The Mineola Monitor (Mineola, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 4, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 20, 1888 Page: 1 of 8
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MINEOLA, TEXAS, SATUliDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1888.
Discussion at Pine Mills
On October 12tli.
HORACE M. CATE,
Attorney - at - Law,
QrrrMAN, Texas, )
October 17, 1888. j
On thc morning of the 12th in
The County Court has closed.. company with Messrs. Cate, llart,
The docket, both civil and criminal, Craddock, Terrell, and others we
was pretty well cleared. j embarked for Pine Mills, where
The case ol Mallox vs. Attoway, a joint political discussion was
a suit for 821.).00 damages on a billed to take place between the
breach of contract, alter a three j representatives of the Union Labor
day's trial, ended with a verdict oi: anj Democratic parties. J. M.
|C100for the plaintiff. It was ail Perdue, of Upsher county, J. C.
| interesting case and most hotly ! Rhodes, of Van Zandt county and
ounsel on both ^ jjjji Farmer, represented the Union
being rcprc- J^aljor party. Hon. W. C. John-
dented by Messrs. Cato and Me- Bon| „f Tyler, was expected, with
Real Estllte Oince, 'Gill, and the defendant by Hart it tlieassistanceofW.il. McGill, to
Offers his professional services to the
people of Wood ami surrounding coun-
ties. Will practice in al! the courts of
the State and the Federal court at
W. M. GI Lies K. M. HICKS.
GILES & HICKS,
Attorneys and Counsellors at-LaWjc?fesl;;,n,^'ublt:.t;(vl
J 1 sides, the plaintiff
— and —
H. 1). HAltT.
.ino. t. craddock. ;
Attorneys - at - Law, !nati
Craililoek and by ( 'apt. I lunger- j represent the Democracy, but
ford, of Sulphur Springs. The J owing to an engagement in Rains
case has been appealed. | county ths previous night he could
Our school here under Miss Aber- [ nut he present, and Judge II. M.
Practice in the District and inferior ; f i t •
.. ui fl>n Glnfn nml tlta fillViVnil'lit n
iy is progressing finely with an
' ndance of
A music class is also
connection with the
-ome Jo or
courts of the State and the Supreme
aud Federal courts at Tvler.
D. W. CROW,
Attorney - at - Law,
MINEOLA, - - TEXAS.
Office in the Denson building.
R. N. STAFFORD,
Attorney - at - Law,
Real Estate Agent,
Cate took his place in the discus-
sion. Our party arrived at Pine
Mills at about 11 o'clock, and
found a large crowd waiting, and
the discussion was opened a few
minutes later by Mr. Perdue in a
speech of one hour.
His spcccli was very mild and
considerate and a different tone
entirely to anything that avc have
Superintendent Lake, of your
citv, and a member of the new
[ Hoard of Examiners, was here on
I the day appointed for the new
1 Board to meet and organize, but!
the other members failed to put in |ovei. hcftrd fmm their speakor8>
t i< 11 ,ipp( .ii.uk e. , j A great portion of his time wits
Superintendent Lake made quite | 0CCU1)ie(1 jn revicwing t,.0 early
politics of the United States, and
in recounting the evils that beset
the country. Like all of the
speakers of his party he declared
; that the question of tariff was one of
i minor importance, and only used
Will practice in all the courts of the schools. , n . n ,. i i
Seventh Judicial District. Special at- The little «onnl.l>lo in tho court * ' olt* Partles> as 11:1(1
"tention given to collections of all kinds., 1 served tlieni on many former oc-
Kemittances promptly made. Will also | house last week disturbed the peace
"buy and sell and rent real estate ami in-1 ^ ]jut H ^ co(roc
a favorable impression on our citi-
zens. Your correspondent would j
i congratulate the people! of Mineola
I on having put the right man in the1
| right place in making Prof. Lake
Superintendent of your graded
vestigate land titles; render ami pay
taxes on same.
^ f taxes
J. H. WILLIAMSON & SON,
All work wrrranted and satisfaction
•guaranteed. Plate work a specialty.
•Office over Co-Operative store.
money in Uncle Tay's
the same. It is an ill
blows nobody good.
casions, as means of confusing the
voters and diverting their attention
from the all important issues,
which lie believed to be land,
money, and transportation. Land
Mr. l'erdue's propositions were
taken up and completely dissected.
Judge Cate had not been speaking
more than twenty minutes before
he convinced the crowd that the
tariff was not a matter of minor
importance, but on the contrary
that it overshadowed all other
questions. He illustrated that a
reduction of tariff to a revenue
standard would bring our foreign
trade to our own state ports, where
our cotton, wheat and beef would
find exportation thus to a great
extent solving the question of
tariff and transportation at one
stroke, because by that system the
greatest portion of our transporta-
tion would be within the boundaries
of our state, where the railroads
are subject to the control of our
legislature, whereas under the
present system our products must
be transported two thousand miles
to the eastern seaboard, and all
the products of eastern factories,
weich we are forced by the tariff
to buy, are freighted the
same distance back and all this
transportation is over lines that
arc beyound the control of state
regulation and can only be regu-
lated bv the cumbrous machinery
of the general government. Jndge
Cate showed that Mr. Perduo was
acting in very bad faith by sup-
porting Marion Martin, who advo-
cated every measure which led to
the "squandering of the public
domain" which lie deplored so
much, and who did everything in
his power to defeat a Senate Bill
in 1SS2, which was a measure to
regulate and controll railroad
companies, while Sul Ross, a Sen-
al ',\ at the same time, in company
with Shannon, Stubbs, and Swain
as a minority of the committee,
in which Marion Martin was one
of the majority'reported in favor
The leader in Quality of Groceries
and low Prices. Highest prices
paid for country produce.
crowd. About this time the rain I Speaking sit Ynntls.
ceased and Mr. McGill gave the
crowd notice that he would stay! Col ,mi addrdMcd a
and reply to Rhodes, which was lftrg0 orowd ftl Yal)Uy ]ast Satur.
an unexpected turn of affairs to L, cvcning) Hm)rdinK to appoint-
the cheeky Jake. Rhodes pro-1 „t His opponent, Wren, failed
ceeded with his harangue which
in thi> sec- Wtts iU1 jgHUC because the country
tion has died down almost to zero, cn , ,, , , ,
i , , . . i was filled with the homeless and
jam I i< u is ,ig( mi.i ,I(MUU ■'"eL1*cc the public domain had been squan-
in the opinion of leading politi- j doml was falling into tho I of the bill and worked zealously
I nans that the Democratic majority : hamlg of j |10ucrs Hi(J ]and j for its passage. To thc opposition
| in AY ood county at the ensuing clec-} argumcnt wag about the >Bame „ter. of Mr. Martin the defeat of the
tion will be.larger than ever before. * otypcd and monotonous speech !bil1 waB in a Smit measure due.
. o mote it be. i that can be heard every time a I Mr- I'erdue'a pension and womans
The Monitor is doing good work; ,T T 1 i ± 1 n
. ,, _ ° Union Labor speaker takes the
1 tor the Democracy and thc party
1 should liberally sustain it. >
Situated in the center of the busi- A very sad accident occurred in
ness portion of Winsboro. tirst! this vicinity Sunday morning just
elass accommodations, and reason-1 bcforc Some lialf a dozen
^nble prices. I . J „ , , .
W.F.WILLIAMS, I hoys, including two Denny's and
' one Wagner, were hunting Satur-
day night when they became tired
they set fire to a dead tree and
went (o sleep on the ground a few
feet distant and out of danger as
they thought. Hut the tree burned
down in the night and fell oil the
two Dendy boys killing them in-
stantly. Wagner escaped by the
skin <•;' lii1 teeth, a sapling ward-
ing the tree off from him on to the
Dendy bovs. The Dcndy's were
aged 1!) and 12 years and sons of
old man Dendy, now in Arkansas.
The bodies were buried at Oak
drove Sunday evening.
stand. Finance he handled after
thc old regulation greenback style.
! Transportation was his most im-
portant theme and he declared
himself in favor of Government
ownership of all means of trans-
portation. He told the people |
that they had paid for the roads:
suffrage arguments went the way
of all the others, like chaff before
an avalanche. Judge Cate's speech
was full of convincing argument
and was roundly applauded by the
Democrats and patiently listened
to by the members of the Union
At the conclusion of Judge Cate's
in subsidies, ctc., and they were speech Mr. Perdue again took the
paying for them in full every three i stand for his rejoinder of thirty
years again through extortionate ; minutes, in which he accomplished
freight and passenger charges, and
that the roads rightfully belonged
to them, but he neglected to ad-
vise them by what means to get
very little, the time being devoted
almost entirely to defensive ex-
planations. Having told thc peo-
ple in his opening speech that they
f their railroads, or had paid for the railroads and that
was for the most part : hameless
misrepresentations of fact, embel-
lished with the lurid creed of com-
munism. He was in favor of thc
confiscation of the railroads—pure
and simple confiscation was the
means he would adopt to get pos-
session of them. Ho read the
same garbled extracts from Sena-
tor Reagan's speech, which is in
common use among U. L. speakers,
j as evidence that the Democratic
party is pursuing the same finan-
cial policy of its Republican prede-
cessors. He asserted that the
railroads belonged to the people,
and lie made his statements about
congressional appropriations and
other matters without the slightest
regard for the truth.
When Rhodes had finished W.
R. McGill took the stand and
prefaced his remarks by stating
that this man Rhodes furnished
him with the first example in all
his experience of a man who was
so lost to honor and common de-
cency, and so brazen in his impu-
dence that he could stand up be-
fore an intelligent people in thc
light of day and teach his doctrines
of communism. Mr. McGill then
took up thc speech of Senator Rea-
gan and read extracts from it
which Rhodes had carefully avoid-
ed, in which the Senator com-
pletely contradicted every position
which Rhodes sought to prove.
Mr. McGill told him that he read
from Democratic speakers like the
infidel read from the bible, only
such parts as he could distort to
serve his purpose. At every point
in that thirty minutes rejoinder
Mr. McGill scored Rhodes without
mercy and the audience applauded
enthusiastically. Tn noticing
Rhodes' assertion that "we have
paid for the railroads," he in-
quired of him how much of the
tax money he had contributed to
pay for them, and stated that it
was reported that the last cow
owned by Rhodes had been levied
on for bis tax, and it was a com-
mon rumor that his neighbors in
Van Zandt county had been taking
Stagner & LaForee, at their mill
on Winsboro and Hawkins road
nine miles from Hawkins, cut the
finest quality of Heart and Sap
Pine Shingles. They keep also a
yard at Hawkins and one at Lake
STAGNER & LAFORCE,
Pine Mills, Wood Co. Tex.
1ss11sibict to iahilie3,
thuM Avoiding uftxUt and
«H'M wlum* iiruflti *n4 expenf 1
doable the con* on everr Or^ntj
they fK'lL This beautiful,
Wali « ~
. ran. mini
8iou4 mm! IMtruction Book
fra*. .Ol trtoi te ywr own
ho«M%«fore J«i bljflt.riiy] If
M* I. wlfl W It
In the IiuhI-
In their haste to divide the
lices of the country the Rhodes
i family of Van Zandt county, made
i a serious blunder. J. C. Rhodes,
the oldest member, took for his
share of the pie the office of county
clerk of Van Zandt county, while a
younger brother, T.. I/., thought he
| could worry along through the next
four years with the oMice of State
senator. It now transpires that
the younger one is only 24 years
old. and therefore not eligible to
how they could manage to ride on they rightly owned them and that
their railroads without paying! he favored government ownership
fare. Like all the speakers of his ! of the roads, Judge Cate demanded
party hi; dodged the question ol.ofhini to know how he proposed Uj, collections for him. At the
womans suffrage, by stating thatfor the government to get poses-1 conclusion of Mr. EcGill's speech,
their platform had left the matter sion of them. Perdue evaded thc jt being near sun-down, we were
optionary "with the States. His question by saying that he would compelled to leave, hut we under-
ol- defense of their pension plank was define himself in his rejoinder, ^tood that cheeky Jake mounted
J a little new, he favored a pension, but in the rejoinder he took care the rostrum and spouted furiously
not annually for life (they find that , not to do so. When Mr. Perdue to his Union Labor followers after
too obnoxious), but if we under-' closed his speeeh, dinner was an- our departure.
him aright it was to be paid
nouncod, and the hungry crowd The day was a grand victory for
repaired to a table that was loaded the Demneratic party. Bill Fann-
witli all that could be desired to | er WUM present but complained of
eat on such an occasion. The din- being sick (and what wonder?) he
paid during the war in de- ner was ample and excellent, fully contented himself with the posi-
all at one time for actual services
rendered and was intended as a
reimbursement of the soldier who
predated currency. Taken alto- sustaining the reputation of that tion of a quiet spectator
gether, Mr. Perduc's speech was hospitable community.
exceedingly lame in argument and After dinner W. R. McGill. Esq. i . «
" J h . i , ''stump Ashby seems to be a man
spoken ,i '
Thk Waco Examiner says:
"1* j <<( "
lie had very much the appearance was introduced, but ho had spoken uJ,on the down-grade. He
only a few moments when rain be- thc honorable position of
victions. gan to fall, and appearances indi- clown in a circus ; he then became
At the close of Mr. Perdue's eating for a short time, that it, an itinerant preacher, but of
Judge Cate was introduced would rain all the afternoon; lie years las o ower tic ayoea
,.]v and spoke an hour and a half. j therefore suggested as it was after
of professional stump spcakii
as usual to appear. The truth is
Col. McGill has run his opponent
out of the field and ho is now
fighting out of pure good will for
the balance of the Democratic
nominees. The little Wren is not
the only one of the U. L. P.'s
afraid of our Bill. Bob Cain, with
all his boasting, has quit coming
to time when our Bill is expected.
But the brag champion of the U. L.
P.'s in Upshur, Mr. Perdue, their
candidate for the State senate,
turned up al Yantis on time and
entered the list against the De-
Col. McGill opened with an hours
speech reviewing the history of the
National Democracy, recounting its
splendid achievements in peace
and war, showing if to be the party
of the people and a bitter enemy
to the aggressions of corporations
and monopolies. The whole crazy
fabric of the Union Labor platform
fell before one blast, of Col. Mo-
Gill's bugle horn, and Mr. Perdue
was challenged to show where, in
a single instance, the Democracy
had failed in its duty to the people.
In the usual audacious, rickety
style of the Union Labor orators,
Mr. Perdue fiercely arraigned the
Democracy for nearly all the ills
of this life, saying about two words
in favor of the Bepublieans where
he saiil oiks for the Union Labor
party. Perdue is evidently a Yan-
kee from his brogue. His Radi-
calism was so transparent that Col.
McGill in his rejoinder told a fa-
mous nigger snake story wherein
a snake tried to swallow a nigger.
The snake did not succccd entirely,
hut still thai snake had more nigger
in him than a man with a chop-ax
would suppose. The boys saw thc
point and yelled themselves hoarse
with applau-e. In short Col. Mc-
Gill demolished the enemy horse,
foot and im'tillery, and vindicated
the Democracy from all their false
charges. i . r.lvic' was hacked,
chewed and spit out. Democracy
is on a firm fool ing in Yantis. Col.
McGill is doing valiant service for
the Democracy and should have
proper credit therefor, fie is fast
making the reputation of being one
of the leading Democratic orators
in Wood county.
— + O* ——
A Cum: i'ok DiAintnoKA.—Mr.
J. A. Burnison, of Colburg, Mont-
gomery Co., la., has found out how
he can cure any case of Diarrhoea.
Two of hi: children had Diarrhoea;
for about six weeks he tried four
different kinds of Patent Medicines
with out benefit, but he finally
got hold of a bottle of Chamber-
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy, which ho says completely
cured them, and is confident that
it will cure any ca.-e when the
lu,inly printed directions are fol-
X'd.—Sold by R. M. Armstrong.
TjIUiiIh*!' for Corn.
I will i xchange lumber for
• Ul. I
thc office of State senator. A lit- of a man laboring against his con
tie more familiarity with the con-
stitution of the State would be
beneficial to thc U. L. party, and HPoei-'h
it would have been particularly
justing themselves to the offices of cntirclyunawares and just on his and accordingly left the ^ stand and 'to "ihV, bott
the country. *' ' ' *' ' '*
The ladies of Mineola and sur- com
rounding country are especially in- mildness and fairness of his open- notion of permiting that crowd to _ _
vited to call and examine Caspary's ing speech and throughout his en-, disperse without airing his elo-; Success is not given to the swift, 1 me as early as convenient
stock and prices before purchasing tire speech he spoke in the most j quence, and he took the stand and but they manage to get along with-1 Respectfully,
goods elsewhere. I deferential manner. One by one (commenced to harranguc thc j out falling by the way.
Mthough the occasion caught him 3 o'clock, that the meeting adjourn ' "t l), rH«n to teach Union La corn 0f t|ic pre8ent year's crop
•ntirelv unawares and just on his and accordingly left the stand and 'f!' ' "C ri.lu'. ' . n,ft" 1""8 any desired quantity. Will want
, | * . * iJilIrii to tiio bottom oi thc flcftlc ■ « • ,, , i im/wi
return from a trip, his speech was the people commenced to make , . , , , . , , c _ ! during tin; season as much as 1000
one of his happiest efforts. He! preparation to leave, but the irre- '' "r'j " \ H .a"' U'' .'L 7 a j bushels. Lumber in Mineola.
complmenited Mr. Perdue on the prcssible Jake Rhodes had no '' ^ ' a yj( U( R Pr"H ip cs Those who desire to make 'shell an '
I exchange will please call or write
L. II. Gi'aiiam.
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The Mineola Monitor (Mineola, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 4, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 20, 1888, newspaper, October 20, 1888; Mineola, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth254255/m1/1/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Mineola Memorial Library.