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THE ABILENE MERCANTILE COMPANY
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
One lot Men's and Women's
shoes worth up to $3.50 a pair.
If your size is here you get
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 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.
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
Ten pairs absolutely all wool,
eleven-quarter blankets in
plain grays and tans, pink and
blue plaids, regular price $5.00.
Clearance sale .
All Kinds of
Prendergast's Old Stand, Abilene, Kansas
. A. Li Schroeder was In from Elmo.
8. H. Gugler was up from Wood
bine. ' Guy Hall of Chapman was In the
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
H. H. Koch mt Entetprlse was In
P. F. Lempke of Navarre wai In
C. 8. Byers of Talmage was In
J. O. Burt, was In from, Garfield
, A. H. Fair of Lawrence was la
W. H. Verbrugge was up from
A. F. Zlebell.of Herlngton came
ap on business.
W. H Walker of Navarre was an
F. F. Linden of Navarre was an
- Bamuel' McElhenny was In from
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
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
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
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
Miss Oertrude Blarney of West
port. N. T. came in today for a visit
with ber ancle and aunt. Rev. and
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
AS OTHERS SEE HIM.
Father Time Had Exhibition of Aa.
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
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.
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."
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