The Caldwell News-Chronicle (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, June 11, 1897 Page: 1 of 8
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The Calawell News-Chronicle.
CALDWELL, BURLESON COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1897.
J. F. Cobb,
ONE ' CASH ' PRICE ' ONLY.
My business is a success because of the fact that it was built
upon the right principles. Here are some of the pillars upon which
it was founded:
Buy from first hands, or as nearly so as possible.
Handle good honest goods—no trash—mark the prices right
and in plain figures.
Above all things be honest, deal square, if it kills.
Create as little expense as possible, and have none that is
unnecessary. By all means have system and stop the leaks.
Treat everybody as nearly alike as possible and have but one
price to all.
Keep right abreast in the styles of goods, with the larger
towns, always be on the alert.
Keep everlastingly at it. Attend strictly to your own knitting.
Don't look at the little profit on a single article, but figure the
profits on a large volume of business.
With the co-operation of a good set of employes, such as I
have always had, what business would not succeed on this founda-
"THINK TWICF. BEFORE YOU ACT ONCE," is an
old proverb, but a good one.
"LOOK AKOUND BEFORE YOU BUY," would be an
up-to date application of this proverb, and that is what I advise you
to do. What my competitors sa\ is one side of the story, the other
side—my side—is corroborated by the amount of business I do. As
I have before stated, and now repeat, I sell more dry goods, dress
goods, shoes, hats, clothing and millinery for cash than any two
stores in Burleson county. Make the prices right and the trade
will do the rest.
J. F. COBB.
ONE < CASH < PRICE < ONLY.
For ladies unci gentlemen are now in demand and I have them
at correct prices at
From Fifty Cents Up,.
and nothing shoddy.
No. 31 is the lot number of the Umbrellas that I sell at 50 ets.
These Umbrellas are 2f> inches with natural stick handles and are
covered with fast black Gloria cloth, and as good as you usually
pay 75c and $1.00 for.
No. 106 is my SI.00 Umbrella. This is an assorted lot, but the
most of them have natural wood handles, Paragon frames covered
with a silk-warp Gloria cloth and all are 2(> inches.
See my line of children's parasols at 25c each.
J. F. COBB.
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The Judgments Aro Affirmed.
Austin, Texas, ¿une 9—The
court of civil appeals today re-
formed and affirmed the judgment
in cases of the Galveston, Harris-
burg and San Antonio Railway
company vs. the State of Texas,
and Houston and Texas Central
Railroad oompany vs. the State of
Texas, 'fuese cases Are known as
the "echool fund suits," and were
instituted against the railway com.
panies by C. A. Culberson, when
attorney general, to recover for the
state $720,000 worth oi bonds is-
sued by the defendants in return
for monjy loaned them by the
state out f f the school fund from
1855 to 1860. Tbe defendants a1-
lejed payment of the whole debt
by them. Part of this payment
was made during the civil war und
was in state treasury warrants.
Th? trial court held that the pay-
ment alleged, iu so far as it was
made in these warrants, was in-
valid, and did not discharge the
debt. The effect of the deoisinn
today by the court of civil appeals
is to affirm this ruling of the trial
court. This is practically a vic-
tory for the state.
In the case against the Houston
and Texas Central Railway com-
pany the judgment of the trial
court is reformed, so that no per-
sonal judgment will be rendered
against the appellant, but only a
judgment to foreclose a lien upon
those portions of the road whioh
are shown to have been in exist-
«noe on August 13, 1870, together
with all other property mentioned
in oonneotion therewith in the
judgment below, such as depots,
•to,, and also the franchise of that
part of the toad.
In the case against the Galves-
ton, Harrisburg and San Antonio,
the personal judgment against
the appellant is sustained, because
it assumed such liability by the
special act under which it was
chartered. Otherwise the judg-
ment is similar to that againet the
Houston and Texas Central Rail-
The suit Against the Houston
smd Texas Central was tiled in the
district court of Travis count} in
December, 1894, in which it was
sought to recover from the rail-
road company the special school
fund loaned under the act of 1850
to the Houston and Texas Central
and the Washington County rail-
road, which had become raprged
into the former. This auit was
pending when Mr. Crane came into
office, and after he became attor-
ney general the defendant tiled an
answer setting up the fact the rail-
road company had paid the in-
dobtidnesH due tha slate in treas-
ury warrants issued by the statp,
and that those payments were ia
conformity to the acts of the legis-
lature during the war. Crane by
supplemental petition contended
that if those payments were made
they were void, for several reas-
ons, but mainly because the treas-
ury warrants in which the pay-
ments were made were issued dur-
ing the war (or ths purpose of be-
ing circulated as money, and that
they therefore violated the consti-
tution of Texas, as well as the
Federal constitution, which pro-
hibits the emission of bills of
credit; that they were also void
beoanse issued in aid of the rebel-
lion. The case was tried in Feb-
ruary, I89G, and judgment ren-
dered for the state for the sum of
$673,160, with foreclosure of a lien
on the railroad of the defendant to
The suit against the Galveston,
Harrisburg and San Antonio is al-
most identical with the above,
nearly the same questions being
involved. It was tried at the same
time and resulted in a judgment in
iavor of the state for the sum of
$447,567, with foreclosure of lien,
Roth cases were appealed, with
the result announced at the begin-
ning of this report.
FOURTH STORM AT TBMPLE.
Temple, Tex., June 6.—One of
the hardest hailstorms ever seen
in this section visited here this
afternoon. The hail covered the
ground till it looked like snow and
war the largest ever seen. There
was but little wind and few win-
dow glasses were broken. Corn
and cotton crops, so far as can be
learned, near Temple, were buried
in the ground and entirely ruined.
Never before was such a disastrous
eeries of hailstorms known in this
section, this making the fourth one
within a week. It will be necessa-
ry to plant cotton over and corn is
entirely destroyed. How general
this damage extends can not he
learned now. The Peppers creek
bridge, five milss west of here, on
the Santa Fe, was washed away
again this afternooa and the west-
bound passenger train returned at
5 o'clock and has been abandoned
till 7:30 tomorrow.
The storm streak cannot be de-
fined at present, but inoludes fully
three-fourths of the county. The
damage in Temple was not great,
a large number of window lights
being broken. Captain W. D.
Farish.who lives near this place,
had a span of mules in town today
trom which all the hair on their
backs had been beaten. They
were funny looking specimens.
The hail drifted two or three
feet deep on his place and was not
melted away up to 10 o'clock to-
day. He says there is not a liv-
ing sprig of anything left on his
Frost Nearly Destroyed
Temple, Texas, June 7.—The
news trom the hail storm of yes-
terday continues to oome in from
the country and is bad in the ex-
teme. Between here and Belton,
a distance of nine miles, there is
not a stalk of cotton or oorn stand-
ing up—entirely buried in the
ground and ruined. The farmers
who aae in town this morning are
very downcast, but talk of replant-
iug cotton if the seed oan be had.
A meeting of the Temple Board
oi Trade has been callad to devise
ways and means of seeming seed
for the farmers.
Dallas, Texas, June 9.—Word
has been received here of the burn-
I ing at 3 o'clock this morning of
the business buildings in the town
of Frost, Navarro county, a place
of about 1000 inhabitants. The
entire business part of the town
was destroyed, approximating
; twenty buildings. No more than
¡two or three email business con-
cerns are left.
The origin of the tire is un-
known, but is believed to have
been incendiary. The town has
no fire department and help was
I asked from Coreicana and Hills-
! boro. The latter place responded
i with part of its fire department,
but too late to be of any service.
The loss will reach 3100,000,
perhaps more, with very light in-
The very lateBt thing in fancy
stationery sampled uau he been at
our office. Wedding goods as well
as all ordinary reception and ball
goods. Don't send anywhere else
I for anything until you have at
! least been fair enough to give us a
Call on C. E. llroaddus for fancy
PRAIRIE DALE DOTS.
I promised to give you the news
from this section and will try to
Dr. John Hill, a former resident
of Second creek settlement, was
in our neighborhood on profes-
sional businass a few days ago.
General Tom Fagan of Caldwell
ie out here as the guest of Capt.
and Mrs. E, Ellis. •
Prof. Vernon Dalrymple, Jeff
Stamps and Mr. Harvey, of Bird-
song settlement, were up to see ns
a few days ago. Call again, gen*
This settlement held a meeting
a few days ago and elected the fol-
lowing school trustees, to servo
for the ensuing year: C. A. Lang-
lotz, J. A. Norville and J. H%
Hall. It is thought they will se-
cure Prof. Vernon Dalrymple aa
teacher. He comes well recom-
mended from his last school.
The rain came and is still oom~
ing and the corn crop is now as-
sured. However, uo "two-bit''
corn has been planted in this neck
of the woodb.
Cotton is doing nicely sincn the
the lice have been disposed of.
They very nearly killed some oMt.
Quite a number of the people ot
this settlement wnt to Birdsong
neighborhood last Sunday to hear
a Christian minister preach, Rev.
Flores of Milam county.
None of our people have been
watching for airships, and as a
consequence they all have good
No more this woek.
Rubber, cotton ami wiro
bound liotfft, noz/lcs, huso
bibbs, lawn sprinklers and
mowers, garden lioes and
rakes, etc., at
W. T. Wom nut's.
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Rust & Joiner. The Caldwell News-Chronicle (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, June 11, 1897, newspaper, June 11, 1897; Caldwell, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169157/m1/1/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library.