AhlLk.it ti wi-taXf lkbzi.bMi.it a, kauubs,
The Reflector Publishing Co.
Entered for tmnnmiMion thronnh the
OnlUKl State, mall, u woond ilmmlW.
OfaUl tmptr .DWWW.B Ohm.
If paia In advance or within the yean
tlx Months JJ
It not paid In advance or within the enrio
One Veer J
"" 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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
We Quit the Cloth
206 Cedar Street,
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.
206 Cedar St.,
Harris did not have residence
nh la Canaaa to vote. What do
yon think of that for a oandidaU for
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-
... 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
4 Head of Horse
34 Head of Cattle
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
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
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.
First published In Abilene Weekly Reflector
Nor. 16, 190&
In tbe Probate Court of Dickinson Oounty,
State of Kansas. .
In the matter of the estate of William T.
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
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.
First published In tbe Abilene Weekly
Hector Noretnfcer 16, 1M0.1
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
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,
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.
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