Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 253, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 1, 1907 Page: 4 of 8
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TMK ABILENE DAILY BErOftfllOVEDNEBUAY MAY 1 1007.
TilE ABILENE DAILY REPORTER
Published Evory Afternoon Excopt Sunday.
ynt ABILENE PltlNTlNa COMPANY
1023-28 North Second Street.
"' SHAREHOLDERS f
Goo. 8 Ahdqrson E. H. Klofor M. ft. Hanks.
-. 1m B. SHOOK -T ."T '- Editor
J. O. JACKSON - City Editor
EIH. K1EPER - - - Eichnngo Editor
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Editorial S. W. 1-8-3; Roberts C-7 Two-Rlnga
THE QUESTION OP ASSESSING PROPJRRTY AT VALUE
Tho Fort Worth Record has sent out inquiries to tho
tax assessors of the statu asking If they will follow the
suggestions1 Gf Staip RovenuoAjfnt.JMaDonnld tnnlTh'cy
taka nssossfji'ontflbnlyintitho trlio values of proporty nnd
the result Indicates that a majority will do bo. There Is
One thing that wilt work against this plan this tlin4 nnd
that is (he fact that tho vnrloua counties hayd already
fixed Uio tax rates with a vlow to raising tho needed
revenue on tho old IiubIb of asscssmctnts nnd It the Valu-
ations are more tlinn doubled It will result In piling
up n surplus in ovcry county taking the money from the
poQpUf and leaving It to Ho ldlo in tho depositories for a
year or more. Wo have long urged that all assessments
bo mndo upon tho basis of truo valuation and favor. It ns
strongly ns over bofgrd but to mako tho change in a
manner to bribe about double taxation for a year is cre-
ating a hardship If the legislature would mako pro-
vision for fixing rntos anew It would bo allrlght and no
man's taxes would bo Increased. Whether thin can be
done legally wo aro unable to say but it should be If
possible if tho chango In making assessment is tn be
mado to apply at oncrt.
UNION (flf) IAPEL
Entered at tho postofllco at Abilene Texas as second-class
.REPRESENTATIVE HRYAN OFFERS COMPROMISE.
Hon. W. J. Bryan representative from this district has
prepared a bill to tako thd place of the two cent fare
measure. It provides that tho now roads and thoso run-
ning through sparsely settled districts may be exempt-
from tho application of the two cent law by tho rall-
iad commission. This Is a great impiovcment on the
' "Straight two cent law but it Is still not as good as letting
the matter rest where It belongs. In the bands of the
atato railway commission. Still if It is thd Bryan bill or
tho two cent law wo are glad that he has prepared the
compromise bill. It may be that he sees that some
. measure ol tho klndyls going to be adopted and that lie
is doing tho best thing for this section and If fo wo con-
gratulate him and commend his wisdom Yet we still
hope that the matter will be left where it liilongs and
that the legislature will see that this is the tight thing
to do. We have oftsn said that this legislation will Injure
this section especially and all of the state nnd that our
judgement is In line with the people Is proven b the
petitions that are going up to the legislature from all
portions of the state. Senator Cunningham's telegram
published in Tuesday's Issue proves that wo represent
the sentiment of this district when he says in it: "1 am
receiving hundreds of telegrams many letters and petl-
v floas asking me to vote against tho bill" and we prompt-
ly answered him that so far us our knowledge extends
these telegrams represent the sentiment of the 28th
There are some of courso who favor the two cent fare
" measure but they are greatly in the minority. We would
sav that SBtinr c.pnt nf thnai who havn studied the auestlon
h! are opposed to the measuro at this time. It is a danger
's I ous measure for this country.
i STRINGENT LIQUOR REGULATIONS.
Ths nef regulations for the control of saloons in Tex-
us aro about the most drastic we know. If the keepers
' of these resorts had not opposed ail regulations so long
they would not now be facing tho extinction of their
' " business all over the state. The people of Fort Worth
where the big fight has just cottio off on local option de-
clare that the now regulations shall l-i carried out to
the letter and this declaration from the a'ntls Is partic-
ularly emphatic as they declare that their promis-a dur-
n ing tho campaign demand this.
' Tho salient points of the now law are:
For selling whiskey under beer license the ix-nalty
is a jail sentence qt not loss than threo months
All saloons must elbse at midnight nnd remain so until
6 o'clock raaxt morning. They must not ho opened from
Saturday midnight until Monday morning. Penalty tho
forfeiture of the right to hold a license for a period of
I two yoars nor can the offender bo employed In another
Samjj penalty for selling to a minor. Nor can license
be granted to samo party in another county. Owners. are
responsible for acts or their agonts nnd what they do
he can bo punished for.
iNo saloon can be set up In tho residence section of
' any. town unless a. majority of all residing in tho block
sign a petition for Us establishment and that petition
must bo subject to public inspection ten days boforo the
' saloon is dpened
Holder ot Baloon llcenso are absolutely in the hands
' tot thJ' county Judge who may revoke their permits to
do business at any time.
jo game of any kind shall bo played In a saloon under
penalty of a revocation ot llcenso for a term of two years.
Intoxicants can ho sold at only ono plaod under ono
No girl woman or boy can be hired lh or about a
ualoon except members ol tho proprietor's family.
x White tho law doss not apply to this section otXho
country It will ho pf Intorost to thoso who wish to ke6p
up-wlth tho times u iron worm cuu nut rvgmuiu
- jaioBonA-now; s'u Jwl Jietter let tha .contract out.
HP SlldijLl) NO! BE FORKED TOO HAltl)
Tho gfyss receipts tax. has fascinated the Texas legis-
lature iVoy have- evidently discovered that Jth.era are
millions Jn lt' and aro trying to set all thoro la in it.
They shouldX not forget thnt her aro millions to tho
peoplo in tho Vmny Industries that they threaton to de-
stroy by thelAinconBldored and indiscriminate! attack.
Thoy do not tnlo much stock in taxing net incomes.
After a man husVmssed a certain mark in IUb Income
he can very well anfard to pay a per qentu'o upon It to
1ho government that protects tho buslnoss that makes
his money -The man Vvhq malcea a few hundred a year
needs every5 cent of iK put after ho reaches say flvo
thousand dollars a yearhd Itf on easy Btroot and can
afford to bear a part of t4i burdens now resting upon
the man who owns only i small farm or homostead
Sleet snow Btorms and other dlsnsters in the mlddlo
western states will send mnny now farmers to this wi;st-
orn country. But we hnvo no nets out to catch them.
The 25000 Club ought to have money enough to keep a
man out fishing for them. It would have that man at
work If all who read this were doing their duty In sub-
scribing to It. Hand in your name
Tho May rains will put us all In good humor. If we havia
not been Idle while waiting for It. Vo heard a farmer
say that this dry spell has boon Just what wo needeU
In view of the cold spring. Had there been rain when we
wanted It all thd crops would have been planted and
killed und (he fields would he foul. Guess he Is not
far wrong IT
The Denton Record and Chronicle Is unother paper that
is sorry that It supported Gov Campbell for the nomi-
nation The first thing he did was to antagonize his own
section in the mtater of the Santa Fe merger nnd we
aro constrained to think that he was sincere In thinkin
Why-Not Get You a Home
If yot arc looking for a home cither in Abilene or stfrrotmdiiig
country it will pay yoa to see us before you bay. We haVe sev-
eral nice new cottages reasonably close in for sale. A few noas-
es for sale on tbe installment plan with very liltle money down.
A nice new well finished hoose on two east front lots for sale
near Simmons College. One or two small places near Clyde to
trade for Abilene property. For farms of any stee near or far see
Eugene Wood & Company
he was light but he was certainly wrong
ARJUL 30. This month Instead of
"coming In like a lion nnd going out
like a Iamb" came in like a Hon con-
tinued like a lion and is going out
a roaring lion.
Tho wenthor is bitter cold this morn
ing and a big freeze Is Inevitable
then all vegetation will go up the
(But the freeze did not come. Ed.
good water at 1G foet
Grandma Phllley died last Tuesday
23rd Inst nnd was burled in tho Round
Mound Cemetery tho same day.
John Phllley Is much better.
N. C Lowory'B llttlo boy hns been
quite sick but is bettor.
John Brynnt of Bell county Is out
here prospactlng for a business loca-
tion I learn. He is stopping with
Miss Payne of Ft. Worth came
GET TOE BEST
A rain and hall utorm visited this jn ast Thursday to join her mother
section last Saturday evening. Eastj caring for Miss Gertrude Payne
of here in the .Lazarus pasture the J who Is sick at the home of Jno S.
rain and hall assumed largo propor- BVown.
Uons.. At my house tho rain measured "Aunt Nan" Foster of Abilene was
5Gln. and at the west sldo of ray farm visiting her daughter Mrs Hamby
ono half mile the dust was barely laid. Richardson Sunday.
Tom Butler and family Abilene Is
Very llttlo damage dono by tho hlal.
The man who can be good humored when things go
right with him can b picked up on nnj corner but we
are looking for the individual who can keep the level
when things go wrong
Taken all around and up and down tins climate Is tho
best In tli- United States. No it Is not perfect nor is
nnv place on eartli If it were you would refuse to go
to lien ven. and leave it.
It our sins troubled us as much as those of our neigh-
bors we would be In trouble all our days
The east Texas floods promise to follow the drouth
Thev do things that way back there"
The cltla u who knows the least is the most vocifer-
ous in telling just how It is
The weather clerk has not .yet recovered from the
effects of that fishing trip
O WITH OUR EXCHANGES. W
For the temper of those who know how little good-
and how much bad this present legislature is responsi-
ble for It Is safe to say thnt tho Thirty-first will be made
up of mostly new faces Record Chronicle
Th greatest trouble that the people have such short
memories By the time the next election rolls aroimd the
majority of them will have forgotten what this legislature
did to the state. Denison Herald.
The people of Texas will have reminders of the Thir-
tieth legislature when they go to pay thair taxes. Thoy
will he reminded when they go to borrow money on
farms. City folks will be reminded whan thoy try to
borrow to build a home. Stockholders in corporations will
be reminded by decreased dividends on account of the'
infamous gross receipts tax. Hotel keepers by tho "9-
foot" sheets Et cetera. Oh we'll al lhave something to
famlnd us of tho Thirtieth legislature and should tho
oven then forget what aro tho newspapers hore for but
to let tho peoplo know the records of the bunch. Denton
There are some faces In the legislature that the news-
paper man will havo to lie no string around his linger
or wear a box 6f loose tacks In his hip pocket to keep
from forgetting. If others pro'e an Blow In forgetting
ns tho paper man these legislators will not suffer for
want of remembering. Thc nntl-pass law was the HinlL
Tennessee wlll havo a "homo coming" celobratlon next
September nnd Toxas has accepted tho Invitation to at-
tend. If every former Tennesseenn now in Texas should
go many localities In tho state would have to suspend
business until they came back. Roscoe Times.
Theso "homo comings" 1iy othor states especially Ten-
nessee would should all who aro1 living in some commu
nities attend tempornrly depopulate them but thoy would.
return better satisfied with their surroundings thaa bo-
fore. And thnt's not all. Thq return to tholr old state
would result in somo effective advertising as It Is tho
next thing to impossible for tho man who Is enjoying
prosperity IB keop his mouth shut about it and tho
onHghtennJont he would sprond among his old neighbors
jjCjfbp prospects at this writing is ruralizing for a fow days with theli
"-rvfiry gloomy. kinfolks A. B. Estes and family. '
May is likely to be dry and cold but r. jj. Grantham drove over to Abl-
Jpne may have plenty of rain eng. to take in the big meeting. Sun-
Farmers should lay In a good stock day.
of June corn for seed and plan a a new Sundav school was organiz-
large crop plant plenty of sorghum c( nt th Hambv school last Sundav
Kaffir corn Milo maize and blackey with N C. Lowery Supt Dr. B. K
peas. These excepting Juno corn can Fianklin vice Supt.. Miss Hazel Pow-
ne planted as lute as first of August. ers. Sec. The have announced ..
and make good crops ' Children's I)u -. tho second Sunda
A Paiker has built a large tank on n next June
his farm and has Sol Stansbei r of News reached heie. last Suudaj that
Clyde working on a cistern.
C A. Mcilro is sinking a well near
The writer lias jiibt about implet-
ed a tank 100 feet long 15 feet wide
4 teet deep To the first boy. or girl
under 18 years old who will "cyphsr" The Fulcher Entertainers' Will ap-
out the amount in gallons this tank pear at the Chapel of Simmons College
will hold I will give 1 peck of Span- on Saturday night May 4. This is a
isli peanuts next fall provided 1 am company of unusual merit and their
fortunate enough to grow them The programs are delightfully unique con-
inswer to this problem must be pub- sistlng of vocal solos piano solos dra-
llslied in The Reporter not later than matic ni&nologues dialect readings
tho 15th of May J 907. impeisonations costume monologues
Dr. Frankling obtained plenty ot and short plays. '
Gasettoor of tho World
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I "la -Hirorof L'duoatlon.
" rto Pa3C3
7J very Home
r ' it Til ytuimi.
many to follow his example and como to Toxas. When
thoy havo tlvelr home comings bettor Invite those who
have drifted Into Toxas kto stay away
KL'rens Is considerably stirred up over the dancing habit
which has recently rovlvpd anion tno "younger set" of
tha community. Whllo tho Tribune man lias never been a
patron of tin dance and ha Is trying to mtso his c'llldren
tho s;amo vay w have many good fronihJ who entertain
different viowa on th-i subject Tho Tribune mau was
never throuteiuU With fi boycott If ho continued to reut
his builtUnt; to tho dancers and he does not believe thnt
the bo opposed to llw denco nro nil tuouml enough to at
tmpt boycott on thoso who havo different views on this
subject Kerens Tribune.
I-uther H.ij's Sister living at Pleas- I
ant Hill dieM Sunday
Mr Fonest lias moved in on
the Coats fnmi recentl) vacated bv
hauler Bios O D M
Mi s R. T. Hanks and daughter Miss
Bessie Page Hanks left today for a
visit to Albany Ga. after which they
will go to Jamestown exposition. Miss
Hanks will spend the summer months
in Now York in the study of music.
Contractor John M. Webb will move
into his new homo near the residence
of Judge J. M. Wagstaff In north lAbl-
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Phis is only onoof our many nice tljligs that go to jndke out home life the best thine in Hip
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wunu. Jtu yifi tvci aiuy mm miu. iua. tut jujeu lew uoiiarb eacil inOUtll yOU COUld furnish
your home coilfomfortably? Thq iinyi arwprffau who loves' home for home's sake is morally en-
titled to comfoltable surroundings. fepwffitt mid-let us show'you how much you can improve
your home bothiu looks and comnj and let's talk over pur easy payment plan . We mmr
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tee satisfaction to e!
The Furniture Man - South 1st Street S
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