The Abilene Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 32, Ed. 1 Friday, July 17, 1896 Page: 1 of 8
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The Abilene Reporter.
BILBNE TEXAS FRIDAY MORNING JULY 17 1896.
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THE ONLY "PERFECTION" '
WATER ELEVATOR AND
There are other purifying Elevator
Pumps tout only one
The chain or buckets is the principal fac-
tor in any Elevator and the PERFEC-
TION BUOKETT is cut by die in one
piece of Block Open Hearth Steel' and
Galvanized after construction. Get
our prices before buying.
ED S. HUGHES & CO.
1oney to pay
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ROOM 7 BASS BUILDING ABILENE TEXAS
I have some good farm lanjds that I vill sell in small tracts with
small amounts paid down aDd give long time and easy payments
for balance due.
MILTON A. BRETZ ABILENE TEXAS
Plumbing and Machine Shop
Full stock of Pipe and Fittings Bath Tubs
Sinks Etc. Etc. always on hand.
Machine Repairing a Specialty.
Snlhui. of Freight Depot Abilene Teias
The Peopled Party National Conven-
St. Louis Mo July 22nd.. 1896.
For the abotenameti convention the Santa
Fe Route will on July igth acth and 2ist
idl excursion tickets from all points on its line
ta Texas and the Indian Territo:y to St. Louis
Md return at half rate. Tickets sold under
the authority issued to agents for this occasion
W21 he limited for return passage to July 27th
The Santa Fe respectfully solicits your pat-
ronige and would call your attention to the
sspenor trail service: The Santa Ke Limited
(olid estibu'ed train oi baggage car coaches
fret reclining chair cars lullman buffet sleep-
ers leaves Galveston daily at 7:00 p. m. Dal-
al7:5Sa' n. and arrives in St. Louis uni nj
station at 7215 the next morning. Direct con-
nect ons can be made by taking; the day ex-
r via Purecll and Winfield arriving at St.
Louis at 7:15 oftlie second morning after leav
ing Fort Worth.
From the abovc.'you will note that the Santa
Fegnej its patron the choice of two routes.
At this season oi the year the Santa Ke Route
through the Otatk Mountains is particularly
delightful as tho altitude is very high the tern-
future is cool and the Hack through the
fountain being laid on rock body is free from
I'asicngers desiiinc to visit Eureka SntinM.
"ihc going or reluming can on application
the conductor obtain a stop-over atSolig-
m' t which junction connection is made
ith the Euieka Springs Ry.
Sleeping car accomodation can be reserved
lQ spplicattoc to any Santa Fe tiiket agent or
luJ letter to W. S. KEENAN
The great watering place of Texas
J' teached only via the Weatherlord
IMincral Wells & Northwestern rail.
riV- Excursion tickets on sale with
the principal toads lu Uie State.
M Santa Fe and Texas & Pacific
luins make connection at Weather.
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New York Workingmen.
New York J'uly 13. The silver
strength assumed greater proportions
to-day when it became known how
heartily it is indorsed by represen'ative
laboring men. The following explains
Herman Robinson of the Brother
hood of Tailors and United Garment
Workers says: "It is probable that
the organization will come out flat
footed tor Bryan and free silver."
Daniel Harris president State
Branch American Federation of Labor:
'Bryan represents the people the
poor people. Everybody except the
representatives of Wall street corpora
ations and syndicates will vote for
John J Fallas Pattern Makers'
Union: "Bryan is a good hustling
man and I shall vote for htm. The
free silver doctrine is just what the
working man wants."
James Crotty Amalgamated Society
of Plumbers and Gastitters: "Bryan
will get my vote The platform as a
whole ought to unite every working
man in this country."
Labor Leader Owen Carroll: "I
am a republican but I am with Bryan
heart and soul. I am sure his platform
Robert A. Mullen secretary Man
hattan Musical Union: "Bryan repre.
iens the common people and now is
the time to give the gold bugs a good
light and if possible drive them out oi
William II Farley secretary of the
Building Trades Section: "I am for
Brvan. first last and all the time: and
hope all workingmen will be the same."
There is one tiling to the credit of
the bicycle it does not breed an.
archv. When a fellow has taken a
spin he likes the world better and
fec)s like resting. Many a man has
saved his earnings and invested them
in a wheel when had it not been for
tho existence of the latter he would
probably have spent eachjday'i eim
tngs at tome favorite resort and then
put in half the night cursing the gov
An order has been issued by the
Rock Island railroad that hereafter an
emergency surgical supply box must
be carried on each of its passenger
If you wish to catch n trou x
Drop your tempting flies;
If yoU wish to catch the trade
Simply j Auvkr nsa!
A ground rent of $5500 per annum
secured on property 111 Cornhill Lon-
don facing the bank of England re.
ahzed the other day at auction the sum
of $2 r 2.500. This is at the rate of
over $12350 per acre.
According to the News the Texas del-
egation had a row among themselves
at Chicago a good deal like the one it
told about (and tried to start) at Aus-
tin but which proved to be all a lie
Having learned how to discount the
News when it is dealing with men of
measures to whom or which it obj ects
we place the Chicago story in the he
column. Free Press
A Nose That Came Off.
A man's nose unless he goes pok-
ing it into other people's business is
generally a matter of little interest to
the world. A curious case in which
the nose is the center of conflict has
however just come up in Connecticut.
A man namedFlinkenstem wooed and
married a pretty young girl. Now
Flinkenstein was a handsome young
fellow with a very handsome straight
nose but as ill luck would have it
on the very day of the wedding he
rneeaed and off came the nose. It
was his nose only by right of purchase
and the horrified bride refused to live
with him contending she had been
deceived by his artificial nasal ap-
'pendage. The enraged Flinkenstein
is suing 10 get possession 01 tne un-
willing bride but it appears he will
lose by the length of a nose in (he
matrimonial race. A man' with a false
nose has nothing to blow about and
should keep quiet.
The new populist paper at Baird
the Times nearly takes the breath ol
a democrat. It is so common for
populist papers to abuse democrats
that when one of those papers speaks
of a democrat without holding its nose
tt seems unnatural. Here is what the
Times dases in the (ace of the censors-
of its party to sa :
As to the personel of the democratic
convention Wednesday last candor im
pels us to the admission that it was
certainly a representative looking body
Some of the delegates from other
counties appeared a little more dudish
looking than ours; but in the matter of
solidarity of physique and Solon like
statesmanship Baird took the cake.
It is the same way with the fair daugh-
ters of the county our ladies always
carry ofT the palm.
The 28th Senatorial District.
Some of the papers in this senatorial
district have published the basis of
representation to which each county is
entitled giving only 43 votes. This
was the former basis but will not be
submitted by Chairman Warren as the
basis at the next convention. He will
submit il on the basis of 100 which
will give each county in the district the
Callahan 6 -Dawson
Palo Pinto 8
This will wake 8 votes Necessary
to a choice 4 a votes. Tea ' of these
counties r unorganised but wilt Jhave
one vol each They arc as ioUows;
Andrews Craae Dawkm Gikef
Gam Lywt Upton Terry. Wisvklet
Repubhoan . Convention.
A republican county convention is
hereby called (0 meet at Abilene Sat.
urday July x8lh at a o'clock p m.
for the purpose of electing delegates to
to the state convention and for the
transaction of such other business as
may properly come before it.
All persons who intend to vote the
state and national republican ticket
November next are cordially invited to
meet with us regardless of former
party affiliations. G. A. Serviss
Chairman Taylor Co. Rep. Ex. Com
Judge T. H. .Conner.
At the receut judical democratic
convention at Baird Judge T. H.
Conner was nominated for district
judge And J. R.v Warren of Albany
for district attorney. The Callahan
County Times the new populist paper
has this to say of Judge Conner:
It is not ours to make individuous
distinctions nor draw odious compart
sons; but a regard for fair play
prompts us' to say that in the nomina-
tion of Judge Conner the democracy
has paved the way for a spirited con-
test as his record is san puer et re-
proache. His speech accepting the
nomination was graced by a delicacy
and refinement of sentiment which
did credit to his head and heart and
reflected honor upon his party as he
said and very properly that the judi-
ciary should be disassociated from
politics and above and beyond political
Admitting Western States.
Several years ago the Republican
parly believing itself under the prac-
tical necessity of admitting North and
South Dakota and the Territory of
Washington surprised the country by
going further an J admitting also Mon-
tana and Wyoming. More recently
upon the urgent advice of leading pol-
iticians Utah has been admitted. It
was believed that no matter how solid-
ly democratic the south might remain
and no matter how adverse might be
the fortunes of the Republican party
in the doubtful or variable states of
the east the Republican control of the
senate would be certainly assured for
a long period of years by ytrtue of Re
publican success in North Dakota.
South Dakota Montana Washington
Idaho Wyoming and Utah. But what
has been the result of this piece o'
party policy upon the position of the
republican party itsell? If I had not
been for the representation of these new
states in the United States senate con-
gress last winter would have passed
the Dingley bill for the relief of the re-
venues and the president would have
been accoided authority to borrow gold
on advantagous terms. These very
states which were relied upon to perpet-
uate the Republican control of the senate
are now premising to hold the balance
01 power in tne senate in sucn a way
as to nuke it impossible for the Re-
publicans to enact any monctary or
revenue laws for some years to come
even if Mr. McKirtley should be trium-
phantly elected and the houseof rep-
resentatives should continue to have
as large a majority of Republicans as
it has to dav Review of Reviews.
While a Cincinnati man was deliver
ing a too pound block of ice that
weighed thiuy-fhe pounds one day
last week he was shuck by lightning.
Providence is making it hot for the
6 Board or Trade Chicago 111.
Grain; Provisions stock.colton
Solicit your correspondence with a view ol
opening an account with you for the care-o
your business Wc bcievc our extended
leased wire system gives us unequaled facil-
hes for serving you.
DK. J. L.Q.ADAMS
Eye and Ear Specialist.
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Fitu4Any Eyes Artificial Ey Jowr-
Davis Ice Jackson Traitors.
It will be remembered a short time
since it was charged in these columns
that Judge DeMumber a populist
leader in this county had declared on
the stunp in a debate with Dr. Doug-
lass that Davis and Robt. E. Lee
were traitors. But it appears he said
more than this though this is enough
to damn him in the eyes of any true
southern soldier who followed those
glorious chiefs through yeara of priva-
tion and danger and who helped to
furl the "conquered banner" in the de
spair of defeat and death.
Dr. Douglass was in the city this
week than whom no higher toned
gentleman or sterling democrat lives
in Hill county says that not only this
gangrened and prejudiced populist de-
clared that Davis and Lee were trait-
ors but added the name of that
"Chavaher Bayard" of the south
Confederate soldiers in the populist
ranks have you forgotten that bright
July day at Manasas when to federal
steel whistling 'bullets and hurling
shell Jackson stood as a ''Stonewall"
and amid'the dead and dying turned
the tide of battle throwing back the
hosts of McDowell under the defences
of Washington? Can you forget your
struggles under the splendid and mag-
nificent Lee from the waters of the
Chickahominy to the bloody crests of
Gettysburg with the path strewn thick
with the graves of your brave com
rades; and from the sad day of Gettys-
burg down through many weary
months of alternate victory and defeat
until worn out and reduced to a hand
full but not conquered you stacked
your arms at Appomattox and surren-
dered your bullet ridden and blood
stained flags and hardest of all parted
with your leader Robt. E. Lee the
grandest military character of the wes-
tern continent? Lee a traitor! J Great
God! What an aspersion And yet
the man who makes this assertion ts
urged 'for a position and sup'ported by
men we are told who would have es
teemed it almost a favor to have died
for Robert Lee. Can you be true to
the memory of that dead and glorious
chieftain and sanction the hideous
slander of DeMumbei? Can you again
look with pride upon the flutter of a
blood-stained red crossed flag the
relic of the days that tired men's souls
and 'which you once followed on
gory fields and not resent this foul and
unnatural insult to the sainted dead?
Did Robert E Lee think that he lead
such men to battle?
Can ex confederates who followed
the old grav cap of Jackson through
the fire and brimestone baptism of
Cross Keys and Port Republic; who
stood by him on the heights of Fred-
erickburg and who saw him borne
pale and bleeding upon the arms of
the soldiers that loved him in the
silence of the night from out the
shadowy woods of Chancellorsville
can soldiers who then followed him on
the field of carnage so gaily as they
would have gone to their bridals now
sit with closed lip and unclenched hand
while a man so lost to shame and
admiration of true soldiery and Chris-
tian manhood denounces one of the
grandest southern heroer- whose name
and fame are upon the lips of the
world as a traitor? Can a southern
soldier -and there should be no
grander or prouder uame in Christen-
dom endorse such a sentiment!
For the honor of their fame won
upon many bloody and historic fields
for the honor of the sunny southland
the home of chivalry; for the honor of
the pure and noble and brave women
of the 'south who were heroines in
those dark hours of tnternecme conflict
we hope it cannot be said that they
were the mothers of men who would
not resent such insults to their glo
rious soldier dead. Confederates to
the front DcMuruber to the rear and
infamy .Hillsboro Reflector
An Omaha man who was warded
the other day made -his bride a wed
ding present of eight bowk which ke
Had forged. That fcWow seems to h eve
had a very unique idea of the bowk ol
The Electoral Vdte.
Here is the electoral vote by sec-
tions you can figure to suit yourselves
The whole number is 447 necessary
to a choice 334
Eastern and Middle States.
Maine 6 New York...... 3
New Hampshire. 4 New Jersey. ... . 10
Vermont . 4 Delaware..... 3
Rhode Island... 4 Maryland....... 8
Massachusetts .... 15 - Pennsylvania. ... 32
Connecticut. 6 Ohio. .!..... 33
Indiana.. 4...... 15 Iliifois. 24
Michigan 14 Minnesota 9
Wisconsin.. 12 .
Total v ..235
West Virginia.. 6
North Carolina... II
South Carolina.. .- 9
Georgia ......... 13
Tennessee ....... 12
Arkansas . 8
Iowa........... 13 Nebraska 8
North Dakota.... 3 Colorado ....... d
South Dakota... 4 Wyoming.. 3
Kansas 10 Utah 3
Montana 3 Idaho........ 3
Washington 4 Oregon 4.
California . 9 Nevada.;. 3
Eastern and Middle States 225
South and Weit .222
Grand total ....44
Let the Reporter figure first. Bryan
will nearly certainly carry all the south-
ern and western states with their 232
votes besides Illinois 24 and Indiana
15 making 261 votes. Some have
already said' silver could not win hi
Kansas North Dakota or even Iowa.
Very well. .They have .only 26 votes."
Silver would still have 232 votes more
than enough to elect- But these states
will more than likely stand in line and
more than this Michigan Wisconsin
Minnesota and Ohio may drop their
58 votes in the silver net which would
swell it to 319 votes.
Now these figures will make some
folks laugh but it will be a laugh for
effect. We shall see what we shall
The vote to be cast for president
this year will be the greatest ever
polled in the history of the country
Four years ago the total including all
scattering votes was 11110636.
This year it will belly 1 000000
more. An idea of the great number
of citizens who do not use the fran-
chise can be obtained from the fact
that there are more than 18000 00a
men of voting age in this country at
the present day. This means that;
only about three men out of every four
" President" Cleveland has no sym-
pathy tor men who are convicted of
violating pension laws. He refused
applications for pardons for three' such
convicts just before he left Washing
too for Gray Gables. In the case of
Paul A. Marcellino he wrote on the
application for pardon: "This convict
was guilty apparently of all the enmea
and frauds denounced by our pension
laws. He seems in every way possi-
ble to have cheated and swindled ig-
norant pensioners and imposed on the
government- The punishment meted
hout to him was well deserved and I
cannot yield to the unthinking and ir-
responsible appeal for pardon." Up
on the application for a pardon fct
Andrew J Rooks the president wrote:
'This convict personated a dead sol
dter and through that means procured
a pension and robbed (he government.
He was justly dealt with by the court
and should suffer all the punishment
awarded him" and upon that of S
O. W. Brandon who was a pension
attorney: "Denied. I an- unwilling
to pardon those who in violation of
our pension laws overcharge appli
cants for the service they render ia
substantiating their claims.''
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