The Canadian Crescent. (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 5, 1888 Page: 1 of 8
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canadian, texas, thursday. april 5, 1888.
R. D. MCKNIGHT.
—- DEALER IN
HARDWARE, STOVES and TINWARE.
C TIT LEU Y, G UNS, AMM UNIT1 ON, BARBED
MIRE, WAGONS, PLOWS. IMPLEMENTS,
PUMPS, WIN DO W GLASS, GASOLINE:
WALL PAPER, CARPETS, WINDOW SHADES.
All Over the Panhandle.
FACTS AND FIGURES GLEANED
FROM OUR EXCHANGES.
lamps, clocks, oils and
GENEBAL HCUSI FURNISHING GOODS-
ALSO A FULL LINE OF COFFINS AND CASKETS.
LARGEST STOCK IN THE PANHANDLE!
CANADIAN, i . . < TEXAS.
GERLACH BROS. & CO.
A new hotel has been completed
recently at Miami.
Mangum will soon toot a brass
band so it is whispered.
A farmer's alliance association is
in prospect in Wheeler county.
Twelve houses are now completed
in Cresswell, Ochiltree county.
County candidates are beginning
to get ripe in Lipscomb county.
Lipscomb county sold lands for
delinquent taxes Tuesday last.
The Panhandle Stock Association
will meet at Mobeetie tomorrow.
A company of Oklahoma boomers
are investigating the Panhandle.
A new paper will be issued at
Farwell in Hansford county soon.
A Mr. Graves has planted three
acres of tomatoes near Tifems City.
Greer county has lospNhly one
per cent of cattle on the ranges this
A tri weekly mail line will soon be
started irom Lipscomb unto TLmms
Timm8 City adjourned her liter-
ary society until fail last Saturday
Higgins had a dose of hysterics
last week over the arrival of a few
The Santa Fe track hat been laid
as far as one mile and a half west of
A new minister has been selected
by the Presbyterian church for the
charge at Mobeetie.
The laying of track on the Wash
burn tap road is expected tobe
completed this week.
A mail and passenger line will
soon be opened from Timms City to
A petition has been sent in for
a mail route from Hartley, Hartley
county, to Hansford.
A depot is now being erected for
the use of Tascosa on the Fort
Worth & Denver road.
About 20 families have recently
rrt, ^ , T3 * t • 7-^7 7- 7 „ •, „ •, r>~ i ii located in the western part of Lips
The Only Bank doing an exclusiva banking business in tne Panhandle. 1 L
'' ' . , ill * ii -n comb county on new claims.
The interests of customers are closely guarded, and every facility computable with ¡ J
principles of sound banking freely extended. Xhe stock-holders of the Paniian-
1 Corrkspovdknts : National Park Bank of. New York, National Bank of Kansas
City, Mo., Merchants' and Planters' National Bank, Sherman. Texas.
HEXRY HAMBURG. JUDGE FRANK WILLIS, ROBERT MOODY.
L. E. FIXCII, O. II. NELSON, FRED S. LORD.
GROCERIES, DRY GOODS
Grain and Floitb,
BOOTS, SHOES AND HATS,
We handle Flour and Grain by Gar Load lots
and «are prepared to give yon
Low Fiar ir e3.
BEFORE BUYING} Elsewhere Call & SET PRICES
'No Country Town can Duplicate our p/ ice'
CANADIAN, - - - TEXAS.
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L- E. Finch, President
J. W REYNOLDS,
:Wholesale and Retail Dealer in:——
FEED STUFFS, GRAINS ÜND SEEDS,
GENEKAT- DEALER IN-r-
implements, wagons, harrows
rakes and plows.
BUGGIES, SPRING WAGONS.
GENERAL, AGENT FOR THE
BUCKEYE MOWING MACHINES.
WILL DUPLICATE ANY PRICE IN THE PAN-
HANDLE. WRITE FOR CASH PRICES•
««-PAYS HIGHEST CASH PRICKS FOR HIDES AND FURS.
Henry Hamburg, Yicc-Pres F. S. Lord, Cashier
rOF CANADIAN. TEXAS.
TRANSACT A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
COLLECTIONS PROMPTLY MADE AND REMITTED.
F. B. McKEBCIIFR
HOOVER & McKERCHER,
( DEALERS ix )
BOOKS, SASH, GLASS AND COAL.
"Largest Stoek and Best Grades in the Panhandle.
canadian. : : ' : texas.
F. E. MILLER,
MM Practice in all the Courts of the state. Taxes
void Tor Non-Residents. Titles investigated-
Collections Promptly Made-
SPECIAL ATTENTION TO LAND AND CRIMINAL,-LAW
Office is Crescent Building. CANADIAN, TEX.
die railroad will meet at Washburn
next Tuesday to issue bonds on the
Lands advertised for delinquent
taxes were disposed of Tuesday at
Mobeetie for Wheeler and attached
An assay of quartz taken from
near Quartz City, Greer county, i¿
said to priduce 20 ounces of silver
to the ton.
The stoim last week t destroyed
two residences in Carson county and
shook buildings up considerably at
The people of Timms City and
vicinity have petitioned Presideni
Cleveland to assist in protecting
their cattle from Texas fever.
Charles Moore, alias Timberline,
was arrested at Miami last week
and bound over in the sum o
f1.000 on a charge of horse steal-
An immigration meeting was
recently held at Mangum and Greer
county expressed a wish to belong
to the Texas immigration Associa-
Nearly every newspaper published
in the Panhandle has a plan or
scheme for the settlement of the
country. All of them are good, and
would if carried «ut, help greatly to
induce immigiation. But we think,
that the best plan has not yet been
advanced. It is our sincere belief,
that if instead of farmers having to
protect their crops from stock, by
the erection ef fences, and if a man
could come here and at once culti-
vate the soil and raise crops with-
out haying to spend hundreds of
dollars to protect the labor of his
hands from being destroyed, that
the plains would be settled within
the next two years. There is little
or no timber to fence with, in f ¿ct,
not one tenth enoagh to make sec-
tion fence posts in the entire Pan-
handle, so far as we know. And
when a farmer has to buy wire and
posts, and pay cash for the same,
he will generally choose a section
of country where he can make crops
at less cost. The No Fence law of
Kansas and California has done
more to settle up those states than
all other agencies combined, and
the Panhandle woul d m one years
time be covered with thriit^ farmer^
if a similar law was ;n force. We
hope that the next Legislature will
enact a law favorable to tht farmer,
and compel the cattle corporations
to herd their cattle or fence them in.
In this state it is the poor man who
needs protection and not the rich.
And when a farmer is allowed tc
follow his legitimate calling with
out wasting twenty five per cent oí
his labor yearly on tences, a bright-
er dajr will dawn for Texas.
We will suppose that, two men;
start out with a capital of $2,000
each after purchasing their sections.
The one who invests in cattle has
only to let them run loose and round
them up to brand the increase. The
whole of his capital is continually
growing. On the other hand the
man who farms has to erect a fence
ata cost of $1,000 to prevent his
crops from being destroyed. This
Is dead capital and to keep it iu
repair with interest on the money
he must add twenty-five per cent
annually and pay taxes on it be-
sides. Again he breaks up the
land at a cost of three dollars pei
acre and pay taxes on the enhanced
value of the farm. The farmer's
land is taxed at about four or five
dollars per acre while the stock-
nan's is taxed at one. Let ns havi
a law which will protect the growing
crops, a law to protect labor. Capita)
is able to protect itself. Let ut
hear from the Panhandle press ox
chis subject for we believe that i
No Fence law would do more to set-
tle up the Panhandle than all thi
Immigration Societies in the State
I ALEXANDER I CO
—W liolesale and Retail Dealers in—
LARGE STOCK ALWAYS
CANADIAN, — TEXAS.
Contractor and Builder,
Plans, Elevations and Specification
prepared and furnished for all kinds df
Stone, Brick, Wood or Iron Buildings on
short notice, and will also superintend«
furnish material and labor for the con-
struction and completion of all kinds oi
Buildings and Roofs of Slate, Shingl%
Iron or Felt.
CANADIAN, - • TEX.
NEW MEAT MARKET
For the best and freshest J
go to Mooody's new meat market.
Choice Beef and Pork always
on hand. Near Suther-
land Hotel, Main St.
Canadian, - Texas
S. M. COMBS,
GENERAL LAND AND
Applications made for
Conveyances furnished free to all
wishing to look at our lands.
C. W* STUMP.;
Justicej of the Peace
AXD NOTARY PUÉLIO.
^Caveats and trabe marks obtained and
*7l patent business conducted for moder-
uuroftlicc is opposite U.S. Patent Of-
tice. We have no sub-agencies; all busi-
ness direct: hence, can transact patent bus-
iness in less time and at less cost than those
remote from Washington.
Send model, drawing, or photo, with a
description. We advise if paténtable or
not tree of charge. Our fee not due until
patent is secured.
A book. "How to obtain patent#," with
references to actual clients in your stats,
county or town sent free. Address
C. A.SNO *
Opposite Patent Office, Washington I>. O
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Miller, Freeman E. The Canadian Crescent. (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 5, 1888, newspaper, April 5, 1888; Canadian, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth183555/m1/1/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hemphill County Library.