Newspaper Page Text
f ME Official County Paper. Subscription $1. Wa-Keeney. Kans., June II. 1910. H. S. Givler. Prop. 32nd Year. Number 15 WESTER ITS A 60 Wa-Keeney WiU Have $12,000 Opera House. Over $9,000 Raised in Five Hours. Last Saturday J. W. Phares and C. L. Hardman circulated a petition for the purpose of rais ing money to build an opera house, and in five hours over $9, 000 was subscribed. Monday evening about thirty of the stockholuers met in the court room and formed a stock company by electing I. T. Pur cell, R. C Wilson, C. L.. Hard man, J. W. Phares and W. J. Williams, directors. The direc tors were instructed to look up a suitable site and report at the next regular meeting of the Com mercial club. At the suggestion of W. C. Ol son that the name of the corpor tion should be The Wa-Keeney Auditorium association; a vote was taken and carried. Next in order was the appoint ing of a committee on consti tution and by-laws, A. S. Pea cock, W. W. Gibson and L. S. Myerly were named as the com mittee. The County Fair. The question of a Trego county fair to be held in Wa-Keeney some time in August or Septem ber was disposed of by the Com mercial club at their meeting Friday evening of last week and the following committee was ap pointed to take charge of the af fair and report at the next meet ing: L. S. Myerly, J. W. Bing ham, M. VV. Mason, D. S. Gil more and Ed. Porter, There is no reason why Trego county cannot have an exhibition of this character as her products from orchard, dairy, field and farm will equal those of any other county in the western part of the state, and her live stock, so far as registered and tboro bred animals are concerned, can not be excelled and to which our farmers and stockmen can justly point with pride. All that is now .necessary to make the county fair a success is for the hearty co-operation of - everyone farmer, stockman and merchant, with liberal contribu tions of money to carry out the work. For the first year too much should not be expected of an ex hibit of this character, with rac ing eliminated from the program and besides the exhibits for the first day an old settler's reunion could be held, which would be a popular feature and assist very materially in attracting a large Follow the Flag Wa-Keeney will nojt observe the birth of our Nation's Indepen dence this Tear but you will feel like celebrating after you have furnished your home with goods from our store. It will pay you to see our stock and get prices. Larabee Furniture Company. Telephone 44 The Trego Mercantile Company, crowd and on the last day a live stock exhibit and sale could be held that would be an excellent advertisement for Wa-Keeney and Trego county. Now remember, YOU are ap pointed as a committee of one to assist in making this under taking a success, so loosen up your purse strings, get in the band wagon and whoop 'er up for the Trego County Fair. Miss Elise Neuensch wander who has been teaching French at the State University at Law rence is at her home near Banner on a short visit. Miss Elise and her sister, Miss Mathilda, were in the city last Saturday and in formed us that they would leave shortly for Europe, Miss Elise will be gone a year and Miss Ma thilda will be absent till fall. Trego County Sunday School Convention. The Trego County Sunday School convention will be held in Wa-Keeney', Friday, June 24th, 1910. State Sec'y. J. N. Engle will be with us and we are anti cipating a most interesting and profitable meeting. All Sunday schools will get programs dur ing the coming week and should appoint delegates to attend this convention. I trust we may have a large attendance J. H. Niesley; County Superintendent. June 12th will be observed as Childrens day at Collyer by the Congregational Sunday School. A program will be given followed by an address by the pastor, Rev. C. W. Harper. Note the Perfect The ELASTICITY and the reinforced keels All. are characteristic Iron Clad Hosiery but the picture does not show the fine texture nor the UUJ flnun nor the "special twist which give such wonderful strength And durability to Iron Clads. We recommend them and guarantee satisfaction, and would be pleased to show you the goods. Making it Stick. We clipped the following from a recent issue of the Merchants Journal which we believe is sen sible advise and could be profit ably followed by the Wa-Keeney Commercial club: "It is easy enough to organize a Commercial club or a Business Men's association. The difficulty is to keep it alive after it is or ganized. The great object to most Com mercial clubs is that they don't know where they are going but they are on their way. ' There must be a reason for existence or the organization wiU die. It must have definite ob jects and the objects must be such that they readily be grasped and grappled. One great object of a Commer cial club should be to keep down town rows. There is probably more or less of a town row every where. The difference is that some towns keep their sores covered, while others delight in tearing off the bandage. The most effective method for suppressing trouble between in dividuals and factions is to bring these individuals and factions in to frequent and amicable meet ings and conversations. mis can be done through the social side of the club, which some gain by keeping the club room open and having amusements, such as bill'ards and bowling. But the social side is important and must be provided for. The best members of a Com mercial club are busy men, and to take their time from the busi ness for Cammercial club affairs means a personal sacrifice. They must get something out of it to make it pay. Business men should not be bothered with the details of the club. Such matters can more profitably be handled by a secre tary who gets enough enumera tion for his service to make it worth his while to attend to the duties properly, The principal thing for a club is to have something to offer to prospective institutions. With a strong, harmonious organiza tion which is really working for the town, there should be no difficulty in getting information about local people who have money to invest in various pro jects, and when the right pro ject comes up, interest those people. Sam Kelly left Monday even ing for Topeka where he attend ed the Merchant's and Jobber's convention which is in session this week He attended to busi ness matters in Kansas City also. Mrs. C. H. Kulp and little daughter departed Sunday even ing for Norfolk, Neb., for an ex tended visit with relaiives. Mr. Kulp. accompanied them as far as Manhattan. B. F. Bragg, republican cand idate for sherifi, spent last Sat urday in Ellis looking up his po litical fences. Fit and Not Iron but lots of hard wear in them Obituary. John A. Gillan was born in Bedford county, Pa., October 19, 1828, he died in Ft. Dodge, Kans., May 28. 1910, aged 81 years, 7 months and 8 days. He was married to Sarah Mc Donald in Feb. 16. 1851, to this union seven children were born, two boys and five girls, following are the names of the children: Mrs. Hannah May, of Loveland, Colo.; Mrs. Lizzie De Santos, of Quinter, Kans.; Mrs. Lottie Brownwel!, of Hamilton, Kans.; Mrs. Mary De Santos, and Mrs. Josephine Sh'inquin, of Kansas City, Kans.; and James T. Gil lan, of Yocomento, Kans.; the address of the other son, M. H. Gillan, is unknown. He was a private in Co. C 2nd Indiana infantry and was dis charged at Alaxenderia, Ala., July 16, 1865. The body was taken to Toronto, Kans., last Saturday, and the funeral ser vices were held in the U. B. church at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Ay ling of the Grand Army, using the ceremony of that order. He moved from Pennsylvania to Maryland when a young man and moved from there to Wa Keeney, Trego county, March 20, 1878, and in 1894 moved to To ronto, Kans., where he made his home until within the last year when he went to the sol dier's home at Ft. Dodge. He leaves besides a wife seven chil dren, twenty-one gand children and ,fourteen great grand chil dren. Rev. Allison and wife were given a pleasant surprise Friday evening of last week by the mem bers of the Presbyterian church and Sunday school in honor of their 30th wedding anniversary. Those who participated in the affair met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wollner, who, in a body, left about 8:30 for the Al lison home of which they took complete possession, making the occasion an enjoyable and happy one until a late hour. Ice cream and cake were served and before the guests departed for their homes Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. Alli son were presented with $15.00 in gold as a token of the friend ship and esteem in which they are held by the members of that popular religiuos organization. . I have 25 head of well broke horses, all kinds and all sizes and six head of good well broke young mules, 4 and 5. I want to sell these for harvest horses. 15-18 J. C. Kesslek, - Box 24 Collyer, Kans. The Verbeck Lumber & Sup ply company are overstocked with stoves ranges, oil and gasoline, which they are going to move out at greatly-reduced prices. If you want Bargains in stoves make your selections from their big assortment today and save money. 15-tf Work horses for sale 3 1-2 mi. ne of Wa-Keeney, Kiser ranch. toes, r mmmm& ' CXI Keency Bride Would Not Sign. That good man J. N. Mcllvain, of Phillipsudrg, was about to be joined together for better or for worse with Mrs. Laura Rundle, a highly respected widow of the city of Phillipsburg. The day andthehour had almost arrived for the ceremony to be perform ed when Jasper's attorney ap proached the-bride-to-be and handing her a paper asked her to acquaint herself at once with its contents and then proceed to sign it. She looked at the paper and found that it was an agree ment to let the husband-to-be settle upon her the sum of $2, 000, and afterwards permit him to dispose of his property by will to whomsoever he might choose. The attorney accom panied his request by athieat that unless she signed the agree ment, his client, Mr. Mcllvain, would, refuse to marry her. She refused to sign, inasmuch as Mr. Mcllvain is a man rated at from 20,000 to $25,000. Mcll vain called off the wedding. Many of the invited guests were already costumed and. ready for the occasion, and the contracting parties had already fitted up a home- Visitors were .present from Cawker, Logan and other places, but the stuff was off. There was no wedding, but the prospects for a first-class breach of promise suit are very flatter ing. Stockton Review. Don't buy a piano until get prices and terms of the abee Furniture companv. you Lar- tow Rates West and Northwest Round-trip tickets at Homeseekers' rates to the West and Northwest will be sold on the first and third Tuesday of each month via the Union Pa " Tie Safe 7Zoac From February to Dec. 1910, Dining car meals and service "Best ia the World." Ask about our personally conducted tours to Yellowstone National Park. R.. E. Morse or G. Kaill, G. F. & P. R.. 901, Walnut St. H. R. Died. June 1st, Walter George Bak er, aged 9 months, and 15 days; son of Walter and Pearl S. Bak er; only grand child of Air. and j Mrs. W. G. Baker. ?" At the setting of the sun, his spirit went home, ending a too brief life" in a now lonely home. The funeral was held at two o'clock, on Friday afternoon, at the home. In the flower-decked room, Bishop Griswold read the burial service after which Misses Niesley and Gorrell sang,"'Asleep inJsus." Many friends followed the little, white casket to its resting place where the services were concluded. The sympathy of all go out to the bereaved ones. A healthy man is a king in his ' own right; an unhealthy man is an unhappy slave. Burdock Blood Bitters builds up sounds health keeps you well. In this issue will be found the announcement of John A. Nelson for tLe renomination of county attorney of Trego county. Mr. Nelson needs no introduction to readers of World as he is one of the pioneers of the count5T. He has served the county faithfully for a number of terms in the ca pacity as county attorney and he has made a clean and enviable record. He has alway taken a decisive stand for the enforce ment of all laws on the statute books-and his aim has been to give everybody a square deal. Go to BOB The Tailor, for fine tailoring, cleaning, pressing and ' repairing. Straw hats cleaned a specialtv and all work guaran teed. South of P. Q. 15-tf Everybody likes "good things to eat," especially at meal time. Here is where De Witt's Restau rant will interest, appeal to and satisfy your appetite, a card for which appears elsewhere in this isssue. Mr. De Witt has one of the neatest, cleanest restaurants in Western. Kansas where "good things to eat are served at all hours, who also handles find, can dies, fruits, "nuts, cigars- and tobacco. Make this popular place a call when you are hungry or desire anything in his line. To Water Service Patrons, At the regular meeting of the city council held Monday evening June 6, on motion the city clerk was ordered to notify all patrons of the city waterworks system, by publication, not to sell or give, away city water, and the super intendent of water and light was authorized to cut off service from all patrons who persist in doing so. (See section 8 of ordi nance No. 129.) Wm. Cox, mayor of Voda, was in the county seat Tuesday on business. He reports every thing on the boom around Voda. A , Union Pacific Kansas City, Mo.