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The Political Trials in South Carolina
The Republican Rational Committee
at Washington adopted the other day a
resolution declaring that they viewed
with regret and indignation "the recent
attempts to suppress human rights and
to destroy free suffrage and an hon
est counting of ballots in various States
by methods at war with humanity and
At the same time all the powers of
the Federal Government that could be
brought to bear for that purposswas
being applied in South Carolina to the
prosecution of numerous Democrats,
who were charged with complicity in
just such attempts as this resolution
The cases were tried in the United
States Circuit Court at Columbiabefore
a Eepublican Judge and Republican ju
rors. According the correspondents of
our esteemed contemporary, theXew
York limes, "the Government was rep
resented by District Attorney Meltox,
Emory Si'iasu of Georgia, two special
agents from Washington, and two writ
ing machines.' This array succeeded
in excluding from the jury box every
Democratic juror whose name was
called. Notwithstanding all these ad
vantages the prosecution was unsuc
cessful in everj- one of the three cases
tried; two were mistrials, and in the
Jthird the Judge directed the jury to
'acquit. The charges were in the shape
of informations filed by the District At
torney, and were not founded upon in
dictments. "There was not a case be
fore the court," says the limes corres
pondent, "that a fair Grand Jury would
not have thrown out."'
The utter failure of these political
trials in South Carolina, which is thus
made particularly prominent by the
leading Republican newspaper in the
United States, is a timely and destruc
tive comment on the absurd and un
founded resolution of the Eepublican
"National Committee. The result must
also suggest certain doubts to the mind
of the President. If the affairs of the
Department of Justice weie adminis
tered with sagacity or good sense, would
the Government oilicers have persisted
hi prosecutions which prove to be so
entirely without any adequate evidence
to sustain them?
Kansas City vs. St. Louis.
St Joseph Gazetec.
If John the Baptist should land sud
denly hi St. Louis and cry out : "Ee
pent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is
at hand I" the old town would reply :
" Guess there's no hurry ; we'll have a
meeting on change directly and see
what arrangements we can make with
the St. Louis freight bureau. Kansas
Oh, no. If John the Baptist should
appear in St. Louis to inform us that
the kingdom of heaven was at hand we
would inform him that, for Missouri
purposes, he represented the wrong
kingdom. A state with 80,000 demo
cratic majority is in no condition to be
come a part of the kingdom of heaven,
because it is already a part of the other
kingdom. John "the Baptist would
stand very little chance in Kansas City,
or in Jackson or Clay county. They'd
turn Prank James loose on him to
"hold him up' for his locusts and wild
Fie! Colonel McCullagh. Tliis is
not steel fit for your hand. That great,
big, growing, audacious, pusliing, thri
ving, devil-may-care "village" at the
mouth of the Kaw twits St. Louis on
her well recognized slowness and fogy
ism twits it in a keen, sharp, business
-like way, so thoroughly in keeping with
Kansas City, and all the reply its great
newspaper can make is the state's dem
orcatic majority and Frank James.
Suppose, Mr. Globe-Democrat, since
you are referring to robbers, that you
were traveling through a wood. You
had in your pocket a fortune "of green
backs. You had strapped about you
two good six-shooters. A solitary foot
man should appear, halt you, demand
your money, and proceed to take it.
"Would you attempt to resist that man,
and appease that man, and disarm that
man by blubbering? "Oh ! I've got a
canary at home I've got a canary at
home!"' And yet a canary bird would
have about as much to do with keeping
you from being robbed as Frank James
and Missouri's democratic majority have
to do with St. Louis' supineness, lazi
ness and utter want of business enter
prise. If St. Louis chooses to meet thus ev
er assault made upon her commercial
supremacy by such a powerful antagon
ist as Chicago, and babble of democrat
ic majorities and the James boys every
time such a merciless crusader as Kan
sas City prods her under the fifth rib, it
were better that some sort of an upheav
al made the river solid in her front, and
that instead of hoping to become the
pride and the metropolis of the great
west, she contented herself with an Ill
inois dress, and the knowledge that she
was a "pretty pert suburb of Belleville.
The Old Story.
Girl in a blaze ; man in a maze. Girl
accusing; man confusing. Girl storms;
man warms. Girl quickens atcack;
man tries to talk back. Man repents (?).
Girl relents. Girl cries ; man lies.
Girl beams-, man schemes. Girl for
gives ; man still lives. And with two
Irving tickets, an opera promise and a
pound of caramels, makes himself as
solid as the democratic platform.
Postmasters To Exchange Stamps.
The Postmaster General has directed
postmasters to exchange for the public,
as applications are made, three and six
cent denominations of postage stamps
and stamped envelopes, for others of
different denominations. Stamped en
velopes will he exchanged at the full
"Cur. Keifer Turns Red.
Mr. Keif er assumed to be the leader
on the republican side of the house on
the very first day of the session. The
word was quietly passed about among
n f iv ftf thn lending republicans that
when the first opportunity presented j
itself Mr. Keifer should be deposed from
his self-assumed position. The oppor
tunity came the 19th and was very
promptly embraced. Mr. Keifer was
kicked hard. lie blocked out the course
I JVC11C1 il3 LUC yjiilj Jmuuiuu , .0
for the republicans to take by opposing for j own resoiuti0ns. All the demo
the swearing-in of Mr. Skinner of Xorth . . , . b t Don his 0TVn
Carolina. Mr. Hiscock of New York
caused a blight sensation by taking ex
actly the opposite ground in a speech,
and the sensation was intensified when
Mr. Belford of Colorado followed in the
same strain. Mr. Eeed of Maine took
the floor, and for two minutes took Mr.
Keifer's side of the argument, as Mr.
Keifer evidently expected he would do;
then he suddenly changed and proved
that Mr. Keifer's position was all
Mr. Keifer's usually white face was
as red as fire and he seemed scarcely
able to keep his seat. It was evident
I have bought
at Kenyon's and will continue to sell at
greatly reduced prices until the present stock is closed out. You are invited to
call and see me at Kenyon's store.
th-v.e.'w mi - ?i pfgr
Notice is hereby given to all persons
who have stock for sale that we have
formed a co-partnership for the purpose
of buying and selling stock. Head
quarters at Abilene, Kansas. Having
made arrangements in the east with re
liable parties for the sale of our stock,
we intei.d to pay fair and liberal prices,
leaving a good "margin to the owners
and sellers and a fair compensation for
ourselves. We would therefore ask of
persons who have stock for sale to give
us a call before selling. For by fair
dealing and close attention to business
we expect to succeed.
16 3w. Geo. G. Huffman.
Orders for job work executed on short
notice at the RijTjlectok office, and at
"live and let live" prices. Give us an
The popular Palace Clothing Store of
Simon Rothschild is the place to go for
good and cheap clothing, If you are in
need of gents furnishing goods, boots
and shoes, notions, &c, you will save
money by giving Simon a call.
YRASK A. S3EALLEY,
And Practical Book-Kecpcr, will adjust and post
book-, fiirni-h trial and balance sheet, regulate
partnership intere-t?, &c, in city or country, on
short notice, in best manner at reasonable rates.
Hi"hest reference-' furnished. Also an expe
rienced AVCTIOXEEK, will cry sale in the
country. Office, cor. 3d & Broadway over Ogdcn,
Wentworth & Hill's Hardware store.
FRANK A. S3&ALLSY.
abstracts of titles furnished,
Taxes Paid, Rents Collected
and money Judicially Invested for non-residents.
I represent seeral of the best Fire, Lightning
and Tornado Insurance companies In the world.
Lancashire, lUanchebter, England, British Amer
ica, Toronto, Canada, Tire Association, of Phila
delphia, .Glen Falls, Kew York. All business
promptly and faithtuUy attended to.
EATJB & JACKSON,
(Successor- to Dr. Crise.)
Dental Parlors cor. Broadway and Second Sts.,
All operations known to the Dental profession
performed in the mot skillful manner. Teeth
extracted without pain by the use of local anaes
thetics and sas.
FEED anil SALE STABLE.
South side of railroad on Cedar St.,
D. H. Mefeger, Pro.
Also proprietor of
If yoti want Letterheads, Envelopes,
Billheads, Statements, Business Cards,
Invitations, Programmes, Circulars,
Visiting Cards, Sale Bills, &c, you can
he accommodated on short notice and
at "bedrock prices" at the Reflector
office. Satisfaction guaranteed or no
to everybody that the republicans had
bolted from Ids leadership. He tried to
make the fall easier by withdrawing his
opposition to the swearing-in of Mr.
Skinner, but as soon as that ceremony
was accomplished there was another
Mr. Keifer proposed to refer the
ortu Carolina contest in the usual way
to the committee on elections, but Mr.
Uisccck wanted an immediate report
upon the legal question involved. Upon
a test vote upon this proposition Mr.
side of the house only he and "Calami
ty" Weller, the Iowa independent, were
It has been no secret for sometime
that Messrs. Cannon, Hiscock, Eeed
and other strong republicans were dis
satisfied with Mr. Keifer's lendership,
and it is not likely that the Ohio man
will attempt the role'again.
"We Still Live.
The mostcompleteline of Humphrey's
Homeopathic medicines in the county
at Xorthcraf t's. 8-tf .
the stock of
rr r-jma. ufcaiwu yjz.m m.'myi
of all kinds.
JCST Just received a car load of barbed
wire, which will be sold at bottom
prices. Agent for 'the Iron Monitor
AVind Engine. A TIN SHOP attached
with the store. 5T Call an see him.
Cor. "Broadway and 4tli St.
2sTo. 13 tf. ABILENE, IvAS.
THE PALM LEAF PLUG
AND THE GUVNOR
5 CENT CIGAR,
FOUND ONLY AT THE
LITTLE REE STOBE.
A. K. VAIfDERBLLT, Pro. iy
EAST THIRD STREET.
ALWAYS ON HAND.
ICE CREAM AND OYSTERS
Timber Farm for Sale.
One hundred and sixty acres or land, 40 acres
timber and 70 acres bottom land, In Noble town
snip, Is offered for sale at $25.00 per acre. A
good house, barn, corn cribs and other Improve
ments on the p&ce- chapman creek runs
through the farm, which can be utallzed tor agri
cultural or stock purposes. For further partic
ulars, apply on the premises.
MRS. TSATVET.T.t; HAIRE.
I. M. POTTEB,
Woodbine, P. 0., Kast
"Will cry Eales of all kinds at reasonable rates.
Satisfaction guaranteed or no pay.
0. G. HAWX.
HAWK & GLEISSNER,
"PITT IT?, ITS P1R1TJ1GHS.
A Pull Line of Humphrey's
Painters' Supplies, Glass, Machine Oils, &c, &c.
We' keep at all times best Head Light Oil, 175 degrees test.
CALL -A-ZLSTID SZEIE US. ti-iy
If you want to buy
Something that is sub
stantial and servicable.
BLE AJD QUAETEES
$y Li i2p JkSL, gjg&u3&. ImWj m
CORNER OF FOURTH
'. C. Mcll
Gets all his Boots and Shoes made expressly from the best of leathers, and can
recommend them to be the best made, AT VERY LOW PRICES.
HATS CAPS, and -LEATHER FINDINGS;
Highest Cash Price Paid for Hides.
BUY YOUR GROCEBD2S
- J. F. AUGUSTINE, 1
Bargains at . Bargains at
J. F. ADGITINE
BUY YOUR QUEENS
Bargains at J, F. AUGUSTINE, Bargains at
JN0, M. GLE1SSNEE.
All kinds of Up
BUY YOUR. GROCERIES
BUY YOUR QUEENS-
7 TTABE OP
HtSJ y lwl
A Full Line
HARRY BECKER & CO.'
GROCERIES delivered in the
0GDEN5 WEHTWOUTE & SILL,
Tinware, Table and Pocket Cutlery.
NTo ITanoy Prices!
m e- - -,-,- We have in stock a lino line of breeca and muzzlo loading ffrmi, a
JLO oporbslxlciJ. kinds ol gun flxtures and ammunition.
mr, ti- . -. Would do well to notice our large line of Furst & Bradley and 2T. q
iHc cUIUcIS Thompson Plows, the Thompson Mowers, and tho bchutfler ana
Garland StOVeS and Ranges Kn immense line of them arra on fenq
TEtf, COrPER AND SHEET IRON WORK MANUFACTURED ON SHORT NOTICS
Remember the Place corner Broaawar Third. rxo.-a
GRAND OPENING OF NEW
Parlors in Abilene, Kansas.
The undersigned takes pleasure In annonnclns to the people of Dickinson and adjoining counties
that he has just fitted up in fin-t class style the best set of Photographic Rooms in tho State. Th
operating room is furnished with both Parlor and Landscape Scenery, the handsomest ercr brought t
Abilene, together with all the accessories needful in making first clas Photographs haTing a mam
mouth sky-light which has been prononnced by competent judges to be the ideal of perfection, and an
experience of over twenty-one years In the busine", I feel competent to insnro to thoe who may
far nfb with their patronage as fine work as can be done In the State. My motto being ia tho fatnr
as in the past, "Satisfaction or money refunded."
Z2T Babies pictures taken in half a second.
J. A. HATfSBROtTGH, Artist.
IS ALWAYS SUPPLIED WITH THE
Choicest oe Meats, Fresh Fish, Game, &o.
AHD SOLICITS A SHASE OF PATRONAGE.
5 Telephone Communication.
pww jiiwwim vm nf.wpu r wwy y.3jp i ;mp fw
Coal of any kind and in any
of the city by C. J. McDivitt.
IIAS ALWAYS BEEN
The Pioneer in Low Prices-
And now offers better bargains to all. Having but little money inxested In nhcrv
we can often sell goods cheaper than more pretontious establishments. TVa keej
the best call and see.
4 3m D. G. SMITH.
Hard or Soft, you want to go to M. Nicolay?s coal ftd
lumber yard on the south side. And now is the time to
buy your winter supply.
Mrs. Como & Co., are showing a magnificent line of Fall and Winter Milli
nery goods, just received direct from Chicago and St. Louis. The ladies are
invited to call and see genuine excellence of the stock.
A LARGE AND
G, F. WORLEY,
DEALER E? Harness, Collars, Bridle", Whips, Trent, and Horse Good Gcnerallj. RepihWL.",
Promptly Done. Sonth-East Comer of Cedar and Third Streata, " :
of First Class
city FREE OP CHARGE.
wwm p ra.!,iem fffi
i'gi fn gyy .gL-?tpwgrwg"B"yh
BALL & CO.,
cs Goods Dellrered in the City Frets of Charge
quantity delivered to all parti
Leave your orders -with Mm,
INEEY. ! ill
VARIED LOT OP
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