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ABILENE WEEKU REFLECTOR, ABILhNE, KANSAS, SEPTEMBER 13.900 -TWtLVE PAGES,
Merfot The Reflector Publishing Co. BaMmd for tnuumlssloi through toe DUUQ BWktM mills m mcosq uuinnvar. OfUisl rr OMHmm Cmm. SUBSCRIPTION, ETr Month! M Months ..II M be month and jew printed to the i of your name on the address of this r li the date to which jour subscription It paid. By referring to It jou can tell r your subscription li In arrean, ir I are Indebted to the RmecroR pleaae i or bring In the amount due. SEPTEMBER J900. Sin. Mori. Tue. Wed. Thur.Jr Jit e ( I tttt 1 9 To n j223H j 1TT7 18 J9 20 2J 22 23 24 25 26 2728 29 30 M THURSDAY, SKIT. 13, 1900. REPUBLICAN TICKET. For President, william Mckinley, oi Ohio. For Vloe President, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, of New York, Presidential Electors-A. W, Smith, Mc fttnont O. P. Ergenbrlght, Montgomery; I. t. Bradley, Wyandotte; Matt Edmonds, Jeff wei J. W. Parker, Johnsons A, P. Johnson, (Qawleji 0, 11. Lamb, Woodson; O. O. Buck ley, Republic; V. V. Bracken, Lincoln; J. Q. Jbompson, Prutt. ron onnaniasuAK, Fifth District.. W. A. Oalderliead, Harjsville STATt TICKET' Ooagressman-at-large. Charles P.Scott, lola Associate Justice W. A, Johnston Governor W. K. Stanley lieutenant Governor II. B, Rlcuter leeretary of Btate George A. Clark Kate Treasurer, Prank Q rimes BtaM Auditor O. A. Cole Attorney General A. A, Oodard apt. of Instruction Prank Nelson biurance Commissioner W. V. Church r)ll 8TAT1 HRNATOH. Slid District U. II. Pulllngton, lclauu CUUKTVTIOIUT, Stpretentatlve, 61st Hist Emll Grosser Oonnty Attorney 8. B. Smith District Clerk A. W. Illner Probrte Judge P. L. Jennings ftmnty Superintendent li. V. Dyer Caroner B. Kulfur Commissioner Bllas llaker Hl School Trustees a W bTt'la a! r II Imperialism" is the "para mount" issue, why was free silver In serted In the Democratic platform P Id 1896 the Democrats sought to get tut silver in through the front door. This year they are trying to sneak it ia through the back door under the loak of "anti-imperialism." In Topeka, work on public build logs li delayed because of a lack of ftone masons, who receive $4.60 (or U tight hour day. There is a mighty good opening in the artisan trade for Beoy a would-be preaoher and lawyer. Hoi a preacher and very few lawyers ia Abilene received that much money far nil labor. Mill Emma Bohannon, daughter of . Bohannon of this city writes from Mexico that prices are at follows Flour 7 oenti a pound, potatoes 18 tWBto a quart, butter 76 cents pound, sugar 12 cents, meat 18 eents; wages for common laborers SO cents day. This is a sample of the blessings enjoyed in a free silver country luoh as Mr. Bryan seeks to (sake this nation. j Congressman Dolllver: ."Bryan is I j greatly disturbed over the polioy of i tba administration in the Philippines I Bat he is not at all indisposed to give aid and oomfort to the enemies of hia country. General Lawton said if he wis aver killed the bullet might just .swell oome frcm the tear as the front, for the Democrats kept up an Jnoeiiant ne in the rear. For my part, I lay God bless the army of the United States wherever it is camped tonight." When ever a poor man draws a few dollars from his little hoard In a savings bank he la ewapelledtoputa two-cent stamp by way f war tai on bis checks. A multi million aire whs draws his check for a million is re paired to pay no more.-K. 0, Times. , Poor man or millionaire, he can draw money oat of the bank without tamping the paper with which he does it; the poor man may esoape the trilling tax, the millionaire in his Multifarious business necessarily pays thousands of dollars annually ia rev fane taxes. The Timet should look ap the revenue lawi. The Paramount Fake. The false and empty character of the "imperialism" issue is shown up in a striking way by the attitude of the Southern newspapers on that question. Almost without exception the leading papers are supporting Bryan because he is the Democratic nominee, and therefore with them on the race question, and not because they believe with him on the "para mount" issue. The Louisvil'e Courier-Journal long ago disposed of the question of ex pansion because as it said "we have done expanded" and there is nothing to say about it. The Galveston News loses no op portunity to mention the "Demo cratic policy of expansion which has been abandoned for campaign pur- The Atlanta Constitution recently made this declaration: As we hare pointed out in these columns time and time again, it is preposterous to suppose that any sen sible Democrat ever entertained the dea that the United States could af ford to shirk the responsibilities thrust upon them by the fortunes of war. In matters of such large im port as the occupation of these is lands by the Americans, we do not believe in accident. The event is Providential in its nature; it means something more important than the wisest man can foresee. Whatever it may mean, it certainly did not and does not mean that we are to turn these people over to their own un trained and undisciplined political desires, or to become the prey of European rapacity. Mr. Bryan has never been in favor of withdrawing our troops from the Philippines under Are." The following from the Memphis Commercial-Appeal is another declar ation of the same tenor: "The anti-expansion plank of the Kansas City platform may serve some purpose as a campaign docu ment, but it is absolutely meaning less as a declaration in favor of abandoning the Philippines, because it states, as a conditlion precedent, that we must establish a stable gov ernment in the islands before doing anything else, and the establishment of a stable government will keeps us busy for many years unless the Tagal insurgents quit Bhooting at our peo ple who are fashioning a stable gov ernment. This seems to us as plain as a pike staff." And now the Richmond Times in sists that if Bryan should declare himself in specific terms in favor of withdrawing the American forces from the east he could not carry one half of the southern states: As for the Times, it has simply contended that the United States must of necessity play a conspiouous part hereafter in the affairs of the east, and that it is scarcely less than rash for this government to commit itself unquivocally, at this time, to any definite policy with regard to the Philippine islands. We have been dealing with the situation as a great national question that we can not get away from in party politics. We have said, and we insist, that no matter which party shall be in power next year, no matter who is elected president, whether Bryan or McKin ley, this nation has vital interest! in the east that must be protected. It iia practical question, a question that we cannot get away from, and it must be dealt with in a practioal way. If Mr. Bryan should come out boldly and say that he proposed to with draw our ships and forces from the east, and leave the powers of Europe to do as they please in that part of the world, to dismember China and parcel out her territory among them' selves, excluding the people of the United States from trading with the people ol the east, he would lose at least half the southern states." It is now time to turn the debate over to Colonel Bryan and his follow ers in the south who. are making so much fun behind his back of his great "paramount" issue. When his own supporters denounce his atti tude on "imperialism" as a fraud and admit that the issue is put forward for the sole purpose of catching votes, his political opponents can hardly be blamed for looking upon him as very much of a demogogue. In his Topeka speech Mr. Little told how a private ran the Manila railroad and said: "I object to the condition! that require $25,000 a year for a man to run a railroad when a man can do it (or $125 a month." If Ed believed thii bow could he have conscientiously taken $3,760 a year aa lieutenant colonel when a man at 16.60 a month could have filled the position at well? We Cordially Invite You to Attend Our GRAND OPENING, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20, 21, 22. -Come and and Ribbons. Governor Stanley. The people of Dickinson county have again had an opportunity of listening to the governor of the state. Mr. Stanley was in Abilene two years ago and captivated his audience then as he baa on this later visit by his earnest words, his eloquent phrases and most of all by his straightfor ward businesslike discussion of the question! before the people ol Kan sas. Governor Stanley has given Kansas a good administration. There has not been a scandal nor a breath of suspicion upon the management of public affairs. Every state officer has kept the pledge of 1898 that pub lic matters should have the same faithful performance as private af fairs. Kansas is proud of Governor Stan ley and the gentlemen who are asso ciated with him on the state tioket. They have proved faithful to every trust and have been a credit to the people of the state in every position. The contrast between the present ad' ministration and the one preceding it appeals to the business interests of Kansas and it is good sense as well aa good politics to continue the ex cellent publio service for two years more. Breidenthal'i Chances- One of the common remarks heard from fusioniBts is that Mr. Breiden- thal, their candidate for governor, is "verv popular" among the business men and that he will run so far ahead of his ticket that he may be elected even if the remainder is not. Ihii is a futile claim. In the first place no man runs far ahead of the state tick et and in the aeoond Mr. Breidenthal li not the kind of a candidate who would prove an exception. He it a man of integrity as li nil opponent but he has shown It chiefly in looking after his own Interests. The publio knows of no business enterprise that he has successfully managed. With only two has he been known to be prominently connected, a saving! and loan company of some sort and the Topolabampo colony. Both proved failures as business enter prises and no business man could boast of his connection with either. Neither as a banker nor in any other business enterprise has he made a business sucoess that is deserving of a vote outside his party. What he has done is this: Through thick and thin he has held closely to his office of bank commissioner. His fitness for the governorship is entirely ex perimental. "On the other hand," says the Leavenworth Times in summing up hii characteristics, "we know that in theory he Is a radical socialist and so far disqualified to be the head of the state government or placed in a posi tion of the highest responsibility. Mr. Breidenthal'i past political record identifies him with the crank ele ment! in American politics; he has belonged In turn to each of the ec centric parties, until he arrived in the Farmers' Alliance and the Popu list party, and his Topolobampo col ony scheme shows the erratic nature of hia mind. He li a Henry George taxation advocate, believes in govern ment ownership ol everything and in a naner eurrencv baaed on thn on. ernment's credit. "We fail to aee where the votes an to oome from to ron him ahead ol his Fall and Inspect Our Line of Hats, Fanev Feathers. Silks DON'T FORGET THE ticket. He is shrewd but has none of the greatness of a statesman or an orator, There is no reason why he should not in practice be a more un wise and untactful. governor than either Lewelling or Leedy proved to be. He recently referred to his record of a quarter of a century's service In the cause of humanity.' But the general opinion is that his service bus been chiefly in the cause of Breidenthal. Outside of the Topolo bampo lunacy, what does his record show of high publio endeavors? We have not heard of him as a philan thropist, an altruist, or political leader. What special proof has he given of disinterested patriotism? He has been known as a politician manipulating things in bis own in terest. Populists say he stabbed his benefactors, Lewelling and Leedy, in the back. While taking Republican favors he is the bitter antagonist of every principle which the Republicans hold dear. He has been described as a mixture of an Altgeld and a St. John The Democrats can have no confidence in a man who is at once an outspoken socialist of the ultra type and a pro nounced prohibitionist, a member of the executive committee of the State Temperanoe union." A Hot One From Abe Mr. Bryan is fond of quoting Abra ham Lincoln. Here is one over the home plate that Bryan may bat for a two bagger if he desires. It was tossed out in 1864, whan the Demo cratio leaders protested against send' ing Vallandingham across the Feder al lines to the Confederacy and is as follows: "He who dissuades one man from volunteering, induces one soldier to desert, weakens the cause as much as he who kills an American soldier in battle. Must I shoot a simple minded soldier boy who de- serts, while I must not touch a hair of a wily agitator who Induces him to desert? Thli is none the less in jurious when effected by getting a father or mother or friend into a pub lic meeting and there working upon his feelings till he is persuaded to write the soldier boy that he is fight Ing in a bad oause, for a wicked ad ministration and a contemptible gov ernment. I think that in such a oaie, to silence the agitator and save the boy is not only constitutional, but withal a great mercy." No Fanner Need Apply. The People's Party was started as a farmers' party. Only farmers were eligible. So intense did the party hate lawyers that they would not nominate them for judges. But things have changed. Now a farmer stands no show. The party is manipu lated by the professional men and bankers. The only part left for the farmers to take is to vote the ticket after the lawyers and bankers fix it up. That the farmers have no voice in the selection ol fusion candidates any more is evidenced by the makeup of the state and congressional fusion tickets this year, 'there is not a farmer on the entire list. Of the ten fusion nominees for state office ancH nine fusion candidates nominated for congress by the cohorts this year, eight are lawyers, two are newspaper men, one is a teacher, one is a doctor, one is a speculator, one li a middle man, one is a banker, one is a banker without a bank, one li a preacher, one is a oommeroial traveler and one ia an ex-farmer. For Sale. For tale, a fine Shorthorn boll (registered) color red. Inquire at thli office. Winter DATE AND PLACE. The Salina Free Street Fair. Greater Than Last Year. Six Days of Amusement, Frolic aud Instruction. Don't Forget the Dates, September 24th to 29th, Inclusive, 1900. The Largest Premium List $50, $25, $15, $10 as Other things in proportion. All Amusements New and Attractive- Remember this will be a Free Street Fair- Absolutely no Charge to visit all Exhibits streets Filled with Music and Amusement. MONDAY, Sept. 24th-8CHOOL DAY, participated In by all the Colleges and Schools Id Siillns couoty. TUESDAY, Sept. 26th-FUS10N DAY. It Is confidently expected that HON DAVID B. HILL, or HON. UHAB. A. TOWNE, will be among the dlrtlngulshed speakers' WEDNESDAY. Sept- 26th BEAUTIFUL FLOWER PARADE. It will be worth coming many miles to see. THURSDAY. Sept. 27th-The Great and Only BUFFALO BILL'S WILD WEST IHOW, led by Col. Cody In person. One of the greatest attractions known. FRIDAY, Sept. 28th-OLD KINO CARNIVAL will reign supreme. Harmless, In nocent, old and new fashioned sports will be enjoyed without stint. GOV. THEODORE ROOSEVELT, of New York, will arrive on special train during the day, and uddresB the people. , ,. SATURDAY, Sept- 29th REPUBLICAN DAY. SENATOR MARK A. HANNA, GOVERNOR STANLEY and other distinguished Republicans will be present, i The great FESTIVAL OF REPUBLICAN PROSPERITY will be given In the evening. Moving pictures thrown upon the largest screen ever erected, Illustrating the prosperity of the country, ending with the finest FIREWORKS display ever given in Kansas. Look at the splendid array of Amusements which have been provided. The Great Wallace Glass Blowers. Without doubt the most colossal Glass Blowing Exhibition in the United States. The Famed "LUNETTE" or flying Lady an aerial wonder flies with the ease and grace of a bird. WARGRAPH. The Most Complete Moving Pioture Show Traveling. Streets of Cairo and Oriental Theatre, 18 People, 2 Camels, 2 Performing Donkeys. Absolutely free from any ob jectionable features. City of Jerusalem. The finest piece of Mechanism of iti kind in the World. Especially adapted to please the Ladies and Children. The Great "Sapho" In Living Art Pictures with full drapery. Leslie Midway Co. Highly Artistic Entertainment. ONE FARE Please remember the management of the Fair will permit nothing in connection with it that would offend the most fastidious. Remember also that Salina does everything she promises. Public Sale! I will sell on my farm, 2 miles west and 3 miles north of Abilene, 4 miles south of Talmage, next to John son school house, on Tuesday, Sept 25, oommenoing at 1 o'clock sharp the following property, vo-wit: 3 head Horses. 28 head of Cattle. 16 head of Hogs. One farm wagon. 10-Fora detailed list of articles see sale bills. Ttiiu.' Sums of ill) and under cash. On sums over 10 a credit of 12 months will be given, purchasers eiving approved note, witn 6 per cent whpn due. tnd If not lUKltvoe aa paid when due 10 per cent will be charged irom aaie oi r cent off for cash. - L.H. J. S. Bi'btoh, Auctioneer, Millinery. Ever Offered In Kansas. sweepstakes on wheat. All Premiums paid in full. FOR THE ROUND TRIP ON ALL RAILROADS. Stock Sale! The undersigned will sell at publio sale, on the Gillett ranche, J mile southeast of Woodbine, on Friday, Sept. 28th, commencing at 2 o'clock p. m. sharp the following property, to-wu: 98 head stock Cattle. 320 head of Hogs. Pasture will be furnished to cattle to end of season if desired. jyFnr a detailed list of stock tee sale bill. , Trims: All sums of 110 and under cash; sums over 10 a credit of 9 months will be given on notes with approved security at 10 per cent In trt: if naid when due onlv 6 Per cent interest will be charged; t per . . . . . i - cent aisoouni ior caso. prujmnj to be removed nntil settled for. imiiiiiMifin. J. N. Bubtoh, Auctioneer.