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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1888.
IMal Paper of Comity ana City,
The city teachers hold their monthly
institute next Saturday.
Sheriff Naill took S. H. Kohler to
the insane asylum at Topeka Friday.
J. A. Kummerland is turning out
some beautiful galvanized iron finish
ing for the La Crosse bank.
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The southwest teachers' institute
meets at Solomon next Saturday. Ab
ilene will furnish a good delegation of
Last Friday was tried the case of
State vs. Potter in which the defendant
was accused of cruelly beating a cow
which kicked him over while he was
milking. The evidence was decidedh
interesting and made plenty of fun for
the court room visitors. The defen
dant was acquitted and the case dis
charged on the ground of emotional in
sanity on thejpart of the cow.
Our old friend, M. H. Cromwell, has
forsaken the ways of single blessed
ness and has taken unto himself a
wife. lie was married Saturday t
Miss Mary Shriver, 'of Solomon City
Manford has hosts of friends in Dick
inson county who will wish him un
bounded happiness in his new relation
The jury in the case of Geo. W. Cow
perthwaite vs. the city of Abilene re
turned into court its sealed verdict
which was opened by the court and
found to be in favor of the plaintiff
and assessing his damages at $2,100.
In the case of J. C. Krisher vs. Geo.
Morris the jury returned a verdict in
favor of defendant.
The court then adjourned until next
Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. It is
probable that a final adjournment will
be taken next week.
Mr. Kirkwood Resigns.
Something of a surprise was caused
in the council meeting Priday night
by the redinn of W. J. Kirkwood's
resignation as city marshal, to take
effect Monday night. As he offered
for a reason for so doiig tktt he was
about to remove to his old home, Oil
City, Pa., of course the resignation
In losing Mr. Kirkwood the city
loses one of the best officials it ever
had. As city.mershal tor over two
years he has prove! himself a conscien
tious, businesslike and faithful guar
dian of the law. Abilene honors him
for his services for her and wishes him
abundant sueceM in his new location,
wherever it may be.
County Teachers' Association.
The first meeting of the County
Teachers' Association this year will be
held in the central school building, Ab
ilene, Saturday, Nov. 17th, beginning
at 1 p. m. sharp. '
Every teacher in the county is inter
ested in this association and should
make an especial effort to be present.
The program is a particularly strong
one and the topics which will be dis
cussed are both practical and of pres
ent interest. Patrons aa well as teach
ers are cordially invited to attend the
session. The following is the program:
EUctlon of officers...
Paper "Need of Normal Training for
Teachers," Prof. Charles Swisher; Discussion,
Prof. A. V. Jewett and .Prof. K D. Garmin.
Paper "Grading Country Schools," W. A.
Stacy; Discussion. A. C. VanDyko, J. U. KIcs
ley, and C. H. Lowrlo.
Recitation Miss Helen Meyor.
.Paper "Courses of Study for tho Countv
High School." Prof. S. V. Cook; Discussion,
Prof. H. P. Graham and Mies Mary Wilder.
CM. Harger, 1
S. M.Cook, Exccutivo Committee,
J. S.Ford, )
Caught at Netting Quail.
Thursday evening two men with
wagons drove into Jeffcoat's livery barn
and left their teams. In the wagons
were a large number of quails which
they intended to ship over the mid
night train. There were also nets
which had been used in capturing the
birds. As soon as the nets were no
ticed a warrant was sworn out for the
men's arrest; but before the sheriff
could get to the barn they had hitched
up their horses and fled.
The fellows were named Eobinson
and Brown and came from Durham
Park. They have probably gone into
the south part of the county and farm
ers should watch for them, as the
sheriff wants them badly. The law ex
pressly declares that it is a misde
meanor, punishable uy a fine of $25 for
ach. offense, to "trap, catch or en
snare" quail or prairie chicken at any
time. It is also unlawful to ship them
out of the State. We hope the viola
tors of this just law will be caught and
summarily dealt with.
UNDER THE WHEELS.
An Aged Resident of Chapman Killed
by the Cars.
Special to the Bxixsctob.
Chapman, Kas,Nov,6. Thismorn
ingabout 8 o'clock an extra stock train,
east bound, while passing through this
city, ran over and instantly killed
John Shannon, an old gentleman and a
long time resident of Chapman. The
train was running at the rate of thirty
or forty miles per hour and it i3 sup
posed that the gentleman attempted to
cross the track in front of it.
The matter has created great excite
ment and measures "will be taken to
secure justice, as the train wa obvi
ously violating the law in regard to the
rate of running thrugh cities.
Last week we turned more goods into CASH than in any other
ness career. During these hard times such tremendous sales as we are having could not
be made if we were not selling goods much below value. As we have said before, a live
copper is better than a dead 10-cent piece. And we propose to turn our great sutdIus stock
into cash regardless of profit or first cost. Never did we have such a tremendous Dress-G-oods
trade as we have had the past few days; but how could it be otherwise when we are
selling many things in this department less than first cost. If you still need a single yard
of Dress Goods, come to us and we will save you money.
See how We Are Slaughtering
DRESS GOODS $c CLOAK:
Plaid or Plain Drees Goods 5c per yard. Half wool Cashmere 10c
per yard. 30c and 35c fine "Worsted Dres Goods, now 18c. This is ore
of ihe greatest bargains ever offered the trade. The goods that we are
selling at 18c are less than cost, many of them 25 p r cent, below first
cost. But we propose to turn them into cash Do yon want 30o and 35c
dress goods for 18c? If so, come and take your choice of 25 pieces. All
Wool 40-inch Suitings, 42c, 45c and 57c.
$8.50 Fine Dress Robes now 5.00.
Si 1.00 " " " " 7.00.
515.00 Combination Dress Patterns, now 10.00.
20.00 Fine Dress Robes now S12.50.
These reductions are absolrtelv
closing them out at are much below
The tremendous sale that we have had in our Cloak Department
positive evidence that our great cut in prices is appreciated.
Ladies' Cloaks, 3.50, 4.50, 5.00, COO, 7.50, 8.00, 9.00 and 10.00.
No such an other assortment of Cloaks in miles of here.
Children's Cloaks at 1.00 each, for ages 8 to 14 years.
Ladies' Fine Seal Plush Garments, 17.00, 22.50 and 27.00.
See our Late Style Modjeskas and Newmarkets.
(SSTLow Prices in every department. You
them into cash. Come. A little cash will go a
Two Interesting Sessions Held Last
Saturday Full EeportB of the
Meeting0 in the North, and South
Special to Reflector.
The teachers of the north institute
district met on Saturday at the llifl
school house near Talmage to hold the
second institute of the year. There
was a good attendance of educators
from all parts of the district and the
patrons turned out generously to show
their interest in the teachers' work.
The meeting was called to order by
the president, C H. Lowrie, of Detroit.
Rev. P. S. Allman made a prayer and
there was some excellent music by the
choir which had prepared several fine
selections for the occasion.
Rev. Allman made the address of
welcome, touching in a pleasing man
ner upon the duties and responsibilities
of the teacher. The response was
made by II. M. Light in an apt and in
A. G. VanDyke presented the report
of the committee on constitution. Af
ter some discussion it was adopted.
The noon intermission was then taken.
"My System of Diagraming," was
the subject of a thoughtful paper by
Mr. Light, which was read upon reas
sembling. It was discussed by Messrs.
VanDyke, Smith and others. Van
Dyke and Light had an arousing and
somewhat lengthy debate on the sub
ject. An intermission of fifteen minutes
was then had, after which "Hewett's
Pedagogy," chapter 5, was discussed
under the leadership of J. F. Landis.
This subject became interesting to all.
"How "much of a Library Should a
District School Have?" was handled by
Messrs. Smith, Harvey and Landis,
after which the meeting adjourned to
meet in evening session at 8 o'clock.
The evening program consisted of
declamations, readings and music, es
says and a debate on the following:
Resolved, That the school funds de
rived from railroads should be distrib
uted pro rata among the school dis-
trifto ifflrmntiT-n CT W CmitVi A
C. VanDvke: negative, L. E. Marshall!
J. F. Landis. I
The institute by motion requested
the executive committee to locate the
next meeting at Walnut Grove school
house, No. 35, on Nov. 23d. Also to
hereafter intersperse the program with
more music, recitations, etc. j
The usual resolutions of thanks were
The meeting was a successful one
but the absence of Abilene's teachers
was noted and. commented upon.
Special to BXTLECTOB.
Tfc giithMt Diekuaioa Institute
Bona F.de. And the
prices we are
held its second meeting of the year at
Dillon, on Saturday, November 3d.
The meeting was exceedingly well at
tended, both by resident and visiting
teachers. The committee had fur
nished an excellent program that was
fully carried out and gave great satis
faction. Every effort was made b
Mr. Lyons and the people of Dillon to
secure a pleasant time for the teachers,
and every one expressed himself as
having had a royal time.
At 10 o'clock the meeting was called
to order by the president, and, after
music, listened to a short address of
welcome by Mr. W. E. A. Meek. Supt.
Ford responded very happily.
The subject of ''Morning Exercises"
was opened by Supt. Ford and after
wards discussed by the whole house.
The necessity of opening exercises was
admitted and many good methods for
use were suggested.
Iu the absence of Miss Weller, who
was to present the subject of "Elemen
tary Sounds," Supt. Ford called for
information as to what the teachers
were doing concerning Speer's Course
of Study. Many responded, saying
that they were endeavoring to adopt
the course as far as they were able,
time being necessary for its complete.
After more music, dinner was served
in the upper room of the school build
ing. The pedagogues did full justice
to the bountiful and tempting array of
good things, and after a walk down
town, met ab 1:30.
Mr. Grosser, first vice-president, oc
cupied the chair in the afternoon ses
sion. Miss Jessie Weller presented the
topic of "Elementary Sounds," giving
as the proper order of presentation,
first, the soubds of the consonants rep
resenting but one oral element, then
those of letters representing two, and
Mr. W. A. Stacy then read a paper
on "Lowell" illustrating the author's
qualities by readme short extracts from
his works. Regret was expressed that
the author was not more widely read.
J. P. Crawford was to discuss "Laws
relating to Patron and Teacher" but re
ferred the matter to Mr. Meek, who
Save a shorfc addreS3i and was followed
by general discussion. While the law
was found not to be very explicit on
the matter, public opinion was regarded
as affording a reasonable safe-guard for
& reasonable teacher.
"Singing in the Public Schools" was
next considered. It seemed to be the
general opinion that the rudiments of
musical science should be taught.
Then came music and recess.
Eobt. A. Gaffney then read
on "What faculties should be first cul
tivated in the child and why?" Mr.
Gaffney described the order of mental
development and from that decided
wfactt fwultiw irst wd attention and
L L I N" E R "Y
In Centra;! Kansas.
We have had to buy New Millinci) two or ihive times a week
keep up with the great rush in this department. We are selling Ladit
Fine Wool Felt Hats, wide bindings, at 75c each, worth $1.00 to 1.2.
Come to us and save money on your Millinery Goods.
Ladies' Fine 3.00 Kid Shoes now
SEE OUR BARGAINS
need the goods and
great ways, at
gave meiuoas oi cuiuvauun.
D. M. Keefer is evidently a friend of
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the "Bad Hoy," for he believes that a
really bad boy is hard to find; that those
we term so can be reformed. He called
attention to the fact that a boy is not
necessarily bad because he has bad
habits, Avery lively and amusing
discussion followed the paper.
"The Dignity of the Teacher" was
handled successfully by S. H. Weigle,
laying due importance on manly or
womanly dignity in the teacher.
An adjournment was then taken
At the evening session the teachers
were given a most enjoyable entertain
ment. The Dillon band was out and
discoursed sweet music for the audi
ence. For two hours, songs, readings,
music and recitations were pleasurably
listened to. At the close the report of
the committee on resolutions was
adopted, especially thanking the band
and choir for the excellent music fur
nished, and the patrons for the very
careful and complete arrangements
made for our entertainment.
The institute adjourned to meet at
the Abbey school house on Saturday,
Miss Mabel Crart, Sec'y.
A PLEASANT EETTN10N.
Old War Comrades Meet and Form an
An exceedingly enjoyable meeting of
old veterans of the 51st Ohio Volunteer
Infantry was held Saturday evening at
the Cottage hotel. The occasion was
the 27th anniversary of the date when
the "51st O. V. I." left Camp Meigs,
Tuscavarus county, Ohio, for the front,
Louisville, Ky., being the objective
The participants were the following
members of the regiment who live in
Dickinson aud Clay counties: Dr. T.
C. Ayers, Geo. Purves,R. Korns. W. R.
Moore, N. Kobi, W. D. Robb, W. S.
Hodge, J. M. Hodge, Abilene; Howard
Kennedy, Rob't Shriver, Wakefield;
John Latto, Enterprise; D. Shriver,
An organization was formed under
the name of the ''Veterans' Associa
tion, 51st O. V. I., of Kansas." It is
intended to embrace all members of
the regiment who are residents of this
State, and to make possible annual re
unions and meetings for mutual en
joyment. Dr. T. C. Ayers was elected presi
dent of the association and Dr. J. M.
After the business had been disposed
of the entire company sat down to one
of those sumptuous banquets, such as
only Col. J. W. Gore can provide.
The feast of good things was
leavened with reminiscences of the
days when the comrades there
assembled fought side by side at the
single week in our busi
Ever Offered in
IN MEN'S BOOTS,
we are going to tun
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iront. xne scenes or camp lire were
lived over again and it was far into the
night when the veterans adjourned to
meet at the call of the president and
The next meeting of the association
will no doubt be a much larger one bin
it is certain that it can be no more pro-
ductive of enjoyment to those present
than was that of Saturday evening.
Highest cash price paid for eggs at
Kump, Fickes & Co.'s.
J. T. Hornaday & Co. are selling all
grades of wall paper at about cost foi
the next 60 days. Now is the time U
secure bargains. Remember our great
bargain sale will only last for 60 da
so come at once to J. T. Hornaday &
Co.'s, 314 Broadway, Abilene, Kas.
Farmers, you can get the most money
for your eggs at Kump. Kickes & Co.'s.
Wanted- A good girl to do genera!
housework. Call at Hawk & SlieltonV
dry goods store. 10-tf
FITS: All Fits stopped free by Di
Kline's Great Nerve Restorer. No
Fits after first day's use. Marvelous?
cures. Treatise and S2 00 trial bottle
free to Fit cases. Send to Dr. Kline.
931 Aicii Philadelphia, Pa.
For Sale or Trade.
The Cottage house in Solomon Citv.
Its location is unsurpassed, is well and
favorably known to the traveling pub
lic with a good trade built up. Wouh'
trade for a farm or property in a good
J. M. Preshaw
Solomon City, Kansas.
Two young horses (two and three
years old) cheap for cash or on time,
terms to suit purchaser. Apply at
this office or address Lock Box 268.
Abilene, Kas. 5-tf
Dixon's "Carburet of Iron" Stove
Polish is the best and purest. The new
big cake is double the size of the old
small cake and sold at same price.
Solid steel axe with handle at Dun
lavy & Co.'s for $1.50. 154-2t,10-2t
Under and by virtue of an order of sale Issued
by the Clerk of tne District Court of Dickinson
county. State of Kansas, In a cause pending
therein, wherein A. G. Coleman is plaintiff, and
John H ible, Mattle liable and aoma B. Swain
are defendants. I will on
Monday, November 5th, A. D-, 1888,
at the front door of the court house, la the city of
Abilene, county of Dickinson. State of Kaasar,
at Ii o'clock a. m., of said day sell to the highest
bidder for ca?h, the following described real
estate to wit:
Lot a twenty-six (26) in block seventeen
(17) in the town of Enterprise, in Dickin
son county. State of Kansas. The said real estate
will be sold purnant to the Judgment of the conrt
in said cause recited in said order of sale.
Witness my hand this 3d day of October A D.
7-5t Sheriff of Dickinson county, Kas.
1 CONSUMPTION CUBED.
An old physician, reared from active practice
having had placed In his hands by an Bast India
missionary the formula of a simple vegetable
remedy for the speedy and permanent cure of
consumption. Bronchitis, Catarrh, Asthma and
aU Throat and Lung affections, after having
thoroughly tested Its wonderful curative powers
In thousands of cases, feels it his duty to make
it known to his suffering fellows. The recipe
sent fbez. to all who may desire it with full direc
tions for preparing and successfully using. Ad
dress, with stamps, naming this paper,
M.E. CASS, 210 Grand St.. Jersey City, S. J.
A Spoon and Fork INLAID with Sterling Silver at the
WEARING POINTS, and then Heavily Plated aU over,
making by far the BEST WEARING SPOON ON EARTH.
Come in and see them. I am the only agent in Abilene
W. H. EICHOLTZ,
Graduate f the Rochester School of Embalming,
A new and full line of Metalic, "Wood and
Cloth-covered burial cases and caskets, bur
ial robes and burial shoes can be found at the
old stand of w . H.
PRICES AS LOW AS THE LOWEST.
Calls attended to day or night. Residence, Grst house west of store, cor
er of Third and Cedar streets, Abilene, Kansa.s w32-tf
For the Next 30 Days, at
We are now selling our first-class, Cus-fcom-Made
Boots 10 per cent, below first
cost, and will co tinue to do so for the next
30 days. Now ib your chance to buj a good
pair of Boots for Little Money. Youth's
Boots cheaper than Shoes.
Highest Cash Price Paid Hides
GREAT CLEARANCE SALE&EVERYTH1N&
ARMITAGE'S NOYELTY BAZAAR
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
Display of Holiday Goods
EVEE BROUGHT TO ABILENE.
Come Ladies, Gentlemen, Boys, Girls aU come, and
Save Money. ,
J. Gr. ARMITAGE,
OorrcLer 3d and !B-ULClr3rQ.
for Infants and Children.
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