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-j g3oooooooo' i ; fgaraaBssassa ' case's ; Y7rziz-s- , GOBSIP OP SOCIISTr. The Fraternal Aid association is making plana for a big picnic Tne date aet Is June 10th at the old fair grounds. There will be garnet of all klnda. Including ball games, bas ket picnic In afternoon, platform dance at night. Everyone Is Invited to come. There will be no charge for dancing. Herb Eicnoiw charge of airplane. The Freshmen held their annual party In the K. P. hall Saturday evening. The hall was beautifully decorated In pennants, flowers and class colors and an--enJoyable even ing was spent at games. The class color scheme was carried out In the refreshments. The members of the faculty were guests of the class. 1 The old folks' meeting at the Christian church yesterday was a success in spite of the unfavorable weather. There were about forty, present over sixty years of age. Mrs. Nancy Purves was the oldest pres ent, her age Is 85. The eolo by Wil liam Campbell, quartet by Mrs. Mld dleton. Mrs. Rhodes, Mr. Martin and Mr. Brown, and the duet by Mrs. Mlddleton and Mrs. Burke were en Joyed by the audience. It was a great loy to see so many silver heads in the congregation. The Woman's Missionary society of the Evangelical church held its annual , business meeting at the church yesterday afternoon. The following officers were elected: President, Mrs. W. 8. Sherman; vice resident. Mrs. Phillip Ewalt; sec retory, Mrs. Picking; treasurer, Mrs. O. Callahan; mission band man ager, Miss Marion Picking; corres ponding secretary, Mrs. Toburen; superintendent of Little , Heralds, Mrs.. Sam Burchard ; librarian, Mrs. P. E. Sommera. The missionary money was appropriated as follows. $18 to Kansas conference, $9 to foreign missions; $9 to home mis sions. a. At the hour of eight-thirty lat ... . -.. 1L. A Alw n t nignt was soiemmzeu iue weuumj Miss Ethel Sweet to Mr. Laban N. Stauffer, by Rev. J. W. Abel of the First' Methodist church. The bride Is the daughter ofMr. and Mrs. C. L. Sweet of Twelfth avenue east and the groom the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Stauffer of First avenue east. The Sweet home was filled with the fragrance of -n abundance of carnations and bridal wreath ana as tne notes or ionen- grln's wedding march were played bride, the bridal couple took their places before a Dower or a onum "wreath and palms and the ring cere mony of the Methodist Episcopal church was read. The bride, who Is a petite brunette, -was exceptional ly sweet in her bridal dress of liberty silk over a slip of white satin, trim med with ) pearl trimmings and car rying a bouquet of bride's roses. A wedding supper was served, carried out in the dainty color scheme of pink and white by Miss Ida Sweet, MiM Besse Thompson, Miss Edith lUIDQ 4-t7a'o F MninnA Miu ftAnrirta Cotton. Miss Florence Delano and Miss RubyTne bereaved husband and children Whitzell. The guests from out ofhave a large number of friends and of Sallna; Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Cole-jWho" man of Wichita, Rev. u. u. nuicoi- son and James Callahan of Abilene and Eugene Stauffer or Hope. Mr. and Mrs. Stauffer will be at home to their friends at their home at 819 North Walnut after May 15. Hutchinson News. Word comes from Herington to g the effect that Arthur Mace and Miss Mary Ferril of that .place elop ed last week and were .married. Art Mace was raised here and is the son of Mr. and Mrs.. James Mace. Miss Ferlll has been here for two sum mer institutes and has visited here many times. f There's some s'clence to the de fense put up by a young pedagogue of this city the other night. He re turned home from teaching school in a distant, territory about a month ago and has been beating it up to his "girl's" house pretty regular for the last few weeks. Wben the light bill came around this month the old man found that It had jump ed from 11.90 last, month to $3.40 Suoet Potato Plants PRIDE OF KANSAS and YELLOW JERSEYS $1-25 P IOG While they last. HARRY A. HUFF ' Chapman ? Kansas Basement Sale at One grand day for handkerchiefs. Over 150 dozen formerly sold" for 10c, 20c and 25c, at ; Half Don't Miss This this month. He checked it up ,to tjhe aforesaid pedagogue. "Not guilty," said the young man, "lights are something we never use." The old gentleman might have known better but. he didn't stop to think. The friends of Miss Emma Byrne, a former Abilene girl, have received announcement of her marriage In Kansas City this week. . Walter Day and Miss Marie Lyons of Pearl, and Ralph Coffenberger and Miss Marie Mastin of Abilene were married at the office of the probate Judge today. Obituary Mrs. James Cooklin. Belle Barsha Conklln . was born in November, 1866, and died April 29, 4913, aged 47 years, months and 10 days. k She was united In .marriages with JameS Conklln and to this Union two children were born a daughter and a son. Constance,-the daugh ter, is married and lives In Oregon. Clinton, the son, Is living at home. She also leaves one sister and three brothers. At an early age he unit ed -with the Christian church and in later years, not living near this church, she reunited with the Meth- odist. She was always a consistent She was always'a consistent An oomoot nnd faithful nil who knew her. Surely her reward, will be great. Rev. Mr. Blanchard nt Hnno nrnnnhnd a beautiful fun- - 1- - I eral sermon. Interment In the Elmo cemetery Mr. and Mrs. James Conklinwere raised near Elmo and lived there many years. lAtar thev moved tol..j h. fiat twn itova Pkonmon vharA thT lived fOUr Or I years Mr. uonxun nas Deen a ic;ii er in the Indian school in several of the western states. At the time mm rnnViin'a Atnth thev were V misi " ataHnnaA at RnnnrB Ferry. Idaho. greatly sympathize with them in the loss 01 wis apienuiu u 8na mother. SHIFTING SOIL Real Estate Transfers Reported b J. E. Keel. Abstractor. M. Armtsrong et ux to J. C Phillips, lots 23, 24, blk 8, High land add Abilene, $1. W. F. Muenzenmayer et ux to J ' Li. lnisier, bw -m, 0-11-u, t C. W. Roehrman to Joseph J. More- bouBe, lots 25, 27, 29, 31, blk 2, Dillon, $500. S. F, Gutsoh et ux to Mrs. Schaaf, lots 29, 31, 33, 35, Henquenett'' sub of a 2-16-3, $130. Abram K. Bassler et al to Geo. L. Strole, s sw 9-16-3, 74 a, $5200. Ernest Doman et ux to Fred Altman. ' e ne 6-16-3, 79 acres, $6, 500. M. D. O'Grady to Richard ana Her man Schlesner, se 30-15-4 $6600. Wm. L. Lowry et al to Emery Dlehl, se 15-13-4.' $12,000. Bridget Henchey to Dennis P. Hen- chey et al, e sw 8-12-4, $1. Henry Schneider et ux to Vincent Safarik. se 21-16-4, $12,900. Nelson C. Dyer, et ux to Herbert N. Dyer, e w sw 18-13-z, $6000. Bernard F. Duffy et ux to Eugene W. Loeckle, sw 3-12-3. $8000. C. C. Sell et ux 'to W. H. Jordan lots 16. 18, 20 and w 5 ft 14. blk 22, Herington, $1. , Euwne W. Loeckle et ux to Ber ,0 xer- nard F. Duffy, sw U m ' 1 $10,000. Thomas Clifford to J. M 24-12-3, $3000. of llandkerchiofs Price Ask for Notaseme Hosiery 26c ADVENTISTS WILL HOLD A MEETING IN WASHINGTON Seventh-day Adventists In various parts of Kansas are looking forward with much interest to the Quadren nial meeting of the general confer ence of that denomination which will be held In Washington, D. C., May 15 to June 8, and which will bring together -believers Jn the faltjti from all parts of the world. A dele gation of 26 members will represent the Central Union Conference which takes in the states of Wyoming, Col orado, Kansas, Nebraska and Mis souri. , ' Every state in the .Union ' will be represented by delegates; In fact, every country on the globe. All of the leading ministers In the United States and Canada will be among those In attendance. The leaders of the denomination In Europe and Australia, as well as those of the mission stations in Africa, Asia, andl the Islands of the sea, .will also come. Black-skinned and yellow sinned men and women, wkho have been reclaimed to Christ from heath enism, ' some of them having been among man-eating tribes, are ex pected to lend importance to the power of the gospel by their pree- . -U . wntltAwtnflP will ence. ence.- in. uu, bi..hb be made up or a commingling 01 i races, such as probably has never been seen In the past in a meeting of tnjs sort. ., ' . OPEN SEASON NOW ON POLL TAX DODGER, rphu nvll far lualmil nrtAtlAll TA8 I 1U ywn --- - I9AA i.n. nnMantiyA V.varv fellow caught yesterday thought that he was Imposed upon because he got in the tran so early In the season Wherever the collector was unable to scare up the necessary $3 he left a little notice and within thirty days most of the poll tax of the city will be coming in. ELECTED TEACHERS AT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL The county high school board met at Chapman yesterday and elected the teachers for the coming year. The only new teacher elected to the force Is Miss Babetta Stadler to the department of Latin and German. Other members of the faculty, re elected are: W. S. Robb, superin tendent: Alden Dannevlk, history ,nd civics; Francis H. Norrls, Eng lish: Alice Engle, public speaking and English: B. R., Mock, mathe matics; C. U. Nichols, commence; Muriel E. Williams, home econo mics; Ellen E. Hickok, science; Avis Perry, librarian. The other mem bers of the faculty did not make ap plication for reelection. ITEMS OF INTEREST ABOUT FORMER DICKINSON PEOPLE Rev. J. Marlon Dunlavy who grew to Manhood In Dickinson county and graduated from the county high school In 1894- has recently been appointed general secretary of the Public Welfare society of Kansas City. Kansas, with general police authority to inspect all public amuse ments, play grounds, lot-gardening, housing conditions and charities. He is making his work count and has the cordial support of the adminis tration churches and civic organiza tions. years east of Abilene on th. Detroit yt ...I. a rnr rears eui 01 au vu ." " 1 1. w iwmr in Wyandotte and ------ - ..... t Irrom a sugai umu w " health and speaks of bl. year. U from a slight deafness ne is in nne Dickinson county as among tne esi 40 Up to Si l m 1 wm m m f tOngCTWggiJMM Economy Basement Sale Begins Saturday, May lOih, Ends Satur day May 17th, on Sheets. Pillow Cases and Bed Spreads We made a clean up purchase of the above lines. See our window display of . k -i iWI enmp snlennin Zion Citv snreans. r these values. mong mem i.oo Sheets, 81x90 for -85 1. 19 Sheets, 81x99 for. 95 1. 19 Sheets, 81x90 for 99 1.35 Sheets, 8x99 for 1 12 25c Slips for "'19 35c Slips for - 25 42 in. P. Tubing, linen finish, 24c 21 We Refund Railroad Fares ot his lite. Miss Anna Early, nis daughter, lives with him. David P. Shirk who is connected with a large publishing and book concern with head offices in Kansas City, Mo., has been asked to mane an extensive tour of the country 10 Inspect branch houses and to. look up new business fields. Mr. Shirk is now making this itinerary. Wilbur Hooper who formerly lived north of Abilene, Is doing a splen did transfer business In Kansas City with an office on Sixteenth street. He and his family are well and happy. FORMER ABILENE BOV IS SUCCESSFUL COMPOSER. Alfred Adams, the fourteen-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Adams who lived In Abilene until tfhree ... 1 J vears ago, is attracting conoiueru- ble attention as a composer on the Pacific coast. The Los Angeles Tribune has the following to say of his attainments: Fourteen years old and a com poser of classical music. This is the attainment of Alfred Henry Adams Jr. of 630 East Penn street. Whlttier. Since he was four years old he has been playing the piano "by ear," but it has been only in the last few months that he began the study of music under the direc tion of Leonard F. Smith that ne has known anything concerning notes. The teacher bas Deen 01 sia to the youthful composer in not on ly shaping hta mind along approved lines of study but In transcribing his notes. The youthful composer Inherits his. musical talent, his grandparents and other relatives having been killed musicians. The lad has play ed the piano ever sine, he wai able to walk. in uiuiuvu iv geniu. the lad has th. distinction of m . being a direct descendant of John - fourth cousin of His brother. Wal- Lmei l-l TT7 .Vi.I.f - . . lac, . sixteen rJZ'lZ - SIS Garments for . We commence Saturday and continue until sold 4' Suits New Printzess and other garments' values at $14, $15 and $18, practically all shown in our big new show windows. FREE: A Messaline Silk Petticoat with every Suit even at the wonderful reduction. Suit and Petticoat for $8.99 Coats for $8.99 , Commences on Saturday Morning ic r The Store Dependable Whlttier. He was born on February 22nd. Alfred had a long-felt desire granted him when he sat down to a pipe organ in one of the churches for the first time recently. His teacher thought he would be con fused with the many new arrange ments of the organ, but to the sur prise of those present he manipulat ed pedals, stops and all with the greatest of ease, playing bis lately written organ prelude. He is an attractive, dark-ihalred, brown-eyed lad, with olive complex ion, and he abounds with tempera ment. Unlike the general type of the young musician, Master Alfred does not play ragtime. He says he believes it to be detrimental to those whose mean to make music a serious study. FIGHT ON FREE WOOL FAILS. 1 An Overwhelming Viva Voca Vote Against Ohian'i Amendment. v Washington, May 7. The fight aeaingt the free raw wool provision in the Wilson-Underwood tariff bill fizzled out today when an amend ment by Sharp of Ohio, putting the nroduct on the dutiable Hat, was re jected by the house in. an overwhelm ing viva voca vote. NORTHWEST MILLERS OPPOSE FREE WHEAT. Washington, May 7. The admin istrative and income Ux features of the tariff bill remained to be dis posed of when the house convened. Their adoption, virtually Intact, Is confidently counted upon by Demo cratic leaders. A preferential of five per cent up on foreign goods brought in Ameri can bottoms and strenuous opposi tion of the insurance companies against the provisions of income tax on the ground that policy holders would be ultimately burdened with greater premlumaTwera lssnes ahead wben the bill was taken np. Republicans from the northwest attacked the free wheat and flour provisions. Underwood defended and Coat 3 -j -r 1.25 Bed Spreads for j 1 .95 1,50 Bed Spreads for .. ........ 1.29 2.00 Bed Spreads for ... . 148 ?. co Bed Spreads for 3.50 Bed Spreads for . . 295 Ej 4.50 Bed Spreads for 3 95 5.00 Bed Spreads for ,. , 4 45 We Refund Railroad Fares free flour, declaring that the north west would not be Injured. Effort to take lumber from the free list and alter wood pulp and print pa per was finally defeated. A Democratic-Republican ' , lov feast ' was held as the consideration, of the taxing provisions of the hill drew to a close. The occasion was the birthday of Underwood. WAR ISN'T OVER IN MEXICO. About Fifteen Hundred Killed Out side of Sonora In Week. Washington,. May 6 Reports from the City of Mexico today es timated that from 1200 to 1500 lives have been lost In engagements outside of Sonora in the last week. The reports confirmed the blowing up of a railroad train by Zapatistas at Nepantla when one hundred and fifty persons were killed. It was said that the federal forces have driven Zapata from his strong hold at Cbinameca and are pressing him hard. Matehuela, recently un dev siege, again Is Isolated and Americans have been advised by tbeir employers to leave as anti American feeling runs high. ' WHEN you figure on paint ing, remember that fewer gallons than your paint er estimates will be needed if you use Devoe Lead-and-Zinc, unless he's a Devoe painter ; then you won't catch him es timating 17 gallons when 8 ' will do it. f Remember, too, that every gallon less saves the cost of putting it on, as well as tne cost of the paint. Devoe Lead and Zinc is real economy in paint. A. 0. ELVICK. Aorcnt J a !