OOMMKI'.n iL CLUB milU- !.3
, TO ESTABLISH QUARTERS.
Fit Up Booms
Made at Once.
The commercial club meeting last
night tu devoted to discussion- of
war to boom the town.
It wat decided to raise the dues
to $10 a rear per member and fit up
club roomi if money ii forthcoming
It was voted to .voted to apend
$200 advertising the city through the
Arrangements were completed for
the booster meeting at the -theatre
, Friday evening when 0. B. Irving is
to speak. The band will start at the
city hall and head a. procession to the
theatre. All are asked to join the
The Abilene high school and Ea-
. Una high school will play at the fair
grounds Friday afternoon.
No County Engineer Yet.
The board of county commissioners
adjourned today after its regular
monthly session. Only routine busi
ness was transacted. No county en
clneer was appointed. There are
about a dozen applicants for the
Highland School Closing.
Highland school closed last Fri
day with a dinner and program.
Most of the patrons were in atten
dance and the day was greatly en
joyed by all present. The pupils
presented their teacher with a hand-
tome water set as a token of their
love. This was Miss Blanche Hobble's
' second year in the school, and she
has been so loyal, so faithful, so tire
less In working for the betterment of
the school and to find the best In
each of her pupils that the patrons
are unanimous in wishing that she
may teach the school next year.
Mrs. C. 8. Crooks left for an ex
tended visit at Chicago.
K. U. Forney is home from Texas.
He says the southwest is mighty dry
and hot. ' ,
Miss Ethel Howland went to Her
Ington to attend the Combs-Krause
Mrs. F. Sellers returned to her
home In Belleville after visiting with
Mrs. E. T. McCollam.
Postmaster Nickles of Hope Is
home from Hays were he attended
the funeral of his brother.
Manager Peterson of the Badger
Lumber company of Hope was in
town and called on the Reflector.
Mrs.' C. E. Rugh, Miss Bara Benn
and Miss Emma Murray attended the
Hope commencement exercises last
Earl Stllle Is visiting his sister,
Mrs. Ernest Jaeger of Hope, and
doing some expert work on motor
cars In that city.
Thos Hinchon and Loren Landes
left over the U. P. flyer last night
for Denver and Colorado Springs and
will remain, if employment is soured.
Mrs. Elmer Orlswold and little son
left for Bartlesville to Join her hus
band. They will reside there. Miss
Florls Shane accompanied them to
spend the summer.
Mrs. J. E. Johntz went to Juunc-
tion City called by the death of her
cousin, Mrs. Wm. Miller, who died
there Tueslay Mrs., Miller was a
daughter of L. Loeb and formerly
lived at Enterprise.
L. L. I. to Meet.
The Ladles Literary League will
meet with Mrs. Kirby Thursday after
noon. The program Includes:
"Greek Life," Mrs. Andreson; "The
Women of Ancient and Modern
Greece," Miss Blayney; "Magazine
Study," Mrs. Giles.
On Wednesday, May 6th at noon,
at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. R. Harrison, southeast
of Abilene, occurred the marriage of
their daughter, Emily Josephine to
Otis A. Sexton.
The bride and groom were at
tended by Mr. L. H. Harrison, broth
er of the bride and Miss Sadie
jthodea of Chapman. Rev. A. Ritchie
officiated. After congratulations
bountiful wedding dinner was served
About thirty relatives and friends
were in attendance. 'The bride and
ipnnin have a host of friends who
will wish them much Joy. They
will reside near-Acme.
RECEPTION FOR THE SENIORS.
Northcraft Entertains High
School Young Folks.
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Miss Charlotte Northcraft pleas
antly entertained the seniors last
night at her home on North Cedar in
honor of Miss Annie Malott. The
home was beautifully decorated with
lilac blossoms, tulips and the class
colors. Conundrums were given out
from which the names of the mem
bers of the class were to be guessed
and groups of three or four of the
guests were given subjects from
which they were' to write a poem.
The poems were read with much en
joyment. The young gentlemen of
the Senior class rendered several se
lections of the latest origin and
showed great skill in that line. Miss
Eunice Curtis favored the class with
several piano solos. Light refresh
ments were served.
DICKINSON HIGHS WON GAME.
The young man who
wants a smart pair of Tan
or Patent Oxfords can get
his satisfaction satisfied
right here. We.are show
ing all the new creations
in shapes, style, features
2.50 3-00 3 50 to 4-00
Mr. Young Man, come
in and let us show you
your ideal Oxfords and see
how near we have guessed
Brown Building, Abilene
Junction City High School Team
Came Close to Victory'.
The Junotion City high school
baseball team won a game yesterday
afternoon, almost. Their opponents
were the Dickinson county high
school boys from Chapman. The
score was 6 to 4 in favor of the vis
itors. ' The game which was played
at Lague Park, Junction City, was In
teresting throughout, and the score
was so Close that the result was In
doubt until the end of the chapter.
. RECENT REFLECTIONS
L. J. Riddle of Herlngton pur
chased a new Bulck roadster of E. E.
About 60 delegates to the state
Sunday school convention went to
L. K. Bannon has taken a posi
tion in Happy's barber shop. He is
an expert ana aaas to me saope
Joe Badger Is suffering from
a fractured wrist, received In a tum
ble from a transfer wagon along with
lot of freight.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Holbrook
oe Coffervllle are parents of a son
bora Sunday. Mrs. Holbrook was for
merly Miss Augusta Dewey.
The First National bank of Her
lngton has Issued Invitations for i
reception May 13th, the 20th anni
versary of the bank's organization.
Ottawa Herald: A lace peddler
who enlivened dull momenta In the
conversation by telling how an Abi
lene woman had stolen part of his
stock nsed the story to much advan
tage until he got to Wichita, where
ha was met by the police with a war
rant sworn out by the Abilene wo
man, and gave out a statement con
fessing himself to have been a liar
hack to the third generation. The
statement was signed, sealed and
delivered and the man went on to
sell lace by signs instead of stories.
On the search for good furniture and carpets, your steps should lead to Shockey &
Landes'. Nowhere, do we believe, will you find such exclusive styles, such originalitysuch
tasteful designs and such exquisite finish as here.
The many lines afford a wide range of selection and our purchasing power enables us to
give you better goods at a lower figure than you will find elsewhere.
Good furniture and carpets does not necessarily mean expensive goods, but substantial, full
of style, character and goodness. Goods that will stand years of constant use, that is the
kind we sell you and with it goes a guarantee of absolute satisfaction. .
Whether it is one piece, or a number of rooms you wish to furnish, we shall be glad to
help you to select the proper goods.
Complete House Furnishers
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WENT TO HUTCHINSON.
Women Are Attending State
K. of H. Crowd Entertained.
Twelve' couples of young people
were entertained ny an- n. n-
George yesterday evening In honor
of Miss Warner. The guests were
takea to the Theatorlum where a
row party waa enjoyed. Thence they
returned to Mrs. George's home on
North Seventh and spent a pleasant
evening la playing games after which
light refreshments were served. The
hone was artistically decorated with
K. of H. colors aad pennants.
A number of Abilene club women
went to Hutchinson to the state
meeting of the Federation of clubs,
All are enthusiastic workers for Mrs.
C. B. Hoffman for president. They
Twentieth Century Club Mrs. C.
Columbian Club Mrs. E. H.
Grandberry, Mrs. Nevlns, Mrs. H. J.
L.L. L. Mrs. O. L. Moore.
Hiss LIda Romlg went to take part
In the program, having a paper on
The first number of the program
at HutchlAson was tendered the visit
ing ladles at the Elks club rooms by
local club women. Federation secre
tary and other state officers are to
be elected during the session. Can
didates so. far announced for presi
dent are as follows: Mrs. C. C. God
dard, of Leavenworth and Mrs. C. B.
Hoffman of Enterprise; for vice
president, Mrs. Mattie B. Hale of La
Crosse and Mrs. Ward of Hays City
are candilates. For the office of gen
eral federation secretary, several of
the present officials of the federa
tion have been mentioned.
July in Chicago touching $1.1714, but
on account of profit taking sales,
the advance was not held and the
market closed at $1.15, c lower
than yesterday. May sold at $1.29
closing at $1.28. September $1.06
but closed at $1.04.
Kansas City May touched $1.30
closing at that price. July sold at
$1.09 and closed at $1.08. Sep
tember sold $1.01 closing at $1.00-
. There was no decline In caBh
Hogs, 17,600 in Kansas, 6 and
10c lower, tops 7.35, bulk $6.85
Cattle 7,00, steady, top $6.90.
C. H. Brooks, Broker.
COLD DAYS SINCE 10OO.
April 17, 1007, Was the Coldest of
At the M. E. parsonage at noon
today Morris Emig and Miss May Eva
were married by Rev. W. C. Cole
man. The young couple are among
the county's finest people, both bar
taught school for several years and
deserve all the good things of life.
They will reside on the groom's fine
farm southwest of Abilene. Con
gratulations will be freely extended
to them. '
Lyric Theatre Sold.
The Landes Bros, have sold the
Lyric theatre to H.XJ. Collins of Mc
pherson, Kan. Landes Bros, took
the show when located on North
Cedar street, and have built up a
One business. Mr. Collins is well rec
ommended as a citizen, and a picture
show man of considerable experience.
He takes possession Saturday night
at the close of the show.
THE WHEAT MARKET.
Liverpool cables dosed 1KB high
er this morning, fully reflecting ear
id ranee of yesterday. Our markets
opened steady bnt soon advanced.
According to a record kept by
Prof. Jones of the Weselyan, the
weather man of Sallna, late spring
frosts and low temperatures of pre
vious years are as follows:
1908 April 2, 21 degrees; May 8,
1907 April 17, 17 degrees; May
16, 35 degrees; May 27, 28 degrees.
1906 April 9, 22 degrees, April
16, 29 degres; May 9, 31 degrees,
1905 April 12, 29 degrees, no
frost In May.
1904 April 17, 22 degrees; May
14, 31 degrees.
1903 April 30, 28 degrees; May
1, 32 degrees.
1902 April 17, 30 degrees,
frost in May.
frost In May.
LIVES AND LEARNS
SENATOR DOLLIVER OF IOWA EX
PLAINS HIS POSITION ON
CONDITIONS HAVE CHANGED
A New Era In Which Enlightened
Public Opinion Ought to be the
Real Government of the
11, 25 degrees, no
Real Estate Transfers Reported by
J. E. Keel, Abstractor.
James A. Dorflinaer asd wife to
George W. Craig, s s ?4, 16-13-1.
Hanrr A Cramer and C. H-. ner
husband to Joe W. Hall, lot 17, on
Main street, Solomon $800.
tt Kvervbodr Work.
And the world would be mora happy
and contented. Just consider now
much pain and trouble results In your
body, when your llvr or stomach
ton working. Happily, yon can soon
set them to work again, cure your
pains and restore yourself to health
and contentment, with Dr. Caldwell's
(laxative) Syrup Pepsin. Try it Sold
by all drsggltts at 60c and $1. Money
back if It fails.
Washington, D. C, May. 6. Notable
speeches provoking debate of intense
interest characterized the session of
the senate yesterday. Senator Dol
liver of Iowa made an attack upon the
methods under which protective tariff
bills are formed and engaged In a con
stant exchange of words with Senator
Aldrlch who was a careful listener to
the address of the Iowa senator. On
the Democratic side senators remain
ed mute, no member of the minority
Interposing a word in the controversy
over the tariff which occupied the
Republican senators alone. At times
this debate threatened to be acrimoni
ous, but the Iowa senator was ever
ready with humorous retort which
called forth laughter at times when
anxry words seemed unavoidable.
"'If I speak the truth," said Mr. Dol-
liver, "If I deal with things as they
are, I suggest to the senator from
Rhode Island that It will not be an
adequate answer to reproach me with
the errors of my youth or to dispar
age me because in other years I fol
lowed without Question in the foot
steps of our party leaders. If, in
times past, I took, without disturbing
the public peace, every act of the
party. It was because I loved It; be
cause the young man of that day
found It a good deal easier to ldallzs
it than they sometimes find It now.
I speak here because I still love the
old Republican party, and would have
Its leadership rise to the full statute
of Its opportunity and Its responsibil
ity." Referring to a recent exchange
of words In the senate between him
self and Senator Aldrlch, Mr. Dolllver
said "If the senator from Rhode Island
intended to humiliate me by the inti
mation that my course In these me
ters is dictated by political conditions
at home, he unintentionally pays me a
compliment which I sincerely appre
ciate, because this nation has entered
upon a new era of direct responsinu-
ity on the part of presidents aad con
gresses alike to that enlightened
ubllc ODlakm .whkh ought to be the
real government of ' the United
"Is it possible that a man. because
tie voted for the Allison tin-plate rate
of 1889 and heard poor McKlnley dedi
cate the first tin-plate mill In America,
can be convicted In this chamber of
treachery to the protective tariff sys
tem, If he desires that schedule re
examined, after seeing the feeble en
trprlse of 1890 grown within a single
decade to the full measure ol this mar
ket place, organized Into great cor
porations, over capitalized into a
speculative trust, and at length, un
loaded on the United States Steel
company, with a rake off to the pro
moters sufficient to buy the Rock It-
land system? If a transaction like
that has made no impression upon the
mind of congress, I expose no secret
In saying that it hat made a very pro
found Impression on the thought and
purposes of the American people.
"I repeat, therefore, what I said the
other day, that the duty of this con
gress Is to reduce the margin of pro
tection provided In the Dlngley rates
wherever It can be done without sub
stantial Injury to the productive en
terprise! of this market place. It is
our special duty to take up those
schedules which represent the largest
Investments of protected capital and,
at least, take out of them the rates
that are now everywhere known to be
extravagent and unnecessary, which
rise so far above the level of our real
industrial needs as to bring the policy
of protection Into ridicule without do
ing anybody any sort of good."
Growth of Sugar Industry.
Washington, Apr. 2. The store
tary of agriculture yesterday sent to
the senate tht Information regarding
the beet sugar Industry for which he
was asktd In a resolution adopted by
the senate on April $. The data glvss
a detailed report of the growth of the
industry since 1896, showing that the
production of sugar from beets has
Increased from 42,000 tons In 1891 to
426,000 tons In 190$. The price ol
sugar In foreign markets and other In
formation regarding the Industry Is In
cluded la the report
Life Sentence for Hsrgls.
Irvine. Ky- Apr. 29. The Jury In the
ease of Besch Hart Is, who is charged
with the murder of his father, Judgt
James Hargll, reported shortly aftei
aoon yesterlay. Ending Harris guilty
and recommending life sentence.
Arranging the Summer Capital.
Washington, Apr. 1. Presides!
Tart has accepted the offer et tht
Chamber of Commerce rooms at Be
tiiy. Mass, for its at executive etnett
during his stay at the summer "White
Sense" es Salem Cev.
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