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ABILENE, DICKINSON COUNTY, KANSAS, JULY 5, 1888.
We want all the
"WIE O-ZKT GET,
At as Favorable a Rate of Interest
as can be obtained elsewhere.
S2FCaU on us before
Office up-stairs over Citizens Bank.
x Men 15,
How dear to the land Is the ticket selected
At sultry Chicago in heat-laden June;
Tls said on all hands that 'twill sure be elected.
And the nation be given its much-desired
The Krand name of Harrison "rouses each
It rallies both Germans and brave sons of
Though mighty alone, it has much more at
traction When coupled with Morton, the pride of
The level-brained Morton, the business-like
The much admired Morton, the pride of New
Independent papers and men need
not apply this year. It will be a year
of positive, unconditional belief in
something or other.
Dickinson county elects county attor
ney, probate judge, district clerk and
county superintendent this fall. All
will be Eepublicans.
liaker was the "off horse" all the
way through the convention. He voted
for Alger on the last ballot when near
ly all the Kansas delegation voted for
TheTopeka Capital didn't hesitate
to take down the name of Blaine from
he head of its columns,, though it must
have post Major Hudson a severe pang
pf grief to dp so.
pieveland and Thurman, one or two
stale ratifications in the great State of
Kansas. Harrison and Morton, rous
ing" enthusiastic rallies in every hamlet,
Village and city.
It is noted as a remarkable fact that
before the nomination everybody was
saying "who's yer man?" and still after
the choice is made they keep up the cry
The demand made by the Republican
convention for a reduction of letter
postage to one cent an ounce will meet
with hearty approval. TheBen"v"
party has evprv- ucau
.. een the party of pro
gress. The man who attempts to run a
newspaper without giving it his per
sonal attention every day will assured
ly get left. The press is a dangerous
weapon to handle and cannot be run
It would make a cat laugh to hear the
Gazette talk about what it pleases to
call the "free whisky plank" in the
Republican platform driving the tem
perance people inside the Democratic
ranks. "Would they pick figs from
The first concern of all good govern
ment is tho virtue and sobriety of the
people and the'purity of their homes.
The Republican party cordially sympa
thizes with all well-directed efforts for
the promotion of temperance and mor
ality. Republican Platform.
L:ppincott's magazine for July is just
out. It contains a complete, strong
novel by "Vm. nenry Bishop, "The
Yellow Snake." It has in addition
several interesting articles by Judge
Tourgeeand others. Its book-chat is
more than usually interesting. Lip
pincott's is not surpassed in this coun
try as a distinctively literary magazine.
The Republican platform paid its re
spects to the mugwumps, who "desert
ed not only the cause of honest govern
ment but the freedom and the purity
of the ballot" by adhering to the promise-breaking
Democracy. What these
deluded fanatics can hope to gain from
the party of their recent choice after
the four years of non-reform through
which we have passed, is beyond com
prehension; Thie is the way the McPhersonFree
man puts, it: "Great Law suit
America, plaintiff, vs. England, de
fendant. Attorney for plaintiff, Re
publican party; for defendant, Demo
cratic tiarty." It might have added
that tbe case has gone to the jury, the
great American public, which Novem
ber 6th will return a unanimous verdict
for the plaintiff and adjudge the de
fendant amenable to a four years resi
dence up Salt river. ?
kBM I A
you make your Loan.,jS
The Chinese gag
hasn't made any
Again it is opportune to say to
politician, "Don't write letters."
Leading Democrats say Harrison
and Morton is a wonderfully strong
Blaine will receive a glorious ovation
all along the line when he returns to
A free ballot, a fair count and pro
tection to American labor that's what
Charles Dickens, Jr., don't like
America, That's all right, America
don't like Charles Dickens, Jr.
The only time Cleveland ever made
a struigutrorwaru, open speech was
when he was quoting encyclopedias last
And still no commendation from
England. Are the Democrats to have
the entire support of the "tight little
The Democrats object to Harrison
because he is cold. It is respectfully
submitted that Grover is just in the
opposite condition at present.
Thurman didn't use the pronoun, I,
more than half as many times as did
Cleveland when notitjed of his nomi
nation. But then Thurman is in many
respects an able man.
It is a ticket that will grow in popu
larity and strength everywhere until
the day of election. The tribe of Ben
jamin and Levi will increase and mul
tiply. Atchison Champion.
The collapse of the Panama canal
KfVlinmp. Tins act in. T,p!3 'Minn Imlf
amount wanted to fl-- "
snr v.ao me loan neces-
j W VSULA.J lUls UU1JV lUlllUlU J.J Uls&lif
subscribed. Should DeLesseps die,the
scheme would undoubtedly fall through
The Democrats are beginning to
realize that they have worked the ban
danna scheme until the people are
thiukiug that a red nose-rag is all there
is of the tail of their ticket and are
snouting that Thurman has some
brains even if he does take snuff.
Levi P. Morton is one of the three
men who sent a ship load of provisions
to Ireland in the time of the great
famine, and the first man who, at the
breaking out of the war, when the
government was bankrupt, tendered a
large sum of money to tide over the
One: hundred and thirty-six pension
vetoes in two years by a man who never
saw a battle and yet is jealous of giving
the veterans who damaged health and
limb in an effort to save the Union a
small pittance from the Nation's abund
ant store - Think of it, oh, my coun
trymen. There is a decided difference between
the attitude of the Democratic party
toward Phil Sheridan twelve years ago
and now. Then, Gen. Logan stood on
the Senate floor two days to defend
his comrade from their merciless at
tacks. Said he:
The Democracy in this chamber
have denounced Sheridan more than
they ever denounced Jeff Davis and
the "whole rebellion during four years
of war against the Constitution of the
country. He is a wretch that accord
ing to their newspapers ought to be
hanged to a lamp-yost; that according
to their Senators is not fit to breathe
the free air of heaven or of this Re
public. And now what do they sav? They
call him, "the distinguished patriot
whose noble and valiant deeds will
ever be enshrined in the hearts of his
countrymen." When he was fighting
to preserve the purity of the ballot, no
condemnation was too severe. - Now
that they wish to win the soldier vote,
fulsome flattery is heaped upon his
head. Such are the hypocritical tactics
of Democracy and her followers.
Children, Cry forPitcher,s Castoria.
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! What We Can Do.
It is the part of wisdom to carefully
look over the ground in advance and
see just where lie the dangers, the strug
gles and the need for effort. The Re
publican party has adopted its platform,
a wise, able, unequivocal document,
advocating principles dear to American
hearts, and it has chosen as its leaders
Harrison aud Morton, men whose can
didacy will rouse the public heart to
enthusiasm for the grand old party
which has ever worked for the best in
terests of the Nation.
Xow let us see the lay of the land.
There are four close states which are
usually considered "doubtful:" Xew
York, Indiana, Connecticut and Xew
Jersey. Outside of these the Republi
cans can count on 1S2 sure electoral
votes It requires 201 to elect a presi
What can we do?
There are three ways in which we
can elect our ticket: First, we can
carry Xew York with its 36 votes, giv
ing us 218 electoral votes, 17 to spare.
This with Levi P. Morton on the ticket
will be easy to do.
Or we can carry Indiana aud Xew
Jersey with their 15 and 9 votes, re
spectively, giving us 206 electors, 5 to
spaie. Indiana without a doubt will
rally to the support of her favorite son,
General Harrison, and will pile up an
old-fashioned Republican majority.
Xew Jersey, in the absence of any de
fection in the Blaine ranks, will not be
a hard state to win. "Wm. "Walter
riielps will exert every eilort to carry
it and he will succeed.
Again, assuming that we can count
on Indiana, which is really a foregone
conclusion, we may concentrate our
force upon Connecticut and adding in
her 6 votes make 203, or two more than
are needed. Connecticut is tho home
of Hawley and is near to Blaine. It
will be no difficulty at all for those two
magnetic leaders to place the banner
Ol Republicanism in the front.
These are no chimerical statements.
In the States mentioned the total vote
to overcome is exceedingly slight. In
1SS4, the year of Republican defeat,
tho majorities for Cleveland in those
States were: New York, 1,140; Con
necticut, 1,574; !N"ew Jersey, 4,218; In
diana, 6,512; a total of 13,144 votes.
With Harrison in Indiana, Morton
and Depew in New York and Blaine,
Hawley and Phelps in Connecticut and
New Jersey, it will be an easy victory
to carry not alone one or tv;o of these
States but possibly all of them.
Those are the things that we can do
and will do. There will be no sulking
in the tents this year. Every differ
ence will be healed and the weak, tot
tering, inglorious reign of Boss Cleve
land will be brought to an inglorious
Whatever may be the outcome of the
campaign, it is certain that the Demo
crats can make no mud stick to Harri
son or Morton, and it is almost as cer
tain that they will not try. Indeed it
seems now as though the contest would
be carried on without the debasing per
sonalities which characterized 1884.
There will be, of course, a vast amount
of good-natured chaff and ridiculous
exaggeration thrown back and forth;
but that is desirable- it enlivens the
The caudidate3 are all too clean men
for the opposition to gain anything by
throwing mud . The Chicago Times, a
radical, Democratic journal, says this
of the Republican nominees:
General Harrison is a gentleman of
unstained reputation, and the sca
vengers of party will vainly seek for
material against him with which to be
foul the political atmosphere.
Levi P. Morton, the candidate for
vice-president, is the ideal business
man, and has in a great degree the con
fidence of the people of his State. He
does not use a bandanna, and has not
the experience of the old Roman, but
he would preside over the Senate with
suavity and dignity, and so whatever
happens that great chair will be well
On the other hand, the Republican
papers gave no countenance or publica
tion to the infamous document circu
lated among the delegates at the St.
There seems to be a disposition to
wage the campaign on issues of moment
to the people, to let them consider care
fully and decide by their votes whether
they indorse the platform and men of
St. Louis or those of Chicago.
There was a good deal more red,
white and blue about the Chicago Be
publican auditorium than there was
about the St. Louis Democratic hall,
but not quite so much anarchistic red
Albert Griffin deserves at least one
long white mark. He says:
"I supported Harrison oo every "bal
lot but the first, when we voted for .En
trails. He has been mv choice all the
time. His nomination will be very
satisfactory to the temperance element
of theTRepublican party. He -was one
of the first men to-indorse the Repub
lican anti-saloon movejnent, and said
most emphatically he believed Repub
licans should declare against the sa
loons. He was he best temperance
man before the convention, for hejias
been a teetotaler all hig life-3'
The Chinese Question Settled.
The Portland Oregonian editorially
says: "The nomination of Harrison is
a happy outcome of the contentions of
the convention. Harrison will receive
the united Republican support. His
career has been active, honorable, pat
riotic and thoroughly American. On
the Chinese question his course has
been honorable and right. He prop
erly maintained that we have no just
right in violation of a treaty to pass an
act to deprive the subjects of China of
the privileges guaranteed them by
treaty, and insisted that good faith and
international amity required that China
be asked to modify the treaty before
we should enact any extreme legisla
tion. Itcaunotbe denied that this
position was right. Subsequently,
when the objections were removed,
Harrison joined in reporting and voting
for the Restriction bill prepared by
Senator Fair (Dem.) of Nevada. But
the immigration ot tue unmese is no
longer a question of practical import
ance since restriction keeps them out,
and their number in the United States
is gradually decreasing. It is com
plained that some do evade the law and
enter the United States, but if th:s is
so it is due to official laxity on the part
of our present Administration.
As Others See Them.
The New York World, which can
boast more than any other paper of be
ing the authorized organ of Democracy,
both for the Empire State and the Na
tion, says this of the Republican nom
inees: It will be said of Mr. Harrison that
he is nominated for his name; that if
his grandfather had not been president
of the United States and his great
grandfather a signer of the Declaration
of Independence he would not have
been the candidate. But this is idle
talk. Mr. Harrison is available with
out reference to the honorable positions
occupied by his ancestors. In the liist
place, he is a prominent citizen of a
doubtful State and he had the support
of its delegates all but unanimously.
He has a good soldier record, having
gonv into the war a second lieutenant
of volunteers and having come out of it
a brevet brigadier-general. He is a
thoroughly equipped lawyer and he has
experience as a statesman, having
served creditably for six years in the
United States Senate. He has always
acted as a straight party man, and his
honesty has never been questioned.
Moreover, he has always been a practi
cal Civil-Serice Reformer and an ex
treme Protectionist, and when in Con
gress lie favored tax 1 eduction by the
abolition of internal-revenue duties.
Levi P. Morton was nominated on
the first ballot and the nomination was
made unanimous. Mr. Morton has
been always a faithful party man. He
saved Indiana for Garfield in 1SS0, and
he will run the practical end of the
ticket with energy and liberality. Mr.
Morton is a banker, a cood citizen.
popular politician and an
man of business. cellent
stroncr i- win be esi,ecially
. ... mis State, aud it can be said
that he gracefully rounds oil the ticket.
Seven years ago today theXation was
startled by the uews that its beloved
President had been assassinated. Seven
years ago this morning, as Garfield was
entering the Pennsylvania railway
depot, he was shot by the murderous
Guiteau. We all know the story of the
long months of suffering that followed,
of the flight to the sea, of the peaceful
death at Elberon, of the funeral train
that rolled its way half across the con
tinentit is all familiar to us; but we
recall none of it so strongly as that
fateful second of July.
The contest in the United States
Senate resulting in tho resignation of
the mighty Conkling (now, too, gone to
his fathers) had drawn tho attention of
the people with extraordinary power
upon the occupant of the presidential
chair. In his own party there were
those who condemned him because they
believed he had acted unwisely.
But when on that pleasant summer
morning, there was flashed over the
wires the news, at first almost believed
in V.p a hnnx that the assassin's hand
. : - -- yatflgaQi
had strucK down the nooie ruier oi ine
Xation, all bitterness was swept away
and a great crv of sympathy went up
for the patient sufferer ebbing out his
life through the sultry days of summer.
It was a sad Xational anniversary that
was passed that year when none knew
at what moment a death notice might
iuterrupt the ceremonies.
Xow, as then, a gallant leader is
lying upon a bed of pain, which may
prove one of death. Like Garfield he
has been carried to the sea to seek
from the surging waters strength and
health. But Sheridan is not to the
hearts of the people what Garfield was,
and he is, moreover, dying, as we all
expect to die, at the call of nature.
"Nevertheless, there is a similitude
between the circumstances of today and
1SS1 that is worth a passing thought, a
thought which may lead us to higher
May God grant that the gallant Sher
idan may be spared and may He forbid
that the assassin's hand shall ever
again strike a ruler of our Xation.
Cleveland carried -four Northern
States in 18S4 but remember he did not
receive a majority in one of them.
The fact of his receiving a plurality
was due to other causes than his popu
larity or the strength, of Democracy.
CALLS FOE SEPUBLICfl.IT CONVENTIONS.
A delegate convention of the Republi
cans of Kansas will be held in the city or Topo
ka, on July 25, ISSj. at the hour of 12 o'clock,
in., for the nomination of candidates for
Associate Justico nf tho Siini-pnio Pnnrt.
Secretary of State,
Auditor of State.
Treasurer of State,
Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Delegates to the conventions mentioned
above shall be elected by county conventions,
duly called by the several county Republican
committees, under such rulesand regulations
as maybe by them prescribed. The county
conventions to bo held not later than May 3,
lbS8. Tho basis of apportionment of delegates
to said State conventions will be one alternate
to each 400 votes cast for Timothy McCarthy,
ior.ciuaiioroi state, -Novemuer, inxj, or trac
tion of 200 or more votes. One delegate and
one alternate each will be allowed to all unor
ganized counties, and counties organized since
November 2, 1SSG. Delegates are apportioned
to the several counties as follows, to-wit:
Edwards . .. .2
Initio ,,. ... .
G recley -I
Pratt :"."'.: .2
Tho voters of Kansas who are in favor of a
frecanduntraiuineled vote and a fair count,
who favor the strict enforcement of the law,
who cherish the defenders of the country and
favor a liberal pension to all who are disabled,
who fuvor such laws as will protect home pro
ductions, homo manufacturers and- home
labor, who favor free schools and popular edu
cation, and who are in favor of again placing
the government in tho hands of those who
saved it instead of those who sought its de
struction, are cordially invited to participate
in the primaries, county and State conven
tions. P. I. Bonebkake, Chairman.
llENitY Bhandley, Secretary.
A delegate conventlonortheRcpublicansorthc
23rd Senatorial District of Kansas, consisting of
the counties or Clay and Dickinson, will be held
in the Town or Industry on Monday, August 27,
IStsS. at tho hour or l o'clock p. m. for the purpose
of placing in nomination a candidate for State
Each county will be entitled to a representa
tion of ei;:ht (S) delegates and efclit (8) alternates.
D. A. Valk.stine, a. S. DAViDsoir.
A -m.y Convention.
. itepubltcan county convention will beheld
in tho court house in Abilene, on Saturday,
July 21. li-SS, at 11 o'clock, a. m., for the pur
pose of ehoosinfr delegates and alternates to
represent the Republican party of Dickinson
county, as follows:
Six (0) delegates and six (C) alternates to at
tend the Kepublicad State Convention to be
held at Topcka, Kansas, on Jul 25, 188, to
nominate a candidate for the office of gov
ernor, state treasurer, auditor of state and
other state officers.
The delegates to the county convention will
be selected by the holding of Republican pri
mary elections ln the various voting1 precincts
and wards, as has been customary for n num
ber of years past, on Thursday, July 10. 1SSS,
between the hours of two and slxo'elock, p.
The basis of representation shall be one del
egate for each 30 votes cast for E. D. Allen,
secretary of state, at the election of Novem
ber. 18i. which will give the following appor
tionment to tho several voting precincts in
Abilene, First Ward j
" Third Ward.
1'ourth Waul -
Uuckeye township -
Detroit... ... .. .....
Enterprise - .....
Fmyrant Kill township
Grant township -
Lyon township -
Sand Spring -
Wheatland township. ...
nnnl- III ADUCDC Ul luc " " " ""- '"""""o I
resolution was adopted: ,,
Ketolved. That we believe the "Crawford coan
tr system" ol holding primary elections prefer
able to the one now lnnse in tths county, and
hereby ln-tract tho County Central CornmitteB
to adopt the same.
"By this we mean that the primary election for
conntv officers shall beheld each year on the first
Tuesday in September; that the returns duly cer-
. TTrf .. . I rA -r nnA frt thn rtr0f flit
of the central committee: that the central com
mittee meet on the first Friday after the primary
election and canvass the returns, and declare
tho-e parties nominated by the Republican party
who have received the most votes for the r-spect-he
offices. That each commissioner district
elect two members of the central committee, and
that the whole county elect one at large at the
pIAtthelast county convention which met to
elect delegates to the congressional and district
conventions, an effort was made to rescind the
above resolution; this wasoprxedon the ground
i.. ,i. .vntinn mm not rnllv attended and
the people had not dUcnsc ed this o.uestion atthelr
Primary meeting. After discussion, It was
finally resolved that the county central commit
tee should call special attention to thl3 subject
so that the voters might discuss this question at
the July primaries, to the end that their delegates
to the county convention July 2lst may be pre
pared to vote intelligibly and in such manner as
will be a fair expression or the opinions of the
Republican voters of the county on this question.
if- T,o-itti nnnend another resolution that
was adopted at the Bepnblican convention last
fallasfollqws: ,, ,,.
Resolved, -Tnai we, as iKiiuuutaiu, UUsU ..
to honor In convention any person whose adher
ence to the principles of our party is question
able.1' We respectfallr urge upon all Republicans the
dutv and Importance of attending the primary
meetings, and especially consider the Crawford
county system of norninatlngcandidatesfor coun
ty offices. rlr """" vMn "
G. W. C. Eohbes. ScCy.
Itch, Mange and Scratches of every
kind on human or animals cured in 30
minutes by Wolford's Sanitary Xotion.
Sold by J. M. Gleissner,Drnggist, Abilene.
cr sr im
Store. To reduce my stock ot
SP1NG AND SUMMER GOODS.
T, C. McHTERITEY,
Cash Paid For Hides and Furs,
W. L. COOLEY, the Jeweler.
xias xiemovcrt his Nt-nr.fc
e .-, . ... . .
,iew uu,Vrs e!l3C ot 1US former location,
anil hfltror lino nf V"i,0 nii. i ,'
; "f"rr :,." ".".' iU.v'Aa' -eiry, ouvcr anu silver i'lated Ware,
-:o "" -co e-iaes, ac lowei:
rlr, !.! ..' .- L ,. . .
nnfl;.T i 8 -i i , s Cl,que uuc 1S n"n"S his business on its merits,
and is bound to wm if low prices and honest goods will .lo it. All goods sold
?SiiVS tobeasrepresentetl. RepairiiiRS of all kinds neatly and car,
fully done. All goods sold engraved free of charge. Ho invites all his old
at see iSitaTiS toitST "eVV neS " "eed imything ln hiS Une' t0
COOLEY'S NOVELTY BAZAR
Is the Latest attraction in the city,
.lnnr hai. ci, nir:"T,:.. :,;. ll """'
them for yourseir.
""' lujncaiim uai, womu ue next loan inirvilill tv -a tli,lin ta i u... ,.-" ,-
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AB1ITAGPS NOVELTY BAZAAR
Great Temple ol
Keeps everything and. vl save you from
25c to 50c on evev- dollar invested.
A 1 1 1
Baskets ""L of Flower Basket, Lunch Baskets,,Wnsto and Clothes
- ' , .nampers, etc. Ladies are especially invited to call and exam
iiie. Urgans lower man tne iuwwo.
Coiner 3cL sm
Castoria is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it as superior to any prescription
known to me." n. A. Axcunt, JLD.,
HI So. Oxford SL, Brooklyn, N. Y.
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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 buriel shoes can be found at the
old stand of W. H. Eicholtz. Also a fine
-Embalming a Specialty-:-
rails tended to dav or nteht. Residence, first house west otstore, cor-
ner of Third and Cedar streets, Abilene,
days, at the
Boot and Shoe
nF.rnwnW - ono qa c.
where he will bv. found with a lanre
,. '" lumiu liu d llUgCT
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prices than others dare sell them.
and the place to get Bargains.
hcrearttuoind - ornrtlclcsanrtevwonoabu - .
- rie.nvire. uir.iwa
Iware, Oil Prtlntlnira. $ta-
-w.m... w.i utj but iiuu .-t ;it i.ii i'f mil i-3 i.iiii inn
- d Sio.cfee'sre-
Castorta cures Colls, CflfiSHpftGoB.
Sour Stomach, Diarrhasa, Eructation
K'" Worms, cfrea sleep, and prow o
Vox Cs3TO.ua Coioust, 1S3 Fultc Stmt &?'
in uiii mi. -.--.-