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September 3d, 1683.
According to promise I will send you a few lines
It is warm and dry. People are praying, "give
us a rain."
Corn Is tolerably good; but would have been
better bad we gotten another rain. Mr. Shatto
has thlrty-slx acres which, he thinks, will yield
at the least calculation, sixty bushels per acre.
"Wheat is turning out much better than was
Mr. Dave Horn's house is being plastered and
will soon be ready for use. Dave Is one or our
energetic, go-ahead young men; and we hope that
he and his estimable lady may live long to enjoy
their desirable home..
Your correspondent called to see J. Markley's
new barn a lew days ago. It Is a good building,
40 by 48 feet, and adds much to the value of Mr.
M.'s beautiful farm. One by one the straw sheds
are being torn down and good buildings erected
In their stead. Let the good work continue.
We regret to learn that Mrs. Anne Hughes has
rented her fine farm with the intention of mov
ing to town. Mrs. n. Is one of our noble women.
She lost her husband In the Custer massacre of
1876, and with her children came to Kahsas in
J880. She has one of the best farms on Turkey
Creek. While we regret to see her leave our
midst, our best wishes go with her.
Colonel Swlgart's folks were aroused last night
by some one hollowing "hello!" Atllrstthey
were much surprised, but soon found that It was
F. H, Murcer who had come to give Mike an in
vitation to a dance. As It was then 12 o'clock Mike
concluded It was too late to go, and throwing
himself back on his couch was soon in the land
School begins In Dlst. No. 10 next Monday, with
J. S. Ford, teacher. It behooves parents to see
that their children are In school every day.
Mr. Editor, I have written too much already.but
I must not close without saying that theJJE
flectok has made" very favorable Impressions In
this township and we bespeak lor It a hearty
support from the good people of Newborn.!
SEFrnMBER 3d, 1883.
Jacob Bushey and Will Kapp have returned
from Colorado and will spend the winter here
wlh their friends.
Who did ttie carpenter work for Uncle Sam
last Saturday night.
How about that call, signed A. W. IUce and one
Wright, for a non-partlzan convention at Junc
tion, to nominate a District Judge. John, you
can't fool the pumpkin buskers that way; the
lemonade is too thin; heap much big fools they
would be to bite at such bait.
Some kind of a show at the school house this
evening, Rev. Northup, of Chapman, presiding.
Suppose the Lord has gone Into the show busi
ness; If so, the hoodlums who disturbed the peo
ple last Saturday evening, at the school house,
had better stand from under.
Our school commences this morning, C. II.
Mr.Geo. Waterstradt has taken a position at
the depot as assistant to Mr. Byres, Ag't. Geo.
being a nrst-class young man all wish him suc
cess in learning the railroad business.
David Taylor, telegraph operator here, will, in
a short time, leave here to take a position in the
Salina pfflce. Sorry to lose David, for he was one
of the best boys that ever jerked lightning.
A good many will attend the fair at Bismarck
Mr. Munsell's new house is almost finished. It
will add considerable to the appearance of this
WILLOWDALE, SKIT. 3d, 1883.
A man needs not be an optimist or a land agent
Jto give a glowing account of Willowdale. The
threshing machine Is telling the tale about small
grain: Wheat 30 to 40 bushels per acre; oats 40
to 60 bushels, and Bye good In proportion. As to
corn, well, sir, In the language of Sir W. Scott's
Dominie, "it's prodigious;" potatoes are also a
heavy crop. Land has increased In value In the
last year $3.00 per acre and is still going up. La
borers are scarce, and wages high, which Is a good
Indication of the prosperity of a district. New
houses, barns, and gralnaries are being built on
Greeley's advice to young men to go west,would
have no weight here. We are more in the mood
of a noted English statesman, who, after the
passing of the Beform Bill of 1832 said "rest and
be thankful." smsro.
Mr. Shaeffer's store and haU will be under roof
this week. It Is the finest building in town. A
grand opening is expected soon.
The Brass Band have received their instru
ments and are practicing with all their might.
They arc Improving nicely under the instruction
of Prof. Klrcherslde.
Mr. Anderson, our County Surveyor, has plat
ted Henquenett's addition to Hope: Broadway
is 100 feet wide and the other streets 80 feet; the
Park is 300x3-20 feet, surrounded by lOOand 80
feet streets, intended for business lots fronting
on them. The Park has natural advantages sel
dom found In a central part of town. It slopes
E. S. and W. on a beautiful ridge, surrounded
with nice groves of young trees.
Mr. Hostetter immediately secured a choice lot
for a fine residence on the N. E. corner of the
Park; .Mr. ShaefTer on the N. W. corner, Messrs.
Saxtpn and Boss, lot 8 on Broadway, facing the
Park; Mr. Eiddley lot 11, on Broadway.
Mr. Shockey and Co., of Abilene were in Hope
last week looking for a corner lot to move their
headquarters here (hardware.)
Mrs. Morris Is waiting for carpenters to build
her millinery store.
Mr. Crosby has commenced building up ids
new store. .
Our hotel Is crowded every day and it would
pay to'bulld another pne, as it is certain that
the railroad Is coming. It Is asserted that the
T. S. W. K. Itfwlll haul wheat for 15 miles west
of Council Grove in two weeks from now.
The artesian well will be commenced this week
to furnish the Park and city with water.
Hands are very scarce. Parties making hay
alone and builders obliged to dig their own cel
Mr. Brady, of Enterprise, was here the other
day with an eye to business.
J. May and John Wood are back from the East
Kansas the best state.
It is a boy, exclaimed Mrs. Forest to the hap
py father, John McLaren.
It is our intention to give the demo
crats of Dickinson county a paper that
they will "be proud of, and while doing
so we expect a support from them com
mensurate with the undertaking. , "We
also intend to make the Reflector
worthy the support of the republicans
and the public generally, and we trust
that all will give us a liberal share of
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED ABOUT
Worth of Fall and Winter Goods, bought
direct from the manufacturers and im
porters in Chicago, New York and
Boston, under the most favora
ble circumstances, and we
are perfectly safe in
saying to the citi
zens of Dickinson
and adjoining counties that we have the
largest stock ot general mercnanuise ev
er brought into Dickinson County.
And we simply invite you to
come and see for yourselves
the truth of our
We Carry a Complete Line of
Boots and Slaoes,
Hats anol Caps, ,..
H ar war e,
Stoves and Tinware,
ALSO -A. FXJUilj LINE OF
We are Agents for the Moline, Weir and Hapgood Plows
and Sulkies; the J, I. Case Agitator, which is the best
threshing machine in use. In Wind Mills we offer you the
Baker, the Iron Monitor and the Challenge, which are be
yond all doubt the best makes in the market.
Thanking the public for past favors we hope, by square
dealing and close attention to business, to merit a continu
ance of the same.
Hal H F "W f "WtT. VTT Bl
A large and magnificent stock of Fall and
Winter Clothing just being opened by
HAZLETT & CO.
This space reserved for
T. C. Mclnerney's
advertisement next week,
Now Is the time to purchase, before the gen
eral advance occurs this fall.
GEO. H. FREEMAN",
No. 8, Broadway St. (Up Stairs.) 1 lm
STJBSCBIBE P0B THE ABILENE
BEELECTOB. $1.50 PEB YEAB.
THE PALM LEAF PLUG
AND THE NEW YARA
5 CENT CIGAR,
FOUND ONLY AT THE
JACOB VAKDEBBILT, Pro. By