Corsicana Observer. (Corsicana, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, March 14, 1890 Page: 1 of 8
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CORSICANA, TEXAS MABCH 14. 1890.
PRICE 5 CENTS. N < ). 21
Notice Land Buyers!
Bargains in City and County Property
Apply at the Observer office, 120 West Gollin Street.
If you are visiting our country with the
view of investing in real 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 of
one-tenth the farms and city lots we have
for sale. Call and see.
175 acres, 20 minutes ride from city, high-
Fifty acres on Brier creels,' all in timber,
no improvements, no overflow and very
rich. 2 1-2 miles north of' city.
City lots unimproved m any part of the
city for sale cheap—in fact 13 of these lots
have to be sold privately immediately to
relieve the needs of the owner. If you
want a bargain call quick.
“200 acres rich blackland 4 miles northwest
of city, well improved. Pasture and timber
A residence, one and a half story house,
four 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 house 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 wellb.
Residence in city, three rooms, lot 50x120;
will sell on the installment plan, one to five
years. Price $532.
That Car Load of Road Carts
AID LIGHT WAGONS.
THE LARGEST VARIETY AND GREATEST B.ARGAINS
in Two-Wheelers ever offered in Corsicana.
COME AT ONCE and select before they are culled.
Can sell yon a good cart and harness for $50. Have cheaper
We are making Special Cut Prices on large size Turning Plows. Now is
your time to get a Plow cheap
W e have only four Disc Harrows left. Special low prices on
them to close out. Best Harrow made, we think
£ Eouble mould Harrows at half price. BARB WIRE.
OUR TERMS :—We prefer cash, but a good note gets any
thing of us at just as reasonable prices.
M. DRAKE & SON
We have the best Cultivators and Planters ever shown in
this market. Come and see them and you will say so, too—
everybody does. We get there on prices, too.
Much complaint about the bad
weather we are having. Many
think the corn that has been
planted will have to be put in
Some say that oats are all killed
while others say they will come
Several parties say they don’t
think pap will have his corn
plowed over and his cotton
planted by the 15th of this month.
Mr. Jessie Scoggins has fin-
ished and moved in his house and
Miss Fannie Hall is up on a
seyerat days’ visit to the family of
J. R. Scoggins. We wish her a
Some sickness yet, but not as
much as there has been.
The depot has been opened up
for business here with O. Taylor
The new time card on the
branch: Train going west, due
here at 8:25; east, 1:15 p. in.
We are pleased to learn that
the circulation of the Observer is
stilt increasing; may it continue
March 10, 18q0.
In order to meet the expense of the new dress for
the Observer, we make this grand offer:
All who will pay
*4 $ 1.00
by March /, 1890, shall have the Observer sent one
year to any address. This offer is good only until
March /, and not one single day after that date.
Hi iSJii es i
A! Esiii r: Would you allow
a school i oy to write to your pa-
paper, and if so I will give you
dots of our town.
We have a splendid school,
taught by Mrs. Byrne, and I think
she is one of the best teachers in
the county. Our school numbers
Mr. W. O. Croslin, a farmer,
died Saturday night with pneu-
Mr. J. M. Bartlett is moving his
house to town and will soon be-
come a citizen of Rica.
Glenn & Bros, have established
a barber shop and confectionery.
Mr. Sej bold, a merchant here,
contemplates moving his stock of
goods to Ardmore, Indian Terri-
Farmers are delayed with their
work on account of the recent
rains. Those who have corn
planted think they will have to
replant. Early gardens were
killed by the freeze and we fear
the fruit is injured.
La grippe is still raging in Rice
and vicinity; our hired man is now
in its clutches and I am having
to do the feeding and milking.
Success to the Observer.
Edwin S. McGee.
DR. J. H. HENDRICK.
While Rev. Sam Jones was at
Tyler, and Dixon Williams at Ft.
Worth, Dr. Hendrick was stirring
the fire in the hearts of the sin-
ners at Blooming Grove in this
eouDty. For two weeks he held
the people in his grasp. For two
weeks preached some powerful
sermons which went straight to
the mark. Sixty-five souls pro-
fessed to be saved during the
meeting. Dr. Hendrick is an
able eloquent evangelist of the
Cumberland Presbyterian church
He discards all sbuig phrases and
with a burning zeal for the salva-
tion of souls, preaches Jesus the
savior of sinners to all who wait
upon his ministry Dr. Hendrick
is now in Mexia conducting a
meeting where he will remain
A TRIP TO DAWSON.
By invitation, your correspon-
dent had the pleasure, on last
Friday, of attending the exercises
of the Masonic Institute at Daw-
son. The school was divided as
nearly equal as practicable, one
side designated the “Red” and
the other the “Blue,” each mem-
ber wearing an appropriate badge.
The exercises consisted of
speeches, recitations and compo-
sitions, and *he contest was which
side should average the higher:
The exercises, began about 1:30
p. m. and continued until 6 o’clock,
about eighty-five pupils partiei
pating in the contest.
A great deal of enthusiasm was
displayed on each side, each pupil
seeming to be impressed that the
result depended on his individual
effort. To mention one, would be
an injustice to the others. It has
never been your correspondent’s
good fortune to witness a better
display of talent and drill, among
school children, than on this occa-
sion. Too much praise cannot
be bestowed on those young men
and young ladies, and little boys
and girls of Dawson, for their ef-
forts in this direction. It is a
very necessary part of an educa-
tion,, and then the energy and
ambition exhibibited indicates a
disposition that will win in the
battles of life. The teachers, too,
deserve much credit for the suc-
cess of the entertainment, for
a great deal depends upon the
inspiration of the teacher. He
can, by judicious management,
enthuse life and ambition into the
pupils, or, lacking these qualities
himself, he may destroy that which
is naturally mhereht in the stu-
Prof. Kelton and his able assist-
ants certainly understand just
how to enthuse life, energy and
ambition. A great deal, also, de-
pends upon the hearty co-opera-
tion of the parents. The success
of the entertainment reflects no
less credit on them than on the
others. It speaks in unmistak-
able terms of the educational in
terest and edthusiasm of that
In averaging up ^acli side it
was found that the “Red” aver-
aged 81 and the “Blue” 85.
Your correspondent hopes to
have the pleasure of attending
other exeicises by this interest-
Died at Ghatfield, Navarro
county, Texas, at 2:30 a. m., Feb-
ruary 23, 1890, of iufluenzia, in the
28th year of his age, W. R. Loop,
son of W. W. Loop.
The death of this young man
has spread sorrow and regret
throughout our village and sur-
rounding country, and our people
unite in extending to the be-
reaved family their heartfelt sym-
pathy and condolence.
Riley Loop was a noble young
man, loved and respected for the
noble qualities which united to
form his character; he was pro-
verbial for his truthfulness aud
honesty, and in all his dealings
with his fellowmen the measure
of the high standard of these
God-like virtues was applied to
all his transactions. lie had no
enemies—everybody his friend;
and he believed in the common
brotherhood of mankind respect-
ing the opinions of those with
whom he come daily in contact.
He belonged to church, yet his
conduct in life was such that if
beyond that mysterious River
there is a home, the reward of
virtue and honesty and fair deal-
ing, he lives again. He bore his
sufferings without murmur, with-
out complaint; and when, after
two weeks of. suffering, the “final
summons” came, peacefully and
quietly he closed his eyes in ever-
“Oh! blindness to the future kiudly given,
That each may till the place marked by
Who sees with equal age as God of all
A hero perish or a sparrow fall.”
This tribute by a friend is an
honest portrayal of his character,
a charaacter that many young
men emulate, t’would make the
world better, and the grand cause
of humanity would in no wise
suffer. We sympathize deeply
with his family in their extreme
affliction. A Friend.
Chatfield, Tex., Mar. 4, ’90.
We, the democratic voters of
Kerens, having the interest of the
democratic party of this Navarro
county, Texas, in view, and be
lieving that, whereas, there is
such a general dissatisfaction over
the county about the way nomi-
nating conventions have been
conducted in this county in the
past, we hereby express our opin-
ion in this, that, we believe it
would be best for the democratic
party of this county to make its
nominations by primary elections.
W J McCormick, T S Daniel, Preston
Owen. J R Valientine. W B Parker, J M
Head Jr. R Clark. J M Head Sr. J F Wee-
din, II Dayton, G R Washburn, RHDauie!,
R H Melear, B R Jenkins, S O Suggs, B H
Davis, J J Walker, C T McConnico, Will J
Carroll, G L Wilson, T A Murphy, A Posey,
W T Norres; W Z Anthony; W P Noble;A
Hassell; J W; Mabry; G W Noble; Joe Ivey?
W M Seale; RM Tyus; G W Stubblefield; T
J Mabry; C S Coates; C L Coates; J H J
Stockton; John Craig; J W Merrow; W T
Neil; T J Walling; H B Lee; J Y Roberts:
W S Price; J L Joplin; J T Webster; Chas
Sherrill; H S Melear: R H Hodge; J M Phil-
lips; JL Korn; T C Boatwright; H L Miller;
W R Head; W H House: A C Williamson; J
H Perry; I B Moore, G W Eaton; W I Bar-
nett; Wm Noble; J G Delpin; A J Seale; J
Spivy; R C Allbritton: J W Cherry; Leonard
Gray; J P Bush; R C Howe; J P Roe: J H
Frazier; F J Bosworth; R S Sherrill; A G
McClung; L T Wells; J8 H Kimes; C Mc-
Cluug; W W Coates: J H Cherry. R J May;
Elias Ivey; JW Morris; Claud Sherrill; J T
Harrison; W F Harle; R D Melton; J T Per-
sons; A B Posey; R P Coates; W K Chit-
wood; S M Mayo; H J Breithampt; HR
Oliphant; H J Harvin; W II Anderson;
Jeff McCleary; G I Bourland; G W Mayo; J
J Goodnight; R P Westbrook; G W Pursley;
R C Callaway.
We, the above, would ask that
other portions of the county ex-
press their preference.
RESOLUTION OF RESPECT.
The State of Texat,
County of Navarrro.
In the County Commissioners’
Court of Navarro county,
Texas; special March term,
March 11, 1890.
Whereas, In the providence
of Goa, onr friend and associ-
ate, Ex Dnren, was on the 10th
day of March, 1890, suddenly
remoyed from our midst by
Therefore, be it resolved by
the County Commissioners’
Court of Navarro county,Texas:
That by the death of Ex Duren
his family have lost a good and
affectionate husband and fath-
er, his community a kind neigh-
bor and sincere friend, and the
county of Navarro a patriotic
citizen as well as an honest,
efficient and faithful public
servant, who for the past eight
years as County Commissioner
of Precinct No. 1 of Navarro
county, has served said county
diligently and faithfully.
That the heartfelt and pro-
found sympathy of the remain-
ing members of this court is
respectfully tendered to the
wife and family of our departed
Mend and associate in their
Be it further resolved, that a
page of the minutes of the Com-
missioners’ Court of Navaro
county be set apart as sacred
to the memory of Ex Duren,
upon which these resolutions
shall be recorded.
That the clerk of this court
is hereby authorized and di
reeled to transmit a copy of
these resolutions to the family
of the deceased and to furnish
to the county papers a copy for
I hereby certify that the fore-
going is a true copy of the reso-
lutions of the Commissioners’
Court of Navarro county,Texas,
as appears from the records of
said court in V ol. 4, page 370,
of the minutes of said court.
Witness my hand and the
seal of said court this the 11th
day of March, A. D., 1890.
[seal] J. H. Southworth,
C C C N C
By E. B. McCarty. Dpty Clk.
The Observer learns with deep
regret that E. M. Beeman, who
lived south of the city five miles,
is no more in this world. He died
last Monday, so we learn. The
bereaved have our sympathy.
The Observer one year for $1
until April 1; after that date $1.50
The Observes adds 27 names to
its subscription list this week.
R. E, Prince, Abm. S. Underhill,
J. H. Martin, Cashier.
City National Bank,
Cash Capital, $300,000.
HANDSOME INSIDE AND OUTSIDE.
AGREEABLE ALL THE YEAR ROUND.
BUYS -:- AND SELLS -:- EXCHANGE.
Bills of Exchange Direct on Europe, Asia
and South America.
Of Credit furnished, available in all parts of
the *>ld Country.
Attorney General Hogg has
announced as a candidate for
governor.—Van Alstyne News.
Well, what of it? ‘Old Throck’
will make him ever regret he an-
nounced. Don’t you think so
We are “undid.” We have ex-
amined that last word from both
ends, and turned it “over to the
printer for information, and he
says he don’t “cuss,” therefore
we are surely puzzled and at a
loss to know what is this great
calamity threatened.-—Van Al-
“Monseur” might pass muster
in a French printing office, but it
is an awful word to hurl at the
Dutch of America.
SHORT NEWS ITEMS
About 2,000 cattle men met in
Fort Worth this week.
Ex - Congressman Taulbee is
dead. He was shot by a newspa-
per reporter some days ago.
The house passed Abbott’s bill
giving Dallas $200,000 for a fed-
The flood of the Mississippi
river is doing some damage and
much danger is threatened.
A burglar knocked in a window
in a jeweler’s store in Dallas with
a 25-pound rock, raked out at the
hole $4000 worth of jewelry and
fled. The streets were full of
people, as it was about 9 p. m.
The following is a list ol letters remain-
ing in the Corsicana postofllce for the week
ending March 11. 1890.
Parties calling'for these letters will please
say “advertised” giving the date. If not
called lor within two weeks, same will he
sent to the dead letter office.
ADOLPH ZADEK, P. M.
Allen W D Anderson -Willie
Bishop Wm Bonner T C
Brown Fred Borden J S
Bowell Lennie Booker J B
Bedford J H Belk John
Bonldn Jim Brown II G
Clark W M Clary N
Coleman VV N Corsis J S
Conchin John Cobbin Janie
Coffey I E Clary F M
Cammon Elijah Churchill Ivan
Davis Bill Daverson W F
Davis H H Ethridge I G
EamensJake Froman James
Fry Ruphe Fraley Frank
Gill William GiqsonJW
Hutchinson J H Hamilton Daniel 2
Herring J E Johnson Jot
Jackson A F Kinley A N
Leech James Montgomery Authur [
McCarty A C Neearity A D
O’Neals Charley Page W E
Rivers W E Read L G
Tatum MH Tredwell Gus
Teilotson L Thompson L
Tracis W B Wallace Jas E N
Wallace Pat White R
West George Welson Henry
Williams Buck Woolsey Chesterfield
Woods Chi Wilson Henry
Davis J D Miller Mack
Horn C L Wimberly A J
Carlton Abe Harrill T C
Jordon T E Kibby J C
One letter addressed thus:
221 N 14th street
Adkins Tmuie Allen Irene
Boyd Mary Bloom Lillie
Blanton Lula Bryan Florence
Carbbin Jania Coleman Belle
Dickson Belle Deene Dellas
Deene Sally Doss Edna
Davis Georgia Dnnn Mary
Frost Mary Garner Annie
Harris C T Jones Mary E
Jordon Maria McGee Annie
Thomas Nannie Wallace Laura
Walker Mattie Walker Renner
Winters Victoria A
White Mrs Lydia
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Miller, G. P. Corsicana Observer. (Corsicana, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, March 14, 1890, newspaper, March 14, 1890; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth875105/m1/1/: accessed February 5, 2023), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting San Jacinto Museum of History.