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a A.fuvmn.tvDlTya'ivaivrair ww w w w.w.WWWWiwwww.w wWwwwwwwwwwvww www - - . . , v' A Terry Qpristrya apd -.JJappy jfew Year - You deserve it, and it shaU be the aim of the Big Store to serve you even better during the oext year - A Qiristmas Bell Free to ever child Saturday. Thanking you, we are your., , : THE ABILENE MERCANTILE CO,, ; THE BIG u i uiii E ABILENE, KAS. laroiip bt The Reflector Publishing Co. ni-rBa U vtnTvou vim" - M the poetofflce t ASHeae, Kansas. eFFICIAl PAPER OS1 DICKINSON COUNTY, v - Guaranteed Largest Circulation of any Paper Pnblbhed In Dickinson oonty. if uia Is ilniei within the year: Oct year.... BIX iunwi. -- Thru mouth. If not paid In advance or during the 'v.er ao THURSDAY. DECEMBER 22, 1910. A St. Louis woman chased a man who bad imlled at her and slapped hlin. Soma day It won't be safe for a man to ventuie on the street wltV out an escort. If the towna around will read the Reflector they will be saved lome money. Lawrence for Instance It shy about i'M on a graft esposd In lhli paper two month ago. J. J. Kusler who positively refused an office In the fair awoctatlon has made a model president and deserrea much credit for hit work. C. C. Wyahdt who has beea closel Iden tified witii the association rrtiUi since ttii beginning also re!used to serve lnper. Hi has surolr done his shard and much of the associa tion's success la due to bin. A SENSIBLE LAW. Leavenworth Times: Iowa has a ve-nr sensible paving law and It la one which Kansaa could well afford to adopt. Right hero In the city of Leavenworth there have been num erous instances where street have heen naved by the city authorities, ... - 1.I.V I ... I J taa aneciai lazes tor wmtu adlolnlne orooerty has been almost as much as the property wa worth, thus virtually confiscating me pro nertr. In order to protect tho homes of the poor people from the impo sition of such paving tax ouraens hen they can Illy afffJrd to be car ried tho Iowa law provides tbaii no nodal taxes shall be assessed againsi nrnnertv of more than 2S per cent of its assesed valuation. There ought to be such a law passed bjc Topexa thi. winter In order to protect the property of the working men and clt- liens of modest means whose property nnrtor our oresent laws Is liable to what amounta to confiscation should the streets in front of some of the property be paved Alfalfa is today worth 8 per ton In Kansas. Eastern buyers pay $20 to f 25 per ton for Kansas alfalfa. V - Alfalfa at 18 per ton gives a gross Income of $24 per acre, r Alfalfa at $20 per top gives a cross Income of $80 per aire. ', Why not turn Kansas alfalfa Into meat and milk in Kansas and keep millions of dollars at homeT Alfalfa fed on a farm leaves 60 to 70 per cent of Its value on the land in the form of fertiliser. Kansas needs the fertilizer With the above statements for texts, Edward H. Webster, dean of the agricultural department of-the Kansas State Agricultural college. preached a sermon on alfalfa In Wlch ita the other day. The text is enough to think about, Regardless of the sermon. , Mrs. W..A. Morgan, who 'or many years has been widely known In the societies and clubs or nan sas. died at her home at Cottonwood Falla Friday. Her Illness has ex tended over a period of .four years and her condltiod has been critical for several weeks. She was 65 years anrf hi the mother of W. Y, Morgan, the well mown eauor, Living over a volcano can have no terrors for a family that has been through an acetylene gas explosion Senator Lorlmer appears to have ,,the better of the argument thus far. TWERE1 LECTOR extends to all its . readers , cordial greetings for the Christmas season and wiskts each a merry . holiday, replete with good things and with events that through coming pears shall be t coined into pleasant memories. " v . ABOUT PEOPLE. n m As to what becomes of the ball players In the winter. It Is our belief that some of them steal home. The barbers of Jersey CJty have declared war on the saf Jir ranor and will charge fifty centa for cutting the hair of men who da their own shav ing. This Is the cue for baldheaded men to laugh boisterously. A writer In the Outlook who signs himself Kansaa Progressive Republi can tells how he was converted. He uDlalns that he was a member of the county central committee and A snow leopard received at the New York too from Mongolia refused to be driven from Its cage Into the per manent home prepared for it. Sprayed with gasoline, it refuted to budge, and the fumes of ammonia failed of affect. Then the animal keeper Hinted hla meerschaum pipe of an cient lineage, and the third whiff from thia caused the ferocious beat: to bound madly out of his cage. This Is Ir tended for the eyes of women whose husbands smoke. The preacher whex opened a prise . v . iln. In P.nnarl IBS VVUUKJ vwiiMM ......... ll.UV 1 Ibll fl.J''' " " " " " .k..t. untnl AmnmM Ull HM'.I. knlni... rt , Willi. to the representative and $200 to the Unt branch of Christianity, senator. That glvea It away HP .... ... ...Mr The Santa Fe has dared the evla anything. Its work Is devoted to tors to fly over the Grand Canyon of levying aessme.U. iArlsona. They probably won't do It ' ' there would (be no fun dropping Into a Toot foot chasm Hsve you ever aeea It happen? John Seaton was In from Garfield. F. V, Linden was dp from Navarre. Fred Myers was up from Carlton. D. P. Shelter of Elmo; was in the city. - ' V ' H. W. Kinney came up from Chap man. '..." W. J. Ehrsam was up fj-pm Enter- T. F. Whlteley.of Detroit was In the city. Mrs. J. C. Hassler of Chapman was In the city. ' ', ' A. E. Robson of Holland Was gn Abilene visitor. f , " J. F. Wlagnrd of Cheevef township waa In the city. . r ? E. B. Lanning was in from New born township. Mr. and Mrs. Purdie of, Herlngton were In the cfty. ; . , ' Mr. and Mrs. Glen Rya)n of Hope were Abilene visitors. Mr. and His. J. I. Gisa were v slt- lng relatives in" Sallna. , I J. H. Taylor and family of Pearl were shopping In the city. 1 ' Mr. and Mrs. B. Slas came down from Solomon on business. 8. M. Hassler, one of Chapman's leading citltens waa In town. Mlas Anna Lesher is home from Lincoln. Neb., for the holidays. James' Wilson of Wheatland was transacting business in the city. Ellas Doldge was in from Willow dale and called on the Reflector. J. H. Osborne returned from Tes- cott where he has been on business, u, in.! Mr. H Sooth worth "re turned from Rutland, Vttbis after- Rowe of Dillon. noon. . . "'- Miss Myrtle and Harry B. Hill were op from Hope doing Christmas shop- tolng. Geo. Kleopfer was tip from Hope and made. tHe Reflector a pleasant call. . - R. P. Blackburn is here from Chi cago and will spend Christmas with relatives. - " . Mlaa Ruby Norman Is home for the holldaya. She Is studying music in Chicago. O. o: Bcratford had an atUck of lumbago and left for his home in En terprise to recuperate. Wallv Miller of Hod waa Id "town paying taxes and visiting old friends. He is employed in tho stucco mill where ho has been for several years. Mrs. S. C. Carrathera and children. Roy and Myrtle, left for St. Louis and other eastern points, for a visit with relatives and friends. They expect to' be gone about six weeks. RKCKNT KEFLKUTIom . Rasora that will shave are the kind we handle. Kugler ft Teopfer. Marrlasre license: Otto W. M In ert and Oeorglana Dalton both of Chapman, " Howard Keel has. Issued Invi tations for a dinner party at the home of bis parents on nexoMonday evening. ; - V -. Give him a box of "Toy Clube' for Christmas 4he cigar . that pleases svery smoker. : 17d7twlt J. H. Speer is In receipt of the news of the death of his -brother, William T. Speer which occurred at Belleponte, Pa., on Dec. 12. . . Buv him a" set of tools. He needsl them; we sell them. Kugler Veop-22wld3t SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED. Holiday VacaUon WIU Last Until 2nd Day of Mil. ; The city schools were dismissed this afternoon and the pupils' have a vacation until Jan. 2nd. Some of the rooms had exercises but mostly there were good byes and holiday greetings. Many county schools will have only one week vacation this rear. They will close next Friday and work will be resumed January 2. the Monday after New Years. Of the few schools that will have two weeks vacation some closed last Fri day, others will take the extra week out of the first week of the year. fL INJURED ARE RECOVERING. Sir. Covey Is Not Likely to Die From Her Boras.. Vr Covey, housekeeper at the boTfte of C. M. Garver who was se verely burned In the explosion of the acetylene a-aa planC Is reported as much better today and her physicians. aay, she has a good chance tor re covery. Mr. Garver Is also improving. Special Until h:::rj HEAVY NICKELED TOILET PAPER HOLDER ' Regular price $1.25. Until Jan. 1st, $1.00. COMBINATION CUP AND TOOTH BRUSH HOLDER ' Regular price, $4.00. " k Until Jan. 1st, T6c. v Slavonic Officers. Ttenevolent lodge A'. F. A . 'eloote(j theie officers for the' coming City Engineer Murdock esiao- . Bl8ynWi w M . H. L. Ilshed the corner for the new Abilene CoTertf s w . H H; Keei( j. w.; National bank building on Third and , hntI -treaiUrer; J, L. Worley, Broadway this morning. secretory; C. W. Holt, 8. D.; C. E. -Tk,.,i. i,rlvflrtlenient In Shadlnger J. D.; M. Witt, T.; F. S. th. R.fl!tor last evening the owner . Btayney, chaplain, of ..the laundry package which has been at the Abilene Bteam Laundry n & - A, 1 Iu.am . Innn It since Dept. '"" . was sent by express from Talmage Snow Commenced to Fall and Things TO BE WHITE CHRISTMAS? and was supposed to have been lost In tranait, Turned White. A steady fall of snow commenced At i r m. wt'Viilt the ground, -t Post office hours Christmas: (i Keiy that Christmas. - The mer Mimday, December 20 will be ob- cnantg hoped for a week of good served ae a hoMry. Office hours weather but even bad weathe." c'an 7:30 to 9:30 a. m. No city deli 7ery. ' t .ton Christmas shoppin. The usual delivery .win oe maae the Mtrnl carriers. "w CUP HOLDER Regular pri.ee, 75o. Until Jan. 1st, 50c. We have a complete line of nickel . plated bath-room ware in our display window. . V iiodge minz SHIFTING SOIL. . .. . " . . A. M ieal Estote Transfers jiepprteq oy J. E. Keel, Abstractor. Marshfleld- S. Kellogg and tfii to Lhzle Hampton, lot 14, bit 17, ' Herlngton, $500. D. A. Hullng and wife to W. O. Lewis lot 4, 6th Street and lot 37. U St. Hall t Whitley's add Solomon, .$240. '' , William A. Matteson and wife to F. Pennington, lot 8 and w 30 feet lot 2, Matteson's add Abilene, $495. Wfiliam A. Matteson and wife to F. , Pennington, lot 4 blk 2, Matte-1 son's add Abilene, $300. ' - Katie Sauer and husband to E. C. Kern lot 1, blk 21, Abilene, $1700. Strayed, one two-year-old heifer, two one brand. Finder will be re warded. J. B. Case. Advertised Mall. - For the week ending Dec. 21st: Letters: C. A, Cairns, Charley 19d2twlt clrM Bojr Crooper. Miss Ethel De i Vera. Grain Shipping Assn, Wm. Gar- W. J. Rowe has received a let-1 ten,. M. G. Gllroy, J. F. Harmes, M. ter from bis Cousin, Mrs. Sarah R. a Kinch, W- Mols, Clyde Palmer, Carbelt of Georgetown, Colo., who james R. Stewart, G. W. Telford, H. paid a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Rowe o. Tucker, Miss Adelene Winters, this fall, announcing tho sudden Harry Winters. death at Georgetown of Mrs. Cor- Cardsi Van C. Brsklrk, Mrs. Z. bett's mother, Mrs. Elisabeth Rowe. Buely, Tommy uavia, Arcuur tamir Mra. Rows was a sister-in-law of Wm. iu.il. Mlaa Uarv Hoover. Miss Flossie Hoover, H. D. Klnch, Frank Mayh tor C3). Lee Nelson, D. F. Perch, Miss Florence Smith, W P. Swenson (2). R. WARING, P. M. See our north window for the most complete line of aluminum kettles In the city. Kugler A Teopfer's Hard ware. - 22wld3t Enternrlse Push: Ralph Baker and his brother-in-law, Ed Kuhns. of Abilene purchased the Londene ft Walker blacksmith shop' at Navarre. v. a v... ..ir. ,kir nr mn w ' i . It. Ralph will not move there until Sunday morning, December 18, all of after the first of the year as he can- the business houses here are ooswrr not get a house,. QUIET SUNDAYS FOB CHAPMAN Business Men Decline to Open on that Day for Morning Orders. Chapman. Dec. . 20. Beginning Ing Sunday closing. This movement . Triple Tie. , "'"! Ejection of officers this, Thursday, evening, December 21st. ' All mem bers are requested to be present. Jno. C. Royer, secretary.' . TALMAGE Market Oay'S:! The Sent In: Yoa must wake and call rir call me aarlr. mother dear. tomorrow will be the busiest day ofThla Is related by tke Great Benflj all this strenuous year; of all this, Tribune: "A Great Bend womanj strenuous year, mother; the maddest,' this morning stepped Into a store of true! est day. tor I am going shop-! which the proprietor takes consid-pisg.-iuother, so isll me early, flav. arable pride because of Ita cleanliness There'll be many a black, black and ordered a small amount of 'nice eye, mother, but none so black as dean candy.' The clerk obligingly mine, you'll flat me braving the hat- took a taper sack and placing It to sta throiU at the head of the surg- his mouth, blew It open, and then teg Una. ' I know they'll call me ecoopleg tbe caady with his beads, erael, mother but I c aot whatjfitied the sack. The lady took the t!tr ear. for I s golsg shoppies ( aame. paid for It and aa the reached mc;ir, tke foreeaoat at tit tray. ws!t ontside.threw It la tho gut Iter." , . .' J.. v.. i.k nil Into effect last 8unday. , Jel. Weber returned fron , J " :,D0.rdlnlThouM.,pla. I. found to be so satlsf.ctory iChlcagp Where .he has been studying" 'M Inoulre at 10 that tho bualae . bona- at onoa music, to apend the holidays. M" dwlt adopted h and now If you want meat Ulrlch Gantenbine one of Dillons "- ' . - or groceries for yonr Sunday dinner propsperous farmers, was an Abl- ' Loa mast' order It and get It the leno visitor and called oa the Re- ' JL.r Abilene 'evening before. Most of the business fleeter. ;.:'- 0,1 I" Nh Cedar Abilene, b- eloslng at in the Rev. B. F. Dice, formerly of this three acre, with gooo no e , fall ..xeepUng Saturday oouaty but aow pa.tor of th. V.' E. JrfJ' have remained ope. til. The first Market Day Sale will be held at Talmage oil ' 'Sakilay, D:c. 2 V or.mmafiMTig' ftt 1 - An tl Rl . tTMrtl ' vye im. rj w v- gr "fny-a-v the following property: t - 8 head of Horses and Eule Span large mules, team of draft mares, ay pony team, saddle and driving horse, saddle pony. '' f 6 Head of Cattle , . i uooa uiiitu wn, wui v. ii-eiu wu , began wua mo obwiiuimvw hetferf. . a -S a.M Dnkna VTAPaT hiph DarUVrw IV UU U o-aa W. H. D-vl. 9. ! 10 B CIOCK. I 8andy closing mi i-- ... .'t of all tb better cUm of Po wTrJ-4. JttZi SSZ Mra. Hal Haslett sad Vim Lucllenower electne aw ' r Vlc-mg of tie potom for Ue entire C-Per came from Topek. n la'pnbl. that it w-U Farm Implements.' Eta Wagon gear, (-tine grapple bay fork, 40 hedge posts. Merchandise And other articles will be sold. ;'. TES1I3: Will be made known day of ml. IJ. I. SLIFER, AtctlwE : :i the city. Mra. J. K. Ross and aoa, Fullt-r. cam la this afternoon tram Kansas City to apend the holidays with Mrs. S. J. Parent and daughters. - " " . . ' v.m.. Tato work. Mr. rra- cic-ms --- - t , Cooper came up njom i , from Kebraaia aad dar. yet l probebln that It wm wn oe r JTa." I Vr"" " t Carroll Bn tor. adopt tho pis. - - . We'D. FOLIC:!, C!:; It is proposed to bold the t sale ia about five week. List y