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ABILENE, DICKINSON COUNTY, KANSAS, MAY 17, 1888.
We want all the
"WIS OA-IET QET,
" At as Favorable a Rate of Interest
as can be obtained elsewhere.
BSCall on us before you make your Loan.gs
The Abilene Mortgage Co.
Office up-stairs over Citizens Bank.
Mch 15, 'SS,-ly
Kansas has 700,000 cows, and yet the
average paragrapher believes it is nec
essary to water thp milk.
Hon. Thomas Ryan was renominated
by acclamation in the Fourth Congress
ional district Tuesday. 2Jever weie
the Republican ranks more harmonious
than at present.
Judge Walter Quinton Gresham car
ries around in various parts of his per
son five Democratic bullets, that were
fired into him during the war, as trib
utes to his loyalty.
The Anarchist organ in Chicago, The
Alarm, got down to thirteen subscrib
ers before it let go. One more legal
hanging would make the law pretty
generally respected in that city.
The Gazette, one of Rohrer's papers
at Abilene., advocates a revision of the
tariff, while the other one, the Chron
icle, preaches protection. The Chron
icle is the Mr. Hyde part of the layout.
The lively shaking up given the
grave and reverend seigniors of the U.
S. Senate, by Mr. Ingalls, last week,
gave them an appetite for business.
Thedayafter they passed 10o indi
vidual pension bills in sixty-live min
utes. Of the 4,000 emigrants landed at Cas
tle Garden on the 1st instant, not over
5,800 were suspected of being socialists
or anarchists, and this is considered a
great gain. The others simply wanted
to be office-holders as soon as possible,
We believe there is a law in this
country making it a criminal offense to
attempt suicide. Senator Voorhees
should be warned of this before he
again throws himself into the teeth of
a buzz-saw as he proposes to do next
Thursday. There will not be even
pieces left, if Ingalls gets another
chance at him.
The dispatches of yesterday say that
Jefferson Davis has been invited to lay
the corner-stone of a confederate mon
ument at Jackson and that the old
rebel ''expressed great willingness and a
desire to be present." We can mention
about 5fty million people who would
have a "great willingness" to see the
corner stone of Jeff's monument laid.
The Topeka G. A. R. has invited
Joseph Fifer, the gubernatorial nomi
nee of the Illinois Republicans, and
Col. T. W. Higginson, the famous his
torian and writer, to speak in that city.
The lormer will probably be there on
Memorial day. The latter delivers the
address at the State University on com
mencement day, and may then come to
Gresham can cany Indiana. Xeither
Democrat nor Republican doubts that.
Even if New York should go Democrat
ic the Republicans would win if they
should carry New Jersey or Connecti
cut in addition to Indiana. With
William Walter Phelps for second
place on the ticket, New Jersey's elec
toral vote would be safe for the Re
publican party. Joseph R. Hawley
for Vice-President would win over
Connecticut to the Republicans withou
Senator Ingalls laughed when he
read of the Kansas City attack upon
his record during the war. "It's too
much to ask me to dignify such stuff
by a denial," said he. "The only com
plaint made against me at that period
was that I was too radical. I went to
the territory a John Brown Abolition
ist, and in the struggles there I occu
pied an advanced position on the skir
mish line. We had no such thing as a
Democratic party in those days and
naturally the Republicans were split up
into factions. In those fights I was
against Lane and was an ultra-radical.
I am proud of my past in the history of
Kansas, and fabrications of any sort
about it do not worry me. The Kan
sas Republican convention indorsed me
for President. They know my position,
and that is all the answer I have to
make to the inventions of the opposi
The action of the General Confer
ence of the Methodist church in stilling
the voices of the lady delegates sent by
the various State Conferences is a
peculiar one. It will be widely criti
cised by thinkers all over the land.
Not only is such action vulnerable up
on the ground that the tendency of the
age is toward the elevation of woman,
but because it exhibits an ungrateful
spirit wiiich the church should be the
last to show. In all ages and all lands
the church has received a large pro
portion of its members and its converts
from the feminine sex. The nature of
woman is peculiarly adapted to the in
fluences of religion and from remotest
times to today, she has been the lead
ing factor in the church work, both on
account of her zeal and her numbers.
That, in the face of this fact, the
ministers of the Methodist church, the
most indebted to woman of all churches,
should refuse fairly elected delegates a
place in the council because they were
ladies, shows a conservatism not to be
expected. It has been the argument
of infidels that conservatism was the
bane of religious orders. Such actions,
while not proving the proposition,
strengthen the force of the agnostic ar
guments. The enemies of the church will be
quick to take advantage of the occasion
and we may expect to hear long-winded
orations upon the mediaeval policies of
Conservatism is of ten best and safest;
but conservatism in some matters may
be set down to pure obstinacy. One
lady delegate rose in her seat the other
day and in spite of the chairman's
effort to quiet her, bade the Conference
adieu in these words: "I have an uncle
who had never used coffee and so he
never would because it was new-fashioned.
He has good stuff for bishops
in his makeup."'
The age demands the recognition of
wToman and the church dependent upon
woman for its existence should have
been the first to grant her her rights:
for that in the end it will be compelled
to do so there can be no shadow of
doubt. Conservatism must yield to
the spirit of the age.
The time-worn fling at girls' com
mencement dresses and liquid syllabled
essays has started on its annual round.
Its companion, that the future-great
men are to be found near the foot of
the college classes, may be expected
any day. Roih are unnecessary and the
latter is libelous. The girls have aright
to be proud of their appearance before
the public, and we should criticise tbem
severely if they were not well prepared.
And the boys who will succeed in the
future are succeeding now. The idea
that it takes a wild youth to make a
smart man has too often been refuted
by example to need elaborating. Give
the boys and girls a chance.
There are a great many political
prophets who claim to be able to fore
tell the result of the election in next
November with exact certainty. The
result, however, is sufficiently in doubt
to call forth the following prognosti
cations from the New York World
The result of the election will depend
upon the four States of New York,
New Jersey, Connecticut and Indiana.
Four vears ago all these States were
carried by the Democrats. Last fall
all of them, except New York, -were
carried by the Republicans. The con
test, in a nutshell, therefore, is to re
cover these doubtful States that are
essential to Democratic success, and to
hold New York. In 1884 all these
doubtful States were carried by the
Democrats in face of the lingering
doubt of timid business men as to the
trustworthiness of that party. That
three of these States were lost after
three years' demonstration of the
groundlessness of these fears, shows
that the task before the Democratic
leaders is not without difficulty and
With the issue thus presented some
Republicans will be tempted to vote
for the Democratic idea, and no doubt
an appeal will be made to protectionist
Democrats to support the Republican
candidate. It will thus be an impor-
Itant, instructive and exciting campaign,
with the inue by no means certain.
The Cattle Pool Again.
The charge made by Senators Plumb
and Vest that there is a merciless "cat
tle syndicate" in Chicago and Kansas
City, which virtually controls the price
of every carload of cattle that reaches
the market, has caused the Chicago
papers to deny the existence of such a
'; syndicate. " After demonstrating
that while beef at wholesale and retail
lias been raised from one to two cents
per pound nearly qr quite over the
United States in the last sixty days, at
the same time prime corn fed cattle are
selling in Chicago at one-half cent per
pound (live weight) lower, a corres
pondent of the Tribune says:
The price of cattle to the producers
has been reduced in the last three years
50 per ceut., while the cost of beef to
the consumers has remained the same;
in fact, in many localities was actuallj
higher. Just now there is a great deal
said about the many evils of "pools,'
'"trusts," and "combines" as affecting
the trade of the country. To my mind
the "cattle-slaughterers' pool," headed
by Phil Armour and Swift of Chicago,
is the most infamous tyranny that evei
existed in the United States. Undei
the influence of this "combination" the
price of cattle has declined unneces
sarily and destructively, I feel &afe in
saying that on every steer raised in In
diana or Illinois for the last three year.
the market value has been reduced not
less than $8 to S10 per head. Thi?
"combine" has gone on step by step,
from time to time, until it can and does
fix the prices of our cattle just as
though it was the sole owner. Not
content with robbing us of our hard
earnings it practically deprives us of
our liberty to sell our own cattle, as the
"commission man" stands back to back
with Swift's and Armour's agents.
Like the old Roman soothsayers, they
can not look each other in the face
without laughing. Should you under
take to sell your own cattle and follow
them into the yards for that purpose,
the first question you are asked is,
"Who handles your cattle?" by one ol
these purchasing agents. Your an
swer, "lam looking after that little
matter myself." He runs away at.
though he had come in contact with a
"leper," and the result is your cattle
are "left over" to eat hay at $30 pei
ton and corn at $1.25 per bushel and
shrink on your hands for a day or two,
until you are compelled to employ a
"commission man" to sell your cattle
at 25 to 50 cents per 100 pounds less than
the market value, adding insult to in
jury by telling you your cattle are
"stale, bony and coarse," and not what
he really icants (?) and would not buy
them, but feels as though he wants to
"help me out." And thus it is you
are robbed of the products of your hon
est three years' hard toil and made to
contribute to the making of a few mil
lionaires and millions of pauper farm
ers. 33ut you say, "It is idle to charge
the shrinkage in selling values upon
the dressed-beef men," and attempt to
account for the decline in the value of
beef cattle in the past few years by tell
ing us "the reduction is no greater per
cent than that whicli has occurred in
the price of wheat and flour, and both
appear due to the same cause namely:
a large increase in the production as
compared with the demand." Not so.
The conditions are widely different.
The increased production of beef is
barely commensurate with the increase
in our population, and would not de
crease in value under a just system of
the natural law of trade. So, too, the
decline in the value of wheat and flour
(not so great as beef) can be accounted
for on the ground of a large increase of
production over the increase of our
population. And a few years ago Eng
land was our best customer for wheat,
until, in self-defense, that country
bought a controlling interest in the
Suez Canal, subsidized and built rail
ways into the vast plains of India, and
with cheap rail and short water route
at hand put our wheat raisers into com
petition with Asiatic labor at daily
wages of five cents per day. The farm
industry in our country has for years
contributed three-fourths of this coun
try's exports, and is selling at this time
food and raw material at prices which
the labor of Europe can pay, and those
pcices paid for our farmers' surplus
have fixed the price for which he must
sell in the home market.
In conclusion, I have only to say that
farmers and cattle-raisers have reached
a point in our history that if there is
not some remedy or redress for us
against the monopolistic greed as seen
in "pools." "trusts" and "combines"
of all kinds around us, we have only
left to us poverty, and the farm labor
er, like the "patient ass," bearing his
burden under "kicks and blows," and
turned on the street to feed on "dog
fennel" aud "cockle-burs."
A human and merciful man is even
merciful to his beasts,and surely a Gov
ernment should not be less to its citi
zens. Score one for Abilene.
Mr. W. W, Mason, cashier of the
Limerick National Bank, who lately
spent a few days in this city, writes to
eastern papers saying that he is well
pleased with this section; that the
people are full of life and business ac
tivity and have one of the prettiest
towns in the State. He reiterates
Horace Greeley's advice to young men.
The practice of rotation applied to
the representation of a State in Con
gress is a vicious one. When a Con
gressman displays aptitude, courage,
and strength, he should'not be restrict
ed by a cast iron rule to one,two, three,
or even a half dozen terms. The policy
of continuing our present exceptionally
able delegation in the House of Repre
sentatives at Washington for another
term must commend itself to sensible
men throughout the State, and its re
turn to the next Congress by increased
majorities can be safely predicted.
The government crop report just
issued places Kansas at the top of the
list of wheat states for 1SSS.
Ingalls and His Record.
In view of the attempt being made
by the mossback Democratic press to
lighten the force of the villainous
record which has been shown to belong
to Senator Voorhees' past by traducing
Senator Ingalls, the following from the
Ottawa Republican, is particularly
applicable: When the Democracy
meets a foe it cannot resist, it seeks to
impair its force by impeachment.
Singularly enough whom they would
destroy they make Democrats. Logan
was assailed, and a most malignant
war was waged to prove him unworthy
of confidence and belief because he
was once a Democrat, and as such
naturally against the Union. If these
allegations had been sustained it would
only have proven Mr. Logan once, long
in the past, as bad as his accusers were
then, and had consistently continued
to be. It would have shown Logan's
patriotism and devotion to country in
a still stronger light for his having
broken away from his treasonable
Democratic associations. But they
never connected the tongue of Logan
with a disloyal utterance.
In like manner now that Senator In
galls has drawn the mask and disclosed
the old copper-head den, they propose
to impeach his reputation and break
his force by showing that Ingalls was
as wanting in loyalty and courage as
themselves in the supreme hour of con
flict. An emissary has beon sent to
Kansas who has collected and collated
all of record or of gossip which can be
used to show that Ingalls was once as
bad as Voorhees has always been.
That Senator Ingalls will find much
in this resurrected record to regret and
be ashamed of, there is no room for
doubt. It was a misfortune, if not a
crime, for him to have occupied a posi
tion or accepted a nomination with the
Democrats. By doing so he touched
iarand became defiled, and all they
prove against him will only serve to in
tensify contempt for themselves.
The fact will remain, and stand out
all the more clear, that Ingalls is right
now, and Voorhees wrong continuous
ly. THIS YEAR'S CAMPAIGN.
Some Interesting Speculation Con
cerning the Next Presidential
Philadelphia Press: Here is a table
of the Republican and Democratic
States, and those that may fairly be
classed as doubtful, with their respec
tive Electoral votes:
Whole number of Electoral votes- 401
Necessary to elect 201
Louisiana - 8
7 Mississippi !
Nevada 3 North Carolina 11
i -uisMJun.. ........... iu
New Hampshire... 4 South Carolina !
Ohio 23,Tennessee 12
Orejron- 3,Texas 13
Rhode Island 4
West Virginia 6
Wisconsin . 11
Connecticut filNew Jersey !
Indiana 13NcwYork 3J
Total doubtful Cti
There are some foot notes that should
go with this table:
1. The- Pacific States California.
Oregon and Nevada are put down in
the sure Republican column. They are
sure with the right kind of a candidate
2. Every Southern State is placed
in the sure Democratic column. But
with the right kind of a campaign there
may be a fighting chance for the Re
publicans to carry North Carolina, Ten
nessee and West Virginia.
3. Of the States classed as doubtful,
Connecticut, Indiana and New Jersey
went Republican in their last elec
tions, and New York Democratic. But
they are all really doubtful.
4. The Democrats cannot elect the
next President without carrying New
York. If they should carry all the
other doubtful States and lose New
York they would still lack eighteen
vetes of enough. Or, if tkey should
carry New York and lose the other
doubtful States, they would fall twelve
votes short. In order to win, they
must carry both New York and Indi
ana, or .New lork, .New Jersey and
Connecticut, besides the Solid South.
5. The Republicans can win by
either one of the following combina
tions: Sure Bepublican States 182
Indiana .. 15
New Jersey ... 9
Sure Republican States - .182
Connecticut . 6
Sure Republican States 182
New York ... .36
Or, if the Republicans can carry Xorth
Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia,
they can afford to lose all the doubtful
Northern States. Or, if they can carry
Indiana and any of these three, they
can afford to lose New York, New Jer
sey and Connecticut. And there is no
good reason why they shouldn't carry
On the whole, the Republicans can
face the next Presidential contest with
STATE OF KANSAS,! ,
of County Clerk,
April 16, isss.
NOTICE is hereby given, that on the 12th day
of April, 138, a petition signed by August
Ilenquenet and 16 other householders, was pre
sented to the board of county commissioners of
the connty aforesaid prating 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
ranning east 1600 feet, thence north 160 feet on
Henquenet's south-east quarter of section 2,
township 16, 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 wlUmake the best road and the
most convenient for the traveling public, to east
section line of above described section.
Whereupon, said Board of County Commis
sioners appointed the following named persons,
viz: W. II. Fnrguson, A. F Kandt and H". Mc
Laren as viewers, with instructions to meet, In
conjunction with the County Suneyor, at the
place of beginning, in Ilope township, on Thurs
day, the 17th day of May, A. D. 18S8, and proceed
to view said road and gh e all parties a hearing.
uy oraer or tne
seal Board op Countt Commissioners
M. H. Bert, County Clerk. 34-t T
STATE OF KANSAS,) ..
Dickinson Connty, "
OOice of County Clerk,
ADril 16. 1RS8.
NOTICE is hereby given, tnat on the 12th day
of April, 18S8, a petition signed by J. H.
Bert and fifteen other householders was present
ed to the Board 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 No. 101.
Whereupon, said Board of County Commission
era appointed the following-named persons, viz:
Thos Perry, Win. Free and Warren Clapp as
viewers, with Instructions to meet, in conjunction
with the County Surveyor, at the pHce of begin
ning, in Sherman township, on nesday, the 15th
d iy of May, A. D. 1888, and proceed to view said
road, and give to all parties a hearlnc.
By order of the
seal Board or CoCsty Commissioners.
M. II. Bert, County Clerk. 34-6t
UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF AN ORDER
ofsalelS3ued by the clerk of the District
Court of Dickinson county, State of Kansas, in a
cause pending therein, wherein C. H. Lcbold Is
plaintiff, and Bavid R. McCurday, Hiram McCur
day, Clementina McCurday, George A. Niles,
Mlra 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 1 0 o'clock a.m. of said day sell to the highest
bidder for cash, the following real estate to-wlt:
Lot No. twenty-five (25), in Lebold's addition to
the city of Abilene, In Dickinson county, State of
Kant-as. The said real estate will be sold pursu
ant to the judgment of the court in said causa re
cited in said order of sale.
Witness my hand this 3d day of May A. D.
36-5t Sheriff of Dickinson county, Kansas.
STATE OF KANS S,
Dickinson County r
Badger Lumber Company s. Hiram McCurday.
By virtue of an Execution to me directed and
delivered, Issued out of the Eighth Judicial Dis
trict ( 'ourt 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'clork
p. m. of said day, at the court house door In Abi
lene, lu the county and State aforesaid, offer for
public sale and sell to the bighet bidder, forcash
in hand, all the right, title and interest Of the
above named defendant, in and to the following
described real estate to-wit: Lot No. seventj
two (72) on Buckeye aenue In Southwick and
Augustine's addition to the city of Abilene. Sub
ject to a mortgage of $300. Said property IeUed
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,
Dickinson County. j'fcs
In the matter of the estate of Albert H. Pratt,
late of Dickinson county, Kansas.
NOTICE is hereby gi en, that on the day
of April A. D. 18SS, the undersigned was by
the Probate Court of Dickinson county, Kansas,
duly appointed and quatifled as administratrix of
the estate of Albert 11. Pratt, late of Dickinson
county, deceased. All parties Interested In said
estate will take notice and govern themselves ac
cordingly. LUCY J. PRATT,
Notice of Final Settlement.
the Probate Court of Dickinson Connty,
In the matter of the entate of Jacob Marts, de
ceased. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
Administrator of tins estate of Jacob Marts, de
ceased, will make final settlement of said estate
In the Probate Court of Dickinson county, Kan
sas, on Monday, the 9th day of July, A. D. 1888.
All parsons interested will govern themselves
accordingly. JACOB S. MARTS,
Notice for Publication.
Land Office at Sallna, Kansas.
May 8, 1888.
Notice is hereby given that the following
named settler has filed notice of his intention to
make final proof In support of his claim, and that
said proof will be made before the Probate Judge
of Dickinson county, at Abilene, Kansas, on
June 16, 18S8, viz: William E Bier, Homestead
entry No. 8396 for the south half of the north
west quarter (s 54 n w if ) of Section two (2),
Township twelve (12), Range two (2) east of the
Sixth P. 31.
He names the following witnesses to prove his
continuous residence upon, anil cultivation of.
said land, viz: Charles M. Brenizer, John Chron
ister. Aaron K. Ruse and Eiias Kready, all of Ab
ilene P. O., Kansas. 37-6 S. M. Palmer, Register,
Board of Equalization.
To whom it may concern.
NOTICE is hereby given that the board of
county commissioners of Dickinson county.
Kansas, constituting the board of equalization of
said county, will meet at the county clerk's oi
flce in the city Of Abilene, on the fiit Mondav of
June, 1888, being the fourth day of June, 18S8,
and sit not exceeding ten dajs, as a board of
equalization, to hear and determine all matters
pertaining to the assessment of real and personal
property of said county for the year 1SSS. All
persons feeling themselves agrieved by the action
of township assessors may appear before said
county board of equalization and have any errors
in the valuation of thilr property corrected as
justice and equltj may demand.
Witness my hand and the official seal of said
connty this 30th day of April, 1SS8.
seal M. H.BERT,
363 County Clerk.
FINISHED TO CHICAGO.
The Santa Fe Running its Own Trains
from Kansas to Chicago. The Fore
most Thoroughfare from Kansas
City to Chicago and Eastern Cities
The Chicago, Santa Fe & California
Railway, being the Chicago extension
of the Atchison road, is completed to
Chicago, and commences on Sunday,
April 29th, to run through trains from
Kansas City, Topeka, Atchison and St.
Joseph to that city. The trains of the
new line will be of the Vestibule pat
tern, of which so much has been said
in the East, and will give the people of
the West an opportunity to dip in and
enjoy this much vaunted luxury. The
idea of popularizing the line with
travelers has induced the Santa Fe to
make a notable innovation connected
with its Vestibule trains: no extra
charge will be made. All eastern lines
charge extra for the additional accom
modation. Onr people attending the Republi
can Convention in June will have a
chance to test the new line.
To Rent My residence, 912 "West
North Third street. Eight rooms, good
well, good cistern, good barn, hydrant.
On street car line. O. L. Moore.
Children Cry for Pitches Ctifrria.
ForSale byBABMSS &NosTmexAFTt
Only Six Weeks
LONGER IN WHICH TO SECURE
I have to vacate
the store I now occupy.
I shall not move out one dollars'
worth of goods, they have al got to
be sold at some price, and to hurry off
the balance of the stock, I have made still
further and greater reductions in prices, and
I am Now Offering Clothing
at prices that are positively lower than any
thing ever heard of before in Abilene, and
will never be duplicated. Don't let
this opportunity escape, but seize
it at once and lay in a stock of
Clothing that will last for
the next two years. Re
member the time is
short, so don't
Children's suits 87c, age 4 to 12.
Boy's suits, 95c; 4 to 12.
Boy's suits, 94c; 4 to 12.
Boy's suits, age 12 to 17, at $3.50.
Men's suits, 5.75.
Fine all-wool cassimere suits, $7.00.
Good working pants, 90c.
Fine dress cassimere pants, $1.75.
Fur hats, good quality, 60c.
An "A" No. 1 white laundried shirt, 50cJ
Good heavy socks, 5c a pair.
Men's heavy suspenders, llic a pair.
A small quantity of Men's and Boys' Boots
left, broken in size, at your own price.
I have no spare time to give a full price
list of everything, but offer my entire stock
of Merchandise accordingly, as all goods
must go before July 1st.
ie Tie iy lasts Six Ms
Great Closing Out Safe
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