Sam Butman farms

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Sam Butman farms - ABILENE 20 ABILENE, TEXAS, FBI DA V, AUGUST 20...
ABILENE 20 ABILENE, TEXAS, FBI DA V, AUGUST 20 1907 BEING ASKED FOR BY OFFICERS. TEX., Aug. 18.—The Thirtieth passed a law requiring district and county officers out commissions signed Governor and Secretary of old law went this far, but It so noofficer could draw until he had paid his commission, amounting to fl. Heavy pen- I held over the Comptroller Treasurers who pay out when the officers have not commissions. todajr that Governor j had not paid his commission ) not be able to draw this of $333.33 until he takes commlM|0n , _ _ connection ha. arl.en the eount7 'armf'r"' 'T1’'5' ^v<‘ ‘’"""I who shall commission Gov- tha *on<!.er'"1 prod“clD* poB“: Can he sign his own IS TILLERS OF THE SOIL MERKEL, TEXAS, Aug. 20.—The couutry from Smith county nine years farmers made Merkel famous. The tli- ago and now owns 254 acres of land, lers of the soil advertised -as ‘‘The Until this year he has planted cotton Land of Heart’s Delight” are money but says that he can make more money makers and this money is spent with ion other crops and has cut out the the Merkel merchants during the year fleecy staple. From sweet potatoes he and the balance deposited in the banks, has realised for several years from It is Interesting to know that over $100 to $275 per acre. He has made ninety percent of the half million dol- good and Is a fair sample of the aver lars on deposit belongs to the Merkel age Taylor county farmer. Oae af the Old Timers. bilitles of the fertile soil and as a The majority of the farmers are newcomers newcomers to the Merkel country but there The' law is not quite whole are among the most Prosperous some who have witnessed the*be the proper way would pro- .and progr...lw farmer, of the State.1 been for Governor Lanham ™ey, are herc ttK,ay ,rom a» pafta ot stat„ shannon lo of Taylor county and for many mile, commissioned him before they|ln <'ach tllr,iCtlon are lo<:a,'d me“ who office. It le thouttht. how- cla,ln thla aa ,helr tra<l""! cenl,’r- 0n transformation of this section from “Cattle Range to Cotton Patch.” One of these is Sam Butman, whom we met and if he happens to run out of pocket change before the last day of ^hls^TOmi^lsTiOT." The* Attor- country for a dl8tanc® of th,rty or rttorY’sum" ttoTwlu toke"hlm toThe office may be asked tb*rty*dve ',erkel merchants baii Rame an(j |my for b|g SUpper and under the law the Governor aeouth in the Mulberry Canyon the reunion he can get his check cash- on the matter. The com 8upP,y n,any homes of farmers with | tcvdfEin^. For a quarter of a century Secretary of State Dashlell nec®88ittes of life, and the same may ^ has ciajme(i tbe Mulberry Canyon by Governor I.anham be-;^e Ba*d ,bl' sblnm’r> section to the ag blg bo:ne ttn(j be |jag deeds to 6,000 out of office. Inortb *or a8 ^ar a8 twenty-flve miles. acreg jan(j fifteen miles south of with taking out com- 6481 trade *8 divided with town Mr. Butman said: "I have an Interesting situation Abl,ene and on tb* weRt tbe nearest about goo acres in cultivation and on few days ago. None of the cornPet,t,°n in the retail line is Es-|(lle majority of this last year raised of the new Board of Medl- ****•_ _ _ _ ian average of two-thirds of a bale of had taken out commis they met here a few days Oae Cr»p Fay. F.r * Fem. lcotton ,Q the acre. The conditions at According to the stories told of new- thp preMnt are mogt faVorable and the wag Q{ the cUy corners to the Merkel country the pos- 'only th|ng nect,ggary to lngure a bump. could not sign their commis- 8*bHltles are unlimited. In many in- er y|eid this year Is a good rain but doubted for a time their 8tancea forms have been paid for with wg can a weegg yet for that, to transact anw business at tbe **r8t crop. According to this a j for my jaQrt from fj.oo to $2.60 consultation with the At- y°un* married man may settle on a ^ acro and wbue j am not anxious to Department they were ^arln *n tb,s Part Taylor county and gejj aQy ^ consider It worth from they could go ahead with by tbp t,me bis c*,U(lren reach the they had to work without scholastic age have a bank rail sufficient sufficient to move to Merkel for the school the time being, as the Comp- ^vantages and when they have fin $25.00 to $30.00 per acre now.” Former Farmer wbe Retired. H. L. Propst is one of the many who Ished there send them to one of the hav<‘ raade money down on tbe dear Abilene colleges and have plenty left °*d ,arm and after several years of to keep the old lady out of the poor bard work has moved to town to enjoy house. True Stories of Success. It Is Bald that nothing succeeds like (the pleasures of his profit. He owns 64$ acres of land six miles from Merkel Merkel which he bought In 1900 besides not authorized to approve until they showed a receipt their commissions. They are to collect their $5 per diem mileage, and cannot do so Governor puts his signature - _, . .... . .. success and the success of the actual oo*®™1 business buildings and other about one-third of the county farnaer 1° this part of Taylor couuty ,)roi>^ty' ^wo bund™ d and ten the State have not taken ‘a aa Interesting story. Your repre- ** this land produced 163 bale. commissions, but they are "enUtlve talked to many of them and .C°*. ‘“ J®*1’' * * "°W to come In, each acccmpa-jfo,,ow,n* are Bon,e of the experiences ya ue a • pe*‘ a^e u wa8 . . learned ibouvht, 480 acres for $3.00 and the as pay day approaches. iearnea* ' now about 400 In the Oov- J- D. Derrlngton bought of J. W. balance at $12.$0 per acre. awaiting his signature, ______ AND OFITC1AL8 ___________ ____ ULALM THEY HAVE WON, mar*ieted *n tbe fall of 1906 for a over Taylor county Is a full-fledged sum sufficient to pay for the farm. farmer. He came to Taylor from A Watermelon Farmer. Stephens county three years ago and YORK, Aug. 19.—E. J. Nally, and general manager Telegraph company, today out the following statement: reports today from all points Tally 160 acres three miles south of H. M. Ralnbolt, a director of the Merkel and the first year he cultivated Abilene Epileptic Colony during lAn- the land raised a crop of cotton which ham’s administration and well known On one of the business streets we bought 160 acres one and one-hulf made the acquaintance of 8. L. miles southwest of town. The most Praither who lives In the shinnery of this land Is this year planted In country twenty-four miles north of cotton. It produced last year more nortb and south, indicate hcr* He bad w,th h,m a ,oad ot wa* lhan on®*ha,f ha*® to th® acr® and th® ,tarted the day under almost t®*’Tne,oaa- He planted this year In present ccndltlons promise as good or condition with Improved traffic fn®,on® on® and three-fourthi acres, better for this year, forces. There Is not a otated that he had realized from Thla part of Taylor county la en- In the company's system the 8a,e# already 9238, not counting Joying her full share of the develop- we are not giving good th® *25 or *30 ,oad h® had wlth h,m ment P"*®88 P,ac® ln where we were not pre- and 8®^®«’al more In the patch at home. Texas and newcomers are being lops give prompt handling to any Mr. Praither came to the Merkel cated every day of the week,

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  1. The Abilene Reporter,
  2. 23 Aug 1907, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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