The Abilene Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, January 27, 1899 Page: 4 of 8
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A Blc Straw.
Bort Rawlins editor of the
Midland Gazette is a young
Ijachclor but we will not vouch
for his staving in that condition
long. In the current number1 of
the Gar.ette he announces in bold
black letters across three col-
umns": "I Lub A Lubly Gal I
Do" and then set it to music in a
.half-page of sweet melody.
Bert's got ' en. and a bad case
After reprinting a Reporter
editorial commenting upon a
proposition of an Abilene man
to work the state convicts in
building reservoirs for water
storage the Haskell Free-Press
"The foregoing meets the
old objection to employing con--vict
labor in a way to compete
with private industries with an
entirely new suggestion one
that is worth thinking about
Real we do not know a more
.promising field in which to win
lasting fame than that of teach
5ng people in moderate circum-
stances that spending their sub-
stance for mere show or ap-
pearance is useless unneces-
sary and frequently a crime.
An organization which would in
dnce its members to buy simply
for utility for ten years would at
the end of that time be com-
posed of people almost wholly
independent. Try it.
Between Two Fires.
A member of the legislature
can choose between the devil and
the deep blue sea upon the ques-
tion of introducing bills. Just
now a great howl is. going up be-
cause so many bills are being in-
troduced at Austin-and we doubt
not many of them are calculated
onig' to hinder needed work but
when a man is sent to Austin
and quietly performs his duties
on committees and In sifting the
chaff from the wbeat his constit-
uents are likely to say he does
nothing but draw his p6r deim.
So it goes. He gets cussed if he
loesaridhe gets " cussed if be
does not. Such is fame in the
It is rather a combine than a'
trust and in it is included thous-
ands of merchants who furnish
its beneficiaries with supplies.
John H. Stephens our repre-
sentative in congress has struck
the keynote in his bill which
proposes to pension only those
in need. The oldest fraternal
organization on earth issues pen-
sions sick benefits and burial
expenses upon the same basis.
The spectacle of a man with an
income of five thousand a year
sneaking up to u pension office
for a monthly bounty is a dis-
gHsung one w American man
jhood which boasts of independ-
ence and self reliance. Pension
those who have lost their ability
to help themselves in the service
of their country if they need it
but not otherwise. But our con
gressmun will fail to get his bill
through for bo hu$ run up
J Against the strongest and most
' influential qomhine on earth and
he will be made to feel the con-
sequences of its wrath. Evan
I in his own district it will show its
displeasure though hore it will
not present the bold front it
does in such states us Pennsyl-
vania Ohto.Indianu Illinois
Iowa and Kansas. It is a trust
mhose greed is more than any
Other ju America.
Abilene lake Notice
Lubbock is going to havo a
public' library and other towns of
mtiniilnoa inrmnrlnnr.ft. KOCItlll.V
and commorcially aro putting51
up tho cash for libraries.
We advise the legislature that
the people will vote down almost
any kind of an amendmont to tho
constitution it may propose
Even tho confederate pension
amendment? would httvo gono
down in defeat had it been acted
upon at the general election but
as it cawo alouo its friends ral-
lied to its support while its oppo-
nents mostly remained away
from the polls. As it was it
barely went through. The Texas
constitution-binds the peopleiua
most tyrannical manner allowing
them the least liberty possible
and it is most unfortuuate for a
state that has all its development
to come. One glaring fault in tho
present enormity called a consti-
tution is that the people can not
use their credit for any kind of
local development and corpora-
tions are reaping a harvest in
consequence. Bo diverse aro the
resources aud necessities of the
different sections of this great
empire state tha.t the people
should be given local option in
the use of their credit if we are
to be able to develop our re-
sources. Nothing which this
session of the legislature has be-
fore it equals in importance the
question of the adoption of a
' In A Comer
TheEt Paso Graphic gets after
its neighbor the Herald for
making war upon the slot ma-
chines wnile all kinds -of gam-
blinig Tuns wide open in that
city and seems'to think that it
has the Herald in a corner but
there are two sides to the ques-
tion. To begin with every man
loves to gamble naturally and
in a certain sense is born a gam-
bler but none ever starts out a
full fledged gambier. He works
up to it by easy stages 'in all
probability beginning by play-
ing "keeps" in marbles or some
such game. A nickle in the slot
that may win ten times its value
in a purchase of cigars candy or
chewing gum is a Very thin
wedge that will enter many
crevices which could not other-
wise be penetrated( because
many good people do not believe
it i& properly called gambling
and add the weight of their ex-
ample toward inducing boys to
enter upon tbe road that leads
downwards. "Some boys will
learn to gamble anyway"1 you
say. Certainly. Some boys will
learn to steal too but that is no
reason why they should be en-
couraged in staring.
A Mortal Af&ont.
Mr. Hall a representative in
tbe Arkansas legislature from
Hot Springs Sounty has passed
a mortal insult to the body of
which he is u member by intro
ducinga resolution to stop the
practice of reporting members
absent on account of sickness
when in fact they are drunk.
Such u storm has rarely been
raised in a legislative body and
it is needless to add Mr. Hall was
'set down on" like a thousand of
bricks bis resolution and re-
marks expunged and the good
name of the members saved. We
have ns idea that drunken law-
makers are more common in Ar-
kansas than in other states hut
such a sight is an ineffacable
disgraco to uny stato and expul-
sion is tbe least purnishment due
a member whovso far forgets
himself. Say what we may a
people are judged by their repre
sentatives and a man who is
willing to disgrace the people
who honored him should him-
self be disgraced and that is
simple justice. Dp tho indig-
nant members of the Arkansas
legislature mean to say that
none uf fhelr members getdrunk?
Then expel Mr. Hall otherwise
tho least said soonest mended
Wo say hurrah for Hall and all
othdrs wlio demand gentlemanly
conduct upon the part of ropro
Contct nru) irrigation.
..The Pecos Timos is auothor
paper which oudorsos the plan of
working state convicts on lrrlga
lion works. If tho people of
Toxasarotogot this legislature'
to do anything in that direotiou
they should get to work without
A Title Standard.
A straugor need uovor bo at a
loss to judgo of tho stato of pub
l.c opinion in any community.
The thermometer which never
lies and rarely misleads is the
manner In which tho law? are
onforcod or ignored. A very
smull code is sufficient for com-
munities whore a moral public
seutimout prevails while all tho
to keep order in a town where
paace oCicers kuow that prevail'
ing public opinion favors turning
things loose. Likewise if strung-
I ers find our streets alleysandva-
oaut lots covered with' trash or
ti'th they will not remark on the
supposed iuefficiencyof our may-
or and marshal but will conclude
that the citizens of Abilene as a
whole are a slouchy dirty un-
tidy set. Nor could the marshal
with a dozen scavengers behind
him keep this town clean if tho
citizens do not aid him by using
care and reraining from making
a dumping ground of their back
yards the alleys and streets.
Our marshal says Abilene must
be cleaned up before tliR first of
March and we say amen and
will do the growling act to help
him all we can. Tin cans old
shoes ragged pajamas dead
cats aromatic poultry remains
baling wire blocks of rotten hay
and kindred articles should not
be consigned toalleys and vacant
lots. In 1993 we had hundreds
of cases of fever and we shall be
worse off in 1899 unless our peo-
ple are more discreet in sanitary
matters than they have been. of
late. Abilene is about one and a
half by four miles in extent and
if families are careless a score of
scavangers can not begin to keep
the town clean. Every family
that is careless in sanitary mat-
ters from this day forward will
be partly to blame for every
death from " fever this coming
summer.' We recommend the
city council to first give fair
warning and then pop a heavy
fine to everyone who violates a
sanitary ordinance. There is no
reason for a western town having
su much fever as Abilene had in
1833. save downright criminal
"Work horse for let for his
T. & P. Cotton Receipts.
Rio Grande Division reported
3:00 p. m. Jan. 26th.
Weatherford . 20909
Thurber ..'. 325
Strawn i 4?3
Ranger .'-' 5129
Cisco... !. 5147
Putnam.: k .. 1219
Buird ....... 7053
Merkel . .... 4701
Eskota '. 548
S weet water ..T 1115
A CLEAR HEAD;
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fine appetite and a ripe old age
are some of the results of the usq
of Tutt's Liver Pills. A single
dose will convince you of their
wonderful effects and virtue
A Known Fact.
An absolute cure for sick head-
ache dyspepsia malaria sour
stomach dizziness constipation
bilious fever piles torpid liver
and all kindred diseases.
Tutt's Liver Pills
mi in nmiim
'I III 1 IV i
Ex-Governor Charles A. Cul-
berson Succeeds Senator
Mill's in the Senate.
HE WAS ELECTED
' 1ft ACCLAMATION.
: ro Ww No Opposition to Mr.
Culhcfeoii lk'ing Made tho
-Senator from Texas.
IN OTHER STATES.
John Kwm SuiTpfiil in Xcw Jpioj
but in lVnn-jhnnto Ui'lnwnre
amnivt Virginia .St EK'C-
Austin. Jay 31 Ef-Gqwrnor C1u-
A. Citllsorxwi ViH !uca!ol Soimtor
Uoj;or . Muls in Uw 1'uitwl States sen-
ate. Tin- wiw ilwmmsthutl 'by tlio
hoiw mul st'iute yestoriluv which Vyted
sepftratoly. In o.ioh Mr. p'ullxuxra was
Kltwted by iiccliini.ition.
IJ had no pppoMtion Ar tho position
not fven this I'opnlNts giving an honor-
ary voty to one of their party.
The k'ri.l.itnre will meet in joint ses-
sion tomorrow at noon and ratify the
Hon. Barry Miller made tho nomi-
natin speech in the senate and lion.
Dudley G. Wooten in tho house.
WI1 Apart Iu lViinvlinnla.
IIarri-.bnrg Jan. 'i.l..Thtf ?itth joint
ballot for United States senator resulted
as follows. Qnay republican 10t Jenks.
Democrat SO Dalzell Republican t.V.
Irvi. Republican JS; Stewart Republi-
can. 8. HutF Republican .1: C. W Stone
Republican b; C. Jl Smith. Republican
1 ; Tribbs. Republican 0 Rice Republi-
can 0: Crow Republican. 3; Markle.
Republican 2j Xowniug Republican.
2; Widener Republican 2; Benjamin
Thale Republican 1. Necessary to a
choice 120 paired. 12; ubseut without
pairs' No election.
John Krau KlrctrJ.
Trenton Jan. 4a Tho two honses of
the 'legislature balloted separately at
noon yesterday for United States sen-
ator. John Kean Republican received
14 votes in the senate and 87 in the
house. James mith Jr. Democrat re-
ceived 7 in the senate and '-'J in thu
house. This elects Kean.
Deadlock in California.
Sacramento Jan. 2"i. The senatorial
deadlock still continue-. There was no
evidence of importance brought out sv
far by the special couiiuhtv of in eti-
gation of legislativu ccandahv
Vote In clrala.
Lincoln. Jan. 2.5. The legislature took
one ballot for senator. No choico Was
Cheyenne "Wyo. Jan 25. Eich houe
of the legislature voted for Uuitvd States
senator to siicoeed Clarence D. Clark.
Only two nominations were made Clark
by the Republicans: and Congressman J
Osborne by the Democrats. In the sen-
ate U4 votes were caifc for Clark and .1
for Qslwne. In the house Clark re-
ceived 'M votes Osborne 3. Total Clark
47 Oiborne 3. .
Ono reil Two th Other Three.
Charleston W. Vn.r Jan 2." As the
enatorinl situation presents itself when
the joint ballot is taken today
N. B. Scott tho Republican caucus nom-
inee will have 47 vote two less than u
necessary to elect him and John L.
McGraw tho Democratic candidate
will have 4U.
V. jr. Stewart KlrUrU
CanUlll. m . .tnrl V5 WJll!..... -r
Stewart wiw selecK-d United Slates eu-
ator on joint ballot receiving nine votos '
In the feimto and 15 in the uxsewblv.
Rowlands name was not presented for
'o CliaucB In rM)rurf.
Dover Jan. 4.1. -The eleventh ballot
for United Stntoa senator taken by the
general assembly of Di-lawure showed
practically lio change.
Charleston. W Va Jan. 25-Tho
ballot for United States n-nator resulted
in no election.
Clnrlmmil in li Orrrlmnlml.
New York Jan. 2.1. The crnlsor
Cincinnati which has just arrived from
tuba v a Hampton Roads has gone Into
the dock at the mny yar.L She will bo
overhauled and havo several alterations
ma e in hur Interior wiulpmont.
The Raleigh her sinter sliip in on her
way home from tho Asiatic- station and
Is Ut undergo the nhius wrt of ultera-
tions as the Cincinnati
IJoth crutjn uru of a .tyjM that the
imvul Rutliuntim rugurd as uiwiiitablu
for motleru service.
U.- lit Hjrlnn(lil.
NanhviU jan Tho Jrw by flre
rl1' rW'Uf Toin- Bro 'tweot $70-
000 and $710jk with in.nrq pf .
i '"'"'""B. I'M'ltidlug the Na-
oml b.nk mi thtfiv!' Lankand
the largest drU U store in the town
weroburuod. wn (
ll I lilt
II II I
Governor Sayers Sends In His
Message au Austin.
TelN tho Legislature of Hie NewU rtlio
State Makes n Number or Recom-
inci1nUon Xew Heuntor.
Austin Jnn. 24. Tho message of Gov
ernor Snyero wiuj rend In tho liouso and
pcnnlcyeslenlay. H Is i straight busi-
ness document devoid of tho usunt
"wherefores whereases otc"lHit states
what he wants In plain wonts there
can be uo misunderstanding s to just
what he wants. "
The document starts out with the pub-
lic free schools and suggests that legis-
lation bo. passed so thnt $11842-17 now
to the credit of the permanent school
fund can be invested. Uo suggests that
the board bo given power to invest in
county bonds on th6 best possiblo terms.
Ho nkv sug ;osts that the money Ihj put
in United States bonds and in stato
tiotids of various states if deemed ad-
visable by the Ivoacd.
While he does not directly ndvocnto
tho n1olition of the lnnd ofllce yet his
dealings with the land iiuestion Indicates
that he considers the land ofllee now nt-
most an unnecessary department for ho
says that we have only about . 000 000
more of iutos of pulilio land ; that when
this land and forfeited land grants and
such other lands as may come back to
tho state are turned over to tho school
fund where it will have to go to make
good the lands due the schools the whole
ptiblic ilomnin will bo a thing of the
jmst Eveti when all tho public domnin
we have and allwe can hojw to get from
forfeitures are turned over to the school
fund the State will Mill be indebted to
said fund to an extent approximating
It would seem that the plan of Gov.
Sayers is to transact his land matters
something after tho manner in which
tho federal government manages its
He recommends a tax commission to
formulate a tatter method for the
assessment tind collection wf taxes.
A-ked law- to bo passed for tbjcarry-
ing out of thecoustitntionnliiuiendment
in regjinl to tho Confederate home aud
the state reformatory.
Recommends that more room be made
for the care of the insane anil that pro-
vision be made at the earliest opporti-
tunity. Takes a decided stand against white-
capism and asks that drastic measures
txj applied to this dangerous abuse of
In regard to the employment of coun-
sel to represent tlie state in what is
known as tho comnii-sion cases " Ho
makes it very plain that he considers
the matter one which wholly rests v?ith
tho nttorney general and eounnUsiou
thtmfthlie jns with the two in his in-
(lorvfinont f such euiptoyibent. He in-
ilorss im agprgpriatioit for this pur-
pose. He is pppvMut to refunding tautls and
recommends that they be di-Vlmrged
when due and asfai that a purplus fund
le et iioide fbr thi- pnrihW.
He. wants special lefJation for the
government of the v4ty onirls thuy
will not contjict with state courts!
Iu theJ .senate the bill defining ltignl
interest in the stat4j was discussed l)ut
not dtspoMi of.
Mt litiley of DiWJtt was elected
siwiber pro tcm of the hou1
Abtpy i-l1tious and bills wore pre--enksl
in both tho iipper and lower
Austin Jan. Si.rtao sonato and
house only held morning tensions
Tpnr$dv but the introduction of bills
were equ.il to any fujl day session
some members putting in a dozen at a
In the honealt rcsolutibng as to 'set.
tling a day for final adjournment wero
pliced on thn tsblo subject to call.
Ino following are the most important
bills introduced in tho hounuj
By Lilurd and Beaty-Bdl declaring
both gold and miver coins of tho United
States to bo full legal tender at faca
value in payment of nil debts; also to
make void so much of nil contracts here-
after made in tho stato it shall tlpnlato
their payment J any particular coins
and to poruut such contracts to bo law.
fully dikooarged m nny legal tender
moner of the United States.
By J'oolo Bill regnlatlng sale of co-
caine ppium mid other poisonous drug
and prescribing penaltlo for violation.
Br Uooheile-Biir requiring Ufa insnr-
suco comnauius toinvutt three-fourths
of tholr annual reserve fund In real o-
tato mortgages within the state.
Tho senato conn-mod all tho uotnlna'
tlous sent in on Wednesday aud the
following tout in yesterday i To be live
tcck sanitary ooinmUslouer Robert J.
Klsberg of Nueces W. B. TullU of
Hardeman nud W. J Mooru of Harris.
To bo luperlntondaut of roforniatorr
L J. Tankersloy of Boll
AnstJti Jan. SSi Iu'tho homo yrt
day Air. Kennedy's bill rqnlriug tho
secretary of mto to give is bpnd of
23000 with six sureties was reported
favorably by tho committee with mi
amendment providing for Ins chief olrk
to nUo givo bond was dUcussed and
Ijillunl'a bill relating to unlawfully
aWpoiing of m i'reg4aed property and
flxjug venuo wu .ngtood
Tuirty.ulne bills wero introduced in
X tvsolutlon txarn.ug conUolenoe on
the death of ex-RopreWHtife Barna
wm adopted. .
Barbee Goodman Iopr Tar)clttK
ton and Barrett weroappolate'. oom
mittoo to luspoot tho Confederate hmne
Little actual buriaoM was transacted
by the sonato. The main feature of the
MSslonfWaH tho lutroduption of bills.
Tho sonat.0 rofusod to appoint aH ex
Tho nojnlnatlon of Samuol Df Ilarlau
as sttporlntondont of pnbllo buitdlngs
and grounds was confirmed.
Tho senate adjourned to this
ALL HIS OWN WAY.r
Kicflutcriior I'utlionmn lis ' lpol-
tli.it In tlio Srnntorlol Hace.
Austin. Jan 2 t.-s-Ex- Governor Cul-
berson's name as the single candidate
for the Honatorshlp will ta pnseutot to
tho legislature today. 'The nominating
speeches In the bouse will bo mhdo by
Messrs. Wooten and Kittrell and iwr-
haps several (dhers. Some of the gen
tlemen who will laud tho'caudldato for
thu senatorshlp to the skies "us men
y i M
iff f -fjBh. sBMEu's.
CAUt.r A. KUrSlKttSON.
w;ir when they make nominating
speeches have fought tlje ex-governor in
the past very fiercely and again it is
ngaiu prOlHT to say that this is tho be-
giiiuiug ot nn era of iH'aiv Governor
CulK'rsou will l elected by the twi
houses and his election will ta rntilietl
by the joint se-ssion winch occurs to-
morrow at litxm. '
A)iiiluitii-iii In stato Ut.artturnt.
.A lis u ii ; l4ii. 21.-Tho- secrorary of
state has nude tbe following appoint-
ments lit the rtate department; Chief
clerk Ueorgo T. Johnson MeLouuan
county; first asistaut c.erk R. B. Crn
ger TravLs countr ; first assistant clork
W. R Parker Caidwellf secoad assist-
ant cent aliss L zz e Branutu Kistland
comity; sienorapner Miss Maud M.
itallrntU Ciluiniiun HvporU
Austin Jam 21 Tho railroad com-
uusnon Aiied its pnuted rejKirt of
the work fer ihj lat ye.tr to-day It
i rather a vo.ununous document but
only S3 jwges are devote! to the staw-
nitiit. iit the cOuimtvuou the rvit of tho
report being duvoted to statistics and
Mr. Mayfi-jd did not sign tho report
aud it U pausing much comment.
lllll. Upurtdtl rTOrblj-.
Antin Jin. "ij -r-Tho senate judicial
committee. Mo. 1 his reported favorably
on tne following bills:
Milier's bid pro iumg for tho creation
of leo premium mutual life insurance
companies m tho state aud for regula-
Ou Johnson's bill trnns'ernng tho is-
suance or mitriagu hcensis from tho
conuty to the district clork
Uuujr Holding lit Vute.
Ilarrislmrg Jnn. 24. The fifth lwllot
of jont assembly of the Pennsylvania
legislature resulted. Quay Republican
Ki; Jenks Democrat 48;Dalrell Ro-
pullicun. II; Irviu. Republican 3; Stew-
art Republican. j HufT Republican ;
C. W. Stone Republican. 0; Tubbs Ro-
publicnn 3; Grow Republican i
Mnrkle Republiean 1; Downing Re-
publican. 1P. A. Weidner. .Republican
3. Total voto cast 1.10. Necessary
for choice. 70. No election. Paired VW
AW'ut without iwdrs 4.
No lllrctlon In Went VlruInU
Charleston Jan. 24. There 1ms lieou
no decisive results reucbetl hero affect
lug tho contest for senator between Scott
Republican nnd McCiniw Democrat
Mill llluckcil Iu DoluMiir!
Dover. .Tun 21. Tlio ninth joint bal-
lot for United tHatcs senator resulted tui
follows: Georgo Gray Democrat 14;
J. Edward Addicks Republican 15j
Henry A. Dnitont Ttvpulillcun regular
10; l-TuucisA. Dnpont Republican If
L. I Huudy Doniocrat 2; Johu Rodney
Deuiocrnt tl. Absent 0. Totul vote 40
Necessary to a choice 2L No election.
MU Moure lltirueil to lktli
&in Francisco Jan. 24. Alius Jennlo
Moore daughtor pf the late I. O. Xooro '
nnd a prominent socioty belle died 6nn
day at the family lesldoneo on Gonglt
street from thu eireots of fire. Tho lace
curtains of her room tacamo lgnitel
from a gasket. She attempted to ex-
tinguish the blaze but her clothing
Taught r and she rushed Into tho hull
ft mass of flames which was quenched
jvltlj dilllnlty by the faintly. The young
lady who was 2U yentu of age and
iiutixl for ber lanty ud tulentu. Hi.
ijercd ill great agnny for several hours
When uho eipired
Tv Cotton lltirn. in Ilaty
.n.wn.Ml."U Jn n Ftr lm J'
S00U bales of tiitton lying tm the wlmrjl
atUeiiou which had been iljschargeil
from the Urtthh stwiiner Barbaru from
Unlveston Two thousand bales weru
aiuiost couikdotely UestroyeiL
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