The Canadian Crescent. (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 23, 1888 Page: 1 of 8
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CANADIAN, TEXAS, THURSDAY; FEB* 23, 1888.
L. E. Fixch, President ¿Henry Hamburg, Vice-Pres . F. s. Lord, Oshier
THE TRADERS BANK,
CAPITAL STOCK, - - - - 850,000.
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TRANSACT A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
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COLLECTIONS PROMPTLY MADE AND REMITTED.
The Only Bank doing an exclusive banking business in the Panhandle.
/ The interests of customers are close; * guarded, and every facility compatable with
i principles of souii : banking freely extended.
Correspondent : National Park ]■ ink of New York, National Bank of Kansas
4- City, Mo., Merchants' and Planters' Rational Bank, Sherman, Texas.
HENRY HAMBURG, JUDGE FRANK WILLIS, ROBERT MOODY,
L. E. FINCH, O. II. NELSON, ERED S. LORD.
GERLACH BROS. & CO.
GROCERIES, DRY GOODS
O rain and Flour,
BOOTS, SHOES AND EATS,
We handle Flour and Grain by Car Load lots
and are prepared to give yon
BEFORE BUYING Elsswbre Call & GET PRICES
Wo Country Town can Duplicate our pi ice'
CANADIAN, - - TEXAS
F. B. MoKERCM
HOOVER & McKERCHER,
( dealers in )
D00BS, SASH, GLASS AND COAL.
Largest Stock and Bast Grades ic the Panhandle.
F. E. MILLER,
Will Practice in all the Courts of the State. Taxes
vaid tor Non-Residents. Titles Investigated-
7 collections Promptly Made-
FECIAL ATTENTION TO LAND AND CRIMINAL. LAW.
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Office in Crescent Building. CANADIAN* TEX
S. L STRAUGHAN,
Attorney at Law.
County Surveyor and Gen'l Real Estate Agent
\Hatrarts ftu-nished Titles Investigated and Perfected. Settlers.Located on School
Abstracts nmUsüwK i ^ BoU},ht ,nd Sold on Commission.
Maps and Lands
I am prepared to furnish on short
notice BLUE PRINT COPIES of the
Land Office Maps
the Panhandle counties, at One Dol-
r copv for each county I control
. lnr<ye nuahtltv of hinds in most of the
panhandle counties and will be pleased
fiirotoh lists of them to purchasers.
• J S. DAUGHERTY, Dallas, Tp«
We have a lot of old papers at
this office which make the best sort
of wrapping paper, at 5 cents a doz.
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[ocal fijara graphs.
Local Items Calculated to Amuse,
Instruct and Entertain our
LAND CERTIFICATES WANI ED. !
Parlies holding Texas land cer-
tificates that are not cut of date can
dispose of same by addressing
"No. One/' pare Crescent
The commissioner's court was in
session all of last week.
Clark Smith still continues about
the same. He is very sick.
Use Crown Patent Flout there
is no better made: B. K. II erring ton
J. H. Hopkins, county elerk, finish-
ed sinking a well at his residence
Try our Crown Patent Flour,
B, K. Herrington & Co., Canadian
F. T, Loftin departed £or his
old home in Frankfort^ ladiana,
last Monday morning.
Shaller beats them all fct Bock
Bottom Prices on Dry Goods^Clotit*
ing and Boots and Shoes.
One of the former editors of this
paper has chosen to accept another
position and went north Monday.
Our former townsman D. E.
Burns, has been appointed Justice
of the Peace for Roberts county. A
For sale:—A good span of mules9
wagon and harness. For informa-
tion apply to II. C. Ritchie or
The store-room of Oakes A Flem
ing at Mobeetie, it is reported, was
destroyed by ñre last Friday flight.
Loss, about $1.700.
The fine rain last Saturday morn-
ing will help mttch to loosen up the
ground and pp t it in good shape for
the spring plowing.
S. T. Terrel has started a first-
class bakery at the old paint shop
across the railroad from the depot
where he bakes the best bread.
Postmaster Locke returned from
his southern trip last Saturaay
morning looking improved although
he reports a rough journey.
W. H. Featherston disposed of his
¿rrain and feed store last Thursday
to J, W. Reynolds, who will
continue business at the old
Hon. L. E. Finch returned to this
place from Burlingame. Kansas, on
Thursday morning last, and reports
everybody up there interested in the
Frank Weed, deputr surveyor of
the Wheeler district, came by here
on his way to Mobeetie Thursday.
He has a fine farm dn Wolfe creek
in Ochiltree county and intends to
"granger'' some this season.
W. P. Sebastian, of Cisco who
has charge as deputy revenue col-
lector of the fourth Texas revenue
district, was in town Monday on
business for Uncle 5am and paid us
a pleasant call.
From a reliable source it is
learned that W. F. Smith will
return to this place about Match 1,
and go into the hardware business
aoain with a line of Queensware
By an oversight last week we
neglected to mention that Rev. W.
A. Cooper, of Mobeetie, preached
here to a large congragation Sunda}
Feb. 19. morning and evening. Hi
is a speaker of thought direct
effectiveness and s'mplicity of style
young but enthusiastic in his noble
work. He will continuo to holu
services here the second Sunday in
Yesterday was a gala day for our
Take your Game and and Furs to
W. H. Featherston.
Canadian may well be called the
The new road overseers have
begun their labors.
W. H. Feathersaon visited at th©
Springer ranch over Sunday.
We are to have a slock of farming
implements on hand very soon.
The new safe ordered by the coun-
ty arrived last week. It is a daisy
of its kind'
Our Gold Medal Flour can't be
beaten at the price; try it. B. K-
Herrington <fc Co.
T. T. McGee, cur popular sheriff
returned home from a business trip
to Kansas City last Thursday morn-
For a good shave and hair cut go
lo the Tonsorial Rooms of J. P Yae-
ger, Second St., back ot Van Horn.
When you want good Flour try
Crown Patent, Frent Rank or Gold
Medal. All kept by B# K. Herring-
ton <fc Co., Canadian Texas.
Rev. W. H. Harris, we are asked
to announee, will filll his appoint-
ment here the first Sunday in the
next month and each first Sunday
We print this week i00 extra
copies of the Crescent beyond our
regular list. We present our re ad-
ers with much valuable information
concerning the Panhandle, Hemp-
hill county and Canadian, which
in connection with the bridge
matter and the Panhandle Press
and Immigration conventions
makes a model number. It will
prove quite a good thing to send
abroad. Extra copies. ready
wrapped for mailing, ean be obtain-
ed at this office.
A movement has been started to
hold political conventions in the
Panhandle this year. We believe
that such a result should be put oft
as long as possible. Political
conventions never fail to introduce
the worst features of petty strife
and word bummerism into c
country. In a free for all "scrub
race" we believe that the best
men are usually chosen since it i-
then a question of men alone *hih
in cases where nominatinos art
made it is a question of party only
in utter disregard of the man foi
whom the elector casts his suffrage.
Political conventions may well be
spared in the Panhandle countn
far many years yet to come.
Literary Society. .
The programme of this society
last Saturday night was full ot
unusual interest. A temporary
stage had been constructed in the
court house with wings and a droj
curtain and this lent a new featun
to the proceedings. Much credit if
due Dr. Longley for his labors it
The programme was as follows
••Hear dem Bells," by the coloreo
quartette; Beading, "the Polisl
Boy," Mrs. Straugham; "Indue
tive JPhilosoply," Aunt Chloe:
Readirg, "An old Maid's prayer/
Miss Nettie Green; Reading, Mis:
Lillie Vennoy; 'The Quiet Family,'
a force by eight characters*
The latter was very creditable ti
all concerne^ in its production
WHAT OUR NEW BRIDGE COSTS
FOR BUILDIING. -
TO BE DONE IN THREE SHORT
Last Saturday afternoon the com*
missioners court of Hemphill
county, after making the necessary
preliminary orders, received bids
for the construction of the long
contemplated bridge acres the
Canadian river at this place. Four
bids were submitted in various
sums by men at home and from
abroad, all the bids being quite
close together in amounts, but it
was considered that Mr. John
Newell, agent for the Wrought Iron
Bridge company, of Canton, Ohio,
for $9,000 to be paid in county
warrants drawing eight per cent
interest from September 1, 1888,
was the best and the lowest bid,
and the contract was awarded to
It is to be constructed within 90
days and ready for use. Contractors
are to give approved bond or
security for faithful performance of
the contract, and work will begin
as soon as the material can be
placed on the ground.
The bridge will be placed across
the river almost directly north of
the town. It will be 1200 feet in
length and consist of 29 40-foot
and 2 20-foot spans placed upon
four piles driven down a distance
of not less than eighteen feet and
more if possible.
The floor will be seven feet above
low water mark. It is estimated
that the bridge will prove a very
strong and secure structure as the
specifications call for the best of
material in all its parts.
It will be finished with two coats
It is thought that the bridge
will be ready lor use much sooner
than the expiration of the 90 days
limit and that wagons and teams
can cross it by the first of May.
Hemphill county is alive and awake
and Canadian extends a hearty
welcome to her northern neighbors
to come and trade with her. This
bridge makes our town the center
>>f business and thedireet point for
¿ravel north or south.
M. W. Hayes, who has been ab-
sent on an extended trip to the East
returned home last Thursday morn-
List of Advertised Letters in the
Canadian Post Office, Feb. 1, 1888.
Brooks, H. T.
Collins, B. E.
Doughty, V. S.
Dass, George G,
Guthray, W. H. 2
Galliher, James W.
Henderson, A. W,
Jaekson, Joe D.
Morris, W. T.
McDonald, Lee E.
Moreland, A. E.
Perry, Otto C.
Spencer, Geo. B.
Van, Mrs. Eliza.
Wilson, Frank D.
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Miller, Freeman E. The Canadian Crescent. (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 23, 1888, newspaper, February 23, 1888; Canadian, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth183549/m1/1/: accessed March 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hemphill County Library.