Western Kansas World
H. S. GIVLER. P5te.
Issued every Saturday and entered into the
postofflce at Wa-Keeney, Kansas, as second
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ESTABLISHED MARCH 2. 1879.
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER
Saturday, June 24, 1911
Ig-g Brown and Miss Smith were in
"Voda Tuesday evening.
Misses Anna and Rose Thiel spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. R. Kristof.
Vivian Owens and Vivian Downs
spent Sunday with Grandma Kristof.
Mrs. J. Horak of Wa-Keeney spent
several days last week with Mrs. Geo.
Mrs. Miles and Mrs. A. G. Schwan
beck traded with Voda merchants
The weather still continues to be
hot and dry but do not fear it will
Frank Zeman, sr., departed Sunday
evening for Wilson to work in the
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Downs returned
home from their eastern trip. They
report it hot and dry there.
Alfred Lofstead of Denver, Colo.,
spent Saturday night and Sunday
with his sister, Mrs. Wm. Cox.
F. Knoll who turned his car wrong
side up last week and broke it into
small pieces has it in running order
Frank Spena who has been visiting
his mother and brothers here the
past month returned to his home in
Kansas Sunday. ,
Mr. and Mrs. R. Owens called on
Mr. and Mrs. Roach at TJtica Sunday.
They report Mr. and Mrs. Roach are
getting along nicely.
Rumor has it that wedding bells
will soon ring south of Voda but we
do not know which one will be the
lucky one, the one living half mile
south or the one a half mile north of
, the young gentleman.
We are sorry to note that Mrs. II.
Morris, who went to Topeka last
Tuesday to Undergo a surgical oper
ation, died Tuesday p. m. during the
operation. Mr. Morris has the sym
pathy of all in his sad hour of be
reavement. Honorable Dick Owens, mayor of
Voda and a possible candidate on
the socialist ticket for governor in
the coming election, accompanied by
his wife made a dashing trip in his
improved auto to Utica and returned
on Sunday last for the purpose of de
livering to our old friend, H. Roach,
$237.4o, the amount collected by the
mayor from friends of Mr. Roach at
wa-iieeney ana ijonyer ior which lie
returns many thanks. Anyone want
ing to buy an auto should consult the
mayor and save money by buying his
kind of a car.
only seemed to be sick a few min
utes. About all who have wheat to cut
are in the fields this week. Sam
Erickson bought a Deering header of
Ross & Waldo. This is the only
header taken out of Ogallah this
Mr. J. C. Euchanan and Mrs. Emi
ly Clark, of Dustin, Ifebr., were mar
ried at Oneil, Uebr., June 13, 1911, by
the Probate Judge of Holt county,
Nebr. On Wednesday a large com
pany of neighbors and friends gath
ered with well filled baskets and sur
prised these worthy people with an
old fashioned neighborhood party.
After a bountiful dinner and a so
cial visit they left a substantial gift
with the best wishes of all. It was
remarkable the number of old settlers
present as well as the early dates of
their arrival. A few are given be
low: Mrs. Jennie Rich, 1878; C. C.
Yetter, 1879; S. S. Harvey, 1879; Lot
tie Harvey, 1879: D. Pershing, 1?78;
Salome Pershing, 187; Mrs. Jane
Burns, 1886: Mrs. Arville Wheeler,
1887; Mr. and Mrs. Alex Harvey, 1886:
J. C. Buchanan, 1887; E. T. Buchan
an, Nebr., 1882: Mr. and Mrs. W. B.
Cypher, 1884; W. I). Caskey, 1878.
like even feed would
Big Creek and Spring Creek are the
lowest ever known since the county
C. H. Benson lost a fine cow with
some unknown disease. The animal
Martin Weisback and wife have a
Chas. Kirby was a Collyer visitor
Everyone for miles around came to
Still hot as blazes with prospects of
of its remaining so. j
Chas. Thiel is treating his house to
a new coat of paint.
The various churches had large
E. Guschewsky and family spent
Tuesday in Wa-Keeney.
P. Gubbins has not been as well as
usual the past few days.
j B. Acre and family spent Sun
day with H. Reed's family.
Jesse Kessler and family entertain
ed the Lorimer family Sunday.
Mulberries and Cherries are the
new arrivals on the fruit market.
E. Guschewsky and family spent
Sunday with Adan Ladow's family.
Rumor says Vince Razak " and wife
contemplate moving to Topeka for
Do not forget Miss Glenn's closing
out sale on millinery and flowers Sat
urday, June 24th.
The Quinter and Collyer ball nine
crossed bats here Tuesday; the score
was 6 to 14 in favor of Quinter.
A pleasant surprise party was given
at Harry Ladow's residence Saturday,
evening and all report a jolly time.
The Walsh families and Miss
Eagan, a sister of Mrs. John Walsh
spent Sunday with Jas. Tague and
Berger & Berger have on hand the
best line of salt and smoked meats
ever brought to Collyer and at the
From the numerous crates of chick
ens marketed here the last week the
supply of poultry in these parts must
The Congregational Sunday School
of Collyer will give a Children's Day
program Sunday evening, June 25th.
beginning at 8 p. m.
Did you notice what a kind fath
erly air Charlie Downie carried about
Saturday when he was wheeling that
preambulator around town?
Last special reduction sale on mil
linery and flowers, Saturday, June
24th, at C. C. Hickman's store.
Everything in the line at your own
Everyone interested in the wellfare
of their schools is praising the steps, '
our county Superintendent has taken
about hiring teachers out of the
county until the supply of efficient
teachers here is exhausted; this
should have been done before in
justice to many of our teachers In
this county who were not able to se
cure positions owing to outside ap
plicants. The most amusing and interesting
game of ball played in this vicinity
in years was played here Monday af
te rnoon between the fats, and the
leans' and the victory was won by
the latter mentioned above. The
'fats' made some extra good plays
and their graceful runs for the bases
won the admiration of the immense
crowd present to witness the game.
We've heard it said that the league
should take Mr. Deitrich in as he
never made an out during the entire
game and he played like a profession
al. Several casualties occurred dur
ing the game but nothing serious on
ly Mesdames Harrison and Guschew
sky will have an extra day's patching
in consequence of the day's sport.
As we were unable to be present at
the game a good write up about it
can not be given uutil next week
when we will try to get an accurate
account of the moves made by play
ers and a correct score. It certainly
was the most enjoyable afternoon
passed in Collyer by the community
in a long time and all hope to wit
ness another such game soon.
Last Friday afternoon the Wa-Kee
ney and Quinter base ball clubs play
ed a five inning game of ball at the
east-side park. A small crowd was
in attendance and the game was slow
very slow as it was not called un
til 5 o'clock. The game was called
off at the first half of the 5th inning
on account of rain, the score being 6
to 5 in favor of the home team.
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For Rent Section 13, township 14,
range 24, except 60 acres. Herman
Long, Wa-Keeney, Kas. 15tf
Strayed from Heckman ranch, May
29th Black sow weight 2aO ids. L.
Atkinson, Phone 762.
Strayed One small black pig,
weight about 40 lbs. Inquire at this
For Sale Corn and oats. C. C.
Baird, 3 1-2 miles north of town. 8tf
For Sale One Red Polled bull; 3
years old; out of Otto Young herd.
Inquire or phone A. D. Parsons,
Collyer, Kans. 12-4t
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Restores the Senses of Taste and Smell.
Easy to use. Contains no iniurious drucrs
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Large Size, SO cents at Druggists or by
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Coanty Salaries Compared with Salaries
Paid Ten Years A
County salaries are based on county
population but they are not all regu
lated by the same scale. Ten years
ago the county attorney received a
total salary of $500 per year. It has
been gradually increased to $800.
This does not include any allowance
for assistant attorneys.
Twelve years ago the county super
intendent of schools received $450
per year and was not allowed any
thing for visiting schools or for trav
eling expenses. Now the salary, is
$915 and an allowance of . about $125
for visiting schools and traveling ex
penses. The number of school dis
tricts and the number of teachers re
quired have each increased about one
fifth. The salary has more than
Ten years ago the county treasurer
was paid a salary af $900 and no al
lowance for clerk and deputy hire.
It is now $1300, including clerk and
deputy hire, and may be $1400.
Ten years ago the sheriff received a
salary of $500. It has been $800 for
several years and may - now be as
much as $1500.
Ten years ago the county clerk was
paid $900 per year and no allowance
for clerk and deputy hire. Now the
total salary is about $1800, including
county assessor, clerk and deputy
hire, etc. (This does not include any
allowance for recording 69 typewrit
ten pages of auditing company's re
port.) Ten years ago the clerk of the dis
trict court was allowed $500 per year.
That is all he gets now although the
law provides for better pay, and al
though more is paid in some counties
of smaller population than ours, and
although Trego county probably nev
er had a more faithful clerk of the
court than it has at this time.
Ten years ago the Probate Judge
was allowed $500 per year and that is
all he is paid now. The law provides
for increased pay to keep pace, in a
measure, with the increase of work
and it is conceded that the office now
requires and receives twice the atten
tion that was given it ten years ago.
And for all that the salary has not
increased one cent, directly or indi
rectly. Larger salaries are allowed
Probate Judges in some counties hav
ing smaller population than ours.
Not one of these officers is receiv
ing one cent more than a faithful
and efficient public servant should be
paid, and some of them are getting
The population of Trego county
has almost doubled in the last ten
years; the valuation has more than
trebled; rents have doubled; the cost
of living has doubled; in most cases
the wages paid for ordinary labor
have just about doubled; the work of
all county offices has been largely in
creased or even doubled in some cas
es. In some cases the salaries have
doubled and in some there has been
no increase. The 'cases' do not cor
respond. Why should there be so much dif
ference in these salaries? More
pointedly, why should the difference
be continually increasing? Why
should some salaries be doubled
while one or two others are singled
out and held down to the old figure
of ten years ago the bread and wat
er basis of today? Can any fair mind
ed man justify this discrimination?
The law itself is very unjust and
unreasonable discrimination is not
wholly the fault of the law.
No doubt as the community grows
older and more populous the pay of
public officers should be increased
For their services in the vear 1900
three county commissioners allowed
themselves $231.10. For their servic
es in the year 1910 three county com
missioners allowed themselves $451.40.
A. S. Peacock.
Remember that Moore's
pay the highest market price
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Wa-Keeney State Bank
1885 ESTABLISHED 191 1
Positively the ' Best on the
We have used it for four years
and know what we are talking
about. "We have tried others but
it don't cut the dust like Wizzard
We keep it on hand in casks of 25
50 and 100 lbs.
Call at "World office and we will
show you how to keep the dust
H.'S. GIVLER, Agent.
We've been in business 26 years here.
We have paid up Capital of $25,000.
We have earned Surplus of $25,000.
Our undivided profits over $7,000.
Do a GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
Sell FOREIGN EXCHANGE, good the world over.
'Sell STEAMSHIP TICKETS where you wish to go.
Rent vou the best of SAFETY BOXES.
Write" INSURANCE of all kinds.
Want your BUSINESS, now.
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LUMBER COAL GRAIN
Particular people have learned that there is a
lot of difference in the quality of lumber, and as
we make QUALITY our "long suit," you take no
chances in buying what you need from us.
The most complete stock of the BEST LUM
BER in Trego County is at your disposal, in
fact anything you might want from a lumber
and coal yard.
Estimates Cheerfully Furnished
GOOD WEIGHTS AND GOOD PRICES GIVEN
FOR YOUR GRAIN
The Hardman Lumber Co.
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H. J. Hille. Pres. W. G. Baker. Vice-Pres. A. H. Blair. Cashier C. R. Hille,' Ass't. Cashier
TREGO COUNTY STATE BANK
Directors H. J. Hille
W. J. Skelton
F. S. Diebold W. G. Baker
A. H. Blair
Cement Blocks, Posts, Etc.
Stone and Cement Work a Specialty
Thirteen years' experience and satisfaction guaranteed.
Prices reasonable. Call on me for estimates.
J. T. W. CLOUD
Real Estate, Rentals, Collections and Insurance
Farm Lands and Gty Property for Sale and Exchange
OFFICE UNDER WA-KEENEY ' STATE BANK
Office 'phone 152 Residence 'phone 72
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