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nflenw and f re-Bnuemory uearance m 1lUd 1 THE ABILENE MERCANTILE COMPANY The Big Store The Big Store in Sale Begins Thursday, Jan, 5th; Sale Closes Saturday, Jan, 14th Half Price . A table in the center of our dry goods section will be self explanatory. All short lengths and remnants of wool -goods, cotton goods, linens and many other desirable items, quick clearance Half Price Shoes Pre-Inventory Clearance. One lot Men's and Women's shoes worth up to $3.50 a pair. If your size is here you get them at $1.00 Beginning tomorrow morning we inaugurate our first January sale of Ladies and Children's Undermuslins. And at the same time will make a speedy clearance of all desireable winter merchandise at a great saving to you. Hundreds of spic-span NEW and most desireable undermuslins just received from the manufacturer and especially for this sale. It would be impossible for us to describe all the beauty of these undermuslins therefore below we only mention the different garments at their regular price and the prices we expect to make for this sale. MUSLIN UNDERWEAR Muslin Gowns, Muslin Skirts, Muslin Drawers, Corset Covers, Princess Slips and Children's Garments regularly priced at 25, 35, 50, 75c, $1.00, 1.50, 1.75, 2 00. 2 25, 2 50, 3.00, 3.50 and 4 00, in this sale: 25c Garment at - - .19 2.00 Garment at - - 1.59 35c Garment at - - .23 2.25 Garment at - - 1.79 50c Garment at - - .43 2.50 Garment at - - 1.98 75c Garment at - ' - .59 3.00 Garment at - - 2.48 1.00 Garment at - - .83 3.50 Garment at - - 2.79 1.25 Garment at - - .98 4.00 Garment at - - 3.25 1.50 Garment at - - 1.18 One lot of Children's and Misses' muslin pants all sizes 13 cents per pair. Cloaks HALF PRICE Ladies' and children's cloaks only a few left but not a gar ment reserved. All must be. sold in this sale at One Half Price Blankets Ten pairs absolutely all wool, eleven-quarter blankets in plain grays and tans, pink and blue plaids, regular price $5.00. Clearance sale . $3.05 All Kinds of Produce Taken Prendergast's Old Stand, Abilene, Kansas We Sell Everything ABOUT PEOPLE. . A. Li Schroeder was In from Elmo. 8. H. Gugler was up from Wood bine. ' Guy Hall of Chapman was In the city. L. D. Arnold wai up from Enter prise. , H. H. Koch was up from Enter-Brise. A. E. Reynold! was up from Na varre. J. J. BelHn of Woodbine was in the city. H. H. Koch mt Entetprlse was In the city. P. F. Lempke of Navarre wai In the city. C. 8. Byers of Talmage was In the city. J. O. Burt, was In from, Garfield township. , A. H. Fair of Lawrence was la the city. W. H. Verbrugge was up from Chapman. A. F. Zlebell.of Herlngton came ap on business. W. H Walker of Navarre was an Abilene visitor. F. F. Linden of Navarre was an -Abilene visitor. - Bamuel' McElhenny was In from Sherman township. O. W. Pitts of Baldwin te visiting relative! In the county. Mrs. Marietta Collins of Bunny. aide was in Abilene on business, A. Grimm, ope of Garfield's well known farmers, was In the city. Mrs. H. R. Bryan of Galatla Is vlaiting her sister, Mrs. H. D. Foe lit. C. E. Vickers and Colt Flora left for a three weeks' trip to Ok la home. Mrs. F. A. Talpey of Kansas City who has been visiting her sister Mrs. J. A. Hopkins went to Sailna. Mrs. A. J. Hill and son, Clyde, wrao havt been visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Rows, returned to Dll- Kan., where a fine business opening awaits him. A. Gunzelmari returned from Kan. sas City where he Underwent an operation In the Wesley hoapital, His health is much Improved. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Fisher and children of Walland, Tenn., who hav been visiting Mrs. Fisher's parents, , Mr. and Mrs. T. H. MaloU, returned home. S. H. Gugler, one of the leading farmers near Woodbine was a Re flector caller. "It haa been a good year In southeaat Dickinson," said He, "and fanners are happy." B. T. Motley left for his borne . ta .Manchester, New Hampshire. Mrs. Holier will visit her tor a few aaonths. Miss Oertrude Blarney of West port. N. T. came in today for a visit with ber ancle and aunt. Rev. and Miss Blayney. Leslie Wagamaa who spent New Tears with his parents here, has returned to Manhattan. Mrs. R. Ortre left for . Mineral Wells Texas, where she will Join her hneband who Is there for his health. 3. 7. Lka of Rolomoe was In - A Trip in South Africa. Levi Doner, one of the Brethren in Christ missionaries in South Africa writes Interestingly In a personal let. ter of a trip which he recently made accompanied by Harvey J. Frey. He says: "We went by bicycle recently to Chlbl, one hundred thirty-five miles east of our home. Roads were heavy and required four days. We arrived about "pela-mandhla" (about all In) aa It was very hot. We spent several days in this district trying to locate a new mission. Some of the natives were very hostile to our pro posed plans while others received us gladly. Our chief food waa poke (millet) porridge, peanuts and baked pumpkin. At last we selected a very fine location on a large hill at the bottom of which were good springs We have filed on the ground asking a twenty-one year lease for two hun dred, rnorgea (400 acres) graiing rights for one hundred head of live stock and other privileges. This will become the home of some of our new workers coming out next year. Returning home we stbpped one night In a big kraal (town.) The chief was friendly and presented as a fowl as a peace offering. After an other day pushing our hikes through the hot sand and nearly tired to death, we caught a train on the Cape to Cairo" railway lata at night and the next day were back to BuV- awayo the provincial capital. It was a great trip Into a wild and densely populated district and wo have high hopes for this point as a mirslonary field and eenWr." Bboald Hav Beat Ni Two Interesting report of social events la southwest Dickinson were received this week bat the writer's name did act accompany them. Names most be attached to article, not for publication but that the ps- i. it moving to Bctiera, p?r may know who Is responsible. KKCKNT KEKLKCTlONfe) B. F. Nelson Is on the sick list. Born, Dec. SO, to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hogan, a 12 pound boy. Mrs. M. E. Brown has purchased the N. Walters property on North Walaut. J. H. Banker, formerly of Abi lene, was appointed postmaster at Kingfisher, Okla., a few days ago. Lost, Friday evening, probably on 3rd street, brown muff. Reward for return to this office or Anna Leaner. wit J. Denham who Is at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. C. Towner, Santa Monica, Calif., is seriously ill. Come to Tufts A Gish's Thursday Friday and Saturday afternoon and see the new hand vacuum cleaner demonstrated. See advertisement. 3d3twlt All school children will be ad mitted free to the stereoptlcon lec ture at the Grace Reformed church Friday at 4:30 p. m. Subject, "In Darkest Africa." SHE NOW HIS HER i'KXSIOX. Case of Mrs. Hilary Dalhammer Is a , Peculiar One. ' Following an examination by H. W. Morrow, special pension exam iner, Mrs. Mary Dalhamer, of Salina may be compelled to pay to the re ceiver of the Abilene State bank $468 pension money paid to her by John A. Flack, the defaulting cashier, says the State Journal. The trou ble started eight weeks ago when Mrs. Dalhammer failed to receive ber November pension. When Mrs. Dalhamer reported her case to the pension office at Wash ington, the case was immediately referred to the Topcka office and Mr. Morrow went to Abilene to In vestigate the matter. Mrs. Dalham er paid that for years Flack had paid her the little pension which she lation of the tlders, John Smln and . Sexton, Lois Woverton, Delia Tomp- A. S. Healley. All members are thus son, Grazella Pullver, Jessie Carpen- . notified and urged to be present. Christian Endeavor at the regular hn'.r. GRANT GILLETTE INDICTED. Misuse of the Mails in Los Angeles oil Concern .the Charge. Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 3 The fed eral grand Jury returned indictments today against Grant G. Gillette, Wil liam J. Batchelder, Thomas A. Mont gomery, John Montgomery, Jr., W. A. France and Edson France, charg ed with fraudulent use of the mails In connection with the sale of stock ter, Ethel Harshman, Robert Sea ton, James Beck and Edmund Whit ley of Acme, Horace, Mr, and Mrs. Fred Cormack of Solomon, Abe Gun zelman of Industry. Afterward the evening was spent in playing games and musicl AJ1 departed feeling they had partaken of a delicious sup per and decided that the boys were fine cooks. MRS. WILSONS FUNERAL HELD. Last Rites for Former Abilene Wo man at Luttieran Church. The funeral of Mrs. Mary Lesher in the Cleveland Oil company of Los Wilson, who died at San Diego, Cal.,' Angeles. a held In Trinity Lutheran church The offices of the Cleveland Oil this afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Company In this city were raided ,W. H. Schrock officiating. Mr. H. ' two weeks ago on warrants issued , L. Humphrey as organist, and a thought was due her from the gov-at tne request af the United States quartette consisting of Misses Grace ernment. At the 'ime Morrow took iMrM attorney and the four first Peters and Marie Royer and Messrs. the case, the Dank officials knew nothing of the transaction. An in vestigation showed that for several vears Flack had pale! the won-an tit a month pension and charged the account to the tank. named defendants were arrested and , Harvey Kugler and Herb. Howard released On bail. f upplied the musical part of the ser- All the defendants with the ex- vice. Burial in the Abilene ceme ceptlon of W. A. France, who is re- tery. ported on his way from Columbus, O., to Los Angeles, were In court It now appears that the pension ' . th Jurv returnei tne papers had been iu t lack's poss s:on . ..... At iu.tlon f a deputy Mrs. M. L. Aumlller who wasL gate-keeping. t aom, niautcr operated on yesterday is recovering nicely. No serious trouble was found and ber complete restoration to health is expected. Marriage licenses: Lawrence A. Foulkrod, Falrbury, Neb., and Mary Klmmel, Enterprise; Roger R. eed, Manchester, and Mabel Sher man, Abilene. John and Robert Mark of Gar field leave for Dakota tonight to attend the funeral of their brother, William, who died in Seattle and will be taken home tor burial. udge C C Hutchison Is ex hibiting with Justifiable pride, a photograph ahowlng four generations la his family his son, John Hutch ison, ils granddaughter, and her baby. W. Reea Robertson, a Dickinson county boy at Harvard aniverclty. writes to the Reflector: ' We enjoy reading the home paper. There are three of as from Dickinson county here this year, Mr. Tyler, Mr. Hoff man and myself and newa from borne w are always glad to get." the papers were lest and th bank cashier continued to make perineals, at the expense of '.he Institution witn which he waa connected. He was never reimbursed, so far aa the pen sion office was able to learn, and th case proved to be one of the most mysterious the local office ever handled. The government waa will ing to pay the woman pension, but when no word was received from her the name was dropped from the pen sion rolls. An effort will now be United States attorney, Judge Well burn fixed ball for Gillette at $16, 000, Batchelder and W. A. France $10,000 each and the other defend ants at $5,000 each, and it was given immediately. AS OTHERS SEE HIM. Father Time Had Exhibition of Aa. noal Performances. Father Time wat given an oppor tunity to see himself as others see him at the Methodist church last night, where a unique entertainment in which each month of the year waa cleverly interpreted by a series A Watch Party. A Jolly crowd of young folks met of tableaux, was presented by mea nt the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred ber r: th men's Brotherhood. In Cormack on New Year's eve to watch 1 ipite of the Inclement weather an the old year out. The following audience that filled the main, autti- guetts decided that. the New Year torlum of the church gathered to made to have Mrs. Dalhammer f- cam In very stormy: Holly. Andrew , witness the festivities, which wero instated and to aecur the Barment na i-nmenm "' pronounces an unquaiinea success. of th back pension covering a lapse of more than four year. If this application I approved, the Abilene woman will probably assign the back payment to th creditors of th de funct Institution. Mrs. Jjalhsiuraer ha received her back pension and the bank has com menced suit t.i com iw I her !o tura lb money bark to th-t bank. 1 i Mt. Pleasant Services. Divine service wlU be held at th Mt Pleasant Presbyterian church at th following boar next Lord's day: Sunday school at 19 a. ta. At C. W Holt's barber ebon, under itb preaching aervic at 11 a. a. Ibiiena National bank, t first elans i will occur th ordloaHo and Instal- and Mis Dora Klover, Misses Nellie The scene typifying th different and Estella Amahn, Waiter McCnl- months were a follows: January, lough. Aba and .Mlases Mary, Myrtl "Old Year la and New Year Out;" and Orla Gunselman. Th evening February, "Emancipation Proclama was (pent In playing game and tton George Washington and Hki after a delicious lunch they all de-( Llttl Hatchet;" March, "St Pat parted feeling they bad spent a very rick's Day and the March Wind; pleasant evening and wtablng on April, "Surrender of Lee to Grant and all a happy and prosperous New Arbor Day;" May, "May Baskets;" Year. ' IJune. "Betsy Ross Making tb FUur Graduatioa from College;" Juty, "Fonrtb of July Celebration OSJ A very pleasant vaing was apent . Tim Picnic;" August, "Augustus on Deo. Z S at toe aom or nr. B,v.r, ovpiemovr, ipening uay Mrs. S. Goldsmith, whea their sons,; of Deestrick Skule;" October, "Au W. H.. D. A. and C S. Goldsmith 'tuma Leaves;" November, Thank. served a four course bachelor sup-1 giving Service;" December. "An per to the following guests: Clareoe ooocement to tb Shepherds a' and Kdlth Flak, Harvey sad Lilly visit of the Wis Men."