A2i:rx:.':2 v. :
i Sv in i.
'! room houM, Urn, city water, S
lot 14x150 (at on East 6th street.':
' 1 lot on west Tth street 40x162 ft
I lot! In Bmalley's addition, 100
(50 (eat, $150.
1H loti on Wast 3rd street, 75x
150 (eat, $5(5.00.
I lot on 'Vina street, 100x300
Lot comer 3rd and Vina streets,
I0o foot frontage on 3rd, 140 foot
frontal on Vine, $450.
I Iota on East 6th street, between
Campbell and Brown, 50x160,1250.
I lota en East 6tr street between
Ollro and Campbell streets, 60x150
., f room home, story and a half,
I Iota 100x550 (set, on South Cedar
treat Fine (or any one who-wants
Utile tarn in town. $2600.
Many of onr Building and Loan
Association members are customers
for building lots. List what you hare
for sale with us. 1
J. E. KEEL
IN BLACK GRANITE
Are artistic and effective. We make
specialty ot Black Maine and Mas
sachusetts granites, and are now
snaking up a carload ot these beauti
ful materials (or delivery next spring,
If you are considering the erection
of a monument, why not let us order
something for you subject to your
approval when It arrives? By doing
this you get the advantage of the
lowest freight rates and can see
the stone Itself before It Is lettered.
This is a much Hotter way than
merely ordering from a photograph.
Remember absolute satisfaction
MUST go with every order that loaves
our shop. Call and talk to us and
let us show you what we can do.
ABILENE MONUMENT CO.
ill HARDING BON, Proprietor
Full of paints ot merit, are nan
rous In our assortment ot
They are new, artistic and pint
log. The colorings are excellent
and will retain their beauty to
years. There le not a patters i
the 'store that would not make
banning covering (or any room
A. R. ELVIGK
Exclusive Paint and Wall ' pv"
SO Tear in Btuineu
We out fix your
clock or watch or
Bee our ae
display of Jew
elry, Eye Glass
CC0LEY, THE JEWELER,
Ttird EL. acre from P. a
ir 1 VA f
THE HHJH PIUCE8 AND
Will THEY AltK HERE.
By Senator C. I. Crawford la he
V Independent. ' ,,
There Is a good deal of complaint
nowadays about high prices and the
Increased cost of living. It Is a fact
which none can deny that the prices
of the necesearles of life have,, as a
rule, steadily Increased during the
past ten years, and that from 80
to 60 per cent more money is re
quired In the support and mainte
nance of a family today than was
necessary ten or twelve years ago.
a laborer getting a salary of from
sixty to seventy-five dollars per
month In 1306 could support his
family In simple comfort and save
something besides; but in 1003 be
found It Impossible, with the same
wages, to pay his rent and keep even
with his grocer, try he never so bard.
This Increase In the cost of living,
where no corresponding Increase in
wages and fixed salaries has occurred
has caused a bitter protest People
are Inquiring Into the cause. It Is a
bad thing for the country to have an
era of high and generally advancing
That depends entirely upon the
angle from which you view It If you
are a poor man or woman, dependent
entirely upon a dally wage or a
monthly or yearly salary which has
not Increased In the same ratio, the
period of high prices Is not a good
thing (or you, and you hare a right
to Insist upon better pay or lower
cost of living. '
If, on the other band, you are en
gaged in the production of articles
of food and raiment, or other mater
ials of general use and necessity a
farmer, for Instance, or a banker, car
rier of commodities, or a member ot
a labor union In a flourishing) plant
where, through the union, you have
compelled a corresponding Increase In
wages the advance in prices and
tne resulting activity in business has
been and Is a good thing for you.
It has been a fine thing for the farm
er in the great Middle West, because,
In addition to the enormous Increase
In the value of his farm, the prices
of farm products have Increased along
with the general prices of things he
has to buy .and the steady Increase
in prices during' the past ten years
has made him rich. But notwlth
standing the fact that the country
has prospered marvelously during the
past twelve years, and notwithstand
ing the fact that the shop, the store,
the factory, the mine and the farm
have brought rich returns, we must
not overlook the burden which these
high prices have put upon the family
ot the poor man whose wages have
not Increased In the same ratio. These
more unfortunate ones are making a
vigorous protest, and one of the live
questions Just now is: Why nave
prices gone up? Why Is the cost
of living so much more than It was
ten' years ago?
Borate, answer at once that the
trusts and combinations in restraint
ot trade, crushing out all competit
ion, have arbitrarily Increased prices
to the point of extortion; others
charge that the protective tariff is to
blame; other again tell us that these.
prices are fixed by the law of supply
and demand, and result from the in
crease In the volume of onr currency,
and from other natural causes.
What Is the correct answer to this
serious Inquiry? Can we attribute
the general advance ot prices to com
binations in restraint of trade? It
the price of crude and refined pe
troleum or the price of steel rails had
advanced very materially during the
past ten years, and the price ot
other staple articles had remained
stationery, or fallen, It would be a
fair inference to say that the in
crease in the price of crude and r
fined petroleum and In the price of
steel rails was because the Standard
Oil Company and the United Stales
Steel corporation have a monopoly
in the production of these articles.
But when we discover that the
prices of ten thousand articles which
neither the Standard Oil Company,
the United States Steel Corporation
nor. any other trust controls have
steadily advanced more rapidly than
petroleum, and that the price of steel
rsils has not advanced at all, this
explanation does not explain.
I am decidedly in favor of the
most rigid Federal supervision of
great monopolies like the Standard
and the United 8tatee Steel. Such
combinations should not be permitted
to follow their own sweet will In fix
ing the price of any article of neces
sity. But It Is manifest that their
power to fix the price of oil, or of
steel rails, has no connection with
the high price paid tor wheat barley.
Max, pork, mutton, beef, fish, lard,
cheese, milk, butter, poultry, eggs,
rice, rent clothing and countless
commodities produced by Individuals
la no manner connected with any
eotnbtnatioa la restraint of trade.
Monopoly can neither be defended
nor excused, but It la lot the cause
or prevail log high prices.
Are excessive tariff duties to blame
for thee high prices generally?
I do not believe In excessive pro
tective tariffs because they lead to
grave abuse and Injustice; but the ex
planation of high prices is not iouna
there. It the prices which have so
steadily advanced during the past
ten years ware confined to articles
exclusively produced by a combina
tion ot American manufacturers un
der the protection of a tariff so high
as to exclude all foreign competition,
while the prices of other articles not
o protected remained stationary or
dropped Into a lower scale, wa would
be Justified In attributing the higher
prices of such protected articles to
the prohibitive tariff and to domestic
monopoly; but that is not the case.
The United States Steel Corpora
tion, in many lines, enjoys a monop
oly, and yet Its products have not
advanced more than thousands of
articles which it does not produce or
control and the production of whloh
Is not protected by the tariff, nor by
any trust or combination whatsoever.
Grant that prohibitive tariffs are
responsible, for such advances above
the general level as may be traced to
them, yet this does not explain the
generally high and advancing prices
of Innumerable articles to , which
they bear no relation.
There Is a heavy tariff on sugar
and the American Sugar Refining
Company la one of the worst outlaws
in the country. But sugar is one ot
the few articles that has not advanced
In price. On the contrary, it has gone
down. In 190? we Imported four
billion pounds of sugar, which paid
a fluty of over sixty million dollars,
and yet, while the price ot food
products' not affected by the 'tariff
Increased over 20 per cent during the
past 'ten years, the price of sugar
fell 1.6 per cent This fall in price
was undoubtedly due to overproduc
tion but It Indicates that soma other
cause than monopoly and. high pro
tective tariffs is responsible far the
general advance In prices.
Statistics collected by the Bureau of
Labor show that the advance in
prices has been worldwide, and that
the products of the farm have kept
pace with the products ot the mill
and factory. What, then,- is the
Manifestly, It Is complex. Many
elements enter Into It.' Variations in
the harvest, changes In the fashions
and habits of the people, the use ot
other articles as substitutes, overpro
duction, shortage in supply all these
to a greater or less degree,1 affect
But there Is another very material
factor which has not been taken into
full account, and that is the 'substan
tial Increase In the volume of gold,
which measures in value of all com
modities, and the increase in tircu-
latlng medium of the United States
during the past twelve years. On
July 1, 1896, the circulation per cap
ita In the United States was $21.10,
while on July 1, 1909, notwithstand
ing the great increase in population
since 1896, It was $35.01 per capi
ta, an Increase of $13.91 per capita.
The world's coinage In 1896 was a
little less than $200,000,000; In 1907
It was a little more than $400,000,-
0 0. In 1896 the production ot gold
In the United States was $53,088,000;
In. 1907 It was $89,620,389. ; This
enormous Increase In tha - world's
coinage of money and this enormous
increase In the circulation per capita
In the United States have obviously
lessened the purchasing power of the
The value of commodities expressed
In a cheaper dollar means, of courts,
higher prices. While this Increase
In money volume is not, ot course the
sole cause qf advancing price, It Is
the prime cause, and for soma reason
It has been given sight attention in
the public discussion so far. It has
been the chief contributing cause to
prosperity and good times, and no
one could secure a hearing who would
'propose a contraction of, the present
volume of circulation."
I While the laboring man. whose
I wages have not advanced as swiftly
as the cost of living, and the man de
pendent upon 'a fixed salary which
has not advance! at the same rati',
have suffered and have reason to
complain, statistics show, neverthe
less that the average wage per hour
In over 4000 establlsbmon's in the
principal manutac.urlnj; and mechan
ical industries of :h I'nlted States
in 1907 was 28.6 per cent higher than
the average wag per oour (or the
years from 1890 to 189.1. The Bum-
ber ot employeM .was 4-4.4 per eent
On account ot money being plenti
ful and actively employed during
these yeara ot 'ni -rasing money vol
ume, labor has been -julte generally
employed also. From this rendition
of Industry and production. It seems
clear that what is needrl Is a fair
advance la tha wagea and salaries of
employees, where they Leva not kept
pace with advancing prion, and not
an attempt to redaea tha general
maintenance of good prlcM. With
the volume ot currency kpt full and
no restraint npoa gold coinage, prkas
win go still higher, but th garal
result win b duo to th lacreaairg
volume of circulating medium rati
than to monopoly,
MRS. F. K. STIIOTHER DEAD.
Loved Wife and Mother Baa Passed
A mother In Israel, rip in years,
full to running over of loving service
and self-sacrilice for ber family,
friends and neighbors, has gone to
her certain reward,
After montns and Wars ot bodily
affliction and suffering, Mrs. Francis
Kemn Strother sank peacefully to her
eternal rest on the bosom of her Sa
vior at" 1:80 o'clock Saturday, De
cember 25, 1909.
, Burlin Virginia, daughter of Ben
jamin and Lindsey Honsa, was born
In September, 1827, In Wake county,
North Carolina, a few miles from
Raleigh, the capital of tha state. Her
father wu a nlanter and slave hold
er and her girlhood was typical of
the delightful, ebaimlng, hospitable
nl.ntatlon life of the old South..
She grew Into beautiful, high spirit
ed, warm hearted and impulsive wo
man and when. In January, 1851,
she was married to Francis Kemp
Strother, she was recognised as the
nf WnkA countv and was uni
versally beloved for the admirable
and attractive qualities of her heart,
mind and person.
Her married life was happy and
, trot, until the outbreak of the
dreadful Civil War which brought
ruin and suffering to so many famll-
,,. nf tha Rnuth. The strength ana
energy of her character were brightly
displayed during the awful national
T.ika all the rlorlous women
of the South she was passionately
devoted to the Southern, cause ana
hrovoiv unit steadfastly met the loss
of kindred on the battlefield and the
privation and suffering in the home.
. TAiilrlv reared, she faced with
undaunted courage the vicissitudes
of poverty which came at the close
of tne war.. Without a murmur, nia-
lng whatever of regret she may have
f.it at leavina her old home with an
Its dear associations, she came to
Illinois with her husband and family
nf kit children in 1869 to begin life
anew amidst strange, and as she
feared, a hostile people. Her courage
on riavntlon and self sacrifice were
an inspiration to her husband and
children. Her Christian belief and
example, her unbounded energy, her
heart whole devotion surrounaea ana
onvalooed them and spurred them
to endeavor, and whatever thing of a
wnrthv . nature - they accompllsnep
they owed largely to her. Her mem
ory will abide with them a sweet and
graceful benediction. ,
In 1883 ahe came to Abilene where
she lived until her death which oc
curred at the home of her daughter,
Mr. h is. Seeds. Here Grandma
Strother, as she was affectionately
called, was loved and respectea oy
all who knew her, and her last days,
bravely and uncomplainingly sus
tained, were brightened by the min
istration of many devoted friends.
She was the last survlver or ner
f.mUv har narents and brothers and
sisters all having preceded her in
death. Shv is survived ny ner nu
hnrt who la now in his 88th year
and also the last eurvlvor of his
family; and by three sons ana tnree
A.ht,n. B. L. and S. K. Strother
of Taylorvllle. Illinois; Frank T.
Strother of Albuquerque, H. m.,
C. S. Crawford, Mrs. H. E. Seeds of
Abilene, Kansas, and Mrs. S. F. New
tiniteA of GrleKBville, Ills., All the
children except Frank and Mrs. New-
house were with her when she aiea.
Alone In Saw Mill at Midnight
. j.mmibu riraftl.
unminaiui oi """i"-1 " :
storms or cold, W. J. Atkins worked
as night watchman at Banner Springs.
Tenn. Such exposure gave nlra a
severe com iu". -
At last he had to give up work. He
triou in ft" muicuipw
till he used Dr. King's New Discoverr.
"After using one num -
f went back to work as well us
ever" Severe Colds, stubborn
Coughs. lfj ttroat; and sore
Whooping Cough get quick relief and
prompt cure from tnis glorlo us mdt
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free, guaranteed 07 .
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hives, hems, scabies Doan'a Oint
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Tho Central Kansas Business college
- OFFERS THROUGH COURSES IN
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v CATALOG FEES
Address H. A. AN DRESON, President
TEUj ABOUT FLORIDA.
i, J. Mchmider Bays the Oranges Are
J. J. Scinelder sent oranges from
his" Florid farm for the Lutheran,
Presbyterian and Methodist Sunday
school Christmas exercises. He writes
to the Reflector from Ashton, Flor
ida: "I Just shipped a carload of
Russett oranges and grape fruit to
J. E. Brewer to sell to the Dickinson
county peop'e. I wish to say I have
traveled several hundred miles over
Florida and I did not find anywhere
sweeter and better flavored oranges
than the Russetts that are grown in
Oseola county, Fla., the county where
my grove is Ideated. I superintend
ed all the work1 from nicking, sizing
and packing. I fvould not allow any
out souna iruit to oe pacseu. my
grove Joins on tne St Cloud colony
and I have had people from all over
the United States that are locating In
this colony tell me .they never tasted
sweeter oranges than the Russetts
grown in Oseola coixnty. ' Tha above
colony has 30,000 acres here and
have sold, I am told, 85 per cent ot
it to people all oier the United
States. St. Cloud has a population
of 1200. If you like my oranges I
will assure you I will In the future
Bend the best fruit grown in Florida
to the people of Dickinson county.
Buy a box and try them. I assure yon
that you will be pleased. I wish you
all a Merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year. I never saw finer weath
er in winter season than there Is here
now. I work-in my -shirt- sleeves.
Only one light frost this winter."
' Stallion For Sale.
' Percheron stallion, 6 years old,
weight 1700, $460. B. B.' Coulson.
Abilene People Have Good Reason (or
Do you know how
To find quick relief from backache;
To correct distressing urinary ills;
To surely ,cure sick kidneys?
Just -orie way your neighbors
Have used Doan's Kidney Pills;
Have proved their worth In many
Here's Abilene testimony: '
Mrs. Nancy Puryes, 810 E. North
Sixth street, Abilene, Kansas, says:
"I have used Donn-s Kidney Pills
off and on for ten years and would
nni Vnnw what to do without tnsm.
I publicaly .recommended this remedy
some time ago and I now giaay con
firm all I then said."
On Feb. 12, 1906, Mrs. Purves
said: "I was: a victim of kidney
complaint for years and often in the
mnrninemv back was so lame ana
painful that I could hardly move. I
tried any amount of medicine out
nniv found ells-ht relief and I was
In despair. Doan's Kidney Pills act-
differently than anything else 1
had previously taken, going at once
to the seat of my trouwe ana reuev
in mo since then my back has
bothered me but Doan's Kidney Pills
t,. aiwavi broua-ht me prompt re
lief, r cannot speak too highly of
..la tiv all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the umiea
Remember the name uoan a
and take no other.
. ' -, a ..1,1a will nmiallV dlS-
able the Injured person for three or
four weeks. This Is due ttr lack of
u . 1 ration rh amber-
proper ireavu"""- "
lain"? Liniment Is applied a cure may
ba effected in three or 'our days. This
liniment Is one of the best and most
remarkable preparations in use. Sold
by C. E. Northcraft Co.
(Firit published in Abilene Weekly Re
flector Deoamber IS, list.)
. IV AVf.OTNTMKJft1.
State of Kanaaa, Dlcklasoa County, ss:
In th mattar of th estate of Andrew
J. Kohler, deceased, late of Dtoklnson
Notice is hereby rln I5J
Hth day of Daoambar A- D. ltSS. J
undaralxned vu br tha Probata Court
of DteMMOB County. Kansas, duly ap
Mlntad and anallf lea a aonTinlatratrli
th Jut Si Andrew 1. Kohler. da
Lad lata of Dlcklnaon County, Kan
SAli parties Intareeted In aald eeUU
SiutS notice and govern Uamaelvaa
awo mrniir. u.nnvrnm.ini
LA in Li
224 acres 4 miles south of Her.
ington, some Improvement, $47.60
per aero. ',. . ; .
200 acres miles northeast of
lawn, well improved. $1,6,000.00.
8400 of which can run 5 years at
5 per cent interest. .
160 acres 8 miles out, a fine farm.
and well improved, $10,000, 1
- 400 acres stock ranch la McFher.
son county. Well Improved and 5tt
miles of town, $11,000. ? ' ,V 1
'160 acrer 6 miles north ot Coyle,
20 miles of Gutaerte, partly Improv
ed and a good (arm at $3200. $800
cash, time on balance. . ;
300 acres 4' miles of Pleasant
Valley 7 miles of Coyle, 100 ere
in cultivation. Prloe $16 per acre.
Terms on part. ' '
We have others. ,
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I ICI IliK LU I I. - IVAI
W. H. EIGHOLTZ CO.
. The Same Careful atten
tion that has been ' given to
the Eicholtz business for the
past thirty-nine years. '
H. K. EICHOLTZ, ,
H. H. EICHOLTZ.
FINE ARTIFICIAL TEETH
, . , With or Without Plate , , ;
P....,H .-A DMn Unelr
UIUWII OMU Ul lUO nvin
Over Case's Store, Abilene. May II
Elvs Cream Balm
Sura to Civ Satisfaction.
OIVI RILItP AT ONOI.
tt cleanses, eootaee, heals and protects the
aiaeaeed membrane resulting from Catarrh
and drives away a Cold in the Head quickly.
Beetoras the Senses of Taste and Smell.
Easy to tun. Contains no iajnrlona drags
Applied into tha noetrils and absorbed.
Uro Sum, 60 sns at Drugfrfat or by
aiait Iaqnld Cream Balm for as la
atomisers, 76 oeota.
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