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VOL. XXV. ABILENE, KANSAS. THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 12, 1908 . NO. 27. County Spelling Match A Few Words in AHlQnQ gnrHay to Our Subscribers A cpunty .pulling ouutest prelimi nary to the trl-oounty contest at-Hur-ington will be held Saturday at the faigh school building. Prr. J. P. Ferrill of the county high school will pronounce the words and the judges will be: W. A. Staooy. A. J. Mc Allister, W. 0. Steen, A. J. Biwsett. H. B. Hungerford. - Preceding the contest will be the county teacher, association program: Haute. Seven! l,rue (Garfield) Invocation Bev. Fullfr ergstresser Model Keeltatlon-Oliart Glass; Lnnguaga j. ,. Edith Hopkln. I OluMlcs-'arenth nad Eighth Grades .. 0. R. Baer Music Mrs. J- A. Young Shall We Teach Myih? Flora Solder The Llhrarr Whiic should the iwiaren Bead? Llda Homlg Judge Moore Wants ' Witness to Be Prompt Junction City Union: tit doesn't pay to oppose the law, or to perk up your nose to the order of the district iudc-e during court. That this is 4 a a true i. evidenced from the fact that Maud Saddler,, who was aubpoe a. a witness yesterday refused to ap pear when she wa. summoned. Judge Moore sent the sheriff after her, and when .he appeared be sentenced her to oonrlnemeqt in the oounty .jail for twelve hours. ' - There ha. been some delay during the present term of court on account of wit-ie.se. being late when they werti wanted. This sentence ought to make it all right again and emphasize iIip fact lhat witnesses are wanted Hi.ec they are sent for. Order 907 of - the t office department, pro-, ceeds upon the theory- that only paid-in-advance 1 subscribers entitle a nevrpi)per to second-class mail rates However, the orL gives weekly papers a year in which to secure f awals, but if the subscrip tion is not renewed withialthat period the paper is denied the second class m'&il rates. . While we doubt the necessity of such a ruling, and Believe it will work a hardship to both "the subscriber and pub lisher, yet the Reflector desires to be within the law. For this reason we ask all our subscribers a year in arrears or near that time promptly to re- i mit the amount due, and, "if convenient, a year in ad vance. The department gives us until April i to se cure the payment. This will be a small matter for most of our subscribers, and will save as much trou ble in squaring ourselves with Uncle Sam's postoffice. Remit by personal checkf draft or money order. We trust that the Old Home Paper will continue to -be a welcome visitor in buB, home, and that the mutual good feeling of paper and patron will not be disturbed by the order of this , Postoffice department. THE WEEKLY REFLECTOR Enterprise Normal Has Successful School Year Methodists Ask Return of Abilene Pastor JUDGB O. L. HOOUE. The closing s rvices of the oonforj- ence year in the Methodist chnrcb Literary, Day in Enterprise Club Circles ; The Conversation club of Enter prise had two especially interesting addresses Friday when Prof. Edwin M, Hopkins, of the English department of the University of Kansas, was the speaker. Prof. Hopkins is one of the West's finest literary authorities and bis talks were helpful and instructive. The afternoon session was it the home of Mta. H ffman and the eve ning aessiun at that of J. B. Ehraam. About 100 Were present and lunch was aeived. Several from Abilene at tended Prof, Hopkins came to Abi' lene this morning and returned to Lawrenoe at noon. The program. carried out were: AITSRSOOH PROOBAH. Plane Duet m. .11 . 1 . 1 U.. iMD.an. Violin Sal L. Boff.L.n Sunday evening .how. this to 485. , f lie receipt, of the church durinir ffvff year were: Sunday school were held Sunday, large congregationi1$482. cuullj $160, Ladle. Aid society greeting the pastor. Rev. S. E. Betts, At the last official board meeting. which wa. held with Presiding Elder i K. jnadison present, tne Doerg voten unanimously asaing toe rouiro to the Abilene charge of the pastor, a merited compliment to one of the city's most popular and talented min isters. Success has followed Rev. Mr. Belts' work here. . The report of the year', work made During Address, "Development of American Verse".;.. .... .....Prof. S. H. Hopkins, Slat Cnlrer.ltj V 1H0 FBOOBAM. Violin Solo T. L. Hoffman Piano Solo.... ..ML. Grosser Address, "ttom Kecant Verse" ......Prof. B. H. Hopkins Vocal Solo. ..Mr. Peterson, Undsborg College the year the membership has increased over 90 and in the two year, of Mr. Betta' pastorate it has grown from 8i)8 $476, ministerial support 1740, be nevolences 7ll, Junior League 144, incidentals ."1681, Epwortb League "763, Miae&laaeouB 1110, paid on Church debt 151150 (though only" $8883 wa. duej.parsonage rental Tama Vilov, total $9546.86. This i. t reoord of enthusiastic work and of progress, . The growing ohurch membership and the hearty spirit of helpfulness and devotion that have, characterized Mr. Betts' pastorate have been highly complimentary to hi. ability and all Abilene will be glad to see him come back tor many more years, ' J. P. KOELLER, President. KILLED BY HORSE'S KICK. With CELEBRATED IN CANADA. Lincoln Honored by Former Besi- denU of the U.S. W. A. Kern, who is in the employ -of the Calgary Colonization Co. write, from Calgary, Alberta Prov ince, Canada: In the last Issue of the Reflictox we notice considerable about Lincoln In the schools ao will enclose you program of the Lincoln banquet held in Calgary and also aend you under special cover a copy of the paper here and if any of you Abilene utes would like to see a real good and -enthusiastic celebration ju.t pass tbis way on the Fourth of July, 1908, and you will be convinced that there are' .some real Yankees here." The program is very pretty. Talk. consisted of . toast, to the United Stale, and England, patriotlo tonga of both nations, an address on Abra ham Lincoln and several readings and .speeches followed by a roll call of the states. Toe deoorationa were British, Canadian and American flage. The banquet wai held at the Arlington hotel in Calgary. Gave Fine Lecture. The lecture last night by Everett Kemp wa. greatly enjoyed by a large at the home of bi. uncle, J, R Ralph Beeves' Sister Meets Terrible Fate. Ralph Reeves, who has been staying Bur- audience. Mr. Kemp is a talented ton, and attending school received impersonator and held the close at- Bew, today that bis ten-year-old sister lenuon oi au inroagnuut ido evening. ' A Handsome Studio. F. Jt. Pennell from .Junction City For District Clerk. In the proper column appear, the announcement of W. 4. Rows of Ridge township for olerk of the district court.' Mr. Bowa i. (ha Republican central committeeman of that town ship and baa been a hard worker for party eaeeeaa for many rears. He is the township trustee also and has filled that and other positions ia the township board for years, .bowing his capability for official promotion. He bas the respect and friendship of everybody in Soeth Dkkiaaon where he ha. lived tor thirty years. Ba will 'Kike stroeg canvas, or tfce nomin ation and if selected by hi party U1 , avsere wiatMW. - I Blanche had been killed at the family home near Parkervllle, Morris coun has opened hi. new photoer.pl. tu- ne went 10 lne Mrn Ba ming dio over Day ton', land office. The near a hone was kicked in the head. studio is nicely fitted up and prettily she was dead when found Mr. Reeve. arranged. One of the feature, of the went nome to tne studio is a Goers Iense, the best made. Mr. Pennell is a hustline voune pho- Fire Department Officers, tographer aud ba. bad training in the The fire department held it. annual beat eallerie. In the west. He can do election of officer, last evening and the finest work turned out and will 'he following . were elected: rresi have the patronage of Abilene', bjst dent, P. D. LItts; vice president, Ollie families. Mouoy; secretary, a. a. rorney; irea AhilM..irnth. ru(. arm Theo- Hasshagen; fire chief, H --. ... i . . .. . . . , ri rt v i- Mr. nd Mm. H. W. Wilion who ". "ue,c I j -i it,. Ci.t. t7:.....i. ... have been .Dendine two month. " r..ou.DU . alternate., H. George and Ben Cooley TO TALK FORESTRY. .; Solomon Will Have a Government Expert for Lecturer. C. A. Kupfer, of the oHIoe of exten sion, United States Forest Service, has ju.t left Washington for Kan.a. where he will be engaged for two weeka in connection with the regular farmer.' institute work oarried on by the State Agricultural Experiment Station. He will deliver lecture, on Forest Planting In Kansas" at twelve different points. Among them are: March 18, Miltonvale; March 19, Longford; March 20, Talmage and March 21, Solomon. . Special to toe Benector. Entkbi'Biss, Marob 10. The En terprise normal academy 1. making fine proeress tbi. year and 1. more prosperous than evor in it. history. Last week we had many specialties at the college, On Wednesday morning the atu dent, had the opportunity of hearing H. Baird, author of several romance., who gave a splendid ohapel talk on "The Trial, of an Author." On Thursday Mr. Morsoher, an In ventor of no little promlnenoe and s former Kan.a. University professor, was with n. to address the students on the subjeot of "Loyalty." Loyalty tof .elf, " to sohool, to parents, to humanity, to state and to God were thoughts thst be brought out with much force. On Saturday morning Prof. E. M. Hopkins of the Kan.a. University ad dressed the students on "What Con stitutes Rest Succes. in Education." The cla.s in Germsn olasslcs fin ished Goethe's "Herman and Dor othea'! and 1. . now reading Sohiller's "William Tell." V ... , The olass In beginning Algebrs 1. about to enter the equations. The largest class In tbe history studying tbis subjeot, 26 members in the two division, of the class this year. That means good prospect, for s large class in plane geometry next year. Tbe Choral society, numbering more than 60 members, Is working hard to get the "Holy City" by Gaul ready for commencement. We are looking for the good thing. In tbis line.. Last Monday, night the Nast Literary Society gave it. annual ' program. .It' was appreciated by a large and sttentive audience. The mu.io'al a. well as tbe literary pro ductions were highly spoken of. After long and thorough prepara tion, the .tone masons will go to work this week st the laying of the basement walls of the dormitory for ladies. Nearly all the material Is on the ground. Southern California are now in Aber deen, Wash., visiting Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Hnmbargar. While In California they saw many former Abileneites. W. N. Hendricks has been in the em ploy of Los Angeles for a number of years as .ewer construction inspector, not a aewer contractor. He ha. just completed a $70,000 job, with two more contracts nnder way. He looks well and 1. making s bushel of money. tils orange grove experience was rather costly, one year gathering and marketing fourteen carload, which netted only $60. He traded the 20- acre grove for a fin residence on Pas adena arena which he now occupies. Hiss Lotta Thornton is principal of tbe Los Angela Highland Park school ith ten teachers and ia giving the beet of eatUfactioa. Clark Mahaa ia ngaged with a law firm in compiling law book, and ia esnpy and contented. John A lr m son U opera line a bic plaster mill and wsiiig a .dooms ol tl-. vesture. ' f . s iff - . ; j ... raor. am-iixaa Candidal for Oonatr 8epriaUdt Report of District 23. Report of Central Buckeye aohoel, district 23, for the sixth month end ing March 6. Punctuality 90 per cent; attendance 96.8 per cent. Neither absent nor tardy during the month: John Brlghtbill, Arretta, Ethel; Edith, Frank and Ralph Haynes; Mae Hinkle; Guy Lahr; Clara Sachan; Helen Shuey; Frances Grove; Bertha, Florence, Hazel, Elisabeth and Msry Zoek. Leah Humble, teacher. Dragging the Roads Is It the Best Way? Preached Able Sermons. Rev. W. A. McElroy preached twioe in tbe Presbyterian church Sunday and pleased lsrg congregations. He is one of the ablest ministers of cen tral Kansas. This morning ba gave a fin address at high school chapel. Ha returned to hia bom in Uincea po lls thia afternoon. Sunday Schools' Attendance. The report on last Sunday's session of the Sunday schools is incomplete but from the data secured these item, art of interest, th figure represent ing enrollment, attendance and offer- to Preebyteriaa 203 187, 16.88; River Brethren 188, 176, $6 46; Chri.tiae 140. 109, $3 17; Baptist 106.(8, $1.74; Evangelical 16, 182, $181- . " '.. - j This paper has reoeived a aevere jolt In its efforts to promote the good roads proposition. A letter come, to o. from a prominent farmer of Ea.t Dickinson demanding that we atop hi. paper Immediately and at onoe; and he add. that he is tired of road ing srtioles on dragging tbe roads. Thia, too, right on top of the earnest belief that we were doing the farmers of the oounty a service by telling what the townships which are making good roads are doing. Of course, if the man prefer, a muddy, pool-invested highway, with rock, and rough place, scattered pro- miscouslv np and down, that 1. exact ly the kind of a road be would like; but if he prefer, s reasonably smooth track upon which to run hi. buggy, be ought to be willing to do tbe beat he can to help alone the cause of good road.. Nobody pretends that dragging a road will make it perfeot. The only way to make perfect roada in Dickin son oounty is to pave them or macada mize them. Both f these methods ar ont of tb question because of the immense expense. It baa been uia covered by those who have atndied the matter carefully and have con ducted experiments of all kinds, that harrowing and dragging the country road. i. the cheape.t method of se curing results that ar .atl.factory. In Grant town.blp a dozen miles of rosd are so being treated and the benefit is so manifest that th road overseer, are complimented by every body who travel, in their territory. We cannot understand ' why any farmer of Dlokin.on county should object to tbe good road, movement. It certainly i. of Immense; financial benefit in hauling orops to market within a reasonable time and with a minimum amount of exertion. It cer tainly add. greatly to the pleasure of every farmer', wife and daughter to ride over well prepared highways. If the gentleman in Ea.t Dickinson who object, to doing anything on tbe highways with the road drag baa any better method for msking good rosd., this paper would be very glad to de vote as much space as he need, to ex plaining what his plan is. Here is the chance for him to become famous. and we hereby tender him the use of our oolumns for that purpose. -Obituary. Claude M. Walters, th oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Walters, wa. born In Brown oounty, K nsa., Aug. 11. 1886. died at hi. home aeir Tal mage. Ka... March 6, 1908. In March, 1900 be nnited with the Presbyteries church. Later he joined the Methodist church by transfer. coming to na at Talmage, April 21, 1907. Ba was also a member of the Sunday school and of tbe League, be ing a nvwt talthfnl worker and a oo- atast Christian. i Claude wis a young man of premise and bad planned a bright future visions of happy day. soon to come and we wonld not have been disap pointed, bad ba lived, ai God in bi. infinite mercy haa seen fit to call blm home. The funeral service was oonducted by Rev. La whoa at 11 o'clock Sunday and interment in Talmage cemetery. "Astee hs Jans. Wmm sM(l mas which aoae rrmr wmkm so nap: . A cftia. aa aadtsart icdom, , CDAtakaaartaalaatafnMs."