The Seymour News (Seymour, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, October 28, 1898 Page: 1 of 4
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SEYMOUR, BAYLOR COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 1898.
Whole No. 468.
What we advertise
to sell, we sell as we
advertise, and what
we offer to do, we do
At the Big Store in the Bank Building
Has arrived the New Fall Stock of Dry Goods, Clothing, and Shoes. To say its the largest and most beau-
tiful stock we've yet received expresses that we are prepared and Aim to do a larger business with 1 jp
tthis season,than ever. Will you come and be shown through this up-to-the-minute Stock, the cream X \J ^
of the northern markets ?
|| Shoe Co., Barton Bros., aud from Drew Selby, makers ot the finest Ladies Shoes in
the world. Come we can tit and please you.
Oar fall clothing and over eoats are now in, and so large is the Stock, so nu;n-
berlees the Kind of suits, that we can suit you with a suit, suitable for a work suit,
a busiress suit, or a wedding suit 1
In New and up-to-date Dress Fancies, we are showing the late weaves and
shades in Cashmeres, Henriettas, Serges, Jacquards, Crapes, Plaids, Ladies cloth jp
Albatross, Novelties etc., with a large assortment of Braids and Trimmings to match. j|i
In Shoes this week we have opened a Half-Hundred Cases. Enough Shoes to gj|
start a shoe store alone and remember they are from the famous Hamilton-Brown ||I|
Mail Orders Filled Promptly and Carefully:
As surely as the
needle points to the
pole,' that surely will
housewife to our busy
LUCK & TAYLOR.
WHSLESALE # RETAIL ©EALER IN««S
CARRY LARGEST AND FRESHEST STOCK IN THE WEST. Farm and ranch
supplies a specialty.
COTTON BUYErf*! Telepbooe your orders.
Telephone No. 31,
$!et)tfop \70op T^rr)p (foal
TO THE PUBLIC !
Thanking the people for past fa-
vors I take tliis rrietlriocl of iriforrrj-
ingftlierri tliat I will still keep a first
class lirie of Patent and Prepara-
tory lxjeciicines, and. all ttungfs kept
in a first class drug store, wliicli I
will sell at 13 otto it) prices. Dr. A. 13
Morris will tjave ctiargre of the pre-
scription. department lj ere after.
H. B. LEWIS.
s. m cheape;
$ (ome, Oet wl^at you want sit the
•LOWEST PRICES PAID FOR SUCH GOODS.
Am never "U:qdersolc£ Have no tinqe to write big adds |
But meet all :
T. H- CLifiRK-*
Fitzhngh Lee s Book.
The public will gladly welcome the
most recent developments in the
combined official history of Cuba and
the Spanish- American war which is
being written by Gen. Fitzhugh Lee.
Mr. B. H. Dunn of this city returned
last night frbm New York, where he
bad gone in behalf of his agents and
their subscribers to acertain how soou
this anxiously awaited history can Imj
ready for delivery. A reporter for
this paper called upon Mi. Dunn i
shortly after his arrival, and found
him exceedingly pleased over what
he had learned regarding tile book
white in New York.
. He said: "I tell you, we are going
to have a fine book when it is com-
pleted. It is going tWbe tar beyond
what the public hartr'contemplated
or even dreamed. When I left for
New York, I was keenly feeiing the
disappointment over the delay in
completing the book. Subscribers
have been daily inquiring of our
agents as to how soon they could get
their books, and the agents had in
turn been showering us with letters
containing the same inquiry.
Upon my arrival in New York, I
went to the office of the Internation-
al Society and was at once ushered
into the private office of the Secretary
and talked the entire matter over
with him. He said the Society m-ide
arrangements with Geo. i<ee eariy in
the Spring to write a book on Cuba,
and being before the war began only
a book on Cuba was contemplated,
and the General at once began the
He said, however, the War-clouds
soon burst upon the country r id the
Government called Gen. Lee iato Us
military service,"and while the Se«e-
ty fully realised that the Govern-
ment had the first claim upon his
time, yet they were seriously disap-
pointed over the delay that would in
consequence arise iu completing the
book. He said that Gen. Lee was
equally regretful over the situation,
and gave them assurance that be
would devote to the book all available
time not consumed by his military
duties^ and furthermore, that in ad-
dition to the history of Cuba be would
also include the events of the War up
co the time of completing the book.
T" v Secretary said, howeyer, that
thv i of and organisation of the
thitby <dousand troops placed uuder
Gen, Lee's command became more
and more arduous requiring more
and more of his time, and he added'.
"You know Lee is a soldier and, in
consequence, sacrificed everything for
the benefit of his troops as was evi-
denced by his having the healthiest
camp aud the best Cared for troops in
the army. He said that while the
Society could but commend Gen: Lee
for this splendid devotion to his
troop*, yet their disappointment over
the delay to the book had become al-
most unbearable when au event oc-
cured which quickly transformed their
disappointment into the greatest of
joy, rewarding chem a hundred fold
for the delay that had been occasion-
ed." The event was, of course, the
sudden closing of the war. He s:iid
the unwished delay had brought a
much wished result, for it presented
a neW opportunity which they had
not anticipated nor even dared-. to
hope, as it would enable the book > to
be made an absolutely complete his-
tory of the war as well as of Cuba.
He said the Society atonce conferred
With Gen. Lee and he agreed to make
it absolutely Complete aud to include
not only the Peace Protocol but the
full action of the Peace Commission,
the Paris Treaty of Peace aud the fi-
nal disposition cf all Spanish terri-
tory affected by the war.
I asked the Secretary if the price
would be increased by the reason of
adding the complete history of the
war. He said, "'No, it would be plac-
ed in one large volume aud while the
expense was going to be far greateir
than contemplated WheU the sellitig
price was originally decided upou,
yet thev were going to Reward the
public for their patience by giving
them an infinitely more valuable book
at tbe same price* and that snch wfis
also the expressed wish of Gen. Lee."
I Cautioned the Secretary that there
were many fake "War histories" being
offered for sale. He says, Yes, there
are, and there are also some people
in this world who are always going
to be "humbugged-," not only in war
histories but iu everything else." He
told me he had seen nearly all ths so
called "histories" aud found each of
them to be simply a compilation of
unconfirmed rumors and articles pil-
laged from sensational city newspa-
pers aud run together by unheard
authors, without auy regard for their
accuracy or completeness. I told him
that I had also found these imitation
bioks to possess no actual value or
merit, but that the publishers Of them
wefc offering glaring inducements to
agents. He says, "Yes, but the in-
ducements they offer are as fictitious
afc are their books. Dishonest goods
alwavs require the offering of. mis-
leading concessions to get people to
handle them," but he sayp-, "Why
shouldn't such publishers offer glar-
ing inducements?" "They have been
to no expense in getting up their
bocks, they have involved no research
for accurate facts, ho scouring the en-
tire army and na?y for the best Of
photographs of battles aud scenes of
the War." He said that he had no-
ticed that each of the "imitators"
weut, into a leugthy description as to
who their author was^ Which Wa«, of
CO'urse, necessary-, as no one had ever
heard of theni before."
I told him I realised that thorough:
iy but whs afraid th^se "imitators"
were misleading some of the people.
The Secretary says, "Yes there are
always a few people who eau be iu-
duced to buy a piece of glass if the
agent tells them ft's a diamond, but
the thiuking public who form the
majority of the people are willing for
the history to be made before it is,
written. They realize that books of
history are permanent acquisitions
for the benifit of the hom\ the edu-
cation of children in after years and
for future generations, and for such
histories to be of value they must be
both authentic and complete." He
says, "Why, my dear sir, do you sup-
pose thinking people of this country
are going to accept a history of the
Spanish-American War which does
not contain the Paris Treaty of Peace
and the final disposition of the Is-
lands? Are people going to accept
a'book .which simply winds up by
saying that hostilities closed on such
a date, without accurately setting
forth the results of our victory,—the
crowning shev.f of the shock?"
"Ou the whole I am very much
pleased with the result of usv trip to
New York, lot, while I greatly regret
the disappointment it has been to
our agents not to get the book as
early as expected, yet iu the end they
will be glad of it, as every order they
have taken will bring them more or
ders as soou as it is learned what a
grand book it is to be. W hy, the il
lustrations alone will be worth more
than the price of the book. While I
was in New York, they showrd meT a
large number of war photographs
which they had recently obtaiuedaud
which will appear as illustrations in
the book. They are not imaginary
pictures but actual photographs of
actual battles, both of ermy and navy.
Our agents are* of course, working at
a great disadvantage, as the prospec-
tus of the book was made up several
months ago and before auy of the
best photographs were obtained .^od
before aav of the regular Cuban or
war matter was in type, and the
agents^ therefore, have not been able
to show the people what an extraor-
dinary book this is to be. Neverthe-
less most of our agents have been do-
ing an enormous business, for the
thinking public realign that the au-
thentic history of this war is coming
from the pen of General Lee and
they will accept Hone other."
^ "You see Lee is both a soldier and
^diplomat and is, therefore, especial-
ly fitted not ouly to describe battles
but to depict their causes and effects.
Then again the splendid condition of
his camp clearly shows that he is the
best man to point oui the piropercare
of army camps and to Criticise the
neglect of,troops and the iusttSrciency
of supplies. Yes. sir, 1 am highly
pleased to have been able to bring
back Trom New York this splendid
news regarding the : book, and you
Can tell your readers that it will be
grand beyond description and au-
thentic beyond dispute."
Those who gave their subscription
to Chas. Humphries fta the books
will roceive them as soon as they are
——: — 'x.
Mrs. J. E Luck returned last Sat-
urday from Dallas and Eagle Ford,
Where she has been Visiting relatives
and friends since the fair.
Glass and tin ware for
At W. C. Bowman & Co.
Read the removal sale
meut of M. A. Marcus
Buggy, hainees and Baddies, all
at Lykch's. - 46tf
A very severe norther and sand
storm came down upon us last Mou*
day, but it is all over now.
From a letter from Mrs. B. Biggins,
we learn that Mr. and Mrs. Henty
Weekly are the happy parents of a
new daughter, born to them last week.
. The Baht wagon is still in the
lead and has never met a success*
iul rival. Handled exclusively by
Lynch. 46 tf
Quite a lot of feeders have been
shipped from Seymout this week to
eastern Texas feed pens, which has
kept the Valley railroad boys busy
day and uight.
The best 6hot gun ever In Sey-
mour rented to reliable parties. A
full line cartridges, powder, shot
and caps, found at LYNOH'b.
Nine germane earner" in Monday
from the uoftti Shd weut up to Rhine-
land the next day, where they expect'
Heating, cook and air tight
stoves for sale by Lynch.
A. L. Board, our efficent P. M. has
been suffering with a pet on his hand
Montgomery board uas been sick
this week but is improving at this
Miss Eva Browning accompanic
by Roy Browniug and Will BasU
left Monday for ClairemonJ *fiTfT^j. *
where Miss tJva will tafeohmusic. '
A cat of thg.best fence wire just
received and others on the road.
No house in the West has evef
beeu able to undersell Lynch.
Mrs. W. A. Bennett returned Mon-
day from Quanah where she has beeu
visit iug her eistery Mrs. Henry
Mrs. R. Riggins left last Saturday
for Quanah; whereshe Will rUu a first-
class hotel. The News wishes Mrs.
Riggins much success.
Dr. A. B. Morris noW has a tele-
phone at his residence Which is No.
48. W hen you #ant him, call No. 49.
Tpm Adams, a prominent citizen of
benjamin, Was here on business Sat-
Anti-f&st tin ware Bold only by
Lynch* Will give a new piece for
any piece that rusts. 46tt
Te The Farmers*
After this week will Gin 00^
Tuesdays and Fridays and will
Grind on Saturdays
J. S. Shui.tz.
All Watches, clocks, jcwlry, etc,,
repaired at reasonable prices at
B. Gorman's* 51tli
B. R. Moffett, tbe mill man, is herd
looking after his business interests
and visiting friends.
Read the change in the large ad-
vertisment of T. H. Clark this week
The official board of the Methodist
church will meet at tbe parsonage
Saturday night Nov. 5. Let all the
officials bo present.
S. E. Allison, Pastor.
The Canton (one) disc plow cut
more than any single di6e sold, and
is the ohly plow that dees not
leave an nnbroken ridge ia ilie
laud. The two disc turns as much
as any three disc in the marketi
Sold only by R. O'C. Lynch.
Cattle buyer Stokes purchased 8
cars of cattle from M. Davis Sbd Wi
R. McGill this week and shipped to
Cleburne feed pens.
Port wood and Halsell shipped la
cars yesterday to Deeatut Where they
will be fed for market.
tjnele Bob Beunett shipped one
car of hogs to Ft. Worth this week*
We again desire io call the attention of citizens of BaylQr aiid adjoining counties to otiir stock of Shelf Hardware, Queensware, Harness, Stoves,
Implements, Etc., whieff is now complete in every respect* We have now on hand a
Car Load of Monitor and Aermoter Wind Mills; a Car Load of Pipe and Pipe Fitting;
Two Car Loads of Brown, Mitchell, John Deere and Studebaker Wagons, a Car Load of Buggies.
Also Grain Drills, Disc Harrows and all kinds of Plows, including the famous HanCoCk Rotary Disc that still "keeps plowing" when all
others have "quit the flats." On all the above, we will make prices that defy Competition on the Sam© quality Of Goods. We alSO
ave three cars of Wire on the way* When you are in need of anything in ouriine, don'tjfeii to see us before purchasing,
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Barber, George P. The Seymour News (Seymour, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, October 28, 1898, newspaper, October 28, 1898; Seymour, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth235198/m1/1/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.