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ABILENE, DICKINSON COUNTY, KANSAS, JULY 12, 1888.
We want all the
"WIE Q-A.3ST G-ET,
At as Favorable a Rate of Interest
as can be obtained elsewhere.
2TCall on us before you make your Loan.gi
Office up-stairs over Citizens Bank.
"With finders weary and worn,
With aching brain and heud,
Democracy sat in Democrat garb
Sewing a nose-rajr.red.
Stitch stitch stitch!
On the snuff-bedizened raff,
Sewinjr at once with a double thread,
A shroud as well as a iiaj,'.
"Liar slugger mob," classic terms
of endearment in the Leavenworth
The 34th anniversary of the birth of
the Republican party is to be cele
brated in Boston next month.
The Southern song, "Dixie," was re
ceived with great delight by the rebel
sympathizers at Leavenworth.
Emperor Frederick died within thirty
feet of where he was born, and at
exactly the same hour of the day
The parrot and monkey time at
Leavenworth will be sufficient to hoo
doo John Martin for this campaign.
John Martin was frightened almost
out of his boots by the "all hazards"
far.rinn's crv of utO h 1 With the
The Chicago Tribune indulges in a
bold flight of fancy as to what Grover
Cleveland would lo, were he not an
The Democrats made a mistake in
slighting Indiana by not nominating
Gov. Gray, the Republicans took advan
tage of it by nominating Harrison.
Sol Miller thinks he is in his second
childhood because the first pres
ident he shouted for was Harrison, and
here he is shouting for Harrison again.
Tom Moonlight alludes to the Dem
ocratic editors of Kansas as a "pin
headed outfit." The eminent wire
puller evidently is thoroughly familiar
with personel of the Democratic State
With all due reverence and respect
we rise to remark that from the number
of veterans springing up all over the
country and telling how they "fit" un
der Harrison, the gallant Ben's regi
ment must have consisted of about
"It is a condition which confronts
us not a theory." Grover Cleveland.
Yes, a condition over which every
true American is compelled to blush.
A condition of soldiers dishonored, of
civil service polluted and a threatened
opening of the floodgates of free-trade
upon our nation.
An English weekly review of promi
nence gravely announces that "only
Washington, Lincoln and Cleveland
have been elected President of the
United States by acclamation." The
English readers of such publications
have an excuse for their ignorance con
cerning American matters.
The present Chief Executive has dis
approved of 136 bills granting pensions
to soldiers, their widows and orphans.
None of his predecessors vetoed any
acts of this character, excepting Gen.
Grant who returned five pension bills
to Congress with his disapproval, and
these five were not vetoed on account
of any difference of opinion upon the
facts, but Bolely upon legal grounds.
Sam Randall is reported to have said
that when he takes the stump to say
that the St. Louis platform does not
attack the protection of American in
dustries, he will be insane. Mr. Ran
dall knows what protection means, and
he understands the English language
pretty well, so that his judgment may
be accepted regarding the Democratic
The single county of Dickinson can
be taken as a criterion of the general
feeling for Harrison and Morton
throughout the country as compared
with that for Grover and Grandpa
The Democrats had one stale ratifica
tion and were compelled to drag two
counties for the crowd. The Republi
cans have already had four rousing
rallies in the county and will have two
more inside of ten days.
The Irish cannot with good con
science support the British ticket this
In Oregon the Prohibitionists
about one-third the votes they
1884. A significant fact.
Prof. Hay says that the cattle of Kan
sas formed four abreast would make a
herd reaching from Atchison to Xew
Batting on the National election in
Xew York is about even. The Cleve
land men are much more timid than
they were four yqars ago.
The Democratic party has two wings,
high tariff and low tariff; it will require
some exceptionally good statesmanship
Jo make them Hop together.
The new Emperor of Germany is not
afraid of work. lie is not satisfied
with less than twelve hours of active
labor. His example is respectfully
commended to some of the effete young
men on this side or the Atlantic.
This is the graphic way in which the
Capital sizes up the four Harrisons:
Harrison No. 1 helped to execute an
Harrison .No. 2 signed the declara
tion of American independence from
another English king.
Harrison No. 3 became president of
the nation thus created.
The nomination of Harrison No 4 is
a happy augury for American success
over British free trade.
Jeff Davis says that in the absence
of slave labor the south must have
free trade labor. The whole south says
what Deff says,and the whole Demo
cratic party says what its master, the
south, says; therefore President Grover
Cleveland's astonishing and impudent
message of last December in which he
ignored every interest and. every rela
tion of this vast government to tell
congress that the tariff must be cut
down and that there was no other in
terest or issue before the country.
. Since 1860 the State of New York has
never given its electoral vote twice in
succession to any one party. Its record
is as follows:
The State belongs to the Republicans
in 188S by right of this long respected
rule of rotation, and we shall have it.
Hurrah for Harrison and Morton.
We have, probably by mistake,
received from the Democratic Cam
paign Committee, a "confidential" flat
tering offer of Democratic editorial
matter which the committee says we
"will be at full liberty to use as leaders,
giving no credits", for the sum of fifty
cents per column. Judging from the
sample of hogwash accompanying the
circular, the price is about 63 cents too
high. If the Democratic press of the
State is so brainless as to make such a
scheme successful, we are willing to
admit that we have greatly over-estimated
it, and that Tom Moonlight's
epithet ,"pinheaded," was well applied.
Mr. Mills pleases his British friends
exceedingly. In speaking of his bill,
the British Hosiery Review says: "To
the majority of our readers the question
will be of very great importance, as the
quantity of articles, manufactured and
otherwise, that are now sent from Brit
ish and Continental ports will be ma
terially increased if these tariff pro
posals are accepted; indeed, we venture
to assert that England will reap the
largest share of any advantages that
may arise from the adoption of the
ideas now advocated by the free trade
party in the United States." This is
an honest confession and clearly indi
cates in what; .light foreign nations
regard this tariff issue. It is a
clear gain to foreign nations and means
the destruction of our home markets.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
For Sale dvBabnbs &obthcbaft.
The speech which Mr. Martin made
before the Leavenworth convention in
response to liis nomination for gov
ernor shows that however honorable
and upright a Democrat may be in pri-
yate life, he never feels called upon to
take his conscience with him when he
enters the political arena. The disaf
fection among a few Germans seems to
have turned the head of the Demo
cratic nominee. Mr. Martin had the
support of a great many Prohibitionists
when lie ran for judge in the Third
district. He could still have the re
spect of this class of people had he not
been such a political coward. But Mr.
Martin's moral courage failed him just
at the time when it was most needed.
He heard the wailings of the Demo
cratic newspapers over the anticipated
loss of whisky votes in case Mr. Martin
should be nominated. Mr. Martin
yielded to temptation. He chose to
throw off the prohibition cloak, discard
his former convictions, insult his sup
porters, all for the sake of winning the
Democratic whiskey vote. He went
much farther than the convention in
his opposition to Prohibition. Mr
Martin aid not have to say he was in
favor of resubmission, or even to say
that he was not a Prohibitionist, in
order to stand upon the platform adopt
ed. The convention had voted down
a resubmission plank, and had taken a
conveniently straddling position on Pro
hibition, in order that Martin might
stand on it. But Martin was not mas
ter of the situation. He imagined he
must completely abaudon his former
position in order to obtain the whisky
vote and so he turned himself loose in
these words: "If there be a doubt as
to my position on the prohibition ques
tion, I will state that I never wrote a
line or uttered a word in favor of the
doctrine of prohibition. Every word
I have written or spoken on the subject
has been against it. In the event of
my election I shall use my individual
and official power to secure a resubmis
sion of the question to the people. In
my first message there will be a strong
condemnation of all legislation of the
nature of the metropolitan police law."
In this Mr. Martin has out-Glicked
Glickism and has shown that while the
party by voting down resubmission has
taken one step in advance since '1882,
Mr. Martin has not only failed to main
tain the honorable position he took in
1882, but has actually fallen below the
moral standard of his party. Martin
will fail as he deserves to.
Indiana Not to Be Driven.
Indiana Democrats, it seems, are
fulfilling the utmost wishes of the
Republicans in deserting the sinking
ship of Democracy. It was an open
secret that Gov. Gray and his friends
did not take their snubbing at St. Louis
quietly. They were treated in a shab
by manner and do not hesitate to re
Cleveland has seen this dissatisfac
tion and has attempted to stem the
tide of popular Iloosier sentiment, now
setting toward Harrison, by requesting
that the Democrats of that state name
their clubs "Hendricks Clubs," think
ing thereby to prostitute the name of
the departed Vice-President to his own
agrandizement. This, however, the
Indianians positively refuse to do, and
declare that they will not be dictated
to by Boss Grover.
More than this, the dissatisfaction
in Ineftana Democratic ranks has be
come so marked that all over the state
prominent Democrats are casting off
their allegiance to the Accident-ridden
party and are turning to Harrison and
We append a few specimen renunci
ations. No one can say that the story
they tell is not significant.
Charles W. Vorhis, for eight years a
Democratic State Senator in Illinois,
has declared in favor of Harrison and
Morton. He will speak at a ratifica
tion meeting at Shelbyville Saturday
night. Madison Courier.
Henry D. Pierce, late law partner of
Judge Turpie, and a relative of the
late Vice-President Hendricks, has sig
nified his intention of supporting Gen.
narrison in the coming campaign.
He was at the Chicago convention and
though a pronounced. Democrat,
assisted the Indiana men all he could,
rendering valuable service on several
Dr. Henry F. Barnes, of Indianapo
lis, who has always been a Democrat,
also says he can't vote for Cleveland
and is enthusiastic in his support of
Chas. H Lincoln, of Indianapolis, a
caudidate on the Democratic ticket at
the last election for justice of the
peace, also says he will support and
work for Harrison and Morton.
If the President succeeds as he evi
dently intends to do in holding his
party to its traditional dsctrine of a
low tariff, without alienating that por
tion of the party, which, by reason of
certain local interests, has adopted the
high- tariff idea, he will amply justify,
abundant praise for his ability as a
Blaine says he will speak in New
York, New Jersey and Connecticut
and then go to the Pacific coast. Ver
ily, he is a Knight indeed.
A row of goodly size is imminent in
Plymouth church, Brooklyn. Mrs.
Beecher has not forgotten that the new
pastor, the Rev. Dr. Lyman Abbott, in
trigued in ilie movement to force
Henry Ward Beecher from the editor
ship of the Christian Union at the
time of the Beecher-Tilton scandal.
The result of the removal of Beecher
was that Abbott became the editor, a
position which he has ever since held.
Mrs. Beecher remembers this, and
joining with the Beecher faction in
Plymouth church, she proposes to pipe
the music which will make Dr. Abbott
dance a very lively jig. How true it is
that chickens come home to roost!
The Buffalo News, 'which supported
Mr. Cleveland with considerable vigor
four years ago, is now on the warpath
as a painted hostile. It gives ten rea
sons for not enrolling under the Cleve
land banner this year, and one of them
is so Buffalonian, so to speak, that we
feel moved to reproduce it. Here it is:
Mr. Cleveland is not the man he was
four years ago. Then he was an hon
est, simple-minded man, with no ap
parent purpose but to serve the people
and make himself an honored name.
He has developed what the boys call
"the big head" since then, and makes
the same mistake Louis XIV is said to
have made when he sat for a picture of
the Creator of the world.
This is a very serious charge, but
did not Mr. Cleveland have a large head
before he was chosen to the Presidency?
X. Y. (Dem.) World.
America, the leading independent
paper of the West, has no particular
admiration for the Democratic nominee
for the presidency. After thoroughly
looking over the ground, it says:
Within his party Grover Cleveland
is an autocrat as despotic as any Caesar.
His will is his party's will. He is the
party necessity and the party life.
Without him the Democratic organiza
tian would be a chaotic assemblage of
men. Thi3 genius of the Democracy
leads captive in his train the rebellious
spirits of his followers. Gorman, Ran
dall, Hill and others follow behind his
chariot, bound in the chains of servil
ity, but waiting for the day when ne
cessity will no longer rale desire
when the autocracy of the party's need
will be replaced by the old rule of dem
agogy. This sentiment is represented
by the Tammany delegate to St. Louis,
who, when asked who his candidate
was, replied: "Grover Cleveland, damn
A large Republican club in Cincin-
nati composed exclusively of Irishmen,
held a meeting Saturday night, at
which the following resolutions were
passed amid great enthusiasm:
Whereas, The English Government
and its agents, Grover Cleveland and the
Democratic party, are bent on the de
struction of our adopted country
through their methods of free trade
and accumulation of American lands,
without first becoming citizens of the
ITnitsd States; be it
Resolved, That we as loyal Irishmen,
in view of the desolation wrought in
our fair little isle through the same
methods, unanimously indorse the Re
publican platform as the only safe
guard to American liberty; and that
we further indorse and ratify the nom
ination of that gallant soldier, General
Harrison, for President, and L. P.
Morton, for vice-president.
Whereas, During the dark days of
famine, death and starvation of our
kindred and friends in Ireland, this
same L. P. Morton did from his boun
teous store, charter, outfit and send a
ship filled with the necessaries of life
to our kindred and friends in Ireland;
Resolved, That an Irishman forget
ful of his gratitude in failing to sup
port L. P. Morton and the Republican
ticket, under these facts, is unworthy
of the name.
The State Democratic Platform.
The Leavenworth convention has
presented to the State its platform of
principles. It is essentially a negative
institution. "With the exception of an
endorsement of the work of the Na
tional Democratic convention, it does
not contain an affirmative proposition.
With peculiar Democratic characteris
tics, it opposes everything.
The old gag on '-sumptuary laws,"
which the National convention aban
doned, as one by one it has abandoned
every position taken by the party since
1S61, is still retained by Kansas Dem
ocracy. It would be a sad day for a
Kansas Democratic campaign orator if
he were deprived of his usual language
against prohibition, the home and civ
ilization. Of course everyone expected
the Democrats, in conjunction with
their "sumptuary law" business, to op
pose our efficient grand jury system.
The grand jury has made prohibition
so near a success that even our "only
Democratic morning daily" advises its
followers that the best thing to do is to
submit to the inevitable and obey the
The fifth plank is a mere rehash of
the Republican platform adopted at
Chicago, and is as much out of place
in a Democratic platform as a Demo
crat is in church.
Altogether, the platform is imbe
cile. It is a feeble effort at retrogres
sion. It is probably the last "fling"
that the Kansas Democracy will ever
hurl at prohibition. Resubmission,
one of its great pets .since 18S2, was
abandoned by a vote of 308 to 237, thus
blazing the way for the absolute sup
port of prohibition in 1800.
CALLS FOE REPUBLICS CON
VENTIONS. State Convention.
A delegate convention of tho Republi
cans of Kansas will be held in the city of Tope
ka, on July 25, 1S&?, at the hour of 12 o'clock,
m.. for tho nomination of candidates for
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court,
ovtireiary oi sraie.
Auditor of State,
Treasurer of State,
Attorney G eneral.
Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Delegates to tho conventions mentioned
above shall be elected by county conventions,
duly called by the several county Kepublican
committees, under such rules and regulations
as may be bv them prescribed. The county
conventions to be held not later than ilny f,
1SSS. The basis of apportionment of delegates
to said State conventions will be ouc alternate
to each 400 votes cast for Timotbv McCarthy,
for Auditor of State. November, ISSti, or frac
tion of 200 or more votes. One delegate and
one alternate each will bo allowed to all unor
ganized counties, and counties organized since
November 2, 1SSJ. Delegates are apportioned
io me soverai counties as toiiows, to-wit:
Morris - t
Chase : 3
G rceley 1
Su mner -9
The voters of Kansas who are in favor of a
frecand untramineled vote and a fair count,
who favor the strict enforcement of the law,
who cherish the defenders of the country ami
favor a liberal pension to all who are disabled,
who favor such laws as will protect homo pro
ductions, homo manufacturers and home
labor, who favor free schools and popular edu
cation, and who arc in fuvor of again placing
the government in the 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.
Henry Bkandlev, Secretary.
A delegate convention of the Republicans of the
23rd Senatorial District or Kansas, consisting of
the counties of Clay and Dickinson, will bo held
in the Town of Industry on Monday, August 27,
18S3. at the hour of 1 o'clock p. m. forthe purpose
of placing in nomination a candidate for State
Each county will be entitled to a representa
tion of eight (8) delegates and eight (8) alternates.
D. A. VALENTINE, A. S. DAVIDSON,
A Kepublican county convention will bo held
in the court house in Abilene, on Saturday,
July 21, 18S8, at 11 o'clock, a. m., forthe pur
pose of choosing delegates and alternates to
represent the Kepublican party of Dickinson
county, as follows:
Six (ti) delegates and six (0) alternates to at
tend tho Kenublicad State Convention to be
held at Topeka, Kansas, on Jul 25, 18S8. to
nominate a candidate for the office of gov
ernor, state treasurer, auditor of state and
other state officers.
The delegates to tho county convention will
be selected by the holding of Kepublican pri
mary elections In the various voting precincts
and wards, as has been customary for a num
ber of years past, on Thursday. July l'J. 1888,
between the hours of two and six o'elock, p.
The basis of representation shall be one del
egate for each 30 votes cast for E. B. Allen,
secretary of state, at the election of Novem
ber. ISSii. which will give the following appor
tionment to tho several voting precincts in
Abilene, First Ward 2
Second Ward 5
Third Ward 3
Fourth Waid .. 8
Banner township 3
Buckeye township 3
Cheever townsnip 2
Utiiruit a , a, -i
Flora township 2
Fragrant Hill township 2
Logan townsnip .. s
Liberty township 3
Lyon township 3
Noble township 4
Newborn township 3
Ridge township 2
Kinehart township 2
Sherman township . 2
Sand Springs - : 1
Solomon City 5
Union township 1
Willowdale township 3
Wheatland township 2
At the county convention held at the court
house In Abilene in the fall Of 18S7 the following
resolution was adopted:
Kesolved, That we believe the "Crawford coun
ty system" of holding primary elections prefer
able to the one now In use in ttis county, and
hereby Instruct the County Central Committee
to adopt the same.
"By this we mean that the primary election for
county offlcera shall be held each year on the flrst
Tuesday In September; that the returns duly cer
tiaed shall be forwarded at once to the secretary
of the central committee: that the central com
mittee meet on the first Friday after the primary
election and canvass the returns, and declare
those parties nominated by the Kepublican party
who have received the most votes forthe respect
ive offices. That each commissioner district
elect two members of the central committee, and
that the whole county elect one at large at the
At the last county convention which met to
elect delegates to the congressional and district
conventions, an effort was made to rescind the
above resolution; this was opposed on the ground
that the convention was not fully attended and
the people had not discussed thisouestion atthelr
primary meetings. After discussion, It was
finally resolved that the county central commit
tee should call special attention to this subject
eo that the voters might dlscus3thl3 question at
the July primaries, to the end that their delegates
to the county convention July 21st may be pre
paid W vote Intelligibly and in such manner as
wiU be a fair expression of the opinions of the
Republican voters of the county on this question.
We herewith append another resolution that
was adopted at the Kepublican convention last
fall as follows:
Resolved, 'That we, as Republicans, ought not
to honor In convention any person whose adher
ence to the principles of our party is question
able." We respectfully urge upon all Republicans the
duty and importance of attending the primary
meetings, and especially consider the Crawford
county system of nominating candidates for coun
ty offices. J. M. Hodge, Chairman.
G. W. C. Rohezb, Sec'y.
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after first day's use. Marvelous cures.
Treatise and 2.00 trial bottle free to
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Arch Philadelphia, Pa.
"Not a Binder left but every
one sold, and praises sound
ed all over the county.
THE ALL STEEL
Is King, crown it with
Victory. But if your old
one should play out, can
guarantee to have one run
ning in your field in 24 hours.
We are also selling Gaso
line Stoves at very nearly
cost, Screen Doors and
Wire as low as can be sold.
Shockey & Snider.
For thirty days, at the
Double-Deck Boot and Shoe
Store. To reduce my stock ot
SPING AND SUMMER GOODS.
T. C. McHTERETET.
Cash Paid For Hides and Furs.
W. H. EICHOITZ,
Graduate of the Rochester School of Embalming.
A new and full 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-:-
Ciistzg-es ZE3ea,sona,"ble- -
Call3 attended to day or night. Residence, first house west of store, corr
ner of Third and Cedar streets, Abilene, Kansa.s tw33-tt