Rockdale Messenger. (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 26, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 5, 1899 Page: 4 of 8
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THE MESSENGER: ROCKDALE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, JANUARY
W. H. FERGUSON,
Editor and Proprietor
Subscription, 91.00 Per Annum
1 in Advance.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF MILAM COUNTY
FARMERS* ALLIANCE. -
Member N. & T. R. P. A.
Gibbs on Isliof Railroad.
Southern Mercury. *4'
Gibbs oaid to our reporter: “I
never gloat over human misery, no
matter how much it is deserved,
yet 1 cannot but smile at the kick-
ing and squealing of those farmers
and merchants who have been
knocked out by the high railroad,
rates. There will never be any
reasonable freight rates in Texas,
with or without a railroad commis-
■ The People's party—God bless
its memory and its good works,
and confound iUi despoilers and
enemies—is loaded down with free
silver, with fusion, with office-
seekers, with democrats in dis-
guise and with republicans in dis-
guise, tiR If resemble* the Spanish
navy more than anything else, we
ea» just now iikea it to,
Here is a pungent truth briefly
told: The great herds of mankind
have been educated to starve fight-
ing each other, rather tbaii co-op-
erate, helping each other, ana live
in peace, plenty and happiness.-
Ex. .;: •. ■
When you go to Otuyeron to attend
court you will find the Hotel Oriental
a good place to slop at. It la a dollar
a day house t»ut you can got board by
the week lor 76 cents a day. Good fare
and polite attention. , 6-27-tf
A man or woman who
sion, until the state of Texas builds
and t wns or controls, by organic
law and charter grants, one or more
lines of railway from the Gulf
lied River. Our people will never
manufacture or even farm at
profit until this is done, and even
now ships not on the inside of a
deal with the railroads, keep out
of Texas portb. It won’t be long
before the corporations will have
democratic speakers out crying
that poverty is to he endured rath-
er than be cured is a false teacher.
We do not beliove that poverty is
/e do not believe that poverty is
a divine institution or that it was
ever founded or sanctioned by
just God. Poverty is the result of
ignorance—ignorance of rnen as to
their natural rights. When the
human family once recognize that
and expansion, when
they are not worth the passing at
tention of Texas, compared with
this freight to the gulf and hack.
“Texas is as large as England
but the majority of her people are
on their bellies to the corporations
in the east and have been playing
the crawling act so long that they
have worn out their eastern draw-
ers and shirtB. The republican
party gave us the deep water at
Galveston; promises to giVfTus the
Nicaragua canal, and may declare
for a Texas Relief railroad. If it
does these things and passes the
poverty in fc-S* -jftS* ^Th
unnatural—a monster crime Against
society—the crumbs of charity nor
the premise of a harp in heaven
will hardly restrain them from de-
manding and having their natural
rights recognized. — Minneapolis
In the main it is composed of
good and true men—some in the
“fusion” ranks and some in the
middle-of-the-road ranks—but it
is torn and distracted by dissen-
tions and misunderstanding.
Let us imagine a national con-
vention of one thousand represen-
tative populists in session to-day
It would be a perfect bedlam,
would be a peafect uproar of crimt
inations and recriminations,
would be a hurricane of antagon-
isms, a cyclone of epithets, a. tor-
nado of abuse and vilification.
There would be no more show for
harmony than for an old fashioned
prayer meeting in hades. Not fif-
ty men in the whole crowd could
agree on any two propositions t^bat
could be presented. "
Will a year make things any
better# And yet .in the. fifteen
months it will be time to open the
campaign of 49Q(!t,.
Is there any time to lose?
Is there any hope except in re-
organisation from top to bottom?
What say you?—Norton’s Month-
FROM 8AN ANGXLO. ■/
Dec. 28, 1)898.
Editor Messences, /
Dear Sir:—I will Write you
few items, as I never see any news
from the stock country.
Xmas has been a very lively
one this time; lots of entertain-
ments of all denominations.
Grass is very good and Stuck is
in fine condition f~~ iim* nt
Our fairs at San Angelo and Mid-
land were quite a success; more
meet me at
He Keeps the Celebrated l t f
ZL.........Z- -r*._ ■' V_1
people on the ground at the Mid-
The Best and Coldest Beer Always on Tap 1
fair than >vas ever known be-
fore. The best roping ever done
in 27 4-5 seconds was good indeed.
We are sorry to read of so much
sickness in Cameron and other
points in Milam county. Wehav
seven.severe cases of small-pox in
San Angelo. El Paso has two hun-
dred cases of small-pox. It seems
to be spreading on the border of
Mexico and Texas.
We learn that L. P. Rucker and
several other San Angelo boys will
return from New Mexico to spend
the rest of the winter in a warmer
.Wishing the Messenger a suc-
cessful New Year, I will close for-
this time. --,
» II. Lockwood requests all parties ow-
ing him notes and accounts, past due,
to come and make settlement at
Cnee. • - -____________; :_________...________ .... . tf
The plutocrats .laughed at the
pooplo who object to high taxes,
except in negro localities.
;The musses have become used
to political extravagance and steal-
ing, and don’t figure on anything
else and are never surprised at it,
bdPt Jthoy want the poetical party
that does these things- to make
such industrial conditions as will
enable the mud-sillers to live and
stand the stealing also. The dem-
ocrats in Texas say that there can
he po third party, and yet they
don’t propose to relieve the peo
How to Look Good.
Good looks are really more than Bkiu
deep, depending —-■**—*----
idition of all
entirely on a healthy
condition of all tne vital organs. If
tiro liver is inactive, you have a bilious
look; if your stomach Is disordered, you
haye adinpeptie. loon; 11 your kidneys
are affected, you have a pinched look.
Secure good health and you will surely
have good looks. ^Electric Bitters” is a'
good Alterative and Tonic. Acts direct-
ly on the stomach, liver and kidpeys,
urifles the blood, cures pimples,
lotches and boilH, and- gives A good
complexion. Every bottle guaranteed.
Bold at Geo. W. Wallis Hlfug store.
; ■ .__________ Notice.
Mr. G. L. Tanner, who has been do-
ing the job work at the Messenger
office for the last ten months has sev-
ered hie connection with this office;
therefore, our friends, who wish their
work done at the Messenger office will
please sdud in their job woik, or call
and get our prices, or send for us to
give you estimates at your place of
business. We want your job work at
greatly reduced prices, tf
One Caie on the Holtaolaw Farm Six Miles
Monday morning, Robert E. Wih
Hants was out on his lease on the
Ilolfzclaw tract six miles from Rock-
dale on the Davilla road and found one
of his tenant*, Limes Davis, sick with
Mr. Williams came in and reported
to Dr. Kennard, who telephoned to Dr.
Greer at Cameron. Dr. Greer went out
to the negro’s home and found a well
developed case. He had the patient'
and three other men and boys who bid
be«m exposed taken to Cameron and
placed under guard. Tuesday two of
them broke out with small-pox, so Mr.
Williams informed the writer Wednes-
There were twb negro women at Jim
Davis’ house, who left there Monday
morning and came to Rockdale, and
boarded the south-bound train for Gid-
Dr. Kennard telegraphed the city
authorities at GiddingB, warning them
of their danger of the infectious dis-*
were famous years ago—their fame
grows every ye*
most to be relied
ear—as the seeds
on—as always J
by leading i
ana always worth It.
having them. £
no rlslt — buy Kerry’
1809 Seed Annual la free,
U. M. FKHIIY ACl
k Insist oi
toPKSS jg™* >>.v creating more of- W. WaUi.HTruN .,ore. *.
and iinporinl monopolies. These
people have the popular politicians
of both parties as big stock hold-
ers. The poor people, for a job
or a little money, wilLvoto us they*
arc told; or even-shoot their own
llosh and blood. They are igno-
rant and many of them would
rather hire to plutocracy to vote
and shoot, than to think or work
to remedy existing evils.—South-
ANOTHER CASE OF TETTER.
>y, Texas, May 0, 1H9U.—1 have used the
mmcrmnn Llulinciit three years,
for iimuy tilings and have always fouud It to
the very best. My daughter hud suffered
ill tetter for a number of years, uud had tried
a number’ of prescriptions without benefit. Two
applications of the Zimmerman LIulmeut effec-
to I a permunuit cure. -,n“ Pu,, ,,*a
For sale by Will Clark.
An Enterprising Druggist.
There are few men more wide awake
and enterprising than Geo. W. Wntlls,
who spare no paitiB to secure the best
of everything In their lino for their
many customers. They now have the
valuable agency for Dr. King’s New
Discovery for consumption, Coughs
and colds. This is the wonderful rem-
edy that Is producing such n furor all
over the country by its many startling
cures. It absolutely cures Asthma,,
Bronchitis, lloarsnoss and all affections
of the Throat, Chest and Lungs. Cull
nt. above drug store and get a trial bot-
8:*v - ■
tie free or a regular size for.50o/n»d Jll.
Guaranteed to cure or priee refunded.
You may think that people‘can-
not ho mn^lo rich by law. There
are some peoplo whom you are
pleased to calf1 shrewd and wise
who don’t share your opinions.
They are always present,with men
and* money, to have certain laws
passed, and are willing to pay for
thorn to get them. Do you think
those follows make no money by
the law? Laborers are far too ig-
norant to see the character of laws
that would benefit thorn. Capital-
ists study the situation, find how a
law would operate in their favor,
and then go after it with -the votes
of the fools who will be skinned by
too law.—Appeal to Reason.
Tlio people’s party, if it sees fit,
may adopt a new name, but for the
present all reforniers should ad-
here strictly to the people’s party.
There may be need of reorganiza-
tion and there may not. Reform-
ers cannot afford to spend much
time contending for the possession
of a name. Resides if a few hun-
dred thousand men other than
popujists, who have tired/of both
parties should propose the forma-
tion of a new party on the princi-
ples of tho Omaha platform, popu-
lists would not offer technical ob-
jections. But tho work now in
hand is to reorganize the people’s
party into clubs preparatory to
taking a vote of tho rank and file
to decide who shall be the party’s
standard bearer in 1900. and
Other important questions that
may come up,—Missouri World.
Our Love Letter.
Houston, Tex., Jau. 2, 1899.
Mr. W. M. Ferguson, Rockdale, Tex.
Dear Sir:—Enclosed And one dollar
for which please continue to send the
Messenger. I always enjoy reading
tile old Messenger, and cau put more
confidence in your paper than most
others. I am for the reformation of the
8o wishing you a happy and prosper
ous New Year, I will close.
W. B. Meek.
From January 1st., we will sell Gro*
ceries strictly for cash for two months
at a very low price, which will enable
all who wish to lay in a large supply
the first of the year to get their goods
at a bargain; big discounts will be giv-
en on good size bills.
Thanking all our customers for their
liberal palronage the past year, we
wish you all a happy ani prosperous
2Uz Smith & Castleukrry.
The more wo realize the vast
possibilities of human welfare
which science has given us, the
more we must recognize our total
failure to make any adequate use
of them. With ample power to
supply to the fullest extent neces-
saries, comforts and even luxuries
for, all, and at the same time allow
ample leisure for intellectual pleas-
ures and--esthetic, enjoyments, we.
have yet so sinfully mismanaged
our social economy as to give un-
precidented and injurious luxury
to the few, while millions are com-
pelled to suffer a life long defic-
ency of the barest necessaries for a
healthy existence. Instead of de-
voting the higest powers of our
greatest men to remedy these evils
we see the governments of the
most advanced nations arming
their people to the teeth, and ex-
pending much of their wealth and
all the resources of their science in
preparation for the destruction of
life, of property and of happiness.
—Prof. Alfrec Russell Wallace.
- New Real Estate Agency.
Any one desiring to buy or sell any
thing, and will put their wants in our
hands, will find a buyer or seller.
W. M. Ferouson,
L. H. Porter.
J J£ouse and S^3n
'Qainter and 'Rapor
Agent for Wall Paper Mills. Will
sell paper at lc per .roll.. Over
500 samples of the latest designs
and shades on hand: All work
guaranteed. Orders from town
and country solicited. .
Shop Opposite citp Rail.
Legal blanks for sale at this office.
When you aro in need of a flue arti-
cle of whisky, brandy, wine or any
kind of liquors for medicine, remember
the old reliable whisky mati;^John G.
One bay mare, 1 years old, 15 hands
high, brand Invisible, medium size,
bad bell on, wire cut on right fore foot
and left side of neck close to shoulder.
One bay pony, about 13 hands high,
10 years old, three white foot, branded
A lr E on left shoulder.
I will pay $5.00 fo,r their delivery tp
me in-Uoekdale. Said anilines disap-
peared December 13,4808.
1 19* T. ,1.. Cay wood.
li’lv: ■ 4
Found tlvo Wagon Shoot.
Tuesday, Dec. *27. Brother E. Snodr
grass called at. the Messenger office and
paiil for two yoaiH on his paper, and
told us about losing a wagon shoot the
day before, near Oonolv school house,
mid we mentioned it in our personal
columns.- Mondayr this we6k, Brother
■ Boyd Couoly brought the wagon,sheet
to the Messenger olllce; said he found
it In the road near Mrs. brown's, this
side of the school hOTTSC. This show's
what a mention, -in the Messenger, of
anything lost will do. The Messenger
finds mostevery thing.
v* liCrmin* In till* ftlnie lo manuKc our I'tisl-
iu'»* lu tliclr owu sml ucarby countic*. lit*
mnliilv oJIUhj work iHunluctod lit Uoiuc. Salary
Htralunt #iH*o a year ami cxpenac*—deffuth'. bo-
unfldc. no more, no lc*s atlary. Monthly,$7.\
Under the capitalistic system of
production there is a natural ten-
dency to lower the rate of wages.
Population runs ahead of the de-
mand for labor, and the effect of
two men bidding for ono job, as is
the case now universally, is to , fix
thu rate of wages allliii UQ&Lof liy_-
Brother T. W. Felton of San Gabriel
was in town Monday and celebrated,
his 66th birthday by paying for three
years subscription to the Messenger.
Brother Felton said when he got fair
prices for lus farm products he made it
a point to pay everything he owed on
or before his birthday, the 2nd of Jan-
uary, but be, i\ke most farmers, is
getting so little for bis produce, it is
hard to make ends meet. We sug-
gested to Brother Felton that lie should
have stayed at home on his birthday
ami eat turkey. But his oldest daugh-
ter, whose birthday was on New Year,
had feasted him ou turkey the day be-
Remembor the Messenger.
We trust our readers who know they
are behind on subscription will remem-
ber the Messonger when they begin to
sell their cotton. Many are owing 6ne
and two years and we have waited iD
hope of being paid when the people
gathered their crops and now beg those
who are behind tb remember their ob-
ligation to their paper. *
Editor Messenger:—As I have
never seen anything from this
place I will drop you a few lines.
Xmas is over and everybody
seemed to enjoy themselves. The
young people enjpyed an enter-
tain ment at Mr. and Mrs. Doby’s.
We notice Prof. Shurtleff of Yar-
relton. I think he likes to lean
Jim Arret of San Saba county is
visiting his grand-father, J. P.,
Our school is progressing fine
under the management of Miss
Terrell of Cameron."
The health of the community is
Everybody is beginning to farm,
some by the same old style—too
much cotton. The landlords forc-
ing the renters to plant so much
cotton is one cause of the country^
being in its present condition*
The Messenger office is prepared to
do all kinds of job printing and will uo
it as good and as cheap as any office
any where. Don’t send your job worlf
away from home. Tell us what you
will pay and we are here to do it.
Remember we want vour work. tf ’
. The attorney general of Kentucky
is now engaged ip a catch-as-catch-can
wrestle with tho street car, electric
light, and water companies of the state,
ou account of the failure of-these cor-
poration to pay state taxes.
ing. Under socialism the present
system would be reversed. There
would bo an equivalent return to
the laborer of what ho produced,
and as population increased, his
share of the joint product of Socie-
ty would bo greater.*—Social Econ-
No More Rheumatism
It Had Troubled for Years, but
Hood’s Cured It
Kvlbnaici'ii. KuoLmo n*|f mKlrvaxoil atompott
envelope, .Uorta'l K. tlo**. Frost., Dept M, CIU-
Stronger and Better In Every Way-
Gained In Weight.
“I have been afflicted with a disease of
the lungs, amt my constitution has not
boon strong for many years. Soveral
years ago 1 was taken with rheunjatism in
my loft hip. It was not acuto, but very
troublesome, making it difficult for me to
walk. My physician* told ine my blood
was In a bad cbnditlon and that I needed
a blood purifier. I bought three bottles
of Hood’s Barsapartlla and when I had
taken tho first bottle I was greatly ben-
efited. I took the second and third bot-
tles and found that I had no more rheu-
mat-lain. I gained five pounds in weight
■nd was much stronger than before tak-
ing Hood’s Sarsaparilla.” J. B. BOXB-
man. Armour, Texas. Remember
fore, and he could not live on turkey
altogether, so came to town on his
birthday to get some things and settle
up as near as he could. Brother Felton
is 66 years old, but looks 10 years
Blanks of all Kinds.
Thp Messenger office will in.the fu-
ture keep a stock of blank deeds,
mortgages, releases, vendor lieu Dotes,
cattlemen’s bills of sale, &o., for retail,
and will furnish merchants their
blanks ns cheap as they can get them
anywhere. We can get* anything want-
ed on short notice it not ou baud, tf
him a fortune.
The publication of two deaths from
drinking buttermilk looks like an at-
tempt to make a holiday boom in oth-
r aorta of drinks.
Is the best—In fact tho Ono True Blood rurlfler.
Sold by all druggists, ft; stx far
Hood’s puis :assss£
It is a delusion, anyhow, for a
man to think that he can own any-
thing independent of his fellows.
Let us illustrate: Some talented
man writes a book
novel. It brings
The dumb world admires and says:
What a fortune he has! It is hie.
He oWes no one but himself. Let
us see. Who nursed bini when a
baby? Who clothed and cared for
him when a boy? Who wrote the
books he studied at ebhool? Who
built the school houses or colleges
where he was educated? Who
taught him at school or college?
Who taught his teachers? Who
taught the people to read who
bought his books? Above all, who
gave him his talent, his power to
write and think And reason? Man
independent! What a delusion!
He owes all to society.—Rev. D.
Oglesby, Ricjhville, Illinois.
Bring your produce to J. C. Valen-
tine at J. C. Arnold’s and get the high-
est market price, either cash or trade,
Good Mule for Sale.
A good young medium„size mule for
sale. Inquire of* W. M. Ferguson, tf
Our young friend, B. F. Allen of the
Hanover neighborhood was in Rock-
dalo Tuesday and paid the Messenger
office a pleasant visit. He seemed to
be the happiest young man wei had
seen this year and we pumped a Lint
from him of the cause of his seeming
bliss. He had been to Cameron the
day before and got legal authority tp
wed the girl of his choice, Mias Annie
Black, aud they were to be married
Wednesday. The Messenger-desires to
congratulate these happy young people
and hopes their married life may be
a joyous one.
Hobson will have to confine hip kiss-
ing to the waves of the Pacific fpr sev-
eral weeks, unless there are kissing fe-
males on the steamer that is carrying
him to Hong Kong.
Here'e a Chance to Get Your Wood.
I will give all the wood on from two
to five acres of land in my pasture, one
mile from town, for the grubbing of it.
You can get 20 to 30 wagon loads oil of
an acre; any one wanting wood for the
grubbing and cleaning up of the land,
call ofi W. M. Fergurson.
Dr. W. E. Williams had a fine graded
cow to bring twin calves Wednesday
morning—a male and a female. The
male did not live until the doctor dis-
covered tlie^production. The female
was liyiug and doing well.
If the Nicaragua canal committee of
.be Senate succeed in exposing any lob-
byists, it will be more than any other
Congressional committee has done for
The United States government com-
mission reports that the Nicaragua
canal can be built for $135,000,000—
much less than, it cost to fight the
Caveats, and Trade-Marks obtained and all Pat-i >
lent business conducted for Moderate Fees. 1 '
OrricE is opposite U.6. Patent Office
latent in less time than those
i remote from Washingto:
f Send model, drawing c
lodel, drawing or photo., with descrip-
e advise, if patentable or pot, free of
Ourjfee not que till patent is secured.
w to Obtain Patents,” wil
U. S. and foreign counlrii
i sent free.
Opp. Patent Office, Washington, D. C.
JNO. M. PIPES
Jewelry, Pianos and Organs
AGENT FOR V
The Celebrated Esty Pianos and
Organs, Bramboch ’ and NOwton
Pianos, and others.
WRITE FOR TERMS AND PRICES.
We will not be under-
sold. It will pay you to
see onr Great Stock of
Goods before yon purchase
IN MIND AND CALL
W. \\ Brand),
ik & Horseshoeing done to order
and in fkst-class style.
Don’t hold your job* work for any
other fellow, but bring it to the Messen-
ger office. We will, do it as cheap, or
cheaper, and guarantee satisfaction.
Our guarantee means something.
“La Grippe,” in the yellow journals,
is much worse than the worst attacks
of the complaint itself.
-work and Repair
tools and good
The old reliable horse-shoer,
is with me. Shop at the hid
P. W.Lear stand at the rear of
Clark’s hardware store.
McCawley & Williams are sole agents
for E. H. Chase Barley Malt whiskey.tf
so that all tlio hair came out, and itched so
bad. he made it bleed by scratching it. I rot
A cake 6f Cuticura Soap and a box of Cuti—
oura (ointment). I applied the Ccticura
and put a thin cap on hia head, and before /
aero used half a box it icat entirety cured, aud
bis hair commenced to grow out nicely.
Feb. a»,’9S. Mrt. H. P. HOLMES, Ashland, Or.
Prof. G. M. Ryan, the good looking
principal of the public school, returned
from Mississippi Sunday, having had a
greatly enjoyable trip to his old home.
McCawley A Williams are sole agents
for E. H. Chase Bartey Malt whiskey.tf
know UtM i
moat torturing, i___
witliloMofhur, mod nottonm _
8LB*rfor Skis-Tokti >■■> fUsuuand
Motbiu in n warm b*ih with CcTtci ** 8o*r, and a
■notnttnt with Ctrricn**. tmnUM of akin cum.
Dr. Phillips of the Kolb settlement
visited his old home in Mississippi dur-
ing the holidays and took his little boy
with him. O. K. and the doctor went
When you want whiskey for tnedicin-
al purposes go to McCawley A Wil-
, If an officer is disabled he will
receive a pension to keep him and .
his family for the rest of his Jife. X
The disabled private will receive a
pension of from 84 to $12 per
month after paying a pension at-
torney an amount equal to one or
two years’ pension, waiting one to
ten years for an investigation. The
private who^ returns without being
disabled can join the industrial
army and toil the rest of his life
to produce wealth for those who
have kindly loaned the govern-
ment money with which to carry
on the war.—Indianapolis Union.
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