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"VOL. I.
ISTO. 21.
HBjT I H flfB B H B B B 9 IHB
From 37 to 42 Size.
Sattinet suits, worth $ 8 for $ 4
Union Cassimere suits, " 10 "
Union Cassimere suit, " 12 " S
All Wool Cassimere suits, " 15 " 10
All Wool Cassimere suis, " IS " ,12
Extra Fine all wool suits, " 20 " 10
Extra Fine all wool suits, " 22; " H
Extra Fine all wool suits,,,, i., " 25 " 20
English Worsted suits,.,,,,,,, ' 80 " 2.5
Oustom made suits in fine cassimere and worsted,
worth $30 for $25; worth $40 $30.
M ni
Tinware, Table and Pocket Cutlery.
No ITanoy Prices!
m a . Wo have In stock a tine line of breech and muzzle loading guns, all
UTO SPOrtSHlSXl r kinds of gun fixtures and ammunition.
., --, Would do tvcII to notice our large line of Furst & Bradley and N. C.
The Farmers Thompson Hows, the Thompson Mowers, and the Schuttler and
wniiewaier wuguus.
Garland StOVeS and Ranges--vn immense line of them always on hand
Hemember the Place Comer Broadway & Third. ' No.l-3m
I have bought the stock of
atKenyon's and will continue to sell at
greatly reduced prices until the present
call and see me at Kenyon's store.
Paint! Paint 1 1 Contract withLan
caster & McDowell for your painting.
Place of business over City Blacksmith
Shop. Satisfaction in every respect
To convince you of this fact I would be pleased to show you, at any time, the most complete assortment in this line of goods in the city of Abilene. As I make Clothing a specialty, I can safely say, without exagerating in the least, that
I can at any time sell you a suit and save you from $3 to $5. To convince you of this fact notice the price list and call and examine goods before going elsewhere.
I mean business.
Heavy Hardware,
City Mills.
S. A. FLENNER has rented ot Mr. Hum
phrey his interest in the CITY MILLS, and on
and after Nov. 1st, 18S3, the business will be
on by
Farmers who have wheat iii store have, been
credited on our books with the balance due on
November 1st.
stock is closed out.
You are invited to
Orders for job work executed on short
notice at the Reflector, office, and at
"live and let live" prices. Give us an
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From 24 to 37 Size.
Sattinet suits, worth $ G for $ 4
Sattinet suits, "
Union Cassimere suits, "
Union Cassimere suits, "
All wool suits, "
All wool suits, "
English worsted suits, "
English worsted suits,
j us iom maue suits, noooygoous,
Come and see me at the
Senator Sabin, Chairman of the Na
tional Republican Committee, author
ized the Journal to define his position
as regards the public finances as follows:
In his opinion payments on the nation
al debt should cease; in fact, it should
have ceased a year ago. He favors the
issue of two per cent, fifty year bonds
by the Government, into which all bonds
of other denominations should be con
verted as they mature or are called in.
These bonds could be used as the basis
for bank issues. Accompanying this
measure there should be a repeal of the
one per cent tax on bank circulation
now existing. This would make the
interest on the new bonds equivalent to
the banks to three per cent., and he
thought a majority of the banks would
readily take them, especially if allowed,
as they should be, to issue circulation
upon their full face or par value.
Fatal Cold.
The cold wave of last week almost
paralyzed business, and entailed a great
deal of suffering upon the unfortunate
poor. So far as dumb animals were
concerned, probably the following dis
patch from Chicago, dated Jan. 4th, re
lates the most distressing case: "Ex
tremely cold weather yesterday and last
night, retarded all passenger and freight
trains. The mails from all quarters of
the country are delayed in their arrival
to-day from one to sixteen hours. Elev
en miles southwest of the stock yards
on the "Wabash road stands a stock
train of twenty cars with famishing and
freezing live stock. The train was
snowed under and stalled Tuesday night
since which time it is believed the ani
mals were without food and water. A
rescuing party drove within three miles
of the belated train, then abandoned the
sleighs and walked the remainder of the
way. Although several engines have
been sent down the train could not be
reached. The party returned, several
of whom were badly frost-bitten.
The rescuing party succeeded in reach
ing the snow bound train on the Wa
bash road late tliis afternoon. Of the
twenty cars of live stock all were cattle
save two or three cars of hogs. Some
cattle were found frozen, and others
partly frozen were immediately killed.
The exact number thus killed is not
ascertained. The remainder of the cat
tle were fed and cared for by the rail
road company, who are making every
effort to bring them through. Another
large force of men were sent out to-day
ou an offer of 50 cents an hour. Arriv
ing near the train they refused to go to
work. They could not see ten paces
ahead for the drifts of snow. They re
turned nearly frozen.
The bivulous person who said that he
had "a bright prospect!' before him,
was told that it would always be there,
unless be swore off or chalked liis nose.
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S " 5
10 " S
15 " 12
IS " 15
20 " IS
25 " 20
Sattinet Overcoats,
'Sattinet double face Overcoats,
Sattinet double face Overcoats,
All Wool Cassimere Overcoats,
All Wool Cas. ex. heavy Over.,
All Wool Cas. ex. heavy Over.,
English Worsted Overcoats,
English Melton Overcoats,
English Beaver Overcoats,
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Palace Clothing
Plumb's Poker Bill.
Chicago limes: Senator Plumb has
introduced a bill for- the suppression of
gambling in the army, and the amount
of indignation which the measure has
already stirred up in the military poker
clubs in "Washington faintly indicates
the amount of consternation that would
be created by its passage. Poker is im
derstood to be the chief pastime of ar
my life, and its suppression woidd cause
hardships beside which those of an A
paclic campaign sink into insignificance.
As a result of devotion to the game,
our soldiers have become the most ex
pert poker players in the world, and
even the splendid armies of Germany
would be defeated with great loss if
they should ever encounter the Ameri
can soldiery in this noble and interest
ing game. Mr. Plumb's course is un
American and heartless, llis soul has
never been moved by the exceeding
beauty of a straight flush, and his being
has never been thrilled with the delight
of raking in a jack-pot. Moreover, his
bill will render our frontier troops pow
erless to settle the Indian question, as
they are in a fairway of doing, by teach
in the noble red men to play porker and
then winning their clothes, arms and
There are ex-Governors and ex-Gov-emors,
but there is only one Ben But
ler, and as an ex-Governor he will
stand out proudly from among the pale
politicians to whom that name of "ex"
is most appropriate. The Massachu
setts people are not sure how long he
will be an "ex." . The truly wise and
good among them, of course, are glad
to be temporarily rid of The Old Man.
But they know that The Old Man is
preternaturally lively, and that he may
feel inclined to have a still larger a
moiuit of f un with the natives. They
hope he will muse his little boom for
the Presidency, and will throw ambi
tion in regard to the seat of majesty be
neath the gilded dome and the protect
ing codfish. But he is a very uncer
tain quantity, and fond of surprises.
lie may treat the wise and good of
Massachusetts to another great sur
prise, lie may insist on running for
Governor again, and on being elected
again. He is a dangerous man, and
polls a big vote.
"The other morning," says the Clarks-
ville (Mo.) Sentinel, "four boys were
sitting on a work-bench near the depot,
laughing and talking and bantering
each other for a foot-race. ASentinel
reporter had the curiosity to approach
them and obtain their names and ages,
which were as follows: AndrewPegan,
aged 77; Jolm Juett, aged.79: S.A.Ed
wards, aged 83, and Henry Scooler, aged
84."'' -..-
tfYom 37 to 42 Size.
Sattinet Overcoats, worth $ 4 for $ 2
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" 10 ' 0
:t jo it 8
" 15 " 12
" 20 " 15
" 22 t; 19
" 25 " 20
" 30 ' 25
" 40 " 30
Store, on Broadway corner Third Street.
The Harbor Grace Riot.
A Shdicart Priest Saves his Bishop from
heiwj throicn over a Cliff'
The excitement in the public mind
in Conception Bay has somewhat abat
ed. "What is said to be authentic intel
ligence of the Ilarbor Grace, New
Foundland, Orange and Roman Catho
lic riot is now at hand. The following
is the latest version:
The Orangemen walked out on the
morning of St. Stephen's Day, and got
as far as the turn at Paddy McGrath's
house, leading down from Harvy street
to "Water street. They had just arrived
at the bridge, and the band was play
ing "Boyne "Water," when they were
met by a mob and told to come no fur
ther, but to go back. The Roman Cath
olics were arranged in line, those in the
front ranks having pickets in their
hands, and it had been determined to
use no other weapons unless in self-defence.
They fought with these until
Ilead Constable Doyle was shot down,
as was Patrick Callahan from the south
side Ilarbor Grace. Then went up the
cry: "All hands look out!" and in an
instant off went a rattling volley from
several guns. Four men fell dead and
fourteen were badly wounded. The
rest of the Orangemen fled like sheep,
bearing off their scarfs and leaving be
hind their flags and banners. Young
Pat Dermody tore their flags in strips
and planted green flags In their place.
Die was fired at by an Orangeman who
was running away, and was wounded.
"When the fleeing Orangemen got
down into the city in safe quarters they
began breaking the windows in the
houses of Roman Catholics, and tear
ing down the shutters of those whose
houses were closed. They broke the
shop windows of John Hennessey and
attacked "William Hennessey on the
streets. They stopped the horses of
Dr. McDonald, the Roman uauionc
Bishep, later in the day, while he was
visiting the wounded men at Bear's
Cove, and they attempted to throw him
over a precipitous cliff near Courage's
Beach, but were prevented by Father
Rowe, a herculean Irish priest, who in
flicted a severe blow on the head of one
of his assailants with a leaden-handled
whip and dispersed the rest. The
Bishop and Father Rowe had to be es
corted the remainder of their journey
by mounted police. Old John Schully
got a severe beating from the Orange
men. No Roman Catholic is now safe
even in his own house. The Orange
men are thirsting for blood. Bill
Thomas, a notorious character, keeps
singing out from nis nouse,
blood for blood!"
There are two rules to follow in skim
ming milk: It the cream is to be sold,
skim deep; if the milk is -to be sold,
skim deep. Never fail.to skim deep.
From 34 to 37 Size.
Sattinet Overcoats, worth $ 4 for $ 2
Sattinet Overcoats,
Sattinet double faced Overcoats,
Sattinet double faced Overcoats,
All wool double faced Overcoats,
All wool double faced Overcoats,
Fancy double faced Overcoats;
Fancy double faced Overcoats,
English Worsted Overcoats,
English Worsted Overcoats,
English Melton Overcoats,
Paying Blaine.
Mr. Cessna of Pennsylvania implored
Mr. Blaine, while the latter was Speak
er, to make him Chairman of the Judi
ciary Committee. Mr. Blaine declined,
and gave the place to another man.
A year or two later the Cincinnati
Convention came along. Mr. Cessna
was a delegate. "I want to be Chair
man of the Committee on Rules," said
Mr. Cessna to the anti-Blaine men in
Cincinnati, "and if I don't beat Blaine
you may take my head for a foot-ball."
Cessna was made Chairman of the
Committee on Rules, and in that capac
ity made a report to the effect that af
ter any State had cast their vote for
President that vote could not be changed
until after the result of the whole bal
lot had been announced. Yery few
in the Convention saw the import of
this rule when it was reported and
adopted but it, and it alone, beat James
G. Blaine as a Presidential nominee.
The original plan of the Blaine men
was to force a nomination on the first
ballot to get enough changes from
complimentaries to Blaine to make the
latter's nomination certain before the
result was announced. The Cessna rule
stopped all that. The stampede to
Blaine could not-be started, and Blaine
was beaten.
"I guess," said Mr. Cessna, as he
witnessed the operation of his own
scheme, "Jim Blaine is not much ahead
of me now."
The decline from the high-water mark
of annual immigration, which had al
ready begun in 1882, continued through
out the year which has just closed. The
falling off at Castle Garden for 1SS3,
compared with the twelve month preced
ing, is, in round numbers, about 66,000.
Every month showed a decline from the
corresponding one of the year previous,
except June, when two thousand more
immigrants arrived than during the
June of 1882. This unexpected result
caused some speculation at the time as
to whether the tide had not again be
gun to turn; but it soon became appar
ent that the lowest notch had not been
reached. It is quite possible that the
rate of immigration wili continue to
fall off during the year 1884, or at least
during its early months.
One of Mr. Arthur's Sorrows.
New York World.
It is said in "Washington that Presi
dent Arthur is in great trouble because
the umbrellas and canes presented to
him on Christmas do not match his
trousers and neckties.
"Sarah," said a mother to herdaugh
ter, "has Henry proposed yet?" "Not
vet. ma. but I think he will before ma
ny days." ""What makes you think so V"
"Because he asked me if you expected
to live with me if I married, and I told
him,rno." r
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A Good Bear Story.
A well-known gentleman of Little
Rock purchased an enormous black bear.
A friend who heard of the purchase
went to the Colonel of course he wa3
a Colonel and said:
"Hear that you've got the biggest
bear in the country."
"Got a whale, let me tell you."
"Well, I'll tell you what I want. I've
got the finest bull-dog in the South. I
gave one hundred dollars for him the
other day, and up to this time he has
whipped two bears. I want him to fight
your bear."
"I don't believe he could whip him."
"Yes he can. A large bull dog can
whip a bear at any time. I'll bring him
around to-morrow.
Next day the gentleman and the dog
called on the Colonel and the bear. The
bear was chained to a tree in a grove,
and when the dog saw him he wanted
to eat him without ceremony.
"Here," said the Colonel, "I don't
want the bear to get away after he
chews the head off your dog, so you'll
have to hold on one end of the chain."
"Blamed If I do. I'll tell you what
to do. Tie the dog to one end of the
chain and let the bear take care of the
other end."
This was agreed upon, and the dog
was soon tugging at his end of the line,
anxious to open the engagement. The
bear whined and looked faraway. It
was evident that he didn't relish the
coming performance. TVhen everything
was ready the dog was liberated. He
darted at the bear and caught him by
the ham. The bear shook him off, but
instead of resenting the insult, he turned
and began to climb a tree, dragging the
dog after him. He went out on a limb,
and before the Colonel and the gentle
man could realize the turn of affairs,the
dog was suspended ten feet from the
""Why, he'llkillmy dog," howled the
"I reckon he will," the Colonel re
plied. y
The bear stretched outalimb, looking
down at the dog, whose struggles were
becoming weaker.
"Climb up the tree, Colonel, and take
the chain from the bear's neck."
"No, I'd rather not. Don't like the
way he looks at the dog. Suppose you
go up."
"Blamed if I do. I wouldnt take a
hundred dollars for that dog. The bear
is afraid of him, too, don't you think."
"Shouldn't wonder, as he seems to
be keepin' out of the dog's way."
By this time the dog's tongue was
hanging out, and it was plain to be
seen that he was dead. After awhile
the. bear came down, smelled of the dog,
whined, sat down and looked .far away.
"Dallas Herald. '
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