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Have your prescriptions compounded
at John M. Gleissner's Drug Store, east
side of Broadway, cr. 3d street. 39-ly
Official Paper of County and City,
THURSDAY, MAY 17. 1SSS.
FRANK A. SMALLEY,
Attorney at Law
Southeast Corner JJroalnay and :M Stieets.
W. S. Stambaugh dehveis the Memorial-day
address at Gypsum City.
W. J. Khkwood, we are pleased to
know, is rapidly recovering from his
siege of illness.
Work on the 8,000 addition to the
Enterprise school building will com
mence this week.
Prof. A. II.
Owen was rc-plected
of fcchools in Salina
Monday night, salary. $1,500.
The art lectures, to be given in the
opera house next month, will be a treat
that Abilene has never yet enjoyed.
In justice to the high school trustees,
we will state that the bid of S. 11. Iloag
for ?1 2,000 was withdrawn before the
The Kansas Farmers' Insurance Co.
have removed their offices to elegantly
furnished apartments over the First
The Grant Twp. Sunday School Con
vention held Monday night in the Bap
tist church was largely attended. The
program, as given yesterday, was car
ried out in full. The audience present
was much pleased with the exercises.
District Clerk M. V. Erillhart has
been appointed a special instructor or
deputy for the Fifth Congressional
Dislrict for the purpose of visiting and
instructing in then work tho lodges of
.the A. O. U. W.
l)v. XV. X. K jig Monday retnoM'd a
latve tumor iri'n Mi. A. Sha'lo. ;iv
ing seven mi!i.- si.uth of theciiV. Tin
case was a conipliciad one, b';it midei
Dr. King's skillful treatment the opei
ation was successfully performed and
the patient is doing well.
It will seem strange to have the irre
pressible Simon Rothschild desert the
location which he has so long occupied
at the corner of Eroadway and Third.
He intends however, to remove to
more commodious quarters about the
first of July. Eefore that time he pro
poses to dispose of his immense stock
of fashionable clothing. There never
was a better time to buy. Take a look
at his stock; it is going fast.
The third quarterly meeting of the
Clay Center Free Methodist district
will be hejd at the usual place of
worship next Friday, Saturday and
Sunday. Delegates from Dickinson,
Clay. Saline, Washington and Ottawa
counties will be present. Rev. E. Len
ardson, chairman of the district will
preside. He is a good speaker. All
lovers of temperance and religious re
form are invited to attend this meet
ing. JIev. F. Scott, Pastor.
Harvest and Harvesters.
Harvest, in this section of the stste,
will soon be upon us. Two or three
weeks will see the harvesters and mow
ers iu the fields. Our farmers are real
izing this, and the call for machines is
almost unprecedented. The favorites
seem to be the D. M. Osborne mower
and binder, winch is handled by Dun
lavy & Roe. This firm is sending them
out to all portions of centra' Kansas
daily. They have four men busily en
gaged taking orders and setting up
machines for purchasers.
Those who contemplate purchasing
binders or mowers should look at this
favorite make before giving an order.
Runaway, Class B.
The delivery team of the McMaster
dairy took fright Tuesday evening and
breaking loose from their fastening in
front of Hazlett's, ran down Second
street to Buckeye, then up the avenue
until stopped ly collision with a lumber
Their driver, Angus McMaster, iu
attempting to stop them, was knocked
down and run over by the wheels of the
wagon. He was carried into Ilazlett's
store, where it was m found that he suf
fered no other injury than a broken
nose that was enough. He is getting
along well. The fracture will be set
Fellows & YanSaut, contractors of
Topeka, who have the contract for the
county high school building Tuesday
evening presented their bond to the
high school board by which it was ac
cepted. T t A
The board made the following ap
portionment of its members: Hon. C.
Kohler, of Enterprise, and W. H. Roe,
of this city, to fill the long, or three
year term, John Erwin, of Chapman,
and W. T. Harris, of Solomon City, to
fill the two years' term,-John H. Ma
han and L. A. Reed the short, or one
The board met today in Chapman
and selected the site for the building.
Jt 'will he located in the western,
suburbs, near the foot of Indian hill.
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The all steel Deeiing is the king of
binders. Shockey & Snider. 3S-3t
STATE STTffDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION.
Complete Program of the Keeticg to
Ee Held iu Abilene June 6th, 7th
General Secretary J. A.Urigbt mails
today 2,000 programs of the State Sun
day School Convention to be held here,
under the auspices of the State Sunday
School Association, June 6th, 7th and
The oflicers of the association are:
President, J. "W. Eedden: chairman of
the executive committee. J. F. Drakn;
secretary, J. A. litight; treasurer, C.
The chairmen of the local commit
tees are: Arrangements, T. E. Dewey;
entertainment, J. C.Itoyer; music, Rev.
T. F. Staufter.
wEi.xnsiiAy aftuhnoon, i o'clock.
WKIIXKSIIAY EVENING, 7:00 O'CLOCK.
"Getting Heady." '
Ailditiss of welcome, Hcv. W. A. Wcl.-her. D.l).
Ita-jxjiL-e, hy members of the eonventien.
Address "Christianity More than Education
the pure Foundation of a Republic.'' A. IS.
TIIL'KSttAY .MOIl.VINO, 0 O'CLOCK.
Prayer Service-Subject: "Give le Wisdom
"What ha !. n done what remains undone:-"
Ai!Kiiitiiient of Committee..
ItejKrt of executive committee.
Kejiortof irencral secretary.
IteiKirt of treasurer.
KejKirt of district presidents.
Diciii-i-ion of rejort by the convention.
Topic: "Wherein can we improve?"
TIIUKSIUY AFTEUNOON, 2 O'CLOCK.
The Sunday school service of our churches
Its past history. J. G. Haskell.
Its present condition. C. Humble.
Its lutwre, Uc. W. M. Sparr.
Hindrances to jrrcater success
llv the home: bv the church. I lev. E. f". I':iv
lty the pastor and superintendent, H.C.ltash.
The Sun-Jay .-eliool: how conducted to reach
the best results. Hcv. D. C. Mllner.
Question bo., Itev. Wilbur P. Crafts.
THUKSIIAY LVENINO, 7:HQ O'CI OCK.
Fonjr service, led by Prof. E. . Excell.
Address: "How to Conduct Normal Classes at
Home,'- E. W. tuiuiiiijiham.
Address: "Chri.-tianity a Science, not a
Dream." illustrated by fifty large cartoons.
ICev. Wilbur 1'. Lralts.
KltlDAY MOKNING, 9 O'CLOCK.
Prayer. "For Our Schools."
Plan for the future.
lleport of committees.
Election of oilicers.
Place of meeting and other business.
Address: "Itetterments in Uible Study," Itev.
FKIDAY AFTEUNOON, 2 O'CLOCK.
Tli' Sunday School Teacher
Where Shall Wc Get Them? Thomas II. How
land How Shall We Improve Them? Ilev. T. F.
The Ait of '!' liiiiK
Primary scholars, Mr.-. C. F. F. Wilder.
Conversion and Christian Culture of Children.
Ifcv. T. it. Peters.
Adili-cs.-- "The Jn-Siiicts of ChiIdho.d. and
How to Ltili7C T!.in in Simmy School
Uoik, l.ev. Willuii F. Ciafts.
litlDAT LVKNINfi, 7:'J0 O'CLOCK.
Praise service, led by Prof. E. O. E.eei!.
Prof. Excell will sing some of the fa
mous solos sung by him at the Interna
ional convention and with such telling
effect in his revival meetings with Sam
Sunday School Convention.
The time for the meeting of the
Southwest Dickinson Sunday school
convention lias been changed by the
executive committee from the last Sat
urday in May to May 23d. The meeting
will be held in Fairview M. E. church.
All friends of the Sabbath school cause
are cordially invited to be present and
help make the meeting one that will be
beneficial in its effects to all present
and to all the schools represented. The
following is the program.
10 a. m. Devotional service, Hcv. W. M. Scott
Appointment of Committees.
Ilible Heading. Hcv. E.M. Halbcrt.
1 :'J0 . in. Song and prayer service, A. Hcindel
Address ol welcome. Thomas McConnell.
Hesponse, W. E. A. Meek.
"How Shall We Interest all Classes in Sunda
School Work?" T. W. Meserve, Mrs. E
Cary, S. M. Marlatt and W. E. A. Meek.
Essav "Sabbath School Work and Its He
suits," Win. M. Campbell.
Election of Oilicers, etc.
"Should the Sabbath School Educate for
Church Work?" Hevs. B. V. Hills. E. M. Hal
bcrt, J. It. Cooper, S. E. Uittz and others.
Query Box, C. C. Sherwood.
Committee on Music- Mrs. S. A.
McConnell, Chas. G. Rear and Eva
Committee on Program Chas. G.
Rear, D. A. Williams, A. M. Talbert.
Bring Bibles and Gospel nymns.
The Abilene G. A. R. post held a
meeting Monday evening. Ar
rangements for the observance of Mem
orial day were made and routine busi
Among ether doings of interest was
the adoption of the following stirring
resolutious condemnatory of the action
of the recent election of Joseph John
ston as honorary member of the Phila
Resolutions adopted by Abilene Post,
Xo. 63, G. A. R., May 14th, 1SSS:
Whereas. It has been reported and pener
allv published that one, Joseph E. Johnston, a
leader and movinp spirit in the late Southern
Confederacy, has been admitted an honorary
meiuberof a Pennsylvania Post, to-vrit, h.
D. IlakerPostof Philadelphia G. A. K.; and
Whereas, The G. A. R. rules and reputa
tions make no provisions for such members,
the preat and requisite test being that of con
tinued and untlinching- loyalty to Hag and
country "into our ranks no man upon whom
the stain of treason rests can ever come,"
now, therefore, be it
Kesolved, By Abilene Post, Xo. 63. G. A. It.,
that it is a disgrace to our organization, a
wounding cause to comrades Uvingand a want
of patriotic respect and honor to the memory
of our comrades dead, to tolerate, give sanc
tion to, or sustain in anyway the act of said
Pennsylvania Post in its wanton disregard of
the sacred aud binding obligations of our or
der to admit into its ranks a rebel general
who sought to disrupt the Union; and be it
ltesolved. That a proper procedure should
be instituted by the proper powers in our or
der against the said Pennsylvania Post, to
compel the same to reject said member, or
surrender its charter as a Post of the G. A.
It.: and be it further.
Resolved, That these resolutions be spread
upon the records of this Post, that they be
published and a copy of publication be sentto
our Commander-in-chief, John P. Rea.
David Mattesox, Post Commander.
F. V. Close, Post Ag't.
Words of Approval.
The Abilene Reflector came out
with a brand-new head- last week,
which improves its looks oO per cent,
There is nothinn like a chance for the
better now and then, and this B the.
second improvement the Reflector
has made in the last few months.-fHope
The Abilene Reflector is improved
by a new head. LUope Herald.
AN ENTHUSIASTIC MEETIN3.
The Sepuhlican Club Listens to a
Everj- seat was filled and large num
bers were compelled to put up with
'standing room only.- iu .Smith's hall
Tuesday night at the Republican rally.
The large audience, made upof the Re
publican club and numbers of repre
sentative citizens, had gathered to hear
a thorough discussion of the political
questions of the day and it was not dis
The Gazette baud was in attendance
and rendered several pieces of music
iu their well-known faultless style.
After the music, the president of the
Republican club. C. C. Bitting, Jr., in
troduced in fitting words the speaker
of the evening, General J. C. Caldwell,
In opening, the General spoke of the
change which had been made in the
'great American desert" in the past
twenty years, of how Kansas had be
come, instead of a howling wilderness,
a glorious State, alive with the hum of
industry. But a class of people growl;
they see only the glories of the past,
the beauties of the distance; they pres
age failure and are despondent over
the Xatioifs fate. The speaker elo
quently showed how America today
was the richest Xation on the globe,
though youngest in yeais. Referring
to our wealth, the speaker said, '"After
twenty-live years of Republican rule,
the only criticism that can be found is
that we are too rich; if anything will
throw a Democrat into spasms, it is an
oveillowing treasury." Briefly he con
trasted the condition of the country in
I860 with that of 1884 to show the ac
c mplishmeuts of the Republican lease
of power. Speaking of past systems of
government, he drew the conclusion
that the Xation which sins against it
toilers must die. He then contrasted
the condition of our laboring classes
and farmers with those of other Na
tions and other times, showing the
prosperity, comfort and enjoyment of
today's workers in America. The sav
ings banks" record was given, showing
tiie millions deposited by the working
class: s. In a brilliant peroration, he
urged the young men of today t- stand
linn by the party which 1 as n auV pos
sible a Lincoln, a Grant, a Garfield.
The address throughout was a clear,
comprehensive argument in favor ot
the protective, fostering principles of
Republicanism, which have made the
East and will make the Ve--i wl
alive with the hum of manufacture
and rich with prosperity.
The speaker was given the closest at
tention to the end of his address and
was every moment interrupted by ap
plause. Before adjournment, Col. Dingee
moved a vote of thanks, which was
given with a will. The assembly then
Look at the Deering self binder at
Shockey & Snider's. It is all steel
and a model piece of machinery. 88-31
Abilene High School.
The Xinth Annual Commencement
exercises of the Abilene High School
will be held at Borfebrake's opera house,
Friday evening, May 25th, commencing
at 8 o'clock. The following is the pro-
invocation Dr. McKechan
Music-Instrumental Duet.... ,?"
Oration "Self Sacrifice," Homer Ellison
Kecitation "Moiia's Watcrs,"....Sarah Iluntou
Oration "Ad astra per aspera" Geo. S. Bright
Music Solo Mamie Hoisington
Oration "Ambition," John Mustard
Essay "Lights in the Window," Ella Thornton
Declamation "Bernardo Del Curpio,"
f Lizzie Anderson
Music-Quartette j "
' Homer Ellion
Declamation "The Nineteenth Century,"
Recitation" The American Forest Girl,"-
Valedictory "Conservatism,"-ltalph X. Jones
Address to Graduates.
Presentation of Diplomas.
Music - Class Song
Shockey & Snider carry a full and
complete stock of hardware and imph -ments.
They are the only agents f r
the Deeriug self binders. 38-3t
(With apologies to Lucian Wood.)
Abilene! Abilene! Qneen of the prairie land:
Abilene, city of fairest renown!
Sovereign of reaches that stretch to the won
derland. Where the red sun in his glory goes down!
Abilene! gaily the robins arc singing it.
Hid in the bosoms of apple and pear,
Abilene! Abilene! Loudly they're ringing it.
Filling with music the rhyme-laden air.
Sweetest of names to the ear of the stranger.
Sweet to the dweller in Abilene town.
Where have you heard, be you dweller or ran
ger. Aught that is sweet as this musical noun?
Sweet were the word, tho'
we know not its
Balm to the spirit, and rest to the brain:
Sweet, were it heard by the shores of Loch
Sweet, were it uttered by Spaniard or Dane.
Haply you've heard it by Passamaquoddy,
W here the rough breakers eternally roar;
Haply you've heard it mid bowers of roses.
By Atchafalaya, at Ballymagore.
Hear it inorange grove, hear it in blizzard:
Hear it where blankets are not in demand;
Hear it in Fargo, with ice in your gizzard;
Hear it in Jeddo, where things are japanned;
Still it is sweet to the ear of the stranger.
Sweet to the tourist from Abilene town:
Abilene! Sweet to the cowboy and granger!
Sweetest of words is this musical noun.
The best binder in the market is the
all steel Deering. Shockey & Snider.
Abilese, Kas., May 17.
Hogs, per 100 lbs G04 60
Cows, per 100 lbs - 2 (W&3 00
Steers, per 100 lbs 4 004 30
(Corrected weekly by Johntz & Iticc Mill Co.)
Wheat, No. 2. soft.... i 75
Wheat, No. 3, sof t 70
Wheat,No.2. hard 70
Wheat, No.3 65
Wheat, Xo. 4 3.
Corn, white- 50
Corn, mixed - 4S
Rye - -.. 45
Oats. ................-......... ' .... 53
f- (Corrected weekly by Kump, Fickes & Co.)
Butter; good .. i 10330
Chickens, per lb, dressed 10
Chickens, per doz. alive ......... 3 0033 50
Turkeys, per lb, aUve .-z- 7
Eggs, per doz ,.-. - "JO
Onions, per bu 1 502 00
Cabbage, per lb - o
Potatoes. Irlsh. il 50
FlQur, per 100 lbs . 2 0CG2 eO
If you are thinking of buying a.
binder, look at the Deering, sold by
us. It is the king. Read the adver
tisement in this paper.
38.3t SHOCKEY & SXTDEP..
2-EL00E ' CA
Our Great May Sale is now going on all
oyer the House.
Improve this opportunity to buy all classes
of goods cheap.
We will astonish you upon investigating
our goods and prices.
See our Parasols. See our silk Umbrellas.
See our Dress G-oods. See our Fans. See
our fine zephyr Ginghams, in all colors that
will not fade. See our White G-oods. See
our Shirtings. See our silk, lisle and cotton
Gloves. See our silk Mitts at lc per pair.
See Us on Everything
AND WE WILL SAVE YOU MONEY.
W W i
AT Q, C. STERL & CQ-'S.
If you miss this great May sale, you miss
buying goods cheap. We are in a po
sition to offer special low prices
on every line in our house.
See us on Clothing. See us on tine Hats.
See us on Gents' straw Hats. See us on thin
summer Coats- See us on Boots and Shoes.
See us on
MILLINERY GOODS I
In this department we will show you the
latest styles, trimmed in the latest New
York fashion, and certainly at the lowest
DaVisit our house and be convinced that
there is the place to trade.
OF HARVESTERS IS THE
BxL dsa uea
Every iiitelligent and 'well-informed farmer
It lasts longer,
it has lighter draft, and
It can be bought for less
Taking everything into consideration than
Call and we will convince yon that it
is everything we claim for it.
Don't place an order until
you have seen the ALL
STEEL DEERING BINDER.
Shockey & Snider.
in the Shade!
e have been having
realize that this is almost
weather will come upon ns unawares , and soon the mercury
will be ranging up near the 100 mark, so we should be pre
pared with light weight clothing. Tever have we had so
complete an assortment of light-weight wash fabrics as
at present. We can quote lower prices than you have ever
had named to you on same quality of goods It will be
money in your pocket to consult us before buying.
If you could hear some of the
comments passed on our line of
white goods by ladies who have
looked at white goods in other
stores, you would think that we
have just reason for being infatuated
with our line of these goods. At S,
10, 12A to 15c. we can show you
good values in white goods, but at
IS, 20, 22 and 25c we show vou bar
gains that will surprise you. Same
qualities sold last year at 25 to 40c.
AVa believe that our assortment
of lawns is double that of any house
in Abilene. "We havo stack of
them at 5c, stocks of them at 7c,
stocks of them at Sic and stack of
them at 10c. Our SAc lawn is a
special bargain, and Ave have never
had its equal at 10c prior to this
45-inch Oriental face ilouucings
45c, 50c, G5c, 75c and S5c per yard.
These prices need no comment, as
they are just about one-half former
Silts! Silts! Silts!!
It is now a foregone conclusion
that A. E Bishop it Co. carry the
largest stock of silks carried bv anv
house in this county. Our special
dnyes in all silk surahs 19 and 20
inches wide at io airiSoc are being
picked up by appreciative customers.
Our colored gros grains at $1.00 are
unsurpassed and our genuine India
silks (not China) y of a yard wide,
are especially desirable for summer
and evening wear. Our black
silks at yocSl-OO, 1.25, 1.35, '1.50,
1.G5, 1.S5, 2,00 and 2.25, beyond any
doubt surpass any other line
shown in Abilene. If you want to
buy good silk and buy them for less
money than you can buy them else
where, buv them of A. E. Bishop it
Some people think that our store is a
store for ladies only, but many men have
learned different, especially those who have
availed themselves of bargains not to be
Work shirts, good quality cheviot, only 50c. worth 75c.
Extra quality work shirt, genuine indigo blue, pleated
front Soc. Good duck overalls 75c per pair, seamless socks
3 pair for 25c, suspenders IS, 25 and 35c. Good under
wear (not trash) 40, G5 and 85c. Good linen collars 12c,
paper collars 10c per box, handerchiefs 5, 8, 10, 15, 20. and
25c, neckwear 25c, worth 50c, plow shoes, all solid $1.35
would be cheap at 1.50. Mechanics all solid shoe war
ranted to give satisfaction, only $1.75. Men's dress shoes
$2-50, 3.25, and 5.00. Men's straw hats 5, 10, 15
and 20c. Men's fine balbriggan hose, no seam, 20c;
British, 25, 30 and 35c; fancy hose 20, 25, 35, and
50c. It will pay you to trade with us, S"o goods mis
represented, everything sold on its merits.
the Leading Dry Goods, Boot and Shoe, and Millinery
House in 'Dickinson Connty.
cold weather an-1 we hardly
the middk' of Mav. The hot
AYe buy our parasols direct" from
the manufacturers in Philadelphia
(the parasol center of 'America) and
can save you the middle man's
profit. Buy your parasols of A. E.
Bishop it Co. aud save money.
2 :-: Special J3aigains -:- 2
That you want to buy quick. One
lot of ladies all silk mils at 15c per
pair, worth :J0 to S5 per pair. One
lot ladies lisle thread gloves at 15c
per pairj usually sold at 25c,
Ladies' line kid toe Slippers, h: a I
turned and Kid lined, only Sl.Ou a
All solid, warranted to weaiyNew
port tie. made for service, only
$1.00 per pair.
There is no department in our
house that we take more pleasure
in than in our millinery department.
There is no uest5oIf b wliat we
carry the j t st0ck , but what we
, hayc the ,att st , and bt wlu
our prices arc the lowest. We have
the best trimmer in Central Kansas.
We sell more millinery goods than
any other house in Central Kansas,
and we have every reason to be
proud of our success in the depart
ment. Our late styles and shapes
for summer are now in. Come and
see the new goods. Children's
trimmed sailor hats for 20c, :5c, 50u
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