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Official County Paper . - . WA-KEENEY, KANS., OCTOBER 28, 1911 33rd Year Number 34T
The New Store
A. E. McCune, Prop.
Dry Goods, Notions Shoes, Men's Work
Clothing, etc
All Goods Sold at Cost. .
Come and see me, I'll treat you right.
In J. R. Wilson Building south of Heckman
Produce Company
You all know . what that means,
the best on earth, "will be here
about October 20th
Car of Apples on Track
Now, everyone Hand picked right
from the tree, at Ql a bushel
Sweet Potatoes
at Q1.50 a bushel '
Irish Potatoes
Will be here soon, fine ones at 90c
Sec H.f . 0STERC(A(V3P
At the Mill or Store
To Prospective Coat and Suit Buyers: - '
Mr. D. D. COHN will be in our store MONDAY with six trunks of high-grade Coats
and Suits for Women and Misses.9 This is not a coat and suit sale of the ordin
ary kind, but a late season showing of the most authentic styles.
We know Mr. Cohn and his firm and we guarantee his goods and prices.
Come in and see the new things whether you would buy or not.
OCTOBER SOtlhu 19111
In the Smithsonian Institute at
Washington, is a giant buffalo kilied
half a mile south of Wakeeney, in
1868 by Byron Tyler, now a Kansas
City business man. The specimen is
said to be one of the largest and
handsomest of that species of wild
game ever slain. Authorities have
said the animal must have exceeded
in weight the average buffalo by at
least two hundred pounds.
Tyler was a boy of 19 when he shot
the animal. He was employed as a
telegraph operator at Wakeeney,
then known as Ogallah, and killed
buffalo only as a pastime. Later he
killed buffalo as a business and ship
ped their carcasses to St. Louis,
where they sold at fancy prices.
'It was early one morning that I
saw the big fellow while browsing
across the hills," said Tyler in telliig
of the hunt in which he brought
down the Smithsonian specimen. "I
was carrying a 32-callber rifle. Get
ting close to the big bull I shot him
just behing the right foreleg. He
fell dead at the first shot.
Friends of Tyler told him the buff
alo was of extraordinary size and in
duced him to send the hide and the
bones to the institute. Prof. Henry,
who was prominently connected with
the museum at that time, was de
lighted with the gift. He wrote
Tyler a personal letter 'thanking him
for the gift.
Tyler never has seen the buffalo
since it was mounted. Recently,
however, his son visited Washington
and viewed the mounted specimen.
He says it was in good condition.
The duties of telegraph operator at
Wakeeney were light in those days.
Tyler working at the key only a few
hours in the middle of the day. Dur
ing his odd moments he acted as the
cashier of an eating house near the
depot. Buffalo was the chief meat
served there. Some days, after a
long siege of "buffalo meat, the menu
was changed to read "Jack rabbit"
but as a general rule the customers
at the eating house got buffalo meat
365 days in the j eer. Leap years they
they got it 366 days.
But the tourists liked the meat, al
though, the trainmen did not, and
willingly gave up $1 a meal for a
piece of choice buffalo flesh and a few
side dishes of canned vegetables. This
gave Tyler the idea of buying buffalo
meat and shipping it to Eastern
markets. The hunters sold him the
carcasses cheap. On one consignment
of four carloads he made a profit of
$1,600. " "-
Tyler made a business in buffalo
hides. In those days a bull hide
could ; be bought for from 91.10 to
$3.25. . Cow hides were worth from
ninety cents to $2.25. One of these
hides would make an overcoat. Ten
buffalo coats recently sold in this
country for $1,000 each.' But they
did not belong to Tyler." He closed
out all his buffalo holdings long ago.
Once, while Tyler was cashier of
the restaurant, "Wild Bill" Hickok,
celebrated gun man, "short clianged"
the house $2 on a bill. It was unin
tentional, Tyler says, and he was- go
ing to speak to Hickok about IX. ' On
second . thought, however, ' Tyler
concluded "Wild Bill"- was such an
accomodating fellow and carried such
big guns that it would be just as well
to let the matter rest. It rested.
Kansas City Star, ;
Loot and Found
A young man took his sweetheart
to a ball. She wore her party dress.
As they began to dance he noticed
what he thought was a raveling stick
ing out of her sleeve. He ' tugged at
it. It came easily, and during the
remainder of the dance, having,
started to wind up that raveling, he
kept at it. It wasn't until the end
of the dance that be had finished the
Next morning the girl said ' to her
"Maw, an awfur funny thing, hap
pened last night. You know I went
to that dance. Well, when I got
home and got ready for bed ' I found
my union suit had disappeared."
Fresh pork at Baker's.
Kansas has not broken any records
so far this year by not having a kill
ing frost. According to the records
at the weather observatory of the
Kansas University, November 25,
1902, was the date when Kansas did
break the records for the latest frost
that killed. .
' Many of our readers who are inter
ested in things climatic think it is
very late now to the winter for vege
tation to be alive. But the official
records show that 1911 will have to
run quite a race to beat 1902 in fact
almost a month -
Saturday night there was the
heaviest frost of the year, killing
some vegetation and marking the first
devastation of 19li. Sunday night
another frost is. reported, but this
was not enough to take all traces of
summer away. Many of our plants
and vines that have been with us all
summer are still alive.
(Corrected every Thursday morning)
Eggs - - - - y. . . . ,..; -22c
Butter ....... . ,25c
Hens... 7c
Springs. . 6c
Old Boosters, each 10c
Turkeys 12c
Ducks.. . 6c
Geese..;....... 6c
JCream. 27c
Mayor Hang In EHijy
Last Friday night Mayor John L.
Parsons and former Street Commis
sioner H. L. Neimeyer of Quinter,
were tiung iu efligy. Such goings on
in that town has caused great ex
citement. Se feral strong circum
stances are said to point to the guilt
of three prominent- men of Quinter.
Some people say Mayor Parsons has
stood for all that was good and has
been a terror to the evil doers, while
others do not regard him as anything
but a failure. The matter, so it is
said, will be probed to the bottom.
First snow
Octoper 27. -
of the season Friday,
There are wimmen's faces, lad,
That are wind and fire, ,
Shtirrin' up the whole world,
Wakin' ould desire!
And there's other wimmin, faith,
Calm and si ill through all,
Shtickin' to their wan love e
Till the hivins fall!
Wan's as foine as hell fire;
Wan's as thrue as life! 4 ' -
Wan ye'll leave and weep for,
And wan ye'll take as wife!
The county commissioners have no
authority to pay a bounty for the
killing of rabbits as the following
letter will show:
Office of Attorney General,
Topeka, Oct. 24, 1911.
Hon. I. T. Purcell, .
County Attorney, -Wa-JKeeney,
Dear Sir I have your letter of
recent date in which you ask my
opinion as to whether or not the
County commissioners have any auth
ority to place a bounty on rabbits,
rabbit scalps or the killing of rab
bits. - I beg to say I know of no law
giving the County Commissioners
authority to pay any such bounty.
They can only obtain that author
ity when it is given them by statute,
and there is no statute providing for
such a bounty. Yours truly,
John S. Dawson,
- Attorney-General.
100 head of horses to pasture for the
winter; plenty of good buffalo grass
and running .water; .no loco. Price
50 cents per head. Write or come
and see me at Banner, Kansas.
30-tf. ' W. J. Dillon.
Don't let the baby suffer from ec
zema, sores or any itching of the skin.
Doan's Ointment gives instant relief,
cures quickly; Perfectly safe foer
children. .All druggists sell it. 2

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