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A fc f-4 v - 'f - 3 v Uiilmu Ifeekli ftefUetrt. VOL. V. ABILENE, DICKINSON COUNTY, KANSAS, MAY 24, 1'888. NO. 30.1 -? v-i X Tfr. We want all the OOOD HIM li ANi "WE O-AJST G-ET, At as Favorable a Rate of Interest as can be obtained elsewhere: 33TCall on us before The Abilene Office up-stairs over Citizens Bank. "fc Jlch 15, It is conceded on all sides that Gen eral Gresham is in the lead for the Presidential nomination. Fred Douglas will address the "Wo men's Suffrage convention to be held in Boston the latter part of this month. Of 2,379 presidential postmasters, 2,060 have been removed by the Presi dent for cause so he says. The cause was that they were Republicans. There will be an effort made to have Grover deal out some taffy to the G. A. It. on Memorial day; but the old sol diers are too sharp for that kind of a game. It is rumored that the A. T. & S. F. will extend its lines east from Chicago toJNew York city. This is probably true such a move will come sooner or later. "We congratulate the Democrats of this district and county upon their success in securing the election of Hon. "W. T. Harris, of Solomon, as delegate to St. Louis. "A cool and rainy .Ma's Is good for grain and hay." is an old saying. old saying. The farmers of the west can take me'nf this vear. eucourage- It is becoming more and more ap parent that Cleveland's complicity with the Pacific railroad companies will be a tremendous electioneering weapon to use on this side of the Mississippi next November. The favorable report by Congress of a bill appropriating $150,000 as a bounty for the construction of a suc cessful air-ship, will rouse the cranks of the country to renewed efforts. That aerial navigation will become a fact some day, there is little doubt, but that the year of grace 1888 will see suc cessful air-ships in operation is scarcely probable. M The brethren of the M. E. Confer ence are by the ears again. This time it is over the rumors of combinations and lobbying on the part of certain holy men who desire to be bishops. The bishopric is a pleasant, lucrative position and it is held for life. No wonder that it is a tempting prize. But the gentlemen who are too boldly fishing for it should be shrewd enough to cover their efforts. The adoption by the Conference of a two-thirds rule, as was done "Wednesday, will tend to guard against any combination and the delegates will breathe easier once more. The leaders are swinging into the Gresham line. Col. Robert Ingersoll is the latest accession to the ranks. He has deserted his "Plumed Knight" and says: "I regard Judge Gresham as well qualified for the position. I think he would be exceedingly strong in New York and all the Eastern States. I am net saying anything against the other aspirants, but I think that, all things considered, Gresham is the coming man. No man has a clearer record, not even excepting Senator Ed munds. More could not be said. A President ought to have at least three qualifications independence, intelli gence and integrity and Judge Gres ham has these." The Colonel may be a little heterodox in his religious no tions and may scatter the flowers of rhetoric with rather a lavish hand, but in matters political his sagacity and good judgment are unrivaled. An Instructive Table. The following table showing the amount spent per capita for schools and. saloons is an instructive ene. states Schools. Alabama . .55 Arkansas ,...., ., .1)2 Georgia "... ..V. .2 Kentucky .39 Louisiana . Mississippi .C7 North Carolina. 41 South Carolina- .36 TSwnessee-. . .61. SALOON'S 2.7 &59 4.89 7.61 18.09 &4S t3S 3X8 - 3.00 5.64 40.16 15.88 12.41 10.54 14.74 U.41 13-93 21.47 52.78 17.81 14.78 U.47 irrinla .87 aufomia .O50 Call Connecticut . 2.6T Illinois Indiana . 3.00 .3.63 -.2.12 "Massachusetts .Michigan ... Minnesota! . New Jersov. 19 j ioric. i. ualo ..... .... ..... .... .... 78 PaaasylYBBia 2.12 Wtteoaits. 233 ? .r ......... you make your Loan.ot3 Mortgage Co. '88,-ly The Crawford County System. The question of the expediency of calling our county primaries this fall under the "Crawford County System," should receive the careful considera tion of every voter. It seems to be generally conceded that in practice the "system"is largely in favor of the cities and most densely populated communi ties. The First "Ward of the city of Abilene was entitled to three delegates under the last call for a county conven tion. "Willowdale townahip was en titled to the same number of delegates, and the number of Republican voters in each of these precincts is about the same. Every voter in the Frst "Ward can be found within a half mile of the voting place, while the same number of voters in "Willowdale are scattered over a territory of six miles sguare. It doesn't require any great amount of foresight to see the advantage which the First "Ward would have in getting out its full vote to the primaries. No man in the Ward would need to lose more than ten minutes in going to and from the polls, while the average voter in "Willowdale must lose from two to four hours. The number of delegates that each precint is entitled to under the delegate system is based upon the actual vote cast at the general election, when all the voters are presumed to have cast their ballots. This is the only fair division of the nominating power. If there are 150 Republican voters in Willowdale or Ridge, they should have an equal voice with the same number of voters in any "Ward of the city of Abilene, Solomon, Enter- brise, Hope or Herington, in determin ing who the candidates of the party suaii oe, ana any svstem, plan or scneme aevisea uy wnicn tney are placed on an unequal footing, or by which their opportunities to give ex pression to their wishes in the matter are rendered more difficult to obtain than that of the city voter, should not receive the sanction of the fair-minded Republicans anywhere. This matter will be considered at the delegate convention in June, and let every precinct send its delegates with the explicit understanding that the "Crawford County System" is to be abolished. The Labor Party. The Labor party is running in two sections, the United Labor and the Union Labor, all hopes of a union hav ing been abandoned. The former fac tion, composed of bolters and more rad ical wing, has put up as a National ticket, Cowdrey & "Wakefield. The cause of the toilers will gain nothing by this action. Labor to succeed in its warfare against organized capital, must combine and harmoniously concentrate its forces. Dissensions, splits, the formation of new parties and contention inside the ranks are the surest means of over throwing the work already accom plished. Labor is strong. It has many griev ances. It has a grand work to per form. To succeed it must forget petty differences and select as leaders men of cool, conservative judgment and broad, liberal views. The United Labor party takes a most radical, anarchistic atti tude and places in its van men who have made it the effort of late years to decry the present relations of society and to advocate, if not actual commun ism, at least revolutions such as would disturb the very foundations of this Nation's welfare. It may be that the labor cause will be purified by the casting off of this element. It certainly would be if the United Labor party could draw into its ranks all the cranks and radicals who belong there. There is one consolation to be drawn from .Jthis action of the labours: the old parties have less to fearfrbm them. If it is true that "in union there is strength," it must conversely be true tbat'in disunion there is weakness." The political prophets predict: that A. "W. Smith will poll his full strength on fust ballot. Democratic Deception. The Democratic argument iB nothing if it isn't calculated to deceive some body. The stock in trade of the Dem ocrats is deception. Some of the friends of Senator Voor hees, of Indiana, are endeavoring to make it appear thatMr. Ingalls was in some way opposed to the Re publican party during the campaigns of 1862 and '64. And in order to bol ster up their falsehoods they pretend to quote articles from various party organs of the State denouncing Mr. Ingalls and the ticket upon which he was nominated. The platforms adopted by the various conventions which met in Kansas in 1862 and 1864 show very conclusively whether the men who placed Mr. In galls in the field were friends of the government, or of its enemies. In the platform adopted by the convention in 1862 which nominated Mr. Ingalls, the first plank reads as follows: 'First: That the condition of our country and State imperatively de mands that all good and loyal citizens should, without distinction of party, unite in supporting the National Gov ernment in its efforts to crush the re bellion, and in maintaining the liber ties of our people against threatened assaults from powerful and tyrannical political demagogues." And the second reads as follows: "Second: That there are row no open questions in regard to the present policy of the National Administration; its only policy should be to maintain the integrity of the Government, and re-establish the authority of the Con stitution and the laws at every sacri fice." There seems to be no uncertain sound about, the support the convention was giving to the policy of the govern ment. In 1864 the Republican Union State convention which met in Topeka and nominated Solon O. Thacher for Governor and John J. Ingalls for Lieu tenant Governor passed the following as its first four resolutions to-wit: "Resolved, That we are in favor of a vigorous prosecution of the war against the Rebellion, and no com promise with traitors against the Gov ernment. "Resolved, That as Kansas in the past has been most lavish of her men and means in sustaining the country against treason, so in the future she will ever be found among the foremost in standing by and supporting the Gov ernment. "Resolved, That we endorse the platform of the Baltimore convention and most earnestly recommend that all loyal voters in Kansas give to Lincoln and Johnson their undivided support. "Resolved, That the corruptionists and plunderers who are robbing the Nation of the material aid necessary to carry on the war with success are the most efficient aiders of Jeff Davis and the Rebellion, and must be put down." The Democratic convention which met in Topeka the same year adopted the following resolutions: "Resolved, That we hereby ratify the nomination of George B. McClellan, of New Jersey, for President, and George H. Pendleton, of Ohio, for Vice President, and pledge them our un divided support. "Resolved, That we hereby ratify and adopt the Chicago platform as un derstood and construed by General George B. McClellan in his letter ac cepting the nomination of the Chicago convention for President of the United States." It will thus be seen that the conven tion which nominated Mr. Ingalls heartily and enthusiastically supported Lincoln and Johnson, while the Demo crats supported McClellan and Pendle ton. The convention which nominated Mr. Ingalls was in favor of prosecuting the war and rendering all aid necessary to put down Jeff Davis and the Rebel lion, while the Democratic convention ratified the Chicago Democratic plat form which declared "the war to be a failure." If any one has any curiosity to look up the records of these various conven tions they will find the platform of the conventions of 1862 recorded on pages 323-4 in Wilders "Annals of Kansas," and the platforms of 1864 on pages 379-80 of the same interesting work. But we apprehend that it is not the truth that the Democrats want to as certain, and probably none of them will ever read the history of Kansas in 1862 and 1884. Several antediluvian editors seem to be impressed with the idea that Jas. F. Legate was nominated as Republican elector-at-large at "Wichita as tbe colleague of Eugene "Ware. The con fusion in their minds undoubtedly is due to the fact that "Legate was a prominent candidate for the position. The aforesaid a. e.'s should take time to look up the files and see that the elector's name is John L. "Waller, a colored man of Topeka. Joseph Pulitzer of -the Democratic New York "World says: "The growth of the Gresham movement is the most significant feature of the Republican situation. That a man not actively a candidate and not commanding the support of the delegation from his own State should -be taken up with enthusW asm by the fourth State of the Union and be mentioned as the second choice of many others with Mr. Blaine out of the field is certainly a fact to chal lenge attention. The explanation of it is doubtless to be found in Judge Greshaia's availability." The Actual Circulation. Who can measure the incomprehen sible vitality Of a falsehood? Nearly every day one sees going the rounds some ancient but not venerable table which professes to show that the vol ume of currency in actual circulation is less than it formerly was. There are people in this country, nay, the recent financial debate showed that there are some in the Senate, who are all torn up in mind about supposed contraction of the currency, when in fact the country has in actual use about as much money as it ever had at any time in its history, and from two to four hundred millions more than it had in past times of great prosperity. Yet some imaginative, unscrupulous or careless persons set afloat a little table of figures purporting to exhibit the state of currency at different periods, and because it can be made an excuse for another shriek for "more money," it starts on its rounds and never stops. It makes no differ ence whatever how often this bit of misinformation is corrected, or how absurdly false it was at the start; the thing will run as the rivers run, with out ceasing. One such table, which has travelled far and learned nothing, entirely omits all gold and silver coin in circulation, of which over $400,000,- 000 have been added within the past nine years; another carefully mis-states the amount of legal-tender notes five years ago, and a third, which appears in "The Real Estate Record," erro neously states the amount of bank notes by nearly $100,000,000. But each and all may be traced trom newspaper to newspaper, and from speech to speech, wherever there is a fanatic who believes that "more money" will cure all ills to which flesh is heir. There is not the least excuse for these misrepresentations. For nearly ten years past, official reports have given every item of the information necessary. An honest but unimpor tant error is possible, if one includes the imaginaiy fractional paper curren cy, which is theoretically but not actu ally in use. A larger honest error is possible, though nobody seems to haye made it, if one takes the latest reports of tbe mint regarding gold coin in use, without making the corrections in pre vious reports which the present director considers necessary. But the following shows the amount of currency of all kinds in use at different dates since resumption, outside the treasury, the kinds included being gold coins, silver dollars, subsidiary silver, gold certifi cates, silver certificates, legal-tender notes, legal-tender certificates and national bank notes: DATE. CIKCUI.ATIOX. 1879, Jan. 1 S 819,590,332 1880, Jan. 1 912,223,831 1880, July 1 931,891,419 1831, July 1 1,119,508,528 1882, July 1 1,180,219,216 1883, July 1 1,237,190,463 1884, July 1 1,243,377,239 1835, July 1 1,J92,674,775 1886, July 1 1,250,365,745 1887, July 1 1,317,581,477 1888, Jan. 1 1,3S3,CS4,281 18S8, May 1 1,371,8SJ,570 The statement of May 1 may be modified to the extent of half a million or less either way, when complete re turns are published of imports and ex ports of American gold and silver coin since March 1. For other dates the figures correspond throughout with the official data, and for that date with the exception named. This country was never more prosperous than in 1879-'80, but it then had $400,000,000 less money in use than it has now. It was abundantly prosperous in 1882, and then it had 3200,000,000 less money in use than it has now. Moreover, piices were more than 25 per cent higher May 1,1882, than May 1, 1888, notwith standing an increase since 1882 of $200,000,000 in the currency. It is a favorite notion that increasing population requires increasing curren cy. There is no truth in the theory, but if it were strictly and absolutely true, the fact remains that the circula tion per capita is a little larger in 18S8 than it was in 1882. On the day of specie resumption, when an era of matchless prosperity began, the circu lation of all kinds of money was $17 for each inhabitant, and nine years later, January 1, 1S88, it was $22.13 for each inhabitant, and yet no one pre tends that the country has gained in prosperity by the increase. New York Tribune. The Panama Canal. A recently-returned investigating officer, who has looked over things on the Isthmus, reports that the Panama canal has a fair prospect of being fin ished. It would be a curious thing if De Lesseps should live to see the frui tion of his hopes and dreams. Tbe canal is one of tne greatest undertak ings ever attempted, and he will be the founder of an eighth worlds' wonder if it is successfully finished.- That it will, however, divert somet traffic frm the United States we can hardly doubt. "Stiil,tbe tans-continental'trade will' be more than compensatingly increased Dy the development of East Asian na tions. Gen. Bosencrans is mentioned as a candidate for nomination for vice-president on tbe Dttocntic ticket. Sheriff Sale. UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OF AN ORDER ofsaleisraed by the clerk ot the District Court or Dickinson county. State of Kansas, in a j cause pencil!" merem, wnerein U. H. Lcooia is plaintiff, and'bavia R.' licCnrdaylliram McCur- uay. uieinenuna jicuuroay, ueorge A. .Mies, Jllra Niles, are defendant. I ivlll on Monday, June 4th, A. D. 1888, at the front door of the court house, in the city of Abilene, countv of Dickinson, State of Kansas, at 10 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 Kansas. The paid real estate will be sold pursu ant to the Judgment of the court in said cause re cited in said order of sale. Witness mv hand this 3d dav of Mav A. D. 1S38. D.W.NAILL, 36-5t Sheriff of Dickinson county, Kansas. Sheriff's Sale. STATE OF KANSAS, 1 , Dickinson County t " Badger Lumber Company vs. Hiram McCurday. By virtue of an Execution to me directed and delivered, issued out of the Eighth Judicial Dis trict Court of the State of Kansas, sitting In and tor uicninson county, in said State, I will, on Monday, June 4th, A. D. 1888. between the hours of 10 o'clock a. tn. and 2 o'clock p. m. of said day, at the court house door in Abi lene, in the county and State aforesaid, offer for public sale and sell to the highest bidder, for cash in band, all tbe right, title and interest of the above named defendant, in and to the following described real estate to-wit; Lot Xo. seventy -two (72) on Buckeye avenue la Southwick and Augustine's addition to the city of Abilene. Sub ject to a mortgage of $300. Said property levied on ana to do soia as tne property or tne aoove uaitiwi uwtuuoiii. x IT . ilillliiit tJUCliu, Sheriff's office, Dickinson county, Kas. 36-5C Sheriff's Sale. UNDER and by virtue of an order of sale is sued by the Clerk of the district court of Dickinson county. State ot Kansas, in a cause pending therein, wherein Thomas Kirby is plaln- im, anajonn a. Turner, iaa a. Turner, The Travelers Insurance Company, G. W. Carpenter, David McCoy, Susan McCoy, James W. Hill and E. T. Hill are Defendents, 1 will on Monday, June 18th, A. D. 1888, at the front door of the court honsc, in the city of Abilene, county of Dickinson, State of Kan sas, at 10 o'clock, a. m., of said day sell to the highest bidder for cash, the following described real SEtate to-wit: Lot number Two (2), in block number One (1), in George W. Carpenter's addi tion to the city of Abilene, in Dickinson county. State of Kansas. The said property will be sold pursuant to the judgment of the court in said cause recited in said orderof sale. Witness my hand this IGth day of May, A. D. 18ft?. D.W.XAILL. 38-5 Sheriff of Dickinson county, Kansas. Sheriff's Sale. UNDER AND BY VIRTUE OP AN ORDER OF sale Issued by the clerk of the District Court of Dickinson county. State of Kansas, In a cause pending therein, wherein, I. S. Hallam & F. L. Parker, partners as Hallam & Parker, are plain tiffs, and William J. RnsscU, Sallie F. Russell. Hiland Southworth and John P. Agnew, are de fendants. I will, on Monday, June 18th, A. D.t 1888. at tne front door of the court house. In the city of Abilene, county ot 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 estate to-wit: Lots No. four and five (4 and 5), in block ten (10), In Kuney & Hodge's addition to the city ot Abilene in Dickinson county. State ot Kansas. Subject to a mortgage lien of SS00 with Interest at the rate of 12 per cent per annum from May 1st, 1887. The said real estate will be sold pursuant to the judgement of tbe court In said canto recited in saitlorderof sale. Witness my hand this 16th day of May, A.'D.ISSS. D. W. NAILL, 38-5 Sheriff of Dickinson coun ty, Kansas. Sheriffs Sale. TTNDER and by virtue of an order of sale issued U by the Clerk of the District Court of Dickln county, state of Kansas, In a cause pending therein, wherein A. L. Freeman, is plaintiff and Alois Spenner, AnnSpenner, Geo. W. Carpenter. Kansas Farm Mortgage Company, and L. B. West are defendants. I will, on Monday. June 18, A. D. 1888, at the front door of the court house, in the city or 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 described real estate to-wit: Ihe N. a of the N. E. H and the S. W. li of the N. E. a and the N. W. M of the s. k. yx oi section six (6) townsnip fourteen (14) range five (5) east, in Dickinson county state of Kansas. The said property will be sold pursuant to the judgment ot the court In said cause recited In said order of sale. Witness my hand this 16th day of May, A. D.16S8. D. W. NAILL, 3S-5t Sheriff of Dickinson county. Kansas. Notice of Pinal Settlement. In the Probate Court of Dickinson Coantr, Kansas. In the matter of the estate of Jacob Marts, de ceased. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned Administrator of the 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 persons interested will govern themselves accordingly. JACOB S. MARTS, 37-4 Administrator. Notice for Publication. Land Oflice 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 Lis claim, and that said proof will be made before the Probate Judge of Dickinson connty, at Abilene, Kansas, on June 16, 1888, viz: William E. Baer, Homestead entry No. 8396 for the south halt ot the north west quarter (s H n w if) of Section two (2), Township twelve (12), Range two (2) east of the Sixth P. M. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of. said land, viz: Charles M. Brenizer, John Chron ister. Aaron K. Ruse and Elias Kready, all of Ab ilene P. O., Kansas. 37-6 S. M. PALMXn, Register, Publication Notice. STATE OF KANSAS, I g Dickinson connty. f In the District court of said connty: John w. Baker, plaintiff, vs. William h. Town- send. Mollle Townsend, W. a. (jormacK, a. k. and T. C. Henry Cormack, Henry Billings de'endants. The above-named defendants, William H. Townsend, Mollie Townsend, A. R. Cormack, Henry Billings, and T. C. Henry and W. A. Cor mack of parts unknown and each or them, will take notice that John Baker, the above-named plaintiff did on the 16th day of May, A, D.1SSS, file his petition in the District Court In and for the county of DickinbOn, in the State of Kansas, against the said William H. Townsend, Mollie Townsend, W. A. Cormack, A. R. tormack, Henry Billings and T. C. Henry, defendants, set tin? forth that the said William H. Townsend and Mollie Townsend on the 15th day of July, A. D. I88C,gave a mortgage to the said John W. Baker, on tbe following described real estate, situated in Dickinson county, State of Kansas, to-wit: Commencing at the northwest corner of the south half (!4) of the northeast quarter () of section lilneteen (19) township thirteen (13) south of range two (2) east ot thesixth (6) p. m.; running thence south six and twenty-four hnnsredtha (6 24-100) chains thence eastparalell to the north line of said tract six and twenty -one hundredths (6 21-100) chains; thence south paralell to the west line or said south half Qf) to the north line of the right-of-way of the U. P.B. B., thence northeast along said Jright-of-way to a running north and south fourteen and thirty-five one-hnndredths (11 35-100) chains east and paralell to the west Una of said south naif (H) thence north on said line seven teen and sixty-sir one-hundredths (17 66-100) chains to the north line of the south half (); thence west fourteen and thlrtynve one-hnndredths (14 (35-100) to tbe place of beginning, containing nineteen (19) acres; said mortgage to secure the payment of fourteen hundred dollars (51,400), according to three certain notes referr ed to and made a part of said mortgage; and 5 raying that the said WIDlam H. Townsend and tollieTownsend may pay the said sum of $1,400 now claimed to be due, with interest amounting to $127.09 or that said premises may be sold to pay tne tame; ana me saia aeiecasnts are nousea that they are required to appear and answer said uon on or Deiore mi asm aay oi judc,a. u. I next, or judgment will be rendered against them for foreclosure and ale of mortgaged premises and forever barring them or any of them from settling up or claiming any interest therein according to the prayer OI said petition. JOHN W.BAKER, By C. C. Bnrcco, Jh his attorney. Plaintiff. 3S-3t Children Cry for Pitcher's Ctstoria. TorSale by B abates feKoxTHCEArct Only Six Weeks LONGER IN WHICH TO SECURE BARGAINS L SIMON ROTHSCHILD'S O-EEJLT 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 laundfced shirt, 50c Good heavy socks, 5c a pair. Men's heavy suspenders, 15c a pair. A small quantity of Men's and Boys' eoots left, broken in siz, 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 m li) Til lly -A.T SIMON ROTHSCHILD'S 9 Great Closing Out Sale, T Out Sale lasts Six feels .HV' "v-r. -f- - .. .- . '.., - T - "