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Thursday, Aug. 26. 1886.
B. L. fcTBOTIIER. DENKY LITIS.
STROTHER & LITTS,
EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS.
The Champions of Personal Liberty.
Democratic State Ticket.
For Associate Justice,
A. M. WHITELAW,
For Lieutenant Governor,
S. G. ISLET,
For Secretary ot State,
W. F. PETILLON,
For Attorney General,
A. S. DEVINNEY,
For State Auditor,
W. D. KELLEY,
For State Treasurer,
L. B. BinCHFIELD,
For Supt. Public Instruction,
W. J. A. MONTGOMERY,
I Hooka County.
Encouraging to Democrats.
The sky is becoming brighter every
day in the Fourth district for the elec
tion of John Martin to congress "over
Tom ltyan. The republicans are bolt
ing Ryan in all parts of the district, and
ast week the Augusta Gazette, the lead
ing republican paper of Eutler county,
boldly declared for Martin in the follow
ing language: "Our readers will no
tice that our congressional ticket bears
the name of John Martin of Topeka. It
affords us much pleasure to promise
him our vote and our inlluence. In do
ing this we feel that we are laboring
for the advancement of the material
interests of every resident of the dis
trict. John Martin is a gentleman of
honor and integrity. His honor has
been tested times without number, and
the principal test was his loyalty to the
union, and his desire for its preserva
tion, in the days of the rebellion; not
withstanding he is of southern birth,
his every public utterance in those days
was in favor of suppressing the rebel
lion and restoring the union. Another
test to which he was subjected, which
he stood with unflinching honor, cover
ing himself all over with glory, was his
linn and positive enforcement of the
prohibitory law while judge of the dis
trict court of Shawnee comity. He has
been honest with himself, with his
friends and neighbors and with the
public. He is a man of ability. He
has been elected to oflice frequently,
has held many positions of honor and
trust and has emerged from every one
of them with the increased respect and
renewed confidence of his friends and
and constituents, nis ability to accom
plish something hi legislative bodies is
illustrated by his frequent, and once
unanimous, election to the legislature
by his neighbors, and he has always ob
tained those things the people of his
If the people of Shawnee county could
unite and elect him unanimously to the
legislature, why can not the voters of
the Fourth congressional district unite
and unanimously elect him to congress.
Translated from the Kansas City Tresses.
Two years ago when the republican
party m .Kansas was striving to regain
the political control of the state, which
had been wrested from it by Governor
Glick on :i llal-footed anti-prohibition
issue, its candidates were ready with
mealy mouthed assurances to the oppo
sition that personally they were not in
sympathy with the enforcement of pro
hibitory legislation, although it hal
I been reiterated in the platform unon
which they stood. Foremost among
them was Martin, candidate for gover
nor, full of regrets for the awkward
position he was placed in by his party.
He promised his personal friends with
liberal tendencies to shield them from
future oppressive legislation by his
party. That he was willing to serve
either side for the sake of office is ap
parent from the fact that he had pre
pared his acceptance to anticipate the
platform, whatever it might be. Thous
ands of German voters were thus allured
back to the republican party, only to
learn that the thumbscrews of the pro
hibitionists were being drawn tighter
than ever; that the fair promises were
as ethereal as the morning mists; that
the humiliating shackles of prohibition
were resting on the free people of Kan
sas heavier than ever before by virtue
of their own assistance and credulity.
To-day, however, the republican
party of Kansas no longer deems
it necessary to keep its true prin
cipals and purposes behind the
scenes; it stands before the footlights
with the whole power of the party
pledged to enforcement and perpetuation
of this fanatical frenzy, which now
holds with the grip of dissolution a
party that was once devoted to high
The democratic party, on the other
hand, has declared itself emphatically
against all fanatical and sumptuary leg
islation. We trust it is no longer necessary to
speculate as to the course the liberal
minded people of Kansas, especially the
German-American voters will take be
tween the two parties in the light of
past antecedents and recent revelations.
Colonel Moonlight heads the democratic
ticket. His voice gives no uncertain
sound. He is the stalwart champion of
personal liberty during the Emporia
convention, his defence of common
sense during its labors, alone turned
the tide in favor of resolutions that
commanded the respect and support of
the voters of Kansas, electing a demo
cratic, governor for the first time in its
Victory was then achieved on an open
issue with prohibition. "Why will
not the same principles produce the
same results now, especially with Col.
Moonlight at the front V
Bexj. Lo3IP.ard, President.
Jas. L. Lomuap.d, V. President and Manager.
20 St. Helens Place, London, Eng.
13 Sears Building, Boston, Mass.
Ninth and Main, Kansas City.
LOMBARD - INVESTMENT - COMPANY,
BZEeZfl-CIEa: OPPICE, -A-Toilsae, SIsltl
J. T. COCHKAN, Manager.
LOANS ON ARMS AND DESIRABLE CITY PROPERTY MADE AT LOWEST RATES.
APPLICATIONS SENT ffWAY FOR APPROVAL
PAPERS WRITTEN, MONEY PAID AND LOANS CLOSED WITHOUT REF
ERENCE TO ANY OTHER OFFICE.
Bonebrake & Rice
Wholesale and Retail
-OFFICE - OVER - HAZLETT'S - GROCERY - STORE.
W. 1). Kelley, the colored man whom
the Democrats nominated for State
Auditor has declined the nomination.
He, however, conditions his declination,
with the remark that unless he is nom
inated by the Prohibitionists.
"Wo find the above in the Minneapolis
Messenger, as editorial, and hi niauy
other republican papers. There has
never been the slighest ground whatev
er for saying so and it is a deliberate
fabrication, intended for political effect.
We have no interest in Mr. Kelley's
election, do not expect to vote for him,
and only refer to the matter because of
the gross immorality, the rank dishon
esty it illustrates. "W hat is tho country
coming to to what depths of infamy
has it already descended, when men
claiming to be respectable citizens will
concoct and publish a deliberate false
hood to gain a -slight political advant
age? Lieutenant-Governor Eiddle, who
is a candidate for re-election, penned
this in his paper when he knew when
he must have known it was untrue.
"IVhat kind of morality is this ? Anti-Monopolist.
Now comes an iconoclast and says
that "there is a colored man who lives
at Mt. Vernon, where George is buried,
and he told a lady that once there was
a little slave boy named Ike, who lived
with Mr. "Washington's family, and
that what George really said was, 'I
cannot tell a lie, father, Ike did it' but
the father didn't hear straight."
The following from the platfomi of
the Democratic party of the State of
Kansas shows how the party stands on
the matter of railroad legislation .
Resolved, That the present railroad
law should be so amended as to prevent
the railroad companies from charging
excessive rates for freight to pay the
interest on watered stock; should pro
vide a reasonable compensation for
services rendered and no more.
A resolution similar to this was offer
ed in the republican convention and
was voted down, two to one, and their
platform does not contain one word
upon tins important subject. They did
not dare to antagonize tho powerful
railroad corporations who own the re
publican party body and soul. They
did not dare to say one word for the
Kansas farmer from whom the railroads
steal at least one-third of the value of
his produce in transporting it from
his farm to the Missouri river.
A cave was discovered down near
Sedan, Kansas, the other day in which
lived a half-breed Deleware Indian, and
he lived by murdering people and carry
ing them into his cave and eating them.
He was captured by a band of Ifcilians
who had to cut him all to pieces before
they could do anything with him. In
his cave was found sixteen human
skulls and various articles that belonged
to people he had murdered. The locket
that little Katie Fentwek wore when
she was supposed to have drowned in
the July floods of 18S5, was found
among the articles. Many more articles
were found in the collection that were
recognized by people around there as
belonging to parties supposed to have
run away. Ex.
Grand Excursion to Fort Riley.
An excursion, under the auspices of
the Abilene Fire department, will visit
Fort Riley, Kansas, September 124, 1SSG.
The soldiers stationed at the fort, to
gether with the state militia, which
will be in encampment at that point,
will engage in a sham battle. Every
facility for comfort will be provided for
the excursionists, and it is expected
that this will be one of the most enjoy
able excursions ever contemplated in
A competent committee has the ar
rangements in charge, and nothing will
be left undone to make every partici
pant happy. Tickets for the round trip
have been placed at the low price of $1
for adults and fifty cents for children
under 12 years of age.
Get your baskets lilled with luncheon
and enjoy yourselves at least one day in
Ticket can be procured of members
of the department, and as only a limit
ed number will be sold, it is necessary
to secure the same early, so that cars
can be provided ior all.
C. "W. Liggett,
Sec. of Committee.
THE LARGEST STOCK
Of Cigars and Tobacco atB.II.D'Huy's
Mr. Ed. Veigiard has a tin shop at
his residence on Sixth street, west of
the M. E. Church. He is prepared to
do job and cuiitract work of anytliing
n his line.
We have been in the real estate busi
ness for a number of years and think
that the largest number of deals are
made by trading, and therefore we are
prepared to make all kinds of land
trades for stock or city property. If
you have anything to trade call and see
us. J. II. Bilady & Co.
UNDER AND I5Y VIRTUE OF AN ORDER
ot Sale issued by the Clerk ot the District
Court of Dickinson County. State or Kansas, in n
cause pending therein, wherein Michael Senn is
plaintiff, and John liensack, Caroline Bensack,
George Tipp, Henry GclUuian and May Tlpp are
defendants, I will on
Monday, September 20, A. D. 1886.,
at the front door ot the court house, In the city of
Abilene, County of Dickinson, State or Kansas,
at 10 o'clock, a. m. of said day sell to the highest
bidder for cash, the following real estate, to-wit:
Beginning ae feet north or quarter stone or west
line ot tec N'o. 21, in twp. o. :3, south of range
No 3, east, in Dickinson county, Kansas, thence
east at a rlaht angle 10 and 1D-100 chains, thence
south at right angles 4 and 32-100 chains, thence
west at rignt angles 10 ana iu-iuo cnains, tnence
north 4 and 19.100 chains, to a point of becrlnnln'r
containing 5 acres, more or less, in Dickinson
county, state oi Kansas, une saiu real estate
will be sold pursuant to the judgment or the
court in said cause recited in said order of sale.
Witness my hand this l'2th day or August, A.
D.18SG. J- J. MILLER,
51-5w. Sheriff ot Dickinson county, Kan.
3 per ct.
I now have money to loan at SlXper
cent. Call and see me.
jin Hardware alone, which means that we
j are prepared to discount any pri
ces given in Dickinson
County, and will
Intending to retire from the business we offer our en
The t-tock must be turned into cash within a month so
this will be a rare opportunity to lay in your
Fall and "Winter supply and
The stock is new and consists of Dress Goods, Trimming
Velvets, Silks and Satins, Cassimeres, Blankets,
Flannels, Table Linens, Muslins, Shirtings.
Underwear, Gloves and Hosiery, Yarns,
Fancy Goods, and a great variety
Next door to Kirby's Bank. ', F. J. HAAS SONS.
Goods at as low figures as can be
bought any place,
BONEBRAKE $c RICE.
Ireland s Cause.
The speech of Patrick Eganatthe
opening of the Irish Convention at Chi
cago last week, was a masterly speci
men of oratory. His calm and sensible
words when he told the delegates, "Ire
land's cause is too sacred a trust to be
made the shuttlecock of politicians, the
sport of any man's vanity, or a weapon
for ths gratification of any man's per
sonal malice," should sink deep into
the heart of any man who cares for the
true interests of Ireland.
Get good fresh buck
wheat at Bonebrake
prices than any one
tor just the thing ior
Bonebrake & Rice
have just received a
fresh lot of home
grown buck wheat.
G-o there for your seed.
A car load of the
famous Sames cultiva
tors just received at
Berry ros. Mercan
The Dickinson County Industrial
Association" which will hold its fair in
Abilene August 31st to Sept. 3d, will
pay 20 per cent, larger premiums for
farm and stock displays than any other
association in the state. The premiums
offered this year are much larger than
Paper Haapis, Window Shades, Draperies, k
Complete and Unequaled.
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