TREGO COUNTY, KANSAS

LAND RECORDS

ALBERT BAIL - No. 3626. Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. March 27, 1885. Complaint having been entered at this office by William H. Fursman against Albert Bail for abandoning his homestead entry No. 4151 dated Nov. 13, 1879 upon the ne 1-4 sec 18, tp 14 s, r 21 w, in Trego, Kansas with a view to the cancellation of said entry; the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 21st day of May, 1885 at 1 o'clock p.m. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged abandonment. 320 W. H. Pilkenton, Receiver, Osborn & Monroe, Atty's.(Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

CHARLES A. BAMBERG - Land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. March 25, 1885, No. 5234. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim and that said proof will be made before register and receiver U.S. land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan., on May 6, 1885, viz: Charles A. Bamberg, preemption declaratory statement No. 5234, for the sw 1/4 of sec 20, tp 11 s, range 25 w.

He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said laid, viz: B. O. Richards, P. Richards, John Ebeling and L. A. Fisher all of Collyer P.O. Trego County, Kans. 317. B. J. F. Hanna, Register. A. H. Blair, Att'y. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

MICHAEL R. BARNES - No. 3774. Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 11, 1885, Complaint having been entered at this office by Lowell C. Risinger against Michael R. Barnes for failure to comlpy with law as to timber culture entry no. 2981, dated June 2, 1879, upon the se 1-4 sec 24, tp 15 s, r 23 w, in Trego county, Kansas, with a view to the concellation of said entry; contestant alleging that said Michael R. Barnes wholly failed during and since third year of entry to plant five acres of said land to trees, seeds, or cuttings and wholly failed during and since third year of entry to plant five acres of said land to trees, seeds or cuttings and wholly failed to plant any part of said land to trees, seeds or cuttings since making said entry or cause the same to be done; that said tract is wholly devoid of timber or trees; the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 22nd day of May, 1885, at 1 o'clock p.m. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged failure. B. J. F. Hanna, Register. 320 W. H. Pilkenton, Receiver. A. H. Blair. Att'y. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

EDWARD H. BOWMAN - No. 3857. Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 23, 1885. Complaint having been entered at this office by Timothy Armstrong against Edward H. Bowman, Jr., for failure to comply with law as to timber culture entry no. 3284, dated Dec. 4, 1879, upon the w 1/2 se 1/4 & e 1/2 sw 1/4 sec 32, twp 14 s, r 25 w, in Trego county, Kansas, with a view to the cancellation of said entry; contestant alleging that Edward H. Bowman, jr., has failed to plant or cause to be planted the second five acres to trees, seeds, or cuttings during the fourth year of entry or at any time since making said entry; has failed to plant or cause to be planted the second five acres to trees, seeds or cuttings; the trees planted during the third year of entry having failed to cultivate or cause to be cultivated any portion of said land since the fourth year of entry; the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 9th day of June, 1885 at 9 o'clock a.m. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged failure. 322. W. H. Pilkenton, Receiver. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

JACOB C. BROWN - Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kan., April 14, 1885, No. 3123. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim and that said proof will be made before register and receiver U.S. land office at Wa-Keeney, Kansas, on May 25, 1885, viz: Jacob C. Brown, homestead application no. 2795, add. no. 5906, for the ne 1-4 sec 18, tp 13 s, r 25 w.

He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: D F Mtter, John Stewart, A. W. Purinton, and T. Courtnery, all of Banner P.O. Trego county, Kansas. 320 B J F Hanna, Register.(Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

EMERY CASS - Land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 10, 1885, No. 3103. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim and that said proof will be made before the register and receiver of the land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan., on June 23, 1885, viz: Emery Cass, homestead application no. 5521, for the e 1/2 nw 1-4 and w 1/2 ne 1-4 sec 10, tp 11 s of range 25 w.

He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: David Fouts, Charles Fouts, S. C. Robb, and James Condon, all of Collyer, Trego Co., Kan. 320. B. J F Hanna, Register. Osborn & Monroe, Atty's. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

THOMAS CHARLTON - Land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan., March 27, 1885. No. 3057 - Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim and that said proof will be made before register and receiver of the land office at Wa-Keeney, Kans. on June 6, 1885, viz: Thomas Charlton, homestead application No. 5071 for the se 1-4 sec 8, township 12 s of r 24 w.

He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: Patrick Mulloy, William Dickey, Frank Prokesh and N. Fuller all of Wa-Keeney, Trego county, Kansas. 319 B J F Hanna, Register. Osborn & Monroe, Att'ys. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

JAMES L. CHASE - No. 3776. Land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 13, 1885. Complaint having been entered at this office by J. Simpson Smith against James L. Chase for abandoning his homestead entry no. 4951, dated May 20, 1880, upon the sw 1-4 se4c 29, tp 15 s, r 23 w, in Trego county, Kansas, with a view to the cancellation of said entry; the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 18th day of May, 1885 at 1 o'clock p.m. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged abandonment. B J F Hanna, Register, W. H. Pilkenton, Receiver. A. H. Blair, Att'y. 320. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

MYRON D. CHASE - Land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan., April 9, 1885. No. 3101. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim and that said proof will be made before register and receiver U.S. land office at Wa-Keeney, Kansas on May 25, 1884, viz: Myron D. Chase, homestead application No. 5796, for the se 1-4 sec 20, tp 12 s, r 26 w.

He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: A. Hollenbeck, J. D. Colby, J. H. Jacobs, and T. K. Phillips, all of Collyer P.O. Trego, County, Kansas. B. J. F. Hanna, Register. A. H. Blair, Att'y. 320. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

CHARLES B. COLLINS - No. 3704. Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 4, 1885. Complaint having been entered at this office by Dennis Dooling against Charles B. Collins for failure to comply with law as to timber-culture entry no. 3599, dated Dec. 27, 1880, upon the nw 1-4 sec 26, tp 13 s, r 25 w, in Trego County, Kansas, with a view to the cancellation of said entry; contestant alleging that said Charles B. Collins has failed to break or plow ten acres of said land at any time since making said entry and has failed to cultivate or improve any part thereof for three years last past and has failed to plant trees, seeds or cuttings any part thereof at any time since making said entry; the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 25th day of May, 1885 at 1 o'clock p.m. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged failure. 319. W. H. Pilkenton, Receiver. Osborn & Monroe, Atty's. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

RUTH R. COMFORT - Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kan., April 7, 1885. No. 3090. Notice is hereby given that the following-named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim and that said proof will be made before register and receiver U.S. land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan., on May 25, 1885, vix., Ruth R. Comfort, heir of Henry W. Comfort, deceased, homestead application no. 5797, for the sw 1-4 sec 20, in tp 12 s of r 26 w.

He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz.: A. Hollenbeck, J. D. Colby, J. H. Jacobs and T. K. Phillips all of Collyer, P.O., Trego County, Kansas, 320 B. J F Hanna, Register. A. H. Blair, Att'y. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

JAMES R. DAVIS - U.S. Land Contest Notice No. 3812. Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 20, 1885. Complaint having been entered at this office by Benjamin F. Metz against James R. Davis for abandoning his homestead entry no. 5051, dated Sept. 28, 1880, upon the se 1/4 sec 22, tp 14 s, r 25 w, in Trego Co., Kan., with a view to the cancellation of said entry; the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 13th day of June, 1885, at 1 o'clock p.m to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged abandonment. 321 W H Pilkenton, Receiver. A. H. Blair, Att'y. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

MARTIN O. DEANE - No. 3734. Land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 7, 1885. Complaint having been entered at this office by Calvin Boyer against Martin O. Deane for failure to comply with law as to timber-culture entry No. 4182, dated Nov. 8, 1882, upon the se 1-4 sec 30, tp 13 s, range 24 w, in Trego county, Kan., with a view to the cancellation of said entry; contestant alleging that said Martin O. Deane has failed to break or plow the second five acres required to be broken thereon during the second year since making said entry or at any time, and has failed to cultivate any part whatever of said land for two years last past; the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 20th day of May, 1885 at 1 o'clock p.m. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged failure. B. J. F. Hanna, Register, Osborn & Monroe, Atty's. 319 (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

WILLIAM H. DELANCY - No. 3587. Land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. March 23, 1885. Complaint having been entered at this office by Hudson Harlan against William H. Delancy for failure to comply with law as to timber culture entry No. 4119, dated Aug. 12, 1882, upon the sw 1-4 sec 22, tp 14 s, range 23 w, in Trego county, Kans., with a view to the cancellation of said entry; contestant alleging that the said William H. Delancy has failed during the second year since making said entry, or at any other time to break or plow the second five acres required to be broken or plowed thereon and hs failed to cultivate any part thereof at any time since making said entry, and has failed to plant any part thereof to trees, seeds, or cuttings at any time since mkaing said entry; the said parties are hereby summoned appear at this office on the 18th day of May, 1885, at 1 o'clock p.m. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged failure. 319. W. H. Pilkenton, Receiver, Osborn & Monroe, Atty's. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

JAMISON C. DUNN - Land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan., April 9, 1885, No. 3102. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim and that said proof will be made before register and receiver U.S. land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kan., on May 25, 1885, viz.: Jamison C. Dunn, homestead application NO. 6266, for the ne 1-4 sec 34, tp 10 s, range 26 w.

He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: C. L. Pierson, of Collyer P.O., Trego county, Kansas, Wm. Schrader, J Q A Weller, Frank Lewis of Buffalo Park P.O. Gove county, Kansas. 320. B. J. F. Hanna, Register. A. H. Blair, Att'y. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

JOHN EBELING - Land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. March 23, 1885. No. 3045. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim and that said proof will be mde before register and receiver U.S. land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan., on May 9, 1885, viz.: John Ebeling, homestead application no. 2316, for the sw 1-4 sec 28, tp 11 s, r 25 w.

He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: Charles Bamberg, B. O. Richards, P. Richards, and C. Thiel all of Collyer, P.O. Trego County, Kansas, 317 B J H Hanna, Register, A. H. Blair, Attorney. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

JOHN EDWARDS - No. 3895. Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 29, 1885. Complaint having been entered at this office by Wm. E. Wilson against John Edwards for failure to comply with law as to timber-culture entry no. 2799, dated May 6, 1879, upon the se 1-4 sec 31, tp 15 s, range 25 w, in Trego county, Kan., with a view to the cancellation of said entry; contestant alleging that John Edwards failed to plant or cause to be planted to timber trees, seeds or cuttings any part of said tract of land since date of entry or to cultivate or improve any part of said land since 1880; the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 15th day of June 1885, at 9 o'clock a.m. to respond and furnish testimony conerning said alleged failure. B. J F Hanna, Register, W. H. Pilkenton, Receiver. 322. G. H. Smith, Att'y. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

AUGUST ELLERMEYER - Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kan., April 28, 1885 - No. 3160. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim and that said proof will be made before register and receiver of the U.S. land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. on June 6, 1885, viz: August Ellermeyer, homestead application No. 3610 for the nw 1-4 sec 34, tp 10 s of r 24 w.

He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and ultivation of said land, viz: F. H. Conger, E. H. Cole, Henry Davis, and J. M Seaton all of Wa-Keeney P.O., Trego County, Kan. 322. B. J. F. Hanna, Register, Osborn & Monroe, Att'ys. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

MARTHA ROSALIE FISHER - Land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. March 30, 1885. No. 3062. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of her intention to make final proof in suppot of her claim and that said proof will be made before register and receiver U.S. land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan., on May 19, 1885, viz. Martha Rosalie Fisher, widow of John F. Fisher, deceased, homestead application no. 4773, for the e 1/2 sw 1-4 and e 1/2 nw 1-4 sec 10, tp 11 s, r 26 w.

She names the following witnesses to prove her continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: George Richards, Geo. V. York, William Walsh and William Hastings, all of Collyer, P.O., Trego County, Kan. 319. B. J. F. Hanna, Register. John A. Nelson, Att'y. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

WILLIAM D. FRIEND - No. 3701. Land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 4, 1885, Complaint having been entered at this office by William D. Friend against Andrew McCord for failure to comply with law as to timber culture entry no. 1066, dated June 21, 1878, upon the w 1/2 ne 1-4 and e 1/2 nw 1-4 sec 2, tp 13 s, r 24 w, in Trego county, Kansas with a view to the cancellation of said entry, contestant alleging that Andrew McCord has failed to replant or cause to be replanted to trees, seeds, or cuttings any portion of said land since the fourth year of entry; that there are no trees growing on said land nor has there been any trees growing on said land since the fourth year of entry; that said land is not cultivated by said party as required by law; the said parties are hereby summoned to appeared at this offie on the 22nd day of May, 1885 at 1 o'clock p.m. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged failure. 319. W. H. Pilkenton, Receiver. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

FRANKLIN P. GILL - No. 3890. Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 28, 1885. Complaint having been entered at this office by George W. Miller against Franklin P. Gill for failure to comply with law as to timber-culture entry No. 3014, dated June 7, 1879, upon the se 1-4 sec 30, tp 15 s, r 23 w, in Trego county, Kan., with a view to the cancellation of said entry; contestant alleging that the said Franklin P. Gill has failed to break or plow or cause to be broken or plowed or to cultivate or cause to be cultivated any portion of said tract since entry, and has never at any time planted or caused to be planted any trees, seeds or cuttings on said land; the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 6th day of June, 1885, at 1 o'clock p.m. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged failure. 322. B. J. F. Hanna, Register, Osborn & Monroe, Atty's. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

CHARLES GREENWALD - No. 3773. Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 11, 1885. Complaint having been entered at this office by Christopher C. Combest against Charles Greenwald for failure to comply with law as to timber culture entry no. 2126, dated July 22, 1879 upon the nw 1-4 sec 20, tp 15 s, r 23 w, in Trego county, Kansas, with a view to the cancellation of said entry; contestanat alleging that the said Charles Greenwald wholly failed during and since third year of entry to plant 5 acres of said land to trees, seeds, or cuttings and wholly failed to plant any part of said land to trees, seeds or cuttings since making said entry or cause the same to be done; that said tract is wholly devoid of timber or trees; the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 22nd day of May 1885 at 1 o'clock p.m. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged failure. B. J. Hanna, Register. W. H. PIlkenton, Receiver. A. H. Blair, Att'y. 320. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

JACKSON M. GREINER - Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 20, 1885, No. 3134. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before register and receiver U.S. land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan., on June 10, 1885, viz: Jakson M. Greiner, homestead application No. 4867, for the ne 1-4 sec 20, tp 11 s, r 25 w.

He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: Wm. A. Wheeler, C. Bamberg, P. Pichards and W. H. Burnham, all of Collyer P.O., Trego county, Kansas. 321 B J F Hanna, Register, A. H Blair, Att'y.(Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

ANDREW HALL - No. 3712. Land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 6, 1885, Complaint having been entered at this office by Allen E. Sigler against Andrew Hall for abandoning his homestead entry no. 3981, dated July 14, 1879, upon the e 1/2 ne 1-4 and e 1/2 se 1-4 sec 2, tp 13 s r 24 w, in Trego county, Kansas, with a view to the cancellation of said entry; the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 22nd day of May, 1885, at 1 o'clock p.m. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged abandonment. 320. B J F Hanna, Register. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

ALEXANDER C. HARRIS - No. 3707. Land offices at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 6, 1885. Complaint having been entered at this office by Samuel E. strait, against Alexander C. Harris for abandoning his homestead entry no. 2402, dated Nov. 4, 1878, upon the n 1/2 sw 1/4 sec 2, tp 14 s, r 25 w, in Trego county, Kansas, with a view to the cancellation of said entry; the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 5th day of June, 1885 at 1 o'clock p.m. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged abandonment. 320 B J F Hanna, Register, Osborn & Monroe, Atty's. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

BENJAMIN JACKSON - Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kan., March 19, 1885. No. 3025. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim and that said proof will be made before register and receiver U.S. land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. on June 6, 1885, viz.: Benjamin Jackson, homestead application No. 5978 for the sw 1-4 sec 30, tp 10 s of range 23 w.

He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: A. J. Dorman, George Moseley, H. C. Moseley and S. Vandyke, all of Wa-Keeney P O, Trego county, Kansas. 317 B J F Hanna, Register. A. H. Blair, Att'y. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

SAMUEL C. KEIM - No. 3850. Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 23, 1885. Cmplaint having been entered at this office by William J. McGinnis against Samuel C. Keim for failure to compy with law as to timber-culture entry No. 3038, dated June 11, 1879 upon the nw 1/4 sec 28, twp 15 s, r 25 w, in Trego county, Kansas, with a view to the cancellation of said entry; contestant alleging that Samuel C. Keim has failed to replant or cause to be replanted the ten acres to trees, seeds, or cuttings at any time since the fourth year of entry; that there are no trees growing on said land, nor has there been any trees growing on said land since the fourth year of entry; that he has failed to cultivate or cause to be cultivated said land in any manner since the fourth year of entry; the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office the 22nd day of June, 1885, at 9 o'clock a.m. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged failure. 321. W. H. Pilkenton, Receiver. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

GEORGE W. KESSLER - Land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 10, 1885, No. 3104. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the register and receiver of the land office at Wa-Keeney, Kansas on May 23, 885, viz: George W. Kesler, homestead application No. 3495, for the ne 1/4 of sec 20, tp 12 s of range 25 w.

He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: James Power, C. A. Sperry, James H. Siebert and Larry LeBron, all of Collyer, Trego County, Kansas. 320 B J F Hanna, Register. Osborn & Monroe, Att'ys. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

CHARLES W. KIMMELL - No. 3575. Land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. March 28, 1885. Complaing having been entered at this office by Frank Halble?b against Charles w. Kimmell for failure to comply with law as to timber culture entry no. 2310, dated March 6, 1879, upon the sw 1-4 sec 26, tp 15 s, range 21 w, in Trego county, Kansas, with a view to the cancellation of said entry; contestant alleging that the said Charles W. Kimmell has failed to break or plow ten acres of said land at at any time since making said entry an has failed to plant any part, whatever of said land to trees, seeds or cuttings at any time since making said entry and has failed to cultivate any part thereof for the last five years; the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 18th day of May, 1885, at 9 o'clock, a.m. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged failure. 319. W. H. Pilkenton, Receiver, Osborn & Monroe, Atty's. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

HENRY F. LANGENOUR - No. 3875 Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 25, 1885, Complaint having been entered at this office by Peter Paulson against Henry F Langenour for failure to comply with law as to timber culture entry No. 3555 dated November 22, 1880, upon the nw 1-4 sec 32, tp 11 s, r 26 w, in Gove county, Kansas, with a view to the cancellation of said entry contestant alleging that the said Henry F. Langenour has failed to break or plow or cause to be broken or plowed a second five acres of said tract since entry, and has failed to plant or cause to be planted either the first or second five acres of said tract to trees, seeds, or cuttings at any time since making said entry, and has not broken, plowed, cultivated or otherwise improved said tract for over four years last past; the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 25th day of June, 1885 at 1 o'clock p.m. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged failure. 322 W. H. Pilkenton, Receiver. Osborn & Monroe, Atty's. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

JOHN MAGINNIS - No. 3699. Land Offices at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 3, 1885. Complaint having been entered at this office by John Veach against John Maginnis for abandoning his homestead entry Nos. 2620 and 3622, dated Dec. 7, 1878, and May 15, 1879, upon the nw 1-4 sec 6, tp 13 s, r 23 w, in Trego county, Kan., with a view to the cancellation of said entry; the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 22nd day of May, 1885 at 1 o'clock p.m. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged abandonment. 319. W. H. Pilkenton, Receiver. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

DAVID F. MATTER - Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kans. April 14, 1885. No. 3122. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof will be made before register and receiver U.S. land office at Wa-Keeney, Kansas on May 25, 1885, viz: David F. Matter, homestead application no. 3540, for the ne 1-4 sec 20, tp 13 s, r 25 w.

He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: J. C. Brown, John Stewart, A. W. Purinton, and T. Courtney, all of Banner P.O. Trego County, Kansas. 320. B. J. F. Hanna, Register. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

ISAAC L. McGARVIE - Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kan., April 29, 1885, No. 3165 - Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim and that said proof will be made before register and receiver U.S. Land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. on June 6, 1885 viz: Isaac L. McGarvie, homestead application No. 4557, for the se 1-4 sec 4, tp 13 s, r 22 w.

He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: D. Pershing, Geo. Baker, Peter Webber of Wa-Keeney, P O, Trego County, Kan. and J. W. Reynolds of Ogallah P O, Trego Co., Kan. 322 B J F Hanna, Register. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

JOHN McGEEHAN - No. 3843. Land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 22, 1885, Complaint having been entered at this office by Joseph Shortell against John McGeehan for failure to comply with law as to timber-culture entry no. 2434, dated March 22, 1879 upon the sw 1/4 sec 2, twp 11 s, range 26 w, in Gove county, Kansas, with a view to the cancellation of said entry; contestant alleging that the said John McGeehan wholly failed to plant 5 acres of said land to trees, seeds or cuttings during or since third year of entry and wholly failed to plow, cultivate or plant any part of said land to trees, seeds or cuttings since third year of entry; that said land is wholy devoid of timber or trees; the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 22nd day of June, 1885 at 9 o'clock a.m. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged failure. 321 W. H. Pilkenton, Receiver. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

JOHN McNAUGHTON - Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kan., April 1, 1885, No. 3069. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in supprt of his claim and that said proof will be made before register and receiver of U. S. land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. on June 19, 1885, viz: John McNaughton, homestead application No. 5273 for the w 1/2 nw 1-4 and n 1/2 sw 1-4 sec 28, tp 13 s r 22 w.

He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz. J. W Reynolds, S. Harvey, of Ogallah P.O. Trego county, Kan., Ben C. Rich, D. pershing of Wa-Keeney P.O., Trego County, Kan. 319 B J F Hanna, Register, John A. Nelson, Attorney. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

GEORGE W. MILLER - No. 3625. Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. March 27, 1885. Cmoplaint have been entered at this office by William H. Fursman against George W. Miller for failure to comply with law as to timber culture entry No. 1747, dated Oct. 18, 1878, upon the nw 1-4 sec 18, tp 14 s, r 21 w in Trego Co., Kan. with a view to the cancellation of said entry; contestant alleging that the said George W. Miller has failed to plant or cause to be planted the first or second five acres or any portion whatever of said tract to trees, seeds or cuttings during the third and fourth years or at any other time since entry; that said tract has been devoid of timber or living trees and no trees, seeds or cuttings have been planted thereon and no portion thereof has been broken, stirred, or cultivated since prior to Oct. 18, 1882; the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 21st day of May, 1885, at 1 o'clock p.m. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged failure. 320. W. H. Pilkenton, Register. Osborn & Monroe, Att'ys. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

PATRICK MULLOY - Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kan., March 20, 1885, No. 3033. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim and that said proof will be made before register and receiver U.S. land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan., on June 6, 1885, viz: Patrick Mulloy, homestead application No. 2523, for the se 1-4 sec 26, tp 12 s of range 24 w.

He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz George Baker, Thomas Charlton, William Dickey, Henry Davis, and Wm. Bell all of Wa-Keeney P.O. Trego Co., Kansas. 317 B J F Hanna, Register, A. H. Blair, Att'y. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

FRANK A. PHILLEO - No. 3698. Land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 3, 1885, Complaint having been entered at this office by William D. Friend against Frank A. Philleo for abandoning his homstead entry no. 4730, dated March 8, 1880, upon the se 1-4 sec 12, tp 13 s, r 24 w, in Trego county, Kansas with a view to the cancellation of said entry; the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 22nd day of May, 1885, at 1 o'clock pm. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged abandonment. 319. W. H. Pilkenton, Receiver. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

WILLIS H. POST - No. 3689. Land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 3, 1885. Cmoplaint having been entered at this office by Eustace Maude, Wa-Keeney, Ks., against Willis H. Post for failure to comply with law as to timber culture entry no. 3057, dated June 26, 1879, upon the s 1/2 ne 1/4 & n 1/2 se 1/4 sec 24, tp 14 s, r 26 w, in Gove county, Kansas, with a view to the cancellation of said entry; contestant alleging that said Willis H. Post has failed during the third and fourth years to plant or cause to be planted ten acres or any part thereof to trees, seeds or cuttings, and that said land has not been under cultivation during preceding year to 3rd day of April 1885, the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 26th day of May, 1885, at 9 o'clock a.m. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged failure. 321. W. H. Pilkenton, Receiver (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

WILLIAM H. SHOEMAKER - No. 3811. Land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 18, 1885. Complaint having been entered at this office by George S. Lonnon against William H. Shoemaker for failure to comply with law as to timber culture entry no. 1567 dated Oct. 2, 1878, upon the sw 1/4 sec 20, tp 13s r 24 w, in Trego county, Kan. with a view to the cancellation of said entry contestant alleging that the said William H. Shoemaker wholly failed during and since fourth year of entry to plant any part of said land to trees, seeds, or cuttings or to cause the same to be done, that said tract is wholly devoid of timber or trees; and wholly failed to plow or cultivate any part of said land during and since fourth year of entry; that all said failures still continue the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 6th day of June, 1885 at 9 o'clock a.m. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged failue. 321. W. H. Pilkenton, Receiver. A. H. Blair, Att'y.(Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

JOHN A. STAYT - Land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 1, 1885, No. 3069. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim and that said proof will be made before the Register and Receiver U.S. land office at Wa-Keeney, Kansas on May 16, 1885, viz: John A. Stayt, homestead application no. 4448, for the se 1-4 sec 14, tp 11, r 22 w.

He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: Chas. H. Gibbs, Thos J. Lossing, Wm. Larne, and John Kelly, all of Wa-Keeney, Kansas. 319 B J F Hanna, Register. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

FRANCIS E. STRONG - No. 3702. Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kan. April 4, 1885. Complaint having been entered at this office by Samuel B. Scott against Francis E. Strong for abandoning his homestead entry no. 3715, dated May 24, 1879 upon the nw 1/4, sec 28, tp 15 s, range 23 w, in Trego county, Kansas with a view to the cancellation of said entry; the said parties are hereby summoned to appear at this office on the 22nd day of May, 1885 at 1 o'clock p.m. to respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged abandonment. 320 W. H. Pilkenton, Receiver. Osborn & Monroe, Atty's. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

BURTON C. WEBSTER - Land Office at Wa-Keeney, Kan., March 30, 1885, No. 3063. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim and that said proof will be made before the register and receiver U.S. land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan., on May 12, 1885, viz: Burton C. Webster, homestead application No. 6369 for the sw 1/4 sec 4, tp 11 s, r 25 w.

He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: W. Norton, James Walsh, Wm. Walsh, of Elrich P.O., Graham county, Kan., and Wm. Hastings, of Collyer P.O., Trego county, Kans. 318 B. J. F. Hanna, Register. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

FRANK W. ZEMAN - Land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan., April 8, 1885, No. 3092. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim and that said proof will be made before the register and receiver of the land office at Wa-Keeney, Kan., on May 16, 1885, viz: Frank W. Zeman, homestead, application no. 5194, for the sw 1-4 of sec 20 in tp 12 s of r 24 w.

He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivatin of said land, viz: A Spena and Frank Stradal, of Bosna, Trego county, Kansas, Joseph Keraus and Charles Keraus, of Wa-Keeney, Trego county, Kansas. 319. B J F Hanna, Register. (Western Kansas World, Saturday, May 2, 1885)

FIRST KANSAS LAND COMPANY

It may also be recorded in this connection that the Closes formed the first Kansas Land Company and bought about 100,000 acres in Trego County, Kansas. In a letter from London, dated November 30, 1921, William B. Close writes:

There had been rain for three years before we bought these lands, and we sold most of them off at double the price within a year; but unfortunately a period of drought set in and the lands, being sold on time, reverted to our Company. We also bought another 100,000 acres on the Atchison Road in Kansas, near Colorado, and another 100,000 of beautiful land in the Panhandle of Texas. But unfortunately a period of drought set in, coinciding with the period of financial depression in the United States, and for a number of years there was no demand for these lands, and heavy taxes were paid each year, so that when a demand began to spring up, our friends here urged us to sell, get what money we could back out of the investment, and stop paying taxes. Had these lands been held for a year longer when the secrets of dry farming were being discovered, there would have been a large fortune waiting for the investment instead of which we did not get the whole of our money back.

At Chicago it appears that Close Brothers and Company developed a large and very successful farm loan business, borrowing money in England at from four to five per cent in those days and realizing from six and one-half to seven per cent net on their loans in this country. They had other enterprises as well, including an irrigation project at Lamar, Colorado, and the building of the White Pass and Yukon Railway in Alaska, which they financed from London.

A brief biographical statement about the four brothers who did so much to promote the settlement and up-building of northwestern Iowa will not be out of place here. The tragic end of Frederick Brooks Close occurred on the polo grounds at Sioux City, in June, 1890. James Brooks Close died on July 31, 1910. John Brooks Close, who never entered the firm but supplied it with capital, died on March 20, 1914. William Brooks Close, the sole survivor of the original partnership, was still enjoying good health, except for the effects of an operation and influenza from which he was recovering in a London hospital, when he wrote on November 30, 1921

Source: "The British in Iowa"
By Jacob Van der Zee, State Historical Society of Iowa
Published by The State Historical Society of Iowa, 1922
Transcribed by K. Torp

TREGO COUNTY TRACINGS
Edited by the Western Kansas World's
Traveling Canvasser and Correspondent
OGALLAH, Aug 5-8, 1887.

Transcribed by Kathy Haggerty

Ed. Allen, on the ne ¼ of sec. 20, t. 12, r. 22, has 15 acres of nice corn, which he thinks will make 50 bus. per acre; 5 acres of millet, which will go about 2 tons to the acre; ¾ of an acre of potatoes; 1 acre of good sorghum.

S.P. Bartlett lives ne of Wa-Keeney, on the n ¼ of sec. 2, t. 12, r. 28. He has 7 acres of fodder, 30 acres of sorghum, put at 4 ton per acre; 18 acres of millet, at 3 tons to the acre; 25 acres of oats, at 30 bus. per acre. Mr. B. has 58 head of cattle. They are in extra condition.

Just east of Mr. Shaw's on the se ¼ of sec. 34, t. 11, r. 23, lives S.T. Bartlett. Mr. Bartlett is an old settler in Kansas, and has experience enough to know that one kind of crop alone will not do to depend on here. He has three kinds of early corn, which are extra good, and a piece of common corn, which is not so good. He also has 8 acres of millet, and calls it 20 tons of hay. His potatoes are good, as are his oats and cane. He wishes it stated that the dry weather has not hurt him, but the chinch bugs have.

C.H. Benson is not a farmer. He keeps the Ogallah store, and does not want to be missed in the great write-up of Trego county. So, read the following: You can buy your goods of Benson Bros., at Ogallah, as cheaply for cash as you can anywhere in the county. They keep everything that is to be found in a first-class store. What you can't see, call for. They have it, and don't you forget it. Don't forget the place, at the Ogallah Store, Ogallah, Kansas.

W.F. Brabb is located on the ne ¼ of sec. 28, t. 11, r. 21. Mr. Brabb has 30 acres of corn, which he thinks will average 40 bushels per acre; 11 acres of oats, estimated at 25 bushels per acre, and 1 acre of extra-good potatoes. His truck patch generally is very good. Mr. Brabb has turned almost his whole attention to corn growing, and, from his crop last year and the looks of the present one, he has surely made it a grand success. He came here three years ago, in the horse business, and has made up his mind that farming is about as sure as any thing in western Kansas.

Geo. Carter in on the nw ¼ of sec. 10, t. 12, r. 22. Mr. Carter has 30 acres of late corn, which looks fresh and green, and, should it rain frequently through the present month, it will make heavy corn; otherwise, it can not. His oats and garden are fair and potatoes good. He has set out a small grove around his house, which is doing nicely. One thing we have seen here that we have not seen elsewhere - a large pumpkin patch, which looks well and is in full bloom. This is another crop that would pay in western Kansas. Pumpkins make good cattle feed.

Chas. P. Chase, on the sw ¼ of sec. 11, t. 12, r. 22, has 45 acres of corn, which he thinks will average about 10 bus. to the acre; 10 acres of millet, 3 tons per acre, and a ½ acre of good potatoes.

E.S. Coffey has the e ½ of sec. 18, t. 12, r. 21. He has about 35 acres of corn, estimated at 50 bus. per acre; 22 acres of wheat, which he has threshed, securing a yield of 17 bus. to the acre; 12 acres of oats, guessed at 50 bus. per acre. Mr. Coffey has a small patch of alfalfa and one of timothy, both of which are doing extra well. He has some peaches. The trees on his timber claim look well. He says his cattle are in as good order as he has ever had them this season.

Dan'l Countryman, the owner of the se ¼ of sec. 28, t. 11, r. 22, has 8 acres of corn, some parts of which are much better than others, but he feels sure it will average 35 bus. to the acre. He has an acre of nice potatoes. Mr. Countryman received a back pension some time ago, which will help him out some. He has bought some cattle, and is putting up all the hay he can.

H. Cutler has the e ½ of sec 20 and the w ½ of sec 21, t. 12, r. 21. He has 110 acres of corn, which he places at 40 bus. per acre; 16 acres of wheat, 8 bus. to the acre; 10 acres of oats, 22 bus. per acre; 20 acres of sorghum, about 4 tons to the acre. Mr. Cutler planted 10 acres to trees in the spring. They are extra good. His cattle are in excellent order.

W.H. Dorns, on the se ¼ of sec. 2, t. 12, r. 23, has 100 acres of corn, which will go 10 bus. to the acre; 6 acres of wheat, 6 bus. per acre; 15 acres of rye, 10 bus. per acre; 15 acres of millet, which will make 2 tons to the acre; 10 acres of oats, 20 bus. to the acre. Mrs. Dorns has a beautiful flower bed north of the house.


Jons Eklund lives on the sw ¼ of sec. 12, t. 12, r. 22. He has 25 acres of corn, which he guessed at 30 bus. per acre; 10 acres of millet and sorghum, which will make about 2 ½ tons to the acre; and 2 acres of good potatoes. His cattle are in good order.

I visited
F.O. Ellsworth's Thursday morning. He has nothing but corn to speak of, except his beautiful place. He has 60 acres of corn, which his brother-in-law thinks will average about 10 bus. per acre.

W.M. Goble, on the ne ¼ of sec. 28, t. 12, r. 21, has 32 acres of 25-bu. Corn and 1 acre of good potatoes.

A.V. Hixson lives 4 miles ne of Ogallah, on the ne ¼ sec. 8, t. 12, r. 22. He has 100 acres of corn, which he thinks will average 35 bus. to the acre. He has 25 acres of wheat, guessed at 5 bus.; 15 acres of rye, about 8 bus.; 20 acres of oats, at 50 bus. per acre; ½ an acre of good potatoes; 6 acres of millet, 1 ton to the acre; some cane, which will make 3 tons per acre. He also has a nice lot of strawberries and raspberries. He has 28 head of registered Poland China hogs. He has a pair of bronze turkeys, the gobbler of which weighs 36 pounds and the hen 18. He also has full-blooded Plymouth Rock chickens. Mr. H. has been here over a year, and his place looks like that of some old settler.

John S. Kelly is situated on the nw ¼ of sec. 12, t. 11, r. 22. Mr. Kelly has 20 acres of corn, which will probably make 20 bus. to the acre; 30 acres of oats, 30 bus. to the acre; 9 acres of sorghum, extra good; 1 acre of fair potatoes; 1 acre of pretty good melons. His hogs are doing nicely. He has 48 fruit trees set into an orchard. Mr. Kelly says he wants it understood that he never gets the blues. He thinks this is a good farming country.

W.S. Knapp, on the sw ¼ of sec. 24, t. 12, r. 22, has 9 acres of corn, estimated at 5 bus. per acre; 12 acres of millet, 1 ½ tons per acre; 5 acres of oats, 45 bus. per acre. His garden is extra good. Mr. Knapp has as fine a grove on his tree claim as there is in this end of Trego county. His cattle are fat. He has 2 good colts.

Wm. LaRue lives on sec. 14, t. 11, r. 22. He has 40 acres of fair corn. He thinks it will average 25 bus. per acre. He has 12 acres of good sorghum; 15 acres of millet, which will make 2 tons to the acre; ¾ of an acre of potatoes. His cattle are doing nicely.

W.D. Lombard, on se ¼ of sec. 2, t. 12, r. 21, has 40 acres of corn put at 25 bus. to the acre; 2 acres of sorghum, estimated at all of 4 tons to the acre, and 1 acre of pretty good potatoes. He has 16 head of cattle.

Messrs. J.P. Marquard and sons are farming the w ½ of sec. 20, t. 12, r. 21. They have in 85 acres of corn, which they think will average 35 bus. per acre; 60 acres of wheat, 18 bus. to the acre; 4 of rye, 20 bus; 10 of flax, 10 bus.; 20 acres of sorghum, about 3 tons to the acre, and an excellent garden. Their cattle are in extra good condition.

Eli McCollum is on the nw ¼ of sec. 18, t. 12, r. 21. He has 30 acres of corn, which he thinks will average 30 bus. per acre; 23 acres of wheat, which went 18 bus. per acre; a good garden; ¾ of a acre of potatoes, fair; 10 acres of oats, which will make 50 bus. per acre. He intends to put in a fair-sized crop this year. His cattle are fat. The trees around his house gives the place the appearance of some Eastern home.

Geo. McKinley, ne ¼ of sec. 10, t. 12, r. 22, has 23 acres of corn, put at 20 bus. per acre; 2 acres of millet, which will make 1 ton per acre; 1 acre of potatoes as good as the best; about 600 head of cabbages and an extra garden.

A.E. Mickel, on sec. 32, t. 11, r. 22, has 15 acres of fair corn and 25 of fodder; 1 acre of fair potatoes. His cattle are in good order. Mr. Mickel is putting up about 35 tons of wild hay.

Joshua Musgrave, Sr., lives on the se ¼ of sec. 32, t. 11, r. 21. He has 125 acres of corn, which, to the best of his judgment, will make about 35 bus. to the acre; 2 acres of good sorghum; 7 acres of millet, put at 2 tons to the acre; 2 ½ acres of potatoes, which are good; 14 acres of rye, which will yield about 7 bus. per acre; a good sized bed of beets, which he thinks will average ½ a pound a piece; yearling trees 7 ½ ft. high: seedlings 2 ¼ ft.; trees from 3 to 7 years, 15 to 20 ft. high. His cattle are in good condition, and he has 56 head of hogs. Mr. Musgrave says he feels as much encouraged in Trego county farming as he ever felt, if not more so.

J.M. Ostrander lives ne of Wa-Keeney, on sec. 36, t. 11, r. 23. He has 10 acres of fair corn. He says his millet prospect is good. His sheep are doing better than he has ever seen them do before. He has two colts which he calls extra good for their age. Mr. Ostrander says he does not expect to winter his sheep in Norton county on 18-cent corn the coming season. He thinks corn will be as cheap in Trego as in Norton county this year.

Foster Palmer lives on the sw ¼ of sec. 34, t. 11, r. 22. He expects to have about 1,200 bus. of corn off 30 acres; ½ an acre of fair potatoes; 4 acres of oats, about 50 bus. per acre; 6 acres of millet, 1 ½ tons to the acre.

W.H. Palmer, on the w ½ of sw ¼ of sec. 26, t. 12, r. 22, has 15 acres of fair corn, 12 acres of millet, which will go for 3 tons to the acre; ¼ of an acre of potatoes and 1 acre of extra good timber.

Ed. Phillips lives on the ne ¼ of sec. 8, t. 12, r. 21. He has 46 acres of corn, estimated at 30 bus. per acre; 3 acres of extra sorghum, which will make 4 or 5 tons to the acre; 3 acres of good, large potatoes; about 100 cabbages; 1 acre of sweet corn; 3 bus. of sweet potatoes and a good garden. Miss Ida has raised about 2 bus. of peanuts.

Thos. Powell, living on the sw ¼ of sec. 28, t. 11, r. 22, has 30 acres of corn, which he thought would make 40 bus. per acre if he had rain soon. The rain came last night, and I hope the gentleman will not be disappointed. He has 2 acres of potatoes, which he calls extra. He has ½ acre of watermelons in partnership with Mr. Harrower, which are as good as have been seen so far.

C.C. Ridgeway has the w ½ of sec. 28, t. 12, r. 21. His corn field of 30 acres he thinks will go 40 bus. to the acre. He has 3 acres of potatoes, and 1 acre of extra-good melons. Mr. Ridgeway has rented out 200 acres of ground this year, which was planted to corn. He says he has as good an opinion of Kansas as ever, and that it was always good.

Frances Ridgeway rented the Barnes place last spring, and planted 40 acres of corn there which he tells us is very fair, but he would not like to guess as to what it would make, as it is late. It is not damaged yet by the dry weather, but he does not know that it will not be.

T.C. Roberts lives on the sw ¼ of sec. 18, t. 12, r. 21. Thomas has 25 acres of nice corn, which he thinks will make 25 bus. per acre, and 10 acres of good millet. The whole amount of his ground under cultivation is in the neighborhood of 60 acres.

J.B. Ruppee has a part of sec. 28, t. 11, r. 21. He has 50 acres of corn, which he estimates at 35 bushel to the acre; 10 acres of wheat, which he guessed at 6 bus. per acre; 3 acres of potatoes, which are hard to beat, and 2 acres of melons, which can not be beaten. He has 800 cabbages, which are good. Mr. Ruppee has locust trees which have grown 5 feet this summer from the broken roots of other trees.

R. Shank lives on C.H. Gibbs's place. Mr. Shank has 120 acres of corn, part of which is extra good. He says he has 50 acres which will make 50 bus. per acre. His millet crop is good, and his melons are fair. Mr. Shank has been here a year. He likes this country very much. He says any man who will put his corn is with a lister, and keep it clean, can raise it every time. Mr. Gibbs's sheep are at the ranch and are doing uncommonly well.

Hiram Shaw is located on sec. 26, t. 11, r. 22. He says he has as good a prospect for corn as he ever had. He has 5 acres of good sorghum, a good truck patch, a nice sage bed, 100 bus. of potatoes, nice peas and beans, four acres of fairly-good red clover, and 55 acres of corn and sorghum which he will mow for feed. His cattle are in splendid condition.

Jas. Snelling, on the nw ¼ of sec. 20, t. 11, r. 22, has 8 acres of good corn and some good sorghum and potatoes.

Mr. C.W. Sweet has ½ of sec. 18, t. 11, r. 22. He says he is farming 100 acres. Mr. Sweet has an excellent crop of sorghum. He thinks his cattle are as fat as he has ever seen them.

Leaving Ellsworth's to the southwest, I next came to W.P. Shaw's, on the sw ¼ of sec. 34, t. 11, r. 23. Mr. Shaw has in a fair crop of corn, sorghum, oats and millet, all of which are in fair condition for this year.

L. Warne, of sec. 24, t. 11, r. 22, has 30 acres of corn, which will yield 30 bus. to the acre; 7 acres of millet, 3 tons to the acre; 1 acre of good potatoes; ½ an acre of trees in nursery row, which are good, and 52 head of cattle in good living order.

Chas. Warner lives on the ne ¼ of sec. 16, t. 12, r. 22, in Wa-Keeney township. He has 25 acres of corn, put at 35 bus. per acre; 5 acres of millet, which will make 2 tons to the acre; ½ an acre of good potatoes; half an acre of splendid melons.

C.C. Yetter's place joins the Ogallah town site on the west. He has 65 acres of good corn; about 4 acres of oats, which yielded in the aggregate 130 bus.; some millet, about 3 acres of potatoes. Mr. Yetter has an excellent stand of timber on his claim, which shows that he understands his business.


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