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I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the
office of Sheriff of Dickinson countv, Kansas, t-nb-ject
to the decision of the voters of November elec
tion. CHAS. II. WELMAN.
E. G. Putmax is a candidate for the office of
Register of Deeds of Dickinson Conntv, subject
to the November election.
Mrs. D. H. Metzger is on an extended
visit to her daughter in St. Paul.
Miss Kate ISTorthcraft left on Thurs
day night for a visit among friends hi
Miss Jennie Austin returned Sunday
morning to resume her position as
teacher in our high school.
Miss Xellie Meyer left last week for
Atchison, Kansas, -where she enters
Mrs. Monroe's Institute for young la
dies. Dr. Geo. Crise and wife arrived home
from their trip to Pennsylvania and
Maryland last Saturday afternoon.
They hugely enjoyed their vacation.
Mr. Hargraves has purchased a farm
of Hon. G. II. Lebold and cast his lot
among us as a future citizen of the best
county in Kansas. Mr. Hargraves is
John P. Berry left Monday afternoon
for Denver, Colo., where he will remain
for about three months. The Reflec
tor will keep him posted and add to
The Baptist Sunday School, last Sun
day, appointed Deacon Pettit, Rev.
Geo. Merriam and Mrs. Xicolai as dele
gates to attend the State Temperance
Union at Topeka, which meets on the
17th and 18th of September.
Wra. Zahner, brother of Mr. Zalmer,
of the firm of Sterl & Zahner, and Theo.
Zellner, of New Philadelphia, Ohio,
have been visiting in the city since last
week. Mr. Zellner leaves for home to
day, and Mr. Zahner will remain all
Mr. Harrison Bonebrake left for To
peka, Tuesday, to secure a first class
company for the Opera House during
the two last nights of the fair. The
Pay Templeton Company will appear
the two first nights of the fair, and our
amusement loving people may confi
dently expect a rare treat.
Miss Edna Hubbard left Monday
noon for her home in Michigan. Dur
ing the summer spent in Abilene with
her brother, Miss Hubbard has endeared
herself to a large circle of friends.
Somebody else's brother would doubt
less be inconsolable if good bye meant
more than '; iciedcrsehen."
Our venerable friend Of Willowdale,
'Squire A. M. German, gave the Re
flector a pleasant call last Saturday.
The 'Squire has been struggling with a
severe spell of sickness, and we were
glad to see that he is getting the best
of the fight He is the Nestor of Dick
inson county democrats and could illy
Mr, Chas. Stransenbach, a resident
of Abilene in '70 and '71 and a promi
nent cattle dealer at that time, was vis
iting his friends in the city this week.
Mr. Stransenbach is now at Durango,
Colo., but he and his wife will winter
here. He says that Jim Hoffmeir and
Capt. "W. C. Davidson, former residents
of this place, are doing well, and are
the leading lawyers of Durango.
At the Abilene public school building
Saturday, Sept. 29th, commencing at
D. II. IIoknady, Co. Supt.
Dr. Geo. A. Crise
Has returned home from the east with
all the latest improvements in the den
tal profession. All persons desirous of
having teeth extracted without pain
should call on liim, as all of his appli
ances are of the latest design.
The place to buy your Fruit Jars is
at J. F. Augustine's, he beats them all
The Challenge Wind Mills,
fot sale by Berry Bros. 1 -tf
Call at J. S. Ketteifs Jewelry Store.
Great Bargains and Bedrock Prices
at T. C. Mclnerney's, corner third and
Broadway, sign of Big Boot.
J. G. Northcraf t is headquarters for
A grand clearing out sale at Mclner
ne's. All that know more will go to Mc
Inernej 's shoe store.
TPftA the very lest facilities for
buying goods at "way doioi" 2rices,
1 am confident I can offer induce
ments to purchasers.
J. S. KELLEY.
Mclnerney's is the place to buy.
Hew Photograph Gallery.
Mrs. Levi has her new photograph
gallery over Rothscliild's store, in full
blast. She has a fine room, the latest
and most approved appliances, and is a
very excellent artist. Call and see her
Bargains! CLOTHING!! Bargains!!
Bargains are now being given in
Clothing at Simon Rothscliild's Palace
Sewing Machines and Organs.
Two very prosperous years in succes
sion. This fall should be the time to
make good the promises made to wives
and children by purchasing the Seeing
Machines and the Organs for which they
have so long waited. Seweli can sup
ply them, all of the best, at the lowest
prices and fully guaranteed br a man
whom you can find 'when wanted.
KSExtra copies of the Reflector can be found
at Sewell's Book Store, at the Opera House Book
Store and at this office.
For The Abilene Reflector.
Are you getting something re,ndy to
exhibit at the coming fair'?
Eighty-five honafite names added to
our list since last Thursday. Not so
Hodge Bros., are receiving their new
stock. Call in and see their immense
stock of goods.
If you want job work of any kind ex
ecuted with neatness and dispatch give
the Reflector office a call.
Visiting cards for ladies and gentle
men a specialty at the Reflector
office. Call and see samples.
The rapidly increasing number of
subscribers render the Reflector the
best advertising medium in Dickinson
The State Fair at Topeka is an as
sured success. Large crowds are in
attendance and the exhibits are nu
merous and very fine.
The trials of sneed at the Fair
Grounds, Sept. 25-(5-7-8 promise to be
interesting and exciting. The track is
in splendid condition.
Several of the young ladies who
graduated from the high school last
June are pursuing a more extended
course of study in preparation for col
lege. Remember the grand banquet to be
held at Mclnerney Hall, this evening,
the 13th. A beautiful Mexican biiver
Necklace and Locket is to lie awarded
to the most popular lady in the hall.
The Abilene cornet band left for the
StateFairatTopeka Tuesday. The boys
went down only for amusement, but if
they should happen to win a prize they
want it understood that they competed
A young man informs the New York
Journal that he is five feet ten inches
in height, and askes "How much he
ought to weigh.' If he is a coal-dealer's
clerk he oughtn't to weigh less than
2,000 pounds to the ton.
Those of our subscribers who should
happen to miss any number of the Re
flector wili please report the omis
sion at this office. It shall be our con
stant endeavor to avoid all mistakes in
the mailing department.
The Reflector office had the pleas
ure last week of indulging in "good
things" watermelons and choice ap
ples. For which E. Barber and "Wm.
11. Barber are to be thanked. Such
acts of kindness are highly appreciated.
Hodge Bros., E. G. Smith, D. II.
Metzger and Floyd & Boardman this
week recognize the value of the Re
flector as an advertising medium.
Special attention is called to their ad
vertisemsnts. We can accommodate
all calls for space, even if we are forced
Esthetic enjoyment and unpoetical
comfort are mingled together in a man
ner which would be distressful to Os
car. The myriads of sunflowers are
nodding their yellow heads to the pas
sing winds and appealing to the mai
den's fancy, while the entire population,
with one thought and one purpose, are
jumping into red flannels.
Fall and Winter Clothing
For gentlemen can now be seen in
greao variety at the irge establishment;
of Hazlett & Co., Broadway. It is a
fact worth rerae iibering.
Good Boots and Shoes at Mclnerney's.
Fine flavoring extracts and choice
spices at Northcrafts.
Vermont M?p1:j S. -up atNeisoY.
Fresh goods always to be had at Nel
Mason's Fruit Jars at Nelson's.
School Books and Supplies,
at Sewell's, in quantity and variety to
furnish a'l the schools of the county.
and Books at Sewell's. Go to Head
quarters aud find just what you want,
at lowest prices.
Mason's Fruit Jars at Nelson's.
General Merchandise at Nelson's.
Goods cheap at Mclnerney's.
The finest line of Spectacles in town
at J. S. Kelley e. jf
Simon Rothschild's Palace Clothing
Store is headquarte s for Men's Cloth
ing, Youths' Clothing, Boys' Clothing.
Prices down to "bed rock.
If you want your clothes to be white
after washing call at J. F. Augustine's
Grocery and buy "Ward's Electrifying
Soap,"' he is sole agent for it.
Lovers of Good Meat
Go to Levi's old reliable meat market,
comer of Cedar and Third street, for
their beefsteaks and roasts. 4-tf.
The South Side
Harness Snor, Phil Heigele, proprie
tor, is the place to go for Harness, Sad
dles, Whips, Robes, &c. He does his
urnrlr in firsholipc ,, 1 j.i
,. ....... . w v-o lu.tunei, 1115 SIOCK IS
full and complete, and his prices are low.
Don't fororet to rrivo iiim o ,n
The "Farmers' Horns" smith c?rin
having been thoroughlv renovated is
now better prepared than ever to ac
commodate the public, D. II. Metzger,
Pro., will be pleased to make all miesrs
feel at home.
All premiums will be paid in full by
the Dickinson Comity Fair Association.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Kelley have re
turned from their trip to the lakes of
Wisconsin and Chicago.
The dance given atMcCurdy hall last
Friday evening was highly enjoyed. A
very fine company was present and ev
erything passed off pleasantly.
The children are happy now that
school has begnu once more, and the
streets, morning, noon and night, are
filled with the me:ry scuooJ bag crovd.
A 'I democrats of Abilene and Dkk
Lison county are requested to meet at
the -R 2FLEC :or office this Thursday
evahing, Sept. 13th, at 7:30 o'clock, as
business of importance is to be con
sidered. The premium list of the second an
naul exhibition of the Dickinson Comity
Fair Association is just out. The pre
miums are liberal in all departments,
and the managers say that they
will be paid in full, "rain or shine."
Get your exhibits ready and attend the
fair. Make it the most successful one
'Squire J. A. Tilton is becoming a
terror to evil-doers at Detroit. He was
in the city Tuesday after the Sheriff to
arrest a section hand who had stolen
about $25.00 from a brother worker,
and he has two other fellows in hand.
The genial 'Squire doesn't like to be
routed out of bed at three o'clock in the
The infant child of Mr. Frederick
Johntz died last Sunday. Monday af
ternoon, at the residence of the be
reaved parents, Rev. Dr. Bowers held
a brief and touching sfirvice. over the
remains, which were interred in the city
cemetery. The Savior has said, "Suffer
little children to come unto me, for of
such is the kingdom of Heaven."
The "yellow festival" given by the
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i-iesuyierjan society m jMcuuriiy nan
Wednesday evening of last week was a
most successful affair. A large crowd
was in attendance and each one en
joyed herself or himself. Rev. Dr. Hall,
of New York, made a few interesting
remarks, and the Abilene band dis
coursed sweet music. The net receipts
were about $81.00.
The cart and plow brought from old
Mexico by Hon. C. II. Lebold have been
attracting a great deal of attention dur
ing the past week. They seem to be
relics of a former civilization and are
indeed curiosities to the Kansas farmer
who enjoys the use of the present high
ly advanced agricultural implements.
They will be on exhibition at our coun
The mass temperance meeting at the
Opera House last Sunday evening was
largely attended. Mr. Griffin, of Man
hattan, is a very pleasing speaker, and
had it not been for the mercurial dispo
sition and final extinguishment of the
lights the meeting would have been a
pronounced success so far as attend
ance and interest were concerned. The
supply of gas for the burners became
It is perfectly safe for any one to say,
that if there were fifty empty houses m
town they would all be taken within
six days. Men are looking for houses
every day, and in many cases they are
compelled to leave town because there
isn't a single one to be had. Many
other families are living in inferior
places while waiting for good houses.
In view of these facts, the interests of
the city demand that a large number
of good houses not shells be built
this fall. There is money in rentable
houses in Abilene, and our capitalists
should invest some of their money in
A Practical Business School,
The Abilene Academy will open
its fall term of thirteen weeks, October
1st, 1883, over the Palace Drug Store on
Broadway, under the superintendence
of Rev. S. P. Harrington, assisted by
an experienced teacher. This school,
and its teachers, are so well known in
this city and county that the announce
ment of its opening would seem to be
all that is necessary to secure an ex
tended patronage. For terms address
Just received a large quantity of
Bun,' shoes at Mclnerney's.
California Honey at Nelson's.
'Gasoline at Northcrafts in anv nuan-
Tlifi old reliable Jeweler, J. S.
Fit the Children out for School
at Sewell's. nis stock includes every
thing needed in the way of books,
slates, scratch and blank books, school
statioueiy and supplies of all kinds in
quantity and variety to meet all calls.
Prices the lowest that you will find.
Great Bargains at Mclnerney's.
A full line of school books and school
supplies for sale at the Opera House
worth of new Fall and Whiter Goods
just received at Berry Bro.'s Mercan
The largest stock of Curtain Goods
and Window Fixtures in town at
Upshaw's. : 3tf
If you wa?it a Watch. Clock, or
piece of Jeicelry, J. S. Kelley will
sea it w you as cheap a any house
"But Yet A Woman."
Hardy's "But Yet A Woman" at the
Opera House Book Store.
A Large Real Estate Sale.
Last week, W. R. Dryer, cashier of
the First National Bank, of Abilene,
sold his fine stock ranch farm of 490
acres, some three miles southwest of
town, to Mr. Fred Eicholtz, of Lafay
ette, Ind., for $19,G00. This is one of
the finest farms hi the county, and Mr.
Eicholtz, who is already a large owner
of Kansas land, has secured a bargain.
Mr. Eicholtz will come here to live, and
the Reflector extends to him a hearty
The following is the total enrollment
in the various departments o: our pub
lic schools, which opened last Monday.
The total number of children of school
age in Distr:et No. 5 Is 966, and the
emollment given below will be increas
ed at least two h tidied during the
Grade 1, 137
" 2, 65
" 3, , 108
" 4, 47
" 5, 40
" 6 and", 43
" 8 40
South bide school, 55
On Tuesday, the 11th inst., at Milan,
Mo., Mr. W. P. Seeds and Miss Alice
M. Dengler were united in the holy
bonds of matrimony.' Mr. Seeds is a
rising young lawyer of this city, and
Miss Dengler was formerly a teacher in
our public school. Both are very pop
ular members of Abilene's best social
circles, and their friends join with the
Reflector in wishing that all their
hopes of the future may be fully real
ized. They will visit among friends
and relatives in Pennsylvania and Illi
nois, and will be "at home" to their
Abilene friends after October first.
Sept. 1 0th, 1883, at the Merchant's
Hotel, by Rev. W. II. Snyder, John T.
Andrews and Adelaide Matheny, all of
Abilene. The Reflector extends its
congratulations and best wishes.
Thursday evening of last week the
body of a dead man was discovered by
a Mr. Reuben, of Jefferson township,
near a ravine some thirteen miles from
Abilene. The body was in an advanced
stage of decomposition, the doctor
called in at the Coroner's inquest testi
fying that the man had been dead some
three weeks. The body was not
identified and was that of a man
apparently about forty-five years of
age. The deceased was poorly dressed,
and had a bullet hole in his head and
two in his breast. Coroner Perkins
held an inquest on the body Friday
morning, and the verdict of the jury
was that the death of the deceased was
caused by pistol shots fired by some un
known person. The man's position
when found, and the siirroimdings,sug
gest an unmistakable murder, the mys
tery of which will probably never be
solved. The body was buried where it
On Monday, a number of our citizens
thinking that the dead man might
prove to be a missing Mr. Anderson,
the body was exhumed and again ex
amined, but with no satisfactory re
sults. Coroner Perkins has the clothes
of the murdered man, and any one in
terested in the matter can examine
them. Later, a letter was received
from Mr. Anderson saying that he was
all right. The dead man was re-buried,
and the mystery surrounding the case
is as impenetrable as before.
Fresh Lemons at Augustine's.
Augustine will sell you a "Peck of
Roasted Coffee for a dollar and a ouar-
FLOUR AND FEED.
George Weeks, at the second street
meat market, deals in flour, feed and
meats. He has a delivery wagon and
telephone, and all orders received by
telephone will be promptly attended to
and goods delivered. 4-tf
A good girl wanted to do general
housewoik for small family. Good w a-
ges. iiiiqiure ot Mrs. Geo. Ogden.
Suit of Clothes.
Leave your measure for a perfect fit
ting suit at Hazlelt & Co. s merchant
tailoring room. Satisfactory work and
A fine line of carpets is being closed
out by Ilazlett & Co. at cost prices. Call
and buy any pattern desired at cost pa
ces. Laii ana buy any pattern desn'ed
while the opportunity offers.
Ready Made Clothing.
A magnificent stock of ready made
clotliing is arriving daily at Hazlett &
Co.'s. Call hi and examine the first
goods to arrive in the Abilene market.
The old stock of Hazlett & Co.'s
Clotliing has been closed out entirely,
and a large and varied stock, new and
of the latest styles, is already filling the
tables and shelves.
Augustine's is the place to buy your
dishes. In fact Augustine sells gro
ceries and dishes cheaper than any
other house in the county.
A very large line of Ladies' Neck
wear, all styles and qualities, have just
been received by J. M. Brenizer, next
door to Post Office. The ladies will do
well to give Mr. Brenizer a call. 4tf
The Reflector's Circulation.
Business is now opening for the fall
trade, and merchants are considering
how they can best renew their ac
quaintance with their old customers
and introduce themselves "to new ones.
And in tins connection it would be
well to speak of the Reflector's rap
idly growing circulation. In the first
place, the Reflector has come here to
stay, and it is the intention to publish
a paper which will meet with the en
couragement and support of the whole
people of the county. That the paper
has been received with favor is evi
denced by its already large list of sub
scribers. Just a month old to-day, it
has a bona fifa list of Seven Hundred
subscribers. Our books are here to
prove this statement. This list is
growing every day, and merchants
should take due cognizance of the fact.
They cannot afford to discriminate
against the Reflector because it is a
democratic paper. Politics are one
tiling, business is another.
Abilene Public Schools.
Last Tuesday, through the courtesy
of County Superintendent Ilonuiday,
tiie Reflector editor enjoyed the
privilege of visiting the various depart
ments of the public school of this city.
And while we are acquainted with a
number of the best graded schools hi
Illinois, we do not hesitate to say that
Abilene has the handsomest and most
conveniently arranged school building
we ever saw hi a city of this size, and
the most thoroughly disciplined and or
derly school system.
What is true of Abilene is true of
the other school districts of the county.
The school system is admirably ar
ranged and intelligently conducted.
Dickinson county has not made the
mistake common in too many places, of
securing teachers at the lowest rates
regardless of ability. Scholarship and
teaching talent are rightly valued, and
good wages have secured good teachers,
and good teachers make good schools.
The school building of Abilene is
built in a very pleasing style of archi
tecture, and is surrounded by an ex
tensive and beautiful park. Hie build
ing contains twelve large rooms aiid
wide, airy halls, and the pupil's condi
tion is almost the ultima thule of com
fort, health and happiness. It should
be a privilege to attend school and teach
hi such a building.
Pfof. Jewett, the principal, is the
head and heart of the present ad
mirable school system of District No.
5. He is a man of ability and a thor
ough disciplinarian, and everything
moves along with the precision and de
cision of well-oiled, perfect machinery.
He is supported by an able corps of
teachers, each one of whom, by her
evident ability and work, says with old
Roger Ascham: "I will, God willing,
go forward orderly, as 1 purposed, to
instinct children, young men and young
ladies both for learning and maimers."
The following is a list of the teachers,
from the highest to the lowest: Misses
Austin, Wilder, Reddick, Hutchins,
Thornton, Griswold, Pugh, McNaul,
Reams, Mahan and Evans.
Under the above management the en
suing school year must, of a necessity,
be a success. Abilene is to be particu
larly congratulated on this fact, and
the Reflector would like to im
press upon the minds of parents the
necessity of co-operating with the teacii
ers in their work, and by frequent vis
its to the school room show the children
that they are not sent to school to be
gotten rid of. Such visits will be en
couraging to the teacher and pupil
alike and beneficial to the visitors.
We cannot close this article without
congratulating the county on the pos
session of Mr. Hornaday as Superin
tendent of Schools. To his tireless,
earnest, intelligent work we are indebt
ed for our admirable and efficient coun
ty schools, and he is manifestly, to use
a trite saying, the "right man in the
GROCERIES AND QTJEENSWARE.
Becker & Cooper, on Cedar street,
have a large and magnificent stock of
Groceries and Uueensware. Give them
a call. 4-tf
I have now in stock a full line of
Genuine Caomia Buck Gloves,
Light and heavy weight.
Also Ladies Black Doe Gloves, the
best goods hi any market.
A. O. Eomig.
Go to jSorthcraft's for Paints, Oils,
If you want any Curtains or "Widow
Fixtures go to Upsliaws for them. 3-tf
l,u00,000 Tin and Glass Fruit Cans
at Bonebrake's. 1-4 w
Upshaw's is the place to go for good
and cheap furniture. He has the lar
gest and best stock of goods west of
A Word to the Wise.
"When you need anything in the Fur
niture line, don't forget to call on Up
Go to Mclnerney's for a new hat.
J. S. Kelley, the reliable Jeweler,
is selling "deadoodles" of watches.
One-half gallon Mason Fruit Jars at
J. Augustine's for $1.90 per dozen.
J. S. Kelley has the model Jewelry
Store of Kansas, and carries the
very best goods made.
Come to the Eeflector to get the
latest news, and don't forget that just
above is Mclnerney's the place to buy
your new shoes. 1-tf
It is in contemplation by the Meth
odist societyof this city to greatly en
large and beautify their house of wor
ship. The plan is to tear down and
remodel the spire, and to add north
and south wings.giving the bunding the
cruciform shape. The wings are to be
divided from the main auditorium by
large sliding doors, so made as to nm
up into the ceiling when it becomes
necessary to throw the whole of the
building into one room. The added
rooms will be used for class room and
church pailor purposes, and will give
our Methodist friends a large, hand
some and conveniently arranged build
ing. Our Lutheran friends also feel the
need of more church room, and tliis
fall they will add to their ImUding pri
mary and parlor rooms and make room
for the quire.
These improvements; with the finish
ing of the new Baptist church and the
recent completion of the Presbyterian
house of worship, will give Abilene en
viable church accommodations and
The ftlends of Mr. Harry Palfrey were pained
on Tuesday morning by the sad intelligence of
his death, which occurred at Durham Park on
Monday evening at 7 o'clock. This news was the
more unexpected as he was in the city about a
week ago spending a day or two with his brother,
looking unusually bright and hopef uL After his
return home he had a slight hemorrhage of tho
lungs and did not rally as usuaL Monday after
noon a second severe attack suddenly snapped
the slender thread which held him to life.
William Henry Palfrey was born in Webler,
Herefordshire. Eng, January 25th, 1856. He was
there engaged in the telegraph department of
the Government service. Upon the failure of his
health, which was caused by a fall while playing
foot ball, he decided to come to America. Before
leaving he was presented with a high testimonial
to his character and ability bv the officers of the
Governmental telegraph department. He arrived
In this country in: 1878 stopping, at Chicago six
months. From that city he went to Dallas, Tex
as, to Join a brother who Is there engaged In bus
iness, and accepted a position In the office of tho
Texas Pacific railroad. The climate of Texas
proved very beneficial ; but while lining accepta
bly the position of station agent at Louisville no
was stricken with a severe attack of malarial fe
ver which permanently impaired his health. Af
ter traveling for some months In Minnesota, and
being benentted, he decided to try the further ln-
Huencu oi me air or Kansas, and to makehis
home here with his brother George. Upon his
arrival nere about two years ago it became ap
parent to his friends that the unrelenting clutch
of "the unmerciful disease," consumption, had
laid hold of him,and from that time 'til his release
there were the customary alternations between
hope and despair, life and death, to which suffer
ers from that dread disease are subject. His ac
tivity and energy seeking an outlook, and for the
additional advantage of open air life, he went out
to Durham Park about one year ago to take
charge of the post office and assist In the office
work of that large stock farm.
During his residence among us, Mr. Palfrey, by
his pleasant, genial manners, endeared himself
to a large circle of friends. He was a young man
of good business judgment, thorough education
ana tine literary attainments, and but for the
misfortune of loss of health would have filled che
years allotted to him with rare usefulness and
merit. AU that the tender, devoted affection of
a brother could suggest was done to smooth the
passage down to the-'dark valley of the shadow."
There are left In this country to mourn his loss
two brothers, one In Texas and one In Abilene,
who have the sincere sympathy of mauv friends
In the home of their adoption. In his childhood's
home In England there are two sisters and an
aged mother whose hearts will be sore stricken,
and who will await in vain
"For the touch of a vanished hand,
And the sound of a voice that is stilL"
The remains were buried in the city cemetery
Wednesday afternoon from the Lutheran church,
where the funeral services were conducted ac
cording to Episcopal rites.
A handsome organ for sale cheap at
the Oeia. House Book Store.
S ew style Shopping Bags at the Od
era House Book Stce. 2w
Go to Mclnerney's for Boots and
S J c jS.
The Hapgood Sulky,
for sale by Berry Bros.
Slates, pencils, school bags and scratch
books at the Opera House Book Store.
A Complete Establishment.
There are but few towns of equal or
greater size, that have as many large
b usiuess houses as Abilene. This state
ment has become and will remain a tru
ism. And among those that stand at
the head of the list, the firm of Irion &
Armitage is prominent. We eaj'oyed
the pleasure of being shown through
this immense establishment, and with
the exception of clotliing rind groceries,
everything that is needed for the com
plete furnishing of a home is kept in
stock. Queensware, "Willowware, T'n
ware, Stoves, &c.; lamps, sewing ma
chines, organs, tables, chairs, etc.,
fill the lower floor. The upper floor is
given up to furniture, and all qualities
and styles are represented. Furniture
in sets and single pieces at prices to
suit the purchaser. Irion & Armitage
stand at the head of house-furnishing
firms, and those who contemplete be
ginning housekeeping as well as those
who are old and experienced in the needs
of a comfortable home, should remem
ber this fact. The fiim will take great
pleasure in showing all interested
through their establishment, and the
time go devoted by the sight-seer will
be well expended. -
" You see, old woman, I've just been
around to Berry Bro.'s store, and their
Clothing Department is supurb. I was
that pleased with the goods and prices
that I bought me a whole suit, and I
guess I'll take Freddie, Tommy and
Harry around for a fit to-day. They
are headquarters for the clothing trade,
and no mistake. You'd think so, Mary
Ann, if you was to see the big crowds
they have in the store all the time."
And, kind reader, the okl man's words
nrp vprifipri bv hundreds of customers.
Berry Bros, are neauquarters ior dom
ing in Dickinson county. 3-tf