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Thursday, Nov. 1, 1883.
DEMOCRATIC COUNTY TICKET.
J. J. MILLER.
FOR C03DnSSIONER 3D DIST.,
II. J. G. iUMULLER.
FOR JUDGE 8tll JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
M. b. sn:cnoLsox.
Good Enough For This Year.
The official vote in Iowa gives the
Republican governor a majority over
ail or only zuuu. iiameiu a ui.ijvj.xuj
over Hancock in 1880 was 79,000. A
.i,,f; nf tt nnn in thp. hanner re-
publican state is good enough for this
A Beautiful Consistency,
nnr ramihlican contemporaries are
trying to blind the farmers by saying to
them, " vote tor uns man ueu.iuau uc io
a farmer. ' ' At the last election, when
our present Sheriff was before the peo
ple, their advice was, "Don't vote for
Litts because he is a farmer." What a
m-nscs Aimsinn of that beautiful quality
avp. nail consistencv! The farmers of
this county are not fools, to be played
iinnn hv rfesimrinsr noliticians. They
know who will best serve them, and
need no uncalled-for advice rrom irre
The Ring Cry.
The ring cry of "vote for this or that
man because he is a republican," will
Tint wnkp.Ti much enthusiasm m tins
county. The time has gone by when a
man's partizan prejudices will elect him
to office. The people nave nau eiumgii
of it. They want good, honest, capable
men at the head of affairs, and they
naturally look with suspicion upon a
ticket which is backed and supported
by a ring which has become odious to
them. And in a case of this kind, a
people's suspicion is pretty generally
Unexpected.- But Appreciated.
The Democrats now have a full
fledged organ of their own. Gazette.
Bro. Wilson will please accept our
thanks for the above compliment. As
a general thing, a newspaper man is
very vain of his paper, and our vanity
is tickled. "A full fledged organ,"
when prof essional jealousy might have
prompted a less complimentary term, is
commendable in Bro. Wilson when he
wants to make a point. As a matter
of fact, the RefIECTor aspired to be a
first class paper from the start. It was
to be free from jealousy, bitterness,"
unfairness, and the people have en
dorsed it. Bro. Wilson is merely fall
ing into line, and the Reflector wel
comes him into the ranks.
A Third Candidate.
Mr. K. J. Fleming, living some five
miles south of Solomon, announces him
self this week as a prohibition candidate
for Commissioner of the third District.
But his aspiration is ill-timed, and his
election is not even a remote possibility.
The fight is between Mr. II. J. OK Neu
muller and Mr. X. Blevins, and the
prohibitionists, unless they wish to
lose their votes, should make a choice
between those two men. Mr. Xeumul
ler is a man of temperate habits, of pro
nounced business ability, but he is not
a prohibitionist. Voters of the 3d Dis
trict should cast their ballots for him or
for Mr. Blevins.
Vote Your Convictions.
The voters of this county should go
to the polls next Tuesday and vote the
ticket which their judgment commends.
The Reflector has no other advice to
offer, and it believes the people are in
dependent and intelligent enough to do
this. The ring of politicians which has
ruled this county for so many years is
trying to raise the party Hag and to say
to men: "You must vote for tliis man
or that man because he is arepublican."
And at the same time they care noth
ing for the republican party only so far
as it will feather their nests. The peo
ple will not be bulldozed nor deceived in
any such manner. They will vote as
they think best, irrespective of party
If You Tell Part, Tell All.
It is used against Mr. Xeumuller,
candidate for Commissioner of the 3rd
District, that he pays an insignificant
county tax. Granted that he pays a
county tax of only $1.38, it is just
that much more than his antagon
ist, Mr. Blevins, pays. But this tax
matter is of no moment, only it serves
the purposes of the Abilene ring to mis
represent Mr. Neumuller. Mr. Neu
muller is one of the best business men
of Dickinson county. The milling firm
of Xeumuller & Ilallowell, of Solomon
City, do a busmess of about $300,000
per year. Fully two tliirds of the grain
they use is furnished by Dickinson
county farmers, and it is the most ri
diculous folly in the world to say that
a man who pays thousands of dollars to
the farmers of a county has no interest
in that county. And the farmers have
always found an honest, straight-forward
man of business in Mr. "eumuller.
Some admiring poet said of his best
girl, "Upon her face a thousand dim
ples smile for me." Which only adds
more emphasis to the adage "Love is
blind." How like the mischief a girl
would look with a thousand dimples on
her face. The poet must have meant
Tt is unworthv. undiemified. unmanly
and ungenerous to indulge in personal
politics. The Reflector is glad that
it has made a clean record during the
campaign just closmg. Personal aouse
does no good, and will re-act against the
person or cause which uses it. it is
barely possible that violent and bitter
publications will meet the public eye,
but the public mind, from long ac
quaintance with ring methods, will
judgerthem at their true worth.
The Liquor Question Illustrated.
The liquor cases from Solomon City
came before the District Court last week
and with one exception, where the plea
of guilty was entered, the defendants
were acquitted. In several of the cases
the plaintiff refused to prosecute, and
where a trial was had convicting testi
mony could not be drawn from the wit
nesses. The experience hi these cases
is duplicated in all parts of the State.
Convictions very rarely result from tri
als of this nature, and the city or state
is thrown into heaw costs. 2$o one
doubts that the prohibitory amendment
is openly violated, one a conviction is
almost impossible. This statement is
a truth, and if it proves anything, it
proves that prohibition' is a lauure oe
cause it is not backed by public senti
ment. The experiment is a failure,
nnrl fn maintain tlift'dicmitv of law it is
necessary to re-submit the amendment
and repeal it. As a temperance man
and a good citizen, who believes in the
enforcement of law, we make tliis state
The recent decision of the Supreme
Court in regard to the civil rights bill is
very annoying to the republican party.
As a matter of fact, the decision does
not interfere .with the rights of thecpl
ored citizen, but as a matter of princi
ple the colored citizen objects to it. The
colored vote has kept the republican
party in power for the past twenty
years; without it, the party of "moral
ideas and equality" would'haye been
dead long ago. But notrfatMtaridirfg
the fact that the colored voters have
been almost unanimous in their support
of the republican, party for the past
iWeiiby years, uiao yxi.iy uas iu iiu way
recognized the colored, race. "" And the
decision of the Supreme"Court?,the mem
bers of which, with one'xception, are
all republicans, has openejet the eyes of
the intelligent colored people. They
now see that they have been ignored hi
the past by the party they have so faith
fully supported, and the neglect now
amounts to desertion. Will they con
tinue to support a party which has al
ways used them as tools? They will
not. They will teach the republican
party "a tiling or two."
Remember These Things.
The Abilene wing of the republican
party of this county is raising the party
cry and, with the party lash, is trying
to whip the independent voters into
ranks. Will the desperate cry of the
ring which has been fastened on this
county tor so many years, succeed.''
The intelligent voters of this county
know that policy, and not principle, has
been and is the guiding star of the ring;
that the "loaves and fishes" are its in
spiration. And before you bare your
back to the lash, honest and intelligent
farmer, suppose you look the situation
in the face and ask yourself, "Why
should my vote help to perpetuate the
power ofjthe Abilene ring'''"
At the nominating convention this
ring tried to strangle Majror Fanson, of
Enterprise, in its selfish haste to nomi
nate Mr. Brunsoiu- This same ring sac
rificed Mr. Geauque, a temperance man,
and betrayed him for its present candi
date for Sheriff. Mr. Pray and others
were butchered for the sake of Mr.
Blevins, who is to work for the benefit
of the ring. At the convention which
met to elect delegates to the Junction
City convention, the ring took charge
of matters, packed the court house and
dictated its own terms. And this ring
nominated Mr. Nicholson.
In the face of these and other high
handed proceedings, will the honest vo
ters of the comity identify themselves
with the ring? There may be nothing
against the personal characters of the
ring' candidates, but they are unfortu
nate in being backed, supported and
controlled by an odious ring power.
Kansas Railroad Lands.
Commissioner Johnson, of the Atchi
son, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Com
pany, denied that the 1,000,000 acres
of land recently restored to marketwere
claimed by the said railroad company.
But State Agent Crawford has just
published a letter which utterly demol
ishes Mr. Johnson's denial and places
that gentleman in a very unenviable
"The correspondence and maps of the
country," says the Kansas City Times,
commenting editorially on the matter,
"show conclusively that these lands
were claimed all along by managers of
the railroad. The best evidence in the
world of assumed ownership is to offer
them for sale. More than 100 sections
of this large tract thus restored to the
people were offered for sale, on eleven
years' credit, with interest at 7 per
cent. Either Mr. Johnson did not know
of this, or else he deliberately told what
he knew was not true in order to shield
the company and cover up the evident
collusion of the republican party with
tliis insatiable corporation.
On the 20th of June last the company
admitted, through its attorneys,' that
the land grants to the company had
been fully adjusted in 1875, that it had
received then all the lands to wliich it
was entitled, but still it has gone on
claiming all this land as its own, and
exercising towards it the highest rights
Since the election a year ago there
has been a very marked change in the
attitude of the government and the
courts toward the great corporations
that were ruling this country through
their influence in the government. It
was plam that the day of reckoning was
coming, that the people were awaken
ing, and like many another giulty sin
ner they began to "set their house m
order, for they would surely die, and
not live." If the probable advent to
power of the democratic party would
cause such a reformation, what may we
expect when the republicans are fully
routed from their strongholds and a
complete reform in all the departments
inaugurated. Kansas has already an
earnest of what would be done in what
Governor Glick has achieved in the few
months he has filled the executive chair.
The recent developments will certain
ly have a marked influence on the com
ing election in Kansas. People cannot
help seeing the collusion of their trust
ed party with the powerful corporations.
It was a long standing argument that
the democratic party offered no warrant
that it was to be trusted, or any guar
anty of ability to carry on the govern
ment, but here is convincing evidence
that it has not only the ability to do,
but the courage to do, the work so im
The tide sets stronger to-day in favor
of the ultimate triumph of the demo
cratic party than it did in November
last year, and it will be impossible to
stop its progress.
TheX. E. Dickinson County Institute
will meet at Detroit, Saturday, Novem
ber 10th, 1883, at 9 o'clock 1
Lancmacre LessonsOPxSKltes and
t ios. jucuoweii. t?ZkZ&iL
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i. rTi,-n tPfWKV
Pecentage J. A. Lazorflr?
Mental Aritlmietic-rMiSSiKate Geb
How to Conduct MohtfdsExamina
tions D. E. Conner. .
Class Exercise, 3d Reader Celia Til
lotson. .Method of teaching History A. C.
VanDyke and David Goheen.
Geography Gov. Teats.
Essay Miss Laura Bartell.
Music in School Miss Anna Hale.
Programme of evening exercises to be
prepared by C. II. Lowrie and A. C.
Music to be furnished by the Detroit
D. D. nORNADAY, Co. Slip't.
News has been received of the death
of Mrs. Elizabeth Hasty in Cass town
ship, Muskingum county, Ohio. Mrs.
Hasty left Abilene about 10 months ago
for the east, and died in poverty. A
son, Orrin Wright, is sick in the Mus
kingum county Infirmary. The author
ities of the Infirmary at Zanesville
wrote that the deceased has a sister and
brother-in law, Orrin Wright, at Abi
lene. . . r dPTr&IV-
Special Sale of Clothing.
Eegs to announce to the residents of Abilene and
Dickinson County that they have purchased from the assigned stock of the late
" Levy Bros.," of New York, a large stock of Clothing at less than hfty cents
on the dollar. Comprising
. GENTS AND YOUTHS SUITS OF jLLL GBjLDES,
and also about G50
OVERCOATS in all sizes, both FOB YOUNG AND OLD,
which we will dispose of at special sale, commencing October 28th, and will
continue it until the entire lot is disposed of .
Parties at home and from abroad are respectfully invited to examine
this purchase, and avail themselves of the immense bargains it will offer them
as in all probability the same opportunity may not again present itself for an
indefinite period of time. , , . ,
"We are confident that the prices this stock will be sold for will create a
throng of purchasers never before seen in Abilene. Come as soon and as early
as possible to make the first selections. ,.
We would further beg to announce to our numerous patrons that the
various departments in our regular trade are fairly groaning beneath the weight
of our pm-chases and that never before have we been so successful nuts disposal.
Thanking the public for past favors and hopeing by fair dealing and
low prices to continue the same, we are, Yours Respectfully,
p s. Just received two car loads of Barb Wire, two car loads of Harri
son, Moline and Labelle Wagons, which will be sold at the lowest possible
Bargains at T V
BUY TOUR GROCERIES
J. F. AUGUSTINE, 1
BUY YOUR QUEENS
Bargains atj, F. AUGUSTINE, Bargains at
I have bought the stock of
BOOTS AND SHOES
at KenyoH's and will continue to sell at
greatly reduced prices until the present stock i closed out. You are invited to
call and see me at Kenyon's store.
T. S. BARTON.
The Judicial Fight.
It is to be regretted that the judicial
campaign is giving birth to personalities.
There is no doubt that Capt. McClure
is a candidate hi good faith, and that
his friends are fighting what they be
lieve to be an oppressive and unbearable
ring power. Older settlers than we say
that tliis is a fact, proved by the actions
of the well-known individuals of the
ring. Whether it is a ring power or not
which is opposing Capt. McClure, it is
certainly doing Mr. Nicholson no good
for his friends to defame and question
the personal honesty and integrity or tne
former gentleman. The Capt. is too
well known and has too many warm
friends in this county for any attack of
that nature to succeed. .Nor has tne
Reflector a single word to say against
Mr. Nicholson. If elected he will make
a good Judge, but it is not at all certain
that he would honor the bench with the
equal grace, and ability which Capt.
McClure woiild bring to it.
Here, then, is the main question at
issue ? Which one of the two candi
dates is best fitted for the position ?
Which one has the superior knowledge
of law and a mind more than ordinari
ly capable of sifting intricate and per
plexing evidence and points of law and
rendering calm, impartial decisions?
These nuestions should be considered
without prejudice and from under the
influence of outside pressure or what
ever nature, and the honest conviction
should influence the vote.
Capt. McClure has lived in this sec
tion of the state for a quarter of a cen
tury. His personal character is with
out blemish ; his legal attainments are
of the highest order, and his record in
the higher courts of law is one to be
proud of. His integrity and manhood
are as firm and unyielding as the lime
stone hills which surround the city in
which he has his home.
Mr. Nicholson is a younger man of
good report, and a man of considerable
promise. Should he be elected no very
serious mistake would be made.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
In confirmation of the statement published toy
Messrs. Ketner, .Biaiceiey, uiarne anu wngm,, ui
Junction City, In referencce to the circumstances
unuer which me uume ui o. . jutuiuic, xiM
was presented to the Convention or the 8th Ju
dicial District, which met at Junction City, Sept.
26th, 18S3, 1 will say, I was present at the time
the convention was organlzeJ and remained du
ring Its deliberations the llrst evening. Before
tio Pnnrontlon wne nrcrnnl7Pfl T llilrt n. flonvfifsn-
tlon with Capt. J. It. McClure and he Informed
me tnac ue wouici not permit ma uumc iu cumc
before the Convention and he said he had so ln-
fnrmwl tllO rfplPfrflMfln f mm TJilVlS POlintA. After
the Convention adjourned for the night, he, Capt
JUCJlUre, aBKCU me u X uum itmum mac uu-
rlng the Convention and If the delegation from
Davis county placed his name before the Conven
tion he would be glad If I would withdraw his
name, and say at the time that ho authorized me
to do so. I was unable to remain until the fol
lowing day and came home to Abilene on a
freight train, leaving Junction City about 2: 30
a. m. Capt. McClure also informed me, about 11
o'clock, at night, that he would go to Clay Cen
ter the following morning to be present at the
Oct. 30th. J. W. D. PIERCE.
A girl to do general house work is
wanted at the Cottage Hotel.
BUY YOUR GROCERIES
BUY YOUR QUEENS
' WARE OF
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.
OJLHiXi -A.JSTJD SHE-US. n-
HAZLETT & OO.'S
To those persons wishing a perfect fit in Clotlung we would call their atten
tion to the fact, that we have the only Merchant Tailoring Establishment in
Abilene. "We have a full line of imported and Domestic goods and can make
you an elegant, perfect fitting suit at what you would pay for ready made cloth
ing. This Department is presided over by MAJ. "WISE, who will guarantee
you a perfect fit or no sale. Call and look at these goods.
HAZLETT & CO.
CORNER OF FOURTH
Sign of the Big Chair.
3 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 expensiro
clerk hire, and I give my customers the advantage of it. Don't buy' without
seeing my goods and getting prices. Xo
JN0, M. GLE1SSNEE.
trouble to show goods.
M. V. TJPSHAW,