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.BILEITE, DICKinSTSOnSJ" OOTOTfY, IKAJNTSAS, SEPT. SO, 1883.
1KB. la JL 5 ill M M s fijH
J. GL NORTHCRAJBT
Which is. larger than ever before. We handle nothing but the
Southern "W"h.ite Lead
"Which is conceeded the best in the market. Also the celebrated
VANE CALVERT & CO.'s MIXED PMNT, 1IchweQaveM
WewmsellthcaowerngarethaneverbQtoreoJrered. JOHNSTON'S DRY SIZED KALSOMINE.
Choice Flayorina Extracts and Pure Spices Groin or Whole. I Tie Finest Brands of Giprs. i-3m
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G. F. WORL
DEALER IN Harness, Collars, Bridles, Whips Trunks, ami Horse Goods Generally.
Promptly Done. South-East Corner of Cedar and Third Streets,
5 3 m
South side of railroad on Cedar St.
D. H. Metzger, Pro.
Also proprietor of
TiTiiprV Hmip -
OGDEtt, WEETTWOETH & HILL
Tinware, Table and
and ray Hardware,
No JTancy Prices!
m , Q - a-rn art .Wo nave m stock a flne ne ot reecli and muzzle loading guns, all
TO SspOIXSmen kinds of gun fixtures and ammunition.
mi . fil vb &fa .Would do -well to notice our large line of Furat & Bradlev and N. C.
JL US S arUiCi Thompson Plows, the Thompson Mowers, and the Schuttler and
arland StOVeS and Ranges n immense line or them always on hand
TIN, COPPJl&fiySHEET IRON" WORK MANUFACTURED ON SHORT NOTICE.
Hememb .T e Place Corner
HAVE JUST RECEIVED OUB FALL SHIPMENT
: OIS, VAMISHES, :
VARIED LOT OF
THE PALM LEAF PLUG
AND THE NEW YARA
5 CENT CIGAR,
FOUND ONLY AT THE
A. K. VANDERBILT. Pro. n
A. K. VANDERBILT, Pro. py
A New Fall S
THIS WEEK AT
Broadway &. Third. No. i-3m I
: BRUSHES, GLASS, :
STOCK OF TEAS
IN TIIE CITY
Becker & Cooper's,
EAST THIRD STREET.
"Pv.cs vavA CjoAccs
ALWAYS ON HAND.
ICE CRM AND OYSTERS
BONEI1KAKE OPERA HOUSE,
Tuesday and Wednesday Evens. Seit. 2r, 6.
Tickets for sale at Northcraft's Drug Store.
BONEBEA1CE OPERA HOUSE,
Thursday Evening, Sept. 27th.
COMLEY'S COMEDY COMPANY
Will Render America's Greatest
" THE PRINCESS CHUCK.''
ecu re Seats at Northcraft's.
$- Uewbern Notes.
- September 18, 1S8-1.
We have had fine rains, and the ground Is In
splendid condition forsowlng wheat.
The-Rlver Brethren held church at Noah En
gle's last Sunday.
Mr. Buckingham's, new barn shows up to a good,
Simon Armstrong has returned from Ohio bet
ter pleased than ever with Kansas.
Col. Swigart attended the Democratic Conven
tion last Saturday at Solomon. Col. Is one olour
The basket meeting in Wm. Campbell's grove
last Sunday was well attended.
Samuel Campbell started last Monday for Jack
sonville, I1L, where he will attend school. Sam
Is quite a favorite among the young maidens, and
his departure has cubed many lachrymal glands
to respond very copiously to the feelings of those
Inward sympathetic hearts.
Quite a number of River Brethren from Penn.
are expected here about the 2oth. Among them
will be the father of our friend Ephralm Engle.
We hope they may be so Impressed with our
county as to make It their future home. They are
a good class of people and we would gladly wel
come more of them to our midst.
Mr. Westfall Is feastlnsr in those realmsof ecs
tatic bliss to which only a father can soar It's a
W. T. Mcserve, our efficient Trustee and Justice
of the Peace will soon move to Garfield township
where, he has purchased a good farm. We can
111 afford to lose wich men as Mr. M. He has
served us officially and In even respect has prov
en himself to be a very excellent man. The ques
tion may now be asked,who will the commission
ers appoint for our next trustee? A. B. C.
The recent ratnshave put the ground In excellent
order for drilling wheat. As much had been sown
before the rains It will come up In good shape.
Now look out for another booming crop for Kan
sas. Threshing, haying, seeding, syrup making, &c,
make labor In demand and things are llvelv now.
Soon corn cutting will begin and a very heavy
crop Is to be gathered In from 00 to 75 bushels
Wheat Is making an excellent yield from 25 to
40 bushels per acre.
The Buckeye reunion or picnic was an enjoya
ble affair with an abundance of good things, (as
usual) to satisfy the Inner man.
The Demlng rami Is now owned and occupied
by Mr. Billings from south of the river.
Politics Is brisk and somebody will have to run
well or be defeated, Poueta.
County Judicial Convention.
A non-partisan county convention of
the electors of Dickinson county, Kas.,
will be held at the court house, in Abi
lene, on the 24th day of September,
1883, at 2 o'clock p. m., for the purpose
of selecting nine delegates and nine al
ternates, to represent Dickinson county
in the Judicial District Convention, to
be held at Junction City, on the 26th
day of September, 1SS3, for the purpose
of putting in nomination a candidate
for Judge of the District of the Eighth
Dy order of the Eighth Judicial Dis
trict Central Committee.
A. W. Kick, J. K. Wright,
Abilene, Sept. 10th, 1883.
The markets are corrected everv Wnili-Psflnv nt
Wheat No. 2 ." r5
Wh ea t No. 3 58
Wheat No. 4 50
Rejected Wheat &i
Corn t 25
Chickens, perdoz 2.002.50
Flour, patent, per 100 lbs 3.20
Flour, straight grade 2.75
Turkeys, per lb n
Chickens, per lb 10
Hog per 100 lb O.OlXfM.OO
Cattle per 1001b 3.00C313.50
Unbaled liny, per ton 4.004.50
rrVIE UNDERSIGNED WILL
in Section 1
I Public side nt his residence
-- Town.-lnp 13, Range 3, two miles south
Houston's Ranch, on Carrie Creek,
Thursday, .Oct. 11, 1883,
The following described property to-wit: Three
Head Horses, Fifty Head Shoats,"Pijrs and Hojs,
Eighteen Head Cattle, One Furst & Bradley Sulky
Plow, One Harrow, One New Champion Mowing
Machine, used one season, One Sulky. Rake, One
Barlow Corn Planter, only used for 30 acres, One
14 inch Walking Plow, One Spring Wagon, Two
Sets Harness, One Ladle Saddle, Two Cooking
Stoves, one almost new, Two Heating Stoves, One
Corn Cultivator, One 7-octavc Stcinway & Son
Piano, a lot of Household aud Kitchen Furniture.
TERMS: All sums of S5. andnnder, cash: on
nil sums over S3, a credit of ten months will be
given, purchaser giving note, bearing 8 per cent.
interest, wiin approved security.
F. M. WIIITLAW.
M. L. Potter, of Woodbine, Auctioneer.
I WILL SELL AT MY RESIDENCE, ONE
mile east of Industry, on Clay and Dick
inson County Une,
Saturday, Sept. 29th, 1883.
Sale to commence at 10 o'clock, a. m. Cows,
Calves, Yearlings, Two Year Olds, Steers and
Heifers with calf thirty-two head In all; two
Geldings and two Mares, one spring wagon, one
lumber wagon, one set of harness, one single set
of harness, two riding cultivators, one riding
steering plow, two walking steering plows, nine
head of hogs, fifty-five acres of corn In the field,
household and kitchen furniture.
TERMS. A credit of six months will be given
with ten per cent. Interest, and approved secu
rity. Five per cent, discount for cash. Terms
must be compiled with before removal of prop
erty. John Thompson, Auctioneer. S. D. HYSOM.
Among Our Exchanges.
A foot race will be one of the diversions of vir
tuous Kansss City to-day. There win also be
more or less a pedestrlanlsra. la the direction ot
Kansas for small beer jtul other offerings of a
generous solL It Is deplorable that the limit of
virtue cease3 at the state line Kansas City
Mr. W. P. Seeds, a rising young attorney of Ab
ilene, Kansas, called on us one day this week.
Mr. Seeds appears to be a live, driving business
man. Through him we heard from our old friend
Strother, who used to publish an excellent paper
at our former home In the Sucker state. Milan
Mr. E. J. Lee, of Eurek i, owns a horse that he
rode during the two last years of the late civil
war. Mr. Lee drew the horse In St. Louis, and
was mustered In 18G3, in the second ColoradQcav-
alry, company B. Last week during the ronton
Mr. Leo rode his old horse In the procession. Tl'ie
horse, although 27 years old would not be taken
for over 12 or 15 Eureka Democrat. . '
The farm house of Mr. Wm. Seese, wltl its coiri-
lents, was destroyed by fire last Saturdly. jlr.
Seese's farm adjoins Mr. c. Post's plact Jiffs.
Seeso was engaged In baklng.when she hbthe
crackling of the flames overhead and Jhe fall of
the burning material. Having twfatfr three
palls of water on hand she rushed upstairs and
succeeded In almost extinguishing the fire; but
before she could return with more water the fire
had gained nearly as much headway as before,
and she was compelled to give up the unequal
struggle. If she had had the least assistance
the house would have been saved. The men of
the house were in town at the town. The loss on
the house and furniture amounts to $1,500. Sall
Last Tuesday morning, quite a sensational
scene was enacted on our streets which was wit
nessed by a large number of people. It was one
of those cases of Inhuman treatment that shock
a community and are so revolting to every res
pectable citizen, it seems that for sometime,
considerable unhapplness has existed between
Charles Walls and Ids wife. If reports are true,
the husband has been a most flagrant wife beater
and deserves retribution by having the strong
arm of the law administered to meet out a severe
punishment. He abused his wife with blasphe
mous language and resorted to blows to empha
size his remarks. Since this occurrence he has
circulated the most damaging and scurrilous re
ports concerning his wife and uses all manner
of subterfuge to acquaint the public with his vile
misrepresentations. He was arrested by the City
Marshal and was confined but a short time when
a bondsman was secured, nis case will be trterf
next Monday, before Mr. R. H. Bishop, Justlcf of
the Peace. Sallna Herald.
On Monday last a man by the name of Camp
bell died at the county asylum, and was buried
at the expense of the county. He had been sick
for some time, and residing at the residence of a
son-in-law, in Highland township. A few days
ago, they loaded him Into a wagon and brought
him to the poor farm, but being ashamed of his
base act he unloaded him on the ground, a quar
ter of a mile from the asylum, and told him to
make the best of his way there or die where he
was. He managed to crawl to the house and
was taken In and cared for by Mr. Stewart, the
superintendent, until his death.
The son-in-law Is the owner of a fine farm, and
has everything around hlm to make him comfor
table; In fact, is said to be worth from five to
eight thousand dollars. A man who could do a
dirty, mean act of this kind would stoop to al
most any piece of vllllany,and should be carefully
shunned by all respectable citizens. It Is not
known whether his wife participated In or gave
her assent to this disgraceful piece of business,
or whether her brutal husband forced this alter
native upon her. If she was forced to submit to
the base act through her husband, then she is to
be pitied, and If she is a woman of any pluck, she
would soon leave a man who would turn her poor
old father out of doors at the age of sixty-four
years, almost on uie verge oi me grave.
amon" strangers and be burled In the Potter's
Field. There Is something at the bottom of this
rascally piece of business, as not a relative came
near him while he was on his death bed, nor to
pay their last respects to his remains before
they were hidden away in a pauper's grave. There
should be some law to reach such God-forsaken
vllllans as this, and force them to respect old age
and infirmity, if he gets his deserts,hls residence
In this county will be an unpleasant epoch In his
life. Clay Center Times.
A Splendid Arrangement.
The members of the Dickinson Co.
Agricultural Association are sparing no
trouble or expense to make the coming
fair the best and most attractive fair in
this part of the state. Their trotting
course has been put into excellent shape
and many good horses already regis
tered for the races. Very large addi
tions are being made to all the stables
and sheds for the accommodation of
stock. Hay, corn and oats will be pro
vided on the grounds. The art halls
will also be greatly improved. Several
speeches will be given by some of our
most distinguished statesmen. Each
day will be crowded full of enjoj'able at
tractions. The Association have also
arranged with the Bell Telephone Co.
to put on the fair grounds one of their
telephones, which will be connected
with about thirty business houses in
Abilene and Enterprise. Tliis tele
phone is placed on the fair grounds for
the free nise of every man, woman and
cliild. To be able to talk and carry on
a conversation wim one miies away is
one of the modern wonders and no one
in the County should fail to see it, and
last but not least is the wonderful
Mexican wooden plow and ox cart, pre
sented to the Association by Mr. Lebold.
As one of the noted writers has recent
ly put it, "this is a wonderfrom wonder
land,' and alone worth twice the price
of admittance to see so wonderful and
ancient a thing.
In conclusion, we would say a people
are always better and happier to meet
together and exchange views regarding
their great interest in common, and we
would advise every person to improve
the opportunity during fair week. Re
member the days, Sept. 25, 26, 27 and
28. All come and have a good time.
The Mystery Partly Unravelled.
The finding of the dead body of an unknown
man In Jefferson township was noticed in last
week's Reflector at considerable' length, and
this week the paper is enabled to throw a great
deal of light on the matter.
Monday evening, John K. Forney, a farmer of
Jefferson townshlp,came into town and reported
that he had found a wagon In some timber on his
place; that the wagon was tolerably weUfiUed
with apples, and that a horse, near to the wag
on and tied to a tree, was lying dead, evidently
having been starved to death. He also reported
that several weeks ago a stray horse had been
taken up on Cuthbert's ranch, some twelve miles
from the place where the body of the murdered
man was found. The wagon and dead horse were
about one-half mile from where the body of
the man was found.
To follow up this Information, Messrs. Stam
baugh and under sheriff Porter started for tho
scene early Tuesday morning and found things
about as Mr. Forney had described. On the early
morning train from the east came Frank Fogle
and C. Burner, of Franklin county, Kansas, on
the look out for the father of the former, who
had not been heard of since Aug. 24. Learning,
probably from the Reflector, that the body of a
dead man had been found near Hope, Dickinson
county, they came directly to Abilene to Inves
tigate. Being directed to 'Squire E. Clark of this
city, as a man who knew aU about the finding
of the body, they came to him and were guided
by hlm to the srene of the tragedy.
On the way, Mr. Burner, proprietor ot tho Bur
ner House, Lane, Franklin county, said that the
mlsalugman they were looking for was John Fo
gle, a farmer living two miles south of Lane; that
he was formerly of Illinois; was 45 years of age;
that he was troubled about not being able to
meet the Interest which was nearly due on a
mortgage; found that he could buy apples for 23
cents per bushel and sell them for $1.00 and $1.25
per bushel further west; resolved to see If he
could raise the troublesome Interest money by
bringing a wagon-load of apples Into this neigh
borhood to sell; had borrowed $10.00 from Mr.
Burner, who gave him the additional sum of
$3.00 on the day of his departure; the deceased
wrote home from councU Grove-as follows:
Friday Morning, Auo. 21th, 'S3.
Dear Wife I am In council Grove, Morris Co.,
and am going one day further. I have sold part
of my apples at a dollar a bushel. I wont bo at
home before Monday or Tuesday. I am well. I
hope this will find you the same.
John Foglk to Wifs.
Tnls was the last heard from him, and his wife's
sister, Just aftc the receipt of the postal,had one
ot those unaccountable visions wherein a person
looks Into the future, and she said to Mr. Burner:
"John will never come home alive; I saw him
shot down through the breast and head; ho was
dragged through some weeds and left near a ra
vine." The circumstances surrounding the find
ing of the body clearly corroborate this vision as
to the manner of the unfortunate man's death.
The wagon, Its contents, tho harness, horses,
the man and hl3 dress were minutely described
bythetwomenberore they had seen anything,
and the dead man was unmistakably recognized
as John Fogel, of Franklin county. The father's
shirt was of the same patfern as that wornby
theson, and so It was found; ho took with him
half bushel and peck measures and a tin pall,and
these things were found. On seeing the wagon,
they Instantly recognized it, and so In thecaso
of the horse taken up by a Mr. Talbot. There was
blood on the Inside front of the wagon, and the
owner was probably shot while In the wagon by
some dastardly coward. The murdered man had
been a member of the M. E. Church In good stand
ing for a number of years, was an honest, hard
working, God-fearing man, had little money, and
the cause of his murder and the perpetrator of
It, are shrouded in mystery. The case is attract
ing universal attention, and attempts will be
made to bring the guilty wretch to punishment.
Entails and Perpetuities.
Kansas City Times.
The statute against entails and per
petuities is becoming a dead letter. It
is in the statute books, but like a num
ber of other good laws is forgotten.
The means of transferring large es
tates from father to eldest, or other
son, excluding other children, and of
handing down indefinitely to other gen
erations large accumulations are easy.
Commodore Vanderbilt gave the im
mense estate and power possessed by
his son William to the exclusion of his
other children, and he in time will, in
all probability, give it quadrupled to
his eldest son. The Astors have for
two or three generations kept their ac
cumulations together, and now John
Jacob Astor gives his immense riches
over to his son Wm. W. This young or
rather middle-aged man comes into the
possession of a power which, he .can
augment indefinitely in a long lifetime,
and thus are we biulding up estates in
America at a rate that would alarm.the
tyrannies of Europe. r '..
"We get our laws against the. perpetu
ities from the old world, but the jealous
ies which produced them have, .been
sleeping so long that their eyils are
bursting upon this generation in alarm
ing proportions. JSro jdanger existed
when the richest man was. worth only
$3,000,000, and a niHlionhire was as
rare as cabinet officers. Little appre
hension was felt when the aggregate
wealth of the country completely' over
shadowed the wealth even of the rich
est corporation. ' -'
The people are just now aroused to
the presence of a half dozen aggrega
tions of wealth which combined control
the elections and absolutely direct the
policy of free government. They are
beginning to inquire if such things do
not menace their liberties, and if there
are any means of escape. The time
for responses to these inquiries has.
HES. L. C0M0
Left for St. Louis and Chicago, Sun
day, taking her trimmer with her. She
will buy an unusually large stock of
winter millinery goods.
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