ABILENE WEEKLY REFLECTOR, ABILENE, KANSAS, DECEMBER 18, 1918.
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Rlerry Christmas to You
Z We wish you a Happy New Year and many happy
returns of the day. And somewhere in a warm cor-
ner of your heart we hope you have a responsive feel-
Compliments of the Season
It is significant of this New Year holiday that we
give a thought to things past, drawing comfort from
the best we have done, getting inspiration from it
while we are making resolutions for the future. And,
above all, cultivating through it a kindly feeling and
considerate regard for one another.
snizsF s bF0ry
TELLING THEIR WANTS
S , Sf. i- f hi j ' . ' y
Mn. Charles Holiday of Sallna la
visiting friends here this week.
Mr. Cue and family returned on
Wednesday after Binding several
weeks with his father and other
Mrs. John Hatfield and Mra. Geo.
Helse of Pearl were here for the
funeral of Mrs. Humfeldt.
John Shank and Elmer Brown
have purchased the blacksmith shop
owned by Mr. Koepsel.
Will 8taats's were over from
Enterprise to attend Mrs. Hum-
Mrs. Ida Hendrlckson was here
from Herlngton during the week.
Lewis Staats came up from Ok
lahoma the last of the week.
Charley Humfeldt and little son
went to Enterprise. Monday to visit
May Muensenmayer visited rela
tives at Detroit.
Mr. and Mrs. Gillett went to
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Frisk went
to Missouri Monday to visit their
Mr. and Mrs. Will Mitsch enter
tained several guests from Abilene
The out of town relatives Who
were here to attend Mrs. Humfeldt's
frneral were: Mr. and Mrs. Powers,
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Fengel of Her
lngton, Urn. and Mrs. Humfeldt
and family of Newton, Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas of Sallna, Mr. and
Mrs. Buennlng, Mrs. Lyons of Junc
tion and Mr. and Mrs. John Mar-
quoldt of Enterprise.
Mrs. Tunnel and Lillle Garrett
went to Moonlight Tuesday to at
tend meetings held there bv Rev.
mi f rie M
While rounding a curve the elec
tric street car In the Racket's win
dow. left the track Saturday after-
luuun. mis caused a panic among
the children outside but no serious
damage was done.
STATE BANK CLOSES ITS DOORS
Stockholders Able to Pay Await
State Examiner's Report.
Severy, Dec. ie. The Severy
State bank here was closed after the
recent financial statement, . which
' showed $84,000 deposits, $8000
bills i payable, with .only $16,000
cash on hand. The stockholders
held a meeting and decided to close
the bank until the state bank ex
aminer could examine its affairs.
Bad crops and inability to realize
: on loans caused the temporary clos
ing. The stockholders are men well
able to see that every cent of de
posits Is paid. The bank is also
protected by the state guarantee
BROKE INTO SCHOOL
WITH 2 GIRLS; FINED
Belleville, Dec. ,17. William
Cunningham, a barber and R. E.
Graham, a shoe salesman, pleaded
guilty to breaking into the city
school building at night in com
pany with two young giria, mtni
bers of the senior high school Jabs,
and were fined $35 and $5 cost
each before Justice of the Y o 8
A. Ingham of this eity.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Eli Hurley,
Dec. 11, a daughter. ,
The farmers are busv draeelns-
Mr. Gantz and family have moved
here from Missouri and will; run
the blacksmith shop at Acme.
The box social at Pearl was well
unaries Wilson was helping Mr.
Gantz move last week.
Levi Thompson returned Satur
day from a visit at Beloit.
Miss Gladys Webb of Chapman
visited her parents Sunday.
A surprise party was given last
Wednesday evening for Cleyson
Shirk at his home, it being his six
teenth birthday. Games and ro.
freshments were the order of the
We extend the compliments of the season and wish to thank you for your
co-operation in the past and the continu ance of same for the future.
We are putting forth our best efforts to honestly serve you, which we believe
is generally appreciated. ' 1
During the past year we have made many improvements in our telephone
plant. We have removed practically every telephone pole from the business
streets. We have changed all our telephones on the "Main" board from the old
"crank" to the "common battery" type. This was done through the co-operation
of these subscribers and will improve the general service very materially, as the
old mixture is now eliminated on the "main" local board.
We are now spending several thousands of dollars to extend our underground
system so that many more of our subscribers will be connected with the central
office in this way instead of by open wir es with their attendant troubles. We
are making these changes constantly that we' may give the best service possible.
We have spent many thousands of dollars on our light plant during the past
year. We have our new 800-horse power water turbines installed; a new 600
horse power generator has been added; a 1000-horse power steam turbine with a
direct connected similar sized generator is here and ready to be installed. This
will make Abilene have the largest electric power plant between Topeka and
We have placed and are operating in Abilene a system .of street lighting
which is surely appreciated by all. ,
We are pumping the city water by electric power .atsiVving of $1000 a year
to the city of Abilene. m ,
We are furnishing current for light and power to the city of Enterprise and
expect to extend our wires to neighboring towns during the coming year.
Our aim in operating these utilities is to give you the best'possible service and
to furnish telephone and light in every store and home, and power wherever ma-
chinery is used.
To this end we ask your co-operation.
The Riverside Light and Power Co.
The United Telephone Co.
Telegram from Santa Claus'to
Duckwall Bros, says he left Denver
early Monday morning and would
arrive in Abilene, Safffrday after
tTJith Best Wishes
of the Season
. And reminding you we carry the largest and most
complete line of machine and auto supplies and parts in
We have the largest and best-equipped garage and
; machine shop in the county. ' . .
Our facilities and experience enable one of our me
chanics to accomplish more in one hour usually than
others do in two. -
We repair all kinds of machines impartially.
- We have not received one cent of commission on the
sale of an auto or other machine in the past five years.
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The revival meetings at Center-
dale continue throughout the week.
good interest prevails. Rev. Mr.
Tunnel of Woodbine returned Mon
day and Rev. J. R. Allen of Law
rence will also assist in these serv
Mrs. Tunnel and Miss Lillle Gar
rett of Woodbine came Monday to
ttend the revival meetings.
Bishop M. G. Engle preached at
Bethel to a large audience on Sunday.
Harry and Ezra Crlder
Abilene on Tuesday.
W. B. Wood has been on the sick
The infant son of Mr. and Mra
wmton Mccosb died at Mlltonvale
and was buried at Enterprise on
Irvin and Ben Hoover were Abi
lene visitors on Tuesday.
Rev. Myron Taylor and wife are
visiting in this vicinity. Rev. Mr.
Taylor preached at Bethel on Sun-
Mrs. Crlder and daughter Lizzie
and Mrs. Stocker were shopping in
Abilene on Tuesday.
Rev. G. B. Burkbolder preached
at Centerdale Saturday and Sun
resulted: President, Mrs. Bath
hurst, secretary and treasurer, Mrs.
Forest Saylor; class teacher, J. B.
Higdon. The social committee will
be Mrs. Hal Iliff and T. H. Mitchell.
Refreshments were served and a
pleasant social hour was spent.
Mrs. Frank Chase and children
visited her mother, Mrs. Isaac Book
1 T-v I . . . .
miss vavia was not aDie to re
turn to her school duties Monday
Miss Ruth Bryson is teaching the
room this week.
Mrs. ueorge Holzworth returned
from Kansas City last week.
eeiu warier nas purchased
ine teacners are preparing to
nave unnstmas program at the
school house Friday afternoon.
inis resolution was adopted by
Talmage camp, M. W. A.: Be it re
solved that we extend our sincere
sympathy to Neighbor M. E. Whit
ney, and family, in their bereave
ment, .in the loss of wife and moth
To Orae airedl JkJl
We wish to thank our patrons for the pleasant busi
ness relations we have enjoyed during the past year. We
respectfully solicit your future trade. Our motto is,
Good goads, honest weights, and fair prices.
Ilighest market price for country produce at all
times. Most respectfully, -
See Santa Claus in front of the
Racket Saturday afternoon about
Mrs. Rakestraw and son of Buck
eye were in town Monday.
W. 8. Anderson was in town on
Past Cress left for Topeka Usf
R. F. D. Xo. 6.
Harvey Olson and Alta Lady re
turned from Iowa where Harvey
nas neen working and Alta visiting.
Mrs. John Reeves entertained at
supper Wednesday Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene Iforn and family.
airs, win bnerwood gave a din
ner Thursday to Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Sheets and family. Geo. Herlsh,
Mrs. M. Reeves and Ray and Mr.
and Mrs. Hugh Holt and son
Mrs. Joe Grelst is being sewing,
preparing to move to California. Santa Claus wants to see all the
Mr. and Mrs. E. Russell left for children In front of the Racket Sat-
waverly, Kansas, where they will urday afternoon about 2:30
spend tue Christmas holidays with
ENOCH'S Cash Store
3 1 0 XToxttL Sparu.ce St.
ed James Warner load his car to
move to Burrton, Kan.
Quite a number from here were
shopping in Abilene Saturday.
Russell's folks, Mr. and Mr
Ed. Keys. DONEGAL.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. 8mltb spent a
few days with Albert Holten and Wm. Scheufele and E. E. Unke-
wlfe. I fer returned Fridar from Fort
Mrs. J. C. Smith of Abilene spent Stockton, Texas.
Monday with Lulu Funk. I Col. E. L. Hoffman, one of Done-
Mrs. W. Westover butchered onaala progressive farmers and stock
inursday. Albert Holten and wife. I men, was assistant auctioneer at
Geo. Westover and wife and Mrs. I the Geo. Rock sale near Hope.
Cole and Milton Cole and Mr. Has-1 Salome Jury of Holland
lour assisted. I spent the past week at H. H. Len-
MIss Iris Topllff of Abilene spent hert s.
Monday night with Grace Funk. I Aaron Wlngert and family spent
Grandma Brows has gone to I Sunday at J. N. Engle'a.
Hotcnloson to spend the winter! Little LIDlaa Mar! arrived at
with her aon.
Miss Edna Swacrer spent Friday
evening with Mrs. Feck g-4 tt-
' '' Jed : V'? " -....
the tome of Mr. and ITrs. C. D.
Summers oa Voadav, Dec. IS.
The Belle frrt-'t fundsy srtcol
There will be a program at the
M. E. church Christmas eve.
Mrs. C. Enrlgbt and Albert left
last week for a visit with relatives
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Brown have
foved on Mr. Hertzog's farm.
Katberine Stewart visited friends
near Industry last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Davis and sons
who have been visiting friends and
relatives, left last week for their
home In Nebraska.
Mrs. Ethel Wilson of western
Kansas is visiting with friends and
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Eisllne spent
Sunday with Job Karr's.
You'll save money on your holi
day goods at the Racket W
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