THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 18SS.
Tie Beflector Pnlsiig Company.
JOHN J.OOOPEB, President.
O. L. HOOBE, Vice President.
RICHARD WARING, Secretary
A. W. BICE. Treasurer.
The greater part of our MAMMOTH FALL AND WINTER STOOK is now in. Oiir Mr, Bishop spent three weeks in the eastern markets buying this enormous stock, and we can assure the people of Abilene
and Dickinson County that those three weeks were spent in searching after bargains, which we are now going: to give our customers aiid the trade generally the advantage of- Never have we been able to -buy goodi so
cheap as we have this lall Never have we marked our Goods on so small a margin of profit as we have this J1, But we realize the closeness of the times, and we propose to move sticks of merchandise
and to do this we shall put the knife in DEEP right at the beginning. CUT! CUT! CUT! is our motto. Give the customer the VERY BE3T BARGAINS POSSIBLE FOR THEIR OASH. and we are sure
that with our Enormous Stock we are in a position to save the trade money on their purchases.
JOHN J. COOPER, A. W.RICE,
0.K MOORE. B. F.NELSON.
Kichabd WARiNa.Business Manager.
C. M. Habgeb, City Editor.
lwllmi 3m locally
One year - - - C1
Fix months j
Three months "
LEVI P. MORTON,
Of New York.
For Presidential Electors.
At Large EUGENE F. WARE and JOHN D.
First District A. W. ROBINSON.
Second District FRANK R. OGG.
Third Dlstrict-T. P. ANDERSON.
Fourth District JOHN MADDEN.
Fifth Dlstrict-D. A. VALENTINE.
; Sixth DiBtrict J. B. McGONIGAL.
Seventh District-W. G. EMERSON.
'REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET.
Fof Governor, ,
L. U. HUMPHREY,
' For Lieutenant Governor,
'-?.' A. J. FELT,
For Secretary of State,
For State Auditor,
' TIM MCCARTHY,
-aJVor State Treasurer,
' JAS. W.HAMILTON,
For Attorney General,
L. B. KELLOGG,
: of Lyon.
For Superintendent of Public Instruction,
For Associate Justice,
W. A, JOHNSTON,
' For Congressman, Fifth Dist.,
JOHN A. ANDERSON.
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REPUBLICAN COUNTY TICKET.
. For County Attorney,
iJ. - , C. C. BITTING..
For Probate Judge,
B. w. TECK.
For- Clerk of the District Court,
W. S. ANDERSON.
For County Superintendent,
.7. s. FORD.
For-Representative 68tli District,
.7. Jl BURTON.
For Representative 69th District,
3. W. GIBSON.
For Commissioner, 2d'District,
... J. W. BAKER.
-Fo Senator, 23d District,
J i i
F, T. HARKNESS.
' . "Mr. Cleveland, Tias, by his message,
' for which J sincerely honor him, challenged
the protected industries of the country to a
fight of extermination. The. fight is to the.
death." Senator Gen. G. Vest.
Potatoes on tneFrte list.
Potatoes are on the free list in the
Mills bill. The farmers will be de
Unfortunately this is not true. The
Mills bill doe3 not touch the tariff on
potatoes, and as they are costing our
farmers about a .dollar a bnshel,
it would be a relief if the fifteen cents
per bushel tax were removed. Gazette.
We are surprised that the Gazette
editor, though his salary does not "call
for a Horace Greeley," should resort to
this bare-faced falsehood in the columns
of the same paper which has been run
ning the Mills bill as a standing adver
tisement of the journal's adherence to
1 Cobdenism-' and free-trade. "The
Mills bill does not touch the tariff on
pptatoes,' says this astute individual.
Referring to the Gazette of Friday
morning, Sept. 14th, we find inthepar
Jtial abstract of the Mills bill under the
head of "Free-list," "Vegetables in
their natural state," and if this does
not cover it, a little further on is
"Bulbs and bulbous roots, non-medicinal."
According to the Gazette's own
statement in the quotation above, and
-which is in this particular correct, the
present duty on potatoes is fifteen
cents per bushel of sixty pounds.
''Unfortunately," Mr. "Warren's asser
j. tion that "the Mills bill does not touch
the tariff on potatoes" is not true, and
' with Lis own paper before liis.eyes giv
.jij9 him the" lie, we can see no excuse
- for making the- statement..
As to the twaddle about '-potatoes
coating onr farmers" money-any child
' can, Cnprfebend its folly. Tie farmers
Republicafl National Ticket.
6 .Buys a genuine indigo-blue Ualico. In buying indigo-blue calicoes
C insist on seeing the brand. "Martha "Washingtons" and "Double
Dyed" are not standards, but are cheap, inferior goods. See that the
brand reads, "Washington," "American" or '-Arnold." Remember, we
sell you Full Standard Indigo Prints at 6c per yard.
8-j Q Fruit of the Loom; Lonsdale or Hope. All fine-quality
jLlC Bleached Muslins. Your choice, only 8c per yard.
Good bleached muslins at 4ic, 6c and 8c.
ta V 1 .ZAr ..vtliln rtVi rA Tr.tT. Krt vav nyA ?yry"i ntlolif-TT Tina
C unbleached muslins, GAc, 7c,
muslins, only 8c per yard,
made, only 8c per yard.
C Full Standard Calico Remnants, 5c per yard.
C Full Standard Calicoes, GAc per yard.
Q f We call your attention to our Combination Calico Drcs Pat
ty VC terns, put up 12 yards in a pattern. If you want a nice calico
dress, bny a combination pattern, only 90c.
C Heavy Mississippi Ginghams
6 If you want extra good values in Colton Flannel, see our heavy
C weights at 10c. The best bargains in Cotton Flannels ihat you
ever saw, at 6c, Sc, 9c, 10c, lie and 12ic. Ycu can depend upon us giv
ing you the very best bargains in all lines of goods this fall.
-j f Six cakes of Fine Toilet Soap for 10c. No customer should fai
JL V C to take advantage of this bargain while it lasts.
Is. conclusion, we ask the people of Abilene and Dickinson county to test the truth of this advertisement. We have only quoted a
few things in our enormous stock and the things that we have not priced you may be sure of buying at the right price. We are sure that
we can supply your wants better tnan any of our competitors, because our stock is so much larger. We invite conrparison of stock and
prices.. We call attention to the fact that we have eleven employees to attend to the wants of the trade. Although'the times are hard,
yet, with our low prices, large stock and our large force of help, we are doing the business. We ask you to come and trade with us this
fall. Money refunded in all instances when goods are not satisfactory.
of potatoes but producers; and a blow
at the growing of this crop by remov
ing the protective tariff is a blow at
the pocketbooks of the very class which
the Democracy professes so much to
When the Mills bill was first passed
by the House, Democratic editors sent
up a great hue and cry that potatoes
would be on the free-list and it would
be a great boon. But the farmers be
gan vo ask who was striving to injure,
by removing its protection,an industry
as important to many Northern States
as rice culture is to the South. "Why,"
they inquiied,"do you put nearly 100 per
cent, tariff on the Southern rice and
put the Northern potato on the free
list?" Suddenly the Democratic press
became painfully silent on the subject
and the injustice that they were doing
the Northern farmers was ignortd. It
is a matter of record that the Republi
can minority in the House endeavored
to place the word 'non-edible" after
'bulbs and bulbous roots" in order to
keep the fifteen per cent, protection on
potatoes, but the Democratic side voted
the amendment down it preferred
helping its friends, the South. "Un
fortunately" for Mr. Mills and his
party, the farmers are aware of this
and will resent the insult offered.
Such are the facts in regard to the
present, and, under the Mills bill, the
prospective standing of the tariff on
potatoes. Mr. Warren may, perhaps,
after a while comprehend what his
readers already understand, that the
Reflector knows what it is talking
about and, unlike its e. c, presents
nothing but facts to the reading public.
From 47 to 42 Per Cent.
The author of the Mills bill spoke at
Richmond, Ind., on Tuesday last,
ilr. Mills shows himself to be not only
a demagogue of very low degree, but a
man who is willing to utter falsehoods,
if he can succeed in deceiving the pub
lic. Mr. Mills said in his speech that
the Mills bill only reduces the tariff
irom K ioi2 per cent, or an average
of 5 per cent. And yet, says ilr Mills,
the Republicans are "going about the
country saying this is free trade, and
that it will ruin the whole country."
Mr. Mills' own figures will show that
this pretense of a mere "5 per cent."
.reduction is ridiculously false. His
computation is based on the customs
receipts for the fiscal year 1887. These
amounted in round figures to $212,000,
000. The Mills bill cuts off $50,000,000
of the duties $30,000,000 by reducing
duties, and $20,000,000 by placing du
tiable goods on the free list. This
$50000,000 reduction is 28 per cent of,
the entire revenue received from duti
able imports. The Mills bill does not
make a cut of & per cent only, but oo
7c and 8c. Pepperell, fine, brown
Head," heaviest unbleached muslin
only 8c per yard.
large part of this reduction is made by
creating absolute free trade in about
fifty important American industries.
In fact, Mr. Mills' own figures prove
that the Mills Wilis a dangerous and
infamous assault upon the industrial
system of the country. It demon
strates also that the claim of a mere 5
per cent, reduction is a fraud, and that
Mr. Mills himself is a gorgeous
cal trickster and sham.
"What good to Kansas farmers is
the duty of $2 per ton on hay?" Is a
question often asked as if it were a
poser which would overturn the whole
protective system. The Cleveland
(Ohio,) Leader, seems to have a practi
cal answer to the question in the fol
Thousands of tons of Kansas and
Illinois hay are sold every year in this
city. One commission firm alone often
handles from ten to twenty carloads in
a single day, in the season for such
shipments. It is just $1 a ton cheaper
to bring hay here from Kansas than it
is to bring it from Canada, only seventy
miles distant, and pay the duty. If
there were no duty on hay, not a ton of
Kansas hay would ever- have been sold
in Cleveland. The $2 a ton keeps out
the Canada hay and gives the Kansas
farmer a chance to market a part of his
surplus product here.
we unaersiana mac some or our
Democratic brethren object quite vig
orously to the Reflector's remark
that, "John "Martin, Dr, Tobey and
their whisky bottles" would address
the Abilene Bourbons Oct. 18th. If
swinging a whisky bottle in front of aii
audience isn't about as near making it
"address" an audience as can be imag
ined, we would like to know what it
is. The bottles will accompany the
gentlemen, never fear.
English free-trade wages are less
than half those of protected United
States. Should the Democratic free-
trade party be successful, it means
that laborers shall accept free-trade
wages, while on the other hand should
Republican protection party be suc
cessful they will be protected from
foreign interference and thereby receive
There was a time when Judge John
Martin would not accept a guberna
torial nomination because it was ham
pered with re-submission. Now, so
eager is he for office, that he alone of
all his party is howling for whisky and
catering to the ideas of the lowest class
of voters. Do Kansans want a walk
ing saloon for Governor?
Did our e. c. stop to think when it
asserted that Harrison's plan cf buying
up bonds would send the price up to
S1.50 that bonds payable at option are
not worth as much as those payable at
-j O 0 C)A All-Wool Red Flannel, 18c and 20c per yard. Heavy
JLO 02? jLJG twill, good quality, all-wool red flannel, 25c per yd.
5 See our big line of Dress Goods at 5c per yard. See our Cashmeres
C at 12ic. See our double-width Cashmeres at 15c per yard. See
our all-wool, fine Dress Suitings at 28c, double width. See our 54-inch
Broadcloths at 75c. Extra fine quality Broadcloths at $1.00 and $1.50
See our beautiful Dress
Full-weight 1 pound Cotton Batts, unrolls nicely, only 10c a
C roll. Snow-white cotton batts, full weight, 12ic. Beware of
short-weight batts. Buy full-weights
12o and loc.
Heavy Bed Comforts, 75c,
Talk about Blankets,
that we have piled
white or colored double blankets only $1.00 per pair; -ii-pound, all-wool
scarlet blanket, $2.50 per pair, guaranteed to weigh 4 pounds; fine col
ored blankets, $2.50, 2.75, 3.25, 4.00
full line, $1.00 to 17.00 per pair.
"TT A TT VT O If you want to see the prettiest line of yarns that
X XJlJLVJLN O you ever looked at, come in and see our line of
yarns If you have been getting poor yarns that do not give any wear,
come to us and we will give you the best wearing yarns made. See our
fine, imported Germantown; fine, imported Saxony, Spanish Yarn, Shet
land wool, etc.
60 1 On ine lk Plushes, all colors; $1.00 quality for
Cm Ci 62 l-2c. See our very fine (24 inches wide) Plush for
tii2at Iieaojek in the
Dr. Phillip Krohn has the followin
in the Atchison Champion:
The fool statement made in the New
York Star and copied into the Kansas
City Star of recent date, that the
bishops of the Methodist Episcopal
church wili cast their vote for Fisk,
the Third party candidate for .Presi
dent, because of their opposition to
'Republican free whisky," is a very
. . silly campaign lie. To our personal
knowledge, .Bishops Fowler, Vincent,
Newman, Merrill, iiqwman, Foss,
llurst, Foster, Warren and JNinde ol
the balance, Fitzgerald, Andrews and
Mallelen we cannot speak so advisedly
-have no sympathy whatever with the
Third party movement, more than
they did in 1884, and they may be im
plicitly relied upon to vote for Gen.
Harrison, all the Democratic newspa
pers on earth to the contrary notwith
standing. Four of the nine members of the
Union Labor State committee are bank
ers or own bank stock. Nothing re
markable in this it simply shows that
the leaders in the movement are knaves
and shysters and the rank and file are
fools and dupes. The idea of bankers
favoring the abolition of interest is too
senseless for the consideration of any
body but the most addle-pated sucker.
They know that the use of a dollar is
worth something as much as the use of
an acre of land.
George W. Martin has a new hobby.
He wants no abbreviation of the name
of our glorious State. He says:
Spell out the name Kansas every
time. It is a beautiful word. Every
Kansan loves to see it in all its fulness.
Underscore it frequently. It requires
onJy three more letters, six more move
ments of the fingers and half a sec
ond more time to write Kansas than
it does to write Kan. or Kas.
We do not wish to be overbold we
feel somewhat abashed in the presence
of might genius but it occurs to us,
Mr. Warren, that the Mills bill itself is
a considerably"more competent author
ity" as to what duties it imposes and
what articles it puts on the free list
than even S. S. Cox.
Every man on the county and State
Republican tickets can be elected if
the Bepublicans will vote "straight."
Don't trade with anybody You will
be the loser if you do.
Hon. L. TJ. Humphrey's meetings in
the Northwest have been a series of
ovations. Crowd's have gathered to see
the next Gnvernorevery where he went.
The co-partnership heretofore existing between
W. J. Russell and Seaman RuseU under, the firm
name of RusseU Bros, was absolved on the ftrst
dav of January, 1S39-
Dated at Abilene lhl 21th day of September,
A. D. 16SS. W". J. ROitsri.i-
5-lt Sbamas Rcsssll.
Take your prescrip-
kios to Skater's. -
of us at 10c and 12c, worth just
$1.00, $1.25 and $1.50 each,
you ought to see the stock of them
up in our second-floor room. Good
5.00 per pair; white blankets,
A Threatened Reform.
We learn that a movement is being
discussed among the more adventurous
young ladies of Abilene to form a
"Jeness Miller Club." This statement
does not seem very wonderful on the
face of it, but when we come to con
sider the club's purposes it is calculated
to send a thrill of terror to the heart of
every man in Abilene. Jeness Miller
is a reformer from Reformersville, and
the Abilene society, if it is formed, pro
poses to carry out her plans. Among
other things contemplated is the ban
ishment of the bustle. As if that were
not terrible enough, it is proposed to
also discard corsets. A bustle-less,
corsetless body of young ladies would
be a sight indeed, but that is not all.
The plainest of hats are to be worn,
broad heeled heavy shoes and, horror
of horrorsl bifurcated skirts. When
that club gets its paraphernalia on and
starts out for one of its twenty-miles-a-day
stroll3, with a fixed look of deter
mination in one eye and a little flower
in the other the other hand, we
mean the young men of the city who
are particularly bold and unblushing
will hide in dry goods boxes and peep
through the crevices at the wild, weird
and wonderful spectacle; others more
bashful and retiring will, when the
procession starts, hastily gather their
worldly effects and with agonizing
shrieks of horror hie themselves away
to the primeval forests of Mud creek,
there to dwell as exiles until the plague
shall have given way to small-pox, yel
low fever, the Salvation Army or some
thing less alarming and soul-stirring.
Paints at cost at
It you can winter 25 head of cattle,
address Box L, Abilene, Kansas, giv
ing prices. 5-tf
The Original Wins.
C. F. Simmons, St. Louis, Prop'r
M. A. Simmons Liver Medidne, Hst'd
1S40, in the U. S. Court deteats J.
U. Zeilin, Prop'r A. Q. Simmons Liv
er Regulator. Est'd by Zeilin 1S6S.
M.A. S. L. if. his for 47 years
cured Indigistiow, Bilxocsxxss,
ArrzTiTX, Souk Stomach, Etc.
Rev. T. B. Reams, Pastor M. E.
Church, Adams, Tens., writes:"!
uunK 1 snouid nave Deen aexa out
for your Genuine M. A. Sun
moss Liver Medidne. I have
sometimes bad to substitute
Ttnwl ?Zeilin:s stuff" fOTTOnr MedJ-
l&BHTSl e"le bnt fcffl answer, the
I.U, I UiUUlOC
LfTOnXl "Dt.j. R. GraveSjEditcr Tit
msapiut, Memphis, xesn. says:
I received a vicxasc of toot Liver
Medidne. sad have ui$d half of H.
It works like a charm. Z want bo
better Liver Regulator and cer
tainly no more of ZeQia'j saixtaze.
IVFT"! T TlVrTTTV" Never before have we been in such
-LXiL;JL JLJLl JjJL; JL excellent shape to take care of our pa
trons in the Millineiy line. We have a large parlor on the second floor,
nicely carpeted and arranged, to accommodate oi r largely increased trade
in this line. We have four ladies who devote their entire time to this de
partment. Miss Edith Patton, who has been with us for four years and
who has proven herself to be, and who has the reputation in the Chicago
Wholesale Pattern Rooms of being one of the most stylish trimmers that
come to that market, is with us again this season and has charge of this
department. She is ably assisted by Miss Anna Berry, who has ust re
turned from the St. Louis market, where sre devoted a great deal of time
in the best pattern rooms of that city posting herself in all branches of
the Millinery line. We are very sure (with the talent we have in this de
partment and the low prices we are enabled to make this fall) it will be
fjiwu iu mo 4uauw;t!ui iub imue
You will see styles here that you will
to more than maintain the reputation of ourselves and the late firm of
Sterl & Zahner as being The Cloak House in Central Kansas. You
want to examine our Cloaks before purchasing. We can aave you money
We can show you styles that you cannot find elsewhere in Abilene. See
our great line of Plush garments. See our new styles in Newmarkets,
Ulsters, Modjeska, Jacket-, Wraps, etc. Visit this great Cloak Depart
ment whether you want to buy a cloak or not. You will be surprised at
the magnitude of this department.
BOOTS AND SHOES. ?Sf
our warranted Boots and Shoes. Best goods made for the money. If
they don't give you satisfaction, money will b refunded. We want the
men and boys to look at our Special Bargains in Boots. Our Men's Iron
Mountain Boot at $2.50, warranted; has no equal at price.
Abilenk, Kas., Sept. 2T.
Hogs, per 100 lbs 5 0035 50
Cows, per 100 lbs 1 nO On
Steers, per 100 lbs 2 5X32 50
(Corrected weekly by John tz & Rice M ill Co.)
Wheat, No. 2, soft...
Wheat, No. 3, soft ..
Wheat, No. 2, hard..
(Corrected weekly by B. F. Nelson.)
. .uuni.., uvu........... .v A-7j-'v' I
' Chickens, per lb, dressed 10
Chickens, per doz. alive 1 75&2 50!
( Turkeys, per lb, alive .
I Eggs, per doz . 12!4
1 Onions, per bn 75
Cabbage, per lb
Potatoes G01 00
Flour, per 100 lbs 2 203 0u
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 he found with a larger
and better line of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver and Silver Plated Ware,
Stectades and Eye-glasses, at lower prices than othprs dare sell them. He
does not belong to any ring or clique but is running his business on its merits,
and is bound to win if low prices and honest goods will do it. All goods sold
are warranted to be as represented. Kepairings 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 getBargains.
The 5, 10 and 23c counters are sure to win. There are thousands of articles and every one a bar
gain. We have a lanre line of Glassware, Tinware, Woodenware, Hardware, Oil Paintings, Sta
tionery, Books, Slates, Balls, Bats and Notions, in fact a little of ererythlng and we want yon to
come in and look them over and see If yon do not save 40 cents on every dollar's worth of goods you
buy. To give aluU Hat would be next to an impossibility as the line la so large, bat call and see
them for yonrIf. 37-m
W. H. EICHOLTZ,
Graduate of the Rochester School of Embalming,
A new and full line of Metalio, "Wood and
Cloth-covered burial cases and caskets, biir
ial robes and burial shoes can be found at the
old stand of w . H.
PRICES AS LOW AS
si.it- r.t-LAA t Ar,x, r.T n ! nh Rpiflp
ior tf Tkir mi Cr rtrote, AJilae,
10 100K inrougu mis department.
not see anywhere else.
We have just completed the finest Cloak de
partment in the State of Kansas. We DroDOse
iliiiiiiiiitW. ,mm iliiiiiiiim. .IliiiiiiiiV
NOTICE is hereby giren that the City of Abi
lene, Dickinson county, Kansas, by the May
or and Councilman of said ctty, will, on Friday,
the 2Gth day ot October, 1S8S, at the conrt houBO
in tne saw city or Abilene, at tnenouroru o'clock
a. m. of said day. Or as poon thereafter as a hear
ing can be had, present to Hon. 31 R. Nicholson,
Judge of the District Court in and for eaid coun
ty, a petition praying that the said judge of said
court wake a finding as to the advisability of ad
ding to the corporate limits of the said city all
the tracts or bodies or land lying adjacent to and
bounded by said city, described as follows, to-wit:
Commencing at the southeast comer of section
sixteen, township thirteen, sonth of range two,
east of the sixth principal meridian, running
thence north to the north line of the right of way
of the I'nlon Pacific railroad, thence westerly
along said north line of said right of way to tho
to the southeast corner of Kuney Hodge's ad
dition to the said city, thence south to the south,
line of said section, thence cast to place of begin
ning. Also, the rlzhtcf way of the Union Pacific
rillroad extending from Buckeye avenue in said
city to the eastern Une of Kuney Hodge's addi
tion to said City.
The Mayor and Cocxcilmek.
Of the City of Abilene.
By C. S. CnAwroRD, City Attorney. 5-3
Eicholtz. Also a fine
tic P.. first llOUS West of store. BOT-
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