Abilene Daily Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 333, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 3, 1904 Page: 1 of 4
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4 VOL. VIII.
ABILENE. TEXAS. TUESDAY MAY 3 1904.
WE HAVE MOVED
Our office is now in tho Nfront officos over Miller's
Grocery Store just aoross the street from the postoffioo
and we still find that we haven't "room enough" there-
fore "in order to reduce bur stock" commencing Mon-
day morning at 9 o'olook March 28th we are going to
throw on the market at "SLAUGHTERED PRICES'
our entire "stock" of lands houses and lots both for
sale and rent $50000.00 to lend on land and $20000.00
for land notes also our immense line of insurance all
notary work drawing deeds contracts etc. so come
early if you want first ohqice and to avoid the rush. It
will be better for you to either phone or write us the
day you will be at our office so wo can arrange to wait
on you and you. will not go away disappointed.
tt CftMrMiE BROS. Loan and Rental Boys
ftf M. H. Compere C. C. Compere Notaries Public Abilene
1ED S. HUGHES President. - HENRY JAMES Cashier.
J. M. CUNNINGHAM. Vice-President. W. R. KEEBLE Asst. Cashier. j
FARMERS and MERCHANTS NUTIOmL BANK 1
M' Capital. - - - $6O;0OO;OO 1
j ' Stir phis and Pr ottts - wuww
' 1 A1DTT-OKTW TEXAS. 1
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the American National Bank
CAPITAL PAID IN $75000.00 ' '
' A Home Institution Managed for the good of all cititens.
We Solicit Accounts
R. D. Smith reports his farm
in the dolta of Elm and Clear
Fork tho scone of Considerable
industry men lopking for buried
The story runs that about 32
years ago throe men camped on
the MpKenzie trail on Clear Fork
with $4200 in 20.00 gold pieces.
That they had been - attaoked
two nights before at Double
Mountain by robbers and fought
them off but whon they got to
Clear T?ork they thought that
'they were safe all went to sleep
were surprised by the robbers
two killed and one fatally wound-
ed. The wounded man was found
by cowboys and finally conveyed
to San Antonio where he confid-
ed to a ranger the secret of the
hiding place of the 210 $20 gold
pieces but it seems that there
we're three trails across the val-
ley and the first searchers looked
at the wrong places.
Now there is another searoh
boine; made and R. D. instead
of joining it to insist that he "get
the lion's share is making the
eyes of his friends bug out by
telling the story in town.
"Buried Treasure" excites
more men than almost any com-
bination of two words since the
pioneer days when "Indians"
was the most stirring word in our
Whoever finds this treasure is
invited to come in and subscribe
for The Reporter and we beg to
assure him that he can not in-
vest a twentieth part of one of
those gold pieoes that will bring
a bigger return.
T. M. Wagstafp President W. G.-Swknson Cashier
J. U. OHBL.TON ASS U V3Uici.
The CITIZENS' NATIONAL BANK
Solicits your business and will at all times extend to its custo-
mers all accommodations consistent with conservative banking.
J. M. Wagstaffj S. N. Morrison W. G. Swenson
J.H.Oliver D. Q. Hjll G W. Parks; .
P. H. HamraookT M;C. Cope W.A.Bowie.
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'.l:jtk;?''ft"f''fe-'Sv1' S: :" ' j$iti 'r'W
OF ALL OUTDOOR PLEAS-
URES CYCLING IS THE BEST.
Bay a Pope Bicycle nowyand
get the fall benefit of the cycl-
ing season. Come around and
see otr wheels.
Ed. S. Hughes & Co.
Senator Chas. A. Culberson
does not talk as much as some of
them but when he uses his tongue
he says something.
Just before the senate adjour-
ned he showed up republican
extravagance in a startling man-
ner. He presented a review of
appropriations for the last twelve
years covering the last admin-
istration 0(3 Mr. Cleveland and
the MoKinley and Roosevelt ad-
ministration. He said the total
expenditures under the Roosevelt
administration had been S264Q-
000000 or $211000000 greater
than the four years of the Mo-
Kinley administration and $888-
300000 greater than in th'e four
years of the Cleveland adminis-
tration. These increases he sub-
divides as follows : Civil admin-
istration $100;000000; -naval
$231000000; military $284000-
000. He also stated that for!903
the total appropriation on ac-
count of the military including
pensions would be S38i;O0O000
andsaid that oxoluding the ex-
penses of the'Boer War the mili-
tary expenditures of tho United
States for 1903 wore $32000000
more than those of Groat Britain
for that year $31000)00 great
er than thoso of Germany aid
$130:000000 in excess of those
France. "If these figures in time
of profound peace do not moan
looting then they are moaning"
less" says tho Dallas News.
Populists and the Democratic Nominee.
One of tho best posted and
IHUUb UUIlHUrVUUYU UOUUiU'B IJMl'bv
men in West Texas remarked to
us this week that if Parker or a
man like him is nominated by.
the. domoorats for tho presidency
that three millions of his pob-
plo would put out a ticket and
We believe that he is right in his
prediction and wo are surprised
that suoh men as he can not see
and understand that the Roose-
velt republicans are working for
that very thing.
Hanna during his successful
leadership of the. republican par-
ty paid the campaign expenses of
more than one populist candi-
date. The populists think that they
are carrying out their ' principles
by going off like Tom Watson
did when they are really playing
into the hands of the republicans
just 'as Palmer and Buckner did.
We are not dictating to the
populists. Their vote's are their
own to do ad they choose with
but when all can see the dangers
of another four years of Roose-
veltism it is surprising that men
who hold the interests of their
country at heart can not unite
upon anything to prevent such a
Populists of the south are blind
indeed if they oan see no differ-
ence between a Roosevelt repub-
lican and a Cleveland democrat.
The Reporter has more than
once stated that there is practi-
cally no difference between the
two except in one thing; but that
one thing is the vital question of
It is no less a question than the
emasoulation of the south as a
faotor in national politics by a
change in tho' basis of represent-
ation from the oensus reports to
that of the number of votes oast
or some other basis which will
cut our representation to about
half what it is.
IcG Cream SociaU
The Ladies Aid Society of the
Christian ohuroh will serve ice
qream and cake from 4 o'ojook
until 11 Friday May 0th at the
Rollins it Young old stand on tho
corner of Pino and North Second
Everybody invited. Prico 15
or two for 25 cents.
Mrs A. C. Stevens Pres.
Mrs J. II Thornton Sec
When you wish to sell yoorgfand ' '
notes or borrow on your land
come to as. We are now in
a position to aid our friends
and can make it to their inter-
est to do business with us.
Will stith & Co
Real . Estate and Insurance
THICK !? IS N'OTITTXa XAKIS-
FOR restoring original lustre and tone to old worn scratched
and faded furniture woodwork' and floors.
I.ACQU13R12T arics over ntgnt and wears like rawhide It will
not fad turn white or crack.
1.ACQUI-RI5T Is all right In everyway for everything;. A child
can apply It.
LACQUKKBT Is sold In convenient packages ready for use In
Light Oak Dark Oak. Mahogany Cherry. Walnut. Rosewood
Rich Red Moss Oreen and "Clear". It Is TRANSI.UCIiNT non-
luJIng. brilliant and durable. Superior In points of merit to
anything on the market.
Ask for Color Card arid Instructive) bo'oklot
"THE DANTY DECORATOR."
FOR sVle BY '
Mrs. L. H. Bradfield druggist.
Mrs. Dr. G W. Sherbino will
leave tho first of next wdok for
Canada wbere she will spend the
summer with her three sisters
andothor relatives The Repor-
ter Joins her largo olrole of Abi-
lene xfrtetyl8 in wishing lie!' a
Cleveland domocrats know that
this means the ascendancy of the.
republican party for. another
twenty-five years and if that long
then comos'the empire tho final
fate of all republics.
Rooseveltism stands' for the
money power and centralization
Olevolandism stands for the
money power also but would die
in the last ditch to save the south
from political emasculation.
With these facts before it The
Reporter beliovos that it is better
to submit to the circumstances
choose the evil that will enable
usto make another fight and
give tho west time to soe that its
weal is bound up with that of the
It is a matter of "principle"
with lis to try to follow the course
that will bo-best in the end.
The man who shouts "princi
ple" and joins the forces of tho
enemy may bo tho soul of honor
but his judgement is 'awfully
Let the populists run their own
tioket and divert three millions
df voteB from tho democratic
nominee if thoy will but lot them
also - remember "thair thojr are
playing into the hands of Rposo-
volt and whop another republi-
can congress divides tho political
power of fhe South by two that
they have mado this possiblo.and
aro in part responsible for it.
H6n. "W. L. Grogan oandidato
for the state senato will address
tho publio at tho court houso to-
night upon the question of tho
i.day in advoeaoyof his claims
Mr Grogan Js a toroioie anu
interesting speaker and wo hope
that t largo number of our oiti-
zens will hear him All are cor-
dially inyltod the ladles oapoo-lally.
We have the
goods and In-
Prof. R. P. Kirk Dead.
Messrs. R. P. and B. C. Kirk
received a telogram announcing
the doath of their uncle R. P.
Kirk at Waco on Monday hight.
Prof. Kirk was one of tho .most
widoly known toachers in Texas.
Ho visited Ballingor a number of
years ago and no doubt some of
the old timers will romomber him
kindly. The cause of his death
was dropsy. Ballingor Tribune.
Tho 30th annual convention of
tho Texas Stale Sunday Sohool
Association will be held at Hous-
ton boginning Thursday May
10th and continue through the
11th find 12th at First Prosby-
'torian ohuroh on Main and Mot
Kinney streets. TlWusual con-
vention rates have boon offered
but it is hoped that still ' lower
ratos will be granted Ask your
tioket agent for particulars.
Greatest Aid to Cookery
MIrr iMct Inhnr and trouble It m&lcCS
hot-breads biscuit and qake of finest
fittint- lirfh swa At. annetizinrf and
assuredly digestible and wholesome.
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Shook, L. B. Abilene Daily Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 333, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 3, 1904, newspaper, May 3, 1904; Abilene, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth333563/m1/1/: accessed April 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Public Library.