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VOL. I. NO. 2.
COLBY, THOMAS COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1885.
1-50 PER YEAR.
Colby Union Sunday School meets every
Sunday at 10 a. m.
Preaching at 11 a. m.
Preaching at 8 p.m.
Services held 'in Mr. Bean's Hall. All are
invited. "Whosoever will may come.
E. A. CRODSE, Pastor.
GEO. W. GOODSOE.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Real Estate bought and sold. Money
loaned on chattel and real estate security.
Office oveii Post Office.
OclToy, - - 'Kansas.
W. a. PORTER,
Attorney at Law
fWAU land business proTnptly and accurate
ly done and satisfaction guar.mted.
II. E. WELD,
Attorney & Counselor
OPPOSITE THOMAS COUNTY 11 WK.
Wild and iraprood lands bought and
old. Insurance secured in the most reliable
companies. Taxes paid for non-residents.
Money to loan on chattel or real estate security.
Collections made and a general law business
transacted m all tho State and Federal Courts.
LESSENGER 8c JAGGAR.
Law, Loan and Land
All kinds of lrgal business transacted. Deed
ed and school lands lor sale. Money to loan in
sums to suit the borrower. Correspondence
Office opposite Commercial Hotel.
COLHV, THOMAS COUNTY, KANSAS.
Law, Loan and Land Office of
Willcoxon Sc Vaucleave.
' Do a 'general law business. Deeded and
achuol land for sale." Money to loan on cliat-t.-l
or real estate securit). Correspondence
Office, Cor. Franklin Av.andM St.
W. M. EDWARDS, M. D.,
Physician &' Surgeon,
Jtf. H. TOMIH.IN. V- V- SAGEK.
Ed. A. Ham. Cashier.
Thomas County Bank.
ToMBLiN & Sager, Props.
Does a general banking busi'ic-. loans
mono, writes liisunuicc, sells eastern ex
change. Collections promptly attended to.
RAWLINS COUNTY BANK.
K. A. HENDRICKS.
Negotiates loans on real estate in Thomas.
Rawlins and Cheyenne counties.
JT"Ea-y terms and quick returns.
R. T. HEMMING,
U. S. Land Locator,
F. S. SEE,
J. R. COLBY,
Notary :-: Public--
Alt business in this line promptly attended.
JOHN A. WALKER,
Livery & Feed Stable
Good rigs and plenty of
Stabling and Feed,
oox-b-st, - S-JLTS-S.
Grocery Store !
W. H. ARCHER,
cVA Mod selection of fresh groceries, also
.utkiniruiil Hrv aroodS.
aaxry some " - -
qxierbourne, " KAKSAS
W. W. Cox, Notary Public, Seward. Nebraska.
Frank Pikgree, Notary Public. Colby, Kan.
COX & PING-REE,
Real Estate! Insurance
We have choice farms and wild lands in Ne
braska, also pchool and deeded lands in Thom
as county. Kansas. Locating done in Thomas
and Sheridan counties promptly and accurately.
A. B. Jardine,
JARDINE & REED,
We have choice farms and
school lands for sale in
Thomas county, Kansas.
J. J. Sbaiib. T. B. Morton.
SEARS & MORTON,
Real instate Agents,
GILMOUIt I 0., CLKVKLAND,
St. John county, 17. P. K, II.. where all trains
stop. We are doing a general land business.
Locating in Thomas and St. John counties
made a specialty. All kinds of land business
S.J. OsnoRN-. Lke Monroe
OSRORN & MONROE,
Real Estate Ag'ts
Z. D. BENTON,
Bunker Hill Roller Mills!
Hkale & Feakins, Props.
Capacity 200 Barrels per Day.
One of the most complete roller mills
111 the State.
City Meat Market !
T. P. FEEIIAN.
Fresh and cured meats for sale at all
Attorney and Real Estate Ag't
Stoves, Stoves, Stoves,
I. H. BULLER'S,
COLBT, - ICASTS.
South of Town Well.'
THE THOMAS COUNTY
A. J. ALLEN,
On Fourth Street, Colby, Kans.,
You will find a good lot of
Standard Goods, consisting of
Dry Goods, Groceries ana no
tions. Give me a call.
A. J, ALLEN.
Township Plat of Thomas County.
Showing the division of the County into Townships. The
First Commissioner District is composed of Ranges 3 1
and 32, the Second, Ranges 33 and 34, and the Third,
Ranges 35 and 36.
ISPVoting places are marked
T 6, h 7.
One-half town 7, towns 8, 9
and 10, ranges 3o and 3a
THE THOMAS COUNTY CAT.
WORCESTER & CASEY, Editors.
The President's silence in regard to
the New York Democratic State ticket
is more eloauent than words.
Remember that the election for
Judge of the Fifteenth Judicial Dis
trict will be held on November 3d.
March 1st Thomas county had a
population of 1(50. Now she crowds
2,500, and the solid growth has just
A new paper, the Oakly Opinion,
has made its appearance. It is a neat
and newsy paper, and deserves a lib
Of the eleven Indiana school trus
tees involved in the huge bond swin
dle, not less than ten are in Canada.
Canada is filling up with a fragrant
The New York Tribune complains
that "Sanborn's Life of John Brown,"
on which the author has been engag
ed for twenty-five years, "shows marks
of undue haste."
Two railroads are headed toward
Colby, and before the "leaves begin
to turn" next fall she will be connects
ed by rail with the outside world.
The honor of being the largest pri
mary wheat market in the world is
now claimed by Minneapolis. By fig
ures for the year ending September
1st, she claims to have beaten Chica
go by 11,000,000 bushels.
General Logan's forthcoming book
bears the title, "The Great Conspira
cy, its Origin and History." It com
prises about 600 pages, and will be
published this month b- subscription.
It is possible that General Logan will
conclude to write a book of personal
reminiscences of the war.
Dr, Dunn, of Colby, Thomas coun
ty, was an assistant surgeon of the
31st Illinois, the regiment which John
A. Logan commanded at the outset of
the rebellion. " Pr, Dunn was in the
newspaper business at Colby for
awhile, but thought better and turned
real estate agent Wa-Keeney World.
A few years ago cotton seeds were
thrown away as worthless. They are
now worth from $10 to $12 per ton.
In half of this year $1,828, 771 worth
of cotton seed oil has been exported
to Europe. Yankee machinery has
done, and the inventor, a Cincinnati
man, who. was poor, had to beg long
and hard before inducing capitalists
to favor his scheme. He finally clos
ed out his inventions for ft mere song,
7, towns R. 0
One-half town 7, towns 8, 9
ranges 33 and 34
ana iu, ranges 31 and3Z.
A dark cloud, having the exact
form of a huge coflln, was a curiosity
for sky gazers last Sunday night about
10:40. Sterling Gazette.
The rapidity with which Kansas is
settling up is evidenced by the report
that the Santa Fe road has disposed of
all its lands, not having an acre of the
many millions it had a few short years
Eight thousand men are engaged
on the thirty-one mile tunnel stretch
ing from Croten Lake to the reservoir
in Central Park, New York, and which
when finished, will be the longest tun
nel in the world. It will have cost by
that time an'where between $33,000,
000 and $60,000,000.
John S. Wise, of Virginia, knock
ed down John Ambler Smith, an ex
member of Congress, on the cars be
tween Richmond and Alexandria.
Smith took his licking patiently, but
got even by getting a lot of roughs to
break up Wise's meeting at Alexan
dria. Notice of Election.
To the voters of Thomas count', Kan
sas: WHEREAS, on the 8th day of Octobor
A.D. 1685, Hon. John A.Martin, Governor of
the State of Kansas, did, by authority of law
in him vested, appoint and commission B. F.
Heaston, W. H. Kiugery, and E. A. Crouse as
County Commissioners and Samuel Steward
son as County Clerk of said county of Thom
as, and did designate and declare the Town
of Colby as the temporary County Scat of
said county. State of Kansas. .
THEREFORE, be it known, that on tho 17tb
day of November, A. D. 1685, between the
hours of 9 o'clock A. m. and 6 o'clock p. m., at
the toting precincts designated below,
county of Thomas, State of Kansas, a special
election will be held for the purpose of voting
for tho permanent location of tho county seat
of said county, and for county and township
Tho following 18 a list of the same:
One County Commissioner, 1st District,
One County Commissioner, 2d District.
One County Commissioner, 3d District.
Treasurer for tho short term.
Treasurer for tho long term.
Clerk of District Court,
Register of Deeds,
County Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion, County Surveyor,
Ono Township Trustee,
One Township Clerk,
One Township Treasurer,
Two Justices of the Peace,
All those voting for the permanent loca
tion of the county seat of said county of
Thomas, State of Kansas, shaU have written
or printed on their ballots the words: "For
tho County Seat," followed by the name of
the place voted for.
The voting places are as f ouows :
Wendell Township At the residence of Mr.
Bummers, on section 24, town 6, range 33.
Bandall township At the residence of Ira
Jennings on section 8, town 9, range 31.
BoyohJ township At the Otterbourne post
Morgan township At Colby, In J. B. Mc
G onlgal'a office.
Barret township At the Quickville peat
oSlce. Bale township At Eden store, residence of
In testimony whereof we have hereunto set
ear bandsthis 10th day of October, A. D. 1885.
K. A. Crocse,
W. H. Kiwoebt,
rest: County Commissioners.
Saxuk SnrwABDSOjr, County Clerk.
T.W.ALLEN & SONS
COLBY, THOMAS co., KANSAS.
C. E. CORPORAN,
One of the firm of J. W. ALLEN & SONS, has opened in the Senter Build
ing a large stock of
Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots, Shoes,
AND A FULL LINE OF
Including all kinds of LAMPS.
EWe handle dry goods of
caps, a large, fine and complete
going to-stay with you. Call
been in the west.
Stoves and Tinware.
Carpenter Tools, Builders' Supplies, Camping Outfits.
HARNESS, SADDLES "& WHIPS,
From Fine Single Harness to Heavy Draft. Repairing
Neatly and promptly done
TIN SHOP ICNT
Call and See Me Second Door Union Block.
every description, hats and
stock of clothing. We are
and see us. We have always
W. ALLEN & SONS.
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