Canadian Free Press. (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 5, Ed. 1 Wednesday, September 21, 1887 Page: 4 of 8
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Contractor & Builder.
Plans, Elevations and Specifica-
tions prepared and furnished for all
kinds of Stone. Brick, Wood 01* Iron
Buildings on short notice, and will
also superintend, furnish material and
labor for the construction and comple-
tion of all kinds of Buildings and Roofs
of Slate, Shingle, Iron or Felt.
Canadian, - Texas.
Canadian, - Texas.
Agents Phil Best's cel-
and the kenowxed
Pure Wines and Liquors. Imported
and Domestic Cigars. We solicit the
patronage of the public.
Geo. B. Berry & Co.
Canadian, Texas, Sept. 12, 1887.
The firm of Smith, Burns & Co., con-
tractors and builders, consisting of J.
A. Smith, J. S. Smith. J. B. Smith and
I). E. Burns and Z. T. Green has this
day b'.en dissolved by mutual con-
sent, I). E. Burns withdrawing from
the firm. All bills due the firm will be
collected by the remaining members of
the above firm, and all indebtedness
will be paid by them. (Signed)
J. A. Smith,
J. S. Smith,
J. B. Smith,
D. E. Burns,
Z. T. Green.
For Bill Heads call
at this office.
Meridian, Tex..Sept. 14.—Through
the vigilance of Bosque county's sher-
iff. J. M. Metcalf. eleven of the thir-
teen men who engaged in the Flatonia
robbery have been located. Two are
now confined in jail here 011 charges of
horse-theft and have given the whole
thing away. Tom Jones spoke freely
to the sheriff, and among other things
the sheriff gave us the following infor-
mation: I have two men in jail. Jones
and his chum Ilenson. who know
about the train robberies in the state.
Jones was in the robberies at Gordon,
Flatonia and McNeill. At Flatonia
Jones got $800. Jn this robbery there
were thirteen men.
It is a fact one of the Hughes broth-
ers was in the robbery at Gordon, but
it is not #fact that Kelly and Brazell
were in the Flatonia robbery. The
leader of the Gordon robbery was the
notorious short man, who went by the
name of Tom Griswell when committ-
ing the stage robberies in the southern
part of the state in 1881. Sheriff Met-
calf thinks the San Antonia officers
who came to consult him in regard to
these robberies committed a great
error in letting it get into print at
present. Tom Jones came into court
yesterday and pleaded guilty to the
theft of two horses, and got ten years
in the penitentiary. Sheriff Metcalf
is manipulatingthe the other man, and
deserves great credit.
Palestine's Oil Pros-
Palestine. Tex., Sept. 14.—From
Engineer B. E. McCulloch, Jr.. it is
learned that the test oil well has reach-
ed a depth of 214 feet. After passing
rock the auger struck thick blue mud,
the last fifteen feet of which contains
slight indications of oil. The directors
have ordered the boring to continue,
the indications being still encouraging.
Colonel R. E. Maddox started to Los
Angeles. California, a few days ago
with a car-load of extra fine mules, the
first that was ever shipped from Texas
destined for the Pacific slope. After
being delayed for several days by wash-
outs in the neighborhood of El Paso,
the poor mules met with a sad fate on
the Southern Pacific. The car con-
taining them was run into by a pas-
senger train and they were all killed
or crippled so badly as to be worthless.
Messrs. Harm & Ludwick have
commenced the publication of a new
paper at Canadian, Hemphill county,
in the Panhandle. It is a new county,
new city and a new paper, but it seems
to have come in on a tide and come
to stay at that.—Waco Examiner.
Always Tell Mother.
There is something that tugs at one's
heart in the last words of the young
woman in Sacramento who shot Pat-
terson and then committed suicide
with morphine. After being long in
a stupor she rallied a moment and said
to the attendant: '"Please don't tell
mother.'' It was the final illumination
of a path that was ending in gloom
and disgrace. Made the victim of
heartless selfishness by the man she
had killed, and going to her final ac-
count tarnished and forlorn, she was,
after all. the victim of not telling
mother. There is no way of estimat-
ing the sorrow and sin and suffering
that would be avoided if the confidence
of children continued through life to
run to their mother. Over the grave
of this girl, dead untimely by her own
hand, 011 which was the blood of
another, might be inscribed the epitaph
•"Died in her youth, heartbroken, dis-
lionered a slayer, self-slain, because
she would not tell mother."—San Fran-
B. K. Herrington & Co. will, in a
few days, move their entire stock of
goods from this to Canadian City,
Texas. This firm has for the past
three years, been one of the leading
institutions of our city, carrying at all
times an extensive stock of goods, and
we but voice the sentiment of the en-
tire population when we say that their
leaving will be a sad blow to our city.
However, we wish them unlimited
success in the swelling of their bank
account in their new field of labor.
A full line of pure and fresh
and all articles kept in a first-class
MAIN ST., CANADIAN, TEXAS.
Dr.* O. A. Macy, Propr.
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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/m1/4/: accessed March 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hemphill County Library.