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t s 1., The Reflector Publishing Co. mtaraai for uuinnnm through the nlted States malli u aaoond elaaaoaittet. eCBSCBIPTIOHS. ' ' If paia la advunoa or within tlx rri - HTw... "2 U Months tium mobuh. - tf iMliiJnia ovwlthia thereui ta Tmf M Killatti Three Months ft THURSDAY, JAN. 18, 108. A Pointer on Judgeship. Manhattan Nationalist: Wi haven't wont aealnst Judge Reel pereonally. He is a nice chap, and ii eaid to be good judge. Iff not the manbut the constitution that la in question. The fame thing that would prevent Judge Kimble of this oounty, for In atanoe, from being a candidate for any other olBoe during the term for which he if eleoted, ia the stumbling block in the way of J udge Beet. The judge la entitled tobta own political beliefs, and baa a right, to aipress them, if be ohooaea. But during 1908 nd 1909 he hae no more legal right than a rabbit to aeek any other offioe than the one he holda now. The Kepublioan central committee for the Fifth district will meet at Manhattan next Tuesday to Issue the call for the convention. The Newa predicts that Bailey will be the Republican nominee for gov ernor -and for once the Newa has a good nose for predictions. Watch Mr. Stubba and aee him ed Tooate primary to take effeot Jan uary 1st, 1909. Be does not want ny this year for that will prevent bim running for two offloes at once. The selection of Hiram Springer for oounty assessor wra a good one. Ho Is one of the early settlers of this county, has been township assessor for years and has the respect of all. He will fill the position with oredlt to himself and county. One of the duties of 1908 will be to get ready for the centennial anntver aarlea next year. Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were born on the eame day in 1809, and In the same year ocourred the birch of Tennyson, Mendelssohn, Poe and Oliver Wendell Holmes. It ia freely predloted that one of the first acts of the legislative special aesslon will be the repeal or material amendment of the tax law. It la one of the most indefensible statutes ever on the books and will never prove satisfactory. Just why the people of a township are not allowed to eleot their assessor but must take one selected by the county commissioners and a oounty assessor also selected by them ia past understanding. The Douglas oounty senatorial oom tnittee played a mean trick. It called the senatorial convention In February instead of after the state convention as Stabba wanted It. That waa to prevent Stubbs coming back after de feat for governor and running for senator. It will probably nominate J. L. Brady, editor of the Journal, who made a fine representative and will be an excellent senator. He haa the ability and tha courage to give hta diatrlot good service. It would seem that the poatoffloe department at Washington Is becom ing entirely too officious and meddle some. Merely because the great oatalogue house of Sears, Roebuck A Co. adver tise a pure white lead, made tn their own factory, inadvertently overlook ing the fact that there was no white lead in the oompound, and (hat tbey had no factory, the postal offioiels butted in, and the firm has been in dicted by the federal grand jury, and Is apt to be In troable up to its knees. It ia even possible that the mem bers of the firm will be debarred the privilege of using the mails, and the common people will no longer enjoy the great blessing of reading the Roe back catalogue to tkefr children by the biasing hearth, on the long win ter evenings, when the tempest howls without. ( ' - Eaoouraged by the Indtotment re ferred to, other people are camping on the trail of the benevolent Mr. Sears and bis fellow philanthropist, Mr. Roebuck. A man at Dee Moines la actually making atuaa beeaasea diamond ring he bought of tha house was constructed largely of plate glass. There is no aaylng where the persecu tion will end unless the tmhtfe eeetl- teeat eme irmly to the reseoe of the t" ;"1 firm. fF.a: porta GaeeUa. Stubbs Peculiar Primary Bill. Mr. Stubbs la mailing to the sena tors and representatives the new pri mary bill which he expects to Intro duce at the coming session of the leg islature. The copy reoeived In AM lede by Senator Brewer looks rather queer In some of its aspects. . The confusion of parties to whioh the Republican majority of tha last aesslon objeoted haa been taken out and everv voter must declare his party affiliation and receive only one ballot. This Is good. But what doea Mr. Stubba mean In making this provialont "The pri mary aball be held on the first Tues day In March, 1908, and biennially thereafter" then go on and say: "At least aixTT days uroBc'the time of holding the primary the secretary of state shall prepare and transmit to eaoh oounty clerk In witing" a list of 'officers, etc. Of oourse he knows that It would be Impossible to oarry out that provision with the aesslon not called nntll January 16. Further, the law ia to take effeot after its publication in the statute book." That would be sometime next June or July, too late for any primary until March, 1910. If a primary is a good thing what is the matter with holding one this year P It does not look juat like a "square deal" to be putting it off two years more when a special session has been oalled at an expense of many thousand dollars for the speolal purpose of hav ing It to use this year. Senator Brewer ia wondering wnat is the real plan of Its author and why the bill la so strangely oonoocted. The bill is certainly the work of a statesman who is In no hurry to have a primary not this year. Politics Is Fickle. H. J. Allen on political fiokleness: There la nothing so fiokle as the ao- tlons of a politician. Four years ago Mr. Stubba aided by Curtla and the railroads organized the "Boss Buster" movement against Bailey, and nom inated Hooh for governor. The battle cry waa, "too much Leland." Before two years Stubbs had left the Hoch oamp and was working with Leland. Then Leland joined Curtis and renom inated Hoch against the opposition of Stubbs. Then Hooh switched again and went after the railroads, who aid ed Leland in renominating Hoch. Then Leland awitohed to Curtis for United States senator against the wishes of Bailey. Now Curtis baa awitohed to Bailey for governor. Stubba haa gone back to Hoch and Leland ia fighting Bailey and Curtis ana Hooh ana Stubbs. now Absolutely Pure Tha only baking powder mado with Royal Qrapo Cream of Tartar I'o JUca. Ih Lisa Fh::ph:f3 . The Sanity of Kansas. A significant indication of the safety and sanity" of the people of Kansas if found in Governor Hooh'a call for a apeclal session of the legis lature, In whioh he states that In all his vast correspondence on the sub ject of needed legislation "not a single letter or telegram has been reoeived asking for additional railroad legisla tion." This Is really remarkable tes timony, considering the fact that Kan sas has been a storm center of rail road legislation for a number of years. The politicians, native and imported, have long considered that the strong est oard they could play tn the popu lar game or corporation nailing was to attack the railroads. "Kansas City Journal. ' Under the beading "Mall Order Houses vs. Retail Merchants" the Lumber Review aaya: A farmer went into bia village hardware store to buy an axe. Being ahown the artiole and Informed that the prioe was 11.18, he said, "Why, I oan buy that axe from mall order honse for 90 oents." Very well," said the hardware deal er, I will give It to you for tne aame prioe provided that you will do the aame with me as you would do with them." "All right," replied tha cus tomer, as be handed over a dollar bill and the merchant handed him hack 10 oents in change. "Now," said the hardware dealer, "I want 25 centa more to pay express charges," which the purchaser gave him. "How much did your axe cost youf" "1.16," the man replied. "Very good; now give me 8 oents for money order feea and postage," whioh the purchaser had to hand over. "Now how much did your axe cost youP" "II. JO." "Not ao cheap after all," aaid where upon he picked up the axe, tossed it back on the shelf and told the cus tomer to call for It ia ten days, a that would be as soon as he could get it from a mall order honse. The Topeka State Journal aaya that Stubba must declare whether he is running for governor or tor both governor and senator. If he expects lo resign two weeks after taking office aad let the lieutenant governor serve, it will be better to eleot the governor from some other liat. Mr. Burton says in his address that there are two answers to hla argu- ments: Silence and the sneer that "Burton la sore." There la also one more: Acquiescence wun tne train of his argument that all officers should be elected by the people with out seeing juat how the result oan be brought about No one knows better than he that the American people are very busy and many reforms that are needed are left unattended because there is not the right kind of organi zation leading the way to our accom plishments. The mere passing of resolutions or the occasional demand on a legislator, who probably holds his place largely because of the very system to whioh the. oitlzen objects, ill be a long time securing definite resulta. When along with the awak ening Mr. Burton can organize for voting purposes he will have some thing worth while In hla movement. Few persons claim that the present system is perfect or even defensible, for all recognize that abuses never intended by the founders of the gov ernment have grown up but this is a big nation and only by organization oan reform atory movements succeed J. E. House in Topeka Capital: I have long believed, in later yeara I have become convinced, that money and position are the least important things In the scheme of life. Love and work are the only important (actors In happiness. Given some thing human to love and care for- wlfe, a little child, a sister or brother and given work which ia oongenial and to which be givea bia best thought and his efforts and uo man can esoape happiness. Joy In his work is a man'd best asset. To love some human belne is his finest inheritance. And if be has these two essentials he really needs nothing else. For no matter how humble his plaoe in the world, nor how oloaely he muet out and cover to make ends meet, he will be happy and It there ia anything else in this world worth striving for I have never discovered It. I do not undervalue either money or posi tion. Personally, I should like to have both. Eaoh la diatlnotly worth while, and each af fords muoh gratification and satisfac tion. Aa subsidiary aids to the joy of living both are admirable. But neither will stand alone. The man or woman who wagers his chanoe of hap piness on either haa lost his bet with himself before the flag falls. TO PROVE MIM MAD Opening Statement of Harry Thaw's Counsel Shows Determination to Show Insanity. STARTLING STATEMENTS A Verdict Against Saloon Keepers. Chicago, Jan. 11. A municipal court Jury Friday found William To bln and David McHale, saloon keep ers, anility of having deprived Raphael De Haven, five yeara old, of means of support by selling Intoxicants te his father, and imposed s fine of $600. , Andrawa'Not to Realgn. Lincoln, Neb, Jan. 10. Chancellor S. Benjamin Andrews, of the Univer sity of Nebraska, Friday morning de nied the rumor that he Intended to re algn. "There ia absolutely no trath SB the report," he said. Two Inmportant Hie. Washington, Jan, 11. Among the bills aad resolutions Introduced In the house Friday were the following: By Webb of North Carolina, to prohibit tha shipping of liquors from one state Into the prohibition districts ef an other; by Adatr of Indiana, empower ing the election of the United States senators by direct vote of the people. Mere Trouble at Ooldfleld, Ooldfleld. Nev, Jan. 1L Every member of the Brotherhood of Eleo trioai Workers went out oa atrlke Fri day, refusing to accept the new wage scale aad pea-shop policy ef the Nevada-California Power eeapaay. Be sides th force emplored by the power eompa.Br, the fnreee of the telephone eempasy are also nSacted, . " Purpose of Defenae Evidently te Save Prisoner From Electric Chair First and From Aay lum Later. New York, Jan. 14. The Thaw trial moved with a rush Monday. Af ter the state had presented Its direct case and Assistant Attorney Oarvan had characterized the killing of Stan ford White aa "a premeditated, delib erate and cowardly murder," Martin W. Littleton, for the defense, made the opening plea for the prisoner. Hla promise of new evidence was sensa tional and held the supreme atten tion of all In the court room. Mr. Littleton's speech fairly bristled with surprises. He startled the court room by declaring that after Evelyn Nesblt had told him her story In Farla in 1903, Thaw "drenched himself with a poison" and would have died but for the heroic work of -three physi cians, who labored over him all of one night Mr. Jerome had bis surprise to offer too, and when Mr. Littleton started to launch Into the relations of Stanford White with the girl whom Thaw married, the district attorney was on hla feet with an objection. Justice Dow ling sustained him and the name of the architect was not linked again with that of the defendant's wife. Mr. Littleton touched but lightly upon the girl's atory as she told It to Thaw, but careful as he was on this point he again drew an objec tion from the prosecuting officer who said: "Mr. Littleton is now straying Into a field of stuff which In my opinion will be excluded." Again Justice Dowllng sustained the objection. It was reported at the Be ginning of the-trial that. Mr. Jerome would fight thai year to exclude the testimony of young Mrs. Thaw. Mr. Littleton spared neither Thaw nor his family In hla recital of the defendant's life history. During the speech Thaw sat wide-eyed and pallid, looking fixedly at hta counsel. To ward the close he aeemed rather dis pleased with something that waa said nd leaning forward scribbled off a note. Mr. Littleton's Speech was somewhat dramatic and Impassioned at times, and waa keenly followed by the jury despite the rather frequent objections from the state attorney, de scribing the (lights e oratory as having no opening statement of fact Thaw'a ancestry, marked by decided tainta of Insanity marked on both the father's and mother's aide, according to hla chief counsel, waa drawn with great care and the defendant himself wss pictured as Irrational, erratic and Insane as a boy, who, oscllltlng be tween atarshlp and madness, between brilliance and darkness, fought aa- vaillngly against the fever of Insan ity which coursed ia hla blood at birth. "I make no claims for this defendant above those of the average man as to morala or virtues," declared Mr. Lit tleton. "But I aay hla life history Is enough to free him from the charge that he was responsible for his act Add to his history the heart-breaUnc episode of hla love for the young wom an who became his wife snd of her recital to him of a story which, flashed to the lour quarters of the globe, made all the Worlda that reads stand stin and woader, and t shall have no hesitancy In asking you If yon have not a reasonable doubt aa to whether he was sane the night of this deplorable tragedy. And upon that doubt I aha a ask yoa tor a ver dict of sot guilty." Mr. Littleton told of a trip abroad takea by Thaw ia 1IM when he waa III and Insane at Rome, Monte Carlo and London, being ander the oar of nhyalctaaa and nurses at each place and declared he wouM arodsee these peysleSaa aad nurses aa tar as poe atbie to tell their stories. Teachers who kept diartm about the strange titid wb est In Omit e'aaaea also wfil com.. I '. Uwi the jury about the early, life and tendencies of the defendant- Describing the kill tag of White, Mr. Littleton saldr , "Thaw's madness, bora and bred in him, had been set on fire by the stories he had heard.- He had gone to the district attorney with them and to Mr. Comstock. ' Tbey ma in bis head until staggering among the chairs of Madison Square Garden yet not drunk hla eyes burning like two great coals of fire, unable Intel llgently to answer questions put to him, maniacal In fhe laat degree, lost lost as he waa la Rome, la Monte Carlo and In London the blind con fusion of Insanity overcame him and ha fired. Tha result was not a mur der, but the act of a madman who sftersjards. .wild-eyed and Irrational, dried out In his cell that he heard the voices of little children calling and proclaimed that ha had but acted as an agent of Providence." ' After his speech Mr. Littleton was asked In what manner he would at tempt to prove Thaw aane at the pres ent time If he offered such an ac cumulation of evidence as to progres siva Insanity up to the time of the killing. "I cab only say that I will cross my bridges as I come to them! A man cant ride two horses going In oppo site directions at tha same time," ha replied.. " ; A aenate Debate. Washington, Jan. 14. The recent issue of bonds by the secretary of the treasury for the purpose of re lieving the financial stringency was the subject of an animated debate In the aenate Monday. The discus sion wss precipitated by an Inquiry by Senator Culberson and was partici pated In by Senators Aldrlch, Till man and Bailey. It resulted In an agreement to postpone further con troversy until a statement can ba re ceived from Secretary Cortelyou. Publo Sale I will aell at publio auction at my place S miles east ol tne court nouse, Friday Jan, 31st commencing at 1 p. m. sharp, the following property: 8 head of Mules 65 head of Hogs Farm Implements Also 200 hedee posts, 8 small stacks nf hav. some one-inch lumber, bee supplies. , Household Goods TERMS: All aurna of tlO and under oash; sums over $10 a oredit nf 7 months will be eiven on note with approved security at 10 per cent interest: If paid wnen due only o per oent interest will be charged. No property to be removed until settled for. 9 per cent off for cash on sums over $10. ALBERT PYRE. . N. BURTON, Auctioneer. Public Sale. We will sell at public auction at our place 12 miles south and one mile east of Abilene, miles north of Day ton, on Veteiay, Feb. 5, oommenolng at 10 a. m. sharp, the following property: 3 head of Horses' 40 head of Cattle 70 head ot Hogs Farm Implements . Also hedge posts, etc TERMS: All sums ot $10 snd un der oash; sums over $19 a credit of 19 months will be given on note with approved security at 10 per cent; if paid when due only per cent inter est will be charged. No property to be removed until settled lor. Free loach at Boon. MRS. M. B. WEISHAAR, J. A. WEISHAAR. J. N.' BURTON, Auctioneer. , Public Sale. - I will sell at public auction at my 11 mlUa north of OOUrt hOUSS on Baokeve, 2 miles east and 8 mi lea south, ol Talmage, on f Tussisy, Jan. 28, commencing at 1:80 p. m. sharp, -the following property : 1 team of Mules ) 23 head of Cattle Farm Implements Also 40 bushels cane seed, 200 hedge posts. ," . . - - w . TERMS: All sums of $10 and nfi der oash; sums Over $10 a oredlt Of 10 months will be given on note with approved security at 10 per cent In terest; if paid when due only 8 per cent interest will be charged. No property to be removed until settled 'or. 2 per oent off for cash on (urns over $10. ALFRED HINKLE. J. N. BURTON, Auctioneer. Public Sale T -III .oil .t nnhlln aula at. V.. W ' Book's place, if mile South of Tal mace: 8 miles north and S miles west of Abilene, on Wednesday, Jan. 23fii, oommenoinir at 10 a. m. sharp, the following property: 10 Horses and 1 Mole ; 40 head of Hogs 40 head of Cattle Farm Implements. TERMS: All sums of $10 and an der oash; tuma over $10 a credit of 11 months will be given on note with approved security at 10 per oent; If . paid when due only 6 per cent inter-' est will be charged. 2 per oent off for cash on sums over $10. No prop- -erty to be removed until settled for. Free lunch at noon. I. L. BOOK. J. N. BURTON, Auctioneer. Public Sale. Havine rented my farm, I will sell at publio auction on my farm 12 miles north of Abilene, 6 miles east of Man' Chester, on Thursday. Jan. 30th, commencing at 10 a. m. sharp, the following property: 8 head of Horses and Moles 38 head of Cattle 16 head ofShoats Farm Implements Also 9 stands of bees, 12 loads of cobs, about W0 chickens. Household Goods TERMS: All sums of $10 and un der casht sums over $10 a credit of 10 months will be given on note with approved security at 10 per cent in terest; if paid when due only per' cent interest will be charged. No property to be removed until settled lor. 2 per cent off for oash on sums over $10. - Free lunch at noon. '. JAMES SIMPSON. " J. BURTON, .Auctioneer Public Sale I will sell at publio auction at my farm 6) milea northeast ot Woodbine and 6 miles east of Pearl, oa Monilay, Feb. IOISi, aomsaeaoiDg at 10 a. u. sharp, the following property: 70 head of Cattle 1 Horse Farm Implements 'KRMS; All sums of $10 and an- w . . Ar tlO a credit of 8 .H UMBU, " u. will h viai Oflj BAtA artth hudw " -- approved security at 10 per oent; if B Wala UBV BIT O p iwu luwi" ..411 he- mnrA . NO OTODsMlT to b rnKTd antU wtUd lor. Frw lane- ft boo. F. H. 5TAAIZ. J. N. BURTON, Auctioneer. der Public Sale Having decided to quit farming, I will offer at publio sale at my farm 2 miles south ot Talmage, 2 miles west and 6 miles north of Abilene, oa ' Thursday, Feb. 6th, commencing at 10 a. m. sharp, the following property: . t 13 head of Horses and Moles 14 head of Cattle 52 head of Hogs Farm Implements Also about 100 chickens. Sure Hatch Incubator 100 egg capacity, some sowed feed in stack, corn fodder ia staok, some prairie hay. Household Goods TERMS: All aums ot $10 aad un der cash; sums ovet $10 a credit ef 10 months will be given on note wllb approved aecurity at 10 per cent ln tareat; If paid when due only per oent interest will be eharged-Va property to be removed ontil .fuied for. 2 per osnt off for cash on sums over $10. Free lunch at soon. H. K. EOlZUCPiIII. J. S. BURTOS, Auctioneer.