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GENTS 'FURNISHING GOODS.
I have now added a full line of Gents
Furnishing Goods to my immense stock
of Boots and Shoes. I am prepared to
give the best bargains in Boots, Shoes,
Hats, Caps, Gents Furnishing Goods
and Gloves. Also a full line of Pants
and Overalls, Ulsters and general "Work
ing Suits CHEAP.
T. C. McLNERNEY.
A Clothing Drive
is what Simon Rothschild has opened
for the public of Abilene and Dickinson
county. He handles nothing but cloth
ing and gents' furnishing goods and of
fers bargains in this line. "Catch on,"
and flow with the tide to the Palace
The Reflector office is prepared to
do all kinds of printing at remarkably
low rates. H our Abilene and country
friends need any kind of printing done,
we can save them money if they will
bring us their work.
Having formed a co-partnership we
are now prepared to take contracts for
house painting, hard wood finishing,
carriage painting, &c. Shop over City
Blacksmith shop immmediately west of
Lancaster & McDowell.
The Dangerous Season
for fires is come again, and it will be
the part of wisdom to protect yourself
with a little good insurance against the
destructive element. "We are ready to
supply you. T. C. Henry &Co.
Parties indebted to the undersigned
will please come and settle without
iurther notice or delay. Ir you have
not the money, give me your note as
my accounts must be squared up.
10-tf M. Nicola Y.
INTERESTING TO FARMERS.
A car lead of Labelle "Wagons lias
just been received by the Berry Bros.
Mercantile Company. The fanners
should bear this fact in mind and go to
Berry Bros, for their wagons.
Study Up Your Titles
to your lands during the leisure hours
of winter. A little precaution now may
save much trouble in future. If you
have no abstract of title from the rec
ords you should lose no time in obtain
ing one. "We should be pleased to sup
ply you. T. C. Henry & Co.
The largest stock and finest selection
at J. G. Northcraft's ever brought to
Abilene. Including Glass Bronze and
Library Lamps of every description.
Call and examine.
For the Best Beef Steaks,
Roasts, Mutton, Pork, &c, call at "Wahl
Bros.' Broadway Meat Market, where
you can get them. "Wahl Bros, also pay
the highest market price for Hides.
HARD AND SOFT COAL EURNERS,
In numerous styles and at low prices,
at Berry Bros. Mercantile Company,
if you wish to improve the present fa
vorable opportunity to sell your farm,
and leave its description with us.
T. C. Henry & Co.
Pipes, Cigar and Cigarette Holders in
many various designs atB.II. D'Huy's.
"When you want a Corn Sheller go to
Berry Bros., who have just received a
car load of all sizes.
of the best makes will be sold by the
Bonebrake hardware company at ex
ceedingly low prices. They will be sold
just the same as if they were hardware
goods, and now is the time to get a
good sewing machine at a low price.
A Few Cents.
Only a few cents above cost for
Boots and Shoes at Kenyon's.
T. S. Barton.
I CORN SHELLERS!
A car load of Com Shelters, of all
sizes, just received by Berry Bros. Mer
LAMPS! LAMPS!! LAMPS ! ! !
The finest assortment in the county
at Northcraft's. 8-tf
The Labelle Wagon is the best farm
wagon that is made for the price, a car
load of them has just been received at
The Pennsylvania House is ior sale
or trade in stock. Enquire at Frank
Nelson's grocery. S tf.
In great variety and at different pri
ces at Berry Bros., south side.
"Wanted on our Sale List for the win
F. B. "Wilson & Sox.
Lovers of Good Meat
Go to Levi's old reliable meat market,
corner of Cedar and Third street, for
their beefsteaks and roasts. 4-tf .
Paint! Faint!! Contract with Lan
caster & McDowell for your painting.
Place of business over City Blacksmith
Shop. Satisfaction in every respect
A Complete Establishment.
There are but few towns of equal or
greater size, that have as many large
business houses as Abilene. This state
ment has become and will remain a tru
ism. And among those that stand at
the head of the list, the firm of Irion &
Armitage is prominent. "We enjoyed
the pleasure of being shown through
this immense establishment, and with
the exception of clotliing and groceries,
everything that is needed for the com
plete furnishing of a home is kept in
stock. Queensware, Willowware, Tin
ware, Stoves, &c; lamps, sewing ma
chines, organs, tables, chairs, etc.,
fill the lower floor. The upper floor is
given up to furniture, and all qualities
and styles are represented. Furniture
insets and single pieces at prices to
suit the purchaser. Irion & Armitage
stand at the head of house-f urnisliing
firms, and those who contemplete be
ginning housekeeping as well as those
who are old and experienced in ihe needs
of a comfortable home, should remem
ber this fact. The firm will take great
pleasure in showing all 'interested
through their establishment, and the
time so devoted, by the sight-seer will
be "well expended.
CTExtra copies ol the Reflector can be found
at Sesvelis Book Store, at the Opera House Boot
Store and at this office.
H. H. Hazlett & Co., have
just opened their immense
and popular stock of Holiday
Goods, and is pronounced the
finestTever brought to Abi
lene. The 99 cent and 49 ct.
counters afford better bar
gains than ever before. The
stock is complete in every
particular and is marked
f,vay down." Don't fail to
give them a call.
Mrs. F. K. Strother is visiting at her
old home, Griggsville, III. .
Mrs. II. C. "Wann has been suffering
with a severe attack of pneumonia.
Mr. Charles Crane has been quite ill
for several days, but is now convales
csnt. Miss Dora Field, of Quincy, 111., came
out to spend the Holidays with her cous
in, Mr. George Freeman.
"Reddy" Harrington, of the Kansas
City limes -force, is spending the Holi
days at his home in this city.
Messrs. John and Ed. Campbell left
yesterday for a trip through southern
Kansas to the Indian territory.
Miss Belle Nichols ate Christmas din
ner with the home folks in Kansas City.
She will return Friday morning.
Miss Allie Como arrived home from
school last Thursday, and will stay un
til the close of the Holiday vacation.
Miss Mollie Gore has adjourned her
school in Holland township for the pur
pose (ft spending the Holidays in Abi
lene. Miss Jennie Welsh, of Ellsworth, one
of the most accomplished teachers of
the State, is enjoying the holiday vaca
tion with Misses Homie and Cora
Mr. Geo. S. Aspley left last Friday
for Nashville, 111., where he will spend
some four or five weeks among old
friends and relatives.
Miss Rose Howland, Abilene's charm
ing and successful music teacher, left
Tuesday evening for a visit to her home
in the eastern part of the State.
Miss Mollie Mclnemey has put aside
her studies at St. Mary's Academy,
Leavenworth, and is at her home in
this city to spend the Holiday vacation.
Miss Emma Birchmore, of Boston,
Mass., arrived at Abilene last Saturday.
She will probably remain with her broth
er, Mr. Win. E. Birchmore, through the
Mr. Stephen Treague and family, of
Illinois, arrived at Abilene last Friday.
They will locate permanently hi Dick
inson county, and the acquisition will
be a valuable one.
The Misses Berry, daughters of Mr.
Pat Berry, tvill spend the Holiday va
cation at their home in tins city. They
are students at St. Mary's Academy,
Rev. Mr. McCarthy, of "Windham, N.
Y., has arrived at Abilene, and, on last
Sunday, he entered upon his duties as
pastor of the Presbyterian church of
this city. The Reflector sincerely
hopes that the relations between the
new pastor and his church may be of
the most cordial and helpful kind.
Mr. A. J. Markley returned from his
visit to Illinois last week. He says that
Illinois is no such country as Kansas,
and that he could not be induced to re
turn there to live. As a striking con
trast to our own magnificent crop of
corn, he says that he saw painted on a
Fulton county fence, which surrounded
a field of corn, this impious couplet:
"Je.us my all to Heaven has gone.
Here's my fodder, but where s ray corn.'
The county officers elect will be sworn
in next month.
The absent college students are at
home for the Holidays.
The dealers in Christmas goods re
port large sales. All seem to be satis
fied with the result.
Married, December 23, 1SS3, by John
Curts, J. P., at Abilene, "Wisley Pro
basco and Dora Ault, both of Dickinson
The Abilene Reflector has enlarg
ed; it is now the largest and handsom
est Democratic paper in Kansas. Solo
If you want your friends to read a
live, newsy, enterprising and readable
paper send them the Reflector for
the year 1SS4.
The Reflector job room turned out
beautiful "Merry Christmas and Happy
New Year" cards, for the popular drug
store of J. G. Northcraf t.
The Enterprise Register came to the
front with a double Holiday edition,
handsomely illustrated. It was a com
mendable mark of enterprise.
Santa Claus was unusually generous
this year hi thedistribution of diamonds
"We hear of several ladies who were
made happy by the gift of those beauti
The teachers' institute, which was to
have met at the Enterprise school house
on Jan. 5th, has been postponed to the
12th of January. The programme will
be published next week.
The J. E. Bonebrake Hardware Com
pany has closed the doors of its im
mense establishment until after the an
nual invoice of stock is taken. Busi-'
ness will be resumed on Saturday.
Now Is the season o shiver and shake,
And proline flow or the no-,
Wlien mortals Jump hastily Into Toed,
And cover their heads with the clothe?.
To be continued.
Parents bring your children, children
bring your parents to see the Original
Double Mammoth Double Uncle Tom's
Sunny Kansas sustained her reputa
tion on Christmas day. The weather
was delightfully, bright and genial,sug
gesting the sweetness of May rather
than the dullness of drear December.
Hook and Ladder company No. 1 will
meet at its room on Friday evening.
All the members are requested to be
present as officers are to be elected.
Ed. Yegjard, Sec'y.
The stone work foundation for Berry
Bros. new store building is approaching
completion. Mr. A. C. Snook, a com
petent stone contractor and Reflector
subscriber has charge of the work.
Attica Lcdyer: The Harper high li
cense bill, now in operation in Illinois,
has greatly reduced the number of sa
loons in the state. In one county the
number has dropped from seventy-eight
Prof. S. P. Harrington's pupils ex
pressed their appreciation of his servi
ces in a valuable watch chain at the
close of the school on Friday of last
week. His school will open Wednesday
after New Years.
The Reflector appreciates the kind
unanimity with which it is greeted this
week by its able corps of correspondents.
May the new year realize the brightest
hopes of all, and, with little Tim, '"God
bless us, everyone."
Mr. M. V. Brillhart delightfully sur
prised his daugnter, Miss Nettie, by
presenting to her as a Christmas present
a magnificent grand piano. It was a
prasent to be appreciated, and the Re
flector congratulates happy Miss
The Baptist Sunday School, of Solo
mon, presented its superintendent, Mr.
II. "Whitley, with a handsome copy of
"Home "Worship," and as if premedita
ted, Mr. "Whitley turned right around
and presented a copy of the same work
to his pastor, Rev. George Merriam. It
is safe to say that both gentlemen were
A distressing thing was the sight of a
fanner, unknown to the Reflector,
lying prone upon the sidewalk, dead
drunk. This was an incident of last
Thursday. The man sobered up in jail,
and it is to be hoped that he has suffi
cient pride to keep him from another
position of like abject humiliation and
Mr. Sam Working, one of the reliable
farmers of this township, has been suc
cessful in his efforts to have his name
put on the pension rolls of the Govern
ment, and last week, in addition to his
regular pension, he was the happy and
deserved recipient of 3600.00 back pay.
The Reflector heartily congratulates
Mr. "Working on his good luck.
The St. Paul Daily Globe says of the
dogs in Smith's Original Uncle Tom's
Cabin: "Entering upon the chase of
the fugitive with a fire and spirit really
thrilling, and when one of the huge fel
lows actually seizes its victim the scene
becomes tragic and realistic. If the
company return and play at another date
they may look for a crowded house."
The last leaf of the book which was
opened on the first day of January,1883,
will be turned next Monday. During
the year Abilene has made wonderful
progress in material things, and its spir
itual development has not been small.
May the year winches about to show us
its fair, beautiful face, retain its fresh
ness and sweetness to the end, and may
its promises be realized as they are
The Christmas entertainments given
by the various Sunday Schools of this
city were complete successes and were
highly enjoyed. They were all largely
attended and the details of each were
attended to with great skill by those
having them in charge. The Sunday
School children will remember theChrist
mas of 1SS3 always with pleasure, and
their attachment to the several schools
has been made stronger.
Christmas day was observed at Abi
lene very much as Sundays are. Busi
ness houses were generally closed, and
the sidewalks were deserted. The mag
nificent weather brought out all the
buggies and carriages of the city.
There were a number of private Christ
mas trees in the city, and sumptuous
dinners were the order of the day. The
dance in the evening, given by the
Knights of Pythias, was an enjoyable
close to the day.
The grading on the B. & M. is pro
gressing rapidly. The continued fine
weather has enabled the contractors to
push the work late and early. Mr. Pat
Mears, who has the contract here at
Hanover, has done exceptionably well,
having the grade southwest of town to
the little Blue river almost completed.
The work north of town is also being
pushed with a large number of men and
teams. If the weather should be such
as to permit a continuance of the work,
we may expect to have the road com
pleted as far as Washington in the
spring. Hanover Democrat.
This is the railroad which is headed
this way, and an associated press dis
patch says that Salina will get it. The
business men of Abilene should be wide
awake in regard to this matter.
The beauty of Kansas weather will be
better appreciated,in this neighborhood,
at least, when it is known that the Mis
sissippi river at Hannibal U frozen
over. -Sunny Kansas" comes to the
front on all important occasions. " The
"Reflector"' is published in Kansas.
The Reflector force was kindly re
membered on Christmas morning by the
popular drug house of J. G. Northcraft.
A box of cigars not cheap, common
affairs, but straight Havana three-for-a-dollar
cigars. They were fragant, tran
quilizing and inspiring. The firm evi
dently makes a specialty of good cigars
as well as of all other kinds of goods.
To the donor, may the troubles of the
new year disappear like the cigars in
Mr. J. II. Brady, of Enterprise, has
returned from Virginia, and we hear
an Aladdin's Lamp" story of his suc
cess. It is reported that he made a
honafflc sale of 31,000 acres of Barton
county land, belonging to Mr. Herring
ton, to Virginia parties, and that the
sale will put thousands of dollars into
the pockets of Messrs. Herrington and
Brady. "Well, the Reflector hopes
that the story is true. Anyway, it con
gratulates. Mr. Brady gave'a big re
ception to his friends at his Enterprise
home, one evening last week.'
The Mt. Sterling Gazette, a widea
wake and leading republican paper of
Brown county, 111., says: "The Abi
lene, Kas. Reflector, founded about
three months ago by the Strother Bros.,
late proprietors of the Griggsville Re
flector and Clayton Hnterjmse, comes to
us this week enlarged to a seven col
umn quarto and otherwise improved.
The Reflector, though yet in its in
fancy, is rapidly coming to the front
and promises ere long to be one of the
leading organs of the party it represents.
'May it live long and prosper.' "
The ball, given by the Knights of
Pythias at the Opera House, Tuesday
evening, was a decided success in ev
ery particular. The Knights were very
knightly hi their successful endeavor to
make their guests feel welcome and at
home. The music was a very enjoya
ble feature of the evening, the floor was
ha excellent condition and the attend
ance embraced the creie ilc la creme of
our society. It was pre-eminently the
finest dance of the season, and will be
so remembered. The supper at the
Henry House was a triumph of artistic
skill and culinary excellence, and occa
sioned many enthusiastic remarks.
The Double Mammoth Uncle Tom's
Cabin to appear at Bonebrake Opera
House, Friday evening, Dec. 28th, is
Smith's Original No. 1 Company,
and one of the largest in the United
States. This season they depart some
what from the usual style of playing
the drama and now introduce many
new and original ideas; such character
ists of the colored people in slavery days.
The old time plantation scene by the
eight coloiel plantation singers will not
be overdone, but all true to life, with
their original dances, songs and music,
in facfi so will everything be brought
out in this old time drama. The like
never witnessed in this city before.
Clay Center Times: "Mr. J. E. Bone
brake, of Abilene, appeared before a
special meeting of the city council this
week and submitted a proposition look
ing to the establishment of the Holly
system of water works here, and an or
dinance embodying the proposition was
introduced and laid over under the rules
until the regular meeting in January.
Briefly outlined, the proposition to put
in four miles of main, with forty fire
plugs for the use of the city; the city to
pay annaul rental as follows; first year
$3,4C0; second year $3,700; annually
thereafter for eighteen years $4,000.
The city to have the privilege of buying
the plant in ten years from its estab
lishment at a valuation to be made by
an arbitrating committee. The propo
sition is the same as that made to the
city of Salina, which was accepted and
the works put in. The council now
have the ordinance under advisement
and will take such action as shall be
deemed for the best interests of the city.
"We have not had time to examine the
ordinance, but will do so, and review
its provisions before it is put- upon its
The mumps, in a mild form.may be
considered almost epidemic in the city.
Many of our pretty young girlsrare met
amorphosed for the time beings from
their captivating beauty into Ihe "simil
itude of well-developed cabbage heads,
and hide themselves accordingly. The
cruel, but not fatal disease will soon
have its course, and faces that are now
distorted out of all proportion will as
sume their proper size again. Salina
The above paragraph contains an in
sult so terrible and uncompromising in
its nature that no well regulated Salina
girl can afford to pass it by with impu
nity. No condition of things, however
desperate, could change an Abilene girl
into the "similitude of a well-developed
cabbage head." The perennial beauty
of the Abilene girl is a joy forever, and
Milman saw her as he wrote:
Beauteous as vision seen in dreamy sleep,
By holy maid on Delphi's haunted bteepv
Mid the dim twilight of the laurel grove:
Too fair to worship, too divine to love ! .
Poor Salina, whose young girls are
naught but tha "similitude of well-developed
cabbage heads!" O, lovely
Venus, thou to whom was given the
golden apple, avenge, through love
stricken Mars, this heinous affront to
the unfortunate fair of degenerate
Orders for job work executed on short
notice at the Reflector office, and at
"live and let live" prices. Give us an
From several postoffices of this coun
ty comes the complaint that the Re
flector is not regularly received.
Subscribers failto get theirREFLECTORS
for two or three 'consecutive weeks,
while at other times the papers are
held back several days beyond the regu
lar time of delivery. These complaints
do not come from one person or from
one post office, but they have been nu
merous and wide-spread, until it looks
as if the Reflector was suppressed
and discriminated against because it is
a democratic paper. There is nothing
right, nothing honorable in this course,
which will meet with the condemnation
of republicans as well as democrats.
And there is no cause for it. Unusual
pains are taken at this office to properly
and legibly write all names, and to cor
rectly label all packages. The county
mail is taken to the Abilene post office
even' Thursday morning, and Reflec
tor subscribers should receive their
papers on time each week. The Re
flector trusts that it will not have
occasion to recur to this matter again,
but its subscribers very justly expect to
regularly receive their papers, and the
Reflector will do all in its power to
see that their expectations are realized.
The Southeast Dickinson County
Teachers' Institute will meet at the
Union Valley school house, No. 33, in
Ridge township, Saturday, Jan. 12.1SS4,
at 10 o'clock.
"W. S. Todd, school discipline; Ben
Peck, fractions; P. II. Halleck, class
drill; Amos Eshelman, U. S. history;
"Wm. Disler, Geography; "Wm. Peck,
mental arithmetic; E. R. Potter, analy
sis of sentences; J. B. Martin, physiolo
gy; Eva Smith, essay; S. B. Goodspeed,
orthography: II. "W. .Schmidt, physics;
A. Murray, civil government; Miss Clara
"Williams, Orthography; A. L. Blesh,
decimals; Mrs. Rose Knight, language
lessons; Mrs. Millie Moore, essay; D.
Eisenhower, per centage; J. "W. Mitch
ell, examinations; Miss Cora Simmers,
reading; Gov. Teats, school law; A. M.
Crary, committee on music.
Evening program will be pronounced
All coming from a distance will be
By order of committee.
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Keep the Ball Rolling.
A supper will be given at the Johnson
school house, Dist. No. 26, for the ben
efit of the Abilene Baptist church on
New Years evening. Donations of food,
fruit, and confectionery will be thank
fully received. Turn out ! Turn out ! !
By order of committee.
Mrs. N. G. Holland.
Mrs. T. Dunlap.
Mrs. C. Decker.
A happy new year to the Reflector
and its many readers.
Quite a number of the boys are fig
uring on new resolutions. A good idea
boys may success attend you.
The Christinas tree and free oyster
supper on Monday evening were quite a
success. The questions were numer
ous and the children happy.
"When Mr. Scott oils a machine it
Albert Ilentz and family have taken
possession of the mill house.
Frank Gras3 has left "Woodbine for
The dance at Smith Bros, last Tues
day evening, was not well patronized,
on account of the dark cold night.
Messrs. Grass and" Carter think of
coining again. "We admire your pluck,
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Potter were to
"Woodbine Tuesday night.
Andy Kohler is building an addition
to his house.
Mr. Ducker thinks he should have a
road open so he couid get to Woodbine
sometimes, and is petitioning for one
between 19 and 30, 4, 14.
John Taylor is building on section 13,
Part of Mr. Treague's family, of Ga
lena, 111., arrived last Friday. Mr. T.
will be on in a few days. They mean
business and we wish them success.
At the Variety last "Wednesday eve
ning a prize was offered to the champi
on speller, and was carried off by Ed.
A happy new year to all the readers
of the Reflector.
Prepare your sleighs. "We may have
a large sleighing snow before this year
B. Martin left for Chapman Saturday
last to spend Christmas and New Year.
Mrs. Balentine's brother and sister,
from Scotland, arrived here a few days
since. Probably they will make Kansas
their future home.
"We notice that Risley & Lincoln are
having a large trade to begin with. If
they continue to sell at present prices
they are sure to command the greater
part of trade in eastern Dickinson
Peter S. Halleck, our young friend
who is teaching the Union Yalley
school, was here the first of the week,
lie has dismissed school over the holi
days, on account of the diptheria rag
ing hi the neighborhood.
Taylor & Beckmore threshed wheat
last week. They had 880 bushels, av
eraging 40 bushels per acre; and 1,500
bushels of oats, averaging between 60
and 65 bushels per acre. Pretty good
Allen S. Lincoln's wife has moved up
Mr.Williams.our boss carpenter, went
to Abilene the latter part of last week.
"William Quirk went to Enterprise
C. E. Ludlow is the boss chicken hun
ter of these diggins. He mints all day
and brings in so many chickens at night
that he can't see them to count.
The exhibition given by the scholars
of the High School was very entertain
ing. Forty-five . dollars wis cleared
which will help buy the organ much
wished for by the pupils.
The Misses Hughes and Whitley
have returned from Paola to spend the
holidays with friends.
The graders are hard at work prepar
ing to lay side tracks and build the new
Crowell & Gatchet, Solomon's enter
prising carpenters, are building an ad
dition to their shop.
T"..v:re being so many pupils, a new
room is being prepared and the Board
w'U hire a new teacher the first of the
A Merry Christmas to the Reflec
tor and its many friends.
The School Board of No. 10 have or
dered more seats for the school.
Mr. Charles and Miss Ella "Shatto
left last Friday for an extended visit to
Died, on the 20th inst., a little girl,
age ten days, daughter of James and
Bell Chew's. The family has the
sympathy of the community.
S. D. Buck proposes to buy 10,000
bushels of com at 30 cts. a bushel, pay
ing one third down and the rest as soon
as the corn is delivered. "We wonder
if the proposition is made in good faith.
Our genial County Superintendent
was visiting at Nos. 10 and 102 last
Friday. Mr. Hornaday is making a
good record as county superintendent,
and under his excellent management
the schools of our county are up and
Mr. Jake Karn is on a visit to friends
in Michigan and "Wisconsin. Mr. K. is
one of our best citizens. He came to
this county some seven or eight years
ago, secured a home, and returning to
Michigan secured a very excellent com
panion. Mr. K. and wife were at one
time teachers in the State Reform
School of Michigan ; he had occupied a
similar position in "Wisconsin for several
years. We trust his visit may be an
The silver wedding given in honor of
Mr. and Mrs Dan Dunlap was an oc
casion long to be remembered. About
eighty-live persons were present. The
party participated in a bountiful sup
per, and many presents were left to the
excellent couple accompanied by many
wishes that they might enjoy many
more years of wedded sunshine.
A. B. C.
The ball-masque of the young folks
of Industry, which took place in the
new barn of Rudolf Berger last week,
was a social event of the season. The
barn was brilliantly lighted and threw
a clear cast on the costumes. The most
conspicuous one of the evening was the
Red Rover who stood stately and grace
ful next to the old Man and "Woman.
The latter were of the masculine gen
der, and their personality was not dis
covered until the time arrived for re
freshments. It was a basket supper
and the tables groaned under the weight
of good things. The music was good,
and the participants of the "light fan
tastic," especially the ladies, were
graceful and perfect, and their costumes
were well suited to the occasion. A
great deal of credit is due the managers
for the success of the social event.
T think the "Buzz Fly" has at last
perched on the most prominent part of
the figure head of the Gazette man, in
order to bring him to a sense of duty he
owes to his party in demanding of it,
what is it going to do about the insult
offered to our flag by England in hang
ing a citizen of the U. S., O'Donnell,
who was a union soldier during the re
bellion, and who did not receive an im
partial trial in accordance with inter
national treaties? Oh, for a Jackson
or a Polk! under whose administrations
the dignity of our flag was respected,
and under its folds our citizens were
protected. Commodore Ingraham, of
the U. S. Navy, did not wait long for
the interchange of diplomacy before he
laid his ship of war between the Aus
trian fleet in their own harbor and made
a peremptory demand of the authorities
for the surrender of an American citi
zen on board his ship, which was im
mediately complied with. But can the
"buzz fly" man say, that the U. S. flag
was respected in the same way, under
republican rule, in O'Donnell's case; or,
does he rejoice in the trailing of our
flag in the dust by England, because it
was so done under a republican admin
istration? Will he throw up his hat and
huzza lustily for his party when he sees
our former proud flag going to the "dem
nition bow wows?" There is no better
proof of the sincerity of the foreign
born citizen than when he takes his so
lemn obligation to become a citizen of
the U. S. A. and forsake all others,
especially the one he had been a subject
of. But- it seems that Mr. Lowel, pres
ent Minister, wants to make a distinc
tion between the native and foreign
born citizen, and no person will dispute
but that he is a republican. It is no
longer a question to know whether a
person is born in EngIand,Scotiand, Ire
land, France or German-. If he has
complied with the laws and become a
citizen he is considered an American in
every sense of the word, and the liberal
minded, democrat recognizes the same
under all and every circumstance.
I was at Clay Center last week. Bu
siness was so flat that I could hardly
obtain the price of a lxx of matches for
a load of wheat. I had several inter
views with some of the democrats of
the place and in my immediate vicinity
and one and all were well pleased at
the wisdom displayed by the democratic
congress in selecting Carlisle speaker of
the House. They are also well pleased
with the Abilene Reflector and its
advocacy of free trade. Li fact, the
people, without distinction of party, are
for free trade and farmers' rights. They
want to sell in the dearest and buy in
the cheapest markets. "We have lived
in hope and we are not going to die in
The B. & M. railroad is coming.
I must now drop the curtain, wishing
you a merry Christmas and a happy
new year when it arrives.
Rip Van "Winkle.
Perpetual Motion Invented.
- Strother Bros, are perpetually placing
new names on their subscription book
for the Reflector the people's paper.
Horse For Sale.
"Will sell on easy terms, a family mare,
weight about 1000 pounds, gentle and
reliable for ladies to drive or ride. For
further particulars apply at this office.
BUGGIES AND WAGONS.
Bonebrakes have three second-hand
Buggies for sale cheap. Also, two second-hand
The J. E. Bonebrake Hardware Co.
closed their doors Wednesday morning
to invoice. They expect to open again
on Saturday, Dec. 29th.
Laies' Neck Ware closing out at A.
E. Bishop & Co.'s.
Holiday Goods, consisting of a great
many useful articles, at A. E. Bishop
& Co.'s, for less than half their value.
Call at A. E. Bishop & Co.'s and see
how low they are selling out thebal
lanco of their stock. You can find
something useful for a little money.
THE finest assortment of La
dies and Gentlemen's pock
et books and purses, ever
brought to the city, at
If you want job work of any kind ex
ecuted with neatness and dispatch give
the Reflector office a call.
Good" Boots and Shoes at Mclnemey 's
Vermont Maple Syrup at Nelson's.
Mclnemey 's is the place to buy.
Go to Mclnerney's for Boots and
The veteran two-hole sheller is the
finest sheller for the money in the mar
ket. At Bonebrake's.
All that know more will gotoMc
Inerney's shoe store.
The Largest Stock
of Cigars and Tobacco atB.II. D'Huy's.
Go to Mclnerney's for a new hat.
Just received a large quantity of
Burt's shoes at Mclnerney's.
California Honey at Nelson's.
Great Bargains at Mclnerney's.
General Merchandise at Nelson's.
Goods cheap at Mclnerney's.
Great Bargains and Bedrock Prices
at T. C. Mclnerney's, comer third and
Broadway, sign of Big Boot.
Simon Rothschild's Palace Clothing
Store is headquarters for Men's Cloth
ing, Youths' Clothing, Boys' Clothing.
Prices down to "bed rock."
Come to the Reflector to get the
latest news, and don't forget that just
above is Mclnerney's the place to buy
your Lew shoes. 1-tf
Mr. J. J. McCall, at Industry, lias a
Keystone Com Sheller which he' holds
at the service of those who may want
their com shelled. Give him a call and
you will find that his temis are reason
able. HURRY UP
if you wish to purchase land. The'ad
vance in prices may continue. We
have the best bargains going.
T. C. Henry & Co.
HURRY up if you want one
of those elegant dressing
cases at Northcraft's.
They are nearly gone.
at Harry Becker & Co.'s.
Headlight oil, 175 degrees fire test, at
Northcraft's; also Safety oil. 8-tf
Taken up on my premises, in south
east quarter 1911, 2, Cheever, a cream
colored poney mare; hind feet are white,
main and tail black. Owner can have
her by proving property and paying ex
penses. Tuos. Mustard.
If you want letterheads, envelopes,
billheads, statements, cards, circulars,
bills, &c, give the Reflector office a
Buy the self-lightning Tabular lan
tern, for sale at Northcraft's; also, the
Bull's Eye and Leader, tho finest lan
terns out. 8-tf
GO TO McINERNEY'S
For Gents Furnishing Goods, Hats
and Caps, Gloves, &c.
Try Dermatine for toilet use. Tie
finest thing out. g-tf
Is the place to buy shirts CHEAP.
Extra Fine Lot
Of Roasted Coffee in 4 pound cans at
Harry Becker & Co.'s.
Cream of Roses.
Funk's Cream of Roses at North
THE WINDS ARE COLD,
Mother dear, but this magnificent
Stove from Berry Bros, is indeed a com
fort and a joy.
Clothes Brushes and Feather Dnsteis
at Northcraft's. 8-tf
Visiting cards for ladies and gentle
men a specialty at the Reflectok
office. Call and see samples.
HOFFMAN'S PATENT ElR)UR!
JOHNTZ & RICE'S FLOUR!
STODDARD & FLENNER'S FLOUR
MY CHOICE BUCKWHEATFLOUR
GEO. WEEKS' FEED STORE !
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