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-neons it- The Reflector Publishing Co. Entered for tmnnmiMion thronnh the OnlUKl State, mall, u woond ilmmlW. OfaUl tmptr .DWWW.B Ohm. SPBSCBIPTIOHb. If paia In advance or within the yean neVear vM tlx Months JJ Three Months. It not paid In advance or within the enrio One Veer J in Month! Three Months "" tHUESDAT, NOV. It, 190- However, when we run for offioe we want the Kansas City Star on our l ji, Harris says he wlU "accept the result." Good. We were afrnld he wouldn't. The Hope Dlspatob quotes Elmer BugU as laying "Zounds!" when he heard the election returns. We don't believe It. . Charlie Morton's smile ' has not faded yet. You oouldn't hit him with a majority big enough to dis turb hit good nature. A New yorkbank declared a 900 per eent dividend whioh of course ia a fairly remunerative return but it would be considered mighty amall in Kansas. ' J. T. Prlngle of "and cot" fame, who was the introduoer of an antl. pasa bill and yelled anti-railroad harder than anybody, was beaten out of sight for representative. Eldge township Republicans de serve medal. They gave the eame vnta for Hoch as for other atate tflloera and gained in majorities all down the line. Bidge Is all rignt. Lawrenoe Gazette; The Topeka Capital aays the majority In Shawnee nniintv for Harrle came as a surprise. The Capital evidently thought the voters would not take lt fight against the Republican ticket seriously. state.' here W. R. Btubba is to build a 126,000 . -. t .hull , Via Inn.! nouse at umi" 1 - papers sav will be "the finest in the gave the Democratic party the only . About the "Square Deal." Toneka Herald: If the "Sqnare Deal" nlatform received "instant and enthusiastic response from thousands of Kansas Republicans," will we Capital please toll what they did with their voles? Let us look tor tne resuu in Governor Hoch's vote in few places where the "Square Deal" pro gram was laid before the voters as the greatest thing that ever happened in Kansas politics ana aee wnai me result was. In Lvon county, the home of Wil liam Allen White, and where the Em poria Gazette went into raptures over the "Sauare Deal" program, Governor Hoch lost the bounty by 83S votes. lu 1904 he carried it by 1,018 votes. In Saline county, the home oi joe B i t)W, a double d stilled "Square Dealer," whose paper, the Salina Journal, held up the "Square Deal nlatform as a new declaration of In dependence, Governor Hoch lost the aounty by 635 votes, in isu ne carried It by 1,08. In Douglas county, the home of W. R. Stubbs, the high "muckey-muck" of the "Square Deal" tribe, where the Lawrenoe World and Journal rendered a perpetual duet on the beauties of the "Square Deal" platform, Govern or Hoch. carried the county by 189 votes. In 1901 he carried It by a,ll votes. In Shawnee oounty, the home of James A. Troutman, the president of the "Square Deal" league, where the Capital has told the people for months in several different languages what a hot thing the "Square Deal" platform was, saving the party from defeat because of the mistakes of the state convention, Governor Hoch lost the oounty by 608 votes. In 1904 be carried it by 3,110 votes. There is no doubt that thla "Square Deal" supplemental platform received enthusiastic response from thousands ef Kansas Republicans, as the Capital claims, but the vote showa that, the response was in the form of a vote for Colonel Harris, as everybody with any political common sense knew that it would be No greater exhibition of bossism than the program of the "Square Deal" dictators was ever attempted In i.ho nnlltical hlstorv of Kansas. It r Heverat hundred conies of the Tope ka Capital containing an ,attack on Renreeentative Creech were sent Into Dickinson '. Oounty the day of elec tion In an effort to punish blm be cause be would not go into the Babbit Book. ' The voters reaa tne aitacn and then voted. Creech had over 600 majority -which shows what the peo nla nf Dickinson county think of the Babbit Book and how greatly they honor Mr. Creech. It may be mentioned that in Her- Ington where a large part of these naner. were distributed Mr. Creech had 236 majority, Ms opponent only receiving a total of 102 votes. That shows what people think of him at home. In Abilene be naa zoi majori ty which shows what they think of bim in Abilene. Mr. Creech seems to be fortunate In the friends he has made and also perhaps has some reason to feel fairly well satisfied with the enemies he has made. - It is understood that he will enoouragement to begin Its battle and , , u . .m i,i. from interfered in a disastrous way witn VlBll AOIIOUO W dwu . - . thft nnrt.v nrcanizatlon and campaign the liu.uuu resiuence juav BimBi i j o v I l f tnllr .knnt it 'ma A ... vote getter is to impugn the Intelli C. J. Olson has reason to be proud e of th)) people of Ksn9lli i M. hnmA vnta. He received 103 p nf Mai hnlTlA vnta. He reoeived 108 out of 108 votoa in Fragrant Hill. But on the other hand Mr. Creech made a gain of 66 per cent on the Bepublloan vote there In 1890 when the Republican ticket received only 8 votes. This time he had 6. Beant cries "fraud I" One thing that no body can like about Henri t Is that he Is inch a rotten had loser IK. 0. Bur. And on the first page of the same Issue the Star cries "fraud in Kansas." The Star and Harris seem to be in Hearst's class. Charles Sessions, private secretary to Gov. Hoch, has resigned and will go to Washington as correspondent of the Kansas City Journal at the capi tal. He will win too. They don't make any better newspaper men In these days than Charles Sessions. From the election returns received today It would seem that no oonslderable number of Jack rabblle had to tet out of the way to per mit any particular number of candidates to make a reoord run. Eldoraoo Bepublloan. It also appears that those who were the biggest rabbita had the hardest scramble for their political salvation. The vote on the atate ticket exoept governor which is elected by the usual Republican majority showa that the knocking of the oivlo leaguers cut mighty little figure. Many of the leading advocates of its fight on the Republican platform and ticket were defeated. How it must make the old time Populist mourn as he sees the Dickin 1 son returns with 4 votes tor the Peo ple's Party ticket. Only a few years ago and the People's Party was in the majority and Its members grew in diraent when tbe RarLBCToa told them such a party could not last. Elisabeth Herbert, assistant poetr Bihtrese at Hiawatha, a sister of Bav in Herbert, died Sunday after a brief illness. She had been a teacher for twenty-five years, a great worker for public improvement and was a leader in club work for women. She was serving her ninth year as postmletreaa She anticipated death and prepared a lib statin! that she considered dth the preateat avent of life and asked that there be no black worn, no moornine. only Sowers and brighUiee and light. She was one of God's 'e women and the world is poorer rhv;t!;e ate paed front it. The Middle Class Family. Tbe most difficult of all positions to maintain Is that of a middle class family on a submerged income. The country was never so rich as today or the minister so poor. Everyway shares in the common prosperity but the parson. The cook and tne laun dress have three time the pay they got thirty years ago, and shorter hours; but the minister's wife re ceived nothing then and receives nothing still. One of the September magaxinea printed a number of letters reoeived recently from the wives of men whose aalarlea ranged from $1,200 to 11,800, and acaroely one of these oould keep a maid. One household. made up of several adults, had out the meat bill to ten cents a day, whioh at preaent prices does not mean much in weight and less in quality. Not one of these lamlliea was Keeping up any life insurance or saving bank accounts. Only one in nve reported any sums contributed to charity or ohurch. And yet the olass represent ed Is the dominant elass In cities. The average American family con tains 4.14 persons, and tna average income per family In the United States ia $883.89. But the mechanic with $G00 a year is rloher than the minister with 11,0 0, because the one may adopt a scale of living from those below him and the other must adopt a soale of living from those above him The Interior. In order to offset the election talk by printing something for the women the Washington Republican's leading editorial is: Red is to be worn a great dtsal this winter, though checks and greys predominate, empire s-owns with seven gores, trimmed with swans down and chiffon, with neatly smocked shoulders and tuck-me-dore ruffles are tha csrrect thing for reoeptions and other formal gath ering. Shoes are bein worn a litu broader, but aot many of them wear any longer. Peek-a-boo waists have gone oa a vacation but the prospects are that tby will return with begia- ning of summer. The hoop-skirt evasion has been repelled. W. P. Seeds was de(ted for u prene oonrt juntloe la Colorado by 16,000. It was i Job worth ightipg for 10 years at t0 per. The Chapman Advertlaer editor has pondered the matter carefully and gives this as his deliberate judgment: No Kansas home Is altogether happy ' .... . i 1 without a oatntuD, a oouqunt u flowers on the dinner table and a Bible in the living room. When the whole family bathes In a basin there leapt to be uncleanliness which is close kin to the devil. When there Is nothing on the table but bread and meat, no clean linen, no flowers, no shining silver, there Is apt to be cross words or auarrels. And when there are Bibles only on tbe shelves in the dark corners of the library worian ness soon erlps the ooou pants of any home. The average man who keeps dean Inside and outside, who looks at the flower and not the dust, who reads the Bible and loves bis wife and baby is the best oitizen. He is worth more to the community than the in dividual who has a mansion and a library and stocks and bonds and, 'in side, the Satan of selfishness bigger than a woodchuck. Are Voting Machines Practicable? The Topeka Herald says: "It does not matter who is elected.lt is an out rage that the people of Kansas should be able to hear the result of the elec tion In almost every other state in the Union before they know what it is in Kansas. Our election methods are out of date and should be changed for those which will save the state from two or three days of anxiety and un certainty when the resnlt Is a olose one. The next legislature would do well to adopt voting maohines even though they oost a large sum at the beeinnine. They would eoon pay lor themselves in the saving of election expenses whioh they would effeot, as well as in wear and tear on the nerves of tbe people and business of the state caused by days of uncertainty." But suppose a voting machine were stored in a barn out in the oountry ten miles from town for two years and then set op and started on the election. How much dependence oould be plared in ltP It it broke down about 2 o'clock in the afternoon wouldn't there be a firstclass roarF Is it net likely that repairs would cost more than the present election ex penses? A provision by which counting could commence an hour after the polls open is all that is needed to hurry the Information about the re sult. . . The Commercial Congress. A tralaxv of oratorical stars of the first magnitude will be at Kansas City next week. The 17th annual aession nf the Trans-Mississippi Commerolal congress will open In the great Con vention hall there on xuesaay, utn Inst for a four days' session and will be attended by some oi tne most prominent businessmen and eminent talesmen in tbe western oountry. The commercial congress is corn- nosed of delegates from the commer cial organizations throughout the twenty-four western states ana terri tories and nearly two thousand dele- iratM are exneoted to attend. Among the noted speakers win oe Recretarv of State Elihn Root, Hon Win. J- Bryan, Seoretary of the Treas ury Leslie M. Shaw, H. tlarriman. President Union Paciflo By. Co., Sen ator Wot. 1. Stone, Hon. John Barrett, minister to Panama and David B Franols of 8t Louis. Tk. anuilnni will be held in Con vention hall and will be open to the ...kilo Tkla neetinir will be the moat Important busineaa gathering of basiMssmea in the United States this year. The offioers of tha commercial ooagrass are D. R. Francis, president; Fred W. Fleming, chairman eieeotlve committee; a D. Loveland, San Fran- ojtoo, vioe president; meo. o. rt w,n xhtiriniu ooesrreeeional oonj naittee; u. o. lopping. '"-" A. t. Francis, s.rMrv. J. B. Cn la vioe preaiiient for Kansas aod a aanctMr of Use executive commit. The head of this happy family bought a Majestic Range at our recent Exhibit Note the look of satisfaction on the faces of all. Kansas' Great Lawsuit. For seven years Kansas and Colo rado have been engaged In a lawsuit over the ownership of the water in tbe Arkansas. The attorneys will next month file their final briefs and make the arguments before the United States supreme court. This is by all odds the most impor tant case ever brought in tbe interest of the semi-arid lands of the west and its effeot is far-reaching. At first it was considered as merely a scheme for the attorneys to obtain fees at the expense of the states con oerned; but that period has passed and it is recognized oi vast impor tance to every settler and irrigator in the southwest. Uoon the deoision to be eiven prob ably in mid-winter depends the future of the reclamation service in all cases in which the government has to do with rivers running from one state to another. It is because of this that the government appears in this case as an Interpleader, claiming that the states that are the principals have no right to the matter at all but that tne government is really most interested, since it should be enabled to distri bute the waters of the nation in what ever state it sees fit, regardless of the desires of the states. Beeaue of this claim on the part ef the reclamation eervloe tnejease assumes much Importance to the west. The government and the dltoh companies have spent some $100,000 on tbe oase; the two states Interested have expended 1200,000 or more. Naturally the people of the aonthweat who are direotly reached Dy tne river and its tributaries are watching the outcome witb great interest. 1 , . . Like no other stream in America is the Arkansas. It rises in the moun tains and rushes through Colorado nntil It reaches the plains. On the Colorado side have been constructed unwt beet snerar faotories, Irrigation ditches and many reservoirs, with the result that when they are all asking i. the eastern Dart of the valley, which is In Kansas, nas no water whatever and the farmers who desire' it for their crops are disap pointed. Thla It was that caused tne lawsuit, backed by the state legisla ture, and with all the machinery oi the atate government and Its com manft. Colorado has claimed that the water is not used to the detriment of Kansas and that the right to use it be longs to tha state where the river rises. If it can Use the waters oi tne Arka'naaa Itcan also ose those of the Platte and the Colorado and any other .lnimi that start from the highest state In the Union. Thla question has never been decided by the highest court. Doe the owner of a spring have the right to all Us water r Does the atate In which a river starts have the right to all tho water that the trm container Upon thla question depends much of the work of the re clamation service, lor It cannot omm raaervolrs if they ara to benefit only one state and whioh are to divert the .. from the states farther down tbe stream. Closing Out SALE. We Quit the Cloth ing Business. The Arcade 206 Cedar Street, Abilene, Kansas, Has concluded to close out its entire Clothing Stock on the second floor. This stock consists of popular price clothing for men's and boys' wear, men's Overcoats and Ulsters,- men s Duck and Rain Coats. Full line of men's Pants, boys' Knee Pants, Hats, Caps, Trunks, Valises, Suit Caees, men's Shoes of every description, men's and boys' Sweat ers, Flannel Shirts, Wool Underwear. We have marked down this stock of goods to close at oost and some less than cost. ' Look Out for Big Values. In addition to the above, we have placed oa sale our complete stock of ladies' and children's Cloaks, turs, Wool Fascinators, and Newport Scarfs, ladies' and children' Wool Underwear, all marked down es pecially for this great sale. We have mailed you bill, ask your neighbors If they received one. Come as early as possible as the sizes will soon get broken. THE ARCADE 206 Cedar St., Abilene, Kansas, Harris did not have residence nh la Canaaa to vote. What do yon think of that for a oandidaU for goveraoryi-llli111- Under the clrenmstanoe Gov. Hoch could acaroely be blamed U he picked a few flower pot, paving brick aad pieme of ld p!p from the eoewrva tory of ti:t noul and 1st erWi aod ,ttndry ioiirtdaals have Vm a-iinre ia the fnca- Public Sale. ... ii iit ...it.. I will KM ml puuiiu BUVMVH A Ml north and 3 west of Abilene and 6 . t a fT" l V O miles BO 111 a OI J.iiug3 ua J.. v Browni farm, on Friday, KovemSsr 23d, commencing at 10 a. m. sharp, the following property: 4 Head of Horse 34 Head of Cattle 45HedofHoo;a Farm Implements it fMft. A dnnen ohickena. TKKM3: All sum of $10 and under cash; same over $10 a eredit of Ifi mstnths will be riven on note with approved security at 10 per eent In- tereai; u jmu " ""' - r oent internet will b cha-ged. No property so e nraio'w "' for. f per oent off for h oa some over! 10. frwe lunch at aooa. IFiMt publiflhed In Abilene Weekly Be Hector cioveniner it, ivuo.j v Botice of Appointment STATE OF KANSAS, I , uickineon uoimty, ( . :. In the matter of tbe estate nf William T. : Rurrhard deceaaed. late of Dlnklnuin tlnua. .1 ty, Kansae. Notice liherebr or! r en that on the lflth da of November, A. D.,190fl, the undersigned wu ' dj iue rrooate uour or uiciunson uounty, Kansas, duly aDuoUted and Qualified aa i administrator of tbe estate of William T. Burcbard. deceased, late of Dickinson Ooun- tv. Kansas. All nartlea Interested In said estate will take notice and govern them selves accordingly. U. H. Malott, d. d. omith, Auminutraior. Attorney. . First published In Abilene Weekly Reflector Nor. 16, 190& Botioe. Legal In tbe Probate Court of Dickinson Oounty, State of Kansas. . In the matter of the estate of William T. Burcbard, deceased. To Carrie L. Burchard. Floyd F. Burchard and to the following named minors; Sam- , nel 11. Burchard, Irene J. Burchard, Bu" gene Burchard and Thalma Burchard, and ' U. O. Towner, guardian ad litem for said minors: Yon and each of yon will hereof take notice that I, M. H. Malott, tbe undersigned admin istrator of the estate at WllliHm T. Burcbard, deceased, have tiled my petition In the Pro bate Court of Dickinson County, Kansas, od the 14th day of November, A.I). 1906. wherein 1 allege it la necessary to 11 the following described real estate situated In Dickinson county, Kansas, to-wit: The west one-half (K) of tbe northwest quarter (ii) of section one(l). township fourteen (14) range two 00 east of the 0th principal meridian, for tbe purpose of paying the debts against the said ebtate and asking for an order to sell the same at prlvare sale. That said hearing Is st for Tuesday, No vember Ulth, 1008, at the office of Probate Judge In tbe court house In the City of Abi lene, Dl?kln on County, Kansas, at tbe hour of ten o'clock a. no, H. H. Malott, 8. S. Smith, Administrator. Attorney. io-S First published In tbe Abilene Weekly Hector Noretnfcer 16, 1M0.1 Publication Notioe, In the District Court of Dickinson county, State of Kansas. B. K, Ban ford. Pearl Sanford, and B. K. Han ford, as guard in of ouy T. Sanford. a minor, Plaintiffs, TS. John J. Gels, as heir-at-law and administra tor of John Oels, deceased, and the un known belrs-at-law, devisees and trustees of John Gels, deceased, Defendants. To defendants John J. Gels and the unknown heirs, devisees, administrators, executors and trustees or John Gels, deceased : Ton and each of you are hereby notified thutyou have been sued by plaintiffs in the above-entitled court and cause, and that you and Men of yon must answer plaintiffs' peti tion tiled h- rein against you, on or before the Wth day of December, 1900, or it will be taken as true against any and all of you not so answering, and Judgment of tbe following nature will betaken against any and all of you so lo default as aforesaid forever so Join ing and burrlug yon and each of you from setting up or claiming any right, title or interest In or to the following described real estate, situated In iricklnson county, state of Kansas, to-wit: Lot No.one hundred on Main street, In Solo mon Cliy, Kansas. B K. Sahtord, ' Piahl k roHB, and B. K SANronn as guardian of Guy T. Sanford, a minor, y their attorney, B. 8. Smith. ''iS!3' First published la the Abilene Weekly Re flector Nov. IS, 1901 J Botioe to Nnn-ItefcdenT jL In the District Oonrt of Dickinson Oonnty. State of Kansas. . Charles 8. Carr, Plaintiff, s, Caleb B. Carr, Nan"? M. Jenney, Henry Carr, Francis 3. Carr, Geotve Lawson, NetUe Bmiih and Joba Bmiifa, Defendants. The defendants, Nancy M. Jenney, Henry ' Carr Francis O Carr and George Lawson, an hereby no lifted that they have been sued by the plaintiff the abovs entitled action la tha above court and that they must answer he petition of tbe pUUtlfi in said actloa flit don or before these h davof December. A. p. 1M. or the same will be taken as true and Judgment will b rendered quieting the title In the plaintiff to the following dea scrihd real eaute situated In Dickinson county, Btafteof Kana, to-wit: Toe vast one-ball () nf lot sii (B) and all of lots elg'-MW and tn (10) on Fourth strtwt of the original town of Solomon City, Dickinson Vfttnesa any haad and emtl of said Oomrt this ua dati of November, 14. H Om a, I '! nr of District Court. CnvnusS Ckh, Plaintiff. By C. O. Toweaa, his attorney. em at m-mr-wtm 3, o. amjLktu ATTORHIT-AT-L4W, OBweeer AWlaae Isasaeia ' ksjDLnsrm, Eesnue. Van- I 8. ETrXLSriTH, H D. aiiliib. Earn. fraettee BehlOe ttt, riW D) mmm, 1 a ef fan, an IHawM a Ire.