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ABILENE, DICKINSON COUNTY, KANSAS, JULY 26, 1888.
We want all the
"WIS CD-A-IST G-ET,
At as Favorable a Rate of Interest
as can be obtained elsewhere.
r'Call on us before you make your Loan.2
Of3.ce up-stairs over Citizens Bank.
" V.ch 15, " ,-,-ly
That "courfc-house-ring" gag was
hardly a success.
Xew York indulges in the luxury Of
an extra session of its legislature.
Four more ppnsion vetoes added on
Monday to Cleveland's infamous record.
It is feared that Cleveland will veto
Harrison's letter of acceptance when it
is issued. --
Dickinson county was never in so
prosperous a condition or with so prom
ising an outlook as in this year of grace,
"Public office is a public trust", and
we have trusted the offices to the pres
eut incumbents about as long as we
The Salina Herald says that Kansas
will not give Harrison and Morton
more than 59,999 majority. Oh well,
that will do.
It is announced that Mr. Blaine will
not arrive in New York until about
August 1st, instead of July 27th as
There is this broad distinction be
tween John A. Martin and John Mar
tin: The first is governor of Kansas,
the second never will be.
Grover Cleveland may be "a yard
wide," but he is not "all wool." and
he is some quarter of a century behind
General Harrison as a grand-father.
Speaking of campaign hats and coats,
we beg to suggest that the "truly loyal"
take them both off and sail in for solid
Republicanism with no mugwumpery
Judge Gresham is going right along
with his legal affairs, as unobtrusively
and quietly as he did when his name
was on every tongue. He has proved
himself a great man.
The Cleveland organs are worried
over "the Republican Clubs,'"and they
have only just begun to organize.
"When they get ready to blow their
horns and float their banners the "ban
dana" crowd will feel sicker than ever.
St. John got $50 per speech for his
harangues in New York during the
1884 campaign, that's fact. It is re
ported that he will get the same this
year and that the mmey comes from
the Democratic campaign fund, that's
probably fact too.
Chief Arthur announces that the
"Q" strike has been a failure and that
the company has won the fight. The
men may now go to work where and
when they can. They have at least
paid well for their experience and if it
is only worth what it has cost them
they will be abundantly wealthy in
that one article at least.
The old red wipe is a lamentable
failure. Beside the red, white and
blue it betrays a fatal lack of dignity
and decency. From a hundred sad
Democratic hearts rises the plaintive
Could I but stand -where Thurman stands,
and view the landscape o'er,
I'd fold my red bandana up, and flourish it
The Democracy tries to prove the
authenticity of the Poster letter by say
ing that it comes from the same source
as the forged Ingalls letter which was
so eagerly snapped up by that ilk a
few days ago. That settles it. "Sen
ator Ingalls repudiated the Phelps let
ter almost the day it was published,
and to compare this latest roorbach
with it is sufficient proof of its origin.
Those who assail General Hairison
for his Chinese record are making
small headway. California is satisfied
with it or at least the Republican por
tion of California is and nobody else
cares much about the subject,' except
to awaken tuiworthy prejudices. No
body can hurt General Harrison now
in this matter except himself. He
may injure himself by an attempted
?Ta v UUV1UU -7" .UT
stands up like a manlyjman, he will he
;M mO Alt!
Condensed into the form of a short
creed, the Republican platform is some
thing like this:
We believe in a free ballot and in
having every vote counted.
We believe in protection for protec
tion's sake, and we are not ashamed of
We believe in abolishing internal
taxes created for war purposes.
We believe in direct protection of
American labor against cheap foreign
W: believe hi fres iatern.il coinpe
We b"lidve i:i railroad regulation.
We believe in homesteads and good
i n::-s.i'::d tilics for citizens.
W ; Li'lj'.'ve in home rule for big and
We believe in a double monetarj
We believe in lhe utmost facilities
for education, as worth all they can
We believe in a big merchant marine
and in American ship yaids.
We believe in a good navy, good
coast defences and good water routes
We believe in making other nations
respect our rights and pay for all they
ctet from us.
We believe in protecting American
citizens against foreign interference
not only at home but in any part of the
We believe in civil service reform
more than ever; and
We believe that nothing is too good
for the soldiers who risked their lives
to save the country and saved it.
And pretty good things to believe in
they are, too.
While the woods are full of men
who are proud to havejvoted for Wm.
Henry Harrison, we fail to find any
who claim to have voted for Van Bu
ren. If any cast their vote on that
side, they are ashamed of it.
Just as I am, without one plea, but
that George Brinski fought forme, and
that he died in poverty, to win your
votes, I come, I come. Just as I am.
without one scar, to show that I was
o'er a star, in skirmish or in bloody
war, to win your votes,I come, I come.
In a very short time, when the
plumed knight goes forth on the war
path in behalf of the Republican nomi
nees, tearful Democrats will ask each
other in a husky whisper: "What is
the matter with Blaine?" And an an
swer will come back from the east,
west and north, as loud as when
through its rocky caverns the deep
voiced neighboring ocean speaks and in
accents disconsolate answers the wail
of the forest: "He's Alt, RiGirr."
It is source of gratification to per
ceive that all factional strifes in the
Republican party are submerged since
the nomination of General Benjamin
Harrison for president. All the great
leaders favor him more than any other
man, because he has been less aggres
sive in barring their path; and his per
sonal qualities are so estimable and so
lovable that a gentle and kindly feeling
flows to him from all sections of the
country. There is nothing mean or
low or base about the man. His utter
ances are noble and elevating, and like
his grandfather, the president, he seems
not to have an enemy.
The Reflector naturally feels proud
of the victory gained over Gazette
Ward-politician Chronicle Rohrerlast
Saturday and of the overwhelming en
dorsement given the Reflector's
course by the people at large. Schemes
and tricks have no place in our policy
and we propose to see that the people
are warned against them whenever and
wherever they may arise. As a manip
ulator of Democratic politics and as
editor of a Democratic newspaper, Mr.
Robrer is in his element, but his posing
as a Republican and pretending to lead
Repbulican sentiment in this county is
a farce which the people have become
wonderfully weary. of and with which
. are TPJin their wholesale
' they are
expressing their wholesale
Cleveland's Liberality (?).
Our e. c. seems worried a great deal
about Mr. Cleveland's pension record,
so much so that it finds it necessary to
repeat the statement six times a week
that Cleveland has not vetoed all the
pension bills. We come to the relief
of our Gazette friends with the follow
ing able defense of Mr. Cleveland's
pension record from the New York
Tribune, good, reliable Republican
authority, and we don't want it charged
again that we never said anything in
favor of Cleveland a3 vetoer:
Although we are opposed to Mr.
Cleveland's re-election, we hwveno li"
osition to do him injustice or to ',ut'
aold from him any credit to which he
is fairly entitled. It wotil 1 bo a mis
take, we think, for instance, to ?a
that the President is not au industrious
person. Or that he lucks the com age
jf his self-consciousness, ur tnat lit
shirks responsibility in cases of most
tremendous moment, some of which in
volve the payment out of the Treasury
jf as much as $12 a month. His in
dustry is attested by his 200 vetoes; al
most twice as many as the aggregate oJ
rill his predecessors. It is estimated
that by his manly and heroic defense
of the treasury against the insidious
widow and rapacious orphan k he has
saved in round numbers at least $24,
000 a year to the Government near 1
ialf his salary. Xor should it be fo
gotten that tins is an annual saving
upon winch the interest also is saved
iccording to the continuity of tin
.vidow aud the longevity of the orph-.n
Now itrequires industry to take uj
ind examine separately several Unw
ind pension cases so exhaustively as !
be able to find in 200 of them the we.tK
point which has escaped detection in tli
two Houses of Consrress. There havt
oeen Presidents, who, when a batch o
oills of this character was laid befor
Jiein, would excuse themselves iwu
making an exhaustive investigation ii
ach case on the ground that ic h.ul .'
ready been made by the commr. Uns
aid the bills had passed thescniu'nv o
jolh Houses of Congress. Not si
with Piesident Cleveland. He know?
that no dependence ean be placed upoi
the intelligence or honesty of eithei
branch, and that when the insatiatt
widow and the scheming orpuan onci
get started in for plunder they slop at
nothing short of $12 a month or there
abouts unless the Executive stands ir
t'ront of the treasury in his shirt-sleeve.1-with
the flaming sword of the veto
power. This he has done with such
fndustry and devotion, especially during
the warm weather, that somo of In
most powerful veto messages have beei
discolored with perspiration.
Many of the cases which come before
the President are of the most involved
and intricate character, and unless he
lias the instincts and training of a de
tective, with the skill of a practising
physician, and much more industry
than the average plumber, it will gc
hard with the treasury. Take such a
case as that of the widow of Dennis
Mahaffy, of the 102d Rhode Island
Cavalry, wherein it is alleged that Ma
haffy died of rheumatism contracted
in the service, in consequence of which
the widow has the assurance to ask the
Government for $7 a month or there
abouts. This is the sort of case that
at once awakens the Executive suspic
ion In the first place there is the im
probability that Rhode Island had 102
regiments of cavalry in the service.
Being in the cavalry how could Ma
haffy have contracted rheumatismV
And why did he linger so long with it?
Then the chances are that he was a
drinking man. Is this really his widow?
Is it not probable that she married Ma
haffy for his money? Why did she
survive him? And did not Mahaffy
himself enlist from mercenary motives?
These and similar questions at once
ariae in the Executive mind. Being
the only honest and faithful executive
the country has enjoyed since Jame;
Buchanan, he does not shrink from his
duty. He pursues the necessary in
quires in all directions by means of
army registers, encyclopaedias, gazet
teers, census returns, actuarial calcula
tions, Daboll's Arithmetic and the
Materia Medica. He finally makes up
his mind that there never was such a
man as Dennis Mahaffy. and sends
back a veto message that just hum.1
through every line a rebuke to both
branches of Congress for legislating
away the people's money on pensions
when they ought to be revising the
tariff so as to reduce the surplus.
He would feel differently about it, of
course, if he could .believe that Sena
tors and members of Congress were
only half-way honest. But so long as
he knows them to be dishonest, negli
gent and unfaithful, there is nothing
for him to do but assume the legislative
function himself. It must make him
tired sometimes, but he has the proud
consciousness of being the only presi
dent who ever did it. And at the close
of his term it may be said of him that
for four years he sat up nights guard
ing the treasury surplus against the
stealthy approach of the widow and
the audacious assault of the orphan.
The result of the county convention
on last Saturday shows conclusively
that the Republicans of this county
have no further use for the Rohrer
Palse issues sometimes win, but the
one worked up by the Chronicle outfit
on last week was not a winner.
By the way what has become of that
beautiful transparency bearing the
legend, "Public office is a public trust,"
which Mr. Cleveland bore all through
the campaign of 18S4? Is it lost,
strayed, stolen, or "busted?"
The Kefxectob is, with but a
single exception the only paper in
the county which has opposed the
"Crawford County System" of holding
primaries. The result of the vote in
Saturday's convention shows conclu
sively that we are with the people. - 5
Developes the greatest power with the least wind.
Has an automatic, quick and positive-acting governor-the vital feature of any wind mill.
Is strong and durable.
Operates steadily in irregular winds and never jerks the pump.
Is the mill to buv.
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Ecad what purchasers say
Mauseilies MAsurvcTCuisa Co.
Gentlemen: I Lave boon runniutr
nas more than tided the warranty. Jf then? is
erected iu this country. Ours lias never given
Abilene. Kas- July 4th, 1.'5.
The 10-foot Adams Wind Mill I bought of
IIodgeDros.. Abilene, Kas., some time ago,
aas always gi en complete satisfaction. It is
perfectly self-governing in heavy winds, and
will run in lighter breezes than any other mill
I over saw. I take pleasure in reeunvmendiog
SAMUEL K. MCELHENNY.
Besides above we refer to the following well-known Farmers and Purchasers:
Abilene: A W Hargreaves, FA. D. Knapp, Jno Forney,? JnoHMahan, CW Winger. Warren Clapp. Geo W Townsend. AbrimBner. RobtR Woods, Loti
Kreider, Sam'l Bennison, J O Wenger. I V Lanby, Jno Pherson. M M Shipa, Clem Bell; Carlton: WH Logai. Jno Womoch.il, Jos Kasper, Jno MiCIune; Keystone:
Jis Waid; Industry: DCTeare, Pat Riley, WGBa'.dwin, ID VanScoyos. A RDornberger; Detroit: J S Dewey, Henry Sleeker; Eaterpris: HRoissmanand
scores of others.
We are prepared to put up mills on short notice and can give easy terms to purchasers.
Graduate of the Rochester School of Embalming. &1
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
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Calls attended to day or night. Residence, first bouse west of store, cor
ner of Third and Cedar streets, Abilene, Kansa.s .w33-tf
k wM m 'L V 1 HL H H B B MB V
HI 80. Oxftf St, Brooklyn, N.Y.
"IDE;;CE AID ADAMS "WIND MILL OF
1 r.-nte i hv HODGE HRO:l.
North Buckeye, Kas., Julr 1st, 1m.
the Adams Wind Mill 1 bought of Kode llros., Alnlcnc, Kansas last spring, constantly. My well is 73 feet deep, and up to this time the mill
wind enough to run any mill, '-The Adams" is always at work. IFruns very iuiet, and in my judgment. Is one of the most durable mills CTBr
us any trouble whatever.
Auilent, Kas., J nly 9, 1SS5. i
pumping wind mill you drccteil for mo works
like a charm. My neighbors, to a man, unite
insaying.it is the nicest working mill they
over saw. and I reallv believe no other mill
Jll.'1-rur ilkt0. uuillivuiuii J-ia luuuia
governs itselt soperfectly in heavy winds. It
will run and pump water in lighter winds than j
aiiT oilier mill, uisuiumiuiuuuy.
J. T. BLEVINS. I
ed of a Mill or Pump,
j W14 tejafoaa saedJaaou
Teob Cxstxck Cokpjtt, 18C ynltex Street, N. Y.
C.M.BR2NIZSR, 2TCRTH BUCKEYE, KANSAS-
A? nls Abilena. Kansas.
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J&1UI.ENE, Kas., July 4, 1SST.
The Adams' Miniuimr wind mill erectpil for
me by Hodge Bbqs., is a clipper. Ha e tried
it in tho heavJcBt winds aud And it governs
itself completely Jt never jerks the pump.
Have owned a-number o other mills, both
solid-wheel and section-wheel, and will posi-
tivcly assert that "Tho Adams" is nearer per-
icuuuii iuuh any oi ineni. l cneenuuy rcc-
ommend it. JOSEPH PAGE.
L. COOLEY. the Jeweler.
Has Removed his Stock of Jewelry to 202 3d St,,
A few doors east of his former location, where he will be found with a larger
md better line of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver and Silver Plated Ware,
Stectades and Eye-glasses, at loweu prices than othprs dare sell them. He
loes not belong to any ring or clique but is running his business on its merits,
ind is bound to win if low prices and honest goods will lo it. All goods sold
ire warranted to be as represented. Kepairings of all kinds neatly and care
'ully done. All goods sold engraved fiee of charge. He invites all his old
friends and customers, and as many new ones as need anything in his line, to
;all and see him iu his new location.
COOLEY'S NOVELTY BAZAR
Is the Latest attraction in the city, and the place to get Bargains.
The 5, 10and2jcconntera are sure to wlo. TlierearC thoawnds or articles and everyone a bar
gain. We have a lare line or uawa-e. Tinware, Woodenware, Hardware, Oil Painting, Sta
tionery. Books, Slates, Balls, Data and Xotioiu, la ract a little or ercrytbin? aad we want yon to
;ome In and look tlicra over and sac If yoa do not ive 40 cents on ever dollar's worth.of s?oo1? you
buy. To give a rnll list wonld be next to an impossibility a tuellnc Is so large, bnt i-all and Ece
them for yourseir. 37-cm
For thirty days, at the
Double-Deck Boot and Shoe
Store.' To reduce my stock ol
SPiNG AND SUMMER GOODS.
Cash Paid For
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 lovely line of Flower Ba-k'ils,. Lunch Baskets, Waste and Clothes
Baskets, Ilampers, etc. Ladies are especially invited to call and exam
ine. Organs lower than t,he- lowest.
Oozn-er 3d: aaa. Bic3s3re,
U. M. nilENIZEK.
Abilene, Kas., July 1, ISM.
Hodge Runs. DearSirs: Tho Adams wind
mill bought of you last fall has given mo en
tiro satisfaction. It runs in very light wlndt
and Is a perfect self-jrovcrnor. I bavo a 10
foot mill, my well Is 131 feet deep. I think. It
is the best mill 1 ever saw.
Hides and Furs,