The Abilene Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, May 2, 1890 Page: 1 of 8
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In cans. ItorAi. IUkino Powocn Co..
100 Wall Street. Now York.
A' vestibule train on the Chesapeake
and Ohio road' dashed down a heavy
Jgrade at Staunton Va. Tuesday with
Frighful' velocity. The.air-bralces ftre-
fdsed to work and a. sleeper. contain-
ing the Pearl of Pekin opera company
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gt was nuriea tnrougn the tront ot a dhck
depot. Miss Myrtle 'Knox was
horribly mutilated and. killed instantly
"and six other persons received serious
injuries. ' . .
The Jefferson Jimplecute.turns up
its nose in disgust and discourses
thusly ; "All this "hune.fugling" fq.
Mr.. J. 'fcoiild now go(ng on is .simply
disgusting and makes us tired. At
f' least a dozen places in the state have'
j?lairaed a. visit from the "greatmogul"
when he'had never deigned to notice
them- or even look out of the window
lace car when" passing. Mr
Gould is no doubt a good" man and
has made a good fortune but that
don't make him a bit better than any .
other honest man." and he feels nothing
but contempt for those who want to-
fall down and worship him."
jTliehiladelphia' Record says: Gen.
;.jj.iit 'iiiaiaicu uirti uu auic-uuuitu
' solohep ought 'to be a government
. jiension.-!But;:Gen..Grant;is - dead;:
whilst the country swarms with claim
agents ana paitry politicians wno.imnn
the soldier vote may be purchased by
pension bribes. The service pension
bill agreed upon by the' republican
' caucus proposes to put every veteran
on the peiin list who' lives to be
sixty-two yeSjA: oloV It would take'
$39000000 pAt of the ' treasury the
first year of its operation in addition
to the $roooooooo already provided
A correspondent of the St. Louis
Republic says s Much excitement was
caused in Blanchard township Ohio
.Wednesday by the discovery of Peter
F. Powell a well-known farmer of that
locality in an old barn where he had
been lyfng for the past five weeks
without food or water. . He was still
alive and was immediately brought to '
mis city ior meuicai treatment ms
case is onptpf the strangest ever re-
ported' here. Last fall Mr Powell re-
ceived injuries through being run over
by a cow- he was leading and soon
vomited blood which caused some
sort of stricture in the throat from the
excessive strain the vomiting produced.
This stricture grew worse and eight
weeks ago Mr. Powell could no longer
sustain any colid food. He refused
medical assistance and five weeks ago
disappeared as completely as though
the earth had opened and swallowed
him. A lpng search was prosecuted by
-'his family but without success until
to-day when an old barn was torn
down and he was found concealed in a
hay press. He was able to talk
although woefully emaciated having
lost 146 pounds of flesh durisf the
period of his disappearance He has
hot tasted food or water for five weeks
and says that when he concealed him-
self h grew so Hungry he felt like eat-
ing hit owta arm hut for the past the
weeks he h4 nq diniri foe food lie
will die m he it o paroag eaouffc to
stand surgical opsrsji for hk tiweat
WAsmt6TONApril 58. Judge Ab
bott today called at the department of
uie interior in oruer to acertaui wnutiier
or not the administration could be in-
duced to modify its order in regard to
removing the cattlemen from the Indian
reservations and Indian land. He was
courteously reccivd by Secretary Noble
who listened with interest to what lie
had to say..
Judge Abbott argued that it was best
for the country in which these lands
arc located to permit the cattlemen to
remain on therrj until they were reduc-
ed to possession by the government as
they 'were a police protection to the
Indians and the country. He said it
was to the interest of the stockmen to
keep the rustler and the fugutiVe from
justice out of the country which would
be a vertiable refuge of criminals and
fugitives as soon as the cattlemen
Mr: Noble acknowledged this to be
a fact; but he said the' administration
had agreed on the policy of forcing
the cattlemen to leave the Indian lands
and wauld not depart from it. He
would not' suggest to the. .president a
modification of the order andieyen jf
he should dp so he was satisfied Mr.
Harrison would not yield. He said
that .the administration took the giound
that all the leases' made by the Indians
The Indians would never' sell .their
lands to the government as' long as
they could lease them to the stockmen
and hence the. stockmen were an ob-
struction to the government's effort to
get the land. Thh looks like a ques-
tionable way of driving a bargain with'
the red man hut that is the program
of the administration. Mr. NobleTur-
ther said that the stockmen on these
lands were Virtually free grazers that
they paid no tax to the government
yet came in direct competition inthe
market with the farmer who did pay
taxes. This he did not think fatri.
Judge. Abbott is of the opinion that
the order issued is; irrevocable and
there is no hope of a modification of
- Tom Ochiltree announces in an in
terview in a 'local paper here that he
'will "not tu'u for congress against Gen.
Spinola of New York as it would be
useless. He. says if he .ever-runsfor
-congress he will go back to Texas.-
"I made a record there once" he
said "overturning a democratic major-
ity of 7000 and coming up with 31000
pn the other side in a district' bigger
than the whole state of New York
' It is nbtprobableTrqm this interview'
thaf he w'U make his appearance in
Texas this fall to worry any of the
democratic candidates Just at this
time his omission of the name of the
identical districtwfiichhe'turned topsy-
turvy is pleasant to a few people in.
-1 It was expected that the president
would send in today the name of Chas
Ogden of San Antonio as judge of
the eastern district of Texas. He did
not do so and the probable reason is
the receipt by the department of jus-
tice a telegram from Kansas City
signed by J5 E; Wilson which states
that Ogden ought not to be appointed
and saying1 he .could produce affidavits
showing this. The telegram is much
.stronger than tins. It was received
several days ago it is said but no af
fidavits have come' in. The depart-
ment of justice places no confidence
in this kind of an attack but it is the
report of this telegram that has caused
a delay in the appointment in order to
give Mr. Wilson a chance to.prove that'
Mr. Ogden ought not to be appointed
Horace Speed secretary of the
Cherokee commission has resigned
his"f)osition. He is from Indiana and
was ambitious to become governor
of Oklahoma. He failed in this am-
bition and is said to be running for
secretaryship of that territory. As
soon as the president signs the Okla-
homa bill the appointment of officers
will be mad&at once. ..
The comptroller of the currency has
approved as reserve agents for natiodal
banks in Texas the Continental bank
of St Louis for the First national bank
of Bowie; the American national bank
of Kansas City for the First national
bank at Cameron; the Continental
bank of St. Louis for the farmers' na-
tional bank of Henrietta; the national
bank of Commerce of Kansas City for
the Helton national bank.
Advices from Washington are tp
the effect that the organization of the
territory of Oklahoma will probably be
delayed several Wtfeks. It is learned
however that congress niade'a scrfous
wWtake in describing the geographi-
cal Knee and boundaries of the new
territory This wiM doubtless rcsuk in
sending the bill beck with a message
from the president pointing out the
ABIKBNB TEXAS FRIDAY MOJtXIWG MAT 2 1S00.
HIGH WATER AT DALLAS
'Over the Tops of the Tallest '.tele
One of the most disastrous Moods
that has visited Dallas since 1864
reached its highest point last Sunday
and Monday. For tlie past week It
has rained continuously throughout the
West and northwest- and the Trinity
river has been swooleh by the thousands
oi small rivers and bayous which drain
the country. Friday the river began
to rise and yesterday it was within four
feet of the high water mark. The
pump house at Turtle creek from'which
the city obtains its supply bcrahie
submerged' and drove the engineers
from the premises. The inhabitants
along the banks of the rier in West
Dallas discovered that they were cut
off from the high lands. They took
refuge in the tree tops and oh the
house tops and were rescued from
their perilous position by boatmen.
Mayor Cornell sent the policeTto .their
rescue. All night the inhabitants of
he lowlands kept watch and Sunday
morning 100. houses in West Dallas
At ten o'clock the river had reached
the;hrgh water mark and was .rising at
me rate 01 seven incnes an nour un
Oak Cliff side.' the-inhabitants word
dnven from their homes near the.
river. However they . had already re-
moved their household effects to high
ground andwere beyond the reach of
the waters. Many out buildings. Tiave.
been swept away and gardens have.
been destroyed. '
On the Pallas side of the river great
damage has been inflicted on property.
The Pressed. Brick Company's works
recently erected and of thelargest.ca-
pacity in the south suffered-severely
and -the water is twenty feet deep on
their premises.. All the .brick yards m
the city are under wa er and the loss
in that direction alone will reach $50-
000. or $75000. (
The large cotton compress building
containing 3000 bales of cotton is
at this writing threatened arid the
water is said to be 15 inches deep on
the floors. At least 150. ifamilies"were
driven from their'hornes .0 the. East
Dallas side of the Trinity. .The unfor-
tunates are. .mostly negroes. Tney
packe'd tojgjr' effects to high ground in
nearly every instance although a. num-
ber of families did not desert their
dwellings until the .water came in at
the doors and windows. t
The railroads have suffered .severely
and. travel is well nigh at a stand still.
The 'trestleworks and roadbed of .the
Dallas and Oak Cliif railroad were
swept away and all. that remains is the
iron bridgd oyer the channel of the
stream; It will be two' or three weeks
before the road can be rebuilt. Pfesi-.
dent Marsalis says the loss will reach'
;into4h"e thousands The tracks of the.
G. C. &'S. Fe are under water and no
trains have left the city or entered it
over the road. The Texas trunk and
the Waxahachie branch of the M. N-
& T. are submerged and hundreds of
trestles gone. No trains are running
on the M. K & 1; The Texas
and Pacific . people are transferring'
passengers it being deemed unsafe to
run trains over the Trinity bridge.
The Houston and Texas Central has
adopted the same plan. It is estimated
that $200000 will not repair the dam-
age to these roads.
Reports from other points along the
river indicate that the inhabitants of the
flooded districts have suffered severely.
Crops have been destroyed houses
swept away and bridges and trestle
work knocked out. So far as known
no lives have been lost although many
narrow escapes have been recorded.
Today Sheriff W. H. Lewis ahd Police
Officer Grizzle were informed that a
family were lodged in thetree topsron-
West Dallas side of the river They
took a boat and rescued the flood
sufferers but came very near losing
their lives on the return trip after
having placed their chargeson dry
land. The frail skiff capsized and the
heroes were thrown into the water.
They managed to reach their 'craft
however and pulled to the shore.
Grizzle was taken from the boat more
dead than alive and Lewis did not feel
At seven o'clock the cellars of the
elevators flour mills factories and
other buildings were floodedj Those
who had been closely watching the
river said it was at a stand still which
was welcome news to all interested.
The river is one mile wide at. this point
and the depth may be imagined when
it can be stated that tli telegraph
poles along the lines of railroads are
under water. The worst is over but
the total loss will press $500000 very
Examine our 35 cent flexible hack
curry combs Just the thing for all
Horses especially nervous mi senslttye
N. Pons. $.tf.
Another $26000 HdteL
One improvement calls for another
in all progressive cities having a live
wide-awake citizenship No sooner
had it been announced that the South
side was to have a $35000 hotel than
a number 'of the pushing go-ahead
citizens of the North side organized
themselves into a company with a
capital stock of $25000 for the con-
struction of a first-class modern hotel
on this side of town. It is to be locat-
ed on the corner of North Second and
At a meeting of the members of the
company Geo. P Phillips J. G.
Lowdon J. M. Radford S. F Steerc
arfd Tjieo. Heyck were chosen direct-
ors and the directors thereupon elect;
ed Geo P. Phillips president ; Theo.
Heyck vice-president and J. G.
Lowdon secretary and treasurer. Thd
contract for the building has been let
and work will be commenced next week.
. Df. Ellbeck Hunter Talliaferro a-
successful' inventor of Nashville
Tenn. claims to !have solved the
problem of perpetual motions The fol-
lowing is a brief description of his de-
vice: A Weight is attached to a wheel
which then moves to a given point
and makes a. complete revolution .re
placing me weigni in identically me
.same relative position to the center of
the wheel as it was at first. This is a
fact. accomplished never before attain-
ed by mortal man. Then the same
principle is carried on to a moreper-
fect machine and 'the movement of
weights by self-adjustment; alternately
from oneset of pins to another causes
them-to travel in a path all the way
around the face of the wheel upon
pins juttipg outward making exact
connection with the pins upon which
the followers or weights first started.
"That this most wonderful piece of me-
chanism is without a balancing point
seems certain. The best mechanical
expert in. Nashville says that from the
most accurate drawings and tests a
prepuiiuerance ot weignt is always in'
favor" of the running of the1 device.
One of the doctor's latest patents is a
flying top a toy that whe'n given the
proper momentum spins away into
the air; "A stock company is being .or-
ganized to' manufacture the perpetual
motion device and the. top is being
Best Thing He Ever Saw
The following is an extract ' taken
from a letter written hy Mr. D. A
Reynolds editor and proprietor' of the
Herald Mich. under date of January
nth 1890:. "You will observe that!
have given your advertismeiit position
on the first page of the Herald while -
other proprietary medicines have had
to take the run of the paper. The
"reason for doing this is that upon re-
ceiving yoUr "copy" a number of the
cures effected seemed similar to that
Of which my little son was suffering
a case of blood poison or irratable
sores breaking out all over his body.
Today he is entirely free from disease
and one bottle of Swift's. Specific (S.
S. S;) did the work. Now this is the
reason for givjng you the position as
I consider Swift's Specific (S. S. S.)
the best medicine I ever saw. I wish
you unlimited success in your busi
The above is a sample of letters
which are coming to us .jail the time.
S S S.is nearer infallible than any
remedy rriade and has probably done
more good than any other medicine
known to mankind. We wilt mail a
treatise on blood and skin diseases to
all who will send us their address.
THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO
1 1 1 1
About the Census.
The taking of the census for 1.890
will begin on the first day of June
next. For the thirty days employed in
taking the census the government em-
ployes live on the fat of the land. The
supervisors when the census is com-
pleted will receive $135 each and $1
for each 1000 inhabitants in thickly
settled districts and $1.40 per 1000 in
sparsely settled districts. In no. case
however shall the aggregate compen-
sation of the supervisors be less than
$500 for the thirty days' work The
enumerators are paid for their work as
follows: s cents for each death re-
portd ; 15 cents for each Arm repor-
ted ; 3d oMtts for each setabhshmene
of pretjucuve industry; 6 cents for
each surviving sokBitr sailor or war-
THEO. HKrOK Proldoat. " Wirt 0AXKR0N VIm-KmUm.
J. G. LOWDON Cashier.
Abilene National Bank.
The Largest Banking Institution
Capital and Surplus $155000.
THEOD.-HEYOK WM. CAMERON GEO. PHILLIPt
: ' E. B. BOXXTNS J. M. DAUGHXXTY
tf.WBED W B;BBAZZEI.TON J. Q. LOWDOK
Accounts of MerchantB Farmers and Stookmen solicited.
Accommodations consistent with judicious banking cheer-
fully extended. The Collection Department of this Bank
is an important feature. Collections made oil all points and
promptly remitted 'for on day of payment.
Transaots a General Banking: Business polleotions a Spe-
cialty and Promptly Bemitted for
DIRECTORS J. H. Parramore G. A. Blrkland B. BT. Wylle
Brooke Smith Otto "W. Steffens T. S.Bollins B. H. Sintenis.
Any correspondence in regard
F. W.JAMES -: . JA$. P. MASSIE
President.- . Vlce-PreIden't.
Farmers & Merchants National Bahk
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Hoeny, John, Jr. The Abilene Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, May 2, 1890, newspaper, May 2, 1890; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth330658/m1/1/: accessed December 3, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Public Library.