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THURSDAY, AUGUST J 6, 188S.
CITY AKD COUNTY.
Mary had a little lamb,
ButJIarj looks dejected,
Por Mary's lamb isn't worth a d-n,
When it is not protected.
Itevised " crsion.
It is talked on our streets today
That watermelons can be bought at
your own price.
That the canning factory continues
to pile up the cans of corn.
That crab apples are plentiful and
cheap in the city markets.
That the farmers are paying their
taxes with commendable rapidity.
That several prairie schooners bound
for "bac est 2 se yfs foks" went
through town today.
That a good many teachers are try
ing hard to explain "how I came to
miss that examination."
That W. S. Manley, who last year
taught the Industry school, has secured
the prineipalship of the Greeley, Kas.,
That our neighing town Manchester
will scon organize a Lodge of Knights
of Pythias. This is a substantial evi
dence of growth.
That the Union Labor enthusiasts
held a meeting last night and made
some progress at settling for the Nation
the disputed points of political econ
omy. That if an editor published one half
the "gairs" that are reported to him for
publication, he would have to enlarge
his paper and at the same time "en
Bmall" his subscription list.
That John AVanamaker, themerchant
prince of Philadelphia, will stop off in
Abilene on his way west during the
next month and deliver an address to
the Sunday school scholars.
That the "Wichita Journal is respon
sible for saying that with the possible
exception of the skating rink, while it
lasted, the Salvation army is luring
more girls to degradation and ruin than
all other causes combined.
That the Fair Association has laid
out a new road leading into their
grounds. Turning to the right after
crossing the bridge, parties can drive
up an easier incline than heretofore,
and reach the grounds opposite the
upper turn of the track.
That Doc. McMaster has some rich
specimens of gold and silver quartz
the Mary Foster mine, near Idaho
Springs, Colo. The mine, which is
owned, by the McMasters is a very
promising one, the ore being worth
above all expenses of mining etc. at
least $1,000 per ton.
Rev. W. II. Honnell, formerly of this
county, is a candidate for nomination
for Superintendent of Schools in Mc
The Democraticliberty pole at Lost
Springs went down in the storm the
other night. They see the hand-writing
on the wall. Hope Dispatch.
It is expected that the Ilerington
and Abilene base ball clubs will play a
match game at the Hope fair the last
day. Thoy will draw a big crowd.
It is said that the Union Labor party
which holds its county convention Aug.
25th, will nominate a full county ticket
and make a desperate attempt to elect
Visitors to the driving park would
pass a pleasant hour if tlley would
make their calls in the morning when
the fast horses are taking their work on
The Garfield Normal college in En
terprise will open Sept. 11th. The
sessions will be held in the public school
building until the college building is
The "Wichita party that shipped a
carload of watermelons to Abilene,
had probably never heard of "canying
coals to New Castle,"' but will learn by
J. A. Kummerland, of this city, will
do the cornice and pressed zinc work
on McPberson's new opera house. Abi
lene's business men seem to have a
wide reputation for doing good work.
John Hill & Son, Abilene's No. 1
plumbers, have the contract for doing
the plumbing in the Dunkard college
atMcPhertsOn. This speaks well for
Mr. Hill's reputation as a first-class
workman throughout Central Kansas-
A. S. Olney's fine trotting mare,
Nellie Davis, by Henry Pulling, has a
fine bay colt by Congressman 6539.
This is one of the best bred colts ever
owned in Dickinson county and Mr,
Olney has appropriately named him
E. N. Allen, of this city, is another
of the staunch William Harrison men
in 1840. He has been an enthusiastic
Republican since the organization of
the party, and bafore that was a Whig.
He will vote this year for General Ben
Harrison and expects to see him occu
py the same chair in which his grand
THE CITY HALL.
Accepted by the Council The Finest
Structure of the Kind in Kansas
The city council met in special ses
sion Saturday morning and consid
ered the acceptance of the new city
hall, just completed. G. W. Shaeffer,
the architect, and Kruger & Thomp
son, builders, submitted their reports
and declared the work as contracted
for finished. The council after visit
ing the structure accepted it, and the
hall now becomes the property of the
city of Abilene.
The structure, upon which the work
men have been engaged for about six
months, is undoubtedly the finest west
of Topeka, both in interior arrange
ment and finish and external appear
ance. Its total cost when completly
furnished and ready for occupancy by
the city officers, will be about 20,000.
It is located at the corner of Broadway
and Fifth street and is in a most cen
tral location, one well-fitted for such a
It is constructed of the best pressed
brick, with terra-cotta and cut stone
ornaments. Its style of architecture
is unique yet imposing and reflects
much credit upon the designer.
In the lower story are two offices for
city officials and a large room for the
fire department. Up-stairs is the city
hall and four office rooms. From the
roof and tower, the latter being 100
feet from the ground, a magnificent
view of Abilene and the surrounding
country is obtained. The basement is
devoted to cells for city criminals.
These are strongly and conveniently
arranged and. will save the city much
jail l'ent which it has recently been
paying to the county. The mayor,
city cleik, city marshal, police judge
and city attorney will soon remove
their offices to the new quarters. The
fire department will also be ensconced
in its handsome apartments.
The city has shown good judgment
in having everything about the build
ing of the best material and work
manship. There has not been an inch
of material used but what is first
class in every particular and the
building will stand as a monument
to the wisdom of our people in build
ing well when they built. Abilene
can well be proud of this addition to
Jier already long list of elegant build -ings.
A Californian Talks.
A prominent visitor in the city is
Capt. C. J. McDivitt, a former Dickin
sonian and two years ago Department
Commander of the Kansas G. A. R.
Mr. McDivitt is at present a resident
of Santa Paula, Cal., where he is edit
ing and publishing the Santa Paula
Chronicle, one of the newsiest papers of
southern California. The Reflector
this morning had an interview with
the gentleman and asked for informa
tion regarding the political status of
the Pacific coast. "There is just one
thing doubtful about California," said
Mr. McDivitt, "it is doubtful if her
Bepublican majority will be less than
15,000. It will probably be more.
The Bepublican party of that State is
united as never before and is entirely
satisfied with Harrison. The most
conservative men place his majority at
from 10,000 to 15,000 votes. Califor
nia has no sympathy with free trade
and will set the seal of its condemna
tion firmly upon British interference
with our National affairs."
Begarding the Chinese question he
said that it cuts no figure at all in Cal
ifornia's views. It looks large at this
distance, but there it is scarcely men
tioned. Indeed, California herself, a
few years ago, was a strong advocate
of Chinese immigration, and is not dis
posed to criticise any one who then
held something like her views, but like
her has since modified them. There is
no worry whatever about Harrison's
record in that respect. The people
are well satisfied with him and will
support him as fully as they would
have done Blaine.
This testimony, coming as it does
from a man of Mr. McDivitt's promi
nence and experience as a politician, is
invaluable. It only re-iterates what
we have said eveiy day since the cam
paign opened that California is "all
right" and along with the rest of the
Solid North will cast her eight electo
ral votes for Harrison and Morton by
at least the 13,000 majority that she
gave to Blaine in 18S4.
An Egyptian Exodus.
The part of the city known as Egypt
has had its unsavory reputation made
still more fragrant recently by a pretty
bold fancy house. Kirkwood and
Knauss have been watching the estab
lishment for some days intending to
ropo in the whole outfit as well as some
of the "bloods" of the city who were
visitors there, at the first opportunity.
Their scheme was about ready for the
final round up when the gang got wind
of it and skipped the country Saturday
night. It will be decidedly unhealthy
for them if any of them return to Abi
lene. Egypt is improving rapidly.
Two or three more exoduses will make
it fairly respectable.
From Monday's Daily.
HER LAST SLEEP.
Dr. Ambrey Gray Dies Peacefully
After a Short Illness.
Yesterday noon the young life of Dr.
Ambrev Gray, the lady physician who
has made so favorable an acquaintance
in our city, went out into eternity.
She had been ill only since the first of
the week and death coming so suddenly
to one apparently in the full flash of
health seems particularly sorrowful.
For she had been in excellent health
until the cold rains of last Monday
when in taking a walk through the
damp air, she caught a cold which de
veloped into pneumonia from which
she died Sunday noon.
Miss Ambrey Gray was born in Du
rant, Iowa, in 1SG1. She graduated at
the Iowa State University in 1S85 and
afterward took a course of medical
study and thoroughly prepared herself
for a physician. She came to Abilene
last April and began the practice of
her profession. She has been quite
successful, finding many patients
among the ladies and children of the
citj. Her office and living room has
been until last week upstairs in the
King block. Then she moved to the
corner of Fifth and Bioadway and the
confusion and disorder incident to the
removal undoubtedly hastened her
The deceased leaves four sisters and
two brothers. Three sisters aie here
and have lived with her. One brother
is an attorney in Denver and arrived
on the noon train just in time to see
his sister die. One sister, Niobia,
is engaged to teach in the Abilene high
school during the coming year.
Short funeral services were conduct
ed at the house at 10:45 a. m. by Rev.
Dr. McKeehan and the remains were
put aboard the east-bouud express to
be taken to Durant, Iowa, for burial.
The mourning relatives accompanied
Though comparative strangers in the
city, there has been no lack of kind at
tendance and loving sympathy shown
the bereaved relatives or of assistance
through the illness of the departed.
Miss Ambrey had made many friends
by her quiet, dignified, christian de
meanor and the expressions of sorrow
over her untimely decease are numer
ous and heartfelt.
Card of Tharks.
The brother and sisters of Dr.
Ambrey Gray beg to express their pro
found gratitude to the citizens of Abi
lene for their many and great kind
nesses shown them as a stricken and
At 3:40 Sunday morning an alarm of
fire was rung in from north Buckeye.
The hose company turned out and
found the fire located back of Shepherd
Brothers' store. Two small stables had
caught fire, either from the fuse of an
incpndiary or by accident and were
nearly destroyed. Some difficulty was
experienced in getting a supply of
water and when it came, it was too late
to do anything except save the sur
rounding property, which was done.
The stables belonged to David Blu
baugh and are a total loss. They were
valued at $o00. Fortunately the
horses, carriages, etc., contained in
them were saved.
If the fire is some more of the Abi
lene fire-bugs' work, prompt measures
should be taken to teach them a lesson,
that they will not soon forget. Wa
have had too many accidents (?) of this
nature in the past six months and the
city cannot afford to take risks of any
kind when property is in danger from
fire. In this case the buildings were
nearly new and were careful'y locked
so that no other reason than incendiar
ism can be given for the fire. A de
termined effort should be made to bring
to justice the scoundrels who are im
periling the safety of property in our
A Good Memory.
It is a decidedly cold day when Mar
shal; Kirkwood gets left on anything
relating to criminal affairs in thi3 city!
The latest instance of his detective
prowess occurred this morning and it
evinced a remarkable facility for re
membering faces and names.
Last February a young man, Wm.
Ebberts, was arrested for appearing in
woman's attire. Upon conviction he
was fined $5 and costs amounting to
$12.75. While in Kirk's custody await
ing payment he talked so nice and was
so honest and sincere in his repentance
that when he asked permission to go
about town to raise the money for the
fine that Kirkwood let him go. He
went and stayed went until this morn
ing when he wandered into the city.
The Marshal spotted him afar off and
collared him. The fellow didn't want
to go to jail and liquadated the old fine
instanter. He protested that he had
been trying all thfs time to raise the
money and had come back to pay the
Indebtedness. The story is too thin to
take this hot weather, however. The
promptness with which the scamp was
recognized shows an abundance of de
tective ability on the part of our' effi
cient city marshal.
Some Lively Sport at the Driving
Park An Indication of What Is To
A good crowd was in attendance at
the Driving park matinee Saturday
afternoon. Considerable time was
spent in preliminary trials and scoring,
making the races too late for a report
in Saturday evening's issue.
When the races were called, the fol
lowing entered in the 2:2S free-for-all:
Gray Bashaw, Charles II. and Ever
mond. The race was won by the latter
after three close heats in which good
time was made.
A 300 yard dash between Tom Carl
ton's gray and Will Lebold's bay was
won by the Lebold horse, it taking the
last two heats.
In the 2:40 class were: Geo. Wolf,
Ashland Boy, Laugtry and Don Pulling.
The race was won by Geo. Wolf, he
capturing all three heats.
The contests were very successful in
showing what the Various horses will
do at the summer meeting. Friday
afternoon next another matinee will be
given, and as the horses will have been
worked down fine and the race meeting
proper being near at hand it will be to
the interest of the drivers to see what
their 11 eis can do, consequently some
.fast and exciting trials may be looked
County Crop Prospects.
The farmers of Dickinson county are
exceedingly jubilant just low. The
magnificent prospects for good crops
were never equalled. All sorts of
grain and vegetables are in splendid
condition. The hay crop is remarka
bly thrifty, several fields being sure to
go from one hundred to a hundred and
fifty bushels to the acre. The fall
wheat, which will be harvested in Octo
ber or November, is quite marvelous
and it is said will yield well. Beans
are rank and thrifty, as many as seven
ears being frequently found orr one
stalk. Several farmers have already
commenced reaping their ensilage and
they say it will average at least 100
bushols to the acre. Potatoes are ripen
ing fast and will soon be ready to pick.
Eggplants arc hatching out with a cer
tainty never before krwwn. Turnips
are in excellent condition though it
w?s thought that the vines were in
jured by the spring frosts. Pumpkins,
though struck by the blight last fall,
are coming around all right and will
soon be ready for threshing. There is,
indeed, reason to rejoice over the agri
cultural triumph in this county this
The Hope Dispatch discusses C. B.
Hoffman's record in the following
pointed language. It strikes the mat
ter squarely and shows up the anti-monopolist
(?) in his true light;
It is a great query with some how a
man who has been a Republican all his
life, who served in the legislature only
four years ago as a Republican, and
who announced himself as a Bepubli
can two years ago and served as a del
egate in a Bepublican county conven
tion, can now consistently charge the
Republicauparty with being an enemy
of mankind and of legislating in favor
of the rich and against the poor. Can
a man tuiyi State's evidence after he
has assisted in doing all the damage he
can and by so doing throw all the re
sponsibility on those who have only
assisted, and go '"scott-free" himself?
With what degree of allowance is his
advice to be taken now, if by his coun
sel and advicje, and with a full knowl
edge of the facts, he has assisted in
creating and perpetuating the present
state of affairs? It certainly looks as
though we have a right to distrust his
advice until we can be made to see the
consistency of his actions in the past,
or be made to believe that he acted ig
norantly until now, bat is now anxious
to repair, in a measure, the damage he
has himself helped to do.
A Harrison Family.
Ihe following from the McPherson
Freeman relates to a gentleman well
known in" this county:
Bev. W. II. Honnell tells the follow
ing incident of his father and his eight
sons: The boys being presented to
Harrison's grandfather, Old Tippe
canoe in 1840, six were large enough to
stand in a row; when the old General
laid his hand on the heads and bade
them be good and true to parents and
their country. The eight all grew to
manhood; all remained Whigs and
afterwards Bepublicans. Four went
into the army, where the youngest died
in Andersonville; himself and the
others served out their time; and after
48 years from the first scene, six are
enthusiastic supporters of the grand
son for president.
Another Tippecanoe Man
Samuel Freeman, of this city, is
another of the veterans who in 1840
used every endeavor to elect William
Henry Harrison and are now ready to
help young Tippecanoe "and Morton
too" into the White Honse.
Mr. Freeman was in Pennsylvania
near Gettysburg at the time of the 1840
campaign and heard Harrison speak
several times. He says the enthusiasm
was something wonderful and resem
bled the present .excitement over Ben
Harrison, the grandsons
W. 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 larcer
and better hue of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver and Silver Plated "Ware
btpctacles and Eye-glasses, at lowee prices than others dare sell them. He
does not belong to any ring or clique but is running his business on its merits
and rs bound to win if low prices and honest goods will do it. All goods sold
are warranted to be as represented. Repairings of all kinds neatly and care
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 gef-Bargains.
m. Th(;,5.' ? aja 23c counters aresurc to win. There are thousands of articles and every one a bar-
EneorsHtilueii2' nlaSl TY?re' Toodenwarc, Hardware, OH I lntlngs StS
tionerj.nooks Slates, Balls, Bats and Notions, in fact a little or everything and we want yon to
buv T S,U lut wiT'0'1 ainot W ce,,ts 0n every dollar's worth of oodyoa
&foryourlt. n Slb,1!tjr a tne,lne so large, but call and see
W. H. EICHOITZ,
Graduate of the Rochester School of Embalming.
A new and fall line of Metalic, Wood and
Clotn-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
PRICES AS LOW
Calls attended to day or night. Resident".', first house west of store, cor
ner of Third and Cedar streets, Abilene, K:ms:i.s w32-tf
ARMITAGE'S NOVELTY BAZAAE
TEMPLE OF ECONOMY
All goods will be sold at 10, 20. 30, 40 and 50 per cent lower than
ever, to make room for the largest and finest
ispiay of Holiday Goods
EVER BROUGHT TO ABILENE.
Come Ladies, Gentlemen, Boys, Girls all come, and
J. G-. RMITGKE,
Comer 3d and ZB-cucfee-sre-
THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE
Organized a National Movement
for the more effectual
Protection of American Farming,
and is making
A Specialty of the ta! of the Republican Clubs
and of matters
OF INTEKEST TO UNION VETERANS.
Not only does The Tkiijuxe print the regular telegraphic and other news
of the day, in addition to all the entertaining and valuable old-established fea
tures of the paper, but it is devoting special pages to all the topics named above.
The Tkiijuxe demands that the A3Iekicax home 3iakket shall ije se
cured fok Ajiekicax lauok AND pkoductiox. It opposes the classiGcation
of wool and other farm products as "raw materials." The Tkiijuxe proposes
that "more protection shall be given to farmers rather than less. By means of
letters addressed to granges and agricultural societies, The Tkiijuxe recently
ascertained the views of several hundred thousand practical farmers on the
tariff, a feat never before performed. On January 11th, last, it submitted their
ronii-pc tn o pnmmiitPfiof nine, who Drenared the now famous "Address to the
Farmers of the United States," and advised them all to petition Congress for
the more effectual protection of Agriculture, tiie tkiijuxe win suppiy man
noMMnn fn timsp who wish to circulate them. Bead the editorials and special
articles, and the letters from farmers, in The Tkiijuxe. on the subject of agri
culture and the tariff. They are an education in themselves.
The latest phase of The Tribune's work for the general good is for the es
pecial benefit ot the Republican party. During the rest of the year it wrll print
the news of all the Republican clubs of J;he United States. It mtends to have
a correspondent in every club as fast as arrangements can be made.
The Republican voter, the temperance man. the man of family, the young
man, and the woman, will all find in The Tkiijuxe reading matter prepared
for their especial entertainment and instruction. The paper shonld be found
in every farm house and bv every fireside, no matter what other papers find
their way there also. A club agent is wanted in every town. Sample copies
are always sent free.
The Weekly, until November 15, 1888,
The Semi-Weekly, for same period, -The
Weekly, for one year,
The Semi-Weekly, one year, - -
AS THE LOWEST.
StkA guNtc.,. 4&AS -v .
party and Mr, Mills.
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