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ABILENE, DICKINSON COUNTY, KANSAS, MAT 31, 1888.
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We want all the
I0B HIM LOANS
"WE CD-AJST G-BT,
At as Favorable a Rate of Interest
as can be obtained elsewhere.
irCall on us before you make your Loan.jgs
The Abilene Mortgage Co.
Office up-stairs over Citizens Bank.
Mch 15, SS,-ly
Isn't it about time for Ben Butler to
It always pleases historians or critics j "bD UP serenely?"
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mstory are remarking ; low its ravS-
The Sultan of Turkey gets seven and The Chicago Journal finds that La
a half millon dollars a year, probably mar is like necessity, because he knows
more than one editoi out of four in
this State receives.
The Gresham boom has taken root
in New England: in fact, it seems to
be the only boom that is gaining ground
just now anywhere.
"Weather prophets can win $500
offered by the Detroit Journal by nam
ing the three hottest days of 1888. It
is safe to bet on the 5th and 10th of
June and the 6th of November.
Democratic clubs are everywhere
Adopting the white hat as a distin
guishing mark of their politics. Let
the Republicans boycott the white tile,
we'll have a uniform of our own.
Everywhere are the federal courts
being closed on account of lack of
funds. It is about time the Demo
cratic economy was done away with
if it is to stop the courts of justice.
Again comes the rumor that the To
peka Commonwealth is to be purchased
by a Democratic syndicate and made
the State organ. It is said that the
price is $45,000 and one-half the money
is already raised. It looks to us as
though Democratic syndicates had
made exhibition enough of their weak
ness and poverty in the past six months.
The Topeka Capital, the leading
Blaine organ of the West, admits that
"The only thing that could be said
against General Gresham is that the
democratic party urgeshis nomination"
It is reported that the Bock Island
is now booming the town of Liberal,
npar the Indian Territory line, and
that it will make that its central point
for Kansas, leaving Herington out in
If there is anything in favorable
crop signs, now is an excellent time to
invest in Kansas real estate. By this
time next year real estate values will
probably have doubled. Emporia Re
publican. The reduction in the number of sa
loons in Philadelphia under the recent
law, is 80 per cent and the reduction
in arrests for misdemeanors over 300
per cent. Cold water never yet got a
man into trouble.
Some enterprising genius set about
to learn the average cost in mouey to
convert the sinners of Cuicago to
Christianity. As a result of his labors,
he found that it cost the Methodists
$25 to make a convert, the Baptists
$30, the Congregationalists $45, the
Presbyterians $60, the Episcopalians
$300 and the Catholics and Lutherans
$360. The article, salvation, seems to
come high, but whether it costs $25 or
$300 we advise all our readers to secure
a sufficient quantity of it for this life
and the life to come.
to discover striking coincidences be
tween events of the past and those of
several parallels between the
of Republican affairs in the spring of
1860 and in the present season. They
notice that then, as now, the party had
been out of office for som9 years; that
then, as now, the opposition had ex
ercised its power in upholding and
abetting the South in its ambitions.
In that year, as at present, there was
arising a sturdy son of the west whose
candidacy pleased the popular heart.
As Lincoln was nominated in the
"wigwam" in 1S60, so does it seem
that Gresham is likely to be nominated
in the newly erected auditorium in
1888. As Lincoln's name swept the
country in the famous campaign that
followed his nomination, so will Gresh
am's lead the Republican party to
The issues of I860 and of today are
not identical, though some of them are
the same. It has been proven that the
cause of slavery is not to again vex our
people's conscience, but there are ques
tions still pending which refer almost
as directly to the Nation's welfare.
The right to an honest ballot and fair
count, the protection of our industries
from the overshadowing grasp of
Europe, the purification of the civil
service, the proper recognition of our
pensioners and those entitled to the
Nation's bounty all demand atten
tion; and it is to be hoped that Illinois
favorite son may be chosen to lead to
success the only party which can and
will fearlessly dispose of them for the
best interests of the Nation.
Editor Dana anxiously watches the
rising "star of the West,'' Gresham.
and seems to indicate Inat he will fol-
There is little discussion yet over
county offices. Wc will wait until
be time enough.
Since the Quantrell hoide has in
dorsed Cleveland, we wonder if the
mugwumps can love him for the friends
that he has made, as well as the enemies.
It will indeed be "harmony, sweet
harmony," when Boss Glick supports
Judge Martin. Perhaps, though, Tom
linson will have something to say in
UNDER AND BY VIKTUE OF AX OKDEB
of sale Issued by the cleric of the District
Court or Dickinson county, State of Kansas, In a
cause pending therein, wherein C. II. Lebold Is
plaintiff, and Bar id R. McCurdaT, Ilirani ilcmr
?7' Clementina MeCurday, George A. Xiles,
Mira Mies, are defendants. I will on
Monday, June 4th, A. D. 1888,
a Hlf.front d0or the court lioute. In the city
"' -imruc, cuuuiy or uictinson, s'aie or Kansas,
atlO o'clock a.m. of aid day sell to the highest
bidder for cah, the follow In real estate to-wlu
Lot No. twenty-five (25), in LeboldV addition to
the city of Abilene, In bickinson connty, State of
Kanas. The aid real estate will be sold pursu
ant to the Judgment or the court in said cause re
cited in said order of sale.
Witness my hand this 3d day of May A. D.
o6-ot sheriff of Dickinson connty, Kansas.
County uniformity of text books
should be carefully considered by the
voters before school meeting. It has
many advantages and should be adopt
ed in this county.
The Gettysburg celebration.July 4th,
promises to be one of the most impres
sive ever known. An effort will be
made to forget the divisions of the
past and treat blue and gray alike.
Little move has yet been made by
the Democratic State press toward the
mention of nominees for minor State
offices. It recognize, of course, that
there is no show for them,poor fellows.
A Nebraska man stole a roof from a
shanty, and the local papers chuckle
over it as the cheekiest theft on record.
They probably never heard of the
villian who stole an orchard from a
farmer of this county.
The bill to create a department of
agriculture, with its chief officer a mem
ber of the President's cabinet, passed
the House by an almost unanimous
vote Monday. Eleven votes against it;
none of them from Kansas, however.
The condition of the crops in this
country are, taking the Nation over,
not above the average. Kansas is how
ever far above the average of recent
years, hence the indications point to a
vast immigration to this land of milk
and honey in the next twelve months.
The establishment of a bureau of in
dustry is a piece of legislation which,
if its interests and purposes are fulfilled,
will confer great benefits upon the
country. If the right men can be put
in control,there is no doubtbut that the
effort will prove successful. Hutchin
The Democratic State convention of
Texas voted down a resolution endors
ing the Mills Tariff Bill for the reason
that it would kill the wool industry of
that great State. The convention
adopted a tariff resolution containing
general platitudes and in favor of re
dueingthe surplus but not our surplus-
Noble Prenti shows his good sense
when, in explaining the change of the
Republican from an eight-page back to
a four-page, he says: "The publishers
of the Republican would very gladly
issu an eight-page paper continuously,
and the editorial force would cheerfully
perform the additional labor imposed,
if the party of the second part, viz.,
the business men of Newton, desired
Bach a paper, but there is no reason to
suppose that such a desire exists."
Newspapers are run in this age mostly
"for revenue," and when the balance
ia en the wronf side of the ledger it is
W i tf rtWfete W ttrJ in -mSk
The Atchison Champion hits the
nail squarely on the head when it says
that since that portion of Kansas
which lies south of the Kaw river se
cured every delegate at large to the
Chicago convention, and every presi
dential elector at large; and, since it is
conceded that northern and northwest
ern Kansas furnish the Republican
majorities which are such an important
factor in our State politics, it certainly
will not be deemed immodest or cheeky
for the section furnishing these major
ities to insist upon some equitable rec
ognition at the hands of the State con
vention which meets in Topeka July 25.
The Gresham Movement.
Quietly but irresistibly the movement
in favor of Walter Q. Gresham for
President gathers volume. Six weeks
have placed him away in the front of
all other candidates, with the possible
exception of Mr. Blaine. He has no
machine to work for him. He is appar
ently as indifferent to the result as
though his name had not been spoken
of in connection with the highest office
within the gift of any people. The
movement is not from the politicians,
but from the uprising of the masses.
There has never been anything of the
hot-house growth about it, but it is a
remarkable instance of healthy ad
vancement. The movement seems to
have originated in Illinois, and has
spread all over the "West, until today
there is au undercurrent pervading
almost every community tbreughout
the country that the best thing for the
Chicago convention to do is to nomi
nate Mr. Gresham for President.
Nineteen Gents a Bay.
In view of the present discussion
over the Mills Tariff bill it will be well
for the American public to weigh some
of the information that is being elicit
ed upon the subject of the effect of free
trade. For instance, in one speech
these facts were given i
"The Earl of Dunraven has resently
made a report to the house of lords
relative to the condition of labor in
East London. Among other things he
finds that the average wages are from
thirty-two to fifty cents a day, and
that women could not earn twenty
cents by working from seven in the
morning until midnight on waiscoats.
One of the witnesses summoned before
the committee of which the earl was
chairman, a skilled boot and shoe
maker, swore that his earnings the
round year would not average oyer
$1.20 a week, and other workmen testi
fied that the price paid for making
common boots is thirty-six cents a
dozen pairs, and for good1 boots one
dollar a dozen pairs."
Moreover, the earl's report added
that the condition of living of Eng
land's laborers was such that, the
strongest men were killed in the course
of. eight or fifteen years, and that
Tubmen rather than toil eighteen hours
a day at starvation wages, sopghfc lives
Has America anything to gain by in
viting such a state of affairs? by adopt
ing a system which the Nations
jtfaht havt trifea it ateft fcra faflure?
The Ottawa Republican attacks the
course of study in the high school at
Ottawa because Latin, with Ctesar's
Commentarits as text-book, is given so
much space and English scarcely any.
It uses the following pointed language:
" Caesar, with all the wisdom and
learning of his hundred oratioi.s, to
gether with his one essay on Agricul
ture, could not get a living on the best
section of Kansas land; he could not
master mechanical arts, nor fill any po
sition in busy, practical Kansas life, so
as to domicile in comfort and clothe
with decency a wife and her brood of
little Caesars. He would" not Have the
ability or sense to win a case, as a law
yer, in a Franklin county justice court,
and in the halls of the American Con
gress he would stand beside our own
Funston, a dwarf before a giant.
But even in these things, Caesar
would not be half so much out of place,
so utterly worthless as is Latin in the
common schools of Ottawa,
There is much in this, though it is
easy to make a too wholesale denuncia
tion of existing methods. The study
of the "dead"' languages has the fact
of mental discipline and knowledge of
word-roots to recommend it, but it is
nowada s admitted that the same men
tal culture can be obtained from more
modern and practical studies and that
knowledge thus acquire will be of
more value to learner than informa
tion regarding word-roots.
roma hypercritieul polut of view,
education for mere money-getting is
wrong. But the fact remains that the
large majority of youths have their
own living to get and an education
which gives the same culture and yet
fits them more fully for succeeding in
life is undoubtedly the best.
Probably not ten per cent, of tlie pu
pils who take a high sohool course,
wholly or in part,ever pnter any higher
institution of learning. It is best then
to give them as much of practical,
every-day knowledge as possible.
Business is unsettled throughout the
country owing to a fear that by some
hook or crook the Mills tariff bill may
pass. Be calm, gentlemen, be calm.
We are going to spend $25,000,000 by
the River and Harbor bill, that will
help things wonderfully.
STATE OF KANSS,
Dickinson County f-
Badger Lumber Company ts. Hiram MeCurday.
By virtue of an Execution to me directed md
delivered, lssned out of the Eighth Jndiclal Dis
trict i "outt of the State of Kansas, Mtting in and
for Dickinson county, in eaid state, I will, on
Monday, June 4th, A. B. 1888
between the hours of 10 o'clock a. m. audi! oclok
p. tu or said day, at the court houscdoortn Abi
lene, in the couuty and State aforesaid, offer ror
public sale and sell to the highest bidder, for cash
in hand, all Ule right, title and iut-ret or the
xbove named defendant, in and to tte following
described real estate to-wiu Lot No. seventj
two (72) on Buckeye avenue In Southwick and
Augustine's addition to the city of Abilene. Snb
Ject to a mortgage of SMo. Said property levied
on and to be fold as the property of the above
named defendant. D. W. XaILL, Sheriff.
Sheriff's office. Dickinson connty, Ka. S(5-5t
UXDER and by virtne of an order of sale iv
sned by the Clerk of the district court of
Dickinson connty. State of Kansas, in a cause
pending therein, wherein Thomas Kirby is plain
tiff, and John A. Turner. Ida A. Turner. Tho
Travelers Insurance Company, G. W. Carpenter.
David McCoy, Susan McCoy. James W. lilll and
E. T. Hill are Def udents, I will on
Monday, June 18th, A. B. 1888,
at the front door of the court honse. in the city
of Abilene, connty of Mckineon, State of Kail
Ms, at "(I 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
number One (1), in George W. Carpenter" b addi
tion to the city of Abilene, in Dickinson county.
State of Kansas. The eaid property will be sold
pursuant to the judgment of the court in said
cause recited in said order of sale.
Witness my hand this 16th day of May, A. D.
18S3. ! W.XAILL.
38-5 Sheriff of Dickinson connty, Kansas.
The Acknowledged King
OF HARVESTERS IS THE
Wichita proposes to hold a union
service Wednesday and decorate the
graves of the blue and the gray alike.
This is a fitting thing to do. The bit
ter feelings of more than a quarter of a
century ago are over for the rank and
file of the two armies. Let them be
brothers now; but a few years longer
and time for them will be no more.
The remarkable favor with which
the name of Judge Gresham as a possi
ble or probable nominee of the Nation
al Republican Convention has been re
ceived in all sections11 -jf the country
and especially throughout the great
middle "West, that part of the country
which furnishes Republican electoral
votes, is one of the marked features of
the ante-convention canvass.
A Radical Change.
The Methodist Episcopal church has
for years stood alone among its sister
organizations in J;be master of pastoral
term. No minister has been allowed
to remain in one charge longer than
three years out of six. This rule has
been rigorously adhered to and has
always been a cause of dissatisfaction
to many pastors and layrnen. Jt has
been urged that in the larger cities the
Methodist preachers were at a disad
vantage in pot being ablp to ad.d. the
infjuencp of long residence to their
personal efforts. The system which
was suitable upon the frontier and in
the old days of circuit riders was found
illfitted for the demands of these days.
The opposition has been steadily
growing until in the present Cjeneral
Conierence the question came up with
a backing which could not be ignored,
thirty-five petitions for a change being
On Tqesday the comniiitee. on, jtin;
eracy reported an extension from
three to four years. After a hot dis
cussion, the report was voted down
and a substitute of five.years for four
was carried. The ministerial delegates
j yoted: For, 208; against, 65. The lay
men: For, 88: against. 64.
This is tbe most radical change tha$
has taken plape in the church's govern
ment in years and is probably the open
ing wedge to, ward a system similar c
that of other churches, regaining the
p&3tor during mutual satisfaction of
preacher and charge. The old things
j of s verity pisa awy.
It is all wrong for Republican papers
to say that the negroes of Louisiana
are not allowed to vote as they ple.se,
and those who undertake to make our
people believe that they are not, do our
Southern brethren a great injustice.
The black man in that, as in all other
Southern States, votes exactly as he
pleases, but the joke of it is, the white
man counts the votos exactly as iie
pleases. It's a grand thing to be
ranked as an American citizen. Hope
This is not a good year for manufac
tured enthusiasm for any candidate,
because the Republican party has its
thinking cap on and common sense
will have more to do with the nominal
tion of a winning ticket at Chicago
than cyclonic sentiment. From the
present outlook, it seems to us that if
Judge Gresham is nominated he will
be elected, If he is not nominated,
we hope tbat a more available man
will be found, but as it looks now the
finding of a more available man will
be a very difficult task.
UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF AX ORDER OF
sale 1-sned by the clerk of the District 'onrt
or LiicKinton county, btate or Kansas, in a cause
pending therein, wherein, I. S. Hallara & F. L.
Parker, partners as Hallam fc Parker, are plain
tiff, and W'lllixm J !tnel!, Sallie F Rus--ell.
UilandSouthuorth and John P. Agnew, are de
fendants. I will, on
Monday, June 18th, A. B-, 1888.
at tnc front dcor of th" court house. In the city of
Abilene, connty of Dickinson. State of Kanas. at
10 o'clock, a. in., or taid day -ell to the
highest bidder for cash, the following de--cribed
real estate to-wit: I.oN No. four and five
(4 and 5), in block ten (10). in Knney !c HodjreS
addition to the city ot Abilene in Dickinson
cotintr. State or Kan?as. Subject to a mortgage
Hen of SSO0 with Interest at the rate of 12 per cent
per annum from May 1st, 1SS7.
The said real estate will be Fold pursuant to the
judgement of the court In said catue recited in
said order of sale.
Wltuess my hand this lGthdayorMay, A. D.USS.
D. W. NAILL,
38-5 Sheriff of Dickln-on coun ty, Kansas.
UNDER and by virtne of an order of sale issued
by the Clerk of the District Court of Dickln
county, 6tate of Kansas, In a c.iue pending
therein, wherein A. L. Freeman, is plaintiff and
AloN Spenner, Ann Spenner, (jeo. w. Cjirponter.
Kansas Farm Mortgage Company, and L B. West
are defendants 4 11, an
Mouday. June 18, A. B. 1888,
at thetront door or the court house, in the city or
Abilene, County or Dickinson, State of Kansas,
at 10 o'clock a. m. of eaid day sell to the highest
bidder for cash, the following described real
estate to-wit: Tile N. X of the N. E. l and the
S. W. lu or the N, E. V and tho N. W. l4 or the
S. E. t oT section six (0) township rourtetui (U)
range tivp (5) east, in Dickinson county statu of
Kansas. The Eaid property will ha gold pursuant
to the judgment ot the court in said cause recited
in said Order of galo.
Witness my hand this 16th day or Slay, A. D.1&8.
D. W. NAILL,
3S-5t Sheriff of Dickinson county. Kansas.
Every intelligent and well-informed farmer
It lasts longer,
It has lighter draft, and
It can be bought for less
Taking everything into consideration than
Notice of Final Settlement-
In the Probate Court of Dickinson County,
In the matter of tUe estate of Jacob Marts, de
ceased. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
Administrator of the estate or Jacob Marts, de
ceased, win make final settlement Ot said estate
In the Probate Court of Dlcklni-on county, Kan
sas, on Monday, the 0th day of Jnly, A. D. !So8.
All persons interested will govern thenuelved
accoraingly. JACOB S. MARTS,
Call and we will convince you that it
is everything we claim for it.
Doii't place an order until
you have seen the ALL
STEEL DEERING BINDER.
ockey & Snider.
Charles Dudley Warner condemns
the Chicago press for not upholding the
city. Pfe says that muoh or! the im
pression which is generally extant that
Chicago society is fast, vulgar and
shoddy, that the people are wanting in
culture and are slaves of itaranon and
that the courts are pheily filled with
divorce cases is due to the llippant
style in which the Chicago press has
treated the city's doings, Jt J3 a strong
charge to bring; for, ot all things, a
newspaper's first duty is to stand by
and uphold its own town and its own
There seems to have been some
Democratic repeaters in tba 21. '. con
ference at Jew York on Wednesday.
The report of the proceedings in con
nection with the election of a bishop
reads very much like the report of an
ordinary Democratio caucus, .Jt says
that something of a sensation was ere
a.ted when the tellers returned with the
result of the seventh ballot by one of
the tellers announcing evidences of re
peating, two votes being found that
were thrown out. One consisted of a
slip of paper nearly torn through" the
center into two strips ith the names
of twp candidates written on each slip
in the same handwriting. The other
consisted of two pieces of paper with
the corners turned down go that the
two could be cast aa one and then be
corxie separated, in the hat. The two
pieces of pajer were identical in size,
had the same corners turned down,
contained the same candidates names
and were in the suae handwriting.
Jfatice for Publication.
Land Office at Salina, Kaa.
May 8, 1S88.
otice is hereby given that tho following
named settler ha tiled notice of nil intention to
make tlnal proof In support of ti claim, and that
said proof will be tnaJu before the Probate Jndge
of Dickin-en county, at Abilene. Kansas, on
Juno 1C, IbaS, viz: William E Bier, Homestead
entry No 8390 for the south hair of the north
west qnarter (sWnw) of Section two (.
I ownship twelve (li), Kauge two (-') east of ;Ue
Sixth P. M.
He names the following wknobsca tap0e bis
continuous residence npaii, nd cultivation or.
said land, viz: Charles M, Brenizer, John Pnron
ister. Aaron . Uuse and lias Kreailv, all or Ab
ilene p. Q., Kansas. 37-G S. 31. Pauie'r, Kegister,
STATE OF KANSAS, i
Dickinson connty. f00
In the DUtrict court of nJd county:
John W. Baker, p4iattfr. v$. William II. Towa
send. Mollle Towcsend, W. A. Cormack. A. U.
Coranck, Henry Billings and T. C. Ilenry
The above-named defendants, William II.
Townsend, Mollie Townscnd, A. U. cormack,
Uenry Billings, and T. C. Henry and W. A. Cor-niact-;
of parts unknown and each
ot tftem, will take notice that John Baker, the
above-named pUlnillT did on the 10th day of Mav.
A, D.lesS, file bis petition In the District Court In
and for the connty of Dickinson, in the State of
Kansas, against the said William II. Townsend,
Mollie To nsend, W. A. Cormack, A. R. t ormack,
Henry BUling3 and T. C. nenry, defendant. 6et
tin? forth that the said William H. Towncendand
Mollie Townsend on the 15th day or July, A. D.
It86,gavp a mortgage to the Eaid John W. Baker,
on the following described real estate, situated in
Dickinson COitnty, Slate ol Kansas, to-wlt:
CQmnjfnclng at the northwest corner or the
south half ii) of the northeast quarter (H) or
section nineteen (13) townsldp thirteen
(13) sonth or range two (2) east
ot theUth (6) p. in.; running thence
south six and twenty-four hnnsjdths (G 24-iOOj
chains thence eastparalell to the north line or
said tniot lx and twenty-one hundredths (6 21-100)
vhatns; thence south paralell to the west line of
said south half CM) to tie north line of the right-of-way
of the, l". P. R. It, thence nortneast along
said "right-of-way to a running north
and Eoath fourteen and tuirty-ave
one-nundredths (11 35-100) chains east
and paraleU to the west line or said
south naif (l-) thence north on said line seven
teen and hixty-six one-hundredth3 (17 6G-1C0)
chains to the north line of the south half ();
thence west fourteen and thlrtytHe oue-hun
dredths (1 1 1-35-100) to the place ol boginning;
containing nineteen (19) acre;- said mortgage to
secure the payment of fourteen hundred dollars
(51,100), acceding to. three certain notes referr
ed to and made a part of said mortgage; and
praying that the tafd William D. Townsend and
Mollie Townsend mav pay the s-id tutn of $1,400
now claimed to be due, with interest amounting
to S137.09 or that said premises may be sold to pay
the same; and the Bald defendants are notified
that they are required ta appear and answer said
netltVoa on cr before the SStti day of Jose, A. D.
1SSI next, or judgment wul be rendered
against them for foreclosure and
tale of mortgaged premises and
forever barring them or any of them bom settling
up or claiming any interest therein according to
the prayer oi said petition. JOHN W. BAKER,
For thirty days, at the
HDie-uecic iooi and Shoe
Store. To reduce my stock for the arrival of
Cash Paid For Hides and Furs.
Brrrrso, Je his attorney.
Riildren Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
JTor Sale by Barnes & Xobthcraft I
W. H. EICHOLTZ,
Graduate of the Rochester School of Embalming,
A new and fall line of Metalic, "Wood and
Cloth-covered burial cases and caskets, bur
iel robes and bnriel shoes can be found at the
old stand of W. H. Eicholtz. Also a fine
-s-Embaiming a SpafQ:
Calls attended to day or night. Residence, first house west of 8te, cor
ner of Third and Cedar streets, Abilenej Xans wSf