Newspaper Page Text
ABILENE, DICKINSON COUNTY, KANSAS, JULY 19, 1888.
We want all the
-WIS OlsT G-BT,
At as Favorable a Rate of Interest
as can be obtained elsewhere.
E2rCaU on us before you make your Loan.s
The Abilene Morteag
Office up-stairs over Citizens Bank.
The whole State is now organized
into counties, the last one being added
on Monday. The total number is 106.
The Republican majority of Kansas
bids fair to be the largest ever known
in this commonwealth of large things.
The bandannas will come into play
this year well. The Democrats will do
considerable sweating before Novem
If the Democracy wishes to carry a
single northern manufacturing State
they should muzzle Cleveland and stop
his "free trade" howl. At least take
away his Cobden club pamphlets, and
then he can do no harm.
We are profoundly grateful to the
Democratic State press for its advice
regarding what the Republican party
should do in selecting State officers
But we think we can nominate our own
men and elect them too.
It is predicted that the C. R. & Q.
railway company is on the eve of a
more widespread labor revolt through
out its entire system than it has yet ex
perienced. We hoped we had seen the
end of this life-and-death war.
A Republican is a man who believes
in progression; a Democrat is a man
who believes in letting well enough
alone; a Union Laborite is a man with
two holes in the seat of his pants, and
usually out of a job. Geo. W. Martin.
If it be true that an Iowa man has
made a wager of $5,000 that Cleveland
and Thurman will carry that State in
November, there is something lamenta
bly deficient in the laws of Iowa per
taining to insane persons running at
The Portland Oregonian says that
'all the Republican Senators and Rep
resentatives from the Pacific coast are
entirely satisfied with Gen. Harrison's
record on the matter of anti-Chinese
legislation, including even Senator
Mr. Thurman- causes it to be an
nounced that he has not withdrawn
from the prosecution of the tally-sheet
forgers. As every conviction will
reduce the vote for "the noble Roman,"
he can hardly be expected to be over
zealousin the prosecution.
The investigation of Republican
management, which followed the elec
tion of Grover Cleveland, was the
grandest vindication any political
party ever received. Not a dollar mis
appropriated; not a leak anywhere; not
a dishonest or incompetent man in
If there is anything on earth more
supremely ridiculous than the posing
of Kansas Democracy as the party of
prohibition, we confess we have never
Been it. With its record of Glickism,
of open saloonism and of resubmission,
with a candidate who openly boasts
that he "never uttered a word or wrote
a line in favor of prohibition," its po
sition is sight for gods, men and mug
wumps. The illness of Samuel J Randall, the
able leader of the protection wing of
Democracy, will be regretted by the
thousands of admirers of that gentle
man, throughout the Nation. Mr.
Bandall has ever been a "clean" states
man. He has fought his battles in an
open, above-board manner that has
made him friends in all parties. The
Nation can ill afford Jto lose his influ
ence and his ability from her councils.
A Washington dispatch states that,
now that both parties have made nom
inations, great preasure is being
brought upon the President and Cab
inet to secure the removal of all Re
publicans still remaining in office and
not. under civil-service restrictions.
The President is advised that these
men should be removed at once.
There are quite a number in this class,
and the President is said to be willing
to be advised. He is determined to
win this .year if he prostitutes every
thing dear to American hearts to do
it. He -will get most beautifully left.
The South and Free Trade.
It is well known that Hon. Martin A.
Foran, Member of Congress from the
Cleveland (Ohio) district, although a
strong Democrat, refuses to indorse the
President's free-trade views or vote for
the Mills bill.
Last winter Mr. Foran wrote a letter
to a Democratic club, of Cleveland,
which contained the following clear
statement of his views on the tariff
"I am not in favor of any policy by
our Government which meets the hearty
commendation of Eugland's ruling
classes. They do not like our Repub
lic, never did, and never will, and so far
as I am concerned I don't care whether
they do or not. I am for American
goods, American industry, and Ameri
can home trade, first, last and ali the
Although the Democracy of his dis
trict afterwards endorsed the views of
the President on the tariff as set forth
in his annual message, Mr. Foran re
mains firm in his opposition to the
Miils bill. In an interview published
about the middle of last month he said:
"I s'iall not betray my principles by
voting for the Mills bill. You know
how easy it is to stampede a political
convention, and it seems possible now
for one man to stampede the whole
Mr. Foran then proceeds as follows:
"The same Legislature that elected
Mr. Payne as Senator passed a joint
resolution that may be found printed
in the records of Ohio, demanding that
Congress restore the tariff on wool, and
George Hoadly, as Governor of Ohio,
wrote a letter, a copy of which I haye,
to Speaker Carlisle, urging that the
mistake of 1883 in reducing the wool
tariff be corrected by restoring the rates
that prevailed prior to that year. "What
great light has come to us, that should
so suddenly change our course? Can
it be the los votes which the solid South
casts in the Electoral College, and
which are necessary to the re-election
of Cleveland? I tell you that there is
a raging hell in the breasts of a num
ber of members on the Democratic side
of the House because of the dictation
of the South in this matter."
Mr. Foran then quotes a Democrat
whose name is well known to the
country," as saying:
"It grinds me to have these men
who stood with guns in their hands
twenty-five years ago trying to destroy
the country, now dictating the policy
of the Democratic party. The Demo
cratic party of the North was not in
favor of slavery; that evil was forced
upon us by the South, just the same as
the South is now seeking to fasten the
doctrine of free trade upon us. But I,
for one, will not allow myself to be
coerced, for I am satisfied that there
will be an awakening and an uprising
to check any advance which free trade
If Republicans should use such lan
guage as the, above, there would be a
fierce howl from the Democratic press
about "waving the bloody shirt."
There will be such an "awakening"
and "uprising" during the present
campaign that when the votes are
counted on the 6th of November, it
will be found that the American peo
ple have repudiated free trade by such
a decisive majority that there will be
no doubt that they are in favor of
"home trade first, last and all the
The Two Platforms.
That the liars may no longer falsify
and the fools no longer misunderstand
the Republican platform as it relates to
internal revenue taxes, it should be
compared with the plank in the prohi
bition platform on the same subject.
Here they are in juxtaposition, and
they are almost identical in language,
while being conditional and based on a
state of affairs which in both instances
modify the explicit declaration which
If there shall still re
For tho immediate
main a larger revenue
than is requisite for the
abolition of the inter
nal revenue system
wants of the govern
whereby our national
ment, yro iavor the
entire repeal of inter
nal taxes rather than
the surrender of any
part of our urotective
government is deriv
ing support rrom our
greatest national evil.
system at the joint be
hest of the whisky
trusts and tho agents
of foreign manufac
If the Republican platform pledges
the Republican party to free whisky,
the prohibition platform pledges the
Prohibition party to free "whisky.
The Gettysburg Address.
The Reflector's readers will be
glad to peruse the address which, ac
cording to the New York Tribune, was
President Cleveland's effort on Inde
pendence day, at Gettysburg. It con
sists principally of a lucid and timely
explanation of Mr. Cleveland's where
abouts during the war, aud is as follows:
Fellow Soldiers: I understand that
the-opposition this early in the cam
paign is asking where I was during the
war. They inquire what I was doing
during the sad interruption. I say to
them, and I say to you, gentlemen.
that during t!)9 late unpleasantness
there is no secret concerning my where
abouts. Gentlemen, I faced the hor
rors of intestine strife and the draft in
Buffalo, New York. I expeiienced
the bitterness of civil war, gentlemen,
in the city of Buffalo, Erie County,
Gentlemen, I can prove that I was in
Buffalo, New York. They themselves
know I was in Buffalo, New Ymk.
And still they ask scornfully, Where
was he? Where was Grover Cleveland
during the war? they inquire, as if I
might have been in Syracuse, or TJtica,
or Rome, or Athens, or Damascus, or
Bagdad. Gentlemen, the proof is over
whelming that during the terrible four
years, when brother's hand was turned
against brother, when the father
camped on the trail of the son, when
the nephew had a long knife up his
sleeve for the uncle, the proof is abso
lutely positive, gentlemen, .that during
this dark time I was in Buffalo, New
York. And still they ask in hollow
accents, "Where was he?
Then, in those black days, when
blood ran in this fair land like water,
when life after life was being given up,
when the safety of this great Republic
trembled in the balance, then, in this
darkest hour, I say, with death, and
desolation, and blackness settling like
a pjll over us, then, I repeat, with all
this came the horrors of the draft! It
rolled along and over fair Buffalo like
a poisonous, pestilent wind, and I had
to pay $400 for a substitute!
Gentlemen, talk as you please, bat
$400 doesn't grow on every bush.
During that terrible four years, the
most terrible any country on the face
of the globe ever experienced, many a
man gave his life, many a wife gave
her husband, many a mother her son;
but look at me stacking up S-100 for a
All honor to that man, that wifr,
that mother, say I; but don't forget
that humble resideut of Buffalo, New
York, who went down in his breeches
pocket for $400!
And still they ask with a cheip sneer.
Where was he during those four years?
did he go to the front? Gentlemen,
he had to get to the front with that
Where was he during them four
years, hey? Hustling for $400 to buy
a meicenary substitute!
I told him if he was a man he ought
to be willing to fight for his country
for $25, or $30 at the outside, but it
didn't move him.
Again, the opposition says that I
took no interest in the war. They say
that I sat at Buffalo with my feet on
my desk, and said these internal strifes
always made me tired. Gentlemen, it
gives me the most exquisite pleasure to
say that I have the proof of the falsity
of this charge in black and white. I
hold in my hand a letter written by me
to my substitute, which I will read
Buffalo, N. Y., October 10, 1SG3.
GEORGE BRINSKE, On the Woody Field:
My Dear George Your letter ajrain com-
Flaiiiiiif,' that most of the quarters and halves
gave you to make up that $100 are punched
is received. I am sorry I have not the plugs
wmcii came out oi uie noics, oinerwiso J
would gladly forward them to you.
vov it to tnc
c enemy, George. Don't let him
get the upper hand of you.
juakc it hot for
him. Jump on him. Cut tho enemy with a
lonsr knife. George. Jump on his collar. Make
him think the new brick court house has
fallen on him. Don'tgiveup the ship. I am
in favor, George, of having this war put down,
and 1 hope you'll do your part. I never have
any use for the enemy, and I hope you won't
have. Down with tho enemy, is my motto.
Hit him in tho stomach with the big end of
your gun and double him up. Get him down,
George, and rub his nose in tho rich, alluvial
soil of the Southern States. Jump up and
roar at him and tell him that you're a wolf and
that you cat snakes. Just hint to him that you
enjoy a diet of raw snakes and Confederates.
Tell him you were born in a cyclone, rocked to
sleep by a whirlwind, brought up in a tornado,
and fought and whipped a sporting volcaHo at
the early ago of eleven years. That's the way
to .whisper to the enemy. Intimate to him
that he can't monkey with old George Brinsko
when he's got his boots on. Rip him up the
back. Bloody his nose and give him a ulnck
eye as big as a Mexican dollar. Wool him all
over tho Southern Confederacy. Make him
sing low and crawl Into obscurity and yank
the obscurity in after him.
That, in a few words, is my idea of the way
to treat the enemy. I don't think he deserves
anything better. I think I paid you too much
when I gave you that 400, but I don't expect
any of it back. I am willing to make any rea
sonable sacrifice for my country when drafted,
and you know it. Again reminding you to
sock it to tho enemy, 1 remain,
Yours for war,
G r C d.
P. S. Exterminate him! you know whom I
mean. G. C.
There you have it, fellow-veterans. I
wrote that letter in 1863, and those
were my sentiments. Does that look
as if I wanted peace? Not much; I
wanted war, bloody war; I wanted that
substitute to earn his S400. I might
have gone to Canada and got away
from the draft and costly substitute. 1
thought about it. I had lots of friends
in Canada. But did I go there? No!
a thousand times, nol Where was I?
Comrades, I was in Buffalo, New York,
facing the music!
Of course I did not go into the army
personally, but George was therfc.
George was one of those kind of fellows
who are always going into something.
He went into the army and later on
went into the poorhouse. He didn't
get any $400 that time, though. I didn't
go to the front myself, of course. Gen
tlemen, you will agree with me that I
am not built for war. How would I
look resting my hands on my knees and
stooping down and peering into the
cannon's mouth, looking for its back
teeth.? S'pose the blamed thing should
go off? I don't know anything about
the nature of these cannon. Perhaps
thev- like to have their mouths looked
into and perbap3 they don't. What do
I know about muskets, and ramrods,
and shells and Gatling guns, and hard
tack, and mules? War isn't my hold,
gentlemen. I can't run. Suppose I
had been at the battle of JBull Run,
which in my opinion was the greatest
battle of the conflict; suppose I had
been in the lead'there what kind of s
Ox would I have been in by the time I
had run down a hill, and snorted along
a valley, and puffed up over a ridge,
and wheezed across a level field?
What good would it do in a battle for
me to get behind a haystack aud have
the enemy peppering me around on the
edges wherever I projected out into
sight? No, gentlemen, there is no
place for me on the gory field of battle.
Fellow-veterans, I thank you for
your attentiou; I have done. The next
time 5'ou see a hollow eyed Republican
standing humped up on the street cor
ner, asking in sickening tones: "Where
was he durinc them terrible four
years?"' von hurl this in his face, "He
was m Bufnlrt. New lork!"
Why the South Is Solid.
Under'the head of "The Amendments
The War Between the States," the
Richmond Dispatch says:
"In Mr. Chandler's article in the
Forum, to which we called'attention
yesterday, he says that Mr. Seward,
who was secretary of state at the time,
certified that one of the new amend
ments had been ratified by twenty-nine
States, if Ohio and New Jersey had no
right to retract. That 'if was signifi
cant. Every judge of the supreme
court knows that the thirteenth, 'four
teenth and fifteenth amendments were
ratified under duress, and that such a
ratification was not of the kind contem
plated by the fathers of the republic
and the framers of the constitution.
In other words the South was com
pelled to accept an increased number
of representatives in the lower house
of Congress. But, of course, the blind
Republicans supposed that the negroes
would send none but Republicans to
congress, and that thus the power of
the Republican party would be perpet
uated indefinitely. Our enemies
builded better (for us) than they knew.
"If the judges of the supreme court
of the Uuited States know these things
why do they recognize the new amend
ments as valid? There are at least two
reasons. One is that the judicial de
partment of the government has noth
ing to do with deciding whether amend
ments to the constitution are ratified
in due form or not. When the fact of
ratification is certified by the executive
department, the courts refuse to go
behind the record. We are not sure
that this is tenable ground."
Probably one reason why the Demo
cratic party does notppenly advocate
at this time the abolishment of the
amendments by wiping them off the
slate on which was written war legisla
tion, is that the great fraud that gives
the Democratic party power is sheltered
in the interpretation of those amend
ments. The fourteenth amendment provided
for the punishment of the disfranchis
es of their fellow citizens by taking
representative power from them in the
enumeration in proportion to the pre
vention of voting. This language, we
are aware, is not lawyer-like, but it tells
the truth exactly.
Then came the fifteenth amendment,
which prohibits States from doing the
things for which political impoverish
ment had been provided as punishment
in the 14th, and it is now held that,
as the constitution under the fifteenth
amendment forbids a thing, it cannot
happen. The theory is, that as the
State is told it must not, it can't. The
people do it, however, and retain all
their capacity, and laugh at a policy
which looks to the punishment of the
disfranchisement of 1,000,000 men.
The amount of it is, the whites vote
for the blacks in the South, resent the
Republican victory in the war, and ob
tain for themselves the Democratic
party, and use it to retake for the
Solid South all that was lost in the
overthrow of the Southern Confeder
acy, and even beyond that. More than
this, the Southern bosses propose to
rule the whole country. They exclude
Dakota to give themselves a finer mar
gin upon which to continue the reign
of the bosses of the black belts over
It is the opinion of competent observ
ers that Americans know less about
public affairs than almost any other
nation. The English read all the de
bates in Parliament, and carefully
study all questions. They know all
their Ministers by name, and feel al
most personally acquainted with the
leaders in the House of Commons.
Every four years the American is
aroused by the excitement of the Pres
idential campaign, but during the in
tervening period he pays little atten
tion to public affairs, and leaves all
questions to the politicians. In En
gland the papers contain extensive ac
counts of all the proceedings of Parlia
ment, while in this country the reports
of the actions of Congress are con
densed, and in many papers are
banished to the supplements, while
baseball and divorces are described in
every detail. "We do not study
sufficiently the questions of the day,
and are not sufficiently cognizant of the
actions of our representatives. How
many Americans can name twenty-five
United States Senators, wifh the States
they represent? How many know, by
name, the Cabinet officers, or the Jus
tices of the Supreme Court? "We like
to hurrah for some one during the cam
paign, but we do not sufficiently weigh
the question as to who we shall hurrah
CALLS FOE REPUBLICAN CON
A delegate convention of the Republi
cans of Kansas will bo held in tho city of Topo
ka,onJuly23.1SSS.attho hour of 12 o'clock,
m., for the nomination of candidates for
Associate Justice of the Supremo Court,
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 tho several county Republican
committees, under such rules and regulations
as may bo by them prescribed. The county
conventions to be held not later than May 5,
loSd. The basis of apportionment of delegates
to said State conventions will bo one alternate
to each 400 votes cast for Timothy McCarthy,
for Auditor of State, November, 1SS6, or frac
tion of 200 or more "votes. One delegate and
one alternate each will be allowed to all unor
ganized counties, and counties organized since
2Hovember2, lbtfO. Delegates aro apportioned
to tho several counties as follows, to-wit:
.Meade. . 4
Edwards .. .2.
so ward 1
G reeley 1
The voters of Kansas who are in favor or a
freeanduntrammeled vote and a fair count,
who favor the strict enforcement of tho law,
who cherish the defenders of the country and
favor a liberal pension to all who are disabled,
who favor such laws as will protect home pro
ductions, home manufacturers aud homo
labor, who favor free schools and popular edu
cation, and who arc in favor of again placing
the government in tho hands of thoso who
saved it instead of thoso who sought its de
struction, arc cordially invited to participate
in the primaries, county and State conven
tions. P. I. Bonebkake, Chairman.
Heniiy BitAJfDLEV, Secretary.
A delegate conventlonof the Republicans of the
23rd Senatorial District of Kansas, consisting of
the counties ot Clay and Dickinson, will be held
in the Town of Industry on Monday, August 2",
1SSS, at the hour ot 1 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 eight (8) delegates and eight (8) alternates.
D. A. valentine, A. S. Davidson,
A Republican county convention will be held
in the court house in Abilene, on Saturday,
July 21, 1888, at 11 o'clock, a. m., for tho pur
pose of choosing delegates and alternates to
represent tho Republican party of Dickinson
county, as follows:
Six ((1) delegates and six (6) alternates to at
tend tho Republicad State Convention to be
held at Topcka, Kansas, on Julj 25, 1888, to
nominate a candidate for the ofiico of gov
ernor, state treasurer, auditor of state and
other state ollicers.
Tho delegates to the county convention will
be selected by tho holding of Republican pri
mary elections In the various voting precincts
and wards, as has been customary for a num
ber of years past, on Thursday, July 19. 1888,
between tho hours of two and slxo'elock, p.
The basis of representation shall bo one del
egate for each 30 votes cast for E. B. Allen,
secretary of state, at the election of Novem
ber. ItSfi, which will give the following appor
tionment to tnc several voting precincts in
Abilene, First Ward - 2
" Second Ward 5
" Third Ward. 3
" Fourth Waid 3
Banner township 3
Buckeye township 3
Detroit - - 1
Enterprise .-. 4
Flora township 2
Fragrant Hill township 2
Garfield township 2
Grant township 5
Holland township 2
Hayes township 2
Hone............. ......... .. ...... .
Lyon township -
Ridge townsmp -
Rinehart township - - 2
Sherman township -
Sand Springs J
Union township 1
Willowdalo township 3
Wheatland township JJ
At the county convention held at the court
house In Abilene in the fall of 1837 the following
resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That we believe the "Crawford coun
ty system" of holding primary elections prefer
able to the one now in use in this county, and
hereby instruct the County Central Committee
to adopt the Eame. ,
"By this we mean that the primary election for
county officers shall beheld each year on the first
Tuesday In September; that the returns dnly cer
tified shaU be forwarded at once to the secretary
.ila ...ui .Amtftod thnt. thf ppntml mm
oi lac ueuLtai iajiuuuii., -w -- -
mlttee meet on the first Friday after the primary
election and canvass the returns, and declare
., ....ina n.TniiM hr th Rpnnhliean nartr
U1USU lltvi un uuuuu-v "J I -" J rf
who have received the most votes forthe respect-
lve omces. -.mai enui uumta. u
elect two members of the central committee, and
that the whole county elect one at large at the
" ...-.,-- am.,..-. iAroHnn TX-hTrTl TTlPf. tfl
elect delegates to the congressional and district
..-, n- oi,r iria mart in rescind the
above resolution;this was opposed on the ground
that the convention waa nut iu..j iiuoi .uu.
the people had not discussed thisquest.on atthelr
primary meetinge. After discussion, It was
finally resolved that the county central commit
tee should call special attention to this subject
so that the voters might discuss uus question at
the July primaries, to the end that their delegates
to the county convention July 21st may be pre
pared to 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 Republican convention last
fall as follows: ... . .
Resolved, "That we, as Republicans, ought not
to honor In convendon any person whose adher-
ence totneprmapiesui um y-u-j - huju-
We respectfully urge upon all Republicans the
dntyand5mportai.ee of attending the prmiaiT
meetings, and especially consider the Crawford
county system of nominating candidates for coun
ty officeX J."M. Hodge, Chairman.
G. W. C. BonEEB, Sec'y.
Sweet potato plants for sale at Chas
C. Young's, one-half mile west of the
. -a -!
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 myour 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.
W. L. COOLEY, the Jeweler,
Has Removed his Stock of Jewelry to 202 3d St
A few doors east of his former location, wIiptc lie will he found with a larger
and better line of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver and Silver Plated Ware,
Stectacles and Eye-glasses, at lowkk prices thin others dare sell them. He
does not belong to any ring or clique hut is running his business on its merits,
and is bound to win if low prices and honest goods will !o it. All goods sold
are warranted to be as represented. Kepairings of all kinds iieatly and oare
fully done. All goods sold engraved free of charge. He invites all his old
friends and customers, and as many new ones as need anything in his line, to
call and see him in his new location.
COOLEY'S NOVELTY BAZAR
Is the Latest attraction in the city, and the place to get Bargains.
eain. We have a lan line of GUuware, Tinware, Woodeairare, Mart ware. Oil Paintings, SU-
r. . t -..i ci.tnn inii tjj onfi VnMnna n fAt i Hitla nf Pro r t U In nri vet lrnntTOn tQ
come in and look tnera over and see If you do no
ouy. TOglveaiall llifcwouia DC dkaho au uuiiusaiuuiby m wit nuc 10 ou ui, u. vu. ut,...
them for yourself. 37-6m
ARMITAGE'S NOVELTY BAZAAR
IS TRULY THE
Great Temple of Economy.
Keeps everything and will save you from
25c to 50c on every dollar invested.
A Welvlina nf "Flnwer Baskets. Lunch Baskets.!Waste and Clothes
Baskets, Hampers, etc. Ladies are
me. Organs lower than tne lowest.
Corrtex 3d- a,rLd. B"U.c3s3re.
For thirty days, at the
Double-Deck Boot and Shoe
Store. To reduce my stock oi
SPING AND SUMMER GOODS.
T. C. McINERlTET.
Cash Paid For Hides and Eurs.
save 40 cents on every dollar's worth Of goods you
especially invited to call and exam
- t fe-i' j-
- 'V . t. .-4 .
1 . s
5. ., . . -.