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" ' A - ' m li OFFICIAL PA.PEE OF DICKINSON COUNTY TWELVE PAGES VOL XXV. ABILENE, KANSAS. THURSDAY MORNING. MARCH 5, 1908. ASSESSORS IN SESSION. & C Crammer of Tax Commission Is a Visitor. ' The county uneiiori had I meeting Mt the court house today to Ulk over method, of enforcing the new lax law. 8. C. Crammer, . member o( the state tax commission, waa here from Topeka and addressed the assessors. Enoch Ellason waa appointed trustee and assessor for Holland town ship, succeeding, J. A. Patterson re - signed. Mr. Patterson will mo-e to Washington state. ' ' FIVE HUNDRED HUNTERS. Wplfville Had an Exciting Time on Saturday. The dwellers of Wolfdom had an other exciting time Saturday when 400 men rounded up 40 square miles of country in the Hatner pasture near Pearl. Three wolves were killed and several hundred jackrabbits. The next big hunt will be next Sat ' sjrday near Aome when s territory seven miles square including .11 of Garfield township will be hunted over. No dogs are allowed and hunters ean use no firearms bat shot guns. 6 WAS BORN ON FEB. 29. So Mrs, Koerdg Was Given a Birth day Surprise Party. On Saturday evening, the 29th, i number of friends and neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. J, F. Koenig snrprised them t their home on West, 7th St. helping jollify the; ocoaaion of Mrs. Soenig's birthday. Flinob, music and conversation helped pass 'the evening pleasantly. At a late hour a dainty lunch was served. A number - of teautiful gifts were presented, v Another Farmer Has a Car. W. H. Hollingerof Rbinehart war. x 1n town with his new Rambler tnurjnf -oar, . 2 oylinder 1908 model. It was pronounoed by the local enthusiasts a - v .. mighty fine car and a good runner. Are Going to Idaho.' ' js John Jfe ebry Musser;. leavj- tomorrow for Filer, Idaho, where tbey , locate on fine Irrigated farms under a government ditch. Dickinson county is sorry to lose such excellent citizens but wishes them and their families much prosperity. Is This Our Road? A Wichita dispatch says that with the coming of good weather the sur veying outfit of the Yankton, Wiohita and Galveston railroad has got busy -again and is now working on a new route south from that oity. The road ' iiis now been moved farther west than at first. WEDDING AND RECEPTION. H. A. McCuJloh and Bride Are Greeted at Home. On Wednesday evening, Feb. 20, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Garrison, Calhoun, Mo., were married their daughter, Orpha Mae Faith, to Henry Albertus MoCulloh of Abilene, Kas., the cereal mony being performed by Rev. J. J. Hill, assisted by Rev. Mr.Bull. With the attendants, Geo.. Jackson and Miss Effie Faith, the groom and bis bride entered the parlor which was beautl- tifully festooned with tissue and au tumn leaves, to strains of the wed ding niaroh deftly performed by Mrs. Bull. The Calhoun Clarion In com menting on the wedding save: "The groom is a member of that much es teemed family of MoCullohs that oame here from low. S few y.ars ago and .bout a year since removed to . farm near Abilene, Kas. The bride Is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garrison, and never . one has yet met her hot did homage to her sunny smile and cheery manner, ' The Cla rion voioes the sentiment of the en tire oommunity In wishing that their wedded life may be perfect, joy and content ever reigning. Thursday morning, accompanied to Clinton by . few Intimate .friends, Mr. and Mrs. MoCulloh departed for their home at Abilene, stopping for . few days' visit 1th relatives in Cass county. Mo., and with O, J. MoCulloh and wife at Baldwin, Kas. Their departu e from Calhoun was marked by a shower of lee.1 1 . On Wednesday evening, Feb.'26h, the irrnnm . pan-fet, Mr. and Mrs. W Mi-Gnlloh were,, at home for their on hnd his wife to a small company f Intimate friend- at their home .til h of Abilene.' he evening was pent verv happily with contests and howering heany onngratulationa and "-i UMieann the happy couple. A llci.iti- lunch waa served during the oil ii(f As the guests were leaving -. '.m" t by t crod little boys who came to makes noise and see the bride. They were amply re warded for their trouble. The list of guests: Messrs. and Mesdamss Eugene Kurn, John E. Tay lor, Oscar White; Mrs. A. Lesber; Messrs.. Cbarlea Taylor,. Harvey Hoff man, Arle McBoyle, Russel Bryan, Elmer Carkhuff. Harley Ross, Roy Geoffrey, John Lesber, Llojd Taylor, Lee Eicholtz; Misses Alice end Mabel Lnndis, Ella Dixon, Bertha Lesber, Adah Geoffery, Pearl Garver, I'earl - AY, OLD MAN, MOV OVIR AND OIVI Ml 80MC COVM. I f - AY. OLD MAN. MOV OVIR AND OIVI Ml SOME COVER. "'" I f it 1 1 . . - r.-d '".r- 1 I 1 - r u ill -7ai.-, IT- I I JWl II III - JOG' 'II ' jls? ST 'Saif'.l'iWir ' j! lit 1 W 1 V .... SOME MORE PAVING REMARKS ABOUT THAT POEM. . Gave an Excellent Prorram. The pictures at the Theatorlum were exceptionally good. The "Teddy Bears" seemed to please the people best, it being . colored picture telling pretty story and plenty of fun at the same time. Little Maroella sang the illustrated aong and more than pleased the people. The same pro- gram will be ahown again tonight and will likely be aa well patronized as iast night. - - . . . . i Spangler, Alice and May Taylor, Ethel Bryan, Margaret Townsend, Adeline Korn. Weather for February. 'Temperature: Mean maximum 47.4; mean minimum, 24 S; mean 35.9; maximum, H. dates 7-22; mini mum, 2,dateaM-2; greatest daily range, 44, date 2. Precipitation; Total, 0.64 inches greatest in 24 hours, 0.24 inches, date 11. Snow: Total fall, traoe. Number of days: Rainy, 6; clear, 18; partly clondy, 2; cloudy. 12. Remarks: Normal February with probably a irreater percentage of cloudiness. G. t. Wagxeb. Birniititf) itiail 3'itir, Al. G. Barnes, recently of Abilene who waa manager ot the amusement companies controlled by C. W. Parker will be at the head of the A. G. Barnes Trained Animal ahows during the sea son of 1908. This show is incorpor ated in Colorado with . capitalization of 150,000, Otto C Floto being one ot the stockholders. About fortv aai- Xmals will be carried by the show and t performance similar to that former ly given by the Carl Hagenbeck show will be presented. Hay aad Oats for Sal. Alfalfa and prairie hay So. 1 and ed oats for sale, by Henry Kohssas, DRloe, fbona Banter CMtraL S4-I I They Looted Ruaalan Railways Moscow, Feb., 27. Ralway. shares took . big drop Wednesday in conse quence of the sensational discovery of irregularities In the Moscow rail- waya, Including the theft of million. of dollars worth of merchandise, ex. tending over a long period, which waa sold by the thieves at Berdichev and other towna. Gen. Carroll's Funeral. Leavenworth, Kan., Feb. 27. The funeral of General Henry Carroll, who died at Colorado Springa February 12, took place at Fort Leavenworth Wed- sesday afternoon. Elaborate cere monies were held and a general's sa lute of 11 guns waa fired In his honor. K. U. May Get the $20,000. Washington, Feb. 27. Senator Long and Senator Curtis appeared before the committee on claims Tuesday and made statements in support of the cllam of the University of Kansas for 120,900 for the destruction of the old Free State hotel In Lawrence. The Berwte Confirms Two. Washington, Feb. 17. The senate Wedneaday confirmed the nominations of Louis A. Coolidge of Massachusetts to be assistant secretary of the treas ury, and Charles P. Orandfleld of Mis souri, to be first assistant postmaster general. Where Snow Block TrafHe. Kharkov, European Russia. Feb. 2T. A great tall of enow has blockaded all traffic In the Donets valley. Twen ty-one thousand workmen, tS freight trains and 1.SO0 team. sr. engaged In Blearing the tracks. Heavy Snows In Mich loan, VarqueUs, Mich, Feb. 17 The most tarrUte blizzard la years has rased states Tsesday night ta upper kOehl gaa. Rags .sow drifts are demoratts tag traffic and pestness to practically taspeaded. Rev. W. A. Keve Gives His Ides of . Right Meaning. Editob Reflector: Some weeks sgo yon published the following poem from H. H. Kemp, the exoentrlo young literary geniua: . Who Thoa art I know not, . But those tklsgi I know: Thuu hut sat the Plelrdes In a Hirer row; Thoa hast sent the trackless wind. Loose upnn ihelr way; Thnu has raised a colored wail 'Twlxt the night and day: Thou hast made the flowers to blow And the stars to shtaa: Hid rare fftttns and richest ore Io the tuoneled mine;. But, chief of alt tby wooderous works Supreme of all thy pUn. rboa hast put au npward reach In the heart of man a It is remarkably simple and strong, as you suggest. However, tbs first line makes me uneasy. Granted that there is t vast deal about the Dlety which we do not know,,Jt is a i!R- plete and Inexousable ignoring of all the rich heritage of the Christian revelation to say "Who thou art I know not." It waa the Jehovah of the Jews and the Rod of the Christian who "set the Pleiades in . silver row, and sent the trackless winds loose upon their wsy, and mad the flowers to blow and the stara to shine." It was this same Being who "put an upward reach into the heart of man," and made rich provl ion for the satis faction of this skyward yearning in the Christ. If Kemp had put It this way: "All Tbou art I kuow not ' Bat these things I know" eta. he would have stated . truth to which any man of sense would aasent. But if that first line as he bss it really ex presses bis feeling hs is to be pro foundly pitied, for God who at sun dry times and in divers manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets bath in these last days spoken unto us by His son; by whom also He made the worlds. If Kemp hasn't yet learned who He was and la, be has so far missed the great est thing in life and a thing which Jesus calls "life sternal", which he says consists in knowing God and Jesus Christ wherein he has tent. Of eonrse most people know a lot less about God than they pretend to to know bat surely It is soting as though history bad never known . manifestation of Him to say that we do not know who It is that works these mighty works so strongly stated in the poem. Wiutr A. Kivs. Centralia, Kas. by A Farewell Surprise. Thursday evening, Feb. 27, the friends and neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Schwinger gave them . farewell surprise. The guests cms laden with good things to est and made themselves perfeotly at home. Daring the evening P. B. Ross pre sented ths host snd hostess with handsome bible as . token of the esteem in whloh they .re held these present. Musio and oonveraatlon made the evening pass pleasantly and the guests departed wishing them muoh joy and prosperity in their new home. Those present were Messrs and Mesd.mes W. 8. MoCulloh, H McCulloh, P. B. Ross, John E. Tsylor, B. F. Lsndis, E. Groffrey, H. A. Snider, John Buike, Henry Stevens, Henry Kobmatt, E. L. Webb, John Lantz, E. F. Kneer, Henry Seims: Messrs. Levi, Cb.rle. and Lloyd Tay lor, Harley and Ernest Ross, Bay Geoffrey, Ira and Clifford Lantz, John, Max, George, Harry and Al bert Kohman and Lawrenoe. Misses Blanch Hobble, Ada Geoffrey, Augus ta and Carrie Kohman, Nellie Burke, Gladys Webb, Mary Stevens, Pearl Sbookey, Alioe and May Taylor, Nina Lantz, Frauds Kneer. ' vm"!: 'gyr-fr caughti ' - a y I,, .7 1 Tai - , f";,nttrl, I "I ... .. . .". The aVt Or Thrt Oi Wt SH Array. Ex-Mayor Humphrey Defends His Figures on Cost (The following communication la published aa the views of the writer; for them ha alone Is responsible lu matters of this kind we be lieve In giving all sides a chaaoe tor their argumenta, whether or not we agree with tnem-KDiToa l ' Editor Rkf-lectob: Street paving still occupies publlo attention, No one, I bel.eve, has broken Into the newspaper disoussion' except Mr. White, Prof. Andreson and myself, but as this Is . campaign of education wish to make some further com ments. . In regard to the limit on bonded Indebtednesa Sea. 45 of the law gov erning cities of the second class pro vides that at no time shall the bonded indebtedness exoeed ten per cent of the assessed valuation as shown bv the assessment rolls of the year pre vious to the one in whloh the l.st Is sue of bonds is made. Tbe assessed valuation of the city last year was $64i5,171. Ten per oent of this smonnt Is $64,617, so that with $58 000 refunding, park, .nd .ewer bonds outstanding, we .re within $11,800 of the limit under this law. Prof. An dreson says that ths above amount of $53,000 is inslgnlBoant and that other oitles the slss of Abilens have from two to three times ths sbovs indebt edness. If other olties ths size of Abilene osn issue bonds to tbe smount of $100,000 to $150,000 they have learned some w.y to ev.de the legal limita tion above referred to not understood in this locality... Prof. Andreson makes some other statements which tre Important if true. For Instanoe, he says the Inter section at Spruce and 8econd is 40x80 feet, one-half ot whloh would be paid for by the oity. Who would pay for the other halfP Again he says that the expense of keeping up . paved street i. very sm.ll .nd that the Sa line pavement had not been swept for six months. Imagine tbe condition of Broad t ay if It were' paved and not swept for six months. Bnt I am In formed that Balin. keeps one msn at work .11 the time on her paved streets which means at least $40 per month or as muoh as we pay our cemetery sexton. Further on he says, "Why should the oity spend $10,000 In Grant town ship" My suggestion that it would be . fine thing to macadamize Buck eye from the O. P. railway to the river did not contemplate the city apending any money outside of its limits ss at lesst one-third of that roadway would be within the oity limits. As that road would be a general thoroughfare used by ths peo ple of thre. or four townships south of the river, the oounty commis sioners might be Inollned to make sn appropriation for suoh s work. . If the city eounoil thinks it is an opportune time to spend some more money, they should oonsider which of the things we need will be ot the most benefit -street paving, good roads, better lighting, better firs fighting equipments, en extension of our ceme tery; tor we eannot have .11 these things at once. By all means let us plan to decrease our lndebtoess and save some of the annual Interest oharge of $6,670 v hioh we ere now paying. H. L. HuMPHKir. Money for the Mission Workers. In response to the appeal in the Rktlsctob for help for the mission workers In India who bars suffered fiom smallpox A. O. Zook today sent $84.70 to them, received from friends here. It is . worthy cause. NO. 26. WENT AROUND THE HORN. Advertised Letters, Ths following Is the list of unclaim ed letters remaining in the Abilene postofilee for the week ending March 1908. Have your mail addressed to your street number snd It will be promptly delivered. sanungire uar. Hart. W J MrOosh. James W Posey, Vruk L B'l One Thit Vt mt Array. .- Loscftro. ZlMeppe PoArsos, Nets Watoh, canter Laoine Baker. Ttnnncm YMBf , Mrs D I OSBDS. Bsyes, Mrs tta Jooea, Hra gilt, K. ilnr, F B-f. MMrrtef i, any.lr, Htrry S&rder, Munril One cent will be ehatrs for all ad vertised lcture. Peraoes eal'tsf for' the above will pleaae asf -''.ti'f i-giticgdate. F-' -asrWi(,r.ll. ' Bsker, Ednt C Cwroll. Mrs V Oamema, Aey Hill.OO johDtow, Percy Uk. Mr Nolud. O0 Toang, A OSOe Charles Edmundson. Writes of Hi Long Sen Trip. Earl Verokler has received the fol lowing Interesting letter from Charles Edmundson of this oity who is with the United State, signal servloe: MaooALENA Bat, Mexico, Feb. 8. We went to France and did not re turn to New York until a few months .go. You say that tbe Navy will make . m.n of me, .nd It will if they don't kill me. Jaok it Is a gie.t place .nd you ought to be with me. We left New York on the first ot Ootober for our long journey around' the Horn. . We first stopped at Hamp ton Roads, Va., and stayed .bout two- weeks, then we started on our long journey on ths twelfth of Ootober with the U. S. A. Tennessee, flagship. She Is the same class aa this one. We passed the St. Lucia, ths St. Vinoent, ' and aeveral other island, and there were lot. of sight, for me to see. We anchored in the bay of Port of Spain, ' Trinidad, British West Indies, on the. eighteenth of ths ths tame month. I went ashore sad had a fins time sporting with my shipmates snd saw soma of the strangest things I ever expect to ses In .11 my life. ' I saw Coolie Tow. .nd ths Leper Asyium, a signt wnion wouia simosi make yon faint if you should see It. All ot the money is English and easy to savy. We ..lied for Bio de Janerlo, Brazll.on ths 22nd. Rio wa. . fine plaoe. The inhabitant, were .11 Spaniards and Portugese. The town has several pretty parks and one of the finest streets I h.vs sver seen. Rio hss ons of the finest harbors in the world. There were several men- of-war there besides ns. We left there on the twelfth of November for Montevideo, Drogusy. We not there on the sixteenth snd snchored .bout six or eight mile. out. It Is tbe largest oity In th.t country .nd ha. some of the swellest streets .nd parks I sver seen. Ws left there on tbe twenty-third for Sandy Point, Chill. It Is in tbe Straits of Magel-' lan. It took about forty-eight hour, to get through .nd It was very rough. 1 ' Half of ths ship's oompany wss ses sick. Ton wouldn't think that wave, would oover this ship but there was a four ton sailing l.unoh on the super struoture of the deck. Tbe waves broke th.t loots snd we nearly lost it. I was certainly glad to get out of the Straits. We oame to Callao, Pern, then to Appuloa, Mexico, from there ' to La Pai and I am now in Magdalene Bay where we have target practice. I can't tell when I will get to the States but expect it will not be long. When: I get there I will tell you more about. my trip. The ship earrles ten hun dred and thirty-six men, officers snd crew, fonr ten-Inch guns, which thr w shells weighing 580 pounds. Besides tbe other armament we carry, she is 604 feet long and weighs 14,000 tons and cost $7,000,000. Well I guess" this is a oostly home. Tell all tbe telephone people "hello" for me. Will close this time. Excuse ms for ! .1 I 1. .1 -. uvt usiug pvu mu ilia mm iubt mv hsrd to get aboard abip. - Cuablu Edmundson. RECENT aiFLEJTIONS. Elmer Hoyt will occupy the Van Voorst place on North Buckeye. The Herington Sun issued . oreditable boom addition this week filled with good things .bout its good borne town. The Solomon Tribune has a new spring dress, cut bias aad with Paris trimmings. The Tribune baa two mighty good edltora in charge Mr. and Mrs. Olson. Sallna Union: E. C. Hollinger, teller at the Farmers' National bank, . was last evening elected secretary ot the Elks lodge in Sslina. He succeeds W. R. Singer, who lately resigned to go to Kansas City. Grant township Is extending Its good roads movement by covering ths aaad oa ths road west from tbe ceme tery with clay. There will soon be no bed sand roads ia the oonatv. C. T. Eates has sold his farm nortifwaat of town to B. W, Prtana sBn and will sot t"i 'tit fjlJ.tvJ samaiet home j! t sow.