Georgetown Watchman (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 5, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 27, 1869 Page: 1 of 4

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Editors and Proprietors*
The Negro Pwnued% Captured and
Killed—the Outraged Lady Fires
the Fatal shot.
Last week we gave the particulars
of the rape upon the person of Mts.
Sarah O Newland and stated that the
freedmao, George Crawford, who oom-
mitted the deed, escaped into Elm
Bottoms, and was lost sight of. Word
was brought to this town on last Satur
daj that a reward of one hundred
dollars had been offered for the ap-
prehension of the negro) and accord*
inglj a number of citizens started in
pursuit, among them Mr. J. B. Dun-
ean and Mr. Joseph Carter. These
gentlemen heard of a negro answering
the description of Geo. Crawford on
the road between Lewisville and
Gainesville, and proceeded as fast as
their hones oould carry them, to the
latter place, where they met Mr. Chas.
Burns, who joined in the pursuit, and
they finally found the negro on Red
river about eight miles beyond Gaines-
ville, at the residence of Maj. Rolf, to
whom he had engaged to work, hav
irg represented himself a dese ter :rom
the Federal camp at Fort Arbuckle.
He was at once arres ed, chained to a
horse and brought to the town of
Gainesville where he would have been
hung or shot but for the interference
of his captors who wen determined to
bring him baok alive. On Tuesday
evening laat be was brought to towo,
and obained to a post opposite the
Murphy Bouse. The excitement was
intense. An immense crowd gather*
ed round him, and cries of " Shoot
him," " hang him," greeted his ears.
Still the negro declared that he was
innocent, and affirmed that the guilty
party should be lashed to a post and
burnt. On the night of Tuesday last
he was taken to the unfortunate lady's
rosidenee and obained to a poet in the
kitehen. The freed man, feeling that
his last moments were approaching,
acknowledged that he committed the
rape, and in a long, fervent prayer to
his Maker, implored the forgiveness
of this "great sin that he bad ju*t
committed." About 2 or 8 o'clook in
the morning, while one of the guard*
slept and the other was out, Mrs
Newland approeched the negro who
bad been begging for a pistol witb
whieh to kill himself, snd he remark*
ed .* " Put it against my head " The
eraek of the pistol was then heard,
and the ball entered the negro's head
just above the left ear and passed
through. Before expiring the negro
•offered a great deal
Mr. Newlani, the husband, is a
discharged Federal soldier, and his
wife it the daughter of Mr. Farns-
worth, of this county, an honest in*
duetrious, respectable citizen-
Messrs. Cater and Duncan tender
'jtfce people of Gainesville many thanks
for their kindness and timely assist
Wo hear that Holford Prairie will
contribute a hundred dollars as re*
ward for the crest of the negro not-
withstanding no toward was offered.—
Denkm Monitor.
A reading people will b*oome a
thinking people, and then they are
capable of becoming a rational and a
Mention has already been made in
these columns relative to the death in
Patterson, N. J., of Mr. Eckerson.
The Patterson Guardian gives the fol*
lowing additional facts: A neighbor
who was engaged holding Mr. Eck*
erson after the symptoms of hydro-
phobia began to .manifest itself, gives
a touching incident of the last
scene. Just before his death, while
temporarily relieved from violent
spaemodio struggle, Mr. Eckerson de-
s red to see his wife before his death.
Requiring from four to six men to
hold him all the time, of course it
was not prudent, his wiia, being ill in
the other room, and even it she were
able, it was thought his dreadful con.
dition, held by men all the while to
prevent instant injury from his sud*
den fits or spasms, make her worse.
He begged and continued to entreat
them to let him look upon his wife
once more before he died, and finally
bis friends and neighbors could hold
out no longer, and consented to take
him to her, he expecting to die in the
next spasm, which he knew would not
be long delayed. He carefully wiped
off the froth which was foaming all
the while from his mouth lest any tf
it should get upon her, and closing
nis lips tightly with a desperate effort
was borne to her bedside. Bending
down his lips met those he had so ofU
en kissed in joy, love and holy affec-
tion. And then with one long look
upon a face he well knew he cngtu
not to ask to see again, he bade her a
last adieu. The strong men who
gazed upon the scene wept like chiL
dren as they saw the dying man, who
with lips still oompressed, signified
the necessity of being removed again
from her presence, and was then ready
to die. Shortly afterwards, in re-
newed paroxysm of the dreadful com-
plaints, death came to his relief.
Glanders in Human Subject.—
The medical journals report the case
of Mr. Eli Townsend, Montgomery,
Ala., who treated a horse having the
glanders. Mr. Townsend had, at
ihe time a soratob upon one of his
bands, through which his system be>
came innoculated with the poisot,
and after great suffering, he died in
fifteen days from the beginning of the
a'taet. A similar case has occurred
in the City of New York, where the
disease is very prevalent among horses
Shooting Affray.—A fatal shoot-
ing affray took place at Riohmond,
Fort Bend county, at 12 o'clook, M,.
yesterday, between Mr. James Bar-
net and Riohard Neeley, both of Fort
Bend county. Our informant states
that the difficulty grew out of a dis-
pute about the ownership of property,
or division of property belonging to an
estate in whioh they were both inter'
Mr. Barnet is said to have fired
drst. Eight shots were exohanged
at such close quarters as to set the
ulothes of Barnett on fire; one of
which shots pierced his breaat near
the heart, from which he died almost
instantly. Neeley was arrested on
the spot.—Houston Timet.
Washington, March 10,1869.
Editors Flake's Bulletin:
Dear Sir: The Reconstruction
Committee will hereafter, as I am
informed, require of every person
seeking removal of political disa-
bilities a petition in writing, signed
by the applicant. W ill you be kind
enough to give this a place in your
paper, and request your exchanges
in Texas to copy, so that those in-
terested may know what is required
and oblige
Your obedient servant,
A. J. Hamilton.
The President of the Waco
Bridge Company publishes a finan-
cial statement that the company
has received £36,855 H6 and paid
out $40,922 55 and calls lor $10,-
000 more. The bridge is rapidly
•pproachug completion.
At a late meeting of the American
Farmers, Institute, one mcm: er spoke
of having been down South lately,
and of having seen the favorable ef.
feets of using guano as a n anure.—
Mr. Greely replied that he believed in
ootton seed. A planter who sell* it
to buy guano makes a e e t mistake;
the cotton seed is worth more to the
Mr. Lyman said he wi hed to day
something about the use of phosphate
of lime. Our Southern brethren nre
more alive to the phosphates than we
are. They have bought a great deal
more. Yet in other respects their
farming is behind ours. That is a
mistaken policy. They are really this
year trenohing upon the fertility of
next year. The cotton is a peculiar
plant, and the effect of these concen*
trated fertilizers is to stimulate the
seed. You take ihe cotton plant and
stimulate it thus, it will throw out a
great deal of seed, and that will throw
out a great deal of fibre, but they do
it at the expense of the soil, and the
year to lowing they do not get the
size, though by the contiuued use
they may still get the cotton, so that
the continued use will run down the
lands snd unfit them fur producing
anything. It is a really false Btimu
lus—it galvanizes the land into a tern*
porary energy whioh lasts for two or
three years, and after that they be-
come less productive than when the
guano is first applied. We should
not encourage them in the purchase
of these manures. (Applause.)
Prof. Whitney—-It is the principle
in correct iarming to return to the
farm what we take away from itj it
is the custoia to supply the cotton
seed for the cotton plant, In our lat-
er dava cottou seed oil i* coming in.
to demand: WKn the cotton seed
oil will be made a stable article of
trade, it will be tecesary to use
the cotton seed for that. It is not
right to export it to Europe. If they
express the oil they should return
the pomace to the ground.
feel better; the Revenue Ae«
sessor just handed us an araesment
roll We thought it was to be pub-
lished, and we were wondering bow
the thunder we were going to get it
into our columns, when the Juni r
burst out laughing and said it was for
us to make out the list of our property
and income on. lncome*hell, we said !
Income ! Why its all outcome with
us, no income about it. The thing
is most as big as the News Boy and
would take a wagon full of lawyers to
tell any thing about it. Income, n.
come, income, income don't it sound
funny? Income. The idea of us
having any income ! No sir, not anv
INCOME. Its outoome, outcome,
outoome, u 11 now we aru busted.—
Jasper News Boy.
The Pilots of the Steamers
United States and America to
be Prosecuted.—The secretary of
the treasury has instructed the solici*
tor of that department to take the
necessary steps to secure the t-nfurof*
ment of the 12th section of the act of
1838 against the ji'ota of thesteamers
United States and America brcause of
the reient collision between those
vote's* and which resulted in so large
a loas of life. The section referred to
provides that" ever) oaptain, engineer
pilot or other person employed on
board of any steamboat or ves*e.s pro
pelled in whole or in part by steam,
by whose negligence or inattention to
his respective duties the life of any
person on board said vessel may be
destroyed, shall be deemed guilty of
manslaughter, and upon conviction
thereof, imposes heavy penalties."
A yoing gir at Meusrd, 111, is
haunted by a ghostly adtrer, who
tramps over the bona* unseen, opens
and shuts the doors, and bestows
Should be Stopped—A friend ot
ours says the practice of branding,
killing, eating and selling "Mavericks"
prevails very extensively in Wes err
Texas, stock raisers claim the right
to dispose of as many "Mavericks" as
they see fit, for of course some of their
calves are still unbranded, cannot be
fouod, and some person will brand
them* This practice has prevailed so
long that some people become impa-
tient and will not wait until the calf
is twelve months old or even weaned,
but run it entirely out of its rocus-
tomed range, and then brand or ki 1 it
This certainly giv^s room for unpr ne>
pled men to steal, whioh our friend
says is often done. He has seen men
brand and change the mark of grown
cows, not secretly, but in presence of
twenty men. This is of course in vi-
olation of law. "Art. 768, Every
person who shall alter or deface the
mark or brand of any horse, gelding,
mare or colt, mule, ass, or neat cattle,
or deface the mark of any sheep, goat,
or hog, not being his own property,
and without the consent of the owner
and with intent to defraud, shall be
punished in the same manner as if he
had committed a theft of such auimal "
while we are on the cow subject, we
will just mention that skinning anoth
er man's oow without his consent is
also illegal, ' Art. 769. If any person
shall remove the hide, cr any part
thereof, from any neat oattle not his
own, and without the consent of the
owner of said cattle, he shall be deem-
ed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on
conviction thereof, before any court of
competent jurisdiction, shall be fined
not less than twenty nor more than
fifty dollars.-— San Antonio Herald.
We learn from the Ja per News
Boy, that a foundry will soon be put
up at Woodville, in Tyler county
The engines, land and machinery
necessary, have already been purcha *
ed, and the building will soon be
commenced. That is a move in the
right direction. Tyler county
abounds with the very best of iron
and if the people there are once
aroused, they will denve the profits of
their energy.
The President's Official
Household —The personnel of the
President's official household for the
present is as follows : Gen. Porter
will have charge of the matter of ma
kinpr out appointments, General Ba«
deau will attend, is heretofore, to the
opening of the correspondence j Gen-
eral Babcock will have charge of all
applications ior and matters pertain-
ing to appointments to office—all
such applications will be promptly re
ferred to the several departments ;
General Dent will have control of all
arrangements for visiting the Presi
dent, interviews, presentations, and
the general charge of the reoeption
room—transacting the business of all
cnllers not absolutely necessary to be
sent to the President. A bulletin ot
all matters authorized to be made
public will be prepared each day and
furnished to all correspendents who
call foi it. The President and famih
will remain at their present residence
for some weeks yet, until the Exeou*
tive Mansion shall be in oomplete
readiuess to receive them*
A singular suicide occurred in
Mankato, Minn., on the 10th ult.—
Fred A Brandt, ex-sheriff of Brown
county, having made up his mind that
he had lived long enough in this
world, determined to go out like a
good fellow. He invited all of his
friends to a grand jollification, and
then, while singing a hilarious song
he drank off a goblet of liquor, in
which he had placed scrvchnine. He
evidently cribbed the idea from one
of Dumas' novels, where the hero
blows his brains out at the dinner ta
ble in the midst of bis invited guests.
(< Plow deep while sluggards sleep
and you'll have ooru to ceUaad to
A female prize fight, for $50 the
side, acoording to the rules of the ring,
took place on the 10th inst ,at Somer
ville, - ate of Massaohuette, The
female contestants were clad in the
conventional costume of gaiters, stock-
ings and drawers, and nothing else
save waterfalls and curls. Twentyr
one rounds were fought, and both
were severely punished.
At a late wedding in Boston the
flowers used on the occasion cost
German papers state that the whole
tract on which the oi y of St. Peters-
burg is built is sinking slowly but
with fearful regularity, and that at
the present rate it will be wholly sub>
merged in fifty yeaas* It is added
tha«. the Russian government is tak-
ing steps towards removing the court
to some other city.
A family in Olouoe*ter, Mass, were
lately o oned from eating cartridges,
which it was supposed had fed on
poisonous berries.
A young man in Wisconsin is taking
a novel bridal tour. He is drawing
his new wife to Minnesota and a home
on a hand sled.
The Texas Christian Advooate an-
nounces the decease of Rev. Hender-
son D. Palmer, one of the oldest
members on the Trinity Conference
of the M. E. Church, South.
The Tex><s Observer hays fifty cents
and one dollar per bushel is asked in
Navarro oonnty for ootton seed.
The town of Camden, Wilcox county,
Ala., was almost entirely destroyed
by fire on tho 4th inst. The loss will
exceed $100,000.
A Washington special of the 12th
to the Republican says : " Grant told
Hon W. Jasper Blackburn that he
oould resume and oontioue the publi>
cation of his paper (the Homer Iliad)
without molestation if there was power
enough in his administration, with
Gen. Sheridan's help, to protect
him. Gen. Longstreet, J. M. G.
Parker, Gov. A J. Hamilton, B ^u'ds
Baker and Major Ochiltree have been
photographed by Brady in a group as
'Southern loyalists." *
Mr. J. B. Gough, an old citizen of
Jasper county, Miss., was killed on
the 2nd inst, by the busting of his
mill rocks while grinding. A Mr,
Andrews was very badly injured at
the same time.
If a lawyer is in danger of starving
ia a small town or village he invites
auother, and both thrive'
Texas Cattle in Missouri.—The
Paris (Mo ) Mercury says : A drove
ot Texas cattle, numbering 300 head
passed our office last evening. They
were bought in by W. Green. F. J
Barbee sold a oar load of oxen, averag
ing 1,700 pounds each, to Mr. Weav
er. of Ohio, at 8}o.
Hon. James Armstrong has request
ed the Jasper Newsboy to withdraw
bis name for Governor, that paper
having placed his name at its mast-
head as a candidate for that position
Blackmore and Thompson, two
citizens of Mo., were found guilty of
the murder of Wilson, at the reeent
session of the District Court at Sher
man, were sentenced to be executed
oo the 16th of March —Belton Jour
The Jasper Newsboy, talking about
farming, says "if we were not so
drated lazy we would turn farmer our*
self." Unfortunately a good many of
our Texas boys are down with the
same complaint.
The Times says no person u now
allowed to visit the " Jefferson prison
era" without the special written
permission of Gen. Buell. No other
hanges or restrictions. Persons who
have visited them report the prisoners
well, and tiding patiently the time
for their deliverance. Col. Crump
has been very ill, but is now reported
convalescent. There hare been uo
arrests for three weeks.
To the various Temperance O rganisav
tions iu Texas:
1 am direeted by the Temper-
ance Organization here, to suggest to
you, our oo* laborers in the great cause
of Temperance, that our efforts would
be muoh more euooessf ul, if we would
unite in one Organisation. To ccouro
this union, we fcave celled a Tender*
anno Convention to be cooapoccd of
two delegates from evety Temperance
organization or Society in the 8tate,
to be held in our Half in Columbus,
on the 1st Thursday in May, 1869
for the purpose of adopting some
Organization, to be reoommended to
all the friends of Temperanoe, in the
State; and making such other sugges-
tions as may be thought advisable.—
I am authorized t6 assure all delegates
that they will be entertained here free
of charge. The importanoe of this
matter it is hoped will secure the at-
tention of every Temperanoe Organise*
tion in the State. All who elect dele*-
gates, are requested to report their
names immediately to the undersigned,
at Columbus, Texas.
All papers friendly to the cause,£in
this State, will please oopy the above.
[Columbus Times..
A desperate fight oocurred the other
dsy near the Neveraink, in Sullivan
county; New York, between a baok*
woodsman, named Jonas Brooks, and
a whole family of wild oats. He had
crawled into a cave in that piotureeque
country, and was suddenly attacked
by two grown oats and four large
kittens. A desperate fight ensued,
in which the bold fellow sucoeeded in
killing the whole party of the felines.
His whole body was frightfully lacera*
ted and his w rdrcbe at the^end f the
enoounter, consisted of one suspender,
half a vest, one pantaloon leg, no
shirt to speak of, and a pair of boots
that wouldn't " shed a dew."
G*orgttotont Texa t
WILL PRACTICE in the District Cecrta
of this and surrouuding counties,
and in the Suprene and Federal Courts at
We are prepared to prosecute and collect
all claims of soldiers at Washington City,
for Pay, Bounties, Pensions, ke.
Dr. John R. Walker,
Georgetown, Texas,
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Medical Police.
(Late Superintendent State Lunatic Asylum)
Has located in Georgetown, for the pur-
pose of practising his profession. From an
experience of 20 years' constant practice in
the diseases of Texas, be hopes te ba able
to give satisfaction to those who employ him
Especial attention given to chronic diseases,
aud diseases of Women and Children,
or Office in Judge Walker'a Law Offioe.
(Established, Austin, 1861.)
TAL SURGEON, operates with
all the latest improrrmenui-
Teeth extracted with little or no pain faf
the use of Rhigoleae Spray.
Offioe—Bide entrance, rear of Mfe 4
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Makemson, W. K. & Foster, Wm. K. Georgetown Watchman (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 5, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 27, 1869, newspaper, March 27, 1869; Georgetown, Texas. ( accessed January 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.