The Mineola Monitor (Mineola, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 21, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 23, 1889 Page: 1 of 8
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MINEOLA. TEXAS, SATURDAY. FEBRUAliY 23, 1889.
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Some of The Principal Fea-
tures of Bills Introduced
And Favorably Re-
HIGHWAY CROSSINGS ON RAILWAYS.
Section, 1. Be it enacted etc.
That all railway companies opera-
ting lines of railway in this State
shall build or cause to be built and
*kept in repair good and sufficient
crossings over such line or lines of
railway at all points where any
public highway is now or hereafter
may be entersected by tuch line or
lines of railway.
[Sections 2 to 6 defines the kind
of crossings required and affixes
penalty for violation at $10 per
day for failure to provide and man-
tain the crossings, the penalty to
go into road and bridge fund.]
to regulate fees and commissions
of county officers.
Section 1. Be it enacted, etc.
That every county officer in the
State of Texas, who is paid for his
labor in fees or commissions, or
both, shall hereafter be entitled to
all such feus or commissions, or
both, received in one year until
the sum of three thousand dollars
is reached, and thereafter shall be
entitled to seventy-five per cent.
of the same, until the sum of four
thousand dollars is reached, and
thereafter shall be entitled to fifty
per cent, of the same,until the sum
of five thousand dollars is reached,
and thereafter shall be entitled to
twenty-five per cent, on all such
fees or commissions or both.
Section 2. Every such officer is
hereby required to give a good and
sufficient bond with two or more
sureties to be approved by the
county commissioners' court of
their respective counties, in such
sum as the said courts may de-
mand for their faithful observance
of the provisions of this act.
[Section 3. Provides that offi-
cers shall keep an itemized ac-
count of fees and report annually
Section 4, Affixes the penalty
at $500 to $1000 and dismissal
from office.] j h,.ld uvol.y two years thereafter, at
Section 5. Every such officer is | places and'under such regula-
requircd to charge and collect all j t;ons as may ]n! pi-escribed by law.
such fees, costs and commissions Section 2. That article lf>.r>!)a,
as are allowed by law, and if he so ! c.iull,tor 1, title 34, of the Revised
dinary cases, for which service the
sjud attorney shall be allowed a
fee of five dollars in each case, to
be taxed as costs in the case and
which shall be paid out of the pro-
ceeds of the sale of the land under
Article 474Gb. The introduction
in evidence of the assessment rolls
of the county, showing the amount
of the taxes assessed against said
property, shall be prima facie evi-
dence of such indebtedness and of
the existence of such lien.
Article 474Gc. The owner of
such property shall have two years
from the date of the sale of said
property under the order of sale is-
sued upon such judgment, to re-
deem the same, by paying to the
purchaser thereof double the
amount of such judgment and
costs, or if such purchaser cannot
be found, by paying to or deposit-
ing the same with the clerk of the
court in which said judgment was
rendered, for the benefit of such
purcheser, and the clerk of such
court shall immediately cancel said
judgment, which cancellation shall
operate as a re-conveyance of such
property to such owner.
. Article 4746d. The sheriff's
deed to such purchaser shall be
prima facie evidence in all courts
of the State that all the pre-requis-
ites and conditions precedent to
such Bale have been fully complied
Article 474Ge. Be it further en-
acted, that all laws and parts of
laws in conflict with this act, be
and the same are hereby repealed.
PROVIDING FOR GENERAL ELECTIONS
IN AUGUST AND CONGRESSIONAL
ELECTION IN NOVEMUER.
Section 1. Be it enacted, etc.
That article 1059, chapter 1, title
34 of the Revised Statutes of Tex-
as be so amended us to read here-
after as follows:
Article 1659. The next general
election in the State of Texas for
State, district, county and precinct
elections, shall he held on the first:
Tuesday after the first Monday in]
August, A. D. 1890, and all general j
election® for State, district, county '
and precinct elections shall bp I
fails to collect, the same shall be
charged to him upon due ascer-
tainment made thereof by the
county commissioners' court in
their examination of his accounts
IION. J. W. HUMPHREY'S BILL TO
AMEND THE LAW RELATING
TO COLLECTION OF TAX.
Section 1. Be it enacted, etc.
That article 4746, chapter 4, title
Statutes of Texas is hereby created
and shall read as follows:
Article 1059a. The next general
election in this State for the elec-
tion of members of Congress shall
be held on the first Tuesday next
after the first Monday in Novem-
ber, 1890, and all general elections
•for members of Congress in this
State shall he held every two years
thereafter, at such places and un-
der such regulations as may he
95 of the Revised Civil Statutes of prcgcriijcd by law; provided, that
the State of Texas be so amended,^1C gamo giiau not in any manner
as to read as follows : I conflict with the laws of the United
Article 4/46. If any person shall i gtatCSj) which are now in force or
fail or refuse to pay the taxes im-| which may be hereafter enacted
posed upon him or his property by f()), |}ie regulation and control of
law until the fiist day of Maich e]etions for members of Congress,
next succeeding the return of the j ^ nbf)VC is tho much fn8CUBS.
assessment roll of the county toj^ mnamre introduced by Mr.
Section 1. Be it enacted, etc.
That no railway company shall
run or permit to be run its trains
through any incorporated town or
city at a greater speed than four
miles per hour and shall be liable
to the owner thereof for damage
done to all stock killed or injured
by the trains of any such company
[It seems to us that the words
"in violation of this act" should
have been added, here ]
and the question of diligence shall
not be a defence to any action
against any railway company for
damage done to such stock.
II. B. No. 450.
Section 1. Be it cnacted, etc.
That chapter 1, title 30, of the Pe-
al Code be amended by adding
thereto article 405a, which shall
read as follows:
Article 405a, If any conductor
or other person having in charge £
railroad train or locomotive shall
obstruct any public street, road 6r
highway, authorized by law by
penuiting any railroad car or loco-
motive over which said conductor er
person has control, to remain upon
or cross the same for a longer pe-
riod than five minutes, he shall be
fined not less tharf five nor more
than ten dollars for each and every
Hon. J. W. Humphrey's bill to
provide for the payment of
the states bonds.
Section 1. Be it enacted etc.
That the Governor of the State
is hereby authorized to have pre-
pared manuscript bonds of the
State to the amount of four hun-
dred and ninety-nine thousand dol-
lars, payable thirty years from date
to bear interest at the rate of five
percent per annum; said bonds to
be'signed by the Governor and
State Treasurer and countersigned
b) the Comptroller.
Section 2. The bonds author-
ized by this act shall be sold by
the Governor at not less than their
face value, and the proceeds
arising from the sale thereof, shall
he applied to the purchase of the
bonds issued by authority of the
act of August 5, 1870, and payable
at tho option of the State, in 1890;
provided, that, sliouid any of the
bonds to be redeemed under this
act be held by the special
funds of tho State, the Governor
shall in lieu of the bonds so held
issue to the special funds a like
amount of the manuscript bonds
authorized by section 1 of this act.
Section 3. Should the special
funds not hold a sufficient amount
of the bonds of act of August 5,
1870, to take up the entire amount
of manuscript bonds provided for
in this act, then the remainder of
such manuscript bonds shall be
sold to the several special funds,
and when the sale shall have been I
the comptroller, the collector of
taxes shall prepare a list of such
delinquents, together with a list
and description of all real estate
owned or rendered by such delin-
quents in such county, and the
amount of taxes due thereon and
shall deliver the same to the coun-
ty attorney of such county.
Articlc 4745a. It shall bo the
Ilamby, the object of which is to
remove our State elections from
the possibility of federal su-
pervision, which it is expected the
1 incoming admnistration will under-
take to institute. This plan is
i heartily indorsed by some of the
i most experienced statesmen in the
country, Senator Rengan included.
permit his place of business or
place of public amusement, to be
open for purpose of traffic or public
amusement, on Sunday, shall be
fined not less than twenty nor more
than fifty dollars; provided the
foregoing provisions shall be in
force only from nine o'clock a. in.
until four o'clock p. m. The term
place of public amusement shall bo
construed only to mean circuses,
theatres, variety theatres, and such
other amusements as are exhibited
and for which an admission fee is
charged; and shall also include
dances at disorderly houses, low
divbfl and places of liks character,
with or without fees for admission.
[Minority of committee—House
Judiciary No. 2—consisiting of
M<elson> Williamson, Bishop and
Rhodes reported unfavorably]
riotf. j. rf. nuMPAREY's bill to val-
idate certain notorial acts.
~ faction 1. Be it enacted, etc.
TViikt all acta of Notaries Public ap-
pointed by authority of tho laws oi
tho--State of Texas, evidenced by
thd-impress of the notarial seal,
havingthc word "Texas" engraved
just over the points of the star
thereon,- ?vlso where the word
"Twcas." is engraved between the
points of the star, and the county
of ahd residence of the authenti-
cating officer under the star, or seal,
having the word " County,
Texas," instead of. "The County
of rTexas," are hereby made
aB valid and binding, as though
the word "Texas" had been en-
graved on the margin of the seal,
and the record of all deeds, or other
instruments, which have been
authenticated by the use of such
seal, shall be held hereafter to be
notice and copies from the records,
shall be admissible in evidence,
the same as if the seal used had
been in strict conformity with law
TO RESTORE CONVICTS TO FULL CITI-
Section 1. Be it enacted, etc.
That the governor be and is here-
by authorized to restore to full citi-
zenship and the rights of suffrage
any person who may have served
out his time in the penitentiary or
shall have been pardoned; provided,
that such person shall possess all
other constitutional qualifications
as shall entitle him to the right of
Section 2. Before restoring any
person to the right of the suf-
frage under the provisions of the
above section, the governor must
be satisfied that such person is of
good moral character, and that he
will demean himself as a good,
orderly citizen. The governor shall
file his reasons for so restoring any
person to citizenship and suffrage
in the archives of his office.
The leader in Quality of Qroceries
and low Priced. Highest prices
paid for country produce.
From that excellent paper the
Texas Farm and Ranch, we copy
the column of items below which
that paper took the trouble to com-
pile and pulish in order to demon-
strate that hogs can be grown as
successfully in Texas as anywhere.
Those who have heretofore depend-
ed on Kansas and Missouri for
meat are requested to read this
column carefully and act ; $ yi it:
Castroville, (Medina Co., Texas,)
Alvin Courland killed a hog last
Wednesday that weighed 401
pounds dressed. The middling
measured Bix inches through.
Lockhart Register: Mr. Griesen-
beck killed a hog one day last week
which was sixteen months old and
weighed 415 pounds, and yet many
say it docs not pay to raise hogR.
Floresville, (Wilson Co., Texas,)
Chroniole: Dave Myers killed two
pigs yesterday, not quite eleven
months old, one of which weighed
230 and the other 240 pounds.
Pretty fair pigs for west Texas.
Henderson, (Rusk Co., Texas,)
News:. Mr. J. C. Waldroup killicd
one weighing 484 pounds, the four
together weighing 1550 pounds.
Mr. T. S. Woods killed two that
weighed 720 pounds. The six
together make 2276 pounds.
Sliiloh'H Consumption Cure.
! ,, n in in •• i iio. 1. This is beyond question the
made, the Comptroller shall liotl-, most successful Cough Medicine we
fy by publication the holders of the i have ever sold, a few doses invariably
j , , , , ,, , I cure the worst cases of Cough, Croup,
bonds to be redeemed, that the al)(j Bronchitis while it's wonderful
same have been called for redemp- j success in the cure of Consumption is
.. . . . , in without a parallel in tho history of
tion, and interest on the same shall medicine. Since it's 11 r«t discovery if
cease from the date of the call, and has been sold on a guarantee, a test
, t , , , which no other medicine can stand. If
the bonds redeemed under the pro-
visions of this act shall be de-
stroyed by the Comptroller, in
the presence of the Governor, and j 8ohJ by It. T. Smith & Co.
a certificate of the destruction of
said bonds shall be'signed by th
you have a Cough we earnestly ask you
to try it. Price 10 cents, 50 cents, and
$1 00. If your lungs are sore, chest or
hack lame, use ShiToh's porous plaste
The papers of the red-headed
, _ ,, y., type are tearing their hair because
Governor and Comptroller, affd ^ Hamilton Herald said Jeff
filed in the office of the Comptrol- Davis was old enough to die at
Icr. Said certificate shall give! eighty. If lie had died before he
the number and tho amount of the i waB ')f)rn t'10 world would have
and is recommended" to all the1
dutv of the county attorney of such ,, , , , , ..
•> . * , • „ , southern states as a checkmating
move against republican usurpa-
. tion. No serious objection can be,
against each < e mqucnt in t le (is- urged against the measure except
the additional cost to the people in
county at once upon receipt of such
delinquent list, to institute suit
trict court of such county in the
name of the collector of taxes, for
the use and benefit of the State of
Texas for the amount of the taxes
due and for the foreclosure of the
lien thereon, as in suits for the
foreclosure of liens on land in or-
time and money that the holding
of two elections will necessarily
RElil 'LATINO RAILROADS.
Sub II. B. No. 351.
i escaped a horrible attack of the sore
And the man who would say
Section 1. Be it enacted, etc. such things about this old and hon-
That article 180 of the Penal Code "red sire, is too contemptible, vile
of Texas be amended so as here- m,d ®ltl,¥ b,° by the
... . ., people whom lie insults. If ever
after to read as follows. there was a man who deserved to
Article 180. Any merchant, be banished from society and every-
grocer or dealer in wares or mer- thing else decent, Cranfill is the
chandise, or trader in any business
whatsoever, or the proprietor of
any place of public amusement, or
the agent or employee of any su<
| person, who shall sell or barter
man. He has insulted every south-
ern man time and again with his
lying and maligning pen, and does
not deserve recognition at the
hands of decent people.—Denton
Pittsburg, (Camp Co., Texas,)
Chronicle: Mr. Jeff Wilkes, who
lives at Mr. J. M. Clark's place,
three miles north 6f town, gets tho
blue ribbon for having the largest
porker. He killed last week a
two-year-old hog that weighed 425
Tyler, (Texas,) Courier: Mr.
Josephus Taylor sold a dressed
porker at J.J. Robinson's market
a few days ago, which when placed
on the scales only pulled down 500
pounds. If every farmer in Smith
county would produce half as much
surplus as Uncle Josphus does we
would have more money in the
Vernon, (Texas,) Guard: Prof.
S. W. Turner, living in the south
part of the county, (Wilbarger,)
sold an eleven-months-old pig to
butcher Burke this week that
weighed 365 pounds net. Mr.
Turner has just salted down his
meat supply for the year from a
brood of pigs of which the one
mentioned here was a member.
Jefferson Jimplicutc: We have
received from our old friend Ben
Reagan, through our mutual friend
Dick Terry, a foot from a hog that
weighed 511 pounds! Three
cheers for Texas and Ben Reagan.
We kinder think, however, that
Dick had some of the chittlings
and didn't offer to divide.
Star-Vindicator: Rev. I). A
Porter received two fine American
Essex pigs this morning and will
take them to his farm near this
' place. The pigs are from the
(ireenbush farm, Grand Ridge, Il-
linois and the stock is well-known
i throughout the United Stated. He
is taking the right view of the mat-
I ter as it always pays to raise fine
Austin Statesman : Mr. G. W.
iy, of Burnet county, yesterday
delivered to Messrs. Johnson &
Williams, of the Union market a
car load of fifty-owe fat butchers'
hogs. Mr. Lacy is an extensive
dealer in and raiser of swine, and
the car load delivered yesterday is
only a portion of a shipment of 200
head which the Austin firm above
mentioned have purchased from
Cuero, (Do Witt Co., Texas,) Star:
The hogs butchered nowadays in
this vicinity do not look much like
the razor-backs of early days. Hogs
are now fattened on corn, being
built with an eye to accumulating
fat, whereas the razor-back depend-
ed upon acorns, worms and roots,
and was especially prized on ac-
count of his swiftness of foot and
i his ability to outrun thieves.
^ Whitney Messenger: Last
Thursday evening ltev. A. Marsh
shipped to New Orleans, one car
of fine meat hogs and one car of
corn fed cattle. Esq. G. A. Rich-
ards also shipped a car of corn fed
cattle. This shipment is perhaps
the best lot of stock that has been
shipped from hero in quite a while,
and as tho market is up will bring
fancy priccs. Mr. Marsh and Mr.
Richards have several cars to shin
• "I • ** \
Tyler, (Smith Co., Texas,) Re©..
ord: On the 29th day of December-
last Bob Dark, who livfcB sevtifi
miles south of Tyler, killed a hog
of the Poland China and Red Jersey
breed, mixed, which weighed when
cleaned 440 pounds—and was only
16 months and twenty-two days old
when butchered. It was purchased
when a pig from Mr. W. C. Day.
How's that for a "razor-back?"1
Ohj no; people in Texas can't raise
their own meat. It's eo
nicer to raise cotton and buy hogfc
Henderson, (Rusk Co., Texas)
Times: Mr. Wm. Harmon, living
a few miles west of Henderson
killed three hogs that weighed
1121 pounds, and still these are
some men in the world who say
that this is no hog country.
The same paper says: Mr. V.
S. Brown killed n hog recently that
weiged considerably over 300 lbs
—we don't remember tho exact
weight. Tho hog business in this
country was never before bo en-
couraging. May the farmers con-
tinue to raise big hogs and lots of'
Stephonville Empire: It. T.
Long killed four Chester White
hogs this fall of one litter which at
7 months old averaged 252 pounds
net. Olio of the same stock 15
months old weighed 555 pounds
net. Dick has had the Chester
White about 15 months and he
thinks they are the best hogs in
J. 15. Perry killed some pigs 7
inoiilhs old and their weights were
202 215 222, respectively. Ho
has more of the same stock left.
Tyler Democrat and Reporter:
Last Saturday Mr. J. A. Blow, u
Smith county raised man who now
resides near N'ebo, Cherokee coun-
ty, was in the Democrat and Re-
porter office, and after attending
to some business, entered into con-
versation with the editor-in-chief.
The conversation turned to farm-
ing, stock-raising, etc. Mr. Blow
said in substance: "About 18
months ago 1 bought 87 worth of
hogs (a sow and pigs we presume),
put them in my pasture at home,
and fed them on milk, slops and
about two ears of corn each per
day. A few days ago I killed the
lot and they weighed, respectively
125, 222, 213, 236 and 237 pounds.
I killed the mother of the shoats
also, and she weighed including the
weight of her pigs as a total, 1495
pounds of pork, as fine as was ever
seen, and for which I would not
now take less than eight cents per
pound; arid I now have left from
the increase of the 87 worth of hogs
for next year's killing as many as
I bad at the start."
"What one man does another
can do," and while Mr. Blow was
talking Mr. T. J. Ingram stepped
in, and related nearly the same ex-
perience in a test made with sev-
en pigs, all of which was made in-
side his own enclosure, and fatten-
ed principally on a crop of cow
\ Bell County Progress: D. E.
Dyehe, who lives in the hill coun-
try of Bell, was in the city a few
days ago, and told some of hid
friends that he had just killed his
hogs. They were nine months old
and averaged 304 pounds.
I Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is
famous, for Its prompt and effectual
cures of coughs and colds. Tho most
severe cold may be loosened and relieved
by u few doses of this valuable remedy*
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