oi Xiquaiizanon. In testimony wnereoi, l nave nereunio set my nanu auu aixixtju. my uiuwai seau mi iim ujr ui wuuc, a. x. iswo. Attest: , . J W- PHARES ceai.. , ' County Clerk. , " Daloa Pacific Ties Table. ' WE8T BOUKD. No. 1 Fast Express Due.. 3:45 a. m. No. fi Western Lm't. ' .Due.. 9:20 p.m. No. 11 Local Freight Due. .10:36 p. m. VAST BOUKD. No. 4 Eastern Imt Due.. 7:13a.m. No. Fast Express Due.. 10:36 p. m. No. IS local Freight Due. .11:25 a m. Tickets sold and baggage checked to aj joints in umtea fiiaim kdu ikuwi. G. C. Scbaefer. Agei w3"Thls week we are compelled five our patrons'tmly one-fourth Che World as the Kansas City I louse failed to send us our paten We are sorry such Is the case, but be- ieve the most of our readers are gen rous enough not to want the whole World" with a fence around It all he time, but nevertheless we hope ills thing wont occur again in a bun red years. Local news scare. W. H. Hecox is harvesting in Ellis bunty. - Hormal commences on July 27th lis year. . , r Things are quiet as harvest is Tun ing at full blast. Wanted Boarders during Normal, rs. W. It. Holmes. Students for the Normal are begin ng to bunt rooms and board. rnnntr TrAaanrer fioniwr SnP.nt SuD- y and Monday In Kansas City. Mrs. W. S. Harrison spent last Sun- y In Hays with her daughter, Mrs. A. Rea. Dr. Hosteller is visiting in Kansas j:y, Kan. He expects to return out August 1st. fllg Swlggett has on exhibition at ( real estate office a bunch of red ver found near the depot. lev. Brown, of Hays, will preach in the Presbyterian church morning 1 evening, Sabbath, July 19. Irs. F. C. Wollner went down to rysville this week where she is vis ig with C. C. Bestor and family. has. T Sigler, a former Trego nty boy, is up in Alaska. His ther Joe says he s long. will join him be- rs. D P. Hecox, of Manhattan, is ting her son, W. H. Hecox, south- oftown. She is accompanied by tin Erwin McCutcheon. ist Sunday morning Mrs. F. S. xtld arrived from Buffalo, N. Y. Isit her husband. Mrs. Diebold vissted here last summer. - R. Mlenik, of Collyer township, built himself a new house, and am rumor says Adolph has a bird ew to install in his new cage. a. E. E. Gunckel left Monday for -oit where she went as a delegate .tend the National League con ion. She will be gone about two 3. as Bowers, who left here about .r ago for southern Kansas, arri v J the city the first of the week, s visiting at Isaac Bower's soutb of town. . iter King, of Princton, Mo., was to city the . first of, the week. Cing owns a quarter of land down e Smoky In the Kimie Roger's borhood. 1 " 1 O'Toole, of Uollyer township, -ted some home-grown apples in W ednesday. These were the first i on our market and were grown county. ". McCollum, of the Saline, has libition at Hig Swiggett's office nia root worth going to see. It it 2 feet long and about 8 inches ;umference f ' Notice to Cattlemen ! Tlie State Live . Stock Commission and the State Veterinary will be in Wa-Keeney, Kansas, Saturday, July 2 1903, to confer with the stockmen elative to the quarantine. Every stockman in the country should come in and meet this board. If you want the quarantine, raised come In. If you want the quarantine continued come. Let everybody attend this meeting. '9 Core Cold ia One Day laxative Bromo Quinine Tab All druggists refund the money Us to cure. E. W. Grove's sig i is on each box. 25c. Lots of harvest hands arrived in town Friday morning. . Jacob Tetzloft has returned from a visit to Rock Island, 111. Hon. I. T- Purcell made a business trip to Topeka the first of the weeit. F. M. Gillette made a land buying trip to Trego county a few days ago. LaCrosse Republican. Miss Rose Stephens is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Ste phens, south of town. Master Neil Ufford gave a birthday party to a number of bis friends last Wednesday. The lads report a good time. MY FAST I ME. BY THEODORE. County Surveyor C. J. Ferris receiv ed a new transit from St. Louis, the first of the week. Itris the latest out, aud cost him over $200. Friday morning a large delegation of harvest hands arrived from the east. Harvest being over in eastern portions of the state harvesters are heading this way. The mother and brother of B. E. Grim are visiting at the Grim home on the North Saline in Graham coun ty. Mrs. Grim and son are from Pu laski, Ohio, and expect to remain about two weeks. Last Thursday night between 9 and 10 o'clock a storm came up from the southwest and the wind blew with considerable fury.. Several trees were blown down and large limbs broken, also several windmills suffered from Die gale. No serious damage was done. " . DR. M. JAY BROWN, Eye, Ear, Throat and Nose Surgeon, of Salina, will be at the American House, Saturday, July 25. All those wishing to see him should call at this time, and if necessary arrange for treatment later on. Write him and state the hour when you will call on the 25th. It isn't to be wondered at why that prince of landlords, George Dryer, of Grainfield, has always succeeded in getting good beefsteak for his custo mers. Since 1882 he has been buying bis beef in Wa-Keeney, and it is claim ed Trego county beeves are the best in the Sixth district, short grass or not, as vou like. Sixth District Notes in Topeka State Journal. We received an invitation from Hon. John A. Nelsom, of Omaha, to attend the Platte Valley G. A. R. as sociation beginning July 27. Many noted speakers of Nebraska will take part. Governor Mickey, of Lincoln, will orate July 30, and Mr. Nelson July 31. It gives our town people pleasure to heat of their old friends taking prominent parts in the politi tics and social affairs of state. The Atlanta Constitution says: "Pension Commissioner Ware's poetic heart is said to have been deeply mov ed by an application whose 'rebel wife is charged with being responsi ble for his war time injuries. The poor old veteran explains, after all these yeajs: "I got blood poison by being hitt with a hens eg wen I cam bak from the frunt. The eg was not good when you send my pcnshun I want the deed made sos my wife cant get nene of it she throde the eg. She was a rebel." 6 eceesoeesGceeeeeeeceeceee An American widow of 66 has mar ried a young Dago of 25. Ills name is Squadrito.- What next? Many people know for whom Trego county was named but I hjve not learned who first suggested the name. Can you tell mer W. R. Holmes helped Henrv Starr to make sorghum syrup in the fall of 1879. Harm Schneider now owns the farm where the work was done. Mr. Webber had a sorghum factory about the same time. A trace of the old furnace is still to be seen in Geo. Hob- bick's pasture. Webber died about 1880 and was buried on theclaim. The bodies of himself and daughter, Mary, where removed to the Wa-Keeney cemetery in 1891- Henry Robinson and Aaron Owens did the work. I was present when the bodies were lifted. Webber was an old soldier - No, I am not writing "A history of Trego county" (only some of "the his tory") although 1 would like to do so. I am hardly equal to the task and it is not yet time for a very pretentious book of local events. Iam collecting and preserving data for the use of some future historian; trying to con nect the past with the present; to make these items interesting now and valuable hereafter and to this end your helD is solicited. Last and per haps least, I must keep busy. I'd like to do something useful even if it is not very profitable, Joseph Ritner was elected governor or Pennsylvania in lS3o. In his inau gural address he says: "The people have wined the destruction of all se cret societies and that will cannot be disregarded." Joseph was elected on the anti-Masonic ticket but be was mistaken. There are now nearly two million Masons In the world at large, about half of them in the United State, and secret societies have multi plied beyond number. On one of our recent evening walks we discovered some trixoiium pre tense in full bloom. This may be nothing new for you but it is the first time I have seen red clover in Treeo. It was in the depot paik. We hae also found blue grass in the draw near the railway bridge. Alfalfa, wild mustard, and yellow or "sweet" (Tex as) clover' (?) are getting scattered along the track. White clover is grow ing on several lawns in town. A few favorable seasons, like this and last year,' would make great changes in the plant and animal life of these prairies. By the time your wheat is threshed the country will be over-run by an army of peddlers, fakirs and sharps with get-rich quick schemes to Drv you loose from your money. Two years ago me Kircnen caoinet people took over $4,000 out of this county actual figures no guess work. A little later the steel range collector gathered $2, 800 in eight days collecting aud that was not all; there is still another crop of notes to be threshed out. The fakir is a very accommodating fellow. He will give you long time at low inter est.. If you need ranges or cabinets you can buy of local dealers. If they qo you up you will have a chance to get even. If that does not suit vou can send to Gummery Ward or to Rose bliearbuck & Co. Beware of the fleet ing grafter. John W. Allman, of Riverside, is another old timer in Trego. He is a native of Lewis county, W. Va., aud has been ever since September 13, 1847. He came to Kansas in 1875 and landed at Walker in Ellis county Kep tember 19, where he passed his first night in a boxcar which served as a combined hotel and depot. He set tled on school land in Trego county in February, 1878. At that time there were but two other men in what is now Riverside township: John Barker and Riley Page. Mr. Allman "kept batch" until March 16, 1882, when he married Miss Mary Anderson who came to this county April 1, 1879. Their oldest child was born' January 8, 1883, but Mr. Allman thinks Miss Mattie Page was the first child born in the township. George Dull built the first stone house aud Mr. Allman We spent most of our time this week "setting up" a continued story which will appear next week. I CASTOR I A For Infuits and Children. - Tti Kfcj Yea E2T8 Afcrajs lzz$A Blgnaliue of the first frame bouse and first wind mill erected in the township Heisa successful farmer and stockman, hav ing large interests in botli lines. According to the World there were four windmills in this town iu 1879 N. Fuller thinks the first was erected at the town well in 1878 and the sec ond at the Barclay residence in the spring of 1879. He was boarding there at the time and remembers that E. W. Gilbert dug the well. The well is there yet. (Later people will remem ber that Ed. Gilbert was fatally kick ed by his horse in Wa-Keenfey in 1896.) W. C. Olson thinks the Barclay mill was the first one up. C. W. F. Street put up a Halliday mill for W. S. Mead soon aster. George T. Galloway erect ed a Stover wheel for W. C. Olson on election day 1880 and another for George Baker about that Miiia. Mr. Street predicted a great run of wind mills in this breezy country. These were all wooden mills and all direct stroke except the power mill on the Ellsworth, or stone, elevator, (now Diebold's.) A oout 1887 there were 25 mills on or near the town site. (I know because I counted them, myself.) Now there are more than 30. I think 50 can be counted from the tower of court house but I do not feel like climbing up there. Fashions change in windmills as in other things. The later ones are of steel, geared mills on steel towers. Stewart Sborthill tells me the Bar clay windmill was the first In Wa KeeneV) erected in the spring of 1879, and that the town well was not yet due. lie came here in March. 1878, and was working in town much of the time d urine the next year. - You can see how difficult it is to get dates and events correctly stated in these notes, ruts windmill matter may not seem to you to be a very weighty affair bu important matters are just as difficult, This is a labor of love on my part bu II 1 have your help I shall not weary in well doing. I am consulting in person and by letter those individuals whe can help me most. ., Baker's Price List. Best smoked hams 15 Best breakfast bacon 15 Best smoked shoulders 12ic Best dry salt meats 121c FRESH MEATS Boiling beef .5 to 6 Roasting beef 8 to 10 Steak 10 to 12c Fresh pork 10 to 12ic Home-made lard 14 50 lb. can lard.... 12ic All meats guaranteed fresh and good. Geo. Baker. Prof. D. W. Little, who for the past four years has been Assistant State Supintendent, has returned to Wal lace county, and has been employed to to teach the Sharon Springs school Oakley Graphic. Mahoney brothers commenced cut ting and threshing wheat near Bun ker Hill, Thursday. The wheat is good and tested 60 pounds. This is the first threshing we have heard of in the county. They make one job of cutting and threshing. Russell Rec ord. - ' - COL. J. W. ATHEY. M: W. MASON. :ftTHEY & MftSON.:- . Up-To-Date Auctioneers . . Brownell, Kans. , Will cry sales any old place on earth. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Wa-Keeney, Kans. Write us for dates. J. Cl HIES XWlgJJL. Collyer Cash Hardware Store. DEALS...... In All Kinds Hardware. Well Casing and Repairing Done at the Lowest Prices. COLLYER E. n. Wilson, the oldest resident in this section died at the home of bis son in Glencoe township, Thursday morning. He was oyer 89 years of age. The funeral services were held in the M. E. church Friday morning. He was the father-of D. J. Wilson, of Trego, Mrs. G. W. Staplin and Mrs. George Palmer. Ellis Headlight. The following is going the rounds of the press: A minister in Stockton was recently delivering a sermon on "Pride." After enumerating many of the shortcomings of proud people, he asked any sister who had not look ed in the mirror before starting to church to please arise. One lady stood up and all eyes in the congregation were turned upon her while the preacher meekly said, "Lord bless you, sister, I don't blame you. Osborne News. Down In Meade county Sanders call ed Sands a jackass and: said be stole apples. Sands objected to the epithet and was unwilling to stand under the charge of being a petty thief. So hie brought a S5,00U damage suit against Sanders." He got judgment for $400 and Sanders has appealed the case to the Supreme Court. It will be several months before the people will know whether Sanders - spoke the truth about Sands when he said those ugly words. Ex.. . . j - KANSAS. Fishing and Hunting. Colorado possesses some of the finest fish ing arid hunting grounds on earth, the dense forests being the natural co vert for elk, deer, and other game. Its myriads of streams teem with mountain trout; its lakes, while also full of attractions for the angler, are also the haunt of millions of geese, ducks, and other . wild fowls. Splendid Train Service to Colorado VIA UNION PACIFIC Accommodations proxrided for all j classes of passengers. VERT LOW RATES DURING THE SUMMER. FOR FULL. INFORMATION CALL ON Geo. C. Scheafer, Agent. M. B. Smith and family returned to J Gove today. This move has been f made on account of Mrs. Smith's ill health. We are glad to welcome them hack. Gove. Republican. Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Purinton. of Banner, and daughter, Mrs. J. N. See, ot Salina, were guests of J. M. Tuttle and family living near - Hackberry postofflce. Sunday. Mrs. J. M. Tuttle is also a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Purinton. Mrs. See was among the flood sufferers at Salina. and was advised by her physcian to get away from the flooded district. Gove Re publican. "Two negroes have been bid off on on the auction block, at Russell, for harvest hands. They were John and Harper Porter, and are known as good workers. The bidding was spirited, starting with $2.50 per day. August Reinbart finally secured them on a bid of $3.21 per day. Adam Bender was the auctioneer." That stuff ap peared in all the daily papers, and, we supposed is considered very funny. The Porters were known to be good men and there were more than twenty farmers who wanted to hire them and the best they could do was to offer to work for the man'who would pay the miet. The "auction bltck" stuff is nonsense. Russell Record. and lakes where hotels and other i places of entertainment are found for those seeking health and re creation. To enable people to reach these favored localities without unnec essary expenditure of time and money, the UNION PACIFIC has put in effect very low rates and splendid train service from Mis souri River to Denver. Accommodations are provided for all classes of passengers on these trains, the -equipment In cluding free reclining chair cars, dining cars, buffet smoking cars, drawing room sleepers, day conches, etc. Full information cheerfully fur nished on application to Geo. C. Schaefer. Agent. The Great Parks of Colorado Constitute one of her chief glories. They contain fields, forests, and plains: they are watered by creeks and rivers, and contain villages and farm-houses; they have spriqgs BO YEARS' EXPERIENCE mm r Ittf l Traoc Marks Dcsrana CosnrnioMTS Ac Airrooesendlnc a sketea and il muttoa mmr qvMclr ascertain oar opinion free whether ma lajeauat. uawoaos an cateoie tor. UaasstrteUr . OH is prooeblr l Me ameer for asr nrlng patentj throojrh Urns A Co. receive le. Comnenlna. OOBO eMrtataotica. wttkoat eharn. In the A haadeoaietr fllestrated weekly. year: t oer aaonths. Sold by all Bfeaaeh Ossee. ejs F 8fc Washtnstoa, IX Terms. S3 a newsdealers. r.'sw Ten W. H. Swiggett can loan niont'y on 'mproved farm property.