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Have your prescriptions compounded
at John M. Gleissner's Drug Store,
east side of Broadway, cor. 3d st. 39-Iy
Official Paper of Count? ail City.
THURSDAY, MAY 31, 188S.
FRANK A. SMALLEY,
Attorney at Law
Southeast Corner Broadway and 3d Streets.
Banner City is agitating the creamery
Mrs. Dr. Curtis, of Dwignt, is visit
iting relatives and friends in Abilene.
L. A. Peck, Carlton, was gianted a
notatorial commission on Wednesday.
The Catholic parish school had inter
esting May-crowning exercises in the
church last evening.
The Sun says that enthusiasts are
still digging for coal near Manchester
and that they will get it "if they go
Judge Nicholson says that the Abi
lene press is tha most courteous in the
district, in regard to meddling with
Preparations for the State Sunday
School Association meeting are going
forward. Dr. Welsher will deliver the
address of welcome.
Henry Brandley, Topeka, secretary
Republican State Central Committee
and apromineut candidate for secretary
of state, is talking politics in the city.
The finest strawberries we have seen
this year are those from the garden of
Mrs. Lenhart on Cottage avenue. The
sample picking shown us was delicious.
County Treasurer John J. Coopei
and family returned last Monday from
a three weeks' visit with relatives in
Springfield and Uhrichsville, Ohio.
The board of equalization holds its
regular meeting Monday, June 4th.
If your assessment is in any way out
of joint then is tlte time to lemedy it.
Salina's Y. M. C. A. pioposes to
build a $26,000 temple and is working
hard to raise the money. Abilene will
build one next year that will cost $26,
001. Manchester will celebrate thePourth.
We note that a committee of two on
(lancing and. of one on wafer have been
appointed. It is evident which cause
the people consider the most important.
J. D. McMaster shipped today to
parties in New York and Ohio samples
of rye grown on the Lebold farm west
of town. The stalks are over six feet
in length. It will show what Kansas
Twelve line thoroughbred trotters
were brought down from Minneapolis
Friday and will be trained on Abi
lene's mile track. They are owned by
A. S. Olney, aud can be seen at Ball's
Through an oversight, the singers
and; the Sorjs of Veterans, who aided so
greatly in the memorial services, were
not thanked in the G. A. It. resolu
tions. Their efficient aid was never
It is reported that the Abilene High
School Alumni will hold their annual
reunion and banquet about the middle
of June. So many old graduates are
now in the city that the occasion will
be peculiarly enjoyable.
Ajbert;, and Jliss "Grace Sewell ten
dered a 'receptioq tQ the graduating
class and Miss Wilder, their former
teacher, Saturday evening. Elegant
refreshments were served, a musical
and literary program listened to and a
charming time enjoyed.
The Santa Fe notables left for Bos
ton last evening. They expressed
themselves as highly pleased with Abi
lene, and predMcteg great thjngs forhe.r
future . K- B. Purcell, one of the
party, remained until the midnight
train when he went to his home, Manhattan.
The Firemen's tournament and
Fourth of July celebration which has
been advertised for Abilene will not
take place. Abilene had her turn
three years ago and now Manhattan
ctemjs t'pg htfpor.' "This, fapfc" poqpled
yith lack of sufljeiput fqnds induces
the firemen to make this announce-,
Fragrant Hill Fragrance the Topic
The Sutphens' mills' case which has
been on trial for two days was given to
the jury Saturday. The chiet wit
ness for the State has been Jos. Shaf
fer, who turned State's evidence and
told many damaging tales regarding
the gang. He testified that they had
not only robbed farmers in their neigh
borhood but merchants in Hope, Her
ington, Enterprise and Abilene, Hodge
Bros, and A. C. Bomig in this city.
The defense introduced considerable
testimony to prove Shaffer lacking in
veracity. The State brought, of
course, testimony in rebuttal.
Judge Nicholson today gave his in
structions to the jury clearly infoiming
them of the duty that lay before them.
Hon, J. B. Buiton,assistant attorney
for the State, addressed the jury in
forcible language reviewing the evi
dence and showing in strong terms the
unassailable burden of evidence against
the prisoners. After a short recess. C.
S. Ciawford made the opening plea for
the defense. He dwelt upon the im
peachment of Shaffer's testimony and
made a strong case for his clients.
Mohler and Hurd followed and the
case was given to the jury at 2:30. Af
ter 40 minutes, the jurj returned a
verdict of guilty of grand larceny
and burglary against Hiram and Isaac
Johnson, Henry Krienhop and Martin
Thomas. The penalty is imprisonment
at hard labor for not exceeding five
The first case was the State vs. John
Bell. This is a second case against Mr.
Bell for being implicated with the gang
of thieves which has infested the north
eastern part of the county for several
years. G. W. Hurd and O. L. Moore
appealed for the State, and C. S. Craw
ford for the defense. The evidence
was very similar to that which was
produced in the former case against
Mr. Bell and elicited the fact that Mr.
Bell belongs to a gang of villains who
were banded together for the purpose
of pilfering what ever they could
lay their hands on; that their principal
woik was in stealing farming imple
ments from farmers, fruit treps, fence
wire, lumber, and anything about
stores in Junction, Abilene or Chapman
that they could get their hands on. It
is a miniature Blalock outfit, and if
they had not been caught thus early in
their career they would doubtless have
developed into robbers and murderers.
Theie have already been six convic
tions and more suits still pending. O.
u. Moore, of the law firm of Burton &
Moore, deserves especial credit for
ferreting out this gang of thieves and
working up the evidence Thich has
placed the criminals behind the bars.
In the case of the State vs. Yocum,
in which Yocum was charged with dis
posing of mortgaged property for the
purpose of defrauding the mortgagee,
Yocum plead guilty and was fined $50
The Court then passed sentence upon
a nmber of prisoners who had been
convicted or plead guilty.
Mr. James Smith, found cuilty of
assault and battery at Herington, was
fined $25 and costs.
The young, 13-year-old boy, Abram
Skedgel, who came here from New
York about a year ago under the auspi
ces of the Children's Aid Fund, and.
who was found guilty of stealing a
wagon, team and colt, was sent to the
reform school until he is 21 years old.
Jesse Moore, charged with taking
coal from the Missouri Pacific Railroad
Co. at Herington, was discharged, the
county attorney stating that he did not
believe the defendant was guilty.
Jim Allison, who plead guilty to sell
ing "bug juice" contrary to law, will
languish in the county jail for the next
sixty days and until he pays a fine of
$100 and the costs of hig prosecution.
Thus the way of the transgressor
was npt very smooth yesterday.
Court adjourned until Thursday
morning at 9 o'clock, at which time
will be called the case of the State vs.
Morgan, in which case the defendant
is charged with murdering one Goul
m the south part of the county.
State vs Thos. Morgan for murder of
Goul. Atty. Hurd assisted by W. S.
Stambaugh; W. H. parpeqter. and W.
II. Ketchum, Marion, 'io.r. deuse.
Nearly all day taken in impaneling a
jury. At 3:30 the first witness, A. J.
Shumway, was called ana is sun on
the stand. His testimony is chiefly re
garding the location of the scene of the
Hon. J. S. Hollingerhas growing up
uuma"uu'' wvi v vuuian, some
Ebersolft wh. which it wm pay Qm
farmers to examine. The seed was
brought from Pnnsylvan an$ p
mgjrjfjcent stand shpws xba It js emi-
neny fitted fV this country, being
iiardy, of rapid rank growth and sure
'fl make a crop. Farmers should not
fal jo. look at this new grain. It may
prove a bonanza.
' tf St
npojntmntq qfRqv. T$. D. Christian,
earn of the Northwest Convoca
Belleville, Tuesday, May 29, 8 p. m.
Sgandja, "YYednesday, May 80, Sp. m.
Stockton, Friday, June 1, 8 p. m.
Osborne, Sunday, June 3, 11 a. m.
and 8 p. m.
Cawker City, Monday, June 4, 8pjn.
Minneapolis, Wednesday, June 6, 8
Death of J. D. Meeks.
A peculiarly sad death was that of
J. D. Meeks who passed away this
morning about 2 0,'clpck. Mr." Meeks,
orLevy'ahe aq familiarly called,
came here about two years ago and
worked for several horsemen about the
city, being something of an expert -
horse management. fall he ent
to EDto'rprise where he remained, en
gaged in the same business, until about
two weeks ago when he came to Abi
lene, stopping a,t the. fiurris House, to
to be. treated for a chronic trouble. In
spite of doctors' care he sank steadily
until this morning when his suffering
was oyer. He leaves a wife to mourn
alone, far from home and friends, the
loss of her nrotector.
The f uneral waa held from the Bur
ns House this afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Bev. H. C. Humphrey, officiating. The
interment was in the Abilene ceme
Insanity case of Jas. Costella, Ban
ner City. Adjudged insane. "Will be
taken to asylum as soon as papers can
The insanity case of W. Kirkpatrick,
i TVooabine, will he heard tonight.
T. L. Thornton, One of Ahilene's Ko-t
Esteemed Citizens, Passes Away.
For many years T. L. Thornton has
been ore of the best known and most
hiehlv esteemed citizens of our city.
and when, during the winter, his heath
began to fail, hosts of friends expressed
their anxiety in view of his waning
About two weeks ago, he
became suddenly worse aud it was
feared that he would then die. But
his wonderful vitality carried him
through and he rallied sufficiently by
the first of the week to awaken hopes
of his ultimate recovery. Still his
stomach could retain scarcely any
nourishment, and on "Wednesday he
suffered a relapse. In spite of physi
cians' careful attention and the minis
trations of anxious friends he sank
rapidly aud last Friday about half
past seven passed into that sleep which
knows no waking.
Mr. Thornton bas been a resident of
Dickinson county about 17 years. He
came here in 1S71 bringing a stock of
goods from his native State, Illinois,
and for six years was one of the chief
business men of the city. In 1878 he
was elected Eegister of Deeds on the
Republican ticket aud for three terms
filled that position ably, leaving the
affairs of the office in most excellent
condition when in 1884 he turned it
over to his successor. Since 1884 he
has been engaged in overseeing his
large real estate and stock investments
in this county.
He leaves a wife and four daughters
to mourn his decease. The latter are
fortunately all at home. Misses Lotta
aud Josie living with their pareuts and
Mrs. Delia Person, of Erie, 111., and
Mrs. Nellie Sunderland, Larned, Kas.,
having been summoned some days ago.
His neice. Miss Ella Thornton, also
made her home with him.
The Thornton residence was Sun
day afternoon a scene of sadness. Hun
dreds had gathered to pay the last
tributes of respect to the friend and
citizen who was about to be laid away
forever. Not only were the spacious
rooms filled to overflowing, but the
porches and lawn held a large assem
blage hushed with thoughts of sorrow.
The services opened with the singing
of the beautiful hymn, "Abide with
Mo," by a quartette composed of Messrs.
Sumner and McCormack,Mrs.B. Guffin
and Mrs. T. E. Sewell. A tender
prayer that strength might be vouch
safed to the weeping relatives was
offered by Rev. Dr. Welsher. Bev. W.
H. Zimmerman, who was to deliver
the sermon, took no text, bijtread
several appropriate passages from the
scriptures and then spoke briefly. He
referred to the noble character of the
dead as a citizen, as a husband and
father, as a friend. He realized how
utterly inadequate were human words
to soothe the broken hearts of the
mourners; but with all the tenderness
possible, he pointed them to the one
Comforter in whom there is relief.
The singers, as a closing hymn, sang
the ever-touching "Kock ot Ages,3'
and then the gathered multitude was
allowed to look for the last time upon
the face of the departed.
As they filed" slowly through the par
lors, past the coffin loaded, with beauti
ful flowers, every heart was touched by
the sight of the stricken family, and
especially the heart-broken wife, sob
bing as if all in life that was good had
fled from them.
Borne by the hands of the friends of
many years, Messrs. R. Knox, G. C.
Kenyon, A. C. Romig, M. Nicolay, C.
G. Hawk aud M. P. Jolley, the remains
were plaed in the hearse and, followed
by a long train of mourning friends,
were carried to their last resting place,
the city of the dead.
It is seldom, tbatlmcu poiguant grief
is witnessed as seemed to settle upon
the bereaved, family yesterday. The
wife, especially, was srreatly overcome
and at the grave fainted quite away.
All the immediate relatives were pres
ent, Charles Thornton, of Montrose,
Col.; and W. H. Sunderland, Larned,
Kas., having arrived last week.
The board of education, of W.hjch
Mr. Thornton as ryeaid,en,tl met in
special sessiau Saturday evening and
passed the following resolutions upon
Office of the Board of Education of the
city of Abilene, Kas., May 26, 1888.
Whereas, The relations of our hon
ored president, Thomas L. Thornton,
with this board have been suddenly
and irrevocably severed by deatty and
Whereas, We, the members of this
board, recognize in ttiisj v&rhble dispen-
sation'the indubitable evidence that we
must all, at last, submit to the decrees
of a Power and a.
rules all earthly destinies
Besol;e(j Tuat while we submissive
ly bow to this inevitable decree, we re
alize to its fullest extent the sad fact,
that we have thereby lost a mo&t useful
officer and member, the community, a
valuable and upright citizen; the fam
ily, a most loving and lnauigent uus
band and father, and that his death
should be deeply deplored by all.
Rpsnlvpd. That the family of our de
ceased president and friend is entitled.
to, and nave tne sinceresu am luuci
est sympathy of each and every mem
ber of this board, and that we, in thus
tendering our condolences, feel that our
loss and our grief thereat, are in nowise
to be compared with the immeasurauie
insa whir.h thev have sustained, and
the unutterable sorrow which has fallen
Resolved, That the members of the
board of education, the members of the
examining committee, and tne superin
tendent and principals of our schools
attend the funeral in a body.
Resolved, That these resolutions be
spread on the records of the board, that
a copy be presented to the family, and
that they be published in our city pa
pers. By order of the Board.
HONOEING THE KEBOES.
ileniorial Exercises in the Opera
House Sunday Afternoon.
The Bonebrake was crowded from
rostrum to door at 2 p. m. yesterday,
with an audience gathered to show re
spect and honor to the li-ad heroes of
our land. The stage and walls had
betn profusely decorated with tlagsj
and bunting and every arrangement
made which could add to the impress
iveness of the occasion.
At 2 o'clock the G. A. 11. veteraus
marched in a body from the Post room
aud occupied seats in the center of the
The services opened with singing
"Praise God from whom all blessings
flow.' The invocatiou was offered by
Rev.'Zimmerman. who also presided
during the exercises. Music by the
Madrigals, with Miss Mamie Hoising
ton as accompanist, followed. Rev.
Dr. Welsher read scripture lessons ap
propriate to the occasion. Rev. F. M.
Porch made a feeling prayer. The
large audience joined in singing
'America,"" after which followed the
sermon by Dr. McKeehan.
The speaker took for his text these
words, "A good soldier, a captain, he
fights a good
several analogies between actual war
fare and the figurative warfare of
Christianity, he rapidly sketched the
sad and the cheerful scenes of camp
life, showing how each had their
counterparts in life. The qualifica
tions of a good soldier were next taken
up. Ambition for promotion, prayer,
confidence in commander, and respect
and love of commander for the soldier
were the ones most important. The
sermon closed with an address to the
veterans present and a peroration de
scribing the last great review at the
judgment. The discourse abounded in
historical references and was particu
larly severe upon the present policy of
the government in refusing to grant
proper pensions to the old soldiers.
One hundred million dollars in the
treasury and yet disabled soldiers are
refused aid and even insulted when
they ask it.
Rev. S. O. Humphrey made the
closing prayer, the Madrigals sang a
dirge, Rev. Zimmerman pronounced
the benediction and the audience was
Thomas Carlton, sentenced to 15
days imprisonment and $25 fine for as
sault and battery was today, upon pay
ment of fine and costs in full, released
A Temueranoe Party.
The second section of the noon train
was filled with a party of 200 Californ
ians on their way to the National Prohi
bition convention at Indiauano and
to visit friends in the East. With the
party were se.ven delegates to the con
vention. The car was decorated with
mottoes and legends ana the passen
gers distributed freely copies of the
prohibition platform. The delegates
declared that Kansas' and especially
Ahilene's air was sweeter and purer
than that of any section through which
they had passed,
Yesterday morning, the sad news
was reported that the 2-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. White had been
taken from them by death.
The littV fellow had been ill
for about two weeks with scarlet fever
and had suffered intensely from that
terrible disease. The funeral services
were held this afternoon at the house,
Rev. Dr. McKeehan officiating., A
large number ccf friends, were present
and followed, t,he remains to the ceme
tery, to.'show their sympathy with the
bereaved parents,. We, in common
with hnncVreds of others, extend ou
condolence to the afflicted ones.
Axjilexe, Kas., Hay 31.
Hojrs. perl001b? 00 4 50
Cows.perlOOlbs 3 00Q3 23
Steers, per 100 lb? 4 0034 50
(Corrected weekly by Jolmtz & Rice Mill Co.)
Wheat, Xo. 2, soft i
Wheat, Xo. 3, soft .
Wheat, Xo.2. hanl
Wheat. Xo. 3
(Corrected weekly by Kunip, Fickes. J: Co.)
llutter, pood ? 1020
Chickens, per lb, dressed 10
Chickens, per doz. alive 3 0V5J 10
Turkeys, per lb, alive 7
Efrss, per doz 10
Onions., pcrbu 1 K2-00
Cabbape, per lb . 3
Potatoes, lri-.li I 25bl c0
Flour, per 100 lbs . i 20&2 0
LxxS? ii A T
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4 4UT1UVIIW ! ,.l
A-s we predicted Monday, the Abi
lene base ball club came home from,
Herington with victory Torched; high
upon theirball baa. The grounds
are sad to. have been very dusty and so
caused, many errors on both sides
score made waa:
1 ". I R fi 7 s
Abllcno a 3 10 9 4 4 7 &-35
Ilerlngton St 2 0 0 15 0 2 0-U
The Fort Riley club being unable to
come here tomorrow, negotiations are
pending with the McPherson. club
which may result in, bringing them
here, f they come, the game will be
placed; tomorrow afternoon on the Fair
view addition grounds.
Cash! Cash! Cash!
Paid for Strawber
ries at the Parlor Gro
cery of Kump, Fickes
To get your watches, clocks and
jewelry repaired promptly and satis
faction guaranteed, go to E. Sutter &
Cash! Cash! Cash!
Eggs! Eggs! Eggs!
10c cash paid for eggs
At Kump, Fickes &
The best watches and clocks for the
least money, at . Sutter & Co.'s. 39-4
Take your eggs to
the Parlor grocery
where they pay 10 cts
per dozen cash.
Mowers and binders are in demand.
Shockey & Snider have a full line of
Cash! Cash! Cash!
Cash paid for young
chickens at the Parlor
Fickes & Co.
The celebrated Johnston gold and
steel spectacles and eye glasses, Scotch
pebbles, at E. Sutter & Co.'s. 3!)-4
FARMERS TAKE NOTICE!
Siigar sold by the
barrel or one hundred
pounds, ior cash, at
just what it cost at
Kump, Fickes & Co.
E. SUTTER & CO.,
ers and jewelers, 208
Stationery as you want itatSewell's.
Bring your produce
to Berry, Berry & Co.
and get the highest
South American Nervine.
The creat conqueror of Indigestion,
Dyspepsia, all Xervous Diseases and
failing health builder beyond compari
son ever disccivwed and the most certain
and absolute preventive and cure for
Consumption, when used in time, ever
offered to the afflicted. It preforms
these maivelous cures by filling the
blood with richness and vital plasma
whioh rapidly heals all diseased and
broken tissues and casts off all disease
from the system. A trial bottle will
convince you. Price 15 cents,and $1.25
Sold by J. M. Gleissner, druggist, Abi
lene. Full line of staple
and fancy groceries
and dry goods at Ber
ry, Berry & Co.'s.
SITC STOPPED FREE
I 9 Intans Persons Bestow.
I WDi KLINE'S GREAT
" NERVE RESTORER
I tar rOl RI1I9 NIITZ MYIASIS. 0t Off
Hire for Km AftvK -RM, gwTi 'eIc.
I InrAUJtU If )u "ii, "J after
I Tit pmwhYM" PjkiS ipr rt -un hnx when
lH..t.l Snd MAIUtl. I. O. AMI tf ..... Hf
TSLwd o DK. KJtlSvSi.'Ji' .. PMUdflpb!.. Ta.
SI)reEStlI. DCtrjtr.n vc i- t ATla 1 11AUU3.
IN MY PRESENT LOCATION.
Tne balance of the stock MUST GO inside
of Thirty Days Lower Prices than
Ever. Bargains! Bargains!
Take advantage of this opportunity, and
buy clothing at your own price. Don't make
a mistake by delaying, but buy now. As the
time is short and July 1st will soon be here,
then it will be too late to secure the Greatest
EVER OFFERED IN KANSAS.
S. S. Association.
The Willowdale S. S. Association
held its biennial convention at the
Prairiedale M. E. church May 24th. A
large congregation gathered to partici
pate in and enjoy the exercises. Yice
President Dilling occupied the chair.
The program as arrangtd by the com-
mittpp was rendered in full. All but
one to whom topics had beqn assigned,
came prepared to maka the occasion
interesting and profitahle.
Mesars. T. E. Dewey and E. J. Fin
Ipv. nf Abilene, also, Eevs. Glen-
denning and Scouton were present and
rendered efficient assistance.
a rpsniiition was passed and a com
mittee of arrangements appointed for
a mass S. S. convention of the four
Xprthwest-Dickinson townships to be
hefd in August."
The music was conducted by J. Keif
fer and a band of willing assistants.
Esrffs wanted at the
Parlor grocery, for
, . -, m . ia
wnicn wewm pay jlu
1 cents per -dozen cash.
Great rejoicing all ov r tnc world on account o
the discovery of Soufa American Xcrvine which
is acknowledged t', & the mot valuablemed
ical dlscoverT 0f this century, it jwseeses prop
erties wl'ch qnicklj cure the Stomach and 'crjee
jr'..i. er,t-...,t n,i tofwxifcinT hpltli where ais-
easc?nervonsnta and paiu have been the rnle.
South America Nervine has no equal as a core
fur a cak Stomach, weak rvcr, weak Lnnjr
weaklv females, weakness of old ae and all f rms
ot filing health, A trial bottle will convince you
PricelS cts, and $1.25. Sold by J. M. GIeissneb
druggist, Abilene, Kansas.
Try St.Patric's Tills and compare
theireffect with any other kind made.
They contain the good properties of the
older preparations in the market com
bined with the most valuable medicines
discovered i n modern times. As a
i,ofc. nl liver Dill. St. Patrick's
are perfection, som dv baiwk
Only 30 Days More
A Bemarkable Showing for B. BB.
Against Other Eemedies.
PUTSAX CO., Aoril 23, 1687.
I have tonsuering for most thirty Tears with
anS? rnln? aUover mr body.
"UI d t . nrnine five bottles I feltbet-
terandstoater than I h-.ve in tMrty yeaw. ntr
health i !? bettcrand 1 weigh more than I ever did.
The lulling has nearly ceased, and Ml m confident
thnt a few more ooivics um.u-1" ..---
mSr I am elxty-twoyears old and can now do a
oddav's work in my field. I consider It thebtet
mldictae I S eveeeni for it certainly did me
more rood than all tne me iaueiujjicn".
Blood Balm Co.. At'anta, Ga.
n i nirrrnn "Look to vour interests I
JjAiiillMLU and keep your hogs and
nni,ifrv fret from cholera by purchasr.
fug a packageH'CekbraHog
and irouiiry powuer w. ,p ''"'""
Children Crv for Pitcher's Cariora?