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. AljfLEKa WESSOLT RCJXECTQ3 At IIXXK. KANSAS, MAP.C1I 6, 1813.
;. ., ...teXit fcAtf 01 :ipf HE .pftfflpi I . tor mfflM : I 1 1 H..wV i: j '.$AWi j,.wirvvvjiT- t i . . . -X 7 McgIU'; ill w 1 T!U H-ll J TTTs3a-, of maid and man often go 11C ISSi Laiffl FlaiS '' Inlomwlon 1 jAJil home. Present and future happi I'jr fin V ancau un inc caienuar cununuaiiy 'WW1 as to the cost of furnishing the ness is endangered the wedding day is moved and life becomes a tread-mill existence. Let Us Help You Solve the Problem of Satisfactory Home Furnishing Why not take a daa oil and come and see' us. We will talk it over with you, as sist you, and show you furniture and floor coverings of great variety in styles and 7 prices and you can readily learn that it does not take a fortune to furnish a home. Plan br tine ffxatuLre witt Our THRILLING FEATS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT SHOW BY MUNICIPAL LEAGUE. A Western Drama Entitled "Ousting Bice and His Gang" , a Fea tureAlso a Perilous Parachute Leap. John Sauer, theatrical manager pleasant calLat this office last "night and favored ns with . the program for the next production to be stag ed by the league. The league is re peating by request the production "The Nomination of a Commission er and Members 'of the Board of Education for the City of Abilene" and under the direction of Mr. Sauer will present something stirring in the line of specialties between acts. As a starter Mr. Sauer has prom ised a perilous paraqhute leap in which the, reporter for the Reflector Is to do the leap from the - top of Andreeon Hall. Mr. Sauer promises that the parachute will be, conspic uously absent. . Following close Iry the proximity of this feat is another entitled "Ousting Rice and His Gang." This feature promises to be one of the big attractions of the evening. In explaining the gist of the little fea ture Mr. Sauer said that "Rice and his gang" want's to run the municipal league for private gain and ' that they had packed the meeting. All of the members who Joined at the last meeting are to be ousted bodily and with them the whole "gang. Hereafter, says Mr. Sauer, only men will be admitted to membership who earn their bread by the sweat of their brow. Incidentally, Mr. Sauer thought that the Reflector had not given the last production a square deal aand he is staging an act for the special benefit of opppeition papers. . , The manager of the company is losing none of bis ability ias an orator and if the other members of the cast improve with practice as has Mr. Saner there will be a great improvement in the play. - In the mean time two-thirds of fee members of the league have sfpied the petition for the nomina-j t: 3 cf C!- ' J.bcU f r c "irr.'-i-r --(.- j'r. f t gue get some expression soon their candidate is liable to go begging. f . REV. BALCH TO CONFERENCE. Methodist Church Has Had One of Best Years in History. Rev. W. M. Balch of the Metho- dist church goes Tuesday to the an nual conference of the church which will be in session all week at Law rence. At Sunday evening service Dr. Balch made a report of the work of the church for the year and In several items ' the church set new records for itself. In membership there has been a net gain of -67 for the yeaf. The financial com mittee made the following report: For pastor's salary, running expense of the church and other local Items the church has raised $3,237.68. For benevolences the church raised $1,520, making a total collectioa of the year of $4757.69. Of this amount $468 was expended in the evange listic campaign. The benevolences of the church exceeded the benevo lences last year by $50 and the benevolences last year exceeded by $350 any amount ever paid by the church before. The pastor was given an increase' of $100 and $238 was put into improvements of the church. The pastor reported 91 sermons and 1000 pastoral calls dur ing the year. The appointment of pastors for the Kansas conference will be made at the conference at Lawrence next Monday morning. The workings of a Methodist conference is something that can never be gambled on with any certainty and it is not known whether or not . Mr. Balch will - be in Abilene for another year. The church has had a steady growth un der his pastorate. t- 4 BOUQUETS AND BRICK BATS We know some people in this town who didn't get their share of the state appropriation for the feeble minded. . One of the latest things displayed in a local dress making shop is a Balkan" blouse. H'u simply kill ing. A motto hanging on the wall, of the Elks, hall at Manhattan is so plain that even ' the blind see the point. It reads: "Don't swear; It sounds like hell" r ' "A man is known by the amount of snow he keeps off the sidewalk," says the Wichita Eagle. And Walt Mason adds: "Let Mr. Wilson do the worrying over the cabinet matter, and you sprinkle some ashes on- that ice In front of your shack," ., The women of Massachusetts think that the men of the old ,Bay State don't appreciate them and are threatening an exodus to Kansas un less they are given the right of suffrage. Let 'em come the men of Kansas will welcome them with open arms. We heard a eral box and pie eoclals the Dickin- Last night you gave him this iximple non countv hteh school saved ud If a Held is four miles square how enough money to buy .a Victrola. long will It take a man walking three The need for such a contraDtlon in miles an hour to walk two and our county high school has been felt for some time. It is generally conceded that it was the Webb bill that put the sham" in Wickersham.i March came in like a Iamb, and if tradition holds it will go out something on the order of the lion. There are a whole lot of people who have r sentiments for the preserva tion of the traditions of the fathers who are' having a hard time work ing up any "sip" over the prospects. E. V. Anaya, Mexican consul , at Tucson, Arizona, received an invi tation from President Huerta last week to come at once to Mexico City to answer to a charge of con spiracy In urging the United States to Interfere in the affairs of Mex ico. Mr. Anaya is sorry that busi ness engagements make It impossi ble for him to accept the invitation. He has notified the Mexican gov ernment that there is a vacancy in the Mexican consulate at Tucson Mr. Anaya had bis choice of choosr lng between citizenship with the Americans and the angels and he chose the former. . 'A man at Des Moines had the choice last week of going back to half times around it? They left early this morning, and my husband said they ought to be back late to night, tho it would be hard going. Dear Mum, please make the nlxt problem about ladles, my husband can.'t afford to lose the day's work. I don't have no time to loaf, but I can spare a day off occasionally better than my husband can. Resp'y yrs, Mrs. Jones." ' GOSSIP OF SOCIETY. Announcement is made of the wedding of Fred Rose and Miss Delia Lahr which will be solemnized at the home of the bride's parent on Thursday evening. Thhls day is the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Miss Lahr's parents. 1 Mr,- and Mrs. J. E. Johntz enter-, tained last night at an elaborate 7 o'clock dinner , for sixty guests. The evening was spent at cards and in a musical program. IT'S THE THREAD TRUST NOW. Trenton, N. J March 4. The so called "thread v trust" was attacked yesterday by 'the government in a civil anti-trust suit,, seeking the dis solution of an slleged attempted monopoly by the "Coates interests' of Great Britain, of the thread trad of the United States, Including that of the American thread company itself a consolidation of fourteen. American companies. , )", (Tint published In Abilene Weekljr Reflector February 21, ivis. " NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT, ... State of Kansas, Dickinson County, ss: . . ; In the matter of the estate of Catherine Graham, deceased, late of Dickinson county, Kansas. ' Notice IS hereby given that on the) 26th dav of February. A. D. 1913. the undersigned was by the probata t'VUi It ' Ul avivniuovu vvuui t duly appointed and qualified as ad ministrator of the estate of Cath arine Graham, deceased, late of Dickinson county. Kansas. All per sons Interested In said estate will take notice and. govern themselves accordingly. i WILLIAM W. GRAHAM. 8t Administrator. o) r friend say on onr'Hve with his wife or going to the rounds' the other dar that when a Penitentiary for a year at "hard kid gets so bad that his teacher has labor." "Thank you, Judge, but to send him' home from school he Prefer hard labor in the peniten JAMES BUTLER DIES AT HOME IN TOPEKA. from Tuesday's DPr-I James Butler, a former citizen of Abilene, died at his home in Topeka last evening from blood poisoning. aged 65 years. The body will be brought here tomorrow afternoon for bnrial, services conducted by Rev. W. H. Schrock, which will be private. . Besides the wife, four children . survive him. Misses Nina and Mary Butler, and a sister, Mrs. S. Poors, of this city. Mr. Butler was engaged In the sewspspr bn:!a?ss here some years 5 r-.1 '-try c!f f Heads vie ; : k 1 ! f Yt !fatV I ought to be turned over to the law and sent to the reform school. When we pick up courage to take a back ward glance at some of our school days we wonder where in thunder we'd be now if such a law had been in force when we were a kid. -, The Missouri college of agricul ture has received a large shipment of hoes and walking cultivators and has announced that hereafter no student will be graduated from its classic halls - without at least six months' practical farm experience. If the college had. laid awake nights concocting a scheme to keep the young Missourians from scratching their names on its. roll It couldn't have hit on a brighter Idea. If there is anything a young fellow goes to college not to do it's work. 4 4 tlary" Said the man and he is now serving time. It is probable that the head of the house was a suffra gette. . 4 4 4 This story is related by the Lan sing News: A teacher asked her pupils what was the matter with this sentence: "The horse and the cow is in the pasture." No one re plied for a minute, and then a small boy timidly spoke up: "Shouldn't the lady be first?" 444 The following, taken from the Ladies' Home Journal, will proo ably be of interest to Abilene teach ers who receive many imd varied ex cuses: This note was sent to a teacher by a mother to explain her son's absence from school: "Dear Mumr Please excuse Johnny today. He will rot be at school. He Is Aflrr wcriJf hard tiroosh sst- actios as tlrscteeper for tis fatter. Welcome Stock Farm's Poland Chinas At Private Treaty 30 Deed of Sows, Boars and Gills Consisting of' 20 head of sows bred to my herd boars Welcome, Iron Clad 2nd and -Star Pointer, for March, April and May litters. 10 bead of extra good fall boars and gilts of serviceable age. This stock is all eligible to registration. - 4 head of good horses consisting of a team of blacks, one mare and" gelding 7 years old; one gray mare, bred, 1 years old, and one good, gray saddle mare 8 years old, goes all the gaits. TERMS Cash or time for 10 months at 10 per cefat If psid when due only 8 per cent will be charged. This stock can be seen at farm 5 miles north of Elmo and 11 miles- south of Abilene. Inspection Invited. AH hogs have been free rrom disease. - FlicseEiro V