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Kr:. .:'( r t j. '.' " -"rT!rj s.Mi. CJirrr&&?l&rar9ti&z&3 && irv 6. ..sr ; B8T . , ' JiBfe - .- rJ SB" UP" r P?Wa ii in i i i ff- the thomas: county cat. 3 ' -- I. O. .H F CuKUjrht LodgreNo.Sra, rteetseflarly every TuesW evening: at Bean's Hall, at 7 oclock p. m. All members of the order are cordially invited to attend. COUNTY DIRECTORY. 1 lerk James N. Fike, Treasurer N. D. Beun. "Rpirister of Deeds John w. Irwin. Krintendent Public Ins't-W. VT. Walter. Bepresentative W. H. Copland. Attorney W. G. Porter. Sheriff W. H. Kingery. Probatc Judge M. L. Lacey, Clerk District Court E. J. Paine. Surveyor T. P. Clmmbcrs. Coroner M.McGreevy. i Frank Pinprree, Chn. Commissioners 3. M. W. Witjiam. tlLT.Hemlntr. Becclicr Is being paid great attention in England. Gen. Logan spoke at Getawa, Kan sas, Jul' 3rd. Parnell. the O'Connor of to-day and Gladstone the old man -eloquent, have leen re-elected. Secretary 3Iannin is fast recover ing, but Garland is growing worse. The Pan-Klectic shock is too much.. Cleveland is making himsclf,famous by saying no. He has Vetoed more bills than all the ofoer presidents com 'bined. 'Railroad Building. The Railway &ge will say to-da It is now certain that the railway bnild iing of 188G will far exceed that of the two proceeding years and indeed sur p:iss that of most years in the history of the country. The greatest activity thus far has been in Kansas, where !301 iriiles have" been added on twelve diffiercnfclines. Florida follows with 207 miles on eight lines. Texas with l)5miles on six lines. Wisconsin with 18-1 miles on four linos and Illinois withTTr miles on Jfive lines. Nebras ka :has tidfldd ninet3-one miles on six lines. In none of the other states liavcrajorcthan sixty miles been :iaid tlius i'ar.'-Jnit in many of them as well as in "those just named, preparations aic actively going on for trade lading to a largu exxent during the next few inonilis. There-Should be in Thomas county an 'Agricultural Society, there seems to 'be- general feeling in favor of such an -organization. "We should have one this fall so the farmers can dis play their cereals and other produc tion's, rtnd the people by that -means can congregate and discuss what is best for the interests of the farm ere .nd -what is best to raise. 'There should '"Lb prompt action, and there will bu.-ample time to prepare. We set the 17th, of July as a day toaeet in Colby to canvass the matter and take steps towards the said organiza tion. 'All should come and help along the interests of the farmers and Thom as count-. Inpursdtsce to petition from eiti :7.ens Of Voltaire, Judge 'Lscey has appointed appraisers of Toltairc town site. Prank Pingree. E. P. Worcester and H. E. 'Weld. This Is what should have been done in the outset. The County iSxi'y .of Thomas ceunty so instructed and took the pains to get opinion of Attor ney General ok the subject and he -was of the same opinion. But they chose to endorse Brooks of Sheridan county and be hoodwinked. It is the same 'Olfl-story of tremble in consequence of putting confidence in Sheridan county officials. Voltsalre is in a fine fix'for county seat now, with no title to her town. They brought it onto them .selves and have iuo one else to blame. The House pasted a bill repealing -the Pre-emption a:d Timber culture -acts, amending- the Homestead act by, extending the commutation clause :from six months toiiiirty months, and regulating the desert lani act The Senate took this bill end amended it by inserting the senate bill, which, as amended during consideration makes the same provisions as the House bill, iind in addition repealsTjhe desert land law. the bill was then ;pxssed by the Senate in this form. The House wants to g)u3h ate own ibUl and does not concur in .the amendments of the Senate. The only chance .of its pass- .age at all is the leaning to an. agree- onent by conferees. It "is 'doubtful if If piMffT You Tak M Chancos. When you buy Chamberlain's Coolie, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. It is positively guaranteed to do all tfeat is claimed for it A attack at bowel com plaint and griping pains are so often sudden and dangerous that ao one can afford to be without a prompt aad certain remedy. Ask , your druggists for Cham berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, Manufactured at Dea Moines Iowa, and be sure ron get it Three sizes, 50cts.. and f 1.00 bottles. Sold by Walker & Yousse: ' tf MBKMa - ' ' FAmndTCLL. For the second tune we'bid adieu to the readers of the Cat. We brought the office to' the county when there was but one store in the county and but one hundred and fifty inhabitants in the county. The Toom occupied was cleaned of native fuel by H. W, Miller for the Cat. We struggled along and now sell to Messrs. Porter and Hove- one of the most complete newspaper and job offices in the west ern half of Kansas. We thank the friends who' have stood by us, and es pecially the business men of Colb-, who to us it will be a pleasure to re member. The Cat is read in every home in Thomas county and we hope the people of the county will continue to keep the miee out with the Cat. Messrs. Porter and Hovey are well known and are first class 3oung men, have ability, tack and energy and can not fail of success. We are as ever E. P. Worcester. It devolves upon us in assuming the coritrol and editorship of the Thomas County Cat to say a few words by iray of introduction. Y r We shall aim to make the paper first class in every respect as it has been in the past Striving to advance the best interests of Thoma3 count' and Colb-. We consider their inter ests mutual. Credit will be freely given wherever due. We began to work for Thomas count- in her infancy and now wish .to work none the less zeal ously for her weal and advantage in her rapid strides to prosperity and growth. We earnestly ask the hearty co-op-peration and patronage of the public, and in return will make it our best endeavor to give satisfaction to all alike. We call attention to our larre subscription list of about 1200 and the advantage of the Cat as an advertis ing medium. We are amply prepared to do all kinds of iob work cheap ns can be done anywhere. Quickville Kansas- Tne glorious fourth is past Prepa rations were made at Mr. Hemmings, a bower- built and all arranged for a large time. The "Lawrence" celebration nt Baker's proved to be the side show. Nearly 225 were in attendance at Mr. Hemmings. The exercises con sisted in music, reading Declaration of Independence by Mr. Ladd. Oiation by Rev. Lorentz. March by batchelors and maids. An abundance of ffood things for the hungry, and fine dancing for the lively. All who participated enjoyed a fine social time and join in voting the celebration a grand success. CrATH. Sabbath School Report. . Garden Plains Sabbath School met June, 27th, 3 p. m. School opened by singing "Hold the Fort." Prayer by G. P. Mills, Supt, H. Eaton being unable to attend, A. noyt was elected to fill vacancy. Geo. W. Benson elected Librarian E. Fish, Chorister. The classes were arranged by- the superintendent and teachers selected. Mrs. G. E, Gillispie teacher of ladies Bible class, Mr. S. L. Lower teacher of gentlemans Bible class, Mrs. A. C. Lawrence teacheroflntermediateclass, Miss Delia Goss teacher of the juven ile class. School voting that the secre tary order half dozen No. 1 Gospel Hymnbooks. Penny collection by Grade Hileman, 43cts., Number ix Attendance. Ladies Bible class Gentleinans "'" Intermediate " Juvenile ' Visitors Total Attendance 11 16 G 10 S 51. Closing song "Sweet By and By. Milton Hileman, Secretary. jQrandview, Thomas County, Kan., Ed.:Cat: Seeing my other items in print, I according to promise come .again. The farmers are busy with their grain, that is those who were lucky enough to have any in. We think they will be prepared with 'feed and breadstuff the coming winter. I think it would be a wise plan for ever- f ar merto put in some fall grain the com ing .year, try a little of everything, is my adrice. If the people do this they will not starve. We had a grand time at the basket picnic ield at the residence of R T. Hemuag July 3rd. The first on pro gram for the day was music by the band. 2nd, Soag by the audience, 3rd, Prayer by brother Lorentz, 4th. Song by the children, 5th, Beading of the Declaration of Independence by F. W. Ladd. 6th, Music by the band, 7th Dinner. The people grouped together under the awning. The tables were loaded with the noet bouateous repast I have had the pleasure of seeing since my arrival in Thomas county. I tell you it did not kxk much like starving Kingaq. 8th, Address by S. Lorentz, 10th, March by the batchelors and maids. After this the young folks turned the picnic into a dance. They did not cease dancing until 12 p. in.. Every one remarked that they had a splendid time and expressed a hope that they would have man- more. We were sorry that Quickville Proper was not among us, for we missed her so much. There -were a number who expressed a desire to make her acquaintance. There were present about two hundred and twenty-tive. I think if Quickville Proper would keep better posted she would know- Colby celebrated the fourth of July 1885. There is to be a batchelors meeting at the Grandview school house Satur day Juh the 10th, to make prepara tions for a batchelors picnic. Come one, come all of ye batchelors and let us have as good a time as we did the 3rd. Settler. Prohibition A Failure. Our Speech upon this subject the preachers say has stirred up a hornets nest Why it should stir up holy wrath from the divine at the facts as stated, was, anci is, a mysiery still. To give vent to nis holy wrath however liev 1 urner drove his sacred plow share relentlessly among the vitals of the men honored by Thomas county as the fairest and fittest, and insultingly set said county at defiance. Sending said officials careening backwards in to cuuos, ami parading mmseir in strut and swell with clinched fists aud gnashing teeth as the Neplus Ultra of the particular species Homo, the only worahipf ul in the universe of God His long boasted speech :.t last is pronounced a failure by the best crit ics, though at the expense of wrecking his creed, his highness would sweep far above all else that is noble and good. The hornets nest above alluded to was a few undeniable facts relating to the above caption expressed openly by us without the council of his high ness aud hence his holy ire. 236 sec 10 Revised Statutes of Kansas, says, The manufacture and sale of intoxica ting liquors shall be forever prohibited in this state, except for medical, scien tific and mechanical purposes." The object of the law as is admitted by all is to put a stop to all drunken ness in the state of Kansas. The law either does stop drunkenness, or it does not stop it The law is a sue' cess if it stops drunkenness, and the law is not a success if it don't stop drunkenness. If men get drunk in every town in tuc state, wuicu is known to every one that they do, when and where did it begin to stop it? Let echo answer where. If a man bores a well for water in Kansas and keeps boring ever so diligently and gets no water, is his enterprise a sue. cess or a failure? Tf a man plows the soil diligently and persevcriugly and raises a few nubbins of com only, is he a success or a failure? To fully understand tiie word failure, after so much is said about it let us go to Webster for a definition. "To be wanting" "To fall short." "To be de ficient in any measure or degree'' "To come short." If men get drunk notwithstanding the law, which they do; in the sight and hearing of all men and women too, and the law does not prohibit. Does the law not fall short? Is it not in some degree deficient? Is it not wanting in some particular? Does it not fail to reach the case? Is it not a failure? If the law might be inforced and is not, is it not a dead letter? A blank would do as well. Does prohi bition prohibit when it does not pro hibit whatever the fault?' Can any of our wise prohibitionists tell us the difference between tweedle dee and tweedle dum; whether a thing that might do, and don't do, is done any how, because it might have been. The Cat says some of the saloons have been closed. What of it, if an appli cant signs a druggists application and gets it all the same, does whisky out of a drugstore lessen the effect and make the crime of drunkenness not a crime, and drunkenness not drunken ness at all? Why not enforce the law says the fanatic; the law was made by statesmen to satisfy clerical whims. The law makers use it, they pass laws to please their constituents whether good or bad, if not too bad. People clamor for them, vote for them and get them. The law in ordeifto reach bad men is made so as aadesoas to rob goodl JKXiSJS ultcjij auu uic pursuiL oi Happiness. Some men are constituted with, weak- nesses so that a constant stimulant and tonic effect is needed in their cane. Prohibitory legality begets excessive taxation and they cannot afford it Their health and consequentlv their pursuit of happiness is abridged, pro hibition drives drinking men into the drugstores where they mingle with the young and all sexes and people and compel all to meet there, for the drug gist is the Drs. right hand bower, where he sends women .and children to get his prescriptions filled, drinking men would prefer the saloons where they would be alone. Prohibition drires them to the drugstores where the druggist dont wan't him but can't; help himself. Then they persecute the druggists and tax and tease aim until patience wanes aad they laagn when they get him down, be the very man they need most of all In their direst calamity. We jKoukl say by way of exhortation to out brother druggists, band yourselves together as the prohi bitionists have landed themselves against you. Forbearance ceases to be a virtue longer, tax every prohibi tionist double on his whisky until he squawks like a koom, dont fear they cannot do without you, but you can do without them. W. M. Edwards The 4th. r .11 . 11 a;t il - oioy ceieoraieu on tne dm., on a large scale. Early in the, day a large concourse of people was thronging the streets, all vivacious and sociable. At 11 a. m. all drop into line and marched to the bowery at the court house. After some fitting remarks bv W. 31. Edwards. President the Colbv Glee Club rendered "Hark the Song of Jubilee. Presiding Elder Green effers pravcr, after which the Colby Glee Club rendered "Freedom's Banner." Next was the oration of the day by Judge Joun V. Hayes of Uberlin. The Judge was in fine trim and delivered an oration touching on the early his tory of our country and the lessons it taught He emphasized the need of our free schools, and paid an eloquent tribute to soldiers of the late rebellion It is impossible to give tliG masterly address in full, though -it is richlv en titled to be read and considered by every liberty loving person of to-dai We quote what he truly and eloquent ly remarked of Colby, The Hasting of north-west Kansas. In speaking of fie agricultural interests and growth of our country he said: "In all my experience with men, places and things know of no greater or more excel lent verification of this truth than is to Imj found in the brief history of Colby. But a little over a year ago this city had its beginning, now behold her! See how rapid has been her ad vancement and progress scarcely equal led anywhere. Her symmetry and beauty not excelled on the continent, known in almost every place from the Atlantic to the Pacific waters, as the Garden city of the plains. Beautiful surroundings and fine location have not done all this. Moral character, excellence, perseverenee and unity of purpose in her founders have been found necessary, and like our fathers of old have been possessed of courage and concentrated action. As 1 have told you these qualifications in a peo ple make cities, countries and nations great I hope to see this city stand as she now does, a monument of ex cellence in herself, her founders and supporters until she is recognized as the commercial ceutre of North-west j Kansas. And, indeed, why should not this place and people become great You have a people uncorrupted by luxury, untrammelled by superstitions, sharpened by necessities, industrious in habits and rigid in principle com bining all the possibilities of character and genius in a degree that will scarce ly be excelled in any people.' " l The Judge has many warm friends in Thomas county and all wish him God speed. The dinner given by the ladies of the M. E. Church was a suc cess. The Base Ball game was good con sidering the condition of "Thomas County Cats." They had not played together hardly any, while the -'Solo- mons" were strong and well trained and easily won the prize of $10 00, the score stood 23 to 12. The next was the races, George Lynde won first money in the half mile race, which was 4u. Jones Bro ?. walked off with second money 20. Eugene Lynde recvived third money of 15. Frank Low won first money of 10. in Pony nice and T. C. West- coat captured second money of 5. After enjoying the dances at the Court House and Walker & Yousse's new Drug Store all dispersed, having been participators in one of the best, quietest and pleasantest celebrations that was ever witnessed anywhere east or west Artists Take Notice. "Ve have now on hand an elegant as sortment'of artibts' tube paints. Would be glad to have you call and interview our obliging clerks on the subject. C. H. MAirm- & Bro. Notice. All persons indebted to the Chicago Lumber Co. will confer a great favpr by calling and settle before June 10th, as we are closing our books for the year and all accounts must be settled. G. H. Hvatt, Manager. Renford 2d. ? K' bta nds11,Man(IS nih and Is a black, stands 171 hands high and brated importer of horses of Norman: 111. This horse can be-found at Walker's livery stable. Those admiring beautiful Horse ncsli, snouia call and see him. M. Donelax, Owner. Inflamation of The Stomach. And in the inflammatory stagesof dysen tary no better or safer medicine has been found than Beers' s Diarrhoe Balsam it is prepared expressly to relieve all inflamma tion or tne stomacn ana bowels and does not leave the bowels constipated. Always teep the best on hand it costs no more. Jfor sale by w aiKer ess x ousse, KpQuit. And take Chamberlin's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. It cores pain in the stomach almost instantly, get a bot tle, take nothing else to core the 'worst case of Diarrhoea, cholera morbus or bowel complaint. This medicine is made for bowel complaint only, and has been in constant nse in the west for nearly fifteen years Its success has been bounded and its name become a house hold word in thousands of hoses; Try it. Sold by Walker AToum. tf S-., -ja. i arxtsvvSi.. lie .. -J- ;?,..- ". .. " Uf,Sll TSIhwRrffl' BEAN DEALEBS IN HARDWARE, " saL njtr.c Steel Goods of Ttr 1 I1t ii . nv y c nanaie ine ceieDratea v vein - Stoves, Tinware, Implements. Call and see us and we can convince you that our prices are the most reasonable and our p-oods the best. v 9 -DEALERS IX Lumber, Sash, Doors, Blinds, Shingles, ath, COAL AND Monument, Chas. Page, NOW ENNIS k NEIL'S ' CHEAP CASH STORE. MONUMENT SIDING, St. John County, Kan. Seven Miles Nearer than Cleveland. Down prices go- patronizing us. Groceries, provisions, hardware, stoves, tinware, qucensware, boots, shoes, hats, dry goods, blankets, comforts, etc. LUMBER, LIME AND Best lump coal from S6.00 to Reck Spring Coal Constantly Good A car load of splendid Iowa for the celebrated Star deep well pumps. DRUGS! Walker & ITousse Keep a full Drugs, Medicines, Toilet articles, Paints an&l Oils, Patent COLBY, Central Drug S MAKES A SPECIALTY OF Pure Drugs and Medicines Everything in our line When von arp in r1 UZZ 1 "T iiui"w ouiuviiciy. anu an Kinas or lancy tions. Dont ftrfget to giveour house a A.W..PATCHD,, Manager. &3S- - y-Cte.. 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