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h v , W-sr 35ip. v . -j -tt--aa-( , J.2Bstvr5iL!f Abilene Ifcffoehi?. VOL. Y. ABILENE, DICKINSON COUNTY, KANSAS, MAY 17, 1888. NO. 38. & . We want all the "WIS OA-IET QET, " At as Favorable a Rate of Interest as can be obtained elsewhere. BSCall on us before you make your Loan.gs The Abilene Mortgage Co. Office up-stairs over Citizens Bank. Mch 15, 'SS,-ly Kansas has 700,000 cows, and yet the average paragrapher believes it is nec essary to water thp milk. Hon. Thomas Ryan was renominated by acclamation in the Fourth Congress ional district Tuesday. 2Jever weie the Republican ranks more harmonious than at present. Judge Walter Quinton Gresham car ries around in various parts of his per son five Democratic bullets, that were fired into him during the war, as trib utes to his loyalty. The Anarchist organ in Chicago, The Alarm, got down to thirteen subscrib ers before it let go. One more legal hanging would make the law pretty generally respected in that city. The Gazette, one of Rohrer's papers at Abilene., advocates a revision of the tariff, while the other one, the Chron icle, preaches protection. The Chron icle is the Mr. Hyde part of the layout. Wichita Journal. The lively shaking up given the grave and reverend seigniors of the U. S. Senate, by Mr. Ingalls, last week, gave them an appetite for business. Thedayafter they passed 10o indi vidual pension bills in sixty-live min utes. Of the 4,000 emigrants landed at Cas tle Garden on the 1st instant, not over 5,800 were suspected of being socialists or anarchists, and this is considered a great gain. The others simply wanted to be office-holders as soon as possible, probably. We believe there is a law in this country making it a criminal offense to attempt suicide. Senator Voorhees should be warned of this before he again throws himself into the teeth of a buzz-saw as he proposes to do next Thursday. There will not be even pieces left, if Ingalls gets another chance at him. The dispatches of yesterday say that Jefferson Davis has been invited to lay the corner-stone of a confederate mon ument at Jackson and that the old rebel ''expressed great willingness and a desire to be present." We can mention about 5fty million people who would have a "great willingness" to see the corner stone of Jeff's monument laid. The Topeka G. A. R. has invited Joseph Fifer, the gubernatorial nomi nee of the Illinois Republicans, and Col. T. W. Higginson, the famous his torian and writer, to speak in that city. The lormer will probably be there on Memorial day. The latter delivers the address at the State University on com mencement day, and may then come to Topeka. Gresham can cany Indiana. Xeither Democrat nor Republican doubts that. Even if New York should go Democrat ic the Republicans would win if they should carry New Jersey or Connecti cut in addition to Indiana. With William Walter Phelps for second place on the ticket, New Jersey's elec toral vote would be safe for the Re publican party. Joseph R. Hawley for Vice-President would win over Connecticut to the Republicans withou any question. Senator Ingalls laughed when he read of the Kansas City attack upon his record during the war. "It's too much to ask me to dignify such stuff by a denial," said he. "The only com plaint made against me at that period was that I was too radical. I went to the territory a John Brown Abolition ist, and in the struggles there I occu pied an advanced position on the skir mish line. We had no such thing as a Democratic party in those days and naturally the Republicans were split up into factions. In those fights I was against Lane and was an ultra-radical. I am proud of my past in the history of Kansas, and fabrications of any sort about it do not worry me. The Kan sas Republican convention indorsed me for President. They know my position, and that is all the answer I have to make to the inventions of the opposi W Ministerial Conservatism. The action of the General Confer ence of the Methodist church in stilling the voices of the lady delegates sent by the various State Conferences is a peculiar one. It will be widely criti cised by thinkers all over the land. Not only is such action vulnerable up on the ground that the tendency of the age is toward the elevation of woman, but because it exhibits an ungrateful spirit wiiich the church should be the last to show. In all ages and all lands the church has received a large pro portion of its members and its converts from the feminine sex. The nature of woman is peculiarly adapted to the in fluences of religion and from remotest times to today, she has been the lead ing factor in the church work, both on account of her zeal and her numbers. That, in the face of this fact, the ministers of the Methodist church, the most indebted to woman of all churches, should refuse fairly elected delegates a place in the council because they were ladies, shows a conservatism not to be expected. It has been the argument of infidels that conservatism was the bane of religious orders. Such actions, while not proving the proposition, strengthen the force of the agnostic ar guments. The enemies of the church will be quick to take advantage of the occasion and we may expect to hear long-winded orations upon the mediaeval policies of churchmen. Conservatism is of ten best and safest; but conservatism in some matters may be set down to pure obstinacy. One lady delegate rose in her seat the other day and in spite of the chairman's effort to quiet her, bade the Conference adieu in these words: "I have an uncle who had never used coffee and so he never would because it was new-fashioned. He has good stuff for bishops in his makeup."' The age demands the recognition of wToman and the church dependent upon woman for its existence should have been the first to grant her her rights: for that in the end it will be compelled to do so there can be no shadow of doubt. Conservatism must yield to the spirit of the age. The time-worn fling at girls' com mencement dresses and liquid syllabled essays has started on its annual round. Its companion, that the future-great men are to be found near the foot of the college classes, may be expected any day. Roih are unnecessary and the latter is libelous. The girls have aright to be proud of their appearance before the public, and we should criticise tbem severely if they were not well prepared. And the boys who will succeed in the future are succeeding now. The idea that it takes a wild youth to make a smart man has too often been refuted by example to need elaborating. Give the boys and girls a chance. There are a great many political prophets who claim to be able to fore tell the result of the election in next November with exact certainty. The result, however, is sufficiently in doubt to call forth the following prognosti cations from the New York World (Dem.): The result of the election will depend upon the four States of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Indiana. Four vears ago all these States were carried by the Democrats. Last fall all of them, except New York, -were carried by the Republicans. The con test, in a nutshell, therefore, is to re cover these doubtful States that are essential to Democratic success, and to hold New York. In 1884 all these doubtful States were carried by the Democrats in face of the lingering doubt of timid business men as to the trustworthiness of that party. That three of these States were lost after three years' demonstration of the groundlessness of these fears, shows that the task before the Democratic leaders is not without difficulty and danger. With the issue thus presented some Republicans will be tempted to vote for the Democratic idea, and no doubt an appeal will be made to protectionist Democrats to support the Republican candidate. It will thus be an impor- Itant, instructive and exciting campaign, with the inue by no means certain. The Cattle Pool Again. The charge made by Senators Plumb and Vest that there is a merciless "cat tle syndicate" in Chicago and Kansas City, which virtually controls the price of every carload of cattle that reaches the market, has caused the Chicago papers to deny the existence of such a '; syndicate. " After demonstrating that while beef at wholesale and retail lias been raised from one to two cents per pound nearly qr quite over the United States in the last sixty days, at the same time prime corn fed cattle are selling in Chicago at one-half cent per pound (live weight) lower, a corres pondent of the Tribune says: The price of cattle to the producers has been reduced in the last three years 50 per ceut., while the cost of beef to the consumers has remained the same; in fact, in many localities was actuallj higher. Just now there is a great deal said about the many evils of "pools,' '"trusts," and "combines" as affecting the trade of the country. To my mind the "cattle-slaughterers' pool," headed by Phil Armour and Swift of Chicago, is the most infamous tyranny that evei existed in the United States. Undei the influence of this "combination" the price of cattle has declined unneces sarily and destructively, I feel &afe in saying that on every steer raised in In diana or Illinois for the last three year. the market value has been reduced not less than $8 to S10 per head. Thi? "combine" has gone on step by step, from time to time, until it can and does fix the prices of our cattle just as though it was the sole owner. Not content with robbing us of our hard earnings it practically deprives us of our liberty to sell our own cattle, as the "commission man" stands back to back with Swift's and Armour's agents. Like the old Roman soothsayers, they can not look each other in the face without laughing. Should you under take to sell your own cattle and follow them into the yards for that purpose, the first question you are asked is, "Who handles your cattle?" by one ol these purchasing agents. Your an swer, "lam looking after that little matter myself." He runs away at. though he had come in contact with a "leper," and the result is your cattle are "left over" to eat hay at $30 pei ton and corn at $1.25 per bushel and shrink on your hands for a day or two, until you are compelled to employ a "commission man" to sell your cattle at 25 to 50 cents per 100 pounds less than the market value, adding insult to in jury by telling you your cattle are "stale, bony and coarse," and not what he really icants (?) and would not buy them, but feels as though he wants to "help me out." And thus it is you are robbed of the products of your hon est three years' hard toil and made to contribute to the making of a few mil lionaires and millions of pauper farm ers. 33ut you say, "It is idle to charge the shrinkage in selling values upon the dressed-beef men," and attempt to account for the decline in the value of beef cattle in the past few years by tell ing us "the reduction is no greater per cent than that whicli has occurred in the price of wheat and flour, and both appear due to the same cause namely: a large increase in the production as compared with the demand." Not so. The conditions are widely different. The increased production of beef is barely commensurate with the increase in our population, and would not de crease in value under a just system of the natural law of trade. So, too, the decline in the value of wheat and flour (not so great as beef) can be accounted for on the ground of a large increase of production over the increase of our population. And a few years ago Eng land was our best customer for wheat, until, in self-defense, that country bought a controlling interest in the Suez Canal, subsidized and built rail ways into the vast plains of India, and with cheap rail and short water route at hand put our wheat raisers into com petition with Asiatic labor at daily wages of five cents per day. The farm industry in our country has for years contributed three-fourths of this coun try's exports, and is selling at this time food and raw material at prices which the labor of Europe can pay, and those pcices paid for our farmers' surplus have fixed the price for which he must sell in the home market. In conclusion, I have only to say that farmers and cattle-raisers have reached a point in our history that if there is not some remedy or redress for us against the monopolistic greed as seen in "pools." "trusts" and "combines" of all kinds around us, we have only left to us poverty, and the farm labor er, like the "patient ass," bearing his burden under "kicks and blows," and turned on the street to feed on "dog fennel" aud "cockle-burs." A human and merciful man is even merciful to his beasts,and surely a Gov ernment should not be less to its citi zens. Score one for Abilene. Mr. W. W, Mason, cashier of the Limerick National Bank, who lately spent a few days in this city, writes to eastern papers saying that he is well pleased with this section; that the people are full of life and business ac tivity and have one of the prettiest towns in the State. He reiterates Horace Greeley's advice to young men. The practice of rotation applied to the representation of a State in Con gress is a vicious one. When a Con gressman displays aptitude, courage, and strength, he should'not be restrict ed by a cast iron rule to one,two, three, or even a half dozen terms. The policy of continuing our present exceptionally able delegation in the House of Repre sentatives at Washington for another term must commend itself to sensible men throughout the State, and its re turn to the next Congress by increased majorities can be safely predicted. The government crop report just issued places Kansas at the top of the list of wheat states for 1SSS. Ingalls and His Record. In view of the attempt being made by the mossback Democratic press to lighten the force of the villainous record which has been shown to belong to Senator Voorhees' past by traducing Senator Ingalls, the following from the Ottawa Republican, is particularly applicable: When the Democracy meets a foe it cannot resist, it seeks to impair its force by impeachment. Singularly enough whom they would destroy they make Democrats. Logan was assailed, and a most malignant war was waged to prove him unworthy of confidence and belief because he was once a Democrat, and as such naturally against the Union. If these allegations had been sustained it would only have proven Mr. Logan once, long in the past, as bad as his accusers were then, and had consistently continued to be. It would have shown Logan's patriotism and devotion to country in a still stronger light for his having broken away from his treasonable Democratic associations. But they never connected the tongue of Logan with a disloyal utterance. In like manner now that Senator In galls has drawn the mask and disclosed the old copper-head den, they propose to impeach his reputation and break his force by showing that Ingalls was as wanting in loyalty and courage as themselves in the supreme hour of con flict. An emissary has beon sent to Kansas who has collected and collated all of record or of gossip which can be used to show that Ingalls was once as bad as Voorhees has always been. That Senator Ingalls will find much in this resurrected record to regret and be ashamed of, there is no room for doubt. It was a misfortune, if not a crime, for him to have occupied a posi tion or accepted a nomination with the Democrats. By doing so he touched iarand became defiled, and all they prove against him will only serve to in tensify contempt for themselves. The fact will remain, and stand out all the more clear, that Ingalls is right now, and Voorhees wrong continuous ly. THIS YEAR'S CAMPAIGN. Some Interesting Speculation Con cerning the Next Presidential Vote. Philadelphia Press: Here is a table of the Republican and Democratic States, and those that may fairly be classed as doubtful, with their respec tive Electoral votes: Whole number of Electoral votes- 401 Necessary to elect 201 Republican. California Colorado Democratic. Alabama 10 Arkansas.- 1 Delcwaro.- 3 Illinois 22 Iowa- 13 Florida Kansas 9, Maine 6 Georgia- 12 Kentucky hi Louisiana - 8 Maryland- 8 Massachusetts 11 Michtean 13, Minnesota Nebraska 7 Mississippi ! Nevada 3 North Carolina 11 i -uisMJun.. ........... iu New Hampshire... 4 South Carolina ! Ohio 23,Tennessee 12 Orejron- 3,Texas 13 Pennsylvania 30 Rhode Island 4 Virginia- 12 West Virginia 6 Vermont... 4 Wisconsin . 11 Total 153 Total ...182 DOL'UTFUL. Connecticut filNew Jersey ! Indiana 13NcwYork 3J Total doubtful Cti There are some foot notes that should go with this table: 1. The- Pacific States California. Oregon and Nevada are put down in the sure Republican column. They are sure with the right kind of a candidate not otherwise. 2. Every Southern State is placed in the sure Democratic column. But with the right kind of a campaign there may be a fighting chance for the Re publicans to carry North Carolina, Ten nessee and West Virginia. 3. Of the States classed as doubtful, Connecticut, Indiana and New Jersey went Republican in their last elec tions, and New York Democratic. But they are all really doubtful. 4. The Democrats cannot elect the next President without carrying New York. If they should carry all the other doubtful States and lose New York they would still lack eighteen vetes of enough. Or, if tkey should carry New York and lose the other doubtful States, they would fall twelve votes short. In order to win, they must carry both New York and Indi ana, or .New lork, .New Jersey and Connecticut, besides the Solid South. 5. The Republicans can win by either one of the following combina tions: Sure Bepublican States 182 Indiana .. 15 New Jersey ... 9 Total Or this: .206 Sure Republican States - .182 Indiana ,15 Connecticut . 6 Total... Or this: -203 Sure Republican States 182 New York ... .36 Total 218 Or, if the Republicans can carry Xorth Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia, they can afford to lose all the doubtful Northern States. Or, if they can carry Indiana and any of these three, they can afford to lose New York, New Jer sey and Connecticut. And there is no good reason why they shouldn't carry them all. On the whole, the Republicans can face the next Presidential contest with full courage. Road Notice. STATE OF KANSAS,! , Dickinson Conutv. ss: OfBc: of County Clerk, April 16, isss. NOTICE is hereby given, that on the 12th day of April, 138, a petition signed by August Ilenquenet and 16 other householders, was pre sented to the board of county commissioners of the connty aforesaid prating 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 ranning east 1600 feet, thence north 160 feet on Henquenet's south-east quarter of section 2, township 16, 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 wlUmake the best road and the most convenient for the traveling public, to east section line of above described section. Whereupon, said Board of County Commis sioners appointed the following named persons, viz: W. II. Fnrguson, A. F Kandt and H". Mc Laren as viewers, with instructions to meet, In conjunction with the County Suneyor, at the place of beginning, in Ilope township, on Thurs day, the 17th day of May, A. D. 18S8, and proceed to view said road and gh e all parties a hearing. uy oraer or tne seal Board op Countt Commissioners M. H. Bert, County Clerk. 34-t T Road Notice. STATE OF KANSAS,) .. Dickinson Connty, " OOice of County Clerk, ADril 16. 1RS8. NOTICE is hereby given, tnat on the 12th day of April, 18S8, a petition signed by J. H. Bert and fifteen other householders was present ed to the Board 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 No. 101. Whereupon, said Board of County Commission era appointed the following-named persons, viz: Thos Perry, Win. Free and Warren Clapp as viewers, with Instructions to meet, in conjunction with the County Surveyor, at the pHce of begin ning, in Sherman township, on nesday, the 15th d iy of May, A. D. 1888, and proceed to view said road, and give to all parties a hearlnc. By order of the seal Board or CoCsty Commissioners. M. II. Bert, County Clerk. 34-6t Sheriff Sale. UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF AN ORDER ofsalelS3ued by the clerk of the District Court of Dickinson county, State of Kansas, in a cause pending therein, wherein C. H. Lcbold Is plaintiff, and Bavid R. McCurday, Hiram McCur day, Clementina McCurday, George A. Niles, Mlra 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 1 0 o'clock a.m. of said day sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following real estate to-wlt: Lot No. twenty-five (25), in Lebold's addition to the city of Abilene, In Dickinson county, State of Kant-as. The said real estate will be sold pursu ant to the judgment of the court in said causa re cited in said order of sale. Witness my hand this 3d day of May A. D. 18S8. D.W.NAILL, 36-5t Sheriff of Dickinson county, Kansas. Sheriff's Sale. STATE OF KANS S, Dickinson County r Badger Lumber Company s. Hiram McCurday. By virtue of an Execution to me directed and delivered, Issued out of the Eighth Judicial Dis trict ( 'ourt 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'clork p. m. of said day, at the court house door In Abi lene, lu the county and State aforesaid, offer for public sale and sell to the bighet bidder, forcash in hand, all the right, title and interest Of the above named defendant, in and to the following described real estate to-wit: Lot No. seventj two (72) on Buckeye aenue In Southwick and Augustine's addition to the city of Abilene. Sub ject to a mortgage of $300. Said property IeUed 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, Dickinson County. j'fcs In the matter of the estate of Albert H. Pratt, late of Dickinson county, Kansas. NOTICE is hereby gi en, that on the day of April A. D. 18SS, the undersigned was by the Probate Court of Dickinson county, Kansas, duly appointed and quatifled as administratrix of the estate of Albert 11. Pratt, late of Dickinson county, deceased. All parties Interested In said estate will take notice and govern themselves ac cordingly. LUCY J. PRATT, 36-3 Administratrix. Notice of Final Settlement. In the Probate Court of Dickinson Connty, Kansas. In the matter of the entate of Jacob Marts, de ceased. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned Administrator of tins estate of Jacob Marts, de ceased, will make final settlement of said estate In the Probate Court of Dickinson county, Kan sas, on Monday, the 9th day of July, A. D. 1888. All parsons interested will govern themselves accordingly. JACOB S. MARTS, 37-4 Administrator. Notice for Publication. Land Office at Sallna, Kansas. May 8, 1888. Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof In support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the Probate Judge of Dickinson county, at Abilene, Kansas, on June 16, 18S8, viz: William E Bier, Homestead entry No. 8396 for the south half of the north west quarter (s 54 n w if ) of Section two (2), Township twelve (12), Range two (2) east of the Sixth P. 31. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, anil cultivation of. said land, viz: Charles M. Brenizer, John Chron ister. Aaron K. Ruse and Eiias Kready, all of Ab ilene P. O., Kansas. 37-6 S. M. Palmer, Register, Board of Equalization. To whom it may concern. NOTICE is hereby given that the board of county commissioners of Dickinson county. Kansas, constituting the board of equalization of said county, will meet at the county clerk's oi flce in the city Of Abilene, on the fiit Mondav of June, 1888, being the fourth day of June, 18S8, and sit not exceeding ten dajs, as a board of equalization, to hear and determine all matters pertaining to the assessment of real and personal property of said county for the year 1SSS. All persons feeling themselves agrieved by the action of township assessors may appear before said county board of equalization and have any errors in the valuation of thilr property corrected as justice and equltj may demand. Witness my hand and the official seal of said connty this 30th day of April, 1SS8. seal M. H.BERT, 363 County Clerk. FINISHED TO CHICAGO. The Santa Fe Running its Own Trains from Kansas to Chicago. The Fore most Thoroughfare from Kansas City to Chicago and Eastern Cities The Chicago, Santa Fe & California Railway, being the Chicago extension of the Atchison road, is completed to Chicago, and commences on Sunday, April 29th, to run through trains from Kansas City, Topeka, Atchison and St. Joseph to that city. The trains of the new line will be of the Vestibule pat tern, of which so much has been said in the East, and will give the people of the West an opportunity to dip in and enjoy this much vaunted luxury. The idea of popularizing the line with travelers has induced the Santa Fe to make a notable innovation connected with its Vestibule trains: no extra charge will be made. All eastern lines charge extra for the additional accom modation. Onr people attending the Republi can Convention in June will have a chance to test the new line. To Rent My residence, 912 "West North Third street. Eight rooms, good well, good cistern, good barn, hydrant. On street car line. O. L. Moore. Children Cry for Pitches Ctifrria. ForSale byBABMSS &NosTmexAFTt Only Six Weeks LONGER IN WHICH TO SECURE BARGAINS -A. SIMON ROTHSCHILD'S GREAT Closing On July 1st I have to vacate the store I now occupy. I shall not move out one dollars' worth of goods, they have al got to be sold at some price, and to hurry off the balance of the stock, I have made still further and greater reductions in prices, and I am Now Offering Clothing at prices that are positively lower than any thing ever heard of before in Abilene, and will never be duplicated. Don't let this opportunity escape, but seize it at once and lay in a stock of Clothing that will last for the next two years. Re member the time is short, so don't delay. Children's suits 87c, age 4 to 12. Boy's suits, 95c; 4 to 12. Boy's suits, 94c; 4 to 12. Boy's suits, age 12 to 17, at $3.50. Men's suits, 5.75. Fine all-wool cassimere suits, $7.00. Good working pants, 90c. Fine dress cassimere pants, $1.75. Fur hats, good quality, 60c. An "A" No. 1 white laundried shirt, 50cJ Good heavy socks, 5c a pair. Men's heavy suspenders, llic a pair. A small quantity of Men's and Boys' Boots left, broken in size, at your own price. I have no spare time to give a full price list of everything, but offer my entire stock of Merchandise accordingly, as all goods must go before July 1st. REMEMBER ie Tie iy lasts Six Ms -AT SIMON ROTHSCHILD'S Great Closing Out Safe T Out Sale .1 vtk. " -- "" Sfc-i