The Abilene Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 32, Ed. 1 Friday, August 7, 1891 Page: 4 of 8
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The Abilene 'Reporter.
ABILENE - . - TEXAS.
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FRIDAY AUGUST 7 1891
JOllfr JfOm JR. Editor.
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Ottce In Kktortkr HaildinR on Second Street.
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tertd t tbe Ablln Tex l'o'tofflce a
fJecond-Clnw Mali Matter.
-(Me year..... k. ........ ..$1.50
Six month... ..... ...... 75
Tkrec month.... ................. 40
Abilene and Taylor county must be
well represented at the World's fair.
Vote for your friend for the "hew
wagon we offer to the most popular
The farmers are getting from$rooo
$1500 a day now for the wheat they
The St. Louis exposition opens
Wednesday Sept. ad and closes Octo-
The Austin Statesman is Out in a
bran new dress and is as pretty as a
Our local World's fair commissioners
must begin work in earnest soon. De-
lays are dangerous.
President Harrison has fired Quay
and Dudley. Benny is now classed
among the sl.rewdest of politicians.
The rain makers are near Midland
about 150 miles west of this place and
they will try their first experiment some
time next week.
The editors of southwest Texas will
meet at Rockport on the 10 th of August
and organize the Southwestern Texas
Next Monday the people of Texas
will vote on the proposed amendments
to the constitution. The Reportfr
publishes the text of each in another
The sentiment favoring the alien
land law will run out after awhile.
( Meantime tbe people will continue to
suffer from its effects on money.
Read our proposition to give away
a Harrison Wagon in another column
of to-day's paper and cut out and
vote the coupon foryour farmer friends.
The advocates of the alien land law
are crying for tariff reduction or for
free trade uyanything but money. Let
Texas people have the privilege to go
into the cheapest' market they can find
The Reporter deprecates the act-
ion of the toughs who egged Sam
Jones at Houston last week. There
are two things that are too low. too
mean to be tolerated by decent peo-
ple tbe throwing of eggs and murder
by mobs. Sam Jones' most severe crit-
ics will feel the disgrace of the Hous-
ton episode as keenly as his greatest
Elsewhere in to-day's paper we pub-
lish the full text of the alien land law.
The effect of the passage of this law is
already felt in the trade centres and
the farmers of the crop mortgage dis-
trict will know more about it when the
merchants are forced to cut them down
to half rations because of the inability
of the Ideal banks to carry the mer-
chants and the merchants inability to
Genl. Dorenforth who has charge
of the party sent out tram Washington
to experiment on the production of
rain passed through this city for Mid-
land WcdneSdiy evening. The first
experiments will be made in a feways
at a point about twenty miles from that
place.- The result of this experiment
will be looked for with great interest
by the people west.
A Reporter representative had the
pleasure of faceting the party. They
have two car loads of marerial and
apparatus and the trial ext week will
be the first outside of Washington
where the apparatus was tested and
everything worked jaiiooUily. Rain
was produced twiceout of three trials.
Cch'I. Dorenforth and hi company are
a rery genial Jot and they aic very
favorably impremed with West Tcxut
awl will jirubtbly put in icvcral wk
I tWU Urntoiy
If the artificial method of produc-
log rain should prove successful then
every man hi the country will have to
be consulted before a rain is caused.
Anotherthirig to be considered is that
Mondays and Tuesdays are wash days.
If Frank Mtlbourne. tbe rain maker
has really succeeded in causing a down
pour by machinery and chemicals then
the great plains of 1 Paso and the
valley of the Pecos all the arid portion
of Texas can be made to blossom as
the rose. It is claimed that the eighth
experiment of Mr. Melbourne at Can-
ton O. yesterday was a success. But
the scheme seems so chcmcrical as to
require the amplest proof before ac-
cepting it as a fact. Austin Ntws.
Mr. Melbourne says he can cause
a rain to fall in one country as well as
another and at one time as well as another.
Monday's daily papers were chock
full of crime. On the first page of
News were accounts of the killing of
Newton Baker Robert Ingesoll's pri-
vate secretary by Orville M. Anderson
at Craton Landing N. Y. the murder
of Mr. Brunfield and fan ily by Ital-
ians in Kentucky; a murder and an act
cidentat killing at a dance in DurangO
Colo.; fatal duel with knives between
two Mexicans at Halle ttsville nrtd an
exciting. encounter between Jailor Bur-
rows and a maniac named Matines at
Comanche. On the same page were
reported accidents damage by storms
and a lecture by Ingalls on prohibition.
Great first page that in the News
It is rumOred that Abilene can get
another weekly newspaper if the peo-
ple will only put up enouglvmoney to
encoutage it to locate here. The
Reporter is of the opinion that in as
much as the people of Abilene got the
News and the Reporter without put-
ting up a bonus they will not put up
a very large sum to get another. If
the projectors of the new paper do not
think enough of the field to come with
out a bonus orif the investment will
not pay without a bonus is secured
then the enterprise had better be drop-
ped. If there is any pie here for news-
paper enterprises why not slice it up
and give the papers already here a
chance at it.
The Forum for August is a very
fine number dealing with living sub-
jects and diving deep to the base of
what it treats of. "Russia and the
Jews"is placed under the head Rus-
sian Finance" '.'The Persecution" and
"Methods and Places of Refuge" and
the authors are respectively Dr. F H.
Geffeken I. A. Hourwich and Baron
de Hirsch. The persecution of this
people in Russia of course creates
deep interest everywhere and these
papers will he read with avidity. The
remainder of the number is devoted to
thoughtful consideration of matters of
political economy science and finance
and is well worth reading. The Forum
Publishing cqmpauy Union Square
The prospects for fine trade in Abi-
lene this fall are very encouraging
The crops are good cattle are selling
at fair prices and we will have thous-
ands of people opening up new farms
and building new houses. The out-
look is indeed promising.
You who are investing your earnings
in chill tonic and doctor bills can do
yourselves your family and this coun-
try good service by moving here where
we have no local causes for malaria.
There are thousands of acres of un-
occupied lands in this country await-
ing the touch of the intelligent farmer
that will bring him handsome returns
for his labor and the capital invested.
Our amusement loving people seem
to be taking a rest now. There is
little going on now to divert the mind
from the thought that this is an ex-
ceedingly warm time of the year.
We invite the attention of our read-
ers to the advertisement of the Baird
fair association in another column.
The fair opens Sept 14th and contin-
ues five days.
Miss Emma Troese of Dallas has
arrived and will begin her class
music next week.
G. B Contey of Taylor connty near
Buffalo Gap claims to have railed the
largest watermelon in the state. Ilia
laigcit weighed no i'j potindi and
his longest was 35 Inches in length
Rising Star Record.
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED SOME NEW THINGS IN
LADIES1 CLOTH TOPS WITH FRENCH
We carry the Celebrated Rockfor4 fine shoes for men
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W. D. BROWN'S RED FRONT SHOE STORE
1 PINE: STREET NEXT DOOR TO J. M. RADFORD'S.
Alta Vista is attracting' more atten-
tion every day and buyers in this lo-
cality are growing riumerou.
The lumber for fencing Lakeside
Park has been ordered. By the way
have you priced lots in Lakeside?
They arc offered at low prices and on
easy terms and the location1 cant be
beat in Abilene.
Sam Young's handsome cottage is
admired by all who have seen it.
A large force of workmen are en-
gaged on the Boatman building and
they are putting down the immense
foundation in a hurry. .
Prof. LimbaUgh is a very busy man
now. He is arranging for the opening
of his school and looking after; the fin-
ishing of his new building.
Mrs. D. Delias ordered new desks
for her school. They will arrive in
time for the opening.
Geo Walshe has added a new room
to his residence on North Second
Mrs. Lapowski is having her resi- .
aence so mucn improveu wai oara
will hardly know the place when he
returns from the east.
The grounds of the high school
building have been improved by the
building of a new fence on the south
side of the grounds and a neat little
room over the cistern.
P. H. Grady has improved the
appearance of his blacksmith shop on
Chestnut street by having it weather-
boarded. What was left of the Condon build-
ing on Pine street after the fire is
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sayles have a
delightful flower garden at their home
in Alta Vista. Thty will please ac-
cept ihe thanks" of editor's family for
two very handsome boquets.
The Chinese Clings will soon be
ripening and tlie Reporter would
like to see a large collection in our ex-
hibit. Anderson &; Anderson have a very
unique advertisement in to-day's paper
of Alta Vista. Read tt.
Lakeside owners donate ' five per
cent of the gross amount of their sales
until October 1st to the local fire de-
partment. Ward is doing business in a tent
north of his old stand until he can get
a suitable building for a gallery.
Dr. J. T. Harrington and family
have mdved into their pretty cottage
and are making the yard very attrac-
tive already. T
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The Reporter is in receipt of a cata-
logue of the Weatherford college
Weatherford Texas This college was
established by the authority of the
Weatherford district conference of the
Northwest Texas conference of the
Methodist church south. The school
is well established is Gncly equipped
with first-class apparatus The build-
ings are large well lighted and venti-
lated and the faculty is equal to that
in any college in the Slate.
Cottolinc new preparation to lake
place of lard at Mackechney's. 3'tf
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'WE MAKE A SPECIALTY
LADIES FINE SHOES.
And carxy at all times a full Una of the celobratod
DREW SELBY & GO. Md HAMILTON-BROWN SHOE GO SHOES.
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prices will hold it we know we will keep it.
Anderson & Anderson
REAL ESTATE DEALERS
Fine two story brick business block
on pine street; rents for $1000.00 per
year. Price $750000.
Desirable business'lot 25x140 on
Pine street between N. Second and 3d
30x100 feet cor. N Second and
Cypress streets two-story frame build-
ing; choice business location; $3500.
6 lots 50x140 within five blocks of
business on north side in best resi-
dence portion of town at from $150
640 acres. 8 miles north of Abilene!
on Mulberry Creek; every foot first-
class valley land fenced with four
wires and Cedar post. 140 acres in
cotton 1-4 of which goes with the
place. Field fenced to itself and
crossed fenced. Crop looking fine.
House of two rooms small orchard
good well abundance of fine stock
water in creek. Price $1000 per acre.
960 acres. 6 miles south-east of
Abilene; all fenced and cross-fenced.
200 hundred acres in cultivation; the
best ot living water two tenant houses
nearly all first-cUss land. One of the
best ranches and farms combined in
in the county. Will pay to investigate.
160 acres every foot rich valley
land 50 atres in cultivation nlade fine
wheat crop this season; all fenced
with the exception of 1-2 mile; just
west of town and almost adjoining
city limits. Only $1500 per acre
a bargain lasting creek of water.
236 acres 2 miles west of town;
small house 50 acres in cultivation;
all fine Elm valley land lasting creek
of water. $1600 per acre $1200
cash balance to suit.
400 acrest 6 mites west of town on
railroad; fine land with only small
amount of rough land will make a
beautiful farm. $6.00 per acre on
We do a strictly land business in-all its branches and will be pleased to give any infoimation desired relative to
lands in the Abilene country of Texas. Call and see us or address us by letter and all communications shall receive
Anderson & Anderson
in Kangaroo and Calf
FOR SALE BY
to $300; very cheap and desirable.
Choice residence lots in all parts of
town at reasonable prices.
Nice residences in all parts of town
from $800 to $4000.
Have sole agency for that desirable
sub-division "LAKESIDE" sit-
uated in north-west portion of the city
consisting of 400 lots at prices and on
terms to suit all as cheap as the
Have sole agency for "BELLiE
AND RANCH PROPERTIES.
1660 acres 9 miles south-west of
town all fenced with foor wires small !
house 90 acres in cultivation surface
water rarely fails mostly first-class
land fine ranch. $7.ooper acre one
half cash balance on time at 10 per
400. acres 4 1-2 miles northwest of
Abilene on the Anson road; nearly all
fine level land; beautifully situated
for a home and a farm $7.50 per
acre 1-3 cash balance on easy terms.
1550 acres in the south-east portion
of the county about 20 miles from
Abilene on 2-mile creek a tributary
to Jim Ned; lasting water about 100
acres available a very fine ranch. Price
$3.25 per acre; will pay to inves-
tigate. 13 sections of the finest land in the
stale in the western portion of Nolan
county 40 miles west of Abilene with-
in from 1 1-2 to 5 miles of the town
Vista on the Texas & Pacific railroad.
Abundant well water at reasonable
. - . . ;
celled for quality of soil and conven
ience of location. $5.50 to $6 50 per
acre on reasonable terms. Parties
desiring first-class farm lands as an
mvi iei or .ur cultivation would)
do well to examine these land before
depth. 1111s uouy ol land is unex-lfenr
Corner Cypress and N. 1st
KID ' FOXlM
at low prices. We want i k
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VUE RIJDGE" in south-west por-
tion of town 100 acres cut up into
one acre lots beautifully located and
very desirable for surburban .homei.
The only strictly acre city property.
Have sole agency for beautiful
"ALTA VISTA" high and dry
central-western portion of the city well
worth investigation fancy property.
Have business and residence prop-
erty in .lit parts of the city at prices
and on terms to suit all.
14 sections of land in the . eastern
portion of Mitchell county from 2 to
6 miles of Lorraine station in' quanti-
ties of from i(Jo acres up at $3.50
and $4.00 per acre.
9 1-2 sections well watered good
house inclosed with 10 1-2 leased sec- x
tions making a 20 acre pasture good
land fine grass has been carrying
2500 head of steers For sale at $4
per acre. The balance of the land
enclosed can be leased for a term of
years. This land is located in the eas-
tern portion of Mitchell county sputh '
of Lorraine station three miles.
53 sections of pasture land fenced K
in three pastures 40 miles of fence
good ranch house four wells and wind
mills good tanks finest of grass land.
In the southwestern portion of Mitch-
ell county. The imnrovements for
j sale at $6000; cost over $10000.
J here is a four years lease on the en-
closed land with nrivileee of renewal.
i Will carry from 3000 to 3500 cattle.
fine opnortunitv for liartv desirmr
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Agents for T. and P lands
Mtcbell and Howard counties.
Desirable ranch and farm lands
improved and unimproved throughout
the Abilene country.
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Hoeny, John, Jr. The Abilene Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 32, Ed. 1 Friday, August 7, 1891, newspaper, August 7, 1891; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth330720/m1/4/: accessed March 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Public Library.