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NFcn rn LUMBER FIGURE WITH THE CHICAGO LUMBER COMPANY.
Thursday, Sept. 30, 1886.
STROTHER & LITTS,
TTT-.T-ORS AND PUBUSHtn.
Democratic County Convention.
action of tne
In pursuance of the action or we
Dcimiiatic Central Committe, of Dick
inson county, a delegate convention of
tbe Democratic electors of said county
will be held in Abilene, at the Court
Saturday, uciooer sh, wo)
at 2J o'clock, p. m., for the purpose of
nominating a candidate for
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
lieoresentative for the 68th District,
Representative for the 9Ui . Dis., and a
Commissioner for the Third Distnct.
The delegates and alternates to the
Countv Convention will be elected or
se'ected at the places of holding dec
lions in each voting precinct by the
democratic voters of said precinct in
caucus assembled, on Thursday, Oc.
7th, at 21 o'clock, p. m. The delegates
and alternates of each voting Pnct
will present credentials signed by the
ch!urman of the caucus The tasiaof
representation is two delegates and two
alternates for each voting precinct m
the county, as follows:
THE MOONLIGHT RALLY
Abilene, lft ward...
Abilene, 2 J arJ ...
Abilene, 3d ward ...
Abilene, 4th ward...
Frasrant Hill, .
flora,. .... ....... .-
3500 People in Attendance
The Largest and Most Enthusi
astic crowd of Voters ever
Gathered Together in
Get your tickets ready for the circus.
Performance commences at the Court
House next Saturday at 1 o'clock
"Wilson and Anderson horses will be in
the ring for riders and the fun of the
season is expected to commence when
the different candidates are told to
f.in .ttieir choice steed. Bets are now
being made that the convention will
choose Anderson riders. Attend the
The importance of a prompt and gen
eral compliance with this call is earn
estly urged upon every democrat m
Dickinson county, and it is hoped that
every township will be fully represented
in the convention.
Uy order of the Democratic Central
W. II. Eiciioltz, Ch'n.
B. L. Stkotiiek, Sec'y.
The democrats of this district have
much to gain by keeping out of the
Many Republicans are now joining
with the Democrats and claiming the
election of Lowe to congress from this
district as a certainty.
"We are booming Lowe for congress
in our district," is the expression to be
heard from the farmers in all parts of
Hon. J. G. Lowe made a masterly
speeeh at the grand rally Wednesday,
and his following from the Anderson
and Wilson factions will be large.
A large number of republicans ex
pressed themselves at the Moonlight
rally and barbecue yesterday that they
were going to vote for Col. Moonlight
Dickinson county is now experiencing
one of the greatest political booms ever
known in the state, and it is for Moon
light for governor and Lowe for con
congress. They are the coming "Elis"
of the November election.
It was no unusual thing yesterday to
hear republicans say that they were go
ing to support Lowe for congress. The
platform on which he stood and the
priuciplesj advocated suited them to a
Politics in Kansas is considerably
mixed this year, and it is very likely
that it will be sweetened with a good
dose of democracy on the 2d of Novem
ber. The political complexion runs
Second district, doubtful.
Third district, more doubtful.
Sixth district, most doubtful.
Fifth district sure for Lowe.
Tiie Reflector trusts that the dem
ocrats of the county will pay close at
tention to the call for a convention
published in another column. Let
there be a full attendance at the caucuses
and an interest taken in the proceedings
worthy of tho cause and principles for
which the party is contending. Name
and send representative, sagacious, and
earnest delegates to the convention
with full discretionary powers to select
tho best men for the offices to be filled.
We know several prominent men in
this city who claim to be prohibition
ists yet they propose to let tho prohibit
ion nominee go by the board and vote
the G. O. P., and then after election
you will hear these same men damning
the same G. O. P. for its hypocrisy.
Now is not such men bigger hypocrits
and a greater drawback to the interest
of prohibition than the G. O. P.? But
both are in the same boat hypocrisy-
and at the coming election the boat
should be allowed to sink with all on
It is now conceded by many of the
republicans that Wilson, the republican
nominee for congress, will be beaten,
and all because the candidate for Gover
nor for re-election, John A. Martin, is
a moral and political coward. Martin
has not the backbone of a crawling
caterpillar and as he has shown a dis
position to let the republican interest
of his party go unnoticed, and as being
unworthy of his attention, tho Re
flector predicts defeat for liim in this
District as well as for Wilson. Lowe
is the man whom the dissatisfied ones
should settle upon and send to Congress
and we believe that he will be the "Eli"
in the race
To Listen to Democratic Truths
From the Lips of Democratic
COL. TOM MOONLIGHT.
HON. JOS. G. LOWE.
HON. W. D. KELLY.
HON. W. J- A. MONTGOMERY.
HON. Ex.GOV. GLICK.
If wheat is low, a;td all kinds of
farm produce unprofitable to the pro
filer because of poor prices, don't
keep on voting for the republican party
which by a long series of high tariffs
has destroyed all foreign demand by
compelling Europe to look elsewhere
than to America for a market. That
will never correct the evil. "We need a
change. We want to send our pro
duce into all foreign markets. When
we do this we shall have demand for
everything we can produce and prices
must rule better. And in order to ac
complish this your vote must be given
in the interest of the democratic party,
the only party which is standing square
ly.on a platform which advocates the
interest of every farmer and laboring
man in the country, and the only party
which is trying to cnoKe ine very me
out of monopolies, railroad schemers
and land grabbers.
Every one who believes in re-submitting
the prohibitory question to the
people of Kansas should by all means
vote for Col. Moonlight for governor,
and for anti-prohibition candidates for
Wednesday morning revealed a clear
sky and balmy air and hundreds of ve
hicles on the road to Abilene well filled
with the friends of "Our Tom" and
those who addressed them, who, like
him, are standing on a platform bold In
the defense of the liberties ot tne peo
ple; scathing in its rebukes to those
who would enslave them, and grand in
its utterances of truth, justice and
The committee appointed by tls
Moonlight Club of Abilene done their
work well, and labored faithfully to
make tho meeting the grand success
that it was. A commodious stand for
the speakers artistically decorated
with the stars and stripes, and Beats for
three thousand people was prepared,
3 steers, 10 sheep and three calves
were roasted awl 1200 loaves of bread
were served in the large horticultural
hall to feed the people.
The Woodbine band accompanied by
a large delegation was one of the Qrst
to arrive, then the golomon and Enter
prise and other bands each accompanied
by good delegations came in to joiti the
rally. At 2 o'clock Mr. Winfield,
President of the Moonlight Club, called
the large number of people to order and
introduced W. J. Montgomery, of Clay
Center, candidate for State Superinten
dent of Public Instruction. Mr. Mont
gomery's speech was to the point, well
timed and delivered in an earnest,
forcible manner and made him many
friends. Judge Lowe was then intro
duced and made a most favorable im
pression on the large audience who
were anxious to hear our next congress
man from this district and see what
kind of a man he was. The hearty
cheers and smiles of approbation proved
he has an abiding place in their hearts,
and that Joseph G. Lowe will be the
name on the ticket voted by nine-tenths
of the vast throng that listened to his
manly straight forward discourse. As
an orator he has no superior in this
district, and thoroughly posted in the
great vital questions of the day that
interest the masses, that he is an honest,
able and reliable gentleman and would
honor his district, if elected, is acknow
ledged by all.
Moonlight was then introduced and
delivered the ablest and most forcible
speech ever heard in Dickinson county,
delivered in an honest, manly and
sincere manner. Honesty, manliness
and sincerity are the attributes of
"Our Tom." His speech clearly ex
plained the principles of the democratic
party as set forth in the platform
adopted at Leavenworth in August
last. No one that heard him speak,
doubt or question his good faith. He
spoke to an appreciative audience with
candor stamped on every feature,
prompted by a heart that offers no
abiding place for hypocrisy and deceit,
every sentence was pregnant with
truth and carried conviction of princi
ples that are unassailable by those
who stand on the platform of conglom
eration which is planted) with drug
gists permits worked into position
with Probate couit files and form(ed)
as a seine to fish for voters, but is in
habited by a great big cod, and the peo
ple say two years of cod is sufficient.
The meeting adjourned amidst un
bounded enthusiam and loud and pro
longed cheers for the speakers.
In the evening the meeting at the
court house was addressed by Gov.
Glick, W. J. A. Montgomery, Jydge
Lowe and W. D. Kelly. Gov. Glick
made a telling speech as did Lowe and
Montgomery. W. D. Kelly was lis
tened to with the closest attention, and
his arguments eloquently and forcibly
put, he showed the ntter fallacy of the
claim and party chains that the Repub
lican party so arrogantly dictate to
and hold over the colored voters. Mr.
Kelly is a gentleman of ability, an
honor to his race, and would fill the
office of Auditor of State with credit tc
himself and honor to his party. The
court room was packed with people,
hundreds being unable to gain admis
sion. The meetings "Wednesday made many
votes. Truth is mighty and will prevail.
Card to the Public.
Tho feeling with which I retire from
personal contact with the drug business
in the state of Kansas is that of relief
o,wi crvif itmip. vpiipf fmm its close con
finement, its long and tedious days, its
many technicalities, lis unceasing
strain on muscle and mhidj and Kb
peculiar relations to "th"? laws, "of the
This feeling is mingled with that of
gratitude toward the public for their
generous and large-hearted sociability,
fortlieir disposition to observe virtue
rather than faults, ami &r their con
tinuous and liberal patronage. And
now as I have stepped down and opt pf
the "Palace Drug Store," having sold
and delivered my drug interest here to
the firm of Croll & Gulick, I take pleas
lire in recommending my succes
sors to tho ppmmunity as worthy gen
tlemen, well calculated to uiepi tup 46'
mands of their patrons, to discharge
with honesty and uprightness the
duties committed to their trust, and
to become, as it were, in this city a
sturdv oak of strength.
Thanking my customers and friends
for their many fayon in the past, let
me say, I shall forever cherish a lively
recollection of the people of Abilene,
and keep for them a place warm in my
heart and at my hearthstone.
Yours very respectfully,
W. S. Pierce.
Abilen-e, Kans., Sept. 23, 'S6.
To The Pur.Lic: In assuming the
duties and responsibilities of the drug
trade at the Palace Drug Store, we
shall strive to meet the favor of the
people by rendering to each and all
their just dues, by acting in conformity
with the best usages and customs of
the city and by reciprocating as much
as within us lies, the favor of the peo
ple. In making our how tP the public, we
can assure the medical profession as
well as our patrons, that all prescrip
tions will be filled with accuracy and
dispatch, both day and night, as Mr.
Gulick is a graduate of the St. Louis
College of Pharmacy, and in addition
to this has had ten years pf practical
experience in the drug trade.
Croll & Gulick.
Woman's Suffrage Convention.
The National Woman's Suffrage so
ciety, co-operating with the Kansas
Equal Suffrage association, will hold a
convention in Abilene, Kansas, Wed
nesday and Thursday, October 6 and 7.
Miss Susan 3$. Anthony, Mrs. Elizabeth
L. Saxon, Mrs. Clara 33. Colby and
others will be present to participate in
the meetings. Entertainment can be
provided for ladies who send their
names not later than October 1, to Mrs.
MaryM. Bowman, Abilene. All who
are interested in the subject are cordial
ly invited to attend. Papers in the
Fifth District please copy.
abbebe m hot;
A full line new crop Teas, fresh
Roasted Coffees, pure Spices, strong
est tripple extracts.
E C. SAX.
2d st. opp. freight depot,
To give me a call when you are here at
the FAIR, or any other time
and examine my stock of
Silfrere asl Npaclfe,
Repairing promptly attended
to by myself.
CH AS. H. SEILER,
Hope, - - Kansas.
We are walking away with everything in this line.
r Boot and Shoe Room is thronged Daily
With CUSTOMEKS who have learned that the only first class place to buy
their foot wear is at our store, when we sell a customer once they always stay with
us forever afterward, for nowhere can they find such goods for the money as we
offer, we guarantee every Shoe we sell to turn out as represented. Our Boot and
Shoe trade has increased threefold in the past year and we are now doing a Boot
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ami PUUtJ JJ usilis&s aeuunu. tu jjamj. xaj. iux oud. iic a,ixy ct atuuiv tiiao uaniiui uc
K-mnaKRP.rl in Kansas, and buvine our soods in such larsre ouantities. and buvinsr
only direct from the factories we can afford to sell Shoes at about the prices that
small dealers pay Jobbers for them. Our new goods are nearly' all in this season
and our stock is now complete in every respect.
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piled up in our store for the fall trade, and not a shabby Shoe in the house, every
Shoe made for good honest wear and will give good satisfaction. We make Child
rens School Shoes a specialty and sell enormous quantities of them. We quote
no prices as we prefer our customers to see the goods first. But we say this, that
we guarantee to show you just what you want, give you a good fit and save you
from 10 to 20 per cent on any kind of Boots and Shoes made. Come and see for
ew Stock of Clothing
FALL AND WINTER TRADE.
$10,000 $10-000 $10,000
worth of new goods just received. Our large Clothing room is now full
of new and stylish suits and everybody who needs any Clothing should
go right to headquarters, and find what they want at their own prices
We have got too many goods this season,
And the Oniy Way to Move Them is to Sell Them Cheap.
We are doing this in every sense 01 the word, and our many custom
ers find an immense stock to select from, and prices way below anything
ever seen before,
Everybody is Surprised to see how cheap we are self
Fine Clothing this: Season.
Nobody can afford to buy Clothing at - any other
house if they desire to save money.
L. H. ITA.XJLK3NTER & CO.
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