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COLBY, THOMAS COUNTY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY $1.50 PER YEAR. tut fse r BUSINESS CARDS. M. H. TosinuN'. W. P. S-vqek. II. A. II.11.X. Cashier. Thomas County Bank. Tomelix & Sagee. Props. Docs 11 general banking business, loans n.oiiev, write insuiance, selI-3 custern ex ch nsu. Collections proinptl;. uttomled to. Col'cy, STarLs. RAWLINS - COUNTY - BANK. R. A. HENDRICKS. .TTWOOID, - - KIEL'S. Ifwrotiates loans on real estate in Thomas, Hamlin- and Chcjcr.nu counties. CjT"Eafc terms and iuic' returns. MASTERS & ALLING, Livery and Feed Stable Opposite City Hotel. Z. D. I5ENT0N, HoaseXarriage and Sip Painter Colby, Kansas. JO FIN A. VALKEK, Livery & Feed Stable Goo d rigs and plenty of i Stabling and Feed. ZiI-2SrSuS. Bimker Jllll Roller Mills! liKALC &FllAEINS, Props. Capacity 200 Barrels per Day. Onowf the most complete roller wills in the Statu. BUXJOilt HILL, KANSAS City Meat Market ! T. P. PEEK AN. Fresh and cured meats for Sale at all Tiuies. Cowiy. - - .Kansas. l 13. VANCE, VK fiHFCMITW I H 1 ft , k r ?a I JH I liop th-t door north of C r office. G nert hi blanKsinithinpniid l-epaJnnsr ilono on sKoi- iiotiee. rioR?eshooin;r and plow work a py Waltv. All wotk guaranteed. Give me.i call t 1 1K01"E.SI0XAL CA15US. I,. B. Jakuim', Strc&tor, Kat. Tuos Ki i u. Gunnell, Ka JABDINE & KEED, Land locators. We have choice farms and school lands for sale in Thomas county, Kansis. CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED. V. G. PORTER, Attorney at Law--- Notary- Public. JSTAll land bas-Ines pror.iptl and courate ly done aiMt saMifuetionsrurnntcl. Pit nk Pinorke, Xot.uy P.ublie. Colby, Kan. L. W. Cox. Collector, Co.ty.Xai.s i5. PINGREE & COX, Real EstateInsurance AGENTS. " We bare choice farm- and wild lands In Ne braska, also chooI and deetled lands in Thom i5 couatv. Kanu. Locating done in T'.oinns and Skeriduu counties promptly and accu rately. Grocery Store- ! W. II. ARCHER. tSTA good selection of fresh groceries, also carry tome clothing and Cry goods. Coal for Sale at Reasonable Prices. 0TTERBOUBHB, - KANSAS. S.J. CNnoav. Lti Movkoe 0SB0BN & MONROE, Real Estate Ae'ts- Va-Keeney. Kansas. Real Estate Agents, QUICKVILLE, KANSA'S. JST"Fine claims for ale. Locating done. All kinds of kind business iouiptly attended. Hloncy To Loan on Real Estate. F. S. SEE, Land Locator Cumberland, Kan. J. It. COLBY, Notary :-: Public All busines in tins lino promptly attended. JOHN BRUCE, Contractor & Builder, COLBY, KANSAS. Jobs olic.tul. estimate furnished for nil kinds or buildings. 1 have now got mj shop 1:1 running-order. Scrole sailing and bracket work .1 to.pcciait. GEO. AV. GOODSOE. Attorney and Counselor at Law. NOTARY riJllLTC. Ite.il E-tate bought anJ "5old. Money Jonn'.d on chattel and leal estate security. CHILL. 0 Elt ALI.lN A. SONs STOItE, Ocl"03r, - - STansaa II. E. WELD, Attorney & Counselor AT LAW. Ori'OalTF TIIOM V- COUNTY" 11 NK. Collections mad' and a general law l)uiues transacted in .til the State and rederal Couits. J. J. SEARS & SONS, Real Estate Agents 9 CAKLKV. ST. JOHN CO. rt. John couatv, U. P. K. it . w'eie all train, -top. We aro iioii.sr a peneral lmd Lusine-s. Locating m Thomas and St. John countii made a speeialtj . All kinds of laud bubineaS pionii'th aitended. W 13. 8&1 ITH, Wagon Maker COLBY, KAS. ALL KINDS OP WAGON WORft DONE PROMPTLY. Materia! Always on Hand. SMITH & BAEITEAU. DEALERS IN Heavy and Shelf HARDWARE; TI2n 7x7--S2.E, T BARBED WIRE, In fact everything usually kept in a First-Class Hardware store PEXN ATESUE, 0BERI1N, KANSAS A Big Tortoise. The discoverer of the gigantic ex tinct sea-turtle found near Fort "Wal lace, in Western Kansas, first observed the large bony shields projecting from a bluff near Butte Creek. They were carefully taken out and brought to Philadelphia, where the restoration was made. The fore-flippers alone were nearly five feet long, while its expanse from the tip of one extended flipper to another was about seventeen feet. The question may arise, how did this sea turtle become buried in a bluff in the State of Kansas? A natural sup position would be that .Kansas is the bed of a former ocean, and so it is. Ages ago, in what is called by geolo gists the Cretaceous Period, that part of the -world v. as the bed of a great sea, in uhich the great turtle sw.-vm, together with other monsters of cu rious shape and appearance. Gradual!- the cflist of the eaith was raised, the water fell back, or became inclos ed, and left the inhabitants of the Cretaceous Sea high and dry, to be coveied by the earth and pieserved for us to study ages afterward. The shores of this ancient ocean tue easily found and followed by geologists. Its extent has been traced on our Western plains by the bleach ing and disintegrating remains that have been found, upon and beneath the surface. Charles Frederick Hol der, in St. Nicholas. Wliss Cleveland Indignant. Washington. Jan. 2. Sparks, the "general" commanding the landoilice, will feel 3Iiss Cleveland's hands in his hair pretty soon, for he has given her a direct cause of offense. Not long ago Miss Cleveland re ceived a very pathetic letter fiom a young lady in Cential Dakota who has suffeied with oO.OOO or 60,000 other pioneers of civilization for orders Sparks issued last April, declaring public lands in the noishwest states and territoiies in a state of blockade. The 3"oung lady said in the letter that she was an orphan dependent up on her own energies and had gone to Dakota to teach school. Like other settlers, she has located a homestead, which under the law she was given and had filed her claim and paid all fees and complied w ith every requirement of the rules of the pio cedures. She had made 6500 worth of impiovemcnts upon her homestead and last spring ' commuted" by pay ing to the receiver of the land ollice money Ahich she had saved fiom her salary as a school teacher. She made what are called her ''final proofs" and the register told her that the patent for her land, bearing the president's signature, would be received bj- a cer tain date. When the da' came, she drove twelve miles and through a blinding snow storm to get the docu ment and was told at the land office that Commissioner Sparks had refused to issue the patent for fear, some how or other, she had been guilty of fraud. She wrote to Miss Cleveland that ever- lady in the country knew that she had complied with every jot and title of the law, and that the money she had scraped and struggled to save waa in the treasury of the United States. Miss Cleveland must know, she said, how hard a poor girl had to work and how closely she must have to economize to save 750 from a school ma'am's wages, and every dol lar of that money was invested, in that farm, which "General" Sparks pro posed to defraud her of. '"I have read your book," she said, "I have heard of the goodness and kindness you have shown to girls, who are try ing to make their way in the world. I know that you are a good woman, with a true woman's heart and sym pathy, and you will help me if you .can." Miss Cleveland was quite touched by the letter, and if these lines ever meet the eyes of the Dakota school mam she will know that the president's sister is interested in her ease. Miss Cleveland inclosed the letter m a noU to Secretary Lanmr. saying that under the constitutional protee teetion this government is supposed to give people, even a Dakota school teacher is to be regarded as innocent until her guilt -was proven, and asked, unless there was some tangible evi dence of fraud in the case, that the pitent might at once be issued. Secretary Lamar sent the letter of Miss Cleveland with its enclosuie, without comment, to Commissioner Spaiks, but the heroic bulwark of the government, who stands between the public lands and G0,000 thieves, who are trying to build up the great West. stuck it in a pigeon hole, wlieie it is gradually being covered v.ith departs ment dust. N. J. ADAMS' RED FRONT urniture tore. Keeps in stock a full line of Red Room Sets. Bmeaus, wardrobes, lounges, tables, fancy stands, wash stands, and evervthing belonging to the FyrsiJture Trade. ALL OUDI.KS IN ui :2TAK9$e PtpmpUy and carefully Tilled. Also agent for all kinds of SCIIOOL FIFR NITURE, for Thomas Kane & Co.. the largest factoiv in the world. School directors of this and adjoin-! ing counties will find it profitable to sec or correspond with me before pur chasing. Remember the Red Front. COIiBV, KANSAS. N. J. ADAMS, Prop. DT7 ) lT T pt h iU. JAD J X MILWAUKEE!, WIS. George W. Peck, Editor and Proprietor. The Funniest Paper in America What Vaccination is to small-pox, Peck's Sun is to the blues. PECK S SUN Is one of the most widely read and popular papers in the country to-day, and stands without a peer in its spe ciality. The originator of the c'ele Uiated Bad Boy Papers. SPECIMEN COPIES FREE TO ANY ADDRESS. J3FBear in mind that by sending a postal card to this office, a sample copy of 'Peck's Sun will bo sent you free. Don't neglect to send at once and tell your neighbor to. Si worth of fun for ic. Address, GEO. L. LORD. . Business Manager, Milwaukee, Wi. WINDSOR HOTEL. 3IILLER & MILLS, Proprietors. COLB-2", Boarding and. lodging by the BTJZXiDIiTGr-! - ALSO AGENTS FOP. THE Halladay WINDMILL, PUMPS. Fixtures of all kinds. The best mill made. LIT! HOWELL L Have opened a yard in Colby and keep constant y on'hand a full and complete stock of Lumber i,alli mik Give us a call and prices are the lowest. NOW ENNIS & NEIL'S CHEAP CASH STORE. i MONUMENT SIDING, Seven Miles Hearer than Cleveland Down prices go. Save money by patronizing us. Groceries, provisions, hardware, stoves, tinware, queensware, .boots, shoes, hats, dry goods, blankets, comforts, etc. LUMBER, LIME AND 1EED. Best lump coal from $6.00 to $6.50. A car load of splendid Iowa potatoes. We are sole agents for the celebrated Star windmill, tubular well supplies and deep well pumps. :k::dts-a.s- day or week. Are in their new UM4 y be convinced that our Wheeler, -Manager. f 'a St. John County, Kan. g&g9ita ta rg MBER 0 lime, ftle dJs ST - t"1. ma.-p L -v ;. S'-k yr sr-?i . . . . t .i'jj...- "- o--. ,r- "f-yz:Mdg ' . - - -'iM. 4 jj-gs i -JL .V?? tKB" yvfewaggwdftg jfr -&mmsan 5-, rP "X-- 1 r -rg&sy.T' ygaragrfHff?y5SSggir JS t&BELLs&Hi .yr .t&w&- TTCTfeariga...r ' :,. wi n mj; M 4