Rockdale Messenger. (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 28, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 10, 1900 Page: 4 of 8
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THE MESSENGER: ROCKDALE, TEXAS, THURSDAY, MAY 10, 1000. EIGHT PAGE8.
By FERGU80N A TANNER.
W. M. FERGUSON, Editor.
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Subscription, 91.00 Per Annnm
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF MILAM COUNTY
N. & T. R. P. A.
FOR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.
We are authorized to announce to the voters
of Precinct No. 4, that
R. W. H. KENNON
■ a candidate for the office of Justice of the
Peace, subjects to the action of the Democratic
primaries. He asks your support.
We are authorized to announce
W. D. WELLS
aa a candidate for re-elecUou to the office of
Justice of the Peace of precinct No. I.
We are authorized to announce
aa a candidate for the office of Constable of pre-
cinct No. 4.
We are authorized to announce for County
Commissioner of commissioners' precinct No. 4.
J. P. LOONEY,
■abject to the action of the Democratic pri-
maries on May 5th. 1900.
We are authorized to announce
aa a candidate for re-election aa Commissioner
of Precinct No. 4.
Address your communications for
publication to The Messenger, instead
of to W. M. Ferguson. Some are held
for a week before being opened, when
the editor is away from home. Com-
munications oT letters addressed to W.
M. Ferguson are considered personal
and not opened by the assistant editor.
have a city
Rockdale has the resources;
us develop them.-
The sun is scheduled^ to be in
total eclipse on May 28.
Both branches of the National
House of Lords it is said are anx-
ious to adjourn early in June. So
mote it be.-*
More than ninety-three millions
people are suffering from cholrea
and famine in India, or a greater
number than the entire population
of the United States.
Our esteemed contemporary the
Cameron Inquirer, id hereby re-
minded that news items taken
from the columns of the Messen-
ger should receive proper credit.
If a cotton mill was under course
of construction in Rockdale at pres-
ent, the little weekly pay role of
the builders would add materially
to the merchant’s cash receipts and
in future to his fortune.
According to the Houston Poet
the cottun acreage for 1900 will be
increased about 10 per cent. It
bases its estimate on reports re-
ceived from nearly every cotton
growing county in the state.
MANY BOODLBRS AND MUCH
Saturday was hot day in Rock-
dale politically. It reminded one
of the ways of general elections ten
or fifteen years ago when all who
wished could run on their own
merits and own money. The
boodler got in his work about as
effectively as in the days of yore.
It is claimed by some that foreign
money was used to defeat home or
county men. at least one of whom
was a native of Milam county.
In the afternoon the price of
votes advanced and we were told
by good democrats that as high as
$6 was paid for votes and that a
good part of the money came from
outside of the county. Negroes
were voted like sheep.
The best joke on the democrats
occurred in precinct No. 3. The
populists had never been able to
elect but one man in the beat, but
when the committee opened the
door and let the negroes in through
fear of an independent ticket, the
populists of that beat declared
they would go in and vote the ne-
gro out. And they did so. Not
only that but nominated populists
for every office in the beat, so we
have been told. No doubt the
populist in precinct No. 4 could
have done the same thing. At
Hamilton Chapel and Sandy Creek
almost every populist participated.
At this writing we have not heard
from Minerva and Rice’s School
house but heard populists say be-
fore hand that many, if not all
were going into the primaries.
Beat 5 it is said nominated a
populist for justice of the peace
over Geo. S. Graves, who is known
to be one of the ablest ex-justice’s
of the peace in the county. There
is a great deal of dissatisfaction
among democrats over the result.
Since writing the above, we
learned that the present constable,
Will Peel, was nominated in beat
3 instead of Carnes, his opponent.
passes away full of years
honors, loved as a man, res]
as a statesman, renowned
And now comies the news
England has a rebellion on
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CITY COUNCIL MEETING.
The City Council of the city of Rock-
dale met on Friday, May 4. in regular
session with Hon. N. H. Tracy, mayor
presiding. Present: Fulton, H arise
Rasberry and 8cott, aldermen; Isaacs,
secretary; Garner, city attorney; Bonds
marshal. Absent, W. A. Stevens, as
sessor and collector.
The minutes of April 6th and 13th
were read and approved.
Assessor and collector’s report for
April showing taxes collected:
Ad valorem,.................... 5904 33
Total,...................... $909 83
Which was reported to finance com
The city marshal’s report, showing
collected as follows;
Fines collected,...........•...... $8 00
Recorder’s fees,................ 3 00
Attorney’s fees,...........10 00
Clerk fee.-,'...................... 5 00
Marshal’s fees.................... 14 00
The democratic primaries have
come and gone. The joy of the
victorious is mellowed by the sor-
row of the defeated, so let not the
winner boast nor the loser hold
within his bosom malice toward
The Waters Pierce Oil company
has been permanently forbidden
to do business in the state by the
supreme court of the United States,
and State officials declare that its
ruling will be enforced. Attorney
General Smith has given this con-
cern until May 15 to pick up its
luggage and “scoot.”
' 7VrfrS“rb?e Ceils us that the world
will he destroyed by fire and that
we will have no more floods. Isn’t
it just barely possible that iq the
course of events the weather jfilcrk
has accidently been changed and
that the Lord has failed to give his
successor orders. It looks that
way from a Texas standpoint.
WE HAVE TWO, BUT NOT
ABLE TO SUPPORT ONE.
This week the People’s Party
is enjoying the luxury of two
national conventions. While it
seems to us .that our party is hard-
ly numerically strong enough to
giva-one the enthusiastic support
it should have. Verily, verily, it
seems that fate is against jur party,
our leaders are in arms against
each other and at war over who
shall be the boBS, while a large
majority of the People’s Party in
Milam county have gone into the
democratic primaries even to the
extent of nominating populists. If
it is right for our people to go into
the democratic primaries and get
some of the plums, why curse the
democrats for taking the leading
planks out of the People’s Party
platform and then putting Bryan,
who had supported Weaver on
the Omaha platform, on their pop-
ocrat platform? We trust that the
old Greek proverb, “that whom
the gods would destroy they first
make mad,” does not apply to our.
notwithstanding the situ-
OYOLONE AT SAN ANTONIO.
Monday morning at 4:10 0’’block
a cyclonic electric storm struck the
heart of the city of San Antonio,
destroying the five-story fire-proof
building of the San Antonio Loan
and Trust Co., and doing a great
deal of other damage. Wind was
reported to have a velocity of <S0
miles per'minute with a deluge of
rain. Same morning storms struck
many other towns, amo
Seguin and many others. Some
persons were injured, but no lives
Total, ... $40 70
The finance committee reports as
sessor and collector’s report for March
Finance committee also reports as
correct the marshal’s report for April
City attorney reports that he had
collected balance due ou Jake Phillips’
back taxes, $3.00, for which suit was
pending, and paid same into treasury.
Street and alley committee reports
verbally that they have had all the
bridge timbers which could be found,
hauled baek on the grounds that waB
washed away by recent rains.
The committee, consisting of the
mayor and city attorney to whom was
referred the matter of codifying the
ordinances reported as follows:
To the Hon. City Council of the City of Rock-
Gentlemen.—We, your, committee
appointed to examine the City Ordi-
nances and report on same, beg to re
port that we find the book of ordinances
contains a great many ordinances which
are in conflict with the laws of this
state, and some which have been re-
pealed by this couucil.
We also find from the minutes of this
council, that a number of ordinances
have been passed since the codification
of the city ordinances in 1897, and are
therefore not found in the book of or-
And for the above mentioned reas-
ons, and that the citizens may be ap-
prised of the laws which govern them,
we would recommend that the ordi-
nances of this city be recodified.
N. H. Tracy,
J. W. Garner.
Upon motion said report was receiv-
ed and filed.
Upon motion the following amounts
were allowed out of corporation court
fund. Fines:................... $ 8 00
N. H. Tracy, mayor, fees for April 3 00
J. W. Garner, attorney's tees,.. 10 00
W. K. Clement, deputy clerk,... 5 60
J. H. BondB, marshal’s fees,____ 14 00
Total. ' - - - - $40 60
The following amounts were allowed
out of general fund: <
Alonzo Wilson, April salary,____ $25 00
J. H. Bonds, “ “ 40 00
N. H. Tracy, “ “ 10 00
N. J. Fulton, “ “ ____ 500
D. S. Harriss, “ “ ____ 5 00
E. L. Rasberry, “ “ .... 500
John Scott, ’• “ 5 00
Rockdale Imp Co., lights Ajrril, 40 00
“------“Tights one night—106
Clark & Courts, blanks for roll
book......................... 7 50
The following bills were referred to
Giesecke & Hodge,............... $1 90
Henue A Meyer,. . .............—f-8fr
W. D. Bagley & Co.,............. 1 60
W. M. Feigoson,................ 6 50
“ “ ................ 1 70
Upon motion Dr. I. P. Sessions was
elected City Health Officer for the en-
suing two years. ■' __,__L___a_
Following bill was allowed out of
road, street and bridge fund:
R. A. Parker, hauling, etc.,...... $5 25
Upon motion council adjourned.
The City Council of theUity of Rock-
dale met in call session on May 7, 1900,
with Hon. N. H. Tracy, mayor, presid-
ing. Present: Fulton, Harriss, Ras-
berry and Scott, aldermen; Isaacs, sec-
retary; Garner, attorney; Bonds, mar-
The mayor stated that the meeting
Hon. D. B. Culberson
Texas’ most illustrious pioneers,
passed over that misterious gulf at
After enumerating several real
the returns of election held in this cifiiy
on May 5tli, for trustees of the public
Upon motion the city council pro-
reeded to canvass said returns. Alder-
one of j men Ha6berry and N. J. Fulton being
appointed tellers, which resulted as fol-
wards, No. 1
This Ad Changes
litttle room, as it can be folded up and
set away when notin use. Price ^2 2Q
Same style with double num-
ber of side uprights.
This white enamel iron bed is 3 feet,
6 inches, 4 feet or 4 feet 6 inches wide,
and 6 feet 4 inches long. We furnish
this bed with or without springs.
Bed with slats, $4 70
Bed compleie with springs, 6 45
Iron beds complete with springs, ex-
tra large posts, brass knobs all QC
round, -r---- OUiOu
White enamel iron bedp, full size,
heavy scroll designs on head and end,
double plated brass knobs with 07 7C
springs, V I • I d
High head and foot ends, ball bearing
rollers, fancy bent and turned enamel
4UUQ4Of AOUUJ Uvll . OIIU bUiUOU VAIttlUVI
ends, full size, heavy plate brass QQ
White enamel iron beds, full size,
double brass rail in addition to brass
post top, ball bearing casters, ^ | 2 55
complete with spring,
Made on same style as above, with
higher head and foot piece, double brass
bars on top, brass ball ornaments, every
6 inches on head and font end, brass
tipped, and a beauty for the
money. Price complete,
Super grade China matting joint- -*W|
less, white grounds, 2 figures to | yijj
Good grade cotton warp Japan
matting, white grounds, 2 figures
to the yard,
High grade, China matting, joint-
less, small figured, 1 white 10
inch square to every yard
Mosaic flower figures in green,
purple, especially adapted for
halls, linen warp,
Very best made double thickness
China matting, neat designs,
We have a full line of solid oak center
tables at very low prices.
Double deck solid oak 14 inch
top, beveled edge, turned legs,
Solid oak, double deck, 15 inch
Solid oak double deck, 16 inch
top, moulding trimmed,
Octagon^shape top,double deck, J j | jj
Solid quartered oak 20 inches
square top, double deck,
Same, moulding edge,
22 inch top,
Same style, doudle deck, turned
legs, 24 inch top, genuine golden .
oak, double deck, moulding or J | gQ
Single top ash table nearly
square top, about 14 by 18 0 I 11 C
inches, one drawer, turned legs 0 I 1T0
Double deck cane table, wood
top and lower deck,round shape tfJQ Jlfi
hand turned legs, reed trimmed 0£i*rU
This will be a big season for cots and
we laid in a full supply before wire went
up. We have" several grades, but all
are guaranteed not to swag. We handle
absolutely the best cots made for the
money. You get a guarantee on every
one. You take no risk whatever. Special
price to dealers on lots of 10 or over.
Ask for prices when in need of rots.
Made on same
more straw work, heavy reed ^ 2Q
a great deal
roll all around, new and natty
A very stylish square table,
handsomely trimmed in best
reed work, new design entire- ^ J fjQ
Good medium grade floor cover-
ering, good Btyle figures, wash
able, iD 1}, 3 and 6 foot widths.
Per square yard,
High grade cork linoleum, select-
ed designs, in 3 and 6 foot width,
per square yard,
Best grade cork linoleum, thicker
than the above, new style figures
in 3 and 6 foot widts, square yard
^■25 They are Good Things
,35 Posh Them Along!
This is a child’s folding crib,
wide and 5 feet loug. Takes
Good grade China matting, 36
inches wide, fast colors,
vr' grade, at
The best grade China Straw mat-
Good style baby carriages, full
size, padded cushions, creton
lined, removable Beat, patent
spring steel rod parasol, any
color, best grade steel wheels
No, 62 New style carriage, silk
lined, rubber tire wheels, elab-
orately trimmed, has the new Ofl I ft
Wakefield patent brake, «Pui I U
No. 11. The latest rubber tire
child’s go cart, built close to the
ground,^ handsomely made of gjj
No. 80 Solid reed carriage, very
handsome rubber tire wheels,
steel brake, shellac finish, and
a beauty at the price,
No. 6 Silk plush lined, rubber
tire wheels, steel brake, silk
parasol, nothing better and de-
cidedly the nicest thing in the | ^
hig home in Jefferson last Monday j j s Perry
J. K. Long moor..
E. G. Simms,...,
t F. A. Graves.....
estate deals*of importance in his I "ith honor ninny other pub-! B. LoeWstein,
1 i .. ...... . 1 \ p. Perrv,
morning. For twenty years a
Texas Congressman and having
city, the Helton -correspondent in
Monday’s Houston I’o.-t has this
to say: “The cotton mill has put
netv life and enthusiasm in the
people and exerytjiiug is on the
up grade. A number of new resi-,
donees are under contract and ini-1 <• v
prpveinents are going on in all |rt tUl
parts of the town.” Ills country arid to his
lie trusts, he is widely known and
his death will he mourned through-
out the state. In one of our daily
papers a short -biography of his
life.'contained the following sub-
eulogy:* “Judge Culberson
red inestimable service to
. .7 s
l pun motion Um above
tleuicif were declared elected as inis-
tees Kir the pub)hi schools of Rockdale.
C|k n motion council adjourned.
NO. 2 tot’l
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to your house Cheaper
than yon have been
Write for Prices
IVestine weet Chill Tonic, quickest
‘•hill breaker on sale by druggists, none
as good; half a bottle cures others and
, will clip* you, none as good. o0c
he sold by W. 1. Clark.
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Ferguson, W. M. Rockdale Messenger. (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 28, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 10, 1900, newspaper, May 10, 1900; Rockdale, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth693833/m1/4/: accessed April 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library.