The Canadian Crescent. (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 23, 1888 Page: 4 of 8
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Published every Thursday Morning
FREEMAN. E. MILLER, E0IT0R
Entered at the Post Office at Canadian
Texas, as second class matter.
Terms of Subscription :
One Year, in advance, $1-50.
Six Months, " $1Q0-
Thursday, • * Fjsbrdabt 23, 1888.
There are in Texas more
than 25,000,000 aeras of
superior public lands for
sale to all actual settlers at
from $2-00 to $4-00 anacre
and on forty years' time at
a low rate of interest■
TO THE PUBLIC,
With this issue of the Crescent
the undersigned assumes sole and
exclusive control ot its editorial
and business management. Having
been more or less intimately con-
nected with the publication since
its first inception^ my new relation
will cause no change whatever in its
policy, politics and principles and
its well-known position on all public
questions will continue as before.
Pleadging my best efforts and
energies to tbe public and hoping
for a liberal patronage from all
desiring a gobd paper furnishing
the general and local news, I am
Your Obedient /Servant.
Freeman E. Miller.
The Panhandle Ediio-
THE PANHANELB IM<
The railroads are headed for the
Panhandle and coming with a rush.
Oklohoma and incidental matter
are attracting much attention at
the hands of congressional solons
People of the northern and east-
ern states, the Panhandle salutes
you at the point of progress and
bids you welcome to new homes
within her borders.
A movement is on loot to colo-
nize the negro in the Soulh Ameri-
can States. The scheme will no
doubt put many dollars in the
pockets of foe leaders of the move-
With due respect to the claims
and advantages of other towns in
the Panhandle, we firmly believe
that Canadian is the coming town
and will prove the largest city in all
this section of country.
The railroads are already run-
ning excursions into the state, but
no measures have yet been taken
in a direct way to secure their
benefits. Would it cot be a good
scheme to undertaKe some thing to
obtain full benefit from these
It is high time that some local
work should be done to advertise
Hemphill county in a local way
and make known her natural ad-
vantages to the world. A little
missionary work is needed to
advance this matter and bring it
to a succestful issue.
Hemphill county wants five
thousand more people to find homes
in her borders during the present
year. She welcomes good honest
and thrifty farmers to come and
cultivate her fertile soil. With
x>roper advertising of her natural
advantages, «he will increase * her
population many times in a few
The "Long Horn'' must go, and
give room for improved breeds of
stock. His only excellent virtue
is his uncommon ability to live and
grow fat on wind and rugged
scenery. Free grass has gone
where the woodbine twinetb, and
there is no profit in feeding a Texas
scrub. Improved breeds are crowd-
ing out the old land-marks.
AU Meet at Canadian.
A BIG DAY AND A MCST AUSPIC-
Canadian in Hoiday Attire Offers
The editors of the Panhandle
convened in the coart house at 9;30
yesterday morniag with the follow-
ing mem oers present: H. H. Brook-
es, Panhandle Herald; Yf. E. Ed-
wards, Texas Panhandle; J. W.
Grant4 Panhandle News; 6. R.
Timms, Timms City Tribune; R. Q.
Blakeney, Higgins Courier; R W.
Grierson, Kobcrts County Ranger;
L. V. Harm, Free Pi ess: and F. E.
Miller, Crescent; L. H. Carhart,
firtt editor of the Panhandle region,
was elected an honorary member.
On motion H. H. Brookes was
made temporary chairman and L.
V. Harm, temporary secretary.
On motion the following com-
mittees were appointed: parma-
nent orgatization, Grant, Harm,
and Carhart; ordar of bnsiness,
Miller, Timmb, and Blakenej'; on
ccnstitutioa Grant, Miller, and
Grierson; on resolutions, Edwards,
Timms, and Miller.
A welcome address on behalf of
the citizcns of the town and eounty
was then delivered by F, E. Miller.
A response was given upon a call
from the chair by L. H. Carhart.
The convention waa called to
order by Judge W. B. Picmmons of
1 otter county, who delivered an
eloquent address on making the
chair and stated the odjects of the
A a able welcome address to the
eonvention was delivered by lion.
B. M. Baker.
By request a beautiful response
was offered by E. «. Senter of
Lpon motion the following com*
mitteeswere appointed; on organi-
zation Finch, Griggs by, Spiller.
Arnold, Holland; on delegates and
representatioa, Brooks, Timms,
Merchant, Featherston; on plan of
action, Senter, Nelson, Blakeney,
Baker, and Grierson; on resolutions
Houston, Edwards, Polly, Miller,
F. E., Davidson, Lester, and
McKinney. Adjourned till 2
The committee on credintials re-
ported Carson, Wheeler^ Donley,
Roberts, Hansford, Potter, Ochil-
tree, Lipscomb, Hemphill, and Deaf
¿Smith, counties represented; and
that each county have five votes
regardless o^the number of dele-
The committee on permanent
organization reported as follows:
president. W. B. Plemmons of Pot
ter county; vice president Temple
HousUnJof Wheeler county; secre-
tary O. H. Nelson, of Corson county
treasurer, B. M. Baker, of Hemphill.
\fter some discussion the report
♦ as adopted.
Partial report from committee on
planrf action was heard and adopt-
The report on resolutions provok-
ed a lengthy and heated discussion
but after some minor amendments
were adopted. Adjourned to meet
Thursday at 9 o'clock.
The editorial convention met at
4:30 again and the committees re-
ported- J. W. Grant was made the
permanent chairman, W. E. Edwards
vice president and H. H. Brookes
secretary and. treasurer. The con-
stitution and by laws were adopted
and the report on resolutions was
E. G. Center of Mobeetie was cho-
en as an honorary member.
It was decided to hold the next
meeting at Panhandle city, July 4,
A meeting was also held tater in
the evening in the Sutherland hotel
parlors and much business was done
not of public interest.
A vote of thanxs was extended to
F. E. Miller for his welcome address
and it was requested to be printed.
The Association adjourned.
The Ball last night was a grand af -
fair and well attended.
The triple arch across Main street
was quite an attraction.
The delegates looked well with
their badges showing.
We never do things by halves in
The several conventions were
Our people acquitted themselves
with much credit.
Owing to sickness the Medical
Board did not meet.
The Immigration Convention is in
session yet as we go to press; further
proeedings and resolyes next week.
The committees all did good work
and everything went forward with-
out a jar.
The finance committee found no
trouble in raising the money to meet
the expenses of the occasion.
The decorations were elegant and
complete, and the committee
deserves especial credit for the good
■ Be ;• t . -V_ . ■ ' f T'
Parties who desire to plant Fruit
Trees or any kind of Nursery Stock
will do well to call on me at my
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of the best Nurseries in Kansas and
can save you money. Call at once
so as to get orders in early.
C. H. SHALLER,
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ate points within the limits thereof
O. C. HALL
Attorney at Law,
CtfSce in Free Press Building.
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0 YES, 0 YES,
We are Now Prepared
TO BUY OR SELL
for Yon on Commission.
List Your Lands WIth Me
AND THEY WILL BE PROPERLY ADVERTISFD,
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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/m1/4/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hemphill County Library.