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rVBLISIIKU XVKBY SATURDAY 11v
Cate & Teagarden.
Saturday, April 14, 1888.
Entered at the pout office aa second-
TERMS CASH—8THI0TLY IN AD-
For l'reoinct Officers 8 •'! 00
For County Offlccrs ">00
For District Officers 10 00
We are authorized to aimouucc AV. A.
IIAKT, Ksq., uh a candidate for re-elec
tlon to the office of County Attorney.
We arc in receipt of tho first
number of the Lawmlnle Lodger,
ft neat .5-colmmi quarto, published
by Messrf. Terry & Kennon, re-
cently of Longview. The Ledger
present* a neat appearance, and
we extend our be,at wishes for its
In another place will be found a
call issued by 8. A. Kendrick,
Chairman of the Democratic Ex-
ecutive Committee of Wood county,
lor a County Convention to meet
at Quitmun on May 14th. This
convention is for tho special pur-
pose of selecting delegates to go
to the Stale Convention at Fort
Worth on May 22d, at which .State
Convention delegates will be select-
ed to represent tho State in the
National Democratic Convention
at St. Louis on June 5th.
By reference to anothei column
our readers can find an article
clipped from the Galveston News,
headed " Great Cry and Little
' Wool." It will be seen that all
this wool and sheep talk, so far as
it affects Mills' congressional dis-
trict, is the merest slush. The
News, in l'act, gives the sheep a
most unmerciful skinning with facts
and figures, taken from the records.
Thfc truth is, Mr. Sheep is a small
factor in Texas as compared with
other unprotected industries. No-
body seems to bo very badly hurt
ojpptfht* unhappy fate of Mary's
little lamb under the provisions of
the Mills' bill but the Rev. Dr.
Burleson and the llev. "Cow-Hide"
Riggm« and such extremists.
The Central Texas Live Stock
Association met at Waco a few
weeks ago. As soou as it got in
session, about twenty delegates be-
ing present, a political preacher
named Rigging, we believe, counted
noses and found that the republi-
cans and prohibitionists in the
body were in the majority. Bro.
B.iggins, who is a strong i rohilii-
ti mist, then began to prepare a
method to satiate Home ol iiis
pent up malice against H-igor Q.
We notice from the Rusk County
News that Col. Jameg H. Jones,
of Rusk county, is not likely to be
a candidate for congress this year.
The News gays that the Colonel is
not a candidate and will not be-
come a candidate unless the peo-
ple compel him to re-ester the
race. This last contingency is
hardly likely to occur. The spring
has been late and the people are
very busy and have ao time to
gather together and invade Rusk
county in a body and drag Colonel
Jones into the political arena.
The Monitor is indeed pleased to
know that Col. Jones is not seek-
ing an additional term in congress,
for Col. Jones at the ond of his
first term contended very strenu-
ously that he was entitled to the
benefit of the rule allowing a con-
gressman a second term, and it
was accorded him. Col. Kilgore
has only served a part of a session
and has not had a fair trial. Col.
Jones is not in a position to claim
the office of congressman from this
district us a matter of right, nor
can ho consistently deny to Col.
Kilgore the benefit of the second
term rule. Col, Jones ought also
to reflect that it was not the uni-
versal uprising of tho people that
placed him in congress in 1882.
There was no general demand that
he should bo sent to congress at
that time, lie was comparatively
unknown then, and his nomina-
tion was tho result of a struggle
between Chilton and Hubbard, and
was a general surprise. Had Col.
Jones been called on in the next
campaign of 1884, after but a few
months in 'ell what he
had done he would have been
placed at a difludv.-. !. :go. But be
demanded and received the benefit
of the rule allowing u congressman
u second term, lie made a useful
and popular e.oiiyiosfnian, and re-
tired with honor to himself and
It is with pleasure that tho Mon-
itob notes through Col. Jones'
homo paper, tho News, that tho
Colonel is not an avowed candidate
and will concede to Col. Kilgore
what the district universally ac-
corded to Col. Jones in 1884. It
is characteristic of Col. Jones to
deal thus honestly and fairly. A
contingency is likely to happen
during tho coming campaign in
which tho people may demand of
Col. Jonos that his name bo used
as a candidate, but it is a very re-
mote contingency, and hardly likely
to occur. The Monitor has been
under tho impression that Col.
Jones would actively seek a re-
nomination, judging from recent
events. We are pleased to learn,
the impression is unfounded. e/
Mills by framing and
set of denunciatory resolutions
condemning that distinguishedgen-
t!emeo (",>,• ijjy tariff bill. The res-
vote of the
screw laid special stress upon the
ruinous efleet that would ensue
from plneing hides on the Jteu list.
According to these eloquent reso-
lutions, placing cow hides on the
free list was going t<> result in wide
spread national disaster ami com-
plete ruin. It was not until after I
the convention had adjourned
that Rigging it Co. discovert I tliut.■
in their ellbrts to vent their spite'
against Mills, they had made them-
selves a common laughing stock.
Tt was only then that Rigging and
his allies learned that the Mills'
bill made no change in the status
of cow hides. Hides had been on
tho free list for about ten years.
Hides had been unprotected for ten
years and still it seemes neither
Hides nor Rigging had found it out,
and no national disaster had spread
over the land. Rigging is now
known as the boss ignoramus of
R. J. Smith it Sons are now
ready to repair all kinds of furni-
ture nnd chairs, and to manufac-
ture anything in the furniture line
Tuiii Labor Organ accuses tho
Monitor of misquotiiur the Union
I fjiibor party platform. Tf he will
jey-rtinino our last issue he will find
:i tho planks he ♦.> given in
full. The Monitor ol the 7th liist.
came out before we received the
>f tho Otli inst., accusing tho
M< siiloi of " su 'pressir,;'" apart
o! that intcnsi v edifying and
highly instri'.-t'v d iunient. it
-'I .. fi-'V if:- r. ii. I n ;«1T its owu
condemnation on us face. We are
not afraid to publish it. It needs
only to he seen liy any honest man
to be detested. The Labor Organ
even admits that it can hardly
; •«; iii:,cli som;> . :ho platform
I # 1
planks, and wb ' anything won't
I stay on the stomach of the Labor
Organ it must he a hard dose. A
' paper that can advocate Bill Farmer
j for congress, bow. ver, ought not
to turn up its nose at anything. A
paper that can swallow Bill Farmer
has got an appetite and digestion
like an ostrich or a Sahara drom-
edary. But when the Labor Organ
says it don't endorse this platform,
or a part of it, wo simply don't
believe it. 11 it don't endorse it,
why does the Organ keep the whole
dirty thing flying at its masthead,
and keep continually pointing at it
with the remark, "them's our sen-
timents." It won't do, Carter Anmi-
nias, it won't do. You have got
into the gang, now stand up to the
rack and take your fodder like
Bill Fanner and the rest of 'em.
To a mail who used to vote the
Democratic ticket and associate
with a-decent crowd, you will And
it a little hard at firat to swallow j
and digeat all the food the com-
mune in Chicago sends out under
the name of Union Labor party |
politics, but you will soon get used
to it; in fact, your progress so far
has been all the Chicago Express,
the Arbeiter Zeitung, Herr Most
and Lucindy Ann Parsons could
desire. You are a promising pu-
pil, and the Union Labor party
may reward you sometime with a
small office—something you can
fill. We can't think of one small
enough just now, but when your
crowd gets control of State legisla-
tion it can perhaps create one fitted
to your limited capacity. Don't
get discouraged, but take your
platform medicine from the Ex-
press, and let "hope spring eter-
nal." We are not surprised at
your being a little nauseated at
first over the platform dose you
have to swallow, but stand up to
the "lick log" like a little man.
Our Pine Millg correspondent
hag surely been drawing hig tariff
inspiration from the Atlanta Con-
stitution. lie says tho Randall
tariff bill is preferable to the Mills
bill. If he is honest in his belief,
then ho is not in favor of tariff'
reform, a reduction of the present
high rate of taxation, or tariff for
" revenue only." In fact, he is so
far " off" that tho Monitor cannot
afford to undertake tho hopeless
task of converting him. The Mills
tariff" bill is not a model. It is
not strictly in accord with our
views on that subject. There arc
over ton millions of voters in the
United States, and it would be
hard for any statesman to frame a
bill on this complicated and vexed
question which would meet the
views of each and every voter. All
reform legislation is usually the
result of compromise. All tariff
reform legislation must necessarily
be the result of compromise, as so
many "infant" industries are
clamoring for "protection," pure
and simple—not incidental pro-
tection, which is the domocrtic
idea, but protection to tho extent
of taxing competition out of the
land. The Mills bill has for its
main objeot tho reduction of tax
on the necessaries of life, and lot-
ting the heaviest burden remain on
luxuries. Of course this bill does
not carry out that doctrine to its
full extent, but is a starter in that
much to be desired direction. The
doctrine of protection for tho sake
of protection is not democratic,
and Mr. Randall's bill is framed
on that principle. It proposes to
abolish the tax on whisky and to-
bacco and lot the tax remain on
those articles essential to our very
existence. Now, wbile whisky
and tobacco arc very good things
at certain times and places, and in
limited quantities, they can only
be classed n« luxuries, and Mr.
Jefferson advocated taxing these
two articles for the purpose of
raising tho bulk of our revenue, and
we are one of those who believe Mr.
Jefferson, its matters of sta* on man-
ship. wit' infallible. So fir as wool is
comvriK l, it is i;ot entitled to any
more protect?-.;t than cotton. Tthas
had twenty-five years of protection,
and if the wool industry is still
in its infancyO?) who is to blame?
The Mills bill is growing in favor.
It is conservative, and about as
fair a bill as wo could hope to pass
just now. It is not all we want,
but we are willing to trust Mills
and endorse his judgment. But
wo can never consent to give our
support to a bill which gives the
people free whisky and dear
Attorney-General Hogg and the
Attorney-General Hogg, in tho dis-
charge of his official duties' has
brought down on his head tho anath-
emas of the railroads. But Mr. Hogg
can endure all this, for in the fight
he is making he is simply dis-
charging a duty incumbent upon
him as Attorney General. The
state is now practically at the
mercy of the railroads, for under
the pool system competition is a
thing of the past. Let the whole
question be ventilated thoroughly.
It will have a healthy effect. The
Monitor irf not an enemy to rail-
roads on general principles. It
believes in the state pursuing a
liberal policy towards the railroads,
and this policy has been pursued
in Texas until liberality has ceased
to be a virtue. It was never
intended to permit railroad com-
panies to unite in a common pool,
or trust, and fix arbitrary rates of
freight. Our laws positively forbid
such combinations, and when com-
peting lines form such unlawful
leagues it becomes tho duty of the
Attorney-General to apply to the
courts to cut these artificial liga-
ments, binding powerful corpora-
tions together in defianco of the law.
If tho railroads have not violated
the laws of Texas, the railroads can
show this fact in court and thus
clear their skirts. The Monitor
has no doubt but that Attorney-
General Hogg will make a prima
facie case showing the existence of
a great railroad trust in Texas,
controlled and operated by a cen-
tral head, thus strangling com-
petition, and demanding and re-
ceiving from a helpless public
extortionate rates of freight. When
such a case is made the railroads
Avill be compelled to explain up.
The railroads must be brought
under the control of wise and just
laws, and kept under such control.
Tho laws are good enough as they
stand, we think; if so, let them be
enforced. If tho laws are defective,
the attempt to enforce them JJJwlll
show the defects and they can be
amended. The railroads in Texas
may as well begin to learn now, as
well as later, that their rights ojo
limited by charter and a sound
public policy, nnd that these limits
cannot be recklcssly transgressed
for purposes of unlawful gain with-
out bringing upon themselves the
legal penalties denounced by the
For First Plnce.
A great amount of political engineer-
ing will be done by friends of candidates
to secure for their man the tirst place on :
the ticket, and the best man will proba- j
bly secure the coveted place. Then if
indorsed by the majority of the people,!
tho election is assured. Klectrie Hitters j
has been put to the front, its merits,
passed upon, has been indorsed, and !
unanimously given the first place, among
remedies peculiarly adapted to tho relief
and cure of all diseases of kidneys, liver
and stouiach. Klectrie Hitters, being
guaranteed, is a safe investment. Price
i 50e and $1 jier bottle at K. T. Smith &
Co's drug store.
Fire, wind or water cannot in-
terrupt our business. We are
again on top at Dorough's old
stand. S. R. Bruce i& Co.
State Democratic Convention.
Rooms of the Democratic
Dallas, Texas, March 28, 1888
The Democratic Convention to
choose Presidential Electors for
the State and to elect delegates to
the National Convention which
convenes in St. Louis on tho 5th
day of June next, will be held ill
the eity of Fort Worth, Texas, on
Tuesday, the 22d day of May,
1888, at 11 o'clock a. m.
Tho Democratic State Conven-
tion to nominate to nominate can-
didates for State offices, and to
transact such other business as
may properly come before it, will
be held in tho city of Dallas, Texas,
on Tuesday, the 14th day of
August, 1888, at 11 o'clock a. m.
In accordance with past usage,
every organized county in the state
will be entitled to one vote for
each 300 Democratic votes cast for
Governor at the last general elec-
tion, and one vote for every frac-
tion of not less than 150 votes so
cast, provided that every organized
county will be entitled to at least
one vote in each of said uonven-
The Chairman of tho Democratic
Executive Committee of each coun-
ty will take such action as he may
deem necessary in the promises to
to the end that the Democracy of
the State may be properly repre-
sented in said conventions.
Call for County Convention.
April 7th, 1888.
By virtue of the authority vested
in me as Chairman of the Demo-
cratic Executive Committee of
Wood county, Texas, and in pur-
suance to a call by Mr. Henry
Exall, Chairman of the Democratic
State Executive Committee, I here-
by call a Convention of the Demo-
crats of Wood county, Texas, to
meet at Quitman, on Monday, May
14th, 1888, at 2 o'clock p. m., on
said date, for the purpose of send-
ing delegates to the Democratic
State Convention which meets at
Fort Worth, Texas, on May 22d,
next to send delegates to the
National Democratic Convention
which convenes in St. Louig, Mo.,
on Juno 5th, to nominate a Presi-
dent and Vice-President of the
Chairmen of.precinctg will please
take due notice of this call and act
accordingly. It is to be hoped that
precincts will send full delegations
as other matters of importance
may ariso for discussion.
Sam A. Kendrick,
Cha'r. Dem. Co. Ex. Com.
Pine Mills, April 6, 1888.
I have just sharpened my pencil
to '' write it up"—I mean the
matrimonial knot that was tied on
the 29th ult. by 'Squire Morrison,
at the residence of the bride's step-
father, B. L. Churchill,—Migs
March D. Stayton and Mr. W. E.
Stagner. We extend our congrat-
ulating to the young couple and
wish them all the joy attainable.
Everybody busy planting corn
just at this time.
You made an assertion about
the Alliance that I cannot swallow
until it is dissolved—that the Al-
liance had one member who was a
lawyer. May I ask who he is ? I
am a member of the Farmer's Al-
liance, and I don't know who you
can refer to unless it is Judge
Raines, and I was not aware that
he belonged to the " profesh," as
you term it. I supposed that he
only understands law, but does not
practice. Am I correct? If you
don't refer to him, to whom do you
I am not versed in political econ-
omy or po litical affairs, as I am
not taking any political paper—un-
less you call the Monitor a political
paper—and hence am not able to
enter into an argument on the mat-
ter, but it will suffice for me to say
I am opposed to Hon. R. Q. Mills'
so-called tariff bill. It seems to
me that it cripples southern indus-
tries and does not materially affect
New England manufacturers at all.
I am very much in favor of " tariff
for revenue only," as declared in
.the National Democratic Platform,
and this bill seems to declare a
" tariff for New Englanders only."
The Randall bill is preferable to it.
Mr. Editor, I dont want to dictate
for you, but I think it would have
been better if you had published
those resolutions in full, as you
was fighting them, so the people
could dccide which man beat, you
or the resolutions.
Yours for Democracy,
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More economical than the ordinary
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weight alum or phosphate powders.
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A Boys Traffic Death.
Corpus Christi,Tex., April 6.—
Whilst Antonio Fredroco, aged 8
years, was passing botwee two coal
cars on the Mexican National track
at the transfer yards near the round
house, this morning about 9 o'clock,
some men at work several yards
distant, in oader to make room on
the track, started some loose cars
rolling. The boys head was caught
between the bumpers of the cars
and crushcd to a jelly. The body
remained hanging by the head for
nearly an hour afteaward, until the
arrival of the coronor. A sack of
chips which he had picked up hung
with him until he was released.
As soon as farming weather ar-
rives I will be absent from town
most of the time, thus inconven-
iencing parties who will want wood.
For the convenience of persons
w anting wood, I will leave at the
drug stores of R. M. Armstrong,
Dr. Hart, R. T. Smith & Co. and
Anderson & Co.'s postal blanks,
free, so that the order for wood
may be written on postal card and
placed iu tho post office.
2 is., No. 27 L. R. Graham.
The Monitor has given L. L.
Rhodes all tho free advertising it
can afford to bestow on such
"small fry." We can afford to
give tho Organ a little notoriety
and help Burrcss spread his circu
lation, and gather in a few extra
sheckels, for we know his family
needs them, and we have sympa-
thy for any one who is trying to
make a living running a country
newspaper, and especially a Union
Labor Party Organ. But we can't
afford to give free advertising to
evety little "Jim Crow" corres-
pocdent who thinks he can "write
for the papers" and indites
"communication" to the Organ, so
with these explanatory remarks
the Monitor will bid L. L. Rhodes,
one of said "jim crows," a kind,
affectionate and lasting farewell.
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breakfast with pleasant words upon
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When the master of the house brings
a gloomy and fault-finding in.,k to
the table, it is apt to eaS} a shadow
which lasts not only through the
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