Corsicana Observer. (Corsicana, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 13, Ed. 1 Friday, January 17, 1890 Page: 1 of 8
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CORSICANA, TEXAS JANUARY 17. 1890.
PRICE 5 CENTS. 13
Notice Land Buyers!
Bargains in City and County Property
Apply at the Observer office, 120 West Goliin Street.
If you are visiting our country with the
view of investing in i-eal estate, don’t fail
to call at the Observer office. We can im-
part information to you worth money We
have not the space to spare to give a list ol
one-tenth the farms and city lots we have
for sale. Call and see.
175 acres, ‘<0 minutes ride from city, high-
Fifty acres on Brier creek, all in timber,
no improvements, no overflow and very
rich. 2 1-2 miles north o’ city.
City lots unimproved m any part oi the
city for sale cheap—in fact 13 of these lots
have to be sold privately immediately to
relieve the needs ot the owner. If you
warn, a bargain call quick.
200 acres rich blackland 4 miles northwest
of city, well improved. Pastime and timber
A residence, one and a naif story house,
tour rooms below, room for four upstairs,
lot 100 x 125 feet, good water. To sell at a
bargain. In city.
100 acres, all under fence, two good wells,
one bricked up, the other curbed with cy-
press; part in cultivation; best of black
sandy land, four miles from city; has a “story
and a half bouse with five or six rooms;
best bargain in the countv.
Residence in city, four rooms, lot 100x120,
$365; a great bargain, long time easy pay-
ments. Located near mineral wells.
Residence in city, t'-tve rooms, lot 50x12 a
will sell on the installment plan, one to five
years. Price $532.
fe n ifilfi [pj-Bv rL g;u njgJll
Christmas Holiday Presents to Suit Ail gi
Young or Old, Rich or Poor. §0
At R. H. Skinners’
the only ioiRplote Stock of Holiday goods
IJST THE CITY,
Elegant Plush Dressing Cases from $L,25 up to $50. Manicure Cases
from 75cup, and an endless variety of Toilet Cases at the lowest prices.
Beautiful Art Novelties, Bric-a-Brac, Books, Fine Pictures, and all the
latest novelties in Christmas Cards, Handsome Chataliue Bags, the latest
thing out, and last but not least is the wonderful bargains m Toys. Vases
If low prices are any inducement to the people they will come early and
secure bargains before the stock is picked over
I am positively going to close out my Toys and Glassware.
Beautiful Christmas Souvenirs with all purchases of $5.00 or over.
« Don’t Forget the Place, Eta Old Stand, »
This section still follows the
line of progress and advance-
ment that has characterized our
curve for some time.
Oar merchants are now all reg-
ularly installed and established
and doing well, 1 guess from the
trade they get. Mr. Cahagan
takes all the chickens and eggs
There have been many changes
in our section, people moving.
Mr Wesley Westbrook who has
been living) in Ellis county, has
now moved back on his farm near
Dr Fite of this village started
off last Monday to attend medical
lectures, returned sick last Fri-
The Baptists of this place have
ceiled their church house and
will now repaint it.
Our school is still on the up-
ward move and increasing in
numbers. It now has near 110 pu-
Weather has been so warm
that much pork was injured, but
the blow up we had yesterday ran
the temperature down to a pretty
thick ice. This morning many who
had not killed hogs before are
Several- who went
' ti.) i;;e obi states
buck and are looking for oth-
There are still several small
places in this section not yet rent-
ed for this year.
Bazette needs a good black-
J A Albritton and Will Santry
of Bazette, started last Friday
morning to Orange county, Texas.
More anon. w.
Jan. 13, ’60.
THE EXTRADITION TREATY.
MAIL SACK ROBBED.
Brackett, Tex., Jan. 11.—Last
night the mail sack from this
place to Spofford was robbed of
$734 in silver and gold, and alsp
of a registered package. The
money belonged to the postoffice
department and was the remit-
tance of the postmaster. The
strap which runs through the sta-
ples was cut, and after the pack-
ages were removed the strap was
carefully put back in its proper-
place. The postmaster at Brack-
ett and mail carrier had nothing
to do with the sack until discov-
ery was made by the postmaster
at Spofford of the robbery. Mr.
Hunt, the mail carrier, has always
been considered ny the best citi-
zens to be above suspicion anu
to be of undoubted honesty and
integrity, sober and industrious.
Several passengers were on the
stage going down, but the carrier
insists that they had nothing to do
with the sack, as lie had it in the
box under his feet.
Helena, M. T., Jan. 11.—Yester-
day afternoon Messrs. Sanders
and Powers, who were elected
Hnited States senators by the Re-
publican house and senate, made
formal application to Governor
Toole for certificates of election.
Their request was denied on the
ground that their election was il-
legal, and also because of the fact
he had already given certificates
of election to Messrs. Clark and
Maginnis, elected by the Demo-
crats. The legislative dead-lock
continues in full force, and th<-
Republicans have decided to
break it, so far as the senate is
concerned, by unseating Mr. Mc-
Namara, Democrat, who is ineli
; gible because of his being a Fed-
i eral official. This will give the
j Republicans full and free control
! of the senate.
Tlie published call for the
1 Alliance meeting in Waco next
1 week states to the farmers that:
| “Your liberties as a free and
I independent people are threat-
I ened, and now is the time to
; meet and consult together to
; secure your present and future
; welfare before it is too late.-”
: Evidently the horny-tougued
I orators have rushed in and
j taken control of the farmers'
| movement, for who else could
have the gall to write such
TOO MUCH HOG MEAT.
Ferris, Tex., Jan. 14.—A few
days since considerable uneasi-
ness as well as some excitement
was manifested by the occupants
of the Ferris house, a hotel man-
aged by Mrs. Hunter. Mrs. Hunt-
er’s family and the boarders,
twenty-six in all, were down at
one time, some of them pretty
sick, and some thought they had
been poisoned and were going to
die, but all have about recovered.
It is alleged that some pork which
was found to be spoiling had
been ground into sausage and
then sold, Mrs. Hunter buying a
Subscribe for the Observer.
New York, Jan. 12.— An Ot-
tawa special says: A copy of
the draft of the axtradition
treaty agreed upon by Lord
‘Salisbury and the American
minister in London for submis-
sion to the various legislative
bodies for sanction has been
forwarded to the governor gen-
eral from the foreign office and
handed by him to Hon. Joseph
Chapleau, secretary of state.
The treaty has been confiden-
tially communicated and its
precise text cannot therefore be
made public, but it may suffice
to give a synopsis of its pro-
visions It is drafted as an ex-
tension of the Ashburton treaty
of 1842. The portion of that
treaty which deals with extra-
dition is comprised in article
10. The crimes mentioned in
that section as extraditable are
murder, assault with intent to
commit murder, heresy, arson,
robbery, forgery and the utter-
ance of forged paper. The
new treaty recites that:
Whereas it is desired by her
Brittanie majesty and the Uni-
ted States of America that the
provisions of said article should
embrace certain other crimes,
none of them specified:
Therefore the high contract-
ing parties, after conferences
between Lord Salisbury and
Minister Lincoln, had agreed
that the following crimes, in
addition to those mentioned in
article 10. should be hence-
forth extraditable, namely:
An attempt or conspiracy to
murder, manslaughter, counter-
feiting or altering money, bur-
glary, embezzlement or larceny
of any sum or article of the
yalue of $50 and upward, rape
or indecent assault upon fe
majes, malicious injury to prop-
erty whereby the life of any
person is endangered, criminal
scuttling or destroying vessels
on the high seas or on the great
lakes of North America, or at-
tempting or conspiring to do
assault on board of a vessel on
- : the high seas, or on the great
New York, Jan. 14.—Captain | lakes of America, with intent
Grimes of the steamer Herschet f° destroy life or do grieyous
from Rio Janeiro gives news of a bodily harm,
recounter between soldiers in that1 Any person who has been
city. It seems that on Dec. 18 it convictdd of any of these
was discovered that part of the crimes, but who has not served
army, about 200 men, was opposed his sentence, shall be extradit-
to the republic and strongly fa- able. The treaty shall not have
vored the monarchy. The pro- retroactive force—that is. it
visional government sent a com |wm not apply to crimes com-
pany, of artillery to arrest the in routed before legislative sanc-
surrectionists. They opened fire tion has been given to it.
on the soldiers and it is reported G,.imes of apolitical charao-
that over r00 of Uiee- were k.l.ed. ,er are 110t t0 be included in its
'provisions, and if they so wish
j and it is shown to the court
T , ,T. t that the real object of those
Jackson, Miss., Jan. 14.—Gen. -A - „
A.M. West, from Marshall comity, m:lklnf th.e. requisition. for his
yesterday introduced in the sen! surrender^ to try him for a
ate a memorial to congress asking political offense he shall be set
for the abrogation of the fifteenth | a’L 1 ’e! Y
RECOUNTER BETWEEN SOL-
DIERS IN BRAZIL.
court of claims.
Nasliington, Jan. 18.—The
proclamation to open tne Da-
kota Sioux reservation has
been prepared and will be is-
sued some time this week.
This will add to the public do-
main about 11,000,000 acres of
Senator Mitchell to-day in-
troduced a bill to prohibit the
coming of Chinese into the
United States whether subjects
of the Chinese empire or other-
wise. Those who are now witn-
in the limits of the United
States and who may hereafter
leave and attempt to return are
The following is an extract
ot a speech delivered at the
installation of the John A. Dix
post G-. A. R. by Major W. H.
Heistand. Fie said:
Comrades, our hairs are be-
coming silvered with age, our
feet are tottering to the grave.
Each year our rank grows thin-
ner and our roll call shorter.
Let us now while we live culti-
vate a warm, holy feeling of
friendship not only for our-
selves but for our late antagon-
ists, the boys who wore the
gray. They did their level best.
They gave us the best they had
in their shop, and now that the
war is over we are met with
that warm hearted open-handed
hospitality so characteristic of
the sons of Dixie. And when
the last taps are sounded and
the lights are put out we may
know that we have filled our
mission on earth, and when
revielle sounds on the other
shore we can, as true soldiers,
answer2 “Here.” If the Haunt-
ers of the “bloody shirt” could
be imbued with the same prin-
ciple and actuated by the same
spirit the late unpleasantness
would be buried in the past and
the coffin lids hermetically
STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION
City National Boot,
At the close of business Dec. 31st, 1889.
Loans and Discounts... $182,135 20
Overdrafts Secured.............. 33.700 95
Cash with Reserve Agents....... 57,621 28
Cash with other National Banks.. 139,194 44
Gash with State Bants and Bank-
ers........................... 34,498 25
Real Estate, Furniture and Fix-
United States Bonds.
Premium on Boiids..
Cash on hand........
Five per cent. Fund
Dividend No. 1..............
. 1,255 44
. 200,996 96
It. E. Prince, President.
At)m. iS. Underhill, V-Pres.
J. II. Martin, Cashier.
HUBBARD CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL.
amendment to the federal consti-
tution and instructing the Missis-
sippi delegation m congress in
accordance therewith. The memo-
rial further directs the secretary
of the state of Mississippi to fur-
nish a copy to the governor of
each state in the union to be laid
before their respective legisla-
A LALYS RESCUE.
Wolfe City, 'iVv. Jan. 15.-
Yertferday morning a 15 year old j
girl living about two miles 'west'
of this place was on her way to
school, when she was hailed by a
large black negro wearing a cap,
who drew a pistol on her and re-
quested her to stop. Mr.*George
Neal and, Mr. Boo Bum pass ar-
rived and tne negro fled to the
woods. A posse of men have
A fugitive criminal who has
been acquitted of the charge
for which extradition was
sought shall not be tried for
any other offense committed
prior to the date of his extra-
dition until he has first had an
opportunity of returning to
the eountrv from which lie was
The treaty may be termi-
nated b}^ notification from eith-
er of the contracting powers.
Montreal, Jan. 14.—The most,
terrible wind storm ever experi-
enced in eastern Canada began
here yesterday at noon and up t,o
midnight raged with undiminished
fury. One of the steeples of the
magnificent St. James’ church,
just built, toppled to the street,
injuring half a dozen people. The
St. John Baptist church was
blown down, Not an orchard
remains standing on the island of
Montreal. At Hilaire, on the
Grand Trunk road, the Actmoale
accommodation train, consisting
of two passenger coaches, combi-
nation baggage and smoker and
engine and tender, was rounding
a curve running twenty miles an
hour when the hurricane came
and the cars were lifted and
thrown bodily down the embank-
ment and were completely wreck-
ed, Of the fifty people aboard
not one escaped injury and a
dozen were seriously hurt. The
ears caught fire and only by vig-
ous efforts was a terrible loss of
life averted. The injured were
brought here and sent to the hos-
A GENUINE BLIZZARD.
Washington. Jan. 13.—Mr.
Adams of Illinois, chairman of
the Silcott investigating com-
mittee, submitted its report ac-
companied by a bill appropri-
ating $75,000 for the purpose
of supplying the deficiency in
been hot on his trail, but as yet I the appropriation for the pay
he has not been arrested. Th«! - x• - - - -
feeling against the negro is
ning very hi,sh.
and mileage of members and
delegates occasioned by the re-
cent defalcation in the office of
__ Messrs. Hemphill of South
Versailles, Ky., Jan. ll.-The j Carolina and Holman of Indi-
stabies belonging to Macy Bros. Iana submitted a minority re-
burned this morning at 4 o’clock, i P0.1 ^ They weie all oideied
destroying thirty-five out of printed m the records and re-
eighty horses. Among those ! committed,
burned were Bell Boy, that was ! Accompanying Mr. Hemp-
sold at auction by Jeffersou & j bill’s report is a bill authoriz-
Seaman to J C Clarke for $51,000. j ing the members who suffered
It is said Clarke had refused; by the defalcation to bring suit
$100,000 for this horse. against the government in the
St. Paul, Jan. 14.—A genuine
blizzard, the first of the season,
raged over the northwest the
whole of Sunday and part of yes-
terday, knocking out telegraph
wires, delaying all trains and re
tarding the operations of loggers
in tbe pineries. ■ Dispatches from
principal points in the Dakotas,
Montana and as far west as Spo-
kane Falls are to the effect that
on an average suow fell about ten
inches on a level and drifted bad-
ly owing to strong winds, ap-
proaching a hurricane, which pre-
AND CHILDREN SUF-
Wyckliffe, Ky., JaV 14.--About
fourteen more families are ck sta-
tute as a result of the cyclone,
in all about fifty-three women and
children. Eight were wounded,
three are in a critical condition
and will certainly die. This is a
new town and a great many Deo-
pie are fearfully destitute. The
condition is beyond the ability of
the inhabitants to relieve.
Mr. Editor:—Your correspond-
ent visited the thriving little city
of Hubbard, on Monday, January-
13, on the occasion of the formal
opening of the public free schools
of that place. That city recently
incorporated for school purposes,
and issued bonds to the amount
of eight thousand dollars for the
erection of a school building.
The result now is Hubbard City
can boast ot as good a school
building as any city in the state,
of anything like equal size. The
public spirited enterprise, thus
evidenced, by the citizens of
Hubbard, is commendable in»the
highest degree, and is worthy of
emulation by other cities. If en-
ergy, pluck, enterprise and per-
severance is calculated to suc-
ceed, Hubbard City is destined in
the near future, to be one of the
leading cities of central Texas.
Your correspondent is yet to see
or hear of a parallel in these mat-
ters, and these are certainly the
elements of success on the part
of any city
On the arrival of the tram at 2
p. m. the Hubbard City band, ac-
companied by about five hundred
citizens, including the committee
of reception, ladies, gentlemen
and the pupils of the school, ex-
tended a most hearty welcome to
the Hen. R B. Hubbard, the ora-
tor of the day. After a drive
over the city, viewing the school
building and other points of in-
terest, the distinguished gentle-
man was driven to the Presbyte-
rian Church, where a large audi-
ence awaited him. Gov. Hubbard
then addressed his audience in
that eloquent and felicitous man-
ner, so characteristic of this dis-
tinguished orator. At 4 p. m. a
magnificent banquet was given in
honor of Gov. Hubbard, many
toasts were drunk to the gover-
nor and his name sake—Hubbard
City. After enjoying these fes-
tivities for several® hours, your
correspondent was hurried away
by the arrival of the train that
was to bring him back to home
Before I close, Mr. Editor, I
wish to say, may our thriving lit-
tle sister city ever prosper, and
though she may never attain the
huge proportions (!) of him,whose
name she bears, yet in all things
that constitute real greatness, iu
wealth, in honor, in morality, in
intelligence, may she ever be the
“Cincinnatus of the west.”
Messrs. A Fox & Bro are pros-
pecting for a location for a branch
house for their mammoth dry
goods house/ Mr. A Fox and his
son Robert have returned from
a tour and may locate the branch
house in Ft Worth, but the old
established mammoth will remain
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Miller, G. P. Corsicana Observer. (Corsicana, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 13, Ed. 1 Friday, January 17, 1890, newspaper, January 17, 1890; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth874819/m1/1/: accessed May 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting San Jacinto Museum of History.