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rJfc 44 -'' 3U)ilr -v. ' "3' ..IH ,h VOL. V. ABILENE, DICKINSON COUNTY, KANSAS, JULY 12, 1888. NO. 46, wmLiji &zwzMX. U We want all the TOB HIM "WIE Q-A.3ST G-ET, At as Favorable a Rate of Interest as can be obtained elsewhere. 2TCall on us before you make your Loan.gi The Abilene Office up-stairs over Citizens Bank. Men 15, "With finders weary and worn, With aching brain and heud, Democracy sat in Democrat garb Sewing a nose-rajr.red. Stitch stitch stitch! On the snuff-bedizened raff, Sewinjr at once with a double thread, A shroud as well as a iiaj,'. "Liar slugger mob," classic terms of endearment in the Leavenworth pow-wow- The 34th anniversary of the birth of the Republican party is to be cele brated in Boston next month. The Southern song, "Dixie," was re ceived with great delight by the rebel sympathizers at Leavenworth. Emperor Frederick died within thirty feet of where he was born, and at exactly the same hour of the day The parrot and monkey time at Leavenworth will be sufficient to hoo doo John Martin for this campaign. John Martin was frightened almost out of his boots by the "all hazards" far.rinn's crv of utO h 1 With the German vote." The Chicago Tribune indulges in a bold flight of fancy as to what Grover Cleveland would lo, were he not an arrant hypocrite. The Democrats made a mistake in slighting Indiana by not nominating Gov. Gray, the Republicans took advan tage of it by nominating Harrison. Sol Miller thinks he is in his second childhood because the first pres ident he shouted for was Harrison, and here he is shouting for Harrison again. Tom Moonlight alludes to the Dem ocratic editors of Kansas as a "pin headed outfit." The eminent wire puller evidently is thoroughly familiar with personel of the Democratic State press. With all due reverence and respect we rise to remark that from the number of veterans springing up all over the country and telling how they "fit" un der Harrison, the gallant Ben's regi ment must have consisted of about 17,000 men. "It is a condition which confronts us not a theory." Grover Cleveland. Yes, a condition over which every true American is compelled to blush. A condition of soldiers dishonored, of civil service polluted and a threatened opening of the floodgates of free-trade upon our nation. An English weekly review of promi nence gravely announces that "only Washington, Lincoln and Cleveland have been elected President of the United States by acclamation." The English readers of such publications have an excuse for their ignorance con cerning American matters. The present Chief Executive has dis approved of 136 bills granting pensions to soldiers, their widows and orphans. None of his predecessors vetoed any acts of this character, excepting Gen. Grant who returned five pension bills to Congress with his disapproval, and these five were not vetoed on account of any difference of opinion upon the facts, but Bolely upon legal grounds. Sam Randall is reported to have said that when he takes the stump to say that the St. Louis platform does not attack the protection of American in dustries, he will be insane. Mr. Ran dall knows what protection means, and he understands the English language pretty well, so that his judgment may be accepted regarding the Democratic platform. B The single county of Dickinson can be taken as a criterion of the general feeling for Harrison and Morton throughout the country as compared with that for Grover and Grandpa The Democrats had one stale ratifica tion and were compelled to drag two counties for the crowd. The Republi cans have already had four rousing rallies in the county and will have two more inside of ten days. MAN! Mortgage Co. '68,-lj- The Irish cannot with good con science support the British ticket this vear. In Oregon the Prohibitionists about one-third the votes they 1884. A significant fact. polled did in Prof. Hay says that the cattle of Kan sas formed four abreast would make a herd reaching from Atchison to Xew York. Batting on the National election in Xew York is about even. The Cleve land men are much more timid than they were four yqars ago. The Democratic party has two wings, high tariff and low tariff; it will require some exceptionally good statesmanship Jo make them Hop together. The new Emperor of Germany is not afraid of work. lie is not satisfied with less than twelve hours of active labor. His example is respectfully commended to some of the effete young men on this side or the Atlantic. This is the graphic way in which the Capital sizes up the four Harrisons: Harrison No. 1 helped to execute an English king. Harrison .No. 2 signed the declara tion of American independence from another English king. Harrison No. 3 became president of the nation thus created. The nomination of Harrison No 4 is a happy augury for American success over British free trade. Jeff Davis says that in the absence of slave labor the south must have free trade labor. The whole south says what Deff says,and the whole Demo cratic party says what its master, the south, says; therefore President Grover Cleveland's astonishing and impudent message of last December in which he ignored every interest and. every rela tion of this vast government to tell congress that the tariff must be cut down and that there was no other in terest or issue before the country. . Since 1860 the State of New York has never given its electoral vote twice in succession to any one party. Its record is as follows: 1864 REPUBLICAN. 1S6S Democratic 1872 REPUBLICAN. 1876 Democratic 1880 REPUBLICAN. 1884 Democratic. The State belongs to the Republicans in 188S by right of this long respected rule of rotation, and we shall have it. Hurrah for Harrison and Morton. We have, probably by mistake, received from the Democratic Cam paign Committee, a "confidential" flat tering offer of Democratic editorial matter which the committee says we "will be at full liberty to use as leaders, giving no credits", for the sum of fifty cents per column. Judging from the sample of hogwash accompanying the circular, the price is about 63 cents too high. If the Democratic press of the State is so brainless as to make such a scheme successful, we are willing to admit that we have greatly over-estimated it, and that Tom Moonlight's epithet ,"pinheaded," was well applied. Mr. Mills pleases his British friends exceedingly. In speaking of his bill, the British Hosiery Review says: "To the majority of our readers the question will be of very great importance, as the quantity of articles, manufactured and otherwise, that are now sent from Brit ish and Continental ports will be ma terially increased if these tariff pro posals are accepted; indeed, we venture to assert that England will reap the largest share of any advantages that may arise from the adoption of the ideas now advocated by the free trade party in the United States." This is an honest confession and clearly indi cates in what; .light foreign nations regard this tariff issue. It is a clear gain to foreign nations and means the destruction of our home markets. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. For Sale dvBabnbs &obthcbaft. John Martin, The speech which Mr. Martin made before the Leavenworth convention in response to liis nomination for gov ernor shows that however honorable and upright a Democrat may be in pri- yate life, he never feels called upon to take his conscience with him when he enters the political arena. The disaf fection among a few Germans seems to have turned the head of the Demo cratic nominee. Mr. Martin had the support of a great many Prohibitionists when lie ran for judge in the Third district. He could still have the re spect of this class of people had he not been such a political coward. But Mr. Martin's moral courage failed him just at the time when it was most needed. He heard the wailings of the Demo cratic newspapers over the anticipated loss of whisky votes in case Mr. Martin should be nominated. Mr. Martin yielded to temptation. He chose to throw off the prohibition cloak, discard his former convictions, insult his sup porters, all for the sake of winning the Democratic whiskey vote. He went much farther than the convention in his opposition to Prohibition. Mr Martin aid not have to say he was in favor of resubmission, or even to say that he was not a Prohibitionist, in order to stand upon the platform adopt ed. The convention had voted down a resubmission plank, and had taken a conveniently straddling position on Pro hibition, in order that Martin might stand on it. But Martin was not mas ter of the situation. He imagined he must completely abaudon his former position in order to obtain the whisky vote and so he turned himself loose in these words: "If there be a doubt as to my position on the prohibition ques tion, I will state that I never wrote a line or uttered a word in favor of the doctrine of prohibition. Every word I have written or spoken on the subject has been against it. In the event of my election I shall use my individual and official power to secure a resubmis sion of the question to the people. In my first message there will be a strong condemnation of all legislation of the nature of the metropolitan police law." In this Mr. Martin has out-Glicked Glickism and has shown that while the party by voting down resubmission has taken one step in advance since '1882, Mr. Martin has not only failed to main tain the honorable position he took in 1882, but has actually fallen below the moral standard of his party. Martin will fail as he deserves to. Indiana Not to Be Driven. Indiana Democrats, it seems, are fulfilling the utmost wishes of the Republicans in deserting the sinking ship of Democracy. It was an open secret that Gov. Gray and his friends did not take their snubbing at St. Louis quietly. They were treated in a shab by manner and do not hesitate to re sent it. Cleveland has seen this dissatisfac tion and has attempted to stem the tide of popular Iloosier sentiment, now setting toward Harrison, by requesting that the Democrats of that state name their clubs "Hendricks Clubs," think ing thereby to prostitute the name of the departed Vice-President to his own agrandizement. This, however, the Indianians positively refuse to do, and declare that they will not be dictated to by Boss Grover. More than this, the dissatisfaction in Ineftana Democratic ranks has be come so marked that all over the state prominent Democrats are casting off their allegiance to the Accident-ridden party and are turning to Harrison and protection. We append a few specimen renunci ations. No one can say that the story they tell is not significant. Charles W. Vorhis, for eight years a Democratic State Senator in Illinois, has declared in favor of Harrison and Morton. He will speak at a ratifica tion meeting at Shelbyville Saturday night. Madison Courier. Henry D. Pierce, late law partner of Judge Turpie, and a relative of the late Vice-President Hendricks, has sig nified his intention of supporting Gen. narrison in the coming campaign. He was at the Chicago convention and though a pronounced. Democrat, assisted the Indiana men all he could, rendering valuable service on several occasions. Dr. Henry F. Barnes, of Indianapo lis, who has always been a Democrat, also says he can't vote for Cleveland and is enthusiastic in his support of Harrison. Chas. H Lincoln, of Indianapolis, a caudidate on the Democratic ticket at the last election for justice of the peace, also says he will support and work for Harrison and Morton. If the President succeeds as he evi dently intends to do in holding his party to its traditional dsctrine of a low tariff, without alienating that por tion of the party, which, by reason of certain local interests, has adopted the high- tariff idea, he will amply justify, abundant praise for his ability as a schemer. Blaine says he will speak in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and then go to the Pacific coast. Ver ily, he is a Knight indeed. A row of goodly size is imminent in Plymouth church, Brooklyn. Mrs. Beecher has not forgotten that the new pastor, the Rev. Dr. Lyman Abbott, in trigued in ilie movement to force Henry Ward Beecher from the editor ship of the Christian Union at the time of the Beecher-Tilton scandal. The result of the removal of Beecher was that Abbott became the editor, a position which he has ever since held. Mrs. Beecher remembers this, and joining with the Beecher faction in Plymouth church, she proposes to pipe the music which will make Dr. Abbott dance a very lively jig. How true it is that chickens come home to roost! The Buffalo News, 'which supported Mr. Cleveland with considerable vigor four years ago, is now on the warpath as a painted hostile. It gives ten rea sons for not enrolling under the Cleve land banner this year, and one of them is so Buffalonian, so to speak, that we feel moved to reproduce it. Here it is: Mr. Cleveland is not the man he was four years ago. Then he was an hon est, simple-minded man, with no ap parent purpose but to serve the people and make himself an honored name. He has developed what the boys call "the big head" since then, and makes the same mistake Louis XIV is said to have made when he sat for a picture of the Creator of the world. This is a very serious charge, but did not Mr. Cleveland have a large head before he was chosen to the Presidency? X. Y. (Dem.) World. America, the leading independent paper of the West, has no particular admiration for the Democratic nominee for the presidency. After thoroughly looking over the ground, it says: Within his party Grover Cleveland is an autocrat as despotic as any Caesar. His will is his party's will. He is the party necessity and the party life. Without him the Democratic organiza tian would be a chaotic assemblage of men. Thi3 genius of the Democracy leads captive in his train the rebellious spirits of his followers. Gorman, Ran dall, Hill and others follow behind his chariot, bound in the chains of servil ity, but waiting for the day when ne cessity will no longer rale desire when the autocracy of the party's need will be replaced by the old rule of dem agogy. This sentiment is represented by the Tammany delegate to St. Louis, who, when asked who his candidate was, replied: "Grover Cleveland, damn him." A large Republican club in Cincin- nati composed exclusively of Irishmen, held a meeting Saturday night, at which the following resolutions were passed amid great enthusiasm: Whereas, The English Government and its agents, Grover Cleveland and the Democratic party, are bent on the de struction of our adopted country through their methods of free trade and accumulation of American lands, without first becoming citizens of the ITnitsd States; be it Resolved, That we as loyal Irishmen, in view of the desolation wrought in our fair little isle through the same methods, unanimously indorse the Re publican platform as the only safe guard to American liberty; and that we further indorse and ratify the nom ination of that gallant soldier, General Harrison, for President, and L. P. Morton, for vice-president. Whereas, During the dark days of famine, death and starvation of our kindred and friends in Ireland, this same L. P. Morton did from his boun teous store, charter, outfit and send a ship filled with the necessaries of life to our kindred and friends in Ireland; be it Resolved, That an Irishman forget ful of his gratitude in failing to sup port L. P. Morton and the Republican ticket, under these facts, is unworthy of the name. The State Democratic Platform. The Leavenworth convention has presented to the State its platform of principles. It is essentially a negative institution. "With the exception of an endorsement of the work of the Na tional Democratic convention, it does not contain an affirmative proposition. With peculiar Democratic characteris tics, it opposes everything. The old gag on '-sumptuary laws," which the National convention aban doned, as one by one it has abandoned every position taken by the party since 1S61, is still retained by Kansas Dem ocracy. It would be a sad day for a Kansas Democratic campaign orator if he were deprived of his usual language against prohibition, the home and civ ilization. Of course everyone expected the Democrats, in conjunction with their "sumptuary law" business, to op pose our efficient grand jury system. The grand jury has made prohibition so near a success that even our "only Democratic morning daily" advises its followers that the best thing to do is to submit to the inevitable and obey the law. The fifth plank is a mere rehash of the Republican platform adopted at Chicago, and is as much out of place in a Democratic platform as a Demo crat is in church. Altogether, the platform is imbe cile. It is a feeble effort at retrogres sion. It is probably the last "fling" that the Kansas Democracy will ever hurl at prohibition. Resubmission, one of its great pets .since 18S2, was abandoned by a vote of 308 to 237, thus blazing the way for the absolute sup port of prohibition in 1800. CALLS FOE REPUBLICS CON VENTIONS. State Convention. A delegate convention of tho Republi cans of Kansas will be held in the city of Tope ka, on July 25, 1S&?, at the hour of 12 o'clock, m.. for tho nomination of candidates for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, ovtireiary oi sraie. Auditor of State, Treasurer of State, Attorney G eneral. Superintendent of Public Instruction. Delegates to tho conventions mentioned above shall be elected by county conventions, duly called by the several county Kepublican committees, under such rules and regulations as may be bv them prescribed. The county conventions to be held not later than ilny f, 1SSS. The basis of apportionment of delegates to said State conventions will be ouc alternate to each 400 votes cast for Timotbv McCarthy, for Auditor of State. November, ISSti, or frac tion of 200 or more votes. One delegate and one alternate each will bo allowed to all unor ganized counties, and counties organized since November 2, 1SSJ. Delegates are apportioned io me soverai counties as toiiows, to-wit: Allen ...4 ..4 Linn.. 5 Anderson Logan Lyon 7 Clarion 6 Marshall 5 ilcPherson 5 Atchison . Barber 3 Barton 3 Bourbon 7 Brown 5 Butler .7 5leade 4 Miami 1 Mitchell .4 Montgomery. 4 Morris - t Morton 2 Nemaha i Xeosho 5 Ness 3 Norton 8 Osage 5 osborne a Ottawa 3 Pawnee 1 Philips Chase : 3 Chautauqua 4 Cherokee 5 Cheyenne 1 Clark 2 Clay C Cloud- ..7 Coffee ..4 Comanche 2 Cowley S Crawford 7 Davis 2 Decatur. 2 Dickinson G Doniphan 5 Douglas, 7 Edwards .2 Elk 4 Ellis 2 Ellsworth 3 troixa watomie Pratt 2 Bawlins Iteno 3 Kepublic "J ltice 4 Books i Kiley 3 .xiun Kussell 5 Finney 5 Ford it Franklin 5 Garileld 1 Grant 1 Gove 1 Graham 2 Gray 1 Greenwood ...5 G rceley 1 Hamilton 4 Harper 4 Harvey 4 Haskell 1 Hodgeman 2 Jackson -...4 Jefferson 5 Jewell 6 Johnson ..i Kearney 1 Kingman 5 Kiowa 2 Labette 6 Lane 1 Leavenworth 7 Saline 1 Scott 7 Sedgwick seward 1 Shawnee 11 Sheridan 1 Sherman 1 Smith 4 Stafford -3 Stanton.. 1 Stevens 1 Su mner -9 Thamas 2 Trego 2 Wabaunsee 1 Wallace -1 Washington 7 Wichita 1 Wilson Woodson 3 Wyandotte. Lincoln 3 Total 418 The voters of Kansas who are in favor of a frecand untramineled vote and a fair count, who favor the strict enforcement of the law, who cherish the defenders of the country ami favor a liberal pension to all who are disabled, who favor such laws as will protect homo pro ductions, homo manufacturers and home labor, who favor free schools and popular edu cation, and who arc in fuvor of again placing the government in the hands of those who saved it instead of those who sought its de struction, are cordially invited to participate in the primaries, county and State conven tions. P. I. Bonebkake, Chairman. Henry Bkandlev, Secretary. Senatorial Convention. A delegate convention of the Republicans of the 23rd Senatorial District or Kansas, consisting of the counties of Clay and Dickinson, will bo held in the Town of Industry on Monday, August 27, 18S3. at the hour of 1 o'clock p. m. forthe purpose of placing in nomination a candidate for State Senator. Each county will be entitled to a representa tion of eight (8) delegates and eight (8) alternates. D. A. VALENTINE, A. S. DAVIDSON, Secretary. Chairman. County Convention. A Kepublican county convention will bo held in the court house in Abilene, on Saturday, July 21, 18S8, at 11 o'clock, a. m., forthe pur pose of choosing delegates and alternates to represent the Kepublican party of Dickinson county, as follows: Six (ti) delegates and six (0) alternates to at tend tho Kenublicad State Convention to be held at Topeka, Kansas, on Jul 25, 18S8. to nominate a candidate for the office of gov ernor, state treasurer, auditor of state and other state officers. The delegates to tho county convention will be selected by the holding of Kepublican pri mary elections In the various voting precincts and wards, as has been customary for a num ber of years past, on Thursday. July l'J. 1888, between the hours of two and six o'elock, p. m. The basis of representation shall be one del egate for each 30 votes cast for E. B. Allen, secretary of state, at the election of Novem ber. ISSii. which will give the following appor tionment to tho several voting precincts in uicKinson county: Abilene, First Ward 2 Second Ward 5 Third Ward 3 Fourth Waid .. 8 Banner township 3 Buckeye township 3 Cheever townsnip 2 Utiiruit a , a, -i Enterprise 4 Flora township 2 Fragrant Hill township 2 uarncm townsnip Grant township Holland township Hashes township Hope Jefferson township ... 5 Logan townsnip .. s Liberty township 3 Lyon township 3 Noble township 4 Newborn township 3 Ridge township 2 Kinehart township 2 Sherman township . 2 Sand Springs - : 1 Solomon City 5 Union township 1 Willowdale township 3 Wheatland township 2 Total 80 At the county convention held at the court house In Abilene in the fall Of 18S7 the following resolution was adopted: Kesolved, That we believe the "Crawford coun ty system" of holding primary elections prefer able to the one now In use in ttis county, and hereby Instruct the County Central Committee to adopt the same. "By this we mean that the primary election for county offlcera shall be held each year on the flrst Tuesday In September; that the returns duly cer tiaed shall be forwarded at once to the secretary of the central committee: that the central com mittee meet on the first Friday after the primary election and canvass the returns, and declare those parties nominated by the Kepublican party who have received the most votes forthe respect ive offices. That each commissioner district elect two members of the central committee, and that the whole county elect one at large at the primaries." At the last county convention which met to elect delegates to the congressional and district conventions, an effort was made to rescind the above resolution; this was opposed on the ground that the convention was not fully attended and the people had not discussed thisouestion atthelr primary meetings. After discussion, It was finally resolved that the county central commit tee should call special attention to this subject eo that the voters might dlscus3thl3 question at the July primaries, to the end that their delegates to the county convention July 21st may be pre paid W vote Intelligibly and in such manner as wiU be a fair expression of the opinions of the Republican voters of the county on this question. We herewith append another resolution that was adopted at the Kepublican convention last fall as follows: Resolved, 'That we, as Republicans, ought not to honor In convention any person whose adher ence to the principles of our party is question able." We respectfully urge upon all Republicans the duty and importance of attending the primary meetings, and especially consider the Crawford county system of nominating candidates for coun ty offices. J. M. Hodge, Chairman. G. W. C. Rohezb, Sec'y. 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Also a fine Hearse. --Embalming a Specialty-:- Ciistzg-es ZE3ea,sona,"ble- - Call3 attended to day or night. Residence, first house west of store, corr ner of Third and Cedar streets, Abilene, Kansa.s tw33-tt OUT! PRICES! n ' -t ". ri.y S "'. .... i. .. .. t -