Rockdale Messenger. (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 27, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 1, 1900 Page: 4 of 10
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THE MESSENGER: * ROCKDALE, TEXAS, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 1, >900 TEN PAGES.
By FERGUSON & TANNER.
W. M. FERGUSON. Editor.
Subscription, $1.00 Per Annum
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF MILAM COUNTY
N. & T. R. P. A.
FOR COUNTY ATTORNEY.
We are authorized to aunounce ;tlio name
' L. C. MeBRIDE
ms a candidate for County Attorney of Milam
>Ject to the action of the Dem
He will appreciate your vote
county, subject to the action
of the Democratic
FOR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE-
We are authorized to announce to the voters
of Precinct No. 4, that'
R. W. H. KEN NON
Is a candidate for the ofllce of Justice of the
Peace, subjects to the action of the Democratic
primaries. He asks your support.
E. B. PHILLIPS
Is a candidate for Justice of the Peace, subject
to the action of the Democratic primaries. Hu
will appreciate your vote.
After many solicitations from the voters of
Beat S to run foi Justice of the Peace. I hereby
Heat ft to run roi Justice or tnc fence, i Here
annouuce myself for the ollioo subject to the i
tlon ol the Democratic Prlniaries.
Geo. 8. Graves.
FOR CITY MARSHAL.
We are authorized to aunouuce the name of
J. II. BONDS
as a candidate for City Marshal of Rockdale.
Voters are requested to consider, the merits of
G. M. DAWKINS,
candidate /or City Marshal of Rockdale, Texas.
Dallas and Fort Worth are to
De connected oy an electric rail-
way, and trains will run between J. B. Gilliland.
Saturday in response to a call of
Chairmain J. D. Shelton, the pop-
ulists met in the City Hall in coun-
ty convention for the purpose of
electing delegates to the congress-
ional convention, which is to meet
in Waco, Saturday, February 3,
1900, to elect delegates to the na-
tional convention. There were
only about three preoincts repre-
sented. After an informal ex-
change of views on questions per-
taining to party management, a
letter was read from Harry Tracy
addressed to Milton Park, editor
of the Southern Mercury, which
appears in this issue of the Mes-
senger. After some explanations
the following resolution was offer-
ed, discussed and adopted :
Resolved, that this convention
send delegates to the congression-
al convention instructed to send
delegates to the national conven-
tion instructed to vote for no man
for nomination for president or
vice president who is cot a middle-
The following delegates were
J. M. Alexander, W. Hi Clark,
B. F. Williams, W. P. Henry, S,
A. Brinkley, J. M. Lankford, J.
M. Randolph, R. W. Cage, W. J.
Clymore, Joe A. Kirkman, W. W.
King, T. J. Eiland, J. H. Lewis,
W.A. Nabours, O. L. Moody,R. A.
Foster,J. D.Shelten,A. B. Boulter,
S. D. Guthrie, W. M. Ferguson,
R. S. Murff, J. A. Lincoln, Geo-
Lewie, A. 0. Williamson. W. R.
Dennis, A. H. Conoley, A. S. Rus-
sell, W. S. Riddle, W. A. Walston
F. M. Adams, B. C; Barrett and
A resolution prevailed requesting
the chairman to call a mass meet-
ing of the populists of Milam coun-
ty to nfeet in Cameron not later
than the last of February to dis-
cuss county and beat nominations
and decide whether they desire
county nominations or not, and
that the populists of each neigh-
borhood get together at their
school houses and organize and
send delegates to said mass meet-
ing instructed as to their wishes
in the matter.
The convention then adjourned
the two cities every hour. Texas
is slowly but surely forging to the
The man who denounces Cy-
clone Davis, Harry Tracy, or any
other member of the State Ex-
ecutive Committee, is in our judg-
ment, denouncing his superiors in
patriot Km, loyalty to populists
principles and self-sacrificing work-
Committee was appointed to se-
cure reduced rates on railroads
consisting of J. M. Alexander,-J.
D. Shelton and W. M. Ferguson.
The question of county and beat
nomination was brought up and a
motion was offered that the popu-
lists of Milam county do not make
nominations. The motion was dis-
cussed until the mover and his
second and many others left the
hall and it was then voted down.
A MANLY APPEAL.
The Cameron Inquirer, started
some months ago by Bland, Keith
& Terral, has been doing some
evoluting of late. First, Mr. Bland
severed his connection with the
paper and returned to his more
profitable interest, the Granger
Times. Now comes the retire-
ment of Judge E. Y. TerraJ. He
frankly states that the enterprise
has been a financial failure, which
speaks but poorly of Cameron’s
Mr. Paul Keith has purchased
the entire plant, and in a manly,
business like manner, asks for the
patronage of all who believe it to
their interest to patronize him.
Very different from former journ-
alistic attempts in Cameron, Mr.
Keith rises above the smiling do-
with-me-as-you-will patronage beg-
gar, and says he has staked his
tjll upon the success of the In-
quirer, and asks the public patron-
age as would any other business
man. If he don’t get it on such a
platform, the people of Cameron
just simply don’t' want any other
paper than the Herald. ~ --
'.Actions of Just
The fragrance of life is
vigor find strength, neither of
which can Be found in a per-
son whose blood is impure,
and whose every breath
speaks of internal troubles.
Hood's Sarsaparilla purifies,
vitalizes and enriches the
blood, gives a good appetite
and makes the weak strong.
Run Down —44 My husband was run
down tn health and alt tired out. Those
excellent medicines. Hood's Pills and Sarsa-
parilla, built him up again." Mrs. H. L.
Mowry, Towanda, Pa.
Mowry, lowanda, ra.
PllU Care liver Ills; tlie non-irritating-and
only cathartic to take with Hood'i 8ar»aparlllW!
We ask our readers to read the
letter of Harry Tracy and then the
address of J. H. (Cyclone) iiavis,
and then consider the bitter de-
nunciation of Milton Park, of the
state committee. Milton Park was
once the leading man among the
Reform Press hoys; to-day if a
single reform paper is backing him
in his fight on the state commit-
tee, we can’t find it among our ex-
changes. Cyclone Davis rffid Har-
ry Tracy have made thousands of
speeches in Texas and many other
states in the interests of the Peo-
ple’s party and have never failed
to advocate every principle enun-
ciated in the Omaha, platform,
Now Milton Park wanfF the popu-
ulists of Texas.„to believe these
noble fighters are trying to sell
them. As Milton Park was the
only Texan at the Omaha meeting
in June, 1898, who bolted the com-
promise, and he never let it be
known to the Texas delegation un-
til they saw it in the daily papers
while on the train coming, home,
the question might" be asked, how
much he got from the millionaire
Wharton Barker of Philadelphia,
Pa., for going off with him in the
call for the Cincinnati, Ohio, con-
vention which met September the
A Good Platform.
The Reporter reiterates the state-
ment previously published in
these columns, that it will not sup-
port any candidate tor ollice who
is not in favor of patronizing home
institutions and industries. II any
prospective 'cabduTare"Ts" In tnTnr
ol sending the—county’s money to
St. Louis, Chicago or other cities
for any work or material that can
be purchased or produced equally
as cheap in Milaui county, we will
try and tell the voters all about it.
If the papers of the county fall in
linn (Rio TirflPt.lPft f!ll M
line, this “peculiar” practice cun
t>e broken up —Rockdale Reporter
That is a good plattonn lor Wil-
liamson as well as Milam county,
and the Sun stands strictly on it.
If its county contemporaries will
do likewise, the county printing
will not again be sent off to enrich
an outside concern which contrib-
utes nothing to - our revenues..
What say the county press?”—Sun
ivhake, Bro. Roche, the Sentinel
stands with you on that platform
as far as it goes, provided that
when the season for threshing per-
simmons shall have arrived, we
are not, on account of our politics,
denied the right to make a bid. All
public printing should be let to
the lowest bidder. But we do
think the bidding should be con-
fined to the county in which the
work is to be done.—People’s Sen-
To all of which the Messenger
says, amen !
I make the treatment of Cancer a
specialty. I guarantee over ninety per
cent of'cures of all external Cancers
treated prior to last stage.
Three per cent of cures is all that the
surgeon can cure by the use of the
knife. I don’t use the kmkii. My rem-
edy has long been in use and is as near
an infallible cure for cancer as it iB pos-
sible for the science o4 medicine to be
infallible for auy disease. I have my
tiist failure to record. I have had 18
years experience in the general practice
of medicine. Reference® on application.
Address. S. M Hubbard,
8-24 San Gabriel, Texas.
Goodness; honesty ami value, shows
in the BUCKSKIN BREECHES; doesn’t
matter if you wear the strongest kind
of critical spitlachs, you can’t discover
a loose button, a weak seam, or a rip-
able corner or pocket. They wear long-
er and fit better than any other Pants
on earth. We guarantee this. Look
for warranty in pocket.
For Sale At a Bargain
Sir Newton, a registered Jersey bull.
Cati be had at a bargain
W. M. Ferguson.
The next best thing to a nice home
of your own is a pleasant boarding
house. Tlie New Home Hotel offers
the best accommodations to transient
and relinlar guests of any $1.00 house
in TexuB. All modern conveniences
that are necessary to make a first-class
hotel will be found here.
3rd, 1898, where he (Wharton
Barker) was nominated for presi-
dent by a small majority of a email
delegation from nine states only,
not a man from Texas being there.
Wanted—Honest man or woman to
travel for large house; salary $0') month
ly and expenses, with increase; posi-
tion permanent; inclose self-addressed
stamped envelope. Manager, 330 Cax-
ton bldg., Chicago, 1-4
Pure California wines at Klondike
The household remedy is Hunt's
Lightning Oil. All aches and pains
quickly relieved. Satisfaction or money
refunded. Geo. W. Wallis.
Eureka Harness Oil Is the best
preservative of n
and the best renc
leather. It. oils, softens, black-
ens and- protects.
Sizes from hu
Sold eveiywhereln cans—all
m hulf pints to live gallons.
Made by STANIUIUI OIL CO.
Palestine drops the only guaranteed
remedy rtn earth that will cuie or no pay
dyspepsia, indigestion, chronic consti-
pation, cramp colic, siek and1 nervous
headache and all stomache trouble. 50c
For sale by W. I. Clark.
1 18 lyr
Do You Owe Me.
If you do, this is a gentle reminder
that it is time to Bettlo up. I need
money badly, ah cl "
it takes money to
run my shop, so call on me and lets
square up so that I may be able to do
your blacksmithiug and wood work in
the future as in the past. Yours for
tf Rockdale, Texas.
The Ferguson corner keeps up its
reputation as the price maker on first-
CURED with vegetable
called hopeless. In tea
least two-third14 of all symptoms remo-
il'i »nd TEN PATS treatment fre
DX. H. H. USEES'8 SOUS. Box K. Atlanta. G;
We quote below a few seasonable goods. See if there
is not something you need. - Compare the prices with
what you pay elsewhere. We have a $50,000 stock on
hand and are ready at all times to quote prices for
comparison. Here's the price. That’s What you want.
We are not going to waste much space in this list try- fL_
ing to explain why prides have advanced. One thing is
certain; it is a fact-Prices are going up, so the best
thing you can do is to save what you can by picking up X
the bargains we offer you here. .
Don’t Let a Good
Thing Pass you.
is what we cTmrgeYor 9 inch genuine
JOHN 1 >EKlt plows wi;h exup point.
Blue Kelly Plows.
Oliver Chilled Plows.
All Plows Furnished With Extra Points.
we charge forour “Boss" plow,
Bteel points, mould board and landuide.
Kelly Plow Points.
Oliver Chilled Piow Points.
Avery Flow Points.
John Peer Plow Points.
Hame simps, full lerght,
Best ha me si raps
Luck collars, all sizes 35c.
10 oz. duck back, leather front, (iOc.
Split and duck collars, < xira lv avy,
brass sewed 75c.
Our “A No. 1" solid leather col
lar, brass sewed, guaranteed to hoi 1
harnett, at $1.00.
—If you can do as well any where-—
No. 49. Hard rood handle, male-
able steel body 40?.
No. H2. Extra fine claw hatchet.
We recommend, at ' (JOe.
$1.00 carpenter's shingling hatch-
et at fiUT
No. 933. "Signal." High grade
30 hour, 4 inch dial guaranteed, each vv
in wo >d hnx. Price 75,.
.Mantle v locks.
else, don't come here. We ask for
your business only because we know
we save you inonfey. Our “Leader"
Horse collar at $1.25, is 1 .nr bestsel
ler. Loo;, at it next tii
Better collars at $1.50, $1.75 and $2.( 0.
1111.. you eotue
Kelly Ijind Slides
Best 3 Loop Hames
Hetny Traces, full length,
Best plough-hoy backhand, com-
plete, with hooks 20 j.
Good blind bridles at
Belter grade at
Extra In avy blind bridles at
Same without, blinds.
Our "Leader” blind bridle, our
best seller, is 90c.
Same without blinds
Heaviest bridle 114 inch, heave
• We’d like to have your bridle bus-
iness. and are ready t>. make the
price to get it.
We sell Wash pots at last year’s price.
All peits full size and the pric -8 the
10 gallon $1.25.
1- " 1.50.
15 ‘‘ 1.75.
I8 ‘ 2.00,
20 “ 2.25.
25 “ 2.50.
When standard docks of world wide
repute can be bought for prices ruch as
these, it is not wise to buy any but stand-
art 1 clocks.
This is one of our successes, the “Al-
ways Ready’ cobbler set, costs you just
75c complete in box, with hinged cover.
Contains iron stand for lasts, 1 each,
men’s, women’s and ouiliiren’s lasts,
shoe hammer, shoe knife, peg awl and
handle, halts, wrench for peg awl, sew
ing awl and handle, stapling awl and
handle, package each clinch and heel
nails. All tnis for tlie sum of 75c, and
you can repair your shoes at home and
save 4 to 5 dollars a year.
This 8 tlay cl- cc, s1 likes every half
hour, Anson in nmn m„,,t n/liahed
varnished vend t-ases, 22 ’ ‘ °
(5 inch dials. lVivo
Best grade stove pipe per joint 10c.
Full length black snake whip 55c.
We want your business.
No. 42. This carpenter’s hammer,
full nickeled 25c.
No. 43. No. 1 steel, bell face 40c.
” 46. Magnetic tack hammer,
0 inch wrought steel
wrench, hardwood handle
8 inch same ns above
10 .. .. e o
Plete only $2.90. fail j on do\hat’any w he^elie T " ’ U'r U'» l,lL‘ tet
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Ferguson, W. M. Rockdale Messenger. (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 27, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 1, 1900, newspaper, February 1, 1900; Rockdale, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth693753/m1/4/: accessed January 17, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library.