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- tH&az jts' .. eg "i3A-riSo -?t c rs?S 4. p: tm Ifccft WI 1' PS IPs18' ks;. IM- fe ftlf S rr. jp , re E3& c- - -v-s': Y E- "i Jfe M THOMAS COUNTY CAT. PORTER & HOVEY, Publishers. Sec Marble, Kingery & Harvej-'s new ad .A reply is solicited article. to Dr. Edwards' C H. Martin & Bro. have a nice line of French Harps at low figures. How everyone enjoyed that nice cool soda water at the Palace on the fourth. Two thousand people visited Oolbj-, on July 3rd, and there was not a single'row. All 3'c near sighted persons call and fet u pair of eye glasses fitted at the alace. v not weather is robbed of all its terror "by drinKing ice cold soda water at the Palace. Ladies examinV our stock of dress goods at the Great Western Dry Goods and Grocerj' House. "Write to your old sweetheart at home on some of the fine decorated paper at the Talacc Drug Stoic. Drs. Martin flouted to the breexe a twenty foot Hag on July 3rd. It elicited man' words of praise. " The best stock of Boots and Shoes in western Kansas at the Great Western Dry Goods and Grocerj' House. We can furnibh as neat designs in wall paper as any house in Kansas. Sold on fearful low margin at the Palace. ' James X. Fike started for Stockton on the 6th, to attend the Democrat Congres sional Convention held on the 8th. Why need you try to keep your ac counts in your head when blank books are so cheap at C. H. Martin & Bro's. All are requested to meet at "Willcoxon & Ilovej 's olfic-e on July 17th, at 8 p. m., to organize a brass band. "Frederick Giesc made the Cat a pleas ant call this week. He is one of the feturdy fanners of Wendell township. Al Casey has been engnged to stay in tLe Cat office for a time at least, until he makes :i "stake" to gctawaj from the town. For a bargain in clothing call at P. J. Assenmacker & Co. as we want to reduce our stock and make room for our fall stock. Every man and boy in Thomas county must come in and examine C. H. Martin & Bro's. large and elegant line of pock et knives. Persuant to a call of the Democrats of Thomas county for a mass conventional Colby, Kansas, Jnly oth,1886. The Dem ocrats met and elected N.Clem, Chairman, E. J. Paine Secretary, James N. Fike, wais unanimously elected as a delegate to the Congressional Convention at Stockton on JnlylBth, 1886. X. Clem as alternate. J. W. Gilmore Jwas unanimously elected as a. delegate to the State Convention to be held at Leavenworth, August 4th. 1886, R. T. Hemming, alternate. J. W. Gil- more was elected chairman of the Demo cnitic Central Committee, and the follow ing persons were elected chairman of the si'veral township precincts: wendall. W. II. Summi r; Bovohl. E. P. Stanton; Bar rett, F. W. Ladd; Hale, T. Snodgrass; Morgan. Dr. C. H. Martin; Randall. Geo. Iluntei. Motion c irried to adjourn. E. J. Paixe. Sect. X. Cr.EU, Chairman. ' - i "r":'iL-r: The old reliable 5 cent cigars, "Salen gers Stand Bye" at Walker & Yonsse's." Ton are respectfully invited to call at Willcoxon &Jaovcys office if you desire a loan. For choice family flour go to J. M. Gamble & Co's. feed store. They sell cheap. McGonisrul is scllinir lots, deeded land ahd claims. Call and see him before locating. V "i There will be regular weekly praver meetings at the school house on Thursday eve each week, at 8.80 o'clock. You are invited. 33. P. Worcester has gone to Topeka, he goes from there to the Republican Congressional Convention held at Stock ton, "July 14th. Don't be talked into buying anything in the drug line until you examine the immense stock and low prices at C. H. Martin & Bro's. Tcacheis' examination will be held in the school hone at Colby. Saturday, July 31st. W. W. Walker. Co. Supt. Mr. Scott father-in-law of Billy Hutch inson was buried to-day in Beulah Ceme tery. He was an old soldier and member of G. A. R. of Iowa. New Brick! Xcw Brick! What kind of Brick? A new lot of celebrated Brick cigars at the Palace of course. Everybody smokes them. Foil Sale. 10.000 Brick at C. II. Mar tin & Bro's. at 15 cents each. They will make moie smoke and better smoke than any 5 cent cigar on earth. Wc arc prepared to please the most fastidious in any line of jewelry. All goods guaranteed first-class. C. H. Martin & Bro. An immense stock of Vane. Calvert & Co's. ready mix-ed paints at C. H. Martin & Bro's. Wc can sell j'ou a good brush cheap and am'body can do "their own painting. Paint your bugiry for one dollar with the famous Detroit white lead carriage black. It will produce an elegant, last ing glos without varnish. For sale at 'Palace Drug Store. Mr. R. T. Hemming brought in a fine sample of early may wheat, raised on the farm of Win. Bromwell in Barrett township. It i well filled and equals an' ever raised in Minn. Last Tuesday Mr. E. P. Worcester rallied oil a valuable business lot in Eus tis and S. S. Burling was the lucky man "rho won it. These homesteaders are too lucky for anything. Mr. G. C. Bondurant of Morgan pre cinct, got the colt prize of the Cat. The name of the colt is Bell. 14 months old. half norman and as good a colt as can be found in an' county in the state. The bah' prize was given to Gracie Olive Archer, of Otterbouone. and the way Geo. Ifratt. took it up and held it would lead one to believe he had "prac ticed babj' farming" for several years. The finest, largest stock of toilet arti cles in western Kansas, such as hair brushes, tooth brushes, nail brushes, all kinds of combs, soaps, perfumeries, face powders, &c, &c, at the Palace Drug Store. J. A. Blake an enterprising farmer of this countv was in town this week with fine new potatoes. He had large fine turnips on June 10th. He also has 88 acres of sod corn which is looking splen did and a garden not to be beat. Extra Fixe! C. H. Martin & Bro. have just put in a large, fine stock of sealed whiskey, Catawba wine, genuine Xotice Martin Bros, new ad. Their drugstore is indeed a palace. It is com pletely filled with even-tiling pertaining to tne drug business and all is so uniquely nrranged that it rivals any in the eastern citie. The Soda Fountain is indeed one of the most attractive. Hundreds slake their thirst here ever- dav. Many a word of praise was heard on the 3rd in favor of it and of the gentlemanly clerks that continuously and promptly wait on each caller. We should not do justice did we not make mention of the new office of Drs. Martin. They have a complete r-nd ex tensive library on all medical topics. The office is artistically and tastily arranged and with the cordial nmnner&'of the Drs. one is perfectly at home. Their practice is already very extensive and they are iiavmir greai success thus lar. we axe- proud that Ave have such skillful and ex perienced physicians and energetic citi zens in Colby. NOTICE. here as. A memorial signed by a majority of the electors of the unincor porated town of Colby, within the State of Kansas, has been presented to the Board of County Commissioners of Thomas count- and state of Kansas, set ting forth the metes and bounds of said town and commons and stating as near n may bo the number vi the inhabitants of salil town, and pray that said town may be incorporated rts a citv. With sat isfactory proof that said memorial has been published in full in the Thomas County Cat a paper of general circulation and published in said town of Colby, once in each week for three consecutive weeks and whereas, The Board of County Commissioners of Thomas County, State of Kansas, are satisfied that a majority of the taxable inhabitants of said town of Colby are in favor of said incorporation, and that the prayer of the petitioners is ranhnnnhla. and that the number of the inhabitants of said town exceeds two hundred and fifty and does not exceed two thonsand, and that the number of the inhabitants of said town is within the limits hereby re quired. It is hereby ordered and declared that said town be incorporated as a city of the third class, by the name and stvlc of "The City of Colby" and designate the metes and bounds thereof as follows, to-wit: . Beginning at the south-east corner of Section 31, inTownship 7, south of Range 33 west, 6 p. in. thence north 40 chains to a quarter stone on the east line of said section; thence west 89 chains to a stone on the west side of said section; thence south 40 chains to a stone on south-west of said section; thence east 80 chains to the place of beginning; and it is hereby ordered and declared that the inhabitants within said metes and bounds, and such further territory as from time to time mav be lawfully added therein, be a body .politic and corpoiate by that name and that they and their successors (except said corporation be lawfully dissolved) have perpetual succession. It is further ordeicd that the first elec tion in said city for city officeis shall be holden at Com t House, on 16th, day of July, A. D. 1886. And hereby appoint Chas. Hovey. M. D. Les3cngcr,"l. H. Bul lers. qualified electors of said city to act as Judges of said election and AV. G. Weld. E. J. Paine, qualified elections of said city to act as clerks of said election and also H. W. Miller. Geo. Hyatt, Wm. Harvey, qualified electors of said city to act as aboaid of canvassers of said elec tion returns. Fr xk Pixoree, ) M. W. WmiAxr, ICo., Com R. T. Hemus-o, ) James X. Fike, Clerk. Books nt the Central. Croquet sets at the Centrel. Gasoline and coal oil at the Central. Try Morehead for n good well. Closing out at cost at Donelan's. Prices are cut seriously at Donelan's. Morehead, the successful well maker. Croquet sets at the Centrel Drug Store. Books of all kinds at the Central Drug Store. Span of mules for sale cheap at J. W. Allen & Sons. Get your reading matter at the Centrel Drug Store. Good beds, good rooms and good board at the Paris. A car load of salt just received at J. W. Allen & Sons'. Save money by buvin? your flour, feed and graham at Gamble & Co's. flour and feed store. Remember that Frank Pingree sells more claims than anyone and still has a few for sale. McGonigal & Son have a span of dandy mares for -ale on terms to suit the pur chaser. Don't purchase paint until vou have called at the Central Drug Store. We can save you money. Go to W. G. Porter to have your con tests and land papers made out," also for money on chattels. Prescriptions carefully compounded, day or night, at the Central Drag Store. If you iiave a claim for sale or trade Kingery & Harvev have a customer for you. Ladies combination suits at $1 and 1.25 at J. W. Allen & Sons'. Don't borrow money until you have seen Willcoxon & Hovey. Remember that Probate Judge Lacey can save you a trip to Oberlin if you de sire to make final proof. (Remember the old Pioneer on the cor ner is the place to buy dry goods, grocer ies, boots and shoes, etc. " Just think of it, a sack of flour for 85 cents an J. M. Gamble & Co's. flour and feed store. Try a sack. When you want a feed of corn, a sack of flour or bushel of potatoes go to Gam ble fc Co's flour & feed store. Breaking promptly done by Koever & Mollring. Leave orders at this office or address at Ottcrbouinc, Kansas. At n bargain, 3 relinquishments in north part of town 9. range 84. Good land. Enquire at Bank of Colby, Colby, Kan sas, or A. S. Beymer, Monument. The "Stand Bye" cigar gets hotter as tne nranti gets outer, unlike a good many other brands. Sold by Walker & Yousse. You will find a large stock of drugs, medicines, paints, oils and" every thing Eertaining to the drug line at Central rug Store. The Paris Restaurant, A. Nadeau, pro prietor, has furnished several rooms and you can secure a good clean bed at his place. Dont forget that the Central Dmer Town Lota. The lots in the 'additions to Colby are now on the market. Call'qtuck and get first choice. Colby Towk Co. Notice. Anybody wishing good sand for plas enng or building will do well to call on me, as I have sand for sale and can de liver it. James Wollen. -"' THE GREAT WESTeSn rfe x i-Q- ,-t,' If 3'our kidneys are inactive, you will feel and look wretched, even in the most cheerful3ociety, and melancholy on the i oiliest occasions. Dr. J. H. McLean's iiver and Kidney Balm will set you right again. i.w per Dottle. Sold by Wal ker & Yousse and Martin Bros. tf Ml WIS & iSKIIf.-Mllli SOLD OUT ! BECAUSE Our supply of ready cash was not sufficient to come to time on freight bills, I have sold the old Pioneer. 'building-on the corner and will forever vacate those quarters in a few weeks. I have made arrangements for a building of prodi gious size which will be ready for occupan cy in a few weeks. To save the trouble of moving goods, I have knocked the "stuffin" out of prices on Drv Store keeps a full stock of paper and en-, "" i tv T i T T velopes. toilet articles, perfumeries and LrOOaS, IN OtlOUS, rlatS even' thing in their line. ' -. - -r- -. (and L.aps, JBoots and I Shoes, Groceries, etc. I Remember that neces sity compels us to sell these goods at' any price. . The slaughter ,has commenced. M. DONELAN. every Prescriptions that can be filled at a citv drug btore. can be filled at the Central Drug Store. Experienced pharmacists employed. McGonigal sells the Rock Spring coal at Oakley for 7 per ton. You can get it hauled "for $3. Lay in your supply while there is plenty on hand. McGonigal & Son have a first class deeded section of land one and one-half miles from town for sale cheap. McGonigal & Son have a section of school land for sale cheap, within 2 miles of the center of St. John county. McGonigal & Son have a first class span of mules for sale for cash or long time. When you are constipated, with loss of appetite.headache. take one of Dr. J. H. McLean's Little Liver and Kidney Pillets. They are pleasant to take and will cure you. 25 cents a vial. Sold at the Palace Drug Store and by Walker & Yousse. tf For bargains in claims, in Thom as and Sherman counties, call on Kinger' & Harvey at Colb'. Locat ing a specialty. School lands for sale at creat bargains. We are receiving weekly New, Fresh Goods In our line and would inform the public that they will be sold at prices perfectly satisfactory. Our stock consists of - - Dry goods and Notions, Boots and Shoes, . Hats arid caps, clothing, Groceries, Etc. For the generous patronage thus far re ceived e are duly.grateful, and we hope by low prices and honorable dealing to still re ceive a continuance of the same. Very Respectfully, P. J. ASSENMACHER & CO. CHICAGO LUMBER CO. -DEALERS IN- MARBLE, KINGERY & HARVEY -DEALERS IS- School & Deeded Laud, Town Lots and Tree Claims in Thomas and Sherman coun ties. Office one door north of City Drug Store. Colby, Kans. W. H. MARBLE, Notary Public. E. S. Newell, President James S. Warden, Vice-Pres. M. Donelan, 2d V. E. A. Hall, Cashier. LUMBER, Sash, - Doors, - Blinds, . CHM23NT, Kinds of Coal. All Best Grades at Lowest Prices. G. H. HYATT, Manager. Yards at Colby and Cleveland. J. E. Meglemre, Prop. Lon Ikerd, Salesman COW IMPLEMENT HBM, Dealers in all kinds of FIRST NATIONAL BANK Paid Up Capital, 50,000, DffiECTORS- -R. S. Newell. James S. Warden, N. D. Bean. C. M. Hove-, C. H. 3Iartin, STOCK-HOLDERS. Jnmc S. Wurdcn, CluisM Hovey, M Donelan, RobtMcGonUal, A Chitwood, W S Willcoxon, U S Newell, N D Bean. W W Walker, J B McGonigal, Samuel Lee, CH Martin. W M Edwards, Frnnlc Pingree, James Stations, C E Corporan, M McGreevy, H E Weld. Geo H Hyatt, N J Adams, I H Bullers. T P Feehan, A. Chitwood. H. E. Weld, Samuel Yousse, A J Senter, EP Worcester, W H Copeland, S S Burling-, Farming Implements. Farm and Spring Wagons, Buggies,- , Windmills, Pumps, Etc. jF'Just received another car load of goods of different descriptions. Thanking the farmers for past favors, we would solicit their further esteemed patronage. Holland gin, &c, such famous brands as Bond & Lillard, W. H. McBrayers1iand made sour mash. Guckenheiraer's Old Hermitage, Blue Grass. Etc., Etc., Ex clusively for medical purposes. E. P. Worcester will not leave Thomas county, his man friends will be glad to learn. His health was poor and he was compelled to leave work that confined him a greater portion of the time. He con templates engaging in the real estate and loan business, or go out and break prairie with his oxen. Any one having breaking to do had better see him. We understand he wants to be Mayor or something. A. F. A. M. All brothers, interested in starting a lodge of A. F. &A.(M.ln Colby, will meet in Bean's Hall in Colby on Saturday July, 17tb, 1886 at 2-80 p. m. fmmpt, take due BOtice of day and date asd govern your selves accordingly. barrels of salt at J. w. Allen & the barrel atJ.w. 100 Sons. Buy your salt b Alien & oons. Go to .7. M. Gamble & Co'.s flour and feed store for a No. lgrade of corn. The best grades of flour always on hand at Gamble's flour and feed store. The Harvest Queen flour for sale at J. M. Gamble &Co.'s flour and feed store. SPDoes a general banking business, buys and sells exchange, home and foreign, pays interest on time deposits, deals in count' and school bonds, Days special attention to the pament of taxes for non-residents. (SPA complete set of abstracts of title of Thomas count) kept in the bank. Office hours, 9 a. m. to 12 m.; f p. m. to 4 p. m. THE J. W. Allen & Sons have a fine variety of Victoria Lawns and Satins. For dry goods, boots and shoes and groceries, go to M. Donelan's. J. W. Allen & Sons are selling fine lawns, at from 5 to 20 cents. Your choice, gasoline stoves with ovens under or on top at I. H. Bullers'. Bemember M. Donelan has everything you need in the line of dry goods. Try the "Good Luck" and "the Flour of the Plains" at J. TV. Allen & Sons'. Money to loan on real estate hy Will coxon & Hovey. Remember Willcoxon & Hovey if you want,toborrow money. If you want to borrow money to prove up with, see Frank Pingree. The cheapest money on real estate in town at Willcoxon & Hoveys. jrramk i-inrree is now ageat for the old reliable Halbday wiadsSu.' See Freak before you purchse a null. Hardware p. Store -OF- LUMBER! HOWELL BROS., Proprietors. Have opened a yard in Colby and keep constant ly on hand a full and complete stock of I. H. BULLERS' HAS A FINE STOCK OF Hardware, Tinware, Cutlery, Rope, Glass, Garden Seeds, Field Seeds; and agency for the GARLAND STOVES, "THE WORLD'S BEST." The Celebrated Gasoline Stoves, Ovens under or on top. Glidden Barb Wire and Molina Imptomants. Call and examine before btrjiag. SottkotTowaWalL JJuierilI)tk Pr&Jne,ie, give us a call and be convinced that our prices are the lowest. Wheeler, Manager. FARM LOANS! ' For cheap farm loans on from onet to fire yean time, call on , .C.PORTER, Comapondent for the Equitable Fan Mortgage Company. 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