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ABILENE WEEKLY REFLECTOR, ABILENE, KANSAS, Aid. 0, 1017
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Abilene, Kansas, August 14 to 07
SOME OF THE ATTRACTIONS WILL BE
Fine Agricultural Exhibits
Free Band Concerts Daily
Vaudeville Afternoon and Evening
Grand Display of Fireworks Eeah
Evening, Etc., Etc.
Wolf Bros, Stock Co. and
Best Races Ever Held in Dickinson
County,
A Great Live Stock Show
Many Mercantile Displays
A Big Free Barbercue
Big Carnival on Grounds
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One of the Best Fairs Ever Held in Central Kansas
JURORS CHOSEN FOR SEP
TEMBER TERM OF COURT
The following jurors were chosen
for the September term of court
II. V. Kandt, Heriugton.
Philip Ewald, Abilene.
L. I.. Ilarshman, Elmo.
F. E. Munsell, Herington.
Tom Dower, Talmage.
E. P. Burkhokler, Abilene.
Win. McCormiek, Chapman.
' A. C. Walker, Hope.
John Pratt, Herington.
C. W. Davidson, Hope.
Ira Westrom, Abilene.
F. R. Sherwin, Chapman.
A. V ."Wolf, Abiene.
D- N. Shirk, Abilene.
Lewis Kroenig, Herington.
M. D. Herington, Herington.
J. C. Harbburn, Herington.
Norman Erran, Chapman.
F. W. Counter, Enterprise.
W. Lowder, Herington.
E. K. Storin, Herington.
T. E. Taylor, Pearl.
T. J- Rexroat, Abilene.
C. O. Bamett, Wakefield.
C. L. Logan, Detroit.
F. H- Smith, Herington.
Chas. Schmit, Hope.,
Jesse Bogard, Carlton.
Walter Messing, Abilene.
W. F. Fullerton, Herington.
J. E. Bird, Dillon.
C. H. Chalkins, Herington.
D- Longhofer, Herington.
J. H. Santer, Chapman.
H. W. Sprung, Abilene.
P. B. Bryson, Abilene.
a ditch and dashed against the bank.
The hind wheel was torn from the car
and the jolt threw Mrs. Malott
against the steel brace of the top. No
one else was injured. Mr. Rice had
another accident on the way to Tal
mage last winter, the car then going
into a ditch. This makes a total of
9 auto accidents this week-
LOST $2,500 WHEN HE TRADER
"SKJHT I'XSKEX" ASKS DAMAGE
Last February, Benjaman Hoffman
traded some Dickinson county lanl!
for some Oklahoma land. He stated
in his petition that the land was
lepresented to him as "good, smooth
land." He traded sight unseen- But
when he saw the land he found it
nothing but bills and rocks and now
he has filed suit demanding that S.
L. Lenhart, the man with whc:n he
traded, pay him $2,'00.
The miners are striking because the
mine owners will not raise wages,
the railroad rates are the same but
the coal bill of the average family
will be increased $i0 to$40 next win
ter. The coal barons are laughing
and buying Liberty bonds, the mem
bers of the trade commission have
gone to the seashore and the consum
er is hustling to pay the increased
profit. Great is this regulation business.
IT SOUNDS WELL AXVWAY.
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moli.y's discoveries.
Several of the old timers were tell- We are all reluctant to admit we
irig of the times when new wheat are growing old, unlil some one comes
The Price of Wheat- Now ami Ruck in
the Eighties.
oovernmext oives ouxs
FOR HOME OUARR EOI 1PM EXT
RED HOT WAR NEWS
BY WAY OF SOLOMON
ONE INJURED WHEN CAR
STRUCK DEEP DUST RUT
From Saturday's Dally. I
Mrs. E. B. Malott was injured last
evening when the car in which she
was riding, struck a rut In the road.
The Jar threw Mrs. Malott against
the Bide of the car, cutting her nose
and causing her other bruises that
are not serious.
A. W. Rice and Mrs. Malott were
returning from Talmage in his car
and it was traveling at a fairly good
rate. It struck the deep dust rut a
halt mile south of Talmage, skidded
across the road, struck the edge of
The following item in the Solomon
Tribune has waked up that city. It
understood that Col. George Lank
and Col. Bob Johnson have set mines
in the Solomon river and that Col.
Hamilton will have the home guards
ready by Saturday night to repel
invasions. This is the story: "Re
port has It that a Mexican who works
on the Santa Fe section here, has re
ceived a letter from his wife in Mex
ico begging him to come home as
Villa is organizing an army of 2.000
soldiers, mostly Germans, to make a
raid on this country. The Mexican
says he will stay here."
Would Supply Abilene With All Hie
Necessities.
By a special act of congress about
:J00 rifles used in the Spanish-American
war have been set aside for use
l.y the home guard units thruout the
country. If Abilene contemplates or
ganizing a home guard, the thing to
do would be to send a request to the
government at once for a number of
these guns. Citizens can be called
upon to furnish other supplies. How
ever, the government will supply only
a limited number of such things as
ammunltiion, cartridge belts, haver
sacks, canteens, etc. Those In Abilene
that are interested in the home guard
showed willingness to furnish many
of these supplies so that it will prob
ably be possible for the organization
to be maintained here.
COAL RILLS FOR NEXT
WINTER ARE TO SOAR
RIRDS FLY TO COURT HOUSE
LAWN TO RATHE IN WATER
A few days ago we were urged to
knock our heads three times on the
floor in thankfulness for the action
of the federal trade commission la
"bringing the coal barons to terms."
The early coal supplies are coming
into Abilene and those who are wise
are filling their coal bins early lest
they be unable to fill them at all.
Coal that two years ago cost $6.25
and last year $7, 1s now $9.75 a ton.
sold around 50 cents instead of the
present price of $2.80 as it is today
When it got down to the right hard
luck story the early settler told his
experience, and after he finished the
subject, was not discussed further.
Back in the 1 882 the gentleman
was buying wheat at Abilene and he
built a grain Bhed in which to store
the wheat. The granary cost about
$3,000. and by winter the man hart
over ;!6,0il0 bushels of wheat on his
hands. The prhe of wheat was less
than 40 cents per bushel, so ho de
cided to hold. He held that liti.OOO
bushels of wheat two years, thinking
all the time the price could not go
lower, but at last was forced to sell
the entire holding for 35 cents per
bushel.
So far as has been reported this
year one farm brough tabout $150
to the acre. This is Uite a differ
ence to the good old eighties. A
farmer near Woodbine brought a
load of wheat to town Tuesday that
brought him $251.n. Not bad, Is It?
The wheat yield lsn"t so bad after
all. Another man bad a thirty-five
acre field that, averaged forty bush-
i-ls to the acre. Also he bad 4 acres
of oats that averaged 82 bushels per
acre. Many farmers have said they
are making more money this year
than they ever did before.
along to teudi ns a new trick.
Some spend four years at. college,
acquiring a knowledge of things class
ical, while some others rely upon the
pages at the back of the dictionary.
One way to reduce the b. c. of 1.
cook half the usual amount of pota
toes, run them through a "ricer" and
serve in a high mound of fairy airi
ness. Air is the only thing that bus
not gone up.
Some folks are smart enough, but
they haven't any sense.
Speaking of militarism and matri
mony, the cry of tlie present-day
bachelor is "Give me liberty or give
me death "
I'ORD PRICES THE SAME.
Conipiiny's Annual Announcement
Snys a Production Increase.
CHAUTAUOUA COMES HERE
AMiUST I TO SEPTEMBER
For the past week the lawn sprin
klers at the court house have been
running both day and night. Yester
day 25 birds were sitting on a wire
. .... , , .. The Chautauqua dates for Abilene
alwavs a number of the birds under ' . . . , ,
Ihk lieen fixed for August .11 to
the shower bopping about In the wat- ... ,, ., n..
t. , . 'September 6 Inclusive. Practical,
er. Many oirus wm uie uuui iiiiisl
if it doesn't soon rain
SORRY THEY HOI OUT A NEW
SUIT OF CLOTHES FOR SALE
"Gee. I jiulled off a foolish stunt
remarked one of the privates In Com
pany II, today. "A few weeks ago I
bought a swell suit of summer clothes
and now 1 am having a hard time to
sell It. If you know any young fellow
that is afraid to Join the army ami
wear khaki, just send 1 1 tin around,"
he said.
WATERMELON CROP IS
SHORT BECAUSE OF HEAT
Toliver's Service
Broadens
We have just moved into our new addition which gives us more
shop and garage room. We are ready to do business in more
satisfactory (way than ever.!
We hare Just opened a large room In the front of our building
for an anto accessory store. We are filling this new room with a
fine line of first class auto accessories and tourists' necessities.
This means that you can get anything you want in the auto and
machine repair line at
BATTERY
Toliver's Garage
and Machine Shops
SOUTH OF RAILROAD
SOME GOOD ADVICE
Strengthened by Abilene Experiences
Kidney disease is too dangerous
to neglect. At the first sign of back
ache, headache, dizziness or urinary
disorders, you should give the weak
ened kidneys prompt attention. Eat
little meat, take things easier and
use a reliable kidney tonic. There's
no other kidney medicine so well
recommended as Doan's Kidney
Pills. Abilene people rely on them.
Here's one of the many statements
from Abilene people:
Harrison Maiiedon. 202 S. Spruce
St., says: "I have to do quite a bit
of stopping and this caused kidney
complaint. I suffered from sharp,
piercing pains through my back,
sometimes changing to a dull, heavy
ache. My kidneys acted irregularly.
1 heard of Doan's Kidney Pills and
I used them. My kidneys were soon
strengthened and 1 felt better in
every way. Since then I have kept
Doan's Kidney Pills on hand to have
In caw of need."
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
pet Doan's Kidney pills the same
that Mr. Maxiedon bad. Foster-Mil-l.urn
Co.. Props, Buffalo, N. Y.
Adv..
enough tickets were pledged last year
to pay the guarantee. An excellent
program Is announced. It includes
the comic opera "H. M. S. Pinafore,"
by a full company.
ARD MAY RE HERE
OX DUTY TO SEPTEMBER
The melon growers of the Sand
hills district were counting on mak
ing a fortune this summer selling
melons to the soldiers at Camp Fun-
ston. But the drought and heat has
cut the crop very short and It may be
alinont a failure.
No changes will be made In the
prices of Kurd motor cars the com
ing year, according to ('has. I). Cruse,
the local agent, In making the com-'
pany's annual announcement today.
The company, be said, was unable
to make the usual annual reduction
because of the advancing cost, of ma
terials, anil a proposed increase in
prices was discarded as a step back
ward. The Ford company is beginning the
fiscal year with 11 2,000 orders un
filled. Arrangements to fill them
are being made In Increasing tho
production. Tho output last year
was 7:12,000 curs. It Is planned to
make the production this year reach
850,000 or 1100.000.
No new models will be attemped
Ibis year Between fifty thousand
and sixty thousand cars will be as
sembled at the Kansas City plant and
Mr. ('ruse's handsome, new garage,
id Kourth and Buckeye, is a busy .
salesroom this season.
THRESHING ENGINE THRU
CULVERT I ELL (i FEET
Bert W'llkins, Karl Norman and
Leo Cadcll, who were riding on a
traction engine, had a narrow escape)
when the floor of a large culvert near
the J. A. Anderson farm, three miles
i;orthf Chapman, gave way and the
rear end of the engine crashed thru
uml jammed against the embank
ment. Chapman Advertiser.
Curd of Thanks.
We want to thank all for their
sympathy and kindness during the
death of our little son, George.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Boughner.
The latest report Is that the com
panies of the Kansas national gardj
will not go to Ft. Sill until Sept. 1st,
and no doubt the officers and all the
men In the company will be gla l to
remain here at their home station un
til that time. They may be fitted out
in uniforms and guns before leaving
here. The dispatches state that equip
ment for the Kansas national guard
has been requested to be sent on at
once.
Starting with Sunday the b ys will
he under the full United States gov
ernment pay of soldiers and they will
be furnished everything. They will
be fed by a loal restaurant at 75
icnts a day.
Airplane for Herington.
Herington Sun: Gotthard O. F.
Strohscheln Is busy assembling the
many parts which compose a modern
military reconnoisance or scout ma
. hine and expects to balance and tune:
up the planes and engine this week I
and be in shape to make real flights
arly next week. I
SEELYE GARDEN THEATRE
FAIR WEEK ATTRACTION
Toby" Wilson
Supijortcd by
Willbuck's Comedians
IN
A Repertoire of 6 New Plays
16
PIECE BAND
16
8
PIECE ORCHESTRA
8 I
40
PEOPLE 40

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