The Taylor County News. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 38, Ed. 1 Friday, November 30, 1888 Page: 1 of 8
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THBO. SEYCK President
J. G. LOWDOK Cashier.
Recounts of Fanners Stockmen and Merchants Solicited.
Accommodations consistent-with judicious bnnkinjr cheerfully ex-
tended. The collection department of this Batik is a special feature.
Collections on all points made and promptly remitted for on day of
BUCK'S BRILLLLXT and EABLT BREAKFAST STOVES
mTGIELL MB StDDEBAEEB WA09HS & HICES
Oliver Chilled and Jolm Beere yioivs
Cassady Sulky Flw9
Bickeye Self-Binders Mowers and Tablp Rakes
SiUddois Barb Wire Plain sind Galvan-
j med Smooth Wire
I ACME II ARROWS DIC II ARROWS
Sri&isware QueensAvaro and House FHrniMiin.u: Goods.
I Corner Xorth 2nd and Pine Streets. Abilene Texas.
(Mltte Front West Side of Chestnut Street J
r T t! KTmjr riij bli .' i wmj M iLt'
Tli i-r"' r i i-ftrTir ifiiifln frri1' fcJ-rV"JgJC- T.f
Is now Selling his
QXa r& I ii 3 hs tfvl S ..AR fa
mi'JQBinEJi tJSl tiaavia"j ef
RANCH SUPPLIES A SPECIALTY.
Blue Front. N. 2d.
J. G. CURRIE.
J. L. STEPHENSON.
land Live Stock and Insurance Agents
ABILENE ::.:::::::: TEX.VS.
rarm and llaneli Lamls Lots. Houses
Mr. J. L. Stenlieiipon will ffive snooinl
psrtuieuis of the tmaiiiess. and he will
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b nitincumbered lands in sums from Sl.OiWl to S-'VO.ih)'). time and terms favorable I
xm borrowfer-;. i
ABILENE INVESTMENT COMPANY
-'"West Side of Pine Street
ABILENE TAYLOR COUNTY TEXAS.
Dealers in .
kWb AND FARM PROPERTIES
IN TAYLOR JOXES AND SFRKOl'DIXG COUNTIES. AL?0 IN
iBBLEXE CITY PROPjERTY -
LIVE STOCKOP ALL CLASSES.
Agents for lirst-class LIFE FIRE A.VD ACCIDENT INSURANCE COM-
PANIES. Collections made for Home and Foreign Aeeounts. in anv part of west
ftttas. LOANS MADE ON IMPROVED FARM AND RANCH PROPERTY.
Is now over and acknowledged by all to be the grandest success of anything ever
before attempted in West Texas. We feel conlident tht the people will go for-
vjurd with renewed vim and therefore invite them to can and see my stock of
Latest Btjle Furniture!
nwS gee if there is not something they want. If there is they can surejy buy for
my -prices cannot be beaten in Texas. I bought for cash and at a bargain and I
vfllgiTe bargains to ail who buy of me. Store on Chestuut Street. Call on me.
Wa. CAMERON Vicb-Presidenfc.
OF DRY GOODS
iy M sjWj
St. Abilene Texas.
and Suburban Property for Sule. '
attention to the IjokI nl Live Stock ;
strive to jilve outire sntiofaetion to all.
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Dili All ll I1 iUU i
Dr. X. 8. Ivirii Oe. are sew pwjarfli ie
diseases' Isrug tpfliei t&eaeelTei wiils
eeapleU &rarae&ttriGn ef Slsetriesl tkl
Oxygea &pp&ntui. Olcftaireiidejitsfiifat
door loath of Palace Hotel Cies4ant Streai
Df. QST. TREZEVANT
Physician Surgeon Accoucher.
Office at Bass Bros. & Co.'s drug-
store. Residence Cleveland House
W W. WALLACE
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON
Calls attended either day or night.
Office over Harris' Drugstore. Uesi-
denfie in property formerly owned by L.
GLW. SHERBIKO M.d.
Ollice at 1'esidence in Caperan Iloufee.
North Side Abilene Texas. nov23m3
Oltice over First National Bank
SAYLES & SAYLES
Abilene r ----- - Texas.
Office. cornr of North 2nd and Pine Sts.
hi. A SPOONTS. K.K.LEGETT.
SSPOOXTS & LEGETt
Office on Pine Street
ABILENE : : TEXAS:
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Money to loan on unencumbered leal!
i estate on long tune at a rensoirable rate
of interest in sums to suit borrowers.
H. L. BENTLEY
i Will pnu'tii'H in the State Courts in
; the Counties of. Tnvlor. Cnllalian. Eat-
' land cnmsint-hi.. xoian. .ion. Haskell
iml Fisher: in the t'nited States ('ouvtd
n Dallas and Graham; anil in the Sn-
reme Court awl Court of Anneals in
i preuie Court and Court of Appeals in
Austin oiiieo KoomcNos. i and ri (up
stair.) in buildin-of the Abilene In vest-
ment Company on Pine Street.
JOHN A. WILLIAMS
V1 IVf) fftHFPTiYr" UTYT room and shut ofl all draughts' T- . '. .. . .
Al) A A ll l If JiljiiU I U AiiiiAiiij. . . Tt T t If the very great sanctified virgin
Maverick Bnildlng. Abilene. Texas. I. OUt8!?e- .If yR d0nill coutVdo to me three years of
COLLECTIONS A SPZCIALTT.
on teruib to suit borrowers.
li.x.Lyii.uji j..jl jxw.
f:. : ..i3 rf-T.. rr. 4.
iTactsccf in an tlic Courts. '
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Oflice in the Wristen Building
ABILENE..- .--... TEXAS. ;
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(Office in the court-how.)
H. A. TILLETT
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.JHlJInt." - 1" to 1e3raminlnff
situ uusirui'iuu; UUU3 in i ayior eoiuiry.
oftteu In rlie Reeves JJuilding Pine JSt.
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(Successors to Holt & wise) !
ABILENE (Taylor County) TEXAS.
us nmiae-r0lt!Ss osonry chance to keep from remaiu
"n"CToIrec:1Ja- ffDfr stiff with cold or hibcrnatim
tur.MH:eN IIMHT. isav i...
nrrrivvac5T i ovoe
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Special Attention given to the selection ofranches
Controls over 500 Lots in an parts or Abilene. I
CHOSGE LAWDS NEAR CITY
II. A. PORTER J. H. PICKENS.
im of m
PORTER & PICKENS
ABSTBASTESS OF EECOBDS
Office in courthouse AbilcneuXex.
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including the former records' of
laud in Taylor county recorded
prior to the organization of this
copnty in the counties of Bexar
have never been transferred to this
t been transferred to this
Abstracts furnished on
short notice and reasonable terms
OQUyTY. iESXAS 3BEDAhTt HOYEMBER 30 18$8.
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Tbs tales are told the was are amag
Tire erealQg romp faerer.
And cp the nureery Bi!rs they cUmb
-With little bnzxInfctOBg-aw th&t chime
Like bees among the eloror.
Their busj brains and h$py hearts
Are tall of crowding1 ftacies
From song and talo and aaxe belire
A wemdroca xreb of dreson they wears
And airy child roroaaeea.
The starry night is falrVithoct '
The now moon rise slowly
Tho nursery lamp is bnruhis faint'
Eaca white robed liio a little saint.
Their prayera tlicy rnsminr lowly.
Good-night! The tired beads arc stiUt
On pillows soft reposing.
The dim and dizzy mliW of sleep
About their thoughts begin to creep
Their drowsy eyesra closing.
Good-night! Tho tired heads are still.
On pillows soft reposing
Good-night! Whilu through the silent air
The moonbeam jalc aro streaming
They drift from daylight's noisy shore.
" I'low out the light and shut the doorr
And leare them to their dreaming.
ILeiler Froiia Mexico.
Dnrango Mex. 2fov. ICth 1SSS.
The last three days journey
from Mexico's Sodom and Gomor-
rah (Mazatlan) was from a ranch
called Ciudad iu the Sierra Madre
mountains and on a mule which
had a sore on his back as large as
your list. It was raming continu-
ally and the great thoroughfares
a we approached the city seemed
like veritable rivers with the wa-
ter Ho wing ULp stream; this is the
first time 1 have seen water con-
trary to the laws of gravity run
ning up hill but one need not be
surprised at anything they may
gl?e in this countrv. Arriviuc
ureucneu aim ucany irozeu mj
first effort at comfort was
cure a lire ;
not a hotel or a house
inthecityispovidedi with afire-
place or stove soIM to buy
puiiiu mxivlx uimi uuu uuu' lb n.uiuiuui
on a large piece of sheet iron and :
placed outside the door where it
..i.i'i .. !. fp.
could be seen at least. The cor-
bonic oxide gas arising from kind-'
. . . ;
led charcoal IS very poiSOllOUS '.
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ami I remembered of tiaviutr read .. . . ' -.
itiuemutriAi oi udMUj ium FnlJ 0f enthusiasm in the depth
many years ago that a popularofhi s ricfhc tried to mukc
' French was to ignite some char
coal place iu the center of .the
u umuuvi u
and see. The natives seemed Verv
11 4 1 .ftt i-. itnltO -. f
l.ti'ioli ifitli ni)viiiu 1ort mil mnp
I.OM ...M...UMUU ..CV HU !..!.-
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' ..il.k.l ... . . t .. . . r...l
cii;uiii mi- iiiiiiii oiiUJi i
j . . He soon wished to know how
-was more than a m onlli ago: now .. . . .
. ' . . :many times he would have to
the rainy season is over traflic is . t. .
; . . . ' . count the rosnno eH?r- day in or-
Jjg "-SUUlCd aud times g-ttlUg . t() . g
Durango is 21C miles west of the !yPnrs' llld th M h - Thls
;m... - n....i t5i i
- uuaii - uij uiiliui xmiuuuu ituu
n earl v the same distance east of
. Soiloin nml Tfirtiorrjili i iht imii. '.
!tal f the state of same TTa.no. and
has a noiiuhitioii of 40 or 50 thou-ithe
sand souls: it is on or about the
24th parallel and at an altitude ot
i - nun r . r : i n i
nearly 000 feet. It is cool all
tlie. summer and rarely gets lower !
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than the freezing point in winter.
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mw owumo iu uu .. muvi ui vumi
tint Strikes elcir to the bones'
and a person who has been used j
to tire all their lives have a pretty
cool time ofit here. In the ab
geiice of cllillllieyS StOVeS Or heat-
ling apparatus of any kind yonr
or hibernating i
1.. . .- . .Tftvns. Austin Vnvlfl 1R.W
jl. ... ... L.
iori mv viucun utuu. or Kuniti i
other form of exercise to keep iup
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Notwithstanding the many re-
ports that tho Duranguenos were
opposed to Americans I liud it to i
be not the case and as to hospitali- j
ty and politeness its people are at
the head of the list ; not an impo-
lite person have I yet met with in
; Durango. There is more style
here than probably any place in
the Republic perhaps excepting! I
the city of Mexico.
Tt is p.nnfidentK p-viipntprl n T?siil
road will reach this place withiii
Jear - There are a few Americans
here in charge of the iron mines
almost within the city limits
Dnran0 ls notcd far jond uear
forits Powouons scorpions. As
to their size the American nevrs-
forits PO-wouons scorpions.
papers give exagerated econnts;
ffirTfWlffWWWflWTiBrTrilTiTWTra hill ii i m iii i in' im i mi iiihiiu m ii m rti mil mwitiWiilmimahfMi h '
pey resemble tho Tessa ecorpfob
feba kind that makes it- convenient
o stajt nnder a pices of looe
bark especially if it is a choice
iece snd good for kindling fires
nd jnst near enough to the ede
or practical nurnoHOs. The r
tings are sltnost always fetal es
pecially among the young folks. '
I This city is provided witb auuni-
ber of manufactories and juilgin
prom the products I think tha
priest factory mnst be doing ite
jshareofthe work. 5ere are to
befeeeutbis specimen of huunini-
ityofall ages. Priestcraft reigua
iBuprenie. Duraiigo being isolated
bud provided with many people
iwho would believe iu the care pf
Trophouius or the adventures of
Kimlbud the sailor were it exact-
ed of them by this gentry it is not
to be wondered that this solemn
person in his frock and shaven
prowu is'iu the height of his glo-
ry. By I he way it may be well
enougli to give you an idea of an-
other ihauuer they have of getting
to heaVen. It'is & sort of mechan-
ical process ami consists in count-
ing beads. I will give you the
piece translated from the " El Do-
mingo J Catholic organ of this city
and then if you waut to get to
heaven easy and without sacrific-
ing worldly pleasure you can try
it and see how it works. The ar-.
tide is headed uThe Kosaris of a
Veteran." The rosans is the
string of beads worn around the
neck. It says :
"In the hospital of incurables in
Amberes was found a veteran
soldier full of wounds and cicatri-
ces. He had grown old in the
service but was still young in
spirit and eutirely disposed to re
ceive the inspiration of piety. The
priest mat was visum
him of the devotion of the rosario
and showed him. how to count it
ft.hi hemls). Tlifi old Rnltliarfnnml
80mucl)aceand consolaliou in
tWJ deVoti(m tQt fao 6U(J(1 tearSftt
! mu uiuiiil Ui iillll nuaseu
ii i..i u. pi. ...:-...: i
of his life.
so many years
He said if he had known it soon
er he would have
counted it every
! for lost time and counted the bends
with untiring energy.
. desperate he repeated inauy times.
jf(J j woud coant . rog;l.
rios as there are days allotted to
me. jtMiu now inuiiy .uia Liifie
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tii ItO vunre flirtr Tnlil lin
lWV I.. UU ..IIJ !..- VV. U.U.
gave nun great .joy. tie was ever
afterward seen with the beads.
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(rosario.) in his hand busying him-
Belf by. day and the greater parlor
liKht sml in ' -
'transformed and illuminated bv
ltio hinti i' fiitmTtif 4lat tiA.'.itwi
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21900 times. At this point death
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aiuieu unn ami ue uveii iu'iiner
or an hour louger; He died
reciting his last Ave -Maria."
Interest oh School X:ind.
The following circular letter
which explains itself has been
seut out and we publish it for. the
benefit of those interested :
treasury jepanment oiate oi
Tj pur fin Tnn Atfornnv.ftpnppsii
having iuformed this Department
that he will within a short while
proceed under the law to collect
all back interest due on school
laud purchases under Acts prior
to 18S3 it is the desire of this De-
partmeut to so notify all purchas
ers nnder said Acts that they may
at once take such steps as are nee-
essary to prevent suits and for-
feiture of their claims; therefore
would urge prompt payment-of
all back interest.
F. R. Lubbock
Chamberlain's Eve and Skin
OintmentNis nnequalled' for old
chronic sores 3dany cases have
been permanently cured e by it.j
or ' Dy r?0:0"8'
--Cups and saucers at IIas.
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mm nrii 3r&
Kortb Jim ed 2Tt' 2QtB SS.
Editos Usws How as tk
election agony iasTes you y
hear from us agalru -Xhuk? to
fortune good judgment and f nteli
geuce that most of the old county
officers sre reinstalled. But as
3fr. Cleveland is dethroned we
are somewhat disappointed. But
let us hope that in 1892 the de-
mocracy will agaiu come to the
front by large odds and republi-
can trusts and monopolies will go
The fine rains have put farmers
in good spirits aud wheat and rye
look well. Everything has a
promising appearance and a great
many people are moving in and
some are noticed returning who
loft during the ghastly times of
drouth wearing smiles on their
faces. The only trouble to be
apprehended is that the range will
be over crowded with stock and
people wi'l sw&rm iu to unreason-
We have a very good school
couducied by Mr. Weakly who
seems to please most of the peo-
ple. The land here as has been
formerly stilted is mostly owned
in large tracts by non-residents
who refuse to sell.
It is to be hoped that your pa-
per will continue to flourish as it
deserves having passed through
the hard times and now
into brighter prospects.
. Jim Xed.
The Inter-State Immigration
Convention (jailed to meet in 3Iout-
gomery Alabama is a matter of
great importance to the whole
South. It had its origin in Texas
whose Commissioner of Immigra
tioii acting with those of other
States called the convention at
Montgomery jis a central pout
easily reached from every part of
the south. Tim Governors of the
several States or the Commission-
j ers of Imfiiigration have appoint
ed full lists of delegates aud the
attendance already promises to be
large. The citizens of Montgome
ry have appointed local commit
tee's and are doing all in. their
fOwer to make a success of the
undertaking. The convention
ut eels Dec. l2t!i 18SS.
Keduced rates have been se-
eured of one fare for the round
trip from all points in the South
tickets being on sale December
10. and good uutil Jan. 5 1889.
! Tour kiudly assistance ; is re-
quested by the movers jn the
cajuse by the citizens of Mont
gomery and by yours truly
Bread X'usl Tpon the Waters.
San Antonio Stockman.
A Dallas man remarked to us at
the fair up there: "I know of
several thousand dollars that have
been invested in Taylor county al-
ready as the direct result of the
Abilene district fair. That being
the case what will their display
here do for them ?
There is no estimating the gpod
that even these small fairs do for
a flistrict. Every county that can
should begin now to prepare for a
good show of their products next
fall and those that can not do so
alone should unite with some
neighboring comity. It encour-
ages present citizens and attracts
new ones as nothing else will be-
side preparing display for the
grand' fairs at Dallas and San An-
tonio. &j a'. " :
A rational 51 iaforSiane.
Let hs fraukly iace a.nd measure
the disaster. The country has
lost the best President it has had
for many 5"ears- Ifc ia8 lost Mm
when his work was but half done.
The Democratic party has beeu
beaten when for the first time
since its early days it was distinct
ly identified with a great popular
reform. The Republican party
has.eorae back into power still
dominated by its most auflfc man
and victorious through its subser-
viency to a gireat moneyed interest
We shall not make light of such a
national misfortune as this. - .
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Soaps &j Perfumery at Harri8
mmmiulm4mfty n n
' SMbJd9hk Q.
IfJwe want 0t Alj2ka c 3&irf .
t SI! np wilk people &m &sm
now in it aStoald 33fsjjt to
gtk-?rin -All ifalc'of ptlM e? i
matnal intereit. We waaAh!- '
lene to prospt? spd k4 p3
with the development of Sk$o?-.
try but in order to cfojiSii we..'
mast secare nevr baiicesees -nd
new enterprises. 7e Most' en- .
courage manufactures. If Abilene
with her vast expanse of rich eras-
ing and farnung ; lands can be
made a manufacturing pmai ssda
commercial center then indeed is
her future greatness assorei. Let
us think of these things and talk of
them and let ns lose no opportn- .
nityofaddiug new industries tojfe
the Queen City of the West; AnlP
whilo doing this we should not
forget onr duty toward the indus-
tries we already have. Letna en-
courage them and patronize them
for this is the surest way of bring-
ing others. Wehave a flooring
mill here which is second to none
in the South west and its products
will rauk with the best in the land.
2fow would it not look bad of the
dealers of the Abilene conntryito
send to Kansas City or St. Louis
or aorae other place for flour "to
sell to their customers" when they
can get as good or better grades of
flour manufastured here at bomef
Tbis mill has cost a large amount
of money and employe a consider-
able numberof hands and surely de-
serves to be given the preference
especially when the quality of its
products and the prices at which
they are sold are in onr favor.
There is talk of a -first-class cus-
tom mill being built in the near fu-
ture and this will add another in-
dustry to our town anQ neither
will conflict with or be in the way
of the other. The raising of small
grain will be stimulated. And so
it is one interest stimulates an-
other and one industry brings am
other. And we should be careful
to do our dnty by those we have.
It is true that if a local dealer
wants to send to England for the
goods hesells itjs his right. But
if his customers determine to pat-
ronize home industrieshe will not
be likely to repeat th.e experiment.
Let every family in Abilene and ia
the Abilene country insist on buy-
ing Abilenejilour and the dealers
will supply it and hereafter We
nee(1 not 8hip wheat ov 8hip
flour from abroad. We neeai not
'expect new industries if we do not
sustain those we have. I
toont Wait Too on?.
The Abilene people are anxious
for a road running north and
south north up through the pan-
handle.and south to a connection
with tho Aransas Paas road. Tbis
ia a road that San Angelo is Vital-
ly interested in. If we can get
the-Aransas Pass road extended
to this place then we are ready to
meet the Abilene people- on half
way ground. What! San Angelo
needs is more roads. San Angelo
What Abilene undertakes she
generally accompli$hesJ Such &
fliue of road will be built within
the next two years and San Ange
lo should meet Abilene "halfway"
at once and not wait uutil after
she has secured the Aransas Pass
road. It may be that the most (di-
rect line to a junction with the
Aransas Pass Toad will be by way
of Ballinger and if the San Angelo
folks really wish to co-operate
with Abilene in securing new and
important lines of road they should
not hang buck and wait to see
whatisgoiug to turn up. They
might lose by doingjso.
3Tw QuaranJIae JAne.
Sau Angelo EntterprlM.
The Quarantine Commission
from Colorado Wyoming and Da-
kota held at Chicago Illinois the
20 inst adopted & lino South of
2folan Mitchell Tom Gfeen
Schleicher Sutton Crockett &a&
Peccos counties. Heretofore!!
line has been established north of
the T. & P. railroad. This! is
goodnews to the cattleen of
these counties in Soatkwest
Tesau. All praise i$ Sdne cr rep
resentative gent from thisr aectioa
m 9 m
Solool 6npplfiiiat Hams'
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Lowry, James A. The Taylor County News. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 38, Ed. 1 Friday, November 30, 1888, newspaper, November 30, 1888; Abilene, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth329955/m1/1/: accessed April 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Public Library.