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Have your prescriptions compounded
at John M. Gleissner's Drug Store,
east side of Broadway, cor. 3d st. 39-1 y
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 188S.
FRANK A. 8MALLEY,
Attorney at Law
Southeast Corner Broadway and 3d Streets.
CITY AHD COUNTY.
The brick works at Enterprise are
turnintrout some excellent material.
II. J. Landis lost a valuable horse
Saturday. It was overcome by the
Will Kapp, a young farmer of Hayes
township, was prostrated by the heat
Priday but recovered and is around
The plum stealers settled their case
Monday, pleading guilty and paying
an eight dollar fine each. Bather ex
W. S. Hodge has traded a large
amount of lands in this and Morris
counties for rentable residence property
in Kansas City.
The time for the fall races is ap
proaching. The track is in fine condi
tion, the trotters are receiving their
training aud everything points to a
most successful occasion.
The Y. P. C. A. of Hiawatha, will
hold a "Harvest Home" at Lyona,
Thursday, August 9, 188S. John H.
Engle, editor of the Chapman Courier,
delivers the principal address.
By a vote of 29 to 10 the citizens of
Uerington on Tuesday voted to have
a solid brick school house no "ve
neeied" structure. Herington showed
lots of good sense by the action.
The boy who was reported lost last
week lias been foundatManchesterand
brought home by his father. He had
been enticed from home by another
older and more worthless boy. Chap
The tomato fields south-east of the
city are a sight to behold. These
acres upon acres of rank, strong plants
give promise of an immense amount
of material for the canning factory.
Sheriff Xaill captured near Pt. Biley
Saturday night the two men who bur
glarized Yerkes' store in Chapman.
He has them aud the stolen goods safe
ly housed in his select boarding estab
lishment. A handsome piece of femininity ar
rived Sunday night at the home of J.
S. Wpstfall, a prominent farmer of
Newbern township. All concerned are
doing excellently. We suggest that the
little lady be called Mortonia.
Xotices are posted in Chapman an
nouncing a district bond election Sat
urday, Aug. 4th. The proposition to
be voted upon is whether or not the
district shall issue bonds to the amount
of S2.200 for the purpose of building
additional school room.
After the nomination of the county
officers a general Republican rally will
be held in this city, at which time Gov
ernor Humphrey and other gentlemen
on the State ticket will be present.
Prepare for a gathering of such propor
tions as to eclipse anything ever seen
in Dickinson county.
The Chapman Courier gets in a good
hearty protest against using the public
school building for meetings of all sorts
political and otherwise. This is cor
rect. The people should have a place
for such meetings or they come to look
upon the schoolhouse as a general
catch-all for all kind of gatherings.
Postmaster Buchanan today began
the posting of United States signal
service weather indications. The
charts are sent by mail on the morning
and evening trains and give the barom
eter and thermoneter standings and
probable weather for the succeeding 36
hours. These reports will be of much
benefit to our citizens.
One of Abilene,s most substantial
citizens, D. H. Metzger, enjoys the
honor of having had an active hand in
the" 1840 campaign. He cheered with
"Tippecanoe and Tyler too" with the
best of them, and will cheer just as
loudly this year for Tippecanoe's
grandson "and Morton too." Who
else have we in the city that helped
elect Win. Henry Harrison V
The following from the Osage City
Free Press can be appropriately re
printed by every county paper m Kan
sas: Xow the corn crop is beyond danger
and will unquestionably be big, corpu
ent, fat and saucy, we hope our friends,
to whom we have been sending the
Free Press hit or miss, will scratch
around and nay us enough anyhow to
enable us to'bridge over the summer.
We want but little here below, but we
want that little awful bad, just about
Monday's Ball Game.
The game between the printers and.
hardware, men Monday was fraught
with fun and perspiration. The boys
worked hard for five innings, and then,
having seen all the sport they cared
for, left off the score standing 13 to 8,
in favor of the men of iron.
William Patrick Gulick did the um
pire act with his usual grace and ur
banity, winning a generous amount of
praise for his efforts to please.
An accident occurred during the pro
gress of the game that cast a shade of
gloom over the proceedings. A foul
ball struck a by-stander in the cheek,
knockine him almost insensible. It
was feared that serious injury might
result, but the man is improving.
8IDE BY SIDE.
Father and Son Are laid to Best in
the Same Grave The Funeral of
Adam and Fred Rohritr one of the
largest Ever Known in Abilene.
Tuesday at 9:30 a. m. the funeral ser
vices of Adam and Fred Rohrig were
held at the home on Yine street. The
yards and street near the residence
were filled by the immense crowd gath
ered to show sympathy with the heart
broken family. The fire department
and Oddfellows were in attendance in
full uniform, and the merchants and
citizens of the city turned out with one
accord to honor the dead.
The services were conducted by Rev.
Dr. J. L. McKeehan, who, in tender,
touching accents, spoke of the upright
lives of the deceased, and strove by all
possible words of consolation to sof teu
to the weeping relatives the mysterious
action of providence which hadsnatchtd
from them their loved ones. An ear
nest prayer for divine strength to aid
the wife and children was offered, the
choir sang "We're goiDg home," and
then the procession to the cemetery
was formed in this order: Minister,
Gazette band, Hose Company Xo. 2,
hearse bearing Frederick Rohrig, guard
of honor, Hook and Ladder Company,
hearse bearing Adam Rohrig, Oddfel
lows, friends, citizens. Over one hun
dred carriages were in the procession,
which was one of the longest that ever
wended its way .to our city of the dead.
At the cemetery the audience stood
beneath the fierce July rays and listened
to the last ritual ceremonies as the
father and son were laid side by side in
the same grave to sleep together, as
they had died together, until the res
The last chapter in this sorrowful ac
cident is ended. A happy home, in
which the family ties were more close
ly bound than the world often sees, is
made desolate andthe sorrowing rela
tives must take up the weary round of
The mother is today somewhat moie
composed than yesterday and now that
the final ordeal is past will no doubt
regain her strength. Loving friends
and neighbors have done all in their
power to assist the family in their be
reavement. Time will be long in effac
ing the memory of the most sorrowful
happening that Abilene has ever seen.
i O I I
Deputy U. S. Marshal Guthrie, of
Salina, came down today with a war
rant charging Dan. !Nolan with selling
liquor in violation of the prohibitory
law. Xolan was surrendered and tak
en by the officer to Salina where he
will be bound over for trial before the
United States court.
There will be a basket picnic of sev
eral Sunday schools at O. W. Kirby's
grove, five miles southwest of Abilene,
section 1 in Garfield township, Thurs
day, August 9th. Good music and
speaking are expected. Ice cream, etc.,
will be on the the ground. All are
cordially invited to attend.
Death by Sunstroke.
The railroad section boss was fatally
sunstruck Wednesday while working
on the Santa Fe track about a mile and
a half west of Enterprise. Coroner
Hoisington went down to hold an in
quest. During this fierce heat people cannot
be too careful of their health.
The County Convention.
The Eepublican Central Committee
met this afternoon and changed the
time of holding the Eepublican county
primaries and convention to one week
earlier. They will be held August 30th
and September 1st, respectively. The
committee was induced to make the
change by the coincidence of the for
mer dates with those of the Hope fair
and the G. A. R. meeting at Colum
Carlton In Line.
The Republicans of Carlton last Sat
urday organized a narrison and Mor
ton club with the following officers:
President, J. Watts; secretary, "W. J.
Murray; treasurer, W. H. Shane. The
club starts out with a strong member
ship and will make that neck of woods
ring for Republicanism.
Meetings will be held Saturday eyen-
ings in Watts' hall. Everybody in
vited to turn out next Saturday when
an old fashioned round-up will be held.
Ho, For the Eaces!
Rills for the summer meeting of the
Fair Association have been issued and
the date fixed upon as August 22-24.
A most flattering outlook is indicated.
The purses are most liberal, amount
ing to $2500. Entrance to purse races
close August 16th; to stake races,
August 6th; to running races, August
The Association has a most excellent
ground, plenty of water and shade and
the best and fastest mile track in the
State. Our people and sportsmen are
assured of three days of the best racing
ever seen in central Kansas.
The management has been to great
expense in building the track and mak
ing improvements and it is hoped that
the people of Dickinson and adjoining
counties -will turn out en masse and
show their appreciation of the associa
tion's efforts to eclipse all former un
dertakings of the kind in this section.
Buv your tin fruit cans at J. Dun
lavy & Co.'s. wlt-d75-3t
TheUnfeindest Cut of All.
Is refrigerators at Dunlavy & Co.'a.
rf-i1nfttvfiViftStsii ia. ai7.
We would call the attention of our many patrons to the marked reductions we have made in our entire
stock of DKY GOODS. We have made a reputation for selling goods at prices lower than trie lowest; this
good name we will bend all our energies to hold, by always giving the best goods for the least money. We
are strictly a "Cash House," and selling for cash we will always keep prices down.
Fancy Dress G-oods.
24 inches wide.
From 10c to 10c.
From 25c to 15c.
From 35c to 19c.
From 50c to 25c.
OS inches wide.
From 50c to 35c.
40 inches wide.
From 35c to 25c.
From 79c to 45c.
From 85c to 50c
38 inches wide.
Lroni 95o to 45c.
in cream and old gold, 38 in. wide.
From 75c to 38c.
From 25c to 10c.
From 90c to 05c.
Fro m 1.45 to 75c.
210 Cedar Street,
THE BAPTIST COUNCIL.
The Four. Days Session Completed
Majority and Minority Eeports
Handed In The Findings of the
Revered Brethren in Full.
The council continued its session Fri
day night without coming to an end of
the investigation of Mr. Welsher's
The evidence already in was summed
up by Rev. Peters a At Rev. Churchill
in lengthy addresses in which they re
hearsed the whole matter from the be
ginning. The council was in executive
session Saturday, considering the mat
ter and formulating findings, etc.
In the opening sessions, Dr. Hiscox's
Star Book on Baptist councils was
made the standard of authority to
which all differences of opinion as to
procedure should be referred.
The following are the findings of the
council as furnished by the secretary:
In the opening sessions the follow
ing resolutions were adopted:
Whereas, the council is now duly
organized and ready for business,
Resolved, That all persons except
Baptists and those Immediately con
cerned in the matter under considera
tion be and are hereby requested to re
tire from the further deliberations of
Resolved, That since the 3hurch, at
the request of the aggrieved parties,
invited certain nersons to sit in the
council, we therefore declare it as in
our view an open council.
By motion the council proceeded to
take up the points named in the call in
the order named.
By motion. Rev. T. H. Peters, pastor
of First Baptist church, of Topeka,
was appointed to conduct the case for
the aggrieved parties, and announced
the order of a mutual council as laid
down in the Star Book (p 104, sec 3, 4,
and 5) and called the evidence of the
Mr. A. S. Churchill, counsel of the
defense, from Omaha, Neb., brought
in evidence in reply, followed by the
rejoinder of the affiant, and the de
fence's rejoinder to that rejoinder.
After eight long session the evi
dence was closed, without arguing the
testimony the case was submitted to
the council which weut into an all
night executive session, and on Satur
day forenoon returned the following
FINDINGS OF THE COUNCIL.
Your committee would respectfully
make the following report as to the
doings of a council held in Abilene,
Kas., July 25, 26, 27 and 28, 1888, upon
the call of the First Baptist church,
Abilene, Kas. Said council consisting
of brethren representing churches as
Rev Geo Merriam, Solomon City.
G-B Hull, Solomon City.
Moses Bush, Minneapolis,
DICTATORS OF EMW
Black Gros Grain Silk.
From S5c to 00c.
From $1.35 to 1.00.
From 1.45 to 1.10.
Col G-ros Grain Silk.
From Si. 25 to 75c.
Blk. Lace Flouncings.
From 1.35 to 95c.
From 1.75 to 1.15.
From 5.50 to 2.95.
75c, 85c, 1.00, 1.15.
Cream Lace Covered.
From Si. 25 to 50c.
From 2.50 to 1.75.
Fsom 3.25 to 2.00.
From 3.75 to 2.50.
From 5.55 to 2.95.
From Si. 25 to 75c.
From 1.45 to SI. 00.
From 2.25 to 1.25.
From 3.50 to 1.75.
From 4.50 to 2.95.
Rev Jas Wilson, Minneapolis.
J W Ilosea, Garfield.
T W Meserve, Garfield.
E Gibson, Manchester.
J R Vickors, Manchester.
RevT E Hudson, Council Grove.
Rev M P Hunt, Ellsworth.
T B Mills, Wamego.
Rev E F Sergeson, Wamego.
Rev C H Wareham, Marion.
Rev J S Nasmith, Clyde.
Rev J D Newell, Manchester.
Rev J J Townsend, Junction City.
M E Clark, Junction City.
Rev T C Coffey, Herington.
Jno Walton, Herington.
D Compton, McPherson.
S C Wright, McPherson.
M Lindsay, Niles.
E G Brown, Niles,
E II Dingee, Abilene.
II G Fisher, Abilene.
M P Jerome, Clay Center.
J J Starkweather, Clay Center.
I D Newell. Manhattan.
S B Abbott, Salina.
G Randall, Union Dale.
J G Cowell, Union Dale.
Rev J S Nansmith, Clyde.
Rev J D Bradley, Niles.
Persons individually invited:
Rev A Jacobs, Harlan, Iowa.
Rev II Dunnett. Solomon.
Rev T R Peters, Topeka.
Rev S H Stole, Lawrence,
Rev E Clark, Flora.
Rev J D P nungate, "Wichita.
Rev A L Vail, Emporia.
M D Morse, Ellsworth.
A S Churchill, Omaha, Neb.
II II Dui'.away, Harlan, Iowa.
Unanimous findings were made upon
two specifications of the call. A record
was made of the vote on two other res
olutions that came before us.
The first unanimous finding was re
garding the first specifications of the
call for the council reading as follows:
"First, as to our actions in the case of
certain grievances alleged by certain
members against our pastor." The
unanimous finding was:
Resolved, That while we do not pass
upon the motives of the church, we be
lieve the church ought to have been
more thorough m their investigation or
the charges before them.
The other unanimous finding was re
garding the second specification of the
call, which says: "And as to our ac
tions in the exclusion of two members
from the church." The unanimous
Resolved, That. while we deem the
offenses charged in the records of the
church against the excluded memDers
possibly sufficient grounds for exclu
sion, yet the church should be censured
for not following the rule in Matthew
Regarding the third specifications:
"And our relation, according to a Bap
tist usage, to a so-called exparte coun
cil which convened in our city en the
17th day of June, 18.SS"
Resolved. That having adopted
"Hiscox Star Book on Church Conncil"
as authority, we are by sain
prohibited from J)0"
I counting ,-
jing upon the third
Next it was considered best to have
From $1.45 to 85c. '
Black and Colored.
From .85 to .50.
From .98 to .05.
From 1.55 to .95.
From 2.25 to 1 .50.
From 2.50 to 1 .75.
From .15 to .10.
From .25 to .15.
From .50 to .29. "
3i, 5, 8. 10c.
White Bed Spreads.
From .75 to .50.
From 1.10 to .75.
From 1.25 to .90.
From 1.35 to .9S.
From 1.45 to 1.00,
From .50 to .35.
From .75 to .5S.
From .95 to .09.
From 1.15 to .79.
From 1.25 to .99.
From 1.05 to 1.10.
From 1.75 to 1.25.
From 2.15 tc 1.50.
From 2.35 to 1.05.
a resolution concerning the pastor pre
sented before the council. The follow
ing resolution was acted upon:
Whereas, In view of the impropri
eties of Rev. W. A Welsher, pastor of
the Baptist church at Abilene, Kansas,
in the cases of women whose testimony
was before the council, in regard to' at
tempted liberties with their persons;
Resolved, That he lacks the qualifi
cations of a minister of the gospel as
laid down by Paul in his letter to Tim
othy 1st Tim. in, 7.
Signed by the following sixteen mem
bers; J W Hosea, J R Vickers, Rev Geo
Merriam, Rev C II Wareham, Rev J S
Nasmith, T W Meserve, Rev J D New
ell, Rev T C Coffey, Rev A II Stote,
Rev J D P Hungate, M V Jerome, J L
Starkweather, M D Morse, G Randall,
J G Cowell, Rev II A Barden.
As there was not a unanimous vote
in its favor. The council did not make a
finding on the matter: but as a matter
of record the yeas and nays on it were
placed in the minutes, sixteen voting .
for the resolution and fifteen against it;
after which the minority offered a res
olution. By vote of the majority they were re
quested to phice their resolution on
record beside the majority resolution.
The following is the resolution of the
Resolved, That it is the sense of the
fifteen minority that after giving our
prayerful considerations to the serious
charges presented by certain aggrieved
members of the Abilene church and
one lady not a member, affecting the
moral character of Rev. Dr. W. A.
Welsher as well as the rebuttal testi
mony of the accused, that we do not
believe him guilty as charged, but we
do believe Dr. W. A. Welsher, by his
indiscretions in his associations with
these aggrieved parties, acted so as to
render his actions suspicious. And be
it further the sense of this minority
that we earnestly request Dr. W. A.
Welsher to be more careful of his ac
tions in the future; and finally we rec
ommend that the church be more care
ful in the future of their pastor's repu
tation. Signed by the following fafteen mem
E U Brown, Rev A Jacobs, Rev i 11
Dunaway, J B Abbott, Moses uusn,
Kev Jas Wilson, ii uidsoii, rtevjai xr
Hunt. Rev J J Towsend, M E Clark,
Jno Walton, D Compton, S C Wright,
M Lindsay, J D Bradley.
In closing the report ycur committee
would mention the excellent christian
spirit that prevailed during the long
and arduous session in which these
conclusions were reached.
Rev. J. S. Nasmith, j
Rev. A. Jacobs, Com.
M. D. Mouse.
Rev. J. O. P. Sldigatb,
.Rev. Tt C. Coffk
Tnhn Thmlaw & Co. are selling
leather and rubber belting at Kansas
Ladies Muslin Under
,59 to .39.
.65 to .45.
.75 to -47.
S5 to .57.
.9S to .53.
From 1.00 to .75.
From 1.15 to .81.
From 1.45 to 1.00.
From 1.75 to 1.10.
From 1.85 to 1.25.
From 2.50 to 1.50.
From 3.00 to 1.75.
From 3.25 to 1.9S.
From 50c to 19c.
From 55c to 25c.
From 65c to 45c.
From 95c to 75c.
From 1.25 to 85c.
From 1.65 to 1.25.
From 2.25 to 1.50.
From 25c to 15c.
From 45c to 25c.
From 55c to 35c.
From 75c to 50c,
From .50 to .25.
From ' .65 to .39.
From .85 to .59.
From 1.25 to .75.
From 1.35 to .85.
Special correspondence of the keflectok: j
Herington'. Kas., July 30. j
work nas begun on the new scnooi ;
house. It will be solid brick and will
Allen Powell went to Salina to the
Republican rally didn't get back till
Sunday night. Can't imagine why.
E. II. Gehrig is doing a ruslring busi
ness in his new bakery and ice cream
parlor. There are no Hies on E. II.
Dr. J. W. Money has begun the
erection of an elegant new store build
ing in which he will open a stock of
Durbin Bros, are putting up a store
next to Dr. Money's.
Miss Grace Cooke, who is attending
the normal in Abileue, came home to
H. II. Keath, the accommodating
druggist, has sold out to J. S. Lowe
and gone to Osage city to re-enter the
A new stone arch bridge is being put
in on Walnut street in front of the
The Rock Island company will erect
a railroad hotel and dining hall oppo
site the depot.
The hill on Walnut street is being
cut down to grade level and the lot
owners in that part of the city are joy
ful. B. L. Herington took in the Salina
rally Saturday night.
Who says Herington isn't booming?
Between 35 and 40 new residences are
in course of construction at present.
A little rain wouldn't hurt things,
though we are not badly suffering.
M. Hickey and wife, Chapman's ob
streperous citizenSjTuesday made prep
arations to skip the country. As they
were under bonds to appear at the dis
trict court, the marshal captured the
precious pair and brought them to the
county seat that afternoon and they are
now taking their third sweat in the
On Hew Grounds.
The gas well borers, Messrs. David
son & Ryno, have moved their appara
tus to the waterworks lot in the city,
and begun on Monday boring for
artesian water. The city hole has been
temporarily abandoned at a depth of
1,000 feet, though, after the completion
of the waterworks well, boring may be
Ynu can brolly shootprairie chick
ens aft-. gepk 1st, but buy a gun now
at cost of Dunlavy a; w. just, w nam
your dog with, you know.
Por Sale at Cost.
A stock of groceries, queensware,jtewteMVipursttoue
stoneware, lamps, glassware, fia.,muc, u3;;,ftiit6f the court "in Basa ne, recited in
be sold either retail or in a 'cm ".Saiaofe D
. . KiitejAsbig
S12 Broadway, Abilena, iv. ir -
75-Gtr59-l . KilLTiiiByAsbigiiee.
V. 1, -
From 1.75 to 1.15.
From 2.00 to 1.25.
From 2.25 to 1.50.
5, 10, 12 and 15c.
From .25 to .19.
From .35 to
From .50 to
From .25 to
From .50 to
From .65 to
MISSES BEST FRENCH RIBBED
From .45 to .19.
Cream lace flouncings v
From 75c to 35c.
From 1.25 to 75c.
5c card of two dozen.
Socks, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 19 25c
Undersuits, 25, 50c.
Overalls, 35,50, 74c, 1.00.
Flannel Shirts, $1,50, 2.00, 2.25
Percale Shirts, 50, 75, 1.00.
Best ITnlaundried Shirts, 50c.
Fifteen fine trotters arrived at the
fair grounds today to be trained for the
races; they are excellent animals and
with good records. Our citizens can
see a horse-race any morning while the
trotters are being put through their
paces. The horses are: Maud A.,
Wild Tiger, Dexter, John, Charlie A.,
belonging to W. II. Rowland; Charles
fl., 2:29J, Geo. Wolfe, 2:3(5; Billy P., E.
A. H., Minnie II., owned by M. G.
Chapin, Belleville; Henry O., Gray
Boston, Comrade, Jack Cade, Rob
Ryan, owned by O. Hart.
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We the undersigned grooarymen of
this city hereby agree to close r stores
at 8 p. m. for a term of two months
commencing August 1st. Saturday ex
Brumm & Volkman,
Shane & Emig,
II S Tisdale & Co.
Berry, Berry & Co.
Kurap, Fickes & Oo.
Cartridges, Guns Ac
John Dunlavy & Co, are agents for
the celebrated Chamberlain cartridges.
They bought in quantities sufficient to
secure inside prices. They have also
bought 200 sacks of shot wads, paper
and brass shells, primes, caps, leading
sets, ram-rods and, in fact, everything
pertaining to the sporting good's line,
making ours the most complete gun
house in the state. 71-3t-49-!2t
Buy your oil at John Dunlavy & Co.'s
and save money.
Tin fruit cans at Dunlavy & Co.'s at
the new price;
200 corn knives at J. Dunlavy &
Chamberlain cartridges by the thou-
rsandorany other way at J. Dunlavy
Red, whiteandbluecampaign torches
at John Dunlavy & Co.'s.
Remember there is a general reduc
tion in hardware at J. Dunlavy &"Co.'8.
TTNDER AND BY VIRTUE OP AS 0RD2B OP
U sale issued by thu clerk of the district court
ot Dickinson county, State of Kansas, In a cause
pending therein, wherein I. S-Hallm and P. L.
Parker, partners aHallam Parker, are plain
tiff, and William J. RosseU, Same P. EasaeU.
HUand S-onthworth aud John P. Agnew are de
fendants, I vtU, On
Monday, September 3d, A. D. 1888,
at the front door of the court houe, Jn the cKy of
Abilene, county of Dickinson, Slate 01 ivansaa, a
10 o'clock a. m. of ald day, seU to the higaesS
bidder, for each, the following described tea
In block tend
of Kan-ia. Sobr. v"V wotJ&akfe lle'n ot J80O
Yt rlv of !i
with inters; VQ&iSSW 12jJr W per.anaani
'S - i. d.w.nadl.
Sheriff of Dickinson coaaty, Xaasas'
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