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Thursday, Sept. 20, 1883.
B. I- 8TKOTIIBB.
S. K. STKOTHEB.
Editors ami Publishers.
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DEMOCRATIC COUNTY TICKET.
J. J. MILLElt.
He Should "be Nominated.
Mr. Tilden defeated Mr. Gould in a
yacht race the other day. If Mr. Til
den can run as well as his yacht, he
ought to he nominated hy acclamation.
An Editor Dead.
The funeral services of Hugh Hast
ings, editor of the New York Commer
cial Advertiser, one of the leading papers
of tliis country, were held m the St.
Leos Catholic church last Saturday
morning. The first men of the nation
were numhered among the pall-bearers
President Arthur, Secretary Folger,
Eoscoe Conkling, W. II. Vanderbilt,
Hugh J. Jewett and Jay Gould.
The Democrats of Leavenworth coun
ty held their Convention last Monday
and nominated a full ticket, Col. Thos.
Moonlight being nominated for Sheriff
on the first ballot by acclamation. As
the Democratic Conventions of other
counties had done before, the Leaven
worth Democrats passed a resolution
strongly favoring the re-submission of
the prohibitory amendment to the peo
ple. This issue, in the several counties,
will be watched with great interest, as
it will decide' whether or not the people
are still in favor of prohibition.
New Jersey Democrats.
The New Jersey democrats held their
State Convention last Thursday and
nominated, amid some excitement,
Abbott for Governor. The entire plat
form adopted is a good one, the following
plank showing that New Jersey is fall
ing into line with the Western demo
crats: Resolved, That we favor a tariff for
revenue limited to the necessary expen
diture of the government, and so ad
justed as to give protection and en
couragement to home productive indus
try and labor without producing or fos
A number of our republican exchan
ges, with more bitterness than good
judgment, are heaping abuse upon Mis
souri because of the acquittal of Prank
James. Missouri is no more to blame
for the acquittal than is Kansas, and
no attempt to make political capital out
of the verdict will be successful. Mis
souri is to-day one of the most prosper
ous states of the Union; under Gov.
Crittenden's administration she has
been completely cleared of her outlaw
bands; her record of crime will com
pare favorably with that of any state,
and her laws are as well enforced as the
laws of any Commonwealth. The res
ponsibility of the trial was placed on
twelve men, and then: failure to do jus
tice can in no way be fastened on the
State. "Bender unto Cassar the tilings
which are Caisar's." If it was not so
ridiculously impudent it would be hu
morous, for republican papers to charge
that democratic communities favor
criminals. "What is the record of the
republican party since 1S65?
The quatre-centenary of the birth of
Martin Luther, the great reformer, was
celebrated at Wittenberg,Germany, last
Thursday. The city was profusely dec
orated, two thousand clergymen were
present, and the visitors, from Thurin
gia. Brandenburg and Saxony, num
bered fifty thousand. Colossal busts of
Luther and his highly educated and
were placed on the balcony of the town
Martin Luther is the greatest name
in modern Christian literature, and es
pecially is it worshipped by the Ger
man people, among whom the great re
former was born. His work against the
Papal abuses of that time was warmly
seconded by the German people, and
his attitude before the Diet of Worms
made him the hero of the nation. Sin
gle handed, he had fought the battle
of Germany against the Pope. He had
hazarded his life for the sake of the
Fatherland. It was this attitude which
has made his name a household word
with the Germans, and which will per
petuate it. There is no name in the
roll of German historic heroes so Ger
man, national and typical as Luther's.
The report of the Kansas State Board
of Agriculture for August is received,
and continues to exhibit the agriculture
of Kansas as in a most prosperous con
dition. The yield of all the crops is
turning out better than was anticipated
and the prospects of the fanners are
verv flattering. The movement of the
grain east has already begun and the
returns for it will soon make them feel
rich and prosperous.
The people of Kansas will have 50,
000,000 more bushels of corn this year
than last. Oats, though injured some
what by the rains, is an excellent crop.
Grass, both prairie and cultivated, is
20 per cent better than last year. Sor
ghum improved throughout Augustjand
upon the whole, is a better crop than
Isist year. It is raised mostly in the
western part of the state where it was
planted for fodder. Many varieties of
millet, of which sorghum is the cliief ,
are grown for fodder. All ove the
state sorghum is grown more or less
for molasses, and there are several mau
nfcintories for makincr sonrhum sugar.
Irish potatoes are from 25 to 50 percent
better than on lormer years, sweet
potatoes are also in excess 15 per cent.
Dickinson county has 321 acres of
timothy, 95 acres of clover, 44L acres
of other tame grasses, and 44,313 acres
of prairie under fence She has 7,861
horses, an increase of 360 over 1882
She has 997 mules and asses, a decrease
of 10 from 1882. . . .She has 6,641 milch
cows, an increase of 1,312 over 1882
She made, for year ending March 1,
1881, 5,640 pounds of cheese, 465,057
pounds of butter, 5,850 pounds of cream
ery butter, value of milk sold other than
that sold for cheese and butter, 5,732
. . . .She has, of other cattle, 15,049, an
increase of 1,973 over 1882.... She has
23,023 sheep, a decrease from 1882 of
3,737.... She has 27,818 hogs, an in-m-pasp.nf
3271 over 1882 For year
ending March 1, 1883, she produced
89,790 pounds of wool, had 71 sheep
valued at $142.00 killed by dogs and
the dogs numbered 2.014 For year
ending March 1, 18S3, she stood sixth
in value of garden products marketed,
$19,442.00, and second in value of poul
try and eggs sold, $60,051.00
On Saturday, September 15th, the
democrats of the 3d Commissioner Dis
tict met in Wall Brothers' Hall, for
the purpose of nominating a Commis
sioner for the District. The conven
tion was called to order at 2 o'clock,
p. 3i., by the chairman of the Execu
tive Committee of the district, Col.
T.. Rwimirt. who. ill a few appropriate
and well-timed remarks, explained the
object of the meeting. Alter which,
on motion, the Colonel was made per
manent chairman. Nominations then
being hi order, Col. Swigart and II. J.
G. Neumuller, Esq., were put in nom
ination. The Colonel very respectfully
declined the nomination and Mr. Neu
muller was unanimously nominated by
acclamation. This is a very fortunate
nomination, as Mr. Neumuller is one
of the most popular men of the dis
trict with democrats and republicans
alike; and we predict his election by a
large majority. The convention was a
large and harmonious one, not a jar or
seism cropped out during its delibera
tions. After passing a vote of thanks
to Wall Bros, for the use of their hall
the convention adjourned sine die.
Our amusement loving people are to
be particularly favored next week, and
too much praise cannot be given to Mr.
Harrison Bonebrake, the manager of the
Opera House, for his successful efforts
to give Abilene three first class enter
tainments during the Fair. On Tues
day andWednesday evenings, Sept. 25th
and 26th, the Fay Templeton Company
will appear before the footlights of
Bonebrake's Opera House. Tuesday
evening, "Mascotte" will be rendered,
and for Wednesday evening the audi
ence will be allowed to select from the
rcjwrtorie of the company's plays. It is
needless for the Beflector to say
that Fay Templeton will crowd the
Opera House both evenings.
Thursday evening, the 27th, Comley's
Comedy Company will present Ameri
cans greatest comedy-drama, "The
Princess Chuck." This company played
in the Gillis Opera nouse at Kan
sas City last week, and the ladies
of St. Joseph were thoroughly captiva
ted by Lizzie Harold, the winsome sou-
brette. In private life she is Airs. W .
J. Comley, the mother of a wonderful
ten weeks old boy who travels with her.
A St. Joseph paper says: "Her rooms
at the Pacific Hotel have been besieged
by callers anxious to see the little sprite,
who has and will during the season
travel thousands of miles and have
shown their appreciation of her devo
tion as a mother and qualities as an ac
tress by filling the opera house each
evening and wildly applauded her. On
Tuesday one boquet was thrown over
the footlights with a silver rattle en
closed for that dear baby boy.
r Farmers and all should make ar
rangements to attend the county fair
next week, Sept. 25-6-7-8. Select your
largest and best farm products, so that
Dickinson county will have an excel
lent showing. We have the products
to make a splendid showing if brought
out. Many strangers will be here and
we desire to show them what a first
class county can do.
UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF A CERTAIN OR
der or sale issued toy the Clerk of the district
court of Dickinson countv, State of Kansas, In a
cause pending therein, Wherein A. D. Arnold and
Ellen A. Arnold are plaintiffs, and Shelden Nobles
and William Sherlock are defendants, I will, on
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1st, A. D., 1883,
at the Fair ground In Grant township, county and
state aforesaid, at one o'clock, p. in., sell to the
highest bidder for cash in hand the following de-
scribiea personal property, to-vit: dio head of
Ewes, Wethers and Bucks, and 160 head of Lambs;
taken in attachment by A. D. Arnold and Ellen
A. Arnold as the property of said Shelden Noble
witness my hand this 19th day of September,
A. D., 1883. HENRY L1TTS,
Sheriff of Dickinson county, Kansas.
UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF AX EXECU
tlon itwied by the Clerk of the District Court
of Dickins-on County, State of Kansas, tn a enuwe
pending therein, wherein John M. Fi&iieii I
plaintiff, and Jons Ann is defendant, I will, on '
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, A. D., 1SS3,
on the Southwest Quarter of Section Number
Twenty-Eight, (23) in Township Number Fifteen,
(15), south of Range Two east of the Sixth (0)
Principal Meridian, County of Dickinson, State of
Kan.sis, at 11 o'clock, A. M., of said dav, sell to the
highest bidder for cash in hand the following de
scribed personal property, to-wit:
Four Stacks of Oats, Five Stacks of Wheat, One
Stack of Rye and Twenty-Five Acres of Corn,
more or less, now growing upon the above describ
ed land. The fain property will be sold as the
property of the above named defendant, John
Akd, in favor of the above named plaintiff, Jonx
Witness my hand this 12th day of September,
A. D. 18S3. HENRY LITTS,
4-2t. Sheriff, of Dickinson County, Kaugag.
BUGGIES, SPRING WAGONS,
Tin Roofing and Spouting a Specialty
Call and get prices hefore
Have just received an immense stock of
above goods and if you will call we
will convince you that we are
selling at low prices.
This space reserved for
T. C. Mcinerney's
advertisement next week,
A large and magnificent stock of Fall and
Winter Clothing just being opened by
HAZLETT & Co.
HAZLETT & CO.'S
0. G. HAWK.
HAWK & GLEISSNER,
A Full Line of Humphrey's Homeopathic Medicines.
Painters' Supplies, Glass, Machine Oils, &c, &c.
We keep at all times best Head Light Oil, 175 degrees test.
cjlxjIil, jjstjd sieiej us. ,,,
HAS ALWAYS BEEtf
The Pioneer in Low Prices.
And now offers better bargains to all. Having but little monev invested in show
we can often sell goods cheaper than more pretentious establishments. We keep
the best call and see.
J. H. BRADY
Offers 2oze O-ocd. Bargains
Ub-sm. a,rr3r :ma,ri. In. IKeum-seis.
Agent for IT. P. R. R. Lands, National Land Company's
Land, Agricultural College Lands.
If you want to buy a
Correct Abstracts Made For
Money Loaned at Lowest Rates.
Taxes Paid for Non-Residents.
Xo Charge for Showing Lands.
4 tf J. H.
WE HAVE A FEW FINELY BRED
Short-Horn Bull Calves
WHICH AVE WISH TO DISPOSE OF THIS FALL.
JSf" Here is a rare chance to get good stock cheap. For further informa
tion call on II. II. FLOYD, Abilene, Kansas.
i 2m. ' FLOYD & BOARDSTAIT.
CORNER OF FOURTH AND BROADWAY.
Sign of the Big Chair.
E Carries the largest stock in the west. I can and will sell cheaper than
any other house in Dickinson county. I have no rents to pay, no expensive
clerk hire, and 1'give my customers the advantoge of it. Don't buy without
seeing my goods and getting prices. Xo trouble to show goods.
7 3VL-V. UFSHAW, 13m
JN0. M. GLE1SSHEB.
D. G. SMITH.
Farm, call and see him.
All Lands In Dickinson Co. '
better Bargains now than ever before.
BRADY, Enterprise, Kansas.