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The Impbrtance of Little Things A two-cent stamp l a tmall think to look after, compared with to letter Itself. ' Yet if omitted, that letUr with 1U all-Important contents would be stopped on Iti mission and "held for postage." There are little things to watch when you deal la real estate. . ' Omitted, aerloua trouble la Invited now or here-' after. A little thins mar cause a blemish In your title; and a bad title Is no little thing. It Is a big nuisance. The two oen stamp Is a bigger tax on your letter than the cost of the abstract Is on the value of your land. MARY L. WHIPPLE Bonded Abstractor ISSUED BT ybQ Reflector Publishing Co. Entered as second elan mail matter at the postofllce at Abilene, Kanaaa. OFFICIAL PAPER OF DICKINSON COUNT!'. Guaranteed Largeat Circulation of nf Paper Published In Dickinson County. It paid in advance within the rear: One year 11-55 81s montha JO Three months.. so If not paid In advance or during the ole'Wr. 13.00 THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1911. IT MAY BE C4LDKHHEAD. Topeka State Journal: More pos sible candidates for governor began blossoming today after the announce ment In the State Journal that a boom for B. B. Bchermerhorn, mem ber of the board of control, bad been started by the Beloit Gazotte Two more booms began to be talked round the state Ibouse. One of these was a boom of the telegra phers for Frank J. Ryan railroad commissioner, and the other was a boost for W. A. Calderhead of Marya vlUe. The Calderhead boom is the One taken most seriously and an effort Is to be made by tbo o'd regular crowd In the Republican party to get Calderhead to make the race. The progressive! win: Congressman Madison to run as their standard bearer. On account of the Cuitls Btubbs senatorial fight the Onrtis or tlie old regular bunch want a candidate of their own kind. Calderhead la a logical man for the place. He has always been a conservative and Is a staunch sup porter of the high protection idea. He fought free silver and every pos sible "Ism'' that the Populists and Democrats dug up and ihe stood against the revision of the tariff in the face of almost sure defeat. No one has ever questioned his sincerity i in his public acts. "It la high time," said one state , house officer today, "that we change j from the radical agitator and revival-1 1st to a constructionist. We have I had enough demands for reform and I the thing most needed now Is to keep the state going In the line of pro gress It has set out to follow." Calderhead Just suits this idea. He would represent the conservatives better then any of the possibilities discussed and If he were governor there would not be much yelling for reform but he would set about en forcing the lawa and making every person and corporation obey the laws and do their full duty as cltlsens. Mr, Calderhead has been mention ed several times since he came back from Washington. As far as known he has never discussed the possibility of becoming a candidate for governor seat year. He might do so. There are any number of antl-Stubbs fol lowers who are doing everything In their power to get Calderhead Into the race. It la possible that Cal derhead may be persuaded to make the rare. The fellows are doing a lot of talking and If they ran make a showing that Calderhead has a real chance to win It la believed that be can be persuaded to try the primary campaign. ' J. E. Juakln of the 8terllag Bul letin, was In the south when Col. Roosevelt waa there and he contra dicts the reports that the Colonel wai enthuslastldly received. .He aayS the welcome waa aardiy a warm one. And Junkln la a great Roose velt, admirer too. Tie liat of house committees of the new coDgreea doe not toe tain a single name from Kansas. Kaa- f not e.nt ni.-S from It t'."wi as 4 H wM sot get Member State and National Abstracter's Association. Office, Southworth Building Abilene, Kansas. Phone 108 AMAZING INCREASE IN CRIME, The World Today: Ten thousand persons are murdered In this coun try every year shot, strangled, poi soned, stabbed or beaten with a club or a sand bag. Of the murderers, two in every hundred are punished. The remaining ninety-eight escape absolutely free I In many of our states, the proportion of convictions is only half as great. In Georgia, for Instance, only one murderer in ev ery hundred Is punished. In a re cent census of American crime, di gesting the nation as a whole, the statement was made that In only 1.3 per cent of our homicides do we secure conviction. Chicago averages 118 murders In a year. In the same space of time, Paris records only fifteen murdors and attempted murders. London, four times the size of Chicago, has only twenty murders. In the course of twelve months, Georgia a tyvl- ial example of the average Amorl can state records forty-five homl- clfles m.iro than the whole of the British Emrlre! More people are mur dered iu this country in a year than ere killed on the lallroads. In three years the victims of our murder cases total more than the losses of the British army In the Boer war. There are four und a half times as many murders for every million if our iiipu'nllnd today as theie u,re twerly years tto. The sluntf'.cniii fact about It all Is that the rest of the world does not share these statistics. Our in creased wickedness Is confined to our own borders. In the march of civillzKtion, as applied to the pro tection of public llfo and public pro perty, we have fallen woefully be hind. We may lead the globe In many things. We assuredly lead It In crime. In ninety five per cent of the homicides of Germany, the guilty person Is brought to justice. . In Spsln, the number of convictions Is eighty-five per cent of the total num ber of crimes. In France It Is sixty one per cent; In Italy, seventy-seven per cent: In England, fifty per cent. Do these facts when offset againat our two convictions In every hun dred murders explain why our law lessness Is Increasing; why we have more homicides every year than Italy, Austria, France, Belgium, England, Ireland. Scotland, Spain, Hungary, Holland and Germany combined T These are not theories. They are facts. These are not the haphazard claims of fancy. They are tested, proved figures of record, open to all who will search to you as well as to me. MIGHT OIL SOME ROADS. W. S. Gearhart, atate engineer at the Agricultural college, has given out some Information about oiled roads. In his letter the state engineer says that sufficient oil to lay the dust makes cost of 8 or I cents a square yard. By applying from one third to one half gallon of oI per square yard per year, a road will shed water, aays Mr. Gear- hart, but to secure the best results It Is necessary to incorporate two and one half to three gallons of good heavy asphalt oil with the earth, forming a thickness of about atx Inches. In this case the earth would have to be pulverised and the oil applied hot This would probably cost from II to 10 cents per square yard.' Such .a road waa made In Topeka last year and la said to be giving satisfaction , An oiled road has two distinct advantages, It sheds water and Is practically dustleas. The Information cured from Mr. Gearhart should be well considered by the business men as good roads and streets are valuable assets to any town. The Indications are that Topeka will tomorrow sleet a whlakev mayor aa4 that Wichita will elect a Bo- clallirt afcoe cobber who ttrtr hand Sod fifty doliara In hla i ' i nsayor Great pfl?'e, thMi r.i.:;:' 8TCBI18 VETOED IT. The editor of this valued palladium of the nubile liberties trudged to To peka, got the attorney 'general to write a bill, concerning second class cities; leg-rolled, and pork-barrelled It thronch the senate, whlpsawed and side-stitched It through the bouse, and then came home. It was a aood bill. It provided that when two or more commissioners are to be elected in a Kansas town, that each candldats shall designate lust what part of the commission he as pires to, so that the people may know when they are voting for man, whether or not he desires to be finance commissioner, utilities commissioner or what not That would prevent two good men who asDlre for different jobs on the com mission running against one another on a blind ballot. Then what happened? Why that red-headed autocrat who was lately off the section, who drives the flan nel-mouthed mlcks of the legislature to work with Dick handles vetoed lit. What do you think of that? Ve toed the bill; killed it dead; squash ed iti srorv remains with a side swipe of his pen, and left a winter's work undone. The next time that slab-afded .Quaker turns an emergency call for help Into this office, he will una a moccasin over the receiver, a blank et upon the alarm box, and the ham that once through Tara'a hall the soul of music shed, hanging un strung upon the lever of the lino type; while the eyes that once "look ed love to eves that spake again" are reading up handbooks on our American Indians, trying to get used to a United States senator who wears a plug hat without any pants. W. A. White In Emporia Gazette. There is a story going around among the lawyers that seems to have enough human Interest In It to Justify putting it In print. A good many years ago, the lawyera say, business man In Wichita failed. Not wishing to be left entirely pen niless when the crash came he gath ered up thirty thousand dollara In cash and by arranging with L. S Naftzger deposited It In the latter's honk under an assumed name. He then went back to his plf.ee of busi ness, pulled down the blinds and with the conscious rectitude of hon est poverty called In his creditors and turned over to them "everything he had In the world." When the bankruptcy proceedings were finish ed and every creditor had signed a release, the man of virtue and fore sightwent to the bank and pre sented a check for 130,000. vi course the check bore the name that had been assumed for the purpose of this little transaction, and Banker Nattier gazed at It critically. "Is that your name?" And the cold tone In which he said It sent shivers down the back of the depositor. Why, of course, Mr. Naftzger, that isn't mv name. But you know It Is the name we agreed upon when I deposited the money." 'Well, how would $20,000 dot" responded the banker. The depositor looked into his eyes to see if he were "kidding" him and then he went and wrote a check for 120.000 and ft was paid. And the lawyera say that it waa tne sleuthing of this man that has brought Naftzger to the door of the penitentiary. Which little tale of greed and Vengeance seems to war rant the comment that once In a while the right thing happens to two crooks. Iola Register. Emporia haa hustled $50,000 to keep Ita college, and now It la afraid the move waa all a bluff to get the money. T. R. had hard fuck in California. He made a speech for the Republi can nominee for mayor of Berkeley and the town went ahead and elected socialist. - Fifty years ago the Civil war be gan with the tiring on Fort 8ump ter. The veterans of that great struggle are now getting well along In years but their memories of what happened when the news of that flret shot of the war waa fired is as vivid as halt a century since. Lawrence Gazette: one candidate for mayor in Topeka declared him self In favor of woman suffrage, the only candidate who did that There were nearly 17,000 votes cast. Of these the man who was for. woman suffrage got less than a thousand, and he received only 814 woman votes. Ton never can tell lust how an untried aae la going to cut Ottawa people are going wild over sleeping porches and hereafter most of the people will steep with the bird a Good for them. ' It means that they are going to get the most oat of life. We hsve been ovar housed. It la time to get out and breathe the spleadtd air of Kansas la Its original form. This thing of filtering and stralntng our air Is poor bodily econoo-T. )"--e s'wr-'Mt porches ae tair huaafcy pecv-e. ' r e I rro, Mathnrilflt TCnliicoDal confer ence of New York haa decided that the ministers of that church should not be nald less than 8800 a year for their work. It would seem that there is wisdom In this decision; that Is unless the Methodist church wants its ministers to make part of their living by robbing hen roosta. Lawrence Gazette. When Banker Naftzger was asked In court if be didn't suspect the stampa he bought were atolen, when he read In the newspaper of the many post office robberies, he said he didn't know anything about it, as he was so busy he didn't read the newspapers. Now he Is to pay $5,000 fine and goes to the pen for fifteen months that's what one man gets for not reading the papers, says Gomer Davles. 'Now is the time to; subscribe. ' i The letter of Prof. W. H. John son of the University of Kansas to Supt. Stacey is a commendation worth mentioning, coming as It does with authority. The Abilene high school with its capable faculty and excellent superintendence ranks high in the state and it is to be hoped that the board of education will not this year allow other schools to se cure any of our teachers because Abilene la too stingy to pay reason able aalariea. The experiencea of previous years nevor should be re peated good teachers should be paid good wagea and be kept in the schools. State Sunday School Convention. The 46th -annual convention of the Kansaa Sunday School Associa tion will be held at Topeka May 8, 3 aud 4, 1911. An unusual array of talent la announced: W. A. Brown of the International Sunday School Association, Chicago; Pro fessor W. J. McGlothlln, Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville; Rev. R. P. Shepherd, St. Louis, Edi tor and Lecturer on Sunday School topics, auspices Christian denomina tion; Dr. W. O. Puddefoot, Mission ary Superintendent Congregational Board, Indianapolis; Miss Margaret Brown, Elementary Superintendent, Nebraska Sunday School Association, Lincoln; Mrs. Jean E. Hobart, spec ialist 1 Junior Work, Minneapolis: also gifted men and women from Kansas, not a few. Thj music Is under the direction of Messrs. Grant C. Tullar and W. I. Meredith, New Tork City, and will surpass all rec ords. Chorus of 1000 voices. Meet ings In the large auditorium' and at !eat three central churches. . Entertainment In best private homes at popular prices. Over 2600 out-of-town delegates expected. . For program and further Infor mation address. J. H. Xngle, Gener al Secretary, Abilene; Kansaa, - Reenesnbered the Teacher. i The appreciation of the work done by Miss Grace Wardrop at Oak Creek was well shown by the patrons when they fcme unexpectedly Friday, bringing the band boys to furnish the musical program, and well filled basketa to fin all other vacancies. The day waa pleasantly, spent The boys did their part well, this being their first public performance. All eiprmaed themselves well pleased with the work of the school and x P t to see lie aa.e tender sgin ssMt r?r. Wl aw I ! J 'nw ; ; Wc have them, all the new patterns and shades, from light grays and tans to the dressy blue serges, .' We stand back of every Suit as we have the best guaranteed makes. Prices from $10 to Our spring line of furnishing is also complete, Spring Hats, Shirts, Neckwear, Sox, Underwear, etc. not fail are always glad to show (Flrat published In Abilene Weekly iteueoior April , ivu.) . , "' ' NOTICE ' TO DELINQUENT. TAXPAYERS OF DICKINSON COUNTY. Office of the County Treasurer, Dick lnson County, Kansas, Abilene, Kansas, April 1st, 1911, Notice Is hereby given that the following Is a list of lands, city and town lots, situated In the county of Dickinson and state of Kansas, sold on the first day of September, 1908, for the unpaid taxes of 1907, and unredeemed on the above date; con taining names of persons to whom same were assessed, whenever such names appear on the assessment and tax rolls, and the amount of taxes due on each parcel Of land with in terest thereon calculated to and In cluding the 2nd day of September, 1911, and that unless such lands and lots are redeemed on or before the said 2nd day of September, 1911, that being the last day of redemption al lowed by law, they will be subject to deeds. . F. W. MORSE, .-!' . County Treasurer. B. L. MORSE,, Deputy. ny - I til I o, . - ? 2 : : s : ".,! : : H. H. Book e tt nw 14-. I U $ 2. Xa. 3. Campbell ' , nw V. " H 1.15 Florence Cry- ' derman com !0 ft n of 14 , atone on s lino of sec, n 10 ft, e 1 ft, SO ft, w 16. ft to beg.. 17 13 i 1-51 M. Sheedy w , , u nw 14 I 11 $ 80 7.18 g. C. Dederlok se 13 t 80 15.88 A. Packard 18 a w cor of . w H nw -44 IS 13 8 18 7.33 C. Hoffman A 30 11 I 13 7.48 Er..Er;!n 18 13 . 4 80 18.83 Ellen Erwln 30 13 4 40 l.t Ellen Erwln aw 14 ne K SV V.1 30 J3 4 10. .18.85 Ellen Erwln , ne 14 ne 44 30 13 4 40 . .0 Ellen Erwln . J'VS 33 13 4 15! 30.18 E,priotB.rW,.n 33 13 4 35 7.81 Ellen Erwln pt lot 1 In . - , nw 14 and pt 0V4( 33 13 . 4 40 11.00 Ellen Erwln Had 1-1 int . . In nw I tt.M First National Punk a atrip ff n altJft of .v Uofda'wldi) 1 14 4 8 l.ts TAt-MAfi1' nrlnnv'a. A'l.lltlOB . J. RUlgdoa s .i lullSI. ' ota .....,, 80UJMOK CITT , ' a B. Hall, let '-. lxt t..... . 14. V. B. Cale center ft lot tit II 41, Tniru ei. ... ......... ' flANNER -CITT Win. Elliott lot 33. blk is.... M. Atnn alt 8 a of B R anU pt f If.'sinn pt'o and'ail t-li. bik i ' ill 4.4 HOPE CtTT. John Bruch. 14-IS-U, blk K.. ' 3.M John Hffn. lot 7. b,k l.f 1.01 li. ie. j onaivn. ivi ... ' -CHAPMA Shcttraa'e Fifth Ja Shwmn. loU S, 7. 3, . 10 blk WOOrB!XR yCsMfs Town Co., 1W 7. t 3 :i V" Tyvr. b-.a 1. t. t. m , I at n HriA El to look, we HERINGTON W. a Downing, all blk J.... (3.10 0. C. Houston, lots , 10, blk . 13, 10S.33 it. J. Mullen, lot 10, blk 80.. 97.18 3. O. Cooke, lota 3, i, blk 40.. 8.57 Pauline WUeon, lots 11, 13, 15, blk 43 0.83 Herlngton Town Co., lots 17, 10, blk 82 87 M. J. Mullen, lota 4, 7, blk 118 112. M Samuel McManus, beg 83 ft e of ae cor lot 33, a to Olive at, e to bed of Lime Cr, nw along Cr to beg, blk 121 8.43 S. M. Baney, beg at ne cor lota 1, 3, w 80 ft, a 100 ft, e 80 ft, n 100 ft to beg, blk 122.. 24.83 Wm. Scheneman lot 8 w of Cr blk 127 3.(3 Creech's Addition Elizabeth Rush, lota 7, blk 133 11.88 P. O. Dayton, lota 3, 4, blk 134 80.44 E. P. Philllpa, lota 2, 4, 8, 8, blk 158 8.74 Luce 4k Wllaon's H. Rogera, lota 3, 7, blk 170 5.47 Belle St. Amand, lots 1, 8, t, 7, 0, 11, blk 1J5 .'. 1.84 ' Thompson's . . .. ' " B. L. Thompaon, lota 8, 8, blk 1, 8.55 Creech's Second D. Longhofer, lots 13, 15, 17, 19, blk 148 (.83 Murray's a. W. Murray, lota 14, 18, blk 2 1.48 Dan Lee, lots 12, 14, 14, 18 and a H 10, blk 8 1.30 Calkln'a Vacated J. H. Hankeraon, e (0 ft, lots 7. 8. 8. blk 1 13.44 0. L. Hart, lot 1, blk 1 88 Flnt National Bank, lota 3, 4, 5, e, f, oik a CITT OF ABILENE Mary W. White, lots 4, 3, 0, blk 18. 28.08 Kuney A Hodge'a A.' I Vlckers. lot 10, blk 38 34.30 Rice A Bonebrake's I. Baker Jr., center 58 2-8 ft -lot 0, blk 11 1.31 Lebold A Flaher's ' Henry Shellhaaa, lot 1, Cedar at ; 0.50 Lebold'a Flrat F. H. Stannard 1 ft a lot 6 e of Mud creek, Vine at .T . Unlvoralty Heights Wm. Evatt, lota 87, 33, blk 3.. ".58 Also the following described lands sold on the 3rd day of Sept., 1907, for 'the unpaid taxes of 1906, and unredeemed at publication of this notice.. Henry Starr, lot 3, 23-13-1, 11 3-5 acres..., 6.05 The above Illustrates the bleceat selling shoe last In the shoe world ttfsr. . We are exclusive Abilene azents for these new, nobby; up to date ox fords made up in tan. cun metal and patent Button and blocher. ";" '-" ' Come la and try on a pair. DAVIS 1B0W, Ph011 BuIIlin8' !, we do sloe rjr;nt.