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I83UED ST Tne Reflector Publishing Co Entered m cond class maH matter at the postoffice at ADiiene. OFFICIAL, PAPER OK IICKUIOJI COI'NTF Guaranteed largest Circulation of mmj Papr published In Dickinson County. ' ; ' If paid la advance within the year: On yar....a. t fllx months .... If not paid In advance or during tha One 'yr 00 THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 19t2. ANNOUNCEMENTS County Attorney . ' t I am a candidate for County At torney of Dickinson county subject to the action of .the Republican prl mariea August 6, 1912. ARTHUR HURD,, I am a candidate for County At torney of Dickinson county subject to the decision of Uw voters at the Republican primaries Aug. 6, 1912. FRANK A. GREEN. Probate Judge. I am a candidateTor Probate Judge of Dickinson county, subject to the decision of tbe voters at the Repub lican primaries August 6, 1912. W. 8. ANDERSON. .. ., r',"'..'' ' ' I am a candidate tor Probate Judge of Dickinson county, subject to the decision of the voters at tbe Repub lican primaries August 6, 1912. JOHN C..ROYER. I am a candidate for Probate Judge or Dickinson county, subject to the decision of the voters at tbe Repub lican primaries August 6, 1912. J. S. 1LIFF. Sheriff I am a candidate for sheriff of Dickinson county subject to the action of the Republican primaries, August 6, 1912. WARREN TEST. I am a candidate for sheriff of Dickinson county subject to the action of the Republican primaries, August 6, 1912. J. A. WILKIE. I am a candidate for sheriff of Dickinson county, subject to the acton of the Republican primaries, August eV'l918." JOSEPH E. BADGER. I am a candidate for snerlff of Dickinson ' county, subject to the action of the Republican primaries, August 6, 1912. J. H. McCURDY. I am a candidate for sheriff of Dickinson county subject to the action of the Republican primaries, August 6, 1912. 1 G. G. HUFFMAN. I am a candidate for sheriff of Dickinson county, subject to the action of the Republican primaries August 6, 1912. B. O. STONE. . District Clerk. I am a candidate for Clerk of the District Court subject to the action of the Republican primaries, August 6, 1912. y d. R. BAKER. 'i am a candidate for Clerk of the District Court subject to' the action of the Republican primaries, August 6, 1912. E. M. BLACHLY. County Commissioner. I am a candidate for County Com missioner for Second district, sub ject to the action of the Republican primaries, August 6, 1912. C. W. PETERSON. County Assessor. . I am a candidate for County As of Dickinson county, subject to the decision of the voters at he Republican primaries Auguet 6, 1912 F. V. CLOSE. I am a candidate for Assessor of Dickinson county, subject to the de cislon of the voters at the Repub lican primaries August 6, 1912. F. J. MURPHY. County Clerk. I am a candidate to County Clerk of Dickinson county, subject to the decision of the voters at the epub- lican primaries. August 6, 1912. II. W. KING. It pays to advertise. In the, week before the Pennsylvania primaries the Roosevelt headquarters sent 2, 600,000 postal cards into that state, each bearing a picture of the Col onel and the list of delegates who were for him. The postage alona was $2g 000 but Just see what happen x THAT Itl'MP CONVENTION. No particular reason exists for anybody to get nervous or excited over the political game being played in Dickinson county over the selec tion of delegates to the conventions. It is purely a friendly scrap to aee who wins T. R. or Taft. AS it now stands nobody will ever know exactly how tbe county stands, taft delegates were selected by the cen tral committee by a majority or zz to 3. A .mass convention Instead of a primary was called by tha Roosevelt boomers which allow Democrats. Socialists and . Republi cans to act and only comparatively few of the voters can have any ex pression. Just why they shut out the nrimary is not clear perhaps they were afraid the county would go for Taft. No one should misunderstand the reason for tbe uprising. The county has selected delegates by committee several times before and the state call provides that tMe committee can do so. The Roosevelt men did It In Jackson county where Ihtey were- in the majority, the Taft men did It In Cowley and Dickinson, But Dickinson county has -an appointee of Governor Stubbs D. R. Oorden, one of the inspectors. It is the only Job Stubbs ever gave this county. One of the conditions of holding of fice under Stubbs Is that you. must "make good' and when the Inspec tor after spending a week here re turned with the ne"ws that the coun ty had delegations opposed to Stubbs It was. orders that something should be done. Hence Gorden came back and after, a .strenuous ..day of. tele phoning found he could not manage the central committee. So the "Voice of the People" Is to be reached through the mass convention. Back of this is an earnest desire of Mr. Gorden to hold his job and also there are several Incipient postmas ter Jobs lurking In the shadows. Gor den may think, he Is to get the Job of postmaster some day but tbe young ' insurgent crowd has served notice that they will take it them selves If they can. Only 8 of the 29 members of the committee are in favor of a rump meeting. These eight will lelect delegates to both conventions. If the Roosevelt men are In a majority at the cpnventions they will be seat ed. If the Taft men are In the ma jority the first delegates will le seated. That Is all there Is to it. The Jackson county delegates Tiave been seated, the congressional com mittee holding that they are legally elected, though the committee Is a Taft organization and the delegates are- for Roosevelt. But It Is a cinch that if the Roosevelt men control the state convention the Taft dele gates from, Dickinson will not be seated. The politicians know all about this and no one else need be deceived. All' the "Vole of the Peo ple" rot that the Insurgents are let ting off may be taken as so much hot-air. It is simply an effort of the outs to get in and a gamble on the carrying of the state for Roose velt and the election of T. R. next fall. It may be a good gamble or it may not. That remains to be seen. In the meanwhile put in your garden seeds and the . politicians) will fight it out. The Socialists of Milwaukee made their mistake to the point of vic tory, for victdry brought with it re sponsibility and responsibility sobers the most radical. They could not possibly fulfill the extravagant promises they had been making, but when they fulled to make good on them they disclosed to the watching nation the impracticability of their entire policy. A Pennsylvania court has decreed that a voter's home Is where his wife lives. Was It necessary to give such a ruling to help some fellows find their homes? New Roosevelt story: A man dreamed he died and went to Heaven and was hanging around the gate watching St. Peter when Roosevelt arrived. After giving' him a very cor dial welcome St. Peter asked the Peerless One if he could make any suKKestions about the management of thinns. "I don't like your choir,' said Roosevelt. "All right " replied St. Peter, "what changes do you sug gest?" "I want two thousand more sopranos, two thousand more altos and two thousand more tenors." said Roosevelt. "I believe I can furnish them, but wharabout the basses," said St. Peter. ,70h, I'll sing bass," said Roosevelt. Speaking of the value of money, John Jacob Astor who with his bride was on the Titanic is worth about $150,000,000. How much would that money have been worth to him It he. tried to buy two seats in a life boat as the big ship was sinking? MpMPMwHBSSajSWBSSSBHBSSMSBMa You probably will not see it in the Kansas City Star but Uncle Joe Cannon and Wm. B. McKInley were both renominated for congress by the Republicans of their districts In Illinois Tuesday by large majorities. THAT JACK HON CX).MMITTi:Ji 'J. E. House, one of the editors of the Topeka Capital,' says in bis letter to outside papers:, , Anotaer story which has leaked within the past week concerns tbe deal ' by which the county central committee of Jackson county selected the dele gates to the state and congressional conventions. This it will be recalled was the political trick at which the Roosevelt chiefs held up their hands in holy horror when was discovered that Atchison county ba3 gone against them and that they could, in no event, control tbe Flnt dis trict. But tbe facts are that the plan to have the Jackson county committee name the delegates was framed up In Roosevelt headquarters In Topeka. The Jackson " county committee carried farther than tbe mere selection of delegates to the state and county convention. Tbe frameup was that if the First dis trict could, by hook or crook, be de livered to Roosevelt, Cy Leland and Henry Allen's brother-in-law, whose name for the moment eludes tbe writer, were to be1 the district dele gates to the Chicago convention, Mr. Alien s brother-Jn-law lives In Jack son county and heads the snap dele gation to the congressional conven tion. But after Atchison county went hell bent for Taft thus assuring the Taft forces control of tbe district, the Roosevelt forces discovered that the Jackson county committee had been guilty of an Infamous imposi tion on the rights of the people. Tbjs view of the matter by the way, be ing hastened somewhat by the dis covery that the plan to have, a county central committee name the delegates was a two-edged tool likely to cut both ways. MP AND TUCK IN KANSAS, As a result of Saturday's pri maries in Bourbon and Brown coun ties, Colonel Roosevelt is isllghtly In thread of President Taft in the number of delegates elected up to date to the Kansas state Republican convention. Roosevelt now has 130 and Taft 115. Preference has been declared In the following counties: For Taft, Atchison 14, Cowley 15, Crawford 22, Dickinson 13, Leavenworth 20, Shawnee 31, total 115; for Roose velt, Bourbon 14, Franklin 12, Gray 3, Jefferson 10, Johnson 10, Ne maha 11, Wyandotte 36, total 13-0. Both candidates have twice been in the lead during the past three weeks. Taft started out ahead and kept the lead for about a week. Roosevelt forged ahead when Wyan dotteJohnsoo,. Franklin and Doug lasSfSountles instructed . delegates for him. Last week , the lead again went to Taft. Crawford's twenty-two delegates going for himvOfc ..Satur day Brown and Bourbon," both In structing for Roosevelt put the Col onel at the head again.' Dickinson and Cowley will have contesting delegations. If the struggle keeps up as It has started, it will take the final count to determine the outcome. Both sides have also won the same number of national delegates, Taft getting the two from the First district, and Roosevelt the two from the Second district. " ' THE PENNSYLVANIA PRIMARY.' The sweeping victory giained by Roosevelt In Pennsylvania undoubt edly gives his followers a groat en couragement but It does not mean that he will be nominated. The "claims" of the Taft and Roosevelt managers are wide apart but the fact remains that Taft has a long lead. He was nominated In 1908 without the votes of Illinois, Penn sylvania, Indiana, New York or Wis consin. In spite of all the talk and newspaper booming, the only men who nominate a president are those who Jiave seats as delegates. In 1908 these states took the following action in their respective conven tions In the matter of Instructing delegates; Maine,' unlnstructed. New Hampshire, unlnstructed. , Vermont, unlnstructed. Massachusetts, unlnstructed. - Connecticut, unlnstructed, and Sen ators Brandegee and Blakely refus ed to serve as delegates because of that fact. Rhode Island, unlnstructed. New York, unlnstructed. This week Nebraska, Oregon, Con necticut and Delaware select their delegates. FORMER SOLOMON U. P. AGENT DIED AT LAWRENCE. Joseph us T. Shanklln, a pioneer Kansas railroad man, connected -with the Union Pacific from the time of Its organization In the '70's as the Kansas Pacific, until he retired for long and faithful service a few years ago, died Saturday morning at his home in the west .part of the city, says the Lawrence Gatette. He was one of the mest widely known rail road men in Kansas, faithful and diligent, and popular with the com pany and its patrons. Mr. Shanklln entered the railroad business In 1870, In the general offices of the III J D i i m: , ill lJWW A- " ' .. In ' -MMtilil ;tf IH - wv An I 1 jjijjwm . euAaAaiu? . - Kansas Pacific railroad, as it wai then called, now the Union Pacific, and when the offices were removed to Kansas' Cfty he continued with the road. In 1874 be was, the east ern passenger agent and advertis ing agent for the railrcfid, and re mained In the east during 1875, when he returned to Kansas to take a place in the office of the railroad at Lawrence.- In 1880 he was ap pointed agent of the Union Pacific at Solomon, and In 1881 he was appointed agent at Lawrence, a posi tion he held until 1905. KAXSAS TOWNS HAVE RIGHT TO ORDE1C METERS INSTALLED "The supreme court of the Unlied States has not decided that the elty must furnish 8 water meter and pay or the pipe to the main line," said Mty Attorney S. S. Smith today In discussing the recent 'dispatch re garding the rights ef water users. "The Supreme court of Idaho held that the, city must do this and that case was appeared to the supreme court of ' the United States which held that it Bad no "Jurisdiction to determine the matter. That leaves the Idaho decision standing. Kansas is ot controlled -by Idaho decision, but by the drcrslen: of our own su preme court. ' Our court has hejd the following with reference to water meters . In Lewis F. Cooper vs. the City of Goodland, 80 Kansas, "121: " 'Municipal corporatlons-water-works Control and Malntenance.Un der the provisions of chapter 135 of the laws of 1907 power Is dele gated to cftfes-of the second class to make, by ordinance, any neces sary and reasonable regulation for the control, operation and main tenance of waterworks plants sup ply the Inhabitants of the city, pro vided such regulation be not In de rogation of the laws of the state nor subversive of the property rights of the inhabitants. " 'Ordinance Requiring Consumer to Furnish Water Meter Held Rea sonable. An ordinance of a city of the second class owning and operat ing waterworks to supply Its Inhabit ants, with water which prohibits con sumers from taking from its mains any w'ater except such as shall have been measured by means of a water meter, and which provides that met ers of the kind and make ordered by the mayor and council shall be furnished and the expense thereof be borne by the consumers severally, also reserving to the city the right to stop the supply of water for a violation of the regulations,: is not unreasonable, but is valid. " Has a Handsome Store. " The new location of the Abilene Cash store on Cedar has been made very attractive with a fine stock of new goods handsomely displayed. Manager Martin . is justly proud of his establishment. Geo. Watkins, the new proprietor of Holt's barber shop, .will give you the same careful attention which has made this shop so popular in the past. Call and see us. Charley. Scott knows something about the tariff aa well as about Democrats, and he makes the fol lowing remarks In refernce to both in the Iola Register: "This paper confessed the other day to a' dis UGlify is Yfc Pride Ourselves on the Quality of Our Goods Our mens'' and young men's, boy's and children's clothes are the best that money can buy. .' .'.'" ..- : v lv:UMSDih'M:83b Young Men's S7.50 to $25 Boys' and Children's 2,50 to 8,50 v Our supply of Furnishings and Hats is' far above the average. We can supply all your wants. . Don't forget to ask about our Free Pre miums to our customers. STEM position to chuckle whenever it saw a Joplln paper with: double leaded scream agalnet tbe Democratic tariff bill. And now it feels entitled to another chuckle because of a reso lution adopted at a big mass meet ing in New Orleans lis which Demo cratic Leader Underwood waa de nounced as the 'wrecker of pros perity' because he brought forward a free sugar bill. It was all very lovely and beautiful for Joplia and New Orleans to vote for free trade as long as it was the other fellow's products that were to go on the free list. But now that the pinching shoe is squeezed onto their own foot wow!" . OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS Of the Board of County Commission ers of Dickinson County Kansas, Held March 4, 5 and &. - - Monday, March 4, 1912. Board of county commissioners met Monday, March 4, at . m. - vn-dei-ed refund on 1271.00 to a.' Oust 1145, Enterprise, tax being $3.36. Ordered refund on $6,000.00 valuation to Abilene Wholesale Grocery Clxwtnuiy, , er roneous tatf $73.13. Ordered refund $62.94 to Geo. Evans on account of erroneous tax due and collect ed In Saline County. Ordered lease for land for road from Davis D. Rock and Mary E. Rock to board of county commissioners filed for record in register of deed office. ' Board ordered iSam Moreno released from custody. Board ordered Jim Hoety transferred from county Jail to county farm. Adjourned to meet March, 6. 1H12 at 9 a. 'm. , Tuesday, March 5 1912. Commissioners met at 9 a. m., all pres ent. Checked accounts of treasurer with books of county clerk. Audited and allowed bOls against iic county. Adjourned to meet Wednesday, March 6, 1912, at 9 a. m. - Wednesday, March 6, 1912. Board met at 9 a. m. alt present and allowed aid as follows: , ' Samuel Hartman $6.00 per month. J. F. Laney $8.00 per month. J. Vandenbergr $10.00 per month. E. Grimmerson -iU.OO per month. J. Taylor $12.00 per month. E. El wick $S.OO per month. E. L. Cloud 10.00 per month. Mrs. Geo. Swick $10.00 per month. T, Scanlan $8.00 per month.- J. A. Anderson $;.00 per month. Mrs. J. J. Ryan $10.00 per month. Mnrv Gorman $1.00 per month. Order for compromise was issued to .1 N. Keteliersld on sates 365 of 18U4 and 342 of 1898 for $1.00. Resolutions having been pasned at meeting of trustees of various townships Feb.- 29, 1912, favoring the construction of certain roads, me county commission ers decided to have about 100 miles oi road built. The construction of said roads is to be under the supervision of township boards and county to pay (half the cost of construction. , Roads to be lo cated and specifications furnished by county commissioners. Adjourned sine die. pRy H W KING. Chairman. County Clerk. BILLS ALLOWED By the Board of County Commission ers at Their Regular Meeting in April, 1912. . E. It. Morse, scalp oounties I St.75 American Expresompany, ex- presa Wells Fargo Express Company, express - a United States Express Company, express ' Richard Waring. Postmaster, en- velope sumps, post cards 14? ij E. I Morse, stamps...... J1" J. Harding, -freight and drayage.. 3.3a 8. M. Burchard. labor at county gg OuHali.' lary" for l- John Vandenburg, aid for March.. 10.00 Samuel Hartman, care of poor March '.VV i aa 3. F. Laney. aid for March 00 J. Taylor, aid for March 1 E. Elwlck, sld for Mta.......... 8.00 Mrs. B. I Cloud, aid for March... 10.00 Ttllle Scanlon. aid for March...... oo re An.W::::: W W. O. Pteen. expense to Hope.... i Farmers' Institute. Chapman, bold- ing institute ' 1 Woodbine Farmers Institute, bold- in Institute Ia-W Q W. Merill.t. registering births and deaths - llat Coon'is M BE J. A. ftempsrote, member examin ing board 24.00 E. Li. Morse, salary.. 150.00 F. J. Murphy, salary for quarter.. 225.00 Asa Johnson, salary ltb.bu H. A. King, salary ;s.00 H. W. King, salary,- 121.28 W. O. Steen, salary....... , 113.75 F. W. Morse, salary 83.33 J. B. Ramsey, salary, Dec. 2 to March 29 .7..... 156.00 C. W; Peterson, salary and mile age 79.80 B. D. Fry, salary and mileage. .. ...86.70 i. H. McCullough, salary and mile age 79.8O Guy Hall, salary 24.00 H. P. Fuller, assisting county as sessor t 64.00 B. M. Blachley, apply on salary... 150.00 C. E. Rugh, salary first quarter.. 375.00 C. Royer,- truant officer........ 21.00 Crane & Company, suppllas 43.65 wall Lithographing Company, sup Plies i29.58 Hammond & Stephens Company, supplies ,, 5.70 Abilene Chronicle, supplies a.oo Reflector Publishing Company, supplies v. 65.23 S. H. Haffa, supplies 8.80 Standard Pencil Company, supplies 16.50 Reflector Publishing Company, county printing 30.23 U. H. Tollver & Company, repair-. Ing locks: etc. 6.75 Mrs. Ella Bennett probation officer- 6.00 Frank - Pennington,, labor court ' house 1.00 Shearer's Shoe Store, merchandise to court house ,. .90 P. E. Sommers Coal Oinp-y, coi;! to court house Mi 20 J. E. Valentine, merchandise and labor at court house ............. COS Badger number Company, coal for Jail ; 8.25 B. C. Anderson, Stamps and filing lease 9.01 3. B. Ehrsam A Sons', Manufactur ing Company, grate for furnace 25.20 O. A. Dentser, merchandise to court house 30 C. C. Sehlveley, , merchandise . to court house 4.00 E. It. Morse, stamps .21 E. L. Morse, box rent 1.50 J. I. Holcomb Manufacturing Com- P&ny, supplies 4.50 John Stebbingg, labor at fourt house 8.50 J. P. Powell, hauling cinders...... 3.50 O. A. Dentzer, merchandise to county farm - 58.82 Adam Bell, merchandise to county, farm .. .. 105.00 Blanch Johnson, cook at county farm 65.00 C. E. Northcraft, , supplies for county farm 2.50 J. B. Case & Company, merchan dise to county farm 7.70 Gish & Yenser, merchandise ' to s county farm 4.70 W. H. Morrison & Son, merchan dise to county farm 50 Millard Cook, labor at county farm .'. .v 6.44 J. L,. Kruger Lumber Company, coal for county farm 26.70 3. M. Gleissner & Son, merchandise, to county farm... 11.25 C. E. Northeraft & Co., merchan dise for county farm 7.10 S. Shearer, merchandise for county faftti 2.60 .Toe W. Nell, merchandise to poor 17.18 Pat Ousick, merchandise to poor 23.00 C. H. Pinkliam & Son, merchandise to Wlnfield charges. , 27.69 O. A. Dentzer, merchandise to poor 5.2a Leidigh & Havens Lumber Cpm- pnny, coal to poor 16.3f0 J. B. Case & Co.. merchandise to Winfield charges 17.88 Mrs. E. B. Mason, care of poor 90.00 . Abilene Mercantile Company, mer chandise to poor.... 10.40 H. C. Litts, merchandise by sher iff 35.50 James Strachan, rent to poof...... 18.00 .loe W. Neil, merchandise to poor 15.07 Cook & Company, merchandise to poor 23.89 P. E. Sommers Coal Co., coal to - poor lo- Pu-t Ouslck, merchandise to poor.. o.SS S. H. McCullough, postage to Reed 100 J. A. Tufts, ambulance for patient , and burial of poor.. J T. A. Mitchell, coal to poor 8.20 Charles Weldetnann, merchandise to poor .. . Zd.ov J. P. Qulnn, State vs. Sheldon.... 6.30 J R. Young, boarding prisoners.. 57.00 J. R. Young, attending Juil, o,cu- c Ing and closing court M.M J. R. Young, salary under-sh?rlf.'. . 41 6J J. R. Young, overseeing poor...... Abilene Water Works, water Aus. 11, 1911 to March 28, 1912 3 B F. Nelson, merchandise to poor . Riverside Light & Power Company, light court house and Jail United Telephone Company. . tele- phone sen-ice ,. ., Union Electric Company, lamp for r court house-and Jail ; Shockey & Landes, merchandise for court house and Jail.......... Mrs. J. J. Ryan, aid for March.. 10 00 J. S. Meek, burial of poor T. R. Conklin, quarterly salary.. 100.90 T. R. Conklin, surgical work to ClemT Ch'emYcal"companv. roach killer ... " William Stuck, labor at court house 45.00 Miller-Bryant-Pierce Companjrrib- bon " j R. Brewer Company, merehan- dle to poor " t E. Brewer Company, merehan 'illse to county farm.... J? t H W. King. County Clerk of tick InsXn County. State of KnsaJ. heret.r certify that the foregoing to a true and rot llt of bills allowed by the cJntr Commissioner, at their regular meeting In April, 1912. w KrKO County Clerk.