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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Thomas County cat. — 15 December 1887

THOMAS COOTTY CAT. JOSEPH A. GILL, Editor. COLBY. KANSAS. SCHOOL-TIME. Oh ! the busy buzz and chatter Of these little girls and boys; Finding booUs. and slates and school-bags Putting up the scattered toys. .Sharpesir g the box of pencils, Polishing each rosy face; Brushing ba.r, and shos, and jackets, While the questions fly apace: "Mother, hear my definitions. Beech a tree. The strip ot sand That borders ocean, lake or sea, Is also called the beach, or strand," -"And non- I'll say my little piece. It's all about that man called 'Great'; 1 make believe that I'm the Pa. And that my boy Is Robbie Tate. 44 And Robbie asks: 'How big this man was? (Alexander 'tis, you know), And then I say: ''Twas not his stature, But his deeds that made him so!"' "And, moficr, tell me where is Spain! Vo looktdand looked, and can not find, Dear me! I ha J the Aaia map. I see it no:! "Well never mind. ""We're oil. But please, this button sew; I meant to till you, but forgot I know I'm l.ttle, 'careless K...

Publication Title: Thomas County Cat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Thomas County cat. — 15 December 1887

,Mtt'aafawgyJsa;!aEMb ggs E ,V : ..ve" ,.. . n"BPi" BBHHHB9I sfcsasagsS&lsecsssasaaas l""r" '' ' i . i i i .mi iinr.juj..j-'yr?'-;l'yi ' ' , THE THOMAS COUNTY CAT. OFFICIAL COUNTY AND CITr PAPER. Thomas Co. Cat Publishing Co. JOSEPH A. GILL, Editor. 31. Sadi Cornot was elected presi dent of France at Versailles on. Dec. 3d. The present House of Representa tives consists of 168 democrats, 157 republicans and 4 independents. Chicago is selected as the place for holding the next national republican convention, and June 17, 1S88, the day chosen for meeting. President Cleveland,in his message, has committed the democratic party to the free trade policy. The next campaign will be conducted on the is sue of free trade versus protective tariff. The democratic leaders must now go before the country as out and out advocates of free trade. COLBY SCHOOLS. CHRISTMAS TREE. AT THE ARMORY, DE' IJST OK COJr Committee to er J. B. 3Iornson son. J. w. Bradbir C' Illinois has had a singular phenom n...

Publication Title: Thomas County Cat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Thomas County cat. — 15 December 1887

s Cat Supplement. THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 1887. Turn of the Tide. Winter seems upon us in earnest now. W. H. Copcland, Esq., left this morn ing for a business trip to Oberlin. 100.000 bushels of corn wanted at the Palace Feed Store Burling & Lovitt. Services at the Presbyterian church next Sabbath at 11 a. m. Sabbath school at 10 a. m. Mrs. R. V. Behmer and child arrived in Colby last week, Mr. and Mrs. Beh mer will reside here hereafter. Snow Tuesday night. No end to the fun at the play. Be sure to be there. Pros. Attorney Willcoxon left for To peka, Kansas, on Tuesday. F. 6. Laubach and family have taken up their residence in our city. A Christmas tree will be planted at the Peaslee school house in 7-83 on Christnns Eve. A New Year's festival held at the same place New Year's Eve. Everybody invited and a good time expected. The first claim protest case at Colby, Washbourne vs. Giese. has been decided at Oberlin in favor of Fred Giese, vhicb is not more than just. This should be a p...

Publication Title: Thomas County Cat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Thomas County cat. — 15 December 1887

Cat Supplement. Holiday Announcement THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 1887. 1 itwrnkm Good judgment can' be used in selecting a 'gift for father, mother, brother . or sister. Combine the useful with the beautiful and you will find at our store just what you want. "What a good, kindly, generous custom it is, and how the ties of friend ship or affection are drawn still closer by a little token of remembrance. Look through our stock of Dress Goods, Cloaks, Jerseys, Shawls, Cloth ing, Hats, Fur Caps, Bordered and Silk Handkerchiefs, Silk and Cashmere Mufllers, Kid Gloves, Pocket Books, Suspenders, Damask Table Cloth, Nap kins, Towels, Stand Covers, Bed Spreads, Laces, Fancy Hair Pins, Ribbons, lluchings, Handbags, Valises, Hoods, Toboggans, Brushes, Wool Mittens, Ladies' and Gents' Linen Collars and Cufls, Gents' Ties and Scarfs, Cuff and Collar Buttons, Dishes, Boots and Shoes, and among some of these j'ou will find just what will please your friends and make them think more of you than ever. A Big ...

Publication Title: Thomas County Cat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Thomas County cat. — 15 December 1887

H5SS3SaBaww5awsaEsaE&sa32ra5Sss i iGuucij; . MARKETING BUTTER. Methods of Packing and Preserving la Tie Here and in Europe. Onr butter export tradylike our Unr butter export trnay-iiKe our juhth5 "- . foj up-rted--market for dry gooTls. has been injured, Lincoln's trait. ' f S2- by poor packing. Thousands of pac- ages have been ruineg pcause oi ., economv, ana exporters, insicauot re - :.:"i..Mm. n.tnn.. lifim n11v had to pay expenses of transportation of. hnsiilps Insincr the total value OI their goods. However, our dairymen are gradu ally learning the art of preserving and packing, and a few hints here may help to improve matters still more. When butter is sold in retail quan tities to consumers direct, and the idea of attracting good customers and high prices is uppermost, strict attention must be paid to a healthy, uniform ap pearance. But any artificial ingredi ents to secure color will soon be de tectedhence should be avoided. Cus tomers who arc willing to pay well for a g...

Publication Title: Thomas County Cat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Thomas County cat. — 15 December 1887

LOMBARD CO. CAPITAL STOCK, $1,250,000. F. C. Finnerty, Agent, NYESTMENT Offers the best terms ever given on Farm Loans in Thomas count-. Privilege of paying off the loan before it is clue, also their privileges in the payment of interest not given by other companies. I can make you a farm loan p that your intejest will cost youonly six per cent for 5 years : the remaining 5 per cent to be paid at the end of the loan. For the use of this 4 per cent I will charge you 6 per cent per annum. In this way your interest is very iight during the first few years while you are breaking out and getting your laud into a good state of cultivation so that it will bring you in a good income. LOANS ON SECOND MORTGAGES ON LAND. -1 TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS to loan on chattel security and second mortgages on land on us favorable terms as can be found anywhere, before 3-011 make the loan. Yours truly. If you intend making either farm or chattel loan, don't fail to call and get my terms 7. C STZXTXTXHT?. THE...

Publication Title: Thomas County Cat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Thomas County cat. — 15 December 1887

- CT-g?gtjPv . - ; - HUJU-UJ-'Sw,- --" X.mmYaimMPiwmmrm i v V BELIGIOUS BEAIHNQ. THE BURDEN-BEARER'S SONG. Til drop my burden at Hia feet, And bear a sons away." Over tho nnrroTr foot-path That led f rota my lowly door, I went with a thought of the Master, As oft I had walked before. My heart was heavily laden, And with tears my eye3 were dim; But I U new I should lose the burden Could I get a glimpse of Him. It was more than I could carry. If I earned It all alone: And none in my hou?c might share It Only One on tho throne. Jt came between mo and pleasure, Between my work and me: But our Lord could understand It, And His touch could set me free. Over the trodden pathway. To the fields all shorn and bare, I went w ita a step that faltered, And a face that told of care. I had lost the 1 sht of the morning. With its shimmer of sun and dew; But a gracious look of the Master "Would the strength of morn renew. "While yet my courage wavered. And the sky buforo me blurred, I heard a voice ...

Publication Title: Thomas County Cat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Thomas County cat. — 15 December 1887

!& fW vsp--- W !.'' tV. I V .l foe ora young ke adees. A LOST DOLL BABY. My doll baby's missing Since earliest morn; Sometimes I'm sorry She ever was bora. rve hunted and hunted All over the house, In crannies and nooks Too small for a mouse; Down in the meadow And under the trees Ask'd all the butterflies, Ask'd all the bees. "Where is the bell-man? Oh! what shall I do? Get out a hand-bill? Pray, sir, would you? Mamma's not worried; For, as I went past, AH that she said was: "Where had you her last!" Doesn't she suppose That if I knew I'd ko and get her "Without this ado? -frank If. Slauffer, in Good JTouteltepinff. CARELESS LUCY. Some Funny Mistake, and One That Had No Laugh In It. Lucy Lockwood was eight years old; and I suppose you never saw a little girl who could skip a rope or run a race any faster than she could, or one who could learn her lessons any hotter wheu she tried. There was the trouble with L'icy; she did not always try. She had a sad habit of "thinking of some...

Publication Title: Thomas County Cat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Thomas County cat. — 15 December 1887

m1gmmSferr:.rrZjE3sXmSi3SKKmmm SnnJ&lJH j. i - -. iiiirrrffi-rfti-i-1,-"a"""a""" ' '"' '"" ' ",21 -uli. ri'n,"";Tr n.ffli'TM numi' i THOMAS COUNTY, KAS. THE FUTURE TOWN OF NORTHWEST KANSAS. It is situated on a beautiful divide between the North Sappa and Beaver rivers, and is surrounded by the finest agricultural lands i the state. It is on the line of the Rock Island, and the Colby & Northwestern R. R. surveys. The latter company having complete tne srare. ins on me nne ji mc i , , .. ., - , ..v. wmauj uaviug -uuiuier.ee -. ii 11 . T i.1 4- U minrr coooAr-i I Haia ot- cflll rf P n 1 n QTQ tnr 3 CfCCi( horHviroi- 4-- 1 1! itsJine to colby, win extend norm west mc iihiS ocn. x.v. a. o,m v -&uuait oiuic, auu anve newspaperman. Any information cheerfully furnished by applying to any of the following: M.S. Budlong, President; J. c. Stowell, Vice President; W. S: Ferguson, Secretary, Colby, Kansas. . . C. H. Martin, President. James S. Warden, Vice-Pres. M. Donelan, 2d A. Hal...

Publication Title: Thomas County Cat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Thomas County cat. — 22 December 1887

- ?W. f3Z?-iv- 5 Iv wfca-r. a 1 vy OOUHTy N V ' ' -r-y WCiKr Cat. . -J VOL. III. NO. 41. COLBY. THOMAS COUNTY, KANSAS. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 22, 1887. CHRISTMAS NUMBER.-12 PAGES. 1.50 PER YEAR. I CROW FOR THE- -5 &- "L? Thomas HL -RED PRONTO S.-U- B? V. i TATE & M&BQiST Are Right-at the Front with Every thing in the Grocery line 3i , that a family needs or can desire, and at such low prices as make life easy and comfortable for their customers. Staple and Fancy Groceries, Flour, Provisions, Glassware, Queensware, Wooden and Willowware, And our customers all say that THE '. RED '. FRONT WEARS :: WELL ! Both in the quality of the goods and the price asked. For the Holiday Trade we have on hand a most elegant line of Fine Confectionery. We sell more sugar, coffee, tea, etc., for one dollar than any other house in Colby. Flour of all the standard grades on hand. Agency for the celebrated Hays City Flour. Whole saling job lots of groceries a specialty. Country Produce bought and...

Publication Title: Thomas County Cat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Thomas County cat. — 22 December 1887

pfcaKsasaesjflii mjmmmm fssSS:: , It THOMAS COUNTY CAT. JOSEPH A. GILL, Editor. COLBY. KANSAS. Their Wonderful Sagacity, Courage and Strength. When a full-grown elephant, stung to fronz' by three or four wounds, turns at bay on you, look out! He is more to be feared than any other beast n earth, and the hunter who escapes him must depend upon luck or acci dent. There was a period of three years -when I was regularly employed by an English house at Zanzibar to hunt for ivory, and 1 was fitted out in the most liberal manner, and permitted to go in any direction inland. The main object "Was to secure tusks, and I sent enough of them to Zanzibar to seemingly sup ply the markets of the world for iifry years. Something is written every day of the tame elephants the hi". good-natured beasts of the circus and the zoological gardens but very little is written of the wild ones, "i had opportunity to study them under all sorts of circumstances, and have never been satisfied with the accounts i...

Publication Title: Thomas County Cat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Thomas County cat. — 22 December 1887

m t m ' ft"" r-,?'"" -er V-J" "' jrysp 'K ft- THOMAS COUNTY CAT. JOSEPH A. CILL, Editor. COLBY. KANSAS LIKING AND DISLIKING. You -who know Ujh reason, tell me How it is that iutinct still Prompts the heart to like or like cot At its own capricious will? -Tell mc by what hidden magic Our impressions first are led Into liking or disliking. Oft before a word be said? "Why should smiles sometimes repel us? Bright eyes turn our feelings cold? "What is that which come to tell us All that gutters is not gold? O. no feature plain or striking, liut a power we can not shun, Prompts our liking or disliking Ere acquaintance hath begun. Is it instinct or some spirit Which protects us and controU Every impulse we inherit IJy some sympathy of souls? Is it instinct, is it nature. Or some freak or fault of chance, "Which our liking or disliking Limits to a single glance? Like presentiment of danger. Though the sky no shadow flinf Or that inner sense, still stronger. Of unseen, unuttcrcd things? Is i...

Publication Title: Thomas County Cat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Thomas County cat. — 22 December 1887

Swej-s scry -irittfnm0xsinissftifnBB-nnum"u n,i ; ",S,?,S&--'VmSi- v&i ' - 5fs THE THOMASJOUNTY CAT. OFFICIAL COUNTY AND CITY PAPER. Thomas Co. Cat Publishing Co. A bill has been introduced in Con gress which provides for the expulsion of any foreigner who talks treason. If this becomes a law such foreign ras cals as Most will be gotten rid of. Abilene Gazette: "Kansas has two unique newspapers; the 'Brick Bat,' of Atchison county, and the 'Thomas Cat of Thomas county. They ought to be brought together." The supreme court of Kansas has decided that any person in the lawful and bona fide possession of intoxicat ing liquor may use it as he sees fit; he may drink it himself or give it away, but he cannot by any shift or device in selling or giving away lawfully ev ade the provisions of the statute pro hibiting the sale of intoxicating liq our. They hold that a person cannot be convicted under section 1(J, of the prohibitory act of 18S1, for keeping in his nousc, store, or in a ...

Publication Title: Thomas County Cat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Thomas County cat. — 22 December 1887

. -"" " - " "y-'1"- -""" "'-:-- - . J..J --. .w nwjattgajfTm. jtow-.iAjitatj a, . .".tTV.' KigLSES TTrlZlT'iL .. ' WZZ ' '" ' "Sm.s.'l'T. ' ' J 'JJIJ.'V' ': 'IT."" "J? ' : 'Z'lm JTwT . . r ' J" -.1". J B.'?W ' 1 1 i yi i i m , .i ji ma, i i .-. Z3CB . , JTL11 , J ., , J J -SMi HHnEnn r ?'. Mi 'Wlfiiil ' ilMA11!1! frinlf W Vihil 'f ht IJhtfiiiWlFWM S'Vs"Hi iiSS V- -'-. 2f i 1 r v THE HEART-CHAIN. I ICK tock, tick s toe's. There's peace in the fire-light s gleam: 2Jy pulse beats soft with the pulse oi the clock. Anil mr snirit fills Sweet -wife sits there in the lieht. Oa her bosom our darling at rest. With her own floll-habe UDDaraled in white Caspea close to her innocsnt breast .And tick tock, tick a tock, The close of Chnstrass is sweet. Old memories come back in a soft-hned flock, Keeping pace with the penoulains beat; .And I am far back in the days. And again on my own mother's breast ;Ue havesed Iron ill and all life's sad ways. Like one on the Isles of the Blest. Then up throug...

Publication Title: Thomas County Cat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Thomas County cat. — 22 December 1887

IteJtiLiWi r.iSaia9fVgg 3 . iif ' . a J''$. "5 '?! -5- t at t7 fcj,i 1 a " v ' ts i '-ifc?r;ff , " J'- r - - v. , . v . '? v'v1. 3 .?&: - i t-TC fO ;VdBS R- -m .. f wis. " 'SaWS'-fl? ; -' s - -e-3-&, i f ir ;j ?J Holiday Announcement Cat Supplement. of J.LIHM Good judgment can be used in selecting a gift for father, mother, brother or sister. THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 1887. Combine the useful with the beautiful and you will find at our store just what you want. What a good, kindly, generous custom it is, and how the ties of friend chip or affection are drawn still closer b- a little token of remembrance. Look through our stock of Dress Goods, Cloaks, Jerseys, Shawls, Cloth ing, Hats, Fur Caps, Bordered and Silk Handkerchiefs, Silk and Cashmere Mufllers, Kid Gloves, Pocket Books, Suspenders, Damask Table Cloth, Nap Inns, Towels, Stand Covers, Bed Spreads, Laces, Fancy Hair Pins, Ribbons, lluchings. Handbags, Yalises, Hoods, Toboggans, Brushes, Wool Mittens, Ladies' and Gents' Linen ...

Publication Title: Thomas County Cat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Thomas County cat. — 22 December 1887

f j v t. tT "? V'V'?"? - i r-tr' p-ea .tyi 1 1 tf v;t 1 r 1 is -jfc v i 4 COLBY! The flourishing COUNTY OF limiiN lnl), Now A Population of l,ooo People, and is rapidly growing- in population, business and wealth. W ffolby ranck IS- 01 b 1 rp "g D r. From Oakley, Trains are Running Each A 10,000 Brick Large BRICK BUSINESS BUILDINGS, rr 7 And many handsome residences are building in the city. As a pleasant place of residence, or a point in which to do bus iness, Colby has few equals and no superior in western Kan sas Thomas county is as fine an agrii Utural country as any in the west, and as a field for the estal hshmeat of a home, or for investment, offers splendid inducer tents. To visit Thom as county and Colby means to become interested in their future, and for that reason strangers and investors are seek ing the city. BOOKS, any literature of th day at the most trifling expense. i the price at which they are here offered. Each Weaiere f tke Werlak XaTcaAi. An Oms. Con taloa 4oae...

Publication Title: Thomas County Cat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Thomas County cat. — 22 December 1887

HHaBaaBBHBBBHHHVBMB . . lMMHBBHHHHMMHiHaMMBMHPVWRIMVVISIW 3&aijBSBiEfcft422SWWi mmmmamsemsmm ,i a? v -. -iiliMSi Pp-.SB HiVfi 1i l)ffr Tfl In mm , -,, ,,,., I-.. .llJ1a '-'-..'.'J,r- ' ,, rnrl xmsn-i.--nm. "" .,,-'-' , , ' ' ' i"i-o '.'fTSRlHH i.T ) J , .1 I - -'' --- ,- m r - -m ' - r : nssssanammnnmi . WW . - FROM A MOTHER'S DIARY. A Christmas I'oem. HAT t'dings I bare heard to-day! They say my boy will soon be well That on his check will cease to burn The fever-Ares. They strangely tell Ills waited strength will all return In pastures green where, undistressed, He shall lie down to perfect rest: And One will lead his tired feet Where flow the ccol life-giving springs. And fresh the balmy air will blow With healing in its Hcatenly wings; The views of Time, denied below From heights cxilted will be seen Bathed in a never-lading sheen. How blurred mine eyes not to have known The angel stamp upou his face 'Till now. nor caux'ut a single "-ay Of all the light that filled the place...

Publication Title: Thomas County Cat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Thomas County cat. — 22 December 1887

vy- --$. .- LOMBARD INVESTMENT CO. CAPITAL STOCK, $1,250,000. I F. C. Fimierty, Agent, I 3 -j r&t & Offers the best terms ever given on Farm Loans in Thomas county. Privilege of paying off the loan before it is due, also their privileges in the payment of interest not given by other companies. I can make you a farm loan so that 3'our intejest will cost you only six per cent for 5 years : the remaining 5 per cent to be paid at the end of the loan. For the use of this 4 per cent I will charge you 6 per cent per annum. In this way your interest is very light during the first few j-ears while you are breaking out and getting your laad into a good state of cultivation so that it will bring you in a good income. LOANS ON SECOND MORTGAGES ON LAND. 4. v ' I If TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS to loan on chattel security and second before you make the loan. Yours truly, THE THOMAS COUNTY CAT. JOSEPH A. GILL, Editor. OAKLEY & COLBY RAILWAY. OAKLEY TO COLIJY. TIMETAIII.E.VO. 1. To take effect ...

Publication Title: Thomas County Cat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Thomas County cat. — 22 December 1887

MBBBMBBBBBBBMammmmamaamammamaa ' mmmmBmmmmmmmmmmKammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmjuMiJ.m . . -. .-rasgaasaggs 1 1 "jilTSSHBBbi" ' " iwMraBftp',"M"''"r i i ' nraanimmsaaiiifiaaama WOMAN'S DEPABTMENT. LET THEM VOTE. stble Article oa Woman' Worth, Her Work aad AbUities. Women ought to accomplish the 2ftty of voting. It is an easy thing to teach, an easy JaTag to learn selfishness, and call it ixwmanlinefis. Tkcre are plenty to say or to hear f&e'saying, "The world is God's, not thine; let Him work out a change, if change must be." Take thine ease wuder thine own vine and tig-tree. Oct liic orld rush on its way to sor row, to sin. to shame. What should stick a fragile form as thine do to stop or stay it? Ixt gilded hells be opened on all ?4es to lure thy sons and thy ncigh tMrs1 eons to gamble away their carn xgs, the support of a home; to draw ffcera to arms that will embrace only to poison, sending them back to innocent suul unconscious arms that will be poisoned in turn; to put to the mout...

Publication Title: Thomas County Cat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Thomas County cat. — 22 December 1887

fmfW: ft THE FIRST NIHILIST. Story or the WonW-Be Assassin of Catha rine II- of Ituxsia. The well -known German writer, Saclicr-Masocb, gives in a recent num ber of the licvue Politique cl Lit- teraire an interesting account of Tschoglokoff, the first Nihilist. He was a member of a secret society which succeeded the famous society of the "Besimcnje" or "Anonymes." which was formed in the reign of Peter 1IL of Rus3ia- This Emperor was an ardent admirer of Frederick the Great of Prussia, and was hated by many of his subjects, not only on account of his incompetency as a ruler, but chief ly because of his efforts to introduce, especially into the army, German offi cers and customs. Although entrance into the society could only be obtained by enduring the severest proofs and by taking a terrible oath, it speedily became very large, numbering among its members persons from every rank. .Finally the wife of the ill-fated Peter himself was won, through the influence of the beautiful Princes...

Publication Title: Thomas County Cat
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Kansas, United States
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