The Henderson Times. (Henderson, Tex.), Vol. 40, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 5, 1899 Page: 2 of 4
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the weekly times
Thuksday, janury 5, 1899.
Second cttas mail matter.
This is the time
oat of debt.
of year to be
The business farmer, like other
business men, is constantly attend-
ing to his business.
The country is still so intoxi
cated with militaryism that some
men calling themselves democrats
feel authorized to laugh and make
all manner of sport at the constitU'
Henry Watterson wants the
democrats to nominate Dewey and
Lee for president and vice-presi
dent without any platform. It
seems that Watterson has turned
out to be a Jabberwock.
The Times is authorized to say
that its esteemed friend, editor
Nation ot the Velasco Times,
not a republican and never was
and that he was raised in Missouri
and not in Kansas. Howeyer, he
seems to be for McKinley, high
piotection, supported Hawley, and
is opposed to anything
The c!d year has gone off over
<he hills and sleeps somewhere in
the valleys. In the language of
Shakespeare excl3i*n .u le-
sponse to his echoing voice: "Fare
you well!" Bat why should we
lament his departure? The second
he left, another took his place, and
old Father Time was not in the
least disturbed in his voyage
through', eternity. The man who
endeavors to be useful strives to
perform his duty each day, and to
A VISIT TO HOUSTON.
Ed. Times:—On December the
4th I left Henderson for Houston.
After a delay of four hours at Over-
ton we boarded a train on the I.
& G. N. R. R. and made good
time to Trinity, where we were de-
ayed two hours on account of a
collision just ahead of us. After
leaving there we naturally expect-
ed to meet no further delays before
getting to Houston and got along
nicely until within twenty miles of
that city, when a freight train just
ahead of us ran wild, jumped the
track, smashed two box cars into
splinters, turned several others
bottom side up and tore up the
track some distance. There we
had to wait until a crew could
come from Houston and clear
away the wreck and repair the
road. Our train finally started
and got to Houston about 12 o'-
clock. I soon found the house of
a relative where I met with a
bearty welcome and there I rested
until the next morning. After
eating a hearty breakfast I went
down to the Masonic Temple and
witnessed the opening ot the 63rd
annual meeting of the Grand Lodge
of Texas. After a very eloquent
and appropriate exordium the
Grand Master mentioned very
tenderly the brethren who during
the year had passed into that un-
known country from whence no
traveler returns. Rest to their
ashes! Peace to their souls!
After spending two days with
the Grand Lodge, I went to Orange
to visit mv sisters who live there
and renewed our youth in the long
chats of the happy days of former
years spent around the hospitable
board and fireside of our parents
Orange is an attractive li^tls^*
of 3500 mhabita^
4.1. u the babine River,
the banks o•
ie some of the largest and best
clual to en-
Suing year free of
aws of business re-
d. general settling up of all
iiness affairs at this time. Tax-
es must be paid up by the end of
the year, and thousands of changes
must take place in all departments
of trade and commerce. By usage
and by law the beginning and the
ending of the year is established,
and limitations fixed atter which
claims can not be enforced. The
new year suggests to all prudent
men the importance of obeying
business rules in all matters per-
wiuiny tu — —■
Those questions, we are glad to
say, are bringing the teachers to
the front with articles brim full of
interest. Let the good work go on
until every teacher and trustee and
farmer in Rusk county is aliye to
the importance of solid, real edu-
cation. The Times is exceedingly
glad to see the teachers waging- ->
on this important questi'
There is an idee'among the r
that children should be
and stuffed. d fo-
mills of the State are located. The
lumber business there is immense,
several mills have a capacity of
125,000 feet per day, and it woulc
bp impossible to get men enough
under their sheds to handle the
lumber that they cut; it is all han-
dled by machinery, only a few
men at each mill to guide the lum-
ber from the main saws to the
proper gangways to the cut-off
saws, from which it is conveyed
to the yard gangway run by chains
with brackets on them that carry
and deliver the lumber on the yard
where there is a crew of hands to
receive and load it on trucks and
run it to the proper piles on the
jraiuy wacic at 13 StaCKCO^ ICEKij iu
put on the cars or be conveyed to
the drying ijooms or planers.
The peopSe of Orange are quite
hopeful of their little city; they
expect to have two more railroads
soon and affirm that they are
going to have deep water to the
gulf. The rice ir4-~•■-* • emu-
Orange &"A "**
They say the merchants have made better col-
lections in Henderson than for ten years, and are,
therefore, in better condition. It is also said in that
connection that the farmers during the year just
passed used more economy than ever before; that
they went, in some instances, naked of head,
naked of foot and naked of body to en-
able themselves to meet their store accounts at the
end of the year. Now if the farmers will keep out of
the credit business this year, live on what they have
and do without what they have not instead of being
forced by the hard master of debt to turn over all
their cotton next fall to the store-keepers they can
sell it at their leisure and use the proceeds thereof
according to their own notions. It may be pretty
hard to shake off, all at once, the old seven=headed
monster, but as sure as time rolls on it is the only
salvation for the farmers. It is as much the far-
mer's duty to lay up a few dollars and be able to
educate his children and to builcj them homes, in
this democratic government, as it is the duty and
pleasure of those engaged in any other pursuit. As
sure as God lives there can be no solid prosperity in
this country until the men who properly and judi-
ciously cultivate the soil shall own it and be able to
improve it and build upon it comfortable homes.
Is [it not better—a thousand times better—for
farmer, merchant, and everybody else necessary to
civilization, for every person to be free and-out of debt
—above the humiliation and despondency which debt
incurs? This credit business socomniflrL in -the
South ««nce sapped and undermined the
manhood of thousands of good men. It is hard, true
enough, to deny loved ones of things they need and
which can be easily procured by going in debt, but it
is a thousand times more serious to think that your
indulgence at the expense of debt is entailing upon
your children a slavery which they may never be able
to outlive. Let us all engage in a regular crusade
against the credit business except in cases where
life depends upon it. It is a curse to the country,
fraught with evils enough to create many hells such
as the Apostles tell us about. THETIHES has con-
demned it with an abiding faith that the people
would hear its voice and hearken therunto.
Col. Xabry Dying At Havana.
Havana January 3.—Col. Mabry
of the First Texas is dying, it is
thought of climatic fever. His
case was pronounced hopeless this
morning. At 10 o'clock this even-
ing he was still alive but his condi-
tion is very low.
At a consultation of surgeons at
the Quemados camp, where the
colonel is being cared for, hope of
his recovery was given up. Colonel
Mabry was recommended by Gen-
erals Lee and Keifer a few days ago
for appointment to the regular j
Austin, Texas, January 3.—
Governor Culberson today wired
General Lee that while he feels all
possible is being done for Colonel
Mabry, yet his deep concern for
him prompts the suggestion of ex- j
traordinary efforts. Tonight he re-
ceived the following cablegram
from General Fitzhugh Lee:
To Culberson, Governor, Austin.
Havana, January 3.—Colonel
Mabry, First Texas, developed
conditions before coming here
which have resulted in a conplica-
tion of pneumonia and meningitis.
Chances of recovery most unfavor-
Major General Commanding
Just remember that all your
strength must come from your
food. Did you ever think of
that ? ,
Perhaps your muscles need
more strength, or your nerves;
or psrhapa your stomach is
weak and cannot digest what
If you need more strengtn
^%OOl 1 *S
of Cod-Liver Oil with Hypo- %
phosphites. Tlie oil i3 the most %
easily criang3d of all fools into
strength ; a id Lb3 hypopiios- rt
phites tii3 host %
to iLts i jV th-3 nerves. ^
PCO?T'3 UMUL- o
813 M is the easiest S
and quickest euro for '£
wosk throats, for £
eoup-hs of oTcry kind,
I There are several good farmers
wanting hands, and offering power-
I ful inducements to get them. And
' still an army of indolent negroes
will hang around these little towns
i and depend on pelfering rather
than go out in the country where
they can get a big living by work-
ing for it. Our county officials
should see what virtue there is in
the vagrant law.
'of cultivation 1
aeeda *lw*y« '
t ricinftl coat of
W- bad. The be«t
cheapest. P J « t
lw«T f* *°r
fire cento p
- , SndAnnu.
and for all cases c =T de-
biiitr, woak nerves, S j —
S K. Patterson, Montague,
T?xas, writes: For 20 years have
used Dr. M. A. Simmons Livtr
Medicine for Cramps, Colic, a; d
Sick Headache. I11 my opinion t
i;stronger and acts more na'.ural'y
tbau either Black Draught or
Zeilin's medicine. im.
TYLISH, RELIABLE j
! Recommended by Leading
1 Dressmakers. 9 i
i They Alw y Please.-^-
^ BAZAR* L
id less of JIOSIL
a!l dn-j 's'.s.
The farmer that
pays cash, hath
no fear of the
Plow de corn and hoe de cotton,
Eat de lasses, eat away;
Keep de taters till dey rotten,
Let dat credit go to stay.
For all you get
live at fll? an
eat the honey.
Two or three divorces have been
granted this week by the district
I court, and marriages have followed
: with great haste.
gotten out of a rice farm that has
no water supply.
Sour l^aKe is situatecTin iiaiatn
county, about eight miles from
Sour Lake station on the Texas
and New Orleans railway. The
Silver Is To Be The Chief Issue.
Chicago, January 3.—After a
run ana iree discussion of the
matter, the ways and means com-
mittee of the democratic National
executive committee today decided
Clothespins are an American com-
modity. Some clothespins are made in
Sweden and in Scotland, bat they are
big and clumsy, twice the size of the
American pins and whittled out by
hand. Clothespins ere made chiefly of
beech and of rr-iplo, but some are made
of tupelo wood. Tliey are made entirely
by machinery, counted into boxes con-
taining 730 each by machinery, and the
boxes are nailed up by machinery. It
might almost be said that blocks o*
wood fed to machines at one en^ ^
out boxed clothespins at th' u come
are made and solf' -■ other. They
Tb<- ~ - . wonderfully cheap,
-oro aid two grades of clothespins,
firsts and seconds. First grade pins can
be bought for 35 cents a box. The pro
, duction of clothespins is enormous, mil-
lions of boxes annually. The consump-
tion in this country keeps pace with the
growth of the population, and great
; numbers are exported. Even people in
j the trade wonder what becomes of all
! the clothespins.
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j What Bothered Him.
I "When I was a yonng man," says a
I well known civil engineer, "I was sur-
; veying the route of a proposed railway.
! An old farmer with whom I stopped for
j a time admitted one day, when he saw
me figuring in the field, that mathemat-
ics always seemed a wonderful thing to
him. Being young and enthusiastic, I
began to enlarge its wonders, telling
him how v/e could measure the dis-
tances to different p'anets, and even
, ,. , , . weigh them; how we could ascertain
long distance telephone will be the height of mountains without scaling
here in a short time. Cameron's tbem and mauJ' other things which I
jni/vctnro m;n 1, j ; meant should astonish him.
drugstore will he headquarters. , "You can imagine how he ^ ^
t , . back when he replied .to thia bri''
it is the talk all over town that array of facts by saying: 'Yes, yes
x ergy create
can be no
ice of reading.
The Hercules Pants are the best
that can be made. For sale by
E. B. Alford. jani5
The Times is informed that the
lake is located in a lovely grove of | that the free coinage of silver at
stately old oaks, which afford a the ratio of 16 to i sH"
ate to Gal -
lat it will
to move it,
ly lost. Rates
creased on ev-
re heard on
ike even a
) live in,
up tne cattle range, and to-
day the shacks are vacant, the
wires tumbling down and the
former occupants gone to a country
that if not so verdant, will produce
more to sustain life than can be
Suffered Agony with Rheuma-
tism, Could Not Sleep
b Ot till-
. The In-
nd used the
in the treat-
.eases, and found
0 properties of the
ng it to the sores on the
Sour Lake I got to
in a few hours, and after
iurs stay I boarded a train
ie and got to Henderson on
all choked up with cold and
aiized more than ever that old
rtusk is the best county in all
Texas, and has more pretty women
and noble, generous-hearted men
to the square acre than any other
county in the State.
J. W. Pace.
^ .asue m the campaign of
1900, and that the battle cry should
be raised by William Jennings
Bryan in a short time.
A Physician Recommended Hood'*
Sarsaparllla and Relief Came.
"I became nervous, weak and trembly
and suffered agony from rheumatism.
Thia was followed by palpitation of the
heart, and sinking spells. Then that
terrible affliction, insomnia, took pot-
session of me. Many nights I thought
I would become insane before the light
of morning broke. My hnsband had
taken Hood's Sarsa par ilia with benefit
and he urged mi to try it. He thought It
woold make me sleep. I hesitated about
taking it until a physician recommended
T$en I began taking Hood's Sariapa-
and Hood's Pills. The resultfe I
feeling better and str^agSTtnan
'or years. I am able to sleep
to everyone who suffers as!
*>. efferson, Texas.
True Blood Furiller.
«W years ago when s*
^served that "the atta
llowed by that
^ cold or la grip
at dangerous diset
t remedy in the world for W
ds and la grippe. Every bot
rranted. For sale
~tt harmoniously i
p^eumo •tf,• MwpMi"*1
Tis debt that
makes you sweat.
Live at home and
keep out of the
Put yo' han' in mine, dear Sal,
And say to dat credit, go way,
Kee> your name off dat credit
book, my gal,
And I stay by you every day.
His Life Was Saved.
Mr. J- E. Lilly, a prominent
citizen of Hannibal, Mo., lately
had a wonderlul deliverance from a
frightful deatn. In telling ot it he
says: "I was taken with Typhoid
Fever, that ran into Pneumonia.
My lungs became hardened. I j
was so weak I couldn!t even sit up
in bed. Nothing' helped me. I
expected to soon die of Consuup-
tion, when I he^rd of Dr. King's
New Discovery. One bottle gave
great relief. I continued to use it,
and now am well and strong. I
can't say too much in its praise."
This marvellous medicine is the
surest and quickest cure in the
world for all Throat and Lung
Trouble. Regular si?es 50 cents
and $1.00. Trial bottles free at J.
E. Hightower's Drag Store; every
bottle guaranteed. im.
As you go pay,
and you will live
to pay another
Let the farmers
of Rusk county
fix the credit bus=
iness just like the
Americans did the
Speaker Reed On Expansion.
Speaker Reed is opposed to ex-
pansion, but he treats the subject
humorously. When members 1 f
the house go to him with a bill
which they would like an oppor-
tunity to bring before the house,
the "czar" will invariably inquire
sarcastically: "Does it make any
"Only a few thousand dollars,
"Then I'll have to shut you off
We need all our money to pay for
Talking the other day with
"Uncle Joe" Cannon about the
appropriations for the sessions, he
said he had made a mistake in en-
forcing a policy ol economy upon
the house, because, he remarked,
"the president has spent all I have
Saved in buying Malays at $2
A bill was passed the other day
making an appropriation of $300,-
000 for an exposition of exportable
products at Philadelphia, and he
remarked to Representative Ada
of that city; "You must lools*'out,
Bertie, or the president v 'ill veto
your bill. He can buy ' 150,000
yellow bellies with thst-moSfyT
01 them have not
_ worked at all. The Times
wants to suggest right here that
our public roads ought to be let out
by contract and managed like all
other public affairs. Our county
commissioners have the power to
work deliquent polls on the roads,
and it ought to be done. There
should be a county superintendent
of the roads, under whose super-
vision all the roads should be work-
ed. We already have the laws.
Why not enforce them?
road overseers had better look put. ; does_ seerr
It is claimed that nearly all the Wh lt 3lInS
high-ways are in
and that some ^!,1'au'
_ ; . . them
been ~ kinder cur'us, but
uothered rue was to under-
_ «hy yon have to carry one far
ev'ry ten, but if you don't the durned
thing won't come out right.'"—New
5 paper will be
t there is at
to cure in all
: is Catarrh,
i is the only
. disease, re-
Parents who permit their boys
to play marbles on the side-walks
are evidently thoughtless creatures
and should be pitied. It is a com-
mon thing these days to see little
fellows of all colors mingled and
mixed together fudging for the
middle-man in the piost conspicu-
ous places in the city. Unfortun-
ate children! Poor, thoughtless
The Times is late this week,
but all the same the issue is none
the worse on that account. Will
try to be on time in the future,
There is tangible evidence that the
pious passengers of the Mayflower were
not entirely without a sense of humor.
Back of Plymouth over the hill upon
which they planted their cannon is a
largo fresh water pond, perhaps a mile
in diameter, which, it appears from the
records, was discovered by John Bil-
lington while he was prowling aiouncl
one night, probably on a scouting expe-
dition looking for Indians. In the morn-
ing he reported that he had found the
sea in that direction and there was a
lively dispute between him and the oth-
er pilgrims as to the accuracy of his in-
formation. He stuck to his theory with
the same tenacity that he adhered to his
religion, and to this day that pond is
called "Billington's sea." — Chicago
Beyond Medical Skill.
Master—Late again, Sandy 1 Can't
you manage to get here in time?
Sandy (with a doleful headache)—J
canna sleep o' nichts, sor, and so I'm
loath to get up in the mornin.
Master—Eh, man, sleeplessness I Why
don't you consult a doctor apd get at
Sandy—I get at the oause weel
eneuch, but it'll no shut up. It's 6
weeks auld and an awful yeller.—Glas-
The polar currents contain less salt
than those from the equator.
Afghan women are never jealous of
STILL ON THE SQUARF
I handle the best goo .
the markets affo
my prices are 0r:
to the lowest v
business on the
with every one.
Always on tap.
► I «
Call on me when you want the
- -cnn. Quiek-
Star Barber Sho* ICK,
_ -— _ , -ing Pass Ag't.
and Bath Rooms, T x
Situated one door east of Meat Mat^— n
fitted with all modern fixtures, hav
Mirror Cases and Revolving Barber Jii!iiil|!|i!iinil!lilll;ti!il!iililii
capacity is as good as can be had anyw, m 3
Three First-Class Barbers
A Forerunner of the Most
Though its offensive features
are sometimes almost unbearable,
few people are aware of the danger
of which Catarrh is the forerun-
ner. Catarrh invariably leads to
Consumption. Growing worse and
worse each winter, those who rely
upou the usual treatment of
sprays, washes and inhaling mix-
tures find that it is impossible to
check the disease with these local
applications which only reach the
surface. The offensive discharge
increases all the while, causing a
feeling of personal defilement, and
gets deeper and deeper until it is
«uly a question of a short time
ntil the lungs are affected.
ortance of the proper
treatment, can therefore be readily
appreciated. But no good what-
e*ee pay expected from local
applications, as such treatment
-i ver did cure Catarrh, and never
"I had such a severe case of C • r
that I lost my hearing in one p.:
part of the bone in my nose shr-
off. I was constantly treatiul
sprays and washes, but each ••• \ •••■•
the disease seemed to have u ih-. ,
hold on me. I had finally bec.i .lo-
clared incurable when I decided to
try S. S. S. It seemed to get rii'u at
the seat of the disease, and eurot! >-■■■?
permanently, for I have had noY .
pf Catarrh for seven years.
"Mrs. Josephine Poi.ni. :
"Due West, S <
Those who haye had the fnvt
touch of Catarrh
will save en.Hess
suffering by tak-
ing the right
remedy at the
who have t u r
■(. years sought ;v-
Jief and found only" disappoint-
ment in local treatment will fi^-l
it wise to waste no further tin:;
on sprays, washes, inhaling .'na-
tures, etc., which are only ten,. .
rary and can not save th< m : :
Consumption. Catarrh is a
se. id blood disease. S. S. S
the only remedy wljicl) r.
the very bottom of the dr.
and cure it permanently.
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