Honey Grove Signal. (Honey Grove, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 26, Ed. 1 Friday, August 18, 1893 Page: 4 of 8
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Signal Publishing Co., Publishers
J. H. Lowry, - - - Editor.
Entered at Honey Grove Postoffice as eecond-
class mail matter.
O#ioe of Publication over Post-OflSioe,
One Year $1 00
Six Month* <50
Three Months 85
strictly in advance.
PUBLISHED FRIDAY OF EACH WEEK.
The World's Fair is far from a
financial success. The scarcity of
money is no doubt the great cause
but theie are enough people draw-
ing fat salaries from the exhibition
to bankrupt any enterprise.
The railroad companies are
discharging employees by the hun-
dred in order to curtail expenses.
Office men, conductors, operators,
brakemen and mechanics are los-
ing positions every day and still
the companies find their expenses
Mr. Voorhees, chairman of the
senate finance committee has intro
duced a committee bill to allow
the national banks a circulation
equal to the full par value of the
bonds they deposit in the United
States treasury. This bill was ac-
companied by a letter from Secre-
tary Carlisle, saying the passage of
the bill would ^ive the country
immediately $19,000,000 more
To Guarantee Bank Deposits.
Washington, Aug. 15.—The latest
proposition called out by the
financial stringency is that the
United States shall guarantee the
depositors in national banks under
certain conditions. A bill has
been prepared and will probably
be introduced in the senate by Mr.
Hunton of Virginia, which enacts
Sec, 1. Every national bank existing or doing
business at the date of the passage of this act
shall, as soon as practicable thereafter, report
in writing its true financial condition to the sec-
retary of the treasury, and if found by said sec-
retary to be solvent the deposits thereafter made
in such banks in good faith in the due course of
business by persons not oificers of the bank nor
stockholders in the corporation doing the bank-
ing business, shall be and they are hereby guar-
anteed by the United States to be paid to the
depositors or their lawful assigns or transferees
when drawn by draft or check. But no person
shall be allowed to overdraw his account in any
Sec, 2. To indemnify the United States from
loss by reason of the guarantee given and made
in the first section of this act, an annual tax is
hereby levied on all deposits hereafter made in
the banks described in this act equal to one-
fourth of 1 per cent, of said deposits. The said
tax shall bo paid to the secretary of the treasury
on the last day of each month of the year on the
deposits of that month.
The Bering Sea controversy be-
tween the United States and Great
Britain which was submitteed lor
arbitration has just been decided.
The commitee of arbitration which
was composed of representatives
of several nations met in Paris and
held a lengthy session. Generally
the decision was favorable to Great
Britain, though the United States
gained the main point for which
she contended, viz: the protection
With so much evidence of a con-
flicting nature, the Sherman Cour-
ier finds it a hard matter to render
a verdict on the cause of the finan-
cial depression. It asks: "Who
can point out the cause of the finan-
cial depression? Geo. Gould says
it is hostility to corporations, the
farmer says it is the low price of
wheat, the silver miners say it is
the action of Wall street, Wall
street says it is the action of the
silver men, the manufaturers say
it is fear of free trade, the consum-
ers say it is the tariff, the capital-
ist says it is the exorbitant de-
mands of labor, the laborer says it
is the oppression of capital, the
debtor says it is the creditor, the
creditor says it is the debtor, the
Democrats say it is the Republi-
cans, the Republicans says it is
the Democrats, the Prohibitionists
say it is whisky, and the preach-
er says it is the devil."
Congress is wrestling with the
silver questioi. to the exclusion of
other problems. Debate on
*siIver^qtragtlotT-waS'- limited" tir
fourteen days, which gives every
member an opportunity of airing
his views,and nearly every member
will speak The result cannot be
foretold, as many members refuse
to say how they will vote. It is
generally believed that the bill
repealing the Sherman law uncon-
ditionally will be passed by the
House, but that the' Senate will
demand a free coinage substitute.
Cleveland was burned in effigy
out in Williamson county the other
night. We thought surely that
there was not a neighborhood in
the great state of Texas where the
president of our country would be
so shamefully treated, but we are
sorry to say we were mistaken.
It created but little surprise when
the Populists and crazy workmen
in Colorado burned the president
in effigy, but for a Texas communi-
ty to be guilty of such a shameful
act is something that was never
The prevailing hard times is a
winning card in the hands of the
Populists. They are now kept busy
pointing out the awful condition of
4feer-0aufltry-fa-the people and de-
claring that both the old parties
are eontroled by the millionaires
for the purpose of oppressing the
masses. If Congress solves the
problems that are now confronting
the people and succeeds in clearing
up the financial skies and restor-
ing confidence the populist's occu-
pation, like Othello'.-,will be gone.
But should congress fail to give the
needed relief then the Populists
will flourish like the green bay
tree. Hard times are as essential
to the life of the third party as
water to the life of a fish.
A Michigan preacher, determin-
ed to be progressive, recently
preached from the text "A Damn-
ed Hot Dajr." If the preacher
wants to discuss the subject that
the people are giving most atten-
tion at present he should give them
a sermon on "A Damned Dull
Dav" or "Damned Hard Times."
In Clark county, Kansas, where
hard times prevail owing to the
failure ot crops, the religious peo-
ple of all denominations are said
o be getting together and discharg-
ing all but one minister, in the in-
terest of economy. At Ashland,
the county seat, seven denomina-
tions combined and, eschewing
doctrinal topics took a vote on the
most popular of the seven pastors.
The plan is said to work admirably
so far as the church members are
concerned, but just what is to be-
come of the other six pastors we
President Cleveland has left
Washington for his country home
known as Gray Gables. When
leaving he said that the state of
his health was such that he was
bound to seek rest and quietude.
The announcement caused much
uneasiness, and soon rumors were
afloat to the effect that the presi-
dent was a physical wreck and
many prophesied that he would
never see Washington again. But
it is generally conceded now that
the main object of his visit was to
be present at an interesting event
in his family which is expected to
take place in a few days, after
which Baby Ruth will have a play-
Physicians, who had extensive
practice among the negroes, before
tho war, assert that consumption
was almost, if not entirely, un-
known among them; but today, ac-
cording to statistics compiled by
Dr. G. W. Hubbard, of Nashville,
from the health reports of that and
a number of other southern cities,
the death rate among the negroes
from consumption is four times as
great as it is among the whites.
There is an equally marked change
as regards insanity. Dr. T. O.
Powell, superintendent of the
Georgia State Asylum, says that
thirteen years ago there were only
forty-five insane negroes in the
state of Georgia, while now there
are over a thousand. Dr. Powell
says that not less than 75 per cent,
of this insanity is due to the im-
moderate use of alcohol, which, in
slavery times, the negroes could
not get. The prevalence of con-
sumption among the negroes is
traceable to the unsanitary condi-
tions in which great masses of
them live in slums of the cities,
whereas their slave ancestors lived
for the most part in the country
and largely in the open air.
The Dodd City precinct has
filed a petition asking that a local
option election be held in said pre-
cinct. The prohibition sentiment
seems to be growing.
SENSATIONAL ARREST AT PARIS.
Wife of a Promient Farmer Charged
Some sensation has been created
in social circles b}' the issuance of
a warrant for the arrest of the wife
of a promient farmer of the county
for theft' He is well-to-do, resid-
ing not a great way from this city,
and is surrounded by a plenty of
everything his family needs. His
credit is good for any reasonable
amount and his family has borne a
high reputation among neighbors
and acquaintances. It is said that
the lady referred to went to a gro-
cery store in this city last week and
took several small articles with-
out the knowledge or consent of
the proprietor. It is also stated
that this is not the first time she
has been guilty of such a conduct
and that frequent repetition of
these offenses was what caused the
The woman is said to be a victim
to what doctors call kleptomania,
which is of frequent occurence in
police circles in large cities. She
is connected with some of the best
families in the county, and her so-
cial standing has been among the
A Cart-Wheel Dollar.
Washington, Aug. 14.—Treas-
ury experts have made some inter-
esting calculations as to the effect
of increasing the ratio of silver at
20 to 1. They find that the mar-
ket price of silver necessary to
place the proposed coin at par
would be $1.0825584 in New York,
and 47.15 pence in London. The
dollar would contain 464.94 grains
of pure silver and 51,6 grains of
alloy, or 516 grains in all, against
412.25 grains in current coin. At
this rate one thousand of the new
coins would weigh 73 714 pounds
as against 59 pounds for the pres-
ent dollars, and 1,000,000 pieces
would weigh thirty-seven tons as
against thirty tons for 1,000,000 of
the current coins. According to the
present proposition the new dollar
would be thicker than the present
dollar, but- no larger in diameter,
and the most perceptible diiierence
between the coins would be in their
An interesting suit was decided
in justice court yesterday evening.
O. M. Branson sued the First
Bank on a plea of usury. He was
represented by lawyer Sharpe of
Cooper—both be,ing leading 3-plys.
It was decided to be a case of mal-
icious prosecution caused by the
bank refusing to loan Branson mon-
ey the second time. It is no use
for a fellow to go before a jury of
honest Texans on a plea o< usury
for they will never set the stamp
of their approval upon dishonest
methods. The news is a great ad-
mirer of Senator Coke and when
he was on the supreme court bench
he handed down a decision that
should forever be held inviolable
—that is, "as a man binds himself
so shall he be bound."—Ladonia
The Pan-American Medical Congress.
Dr. F. E. Pope, who was appoint-
ed delegate to The Pan American
Medical Congress, has received the
following explanatory letter.
My dear Doctor:—In reply to
your favor just at hand, permit me
first to express satisfaction that
His Excellency, Governor Hogg,
has seen fit to appoint you as one
of the official delegates for the State
of Texas to the Pan American
Medical Congress. I send you an
announcement of the organization.
The executive committee has in-
vited states to send delegates with
particular reference to their partici-
pation in the proceedings of the
Section on Hygiene, Climatology
and Demography,and upon Marine
Hygiene and Quarantine.
The imminent importance of a
careful study of Epidemiolgical
questions, and the necessity of tak-
ing up in connection therewith,
questions of Municipal and State
Sanitation will invest the proceed-
ing of these sections with extreme
importance. Delegates have been
appointed from the various coun-
tries and cities of Latin America to
participate in these proceeding
which will be presided over by of-
ficials of our Goverment.
I trust you will make it a point
Very sincerely yours,
Charles A. L. Rqed,
W. Underwood, Pres. B. 0. Walcott, Vice-Pres. J. A, Pierce, 2d Vice-Pres. T. U. Cote, Cashier.
J. A. Underwood, Asst. Ceshier.
OF HONEY GROVE, TEXAS.
Ad'nal liabiity 105 OOO OO
of shareholders J-^0,UUU.UU.
The National Park Bank,
of New York,
The Whitney National Bank,
of New Orleans.
Continental National Bank,
St. Louis, Missouri.
American National Bank,
Kansas City, Missouri
With an ample capital and
every desirable facility forthe
transaction of a banking busi-
ness in all of its branches, we
solicit the deposit accounts
(large and small) of all classes
Avho desire unquestionable
security and a prompt response
to their demands.
W. Underwood, Young Burgher, M. A. Galbraith,
T. U. Cole, C. W. T.Weldon, J. P. Pierce,
B. 0. Walcott, D. E. Taylor,
J. M. Petty, T. W. Trout, J
Tom Randolph, J. A. Underwood,
' U. T. Cole,
J. A. Kinkead, F. W Underwood
Percy Simms White, Susie B. Cole,
E. B. Cole,
R. B. Morgan,
W. A. Dial.
A. L. Wood,
P H. White.
C. B. Bryan.
J. T. Holt,
John A. Pierce.
J. H. Gardner,
B. M. Burgher,
W. D. Wilkin
W. W. Wood.
Joseph Meyer, M. D. M. A. Taylor, M. D.
MEYER & TAYLOR,
Physicians and Surgeons,
HONEY GROVE, TEXAS.
Office—On North Center street.
T)R. O. H. PHIPPS,
santa Fe Excursions.
f HxfiiTsioz tickets Ha sale every Saturday to
Galveston and return at .$6 for the round-trip,
limited returuing to the following Monday.
Excursion tickets are now on sale to Lampasas
aud return at $11.55; and to Galveston and return
at $15.80, limited to 30 days returning.
Seventh Day Adventist's Convention at Dal.
las August 10 to 20.
S. C. Taylor, Agent.
Honey Grove, Texas.
Office over Planters Nat'I Bank.
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Texas Pacific Excursions.
On account of the Colored barbecue and picnic
to be held at Bonham Aug. 18th, the Texas and
Pacific R'y will sell round trip tickets at an
open rate of one and one-third fares. Will sell
tickets for 33 on 17th and 31 on the 18th—good to
return on 19th.
The Baptist Foreign Missionary Society will
nold a Sunday-school' convention and a
Woman's Missionary convention jointly at Den-
ison, Texas, commencing Aug. 29 and continu-
ing to Sept. 24; the Northwest Baptist associa-
tion will also be held at the same time; for this
occasion the T. & P. will sell round-trip tickets
on the certificate plan for one and one-third fare.
United Brothers of Friendship and Sisters of
the Mysterious Ten will hold a meeting at Tyler,
Aug. 28; tickets on the certificate plan will be
sold by the T. & P. at the low rate of one and
one-third fare for the round trip.
The Old Settlers' Organization of Grayson
county will hold their annual re-union at Sher-
man, Aug. 24 and 25; for this occasion an open
rate of four cents per mile will be given; tickets
on sale Aug. 23 and 24, good to return to and in-
cluding the 26th.
The Baptist Sunday-school convention will be
held at Palestine Aug. 22 to 27, inclusive, jointly
with the Baptist Young Peoples' Unionmeetiug;
for this occasion a rate of one and one-third fare
for round trip will be given.
Account of the Tenth Annual Meeting of tlie
Eclectic Medical Association to be held at Fort
Worth Oct. 10 and 11 a rate of one and one-third
fare will be given.
Account of the Texas Baptist Sunday-school
convention (colored) which is to convene at
Palestine Aug. 22 a rate of one and one-third fare
on certificate plan will be given. ^
For further information relative to tickets,
maps, etc., call on G. T. Porter. Agent,
Texas & Pacific Railwav Co.
if " C. C. C. Certain Chill Cure"
!* not the best remedy you have
overused for Chills and Fever
your money will he refunded.
Pleasant to take. Large bottles
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OFFERS TO ALL
INSURANCE AT COST!
No restriction as to travel, occupa-
tion or residence.
MEMBERSHIP OVER 70,000.
New business, 1892. exceeds—
Reserve fund over—
Death claims paid—
Saving to members in premiums
Insurance in force January, 1892—
This Association has an unblem-
ished record—not a dollar h^» ever
been lost or misappropriated—its
funds being trusteed for the exclus-
ive benefit of the members. Agents
at this place: John D. Armstrong,
J. M.« MoKinstry and G. A. Car-
penter. Apply for information.
The State of Texas,
To the sheriff or any constable of fannin couuly
You are hereby commanded to summon by
publication as the law directs M. C. Ridings,
whose residence is unknown, to be and appear
before xne at my office in Honey Grove at 10
o'clock a. m. on the third Saturday in August,
next, same being the 19th day thereof, then and
there at a regular term of the Justices' court to
be held by me in and for Precinct No. 5 of said
county, to answer J. B. Barnett in an action of
debt instituted on a promissory note of Eighteen
dollars with the interest thereon accrued bear-
ing date August 6th, 1892, and made by said M.
C. Ridings payable to the order of J. B. Barnett,
due Oct. 15th, 1892, after date, with interest at 12
per cent.per annum from maturity until paid,and
10 per cent, additional on the amount for attor-
ney's fees if placed in the hands of an attorney
for collection. Herein fail not, but make due
return of this writ, with your action thereon as
the law directs.
Witness my hand officially, 25th day of July,
A. D., 1893, S. H. Gardner.
 Justice of the Peace, Fannin county.
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Whooping Cough is "C. C. C."
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Lowry, J. H. Honey Grove Signal. (Honey Grove, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 26, Ed. 1 Friday, August 18, 1893, newspaper, August 18, 1893; Honey Grove, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth409911/m1/4/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Honey Grove Preservation League.