Hempstead Weekly Countryman. (Hempstead, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 17, Ed. 1 Friday, September 3, 1869 Page: 1 of 4
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b |Mkiog is going on vigor-
J^heCaiToU (Sy.>crepis ruined.
Rome, Ga^ want* a street railway
Cttp pnapecte In Alabama mm
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Baducah, Kyn is Blaughering her
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: Entina on the H. & G> R. R. will
roa through to Calvert next SaturdAy.
The worms have made a clean
sweep of the cotton on Oyster creek.
A, peach grown near Tyler this
measured twelve inches in
jail delivery toók plate
'last Sunday rfght
wwru - i-"-i : —-
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boyera are purcWing
eflSe^^isiw eaypr íhe WN
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tEa nairte 'of the next
There a tap is to run <
; rjfS? i*—Z
>% Mr. Jas. Kerr, of Corúeana, has
Wi- *<m1 a coffee-mill machine for
"ut mud fences.
ffblMXKGHAlí. J. L., Physician and
JgLLIOTT. B, F., At
I Geaertl Agent.
_ , Cotton Bro
i Merchant, Ad-
t-"dC ndy.Pe kr.
fllBTA!. AO t-PFiHY.
BdXis. Baekley Pria-
ineoh,dealer in dry
JML wwefMiáheefrirou n
. Attorneys and
Iki iWofn'ejr and Coun-
v .¿% **T
WacoTKL^ Thespian Society and
806n will have telegraph communica-
iMe with thecoast.
• The aggregate earnings of the Cen-
tral Railroad up to May 1st, 1869,
j*as$$70,000 coin; about $6000 per
: .. «.'
t Xhe mack dreaded catterpillardiaa
mad its appearance aod commenced
its wotk of rain and distraction in
many counties in the Stfte.
Fifteenof the laboring prisoners on
the Air line Railroad have been re-
turned to the-Penitentiary, being un-
able to perform hard labor.
No District Court will be held in
Chambers and Liberty counties, in
consequence of the illness of Judge
The Banner says 'Washington
county has now folly grown, and
ready for picking to begin, th
laigest crop of cotton she ever raised.
The Experment learns that a ne-
gro fiving in the Clear Creek neigh-
!, Leon county, was murdered
Stapp, Gain Pea*, Jim Bell,
Charles. Moore, Ruthland jone
Tolie Pool and Jhn ZansfonV W«
Victoria county, as hone and cattle
A negro gi-1 at Waco greased her
hair with Kerosene oil, and approach-
ing a light, suddenly became envel-
oped in flames. Her screams brought
assistance and the fire was put out
before doing her more harm than
The Banner says the first bale of
new cotton received in Brenham this
year reached the city on last Friday
and Bold for 25 cants in gold. It
¡was raised just over the line in Austin
for Atistiri county.
i t&élSth iBflf. Warren Lawless,
« WagQ on suspicion, of
lia*ing>kiUed the freed man Tom WiJ-
in Jtly, 18*8. Mr.
iowéd conclusively ihat he
was not the lawless man ho.was ac-
cused of being, and waa accordingly
The Tablet learns that, there are
certainly signs of the worm in cotton
fields. They are too late. We hear
complaints, however, that no fresh
bolls are forming. It seems that tin*
sodden changes in the weather from
intensely dry to intensely wet have
had (he effect to stop the bloomine of
' Jiaconi Qa*( is to haAe« am^f*'
fS&fcBaWNi!! lasóos i
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The mttgrpiHtf -hKB
ravages in Florida.. ¡
üatohes, Mias.,iné the
eating-ta ble nuisance.
A" St. Louis company is running
the Little Rock (Ark.) theatre.
A Chinese Labor Conven tio;
in Camden, Ark., on the 20th
The aggregate value o^froperty
in Tennessee is $308,053^p9 6-5.
Arkansas values he^- this year's
cotton crop at thirty /^Sillion dollars.'
i into operatiópf® Arkadelphia, Ark.
Éx-(3" vernor Worth is lying very
Rockbridge Alum Springs, Va.
r Tlie rice crop -of Louisiana is ex-:
pected to reach 86,000 barrels this
are being made to establish
n .English Lutheran Church in Pe-
Iron ore i tí, almost inekhaaatible
'supply, has been diseovered in Floyd
A State fair will bo held at Little
Rock, Ark., commencing October 12,
and continuing four days.
The Civil Engineer of Edgefield,
Tenn., has fixed the grades of forty
streets in that prosperous town.
The negroes in Arkansas propose
to preempt public lands and hire the
Chinamen to work them.
The union depot to bo built at
Kansas City, Mo., this Fall, will cost
i _r . . f . _ . r , t - ^ . _jr I * '
In Scott county, Ky., good nude
colts range in price from §75 to $100,
and hogs from $9 to $9 25.
A petition is being circulated in
Memphis asking that the Legislature
declare vacant all city offices.
The new state-house at Columbia,
S. C., will be finished before the as
sembiing of the next Legislature.
Conterfeit Mexicm dollars were
dug up in Nashville recently by par-
ties excavating on College street.
Newberry, S. C., is still agitating
the question of building a telegraph
line to connect that place with the
Hon. Nelson Tift, of Georgia, haa
presented to the county of Dougherty
seven hundred volumes as a nucleus
of a county library.
A salt water shark was canght in
the Mississippi, opposite St. Louis,
a'feW days ago, the first ever seen
Ellis HilJ, a young man of Moul-
ton, Ark., recently, killed Thomas
McKelvey, cutting his throat with a
A man named John Pilkington,
hailing from Frankfort, Ky., was ar-
read at Searcy, Ark., charged with
Ik is estimated that the receipts of
cotton at Memphis for the year end-
ing Avgust 31st will bo nearly 248,-
The name of Daysville. Loudon
county, Va., is changed to Palmers-
ville, and Leah F. Palmer retained
A coal vein five feet thick and of
very superior quality ha? been dis-
covered on Judge tiurkhart's land,
adjoining the town of Huntsville,
The Memphis cotton seed oil mills
have produced about 4,000 barrels
of oil during the season now drawing
to a close. Scarcity of seed has
compelled all bnt one to sto^.
At the recent meeting of the State
Baptist Assocition at Columbia, Mo.,
a colhiction was raised of nearly for-
ty thousand dollars for the various
Interests of the church.
Iu ths Attakapas country, Louis-
iana, peaches, melons, ponltiy, eggs,
otc.v are abundant. Sugar sella at a
chicken a pound, and corn goes beg-
ging at fifty cents a barrel.
Wm. Light, an cx-soldier of the
Federal army, is in jail at Winches-
ter, Va., for committing a rapo upon
Mrs. Susanna Frits, residing three or
four miles from that place.
A little son °f Mr. Bracewell, of
Newman/ Ga., the other day, play-
fully attached the halter of a mule
around his neck. The mule took
fright at tomething, ran away, and
the boy was literally toruno pieces.
1,000 froin> Defaulter
W# Mtrrflromv FaRklsuUo
From th« Chicago Tribitnp.J •
Abont six months agó Mriyn reve-
lations Were ittada pukik through the
Tribune regarding the defalcations,
to a serious, extent, of Charles Dan-
bam, 4 young man in the employ of
the Chicago Dock Cappany; He
had boe%fof some time, employed as
a4e^.^th%Pock Company's office,
and k||d.^n pnpioted to the poei-
tionoif c^bi#rrife^i« the handling
D^iham .wis^ rendering a e$ry#.
account of his transactions to the com-
pany: Large sums -of money were
tpissing from time to time, and the
young man was at the same timo
known to be on terms of intimacy
with one Michael McDonald, a notor-
ius gambler of this city. Rumois
were afloat thatJMcDonald had won
heavy sums from Dunham—as high
even as forty thousand or fifty thous-
and dollars—and his employers, on
making inquiry into the circumstan-
ces, discovered a good deal more than
they were willing to make known to
the public. -They endeavored to hush
up the matter, and when a public
statement of these-rumors was made
in the T/-J¿«rea,-they seemed highly
reluctant to .-reveal the full extent of
their cashier's embezzlement.
At length, however, the matter
tWas so freely discussed that conceal-
ment became impossible, aad, in order
to prevent the worst ^consequences to
his victim,. McDonald seat Dunham
out of the city. At this time the ex-
tent of his defalcations was currently
stated to be about $15,000, although
it was generally believed that they
amount to a much larger sum,
Dunham disappeared, and from
that time to the present nothing defi-
nivo has been known as to his where-
abouts. Pinkerton's detective force
were put. in operation, an i he. was
followed up fpm place,tq>,place, hut
ne^er caught. The^det^tjpre? bave
been close on his. track >11 the time,
Bomeiiin£S coming within a few days
of himf and again arriving at one city
only to find, that he had^ust decamp-
ed to the next. . About a week siucu
the fugitive wrote a fetter to Mc-
Donald, m lhi§ city, stating that he
was reduced to abject poverty,
and begging the author of his
ruin to lend him some money. This
appeal McDonald magnanimously
complied with. But the young man
appears to have tired of a vagal ond
life and starvation, and yesterdr.y,
we are informed, he camo back to
Chicago, determined to make a olean
breast of tho transaction. He went
to his old employers, it is alleged, and
revealed to them the nature of his
dealing with McDonald, who it seems
has won from him from time to time,
at the gamljiin^ table, various heavy
sums, amounting in all to $60,000.~
The result was the arrest of McDon-
ald last evening on a capiat, to ap-
pear before the ^Supreme Court to an-
swer upto the Chicago Dock Com-
pany oñ a plea of trespass in the case
to the damage of plaintiff in the sum
of 60,000. He was just on the point
of starting for Buffalo when the r'ier-
iff arrested him, and ho was lodged
in the county jail.
McDonald is one of that class of
genteel gamblers who are generally
spoken of as remarkably clever fel-
lows. His friends regard him as a
model of gentlemanly behavior, and
a credit to the profession.
We have been somewhat discour-
agedr by the very doleful accounts
some of our eotemporaries give us of
the difficulties country editors have
in getting their papers on a firm ba-
Sbut despite all, we cannot believe
L S papar properly, conductod, will
ij^Lhia community for want of suf-
ficient patronage.—Fairjidd Ledger.
It is not onr4esire to throw a dam-
per on the enterprise; no, far be it!
'On the contrary we wish it God
speed, and hope that success may
crown his efforts.
"We made an effort at journalism in
Fairfield, and met with a signal fail-
ure, despito our combined efforts at
success. Had to borrow money to
leave the place.
The Kansas Pacific Railway Com-
pany aold at their department in
Lawrence, during the month ot Jaly,
80,141 acres of land, averaging S2.391
Brigham Young is having hia por-
trait painted at Chicago.
ÍPhe Keedle of a Tonus Su'a Sweet-
From the Naafeville (Tean.) Fren-]
A young gentleman, named Joe
White, a very respectable, Industri-
ous, quiet good-looking fellow, of
about eighteen years of age, and a
resident of German-town, went to
South Nashville, Saturday night to
visit hiaJady love, « Miss Barnes.—
He had been frequently to visit her
before at various times. They were
engaged to be married. He found
her in the- parlor sawing, as* proper
younggirKshould be. She was*
ious to finish the artiob, ani'fhere^
fore coBcludtfd'fltit to t$HPt U aside
when lie entered, particulaily as ho
compKmenied her pretty appearance,
with h^r beautiful face, bending over
her slender fingers as ^he piled the
pitches with much grace and rapidi-
ty as : othergirls display Wheu skim-
ming over the keys of a nasty piano.
He took his seat beside her. They
chatted voiy gayly. After waiting a
few minutes, which to him seemed
hours, he became impatient and long-
ed to imprint a chaste kiss upon her
ripe and pouting lips. With the view
of carrying out his design, he let hi?
arm ciicJé her waist furtively, and,
as he was drawing her. close to him-
self, she objected to being disturbed
until her little work was finished;
but ho insisted; She made* motion
to shove him off, as girl are said to
do generally. " This motion proved
fatal to her happiness and his life.
He became impetuous, and,, drawing
her to him with much violence, the
heedle^_which waa caught in her
thimble* got between them, the point
toward his heart.
It entered, and as he was about to
imprint a kiss of love upon her lips,
his own became ashy pale, his vigor-
ous grasp relaxed, and the fire of
love died out, as if by a celestial puff
at the moment of contact. He sick-
ened, fell back on the sofa quite help-
less. The young lady was much
alarmed, and ran for assistance* The
family all ran into the.room^and pro-
ceeded to open his shirt collar, think-
iughe was in a fainiing fit, and that
the usual restoratives-would suffice.
In undoing his vest it was found that
the needle had penetrated his side
very deeply, «'circumstance which
the yonng lady never noticed In her
fright. The doctor was sent for. He
administered what remedies he could.
Partial consciousness was restored,
and the young fellow enabled to
talk. The 6cene betwen him and his
first, last love was extremely affect-
She wept like one who feels that all
happiness on earth is lost, and he
seemed to regret her loss, and not
his own condition. He consoled her
by saying that sho would soon get
another lover to fill his place, who
would be morn worthy of ber than ho
could hope to be, and who would
make her happy. This but increas-
ed her sorrow. She sank down upon
tho floor beside him and cried aloud.
When; bo was becoming worse, and
the doctor give the emphatic opinion
that ho could not live, she started
suddenly to her feet, and running
into another room swallowing a heavy
dose of laudanum, which was kept
there for the uso of a young member
to the family that was sick. It was
some time before she was discover-
ed, and it wa3 with the utmost diffi-
culty 6he was brought back to con-
ciousness. Tho first word she utter-
ed were, "Oh, wbero is he 1 Let me
go to him; I will be with him-" At
the same instant the young gentle-
man was resigning his spirit into tbe
hands of its Maker in an adjoining
Ho died about ten o'clock.
• Short and to the Point.
This is tho way tho editor of the
Boise City (Idaho) Chronicle intro-
ces his paper:
arted a paper.
Principles—Democratic to the hilt.
Object—To make a living.
Office—On main street about three
hundred yards below the Overland
Hotel, opposite an old oyster can in
And we'll run it or ''bust."
The total amount of land disposed
of at the land office in Dakota City,
Neb., during the month of July,
1869, was' 33,610 acres. Total cash
receipts, $8,781 17.
Virginia has a coal bed 100 feet
\ (Writtan for the Comtry®* .
- Loves of the PoeCa.'
No one, who thinks it a pleasant
exhibition of a kind, true woman's
heart, when they hear one woman
defend and speak well of another—
an art not often exhibited in this
christianized, civilized age; where
tho best woman seems to bo thp one
who con discourse the most loudly in
regard to her own merits, and die
sad condition of every , o
—can read,.fexcept with a feeling of
intensa .gratification, Mrs, Jameson**
tirade against Dean Swift, ia. her
tribute to the tender,
devoted, Belf sacrificing love of Sfolfafr
and Vanes3a||forhim. Bothladieaso
highly cultivated and intelligent, it
seems as though either of-them might
have added luster to the life of a
more than ordinary man, and yet Dean
Swift in his insane selfiaheness, first
neglected, and then as it were thrust
them heart-broken into an early,'
unhonored grave; thus blindly de-
priving himself of a love, whi§Ji so
rarely granted to man, yet gilds and
glorifies his life, the more, should di-
sease invade the citadel that holds
the springs which move his 6oul
Mra.*Jame8on in her own woman
ly nature, forgetful, in her'deuce of
vindicating the . ladies who loved,
Dean Swift, that thehrcbieftest glory
consists not in that they were loved,
bnt that they loved, woman' like at-
tacks Dean Swift in his personal
style and appearance—forgetting that
the noblest, the best woman are not
won by an outside show or exterior;
but by that subtile essence which
emanating fiom a gifted mind seizes
upon the faculties of their soul and
leads them captive to the car of their
conqueror, the man they love. What
are looks or the excellencies of feature
to them I Though the shrine at which
they worship may be rude; though the
casket in which is held the jewel
whose brilliancy illuminates their,
pathway through life may be coarse,
they thiuk not of that; they only
feel the life giving, bouI revivifying
heat that comes to their hungry
hearts from all that the world holds for
them, all that life has to offer them;
though still like Mrs. Jameson, they
can find fault with and make merry
over the - looks, acts and personell of
another's love, never seeing .aught in
their own idol, but what is good,
pleasant and attractive, so much so,
that the dear creatures grow jealous
of any woman, who stopping, may
look at their God. They so fear
that she may covet and so steal some
jewel from off his person—bome at-
tribute of which he is possessed, and
for which they, in their fond vanity,
think they love him, and should not
be disturbed in their love.
Mrs. Jameson, says, that Dean
Swift through the solo power of bis
wit and intellect—inspired with a
most passionate attachment two love-
ly women not half his own age.—
Could a more noble, grand compli-
ment be paid to a man than this 1
Ohl thou great spirit of sympathy
whom my lone, lorn hoart has so long
striven to invito to a lodgement in
my beading soul, so animate me, so
pour upon me the essenso of thy di-
vine self, that I may draw to me—
may gather to myself, some tender,
loving, sympathizing heart, who may
disperse for me these cold and dread-
fid clouds that so oppress my soul—
that maks so dreary for mo the life
I lead. Oh! love, sweet love! let me
not linger on as I now livo; lot but
one shadow from thy wing fall on ray
heart and light the Bad, tbe lonely
path I tread, and I shall be content.
* Memoirs of the Loves of the Poets, hy
Mrs. Jumcson—published by Ticknor &
t Esther JohnBei).
fTo be continued.]
Things are changing all around.
Not only has carpet-baghsn becll
thrashed out in Virginia, and Radical-
ism, despite the endorsement of the
administration, been buried in Ten-
nessee under a 50,000 majority, but
here is tho Mormon candidate beaten
for the first time in the annals of
Polygamia by certain of the Gentiles
at a late election in Utah. Verily
these relics of barbarism arc having
a hard time.—Lexington Observer.
«•Big Lousy" ia the beautiful and
poetical nppillation bestowed by the
Omaha people upon tho Council
*tartled -japt mül^ by 4
report that a negra who had be«n lit
jail \& "áW¡Éítf-bad
report was soon verified by the dis
covery of the negi^Vbody in an old
fit¥ «*th of Hm town* A
number of our. citizen^ went, to tho
place,, and our toWnsmánr A. J.
Lytle, brought the corpsinto town.
to hold an inqdeat, in the crane of
which the followiiig. facto-Wore de-
veloped. Tho negra ted beet*
caught in the sot of attempting «
rape upon the pemon of a litti* white
girl only six yews old* in thaaonth
part of tbia county. Tho<frmndaot
*hp ¿hiUe mother, whois t widow*
wished to infiiet aiaatttey vengeaaea
upon tho besái s* it* t«m IrrtUfeto
prevented by > «he ladj& entreaties^
and ths j>apo..w 4if>ij|l la thin
plac^and deposited invito await
tho .procesar of Jho civil few. pi*
Suu^ay mornhig. bowovei^i^ppenr-
ed that no such delay *4uld beuyi-:
dured;, as between, the hoUr, ,©£
twelve and two, a: party af «Mn,r
disguised and with mask*, called an
Mr; Gray, who ha* .charge of tho'jail
in Mr. Sam Walker's absence SD¿
compelled him to open thtdgboiof
the prison.; They then toek tho no-¡
gro to tbe place where his body was.
found and shot him to death. The .
body showed two gun shot , wounds,
one passing through the body: jw>t-
under the right- sbou]d r blade, the
other t¿rotagh the left aq* Thn.
skull waa broken by a blow of some
weapon.. Tbe jaSor Bays all
the parties who p&Eticipa&d in the-
afiair were unknown to hiiS.-^
We cannot justify, tynchlaw in n.
country like onps, where the civil
authorities .are bc)th able and wiHipg
to do their duty in punishing c^imi"
nals, but if there ever was ~a case,
which called for-speedy and certain,
vengeance, this waa of that character.-
We hope our county does not shelter
another such fiend as the. one who.
haa just received this sudden punish-1
ment, but if so, let him take warning.
[Jackson (Ky.) Purchase, I5th¿
boys and Tonta atcar.
The practice of allowing- bo^s lo'r
spend their eveniiiga ln the atreefsXs
one of the moat ruinous, dangerous
and mischievous things possible.—-
! Nothing so speedily and surely .marks
their course downward. They, ac-
quire under cover of. night; an un-
healthy state of mind, vulgar and
profane language, obscene practices,
riotous bearing, indeed it is in the
streets, after night fall, that boys ac-
quire the education and the capacity
for becoming rowdy, dissolute men.
Parents do you believe, it? Will yoú
keep your children at home at nightB,
and 6ee their home is made pleasant
Of all classes of human beings,
large boys are most negleccd. Tho
babies are pets, and little children
are cunning, smart, or beautiful. A
large girl is an object of special inter
est and attention: sweet sixteen real-
ly charms every one. Fathers and
mothers bend every circumstance to
introduce her properly among her.
sebiore, and society receives her with
due respect. Bat a boy from four-
teen to eighteen' years ia hardly
known. And yet, those years are
he most import lint and criti-
cal in bis history. For, within hinf
burn all the new-born hopes and as-
pirations of unfolding man-hood—
Spread before him are tho thousand
activities of life, at once inviting'
and bewildering. Sin in its deformi-
ty and vhrture in its foveliAees are Ctf
every band. His choice of habits, of
occupation, or principles, involves
vast consequences, far-reaching as
life itself. In such an hour-bow ho*
needs a friendly hand to grasp his,-
and a Voice to whisper Counsel in his
ear I And when others foteaké, ta it
atrange that he shoofd éctepl the
vile? inexperienced, fa it sn^#onder
that be should prefer the bitteir to the
sweetl Oh, it is by neglect it this
juncture of lifo, that e6 many thous-
ands are rumed.
A young man basno trasirieas with
socitey that is not gentle, refined and
educated, and he has nó business in
such society Unless he is abo refined,-
educated and gentle, of Becking to be¡
Let b'hs set to Work artxioücly td
educate himself id the useful arts, lot
the sciences ar.d in tho fino arts, if ho'
please, and with the time and patietierf
which this Self-culture requires, will
come all the society he will Care for.
Watf until you are good for some-
thing to good society, and good socie-
ty will demand you soon enough.—
This is, moreover, the secret of sue
cess in this couutrv
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