Canadian Free Press. (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 5, Ed. 1 Wednesday, September 21, 1887 Page: 1 of 8
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CANADIAN, HEMPHILL CO., TEXAS, SEPT. 21. 10.5.
Rejoice and be Merry,
the Building Boom
is Upon Us.
Canadian, the Giant,
Still Continues to
Many Handsome New
Buildings in Course
Among Them Being
the Elegant New De-
pot 80x24 Feet,
with 300 Feet of
Five Thousand Head
of Cattle Shipped
From This Point
During the Past
The Tide Has Set in
for Canadian, the
Metropolis of the
CANNOT BE CHECKED
Since our last issue there lias been a
number of new buildings commenced.
The Santa Fe Railroad Company set a
large force of men at work Friday last
on their depot at this point. It is to
be a very fine one—one much larger
than some cities larger than Cana-
One of the prominent railroad men
stated, on being asked why such a
large depot was be erected, "that the
company foresaw that Canadian would
be the great shipping and distributing
city of the Panhandle, and that it
would be much better to erect a large,
commodious one now, as it would only
be a question of a short time." The
depot is situated at the foot of Main
street. It is to be eighty feet long by
twenty-four feet in width and to have
three hundred feet of platform, extend-
ing from Main, the entire block, to
Purcell avenue. It is to be finished
in modern style. In addition to this
the stock yards are to be enlarged.
Joseph Ileinia has commenced the
erection of a twenty-four by fifty foot
building on Second street.
Clarkson & Dowden will soon have
their Bungalow hotel running in full
As mentioned in our last issue, Cap-
tain Almond, of Kingman, Kansas,
would build—the foundation for two
buildings have been laid on Main st.
and work will be commenced immedi-
ately. The Preston building, on Main
street, is nearly ready for occupancy.
l)r. E. Longley, of Burlingame, Ks.,
has laid the foundation for a store on
Main street, to be used as a drug store.
B. K. Ilerrington, of Hazelton, are.
putting the roof on their 20x50 store
building on Main street.
The Ramey house, on Third street,
is also nearing completion. Messrs.
Smith & Co. are waiting for lumber so
as to go ahead with the $3,000 tempo-
rary county buildings.
The Sutherland house, under the
supervision of E. W. Blair, is nearing
completion, and Mr. Sutherland in-
forms us that he is going to build an
Taken altogether, Canadian presents
a very lively appearance, with numer-
ous carpenters at work, the many cat-
tle men in town, and the long wagon
trains, both government and private,
waiting to be loaded, for Canadian
now supplies all the Southern and
During the past week nearly five
thousand head of cattle have been
shipped from this point, and several
herds near the city waiting for stock
cars. All the large stock commission
houses have their representatives here,
and all agree that Canadian is to be
the future great shipping point.
Said one gentleman who represents
one of the largest commission houses
in the country, and who has been at
the business for years: I tell you that
Canadian is the finest shipping j oiiit
I ever saw. I have been to every ship-
ping point in the Southwest, but I am
free to admit that Canadian is the
prize of them all. The Canadian river
running quite near the yards, and fine
feeding grounds over the- surrounding
country, the fact that cattle cán be
loaded within an hour or so after being
well fed and watered, is a bonanza for
Canadian and something the cattlemen
It is almost a certainty that James
G. Blaine will be nominated, should he
desire the nomination.
The premises are that President
Cleveland will be renominated without
opposition, and be stronger in 1888
than in 18S4. which enhances his re-
Volume 1. No. 9. of the Panhandle
Herald, published at Panhandle City,
Texas, came in this week among a
number of new exchanges. It is a
"dandy'" for a new town, and abounds
in news of that section. Long may it
live and prosper.
Canadian is getting up a great repu-
tation all over the country, as is at-
tested by the numerous letters of in-
quiry we receive daily. The way the
city has been advertised is by the citi-
zens and ourselves sending copies of
the Free Press to their friends. It
never injures a town by sending copies
of its home paper around through the
country. In four issues the manage-
ment of the Free Press have dis-
tributed 2800 free as a donation to
advertising the city.
The Supreme Court of Illinois have
decided by a unanimous opinion that
the verdict in the Anarchist cases
shall not l>e changed, and that the
seven must hang. An appeal will lie
made to Executive clemency. It is a
strange fact, but true nevertheless,
that- in Chicago they are gaining sym-
pathy, and some of the papers who
were so bitter are now sliding down
some, but that the outside public are
crying that the sentence must be car-
ried out. Their committee have re-
tained Gen. lien Butlei* as associate
counsel to General Block.
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Harm & Ludwick. Canadian Free Press. (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 5, Ed. 1 Wednesday, September 21, 1887, newspaper, September 21, 1887; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth183617/m1/1/: accessed April 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hemphill County Library.