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Navarre Nuggets.

Navarre, June 10. - Corn plowing is the order of business and there will be plenty of it to do during harvest.
Job Steirrer had a horse killed by lightning last week.
C.S. and Eli Hoffman shipped three car loads of wheat Thursday.
S. Kauffman and wife rejoice over the arrival of a son at their home.
Mr. Hains, of Manhattan, is here looking after Col. Anderson's interests.
Early Richmond cherries are as plentiful as strawberries were, and after the birds take all they want there will be enough left to supply the family and market.
Dr. Hastings spoke in the church Friday and notwithstanding the bad condition of the roads, about a hundred people came to hear him and all speak in the highest terms of his address.
D. J. Kimmerly sold four fat sheep to Howard & Fair, of Abilene.
Miss Myrta Wick, one of Abilene's school teachers, was visiting at S.C. Maughermer's.
Quite a number from the county high school will attend the normal.
Abilene Weekly Reflector, June 18, 1891, Transcribed by Terry Cook

North Dickinson News.

Hayes, Twp. June 17. - Corn, oats and grass are growing rapidly and wheat is ripening.
Farmers will hardly have their corn laid by until they will be in the thickest of harvest.
Some people here are so ungrateful as to say they are getting tired of so many cherries, strawberries, mulberries, etc. Apples, peaches pears and plums are burdening the trees.
David Brechbill and daughter Annie and J.M. Sheets and daughter Annie returned last week from their trip to Pennsylvania.
W.H. Phipps, who has just returned from the agricultural college, attended preaching services at Bethel Sunday.
Ezra Sheets took another trip to Hope last Saturday returning on Sunday. he must be enticed by some special attraction.
J.S. Baumbough arrived at home from his visit in Pennsylvania. He says the people of that state may have their mountains and red soil farms, but he prefers Kansas.
Little Lizzie Breechbil has been suffering from a serious illness.
Children's day exercises were held at the Probasco school house last Sunday.
Mr. Geo. Burkholder, from Rooks county, spent several days with friends here.
The number of buildings that are being erected indicates good times. L. H. Long's large house is about finished and J. Waterstradt's house is almost done while Wm. Duffy is building an addition to his home.
The creamery is in a flourishing condition. About 6,000 pounds of milk are received daily.
Abilene Weekly Reflector, June 18, 1891, Transcribed by Terry Cook


E.D. Bullock. of Albuquerque, N.M., is in the city.
Rev. M.J. Hill, of Chapman, visited Abilene last evening.
Miss Agnes Wright, of Ridge, is visiting Miss Beatrice Waring.
C. Kohler, of Enterprise, and B.W. Peck, of Jefferson, were in the city.
Wm. McK. Merrifield and H.C. Harvey were in from northwest Dickinson.
Philip Koch and wife, of Hope, were visiting Mr. And Mrs. Simon Shockey over Sunday.
V.P. Wilson and little grandson came in from Denver last night for a visit with relatives.
Mrs. Alice Sheeler came in this afternoon to visit her brother, Col. Adams and her sister, Mrs. W.S. Hodge.
Paul Merrill and A.G. Lott were among those who took the West Point examination at Junction City today.
Misses Lillie and Flora Sutherland, of Solomon, well known here, have gone to East Sound, Wash., where they will reside.
L.B. West, of Halsey Valley, N.Y., one of the Empire state's capitalists, made the Reflector a pleasant call this morning.
Hon. Harrison Flor, of Manchester, was in the city. His Abilene friends will be glad to know that his eyesight is considered improved.
John Blagg, alliance lecturer, returned this afternoon from Hope. he addressed an alliance picnic and reunion at Union Valley last evening.
H.E. Copper, one of Dickinson's representatives in the state university, returned last evening. He is making rapid headway and will soon receive his diploma.
Dr. E. Kauffman has removed to Manchester where he will practice medicine. He is one of the county's best young physicians and his Abilene friends will wish him much prosperity.
Hon. J.W. Gibson was in from Holland township. Mr. Gibson says harvest will commence in Southwest Dickinson next week. He estimates the average yield of wheat at 15 bushels.
W. H. Teed has resigned his position as engineer at the waterworks and takes a similar place with the city mills. he is one of Abilene's best engineers and the mills will have first-class service.
Ex-Treasurer John J. Cooper, formerly of this city but now of Los Animas, Colo., is in the city and will remain until Saturday. Mr. Cooper is manager of the Irrigation Land company which has under its control about 100,000 acres of ditch land. He reports a most promising season and indications of large crops. Irrigation is the only salvation of the southwest and the company in which Mr. Cooper is interested expects to reap a rich harvest.
Abilene Weekly Reflector, June 18, 1891, Transcribed by Terry Cook

Recent Reflections.

- The Christian denomination has purchased the German Lutheran church in Hope and Sundy, June 21st the new owners will formally dedicate their building. Rev. T.M. Meyers, the evangelist, assisted by F.L. Cook, the singer, will conduct the dedication services.
- The son of George W. Townsend, living northwest of town, came near being killed by a kick from a horse yesterday. The animal's foot ripped open the boy's scalp but fortunately did not break the skull. Dr. Felty attended him and reports the wound doing well.
Abilene Weekly Reflector, June 18, 1891, Transcribed by Terry Cook

A Dickinsonian Aged 103.

A few days ago the Reflector asked who was the oldest person in Dickinson county. A valued subscriber in Holland township informs us that the prize long-liver resides in that township. His name is Francis Dougherty and he is 103 years of age. He was born in Ireland in 1788 and emigrated to Canada 52 years ago. Three years ago he came to Kansas where he lives with his son in Holland township. He has been hale and hearty and is apparently as young as he was 40 years ago. He has, until four weeks ago, never been sick or taken medicine in his life. During the past month he has felt somewhat under the weather but is still in fair health. He used tobacco constantly for 70 years only leaving off last fall. Whether that has had any effect on his spring's sickness or not is not known but the tobacco using certainly never produced any apparently injurious results. Since coming to Kansas he has made a trip back to Canada, traveling alone. He returned from there to Kansas last fall and to those who asked if he was not afraid to journey alone he laughed and gave them to understand that he was all right. Mr. Dougherty seems to be pretty well in the head. If there is an older person in the county we would like to hear of it.
Abilene Weekly Reflector, June 18, 1891, Transcribed by Terry Cook

Detroit Driftings.

Detroit, June 16. - Everybody is in the cornfields plowing and pulling weeds.
Miss Hattie Greenman, of Abilene, was visiting her parents over Sunday.
Among the boys at the river Sunday was Charles Milam, who came near drowning. He was pulled out unconscious and at last recovered.
B.F. Sidler was cutting wheat all last week, the first wheat cut in our neighborhood.
Abilene Weekly Reflector, June 18, 1891, Transcribed by Terry Cook

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