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   Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - March 27, 1891, Abilene, Texas                                 - ; -i j . - --  ijn % í 1  A  um á.Mrnr.rmmm  A WmUjt ^  •f IkUfM, ftjim Qnaxf, ná tikt Om^**.  tibx8, n.m ns t1a2 v  voi al  abilekilvtayme wltim^; friday march 2t x891.  ntjmbeb 5  tm». «irc^i. FMM«Bt  I, Q. LOWOOV. CMtiS«,  wm. cameron, tí».pr».  THE ABILENE NATIONAL BANK.  HTgTTtTnsnB. th  ■JBL0.  Lñrgeté BaiilU»^ InttUutio» in the AbUeme CwMry. Thú In&lüviion it in thè Jnáereit 0/ EnterpHiei Favorable to the Abile^ Country, We WoìUd Like Tour Bu*inei9.  THIOP. BiTCK. WM CAMStlOlf.  OKO. F. FHIl Í. B. ROIXliU^ J. M. X»AüOlXSSTT, J W.KKD. W. B. BR^l^TOir. J- O. I^WDÜ«.  VfABTJsiUp) Isa. NATIONALIZED 1884.  ^ Tk§ o/desi Bank in thè 4bi/ene Country.  THE iTIBST NATIONAL BANK,  \ OF ABILENE, TEXAS.  capitmi s125,000. surplus s25,000.  Tmn^tnis a GetUi^al Banking BimruM. OùlUetiona a Specialty and Promptly Remitted foi'  dORECrOK.S:  ne PlftlBS «f Western Texiui  A« early as l^tand 1853 the at-i tentiun of the gOTernment was directed toward tbe def'elopment of the southwest and the coQstrac-tion of a railroad aeross the ^^Liano  Tn iftiiA. an exi^ring party oi^ r command of Jfe'evet Captai Jnhn P^pA mad  tsarrey Jßio Grande »I.  J. 8. FABBAMÒSS. G. A. KJBKI.ASD, J. M. BADFOBD, BROOKE SMITH, OtTO W. STEFFENS. 1. S BOLUS8. E. H. SIXTENIS.  Wlthamplecipjtftl and large laeillties to handle all desirable business, we invite e^nrespondencft jakd solicit a con'^lniiance of the lir-eral patronage extended to us.  9 ....................-________________________—-  POWDER  Absolutely Pure,  This powder never varies. A ntairv 5 of purity , fetrength and wholesonjne More economical than the onHna: y kinds, and cannot be sold in conipetitlc with the maltitude of low test, sho weight alum or phosphate powder Soldonlv in cans, ROYAL BAKINf POWDER CO., 106 Wall St. New \'or  F. W JAMES. PR«l^nt Xl>. S HUGHES, V Presid«ut  B. B. KEXYON. CMhier. HE.VBY JAMES. A»»'t Caahler.  --------------- the------------------  FARMERS AND M SAC„HA NTS NATIONALE A NK,  ' OF ABILENE, TEXAS-  jFr^/essionai Cardis. Drs. ETARTS & STuiBSl  EOSSOPATBIC FB7SICUK  AND SURGEONS. »©•Diseases of Women a Specialty Office Noi-th Second Street. Dr. Evarts' residence at Jalonick pla North Side ; Dr.^tiles' over office,  DR. J. A.PIPKD  Residence: Co. Cedar and N. 7 near Baptistch^r'  Capita^  DR. m.c. bovce.  Residence: Corner Chestnut atid Seventh Sts.  DKS. BOYCE & PIPKIN  I Offer their proffessional services nnn no l the people of Abilene and vicinity in a bnuiches of the profession. Cal answered at all hours, day or night.  Offick—Up stairs in Stefien's brie Che-stnut street, near Palace Hotel.  JOHN R. ríOX|E.(íHAS. KEN'YON. ED. S. HUGHES, W. F. FLOURNOY, B. B. KENYON, F. C. DIGBY ROBERTS, und F >V. JAMES.  CotleetíoiM recáítíid o« »II accessible points, and retarna promptly ina4e as directed^ I jtirtü to the business of «  promptiy answei  CarafBi attention jriTtu to tlie business of correnponderts. Letters of inquiry cheerfally and MKTKB TOO itìUCH TBOUBI-E TO PLEASE OUH CQSTOMEBS. XBY US.  0 1  dr. d. r. fowler,  PHTSIGIAN AND SÜR6E0!,  CHESTNUT ST., ABILENE.  Obstetrics and diseases of wompn a sppcialt. OiSce in neu- brick, Chestnat street; Bf!8id<iD< j on Oak streit, eouth of court house.  SUNDAY,  march  iUUJUliUUASJliUU 5 29. 1891, g  vTrsTirftrsTTirsifTS  IS  min Mnnún%.  observe  '^IT-í®'  RELIGIOUSLY  "TA« Lord is riseci indeed." —LuAe XXIV, 34.  EASTER MOBN; LO'-'S THE ANTHEM SWELS  AND IS 80RNE ON THE WINDS AWAY. 'TIS EASTER MORN; AND EARTH PROCt^lMS THAT CHRIST IS RISEN TO-OAr,  &  b  JivG. CUHRIE  Con veyaiicer.  WILL S'l ITH,  Notarv Public.  H. M. HENDERSON.  Surveyor.  Cume, Stith & Henderson, fiENERALl&llD. LOAN AND INSURANCE AGENTS  ABILpNE, TAYLOli COL XTY, TEXAS.  JOHN A. WILLIAMS,  Attor-ney-1t-Law. Abstracter and Loan Agent-  iom si Tafior Canaiy ADstract co. Books.  Coio|»li*te ^butrat't of title to all laiids in Tajior coauty, lots in | AMi^o«*. Htiffato Uhp au<l Mt-rUel. Abstracts furnished on pftort ftolkii iiuil at r»»»«?»»!»!« rates. Money to loan at lowest rates #11 Inciter mrmn llttii» ever offered in West Texas.  «tft'fttioti ^iveu to the iuvestijiation of oki land titles.  Kdtiwi i*tit»tir work «tone in office,  Oftf*« np rntmm in 5l»verH»k Huiklinir, Pine Street. .Vbilene, Texas.  g. w. snerbino, m. d  homgkpathic physician  Chronic Diseases a Specialty.  Office at Residence south of Metho diet Cliurcli, Abilene,'J'exas.  Dr. W. W. WALLACE  1'HYS1CI.\N «"«1 SURGEON  ABILENE. TEX Ah. Calls attended either day or nitjhi. Office over Marrid' Drugstore. Re dence in property formerly owned by Maier.  D  DR. r. N. BROWN, E T I S T  ABIi.ENE,  TEX A  DR. I. ffl. ANDERSON  15.  H  Piiic Street. Abilene, Texa  FAi  T -t r  •1  WORK  for  ÍI li C< I o i \ ^ y i i i I '--> '  Band sawing, rippiu  hraekets  turned eohtmns.  i>. t. lu.kdijof.. k. k lkgkt  BLEDSOE & LECETT;  Attorneys - at - Lav\  PINE sr., ABILKNE. " Will practice in ail the courts andgl close attention to all business intrust to their care.  - Cypress tanks, buiìt to order.  ?  Shop on Souiit Vir^t St.,  Abilene, Texas.  TOn'EN BROS.. Props.  0». 0. 8. rOWLES,  C.A.K1RKLAND,  ATTOR N E Y-AT-L A W,  onice over Fárst National Bank, ABIT.ENE. TEXAS.  S A Y L E S & S A Y L E  L A W Y E R S  Abilene,.......Texas  Ofiice. corner of .\orth 2nd and Pine S s  dealer ix  Bry 0h>od8 and Drugs!  cfiestrinr strebt, abhiene.  IM A FDU. STOCKS DST 600DS,  T. W. DAUCHERTY,  Atioruey and Coiuisellor-at'La  ABILENE - - - - - TEXAS,  Office over Lapowski's store, attention to Collections."  theJSfid Kirfr to neaUiiflJSnd  Tbis expeditiou^as gotten u at considerable coM and supplie with all the uec£88#y department for observations rit geology, bot ny and astronoiiiy. The r^ix^r from this expedition when madet Jefferson Davis, who was the Secretary of War^ showed th^t what was heretofore considered as a^aeseHltnTBarreu region, was a  . "r..........II ................¡Ml...................  coan^j^XthMKigj^ natnraT advan-  taisifQOsti^  soil and  ~Tlie analysis of soil taken from a bend in Elm creek, north of where Abilene now stands, shows the following proportions: Silica 92.32; alumina and oxide of iron, 5.07; manganese, 1; lime, 2; magne sia, 1; organic matter 2.07; sulphur ic acid, 2; chlorine, alkalinity, nothing; color of soil, light reddish, loamy clay and fine sand; water in air-dried soil, 3.38.  From the cross timbers to the foot of the staked plain the character of the country is about the same. The soil varies from light 81 red to dark chocolate loam. The presence ofalkali, which is so prevalent west of the plains, is almost entirely absent.  The physical features of the country' after crossing the Brazos are rugged in the extreme, and while there are fine valleys of farming land, still the amount of biokeu land is great and the traveler is disappointed in the looks of the country. The ascent is grad-! u^l and when the cross timbers are reached the elevation is about ,1700 feet above se:^ '..vel.  ' From this the character of the country changes and a new world is seemingly opened up. The trav-■ eler is pleased to find no longer ;the rugged mountains, but vast i plains stretching out before him, while in the distance strange look ing ranges of mountains with flat tops, looking very much like high railroad embankiueuts. in many places these mountains are but ihe iends of other plateaus that extend I westward.  i The amount of arable land on I these plains, until the foot of the' I Llanos is reached, is very great, but a very small percentage being: too broken to cultivate and even ; that can be used for grazing pur- i pears during the dry season, there ' a few years the order of things poses. The niesquite, a tree of is always suflBcient to be found in I have changed. Thriving towns the acacia species, covers a large ! natural tanks and ravines for have sprung up all along the line portion of the country. This wood j stock. But it is below the surface of the railroad and even at some is of great value to the settler fori where the greatest supply of wa- distance from the road, while the  stonewall Jaekson's death  HiniorianH always stop to describe the dying of Wolfe and Montcalm, the two opposing commanders in the battle of Quebec. Bat their death were simply heroic compared with the christian death of Stonewall Jackson.  About 1:30 on the day of his death he was told that he had about two hours to live, and he answered feebly yet firmly, "Yery good, it is all right."  a few moments before he died he cried oat in his delirium : 'Order a. p. Hill to prepare for action. Pass the infantry to the front rap-i idly. Tell Maj. Hawks''—:heu stopped leaving the sentence unfinished.  Presently a smile of ineffable sweetuess spread itself over his pale fiice and then he said quietly i and with an expression of relief: I "Let us cross over the river and  I rest in the shade of the trees."  !  And then, without pain or the least struggle, his spirit passed. —Philadelphia Press,  THE C0.1II2fG OF HIS FEET.  In the crimson of the morning, in the whiteness of the noon.  In the amber glory of the day's retreat, In the midnight, robed in darkness, or the gleaming of the moon, i listen to the coming of His feet.  i heard His weary footsteps on the shores of Galilee, On the temple's marble pavement, on the street, Worn with weight of sorrow, faltering up the slopes of Calvary, The sorrow of the coming ofJ[ií8 teet.  Down the minster aisles of splendor, from betwixt the cherubim.  Through the wondering throng, with motion strong and fleet, Sonnds his victor tread, approaching with a music far and. dim— The music of the coming of His feet.  Sandaled not with sheen of Mlver, girded not with woven gold,  Weighted not with shimmering gems and odors sweet. But white-winged and shod with glory in the Tabor light of old — The glory of the coming of His feet.  He is coming, oh, my spirit, with His everlasting peace.  With Flis blessedness immortal and complete, He is coming, oh, my spirit, and His coming brings release, i listen for the coming of His feet. _  Oldest tree on Earth.  The oldest tree on eartb. at least as anyone kuo'>rs, is the j ''Boo" tree in the sacred city of Amarapoora, Burmah. It was I planted, the record says, in -he ; year 288 B. C., and is, therefore j nearly 2,200 years old. Its great läge is proved according to bi^tor-I ic documents, says Sir James Emerson, who adds: "To it kings I have dedicated tbeir (iominioL.-i in I testimonv of a belief that it s i branch of the identical fig tre-i under which Buddha reclined at Urumelva when he nnderwen: his apotheosis." Its leaves are carried away by pilgrims as relics but las it is too sacred to touch with a I knife these leaves can only be j gathered after they have failei;.  fencing and for fuel. The surface ter is to be found. Wells sunk or : whole country is being rapidly set of these plains is gently undulat-! bored at from 25 to 100 feet in i tied up and made into farms. ''The ing and the scenery sometimes j depth seldlom fail to furniss a good ! man with the hoe'' reigns supreme, monotonous on account of one supply of water. In some instan- The large herds of long horn cat-  ces, as has beeu proven by the . tie have given place to-the raising Merkel water supply, the water: of fine stock, and the cultivation rises nearly to the top of the wells,; of fruits, grain and cotton, showing an artesian tendency, Taking the past ten years as a phere causes objects to look near-1 which if properly bored for, would criterion it does not require a very er than they really are, and daring give a large flow of water. wise prophet to foresee a splendid  the summer and fall beautiful mi- Traces of minerals of different! future for all of these western rages will appear, soon to disap-Ujutig have been found in the ; P^^^iDS- Nature has done much for pear and come again in some oth«r | mountains and there is no doubt it and it remains for man to do bis place or in some fantastic sfiape. ! but as the country is settled up j P^^^t, then the waste places will  ; place looking very much like an-i other, but it still has a strange I beauty not found in many countries. The rarity of the atmos-  WM. H. LOCKETT, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR At LAVA  ABILENE, TEXAS  Office over Floiurnoy Building, Che«taut St.  - , . '.  - V  ■ \  >  Airà ìb Coiiiectioii ^ñlmwitii a  Complete Liae of Drags and Medicine.  thb pllsyc nifll^ to Cilili.  Jtmirmn^mMU^eaf Smiimfueii^n Gvmrmmern^,  ■■ ■ ... ■fl''^ ■  J. M WAOSTAFF, •  ATTORNEY AT LAW Abilene, Texas.^  Will practice in the disiHdt an<j county court«, and give close attentfoo to all business entrasted to his ear« Office over First National Banic.  Erastus Graham,  attornf.yat-law.  W^fll give special attention tooofl<rey ancing. pafsing^ on titles to real ^nàite OmeeSour "  Occasionally we find long i the investigation for mineral will strctches of prairie without a sin- be more thorough.  gle tree, covered with luxuriant  a few miles west of Merkel the  grass and beautiful flowers, look- large gypsum field begins and ex-ing like a vast meadow. The line! tends to the foot of the staked of trees along the edges wilKbe so | pUiins with but few breaks in the straight and regular that the im-1 strata. It again appears in the  blossom as the rose and peace and plenty shall reign throughout this goodly land^  ae.  South Fiwt Street, Abilene  T. A, Hiümir,  J0^Ódlce OTer Lapowski'« store AbUeae, l^exMi.  pression is conveyed that it was done by the hand of man. But the agency that cleared these places has no doubt been fi^re, as has been proven by stumps found that have been burnt off close below the surface of the soiL The prairies near Merkel, Yist» and Westbrook all bear evidence of halving been cleared by fire.  As the foot of the staked plain is Beared the growth of trees be-comes more scrubby, while the plain itself is one vast treeless re-fflon. The elevation of the staked plain is 4400 fc«t above sea level. These plains are idraioed by the tribotarles of the Colorado and Brazos rivers.  While the water in maa^ of the mvines and wvler eoarm ¿aa^  Pecos counnry in cousiderable quantities. Some places it is of dazzling whiteness where it breaks out along streams, and in some places it is translucent and was used by the Mexicans years ago iu place of glass. The time will come when all this vast deposit will be worked and made to pay.  The salt region of the Colorado IS being developed and the southwestern market will soon all be sapplied with West Texas salt The coa) found in the mountains west of the Brazos is of a fair qaaltty and seems to be improvin^g as the mines are more extensively worked.  l^e openliig tip of tbis vast re-l^oa bf the Texas & Pscifie rail-foad bat worked wondcra, snd i  j. l. vAUGHAN, Merkel, Texas.  Taxes and Exemption».  The rate of taxation for the tate is 15 cents on one hundred lollars worth of property^ not exempt from taxation. The follow-ng are the exemptionej:  Farcu products in the bauds of he producer and family supplies for home and farm use.  Household and kitchen furni-uré to the value of $250, including a sewing machine.  All annual pensions granted )by he state. All publie^property.  Lands used exclusive for gra^^e yards.  Buildings and lands attached  .hereto {belonging to charitable or  idacational institaiions, and used  xclosively for charitable and eda-tioual porposes.  In unión thera is strength.  iJn u-  I Kllgore on Election of Seii-I tors.  I Austin, Tex., March 11.—Con-I gressman Kilgore reachnd Anstin to-day and immediately pli-;eed himself iu pleasant relationBhip with those who will redistriel the state. He had a good talk ^iih the czar of the bouse, who appoints the commitiees on apoor-tionroent, and wiiiie thus engaged in the speaker's stand after adjournment a ielegraiii was reoe:vo(i and read announcing the elec'iou of Gen. Palmer as senator iroiu Illinois. A number of mem and spectaior.s present rose up and cheered. Mr. Kilgore was called upon and said he was nere by pure acciiient and nrocceded to tell how irlad he was and ¡ow m.ach better it is that riiited States senators slsould be elected Dy the legislatures than by the people. The danger was that if he republicans again get iu | ow er they will pass such an eiec'.ion aw as will enable thern to L'ontrol all elections by the people \nd seat senators whether electee; or not. But this they ca.nnot <1 o if he legislatures elect.  p«oplewho are not familiar with the prices of eggs from thoroughbred poultry will be surprised to learn that some one gets $2 per setting for eggs, and when told that other breeders get as high as $5, they are astonished and deem such prices little less than robbery. Bui to the regular reader of a poultry paper who has become familiar with these prices j and the reason therefor, wonder j has ceased and the prices look, as j they really are, not at all unrea-! sonable.—San Antonio Stockman.  •'Torn that wrapping paper '.he other side out,'' said a lady íd ü dry goods store this morning as the clerk was putting up her par-chase in a printed wrapping paper. "i don't wan't to be a walking ..advertisement for your store. i read the papers as all intelligent people ought to do, and think that in them is the place to advertise your business. Instead of asking your customers to carry your sign around with each purchase of goods, go and tell the people through the papers what you have to sell and bow you sell it," The lady was right.-Sbermau Register.  ——---m" 9 m---  Any man will bear watching who causelessly slurs another.  By industry we thrive.  'r   

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