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kkw VOL. XVII. ABILENE, KANSAS, THURSDAY MORNING. JULY 19, 1900. NO. 46. Our jfexfe lifted gtates'genator. The Allen county Republican con vention on Tuesday adopted the fol lowing: "Believing that 'He who merits should bear the palm,' we, the Republicans of Allen county in con vention assembled, do hereby instruct Hot. 8. J. Stewart, our candidate for Mate senator, and Hon. John Francis, our candidate (or representative, to vote for that matchless campaigner, Hon. J. R. Barton, (or United States senator, a man who (or over twenty years has been an aotive campaigner in the party. A man who has had no patronage, no office, and whose time and money has been spent in the in terest of the party, and wbo in this long period never made a speech that the party had to apologize (or, and wbo in defeat was as loyal as though .victory crowned his banners, and who in the national convention led the tight (or 'Teddy' Roosevelt, and who we believe would represent the great state of Kansas in the national senate with honor and credit." CONVENTION AUGUST 4TH. Republican County Convention Called for That Sate. The Republican central committee held an enthusiastic meeting Saturday afternoon in the court house. About 40 were present making an enthusi astic attendance. J. B. Case presided and J. E. Baumbaugb was secretary pro tern. Encouraging reports were received from all parts of the county. The county convention will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, at 1 p. m. ; prim aries Thursday, Aug. 2, at the usual ' hours. The representation will be same as last year. A Republican meeting will be held in Abilene on the evening of conven tion day. , ABOUT THE CORN. Some Parts of Dickinson Report Sor- i i loui injury. The corn situation is causing much anxiety among the farmers and cat tlemen. The early upland corn is suffering badly. Late and bottom land lields are standing it pretty wejl and with plenty of rain would make fair crops. 1). W. Naill says that around Herington the damage is less than farther north. C. E. Vickers of Manchester says tho corn in that vicinity is suffering but is not all eone vet bv a eood deal. Around Moonlight there Is much complaint. The creeks are very low and pastures need rain as do all fodder crops. The Kansas Citv Star's estimate is: "The whole country west of Topeka and north of a diagonal line running from there to Wichita seems to be seriously hurt. In the extreme enBtern and southeastern counties, where about half the corn area of the state is, raiDs have been ample except in a few localities and the crop is in good condition. But the best informe I grain men believe the State's pros, pect has been cut down fully 25 per cent in the past week, with danger of another 25 per cent being lost if rain does not come soon." The indications for the coming 24 hours show no hope of rain. They are: "Fair and warm tonight and Sunday." Today was ten degrees cooler than yesterday, being only U0 degrees; lowest point last night 93. SECOND JOLT FOR ELLSWORTH CERTIFICATES GRANTED MANY APPLICANTS. Some Curious Answers Given in the Papers as Returned to the Examin ing Board List of Successful Onei. Abilenet Win a Second Game in the Town. Special to the Reflector. Ellsworth, July 13. The second game between Abilene and Ellsworth resulted in an easy victory (or the visitors. The score was: Abilene 11, Ellsworth 4. Batteries, Schopp and Brown, Frick and Seigle. This jolt will probably break up the Ellsworth team. The Abilene boyt are well and enjoying the trip thus (ar. They play two days at Wilson, Friday and Saturday., It Is very hot and very dry in western Kansas. PLATED IN DUST AND WIND. Without Abilene Did Up Wilson Much Trouble. Special to the Reflector, Wilson, July 14 The first game with Wilspt was yjpjed in a. terrific dust and wind storm that that caused many otherwise needless errors. The score was a continual seesaw and the game waswery interesting. The Abi- ene crowd is being well received here and the boys are enjoying their trip. The score of yesterday's game was : It II E Ahllone u 11 I Wilson u NEW STORE FOR ROSE. Former Abilene Merchant Will Re open Here. A. B. Rose le(t at noon for St. Louis and will be back in about three weeks with a new stock of dry goods with which be will open a store in the Parent room, north of Northcraft's. Mr. Rose is a hustler and has made hosts of friends here who will be glad to have him locate In Abilene again. Rev. James Shy Hit Cash Rev. T. H. James, the Methodist preacher, who went to England to get 120,000,000 is back in McPberson sick and without the cash. He prob ably never will get it, Judge S. J. Osborne of Salina has been sent to England to look the matter up as James promised the Wesleyin college in Salina 100,000. Ice cream and cake served to every body Saturday, July 21, at 4 cents a dish. 64-3eode J. B. Cm ft Co. WON IN TWO STATES. More Victories Piled Up for the Abi lene Boys. .Special to the Reflector, Kmpihk City, Colo., July 16. Abi lene's ball team rode through the mountains and two miles iu stage coaches to reach the ball ground here yesterday. A largo crowd was out and the game was a good one thou h the altidude affected the boys' wind. All are well and made snowballs on the mountain top last evening. The trip is a complete success. The scores of the closing game at Wilson Saturday aud of the one at Empire yesterday follow: R II E Abilene l4 11 Wilson 4 s x Batteries: Shepherd and Brown; Kyner, Smith and Si'Kle. II 11 E Abilene 19 13 f Empire City 12 10 I) BhiUtIi-s: Pchoppand Brown; Nash and Ward. WILL REST AT EMPIRE- Abilene Boys Have Found a Good Place to Stay. Special to the Reflector. Emi-ihk Citv, Colo., July 17. The Abilenes will remain here until Fri. day when they go to Central City for two days. They are having a line time. Yesterday's game was an other victory for our team. The score : B. II.. E. Abilene n 22 6 Empire llty 5 10 B Rained North and South. Abilene got only a sprinkle of rain Sunday but north Dickinson got a good wetting while nearly an inch of rain fell at Herington. The Indica tions are for more rain here. County Superintendent Humbargar today sent out certificates to those successful at the last teachers' exam ination. The questions were usually fair ones and a large portion of the applicants received certilicates. Some curious answers were noted by the examining board, the follow ing being samples: "A frog Is cold blooded because it does not know the proper condition by which it may become warm blooded." "Silent letters are used to make simple words difficult in spelling and pronunciation." "Silent letters are used to con fuse beginners." The plural of chief was elven "chieves;" of alumnus, "alumnusis," and "alumnoids." Liquid (orthog raphy) was said "to have reference to something of a running nature." One applicant in listing up the parties said "the Populist party was made up of the dissatisfied Democrats and Republicans. It does not exist now." Following are those receiving cer tificates: FIRST GRADE. Enterprise Cora B. Ambrose. Stitt A. F. Nelmoller. Hope E. S. MoCormick. Abilene Alioe Humbargar, R. D. Miles, SECOND GRADE. Abilene Jennie Carter, Stella De Wolf, Pearl Parker, Mamie Hersh, Ella Gants, Minnie Gants, A, D. Young, Edna Close, Hattie C. Burk- holder, Gracelee Woolverton, F. C. Patton, Horace King. Hope Anna Lemly, Jonnie Fergu son, Hettie E. Mayes. Detroit Jessie E. Dunlop, Hattie Dunlop, Callie Rugh. Chapman Ella Kussel, Flora Loath erman, Alice Sterling. Enterprise Jennio Peterson. Solomon Maude Kibler, Minla Bancroft, Isabel Wimsatt. Moonlight S. M. Page, Edith A. Goodwin, Alice Engle. Daytnn Eslclla Hills. Holland Milo B. Emig. Manchester Annie Dakin. Talmage A. C. Dicta, Frank Sulli van. Dillon-II. W. Schmidt. A QILLEJT DECISION. Kansas City Judge Makes a Prece dent for Claims. TO Judge Gates of Kansas City ren dered a decision Saturday in a law suit growing out of the transactions of Grant G. Gillett, the cattle dealer of Woodbine, who ran away to Mexico heavily involved. The suit was tha1 of the New England National bank of that city against the Northwestern National bank of Chicago and others. Shortly before Gillett ran away he gavo a bill of sale to his brother-in-law, Charles Baumbaugh, on COO head of steers at Herington and Baumbaugh mortgaged the cattle to the A. J. Gillespie Commission company for 125,000. The commission company sold Ilaumbaiigh's notes to the Third National bank of Springfield, Mass. Ten days later Gillett mortgagod the same cattle to Elmore & Cooper of Kansas City for f 25,000 and they sold the notes to the State bank of St. Louis, the First National bank of Omaha and the Northwestern Na tional bank of Chicago. A few days later Gillett shipped 300 of the same cattle to St Joseph and sold them for 110,000 cash. After Gillett ran away all of the banks which had bought the notes for the mortgages seized the remaining 800 cattle and sold them, depositing the money by agreement In the New England National bank, leaving it to the courts to decide its ownership. Judge Gates decides that the Third National bank of Springfield was en titled to the money because it bought the first mortgage notes made by Baumbaugh, and because there was no fraud In the mortgage made by Baumbaugh, but the subsequent mortgages made by Gillett were fraudulent. Stewart Taylor and C. O. Tiebenor, attorneys, represented the Massachusetts bank. MARTHA Z00K DEAD. Baking Powder , t The strongest, purest, most efficient and wholesome of leavening agents.. Not lowest in price, yet the most economical ; indispens able to nil who appreciate the best and most healthful food. Our country is enjoying prosperity almost unsurpassed in its history. For every one there is money enough to buy that to eat which is pure, sound, good, wholesome. Why should we use cheap, impure, un healthful articles of food? There is no economy in them ; they endanger the health, they may cost life. There are reported almost daily cases of sickness caused by eat ing cake, puddings or biscuit made with the cheap, alum baking powders. In all articles for food buy and use only the best. The good health of the family is of first consideration. A. E. Must Hurry Improvements. R. M. Fulton, of Topeka, special postnflice inspector of the free deliv ery service, was in town to see what progress had been made in getting more lights and walks lor the town. He was pleised with the council's ac tion and it is probable that the (ret delivery will be established before long. THIRD OHAIIB. Moonlight Anna E. Page, Bert. Carlton Katie Abberton. Abilene Loretta WhiltBker, Elva Lower, Bessie E. Snider, Ella Dixon, Mary Kepner, Paul P. Snider, Laura Landis, Florence Suuthworlh, Winona Rudy, Welcome May Barcus, Bessie Simmons. Hope Etta Lemly, Raymond L. Eshelman, Alice M. Fry, Robert Low man Alice Tilton. Elmo Grace Loyd. Chapman Adda Russel, Alice Co- gun Holland Lillie Province, Aaron C. Emig. Manchester Ella Williams, Mary Fabian. Solomon Lettie Hendlcy, Nannie Goodcll, Louie Cormack, Grace Ran kin. Woodbino- Laura Vahsholtz, Her man F. Rusch, Joseph A. McC'lcllan. Acme Josephine A. Campbell. Talmage Mae Harvey, Jennie Troxel, Mertie Troxel, Maggie Town send. Dillon Emma Rohrer. Donegal Anna Musser. New Chillicothe Amelia Dees. Former Dickinson Girl Dies at a "Healer's" Home. The following dispatch appeared In the Kansas City Star of Sunday, July 15: Rockkokii, III., July 14. Quaran uueu in an isoiaieu inrni umise, more than half of them stricken with diph theria, Bre twenty-Ike followers of Abram Z'Kik. Medicines left by doctors furred upon them by the authorities, are left untiisted at the order of the faith euro leader, Tar and feathers are suggested for Zook. Three children have already died from the malady, All were hastily buried on the Zook farm without any services. Six or seven more of the inmates are now at the point of death. One of these is May Donaldson, a school teacher in the homo. The latest victim reported Is Martha Zook, niece of the "divine healer," who was buried at dusk In the cemetery. As the grave was about to be filled Chas. Demon slopped the proceedings and offered a short prayer. Demon de manded that a physician bo admitted to the home. "I found seven persons suffering from diphtheria when 1 arrived, said Dr. Snow. "I lanced the throat of a boy and left medicine for the others. When I returned tho next day the medicine remained untouched and they all refused to take medicine. Zook had ordered them not to do so and they obeyed Implicitly. "The people of the neighborhood are excited ami threats of lynching are made." Abram Zook, tho healer, is a cousin of Samuel and Noah 'Zook of this county. Martha Zook Is a daughter of Noah Zook who is now doing evan gelist work somewhero In the west. Divorces never occur in families that use Rex baking powder and Vic tor extracts. J. B. Cask & Co. Carnival Envelopes. The Reflector job department Is prepared to print the official design for the September carnival on envel opes, and merchant! should place their orders here to insure good work at low prices. Blank envelopes with the design on the back can also be secured at the Rifuctob office at 10 cents per package of 25. For County Superintendent. Prof. H. M. Ambrose, A. M., prin cipal of the Enterprise schools, is an nounced today as a candidate for the Republican nomination for superin tendent of public instruction. Mr. Ambrose needs no introduction to Dickinson county people. He has been engaged for 20 years, ever since leaving college, in teaching, toth in grade and high school work. For six years he has been principal of the En terprise schools and is re-elected for the "lb year; for five years be has been a member of the county exam ining board and for two years he has instructed in the normal Institute. Mr. Ambrose staods bigb in educa tional circles, is a progressive and popular teacher, has a wide acquaint ance and would make a most capable superintendent. If nominated he will be found a winner. Alum is used in m.wy bflKing powders beoutsnit rr-akes them chuip. It 'Uwts less than two cents a pound. Alum is a corrosive poison. Think of feuding it to chil dren I Yet the manufacturers of well-known alum powders arc actually denying iliat their goods contain it, ROYAL BAKINO POWDER CO., IOC WILLIAM ST., NEW YORK. EPW0RTH LEAGUE MEETING. Interesting Services Held at the! Methodist Church. Tho Epworth League occupied the r tl.n ,,,,, I .. u.,r,.;,...a ,.t tlwJ M, E. church last Sunday. All tak ing part in tho program took their places while Mrs. Lockhart played an organ voluntary. After prayer by Rev. I). R. Latham, Miss Niirtherafi reail the scripture lesson from John's gospel, The choir gave an anthem for the offertory. The most Impressive part of the service was the initiation of tun young ladies into the League. Tho president assisted by the fourth vice prosldont and secretary performed the ceremony while the following stood before the altar: Evelyn Brock, Estella Bolster, Anna Tate, Emma Tate, Rosa Haley, Bessie Faulkner, Ethel Adams, Grace Hershey, Clara Lambing and Eva Codwell. After an appropriate talk by the pastor, Rev. K. K. Brown, Misses An derson and Nichols sang a duet. A recitation by Evelyn Brock, a talk on Duties of the Church toward Ep- wnrthians" by E. 0. Allen, an anthem by the choir and a recitation by Es tella Bolster closed tho service. DIED AT 03. ED WROTE IT OUT. No Doubt About His Being on Bryan's Side in the Campaign. A Topeka dispatch says: "While Colonel E. C. Little will not take an active part in the campaign this year he will vote for H J. Bryan. Little is an expansionist, but he is for Bryan on the trust question. Saturday while here he wrote out the following statement telling where he Is at: 'I supported Mr. Bryan in lH'Jfj and shall do so this year. 'As I see the situation the political parties are not the real patties at in terest. It s a fight between the great corporations, trusts and monopolies which contribute the campaign funds and the common people who fight the country's battles in war and pay its taxes in peace. 1 'I belong to the latter class and propose to stand by my own people. Bryan is our man and I'm for him.'" Mrs. Maria Hopkins of Solomon Passed Away Sunday. Mrs. Maria Hopkins, aged 93 years, died at the homo of her son-in-law, R, M. Wimaalt, in Solomon at 7 o'clock Sunday morning, after a protracted Illness. Mrs'. Hopkins has been a resilient of Solomon (or nearly thirty years, coming there from Washington, I ml. She was the mother of eleven children among whom are: W. A. Hopkins, Mrs. R. M. Wimsatt, Mrs. D. L, McClesky of Solomon, J. A. Hopkins of this city, W. E. Hopkins and Mrs. S. M. Wise of Topeka. . The funeral eervicel were conducted from the the Presby terian church in Solomon at 2 p. m. today. Interment at Prairie Mound cemetery. UNION PACIFIC FLTER IN LUCK. Narrow Escape From a Smash-up and Robbery, The westbound Union Paclfio flyer was nearly wrecked on a curve five miles west of Manhattan at 10 o'clock Sunday. Tho engine had a break down at Topeka and the train was running slow when the engineer saw an open switch ahead. He was able to stop soon after passing the switch light which had not been extinguished and narrowly escaped crashing into two box cars on tho Bwitch, Near the stopping point and where the train if running at its usual high speed would have been ditched were piled a number of railroad ties and back of them wore found twenty sticks of dynamite, two bunches of keys, bottles of coal oil and a Rem ington ri lie loaded and unused. No robbers were there but when the por ter went back to flag a following train two men In trees covered him with guns and made him return to the train. As the express car had an unusually large amount of cash and as the place was a particularly lonesome location the affair was undoubtedly an at tempt at wreck and robbery which failed because badly planned and be cause fortunately the traln'i speed was slow.