The Abilene Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, May 8, 1896 Page: 4 of 8
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The Abilene Reporter.
XBILEttE. - TEXflS.
A1ILENE . niNTINQ COMPANY.
FRIDAY MAY 8. 1896.
Offee la RsrORTi Building on Second Street.
at U16 Abilene Tex Potofflc
SocondClMs Mail UUcr.
SATES FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR
State S.tiate . .. 15.03
Representative....... .... 1500
Trecinct ...... .... 3.C0
The above rat s do not include price for
sanies on ticket which will be $1 50. No
candidate's name will be put on tickets for
less than price of announcement and $1.50
for name on ticket.
We are authorized to innounceC C Jack-
son as a candidate for sheriff and tax-collector
of Taylor county.
We are authorized to announce J. M. Cun-
uiogham as a candidate for the office of county
treasurer of Taylor County Texas.
We are authorized to announce M. C. Lam-
Tbeth as a candidate for re-election. to the office
of county and district clerk.
We areauthonied to announce A. S. Hard--wicke
as a candidate for the office of County
Attorney of Taylor County.
We are authorized to anhource D. G. Hill
xs a candidate for re-election to the office of
We are authorized to announce J. W.
Christopher as a candidate for re-eTection to
She office of Tax Assessor of Taylor county.
We are acthorized to announce W. A M in-
ter r. asacafdidate for re-election to the
office of Justice of 'the peace. Precinct No. 1 .
We axe authorized to announce Marsh A.
Hart as a candidate for the office of Public
I hereby announce myself as candidate a for
constable piedcct No. 1 Taylor county.
Tour support respectfully solicited.
Jas. A. Surra.
At the Methodist general conference
a resolution was adopted favoring arbi-
tration for all English speaking coun-
tries. A copy was ordered sent to the
president of the United Stites.
A five-story building in Cincinnati
was complete!) demolished Monday
night by the explrsion of a large tank
of gasoline. S x persons are known to
have been killed and eighteen injured.
The avidity with which the Cuban
bonds were bought and the price
paid for them is thought to be princi-
pally due to the threatened success of
the free silver movement in this coun
try at the pending presidential election
A sensation has been created in
in Texas politics by a letter from the
"Old A?calda" to the Austin States-
man in which he announces his candi-
dacy for governor at the coming elec
lion. This .announcement as a mat
ter of course adds new interest to the
aileady complex condition of the state
The S08 miles of railway proposed
to be build in Texas during the present
fear is more than is credited for any
other state. Next comes Arkansas
vritb 638 miles. But Oklahoma and
the Indian Territory take the nbbon;
there the bu'lders are talking about
1655 miles of projected new road.
The Shah of Persia was assassinated
last Friday while entering an Inner
'court shrine six miles south of Tehe
van. The assassin fired at his heart
causing death 10 two hours in spite of
the efforts of the chief and other phy-
sicians that were hastily summoned to
the palace. The assassin was promptly
Waco had a mad dog fury last week
Several persons were bitten by the
Tabid canines but thanks to the mad-
stones that were promptly applied in
every case the victims are reported
doing well and no fatal consequences
way result Fifty dogs were killed in
tic city Sunday and it was believed
that all dogs attacked by the first mad
cwl have been dispatched.
Colonel E. S. Peters r resident of
the Texas Cotton Growers1 Associa-
tion ts actively pushing the movement
for bringing all gin boxes to a uniform
standard. A bale 48x58 Inches it ad
vocatcd. Incidentally a list of 3 000
gins in varions parts of the state has
A wind and sand storm ol unparal-
leled violence lasting ten hours occur-
red at Higgins Lipicom county last
Sunday. Early gardens and young
vegetation of all kind were blasted
and replanting will have to be done
wherever the wind raged. Houses
were rocked and barely escaped wreck-
ing The hurricane came full from the
The Austin Statesman oracularly ob-
serves: Some of our contemporaries
are wondering why Governor Hogg
maintains such a persis'tent silence.
Governor Hogg is well aware that
while "speech is silver silence is gold."
We assure our contemporaries that
Governor Hogg never speaks without
a settled and well defined purpose and
the argument goes without saying that
there is a purpose in his continued
Representative Woodman of Illinois
introduced a resolution Monday provi-
ding that the house of representatives
directly request the president to make
immediate proclamation that a condi-
tion of war in Cuba is recognized; that
it is the purpose of this government to
preserve a position of neutrality and
that the United States will. look with
especial diffavor on the continuance of
warfare not recognized in the rules of
war as practiced by the leading nations
of the civilized world.
Will Bendy a negro of Buna Tex.
was lynched Saturday morning at that
town. Bendy haU shot and wounded
the day previous a negro man and
woman then shot and wounded the
constable who attempted to arrest him
and murdered in cold blood D. P.
Haynes an old citizen of Buna who
atterjiptel3 to interfere with his escape
from justice. Tne desperate negro
firsVmade his escape but was captured
duringSiJriday night and lynched be
tween 3 ancToclock Saturday morn
The Detroit Chamber of commerce
has issued an address to all commer-
cial manufacturing labor and agricul-
tural organizations urging the assem-
bly of delegates in a national tariff
convention to meet in Detroit July 2.
The announced purpose of the con-
vention is to take the tariff question
out of politics and deal with it from
purely commercial and industrial stand
points. The call states that "the tar-
iff is to be made a business question
and not a political football." The
convention is to be non sectional and
non political but in every sense
national. AH the questions in connec-
tion with the tanfl are to be discussed
on a strictly business basis.
The meeting of representative men
of different sections for the candid dis-
cussion of the tariff and the questions
pertaining to it my"result in wide-
spread benefit; but it is scarcely pro-
bable that the problem can be solved
and one of the greatest bones of con-
tention between political parties re-
moved by a convention of industrial
and commercial bodies.
The San Antonio Express says:
"Mr Geo. Gould who recently made
a trip over the 'Gould lines' in Texas
said in an interview with the Austin
correspondent of the Express: 'I be-
lieve that her laws offer all the protec-
tion to foreign capital that could be
asked for ' He was speaking of the
state of Texas her railway commis-
sion laws and the statutes which con-
trol the insurance of bonds and shares.
It is good to have such an opinion
from such a man. Perhaps no one
man in the United States can speak
with greater authority or knowledge of
the subject thin Mr Gould His in-
vestments in railway securities in this
state are enormous and ii will gratify
all Texan to know that a capitalist
whose millions are guarded by Texas
laws is entirely content with ' the pro-
tection they offer. Mr. Gould's testi-
mony ought to set at rest many of
the doleful and calamitous tales which
have been told for years greatly to
the detriment of the state and which
have helped to arrest the progress
which of right belongs to Texas and
particularly to West Texas
The Dallas News notes a marked
change in ex Governor Hogg as evi-
denced by his late Waxahachic speech.
Says the Hews; "Merct How Hog
has changed! Not one word about
money sharks of Wall street not a
line about corporations not a sylable
about the corrupt and venal press not
a breath about the oppressors of
'the poor not a prediction of revolu-
tion not an intimation of digestive or-
gans and other viscera spattered on
seventeen story buildnigs what's the
matter with Hdgg; anyhow?"
Anent the mischief-making dark
lanternites yelped the American Pro.
ectivc Association the San Antonio
L'ght aptly says:
In a fight between the A. P. A. and
the Catholic church the state has no
interest but so soon as the fight is
carried into politics and made' the
machinery for the election or defeat of
any particular candidate then it is in
order for the state to intervene to the
extent ol her power. Laws should be
upon the statute books disfranchising
those of every name and order who
belong to oath-bound secret political
societies Charges under oath that
anyone approaching the polls to vote
is a member of a secret political soci-
ety should operate as a bar to his
depositing his vote until the charge is
denied Upon oath.- Alter that it will
be in order to determine who swore
falsely and punish accordingly. Oath-
bound political secret orders are not
needed in this republic.
More Beauties of Populism.
The Baird Star tersely sums up the
result of the first year's lule of popu-
lism in Callahan county which should
serve as a pointer to the democrats of
Taylor and all other counties that are
threatened with the same pnpulistic
.calamity- The Star says:
In this county we have a fair sam
pie of the boasted reformers in charge
of county affairs. What have they
done to entitle them to any credit
in that lint? The county taxes are
higher than under Judge Solomon's
administration; all the salaries are the
same notwithstanding the county
judge elected by the "reformers" said
he was willing to cut his salary to fit
four cent cotton but the cut never oc-
curred. County expenses are just the
same if not actually more. The cry
of retrenchment and reform swept the
pops into office and results since show
that it was only to humbug the people
into voting men into office that would
never have reached there on their own
merits. It is said the people are never
so happy as when they are being hum-
bugged. If that is true the people of
Callahan county ought to be the hap
piest people iu Texas unless it is the
people of Eastland county where if
an)thing. the populists seem to have
humbugged the dear people a little
worse than they did in this county.
The Ex Officio f ooluhness.
The beauties of one year's popu-
listic rule in Eastland county are thus
graphically portrayed in the Cisco
Round Up of last week:
In the present commssioners' court
of Eastland county the populists are
in the majority and in view of the
approaching campaign the populist
executive committee has given out
that they will abolish ex -officio salaries
of county officers through the medium
ol their majority in the commissioners'
In other words for the sole purpose
of getting re-elected to office this fitrrj - j
of jackasses propose to cut the salaries
of the officers to such a ridiculous ex-
tent that no one but a populist and
none of the capable ones even of
those can afford to fill office even jf
tendered as a gracious gift on a Jim
Hogg platter. In other words the
administration of our county affairs is to
be placed upon a two bit basis and run
by a gang of ignoramuses the pike of
which the country has happily never
been permitted to witness. For were
it certain that a populist court would
be re-elected and that they would
have the nerve to carry out their
promises not a single one of the pres-
ent capable candidates would continue
in the race. We vill have to admit
that this is a master move of the pop
politicians this bringing the offices to
be sought for down to a level with
themselves- low that no respecta-
ble or Intelligent person would attempt
to teach it.
A subscriber to the Dallas News
asks for the names of Texas congress
men who voted for the resolution pro-
viding for the free distribution of seed.
In answer to this Inquiry the News
There was ho yea and nay vote tak-
en on the seed resolution and there is
no way 6f ascertaining who Voted for
or against the resolution. In such
matters as these congressmen may be
relied upon to keep under covers. It
requires a dqmand of oncfifth of the
members present to compel a call ol
the yeas and nays. In this case it
is evident that ovtr four fitths were
united in a scheme of appropriation
distribution and secrecy.
Upon the theory that silence gives
consent in such cases it may be taken
for granted that the vote of the Texas
congressmen for the resolution was
unanimous. For there was not a
single voice taised by any of them in
delence of secretary Morton during
all the vile abuse heapeds upon him
for his just opposition to the free seed
For Stnto 'Representative.
The Merkel Mail introduces Mr. J.
T. Tucker whose candidacy for state
representative was mentioned in a late
number of theREPORTER. to the demo-
cratic voters of this representative dis-
f tnct as follows :
We take the liberty this week of
placing the name of Hon. J..T. Tuck-
er in our announcment columns as a
candidate for state representative sub-
ject to the democratic party.
The Mail man has seen and talk-
ed with Mr. Tucker and through the
solicitations of numerous frends he
has decided to make the race and
pledges himself to abide by the de-
cision of a majority of the voters of the
It is not our intention of boosting
any man for office where we think he
is not deserving but this gentleman
has been a resident of Taylor County
for 1 7 years has served in the capacity
of County Commissioner eight years of
this time and is in every way qualified
to represent the people.
He is an old Confederate veteran and
has a war record of no small propor-
tions; has always been a conservative
democrat and says when the last bal-
lot is cast he will be found upholding
the principles of the party. He is a
free stiver man but will under no cir-
cumstances bolt the ticket.
Honest upright and a man of good
judgment we can conscientiously
recommend him to the democracy of
this district as a man who would dis-
charge the duties of the office ably
Mr. Tucker is a farmer and can not
afford ro make a thoiough canvass of
the district but expects to see a major-
ity of the voters in due time and lay
his claims before them; and we think
if the democrats want a representative
of good common sense and unswerving
honesty. Ihey can do no better than to
elect him to this position Merkel
Between 900 and 1000 street car
employes in Wilwaukee went out on a
strike Monday morning. In conse-
quence on'y about half a dozen cars
At Kansas City 400 union plumbers
aud gas fitters went on a strike Mon-
day morning for eight hour's work and
the same pay as for nine hours work.
Tne strike is in accordance with a no-
lice served on the master plumbers
two months ago whoe proposition
was refused at a ineetimr of emnlnvM
- last Friday The strikers say they
will stay out to the end
Another big strike seems to be im-
minent in New York. The Herald of
Monday says: The initiatory step has
been taken by employes of the Adams
Express companv for a strike that
would possibly affect the 10000 men
employed by that corporation. Light
porters in the freight home of the ex-
press company in Fotty-nineth street
adjoining the New York Central yards
walked out in a body recently. The
action of those men will be supported
by the company's employes in Wash-
ington D C when they will stop work
as a result of a heavy cut .in wages
and an increase of working hours
A. committee representing clerks
drivers pjrters and stablemen will at
once call upon L C. Weir president
of the company with a list of griev
ances. The committee will insist upon
some insurance that their demands be
attcnoea to within a reasonable lime
or else a general strike will follow.
The trduble is attributed by the men
to President Weir who has thef say
largely reduced the working force' and
cut down wages but failed to curtail
The grievances of the men as form-
ulated are as follows: Mr. Weir
who had been the company's Western
agent at Cinciunati was elected presi-
dent on Sept. ao 1864 to succeed
Henry Stanford who resigned. Mr.
Weir had novel ideas in economy it
is said. Thefe was a curtailing of ex
penses. Some men were discharged
and others had their wages reduced
Another provocation was made last
week when the drivers freight handlers
and helpers were compelled to furuish
bonds of $500 each. The bonds
were handed to the employes to sign.
Some of the men refused to comply
with the request. The emyloyes of
the company were compelled to sign
an agreement several weeks ago
whereby they released the express com-
pany from all libility in case thqy were
injured while on duty. A deduction
of the meh's wages is made now for
every day they are absent on accouut
of sickness or accident.
At Galveston the union painters and
decorators went on a strike Monday
demanding nine hours pay for eight
Two month? ago the journemen
notified the master painters that upon
May 4 they would insist on the reduc-
tion of the working day from nine to
eight hours- The master painters met
and signed an agreement to grant
the reduction of woiktng time but to
pay only $2 85. Since eleven ot the
smaller emploj ers have yielded to the
to the demand but the four or five
employing a majorty of the painters
of the city have refused to meet the de-
mands. They offert-i to give their
men a reasonable time :n which to re
turn to work and if they refuse to ac-
cept it ether men will be seccured.
As work is slack they can afford to
wait a while. The strikers declare
that they are out to win and that others
will follow them to aid in enforcing
About 250 bricklayers and laborers
employed on he immense new Galves-
ton Brewery building also struck Mon-
day for an eight hour day and nine
hours' pay. The contractors declare
they will not accede to the laborers'
demand but will n.l the places wiih
The Raleigh News and Observer sas
that in its Ust Sunday issue the B ston
Journal printed signed articles from
some twent five presidents and mana-
gers of the leading cotton mills in New
England conoeeding the advantages to
the south in cotton manufacture that
are of iricalcuable value. A summary
of these advantages is as follows:
1. Cheaper cotton
2 The staple in better conditon
less stained and travel worn.
3. A better selection of the grades
needed in the several lines of goods
4 Labor cheeper by 20 to 30 per
5 Longer hours of labor
6 Coal che?per by half
7. Cheaper freight on cotton goods
to the west.
8. More frieudly legislation uidfew
er vexatious legal contentions.
9 A milder climate which allows
woik to be done a gerater part of the
Before long the great cotton manu-
facturing center of the country will be
transfentd from New England to the
southland and the time is not far off
Speaking of the removal of tlje cot
ton mills from the New England states
to the south the Atlanta Constitution
says that one by one the New ; Eng-
land cotton mills are coming south
and thus they 'will condnue to come
until pearly every city town and vil
lage in Georgia will hum with the music
of spindles. The first to come was
the Massachusetts null company of
Lowe) Mass which has just com-
pletqd a 8600000 mill at Rome
Tins was closely followed by the
Dwight company of Dwight Mass.
established a $500000 mill at Gads-
den Ala. Then the the $300000
of the Whittiers was located at Atlanta
and now the Lawrence Merrimac
But and several other of the mon
prominent cotton manufacturers of
New England 8re jo the south if eking
locations cither for the removal 0f
their plantu hcie or for the establish.
ment ot southern branches
So to say that the mills of New Eog. '
land can n.Q. longer compete with those '
h the south in the manufacture of cot.
ton goods' !s to state a fact that no '
one north or south familiar with the .
situation will attempt to deny Thi '
southern mills can sell the coarser
grades of goods in the market for what
it actually costs the eastern mahufact. '
urcrs to take them off his loom and
make a good profit.- The question
now Is with mill after mill going up
in the south to campctewith the trade
of the country with such an ad-
vantage as this how long can the New
England mills hold their own or run at
all? Our contemporary believes that it
is certainly only a question ol time and
no one knows this better than shrewd
eastern manufacturers whose amassed
millions must pay the forfeit of further
fighting southern competition.
Women in Business Relation.
The woman who meets men in bus.
iness in a sensible t way thinking nj '
evil and expecting none in ninety-
nine cases out ol;a hundred will be
treated respectfully and kindlv; indeed
she will find men much kinder and
more considerate than women in bus-
iness dealings This statement is
made by a bright woman writer in
womankind and she expresses the
thought so well and sensibly that her
whole letter is quoted. She says:
"In the possible hundredth case
where a man shows himself to be a
beast or a puppy (by the way I believe
a puppy is a beast also but we will
let it go at that) it is a poor woman
who canuot maintain her dignity and
teach her innulter a valuable lesson at
the same time. During the years in
which I was earning my living by news-
paper writing I have been in tenements
cellars through the slum among chain-
ed and guarded convicts and in
drawing rooms the worst place of all
sometimes my lady and almost in-
variably have found men in rags
stripes or broadcloth kind courteous
and helpful. In threading my way
through narrow by-ways in search of
some item of news I have stopped to
ask questions of the denizens thereof
and never yet have I found a man so
dtunk that he did not manage to claw
his hat off his head while he answered
me tn respectful though somewhat
tangled-up language I am not de-
claring that all men are saints; tn bus-
iness they will crowd and supplant
women which they have a perfect
right to do if they use honest
methods. Twice while earning my
living I have been thrown out of
good positions bv men. not because
they wanted or could fill the place I
had. but through business jealousy and
by underhand methods that would
make a horse-thief Dlush; so I am
prepared to say that there ate mean
men. but they are in the minority.
Men are just as good just as honor-
able as generous and as worthy of
ttust and confidenc as the women It
is time that tl.is cry of working wo
men against men be stopped. If a
wOTan respects herself she will be re-
spected. and this is the testimony of
those who aie gifted with beauty as
well as ordinary plain people like
yours truly. We find that what we
look for in this world; if you look for
evil we find it; if for good our search
is doubly rewarded.
The Flyintj Ptussjam
One of the best known and the most
skillful fljers says St. Nicholas is a
German named LiHenthal who after
years of study and trials mad-i in the
summer of 1891 a pair of wings
curved like a great bird's. As the
result of his studies and experiments
he believes curved surfaces belter than
flat planes in which he agrees with
Le Bris Goupil. Philips and other stu-
dents of the subject. All these men
believe that the curved shape of birds'
wings has much to do with their flying
helping them to go against the wind a
strange effect wlikh the Trench have
Provided then with wings and tail
Lilenthal began to practice upon a
spring bosrd and afterward in a hilly
region near Berlin Even after he
was able to sail as far as eighty feel he
found that it was best to arrange the
wings so that thry could be easily
thrown off; otherwise he coolly iay
"I might have had a broken neck in
stead of spratna which always healed
in a few weeks."
In 189a he made larger wings and
learned to sail further than before
raising twenty or thirty feet front the
the ground upon a favoring wind.
Since then Lilientlul has attached to
his wings a powerful little engine and
he is now making attempts to learn it
management. Just what he has done
h not known yet but he hat fewer ac
cidenti nd Improves ai time goei
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