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Prints All Official County News W A TTTHTr'TSrT7rV" fC A MC TITT V IT 101C V 37th Year Number 20 WES we SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES How much safer you would feel if you- knew that all tbse deeds, insurance papers, abstracts and other valuable articles that are put away in the old trunk or in the bureau drawer; were safe in a metal box in a Are proof vault and no one but yourself had access to it? We have had such a demand for our safety deposit boxes that we are increasing the number and will have the new ones installed soon. Come in and make arrangements for one before they are gone. Only $1.00 a year and you get that much in the personal satisfaction of knowing that your papers are safe. The Wa-Keeney State Bank Wa-Keeney, Kansas. A FARMER, A BUSINESS MAN Must have a watch. Without one it might cost him many times the price of a watch in one day. My watches from one dollar and up, with my personal guarantee as w.ell as that of the manufactures' are at very low prices. Come and Examine The engagement and set rings I just received: They are of very fine quality, the latest designs, at popular prices. WATCH REPAIRING A SPECIALTY J - MARKET REPORT . . r- - - -.---- """'. Kansas City Stock Yards, July 13, 1915, Steady to 10 higher prices were paid for cattle ia the native division today, while quarantine cattle sold steady to weak. -Receipts rere 8500 head, of which 1600 were from quar antine territory. A new high price for the year, $10.10 was paid for two Jots, one drove from Clinton County, Missouri, from the same pasture that contributed $10 steers yesterday, and the other lot from Falls City, Nebr. These Nebraska cattle weighed 1530 lbs. Shorthorns, not extra fat, but wonderfully made. Fatter cattle were selling around $8.90 a month ago. These cattle cost $7.85 on this market 85 days ago, and gained 3 lbs. per day while in the dry "lot. The same shipper had a drove of 1115 lb .steers at $9.85. which cost $7.25 here at the same time the big ones were .bought, and these gained almost as much weight while on feed. -Greenwood County, Kansas, wintered steers and grazed on "blue stem" since May 1st, sold at $9.60, from same lot that furnished steers at $9.50 yesterday. Several long dis tance shipments of hay fed cattle are to-day, including 17 cars from North Yakima, Washington, 12 cars from Baker City, Oregon and 10 cars from lone, California, which sold at $8.25 to $8.90. two loads of bulls included at $6.35. In the quarantine " division North Texas fed steers sold at $8.25 to $3.75, 12 cars South Texas grassers, 895 lbs at $6.90, 10 cars middle Texas - - nT. 1 l 47 1 " - -r- fa.A Oklahoma steers, 1090 lbs, at $7.75, and light weight Oklahoma grassers down to $6.50. Stocker and feeder trade is suffering from short supplies, a few good stockers and feeders up to $8.50 this week, bulk of stock steers at $7.00 to $7.65, prices considered about steady although high qualitied .stuff would sell strong. - Hog receipts were ' only 6000 head, Jess than one half a normal Tuesday run, the big drop ia the supply be yiag a silent protest from shippers a . gainst the way packers are fighting .the market. Order buyers bought hogs at strong prices, paying $7.45, . but packers bid 5 lower, and their top was $7.35. bulk of sales $7.00 to - $7.40. Heavy packing bogs sell a round $7.10, and top prices are paid only for hogs capable 'of making a . quick turn in the fresh pork trade. Lambs suffered another severe cut today, best selling at $8.75. On the - other band, sheep sold strong, native .ewes bringing $6.50, wethers . $6.75, ' yearlings $7.25. Mutton men state . they find it necessary to close up the , gap heretofore existing between iambs and sheep, hence the readjust , meut of values this week. Receipts were 4500 today. Practically no feed . ing stock is coming this week, but bring around $7.50. . . . J. A. JRickart. V Market Correspondent' Wa-Keeney, Kanu . THE GOSPEL OF CHEER Learn to laugh a good .laugh is better than medicine.' v Learn to keep your-' troubles to yourself the world is no Interested ia thatR."- -- Learn to stop croaking if you can't see any good in the worl.d keep the bad to yourself. Learn to hide your pains and aches under pleasant smiles no one cares whether you have headache, earache, or rheumatism. Don't cry tears do well enough in novels but they are out of place iu real life. Don't spend your time in regula ting the conduct of others live as you think others should live, and you'll be pretty nearly perfect. Learn to live your life and let others live theirs this would be a dull worTJt-for you if everyone lived as you wanted him. Don't bother others when they w.ish to work because you ae a loafer don't try to force others to become so. If you see others doing what you think is sinful, don't condemn them you may be wrong yourself. If you want to reform others try to educate them when jou resort to the law. the chances are you'll make law-breakers of them. Lose no chance or giving pleasure remember there is trouble enough to come from others. HAYS NORN AL CATALOGUE The young people of this part o! Kansas who wish to get a college education or to prepare themselves to be teachers, can obtain a catalogue of the Fort Hays Normal School, by addressing President W. A. Lewis, - Hays, Kans. This is the only state college in this half of Kansas. The - courses lead to the one year state, and the three year state, and the life diploma certificates to teach and also to the college degree. . The Normal maintains a dining hall where board is furnished at cost at the rate of $2.75 per week. Presi dent Lewis will be glad to answer any . letters concerning the courses, the work and the opportunities to work the way through, etc. nn n n ON M. EVEEY Two Shows , - - (EiPEBJ - Dicta grams One bird in tbe brace in tbe bag. bunch is worth a Tbe one lone light oo tne tower looks mighty unanimous. o You can fence against the dogs and chickens but the vagabond cats climb over. The more haste the less speed. Old Dobbin feeds farthest at the close of the day. The smaller your bank account the more often you have to draw on it. Ever notice it? o And now the cook says that pickled pork beats bacon for cooking string beans. That's what a man gets for "buttinin" on a woman's job. o Poor Adam! Not having any clothes, you see, only made his troub les bigger; for no protection thus had he, against the giilling chigger. o A man writes to a daily paper and asks "why is it people will barter their -souls for a mess of potash?" Perhaps it is because they are get ting ready to make soap. A printed story says a man was helped off trie car "by the irate foot of the conductor." It makes one shudder to think what might have happened if the conductor had al lowed himself to get mad all over. Reading an ad of Panama hats re duced from $7 to $5 reminds us of ah old story but we shall have to wait for a further reduction, nevertheless.. O yes, tbe-story? Fifty dollar-saddle for a ten dollar brook. ' n If warfare and bloodshed irk Eur ope is responsible for our extremely wet season, perhaps it means that na ture is ashamed of the ' crime of crvtlizatlou and is trying to wash a way the evidence and the raia must fall on all alike. Ye scribe received a phone call by Mrs. X. the other day, asking if we didn't keep bees at .Warnoak, or at least didn't we have a bee hive in the back yard. It developed that, she had seen the instrument shelter in which we keep Uncle "Sam's thermometers and mistook it for a hive. The lady is entirely excusable and she is not tbe first to make a similar mistake. That shelter has been mistaken for a great variety of cages bees, birds and animals almost enough to start a menagerie. Advantages and disadvantages come together, and although rainy sum mers do not help to pay off the wa ter works bond, such weather makes small bills' for water service patrons. At Warnoak, during the months of April, May and June, we used only 7,000 of the 10,000 gallons paid lor. During the same period in 1911, 1912, 1913 and 1914, our average consump tion was 34,000 gallons. Very few people have bad either the need or the time to water their lawns, owing to frequent copious showers. How ever, the waiting harvest hands came in pretty handy between blessings and nelped a great deal in keeping the extra growth within bounds. o . Our bee hive inquiry was brought about by the fact that a colony of insects have taken possession of a neighbor's coalshed and theownercon ceived the idea of hiving them. Honey bees are rather rare birds in this part of Kansas and so ye scribe had some doubt as to. the classifica tion of the said insects and walked down to take a look at them at a safe distance. They looked like honey bees, all right, but he didn't give 'em a" chance to proe it. They were crawling over, around and under tbe door sill and jam. Some of them were aviating around overhead and 0)0 SATOKBAY MIGHT 10 and 15 Cents others appeared to be getting ready for trench warfare. Where they came from oc just how long they have been in possession nobody knows.' The scribe went home and told tbe Missus bxut it,- but she is dubious, having reasons of her own for discrediting his qualifications as an apiarist. t ; Here is what may prove to be the last chapter in the story of the Warn oak brown thrasher: Next day after the hail storm drove them from their nest they began building a new one and in less than a week it was com pleted and contained eggs which batched about two weeks later. Then the old birds "got busy", indeed, coming and going between garden and nest.. One after the other, all day long, they carried bugs, worms and insects to those young birds. But the young birds were scarcely out of the shell before a brindled assort ment of cats began to appear on the scene. For two days we drove the cats away but on the third morning the nest was empty. The old birds hung around for a day or two and then disappeared. Perhaps they got the idea that the place is haunted by a fatal hoodoo, or they may have been looking for a more civilized neighborhood. How Would It Do i To liven up. - - To push things. To boom your town. -To ad vertisejour business. To subscribe for this paper.- To help your fallen brother to rise. To speak kindly of all, evil of none. To wear a smile instead of a frown. .To trade at home this coming year. -To take advice as freely as' you give it To get good yourself and do good toothers.- - : - .-' .'. :'- .7 To stand by your town, and all its interests,' ,.-'.'' ' . . . - To give every loyal enterprise your help and encouragement. ' To speak your appreciative . words wMie your friends can. hear them. v v - To- whoop your business to the front and" help your competitors to keep up. - To send this paper to your friends that you wish to kindly remember. To work for the upbuilding of the schools so your poor neighbors child ren may have "opportunity to get a good education.' '"'-. To show your interest for your town by speaking well of it, standing by it and living for it Swiped. Again comes that oid "hunt'.' the county printing. Of all the trickery, chickanery and dishonest practices imposed on the tax payer, the juggling with the county printing is the most flagrant and ought to be made a crime. The state and county officers take the maximum allowed by law, the city officers do even' worse, the county commissioners take the full legal rate, but when it comes to the legal county printing, there are secret conferences, sly glances, and much talk about economy. Thers is no economy in dishonesty and it is just as dishonest to rob a newspaper man as it is a bank and in our opinion more so. I have known the squeezers and tight wads to croud the price down to twenty-live per cent of the legal rate. Either that amount al lowed by law is high' binding the peo ple and this discounting is "covering" for a holdup, or else that legal rate is honest and the discounting the rate is robbing the printer. If the legal rate is honest it ought to be paid without quibble, if it is dishonest it ought to be repealed and made honest by those cringing, fearful, timid legis lators Sabetha Item in Seneca Tri bune. Epwerth League Note The title of the Epworth League lesson for July 18, is '-The Perils of the Heat." This will be an interesting lesson. Everybody come. Leader: Eva Gordon. 8:30 TE-3EA MARGARET SVVIGGETT , , . Bonded Abstracter . - Insurance . Farm Loans Wa-Keeney, Kansas (Register of Deeds of Trego County Eight Consecutive Years) Annual Report ml Trego County High School for Year Ending June 30, 1915 RECEIPTS Balance in hands of treasurer July 1st, 1914 ....$ 53 85 Amount received from taxes. 4651 00 Amount received from all other sources.-. . . . 525 00 Total amount received during year for school purposes... 5729 85 EXPENDITURES Amount paid during year for teachers wages and princi pal $4650 00 Amount paid for rents, . re pairs, fuel and other inci dentials .' 1652 15 Amount paid for library and school apparatus. . . 43 39 Amount paid for all other purposes : 30 18 Total expense during year for school" purposes. 6380 72 Amount of unpaid warrants. 650 87 Total receipts and expendi tures balance 5729 85 ' We as a committee of the board of directors have examined books and vouchers and find same correct. . W. A. Tawnby ,.ThOMAS O'TtWLB Frank Eaton Wa-Keeney, Kansas, Jufy 9, 1915. -ri. ' Weather Rper. . c-- Maximumand- minimum., tempera ture according:, to the government thermometer at Wa-Keeney .for; th week ending Wednesday noon. Max. Min. Thursday. 83....... Friday .7. 83.;. Saturday 87. ..... . Sunday 94........ Monday 88 Tuesday 99 Wednesday , 88 Last Sunday was the warmest . 67 . 61 . 65 . 65 . 69 . 67 . 66 day of the summer, to date. The sudden rise in temperature, humidity and lack of the usual breeze, made the day seem much warmer than it really was, and the night was unusually sultry. We have had about three inches rainfall since last report, the lata harvest being further delayed by frequent showers. Conservative estimates have it that the farmers of Kansas patronize the mail order houses to the extent of $4,000,000 a year. But then the mail order houses are particular to place before the Kansas farmers the things they have to sell with adequate de scriptions and pictures of them and also the prices at which they are sold. And this is something that too many of the Kansas merchants fail to do. Nor must it be forgotten that the mail order houses would prefer to use the columns of newspapers for advertising, instead of catalogues, if the newspapers permitted them todof so. .But the average Kansas newspa per is so loyal to the interests of its community and business men that it acceptsvery little, if any, advertising from mail order concerns Topeka State Journal. FOR SALE A dandy good 160-acre larm, lays almost level, and the best of farm land, part in cultivation, also a good well, plenty water. One-fourth of the crop goes with the farm If sold right away, close to church, good road to Ogallah, only 8 miles out. Will sell very cheap on easy terms. Call on or address R.. H. Burns, Wa-Keeney, Kans Adv 19 tf. and 9:30 O'clock OTIS L. BENTON Otis ti. Benton, president of the Oberlin National Bank of Oberlin, Kansas, is being strongly urged to make the race for Congress from the sixth district on the Republican tick et. This Qistrict is primarily Repub lican. Hehas endeared himself to the peo ple of the sixth district because of the large measure of service he is con stantly rendering them. As an in stance of this he distributed . 10,000 bushels of a new variety of seed wheat to the farmers of this section in 1910. In 19U, he gave to them 8,000 bushels. In order to improve the grade of live stock in Northwest ern Kansas, Mr. Benton has repeated ly donated valuable prizes. He has thus been the means of stimulating in a marked degree the breed of live stock in the sixth district, of which he is one of the leading producers. - While he has never been a candi date for office, he was appointed by President Taft two years ago super visor of Indian funds. lie lost no time after receiving this appoint ment in demonstrating ia a large way his usefulness to the govern ment by securing interest on its In dian funds which represents the tidy sum of, $100 for every business day in the year, and when it is taken into . consideration that this substantial -accumulation will go on for years and. gradually increase as these Indian, funds are yearly increasing, out can readily ' understand the magnitude and benefit wrrfughtf-by Mr.' Benton for the government and for the In-, dians the wards of our nation. Tbe , government is now realizing $2,500 & month from this new source of revenue. Otis L. Benton is as big of heart as he is large of stature, wnicb is saying a good deal, as he is a giant physical ly. That he occupies the premier po sition among the successful men of Northwestern Kansas may be in ferred when it is known that besides organizing the Oberlin National Bank in 1891, he has founded banks at Nor catur, Kansas, Cedar Bluffs, Kansas, and Dresden, Kansas He organized the Benton and Hopkins Investment Company, with a capital stock of $290,000. He caused the consolida tion of five telephone companies, and the new company is known as tbe Consolidated Telephone Company, with general offices at Oberlin, Kas., and with a paid up capital of $150,000, thereby giving its patrons better ser vice at greatly reduced rates. - Mr. Benton has accumulated acom fortable fortune and won the afflu ence it brings, yet he has not hoar ded his dollars or overlooked any op portunity to assist in the welfare,, happiness and prosperity of the peo ple of Kansas Southwestern Banker. Taft Best Loser on Record General Harrison returned to the bar and prospered. He was so inde pendant after his term in the White House that he once rebuked an at torney in opposition for referring to in a case on trial. Cleveland found congenial work at Princeton after the "fitful fever of politics was over. Mr. Roosevelt in private life is taking care of himself in strenuoqa style. He gets his own price for tbe product of bis pen, and keeps that reasonably.. And surely Mr. Taft is asking no odds of anybody. He is hoeing his own row, not only profit ably,' nob with ease and as if he likes tbe employment. Of all our pubiic men Mr. Taft is absolutely the best loser on a large scale to date. He has never cooplain ed once about the country's verdict of 1912. He accepted it promptly in the best of spirit, and has not chang ed his humor. He discusses it with out levity or solemnity, and with evi dence that he has examined it from all sides. He is welcome everywhere in all companies. As a law teacher be is performing a great service to the entire country. For in his class es everywhere he lectures are prom ising young men soon to take their, place as moulders and leaders of opin ion, and be is helping to mold then- Washington Star.