The Semi-Weekly Journal (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 14, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 30, 1870 Page: 1 of 2
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BELTON, BELL COUNTY, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 1870.
/ Published at ■>.
Button, Bell Coiyit), Texas,
/Wednciadny ^ Solm-tlsiy.
J. EL Davenport, Proprietor.
For Terms. Advertising Rules,
Agents, &(•., see inside [>age.
From tlie Stat.o Journal.]
The President to Issue Amnes-
ty alter Texas and Georgia
are Admitted—Virginia Dele-
and Infallibility—Xew Mexl-
eo asks Admission.
Washington, March 34.
• Revenue receipts $419,000.
President Grant intends issuing a
general amnesty when Texas and Geor-
gia are restored.
In answering the Virginia delegation
President Grant supported neither sale
but said Gen. Canby's action was sim-
ply for tlie preservation of peace. Gen.
C'unby would have been blamed lmd
he neglected precaution.
In Koine it is reasserted that the
American Bishops refuse to assent to
In the Treasury: Currency $525,000;
gold coin $05,000; gold certificates
$40,000,000. . '
IIocse.—The bill making one year's
residence necessary to cadetsliip, pass--
A resolution directing the Secretary
of-the Navy to court marsh all Com-
mander Upsliaw for buying his son's
admission to Annapolis passed.
Washinton, March 25.
Revenue receipts to-day $300,000.
Next payment, in coin in interest,
♦1 ,500,000 occurs May 1st.
Bbnatk.—Mr. Wilson introduced a
bill to reduce the officers and men of
the army and fix-their pay.
A joint resolution for the disposal of
the public lands in Florida, Alabama,
Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas,
Under the homestead laws, was discuss-
ed to one o'clock, when the Senate re-
sumed executive session on the San
Domingo bill. . .„
IIoose.—A number of private bills
reported, among them one adversely
for property, destroyed at Gaines' Mill,
Sinking of. Steamer Guidon—
gration at San Francisco.
Memphis, March 24.
The Steamer Guidon, hence to Little
Rock, was snaged and is a total loss."
No lives lost.
The Germans in this city protest
against Congressional interference.
Salt Lake, March 24.
The News, commenting on the pas-
sage of the anti-Monnon bill, is quite
defiant, saying, "the most valuable ex-
perience we possess to-day we gained
San F-bancisco, March 25.
. Conflagration of the American
bridge; burned by an incindary. Loss
Letter from Corsicana.
Dry Weather—Fruit Crop —
"Boys in Blue"—Wo District
Court — District and Couiily
Clerk—Modern Justice of the
Coksicana, Texas, ~ )
March 22, 1870. (
EniTons Belton Jouiinal :
There has been no scarcity of cloudy
weather for the past few weeks, yet
there has not been a sufficiency of ruin
for farming purposes since planting
time, and gardeners and farmers have
been, on 'that account, considerably
I have heard it rcmarkod by men of
age and experience that frost neves
destroys the fruit crop in March ; but
we have been favored this Spring with
an exception to the rule—the frosts
and freezes of this month having nip-
ped all that was in bloom, which may
be set down as much the larger part of
The "blue coats" are still with us;
but under the excellent management
ot Major A. R. Chaffes, commanding,
their presence has, as yet,-been fruitful
of no very serious disturbance. The
Major is a pleasant gentleman, and no
doubt his influence in the future will
be extended, as so far it has been in
interests of' peace and order.
We have been without a District-
Court "time whereof the memory of
man runctli not to the contrary." Some
pfficer essential to the dispatch of_its
business being ever minus at the time
appointed for its sessions.
A. Mr. Walter L. Bell, op Ei.i,is
County, was appointed District Clerk
in time to have made arrangements for
the term of that Court at this place
(beginning last Monday) but his pri-
vate affairs, it seems, were of more mo-
ment than the performance of his pub-
tic duties, and he has been unable, on
that account, to put in his appearance"
bore until within the past few days;
and now he comes, armed with Ellis
county securities, to claim that oflicc
together with that of County Clerk.
His sureties being unknown here, Judge"
Elliot "couldn't see it," and lie has
returned home, probably to make the
further preparations that arc necessary
to reap the profits of these offices. By
the time he returns the State will be
admitted (probably) and the County
Court, which alone can approve his
bond, will be numbered among tlie
things that Were—not being known in
the new Constitution; and he will
likely never have the honor of seiving
tlus county in either of the capacities
above alluded to. lie hopes, however,
to hold the District Clerk's office until
the next general election.
While on the subject of Courts, I
will mention that we hove in this
county a J. P. of extraordinary pow-
ers. He - appoints'liis own constables,
tries murder cases by jury, and fines
men for telling fibs. A having
been guilty of some misdemeanor was
being searched for by parties who
wished to have him brought to trial
they enquired of a neighljor if he had
seen A that day and he, not know-
ing why they asked, and not taking
time to "ponder well" before lie spoke,
returned a negative answer. But it
came out in the evidence at the trial
that lie must have seen A , and for
having misrepresented it formerly, he
was lined $15.
* Excuse length, and I will try to con-
dense in future.
■Cubans and Spaniards oppose
sins to have Immediate Trial
—Another Ship Lost—Liver-
pool vs. London.
Havana, March 24.
Fifteen hundred Spaniards and many
Cubans met and pasjscd resolutions pro-
testing against the transfer of Cuba to
the United States.
Pakis, March 24.
Persons accused of conspiring against
the Euipcrori life ore to be tried by
London, March 25.
The ship Gcrmaniaj. lately from a
Haytian port for Hamburg, was totally
lost off thcKcntish coast.
The Times, discussing the Darieri
* th. " ~ " "
Linkrpool, March 3*S.
ehip canal, doubts whetlicr the value
will cover the cost.
Merchants protest against having
their American messages sent via Lon-
New York, March 25.
Gold weak at 111*. Cotton steady;
sales 2100 bales at 22Jc.
Vif for State Items sec 4th page.
Assess your Property
r|"MIE assessment of State and County
X Tax for 1870 will close on the first'
day of April, 1870. All lists received
after that date will be assessed with 20
per cent, penalty as the law directs.
J. N.'D AMBON,
7-1 m Assessor & Collector Bell Co.
It. D. KINNEY,
Belton Boot Shop.
ALWAYS on hand a large and well
selected stock of FRENCH and
AMERICAN LEATHER—well pur-
chased to manufacture Boots of every
variety and style at shortest notice. .
Repairing clone with neatness and dis-
All work warranted not to rip.
R. D. KINNEY & Co.
tUp Half dozen journeyman
feb. 26-15- tf. R. D. K.
Silversmith & Jewelry Store
"-Vf East. Side Public Square,)
A completo'assortment of Fine Gold
and Silver Watches, Spectacles, Tools,
and Jewelry. E5P Watches, Clocks
and Jewelry repaired. iij>rS0'69-15tf
john c. henry.
Dry Goods, Groceries, Provis-
ions, Liquors, etc.,
Helton, ... Texas.
M. C. & CO.'S COLUMN.
\v a. MILLER....-..don A. CHAMDRRLlft
J: Z. MILLER.
MILLER, CHAMBERLIN & CO,,
m, % i!
belton, : texas.
Sight Exchange on Houston, Galves-
m, N. Orleans and Now York, lionglit
W A Miller, Don A Chauiberlin,
J Z Miller.
Miller,' Chamberlin & Co.
WOOL GROAWERS will please note
that wo' desire to purchase all
the Wool in Bell and adjoining coun-
ties. Have twenty thousand dollars
in Gold to pay for wool—will give the
highest market price for samo. We
invite wool growers to lurnish us sam-
ples of their wool at their earliest con-
11IIAT we keep constantly on hand a
full supply of sacks,.twine and din*
ping tobacco, all of which will bo sold
at extremely low figures.
MILLER, CHAMBERLIN & CO.
M. C. Ot CO.'S COLUMN.
W E call the attention of the public
to the fact we have secured the ser-
DR. P. E. MALLORY
to superintend the Drug Department
ot our store. Dr. Mallory being an ex
perienceil Druggist as well as Physi
cian,' we foel confident of giving entire
satisfaction in tlio filling of all orders,
compounds and prescriptions.
We have the latest and freshest im-
portation of Drugs, among which may
600 Ounces Quinine,
Lnrgo supply of ■ *" """
Jalap, Laudanum, Alcohol,
in fact a complete assortment of all
NEW BOOT SHOP!
First Door above II. C. Denny's
North Sale Public Square.
Having laid in .in assortment of the
best muteriaJ, 1 am now prepared
46 .make to order
Boots & Slioes of the Best
* At The Loweut Rate*.
Q^~ Orders from a distance must bo
accompanied by the cash.
3-12-ly J. S. ALLEN.
llugujiiiller t. l. miller
Hugh Miller & Brothers,
Manufacturers of the celebrated
"Miller Saddle Trees,"
A full supply always on hand. Or-
ders filled at short -notice. Prices low,
and terms cash. jan29'70-l-ly
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, is
the style now in Wyoming.
A man in Lousiana has invented a
machine for killing cotton worms by
steam. He claims perfect -success for
and will exhibit it at the State Fair
to come off in New Orleans next
Col. E. M. Yerger escaped from pris-
on in Jackson, Miss., by scaling a
fence 20 feet high with the aid of a
barrel, box and bucket, placed against
Snmucl F. Wilson,' associate editor
of the New Orleans Picayune, died on
the 11th inst. He was a native of Con-
neticnt. lie had been for many years
one of the most accomplished journal-
ist in tlie South. .
Captain Conner, who was elected to
Congress at the last election, from
Northern Texas, lias been notified that
his scat will be contested. If Con-
gress acts upon the same principle that
the Texas Legislature did, Captain
had just as well quit paying board in
Washington. He was a Captain dur-
ing the Warm an Illinois regiment
and was elected on the Hamilton tick-
et for Congress.
The city of Richmond Va., is in
trottlde; they have two Mayors who
tire each holding court, o • attemped to
do so. Some. little skirmishing has
taken place in consequence. Mobile
was in the same fix not long since.
N. H. RATHER,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
(.Hefley's old Stand),
To tlie'Plantcrg of BELL, MI-
LAM, FALLS and McLEN-
A. W. COLLINS
Will give his entire attention to GIN
AND PRESS BUILDING.
Having had an experience of over twen-
ty ^cars in the business in Arkansas,
Louisiana and Texas I feel confident ot
giving satisfaction. Rcfcrcnce given it
desired. • All work warranted. ltf
JOHN Q. ALLEN «fcCa,
Have now In store a well se-
lected a:id. complete
STAPLE AND FANCY
Drugs, Patent Medicines,
WHITE GOODS, .
School Books, Stationery,
&e. , dec. Ac.
WHICH THEY ARE SEALING AT
A LARGE lot of fresh Bois de Arc
"seed just received and for sale by
MILLER, CHAMBERLIN & Co.
Belton. Feb. 12,1870. tf.
illii, hamberlin & Co.
If AVE just received the largosKaud
and best selected stock of
FALL ATM S3 WINTER
that has ever been ofFered in the into
riotvOf Texas, all of will bo sold at. tho
very lowest prices—either wholesale or
As these goods have been bought di-
rect from manufactures this Fall
WE HAVE NO OLD .STOCK
AT HIGH COST,
and are therefore prepared to sell at
BUYING SOLELY FOB CASH wo
GET JiARG.jlNS — SELLING FOR
CASH ONLY wo.can GIVE BAR-
GAINS aud pledge ourselves to do so.
We -Invito• oubuuj luerelimits who'
are already our customers, and all other
country dealers.to an early examination
of our stock, which we feel confident
they will find complete and at extreme-
ly low figures. . , '
A mom; our stock of Dry Goods will
bo found Bleached and Brown /domes-
tics, Drilling, Cotton Flannels, Checks
aud Stripes, Bed Ticks and Lincoys,
Prints of the most beautiful styles and
fashions, at 124 cents a yard. Ginghams
and Osnaburgs, Linen Lawns aud
Bareges; also the greatest variety of
Ladies Dtess Goods, &c &c.
T"ACIvONETS, Cambrics, Nainsook,
J Swiss Muslius, cheek and stripe
Nainsook, Skirtings, Bishop & Victoria
Lawns, Domestics, French Organdies
and IriBh Linens; also Linen Handker-
chiefs, Cuffs and collars, at
Miller, Clianibcrlin A. to.'*
Ribbons, embroadery. hosiery, gloves,
braids, buckles, dress trimmings, sew-
ing silk, great variety of buttons,combs,
brashes, pipes, corsets, hoop skirts, sta-
tionary, perfumery,"etc.. etc., at
Rllller, Clianiberlln & Co.'i
all of which aro warranted—having
been purchased from a leading New
Drugs Sold Wholesale
Wo invite the spociul attention of
Physicians and country merchants to
our immense stock of drugs, modicinos,
etc., which wo shall continue to sell, as
heretofore, at tho very lowost market
We particularly desire to return thaks
to.our numorous customers—both phy-
sicians and merchants—and solicit a
continuance of their trade with the as-
surance of giving satisfaction both in
METHVIN & LIGHT,
North Side Public Square,
Belton,...............Te l; 0
Have now on lifend, and to arrive, a
large and eompfete stock of
STAPLE DRY GOODS,
Groceries, : : : : .• Hardware,
which they offer at wholesale ok retail
at the .
'*>=*■ Lowest CASH BATES.
T : 1
HEIR stock consists, in part, of lite
Prints, Domestics, Cotton Strife*,
Linens, Ready Made Gfothing •
Hats, Shoes, Bale Thread,
Horse Colfars, Ete;,
and in the Grocery and Provision line
Sugar, Coffee, Bait, Bacon,
Fiour, Case and other
Liqnors, Oigars, '
&.C., &c„ At.
Also a stock of BAUD WAtMBfiidi
as Shovels, Spades, ChaihsT^
Axes, Hoes, Smoothing Irons,
and in fact every artteta thai
is likely to be fonnd in a com-
pfote stock* ..
They invite the attention 0/
the inillie to their $toob
quality and price,
CHAMBERLIN & Co.
W. A. MILI.Klt DON A. CIIAMURIiUN
J. Z. At I I.I.Kit.
Miller, Chamberlin & Co.,
Wholesale Dealers in
• „ • ; r.,". 0,
, : U-.v ■ V:: •- ■■■./&* [>
W ANTED, a good stout indusfri-
TI ous laborer. Good wages" paid.
MILLER, CHAMBERLIN & Co.
Miller, Chamberlin & Co.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
SUGAR, COFFEE, SALT,
Rifle and Rlasting Powder,
Shot, Lead, Caps, Fuse and
Pocket knives, great vat.ety and
st,jles, scissors, sheep shear s, knives &
forks, table and tea spoons,bridle bits
and spurs, coffin tacks and lining nails,
bolts, hinges, butts, screws, great va-
riety of locks, a full stock of saddlery
hardware, axes, nails,- castings and
chains; also a great variety ot hard-
ware not included in the above—all of
which we will sell at the very lowest
cash prices: will sell the very best
steel weeding hoe at 75 cents ; call and
examine Miller, Chamberlin <$■ 'Co.
Ladies' Hati-Winter Styles.
FOUR SEQUENCES wlll be the re-
sult of an examination and pur-
chase from our stock.
1st Sequence. A Hat niecly fitting you
are sure here to find.
2d Sequence. Tasty in style, and cheap
of its kind.
8d Sequcncc. Will double adtnircro
wliatever their number may lie.
4th Sequence. And mortify nonpur-
chasers with truest envy.
MILLER, CHAMBERLIN & CO.
iberlln Sc. Co.'s
FULL and STYLISH STOCK of
At Miller, CfcaMfceriln 4k Co.'s
r 1 ENTLEMENS* READY TIADH
At fllller, Chanbcrlin A Co.'s
MON# which may bo fonnd Jayne's
family Medicines, Ayer's Pills, Cherry
Pectora'. and Sarsaparilla; Wright's,
Stone'* & Railway's Pills, Champion's
Family Medicines, Radway's Reaay Re'
lief aud Perry Davis's Pain Killer, Dr.
Sanford's Liver Invigorator and Hall's
Hair Restorer. Oils, Paints, Dye Staffs,
Window Glass, P ltty, Indigo, Madder?
Copperas, Alum, Sulphur, Soda, Ginger,
Pepper, Spice, etc. - '
G"t ENTLEMEN will please to note
I that having secured the iwrvices of
Mu. PINKSTON, a thorough appren-
ticed Tailor, we are prepared to nU all
orders for GENTLEMENS' SWTS.
A perfect fit guaranteed. Rooms uj
stairs. Don't neglect getting you?, sui
For remember, that say what you may,
There is something enticing in a C'oat
that is gay.
Now the Young Man who for a Coat be-
grudges to pay.
Shall find it long distant the date ot
his wedding dtt<
MILLER, ClfAMhERLtN & CO.
Leather uiways on
MILLER, CHAMBERLIN CO.'S
MILLER, CHAMBERLIN & CO.
nPHE New Patent SIDE ;8AftJMjfl,
yv jK^Ontas Tree,
At miller, Chamberlin * Co.'s
Remember that it's the Vera Cruz Tree
that you need, -
The Saddle most pleasing to Rider and
S9 so to Steed.
To find a genuine article it's straight
you must go
To that that house (of Chi
Miller, Chamberlin A
EM J! UlilC 4- ALLEN \
Having-placed their claims in onr
hands with instructions to collect
tiiora immediately, we therefore re*
quest all persons indebted to them>to
come forward and settle at onee and
save further cost, for we expect to
obey orders. LEACH A HOLMAN.
J. G. UATTE A.M. HANNA.
BELTON, TEXAS. ,J.
Havo on haud and will be ooaatfw||||
Staple and FAlKftf .
' In IHI
Crockery & QlaMWf
and in fact eve
a country >wn-,,
* ' J*?-;
Will always pay tL
prioe for eon ti try pro4<
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MILLER, CHAMBERLIN So CO.
Our goods will be sold i
prices. Please call
(4t ^ower't tn
|i| /fVE a complete
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SHALL bo preparwlTln a
urcfiases at the homes
of our customt.
Corporati/m of Bcltoh.
MILLER, CHAMBERLIN A CO.
BOOO IlKEf HIDES !
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MILLERVcH JMBEBLIN 4CO.'S
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