The Abilene Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 11A, Ed. 1 Tuesday, March 9, 1897 Page: 2 of 4
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office tamwoTBflJltC on Second Strte
Tithnari Mill mks kk pitchlotk oc
A mao who wapkaJani truths
nay apt bt pteMK companion bat
be hejjufoca realty aeeded.
The Europe powers show their
MKwecMtio&of&e sawder of 35000
iChrktwei by jP oa the first na-
tins that dares to try to stop the
' j butchery.
An exchasce ietonas as that Con
doctor Blank of the Southern Pacific
A 2 & ?& AVi hnnp
. AW ik tulnwd nor its wife will
fifbave aay il lack during the
j tor'i abseace.
i Tbe SaejABtosio light ?ays: 'Han.
k aa.haaabuadaat brains to represent
hi Ofe'm ia the Senate. He is an Old
poikioaa.'' Alos-t plain people do not
j bow regard a poauaaa as me uesi
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CaSfonOa Idaho Wyoming and
HJatowri legiaktares hive discussed
Ibeqaeatko of making prize fights
legal To thus thfek of stealing little
"Nevada's boost is dog mean and
pag" dog at that.
WcaW-be reformers in China lose
tbek beads by the assistance of the
pubac executioner and now some of
our newspapers who know how. to
work tbe trusts are wanting to send
American reformers to the Celestial
After all.it was net confidence that
was to bring back prosperity but the
restoration of a Himalayan tariff if we
are. to believe republican journals and
speakers. ABrghtj we will take pros
perky by tbat route but please don't
President McKinley says we. most
be liberal vkb tbe pensioners and the
Light "tbe great republican daily of
Texas" says "ecoaomy is needed in
every braacb of government until the
debt at wiped out?' A family row in
tbe g. o. p. k HBaaiaent.
TbeoreUcaST afl newspapers are
agakat trusts but someway no legisla
tioa regaktg these robbing combines
ever smts some of them. When a
sua ia ashamed to oppose a reform
which he kaows is needed be always
dodget by opposkg methods.
The reta9 bqaor dealer can make.
fM so amar.ce wita we. gamDier wiuiout
l a) ary to his legitimate standing as-a
bfisJaesa asas; aor should he take any
.1 part iaapboldiag a class of men who
S caaoaWbrise bad. repute npon all
1 who associate with them says the Na-
. I tawal Iiqtfor Dealer.
i Joha L. SoffiTan can't stand it any
loager aad declares that he will dial-
". te&ge At. wiacer ia the Corbett-Fitz-
ft atairamii mm. foor old John was
S tbe taati popakr champion that ever
S vote tbe bek bat hi many rounds.
wkb Jobs Barleycorn have forever
dooawdbiat as a Sat fighter and even
tbe sportiag editors are worn out with
his jaw railing.
"Tbe jaaagarat address comes as a
bteatfe f tnik ak after the close
atsacaeacfc ia which for years the
coaalrybai. breathed wkb difficulty'
aavatbcSaaAatoab Lieht. As the
af ia ffiefeace to knasigratiOn and
ilbclagbt man roust want a
1 wbich pfateat laws deny him
ihc aaaaat waat to "immizrate.1'
Moral ieatuaaat k growing in San
Aaloaia. Sackadby tbe newspapen.
aad tbe fiMriaf stkaeat referred to
tbejiatrtct aMerasy k malriag war on
tbcvariatf abeww wbkb are reported
tobavcdaitflni las low a point
hH tbejr coaid not be loager tolerated
Tbe Papart tbtfe are gradaally coming
oat ageism aaatbbag also. Texas
wM aaaa be a vary abort range for
tja bara gaaiblors.
It It alaaoat at aaay la fool a nigger
aaawbttesaaa. Agakat the whites
aaaoad by Sag liah legacy
af bavc tbe acgro who is
givkf f bkfaw abatta aad quarters
loaafactal aaaataf ike gevanatest
wheat "aiailaa' k to earoi) aU the
darkka wba waat a peawoa. Not a
fivar wtHaagta aaeapt ptaaioaf
auiaja to aty baiaf a4a attikiagly
Uke.tba wbase fsthiiBiatakparfkii
Ur Who aaaastoaay tb aotorad
boaibre has Ba aaailf
because hri disagree With you.
1 1 11 mmmMmma
Wcdonot khdw mh about tht
merits of the late Nicaragua eaal
bill fatu we hope the cxtta tessiort of
congress wilt appoint it commission
to lookmto the question arid that the
canal wilt be built hj a company un
der the control of our nation or by
the nation itself.
lodge Ctosby of El Paso is quoted 1
as saying that he spent scverat months
Jo Mexico during the campaign and
election and he doesn't believe they
spend as muchmoney to elect a presU
dent in Mexico as it costs to elect a
constable in 1 Paso. Another proof
of the low state of business in free sil-
The Herald of ElPaso eays that
laws arc made not to prevent but. to
punish crime when the. reverse is tsue
punishment being inflicted only ' to
prevent a repetion of offenses either
by the offender or others similarly in-
clined. We thought no principle was
better understood than this.
It ia.charged that the gold demo
crats dre backing bayers lor governor.
If Sam Lanbam jumps into the race it
will take someone faster than an or-
dinary sprinter to catch him. Had he
begun bis campaign 30 days earlier in
1804 he would have been named at
Ohio has furnished her fourth presi
dent the same number that .Virginia
has. but the latter furnished eight-year
men' whose service amounted in all to
31 yeats'while Ohio has' been repre-
sented' in the presidential chair less
than five years out of three" terras
two incumbents dring in the early'
part of their terms R- B. Hayes alone
serving his four years. Let us hope
that Mr. McKtnley will serve his full
term which will mike a total of 8
years seven and a half months for
Ho taxes ought to be imposed on
property exempt from execution. This
w&uld relieve a class of people who
can scarcely live without the - burden
of taxation. In our judgment the
most equitable tax ever devised.is that
on incomes because those enjoying
them have the bulk of the property
for the protection of which taxes are
collected and they can pay for that
protection without feeling the burden.
The poor widow who sews and
washes for a scanty living and to edu-
cate her fatherlesschildren should not
be hazed by the tax collector if she
is so fortunate as to own a little square
ofgTOund and a shanty in which to
shelter her family. When we become
truly civilized she will not be burdened
One of the most important indus-
tries in ihe world is represented in a
general meeting at San Antonio to-
day. The cattle growers of Texas
and a large portion of the Northwest
are in annual conclave and San Anto-
nio is jn gala attire lorthe entertainment
of. five thousand guests. These men
represent many millions of values and
unlikemost men their hearts expand
as their wealtn increases; so that their
liberality and big-souled hospitality
have become proverbial. Their or-
ginizition is the only one of its kind
00 earth-and the United Stales is the
only nauon that has erer seen thu tn-
ldastry developed into such giant pro
portions. The Reporter sends
greetings and .the. wish that their
prosperity may increase in proportion
to the immensity of their hearts;
When the French consul at San-
tiago de Cuba demanded the release
of a French girl who had been im-
prisoned and was refused he simply
sent for a war ship and gave the
Spanish official six hours in which to
release the girl withdraw all charges
against tier make an apology for the
outrage acknowledge a cfaim'for dam-
ages and salute the French flg. As
he cleared the vessel for action the
Spanish needed less than hall the al-
lotted time to comply with all de
mmdi. What a contrast to the cow-
ardly course of the United Siitei
which has shamelessly allowed her
representatives bullied and insulted
and her citizens imprisoned and out-
raged upon every opportunity with
seucely a word of protest. If Mc-
K.mley would only follow the example
of the Frenchman we could almost
torn republican in admiration of
bis Americanism The course of tbe
Cleveland regime was disgraceful be-
yond anything in the history of evea a
tenth class nation Words fail us to
express our contempt for it. Just one
such display as that of the Fienchraaa
at first would have saved the lives cf
American citizens and saved our
credit in the eyes of the world without
iriag a angle gup or resttUiag kraay
'coaapbeations" which scaated to
frklea ClcvUadkto iuu
A mart is riot fcifcessatily
OVJI WlUMtaAX. COURT.
Month by month tbe vatfcmt cowts
W America teach oat furtWw ad Kir
ther feci cAsingthek scope of power
until they consulate the most tyraM-
cal authority on earth. Even the
autocrat oDatlthe Russia is cowniM.
ed to defer to wine extent to public
opinion but our courts defer to Both
ins but their own sweet wills. la
stances of their attempts to suppress
free speech are too numerous to call
for mention. The only escape from
their autocratic sentences in contempt
cases has heretofore been through ex-
ecutive interposition but the-Texas
court ol civil appeals has now decided
that the executive has no authority to
pardon in contempt cases und this
decision will if taken as a precedent
take away the only protection' against
the cranky and unjust sentences ol
judges who may deem someone in
contempt of their august authority
As the courts have not declined any
prerogatives lying around within their
reach of late ' years the decision. will
doubtless become an honored pre
cedent henceforth. This means that
a judge is infallible and wo predict
that it will finally result in a very un-
fortunate state of feeling toward the
courts and will not add anything to
the administration of 'justice. We
think it is time for the people to give
this question some attention hefore
they find themselves bound hand and
Twenty-live Pr Cent
Editor of the. Reporter:
Take about $20000 of your surplus
cash buy some land on Lytle creek
put in a good dam so you can store a
large body of water then sell the city
all the water she wants for S5000 per
year. Let the city run her own plant.
She can well afford to pay the $5000
and you have nothing to do but collect
your rent. Now you can't kick at my
advice for I don't charge you one cent
for it But you will make your 25
per cent. See? Water Cooler.
Referring to the above we under-
stand that the city would be willing to
pay $5006 a year to any company
that will undertake to supply the plant
with all the water it can use. The
writer who is a well posted citizen
thinks that $20000 will put in a dam
that will furnish all the water Abilene
can use and he seems to know what
he is talking about when he says the
city will pay S5000 a vear cash and
run the plant herself. This would
make a clear case of 25 per cent.
Who wants it? We would take it .but
editors -dare not risk unpopularity by
becoming known as capitalists.
Cotton vs. Wheat.
Supplementary to Dr. Dabney's ar-
ticles and appealing with the logic ol
accurate figures to the Western farmers
casting about for a competency is the
article on "Cotton-Growing vs. Wheat-
Growing." In it are compared the
costs' of raising an acre of wheat and
one of cotton and the results of the
sales of the products in 1894 a
a minimum year for both wheat
and cotton. The conclusions derived
from official reports of tbe department
of agriculture are most suggestive.
The average loss per acre on wheat
was I5.55 and in Kansas where it
was grown cheaper than any other
place in tne country $2.88. On the
other hand the average profit per
acre an cotton in the worst year we
had was $2 48 and in 1895 it was
5.23 This particular adrantage when
considered in connection with the
cheaper land the cheaper labor and
the more' genial climate ought to
leave no donbt b the Westerner's
mind about tbe place where his profit
lieth Feb. Southern States Maga-
zine. Major Handy Tells of Some Famous
Garret A. Hobart will be twenty-
fourth vice prestdent of the United
Stater. Tbe list of his predecessors
embrace mors men ol distinction than
the man who does not carry his Ameri-
can history in his head is apt to think.
John Adams Thomas Jefferson Aarou
Burr John C Calhoun Martin Van
Buren John C. Breckinridge Chester
A. Artnurand Jevi r. Morton were
among the best. Eight or one-third
of the whole number bailed horn New
York Massachuseets has contributed
taree Adams Gerry and WiUoq;
Virgiaia two JeSersoa aad Tyler;
Kentucky two Jobafon aad Breckfn-
ndge; Iadwaa two aad South Catoli-
sa Paaaaylvank Alabama Maine
Teaoesaee and Jlliapis one each. The
New YwkeM bcaidta Ban Vaa.
kb Arthur aad Mortaa we OkMaa
JTibMNC Toaaffckw aad Wltfakr
grftwuonai aim xxg
) .i V.isltive.
HlHc.OurTiaEt Issue. r-. -
4 $?& 'Wf
'.- OiYXsATnGTON.4 I 1 1
The Fifty-fourth Congress out of ex-
istence at noon Thursday
The My fifth senate .of the United
Stntea becan an extra session Thurs-
Mrs. Cleveland has gone to Prince
ton her new home. The ex prestdent
has gone duck hunting.
AU the ncw!Sentors were sworn in
except Hannawho took the oathFri-
day. Four appropriation billsthe agri
cultural Indian sundry civil and gen
eral deficiency failed.
Secretary Olney absented himself
from the ceremonies attendant upon
McKinley's assumption of office.
Trie. Hawaiian legation is indignant
because ex Qacen Liloukalani .was'td-
milted to the diplomatic gallery;
Members of the diplomatic corps
were to hold an indignation meeting
Friday. They do' not like arrange-
ments made for their part in the inau
AU the cabinet officers confirmed
practically without epposition.
Tornado -sweeps over Several States
doing'much damage to property.
Mr. Olney's last act was to .resign
his office because President Cleveland
pu!d not act unfairly toward General
The financial clauses of McKinley's
address declared to be"mostexcel-
lent" by Rothschild.
Disturbances in Argentina.
Powers will withdraw legations from
Athens. Having permitted Turks to
pillage and murder Christians they will
humiliate Greece. King George
stands undauntedly to his course
Powers brought about the unbearable
conditions and refuse to rectify their
mistakes; says James Creelman in St.
The Greek government will answer
the notes of the powers in the nega
tive and will proceed to the mobiliza
tion of troops at once.
Italian mail steamer was ' fired on in
the Dardanelles by a Turkish fort.
King Ge-rge announces he Is. ready
for war with Turkey.
Italy arroused over the struggle.
Ironclads to sail undersecret orders
More troops called out to go 10
Troops sail for Thessaly.
Greece protests against the action
of tbe foreign admirals;
Italian ambassy demands reparation
for the firing on an Italian steamer
from a Turkish fort.
The metropolitan papers all seem to
be of the opinion that a general war in
Europe is impending; that; while the
Powers seem o be agreed when the
tug of war comes some of. them will
The Turkish government has called
the attention of the ambassadors' of
the Powers to two declarations con-
tained in their note to the effect that
Crete will not be annexed to Greece'
'at the present juncture" and that en
autonomous regime" will be conferred
upon the island. The Turkish ministers
wish further explanations of the words
"present juncture" and "autonomous
regime." They want precise defini-
tions of these terms. " '
Spain to get six new warships.
Officials in Cuba forced to liberate a
Missing United States naval cadet
said to be fighting in Cuba. '
An American insurgeaut killed in
his first battle.
There seems to be little hope of the
new administration acting differently
from Cleveland's toward Cuba though
some do think that McKmley. will take
steps to protect American citizens in
Flwaids voluntarily returned
Oklahoma with Sheriff Lake.
Three firms burned out at Temple."
Gainesville is to havu the firebell
rung as a curfew. Fort Worth has
alio adopted the idea.
Miss Efla Oibame died frocm tooth
ache at Uvingrtoa.
Breafawn scboe) children will raite a
fundloaWct aawawfwat to coat-
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We know absolutely and. without question to be the best made the most
perfectly operating and most durable machine manufao-
1 turpd today for planting of cotton- corn sorghum Milo Maize
etc They have revolutionized planters and now you will find that
nearly all of the old planter makers are using tumbling rods in place
of the sprocket chain. '
There were. 6000 Empress planters sold in Texas
last year. They are istrictly home goods having been in-
vented and perfected in Texas. For further particulars call on us or
write us your wants and for catalogue of whatever line you feel inter-
ested. v "
Our stock is complete in Racine
Buggies and Carriages.
membrate the signing of the Declara
tion of Independence'.
Albert Stegmann. the assassin of his
rival to the hand of Mrs. Buhrer at
Dallas blew out his brains rathar than
Wind storm did great damage to
buildings in North Texas. Several
at Corstcana seriously injured.
Middle-of-the-road populist editors
hive addressed a letter to Marion
Butler which contains a threat of re
A negro suspected oi burglary was
shot to death by masked men at Elgin.
Rain has fallen at several places and
the weather is fa'vorable for farming
Beaumont citizens are asked to
raise a bonus for another railroad
Stockmen 5000 strong in conven-
tion at San Antonio.
A number of St. Louis medical stu-
dents want to go to Cuba.
Gsneral.Coxey of Industrial Army
fame gives a gloomy .forecast for the
Six persons were killed and a score
injured by an explosion of gas in Bos
In anawer to several telegrams (ram
Haana Governor Bradley finally wired
him that he needed no adviser.
Several states show a disposition to.
legalize prize fights.
Wind stotm at Fort Smith Ark..
demolishes power house and two per-
.Hurricane in. West Virginia wrecks
factories and churches. Huntington
being the principal sufferer.
The downpour at Cincininuati was
was so heavy -that it impeded traffic
William Frasher a brakeman on the
Maryland division of the Pmladelphia.
Wilmington & Baltimore railroad
proyes himself a true hero by jump-
ing from a moving train into the Icy
waters of the Bush river arid rescuing
two children from certain death.
Appropriation bill carries $2362-
898 (or 1897 and $3070698 for 1898
$1203048 less than estimates made
by the comptroller.
Resolution congratulating Mr Mc-
Kinley was defeated but another with
a silver rider was afterwards adopted
by the house.
- Senate-passeJ house bill to yalidaie.
certain sales of lands; resolution ex-
pressing gratification at the prospect
of getting deep water at Houston;
Wayland'a fee bill was passed to en-
grossment Adopted a resolution
providing for afternoon sessions.
The house passed senate bill pro
vlding that the sUte and defendant
shalj have equal number of peremptory
challenges; killed Linn's fqcal option
eiiqebil'; passed to third reading Mr
Crane's bill to forfeit certain lands
without judicial process
Deficiency appropriation bill to
regulne pjyuont pf coal miners bil1
to legalize the gate system and several
Other introduced u thu house.
frU. Fisher will'speak for the Evan's
alignment bill today..
Tilkll'i bid tkfinwg wht rhall
legal tender in the payment of debt
was killed by the senate; passed the bill
transferring the direct tax money to the
House refused to concur in amend-
ments to the act validating certain
land sales; the Evan's assignment bill
caused San Antonio politics to be
dragged in: Ayres strongly opposed the
Bill to aid the Afro-American fair
will be unfavorably reported; Linn's
fence bill will be reconsidered by the
Bill to permit the La Porte road to
absorb the "Susie" introduced in the
Wheroas oa the 12th day of February
1897 the. Commissioners' Court of Taylor
county Texas on the petition of T. J. Oarris
et al twenty freeholders and qualified voters
residing in the sub-diriuon of said Taylor
county herein fier described by meets and
bounds ordered an election to beheld at
Lawn school bouse in said sub-dirision on
the rsth day of April 1897. for the purpose
of determining whether or not HOGS shall be
permitted to run at large in said sub-division
said sub-division being bounded as follows;
Beginning at the South line of Taylor coun-
ty at ihe Southeast corner of Surrey No. 469
on Abilene and Coleman City road; thence
North with said road to the Northeast corner
ofJ.W. Waldroup's surrey; thence West wilh
said survey to Northwest comer; thence West
to Northwest corner ol J. P. Morrow surrey
No. 1 a; thence South to the Nt rtheast corner'
W survey No. 417; thence West to the North
west corner cf survey No. 419- thence Sown
with Abilene and Content road to South line
of Taylor county! thence east with county line
to place of beginning. Notice Is hereby given
that on said 15th day of April 1897 an elec-
tion wJU be held for the purpose herinbefore
named and W. E Cope W. J. Standard.
and T C. Crofton are hereby appointed man-
agers of laid election.
Given under my hand and seal of office at
the city of Abilene Texas this 6lh day of
SEAL x Co JudgeTaylor Co.Tex.
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This mapshowa a modem up to
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It ia the "Great Rock Island Route"
And has the double daily fast eapresa
train service from Texas as follows
No. 4 Lv. Fort Worth.. ..1040 a.m.
...' Ar Kansas City 830 Hxta. m.
No. a lv. Fort Worth . . 8.x p. na
Ar. Kansas City.. 535 p m
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