The Home Advocate. (Jefferson, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 9, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 20, 1869 Page: 1 of 4
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THE HOME ADV0CATE.
A. "Weekly Journal Devoted to Christianity, Education! Home Enterprise, and G-oneral Intelligence.
C. A. KGLLV. Proprietor.
F. J. PAT1LLO, Editor und Publisher.
JEFFERSON, TEXAS, MARCH 20, I860.
Bishop Doggett, of the M. E. Church,
South, is favoring the readers of the
Baltimore Episcopal Methodist with
notes of his " Recent Tour " through
the Indian Nation and Texas. VVe
read No. 1, and have just perused
with unabated pleasure No. 5. The
intermediate Nos. have escaped us.
We clip the following paragraph
from the last number:
The reader will pardon a rflection
which was forced upon me during the
ride from Fort Smith. We met large
numbers of emigrants returning from
Texas to their former homes, or seeking
new ones, in the older States. Wagons
drawn by horses or oxen, traveling at
the rate of ten or twelve miles a day,
crowded with women and children, were
of common occurrence. What astonished
me was this refluent wave of emigra-
tion. Some had been disappointed in
their plans, and were retracing their
steps. Some had been saddened by mis-
fortune in business and by death in their
families. Others were restless, and were
seeking relief by change of place. It
was a suggestive spectacle. Great dis-
cretion is necessary in the removal of
families to new countries. Many repent
too late. In a large proportion of in-
stances, it is wiser and happier to remain
at the old homestead, in the midst of rel-
atives, Mends, and useful institutions,
patiently striving to improve one's limit-
ed fortunes, than to risk life and comfort
upon a distant and untried enterprise.
Few are compensated for the loss of ear-
ly associations and established advanta-
ges, by the physical profits which they
gain. While the efforts to improve one's
earthly condition ought uot to be re-
pressed, it ought to be guided by a sober
judgment. A small and comfortable
home in the older States is not only
fraught with more of the real pleasures
of life, but is more valuable than large
estates remote from the centre of trade
and civilization. The forfeit of religious
privileges, by the hazard, is peculiarly
melancholy. Multitudes plunge into
Western wilds, where the Sabbath is
scarcely known, the ordinances of re-
ligion rarely administered, and Sabbath
Schools have no existence. Truly, '• a
man's life ccnsisteth not in the abun-
dance of the things which he posses-
It will be observed that the Bish-
op, at the time of his writing, had
not yet reached the "promised land,"
and if he had not been a man of
nerve, and " about his Master's bu-
siness," in all probability he would
also have been driven back by that
tremendous " refluent wave," to the
hills of " Old Virginia," if he had
not shipwrecked in Arkansaw. But
we are glad, both for his sake and
for our own, that he was able to
" stem the tide." For we are sure
that after he passed over into our
" goodly land " he had a more exalt-
ed view of it than he ever could have
had at a distance, and many of our
people enjoyed a pleasure and a priv-
ilege which they never had before,
and never may again—that of see-
ing and hearing a Bishop, thus great-
ly increasing: their appreciation of
the man and his office.
We heard the Bishop highly eulo-
gize Texas, and Texas people and
lands, during the Conference at Dal-
las. And after the tour over the
boundless and fertile prairies to
Springfield, he became enthusiastic.
We remember his diguified attitude,
when in his opening address to the
N. W. Texas Conference, at Spring-
field, he exclaimed, with an empha-
sis wo cannot communicate to pa-
per: Texas is full of the cream of
lands!! And many other good
things he said to our credit.
We arc inclined to the opinion
that the " refluent wave ;; which so
astonished the Bishop, was only a
regiment.of " Grashoppers " akin to
those that brought back an evil re-
port from the land of Canaan, be-
cause they saw the "giants" and
the "Auakims;" and that those
" Auakims ;"
wagons full of women and children
were Arkansaw velocipedes. Well,
Texans always rejoice when the
Now, we reverently ask the good
Bishop, if he has not, in his long pil-
grimage, often met " refluent waves "
from the very gates of the heavenly
Canaan — the "Grasshopper Chris-
tians"—returning with an evil report
and discouraging words ?
We say to the brave, come on, and
occupy this " cream of lands !"
Will not the Bishop, in his future
letter, with his new lights upon the
subject, clear up that stereotyped
notion of the people of the older
States, which prematurely crops out
in the above extract concerning the
" Western wilds," where the Sab-
bath is not known, the ordinances of
religion rarely administered, and
Sabbath Schools have no existence?"
" He that runs may read" some-
things; and we hope the Bishop in
his " streak" from the Indian Na-
tion through to Corpus Christi, kept
his eyes open, and saw something
besides " Wet-tern wilds." Let us
wait patiently and see.
D. Danforth sells a large lot of
fruit trees to-day.
Don't forget Boyd's Picture Gal-
Graham & Taylor are doing a fine
Get your wagon repaird at John
L. Moody & Co., have new sup-
Brem, Watts & Stephens are doing
a pushing business.
Kelly's Foundry is still alive with
Hoban will soon return with a nice
lot of goods.
W. II. Reese can suit you in shoes
S. W. Stone still holds the situa-
tion with his Charter Oak.
Grogard, of Norsworthy & Gro-
gard, has returned, and looks as
pleasing as "new shoes." They have
a new supply.
J. W. & J. R. Russell & Co. look
Bateman & Bro. have nearly fin-
ished their new brick, on Austin—
their clerks stand the test, and make
it a pleasure to you to trade there.
J. M. Murphy <fcCo., are still doing
a large business—very.
Foscue & Bro. have new consign-
We condense from the .Tiinplccute:
The Senate passed Butler's bill
for joint committe of three Senators
and six Representatives to take
charge of all Indian affairs, by
03 to 4T.
Concurrent resolution to adjourn
to 4th Monday in March, carried, 118
A resolution authorizing the Pres-
ident to negotiate for the annexation
of St. Domingo, adopted.
Washington, March 16.—Joubert
and Dumas, colored men from N. 0.
came here for foreign appointments.
Duuias desired a mission to Hayti ;
Joubert consulship. They were per-
suaded the interests of their race re-
quired they should stay at home,
and Joubert is now applying for
New Orleans assessorship and Du-
mas for Baton Rouge collectorship.
Chances are equal for General
The bill for strengthening the pub-
lic credit passed, and goes to the
Washington, March 15.—The
President lias appointed Robert
Martin Douglass, a son of Judge
Douglass assistaut private secretary.
Vieksburg, March 15.—This eve-
ning about 9 o'clock the steamer
Ruth, belonging to the Atlantic
& Mississippi Steamship Company,
took fire and was totally consumed,
about thirteen miles above this place;
it is reported that no lives were lost.
The Ruth was one of the finest
steamers on the Mississippi river.
The following is furnished by Foscue
Liverpool. Mar. 19, 11-15, A. it—
Quiet—sales 8000 at 12 to 12 1-4 d.—
Sales of the week, 54000; sales for ex-
port, 4000; sales to speculators, 5000.
The stock of cotton of all classes at
Liverpool is 209000. The stock of Amer-
ican cotton at Livetpool is 105000. The
stock of cotton of all classes afloat for
Liverpool is 303000.
New York, Mar. 19, 10-30, A. M.—
Market dull—prices unchanged, 28 1-2
to 29. Gold 130 5-8.
New Orleans, March 19.—Cotton low
middling: 262 to 27.
from eomo cause to us unknown. From
its appearance and matter, we judge It
to be well patronized, as such journals
ought to be, not oulv by the medical pro- I
fesslon, but tho people generally. Green-
ville Dowell, M. D., Editor. Subscrip-
The speech of Hon. L. D. Evan', on
the condition of Texas, and the forma-
tion of new Status, delivered in tho Con-
stitutional Convention of Texas, Jan. 0,
18G9, is received in pamphlet. It is a
well matured document, and contains
much that Ave could heartily endorse,
but we have not space for remarks.
The March number of the Sclioolday
Visitor, has come to hand. It is one of
the best periodicals of the kind we have
seen. Doughaday & Becker, Philadel-
phia. Subscription $1 25.
The Ladies Pearl is a diamon lin value.
The March No. is worth one-third the
subscription price. John Shirley Ward,
Editor, Nashville, Tenn. Three Dollars
The Watchman and Reflector is a ven-
erable periodical, just entered into its
fiftieth year. Though Radical in poll-
tics, the number before us is conciliatory
in tone, and somewhat confesses to hav-
ing said some things that it ought not to
have said of the South. We hope this is
a good omen
the Baptist faith. It is quarto in form,
and has the peculiarity of two heads—in-
dicative perhaps of its politico-religious
character. Apart from its politics, we
like the "Reflector"—kindly attached
to the name anyhow—and find in it
much interesting matter. J. W. Olms-
tead & Co., Boston. Subscription 83.
Ballou's Monthly Magazine. March
TI1E INDEPENDENT FARMER.
Let sallor3 sing of the windy deep,
Let soldiers praise their armor;
But in my heart this toast I'll keep—
The Independent Farmer,
When first the rose, in robe of green,
Unfblds its crimson lining,
And round his cottage porch Is seen
The honeysuckle twining;
When banks of bloom their sweetness
To bees that gather honey,
He drives his team across the field,
Where skies arc soil and sunny.
Tho black bird clucks behind the plow,
The quail pipes loud and clearly;
Yon orchard hides, beyond Its bough,
The home he loves so dearly.
The gray and old barn-doors enfold
His ample store in measure—
More rich than heaps of hoarded gold—
A precious, blessed treasure;
While yonder, on the poarch there stands
His wife, the lovely charmer—
The sweetest rose on all his lands—
The Independent Farmer.
To him tho Spring comes dauclngly,
To him the Summer blushes;
The Autum smiles with mellow ray,
His sleep old Winter hushes;
He cares not how the world may move.
No doubts or fears confound him;
His little flock are linked In love,
Aud household angels round him;
He trusts to God, and loves his wife,
Nor griefs nor ills can harm her;
He's nature's nobleman in life—
The Independent Farmer.
, No. received. A worthy literary jour-
ments almost daily. The " right | naj. Boston; Elliott, Thomes <fc Talbot.
Subscription $1 50.
"Varieties in Creation," an interesting
men in the right place."
Is your leg broken ? Go to Dr.
Are you sick? Where is Dr. Ray-
S. Sulnon has gone for a supply of
The Advocate office has turned
out several nice jobs this week.
PRUNING WHEN TRANSPLANT-
We consider il important to short-
en back all fruit trees, shrubs and
vines when transplanting It lessens,
by reducing tho number of buds, the
demand for supply on the roots as
soon as that laid up in the bud is
exhausted, and it gives increased
vigor to tho remaining buds, by giv-
ing to them tho supply that would
have been devoted to those removed,
had they been left to remain. There
is however, room for study iu the
practico of heading in, because of
tho vigor of growth and power of
producing strong now shoots, bein^
much greater in some sorts than oth-
ers. Tho peach, for instance, may
bo cut back to within two feet of the
crown, leaving not a limb or twig,
and yet tho treo in tho ensuing fall
will be found, under good cultivation,
to have mado four or five strong
shoots, each as many feet long, and
with abnndant latorial branches.—
Pursue tho same course with the ap-
ple, and nine times out of ton, the
result will be a few feoble shoots of
four to six inches, with a dead tree
the following spring. Tho pear,
when worked on the quince, will
bear much severer pruning back than
when on the pear stock. Tho grape,
when cut back two or three buds,
grows vigorously, but if left unprun-
ed, it struggles and is dead.-Horti-
Livk Within Youk Means.—Limited
means and gaudy pride cannot walk
hand in hand through life—pne must
yield to the other or discontent will
follow. If you give year to the silly
voice of pride, and overstep your
income, momentary happiness may
be yours, luxuries may surround you,
gay display enchant you, and friends
gather admiringly around you, but
it cannot last—the truth will come—
the bubble is too frail, too briliant to
buffit life's rough winds, aud in a
moment it is gone, leaving you to
the hand of misfortune, and in re-
morse and poverty you sink to mourn
your sad choice. On the other hand,
in religion" ^supports if, Patiently listen to the modest
pleadings of prudence and economy,
and heed their counsel, all will be
well. Remember the lofty house,
and spacious halls, gaudy display,
jeweled and tinseled robes and fash-
ion and follies, oftner cause more
sorrow and bitter tears, and frowns
and furrows, than their pleasures
are worth. True, the wealthy have
their joys and happiness which many
envy. Their hoarded gold and proud
titles have their favorites, but they
only last while they live within their
means. But nobility of heart is
more to be enjoyed. It teaches us
The celebrated French critic, \rse-
ne Houssaye, in his recent work on
" Female Beauty," speaks in very
complimentary terms of tho prepos-
sessing appearance of American la-
dies: " We have very bountiful
women in France, aud so has every
other nation, but one thing 1 am
quite sure, that no people can boast
of more beauties among its women,
than the North Americans. Go to
one of their evening parties, and un-
less every cornel' of your heart is
already occupied, you are certain to
fall in love. You will hardly meet
there a young girl but that is attrac-
tive in tho highest degree. The
charms of the women of all other
countries seern to be blended in the
American. She stands peerless among
Poem in pamphlet, by Col. H. G. Hall, , ... .„ ...
, 0. . , economy and sell-sacrificcs to bruiir
of Shreveport. >Vc thank the author J. . . .... P
, r , , ... „ our wants to meet our means. Wide
for his remembrance of us, and his well , conteilt dwelt in Aden's b u
wishes. The production has literary WM ] )kradisCt l)llt a8 Boon UH v'ai„
merit, and evinces talent well cultivated.
The September No. of the Galveston
Medical Journal comes to the Ultra Ku
Klux. It is six months behind the times,
desires came whispering through ite
leafy groves, the happy angel took
its flight, and all nature felt the
Intelligent Witness.—A witness
iu a trial iu Winchester, England,
before Mr. Baron Martin, persisted
iu telling what other people said,
interlarded his testimony so often
with " said 1" and " said he," tiiat
tho counsel was utterly bewildered.
Tho Court attempted to set the man
" My good man, tell us exactly
" Yes, my Lord, certainly, I said I
should not have the pig "
" Well, what was his answer ?"
'■ lie said that ho had been keep-
ing the pig for me, and that he—
" No, no, he did not say (hat—he
could not have said it; he spoko in
j the first person."
| " I was the first person that spoke,
" 1 mean this—don't bring in the
; third person — repeat his exact
"There was no third person, my
1 Lord—only him and me."
" Look here, my good fellow—h«?
( did not say tie had been keeping the
'pig; he said, ' I have been keeping
i " I assure you, my Lord, there was
no mention of your Lordship ut all.
We are on two different stories, my
' Lord. There was no third person,
my Lord; and if anything had leen
said about your Lordship, I mint
1 have heard it.''
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