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WA-KEENEY, KANS., DECEMBER
34th Year Number 48
Money Makes Money
if planted in our bank.
Keep in mind we are a bank that does things.
Every man can't get rich, but every man can
save something. The only sure way of saving
money is by depositing it. When it jingles in
your pocket you want to spend it. Your name
would look well on our books. Call and let us
put it there to-day.
Wa-Keeney State Bank
Maximum and minimum tempera
ture according to the government
thermometer at Wa-Keeney for the
--week ending Wednesday noon.
Thursday 37 25
Friday 39 17
Saturday .. 41 13
Sunday 41 13
Monday.. 47 17
Tuesday 57 12
Wednesday.. 43 19
It is a dry Christmas, bright and
initd. At this time last year we had
zero weather and eight inches of
Smoked meats at Baker's.
? A NEW CAP FREE ?
A new cap to match your suit with
fur ear flaps, FREE, with each suit or
overcoat purchased irom our shop.
"We make old clothes look like new."
DIFDQAIM'Q Ql IITATHPil IM Wa-Keeney,
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One thing we admire about John
Connelly is that he is taking care of
the newspaper boys. Another great
thing to his credit is that 'when the
boys call on him he tells them at
once the status of their case. He
seems to be remembering his friends
and there is a mark-of a great man.
Occassionally men are elected to con
gress who are at once, surprised and
dumbfounded- with their own great
ness, and they forget their friends.
Such men are of short duration.
Whatever may be the end of Con
nelly, we certainly endorse his be
ginning. Stockton Review. .
Correct Abstracts W. H. Swiggett ad
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
Drives Oft a Terror.
The chief executioner of death in
the winter and spring months is pneu
monia. Its advance .agents are colds
and grip. In any attack by one of
these maladies no time should be lost
in taking the best medicine obtained
to drive it oT. Countless thousands
have found his to be Dr. King's New
Discovery. "My husband believes it
has kept him from having pneumonia
three or four times," writes Mrs.
Geo. W. Place, Rawsonville, Vt.,
"and for coughs, colds and croup we
have never found its equal." Guaran
teed for all bronchial- affections.
Price 50c. and $1.00. Trial bottle
free at Gibson's adv.
Pure home made lard at Bakers adv
H. L. STRAUSS
the well known eye specialist and op
tometrist, will again be in Wa-Keeney,
December 27 and 28, prepared to
treat the very difficult eye trouble
and fit glasses. The very best of ref
erence. Strauss is registered with
the "state. Will stay at the Trego
Est ray Two red shoats, weight a
bout 65 pounds came to my place 3 i-2
miles east of Ogallah, about Thanks
giving. Owner can have same by
paying for keeping and (this notice.
Basil Bidgway, Ellis, Kans. Adv.
Abram V. Hixson was born in Som-
merset county, New Jersey, March 2,
1848; died at Wa-Keeney, Kansas,
December 21, 1912, aged 64 years, 9
months and 19 days. "
Mr. Hixson moved with his parents
to Illinois in 1856, where he married
Henrietta Groendyke at Baritan,
October 19, 1870. To this union were
bora one son and three daughters;
J. G. Hixson of Wa-Keeney, Mrs. W.
J. Howe of Delta, Colorado; Mrs. F.
A. Howe of Cedar Edge, Colorado, and
Mrs. M. H. Powers of Ogallah, all
of whom were present at the funeral
which occured at Ogallah last Mon
day, conducted by Rev. S. L. Allison
and attended by a large number of
Mr. Hixson and his family were
among the pioneers of this county,
having located on a farm near Ogal
lah in the spring of 1886, where he
continued to reside until the death
of Mrs. Hixson which occured in Jan
uary, 1908. After the death of his
wife he purchased property . in Wa
Keeney and has made his home' here
since, more or less of the time engag
ed in mercantile pursuits. He was a
successful farmer and stockman and
at all times an exemplary citizen, en
terprising and public-spirited. He
united with the Dutch Reformed
church at the age of fifteen years
and was a member of the Presbyter
ian church of Wa-Keeney at the time
of his death. His family have the
sincere sympathy of a wide circle of
friends who deeply regret what ap
pears to be thel untimely -taking off
one of our most)' respected citizens, x
Lars Hanson Returns to Sunny Kansas
Coming to Wa-Keeney once more, I
took a walk out north to the place of
worship on the Sabbath day. It was
a beautiful morning and the sun
seemed to do its best to make the
world comfortable but the globe had
gone so far north and had reached its
limit and started back again to get
the benefit of the light and heat of
the sun in full measure.
Nature as well as the old earth
seemed to rest quietelyaad to gather'
strength to produce another harvest
to supply the wants of all living crea
tures and gladen man's heart. The
thistles which are so abundant
along the way side testify the truth
that what God hath spoken stands
fast forever. What a change it will
be when the earth is recreated and
shall blossom as the rose all the year
The Sabbath School opened at the
usual hour, begun with beautiful
hymn, "T'is So Sweet To Trust In
Jessus." The lesson for the day was
Missionary work. All Christians are
salt of the earth and light of the
world, and must have a part in bring
ing Salvation to others, and -if faith
fully going forth and weepeth bear
ing precious seed shall doubtless
come again rejoicing bringing his
sheaves with him. After the Sab
bath school a short talk was given on
the titiie system showing from the
bible that one-tenth of all income be
longs to the Lord and must not be
used for any other purpose than for
the ministry of the gospel.
Health Almanac for 1913
'The Kansas State Board of Health
has published its second annual
Health Almanac for 1913. Informa
tion "How to avoid infectious dis
eases" is presented in an interesting
and instructive fashion; the editor
declares that there is no speculation
nor theorizing in the statements that
are made. You, can, therefore, ac
cept as tried and proven every as
sertion that is set forth regarding
"A feature of the almanac is the
important dates in Kansas history
that are set opposite the days of each
month; these dates are interspersed
with pungent health epigrams in a
way that fixes the attention on the
subject matter treated.
"The State Department of Health
will furnish one of these Almanac to
any citizen of Kansas upon request on
a postal card, and it is confidently
hoped that on every mantle in Kan
sas. By frequent consultation it may
prevent much sickness; and it cer
tainly will be helpful toward a
healthy and a happier life.
"Address: . Secretary, State Board
of health, Topeka, Kansas."
A DesMoines man had an attack
of muscular rheumatism in his should
er. . A friend advised him to go to
Hot Springs. That meant an expense
of $130.00 or more. He sought for a
quicker and cheaper way to cure it
and found it in Chamberlain's Lina
ment. Three days after the first
application of this linament he was
well. For sale by all dealers adv.
Happy New Year
Year by year ebbs away to turn in
And their good work done to us to be
But the last one hustle about and end
' to us in full blaze,'
With cattle, fodder, grain, . corn and
I wonder what the New Year is go
ing to do in his craze,
Perhaps burst the granaries and
purses to get praised.
All right we can go such a joke and
; be at that pleased.
To accumulate -wealth, money and
means to buy a choice.
But do not neglect the Originator of
all good to praise,
Who has been so liberal to us in the
' past with His grace.
And beg Him to continue in future
all these years,
But try to become worthy of His
gifts and favor please.
Uncle Heck is a pretty busy fellow,
but he is never so cramped for time
or space that he has to spell it
Who knows the whereabouts of the
old fashions boy who was always af
flicted with "goombiles"
If Mr. Journey should take Mr.
Haughabout with him, he would
travel in a circle probably or turn
around and come back.
They do say that Mr. Henn weighs
over'two hundred pounds which is an
indication that he is not a very good
sitter or else the old adage lies.
If you are not quite satisfied with
your Christmas gifts just remember
Togo's version of the old adage: Re
frain to observe a present, horse in
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.1 claim to be quite an' improve
ment on the common Bershire shoat
and yet I never attempt to eat a
pickled cling peach without feeling
an inclination to set my foot on it.
Kansas City Stock Yards, Decem
ber 24, 1912. A pre-Christmas run
of 3000 cattle to-day was taken at
strong to 10 higher prices, though
buyers quit early, and a few cattle
had to be held over. Added to the
gain of 15 to 25 cents yesterday, this
makes prices as good as two weeks
ago, but not quite back up to the
high point of this month. The ad
vance, however, sets forth the healthy
condition of the trade when not ham
pered by excessive supplies, and con
servative marketing after the first of
January, will doubtless result in firm
markets. December receipt! of cat
tle here will total 160,000 head, which
will be thirty percent more than
were received last . December, and
about a normal supply for the month
when compared with Decembers for
several years back. This is in line
with the heavy purchases of feeding
cattle this fall. As a rule these cat
tle have been marketed after a short
feed, nearly all of these bought pre
vious to October 15th, having already
been shipped out. That leaves mod
erate holdings in feed lots for the
next month or two. Some very good
steers bought $8.90 to-day and there
will probably not be not many sales
above nine dollars for. some time,
bulk of the native steers under $8.00.
Some low grade southern cattle form
the receipts in quarantine division
today, though good meal fed steers
weighing up to 1150 pounds sold here
yesterday at $7.25. Stock steers sell
up to $6.75 this week, and best feed
ers at $7.40. Hogs arrived to the
number of 8090 to-day, and the mar
ket showed some class, sales strong
to five cents higher than yesterday,
though the close was weak. 'Tops
brought $7.45, bulk $7.10 to $7.40.
There is not much conflict over pric
es, packers- being content to let
tilings , run ' along on a fresh
meat basis till receipts increase,
which is expected after the first of
the year. Weighs will be heavier
then also, and a strong effort will be
made to lower prices. Sheep and
lambs are also selling better this
week, prices 25 to 30 cents above the
close of last week, top lambs today at
$8.00, yearlings worth up to $7.00,
wethers $5.00, ewes . $4.50, feeding
lambs $6.50 to $7.00. This has been
the mildest. December in the middle
West since 1907, and - absolutely free
from snow, ideal in every way - for
feeding, hence fed stock is showing
good returns to feeders so far on all
kinds of stock.
"rr " J. A. Rickart,
- -"Market Correspondent.
Fine Christmas weather.
Balph Teague who has been work
ing at Bogue, is home for a visit.
Roy Bronson and .family drove to
Oakley Tuesday to spend Christmas.
A. S. Richards and son Karl made
a flying trip to Wa-Keeney Wednes
day. Miss Maggie Harrison went to
Ogallah Tuesday evening to spend
the holidays with home folks.
J. C. Kessler and family -and Miss
Nan Glenn went to Winona Monday
to spend Christmas with relatn-es.
' Robert Lorimer came in from
Idaho, the first of the week to spend
a couple of weeks with home folks.
A fine progranne was rendered at
the Congregational Church, Tuesday
evening to a large and attentive aud
ience. Mrs. E. S. Thomas arrived home
Sunday night from Kansas City,
where she has been visiting a couple
Mre0. B. Kessler left Monday for
Arapahae, Colo, to spend Christmas
with her husband, who is agent at
Happy New Year to all.
Don't forget to write it 1913.
' Wm. Cox was in St Peter. Tuesday
Richard Owens Jr. made a business
trip to Utica Saturday and Sunday. .
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kirk spent Sun
day with Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Sch wan
beck. .V . ., . . -
Frank Bordosky is helping his bro
ther John to plaster his house the
Some of the young folks around
here are taking in the skating rink
Pryce Owens came home from
Ontario to spend the Holidays
with home folks.
"She high school students around
here are now enjoying their two
weeks vacation by indulging in a coy
ote hunt chase.
F. Vanderwater after spending a
couple of months with his father
here departed for his home in Kan
sas City Saturday a week ago.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Kristof, Mrs. Geo.
Kristof, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Poffen
berger and family and Mrs. Richard
Owens jr. were Sunday visitors at
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Owen's.
Quite a contrast between today and
a year ago.
Several Ellis and Hays people are
in Florida for the winter.
A little moisture would be benefi
cial to the growing wheat.
John Derringer lost his cane on his
way toscnurch last Sunday.
- F. A. Furbeck of Ellis is one of the
jurymen at Hays City this term.
. W. T. Cox and family of Glencoe
are visiting in Hays City for a week.
It is reported - that Mart Teeters
will be home probably for New Years.
, Born To Mr. and Mrs. Will Nelson
of Riverside on December 21st, a girl.
Rev Truman the M. E. Minister of
Ellis is away on his Christmas holi
' Born To Mr. and Mrs. Will Oliver
of Ellis on Wednesday of last week a
Chas. Cross, and sister Lillian at
tended Church at Ogallah Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Hoi man of Ellis
left last night for California to spend
Johnny Herbert has let his hired
man go and is doing his chores him
self this winter. "
The Catholic Fair at Ellis netted
the church over 2000 dollars ' in con
tributions' and subscriptions this
. C. C. Cross, Mr. and Mrs. W. T.
Cox visited in Wa-Keeney for a cou
ple of hours on Wednesday of last
W. W. Be mis of near Hays City
threshed 3100' bushels - of kaOir corn
this year, this is quite a crop for one
farmer." " -.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Nelson of
Wild West Show farm are visiting
with Mrs. Nelson's parents and
friends east of Ellis. -
Milo Slaughter was taken to the
Hospital at Hays City last week and
was operated on for appendicitis and
the last report he was resting easy.
Wedding bells have certainly been
ringing this week.
Mr. Williams lias a nephew from
Thomas county visiting them.
Chas. Trap has disposed of his farm
and will move to Russell in the spring.
What a fine Xmas we had about
150 were present at the entertain
ment. Everybody here was very sorry to
hear of the death of our friend A. V.
H. W. Ashcraft and family went
east to spend Christmas with relativ
es in Dickerson, County
Blue Ribon District has 93 inhabit
ants and the-new school house is
crowded for seats and desks.
Mr. Hall from New Albany was
here this week and traded for the
Christie place on the Saline.
JI. B. and Fred Flyr enjoyed a
splendid turkey dinner at the pleas
ant home of Mr. and Mrs. W. W.
Parks on Christmas day.
What are you going to do in the
New Year? Well if you want to be
happy, then be kind and have happi
ness and sunshine: Try to make
this world a little better than it was,
even if you have to commence on
yourself, by cutting out some indiv
iduality it may hurt but its good.
Galloway Nelson Nuptials
It seems that there could scarcely
be a more appropriate time for the
union of hearts than at the holiday
season consequently Mr, Louis Galla
way and Miss Euphemia Nelson chose
this glad and joyous season to con
summate their vowsvso the event that
marks the most important mile stone
in their lives took place on Christ
mas Dayat the home of the bride's
parents, Mr.' and Mrs. Peter Nelson
who live south of Ogallah. Rev. Al
lison, pastor - of the Presbyterian
church of this citv. nerformed th
ceremony in the presence of relatives
aim a iew immeaiate Inends. Both
of these young people are well and
favorably know to most of our read
ers. The bride has for the past sev
eral years been employed in The Wa
Keeney State Bank and is an oblidging
and efficient clerk and during her
stay in our city has made many
friends. Mr. Galloway is a Trego
county young man and is one of the
coming big ranchmen and stockman
of this county. Lou has many warm
friends. His bright cheerful dispos
ition and obliging manner draws peo
ple to him and causes them to like
him and to trust him. Both Mr. and
Mrs. Galloway have many friends
who join the World in heartiest good
wishes and congratulation. They
will make their home on the Gallo
way ranch north of town.
G. Billings of Wa-Keeney, Kansas,
speaking about conditions out in the
west end of the state, said that the
whole country there about was loaded
down with cheap feed, but that cat
tle were very scarce. Corn can be
had at 40 cents a bushel, according
to Mr. Billings, yet very little full
feeding is being done Kansas City
Mules' for sale. W. F. Little
child, jr. 35 adv
The Kansas Horse Breeders Assoc
iation will hold its annual meeting at
the Kansas Agricultural College, at
Manhattan Kansas, on Thursday and
Friday, January 2-3, 1913. A program
has been provided which will be in
teresting and instructive to all horse
men. Many important subjects will
be brought up for dicussion at this
time, among which might be men
tioned the recent horse plague, the
future outlook for the horse breeding
industry, artificial breeding, needed
amendments to the present stallion
law, the stallion service-fee collection
law, aud many other importantant
matters. Kansas needs a good live
horse breeders association and .every
one interested in horses should at
tend this meeting. Every horse own
er or admirer in the state is eligible
to membership, and owners of pure
bred stallions or pute bred mares are
eligible to membership without dues.
All such should send their names to
the secretary at once. C. W. Camp-,
bell, Secy, of Kansas Horse Breeders
Assosclation, Manhattan, Kansas. -
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