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THE THOMAS COUNTY CAT.
WORCESTER A CASEY", Editors.
Call for Mass Convention.
Theetfzcns of ThoinaH County are request
is! to meet in Colby, at 1 p. m. sharp, Saturday,
October 21th, to noininnto candidates for the
various county office, to be filled at the spe
cial election on the 17th day of No etnber next.
blO.NED nv 01 Votkrs.
William Mitchell in a candidate for tho office
or clerk of the district court subject to tho
1'li-a-e announce the mime of Thomas Heed
n a candidate for rcpiefccntathc
We nr- authouml to announce the name of
y. Donolan as a candidate for the offlco oi
S. C. Paell ! a candidate for sheriff of
Thomas county, itubjoct to tho decision of the
We are authoriz6d to announce th name of
W. H. Kingery as a candidate for tho otttc of
Hhtriff, subji ct to the decision of tho prima
cies Mi-s Mary A. Hay, of Otterbourne. I a can
didate lor county superintendent of public
mt-tructlon befoie tho con rntian.
We are authorized to announce tin- naino
nr K. J. I'aine a a candidate for tho olhco of
clerk oi tho district court.
At tho anient solicitation of many citizens
niv name ma be used in connection with the
oliiLC of countj treasurer.
X. D. 1$bv.
We ure authorized to announco tho name of
Jmm s Auld aa a candidatu for r gitter of
1 eK subject to the action ot the convention.
Ki. Cat Pluawj announco the nauio of W.
. WiMlter as a candidate for tho offlco of
uperinlendentuf public Instruction.
We an .uitlioned to announco tho nameot
W. Withain as a cuididato for timiiiiinsmiier
of tho rn Distnct.
Mn. j:d. i'ltoTiii uion:
Tho undersigned, oteis ofThomaf -oiintv,
ruspectlulh pditioti jou to announco jour
name lor Sheuir
Sl'lNFI iiy Hi Vwtkiis.
To Tiif Voters or Tiioma Coi'ntt:
We would joquost that W. H. Coi'fci.M
! a candidate tor Itepie-ent itiveto represent
ilio growing jommouwialth of Thomas in tho
LKislatureor the State.
We ure authorized to announco the name ol
tit'i. Fte uuison, .is a uuid'date in the pri
mar.cii for the oliice of cmuty clerk.
Please announce in tho column of your pa
pi r tlie nameot X J. Aimms as a candidate
. lor tlm nomination for the oliice ot cpuuty
ilirk of Tnoiiut- county, at the outuiug Oc
tober pnmai y elei tlon.
Wu are authoiicd to auuouuco the name of
W. H. Archkk ah a candidate for 1'iobate
Judge of Thomt1 county, subject to the doci
Mun of tho primuiy election.
I ant a candidate for the office of Probate
Judge subject to the decision of the primaries.
J. It. Colui.
Vie iso nun'tuuci, my namo for tho oihco ol
Sheriff, subject to tno docisiou ot tho October
A. P. JlRMMS.
I am a c amlidato for tho olhte of Iteginter
of Deeds ot Thomas county.
D. A. L. Thompson.
We aro authorized to announco tho name of
W. ;. J'ortku a a candidate for county at
torney oi inomaicouin,suoject to tUodeci
eiou of tho primaries.
Election November 17th.
The commissioners have called a
special election to be held No ember
Ji. T. llemming'b name is favorably
inoutioued as a candidate for commis
sioner of the Ud district
I. J. Paine is a candidate for clerk
ot the district court E. J. is fully
qualified for the office, a good pen
man, careful, and, if elected, we are
sure vv 111 give perfect satisfaction.
William Mitchell is a candidate for
clerk of the district court. We are
not personally acquainted with Mr.
Mitchell, but he has many friends
" ho vouch for his ability.
Mr. Wr. Witham is a candidate for
county commissioner of the 1st dis
trict Mr. W. is a good business man,
careful, with the necessary amount of
cuergy to push the county business
There seems to be an inclination on
the part of the electors to 11111 Frank
l'ingree for commissioner of the sec
imd district. l'iank will make a good
commissioner, and we hope that he
will allow his name to be used.
Miss Mary A. Hay, of Otterbourne,
is a candidate for county superinten
dent of schools. Miss Hay has been
acting as deputy superintendent of
the county for several years, and is
qualified for the position to which she
S. C Passell is a candidate for sher-
ili. 11a is an old settler iu Thomas
county, haiug lived here for over
four 3 ears, and is a young man of
gooil habits. He has been constable
of Thomas township for some time,
and is backed for the office by some
of the best men in the county.
Thos. Heed is announced as a can
didate for representative. Mr. Beed
has the necessary ability to fill the of
fice, is an old settler of Thomas coun
ty, and his oldest acquaintances are
his warmest supporters, which speaks
well for him. Should he be nominat
o 1 and elected, we are confident he
Tjll honor the county.
"W. H. Kiugery is announcedui
candidate for sheriff, subject veHhc
decision of the primaries. Mr.'K. is
at present county commissioner, re
commended to and appointed by the
Governor, and has many warm friends
who will work hard for his nomina
tion and election. There is no doubt
of Mr. K.'s qualifications for the of
fice. The name of W. W. Walker .is urg
ed for county superintendent. Mr. W.
has been in the school room several
years, has been principal of several
graded schools, and is well versed in
fhe duties that devolve upon a coun
ty superintendent, lie i- trustworthy
and has main friends who urge his
Tho name of James Auld
appears in this issue as a candidate
for register of deeds. James is first
class in the use of the pen, a gentle
tleman of ood judgment, and has
few, if anv enemies among the citi-
zensof theewmty. James will make
a strong race, ami we can heartily
support him .should he be the nomi
nee of the coineulion.
Had the county election been held!
on the d:i of the general election, it
would have been necessary to elect a
short term as well as a long term
treasurer, but as the election occurs
on the 17th, after the general election,
there is but one treasurer to elect.
All the officers elected on that day
serve only until after the next gener
al election, which will be in November,
1 SS0. A full set of county officers
sire then elected, if we mistake not.
M. Donelan is a candidate for coun
ty treasuier. Mr. Donelan was the
first man to establish business in Col
by, and we believe s-oltl the first bill of
goods on the Colby town site. He is
an excellent business man and makes
a success of eveiy thing he undertakes.
That the books of the county treasur
er would be in '-apple pie" order un
der his management, no oae can
doubt, and besides he is a perfectly
reliable gentleman to attend to the
Editors Cat : Someone is trying
to create the impression that N. D.
Beau, iho has been mentioned in your
paper as a candidate for treasurer, has
not been here the requisite time to
qualify him for citizenship. This is
a mistake. Mr. Bean came hero the
first week in May, secured a lot with
A. J. Senter, and commenced digging
a cellar with a view of erecting a
building. He returned to Nebraska,
closed up his business there, and is
here permanently as one of our sub
stantial citizens. Let's fight the bat
tle out on square issues without any
W. O. Porter's census enumeration
of Thomas county, as a preliminary
to organizing, dovelopcs 191G souls.
It occurs to us that the fellows who
favor organization might succeed now
in nearly all the unorganized counties
by enumerating the s-o-u-l-s, and then
changing the orthography of the
word to s-o-l-e-s. The population
could thus be doubled ou the spelling
of the word. If at the state house
the word soles should be noticed, the
officials would just conclude that the
census enumerator was not a gilt-edged
speller. WaKceuey World.
Is that the way that you arc going
to count your friends for Auditor
next fall, Brother Tilton?
Mn. Editor: As my name has
been mentioned for representative, I
will sav, if nominated and elected, I
will work for the best interests of the
growing commonwealth of Thomas.
While I hail with pleasure the advent
of railroads in our county, I am un
compromisingly opposed to voting
bonds to aid such enterprises. I am
also in favor of a better regulation by
the State of railroad corporations.
Will work for the attachment of Sher
man county to Thomas for judicial
purposes, also for tho formation of a
new judicial district in the west, with
two terms of court in Thomas count'
each year. I am in favor of placing
on the tax roll the 157,000 acres of
railroad lands in the count'.
Town ten is a part of Thomas
count- now, and should so remain.
Any attempt to take it from the
county, will be bitterly opposed by me.
Thanking my friends for the inter
est they have taken to announce me
as a candidate, I will cheerfully sub
mit to the will of the people.
W. H. CoPKLAsn.
The President's silence iu regard to
the New York Democratic Bute ticket
is more eloquent than worde,
From all the evidence that can be
gleaned from different sources it seems
to be a well settled fact that the B. &
M. managers will build that popular
road into Thomas county next year.
The objective point of the Oberlin ex
tention is Pueblo, Colorado, and by
glancing at the map it can be seen
that Thomas county and Colby lay in
the line of that route. The B. & M.
people are also aware that Thomas
county is one of the finest counties in
western Kansas, and that it has made
a very rapid growth this season. Last
January 1G1 people were in this coun
ty, now there aro 2300. The 5th day
of 3Iay the foundation of the first
house was laid in Colby, now it has 75
substantial frame houses, some of
which would be a credit to cities of
greater pretensions, a population of
near 400 people. It is the county
seat of Thomas county and its people
have means and enterprise to make it
a substantial and lively town. The
wa,aua j" " -
"-- "- j .. ""i s
having broken mound to the amount
of 10,000 acres nearly, and have rais
ed 00,000 bushels of sod corn besides
sorghum, millet, old ground corn,
wheat, plenty of garden truck and
many ricks of prairie hay. Forty
three thousand acres of school land
has been disposed of and will be plac
ed on the tax roll next March, to which
can be added 10,000 acres of deeded
land. The K. P. Railway company
hits 1 57,000 acres of land in the south
ern portion of the county which will be
thrown upon the market uext Febru
ary, 1S8G. Thomas county has 4,000
quarter sections of land. Eight hun
dred of these aie timber claims, one
thousand quaiter sections are railroad
land1!, about one thousand occupied by
householders and the rest still unoccu
pied. The late census ordeied taken
by the state makes a remarkable show
ing for Thomas county in the last six
months, as ci'i be .seen above. $100,
000 is a fair estimate of the personal
piopertv in the county, to this add the
real estate 00,000 acres as above, and
we have something that begins to at
tract the attention of railroad com
panies. The people of Thomas coun
ty are anxious to sec the a. & M. iron
horse make its way across her beauti
ful nrairies. and if we can read the
signs aright, they will be gratified in
less than a year with this pleasant sight.
Colby, Kansas October 10th, 1SS5.
The Board of County Conmiinioiiors of
Thomas county, Kansas, appointed by lion.
John A. Martin, Oovornor or the State of
KanstiK, met In session In tbo offlco of Wil-
coxon& Vancleavo, in Colby, Thomas county,
Kansab.ou Saturdaj October 10th, lbKi, for
the purposo of dividing tho county into sul
table and convenient township, and appoint
imrthetimo for holding tno tirst olection of
township and county officers. Hoard prcsont.
E. A. Crouso and W. Pf. Kingery, also Samuel
Stowartson, eount clerk; absent, B. P. Heab-
tan. On motion E. A. Crouse was elected
chairman. Tho meeting was thi n called to
order by tho chairman. A motion woa then
made that the county bo divided into throe
commlssionerdistrict.s, a follows;
Tho Flist Commissioner District to ombraco
towns hi, se on, eijjht, nine and ton south of
ranges thirty-one and thirty-two west.
The Second Commissioner District to em
brace all of towns six, tvon, eifrht, nino and
ten south, of range- thirty-threo and thirt
The Third Commissioner District to em
brace all of tou-MX, seven, eight, nine and
Unouth of ranges thirtj-no and thirty-oix
Motion c irrled.
Motion w.is made and seconded that tho
county be divided into six townships. Car
ried. On motion tho townships were named as
follows: Wondell, Randall, Hovohl, Morgan.
Barrt and Hale.
On motion the townships were established
Tho township of Wendell is bounded as fol
lows: Commencing at tho northeast corner of
Thomas county, thence nino miles south ou
county lino to dividing lino between sections
thirteen and twenty-four, towu soven, range
thirt-one, thence west tweive ruilos on aoc
tion lino to di iding line botw eou ranges thirty-two
and thirty-throe, thonco north nine
miles to north line of county, thoueo east
twelve mllos on county lino to place of begin
ning, embraciug ail of town six and north
half of town seven south of ranges thirty
one and thirty two west.
The township of Uandall is bounded as fol
Commoticing at tho northeast corner of sec
Uon twenty-four, thonco south tweuty-ono
miles to south line of county, thonco west
twelve miles on county line to dividing line
between ranges thirty-two and thirty-three,
thence north twenty-ono miles on rang line
to dividing line between sections eightoon and
nineteen, town seven, range tb,irty-two,
thence last on section line to place of begin
ning, embracing tho equtb, half of town
seven, and all of towns eight, nino and ten
south of ranges thirty-ono and thirty-two
The town of Kovohl is hounded, as follows:
Commencing at the northeast corner of sec
tion one, town six, range thirty-three, thence
south nine miles on r&ngo Una to dividing
line between sections, thirteen and twenty
four, town seven, range thirty-three, thence
west on section line to dividing line between
ranges thirty-four and thirty-five, thence
north nine miles on ranxu line to north line
of county, thence east twelve miles on coun
ty lino to place of beginning, embracing ml) of
town six, and north half ttt town seven south
of ranges fbirty-thite and thirty-four weet.
Land For The Landless !
H'omes for the Homeless !
I have for sale some very desirable tracts of
land in the 'now well known
beautiful county of
$4.50 to $6.00 Per Acre.
Terms to suit the buyer, and at low
rate of interest. The spring rush
is going to be immense, and land
must raise in value, so
Now is the Time to Invest.
If you can't come, write me for de
scription of lands and prices.
W. H. COPELAND.
The tow ushlp of Morgan is bounded as fol
lows: Commencing at the northeast corner of
soction twouty-four, town seven, range thirty-three,
thonco south twenty-one miles on
rauge line to south lino of county, theuco
west twelve miles ou south line of county to
dividing lino between ranges thirty-four and
thirty-live, thenco nortu twouty-uno miles ou
range line to dividing line between sections
eightoon and nineteen, town seven, range
thirty-four, theuco east twelve mil ts on sec
tion line to place of beginning, embracing
south half of town 7, and all ot towns 8, 9 and
10 south of ranges 33 and 31 w est.
The tow uohlp of Uarrutt is bounded ab fol
Commencing at tho northeast cornor of
section 1, town 6, raugu J5, thence south V
miles ou range line to dividing line between
sections 1'J and 21, towu 7. range 38, thence
west xi uiilus on suction line to west line oi
county, thence north U miles on county line
to north lino of county, thence east twelve
miles on county line to plate of beguiling,
euil'iacliur all of towu 6, aud north half ot
town 7, south of ranges Jo and J6 west.
The township ol ilalois bounded as follows
Commencing at tho northeast corner of
section 24, town 7, range Jo, thence south XI
miles on range lino to south lino of county,
tbcuce west U miles on couuty line to west
lino of county, theuco north 21 miles on coun
ty lino to dividing Hue between sections 18
aud ltf, town 7, south of range SO west, thence
east 12 .miles ou section line to plate of be
ginning, embracing south half of towu 7, all
ol towns 8, V, and lu south of ranges 36 and
3d w est.
Moved and carried that tho voting places
bo now established.
On motion the places for holding elections
in the several townships were established as
The placo for holding the election in Weii
dall township, at the residence ef Mr. Sum
mers, on soction 24, tow n b, range Si.
Tho place for holding the election in Hatidall
township, at tho rcsidenio of Ira Jonulugs,
o:i section 8, town 'J, range 31.
The place lor holdingthe election m Kovohl
township at thcOtterbourtiu poscolhc.
Tho place for holding the election in Morgan
township, at Colbj, at J. Ji. Mciioitigal's of
ficer Tbo plac for holding the election in Bar
rett tow uship, at Quiclivillo postotnec.
The place tor holding election iu lialo town
ship, at Eden store, (residence of J. D.
Mov id and carried that we now proceed to
issue a proclamation for a special eiectiou to
bo hold ou Tuesday, the 17th day of Novem
ber, A. D. 185, as follows:
Notice of Election.
To the oters of Thomas county, Kan
sas: WHEREAS, on the 8th ny of October
A.l). lhKi. Hon. John A. Martin. (ovruorot
the State of Kansas, did, byauthorit of law.
in him vested, appoint and commission is. t.
Heaston. W. 11. Kinjrerv. and K. A. Crouse as
County Commissioners aud Samuel Steward
son as County Clerk of said couuty of Thom
as, and did designate aud declare the Town
of Colby as tho temporary County Seat of
said county, State of Kansas.
THEUEr OHK, bo it known, that on the 17th
day of November, A. D. 1S5, between the
hours of t o'clock a. m. and 0 o'clock i .v., at
eountv of Thomas, state of Kansas, a special
election will be held for the purpose of voting
for the ormaniint location of the county seat
or said county, aud for county and township
The lollowing is a list of tho same:
One County iimmlssioner, 1st District,
One County Commissioner, 2d District.
One County Commissioner, 3d District.
Treasurer for tho short term.
Treasurer for the long term.
Clurk. of District Court,
Beglstcr of Deeds,
County iuperintend,eut uC Public laitruc
tion. County Surveyor,
One Towtuhlp Trustee,
One Township Treasuror,
Two Justices of the Peace,
AlUhoae voting for the pemkpeat loca
tion of tho county seat of said county of
Thomas, State of Kansas, shall have written
or printed on their ballots the words; yor
the County Seat," followed by the name of
tho placo voted for.
The voting places are as follows:
Wendell Township At the residence of Mr.
Summers, on section 24, town 6, range as.
Randall township At tho residence of Ira
Jennings on seouon 8, town 9, range 31.
Bovohl township At the Otterbourne post-
Moru township At Colby, in J. B. Mc-
Barret towasnip -av uh vuicavuie post
oAee. Hale towntklp At Eden stow, residence of
J. D. Hughes
Thomas at from
In tcetimon whereof wo have hereunto set
our handsihi 10th day of October, A. D. 18P6.
B. A. Chous,
W. H. KlNQEKT,
AttJcst: County Commissioners.
Sahcbl. BTKWAnusoK, County Clerk.
On motion adjourned for one hour.
Meeting called to order by the chairman.
Commissioners present, E. A. Crouso, chair
man, and W. H. Kingery, and Samuel Stew
ardson, county clerk. Absent, B. V. Hoastan.
On motion the commissioners proceeded to
order the following county supplies, from (i.
W. Crane St Co., Topeka, Kau.:
1 seal couuty dork
6 sets poll books, at 40 cts.
1 commissioners' Journal
1,000 county script
100 county vouchors
T9U1 .... f45.90
Adjourned to meet on tho 24th of October,
18S5, at 9 o'clock a. m.
N. J. ADAMS
Furniture Store !
Keens a full line of Bedsteads, Bed
Springs, Mntresscs, Hocking
Chairs, Kitchen Safes, Wash
Stands and everything belonging to the
Collin, Caskets and Burial Robe!
ordered on short notice. No pxsn
will be spared to rconimodate the
J3TRemember the Red Front.
X. J. ADAMS, Prop.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION No. 37a6.
Land Office at Oberlin, Kans
Oft li, 1885.
Notice is herpby friTrn that the following
named settler 1m filed notice of his inten
tion to make final proof in support of his
cliim. and that Baid proof will be made be
fore the Register and Receiver at Oberlin.
Kansas, on Dec 9, 1885, viz: J C Doaglaas
D. 8. No. 3085, for the ne qr section
4, town 6 south, range 33 west. ,
He names the following witnesses to
prove his continuous residence iipon and
cultivation of said land, viz: I L Rich. W
H Archer, S C Passell, J C Passell, all of
4A.L Patchin. RegUter.
Notice for Publication mo 3769
Laud Office at Oberlin, Kan..
Oct 8 1885.
Notice is hereby given that the following
named settler has fi'ed notice of his inten
tion to make final proof in support of his
claim, and that said proof will be made before
Register and Receiver at Oberlin. Ksbk.. oh
Dec 8tb, 1885, viz: L A Barrett, D 8
No 2141 for the neqrn8w qrsecl
town 6 south range 31 west.
He aames the following wittaesees U
prove bis contiuuoas residence udob, aad
cultivation of. said land, viz: W W Sraitk,
Caleb Woodard, Moses Uosa, Hrarj Claar,
all of Hawleye, Kansas.
A I Patchin, Rejrirter.
Bertram A noom 32-27ol5
Notice For Publication so 373!
Land Office at Oberlin. Kan..
Oct 7 188T
Notice is hereby gives that the following
named settler has fled notice of his in
tention to make final proof in support of his
clam, and that said proof will be made be
fore Register and Beoeirer at Oberlin Km.,
on Dec 8th, 185 viz: Irvia J Wilkie, D
S ho 1996 for the nw qr lec 3 town 7 south
range 33 west.
Be names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon, and culti
vation cf sii J Jsnd, viz: Thois'ia 0 Mara,
Edward G Mara, L N Rood, of Otterqourne,
Kans., Martin Witham, of Cumberland,
Kansaa. A. C. Patcuin Register.
J R MoCoun 33-37o5
STILL ON DECK,
1 will display on my shelve
a new and elegant stock of
Gents' Furnishing Goods,
Underwear, Etc., Etc.
I have huleeted im goods carefully
to meet the demands of the people,
and can and will sell at such price
that uo one
Need go cold
-l jtill keep on hand the-
Best Brands of FLOUR. Ete.
The Old Pioneer
ON THE CORNER.
M. DONELAN, Prop.