The Taylor County News. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 24, Ed. 1 Friday, July 22, 1898 Page: 3 of 14
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CLEARING - SALE.
Sweeping reductions in every
department for July. Many sea-
sonable goods will be sold regard-
less of cost.
Clearing Sale on Dress
All summer fabrics must be
closed out; not old goods but
this season's most stylish weaves.
Organdies lawns ducks etc. for
Madras cloth fine organdies
lappetts and line wash fabrics of
every character at 10c 12 J c and
They are the best on earth.
Call and see them.
A Great Stock of Shoes
Hamilton-Brown's Nelson's and
Giesecke's makes. Our shoes
are warranted. Ladies' slippers
at $1 and $1.50 warranted.
Ladies' shoes and slippers line
quality warranted at
Men's and boys' shoes the
largest stock in the city fully 20
per cent under the market-
On furnishing goods neckwear
and in fact everything in our
Aliilnic Dry (.owls Co.
NOEBIS BROS. & MYERS
I FAMILY AND FANCY GROCERIES.
3PIne Street. ABILENE TEXAS.
see J. M. SHACKELFORD
T H E G R O C E R
For Pure Fresh Groceries at Lowest Prices.
Chestnut Street 'Phone 134.
1 am Still Selling
1 Never too
J. A. B0YCE
-Painting and Paper Hanging
IN ALL ITS BRANCHES.
All work and material guaranteed lirst-cla3B. Bond famished if necessary.
That two and a half years ago you
paid 26 more for Buggies Hacks
Surries Phaetons and Road Wagons
(and in fact everything that runs on
wheels) than you are peytag for
same to-day and by figuring with
me NOW when you want anything
named above you can save from 6
to 20? What caused the commo-'
Was it the blowing1 up of the Maine
- Or war between the United States and Spain ?
f"VVas it Dewey and his men at Manila
Or Hobson sinking the Mcrrimac as a "filler?"
Don't you think a "third man" in
the implement business -caused the
bottom to fall out of the high prices?
Stop and think before youTbuy any-
thing in my line what -caused the
Geo. W. McDaniel
For the best and cheapest buggies
ever gold in West Texas.
Matchless bargains in this de-
partment. Score of suits for
both men and boys must be sold
regatdlesB of cost. Men's line all
wool suits at $7.50 and
Boys' suits in all grades and
are full 25 per cent under the
A Feast on Ladies' Shirt
Ladies' waists worth 75c for
40c and 50c. Ladies' waiats for-
mer prics $1 and $1.50 for 75c
On straw hats sailors etc. Some
will go at half price. Misses sail-
ors worth 25c and 50c. for 15c to
In ribboni laces and embroid-
eries. Wc are always 25 per
cent under the market on these
but greater bargains than ever
now. Give us a call and save
fr(om 25 to
35 per cent.
At the same old stand on Chestnut
Street and if you don't-believe it call
aud see. We are
To wait on customers and invite you
to call and try us. Our goods are the
best and our prices the lowest.
Did You Ever Stop and
NOW IN STOCK.
Numsen's grated and sliced pine-
apples Hughes' grape baking
powders and extracts Machono-
chie Bros.7 kippered herring
Bayles' horse radish mustard
Henderson's white clover honey
Hawkeye pickled onions sweet
relish celery sauce chowchow
and sweet pickles Malt Nutrine
an invigorating and strengthening
tonic to make you strong; King-
ford's Oswego corn starch sugar
cared pig hams small size for
summer use Vermont maple sugar
THE TAYLOR COCHTY NEWS.
JAMES A. LOWRY Editor and Publisher.
MAX II. ANDREWS Associate Kdltor.
A BILENE - - - - - TEXAS
C. F. Traylor was down from
Swedonia this week.
A United States
officer was here last Tuesday. We
could not ascertain how many
names he enrolled for Uncle
Several will go from here to
Haskell next week to attend the
ifow is the time to put up
your pickles and the place to get
pure double relined pickle vine-
gar at Norris Bros. & Myers'. 4t
Miss Blanche. Ilollis returned
from a visit to her sister at Aus-
tin this week.
Mrs. W. It. GU)bs has return
ed from visiting her daughter at
The Odd Fellows last week
installed the following officers:
C. E. Welch N. G.; W. H. Spauld-
ing V. G.; O.P. Lindsey secretary;
W. B. Dill treasurer.
Several from town attended
the Salt Branch picnic Wednes-
day. Press Smith of Wetherford
formerly of this . place was up
here this week.
Mrs. L. W Hollis and the
little ones are spending the week
with her sister Mrs. John Bob-
erts of Nugent. Dr. Ilollis looks
A. V. Cockrell of Missouri is
in town visiting his uncle Hon.
J. V. Cockrell.
Cotton shipments to date
Court Donnel shipped car
of horses last night and A. G.
Sims 1 car.
W. E. Woodward was in
town yesterday and reports that
his neighborhood on Mulberry is
A. C. McDonald now occu-
pies the Boone residence.
Kev. J. A. Ward was in
Greenville Sunday and Monday.
The lunch room near the pas-
senger depot has been sold to
Bob Seay and removed.
S. Lapowski was up from San
Angelo Sunday but returned
again in a day or two and will be
thtre most of this week.
Mrs. Sam Howard is off on a
visit and Sam looks lonesome.
Claude Trezevant was at
home this week.
J. M. WagstafT has been in
St. Louis this week.
Herbert Posey returned from
Arizona Sunday and went up to
Capt. J. V. Cunningham
for Mineral Wells Monday in
hope of improving his health.
Deputy Marshal Jackson
been making frequent trips back
east lately looking after "moon-
shiners." He brought one of
them in last Sunday.
Rev. Boaz has been holding a
protracted meeting at Colony
Hill this week.
Geo. Clayton is having a neat
residence put up near the Cumber-
land Presbyterian church.
L. W. Norcross has an ele-
gant Schomacker Gold String
piano for sale in J. F. Clark's jew
Several loads of wood on
subscription wanted at this oflice.
Bass' Liqnid Cresylic is the
cheapest screw worm medicine.
800 acres of fine farming land
at Capps for sale cheap. 100
acres in cultivation; will sell all
or part. For further particulars
see Ira Border Abilene Texas.
Bass' Best Liniment will re-
move lumps and blemishes from
If yn are a sufferer from sores boils
pimples or if your nerrea are weak and
your system run down you should take
Send the News abroad
T. G. McCoy's gin is nearly
completed and will soon be ready
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Will
Monk last Friday a boy.
Alex Boss of. Mississippi is
visiting his ' friends here. Alex
once lived at Tebo and was loved
by all of bis associates when a
boy and now as he is grown we
would be glad to have him
locate with us again.
It is remored here that that one
of the Farr boys lost his baby
Bev. Reynolds' meeting closed
last Sunday night with one addi-
tion and baptising at Bob Young's
This part of the country was
blessed with another good rain
The sharp shooters have made
their appearance in some of the
John C. Gamble's children have
been very sick. Mike.
G. A. Serviss has gone north
for his health.
J. W. Thomas left Saturday for
Atlanta to attend the confederate
A lot of convicts were
brought through here from the
west Sunday. Most of them were
Kain fell in several neighbor-
hoods adjacent to Abilene Satur-
day night and Sunday.
M. A. Vincent came to town
Monday. He says Mrs. Vincent
is in very poor health.
A sister of the Mackechney
brothers of this place Mrs.Mollie
Thomas of Sulphur Springs was
recently married to Dr. McElroy.
Rev. R. T. Hanks and wife
and Miss Clara Bogan left yester-
day morning for Dallas to attend
the funeral of Dr. Hanks' sister.
j 500 speckled mountain trout
were rcceivea nere mis wcck irom
the San Marcos hatchery for
Lytle lake. Only 5 out the num-
ber died in transit. All parties
should now refrain from fishing
in the lako for the next two years.
A. II. lilasscock Jim lavlor
and II. O. Wooten have had their
residences recently painted.
Quincy Lowry aud wife are
visiting in Jones county this
Flesher the laundryinan went
Little Charlie May Scott
daughter of City Marshal Scott
of Fort Worth is spending a few
weeks with Eva May Hollis of
Abilene and Bertha Roberts of
Sid Roberts went to Arkan-
sas a few days ago.
C. W. Roberts was at home a
few days this Aveek. He reports
his telephone business progress-
ing well at Colorado City.
Mrs. J. M. Ingle has gone to
Idaho on a visit.
Misses Kathleen Norris and
Cora Young went east Tuesday.
That bird shoot last Monday
evening was first-class and that
crowd was immense.
' Miss Neva Taylor has return-
ed from Longview.
W. J. Mai thy was in town
Mrs. F. S. Bell has been up
from Baird this week on a visit to
Will Berry's family.
Col. McAlpine of Galveston
has been hero this week visiting
John McCamley wagered a
gentlemen in South Texas last
winter a box of cigars that Sayers
would receive the democratic
nomination for governor. This
week the gentlemen conceding
the fact in advance sent John
The McCormick Corn Har-
vester is peculiarly adapted for
cutting corn sorghum milo maize
Kafir and Dora corn in rows. It
binds it standing. Several have
been in successful operation
around us for some time. For
Ed. S. Hughes & Co.
Mrs. Maggie Brookreson at
the Billy Gray residence West of
the Palace Hotel is now prepar-
ed to furnish both board and lodg-
ing. Good board aud lodging at
$lli per month".
Seven young mules for sale
at a bargain.
Bass' Best Liniment relieves
soreness pains and
Lubricating Oils of all kinds
There will be a Lawn Social in
the Presbyterian church grounds
on the evening of July 28th from
7 to 11 o'clock. Refreshments
and plenty of amusement. Ad-
mission 10c proceeds to go to
the Cemetery Association's fund.
A cordial invitation extended to
LATEST WAR NEWS.
A dead shot the Boss screw
worm killer does the work. Sold
by Geo. C. Harris druggist Abi-
lene Texas. tf
The Abilene Sumsser Korsmsl
lor 1898 is progressing rapidly
and smoothly through the third
week of its existence growing in
interest and attendance i
Mrs. J-H. Morrow' and Mia
Annie SoBelle entered last week.
Mias Garojutte of Merkel Mr. W.
K. Foster of Roby Prof Ellis and
Mr. Scott of Baird entered Mon-
day as students.
John Smith number 431387916
is in attendance.
The visitors last week were
Misses Ella Cockrell and Delia
Triplett Misses Porter! Miss
Pearl Julian Mr. McCanley of
Sweetwater and Mr. Gannon of
The girls are saving their smiles
for Wit of Jones county.
Mr. Wilson and Ernest Lot-
speich are early risers and are
deeply interested in their work
judging from the time they enter-
ed the normal Tuesday morning
at 9:45. '
Mrs. Fred Cockrell Mrs. Curtis
Miss Brigham Misses Porter Miss
Barry Miss Laura Annis Mr. R-
E. Alexander of Buffalo Gap and
Rev. M. Bush of this city were
among our visitors the first of
We learned in our history last
week that Lewis and Clarke made
au expedition several years ago
to explore the northwestern por-
tion of the United States. We
suppose they have returned as
they are now attending the nor-
mal. And when the class in civ-
ics can not settle a question by
referring to Townsend Fiske
Marcey or other commonly ac-
cepted authorities they appeal to
Mr. Clarke L. L. D. Ph. D. from
whose decision there is no appeal.
We have very interesting dis-
cussions in some subjects such as
Civics Methods and Psychology.
The discussion Monday in Mental
Science as to the extent of the
teacher's power in determining
the character of a child was lively
some contending that he has pow-
er to make the child a success
others claiming that his power is
limited and that the child inherits
the traits that largely determine
Mr. J. II. Barden of Colorado
and Miss Verena Aycock of Buf-
falo Gap visited the Normal Tues-
Coins of Aluminum.
Aluminum has acquired so rapid
a popularity lor a variety of pur-
poses by reason of its lightness
its cleanliness and its brightness
that it is remarkable it should not
have been used before for the
smaller denominations of coins as
a substitute for the far heavier and
dirty copper and bronze.
A change is however to be
wrought in this direction: but in-
stead of tho authorities of our
own mint being the pioneers in
what would unquestionably be a
popular movement the initiative
will come from the other side of
the Atlantic where a committee
on coinage has reported upon the
subject and congress will no
doubt act in tho matter in accord-
ance with that report during the
next few months.
To the people who have to car-
ry large sums of money in small
denominations the change for
the change is bound to come soon-
er or later in our own country
will be most welcome. A man
presented by the conductor of an
omnibus with 11 pence as change
for a shilling invariably grumbles
at the weight which he is con-
demned to carry about with him
and a woman equally resents the
excessive weight which is added
to her purse by a similar transac-
tion. The adoption of aluminum coin-
age would change the whole of
this and make the acquisition of
pennies a pleasure rather than
otherwise for the metal is far
brighter even than silver and re-
tains its luster for a much longer
It will no doubt be urged that
the use of a silver-colored metal
would lead to all sorts of frauds
being perpetrated on the unwary
just as there were at the time
when silver three half-penny
pieces or "quattie" as it was call-
ed wore withdrawn from circula-
tion in Jamaica and nicked pen-
uies aud half-pennies substituted
for it. Then the negroes wre
frequently defrauded by the un-
scrupulous who palmed off pen-
nies as half-crowns and the half-
pennies as shillings. But in a
very short time the negro got to
understand that silver coins were
milled at the edge and the dis-
honest people ceased having a
good time of it. There is howev
ver an additional natural advan-
tage in the use of aluminum for
its weight is so different that it
would seem to bean impossibility
for any one to make a mistake in
the matter. Pearson's Weekly.
Emperor William of Germany
is now expressing great contempt
for the Spaniards because of their
The reunion of Confederates at
Comanche takes place August 3d
4th and 5th.
Send the Nws abroad.
doss ins career
ing Stan the m
dnced. The history of
paper man lawyer editor cow-
boy prospector sheriff of YaTspi
county Aruand afterward sMyor
of the city of Ppescott sad Ihrtce
a candidate for
make istexestiur resdisg. ' His
father Capt John Oi CKeM
served with signal honr dmug
the late war commanding a Pssm
eylvania company and .was shot
five times in the many battles in
which he participated. William
O'Neill his sen was born in 1860
in St. Louis bat cams with the
family to Washington at the close
of the war and received hisedn
cation here. He was graduated
from the high schools and after-
ward from the National Law mni-
versity. After receiving his de-
gree young O'Neill became a re-
porter on the National Republi-
can but soon drifted west to seek
his fortune. He prospected and
herded cattle and was finally
elected sheriff of Yavapi county.
While acting in that capacity
about six years ago the Atlantic
and Pacific express was robbed in
the Canyon Diabolo by four men.
Many valuables were secured and
Sheriff O'Neill with three depu
ties gave chase to the robbers
pursuing them through Utah and
western Colorado finally catching
them after six weeks some 600
miles from where the train was
robbed. He brought them-back
to Arizona and they received sen-
tences of twenty-five years each.
He was three times elected mayor
of Prescott Ariz. and resigned
from that office to serve with the
"Rough Riders." He brought 280
cowboys miners and citizens of
Arizona over into Texas to join
the "Rough Riders."
When the troopers were land-
ing at Baiquiri Capt. O'Neill
jumped overboard tosave two
soiaiers wno naa laiien oetween
the transports but were crushed.
He had large mining interests in
Arizona and was one of the rich-
est men in this section. He trav-
eled abroad quite extensively and
was often in New York on busi-
ness connected with his mining
ventures. His Wife who was a
Miss Pauline Schindler the daugh-
ter of a retired army officer is at
present in Prescott. His mother
and sister who reside in this city
are spending the summer in
Round Hill Va. He has two
brothers one of whom is First
Lieutenant Eugene O'Neill who
left with the recent expedition to
the Philippines in support of
Dewey. The other brother John
B. O'Neill is practicing law in this
An Important Discovery.
J. V. Linam of Sherwood called
on the Press yesterday. He says
some of his own and neighbors'
cattle have been dying from fever
which he thinks is caused from
ticks in their ears. He informed
the Press and .we publish it for
the benefit of our patrons that
Fayette Tankersley lost 40 head.
He then rounded up his herd
roped every one that had the
fever 250 and poured grease
mixed with a little turpentine in
their ears and only two out of
the number died after this opera
tion. He examined these and
found ticks in each nearly into
their brain. The others he doc-
tored arc well which conclusive-
ly proves that this fever is caused
from ticks entering the brain
through the ears. The Press
would like to see its patrons and
the public watch their herds
every day during this summer
and when an animal shows symp-
toms of fever throw it and pour
grease into its ears letting it
soak in well. One or two others
have spoken of saving cattle by
We have ever questioned wheth-
er ticks on an animal would give
it Texas fever but it is reasonable
that tick in their ears would kill
if it did not cause fever. A little
insect in our ear will run us dis-
tracted imagine a thousand as
Fayette describes it crawling
into their very brain producing
every symptom of Texas fever.
San Angelo Press.
e Colorado Valley.
Information from Sweetwater is
to the effect that the last men who
worked on the Colorado Valley
railway were paid off just like
the first ones in promises. Work is
tgain suspended. Irving Wheat-
roft is said to have visited the
own ramer surreptitiously a lew
lights ago coming in on one train
ind leaving on the next He was
iccompanied on his departure by
ux. Doubleday the man who
alked so much like Col. Coon
md who utook the ' contract to
auild the entire line through."
The engine went east yesterday
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Hounding toot will never be heard
'lin the vicinity of Sweetwater
again. It is probable that 7
j miles of track will also soon be
I moved east "for repairs." Colo-
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The Texas: & Pacific gives yon
chdice of routes via. Memphis
Shreveport or New Orleans.
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and made ii a point to
the cook at least twice!
ever note the sat
which fomr boys eater into! the
spirit of military operations! and
patrol the front of the heast in
listing apon the countersign when
"Madame" broke in the speak- '
er. "i assure you i "
"Did you ever come horns 'from i
a shopping tour" 'she persisted ;
"and ind the baby mthogaard-
house yelling itself hoarse while.
four boy held a council of war to j
decide whether it should be' shot '
"As I was about to 'say
"Did you ever return from a'
short call at a neighbor's to find
the front door barricaded and
gimlet holes bored in the 'hard-
wood panels in order that the ap-
proach of the enemy might be
"Madam I concede "
"Did you ever have your front
porch .mined and the mine e:-.
ploded just as you were welcom-
ing a maiden aunt who is expected
to lecve you quite a little sum of
money even though it is well
known that she has an antipathy
to children and never has quite
forgiven you for having so many?"
"There-can be no question "
"Did you ever have anew sheet
torn up to make hospital bandages
and three yards of color-
ed silk cut up into signal flags
Did you ever have a whole new
clothesline cut up into short
pieces that could be used to se-
curely bind prisoners of war?
Did you ever have a flower gar-
den ruined because it was deemed
necessary to throw up fortifica-
tions where the flower bed hap-
pened to be. Did you ever have
your barn carried by assault one
of your horses so frightened that
it was four days before it was safe
to drive him and your coachman
tripped up and thrown down a
flight of stairs because he foolish
ly attempted to chock the invad
ing force? Did you ever "
"Madam" broke in the speaker
at last "I never did. If I had
I wouldn't have spoken4 as I did. -1
now publicly concede that the
sufferings in the field really
amount to nothing compared with
wba this war has brought upon
some of those who have to remain
We are now in the third week
of our normal and everything
seems to be progressing smoothly.
We are happily gathered under
the instructions of a most excel-
lent faculty. Of the four one -is
tall and" graceful another gracious
and accommodating still another
politely reserved and learned
while the compliment of the quar-
tette is "one of us." There are
one or two assistants whom out
of consideration for the feminine
heart we do not mention.
Thanks sre returned by the fac-
ulty for a cluster of flowers from
the garden of Mrs. J. B. Webb.
DELLIS HOME SCHOOL1.
The ninth annual session will
open August 29th 1898 and will
continue eight school months.
This school is designed especially
for pupils preparing for business)
or for college; and for persons in
tending to teach. We take pupils
of both sexes and all aces. Batei
from $2 to $5 per month.
Mrs. Rosa (Strothee) Dellis'
The Texas & Pacific are now
running the finest Chair Cars in
the South seats free.
With thankfulness their rsttoratioa to
health by the ose of flood's Sarsaparilla.
Think of the vast army who have
been cured by this medicine
Men women and children -who have'
sutiered the consequences of impure
blood who have been the victims of
scrofula sores eraptiens dyspepsia
They have tried other medicines and
save Ailed to obtain relief. They tried
Hood's SarsaparUla and it did them
rod They persevered In its te and
accomplished permanent carts. Do
you wonder that they praise it and
recommend it to you? .
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Lowry, James A. The Taylor County News. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 24, Ed. 1 Friday, July 22, 1898, newspaper, July 22, 1898; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth330339/m1/3/: accessed February 15, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Public Library.