The Texas Countryman. (Bellville, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 25, Ed. 1 Friday, June 29, 1866 Page: 2 of 4
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j. 1'. OSTElíHOTT, PhopkietOB.
FRIDAY, JUNE 29th. 18GG.
The following persons are authorized
agents for "The Countryman,'' and will
receive subscription* and advertising, and
receiot for moneys duo this office:
J. Ji. Daniel, Houston.
W: P. Doran, Galveston.
Wharton & Sandclift', 115 Common St.,
G. W. Johnson, San Felipe*.
To Oar Patrons.
DURING- thp publication nftliln notice tho un
«Iniviptuert vacate tho chair editorial, and the Mama
will bo occupied by u person who desires to be
incotr. All r.ionoyij may bo paid to tho undersign
ud or to our pnblisher.
May 25,1860. J. P. OSTBRIIOUT.
regular U. B. mail under
At Last.—Wo aro now to have a
a now ar
Tho mail leave Bren-
ham for Richmond, passing through
IjullvillS, Mondays nr«d Thursdays.
The return mail leaves Richmond on
Mo-ndriys and Thursdaysfor Brenhára.
írlP Wonder who tho Bastrop Ad
vcrtiscr employg to write editorial
notices for him? Friend "Billy,"
the noxt time you íilch from the
"Countryman without proper credit,
Ave'll '"'present our bit I."
Fenians ! Fenians /—Considera-
te excitement prevailed on Monday
night last among the above clays. A
■meeting was hold en at tho Court
House in this place, and w«s very
largely attended. At least three-
fourths of those in attendance joined
the expedition of Captains O'Null
and McVoid. We understand that
they are to rendezvous at the mouth
of "Salt liivct,V in Kentucky.
Evein* one recollects the story of
the ''black sheep," when the shepherd
told the philosopher that every flock i
had a black sheep. So it is with
cats'; every house has at least one.
though very few can boast of a bob-
tailed one. i J v * ■"
conductors' can present * over ' 3*6 writes from Hétof^Mead thiif poficy, «^tto peopl* ofour Statey
labors of one individuar who lia to some ofourboys have surreptitiously, and,! believe, of the entire South
A g6od local or county paper4s a
want and a necessity of cvary cbm;
nnmity. Tmy cannot always febril
petol^ii city papers of large circu-
lation, in price, in quantity of read-
ing matter, or in that varied talent
which a whole corps of editors and
The "Bfrb*tailed Cat."
Personal."-We had the honor of a
call from tho former editor of the
Countryman yesterday, hnd were
utterly confounded at the change that
«•i few days have brought aboút. In-
stead of the handsome, goodJiumored
countenance he usually presents; we
met one of gloom, despondency, mis-
ery, wo, sorrow, chagrin, despair and
disappointment. The " Countryman"
is beaten, demolished, cleaned out,
used up, annihilated, and, from his
dreams of future grandeur, hé has
had a terrible, and heart-rending
awakening. Requeiscat inpacc.
Thank*.?r-We know, but probably
every body else does not, that tho
most gentlemanly and accommodating
folio * in the \y orle!, hasn News Dep<jt
and general accommodating office on
Market St., Galveston. IJis name
is J. E. Mason, ami if you call and
Pee him you will find that we have
not begun to do jji'.n justice.
We are under obligations for latí
New York and New Orleans papers
and hope to continue to bo placed un
der renewed ones.
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We glauced out of our ofiice win-
dow tLis morning and discovered a
large "circus-like tent" in Brookehire's
yard,—on inquiry, we J earned that
Patrick. was in town,—weimipedi
ately hunted that popular artist up,
and found that ho had "cast his teltf"
amoogst us for tho purpose of "facing"
<ha citizens of Bcllvillq aud vicinity.
He kindly offcredvtojfoca us as well
as tho , whole, "Countryman family,"
and Ifvpu ¿¿n't. believe that lie has
done so handsomely, ¿call up , to the
office and see.' Our friends now have
an opportunity orf which they have
been dqbaiTed For several years—that
,of having their photographs taken
i by a good artist. Doi) t tail to ciih
ui'd I'xamino Jús specimens and sal-
work unaided and alone! Yet the
city paper pan not take the place.of
the country paper in narrating tho
many local incidents which give life,
spice and vivacity to the local herald
of a town or county. If any thing
worthy of note occurs, the county pa-
per must notice it and give an ab-
stract of all public demonstrations.—-
The proceedings of our courts, th
results of elections, the marriages,
deaths, conventions, public meetings
and every thing else of local note all
find place within its columns if pro-
perly prepared and .laid before the
publisher. Beside these there are
many things of a business character
in the advertisements which make a
local paper quité a desirable,periodi-
cal visitor in every family. The
Court and Election Proclamation!,
Sheriff's sales, Executors,-Adminis-
trators and other leg.ál notices, public
vendues «and private sa¡les, besides a
hundred other things which our met
chailts, manufacturers and business
men are constantly spreading before
the public, all find, their proper place
within tho columns of the local paper
and by many are perused in quest of
the very information thus made pub
lie. .A count^ like orirs stands
in need ot these things as well as
another, though a publisher has a
much harder task to perform than in
one with greater population —
Abstracts of State and National affairs
and as much general reading matter
as space will admit arq always given
but the readers of a local paper must
not forget that in small counties the
advertisements are the publisher's
main chance for support and the best
way to get more reading mattér is to
increase his circulation, pay up back
dues and enable him to "make ends
meet" without a resort to begging or
encroachment upOii the rights of oth
ere. Local affairs of public interest
.should be freely, communicated from
various neighborhoods, and thus an
interest would be kept up which
would make every subscriber feel,
that his county paper was not a need
loss expense, but a necessity.^vhich
he must have, independent of all oth-
er expenses for literature, news,
scieiieo or fancied luxuries. The
county paper should be well sustain-
ed and if every one could feel a will-
ingness to aid in such an important
desideratum, its cost would be but a
small matter, but would always be
promptly paid in advance.
maliciously, feloniously and by force
of arms, decoyed, "hooked* or other-
wise removed, a "bob-tailed cat"
from the premises of Mr. —, of
Hempstead, and calls on us to exert
our influence to have him returned.- —
Well, we called on the ^sus-pecte
party" and were coolly informed that
there had been a "darned sights of
"bob-tailed cats" stolen during the
last week, and that we must caH on
some of the candidates- for further
The Election -
So far as' heard from thero is? ho
doubt that Johnson is elected Coun
ty Judge | T.H.Luhu, Sheriff; Bell,
Treasurer; Matthews, County, and
Goode, District Clerks, and Glenn,
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The vote focSupreme Court stands
at this box: Smith, 197 j Wil|ie, 95;
Cleveland, 64 ; Coke, 69 ; Donley,
76; Bell, 96; Joiies, 66 j Stéadman,
56.; CaláwéÜi 52. . ,t ;(
For District Judge: Shropshire,
81: Karcqurt, 72 ; Atkins, 37.
D. strict-Attorney^hompsbn, 129 ;
Timmons, 4S+~Joues, 7 ; WiKiams,
o • :■ . ' \ M-> ,I;
It is impossible tot tis to rnafe^e á
certain estimate, q ;iiig.to f.íio iui?atÍ3-
fictorv return! .
> The Academy
Wo hud the pleasure of being pre-
sent. at the Academy building on last
Friday, and must say that, with
every one else, we were extremely
gratified, 'Most of the pupils had
never appeared before in a public ex-
hibition, but all did credit to them-
selves and their preceptor. But it did
not require any public exhibition to
convince our community that we had
the best school in the pouutry ; every
parent or- guardian who has sent
children to Prof. Prouty knew that.
We ought to congratulate ourselves
on having such a man in our midst,
and encourage him under all circum-
stances to remain with us. We cer-
tainly cannot fill his place.
HENRY WARD BEECHER.
The following is the concluding
paragraph of a sermon delivered by
him to his congregation in Plymouth
I am as strong as ever in the con-
viction that the true result of the war
must be recoguized. Whatever went
into the Constitution on accouut of
slavery must come out; and what
was kept out on account of slavery
must be put into our organic law—
and I have believed and labored lor
this as stronglv and longer than
many of you. But I -have felt that
it should be done in the ^pi'it of lovo,
not in hatred. X consider the doc-
trines brought forward in the House
of Representatives by Mr. Stevens—
though followed in their entirety,
thank God ! by very few—I think
thcin to be the doctrines of Belial,
leading to destruction. The North
had a chancy, to show grace,, and love
and magnanimity. How I longed to
see it! Both OongreSs and. the Presi-
dent should have been pressed to
Union. I had hoped to see the
North showing her superiority in
Christian nobleness and generous for-
giveness. But I have been disap-
pointed. It has not been done. You
can no more change, rebels to loyal
men by casting them out and turn-
ing them away,, than you can convert
the wicked by building up i wall of
separation between them aud the
good—shutting them out from the
wry influences that should be brought
to bear upon them. "If thine ené-
my linngei,feed him; if he thirsts,
give him drink; for, in s) doing,
thou shaltheap coals of fire upon his
lieajd. Be not overcome of evil, Ibut
overcome evil with good." There,
go ; vote that. You have been talk-
ing it long enough; 4<> it. You have
it Tons: enou
been praying it long enough ; try it.
HAILE WITH ,'ji'UE PEESI-
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Ilaiie, writiugfrojn Wellington tohis
paper (he Mobile Times, gives the fol-
lowing account of an interview he hacl
yvith tho 'Presidept:
l'rvsidenj Johnsop lield a^reception
last eyejiing (the ).<5th) whichl.had
tho honoj: t,o attend,accompanied.\yith',
my friend Bt-—, of Alabama- Í was
Alabama Times, when I
cordially by the hand, as lio did irH',
jwidl'saidr t* *
"(Jood evening, Mr. President; 1
am gratified- to have the honor of be-
"And I am glad to meet you, sir ;
your paper is published in Mobile, 1
"Yes, your Excellency; aud I am
happy to say endorses you and your
ui am glad to hear yew say that, I
feel encouraged by such remarks."
"Yes, Mr. President, we are your
friends, and are satisfied aud pleased
with your policy, and I am happy to
havo the honor to say this to you in
"And I am as glad to hear it; and
sir, we must go through with it on
thatline!" * ;
: I havo given the conversation ver-
batim. The President looks some-
what careworn, and no doubt the du-
ties of his office (which are at present
unenviable) are weighing upon him.
about 10 han<Js>
high, has no
brand, scar on the left
fore arm, about nine years old. Any
information about said horse may be
obtained by applying to mo at my
residence near Hempstead, and tli"
owner can have said horse by prov-
ing- property anu pacing charges,
Hempstead, June 2'5th, 3800.
Wa-'ico of Fásal ¡Séiilczncnt-
THE ' STATE ) In County Court,
OF TEXAS, [ To July
County of Austin. ) Term, 18G6.
John P. Key,'administrator of the
estate of Jesse Fan ell, deceased,
having filed his account for final set-
tlement of said-succession : this is,
therefore, tn give notice to all per-
sons who may be interested, to be
and appear at the July Term of
the County Court of Austin County,
to be held at Bellvillc, on the last
Monday of said month, A. D., 1866,
then and there 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 9th dav of June, A. IX. 1866.
JOHN R. CAMPBELL,
C. C.C., A. C.
By Z. W. Matthews* Deputy.
june29-f25-4w.—p'd $5 00 specie.
JAMES S. BAILEY & CO.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
&c, &.C., ÍCC.
Orders from the country solicited.
gTRAYED OK STOLEN fr«n
the su^scribor, living ia,Cat-
sprinCs, on or nb« ut the 1st of<
May, last, a BLACK MULE with
a big lmnp on one ídde, iibout tea years
old—branded K on tho shoulder. Tho
above reward will bo paid in specie for
the return of the mule to F reter at.
Catsprings, or one h'filf tho «mount for
information loading-to his recovery.
June OA, 1860.—
Notice of Final Settlement
THE STATE OF > In County Court,
TEXAS, V To July Term,
County of Austin. ) 1866.
J. W. Tottenham, administrator of
the estate Wilhelin Johnicl^, deceased,
haviug filed bis account' for final settle-
ment of said succesbion: this is, therefore,
to give notice to all persons who may be
interested, to be and appear at the July
Term of - the Count,, Court of Austin
Jounty, to be held at Bellville, on the last
londay of said .in<mth, A. D., 186*5, then
and there to éoMeit said account, if they
purposMo- to do.
Given Under my hand and the impress ot
the seal of said Court, the 8th day of Julie,
A. D., I860.
i JOHN E. CAMPBELL,
j' yi\ ■ 'j Ci C A. C.
my menu ü1 , ot Alabama- i was g. \\T. Matthews, Deputy,
formally introduced to him as of the !unel5-f¿3-r t —y'd $5.on ppcKo
THE STAtE QiT TBI
ETTlERS of'administration hav-
ing been grauted to mo at the April-
Terra, A. D., 1806, of the Probate
Court, in theal>ove county and State,-
on the estate of Wyatt Ivy, do cased, -
all person indebted to said eht'te are
hereby notified to come forward and •
settle; and-all persons li ving claims-
against said estate are hereby notified*
to' present theiti for Settlement.
WILLIAM KOLB, Adm'r. -
, pístate of Wyatt Ivy.
, june8-f2á-6w—p'd$4,0Ó-$l due
THE STATE OF TEXAS: )
County of Austin. )
ETTERS of administration liav-
ing been granted to me at the March
Term, A. D., I860, of the Probato
Court, in the above county and State,
on the estato of Michael and Ellen
Powers, deceased, all persons indebt-
ed to said estate are hereby notified
to come forward and settle ; and all
persons having claims against said
estate are hereby notified to present
them for settlement.
WILLIAM BONIS, Adm'r.
Estate of Michael and Ellen Powers.
~W. A, UIcDABE & Co.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Have constantly on hand,
everything in the Grocery line.
a Livery Stable at
tho above place,
where ho hopes to
be able to supply n want demanded by tlio
public. Horses, linggies and Carriages
always on hand. TruVellers visiting any
point on tho railroads, can leave their
horses at this Stable with full confidence
that they will be well cared for. Charges
v G. B. DIXON.
The IFilion Is Restored!!!
Determined to keep even
step to.the music of these eventful times,
are now- receiving a new aud splendid
SPRING & SUMMER
exactly suited t«> the want*, tastes nnd
Wishes of Caiulidnt.es, Voters, Ladies,
Mothers, Wives, Daughters, Children.^
Freedmen and Freedwoman; to fill of
who : they wish to SELL on very reason-
aWe terms. Among their DRY GOODS
t.hey have every variety, and style, nneh
.is Jilaek Silk, Muslin; Lawns, Organdies,
Ginghams, Poplins, Calicoes, Cottonades,
the very latest st>le and finish. Andan
abundant supply of
SUCH AS GENTLE-gj,
men's fine silk aud cotton
ITndcrBhirts, Coats, V ests
Pants, Shirts, Collars, &e..
with Hats, Boots, Shoes, Gait-
ers, Slippers, to.inutcíu
They have also a general variety of mis-
cellaneous articles, such as horse collars,
hames, chains, horse brushes, curry-combs,
cloth pins, indelible and writing inks,
school books, stationery, hoes, cooking
utensils, pottery, oils, turpontine, paiuts.
Patent Medicines, saddle bags, preserved
fruits, oysters. Aud a large variety of
And in fact so many things that if they
were all enumerated there would be no
room 'eft in The Countryman to announco
candidates. CJome and see us ; we make-
no charge for showing our goods.
Bellville. May 4th, '66-fl7-tf
WOOL BUYER \
Commerce St. (next door to T. M, Bagby )
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Osterhout, J. P. The Texas Countryman. (Bellville, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 25, Ed. 1 Friday, June 29, 1866, newspaper, June 29, 1866; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth180242/m1/2/: accessed April 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.