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MdxLoA Xy 0 ---w2 r -i ," . - -., Mtftof. vol. v. ABILENE, DICKINSON COUNTY, KANSAS, MAY 10, 1888. NO. 37. '. r We want all the ed Fin m -wis cjji-jsr o-jET, ' At as Favorable a Rate of Interest as can be obtained elsewhere. t SCall on us before you make your Loan.5 The Abilene Office up-stairs over Citizens Bank. x M en 15, Sc,- aSUMWUV I The Illinois delegation is Walter Qninton Gresliam. ' solid for I Tlmrfl seems to be a creat deal 0f Blaine thunder all around the sky, hut we shall not he disappointed if we have a Gresliam storm. As the discussion on the Mills Tariff Bill pioceeds, it is very evident that it will not pass even the Democratic House without very material modifica tions. Professor Loisetle should exihit his memory culture device at the White House. Perhaps he could make Grover recall that anti-second-term letter of acceptance he wrote four years ago. The Topeka Capital praises extrava pantly Senator Infills' "few remarks.' The making of Major Hudson chair- mnn nf the Shawnee county delegation to Wichita seems to have softened his feelings toward the fiery Kansas Sena tor. Sam Jones is telling the people down in Georgia that if they "don't divide the Democratic party pretty soon the devil will get the whole lump." Mr. Jones is rapidly developing the attri butes for a great and farseeing states man. The Russell Record thinks that the late bountiful rains were brought about by the prayers offered in that city. If this is so, the Russellites can make more money by traveling about the country as rain inducers than they can by staying at home. The southern brigadiers from the House turned out enmasse to hear Senator Ingalls on Tuesday. The southern members are great admirers of Mr. Ingalls, and most of them de spise the class of Northern Democrats like Yoorhees who grovel at their feet. The tariff question, when boiled down to Plain, every day facts, is simply a questfon of labor. If American manu facturers can cut down their pay rolls to European rates they can manufacture as cheaply as th? manufacturers of Europe. This is the simple truth, cleared of all economic fustian- The Kansas Farmer comes out this week jubilant over its twenty-fifth an niversary. For a quarter of a century it has stood by Kansas and has in creased in value, in size and in its num ber of friends with every succeeding volume. For full crop reports and live discussion of agricultural topics, com mend us to the Farmer. A bill, which was introduced by Mr. Paddock, of Nebraska, and which has been recommended by the Senate com mittee on pubilic buildings and grounds and is now on the Senate calendar, provides for the erection of a public building not to exceed $25,000 in cost in every town where the postoflice gross receipts have amounted to $3,003 an nually for three years. This will give Abilene a public building should this became a law. The Democratic State convention of Connecticut endorsed Grover Cleve land's message, and resolved iu favor of "free tobacco." On the same day the Iowa Democratic State convention endorsed Mr. Cleveland's message and resolved against "free tobacco." Such is the "changeable'' coloring which that message presents when viewed through Democratic lenses, effected by New England manufactures and by unobstructed western sunlight. Just '.at this time, when a Democratic almin&tration is seeking to ape Eng land, and destroy the system which has broujbfcso much prosperity. uuder the wisefeCatesmanship of Republican rule, German admits the wisdom of the past and seeks tofemulate it. Prince Bismarck in his speech to the Reich stag said: Because it is my deliberate judgment that the prosperity of America is main ly due to its system of protective laws, I urge that Germany has now reached that point where it is necessary to imi tate the tariff system of ihe United States. Ex. Mortgage Co. iy The New Chief Justice. The appointment of a chief justice is an important event in tue jsauon s life. In all the hundred and twelve years that the United States has exist ed but nine men have held the position. Now that Presfdent Cleveland has stopped the gossip and questionings of the country by making an appointment, all will breathe easier. The country had a right to expect and demand a careful and wise selec tion for tliis position of high trust. If we can judge from the eastern dis patches such a selection has been made. Melville W. Puller, not only had the support of the Democratic members of Congress from his State, Illinois, but was heartily endorsed bv the two Be- publican Senators as well. This speaks much in praise of his competency. We are glad that a man, noted not for political prowess or factional rant ing but for judicial competency, was chosen. That he will be at once con firmed by the Senate there can be no doubt, and when he enters upon his duties at the October term it will be with the good wishes of our whole peo ple. He will be the highest judicial officer, not of any party but of the Nation. The General Conference of the Meth odist church is in session in New York city. Delegates are in attendance from all parts of the country. Some of the subjects to come before the Con ference are the propriety of extending the pastoral term, the licensing of women as regular preachers, the sub ject of temperance, etc. The length ening of the pastoral term, whose max imum is three years, has been under discussion in the denomination for years. Many iulluential ministers are strongly in favor of extension, especi ally in certain cit fields, where it is felt that Methodist pastors have not always the same opportunity for build ing up charges enjoyed by their minis terial brethren in other denominations. The feeliug may result in making four or five years the limit,and leave the rule the same in regard to the one-year pastorate as at present, and yet no action may bo taken. According to the returns of the town ship assessors of this State, there were in Kansas on the first day of March, 18S3. 1,200.000 sheep. From the same source we learn that on the 1st day of March, 1SS7, there were less than half that number. The tariff bill of 1SS3 reduced the duty on wool 20 per cent, and it has had the effect in five yeais of destroying one-half of the wool grow ing industry of the State. Notwith standing this fact, the farmer of Kan sas pays just about as much for his woolen goods today as in 1SS3. The only difference is that prior to 1SS3 he paid his neighboring farmer a good price for the wool which grew on the backs of over 600,000 sheep, which have since gone to the slaughter, while now he pays the same amount of mon ey to some foreign manufacturer, and the farmers who were engaged in rais ing these 600,000 sheep have had their business wholly destroyed and are now engaged in other branches of farming which bring them in direct competition .with all the farmers of the State. If "the Democratic Mills Tariff Bill should by any accident become a, law, the other 600,000 sheep ef Kansas will go and the industry.be completely swept out of existence. Such is the effect of the' free-lrade'"doctrines" of Grover Cleveland. Bid You Observe? ; Did you observe how Dan Yoorhees wiped up the floor with the Kansas statesman? Abilene Gazette. Yes, we observed. Yoorhees un doubtedly dfd the wipe act inhismost graceful manner, but he is laid up for repairs while Ingalls is universally given credit for having completely "barked" the "Tall Sycamore of the Wabash." Yoorhees will be more careful who he takes to "wipe" next time. The exercise is too too kind of robust, you know. .Wichita Journal. Kansas Crops. The Kansas Farmer, Tuesday, re ceived special reports from eighty counties in the state, showing the condition of crops and stock. April was colder than usual all over the state, and kept back the grasses, leaving stock to hold out at least two weeks longer on short feed, but no losses are reported. Cattle are now on pastures, tame or wild, and are doing well; they are generally thin but in good health. Losses from exposure during the win ter were too small to note in a general summary. A largely increased acreage of oats and wheat is reported and both crops are growing vigorously. Wheat was never in better condition at this time in the year. It is unfortunate that the acreage is not larger. Chinch bugs are Uyfhg,in some places,but they are not feared weather too wet for them. Corn is nearly all planted, and cultivators have been in the fields a week in the southern couuties. In a few localities rain is needed, but quite generally over the state the ground is well moirtened, working easily, nxnl all manner of vegetation growing well. Apple prospects are good. Pears and chprries and small fruits promise well. Peaches will be almost a total failure. Hon. J. 11. Burton, of Abilene, as serts that the published surmises that he is about to leave Kansas have only the slight foundation that he has made some investments in Colorado, ne says that he expects to live, die and be buried in Kansas: the two latter events to occur sometime in A. D. 19SS, at which time the public places in Kan sas will be closed to do honor to his bu rial day. Commonwealth. The Republican National Convention will be composed of S22 delegates, as follows: Delegates-at-large District Delegates Territorial Delegates District of Columbia Delegates. It will require 412 to nominate 152 650 18 o Our Democratic friends evince a great deal of enthusiasm in this county in holding their conventions. The del egates elected will have a little sport, and probably lie able to see the sights of St. Louis in June, but the weight of a vote from a Kansas Democrat in the final round-up next fall promises to be imperceptible. h nn- mo v an i The average free trader never men tions the fact that free trade England's debt is three times greater than ours. Neither does he allude to the other fact a billion dollars of our present public debt is due to a war begun to establish a government on the basis of free trade and African slavery. It is protection against these evils that the people want. The Cattlemen's Association of Texas is after Chairman Mills with a sharp stick. In a series of resolutions they declare that "if Mr. Mills persists in and urges the proposed removal of the duty on wool and hides, it is the sense of this Association that he abdi cate his seat, and hereafter we will with hold our support at the ballot box and elsewhere." This sort of talk from his own constituents is not likely to quiet the Cobden Club devotee in Texas who has gladdened the hearts of English free traders whose longing gaze has been upon American home markets lo! these many years, by giving fresh utterance to their sophistical arguments. The cattlemen of Texas are not to be hood winked in that way. The Farmers' Trust convention, which met Tuesday in Topeka, was a monster affair, if measured by the newspaper accounts of it. The pro ducers, not of Kansas alone, but of all the western and northwestern states, are to unite in an effort to control prices of farm produce. The difficulty will be found in inducing harmonious action. It is almost an axiom that any class of men will unite except the farmers. If they will unite and act in concert, they can dictate their own terms. The convention chose the fol lowing officers for the permanent or ganization: President, ex-Governor David Butler, of Nebraska; Yice-Pres-ident, Cleveland Moulton, of Missouri; Secretary, J. B. Ferguson, of Kansas. It does not seem -possible that any one can fail to see throngMhe pretence of George William Curtis in Harpers Weekly of having become aware at this late day that Cleveland's Civil Service Reform professions were made to catch voters, like himself, anxious to betray their party for its lack of appreciation of transcendent merit as embodied in themselves. No longer of any use to him, and doubtless fatigued by the egotism of his Mugwump support, Cleveland has discarded the mask and discovered himself as a free-trade, southern-rights Democrat. Now Curtis comes crawling back from his unholy alliance, pretending to have been de ceived. Had he received the consider ation he thought himself entitled to, on account of his great condescension, he would have remained conveniently blind and still shouting for Cleveland and reform. This is understood by all who know the "Hadji" well. The Chicago Delegates. The Clay Center convention yester day saw fit to select Hon. B. n. Mc Echron and II. D. Baker to represent the Fifth District at the Chicago con vention. Against the Hon. B. II. McEchron. the delegate to Chicago, and the two geutlemen elected as alternates, we have nothing to say. They are all honorable gentlemen, and will repre sent the State of Kansas in Chicago with credit, but for the pusillanimous political parasite from Salina, and the machine which imposed such an un savory character upon the people of this District, we have the most pro found contempt. There is probably no citizen of the State who makes any pretention to political respectability, who has caused himself to be more thoroughly despised by all respectable citizens, than this same man Baker, who was yesterday rewarded by the machine of this Dis trict for his political treachery. The price paid two months ago was far too great for the value receiyed, and the machine which procured this political charlatan to betray a trust which had been reposed in him by the Republican party of this District should have had the common sense to plead a total failure of consideration when Baker demanded that the machine should carry out its contract with him to send him to Chicago for his villainy, and it should have had the common de cency not to inflict such a burden upon the Republican party of this District. A man who is so thoroughly hated in his own county, that before a conven tion consisting of 108 delegates, he can only muster 15 votes who favor his nomination as a delegate to Chicago, is hardly the kind of a man that the Re publicans of the Fifth District ought to present before the people of this State as a representative of the party, and we believe that it will not only cause a blush of shame on the face of every honest Republican, but we be lieve that by this act, the Republican ticket in this District will lose a great many votes. When it is once known that political treachery is to be rewarded by the ma chine of the Republican party there is very great danger that Republicanism will become odious to the people. There are still a few individuals in this State who are trying to maintain a distinct political party, whose princi pal tenet shall be prohibition. The Republican party, at all stages of its history, has responded to pro gressive public sentiment. During the past twelve years, in this State, that party has labored steadily and success fully to make prohibition an established fact. The Republican party submitted the prohibitory amendment to a vote of the people, aud Republican votes adopted it. Since that time the Re publicans in the legislature, with a few exceptions, have done their best to place upon the statute books measun s which embodied well-digested and practical methods of enforcing prohibi tion. In so doing, they have encount ered fierce opposition. The Democrat ic minority has, at all times, been against them; a powerful lobby of sa loon men have hung around the capital; at one time a Democratic governor has been against them; and they have been beset by foes in their own household. But in the face of all this they have persevered, and prohibition is practic ally a success under their administra tion. What then have Republican pro hibitionists to gain by stabbing the party which has done so much for the ause of prohibition? The Democratic party which held its convention iu Abilene today has noth ing to recommend it to public favor. It has done nothing for a quarter of a century which would recommend it to any intelligent and progressive people. It is not necessary to go over the de tails of the Democratic idea3 during the period since 1860. During all this time the Republican paity has represented liberty, freedom, progress, faith in the Nation, and is striving always forsome thing higher and better. The Demo crat looks with regret upon the action of his party. It has ever been the party of inactivity arjd incapacity. It has.never takqn.an affirmative stand in the interest of human liberty and hu man progress, but in the language of a distinguished statesman of Illinois: "In this generation it "has never won a battle oh principle, and its record has been found, not in the bright pages of legislation for-the public good, but in the political cemetery where its propo sitions have been buried by the consid erate judgment of the American people, while the great acts of legislation and the performances of the Republican party are but the mile stones in the triumphal fnarch of the:progress of the Nation." Just why the young man with a future before him in the political world should desire to cast his lot with a party of such a record we are at a loss to comprehend. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria ForSale hjBXKSxs & NoBTHCBAFrt Legal Notice. To E. M. Konr, of the State of Pennsylvania. YOU will tafce notice that vou have been sued in the Justice's court, before John P. Qulnn, a Justice of the Peace in the city ot Abilene, in Dickinson connty. State of Kansas, by Levi S. Kreider, byfilin? in said court his Bill of Partic ulars on April 20, 18s8. praying for a Judgment acalnst yon, the said defendant, in the sum of Seventy-Five Dollars, with interest thereon at the rate of seven (7) per cent, per annum from the 2Sth day of January. 1SS8, and costs of suit; That an order of garnishment va3 issued on Ben jamin Palm, of Abilene, Kansas, for the amount prayed for, whereupon money belonging to you was found In the hands of said garnishee. That said cause is set for hearing at nine (9) o'clock a. m., on the SMtn day of May, A.D. 18S8; that tou are required to answer said Bill of Particulars on or before the 24th day of May, 18SS. or Jndgment will be rendered against you, the said defendant, in favor of the said plaintiff in the sum ot Seen-ty-Fie Dollars, with interest thereon at the rate of seven (7) per cent, per annum from the 2Sth day of January, A. D 18S3, and costs of suit. LEVI S. KREIDER. S. S. Smith, his Attorney. 35-3 Road Notice. STATE OP KAXSAS, ... Dickinson Countv, S3 Ofilcc of County Clerk, April 16, 188S. NOTICE is hereby given, that on the 12th day of April, 1888, a petition signed by August llenqnenet and 16 other householders, was pre sented to the board of county commissioners of the county aforesaid praying for the es tablishing of a certain road, described as follows, viz: Beginning at the east terminus of Broadway, in the city of Hope, Dickinson county, Kansas running east 1600 feet, thence north 180 feet on Uenquenet's south-east quarter of section 2, township 1G, range 3 east of the 6th principal me ridian, thence around the west branch of Lyons creek in such manner as viewers may in their judgment decide will make the best road and the most convenient for the traeling public, to east section line cf above described section. Whereuron, said Board of County Commis sioners appointed the following named persons, viz: W. U. Furguson, A. P Kandt and H. Mc Laren as viewers, w ith instructions to meet, in conjunction with the County Suneyor, at the place of beginning, in Hope township, on Thurs day, the KtU day of May, A. D. 18S8, and proceed to view e-aid road and give all parties a hearing. By order of the seal Board op Codntt Cohmissionehs M. II. Bert, County Clerk. 34-6t Eoad Notice. STATE OF KANSAS,) Dickinson CoHnty. f S3: Office of Connty Clerk, April 1C, 18S8. VTOTICE is hereby given, tnat on the 12th dav JL of April, 1838, a petition signed by J. H. Bert and fifteen other householders was present ed to the Bonrd of County Commissioners of the county aforesaid, praying for the opening of a certain road, described as follows, viz: Commencing at the northwest corner of section 30, town 11, range 3. east of the 6th P. M., thence running south on section line one mile and Inter secting road 'o. 101. Whereupon, said Board of County Commission ers appointed the .following-named persons, viz: Titos. Perry, Wm. Free and Warren Clapp as viewers, with instructions to meet, in conjunction with the County Surveyor, at the pi ice of begin ning. In Sherman township, on Tuesday, the 15th (I iy of May, A. D. 1SS8, and proceed to view said road, and give to all parties a hearing. By Order of the seal Board op Cocntt Commissioners. M. II. Bert, County Clerk. 3i-6t Sheriff's Sale. UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF AN ORDER OF sale Issued by the clerk of the District Court of Dickinson county. State of Kansas, in a can3e pending therein, wherein, I. S. Hallam & F. L. P.irker, partners as Hallam it Parker, are plain tiffs, and William J. Russell, Sallic F. Russell. Hiland Southwortli and John P. Agnew, are de fendants. I will, on Monday, May 14th, A. D., 1888. at tne front dcor of th9 court house. In the city of Abilene, county of Dickinson, State of Kansas, at 10 o'clock, a. m., of said day sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following de scribed real ettatc to-wit: Lots No. four and five (4 and 5), in block ten (10), lnKuncy & Hodge's addition to the city of Abilene in Dickinson county. State of Kansas. Subject to a mortgage lien of SSO0 with interest at the rate of 12 per cent per annum from May 1st, 1837. The said real estate will be sold pursuant to the judgement of the court In said cause recited in said Order of sale. Witness my hand this 11th day of April, A.D.1868. D. W. NAILL, 33-5t Sheriff of Dickinson county, Kansas. Sheriff Sale. UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF AN ORDER of sale Issued by the clerk ot the District Court of Dickinson county, State or Kansas, in a cause pending therein, wherein C. H. Lebold is plaintiff, and Dald R. McCurday, Hiram McCur. day, Clementina McCurday. George A. Niles, Mira Nlles, are defendants. I will on Monday, June 4th, A. D. 1888, at the front door of the court house, in the city of Abilene, county of Dickinson, State of Kansas, at 10 o'clock a.m. ot said day sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following real estate to-wlt: Lot No. twenty-five (2T), In Lebold's addition to the city of Abilene, in Dickinson county, State of Kansas. The said real estate will be sold pursu ant to the Judgment of the court in said cause re cited in said order of sale. Witness my hand this 3d day of May A. D. 18SS. D.W. NAILL, 36-5t Sheriff of Dickinson county, Kansas. Sheriff's Sale. STATE OF KANS S, Dickinson Countv h- Badzer Lumber Company vs. Hiram McCurday, By virtue Qf an Execution to me directed and delhered, lssnedout of the Eighth Judicial Dis trict fourt of the State of Kansas, sitting In and for Dickinson county, in said State, I will, on Monday, June 4th, A. D. 1888. between the hours of 10 o'clock a. m. and 2 o'clock p. m. of said day, at the court, house door In Abi lene, in the connty and State aforesaid, offer for public sale and sell to the highest bidder, for cash in hand, all the right, title and interest of the above named defendant, in and to the following described real estate to-wiu Lot No. seventy -two (72) on Buckeye avenue In Southwlck and Augustine's addition to the city of Abilene. Sub ject to a mortgage of $300. Said property levied on and to be sold as the property of the above named defendant. D. W. NAILL, Sheriff. Sheriff's office, Dickinson county, Kas. 36-5t Notice of Appointment. STATE OF KANSAS, I Dickinson County. f" In the matter of the estate of Albert H. Pratt, late of Dickinson connty, Kansas. NOTICE k hereby given, that on the day of April A. D. 1SS8, the undersigned was by the Probate Court ot Dickinson county, Kansas, duly appointed and quatifled as administratrix of the estate of Albert II. Pratt, late ot Dickinson connty, deceased. All parties interested In said estate will take notice and govern themselves ac cordingly. LUCY J. PRATT, 8C-3 Administratrix. Notice of Final Settlement. In the Probate Court of Dickinson Covatj, Kansas. In the matter of the estate of Jacob Marts, de ceased. Notice is hereby given that the undertlgaed Administrator of the estate of Jacob Mart, da ceased, will make final settlement of said estate In the Probate Court of Dlcktaf on connty. Kan sas, on Monday, the 9th day of July, A. D. 1888. AH parsons Interested will govern themselves accordingly. JACOB S- MARTS, 37-1 Administrator. Rebecca Wilkinson, ot Brownsvalley, Ind. says: "I had been In a distressed condition for three years from Nervousness, Weakness of the Stomach, Dyspepsia and Indigestion until my health was gone. I had been doctoring constant ly with no relief. I bought one bottle of South American Nervine, which done me more good than any S50 worth of doctoring I ever did In my life. I would advise every weakly person to nee this valuable and lovely remedy ; a few bottles of it has cured me completely. I consider It the grandest medicine in the world."- A trial bottle will convince you. Price 15 cents $1.25. Sold by J. 31. Glelssner, druggist, Abilene. A Remarkable Showing for B. B. B. Against Other Remedies. PCtNax Co., Ai'Til 29, 1887. I have been sneering for mostthlrty years with an Uchlhg and burning all over my face and body. 1 tonk eighteen bottled of one blood medicine and it did me no sood. I commenced last January to use B. B. B., and after nsing five, bottles I felt bet ter and stouter than IJiave in. thirty years, my health is better and 1 weigh more than I ever did. The itching has nearly ceased, and I amconMent that a law more bottles of B. B. B. will cure me en tirely. I am sixty-two years old and can now do a good day's work in my field. I consider It the oet medicine I have ever seen, for it certainly did me more good than all the medicine I have ever takes. I bad, in all, nearly a hundr&1 rislnga on ray face, neck and body, Jaxtc Pixrxm5. ' Bt9DBAlxCo.rAt!AiitGa. BERRY, BERRY k (0.'S CASH Can show you an immense stock of DRESS GOODS IN LATEST STYLES, Ginghams, calicoes and all kinds of fancy notions in abundance. We have just received a new stock of SUMMER SUITS! from S4.00 to 25.00. At least 20 per cent, less than they can be bought at any other store in Dick inson county. BOOTS AND SHOES! A new and large stock Justin. GROCERIES, Our line is complete and we sell lower than any house in Dickinson county. Look at these prices: 21 lbs. prunes .... $1,00 13 lbs. granulated sugar - - $1.00 5 packages Arbuckle's, Dilworth's Lyons or any other coffee in the" market, for not exceeding - - $1.00 WE GUARANTEE EVERY WORD WE SAY! Customers treated fairly ! No. 202 Cedar Street. BERRY. RERRI h CO. SEE THE WORLD RENOWNED WALTER A. WOOD 8BLF '::- -A.T HODGE They are the Lightest Draft and Simplest Binders in the Market. SPECIAL For thirty days, at the Double-Deck Boot and Shoe Store. To reduce my stock for the arrival of SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS. T. C. McINERNEY. roti Mclnerney's Block. Cash Paid For Hides and Furs, STORE IUI)EK PRICES! BROS V ... rt, . i. I? s-'J-. , v .5 - - .... . '.