The Austin Weekly Statesman. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 15, 1883 Page: 1 of 8
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THE FRUITFUL FIELD
CAPITAL ASD THE ' laMI
A Historic Sketch and
HealthTulneaa of Climate ITniall-
1ns; Wtera Perpetoal Paaturage
-LsLxnrlaat Vegetation Petro
lean Well. Itinera! Wealth and
SedlelnaJ Waters-Excellent Ed
neatlsnal Advantages and Church
Privileges -- Substantial Wealth
and laereastns Commercial In-
taraata Horal and Intellectual
Tsue af BocIetT--Brownwood the
County Ssat and Other Important
COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY WM. E
FBNKLIN SKETCH AND DESCRfl'-
iivu uisiuniAM OF TEXAS TOWNS
I Copyrighted 1883.
Brown county is geographically
situated in the central portion of the
state lying- between 31 deg. 20 tain
and 82 deg. north latitude and derives
ita name from the famous Capt.
Henry Brown of Austin a noted
hero of the Mexican war. The county
was organized about 1859 by J.
Douglas Brown of Austin and
William "Willis and brothers of
Liampasas. Has an area of
761400 acres and a population
of over 12000 inhabitants. The gen-
eral surface is diversified by numerous
ranges of hills and mountains fre-
quently crowned with beautiful for-
ests and stretching out from their
base are many fertile valleys rich in
soil and verdure and silvered with
Is most fertile and varied by black
gray and chocolate loams on a sub-
stratum of clay with underlying hard
or soft limestone. The drainage is
BIYEBS STREAMS AND SPRINGS.
The Colorado river one of the larg-
est In the state forms its southern
boundary for thirty-five miles and
meandering diagonally through the
county an estimated distance of 100
miles flows the chief stream Pecan
bayou. The largest tributary to this
la the Jim Ned and besides these are
Halt Turkey Clear Blanket and Hogg
creeks all large and never failing
streams and David's Dele ware Devil
Mullen Mud Mesquite Briar Brown
Buffalo Indian and Pompey creeks
which are dry only in cases of ex-
treme draughts. In portions of the
county are found clear and bold
Springs. Cisterns and wells are fre-
quently used. Water of the best
quality is found at a depth of twelve
to fifty feet.
Three-fourths of the county is
covered with a dense growth of tim-
ber embracing one-half post-oak
and young mesquite and the remain-
der liveoak Spanish oak elm cotton-
wood hackberry and pecan. All the
timber is excellent either for lumber
fences or fuel and the pecan tree is
especially valuable for its immense
yield of nuts.
ROCKS FOR BUILDING
of fine quality is found in great
uantities ana is easily quarried
lmestone and sandstone are the prin-
GRASSES AND VEGETATION.
Nearly the entire surifcee is car-
peted with rich and nutritious grasses
8uch as running and curly mesquite
which afford fine grazing the year
round besides a luxuriant growth of
adge grassland wild oats. Stock cat-
tle andhorses always keep in good
condition on the range but work ani-
mals 'and sheep require some winter
feeJ. There 13 now in cultivation
OS er 80000 acres which is an increase
9f 10 per cent in three years and 60
rper cent of the county is tillable and
mj the remainder excellent for pasturage.
and the annual yield: Corn 25 to 50
' bushels per acre; wheat 12 to 25; rye
1ft to 25; oats 25 to 50; Irish and
sweet potatoes 80 to 100; millet 2 to
' 4 tons; cotton X to bales and
s-. vegetables of all kinds; also peaches
' pears plums wild currants and grapes
. are found in abundance. The yield
for 1883 of corn was 500000 bushels;
wheat 260000 bushels; cotton 4X)
baleajjpecans 30000 bushels and oats
barley rye and millet in proportion.
In the county January 1 1883: Cattle
42788; sheep 51084; horses 10341;
goats 2608; hogs 12939. These latter
subsist .entirely upon the prolific
growth of mast furnished by the oak
and pecan forests.
Many surface indications of iron
copper silver coal and lead have been
found in the county but no organized
effort has as yet been made to disturb
the slumbers of these hidden treas-
ures. Prof. Shumard formerly state
geologist and Prof. Boll bothemi-
cedt geologists after making separate
and careful explorations fully con-
curred In the opinion that there were
disclosed unmistakable evidences of
the true coal formation and the best
quality of Iron ore. Two wells in
Brownwood. at a depth of from 90 to
ISO feet have yielded bountifully of
petroleum showing 80 per cent of
pure oil. It needs but sufficient capi-
tal to develop and utilize these inesti-
ma'JS latent resources.
A e successfully carried on in this
untv. there beinir five large steam
flouring and grist mills five steam
cotton gins and one water-power saw-
mill. Some portions of the county
sue admirably adapted to manuiac
taring purposes and by the invest-
ment of sufficient capital large returns
would be assured.
. THE INHABITANTS
Are lntellicrent. law-abidincr and thrif
ty favorably comparing with the -it-iaens
of anv state in the Union. The
writer beinir formerly of a New Eng
land state is fully awa-e of the great
creiudice Dorvadimr the public mind.
causing them to believe that the so
ciety or Texas is in a most crime ana
vncouth state and that life and prop-
erty are in jeopardy. But we having
leexaedby observation and experience
the falsity of this existing opinion it
becomes eur province and pleasure to
disabuse the mind of those who have
mot had like opportunities.
There are 51 public free schools of
good grade with an average daily at-
tendance ef 75 per cent and a scho-
lastic population of 1665 between the
ages of eight and fourteen years.
Besides two large academies of
high standing at Brownwood and sev-
eral private Institutions of learning
n other parts of the county. I
MRLTOIOUS DENOMINATIONS AND
. Vfithodlat C. Presbyterian. Bap
tist Christian Episcopal and Old
School Presbyterian all have organ-
ised societies hold services regularly
' and haye a large attendiince.
Benevolent fraternities in a flour-
Jshiua- condition. Free Masons
Knights of Honor Odd Fellows and
Patrons or iiusDanary.
obtained from the county assessor
how the valuation of taxable proper
ty Jan. 1 1SS2 to have been $1900000
and the beginning of 1883 8Jtt205o7
an increase in one year of $1120557.
Within the same period in many in-
Btances real estate increased more
than 100 per cent and is still rapidly
Prom these figures the capitalist
and immigrant will see the excellent
opportunities offered for investments
and the great importance of immedi
LAND VALUES. ETC.
Unimproved la' . a can be bought
irom ntty cent iO $o per acre and
unproved lands irom 85 to 815. accor
ding to the extent of improvement.
urazinar lands can be rented from
three to five cents per acre and culti
vated lands from $2 to 3 per acre.
The rate of taxation state and coun
ty i3 only sixty cents on a hundred
dollars worth of property and the in-
debtedness of the county is nominal
District court of Brown county
w. A. JJlackeurn district judge ; W
II. Browning district attorney ; Chas
Bean district clerk.
County court J.S. Cleveland coun
ty judge ; Will II. Mays county attor
ney ; iienry ord county clerk.
County commissioners court J. S.
Cleveland presiding : J. S. Tabor. L.
Ii. Archer A. Patterson "W. A. Ro
Justice court W. A. Farmer iua-
stice of precinct No. 1. J. C. AUcorn
U. S. commissioners court presided
over by John Y. Rankin.
THE COUNTY OFFICERS
are all gentlemen of high standing
and adorn their respective offices.
Among them we find J. Stewart Cleve-
land the equitable county judge ; Will
ii. Mays tne popular county attorney:
James V. Woodson the reliable coun-
ty assessor ; Iienry Ford the affable
county clerk ; W. N. Adams the val
iant county sheriff ; U. W. Lane the
responsible county surveyor ; Duke
Moss the trustworthy county treasu
rer ; Chas. liean. the efficient district
clerk'; N. A. Cook the experienced
hide and animal inspector" and Wm.
N. Farmer the impartial justice of
peace precinct No. 1.
ITS LOCATION HISTORY BUSINESS
PROGRESS ITS INSTITUTIONS OF
LEARNING MINERAL WATERS AND
PETROLEUM WELLS ITS SOCIETY
SPEEDY RECOVERY FROM THE FIRE
FINE RAILROAD PROSPECTS.
The county seat is luckily situated
in the historic Horse Shoe Bend of
the Pecan bayou upon a health
ful imminence that commands
view a broad and
diversified landscape. Les3 than a
decade since this site was the sporting
piace or tne deer ana the iavonte
hunting ground of the red man. But
noble civilization has transformed
the scene nnd now a promising city
echoes to the voices of industry.
juusre ureeniear Jnsk. nrst and
bravest among the early pioneers now
greatly endeared to the citizens of
Brownwood made the handsome do
nation of 160 acres the site of this
thriving town. This venerable citi-
zen erected the first house and filled
with honor six county offices. He
was a stock-raiser farmer and gen
eral land agent.
Tne lamented W. W. Chandler.
kindly remembered by a grateful com
munity was the first merchant and
the liev. Father Childress of the
Methodist denomination under a bush
vrbor first proclaimed to the few
hardy pioneers of this place the glad
tidings of salvation.
The largest and by far the most
useful house of the first twelve built
in Brownwood was a one-and-a-half
story losr and rawhide house; dimen-
sions 15 by 18. it was used as a court
house church postofflce county and
distriet clerk's office county treasurer
and surveyor s office calaboose and
j an town hall and lodging house
tor the way-faring traveler and
depository for the archives of the
The hrst paper published in lirown-
wood was on November 27 1875 "The
Pecan Valley Eagle."
The present population numbers
over luOO intelligent enterprising
and thrifty. The town is admirably laid
out M'ith broad streets adorned with
imposing business houses and resi-
dences of modern design and archi
The sales ot merchandise annually.
exceed $750000 and there was shipped
from this point last year 780000
pounds of wool and 4000 bales of cot
ton. Upon the advent of one or more
of the already promised railroads this
must be a commercial center of great
importance and the banner city of
RAILROADS PROPOSED AND SURVEYS
To this place are the Texas & St.
Louis narrow gauge (guaranteed
withia one year) the extension of the
Gul f Colorado & Santa Fe the Austin
& Burnet narrow gauge extension
west branch of the Houston & Texas
Central and the Fort Worth & Brown
wood narrow gauge. For this latter
545000 have been subscribed and for
Gen. Gordon's proposed road
from Aransas Bay to Sar. An
tonio thence to Brownwood
the citizens of this place subscribed
in thirty minutes $37000. Thus
Brownwood will soon become a rail
road center of much note greatly en-
hancing the value of all property
mutually aiding in the general devel
opment of the country and bringing
remote sections into permanent and
MINERAL WATERS AND PETROLEUM
Are noted features in this town some
of the waters being strongly impreg-
nated with sulphur and magnesia and
are highly recommended for ayapepsia
and kindred diseases. Two petroleum
wells have been worked with good re
sults the oil being sold In the crude
state for 60 cents per gallon.
THE FIRE FIEND
But one short month ago laid waste
the principal business portion of the
town but as if by magic imposing
structures rose out of the ashes and
trade continued almost without a lull.
And genuine hospitality characterize
the business and professional men
herein named. To these citizens is
due the rapid growth and healthful
development of this prosperous town
and county and to tnem we are large-
ly indebted lor the publication of this
COOGIN MALE AND FEMALE INSTITUTE.
This popular Institution of learning Is beau-
lifully located in a charming oak grove (n the
suburbs of the town. Prof. J. A. E. Summers
late president of Summer's institute Ana lor
thirteen years superintendent over schools in
ii-mMili:il. Mo. and Prof. Carl Vincent late
school commissioner of Missouri and for six
ears city superintenuem oi scnoois in r uiion
in both Drofrssioual educators of a Ute time
exiierience arc the prlnci pals. The oourse of
instruction is eminently practical and hor-
ouirli. Attached to the inf I ituta is a "Kormal
I k.nnrtTlllMll. uir Ulr :..:tliuiK vi rcw-uuto.
which oilers super' r advantages to persons
who desire to quaiuy tnciiiseura ir nm pro-
fession of teaching. The music department is
of high order and under the control of Miss
Mamie 1'orter one oi ine must awuiruouc
toucher 7 the South. The mercantile depart
ment Is of a high standard rarenis wuo u-
s re to place their sons and daughters in a first
class school the best In the county ana equal
to any in West Texas cannot do better than
send them to Coggin institute.
THE RANKIN HOUSE
Is an Imnosins structnre. centrally located and
conveniently arranged for the special accom
modation oi gu?sis. its numerous sieemu
rooms are ample airy and eleeantl v furnished
It has a spacious and well ventilated dining
room and commodious sample rooms for com-
mercial travelers. The tabels are abundantly
supplied with the choicest In the market ana
ail the aDartwents are under the nersonal
supervision of the affable hostess Mrs. Ban-
klu who has the happy faculty of making this
house both comfortable and homelike. Major
John Y. Rankin the proprietor is well and
favorably known throughout the state as a
courteous and cultured gentleman and was
nnA of the nioneers of the town twins' head of
one of the six memorable families that a few
years since constituted the population of this
rliu:e in the days when every house was a fort
aud every citizen a soldier and is also one of
the lead tug spirits in aiding public enterprise
and to hini is largely due the credit of shaping
the now tnrlving town oi nrowuww.
THE CENTRAL HOTEL
Under the management of its genial and oblig-
ing proprietor. E. W. Fitzgerald is conven-
iently located and is a large and stately build
ing comuioaiousiy arranueu auu iiaiiusoiueiy
furnished for the special accommodation of
the travelling public. Neatness and cleanli-
ness characterize this house in all its depart-
ments and the tempting fare includes the
market's Deit. 11 an largo and convenient sum
pie rooms for the accommodation of travel-
Iiuh talesmen. Mr. Fitzgerald is a worthy
gentleman and well knows how to cater to his
guests in a satisfactory way.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Has an authorized capital of 3100000 and a paid
uDcaoitalof STS.000. Does exclusively a batikuu:
and exchange business. This is one of large.t
and soundest establishments in the si-ate ilo-
liiir an extensive business in this and the ad
joining counties and eujoyinj: the couudeuce
of the public at large. J. L. V aughn th pres
ident has a state revutatlim as anoiu aim re-
liable citizen and a cattle king of much note.
xne DanK is unuer ine mauugeiiit-iu ui an una-
ble ffentlhinnn and an able linancier. Sir
Brooks Smith the cashier. This gentleman
flu-urea amnnir tha foremost in every enter
prise that cutsets Hrownwood and all business
entrusted to this institution will receive prompt
and satisfactory attention. Among the direc-
tors we find some of the most prominent cap
italists in the state. Otto W. Sleffius banker
at Abilene: J. C. Weakly leading hardware
merchant; J. C. Trant and J. L. aughn two
of the wealthiest stockmen in Texas and
Brooke Smith cashier principal owner of two
banklug establishments. Two of the direc
tors Messrs. Smith and Sterling are proprie
tors ox the Taylor county bang at Aunene
Texas. The bank is in the Imposing Smith
block newly reaajd on the ruins ot the burned
building corner West and South Broadway.
COGGIN BROS. CO. BANKERS
are rated first-class osarate on a large capital
and have the unbounded confidence of the en-
tire public being gentlemen of honor truth
and integrity winch guarantee to those pa-
tronizinn tbera security and the best of satis
faction. S. B. Coggin and M. J. Coggiu mem
bers of the nrm. are largely ana favorably
known as'ong the early settlers of western
Texas ia.e Ictklngs of acknowledged dis-
tinction. i."Martln the courteous cashire
and efficient business manager i also a mem-
ber of the firm is a worthy citizen and enjoys
a wide reputation as a thorough business man.
Ufa. Uani-u uvtnilill'lv Wlimil:Lr Hlltl
able county dark became on November 1 au
equal partner in this institution and be is an
old-timer In western Texas and much re-
spected. He will doubtless add greatly to
the business of this already staunch and pros-
perous concern. Bank in the stately Coggin
opera house building corner West and South
D. KINNRBBEW & CO.'S STEAM VIAJU K-
1NU AND GRIST MILL
Is a mammotn structure and lends a decided
ma julacturing air to Brownwood was estab-
lished in 1870 and is under the personal man-
agement of Mr. Kinnebrew a gentleman of
long experience in this business and ranking
among the leading Hour manufacturers in the
South. The mill is lit ted up with all the latest
imurnred machinery and all the modern fa
cilities in this line has four run of burrs ol the
most recent design ana tne immense capacity
for turning out fifty barrels or ten thousand
pounds of flour every twelve hours. Manu-
factured and furnished the trade last year
nearly one million pounds of Hour. This firm
enjoys a reputation for making flour that fa-
yorably compares with Northern manufacture
aud purchasers will find among the different
brands qualities and prices that guarantee sat-
isfaction to the trade. Brands given according
to grade: "New Process" "Rose of the West"
XXXX" and "No. 2 Nicncuara. win sen au
kinds of rrain. Mr. Kinnebrew is a prominent
and worthy citizen and the firm deservedly
merits Its great patronage.
W. F. BON'S STEAM COTTON GIN
is amnatrthe larcrest and has facilities for hand
ling cottom that cannot be surpassed in Texas
Das tne most improveu macuinery aim is coiu-
clete in ersrv detail. Two of the most recent
models of sixty saw gin stands this mammoth
gin has a large platform and hand cars that
greatly aid inliandling bales. Ginned last year
over two-hundred thousand pounds ef cotton.
Wagon scales are near the gin this is the best
and most reliable gin in Brownwood and we
gladly commend it to the public patronage. On
W. C. MORGAN.
(Successsor to John Y. Rankin)
LAKD TAX AND CLAIM AGENT.
Tra n. rel lahle andlflrst-clais business second
to none in the state controlmg the sale and
mRiiiurament of overtwolmilHoiis acres of every
species of land located principally in Western
. .1 I f.. t 1 Tav.u Will ll II -l
nUriUVfOSlCIU .UU genual ibAiu. . ... "
rensral laud and collecting business lands
...mm! t'lTa nuiil ami l:liwls
redeemed; tax safes a specialty.
Titles investigated and perfected lands parti-
tioned and large tracts subdivided and plats
of any lands furnished on application.
owns tne only complete ausLiaui. ui imea ui
Brown county prior to the burning of the coun-
ty records; also a notary public and practical
surveyor of long experience and acknowledged
reputation. Surveying done on short notice
and business correspondence solicited. Any
business entrusted to this agency will receive
prompt and satisfactory attention.
u-o unhiwitntinirlv commend this notmliir and
trustworthy gentleman to the confidence and
patronage of the general public. W. C. Mor-
gan is in the van of all public enterprises that
aavance me interest oi lui rapmij ucciujhii
town and county and is the able proprietor
and editor of the TexasIand Journal a month-
ly paper of Immense circulation and a fine ad-
vertising medium devoted to the general land
interests oi Texas omce r.ast uroauway.
HOWARD WOOTEN COGGIN CO.
noalom In renernl merchandise. Is one or
the leading and most reliable linns in AVes1
Texas having a flattering trade in Brown
and the adjoining counties ana enjoying iue
confidence of the general public. They carry
over (120000 stock of well selected drv goods
faney goods clothing hats cups aud ladies
and gents' furnishing goods fancy.and stap'e
groceries queeiisware trunks aud everything
kept in a first class general merchandise store.
Haye a large stock of the popular "Old Hicko
ry wagons. VOOUS Ueiug UUUIH. uum uiau
hands in the east are sold at a low margin o-f
profit competing with railroad towns tull
value paid lor cotton and pecans. Farmers
and ranenmen will find it to their interest t
call upon them. They are extensive wooi
growers and large dealers in the best grades of
sneep naving icii tuuuaiiu w mini. ...
this and Coleman county. The members of
this large firm are gentlemen of long experi-
ence iu the mercantile world. Mr. Howard is
a well known citizen of wide reputatiou and
the popular Mr. Wooten to know him is to
honor and respect him. Mr. Coggiu is one of
the first and best citizens. Store in the Coggin
OperHouso corner of South and West Broad
DR. JAMES JOBKSlOi
Wholesale and retail Druggist has the largest
and finest stock of goods in the county aud is
among the leading druggists in the state. Bas
a mammoth stock of tlio choicest and best se-
lected goods drugs patent medicines paints
oils leads varnishes fancy goods and toilet
articles and all that completes a first class
drug house. Does an extensive and lar-reacn-
lng DUSiness. win sen w mo uouo m iiumiu-
ties to suit purchasers and at a liberal discount.
PrescrlBtions are quickly and carefully com-
pounded by an experienced pharmacist. 1 his
professional gentleman stands at the front of
all publio enterprises and is well worthy the
large and increasing patronage he enjoys.
Store on West Broadway in the recently erect
ed Johnston ouuuiiif.
DOCTORS JOHNSTON St BETTIS
Practicing physicians and surgeons are gen"
tlemen standing at the head of their proiession.
having an extensive practice in Brown and t he
adjacent counties and have gained a wide
reputation for the successful treatment of the
most complicated dleases. and are justly
ranked among the first and best citizens of
Brown county omce in ur. uaiues oouusiuu
drug store west sine Public Square.
J. STEWART CLEVELAND.
ATTOBNBT-AT-LAW AND LAND AUEXT
who fills with ability the responsible office of
county judge is widely and favorably known
tnrougnoufc ine siate ; practices i u mo ottw
and federal courts and has a correct abstract
of titles of Brown county. Has for sale many
desireable tracts of laud business and resi-
dence lots ranches improved and unimproved
lands which can be bought on easy terms. All
business entrusted to this honorable gentle-
man will receive Immediate attention. Office
up stairs in Coggin building corner aoiun ana
MARTIN. LANK Si DURHAM.
lana agents and real estate brokers are one of
the most reliable and trustworthy firms in
Texas the members of which rank among the
leading citizens ot Brown county. The mem-
bers of the firm are Wm. H. Martin the noted
banker; (1. W. Lane the weu-quauuea county
surveyor and his most popular young deputy.
irveyor ana n
Thn hT ummnlpte abstract of titles of this
county are prepared to buy and sell real
estate ! every aesaripuou reimeruuius w as-
sessment for non-residents and pay taxes on
same and will redni lands sold for taxes
and surrey and subdivide large tracts to sui
Durchasers. Parties desiriug to buy or sell
lands will lad it to their interests to corres
pond or consult witu tins nrst-ciass agency
oQise second floor in the Coggin building.
J. C. WEAKLY
hardware merchant is a leading citizen of
Brownwood and prominent among the most
nublic snirlted men or the county has the lar-
CfKL ana most comDltw sioen. ui uimware iu
West Texas embracing a full line of cook and
parlor stoves agricultural imple-
ments of every description tinware.
tin plate iron pumps and tinner s trimmings;
also bouse furnishing goods and all general
hardware found In a first-class establishment
in tins nn. jtnis nouse cnauenges coinpeuon
both In grade of goods aud prices and e
cheerfully commend this highly successful
onsiness mau to me patronage oi me puonc.
Piace ot business in the ornamental stone
structure onsoath side of Public square.
PADGITT & BAIR.
Saddla and harness-makers and wholesale and
retail dealers in laather. boot and shoe find-
ings and all saddlery hardware. Are the old
est and largest firm in this line m western
Texas and hare gained a state reputation for
manufacturing saddles and doimc excellent
work geneally. Make and deal in harness
enllan. bridles whins brushes combs sours.
leggins and everything in the saddlery bard-
ware business. Repairing done neatly and on
short order. They are in continual receipt of
orders from all Darts of the state for their cel
ebrated saddles. All orders by mail will re-
ceive prompt attention. AU work is guaran-
teed every piece being closely inspected before
leaving the establishment by the proprietors
of the firm a popular citizen is in charge of
thin store corner East and South Broad wav.
Have branch houses at Dallas Austin Waco
and coioraao uuy.
II. O. SEAMENS
trnrnitiire dealer keens constantly on hand
larra and eleorant suddIv of standard roods
composed of handsome parlor and beurooni
suits eentre and extension tables bedsteads
of various styles chairs of eveiy description
and a lanre assortment ot lounges hall aud
oltloe furniture wardrobes mattresses and
irpets in quality and quantity to suit pur
AUSTIN TEXAS THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15 1883.
chasers; also mouldings of every design pic-
ture frames window shades wall paper and
fancv household goods of all kinds. Inder-
taking a specialty. Coffins and metallic cas-
kets furnished at brief notic .neatly and hand-
somely trimmed. Repairing of all kinds
promptly and satisfactorily done. The pro-
prietor s the o (lest undertaker in the routity
one of the 1 admg merchants and is highly re-
irardeu asacitizcu. Store Mcameus building.
JOHN C BERNAY
(ieneral merchandise dealer has an inuueiue
stuck of great variety happily designed to
meet the public wants and at prices that chal-lei-e
competition. Always carries a lull
line of dry goods alothiug bats boots
slioes. dress goods and trimming la-
dies and gents' lurnishing goods and staple
groceries aud geueral provisions. Ranchmen
and farmers will do well to call at this first
class house. Mr. Bernay is a merchant ot
much experience and by his upright dealings
has secured au extensive aud increasing busi-
ness and is emiucntly esteemed as a citizen.
Business corner of South aud West Broadway
opposite public square.
VV. F. SMITH SUCCESSOR TO SHARP &
Dealer in furniture and carries a full and
complete stock of a choice selection of goods
aim noes an extensive ousiuess in Krowu and
the counties adjacent enjoying the confidence
ol the entire public. Keeps eoustantly on
iiaiui a full line of the ino.it modern oalterns
of parlor and chamber suits sof is wardrobes
tables bedsteads chairs safes inutti esses car-
pets and general hwuehold goods: makes a
specialty of undertaking burial cases and
caskets of the neatekt design furnished on
short notice; also agents for the celebrated
Domestic and American sewing machines.
ihe urourietor is a DODUlar eentleman and
leading citizen and well merits his flattering
traue. uusiuess in tne newiy erected sinitu
building West Broadway.
DR. F. M. DAVIS
Drugs patent medicines paints oils leads.
toilet articles aud fancy goods has built up a
safe business and won the entire confidence of
the public. He is a practicing physician aud
surgeon stands high in his proiession aud
merits the popularity and patronage he enjoys.
Store and office cast side public square.
General c'othier and dry goods merchant
has one of the largest best selected and cheap-
est stock of merchandise in West Texas. Drv
goods dress goods clothing boots aud shoes
ladies and gents' hats and furnishing goods
trunks valises carpets all shades of silk and
satin dress goods and dress trimmings cloaks
and doliuaus and everything kept iu a iir.-t-class
clothing establishment. A mammoth
stock of fall and winter goods has been re-
ceived and is displayed at this reliable new
store and parties needing a supply in this line
will do well by calling on this popu-
lar and enterprising young mer-
chant whose motto is "Quick sales. smaU
profits and strictly for cash and cash only."
Store in the elegant Brin building just
erected corner North and West Broadway op
posite public square.
CHARLES STEEFENS & CO.
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ivcaicia ill gciicitu iuv.iwuauuiac cmiil unci vi
the representative firms of West Texas feu joys
nattering trade in tuis anu tne counties
adjoining. Have one of tne largest and best
selected stocks in this section. Drv goods
clothing hats boots shoes wagon sheets and
dows gioeeries auu ration anu larin supplies.
Pay the highest cash prices tor country pro-
duce are manufacturers agents for the ccle-
uratea JMtad'sf sueep uip tobacco and tne
Donular Sineer and New Home Sewing Ma
chines. Messsrs. Steffens and Smith proprietors
are enterprizing merchants and popular citi-
zens. Store. Smith's banking House corner
South and West Broadway.
IIOLLEMAN NOEL & HENDERSON
Land agents and live stock brokers is one ot
the most reliable agencies in Brownwood; will
buy and sell land in Western Texas pay taxes
for non-residents and redeem land sold for
taxes. Special attention paid to the purchase
and sale of cattle and sheep. Mr. Hollemun
iias dealt in cattle and shsep m Texas for the
past twelve years and will give the stock busi-
ness of the firm his personal attention. Stnc.
luvertisra anu suown iree oi cnarge. iteier-
ences: First National Bank Brownwood; R.
L. Dumnan & Co. bankers Coleman City; Bus-
tin & Sims bankers Paint Rock; Smith &
S'eftens bankers Abilene; A. W. Dunn bank-
er Colorado City ; Nelson Sc Noel bankers St.
Louis Mo. Business correspondence solicited.
These gentlemen are among the best citizens
and alt business entrusted to their care will
receive prompt and satisfactory attention.
Office. Noel building. West Broadway.
SCOTT & JENNINGS
attorneys at law are wtdelv and favorably
known in the state as standing foremost in
their profession. Practice in all the state and
federal courts and pay special attention to
land litigation and the investigation of land
titles. Non-residents can place their business
in the hands of this firm with the full assurance
that it will receive immediate and proper
attention. With pleasure we recommend
these uonular gentlemen and able lawyers to
the confidence of our readers.
N. A. ALLMAN
Dealer in Fancy and Family Groceries Pure
Wines Whiskies and Brandies keeps a large
and choice stock of goods and has an exten-
sive and far-reaching trade iu Brown and ad
joining counties. Mr. Allinan is well known as
an uprillt uusiuess limn ami t wunuy cui'.cii.
His large patronage is but the fruit of his hon-
est and fair dealings. Place of business in the
imposing stone structure w est Broauway op
posite the uublic souare
GOODWIN & GOODWIN.
Prominent Attorney s-atr Law and Land Agents
have gained for themselves a flattering reputa-
tion for the sneedv and correct transition of
all business placed in their hands. Practice in
iill tne state anu ieuerai conns ; niaKC a spe
cialty of land litigation buy and sell lands
and have a larce lot of uronerty on their list.
Col. Goodwin is one of the early settlers of
Brown couutv and is highly esteemed by his
fellow-citizens and his son the junior partner
is a popular and rising attorney. Office East
W. F. KNIGHT
One of the oldest and leading merchants in
Brown county does a safe and extensive busi-
ness; carries a full line of geueral merchan-
dise and sells at small profits clothing dry
goods boots shoes hals caps crockery tin
ware sauuiery naruwarc wagons anu img-
gies and general ranch and larm supplies.
Mr. Knight is among the first settlers of
Brownwood and is much esteemed as a citi-
zen. Business Knight block North Broadway.
W. R. CLEMENTS & BRO.
Fancv and staple grocers do a good and safe
business and carry a full and coinulete stock
oi sugar flour bacon tobacco rice coffee
confeel ionery and farm and ranch supplies
generally. Purchasers will find it to their In-
terest to patronize these reliable and popular
young merchants. Store East Broadway near
J. M. CRUNDWELL
Jeweller established 1877 has the largest and
choicest stock of watches clocks aud jewelry
in the county. This is the oldest establish-
ment In this fine in West Texas; has gained a
line reputation for the excellence of his re-
pairing and the reliability ot his goods. Store
in Coggin building corner West and South
J. C. BOSWELL
dealer in stationery. Established 1879. Has
a. full line of books musical instruments.
music confectionery fancy eoods and notions.
IS iue oiaest esiaousument. anu leauing sta
tionery house m Brownwood and enjoys a
large traue ior nunureus oi miies aruunu.
Agent for the papular White sewing machine.
Store iu Coggin building corner West and
THE ARCADE SALOON
is a very flue pleasure resort and enjoys an ex-
tensive trade from far and near. Parties visit-
nir Brownwood can find at thU attractive es
tablishment everything in the line of first-class
whiskies wines brandies beer cigars and all
the latest Deveragcs. nave in connection ele
gant billiard parlors where time can be
Wlllgea awsy euuur jjiayiug uuuarus or pool.
verbrycK is tue merry auu popular proprie
tor and Sol. Tanner the professional mixo-
logist. Saloon East Broadway.
D. K. TAYLOR'S STABLES
Livery feed and sale etables. are among the
best stockad and fully equipped In Western
Texas. Furnishes the best of teams r.nd bug-
gies to the traveling public at reasonable rates
and takes the best of care of all stock left in
bis stables. The proprietor is among Brown-
woods most enterprising and worthy citizens
and we cheerfully commend him to tue patron-
age of the public. Stables northeast corner of
J. M. SUMMERS.
Dealer In fancy and staple groceries keeps a
wen seiectea stocn ana sens at prices inat ae-
fy compction. Mr. Summers is a popular
young man. and merits tha flattering trade he
enjoys. Store south side Public Square.
STABLES OF HARRYMAN & HALL.
Livery feed and sale stables rank among the
largest and best equiped in the state have the
very best drummers' outfits and all the livery
is complete In every detail and furnished in
short order and on the most reasonable terms.
The courteous and accommodating proprietors
are mcniv esteemea citizens ana wen aeserv-
ing of their immense business and we gladly
recommend them to the patronage of our read
ers. Stables corner South Broadway and
Water streets and office of the Brownwood and
oisco stagi line.
OUB SUNNY SOUTH
Issued by the Sunny South Publishing com-
lanv. j. o. uant. presiaent. is entering upon
.he fourth vear of its marvelous career and
nas auainea an exaiten piace in literary cir-
cles; its circulation extending into every state
in the Union cheering the fireside of 35000
homes. Has two steam presses of the latest
design paster and folder aud twenty-five em-
pio es. X.U. x . juicitie is tne a oie eanor auu
business manager and E. E.
usinrss manager and E. E. Hull the efficient
superintendent. The towering structure is a
great ornament to ine town.
BBOWN COUNTY BANNER
Is a newsy sheet with a larce circulation in
this and the counties adfticent. Will H. Msvs
is the genial editor. Published bv the Sunnv
OUlllll coiiiiimiy. '
THE 1I-..VAS LAM) JOURNAL
Enjoys a flattering circulation; and is allied
to the general land interest of Texas. It is
ably edited by its efficient proprietor W. C.
Dr. A. E Noel Is the populnr dental surgeon
and J. Mickle is the responsible postmaster.
BBOWirWOOD AND CISCO LINK.
runs daily (Sunday excepted ' between Cisco on
the Texas and Pacific railroad and Brownwood.
Carrying the mail and express matter and fur-
nishes the best of accommodations to the trav-
eling ipublic commodious and easy riding
coaches and frequent changes of horses make
this an exceptionably pleasant route. Leaves
Brownwood at 6 A.M. and Cisco at 6 A. M.
connecting with the east andjwest bound pas-
senger trains. Parties desiring to go either
way ou Sundays can on application secure
first-class private conveyance at reasonable
rates. Chauler Harryman & Hall are the
reliable and accommodating proprietors.
BROWNWOOD & COMMANCHE LINE
connects with the dally stage from Deleon on
the Houston & Texas Central railroad atCom-
mancne a oeauiiiut nine city sixteen mites
from the railroad. Travelerscomiiig to Brown-
wood on tk s line can stop owr night at Com-
maui-he and start fur lirowiiwoud the follow-
inc mominz. The roads are in excellent con-
ditiou commodious hacks are run and qtiick
time is made. W. B. Carlock is the popular
proprietor and manager and all passengers
are assureu an agreeaoie trio.
BROWNWOOD & COLEMAN LINE.
having John Hunter tor Its gentlemanly owner
anil manaiier is a in-weeKiy line oetween tue
above points and leaves Brownwood via
'Ihrifiy and Camp Colorado on Mondays Wed-
nesdays and l'ri -ays at 7 a. in. returning al
ternate ctays. turougn iare $1.00 Lomiortauie
hacks fast tune and a jolly good driver is des
criptive oi nils route.
ITS PICTURESQUE SITE COPIOUS
FOUNTAINS PAST DIFFICULTIES
GREATLY IMPROVED STATE OF SO
CIETY BUSINESS ENTERPRISES AND
PROPOSED NEW COUNTY.
This promising town is situated in
the extreme southeast portion of the
county in the midst of receding hills
and is noted for its perennial springs
of pure and sparging water. J. I).
Williams the famous Indian fighter
from whom it takes its name located
the embryo city in 1802. . Till three
years since there existed a standing
feud between an organization of out-
laws known as the Trigger Moun-
tain Mob and a similar body of men.
Between these there were frequent
and bloody combats that kept society
in a disorganized state and prevented
the development of its latent indus-
tries and established a disreputable
notoriety that even yet works to the
detriment of the town. But this base
element has passed away and now it
is a law-abiding thrilty and refined
community and it becomes our pleas-
ant duty to correct the damaging
opinion so generally prevailing to the
great injustice of the town.
The population of three hundred
is a unit on organizing a new
county with Williams Ranch
as the county seat. The boundry line
of the proposed county would begin
at the mouth of Buffalo creek on the
Colorado river extending east of north
to Brown and Comanche line thence
through Comanche - to Hamilton
county line taking fifty-six square
miles through Hamilton to Lampasas
line taking 226 square miles corner-
ing one mile in Lampasas county
thence south to the Colorado river
taking 150 square miles thence up
said liver along its meanderings to
the place of beginning leaving over a
constitutional area to each county
contributing to the county proposed.
This is a much needed change aud if
secured would rapidly develope the
resources of the sections constituting
the new county. The reduced expense
of travel and attending court at the
new county seat would more than
support the county government. The
county seats of Brown Comanche
Hamilton and Lampasas being Irom
their extreme borders thirty to fifty
miles respectively. Brown wood and
Brown county offer no objection to
the movement and most of the inter-
ested counties favor the proposition.
A petition for the new county unani-
mously passed the legislative com-
mittee at its last session but the leg-
islature adjourned belore considering
it. It is to be hoped that at the next
session of the legislature the bill will
pass a new county be organized and
then life will be breathed into the un-
developed resources of this section of
the country. Have an excellent
school and good church privileges.
Among the foremost spirits in enter-
prise and the leading features in in-
dustrv we find
WILLIAMS' RANCH. STEAM-FLOURING
AND GRIST MILL
Established 1878 is one : the most interesting
features of the town and compares favorably
with the best in the county is fitted up with
all the most improved machinery and is com-
plete in every detail. Has a large capacity
and turns out 4000 pounds per day. The best
brands manufactured here will compare w ith
Northern make. The brands are "White
Wheat" "Nicaragua" aud -'Best." O. M. Hill
the owner and manager is long experienced
in this line and has gained an enviable repu-
tation as a flour manufacturer and is also pro-
prietor of the
WILLIAMS RANCH STEAM GIN
Which is fitted up with a seyenty saw gin of
the latest improvements and all the most
modern facilities for handling and ginning cot-
ton. Giuned last year 300000 pounds. We
heartily commend it to the patronage of the
THE CITY HOTEL
Is attractively situated on the west side of the
public square and is the only first class hotel
in Williams Ranch where gentlemanly treat-
ment and all promised is realized. The trav-
eling public desiring tiie best of accommoda-
tions and the most hospitable reception at
reasonable terms will patronize tins house
where they will receive a warm and hearty
welcome by the popular proprietor Col. N.
Eldredge. Its commodious and well furnished
rooms with its abundantly supplied tables of
the choicest in the market makes this a place
of charming comforts and quiet elegance. He
also keeps a well stocked store of the choicest
fancy and family groceries. Store just north
of Central Hotel.
TRENT & LINSEY
Are one of the largest and most reliable firms
in the county and have an Immense stoek of
general merchandise and ranch and farm sup-
plies. Store north side of public square aud
the senior partner of the firm
D. H. TKENT
Is a gentleman well and widely known and a
cattle kiug of much note. His line residence
is an ornament to the town and centrally lo-
cated on a picturesque site is a stately two-
story frame dwelling on one acre of irrigated
land supplied with a good well a stone spring-
house and never-failing spring water. This
estate can be bought for the smail figure of
MORRIS & CLEMENTS
are gentlemen well and favorably known as
among the first to promote any enterprise that
advances the wellfare of their promising town.
At their finely located drug store northwest
corner of Public square can ever be found a
large and choice slock of drugs paints oils
leads patent medicines cigars tobacco con-
fectionary stationery -books toilet articles
and fancy goods. Prescriptions speedily and
accurately compounded by the affable gentle
man in cuarite ot tne esi-jDiisumeni ana mem
ber of the firm P. H. Clements and the senior
DR. J. A. MORRIS
of frontier fame Is a practicing physician and
surgeon of long experience and stands high in
his profession is a congenial and energetic
gentloman and well merits his extensive prac
tice in tins and the counties adjoining.
CONNER & WYNN
Are popular young men of a telling enterprise
and merchants deservedly eniovintr a flatter
ing trade. They do a vast business in Brown
aud adjacent counties and coufidence always
attends their dealings with i ne public carry
a lanre and well selected stock of dry goons.
fancy goods hats boo s shoes groceries and
provisions and everything kept in a first-class
geueral merchandise establishment. Are the
ex-nisive nanuiers oi coiion nere. nouse
north side Public Square
NAIRN & HUMFRIES
Are vrominent amontr the leading merchants
and have a well selected stock ot fancy and
fninilv groceries. Here you can always find
tun suppiv oi iresn cunueu eoous. oacon. nour.
rice tobacco and sugar and all staple goods
for tue larm and rancn. sea at small pronts.
ine senior partner
Is proprtetor of the only first-class livery and
feed stables in the town. They are well stock-
ed and complete in all their appointments
ine DestoteouiopaL'e iurmsueu ai. reasonaoie
rates to the traveling public and stock entrust-
ed to his care receives the most satisfactory
attention. Mr. nairnis toremost among tue
enterprising citizens in Williams itaneu
DR. J. M. GRIFFIN GROCER.
Carries a choice stock of fancv and staple gro
ceries which he sells at prices' that defy com
petition. I- lour hams bacon canned gooas oi
all description fancv eoods. notions and gen
eral provisions and a complete stock in the
grocery line. This worthy gentleman and
leading citizen merits nis extensive iraue.
Store northwest corner nublic souare.
. iuomss is iue justice oi inc. peace iu
yreeinet No 5; M. F. Blundell the worthy con
stable and W. . Marshall the enitient and
obliging postmaster. The above mentioned
embrace the most interesting features of this
promising town and from its superior location
it is destined a bright future.
On the Jim Ned river eleven miles
northwest of Brownwood is situated
on a healthful upland shadowed by
chains of hills and for beauty of loca-
tion is unsurpassed. Has a popula-
tion of 100 and enjoys good educa-
tional advantages and excellent church
ALLEN & MULLINS
are the widely and favorably known proprie;
tors of the mammoth merchandise establisli-
ment that enjoys the exclusive trade in Thrifty
and t-.e country for mimv miles adjacent car
ry a thirty thousand dollar stock of the choicest
goodsaptly selected to suit the trade and at
prices that challenge competition:' fancy and
dry goods clothing hats boots shoes hard
ware tinware queeusware drugs paints oils
patent medicines furniture. Moline wagons
and a full line of ranch and farm supplies. A
short distance from this commanding and
spacious store may be seen their
gantic structure known as
DIAMOND STEAM FLOURING AND GRIST
which has been recently erected and fitted up
with the most improved machinery and all the
modern facilties in this line. Are prominent
among the foremost flour manufacturers in
the state. Grind on the gradual reduction
system making eight thousaud pounds per
day of flour that well compares with northern
make and has given perfect satisfaction to the
extensive trade thnt it already supplies. Have
five run of burs a six reel bolting chest. Gar-
den City break machine brush scalper and
aspirator middling purifier and wheat heater.
Thus will be seen the extraordinary advant-
ages in this mill for the manufacture of flour.
Messrs. Allen & Mullins propose to make as
good an article as is manufactured in Texas
and we cheerfully commend this
establishment to the patronage ot the
trade. Near the mill is the large
ALLEN & MULLINS' STEAM GIN
Supplied with the celebrated Hall eln. and
complete in every detail. Having the fcest of
accommodations for handling cotton. It gin-
ned last year over 500 bales. These enterpris-
ing gentlemen propose building a large wool
house at an earl; date being large handlers
of this staple.
Messrs. Allan & Mullins are rightly regarded
as the life and energy of Thrifty and are high-
ly esteemed as citizens.
Twenty miles north of Brownwood
on the Jrecan bayou is beautifully
nestled among the grove-capped
hills that traverse this picturesque
portion of the county and in point of
scenery and healthf ulness of climate
is not excelled. Has a population of
75 souls a good school and several re-
ligious denominations represented.
A. J. MCDOUGH
commonly known as "Uncle Jack" is the sole
merchant in this town and the general favorite
of the community. Every purchaser at this
establishment has a story thrown in and
uncle Jack has ouite as eood a stock of
them both in quantity and quality as charac-
terize the merchandise in his store which em-
braces dry goods clothing boots shoes hats
fancy goods family groceries and farm
and ranch supplies. It. L. Archer an abla
business manager is the right hand man of the
esteemed proprietor. Store fork of Brown-
wood Cisco and Bell Plain road.
M. L. Sanders. prODrietor. is a skillful nho-
tographer and executes all his work with true
taste. Old and faded photographs reproduced
and enlarged and reduced for lockets aone la
a positively first-class style; also takes tin-
types and has an elegant line of frames and
albums. Mr. Sanders Is a popular young man
and worthy of his extensive patronage. Gal-
lery West Broadway.
RED RIVER STEAM FLOURING MILL
A. mat St howell Proprietors.
Have one of the best fitted uo mills in the
county the most improved machinery and all
the modern facilities for the manufacture of
several trrades of flour. Are also proprietors
STEAM SAW MILL AND OIX
Which are complete in every detail furnishing
the best facilities in their separate lines have
an excellent shingle machine and make a eood
shingle out of the native wood and niso manu
facture lumner. we recommenu iue enter-
prising proprietors to the trade. Gin and mills
near Byrd s store on east side ot Pecan
GEORGE T. GRAHAM'S RANCH
is charmingly located on Pecan Bayou at the
mouth of Red River. In its league of land is
vale and hillock broad spreading prairie and
rugged steeps all interspersed with copious
streams. Its hills are mantled with tufted
foliage its valleys wave with golden grain and
the wire-enclosed pastures are carpeted with
iiutricious grasses and are astir with the dili
gent grazing of graded horses and cattle. The
proprietor is au aitauie geuxieuiau auu uiguiy
c- iteemed where known.
R. L. Archer is the urn-lent lust ice of the
peace couutv commissioner notary public and
Having presented to our patrons
and the public at large thi3 brief his-
torical sketch descriptive and busi-
ness write-up of Brown county its
several parts principal towns and
Brownwood the county seat the
reader will reaculy perceive that this
county proffers superior inducements
to immigrants desiring delightful
homes and to capitalists seeking prof-
This flourishing county is the gar
den spot of Texas blessed with health-
1 ulness oi climate grandeur ot scen-
ery unfailing waters perpetual pas-
turage luxuriant vegetation exhaust-
less quarries valuable timber thrifty
ana intelligent mnaoitants superior
school advantages numerous religious
denominations several secret orders
many prosperous towns large com
mercial interests; in snort au tne out
growths of and advanced civilization
so that the immigrant whatever may
be nis tastes reugion or creed can
here find profitable employment con-
genial society and a pleasant home.
The large ingress or immigration
lately turned to this section is rapidly
settling up the county and greatly
enhancing the value of property.
xnus tne prospective immigrant ana
capitalist will see the benefit derived
by speedy action and the industrious
new-comer no matter irom what
state he may come or of what nation
ality he may be will be accorded a
hearty welcome and have extended a.
HOW TO GET TO BROWNWOOD.
From the northwestern states via .
bt. Louis over the Missouri Pacific
railway to Fort Worth there change
to the Texas & Pacific to Cisco thence.
by daily line ot stages to Brownwood.
From the Southern states via New
Orleans. Galveston or Houston either
over the Houston & Texas Central via
Waco or on the Gulf Colorado &
Santa Fe to Morgan and there change
to the Houston & Texas Central for
De Leon where daily coaches are in
waiting for uomancne ana connect
with stage route for Brownwood.
Y V w f-'
In conclusion the writer returns
sincere thanks to the Brown County
Banner and Our Sunny feouth both or J
which bear flattering evidence ot tne J
character and ability or tneir respec
tive staffs also to the obliging county 'J
officers the generous Maj. Johnny
Rankin and to all who have contrib-
uted to this work. The favors ac-
corded and the hospitality received
are duly appreciated and will be
gratefully and lastingly remembered.
Daily and Weekly the leading journal of the
Capitol City is highly appreciated by its pa
trons ana nas a large auu uicrcasiug circuiar
Special to The Statesman.
Coleman Nov. 13. The commis-
sioners' court to-day let the contract
for building a court house to Smith &
Butler of Austin for the surci of
824750. The work will begin wit hin
the next ten days.
The fence cutters are as hard at
work as ever. Mr. Baugh's fence was
cut last night some five or six miles
and several parties are known.
rspecial to The Statesman. 1
Elgin Nov. 13. The party last
night given hy Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Young in honor of Miss Minnie Stel-
fox of the Capital City who has been
visiting friends here for the past three
weeks and expects to return home
shortly was a very enjoyable affair.
All expressed themselves as having a
most aengnttiu time ah tne delica
cies of the season were served. Much
credit is due the host and hostess.
Galyeston Nov. 13. The city
council s letter to Capt. Eads at New
York requesting a proposition from
him relative to obtaining deep water
at Galveston was forwarded to-day
accompanied by petitions bearing the
signatures of the mayor members of
the cotton exchange and all other
prominent business men and leading
Another Fat Stock Show.
Chicago Nov. 13. The following
numbers represent heads of stock that
ha3 already arrived for entrance at
the national fat stock show which
opens here to-morrow : Cattle 530
horses 55 ; sheep 100 ; hogs 78. This
is a larger representation than ever
mtnerto and tne grades oz stock re
presented finer. Stockmen have al
ready gathered in great numbers from
all parts of the United States and
Down They Go.
Cincinnati Nov. 13. T. T. Brown
& Co. leather dealers assigned to
Stephen Coles. Liabilities estimated
A Little More Time.
Nashville Nov. 13. The jury in
the Bailey murder case was unable to
agree and was discharged. This was
the case of the recent murder in the
Oil Works Burned.
.Norristown Penn. Nov. 13.
Sleemer Brothers' oil works burned
this evening with fifteen tanks con-
taining 6000 barrels of oil and all the
machinery. The origin of the fire is
unknown. Loss 876000.
A Wholesale Barn.
Little Rock Nov. 13. The Ga-
zette's Eureka Springs special says the
Mountain House the Commercial Ho-
tel and livery stable Fowler's drog-
store Waite's store and several other
buildings burned this morning. Loss
$25000; little insurance.
What the Spirits Say.
New York Nov. 12. The spirit-
ualist libel suit of Tice brothers
against Jonathan Roberts editor and
proprietor or the Mind and Matter.
resulted in a verdict for plaintiffs for
83000.6. Each action was for the re-
covery of 830000.
Indiana Pa.. Nov. 13 Sarver.who
killed his father and attempted to
kill the housekeeper Mary Kelly was
singing and dancing in his cell this
morning. He said they could never
hang him because he was immortal
and so was Gov. Pattison.
In a Watery Graye.
Ne w London. Conn.. Nov. 13.
The barges Ida Dunderberg and Os-
Erey are lost the drowned on the first
eing O. L. Smith and another man
and a boy; on the second Capt. Henry
Fasman and two Germans; and on the
last named. Capt. Henry Conway and
The Victims of the Charleston Fire.
Charleston S. C Nov. 13. Mary
Wolf the factory girl who escaped
from the burning building Monday is
dead. The remains of Laura Green
and Mrs. Abigail Guy have been re-
covered. Susan Bond and Maggie
Quinlisk who jumped from the build-
ing are in a critical condition.
Chicago Nov. 13. A secret meet-
ing of freight agents of all roads run
ning into Chicago was held to-day it
is understood for the purpose of form-
ing an organization for the purpose of
securing uniformity in methods of
handling freights fixing switching
Chicago Nov. 13. H. C. Tillin-
ghast & Co dealers in furs pelts and
leather assigned to the Hide and
Leather bank thi3 morning. Assets
and liabilities not disclosed but the
firm has been engaged actively. They
advanced large sums of money to an
agent in Montana for the purchase of
furs who failed to make any returns.
New Orleans Nov. 13. The
boilers of George Pondly's sugar
house on Bayou Bouff exploded
killing the chief engineer the assist-
ant overseer and a colored fireman.
The victims were blown to atoms.
Joe Fazendel the chief engineer is
well known here and married Miss
Valette two weeks ago. Loss heavy.
The Shenandoah Conflagration.
Shenandoah Pa. Nov. 13. The
disastrous hre is still burning but is
entirely under control. Relief is ar
riving. The homeless are being taken
into other families. Loss 8500000; in
surance siuu.uuu. Temporary build
ings are being erected. The Philadel
phia & Reading railroad contributed
$5000 for relief aud will transport all
The Pennsylvania Legislature.
Habrisburg Pa. 12. The Demo
cratic members of the house and sen
ate held a caucaus to-day and adopted
resolutions mat tne legislature ad
journ sine die December 5. In the
meantime efforts will be madeto!have
the apportionment bills passed based
on the vote of Tuesday last and a
conference committe was appointed
to meet a similar committe of Repub
licans in the house. Resolution of
adjournment December 5 were
adopted 147 to 12.
An Eastern Breeze.
Fayeburo Maine Nov. 13. A ter-
nhc wind blew in this region
last night. The Summit House at
Mount liearsarge was entirely demol
ished. A new wing of the Intervale
House 160 feet long and two smaller
buildings in Conway were blown
Oswego N. Y. Nov. 13. Schooner
Lewis lioss went ashore last night on
Fords shoals about five miles west of
here ; when discovered this morning
she was about half a mile out with
me sea making a clean breach over
her. It is snowing so hard that it is
impossible to tell whether there is
crew on Doard. ine surr bo.it cap
sized twice ana tne entire crew nar
Money in Religion.
New York Nov. 13. Several mis
sionaries of the Methodist Episco
palian church accepted the offer of
$10000 men" W Mrs. Philander Smith
of Little Rock for endowment of a
medical college at Nankin China.
The committee also accepted a dona
tion or Key. Dr. Gousher of Balti
more of S3000 towards the establish
ment of an anglo-Japanese university
at tokis t;mna tnat would cost
812.000 providing that the remaining
sum shall be secured by special con-
tributions and of 87000 from some
clerirvman for theolosrical schools at
Foochow China; 825000 wa3 appro
priated tor contingent luna for the
The Flaws Did It.
Madison Wis.. Nov. 13. The com
mittee of expert builders and archi
tects appointed to consider the cause
of the collapse of the new capitol
building find nothing defective in the
plans but do bnd serious defects in
the iron work which sustained the
roof of the south extension. Some of
the supporting columns revealed in
ternal flaws which rendered them
worthless. The report : will tend to
exculpate the architects and contract-
ors as the flaws in the iron were not
visible and were only reveled when
the columns were broken.
New York Nov. 13. Dr. Marion
Sims a physician well known in
America and Europe dropped dead
this morning while conversing with
his wife. The cause of his death was
St. Louis Nov. 13. Gussie Ocrtel
a notorious cyprian swore out. a war-
want to-day for the arrest of W. F
Dunn charging him with beating her
ana stnuing ner in tne race with
teacup. When at the circuit attor
ney's office she was bleeding freelv at
the nose. Immediately after leaving
the building she fell headlong on the
sidewalk and died while being con-
veyed to. the dispensary. Dunn was
Morristown N. J. Nov. 13. Ad
miral J. B. Creighton.. U. .S. N died
to-day or neart troubles. He leaves
wife two daughters and a son.
News Gathered About the Capital
Washington Nov. 13. The an-
nual report of Wyman United States
treasurer shows the total net revenue
to be S3U8287581; decrease $5237668.
The only increase in receipts was from
sales of public lands. The condition
of the treasury and the operations
thereof are set forth at great length
but the main points of interest have
been published from time to time.
The treasurer recommends an appro-
priation to be made to pay express
charges for worn mutilated United
States money and for the distribution
of fractional silver and minor coins.
He also recommends the discontinu-
ance of three cent pieces and that
compensation and mileage to mem-
bers of congress be made by the dis-
bursing officer instead of the treas-
urer. He urges the restoration of
salaries in the treasurer's ollice re-
duced in 1876.
Lieut. Garlington testified before
the Yantic court of inquiry to-day.
He repeated the story of supplemental
orders as related in his report and
said the Yantic was of no use and
was sent with the Proteus merely to
satisfy public opinion.
Bell the supervising architect has
decided to change the plans of the
public building at Frankfort Ky. to
be built of stone instead of brick.
Complaint has reached the postofflce
department that mails on the North-
ern Pacific are not properly worked
by the postal clerks and instead of
being distributed at various points
along the route are carried through to
Portland and stacked up there. Su-
perintendent Thompson says this state
of affairs is brought about by a com-
bination of postal clerks who pur-
posely neglect the work in order to
compel him to double the force which
he maintains is already sufficient to
distribute the mails properly. Assist
ant superintendent Jameson will go
over the read from St. Paul to Port-
land and make a thorough examina-
Epitome of Events Across the Water
Quebec Nov. 13. The Irish Na
tional League here denounces as non-
sense the slanderous reports recently
published in England and in some
American newspapers regarding the
pretended dynamite plot to murder
THE POOLE TRIAL.
Dublin. Nov. 13. In the trial of
Poole for the murder of Kenny the
the defense called no witnesses. W ebb
counsel for Poole contended that the
charges were found upon the merest
surmises. After arguments the case
was given to the jury. After consul-
tation for an hour the jury announced
they could not agree.
FROM THE SEAT OF WAR.
Pabis. Nov. 13. It is stated that
the French reinforcements landed at
Hai Phong. Admiral Courbett s first
attack will be made on Sontag and
Constantinople Nov. 13 A par
ty of brigands who attacked an Amer
ican caravan were apprenenaea at tne
instance of the British and American
GOLNG TO SEE BISMARCK.
St. Petersburg Nov. 13. Simul
taneously with the departure of De-
Giers. secretary ot state tor Switzer
land via Berlin to visit his daughter
the editors of the St. Petersburg news-
papers received orders forbidding the
discussion oi a probability or war
with Germany. DeGiers visits Bis-
marck. ' AMERICAN BISHOPS.
Rome. Nov. 13. The American
Catholic bishops held their first meet
ing to-day. All the cardinals of the
propaganda were present. The prin
cipal question was that of addressing
a demand to the government of the
United States that the relations of
church and state be based on canon
North Sydney C. B. Nov. 13.
The steamer ashore at Low Point is
the Zaler Commodore. A furious
gale from the west prevents commu
nication. She ues easy and wiu get
off unless the wind changes to the
north which would drive her upon
the rocky shore and cause a total
Berlin. Nov. 13. Vierick a prom
inent socialist is accused of inciting
disorder in having invited the readers
of the Sueddeutsche Post to see tne
copy of the nihilist Leaflet.
London. Nov. 13. A loaded shell
was found this morning in the road-
way on the Bel videre wharf Lambeth
near the residence of an Irishman.
The police are investigating.
Kagian music nan soutnwarK was
burned this morning.
DE GRIERS IN BERLIN.
Berlin .Nov 13. The Crown
Prince received De Griers on his
arrival to-day. De Griers afterwards
visited the Emperor who gave la din-
ner in his 'honor. De Griers had a
long interview with Von Hatzfeldt
the German foreign minister.
Toronto. Nov. 13. The building
occupied bv the Railway Suppply &
Mtg. Uo. and J no. 1'encner paints and
ou dealer burned. Lioss 4Uuua
Winnipeg Nov. 13. Reports sent
regarding the anti-contederate or
anti-Canadian movement in Manitoba
have a few facts for foundation. A
strong feeling of hostility exists
throughout the country to monopiy
Since the farmers have commenced to
market grain they are largelv per
suaded that the transportation rates
charged are excessive and that the
Canada Pacific railway favors large
milling firms in various ways. This
added to the increase in dutv on agri
cultural implements is bringing fur-
ther expressions from farmers and
they propose holding meetings at van
ous points to discuss the questioa
and to prepare remonstrances tor
parliament at the next session. The
anti-confedsrationists is a misnomer
and was applied by local papers to be
a literary organization of young law
yers in Winnipeg because tney un
dertook to discuss grievances of
province. The land reserves maie by
the Canadian government have also
aroused a strong hostility. Thus far
however there is really no deep
seated anti-Canadian sentiment but
a strong feeling- exists for more inti
mate commercial relations with the
United States and Canada must re
dress the grievances mentioned or
trouble may ensue
A GREAT STRIKE EXPECTED.
London Nov. 13. Burton's Typle-
scy cotton mill near liolton ianca-
smre is burning.
A meeting of tin joint committee
of manufacturers and weavers was
eeld at Manchester to-day. ltepre-
sentative3 of operatives reported that
the result of the ballot last evening
was largely in favor of a strike rather
than m submit to a reduction of
wages. Thereupon negotiation swere
broken off. A great strike will pj-b-ably
Mexico Nov. 12. A telegram pub-
lished in Europe alleging that Presi-
aent Gonzales had stated that the set-
tlement of the English debt by Carlo3
Iiivas ratified by the Mexican cron-
gress was irrevocable is a forgerv.
Congress merely authorized the presi-
dent to settle the debt lie ha3 not
stated that the debt was settled a-j no
agreement has been ratified. The
2'xican government is investigating
the authorship of the telegram. In
consequence f the tatal duel Itegag-
non. Old merit's second has resign-
ed the management oi the French pa-
per Colonie Francaise.
Birmingham. Nov. 13. Three cases
sheep skins each containing explosive
machines (apparently belts tilled with
percussion caps) were seized here.
The police arrested Augustus Smith
who while drunk accused himself of
being concerned in the recent explo-
sions in the metropolitan underground
London Nov. 13. The supposed
shell found at Belvidere wharf at
Lambeth proves to be merely an Iron
weight which was thrown away a3
The loss by fire of the Tyesly cot- .
ton mill is 25000.
. nEAVT FINE
Toronto. Nov. 13. James Mathre-
son for playing faro was fined 50
er ten days m jail under a statute
over 200 years old.
Detroit. Nov. 13. The American
Public Health association began its
eleventh annual meeting in this city
this morning President Ezra Hunt
of New Jersey in the chair. The at-
tendance of members is large dele-
gates being present from nearly every
state in the Union Canada the army
and the navy. The majority are well
known in sanitary circles and officers
cf state boards of health. The session
began with prayer by Bishop Harris
of Michigan. After formal reports
from the secretary treasurer and the
standing committees the regular pro-
? ram me papers were entered. Dr. D.
J. Salmon of the department of agri-
culture Washington read a paper on
"Texas Cattle Fever." He took very
strong ground in favor of the exist-
ence of the disease in that belt in the
Southern states from which it is
dangerous to export cattle. Col. Jos.
simtn arniy medical director of the
department of Texas held that the
J exas cattle fever is chimera. He was
followed by Dr. Rouch of the Illinois
statu board of health and Dr. Ryan
of Texas. The latter supported the
opinion of the contiigiousuess of this
disease. Dr. J. M. Partridge of Fort
Bend 1ml. advocated similar views
respecting the swine plague or hog
cholera which has prevailed since
1832. Following this was a paper on
cattle disease cattle known as swell-
liead by Dr. Wm. Belford of Chica
go. He attributed the trouble to
a microscopic . lungus plant called
tctinomeyees. Prof. Low. of Cornell
uriiversitv claimed the disease was
not of recent discovery in America
but had Leen long known under va-
rious other names. Hard tongue he
asserted was not restricted to grain-
eating animals but ellected dogs
Joliet Ills. Nov. 12. It is an
nounced that all manufacturers of
barbed wire in this city will shortly
remove their factories to Missouri and
western points within the jurisdiction
of Judge Treat whose recent decision
in St. Louis;aeeiaring the w asnourn
patents invalid to protect manufact-
urers there from interference and pay-
ment of royalty. It is said this will
throw out nearly 1000 workmen.
Des Moines Nov. 13. At 10 to-
night the mercury shows fifteen de-
grees above zero having dropped a de-
gree since 5 o'clock and is still falling.
Wind varied from twelve to twenty-
four miles an hour all day.
Agents of the company move along
the line recording a mortgage of 811.-
000000 of the Lacrosse lowa & South-
western railway company known in
Iowa as the Wilson diagonal which is
to run from Lacrosse to Kansas City.
Cotton Planters' Convention.
Vicksburg Nov. 13. The citi-
zens' committee on reception and en-
tertainment of the National Cotton
Planters' convention have completed
arangements for accommodating 500
delegates. It was resolved to give a '
grand banquet during the meeting.
ss early every railroad in the cotton
states has made reduced rates as have
also the steamboats. The convention '
will be called to order Wednesday
Chicago Nov. 13. The Trans-
Continental railway association meet -here
to-morrow for the purpose of
completing details of agreement on
the Pacific coast business made at '
New York Nov. 13. Judge In-
graham refused in the Field case the v
mandamus to compel the Northern
Pacific railway company to produce its
Petersburg Va. Nov. 13. Howell
Byrd colored convicted at Halifax
for the murder of his wife was sen-
tenced to hang December 15.
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Sends Homeopathic Medicines to any
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Or CHILLS and FEVER
AMD ALL MALARIAL DISEASES.
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