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(1 fkfkcfiir. OFTICIAL PAPER OF ABILENE AND DICKINSON COUNTY TWELVE PAGES. I VOL XXIV, ABILENE, KANSAS. THURSDAY, MORNINH. APRIL 18. IM7 NO. 32. Dillon Art Club; Its Helpful Work Tbe woman', club a. an ioBtitution of the town hat become familiar to every one and Its many good accomp lishment, are thoroughly appreciated, but Dickinson county enjoys the pres tige of having what is probably Ihe only woman's club among farmers' wives and daughters that exists in the state. It has so many interesting features that it seems worth while to tell our readers something about it. This club is known as '-The Dillon Art Club" and has for its members about thirty wives and daughters of farmers living--in South Dickinson. The club lias been organized about three years and during that time has met every two weeks at homos of the members. The originator of the club was Mrs. Alice Seller, who is still an active member. The membership in full, with the officers for the present year follows: President, Mrs. Fred Hower. Vice president, Mrs. H. L. Pitts. Seoretary, Miss Mary Bertsohinger. Treasurer, Miss Emma Bertsohinger. Organizer, Mrs. Alice Seller. Anna Sterling Emily Pitts Mrs J P Orr Edna Mosley Viva Cleaver Luoy Pitts Mrs. F J Bumold Stella Sterling Mrs. J A Sterling Lana Mosley t Wlnnlfred Sterling Mary Hower Mrs Ida Lederer Cora Fanchier Mrs J II Sommers Mrs B B Hower r Anna Brinkman Mary Curry Melissa Seller llora Lorson Mrs Roy Bird Mrs Ernest Smith Lulu Sterling Gertrude Seller Lizzie Lorson Franois Sterling Mrs F Bertschinger Mrs M Springer The Dillon Art Club was the out growth of fancy needlework, rather than of literature or of science. Six women originally met in an informal organization and agreed to do em .roldefy and fancjr work." They sent '" to some eastern firm and secured pat terns and material and also obtained instruction on the most artistlo methods of performing that kind of adornment. Soon other members came into the club until finally the number Increased to its present di' mentions, and It ineludes practically all of the ladle, of that community, Some of them have to go lour to six miles to attend a meeting of the olub, but the fact that a large attendance is always present indicates that they get a greet deal of good and enjoyment out of it. A year ago at the Hope fair this club made formal exhibition of Its art work and its exhibits oooupled an en tire room in the principal building. Practically all of the premiums offered by the fair association for this de partment were captured by the Dillon Art club members. . Last fall they came to Abilene and entered thirty three pieces, winning eighteen pre miums there in competition with the most artistio art work of the en tire county. They have also sent ex hibits to Chicago and other eastern cities and have received premiums and prizes of all kinds. They get their instruction now from a Japanese and consider themselves experts in this line. While the direct benefits come through the improvement of their handiwork in these practical ways, there is an indirect benelit that can scarcely be measured. It has brought into the lives of these Dickinson coun ty farmers' wives and daughters a new intercut and contentment and has made them far happier than they would have been otherwise. At the club meetings many interesting things for tbe good of the community are talked over, and no happier neighbor hood exists anywhere than in that I'Icin'ity,: I' is tipea that- the cib will make a large exhibit in the next county fair. , TEMPERATURE 21 LAST NIGHT. Looks Like Much Damage to Fruit and Field. ; SpMlal to the Beflector. . Enterprise, April 19.-8. F. Wag ner, offiolal weather observer forDiok inson, says: .- "The temperature reached the low point of 21 degrees during the night last night. It seems that much damage has been done to fruit and vegetation." SNOW ON THE FOLIAGE- the Belated Storm la Good for Wheat and Grass. From Tuesday's Dallj The tail end of a blizzard swept over this section at 8 o'clock' this morning. The temperature dropped from 40 degrees to 29 and a brisk snow storin began. It lasted until noon. The lawns were white end the flowers that bloom in the spring tra la, bad a rather ohilly covering. Tbe wheat is helped as it needed moisture. Fruit is probably killed anyhow so It makes little difference. The green bugs, if there were any, are frozen stiff. H. K. Humphrey and W. B. Giles say they can't find any green bugs and think Dickinson's wheat is in perfect condition. HEIR IN DICKINSON. Mrs. J. W. Brown May Get Hand- gome Fortune- , Colonel 8. B. Rohrbaugh of Ottawa died in Excelsior Springs Monday. The death brings into issue in the settlement of his estate the question now pending in the form of guardian ship proceedings in probate oourt as to whether or not Colonel Rohrbaugh had been of sound mind tor the last few years. He was worth (200,000 and Mrs. J. W. Brown, a widow liv ing northeast of Abilene, Is one of the heirs. S. 8. Smith is her attorney and recently made a trip to' Ottawa to look after her Interests, She is: likely to receive a libera) slice of tiro .State. '.' rvA, Mrs. Brown left today for Ottawa to attend the funeral. r 3 ill A X f V 7 5 I-' "if at 4c COUNTV SCHOOL BAND AT CARLTON. Pioneer of Garfield Honored by Neighbors r The old neighbors and friends of T. W. Meserve gathered at his home at Bonaccord April 12th to celebrate bis 79th birthday. This la a neigh borhood custom. Mr. and Mrs. Me serve have seen the 200 houses and I dugouts of their earliest neighbors replaced by the little frames nnd lean tos and these again giving place to commodious farm bonses. Through all the hard years when the grass- , hopper was indeed a burden and the drouth and burning sun devoured j crops, Mr. and Mrs. Meserve worked 'on faithfully believing in Kansas. The latch string always hung out. Prayer meetings were held there when "Give us this day our daily bread" meant something. On the 12th it was an effort to real ise that this beautiful farm green with wheat and alfalfa, the apple trees laden with bloom, the well ap pointed house, the bountiful dinner for 85, all came from the sod bound prairie of 87 years ago. Those who could not be present also unite in wishing Mr. Meserve many more happy years among us. Dickinson Republicans Are All for Taft i Senator Brewer was interviewed in Topeka yesterday and said that he believes that Roosevelt will reconsider his decision and will become a candi date agaia to "vindicate" himself. "Then it ao qneeti.n as to the choice of the people ia oasa Roosevelt refuses to becomes a candidate," said Senator Brewer. "Out around Abi lene everyone Is for Taft. They think he it a Roosevelt man through and through and that if ha ia elected we will have a four years continuation of the Roosevelt policies." "It it Roosevelt for first choice," said Senator Brewer, "and Taft for second choice. They want Roosevelt badly and think bow he will have to ran again to vindicate himself. But if he will not be a candidate they will fall back oa Taft at the man who comes nearest representing the Roosevelt policies. Mr. Brewer oorreotly represents local feeling and It seems to be the sentiment of Kansas generally ex cept for the so-called Square Dealers who are for La Folletta. ' Gives Good Lecture, A large audience greeted Madame Mountford at the Methodist church last sight. She interpreted the Tw.aty.third Psalm and Illustrated shepherd life la Palestine. Tonight, 'Life ia Jerusalem," including aa tllnttrstioa of a aurriagt teeoe and aa Interpret Uoa at tbe parable of the "Tea Virgioa" will be gtvea. A silver offering it expected of each t'.M'iut tbe aasae to be hud oa tat plate apoa entering. These leetores art proving very popular ia oar city. For Sals. At private sale, six good males, t art I yean and 4 art t years old; good s-year-old horse. Also IS head yearling cattle oa fall feed, 11 young hogs. Price, reasonable. Psoas or oall oa U A. Skernua, Manchester, Eaa. Sl-I FATHER MAHER TO SPEAK. Well Known Priest to Deliver Mem orial Day Address. The G. A. R. has invited Father Maher of Salina to deliver the Mem. orial day address. He is known as an eloquent speaker. Rev. D. Swart of the Evange'ical church will preach the memorial sermon. From Caleb Powers. Gkoboetowsi, Ky., April 13. Editor Rkflsctor: Please accept my warm appreciation for the inter est you are taking in my cause. Thanking again yourself and the citi zens of Abilene for past contributions, I am, . Gratefully, Caleb Powers. A Pleasant Surprise. A pleasant snrprise was given to Grandma Doidge last Saturday, April 18, the occasion being her 69th birth day. About half past ten o'clock the neighbors and friends came in and completely surprised her each friend bringing a birthday gift and her children gave her a hansome reed rocker. At twelve o'olook s sump tions dinner was served. Those present were: Mesdsmet Kehler, jolits, Blunderfield, Fenn, Berry, A. Doidge, E. Doidge; Misses Mary Cora sod Jennie Doidge, Mary Karr; Messrs Elist, Jsmes snd Lw Doidge. The afternoon wis tpent In pleasant chat and music. In the svtning they all departed wishing her many happy returns of the day. Wanted. Having opened np a real estste offios ia Chapman I would Ilk. to get s large list of Dickinson county farms for sals. Any ons having lands for sale I would be pleased to have thtm list sams with me. I have t large lilt of Northwest Kansas Isads listed which I will be glsd to show to anyone de siring to go westward when land is obeaper. Call oa or address snt st Chapman, Kss. 81-8 T. J. Rex boat. En Wanted for Cask. Brewer hss large orders for cold storage parpoees sad will pay the highest market price for eggs either cash nr trade. Take year eggs to Brewer. ' 17-tf v Obituary. George W. Swigart while making a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Swigart in Manchester, Kas., before leaving for the west for his health was taken sick while with his parents shortly after he came to them where he remained until his death. He was born in Richland county, Ohio, October 16lh, 1880, and died April 9th, 1907, airel 26 years, 6 months, 28 days. He came with his parents to Oakland township, Clay oounty, Kas., la 1887, where he resided s faithful and highly esteemed young man. He accepted a position on the railroad where be has been working for the naat alx veers. Ha was one L. I . - TaftWe best nwmen rS the malt) line of the Santa Fe when he resigned his position Feb. 23rd, 1907. He w s taken to tbe hospital Nor. . 1st, 1906, where he stayed for about two months when he resumed his work but on ac count of ill health resigned, receiving papers of recommendation and also stating that his position was open to him any time his health would per mit. Jle was married to Miss Helen Sakavecb at Newton, Kansas, March 17th, 1906, where they have lived since. Besides his wife, father, mother, five brothers, Roy, Courtney and Jesse st home, Sam at Oak Hill, Scott in Alaska; two sisters, Margaret and Susie at Oak Hill, hs lesves a host of friends, to mourn the lost of tbe departed one. The funeral services were held st tbe Presbyterian cburoh in Manchester and the burial at the Keystone oeme tery. The members of the family wish to thank their many friends for tbe kind ness shown toward them In tbe sick ness of the hasband, son snd brother. Tree Planters, Notice. I will sgain open a nursery sale yard at my old stand cor. 4th and Buckeye when I hsvs been the past 8 yesrs. I ahall have s complete stock of shade trees, fruit trees, grapes, small fruits, evergreens, yard shrubbery, rose, etc All this stock will be in first clsss condition snd yon can come to yawl and pick your own tr tt. I hare sold thousands of dollars worth of trees from this corner snd I wsst to see all my old customers back with their friends this year. Salt yards open last week in March if weather permits snd lssti through tht month of April. lard phons 16. Ihsvs prise winning stock of single comb Rhode Island Red chickens. Can furnish eggs from yard sr my residence 1010 Kuney at II and 1.60 per setting They best all others during the stats laying contest ia 1904. M. D. Settle. Cash for Errs. Take yonr eggs to Brewer. High- set market price paid either ia cash or trade. 27-tf For Sale. Good Urge work horse. Call st Wells Fargo express offlcs. 7t-tfs28-tf Natural Gas Is Headed This Way A letter from C. H. Pattlson to the Emporia council says that his com pany will have gas In Emporia in a year. It Is the purpose of the company to organize a looal oompany with a capi tal stock nf about a hundred thousand dollars. About 'en thousand of this they hope to sell in Emporia, for the purpose of hsving local people Inter ested in the company's welfare. At Amertous thoy have talked of organ izing a ten thousand dollar oompany, and at Council Grove a hundred thousand dollar oompany. From Counoil Grove it Is intended to extend to Junotlon City and Salina probably taking in Herington snd Abilene. Pearl Union SchooJ Closes Prosperous Year Pearl, April IS. Union dlstrlot No. 1 closed its filth term of school last Friday with appropriate exercises. The hall was crowded to its capacity to enjoy the program whtob was given In honor of the first class io graduate from this school. Much credit is due to the teachers who worked so faith fully the past year. The teachers an Prof. J. A. Sempsrote, Mrs. H. J. Hesselbarth snd Miss Nsnnie Goodell, primary teacher. Tht program in cluded choruses and songs by the school snd special numbers by Mabel Brundage, Earl Stodt, Ralph John ston, Hazel Taylor, Stella Delker, Lincoln Fiedler, Lydie Lind, Millard Taylor. In a fine tributt to tht school Miss Stella Delker sild: "Our school li no longer an experiment but a suc cess. Compared with the neighbor ing schools we find tht attendance more regular, a better classification of pupils, a better time table, more direct help from the teacher, larger classes of equal advancement, more careful discipline and greater enthu slasm. In such a school wt find it convenient to obtain a high school education without leaving home. Many other advantages might be enumerated t)ut time will not permit our entering into a deeper discussion of the subject. To the patrons let me say that wt hava hen an Institution, in which all can havs aa equal and worthy pride. To lbs promoter! snd those who have workad so faithfully in its Interests we, st s class, tender our heartfelt thanki. Wt trnitthat as ytsn go by ths yonng people of this community msy hen gain, not only the foundstion of a higher educa tion, but alio such Incentives at lead l hem to the highest plain of noble living." County Superintendent McCormlck presented tbe diplomas. The patrons of Union Dist. No. 1 an justly proud of their school and their aim is to make it ont of tht best if not the best school in tht oounty. Abilene May Be With out Dramatic Shows Tht lecture ooursc oommittet which it considering leasing tht theatn for next season has received a list of talent that ean be secured. It In cludes I musical entertainments, f lectures and t other entertainments. Ia addition 4 or i sveningi will de voted to entertainments secured later. Tickets idmitting to the 24 numbers will be sold for 65 and tbe committee believes it can be made to win. Tbe nnt of tat theatre and tht tal ent will eoat about $2,700 and It will need 600 tickets to pay out. The ex tra door receipts will make np the remainder. No more shows an booked for the Seelye this seasoa. "The Girl from Bagdad" which has beea written and copyrighted by Mrs. K. H. Logwood who took tht leading role for two seasons, will be presented daring the prior carnival asd may be gives is ths theatre. David Warfield In "The Muslo Master," one of the greatest presenta tions ever oa tbe Americas stage, it to be la Ksnsaa City next week. It was played three yean la Ntw Tork snd always to standing room. Ia Chicago it was difficult to obtain ad mission, to completely was the house sold oat in advance. Junction City is to hsvs Isabel Irving sad her oompany is "Susan la Search of a Husband" direct from tbe Willis Wood, Kansas City, next Wed eeeday evening. Salina Is to open its sew conven tion hall seating 1700 with "The Lloa snd the Mouse" by the Chicago oompany Saturday evening April 20. Tickets an 12.60, $S ssd $10. Salina ll justly proud of its fins bnildiag which hat toet 640,000 sad is a credit to the city.