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THUESDAY, MAY 17. 18S8.
Tie Reflector PflMsMi Coin.
JOHN J. COOPER, President.
O. L. MOORE, Vice, President.
KICHABD WARING; Secretary,
A. W. RICE, Treasurer.
JOHX J. COOPER, A. V. RICE,
O. L. MOORE, B. F. KELSON.
Richard "Waring, Business Manager.
C. M. IIarger, City Editor.
Topeka claims a population of 46,000
25 per cent, discount on account of a
Melville W. Fuller, nominee for
chief justice, weighs but 125 pounds.
Lots of encouragement for the light
"Usufruct Tilden" still haunts our
contemporary. We presume the dis
ciples of the "Sage of Gramercy" will
soon begin to claim that Mr. Tilden
actually served as president of the
United States for four years.
If, as it is reported, Jay Gould in
tends to spend $100,000 to defeat Judge
Gresham, if nominated, it is one of
the strongest arguments we have yet
heard for the Republican party to
place Illinois'favoriteinthe front.
The Denver Republican thinks that
Mr. Blaine's friends should either prove
that he is a candidate or abandon their
claims that he will be their nominee at
Chicago. They are putting him in a
false and discreditable position by their
The Xew York World issued a red
ink edition in honor of the oth year
under its present management. Its
growth has been simply phenomenal.
The circulation has grown from 19,530
in 1SS3, to an everage daily circulation
thus fur in 1SSS of 298,599.
The sporting editor of the Globo
DemocruL has tackled the presidential
question and gives the following tips
on presidential races: At St. uouis
jlny Cleveland to win and Bill Morri
son for a place. At Chicago, pl;n
Gresham to win and William Walter
Phelps for a place.
The Detroit Tribune has been look
ing over Private Joe Filers record
pretty closely and can find only one
vulnerable point in it open to attack
from the opposition. lie was a rat
tling good Union soldier, but after all
this won't hurt him as much in Illinois
as it would in some other States.
The claim is made that Col. Goss, of
Topeka, during a trip to the coast of
the Gulf of California, discovered two
birds heretofore unknown to natural
ists. They are said to be "species of
the gannet or booby." He must have
gotten hold of some emigrant from the
East who was expecting a fortune, on
the strength of the California boom.
According to the Springfield Union,
there is a Democratic story atloat that
Chauncey M. Depew is the man who
will name Blaine at the Chicago con
vention. We doubt if there is any
foundation for the report,but supposing
he should do it, and the convention
should rise up4 and say, as Priscilla
Mullens did to John Allen," Why don't
you speak for yourself, Chauncey? "
Not only are the various branches of
business in this country ic an unsettled
and non-prosperous condition, await
ing the issue of the coming ballots, but
the same condition of affairs exists in
England. Both countries have ven
much at stake in this contest. It is a
virtual contest between their two in
dividual systems, rather thau a national
political contest. We see no good rea
son for giving away our markets to
The proper regulation and restriction
of" the liquor traffic is one of the im
portant and live issues of the present,
and sooner or later national prohibi
tion will form one of the great issues
which will divide political parties.
The Democratic party is preparing it
self to take the wrong and losing side
of this issue, the same as it has taken
the wrong and losing side of every great
issue which has come before the Amer
ican people for the past twenty-eight
If any man on earth can successf ull
run both a Democratic and a Republi
can paper, Rohrer, of Abilene, is the
man. With two sets of editors, he is
making the Gazette and the Chronicle
the bearers of the banners for the two
parties in Dickinson county. He has
the bits in the mouths of his editors
and keeps a tight rein, so they make no
mistake. The leader writer f oriis Ga
zette, when given too large a dose of
Democracy, has an escape valve, being
the managing editor of a leading Re
publican daily. Things do seem mixed
in the "future capital," but Rohrer
will make the public believe order
reigns in that section. He can inscribe
over his door: "'Heads I win, tails you
lose "Kansas City Journal.
xiowever weu oiacey may De in
- formed on other matters, he is a long
ways off whence thinks the Republi
cans of this county are foolish enough to
be caught by such double-faced action
as is referred to above. Mr. Stacey as
a very fresh young man in many re
.3pects and it would be well for his man--ager
to inform him that the official pa
mper, oiihis city and county, the paper
jhaMs tJie "bearer of the banner" for
TStSepliblican party of Dickinson
-edurity, and the only paper having an
A Few Gresham Botes.
Here's to the favorite son of Illinois,
Walter Q. Gresbam,of Indiana. Phil
It is said that Sresham's strength is
not at all realized in Washington. We
suppose not; it will be, though, on and
after March 4, 1SS9. St. Paul Dis
patch. Judge Gresham seems to be the
favorite western candidate. It is ex
pected that the Missouri and Minnesota
delegations will be in favor of his nom
ination. Providence Journal.
"Judge Gresham,"says a Democratic
exchange, "cannot carry a single south
ern state." Well, no; we suppose not.
General Gresham never did run well
down south. Peoria Transcript.
General Gresham has been a Repub
lican of the radical type ever since the
party was organized. There is nothing
Democratic about him but the rebel
bullets that he carries in his body.
St. Louis Globe Democrat.
Gresham continues to lead in the
Republican county conventions of Min
nesota. Fully two-thirds of the dele
gates elected yesterday are committed
or friendly to him. The dominant sen
timent of the stale in favor of tariff
reform is more clearly revealed every
day in the resolutions of these conven
tions. The work of the State conven
tion will be pretty well cut out for it
before it assembles.. St. Paul Pioneer
Upon one occasion when Gen. Gres
ham was in command of the post at
Xatchez, he summoned a man before
him who had been musteied out of the
service, and was acting as an attorney
for cotton speculators and thieves, and
requested him to leave the city before
night. The mau sought to gain delay
in going, but was informed by Gen.
Gresham that if he did not leave by
sundown, he would put him in irons.
The attorney appealed his case to Gen.
Grant, whose only reply was: "jf
Gen. Gresham has said he would put
you in irons, I would advise you to
keep away from him, for I have always
found him a man of his word." When
the promises and performances of the
present occupant of the White House
are contrnslid, would it not be an
agreeable change to have a in An there
wlio is alwjys 'a man of his word'1 ?
Chicago Ti ibune.
Special correspondence of the Reflectob.
For the past ten months the railroad
accidents in this country have averaged
one for every live days, and two-thirds
of them have been the result of care
A Valid Conclusion.
The iS . 1 . Sun commends the Con
necticut Democratic State convention
for refusing to commit the party to
Cleveland's free-trade platform. On
that platform it admits that Connecti
cut, New York and New Jersey will go
Republican next November. We ac
cept the conclusion as valid from the
premises. That the premises will be
granted, we have no doubt whatever.
Cleveland will be nominated. The
platform will be his message. There
will be no tariff straddle as in 18S4.and
Connecticut, New York and JNew Jer
sey will go Republican.
Gov. Hill's Veto.
Governor Hill is receiving a heavy
scoring at the hands of the press for his
two-faced course regarding the high
lioense bill presented to. him by the
New York Legislature. Even so dem
ocratic a journal as the mugwump New
York Herald says:
High license is the temperance re
form of the day which is sustained by
popular sentiment, and on which all
good citizens can unite. It is the sen
sible, wholesome medium between pro
iiibition and an unlicensed traffic. In
several States it has been adopted with
general approval, and is in successful
operation. It is demanded by tlie pte
vailiug sentiment and the best interests
of the people of New York. But Gov.
Hill's vetoes of the two radically differ
ent bills passed by the Legislature at
Albany, together with his veto of last
year's bill prohibiting the sale of liquor
in any State building, leave littlt
ground for hope that any measure sat
isfactory to the general public will le
ceive his approval.
A Glorious Year.
Thus does the Topeka Capital chant
a new hymn upon the immortal theme,
the Glories of Kansas:
It is now a foregone conclusion that
this year of our Lord, 18SS, is destined
to be a proud one in the history of tbif
young State. The season is now suffi
ciently advanced to enable those who
have been anxiously awaiting the out
look to definitely determine as to the
crop prospects. And to the farmers
throughout the State, as well as those
dependent upon them, the copious and
continued rainfall from one side of the
acate to tne otner nas been received
with a joyous self-consciousness of the
fact that the State is destined to con
tinue on in its proud, progressive careei
as the banner agricultural State of the
west, wnere the biggest corn, tin
plumpest wheat, the largest pumpkins,
the heaviest hogs, the loveliest womp?.'
and the most beautiful babies, all are
indigenous to its sunny climate and in
There is an army advancing upon
Kansas. It comes from the overcrowd
ed East; from the Buckeye bottoms ol
Ohio; from the stumpy hills of Maine:
rrom tne rocuy ridges of Kentuckv-
Solomon, Kas., May 16.
J. H. Spratt has been adding to the
convenience of his home on Fifth street
an enclosed porch on the east side.
The schools have only one session a
day now. Written examinations are
held each morning.
Hon. W. T. Harris was in Abilene
Last Monday Wm. Ramsey, one of
the rustling farmers south of the river,
was taking in the sights at the county
Mrs. Dano, over seventy 5'ears of age,
died early this morning at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Morgan, wife of
our postmaster. The immediate cause
of her death was dropsy.
J. S. Rambo, of Abilene, was in
town this morning. He moves his
family to Abilene today.
Mrs. Frank Carter returned from
Salina on the Santa Fe last evening
Hon. W. T. Hams, Messrs. Jerry
Sheahan and H. J. G. Neumiller left
on the Rock Island at 1:30 today for
the Democratic State Convention at
Holland, May 14th. :S8.
Corn planting is almost finished, but
the weather is a little too cool for the
growth of the plant; but one di these
dajs the mercury will move into the
upper story of the thermometer, and
then the farmer will have to stay at
home all the time or he went know his
own corn after a day's absence.
Rev. Mr. Cothran, a divinity student
who filled the pulpit of the Mt. Pleas
ant church most acceptably last sum
mer, has returned and will resume his
There is a splendid opening for some
man with principles and brains in the
newspaper business at Carlton, He
will find the people ready to support
the right kind of a paper. They all
say, "What is a town without a news
Mrs. Allen, of Las Vegas, X. M.,
and Mr. Gibson, of Chilicothe, Mo., are
visiting their brother, J. W. Gibson.
Mr. Ward, a new-comer in this town
ship, has built a commodious residence
on his farm, on Sec. No. 5.
O. L. Bates has closed a very suc
cessful school in Dist. No. 30, and will
while away the summer hours in that
occupation so well fitted to the men of
means and leisure, viz: farming.
A. C. Deitz has again donned the
monumental cheek of the agent and
passed through these parts a few days
ago taking outers lor tombstones.
CiiAioiAN", Kas., May 14.
W. II. Roe, of Abilene, spent Sun
day here with his many friends.
Mr. and Mis. L. E. Humphrey visit
ed at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
Con. Taylor yesterday.
We understand that the dance at
Whitehair's hall on Friday night was a
Ed Slauley and Doren Ferguson, ac
companied by the Misses Carrie Hewitt
and Lena McNiff took in Abilene on
Prof. John J. Engle, of the Chapman
Courier, took the noon train today to
attend a Conference of his church at
Mr. Fellowes, a contractor of Tope
ka, partook of one of those excellent
dinners at Snyder's hotel yesterday.
Several of our citizens are at Abilene
today looking after our high school.
A Monday fire in New York city,
the water department officials say, is a
good deal more dangerous than a fire
any other day, because there is so
much washing done the second day of
the week. When the Anarchists get
to ruling the metropolis, they will ob
viate all that.
Signal Service Summary for
Week Ending Hay 11th.
Duiing the past week an average fall
of rain has occured in Sumner, Sedg
wick, Saline, and Mitchell counties, an
excess in Cloud. Ottawa, Lincoln, Rus
sell, Ellsworth and Barton counties,
while a deficiency generally exists
throughout the rest of the State, being
most marked iu the southeastern and
extrema western counties. A heavy
hail stoim occurred in Cloud county on
the night of the 10th.
The week has been cool and more or
less cloudy; but one warm day the
10th, during the entire week.
The hail storm in Cloud county did
much damage to gardens, shrubbery
and buildings. In Concordia the dam
age to buildings amounts to between
$2,000 and $3,000.
Corn is about all planted now. and
generally up, but the continued cool
weather is retarding its growth mater
ially. Grass -in many sections is still back
ward, but in the southern, central and
western counties it is in excellent con
dition. Wheat is in fine condition and is
heading out in the central and southern
Oats are doing finely.
Chinch bugs are damaging wheat
and oats to some extent in the central
Seed corn from Iowa has failed to do
well in the central counties. Except
ing corn and grass, all reports show
vegetation to be advancing very rapid
ly. Home strawberries are being mar
keted in the southern counties.
There probably never was a time in
Kansas when young trees showed to
UNDER and by virtue of an order of sale Is
sued by the Clerk of the district court of
uicKinson countr. btate or Kansas, in a cause
from the miasmatic swamps of Arkan-' ffffnfSrtwteWS.pa;
Sas and the Storm-SWeDt Wastps nf Travelers Insurance Pomnanv. O. W. Camontor
Wisconsin. They are all COmine Thp naTid McCy Susan McCoy, James W. Hill and
silpnr. nitrhf- xeinAoatoh fi, JilV E- T-.Ilm are Dependents. I willon
of the thousands of clad shouts of pIpo.
ful children who are coming to help
swell the intelligent population of our
rich and fertile prairies. Thebean-eat-ing
Bostonese will leave their aesthetfn.
I-ism behind and become enthnsiaqHn
TVin nuinln -. ,-:.J,,
extensive circulation in the county is ny Kansas ms autumn m hav2m'
we iiHEXEcioB. i cause tor rejocicine.
Monday, June 18th, A. D. 1888,
at the front door of the court honse, in the citj
of Abilene, county of Dickinson, State of Kan
sas, at O o'clock, a. m., of said day sell to the
highest bidder for cash, the following described
real estate to-wit: Lot number Two (.J), in block
aumber One ftt. in Georzc W. Caroenter's addi
tion to the citrof AbUeac in Dickinson counrr.
State of Kansas. The said property will be sofd
pursuant to the judgment of the court in said
cause recited in said orderof sale.
Witness mr hand this IGth dav of 5Tav. A. "D.
"J3S-5 Sheriff of Dickinson county, Kansas.
STATE OP KANSAS, I
Dickinson county, f r
In the District court of said conntv:
John W. Baker, plaintiff, vs, William H. Town
send, Mollle Townsend, W. A. Cormack, A. K.
Cormack, Henry Billings and T. C. Henry
Tne aboTe-named defendants, William H.
Townsend, ilollie Townsend, A. R. Cormack,
Henry BiUings, andT. C. Henrr and W. A. Cor
mack of parts unknown and each
or them, will take notice that John Baker, the
above-named plalntirr did on the 16th day of May,
A, D. 1SSS, fil his petition In the District Court in
and for the county or Dickinson, in the State Of
Kansas, against the said William H. Townsend,
Mollie Townsend, W. A. Cormack,A.lt v ormack,
Henry Billings and T. C. Henry, defendants, set
tin;.' forth that the said WUllam H. Townsend and
Mollis Townsend on the 15th day of July, A. D.
lbSG. gave a mortgage to the said John W. Baker,
on the following described real estate, situated in
Dickinson conuiy, state of Kansas, to-wit:
Commencing at ths northwest comer of the
south half (H) ot the northeast quarter (U) of
section nineteen (19) township thirteen
(13) sonth of range two (2) east
of tnesixth (6) p. m.; running thence
south elx and twenty-four hun - redths (6 Si-100)
uuains thence eastparalell to the north line oi
said tract six and twenty-one hundredths (6 21-100)
chains; thence south paralell to the west line of
said south half () to the north line of the right-of-way
of the U. P. R. K., thence northeast along
said 2rsat-of-way to a running north
and south fourteen and thirty-five
one-hundredths (14 35-100) chains east
and paralell to the west line of said
6outh half (i) thence north on said line seven
teen and sixty-six one-hundredths (17 0G-1CO)
chains to the north line of the south naif ().;
thence west fourteen and thirty the one-hiiL-dredths
(14 fiS-loo) to the place of beginning,
containing nineteen (19) acres; said mortgage to
secure the payment of fourteen hundred dollars
($1,100), according to three certain notes referr
ed to and made a part of said mortgage; and
praying that the said William II. Townsend and
MollieTowiif end may pay tneSiid sumot $1,400
now claimed to be due, with interest amounting
to $137.09 or that said premises may be sold to pay
the same; and the said defendants are notified
that they are required to appear and answer taid
petition on or before the 2Sth day of June, A. D.
1SSS next, or judgment will be rendered
against them "for foreclosure and
sale of mortgaged premises and
forever barring them or any of them from settling
up or claiming any interest therein according to
the prayer of said petition. JOHX W. BAKER,
By C.C. Bittino, Jk., his attorney. Plaintiff.
UNDER and by virtue of an order of sale issued
by the Clerk of the District Court of Dickln
county, state of Kansas, In a cause pending
therein, herein A. U Freeman, is plaintiff and
AloU Spenner, Ann Spenner, Geo. W. Carpenter,
Kfll1s!)(l Trm WriTtmtrru Pimr.n 1 T. R U'lwt
are defendants. I will, on
Monday. June 18, 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. of said day sell to the highest
bidder for cash, the following described real
estate to-wit: The N. X of the N. E. . and the
S. W. Ji of the N. E. H and the X. W. a of the
S. E. hi of section six () township fourteen (14)
range fiTe (5) east, in Dickinson county state of
Kansas. The taid property will be sold pursuant
to the Judgment of the court In said cause recited
in said order of sale.
Witness my hand this IGth day of May, A. D.lSSf.
D. W. NAILL,
:5S-5t Sheriff or Dickinson county, Kansas.
Mm. Mrm- VhiJi ,i ." ry JVJ-Sry Hv
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AND WE SELL
TTNDEK AND RY VIKTL'E OF AX OUI)."R OF
J sale Usticcl by the clerk of the District Court
of Dickir.-oii toiinty, State of Kau-:w, iu a cause
pending t ii'iein. wherein. I. S. H.ilhm & F. L.
I'Mr.ier, partners n-nal!.,in Pirker, :ire plain
tiff-, and Willi-im J Unwell, s.illie F Kus-cll,
HilandSoutSiwotth and John P. Aguew, ate defendant-.
I will, on
Monday, Juno 13th, A. D., 1838.
at tne front door of th court house, In the city of
Abilene. county or Dickinson, State of Kansas, at
10 o'clock, a. m., of said day sell to the
highest bidder for ca-h. the following de
scribed real e tate to-wit: Lots Xo. four and Ave
(4 and 5), in block ten (10), In Kuney & Hodge's
addition to the city of Abilene in Dickinson
county. State or Kan-as. Subject to a mortgage
Hen of $SO0 with Interest at the rate of 12 per.cent
per unnum from May 1st, 18S7. '
The said real estate Will be hold nursnant to tlm
judgement of the court in said cause recited in
sit i order oi sale.
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li for jmmlmimMWmm
Every slioe guaranteed as represented, and the Lowest
Prices ever reached in the State.
Witness my hand this 16th day of May, A.tD.lfSS.
D. W. NAILL.
3-5t Sheriff of Dickln-on coun ty, Kansas.
Mowers and binders are in demand.
Shockeyi & Snider have a full line cf
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REASONS M 1 j 38
Mcip H' I lilf
W Wood is 1 5 Times Lighter Ijjf
jU. V In Proportion to Size than STEEL. : a
A Wood Frame Harvester will not bend out of line when it comes into contact with an
irresistible force. Or if it should yield it will at once spring back to its original shape.
Steel under like circumstances will bend, and when thesteel frame of a Binder is once
sprung it remains bent until straightened at the shop, or Is replaced by a new one. In
order to give the requisite strength to a Steel Frame Machine, the weight of the machine
must necessarily be increased over the wood parts. If this is miestionecl.let tee farmer
take the parts or steel substituted for wood in i the so-called Steel Binders and welch
them. He will And the steel is the heavier. Or if it is not, it will be found to laethc
required strength. Then, to test the strength, put the wood and steol in a clamp under
equal pressure! and there will be no diflculty In the fanner deciding to his own satisfac
tion without the aid of any smooth-tongued agents.
THE BUCKEYE BINDER has a wood frame, and is sold ly
F, H. BOAROMAN & CO
ABILENE, - KANSAS.
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Thp Buckeye is the Lightest ia Existence.