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   Abilene Taylor County News (Newspaper) - June 19, 1885, Abilene, Texas                                    r". • ■ ' ■ T,, -u---    ---- , , -5-^--,---^--irr- ; -Í-^----  jft &0 Steefc'-ftiaivg; Api«iiitBnl, mè otbtr hittrasti of Taylor Ooasiy, Ttzaft.          yqiaMEi.    ABIÎKN1, TAYLQB COUKTY, TEXA^ FRIDAY, JUKE Î9, 1885.  ...............M-, , . ■ ..................... ■ ---- -----———-------- - '    miMlSER 14.     maULS ST ATE iTEm.  smcBtprm tuns.  thre^ moetfas, 50 cent«. tOpy 066 Jresz,  MonnTims bâtes.  Ri^^alar advertléeinentà, 80 e^i^per lacb i^aoQtk, oélttam measnreineat.  IhrwisieQi advertlseme&ts, $1 per inch p«-iBontlu  L^aI adi^isementii, $1 per jlii«h.  Lo^ boBiness notice», 10 cents per IfBe the first week, abd & cents per line for each additional week.  Pro&i8i(»al cards, on first page, §8 per year.  Half pa^ and page advertisement« will bave special terms given on application.  I*rofessÍ4kntU Cards.  i *  M. tKBSLL, X. D. /NO. BODMAJÎ, 31. D.  RODIIIAi^ & I8BELL, Physicians ä surgeons.  Office in Rear of Cartfer's Dm^rstore. ABl LENK ,.....TEXAS.  DBS. CAfifil\GTO.\ & FIELD  opee over Cameron's Bank. ABILENE, : :  TEXAS.  D. G. CHALMERS,  ATTORl^EY - AT - I^A W  -AND-  LAND AGENT.  {Office, Spmjnla ^ Legett Building,)  Abilen«, : ^ : t Texas.  DB'S. A. I & I BRO\V.\,  DENTISTS,  USE NiTROinS OXIDE GAs.  Offloe over Wheeler's drugstore, on North Second St., Abilene, Texas. Teeth tilled with care. Artificial teeth made to order, and a fit guaranteed.  THIS OLD COTTAÔI CLOCK.  Oh t the old, otd clock of thf> b*iiBehold stc^  Was the brt^testthine and the neatest ItB hands, though old, had a touch flfgof^.  And Ufl ôiilniB ran^r atUl the BW'eetest. 'Twasa «onitor, too, tlioogh its wopdi were few.  Yet they Uv»d thnnph naoiona altered: " And Ite voice, etlM strong, wam<id o»^ and • y&nag.  When the voice of friendship iàlt«rea ; ;r "îick, tick," it said, "quick, quick to ted— For nine I've riven waminj  given waminjf; Up, HP and go, or else you know You'll never riae soon in ihe njomlng.  A frlendfy voice was that old, clock. As it gtood in th« conn'r smiling', v  And bJeiifieii tba time, wit)) a lacrry chirnqj-Thf wintry houhibejf nil in i5;  Bm a liTDss old vQico whb tbat tiresoiiiC cJiiek, As It called at daybreak boldly, ;  When the dawn l<>oked (^ray on the Biiaty way, And the ear!y air blfwcoidiy;  "Tick, tick." It »aid, "quick, quk-k oat pf bed— J'or five I've pivon warning;  You'll never hav» huiilth, you'll never hare wealth, J  Unloso you're up soon |n thi.' morning, r  Still hourly the sound goea round an 1 rou«d With atone that ceaiiCR never;  While toaru are shed for th« bnght days fifed, And the old friend* lost forever ;  Iti heart beata on, thonffh heana are goai^' That wanner beat and younger; ;  Ita hands still move, though tirn«!« we loi« Are claiipt'd on uarth no longer! ^  "Tick, Uck," it said, "to the church-ya^dfled— The gravf hath given warning—  Up, and ri«e, and look to th« skiea. And prepare for a Heavenly morning,  —Ciirisiiau lnielii>ii^rer.  Be Easy Utitb Sheepmen.  Iforthweet l^as Wool Grower.  Owing to thè low price of wool last spring, th« past hard winter on sheep, and the present low prices of wool, a gr^t many of our sheepmen find thenìBelves in straightened circumstanèes and in mortal fear of being driven to the wall. Oar merchants and money lenders should be as lènient as possible in their demands for claims, from the fact the sheep industry is a source from which we derive a large amount of trade and it should be  Farm UTotea«  Who can tell the readers of the Ns^^r^any^Qg about the web or col^-aa worm tbat is damaging tiie cotton and other crops so seriously ?  The castor bean crop sbotild be tried here. It would undoubtedly succeed well and pay. It grows well enough here, and a great advantage in its fovor is the feet that we have dry weather at the time the beans «re ripening.  Broomcorn is one of the best  paving crops that can be raised in encouraged b^ every efifort possi-1 countrv. Of conrse it takes ble, and we should not disconrage j ^^^^ knowledge of how to deal those engagedinit by forcing tluir | - j. ^ ^lakc it profitable, but it property to sale uuder the sheriiT's worthy a trial.  Content Xews Itemn.  nENTISTRY.  pr. T. L. TAYLOR.  [Offitemer WiUy's ^''arehouse.)  Teetli Extracted Without Pain, WITHOUT DANCER!  GEO. H. HIGGINS, M.D.  {liejsidence. North Pine Street.) ox-^ES ag'ECXx.i^ -a.xTEisrrzoiT  DISEiaiS OP THÍ CHÍ8T, THBOAT AKD SKIH, M. A FlMW>íTS, K.K.LEGETT.  SPOONTS & LEtiETT,  Attorneys-at-Laxr, OiFice on Oak St. ABILENE, : : TEXAS.  S. P. HARDWICKE,  ATTORNEY AT LAW  {Office in the cvurl-house.] ABILENP:, — — TKX.\.S.  A T PATTUN. E. E. IIARTSOOK.  lIAliTSOOK k PATTOX,  Ait o rneys- a t-La ic,  ABILENE, :: :: TEXAS. {Onceover Catnrron^s Bank.)  CUAS, I, KVAXS, attorney-at-law  {Ofiir^ over Cameron'^ Btink,)  Content, Texas, June lathjl885. Wheat in this.section is t^druing out much better than wan thought a week or ten days ago. Thè average will be about 25 bushepa per acre, and oats about 50 bushels per acre, and sorghum and, millet in proportion. Corn lookis tSne and will make a good yield  Eunnels and Taylor counties are entitled to be classed as the banner agricultural counties of iforth-west Texas. The soil cannot be surpaf^sed for fertility and ibirabil-ity. My observation has been^liat the longer the soil is cultivated the more productive it b^icomes. W« have the advantage in ^is part of the county of good soil, - plenty of wood and an abundance^of water. We have mountain ^chains, coves and valleys, causing^ diversity !of both soil and scenei^^, The vallp3 rt and coves produce a groat variety of crops. The mountains are well covered with timber, and it extends in many places'"quite distance out imo the valleys.  I have no doubt but tbiit if we  sf  had a railroad from here tp Austin we could secure the coiitract to  hammer. Th^ person who shows a diepoRition to unduly oppress a debtor, and cspeciany- a debtor who has heretofore been honest and square in his dealings, should' be branded, aftd in thafuture these things brought to his memory, by those who have turned their trade from him. Ifi other words he should severely let alone in the future.  -iw > -  Rail Movements.  Ilrownwood Democrat.  The advance corps of laborers on the line oftho O. C. & S. F., railroad reached the city lastSatur-day, and immediate work will be inaugurated, ¿nd the enterprise j)U8heil forward to an early completion. Tlie^cjank of the rails will be beard within our corporation lines before another frost nips the autumn leaves. The future mo\ie-ments of the road on from Brown-wood, no prophet, no son of a prophet, can determine. Prognos-ticators, professedly posted in the workings of the line, point to its  Sorghum, when cut for feed, should be stackcd or bouaed as soon M it is thoroughly cured. It is much better for stock than that left exposed to the weather.  Those eng:aged in raising hogs cannot find a much more profitable crop for feed than the Artichoke.  There are a thousand things to raise for feed and sale, and a thousand ways of making money of which people take no notice whatever. Farmers should study their business as closely as any other class of men.  Two crops of Irish potatoes or turnips can easily be raised the same year on the-same laud.  When men come hero with a view of farming they ehoulJ bo encouraged and pains taken to show them what succeeds best here, and how to raise it to the best advantage. Many a farmer has done worse by going further, simply because every one seemed disposed to discourage him.  Will some one tell us whether  final exteniTion to Santa Fe with . buck-wheat lias ever been tried  branches from Brownwood to San Angelo and Cleburne. What these prognostications are worth will be settled in a brief period, and for the present Brownwood is content to rest on her oars with the satisfaction that her goal is reach<^d, and  here, and if so, with what degree of successt  Will some one tell us if alfalfa will succeed here ? It makes an excellent pasture for shoep.  Will each reader of the News send an occasional copy to his farmer friciidsr.broad. and write them  that tlie futiirpwill develop move  ^ hndits fraurfit With grand results "T^V". '.'' , , ^  ^ , about this country ? It they have  to her progress as a city, and the . ^^  ^ ^ , . ' . . anv notions of trving a new coun-  iiiicrtet.s of the glowing region of; ' t + < ti,,..  ^ . . ! try, i)ersua(ie them to try this.  Texia Cro|^ R«p«rt«.  Bound Boeiu—Tbe oatiook for crops of all kinds is excefleDt.  Busk.—On account of wet wea^ ther crops are getting in tiie weeds.  Deaison.—The web worms are damaging ail kinds of eropa.  Cook county.—Wheat and com fine; other crops good.  Strawn. — Wheat around here will make at least thirty bushels to the acre.  Eoanoke.—Heavy rains delayed wheat-cutting some ; crops good; fruit fine.  Dallas.—Outlook for crops more favorable than it was a few days ago.  Wpatherford.—The heavy rains have ceased and crops are doing well.  Busk.—Too much rain has caused the grass to get the start of the crops.  Denton.—The web worms are very bad and cotton is nearly ruined.  Paris.—Ilavo had good rains lately. Cotton is small and damaged by insects.  Bockwall county.—Corn is turning yellow, ajid its growth is considerably checked.  Bonham.—Cotton and other crops are injured to some ejctent by the web worms.  Runnels county.~rrave had plenty of rain and crops look well. The wheat crop is splendid.  Coleman county.—Better crops than for years past. Wheat bar. vest about over,  Shackelford co.—More wheat and better wheat than ever before. Othhr crops look well.  Ilaskell county.—Crops on well cultivated lands are good, and on new lands fair.  Comanche county.—The overflows did great damage to crops  maULS ST ATE iTEm.  which she is a  magnetic  center.  8uj)p1y the stone for thel capitol building. We have inex^ustible  ' The spirit animating the i)rogro8H of the G. C. & S. F., t^honld enlist the heartiest co-operation ofall our  The prospect is still good.  The whes^t crop in northwest Texas this year will be greater than ever produced before.  Hempstead.—Outlook for most crops good. The overflow of the streams damaged lowlands.  Limestone co.—The crops on the uplands are good : in the bottoms tliey are injured and weedy.  Bo-'f'ie.—The web worm.«? have ruined cotton, and it is being plowed ap and otlier crops plantsd.  Corsicana.—Wheat harvest is in full blast, and the average yield will be fully 20 bushels per acre.  Martin ro.—Wheat is cut and Thoy will not be likely to do better, i will vielTl 20 to 30 bushels per acre.  Crleued Ttom ems Kn^taageB.  Hesia reports her eelored folks all aglow on prohibition.  l^e scholastic popnlaUon of BaSas is 5000.  Pecos has beaten Toyah for tiie seat.  Barrold has Uionsands of cattle to^iip.  Aostin says her "Greys" will &11 into lint at Lampasas.  Kennedale is a new town on the Waxahachie tap.  Laredo wiU build tlie Laredo & Eagle Pass railroad.  The San Antonio & Aransas P^ss  railway is on the move.  Koanoko says her, new mill works are progressing finely.  The Texas State Teachers' association meets at WtMWi,^June 30.  Dallas will spend 8200,OOG this year for street paving and sew-erage. ;  The Galveston Xetcs is having a $25,000 press made for its offlee in Dallas.  Paris, Lamar county, shipped $8,000 worth of peaches north last week.  Texas cattlemen claim that they are swindled in weights by St, Louis purchasers.  Lampasas expects to win glorv on the tented field," during her encampment.  Lancaster wants a railroad to connect with the Houston and Texas Central road.  supplies of excellent buildfeg stone citizens, both of city and county.  in our neiirhborhood.  The Santa Fé is the first to march  Land ranges from ?i2.00 to $3.50! ^-ith the step b'f iron progress  per acre for unimproved lands and i across the mountains, and through  rin^ Street,  Ab ¡irne, Trxa.t,  il. A.- PORTER,  Attorney-ai-Law,  ABILEXE, - - - TiiX.AS AV11! 5»ni<'tice in the Di.'strict Coiirt.-i «if Taylor and adjoining i oiintieK: {Ojfiee iii the Cvnihuuse.)  J. E. iXKJKRElX. Ji.A TILI.KTT.  Cockrell & Tillett,  A ttM*n eyn-nt-J^ a ?r.  Qffic« up stairs, Wristen Building. ' Pine Street,, : : Abilene Tesas.  " TBOIAS lAfflES FINNIE,  ATTOREY-AT-LAW,  Kotary Public and Cunteyanccr.  WiU nractice in district court», and court of jsfppeaiii at Austin. Will also buy and sell huid and live «luxjk oa commission.  $8.00 to $12.00 per acre,- for improved lands.  Conte'Ut is in the northeast part of the county, and it is about 25 miles to Runnels, our coi^nty seat, 25 miles from Coleman, 40 miles from Baird, and ab^ut 50 miles^from Abilene, your' thriving and citv-like county seat^.  The peanut, or gaober. succeeds well here, especially in the moderately sandy soil. It will pay to raise them more extensively.  Every farni should have ample l)rovi8ions made for shade. Set  the fertile valleys of our count;s, ¡out plenty of shade trees, both  and is grandly eutitled to grand results for her enterprise.  -' » ^-  The .]¥ew Gaming Law.  The following is the text of the new gaming law passed b}- the last legislature:  Abilene is our railroad trading "If any person shall keep or ex-point and we are glad of it, for ¿j^it, for the purpose of gaming,  when we visit vour citf: on busi-1 • . „ k , «„r^  , ' •'i. 1 ' any gaming t'lble or pank of any  -^-riptio» or should ho ¡luntoO »mo»« water.  jjlejisant, agreeable aud'ivcComnio-?any pigo.on-hole table, or Jenny  around the buildings and on your farm. Have shade for both man and beast.  To insure a successful corn crop, It should be planted very early. Select the earliest varieties. If these things are don© and the crop is well cultivated, corn will do as well here as anywhere else.  MuHkiaclons and  Corn is line and vegetables plenty.  Kaufm;^n co.—Harvest about over. Grain crops are good. Plenty of ram has fallen and all crops look well.  Aurora.—Harvesting is in full blast. Wheat is excellent All crops are good. Peaches are ri-peiiing.  Clarksville.—Crops on the uplands are splendid, while those in the bottoms are damaged by wet weather.  Jones County.—Wheat is unusually fine. All crops look well, though weeds are tioubling some farmers.  Lampasas county.—Wet weather has caused ruMt in wheat, and it canteUn.es ! s]ii;htly injur®d Other crops are ' ' ood.  The receipts of wool at Waco during the seiison aggregate 900,-000 pounds.  The depot at the new town of Harrold on the Fort Worth and Denver railroad is completed.  A party is being organized in San Antonio to go to the Santa Bosa mines in Mexico,  The order of Knights of Labor have 300 members at Palestine,and are in a flourishing condition.  During the month of May the Houston postoflBce delivered 131,. 826 letters and collected $184^18.  The colored population of Hons, ton, are making great preparations for celebrating Emancipation day.  Col Huntington promises to build extensive railroad shops at Houston as soon as times are better.  A cotton see^d oil mill with a capacity of 25 tons of seed per day has just been completed at Fort Worth.  Large quantities of early fruit, consisting of peaches and eariy plmns, are being shipped from Palestine.  A number of Mexican troops revolted at Laredo last Saturday and escaped across the Bio Grande into Texas.  According to the Fort Worth Qazette, fifty thousand people will witness the confederate re-union in that city.  The next annual meeting of the Texas State Grange will be held at Waxahachie, commencing on the 12th of August.  The recent grand jury of Kaufman county were in session t&u  Jîrown county.—The wheat crop ; days, and found 89 indictments,  is not damaged as extensively as ; about 50 of which were for misde-  melon vines and as much shade  ^ dating, that we all delimit to do Lind table, or nine or ten pin alley ! secured as posf-ible to prevent the i fenred Tome time ago, and the ; meanora.  business with them.^ , ' ^ considered as gaming if hot sun from scalding them be- yield will bf^ good. Troops at San Antonio and Ft.  Clark have been ordered to im-  Our next term of public school i  gamin^  will still be conducted by ivof. ^^  Morris, an efficient teacher from ' tl^^i^íT ^ alue, is bet thereon, or  L. SEA BKOOK,  ATTOILN EY-AT-LA W,  Georgia. The school ^111 number over one hundred pu|>ils. Prof. Morris is not only a good teacher but a very pleasant gehtleman as well. .  shall be in any manner interested in keeping or exhibiting any such table, or bank, or nine or ten pin alley, at anyfdace, he shall be pun-  We had an election ia this conn- ished by fine ofnot less than twenty on the Cth inst., on the prohibi- i ty-five nor more than one hundred tlon question, and carried the elec-: dollars, and imprisoned in the tion in favor of prohibition by a ; county jail for not less than ten majority of twelve v<ít¿e8. i nor more than ninety days."  We desire to sav before conclu-  -Will practicje In thé County, Die» an4 other ^orts of the State.  ding that our coiuitry is exceedingly healthful, and desirable on that acdbunt for a permanent home.  Bumors are afloat Uere that the management of the C. & S. F.,  railroad have determined on going from Brownwood to San Angelo and Colorado. We hope these rumors may be without foundation,  J nr RI<"ïi R V r^O ' ^^r -Vbüene deserveii to get that  • A. Ol^jn/XVi ili^l^l^. roail. tiof. nnlv ofhf>r f»n-  The Prohibition Question.  I^ohibition in the City of Tope-ka, Kan., has had some curious results. In eight weeks it shot up 27 saloons, and the Prohibitionists went into statistics to prove that they had stopped the sale of lU,0i>0 pints of liquor. Later returns from- unbiased observers  —GEííEBAL-  fore they rijien.  Kye, when sowed early, makes exoellent pasturage during the early spring months. It will pay to sow it for that purpose alone.  Does any of our rcader^s know of any white rye in this county ? One of our farmer friends wants to buy some to sow next fall.  The Tejraa Farmtrnd Ranch says that planting on the farm is not necessarily over. Millet, sugar cane and field peas may now be sown with profit, and, should the season remain fevorable, the growth ofall 'will be more satiefiictory than early in the spring. All of tliem de-light^in a warm soil The sugar cane and millet may be sown on soil from which there have been early reapings of small grain. Sow thesorghnm seed broadcast, and  road, not only becattfee of her en-' show, however, that thirty-one li-terprise at home, bat because of cca^ed drug stores have taken the I^nd SUnd -liTC-SiOCk ' ^^^ liberality abroai^n every thing place of the twenty-seven saloons, .  AS'fnf^ tends towardi: the fi^drance-j and 11,800 pints of whiskey have, be sown in the corn-field just ia  aW air**nt.s'^?T * p r r Land<' of our wholc c^intry, j there bieen sold in place of the for- advance of the work necessary* to  andl.»t^ir Ti^i-jrU' ^nf, .vKi.iV-. ' ' ; D. W. H. iutr Ib.ooo. ,-lav uie corn.  Keller.—The web worms are de-stroyingcottou in the timber district, and the prospect is not very encouraging.  McLennan county,—The ^eb worms are raining the cotton. Wheat ¡8 slightly damaged by too ranch rain. Other crops are good.  Hays cqunty.—Harvest is about ^ over. Wheat and oats are both good. Wheat will average 20 busheJs per acre. Other crops are slight^ damaged by too much rain.  Waco. — Webb worms have made their appearance and are doing much- mischief. Between the worms and the floods the crops are >badly damaged.  ChappeH HiU.—The excessit^e rains have materially injured the crops, both corn and cotton, on all low lands. Cotton looks red and com sickly. Many fields are  provender for cattle. Peas may  the crop will make the be^t of ^ "^Lj^ft;  Hie nver farms were under water  for several days.  I-My peaches have been in mair-kei two W|ut.k.K in Trxas  mediately • get ready and go to Deiuing, New Mexico, and join in pursuit of the marauc^ng Indians.  The commencement exercises of the Agricultural and Mechanical college at Bryan closed ITiursday, Governor Ireland was in attendance. There were eleven graduates.  A famine is reported in Jackson county \au Several hundred fam-liesare on the verge of starvatioa; and will starve unless they get help from the outside world to sustain them ontil a crop can l^ made.  A little three-year-old son of Mr. Sanford, who lives eight miles northwest of Sweetwater, on Tuesday evening wiuodered away ft^m home and hi^ not been heard of since. Hundreds of people are s^urching the eonntrv aroond Mr. Sa&ford^s home for tie httle wan* derer, but op to date, their s^u*ch has been in viiia.Sfce^tfrater Wnn( Ornirrr.   

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