The Sunday Gazetteer. (Denison, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 16, Ed. 1 Sunday, August 16, 1891 Page: 1 of 4
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denison, texas, sunday, august 16, 1891.
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THE TRIP WEST.
▲ Thousand Miles Exonraion from St. Paul
A call ot the roll Friday evening dis-
closed the tact that there were 147 ladle
and gentlemen who had drclded to visit
the world renowned National or Yellow-
atone Park. Secretary Page had leaned
four Pullman sleepeis tor ten days for the
use of the party, apd the Northern Pacific
railroad company had already made ad-
vertising contract* with the editors for
transportlon, so there was nothing to do
but pack grips and get aboard. It was
arranged that two of the coaches should
be attached to the regular 9 a. m. train
Saturday morning and the other two Jo
the regular 4 p. m. train Saturday eve-
ning, the understanding being that both
parties should meet at Livingston and go
into the park together. Fortune cast the
lot of the writer with the latter party
Packing in our grips only auch articles of
clothing as were necessary, trunks and all
superfluous baggage were left at the
hotels until our return, as the regulations
only allow twenty pounds ot baggage to
each person while in the park, as the
travel is all done in coaches. It was.
nearly half-past four when our train
pulled out of St. Paul'and steamed away
for the Rocky Mountains. The road, un-
til nightta'll, was through a most delight-
ful country. Probahly we could not have
selected a more favorable time of the
year for this journey. The days were
pleasant, the nights cool, and the fields
of ripening grain stretching to the right
and left as far as the eye can reach was a
beautiful sight. The Lake Region ot
Minnesota! is a paradise in summer,
abounding with Ssh and wild duck, a
great resort tor sportsmen.
Twenty-nine miles from St. Paul is
Anoka, a nourishing town of five thousand
people, with a street railway, electric
lights, water works, two newspapers, and
mills and factories of various kinds, and
doing a good mercantile business. It is
located at the junction of the Rum river
with the Mississippi. Thirty .seven miles
further west is St. Cloud, a thriving city
with tully ten thousand people, with, two
goad newspapers, water works, electric
light aud gas, street railways, saw and
planning mills, foundries and railroad
•hops,several elevators, two opera houses,
schools, etc., and a United States land
olhce It is situated on both sides of the
the Mississlppi^river, and the water ot the
river being controlled by a dam, built at a
coat ot nearly halt a million dollars, pro-
vides excellent water power. St Cloud
U the centre of a rich agricultural district,
and contains many costly business blocks
and beautiful residences.
It was so arranged when we lett St.
Paul that that portion of the country
which we would pass through: at night go-
ing .west would be gone over inf the day
time on our returp. This enabled us to
see neirlv the entire route from St. Paul
to Livingston, and torm some idea ot the
country traversed by this remarkable
road and get at least a glimpse of the
thriving towns and villages through which
we passed. For convenience I shall speak
ot points of interest along the way in a
continuous narrative and In regular suc-
cession trom St. Paul west. There is the
same air of western thrift and enterprise
discernable in the village* and cities
. along the Northern Pacific road over
which we passed, so peculiar to the west,
simUiar to that notlcvable jin Colorado.
It must astonish a man irom the Eastern
states, to see in i^mall towns but a few
yiars old at most, fn a country which a
quarter ot a century ago was an unex-i
plored land and peopled Only bv roving
bands ot hostile Indians, electric "lights,
street railroads, telephones, and indeed
alt the modern improvements tound only
in the older cities of the Last.
Leaving St. Clouif we passed rapidly
through Sauk Rapids,-' R jyalton, Little
Falls, on the ^Mississippi, Fort Riplev,
Urain*rd, Staples, Verndala,Wadena, and
other towns, varying ip population trom
300 to 7000 people. At Little Falls is
water power furnishing io,«>oo horwf pow-
er, ami tour flouring mills wtth a capacity
of 500 barrels each daily, a paper ml!l
and other manufacturing industries. The
town is located on the Mississippi river.
. Brainerd has 700 people and is said to
be having a rapid growth. The railroad
company have shops here and a large
hospital tor the company's employes,
> which was built and fitted up at a cost of
$.25,000. In tfi^ vicinity are many charm-
ing lakes, stocked with tHh. Three hun-
dred and .fitty miles from St. Paul is
located Detroit on tfie western edge of
the Lake and tlaijk Region. This is a
growing city ot 4000 inhabitants, hand-
somely located on Detroit lake, a charm-
ing sheet ot water, with thirty-seven
miles of wooded shore line, which has
become within the past three or tour
years a popular summer resort. Detroit
has five hotels, the "Minnesota" being
exceptionally fine, we were told, .having
been built especially to accommodate
summer tourists. Wealthy citizens ot
St. Paul-, Minneapolis, Faigo and other
large cities have cottages on the lake
where they spend the sumnu Hunting
is said to be good in the vicinity.
Several other nice towns are passed,
and we arrive at Fargo, North Dakota,
just across the Minnesota state line.
This is the largest and most flourishing
city we have seen since we left St. Paol.
It is located on the Red River of the
North, a noble stream which empties into
Lake Wlnnnepeg, in the British posses-
sions. Here are seen large brick busi-
ness blocks, and on every hand is mani-
fest an air ot business thrift and western
enterprise. The city has a population ot
fully i2,000, and supports three daily-
newspapers and as many weeklies. The
court house, which is an imposing struc-
ture, cost $100,000. There are two
theatres, several fine school buildings,
twelve church edifices, three elevators
with a capacity of j so,000 bushels, a
paper mill, planing mill, waterworks,
electric lights, street railways, etc., etc.
The Northern- Pacific maintain round-
houses and car shops here, it being the
junction of the Dakota & Minnesota
divisions and of a Southwestern branch.
This is a great grain section. Twenty
miles further west we passed through
Dalyrymplis wheat farm of 17,000 acres.
The ripening grain could be seen as far
as the eye could reach in every diiection.
Near here men were" seen engaged in
breaking prairie land with gang plows,
four or more in a gang, drawn bv four,
five and sometime* eight, horses, four
abreast. It steam plows are used we did
not see any in operation, and were in-
formed they had not proved economical.
Every one, of course, has some idea of
the great wheat region of Minnesota and
Dakota, but it is difficult to realize the
magnitude ot this industry without a
personal visit. The soil and climate
seem to be peculiarly adapted to the per-
fection of this most valuable serial. The
long days ot sunshine and the cool nights
are just what is needed. The wheat
grown in this section is known as No. 1
hard, and commands a much higher price
than any othef>variety, and has the repu-
tation of making the best flour in the
world. It always commands a ready sale,
the demand being in excess ot the supply.
It is claimed that this peculiar spring
wheat cafihot be produced south of lati-
tude 46",fand that it deterioiates even in
South Dakota. The yield is twenty-five
to torty bushels to the acre; the time
from seeding to maturity is about one
Passing half a dozen or more small
towns we reached Jamestown about 9
o'clock at night, but it wis hardly dark,
as in this high latitude"the summer days
are much longer thau with us, and there
is a much longer period of twilight,
caused by the angle to the horizon at
which the sun" sets. The population of
Jamestown is given at 4000. It is located
in the valley ot the James river, and'is
turnished with good water power. Grain
is the principal shipment, but stock rais-
ing receives some attention. It is a
flourishing Dakota town, with all the
Bismirk is the n^xt town of eipecial
interest. It is the capital of the' state.
Population 4000. The Catholics have a
seminary here. Bismark is located a
short distance from the east bank ot the
Missouri river. On the opposite side of
the river five miles trom Bismark is
Mandan, the county seat of Morton coun-
ty, vfcith a population of 1,500. The rail-
road company has a fine Jepot building
here which cost $10,000,! and a large
three pier iron bridge spans the- river.
The business houses are nearly, all con-
structed of a beautiful red brick manu-
factured in the vicinity. A.^commodious
hote! has been constructed ^recently at a
cost of $60,000. Lignite coal is mined a
few miles distant. The town has a dailv
and two weekly papers, three banks,
creamery, one roller flouring mill, of 300
•bbs.- capacity daily, good school build-
ings, telephone exchange, etc. Near the
depot a taxidermist has a fine display ot
his goods, such as buffalo head*, elk,
mountain goat, etc. Here time changes,
and watches are set back one hour to con-
form tof/mountain time as it is designated
trom central time.
Abont one hundred and thirty miles
from Mandan the road enters what is
popularly known as the bad lands, which
continue a distance of one hundred and
fitty miles, or more. This is a most re-
markable country, presenting a picture of
utter desolation. As far as the eye can
reach on each side of the road extend
these barren lands, broken into rugged
hills or cut into deep ravines or canons.
As the train rushes along all manner of
strange formations are seen. At one
place a mile away is a groupiof conical
hills several hundred teet in height,
which the imagination could easily trans-
form into the Pyramids of Egvpt. Many
ot these butts take on the; most fantastic
forms. There are domes,j towers, mightv
statues, and representations of huge ani-
mals, all caned in the compact deposit
which has resisted the onslaughts of the
elements, while the softer, more yielding
deposits have apparently been carried by
wind and water. Some of these strange
weird formations are beautifully colored,
brown, yellow and red. Again the scene
changes and there are deep chasms and
winding gullies, that may have been cut
away by some mighty rush of water in
ages past, but now only crevises in a
parched desert. These lands are utterly
barren and worthless tor any purpose
known to man. The Northern Pacific
railroad runs through the northern edge
ot the Bad Lands. The great body ex-
tends far to the southwest in Wyoming.
We were told that under a thin gray alka-
line alluvium is a drab colored clay which
covers beds ot bituminum coal or lignite.
This coal deposit has been on fire in ages
past,! and it is believed that the whole
surface has been roasted by the subter-
ranean heat, which has baked the surface,
some portions more than others, which
have resisted the corrosions of time, hence
the fantastic shapes which now greet the
eye all over the desert waste. In many
places the fires still smoulder in the vast
lign ite beds, beneath, smoke and heat
occasionally rising through the crevices
in the butts. In Southern Wyoming the
sttange formations peculiar to this great
desert region take on vastly more won-
derful appearances. Little imagination
is necessary to see the ruins of gigantic
cities tallen to decay. Grand cdifices,
towers, spires and minarets tower in the
distance, the rising or settingsun lighting
up the grand old ruins with a wild,
strange beauty,—a i city illuminated, as
seen from some distant promintory.' In
some portions there are great caticombs
ot extinct animals. Bones of a species ot
elephant, a third larger than any elephant
now living, and twice the height, are
scattered through the dreary waste. Some
of the marl beds are so filled with skele-
tons and bone fragments that they have
been aptly termed a geological cemetery.
Among these Dr. Hayden, of the U. S.
Geological Survey, identified the jaw and
teeth of a hippopotamus. In the higher
deposits the remains of a great variety ot
land and fresh-water animals are found,
and turtles varying in size from an inch to
tour feet across the back. Here the re-
mains ot the horse is also found, furnish-
inglproof positive that prior to the glaci-
cal period America was its home. Dr.
Marsh shows trom-his collections made
in the bad lands that the horse formerly
possessed tour well defined toes, and there
is no doubt, that at a still earlier period
he had five. In deposits of a later period
found in this strange formation he dis-
covered' remains ot a three toed horse,
and then those with two toes only, thus
proving the slow progress from a five-
toed animal to the hooted or one-toed
horse as it now exists. This region is the
richests in remarkable fossils known to
man in any part of the world, conse-
quently, it is of peculiar interest to. the
geologist. As yet but comparatirely a
small portion has been carefully explored
bv scientists, and there are undoubtedly
great revelations still in store for them.
The general opinion is that this vast
country ot unproductive land was, in ages
past, a great inland sea, but *t some period
it' was swept by an overflow from the
north, as large bowlders kno^n to have
been brought long distances by glaciers
are tound scattered here and there.
Geologists tells us that if the great north-
ern lakes were drained, as they will be
when Niagara cuts its way back to Lake
Erie, the bottom would present much the
appearance of some portions of the Bad
Lands ot Dakota and Wyoming.
Arriving at Glendine we enter the val-
ley ot the Yellowstone, and follow the
river to Livingston, a distance ot over
three hundred miles. Glendine is a town
of about 1500 inhabitants, and the junc-
tion of the Missouri and Yellowstone di-
visions ot the Northern Pacific railroad.
It is a cattle shipping point. Passing
Miles City, the county seat of Custer
county, and several villages, we made a
short stop .at Custer, ninety-four miles
from Glendine. . . Thirty miles south is
located the largest military fort in Mon-
tana, which gives the name to the town.
It was only a few miles from Custer, near
whe.re the Big Horn empties into the
Yellowstone, that Gen. Custer and his
virtues, are reached by stage, being only
two miles distant. We arrived at Living-
ston, the gate way to the Snow Moun-
tain*, at 8 o'clock a. m., Monday morn-
ing where we found the remainder of our
party, who had airiveJ the night before.
We remained here fifteen or twenty min-
ute*, until our car* were switched off
onto the Cinnabar branch. Cinnabar i*
fifty miles *outh of Livingston, on the
north edge ot the National Park reserva-
tion. The run trom Livingston to Cin-
nabar was delightful. The morning air
was cool and invigorating, and the atmos-
phere "as clear as a bell." Just this side
of Livingston the Yellowstone river turns
abruptly to the south, and flows through
a canon known a* Gate of the Mountains.
This canon is something over a mile
long, the mountains rising to a height of
two thousand feet on either side. That
tall peak on the right is Cinnabar Moun-
tain, so named because of the vermillion
hue with which it is girdled half way to
the summit, but no cinnabar has been
found there. The road follows the river,
hugging the bank' closely and crossing it
two or three times. It had been told us
that on this mountain the Devil's Slide
wa* located, and that we vyould have a
good view of it, and as thi* wa* the first
"wonder?' associated with the park, all
eyes were peering at the mountain long
before the train reached the spot. The
train passes near enough to give a fine
view of it. The slide is very sleep, and is
said to be two thousand feet in length,
running down the side of the mountain
in a sloping direction. It i* located be-
tween two wall* of trap rock, some forty
feet wide and two hundred teet in height,
resembling carefully constructed walls of
masonry, so uniiorm is they thickness
and so plumb. A bright yellow and
orange colored mineral ot some kind
streaks down the slide, givtng it all the
appearance ot a huge and well patronized
coasting place. It is to be hoped his
royal nibs, the Devil, wore copper bot-
tomed pants when he made the descent.
Our road also passed through another
canon of the Yellowstone, more pictur-
esque than the first, known as Yankee
Jim Canon, ten miles before reaching
Cinnabar. An enterprising, character
known as Yankee Jim constructed a
wagon road through this pass many years
ago, and for some time atterward collect-
ed toll from every visitor to the park,
thereby driving a lucrative business,
hence the name. Here the mountains
rise higher than in the first canon and
the gorge through which the river flows
is only about one hundred feet wide. The
Yellowstone is a large mountain stream
at this point, the water clear and cold and
full of trout.
At Cinnabar station we were at once
hurried into Concord coaches, ten in a
coach, and driven rapidly to Mammoth
Hot Springs Hotel, a distance of seven
miles. The tour in the Park
over until another issue.
BLOOD 01 THE M00H.
A few days ago the Austin States-
man contained the following para-
The man who wrote the headlines
over Judge Terrell's letter in an al-
leged newspaper on yesterday is a
coward, and car. make it a personal
matter whenever he chooses.
The next day the Austin News,
the paper the Statesman alluded to,
replied this way:
The editor ot the News assumes
the responsibility not only for this,
but other utterances ot this journal.
If the editor of the Statesman feels
himself aggrieved on this or any
other matter, the editor of the News
can be easily found. He will meet
the editor of the Statesman at any
time or place he may indicate, and
stttle any personal matter in . old
Texas style, which is the best.
The question how is, which editor
shall make a personal matter ot it.
Better embrace and be friends.
The government has at last decid-
ed to allow the Russian Jews, who
have been detained in Boston under
the immigration law, to land upon
the filling of a bond in the sum of
$2500 for each person that he shall
not become a charge upon the public.
The appointment of Mr. J. M.
Howell of Dallas by the Texas
world's lair exhibit association as
chief of the department of horticul-
ture for Texas at the world's fair is
a compliment to Dallas. Mr. How-
ell's practical experience will enable
him to put his usual energy into
good service for Texas.—Dallas
"I believe, ' says H. T. Fink, in a
recent letter trom Japan, "no paral-
lel is to be tound in the history of
European letters to the remarkable
fact that a very large proportion of
the best writings of the best age ot
Japanese literature was the work of
R. L. Coleman, editor of the Dal-
las Mercury, stated in a speech he
delivered at Sulphur Springs, that
Jesus Christ was the originator and
first president ot the Farmer's Alli-
ance, and that lots ot his modern
ministry are drones in the church,
and Christ out to kick out hundreds
of them. If Christians can endorse
such stuff then there is an end to
such a thing as blasphemy.
entire command were massacred by 'Indi-
ans, June 2$, 1876.
Fifty miles brought us to Billing!, a
smalltown of 1^00 or 1500 inhabitants,
where the* company have .repair shops-
There is an irrigating ditch thirty-nine
miles long running through the Clark's
tork bottom whlfch terminates here, and
which irrigates 100,000 acres ot tertile
land. There are several villages between j
Billings and Livingston with from one to '
five hundred inhabitants, but none of. ]
As we approached Livingston early in
the morning we entered a picturesque !
valley. To the right were towerihg m'oun- j
tain peaks, on the left the Crazy moun- \
tains in the distance. "Snnw!"s some i
one exclaimed, "see the snow," arid sure j
enough away ahead of us could be seen
snow-capped peaks, which we learned
afterward were a portion of the snow
-range. Twenty mites this side ot Livings-
ton is Springdale station, from which
Hunter's Hot Springs, the water of which
are said to rival those ot the famous Hot
Springs of Arkansas in their curative
In the next issue ot the Gazet-
teer will be commenced a series ot
letters which may be designated,as
44 A Trip .Through the National
Park." These articles will be illus-
trated by photo-engravings of points
ot special interest in this remarkable
Under the head, 44A Nice Ques-
tion," the Fort Worth Gazette pub-
lishes a dispatch trom Austin which
conveys the remarkable intelligence
that those at the head of the Summer
Normal school at San Antonio are
in a quandary because several.sisters
of charity who have been in attend-
ance at the schooi have passed
creditable examinations and demand
their certificates. They pretend that
they don't know whether the certifi-
cates should be issued or not, be-
cause "the sisters belong to purely
religious orders, whose work is all
done in the interest of the mother
church, and their wages would go to
the church, in derogation of the law
that no-part of the public school
lund shall be used in the interest of
any sect or church." The dispatch
further continues that "the superin-
tendent saw fit to refer the question
to the attorney-general tor his opin-
ion in the matter."
That such a question should be
raised is supremely ridiculous. If
those ladies have proved themselves
competent they a^e entitled to their
certificates, under the law, and no
person can- justly deprive them of
them. It is no business of the State
what these sisters or any of the pub-
lic school teachers do with their
money, and there is no violation of
State law in giving the money they
earn by teaching in the public
schools to aid the spread ot Catholi-
cism, it they want to. A Catholic
school teacher has as much right to
donate her money tor this purpose
as a protestant teacher has to con-
tribute her hard-earned saving* to
foreign missions, or to buying a hew
carpet for the parsonage. The law
forbids the appropriation of money^
for the isupport of schools where
religion is taught, and hence no
teacher in a public school should be
allowed to teach religion or permit
religious observances or ceremonies
of any kind in the school room. This
is a very wise provision, and should
be strictly enforced, but there- should
be no discrimination in the choice of
teachers because ot difference of
religious faith, or on account ot a
lack of it.
It is Our experience that "Catholic
teachefs are more, disposed to adhere
to these plain and important regula-
tions than many protestant teachers.
So far as we have had an opportu-
nity of forming an opinion, the
Catholic teachers employed in the
public schools are very careful not
"Remember, boys," said the
teacher, who being still new at the
business, knew not what else to say
to make an impression, "that in the
bright lexicon of youth there's no
such word as tail." After a few
moments a boy trom Boston raised
his hand. "Well, what is it, Socra-
tes?" asked the teacher.
"I was merely going to suggest,"
replied the youngster as he cleaned
his spectaclcs with his handkerchief,
"that if such is the case, if would be
advisable to write to the publishers
of that lexicon and call their atten-
tion to the omission."—Montreal
There is great excitement in our
neighboring town Van Alstyne ovet
the sudden disappearance-of Rev. J.
W.Dickens Tuesday morning. Dick-
ens has been living with his neice
with whom it is alleged he has com-
mitted incest. As soon as his de-
parture was generally known a posse
of thirty disgusted citizens started in
pursuit. Dickens has borne the repu-
tation in the community of being a
consistent churh member and
A later report from Van Alstyne
puts this affair in a different light.
It is alledged that a son-in-law put
in circulation the damaging reports
against Rev. Mr. Dickens, and that
there is no legitimate foundation for
the charge of incest. The church
investigated the charges and vindi-
cated the preacher. It is turther
claimed that Dickens left from fear
of personal violence.
80ME FA0T8 ABOUT ST. PAUL.
The following facts and figures
about the remarkable city at the
head of navigation on the Mississippi
river, are otficial and believed to be
correct in every particular. They
were carefully prepared for the in-
formation ot the editors who met
there in convention last month, and;
we believe they will be of sufficient
interest to the readers of the Gazet-
teer to warrant their reproduction:
Area, 1891, 35,483 acres.
Assessed Valuation, real and personal,
4S80, $-9,1^9,^78; 1800, $130,768,454.
Bunks, 21; capital and surplus, $10,176,-
Building Inspector's Report, 1890, 3,174
permits, value. $9,548,172.
Building Societies, 42; resources, $3,064,-
Churches, all denominations; number 138.
City Hall and Court-House, built 1888,
Colleges, Macalester ( Presbyterian ) ;
Ham line (Methodist); St. Thomas
(Catholic); Stryker Seminary.
Custom House, duties collected, 1S80,
$13,680 97; 1S90, $305,878 60.
Fire Department, 1880,• men, 41; horse*,
15; 1890, men, 211; horses, it6.
Health, St. Paul and Minnesota, table
land sanitariums, in the center of North
America Death rate per 1,000; 1880,
19.11; 1890, ti 30.
Internal Revenue — Collections, 1890,
Imterurban—Hamline, Merriam Park,
Macalester Park, Union Park, i t. An-
thony Park, Railroad Transfer*. Reach-
ed by railway, cable and' electric line*.
yobbing -St. Paul Is the commercial cen-
ter ot the Northwest. Wholesale busi-
ness in 1881, $46,555. 99-oo; 1890,
Libraries, 6;r aggregating 50,000 vol-
Manufacturing—Hundreds of prosper-
ous industries in all lines, and new ones
established every month. Uulimited
field and splendid Inducemer.ts tor
more. Products, 1881, $15,466,201.00;
Military—Headquarters, Department of
Dakota, U. S. A., Brig. Gen. Wesley
Merritt commanding. Fort Snelling,
adjoining western city limits, Col. E.
C. Mason, 3d Infantry U. S. A., com-
Minnesota—Area, 84,287 square miles;
elevation above sea level Soo to 1,200
feet; surplus agricultural and dairy
products, 1890, $70,000,000.00; popula-
tion, 1880, 782,582; 1890, 1,301,826;
gain, 66i per cent.
Mississippi River— Source in Minne-
sota; head of navigation, St. Paul;
2,150 miles to New Orleans.
Newspapers—Dailies, 9; Weeklies, 40;
Semi-Monthlies, 3; Monthlies, 17; To-
tal, 69. _ ; -s
Opera Houses—Metropolitan and Grand,
both built in 1890. • J
Parks, and public squares, 32.
Police—Officers and men on duty, 17S.
Population—L. S. Census:
1850 . ^ S50
1850 .1 10,600
lSSo ' 41.498
1890 . 133,156
Receipts, 1880 .1 $102,450.22
Receipts, 1890 315,902.83
Public Schools*— 1880 1890
Buildings j. 15 4s
Teachers ..!. 96 467
Pupils 4,3^8 18,000
Private and parochial
Public Improvements— 1S80 1S9O
Total miles paved streets ... 1 41
Total miles graded streets.. 50 351
Total miles wooden side-
walks So 527
Total miles stone and ce-
ment sidewalks none 41
Total miles sewers 10 123
Twenty-eight railroads radiate trom
St. Paul with 18,472 miles of track;
passerger trains daily, 300; cars of
freight landed, 1890, 282,176.
Streeet Railways— 1880
Total miles 7
Horse cars n
Cable lines, mile* none
Electric lines, miles none
Gov. Hogg, who does not lack the
will to out-puritan the puritans in
in the enforcement ol Sunday ob-
servance, should send a squad of
militia to Midland and stop the rain
makers. They had .the audacity to
fire off bombs last Sunday and Prov-
idence was kind enough to reward
the effort with a copious shower all
over that drouth^stricken country,
and they propose to .repeat the ex-
periment again to-day.
The Commissioner's Court has
made^the following levy: <
State tax 16?3'
County proper .25
Road and bridges....... .—.15
Jail bond ....... ; -to
School ■ t 12 Vi
Number of cars
.Pare, including transfer....
Interutban Line, St. Paul
' to Minneapolis, distance
10 mites, fare, including
transfers in both cities !
Union. Transfer, Twin C.
1S90—Horses, 3,100 8,668 i,x>8
Ca tie, 93.35.1 55.893 46,154
Calve*, 5.68S 930
Sheep,. 189753 65,584 174,335
3'4 5S9 12,507 41,810
Safe Deposits—In bank and trust compa-
Gladstone, manufacturing agricultural
White Bear Lake, resort, distance 10
miles. Bald Eagle Lake, resort, dis-
tance 11 miles. Elmo Lake, resort,
distance 10 miles east.
North S,t. Paul, manufactures furniture,
carpets, organs, chairs, etc.
St. Paul Park, residence and manufac-
South St. Paul, Union Stock Yards,
packing houses and manufacturing.
Minnesota Lake, resort, distance 20
Inver Grovej residence and manufactu-
Western Union, North American,
American District, St. Paul District.
Miles of line, 1,464: subscribers, 1,377.
Owned by the city; supplied from pure,
spring-fed lakes; total miles of mains
18S0, 23; 1891, 196.
Campbell & Co. can put you in a
complete plumbing job, equal to
anything in the world, and guaran-
State and county
JtlST # f^EGEIVEB
i'ivi1. Vt'ivi1!1 gfr
•THE NEW PROCESS*
Quick Meal" Gasoline Stove
Stove in Denison
LEEPER : HARDWARE : COMPANY.
MILLS SHUTTING DOWN.
The work ot the railroad commis-
sion is already producing its ettect,
in the crippling of business enter-
prises and entailing loss upon the
laboring classes. Here are two dis-
patches, one from Colmesneil and
the other from Groveton, Texas,
that atford food for reflection:
The chief industry, the manufac-
ture of lumber, is threatened with
ruin by the possible action of the
railroad commission. Should this
uncertainty last or realize into what
is apparent, the whole of East Texas
will be a desert. Not less than 100,-
000 people will be directly affected
in the lumber producing partot East
Texas should the mileage basis for
rates 011 lumber go into effect.
The miils along the Trinity and
Sabine are:all shutting down or run-
ning on half time, 011 account ot the
rates established by the commission,
and at least 1000' families will be in
a destitute condition for want ot
emplovment when they shut down.
All the result of the commission
bill. I" 1
The Election in Sherman.
The following is the result of the
small vote polled in"Sherman Tues-
For section 4, article 6, 186, against
53; for section 5, article 7, 65,
against 172 ; for section 11, article
t6, 176, against 43 ; for local control
147, against 66; for judiciary amendt
ment 193, against 49.
There will be a meeting of the
stockholders of the East Side Build-
ing & Loan Co., at the company's
office, in Denison, Texas, at 10
a. m., on Sept. 5th, 1891. By order
of the Board of Directors.
16-31 Wm. A. Hoi.mes, Sec'ty.
Fefifer's Indiana Speech.
The Indiana speech of Mr. Peffer
was divided into three parts, the
same as all Gaul. But as Mr. Peffer
is all gall himself why shouldn't he
divide his remarks accordingly?
Now, if he will divide whiskers all
will be forgiven.—Chicago Tribune.
Next year's Encampment ot the
G. A. R. will be held in the Nation's
Teachers wl}o have passed a cred-
itable examination before the Sher-
man Summer Normal will receive
their certificates about the? 20th of
this month. i
Wednesday afternoon at Cold
Harbor, Long Island, a barge
loaded with women and children,
enjoying a pic-nic, was capsized by
a sudden squall, and eight women,
tour children and two men killed.
Many others were seriously injured.
The Spanish government is thor-
-oughly alarmed by the evidence of a
widespread republican conspiracy
Papers have been seized and a num-
ber of arrests made.
The Bobber, Protections
Protection, or the taxing of the
many for the few, whether through
tariffs, bounties or subsidies, of other
schemes of class legislation, wages a
never ceasing war on the funda-
mental principle of free and equal
citizenship, and never lacks for for-
midable support from those who see
in license to tax the people the surest
and speediest road to wealth and
power, that has even been discov-
ered.—Congressman Wilson ot West
PETTIT & WALTZ,
The pioneer plumbers and tinners.
Their long standing and excellent
record is sufficient guarantee for ex-
.The poet, James Russell Lowell,
died in Cambridge, \fass., on the
12th inst., affer an illness of about
five weeks. He had not enjoyed
good healjth since his return from
London \k 1SS5. He was in his
If you want water closets, bath
... . - tubs, garden hose, or anything in the
to intrude their private religious con- ' . ,. j u
H 1 hne of p umbing goods, call on
victions upon the pupils ir. their
charge. We wish we could say, as
much of certain protestant lady
teachers who have taught in Hhe
Denison public schools the past year
Campbell & Co.
The railroads have made a four
cent round trip rate for those who
wish to attend the Statef Alliance
1 Meeting in Dallas on the iSth inst-
George Jones, the veteran editor
of the New York Times, died sud-
denly in New York at 4 o'clock
Wednesday last. He, with Henry
J. Raymond, established the Times
when he was forty years of age, and
from that day up to his death his j
every energy was devoted to the in-
terests of the paper. i j
This is from the Fort Worth Ga-
Mrs. Lease, the Kansas temale
agitator, gets paid for talking at the
rate of $3 an hour. This shows that I
Mrs. Lease is a great deal smarter
woman than that other female agita-
tor, Lu'cy Parsons, who got nothing
for .talking and was sent to jail for
We hear a great deal about Mrs.
Lease. Now will some one inform
us what the husband of Mrs. Lease
is doin^ ?
The small vote polled all over the
State Tuesday shows wha| folly it is
to submit constitutional amendments
directly to the people. Three-fourths
of those who voted did not do so
intelligently, and those who did not
vote have no intelligent idea of the
significance of the amendments pro-
posed. If the constitution really
needs amending call a convention
for the pupose, made up of repre-
sentatives from every section of the
State. By the time the election day
comrs around the candidates will
have thoroughly discussed every
provision under consideration pro
and con, until the people will know
what they ,want and vote for the men
who will carry out their wishes.
Bath tubs in any
Campbell & Co's.
all styles at
Work is steadily progressing on the
big dam at Austin and the contract-
ors are confident it will be complet-
ed by Jan 1, 1893, and very . likely
three months sooner.
Parties from the Indian Territory re-
ported Wednesday at Gainesville.that
the election held in the Chickasaw
nation last Monday for representa-
tives to the lower house ot the tribal
legislature resulted -in a complete
victory for the Byrd party, every
member chosen being of that party.
The good parsons in Kansas have
been praying that providence pro-
tect the state from the threatned in-
vasion of grasshoppers, and now we
read that these pests are eating
everything in the vegetable line in
The rain makers, are now located
near Midland. They exploded a
few bombs the other day just to test
the powder and apparatus, and a
drenching rain followed within
twenty four hours. It, however,
requires more than one swallow to
make a spring, and more than one
Successful prediction to make a re-
liable weather prophet. An anxious
public is awaiting the crucial test of
these rain makers.
If the amendment to Sec. 30, Art.
16, of the constitution, is adopted,
the commissioners' court can order
an election to be held "in any sub-
division of a county," to decide
whether or not the sale of spirituous
or malt liquors shall be sold in such
sub-division. The amendment has
Judge A. W. Terrili, and Ed-
wards, editor of the Austin States-
man have locked horns, and there is
war smoke in the vicinity oi the
Statesman office. The Statesmen
says it Judge Terrili is willing to
forego the pnviliges accorded to age
and play youth, all he has to do is
to name his gait, whatever .that
means, and the editor will do his
level best to entertain him. " Ed-
wards is a splenid entertainer.
The mayor ot Atlanta, Ga., al-
lowed the street car company to re-
pair their road Sunday by taking up
a portion of the old track and laying
down new, and the clergy raised a
great howl over such a desescration
of the holy Sabbath. The pious
people of Atlanta say they will see
that the mayor and every laborer
on the work is indicted. The funny
thing about this affair is that the
prohibitionists and those booming
puritanical enactments elected him
mayor, and the firwt Sunday after
his induction into office he so zeal-
ously enforced an antiqauated Sun-
day law he raked up, that the switch-
ing of trains was stopped, the sell-
ing of cigars and soda water prohibi-
ted and no meat could be sold by
the butchers, nor bread by the bak-
ers. The mayor is now getting a
dose of his own medicine.
One thing we would like to know
what difference it makes to our peo-
ple whether English capitalists own
large tracts of Texas land or whether
this same land is owned by Jay
Gould or some other eastern capi-
It makes a good deal of differ-
ence. Jay Gould uses his money
in building railroads and employing
thousands ot men at good wage* to
run them, which English nabobs rob
the state to enable themselves to live
in royal style in old England. ^n
the one case the profits stay at home,
in the other they go. abroad.
Campbell & Co., plumbers.
plaid jumpers, 35c.
King's Great Pay-Day Sale.
For spot cash—^pay-day weeks
10 dozen blue overalls, for 50c
20 dozen brown drill drawers at
25c., worth 40c.
10 dozen bleached jeans drawers
at 25c., worth 50.
5 dozen heavy cottonade pants for
75c., worth $1.35.
5 dozen jeans pants for $1.15,
10 dozen gauze undershirts at 20c.,
10 dozen men's and boys' straw
hats, your price.
5 dozen opera slippers, :>oc.
5 dozen ladies' russet ties, 7^c.
100 pieces Summer dress goods
atnetcosi, Monselaines, pongees,
pine apples, fast black, organdies,
"The American Dry Goods King."
Sufficient returns trom the elec-
tion Tuesday have not yet come in
to afford reliable data aa to the re-
sult. It looLs now as though moat
of the amendments had been de-
Mrs. fames K. Polk, wife ot the
tenth president of the United States,
died Thursday evening at her home
near Nashville, Tenn.
The pen«ion patriots at the north
are not yet satisfied with their pull
on the U. S. treasury. They now
want to be paid $2 a day while they
were safe trom rebel bullets in
Mrs. Fred B. Robinson is a help-
meet indeed. She writes editorial*
tor her husband's paper, the Hunts-
ville Item, and is now furnishing the
paper interesting lettera descriptive
of their recent visit to St. Paul,
Minne, Fred had better get off the
tripod and turn over the editing of
the Item to his wife. There is a
wonderful improvement in the pam-
per since Fred got married.
23 dozen Bath Towels at 6
Holmes, 203 Main St.
Mrs. M. E. Lease, the great Kan-
sas political agitator, is now stump-
ing that State in advocacy of a far-
mers' repudiation scheme, or some-
thing worse; , She is working in the
interest of " The Kansas Mutual
Protective Association," which pro-
poses to fight the holders of farm
mortgages by carrying the cases to
the U. S. Supreme Court, when it
is confidently believed it will require
five years to reach them. This
would give the farmer full use ot his
farm tor that time without paying
any interest. It is part oi the pro-
gramme, in order to get the cases out
of the district courts, to Have an
alliance jury, who are not too con-
sciencious to ignore the law and the
tacts. The Burlington Republic
comes out in plain words and says
Mrs. Lease is acting the part of a
swindler and is entitled to no more
consideration or respect than any
Our Zephyr Cinghams worth
20 and 20 cents go this week
at 16 2-3 centa a yard.
. Holmes, 203 Main 8t.
I am the sole proprietor of my-_
self. No party, no organization,
has any deed of trust on what little
brains I have, and as long as I can
get my part of the Common air I am
going to tell mv honest thoughts.
One man in the right will finally get
to be a majority.—R. G. Ingersoll.
Notice b nereby gtven that on the list 1
f of July, A. D., 1891, C. W. Hotch-
s, of said county, did make a deed ot
The State ok Tsxa-s, >
CoiNTY or Grayson./
Notice i« nereby
kiss, of said county,
assignment to ail his property, appoint-
ing Stephen French, of Denison, in said
county, assignee. All consenting credit-
tors will please give notice In wiiting
within tour months from this date.
This, the 6th day of August. A. D., '
i8qi. Stephen French,
JJ-4t „ Assignee.
The Denison Rolling Mili has been
chartered, with the following gentlemen
named directors: J. M. Dunesn, J. M.
Ford, J. T. Munson, J. C. Feild and P.
E. Fairbanks. Capital stock, $80,000.
With every sale amounting to $3
our large Butterick's fall and winter
metropolitan catalogues during pay-
day week, by referring to this adver-
R. M. King.
Mrs. George AH, residing on West
Munson street, died quite suddenly
Thursday morning. The lady's husband,
who works at the railway machine shops,
visited the room in which she was sleep-
ing before going to work, and as she was
sleeping soundly did not awake her. She
had been indisposed several days but, ap-
prehending no danger Mr. All went to his
work as usual; Later in the day a servant
visited the room but every .effort to
awaken the lady proved useless. I A physi-
cian was summoned-but he, too, failed to
arouse her and half an houi; later she was
dead. Dr. Markham, the attending physi-
cian, gives it as he opinion that the lady
died of a congestive chill.
At Its regular monthly business meet-
ing Thursday night the Denison Rifles
elected Fred Young lieutenant to succeed
A1 Hague, discharged by Adjutant Gen-
eral Mabry.j A communication was also
read from tie management ot the Fan-
nin County fair requesting them to enter
into a competitive drill at the fair In Oc-
tober, to be held at Bonham, for $400.
The company will formerly accept or re-
ject the invitation at its next meeting.
After adjournment, and in response to an
invitation from Lieut. Young, the com-
pany repaired to an ice cream parlor and
Indulged in a collation suitable to the oc-
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