The Taylor County News. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 19, Ed. 1 Friday, July 24, 1885 Page: 3 of 8
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TEE TAYLOR COUffl NEWS.
LOWKV & NEKLV Publishers.
ABILENE - TEXAS.
Not he who leads the. conquering1 hosts.
Nor mounts the highest throne.
Nor wins the lowlct praise ot man.
Though lit achieve alone:
Kot he who braves the battle's front
When treason tierce aails
And dares the deadly cannon's mouth
When only hoie prevail:
Nor he whomites with al his power
The fal ty of heart
Thai lurks in Mititle reasonings.
Or smiles In laiified art
But he who strike thcoc wilhln.
The part of self that keeps
The noble m-p'irations drowned
In. mournful lotus sleeps
Who hears afar the nnjpfs call
And Titan-like he strives.
Until in mortal ajrony
He rends the iron gyves.
And stands at last a soul confessed.
Unfettered free and sxand;
Tin v:ctor over Pelf bi comes
The Kreate-t monarch of the landl
Ititxh AriwUl in Delnrit Free Prist.
juicier and more Ir tfous varieties of
achmust be eater where they arc
grown or be lent to not distant mar-
ket. California plums a j wrapped in tis-
sue paper and sent r t .boxed up like
oranges from Flo i or the West
Indies and sold ickel apiece or
three for a dime" jeople who buy
them as a curiosity or a very rare treat.
At home in California the children eat
them as children eat apples in New
England and the housewife drops them
into liquid sugar and takes them out
great globes of pearl with centers of
amethyst." Or she cuts them in halves
and removing the pit lets them dry in
the sun. and stores them away in sacks
"You might haTc knowu tkey would
have got broken and spoil your new
"What's 'eusc of pantses if 1cm rant
put edds in 'e pottits I'd lite to krtiw"
replied the youngster as he waddled o'X
to his mother to "be cleaned up and tit-
ted for some new adventure. "Des I
tan put edds in my own potits if I 'ants
to" he added by way of a clincher a
his father playfully 'stooped to chuck
him with lus linger as he passed out to
When tne season's fruit had all been
gathered it was found that the last half
of the crop had '-panned out all right'
as compared with that marketed earlier
and it was decided to send the girl
Copyright Secured All Rights Referred.
Driven From Sea to Sea;
Or JUST A C'AMI'LV.
BY C. C. TOST.
FrBi.isirsn nv I'kiimission or J. E. Downet
A. Co. 1'l'hi.isuku.- Chicago.
ril.MTKlt VI. -Continued.
The first rains however wash the
greater portion of the nourishment out
of this dried gr:is and although tin new
shoots spring up at once it is difficult
for a time for stock to get at it through
the heavy oating of old and worthies
growtvi v. inch falls dovvti over it and i-
not very nourishing when obtained.
A po-tion of tin settlers hatl a cow
each. hi:t tho-o in whom we are most
inleivled wen; without. Among those
who were -o fortunate as to 110 .. one
lioweM'V was Kstehie: ami a- Mr. Parson-
anil Erastus wen enabled to givo
him netjded a-s -tance in the ere t on of
hi- .shanty and the cutting of grass for
his ;enin ami cow it was agreed that
the mi'k should he divided between t!ie
two latnilies for the net year. .Jenny
and Lucy m..king regular trips for the:r
share cierv uiglit and morning.
'1 he shanty up. and a sufficient
nun tint of gra-s secured the settlers
next turned their attention to the
bieaking of the -oil the planting of
tr-e and vine's and at the proper
time of vegetables. For the first year
iln e)ected to live largely upon wild
game and the few piovisions which
they had brought with them. The sec-
ond vear they would get on much bet-
ter. There is no country where tlje com-
mon domes-: ie fowls dm k- chickens
ami gecsi. ate n easi.v rais 'd or pay so
well the liti'e attention which they re-
ip.'rc :o in California: and our friends
were in po- es-i"ii of a -nti'ic ent 1111m-
bt r tif the-e tf enable them to sijtsist
ujMUi eggs and fowl- of the r iura rais-
ing if n-f d be bv another year: liesifl -.
w ha-h tht. would b well supplied with
Aegelables. .n thai the prospect w:i-not
sovcrv glloomv alter all. especially as
a'l were b!es tI with go il hea.tli : and
hope which usually comes With a
healthful body liu-ily employ d in its
own si-ri. e. ga.o a coloring as ot the
c-unris t the future which was opening
Uj he jfil'e 1 ln-in.
F:u t I i'is were alreaily b ing
shipped to ili coast by way of the
i-t! nut- and all'.ough they wereio:-
y and our friend- poor. thev mating d
tl get a few . enough at lea-t. to lur-
ntsfi gratis lor Juture iim. )f peach
pits and apple ami p-ar -eeds the -::re-luHio'i-ewife
who presided over .John
Par-oil's sji:ljjj had brought a supply
from the Stat.-.
tlraj-e-citJi ngs could be more ea-ily
obtained. .More than a century iefore
the .lesti!' pr'e-ts who penetrated up-
ward fn in Mexico had planted gr.ipe-
vine.s brought from Spain and these
cr.ssc 1 pethajs. wit!: fit her varieties
biougm from tin State- and favored
by the ad n';bililv of the climate pro-
duced a trust far ev elling anything
whicli the tlaut c States can boast of.
Ami -o w' e 1 spring came again and
the ram ceacd there was juiic the ap-
iearauce fit living in the vicinity ot the
Tar.soas h:.nty. Some twenty acres of
tin fand had been broken a garden
planted ami many of its product were
lifl.ng their heads to the sunlight: a
half-hundred trim trees and a hundred
grape-vines had put lorth their li':te
and were reach to drink in the sunshine
ami grow. And thev grew. drew
so fast that one cmM almost fancy
he s:lw them grow an.l stretch thein-
It has been said that the onh thing
which cv.r distanced a California
grape-vine when it once got down to
;he busincs- of growing i thebean-ine
of .lack the (iiaut-KiUer k:ml'ii to our
chililhood day-: the one that .Jack
undertook to t linb to the t of. but
which grew faster than he could climb
ami sd caiTi.g him w th ir. finally
1 cached clear up to the giant's castle.
And such clusters of fruit as hang
dependent upon the'r stem and grow
.wid rij en in the long sunny days of
September and October when not a
cloud mars the blue of the sky for
week and weeks: clusters that look
like pure globes of clear crystal; or that
tu'tt purple and amber-colored where
lhe hang among the broad velvety
le.nes that -I'l'in as if conscious of the
beamy ot the picture which they licit) to
make: and which turn themselves side-
was upon their long stems now hid-
ing now d'sdo-ing the fruit in their
Tin California grapes shipped by re-
frigerator cars ami iwpesed for sale at
tin fruit stands in all our Kastern cities-
ami which attract such uuhcrsal at-
teut'on give but a poor idea of Cali-
fornia grapes when plucked and eaten
standing beneath the vine in California
or sitting at ease at your own table or
that of a friend with the sea or the
mountains iti sight through the open
Onh' the tougher skinned or less
luscious of the fruit of all kind; will
bear such long shipping. The liner and
and boxes ju3t as she does figs and j away to school for the winter instead
grapes; 0013 that these latter are
packed down hard when but little more
than half dried and before the rich
juices hare crystalized into sugar; and
which eaten as freely as bread is eaten
flushci the veins with the rich blood
that crimsons the cheeks of children
and grown people alike iu this land of
fruits and flowers; this land of mount-
ain ranges and sea-washed shores: of
valleys as rich in the elements of agri-
cultural wealth as its hillsides are with
precious ores- this land that should
bear a people as free a the breeze that
floats in upon them laden with healing
balm from the salt sea waves to find
not fieemen but. delving iu mines and
upon leigues and leagues of the richest
tanning lands upon the continent a
"AI.lNn FLOWING WITH MH.K AND ItONKV."
44 1 ay mother it wasn't such a bad
thing for Us after all that they driv u-
off of the Siiscol Ranch " said John
Parsons to his wife one morning as he
came under the rough porch that had nol tu.jr f:iiert wjIO i:ui .n-ested
of waiting until spring when a new
house was to be begun aud when their
services would be much more needed
by the'r mother. But instead of going
to San Franci.-co they would onh go to
Sacramento where there was "a very
good school under the charge of Prof.
Cook and being nearer they could be
the sooner reached in case they should
be taken sick.
Letting the girls go from her side was
the hardest thing Martha Parsons had
been called upon to do since she let
John take her anus from around his
neck and start on his long journey
twelve years before when they lived in
the log house back in the State.; but
like other mothers she loved her chil-
dren and was unwilling that her girls
should grow up without every advan-
tage possible to give them. Their op-
portunities for attending school had
never been very good and for a time
after they h id settled iu their present
home they were without any instruction
except such as she could herself find
time to gne; and it was she. and
been put up in front of the shantv
He had just finished helping Krastus
get ready to start to market with the
sending them away to chool.
in fact he hail at first opposed it: nol
because of the exneiisc. but "leemie lie
usual load of fruit which they were now tjght their mother needed their help
selling daily. :UHi t.-ause he did not like to be-sepa-
1 in sure fruit and poultry-raisin' is
a heap pleasanter than raisin wheat
and there's more money into it too.
4'Unly think we ve been here s.s 1
than five years now. and we've gc .1'
the fruit growin that we kin all us
tend to. aud the money i jut a m''
in. If the rest of the crop pan as
weil a it has so fur we kin build a
new house with a verander all aoimd
it next e:i'' and have money left to
send the girls down to 'Frisco to
Vis we are getting along very nice-
ly"' replied his wile" "an.l ought to
be thauivful I'm sure.
'As soon as we git a new house
built" continued Mr. Parson "we
must b gin to save up money to buy a
ranch sonfer nigh about here for
'Hastu. fcr 1 s'pose we can't in reason
expect tin; boy to stay with us always.
Human natur" don't change much I
reckon: it's the same on tin Pacific as
it is on the Atlant c coast and I hain't
forgot that 1 was mighty anxious to get
a place of my own 'tore 1 wa as old as
"Kastti is; 'specially after I got ac-
tptainte 1 with a certain girl with cheek
the color ol them there peaches a hang-
in out there iu the -mi and eves that
ort of made me hot ami cold by turns
a wonderin' wh ther they was encour-
agin me. or takin" note of the sie of
my cow-hi le boots whenever they
looked 1113' way.
"Not."' ho continued "as I've no-
ticed that "Kastu seemed particularly
took w.th an; of the girls round here -leastwise
them as lives far aiomul
here" lie addo 1. looking hard at his
wife as if endeavoring to read her
If Mr. Parsons understood what her
husband was thinking of. she made no
attempt to teply. and a'ter waiting a
second or two. he began agai.i:
"I don't see a 'Kastus appears to
take p.irrcilar lo an' of the neighbor-
ing girls b it whether he does or not:
whether he takes a wife from close bv
or furder oil" it's only fair that we help i
him to a start. He's b"vn true as steel
and as kind as if he was our own son
ami I'm a reckonin" if he ami one of
the girls should sometime take a no-
tion to hitch up and work in double
harness there wouldn't be any obju -tions;
"The girls are not old enough to get
married John" returned Mr Par-
sons. "Jennie is not sixteen 'et and
Lucy is two years younger still. I hope
that neither of them will think of such
a thing as marriage for a good while.
F.r.istus himself is not quite twenty-one
and although many young men many
a young as that. I do not thiuk that
Krastus has any such intention. Not
that lie has ecr said anything to me:
but as you say I have not noticed that
he appeared partial to any of the neigh-
boring girls although he is a favorite
with all: and as for .Jennie and Lucy
the probably seem to like him like si
ter.s; indeed he seems like a on to me
and whoever he may choose for a w ife
when he docs marrv will get an honor-
able man for a husband and one who
will be kind and loving. I am sure."
"That's so." replied John. "'I"atus
ain't a fellow that will ever go to knock-
in' his wife and 'babies around if he
ever ha any. Put I '-ihm' it ain't no
use to try to fix things up for the voting
folks. We'll have to let 'cm take their
own head which 11 be just as the heart
directs 'em. 1 reckon. An" I wouldn't
want "em to do no other way for unless
the heart goes with the hand it a:nt no
iisfj for to trv to pull together. Well.
rated from them.
His own education was not so good
as tint ot uis wile ami he unt not look
as far into the future in planning for
their welfare: or if so he did not under-
stand as well as she how completely an
uneducated woman married to a man
who follows some kind of manual labor
for a living is cut off from all social
and intellectual mtereuur" with her
kind ami how barren of all that is
beautiful and ennobling her life be-
comes. It is bad enough to be tied to an end-
less round of household dutie- even
when the mind can take occasional rest
and recreation in the perusal of a book
or paper: when sufficient la-te ha been
de eloped to induce the taking of some
infere-t in passing event outs'de of
one's own school district: but when as
is the case with thousands of women no
such taste has 1 ecu eulthated in girl-
hood and the s.-eming duties of wife
ami motherhood icac no time to ao
iptire or dewite to it at a later period
life becomes no more than an animal
existence -becomes a stagnant pool
across whose waters no fresh bree.es
blow : on whose tnarg'.n no fair flow. r
bloom: in who-e depths i mirrored 110
silvery moon no star of hope: and the
spirit wheh should be prepared at the
death of the body to mount to higher
plane of thought ami action finds
itself hound by chains forged on earth-
chains which arc not 1 r k.-n by the
death of tin body but inn-' -till weigh
down tin soul iu its ell'or;- to mount
upward into a higher and better and
ri.tj xt- p..-.... ... .1 t .n- 1.1. as tne slum .pianu
hood showed thera h tripe more defw-
ence than was usually 4Ven to those of
their own age and condition in life.
This deference was in no sense obse-
quiouness; it was but the natural ex-pre-son
of that respect which all even
those least ambitious of excellence feel
for others who are known to be striv
ing to make themselves- wiser and bet-
ter. Mrs. Parsons was not les pleased than
her husband. She aNo noticed the es-
teem in which her girls wen held by
young and old; and that while they
aided as willingly and cheerfully in the
household work or in that of the vino-
yard and orchard as ever they had
done thev saw that the performance of
manual labor alone was uol all their
duty to themselves and to society but
that the mind and the heart were en-
titled to consideration a well as the
As for Era'tus. he felt a little shy
when he welcomed the girls on their re-
turn. True he kissed both Jenuie and
her sister but somehow it wa-. not the
hearty kind of a smack with which he
had bidden them good-bye. and he held
Lucy's hand while he kissed her instead
of giving her a hug as he had done the
morning they left.
As for Johnny he was in ee-tac"es;
forbad not theg.rls brought h'ni a half-
dozen thiugs that he had been wanting
and expecting on their return? He-
sides he should hae some one to help
hunt hens' nest and look for ducks'
eggs in the water of the creek where
thev tRTsisted -n laving them if thev
wen; not watched and shut up eery
A few das after the return of Jennie
and Lucy the carpenters came ami be-
gan work on the new house. All the
spring and summer tl.ey were bu-y;
and when they left there s'ood iu
front aud a Iittfe above the old sliauty.
which was henceforth to be used for
fruit-packing and diying purpose- a
two-story frame hoiiscwith green nlinds
ami a verandah on three sides: the
coolest most comfortable most lus-pitable-looking
house um woulu see iu
a month's travel.
And no more ho-pitaole faintly ever
lived than that which gathered about
the table of John and Martha Par-otis
and partook of the rich fruits and w ell-
cooked meats and vegetable with
whi-h it wa daily spread.
No straggling miner weary with
tracl and wanting rest and tood ever
left their gate without at least a silent
wish that blessing might descend huu
rest upon the hou-clio'd.
To iambic about tin: broad porrh
ami through the open rooms or- to
gather around a cheerful lire in ihe
wide grate m the sjtt ng-ro.m. came
both the young and the old of the
The occasional traveler through th
country on business or pleasute heard
of the Parsons' ranch: its splendidly
tilled acres: it liisctoii fruits and it
hospitable owner mile before he
reached it. and travel. I an hour later
that he might knock at its gates and
obtain permission to spend the night
beneath its broad rof.
TO I5K f tiMlMKI).
Valne of au Al trartiie I ..til A Cnoit Ap.
pr.ir.tnee Not the One Till n i; Nt ss ir.
Fashion ha a great deal more to do
with our like ami dislike- th in we arc
at all tim s willing to acknowledge.
And is there anything that a hor-e
fancer shows sU mi : s.-ntjmen' about
of a hor-e. much of
saeritu-e on in-r jiart should be spated
if neeess'irv. that her girls might receive j
if tki..t wii ttiiM.iiit . l:i.-. t if tit t.i t.11 itiln '
them to take ami rc'ain positions in sU-
ciet;. with the most intell.geiit of the
men and women with whom thev would
be likely to otue in con'aei iu the hum-
ble live- which she expected and was
content that they should lead as possi-
ble wives of the coining men who were
to make the vallcvs and hillsides blos-
som as a garden ami laugh beneath
their burdens of fruits and grains.
A COMKOltTAIU.K IIOMK.
"Looks sort of show en like" snid
John Parons coining into the shanty
thedav before the girls were to go to
Sacramento and finding them and their
mother with eyes which gave evidence
of weeping packing up their wardrobes
preparatory to starting.
"I believe I shall cry mvelf if you
wimin folks don't stop lookin" so si-k
like about the mouth. You d ui't wan;
to see an old man like me er do you
"Conic mother cheer up. "foil know
the girls "11 be in good hands that'll treat
"em well and let u- know if anything
happen em. "Tain't fer very long any
way: only a few 111 mihs. an" 1 was
gone from ou all more than six eais.
and if I hadn't a left you wo wouldn't
have had tins ranch to-day. which will
soon be the finest in the whole country:
worth all the hard work an.l siillcrlu'
we've gone through.
"At least." In added meditatively
as well worth it as anytlfug that poor
folks git i worth what it cost "cm.
"And here's Johnny he's a houseful
of hitiis.-lf ain't you. Johnny? Von
won't let mother and tne git lonc-ouie
Put the youngster had caught the in-
fection of tear- and hi father's forced
at'cmpt at being jocular o.ild not re-
move the feeling of coming loneliness
that was casting its shadow before and
he stood still and looked silently at the
preparations for the departure of If
sister with an expresion on his face of
felt ami she was dctermiiu-d that no' which depends up.n his .rltt.j 0r-e
making a good app. ataiiee while stand-
ing still in:iv in motion cut a most
ungainly tigiiie. :rsil t a inir-eji:ai.
therefore be unsalable. Such an an-
imal lilll-t nece-sarih I e consigned to
a lower grade of vvi.i'K ii:ii his appear-
ance when standing t lit would si--m to
uiialifv h:m for. Aga.n. a h -rs.- may
be fair to look upon and start into his
trot with what apj ears to be a good ac-
tion vet. when moderately urged be-
tr.iv by the unwelcome "click that he
forges. If this c lines of a faulty for-
mation forward then short toes behind
and short beds forward may fail to
overcome the difficulty consigning the
hore to work that is beneath him
judging him by his appearance and gait
when the latter is n slow that he doe
not forge. The value of an attractive
step is prominently brought out when
a little horse plain looking iu forma
tion and of an unsalable color as the j
fashion goes strikes out into a spring- '
i:.g elastic and rapid gait going up on
the bit willingly ami only slacking in
action when called upon todo-o. Often
such a horse weighing not over nitn or
ten hundred. w:l' bring more iu market
than a pair of fair looking twelve-hun-dred-puuml
horses fair looking a- they
stand imply on account of the st..p.
This of course should b accompanied
by courage ami willingnc-s to wu'k.
for no attractive p-rforniance in bar- I
ncss. or under the addu. can be ex-
pecte I from a lav or spiritless hor-e.
J he anatoni.eal formation ot most'
great performers on the road or track. '
will when 1 r tiealh analyzed show that
tin action is tin natural outgrowth of
the formation: but this does not always
hold true tor lucre is. n to sp.ak. an .
inherent spirit in some hoises that fur-
nishes propelling power altogether be-
yond what outward appearance indi- !
cite. Hence we must look to something
I... :.i .. .1 .1 1 ..f ..... 1
uesm.-s mi 1111 11 u'- i-i' j'uiuii 1 in jiiii--
clcs for this peciilantv. Live to-k
Chicken two minutes after thev
have left the eggs wilt follow with
their eve- the movements ot crawling
i Atiui Appoiai-
mrat by th X
The daunion pre h conatantly harp-
ing upon the elevatfM of -rebS t0
office ami the neglect of Ox "onsoldicra
by the Administration. UhtK r favor-
ite method of attack nest pc?v"apij to
the bugaboo of a bloody shirt . ie
howl incessantly over the humiFiah.
spectacle of traitors rewarded?" anvi
endeavor to stir up public itjdlgnatJoTj
tm tlrs score. But they appear to fcT-
get that when the r party was in power
they first gave the example of placing
ex-rebels in po-itions of trust and that
too in a very short time after the- war.
Indeed they preferred them to the sol-
dier who had. perhaps lost a leg o? an
arm in fighting for the Union but who
was excluded from all consideration
because he was a Democrat A Demo-
craticsoldier was good enough to furn'sh
food for powder but not to be put ic
an ollice. Thai was reserved solely for
the faithful partisan who was willing to
da battle for the Republican party in
every political campaign.
In their desire to bind more closely
the fetters they placed on the b'outh
the Kepublican mi-sionarics held out al-
luring offer to some of the most prom-
inent of Confederates lo abjure the
Democratic faith and enter into the
bosom of Republicanism. Thev hoped.
by the aid of such agents to reconcile
the Sou'h to the happy horde of carpet
baggers who were let loo-e on that
sorely dittesed section and to stifle
the public voice protesting against such
uncalled-for tyranny. Hy securing a
few ex-Confederate leaders by the al-
lurements of ('overnment ollice. the Ke-
pu'dicans thought they could keep the
outh for an indet'nitc period in the po-
rtion of legit'mat- prey. The terrible
record of the carpet-bag tvranny. a s.i-
turuara of sliiine and plunder is part
of Ametiean history.
During that time the Southern ren-
.gades who consented to join the Re-
publican party enjoved the avvee's of
office while their countrymen were
ground down under tin heel of a
tv rannv a- reuMr-ele.s and cruel as that
which kept Po'.an I at peace after the
partition. Among them were men who
had fought to the last for their cau-e.
but were eon;dered as washed from
al! their sins by the saving waters of
Republicanism. As long as there wa
a chance to make them Useful to the
party favors were lavished upon them.
The ex-rebel whose disabilifes were
not removed even J eft" Davis himself
were placed in the .same category with
the Democratic L'nion soldiers who
were excluded from all office under
the ('overnnient they had helped to
save and some of whom were suffered
to beg for a living.
When the Democratic party came
into power it lound a uu'ted land the
Smith vying in loyalty to the L'nion
wii.li ev. ry other M'ction ami the isiics
of the war buriel fathoms deep by the
general O'tisent of the people. Tne
South had risen from the degradation
into which the 1 at pet-bag governments
had cast her. ami wa winning her way
to prosperity and industrial independ-
eiiec. Tin negroes who had been the
e-peeial property of the lb-publican par-
ty hail broken away from it. commend
by bitter experience that their wor-t
enemies were those who had p'undere I
aud dece.ved them. Kroni that regen-
erated i" (ion in which whit- and col-
ored pcop'e are uui'ed in developing
its immeasurable re-otirce. the Detno-
eratic Alhirn'stiatton stl(.-ti.l for some
ollice men of integrity honor capacity
and education Xot a won I could be
urged again-t ihem save that they had
fought again-t the (im eminent twenty
year befme. and their records since
that time had given the nu-t cotispku-oti-
proof ot the'r loyalf. to the l'nion.
"".very prominent and intelligent per-
son from t'ie No'th who ha visited the
South of late ears has borne ample
testimony of the harmony and industry
existing there and the peaceful relations
between tin whites a'ld negroe. Yet
we arc told that th negroes are op-
pnssi d and deprived of their constitu-
tional rights They app -ar to like such
oppression to judge from their content-
ment and friendship for their white
neighbor. An industrious colore i man
can t:nd prosperity and preferment in
the South which would be denied him
in many Republican communities on
this side of M:con and Dixon's line.
Regarding the charge of neglecting
Cniou soldiers tin record of appoint-
ments made by the Administration
speaks for itelf." On it will be found
numerous names which figure I on the
fists of tin War Depart incut. L'cmo-
1 ratic Ex finwji.
tion their disciples must de cc
tively very lew. The A
people are naturally progress'
naturally optimistic. They p
hope and believe that the
intention of existing authority .
able to their higher interests
this optimism and hopefulness
much to keep the Republican
power longafter it had outliveu
fulness. When it reached a poi
even the broadest charity couh
ground union which to defend
elected to make a change and
'10m that change was due s
iason to regret ineir acitoi
it scorn anil partisan p
avail against the in.'
logic ctVm?3thol)Cu1 Pollt
atfon tbtt wv1 hav. ha.d forK?iar
Criticism ie aK.vs allowable.
criticism will h"e.f liu? w1l?
shrieks of (frapp. nt.ent a"d u
worifc of biRarae tll.sSust b'
convince. Boston Fok '
now here's a youngster that ain't
bothering his head about the girls any-
way nor won't be for some years yet"
will you. Johnny? He'll be bossin'the
hull ranch though if his mother and I
iiou"t look out. afore he's big enough to
hunt lien's eggs or tie up a grape-vine."'
And rea-hiug down he drew upon his
knee and gave a great hug to a sun
tanned tow-headed boy that had ju-t
?inil f ho Itrt rrr n? ww 'irw tit
. kC.sV -. .i" fl.7 Uftl - ....". . ...
"1 is bid 'nou.rh to hunt edds now." months later a beautiful .lay m spring l m uio'-c.
retorted the little fellow s.tuinning to saw them return imptoved m mind an I
adnes.s ami half of baby wisdom a if I insects and peck at them judging dia-
he halted between sorrow tor tfie com- 1 tance and direction with almost til-
ing loss of the girl and regret that hi fallible accuracy. They will instinct-
itered: the'child of their old age. bom ! Prent lia.l no better judgment than to ivvly appreciate' sound read.Iy run-
e vear the shanty had been' put up permit their going. i mug toward an invisible hen hidden 111
id the first "rape-vine planted. The morrow saw them depart. A few a box when they hear her "c.II. .y-
release himself from his father's arm
4I did found a whole ncs'ful out un-
der the roses buh and you've broke
And he ran his hand into his pocket
and withdrawing it covered with the
oik of the eggs stood holding it up
while the liquid dripped down over his
"You should'nt have put the eggs :n
your pocket." said his father laughing
at- the spectacle which he presented.
appearan -e lrom tin contact witu inose j Hie qualification f a mcouran
whose thoughts ami deeds had sought ati-t. as-erts a plav-v.ritcr. are "
s tuations. a
or were seeking a diflerent channel quick eve tor dramatic
than that to which their owu had been ready sympathy a fertility of resource
confined. a oiiick and 'sympathetic interest in
It John larsons nan nee- promt 01 1 numan na:ure:.anu me power 01 cnair-
hi girl before he was doul v so now: acteri.ation.'1
for he could not fail to sec 1 mt associ-
No man can enlist in the regular
army of China it ia said until he hai
shown hLj courage by having a tootlj
ntion with people of cducati a had giv-
en an added grace to the I dy as will
as the miiid. And. uuwi) ingly per-
haps the voting people of the neighbor-
ST1LL HARPING ETC.
Ilrptihlic.wi Shrieks anil llftternefla May
I'isgUHt r.ut Wilt not Coiiince.
The procession moves on but the
old Pepublicau crowd refuses to ad-
vance with it. On the contrary since
the people have decided against them
they cliMer in little groups here and
there revile the new order of thing
snd taunt those in the triumphal line
of march with not understanding their
business. Still the profession neither
stops nor seems particularly disturbed
by their ravings. The only re-ult of
their pol'cy. so far a it can be now
fore-ecu is that they will be loft far in
tin rear an I will either have to remain
there or else realizing their position
make better time than they ever made
before to catch up. Ti.elr opportunities
seem to be their bane for whenever
th y open their mouths to declare
their feelings and opinions they
show that their faces are turned
backward and not forward.
The Ohio convention and the uhio
campaign show t..at they arc chained
to a dead pas' in that section and the
meeting of the Norfolk Club in Boston
Monday night was their occasion for
giving evidence tha their dry rot and
gangrene is not confined to any particu-
lar sect-m. but seem to inhere in the
paitv as a result of the corruption that
lias become chronic in its system. The
terrible hing- tiiat these same men
foretold as sure to happen in the event
of Democratic success have not come
to pas and the peopl know that they
have not and feel that under all pres-
ent indications they are not likely to.
no matter! how much the retired
patriots may in-ist to the
A REPUBLICAN LO 'E F
So Wo utter the Republican Fw
The success which attend? F
Cleveland's Administration at
step is causing such alarm in '
publican mind that it disturbs tb
ful even at their lovc-feaste and
them to convert the napkin ..
bloody shirt. Senator Logan '
agitated over it that when he '
vited to diuner on Monday 1
Boston he did not venture to
without the aid of a carefully-p
manuscript which acted as au a
on his naturally erratic orate
feared the effect of one of hi-
esque outbursts on the cons
minds around the board and he
ou-ly refrained from- letting
loose on them in English "a
.spoke' according to Logan. "
however if he would not have j
a greater effect were his spec
civil in genuine I.ogar.cse thai
dull platitudes and threadbare
istries. Leading off with an allt
"a slaveholders' mob" and the
cination of the negroes very s'
jects for this year of our L01
ami rather perilous ones cor
certain ugh features in Mr.
record tin ex-tail of the 'aii
lamented tlu fact that i :e .c
States to-day there ar mi'
both white and colored people
to read or write."1 and nisi
J'lhi humiliation mut be .
without making any practical so
Hon how it was to be done.
The fact is thai more has bcr
in the South in the cause of ei'
siin-e the emancipation of tin
lroin Republican carpet-bag r
would ever have been aocomph..i..
der the Reconstruction regime
he timidly unfolded a corner
bloody shirt from the next pag
manuscript in hinting that sonn
were hindeted from exercising v
of suflrage. "There ought to i
way." argued the Western orat
which men's rights can be se i
they may be free men." One
plan he might have added.
the public service of the Lot
and Johnnv Davenport. who nu.
it terfercd with voters' rights
branched out into an uufaiirli:
Civil-Service reform and'-d'
made the u-ual fraudulent cla
wa the child of the Republic
he was fortunately tied .dowu
prepared manuscript from indu
some of Irs characterise e rem.
theme a- foreign to hi natun
ord as liouesU and coiis-atei
He sneered at "offensive 4
ship"' which ha been al wav-
ered a virtue iu a Reprblic-t
holder who- duty it w? to ke
at the call of tin mast to pr
his office for the ha. par'
This Mr. Logan calls tvo'
unjust charges against pu
cumbents as a ju-titicatio tor .
moval." The author of mai
enlivened it with a sly t 1 of
iu remarking that the p.- "iplc"
Republican party "kr Jug
door of the conscience tin j
will regain admission.' t mu
-jost Mr. Logan an effc o res.
nile when he uttered t. "win
next assured his ho that
lican party is not J. a
v could not help b ; cc
. it was far from bein veil
he hand of doctor. ose
rse of treatment is cal .ulati
e it of whatever life remaii
Senator Hoar supplemented
Logan's prepared remarks by
for the Republican party the
the reform instituted by
Cleveland a mere repetition of
cry of last November: "We a
thing!"' He made the r -u
assertion that while sever jr
men have gone abroad
but would feel like er-'1. 1
table if a discussior
came up of eomplii s
for haviug put dowi
the slave and paii t
so far. Did Mr. I h
the intelligence of ir.
sinuating that the D ic
no share in this vv Id
poach ignore the ti s c
cratic sol liers who s ear
to tin l'nion by tin id.
not Democratic taxp. oniet)
do iu pay.ng off the p lebt?
Mr. Henry Cabot Lo mile
fortunate alliis.on tc nav-3
the Democrats propos 10 bi
after it was brought to prest
able condition by the' redc
j Mr. Asa French was -eke
presence of so many ex- els
mgton as it it were son .in?
of before the Democrf A
tion came into power. tl
blage comprising the Ii n
an spirit of Mas-achu -.
not a solitary new ide; lv
vond the ab-urdltio-f t r
Republican platfori$S-fh al
a claim on all the g n 1-
duccd by President jv .r
dead and buried qu'-'tio
form the entire stock i kr
Republican party East c
A large but 11c
went through Wate
6 on the Rome Roai
contrary. sisted of a mother
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many but when they undertake to fight measles and occupit tt mr
palpable fact with mere bitter as-or-I U'atertnwn (X. J'.l T -
ript 11 or
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Lowry, James A. & Neely, S. L. The Taylor County News. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 19, Ed. 1 Friday, July 24, 1885, newspaper, July 24, 1885; Abilene, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth314316/m1/3/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Public Library.