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Abilene weekly reflector. [volume] (Abilene, Kan.) 1888-1935, August 09, 1917, Image 6

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"Quality and Style without Extravagance"
We offer for your selection the largest and best
selected stock of good, dependable merchandise
in this part of Kansas.
Our trade is increasing each year, and this fact
is good evidence of our ability to keep abreast
of the times in merchandising.
Ever and always, we are applying ourselves to
the task of trying to have the best of dry goods,
furnishings and ready-to wear.
Make this store YOUR STORE; meet your
friends here use our rest rooms and telephone,
and when needing anything in our line, you
will find us ready with the goods, the prices and
the service.
The Peoples Store Co.
J. B- Edwards, in the course of
tome correspondence on early times,
has received the following letter from
Mrs- Sarah Barger, the first girl born
on the Bite of Abilene and a daughter
f Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Horsey, the
founders of the city. She lives at
Clarlnda, Iowa, and her letter will
be of interest to all. Mr. Edwards
plans to have her return for the Old
Settlers' reunion some day or per
haps for an Abilene home-coming
celebration. She writes:
'7 assure you I am always glad to
nnswer any questions In regard to
the early life of my father and my
mother, and also the dear old city
of Abilene, my birth place. My angel
mother died September 9th, 1912, at j
the home of my brother Charles at
Lenore, Idaho, whore she went to try
and regain her health, which was
much impaired by the watchful rare,
that only mothers can give, of my
RiBter Ella, Mrs. F. A. Dryden at Se
attle, Wash., in 1910. She passed
away after months of Intense suffer
ing. My mother hovering over her,
and was there until the final settle
went; the home sold and her son, an
only child, 'established In business,
for my sister was a widow.
"Mother's decline was rapid owing
to her advanced years, she was almost
77 years old. Brother took her
home. After a short visit at the home
she never rallied so she could re
turn to Castle Rock, although to the
'.HBt she taalked of going back. Fath
er died in 1905 in Castle Hock and Is
buried there. That spring my son
pnd baby boy, 11 years of age, and
myself visited in the home, spent the
fcummer with mother and my eldest
Bister, Maria, stopping three weeks
in Seattle on our return with Ella.
"But I am wandering from that
which perhaps, will interest you the
most. It is true, my mother sug
gested the name of Ablltne, and took
It from the bible Luke 3-1, the
name as Bhe understood it meant
tity of the plains; this was In 1860
My mother was a devout christian
and a Bible student; I have so often
wondered how she ever had time to
road with her multiplicity of cares
and hardships that we children so
little realized then, but as 1 look
back now I often wonder how mother
could be so bravo. Father was away
from home many months at a time.
"Mother told me father's thoughts
were of the old and early days of Ab
ilene, and the uncared for graves
there. I have one sister, Sylvina,
buried there. I do not think I remem
ber her, only by hearing her spoken
of in the home. She was born in Illi
nois. Also my sister Maria, 'three
and a half years older than myself.
Mother had the two little girls when
she went to Kansas, some time after
father had gone to look for a home
than called the west.
"In the year 1859 I was born In a
little log cabin on the banks of Mud
creek. Later were born sister Ella
and brother Charles, Wilbur, Franky
and Walter. Franky and Walter are
burled in Abilene. Franky lived to
be eleven months old and Walter
three; little Franky's funeral was
held in the Baptist church, and one
piece they sang was:
" 'Why do we moruen departed
And shake at death's alarm,
Tis but the voice of Jesus calls,
His loved ones to his arms.'
"That piece rings in my cars many
many times. I do not know why, un
less mother's grief so Impressed me
that it linked Itself In the air of that
dear old song. Later Walty died.
his funeral was in the home, Aunt
Phillips came and laid him out. lie
died in Jeremiah Baldwin's arms
who at that time was in the homo,
and later went to Beloit with our
"Mr. Edwards you do not know
how your kindness, in caring for the
little graves, impresses me, that you
too, like my father, have a heart that
beats for humanity- 1 thank you so
much. Father and mother were Hi
ways doing little sets of love and
kindness, and I wish they could know
that after all these years some kind
hand is laying the tribute of love on
those sacred mounds. How proud I
used to be of my dear parents and
et we never know how to appreciate
our treasures until they are gone. I
started out to be bormal but I can't
do it too much like father. They
used to call me when a child, 'chip
of the old block', when they wanted
to got me spunky; and they usually
did. Quick to get mad, then quick to
forgive another Ilersey trait.
"1 received a letter in April from
y.H. James Callahan of Abilene, she
said she had father's picture, and 1
have ono in my room enlarged from
n photo taken while father was at
Topeka; he had on a plug hat, he
wore them so much. lie wrote moth
er and said: 'See Tim with his plug
hat on.' How I wortld love to go
back there once more, It would be
bard for me, but I would be all
right in a short time. It means much
to me the kind way you speak of
my appearance there as a repienta
tive of the oldest family in the his
tory of the old days, then to offer
me the keys to tho city and key to
the hearts of the people makes it
doubly dear to me and perhaps gome
cime it may be possible to ao so.
"In regard to the name Abilene Te
Ing suggested to mother by a rev
erend It may be true, although I do
not remember of them speaking of It.
I have in my possession the last let
ter father wrote for publication, it
was written to a dear friend of his,
Mayor Mitchell, of Beloit. Now if I
have not trespassed on your good na
ture to much I will say If there is
any thing I can do to assist you In
history I will be glad to do so, If
you would like to know of my fam
ily I would be glad to write you our
son, Seargt. H- C. Barger, is assist
ant director of the Third Iowa In
fantry band, was on the border eight
months. He has been in service sev
en years, and I tremble now ror rear
of his being called out In this world
"So Abilene Is a nice place? Am
glad; It makes me" homesick to see
the name on the map and makes me
want to accept your kind invitation
tc come. Do you ever have Old Set
tlers' reunion, if so wtien? Sylvia
Ilersey Barger."
'"lltllM tV AMERICA" TO
A meeting of the Chautauqua
committee was held this afternoon at
the Citizens bank room to arrange
for the coming session which will be
held August 31 to September 6. The
program this year is the best ever
given and big crowds will attend.
Two plays, "Little Women" and "H
M. S. Pinafore," the latter a coml
opera with 30 people in the cast, ara
leading features. Russell ConwelJ
with his famous ecture, "Acres of
Diamonds," will also be here. The
success of last year resulted in near
ly enough tickets being sold for this
year and the work now is the rou
tine -matter of preparation. C. H
Harger is president of the Chautau
qua association, C. R. Baker, secre
tary; (!. W. Rees, treasurer; J. A
Tufts, chairman of the grounds com
mittee; I". V. Heath and J V. Howe,
advertising committee; W. If.
Rroughton, cliarman of the ticket
committee- A meeting of all the as
sociation members will be held later
The Maids of America musical
comedy performance is to be one of
the big feature attractions of the Al
icn shows here next week, and Is
worthy of the attendance of people
who. enjoy high ciasB and refined
comedy, singiag and dancing, the
latter Including the latest novelty
balloon dancing, introducing on a
stage for the first time the "Ma
cliese" and others that will be equal
ly as popular the coming darning
season. Either of the above numbers
will repay any visitor to this attrac
The company numbers over twen-
tv-five members and a ten-piece or
chestra and carries special scenery
and electrical effects: The costumes
worn by the beauty chorus of fifteen
girls are extremely elaborate, more
tiian a hundred gowns and dresses
being used in the various singing and
dancing numbers.
Any visitor to the show grounds
should certainly not miss seeing The
Maids of America production. The
ladies and children are especially in
lited, as the performance contans
not a word or action of a suggestive
or offensive nature.
j We Invite You
To make our store your headquarters
while in for the Fair.
Enterprise .Men Arrested for Violat
ing "Rone Dry."
Two Enterprise men were fined
$200 each and 60 days in the coun
ty jail here for violating the "bone
dry" law yesterday. A third man
was caught but his case was contin
red for 30 days to permit him to
thresh his wheat.
George Bischoff and John Sherman
met the Santa Fe at Enterprise yes
terday morning and now several
trunks taken off the train. Two men
called for the trunks and proceeded
to open them in the freight house
I he sheriff and county attorney
walked in" on them and found the
trunks full of whiskey.
The third shipment of w hiskey ar
rived in Detroit. A small boy took
it away and a great deal of difficulty
was encountered in finding the per
son to whom it was shi'pped. All
three trunks were sent from Kansas
odged" into
: i'oi.e yesterday
Don't Be Fooled!
Buy a CORN BINDER that will cut
both short and long corn.
The DEERING will do it.
Give us your order this week.
From Saturday's Daily 1
J. F. Coe, driving west on Second
street yesterday, decided to put on a
I'nlr of goggles Mrs. Coe didn't
think the car was running straight
when her husband had his hands off
the wheel and as she gave the wheel
a little turn. The new Dodge car
went up over the curbing and struck
a telephone pole. A running board
as broken, a fender bent and one
light smashed.
Cntarroli Cannot Re Cured
they cannot reach the seat of the dis
ease. Catarrh is a blood or consti
tutional disease, and In order to cure
it you must take Internal remedies.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken intern
ally, and acts directly upon the blood
an dmucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh
Cure Is not a quack medicine. It was
prescribed by one of the best physi
cians In this country for years and Is
a regular presediptlon. It is compos
ed of the best tonics known, com
bined with the best blood purifiers.
acting airectiy o ntne mucous sur
faces. The perfect combination of
tho two Ingredients is what produces
such wonderful results in curing ca
tarrh. Send for testimonials, free.
F. J. "HENEY & CO., Props.. Toledo,
Sold by Pruegilsfs, pdice 75c
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
Recently Senator Thompson wroie
to the mayors of the county seats of
Kansas asking about the enforcemen
ol the prohibition laws. Mayor Nich
ols and Police Judge Porter sen
these replies, which were written be
fore the "bone dry" law became ef
In reply to yours of recent date
will say that prohibition certainly
does prohibit with us. During the
year 1 Hi tj tnere were nve warrants
issued and two arrests made for
(ininkenness and one bootlegger
and no joints running. The moral
of our city are good and have been
for some time. J. C. Porter, Police
In regadd to my knowledge of pro
I'.ibition in Kansas, it practically does
prohibit the sale of liquor in Kan
tas. We have, of course, a little trou
ble with an occasional bootlegger and
a little drunkenness. That, of course,
l owing to the ease with which they
can get liquor from Missouri.
In this town before prohibition law
was enacted there was from one to
three men killed every year on ac
count of saloon fights or drunken
ness, and a number of farmers were
foreclosed every year who lost their
homes on account of excessive drink
in the last ten years there has not
been a man killed in any fight which
could be charged up to liquor. And
there are no homes being foreclosed
cn account of liquor. Every year
the few bootleggers are getting less.
Last year in this town of 5,000 there
were only two arrests for drunken
We think we have the liquor busi
ness just about as near the prohibi
tory point as you could have it in a
state where they can ship it in from
other states. W. D. Nichols. Mayor-
Here you will find on display a great
variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, a nice,
J clean, well-selected line of the highest grade
Bring us your produce we will guar
antee you highest market price.
Phone 77
i:d street rhidge is
The Belle Springs Creamery Co.
has brought a suit against the Fair
mont Creamery Co., at Chicago simi
lar to the one filed by J. E. Brewer
& Co., against the same company.
The Belle Springs had an order from
the Chicago firm for 1 2,000 dozen
eggs but when they were shipped, the
company refused to accept them- The
Hello Springs lost $527.25 in the
transaction and it is asking this
amount of damages.
The city commissioners this morn
ing went with the city attorney and
several business men to call on the
county commissioners and ask the
county to assist in the rebuilding of
the Third street bridge. It is on a
county road and the commissioners
expressed their willingness to do
whatever was legal and feasible as it
is one of the most used bridges in tiiej
county. It will probably bo impossi
ble to do anything this year as the
levy is limited, but next year it may
be done. The bridge is in bad condi
tion and unsafe for anything but
light travel- Further effort will be
made and the matter planned for the
soonest possible time.
The weekly bills were allowed.
The matter of opening Kuney be
tween Thirteenth and Fourteenth
streets, was not discussed.
The Liberty bonds will be ready iu
about a month, according to infor
mation received today by the Abilene
National bank.
The Federal Reserve bank at Kan
sas City notified the bank here that
the department of bureau and en
graving probably will have the bonds
ready so they can be delivered to
subscribers in about thirty days.
For Recovery of N'ote.
Richard Neis borrowed $200 from
R. B- Hull, of Hope in 1913, and fail
ed to pay the interest on the note or
to pay the principal when due. Mr.
Hull is suing for $304 which Includes
the principal and Interest due to date.
Just the Thing for Diarrhoea.
"About two years ago I had a se
vere attack of diarrhoea which last
ed over a week," writes W. C. Jones,
Buford, N. D. "J. became so weak
that I could not stand upright. A
druggist recommended Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Rem
edy. The first dose relieved me and
within two days I was as well as
ever." Many druggists recommend
this remedy because they know that
it is reliable. Obtainable everywhere.
Solomon's Rig Night.
About 25 persons attended the
dance at Solomon last evening from
Abilene. It is reported that there
was nearly 2,000 persons on the
streets of that city last night.
idsummer Carniva
Benefit Fair Association
6 Gala Days and Nights 6
August 13 to August 18 j
From Monday's Daily !
Kansas Sunday had the first soak
Ing rain in two months, amounting in
places to three inches or more. Abi
lent received 1.83 indies up to 6:00
o'clock last evening. Reports indi
cate that the prolonged drought gen
erally has injured early corn past re
demption, especially in the uplands
but late corn In bottom land fields
will ke greatly benefited- Pastures
are much improved for late grazing
and will increase the supply of en
silage. It is reported that 3.5 inch
es fell at Taimage last evening. The
:reek was raised and culverts were
washed out.
Itching piles provoke profanity
but profanity won't remove them.
Doan'a Ointment is recommended for
itching, bleeding or protruding
piles. 60c at any drug store.
Liver Trouble.
"I am bothered with liver trouble
about twice a year," writes Joe
Dingman, Webster City, Iowa. "I
have pains in my side and back and
an awful sorreness In my stomach.
I heard of Chamberlain's Tablets and
tried them. By the time I had used
balf a bottle of them I was feeling
fine and had no signs of pain." Ob
tainable everywhere.
Most disfiguring skin eruptions,
due to Impure blood. Burdock Blood
scrofula, pimples, rashes, etc., are
Bitters as a cleansing blood tonic,
is well recommended. $1.25 at all
Classy Attractions
Melville's Fashion Show, 25 people. Monkey Speedway, 12 racing
monkeys. Honeymoon Trail, fun for young and old. Giant Parker
Wheel. Francis' Congress of Wonders. Parker $10,000 De Luxe
Carrousselle. American Maids musical extravaganza. Athletic
Champions, muscular marvels. Amaza, the Parisian illusion. Many
other big city shows too numerous to mention.
STROUT'S Military Concert Band
25 Real American Musicians 25
Free Ik)nton Concerts Daily at 1:00 and 7:00 o'clock p. m.
The Great Coney Island Craze. It must be seen to be appreciated
Even sedate Pa and Ma will shout with joy. U s a real one.
This Is a Parker Show An out-door amusement .enterprise with
National reputation.
THE SHOW REAVTIFVL Pure fun for every body. Yon have seen
the others, now see the but one! REMEMBER THE DATES.

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