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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29. 1888.
Official Paper of (My aai City.
B. W. Peck, probate judge elect,
moved bis family goods in from New
Basel Friday and is at home to bis
friends on South Buckeye.
The Abilene Knights of Pythias are
making arrangements for a grand ball
in the opera house Hew Year's Eve.
It will be Vie society event of the sea
son. Kev. W.H. Honnell, the well known
traveling missionary of South Dickin
8on,has returned from a year's residence
in McPherson county and will reside
Aji effort is being made to secure a
station on the Eock Island on the
Guglerfarm five miles this side of
Woodbine. A post office and flag sta
tion is all that is asked. "We hope they
will be secured.
The case of Corniack vs. BrOUghton
was completed Friday evening and
decided for the plaintiff. The defen
dants claim that they have already
paid the bill and will carry the case up
to a higher court.
The G. A, E., of Hope, is to present
the "Blue and Gray" three nights
this week commencing Thursday. The
manager is "Major Burton," J. T.
"Vegiard, well known here and he is
sure to give the Ilopeites a treat.
Boiin Saturday, Nov. 24th, to Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Bearce, a daughter.
The Reflector congratulates the
happy parents upon this charming ad
dition to their household and hopes the
little one may have a life of unalloyed
Eichard Waring, ot the Abilene Re
flector, spent Wednesday in town.
Mr. Waring has been able to keep the
Reflector fully abreast with all its
competitors, and much of its success
is due to a general straightforward
course. Enterprise Independent.
If the News will persist in using from
ten to thirteen columns of the much
dispised plates in each issue, we sug
gest that it get material less than a
quarter of a year old. "Special corres
pondence" dated Aug. 30th and Sept.
13th comes pretty near being ancient
Jim Heoy left last night for his En
terprise, Kas., home, after a pleasant
sojourn with old friends in this vicin
ity. Jim is a "white" boy fromWhite
ville, and will always find friends and
the latch string out whenever he may
"drap" around into these yere parts.
Logan (Col) Advocate.
i m m
All subscribers of the Reflector
failing to receive the paper regularl
are requested to send us a postal card
request or call at our office when the
missing numbers will be furnished free
of charge. We will do our best to
overcome the irregularities of a woe
fully incompetent postal service, hop
ing and praying for time to pass rapid
ly so that we may have Eepublican
efficiency once more.
The Eeflector's local columns are
open to all parties, sects and societies..
We shall be glad to publish any an
nouncements, reports or calls, provided
copy is handed in not later than 1 p. m.
Accounts of social parties, re-unions,
family gatherings, etc., if sent to this
office will be gladly received. Do not
be timid on account of your unf amiliar
ity with writing "copy." We will ar
range material in proper shape. Send
it in with your name affixed (not for
publication) and it will receive atten
Mrs. F. I. Sage, wife of the editor
of the Tribune, died at her home on
East Third street in this city last night.
For more than a year the deceased has
been lingering at the gate of eternal
life, dreading to leave her husband,
children and friends, but ready and
prepared to enter when the Master
willed. She leaves a husband and
three children to mourn their irrepara
ble loss, to whom the sympathy of all
who know them is universally extended
We extend our sympathy to Mr.
Sage in his bereavement which is one
of the greatest that can fall to the lot
The suspension of the Daily Gazette
relieves from active newspaper work,
though not from the profession we
hope, its untiring representative, W.
T. Irwin, better known as "Tramp."
vFor nearly three years he has worked
twenty-four hours a day for his paper
and has proven himself a thorough
rustler. For the past three months be
has been city editor. Mr. Irwin is an
excellent newspaper man and we wish
him abundant success whenever he
shall again enter the profession. For
the present, we understand, he remains
ia Abilene, settling up the affairs of
the Daily Gazette.
We clip from the Kansas People, of
Osage" City, the following reference to
one of Dickinson county's well-known
A very pleasant recognition service
was held at the First Baptist church
last night in honor of the new pastor,-
Eev George Merriam. Bev. L. II..
Holt, of Topeka, and Eev. J. Barratt, I
of North Topeka, were present and
took a prominent part in the services.
Revs. "W". D., Patton, J. V. Jones and
David Thomas of this city also as
sisted. The meeting was one of pleas
ant greeuaof church and pastor, and
consisted.of sqrfepWy?. anfchems by the
ofaoir, prayerand roam by the
visitmg ministers, ciosing-witn a .wet-I s:amc?"'0' X"5Y- " "wuennan 01
xme hand-shake with, the' new ;piftir. 1 ficiaUHg.
COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL.
The Institution Completed T h e
Trustees Accept It.
We clip from the the Chapman Cou
rier the following account of the county
high school which has j5jBt been ac
cepted by the trustees:
The county high school board met in
this city Monday afternoon and after
inspecting the new county building
they pronounced it "first class in every
particular." They then adjourned to
the county seat where they formally ac
cepted the building.
The main building being 57x59 feet
in size gives assurance that 300 stu
dents may be easily accommodated.
The basement consists of a spacious
hall and three rooms, one of which
with a little additional expense maybe
subdivided and transformed into the
pleasantest kind of dwelling apart
ments. On the first floor there will be
an office, two recitation rooms and a
commodious study. A spacious ball
also adds much to the style and conven
ience of this first story. The design of
the upper story is, two recitation rooms,
a large library, and a large assembly
room which will likely prove to be the
largest room in the county with the sev
eral possible exceptions. The work
manship thus far displayed bids fair to
make this structure a source of pride
to the town and a credit to the pro
gressive county which has been the first
to take advantage of the statutes
authorizing county high schools. Ad
ditional appropriations have recently
been made by the county high school
board, which when applied will make
about $20,000 which have been ex
pended on the building and grounds.
The building will be opened to the
public on or about the 1st of Septem
ber when, under the management of a
competent principal, the institution
may be made to compete with any high
school in the State.
Three courses of instruction will be
arranged: a normal, a scientific and.a
high school course. Many families are
already preparing to take advantage of
the school and many more will proba
bly move here before it opens. There
are numerous families in and around
Chapman that would make their homes
attractive to the students who will
wish to attend from abroad. To say
the least it behooves the whole county
to combine for the success of the county
high school. Teachers, parents, guard
ians and pupils alike may do much to
place this coming institution in great
prominence throughout the county and
A BOOTLEG SALOON.
Marshal Powell Pull a Dispenser of
the Ardent and Lodges Him in Jail
This afternoou as Marshal Powell
was making his rounds he saw in the
east part of town a young man absorb
ing happiness and bug-juice from the
business end of a quart bottle. Saun
tering toward him Mr. Powell asked
the youth for a drink. He handed over
the bottle which was yet about half
full of whisky and the Marshal quietly
pocketed it and demanded the name of
the person who had sold it. The young
man was badly frightened and un
bosomed himself completely, saying
that he procured the stuff from one
Daniel Gordon, an ex-railroad cook, on
Marshal Powell went after his man
and soon finding himlodgedhiminjail.
The young man's affidavit was then
taken. In it he swears that Gordon
sold him the whisky for SI and that the
sale took place in one of the old stores
The bootlegger will have his exami
A few hauls like this will not only
increase the respect felt for Mr.
Powell but will serve as a wholesome
lesson to the violators of the law who
have become too numerous and too
bold in this city. The fullest measure
of the law should be meted out to such
A Serious Accident.
Last Sunday evening John M. Sheets,
who lives six miles northeast of De
troit, was attacked by a vicious bull
and very seriously hurt. The animal
sprang on him trampling him with his
feet, and after severely bruising him,
gored him in his left thigh. The
wound is from four to six inches deep,
extending to the groin and much lacer
ated. He is, however, doing as well as
can be expected under the circum
stances. Dr. Gunn, of Chapman, is at
The sad accident which occurred at
the home of Sheriff D. W. Naill
Wednesday morning fulfilled the worst
fears of the child's parents and resulted
fatally. The little one passed away
this morning at 5 o'clock after a period
of extreme suffering.
The facts in the case, as will be re
membered by our readers, were that on
Tuesday night some poisoned meat was
placed on the floor to destroy mice..
The animals pulled one piece partly
into a hole and when the remainder was
gathered up in the morning this wa3
1 overlooked and baby, finding it, ate it.
Though all was done that medical skill
could do death jensued this morning.
Mabel Grace was Jhu little oyer a
year old, having reached her jQrst birth
day anniversary on the 19th ,of last
beptemDer. bue was a ongnt, winsome
child and the idol of the father's and
mother's heart. The blow falls with
crushing force npon the bereaved pa
rents though they have the sincerest
sympathy of a wide -circle of friends.
The funeral was held Saturday
morning at 10 o'clock at the sheriff's
rL "Vlw. TJ"
The Eock Island company is now en
gaged in the construction of a hotel
building at McFarland, a station about
twenty-eight miles west of Topeka,
which will soon be used as the main
eating station on the Kansas division
of the road. McFarland seems to be
the special pet of the Eock Island just
now. A while ago it was Herington.
We hope, however, that the latter place
will in no way suffer from the rise of
the new "giant."
Card of Thanks.
We desire to express our heartfelt
thanks to our kind neighbors and
friends who assisted us during our late
bereavement the loss of our dear
baby. Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Naill.
The following is the program for the
meeting of the south-west Dickinson
county institute to be held at Banner
City, December 8th 1888, beginning at
10:30 a. m. It is hoped that all
teachers of the district will be present.
Address ot welcome H.M. Reaugh
Physiology, "Narcotics" Levi Humbarger
"What should pi'piis read,"- C. E. Hugh
Literature Scott. S.M.Cook
Methods School Government.. J). A. Holmes
Rhetorical exercises how and to what ex
tent cultivated in country schools
Miss Lizzie Smith
Science Elect-icity How to illustrate in
country schools W. H. Fleck.
Evening program arranged during the day.
( G. B. Allen
CommitteeonMusic Miss Lyd'-aSommer
j Miss Lida Humble
A Consolidated Firm.
Two of Abilene's leading dentists
Dr. L. M. Eaub and Dr. O. J. Eaub
have formed a consolidation and will
hereafter do business together at the
office of the latter in the Hodge block
This will make one of the strongest
firms in Kansas as both gentlemen are
known to be first-class dentists and
fully abreast of the times.
It will be remembered that they not
only make all kinds of plates from the
finest gold plates to rubber, but also
extract teeth without pain. The pub
lic will find the firm one admirably
fitted to do work in all departments of
dentistry at the lowest prices and in
the most workmanlike manner. You
are sure of receiving satisfaction at the
A Business Change.
We chronicle this week a business
change by which Abilene will lose an
other of her best citizpns. Mr. W. I.
Miller has disposed of his interest in the
lumber company of Miller & Thomas
to Mr. Thomas and will engage in the
same business with a Mr. Brooks, of
McPherson, at Topeka. He goes to
Topeka tomorrow to remain a week
after which he will return and move
bis family there. We regret exceed
ingly to lose Mr. M. from this city.
He has by his manly, straight-forward
course as a business man and in social
circles proved himself a man whom Ab
ilene can ill afford to spare. We hope
liowever that his new location will
meet his fullest anticipations and that
fortune will continue to smile upon
i i m i i
At the residence of the bride's pa
rents, eight miles southeast of the city,
a very pleasant wedding took place lasi
Thursday evening. The bride was
Miss Grace Stewart and the groom
Manford Peck, of Salina. Eev. W. H.
Sweet officiated in the ceremony which
made the happy couple one.
A large party of invited guests was
present and the airangements, includ
ing the supper, were elaborately and
The presents, the list of which is too
long to be given here, were elegant and
costly and testified to the heartiness of
the good wishes which the company
bestowed upon Mr. and Mrs. Peck.
An adjournment was taken at an
early hour when the guests dispersed,
some to their homes, and others to at
tend Bells which were not wedding
bells. S. B.
The "Blalock Gang."
District Clerk Brillhart has just re
ceived from the clerk of the Supreme
Court, the mandate of that tribunal re
garding the casss of Martin Thomas,
Isaiah Johnson, Hiram Johnson and
Henry Exienhop, which cases have
been remanded to the district court for
a new trial.
The grounds upon which the Su
preme bench renders its decision of re
versal is that of illegal evidence. In
the trial last summer it will be remem
bered that one Shaffer turned State's
evidence and his testimony, the most
important of all, was largely instru
mental in convicting the men. Much
that he gave as evidence was a report
of what the different parties told him
individually, and not in the presence of
the remainder of the gang.
In law such evidence can only bt
used to criminate the party with whom
the witness converses. In the trial ii
was allowed to be used against the
whole party who were being tried to
gether. This evidence should, if ad
mitted, have been made to apply onlj
to individual members of the gang
As it was not dons Jhe county will bt
to the expense of having a new tria
The prisoners can thank Hon. J. G.
Mohler, of Salina, for securing the re.
jVersalof their case as it was through
bis efforts that the appeal was made
and through is able presentation of
the case that the Supreme Court made
Whether new indictments will be
made out and the men tried separately
next time or the old trial repeated with.
t.hfi T1MOQ99nr nhartrra in fho niridonno ic
not yet determined by the prosecution.
MONET TO LOAN!
After having made arrangements in
the East for the loaning of money,
I wish to announce to the
public that I am now
At lie Very Lowest Bates.
MONEY TO BE HAD
It will pay
and see me.
you to come
H. E. SEEDS.
Office with c.
S. Crawford, over Kelley's
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.
Farmers, you can get the most money
for your eggs at Kump. Kickes & Co.'s.
A Word to Coal Users.
It will cost you nothing to get my
prices. You will find that for cash in
hand I can equal any yard in town.
See me at the Eock Island elevator; it
will pay you. 141,8-tfJ E.T.Ellison.
For Sale or Trade.
The Cottage house in Solomon City.
Its location is unsurpassed, is welland
favorably known to the traveling pub
lic with a good trade built up. Would
trade for a farm or property in a good
live town. J. M. Preshaw,
9-tf Solomon City, Kansas.
Farmers Take Notice.
Sacks as good as new at 5, 10. and
15 cents apiece. Lard cans nearly new
at 25 cents each. A large lot of empty
barrels for sale cheap at the Parlor
Grocery of Kump, Fickes & Co.
epcial correspondence of the Reflector:
Cheever, Twp., Nov. 24.
The atmosphere of these parts has
cleared wonderfully since the political
storm of a short time ago. Ye farmer
lias been bu3y gathering in his corn,
and laying in a stock of coal against
the snow storms to come; the immortal
spelling school has been wound up to
run six months, while the sound of the
viol and fast-tripping feet are borne on
every passing breeze. The school
I children wend their way to the temples
of learning, bearing baskets filled with
the fruits of the earth to munch while
tht) pedagogue's back is turned; the
quail in jolly revels runs merrily after
the belated bug; everything is lovely
and the goose hangs high.
Protracted meeting is -being held at
Center school house in Cheever.
Miss Dora Barter has departed for
Salina to spend the winter with rela
tives there, and at least one young man
is in deep mourning and sighs for the
return of springtime, gentle zephyrs.
Harry Shadinger, Esq., of Abilene,
is visiting his relatives of Cheever.
Asocial gathering was had at the
hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. Mer
rifield, Buckeye, on last Friday eve, at
which the young people of the country
round spent an enjoyable evening.
There will be an entertainment at
the Talmage school house in two weeks,
of the finest order, at which will be
whole bushels of fun and amusement
for everybody. The young tragedians
of this place will do the play act for the
benefit of the brass band. See small
What might have been a serious ac
cident occurred last Sunday near Tal
mage. As Messrs. Merrifield and
Danky were out enjoying a "spurt"
with their speedy nags, they seemed to
each want to reach a quarter pole at
the same time. Turning too short one
gentlemen and lady went flying through
the air, while the other gentleman rode
with his head under the buggy pole and
feet over the dash board until his Sun
day girl pulled him in by the heels and
admonished him that it was the Sab
hath and a more dignified position
should be assumed. 'Al's well that
The "crack" base ball nine of Chee
ver will play the Manchester nine next
Saturday on the latter's ground. Look
out for "blood."
Everybody in this neck o' woods
reads the great daily, the Eeflector.
"Where, Oh where, is Jack Teeters?"
That's what Bud Euse said when he
called to see his girl when old folks
were in the land of Nod. Ask Jack.
Judge Seeds issued a marriage license
to Henry Schrader, Enterprise,
Miss Martha Klingburg, Dillon.
The farmers of Dickinson 3ounty
will soon have plenty of time on then
hands, and they will be able to sit
about the glowing fire during the long
winter nights, while the storm howls
without, and store their minds with
useful knowledge. Good literature will
be a requisite in all homes where intelli
gence prevails, and homes of that kind
ure in every section of land we can
think of. Better literature than the
Weekly Eeflector can scarcely be
round. Jt has all the news there is go
ing, and it has stories, and poems, and
scientific articles, and it is- in all re
spects a light to the path and a guide
to the feet. The farmer who has the
Scriptures and the "Weekly Beflec
tok in his bouse can rear his children
in the nurture and admonition of the
Lord, and keep them posted on all thai
is going on in this big world of ours.
Now is the time to subscribe.
We have a store fall
of goods which we are
selling at prices that
Below we quote a
One can Corn
One can String Beans
Two cans Pie Peaches
Three pounds Dried Grapes 25c
3 lbs loose Muscatel Rasins 25c
2 lbs Seedless Rasins
2 lbs Choice Figs
56-piece Decorated Tea Sets at $5
112 -piece Decorated Dinne' Set, 10
125-piece Decorated Dinner Set, 25
Is Stand, Hall d Hinging
We have the
Largest : Assortment
Ever Brought to Abilene.
We have stand Lamps
rangins in price
From 25 Cents to $10.
From $1.75 to 10.00.
"We have an Endless
Prices Lower than
u mm co.
W S& 3.
110 2d and. Ill 3d Streets,
Coinei Tliixd. and. Ce&ax
Arc. fy a' Largs Majority, the Mm of
Do you want a Plush Wrap? See them.
Do you wautawrap of anykind? See them.
Do you want Dress Goods? Call on them.
Do you want Shoes? Visit them at once.
ra irav a
Of the Latest Styles and at the Lowest Prices
NO OLD GOODS TO LOOK OVER.
Eom.'t IFxil to Call on Tliem.
Come eariy and avoid the crowd .
Comer Third and Cedar Streets.
Just -:- Received
FROM THE MANUFACTURER A FRESH LOT OF
The Best and Cheapest at
Morse's Shoe Store,
- 2S. CE333A.3 STREET.
STATE OF KANSAS, a.
Dickinson County, f"'
In the matter of the assignment of J. D. Stoke
and Simon Stoke, as Stoke Bros.
Creditors ana others Interested are hereby noti
fied that on Wednesday, the 2d day of January,
A. D. 1SS9, and for two consecutive days there
after, at the office of the Clerk of the District
Court in the city of Abilene, In eald county, from
9o'clocka.m.untll5o'clockp.ni.of each day, I
wiU attend and proceed publicly to adjust and
allow demands against toe estate and effects of
the abore named assignors. In my hands. ,
w-augaw-dm . ,Sj tiEUSR, Asljnee.
To William Belden and Edith Belden of nana f
You and each of you are hereby notified that
you have been sued In an action commenced in
the District court, of tne county of Dickinson, In
SfirJ n'A' "crD3l "CH"8 "P01 east, In Dickinson county, Kansas, for the par
oH?wkS,f,&! ffiSo Mf Pose of paying the mortgaged the said Jolm?.
iuSnm.thffiH5nB8T,!,AI1Wl11111 other debts and legacies of said es
llam Belden, Edith B. Beldec and B. E. Abbe are , tte. una tht aid Petition im Men net dmn. rm-
delendents, which action was commenced on the
13th day or November, A. D. 1883, and that you,
the said William Belden and Edith B. Belden,
must answer or demur to the petition filed in
said action, on or before the 4th day of January,
A. D. 1SS9, or said petition will be taken as true,
and Judgement rendered In said action against
the said Hiram G. Strayer, Kate E. Sajier and
Aimer D. Saner for the sum of S30. with interest
thereon at the rate;of ISper cent. per annum from
the 1st day of April, A. D. 1887, together with
costs of stilt, and a decree entered foreclosing a
mortgage gijfea to secure eid 8Qm and Interest
on Lot No. FoBr-HlV In Block No Fettr )t in
Kuny and Hodge.8 addition to the rtowq -.(now
S'ate of Kansas, and ordering saldkiremises sold
(subject to a mortgage given to sild B, B. Abbe
to secure the sam of $300.) to -satisfy said sua.
Interest and costs, and further ordering and de
daring that you, the eald'WUliam Belden and
rteht. true or miereSLin ana
verse to the. rights and claims of 8&d plaintiffs,
or those of the said B. B. Abbe.
13-3C Attorney for Plain tiSs.
SHOW YOU AN
Great rejoicing' all over tne world on account o
the discovery of South American Nervine which
Is acknowledged br all as the mot valnablnmed
I leal discovery of this century. It possesses prop
erties wnicn quickJj cure the stomach and Nerves
and give sweet and refreshing health where dis
ease, nervousness and pain nave been the rule
South American Nervine has no equal as a cure
for a weak Stomach, weak Nerves, weak Langs,
weakly females, weakness of old age and all forma
of falling health, A trial bottle will convince yon
Price 15 cts, and $1.35. Sold by J. H. Qlatsma
druggist, Abilene,.Kansas. . j . M-l
In the Frosate Court of Dickinson county. State
' of Kansas, In the matter of the estate of John
W.McCcsh to John P, Agnew, Catherine Q,
ifcfViuh null V,. V MrrVwli.
Ton will take notice that on the 13ta day of
November, 188S. L. Q. VaaScoyoc, executor of the
estate of John W. McCosh, deceased, filed in the
Probate Court Of Dickinson county, his ixtltlon
praying for an order to sell the northwest quar-
ter or section 4 In townshl a 11. south of ranlre2.
hearing on Friday, November 30th, 188S, at the
Probate Court room In Abilene, Kansas, upon Id
o'clock a. m. of said day.
l2-3t L. G. YisScoTOC, Executor.
All persons interested are hereby notified that
I. the undersigned, assignee ot Frederick H
Boardman, recently engaged In business at Aot-
jene. in uicjonson counir. hsnwm under thA
firm name of F. n. Boardman and company, will.
ou tae 4-jui, i$m scp jatuuBTg ut rraruacy, A.
ids, Detweenaoeooorpoi mneo uocu a: in. i
fiTEfO'clock.p. m. ofsald-daysL; at the office of
Kansas Farm Mortgage, company In: thV city
Abilene, Dickinson county, Xaaa proceed nnto-'
licly to adjust and allow demands against the eif
tite and effects or the said FredericV g. Board
man, assignor; and. all creditors are required ta
attend at said place during the said time and lay
before me, as such tiMigBee. the nature and
amount of their deaaads: and unless they siaU
do so they will beprecladeg from any benefit of
said estate. W. G. COWLES
Assignee of Frederick u. Eoardaaaa.
Abilene, Kansas, October SO A. D. ZBiS.