Abilene Daily Reporter (Newspaper) - April 17, 1891, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENIE, TAYLOR OOTJOTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1891.
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J. 6. LOWE>ON, Oi^er.
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THE ABILENE NATIONAL BANK,
L*r§ett Banking IiuiUutioH in the Ahilene Country. Tk» Institution is Mannped «• tks Interest of Enterprises Favorable to the Ahi-lene Country. We Would Like Your muiness.
TUSOD. HETCK. WM. CAMSIU>]¥, «B0. P. FHIUIH, ». B. «OmKSf
M. PAUOHXSTY. J W. MD. j. W. B. BEA^KLfOB, J. a. LOWI>OX.
CAPITAL AND SIWS, $200,000
•uftTABUSHCD NATIOKAUZBD 18S4.
Tks oldest Bank in the Abihns Country.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
OF ABILENE, TEXAS.
CAf»ITAL,^25,000. SUHPLUS 825,000.
Oeneial Bofiking Btisimst. Collections a Specialty atid Pi-mnptly Remitted for
G. A. KIRKLAXD, J. M. RADFOKD,
BROOKE SMITH, E. H. aiNTKNIS.
T. S ROLLINS,
Witìi ftmpi* capitai and larga facilities to handle all desirable buBiness, we invite c«m«poDMnc« an¿ »oiieit a continuance of the lit)eral patronage extended to us.
r. vr JAMES, rn^úttt
MD. 8 HUQHES, V í^eaideot
B. B. KENYON. Cashier. HESRY JAMia, Asa't Cfcshler.
farm ers and mercííants najjonal bank,
OF ABILENE, TEXAS.
Capital.. - $6o,000.00.
The Great Abilene Country«
Abilene, Tex., April 10. Editor Taylor County News:—In complying with your reqaest to write au article for the INews on libe past, present and fatare of this, "The Great Abilene Country," will say first of all: That I have lived in Texas nearly 32 years—15 ! years in Ellis county, 5 years in I McLennan county, 1 year in Kob-j ertson county, and 11 years in Tay lor county. Have also traveled over most of the state, so that my I opportunities for knowing the dif-I ferent sections of Texas, and mak-1 ing a fair comparison between
A cream of tartar baking p^^der. h^«®^ admitted by all fair
Highest of all in leavening strength.-j »»»ded, unprejudiced persons. Latest U. S. Government Food Report. I Any comparisons that may be
made, however, will refer <«peeial-ly to three of the counties named —Ellis, McLennan and Taylor—
»W. ETARTS dr STELES,^ I thLe^^'connt^s'ls
intimate and thorough than
I^-Diseases of Women a Specialty"^ it 18 of otlier sections of the State.
^ O^^ North Serond Street. Am a great admirer of Cleveland,
Dr. Evarts'residence at j alonick place j . . ,
North Side; Dr. Stiles' over office, pnncip^ly on account of liis ceie-
brate#-lelegram to his friends in
Buffalo, «To tell the truth." That
'"^sfefSa^e^ning Mr. J. B. Hopkins of Henrietta canie down on business. Being aslced br a Gazette reporter aslo the statui
DR. M. C. BOYCE.
Residence: Corner Chutniit and Seventh Sts.
DR. J. A. PIPKIN.
shall, therefore, be the thought
DRS BOYCE & PIPKIN | constantly before me in writing i best county exhibit at the Dallas i bales, and being the largest of any
OfTer their proffesslonal services to I this article. j Fair in 1889 over the entire state, i county ia the state. If cotton en-
the people of Aoilene and vicinity in all |
john r. H0X1E,€HAS. KENYON, ED. S. HUGHES, W. F. FLOURNOV, b. b. kenyon, F. C. DÍGBY ROBERTS, and F.W. JAMES.
CoUeeüoas received on ktl accestibli« poiute, and returns promptly ma4e rafal ftttentio» ríTefl to the bueinesB of c« pnmftlj ant we
J_____, ______ as directed.
Letters of inquiry cheerfully and
Car«fal attentioa «TeO to the bueiness of correspondent* irerea.
NEVER TOO MUCH TROUBLE TO PLEASE OUE CUSTOMERS. TRY US.
J. G. C URRIE
H. M. HENDERSON. Surveyor.
the branches of the profession. Calls answered at all hours, day or night.
Offi'^e—Up stairs in Hteflen's brick, Chestnut street, near Palace Hotel.
DR. D. R. FOWLER,
PHTSICIAN AND SDB6E0N,
CHESTNUT ST., ABILENE.
Obstetrics and diseases of women a specialty Oifice in new brick, Chestnut street; Kesidence OB Oak street, south of court house.
Currie, Stith & Henderson,
GENERAL LAND, LOAN AND INSURANCE AGENTS
ABILENE, TAYLOR CQUXTY, TEXAS.
JOHN A. Vv^ILLIAMS, Attorney-at-Law, Abstracter and Loan Agent-atner oi ili5 TaFlor COMij Alistraci Co, Boois.
Complete abstract of title to all lands in Taylor county, lots in Abilene, Buffalo Gap and Merkel. Abstracts furnished on short notice and at reasonable rates. Money to loan at lowest rates and on better terms than ever offered in West Texas.
Prompt attention given to the investigation of old land titles. Xotary Public work done in oflSce.
Oifice up stairs in Maverick Building, Pine Street, Abilene, Texas.
THE .VBILEXE COUNTEY.
The Abilene Country comprises an area of about 20,000 square miles, being about 100 miles east and west, and about 200 miles north and south,' and all of wiiich is well watered, and very fertile and productive. It comprises over 10,000,000 acres^ capable of producing ¿,000,000 bales of cotton;
G. W. SHERBINO, M. D.; 150,000,OOC^ bushels of wheat; or
HOMCEPATHIC PHYSICIAN j bushels of oats. Its
, o, • li 'resources and productions Nvhen
Chronic Diseases a Specialty. , , , . ■„ f, x. ,
developed will, therefore, be very
great. Its population in 1S80 M-as
about 18,0^)0; now 50,000.
Taylor county was organized in 1878 with a population of 30' 400. Its population by the ceii
Office at Residence south of Meiho-diet Church, Abilene, Texas.
Dr. W. W. WALLACE,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON,
ABILENE, TEXAS. Calls attended either day or night.
Office over Harria' Drugstore. Resi- „f ioqa ^7 ^t. • .i.I hv thA
dcnce in property formerly owned byL. ^^^ ^^ ^^^
DH. r. N. BBOWN,
Established 1884. ABILENE, ... - TEXAS.
sus of 1890 it was 6,946, and the population now must be over 9,00
\Ve have here a climate tliai I admitted by all to be un§xce^
DB. J. 1. ANDERSON,
FANCY - W
for house furnishing,
Band sawing« ripping, turning brackets, turned columns, Cypress tanks, built to order.
Shop on Soi^h First St., - - Abilene, Texas.
TOTTEN BROS., Props.
anywhere. Our winter mild, the temperature v falling to zero, and the oar winters being kv lower than 20 degreA Besides, our winteiis dry, the Signal Ser -——------¡since 1878 showing
D. T. BLKPSOE. K. K. LmETT. | f^j y^e „jq^^I^
BLEDSOE & LECETT, ; ber, January and Fe
Attorneys - at - Law, 3-4 inches, or oniy
PINE ST.. ABILENE. jpermontli. Laborf
Pine Street. Abilene, Texas,
Will practice in all the courts and give | j^g close attention to all business intrusted '
totheircare. every day in the . _
II. U. H1J.1., ^jjg todv^o^
ATTORNEY - AT - LAW, Farmers do not fe^Uu
everything they iai
m. 0. FOWLES,
ABILENE, TEXAS. Office over First National Bank
Office over First National Bank. ABILENE, TEXAS.
Dry Goods and Drugs!
CHESTHtrr STBEET, ABILBNE.
HAS A FULL STOCK OF DBT fiOODS,
And in ConaectioB fherewilh a
Complfete Line of Drngs and Medicine.
fHE POBUC onmr&D TO (UUi. rmtr*!^* SMieUed f Satiafaetion Guaranteed.
S A Y L E S k S A Y L E S,
Ablkn«,.....- - Texae.
Office, corner of North 2nd and Pine Sts.
T. W' DAUCHERTY,
Atloraef and Coimsellor-at-Law,
Office over Lapowski's store. Special attention to Collections.
WM. H. l^KETT, ATTORNEY AND COUMSELOHATLAW,
Office over Flottrooy Bailding. Chestnut St.
i. M WAGSTAFF, ATTORNEY AT LAW Abilene, Texas.
Will practice in the district and county courts, and give close attention to all business entrusted to his care. Office over First National Bank.
Will give special attention to conveyancing, jpMsing on titles to real estate, Ac, Offic« Sootii First Street, Abilene.
T. A. HENB^
MrOffice over I^poweki's store, Abilene, Texas.
mer. Our summei\^e siu)])ly jlightful and invigorating. It only a question of a few jea ; when invalids and otiiera from t south and east will learn of th and spend their summers here.
No section of Texas excels tl for health, as will be attested many who came iiere invalids aid have regained both health and strength. We are tree from ^e malaria -fend miasma of the lo^r altitudes, as well as the disea^s incident to the niore rigorous climates farther north.
The average annual rainfall since 1878, as shown by the Signal Service records, has been 29 14 inches nia
1881 and 1886, the average has been 32 1-3 inches. A notable feature of our seasons is the fact that the growing months, or from April Ist to November 1st, i^ow an average rainfall of 22.71 inches, or 78 per cent, of the annual rainfall, and an average of 3 14 inches per month. While the o months, from November Ist to April 1st, show only 6.54 inches, an average of only 1-31 inches per month. Our growing seasons have averag-edfor M ytars as much rainfall as Ellis and McLennan counties.
Oar soil is as rich and fertile as any in the state, and retains the moisture eqaal to any; and as most of the «oils of this section scoar.
the same labor, team and imple- j mill, 3 brick yards, 2 cotton gins, meni will caltivate twice the area 16 Ibmber yards, fine conrthoase, 3 as in the black waxy lands of cen- national banks, and aboat 109 bns-tral Texas. Another advantage iness houses. Ha« now cnder that farmers in this section have | contract a $13,000 artesian well,
over those of central Texas is that I which is down about 1000 feet, I of affairs on the Red River and we are free from those farmer's i and is contracted for 2500 feel un- j Southwestern railway be s^aid: pests, crab grass and tie vines. ¡lessa good flow is obtained before "The line has been permanently VARIED PEODccrioss. | goiog that depth. Its present I located as iar as Archer and the
No other section of the United j population is about 5000. | contract for the grading has beeo
States has a greater variety of; fitture values j let from Henrietta to Archer, a
products that are successfully and ! The features above mentioned, | distance of thirl v miles to BurkeC profitably grown. Crops have climate, health, varied prodac- ; Burns Murphy of Taylor ana been gathered here averaging 47 tions, mixed industries, ease of jiooteams will he at work thjg bushels of wheat per acre; 1101 cultivation and character of popu-j ujorninii-. Jbe contract bas been
bushels of oats per acre; 75 bush- j lation, taken altogether, will make | snb-iet and the sub-coiitraetorii els of corn per acre; 1 bale of cot-! the future values of land doable i have their camps stretched out ton per acre and 3 tons of sor-1 that of the same quality of soil along the Hue for iiianv miles, Tbe ghum per acre, to say nothing of, elsewher« withont these advanta- jj^e is a remarkabh easv one, hav-' watermelons weighing over 100 ges. Intelligent people will ad- in(r no heavy irrades. no deep cnii pounds each, and all these with | mit this after reflection, if not at lor high nils and no bridges. There the natural seasons only , not an first. «Forthe benefit of those who "^vin, of coirse, i>e a con:fiiderabi6 acre ora foot irrigated. Nowhere | may be deposed to qneation this, number of small culverts in ordt^r do all kinds of fruits and vegeta- let as ^^e a comparison. Ellis to provide waterways. The ri^ht^ bles grow to greater perfection, county is admitted by all to be one of way has been doiuited all along The quality of our products of all of the richest farming counties in the line and the to>vns haveraiseii kinds is also unexcelled, as was ; the state. It has been settled 40 ahnosr snfficieiit to pav
fully demonstrated by our exhibits i years or more, and its present pop- i for the grading. The cost of the at the Texas State Fair at Dallas ulation is about .3ó,00i), fully t'onr- track :uui equipment wiii be Io^m for the years 1888-'89-'90, Taylor: fifths being farmers. Its princi-| thrui $10,000 a luì le or'i'.M »1.000 for county receiving the banner—the I pal crop is cotton, the crop of 1890 I the entire distance. Six neniberf highest premium awarded—for the j being estimated at over 75,000 | of t^ip ijo^^j.t] qj j^e ii>di-
vidiialiy worth nearly tha: anionnr. and the bearti is abiuuhmtiy nbk^ I Taylor county also received the hanced the value of lands it would i—r^j^^j doubtless viii —1. liiil tiic gold medal-—the highest premium seem that the farming lauds of ' road tbeniseives, awarded—for the best borticult- Ellis county with its long settle-; '-"We are narticuiar:\ ural exhibit at the Spring Palace ment and large population should i this line because it at Fort Worth in 1890. be the highest in the state. Yet ; a home enterprise, conce veil
STOCK. such is not the fact. Why? For i home people and
Besides our adaptation to farm- these reasons: First, on account ' iionie capital. ing pure and simple, no other of the health; second, on account of | ■•Maj, A[eLaui:hli!;, vhc li vei seetion aoiywhere excels this iu . having only one money crop; Laird, , known as liaviny- i>u!li niaay miles the^ising of stock of f.ll kinds, on account of the black waxy mud. ; of poad in Texas, has insptetevi th=;;
as horses, mules, cattle and making the land very hard to cui- ' Une from Henrietta tc Al i!cne, ir" shikep. These are now sii very tivate and the roads impassable at i the interest o-' 'iie Univn iru^t
pmtable industries, but when our certain seasons of the year, but ^ com])any oi' St, i.onis, aad >\' V
st^k is improved and graded, as principally for the reason that York parties, and iiis ri per: .'v
ii^ow being done, they will be- farming is largely done by renters j the nsatter is that the line wii: in^
come very mach more profitable, "¡^ho do not build n[) society, i paying one from the s'ut arid
Nothing is hazarded in the asser- churches and schools, and thus : occupies the best iinoccu;)ied ser,
n that it is only a question of make communities desirable and tion of tha state. Vnoriier lea-
time when this section cf Texas attractive, and, hence, the lands | tare of the line is that it is oalv
ill equal the famous blue grass valuable. It is principally for this ^ necessary ie build t'rom I'ennett;-
egion of Kentacky for ItR fine reason that farming lands in IHi-' to the Red r:ver, a tiistaiif e ot lif
of all kinds. nois. with its more rigorous cii-; teen in les to tap the Koc;: Island
MIXED iKDrsTuiES. mate, are higher than in Ellis conn- | extension at her entrai,ce into
One of the important points of ty, although the lands in Ellis
the future growth and progress of county are fully as good and pro-
this section will be that it is a sec ductive. We would not be under-
tion of mixed industries, or farm- stood as disparaging renters as a
ing combined with stock raising, class. Human nature is so con-
This feature determines another : stituted that if they w ere to ex- ; gome earlier. Xo
important point in the future of change places with their landlords [^een made bevont 'this section and that is the
CHARACTER OK POPULATION.
A combined farming and stock raising country will be settled principally by an intellig:ent, enterprising, industrious, thrifty and prosperous class of land owners, making the most desirable and attractive ])opulation in the world. This class of ¡)opiiiation will build up good society in every neighborhood, and e8tal)lish and maintain in every neigaborhood good churches, schools and Sunday schools. Besides, a poDuIation
!s emp jatical: V (■once OCHiu
the result would be the same.
Xow, in conclusion let Ui> summarize our points of excellence and sujieriority. They are:
1. Our tine climate.
2. Tile healtbfulness. The fertility of the soil. The ease of cultivation. Our varied productions. Our mixed industries. Our favorable seasons. Our tine roads. The character of our popn
10. Our good societv.
Texas on either of the t wc iM-ean!-inary surveys.
"The grading is tc be i-ompiet-ed to Archer by .lulj 1. l-nt it U
very probable it will be cc uiploteu
s u r \ e"' s b a ^ e A reiser, ami whether the line will go to Throckmorton or Albaiiv is yet .indecui-ed. The snrs'ey aiul ];c!'inanenL location to Abiieuc -.viii -j matb-: 3.S soon as the grading is . omplet-■ ed to Archer, The comjiany aa\'e i had several propositions to iron : and equip the road, but i o tieaii i have been closed vei. >iai. '••^"a-' then, general manager and chi.-f ; engineer, is now in "Nc" York. ; By the way. si^eaking uf rbaj, then, reminds me tha: the rumors'
that this is a Missouri. Ka..gus and Texas enterprise is pruba by d:io schools I to the fact that he was . ormerly I chief engineer ol liie Ka y. 15ui that, can | this is not the 3iissoari. Kansa.s We have | and Texas enterprise, ^nvl there is To those I little reason to .«upposc it -•in ever
owning and cultivating their own
farms will cultivate the iatid more and churches,
thoroughly and proiitably and Where is the country
keep their stock and fecces and make a better showingf
buildings in better condition, thus yet to see or hear of it.
making farm life not only more who are thinking of changing their | get control of the road, it certain-
profitable but more attractive, homes we would say as Phillip I ly will not if it is in the p wer oi
Our people are moral and law- said unto Mathaniel: "Come and I the present board to })reTent
abiding, and the records of our see." P. H. Carter.
courts will show as little crime as ----*———in any population of the same Rale to Birmingliaiii.
number anywhere. This is re
- -c , p-
Houston, Tex., April 11.—The markablem%-iew of the fact that Harnsburg ^d San
this is a new country, settled bj'
^^ple from all parts of the world.
Our taxes are reasonable, and our city and county scrip are at par and have been for years, show-
Antonio, Texas and New Orleans, iiew York, Texas and Mexican, Great Western, and Texas and Pacific have made a rate of one first-class fare for - the round trip from points on . their lines to Biruiing
s-IO inches more tha'n Califor- ing that our citT and connty af-•"I""»
T ■ _____f • V J • n fif the annual meeting ot the
la. Leaving out the vears 1S79, fairs have been economically and^^ ,, .
^^ " " tl + h Ql»« " l-i o t-> t 1 Q rtn T-Q T-I t 1n nT
outhern 'Baptist convention at .that place. Tickets will be on sale
. . , rr. p Tl ' Mav 4, o, b, and i, and wil be good This city 18 on the Texas & Pa- ^ ? » ' » b
M J i^n -1 * r return until June 1. The iol-
cific railroad, 1(>2 miles west oi , ^ • u
ta * tTT xu 4-- -1 ♦ lowiDff transit limits have been set i
Fort Worth, 4oo miles east of El „ ® » . • , . ^^
from San Antonio and stations ^le
The country through vibch line passes is an exceediisgly and fertile one, and i iar doubt the advent of the read -.vi be followed by a vast increase ; the area of farm lands broaght ni der cultivation. It also per.etrateè the wheat belt arid will have a va.ri-
amount of rattle slunnien's, Thh
building of the line ^ill also -tim^ late the opening of tire coa^ depos its, which are believed t j exi and develop the sione quarries Archer arid Throckmortoi., coui. ties. There are rumors of ihfc Rock Island extending tc Texas I and of the Frisco extendin g soutl
'est from Sapuli a to get i-ie cat\
Paso, 200 miles north of San An--"""' tie trade, in which event tb^s linQ\
tonio, and 400 miles south of the I from date oi sale ^^ important feeder.
Kansas line, and is the largest city ^wo days from date the One of these roads may get. it, bnt
in this immense territorv. It wUi f ^ ^^^^^ ^^: not the Missouri, Kansas aiul Tex-
soon have several more u^es of ^^^^ 1 . --
, , . * _-1 1 tions west oi San Antonio three ^ ----^ ■ —----
radroad, making it the railroad, . • ' The Dallas Xeas truthfuv saY<.'
♦ „ days will be allowed for transit in lut ijanas s uuiuiu..} sax^'
center ot this great section of tJie ^^¿jj direction. ^ "When you begin to argue with a
state. It has more substantial; -- > ^--! man and be talks loud, walk off
business houses, does morebusi-; ft is a good rule to make two and leave him. You can't-onvert ness, and has the brightest: future ! planting of Irish potatoes for the him.' He is talking to l aiidoze before it of any city of its age or' summer crop, one about the mid-1 and bluff, on the same principle size in the state. It has five: die of February and the other a that the boy whistles as iie goes
charches, and schools, elegant so- month later. Earlv Rose or Ear-
ciety, electric light«, water works, ly Goodrich do well in Western and it may convince others he is
fire department, ice factory, roller Texas.
through the dark—it helps iiim