The Watchman (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 6, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 28, 1870 Page: 2 of 8
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Greenwood Masonic Institute.
meeting of tlie
We tender our thanks to Hon. E.
States or enlist as scouts in the service
of the United States, and that the
sum of dollars be, and is hereby,
W. K. FOSTER, Editor.
Texas as a Home for Immigrants.
A writer in the Washington Chronicle
says that Texas, with an area in square
miles exceeding that of the New England
States, added to that of Maryland Dela-
ware and Ohio, and almost equal to the
coast planting States, including Louisi-
ana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Geor-
gia and South Carolina, has within its bor-
ders a much smaller portion of land unfit
for cultivation than any corresponding
number of square miles on the continent.
The same writer also states that Texas
possesses the advantages of a salubrious
climate, a soil unsurpassed in fertility—
adapted to the growth of all the cereals ;
produces the very finest short staple as
sea-island cotton, and inexhaustible min-
eral wealth. The rich grazing fields of
Northern Texas, known as the " black
waxy land,"'produce not. only fine crops
of wheat, oats, rye, barley and corn, but
are also well adapted to cotton. The
lands of Middle and Northern Texas pro-
duce on an average GOO pounds of ginned
cotton to the acre. One man can easily
cultivate ten acres in corn and ten in cot-
ton. The corn alone will pay the expense
of cultivating and gathering the entire
crop, and leaves the farmer the net profit
of, say at least 5000 pounds of cotton,
which at present prices would be worth
$1150, currency. These same lands pro-
duce all kinds of fruits, except the strictly
tropical, to which may be added the great
advantage of free pasturage, whereby a
thrifty farmer can, in a few years, sell
from one to three thousand dollars worth
of stock, wool, hides, making a net profit
for one man of from one to four thousand
dollars per year, which certainly cannot
be excelled in any country. " Texas is
emphatically, the country for an industri-
ous ;«>oor man.
The above comments we find in the
Galveston News, one of the staunchest
journals, in the interest of the State.
When the agricultural Bill now
pending in our Legislature becomes
a law. Judge Baker will be entitled
to greater praise than if he had con-
queieu upomiie TieTcl. Tins Bill con-
templates the abolition of farm and
plantation fences. In order to adopt
the provisions of the bill to the dif-
ferent localities it provides for an
election in each county on the ques-
tion of Fence or no Fence.
If Williamson county will vote
"No Fence*' and rid this section of
its maverick and yearling stealers, a
great good will be accomplished and
the landed interest advanced in ma-
ny respects. The thorough turning
up of the soil is the future develop-
ment of this State, and the sooner done
thebetter. We say Williamson coun-
ty will vote NO FENCE, and receive
great reward thereby.
this Institution, at Bound Bock, May j Wegener M C., for a copy of the fol-j appropriated oat of money in th^
15,1870, Mr. G. W Davis presented lowing bill and other Congressional j treasury not otherwise appropriated,
his report as travelling agent for the] documents: | pay th expensesesof saidnegotia-
Board, which on motion was receiv- ^l* Degenei, on lea^c, introduced t tions.
| the following bill for the better pro- j Read twice, referred to Committee
j tection of the frontiers of Texas, j on Military Affairs and ordered to be
| Whereas the troops at the disposal of j printed.
the general commanding the district! .. ■ —
On motion it was
ed and adopted
That we commend the energy and
faithfulness manifested by Mr Davis
and thank him in behalf of the In-
stitute and the community for the
successsful accomplishment of the
difli cult and important task which he
has so efficiently performed. On mo-
tion it was Resolved:
That the Trustees tender their sin-
cere thanks to those who have con-
tributed so liberally, in response to
the solicitations of our agent, Mr. Da-
vis, for the seating of our school
of Texas are entirely inadequate to j Printers and small speculators from
the imperative duty of protecting, the North having established newspa-
botli the frontier settlements against j per in Mississippi for the express pur-
the Indians, and the loyal citizens in | p0se of getting all the legal advertis-
the intei 101 of the k.tatt against law " | ing, under legistive coercion, a move-
less bands; whereas, the frontier posts
are too far apart, and the cavalry
force unable to guard off and pursue
the marauders of the Kickapoo, Co-
manche, and other wild tribes of In-
dians ; and, whereas, murder and dep-
redations by these tribes are of al-
most dailv occurence: Therefore,
o* " .o
me lit is on foot among the old news-
papers publishers of the State to coun-
teract in some degree the effect which
the anticipated law is designed to
have. The game is to compel the res-
ident community to subscribe to the
Radical journals established by these
adventurers in order to have access
to the legal advertising;—thus taking
Re it enacted by the Senate
building, and that the names of the j and house of Representati ves of the bnit-1 a mean advantage of their necessities
donors, together with these resolutions led States of Americain Congress assem- \ to obtain support for these partisan
be published in the Georgetown ^]\at the general commanding sheets. The movement proposed for
Watchman Donebv order of Trustees. Ithe dlst,'.lct ,of Texas be '}u_! the thwarting of this game is for the
t t mi rr v <7/ I thorized to organize in such counties 0id established papers to publish free
' | as are exposed to Indian depreda- ,,f chargeall legal notices that are nee-
H. B. SHEPrARD, Secretary. \ tions, and call into the service of the! essarv to be published in their respec-
To the Trustees of Greenwood Masonic j United States, detachments of mount-! tive districts.
Institute: i(M' !ne" exceeding tv\entv privates j When that game is played in Texas,"
,, T ] , ana non-eonimissionedomcersand one . ,. , , . , , , ,
Gentlemen—I now proceed to ren-, lieutcnaut to cacll countv . Provkh(, \ «« rut,mated we are in forthefree list
der you an account of
in procuring funds for
my success; That the entire force shall not exceed
School building. The amounts were
donated as follows:
M. M. Rogers New York, $500 00
the aggregate number of one thousand.
"Ho for Texas/'—Under this head
. 7 7 - _ _ , , the Patriot, of Harrisburg, Pennsvlva-
bid be >t further enaeM. ui Qf the 12th inst, says:
I hat said companies shall provide, Texas h b d all question,
for their horses, equipments, and pro-1 SUperioi. advantages over every other
Jno. Burtis "
Hover, Calhoun & Co. "
S. H. Condict "
Mulford & Sprague "
Leon & H. Blum Galveston
J. W. Brandon "
I. Burnstien "
1st National Bank, Kansas City
The Immortal " Six.'*—Our dispatch
of the 18th, from Austin, given ex-
actly as it read, by the printers, stat-
ed that six Senators had withdrawn
from the Republican caucus, but
gave the names of only five: Alford,
of the 2Gth, Pridgen. of the 24th,
Mills, of the 15th, Taylor, of the 17th,
and Baker, of the 27th District We
hope there are at least six who refuse
to be driven into the party traces, on
the militia bill, and other schemes in-
tended to benefit the few at the ex-
pense of the character and interests
of the State. Be the number five or
six more or less, they will be sus-
tained and honored by the intelligence
and patriotism of the country.—Gal.
! Jo Jim Hunter New York
| Ilea(t & (.*u.
j Tufts Tinley & Co., "
! Belcher Park & Co. "
| T. P. & Co..
| Cochran. McLain & Co. "
j MelensTrask& Ripley "
| Carhart & Bro. "
| Stewart & Mail* Brenham
; James A. Trumbull "
I B. R. Doves & Bro,
i W. E. Poole
! G. R. Jewell
Gary & Skinner "
Ambler & Mason "
Sam 11. Chambers New York
Robinson Lord & Co. "
Joseph E. Tripple & Son N. York 5 00
J. S. B. & Co., " 5 00
Five Yankees 2 50
R. R. Cochran Seguine 2 50
W. P. Griffey Moscow, Ky. 2 50
And fiftv-six others $1 00 each. 5G 00
Galveston 5 00
j visions at their own expense ; that
i tliev shall be ready to turn out at all
I . , " .
| times, whenever their services may
! be needed ; that their service shall
I not exceed ten days in one month,
| nor ninetv davs throughout the vear,
i «/ C c
I and that they shall not be required
! to serve beyond their own or the ad-
joining counties, except under the
| special order of the general command-
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted,
I That said companies shall be re-
! cruited from the residents of the re-
I spective counties only ; that they shall
be able-bodied men between sixteen
! and forty-five years of age, who shall
w _ ^ | receive as full compensation for each
1 day of actual service one dollar and
five and twenty cents for each private
State in the LTnion. Its soil not only
yields a larger return of sugar and
cotton than any other portion of the
United States but for the raising
of the cereals it far outstrips the
heaviest productions of the Gennes-
see vallev. Not only is Texas most
prolific in the production of cotton,
sugar, grain, fruits and vegetables,
but it far excels all other portions of
the habitable globe for the
nssioneu omcer, ana two aouars ,y , " *7 , ■
iftv cents for the lieutenant, and ! that he stood flat footed on-I
, * • 1 , xi ^ \ ltia bill; that he wanted 200,000
be paid b} the quartermasters keep " yOU down" faddressing a
I one dollar and fifty cents for each 11011-
| commissioned officer, and two dollars
at the several military posts, at the
end of every month.
Sec, 4, And be it further enacted,
That the sum of fifty thousand dol-
lars be, and is hereby, appropriated
out of any money in the treasury not
otherwise appropriated, to pay said
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted,
That a Telegraph line be built to
connect the frontier posts, and from a in morals and real worth could not in
suitable place with headquarters of any way be better exhibited, and we
commanding general, and that the j oiler good words for the success of our
sum of dollars, or so much there- j neighbors.—Relton Journal.
of cattle. Texas is an empire within
itself, embracing every variety of soil
C « «/
and climate. There are millions of
dollars in prospective to enterprising
men and pleasant homes and a com-
petency for all who may venture with-
in her borders.
—— ■ ■ i^—————.
The Houston Times says " we are told
that Senator Parsons, being asked yester-
day how he stood 011 the militia bill, re—
keep " you down " [addressing a gentle-
man who represented the Southern or
Democratic sentiment] and that if he
were not protected, he would be assassin-
ated in short order—01* words to that ef-
— I M
Georgetown, we are pleased to
learn from the Watchman, is to have
a college building seventy-five feet
long by sixty feet wide, two sto-
ries high. A better sigh of progress
A telegraph station has been estab-
lished on the spot where tradition located j of as may be needed, be, and is liere-
! the Jordan and the echoes of the hill
8 of!tl0110f the Secretary of War, for thc^ tcr to pay; if he ain't got de money,
Palestine awakened by the shrill whistle! erection of said telegraph lines.
f the iron horse? Sec. (5. And be it further enacted,
1 ■ ■ "" | That the Secretary of War be and is
A Minister ix Luck. Mi- .Margaret hereby required to enter at once jnto
C. Bucknell, of Philadelphia, lately de-1 negotiations with that portion of the |
ceased, divided $75,000 by her will among Kickapoo and Lipan Indian tribes'
charitable and church institutions. She, now resident in Mexico, for the pur-1
also, left #5,000 to her former pastor, pose of inducing them to settle 011
Kev. Phillips Brooks. the Indian reservations of the United
den he ortent to pay. Dats de way I
looks at it."
TOW IS YOUK TIME FOR BAR-
GAIN S-—Being about to close my
present business, I will offer, for a few
days only, the Goods 011 hand at very low
prices by the quantity or retail.
May 25, 1870.
E. W. TALBOT.
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Foster, W. K. The Watchman (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 6, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 28, 1870, newspaper, May 28, 1870; Georgetown, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth235848/m1/2/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.