The Albany News. (Albany, Tex.), Vol. 25, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, October 2, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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Vol. XXV, No. 20
ALBANY, Shackelford County, TEXAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2,1908. .
Whole Number 1274
Attorney at Law
L. h. HILL,
WEBB & HILL™
The Oldest Real Estate Firm in Northwest Texas.
Albany, Shackelford County, Texas.
We have settled more people in this Western County, in
the last 25 years, than all other agencies combined. When
you want to sell your land, or town property, place it in our
hands==we work day and night to carry out your wishes.
When you want to buy land or town property, write or wire us«=our expense—and we feel
certain that we can meet all requirements. It w,ll cost you nothing to try us, and may and
will result in your accomplishing just what you desire.
Pricesfin Shackelford, Throckmorton and Stephens counties are not inflated like in other counties in this sec-
tion, and ye have just as fine agricultural lands as can be found in the state. Buy now, while land is cheap. We
have our own teams, buggies and hacks, and show all the property we have for sale, and give all information in
in regard to this fine country and its past, present and future.
GEORGE CALLAN KILLED.
Man Who Killed George Howard Near
Fort Griffin 26 Years Ago, and
Escaped, Killed in Montana
Last Monday morning Sheriff1
W. M. Biggs received the follow- J
ing telegram from United States
Marshal W. S. Lov|e, of Helena,
"Bob Anderson, wanted , by
you killed this morring."
Back of this tqegram is a1
long, tragic, unusual story.
Twenty-six year|i ago George
Callan and Georgf Howard got
into trouble over
and Callan killed
pocket knife. v
cur red near For
in Throckmorton iunty. Callan
was arrested and Jbr safe keep-
ing was placed iri the Shackel-
ford county jail, loon after this,
however, Callan *d three other
inmates broke jaf All but Cal-
lan were capture! Since then,
until a few we|s ago, Callan
, few pecans
oward with a
le killing oc-
ceived no further particulars,
either by letter or telegraph, he
is of the opinion that Callan was
killed while resisting arrest.
In the course of his investiga-
tions the sheriff learned much of
! Callan's wanderings and doings
since his escape from jail. He
had married and raised a family,
| had engaged in different occupa-
tions, and gone under different
aliases, Bob Anderson being his
At the time he was killed Cal-
jlan, or Anderson, was under
bond in the federal court for
selling whisky to the Indians.
had been comple ly lost to this
part of the worl
About thirty 1 ys ago Sheriff
Biggs, who has r re than a state-
wide reputation I a catcher of
criminals, was Jnmissioned by
Throckmorton clnty to hunt up
and capture Calli.
Within less In twenty days
he had located man. He was
in communicatil with the U. S.
marshal, who is co-operating
with him in th( natter, and he
was to have st^ed for his man
in a few days.
While Sheril Biggs has re-
Well Pleased with Albany.
R. S. Bradford and son Rob-
1 ert' were in tow nSaturday. Mr.
Bradford is a successful farmer
; living two miles east of Albany,
i He has lived here eighteen years?
He has lived in several places in
Texas, but says he had rather
live here than anywhere he has
ever lived. He says a man can
make a good living here, be
healthy and have plenty of room.
His land cost about six dollars
I per acre. He has been offered
twety-five dollars per acre and
i refused to sell. This shows that
he is well pleased with Albany.
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For Sale Cheap.
1 The lumber and roofing in the
skating rink. Also one second-
hand extension top surrey and
one canopy top phaeton; very
, cheap. Inquire at the mill.
The executive committee of the
Albany Commercial Leaugue met
Monday night in regular session.
Some important matters were
j transacted 4by the committee.
One of the most-important things
considered, and one of the most
vital to the beauty of Albany,
was a stock law. It seems very
strange that this question has
been defered so long. . But AI-
j bany has made quite an advance
in righteousness in the latter
part of her history, and this, with
other important questions, has
had to wait its time.
That to make the streets, va-
cant lots and other highways of
| a town a pasture for cattle and
horses is inimical to the beauty
and cleanliness of a town is an
| admitted fact by all. It is al-
most impossible for the side-
1 walks to be lined with shade
trees as long as cattle and horses
are allowed to depredate on
them. I| may be that some do
1 not care for these ornaments,
but they should consider that
other people have rights and
privileges as well as themselves.
If one half of the people desire
ornamental trees on the streets
the other half should not deny
them that privilege.
Furthermore, "cleanliness is
next to Godliness." It is not
only next to Godliness in promot-
ing healthfulness, but in pro-
moting beauty. Cleanliness
is not only necessary in the home
and the individual that health
may be had, but it is necessary
that the streets and premises be ,
kept clean. This result cannot
be obtained without a stock law.
To have a beautiful town, a!
healthful town, and one in which
it will be more desirable to live,
the citizen should be willing to
forego the privileges of a high-
way pasture. It would probably
cost a man a little more to keep
his cow and horse up, but the
desirable results to himself and
to his neighbor would sufficiently
J pay him for the trouble and -ex-
ALBANY COTTON PREMIUM.
First Drawing Sept. 26.
The first drawing in the Al-
bany cotton premium contest
j came off Sept. 2G, at 5 p.m.
There was quite a crowd present.
The tickets were all put into a
hat and little Misses Mamie
jSackett drew three tickets in
succession. The numbers of
these tickets were, first 350, sec-
ond 397, third 314. The owners
of the lucky numbers were not |
present. They may obtain their!
respective prizes by applying at
the Albany National Bank. The ,
next drawing will take place at
2 p.m., Oct. 31.
j.- A pocketbook on Albany and
Breckinridge road, by W. R.
Hammer. If loser will describe
purse and name contents can get
1 same at News office by paying
for this advertisement.
Trade Day at Albany.
The first Saturday in each
month has been set aside and es-
tablished by the business men of
Albany as Albany's Trade day.
All parties who have stock of
any kind to sell or trade, are es-
pecially invited to bring same to
Albany on this day. The cit-
izens of Albany have deposited
$100.00 in cash in the bank there,
which will be given away in pre-
miums to those selling cotton at
Albany. Every person who sells
a bale of cotton in Albany will
get a chance at the prizes.
Crowds are expected oji each
trade day from Stephens, Throck-
morton, and Shackelford Coun-
Albany a Gin Town.
The two gins of Albany ginned
74 bales of cotton on Wednesday.
This is a little above the average
daily output, but is only a sam-
ple of what the gins can do. A
great many are bringing cotton
to Albany that never brought it
here before. As a result of this
Albany is becoming an important
Albatross flour is made from
the finest wheat grown in north-
ern Missouri, ground by water
power, and is the finest flour
possible to produce. Try a sack
under the above guarentee, and
if not satisfactory your money
will be refunded.
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Baker, Paul. The Albany News. (Albany, Tex.), Vol. 25, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, October 2, 1908, newspaper, October 2, 1908; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth403231/m1/1/: accessed June 15, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Old Jail Art Center.