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ABILENE, DICKIES ON COUNTY, KANSAS, JAN. 3, 1884.
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MEN'S SUITS. .
From 37 to 42 Size.
Sattinet suits, worth $ 8 for $ 4
Union Cassimere suits, " 10 "
Union Cassimere suit, " 12 " 8
All "Wool Cassimere suits, " 15 " 10
All "Wool Cassimere suis, " 18 " 12
Extra Fine all wool suits, " 20 " 16
Extra Fine all wool suits, " 22 " 18
Extra Pine all wool suits, " 25 " 20
English Worsted suits, " 30 " 25
Custom made suits in fine cassimere and worsted,
worth $30 for $25; worth $40 $30.
lene upon the
growth of the
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of Dickinson coimty upon the great prosperity which has blessed
them, the Reflector wishes to 'briefly mention its own growth.
Its first number was issued on the 23rd of August, 1883, to a
community of strangers. Its subscription list did not exceed one
hundred names, but from that faithful nucleus a large list has
I- sprung, and to-day we send
BONA fide subscribers. And its patrons are numbered among the most relia
Wfl and intellicent of the county. Its job and advertising patronage has kept
pace with its subscription list, and the
Frciu this standpoint it is easy for us to wish all
" A s Happy New Ybaij,"
and an increase of the prosperity which has attended them during the
year just closed. But the wish is none the less sincere because it is
easy- We are all proud of our acliievements, but the work of the
past should not be made less valuable by an idle, inglorious present.
May Abilene and Dickinson county enter upon the new year with a
spirited faith which will give the power to surpass all previous
efforts. Again, "nappy New Year" to all.
New Year's Day.
Lol i hall the new born year,
Come our drooping hearts to cheer;
Happy day of friendly meetings,
Joyous day of kindly greetings;
Dawning of a yr of blessing-,
Love and peace and sweet carcssings;
Blessings in anticipation
Happiness in expectation.
All Is pleasing, joyous, bright;
Full of halt-cnioycd delight.
See! it comes brimful of pleasures,
Health and peace and golden treasures;
Hopeful year of bright to-morrows
Or, perhaps, of hidden sorrows.
Happy that wc cannot eec
V " What Isia eternity.
If wc tacw our future strife.
Who could bear the Ills of life!
But our cheering angel. Hope,
Keeps Our sinking spirits up,
Wipes away the fauing tear.
Promises a happy year.
Thns encouraged, let ns rise,
Pressing onward to the skies,
Where all passing time shall be
Hidden In eternity.
"Hello!" ejaculated a guardian to his
pretty niece as lie entered the parlor
and saw her in the arms of a swain who
had just popped the question and sealed
it -with a kiss, "what's the time of day
now?" "I should think it was about
half-past twelve," was the cool reply of
the blushing damsel; "you see ce are
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VJf yon dpn.'t behave yourself Til
jock, yciuup in the. chicken house," said
shushing mother to her badlittle boy.
"You may lock me up in the chicken
kouse as much as you please but I won't
jpiyeggs; no, indeed I won't."
Is selling CLOTHING, GENTS FURNISHING GOODS, HATS, CAPS, BOOTS, etc.
OKEAPEE THAN AM HOUSE IN ABILENE. FOLLOW THE CROWD AND YOU WILL STOP AT THE CHEAPEST STORE IN ABILENE, WHICH IS SIMON ROTHSCHILD'S Palace Clothing Store.
To convince you of this fact I would be pleased to show you, at any time, the most complete assortment in this line of goods in the city of Abilene. As I make Clothing a specialty, I can safely say, without exagerating in the least, that
I can at any time sell you a suit and save you from $3 to $5. To convince you of this fact notice the price list and call and examine goods before going elsewhere.
I mean business.
JT CONGRATULATING THE CITIZENS OF ABI
largely increased volume of business and
city during the past year, and the citizens
papers to nearly
paper is on a progressive paying basis.
War on the Hungarians.
American 2Rncrs protest against tlicir im
portation into the Coke Fields.
A Scottdale, Pa., correspondent, of
Dec. 23d, says: To-night the following
circular is being posted throughout the
Connellsville coke region, from Union
town on the south to Latrobe on the
north. It is a renewal of the anti-Hun-garian
THE CURSE OF THE COUNTRY.
THE HUNGARIANS A LOW, INJURIOUS
AND DESPICABLE PEOPLE AMERI
CAN LABOR, MUST PROTEST.
To the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pa:
One of the most degrading imposi
tions upon the people of this Common
wealth is the wholesale importation of
Slavonians, erroneously known as Hun
garians, into the Connellsville coke re
giona pernicious custom which must
immediately come to an end and the
serfs returned, for the following rea
sons: These beings are crowding out our
miners and laborers, who are establish
ed and good citizens, from employment
and from then: homes.
They will not become naturalized cit
izens, but in a limited time will return
to Hungary with what cash they can
save, thereby draining our district of
many thousand dollars annually.
They are extremely filthy in their hab
its, living on what American people
could not eat.
Their morals are the lowest of any
of the Caucasian race, being the lowest
of any class of laborers that ever inhab
ited this country; living in a state of
From 24 to 37 Size.
Sattinet suits, worth $ 6 for $ 4
Sattinet suits, " 8 " 5
Union Cassimere suits, " 10 " 8
Union Cassimere suits, " 15 " 12
All wool suits, " ' 18 " 15
All wool suits, " 20 " IS
English worsted suits, " 25 " 20
English worsted suits, " 30 " 25
Custom made suits, nobby goods, " 35 " 25
Come and see me at the
permiscuity, regardless of marital rela
tions, and are unscrupulous in all these
Their intelligence is the lowest in the
scale of any class of people in this coun
try to-day. Only about 5 per cent of
them can read and write, being far be
low the average Chinaman.
Much time and labor has been lost
by all classes in trying to elevate this
people against their own will, but all
without avail. Their habits seem to
grow worse the longer they stay, until
they can no longer be endured. For
bearance has ceased to be a virtue. A
people who are degrading to American
labor, an injury to our commerce, and a
blot upon our commonwealth will not
American labor as well as American
manufacture must be protected.
The President of the Amalgamated
Association, "W. F. Barclay, said, "I
have been expecting something of this
kind for sometime. The places of A
merican miners are being rapidly filled
with these Hungarians, who live like
dogs and who refuse to be either edu
cated or naturalized. No one knows
what our men have to put up with.
The best citizens of the coke country
of all classes are against the Hungari"
Miners are protected laborers, and
protectionists tell us that protection
benefits the laborer. Does the above
article prove the statement? The fact
is, while money seeks and obtains gov
ernmental protection, labor receives no
protection from money. The above is
a common trick of protectionists. A
merican labor is discarded for the ref
use of foreign countries. Does protec
tion protect the laboring man?
The Tyrant Fashion.
The practical man knows little of
fashion, and would care less were it not
for the fact that his attention is called
to the matter in a very practical man
ner in the form of a milliner's bill, or
by Ills better half insisting on his opin
ion, and that opinion expected to be
that the last bonnet was "just too love
ly for anything." For many years mil
lions of our most beautiful birds have
been sacrificed each year to be used as
decorations for ladies' bonnets. The
humane of all nations have kept up a
crusade against this ruthless slaughter,
but without avail, for this fashion, like
all others, kept on until it exhausted
itself, and now the other extreme has
been reached, and, instead of the bird,
its mortal enemy, the cat, is now being
used as a decoration for the bonnets of
our ladies, and, as usnal, in all styles,
some of them overstep all bounds of
The following is what the Louisville
Courier-Journal has to say on this sub
ject: Farewell, the back-yard fence,
the midnight moon! Farewell, the
roof-ridge and the chimney-pot! Fare
Sattinet double face Overcoats,
Sattinet double face Overcoats,
All "Wool Cassimere Overcoats,
All "Wool Gas. ex. heavy Over.,
All Wool Cas. ex. heavy Over.,
English "Worsted Overcoats,
English Melton Ovei coats,
English Beaver Overcoats,
Palace Clothing Seoke, on Broadway corner Third Street.
well the strident serenade, the sleepless
pillow, the wild-whirling bootjack!
The cat must go.
It was on both artistic and humanita
rian grounds that Mr. Ruskin so fiercely
denounced the wearing of stuffed birds
as ornaments on ladies' hats. Other
voices echoed his, protesting against the
ruthless wholesale slaughter of humming
birds and songsters to gratify a caprice
of fashion. A long, hard fight ensued,
which now appears to result in victory
for art and humanity. The stuffed ma
nia is on the wane. The bird is saved,
and, with that much talked of but little
seen justice, the goddess of fashion
claims as a sacrificial substitute the
bird's inveterate foe, the cat. "Stuff
ed heads of kittens are henceforth to
replace the birds," says Parisian author
ity: "and in the largest hats the entire
kitten will be visible, peeping out from
a jungle of flowers." This is news in
deed, calculated to put a new thrill of
joy m every canary s throat, and turn
the attic window symphony into a mise
rere. A hundred millions kittens a
year, it is estimated, will be needed to
supply the milliners' demands. Such
slaughter means extinction.
So farewell to old Egypt's goddess
Pasht; the Greeks' "beast with the
waving tail;" the witch's familiar in all
climes and ages. The memory of Mo
hammed's muezza avails not to save;
nor the traditions of the Chatti of Tac
itus; nor sturdy Clan Chattan; nor the
"great lady of the cat," as the Gaels
term her grace of Sutherland. Fashion
decrees it, and the cat must go. Dame
Fashion, hitherto we have found fault
with you; called you cruel, capricious,
silly. But this last freak of yours a
tones for all. Your heart is in the right
place, after all, and we don't care who
knows it. Here's our hand. Shake!
The cat must go!
But now there arises to vex our souls
a troublesome question, which assumes
"What are we to do with our boot
Hot A Congressman.
"Washington is picking up amazingly,
says the Philadelphia Call, and every
thing points to a brilliant season. It
would be hard to find a pleasanter sight
anvwhere than a Washington saloon
keeper's face just now.
"Within a day or two a gentleman
slipped into one of the numerous saloons
of that city and called for a glass of
beer. He then sauntered gracefully
toward the free lunch counter and ate
everything on it but the mustard.
"While he was sipping his beer, the
"Your face is not familiiir to me, sir.
Probably your first term in congress.
From the west, sir?"
"Yes, I am from the west; but I am
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From 37 to 42 Size.
Sattinet Overcoats, worth $ 4 for $ 2
not a congressman," the stranger re
plied. "Not a congressman," exclaimed the
bartender, looking alternately at the
lunch counter and the gentleman in
great surprise. "May I ask what your
"Certainly, you may," assented the
stranger, as he tendered a lead nickel
in payment for the beer, "I am a St.
Farmer Jones and the Tariff.
Jones is a long headed, horny handed
farmer, who has, by hard work, fair
management and a good farm virgin
soil a quarter of a century ago suc
ceeded hi raising a large family, and
"justkeepin' my head outen water," as
he puts it. He was in town the other
day, and, as is his way,dropped into our
sanctum, and, filling his pipe, squared
away for a talk.
"Yes, times is mighty clus, now, with
us farmers. "We don't git much per
tection in this world nohow. The
bug comes along, or the blight, and
knoks the bottom out o' our wheat fields,
and a frost comes along and "busts our
corn, or the choler comes and wipes out
our pigs, er a lot of fellers who never
seed a grain field er a pig pen, drives
our producers into one of them "corn
ers" and squeeze all our profits out 'er
'em. "We aint any of us liearn tell yet
of any act o' Congress to protect us.
nil vps. T know the taffv they trive. In
the duty on wheat, etc., but we ain't
the fools those Congressmen think we.
are. Don't you suppose that we know
that a duty don't help us s'longaswe
have to sell our surplus abroad? "When
this country gets to bringin' in its
wheat and other farm truck and its
farmer's can't grow enough forborne
consumption, then the duty might help
us, perhaps. But if we don't get any
perfection, we bed to pervide lots of it
outo' our crops. "Why, I sometimes
feel that I didn't own my farm myself
but as if Congress had given a whole lot
o' fellows a share in it; sleepin' pard
ners like, who don't do any work on it,
ner pay any o' my taxes, ner pay ferthe
inhnr ner share anv of the losses with
me, but who comes in reglar fertbeir
share of what I raise. Of course they
don't take it right outen my granary,
butthe sugar planter in Louisiany gits
about three cents worth of my crops ev
ery time I buy a pound of his blasted
yaller sugar, and my pardners,who live
east and run cotton mills, git then
share of my crops, to the amount o
three or four cents on every yard of cot
ton goods I buy, and my pardners in
Pennsylvany divide my crop with me
and take a cent and a half or two cents
out of it when I buy a pound o'iheir
Totten nails, and my other pardners who
I are in the woolen bizness they are the
From 34 to 37 Size.
Sattinet Overcoats, worth $ 4 for $ 2
Sattinet double faced Overcoats,
Sattinet double faced Overcoats,
All wool double faced Overcoats,
All wool double faced Overcoats,
Fancy double faced Overcoats;
Fancy double faced Overcoats,
English Worsted Overcoats,
English Worsted Overcoats.
English Melton Overcoats, J
slickest fellers hi the hull lot. I never
know just what they do take, ferl dun
no what kind o' stuff I git o' them but
they do take a big slice outen my crops
during the year, what with their
flannels and clothing, and sich like
I buy. "What makes me the mad
dest when I git to thinkin' o' this biz
ness, is the sanctimonious way with
which this tiling is done, and what an
infemel set of blockheads us farmers is
to stand it. They talk to us about our
dooty to our kentry, how we must help
make it independent o' all other peoples,
just as if us farmers weren't dependent
on furrin folks fer our market; and
they talk to us about these manufactur
ers makin' a home market for our stuff,
jess as if it made any difference to us
whether the mouth that eats our wheat
or pork was in France or Pennsylvany.
We don't know that the feller in Penn
sylvany pays U3 a cent more for our
truck than tother fellow in France does
and then, too, they 'peal to our sympa
thies to the poor laborer who is compe
tin' agin furrin pauper labor, and they
keep on invitin' an urgin these pauper
laberers to come over and work in their
shops, and they don't say anythin' about
our farmers bavin' to compete with
that same pauper labor in raisin' wheat
and .pork. Its takin' our money imder
the falsist kind o' pretenses, this is; a"
good deal like a feller takin' up a sub
scription for some other poor felle's
family and shovin' the money in his
own pockets. Those sanctimonous,
snifHin manufacturers take our money
and jew down their workmen, and do it
all fer ther "love of kentry." I tell you
what, Mr. Editor, I went into the war
with three o' my boys, and left two of
'em under the sod down thar, to help
save my kentry, but I'm gettin to think I
it aint a kentry wuth savin which helps j
a lot o' chaps to take our hard-earned ,
money from us fer nothin 'cept a lot o'
Christmas in the White House.
Santa Claus visited the "White House
and presented to the President six gold
headed canes and as many silk umbrel
las -with gold and silver handles. These
were mostly from personal friends in
New York. He also received several
cases of wine and numerous boxes of
cigars, besides many other useful and
valuable presents. His daughter Nel
lie's play room resembles a well stocked
toy shop, so well was she remembered
with Christmas presents. Chester Al
lanArthur, Jr., received many valuable
presents, including jewelry, canes anu
umbrellas, xne irresiuem, gue w ma
rfnnphteraoair of diamond ear-rings,
to his son a check for $150, and to each
pmninvpft of his household a check for
$15 and a Christmas turkey. Alexan
der Powell, his private messenger, re
ceived a handsome gold watch and chain
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"The Tariff" in Society.
A masquerade ball was given at Fort
Scott, last week, and its great success
did not detract from the attention which
one costume attracted. The costume
in question represented a dry politico
economic question, "the tariff," in a
most ingenuous and effective manner.
It was worn by Mrs. J. J.I. Sallee.
The dress was made of white tarleton;
the right side of the dress, covering
one-half of the form, was concealed by
half of an old calico dress. . This right
(calico) side represented protection, and
was a study indeed. The right side car
ried and rested upon a good stout crutch
labelled in big letters "tariff," and all
over this side at convenient points were
fastened small samples of protected
manufactured articles, each labelled
distinctly and with the amount of tariff
on each, as follow: copper 21 cents per
pound; flannels, 70 per cent; beads, 50
per cent; diamonds, 10 per cent; linen,
35 per cent, starch, 100 per cent; linen
thread, 40 per cent; dolls, 50 per cent;
sugar, 47 per cent; crockery, 60 per
cent; pencils, 50 per cent; glass, 145
percent;, bags, 40 per cent; cigars, 250
per cent; bonnets, 30 per cent; cottons,
63 per cent; baskets, 30 per cent; gold
leaf, 150 per cent; gloves, 50 per cent;
pins, 30 per .cent; needles, 25 per cent;
boots, 50 per cent; knives, 50 per cent;
rice, 84 per cent.
"The Tariff" carried about with her
a hundred or more printed slips, which
were handed to every one she met, read
ing as follows:
'Tariff gathers from the many for the
benefit of the few.
Tariff builds up colossal fortunes for
tne fevr at the expense of the many,
Tariff protects monopolies. Tariff
levies tribute from the sick and the
poor to swell millions for -the aristo
A protective tariff makes the rich man
richer and the poor man poorer.
A protective tariff is class legislation,
pure and simple.
A protective tariff protects no one
except the monopolist manufacturer.
Infant industries ninety and one hun
dred years old should be ashamed to
ask more protection and nursing.
A protective tariff is a relic of barta- .
The robbers of the Rhine were true
The government has no right to tax
my earnings to increase the. profits of
A rich man's diamond, jewels and-
furs are taxed ten per cent. f. ,
A poor man's blanket, coat, hat,shces, ,
and clothing are taxed 60 to 100 per
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