Corsicana Observer. (Corsicana, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 13, Ed. 1 Friday, January 17, 1890 Page: 4 of 8
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THE CORSICANA OBSERVER,
G. P. lLii.LE.Kj “ Editorr".
Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 17, 1890.
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sion where they take subscriptions tor the
ygg-NA paper will be sent until paid tor.
Kaufman had a big blaze on'the
south side of the square last
Tuesday mofftiug. “n
Another claimant has put in
his appearance for the noted Bean
case at Sherman.
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Congress moves off slowly
since its two weeks recess,
It was said to the world of
mankind Tuesday that $3;900,000
had been illegally paid out in
past years by the city officials of
A communication in one of our
exchanges in speaking of the
cold snap says: ‘-Much pork kill-
ed and religion.” Who killed “re-
Rev Sam Jones is to visit Ty-
ler the last of February. Couldn’t
Corsicana entertain him for a few
days and let him shake up the
sinners of this vicinity just: little?
Governor Campbell in his mes-
sage to the Ohio legislature rec-
ommends the Australian system
of ballot reform. He virtually
recommends the publication of a
uniform system of school books,
and the discontinuance or reform
of the railroau commission, to-
gether with home rule for incor-
porated cities. *
Some good sensible republican
papers are turning tbeir batteries
against the Blair bill.
The political ball is in motion.
A man in Morris cpunty has an-
nounced for sheriff:
Memphis democrats knocked
out the muugrel ticket last Satur-
day from “Alpha to Onego.”
Application for a charter for a
railroad to South America has
been made to the Virginia legis-
Write it Senator Brice after
this. Calvin S. Brice was elected
Tuesday to the United States
senate by the Ohio legislature by
a vote of ten majority on joint
ballot. The vote in the senate
stood: Brice 19, Foster 14, Hal-
stead 1. In the house: Brice 57,
Foster 52, Neal 1. The joint re-
sult of the two branches is, Brice
76, Foster 66, Halstead 1, and
The Sunday-school encamp-
ment has been located by the
committee at Tehuacana Hills, the
place of Trinity University.
Yesterday nine men wore to be
hanged in "Ft. Smith, which is the
largest execution, legally, in the
United States at one time.
The Hopkins County Echo is
striking back at the Southern
Mercury. It hits straight from
Denison is advertising for bids
to erect a $500,000 cotton factory.
When will Corsicana advertise
forbids to build a factory in this
When Hon. \Vm. D. Kelley of
Pennsylvania, died, congress and
the republican party lost one of
the ablest of its tariff protection-
The papers in Texas are dis-
cussing the six best known liv-
ing Texans. In the list all the
papers we have noticed on the
subject place our fellow towns-
man, Hon.R. Q. Mills and Senator
Reagan in the list, and then the
list changes variously. Even
Tom Ochiltree is put in at the tail
end of the list, and “what are we
here for Flanagan” is in the list
of some papers.
The Mormons want to get into
the sisterhood of states, but the
sisterhood of states is not ready
to get into the sisterhood of Mor-
in cmisnu ___
Death traps are too common.
In a caisson in the river near
Louisville, Ky., sixteen men lost
their lives iast week. The pres-
sure was so great the caissoiigCol-
lapsed and filled with water.
The Times-Demoerat states that,
there was 98 legal hangings in
the country last year and 175 vic-
tims of mob law. The courts and
juries could prevent, much mob
Violence by punishing crime as it
should be punished.
Three a* d a half millions of
money stolen by the embezzlers
in a single year in the United
States is a small matter to the
corporations, but the people who
have to replace it by toil are not
happy over the record
Waco Baptist Church has ap-
pointed a committee to reply to
the Marlin Baptist, letter in re-
gard to the restoration of Rev.
M-T. Martin to the functions of
the ministry. The Waco Church
placed Drs. Carroll, Burleson and
others on the committee to reply
to the Marlin Church conference.
The committee of investigation
in the Goff contest for governor
of West Virginia have made their
report, after ten months of inves-
tigation. The report unearths
the frauds practiced by the re-
publican campaigners in such way
as to open the eyes of the peo-
ple. Votes were bought with
money; votes were secured by
intimidation; votes were secured
by repeating negro voters from
Virginia. In oue instance a
squad of negroes voted at three
boxes the same day. The com-
mittee report about 800 votes
known to be fraudulent, and
think 3000 such votes were poll-
BUILD THE COTTON FACTORY.
* \V7Tdo not like to see ihe $200,-
000 cotton factory project 1 tid
aside We ;<:>• among those who
be ie\eib , ' orsicana has reached
a ern.i v in her existence; tuat if
something is not done to push her
Ur ward she will he bound to take
a backward step. A large cotton
factory will help the town for-
ward. Then why not get one?
Some of our successful business
men believe that a $20,000 bonus
with twenty years exemption from
taxation will get iT, but strange
to say, after several weeks effort,
only $16,000 has been raised.
The committee have become dis-
couraged and given up the under-
taking. By way of excuse they
say that several of our wealthy
citizens, worth at least $700,000,
have not subscribed. But sup-
pose they have not; is that any
reason that they will not? Prob-
ably they have not had time to
fully consider the matter. Men
who have accumulated from $50,-
000 to $200,000 in less than twenty
years have plenty of business
sense. If you can convince them
that a $200,000 cotton factory will
add to their profits, they will in-
vest a good subscription. They
have not been approached in the
right way. Give them facts and
figures. Prove that there is money
in it, and they will no longer hold
The committee deserve praise
for what they have done, but do
not let the enterprise fail because
they refuse to do more work. Let
another committee take it up
where they left off.
$4000! Why that is only four|
amounts of $1000 each or eight
amounts of $500 each. An ener-
getic committee can approach a
few of our wealthy citizens, show
them the benefits they will derive
from the enterprise and raise the
amount in two days. Push the
work forward. We want that
factory in operation by the time
the next cotton crop is marketed.
If necessary let the mayor call a
mass-meeting and let the meeting
overflow with enthusiasm and the
balance can be raised in an hour.
Push the car of progress to the
TARIFF AND LABOR.
The cry has often been raised
that protection fostered labor by
paying better wages in America
than was paid for a like service
in .England, but when we go to
the bottom of the matter the la-
borer is paid less per hour in this
country, but by working more
hours he may get more for a day’s
work than in England.
Has Mr. Blaine forgotten that
when he was secretary before he
reported to congress that there
was a very small difference be-
tween the wages of English and
American cotton mill operatives
and that the American operatives
did a great deal more work, so
that the cost of labor to the man-
ufacturer was rather less in this
country than in England? And
has he also forgotten that Secre-
tary Evarts, who preceded him
and Secretary Frelinghuysen, who
followed him, sent reports to con-
gress indicating that the Ameri-
can laborer got more wages than
the foreigner because he did more
work, and that as a consequence
the cost of labor to the American
employer appeared to be as low
as it was abroad or even lower?
Protectionist writers ought to
have long memories.
The Limestone papers are pull-
ing R. E. Steele, Esq., to the front
for state senator. The Newsboy,
however, is whooping for Senator
E. J. Simkins’ re-election. The
Observer does not know wheth-
er Senator Simians wants the
place again or not, but if he does
it may be beyond the power of
the papers in Mexia to defeat him.
The Hubbard City News says:
The Mexia Democrat says that
Hon. R. E. Steele, of Freestone,
is grooming for the senatorial
mantle of Dol. Simkins, of Corsi-
cana. It is the impression of the
News, that Mr. Steele will get
left. Senator Simkins has about
ten times as much brains as the
Freestone aspirant aud has made
an excellent senate".
The Seutiiipl, new remor in
It has been the- practice of a
few political schemers to run
things to suit themselves in the
conventions of this judicial dis-
trict, the loud protest of the peo-
ple to the contrary notwithstand-
ing. To say that the voters of the
district are tired of the services
of these self-constituted political
dictators is only a mild appella-
tion of a state of affairs that exists
all over the district.
The Sentinel and some of the
other Mexia papers are kicking
early—before they are spurred.
If the political schemers are run-
niDg things to suit themselves sit
down on them, if you can; if you
can’t, “sprinkle salt on their tails”
or give them sugar.
The New England factory
barons see the progress of
development in the south and
watch the spindles move like an
octagenarian watches the sands
pour through the hour glass as
his days fly away. Texas with
her big drag net of progress and
push is landing her share of ihe
The Corsicana Light says:
“If the negroes in Georgia,
South and North Carolina are dis-
satisfied with the treatment. They
are receiving in the south why
not go north and northwest. We
are having the same race trouble
in Texas that they are having in
South Carolina. The best and
only salvation is colonization.
Buy them a good home, pay their
wax and set them up in business.”
The Light is entirely too gener-
ous. The southern people will
nexer buy homes for the negroes
and pay for them and pay their
way to such homes, or set them
up in business either. The south
has plenty of good white people
who have no homes and yet are
worthy good citizens. No, the
south nor the nation will not up-
hold such laziness by buying
homes and moving them and fixing
them up in business. Not yet.
The Methodist Protestant, as
well as several other papers that
reach the Observer has something
to say about our Christian poetry.
The Methodist Protestant, pub-
lished in Baltimore, says:
It seems that in Corsicana,
Texas, where our genial Brother
Miller, besides looking after the
interests of the Methodist Prot-
estant Church, occupies the tri-
pod, two of the town papers are
beligerant, “one gets on its ear
and howls, the other shows its
teeth and growls ” But so peace-
ful and happy is our frater that,
amid the noise of the neighbor-
ing strife, he rhymes about it in
his “Christmas Observer.” He is
a philosopher, and also, it is to
be hoped, a pacificator.
The hope of the editor of the
Methodist Protestant has budded
into a genuine reality—the pacifi-
cation has been realized and the
people of Corsicana are pleased
over the result. The poem ac-
complished its object.
The Observer stamped its veto
on the oil inspection bill passed
by the late legislature. It was
the first paper we believe in the
state to lift its voice against the
bill. The Waco Day has hit the
bill the last and the hardest, lick
of all the papers as follows:
The deputy coal oil inspector
i.or the state of Texas has ten-
dered his resignation, probably
for the same reason given by the
Alabama postmaster: “Being
sick of this office, I hereby throw
up.” If there is any official posi-
tion that would thoroughly dis-
gust a decent man it is that of
coat oil inspector tor Texas under
the law of the last legislature.
It is said that when the yellow
dog came out of the ark Moah
kicked him off the gang-plank,
and ever since he has nad a hard
time of it. We imagine a coal oil
inspector traveling through Texas
nosing into other people’s busi-
ness and collecting fees xvhich do
no good to anybody but himself
and impose a tax on everybooy
but himself, would almost envy
the fate of the yellow dog. We
are glad to know that the deputy
inspector has taken this view of
the situation, and it is now in
order for the state inspector to
step down and out and let this
xvorse thah useless law rot on the
statute books. Let him say:
“Being sick of this office, I here-
by throw up.”
This powder never varies, A marvel of
purity, strength and wholesomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold in competition with the
multitude of low test, short weight alum or
phosphate powders. Sold ouly in in cans
Royal Baking PoxVdkk (Jo.,
100. Wall .St, New York.
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You can be cured of your old Running
Sores, Plies. Burns, Scalds, and all Skin Dis-
eases, by the use of
PHrs. Dalton’s R-rs Ointment.
This valuable Ointment has been tested
by a great many during the last twenty
years, and having never failed in making a
cure, has induced its being oflered for sale
to the suffering pubhe. When once used no
family will he without it,
Price 25 and 50 cents per box.
Numerous certificates can be had irom
parties cured by this remedy—and now liv-
ing m this county; but a trial bottle is the
best test of merit.
Apply to __
MRS. C. DALTON,
202 North 15th St., Corsicana, Texas.
The speech of Senator Morgan
in congress a few days ago advo
eating the colonizing of the
negro in the Congo valley has
elicited much discussion in Wash-
A Wells, Fargo & Co. box with
$12,000 was missed in Dallas at
their office Sunday evening. Some
arrests have been made xvith a
view of catching the guilty par-
ties. Dallas is keeping pace with
the metropolitan cities by putting
up a rogue’s gallery.
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My father, H. J. Sims, of York,
Ala., hurt his ley in August, 1867,
and it inflamed and got worse all
the time. I sent him a box of
Mrs. Dalton’s Texas Ointment,
which cured bis leg effectually.
1 recommend it as a valuable rem-
edy for all cutaneous diseases.
J. F. Sims,
13ml Corsicana, Tex.
On the 6th dav of January, A D IS 60,
B H Bodwell, was appointed and duly qual-
iITecl as permanent administrator ot t.ie es-
tate of L C Cole, deceased. All persons
having- claims against the estate ot the in-
testate L C Cole, are requested to present
the same to me within the time presurlbee
bi law. Address me at Corsicana, „Texas.
Wituoss my hand this 6th day of January,
B li Bod WELL.
100 acres, 40 in cultivation, 60
in pasture, near state orphan
asylum. Apply to Mrs F J Hal-
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HOMES FOR EVERYBODY.
j All my land is for sale to actu-
1 al settlers in tracts of ten acres
or more. Call on my agent Dr.
W. F. Seal at Corsicana, Texas,
gm3 W. R. Bright.
VICK’S FLORAL GUIDE
Is one of the handsomest cat-
alogues published. The illus-
trations are intended to give
the reader a correct idea of the
plant or flower illustrated. The
grossly exaggerated, absurd
pictures which deface so many
catalogues and reflect- upon the
integrity of those who issue
them, do not appear in this.
The list of potatoes is good,
and several new kinds are of-
fered, among them the Early
Market. It is said to be of the
Ohio Class and is especially
recommended for early market
ing, as the quality is excellent
in the early stages of growth
or “unripe” condition. The en-
tire catalogue is one that the
R. N.-Y. greatly commends to
the examination of its readers.
—Rural New - Yorker, New
Nork, N. Y.
—Send 10 cts. (which amount
may be deducted from first or-
der) to James Vick, seedsman,
Rochester, N. Y., for copy of
Mississippi wauls to knock out
the 15th amendment to the con-
Car loads of the best and Latest styles
Fine Parlor Suits.
Two houses full to the ceiling,
of ail grades, and at the Lowest
Prices. Our Blooming Grove
house is fully stocked with a fine
assortment at bed rock prices.
Our Corsicana lions-, Fifty foot
front is packed up stairs and down.
Call and see the bargains we offer.
We always lead in fine goods,
suits, desks, ward robes, chairs,
rockers, and fancy articles.
We have a large stock of coffins
and metalic burying cases. Com-
mand us when we can serve you.
It is k pleasure to show our goods.
MONTGOMERY & SUTHERLAND.
North Beaton Street. Corsicana, Texas.
Look to Your Interest
And buy the Light Running NEW HOME SLWING MACHINE.
It is i lie very best made. Employing no canxTassers, I will give my
customers tiie benefit of canvassers commission by reduction of piicet>.
I have no partner to divide proiifs with, pay no extravagant store lent,
therefore can afford to sell at a very small profit; so come to my of-
fice 212 N. Beaton St. and price the New Home Sewing Machine.
I also handle the Estey Piano and Organs, the most popular and the
best make known. These instruments are mouse-proof and are not af-
fected by damp rainy weather, no sticking of keys, nor continuous
[f the best goods, lowest prices, (considering the quality) honest
v.nd fair dealing will please you, I xvdl guarantee satisfaction, also give
a five years guarantee with each instrument and machine.
E. F. BUCKNER,
212 N. Beaton St. CoHcnra. Texte.
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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/m1/4/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting San Jacinto Museum of History.