The Texas Countryman. (Bellville, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, March 9, 1866 Page: 3 of 4
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"DIDN'T THAT MAN SUF-
TÜe Knoxville correspondent of
llie ÍTashvilIe Banner **ets off the fol
lowing good thing oa Old Brown
Knoxville, Jan. 9, 1S66.
There are few East Tennesbeeans
who do not know John Fleming, of
this county, a lawyer of much sharp-
ness, with a good practice, and. as
far as I can learn, of undoubted loy-
alty. Well, John tells a most amus-
ing anecdote of our reverend Gover-
nor, which is too good to bp lost, and,
' what is more to tho point, he gives it
as coming from Andy Knott, who is
also a well known citizen, and one
who bears a good record for consis-
tent loyalty. The pith of the matter
is contained in a description of
Brownlow's terrible sufferings anc
martyrdom, of which the world ha«
heard so much for the past two
A few months ago Brownlow suet
Sieed, Orozier and Reynolds for darr-
ages, and recovered $25,000, In the
Circuit Court at Knoxville, causing
the property of these gentlemen to be
sold out, and buying it in at his own
price; property that would, in all
probability, in peaceful times, have
brought that amount of the judgment.
After all this occurred, Squire Knott
meets Fleming, who was one of the
Governor's lawyers (by the way they
are all Col. Heiskill's constituents.)
on Gay street, and accosts him thus:
"Well, Fleming, I suppose you
succeeded in recovering $25,000
damages for Gov. Brownlow for and
on account of his sufferings as a Un-
ion man V*
Fleming—"Yes, Andy, we had no
trouble, and could have recovered
$50,000 just as easy, if we had laid
Knott—"Well, John there'e no
telling how much that man suffered.
When he was put in jail at Knoxville,
I was in there for my Unionism also,
■with about one hundred others.—
We ate bull beef and sour bread, and
slept on the muddy floor without
cover, while Brownlow had a feather
bed to sleep on, and had chicken,
coffee, warm biscuit, and anything
his family and friends desired to
send him. Great God! Fleming
didn't hi suffer / Directly we were
.all sent to Mobile and Tuscaloosa,
and treated worse than damnged dogs,
while Brownlow was furnished with
a guard to protect him from rebtls,
and sent safely through the lines to
Abraham's bosom. Great God!
Fleming, didn't that man sujfer f
Well, we lay in prisou and came
darned nigh starving and being eat
up with vermin, itch, etc., while
Brownlow collected half a dozen East
Tennesseeans in Yankee land, or-
ganized a traveling menagerie, and
(showed at fifty cents a night, children
and niggers half price, and made lo s
of money and kept it all himself, and
never fed his animals at all. Flem-
ing, Great God, did you ever hear of
such suffering? Then ho wrote a
book—an abolition book—and sold
an interest in the copyright for $10,-
000 in cash, and the d——d rebels
then sent his family through the lines
to him, where they were all feted,
toasted and lionized. Fleming, how
could mortal man endure such suffer-
ing? No sooner had old Burnside
taken East Tennessee than he and
his family were sent back home, the
United States Government%urnishiog
ambulances, teams and guards fcr
them. When he reached^ Knox-
ville, he took posspssit n of the Ci s-
ton;-House as pp< c.alTrt asury Agent
at a salary, end appointed a set of
"revenue aids." and he collected
about $80,000 worth of abandoned
rebel property, which has nover been
accounted fox to this day. Great God,
Fleming, didn't that man suffer 1
An Important Order.~The fol-
lowing order has been issued by the
Quartermaster General i
Officers on duty in the several mili-
tary departments are hereby instruc-
ted that General Order No. 77, frmn
this office, d«ted December fifteenth,
eighteen hundred and sixty-five, are
not to be so construed as to authorize
the seizure of animals which being
branded "O. S.," are not shown to
ever have been in possession of the
United States, or to have been includ
ed in any surrender of the rebel
P. BYRNES. J. W. PERRINE.
Byrnes & Perrtne,
Arc prepared to do all kinds of work in
heir line at short notice, such, at ironing
WAGONS, CARRIAGES and BUGGIES,
making and repatHig
PLOWS, SHOEING HORSES, etc.,etc.
They also announce that
W. T. DODSON,
WAGON AND CARRIAGE MAKER,
occupies a portion of the same Shop. Hg
is prepared to make and repair
WAGONS, CARRIAGES, BUGGIES,
gow stocks or other worji in his line.—
eing in the same house occupied by
Byrnes & Perrinc, as a blacksmith shop,
they are prepared to work together for the
accommodation of customers.
When we are laboring uqder any
physical malady, we see everything
tirough a distorted medium. We are
no longer masters of ourselves, but the
the victims of a distempered imagi
NE IV ADVERTISEMENTS.
Notice of Final Sottlement.
THE STATE OP ) In County Court
TEXAS, • >To March Term,
County of Austin ) 1866.
THE fir.al account of Rebecca Paine
with her husbai d, R. T. Paifie, ad
ministry tors of the Estate of Joseph
Chambers deceased, will bo acted upon
at the March Term. A D., 1866, of the
County Court of said County ; all persons
wto may be interested, will ue and ap-
pear at the said Match Terin of the
County Court of Austin County, to be
held at Bellville, on the last Monday
said month, A. D., 1806, then and there
t o centest said account, if they see pro
[L. S.] Given under my hand and the
impress of the seal of an id Court, the 1st.
day of March, A. D., 1866.
By order of the Court.
JOHN R. CAMPBELL,
C. C. C. A. C.
By Z. W. Mattews, Deputy.
marij-t8-4t.—p'd $5,00 specie.
Notice of Final Settlement
THE STATE OF ) In County Court,
TEXAS, >To March Term,
County of Austin. ) 1866.
rjlHE final account of J. O. Wade,
A admiuistratoi of the Estate of Wm.
Wade, deceased, will be acted upon at
the March Term, 1866, of the County
Court of said County, all person who
may be interested, will be and appear
at the said March Term of the County
Court of Austin County, to be held at
Bellvillo, on tho last Monday of said
month, A- Dm 1866, then and there to
contest said account, if they see proper.
[L. S.] Given under my hand and the
improes of the seal of said Court, the 28th
day of February, A. D. 1866.
By order of the Court.
JOHN R. CAMPBELL,
C. C. C A. C.
By Z. W. Matthews, Deputy.
mar:i-iy-4t.—p'd $5,00 specie.
LETTERS of Administration bav
ing been granted to the undersigned,
at the January Term, A. D., ÍSGG,
of the County Court of Austin
county, upon the ebtate of D. E,
Bartley, late of Hempstead in said
county, deceased; all persons hav
ing claims against said estate are
required to present them, duly au-
tLenticated, to the undersigued, with-
in the time prescribed by lawé
Hemps'ead, March 2, 1860.
ADA BARTLEY, adm'x.
mar2-f8-Üt.—p'd $5 00 specie.
Notice of Final Settlement-
THE STATE ) In County Court,
OF TEXAS, [ To March
Couuty of Austin.) Term, 1866.
T. C. Clititt, administrator of the
estate of Mary H. Lynes, deceased,
having filed his account for final set-
tlement of said succession: this is,
therefore, to give notice to all per-
sons who may be interested, to be
jind appear at the March Term of
the County Court of Austin County,
to be held at Bellville, on the last
Monday of said month, A. D.. 1866,
then and tliere to contest said ac-
count, if they purpose so to do.
[L. S.] Given under my hand and
the impress of the seal of said Court,
the 28tJh day of February, A. D.,
18t6. Jiy order of tfie Court.
JOHN R. CAMPBELL, .
C. C. C. A. O.
By Z. W. Matthews, Deputy.
mor2-fR-4t—p'd í?5,0( specie.
RECEIVING AND FORWARDING
W. E. LTJHN,
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES,
hats, boots, shoes, crockery
PURSUANT to an order of the
Probate Court of Austin County,
made at the January Term, A. D.,
1866. I shall sell on the - first Tues-
day, (the 6th day,) in March next,
between 10 o'clock A. M., and 4 P.
M., at the Court House door, in the
town of Bellville in said County, at
public auction to the highest bidder
on a credit of twelve months, with
12 per cent interest from confirmation
of sale, Four hundred and four acr s
of land, more or less, belonging to the
Estate of J. T. Edwards, deceased.
Said land is situated about five miles
west from Bellville, on the road lead-
ing from Bellville to Travis aqd Bren
ham, and has between One and two
hundred acres improved and nnder
fence; ihe balance is timber land, the
most of which is suprior for cultiva-
Purchasers will be required to give
a mortgage on the land together with
good personal security aB the law ie
Bellville, February 9th, 1866
E. CLEVELAND, Adu'r.
of the Estate of J. T. Edward?, dee'd
feb9-f5-4t—Printer's fee 813,."0.
M. E. Burnett,
j. i. H. Burnett,
THE STATE OP TEXAS.
E. W. Seelhorst,
TIN, Copper, And Sheet-Iron Ware.
dealer in Parlor. Cookinar and Office Stoves.
Stove pipes and Tin Wave on hun«l or
made to order, on short notice.
Bellville, Texas, Jan. 26 -f3-ly.
B. F. ELLIOTT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
TAKEN up by J.
W. Boulden and E&.
frayed before I> D.
Nelson, Esqr., Beat
No. 8, on tho 27'li day of January,
A. D., 18GG, a deep sorrell Horse
years old, 15J hands high, branded
on the left shoulder, P.
Appraised at $75,00, February
9th, A. D., 1866.
JOHN R. CAMPBELL,
C. C. C. A. C.
By Z. W. Matthews, Deputy.
feb9-f5-3t.—paid $2 00,
Citation for £ub
To the Sheriff of Austin County, Qreetiug
WHEREAS, Martha E. Burnett,
Auatin county, has filed her petition
in the District Couit of said County,
HAS commenced business in this place.
He h.i s for sale
SADDLES, BRIDLES, GIRTHS,
HARNESS FIXTURES, ETC.
Work done on short notice with neatness
The trade supplied with materials,
(Opposite the Catholic C' urch,)
THE ljndersigned, formerly
of the RUSK HOUSE,
Houston, has opened a house in
Galveston, and is now prepared
to accommodate former customers and the
traveling public generally.
His furniture is new, and his table will
bo supplied with the best the Market af-
fords. M. F. THOMPSON.
W. H. Pearson,
Just received and is constantly receiv-
ing.. from New York city',
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, BOOTS,
SHOES, TOBACCO and CIGARS,
SUGAR, COFFEE, FLOUR,
and inuny other things too numerous to
His Btock is as good as apy in the mar
ket, and he is determined not to be under-
sold by nny other dealer.
LEFT my place three miles from Bell
ville, a bay horse, black mane and tail,
no white on him, five years old, 15 hands
high, had a small bell on with a felt strap,
branded I. V. on the left shoulder; a
small scar on the right shoulder; asear
on the left hind hock made by a rope.—
Ten Dollars will be paid for his delivery
to me, or halfthe amount for information
leading to his recovery.
Bellville, Feb 22tb, 1866.
.TAMES P. STOKES.
LETTERS of administration, tIc bonis
non, having been granted to the un-
dersigned, at the January Term, A D.,
1866, of the county court of Austin county,
upon the estate of Frank Lipscomb, late
of said county, deceased; all persons hav-
ing claims ogainst'said estate are required
to present the same for allowance within
the time prescribed by law. Bellvillo,
February 1st, 18f>6.
CHARLES A. HARRIS,
Adm'r., de bonis non, Estate of
FRANK LIPSCOMB, dee'd.
R. O. LOTE, Proprietor.
This favorite hotel
íb now open for the recep-
tion of Visitorfe, LADIES,
GENTLEMEN and FAMI-
LIES. The Proprietor, having thorough-
ly renovated the entire establishment, is
prepared, with clean beds and the BEST
FARE the Market afTords, to make his
B3^For the convenience of Guests leav-
ing by the Morning Trains, BREAKFAST
WILL COMMENCE AT HALF-PAST
SIX O'CLOCK. ,
A Trusty Runner will he on every Train to
take charge of Baggage.
against John I. H. Burnett, whose res!
deuce is unknown to petitioner, alleging
that un or about the 2d day of November,
A. D., 1866, petitioner and defendant were $
lawfully married; that they lived togeth-
er as man and wife, from eaid date last
aforesaid, until some t! o in the month
of June, A. D., 1869; vl'lc tliey
so lived together, defer:ta R studied
aud systematic manner i .Itest;.. a total
disregard for her feelings as a wife and a
woman, and was guilty of many excesses
and cruelties toward her; that, on or
about the day of ■■ - , A. D., 1859,
without ouuse, at their residence in said
County, defendant assaulted, and cruelly
whipped, beat, and ill treated her with a
stick or cudgel, thereby inflicting sore and
paintul bruises and Wounds upon her per-
son:, and also, drew a loaded gun upon
her and threatened to shoot her. 1 hat
thereafter, on the day of ■ ,'A.
D., 1859, defendant abandoned, and con-
tinues to abandon petitioner, with the in
tcntion of abandoning her forever. And
that thereafter, on the day of Novem-
ber, A. D., 186U, he intermarried in the
Couuly of Williamson, in said State, with
a woman by the name of ——Peti-
tioner allege that defendant's ill treat-
aiant and cr; .'lties toward her was net
occasioned b - ny fault of hers. She also
.aiieges thatth "e is one child, Joanna, the
issue of her b>: . a marriage with defendant.
In ciinaide /tion of tho premises, she
prays that <k* ndant be cited by publica-
tion, to appc:... at the next term of the
District Court, of Aultin county, to answ-
er this complaint; and that, at the hearing,
a decree may be rendered grauting her a
divorce from tho bonds of matrimony,
heretofore existing between herself and
her said huaba, d, and giving her the cub-..
tody and c trol of tier said daughter,
•Joanna She also prays judgement for
Cw.3t8, and for "eneral relief.
And, afiida " j having been made accord-
ing to law, tl ... the residence of said John
I. H. Burnet is unknown to petitioner,
you are therefore commanded, that you
summon him b\ publication, us the law re-
quires, to be and appear before the Honor-
able the*district Court, to beholden with-
in and for the couuty Austin, at the court
house thereof, in the town of Bellville, on
the 9th Monday alter the 1st Monday in
April, next, A. D., 1806; then and there
to answer tho petition of Martha E. Bur-
nett, a brief statement of which is ¡given
above. ^ '
Herein, fail not, but of this writ" with
your return thereon showing bow you
have executed the same, make due return.
Witness, J. R. Montgomery, Clerk, and
the S.eal of the District Court of Austin
connty, at office, jn tho town of Bellville.
This tho 24th day of January, A. D., 1866.
[L. S.] J. R.MONTGOMERY,
Clerk D. C. A. C.
By John W. Goode, Deputy.
Issued January 24th, A- D., 1866.
J. R. Montgomery, Clerk
By J. W. Goode, Deputy
Ben. T. Harris A. Chesley.
HARRIS & CHESLEY,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Austin County, Texas.
I. a. SEARCY.. - geo. w. carter TI. h. boone.
SEARCY, CARTER & BpONE,
Attorneys at Law.
GALVESTON and ANDERSON,
J. P. OSTERHOUT,
A T TORNE Y AT LA TV,
Austin Connty, Texas.
CoL 1. H. MURRAY, Proprietor.
tion of Visitors and travelers,
and every attention will be paid
to secure the comfov ofita guests,
me n call.
well known house is
open for the recep<
Received this writ February 1st, A. D.,
1866, and the same is ordered to be pub-
lisht d in the Texas Countryman, for four
successive weeks, previous to the return
dity thereof; as within I am commanded.
By ,T. H. Farr, Deputy.
Publication Fee,—$40 50.]
x LETTERS of administration on
tho Estate of John P. Atkinson,
deceased, having been granted to the
undersigned at the last January
Term, A. D., 1866, of the County
Court of Austin County ; therefore, *
all persons holding claims against
said estate are hereby notified to
present the same within the time
prescribed by law.
Bellville, Februnry ICth, 18CX
ISAAC N. WILSON, adrc'r..
M. A. WIL sini'x.
febl6-f6-6t,—paid C J.
LETTERS testamentary having
been granted to the undesigned at
the January Term, A. D., 1866, of
the County Court of Auptih County,
on tho estate of Henry Amtlior, late
oí said County, deceased, all poisons
having claims against the estate of
said testator, are required to present
the same for allowance within the
time prescribed by law.
Bellville, February 9th, 1866..
MARIE AMTHOft, y
fob9-fó-6t.~-paid #5 00.
ZHawtoti i of Partnership*
THE partner hip heretofore existing
6et#een H KRI8 & HAVANA UGH,
is this day dis; 'ved by mutual consent.
Either partner iauthorized to settle Ibo
husiuftss of the k.te firm.
Bellville, Feb. 2Jst., 1066.
CHAS. A. HARRIS, ^
CHA S. K A VAN AÜGH,^
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Osterhout, J. P. The Texas Countryman. (Bellville, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, March 9, 1866, newspaper, March 9, 1866; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth180226/m1/3/: accessed January 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.