The Albany Weekly News. (Albany, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, August 19, 1892 Page: 1 of 4
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ALBANY. SlIACKELFORD COUNTY TEXAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 10,1892.
ovci'sh.-idnwod its wearer; the nntmote
uv ultimately repressed the luxu
J, A. KING.
Att'y at law and N. I*.
M, Lit. L3i, Wffl fi CSteSlI AlitS,
WK REPEIi i'.Y PERMISSION TO
First Nniox/ii, Bank, Albany, Texas: Fiust Natiosai. Baxk, Itasca. Teias;
• Kahmkks Nattoxai. Bunk, Hilidcoro. Tmas.
We represent as solp agents a number of sranlfTroproveft farms, consisting
of ns, good as there i» in the county, and some Hue improved .ranches which
wo will sell Ht low prices bud on easy terms. We represent thousands of
acres of Unimproved arable lands at very low figures. It will pay you to
look at some of this property before baying.
We represent some very desirable resident and business propjjt'tles both
improved and unimproved, and are sole agents for "Nixon's Addition."
This property is admirably located for boautifnl homes ; water as "pure as
crystal" can be obtained at a depth of from 15 to 20 feet in abundance ;
besides there are several large pools of water sufficient, for running any kind
of machinery. Now is the time to buy a lot.
AVe have now ready for use and nearly completed a full set of abstract
> books to all lands and1 town lots in Shackelford County, giving every deed
; power of attorney, mortgage, tax sale will, judgement, community inventory
rorder and decree of court'and everything in any way affecting titles from tin
state down to present owners. This work lias been done at considerable cost
; to us ami no pains has been spared to make it complete in every detail, oui
•Air. J. M. Philips, than'wlimn there ar# none be let posted or move compe-
tent for this business, lias been in charge of this department for nearly one
year and will be pleased to show you through the several large volumes con-
f tailing the work, or take your orders tc.r abstracts.
We carry a full line of
Staple and "Fancy
Our Mr. J. A King is in charge of this department and will attend prompt-
jlv and correctly to all btT«iuess in this linr, and will give special attention to
flatid litigation, redeeming laud sold for taxes or re-e-tablishing the claims of
! rightful owners to lands.
Wo reresent a number of substantial insurance companies and will
Igood rates and prompt attention to all business in this line.
W« give prompt attention to collections and guaranteec sagijsfitetion.
|solicit yuii patronage.
We loan money on farms and farm land in amounts to suit borrowers
pow rate of interest.
A. J. CENTER
oil exhibition the best
and most complete line of
Spring and Summer Goods,
all of which will be at prices
to suit the times and the low
price of cotton. At the old
, .stand of Center & Keener I
G 11 O C E II I E S. will show the nicest and most
complete line of Millinery ever
seen in our city, at the head of
which & first-class Milliner
will be in command, one that
understands the business, as
for style and satisfaction it
shall be yours in evry sense
of the word.
Ilav, corn, oats, bran and all kinds of fee J stuff.
We especially invite your attention to our complete and
•arefully selected stock of
Boots, Shoes, Clothing, Ladies' Dress Good, Gents' Furn-
ishing Goods, etc.. etc
In the future as in the past we solicit a share of your
valued trade, autl wo will do our best- to please you. Wc
guarantee perfect satisfaction in all of our dealings: and
prices to suit the times. D. 0. fclcRIMMON & CO.
ry of gold
isles of Greeoe, where "burning Sap-
pho loved :ind sung," were ignorant
of this noble simplicity.
One noble ring is of repousse gold,
its hoop of two dolphins > earing aloft
a pl,iiii white stone. Another rich ex-
ample is Etrusco Latin, the hoop of a
beautifully moddled Hercules and Ju-
no Sospila in little, between their
beads being set the stone.
'I he rings of the Romans were of
iron, like those of their Spartan exam-
plers, For long even the roman sena-
j tors wore the iron circlet, .and the
I first of gold were bestowed 011 aiu-
i bassadors, to be worn only at ccre-
j inonial times and as a part of tliier of-
! The senators, ohief magistrates and
the equestrian order were permitted
rings.1" Under Tiberius a heavy prop-
erty qualification limited the gold ring,
but so many made excuse from the
consequences of the infraction of cer-
tain laws on the pica that they were
of the gold ring class that an ordi-
nance prohibited its wear by any but
freemen fathers and paternal grand-
fathers has possessed a property of
The gold ring right was next con-
ceded to soldiers, and later, pearhaps
under Justinian, all citizens possessed
it, silver being worn by freed men and
jeweled rings, and etery i for poisons was the diamond : the am-
wore a ring of j ethyest was then a surer preventive of
Hut other nooks of the j drunkenness than lii/ bichloride of
gold ; the tupaB cured and prevented
lunaev; the lapis lazuli (the sapphire
of the aneieuls) and bloodstone check-
ed nose bleodinsr; the coral was proof
against the delirious o! the del il; the
loadstone was a ontholieuu, ai.d ths
opal brought bad luck.
Plato^s contribution to ring super-
stition is that Gyges, King ot I.ydia,
had a ring which made hiui invisible
when the stone was turned inward,
the story is also applied to Midas, the
mythical King of Phrygia, and
Luned'b ring put the wearer out of
sight. Luned or l.yitet, gave it lt
Owain, one of King Aitliur's knight*.
When men sought his life to take it
away ho became invisible, and was
therefore nowhere to be found. "The
Lady of the Fountain'1 (12th century)
"Take this ring and put it on thy
linger, with the stone inside thv jMpd
and thy hand upon the stone, and as
long as thy coneealest it it will con-
1 be steel ring made by Seidel-Bec-
ir, according to a book of Orientlal
tales published in 17-13, rendered thu
thoughts of another's heart readable
to the wearer, and the ring of C'oreud,
made of six different metals, insured
prosperity to the wearer and success
in all ventures.
This condition attached to its pos-
AVhether S'llfr-or prireh:i-er. or whether in le
. / i -.rr.T
ml of abstracts or litigation
or whether wanting insurance, collections, or io borrow nionev,
|i Miar.'o? your 1m,!»«•>< and we promise our be.-t intention anil hearty
[hupreoialion. Thanking you for past favors wo are verv rfspeut'uHv.
WiLKl vSUiN & KING.
Albany, T<<as. i
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before you buj7.
A. J. CENTER.
i in ware
iron by slaves.
Even these slight restrictions at last session by man: When a wife was
were not enforced, and in this simplest chosen he, must remain faithful to her
custom of the Romans their luxury j as long as she lived. The moment he
shune. Some viewed with the Egyp- . neglected her for another he lost it,.
I cordially and earnestly ask one and all to call and sec ■ tiaus and the Greeks in covering their No man wears the ring now. Whetb-
I fingers with rings. j er it was at last entirely lost because
1 Chariuus wore CO or six on each of the condition is an open question,
finger, says Martial and fops had!—W. IL Slier-Cliff in Washington
Charters A Under The Laws of Texas.
1 rings as our chappies now have uiga-
' rettes and canes light ones iu summer,
heavy ones for winter.
A few of the Kotunn rings were of
| great value. One owned by the eni-
! prfess Faustina cost 200,000, while
that of Dometia was worth 300,000 of
our dollars. Were these vulgar wo-
men to revisit us they might also vent-
ure to go to Central market oil a Sat-
A ring will parhaps
ALL IN A WATCH.
be nseifin the ! out.
Open your watch and look at the
j little wheels, spri £ and screws, each
| an indispensable part of the whole
wonderful machiu i. Notice the busy
little balance wht el as it flies to and
j fro day and. night, year in and year
| Charter OhIc and Brilliant' Stoves, Glidden Fence vviro.
Perkins' wind Mill, white and New Home'
Pally 95 per cent of oar Students have Good positions.
of tftuarf s r-ys!<>vn ot'Bo >k keeping. The only school
in existence that will .guarantee to teach you
Book keeping or refund your money
and pay your . railway fares
Roman Church forever. The ring of
a cardinal is set with a sapphire, en
eabuohon. The pope's seal ring, us-
This wonderuil little mnoliine is the
result of hundreails of years of study
and experiment. The watch carried
' Rasas'*' ceJbni W Kwsw'.
K-rwW- v v ■ J" ■ ' jCormic-.k Mowers and'Reopers,_ Buckevo Hay Rake:
|(2ueonsvvare. Stoves,-Corn, Oats. Bran, Hay', Farm Imple-1 (* vain Drills, Bttdlotig Disc Harrow^ 'Gasady
rnents, eto. ! Riding l'low. Solid Comfort Sul-
|Give us a call and we will show you in our Hardware j
Department a nice line of
Baker Wire, Scutt Ciimer wire,
S'ndebaker wagons, Abbott -Carriages,
! SHORT-HAND, TYPEWRITING, TELEGRAPHY,
book-eesfikct nm backing.
iStiileiits Allowed to Mm tie Course at Anjtie Free of Claris.
Twelve Years IvXPErienge.
As ;i putcticai book keeper, gives u* Hdvanlwgwa that no
othi'i1 school can offer. Most, yracficitl Institute in the
world; indof ed l>v" Alerchfints, Hunkers and Practical
Book keepers; ex liank Ctishiera and Practical Book-
keeper.-! Km ployed; no Text-book used. We spend
time and in-mey bunting positions for our graduates
Send Fob Catalogue.
PmmWM Mills and
A v -V-: fA ftCj -ftT
Xjb3E2 uA_3SJ" X*"
J. R. STUART,
ed since the 15th century for sealing . by Uu.
.ivci'uge ma» is utiotputftkl «>t*
t he apostolic bripfs, is of stpel. On the i piec«!S and its munufuuturu oiubra-
death of a pope his riusr is broken and j 0UJ inoru 2000 ai.stim.t llln| s,.p
his successor gets a new one. j ratff oporatioi.i.
In olden times the ring was symbol-1 Sumu o( lh)J ^..H^t i0rev s are sv»
in of authority and delegated power, i ml|lllt(J t,ult the uoa;aB,| oyu9 U!lmlot
concerning which Biblical allusions are j uiatinguiah them from ,'teel tilings or
frequent. ; spicks of dirt. Under a powet/iil
When "Pharaoh took off his ring j 1Utlgllifyil)g gUss u perftw sor,.w ,«
from his hand and put it on Joseph's vullU)ll. The slit in the head is *-
hand," he intrusted with it the govern- j 10 0lhs 0, H11 incU wWe, U takes
ment of Egypt. Aliasuerus gave h\ > \ yoS-0;.0 t)f' tho3a Suri!wa to weigh a
pound is worth 81585.
spring is a strip of the
j - - — annulment of j jjneat steel about » 1-2 inches long,
| I lie decree be written, he gave him to moOU. inch wide sml 27-10,000 inch
I seal them the self-same ring he had
J "To pledge his word Judah gave
Tamar his signet," and the stone
which shut Daniel in with the lions
was sealed by Darius with his own
ring to Hainan as his sign to pulverise j pollIlji „u<| a
the Jews, and when he commanded of;
Mordecia that letters of
thick It is coiled up in spiral' form
and finely tempered. The process of
tempering these springs was long held
a secret by the few fortunate ones
possessing it, anil even now it is not
Their manufacture requires the
greatest skill. The finished spring
'wtf.f j&arsk, 3
iunus and roj;a::c::s.
SI JSIKCANCti ATTACHED to VAKIOI S
fc TON ICS taKD — H IS TO it Y VVUKATjI-
KIJ IN Ml'TH.
O.S. CITLLUM, t
•New Process'' (Svsoline stoves, stove tviintnings tinware, Queensvvaro, j
llassware crockery, talilo and pocket cutlery, carpenter's tools, mattocks, ;
Hies I'ardetl and field hoes, the "Garland" sulky plow, walking plows, double j
Shovels' <ieorgia "tocks steel plow s'.apes of all kinds, ■ C'iark's cutaway har- j
tow ro-td. earts, wagon and buggy harness, plow gear, and one hundred other |
things too tedious to niention hern. We curry a full lint! of feed stuff i
. X>opai' troaeaat,
nlw-ewhioll)^^ta»>'<nplcta with everything fresh and good to eat. In Inet
will ttud* in our large stock nearly every thing you w u.t fxeipt dry goods
fe buy and sell -ill kinds of country produeif, hides; furs, wool and pecans
Maiiv many thanks to our fi'jeuds who have fnVotcd tut with their patron
and we pfowiie yon bottom prices^ fair and square dealing and politi
ttention at all tiroes.
The wedding ring is supposed to be
of Roman origin, to have evoluted
from the use of rings in gran's, and
agteements It was presented on be-
trothal as a pledge, and its primitive
form was doubtless that of a signet or
.In ancient limes it was often
In the tombs of the early Celts
] many rings of remarkable pure gold | wi)| 1)e 20-1000th of
(it into the waters with the words: We j lmve Bten foulu1' penannular in form, ; a„ i,ul no measuring instrument
j espouse the, O sea, as a token of per-
petual dominion over thee."
W lien Hercuies cuL Prometheus
adrift from the chains ol' Caucasus lie
made a linger ornament from one of
the links of his fetters, and in its bezel
set a portion of the Hint. If Pliny
liajs. told the truth that was the lirst
The oldest rings in existence were
gathered from the tombs of the Eegyp-
tians. Those of the lower classes
were of ivory and porcelain,. Cleopa-
a break in the hoop forming a spring. ; bM <w y,.t bBU11 (,BVi3Uti CMp!lbte of tillB
1 hey were often a rope like appear- cnoUgb guaging to determine boforc-
ance, of many strands of woven or ' by Ul(J si/<e of t,lu strip wbl4t Ulu
wreathed gold wire, and sometimes o; ; stvt.„?tli of the finished spring will I,.-,
an ornamentally twisted but plain bar. j A -j0-10.OOOtli part of an inch dii-
Some of these were used in place of j fereuoe lbu thioliU^ ot the strip
coined money. makes a diff 'fence of the running of
The Christians early took to rings, a watch of about sir. minutes per hour
Everything first class, buggies all newly painted and
neatly at ranged, gentle teams for ladies and
children, good saddle horses for
ladies and gen i em en.
J - !•'. COLCCN."
K8PECIAL ATTHNTION 111 \*KN' TO-**
JTHE Traveling PUBLIC.
with good accommodations, house, water and feed at
low rates. If you are in need of anything in my
line give me a call.
West Second street.
faints and Oil, Toilet Articl
If You Mavo Cno cf the rtsl'owing
HEART SYfiiPTOKiS, HOOJi OUTI
[s a eafn and roll-
able rcujoOy for
i Palpitation of the
! Ht.axt, F.aniu Si« e,
'. hort Breath
| Fluttering, Drogaj
I.,,,,Perfumery, Pure Wines
5 for Medical Purposes. I SrikcTb^fSy s.,.
ial.cn in Chest. 8m- t'je*'ing
fetescrisUons Garofally Compounded All Drugs Fresh | FS^iptS.... ..
I changed by lovers. As the betrothal tra lia<l pearls tu dissolve in her wine
I ring of the 16th and li'th centuries it j when she drank With royal Antony.
I was as common as llirtations in June.
I The ritural of the Gie«k church is
! .said to require the flng to be worn on
I the right hand, tis the solemnly con-
I furrktl episcopal ring was worn liy -the
'bishops. The writingsttl Pope (.Jie<r-
oryiv. Infotm us that the ring is
| worn oil the right hand us tile nobler
| for the givtug of benedictions, and
j that weaving it on the left would ler.d
j color to the pagan ignorarco of be-
| lief .that a win ran its courso from
] heart to middle of that hand.
i In (ierinany it. lias been usual for
j the wife to wear the oetrothal ring
j after marriage and the husband the
! wedding ring.
j For an engagement, or wedding
oW hv T. <1. K iritle
For Infomiiti'^n nntl frve Handbook vrrito to
m?NN V <X>., Ruoadwat, r?KW YOHH.
OitioM, Uu/Miu for :;it r-ftwotn tn Amcrlca,
iOvci'y Wjiout taken o\\t by u/t U l>imi»rht l efore
tlj8 pubfic i;y e. notice j;ivc;vfiv.a of cihiit-ge Iti tb«
olrcfiilotlou o/ ear soSotitlflo pnpor in thy
\Noi,J. uivn ruti?d. Vto itr.
m»n uluMart without \\. W^kly, s
vent; 11.50 pir tvti.riis. MuN 'Sl Si CO.,'
ri ■ u i ■ iri.. ,•>;. f Tori
ring, tho selection of one ot pure gold
The rings of the rich were usually
plain circlets of gold bearing a scara-
Incus, or a stone graven with the name
of deity with legend or sacred euioletu.
The finest are of the period of the
18th to tiie 20th dynasty.
Among the llenrews the signet was j
indispensable. It was worn on the j
middle or ,ittle. finger of the right hand,
but With t(ie Egytiuns tlip fourth tin
ger of the left hand was tho ring Hu-
nt first <>f bronze, iron or ivory, and
many of these are found in Roman
cemeteries, but degeneracy set in, and
soon such a prodigality of gold rings
with precious stone settings was ob-
serve J that the church fatiiers, Ter-
j ttillian, Cyprian and Jerome, wore
' obliged to preach against it.
A superficial writer has declared
that Solomon according to Arabian le-
says the Jawcler's Keview.
Theviluo of these springs, when
flnished and placed in watches, is
enormous in proportion to the materi-
al from which they arc made. A com-
parison will give a good idea.
A ton of steel when made up into
hair springs when iu watches is wovili
more than twelve and one -half times
the value of the same weight in pure
gcud, possessed a magic ring that he J gold. Hairspring wire weighs one-
dropped into the sea, whereupon twentieth of a grain to the inch. O,io
his wisdom immediately abated, so | mile of wire weighs 'ess thau half u
that for 40 days lie abstained from ad- ' pound.
ministering justice, the end of which
time the ring was found in a fish and
Athens . extensively manufactured
The balance gives live vibrations ev-
ery seccnd, y00 every minute, 18,000
every hour, 4<J2,000 every day and
to7;0S0,000 every year. At each vi-
bration it rotates about 1 t-4 tunas,
ger. In old Assyria and Babyjonia j •»»#<• rings with charms to suit.
it took the form of a cylinder,, thi per- ' the'early dawn of the Christian era j which makes 197,100,000
foration of which a cord was passed, ! '■''' names Jesus, Mary and Joseph ow every year.
allowing the signet to be worn on the rings were esteemed as preventive of j order that we may better Wider-
wriat,and in Genesis may be found al- j the plague. ; stand the stupeudotif am out of labor
lusron to this method of wear. j Among the earlier people the wed ' performed by these liny works let lis
Some of the signets of Etruscan J ding ring was beluved to possefs cura- j make a few comparisons. Take, for
tombs show Egyptian scarabs with leg-; I've power, and if you can devise a j illustration, v locomotive with (j loot
symbolizes unalloyed love, and is, libfe hieroglyphics. Another class of i stye for your eye tomorrow you will \ driving wheels. M»t its wheels run
rnorcuver, iu keeping with the quiet- j Etruscan signets have cut in sard or, be told to banish it by rubtiiug it with i until they have givnu the same nutn-
ness and uriostentationness of lovabi. ; cornelian scarabs, which seem connect- j a gold ring. The same was regarded j her of revolutions that a watch does
people. It wears true to color, its
simplicity cannot offend, it outlasts
all caprie.es of fashion, is unaffected
j and constant.
It was a golden ring that the doge
of Venicc wedded the Adriatic, casting
ing links of tho arts of Egypt and by the ancients as triumphant over St j In ono yeaf, and tliey will have cover-
Oreene, tho bank showing the Egvp- Anthony's lire, au.1 a silver ring was ; ed a distance equal to St.' .otnplete
tian scarbasus beetle, the flat side of good against the time of convulsions. 1 circuits of the earth.
Hellenic des gri. j Kings sometimes owe their effi- j All this a watch does without other
Alnpong the Greek rings had gravp.n j eicney to the setting. The ruby wes altmtion th n winding ouee every
Among the Eactdauuonians supposed to change color'tif dang t
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