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OFFICIAL PAPER OF DICKINSON COUNTY-TWELVE PAGES. VOL XXV. KM,KVK,N KANSAS. THURSDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 12, 1907 NO. !. Abilene City Schools Open for New Year Abilene schools opened Mouday wiln large attendance and a good inter est. 1 : The high school pupils had an in teresting session In the new building, which was used for the first tlu. At chapel Supt. Staoey. Prinuipiil Williams, Eev. Dr. Btsyney, Kev. S. E. Betts and 41. E. Ackers made chort talks. Mrs. Young led the music with Miss Sterl at the piano. The pupils are delights with the lini d ing and a successful term U In pc re pack Ail the -'teaoixirs, Misses Donica, Dickinson, Benri and Everett, are here. The Garfield building has been re papered and Improved during vaca tion and Is in find condition. The new MoKlnley bnilding on West Side has three rooms in use With Miss Over as principal. . The Lincoln building bas also been pat in good condition and had its usual attendance. The schools start the yter under pest favorable auspices. The total enrollment was 841, an SUPT. STACK. increased 20 per cent over last year. The " buildings have: High school, seniors 18, ltiniors 41), sophomores , freshmen 58; Garfield 404, Llnooln 168, McKinlevlU. i-y.H'- !L.ci.-'. I J -Yf : b. V ( .! Abilene Board of Education. LIBRARY-CONTRACT LET. J. L. Kruger to Build Structure for v,. $12,000. The contract for the new Carnegio library was let today to J. 1..- Kruger for 112,000. It is to he completed in ix months. The board retains $500 of the Hi.500 giv u by Carnegie for library . furnishing. Considerably more will be needed liut this will go a long way. Mrs. J. M. Gleissner haa resigned from the library board and the mayor will appoint another number. Mrs. Gleissoer haa been one of the moat efficient members of the board and will be greatly missed. For many years she has been an Interested worker for Abilene's pnblio library. C Johntx on Library Board. Christian Johnti baa been appointed OB the library board to sucored Mrs. J. U. Gleissner. resigned. The selec tion is good one and Mr. Johnts will make a capable and efficient mem- ' . HOPE FOUNDER 13 DEAD. Newell Tharstia Passed Away Sud denly at HU Borne. . Newell Tbarstiar, one of too found er of Hope and a resident there since the tariy days, died at his home (a Oat eily last Bight. Be earea a wife and so. Mr. Tharstia was 4ged abont 71 years and was highly respected by all- Some Early, Settlers of Dickinson County iiini iiiiiii. i. ii limn, i i ; i..iiiiil..iii. in. i .1 i i. inn '- .iims... m. iii i i.m "'" ""' """""""""""" ' " """"""" !' '. . .'1 - ...... ' j , J : I 1 1 i C. HUFFMAN. FRANKLIN THORl'E. O. t. MURPHY. Old Settlers Reunion A Great Success The annual Old Settlers reunion held at Enterprise's- beautiful grove Thursday waa a very successful affair. Fully 3000 people were present and all thoroughly enjoyed the occasion. The morning was devoted to the address by the president, G. R. Lamb, and music. The Enterprise band and an Abilene quartet, Messrs. Malott, EllisonrTowner, Frita, furnished ex cellent music throughout the day. A picnio dinner was enjoyed and then came the afternoon program. T. A. MoNeal, of Topeka, was the speaker as he gave one of the most interesting addresses in the society's history. It was punotuated with wit and touched with sen i intent. Fre quent applause greeted him. At the business meeting these officers were elected: President, B. A. Flack; vice-presidents. Wm Kamsey, Solomon; W. D. Shugart, Hope; S. Maughermer; Na varre; C. L. Murphy, Enterprise; J. C. Froelich. secretary. As each member enrolled he re ceived a beautiful souvenir with a picture of the late Hon.. C. Kohler, president in 1902. The fiddlers' contest was not held because of lack of entries. The ball game between Enterprlsee and Hope resulted in a victory for Enterprise 6-8. Both teams were patohed up. Bob Hassler of Enterprise pitched for Hope, John Eddy played first base for Hope and F. D. Parent played left field for Enterprise. A big crowd saw the game and got as much fun out of the umpiring of Ralph Hoffman as from the game itself. The reunion was iu every way a success and highly oreditahle to the Enterprise people whose whole souled hospitality was never better illustrated. Engineer Graves Killed in Wreck SPEAKERS FOR THE FAIR. Curtis, Stubba, Harris and Coburn Are Invited to Come. f he fair directora met this morning and appointed a oommittee on speak ers for lh county fair: C. M. Harger, G. C. Sterl. E. B. Maiott. The com mittee baa decided to invite W. R. Stubba, Senator Curtis. 8eoretary Coburn andCol. W. A. Harris. If they ca be secured it will make a fine list of talent and all win want to see them. New Autos ia Town. C. L. Brown received four Ford rnnabouta of the new models. They are very pretty and attract favorable attention. One came overland, be ing run by F. H. Clark of Herington who bought it. He and B. C. Crary came from Lawrence hers Saturday and went to Herington Saturday eve ning. Dr. Scnenberger of Industry bought one and Julius Tjnkin, mail carrier at Hope, another. Emmet Hoffman of Enterprise has a aew four-cylinder Dragon touring car which he ia breaklog in. It is red aad a striking and handsome ear. Soloasoa Still Winning. Toe Solomon Bremen as asual cleaned op a lot or prises at the Ella worth toarnaownt. They were seoood in the dry nee, 1st la hook aad lad der, let ia coupling What is there boat Soloasoa that aukee sack good .- . -, Engineer W. K. Graves who was killed Saturday In a wreck near Cald well wm buried at Herington today. There was not a more widely known engineer on the Hock Island system than Mr. Graves. He has been with that road fur 35 years or more and of late years had al vays held the pre ferred runs on that road. When the Rook Island built be came here and until four years ago, took the passenger train from Salina to Herington every day, back again at night. He lived on the corner of Gypsum avenue and Front street, East Side, Salina. His railroad record has been a re markable one. Hia engine never caused a serious wreck and the acci dents he waa in were very slight. For years he ran engine No. 103 out of Salina and during these yeara Mr. Graves alwaya got the highest marks for engine oar. Jlut one day the sad news came that engines of the class to which 103 belonged were too small for further oae and the engine was taken away from him. Losing this little enirine to which he bad so long beea accustomed was like parting with a dear friend. After several years more In Salina, Engineer Gravea waa transferred to Herington. At that place of late he bas been taking vanoua rune. So loog had he bera in the servloe of the railroad company that he had his own way about hia runs and a lay off was his for the asking. For the past four or five years he could have retired on a pension. A month ago a friend of his, Engi neer Lay, waa scalded in a wreck at Peabody. Engineer Graves took lay off and 'tended Mr. Lay for several weeks, when the latter died. Years on the run, Mr. Graves or his family did not entertain the idea of fear, but after the death of Lay, there seemed to come a new feeling over the family. His wife and daughter begged of Mr. Graves not to go back on the run, but lender his resignation. Monday, Mr. Graves was feeling in unusually good spirits and being asked to help out on an extra freight run, he agreed to take it for a week. The wife and daughter begged him not to, but were comforted to some extent, by the fact that this week waa to be the last. But Saturday again Mf. GraVee seemed to entertain a fear. He was to have eonie home that night and henceforth give up railroad work. ; Aa be stepped into hia engine in the morning he waved the usual good by. Tonight be would resign and there would be no further worry or danger. It waa his last run in a railroad en gine and he met his death. Engineer Gravel is survived by bis wife aad daughter. Miss Luella. He was a member of the Salina Masonic oonsistory until his death. "SCHOOL DAY" OCT. 3. All Schools Probably Will Be Die- missed for the Fair. County Superintendent MoCormlck haa had charge of the Boys' Corn Growing Contest and the Girls' Flower Contest. "He reports that the interest In this oontest haa been wide spread and predicts many entries. The fair association has requested the county superintendent, to ask the school boards throughout the county to grant a vacation to the schools, Wednesday, October 3rd. The Abi lene schools will probably have a half holiday and the association hopes to see the grounds crowded with sohool children from all over the county. There will be plenty of music every day of the fair. The management is negotiating with the Abilene, Enter prise and Carlton bands and will be ready to announce the full program next 'week. E. H. Forney has been appointed a committee to secure an exhibit ef dairy and creamery products. Davis Pleaded Guilty. T. C. Davis who was charged with tftirglary at Hope pleaded guilty in district oourt and was sentenced to 6 to 10 years in the penitentiary, de pending on his behavior. Just Arrived. I have just returned from the Pan handle country and am now prepared to lake every bonl fide land seeker from Abilene to Tulia, Texas, in a special oar, tor $5.60 for the round trip. Train will leave Abilene over the Santa Fe Sept. 17th, at 11:25 a. m. Fall in and go along. Please see me as early as yeu oan. 10-4U0 E. Keim. forTale. Round oak stove large slse, roll top office desk in oak, bookcase and desk In oak. bed room suites, tables, rock' ingohairs and other furniture; aide saddle, mux erooas, iruiv jars, ew. To be sold at private sale until Sept. 16, at the home on North Buokeye Avenue, 1 miles north of court house. MRS. H. II. iROTT. CROP REPORT ISSUED. Spriuf Wheat aad Cora Show Some Backset. The govern men t crop report issued at boob today and received here by Christie's wire shows the oooditioa of spring wheat aa 11 1 against 7 4 last month. The coadilloa of extra is rivsa as 8(l.t against 81 8 last mouth, and this year s com crop is bihuih at 1.517,000,000 basbeie. . A Hustling A-eney. The report of the Union Central Life Insuranoe Agencies for the first 8 months of ths year shows op re markably well for a C. Wyandt, the company' general agent here. He ranks 19th among all the company's agents with ISOJ.WO new business for hia territory. Ha ontraaka the general agenta at Denver, Milwaukee, Kaasaa City, Portlaad, Topeka, Wash ington and Wichita. Pretty good record lor a good company. CAME NEAR DEATH. - Robert Walters Was Caught by Thresher Engine. Robert Walters who lives just east of Belle Springs creamery was ser iously injured yesterday by being caught between a traction engine and separator 5 miles south of Enter prise where ho was working) He at tempted to start the engine but In stead of going ahead it reversed and he was caught between it and the separator just behind. He was crushed in the abdomen and ia in a dangerous oondition. Dr. Conklin who was called says while the oase is serious there is a chance for recovery. Mr. Walters was brought home last, night. FRANCIS POTTER IS DEAD. Former Editor of Herington Sun Passed Away. Hkkington, Sept. 10. Fraiioli Pot ter who was editor of the Herington Sun for three years until 8 weeks ago . died yesterday at San Diego, Cel., where he went for hia health. Mr. Potter was a bard . worker- and made the Sun a fine local paper. He put too much of bis strength into it and when, he began breaking down sold out and tried to reouperate but it waa too late. He was aged about 35 and leaves a wife and one child, The body will be brought back for burial. Obituary Clyde Robison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. N. Robison, died at their home near Detroit, Friday, Sept. 6. 1907, aged four months, 8 days. Services were held at the Dunkard ohuroh at Navarre Sept. 7 and' the little form was laid to rest in the Pilgrim's Home cemetery. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away... CARD OF1 HANKS. We desire to thank those who gave such beautiful floral offerings and to all frlenda who assisted and sympa thiied with us during the Illness and death of onr loved babe. Mb. and Mrs. U. N. Robison. WILL WHEAT BOARf 01 pert Whe-lo yeti knew, fm Indlnee te give as auUmoUlns ana Uks Is the Sylof machine.