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AILEIsrE, IDIOBIIN-SOlSr COUNTY, KISTSS, NOV. 8, 1S83.
IMEBiSrH Hr 8 1 1 1 R M M M H 1
The Pines' Thought.
J. Gh NOHTHCHJFT'S
-WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED OUR FALL SHIPMENT OF-
: MIXED PAINTS,
: OIS, VAMISHES, ;
: BRUSHES, GLASS, :
Which is larger than- ever before. We handle nothing but the
Southern "Wlaite Lead.
"Which is conceeded the best in the market. Also the celebrated
VANE CALVERT & 00. 'S MIXED P A TNT, Wlllcl1 we have handled for the past six years, ana neefo no recommendation.
Wc wlllselltheseata lower jgtrethan ever before offered. JOHNSTON'SDRtIiZED KALSOMLNE,
Choice navorim Extracts and Pure Spices G-rouni or Whole. I The Finest Brais of Cigars. i-3m
From the November Ccntnry.
Within the shadow of oun-elvcs we stand,
And see a thont-and brilliancies unfold
Where autumn wood, In gorgeous ruin, hold
One late, last revel. Upon every hand
Riot in color, death in pomp and state,
Decay magnificent, in constant blase,
We have no part or splendor in these days.
They shall be changed, we arc inviolate:
Their voices shall be hnshed on every hill,
Their lights be quenched all color fade and die;
And when they stand like specters gaunt and still,
With naked boughs against the far, cold cky,
Lo! we shall hide the Hying moon from sinht,"
And lead the wind on many a roaring night.
Juliet C. Marsh.
Wheeling Intcllingence (Rep.)
If tl.e democrats carry Pennsylvania
then but the thought is too sad, and
There will lie no excuse for the re
publicans if, after all the warnings they
have had, they neglect to fortify and
The colored citizens of Topeka, in a
mass meeting, have concluded to boy
cot the Topeka Tribune, their race paper,
for not supporting Judge "Webb during
the campaign just closed. They also
reierreu to judge iuartin as a "moss
back, pro-slavery democrat,'" a term
which has lost its meaning. The dull
ness and blindness of the colored people
to their best interests, is most distress
ingly illustrated in this instance. "What
has the republican party done for the
Kansas Pacific Railroad.
REAL ESTATE AGENT
Offers 1Loxo O-ood. BaxgrairLS
t3n,a,:cL sm-3T zm.a,n In. ZEdstnssis..
Agent for TJ. P. It. R. Lands, National Land Company's
Land, Agricultural College Lands.
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.
No Charge for Showing Lands. Better Bargains now than ever before.
4 tf J. H. BRADY, Enterprise, Kansas.
THE PALM LEAF PLUG
Boys And Girls Out West.
But, ordinarily speaking, what right
have our girls to husbands? As brought
up what can they do toward helping a
man earn the household bread? Many
of them are not physically fitted to be
wives much less mothers.
AND THE NEW YARA
5 CENT CIGAR.
FOUND ONLY AT THE
LITTLE RED STOBE.
A. K. VANDERBLLT, Pro. iy
A New Fall Stock Of
And how is it with the cigarette-smoking,
loddy-drinking, pale-faced, spindle
shanked young men? "What sort of
fathers are they cut out for? "What can
they do toward helping a good wife sup
port a family? We apprehend that ' 'our
girls" will compare favorably with "our
boys" any day in the week.
Horrid Three Cent Stamps.
"Oh! dear, I feel so mortified."
"Why, what is the matter now?"
"And always considered her respecta
ble, did you not?"
"Well, you may not believe it, but
she has written me a letter which went
through the public mail, was handed
into my door by a regular letter carrier
who knows everybody in our set, and
on the envelope, right in plain sight,was
one of those horrid three cent stamps
that went out of style almost a week
Ohio Will Not Have Arthur.
The Kansas Pacific Railroad com
pany's answer to the suit brought
against it by the authority of the State
of Kansas, is that, created by a terri
torial act of Kansas, yet it claims no
rights, privileges, or franchises as such
under this act, but that it was created
by authority of congress and is answer
able only to congress.
But the company seems to have great
respect for the state law which fixes
its passenger rate at three cents per
mile. And its sulkiness, caused by
state interference, finds vent in refus
als to grant excursion rates and in num
berless other petty ways. The people
of this state will bring the Kansas Pa
cific up with a round turn some of these
THIS WEEK AT
J. M. BREMZER
OGDEN, WEITWOHTH & HILL,
elf and Heavy Bart
Tinware, Table and Pocket Cutlery.
No Fancy Prices!
T QnArt em an e have In stock a fine line of breech, and muzzle loading guns, all
JLO DpOibBU&eu kinds of gun fixtures and ammunition.
fPU a Pa vm nra Would do well to notice our large line of Furst & Bradley and X. C.
J.UKS cuuicxa Thompson Plows, the Thompson Mowers, and the Schuttler and
Grarland StOVeS and Ranges h immense Uneof them always on hand
TUT, COPPER AND SHEET IRON WORK MANUFACTURED ON' SHORT NOTICE.
ACiuQuiuci wc Jtrxciuc . """"""J " uw. 1 a
EAST THIRD STREET.
ALWAYS ON HAND.
'ICE CREAM AM OYSTERS
Col. C. "W. Moulton, brother-in-law of
John Sherman, in an interview in the
Sunday Herald to-day, says:
"I am not in politics. I don't know
much about the management of the
late canvass on the part of the republi
cans, but from what I do know I should
say it had been very bad. Dissatisfac
tion with the present administration
was the main cause of our defeat in
Ohio, in my opinion."
I asked Colonel Moulton if he had
heard the story of the combination said
to have been made between the presi
dent and Governor Foster concerning
next year's ticket.
"Yes, I have heard it," he said.
"Do j'ou believe it?" I asked.
"I do not wish to answer that ques
tion," he replied. "I will tell you one
thing, however," he proceeded to say,
after a moment's thought, "I do not
believe Ohio will support Mr. Arthur if
he is nominated next year."
From so acute an observer, as well as
so sound a republican Colonel Moulton,
and remembering also his relationship
to the Shermans, this was a most as
tounding piece of information, and I
naturally began to inquire why he made
such a statement.
"Foster is a good fellow and a friend
of mine," said Colonel Moulton, "but if
he should go into such a scheme as that
ou speak of he will be irretrievably
ost. You can have no notion of the
unpopularity of Mr. Arthur in Ohio.
He has shocked the people beyond meas
ure by his treatment of Garfield's old
and tried friends. "Where is there a
Garheltl man now m office? I don't
know of one in Ohio nor out of it ?
"Since I have got to talking about it
I wish to repeat it as my conviction
that if Mr. Arthur is nominated by the
republican national convention next
year the Ohio republicans will not sup
port his nomination. There are a great
many things which I will not now speak
of that lead me to this belief and furn
ish ample reason for it too.
"I do not know what Mr. Sherman
thinks about it," said he, "because he
and I have not talked about Ohio mat
ters lately- I am not responsible for any
one's opinion but my own. I have told
j'ou what I believe, and if it comes to a
test you will see that I am right. To-.
day the democrats have absolute pos
session of Ohio, a tiling .which has not
occurred before for thirty-five years.
They have everything in the state worth
having. It would be almost impossi
ble for the republicans to carry the state
next year with all the machinery of the
state government against us, no matter
how strong the candidate might be; but
to nominate a man Whom his own par
ty wiltfnot support would be absolute
insanity. INow you have my opinion,"
said Colonel Moulton, as he walked
Ohio has been very ungrateful. There
are nearly 500 Ohio men and women
feeding at the public crib in Washing
ton. Successive Ohio presidents have
certainly not forgotten those who sup
ported them from their own state.
There are 140 persons employed in the
treasury department from Ohio. Their
salaries range from $2,500 to $600 per
annum. Twenty-four are employed in
the post-office, their salaries ranging
from $2,000 per annum to $720. The
interior department has 171 Oliio men
and women, who get from $2,000 to
$600 a year. The war department has
76, and 74 in the printing office. Ohio
has an asssociate justice of the United
States supreme court, the chief justice
of the court of claims and an associate
justice of the same court of the District
of Columbia, the coroner of the district
and the corporation counsel of "Wash
ington city. The Cincinnati Enquirer
prints tliis list to show how strongly
the republican party of Ohio is en
trenched in office and still, in spite of
this, was badly beaten.
The distinction between "Stalwarts"
and "half breeds" in the republican par
ty has been entirely obliterated, and
this pleasing fact is due almost wholy
to the wise and just administration of
President Arthur. Mt. Sterling, III.,)
Yes, and next year the republican
party will be "entirely obliterated," and
this pleasing fact will be due to a wise
and just people casting their votes with
the grand old democratic party.
There is sadness hi a once happy Abi
lene household. "Where, but a short
time ago, joy was supreme, death stalked
in and the parlors of the mansion are
draped in gloom. There is something
weird and sorrowful in the reflection
that after quaffing the sweetest draughts
of happines the "king of terrors" may
press the chalice again to our lips and
make us drink deep of the bitters of
A glorious sunrise, happy onion of a
glad and joysome day, may be followed
by a sombre setting indicating that
some loved friend has departed forever,
or the family robbed of one of its bright
est jewels. Out on Buckeye avenue an
elegant mansion lifts its tower to the
skies. No longer does the shout of laugh
ter or revelry resound through its state
ly halls. The parlors, once lit up by
brilliancy and wit are now darkened by
the shadow of death. The merriment and
pleasantries that entertained the "com
pany" are hushed in the stillness of a
new-made grave. The mound may be
seen in the yard to the rear of the house
as you pass down the avenue. It was the
household's only pet, and no longer will
its cute, cold little pug nose be kissed.
"Empty is the dog house, Fido's gone."
He Was The Fool.
"I don't understand why women
dress that way," said a man pointing at
a lady who passed along the street.
"I don't either," replied a bystander.
"That 'woman," continued the first
speaker, "is dressed ridiculously. Her
husband must be a fool."
"I know he is," said the bystander.
"Do you know him?"
"Oh, yes. I'm the blamed fool myself."
The Party Policy.
Next month Congress will meet, and
the election of Speaker of the House
will determine whether or not the dem
ocratic party goes into the presidential
campaign with an aggressive, distinctly
The democratic party of the East,
while ostensibly favoring a tariff for
revenue only, is in favor of Mr. Randall,
a protectionist, for Speaker. The repub
lican party, with the Eastern democrats,
desires that the tariff laws of the last
Congress shall not be touched. The un
satisfactory reduction of the tariff was
accomplished for the purpose of reduc
ing the immense surplus in the Nation
al treasury. But the surplus is larger
now than it was at this time last year,
and is constantly increasing. To re
duce this increasing and dangerous sur
plus, the protectionists favor the aboli
tion of internal revenue taxes. In oth
er words, the protectionists would re
peal the taxes on whisky and tobacco,
which is not desired, so that monopolies
and manufacturers may not bedisturbed.
The people may have cheap whisky and
tobacco, demoralizing and ruinous ar
ticles, but they must pay dearly for food
"Will the great free trade states of the
west and South allow the success of the
democratic party to be jeopardized in
such a manner? The election of Speak
er is an important matter. If a protec
tionist Speaker is chosen, the democrats
are handicapped, and they enter the
race next year in a feeble, wavering,un
certain way. On the other hand, if
a Speaker in favor of tariff reform is
elected, it will show that Congress is
fully abreast of the demands of the
times and appreciates the importance of
the situation. A distinctive and ag
gressive tariff reform plank in the 1884
platform will lead the democratic party
to certain victory.
In the light of Misfortune.
"That Ohio election was an unfortu
nate thing for the'democratic party,"
said ex-Congressman James IV. Single
ton, at the Palmer house yesterday af
ternoon. "They are going to put up
that man Hoadley as a presidential can
didate, and divide the west. Before
that we had some harmony in the party.
The west was pretty well settled upon
McDonald. I have nothing against
Hoadly personally, but he is a new man.
The country knows nothing about him,
except in this last Ohio campaign, and
he wasn't in that much. There were
too many local issues in that campaign
to enable anybody to tell what strength
he would have as a presidential candi
date. McDonald is the best man for
the place. He is a thorough democrat,
and no one can pick a flaw in his record.
I think he is really a great man. While
I was at the Hot Springs, in Arkansas,
this summer, the politicians generally
favored his nomination."
"How will the Illinois democratic
congressmen vote on the speakership?"
"For Carlisle; that is, of course after
they have cast a complimentary vote for
Mr. Springer. I think the whole seven
will vote for Carlisle. He ought to be
elected as the representative of revenue
reform, but I am not so sanguine about
it as many of his friends are. I am a
little afraid of the position of the south
ern members. On the increase of man
ufactories down there a good many of
the southern democrats are becoming
protectionists. I am afraid it will be
impossible to unite the democratic par
ty on a tariff for revenue only. That
issue cannot be made clear out without
a reorganization of parties."
"When a poor widow finds a load of
wood left gratuitously at her door she
can conclude that she has struck a ten
der cord somewhere.
It is alleged that a man in Georgia
has a rooster that "strikes the hour."
ne crows twelve times every night at
12 o'clock, and is sure not to vary a
second from the correct time. Let us
see. The Apostle Peter had something
to do with a night crowing rooster. His
rooster crew thrice, while the Georgia
man's crows twelve times. According
to this, it is calculated that the Georgia
man can prevaricate four times to Pet
er's once. Tally one for Georgia.
The newest story from the mines hr
New Mexico is from Socorrpr where
they tell of a miner whose Bible fell
over a precipice while he, was k dozing,
lie descended into the canon to recover
the book, and found it lying open on a
piece of rich quartz that had been dis
lodged by the fall. His eyes fell on the
seventh chapter of St. Mathew. The
miner read, "Ask, and it shall be given
unto you; seek, and ye shall find." He
searched, and speedily found a lode
over two feet in width that assays so
the story goes $225 a ton. The story
teller adds that that part of the country
has since been overrun by prospecters
with Bibles in their hands.