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Have your prescriptions compounde.
at John M. Gleissner's Drug Store
east side of Broadway, cor. 3d st. 39-J y
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13. 1SSS.
The prospects in the 6Sth district are
that Hon. J. It. Burton will have the
largest majority ever tendered a Repre
sentative from that district.
PIEE AT JUNCTION CITY.
J. S. Ford has given perfect satisfac
tion as county superintendent of pub
lic instruction. It will be a rash man
indeed who will oppose him.
W. S. Anderson's chances are bright
ening every day. Mr. A. is a man
who grows upon the people and he will
without a doubt be our next clerk of
the district court.
C. C. Bitting's apt little talk before
the Republican club last night shows
what kind of stuff he is made of. lie
will represent Dickinson county before
the bar in a creditable manner.
The great, only and original P. T.
Barnum's show next Saturday will at
tract throngs from the neighboring
towns. Special trains will be run
over some of the roads leading into the
If anybody was ever sure of election,
John "W. Baker is the man. He has
made an honest, capable commissioner,
and the people, regardless of party,
will be glad to see him continue in
B. W. Peck finds that he needs no
introduction to the people of the county.
He has so long been an important fac
tor in Republican politics that his
friends are legion. As a candidate for
probate judge, Ben's all right.
Gibson is finding a. strong cur-
rent setting in his favor in the C9th
Representative district. The better
class of voters have no sympathy with
boilers and wiil rally to Ur. G.'s sup
port and will send him to the legisla
ture. A grand fair and bazar for the bene
fit of Mt. St. Joseph's academy will be
held in Armory hall on October 22, 23,
24 and 25. Every body is cordially in
vited to attend and help the Sisters in
this work. The principal prize, a. $200
phaeton, is now on exhibition atSimon
Over $100,000 Goes up in Smoke
Two Youner Men Perish, in the
Telegrams received here today an
nounce an extensive fire last night at
our sister city, Junction. The reports
are quite meager, but from them it is
learned that about 2 o'clock this morn
ing the Rockwell block burned to the
ground. The building was one of the
unesc in junction uny anu indeed in
The losses count up heavily. B.
Rockwell & Co. estimate their loss on
building, and stock of dry goods, etc.
at 387,000, insurance $55,000 in the
the German-American. Brown's har
ness store, which also went, is a loss
of 815,000. Dyche's butcher shop, $600.
The saddest feature of the fire is the
disappearance of two young men,
clerks, who are supposed to be buried
under the ruins. They are Jlilo
Eveleigh and Albert Franks. The
boys slept in the bnilding. and as they
had not been seen up to noon today it
is believed they have lost their lives.
The fire started in the Rockwell store
and in the fierce wind spread rapidly.
The dust was so thick that the firemen
could not see, and though they worked
manfully, they were unable to do more
than save the surrounding buildings.
An engine was brought up from Fort
Riley and it aided somewhat in saving
properly. ,, x
The loss is a sad one to oui-lieghbor-ing
city and Abilene will extend its
Makuied On September 4, 1SSS, at
the residence of Mr. S. 'V. Diehl, Mr.
J. S. Diehl and Miss Lena Manz were
united in holy matrimony by Rev. J.
F. Scherer. Mr. Diehl is one of Dick
inson's successful teachers, and his es
timable hi We comes from her home
near Alida, Kansas. Chapman Cou
rier. We wish the newly made man and
-wife a Diehl of happiness.
Among the various exhibitors at
the Kope fair, Mrs. M. C. Hemenway
carried off the longest list of premiums.
Her collection of oil paintings was es
pecially admired, and first premiums
were bestowed upon them freely.
Some fiower-panels on glass were pro
nounced by good judges to be remarka
ble for their fidelity to nature. Mrs.
II. is to be envied for her superior
Jeiry Singer who was "pulled" about
a week ago for violating tlio prohibi
tory law had his trial in the justice
court yesterday. The judge decided
that while the conditions surrounding
his acts were exceedingly hazy yet the
evidence as presented was not suffi
cient to convict, hence, after a severe
reprimand, he was allowed to go.
Grand Republican Rally at Chapman.
There will be a grand Republican
rally held in the city of Chapman on
Tuesday evening, September IS, 1SSS,
commencing at 7 o'clock p. m. The
following named gentlemen have been
invited and consented to be present and
make addresses: Hon. J. 11. Burton,
Hon. A. B. Jetmore of Topeka, and,
Messrs. O. L. Moore, C. C. Bitting,
W. S. Stambaugh, Dr. J. M. Hodge,
"V. P. Robinson, and others. Every
body is invited to be present.
A Business College.
Abilene is to have a new institution
of learning in the shape of a business
college which will open about October
1st. It will be in charge of C. L. Barrett
and G. W. Comfort, as principals. The
gentlemen are graduates of the "Wich
ita business college and will un
doubtedly teach penmanship, book
keeping, typewriting and the other
branches of a business college course
with eminent satisfaction. We are
glad to welcome such an enterprise to
Hon. J. E. Burton, of Kansas.
The Lewiston Journal, one of the
largest and most influential papers in
Maine, has this to say of our fellow
townsman: Friday night, at Farmington Falls,
Hon. J. R;. Burton, of Kansas, closed
his campaigning tJr in .Maine, and
Saturday morning left Farmington for
juuisas, where he is next assigned to
labor. Mr. Burton is one of the most
eloquent and effective speakers who
. have been upon the stump this cam
paign in this state, lake Mr. Blaine,
Jib has the ability to make long series
of addresses without repeating him-'
self, and devoting his time to new
phases of the political situation in
His eight speeches in Maine, given
for the most part at large centers like
Farmington, Sacarappa and Brunswick,
have been heard by great audiences
marked by great enthusiasm, and
they have been productive of good, as
.will o een waen the votes are counted.
In future campaiS2 Un BurKra will
always be in demand as a speaker" in
Maine. In this tour Mr. Burton has
' been accompanied by M. burton who
is a beautiful lady nd who baa won
The Clay Center Convention.
The following from the Clay Center
Times regarding the last session of the
Senatorial convention will be of interest
to our readers:
When the convention reassembled
it was evident from appearances of
suppressed excitement that there was
something in the wind, but without
delay a ballot was ordered. This was
the 362d vote taken. Clay delegation
voted as their names were called for
Harkness as heretofore. When the
name of James Culbertson, chairman
of the Dickinson delegation, was called,
he arose to his feet and said:
Mr. Ciiaiumak: We have voted
some 362 times in the last fetv days,
and still there is no choice. I have
personally canvassed the whole matter
and I am satisfied there will be no con
clusion here today unless some one
takes the heroic remedy. We have
endeavored to get the candidates to
gether and agree to both withdraw and
let us elect some third man, but it has
been impossible to get them together.
If we adjourn today without accom
plishing anything, we may never make
a nomination, and an ajournment to
day is dangerous to the party. Fur
thermore, those who know me best
know that I meant what I said in rela
tion to the U. S. Senatorial contest in
the future, and since making my state
ments in regard thereto I have not
received the proper assurance that the
interests of Senator Ingalls would be
looked after as I would have them.
After carefully considering the whole
situation, I deem it my duty to see to
it that a nomination is made at this
time. I therefore cast my ballot for
F. P. Harkness.
A ripple of applause broke the sus
pense for the moment, when the secre
tarj proceeded with the roll call. All
the rest of the delegation from Dickin
son voted for the Doctor. The chair
man announced the result of the vote
nine to seven in favor of Senator Hark
ness, and declared him the nominee of
the convention. Mr. Stambaugh then
moved that the nomination be made
unanimous, which was carried very
Dr. Hodge and Mr. Harkness then
addressed the convention briefly and
the usual resolutions were passed,
after which the chairman announced
the names of the district central com
mittee as follows: From Clay county,
C. C. Coleman, A. P. Lawrence and
U. E. Xeed; from Dickinson, W. S.
Stambaugh, Geo. Burroughs and Mr.
Patterson. The convention then adjourned.
BY "W. 2f. HENDRICKS.
In response to the toast, "The Sons
of Veterans," at the Service Pension
A little over twenty-seven years ago
the news came that Fort Sumpter had
surrendered. It was Sunday and the
exciting news circulated rapidly in our
usually quiet town of Madison, Ind.
Men's lips were compressed, and their
teeth shut tight together. They were
indignant, for traitors had fired upon
the flag of the United States. The
cannon balls that struck the walls of
Sumpter seemed to strike the souls of
the whole population of the 2Jorth, and
never was there such a great awaken
ing since the war for our independence.
I was a small boy at that time, but the
impression made upon my mind by
what happened where I then was has
not been forgotten. On Monday the
excitement, instead of giving way, was
fanned to a fever heat. Men neglected
their usual business and did nothing
but discuss the affair. I even saw
street fights over it, as I am sorry to
say we had some men in our part of
the country who were Southern sympa
thizers. The call to arms was sounded
and thousands, anxious to wipe out the
stain of traitors' hands, rallied around
the stars and stripes. Xone responded
more promptly than Indiana. Our
town had the honor of raising and send
ing into the field the first infantry reg
iment from Indiana, the gallant old
6th Ind. Vol. This regiment was
raised and commanded by my father's
law partner, Col. T. T. Crittenden. It
was raised and ready for service in less
than one week after Sumpter had fallen
into rebel hands.
The 7th Reg., Col. Dumont, the Sth,
Col. Benton, the 9th, Col. Milroy, the
10th, Col. Manson, and the 11th, Col.
Lew Wallace, the man who saved the
battle of Shiloh for the Union, and who
is now writing the life of the gallant
soldier, Gen. Ben Harrison, were nearly
as soon raised for three months'service.
No one at that time supposed the war
was going to last four long years. In
a country like ours where we have no
army to speak of it was wonderful to
see how quickly one of the grandest
armies the world ever saw was put into
the field- but so long as the principles
upon which the Order of Sons of Vet
erans is founded lasts, there will be the
same anxious desire to defend our
country and our flag, the stars and
stripes, there was in '61 when the time
comes again to do so.
Sons of Veterans, it is fitting that
such recollections should be preserved,
and that we, the sons of those brave
men, should unite in fraternal bonds
to keep green their deeds, and perpetu
ate their glory. The veteran soldier
and the Grand Army of the Republic
have claims upon us that no son of a
veteran will disregard. The veterans
will soon have a grand reunion at Col
umbus, Ohio, where they can meet and
fight their battles over again. Let us
hope that they may have a good time
and return home much benefitted by the
meeting. Ohio, where they meet, fur
nished the Union army 310,654 men.
This makes it a very proper State to
meet in, as they are sure to have
friends without number in such a place.
GRAND UPRIGHT PIANO FREE!
H. FAUIjKNMB t i CVS
Second Annual Grand Piano Drawing.
We will give away another Fine Piano on New Years
Eve, same conditions as last year. Tickets are already
being given away to our many customers.
Our enormous new stock of Clothing, latest styles in Hats and Gents Furnishings
is now coining in, larger, better selected and cheaper than ever before. Mr. Faulkner
has just returned from the eastern markets, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Chi
cago, and by scouring around among the manufacturers and ready cash, has secured a
A "sharp" has been, doing the towns
of south Dickinson with the old three
shell and dice games. Several hard
working boys paid five and ten dollars
for experience without receiving any
return. There ought to be a law in
every town under which such villains
could be strung up to the nearest tele
graph pole. They are nothing but
The city fire department, in accord
ance with the resolutions adopted Mon
day night, met Friday evening and dis
banded, and through their chief, W.
L. Allison, sent a formal notice of
their action to the city council then in
Mayor Rice appointed a committee
which argued the case with the firemen
for some time, but it did no good and
the department disbanded.
It is unfortunate that such a dissat
isfaction should arise in the ranks of
oar city's protectors. People should be
exceedingly careful about fires now.
It is expected that a new organiza
tion will be formed at once.
Took it Back.
The members of the Fire department
held a general meeting last night in the
city hall to reconsider the work of a
week ago. Geo. Loyd was selected as
chairman and M. E. Vegiard, secre
tary. A motion was offered to "strike from
the resolutions adopted last Friday
evening the words 'turn over all appa
ratus to the city council. " Consider
able discussion ensued but the motion
finally prevailed and nearly all ex
pressed themselves as glad that such
action had been taken.
The department is thus virtually re
stored to its old position and efficiency
and we congratulate both the depart
ment and the city council upon such a
felicitous ending to the late unpleas
antness. Abilene is proud of her fire laddies.
They have always proved faithful and
courageous. It was unfortunate that
any hasty actions were ever taken but
now the boys have shown their good
sense by taking this retractive action.
Another Honor for J. E. Burton.
lion. J. R. Burton has received a
letter from Chairaan Quay of the Re
publican National committee asking
him to "give all or part of his time
from now until the .November election
to making addresses in the doubtful
States,-speaking under the auspices of
the National committee." The re
questis very flattering to Mr. Burton
and shows that his fame as an orator
and reasoner is fast spreading through
out the Xation.
Mr. Burton has accepted the invita
tion and promised to give at least parlj
of his time to th -0rk. H
sn!:. probatf" -"
-,,in Indiana and New
j.orK. Abilene may well be prond of
her powerful orator; his work is all an
advertisement of her and her develop-
Dunlavy& Go. -will put you in alment.
A Severe Accident.
One of Abilene's citizens met with a
serious accident last evening, one which
is likely to prevent his attendance upon
his ordinary duties for weeks and per
C. D. Polley, the drayman, was en
gaged in hauling some goods from the
driving park stables when, as the team
crossed Mud creek through the steep
iucliue leading to the bridge, the horses
began to run and Mr. Polley losing his
balance fell in front of the wagon,both
wheels of the heavy dray-wagon pas
sing over his right leg and breaking it
above the knee.
The team ran into town and up
Buckeye avenue as far as Shepherd
Brothers' store where the wagon caught
in the hitching-post and the horses
breaking loose, were captured. The
wagon was badly smashed up.
Mr. Polley was found lying helpless
at the scene of the accident and was
conveyed home in Harry Morley's
hack. Drs. Felty and Austin skillfully
reduced the fracture and left the suffer
er doing as well as could be expected.
Mr. Polley is about sixty years of
age and will probably never fully re
cover from the accident. Today he is
resting quietly and not suffering much
pain. It is almost a r. cle that his
life was spared.
C C. Shaleris clos
ing out his paints and
oils at cost; call an
See hirq, "
This season at about one-half what it is worth. We are prepared to sell rrery man and
boy in Dickinson county a suit of clothes this fall at a much lower price than ever be
fore, in fact we can astonish you on Clothing this season for we were never so well pre
pared for LOW PRICES as now. Let everybody who need anything in the line of
lotting Hats, Caps or Furnishings
Call on us for we have got the goods and defy any competition.
BOOT and SHOE STORE
In this Department our stock is larger than ever and New Goods arriving daily.
Our stock of Boots and Shoes is three times as large as any other in the city and second
to none in che State. We pride ourselves on and take special pains to give our custo
mers what ihey want in fit and style and at prices that are right. This season we pro
pose to create anew era in the Boot and Shoe business and
crarr tsje fmio
On everything lower than anything ever befqre seen in the city. We do this in order v
to double our sales for we have an enormous stock on hand,and they must move quickly.
Men's All Solid Good Stoga Boots for
Men's Fine Kip Warranted Full Stoga Boots for
Men's Fine Dress Hand Made Boots for
Men's Solid Shoes for
Men's Fine Dress Sewed Shoes for "
Men's Fine Calf Boots for
Ladies' and Children's Shoes in Proportion.
Every Boot and Shoe in our house this season will be sold cheap Call on
get our Boots and Shoes at aboie-third less price than you ce& buy them elsewhere
and get a ticket isko which somebody is going to Own for nothin
pump cheaper than anyone else in the
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
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