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- ibsobdbt- he Reflector Publishing Co. . . mMtm) for tnumlMloB Ihroofb tM fruited States main m second matter. , ' IsjIeM rr 1 SMHmm C-mtg. SCBSCHlPTIOltt, ETsar - JJ Booths N Month BTThe month and year printed to the light of your name on the address of this Bjafer lithe date to which your subscription if laid. By referring to It you can tell htthsr your lubKriptlon Is In arrears. If M are Indebted to the RsnsoTOB please MM or bring In tne amount que. ; 1901 APRIL 1901 m. ioi. Tun.nt.mnL in. J 7 89 10 U I2I3 ill 15 J67819 20 I2T22 23 24 25 26 27; THURSDAY, APRIL 11, MM. , .Forth ticket in 1904: fnd; platform, Spreads Ted and We are willing to admit tbatGrover ll the greatest living ex-preaident. Aggie hai taken three oathi to as any government! in 18 months and probably would take another ahnuld ktbe aaked. Very accommodating font la Ag. Why not eitend that "Cabinet on Wheela" Idea by ahipping Congreaa to 4h Philippine! in a big ateamer that will allow ipeeoh-maklng to go on en route. A German dootor haa declared that marriage la conduoive to long life. lotslbly the doctor haa made the latake ol thinking that married Ben lire longer merely because It atoms to them that tbey do. The glory of Easter ia never greater than on the prairlei. It ia doubtful It the dweller in the orowded city known wholly the wondroua beauty ol the day aa doea one who looks Croat the greening plaint. While they are about it the Law ad Order people oould do good , work by getting In a lew licks on the bootleggera who are peddling vile Moeoetlont labeled whiskey. They will have the hearty endorsement ol very body II tbey do. A Philadelphia doctor haa been ad- tlaing people not to go out Immedi ately alter taking off their heavy underwear. We don't know how it la li Philadelphia, but il anyone tried it In thla oity, he would eurely be ar retted. CI iltcn Newa. II the farmers who are co-operating to buat the grain truat by building levators will talk with aome of the tockholdera in the old Grange elevat or at Abilene who tried exactly that tort ol thing they may get aome In formation greatly to their advantage. Juntlon City people are very alow. iCapt. Rockwell haa taken bis family broad and will apond a whole year 1 toeing Europe. An Abilene man ttarted last week for a trip around the world, will aee the whole thing and be .back September 10. An Eaater Sawn. low In the went the waning moon A silver crescent shone: High overhead a single star Kept patient watch alone. The eatth was cold with frosty (lew. But all the east was pink, As If a bed of roses bloomed On morning's misty brink. The sapphire field of nlglit above Took on a paler hue; ferhapa the tread of angel feat Bad worn away the blue, And through the fleecy clouds appeared A broad and brilliant ray, ,. v A golden herald bringing light, The dawn of Easter day. Minna Irving. j "I saw a most singular alght In thlt town yesterday," writes a Kansas toldltr buy from Vlgan, Luzon Island I taw 1,000 Filipinos take the oath ol alleglanoe to the United States And it it an oath that will atlok, for It was taken before the army o Ulcers ad a priest in the church, and the Filipino it faithful to anything about bit religion. The Filipinos came to town early in the morning and lined op in the church, which will hold ,000 people. They marched to the altar and there placed one hand on the Bible and also klased the crucifix when the oath waa taken Thia re bellion ia busted beyond any doubt, and the body ol the Philippine people re mighty glad ol It." ABILENt WEEKLY A Characterise Deed. It it not too late to call attention to one leature ol Gen. Funston'a re markable capture ol Agninaldo that hat not been generally noted and one that Illustrates a ttriking trait ol the American oharaoter. Intimations to the effect that the plot by which the Filipino leader wat decoyed Into the hands of hit purauera waa an inex cusable piece ol treachery may be dismitted at ooming from people un acquainted with the methods com mon in warfare in all ages or else from those persona who are hopeless ly opposed to the administration's general policy in the Philippines. Funston'a act waa characteristio of Amerioan nerve, a quality that haa contributed so much to the brilliancy of American conduct throughout our hiatory aa a nation. Projecta that seem to be Impossible of accomplish ment possess remarkable fascination for thlt type of men. Sheridan't famous cavalry daab at Winchester, not to go farther back tor an illustra tion, affords another example of thit spirit. A atill later Instance was Hobson'a aeemlngly foolhardy ven ture in Bailing a broken-down old ves sel into the pelting Are from Santiago fortt and sinking her in an effort to block the harbor entrance. Thia ia the sort of nerve that Inspired Funston to take hit lite Into bit handa and plunge Into the fastnesses ol the Luzon mountains in order to find the camp of Aguinaldo and capture that daring rebel. These achievements read like the old romantic stories in which a tingle brave knight rode forth to do battle seainst overwhelming odds. These men are living, breathing P'Artag nam and Horatlot. Tbev are the embodiment of the apirlt ol romance and one It Irresistibly Inclined to be' believe that they drew their Inspira tions from these old tales ol valor about which there It to strong a flavor ol fiction, The Amerioan ol daring makea real the unreal and Imaginary, In him as In no other race It tound the coolness, the nerve, the utter In' difference to danger that can bring to past deeds ol reckless courage that were Imagined by the romanticlsta ol other nations, but rarely lound living exemplification. Incidentally it may be remarked that thla characteristic American displays Itself elsewhere than on the battlefield. In a less worthy way It ia lound driving men to riakt In the financial speculations of the day, Many an American baa entered Wall atreet and played itt dangerout and nerve-racking game with all the oool Indifference with which he would buy a penny paper from the newsboy on the atreet. American youtba early manifest the same indomitable pluck and love of risk, and coolness in the presence of danger. The popularity of football, with Itt violent and haz ardous ohancea, ia proof of thla. These qualities which enter into and explain Funston'a aot, are, of course, not exclusively American, but they have In no other people been com bined to such splendid degree. They to make up that remarkable quality we are wont to call the American Senator Burton't Policy. A Washington dispatch which seems to be by authority says that the reports published In various Kansas newspapers are doing Senator Burton a great injustice. He has made no fight on the reappointment of Hon, Thomas Ryan as assistant secretary ot the interior and has promised friends there not to, Judge Ryan has made a very popular officer and if a light was made on him it is not certain that Kansas would secure his successor. "It is true that the senator has said that he was under no obligation to either Judge Ryan or General liritow, but he has not so tar as can be learn ed here made any effort to disturb either of the aboved named officers. Only Senator liurton knows what he intends to do, but it it is generally believed here that he will take no steps against Mr. Bristow until next December, if he does then. It is well known here that the postmaster gen eral and the president would be ad verse to having anything done in his case until alter the cases against Mr. Neeley and Major Rathbone are acted upon. "Senator Burton is on friendly terms with the president and all this talk about his being turned down by the President is without foundation. "It has been given out that all the officers will be permitted to serve out the term of four years unless re moved for cause." Grant Glllett'a oreditort teem deter mined to keep him tcared at long aa possible. REFLECTOR, ABILENL, KANSAS, APRIL 11, 1901. TWELVE PAGES. KantM1 "Wet" Election. It la somewhat remarkable in view of the recent temperance agitation in Kantaa that the city electloni wen to largely opposed to the enforcement ot the prohibitory law. In Topeka, the head and troot ol the prohibition movement with a nominal Republican majority ot 2500, a Democrat waa elected mayor on a "wet" platform. Junction City made a straight tight on the temperance question and the anti-prohibitionists carried every ward in the city, electing their mayor by 278 majority. Atchison nominally Republican by 600 elected a Democrat by 800 on a wide open platform. The choice of ao many towns to be "wet," while it by no- meant Insures their being wet since county officiate may take a hand, meant that the pro hibitory law It not growing in lavor in the townt generally. No more favorable ime for a temperance show ing hat been teen In five yeart than thit spring and that element hat giv en Itt belt possible strength. The probabilities are lair tor a resubmit slon fight in the next state' eleotlon. The attorney general ia preparing to bring suit against the ttate of Col- prado to enjoin the use of Arkansas river water lor irrigating purposes. He haa been studying the legal phase ol the question and taya that he it satisfied that one state can bring isuit againat another ttate in a matter ol thia kind, since it has suffered injury from the depletion of the water in the river. However arrangements will be made for aeveral individuala to ttart auitt to that when the deeialon ot the United 8tatea tupreme oourt ia rendered, it it it against the ttate, no lota ol time will result In the prosecu tion of another tort of tuit. The kg. islature appropriated (2,600 to prose cute the case. A potent factor in the rise in value of western lands Is the gradual trend of the market toward the base ot sup plies. Men familiar with the condi tions aay that at present the telling price of all farm products la higher in Topeka than In New York. Especially is thit true ol live stock, and trpon live stock doea much of Kansas' pros perity depend. 'The opening ol western market has contributed largely to thit end. Where a few yean ago long shipments were neoea. saty to get atock to market, now the west la furnishing the paoking houtet and often the shipments from thia state are west across the Rockies In. stead of east. The growing trade with the south and southwest is bringing oustomers to the Kansas farmer and he la finding that he prog' pers beoaute he can sell more thinga than ot old. A good many people refer to a cer tain kind ol apple as "Genitan" and eastern papers have hall long discus sions as to its proper name. E. B Knerr, an Atchison authority, says of it: "The apple referred to Is a well known variety, having been grown in Ameriua for the last hundred yeart, It has been and is known by vari ous names; as Genet, Genitan, Rawle's Genet, Jeniton, Janilon, Jennet, Janet, and still othera, which I do not now recall, Its oorrect' name is Rawle't Genet. There have been differences of opinion among fruit growera for many years as to what the exact orthography should be. Some fifteen years ago the American Pomologlcal society took the matter in hand, and decided that the spelling should be 'Rawle's Genet,' As this sooiety is universally reoognlzed as authority in pomological nomencla ture, its decision was accepted as final by all nomologists, and has never been questioned. The society's com. mittee on nomenclature, at the time of this docision, made a very lull and satisfactory presentation of the rea sons for their conclusion. This spell ing Is adopted by the Standard Die tionary." The recently enacted army law makes it mandatory upon the presi dent to maintain a force of at least 68,924 men, but leaves it to his dis cretion to augment this force, when necessary, to,100,000. It is now an- nounced that the president believes there will be no immediate necessity for enlisting the full quota of 100,000 troops, the situation in the Philip pines and elsewhere being such as to warrant him In maintaining the min imum foree. If this is the esse, the country will enjoy the Immediate benefits which were aimed at in plan ning for an elastic form of organisa tion. The threat of "militarism" in volved in the maintenance of an army of 100,000 was slight enough, but an honest purpose to keep the armv down to the minimum consistent with safety still further decreases that danger. And yet Brother Kropff says we are to have a wheat failure. Smart aa Lawrence it it rubber necked at Mrt. Nation the aame as other less dignified townt. The Globe Democrat it having a voting contest for the most beautiful Kansas woman and not a vote has yet been cast for Mrs. Nation. Wouldn't it be a good Idea to send prospective regulars to the Philip pines to find out whether or not they can fight before eduoating tbemP II tne Kiowa reservation la 0 with a drawing for 'the claims, about 12,000,000 applications will be filed. There it nothing to lose and $2,600 lo gl"- A Flag in a Church Bishop Walden, who bat been pre siding at the annual northwest con ference ot the Methodist churth at Ellsworth, wantt to tee the Ameri can flag in every church. Sunday he stopped in the middle of hit address and looked inquiringly about the pul pit, i "What are you looking forP" asked some one. "Old glory," replied the bishop. "It ought to be in the Sunday rcbool, and ought to be wreathed about the pulpit. Not to teach politics nor to unite church and state, but to teach us and Impress upon ua that under thia flag we have civil and religious liberty." Western Wheat Lands. F. M. Gillette of La Crosse said the other day of the changes in western Kansas: "Lands have Inoreased In value twent per cent in the past year. A lew years ago one oould not sell tor one hundred dollars quarters that are now eagerly snapped up at (300 or more. I have a section ot ol land that I rent. Last year my share ol the crops amounted to (1,000, pretty good rent. There are in western Kansas towns twice as many real estate men as two years ago and all seem to be making money. People are coming in from Nebraska, Iowa and other states and while we are losing some to Okla noma, on the whole the population Ib becoming more substantial. The new comers bring money and are prepared to stay." Wheat in that section and indeed In all parts of the western half of the state promises a better crop than last year which accounts to tome extent for the demand for real estate. lent, Holy Week and Good Friday. "Remember man that dust thou art and into dust thou shalt return." This Is the first lesson Inculcated by the holy season of Lent now at Its close, when upon Ash Wednesday, signed upon the forehead with ashes in the lorm ot a cross, with these worda each begina ita observance, a season that may be a breathing space amid the horrid din and discord of earth in the pursuit of business, pleasure, work or accumulation of wealth or power and the manifold distractions of life, a time to think of death and prepare at least remotely to make restitution, reparation and resolution, lor the hour ol death, when worldly concerns, save their effects, are but mere phantoms throughout the silent, majestio years of eternal time. Unless you shall do penance you shall all likewise perish." This is the second lesson, tor a carnal, sinful world penance; penance of prayer, of fasting, of pleasure tor personal sin and that of a heedless, desolate world "the whole world is made desolate because no one thinketh in his heart." You should always pray." The striving for the use ol the spiritual language ol the soul, the means for constant communication with the Creator and Sovereign Lord of heaven and earth and of all things, the Re deemer of the world who was bruised for our Iniquities and slain for our sins, with the mother of sorrows, the queen ot martyrs, who stood at the toot ol the cross, with the angels and saints and with the dead, who are blessed because they died in the Lord. And in the last week of Lent, Holy Week, when the church and Christian world, laying aside all expressions of oy and rejoicing, veiling crucifixes in purple, chants the tenebrae of lamentation, the matins and lauds of prophecy, prayer, contrition and sup plication in union with the sufferings and humiliations of the Lamb ol God, reproducing in detail and symbolism every word, act, scene and lesson of the last week of that life, whose death is our hope, and following on Good Friday to Calvary, watching and waiting beside the cross and sopulchre until "they ciosed the tomb and all withdrew." u. NEW FIRM AT CARLTON. Ill KESO & CO. WM. KESO and H. H EATON have found a partnership under the above name. We have the BEST STOCK of General - Merchandise in South Dickinson. NEW STOCK OF DRY CALL AND WM. Carlton, Kansas. About Mourning. Everything is attacked at last In KansaB. The latest charge is by the Marion Record on black In mourning. It Bays: "Why do people hang black crepe on the door when a loved one takes departure to 'the undiscovered country, from whose bourne no trav' eler returns,1 and clothe themselves with black garments in memory of the departed loved one? What ia there about black appropriate to these occa. sions? Blaok suggests nothing sweet or tender or beautiful. It is not a emblem of purity or ol hope. It is symbol ot nigbt, and night in Scrip ture and in all literature it a symbol ot danger and ol despair. Night is the time when doors are bolted and windows lastened and when the sigh ing ol the wind and the rustling of the leaves nettle the nerves. One of the best things said about heaven is that 'there 1b no night there.' Then, why wear the emblem ol night memory ol friends? Did you ever think that it it really a reflection upon them? Besides, it is an un healthy custom. Any medical ex. pert will tell you that. Really, the i - world needs no symbols of mourning, Nature heals and hides her soars as soon as possible. Every soul knows its own sorrows, and that is enough, No need to advertise them. But if the world must have a symbol of sor row, let it be white, unless, Indeed the sorrow be without hope. White is the emblem ot purity. White is the symbol ol peace. White is the garb in which angels are supposed to be robed. White is the oolor ol the great Throne around which we like to think our loved ones gather. White is typical ol the eternal day which it gives us joy to believe hat dawned upon them. And surely if our loved ones oould break the silence ot the tomb, ihey would bid us remember them iovfully rather than sorrow' fully." It ia a sign of a new condition of affairs that there are Democratic ed itors enough in the state to hold convention. The Democrats say that Wilder S. Metcalf ot Lawrence, is the slate can didate (or the Burton crowd (or gov. ernor. Nobody but the Democratic papers ever heard of it, yet no better man could be found for the job. The Chicago Teaohen' Petition. Springfield, 111., April 4. A decision will probably be rendered to-day by Judge Thompson in the case of the Chicago Teachers' federation, peti tioning for a writ of mandamus against the state board of equaliza tion to compel the board to reassess certain Chicago corporations which, it is charged, have avoided paying a fait tax upon their holdings. Yesterday's session of the court wns wholly taken np with arguments of the lawyers. Draw Their Revolvers la Court. Chattanooga, Tenn., April 4. Dur ing a session of the court at Kingston yesterday lion. Sam A. Brazeale and Hon. James J. LlttJtston, prominent attorneys and leading republican poli tlcinns, quarreled over a speech whlcK Littleton made against Brazeale, who ran for moyor of Kingston, end each drew a revolver and began firing. None of the shots took effect. They were separated by by-stnnders and both placed under arrest. New York Stone Quarries to Combine. Rochester, N. Y., April 4.-Nns have been perfected by which, before business opens this spring, all the stone quorHes In western New York producing the Medina block paving stones are to be formed into a com bination with a capital of $1,500,000 There are 15 quarries in the western part ot Monroe county, ebon! 40 in Orleans and aeveral In other counties, making a total of about 75. GOODS JUST RECEIVED. 8EETHEM. KESO ft CO. Local Markets. Butter, good I! U 18 Eggs, per dos 10 Hens 5 Boosters 4 Ducks and geese ', & Turkeys per pound, alive e Potatoes per bu , 50 Colorado potatoes go Flour per 100 lbs 1 80 8 00 Hogs per 100 lbs 5 40 A 5 65 Oowi per 100 lbs 1 16 Q I as Steers per 100 lbs 8 00 a 4 00 Sheep on foot 1 00 0 4 10 Wheat No. t (SOW Wheat No. 8 es t) (8 Wheat No. 4 .,, 62 0 69 Cora 85 Rye 1 40 Oats a BBTMB If ABUT, Prices tor creamery butter at points named (or week ending today. Dickinson county price 1H cents less than New Yoik 1)4 cents leu than Obicago.l Kansas Citt Fancy separator 80c, dairy fancy inc. Obicaoo Creamery 15 0 H, dairy 11 0 Niw Yoni-Creamery 16 0 a, factory lltolIM, Public Sale! The undersigned, intending to quit farming, will tell his entire farming stook at hit residence 6 miles south and 1 milea west of Abilene, and 1 mile east and 1 mile south of Acme, on Thursday, April 18, commencing at 12:30 p. m. sharp 'the following property to-wit: 12 head of Horses. 65 head of Cattle. Farming Implements. Also 140 acres of growing wheat. MsTFor detailed list of artioles see sale bill. Terms: All sums of $10 and under cash, sums over (10 a oredit of 8 months will be given on notes with approved security at 10 per cent in terest; if paid when due only 6 per cent Interest will be charged. 4 per cent discount for cash. No property to be removed until settled for. J. N. Burton, Auctioneer. Public-Sale! Having sold my farm I will sell at public sale at my place, one mile east of Buckeye avenue, Abilene, on De troit road, on Tuesday, April 23rd, commencing at 10 a. m, sharp, the following property to-wit: 12 head of Horses. 48 head of Cattle. 54head of Hogs. Farming Implements. Also some household and kitchen furniture. Itf-Fora detailed Hat ot article! see sale bill. Terms: Sums of (10 and under. cash; over (10 a credit of i months will be given on notea with approved security at 10 per cent interest; il paid when due only 6 per cent Inter. est will be chargrd. 2 per cent die count for cash. No property lo be removed until settled for. Free lunch at noon. J. H. BRICKER. J. N. Burton, Auctioneer. . '. Went to the. OonTention- ' A number ot Sunday school work ers ol the oity went to Solomon to at tend the county f 8. 8. convention) which began there today.