The Daily Hesperian (Gainesville, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 324, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 27, 1894 Page: 2 of 4
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ESTABLISHED IN 1869.
ROBERTS k YATES, PROPK'S.
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THE EXPIRATION OK THE
TIME PAID KOK.
look *t printed lnlx-1 on your paper. The
ilnto ther«M»n ihowi wlirn th«ft ju»1nxT»pti«»»i
«ipir«'«. Korwitnl your nn»nr\ in mnpl«' tiiiH*
for renew ill if von ili jire unbroken tile*, a*
» e can not ul» u\ « furnish hack nninber*.
nire the party men in the clistri-
bution of offices is going to give
him a republican house this fall
if persisted in. It may be that he
TO A I.I,
No one m»thnri*r«l to H-
dorount of thr Uftkhun
• i|[tuturt> of th»- propru'tor*
All cominunn*;it io
nAtur«\ to thr Hr>rniMN,(.,
KATES (itVEN <>N A TIM.It' ATION.
Kntrrvil *t the
Ht. n«• mriMul
itt < •»iin«,«v ill*
i nmil in;ittrr.
THE HESPERIAN IS IN ITS TWEN
The Hesperian can not under-
take to publish obituaries and
tributes «»f respect to the dead.
Its columns would have no room
for anything else if it accepted change that the
A CHANGE WASTED.
The Dallas News says if things
go on as they have the next presi-
dent will lie a republican. Just
so. But whose fault is itt Mr.
Cleveland has h:ul his way on
everjthing he has attempted ex-
cept two or three appointments for
office. If things go on that way
G rover Cleveland alone is to blame.
He has been the unrestrained
boss of legislation. Congress has
voted against its own convictions
to conciliate him. In financial
matters he lias had his own sweet
; will contrary to the opinions and
wishes of the party. On tariff
matters if things are not going his
way he is certainly keeping his
displeasure to himself. Of course
his little flirtation with the Ha-
waiian queen was an excuse, not
approved by congress, but that
was a minor matter.
Yes, things must change or the
republicans will again sweep the
country. But it must
for favor* on
xrept over the
f the pit per.
BILL ANI) BARBARA.
NYE IN THE HISTORIC TOWN WHERE
SHE LIVED AND DIED.
He See* Many Interesting Thing*, Includ-
ing John llruv u'« Pike—A Sample Let-
ter From a Man Who Seek* For Infor-
mation—Aa Entertaining Experience.
[Copyright, 1894, by Edgar \V. Nye.]
Frederick, Md., Feb. 13.
This is the historic town where Bar-
bara Frietchie live<l and died. She was
a good old lady, and every one loved her,
but she did not, as a matter of fact, likve
any difficulty with Stonewall Jackson,
for General Jackson was not nearer than
a block away from Barbara's house in
going through Frederick, and so when
the poet wrote the following lines lie
gave his poetic license wholesale privi-
leges, whereas it was only a retail li-
such matter. It is therefore forced
to charge for much matter. Those |
who wish to publish anything of
the kind must pay for the same at
the rate of 5 cents a line. This
rule is necessary anil will lie ad-
THE MMAS PROBLEM.
The Indian territory problem
can not much longer be thrust into
the hack ground. Congress must
solve it and do it soon. Texas is
probably as deeply interested as
any part of the country in the man-
ner of solving the knotty question.
We can not see that it would l>e
either right or expedient to incor- |
porate it with Oklahoma and ad-
mit it as a state without going
through some preparatory stage.
That country lielongs to the In-
dians and we would prefer that
they decide the manner of its com- I
ing into the I'nion.
There are thousands of good
white people there, but they are
only there bv permission of the
Indians and for only one year at a
time. No one wants to harrass
them, but they should remember
the conditions under which they
went. But that the country must
change its form of government
so >n every one must see.
We Indieve the Indians them-
selves should do this. The ad-
vice given by Commissioner Kidd,
it seems to us, would l>e * good
thing for them, llis advice was
to allot them lands with a law that
forbid thwm selling under twenty-
live years. 1 lieu do
away with the tribal govern-
ment and organize a territorial
government in which none but land
owners could vote. This would
still keep the government in the
hands of the natives as none
others could lie land owners. The
general government would appoint
the governors and other territorial
officers. Of course there would
have to l>e courts provided as now
for the white people ovr there
At the end of twenty-five years
the Indian would lie as near
ready for statehood as he would
•ver be. Then the Indians would
sell or do as] they pleased with
wants Cleveland to l>e
strained dictator. He
this all the time, but
wants the democratic
not t>e the!
congress to quit grumbling about
it and pretend as though they like
The New York Herald
is useless to try to satisfy
calities with the tariff bill,
sacrifices must l>e made
general good. It advises the sen-
ate to cut off the income tax and
pass the Wilson bill. In other
words no other localitv except its
own should demand anything.
If the Dawes commission wants
to get at the true inwardness of the
expenses of the Indian territory
let the I'aris court l>e investigated.
S. B. Nye, the specialist, arnv j
ed in the city Sunday.
S. 1). Johnston of Whitesboro
was in the city yesterday.
United States Clerk Philips
went to Ardmore yesterday.
K. H. Allen of Hand, McNally
& Co., Chicago, is in the city.
K. D. (iribble and Miss Addie
returned to Houston yesterday.
Judges Potter and Blanton went
to Denton yesterday to attend
Carson Rollins and wife return-
ed to their home iu Bonliam yes-
Captain Dougherty, D. T. Lacy
and H. F. V otts leave tomorrow
morning for Hot Springs.
Mr. J. Dillon and wife of New
York are in the city. Mr. Dillon
is well known in this section, and
is one of the most popular men
Uncle Bob Nelson of Woodbine
was in the city Monday. He said
there is no want of harmony in his
section except between the demo-
crats and populists.
G. T. I'urcell of Heed made us
a call Monday and had some bills
struck for his tine horses and jack.
Mr. Purcell has some very tine
stock. He informs us that the
wheat in his section is late, but it
miy come out all right.
I XAMININd Till" TIKE.
c«*nse. Speaking of Barbara's flag antl
the order from Stonewall Jackson to j
haul it down, the poet says the old lady 1
stuck her head out at the window and
"1 'u>t if y<ni must this ell, (ill liet.
But >pare >>-ur c<nuitry's tt.it," 'lie said.
A look tif >«liHinent'ss < amo the fa< c o'er
K'»n d<>t •in-wal 1 Shack.
"W'lin touch.-" \on hair f«»n dot oh- pall het
I>ics like a <h>"„'. <m>iic ahct," he saitl.
Barbara Frietchie was the direct de-
scendant iif a Hessian snider. but very
loyal to the I'nion, as were a number i f
Maryland Ilessian families who live in
the rich county about Frederick—m
fact, the second richest agricultural
county m the United States.
Lint a Mrs (jneintrell was the heroine
of the tiajj episode, as was proved re-
cently on investigating the loyalty of
her son. who held a government position
in Washington. Old Mrs. (jueintn 11 had
a flag displayed, and when the Confed-
erates under General Jackson ordered
her to turn it down she refused and told
them they ought to be ashamed of them-
selves. Thus another historic yarn is in-
jured by the cold, clammy facts.
From William Tell down to Barbara
Frietchie one hero after another is al-
lowed to perish historically in this age of
iconoclasin and things like that. A hero
has to have the documents these days, or
he must make an assignment.
(^uite a tine collection of historic things
is in the window of a merchant here.
Among other things of interest is a pike
used by John Brown to arm the negroes
i of Harper's Ferry. Knowing that the
1 average slave had no knowledge of the
, use of firearms, John had several hun-
! dred of these pikes made, with steel
heads shaped thus:
Hamlet'# death was due to injuries re-
ceived during the last act of the play and
Ophelia's to the fact that she went out of
nights in a cheesecloth dress and fooled
around the river too much when there
was a good deal of malaria going on in
Still, blind fate may have had some-
thing to do with it. You must remem-
ber, Hiram, that I'm piving all these
opinions without my library.
I have always differed from Mr. James
Owen O'Connor and the Count Johannes
regarding the cause of the terrible mor-
tality in the last act of "Hamlet," and I
do not want at this date to get into a
long wordy war with Euripides or his
folks, who might be sensitive.
In conclusion, Mr. Gurley, let me say
that I am ready at any time to write out
a thesis or an exhaustive treatise on al-
most anything for those who do not feel
like it. All I ask is that you will make
allowances for the fact that my opinions
when 1,800 miles from my library are
purely off hand and may err at times.
You are right in attributing the
Queen's death to weakness. Weakness
and lack of strength together carry off
many of our best queens, I think.
Regarding the madness of Hamlet, I
agree with Mr. O'Connor that it was
only temporary, and in Mr. O'Connor's
own conception of the part I think it
was caused especially in Peoria by the
fact that 27 great coarse boys brought in
a pair of frozen rabbits apiece and threw
them with unerring skill at a soliloquy
which Hamlet was trying to free himself
of. If that would not make Hamlet
mad. I don't know what would. Still, as
I say. without my library I am not sure
"Sj>eaking of being entertained while
traveling and lecturing over the coun-
try," remarked Bret Harte to me a few
weeks ago, "I do not murmur or repino
i because this matter is not always man-
aged successfully, but I remember some
cases v lien 1 look over my glorious past
where I should have known better than
to acc pt from strangers the hospitali-
ties which really gave lue a pang.
"Once I received a letter from a man
who had In en a 'constant reader'and
who wanted me to make his house my
home, and all that sort of thing—noairs,
no scallops, but just a glad contrast to
j hotel life. 1 was to be at his town in a
' few days, and so in an unguarded mo-
I nient 1 accepted. I used to accept ev-
erything in those days—everything that
was not tied down too hard.
"Well, the man met me at the depot,
and we walked through a keen frosty air
to his hoiiM- m Muggins' addition. I
was tired and wanted to lie down and be
at rest, for 1 had sat up all day in a hot
coach, and every nerve m me tingled,
but people bciran to drop in to greet me
and dine at the house, so I could not do
so. My room was very neat, but the
shams hurt my ears, so that I could not
get to sleep till it was time to go down
"The first course was to be stewed
j oysters, so 1 was told by one of the chil-
dren when I first came. It turned out to
j l»e true. The host dished them out with a
teacup into deep quart bowls, and trying
to keep up a run of persiflage while serv-
ing the thing he ran out of stew before
he had gone half way round. So he at-
tacked his wife for more stew, but there
was no more.
" 'All right,' he said, 'just give me
hack your bowls, and we'll have a new
deal.' Those were his very words. We
gave him back our cooling stew, and he
poured tiie whole thing back again. Then
we had a new deal.
"I never saw such a cheerful ass as
that man in my life. His carving was
just as bright and unconventional. 'Oh,
Something About Her Resour-
ces; Her People, Her Laws,
Her Society, Wealth and
Th« Best Shoes
Statistics and Facts—A Good
Field For the Home-Seeker
Read and Then Come
See for Yourself.
THE STATE OF TEXAS.
Facts and figures to the think-
ing man convey a better idea of a
country than word painting can,
so we give some solid facts for
those who may want to know
Something about the empire state.
Population in 1890 ... 2,X<5.!>23
Estimated population now H.duo.uou
Area in square miles '274,356
Length in miles S25
Breadth in miles 7r>0
Settled In 1M5
Independence declared 1*35
Admitted into the union 1S45
Area In acres 174,585,840
Acres In timbered lands 46,000,000
Acres In mineral land 2n,000.000
Acres of public school lands 60 000.000
Bales of cotton raised, 1890 2,000,000
Bushels of corn raised , 1890 ii6,500,ooo
Bushels of oats raised, 1890 Il,750,o0o
Bushels of wheat raised, 1890 6.000.000
Miles of railway 10,lo'
Head of lire stock 15,000,000
Pounds of wool raised 20,000,000
Taiable values 1734.000,000
Value f8rm products 185,000,000
Value live stock 165,030.000
Value exported stock 11,000.000
Value exported hides 6,000.000
Value exported -wool 4,000.000
Value free school fund, etc 160.0ep.000
State university fund 14.COO.OOO
Value of railways SOO.OOO.ooO
W. L. DOUGLAS
S3 SHOE (SEXTtEHEH.
85, $4 and $3.50 Dress Shoe.
S3.50 Police Shoe, 3 Soles.
$2.50, $2 for Workingmen.
$2 and $1.75 for Boys.
LADIES AND MISSES,
S3, sa.50 $2, $1.76
CAUTION.—If any dealer
offers you W. L. Douglas
shoes at a reduced price,
or sajs he hai. them with-
out tliu name Mamped
the bottom, put him
down us u fraud.
This is the best^
W. I . DOUCLAS Shoes are stylish, en si
•fttisfactic at the prices advertised than any other make,
vinced. The stamping of W. L. Douglas' name and
.* pair ami he con-
tiie bottom, which
e who wear them.
L>ealers who push the sale of W. L. Douglas Shoes gain customer-, which helps to
increase the sales on their full line of goods. They CHI* nfiord to Fell at n less profit.
and we believe you can save money by buying all
tlsed below. Catalogue free upon application. IV.
vour footwear of (be dealer adver*
L, DOl'SiLASi lSrotkton, Mass.
J. R. M. PATTERSON. Agent. Gainesville, T
S. A. Cherry
Stoves, Tinware, Queensware,
Gi ns and Ammunition.
Business transacted, 1890
Public school expense, 1890
Cost of capitol Duildine
Number of oourtles In Texas
Annual taxes oollected
Increased manufactures, 1890
Average amount In treasury
2,500, i >00
Iv»>t Oklahoma come in now as a Violins, guitars
«tah>. Then let the balance of the goods at Gamer's,
territory come in at a proper time
as either one or two states, the
more the better for ns.
Some solution on this line would
tie best for the Indians. If they
refuse this then they stand in their
own light. Sentiment will not
much longer liar that country to
the restless and aggressive energy
of the white man. It 1.111st come—
it will come. Let the Indian
m ike the best of it he can.
Frank's cherry syrup will cure
croup or that tickling cough.
Harmless and guaranteed. ('ouldn't
make it l>etter for twice the money.
At Frank Garner's
Deatn of Joseph Kappler.
I The noted cartoonist and found-
er of Puck, a popular illustrated
[newspaper, is dead. lie died of
j heart disease at his home in New
Mr. Keppler was Veil known to
Thk Pennsylvania election last j most all of the old citizens of Sa-
week shows that the democrats hne county. His father was for
I several years assessor of Saline
are either mad
refusal to recog
HE a f'TiFY THF. COM FLEX my
—<lo not take the cosmetics,
jmints and powders which in-
jure the skin, but take the easi-
est way to tain a beautiful color
^ and a wholesome skin. Health
I is the greatest beautifler. The
means to beauty, comfort,
and health for women is Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Prescript
\tion. Dull eyes, sallow or
1 wrinkled face, and those
feeling* of weakness."
\have their rise in the de-
rangements peculiar to
" Favorite Prescrip-
tion " will build up,
I strengthen, and invigo-
1 rate, every " run-down "
or delicate woman by
regulating and assisting
all the natural function*. It also lessens pain.
At some period in her life, a woman re-
quires a general tonic and nervine, as well na
a remedy adapted to her special needs.
You can find no other remedy that's griar-
antrr.l. If the " Prescription" ever fails to
tieneflt or cure, you have your money back.
When you've Catarrh, use Dr. Sag*'a Ramadr.
county. When Joseph grew to
manhood he went to St. Louis,
and from there drifted to New
York ajd established the paper
out of which he made a large for-
tune. It is said of liiin that he
was the greatest political cartoon-
ist in America. There war a time
when Nast and his work tilled the
public eye; but when he severed
his connection with Harper's
Weekly he dropped out of sight
and Keppler took his place. As
an artist lie always excelled Nast.
W hile at times somewhat careless
in detail, his compositions were
always strong and told their story
in the simplest and best way.
During the G irtield Hancock cam
paign he probably did his l>est
work. His cartoons at that period
were pregRant with ideas well
drawn, and full of good color.—
Saline County (Mo.) Progress.
The handle was of wood and about 6
feet Ion:;. After the execution of Brown
| these jukes fell into the hands of truck
farmers, who used them to "prize" out
their garlic in the gardens about Har-
per's Ferry. This was the Scripture al-
most literally fulfilled, fur they turned '
their swords into plowshares anil their
I spears into pruning hooks.
In this collection, too, is the Siamese
j twin hickory, two trees united at a
I heigl* of 14 feet bv a common branch 10
feet long. It is a mystery to the scien-
tist. as the two trees are of different
j species, and men have come many hiin-
| dreds of miles to see the curious thing.
A citizen told me that "it was once the
owner's intention to denote it to the
I Smithsonian institution, but he given it
Donate was the word, I presume, he
I was after. I soon found that this man
I was more of a curiosity than anything
! in the collection. The way lie abused
| and ill treated the English language
while I was there was a shame. He
showed me an old pair of dueling pistols.
I which he said were the first genuine con-
cussion cap pistols ever made. He called
a corncrib a unffni house and spoke of
the horses around there dying off with a
disease that seemed to be academic
Yesterday in the midst of a large mail
I received the following letter. 1 print
it only as a sample of scores like it re-
ceived every week and to show what a
dangerous thing it is to be a well in-
Dr.AH Sin— As l know jou to lie a man well
|«isted in nmtt'-rs in the literary line, I take
Hi is. lilierty to write you. asking you to kitnlly
ulTer me a few pointers lo be used iu the diseus-
sion of a pa|>er before our county aesoeialion.
The jiai'tr is written ui»on "Hamlet" and fol-
The writer treats of it lirst in connection
w itli "The Prilovty" of Euripides. Dante's "Di-
vine t'orui'il\" and Goethe's "Kausl." Next
w ill be teUi 11 tie- I hree forces that underlie the
poem—viz, imln idnal,epoch and race. He will
aKo endeavor lo prove that Hamlet's death
was the result of fate and ovorsensitivene--:
Ophelia's, the result of blind fate: the (Jut-en's,
of we-jkness; the Kind's, of jruilt.
Any suneestions whatever that you may be
kind enough to oiler will be very gratefully
Hoping that I have not asked too much of
your valuable time, I am yours very respect-
fully. lilKAM LiCKI-EV.
In answer to this I must say that I
have at home a huge-library of costly
books—historical books, reference books,
spelling books, bankbooks, etc.—but I
do not travel with them. Had I dream-
ed that such a letter would be received
• 11 route, 1 would most assuredly have
brought the library with me, but here I
am. aid" to remember only vaguely how
Curipi i*' --xpressed himself, and the
hard times have driven out of iny head
the exact wording of Dante. Sometimes
I am tempted to exclaim: "Go away with
your questions to a busy man. Get out!"
But my better nature asserts itself
again, and I bear with this as a good
Yes, Hiram, yon are right in vonr es-
timate of the three forces underlying the
poem—viz, individual, epoch and race.
Still, some parts of "Hamlet" are epocli-
ier than others. Do you not think so,
Hi rami I have alwavn t hone-lit that
I IF. CARVED THE STEAK.
we take it farmer fashion here,' says he,
and with that he cut out a hinge of beef-
steak for me, squirted the gravy into the
preacher's ear and just missed stabbing
the carving knife into the hired girl as
she passed by. Her corset saved her life.
"Oh. he was the very worst I ever saw.
What ever put it into his head to enter-
tain people I don't know. He kept the
teuderloin himself and kicked at one of
the children under the table with such
vigor that he missed the child and in-
jure! both his own leg and that of the
"He was tiie man who found out that
a watermelon could be flavored with
most anything while growing by intro-
ducing the llunl flavor through tiie grow-
ing stein, and then got out a patent for
inoculating th>- melon with Jamaica gin-
ger to ward off the colic. He certainly
f-1 lowed greater possibilities as a clay-
bank ass than most any man I ever saw.
" I -never made his house ray home after
that, although he wanted me to do so
and rather insisted on it, offering to let
me select from the little boys whichever
one I would rather sleep with."
Possibly I am wrong in attributing the
above experience to Mr. Harte. Maybe
it was Emerson who told me about it.
Texas is a cosmopolitan state,
but native Americans predomin-
ate. The negro population of the
state is small compared to other
southern states and the "race
problem" cuts no figure here. The
state is settled largely with immi-
grants from different parts of the
Union, those from the southern
and western states predominating.
The laws of Texas are made for
her own people and are the most
liberal, equitable and just any-
Are the most liberal, and her col-
lection laws the most lenient to be
found in any state in the Union.
These laws not only provide i
against misfortune, but give the
family a guarantee against waste- I
ful extravagance and bad manage-
ment on the part of the husband.
The following extracts from the '■
state constitution will give an idea j Qne block frQm
of the protection which the state I
throws around a family: •
"Art. 17, Sec. 49. The legisla- I ~
ture shall have power, and it shall
be its duty, to protect by law from
forced sale a certain portion of the
personal property of all heads of
families, and also of unmarried
adults, male and female.
"Sec. 50.—The homestead of a
family shall be and is hereby pro-
tected from forced sale for pay-
ment of all debts except for the
purchase of money, the taxes due
thereon, or for work and material
used in constructing improve-
ments thereon, and in this last
case only when the work and ma-
terial are contracted for in writ-
ting. with the consent of the wife
given in the same manner as is
required in making a sale and
conveyance of the homestead: nor
shall the owner, if a married man,
sell the homestead without the
consent of the wife given in such
manner as may l»e prescribed by
"No mortgage trust, deed or
other lien on the homestead shall ,
ever be valid, except for the pur- i
chase money thereof, improve- j
inents made thereon as hereinbe-
fore provided, whether such mort-
gage or trust deed or other lieu j
shall have been created by the lius j
band alone or together with 11i j
wife; and all pretended sales o !
the homestead involving any con j
dition of defeasance shall lie void '
"Sec. 51. The homestead not in : j
town or city, shall consist of ii >
more than 200 acres of land, whir! |
man lie in one or more parcels
with the improvements there.n:
the homestead in a city, town or
village shall consist of a lot or
lots not to exceed in value SC><io<i
at the time of their designation as
a homestead without reference to
the value of any improvements
thereon. * * * *"
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Osborne Harvesting Machines,
Reliable Gasolene Stoves, Celebiated^ Gurney and Automatic
square, North Dixon St., Gainesville, Texas.
umption, and all current
single persons are re-
-,\ 11 wearing appaiel. all
VIGOR °F MEN
No cheap humbug, but old
fashioned tinware. We guarantee
it for lasting qualities and that it
will not rust. Call and see our
new stock. m8
Stevens, Kennerly& Spragixs.
tools, apparatus and books be-
longing to any trade or profession.
One hoise, saddle and bridle. All
current wages for personal ser-
Wherever the people's homes
are safe there will patriots be
found Hence tramps and beggars
are not so common among us as in
TA X ATKlN
Is light, our state ad valoruni tax
is now 1 7, cents on tlie *100. and
our state school tax i< 11 j cents
on the £ 100. County taxes do not
often reach 50 cent son the £100.
< (xike cot"N'l'V.
Cooke is one of the northern liei
of counties and is separated from
the beautitul Indian Territory on
the north by lied river.
It is a splendid fanning sect ion
and is also well adapted to stock-
| Tin ■ soil of the county is about
I equally divided black waxey, san-
dy and red sand\. About one-
half the county is timber an 1
and all the train of prll«
from t ai jy f rr<»r*or lau*r
tb- p -'ilts of
•u < t r.\ .no FuJJ MrtMigi h,
development an I tone
fcivi n iv e « ry M^an and
t rt;■ >*i r-t tl.'' b<»dy.
Mm|«i' . natural m?!h«>»!■.
Iin»ii»-<liat•• i ii. j * • vrtM^nt
pern. 1 ilin »• imjMjh-thle.
explanation a* •! proofs
mailed lee&led; lree.
erie medical co.
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We are still holding forth at our
Gillenwater & Gerhart.
The Hesperian prints candi-
dates' cards for $1.50 a 1000.
of the laboring man. whether mar- !
ried or not, are as sacred as the
Section 28 of Art. 16 of the con I
stitution reads: ''No current |
wages for personal service shall j
ever lie subject to garnishment." j
The statutes exempt the follow-
ing personal property from forced
"All household and kitchen fur-
niture. All implements of lius
bandry. All tools, apparatus and
books belonging to any trade or
profession. The family library
and all family portraits and pic-
tures. Five milk cows and their
calves. Two yoke of work oxen,
with necessary yokes and chains.
Two horses and one wagon. One
carriage or buggy. One gun.
Twenty head of sheep. All sad-
dles, bridles and harness necessary*
for use of the family. All pro-
visions and forage on hand for
• prairie with
:11 u;Ji it. on nv
(client tiinb -r
iver borders tli
th for sixty mil*
I o i k of the i i
and o her st:<
county has an ;
square miles, equal
It had in 1S00 a popiil.iln-n <■!
It now has a population of pei-
The assessed value of property
in 1 S".♦.'> was ¥7.!MM>.or>0.
I. A Nil.
Improved lands are worth from
$10 to !?r>0 per acre.
Our lands produce a greater va-
riety of crops than can l>e found in
almost any other county. They
j have the rare advantage of bring-
j ing both wheat and cotton crops—
| something not found in many
j We have ninety public schools
i in the county outside the city of
I Gainesville—eighty six w hite and
I four colored. These schools run
on an average of six month each
Good roads reach into every sec-
tion of the county and substantial
bridges span all streams.
The Missouri, Kansas & Texas
railroad runs through the county
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:idiirtsp, and we w:'! ni.iil
luciit ttivlutc v• •j r.i! . !>•.- |' ir
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n: ,\ ny mail,
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i! < J11\\ < ii kers
■ waited ill
leach yon in
nil 11 it- lirst
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send us your
you a douu-
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T*UE &. CO., Box 400,
Suit a I'e
to west and
i h rough
Ik* I > 11 i i t
east to 1 111
t<-r. I. T.
■ ii rveyed
II < iai III
and Nvill soon
- at McAles-
(, \ 1 N KsV! I.I.E.
The county site, is located on the
Klin fork of the Trinity, six miles
south of Med river. It has a popu-
lation of about 10.0( 0. and is a
busy, hustling, growing place. It
ha- eleven churches, six splendid
brick school houses, two good
; flouring mills, an ice factory, an
iron foundry, the shops of the
I Santa IV railroad, a cotton coni-
i press, a broom factory, soap fac-
tory. cotton seed oil mills, four
! newspapers, throe hanks with a
capital and surplus of stioO.ooo,
i and various other enterprises.
It is a live place and men with
j money or muscle can do no lietter
i than to cast their lots here.
; If you want a good heating or
i cook stove go and see B. M. Will-
iams' neNv stock. East California
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The Daily Hesperian (Gainesville, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 324, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 27, 1894, newspaper, February 27, 1894; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth504145/m1/2/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Library Consortium.