Canadian Free Press. (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 20, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 4, 1888 Page: 1 of 4
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Canadian, Hemphill County, Texas, Wednesday, January 4, 1888.
Local and Personal
Try Crown Patent Flour.
II. J. Nesper is in the city.
Try Gold Medal Flour.
Billy Wilson is down from Miami.
Mr. Fay reports a fine hotel trade.
Samuel Monohan'is on the sick-list.
Try Front Rank Flour.
Collier Williams of Iliggins is in the
Cloaks and blanketsJat^Shaller's" at
W. P. Ilardwick arrived in the city
_ . „ __ «r • . store, as I have an interest in one of
Panhandle Newspaper L mon or As- ' . .
r * tho líxít nnrQPVioc in Koncua qtih
Frank Charlton, book keeper for the
town lot company of Panhandle, is in
Frank was one of the first to arrive
in the city, from Burlingame, Kas.
B. K. Herrington & Co. are agents
for the celebrated Hazelton Roller
stills Flour. They will sell you a bet-
ter grade far. cheaper than you have
ever bought before. Give them a call.
Robert Cannon, Buffalo N. Y., C. B.
Rhodes, Denver Col., and Mose Hays,
all members of the Springer Ranch Co.
called yesterday. They were looking
over their interests in this section, and
seemed well pleased.
Parties who desire to plant fruit
trees will do well to call on me at my
New Year's Day passed off very
Commissioner Pollard was in the
city this week.
Red comforts at R>st price at the
Mr. F. S. Lord is now domiciled in
his new residence.
The best shooting shot guns for rent
by Culver & Smith.
The Free Press is the place to get
your Fine Job'Work.
Colonel George B. andJMajor James
Berry are out of the city.
Do not fail to try Tex's fresh oys-
ters. Open day and night.
Men and boy's overcoats at actual
cost at the California Store.
Reek liottom prices on dry goods,
boots and shoes at Shaller's.
Ladies, for a nice dress, cheap, see
that new cashmere at^Shaller's.
Bargains in heating and cooking
stoves at Culver & Smith's.
Mr. and Mrs. and MisslLillie Ramey
came down from Iliggins this week.
Tex, the restaurant man, never
closes. Fresh oysters always on hand.
If you want good Flour use Crown
Patent.^Sold by B. K. Ilerrington
Revs' Turner and¡Harris are holding
regular meetings at the Church on the
Uncle Frank Clampitt came over
from Mobeetie Sunday to visit the
Mr. and Mrs. Sutlierland^entertain-
ed a number of guests New Years at a
F. W. Bond, Chief Engineer, in
charge of the Frisco surveyors was in
the city yesterday.
Fort Worth Daily Gazette and Free
Pre* s*for..one¡*year,*$10. the price of
Builders' hardware, heating and
cooking stoves. Culver & Smith, Ca-
nadian and Kiowa.
For your lunches and meals go to
the Vienna Cafe, Second street, in the
Town Co.*s building.
Meals at all hours at Tex's oyster
house. All kinds of rgame. When
you are hungry give him a call.
□ For a good shave and hair cut go to
the Tonsorial Rooms of J. P. Yaeger,
Second st., back ,>f Van Horn's.
You can buy the best ammunition
at Culver & Smith's hardware store.
No extra charge for loading shells.
Hank Siders has accepted the po-
sition as^superin ten dent of the Ceder
Valley Land and Cattle Company.
The Red Front Store carry the best
and cheapest line of Groceries in the
Panhanhandle. B.K.Herrington & Co.
Mr. Lewis, of the Washita, was in
town on_Saturday and made a good
address to the Literary Society on that
"B." Hopkins, of Horseshoe fame,
was a visitor at our office Saturday.
Come again, B, we are always glad to
When you are hungry go to James
Walsh's Bakery Restaurant, where
you will receive every delicacy of the
Everything in theCclothing and dry
goods line at ALMOST your own fig-
ures for the next 30 days at the Cali-
Have 900 acres of land, $1 perTacre,
fine tract, living springs, six miles
from town. See me immediately. AV.
S. Decker. .
Mrs. Matt Locke came over from
Jlobeetie Sunday. Matt has built a
cozy cottage and will no longer "chew
at the Bakery."
Do not fail to make yonr applica-
tions for Hemphill county lands
through J. II. Hopkins, County Clerk,
We noticed on our streets the past
week "Uncle Billy Lard," of Roberts
county. He was very busy loading his
wagons with supplies.
Mr. J. D. Ilobert was in town Satur-
day. He is agent for the sale of Wm.
Walter Phelps' lands in the Panhan-
dle. He is a very agreeable gentle-
Go to the Vienna Cafe for fresh
oysters, celery and all dainties
led by a first-class restaurant. On
street, in the Town Co.'s new
heavy clothing and dry goods at
UAL COST. This is no catch-
r advertisement. We meau ex-
what we say. Come and see for
f at the California Store.
the best nurseries in Kansas, and can
save you money. Call at once, so to get
orders early. C. II. Shaller.
The Free Press is in receipt of the
New Carlisle (O.) Sun, which contains
a long letter from Canadian, written
by Rev. Henry Frantz, of the Dun-
kards,who was here in December. The
correspondent tells in glowing terms
of the many prospects of Canadian.
The Russian Censor waseleri enough
to have discovered the article in the
November Century, on "The last ap-
peal of The Russian Liberals"
And to have cut the abnoxious four-
teen pages out of every copy sent into
Russia, beforb it was delivered to sub-
Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Longley gave a
card party after the^Literary Society's
meeting to watch the old year out and
ring in the new. An exceedingly
pleasant time was passed, refreshments
being served at 12 p. m., after which
the party retired, all feeling that they
had commenced 1888 in an enjoyable
Mr. Robert Noll, Inspector of cattle
at this point, returned a few days ago
from Lathrop Mo. where he had been
visiting his cousin H. J. Pawley, a
very prominent gentleman.
A "pound party" was given in his
honor. Uncle Bob says the girls are
just immensely pretty and that some of
them want to invest in Texas land.
Speaking of "Butter", who cares for
"Butter," when there is a fine "Iland
fed" Turkey in sight.
Friday a turkey ¿was sent to this
office with the compliments of Mrs. J.
II. Hopkins. All was confusion at
once, as this is a rare occurence.
The "turkey and tixens" were spread
to Messrs B. Hopkins, Capt. Hall, Col.
Decker and ourselves, on New Years
Many thanks. Come again.
Governor Ross has been insulted by
tool and imbecile Governor Taylor of
Tennessee. Taylor refused the requisi-
tion papers made by our~governor, for
a cold blooded murderer named Carrick
who lives in Nashville and is a relative
of the Chairman of the Executive
committee, Democratic party and of
Carrick is married to a daughter of
the Mayor of Nashville.
Let this great state brand Tennessee
as a stronghold for outlaws and mur-
derers. They can find refuge in Tenn.
but not in Texas.
There is a rope waiting for Carrick,
and Governor Taylor should be cen-
sured for retarding the wheels of
The Literary and Musical Society of
this city gave a very interesting pro-
gramme, last Saturday, there were
several pieces of music rendered by the
chcire. The Longly Bros., gave a
Duett, Miss Gerlach^a Recitation in a
very creditable manner.
Mr. George C. Hall told what he
knew about a logging camp.
Speeches were made by Mr. Lewis,
non. L. E. Finch and Henry Hamburg.
The subject of coal for the society,
was bothering our reporter and he •'shot
his mouth off," in a timid way, and
was promptly sat down on by "De
pres'dent ob de^meeting" in a highly
O. R. promises however_to not dis-
turb the equilibrium of the ^society
The Free P*ess is in receipt of a
letter from one of the most heavily in-
terested and prominent men of north-
ern Texas, in "which he says: "I am
glad the whole controversy between
the settlers and the Rocking Chair
Company have been so satisfactorily
settled, and I am sure the Free
I'kess will always work iu harmony
for the general good of settlers and
ranchmen. Please send me your
Coming as tliis does from an unex-
pected quarter, we feel proud of it.
knowing that the stand taken by this
paper was and is just and equitable to
Look at These Prices.
Nine cans best corn and eight cans
best tomatoes for one dollar.
Twenty-four bars best soap for one
Lard, eight and one-tliird cents a
Choice sugar cured hams 12* cents.
A choice tea for 30 cents a pound.
I have a large stock of GROCERIES,
qu EENSWARE, HARDWARE.
STOVES, TINWARE and FURNI-
TURE, and will not be undersold by
any man on earth. Respectfully,
R. D. McKnight,
the leader of low prices. Let those
follow who can.
With Hon. B. If. Baker
Mr. B. M. Baker delegate for Hemp-
hill county to State Immigration Con-
vention at Dallas, returned liome yes-
terday. The Ffee Press Reporter
met Mr. Baker and the following ques-
tions were propounded and answered.
Rep. ' What did you tell the people
you met about the Panhandle ?
Mr. B. I told them it was a splendid
country, suitable for stock farming es-
pecially, and largely agricultural.
Rep. What did you say about rain
Mr. B. That it was always ample
for any sort of small grain, and that
a majority of the country suited small
Rep. Why is it not all adopted to
the raising of small grain ?
Mr. B. It may be so. There is no
reason to doubt it except that all of it
has not been thoroughly tested, and it
has not yet been found that wells can
be successfully sunk on the plains.
My own opinion is that water can be
secured anywhere at an average depth
of 150 feet on the plains and off tfi^m
at an average depth of 25 feet.
Rep. Do you believe that the present
lease law retards the settlement of the
Mr. B. I do not. The papers and
men who tell the out side world that
the settler cannot go into a pasture and
secure and maintain his legal rights,
have done much and are continuing to
do much to retard the settlement of
our country. The setler is not intimi-
dated—He is the most independent
man in the country. But the stranger
who wants to come and settle may hesi-
tate to do so when he is informed that
he would be at the mercy of the Cattle
King lessee. It seems a strange method
to settle a country by telling settlers
that their rights will not be respected.
Rep. What did the great convention
Mr. B, It appointed a State Execu-
tive Committee, composed of one mem-
ber from each senatorial district to se-
cure cheap transportation, arrange for
countv organizations, collect money,
send out ^literature &c., Hon. W. B.
Plemmons of Potter county is our
committee man. The convention raised
$100 from the deligates to the conven-
tion, and we may expect to hear from
Judge Plemmons soon.
Rep. What said the railroads?
Mr. B. They said that they were
with us heart and soul and they had a
special committee to meet our com-
mittee at dallas on Dec. 20, but I am
not informed of the result further than
to say that the meeting was satis-
factory and that a general plan was
Rep. What in your opinion must
Mr. ií. Join the movement heartily
and exert every effort to place our sec-
tion in its best light before the world
through the state executive committee.
We will know how to do this when we
hen r from Judge Plemmons and when
we begin let us do so with a will.
Rep. . Did you say anything about
Mr. 15. How could I fail to do so ?
Yes—I said it was the most prosperous
town in the Panhandle and was dis-
tined to become the metropolis. I be-
lieved this and I said it.
Wichita Falls, Tx.^Dec. 29.
Editors Free Press:
My line of march was taken up at
Mobeetie on the ^loth ,inst., thence to
Clarendon, which "was tedious and
tiresome; but all things earthly have
an end. Hungry and cold, the capítol
of Donnelly was at length reached.
Clarendon has grown rapidly and
somewhat substantially. Whether it
is destined to have permanency time
only can tell. The Denver road did
not pause long" enough to furnish it
any great "boom," but it Will "proba-
bly prove a good distributing point for
a large region for several years.
After tarrying there one night, I
came here on the 16th. This place en-
joyed a genuine "boom" four or five
years ago, but it has all passed away
now. Two successive years of drought
and the consequent failure of crops
have llattened the town very com-
pletely. The rains of recent months
and the consequent saturation of the
soil, give.promise of good crops for
next year. There is¡a harmonious and
persistent effort being made by the
citizens to secure the main line of the
Rock Island road, and with fair pros-
pects of success. If these two factors,
good crops and another road, are
brought into operation, prosperity will
My journey will be presumed early
next month, carrying me to the cen-
tral part of the state, with a possible
brief sojourn at San Antonio, and
ultimately to the Gulf coast. I am
glad to be able to report that thus far
the effect on mj£ health Lbas been
favorable, bút a lower level and a
milder climate are yet needed.
To the good friends of Canadian I
send greeting. Often are they thought
of. Much does their moral and spir-
itual welfare concern my thoughts and
plans. If a kind Providence affords
returning strength, gladly will my
"work and labor of love" be again
taken up with them. I am very truly
yours, George K. Soott.
Try it One Year.
Send one dollar, or ask the Postmas-
ter to do so for you. Have the Kansas
City Weekly Journal sent you for one
year. You will get the best family
paper in the west and never regret
Red Front Store,
Have lust received a large stock of
Fall and Winter
Boots and Shoes,
and an elegant line of Ladies' and
which the? -#111 sell as low as the
They carry the largest assortment
of HATS in Northern Texas.
We do not propose to
We jnake a
We handle the largest stock of
in the Panhandle and offer special
inducements JO ranchmen.
Have just received four cor loads of
Flour and Feed.
fiTGet oar prices before purchasing
goods delivers* to all mbiv or
All parties bringing slaughtered beef
to market must bring the hides with
R. C. Noll,
Estimates furnished on wood, stone
and corrugated iron buildings. Iron
fronts a specialty.
cahadxav. texas. *
Call on or address
J • Ilav^pcrjce,
Kiowa,Kans, and Hig-
Meats of every description always
J. W. Ford, propr.
iDolosoi) <I) fte,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
f ure ©puqs Strjel
Pure Liquors for medicinal purposes.
G. W. "WELLS,
manufacturer and dealer in
Harness, Saddles, Bri-
dles, Lap Robes,
Drovers and Stockmen's Supplies a
made to order on any of the leading
trees. Pueblo and Triseke.
I use nothing but California leather;
also make the improved cow girl side
saddle. It will pay you to send for
prices. Satisfaction guaranteed.
iams I Co.
Fine Wines and
Only Pure Goods kept
si Bastille Clpn t sjttlittj,
Only place in the city that keeps the
world-famous Schlitz beer.
and WIND MILLS.
This is the most popular restaurant
in the city. Everything fresh and
cooked to order. Board by the week.
JAMES WALSH, Proprietor.
Go to the
For Your Meals. Open
Day and Night.
A. R LYNE,
Main St., near the Depot, Canadian.
The finest and best board in the city
can be had at the Log Cabiu on tlie
Hill. Give us a call.
Canadian, - Texas.
>n left hip and side.
W. H. Honkins. Ranch Siini«rliite*iáML
John Tod, Mcnagrer, San Antonio,'
CIIESSWELL RANCH AND CAT-
James Mackenzie, Manager.
Postoffice, Fort El-
liott, 'i\?xas. Ranch.
in Roberta county,
on (.'anadian river.
Various brands. Al-
so ** f n l^ft side
with various marks.
Horse brand C
with l>ar over on
Ear mark previous «
to 1885, crop off left only.
Also a l «'onnccted on left Ride: close _
the left, swallow fork the right. Alio I]
A on l<?ft side; crop and under bit the 1
swallow fork the right. Also B E L on ....
side, prop and underbit the left, crop and split
E. E. Polly,
Range on Motpa
in Hemphill Go.
can now be filed on. Make your ap-
J. H. HOPKINS,
County Clerk of Hemphill County,with
headquarters at Canadian, Texas.
Contractor & Builder.
For Cigars, Tobacco,
subscriptions taken for ALL
Any book furnished on short notice.
Latest periodicals of the day constantly
Plans, Elevations and Specifica-
tions prepared and furnished for all
kinds of Stone. Brick, Wood or 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.
TEXAS LAND AND CATTLE CO.
jn either side.
HOCKING CHAIR RANCHE.
Range on Elm
crt-ek und Salt
Fork of Ked
ler and Col-
li n g s worth
All increase la
left hip, ^ar-
.T Ij I) left
7 left neck.
I f left súle,
AV left side
1.) right side H loft eeck.
O J Oft hip.
Ill left side, I> right Bide.
H left neck, "V left side, D left slds,
L> on either sido.
on either side.
on each side.
I on left side or shoulder.
Ranche address, P. O. BOX 46,
Mobeetie, Wheeler County, Texas,
Cash customers enough to buy of us
one hundred heating stoves; also a fine
lot of cook stoves and a general stock
of second hand supplies.
Canadian, - Texas. Cramer & Griffin.
f. B. Mercher.
First-class stock of lumber of all
descriptions just to suit the country.
S. L. Straughan,
A TTORN EY-AT-LAW,
GENERAL REAL ESTATE AOENT AMD
Canadian, Hemphill county,Texas.
O. W. Stump,
Justice of the Peace
and Notary Public.
MAIN ST., CANADIAN. TEXAS.
Hoover & McKercher,
a. W. rumsey, J. p. brough,
President. V. President.
a. j. bentley. Cashier.
The First State Bank
of Kiowa, Kansas.
Directors: A. W. Rumsey, J. P.
Brough. D. R. Streeter, J. W. Dobson,
W. P. Carey. Jas. Stranatlian, J. A.
Frame, Kos Harris, A. J. Bentley.
Agents Phil Best's cel-
AND THE renown
Leader in Low Prices.
Dry Goods, Boots and
Shoes and Gents'
laiyRfttn Ik Lilia' ctoks.
Pure Wines and Liquors. Isa ported
and Domestic Cigars. We solicit Uw
patronage of the public.
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Harm & Ludwick. Canadian Free Press. (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 20, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 4, 1888, newspaper, January 4, 1888; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth183632/m1/1/: accessed February 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hemphill County Library.