The Abilene Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 37, Ed. 1 Friday, September 23, 1898 Page: 4 of 8
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Jfiil lftttf CtmjHtny
Shook a Krapfcn Proprietors
Ti. B. Shlok Editor.
Oho. S. Anderson Manager.
WEEKLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES.
OmYut - - - $.oek
9k onths . . - .56.
Three steals 5.
Democratic Ticket .
For United States Senator
Chas. A. Culberson.
JV)r Congress 18th District
- John H. Stephens.
Jos D. Sayers.
For Lieutenant Governor
J. N. Browning.
For Attorney General
Thomas S. Smith.
J. W. Iol?bius.
For Com'r Gen Land Office
Geo. W. Finger.
For Railroad Commissioner
For Assoqiate Justice Supreme
Thomas J. Brown.
For Judge of the Court of Crimi-
For Chief Justice Court of Civil
T. H. Conner.
For Senator fSth Senatorial Dis-
trict W. P. Sebastian of Stephens.
For pepresentative 107th. District.
John T. Tucker of TayJor.
Democratic Nominees. -
For County Judge
For Sup't Public Schools
W. W. Kirk.
For County Attorney "
A. S. Hardvricke
For County and District Clerk
M. C. Lambeth
For Sheriff and Tax Collector
J. V. Cunningham
For Tax Assessor
CL C Jackson
For Treasurer 1
J.H Thornton' '"
For Pubnc Weigher
M. A. Hart
For County Surveyor
W. A. Riney
For J. P. Precinct No. 1
"W. A. Minter
For Constable Precinct No. 1
S F. Gorjiam
For Commissioner Precinct Xo.l
J. H. Bass
Peopte aro more prom to hib
at small bait thu any fish of the
sea. They often seem unable to
seo'a "week ahead but allow
every day to tako caro of itself.
By taking timo by the forelock
and sowing oats in tho dust from
ouo td eight weeks ago some of
our furmors will have mngnlfl-
contcrops of winter oats and the
fmost possible pasturage.
Whj Not Lee?
In view of tho probablo re-
sumption of hostilities with
Spain and tho possible entangle-
ment of our notion with Gerinu-
ny over tho disposition of tho
Philippines some abl man
should be put in Alger's place
and General Fitzhugh Leo would
make a most excellent secretary
of war. jS"
JQnU'pHaSflg cUuMb of Wcoare.
making a determined effort to se-
cure a cotton InlU In that clly. We
hope to hoar of euoh enterprises all
Unless very active- stops nro
takon at onco Taylor county will
bo at tho tail of overy comity
bxhibtt at tho West Texas Fair
Oct 23th to 28th. This would
be unfortunato. and wo call upon
our farmers to ralloy at onco and
moot tho situation-
This question is receiving
much attention in northern and
central Texas and we are pur-
suaded that Abilene shou-d give
it some thought West Texas
can have first-class roads at less
cost than any part of the state
but they do need some attention
and much moro than they get.
There is no better way to draw-
trade than to give the people!
good roads to drive over. Let
this matter be looked into.
Beth Clm Thcia.
It is understood that presi-
dent McKinley instructed tho
peace commissioners to roUiin
tho principal island Luzon and
n string to all the others of tho
Philippine group and that Sagas-
tahasgivsn the Spanish mem-
bers Of the commission to under"
stand that Spain must retain all
of them. This means that no
agreement can be reached at
Paris and that tho war is not
over hut simply suspended.' Un-
der the circumstances a secreta
ry at war should bo appointed
who is competent to got our
army upon a war footing.
Near Fctere of Texas.
Not in the former history of
Our state have her prospects as
a commonwealth been so bright-
Her credit is at a premium her
tax rate the lowest with two or
three exceptions her crops are
now as sure as those of any
state manufacturing enterprises
-" multiplying" and. the next
governor ?Qjrsjmll encourage
the establishment ormny more.
Gold Denocrais f 7)
The Waco Telephone reKj-g to an
nterestinjj incident as fblloVs:-
The treasurer of the national dem-
ocratic party or goldbng democrat
in his report of money expanded
" K" "- -""K-"" in 1 tnm.trir hc t1t- Kq- .;.
1596 mentions an item 2500 met? "a "" "" """"&
in the senitorial campaign in Ohio. two "weeks but has ginned and
As Hanns. was thetnlv gold etan- Feckedover two hundred bales
ui"u """" " ;ouu ifcis "$nuarx size. rtevt j el "joi-
The News from Roby.
Sept. 12 159S.
When all goes well it is a pleas
ant task to give the nws to
others. Well that is the case
just now in .Roby. Friday night
thi good Lord sent us a gentle
root-soaking rain which was so
timely for the grass was getting
very dry and the time for wheat
sowing had come and people
feared that it would continue too
dry as it had last fall But Sat
nrdy nighc we received a gulley-
washing rain and now the tanks
are filling up again and while
writing these lines the heavens
look as if we might look for a for-
ty days rain. Cotton is nearly
all open and people are. doing
their best to pick it out and have
it ginned if it does bring less
than five cents a pound. Our
admitted that a great deal of mon
ey was paid for his election it is
presumed that treasurer Freniel
Used the 52.500 contributed by
men who think they are the only
true democrats to buy a Eeat in the
senate for the head of the republi-
can party of this country-
lard Xirm Mnthndist Avnnr-pTiKt
- v .-H3 W..U.
has been laboring here now for
ten days antfhe town and conn-
ty are being- n.toved as they have
not been for ydbs if ever before.
The meeting is teaching the men
especially the vld men and
ancss Loan scsiorize vs to timocace
lira as a cosdidote fcr Treascmof TaTkr
County subject tojie aetifia of tieTOer at I
the eniang Notembe? election.
II' B. Coocavioriresn-.toannwncHs
eandfdn- for the cSce c( Sheriff and Tax
collector of Taj lor Cccaty at the erasing
E. N. Kiby hereby acccmncea u a can
didate forjudge of Tajic cctwy -object to
he Toten at the Norernber election.
It seems to be a hopeless effort
tut we again call attention to the
' value of farmers institutes and
nrge them to organize this win-
ter and get the benefit of the ex-
perience of their neighbors?
Farmers of Taylor Jones Fisher
and Nolan counties should have
-t least four joint nreetihgs this
"winter. Why not?
A False CharteT '
It is stated by friends of Alger
that all tins fuss about the bad
.treatment of the Volunteers at
flsnliago and other nlnco tc n
ftjkeof sensational newspaper re-
jwrtors. This leaves out consid-
eration of the fact that tho first
or about tho first kick made was
In the famous "Round Robin ."
1 - itned by some of the bravest
iSi most relfcbfo officers in thu
volunteer array in front of San-
tiago. Inefficiency or worse is
responsible for tho scandal and
ot scnsationaj nowspajwr.
Federal Cacrt Injunctions.
A month or so since a northern
boggy manuafctnrer put agenta in-
to Bell and adjacent counties to
sell his vehicles. Local dealers at
ones put in traveling agents to
compete with the salesmen of Eaid
manufacturer and they made it
not for said salesmen. So much 0
that the enterprising northern
house sold no more buggies. Then
came the northern plan of flying
tp the Federal court to assist thn
manufacturer in running his busi
ness by crushing out competition
and an injunction was granted in
the Waco court against the local
dealers. Tbi3 iea large eized dtraw
showing which way the wind blows
in the north and is exactly what
the Chicago platform was e r Hie
at when it declared against "gov-
ernment by injunction" We hap-
pen to know some of these defend-
ants and they werestrongly opposed
to that plank in the democratic
platform hence we call their atten-
tion to the practical side of the
subjectin its workings as applied to
their business. Judge Meek baa
refused to make this injunction
permanent but ita temporary op
eration for two monthB or so has
probably enabled the northern
house to finish its canvass of that
territory unhampered by competit-
ion which was all that was want-
ed When our Bell county friends
get a better inBight on all the prin-
ciples of the Chicago declaration of
the rights of the people and the
necessary restriction to be placed
npon the courts they will be better
democrats and more intelligent
yo'ers. They will not be so quick
to call Mr Bryaa and his party
anarchists. The grand old demo-
cratic party Is nd ever has been
ttat party of tb people.
THE fcAftrtiSON Or
OUfl NEW TERmTOnY
tnrl Mlte Stj Fifty TMainmt Will
So to ChJjs ami Twntr-rt Xk
- m to tho fitHplHM.
Now York Sopt. 3 ItA spoolal to
Tho Hewitt from Washington aya!
Gunoral Miles when naked how inany
rcjdmoilts would bd stationed with tho
volttatcbrs at tho difforant giirrbous ro
About 12000 rofcnhw in Cuba 1000
in Houo'uln 8O0O in tho Philippines and
4000 in Porto Pleo"
General Miles raid ho expected that
Oubttwonltl bo pnrrisoned with abont
60000 men tho Philippines with about.
M.OOO Porto Itico about 14000 Honolu-
lu about 4000. All tho regulars which
woro at Montauk with tho oxceptiou Of
tho Twontr.fourth infantry tho Twenty-second
cavalry and tho Ninth caval-
ry will tw s lit to Cuba and Porto ltico
andiho First and Fifth cavalry wore
add$d to tho S vonth and Eij-hth Caval-
ry all of which troops Will go to Cuosw
General Miloa said that tho decision
thus to dip-$o of tho troops wa lir:ely
a result 0)t ihe rou'orouo hsld Satarvi.iy
between tho prcsideut actiuj; Secretary
Meikjejolm and himsalf. Tho Seventh
cavalry now stati'ined in Arizona and
New Mex co and the Eighth cavalry
now stntfrmod t Fort Meade have
however bcn. ortlerrd to Unntsvillo
Ala. whither mftst of tho regnlan for
Cuba will go Tho Second and Ninth
cavalry now at Montabk "will go respec-
tively to tho department of Dakota and
In addition to the Seventh army earn
cCi.lx3uTpO.fOi) it ia p.nnned now that
the teas iniiis ix hauittni wgimsnts
aii now in tjl cou'itry. wi.l -o to Cuhci.
Fviar of The iBian:l ivaiutonts aro now
in Santiago -namely the Second Third
Pi th and Ninth tho first three being
white and the Ninth colored. There aro
three other colored immuno regiments.
the Seventh Eighth and Tenth now at I
Isxington. Tho others are white
namely the Fourth at Jacksonville;
Sixth at Anniston and tho First at Gal-
veston. General Miles eaid there would be
plenty of soldiers for tho programme as
there wore left he said 100000 volun-
teers and 00000 regulars. Theso regu-
lars no: needed will it is expected re-
main in winter camps.
TO BE FRIENDLY.
The Filipinos Have Entire Con-
' flilenco In the American
OF MANILA BAD.
Until tho Spanish Trisonors Aro Re-
luoval tho Amoricans Say Condi-
tions Will Ho Unchanged.
DISEASE THERE IS
' 0 THE INCREASE.
Esni'chtUy I Tjnold Fcrcr Spread-
Ins? to an Alarming Extent Span-
ish Voa-ols Fifing tho Flag of
the United States.
THE RESIGNATION OF
W Tendered to Crnerat Gomii
and U Accepted It Without tho
New Tort Sept. 2U Mnjor Benjamin
Giberga of the Cuban army who ar-
rived here from Santiago on the trans-
port Port T cjor was at the headquar-
ters of the Cuban junta Monday night.
Major Giberga -went to Cuba in April
last and for a short time served as secre-
tary of the president of the provincial
government. He then joined General
Garcia and became his secretary. Major
Giberga left General Garcia on Sept 4
yonng men the eviacated and the tter liie la-ter'a resignation from the
illiterate ab'ke. TouLrv tip stra Cubanarm"r- Garcia was then at Bire
will all beclosedund the teachers JV wfTn'T? f tt
. . . . vci: I Jibont COmiles fromSantiaeo. in tho
interior of the island and is the town
where the present revolution started on
of the High school have ageed to
give their scholars a chance to
attend the all day services
which are to close Mr. Collard's
services here for the present
The members of alt denom na
tions are cooperating with the
and havegone to work for the
Lord in good earnest it is believ-
ed that the work will go on bless
ing the people when Mr- Collard
shall have gone to fill the many
appointments in other towns and
cities. His next meeting is to
begin at Throckmorton next Fri
He will carry with him tho
good wishes of all who attended
his services and the prayers of
Christians go up for his meetings
wherever ho shall hold them.
In tho services yesterday for
men only the house was closely
filled with men and boys all of
whom rose and indorsed his ser-
mon and then between thirty
and forty came forward and
knelt at the altar asking God to
onablo them to givo up sinniug
and become followers of Christ.
At tho same timo the women
and girls of tho town and coun
try moUttho Baptist church
in a service led by the ovunge-
lists daughter who accompanies
him us slngor and organist und
contributes not a llttlo to the
success of theso wonderful ser-
vices. Tho brfck for tho new building
of tho Fisher County Bonk aro
nearly all on tlfe ground and tho
work of laying tho foundation is
to begin today Several private
residences aro going up in town.
Roby is stuadily improving1 al-
though 18 miles away from
Feb. 24 lKM.
AccordingSp Major Giberga the resig-
nation of Genbal Garcia and its ac-
ceptance by Geneml Gomez Was a com-
plete surprise to tbeViyil officers of tho
Cuban republic. It wraa known that
there was somo frictiobvbecett -the
two officers but no on0 toVraght that
C-arcta would resign from the winy and
even if bo should present bis resignation
they did not believo Gomez woul
cept it. The wbolo affair of the
nation and acceptance was carried on
without the knowledge of the civil au
thorities as General Gomez as commander-in-chief
of tho army promptly
accepted it without consulting tho civil
Major Giberga was Inclined to bo-
lieTe that Garcia's roigaatioa wosld
liave.no effect among the Cabana sad
would cause no dlsseasloa although if
it had bees tendered prior to the oca
tioa of hostilities it might have injured
the Cuban cause.
Wheat Crop Dateretlited.
Wlnaepe Sepi.31 Manager Thomp-
son of the Oirhvio Milling company who
hasjtut returned from hwpectlBg the
wheat crop says:
"Aa a r?salt of ray inspection I am
forced to bellev that tho govotument
estimate of tho crop will be exceeded by-
over 7000000 basliols. I estimate tho
crop of wheat for Manitoba this year at
Sv000COQbushol and allowing 0000-
000 for the northwestern territories will
giro us a total crop of wheat nearly
double that of last year and tho great-
est In tho hUtory of tho west. I am
pleased to find that tho suunosod Inlm-v
from wet weather has not been anything
approaching what has been represented r
in fact damages from that causo aro
light and Manitoba tlifsjear will shin
more hard w holt tjuu thu entire croii
of last year." '
Km Will HI.
Paris. Tor; Sopt. 31. A a result of
a quarrel over i'5 centi a negro received
throe pistol shots hi the body t JJJ-;
Jowu and will die The mm who did
the shooting escaped but is being close.
ly pursued by officers.
Now York &pt. 21.-A dispatch to
Tho Hurald from Manila says as a result
of tho meeting of tho national assembly
of tho Filipinos thus far held in Malolos
there is now cutiro conSdenco iu tho
American government ou tho partuf
the insurgent leaders. All members of
the assembly exhibit an earnest dosiro
that future relatious of tho Filipinos
with tho. Americans may bo o? tho most
The condition of tho Spanish prisoners
is beginning to excite anxiety among
military dfllccrs here. Eleven thousand
prisoners are quartered in churches and
other public buildings with narrow cou-
fine in the walled city whore most of
tho Spmish livV and where tho Ameri-
can garrison is necessarily quartered and
where General Otis has located army
Members of tho sanitary corps keep
continually at work cloiring tho fllth
that constantly accumulates. Tho
Spanish having no knowledge of
the laws of sanitation. Tho result of
the condition is threatening a general
outbreak of some Zymotic diseases.
Typhoid fever has already increased at
an alarming rate. Tho1 authorities feel
that it is absolutely essential to tho
health of tho city to got tho Spanish
prisoners out of Manila at tho earliest
Similar conditions aro reported at
Cavito where Spanish hands alid rebels
are suffering from lack of tho necessa
ries of life. To make matters worse the
sailing of hospital ships to Rio has re
peatedly been delayed. It is now stated
positively tho vessel will sail Thursday.
ProbaUy by that timo sho will have
considerable accessions to the invalid
Twenty Spanish vesaeK including 13
steamers have comp'cted tho transfer of
the American flag and a majority of
them havo now proceeded on coasting
There is some uncertainty regarding
tho native crow l upino vessels. It is
reported that they havo boon committ-
ing questionable acts and tho Boston
and Raleigh have sailed nuder orders to
protect commerce. Tho British gun-
boat Rattler has gOno to Gebu. TherO
are rumors that tho insurgents aro at-
tacking Cebu and Iloilo.
New Trout Honolulu
San I"rinoico Sept 21. Tho steam-
er Australia has arrived here from Ha-
waii. General Mcrnani commawling
the department of California who has
been in Honolulu was ona of tho pas-
sengors. Everything was quiet at Hon.
olulu when tha steamer loft. Tho peo-
ple were jubilant over annexation and
were interesting themselves in an effort
niako the government of tho islands
to that of tho United Statea. Of-
of the Australia say tho Arizona.
with trloops for Manila sailed ou Sopt.
II andltho Scandhk with troop and
treasure! wa cure- Sopt ia. Tho
AusirahaNbrooght up Uvosick soldiers.
Th Trop Ordered to Manila.
San Franctfoo Sopt SI. Tho troops
ordered to tbeLPhlllpplnca are all anx-
ious to depart iV aooa as possiblo and
their wbhes are"Jlkely to be gratified
for General MllleiSi who hopes to head
the expedition la downg all ho can to ex-
pedite transportotIol'. Tho numerical
strength ordered to tbp oriont is as fol.
lows; Pirat Tennce regiment. I28i
THAI E MOARSHIPs
ARE 10W Rf:A
r Are tfa. r. ChlcK3 ...
J Gotoliihtlnnei .t .. 1
VfTnalitiuvtUi Hank nt .. -
teatloa of the navy doim.-. .
tVirfift woH.nf.fnr'iti ..... 1 . f'1
1ut tf.fjfcfc.ltti uknV.1. rtii. -
i.nu.mwm. JUICSO BMIV.
cago atul Atlanta which hivn w.l
dorgolng repairs at thq Now Yott BJ
..! iu p- jwini anu uia
Ynrlftnurn. wlilr.li l... ...
MAMltlI..H yu. ..H.t 1. . "Q
iri. i.i. .i 1 .
H.uu huu Atlanta will Uj
BiRuaiiuiiiinwrai Atiatitlo flrttt
tllO Conclusion Of n. irnit...
-. ... "'V " iwce i
opsin wnon tnoir intnro statlota
bi determined. Tho Yorktownnn
asslgndd to tho Aslatio statioa v&
mu newi ui small gunboats irt th
ters of China and tho Philippines !
Captain P. IL Cooper h.13 bn
signed to tho command of tlio (J
and Commoiloro O S. Perry eqnipl
omccr at too uavyynrii lias bceu e;R
tl rt Mtht 4il tliA X"ti
wUvu..uu iUU iursiown. 5q(I
aacan do Karneu the Atlanta's
manqiugomcernas not yet lnndetJ
It will not bo surprising if tbe Chv
go is assignad to tho European tqnjdH
to bo lormea probably in XoveabtJ
Tlio mteutiou of U10 depirtment Ui
relievo Commodore J. W. Philipmc
mand ot tho rccond Eqnndron c(t
liorth Atlantic fleet in the event o!t
tinued peace und assign huntotintri
commandant of tho Boston navyyirf
regaruoa as inuicativo or tho intents
of tho authorities to sond Commoda
H. I. Howison to sea. As tho En-o-
rquadron will bo the only cotmacvicol
n itfl ell . .. I. .. v I
lw nuiwi niu to am 11 nraiut-
bo surprising if ho were assigned lotiJ
Bids will bo opened on Oct 1 forcsl
tracts tor tntj construction of fonrroii
defense monitors authorized by the Is
naval appropriation law. It u tali
tho department that four finm
surely bid tho XJnion iron work Bi
Iron work Colombian irou works ui
Diatpgno & Son-. Tho de parttuent h
not yet awarded tho contract)! for tl
construcuou 01 too torpoJo bxits ai
torpedo boat destroyers. Considerate
oppbsttiou is Btill manifested braii?
builders whose bids werw not reoain!
by tho naval boatd of construct joa. t:
tho alignment of contrac's to tb
Herrschoffs and John V. Trig
Commodore J. O. Watson has tvponJ
to tho navy department that he hi
tailed from Guanranamo in tha l-wart
with two other vessels uni r h.s cua-
mand for tho scene of tho wreck of ti
Infanta Maria Teresa. It Is tho purport
of Commodore Watson to assist tii
wreckers In raising tho Teresa.
Iowa Uffl: First
recruits Second OroKon.
Twonty.nffh Unlttd State
total forco Wwj
Mora pf Camp Hlko
xi ow iorlr Sopt 31 T
steamer Bhinecock with
reacnou were. About ono
men wont to tho hasp!
nnmn ni rti.Hn.i. -. -m.
..w 4UKUUKU uiuetv.noat
bryaa Mar Iteilca.
Kansas City Sopt. 21. A soeclilto
Tho Star from Jacksonville Fia. saji
it is rumored hero that Oilonel WiUlia
Jennings Bryan of the Thud Nebrash
volunteers aviU sliortly resign his coa-
mission in tho United States army soi
resunio tho ciLcusion of public qrt
The nli"w at Knozvllle.
Knoxville Sept. -fil Everythine ca
qui vivo at Camp Poland in expectants
of tho vlxlt of Secretary Alger today.
Orders for tho review have been issued.
It alt f ins storuu
Kew York Sept 2L-A dispatch iron
tho Barhadoo says the full report of tha
damago wrought by tho recent hurripant
there has been mado by tho autholitiM.
They show tho destruction of property
not overestimated though the low ci
lif) is somewliat smaller tnau was sup
posed at first As it w the reporti
show 1C0 fatalities. Fihy thouand
persons were made homelesi by tk
great etortu and tno full damago U csti-
mated at more than SI.OCO.OOO.
Quean Open rartlament.
Tho HauOT. Sent. 21. Wilbclnilm
accomnanied bv her mother opened th
states croneral narhament of the Nelh
lands Tuesday In a speech from th
throne her uaajostT dwelt upon inniuns-
orable proofs of patroitlsm and affectioa
for the dynity manifested since her se-
cession to tho throne tha recollection oj
which shO added can novor bo effaced
fmai oaamnrr'. The nnecn allO tsil
that she had received tho csar's dlsarnii-
tneiit nrnnaalS with nconllar svtllplthr.
The queen la hr speech also proutUtd
tl intraauciloa of m. number of social
Car f T-wa Cera.
Galveston Sept 81. Tho first car of
Texas coca for export arrived noro iuw
day ami Is the hrald of much mors
that Will ha moving from this time on
Tha tint ear ta oonslgiwd to tho William
r nrfhw-Ain Gntln ooMinativ. whlca
ha. more than SBO.tKW or JW0.000 bush-
els to follow It. The corn was grown lij
the ntiijblKM'hood of Waco and graded
Ualt hero sent
f.lmr"T TTYnallS wirf.
!.. " ' -'-"-I vMI ..
Where thoy woro put 011 basrd the ho?
pital train at tho IVnnsvlvauU rallnmi
atatipn and sont to Fort Myer Va
Hack Hl OI.I I'laea.
Paris Sept. 81 Tho ealdttot cosniit
has reappointed General Zurlindon to tt
miH mtnuiiary governor of IWk.
.--. tr VTVW&.nn jqviiuUR in
ttw pt(ollo of tbe ttJula3aVrJ
c-i: v ":
. T--w . wwar...!
WaAiekvtou Bout 91 John Shor-
mm k Ut at his ranldoiioo iu this ell
ti AM acute attaak Of branohitls. H
IsMbsMi in bed about a week and
d favorably nutll two dava ago
1 there was a slight relarao lla u
ted m being better though omo
weak with Utile fever. Ills oou
stlou la not regarded as dangerous.
'' 'H" ' iinaiMipai
Ouo Tex Sew. Jit. Haw Alexan
der a colored mm' wko rlvd a tdow
oynrthe hd Hatutnbur ivftemooi) died
fret U efftiola ImmW With e
('ILmm ot ti-U ytaw latWMht aboit th
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