The Caldwell News-Chronicle (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, July 9, 1897 Page: 1 of 8
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CALDWELL, BURLESON COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JULY «, 18U7.
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, I3y 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 strictl> 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 TWICE BEFORE YOU ACT ONCE," is an
old proverb, but a good one.
"LOOK AROUND BEFORE YOU BUY," would be an
up-to-date application of this proverb, and thát is what I advise you
to do. What my competitors say 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 connty. Make the prices right and the trade
will do the rest,
J. F. COBB.
Do Yob Need Anything
In the Millinery Line ?
Here is a Rare Opportunity
We are Offering all Trimmed Hats in Ladies and Chil-
dren's styles at
Of SI, $2, $3, S4. $5 anil $f> hats which were very cheap at those prices,
being* sold for 50c, SI, $1.50, $2, $2.50 and S3.
Can you afford to miss it?
We will sell you anything in Spring and Summer reasonable Millinery,
such as Untrimmed Hats, Sailors, Flowers, Chiffon and Gauze at greatly re-
duced prices, as we are anxious to close this stock out before going to market.
Remember that all the above goods are fresh, up-to-date stylish milli-
nery. The trimmed goods include some pattern hats that will go at half
J. F. Cobb.
THE IRRIGATION AMENDMENT.
At the Bpecial election on Au-
gust 3, the people of this state will
be called upon to vote upon a con-
stitutional amendment in which
Texas at large, and West Texas es.
pecially is deeply concerned. It
is the jcint resolution passed at
the recent session of the legislature
providing for the organization oi
> iirigation districts and for the
levying and collection of a tax (in
trach districts only) for construction
of reservoirs, dams and canals.
The general public could do
nothing that would benefit Texas
more than the adoption of this
It must be borne in mind that
the amendment only empowers the
legislature to pass laws carrying
irrigation into effect—clearly a
power whioh the legislature should
possess. The scheme is of a local
option character, also, and not a
step can be taken until the resi-
dents of the irrigation districts de-
termine to inaugurate irrigation
plans and tax themselves for the
purpose. While the whole state
must vote upon the amendment,
«nd is deeply interested in the de-
velopment of West Texas, to
whioh the irrigation movement
will be oonfined, yet when the law
is enacted only those to be affected
will have a voice in the imposition
of the taxes necessary—the irriga-
ted sections and lands will bear
their own burdens and by their
own consent only.
The vast majority of the oitizens
of West Texas are anxious to see
this amendment adopted. In-
deed, in the Wichita country and
other parts of our western territory
the peop'o have been kept from
abandoning tbeir homes and going
elsewhere only by the repeated
promise that they would be per.
milted to form irrigation taxing
distriots. At last the legislature
has responded to their cry ard by
almost a unanimous vote in house
and senate. The most magnifi-
cent crops in the world can be
raised out there under an extended
irrigation system. Lands will be-
come quadrupeled in value; tradidtbet the public may feel indiffer-
wftfSfHHnlhe premises and not vote,
with the balance of the Etato
become of great volume; the lum-
ber mills and the hardware slocks
will be called upon for iho mater-
ial for thousands of new buildings
of every description, and the gen-
eral business activity of the state
will be quickened to an enormous
Nebraska and Colorado and Utah
have tried irrigation on tbo same
plan proposed here, and, within
the past year or two, hundreds of
thousands of acres have been made
valuable that formerly were worth-
less. The dread of those fearful
drouths which formerly played
havoc with those states has dis-
appeared. If states with so much
less wealth and population than
Texas can meet and conquer a
great natural obstacle as they have
done up there, oeriainly Texas
oan easily accomplish the same
The water aouroes from whioh
irrigation reservoirs and canals
will be supplied in WeBt Texas
are ample, and the people only
ask the authorisation from the
state to proceed with their own
plans at their own expense to make
that great section of the state, now
virtually a desert, to "blossom as
the rose." It is said that what
little opposition there is in the
west against the amendment comes
from those who already have
adopted private irrigation sohemes
and from some cattle men, who
fear the approaoh of the man with
the hoe—the pioneer of civiliza-
tion and vealth.
On the ird of August, therefore,
all the citizens of east, south, cen-
tral and north Texas, who desire
to see West Texas fully and rap-
idly developed, and the dread of
disastrous drouths removed,should
not fail to vote for this irrigation
amendment. The only danger is
Come, and come for the good of
Yours, E. A. Potts, P. C.
P. 8. We will use the Pente-
costal hymns song book. There
will be some books on the ground
for sale. E. A. P.
or vote against the amendment
through ignorance or misappre-
hension of its terms. Tt is a great
opportunity to accomplish a won-
derful step forward for Texas, and
the progressive intelligence of the
ptate should see that the step is
taken. A consideration of para-
mount weight with the citizens of
the state should be the fact that
the value of our Bchool lands un-
der the proposed irrigation sys-
tems \rould be largely increased
and the incomc therefrom vastly
Wanted,—A good German or
Bohemian girl or young woman
who lives in town of Caldwell, to
cook and wash for a family of six.
References required. Apply to
Rdht & Joiner
Lexington, Texap, July 4, 1807.
—The camp ground committee for
Buffalo campmeeting will meet at
the camp ground July 12th, to
make necessary arrangements for
T. S. Dououss, Chairman.
A. F. GRABOW.
In another column will be found
a neat attractive advertisement for
the above named gt ntleman.
Mr. Grabow says he is aware of
the fact that other msrohants in
town keep hardware, groceries,
etc., but his is for sale—not to keep
and he wants the people to know
it. Not only that, but Mr. Grabow
has repeatedly expressed himself
as being in favor of having a good
paper in Caldwell, and as ho
knows that a newspaper cannot
be run on the strength of what
people eay they are going to do,
be has concluded to give his share
of the patronage—not overlooking
in the mean time the benefits of
For a good, honest made farm
wag n go to
Jenkins <ft Jenkins,
Is the weather too hot for you?
If you don't like it go to Morgan
the grocer and get any kind of a
cold dtink you wan* at 5o.
The Buffalo campmeeting will
begin July 16th. We hope all
who are interested in it will take
notice, and be ready to camp so
that we can have the first service
Friday at 11 o'clock on the 16th.
We will have Rev. Dr. T. G. Whit-
ten, pastor of M. E. church south
at Midlothian, Texas, with us, be-
sides a number of the neighboring
preachers. We want to have an
"old fashioned" Methodist meet-
In securing the servioes of Dr.
Whitten we know we get the stamp
of Methodism. He having been
presiding elder in three states,
Tennessee, Arkansas and Missouri,
he is not an evangelist but an "up-
to date'' pastor.
Jannett's New York Store,
It Pays to Treat People Right.
No better object lesson could be offered to back up
the above assertion than this business. Treating people
right has been the key-note of our success. We shall
keep right on trying to do more than any other concern
in this locality to deserve the patronage of the public.
This tneans not only quoting lowest prices on high
grade merchandise, but also a constant aim and effort to
be better storekeepers in every sense of the word, and
fully deserving of the handsome support which we are
receiving in greater measure daily. If you are not al-
ready a customer of this store, perhaps our prices will
induce you to become a customer with us forever. Here
we name a few of our prices. Ladies' Vests, 5c. a piece,
Haby Shoes 25c. a pair; a boy's good suit at $1; Six
glass tumblers, 25c.; (icnts' Zylonite Collars, 10c. a
pair; (ient's bleached drawers at 20c. and 25c. a pair;
the best hollow ground and I. X. L. razors at $1.75 and
$2.50; ladies good black hose 5c. and up. This space
don't allow us to tell you much of our low prices. We
have a full stock of everything. It will be better for
you to come and examine our stock and prices before
you buy elsewhere. Don't forge^ the place, it is the
...JANNETT'S NEW YORK STORE...
The only spot cash one
and a hundred miles around.
price store in Caldwell,
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Rust & Joiner. The Caldwell News-Chronicle (Caldwell, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, July 9, 1897, newspaper, July 9, 1897; Caldwell, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth169161/m1/1/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library.