Abilene Semi-Weekly Farm Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 22, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 22, 1910 Page: 4 of 8
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REAL ESTATE. p
J. -J Suttle and wife to Mrs. Kate
Stanley part of lot 5 block 185
'city of Ablleno ... $300
C P. Polk and wife to A. L
Perry lot 13 block R subdivis-
ion of outlot 1 block 209 city of
J. N". Tatum and wife to J. C.
Uoyett lot 13 block R subdi-
vision of lot 1-block 209 city
of Abilene $150
-A. L. Perry and wife to J' N.
Tatum lot 13 block 208 city of
Abilene .. $180
H. F. Cox and wife to B. F. Town-
send lot 7 G. W. Boyce suhdlcls-
lon of league 117 Grimes county
school land in Taylor county $800
T. A. Hale to A. D. Hamilton same
tract as above $10 and other
Alvio Bailey to T. A. Hale same
tract as above $1 and other con-
siderations. IB. F. Townsend. to Alvie Bailey
same tract as above $1 and oth-
S. J. Dowty and wifo to C. B.
Scarborough lot 2 .block 181
city of Abijene $1 and other con-
siderations. A. G. McMath to A. L. Cole lots
20 and 21 block -I U. A. Mlllor
addition to the town dfWIcrkel
$1 and other considerations.
1 F. Lnnham to A. Schnwo same
tract as above ..$3500
A. L. Cole to T H. Vinson same
tract as above .... $3500
A. Schawe to A. G. McMath same
tractf as above .. $3G00
Henry James and wlfe to E- B.
Bynum lots 7 ST and 0 block
76 city of Abilene $2500
.Elmer Marshall to Mrs Eva Spru-
III lot 0 and tho north half of
lot 7 Miller subdivision 18
league 147 Grimes county school
land In Taylor county $050
"W. V. Bounds to A. G. Brltton lots
12 aud 13 block 2 Park Heights
addition to the city of Abilene $500
Kd S Hughes to T N'. Ranjsey lot
0 block C8 city of Abilene .$1000
W. A. Thrower aqd wife to II. F.
ChJMnbl'ea lot 11' block 1 Car-
ter subdivision 2 black 17& city
of Abilene . ... .u . .?1BQ
If L Klucald to J L. Kmcald
part of W B. V8HH snrvoy
37 Taylor county ...ic ?Q
FOOLED HIS SUPERIOR.
An Astonished Pasha and a Lleuten-
ant Who Won Promotion.
KnsBiiri Pasha when inttiister of wal
for Egypt was very particular in re
gard to tho personal appearance of hit
officers and issued stringent order
that they should never appear un
shaven in public. Ono day ho mol
upon tho street a lieutenant who had
bearded the pasha and disregarded hit
orders. "To what regiment do you be-
long?'' demanded tho Indignant minis
tor. "To the - rcglmortf nt Abaa
scuh" replied tho frightened licutcn-
int "Got into my carrlngo at onco so
that I'can carry you to tlio encamp-
ment and Jmvo you publicly punish-
ed" was tho stern command which
Tho young man obeyed and the
twain rodo nlong gloomily enough fot
Bomo time when tho pasha stopped
his carrlngo and entered an ofllco
-where ho would bo detained for som
Umo on business. Seizing tho oppor-
tunity tho culprit sprang from the
vehicle darted into a neighboring
barber's stall and regained his post
before? the return of his Jailer minus
his beard. For tho remainder of the
routo tho officer buried bis faco in his
hands and seemed tho picture of ap-
prehension. Abasseuh was reached nt last and
all tho officers woro assembled to wit.
ncss tho degradation of their comrade
who nil the wbilo kept well in the
rear of hi? chief. "Come forward you
son of a dog!" cried tho irato pasha
when there Btepped beforo him nn'ofu
cer with a face as clean as a baby's
and a look of the most supremo inno-
cence. " HhrAjxcellency gavo ono look
of blank astonishment and then w'.Ai
an appreciative smilo breaking over
his war worn features tiirned to the
assembled officers and said "Here
gentlemen your old minister Is n fool
and your young lieutenant Is a cap-
tain." THE HOMEMAKER.
Man's Chivalry to the Fried Goddess
of tho Fireside.
As wc men .frequently admit. It Is
our chivalrous regard for woman
which leads us to desire tint she shall
conflno her wholly admirable energies
to the making of our home and tho
keeping of our houses. Sho is-tender
and frail and so we urge that sho
shall not for a moment drop her role
as the goddess of the household. " There
Is nothing that so rouses our almost
'sacred admiration as to see our own
particular goddess with a dlshrag In
ono hand and a frying pan In the oth-
er. Let us never desert this high ideal
of womanhood and Its lofty purpose in
Particularly let us not do so because
If a woman does not keep the houso
it 'will not be kept Would we men
engineer aud prepare 1095 meals In
one year? Would wo wash dishes
li095 times; wlpe them 1005 times
sew darn' mend devote our lives to
a gray monotony of treadmill Effort?
(Not on your life! Our chivalrous re
gard for adored woman would not per-
mit it. And we would go crazy within
six months If we tried. 1 know of
nothing that wo should cling to more
closely than this chivalrous regard
for our womankind. It saves the cost
of many and many a hired girl.
"I have' penned this little tribute to
man's chivalrous regard for woman
because anybody can see that It de
serves it Woman the housekeeper
(and nothlug else) the fried goddess
of the' fireside the queen of her domes-
tic domain with a stRwpah for a tiara
and a stove hook for a scepter let us
together pledge her while we register
our' chivalrous vow that we will keep'
her where she Is unless wo men need
her as a stenographer or something
else. In which event our chivalrous re-
gard' may stretch a few points. Cali-
Drink and Diplomacy.
Prince Bismarck once boasted that
in his youth he drank a bottle of ckani-
pague at one draft from a "puzzle
goblet so constructed thnt ono could
Hot bring It close to one's lips yet ono
wns not allowed to spill a drop. Not
a single drop fell on my waistcoat.
Every one was immensely surprised
but J said. 'Give me another.' Such
tricks were formerly an indispensable
part of the diplomats' trade. They
drank the weaker vessels under1 tho
table wormed all they wanted to know
out of thorn and made them agree to
things contrary to their Instructions.
When they got sober they could pot
Imagine why they had ncteittio"
What They Were Hawklnrj.
At an exhibition of paintings In Lon-
don In ono of the galleries hung tho
notnble picture "Hawking In the Old-
en Tillies-" Ah elderly farmer and his
wife paused before this picture view-
ing It with evident satisfaction.
"John." said tbe old lady "what's
John then turned over the leaves of
tho catalogue he carried.
"They ca' it 'Hawking V tl' Owdon
Time' " said he.
"Hawking! Why what are they
hawking?" sho inquired.
"t dimno." he replied "but I spect
they're trying to sell them birds."
Mildred So you are engaged to
young Wlllson eh? 1 thought you said
your love for him was purely platonleV
Ilplcu And It was beforo ho Inherited
half u million and asked mo to marry
hlin Chicago News.
Keeping It Dark.
Miss Kldder-S'shJ Carrie haw dyed
her hnjr black Don't roll anybody
Miss Ankltt-lH It n secret? Mto Kid
flpr ym She wauts to keep It durl:.
PIE FOB BREAKFAST.
Dnee Considered as Much a Vlrtua as
I atn awnro that according to the
latest edition of tho revised statutes
eating pie at breakfast la now a peni-
tentiary offense punishable by bard
labor on the farm for a period not ex-
ceeding eighty-five years. But It onco
shared with early rising tho reputa-
tion of a virtuous act Thcro are pco-
plo today Who are. well thought of in
tho communitywho oven "dress for
Ilnner" bless your heart who have
oono tbo less eaten plo for breakfast
stid have tipped back o.n their chairs'
bind legs and sat thus with such a
smile upon their faces as spoke of
peace with all the world themselves
But nowadays merely to talk of so
much fried stuff pork anil eggs and
potatoes and pancakes and so much
sweet stuff molnsses fruit preserves
coffee cup a puddle of sugar pie and
Ml that sends us who hear it to tho
kitchen cupboard where the cooking
soda is first aid to tbo indigestive.
To cnt BUch a meal seems hardly less
barbarous than wearing feathers in a
scalp lock. But remember that wo
flldn't work all day ycstqrday from
before daylight till after dark. Wo
didn't tumble into bed and fall sound
asleep ere ever our heads bad touched
the pillow so anxious was tho night
shift of the body's repair gang to get
on the job of tearing out old tissues
and putting In new. Wo didn't waken
In tho morning to And a hurry order
1 for more raw material hanging on tho
book and we didn't put an edgo liko a
broken bottle on that hurry call by
stirring around nt Ofty-sovcn kinds of
I temper snnrllrig chores.
Wo haven't before us n wholo long
morning -with a mall -and glut split-
ting rails or breaking up new ground
With n balky tam a morning so long
that it becomes n young eternity about
10:30 o'clock when the front of tho
body below the waist begins agaln-to
chafe and grind on the backbone in
spite of all the fats and sweeps thnt
can be put in between" at breakfast to
set as fender. Everybody's Magazine.
FIRST CHILDREN'S BOOKS.
Sheets of Horn Protected the Pages
From Soiled Fingers.
The earliest English book for chil-
dren was "The Babies Book or a
Lyttl Report of How Young People
Shpuld Behave." The horn books ex-
isted In Elizabeth's reign. The writ-
ing was covered with a sheet of horn
in order t!o protect the lettering from
contact with dirty Angers.
The chap book' contained most of
the familiar nursery rhymes nnd sto-
ries which have appertained to nursery
lore forv generations. They exhibit
very crude woodcuts often daubed
with inappropriate color and tfo com-
monest paper as a rule was used. They
were hawked about by tho chapman-or
peddler nnd cost only a few pence1
They served to perpetuate such fa-
miliar ditties as "Sing a Song of Six-
pence." which 'dates from the six-
teenth century: "Three Blind Mice."
in use. with music in 1C09; "The Prog
and the Mouse." in existence in 1580.
and "Girls and Boys Come Out to
Play" which was sung by the vil-
lagers in the tlmo of Charles II. "Lit-
tle Jack Horner." wo know is older
than the seventeenth century and last
but not least "Lucy Locket" tbo tune
from which originated "Yankee Doo-
dle" A few of what were called "battle-
door books" have been handed down to
us. They were three leaved cards
which were folded up Into oblong
pocket shaped volumes. These taught
reading and numerals in- the dame
schools In town and country. The lit-
tle gilt books as they were called
adorned on the outside with gilt Dutch
paper colored flowers were much
prized gift books of that period. Chil-
dren were employed coloring such plc-
turo books by hand ono child doing all
the red In the series of illustrations
another all the blue and so on. Of
course they gained precision by repeti-
tion but we very often And the tlnts
overlapping as if carried out by an In-
experienced hand. London Queen.
Presenting Arms to a Cat.
About the middle of the last century
a Tory high English official died in a
fortress nt a place that Is ono of tho
centers of Brahmnnlc orthodoxy nnd
nt tho moment when the news of his
f death reached tho sepoy guard at tbo
main gate n blackTat rushed out of It
The guard presented arms' to tho cat
as a salute to the flying spirit of tho
powerful Englishman nnd tho coinci-
dence took so firm n Aold of the local-
ity that up to a few years ago neither
exhortation or orders could prevent u
Hindoo sentry at that gate from pre-
senting arms to any rnt that passed
out at ulglit. Bombay Times.
'Why." asked tbo Judge "do you
thlrfk your husband Is dead? You say
yon bavorVt (ward from him for more
than a year. Dp you consider that
reasonable proof that ho has passed
out of existence?"
"Yes your honor. If be wob still
alive he'd be asking me to send him
money" Chlcngo Record-nerald.
Her MUd Complaint
Patient Parent Georglo what do
you think I found In my bed Inst
night? ('ettrgle What was It man)'
ma? Patient Parent A railroad train
nnd n lire engine. Harpers Bazar
Mrs. Chhr'h-Ar your children be
lug brought -up t help themselves?
Mrs. cjothpm.-Ob yesj I never lock
be cooky Jar! Yonkera Statesman
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THE ABILENE REPORTER Abilene Tex.
SDPT. BRAWLEY OUTLINES
l'LANS FOR SUMMER NORMALS
. AUSTIN Feb. 19 State Superin-
tendent of Public Instruction F. M
Brnwley today announced the approval
of application for the organization
and conduct of the following summer
The summer normal institute at the
Southwest Texas State Normal school
Sart Marcos to begin May 31 and con-
tinue to July 23 1910. The faculty is
composed of President T. G. Harris
and thirteen members of the regular
state normal faculty The entire
equipment of the state normal college
will be used by tho summer normal
Institute and an examination for teach-
ers certificates will be held at thq
close. The application was approved
by County Superintendent John H.
Saunders of Hays county.
A summer normal Institute to be
held at Huntsvllle in the Sam Hous-
ton Normal instltutebeginnlng In Juno
and closing July 23 1910 with exami-
nation for teachers state certificates.
The faculty is composed of President
II. F. Estill and nine members of the
regular normal faculty. ' Tho entire
equipment of tho state normal will bo
used by the summer normal Institute.
The application was approved by Sup-
erintendent C. A. Bennick of Walker
A summer normal Institute to bo
held at Lakeviow San Antonio to be-
gin June IS anu continue to July 23
1910 closing with an examination for
teachers' state certificates. Tho facul-
ty is composed of Prof. P. H. Under-
wood Galveston; Superintendent F
A. Brqnnan Toxarkana; Prof. A. (J.
Koening Alexia and Mrs. E. II. Rico of
New Braupfels Tho buildings and
the equipment of tho Academy of Our
Lady of tho Lake will be ised by this
summer normal institute. Tho appli-
cation was npproved by Superintend-
ent P F. Stewart of Bexar Coupty.
A summer normal instituto to be
hejd at Madlsonvlllo Madison county
for tho counties of Grimes Madison
and Montgomery beginning May 30
and continuing until July 3 1910 clos-
ing with examinations for teachers'
statu certificates. Tho faculty is com-
posed of Superintendent J Thomas
Davis of Anderson Prof. M. L. Bqn-
nott of Madlsonvlllo Prof. Edward
Rjslnger or Fostorla and Mrs. Lulu B.
McComb of Conroe. Tho accommoda-
tion nnd equipment including budd-
ings boarding facilities library nnd
reference books and laboratories woro
entirely acceptable and th? applica-
tion was appioved by tho county sup-
erintendents of MndiBon Grimes and
A. summer normal institute to bo
held at Hainiltqn Hamilton county
beginning May 30 nnd continuing to
July 2 1910 Tho fuculty Is composed
of Superintendent W. E. Edelem of
JUco Superintendent E. A. Decjierd of
Hamilton Superlnteudeut B. II Hill
191 Subscription Offer The Best
Offer Made for the New Year
of Hnmllton Prof. B. Javanaugh of
Hamilton 'Prof. R. E. Eudaly of HIco
and Miss Ada Le& BIdenhowor of Hico.
Tho application was approved by the
county superintendent of Hamilton
county and the equipment in the way
of library and laboratories as repre-
sented In the application proved to be
entirely acceptable. '
ATTORNEY FROM ILLINOIS
. ENTHUSIASTIC PROSPECTOR
AYUliam Morehead Esq. an attor-
ney of Bloomfleld 111. who had Jbeen
among the prospectors and business
visitors In the Abilene country left
this morning on the 9:43 eastbound
train for his home via Fort Worth.
Mr Morehead was in Abilene and
surrounding country four days He
took a trip aver the Abilene & South-
ern railway to southern Taylor coun-
ty points and was so Impressed with
Taylor county as a whole that he pro-
posed to ultimately move Into this" sec-
tion and practice law.
ASSISTANT ATTY. GENERAL I
APPOINTED BY LIGHTFOOT
AUSTIN Feb. 21. Attorney gener-
al Jewel P. LIghtfoot today appointed
Seb Caldwell 5f Mt. Pleasant Titus
county to Bucceed assistant attorney
general J. L Sludor who has resignea.
The change becomes effective March
first. It. M-'Rowe who was also re-
cently appointed assistant arrived
here today and assumed his duties.
JENID OCHILTREE & WESTERN
EXTENDS TRACK 55 MILES
AUSTIN Feb 21. Tho Enid Ochil-
tree & Western railroad today filed a
charter amendment allowing for fifty-
rive miles additional track from Ochil-
tree to tho eastern line of Lipscomb
county. Tho original survey calls for
a lino from Dttlhart to Ochiltree.
lJ Finer Shoe
In the "R. J. & R
with the best shoe 1
which is operated
are used. T
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1149 -'Mad of
Jtumtla calf With
Mm try Widow
brqtt mymUt; Club
latl cap Oxford.
A "ry drm-tty
Ian Oxford and a
mtmbtr pf th
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not be made better. "
MONDAY WEDNESDAY FRIDAY THREE TIMES
A WEEK. THE NEWSIEST BEST BRIGHTEST
ONE DOLLAR A YEAHT
HIGHER COURT REVERSES
WESTERN UNION RULING
Judgment for $1400 against Defendant
t Company Smashed in An. -
" poalfl Court.
By Assoclatod Press:
ST. LOUIS Mo. Feb. 12. The .Unit-
ed States Court of Appeals today re-
versed the decision of the lower court
In the case of C.M.Ivy of Hot Springs
Ark. who was awarded fourteen hun-
dred dollars damages for a delayed
message by Western Union 'during the
strike in which the greater portion
of that corporation's operators walked
out Hi -Wll
In Us ruling the higher court finds
that the defendant company was not
responsible for delayed messages
While engaged in fighting tbo strikers.
The case originally attracted'a great
measure of interest and was consid
ered a test case.
WILL SEEK LAW AGAINST
Special to The Reporter.
AUSTIN Feb. 21. Labor commis-
sioner Myera today gavo out the an-
nouncement that he will request tho
next legislature to enact a law regu-
lating employment agencies with a
viow to prevent them from defrauding
immigrants and foreigners in this
M. R. Calldway wifo and children
of Weatherford arrived In Abilene this
morning and will spend a week or ten
days In tleTclty visiting Jtho former's
brother GSorgo Cnllav
& R.'f .Shoe if 69U for ?10.00 could
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