The Bellville Countryman (Bellville, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 31, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 8, 1862 Page: 1 of 2
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BELLVILLK COUNTRY M AN
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orsijta i* c• vjktIrtma*
BtLl.flLLt, AUSTIN COUNTY, TKXAM.
a ouzonj jriTum a* js.
O Off,tiiifHUi/tkt for,) 90b
41|'wort|H lima fiif l«M thin one jrsa , p )r
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OT*1l kteb of M Frlntlaf r«.eot d win
■■aaiiiwM'i lUmiiflli. £■
J. T. Kim.th<tuotl, Editor, ¡tro tern
v liTUDAT MÉM0H S. IMS
n a 41
Am tin. Fayette, and Colorado Con
V lly refer iw'tn the |ir«per column
it will bo teen tbn the Chief J i*tiw h m,
at the repeat ofthe Ti-sm Military ffcuiril,
called 4 meeting of the eitlseu* tif the
county nt Be|lrille on M aidny, the J 7th
igat. Tin ulij.wt of th« meeting ii out'
which app* il< to the liberality end patri
tlosui of ibe cotton planter, «bu is reqeu
ted to aell hi* cotton, or a part of it, ti
that the authorities tuny be en-
abled t« pracuiv arma and mui.it ion* ol
War for the common defense. The Board
ofers an inducement, il seems to us. suf-
floieut to realise auy desired amount of the
cotton now housed onthe plantations—the
wilt be paid a fair price for hi"
>!« in State Btiuda bearing eight per
Í Interest—the in teres' payable aeiui-
ssusally, in specie, to ensure which u
special fun I wm created by Ike last Legis-
lature. Certainiy no planter will fail t«.
respond to this call when w much depeudi*
oa a prompt response. The Military
Board b ive assurance that whatwemoni
feed can be obtained if the piaster* do
their duty—tWu,4«t all come to the meet-
tag ou Wo 17th, with a doier.uiu ttlou to
•ell to tbo St ite every b. le of cotton, i<
seed be—we mast hate arms end ammu-
nition. ' ■
or Mr. H. 8. Hubby, of Hemp
at sad, la lit possession of n receipt;
which, if the directions are careful
1/ followed, he guaranties to cun
tho most o bet i mile ense of «ore eyes,
Those havitifc their ocular faculties
out of order* should not tail to gel
. the preparation from liim.
Mr, II. also has u No. 1 four borne
steam engine fíif >nlc. R. e «dver
tUkiMout in another commit.
- CT Oapt. Fly Irom Lavaca conn
ty passed through this villagw on hie
« Saturday Wtih n portion of his- Csv
^•Iry company, He haa a fine body
of men. Ilia compiny was not qoite
full and he attended Oapt. Hsrrigal's
drill fiir the purpose of gottlng re-
cruits; he tmide nit eloquent nnd so-
licitous speech in favor of enlisting
but we are aorry to say be wna un-
successful. Two of bis company are
now |n the county recruiting. Any
person wishing to go into Cavalry
service wonld do well to join bin
líh. company is going to join Carter's
Regiment uo^r stationed at 'Hetnp-
> Company ofCnfnhy fton
Th« ball Is roll
Vkat HmIAi BsscauiWh*
Tin- exigency is upon nsl AJ
who hold alligfanée to the Confed
erato State* must put ehonlder wjuare
to the wheel;— h<>pe who ilo not \m
tend to take up nrtns and punicipate
actively iu the impending straggle
must aesiat those who will go to the
field. TheV are tnany ways in which
• boae who remain can will compara-
• iveiy little Inconvenience to them-
■'elves, materidly assist those who
will enlist in the army, lut a ho can-
lot do so without a sacrifice not sane*
ioned l y reason and juslici—they
cannot be «egurdless of the claims of
.heir wives and children upon I hem
—some certain provision must be
nade for (heir families while they an
devotingthHr energies snd tliejr livee
to the service of thejr country. Tliey
have every right to exp<*ct matfrinl
dd rendered to their families during
heir absence, and it must be vouch
snfed, if we would maintain our na
tioual egiatanee, and drive hence the
hirelings*of the North who an* intent
I jire*uihe you have all lieárd thai
shot by Betift nce oi
jM i'UM). lie^ «.ho.
the name- of loiii
upon our subjugation
There are many good citisens, ca-
pable of making the best of soldiers,
impatient to enHst in the anny. but
duty wi 1 uot permit them to sbandon
their little fields and their little stilts
of cattle and hogs—the sole source
if subwHtance of many—and trust
heir families to the tender mercies of
hose at home, without some dtfinite
Every man that stays kt home has few words which was g
it in Ills power to assist his neighbor «reet iu theipoeitio
who is willing to go, if assisted— wil'' bhib*1 oh and not
WTniik can contribute iptieh without
BBLLVILLB, TEXA^.pAjClfS. I8Ó2.
Frsas «if r*s «r'nis.
The following is aa extract of
private let itir froui Art ma to a gen-
tleman of this plac«'. The wri-
ter tá a member of Captain J. It.
McUown's Compaity. Uuré it i :
Camp 8 mu. abuvk Kr. Thorn,
/ Arazuna, Féb. 4- h 1802.
Diar&rt • • •
We' are no# 75 miles
below Ft. Criii,., wailing, 1 presumí
for the 3d It' giui.iut to come up, the
advance aivistou of which at lust ac-
counts, had retched El Jhiso 'l'ln
1st. ttegt, is 4 miles Mow us am.
ll.iylor's conniiuiid at k\. Th«
thai JSit.ley intends attacking:
C r.dg when lie h«s sil his forces con'
ceniraied. Of this we are of cours«
no, ceriniu, us the old (i iieml keeps
bis own counsel, and no one,
eveu the CoI'm ot lite U< g'ts knov«
bei«reb-iiid winn be iiit'eods to do.—
i here is uo uuxiety t X|<r« ssed ou, .b
su jeci by i lie boys.
• We i.av.- h id a ver\
tedious trip from ó.>n An onio to tln<-
place, mid ii.ive suil. r a coi.si erabu
m cold nights ami exposure. We
hiiVe b *i little or no,sickness in tin
Iiipaiiy, while flilier companies bav.
u seveiuldeaibs from Vin-uiiiOiiiu.
Snuill Pox etc.
J y bound for Car-
leeling il—others can do but little,
and that at a sacrifice—still, it must
lie done—all mutt antitt, even at«
sacrifice, because tucrtfcr is the true
Jest of bur loyalty and pitrio ism.
Now, it is pioposed thnt less Cotton
alid more curu, potatoes ¿ce., be pían-
'«•d. and let each slaveholder either
hire, or leud one, two or more ol his
hands to plant and cultivate the lit-
tle fields and patches of the absent
soldier; or, let the slaveholder take
the soldier's field : nd patches in
charge, plant snd cultivate them,
whichever is the most beneficial to
ihe soldier's family. By this nwsn«
many of the best men in the country
may be speedily brought into the field
-••the soldier's home remain «thrifty,
peace aufj^ plenty will abide then —
out1 army will soon become over-
whelming. and the power of our p -
tallar institution manifest. Those
who owu mi slaves «nd reii siu *t
home can contribute what' \n their
substance they can spare, or they cun
lend a&w days 6f their hib« iwothers
can give what they have—oach must
eiform his portion.
Iiet« then, each one look about
him, and see *hVre there is a man
who will enli<«t if asstin d that Ins
ti Id Will In* Cultivated, or that his
f.ituily will be furiilshed subsistence,
nd let i he prop* wi i ion he made—"It
y*u «fill enlim in the síitiy, t will h t
you nave a hand to plant mid culti-
vate yornr crop—fir * *
- ' audi;
Toui llaivy Wj
a young man % (lie name- ot lottin
trout C>eguine, while on ibe march
from .Fort i)li\ií. T<" w"h under
the iniiueiice ot liquor ut the time,
and when in that condition the Devil
.td him completely under bis control
Wheii Tom was brought out to be
hot, before his eves Were biindiigi o
be requested to be allowed to speak u
■jiíB*'' w|í|' graute^Mi^
mid ^ ijfrtL a'iwtis«-le ot
his countenance síiow.ng any fear,
while his sentence was being read
iben said: " I have been a soldier
and a brave oue, in the 'English and
Uidled states armies.' 1 «kilbd tile
mSn wben 1 was drunk, snd the tbo't
that 1 was drunk when 1 killed hint
makes me happ^. 1 die happy so
help me (kid, aud 1 hope ilut tlrt<
men wMb snoot meare as brave
T m Uaivy. May jlnd help you all."
I he guard Were iu >n hed up >lx pa-
ces tioni hitn, liin rJTf weift* covered
ui.h it litudki ichieiV and the urdéi.
was givrti ■'"prepare to aim 1" "lire I"
and Tom tell back pierced Vith seven
balls, he give two_or three gasps and
all was owr. One of the bails struck
him in the head eg'trijy i:i,the plací
where.Jie shot fobin. ihw rest s ruck
tliin iu* the breast near a litile piece
of p iper he had pinned on over h|s
lieari as a mark tor i hem .to shoot at.
l(e told inehis real name was Micliwl
tichcu¿ that he whs a desi-rter fiom
Camp C«s l er and showed me the k>(t
i«>r Lit branded on his arm. He .was
ouried near the tiv.r and a wooden'
croen put ov.-t his gr..Ve,
The We il her is quite Cool here now;
the uiglils exccedi. g y so; ih<* moun-
tains are w hi e wi.h snow but none
lias fkllen in the valley yet. While
I am writing my fingers are so coht
that JL can scarcely bold my pen.
the young ladbs; something whluf
Cieves me innch to say, but it mus<
tohl; in short, 1 think that thi
girls have 'entirely fmgotten us ami
have auirendered ami gone «ver bod\
xttd soul to those pitiful puMdh s ft
a ddiers -1be H- ane Guarda." E\>rt
Countryman brings iutelHfcnce el
m* . lit ^
„ H Hit
inoé a little
8 bat bats
ibandonn.eiit of UfKiciple and t-v
iugl«kepíí|*CT^ iu the name
?what service can they ex-
pect us to do, if those whom We *1*
" 11 for and the thoughts ol wbm«
Lief jncefilives to brave deed*.
wm I My. vm they hakforl* the
desert us in that manner f But i:r
feeling are to^ many for me; 1 can-
not pin-soothe subject any farther}
•is IV—F—says there is only «me
consolation about ibe thing—we luive
found tnem out, and we h.ippHy e.«-
. aped from the #lles of those, witlj
whom, if tlu-ir ff ctions Were as hoi*
.ow as their professions of patriotism,,
wé might have passed livea of end.
less misery. Give mv love to thos '
rue hearted onM who b-ive not Vet
gone by the board, and tell thein that
■he spoils of our wars sha I'be laid at
heir feet when we let in n and they
«hall be crowned with laurel and wor-
shiped as Deities, now and forever
itore, —is very low spirited on
he subjvut^jsiid has eXprct^ed an in-
entiou ofmarryiiigiu N.*w Mexico,
¡f this state ot' things continúes.-
I'hi.ik ot that ve itiisicuided gills; *
4«ee4 thst lr, . . .
such utt act had bet«n ]
bear npon allulike, t
pontic .without toxifig i
ii^juitico ii cornil
"He haa ilcaounced \
Mil flwr«tiHufta Ji r
, ,w mvtvoHiH ,.!! a
I sell' to make i
your protectors and defenders having
* the comforts and cousol itions
of .itl article 1 s iw in the tera '
i concerning a Gruí id •,y th
i- Woman's-A id-Socle j best
M I 1>.. a >■« k- oi' Lllll'lll.n ' Ifh..
t married lite among the uncivilised
Mexicans! VVhet a* e. ribl.' pug t I e
i. corded iu the history of Austin có
And talking ot vmiii ;.' laities pu
in* in n.itid of all article 1 SiW in the
gotten up,for the purpose of kuiniiig
socks for t Ve sohliets. • Thi article
Created quite a commotion in the Cofn-
(iatiy at the time, andiyie anivul ofa
large assortment of speks was anx-
lously booked tor ; r
• Hut alas, ws bstked in ruin"
As some oue bis beautifully said :
'ilope loug defcred mskcth the feet Cold.\
ruth «nirgument ' illi
Hit opiuiouof luw iifte.
worth a straw.—t'or. «/J
His opinion of law tho dditon
per never cl bned to be woi
Hi. lawyer hd w- uldu*!
Ills1 afortune, but hi*opl ilo
liifif Ws/obtsiueS Í
the best inwyers
uiercb'tnts of thi* . city
who on their advice declinen t h«
a slight, half-'
the queries of " J
extract; or rati
answer at ¡
(1 believeth* quotation is correc¡)
• 8.«UltJW*. i mpanyv 4'hey
have talked ot sia-ks and thought Of
socks until even thing takes color
from their daily thoughts mid nightly
dreams. F sleetis, and iu bis
reSlleBS állillibérS W mtlrthUl'S^socks.'
1'—i bewails Ills hard lot and wish-
es*h« wiia at hciiiie with his sHect-
Lcuil to get tlm pocks she knit and
which 'have not been sebi to him.
wiU stand fof 'houte fit thui
meditative atti ude pecnil r to l$>r-
self" and iK.-ii. will sudd.'iily bronh ont
with that filie Keiieme ÉMiin Kb k-
peiir ; "Who steals |nv jitirsi,
steals il'ioji. büt V' who uiy
M<K:gs,«leuls «hat i m-Vet had. and
from present indications, what 1 nev-
er will have, By ——."
The; tuintiisipn list night wns
■ SiH-ks," and otii wnr civ whi n w
ush to battle will lii' .■" Victory or
8ocks." Won't that lie á á#oc¿-do|. ge.
for the ^siikei s í
Hunt, Eisp. TiTnoW
a company of twelve n outli"
subject ti> orders o nm tl
jHiint in th<> Confedsracy.
ivi^h to join infantry should i
Vnroll theif uáim-sas^on us p ssil
Militia.—To-day is Bat talbm di ib j
10 be found íu
lion in the secOn
it* na '
far a fortune Í
méáf • %
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Kimbrough, J. T. The Bellville Countryman (Bellville, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 31, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 8, 1862, newspaper, March 8, 1862; Bellville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth177036/m1/1/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.