The Abilene Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 35, Ed. 1 Friday, August 28, 1891 Page: 4 of 8
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The Abilene Reporter.
AJilliENE'- - - TEXAS.
FRIDAY AUGUST a8 i8ot.
JOHN IIOENY. JA. Editor.
IBf ' . Office In "RiroitTHi Buildinj; on Second Strett.
Entered ai the Abilene T"M rotffle M
HeoonJCUM Mall Nlter.
Taxis and ?eUe LealTim Table
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The public schools open next Mon-
day. The greatest evil in legislation
against the farmer' is the tariff.
The Baird fair offers $2300 tor
races and they Should have some good
The democrats will have to confine
themselves to the tatifT issue if they
.elect the next 'president.
The track at Baird is in much better
?" rut tiiaait was last year anu me norses
will g -i faster.
Dallas seems to be a ctty of fires
if' wniie fort tvortn comes to tne iront
f"-7 jvilh Iter usual number of sensations.
Waco had a big fire last week caus-
'il hv thr riirelrK-sness of a little lmv.
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who has a habit of striking matches
and throwing them away.
The teachers in our public schools
should take great pride in aiding Texas
World's fair exhibit association. There
mat be no laggards among the teach-
ers. The insurance men are after Dallas'
city council on the water question now
and it begins to look as if that honor-
able would really have to get a move
The premium list of the Pecan Val-
ley fair association has been received
at this'office The dates are Sept 28th
to Oct. 2d inclusive.
Texas en Wheels at Chicago.
Chicago III Avg. 23 1891. Sun-
day night in the "Wind City" with a
cold northeast rain blowing a gale and
our exhibit cars taking the blunt of the
storm' is anything but pleasant and
agreeaoie lo-aay has been a regu-
lar Chicago winter-day with the ther-
mometer low enough to make fire and
Overcoats feel good and ram enough
to Iceep people in doors; but notwith-
standing the'cold and inclement weath-
er the exhibit cars have been thronged
all day. It is not our Custom to open
the cars to visitors on Sunday but
there are a large class of people in
' Chicago who have no other time dur-
ing the week in which to visit such
things and it was for their benefit that
it was kept open to-day. We estimate
that 5000 people passed through the
cars and among them were Texans
viz: Col. It G Lowe of the Gal DaL
News Thos. W. Jackson of the Santa
Fe and Dr. Thunnand of Dallas. In
coming here from Havana our last
stopping place we passed over a mag-
nificent fanning country but they are
beyond a pcor man's reach ranging
in price from $ too to $125 per acre
and nearly all the land taken up. The
land question is a serious one to the
poor man in Illinois who wishes to se-
cure a home. Rents are enormonsly
high land renting from six to seven
dollars per acre and not near enough
w1lj' lo supply the demand. In one county.
$ 'A (Cass) alone it is estimated that seven
5 ' hundred farmers nr wnnlinn lin.t wlm
will le compelled to go somewhere
where lands are lower. These were
eager to secure Texas literature and
if only a portion of them go to Texas
who say they are going then the mis.
mloii of the exhibit will not have been
in vaiu. They inquire about churches
j achouk and taxation and when told
" tk4 our public school fund will toon
mti $109099090 and that tucs am
Only twenty cents on the hundred dollars
they are loath to believe it
A more opportune time for this mis-
sion could not have been chosen as
there are a large number of people on'
the eve of moving somewhere nnd a
wprd spoken now may be worth a
whole speech a month hence.
Here we find land agents from the
distant Pacific coast country and from
Puget sound who preach that their's is
the garden of Eden. W- of Texas
of course say that Texas is the farmers
paradise and we have the best of the
argument as we are backed by this
year's product of field farm orchard
and garden and when a man passes
through the exhibit cars and beholds
our wheat corn oats barley rye cot-
ton fruits rivaling those of California
and of every variety of wood mineral
flour suar leather blankets packed
aqd canned meats he is captured and
it will take something more than an
earthquake to keep him away from
Quite a laughable incident occurred
last Sunday on our way here. Our
cars in their gaudy paints looked very
much like circus cars and at one sta
tion there was a large crowd of urchins
congregated. Gov. Hubbard was sit-
ting near the door when one of the
boys sang out: "Barnums show is
here I see the old man" mistaking the
governor for BarnumC That boy has
still to learn that the great showman
has crossed to the other side. . Appro-
pos Barnutn's great show arrived here
last night and will give their first per-
During the past week the exhibit was
visited by ex-Senator "Farwell Mrs.
Gov. Oglesby Mrs. Ryan Col. Jno.
T. Dickinson and the entire World's
fair commission and by the following
Texans: Col. W. S. Clerndon. Tyler
Col. Robert McCart. Fort Worth; E. F-
Booty Georgetown; Mr. Wiseman
Ccmanche Col. R. G. Lowe Thos-W.
Jackson Galveston; Dr. Thurman Dal-
las; Fred Fcigle Houston Mrs. E. A.
Williams Sherman and a number of
Galveston ladies whose names I have
forgotten. All were proud of the
showing made by Texas and predicted
its unbounded success. We go from
here to Waukesha to-morrow and re-
main two days then 10 Des Moines and
remain there until Sept. 4 then to the
Wisconsin and Minnesota state fairs
and get around to the St. Louis expo-
sition and fair about Oct. 5. When
the weather gets too cold up in this
country Col. Slosson expects to visit
Tennessee Georgia and the Car-
olinas and show our southern brethren
what Texas can produce
The unqualified success of this un
dertaking is now assured provided the
people of Texas hold up Col. Siosson's
hands with the proper financial backing-
If they do this he will bring to Texas
through this exhibit a quarter of a mil
lion of people. The overplus of pros-
perity in the west must go somewhere
and as they can't go west thev must
come south therefore well directed ef-
forts will land them in Texas.
Comnel Them to Ring Their Bells.
The junction of Pine Street and the
Texas & Pacific railway is a dangerous
place when the local or other trains are
switching there no matter what pre-
caution mav be taken by the trainmen;
but when the engineer leaves the en-
gine for his fireman to run and they
keep running over the crossing back
and forth without ringing the bell of
giving any notice of their coming the
danger is increased a thousand times.
This dangerous practice can be seen
every day at the crossing. The engineer
aud fireman have positive orders to ring
the bell of the engine when approach-
ing a crossing and if they will not obey
orders from the officials the city mar-
shall should pull them off the engine
and present them to the mayor. One
or to fines imposed for violations of
this kind will lessen the danger at this
The prices of wheat continue firm.
Yesterday morning some sold as high
as 86 i-j thpugh the prices' average
from 83 to 86 cents. The shipments
to date amount to 170 cars and the
total receipts are estimated at 125000
Miss Mary J Jones of La Grange
Tcnn- arrived in the city Sunday even-
ing. .Mm Jones has been visiting her
parents 111 Tcnn during the summer
and returns to take Mini Callahan's
place in the high school
THE JOLLY DRUMMERS.
Tie loi Who Yiilt Abilene and
What They do
W. L. Mason New York was hete
Friday interviewing the jewelry men.
H. Himrod representing D. B. Fisk
& Co. Chicago spent Sunday in this
J. W Lyons Crazed Va selling
druggists' sundries interviewed the
drug men here Monday;
H. A. Dix Kansas City was in the
E. K. Byrd. Bristol Tehn. selling
tobaccos spent Monday here.
Felix B.OLippman representing the
Shapleigh hardware company St.
Louis and one of the jolliest boys on
the road spent several days here this
Ed Fallon Dallas spent Saturday
with our merchants. " "' '
P. D. Weatherford. Louisville Ky.
interviewed the clothing men here Sat-
R. W Hanaway Dallas looked af-
ter the implement trade here Saturday.
A. E. Westervelt representing Col
gate & Co. was here Ttjesday.
W. L. Crawford the Dozier cracker
man spent Tuesday with the grocery
N. A. Dutton Boston a genial and
clever queens ware salesman spent
G. H Scott St. Louis "made?' Abi-
W. H. Sanders St. Louis was here
R. D. Speed Ft. Worth an old Mem-
phis boy was in the city yesterday.
Mr. Speed is an old friend of the An-
dersons and Andrew Moone.
S. B. Goode Cincinnati is another
traveling man who "makes" Abilene.
He was here Tuesday.
J. Dillion. selling notions for a Chi-
cago house worked the trade here yes-
terday. Around Town.
Have you tried for the prize for the
T. T. T. advertisement of Alia Vista.
A full force mechanics are now at
work on the Baptist college and the
contractors say it will be completed by
the middle of November.
Arthur Springer will be here next
week and let the contract for the im-
provement ot Lakeside Park.
The number ot competitors for the
T. T. T. Alta Vista prize grows but
there is a chance for you yet Send
Anderson & Anderson your advertise
Work ts delayed on the Boatman
block on account of the non-arrival of
pressed brick for front. These" will
arrive Monday when work will be re-
sumed. Cement side walks are going down
in front ofGus. Ackermans'.
Prof Limbaugh's school building is
Architect Gibb will put up John
Pratt's new cottage.
A new gravely walk is being put down
in front of John Bowyer's lot on Cedar
B. B. Kenyon is improving his resi-
Superintendent Kelly says the de-
mand for electric lights is increasing
all the time.
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Hoeny, John, Jr. The Abilene Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 35, Ed. 1 Friday, August 28, 1891, newspaper, August 28, 1891; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth330723/m1/4/: accessed June 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Public Library.