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ABILENE, DICKINSON COUNTY, KANSAS, MAY 10, 1888.
We want all the
-wis cjji-jsr o-jET,
' At as Favorable a Rate of Interest
as can be obtained elsewhere.
t SCall on us before you make your Loan.5
Office up-stairs over Citizens Bank.
x M en 15, Sc,-
The Illinois delegation is
Walter Qninton Gresliam. '
Tlmrfl seems to be a creat deal
Blaine thunder all around the sky, hut
we shall not he disappointed if we have
a Gresliam storm.
As the discussion on the Mills Tariff
Bill pioceeds, it is very evident that it
will not pass even the Democratic
House without very material modifica
tions. Professor Loisetle should exihit his
memory culture device at the White
House. Perhaps he could make Grover
recall that anti-second-term letter of
acceptance he wrote four years ago.
The Topeka Capital praises extrava
pantly Senator Infills' "few remarks.'
The making of Major Hudson chair-
mnn nf the Shawnee county delegation
to Wichita seems to have softened his
feelings toward the fiery Kansas Sena
tor. Sam Jones is telling the people down
in Georgia that if they "don't divide
the Democratic party pretty soon the
devil will get the whole lump." Mr.
Jones is rapidly developing the attri
butes for a great and farseeing states
man. The Russell Record thinks that the
late bountiful rains were brought about
by the prayers offered in that city. If
this is so, the Russellites can make
more money by traveling about the
country as rain inducers than they can
by staying at home.
The southern brigadiers from the
House turned out enmasse to hear
Senator Ingalls on Tuesday. The
southern members are great admirers
of Mr. Ingalls, and most of them de
spise the class of Northern Democrats
like Yoorhees who grovel at their feet.
The tariff question, when boiled down
to Plain, every day facts, is simply a
questfon of labor. If American manu
facturers can cut down their pay rolls
to European rates they can manufacture
as cheaply as th? manufacturers of
Europe. This is the simple truth,
cleared of all economic fustian-
The Kansas Farmer comes out this
week jubilant over its twenty-fifth an
niversary. For a quarter of a century
it has stood by Kansas and has in
creased in value, in size and in its num
ber of friends with every succeeding
volume. For full crop reports and live
discussion of agricultural topics, com
mend us to the Farmer.
A bill, which was introduced by Mr.
Paddock, of Nebraska, and which has
been recommended by the Senate com
mittee on pubilic buildings and grounds
and is now on the Senate calendar,
provides for the erection of a public
building not to exceed $25,000 in cost
in every town where the postoflice gross
receipts have amounted to $3,003 an
nually for three years. This will give
Abilene a public building should this
became a law.
The Democratic State convention of
Connecticut endorsed Grover Cleve
land's message, and resolved iu favor
of "free tobacco." On the same day
the Iowa Democratic State convention
endorsed Mr. Cleveland's message and
resolved against "free tobacco." Such
is the "changeable'' coloring which
that message presents when viewed
through Democratic lenses, effected by
New England manufactures and by
unobstructed western sunlight.
Just '.at this time, when a Democratic
almin&tration is seeking to ape Eng
land, and destroy the system which has
broujbfcso much prosperity. uuder the
wisefeCatesmanship of Republican rule,
German admits the wisdom of the
past and seeks tofemulate it. Prince
Bismarck in his speech to the Reich
Because it is my deliberate judgment
that the prosperity of America is main
ly due to its system of protective laws,
I urge that Germany has now reached
that point where it is necessary to imi
tate the tariff system of ihe United
The New Chief Justice.
The appointment of a chief justice is
an important event in tue jsauon s
life. In all the hundred and twelve
years that the United States has exist
ed but nine men have held the position.
Now that Presfdent Cleveland has
stopped the gossip and questionings of
the country by making an appointment,
all will breathe easier.
The country had a right to expect
and demand a careful and wise selec
tion for tliis position of high trust. If
we can judge from the eastern dis
patches such a selection has been
Melville W. Puller, not only had the
support of the Democratic members of
Congress from his State, Illinois, but
was heartily endorsed bv the two Be-
publican Senators as well. This speaks
much in praise of his competency.
We are glad that a man, noted not
for political prowess or factional rant
ing but for judicial competency, was
chosen. That he will be at once con
firmed by the Senate there can be no
doubt, and when he enters upon his
duties at the October term it will be
with the good wishes of our whole peo
ple. He will be the highest judicial
officer, not of any party but of the
The General Conference of the Meth
odist church is in session in New York
city. Delegates are in attendance
from all parts of the country. Some
of the subjects to come before the Con
ference are the propriety of extending
the pastoral term, the licensing of
women as regular preachers, the sub
ject of temperance, etc. The length
ening of the pastoral term, whose max
imum is three years, has been under
discussion in the denomination for
years. Many iulluential ministers are
strongly in favor of extension, especi
ally in certain cit fields, where it is
felt that Methodist pastors have not
always the same opportunity for build
ing up charges enjoyed by their minis
terial brethren in other denominations.
The feeliug may result in making four
or five years the limit,and leave the rule
the same in regard to the one-year
pastorate as at present, and yet no
action may bo taken.
According to the returns of the town
ship assessors of this State, there were
in Kansas on the first day of March,
18S3. 1,200.000 sheep. From the same
source we learn that on the 1st day of
March, 1SS7, there were less than half
that number. The tariff bill of 1SS3
reduced the duty on wool 20 per cent,
and it has had the effect in five yeais
of destroying one-half of the wool grow
ing industry of the State. Notwith
standing this fact, the farmer of Kan
sas pays just about as much for his
woolen goods today as in 1SS3. The
only difference is that prior to 1SS3 he
paid his neighboring farmer a good
price for the wool which grew on the
backs of over 600,000 sheep, which
have since gone to the slaughter, while
now he pays the same amount of mon
ey to some foreign manufacturer, and
the farmers who were engaged in rais
ing these 600,000 sheep have had their
business wholly destroyed and are now
engaged in other branches of farming
which bring them in direct competition
.with all the farmers of the State. If
"the Democratic Mills Tariff Bill should
by any accident become a, law, the
other 600,000 sheep ef Kansas will go
and the industry.be completely swept
out of existence. Such is the effect of
the' free-lrade'"doctrines" of Grover
Bid You Observe? ;
Did you observe how Dan Yoorhees
wiped up the floor with the Kansas
statesman? Abilene Gazette.
Yes, we observed. Yoorhees un
doubtedly dfd the wipe act inhismost
graceful manner, but he is laid up for
repairs while Ingalls is universally
given credit for having completely
"barked" the "Tall Sycamore of the
Wabash." Yoorhees will be more
careful who he takes to "wipe" next
time. The exercise is too too kind of
robust, you know. .Wichita Journal.
The Kansas Farmer, Tuesday, re
ceived special reports from eighty
counties in the state, showing the
condition of crops and stock. April
was colder than usual all over the state,
and kept back the grasses, leaving
stock to hold out at least two weeks
longer on short feed, but no losses are
reported. Cattle are now on pastures,
tame or wild, and are doing well; they
are generally thin but in good health.
Losses from exposure during the win
ter were too small to note in a general
summary. A largely increased acreage
of oats and wheat is reported and both
crops are growing vigorously. Wheat
was never in better condition at this
time in the year. It is unfortunate
that the acreage is not larger. Chinch
bugs are Uyfhg,in some places,but they
are not feared weather too wet for
them. Corn is nearly all planted, and
cultivators have been in the fields a
week in the southern couuties. In a
few localities rain is needed, but quite
generally over the state the ground is
well moirtened, working easily, nxnl all
manner of vegetation growing well.
Apple prospects are good. Pears and
chprries and small fruits promise well.
Peaches will be almost a total failure.
Hon. J. 11. Burton, of Abilene, as
serts that the published surmises that
he is about to leave Kansas have only
the slight foundation that he has made
some investments in Colorado, ne
says that he expects to live, die and be
buried in Kansas: the two latter events
to occur sometime in A. D. 19SS, at
which time the public places in Kan
sas will be closed to do honor to his bu
rial day. Commonwealth.
The Republican National Convention
will be composed of S22 delegates, as
District of Columbia Delegates.
It will require 412 to nominate
Our Democratic friends evince a
great deal of enthusiasm in this county
in holding their conventions. The del
egates elected will have a little sport,
and probably lie able to see the sights
of St. Louis in June, but the weight of
a vote from a Kansas Democrat in the
final round-up next fall promises to be
h nn- mo v an i
The average free trader never men
tions the fact that free trade England's
debt is three times greater than ours.
Neither does he allude to the other fact
a billion dollars of our present public
debt is due to a war begun to establish
a government on the basis of free trade
and African slavery. It is protection
against these evils that the people want.
The Cattlemen's Association of
Texas is after Chairman Mills with a
sharp stick. In a series of resolutions
they declare that "if Mr. Mills persists
in and urges the proposed removal of
the duty on wool and hides, it is the
sense of this Association that he abdi
cate his seat, and hereafter we will with
hold our support at the ballot box and
elsewhere." This sort of talk from his
own constituents is not likely to quiet
the Cobden Club devotee in Texas who
has gladdened the hearts of English free
traders whose longing gaze has been
upon American home markets lo! these
many years, by giving fresh utterance
to their sophistical arguments. The
cattlemen of Texas are not to be hood
winked in that way.
The Farmers' Trust convention,
which met Tuesday in Topeka, was a
monster affair, if measured by the
newspaper accounts of it. The pro
ducers, not of Kansas alone, but of all
the western and northwestern states,
are to unite in an effort to control
prices of farm produce. The difficulty
will be found in inducing harmonious
action. It is almost an axiom that any
class of men will unite except the
farmers. If they will unite and act in
concert, they can dictate their own
terms. The convention chose the fol
lowing officers for the permanent or
ganization: President, ex-Governor
David Butler, of Nebraska; Yice-Pres-ident,
Cleveland Moulton, of Missouri;
Secretary, J. B. Ferguson, of Kansas.
It does not seem -possible that any
one can fail to see throngMhe pretence
of George William Curtis in Harpers
Weekly of having become aware at this
late day that Cleveland's Civil Service
Reform professions were made to catch
voters, like himself, anxious to betray
their party for its lack of appreciation
of transcendent merit as embodied in
themselves. No longer of any use to
him, and doubtless fatigued by the
egotism of his Mugwump support,
Cleveland has discarded the mask and
discovered himself as a free-trade,
southern-rights Democrat. Now Curtis
comes crawling back from his unholy
alliance, pretending to have been de
ceived. Had he received the consider
ation he thought himself entitled to,
on account of his great condescension,
he would have remained conveniently
blind and still shouting for Cleveland
and reform. This is understood by all
who know the "Hadji" well.
The Chicago Delegates.
The Clay Center convention yester
day saw fit to select Hon. B. n. Mc
Echron and II. D. Baker to represent
the Fifth District at the Chicago con
vention. Against the Hon. B. II. McEchron.
the delegate to Chicago, and the two
geutlemen elected as alternates, we
have nothing to say. They are all
honorable gentlemen, and will repre
sent the State of Kansas in Chicago
with credit, but for the pusillanimous
political parasite from Salina, and the
machine which imposed such an un
savory character upon the people of
this District, we have the most pro
There is probably no citizen of the
State who makes any pretention to
political respectability, who has caused
himself to be more thoroughly despised
by all respectable citizens, than this
same man Baker, who was yesterday
rewarded by the machine of this Dis
trict for his political treachery.
The price paid two months ago was
far too great for the value receiyed,
and the machine which procured this
political charlatan to betray a trust
which had been reposed in him by the
Republican party of this District should
have had the common sense to plead a
total failure of consideration when
Baker demanded that the machine
should carry out its contract with him
to send him to Chicago for his villainy,
and it should have had the common de
cency not to inflict such a burden upon
the Republican party of this District.
A man who is so thoroughly hated in
his own county, that before a conven
tion consisting of 108 delegates, he can
only muster 15 votes who favor his
nomination as a delegate to Chicago, is
hardly the kind of a man that the Re
publicans of the Fifth District ought
to present before the people of this
State as a representative of the party,
and we believe that it will not only
cause a blush of shame on the face of
every honest Republican, but we be
lieve that by this act, the Republican
ticket in this District will lose a great
When it is once known that political
treachery is to be rewarded by the ma
chine of the Republican party there is
very great danger that Republicanism
will become odious to the people.
There are still a few individuals in
this State who are trying to maintain
a distinct political party, whose princi
pal tenet shall be prohibition.
The Republican party, at all stages
of its history, has responded to pro
gressive public sentiment. During the
past twelve years, in this State, that
party has labored steadily and success
fully to make prohibition an established
fact. The Republican party submitted
the prohibitory amendment to a vote
of the people, aud Republican votes
adopted it. Since that time the Re
publicans in the legislature, with a few
exceptions, have done their best to
place upon the statute books measun s
which embodied well-digested and
practical methods of enforcing prohibi
tion. In so doing, they have encount
ered fierce opposition. The Democrat
ic minority has, at all times, been
against them; a powerful lobby of sa
loon men have hung around the capital;
at one time a Democratic governor has
been against them; and they have been
beset by foes in their own household.
But in the face of all this they have
persevered, and prohibition is practic
ally a success under their administra
tion. What then have Republican pro
hibitionists to gain by stabbing the
party which has done so much for the
ause of prohibition?
The Democratic party which held its
convention iu Abilene today has noth
ing to recommend it to public favor.
It has done nothing for a quarter of a
century which would recommend it to
any intelligent and progressive people.
It is not necessary to go over the de
tails of the Democratic idea3 during the
period since 1860. During all this time
the Republican paity has represented
liberty, freedom, progress, faith in the
Nation, and is striving always forsome
thing higher and better. The Demo
crat looks with regret upon the action
of his party. It has ever been the
party of inactivity arjd incapacity. It
has.never takqn.an affirmative stand in
the interest of human liberty and hu
man progress, but in the language of a
distinguished statesman of Illinois:
"In this generation it "has never won
a battle oh principle, and its record has
been found, not in the bright pages of
legislation for-the public good, but in
the political cemetery where its propo
sitions have been buried by the consid
erate judgment of the American people,
while the great acts of legislation and
the performances of the Republican
party are but the mile stones in the
triumphal fnarch of the:progress of the
Nation." Just why the young man
with a future before him in the political
world should desire to cast his lot with
a party of such a record we are at a loss
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria
ForSale hjBXKSxs & NoBTHCBAFrt
To E. M. Konr, of the State of Pennsylvania.
YOU will tafce notice that vou have been sued
in the Justice's court, before John P. Qulnn,
a Justice of the Peace in the city ot Abilene, in
Dickinson connty. State of Kansas, by Levi S.
Kreider, byfilin? in said court his Bill of Partic
ulars on April 20, 18s8. praying for a Judgment
acalnst yon, the said defendant, in the sum of
Seventy-Five Dollars, with interest thereon at
the rate of seven (7) per cent, per annum from
the 2Sth day of January. 1SS8, and costs of suit;
That an order of garnishment va3 issued on Ben
jamin Palm, of Abilene, Kansas, for the amount
prayed for, whereupon money belonging to you
was found In the hands of said garnishee. That
said cause is set for hearing at nine (9) o'clock a.
m., on the SMtn day of May, A.D. 18S8; that tou
are required to answer said Bill of Particulars on
or before the 24th day of May, 18SS. or Jndgment
will be rendered against you, the said defendant,
in favor of the said plaintiff in the sum ot Seen-ty-Fie
Dollars, with interest thereon at the rate
of seven (7) per cent, per annum from the 2Sth
day of January, A. D 18S3, and costs of suit.
LEVI S. KREIDER.
S. S. Smith, his Attorney. 35-3
STATE OP KAXSAS, ...
Dickinson Countv, S3
Ofilcc of County Clerk,
April 16, 188S.
NOTICE is hereby given, that on the 12th day
of April, 1888, a petition signed by August
llenqnenet and 16 other householders, was pre
sented to the board of county commissioners of
the county aforesaid praying for the es
tablishing of a certain road, described as follows,
Beginning at the east terminus of Broadway,
in the city of Hope, Dickinson county, Kansas
running east 1600 feet, thence north 180 feet on
Uenquenet's south-east quarter of section 2,
township 1G, range 3 east of the 6th principal me
ridian, thence around the west branch of Lyons
creek in such manner as viewers may in their
judgment decide will make the best road and the
most convenient for the traeling public, to east
section line cf above described section.
Whereuron, said Board of County Commis
sioners appointed the following named persons,
viz: W. U. Furguson, A. P Kandt and H. Mc
Laren as viewers, w ith instructions to meet, in
conjunction with the County Suneyor, at the
place of beginning, in Hope township, on Thurs
day, the KtU day of May, A. D. 18S8, and proceed
to view e-aid road and give all parties a hearing.
By order of the
seal Board op Codntt Cohmissionehs
M. II. Bert, County Clerk. 34-6t
STATE OF KANSAS,)
Dickinson CoHnty. f
Office of Connty Clerk,
April 1C, 18S8.
VTOTICE is hereby given, tnat on the 12th dav
JL of April, 1838, a petition signed by J. H.
Bert and fifteen other householders was present
ed to the Bonrd of County Commissioners of the
county aforesaid, praying for the opening of a
certain road, described as follows, viz:
Commencing at the northwest corner of section
30, town 11, range 3. east of the 6th P. M., thence
running south on section line one mile and Inter
secting road 'o. 101.
Whereupon, said Board of County Commission
ers appointed the .following-named persons, viz:
Titos. Perry, Wm. Free and Warren Clapp as
viewers, with instructions to meet, in conjunction
with the County Surveyor, at the pi ice of begin
ning. In Sherman township, on Tuesday, the 15th
(I iy of May, A. D. 1SS8, and proceed to view said
road, and give to all parties a hearing.
By Order of the
seal Board op Cocntt Commissioners.
M. II. Bert, County Clerk. 3i-6t
UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF AN ORDER OF
sale Issued by the clerk of the District Court
of Dickinson county. State of Kansas, in a can3e
pending therein, wherein, I. S. Hallam & F. L.
P.irker, partners as Hallam it Parker, are plain
tiffs, and William J. Russell, Sallic F. Russell.
Hiland Southwortli and John P. Agnew, are de
fendants. I will, on
Monday, May 14th, A. D., 1888.
at tne front dcor of th9 court house. In the city of
Abilene, county of Dickinson, State of Kansas, at
10 o'clock, a. m., of said day sell to the
highest bidder for cash, the following de
scribed real ettatc to-wit: Lots No. four and five
(4 and 5), in block ten (10), lnKuncy & Hodge's
addition to the city of Abilene in Dickinson
county. State of Kansas. Subject to a mortgage
lien of SSO0 with interest at the rate of 12 per cent
per annum from May 1st, 1837.
The said real estate will be sold pursuant to the
judgement of the court In said cause recited in
said Order of sale.
Witness my hand this 11th day of April, A.D.1868.
D. W. NAILL,
33-5t Sheriff of Dickinson county, Kansas.
UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF AN ORDER
of sale Issued by the clerk ot the District
Court of Dickinson county, State or Kansas, in a
cause pending therein, wherein C. H. Lebold is
plaintiff, and Dald R. McCurday, Hiram McCur.
day, Clementina McCurday. George A. Niles,
Mira Nlles, are defendants. I will on
Monday, June 4th, A. D. 1888,
at the front door of the court house, in the city
of Abilene, county of Dickinson, State of Kansas,
at 10 o'clock a.m. ot said day sell to the highest
bidder for cash, the following real estate to-wlt:
Lot No. twenty-five (2T), In Lebold's addition to
the city of Abilene, in Dickinson county, State of
Kansas. The said real estate will be sold pursu
ant to the Judgment of the court in said cause re
cited in said order of sale.
Witness my hand this 3d day of May A. D.
18SS. D.W. NAILL,
36-5t Sheriff of Dickinson county, Kansas.
STATE OF KANS S,
Badzer Lumber Company vs. Hiram McCurday,
By virtue Qf an Execution to me directed and
delhered, lssnedout of the Eighth Judicial Dis
trict fourt of the State of Kansas, sitting In and
for Dickinson county, in said State, I will, on
Monday, June 4th, A. D. 1888.
between the hours of 10 o'clock a. m. and 2 o'clock
p. m. of said day, at the court, house door In Abi
lene, in the connty and State aforesaid, offer for
public sale and sell to the highest bidder, for cash
in hand, all the right, title and interest of the
above named defendant, in and to the following
described real estate to-wiu Lot No. seventy -two
(72) on Buckeye avenue In Southwlck and
Augustine's addition to the city of Abilene. Sub
ject to a mortgage of $300. Said property levied
on and to be sold as the property of the above
named defendant. D. W. NAILL, Sheriff.
Sheriff's office, Dickinson county, Kas. 36-5t
Notice of Appointment.
STATE OF KANSAS, I
Dickinson County. f"
In the matter of the estate of Albert H. Pratt,
late of Dickinson connty, Kansas.
NOTICE k hereby given, that on the day
of April A. D. 1SS8, the undersigned was by
the Probate Court ot Dickinson county, Kansas,
duly appointed and quatifled as administratrix of
the estate of Albert II. Pratt, late ot Dickinson
connty, deceased. All parties interested In said
estate will take notice and govern themselves ac
cordingly. LUCY J. PRATT,
Notice of Final Settlement.
Court of Dickinson Covatj,
In the matter of the estate of Jacob Marts, de
ceased. Notice is hereby given that the undertlgaed
Administrator of the estate of Jacob Mart, da
ceased, will make final settlement of said estate
In the Probate Court of Dlcktaf on connty. Kan
sas, on Monday, the 9th day of July, A. D. 1888.
AH parsons Interested will govern themselves
accordingly. JACOB S- MARTS,
Rebecca Wilkinson, ot Brownsvalley, Ind.
says: "I had been In a distressed condition for
three years from Nervousness, Weakness of the
Stomach, Dyspepsia and Indigestion until my
health was gone. I had been doctoring constant
ly with no relief. I bought one bottle of South
American Nervine, which done me more good
than any S50 worth of doctoring I ever did In my
life. I would advise every weakly person to nee
this valuable and lovely remedy ; a few bottles of
it has cured me completely. I consider It the
grandest medicine in the world."- A trial bottle
will convince you. Price 15 cents $1.25. Sold by
J. 31. Glelssner, druggist, Abilene.
A Remarkable Showing for B. B. B.
Against Other Remedies.
PCtNax Co., Ai'Til 29, 1887.
I have been sneering for mostthlrty years with
an Uchlhg and burning all over my face and body.
1 tonk eighteen bottled of one blood medicine and
it did me no sood. I commenced last January to
use B. B. B., and after nsing five, bottles I felt bet
ter and stouter than IJiave in. thirty years, my
health is better and 1 weigh more than I ever did.
The itching has nearly ceased, and I amconMent
that a law more bottles of B. B. B. will cure me en
tirely. I am sixty-two years old and can now do a
good day's work in my field. I consider It the oet
medicine I have ever seen, for it certainly did me
more good than all the medicine I have ever takes.
I bad, in all, nearly a hundr&1 rislnga on ray face,
neck and body, Jaxtc Pixrxm5.
BERRY, BERRY k (0.'S
Can show you an immense stock of
DRESS GOODS IN LATEST STYLES,
Ginghams, calicoes and all kinds of
fancy notions in abundance.
We have just received a new stock of
from S4.00 to 25.00. At least 20 per cent,
less than they can be bought at
any other store in Dick
BOOTS AND SHOES!
A new and large stock Justin.
Our line is complete and we sell lower
than any house in Dickinson county. Look
at these prices:
21 lbs. prunes .... $1,00
13 lbs. granulated sugar - - $1.00
5 packages Arbuckle's, Dilworth's
Lyons or any other coffee in the"
market, for not exceeding - - $1.00
WE GUARANTEE EVERY WORD WE SAY!
Customers treated fairly !
No. 202 Cedar Street.
BERRY. RERRI h CO.
SEE THE WORLD RENOWNED
WALTER A. WOOD
They are the Lightest Draft
and Simplest Binders
in the Market.
For thirty days, at the
Double-Deck Boot and Shoe
Store. To reduce my stock for the arrival of
SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS.
T. C. McINERNEY.
Cash Paid For Hides and Furs,
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