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.BiLiEisnE, ric:KiN"so:N" county, Kansas, sept.
Which is larger than ever before. We handle
"Which is conceeded the best in the market. Also the celebrated
VANE CALVERT & CO.'s MIXED PAMT,imwtavefflMforSeSTOdnnoreMnmendatlon'
woimiMMwiKmon. JOHNSTON'S DRY SIZED KALSOMOTS.
Choice Flavoring Eitracts ana Pure Spices Ground, of Whole. I The Finest Brands of Cigars. i-3m
A LAEGE AND
JUST BEING RECEIVED BY
Q. F. WORLEY,
DEALER IN Harness, Collars, Bridle?, Whips, Trunk?, and Horse Goods Generally.
Promptly Done. Sonth-Eatt Corner of Cedar and Third Streets,
FEED and SALE STAB
South side of railroad on Cedar St.
D. H. Rfletzger, Pro.
Also proprietor of
& "Farmers' Home."
THIS WEEK AT
J. M. BRMIZER.
OGDEN, WEETTWOHTH & HILL,
Tinware, Table and
'No Fancy IPriceis!
"! QnArt ern em "e uare to stock a flne ne 0I Dreeca and muzzle loading guns, all
iO Opu2TLfcILLIl kinds of gun fixtures and ammunition.
ml. .n. -. a.eWould do well to notice our large line of Furst & Eradlev and N. C.
JLU.XS eUiUCio Thompson Plows, the Thompson Mowers, and the Schuttler and
G-arland StOVeS and Rallies immense line of them always on hand
TIN, COPPER A2TO SHEET IRON WORK
JKmemDer tne iriaCe corner
U J lu
1ST O RTH CRAJETT' .
HAVE JUST RECEIVED OUR FALL SHIPMENT
: OIS, VAENISHES, :
VARIED LOT OP
THE PALM LEAF PLUG
AND THE NEW YARA
5 CENT CIGAR,
FOUND ONLY AT TnE
LITTLE RED STOBE.
A. K. VANDERBILT, Pro. py
MANUFACTURED ON SHORT NOTICE.
nroaaway & Third. No.l-3m
A New Fall Stock Of
: BRUSHES, GLASS, :
nothing but the
EAST THIRD STREET.
ALWAYS ON HAND.
Confectionary f Candies
ICE (MM AND OYSTERS
September 24, 1683.
J. & L. . Lamb will have In a few days the lar
gest stock of general merchandise In tills county
outside of Abilene, and will guarantee prices 10
per cent lower than any house In this county.
The genial senior of the Reflector was In town
one day last week for a short time. Next time
come earlier and stay longer as our people want
to know more of the men that run the best paper
ever published In this county.
A wedding among the colored folks here last
week. The Enterprise barber has done gone and
went and married Miss Nichols, much to the dis
gust of certain other colored gents who had
squandered many dimes for candy, but failed to
connect. No cards, but plenty cigars for the boys.
The late rains are doing good. Soon the late
sown grain wiu.cajpet the fields with living
Corn husking Is In order. The cry will be, oh,
my sore hands.
Married, at the residence of Thos. Harbin, Esq.,
on Sunday morning, Sept. 23, 1883, by 'Squire J.
A. Tllton, Mr. Geo. H. Durant and Miss Mary
Smith, both of Detroit, After the ceremony the
happy couple took the cyclone for Denver to
spend a few days. Long life and a happy one for
you and your fair bride, old fellow.
September 21, 1883.
Overcoats in order.
Dau time for re-unions.
Come up, Milt, and tell us all about It.
Now, girls, lookout, John will be around with
his new buggy.
Will Sherwood Is being congratulated over the
arrival of a boy at his house.
James Chew will build a new house this fall.
Jim has followed blacksmithing for a great many
years, but says that he proposes from this time
forward to follow the more congenial and lucra
tive occupation- of farming.
Messrs. Grabel and Mlnlc have built good hous
es within the last few months, costing about
$1500. each. Each of these young men took unto
himself a wife last spring, and they arc to bo
complimented upon starting out In life under
such favorable circumstances.
John Glsh was thought to be the smallest man
In Newbern township, weighing about 85 lbs.
Since becoming father, however, his avoirdupois
has Increased and he assumes proportions vast.
We congratulate you, John, and may the promise
made to old Abraham prove true In your case
"In thy seed shall the nations of the earth be
Mr. Amsbaugh and family, and a sister to CoL
Swlgart, (we did not learn her name) all of Lex
ington, Ohio, are visiting Mr. Swlgart and other
friends here. Mr. Amsbaugh has come to see the
country and If he likes will locate here In the near
future. There are quite a number of Ohio's sons
and daughters here and yet room for many more.
We hope the Invigorating breezes of Kansas may
prove so conducive to Mr. A's happiness while
here that he will dispose of his property In Ohio
and become a citizen of this the banner county of
Miss Jennie Friz will have charge of the school
In No. 44 the ensuing year, commencing about the
middle of Oct. Miss Friz is said to be a good
teacher and the school will be ably managed.
Dlst. 105 has secured the sen-Ices of Mr. Monroe
Hersh. Mr. H. is a resident of the district and
has taught there with good success before.
Hark! I hear music Oh, yes, It's Miss Sarah
Swlgart whistling as usual, "Oh, where Is my
darling Pete to-night."
A re-union of old soldiers will be held on the
Fair Grounds at Abilene on Friday, Sept. 28. A
big dinner will be prepared for the occasion, after
which a public muster will take place.
T WILL SELL AT MY RESIDENCE, ONE AND
-"- one-half mile ent of Abilene, on the Detroit
road, gale to commence at ten o'clock, a. m., on
Saturday, Oct. 13, 1883,
the following described pergonal property to-wit:
4 Head of Good Work IIotcks, a of which arc
good brood mares ; 8 Head of Colts, 4 two-years
old each, and 4 onc-yenr old each ; 1 two-years old
Mule; 40 Head of Cattle, 10 of which arc milch
cows, some having calves by their sides; 1 three
years Old Steer; 5 two years old Steers; 7 one-year
old Steers; the remainder. Heifers: 5 Breeding
and other articles too numerous to mention.
TERMS OF SALE. All sums of So.00 and un
der, cash; on all sums over $5.00 a credit of ten
months will be given, purchaser giving note with
approved security. No goods to be removed until
terms of sale are complied with Six cr cent, off
for cash. SAMUEL BRICKER.
J. N. Bcrtox, Auctioneer.
TnE UNDERSIGNED WILL OFFER AT
Public sale at his residence in Section 1
Township 15, Range 3, two miles south of
Houston's Ranch, on Carrie Creek,
Thursday, Oct. 11, 1883,
The following described property to-wit: Three
Head Horses, Fifty Head Shoats, Pigs and no" s,
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 Ladies Saddle, Two Cookinc
Stoves, one almost new, Two Heating Stoves, One
fntn fTnltivntiir. Om T-nr.tnvn SfnMirnv ' r.
Piano, a lot of Household and Kitchen Furniture.
TERMS: All sums of S3, and nndcr, . cash; on
all sums over $5. a credit of ten morif hs will be
given, purchaser giving note, bearing 8 per cent,
interest, with approved security.
F. t. WIHTLAW.
M. L. Potter, of Woodbine, Auctioneer.'
WILL SELL AT MY RESIDENCE, ONE
mile east of Industry, on Clay and Dick
inson County line,
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.
uousenoia ana kilcukii lunuuire,
9SSSiTSK5 OTSS.. -,n
hows; 4 biioats; 21 figs; 1 Poland Boar; 1 Lumber
Wagon; 3 Plows; 2 Harrows; 2 Com Cultivators;
1 sweep rake Wood's Reancr: 4 Sets of Trumps.
with ten per cent, interest, and approved secu-' progress, and their appearance so near
rity. Five per cent, discount for cash. Terms w together, and witliin so short a space
must be complied with before removal of prop- mQsfc siugularj a nofc g.
John Thompson, Auctioneer. S.J. HYSOM. nificantfact.
The non-partisan Judicial Convention met ac
cording to call at the court house in this city
Monday afternoon at two o'clock. The session
was a short one, but it did not fully conform to the
spirit of the call. It was anything but non-par
tisan, and the Reflector does not say this in a
The preliminary skirmishing before the Con
vention showed too much party feeling, and the
result and mode of procedure were matters of no
surprise to the writer.
The fight was a clearly defined one between
Mr. Mahan, of this city, and Mr. McClure, of
Junction City, and the election of chairman was
a test vote. Mr. c. G. Hawk was nominated by
the Mahan faction and Mr. O. F. Serl by the Mc
Clure men, and Mr. Hawk was elected.
It was at this time that the partisan nature of
the contest came out prominently. The majori
ty showed no inclination to be even courteous to
the minority. The business of the Convention
was pushed; it was moved, seconded and carried
that the chairman appoint a committee of three
to make up a slate of nine delegates and an equal
number of alternates; the committee reported,
and It was at once moved, seconded and carried
that the report be received and adopted. The
minority asked for the privilege of bringing out
another set of delegates and alternates, so that
the convention might decide between the two,
but the request was denied, and after the adop
tion of the committee's report the Convention ad
The Reflector has no personal preference for
either candidate; naturally, a feeling of home
pride would Incline It towards Mr. Mahan, but It
does object to thef way the Convention was con
ducted. Under the call, the Convention was a non-partisan
one, and the high-handed proceedings were
certainly not In spirit with the occasion. The
friends of Mr. Mahan were certainly In the ma
jority; they could have nominated Mahan dele
gates in spite of all opposition, and they could
have afforded to be courteous to a very respecta
ble minority. The list of names handed to the
Chair by the minority could have been presented
to the Convention and a vote could have been
taken, with perfect safety to Mr. Mahan's inter
ests,between it and the list presented by the com
mittee. For the sake of fairness, the Convention
should have gone further. The Convention was
a non-partisan one, and there were two candi
dates before it. Committees should have been
appointed from both factions, and the list of
names presented by each committee should have
been voted on, one against the other, and the suc
cessful candidate thus named. This method
would have been non-partisan, it would have
been fair but it was notadopted.
The following delegates were named by the
Convention which Is now sitting at Junction
City. They were not instructed by words, but
the manner of choosing them commits them to
Mr. Mahan's Interests:
Delegates L. A. Reed, J.J. Berry, John Johntz,
J. F. Staatz, T. C. Iliff, T. C. Ayers, Clem Bell, M.
D. Harrington, C. L. Sherman.
Alternates Wm. Sherwood, W. S. Stambaugh,
James Morley, J. J. Cooper, J. M. Fisher, C. F.
Mead, M. P. Jolley, O. L. Moore.
Baptist Church Notes.
Ladles' Aid Society of the Baptist Church will
meet next Saturday afternoon at 2:30 with Mrs.
Pierce south side of railroad. Every member and
all Interested In the work of the society are ex
pected to be present.
Baptist Sunday School will meet hereafter at
9:45, and the hour of preaching service is eleven
The Baptist Sunday School will review the
quarter's lessons at 0:45. The exercises will con
sist of singing, reading of passages of scripture
which have ibeen given to the members oftho
school, a short address by one of the teachers,and
pointed remarks on each lesson. Beautiful col
ored diagrams will be placed upon the wall illus
trating each lesson. Come and enjoy the service.
Brothers Pettlt and Hansbrough and the pastor
of! the Baptist Church have been appointed dele
gates to attend tho Smoky Hill Association held
at Clay Centre Oct. 3d.
The pastor of the Baptist Church preaches In
Garfield township every other Sunday between
the morning service In this city and the evening
service at Solomon.
Baptist services in Grace Chapel on Spruce St.,
next Sunday morning at eleven o'clock. There
will be a chair for you.
Have you noticed the marble slab placed In the
east wall of the new Baptist Church? It was fur
nished by Mr. Bramley.
Mr. Elcholtz ls'making the pews for the Baptist
JThe Ladies' Aid Society meet every Saturday
Instead of Thursday -as before.
, Destroying Demon.
Mr. Plumer, living on the west branch of Tur
key creek In Jefferson township, suffered a seri
ous ioss last Saturday night. The members of
the family had retired for the night, but their rest
was broken by the roarihgand crackling of flames.
It'was soon discovered that-the barn was on fire,
and the flames were under such headway that it
Was found Impossible to check them. The build
ing was burned to the ground, and the following
contents were destroyed: Eight horses, two wag
ons, one loaded with grain and the other with coal,
groceries and chickens, one corn planter, 200
bushels of oats, and a small quantity of hay. The
loss is estimated at $2250.00, with no Insurance.
Mr. Plumer had just bought the place and the
loss win laU heavily upon him. The origin of the
fire Is unknown.
On Monday night about midnight, the
10th inst, Prof. Swift, director of the
"Warner Observatory, Rochester, X. Y.,
discovered another comet in the same
constellation with the one recently
found by Prof. Brooks. It is moving
almost directly toward the earth, and
hence shows very little motion, so that
Prof . Swift found it difficult to verify
and was unable to do so until last Sat
urday night. The two comets will very
likely cross each other's orbits in their
Prohibition in Kansas.
The State Temperance Convention
met last week at Topeka, and was a pro
nounced success so far as interest and
talent were concerned. Among the
many eloquent speeches the Kansas City
Times selects that of Mr. J. M. Legate,
of Leavenworth, as being the most ag
gressive, and for the wide publicity
which the newspapers have given it.
The Times says that Mr. Legate bases
his argument on these words: "Laws
are the chrystalized conclusions of a
people of a state. They represent the
sentiments of a majority of the people."
The conclusion is that they must there
fore be right. Mr. Legate assumes that
the constitutional prohibition in Kansas
is a chrystalized conclusion of the peo
ple of the State, when it was from its
inception an experiment. The very es
sence of law is the ability and deter
mination to execute it. This the peo
ple, had evidently not considered, as
there has been no serious attempt made
to execute the prohibition amendment,
although the legislature provided all
the machinery nececsary for the purpose.
Mr. Legate fully recognizes the force
of this fact when he denounces the peo
pie of Kansas as cowards for doing what
they evidently had not thought of doing
when the prohibition amendment was
passed. They were in the position of
the man who commenced to build his
house without counting the cost, and,
like him, they have failed.
It is idle now, when the law is prac
tically a dead letter on the statute book,
to denounce the people of Kansas for
not executing it when they did not re
alize the magnitude of the work before
them when they voted for prohibition.
The legislature of Missouri passed a
high license law and they coupled with
its administration the observance of the
Sunday law. Both of these laws are a
success. The authorities were deter
mined to execute them, and it is done.
When a single city proposed to shelter
itself behind an old enactment, the gov
ernor of the state resolved to convene
the legislature to remove the impedi
ment. When Kansas sets as earnestly
to work then her laws will be the chrys
talized conclusions of the people.
The Tariff Question.
Do you understand the tariff question?
Can you afford not to understand it?
Are you not ashamed to confess, if
you must confess, that you do not know
how your taxes are paid, nor how much
"What do you think of a tax system
that so many people do not understand?
Is such a system worthy of confidence?
If you do not understand the tariff
question, how do you know that you are
not voting away apart of your family's
food and clothing, or other comforts you
would like to give them, to put money
into somebody else's pocket?
Prof. Perry, of "Williams College,
America's greatest economist, says that
our protective tariff in the last twenty
years has cost us in twenty years, 12,
000,000,000 hi gold over and above what
a revenue would have cost us; that this
is three times as much as the war cost
us; and that all this money is worse
than wasted. This would be 1,500 to .
every average family. J. S. Moore, an 'J'
expert, and a successful business man,
estimates the present loss at $1,000,
000,000 a year. Is this not worth look
Can you afford not to study the tariff
question and find out foryourself wheth-:;
er j'our earnings are not being filched"'
away from you at such a rate, when so
many great men say that they are?
It will cost you nothing to investigate
the question. Is it not your duty to
yourself and your family to candidly
look into this matter? ; .
If you do understand the question,
then is it not your plain duty, and a.
great privilege, to make your neighbors
understand it? " "
Is it not a question that concerns your
liberties as well as theirs?
"Will it not pay you to : talk this -mat-'-
ter over with them?
Is a man properly qualified to-vote
who doesn't understand' the most vital
question before the people? . -'-i
The Hew Two-Cent Stamps. '
r , - ,
The requisitions upon the postoffice
department by postmasters for hew'twq:
cent stamps are so large that the con
tractors are unable to supply the de-..
mand, and the department consequently
is reducing the amounts called for in
the requisitions. The4- contractors at
present are able to furnish one and a
half million stamps daily, but this is
much less than the number demanded.
During the early part of the present-
month the department distributed a'
large number of old two-cent stamps
among the smaller postoffices, yet it is
believed that with the utmost exertions'
of the department fully one-third of the
postoffices of the country will not have:
an adequate supply of stamps upon the.
date when the law providing for the new
letter rate goes into operation. The de
partment officials, however, do not fear,
any serious obstruction of business.
'Squire A. M. German was
in to see
the Eeflector last Saturday.
just finished planting 90 acres of wheat,
and he tliinks that the soil is in better
condition for seeding than it has ever
been. Look out for a big crop of wheat