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ABILENE, DICKINSON COUNTY, KANSAS, JANUARY 3, 1889.
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We want all tlie
"WIS O-A-IsT G-ET,
At as Favorable a Rate of Interest
as can be obtained elsewhere.
2HiP"Call on us before you make your Loan.FS
The Abilene Mortgage Go.
Office up-stairs over Citizens Bank.
x Mch 15,
Boa-logged, the Old Year's ship is anchored
And piles her freight alongTimo's dialed way,
Wild waves have surged, and Btorms that
Have strained her timbors oft from keel to
And drifting tides on seas of trouble vast.
Have sometimes 'whelm'd her crew. Life's
The lesser gold against each name to weigh
Tho souls iu morcy spared, reach shore at last!
And taut and trim upon tho waters blue,
The Now Year's boat is standing out for sea;
With love's whito sails unfurl'd above the
And hopo a compass set for voyage through-
Steady, O ship I Truth on thy pennons free.
And Faith thy helm, will steer thoo safe for
For reducing the surplus during
1888 Santa Claus proved better than
The price of wool has been steadily
rising since tue great itepuDlican vic
tory in November.
Preparations are already being made
in Topeka for the grand inauguration
ceremonies, Jan. 14th.
II. B. Kelley wants to submit the
proposition to increase the pay of Leg
islators to a vote of the people.
Riley county is in a little scare over
an alleged shortage of $10,000 in the
county treasury. It is being investi
gated. An eminent Democratic editor says
that the chief conundrum of the new
year is, ''Will Mr. Harrison put Mr.
Blaine in the cabinet or in the soup?"
Wiggins says that a blizzard will
grab the country in its grip about the
middle of the first month of the New
Year. That means we will have a de
lightful January thaw.
Dickinson county may be proud of
18S8. She has been marching forward
in worldly riches and has vindicated
her judgment by the sweeping Repub
lican victory in November.
There will be an attempt made next
winter to change the school age from
five to six years. It should be done;
too many schools are in need of a crib
and nursing bottle as it is.
Kansas can welcome the New Year
with a glad heart. She has prospered
abundantly and carries the Republican
banner at the head of the procession.
Why shouldn't she be happy?
According to the Chicago Times
there is a good deal of infant murder
going on in that city. It declares that
there are not less than 60,000 infanti
cides committed there every year.
Abilene looks back upon a year of
prosperity and solid growth; she looks
forward to a promise of a greater ad
vance than she has ever made in one
single twelvemonth. 'Rah for Abilene.
Our third party friends persist in
calling attention to the fact that they
"blew in" 32,000 standard silver dollars
in the recent campaign. The exact
amount of the receipts therefor has
not been yet announced.
tThe poor old Chronicle awakes from
its lethargy this week long enough to
tear its wig about a typographical error
in the Reflector, an error which
was corrected in the next issue. The
editor of the Chronicle will never make
a fool of himself- die Lord got there
"Ring out wild bell3 to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light!
The year is dying In the night;
King- out wild bell6, and let him die.
"Ring out the old, ring in tho new;
Ring, happy bells, across tho snow!
The year Is going let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true."
The only Republican paper in the
country that is not publishing Harri
son's cabinets is the Indianapolis
Journal, the only paper that knows
Slandard abUt --P5"'""-
You should add the Abilene Reflec
tor which is the only paper that does
not know anything about it andi3
willing to admit tk fact.
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The Republican party will ever hold
the year ISSSjn the most pleasant re
membrance. The Xorthwest, whether it is suc
cessful in electing Mr. Walrond
Speaker or not, will have shown its
colors. Every man of prominence in
the oth and 6th districts, be he Legis
lator, editor or politician, who deserts
the interests of this section should be
marked and remembered for his
We knew the poor Dems were pretty
badly scared, but we did not suppose
mere was sucn a panic as wonia mag
nify nine presidential electors into
80,000. Our contemporary, the News,
however, has the following:
Hon. J. B. McGonigal, of western
Kansas, one of the 80,000 presidential
electors for the State, was in the city
Arkansas City Traveler: If any Sen
ator or Representative presents a bill
to amend, alter or change the present
prohibitory lawfshoot him on the spot.
The present law is good and has the
approval of the courts. It is working
wonders for temperance and morality.
It is a ticket of admission to the county
jail lor all those win viol&te it. Let it
II the thirty-eight members of the
Northwest or even half of them
would enter into the work of securing
this section of the State its rights with
the zeal of Hon. J. R. Burton, the
battle would be already won. Half
heartedness has not been the policy of
the Arkansas "Valley, and the North
west will get beautifully left if it
thinks that manner of doing things
It is reported that Charlie Scott
has sold his interest in the Lawrence
Tribune and will go to Washington as
special correspondent of the Topeka
Capital-Commonwealth. If it is true,
double congratulations to Mr. Scott
and the Cap.-Com. coupled with re
grets that Kansas loses even tempora
rily so good a newspaper man as Mr.S.,
will be in order.
Col. Tomlinson is trying to save the
capital by taflying J. R. Burton and
urging him to engineer through the
Legislature a bill to build a Governor's
mansion at Topeka, Burton will not
bite at that bait. Mr. Tomlinson did
not hear Mr. Burton make the opening
address at the capital removal conven
tion last spring or he would know
better than to make his suggestion,
The Commercial Gazette does not
believe that the enemy is an easy-dying
one. It has the following: "Demo
crats die hard," one of our able con
temporaries remarks. Die hard?
They do not die at all. The more they
are whipped the harder they kick. If
they could be killed they would be as
Napoleon said of the Russians after
they are dead you have to knock them
The St. John Sun declares that
"fJiao ;- , I
iuo -o uiuio iuuury iu u creamery
that costs $3,000 than there is at pres
ent in a sugar plant that costs $60,000.
The former can be utilized twelve
months in the year, the latter not to
exceed three months." Bifikinsrm
county's experience with the former
wnnlfl p0,fni,,ir r,n ,.1 it, .. n
would certainly go to Show that the J
creamery is a good thing for Kansas
and that the more fullv nnd mi?pVlt '
the farmers realize it the better.
The gamblers, it seems, have aban
doned the Western steamhnnts n
taken to the Pullman cars. They tell
of a. big, smooth-faced fellow- a pro
fessional poker nlaver who has lon
woiking the Northern Pacific. He re
cently cleaned one New York blood'out
of $8,000, and two others out of $13,500
between them. Gamblprs are! nlskr.
porta thick on the Southern Pacific'
and the Santa Fe. Gamblinrr flffsn
Uie rules of the coinp'ny ," but still Ti
goes on. It is supposed gamblers give
conductors and porters somptlimn- t
put them to Sleep t wo or Uire dollar
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SUEE OF CONTEOL.
Beturns of the House Clerk Show
the Republicans in a Majority
of One or More.
The Narrow Margin Likely to Force
an Extra Session The Pending1
A Long List Por Investigation Beoent
Naval nominations Unpopular in Cer
Washisotox, Dec. 31. Clerk Clark of
the House of Representatives has received
the certificates of 230 members-elect to the
next House, and has been officially in
formed that certificates have been issued
in all but three Congressional districts.
Of tho certificates issued 163are to Repub
licans and 159 to Democrats, and of those
districts still in doubt, two of them are in
West Virginia aud one in Tennessee. In
all of them the Republican candidates
claim majorities on the face of the returns.
However, s-hould the Democratic candi
dates get the certificates their party will
not have control as tho Republicans will
still have a majority of one and will or
ganize the House.
Several Republicans who are elected to
the next House are in uncertain health.
Several whose names are often mentioned
are regarded as hnving a very uncertain
tenure of life. Every indication of ill
health on the part of a member of the next
House is regarded with anxiety, and adds
another argument to the many advanced
in favor of an extra session.
This being tho case the qandidacy for
the Speakership is becoming more heated
every day. Of tho 163 Republicans who
have received certificates of election it is
said Mr. Cannon has 4.0 pledged to vote
for him, Mr. Reed 38, Mr. MeKinley 23
and Mr. Burrows 22. There are 16 un
pledged Southern members. Tho other 15
members are scattered between prospective
candidates and there is no telling for
whom they will vote.
"Washington, Dec. 31. Up to this time
only one notice of contest has been filed in
the office of the clerk of the House. This
is the case of Hartsuff against "Whiting,
tho latter being the sitting member of tho
Seventh Michigan district. There are
twenty-one counts in his notice and he
charges that votes wore cast at wrong
places; that aliens votodwithoutrestraint;
that fraudulent; naturalization papers were
issued; that illegal restriction was com
mon; and that persons were compelled to
vote the Democratic ticket under threat of
personal injury. He lays particular stress
upon what ho calls the "corruption fund."
This includes a contribution of $2,500 from
the National Democratic Committee, $1,000
given by Mr. "Whiting personally, and be
tween $2,800 and $?,003 asssesed the Fed
eral employes. The latter ho claims were
paiticj-irtily pernicious lu tnelr efforts in
Mr. Whiting's behalf.
Sydney E. Mudd will contest the seat of
Representative Barnes Compton of the
Fifth Maryland district, whose majority
has been placed as low as one vote. In the
Fourth New Jersey district Samuel Fow
ler, Democrat, was elected by only seventy-two
votes, and N. "W. Voorhee3 will
try to overcome this by contest..Congress
man Shively, Democrat, of Indiana, was
returned by a still smaller majority less
than forty votes and "William A. Hoyne,
his Republican rival, will endeavor to
secure the seat. As compared with these
efforts to overturn a few votes the contest
of T. B. Eaton, Republican, of Memphis,
Tenn., to oust Congressman James Phelan,
seems quite herculean. Mr. Phelan re
ceived 8,000 majority.
Charges of fraud will also be made by
F. B. Posey, Republican, who was defeat
ed by William F. Parrett in tho First In
diana district For the first time in many
years a contested election case is reported
frem Connecticut, where in the Fourth
district E. R. Seymour, Democrat, will en
deavor to unseat Fred R. Miles. William
Elliott, of Beaufort, S. C, brother of an
Episcopal clergyman here who had a
contested case on his hand during this
Congress, is again to experience the same
trouble. Other cases which will interest
are those of T. G. Phelps, Republican,
against T. J. Clunie, Democrat, in the Fifth
California district and Jehu Baker, who
defeated Bill Morrison and who has in
tarn succumbed to W. S. Forman. Judge
Waddill of Richmond, Va., will contest
with George D. "Wise the honor of repre
senting the Third Virginia district He
charges fraud and illegal voting.
This long list does not include the West
Virginia districts, which are almost cer
tain to be contested. The Committee on
Elections will have its hands full and will
bo one of the most important to be ap
pointed by the successor of Mr. Carlisle.
"Washington, Dec 3L The Sunday
Herald says: "There is a strong probabil
ity that when tho nominations of Com
manders Belknap and Harmony ore sent
to the Senate there will be trouble about
their confirmation. There will not be a
vacancy until March 25, the date of the re
tirement of Admiral Luce, and there are a
number of officers who contend that previ
ous to that date no nomination should be
sent in because there are no vacancies.
The politicians of the Pacific coast are not
very favorably disposed toward Comman
der Belknap because he ran the Mare Is
landnavy yard independent of theirwishe?.
There is no doubt they will do all they can
to defeat his nomination, but navy people
believe he will eventually be confirmed."
Fobt Watxe, Ind., Dec SO. Some seven
or eight citizens of Marionville, a town ten
miles east of here, on the Ohio State line.
have received notice from Whitecaps. The
receivers or tne letters were warned to
mend their way3 or they would receive a
visit from the regulators. They were
signed ''Binton Ohio Order No, 39" and
were ornamented with the usual drawings
of a skull and
crossbones and the cat-o'-
O'Donnell Not Elected.
Sax Fbaxcisco, Dec 30. The recount
of votes cast for mayor in the late election
has been concluded, and at the close Judge
Finn, of the Superior Court, declared E.
B, Pond, Democrat, legally elected mayor.
C C O'DonnelL Independent candidate
for mayor, and the man who had demand
ed the recount, made a total net train' of
S09 votes, but not enough to elect him oyer
co!wSl?? tT .
SPrancisco. unwished har th?- mhrnfn--.
n0QIcel that Charles F. Merle, San
of this city, dealers in lard aril canned
meats, had absconded wittiSMfvn nftbo
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rm 8 money. The officers of the cospaay
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Another year has vanished with its
story, with its glory, and the fingers
chill of winter grasp the earth with
peerless might; star-bespangled stern
Orion with his gleaming, with his
streaming,rides across the evening sky
as monarch of the frosty night.
Another year has left us with its
pleasures", with its treasures, with its
tale of woe or joy indescribed upon
each throbbing heart, and as once
again we reckon all'its losses, all its
crosses, guilty tears for ill-spent
moments from the troubled eyes will
Another year has vamsbed beyond
hailing, or bewailing, witn its dreams
that ne'er proved tnie and lines of
ships that ne'er came in. How some
fondly hoped and builded, trusting
ever, finding never, and are yet without
the fortunes that they vainly toiled to
Another year has left us with its
squaud'rings, with its wand'rings, all
for naught are those regrets that find a
place in every mind; va can only vow
to heaven that a surer path and purer
will our ever-straying footsteps through
the future's distance find.
Another year is breaking; we must
meet it; let us greet it strong in hope
its life to know, and staunch in faith
its fate to brave. It may hold for us a
splendor far, far finer and diviner than
the past with all its wonders to exis
tence ever gave.
Another year is dawning with its
beauties, with its duties; shall we make
it one of joy and gain or one of wasted
dajsV Let us glean with earnest effort
from its chances new advances and to
higher, nobler levels all our future
Another year's before us, rich in
flowers and in showers; soon will fierce
Orion yield to Cygnus and its gentle
train, and spring's verdure soft will
cover plain and mountain- while the
fountain laughs to see the stretching
leagues with fleece of waving golden
Eailway Time Tables.
No. 02 Xight Express , 350a. m
No. 2C1 Overland express 3:40 p. to
No. 217 Freight J 1:00 p.m
OOINO EAST. ,1.
Vo. 203 Overland Sxprciii; .... J.
No. 204 NiglitExpretj ....
No. 218 Freight
, -12:37 a. m
.10:00 a. m
A.. T. & S. F. R. R.
Passenger 6-00 a.
Freight , 1:45 p.
Passenger 9:51 p. m.
Freight 2:00 p. m.
Passenger . 6.05 a.m.
Freight 1:50 a.m.
Passenger ". 9:50 p. m.
Freight 1:10 p.m.
Pifisencr trains run dally. Freights dally ex
ROCK ISLAND R. R.
Accommodation 10:20 a.m.
Passenger. i2:52p. m.
Passenger 10:20 a. m
Passenger 3:54 p.m.
Accommodation 5:05 p. m
Many persons contract severe colds
during the early winter months and
allow them to hang on persistently all
winter; weakening the lungs and pav
ing the way for catarrh, chromic bron
chites or consumption. No one can
afford to neglect a cold. A single bot
tle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
will cure the most severe cold and
costs but 50 cents. Por sale by Barnes
Coal ! Coal ! Coal !
I have in stock all the leading coals,
at low prices for cash. I will not be
205-tf Geo. Ogden.
Notice of Dissolution.
Notice is hereby given that the part
nership heretofore existing between
the undersigned is this day dissolved
by mutual consent, A. H. Landis re
tiring from said firm. The business
will be continued by P. W. Allen who
will pay all outstanding accounts and
collect all accounts due the firm.
Dated this 17th day of Dec, 18S8.
P. W. Aixen.
193-2twl7-3t A. H. LA2TDI3.
Whooping cough is attended with
but little danger when the cough is
kept loose and expectoration easy by
the tree use of
by Barnes & JNorth-
Dr. Cady's Condition Powders, they
tone up the digestive organs, free they
system of worms, give the horses a
good appetite, causing them to shed
freely and putting them in shape foi
hard work. Por sale by Barnes &
North r raft.
In the Prooate court cf Dickinson coon ty.Kansas
In the matter of the Estate of John Curts, de
ceased. To the heirs of thesald John Cart, deceased, and
all other persons concerned:
Yoa are hereby notified that on the 2Cth day of
December, A. D. 1SSS, I filed a petition in the
above named court prayiDg tnat the last will and
testament of Jonn Curts, deceased, be admitted
to probate, and that the said court lias1 set the 11th
day Of January, A. D. 1839, for the hearing of
the said petition, and yoa arc hereby notified To
be and appear In the Probate court of Dickinson
county. Kansas, at the city of Abilene la said
county on the 11th day of January, A. D. 1SS,
at 10 o'clock, a. m. of that day, then and there to
show cause, If any you bare why a- certain In
strument in wrltlns presented to said rrobafe
Court, and nor on flic therein, should sot be ad
mitted to probate aj the last will adtcs&HieBt
or tue sara Joan uuns, aecease.a ana -vrny
letters testamentary thereoa should sotfce issued
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For Sale or Trade.
The Cottage house in Solomon City.
Its location is unsurpassed, is well and
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. Pkeshaw,
9-tf Solomon City, Kansas.
100,000 To loan $100,000.
One hundred thousand dollars to
loan at lowest rate3 on farm property.
Try, Roter & Co.,
14-tf Citizens Bank building.
As I sold out my lumber business all
persons knowing themselves to be in
debted to me will please call and settle
same at once either by cash or note and
save costs. P. A. White,
Corner Sec&nd and Mulberry St.
8100,000 TO LOAN.
We have $100,000 to loan on farm
and city property at the lowest rates.
Loans closed promptly. Xo delay.
Auilene Investment Co.,
Hear room First Nat. Bank
V A pTyrP'pn Look to your interest
i! nmUJjllU and keep your hogs and
poultry free from cholera by purchas
ing a package of Ilaas' Celebrated Hog
and Poultry powder of Barnes &Nbrth
c.raft. Give Them a Chance.
That is to say, your lungs. Also al
your breathing machinery. Yery won
derful machinery it is. Not only the
larger air-passages, but the thousands
of little tubes and cavities leading from
When these are clogged and choked
with matter which ought not to be
there, your lungs cannot half do their
work. And what they do, they cannot
Call it cold, cough,croup, pneumonia,
catarrh, consumption or any of the
family of throat and nose and head and
lung obstructions, all are bad. All
ought to be got ryl of. There is just
one sure way to get rid of them. That
is to take Boschee's German Syrup,
which any drucerist will sell you at 75
cents a bottle. Even if everythingelse
hasfailed you, yon ma; depend upon
Dixon's "Carburet of Iron" Stove
Polish is the best and purest. The new
big cake is double the size of the old
mall cakp and sold at same pricp.
DE. M. H. GROSS,
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of the Baltimore
"Offlce in Post-Office Block, over
Knmp, Fickes & Co.'s Grocery.
(Formerly of York. Pa.) Oct 19 6mo-dw
.We have Money to
loan at 6 1-2 per cent,
interest, with privi
lege of paying in mul
tiples of $100.00 at
any interest payment.
FISHER & CO.
S. M, WISE,
Is located in new quarters on
3d Street near Spruce.
Fine Tailoring a Specialty.
Gentlemen's Suits in the Latest
Styles of Goods and Guts.
Out-of-town Orders given prompt
Remember my new location.
S. 1L Wise, Abilene, Kas.
Saddles, Nets, Whips, Etc.
JSr"AU work warranted.
Newman's old stand.
SOLOMON CITY, - KANSAS.
Grows andDeala in
Fruit and Orna
Orders by mall given
W. C. HEXDRIX, Prop
Xursery located 1H
miles west of P. O. near
railroads. 22 ,tt
We have $100,000
to loan on farm and
city property at the
lowest rates. Loans
closed promptly. !No
ABJXEHE HrVESTKElTT. CO.,
Bear room First Bat. Bank.
Made for all lands and lots in Dickin
son County, at
Reasonable Jftates. -
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Graduate of 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
gd stand of W. H. Eicholtz. Also a fine
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PRICES AS LOW AS THE LOWEST.
Calls attended to day or night. Residence, first house west of store, cor
nr of Third and Cedar streets, Abilene, Kansa.s w32-tf
209 0?2iixcL Street,
For i Ctaej
Tobacco and Pipes
Boots This Week!
Call on T. C. Mclnerney for Boots. He
Selling Men's, Boys' and Youths'
Boots Cheaper than ever.
Highest Price Paid
(jgfDo not forget the place
23-uJJs: Salt 60c per 1 OO l"bs.
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Best Ciiar on Earl
at Hardpan Prices. .
for Hides and Furs.
at 3d and Broadway.
IF. v. CLOSE,
Pure Bred Pckii to Hog:.
Some choice pi?a now ready for deli iverinjr
No better stock anywhere. F. y. CLOSE.
Residence, corner Buckey and 11th at.
tsr Will ?o forond at my residence erer
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