The Old Flag. (Tyler, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 2, Ed. 1 Page: 4 of 4
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In Press:- We are happy to announce that we have now in press, and will issue soon a new work of rare scientific interest. The title is “AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CAUSE OF OLD ACE IN MULES, AND SUGGESTIONS AS TO THE REMEDY.” By J. Dilingham, late U.S.N. The CAPTAIN, we have been informed, had not previously given much attention to scientific or literary pursuits, beyond those connected with his profession – and those he of course, went in on, “on the deep.” We are indebted for this production to the fact that he was ruthlessly torn from his briney home, and subjected to a monotonous imprisonment. At first our auth or seemed to have lost all interest in life; but so active a mind could not always be kept quiet. For some reasons of state, which the author does not mention, he was removed from one place of imprisonment to another, until he was at least brought to this place. On the road he was permitted to use an ani-mal, which he says was called a mule. He became interested in this animal; he thought there was something peculiar about this particular mule: he enquired of one of those Texans, (who he says reminded him of some persons he once met during a voyage to an African Port,) what was the matter with the mule? He replied, “guess he done got too old.” The Captain asked how he thought he got it. Texan didn’t know! The author was interested and commenced a series of investigations. The subject was full of difficulties. The disease seemed to progress right along, without any apparent cause. The Captain watched it closely – how closely, those of our readers, who have seen him sitting on the hill-side, his eyes riveted on the mule for hours at a time, lost in deep thought, can only know. At last the mule disappeared. The Captain was seen afterwords frequently leaving ‘camps’ and remaining long periods. What became of this mule is not for us to say, but we all know what scientific men of the purest lives are compelled to resort to, to obtain the secrets of human anatomy. The problem which baffled him so long, has been solved, and the author triumphantly presents the solution in this little volume. We wish it could have been done at a less sacrifice – but when fully aroused, Science is remorseless. Peace be with her vic-tims, their loss is our gain.
The neatest set of chess-men yet/ We think Lt. Bailey owns;/ They’re not, indeed, the largest set,/ Yet ‘semble much those made of bones.
SEND in your NAMES._ Undoubtably before many more moons shall have come and waned, the majority of the inhabitants of this place will have been taken from our midst, by that relentless disease to poor Prisoners, EXCHANGE; ere this be done, we desire the full NAME and POST OFFICE ADDRESS of every person here, whether a subscriber to The FLAG or not. This is the shortest and surest manner of compiling this list, and we earnesty hope all will accommodate us as above.
MONETARY. – Gold sold on 5th Av-enue at Auction by HAMMOND, at 20 for 1, Confederate, on Friday, Feb. 26th 1864.
HOW do we know that Capt. Johnson’s mule has got nephews and nieces?
Because we know she is AUNTY DELUVIAN.
TURNING AND CARVING – CAPT. AMOS JENNSON, assisted by first-class artists has engaged in the business of CARVING PIPES. A specimen of his work in holly-wood, may be seen by applying to the designing Committee, Messrs C. C. NORR and DILINGHAM.
WHY is LT. COL. A.J.H. DUGANNE’S new Mansion on Fifth Avenue like a false whisker supporter?
ANS: Because it holds a bard-(beard.)
REVIEW OF THE TEXAS MARKET.
FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, 1864.
ASHES – PER 100 LBS - $4.00
ALMANACS, COMMON – WELCE – 1.00
APPLES – BUSHEL,- 20.00
BEEF – LB – 1.00
BUTTER – “ – 2.00
BOOTS – PAIR – 150.00
BROOMS – PIECE – 2.50
BUTTONS, BRASS – “ – 1.50
BELTS (SWORD) – 50.00
BLANKETS, TUBBER – 35.00
CORN MEAL – 100 LBS – 6.25
CANDLES – HUNDRED – 50.00
CLOTH, HOME-SPUN, JEANS – YD – 30.00
CHICKENS – PAIR – 5.00
COFFEE, “LINCOLN” – LB – 15.00
COMBO, FINE-TOOTH – PIECE – 2.50
CUPS, TIN – “ – 1.50
CARDS, PLAYING – (COTTON) – PACK – 50.00
“ FOR COTTON-CARDING – PIECE – 50.00
DRAWERS, COTTON – PAIR – 25.00
EGGS – DOZ – 2.50
ENVELOPES – PACK – 5.00
FLOUR, WHEAT – 100 LBS – 50.00
“ , (MIDDLINGS) – “ – 30.00
FORKS AND KNIVES…TABLE – PAIR – 20.00
HAM – LB – 2.00
HONEY – “ – 2.50
HATS, SOFT – PIECE – 25.00
KNIVES, PEN – “ 25. TO 50.00
LEAD-PENCILS (LOT ONES) – “ – 1.50
LARD – 100 LBS – 40.00
MATCHES (100 IN A BOX) – BOX – 1.50
MOLASSES, POOR – GAL – 7.00
NAILS – (MARKET DREANED) – 100 LBS – 200.00
OVER-COATS, PRIVATES’ ARMY – PIECE – 100.00
POTATOES, SWEET – BUSHEL – 10.00
PEPPER, BLACK – LB. – 5.00
PORK – “ – 1.00
PAPER, WRITING – REAM - $120.00
PANTS, READY-MADE – PAIR – 50.00
PEACHES, DRIED – LB – 1.50
PANS, TIN, (OF QTS.) – PIECE – 4.50
PLATES, EARTHEN – “ – 3.00
PAILS, WOODEN – “ – 5.00
SOAP, SOFT – LB – 1.00
“ HARD – “ – 2.00
SUGAR, BROWN – “ – 1.25
STRINGS, VIOLIN “E” – PIECE – 3.00
“ “ “A” – PIECE – 5.00
SOCKS, WOOL – PAIR – 5.00
SHOES – “ – 15. TO 50.00
SHIRTS…COTTON – PIECE – 20.00
SALT – BUSH – 32.00
SCALING SHOES – PAIRS – 2.00
TOBACCO, SMALL HAND-FILLER LEAF – PIECE – 1.00
“ WRAPPER “ LEAF – “ – 2.00
“ TWIST – LB – 2.00
“ SEGARS – M – 250.00
TURKIES, (SMALL) – PIECE – 6.00
TOOTH BRUSHES, (COMMON) – “ – 2.50
THREAD, LINEN – SKEIN – 1.00
WHISKEY, (POOR ARTICLE.) – GAL. – 80.00
“ SINGLE DRINK AT HOUSTON – “ – 5.00
BY U.G. TELEGRAPH!
In virtue of the authority in me vested by the CONSTITUTION, it is hereby ordered that an Election of Congressmen from the State of Texas take place on FRIDAY, MARCH 4TH, 1864, said Officers to be duly chosen by the Loyal supporters of His Excellency, Gov. SAMUEL MORTON. The Polls to be open from sun-“up” to sun-set of the same day.
It is also ordered that His Excellency the Governor cause to be in force at the Polls throughout the entire day, as a “Ballot-Box Guard” a force of no less than twenty-five armed men.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN,/ President/ WM. H. SEWARD,/ Secretary of State.
In compliance and persuance of this important Order from the President, we have to publish the following
PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR!
GUB-E-NATOR-IAL CHEER, NOT/WATER STREET, FORD BORROUGH,/ TEXAS, MARCH 1ST, 1864.
In kompliance with the A-going order from MISTER ABE LINKON, I do now hereby Order that said elecktion taik plais as there-in or-dered, furthmoar, that Provo Marshal R.H. STOTT Bee on at the poles with a 4se of knott less than 25 Able Bodied mens, 2 reserve the piece.
XeQtid under mi [picture of a hand] and the/Public Seel of the State of Texas,
S. MORTON,/ Governor./ R.C. Anthony, ADV’T GEN’L.
MAP OF FORD-BORROUGH, TYLER, TEXAS
[Drawing of map]
S.G> BAILEY,/ WATCH-MAKER & JEWELER,/ NO. 4 WATER ST./ SECOND DOOR FROM OFFICE OF THE “FLAG,”
N.B._ PARASOLS, UMBRELLAS, CANES, FANS, &c, RE-PAIRED AT SHORT NOTICE, AND ON REASONABLE TERMS
NEW/ PIPE MANUFACTOR./ Every description of/ PIPES./ References:/ CAPT. J. DILINGHAM and ENSIGN REYNOLDS/ A.J.H. DUGANNE, & C./
N.B_BOTTOMS WARRANTED, and Carved by CAPT AMOES JOHNSON – TRAVELING AG’T MAJ. R.C. ANTHONY.
“HERE’S YOUR MULE!!”
FOR SALE,/ The fine BROWN MARE MULE, “ROSA,” Perfectly sound, kind in all Harness, and delightful under the saddle._ Cannot be surpassed for style and inteligence. This fine animal must be sold, as the Owner is confined to his quarters, and cannot take his daily mounted exercise.
FOR PARTICULARS, enquire of the Proprietors of the CITY LIVERY STABLE, rear of the Fifth Avenue House.
TERMS: - In CONFEDERATE MONEY, $500 or in GREEN-BACKS, $30.
The undersigned are now ready to furnish at shortest notice good MUSIC for DANCING, Concerts, &c, &c.
TERMS: as reasonable as the present worthiness of Confederate Money will admit.
Wm. H. MAY, Manager and Violinist/ R.W. MARS, Banjo./ S.E. THOMASON, Flute./ E.J. COLLINS, Fife.
LESSONS ON THE BANJO!
R.W. MARS,/ COR. PARK ROW and 5th AV./ TERMS:- REASONABLE.
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May, William H. The Old Flag. (Tyler, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 2, Ed. 1, newspaper, March 1, 1864; Camp Ford, Tyler, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth312473/m1/4/: accessed June 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.