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ABILENE, DIOJglrSQr COUNTY, KZA3STSAS, OCT. 18, 1883.
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-WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED OUR FALL SMPMENT 0F-
WHITE LEAD, :
: MIXED PAINTS,
: OIS, VABNISHES, :
: BRUSHES, GLASS, :
Which is larger than ever before. We handle nothing but the
Southern White Lead.
Which is conceeded the best in tlie market. Also the celebrated
VANE CALVERT & CO.'S MIXED PAINT, Which we nave handled for the past six years, and needs no recommendation.
. . .,.,, ' Also the well known
Wc will sell these at a lower figure than ever before offered. i TnTTTVTOTimTJCi TVDTr oti7 n -rr t r, - mm
Also a fine line of JUHJNblOJN'S DRY SIZiiD KALSOMINE.
Choice Flavorlng.Extraets and Fare Spices &ronnfl or Whole. I The Finest Brands of Cigars. i3m
J. H. BRADY
Offers More Orood ZBaxgrairis
tlism. 3,23.37- mcLsuzi In. KZeunssus-
Agent for U. P. R.' R. Lands, National Land Company's
Land, Agricultural College Lands.
THE PALM LEAF PLUG
AND THE NEW YARA
5 CENT CIGAR,
Plenty of min, and wheat is spring
ing right up.
Com will soon be dry enough to crib,
and farmers will be as busy as they ever
Mr. Walter Dodge, who has been in
the sheep business in Ellis county, re
turned home last Saturday, having sold
Mr. Sherwood, of Illinois, father of
Will and Charlie Sherwood, two of our
uest citizens, arrived here on a visit last
Mr. Shatto and family, who have been
visiting in Missouri for tlip. Inst month
arrived home Saturday, and think they
can still live in Kansas.
The Tunker Brethren will hold love
feast services at Mr. Jolmllumbarger's
the 20th and 21st inst.
Mr. Ambaugh & Co., who have been
here for a few weeks, will start for their
home in Ohio next Wednesday. They
like Kansas and think thev will snnn
cast their lot with us. They are good
people and to all such we extend a cor-
"What! am I dreaming? Oh no, it's
a fact. Oh, my rapturous heart, you
beat too fast! I could scarcely have
hoped for so much good news in one
day! Ohio gone Democratic and I have
a bouncing eleven pound boy at my
house! Let us drink!" Milo Huston!
Well, boys, how was the dance any
the people. There seems to be no end
to the political possibilities of women if
they are admitted to any county office
other than County Superintendent of
Schools, where a special provision is
made for them. These questions are
asked in sober earnest, for it is a par
amount necessity that the Register of
.ueeus snouia oe eligible to the office.
If there should be a doubt in the mat
ter, and the question should ever be
tested, what a terrible state of affairs
would be inaugurated as to the correct
ness of the records. This question de
serves more than a passion- notiee
more than mere arbitrary statements.
As a voter, we should like to be enlight
ened on the subject.
A Property Owner.
An Open Card to the Public.
It having been pretty freely circula
ted that I would contest the election
should Miss Alice Junken be elected
Register of Deeds, I wish to state in
this public manner that such a story is
untrue, i nave no such intention, and
shall not inaugurate a contest in the
courts should my fair antagonist be
elected. If the office is not given to me
by a majority of free votes, I do not care
to have it. I hope that this statement
will prove satisfactory to all concerned.
E. G. Putnam.
According to announcement in last
week's Reflector, a meeting of the
young ladies and gentlemen of the
Catholic congregation of Chapman was
held last Sunday for the purpose of
nominating a candidate to contest for
the gold cross and necklace to be voted
to the most popular young lady at the
Chapman Fair. One ballott was taken,
resulting in the choice of Miss Mary
Erwin. The nominee is a daughter of
John Erwin, one of the oldest and most
highly respected citizens of Dickinson
county. The young lady is well known
and highly esteemed all over the sur
rounding country. Chapman, her home
and birthplace, will poll a very large
vote for its candidate.
If you want to buy a Farm, call and see him.
Correct Abstracts Made For All Lands In Dickinson Co.
Money Loaned at Lowest Rates.
Taxes Paid for Non-Residents.
Xo Charge for Showing Lands. Better Bargains now than ever before.
J. H. BRADY, Enterprise, Kansas
FOUND ONLY AT THE"
LITTLE RED STOBE.
A. K. VAOTERBLLT, Pro, Py
A New Fall Stock Of
THIS WEEK AT
J. M. BRENIZER
As election day will soon be at hand,
we thought a word from here would not
come amiss, letting folks know that the
lion. E. Brunson is thought worthy of
a higher position than County officer,
hence we shall give Thos. Kirbyagrand
The storm last week made a general
wreck of empty grainaries and com
Smith Bros, finished threshing their
crop of about 2,000 bushels of wheat.
They are go-ahead boys and think of
going east on a visit this fall.
Mr. Gillett is threshing his crop and
will have about 10,000 bushels of wheat.
One of Buckeye township's enterpris
ing farmers, Mr. Ralph Middleton and
family, were visiting friends hi this vi-
cmity last week.
Mr. McPherren. a former citizen, hut.
now a resident of Iowa, is here on a
flying trip. Mac is a good boy.
School opened on the 1st of October
and is progressing finely with J. B.
Martin at the helm.
There will be no preaching at the
school house next Sundav. "Rev. TCen-
dall being called away to a Quarterly
Mr. Whitlaw, on Carrie Creek, dis
posed of all his stock and household fur
niture for a high price at auction, last
Game is plenty and the Philadelphian
farmer is happy.
Who was serenaded last Tuesday
night? we Wonder.
Gold Cross and Necklace.
A beautiful burnished gold cross and
gold necklace will be voted at the Chap
man Fair to the most popular young la
dy in Dickinson and Davis counties.
The cross is of pure gold, burnished,
with a set in the center. The necklace
is also of pure gold and of very fine
workmanship. They were made to or
der by the Ilersfield Jewelry House,
Leavenworth, Kan. The refnilar can
didates for this contest are: Chapman,
Miss Mary Enoin; Junction, Miss Ella
Dixon. The polls for voting will open
Wednesday night at 9:30 and close
at an hour to be announced at the Fail-.
OGDEET, WE3ffTW0ETH & HILL
ITSifiTfr T "ETC"!
Tinware, Table and Pocket Cutlery.
No Ianoy IPrioes!
TO SuOrtSmen Wetestaflialnelllieif toreeclnd muzzle loading guns, all
aw wwawuiou kinds of gun ustures and ammunition. "o."
n?hfi Parmerfl Wo d0 weu notice our large line or Furst & Bradlev and N c
J.HO X aimers Kte?1Wa3,otnTl10 PS0Q MWerS' nnd e Suttto and
Grarland StOVeS and HangeS & immense line of them always on hand
' TIN, COPPER AND SHEET IRON WORK MANUFACTURED ON SHORT NOTICE.
Hmmber the Place Corner Broadway & Third.
Nc. 1 3m
EAST THIRD STREET.
V.cs tvcA CttAces
ALWAYS ON nAND.
ICE CREAM AND OYSTERS
October loth, 1883.
Harrington is the title given the new
town surveyed off on Tuesday last. It
is twenty-live miles west of Council
Grove, in Dickinson comity, on the
ranch now owned by Mr. D. M. Har
rington, commonly called "Springdale
Eanch." This is a most suitable site
for a town that could be found for man v
miles around, and it isnrettvsure in lie
a prominent and fast growing town.
Already one larcre store is froino- im ami
many others are talked of soon.
How The New Stamp Sells.
Kansas City Times.
"The sale of postage stamps is keep
ing up to about the same figure as be
fore the rate was reduced," Colonel T.
S. Case yesterday remarked. "Our
sales are about $500 worth per day, and
the old sales did not average any more
As it was known that Colonel Case
does not hold to the theory that the
cheaper the rate-of the postaire the more
letters there would be written, he was
asKea now lie accounted tor the present
"Oh, I suppose people allowed them
selves to run entirely out of stamps,
and are now supplying themselves."
At this juncture Mr. Boyce, superin
tendent of earners, handed Mr. Case
the list of advertised letters, which
was an unusually large one, and more
people were writing letters now than
"Why, I could see a difference as
soon as the two cent rate went intn ef
fect," he declared. "Ignorant .people
went to writing because it was cheap,
and we have been fairly deluged with
letters whose addresses are positively
so bad we can't read them. I don't
pretend to say how long this state of
affairs will keep up, but I believe it is
true at the present time at least, that
there is an unusually large number of
letters being written.
At his home in Hayes townsliip,
Thursday, Oct, 11, 1S83, Mr. Wm. Has
tings, aged about 35 years.
Mr. Hastings had catarrh in one of
his hands, which was lanced on Wed
nesday, the 11th. Thursday he ate a
hearty dinner and appeared well. He
lay down on the lounge and dropped to
sleep, never more to waken in this
world. He was a member of the Ma
sonic order, and the remains were bur
ied Sunday with Masonic honors by Be
nevolent Lodge, Xo. 98, A. F. & A.M.,
-AOliene. r letO mvincr fmmflmM
is a just tribute to his memory:
TO THE WOKSIIIFFUL M.VSTEK AND BRETHREN OF
Benevolent Lodge, No. 9S, A. T. & A. M.
Wc, your committee appointed to express the
sentiments of t-aid Lodge relative to the death of
Bro. William Hastings.of Reno Lodgc.No. 140.A.P.
& A. 3L, Hntchinfcon.Kan., would respectfully re
port that in the death of Bro. Hastings the Frater
nity has Iot a worthy nnd npright member, his
neighbors an honest and liberal minded ciHznn.
and his family a kind and jindnlgent hnsband and
father. Though lost to us, we firmly believe that
nc nas gamed a resting place in that "better land"
beyond the grave.
The family and friends of our departed brother
have onr heartfelt sympathy in this their hour of
affliction, and it is the devout prayer of the mem
bers of this Lodge that "He who tempers the wind
to the shorn lamb" may soothe and comfort the af
flicted relatives in their deep distress.
R. McCORSfACK, 1
Richard Waring, Com.
C. W. Brooks. )
At Bonebrake's Opera House, Fri
day evening, October 26th, the Woltzes
will appear before our people in the
English Opera, "ew Daughter of the
Regiment." The Opera is founded up
on a very pretty romance during the
time of .Napoleon's wars. The writer
has never seen the Opera, and cannot,
therefore, unreservedly recommend it.
The company comes highly recommen
ded, and no doubt a rich treat is in
store for our people. The company
will remain two evenings with chance
On Tuesday evening, Oct. 23rd, at
Bonebrake's Opera House, Rev. H. B.
Seeley will deliver his lecture entitled,
Santa Fe Lands in Kansas.
The grading on the new road is com
pleted to within two or three miles of
Mr. and Mrs. Harrington's two chil
dren were at home on a visit last Sunday.
They are attending school at Enter
The Presbvterians held a meetino- in
the grove last Sunday.
Bergin Taylor has bought a new shot
gun. Oh, my! how the hawks do suf
fer! We understand that the graders of
the new road intend making this place
their winter quarters. If they do things
win ue iiveiy at Harrington.
Editor Reflector I notice in last
week's Gazette that its editor says that
the best legal minds in the State affirm
that women are elierible to tlie. nffine nf
Register of Deeds. I wish to take issue
with him on this noint. With the. Inmi-
est feelings for Miss Junken and a cer
tain knowledge that she is capable of
holding the office, I must yet question
her eligibility. Tiie best legal author
ity of this county and state inform us
that she is not eligible. Here is, at
least, a conflict between the legal
' 'lights. ' ' If a woman is eligible to the
office of Register of Deeds, whv is she
not eligible to the office of Sheriff, Gov
ernor, or any otner office in the gift of
KansaB City Times.
Several months ago the Times gave
State Agent Crawford's brief of the
claimed lands of the Santa Fe road an
exhaustive review which was widely
copied by the Kansas press, and it is a
matter of great satisfaction that the
state agent has been fullv sncfiessfnl.
and a million of acres of fine lands will
be at once open for settlement without
the interference of the railroad authori
ties. Let us hope that this auspicious
beginning of compelling the railroad
corporations to diserome the lands thev
claim, and for which they have done
nothing whatever, will be followed by
There is nothincr that can rpilmnui
more to the credit of Governor Glick
than this decision. The matter has
been prosecuted to a successful issue
under his administration. The whole
usurpation had gone on under succes
sive republican governors, and with re
publican representatives in both the
senate and the house at Washington.
This wholesale land stealing has been
strictlvin accordance with rennhiinnn
methods during all these twenty years
past, and there will be no attemnt mnrie
by the government to reclaim any por
tion of the wasted public domain until
the present party is turned out of the
government and the democratic party
The neonle of Kansas have, heen lnno-
fooled by the pretended party of purity!
Thev must be aware now thnt. the men
who for years they honored by electing
to the highest offices in then: gift, have
systematically betrayed them, and that
they have "stood in" with the railroad
corporations for the purpose of obtain
ing for the corporations all this land,
sufficient for 10,000 farms of 100 acres
each room enough for homes for 50,000
people. Let US hone that the hemn-
ning of the end of this land-stealing has
"The battle of Gettvshnrrr ami South
ern Prison Life." This announcement
will be particularly interesting tn tim
G. A. R. post of Abilene, and to all
students of the strife which well nigh
divided the Union. Adjutant General
Devendorf, G. A. R. Kansas, says of
this lecture: "Having heard Rev. H.
B. Seeley deliver his lecture entitled
"The Battle of Gettvsbnrcr and Smith-
em Prison Life," I heartily and cheer-
lunycommenu tne lecture as instruc
tive and entertaining. I can recommend
Comrade Seeley and his lecture to the
Grand Army Posts in this department,
that are desirous of giving an enter
tainment for the benefit of their organ
izations. Comrade Seeley served long
and faithfully in the Union ranks an ri
and spent many weary months in the
prison pens of the South, and tells what
Commander C. J. McDivitt further says
of the lecture: "The lecture of Capt.
II. B. Seely on 'Battle of Gettysburg
and Southern Prison Life,' advertised
for October 23d, in Bonebrake's Opera
House, while not under the auspices of
the Post, vet the lecturer nomes here
very highly recommended; and, besides
uemg a good lecturer, tlie Captain was
a good soldier and is a gentleman. All
comrades who attend will, in my judg
ment, be amply repaid. The admis
sion is low and we hope to see the Op
era House crowded."
Donations to the Chapman Fair.
F. B. Lillie, Chapman, fine watch.
F. B. Lillie. Chapman, toilet set and case.
N. F. Grien, pickle castor.
B. Rockwell, S5.00 fancy articles.
Z. Miller Sl.00, G. Reynolds $2.00; Monroe
Thos. Flanigan, table spread; 31. W.Keller.lamp
J. B. Wadleigh S2.00; M. S. Coryell S1.00.
Mnrphy & Ames $3.00, Mrs. Keller S1.00.
C. B. Hoffman, Enterprise, S10.00.
C. Forgarty, fine silver cake basket.
Mrs. Londrigon, pr. ear-rings; Mrs. T. Gooman,
pr car rings.
Kate Ryan, pr tidies; Mre. Nicholson, prlaco
G. V. Huhn, Chapman Mills. 55.00 and 100 lbs.
Mrs. Hart, Leavenworth, Kans., silk pin-cushion
and Life of Christ.
McNamee Bros., and the Wrcford brass band of
14 pieses have kindly donated the mneie two even
ICE CEEAM, CANDY, SODA WA
ter, Lemonade, Cake, Fruit, &c, at