Rockdale Messenger. (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 28, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 10, 1900 Page: 3 of 8

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McKinley Plums.
Here are eome of the salaries
that will be paid to the officers in
Porto Rico. There is another
long list of employes whose salaries
are not yet fixed, but theses are
enough for one dose, and to show
by sample the quality of the whole
assortment. For God’s sake look
at this record and then weep or
curse over the degeneracy of the
times. We copy the figures from
the Nebraska Independent:
Governor.............. $9,000
Secretary.....................‘...4 000
Attorney general............ 4,000
Commissioner of the interior.'.. .4,000
Commissioner of education._____8,000
Chief justice of supreme court.. .*.5,000
Associate justice..................4,500
United States marshal............3,000
United States district attorney____4,000
United States district judge.......5,000
District marshal..................3,600
Collector of customs..............3,000
Collector of internal revenue......3,000
Commissioner to United States. .6,000
Commissioner to revise laws (3).. .5,000
Porto Rico has 900,000 starving,
people, Nebraska has 1,250,000
prosperous people. Yet the gov-
ernor of Porto Rico will get nearly
four times as large a salary as the
governor of Nebraska. The other
state officers and judges will get
twice as much in that, improvised
island as they do in this rich and
fertile commonwealth. It is an
outrage. How do you laboring
men working at $1.25 a day like
the idea of paying the governor of
a one-horse territory $9,000 a year?
How do you farmers who work
hard from sun to sun,4,nd consid-
er yourselves fortunate if you can
clear $300 a year, like the idea of
some jackleg lawyer or shifty poli-
tician getting $30 a day for doing
nothing except to parade in fuss
and feathers and put on lots of
style? This thing is equally bad
whether the United States treasury
is looted to pay these salaries or
the miserable people of Porto Rico
are plundered for that purpose.
In the first year of the present
century. Thomas Jefferson, one
of the, greatest men the world has
ever known, rode on horseback to
the seat of government, and with-
out show or ceremony took the
oath of office and quietly , entered
on his duties as president of the
United States. In the last year of
the Nineteenth century a Mr. Allen
—The Lord knowfc who he is and
perhaps he also knows where he
comes from—is made Governor of
Porto Rtco. He will go. there «c*
companied by an American fleet.
He will be inagurated with all the
pomp and circumstances of a Ro-
man pro consul going to take pos-
session of a’conquered province.
It is only a hundred years from the
republican eimplicity of Jefferson
to the regal display of imperialism
under McKinley.
Those poor starving natives of
the unfortune isle may enjoy this
imperial display, but most of them
would better enjoy a Uneeda bis-
cuit to stay the pains of craving
Oar Texas Editors
Hope, Ind., June 3, 1899.
My neighbors ask me what medicine
I took that helped me in such a short
time. I tell them I wrote to The Dr. J
H. McLean Medicine Co. for advice,
and following it took Dr. J. McLean's
Liver and Kidney Balm and Fillets.
These medicines gave me immediate
relief. G. W. Murphy.
For Bale by Geo. W. Wallis.
Ki-na Ki-na, the Tasteless Quinine
Tonic, 25c a bottle.
The Waco Times-Herald crowds
a whole sermon to the citizens of
W^co in one little paragraph. The
same paragraph is also good for
our citizens, or the citizens of any
other place:
The one thing to keep before
ourselves, fellow-citizens, is the
necessity for converting raw ma-
terial into the finished product.
Have we wheat? Make it into flour.
Have we cotton? Make it into cloth.
Haye we hogs? Start up a packery.
Have J we cows ? Get ready a
creamery. Ship these products
abroad. That will give us all em-
ployment. Factories will give ue
a greater Waco. '
McKinley ruled by Hanna,
j need not lose flesh in summer ,
Hanna is ruled by the shade of J if you use the proper means 4}
Tom Walker and the ghost of Walk- % to prevent it. You think £
er is ruled by the devil.—Cameron „„„ „_*a crmrc 3
>y the devil.—Caiperon
If such be thq case his satanic
ijaajesty will no doubt attempt to
convert the United States into hell
number two.
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Love for comptroller is develop-
ing remarkable strength and the
friends of Comptroller Finley rfre
beginning to become alarmed over
the situation.—Cameron Herald.
And why should the aforesaid
Love not be nominated? Mr. Fin-
ley has held the place as long as
any man should. “
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Kansas City’s convention hall
is growing like a mushroom. It is
to be hoped that when the conven-
tion meets the hall will not be a
“mush” room in good earnest—
Carmine Enterprise. t
No, it will be a full-fledged
“pie” room.
Piles are not only most painful, but
also very dangerous, as the inflamed
nodules are very apt to take on malig-
nant action and caneemf the reotum ds
produced. They should be cured Tab-
let’s Buckeye Pile Ointment will cure
the most obstinate cases. Price, 50
cents in bottles. Tubes, 75 centB. Geo.
W. Wallis.
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I you can’t take SCOTT'S 2
EMULSION in hot weather, J
| but you can take it and di- J
9 gest it as well in summer as £
in winter. It is not like the 5
pjain cod-liver oil, which Is J
J difficult to take at any time. $
9 If you are losing flesh, t
A Large Car Of
£ you are losing ground and
£ you need
* Sostt’s Emulsion 1
f: ; ..1’mu,i have it to keep up $
• If?
* your Kesh arid strength
$ y --U hove been taking it and J
v prospering on it, don’t fail to 5
continue until you are thor- ^
oughly strong and well.
Sue. and $i.oo, all druggists.
SCOTT & UOWNE, Chemists, New York.
The tools of production must be
owned by labor, and such a thing
as capital ownership must dissa-
pear.—Brenham Farmer’s Review.
Easier said'than done.
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Don’t let the industrial fever get
cool .until some enterprise is es-
tablished in our midist, and then
there will be no danger of a col-
lapse.—Navasota Patriot.
It’s “dun” cold in these parts.
Will somebody apply a hot iron?
The next best thing to a nice home
of your own is a pleasant boarding
house. The New Home Hotel offers
the best accommodations to transient
and refiular guests of any $1.00 house
in Texas. All modern conveniences
that are necessary to make a first-class
hotel will be found here.
’scscsPhone 82.*
There Is Ne Art..................
So commonly butchered as that of
Job Printing, lnadaquate facilities
and incompetent printers are respon-
sible for many a business man’s lack of
prestige with distant correspondents.
In this old world your letter head, like
your dress, is in a measure supposed* to
be an index of your social and financial
Texas could spare Minnesota
sufficient water to put out all her
forest fires and have left more than
enough for all present needs.—
Belton Journal-Reporter.
Yes and even the children of
his satantic majesty might quench
their thirst for a whole month and
still we would have water to spare.
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The people of this country are
thinking along political lines as
never before. The day is at hand
when there will be a shaking of
the dry bones*- and partisanship
will fly away to be known no more.
—Cleburne Watchman.
We have a prophecy of an old
German hermet who saysthat in the
beginning of the twentieth century
the peoole of the United, States
will depose their president and
that for several years the country
will be in a state of anarchy. The
awakening of the people to the
wanton disregard of their interests
by our public “servants” may yet
lead to extremes we know not of.
In Ordering Statinerv
Price alone should not be your guide,
neither should you allow yoiir printer
to palm off a shoddy grade of paper on
you. See that you get the best.
' Our prices are
No Need To Come.............
Off and leave your business; just
wring up Phone 82, and we’ll take
pleasure in coming to you. Remember
us for quick work, low prices and cour-
teous treatment. w.~
The Rockdale Messenger........
Is the oldest enterprise in . the city.
Its readere are Milam’s best citizens.
Plant an ad, and your harvest will in-
evitably be a rich one.
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Has President McKinley stirred
up this trouble with Turkey in
order to get an excuse for sending
Dewey to sea again.—Davilla Tri
No indeed. Dewey may be a
power on the briny deep, but on
political soil he is as harmless as a
mountain perch.
When in Cameron and get hungry,
call at Charley Coleman’s restaurant
on Belton street, and get an excellent
meal for 25 cents. Charley feeds the
people well. ’ 8-24-tf
When Ton Go to Conrt at Cameron
Try the City Hotel, the two-story
brick on the old Alliance corner, run
by Barrett & Carson, they have a feed
stable in connection and will take care
of .you and your' horse. It is a good
one dollar a day hotel and r$ason-
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able rates by the week.
'tiFhen You go to Waco :
Stop at the Exchange Hotel. The best
one dollar per day house in the city.
M. D. Watson, the proprietor, will treat
you nice. 8-2-tf
2 ask for your business not on the
basis of vain sentiment, but from a
strictly business standpoint. I claim
and can verify the assertion that I Bell
the best whiskey in Milam county.
1-4-tf J. G. Brown.
Wanted—Honest man or woman to
travel for large bouse; salary $65 month
ly and expenses, with increase; posi-
tion permanent; inclose self-addressed
stamped envelope. Manager, 330 Cax-
ton bldg., Chicago. 14
For Sals or Trad*.
Sir Newton, No. 67,382, A. J. O. C
One of Sir Newton’s grandmother’s,
Ida, of Saint Lambert, No. 24,990, has a
record of 30 lbs. 2} oz. butter in seven
days. 1 have two bulls, and don’t need
but one. Apply to W. M. Ferguson,
Rockdale, Texas.
I saw an old man bending low,
Beneath a weight of years.
His scanty crown of hair,white as snow,
Bespoke a tale of strife and tears.
I saw him pass a-down the road.
Drawn by his aged mare,
A slight and scanty load
Was he as he sat there.
The buggy was quite stout and sttong.
But the mare was thin and old
She heeded not her master’s voice, while long
He did so gently scold.
“Get up old Moll: But take your time,
The old man kuows thee well.
For many a mile In life’s old climb,
You’ve carried him o’er flood and fell.
“The sun shines hot and the dusty road
Is a poor old road for thee,
But then old Moll doesn’t mind the load
Of the poor old man that’s me.
“Through many years wp’ve trudged It alone,
Old Moll, just you and me—
Before I had such ache in the bone,
While your stiff limbs were free.
‘‘For now you're stiff and take it slow,
Your old time frisk Is gone—
And still together on we go, '
And still together we’ll go on.
“I shall not part with thee, I know,
Or fear what fate will thou befall
When down the mist wrapped valleys way I gO(
WheD o’er me shall close the sod, the sky
. / and all.
“The gold I leavo to them, Who »oon
Shall claim my house and lands,
I fear for thee they’ll have no room,
And thou wll’tfall Into a stranger’s hands.
“For They’ll have no ear of corn,
No shelter from the storm.
No hay for thee in the chill morn
8hall cheer thy aged form.
“Aye go on Moll, you get so slow!
Beg pardon Moll, I had a’most forgot
That you wern’t young, and could not go
So fast as once you did; aud besides today
is hot
My poor old mind Is getting slack,
Well, it should no wonder be;
I get to pondering on the now and back.
We’ll take a rest oldiMoll, beneath this tree
”1 think about the storm, that night
We drove in home from aboard town.
There weren’t a star to give a light
And sleet and snow was drifting down.
“Was drifting down in blinding clouds
Old Moll, on me and you, . _.
And the world was wrapped in winding shrouds
As we went floundering through.
“The wind lay colfl like a hidden loe,
But we dared him Moll, that night,
And we crossed the hills to the home below,
To the shelter and warmth and light.”
At last there came a time they passed not by.
The old man and his mare;
He passed a-dowp the mist-wrapped vale si-
lently, ^ -
As the mist of the morning passed away in air*
And others came In to claim their right
To the houses and lands and gold,
But hone laid a claim to the poor old plight
Of a mare, she was too stiff legged and old
They had riotan car of corn,
They had not a bundle of hay ,
For the poor old creaturfe forlorn,
Which could live but a little day.
Moore’s Pilules are a guaranteed cure
for all forms of Malaria, Ague, Chills
and Fever, Swamp Fever, Malarial
Fever, BlliousF ever, Jaundice, Bilious-
ness, fetid breatb and a tired, lieiless
feeling. They cure Rheumatism and
the lassitude following blood poison
produced from malarial poisoning. No
Quinine. No Arsenic, Acids or Iron.
Do not ruin stomach or teeth. Entire-
ly tasteless Price, 60c per box. Dr. C*
C. Moore Co., No. 310 North Main
street, 8t. Louis, Mo. At Geo, W. Wal-
lis’, druggist. *
Ice cold xXx Pearl beer has no su-
perior both for flavor and effect. Al-
ways on tap at the Klondike*
BAIN Wagons.
Which are positively guaranteed
to be the BEST' wagon in the
United States. See them!
Need rro eulogy by us—you know
them—we have them for sale and
would be pleased to quote prices.
Leo Strelsky,
NOTE—These goods were bought
* right and will be sold right.
For the. Campaign of 1900.
The Author of “Coin's Financial School."
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THIS BOOK la now having a wonderful cir-
culation. The retail price it 30 cunts. In aiao
it la 85 pages larger than “Coin’s Financial
School,” profusely illustrated, with beat paper,
enameled cover in two colqra.
AAatilLIUU W'Vk AAA »nv VUiyiB.
Its treatment of the auhjoeta of Money, Trusts
nd Imperialism la exhaustive and yet simple
nd plain as the A B Os; It will educate and
aud Imp
and pW. ,___.______________________
arouse the American people to a common de-
fense of their homes and the heritage of free
Institutions. It teaches orgrnizatlos aad points
out the remedy. It is educational and practical.
It should be in the hands of every man. woman
boy and, girl In the United States.-
The Book is a SCHOOL, and the
Coin the toacher. His school lu
Finsnftlfll fl/ihnnl " nlstniriflh
a little boy
(i. „ May. 1894,
"Coin'k Financial School," electrified a nation
and moulded the political sentiment of a Na-
tional Political Party,
COIN on MONEY, TRUSTS AND IMPERIALISM may he expected to rally anew the forces
of human liberty.
Price 25 Cents.
For Sale at the Messenger Office
The matron of a well known Masonic Home mentions one inmate,
seventy years o| age, who has been in the infirmary for three years,
a great sufferer from indigestion, and has been taking Ripans Tab-
ules about a year and a half and finds them so beneficial that he is
never without them. He is willing that his name should be used in
a testimonial, as it might be of use in persuading some other person
to try them. A second old gentleman, in the same institution,
eighty-four years of age, has had liver trouble for many years and;
finds that RTP-A'N'S help him very much. They also have two
nurses there, one thirty years of agje, the other forty-two; both suffer,
from indigestion, causing headache, depression of spirits and nerv-
ousness. They take the Tabuh-s >ml find them so useful that they
always have a package in their pockets. The matron also states
that she is forty-five years of age and at times suffers with indiges-
tion, causing pain and paroxysms of belching, and finds that the
Tabules are very good indeed and is perfectly willing Jo have her
name used in a testimonial.
Wanted—Honest man or woman to
travel for large bouse; salary $05
monthly and expenses, with increase;
position permanent; inclose self-ad-
dressed stamped envelope. Manager,
iped envelope.
330 Caxton bldg., Chicago.
For Sals Cheap.
Two full blood Jersey bull calves.
Come quick or they will be gone.
*r *■ W. M. Ferguson.
For Sale at a Bargain.
A two-story hotel in Milano Junc-
tion. occupies three lots on corner of
block. House is 24x60 feet, 16 rooms,
barn and garden in connection. Prop-
erty worth $2600; can be had for $1000
cash. For further particulars, apply
to W. M. Ferguson.
Good second hand sewing machine
for $10 00. In good running order. Ap-
ply to W. M. Ferguson. .
Ely’s Crsam Balm
Em? and pleasant to
jurlona drag.
It !• quickly si
Girt* Belief a
ns no In-
’ at once.
Allay* In flam matfot- _ . ------
Heals and Protect* the Membrane. Restores the
Senaee of Titate and Smell. Large Site, SO cents at
Druggist* or hy mall; Trial Slse, 10 cents by mall.
ELY BKOTHEH8.60 Warren Street, Hew York.

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