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Official County Paper.
Wa-Keeney. Kans., October 15. 1910.
H. S. Glvler. Prop.
It has been charged in current gos
sip that the remarkable growth of
this town in the last eighteen months
is the result of interested parties try
ing to "boom the town". This is a
very unjust aspersion to cast upon a
thriving, hard working community.
When it is considered that the
country tributary to Ogallah is more
thickly settled than around towns far
ther east having all the way from 500
to 1000 people and that the country is
fully as productive, it will be admitted
that there was, and still is room for
plenty of substantial healthy growth.
This brings the inqniry to why the
town failed in years past to grow up
to the country it served. The explan
ation is plain when the cause" is frank
ly stated. In an early day the town
was laid out in a beautiful location,
and many lots where sold. Then
came the lean years and hard times,
and the original owners of the town
site lost interest in the matter, and
much of the original site went to tax
sale. There also arose a question
with regard to the survey, and as
time went on it became very difficult
to get a clear title to many of thelots.
The matter of the survey has been
settled by the courts and the title
cleared on most of the townsite, and
as soon as this was acoomplshed the
town sprang into active healthy
growth. New brick business buildings
were erected, and more are in the pro
cess of construction. Several fine
houses and cottages have been and are
being completed. Some of these are
strictly modern as the most favored
city dweller could desire. The town
is especially fortunate at this time in
having the services of one of the
most expert builders in Kansas with
a state wide reputation.
There is no idea among the business
men of a boom in fact they do not
want it, but there is a welcome here
for any business that wants a location,
and wants to stay with it for per
manent, substantial growth and de
velopment, until we at least catch up
with the territory we serve.
C. D. Yetter.
"Vote for Herman Long, republican
nominee for representative.
When you want a loan on your
farm, call at the Wa-Keeney State
The Owl Class of the M. E. Sunday
school will serve oysters at E. S.
Biown's, Friday evening, October 14.
II. B. Flyr represented Wa-Keeney
Lodge I. O. O. F. at the Grand Lodge
meeting at Junction City this week.
He reports a big meeting and a fine
Although the law gives each west
ern county onljr two terms of court a
year, Judge Ruppenthal has always
assured each county at least four
sessions so as to hasten court matters.
He has never hesitated to make trips
to any county if he could thereby
speed justice or save expense to a
county, or even to private litigants.
'. CLOTHES Uili NO. 2 '
YOU 'may be just as critical as you please about the fine
details of the way your coat is cut the shape, length
and curve of the lapel, the drape of the skirts, etc.; or
hang" of the trousers; here in
clothes you'll find exactly the right thing. . And if you are critical about fit
be as exacting as you please. If you can't judge for yourself about fit, its not
easy bring a good judge with you; we 11 fit you right or not ask you to take
flio cm'f Sere they are, HART SHAFFNER & MARX goods
Hie fellll. Suits and Overcoats
TREGO MERCANTILE COMPANY
THE HOME OF GOOD CLOTHES'
Collyer School Report
Month ending September 30, 1910.
Enrollment B03-S 18, girls 22; total
40. Days taught 20. Average daily
attendance 36; neither absent nor
tardy 22; tardies 5; visitors 3.
' Riley W. Geary, Teacher.
Enrollment Boys 26, girls 18; total
44. Says taught 20. Average daily
attendance 36.4; neither absent nor
tardy 8. ' Hattie I. Shaw, Teacher.
Vote for Herman Long, republican
nominee for representative.
Mr. George P. Britt and Mrs. Jean
ette Gray were married at the office
of the probate judge Thursday of last
Mrs. F. F. Burgess of Pullman,
Wash., enroute to southeastern Kan
sas, visited the family of A. S. Pea
Frank Rockefeller of Russell, can
didate for Congress and B. M. Drieh
ling of Hays, candidate for State
Treasurer, were Wa-Keeney visitors
Judge Ruppenthal's appeal for sup
port is to the honest, the intelligent,
the industrous, the law-abiding voter,
and to the taxpayers. He has noth
ing to offer to those voters who do
not belong in the above list Adv.
Maximum and minimum tempera
ture according to the government
thermometer at Wa-Keeney for the
week ending Wednesday noon.
Thursday 77 38
Friday 87 38
Saturday 84 44
Sunday ?.88 40
Monday 88 45
Tuesday 83. : .49
Wednesday 81 54
Fair weather without rain during
the past week.
Mrs. Walter Gunckel is on the sick
list this week.
Word comes from Collyer that Mrs.
Chas Hickman is quite sick.
Clias Steinberger made a business
trip to Ellis Friday morning.
Vote for Herman Long, republican
nominee for representative.
Bruce Furbeck of Glencoe was in
town last Monday on business.
Wanted Topsy or small cook stove.
Must be in good shape, Neil Ufford.
Have you heard of the wonderful
opportunities in "The New Durango
Country" in southwestern Colorado?
See Mudge at Wa-Keeney for partic
ulars, and plan to go on the next ex
cursion to Durango.
To the Voters of Trego County.
The campaign, now in" full blast,
differs slightly from the previous
campaigns. One point of view is:
that Wa-Keeney Township lays north
of the centre of he county and after
each election this township would in
variably get the best paying offices.
Since the organization of the county
this year, the out townships succeed
ed Jin getting nominees from each
corner of the county. - I would not
rclaim that these nominees are better
than those that are occupying these
offices today, but would say they are
good representative men sons of
pioneers having the respect of the
community in which they live.
In conclusion I will say that the
demand of these out townships should
be encouraged and I think it will be
a benefit to all of us. Now, Mr.
Voter, it is up to you. Will you de
cide for or cgainst the out township ?
the best month in the year
THIS is the time when you
prepare for the long cold
winter and when you are
cleaning and preparing the
house look close and see if
you don't need a new Stove,
Hug, or any old kind of a rug.
Don't break your backs making Com
forts; we have nice ones and cheap, too.
A BIG STOCK OF STAPLE AND FANCY FURNITURE
Laralbes Fmrniliiire C.
Vote for IJerman Long, republican
nominee for representative.
Mrs. Edna Gunby of Bosna is visit
ing her mother, Mrs. J. A. Hall, this
Andrew Kirk took in the Royal
Live Stock show at Kansas City this
Theo. Courtney and daughters,
Misses Ida and Alma, are visiting
relatives and friends in the city this
O. W. Shideler was down to Neo
desha the first of the week visiting
Bert McKnight was up from Ban
ner last Tuesday trading with our
Alfred Greenwood left the latter
part of the week for Manhattan to
work at the State Agricultural col
lege. For Sale One yearling mare mule,
and one spring horse colt; both good
ones. S. J. C. Ilocknian, Wa-Keeney,
Mrs. Clyde Poffenberger and child
ren spent the week in Hill City visit
ing her parents, Sheriff and Mrs.
The climate is ideal and the land
cheap in"The New Durango Country."
Plenty of water and richest soil. See
Mudge for prices and particulars.
"Shorty" Troutwine, who has been
foreman of the World office for the
past four months, left last Friday
night for Grainfield where he will be
publisher and editor of the Grainfield
Last Friday evening the first num
ber of the winter's Lyceum entertain
ment course was given at the Court
House by Colonel Gearhart in his
lecture, The Footprints of the Cen
turies. The lecture was pronounced
most excellent by all who heard it,
being instructive and helpfuL The
Colonel is an able speaker and all ex
press themselves as well pleased with
the first number given.
Dr. M. J. Brown, Specialist,
of Salina, will be at the American
House, Tuesday, November 8th, El
lis, November 9th, prepared to treat
the medical and surgical diseases of
the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat, and
to fit glasses.
Charley Folkers shipped cattle the
first of the week.
The city clerk mailed public service
statements Kuuday morning. . .The
water statements contain a charge of
three dollars which is the minimum
charge for the six months beginning
October 1, and must be paid in ad
vance. Excess charges, if any, will
be assessed April 1. The monthly
bills for light grow larger as the
nights grow longer, and especially
since morning service was begun.
These bills should be paid to the city
treasurer not later than Saturday af
ternoon to avoid the penalty of one
dollar. There are 112 water services
installed and the electrict light plant
has 81 patrons.
The Utica Enterprise says: Pearl
Harvey met with quite a serious ac
cident about 5 o'clock Friday evening,
October 7th, and it cannot be told
how badly he is hurt. He had start
ed to cross over to the depot between
two cars of a freight train and just
as he got between the cars the engi
neer started to back the train; a
broken drawhead permitted the cars
to come close enough together to
pinch him, and when they jarred
apart-and released him, he was barely
able to get from between the cars
and to the depot, from where he was
carried home on a cot. He is feeling
pretty sore and stiff, being unable to
raise himself, but it is of a serious
nature, though this cannot be ascer
tained at present. Whether the in
juries sustained are more or less seri
ous, there can be no doubt what the
result would have been had the cars
jammed a trifle closer together.
Last Monday evening, October 10,
Miss Sadie Biehler was united in mar
riage to Mr. Albert Smith of Lincoln,
Kans. The wedding occurred at the
home of the brides 's parents Mr. and
Mrs. J. Biehler of Bosna. Rev.
Greene, pastor of the M. E. church
of this city, performed the ceremony
in the presence of relatives and
friends who had assembled to witness
the happy event. Miss Biehler, now
Mrs. Smith, is widely known having
spent most of her life in Trego coun
ty. She is a charming girl, pretty as
a peach blossom and accomplished in
all the house-wifely arts that can not
fail to make a happy home. Until
recently she has clerked in a large
store in Quinter where she made a
score of friends who wish her much
joy. Personally we are not acquaint
ed with the groom but learn that he
is a most excellent as well as estima
ble young man, and in every way
worthy of the bride, which he has
chosen. These happy young people
will make their future home at Lin
coln, Kans. The World extends
hearty congratulations wishing them
a long, happy wedded life.
Only a Leaf.
By R. W. Gear y, Collyer, Kans.
A leaf blown in at my window
On a beautiful autumn day,
Gave food for my soul to feed on
And started my thoughts to play.
At once I thought of the millions
Of forest trees and their leaves,
With the fiery glow and the beauty
That the first frost always gives.
And I thought of the glorious powers
And the force from the Central Sun,
Built up into forrest foilage
As the summer days came on.
And how, thro' the months and days.
Some subtle power was. weaving
The sunbeams and the gentle breeze
Into a fabric living.
Then I thought from the leaf to man.
And the simile seemed to fit;
How much like a leaf looks a life,
When we look thro' the past at it.
Spite of the powers and the forces
That are woven even in breath,
The pathway of all the living
Inevitably leads unto death.
Some season's beauty and gladness
Are felt in every stir;
In June the roses are blooming
And wild flowers everywhere.
The springtime leaves are beautiful
When nature first puts them on,
Perhaps, lends a brighter tone.)
But we soon forget the beauty
As we seek the cooling shade,
Till the crimson tints of autumn
On the oak trees are displayed.
So the beauty of Youth and Age;
And a period of use between
The white snows of the seventies
And the freshness of sixteen.
Kansas City Market Report.
Kansas City Stock Yards, October
The supply of 54,000 cattle and
calves here in two days this week has
been eandled in good shape, most of
it at prices steady with the close of
last week, which means 15 to 25 cents
higher than a week ago. Packer
buyers aver that their droves yester
day cost higher than last Thursday
and.. Friday, and offer killing sheets
as evidence, but one reason for this,
was the good fill everything took on
yesterday. - The bright warm sun
stimulates a thirst, and good fills are;
the rule today also. Cows and heifers
are a shade lower today, otherwise
the market is steady. Something
over 33,000 cattle were received here
yesterday, including 5000 calves, and
the supply is 20000 today, including;
2000 calves. It is evidence of a very
broad demand that this heavy rum
has been handled so nearly steady.
For another week or two the run is
likely to be up to the capacity of thes
market, and perhaps no improvement
can be expected, but a little later
dealers say that finished cattle will
sell higher. One lot received a bid
of $8.00 here today, but were held for
a higher price till a late hour. Kan
sas grass westerns this week up to
$6.75, bulk of steers at $5.00 to $6.25,
cows $3.50 to $4.25, calves $4.00 tat
$8.00, bulls $3.00 to $4.25. stockers,
$3.25 to $5.00, feeders $4.00 to $5.75.
Missouri and Illinois have been tlie
big buyers of stockers and feeders
here this fall so far, anc show big in
creases over last year, same period. ;',
Hog run today is 6200 head, 2000)
in 11 l- 1 1 1 '.i ri 0 wpplt' or anfl t.Ti.
market is 5 to 10 higher. Where it
is convenient to do so, or event
possible, it looks like present prices,,
together with the accumulating evi
dence of the permanent shortage of
hogs in the west, should offer a suffi
cient stimulus to induce anyone to
raise more hogs. Packers' are power-!-less
to reduce prices, and will becpjite
even more impotent in this direction,
as time goes on and consumptive re
quirements grow. Most of the ad
vance today was on medium and
heavy weights, heavies at $8.35 to
$8.60, medium weights $8.60 to $8.85,
lights $8.75 to $8.85. . -
Sheep run today is only 6000 head;
market strong. Best lambs are worth
$6.80, feeding lambs today $6.10, feed
ing yearlings $5.25, feeding wetherst
$4.50, fat ewes $3.50 to $4.00. These
prices show some revival of interest
in feeding stock, which was rather
draggy last week. Although the bulk;
of the range stuff is in, there will be
days of heavy supplies from time to
time, and plenty of country kinds
will be available the balance of this
J. A. Ricxakt,
L. S. Correspondent.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Oliver returned
home from Russell last Saturday
morning where they were called by
the death of Mrs. Oliver's father
who was killed by a granary falling:
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