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tKYSi mam VOL. XVII. ABILENEKANSAS, THURSDAY MORNING. JULY 12, 1900. NO. 45. Jo " j 1 These young people are tbe graduates ol the Dickinson county high school era' boys and girls and are a credit to Dickinson county. Their names and addresses are: Tessie Cogan, Chap man; Harry Dilling, Solomon; John E. Engle, Moonlight; Chas. K. GaSney, Navarre; LidaGaffney, Navarre; Tessie A. Howe, Chapman; Clara M. Horn, Abilene; Elmira Martin, Abilene; C. C. Merilat, Detroit; Stella F. Murphy, Bhinehart; Helen L. Mustard, Talmage; Emma Pett, Stitt; Helen H. Poor, Chapman; Wm. E. Poor, Chapman; Anna M, Purves, Abilene; Minnie A. Rose, Enterprise; Jacob W. Rumold, Dillon; Mary M. Woolverton, Acme. Tbe picture Is published by courtesy of tbe Chapman Standard. JUNE MUST 00 TO PEN. That Ii if the Offioeri Can Find Where Hell. The" supreme court on Saturday handed down a decision affirming Judge Moore'a decision In the Robert June case. This means that June will go to the pen it the officers can find him. He Is supposed to be In Canada. Another decision ot interest was in the case of Allen vs. Hopkins from Reno county. The court decid ed that abstracters are responsible for errors committed. Allen, as a member of the ElDorado firm of ab stracters, made an abstract on some property for Hopkins and omitted a mort. age of $3,700. Hopkins surd tbe abstract firm for damage In Reno oounty and recovered. The firm ap pealed and the supreme court affirm ed the decisiou of the lower court, PASS THEM UP. Throw Away the Cataloguei Ton Get From Big Department Storei. This section of the State is again being flooded with cheap catalogues from tbe department stores of the city. It is absolutely foolish to pay any heed to them. This is a day and age of the world when you cannot get something for nothing, and when some big department stores in the oity fill up on wind and undertake to make the public think they have any edge over the country merchant they are badly off people are awakening to a realisation of the fact that goods can be bought just as cheaply in tne oountry town as they can in the puffed up city store. The people who buy at home are the people who save the money. Yet there are peo ple right here in .the city of Abilene who "send away" for almost every thing they use. We don't know why they do it, unless It Is to give the air of pop-corn aristocracy. It is silly and foolish and the merchants of the city know who do this and have them down on their list. Patronue home industry. It will pay you In the long run. C. H. Levi's Death. Mrs. C. H. Levi writes from San Diego, Calif.: "Mr. Levi has been ick for so long and I have had many cares. He died on the 19th of June and was buried on tbe 21st from the I. O. 0. F. lodge. His death was caused from heart trouble. He was 74 years old, a ripe old age, and bow he always enjoyed the dear old Re flector." Death at Chapman. After a brief illness of three days Mrs. J. F, Voelpel, near Chapman, died Friday morning. The funeral was held from the Lutheran church In Chapman at 2 p. m. Saturday. TOOK THE THIRD SAME. Abilene Sid TJp Fort Eiley With Ease. The rubber garni between the Fort Riley and Abilene ball teams was an easy victory for Abilene. The vis- Itors were accompanied by about 40 soldiers from the fort and they made a eallant company of rooters. But that couldn't save 'em. Abilene's j heavy batting and good field WOrk was too much to overcome. '1 he score was: rue' AWlene 0 o 0 8 1 0 o o !- o a t rrtRll 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0-5 1 8j ana Banyi umpire Kexrout;' scorer Mc Inerney, Averaged 29 Bushels. Cooper & White finished threshing 98 acres of wheat northeast ol town. today and got 2,800 bushels making j an average of 29 bushels per acre Circni II Coming. The Forepaugh-Sells Brothers' cir- cus will be in Abilene August 9. The small boys may ai well commence saving their pennies. A. 0. U. W. Installation. Abilene lodge No. 93, A. O. U. W., Installed the following officers last week: J W Monroe, M W; HA Lott. F: H N Dver. O; C E Ruirh, R; W P Gulick, F; M H Malott, R; M R! Jolley.G; Thos Hogan, I W; John ; Taylor 0 W. ; Laid to Hit Rest. The remains of the late David W. Keller who died at Los Angeles, Calif., of heart failure on July 1st, arrived on Monday and were buried In Abi lene cemetery beside those ot his wife gone before. Funeral services were held at 9:30, Rev.. Dr. Blayncy offi ciating. Many of Mr. Keller's triends in Abilene were present. The body was accompanied here by the chief of police of Los Angeles in whose charge Mr. Keller left all hlsj appeal sent out by the county super property. Mr. Keller had considera- intendent of Norton county. He says ble business interests and having no bis circular letter received by Supt. children his property will go to his nephews and other relatives accord ing to a will. Hodge Broi. Have for Sale One second band Phaeton just out j of the paint shop. Cost when new, 1165.00. Price now, 146.00. One second hand Phaeton. Price j $10.00. ! One second hand Spring Wagon In good repair. Price $35.00. One Staver and Abboit Top Buggy in good condition. Regular cost, $110.00. Price now $40.00. One second band Top Buggy. Price ' $15,00. j One second hand Top Biieev. Price, $20.00.- One second Price $20.00. hand Road Wagon. this year. They aro mostly (arm. THEY HUNTED THE CELLAR. Wind Lait Night Scared Some Peo pie Badly. From Monday's Daily. One ot the swiftest winds in a year Pame ' night bo1" midnight and made things rattle. Many people went to the cellar thinking a cyclone was at band but It was only a straight u,ow MnJ lroes were oroKon ln lne and hundreds of wheat and outs 8tacks wero scMl:ni in Held8 "' 1-1 If i I. I ..... iu nU,s Bearce s store broke loose and smash- ed one ot the big pinto glass windows. .. ,v ... .. . . amll. . dows wero broken by tho wlnd'n force. Very little rnin fell which wado tho wind all the less excusable. G. A. Suiiihilber's barn southwest of town is minus half the root. Tbe wind did it. The clouds looked bad just botoro i the storm and tho hot wind that came in the first of the blow made many think a cyclone was near by and perhaps it was. RAN A MANILA RAILROAD. Lieut. Haisch of the 36th Volunteer Infantry in Town. Lieut. Haisch, who went to Manila with the 20th Kansas and hail charge of the Man ia railroad, was in town, the guest ot Col. Mule. He re-en- ui volunteer imaniry and returned only a month ago. He ; owns some cauin in morns county ' and camo here while In this part ot I the State to see Mr. LI I tie. He is a very manly and stplwart specimen ot the American soldier, TEACHERS ARE SCARCE. Small Wagci Don't Attract Them in Good Times. One ot the effects of the prosperity that has come with the good crops in northwestern Kansas is shown in an Humbargar that teachers are so acarce that the county will esteem it a favor if about thirty will come and falra thA aphnnla Tloa.vatliA aphrmlf. DgT 30 . mnHh ,nd the term9 .re ,jx months long, but the demand tor teachers is far In excess ol the supply. Tbo young men are making more moaeJ run",nK ,arms a"a lM. Joun$ women are learning stenography and nlher thinc that riav them better. Still in Doubt. Here is a funny thing. We have before us seven exchanges from Mont' goroery county, part of them fusion and part Republican. Each has an account ot the Fourth of July celebra- tion at Independence. But not one I tells whether Colonel Ed Little In his 'oration said "keep 'em" or "let 'em jgo." - K. C. Journal. AFFECTS MANY COUNTIES. Judge Moore's Decision in a Taxation ! Case Upheld bv Sunreme Court. One of the most important deci sions handed down by the supreme court on Saturday was the one in tbe case of M. K. & T. Railway Co. vs. Geary county. The decision con ; strues the powers ol tbe slate board jot equalization over the local author : ities In fixing valuation of property , for the purpose of raising local taxes. In 1896 tbe state board of equaliza tion raised the valuation of all prop erty in Geary county, other than rail road property, 10 per cent ot the amount returned by the assessors ot the county, and upon this increased valuation ordered the taxes to be levied. In levying the total tax for all purposes, the county commission ers took the position that they were not compelled to adopt the increased valuation ordered by the state board, in the assessing ot any taxes other than taxes for slate purposes, and they levied the state taxes on the basis of values fixed by the state board, but in levying the tax for all local purposes they used the valua tion as equalized by the board o' coun ty commissioners without regard to the order made by the state board of equalization. The railroad company computed the amount of taxes it would be required to pay in oase the county commissioners had used the valuations fixed by the state board, tor local as well as state purposes.and tendered the same to the county. Tbe county retused to accept the amount, and the railroad company brought this action to enjoin the col lection of any greater amount. The question presented upon the petition ot the railroad was: "Are the local authorities required by the law to adopt the equalized valuation as fixed by the state board ot equaliza tion as the basis upon which all local taxes aro to be extended, or morely as the basis upon which state rev enues are levied?" The question waa presented upon a demurrer to the petition, and Judge Moore sustained the demurrer, holding that the local authorities are not bound to adopt the valuation fixed by the state board as tbe basis upon which to extend taxes for local purposes. The case went to the appellate court and that court reversed the decision of the dis trict court; the case was then taken to the supreme court and the supreme court reversed tbe decision ot tbe ap pellate court and affirmed the decision ot Judge Moore. There are a number of other cases pending in the several counties along the line ol this rail road which are dependent upon this decision. For County Superintendent. Today the Reflector contains tbe formal announcement of Raipb V. Dyer of Grant township for county superintendent suojeci to meaecision of the Republican county convention. Mr. Dyer hardly needs an Introduc tion to the voters of Dickinson coun ty, having lived here nearly all his life. He Is a graduate of the Abilene high school and has taught In the county (or several terms, the last two years being at Woodbine where he ia so well liked that a re-election Is al most a torcgone conclusion, Mr. Dyer made tbe campaign four years as superintendent on the Republican ticket and was only beaten by a small vote by one of the most popular can didates the opposition ever put up. This year if given the opportunity he fears no rival. Mr. Dyer has always been a loyal Republican, is energetic and is hustling for the nomination. Shifting Soil. Koal Eute Transfers Keportad by A bbe Ellison, Abstractors. E R Holmes to Emma W Felty and J M Gleissner pt nwj 1313-2, $3650. J F Dodson to Susie A Dodson und Int wj nw) 18-13-2, $1000. Mary G Herman to Marriott Grice 10 ac e( se 18-13-2' $1. Minnie G Hollinger to Laura J Hoi- linger und , int e 21-14-1, $1000. I C Grnvier to John B Sellers lta 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 bk 9 Grovier's add Hope, $75. 11 Asling to F E Kinderdick sw 2-11- 4, $800. Doming Ins Co to Nat'l Life Ina Co ej and nw) of sw and nw 18-16-2, $2300. M McCracken to F II Peavey lta 21 23 25 27 3rd st Solomon, $2500. G B Morrel to J E Jackson et al nj nej 25 13 8, $800. Abioiutely Pure No inferior or impure ingredients are used in Royal for the purpose of cheapen ing its cost; only the most highly refined and healthful. Royal Baking Powder imparts that peculiar sweetness, flavor and delicacy noticed in the finest cake, biscuit, rolls, etc., which expert pastry cooks declare is unobtainable by the use of any other leavening agent. ROYAL BAKING POWDER MIGHTY POOR EXCUSE. Saline County Triei to Shirk Iti Shameful Aotion. The Salina Union tries to excuse Saline county (or Its shameful aotion in shipping a smallpox patient to Dickinson. It says: "The Aiiilene Reflector takes tbe Saline county oflicera to task lor shipping the patient,' assuming that they took suoh an action, but this as sumption is incorrect. It it were true, the REnECToa's criticisms would be perfectly just, When the appear ance of the suapeot was noted the ofllcors were summoned to Investi gate the case, and had thoy reached blui In time and found that ho really bad smallpox, he would have been porsuaded to leave the town and go Into the country, where ho .could have been easily quarantined. How ever, belore the oflicera reached him be had taken a train for GypBiim City and was beyond the control ot the Sa lina officers. Thoy did what thoy could to prevent the spread of the disease by notifying the authorities at Gypsum City, where he Intended to stop, As to the action of the Gypsum City officials in not allowing tho sus pect to stop there, there are two sides to the question. It would prob- 10 ruresii Threshermen's Time Book which is ruled to keep the hourly time of each employee, price paid, etc. , and the Threshermen's Wheat Book made to keep the number of bushels threshed of each kind of giain, price, etc, These books have always sold for 50c each, for a short time we will sell them at 25c Each. SHOCKEY ABILENE, KANSAS. $Af(itf&' PoVbSq Alum In used In miking cheap baking powders. II you want (o know the ellcct of slum upon the tender lining of the stomach, touch a piece to your tongue. You can raise biscuit with alum baking powder, but at what a cost to health I CO., 100 WILLIAM ST., NEW YORK. auijr iiitvu uuuu inu moat, courageoua oo u me to have had a physician meet the train, if one could have been found, and removed the man to some secluded spot where there would have been no danger of spreading the dis ease. But the Gypsum peoplo seem ed to have thought that selt-preserva-Hon Is tbe llrst law ot nature, and thoy sent tho man on, When the train got near Hope the conductor stopped the train and put the man off, and he then walked Into Hope." Tho Union's explanation ia a mighty poor one, If the reports of Saline county's action are correct, tbe county did a thing of which It should be ashamed, To lend a smallpox patient on board a train In to another county is a deed almost past belief, Tho utmost condemna tion should bo visited on such officers and It Is not unlikely that damages can be collected Irom Saline county. Carnival Envelopes, The Reelector job department li prepared to print the ofliolal design for the September carnival on envel opes, and merchants should place their orders hero to Insure good work at low prices. Blank envelope) with the design on the back can also be secured at the Ittn.KCTou office at 10 cents per package of 25. - 1 .1 l You all need books to conduct your bus incsH and we have two account books that were especially gotten up for your bene fit, and are called tho & LANDES,