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AT COST FOR 30 DAY
T J. B. CASE'S!
All Dress Goods; Black and Colored Gros Grain Silks; Summer Shawls; Gents', Ladies' and Children's Summer Underwear; Large Stock of Pans
all styles; Large Stock of Parasols, all prices and styles; all Muslin Underwear; Gents' Neckwear: Gents' and Ladies' Low Shoes and Ta siimum. , n'
plete Line of Gents'
Ilave your prescriptions compounded
at John M. Gleissner's Drug Store,
east side of Broadway, cor. 3d at. 39-1 y
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23. 18S8.
Official Paper of County and City.
FRANK A. SMALLEY,
Attorney at Law
Southeast Corner Broadway and 3d Streets.
"Can you tell me," he asked, "the reason
Why the girls just now are so kind and
"Oh, yes," said a frieud, "'tis the ice cream
And they.re llsbimr of course for an ice
A political convention every Satur
day in Abilene for tbe next month.
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The Dunkards at McPherson are
about to erect a woolen mill to cost
$14,000. They evidently are confident
that the Republican party will be suc
cessful and tbe wool industry be pro
tected. Ed. Little, an old Abilene boy but
now an attorney in Xess City, is a can
didate for Representative from bis dis
trict. Mr. Little is well supplied with
friends in Dickinson county and every
one of them will wish him success.
Prairie chickens are already being
slaughtered by amateur nimrods all
over the State, although the law ex
plicitly states that no person can shoot
or take possession of any pinnated
grouse or prairie chicken except be
tween September 1st, and January 1st.
"Washburn College, Topeka, Kansas,
is easily accessible to all parts of the
State. The advantages which it offers
for the study of English, Ancient and
Modern Languages, Science, Music,
Painting and Elocution, are unsur
passed. The fall term begins Sept. 3 2th.
George Cowperthwaite, who fell
through an open cellar-way on Spruce
street last May and asked tbe city coun
cil for $5,000 at its last meeting, has
now entered suit for $10,000 damages
-against tbe city. The case will be tried
at the October term of the district
A thief in Jefferson township recent
ly stole a couple of hens from a farmer
and dropped a gold watch while steal
ing. The farmer wishes us to state
that the latch string of the hen house
still hangs out and he will be pleased
to receive similar calls and no ques
M. D. Herington announces himself
this week through the Headlight as a
candidate for nomination for represen
tative in the 69 th district. Mr. n. is
one of the men who have done most to
build up South Dickinson and the peo
ple will no doubt gladly give him the
position to which he aspires.
The Hope Herald enters on its fifth
volume with tbe last issue. The Her
ald is one of the best weeklies on our
exchange table and was never yet
known to contain a dull paragraph a
fact due, no doubt, to its being soaked
through and through with Republican
ism. George Burroughs is making a
deserved success in Kansas journalism.
The Chapman school board on Mon
day re-elected John H. Engle as prin
cipal for the coming year. The
gentlemen showed good judgment in so
jloing for no principal in the county has
worked harder or made his school more
of a success than has Mr. Engle. Chap
nian is assured of a good school for
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The Kansas Farmer says: Reports
from the corn fields are much more en
couraging this week than they were
last. Some fields were badly injured
by hot winds, which came at a time
when the stalks were fresh in tassel,
gome corn was lost the same way last
year. The crop in general is good, will
be the largest ever grown in the State,
The home of Dr. E. E. Hazlett was
last night broken into by some would
be burglars and, thoroughly ransacked.
The desks and bureaus were overhauled
and their contents tutned. out upon, the
noor, arrange to say nothing was
found missing thig morning ox at least
nothing of materia value. The rascals
were probably only amusing them
selves, it will, however, be costly
amusement forthetB if they are caught.
and Boys' Straw Hats.
SERVICE PENSION REUNION,
Program for the Coming Meeting Ar
rangedOld Soldiers Everywhere
The committee on arrangements for
the Service Pension association have
completed the program for the meeting
of the association Tuesday, Sept. 4th.
The gathering will be held in the old
fiir grounds grove. Everybody is in
vited to attend with a well-filled basket.
Coffee and beans will be furnished free.
Old soldiers and members of the tV.
R. C. are especially urged to be present.
An invitation has been sent to the
president of the State Service Pension
association and he will probably be in
The program as fully as it can be
pre-arranged is as follows, Col. E. H.
Dingee being president of the day:
Address of welcome Col. E.H.Dingee
Response J. C. Kussell
"The Army".. II. C. Harvey
"The Navy" Capt-J. J. Heagan
"The Flag" .. E.G.Putnam
"Woman's Relief Corps" .W. S. Anderson
"The G. A. K.". W. T. Davidson
"The Sons of Veterans" W. N. Hendricks
Address Comrade J. P. Campbell
Songs by the old soldiers Band
The Water Works Well.
Drilling on the well at the water
works is progressing very satisfactorily.
The drill is down today 367 feet and is
dropping toward China at the rate of
from twenty to thirty feet daily. The
formation of the earth's crust has been
found to be similar to that in the gas
well except that the various strata are
crossed at a greater depth. Just now
the drill is piercingslate and calcareous
rock lying in inclined stata. No water
veins of account have yet been crossed
though strong indications of an artesian
flow are experienced. In the gas well
at the depth of 285 feet was met that
famous vein of pure cold water that
rose to within fifteen feet of the sur
face and it is expected that the same
or a similar vein will be met with in
this well. Messrs. Ryno & Davidson
understand their business thoroughly
and will find good water for the city if
such a thing is possible.
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Another Aged Citizen Taken.
Died Friday, August 17th, at home
of his son, "V. S. Brewer, in Banner
township, Mr. George Brewer, aged
The death of this aged citizen of
Dickinson took place after a short ill
ness of one week, and, though the de
ceased was so far advanced in life, was
not expected by his family to take
placefor a long time to come. Mr.
Brewer has been a very rugged, healthy
man and one able to cope with the
storms of life. He was born in Lycom
ing county, Pennsylvania, and lived
most of his life in the Keystone State.
About nine months ago he came west
to live with his son, W. S. Brewer, of
Banner township. He has been suffer
ing for some time with Bright's dis
ease of the kidneys and was suddenly
taken much worse about a week ago.
In spite of all that loving hands could
do to stem the tide of disease, he
passed peacefully awoy last night at 12
The funeral services were held
Sunday, at 11 a. m. at the Elmo
The new Rock Island elevator which
has been in conrse of construction for
several weeks past is now completed
and will be ready for the receipt of
grain next week, some grading being
necessary before loaded wagons, can
drive up to the platform. The build
ing and its maoMnery has cost about
$3,000 and while not large is one of the
most complete elevators in the city. It
has an elevating capacity of 400 bushels
per hour and can store 8,000 bushels Of
grain. The gentlemen whQ are to take
charge of it will be here in a few days
and the elevator, will then be ready for
business. It is a valuable addition to
Got His Horse.
Tom, Carlton went to Newton last
night to get his horse, captured there a
day or two ago. The animal is Tom's,
without doubt, and will be brought
back by the owner, The thief x White,
while not actualy in, custody, can be
reached, and will soon, be brought to
Eddie and Lulu
Judge Seeds issued, a marriage license
this afternoon to Eddie T. Cleveland,
aged 3? and Lulu A, Lake, aged 17,
both of Keystone, thi3 county.
Stock of tlie Followiiis,' Full Lines of Groods:
The Political Atmosphere Becoming
Wanner Every Day The Con
tests for Nominations a Lively One.
All the candidates for positions on
the Republican county ticket have
now announced themselves and are in
the race for good. The candidates are,
of course, putting in their solid work
both in the towns and country, as the
primaries are but ten days off, and
their fate will then be decided. The
contest is a good-natured, good
humered one, and will give the best
man for each position a chance to win.
The County attorney-ship lies be
tween two of Abilene's bright young
lawyers, Messrs. Crawford and Bitting.
Charles S.XJrawford is a hard worker,
and has had considerable legal prac
tice for one of his age. He has been
city attorney for Abilene the past year
and has filled the position with credit
and honor to himself. If defeated it
will notbebecausehe does not workfor
the coveted nomination.
His competitor, C. C. Bitting, is
equally worthy, and has the utmost
confidence of all who know him. His
legal career in this county has proven
him a thorough law student and a man
whom the people can trust.
In the Probate judge race are I. L.
Hart and B. "W. Peck, both staunch
Republicans and men who have given
their best energies to the party in
years past. Either gentleman would
fill the office with satisfaction to the
public. Mr. Hart was one of the
William Henry Harrison supporters in
1840, and has long been a power in
Buckeye township politics. Mr. Peck,
"the sage of Jefferson township," has
done a large amount of rustling for the
party and thinks he deserves recogni
The contest for Clerk of the District
court has four entries. All the gentle
men are fully competent to conduct the
office, and we may be sure that who
ever is selected will make a strong
nominee and will win the race at the
J. L. Galbreath represents the west
ern part of the county. In his home.
Solomon, he has been honored with the
positions of councilman, mayor and
city treasurer, which office he now
holds. He is a reliable business man
and is making an energetic canvass.
C. M. Teats, of Hope, will carry a
strong delegation from South Diokln
son. Mr. Teats has long been among
the leaders in the business circlet" of
the county. He is an ex-soldier, having
with credit served in the Illinois 3d
Cavalry and earned promotion during
the late unpleasantness. He has been
a member of G. A. R. post Jo, 63,
He has many friends who are working
hard to make his nomination sure-
W. S. Anderson is also an old sol
dier and a member of Abilene post.
He served in the Union army, (113th
Illinois Volunteers) faithfully, and was
wounded during the rebellion so se
verely as to injure his health for life
and entitle him to a pension. Mr. A.
served the county well as surveyor
for two terms, and if chosen District
clerk will make an able officer.
Herman Meyer is too well known to
need any introduction. As an Abilene
merchant for some years, herha3 made
a record for integrity and sterling up
rightness that is beyoiid dispute.
J, S. Ford h,as the field to himself in
the County Superintendency. We
doubt if a single vote will be cast
against him at the primary elections,
so universally ha3he given satisfaction
throughout his term, He has advanced
the cause of education in this county
from the day he assumed the duties of
All the candidates for county offices
are men of character and reputation.
The people will make no mistake in
voting for any of them, and the con
vention will make no mistake in nomi
nating; for whoever are chosen to lead
the party this year will march to a cer
tain and complete victory; for, as we
have remarked before, the Republican
majority for NationaljState and county
tickets in Dickinson county this fall
will be thirtysix miles long and twenty-four
Postmaster Morgan, of Solomon,
still confined to his house.
Notice Bothchild's announcement.
Mr. R. has gone to Chicago and will
show some rare bargains on his return.
Money to loan at lowest rates on
farm" property. No delay Money,
paid as soon as papers are signed
J Jt WAIiACE
Office with J. O. Bender, Buckeye
A NEW WEEKLY.
A Democratic Paper to he Started in
Abilene by S. K. Strother and F. T.
Strother About Sept. 15.
The Democrats of Abilene and Dick
inson county will remember how suc
cessful and satisfactory the Abilene
Refiector was as a Democratic pa
per, under the management of Strother
Bros. The paper was started when the
Democratic strength of the county was
not more than half what it is now, and
in the face of discouragements and
very general adverse predictions, but
it achiered a decided success, neverthe
less. The demand for an able and consist
ent Democratic paper is more marked
in Dickinson county than it was four
years ago. The political situation of
the country is in a more acute state
now than then. The contest is now
between high taxes and low taxes. It
is a contest which personally concerns
every farmer and laboring man in this
country, and it is only begun. Not
only in this campaign will the fight be
waged; it will be continued until the
forces of monopoly and legalized rob
bery are put to rout and scattered by
The Democrats, the opposition to the
high-tax Republican party, need a pa
per which they can trust. They want
a paper which will command their re
spect and confidence.
Believing that the opening is here,
S. K. Strother and F. T. Strother will
begin the publication of the Dickinson
County News on or about September
15. The projectors of the paper are
not unknown to the people of Abilene
aud Dickinson county. Their experi
ence and knowledge of county affairs,
gained while they were in control
of the Abilene Reflector, has
been added to by extensive train
ing in other places, and it
will be their endeavor to make the
News the leading paper of this county,
in its local as well as political charac
ter. Every Democrat, every farmer,
every laboring man will find the paper
his friend and advocate, and everv
who is opposed to the principles of the
Republican party i3 urged to give the
News his cordial and earnest support.
Republicans will read it because they
will like the spirit of its opposition to
The News will be placed within the
reach of all, even during these dull
times. The terms will be $1.00 per
year paid in advance, $1.50 per year if
not paid in advance. Until January
1, 1889, it will be furnished for 25 cents.
S. K. Strother,
F. T. Strother.
Cyclones, Wind Storms and Torna
does. For insurance in first-class com
panies at lowest rates call on J. M.
Wallace, office with J. C. Bender,
Buckeye avenue. 84-6tw50-4t
We do not claim to be undertakers
ourselves, but we do claim that the
man who has charge of this department
for us is second to none in the State,
and this is what we propose to prove to
the people of Abilene and vicinity.
87 Upshaw Furn. & Cpt. Co.
Lower than Ever.
From this date until further notice
we will, owing to circumstances- a
very large over-stock and the hard
times sell coffins and caskets of all
kinds from the cheapest to the very
best at actual cost, and will furnish
our hearse and the attendance of our
undertaker free of charge. As to our
ability to give satisfaction, we claim to
have in Mr. A. S. O'Dowd one of the
best undertakers and embalmers in tbe
State; and should you unfortunately
need anything in his line, give him a
trial and he will convince you. Resi
dence, first door west of the store.
Upshaw Furniture & Carpet Co.
d 85 w 51 tf Cor. 4th. and Broadway
A great many people don't know
what running the undertaking business
at cost means. It means a $100 fun
eral for about $25.
Now is the time to have your pictures
framed. Closing out at cost at Up-
$500 worth of picture moulding to be
sold at actual cost at Upshaw's.
Corn Knives and Corn
Twine, at Dunlavy & Co.'s.
The finest breech-loading
double gun for the. money in
the State,.at John Dunlavy &
Co.'s. Price with outfit, $17,
Children Cry for Pitcher's fedora.
For Sale byBAXNM & Noktxcbaft
tub Offered at Abilene
Abilene, Kas., August 23.
Hogs, per 100 lbs 4 50 00
Cows, per 100 lbs i 50 00
Steers, per 100 lbs 1 502 00
(Corrected weekly by Johntz & Rice Mill Co.)
Wheat, J.0. 2, soft.... s &65
J heat. No. 3, soft 55M
Wheat, No. 2, bard ooSc2
.... ttu- ;
Wheat, No. 4 50
Corn, white 40
Corn, mixed 2o2S
Oats .". ".""..'. Ij
(Corrected weekly by B. F. Nelson.)
Butter, good $ i2j$
Chickens, per lb, dressed 10
Chickens, per doz. alive 1 501 75
Turkeys, per lb, alive 7
Eggs, per doz . 10
Onions, per bu 1 00
Cabbage, per lb
Potatoes, new 751 00
Flour, per 100 lbs 2 202 40
Ifyou will make a few enquiries you
will find that Upshaws are doing ex
actly as they advertise in the under
taking business. 87
John Dunlavy & Co. are
headquarters for ammunition
and sporting goods. 5w
The Largest Insurance Company in
The Mutual iLife of New York paid
claim ol the late T. L. Thornton,
amounting to $2929 on his $2000 polio .
This is the only company of those in
which Mr. Thornton was insured
where the amount paid exceeded tbe
face of the policy,
d-wl JonN Read, Local Agent.
$5.00 picture frames for $2.00 at Up
shaw's, closing out at cost. 86-tf
Dr. Cady's Condition Powdeis. they
tone up the digestive organs, free the
system of worms, give the horses a
good appetite, causing them to shed
freely and putting them in shape for
hard work. For sale by Barnes &
Remember that what you have been
paying $250 for you can buy for $75 at
We are positively going out of the Shoe business and in order to
close out the stock quick we offer to close out the entire stock at
cost and less than cost. You will now have an opportunity to buy
clean,fresh goods of the best makers in the country at exact factory
prices. No old shop worn goods, but clean, bright, solid goods at
cost and no mistake. We have no shoddy goods, but all leather
goods at much below shoddy goods prices. All slippers, Newport
and button ties at less than cost. Remember, this is no sham re
duction sale to work off old stuff,but a positive closing out cost sale.
B M E
a.t. fi-5rn.nt.lv noat -nrice.
the line of worsted dress poods, including our
and colored siJks, black and colored casnmeres, camels nair goods,
trinnts. d-mss flannels, noveltv combination suitings, an immense
line ot figured black dress goods, all desirable
nrSX-CiaSS in quaiiuy, ttuu auiuu&tgu clu iuoi uuoo uuiiiig uluo aaio.
Please remember that cost with us means cost nothing less. We
will include in this cost sale white dress goods and a limited quan
tity of oriental flouncings at less than cost. We have also made a
0-prmir.fi rfidnntion in rjrice of all other goods and to convince vou of
the truth of our statement, we will quote a few items, for instance:
. . . m a it II II A
Londsdale and hruitot Loom Dleacnea muslin yc,
Best Indigo blue prints 6 1-2 c.
A well known popular brand of unbleached muslin, good and stout, 6 1-2 c, sold every
where for 8c.
Heavy Cheviot shirtingfor 9c. These are regular 12 1-2 c goods.
Ball's Health Corsets 75c.
A regular 75c corset for 50c.
These few items .will give you an idea oi the prices we intend to
make. We want to say right here that we do not intend to go out
of business, but we do -intend to make the lowest prices on Dry
Goods that have ever been made in Abilene, and by so doing hope
to move piles of goods.
Don't fail to avail youself of our COST DRESS GOODS SALE.
J. G. HAMAKER & CO.
Vr wJBkm sSP JES
In either case you must have
And now is the time to buy them.
Eemoved to One Door
stock is all new and of the very best. Don't
wait till the cream is all taken, but come at
once and buy good boots and shoes for less
money than the dealers pay for them.
v. si.uioxr ,
will offer our entire stock of
This sale embraces rjositivelv evervthiner in
. .J.V.U, ,. UJU.
North of the Benefit.
at about half price; the
entire stock of black
patterns and strictly