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Be Given Away.
Our trade this season has been immense. From all parts of the county our Large Double Stores have been thronged with customers who are satis
fied that by buying their goods of us they can save money. In our Clothing Store
Has been so badly cut up, that we have been obliged to get in a new stock to meet the demand. We have about 250 Overcoats left out of 600, which we
will close out before January 1st. You can get a coat of us at your own price. We have just got in a new lot of Good Suits at 4.00, 5.00, and 6.00 per
suit; they are worth 8.00, 10.00 and 12.00. See for yourself where to buy your Clothing. See our Fine Fur Caps for 1.00; they are "dandies."
Is the largest this season.since we have been in business; competition nowhere in this department; we sell more Boots and Shoes than all our competitors
put together. We are obliged to constantly add new goods. We carry a 15,000 stock all the time and our customers can find what they want at our
store, and be sure to get full value for their money. The grand secret of our success in the Boot and Shoe business is that
We carry no Goods that we cannot recommend, and Guarantee Every Shoe to turn out as Represented,,
Every purchaser of Clothing or Boots and Shoes in the county should visit our store this winter, for we are prepared to substantiate all we claim in both
Have your prescriptions compounded
at John M. Gleissner's Drug store,
east side of Broadway, cor. 3d st. 39-Jy
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1888.
The city marshal is taking it easy.
Abilene is the most orderly city ii.
The case of Mosier vs. U. B. churc
resulted in a verdict for plaintiff an
judgments rendered for $500.
M. V. Brillhart today received for
Mrs. G. W. Barcus $554, the amount of
an insurance policy held by her late
husband in the S. K. A. O. U. W.
Judge Seeds issued a marriage license
today to Geo. B. Fuss and Cora A.
Cocannour, both of Sutpheu's Mills.
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Application for Bail.
This morning an application was
made before the probate couit on ;i
writ of habeas corpus to admit to bail
Hiram Johnson, Isaiah Johnson, Henry
Krienhop and Martin Thomas. They
were admitted as follows: Hiram
Johnson in the sum of $2,000 and the
others $1,000 each; but no bail having
been burnished they were remanded
back to jail.
A Reception, and Supper.
The home of the Hon. J.R.Burton on
North Buckeye was the scene of a very
pleasant social gathering Monday
Mr. and Mrs. Burton gave a 6 o'clock
supper to a few guests in honor of
Governor and Mrs. Frederick Robie, of
Maine, who are visiting in the city.
The affair was very elegant and the
fortunate guests heartily enjoyed the
Those present were Gov. and Mrs.
Robie, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Barker, Mr.
and Mrs. W. J. Coye, Mr. and Mrs. J.
H. Mahan, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cha
pin, Mr. and Mrs, E, D. Humphrey.
A Novel System.
In the store of A. E. Bishop & Co.
can be seen in operation one of the
most unique and convenient arrange
ments for saving time and labor ever
brought to Abilene. It is Chapman's
Cash Railway system, by which clerks
in any part of the store can send for
change to the cashier's desk and also
send the amount received for purchases.
The money is placed in tiny cars which
is propelled along a wire by a spring.
It will pay everybody to call and see
this wonderful arrangement, the only
thing of the kind iu the county.
Mr. Bishop, always among the
leaders, shows his progressiveness in
this great improvement which makes
his mammoth store more truly metro
politan than before, if such a thing
THE TICKETS YOU CAN BEFORE NEW TEARS EYE.
Headquarters for Clothing and Boots
Monday afternoon death entered the
home of John Taylor, living south of
the Holland creamery, and took the
wife and mother. She was young, be
iDg but 25 years of age. The bereaved
tiusband has much sympathy in his
sorrow. The funeral will be held to
norrow at ID a. m.
A Good Entertainment.
The Markees have at the request of
ie G. A. R. boys and others decided
o give a benefit performance next Fri
day night in the Bonebrake. Hawkins'
orchestra has generously donated its
services for the occasion and a number
of prominent workers are doing their
best to get the affair well under way.
The Markees are famous throughout
Kansas and have given Abileneites a
great deal of enjoyment during the past
season. Let everybody turn out and
give them such an audience next Fri
day night as the opera house has not
seen in j ears. Their entertainment is
very fine and well worth attending.
Remember the Markee family's en
tertainment Friday evening. It will
be better than half the shows travel
ing. A Souvenir.
With today's Reflector we present
our patrons a souvenir in the shape of
a miniature reproduction of part of
our jubilee issue of Nov. 8th. It will
serve to recall this papers exhileration
over the result of the election and to
introduce to strangers the Abilene
A Pleasant Sapper.
Last Saturday evening a very enjoy
able time was had by a small party of
gentlemen at the home of Col. E. H.
Dingeein East Abilene. The Colonel
treated his guests to a bountiful oyster
supper with all the et ceteras and made
each one feel perfectly at home.
After the feast (for it was a feast) a
few hours were spent over the cigars in
conversation and amusements. When
the party adjourned it was with the
heartiest of good wishes for Mr. Din
gee's happiness and the memory of a
delightful evening stored away among
the thoughts of other past enjoyments.
Those present were: John J. Cooper,
S. K. Strother, C. S. Crawford, Geo. C.
Anderson. M. V. Brilhart, W. P. Seeds,
R. B. Hower, E. H. Dingee, Jr., Rich
Watches "til you can't rest" at Kel
ley's and at almost your own prices.
Have vou innnirpd the nrice of Kel-
ley's tea sets? If not, why not?
Shaler has some nice
presents, for you.
Roger's tripple plate knives and forks
8.00 per dozen at KeUey'a iu Abilene.
EDUCATION AL COLUMN. ;
EDITED DY j
J. S. FORD, COUNT Y SUPERINTENDENT.
The Western Scnool Journal is the
best educational paper in the West,and
is growing stronger with every issue.
Every teacher in Kansas shobld read it.
The county superintendent would
like to receive the names and postoffice
addresses of young men and women
who would like to attend the high
school at Chapman next year.
The institute next Saturday at the
Abbey school house, Dist. No. 60,
should be well attended. The citizens
of the district will take pleasure in
giving the teachers a royal welcome.
The teachers of the north district
nave adopted a constitution for their
guidance in future meetings. This is
an excellent plan. We are glad to see
Lilt) HJ5UHUC3 LUUViUJJ 111 U SJ3k-UJrtklU
The State Teachers' association will
be held in Topeka Wednesday, Thurs
day and Friday, Dec. 26, 27 and 28.
Railroad rates will be one fare for
round trip. Dickinson county should
have a good delegation.
Many of the teachers of the county
will take two days vacation this week
on account of Thanksgiving. It must
be remembered that not even Thanks
giving day can be taken by the teacher
with a continuation of salary without
the permission of the school board,
A teacher was showing us his list of
periodicals for the coming year. It
included the Western School Journal,
N. Y. School Journal, Century, X. A.
1-1. r .. n 4- 4 a n tHnttinn a rtotnmii f in
Review,Current Literature, two weekly
papers, one Republican and one Demo
cratic, and one daily paper. That
teacher will not "progress backward."
The citizens of Ottawa are engaged
in the erection of a new building for
the Ottawa University, the estimated
cost of which at its completion is $50,
000. The present productive endow
ment of the University is $47,377.
The buildings and property are valued
at $115,000. The total enrollment of
students last year was 215.
A teacher, to progress, must read.
No one has so much opportunity to
store his mind with useful knowledge
as the country school teacher and the
young men or women who spend their
evenings and Saturdays in gossiping or
in talking nonsense around the kitchen
stoves are not fit to be teachers. Im
prove, study, work and you will fit
yourself for higher things.
The teachers' meeting at Walnut
Grove, District No. 35, last Saturday
was well attended and the exercises
good. In the absence of Mr. A. C.
Dietz, Mr. D. F. Shirk presented, a
practical method of teaching percent
age. Mr. Shirk is one among the very
best school men of the county, and
never fails to respond when called
upon at an institute.
Miss Myrta Wick next recited "Our
Mr. Phipps next read an essay on
Whittier, and Mr. Jesse Engle read a
poem, all of which were interesting
and well received.
Mr. McMillan handled the subject of
Map Drawing and Mr. J. II. Engle
that of Pedagogy in a very interesting
and instructive manner.
There were a great mrny teachers
present and all were highly pleased with
the way in which they were entertained
by the people of the district.
California has a school fund of $2,
700,000 permanently invested, and
besides, levies a property tax for school
purposes. The average salary of male
teachers in the State is $80.75, and of
females, $64.12. Ten per cent, of the
State fund received by a district is for
library purposes. Teachers are com
pelled to attend institutes from three (
to five days, but without loss of salary. I
Ten years" successful service gives the
teacher a life diploma or certificate.
The smallest districts in the State
receive not less than $400 of State
money. Female teachers receive the
same pay as male teachers if they hold
the same grade certificate; and the
law makes it a misdemeanor for the
parent or guardian to abuse, insult or
"jaw" the teacher in the presence of
While the effort is being made to se
cure better work in the schools would
it not naturally assist in this to
make the school room and ground more
attractive? The walls might be whit
ened, the wood-work repainted, the
floors and windows cleaued, the stove
polished, and black-board reslated with
a very little cost to the district; and I
hope that each teacher will visit the
school house where he expects to teach,
before signing a contract, and will
make it a point to see that the contract
includes the above work to be done be
fore school opens. Then I would sug
gest that an ornamentation day be
taken, and I think the teacher will find
the pupils ready to assist in securing
pictures, mottoes, winter bouquets.dec-
orating cards, fans, brackets, etc., to
decorate the schoolroom. A. E.
Dixon, Supt. of Lyon County.
Kelley has too many goods. If prices
will sell them, they go.
Oysters 30 cents per quart at the Par
No matter what price others make
you, I will discount them from ten to
twenty-five per cent. J. S. Kelley.
The finest line of opera glasses in the
city, cheaper than anybody.
J. S. Kelley-
CKktoi&E fa.fttotafr .Castoria.
Here is another swindle which sharp
ers are working on farmers: A
stranger calls to sell a fanning mill.
Dnrinfr his noi.versation and walk
about the farm with the farmer he is
sure to see a horse that just suits him,
and offers to pay a small sum to secure
the bargain. If accepted he asks for a
receipt for the money deposited, stating
that he will go to the bank and return
in a day or two for the animal. Such
receipt turns up later in the bank as a
note against the farmer.
An exchange truly says: "Many
persons hesitate about seuding personal
notes to a newspaper regarding the
movements of friends, lest the news
paper man should think them too anx
ious to see their names in print. He
will think nothing of the kind, but on
the contrary he is glad to get such
notes. Many seemingly unimportant
items, when printed, are news to a
large number of readers. One impor
tant thing should always be remem
bered, however, that is, the signature
of the sender should accompany the
"item," not for publication, but that
the editor may. know that the news is
Resolutions of Condolence.
Whereas, Our Heavenly Father
has called from earth to heaven Mrs.
Armina J. Niles, a sister who was mild
and lovely, charitable and kind to all.
Therefore be it
Resolved, That we tenderly condole
with the bereaved husband and son of
our deceased sister in their hour of
deep affliction and commend them to
Him, who is the great burden bearer.
Resolved. That while we deeply sym
pathize with those who are nearest and
dearest to her, we share with them the
blessed hope of a reunion in that nome
resplendent in glory.
Resolved, That these resolutions be
spread upon the records of the Wom
an's Relief Corps, No. 63, and a copy
thereof be transmitted to the family of
our deceased sister and to each of the
newspapers of Abilene.
Mrs. W. I Seeds )
Mrs. J. H. Todd Committee.
Mrs. D. Huggin's )
Kelley ha3 goods enough for a town
five times the size of Abilene. They
must be sold; 170-tf
When you want
anything in dress
goods see Hawk &
Fine line of novel
ties at Shaler's.
For charming lockets and bracelets
go to Kelley's.
A $5.00 cake basket for 33.50. Kel
ley has them.
50 gallons of bulk oysters for sale at
Kump, Fickes & Co.'s.
Gro to Shaler's for
Good Bye, Gazette.
The daily Gazette, has at last, ful
filled prophecy and gone to its rest,
passed in its checks, turned up its toes,
said its valedictory, gone glimmering
in short, died. It was with bitter
scalding tears and an aching heart that
the Reflector learned of its demise.
For nearly two years we have fought
the journalistic battle by its side. The
two dailies have exchanged taffy,
traded news, and nailed lies in each
other's columns with the most perfect
friendliness and good will. We have
done our share. We have called its
editor as hard names as it has ours;
ridiculed its "breaks" as much as it
has ours; crowed over our "scoops" as
much as it has over its own; in fact the
Reflector and Gazette have been the
most kindly enemies, and we are hear
tily sorry to see it stop.
Abilene ought to have better appre
ciated the benefit of a morning paper
for the advertising it gave the city.
She ought to have supported it better
than she did, irrespective of its poli
tics. Now that after nearly four years of
struggling against adversity the Ga
zette suspends, many will miss it. The
Reflector is left the only daily paper
between Manhattan and Denver and
while the decease of the Gazette widens
our field we sincerely regret losing "our
e. c." and will hold it and its long list
of genial attaches in pleasant remem
brance. Peace be to its ashes.
The best nickle alarm clocks made
only $1.25 at Kelley 's.
Take your prescrip
tion to Shaler.
I have one hundred and fifty new
clocks bought at a big discount and
will save you from 31.00 to $3.00 on a
clock, J.S. Kelley.
Wanted- A good girl to do general
housework. Call at Hawk & Slielton's
dry goods store. 10-tf
Kelley is offering the "biggest drive
in the land" on spoons and forks.
Hawk & Shelton of
fer the best bargains
in plush wraps. .
Mince meat and cider at the Parlor
An elegant line of marble clocks at
the price of iron ones. J.S. Kelley.
All kinds of nuts for sale cheaper
than at anv clace in town.
Kelley will discount anybody's prices
rom ten to twenty-five per cent.
The Parlor Grocery is headquarters
for bananas, oranges, lemons, celery,
apples, watermelons, cocoanuts, Cali
fornia and other grapes, maple sugar,
5gs, cranberries, and fruits of every
kind. Honey, maple syrup and buck
Hawk & Shelton are
.offering the finest line
Misses and children's
cloaks at the very
For two days the Parlor Grocery will
sell as follows: cts
1 can of corn 10
1 can of tomatoes 13
1 can of peas 10
'1 cauof beans 10
1 can of peaches 13
1 can of apricots 19
jl can of egg plums 19
1 can of green gages 19
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2 lbs raisins 23
5 lbs prunes 25
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Fresh white fish
These are cash prices and are only
good for the 2Sth and 29th.
Ku3ir, Fickes & Co.
You can save money
by buying your goods
oi Hawk & Shelton,
corner Third and
1 Cedar streets.
Kelley has heavy coin silver thimbles
Oysters 30. 35, 40 and 50 cents at the
Kump, Ficke3 & Co. keep the best
store in the State and will sell you all
kinds of groceries cheaper than ever
Don't forget Hawk
& Shelton, corner
Third and Cedar Sts.
Anybody can wear a $4.50 watch
chain when thev can be bought at Kel
ley's for $2.
Shaler has just re
ceived a fine line of
Bulk ovsters for sale every day at
the Parlor Grocery.
J. S. Kelley ha3 the handsomest en
ameled silverware ever made, very
Quarts of finger rings at Kelley's
J. S. Kelley has almost anything you
may call for in fancy silver in plush
cases. Come in and see them.
25 per cent saved by
buying cloaks and dry
goods of the leaders
in low prices,
j HAWK & SHELTQKV