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.Thursday, Sept. 6, 1883.
Editor and PnWfo7icr.
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Advertising Rates, Reasonable
Kind Words.
The Reflector returns its thanks
to its fraternal associates in this and
adjoining counties for the kind words
of welcome they have extended the 'for
lorn hope." It hopes to gain the good
will and friendship of its brethren of
the press of this section.
The Truth Will Out.
Mr. Howard, a Xew England opera
tive, was before the senate committee
on Saturday and stated that nine-tenths
of the operatives in Xew England be
lieve that the protective tariff is not a
benefit, but an injury to them. The
truth will get into the minds of all these
people at last that no one is benefitted
by the protective tariff but the manu
turers themselves.
Iowa Politics.
Protection is certainly an issue in
Iowa as well as prohibition. A joint
debate was held by the republican and
democratic candidates for governor at
Independence, Iowa, on the 29th. Gov.
Sherman, the republican candidate, ad
vocated a protective tariff and prohibi
tion;. McKinna, the democratic can
didate, denounced a protective tariff,
but said a tariff was necessary for rev
enue, and declared that prohibition could
not be enforced.
Does Protection Protect?
Mr. Porter has found at last, in a
highly protected country, the operatives
in the cotton manufactories working for
as many marks as we pay dollars in this
country. This is very funny. Protec
tion makes high wages. What is the
reason the wages of these men are so
low? Surely protection is liigh enough
there. The Tribune hopes that "such
degredation of human labor will never
occur in tins country, as might be the
case if the free trade democrats were to
to have their way." This is exceed
ingly disingenuous. Some readers might
infer from this that Germany was a free
trade country. Germany has a protec
tive tariff, and this is one of the fruits.
Gov. Crittenden and Prohibition.
Governor Crittenden is reported to be
seriously considering the question of
calling an extra session of the legisla
ture to either amend the Downing Sun
day law so as to make it apply to St.
Louis, or to prepare and submit a pro
hibitory amendment to the constitution
at the next general election. The gov
ernor, in an interview concerning the
report, -spoke as follows. ''I am an
anti-prohibitionist from the sole of my
feet to the crown of my head, but I feel
with the people of the state, that if the
law is to be defied in St. Louis, and I
have to choose between lawlessness and
prohibition, I am a prohibitionist. Un
der such a provocation, prohibition will
carry by 50,000 majority in the state."
And the governor is right. Xotone
law, nor two laws, but all laws should
be enforced. It is the right principle.
But if a law is found to be impractica
ble, it is necessary, to uphold the digni
ty and effectiveness of authority, to re
peal that law.
Money Is Still The Cry.
The republican central committee of
Pennsylvania has issued a circular call
ing on republican office-holders every
where to contribute something toward
keeping Pennsj'lvania republican. The
Kansas City Times says that Pennsyl
vania has been for a long time as cer
tainly republican as Kentucky was dem
ocratic. There was no appeal from the
Kentucky democratic committee for
money to enable them to keep posses
sion of the state. The democrats can
not be bought. The republicans of
Pennsylvania must be paid to vote
their own ticket: All over the United
States the appeals for money are made
in states that claim a republican major
ity. Virginia, where it is claimed Ma
hone has a majority, must have both
'money and patronage. The great
state of Ohio is on the mendicant list,
and now4 the famous Ke3Tstone state.
The Chicago Inter-Ocean, in apologizing
for this shameless begging circular, re
pudiates the action of Jay Hubbell in
1880. It says Hubbell's acts were not
authorized by the republican committee.
They took the money he raised, how
ever. They said, as King James said
of the usurer's gold, ""it smelleth not of
the means that hath gotten it."
What Does it Mean?
Our Democratic friends say: "It is
customary, in this county, to re-elect
a faithful officer who lias serveu ouloiib
term, and therefore Mr. Kirby should
be re-elected." It is not customary to
re-elect a Democrat, and Republicans
are not anxious to establish any such
precident. Because of an unfortunate
division in the party, an unpopular nom
ination, or from any cause, good, bad
or indifferent, a Democrat is chosen to
fill an important office, it does not fol
low that Republicans must give him
two terms. Republicans cannot afford
to establish any such precident as this.
Leaving out the bad spelling, the
above paragraph is worth studying.
The Chronicle does not deny that it is
customary to give a faithful county of
ficer his second term. If it did, it
would be asked to point to a single in
stance where a republican county offi
cial had served less than two terms.
But because Mr. Kirby is a democrat,
a representative of a large number of
our people, he is to be denied a com
mon courtesy. His excellence as a cit
izen, his fine business qualities, his in
tegrity and his pronounced efficiency as
Treasurer, are to be obscured because
he is a democrat! The Reflector
does not believe that the people of the
county will look at it in that way. The
people of this county are engaged in
building up individual fortunes, and
their efforts in this direction are the
cause of the county's prosperity. They
do not care about bringing party into
local affairs, where party principles have
no possible chance of being expressed.
If they can get an honest, eificient offi
cer that is all they care about; and it is
impossible to find a man who has given
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Mr. Kirby. He has been uniformly
courteous and obliging ; the business of
his office has been kept in perfect order,
and no man can say that he has a just
grievance against Mr. Kirby's adminis
tration. Then isn't it the extremest folly
for the people of the county to draw
party lines in an election where the offi
cer elected bears the same relation to the
members of all parties'? If there is no
other objection to Mr. Kirby than that
he is a democrat, he will be re-elected
by a good majority this fall. The voters
of Dickinson are generous and fair as
well as intelligent.
A Spinner on the Tariff.
The senate committee on education
and labor have been in session in Xew
York for some time taking evidence
which bears on the vital questions of
the day. A Pall River spinner gave
them some sensible and valuable points
to consider the other day. The spinner
had never heard of but one instance in
which the employers had raised the wa
ges when there was a rise in the mar
kets without the direct request of the
workmen; he said that there might oc
cur a slight reduction at first in the
wages of the operatives if the tariff
were removed from foreign goods, but
that the ultimate result would be to
raise them.
The witness continued: One of the
greatest evils of the operatives employed
in the Xew England factories and mills
was the 'system of overworking when
ever there was a great demand for the
goods manufactured. Sometimes the
mills were kept running all night. The
work which was thus put 'upon the op
eratives, and especially the females
was very injurious to their health.
There should be a rigid enforcement of
a ten hour or an eight-hour law.
The black list as practiced by the
large manufacturers in Xew England
was another injustice to the laborer.
Another evil to winch the laborers were
subject was the so-called "trustee sys
tem," by which a poor man's wages
were attached before they were paid,
if he happened to get in debt. If this
debt was only a dollar, he would be
obliged to pay the lawyer employed by
his creditor a fee of $3.S5 hi addition
to the original debt before he would be
discharged. These evils Mr. Howard
thought could be remedied b' proper
legislation. In answer to inquiries by
Senator Pugh the witness said that
nine-tenths of the intelligent operatives
hi Xew England believed that the pro
tective tariff was of no benefit to the
workingman, but rather an injury and
should be abolished.
The operative had been a member of
the legislature of Massachusetts and
was selected as a witness because of his
superior intelligence on the questions
about which inquiry was being made.
He gives glimpses of a system of affairs
under protection than wliich few other
systems could be worse, ne frankly
admits his preference for free trade and
avows his opinion that it would ulti
mately prove beneficial to the laborers.
The Era of Good Fellowship.
The ex-confederate re-union at Jef
ferson City last week was one of the
most successful affairs of the kind ever
Probably the most noticeable and
gratifying feature of the re-union was
the fraternal spirit manifested between
the blue and the gray. Veterans of
both sides, who had faced each other
on hard and well fought battlefields
twenty years ago, met as friends and
neighbors and went through again the
scenes of the dark past in pleasant con
verse. It was another touching evi
dence that the differences of the past
have been forgotten and forgiven by
the brave souls who had suffered and
borne for principle's sake. There is no
need now to question the merits of the
controversy which led to the appeal to
arms. They have long ago been settled
for good. Xo matter how strongly we
may condemn a cause, if a man sacri
fices his all his home and his life for
it, he must at least believe that it is
right, and all brave men revere and re
spect the principle thus shown. It was
on this ground that the blue and the
gray met at Jefferson City, and those
who make light of the feeling, who still
cry "treason" and rebel," are the only
ones who need forgiveness.
The Reflector believes that the era
of good fellowship is with us, and that
the stars and stripes float over the whole
country, in spirit as well as in fact.
Is Dorsey Wrong?
The Xew York Times calls Stephen
W. Dorsey "a small beer politician, a
liar, an outcast and a thief," whereupon
the World republishes from the columns
of the Times of February 12th, 1881,
the account of the dinner given ex
Senator Dorsey atDelmonico's by prom
inent members of the Union League
club to celebrate the republican victory
in Indiana. The invitations were
signed by John Jacob Astor, Thurlow
Weed, Levi P. Morton, D. O. Mills,
John A. Stewart, J. Pierpont Morgan,
Henry B. Hyde, LeGrand B. Cannon,
Jesse Seligman, Frank F. S. Winston,
and M. AV. Cooper. While waiting for
dinner Mr. Dorsey held an informal re
ception standing by the side of General
Grant, and Grant and Dorsey walked
in to dinner together. General U. S.
Grant was seated in the place of honor
at the President's table. On his right
sat S. W. Dorsey, the guest of the even
ing, and on his left General Chester A.
Arthur, vice-president elect of the Uni
ted States. To the right of Mr. Dorsey
sat John Jacob Astor, the Hon. George
S. Boutwell, the Reverend Henry Ward
Beecher, Frank F. S. Widston, the
Honorable F. T. Frelinghuysen and
Senator William Windom. To the left
of General Arthur sat John A. Stewart,
the Hon. Hamilton Fish, the Hon. Xoah
Davis, the .Hon. E. AV. Stoughton, the
Hon. Levi P. Morton and the Rev. Dr.
J. P. Xewman. Among the gentlemen
who sat at the four long tables were
Senator John P. Jones, Senator-elect
Thomas C. Piatt, C. P. Huntington,
AVilliam Dowd, John Hoey, Judge A.
AV. Tourgee, Hugh Hastings, John
Roach, C. X. Bliss, F. A. Potts, Chaun
cey M. Depew, Governor Henry M.
Hoyt, J. C. Xew, Rufus Hatch, George
Bliss, John I). Lawson, Senator-elect
Miller, of California, Sidney Dillion,
General Lloyd Aspinwall, Salem II.
AVales, John I. Davenport, John II.
Starin, Emory Storrs, Judge John R.
Dillion, Colonel Fred Grant, J. Pierpont
Morgan, LeGrand B. Cannon, Jbrank
AVork, Col. Thomas Ochiltree, Jay
Gould, General Horace Porter, Jesse
Seligman, Warner Miller, General Ste
wart L. AVoodford and Collector Mer
ritt. Xumerous speeches were made in
praise of Dorsey. General Grant intro
duced his remarks by saying that 'we
"have assembled here this evening to do
"honor to a gentleman who we think
"has contributed more than any other
"one man to bring about the result we
"all hoped for at the last presidential
"election." At the conclusion he said:
"I propose to you the health, long life
and prosperity of Stephen AV. Dorsey."
Vice president Arthur was profuse in
his compliments. He said: "It is
"greatly gratifying to me to be one of
"tins distinguished gathering, met here
"to do honor to Senator Dorsey, to ex-
"press our appreciation of his great ser
vices in the last campaign, and also to
"express our great regard and esteem
"for him personally.' Further on he said,
"I don't think we had better go into
"the minute secrets of the campaign,
"because these reporters are taking it
"all down." "Mr. Dorsey
"was selected as the leader of the for-
"lom hope to cany Indiana. Indiana
"was really, J suppose, a democratic
"state. It had always uem ui own
"in the book as a state that might be
"carried by close and carerul and per
"feet organization, and a great deal of
"(here the speaker paused a moment
"while somebody mtemipted, "Soap.
"Laughter.) I see the reporters are
"here and therefore I simply say that
"everybody showed a great deal of in
"terest in the occasion, and distributed
"tracts and political documents all
"through the country." All the rest
bragged on Dorsey and gave liim their
hearty endorsement.
Dorsey was not held back in his re
cent statements by fear of what the re
porters might say, and it is safe to com
elude that he has merely tnithf ully filled
out Arthur's omissions. From the
above facts, it would peem thatDorsey's
story of conniption is fully corroborated.
The question is just a little bit more
delicate than it has been. Is our junk-
eting President or ex-Senator Dorsey
the liar?
Solomon Splinters.
Solomon Is getting notorious.
East bound passenger train eight hours late
Quite a crowd was In attendance at the dedica
tion ol the Catholic church Sunday.
A large number or our people are going to at
tend Bismarck Fair this week.
A new harness shop has opened up in town.
Considerable excitement was caused on our
streets Saturday evening by one Eugene Haring
ton shooting a revolver on the street. He was
arrested and put in the cooler, but about nine
o'clock his friends thought they would take him
out and succeeded. But he was taken again by
determined citizens and put again in Jail. On
Sunday morning some unknown person slipped a
knife to the prisoner and he cut his way out and
Morris Robecker was made Marshal Monday,
Mr. Shanks resigning.
Industry Items.
Septembek 3d, 18S3.
I went to the large cattle sale of Ingraham's at
industry last Friday. There was a large gather
ing of the farmers and from the appearance of
the bidding of those present, prosperity seems to
favor them. Cattle Yeached good prices and
town full of life and business. This place and Its
surroundings as far as the eye can reach has an
air of prosperity, buildings going up In every di
rection and many fine and substantial residences
There Is but one thing lacking In this beautiful
valley, a railroad, which Is only a question of
time. Vip Van Winkle.
Editor Reflector Received the first issue the
24th ult. Your Introductory Is elegant; sound In
principle, moral in sentiment, full of wisdom, In
structive and Interesting, your paper Is a daisy,
and will meet the support of all liberal thinking
men without distinction to parties, and especlaUy
every democrat, not only In Dickinson county
but the surrounding counties as well, and In be
half of the democrats of Clay county I extend to
you a fraternal welcome to Central Kansas, and
the Reflector a financial success. You start In
under very favorable auspices of full and plenty
In Kansas, and prosperity must crown your ef
forts. Every democrat must subscribe to its sup
port. John J. Reaoan.
In Memoriam.
On Monday, Aug. 27, 1683, at 4:30 p. m., at her
home in Buckeye township, Julia E. (Bagiey)
Morse, departed this life of carc3 and trials to en
Joy the rest prepared for the redeemed. Mrs.
Morse was born on the Island of St. Helena,March
20th. 1837. In the year I860, with her parents,
sisters, and brothers she came to America; was
married to E. A. Morse, of Townsend, t., mibeo.
They immediately moved to Coddlngvllle, Medina
Co., Ohio, and 1878, with her husband and family,
removed to this state and county. She leaves a
husband and five loving children to mourn the
loss of a faithful wife and loving mother; also
three sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Morse has
been a faithful and consistent member of the
Chrislan church for the past twelve years.
It is with deep and sincere feelings of gratitude
we return our heartfelt thanks to our neighbors
and many kind friends for their untiring assis
tance and sympathy in our deep affliction.
E. A. Morse and Children.
To Whom It May Concern.
The undersigned have entered Into a co-part-nershin
under the name and style of T. C.
Henry & Co., and under date of June 1st. 18S1, for
tiie purpose or continuing uie iteai jismie, .uouu,
Insurance and Abstract business heretofore car
ried on by T.C. Henry. Business will be con
tinued at the usual place.
T. c. Henry,
2 3t G. W. Carpenter.
Becker & Cooper's,
GrKOCERS. 2-3ro
We will offer for sale at 10 a. m., at
the farm of Augus AlcMaster, 3 miles
south of Ahilene, on
SATURDAY, SEPT, 15th, 1883,
260 HEAD
Of Two-Year Old
Native Steers
These cattle will be sold In bunches to suit
purchasers, and win afford an excellent opportu
nity to parties who desire to feed stock.
TERMS A credit of 6 months, at 10 per cent,
will be gfven, vjtlj approved, security. A liberal
discount wlU be made for cash".
GEO. HOISINGTON, Auctioneer.
0, G, HAWX,
A Full Line of Humphrey's Homeopathic Medicines.
Headquarters For
Painters' Supplies, Glass, Machine Oils, &c, &c.
We keep at all times best Head Light Oil, 175 degrees test.
2W&T jfi 4PL
, 5.000
Already arrived at the
And more arriving every day. Look out for
Statements and Prices Next Week.
Simon Rothschild.
Sign of the Big Chair.
J5S?- Carries the largest stock in the west. I can and will sell cheaper than
any other house in Dickinson county. I have no rents to pay, no expensive
clerk liire, and I give my customers the advantoge of it. Don't buy without
seeing my goods and getting prices. Xo trouble to show goods.
M. V. UPSHAW, u-sa

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