Abilene Daily Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 234, Ed. 1 Friday, March 31, 1905 Page: 1 of 4
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ABILENE TEXASi FRIDAY MARCH 3 J 1 905.
YOU NEED HELP?
Wc lend money on land all over
the western country repayable"
In ten annual installments with 8
per cent with option given lopay
off the entire loan at the end of
the 5th year or any year after
.thatvhich is a finejloanand.easy.
payments. We inspect the land
ourselves and examine"the titles
( herein Abilene hence we can
' jjut loans through quicker than any
one else. Come to see us!6r write
. us for particulars.
Land Dealers and
$3 tla Semi-Annual
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WANT TO BUY LAND?
Our land business is buying
arge bodies of land and cutting
them up into small tracts and sell-
ing on long time to actual settlers
so buying from us. you can save
the middle man's commissibn
thereby getting the' land cheaper..
We have been here 13 years and
we know and are known.
TOURS. MAR. 30th
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SMALL SOUR PICKLES
ALL BY'TIIE QUART.
PIf!KT.TCR OATSTJP PRESERVES.
CROSSE & BLACBWEL'S
lyCHEEIEW & DURKEE'S
A Lady Speaks.
To The Reporter:
I notice artiolos in The Ropor-'
tor taking a retrospective view of
the Abilono country; as to hor
Wm. Slaughter says that Sam
Friend thinks that thia was a
better farming country in 1870
than it is now and Sam says the
streams did not dry up then as
they do now. It is supposed that
men know more about suoh
things than women do but I want
to ask Sam if he oyer thought
about the conditions in "a philo
sophical way?- Don't you know
that in 1875 and earlier that
farming was not so general in
this country as now? And don't
you know the more the soil is.
turned-overhand the ground loos-
ened up that the water sinks un-
der the surface and goes to "the
roots of vegetation instead of
running off of a dry hard sur-
face into creeks whioh would
seemingly indicate more rain
then than now?
My husband and I have been
in and near Abilene about twenty-three
years and my observa-
tion about thiB country is thatifs
natural qualifications as a farm-
ing country are being very fa-
Sand storms and high winds
were formerly very frequent here
and I've always noticed sinoe" I
have liyed in Abilene that the
more rain we have the less wind.
We.don't have sand storms Jiere
like we used to have and storm
houses are. not visited so fre-
quently now as then because we
very rarely have very high winds
Why- riot? Because we haye
more rain. If we haye more rain
why are the creeks not running
1ike-they once - did? Because
moisture invites moisture andrwe
have more farmers now and
more plowing is done the more
moisture f under' the heavens.
whiph invites moisture from
These are facts and we don't
want a false idea to go abroad
the Abilene country is deolining
as a farming country.
We should remember that it is
yet a new country and prospeots
for the future are very flattering.
The Willing Workers of the
Baptist ohuroh have issued yery
pretty invitations to a "tacky"
party to be given at Mrg. M. H'.
Compere's Friday night. They
wish again to invite everybody to
go whether they have received a
printed invitation or not. Every
one will be weloomed. Refresh-
ments.. Price 15 cents or two
for 20 cents. Go you will enjoy
Come and see the hew pieces
we haye in this pretty glassware.
' We have all kinds of glassware
CeMa4Hf See Oat Line.
It has beon said that tho city
has no donstitutional authority
to force the pwnorB or occupants
of buildings to oonnoot wator
olosots with tho Bowers when put
into operation yrhioh. is perhaps
true but it can deolare those
not so oonnooted to be a monaoo
to publio lioalth and cause their
removal whioh serves tho same
purpose and insures the same re-
sult. A fundamental principle of
govemmentis the power to pro-
teot the public health to enforce
all suoh measures as may be
neoessaryto prevent disease-and
The powder ia broad in its scope
and carries the authority to) abate
all nuisances that ..endanger tho
The death of several norsonB
irt Abilene' dunngvthe- past " '
years has been dirootly traced to
the poisons that have gone forth
from the unsanitary water clos-
ets in thickly settled portions of
the town Until now it has not
been praotibal to cause the re-
moval of these closets from the
businessand densely populated
parts of the oity .
We stand first for all measures
for the -preservation of the health
of Abilene' The loss of one little
ohild whose death is caused by
the poisonous gasses from filthy
alleys and filthier surface cess-
pools is.a!matter of greater oon-
oern to'this oommuriityhanthe.
feelings of some stony-hearted
landlord who falters in his duty
beoauseofa comparatively trhV
Jing expense to provide a sanitay
ry.oloset and oonnept it with th?
sewer system. . '
Abilene is no longer a village.
The'hoikJth of..thouj?ands of . poo
pie' must bo proteoted by wise
measures enaoted-into. ordinances
.by.the.oity counoil. They must
be.enforced toor. impartially: and
fairly. If the necessity exists for
suoh measures delays are wrong.
The1 sewer pipes .are beings laid
through the alleys of the thiokly
settled portions of the oity and
an ordinance requirine other
provisionsithan the surfaoe wa-
ter olosets should have the oare-
f ul thought of our oity counoil.
The suggestions we make are
not radical in their nature but
the ohange from a village to a
oity has made it necessary that
the oounoil of Abilene should en-
force common sense sanitary
.measures. The .matter will soon
be up in the oity counoil and. an
overwhelming .majority of the
people would approve the terms
of an ordinance that will at least
require the removal of all sur-
face water olosets in the business
part of tho town. These olosets
are a menace to tho publio heaUh
they are nuisances in every
sense of the word and they
should all bo speedily cleared
We learn that Carroll Manly
has bought an interest in the
grocery business of W M. Ingle
fc Co. Wo congratulate him and
hope that he will find his vonturo
one of profit.
Have Yon Any Rent Popety ?
It'-Wifi Pay You
fico to show prospective tenants.
collector inj tOwri. Opo man attends to rente alone.
Try Us. ' It Pays.
To buy about $3000.00
woiiti of Vendor Lien Notes
on land. None on city proper-
ty desired. Must be well secured.
WILL STITH & CO. II
Get the use of yottr phone
and ordor from us your
Moth Balls and Disinfectants
Household Ammonia at 25c Per Bint
1$ You will nood thoso in your spring houso clonninp.
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ED. SHU0HBSr PrwWert -t-
J. M. CUNNINQHAM. Vice PrenldcnI.. . . W'R'KKEDLILAsat. Cashier: I
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FARMERS and MERCHANTS NATIONAL OAWK
ABILENE. - ' - - - - - TEXAS.
W. II. Eddlkman Prooidont. ' W. G. 8WBN80N Vico.-'Prosldont.
Geo. L. Paxton Ca8hicr.
Solicits your businoss and will at nil tiraoa extend to itn oustbmorn nil nccom-
modationa consistent With consorvatiro banking.
Vf. U. BmitBVAN of the Weitorn National Hank Fort Worth.
Oio. L. Paxtow C:J". Wahhen W. O.Hwkkbok - 1MI lUMMocit
Ji M WiorrATr (I W. Pahm V. V. Ki.kik S.N.HonwaOK
WALL & COMPANY
Do yoff receiye fai? tent on. It?
How nitfeh did you loose cm uncollected tents?
How long: was yof hose vacant last year?
Vfw lici iv littnrlljh ifAfiv nMnni4i
learned that it pays them becnuse no.
People wanting a homo arc in tho habiu of
GfeMt JFlooc LAND BmUcu.
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Tho best grndo of cvory line is nil
vo carry with pUIOEfS LOW rfs
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ulono. keep horse and buggy nt ol-
coming to us. We hitvo best rent
Do It Now.
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Shook, L. B. Abilene Daily Reporter. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 234, Ed. 1 Friday, March 31, 1905, newspaper, March 31, 1905; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth334927/m1/1/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Public Library.