The Abilene Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 5A, Ed. 1 Tuesday, January 19, 1897 Page: 2 of 4
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Committee of Pud?
iiUoa to the committees
i another place.
The Houston Post Almanac is a
nine of information and should have a
ride circulation. Only 35 cents. Get
le and post yourself up.
The robbers of Bt Louis are get-
ig toonasghty and something should
done With Ahem. They are now
nnuiuur w m robbine the police.
The fob stofWoin Roswell N. M..
; been snowed under by a hunter's
Be from thcrssiaetertitory. No need
I 'ajr next.' for tfce climax has been
Aljhooh 196 -as a year of tern
i .. . r 1 ?
lit nenressjen in a.i iinesoi ousmess.
k&A- . . 'V -
Jti) tLjJCaj5 unancui success.
feSPk ;whatpW want
!J5Sta have despite hard
I. iifti -
go the direct steamship
oathern ports numbered
the. Corpus Caller says
pne or more lines from
citieionthe gul No
t'antic seaboard cities
TheNew York Journal reports hatt
Hetty Green says thatf she bad
ITOte; She WOOM be a vgemoerar. as
Is opposed to .tpafts. She hnks
nE.H.JKgesireu for a boy
Jifat his services to her in
agement of her Texas railroad
125000 a year.
If '$o more foreigners over 16 who
unable to read and write their.
ire languages will be admitted to
country except wives parents
3paients. or minor child or grand-
Refegees fiom Cuba are ex-
31 dtwng the present
ae ioage Dill wmcb
houses of congress.
Stion of Tho
Jan4 14 The gen-
that the governor's
legislature would be a
fated document and the
not been disappointed.
fairly sizzles. And some
f it are remarkably logical.
oni ol it are plain aggressive
to be misunderstood.
shrill voice of the reading clerk
ot been listened to'nve minutes
ie the members oi the house dis
ered these fact3. It is probable the
1st time in years that none of the
ouse members went to sleep or pe
rused newspapers while the executiv'e
message and advice to them was being
vcrc struggle 11 expected resulting in
a protracted tession.
Numerous other maUcrt besides
those above numerated are dealt with
in the menage. It is a lengthy docu-
ment and can -not be properly review
ed In a day. It bulges with aggtess
lye suggestions. The govonor throws
a few bouquets at himself it is ttuc
but taken in its entirety the message
is not what might be termed a speci-
men of" vanity or immodesty. The
railroad commission comes in for its
full share of praise which was to be
expected and perhaps not undesrved.
KABHKD XO DKATH.
The governor starts out by review-
ing his administration and congratulat-
ing the people on the excellent con-
dition of the state. The demand made
upon the twenty-foutth legislature for
a redistrict'.ngof the state judicially is
reiterated the contention being that
the number of judges should be
reduced from fifty-four to forty.
Legislation that will facilitate the
sale of public school lands rather
than the perpetuation oi the lease sys
tem is advised the principle way to
sell these lands being to reduce the
price or rate of interest.
It is argued that the state should
cease to be a land owner as soon as
In regard to the convict question
convict farms are suggested as the
panacea for existing evils.
Fee bill legislation in line'with that
attempted by the twenty-fourth legis-
lature is recommended and the
amending of various criminal and civil
statutes la advised.
I Congress has passed the homestead
which does away with the rule
Dted by the interior department
hereby settlers on lands bought from
Bjk Indians were required to pay for
Lin Any family sow wanting a home
aay land belonging to the govern
or can get 160 acres by living o
: years but a second filing caj
: by the same man.
leather the legislature nor'i
1 done aavthiacr. since onr las
iportaac. NtdRrous bills
introduced at Austin but
isotbeea given for any work.
sgrett the fending bill has again
abed op is another form and we
: not yet ready to retract our pre
dion that the railroads would finally
twhat they want Friday we may
: able to lay before our readers news
If the adoption of some measures in
There is nothing lost in attacking
the consolidation of railroads in Texas
nothing lost to the attacking party and
nothing lost to the railroads. The
conditions already wrist as a practical
fact. One lawyer goes before the
commission and speaks for 3000 miles
of road built under ten or fiffeen chart-
ers and another lawyer for as many
miles and charters.
It requires more than a message or
a legislature to change conditions as
they are. The presence here for more
than a week of railroad men indicates
however that they had some kind of
inside notice" that an assault was in
tended. But it is doubtful if they feel
the lightning this time. Since finding
out just what the assault is they prob
ably breathed caster.
If they had any intention of revamp
ing the Consolidation fight of two years
ago none pi them have intimated it so
far as is generally known. Still the
fi?ht u"oh. Politics before business.
TVe insurance companies are in for it
S&the governor has determined. His
tosed tax raise evidently does not
unreasonable to him at least.
usury needs every dollar these
hs can spare. Expenses are
finances low. The money
irom somewhere. It is a
that the companies can
in Dallas or most
itown. But a lobby
and it is a coesider-
and is on the
Bipiog January x 1897.
1 Glasgow Gotland cea-d t
for municipal exnenses. Je fran-
. - T T
Mies of various kind whtrK h- h
Tamed paying ai expense Xoo-
wmj situatipX m New York.
Ftocn'jnyXn away franchisesonly
Flrtrtfll !!. in.... ..tiw .... a I....
Ind now levies taxes equivalent to $z
to auiiun) .or every wuauuaqi 01 inai
One of the saddest events that has
arred in the state in a decade was
fe burning of the boys' building o
uckner Ptphans Home lastFrtdsy
Sol. The latist news is to the
that 2Q will cover the number of
ties Clothing: and beds have
provided and the boys are housed
.efaool building Tc girls'
: story mc p
n the mijap-
in line with
fund when attori
ttonably he has
nent fund and no
tect the available at
are prohibited from
t . im
Die tuna to ouiia school IFTuies thev
will have to raise special taxes for the
purpose or what is about the same
Well we woke up last Thursday
morning and found another ground
soaker falling. Who ever saw as wet
a winter as this is? Prospects for n
bountiful wheat crop were never bet
This country is fast coming to the
front. It is only a matter of time un-
til it will discount alt easterns states as
a farming country. It has got all the
other states beat now when it comes to
raising cotton and cattle. With a lit-
tle feed in the winter stock of all
kinds will keet in good flesh There is
no better grass in the slate than the
needle grass in this section of the coun-
try. We know farmers that have been
plowing all the winter and their stock
is are better conditfon than those in
eastenr counties that have been fed
on corn. The writer has lived tn the
black land belt of Texas 8 years and the
same length of lime in Taylor county
and knows'whoreot he speaks. Others
have that have lived here ever since
the T. & P. road was built through
this country can tell you the same
Those who failed to come out to
church Sunday certainly missed a
treat as Brothei Walker preached as
fine a sermon as we have ever heard
come from the lips of man. When
ycuhand him a Bible he certainly
knows what he has got hold of and
is able to explain it so the most
skeptical can understand it.
Miss Tilhe Fredrickson has been on
the sick list but we are glad to note
her convalescent at this wrltting.
Brother Styker and family went to
Metkel on a trading visit last Wednes-
Misses Annie and Joda Johnson
Maggie and Minnie Dean were visit-
ing Misses Sydia and Martha Baker
Hurrah for the Reporter and J . L.
We greatly appreciate the rainy kin d
things said of us by the brethren of
the quill of which the following from
the Blossom Bee is a sample:
The Abilene Reporter one of our
brightest exchanges has changed edi-
tors the paper now being edited by
Mr. L B. Shook. If he keeps up his
present lick he will soon outrival many
more of his essential contemporaries.
Success to you brother.
The trusts are touched up and the
assignment law comes in for its share
There is going to be a great deal
said on both sides of the latter before
tbuyegtslatnre adopts the govern.
idea of cutting out. root and bra
MISS BARRV S ROOM.
Minnie Minter Lucy Bateman
Lotta Harris Floy Hilton
Katie Mae Border Jessie Kelly
Ohva Covington Lela Christian
-. Ethel Christian
itlSb ETHEL CANNON'S ROOM.
Alma Totten Annie Green
Bernard Willis Rosa Tikker
miss Shackelford's room
Mary Montgomery Sallie Willis
Mamie St:phenson Carl Smith
Bettie Lassetter Lora Shackelford
Newton Brown Clara Shonkwiler
Mattie Wristen Rowe Northington
MISS MYERS ROOM.
Lilla Mae Hill Edith Clark
Ada Pearce Ethel SUnchcomb
Rosa Stinchcomb Robert Malone
Earl Northrop Ward Phipps
Mattie Pedin Ethel Vincent
PROF. WARREN'S ROOM.
CLOSED UP SHOP.
City-Marshal Clinton has closed up
all the gambling resorts in the city
There has not been any open and no-
torious places of enabling here Hut
't is a well. known fact that such plaie
existed andUhat a numhir at m a
cngaceti in that business m a I
y. A few days 9go Marshal
Engineer Cleramoaa of tha X. and T.
Bloata HI BsaUi by the Ovir-
Turning of Hia Xngino
mi fireman Slightly
Tcsarkana Ark. Jan 17 News
reached here tbday of a serious acci-
dent bn the Texas and Pacific railroad
at Forrest fifteen miles west of Tcxar
kana at 10:25 last night.
As No. 3 passenger train for El Pa-
so was nearing the station it struck on
an iron rait that ha1 been placed across
the track. 'Hie engine was turned
over and fell dbwn a slight embankment-
The tank was lodged across
the track while the express car and
smoker were leaned over ainust to a
Engineer M. L Clemmons in his
effort to escape jumped from the en-
gine the moment he felt the obstruc-
tion but he landed too near the track
and before he could regain himself
sufficiently from the jar to crawl away
the falling engine caught him mashing
off his legs above the knee. He was
taken to the Marshall hospital where
hp died at 7:45 this morning
The fireman whose name is given
as Moore received a broken shoulder
and is otherwise badly bruised.
The express messenger Barney Wi.-
son was considerably shaken up but
it is certain that he was not hurt
Wm Ratchff the mail agent was
The passengers were all in the rear
cars and suffered no injury whatever
The express and smoking-car were
greatly damaged and the tender of the
engine crushed in.
Engineer Clemmons was a cripple
and to this was no doubt due his slow
movement in escaping. He was an
old employe of the Texas and Pacific
railway and a member of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers. Con
siderable contusion existed at the dis-
aster and it was several hours before
the track could be sufficiently cleared
to enable the proper restoration of
Texarkana Texas Jan. 17 Con-
siderable interest has been felt here
among hotel and legal circles over the
personal liberty problem as it is viewed
by the law and as it existed in this
case: It appears that Mr. Dennis
Sullivan proprietor of the Iowa hotel
was disturbed in his peace by the op-
eration of a boiler-making estaplish-
ment situated near the hotel and own-
ed by Cahill & Sweeney. The boiler
men maintained that it was their riht
to conduct their business when and
where they pleased and that any in-
terference therewith was an assault
upon their personal liberty.
The question was brought into court
several days ago after first serving an
injunction upon the boiler makers from
the further operation of their concern.
Judge J. M. Talbot listened to the
arguments in the case yesterday and
after a long and tiresome discussion on
the part of the attorneys rendered a
decision dissolving the injunction per
petually. and throwing the cost of court
upon the plaintiff. By virtue of this
decision Messrs. Cahill & Sweeney
will resume the operation of their en-
terprise an Monday and thirty or forty
men who have all this time been idle
will be given errplo)ment.
To all whom it may concern: You
will take notice that Rollins and Yvtung
and T. S. Rollins and Wm. Young
made executed and delivered to the
undersigned as assignee on the 24th
day of December 1896 their deed of
assignment for the benefit of such of
their creditors only as will consent to
accept their proportional share of their
estate and discarge them from their
respective claims as provided in
Art 73 Revised Statute of Texas
and under said deed of assignment'
the undersigned has been appointed
assignee. Debtors and creditors of
the firm will take due notice.
My address js Abilene Taylor coun
ty Texas. Dated this the; 36th day of
E. B. Rollins Assignee.
and Sherif Cock notJRed fyjl
bMln baiincsa toltitg
u crcu.u puaL
mr jmiJ t.tB
Kuy a '9t tmniaua
o-tar Unci tiuiwa'
r . . . . .
Commencing Jan. 5'97.
I w ill place on sale the! Rollins
& Young stock o Dry Goods -Millinery
' Clothing Boots
Shoes Hats Caps etc Thes-3
Goods MUST BE SOLD and
will go regardless of values and
PROFIT. My object being to
realize money on the entire
stock as soon as possible and if
it is your inntention to buy any-
thing in this line here is your
opportunity to purchase for less
money than ever before. This is
NO BOGUS ADVERTISE-
MENT. I mean business and
must sell these goods while the
season is on.
E. B. ROLLINS Assignee.
The Abilene Grocery Co.
BEST : FLOUR
On the Market The Peacemaker
Benefit of ilict
FRIDAY JAN. .22nd
General admission 25 cents.
Seats on sale at L. P. Ligon's
and T R. Polk's.
tor Oumfort Bafoty Bpood anil Styto
Try tho Oontral onco In a whlio
And one among the largest stocks'of
The Great Daylight Route
THE CONNECTING LINK
Central Texas California and Mexico via
Waco Cisco and El Paso.
during throuRh the .SWITZERLAND ot
America lor Bccnry nnd EOSTPT
for fortuity of olt and prodacilieneta
in cotton corn nnd cereali.
Form Lands in different Counties and
Town Lots in different Towns for boIo.
tonUS THE DRVKLOWIENX HAS BEEN
ftm tho possibilities ot tho futuro can
scMtrcljr be foretold taking into considera-
tion all Its essentials of nreatness. The ell-
mato is salubrious and healthful with llr-
tnu water in abundance. Almost erorr
product known to the use ot man can bo
produced ; nnd all that tends to th comfort
ana happiness of mankind Is found In
iibundinco along the line.
Kor information concerning lands and lots
O. C. G111DS Land Commissioner
bah Airrosao Texas.
For information concerning rates etc
call ou cr address:
Acting a. 1 and I. Agent.
Or 3. M. COX
Trav. Freight and rassesserAgt.
vico.prosldont and Uco'l Uanaxer
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torn pbnicUnMrtrifnt at Mineral V!Tex or Hot SptioeZ
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Shook, L. B. The Abilene Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 5A, Ed. 1 Tuesday, January 19, 1897, newspaper, January 19, 1897; Abilene, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth330975/m1/2/: accessed March 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Public Library.