The Standard (Clarksville, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 47, Ed. 1 Friday, September 28, 1883 Page: 1 of 4
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Clarksville, [Red. River County, Texas, September £S, 1SS3,
1STew Series 1STo. 4=7,
■\y. E. Woottex - - - County Judge.
S.K. ST1LE3. .
a P. Co«let i
vi. DowEits -- ..District Clc'K.
ur lliitilAX Crtuty Atcoinej.
.. i-vivks ^Assessor.
ft £££?." -
U. I* Moorman
S. B. lissome*,
Divine services at tae
Sheriff I Liivine servic-es at i.ie Metboili.st K[>incopu
.... .... - " Cburcli South in Clarksvilk-,every *S.uulay,at 11
... ...... t.oa *y ," | a. in., and at 7 p.ui. -liti'lay Sciuxil at 9 a", in.
' l*'e" E. \v Ai.i>ki:sdn, Pastor.
Freachug at tin; Ciiinlierlaiiil Presbyterian
cliur h every s-abbatli, day and night"
ri. 11. bkalv, Pastor.
Mass at St. .Joseph's Clinrch (Catholic) every
Sunday at 10j a. si. Catechism at p. "
Vespers at :« i". m. Low mass every day in the
a'eck at fj-2 a. m.
Itttv. A Maury, Pastor.
Letters from the Editor.
no reasonable accommodations lor wait-
ing passengers—no room for gentlemen,
aud a little space for ladies entirely in
sufficient. At NVhitesboro, ample room
ami plenty of comfortable seats, ami a
J. W. Staslev,
Bokham, Sept 17ib, 1SS3.
Deak Standakd : Arrived here, from
Paris, late Saturday evening, having to
wait two hours past time at Paris tor the long and aide platform between the dit
train.. Had a Hue tain at Paris at 11 a. ■ ferent lines of road, that seemed luxuri-
m., ot that day, certainly much needed, jotis by comparison. Close by the Juiic-
The Women of the South.
An Editor's Trouble-
j. G. Bbows
w. ii. holmes
J istice Fence, Precinct So 1
Countable, Precinct " 1
V T M viiLWiN-, Justice Peace, Precinct No 2
t A-M.v"^.^' joustuUle, Precinct " 2
i b- iIoaNEK Justice Peace, Precinct No
&U &WW Constable, P«ci,,ct " 3
D.v!l Justice Peace Prwsinet No
V t joun'9tos Constable Prec.uct " .
i' p Hunt Justice Peace Precinct No 5
« b: Davis Constable Precinct
* smsiEK Justice Peace Precinct No I;
£ f qcaConstable, Precinct "6
u" u <4..- steh J ustice Peace Preciuqt No /
\V w vktii vh Constable, Precinct /
' ' llrD90j,. Justice Peace PrecinctNo 8.
J- COINTY COMMISSIONERS.
„ Precinct No*
D*Vll RaWEI, ---- precinct •' «*
Pieciuct " 5
O. B. DKAM
jim ...Precinct " 8
„ f.ftl KT will he l««lil in Red River Coun
ld«. and on the lo o.
November, 18^ , . E. jf Bowers, Clerk
K. R. G-^s,Jud^, g ^ ^^• oi.Atty.
a.' !i" ?v(xfl'Krot"Re«i River County, Ueld on the
urr^V'iir'' M-y- s""
tambcr and November l«KB.
Mtuday ineaehinoutU. B Constable
t£SsssAi^ *T* "e,d OB tbe
firat Saturday in oacli month.
u each mouth ^
J Jcsnci-i's Co'ckt, Precinct No. 4,4tli Saturday.
„ each , T johsstos, Constable
"js«CKS 'u r, Prccinct N 5, on 2d Saturday
• •Mb .!«•■ >• s B DAV1S, Constable
jusnc"" Couar, Preclnco No. 0, on 1st Satnr
p *a ^ski'na-kk'j" p. a. C.QUAiaus, Constable.
Lticbe"SS,Preci.ictNo.7, on4th Saturday
in eachmoHth- p.. J. \V. WAKniAiC, Constable.
Precinct No. on th. iad Sat-
nrday in o:m;1i mouth.
J)AVII> ilUIWOS J. p-
Kiiendsliip Lodge no. lti A. &. F. Masons, meets
irst Friday ki|>ht in each month, at Clarksville.
Mayo Jamks, Sec'y. t. a. Fuller, w.-m.
Jack Titus Lodge no 194, meets at Coleman
Spi'iutfs, on the third Saturday at 10 a. m. in each
:uouth. . ,
J. A. whitmire, Sec'y. j. h. Beaty, w. m.
HalesboroLodj;e No 3Sl meets at Halesboro on
-'at unlay night on, or before the fall moon.
n. b: Bouyer,Sec'y. d. Thompson w. m.
Elkhorn I.ocljje No 402 meets at White Rock
Church, on Saturday night on, or before the full
S. ii. Wasd, Sec'v. j. w. Stilks, w. m.
Rusaiie Lodge, No. 5*27, f. &. a. M., meets at
Rosalie,Texas, on tlie 4th Saturday in each month
at 10 o'clock a.' m.
l. b. Wade, Secretary. f. M. Smith, w. M.
Equity Grange No. 94-2, meets at Rosalie, Texas
on the 2d and 4th Saturdays in- each.month at i
o'clock p. in.
II. V. lioow, Secretary. W; E. COOK, Master.
Bois d'Arc Lodge no. 36 i. O. O. F., meats in
their hall in Claiksyille every Tuesday night
t. A. caktek, r. S. j. h. ch.katham,n. m
Robert E. L . Encampment i. O. O. F., meets in
Odd-Fellows llall oil the 2nd and 4th Friday night
j. 11. Cheatham. Scribe. t. a. Carter. c. p.
as the. dust upon the streets was almost
iutolerable. The rain had extended to
BotihuQ), to the great relief of everybody.
Found Judge Gaines at the boarding
house ot Mr. lugrain, ami learned that
tbe business of the district court,- was
well through. Found Kouhnin much im-
proved during the eight years which h;ul
elapsed since my previous visit, and
found a few of the old stayers still on the
surface aud apparently prosperous. Fan-
nin conuty has grown largely, the result
of its*fertility, its superficial attract!ve-
tiou hotel run tbe Trans-Coutineiita
track to Fort Worth, and the tracks of
the Missouri Pacific to Foit Worth and
to Gainesville. The junction is iu the
valley between tbe prairie elevations, on
one ot which Whit<-sboro is situated,
about a halt mile distant. Went up to
the town on Tuesday morning, and dis-
covered quite a pleasant little village,
with commercial houses stretched along
a main street quite broad iu the centre
and contracted at either end. Inquiring
about this, was told that alter a tire had
set. 1 find several ric-li men here, who were J
poor men when I first knew Gainesville,and j
who are enjoying their good fortune quiet- ; Flee Fress -!, VT , ! what ? ™u!;l you to do," .-oiu-
j Whenever the demagogue ot Northern ,menced a nerx 1011s little woman "is to
y* _ I politics grows weary ot kuklux in the i print these tracts iu jour Sunday paper.
The fence cutting question is a trouble South, he assails Southern women, lie | You till your sheet up with all .sorts ot
breeder, and is dividing people in these [claims that tliey were enthusiastic over j rubbish, and st is about time you
did something for the good ot the perish
personally dangerous.' '-But, madam,*' protested the manag-
urceuer. auu 15 tuvuuiig pcujiic 111 v>ittuu- uku iur nc ruiuusuiMic u\ci
northwestern counties into parties, which iu : secession, encouraged the rebellion, and
,1 that they still hate the'•Yankee" with a
numbers will be very unequal. 1 he small l)itteru,iss al|m,st ,,ersionallv dangerous.
ness, and its contiguity to the deboucbe developed the unpolicy of a na.row
Savannah Orange No. 1002.
Meets at Coiiuau's Springs on Friday before
4tli Saturilav iu
, .Saturday in eacuiuoii M c,m!)table | the 2il Saturday, aud on the 4tli
L. macldin, ^ p No. 3, on 3rd Satunlay j ,u h month, at 10 o'clock a. m.
i^montb. ' r..... White Rock Grange, No. 7:10, mce
W. II. IIakbinsno Con
ts on Saturday
Sunday in each in >>ith, at 3 p. iu
l f i> :i ire - tU.} tUir.l Sunday
before the lirs!
11 I • i f,l' •> t
10«l . in.
M it iiuso i Gra i j;a, N . 7il,m ts 'irst an 1 tlrir
Satnrd->y m eash month at 2 o'clock p. ui.
j. M. Settle, Master.
. Houston' Secretary.
Jero Burse Constable
M. l. sins.
w. J. MCWOJJ AL1>.
HI JVIS Jfc MCDONALD,
ATT0SNEY8 ax LAW.
Will practice in the Courts of the 5th district
and iu the Supreme aud Federal Courts e
a. m. tayloll. s. chambbks.
TAYLOR & CHAMBERS
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Will practice in the Courts of the
aud ot the «th Judicial District, a so the su-
pieuio anil Federal Courts of the State.
\V. 1" DAILiEY, M. 1>.
PA BIS. TEXAS.
jr. I>- I>«
Offers hispr.fetsionalservices totlie people
in the neighborhood of Bennett,
always on hand. - ' -- -
JK. W. RUSH, M. D-
1^1 special attention given to the t"' tmen
jj of tins diseases of the Eye, Ear, a
Offi.ce hours from 7 tolOa- m
Whichever way the wiml doth blow.
Son-e heart is glad to have i! ^of
Then blow :t east or blow it west,
The wind that blows, that wind is best.
My little craft s.-;i!s not alone;
A thousand fleets from every zone
Are ont ii]k>ii a thousand seas,
Anil what for.ine were favoring breeze
Might dash another, with the shock
Of doom, upon some hidden rock.
And so do not date to piay
For winds to waft me on my way;
But leave it to a Higher Will
• To stay or speed ine—trusting still
That all is well, and sure that He
Who lauuched my barge will sail with lue
Through storm and calm, and will not fail,
Whatever breezes n ay preval,
To laud me, every peril past,
\\ ithin His sheltering haven at. last.
Then, whatsoever wind doth blow,
My heart is glad to have it so;
And blow it east-or blow it west,
The wiml that blows, that wind is best,
—Caroline A. Mason, in Christian Union.
Respectfully dedicated to the Grand Army of Ed-
itors aud their Staff—Ella White.
"Nothing in the paper to-day." A re-
mark often made by careless persons who
have not brains enough to appicciate that
which is purchased so cheaply and often
lightly prized. Read. You will see in it
an open letter from many people; some
whom you have never known, or may never
see. Look over its lists of accidents, of
crime and general news. Here one man of-
fers" you this article, and another that. One
fortbnate man tells you of his wedding, an-
other sorrowfully tells of the donation par-
ty for-the benefit of the parson, and in the
next cluinn is the minister's card of thanks
to donors. In its pages you will find the
lore of the scholar, the researches of the
antiquarian, bits of sentiment and reverie,
poems, gems gathered from spiceland and
lauuched on the sea of reading. "Nothing
in the p&per to-day?" But there is, and to
that person who appreciates it, it is some-
thing which its interests never fades. A
constant recurring miracle, a never ceasitig
wonder, whether folded in the office or iu
vitingly open upon the table, whether used
by the milliner to wrap up inadame's hat,
by the grocer for his wares, thrown into the
street to be trampled upon, or to frighten
horses; and then it is the cheapest thing in
ike world, 5 cents will buy it, $2 will Dring
it to your hoiHC ever y week for a whole year.
Strange, but true, there $rg people too poor
to take a paper, yet the}' can pay 5 cents
for glass of beer, and 10 cents for a cigar,
;S1 for the circus or theatre, and yet too
ton id at the Bank limtding jK)0r to take a nespaper, which is a ticket
.. * —■- t0 ti}e world's theatre, whose dramas are
dramas of real life, whose scene shifter is
time, and wljGse curtains are rung down by
J. w. RAINEY.
PHYSICIAN and. SURGEON
otter* lsU nerviee* to the public, in all biftuclie
of his _
H.i will be found at Goldberg's dmsf store, or
at his residence, North of tbe square.
Nov. 1st lt*7'J.
DR. Z. B. MG0£MAN>
<t?ao alw.iva be
<fficeni}> stairs. All work warranted. Teeth ex-
racted for fifty cents, all other work in propor-
° Clarksville, Nov. 1st. no-l-tf.
«uo. k. bi;i:i ett. n- a. siiaw
BURDBTT k SHAW,
This heavens above, says the Provi-
dence Journal, will present a brilliant
. . w [spectacle to the earth below during the
w • month of September. Venus reaches su-
Will pnftieo In all of the State and Federal
tturtn in Texas.
Collections a Specialty.
January 1S83. iu .9-tC
A.. JB. FALL.
Real Estate and Lmd Agents.
Lands lMjusbt: Abstracts ptocnted;
veya made: Taxes paid. All business attend-
ed* to promptly. no.!9-tf.
.T. K. I3. HAUHER
«lce* pleasure iu announcing that he now has
liALLERV constructed with s|iecial regard
to the production ot artistic effects, in which
tie wilt tie enabled to produce ]Kirtraits that
will-compare favorably with those procured
from citv artists, and will bo pleasei to re-
, f all who desire to per-
iii nuies. lie will dopli-
11 ^e them if desired, oi
i;:-> that may be called
nti an examination of His !
JUYON Sc HtfiilXt
snd «J-nrof Sts.. Chleafa.
« uw vre>*1 «: J 9Mre** Ilie!r
nri 9 for 1883.1
^ ' X >>.*** 1 ti*ot lMCrmiirtU*.
' 4 .x . u --utf.KpttttIrtM.Caip-
:a ^lajottf* Mtfiftf ttlid
; ; , ft*" . j.lfc | tflrinff M trrl ltf
" t * ; .,;i ui- : <1 ttitd Kirni***« ft*
^ • of Choice Btf u«i >lo lc.
perior conjunction, the preparatory step
that will make her the peerless starry
gem of the evening sky iu the near fu-
ture. Uranus arrives at conjunction and
joins tbe whole array of outer planets
now congregated on the -sun's western
side as uioruUig stars, ftaturn is iu quad
iratnre, and will soon come UeaHiiug
t above the -horizon in the early evening.
' Mars contributes to show his conjunction
Snr-i with the star' Delta Germinoruiu. Mor-
eurv appears for a short season in the
glowing west, his last evening exhibition,
lor the year. Jupiter foreshadows the
supremacy of his later reign. Our near-
est celestial neighbor, the moon, takes
on her loveliest phase, that of the harvest
moon. Even the great suu himself adds
to the attractions of the month in his
charming aspect at the autumua! equinox,
when iii harmonious equipoise he illunii
'nates the earth from pole to pole and
day ami night balance each other iu the
ot the M. K. & T. railroad. Even the
prairie immediately west ot town, and be-
tweeu tbe town and the river, in the old
time considered poor, is now thickly pop
ulated and commands a high price; and
owuers who. bought it at twenty-five
cents an acre have been enriched by the
rise. New and tasteful residences are
scattered about; substantial store houses
are around three sides of the square, and
stretching along the main street toward
the depot; aud oue old citizen assured
me th.it there was a demand for more
store houses, some of which are now go-
ing up. aud assured me that the reason lor
the continued demand was, that the
county had beeu all the time iu advance
ot the town, and that all the stores built
had been in response to a positive de
maud, and all paid tor as they were
(Jailed oil Brother Cass of the Advo-
cate, who took me to bis home, and also,
just before leaving, 011 Brother Evans of
the News, who does a part of the legis
latioa for lied Eivcr, Lamar aud Fannin.
Both are geuial gentlemen, and honora-
ble uietubeis of what should be au honor-
able fraternity, anil is so iii a large de-
degree; both are doi^g well, in the .mod
erate degree that may be allowed to a
country publisher, whose province it-is
to enlighten bis people, work haul, get a
reasonable allowance of food aud raiment,
meet his expenses by a strain, and for the
remainder luxuriate on the high hopes ot
the future, upon which poets and coun-
try newspaper men bank tor their mate-
rial compensation. Your true country
editor is a glorious fellow, lull of patriot"
ism; heart and hope; he lives among
brilliant expectations, never desponds,
and is always just about to grow rich,
but bv some misadventure i.early always
misses it just a little. Bonham has some
nice churches, an opera house, no grand
hotel, but two comfortable bostelries.
ami carries generally, a substantial, but
unpretentious appearance. Ou the east
of the square, it is not solidly built, but
on one corner is a handsome building oc
cupied as a bauk below, and Masonic
hall above. The old court house, ouce a
very plain, but. large and substantial
building has beeu so modernized exteri-
orly and interiorly as to seem another
building, quite tasteful now. In th?
court house .yard, which is large, has
been built a fire proof building of two
rooms and a hall; one room ot which is
assigned to the county clerk and county
surveyor, and the other to the district
clerk. These rooms have stone lloors.
aud corrugated iron ceilings, with an in
termediate mass of mortar between that
and the tin roof overhead supported by
iron iron girders. The only wood is the
window sagbeg and the space iu which
they play. The shutters aie \ '«<)d cov-
ered externally with tin, which is deem
ed better than the iron shutter, and less
all'ected by external fire. Each ot the
four entrances to the court house is cov-
ered by a handsome portio, and at the
junction of the two passage ways across
the building below, are handsome fluted
iron columns, giving gqlidity to the court
room floor, aud ornamentation, bonham
is not so pretentious a place as Paris, but
thoroughly pleasant looking and evident
ly thrilty. The town claims about 3500
population, which I tear is a little over
the mark. Jndgo Piner whosu.better-
half is the daughter of our old friend Col
L. D. Henderson, keeps the old llurney
house, and I understand keeps it well.
Met Judge Uheuowetb, fresh from a visit
to I^eutucky, C'ol. Campbell, John Gal-
braith, David fyhine aud giin Nuunelly,
whose faces are connected with the past,
and some of whom are known to our Bed
liiver people, and have really enjoyed
my v ait to Bonham, w hioh I leave this
a!t?rnoou for Gainesville. Tho polite
county clerk Mr. Oliphiut, told uie that
he came Iroui Sabine county, aud receiv-
ed part of his education under the tute-
street, the parties re-building had receded
on each side, and made quite a Broad-
way for the length of two or three
squares. There are some comfortable
looking residences around, and the scen-
ic view of the immediately surrounding
country is pleasant. I would think
Whitesboro both agreeable and healthy
as a residence. It has a collegiate insti-
tute well sustained, aud as 1 understood
filled to its utmost capacity.
At half-past ten a. in., noticing a freight
train about to leave, aud hearing the con-
ductor s-ay lie was going to Gainesville,
applied for passage, and iu company with
four or five other delayed passengers, ac-
cepted the luxuries of a box car, and
im-de the trip to Gainesville, eighteen
miles, iu --iboutaii hour, which was innch
more pleasant than waiting tili live p. 111.,
for the passenger train. Eor a little way
our route lay between prairie hills, then
through- excavations between hills, and
then along the heads of Timber creek,
through a bushy, gravelly country of
poor laud. There is much sightly but
poor piairie between Whitesboro and
Gaisesviixe, Sept. 20.—Got here day
before yesterday as before described, and
as fortune favored me, within a few yards
of the depot, fell by an accidental recom-
mendation. into the pleasant house of an
old friend, and among old acquaintances,
Mat Cheatham and other older acquaintan-
ces, being boarders. There was really 110
room, but for reason of old time fraternity,
I was taken in, and have enjoyed my brief
stay here much. Yesterday John Latimer
called at the County Surveyor's oilice where
I have been examining into land matters,
and insisted on taking me home with him to
spend the night, and there being no just
ground of objection I went through five miles
of pleasant c-ountiy and stayed with him
and his little family. I passed out through
a long street of nice residences, by the new
public school house, costing about twenty
thousand dollars, a handsome brick building
the b&sement and one story of which are up,
thence to the Driving'Park of 80 acres, with
a mile track and extensive stables, a large
audience building and judge's stand, with
the track fenced on each side, and being
thoroughly prepared by- ploughing and gra-
ding; thence by very sightly localities
011 which cattle men were erecting fine resi-
dences, to John's farm and ranch of 700
acres. Of this he cultivates enough to feed
his graded stock, and is raising Durham
cattle, horses, mules and a few fine hogs,
.and keeps the remainder for pasturage.
Passed the niglit pleasantly .and after break"
fost came to town again for official duty.
Gainesville, I suppose is nearly as large as
Paris, is well built-, with nearly all brick
houses around the square and points con-
tiguous thereto, and a handsome court
house of dark yellow stone iu the centre.
The court house looks well, is largo enough
for present uses, but should not have been
placed where it is, because there is not near-
enough room left for commercial uses, and
the citizens regret now that the county court
clid not accept the proposition to buy a block
cornering on the square, offered for a mod-
erate pripfi. The court house cost ? k>.000
ami the Handsome stone of which it is built
was quarried near town. The county has
some rich lands, and some thin lands, of
which a great deal has been fenced f< >r pas-
turage," which is said to improve in quality
after enclosure. Perhaps however the fenc-
ing; (if sq miiuh land may navo a vendeqey
to keep out small farmers, the parties es?
pecially useful to the sustenance of a town.
'Going west, the entire distance to St. Joe.
■£ miles is through a lane made by enclos-
ure of stock farms. Whatever the ultimate
effect may be. Gainesville is clearly thrifty
now, and does a large bmsiness, much of
which comes from the Chickasaw nation.
Money is plentiful, and the late cattle boom
farmers who are called "Nesters," are very-
certain to side with the poorer classes, who
conceive themselves outraged by being shut
off from the world, surrounded, hampered
and beleaguered by the capitalists, who with
thei usual arrogance of wealth force the is-
sue, an issue resulting from a policy so stu-
pid, that no man having the least concep-
tion of statesmanship should ever have fa-
vored it for a moment. But the issue is
present. The school lands have been sold for
a song, robbing the school fund, benefitting
only- the capitalist who needed no favor .and
forcing a warfare of somethig more than
words, which may cause a partisan control
of other State issues', and is on every ac-
count to be lamented because unnecessary,
it will take very wise action, and very adroit
action, and the highest efforts of real states-
The first part ot the charge is true—the ing editor.
latter au outrageous slamier. Modern j '-There's no 'but' about it," internpted
history cannot name a war in which thei the little woman. "I want this dono to-
wives and mothers aud sisters aud
daughters of au army were more enthu-
siastic and self-sacrificing. To the men
of the South the war was the solutiou of
the political pioblem. To the women it
seemed au utteuipt of the North to con-
quer and desolate the country. They
linnly and earnestly believed that the
morrow and every Sunday hereafter.
Our society demands iff*
"What do you thiukf asked the man-
aging editor, looking hopelessly at tho
'•Why we've printed all these! Ex-
claimed the religious editor, examining
the tracts. "Where have you been all
History will never detail the self-sacri-
fice and heroic courage of Southern wo-
men. No matter as to the right or wrong
of the cause—they belie vtd it was rig'it.
The bio x fell upon the family household
early and with full force. In Virginia
seven ont ot ten families were without
men folks at home within three months
after the first battle. Father and sons
went together. The wife and mother
gave all she had, and then turned to
face further anxieties There were thous-
ands of women iu the Old Dominion who
had never laced their shoes or combed
her hair. Tbe slave was at hand to obey
every nod These women sent their litis-
liamis aud sous to the fro'it aud then
faced the question ot tood supply. In
many cases the slaves ran away. When
this occurred women went into the fields
and put in such ciops as they could.
Wher. the slaves remained
the Confederate conscription act been (
less stringent the able-bodied men who
manship, to relieve the State of this calam- ?t,1I*ed ""'itaiy service could not have
, * , , . r , lived at home for the taunts of the wo-
lty. 1* lfty times the brain-power [or want
of brain-power] which engendered the ca-
lamity, will be required to recover from its
evil effects or seriously modify them.
September 21—Yesterday afternoon my
host took me in his buggy, all around the
town, and showed me the nicer dwellings,
the churches, the handsome well graded
streets, and finally the African department
of the city. Our colored brethren are said
to number 2200 of the population, which is
estimated at 5,5110 in all. Gainesville pre-
sents a great number of pleasant sites for
residences. Besides the new free school
building going up, there is another complet-
ed and in use, in which 30 teachers control
the studies of 800 scholars. It is to re-
lieve this pressure that the new building is
being erected. They shipped about 20,000
bales of cotton from this place last year,
and cotton is coming in now at the rate of
250 bales daily. The town is lighted by-
gas, has street lamps, aud will soon have
waterworks. Nearly all religious denomi-
nations except the Episcopalians have
churches, and these are about to have one.
The place has au opera house, which is in
full blast now. I leave for Whitesboro by
hack line at 1 p. fin. to avoid lying over
nearly all day at Whitesboro, which 1 would
have to do, if I had taken the train at 4
o'clock this morning. There are two daily
and three weekly papers published here, all
apparently doing well, but I imagine that
the dailies do not enrich the publishers. The
population of this county in 1880, near
21,000, and is supposed to be now 25,000
or more. Gainesville has one large hotel,
the Lindsay house, and several of less
grade, innumerable eating houses, and two
Chinese laundries, or as one says on its sign
"Chinee Laundry,1' which brings to mind
forcibly the song of "The Heathen Chinee.''
The proprietors however all understand the
most advanced civilized uses, in the way of
charges. If there is any just ground for
the assailment of these heathens upon the
ground of demoralazing labor by working
under living rates, it has no application to
the confucian philosophers who spirt spit-
tle on shirt bosoms, in order to do them up
nccittt decmartem. C. I)eM.
South had long been oppressed, and that summer thi-.r yon h.ivn't seen rhese very
the war was to further abridge rights traets n \.eir regular editions***
and liberties. Believing thus it may safe- '-Show 'em \ > m
ly be asserted that nineteen out of every woman drtLuiiiy.
twenty women in the South were Trojans "IV em t<
iu their courage, Spartans in their Ibrti smiled the rdi^ious -
tiule, and llumans 111 their faith and self-1 are in hands <>! ?!
sacrifice. Ilnsbamls and fathers and oldest tracts iu •<
brothers were made ready tor the war,! km-i \ b-e. in !' •■■.
given a woman's blessing, ami even had 'In
For the Ladies-
Buttons for dresses are very small.
New five-cent- bangles are fashionable.
Baugs are worn waving and straight
ou blonde children.
Tiny silver clothes-pins are tbe latest
designs for lace pins.
Square-cut bodies are the most popular
tor evening wear.
Artificial flowers are entirely tabooed
for wearing on the corsages.
Spiders, beetles, turtles aud elephants
are worn tor pins and ou bangles.
White is worn almost entirely by little
girls from four to ten years ot age.
Torchon lace aud Irish point embroid-
ery are favorite trimmings tor under-
Little pins, in tiro form of a clover leaf,
are pretty to fasten a plain linen collar.
Collet uepklaaes ot tiny pearls are fash-
ionable for evening wear. Four strings
are elapsed about the neck aud tied at
oue side by a piece of narrow black vel-
Checkered surali silk dresses will Ije
worn extensively this fall. They make
up prettily over cashmere skirts match-
ing in polor, and can be tastefully trim-
med with velvet.
Pretty dressing sacqueB qiay be made
ot cream white flannel, embroidered
about the edge in pale blue botton hole
stitch, in scallops, each scallop having a
small daisy iu the center.
For September small wraps, mod led al-
! ter the Scotch plaids, are very fashion a-
[ ble. They are made of some pretty wool-
en material, and are finished by silk
is said tu have enriched many about here, j cords and t^ssse's.
Oue palpable effect is the building of quite I "Mother Hubbard" dresses ate worn a
of I If t
eyed the \\
if or. "o
~ : ' :> 1
l b a:
,l !iir :'!U
uiv the nlcs
1 ■. t ).irlo:"k
at. st. Witv
Vtrd the n-
ous liTu •.
"1 I-i: | >
was bor > .
•id ot are those
rioted iHtoiv 1
were. ;l imiiv,
'l.*\ w tio osod
his blessed hymn book for gun wads and
shot his thumb oil? That's the new style
of tearing the. sinful heart. Where's the
'Iiirrel Hoops to the tub ot lite K ter naif
Got those with you ?
"They are brand new to me," murmured
the little woman. "What did you say
those names were and I'll bring them
around to yon!"
"Do," continued the religious editor
Severely. "And when you come just put
in your pocket the 'Hoisting Tactile of
Arch Enemy,' Itum.' Tha't best one ot
the series. I loaned my copy to the 111:1:1-
the mistress aging editor, here, aud lie lost, it"
was forced to act as her own manager] That's so," absented (he managing ed-
aml over and resume all responsibility.' itor. "But 1 read it through four times
There are plelity ot Federal troopers still
living who found educated and cultured
Southern women wielding hoes aud hold-
ing plows iu tbe corn fields within nix
months of the opening ot the war.
It was the Southern women more than
the provost marshals who checked deser
tiou and made the ofteuse odious. The
"Will you bring Vm!" demanded tbe
religious editor, iu spite of the managing
editor's frowns and winks.
Certainly," replied the little woman,
trying iu vain to make memoranda of the
"And say,'' continued the religious cd
Confederate who left the front without j '^or' "<h>n fc forget those two beautiful
leave found no welcome outside of bis 1 'The Blizxard ot Divine Lovej ami
own family. He who came home by ati-|f',e 'Malaria ot l. urighteousness.' 1 want
tbority, and had a wound to attest his!those for to morrow's i; sue, but the
bravery in actiou, was a hero till duty! newsdealers are all out."
compelled him to return. j J hat's a pretty kettle of fat you've got.
No man ever saw a night so wild thatij"8"'1®.'managing editor, as
a Southern woman would not face it to I U,° l>««ildered woman found her way out
carry news to Confederate soldiers. Ev-
ery woman was a scout and a spy it
the rnoiher could not go the daughter
was sent. If there was 110 "daughter a
dispatch or message was hurried off l y a
nrgro or a signal was made. They came
to accurate!* estimate the strength ot'
marching columns, to identify oue make
ot guns from another in the batteries,
and where tliu fcouts and spies could not
go the women could. It was the women
who saved Mosby again aud again. Ir
was a woman who told Gen. Jackson ot
the exact position ol the Federal force at
Front ltoyal before he fell upon it in car-
rying out his Valley campaign. It was a
woman who told Early 1 tist ho a- Sheri
ot the sanctum. "Next Monday morning
down she'll come, with those tiacts aud
then she'll conduct a mysterious appear-
ance every day tor six months to seo why
they don't appear."
"No, she won't," smiled the. editor.
"She won't, do anything of the kind.
There ain't any such kind of tracts, and
slu-'ll get. so lired iiudiug this fact out
that she'll never tackle that staircase
"Is (hat so?" grinned the uiauagmg
editor. "By jove, that was well dono. I
congratulate you mi the stroke."
".Inst so," smiled the religious editor,
grasping the m maging editor by the hand
"I say, lost the kev to that closet door!"'
dan's army was distributed at. Cedar! "Emptied (hedeunj thu yesterday after-
Creek, and there was scarcely a battle on ! ternoon," returned the managing editor
Virginia soil with which women had not! with a look of genuine disappointment on
something to do as the bearers of infor-jbis faci, "I wish you would remind on
illation. Once enlisted in the causo they j Monday—"
did not know what despair was. They But the religious editor had Uowti iu
sent their bedding to the hospitals, their disgust, and when the mauagiug editor
provisions to the army, and their jewels j asked for him to order an editorial ou
to a buyer of Confederate arms in Eu-j the "The Great Work Accomplished by
rope. When the Confederate Govern-: the Spread ot Salvation Among the Hea-
ment could not furnish rations the Con-! thpii," learned that the religious editor
federate womeu did. | was on! playing pool tor the drinks, aud
I have asked hundreds of Confederate" declined to be disturbed.
soldiers how they made a start after the) _. —...
52*•v,r) -j Imaortaly of tbe SnL
"Well my wife, you know ^ ,.;lll|lnt i„, (|,at the earth is man's on-
His wife had beeu the power to brace jly abiding place. It can not be that onr
him up for the new start iu life. The j fife is but a bubble cast upon the ocean
home was in aslies, the farm grown up in j0t eternity, to float tor a moment on tho
briers and the country overrun with or.t j wave and then sink into nothingiiesf..
laws, but the wife's words of hope and Else why is it. that the hiuh and glorious
encouragement set tho returned soldiers J aspirations, which leap like angels from
to work. With any other class of women j th<- temple of hearts, are forever wandei -
the South would have built up by tueij,.^ abroad unsatisfied? Why is it that
inch instead of the toot. As they were ; the rainbow and e.loud come over us with
enthusiasts in war, so also are they hero- beauty that is no: of earth, and then pass
lues in peace. In the real Southern wo- joff and leave us to muse on failed loveli-
a number of residences for ^cattle men. rang- j
A Philadelphia philanthropist determin-
ed to emulate Vanderbilt's example and
gave a waiter at a summer resort hotel $300,
and the waiter only said "thank you,' and
ma.de <1 little extra effort to execute the
philanthropist's dinner order. It turned out
that the young men fr\as not a poor college
student, but a professional to whom
a fee uo curiosity. An e UU ri^J
excursion hail passed through there only
a few davs before.
ing in cost from 85,000 to 835,000, several
of them costing 810,000. This, for a small
laga of Wnjttlesej*, the Chie| Justice of j
that county, who will t)u fepoilected by 1Vl kUVl"
many old citizens of Clarksville, as the | ^ what biit a fow jeurs sjnoo was a
foreman of the Standard ofiice in 1844 j Wilderness, is encouraging growth. There
GAINESVILLE, Sept. 19.—Arrived here1 ftre Pers0I1> however, who think the town
day before yesterday ou a treight train' cannot exPand much more- or at least'tbat
from Whitesboro, "tbe passenger train | its business cannot. Of this I do not know
getting to Bonbaui 011 Monday, two hours' *he surroundings fully enough to judge, but
it at W1
which I was not loth to do, as 1
think that some of the business It oi}oe liaij
I know that everything
late, and cousequeutly making no. con-
The result was,1 is alread>' eut off
I bad to stay all night at Whitesboro, ilooks wd! now" and a S^man from Lou
wished1 is'ana- whom I met at Galveston last sum
great deal ill the house by young ladies.
They are made up in a variety ot prettv
styles, with white yokes and sleeves, ei adorned. 011 taking your leisnr.-ly walk
tiler of mull -or embroidery, ai.d some-j home you say: "It was very well put. It
was rather an ingenious argument.
man's heart there is no hatred of North- j ness! Why is it that tho bright stars
erners. There is not even a distrust or; which hold their festival around the mid-
suspicion. In her parlor may hang por : night throne are placed above the grasp
traits through which Sherman's men jof limited faculties, forever mocl ing us
thrust their bayonets, but her pleasant with their iinaproaehhie ghoyf And li-
est letters are mailed to her and receiv-1 fl.,;;y} „t,y is it that th<- bright forms of
ed ironi friends in the North. The war ^ human beauty are placed iu our midst
as a war is buried and forgotten, or d i for ;; moment and then taken away to
bitter memories force, themselves to the j leave a thousand streams of our affections
surface there in ro lienrt-burniug for veil-1 to :1<iw back iu cold. Alphitie torrents up-
geauce. M. Quad 1011 our desolate heart--? There is a realm
| where the rainbow never fades, and the
1'a—a rr .stars which hold their festival around the
; midnight throne will be spread out to
H. W. JJeecher. jour view like the islands that slumber o:
Yon sleep late ou Sunday morning af ! the bosom of the Pacific, aud the bright
ter the toils of the week ; and that is per-, forms of love and human beauty will stay
haps right. Von rise to a day ot leisure iu our presence forever.
and enjoyment; and it is proper enough j
to make Sunday a day ot enjoyment. You : Tf, , ... ,
go to the house of God ami it is very j 11 1 n ere a win-
charming to hear the music. Yoa are 111
tellectually fed, and there is great pleas-
ure in lhat. It the discourse is highly
Why Sunday is a ''Good Thing."
Ecru lae^s dresses draped over rose jdo not know as I ever heard those ideas
niiik is a ravorite combination. A lace j expressed just in that way before. The
dress can be utilized to go with half aSperoatiou was eloquent, We have a mm
dozen different costumes. It may lie j ister now that is woitb listening to 1
over blaek silk, cream-colored sjle- Pujoy myself iu church very much.' rou
'•If 1 were a girl.'" said a well kuowu
New England Clergyman recently, "I
wouldn't parade too much in public places.''
lie mentioned a number of things he wwuld
not do. lie would not think too oi'.n-h
about dres-. or about parties, or about fash-
ionable society, llut in regard to the fol-
ly of parading in public places he was par-
ticularly emphatic. A good many girls ac-
quire the habit 'if parading the streets be-
fore they comprehend how objectionable it
The post olllee department ...
with a requirement to that effect, recently i bad and indifferent," you say ; "I must
, ,, sent a notice to a woman in Ohio informing attend to myself I must protect myself'
to see the improvement ol the past twen-; mer'ana wuo nas looKing over the i ^ ^ letter addressed to her was held | against this one: I must overbear that,
tv one years, my last previous visit hav-! State, says Gainesville is the best place that on aceount of insufficient postage. She one if lie stands in my «ay. So you go
in- been in 1st!" Firsth the arrange- lie ,l ls found. Our young friend Mat didn't send the required stamp for it. But tearing here, hitting there, sini'ing in cv-
inents ot the deoot at Whitesboro are «) C heatham has bought a partnership in a instead, she sent a note saying: - When ei> directi.m. rn>bing one way and aimib-.
tlie depot a! > liite t oio .lit . 1 1 . pumpkins are ripe I will send vou one that er like a civilized lum among ciillnr. 11,
much superior to those at Bonbaui as to a well istabh>.ied and 1 lolita de drug ju>- |I;lr. IIl0re l.raiii-^ tha.,i ever lut.l t!i«_- man who leaving destruction behind you. with or
and the very young man who will look ad-
miringly at the girls he meets under such
circumstance-, will peobably rejoice in his
own heart t!
Then- i- much
itiunv "I our -malie
we are glad that th
pccasion surprise, Busiliaut there tire i"e-:<- and ha-; made a happy hit at the ont- raa,jc ruling on postage.
without provocation na tbe case uiay be.
t hi- sister is not among them.
■I. <.f this sort of thing iu
towns and villages, and
practice lias been pui>-
froisi the pulpit.- N V.
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DeMorse, Charles. The Standard (Clarksville, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 47, Ed. 1 Friday, September 28, 1883, newspaper, September 28, 1883; Clarksville, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth234831/m1/1/: accessed March 28, 2023), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.