The Abilene Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 23, Ed. 1 Friday, June 9, 1893 Page: 4 of 8
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'forget 'to j?? m his laugh.
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If it is true that cleanliness is next
focftmest ids equally true that dirt
the death angel dance together.
The first shipment of American hay
laaW ether side of the Atlantic has
Nntttijr been raade. There is no good
' Ms6i why the south should not supply
kf 10 the world.
While k w trttethat yoa can't make
A attic- purse cut of a sow's ear the
people of Texas can line the old fash
stocking under the hearthstone
food dollars by raising hogs of
the fecr-legged registered kind.
Fectmateh for Dr. Briggs and all
other poor mortals not excepting the
Imwaii judges who proaouHced ;him a
Weretic there is a Supreme Judge who
kot bouadby articles of faith 'or
Meded by Intolerant sectarianism.
l j. ae rao senous oDjecuon to the
l income tax is that no one would-be
i sfeie lo live within his means. Fal-
V4 Hff evidently bad the business of the
tax acaessor in mind when he said
Lofd. how this world is given to
Whea CowptroMer EckeW of the
iMMwry depariweirt forcibly sat dewa
iHthe presijert of the two North Da.
JNtebaaltc which hd failed lie oaly
4hJ'wwt was rifht.'- Natioaal basks
nukl aever be Med fof speculative
fwrposss or to boom hwd acheasn.
CiMrkyMitclKMadJw Hall is-
daedma free fight ia London last
wnk. Itwonklbea good thiaf for
Ae: worU if such gtry would fight ia
ameat ad to Ae fielsk wheaever two
i"riHr3B. aaect The Loadoa police
a4oaid nave let thew k& each other
The attewtioa f the city go vera
Mat is resatctfaBy called to mad
; at several places m tow that
; malodorous as the criase of Ha-
IcVs aacle. Naturally so place could
wm)k healthy thaa Abileae but evea
fcere fihh k the forerunner of disease.
Uadertakerx come higher than scav-
agcrs. UTaJf street not stisfied with . upset
tiaf the business ol the country be-
cams Mr. Cleveland differed from its
rulers a the issue pf bonds now pro
noses to "bear" th $3000000 of
boads issued to pay for the Cherokee
atrip. This will mean a continuation
os the strucle for a time but it is not
probable that cither Mr. Cleveland or.
the people of America' at large will
consent to be dominated by the Wall
atrtetjugglers. The struggle for su-
aweasacy was sure to come and it is
papbaMy better to have the mutter set
oad at akce.
The people of Abilene are notably
haaaiuhhr. geeerous aad kind hearted.
Waeaiae atraager ceaaes here he is
wvraaly welcAmd'Md wen the-iull
fisf msaisiaaee goaa up fio some dis
aater serjehav coBsmussity the people
of Ah ilea p' fmlty to the .eak-a-tof
their aba. The cry for haip
qaickly haaad aad icadih recpoaded
. Such a cry dM Ktfcmffm. mm
ltaaaaakebi. lJt aaaaatt-a
feoftvcfyavttatl - carM
rWitaia its ajw w ftadtfin Kswy
e4V WKtheiwt ee start ; er
owe kiawlwdae of a focal hppea'twf
that others' weuld be glad to knotf
aud which the RroTt. would be
gtd to ruWih The help the Rk-
TORTER ashs is that each oT Us readers
will aid it In m.kitig it readable and it
askMtiis help" not Ohly ffom the peo
pie of Abttefte but from those through
out Taylor county and adjoining
counties. The Reporter lidocs not
believe w promisespor in protestations
of friendshTpi Promises are rarely
kept and there are . tome classes of
people whose friendship R does not
expect or want. All that it asks is the
help of right minded people and all
that it ptomtsLS is to try to give full
worth fof every dollar paid it for either
subscription or advertising.
According to the report of the schol-
astic census oi Abilene while the total
faumber of white boys and girls between
the ages of 8 and 16 is at evenly
divided as could be inspection of the
table shows that this is strangely vari
ant in different years.; Between the
ages of i-5 and t6 for instance there
are nearly twice as many girls as boys
while between the ages of 1 1 and 12
the balance .is just the opposite. In
an olejer community this showing
might make basis for interesting calct
lations under the ever ne-r law of
chance hut as at least one half of the
children now within the scholastic age
in Abilene were brought bete from
other places it would hardty.be safe to
formulate any system for future calcu
lation. The futility of such a system
is shown by a comparison of the two
lines in the table devoted to children
of 8 and 9 years. Why there should
be 51 boys of 9 and only 48 girls
and why at the age of 8 there should
be but 39 bos and the large . rtmber
of 55 giris bard to understand. It
is still harder to understand why with
the excellent system of of schools in
Abilene there should be 19 boys and
13 girls between the ages of 8 and 16
who cannot read. Some allowances
si of course to be made for children
of weak mennl'ty and for those whose
progress has been retarded by sickness
but this allowance should not amount
to one to every twenty which Is nearly
the proportion shown by the census
return. Neither does not appear to be
any very good reason why 'about
one child in every ten within the schol-
astic age should be either forbidden to
go to school or permitted to remain out.
of it. The eight years oCscbool life pro-
vided by the state it short enough and
children should not only be allowed !o
complete the fufl terra but they should
becoaspeNed to do so
Ssctreysd by fxre and KU at
The Price Bakmg Powder Company
of Chicago which i known through-
out the country for the superior excel-
lency of its baking powder met -with a
serious loss on the morning pf May
18th in the nearly total destruction by
fire of.its factory and offices. No
sooner htd the flames been subdued
than the work of restoration commen-
ced and the company by prudent fore
sight 'having had stored in outside
warehouses duplicate machinery labels
and supplies of raw. materials in pre-
paration for any emergency was en-
able by energetic management with-
in a very few days after the fire
to resume manufacturing thereby
causing its customers but a trifling de-
lay in the filling ol their orders. Had
the company not been so prepared
the delay would have been very.senous
suce it would have required months ot
time to get new machinery.
It Ij now forty years since the goods
manufactured by this company were
first placed on maiket to Dr. PriceJ
being due the distinction of having
prepared the first can of Cream of
Tarter Baking Powder ever manufact-
ured in any country. It was a great
discovery superseding as it did the
old .method of using cream of tarter
and soda separately to say nothing
of saleratus with which the. biscuits ol
early d.ys were embittered.
The Price company .has no connec-
tion whatever with any other baking
powder company or manufacturer uot
withstanding reprefcntions to be the
contrary made by Other miuafacturcrs
whose sole aim is to dadevo the pub-
lic ami borrow the good name and
faase acquired by the Priee Cream
Baking Fow-ier which is kiwMra aH
over the wosid at the pure aaa "atost
Til TT laVCftXa.
TVs jHrj sf the Wr(riif lci
Larry Chittenden as In town kst
week He is a fine fellow r good
stoty teK r something of a lion and
of course a favorite wjth those; who
know him. It Itprtfjkble that nb two
of his friends know him in the same
way find if two were asked why they
liked him Iheh- answers would be total-
ly different unless each took refuge in
the woman's retreat of "because!
Years and years ago when Cincin
nati was the "Queen City of the West"
and St. Louts was a trading village the
dry goods firm of S. P.. Chittenden &
Co.j was flourishing ia New York.
The modest Co. of the concern was
H. A. Chittenden a shrewd and push
ing business man with a great deal Of
the old time religious zeal. At certain
seasons of the year this Chittenden
would travel west in the interests of his
house and when he had finishcd his
business in each town would give him-
self to the pleasure he derived from
In Cincinnati when he was sti'l a
young man he held one of those im
promptu services Among the con-
gregation was General Gang of the
Kentucky famtly a gentleman of the
old school in the south. General
Gano was pleased with the young man
and seeking hHs acquaintance invited
him to visit his house "the Acacia"
in Cincinnati when he met Mtss Gano
the daughter of the general.
When Mr. Chittenden went west
again he visited the Gano mansion
in Kentucky where were all the xld
time features pf southern life. Though
an ardent northener the atmosphere
of this southern home and the charm
of the fair Kentuckian were such that
he proposed the marriage which was
soon after solemnized. Mr. Chitten-
den's family was as old and honorable
as that of General Gano. The old
home "Mapleside" in Connecticut
had been in the Chittenden family
since 1 639. This is near the town of
Guilford where Fife Green Halleck
and Cyrus W Field were born and is
still owned by the Chittendens.
The children born of the Gano and
Chittenden union combined as one of
Larry Chittenden's reviewers has aptly
said the northern force and southern
fire. There were two daughters and
four sons Henry Dan Charley and
Larry. They are all of literary tastes
though Larry is the only one whose
poetic insect was not crushed out of
existence by the practice Henry.
When George W. Peck was but a
poor tramp printer Henry and Dan to-
gether published the Milwaukee Times
aad many arethe entertaining stories
of the Bohemian life of those days.
Together they gave the sultry Ella
Wheeler Wilcox her first literary en-
couragement and hence are to a degree
responsible for the increased heat of
American summers. It was of a
bachelor dinner of those days that
many years after Peck wrote in. his
Sun of the egg which had fallen from
grace that was dealt to him in Chester-
fietdian manner by Henry."
"Henry was a pretty good fellow-
then" said Larry the othernight "but
they call him the good editor now
Poor fellow he has been with Bennett
on the Herald for seventeen years and
he conducts the Johnson street prayer
meeting every day.
When Larry was a baby soon after
he was christened William Laurence
he gave Unmistakeable evidence that
the germs of poetry were at work with-
in him- Before he learned to speak
English he was heard to say;
"A goo b wah giroo papa
Tewlt a woo h tee mum."
Henry frowned so stroagly on tins
and like efforts that the smaller Larry
put his muse to sleep And when the.
proper time came went into business
with his father and uncle. He literally
grew up in the dry goods business and
few poets have had a keener apprecia-
tion than he of what there is in a fine
piece af dry goods when it has been
properly made up. During one of his
trips in Texas he became convinced
that some thousands of acres of rich
land owned by the family in Jones
codnty might be made rnor? profitable
so to quote a trade" Journal of the
time he quit the pursuit of the dry
goods trade for that of the lively Texas
Thw was eight years ago about the
time that his bumc wuwowtd fro
herfottdsltmiber rWeitfeh the intcrfer-
ahee.of a pretty ' Sn Angelo girl.
Larry fought with the muse as Jacob
of old fought with the angel but the
nluse wort and the record of the fight
was told in the San Angelo Standard
under the heading of "The Odd Fel-
lows' Ball." That was Larry's first
real poem and its merit silenced even
Henry's non-soulful remarks. Indeed
Henry praised it And praised it highly.
That and the solitary life led by Lary
on hiii ranch; thn days Spent listening
to the songs of birds and the nights in
the pure stillness of the prairie; the
flower perfumed wiqd- and the sun-;
shinfe on the tawny ' grass developed
the great love he had for the beautiful
in nature and after the manner of all
lovers he sang praises to that he
His literary work has long been
known but his first book 'Ranch'
Verses" is a recent publication which
has won well merited praise from re-
viewers all over the country. He has
wrought Ins life into its lines and may
well leelprO'ud of his success.
While Mr. Chittenden is known to
most Abilene people there are some to
whom he is a stranger. When the
hot seaspn is over ne will return' from
the east where he is visiting the sum-
mer homes ot his swagger friends.
When the people who jtlo n it know
him see a small light built active
youngish man with a well shaped
head of wavy glossy black hair with
black side whiskers and moustache a
face browned by out of door life with
a nose that seems as -sensitively full of
life as that of a well bred terrier and a
mouth both strong and sweet the
whole lit up by a pair of changeable
eyes now gray now blue ever moving
and full of interest if the man is
dressed in fine raiment which does not
appear fine and which half proclaims
the ranchman half the man of the
world with a dash of the yachtsman
and a soupcon of Bohemianisn that's
Larry God bless him!
1 ' 1 .
The Exchange Table.
The Sherman Register says:
The man who 'thinks there will be no re-
ductions ia pension expenditure during this
administration will be badly fooled.
Snap-Shots sometimes . shows ' a
gleam of wisdom. He says:
Sift your words nd use only those that are
small enough to Tall through.
The Dallas News says:
Got. Fowler ofNew Yotk vetoed 121 of the
flllls passed by the legislature. The weakness
and em se of this age and country Is too much'
legislation. Will the average mitrepresenta-
tive never learn this troth!
The Childress County Index re-
Every tirmer you meet now-a-days com-
mences talking about feeding cattle this com-
ing winter. They are 00 the right track at
This from the Runnels County
Nice things said about a fellow after he's
laid beneath the daisies may make some of
his friends or relatives feel good but they will
not help him near so much as ii said while he
is breathing or moring around.
The Reporter always understood
it was original sin and colic that
aroused a baby at night 'put the Ter-
rell Banner blames the rooster. It
The rooster wakes you. up in the morning
and the baby at night
The Milford Courier thinks.
Itis not disgraceful to be ba1dheaded( but
it is very inconvenient In fly time.
The Waxahachte Enterprise strikes
home when it says:
k Thecauticms Induslriout and economical
citizen never has much kick to make against
The Central Texas Journal says;
Life may not be worth living but no one
has comeback to piove that death is worth
The Bairr4 Star pithily says:
Squelch the demagogue.
The Clay County Chieftain remarks:
We are a little )ateln coming out this week
as the editor Was moving and is now keeping
house in W II. Johnson's residence on
Archerstreet where "we and our wife" will
be pleased to see our friends.
The Albany News editorially says:
Three gentlemen from Abilene headed by
Mi. IfancocV have been doing some good
work on the tin roots in Albany this week.
The Eddy Argus is nothing if not
honest. It says;
The Argus does not know any railroad news
this week butpreunts a number of dippings
Jrdm exchanges In Tegard to possible scheme s
of local Interest.
The Garland News doesn't Relieve
inLindley Murray but it ra'tans twelll'
It reasons thus:
Ttfnnflin nttoht in fr-t AtU-- mnt- ..!... A.
children with more kindness and politeness
men mey do uietr own.
The Bryan Eigle says:
taMWW4afas1(r-ifMtlM Tmttmot kU
'11 - JSTpt the ex-frreafdeat but miutukrt-r ofv
tho HARKISOIC WAQOK. ' FMtarylfi !.
' 'jeairvthe ceJebrAted forjMti 'of Mchit at
Grand Bapids wbloh aftordn thai aaiial.4
facilities for selecting the bat matarial at
the lowest oosti ' -
Remember tho HARRISON 1 abt a ekwtp
wagon although their faoilitiM for bwildUag
aro suoh they are able to place thair IWaffon
on the market in direct competition with
Their Hubs are of the best Pennsylvania
Black Birch Spokes and Felloes of White
Oak Hickory Axles Yellow Poplar Box
Every "Wagon has the following: warranty:
' Wo hereby warrant this Wagon
to bo built of good seasoned tim-
ber " gobd iron and well made.
Any breakage or loose' tire OR
WANT OP EASY RUNNING with-
r in one year resulting from defeat
; . either in material or workmanship
we agree to repair or pay the cost
? of repairing.
No other ; Company yTaxxzata'
Wagons against hard running..
MR. HARRY HARRIS
Teacher of Piano Organ Vio-
lin Guitar Etc.
Terms: Four Dollars per month Injulvance.
Fiahos and Organs tuned and repaired. Or-
ders for tuning etc can be leA at Mr Harn-
den's music store.
These market reports are corrected every.
Thursday evening before going to press;
CHAIN. HAY AND FRED. I
Wheat per bushel. ........ 1056c
Oats per bushel... . - to 27c
Com per bushel .- 501053
Sorghum per bushel. .....
Hay per ton n 90 to $13.
Bran per hundred lbs Ooto$Ioo
Cotton seed meal per 100 lbs $1 to
Beef hides. 041
Fallen.. ......'. ajc
This Is the wholesale price list for smarter
quantities a shade higher will be chargedv
Flour High Patent.- ...a 35to$a 50
First straight grade'....... 1 8oto$2 00
Good common 1 5010$! 75
Sugar granulated.. - 6to6Jc
Sugar Y. C. . Sltosjc
Sugar brown. k.. 5
Coffee Midland I lb roasted . 34c
Aibuckle 1 ilb roasted ' 34c
Green prime to choice. ... ao to ; c
Mojassas choice La.. 451050c
Molasses prime La. .... . . 40 to 45c
Molasses fair La 30 to 35c
Bacon.S C... ...... .... iatotsjc
Bacon dry salt . . ntoiij
Hams... . ......... i$ to 16c
Meal per sack40lbs. .. ' 6510.75c
Salt too lb sacks steam re- '
fined.. ;... ... 75.1085c
Salt 300 lb sacks steam to-
fined. ............. i 3510$! 35
Dried fruit fancy -Jden 50.1b ' '.
boxes. .....4...1.4...... iitol3c
Bright and barre.......'..' ' ' 8J to 9
New Totatoes .....' ' -; '
Butter.... ... .. to to 15c
'BB'----- ....... 1 VP t. to 10
cottonI : -.
Cotton basis rntddling'i . l 7 50
1-8 up for each 1-3 grade t-4 down
lor eacn 1-2 gtaue Deww middling.'
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Bids will be received by tlie City Council
of Abilene at its next regular meeting June
13th 1893 for grading1 the streets an4 bridge
work of the city of Abilene Persons desiring
to bid can get full particulars as to what will
be required tp be done by calling 6a Mayor
D. W. Wristen or AMermen Pratt and Page.
The council reserves the right to reject any or
y oritr of the city coweil May J3 tiej.
'W G Swaww.v
Wm. Harrison and
E4 S Hughes & Co.
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McDaniel & Greene
--Maue just reqeiued
a liije of fiqe-
to which -they would
invite your attention.
McDaniel & Greene .
ChstfBt Stmt - HILINK THIS.
Speed and Comfort Combined
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TIIE 8H0RT MNP TO
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AND Alt. POINTS WTHE
North and WcstTexas Arisona Old
and NewMefco PrcROHvPblo-
rad6i arid California.
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Hot gprink Llttla iSfc amd
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Pullawi' 1 mu UWi SaMfJii Ctrl
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lofo-iaoi wW tw foriiMi-4 by MufaOtmskwt
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