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ABILENE, DIOKIISrSOISr OOTJ2STTY, KANSAS, OCT. 25, 1S83.
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J. Gk NORTHORAFT'S,
Which is larger than ever before. We handle
Which is conceeded the best in the market. Also the
VANE CALVERT & COi's MIXED PAINT WWchweliavchandleaforthe past six years, and needs no recommendation.
wc wm sel1 ttoAS &tliai1 ever 1tore offcrcd' JOHNSTON'S DBYOTZED KALSOMINE.
Choice FlavorinE Extracts and. Pare
J. H. BRADY
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Agent for U. 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.
No Charge for Showing Lands. Better Bargains now than ever before.
4tf J. EC. BEADY, Enterprise, Kansas.
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A New Fall
OGDEIT, WEETTWOETH & HILL,
Tinware, Table and
!N"o ITaiioy Prices!
Iff Qm fr am art we have to stock a flne line of breech and muzzle loading guns, all
J.O opOIXSmen fcmds of gun fixtures and ammunition.
rm, Apa -- - Would do well to notice our large line of Furst Bradley and N. C.
uc rtixutyxES Thompson Plows, the Thompson Mowers, and the Schuttler and
Garland Stoves and Ranges
TIN, COFFER AND SHEET IRON WORK MANUFACTURED ON SHORT NOTICE.
Remember the Place Corner Broadway & Third. Nc.l-3m
IIAVE JUST RECEIVED OUR FALL SHIPMENT
: OIS, VAMISHES, :
Spices Ground or Whole. I The
O - ood. Sa,:rga,irLS
sum. In. Kansas.
Earm, call and see him.
All Lands In Dickinson Co.
THIS WEEK AT
immense line of them always on hand
: BRUSHES, GLASS, :
nothing but the
Finest Brands of ftps. i-:
THE PALM LEAF PLUG
AND THE NEW YARA
5 CENT CIGAR,
FOUND ONLY AT THE
LITTLE RED STOBE.
A. E. VANDEEBILT, Pro. iy
EAST THIRD STREET.
ALWAYS ON HAND.
ICE CREAM AD OYSTERS
Air. Yartell is on the sick list.
Ed. Allam was initiated
school room last Monday.
Peter Snyder, of Summerset Co., Pa.,
is running the Woodbine Mills, during
Mr. L. Potter's absence.
Bev. Kendall went to Milford to at
tend a quarterly meeting last Sunday.
Mr. Peck, a resident of Woodbine,
while after a load of apples to Douglass
Co. last week, had by some mishap, a
painful accident befall liini on his way
home, which resulted in breaking his
left leg above the knee. Mr. Peck is
an. aged man and the people of the vi
cinity are in sympathy with him and
hope for a speedy recovery.
Mr. W. S. McPherren, a former resi
dent of this place but now of Iowa,
and Miss Bertie Armstrong were uni
ted in the holy bonds of matrimony
last Monday evening. We wish them
much happiness during their career.
We shall miss Miss Bertie but what is
our loss is Mac's gain.
Irwin Rogers is building a barn and
fixing up in general. Why is it? we
Kanden Lightcap is plastering
school house in Sleighgel district.
Our people are well pleased with the
actions of the County Commissioners
in appointing Will Sherwood trustee of
this township. Will has served us be
fore and Ave know whereof we speak
Avhen we say that he makes a good
John Bostwick received last week by
express a very fine repeating rifle from
his uncle. We only wish Ave had an
uncle so generous.
M. B. Ilersh has rented one of his
houses to Mr. BroAvn, avIio is engaged
in renovating feathers and shooting
prairie chickens. Mr. BroAvn is said to
be one of the best marksmen in this
section and he never fails to bring the
Mr. James Blagg AVill soon move from
here to his farm in Logan tOAvnship.
Mr. B. is a good citizen and Ave com
mend him and his AATorthy family to the
good people of Logan.
Your correspondent is informed that
Mr. John Beves and family, avIio have
been in Denver, Col., for the past eigh
teen months started on the loth inst.
for their comfortable little cottage in
this tOAvnship. They Avent there prin
cipally on account of Mrs. It's health,
and Ave hope that she may return very
Mr. Shatto and Miss Shatto, of Mis
souri, the former a cousin and the lat
ter a sister of our esteemed friend, Am
brose Shatto, are risiting here.
Editor Reflector: I have Avit
nessed a g eat deal of talk concerning
Miss Junken, avIio is a candidate for
Register of Deeds, of her being eligible
to the office if elected, and rgain vice
verm. W'th all due respect to that
amiable and esteemed lady, the mlss'on
of her sex, sanctioned and ordained by
the Creator, Avas a noble one, and in
commemoration of that event, I say
that Avoman is the noblest work of God;
but if woman is to assume the duties
of man and is to rise to distinction in
the political arena, run ou. caucuses
and conventions, I presume that Ave
men "will be compelled to remain a!;
home, nurse the babies, cook and do up
the general housework aid have every
thing serene on the arrival of our wives,
or our daughters off the political stump.
2ft)Av I believe the gentler sex is not in
tended for the drudgery of the politi
cian; her mission is endoAA'ed with quali
ties to make home happy and cheerful
by their presence, attend to wants and
cares of a kind husband and an indul
gent father after their hard days toil
and provide them with a good warm
dinner or supper of a cold day. I have
a AAif e and daughters whom I love and
adore, and I should not like for them
to allow their names to be used for po
Comrades, one of the defenders of
ourPlag and our Country should be
first considered and have the prefer
ence before all others for political posi
tion. Without distinction to 0cal poli
tics A'ote for E. G. Putnam and Jeff J.
Rip Vax Winkle.
Before and After.
The 3-cent postage stamp and the
chance of democratic success, in Ohio
are things of the past JY. Y. Tribune.
This is our year. The tidal waves of
last fall have not been nor Avill not be
encored. Ohio AA'ill demonstrate that
free rum and a free bar'l cannot com
mand the majority of her intelligent re
putable voters. if. Y. Tribune, Sep
The Ohio election means that the
presidential contest of next year Avill be
one of peculiar earnestness. The great
parties present the appearance of being
so evenly balanced that a few hard
blows may turn the scale one way or
the other. The republican party will
not have an easy Arictory. jf. Y. Tri
bune after election.
Eligibility of Women.
Editor Reflector: The article
signed, "A Property Owner," in your
paper of the ISth instant, Avas evident
ly Avritten by one unfamilia with the
lr w relating to the eligibility of Avome i
to hold the office of Register of Deeds
and County Superintendent of Public
Instruction. "Property Owner' says
there in a special pnmsion in the laAvs
of the state giving Avoinen the right to
nold the office of County Superintend
ent. This i not true; and I chalenge
him to cite a single p ovwon of the
statutes or constitution of the State to
sustain his assertion. There is no
spec:?l provision giA'ing Avomen the
right to hold the office of County Su
perintendent. "P-operty Owner"' also
says thai, "the best les'al authority of
ibis county and state inform us that
she is not eligible." Now I again chal
lenge "Property OAvner" to produce
the opinion of a single attorney of
prominence in the state to the effect
that a Avoman is nob eligible to the of
fice of Register of Deeds, or for the
matter of that, any other county office,
except that of County Commissioner.
In the last instance the statute creat
ing the office of County Commissioner
expressly says that the person ho'ding
ihao office shall be an "elector from
each representadve district." There
is o e other instance, and only one, in
avIiHi the 'onstitution oc statutes pre
cludes woman from holding an office
and that is in sec. 4, art. 2, of the con
stitution AAhi"n siys:
shall be a member of
Avno is not ac me tune or nis election a
qualified Aoter of , and resident in, the
county or district for Avhich he is elect
ed." The laAV creating the Lavo offices
of Register of Deeds and County Su
perintendent does not differ in any ma
terial point. The supreme court, the
highest legal authority in the state the
coiu't of last resort, and the court that
determines what the lawo ' the state is,
says, i-i the case of Mary P. Wright av.
Julius II. ;Nbe'', that if "there is no ex
p. ess constitutional disqualification of
females, and no affirmative statement
of qualifications Avhich would exclude
them thei they are eligible to office."
'Now I defy "Property Owner" to find
in the law relating to the office of Reg
ister of Deeds any disqualification of fe
males or any affirmative statement of Quali
fications which xcouldi exclude them.
"Property OAA'ner," as if to frighten
the people, says: "If there should be
a doubt in the matter, and ihe question
should ever be tested, Avhat a te Tible
state of affairs would be inaugurated as
to the correctness of the records." Let
me ?sk -'Property OAvner," Avhat about
the records for the past ten years?
Have they not been signed by Avomen
as deputies? Have not Avomen acted as
deputies in other counties ? Has any
of the '-best legal authoiities" ever
questioned the validity of the records?
Certainly the opportunity has been af
forded many times to question their
legality. If Avomen can act as depu
ties, why not as principals ?
It has been asserted that because the
statute creating the office of Register
of Deeds uses the masculine pronoun
there "ore females are excluded. So
does the statute in relation to County
Superintendent a. id yet the court holds
that women a. e eligible. Even if die
Supreme coiut had not decided this
poiot the statute of the state determ
ines the question. In subdivision 3 of
sec. 1. of chap. 104 of the statutes of
the state, being a Law relating to the
construction of terms used in the stat
utes, you Avill find these Avords:
"Words impa ting the mascu'ine gen
der only mf y be extended to iemales
An Open Card.
As it is being Avidely published and
circulated in this 8th Judicial District
that Captain J. R. McClure is acting in
bad faith in announcing his name as a
candidate for Judge, Ave deem it our
duty in justice to him to make public
the following statement of facts.
1st. Captain McClure refused to al
Ioav his name to be presented to the Ju
dicial Convention AA'luch convened at
this place on the 26th day of September,
1883, and his name Avas presented to
said convention AA'ithout his knoAA'ledge
or consent, Avhile he Avas absent at Clay
Center on professional business, and
against his express request to the dele
gates of his county before he left.
2nd. Wm. J. Blakely, one of the del
egates from Davis county, publicly in
said convention stated that the presen
tation of Captain McClure's name Avas
unauthorized and the convention so un
Junction City, Oct. 20th, 1883.
James Ketner, Ch'm of Com.
Wm. J. Blakely, Delegate.
De Naixt Lady.
Raleigh News and Observer.
At a negro baptizing the other day,
a slim preacher took a fat sister doAn
into the waters of a bayou. Just as he
dipped her under the water she slipped
from liis grasp and glided under the
root of a large cypress tree, from which
sad entanglement it was impossible to
extricate her until life was extinct. The
preacher, without the slightest sIioav of
embarrassment, raised his hands, and,
turning to the crowd, exclaimed.
"The Lawd gibbeth an' de Lawd ta
keth aAvay, blessed be de name of the
"Dat's all right so fur as deLaAv's
consarned," replied the drowned wom
an's husband, "but what's I going to
do? I ain't got no 'jection to de LaAvd
takin5 her away ef he Aide me anodder
Avife 'bout de some size."
"De Lawd knows his oavii business,"
said the preacher.
"But dat ain't depint," persisted the
husband- "I want's a Avife, an' wants
her right heah. Yerse'f tuck dat
o'man into de water, an I'se gAvine to
hole yerse'f 'sponsible. I'll gin yer
ten minutes ter git me a AAife, an' ef at
de end of dat time you ain't done made
'rangements 111 maul yer till yer
couldn't baptize a cat. Does yer heah?"
The preacher reflected for a moment
and addressing a sister, said: "Sister
Kate, to keep doAvn a disturbance,
AA-on't yerse'f marry de gen'leman?"
The sister agreed that immediate mat
rimony Avas somewhat in her line; and
then the grief-stricken husband, turning
to the preacher, exclaimed: "De settle
ment am satisfactory, brudder. Souse
de naixt lady."
Sunday School State Association.
The eighteenth annual convention of
the Kansas State Sunday School Asso
ciation AAill be held in theM.E. church,
Manhattan, November 13, 14 and loth.
These conventions are mass meetings
of all pastors, superintendents, teach
ers, and other persons engaged in Sun
day school Avork in the State. All such
are cordially invited to La present.
Manhattan offers free entertainment
to all. Through the courtesy of Mr.
C. II. Lebold, of the Executive Com
mittee, Ave are enabled to give our rea
ders the full and interesting
2:30 Meeting of the state Executive Committee,
(at Adams House.)
3:30 Children's Meeting.
7:30 Commencement Exercises.
Address of Welcome by the Mayor of tho
City. 3esponse by the President of tho
Convention. Addresses by prominent
Sunday School workers.
8:30 Meeting for "Prayer ; subject ."Our Present
9:00 Business. Reports of Executive Commit
tee, Statistical Secretary, Treasurer, Vice
Presidents, and appointment of commit
tees. 10:00 Discussion of question, "How can tho
State, County and Township Associa
tions be made more eflectlve for good?"
(a) In the older counties, (b) on the
11:00 AVhy are so few Conversions reported hj
11:30 A Sunday School convention; subject,
"The o'fflcers of a Sunday SchooL"
2:00 Discussion, '"How shall we prepare our
se'ves to toach?"
3:00 Destitute work, "How to teach adult
3:30 "now to teach Intermediate classes."
1:00 "How to teach primary classes."
1:30 A Sunday Scnool convention; subject,
"Sunday School Teachers."
7:30 Addresses by B. F. Jacobs, Chairman of tho
international Ex. Com. and others.
8:30 Prayer Meeting; subject, "TenvDerance"
9:00 Business. Report of Business Comm'tteo.
Electioa of officers, and selection for
time and place for next meeting.
9:30 Address on the work of StPte, County and
Township Officers, by J. F. Drake, fo.
lowed by dlscussjoa.
10:00 TheSunday School Assembly and .ts work,
by Rev. D. C. Mllner.
10:30 Discussion of the question, "How can wo
keep the children from readUg un
christian literature ?"
11:15 -'How shall we keep our soholars from un
christian worldly amusements 7"
11:50 Question Draw.
2:00 Special prayer for conversions In our schools
the coming year.
2:30 Sunday School music, what It too often la
and what It should be.
3:00 The Pastor's duties to and In the schools
3:30 How shall we Induce the teachers and schol
ars to attend the preaching service?
4:00 A Sunday School conversation, "The aux
iliaries and adjuncts of the S. school."
7:30 Song service, with special prayer for tho
ne officers and officers of all connected
8:00 Report of Committee on Resolutions, fol
lowed by an experience meeting and
Some of the Reasons.
The Washington Post thus sums up
the reasons assigned by certain republi
can leaders Avhy they lost Ohio:
Pension Commissioner Dudley says
apathy did it.
Senator John Sherman, says temper
ance did it.
Deacon Smith says beer did it.
Benjamin Buttenvorth says AA'hisky
Editor Halstead says wool did it.
The internal revenue department says,
'the dam Dutch' did it.
Eirst Controller LaAvrence, avIio never
lacks for a theory nor words in which to
submerge it, says the second-sighted
men and the fortune tellers did it.
It strikes a correspondent of thePosf,
hoAvever and in his view Ave cordially
join that the democratic party did it.
That party, however, has done more
than elect Hoadley and defeat Foraker
It has made the commissioner of pen
sions less anxious to run for the govern
ment of Indiana.
It has entirely 'squashed' the life out
of John Sherman's presidential boom.
It has made Deacon Smith inquire
Avhy he eA'er chose Halstead for his
It has also caused Editor Halstead to
inquire Avith some bitterness of feeling
Avhy an alliance Avith true goodness is
always so disastrous in a political way-