The Belton Journal. (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 14, 1886 Page: 2 of 4
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One Year, $1.50; Six Months, 75 Cents; Three
Months, 40 Cents, in advance. Papers will
he stopped at expiration of time paid for.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1886.
The first snow in twenty years fell
in San Antonio on Tuesday.
Air. Reagan addressed the House on
Tuesday at considerable length in
support of silver.
The land board refuses to accede to
the suggestion of the governor that the
lease price of lands be reduced.
The absurdities of the boycott are
becoming more apparent every dajr.
We do not believe it can long survive.
Six inches of snow in Galveston on
Tuesday put the inhabitants wild, al-
most. They are not used to that sort
of thiDg down there.
Judge G. B. Gerald succeeds Broth^
Lelacd as postmaster at Waco. The
Judge will run the business in good
We prefer a man with a military
record to one with military proclivities.
Consequently we lean to Ross in pref-
erence to Swain, but do not enthuse
much at the mention of either name.
The Dallas Herald sold out lock;,
■itoafo i?.nd.jwq«jc! lytd^-Da-Ias-
And now •because some new parties
come in and want to establish another
Herald, the News objects. there-
The Hamilton county democrats
have been ousted from the Ohio legis-
lature, which gives the republicans
twenty one' majority on joint ballot,
and insures the re election of John
Sherman to the United States Senate.
Col. Edmund Richardson, the
wealthiest man in the South, died at
Jackson, Alississippi, on Tuesday. He
leaves a fortune estimated at between
twelve and fifteen million dollars. He
was owner of nineteen plantations,
and was styled the cotton king.
Last week in our announcement ot
the proposed publication of the address
of Rev. W. L, Nelms, we wrote: “It
is generally conceded that this lecture
had in it some very strong points,” but
the word “strange’’ was substituted
for “strong” by the compositor. We
must say, however, that the reverend
gentleman has some strange ideas of
the functions of goyernment. The ad-
dress will well repay careful perusal.
If Waco allows a town like Belton
to beat her raising money, as an in-
vestment, such an outcome will do
Waco no good. Some people seem
to think Waco is finished; that she
doesn’t need another dollar of capital,
another inhabitant or another build-
ing; that she is as solid as the rock of
ages. Thi3 is a mistake and it is the
indulgence in such delusions that may
be detrimental to Waco,—Waco Day.
A tovsn like Belton, indeed! Belton
is a whizzer, SonDy. And she is go-
ing right up to the front of the proces-
sion. And don t you forget it!
Its Mother Says It Must be Supported.
Madrid, J anuary 6.—A scandal
growing out of the irregular
amours of the late King Alfonso,
which was winked at during his
life and was suppressed by com-
mon consent after his death, is
now giving trouble to his execu-
tors. The young King is said to
have had many affairs of gallantry
with various kinds of ladies, espec-
ially during the period in 1878-79,
intervening between the death of
Queen Mercedes and his marriage
to Queen Christina. It was at
this time, when the royal widower
was not yet 21 years of age ; that
he met the Senorita Borghi, who
was then a singer of title roles in
the Teatro de la Zarzuelu, the op-
era comique of Madrid. His pat-
ronage obtained for her a splendid
engagement at the Teatro Real,
and she soon became the rage
among the young bloods of Madrid.
King Alfonso had hitherto only
visited the Senorita occasionally,
but he became annoyed at her ad-
mirers and he established her in a
small castle near Madrid and be-
came her sole protector. A few
months later he was married to the
Archduchess Marie Christina, of
Austria, and his visits to the Borghi
castle became, less frequent. Seno-
rita Borghi has a child of which
she claims King Alfonso was the
father. The child is a boy and is
several months older than the baby
Queen Mereede^i If he had buey
borb in—werdbcivtlie questions of
the Spanish succession would
speedily be settled in his favor.
The senorita does not claim that
the boy is legitimate, but she is
making a stout fight in his behalf.
She has sued the King’s executors
for maintenance for herself and
son, and she produces various doc-
uments in which King Alfonso
promised to give her the castle in
which she lived, and to make suit-
able provisions for herself and
children in any event. The execu-
tors say the child’s claim is base-
less, and that the pretended letters
from King Alfonzo are forgeries.
It is probable, however, that the
matter will be privately compro-
mised to avoid a posthumous scan-
dal affecting a King of Spain.
On its face it looked as though the
governor had surrendered to the bul-
lionaires by his recommendation of the
reduction of the land lease rate. But
we are told that the price was raised
to eight cents and most of the godd
land went off at that price. Now when
the four cent landywiil not bring eight
cents, it is business policy to put it on
the market at what it will bring. The
Gazette, however, will continue its
raving. It has supplanted the News
as the chief misinterpreter of the gov-
Wasn’t Senator Coke sleeping on his
constitutional rights when he voted
for the new Utah bill which contains a
section providing that the property of
the Mormon church shall be turned
over to a board of trustees appointed
by the United States government?
The government has no more right to
take possession ot the property of the
Alormon church than it has that of any
other church. The polygamous prac-
tices of the Mormons does not warrant
any interference with their religions
freedom. They can and should be
punished for bigamy, but their church
property is sacred, and the govern-
ment must hands off. If Air. Coke ad-
dressed the Senate on this measure we
have not seen his remark.
A GRAND SUCCESS.
The Blast Furnace at Rusk Found
Rusk, January 8 —The Old Alcade
blast furace will blow out in a few
days, in order to accumulate a reserve
stock of charcoal. It will-remain out
of blast about thirty days. The suc-
cess of this furnace has been unparal-
leled, and the managers claim for it a
record second to no furnace in the
United States. It was originally built
for a twenty five-ton furnace, but for
the pastdhirty days the dailjryoutput
has been thirty three tons, and the
quality of iron as good as made any-
The penitentiary board has purchts-
ed 2200 acres of choice timbered land
sixteen miles south of Rusk, on the
line of the Kansas and Gulf Short
Line railway, and established a camp
where 150 convicts are now employed
cutting wood and burning coal. It
requires about 4000 bushels of charcoal
per day to run the furnace, and as the
stock on hand is now so low it was
deemed best by the management to
suspend operations for a short while,
in order to obtain a good reserve stock.
The output of the iron has been so
much larger than was anticipated that
some of the metal had to be run out-
side of the casting-house into the open
While the furnace operations are
suspended the casting house will be
enlarged. Work on the castings for
the capitol building is progressing sat-
isfactorily. and as nice castings will
be turned out here as can be made at
any foundry in America. If there
was any doubt in the minds of any
one as to the success of iron-making in
Texas, the successful operation of the
Old Alcalde furnace is sufficient proof
to remove such doubt.
Notes from Rogeys.
To Tift Journal*
The Worst Lodging Houses in New
York Owned by the Church.
New York, January 7.—The Her-
ald this morning says: Last Novem-
ber the Constitution club appointed a
committee to examine into the condi-
tion of the tenement houses of New
York city. Last evening, Dr. Gunn,
chairman of the committee, made a
verbal report to the club. He said:
“I have learned that Trinity church is
the owner of the worst tenement houses
in the city. Trinity church has the
universal reputation, 1 find, among
the wretched people forced to live in
such places, of being; the hardest and
meanest landlord in New York.
Let any one who wishes to verify my
statement go to the building, No. 34
Laight street, which is owned by Trini-
ty church, and i3 inhabited "by 200
people on the ground floor. On the
Eighth street side is a liquor store, al-
though Trinity church professes never
to rent to liquor dealers. The building
is in the most terrible condition im-
aginable. The floor of the halls are
covered with filth from oyeiflowed
sinks and closets, and how any human
being^ can live in such a den it is
difficult to imagine. No. 63 Watts
street is ' another tenement house,
owned by the Trinity church, and
rented to its occupants directly from
the Trinity church office. The cellar
was filled a foot deep with sewerage
that had leaked from broken sewer
pipes. The floors on the halls were
so covered with filth from the same
source that it deadened the sound of
THAT PROHIBITION TICKET.
SeeiDg that the prohibitionists wTere
so very much in earnest, ana wishing
-to call their hand, the Journal last
week suggested to them that now was
the accepted time to test their princi-
ples before the people. It went so far
as to nominate a ticket for them. The
' Galveston News says this ticket will
never do, It wants Brother Briggs to
head the ticket. The Journal will
not insist on the selection of its nomi-
nees. If Brother Briggs will take the
ft ret place on the ticket it will be a
strong one indeed. He is the equal of
any man in the state as an orator. He
is an abler man, we believe, than Fos-
ter. We therefore accept the amend-
ment offered by the News. But what
becomes of Foster? He must have a
place on the ticket.
'fTfPkind office performed for the
prohibitionists by the Journal, seems
to have been misunderstood by <
friends of the Austin Statesman. They
speak of “the advocacy of the pro
liibitory party” by the Journal.
Now, isn’t that, as our young lady
friends say, just too awfully awful?
To be abused by one’s enemies is bad
enough, but to be mi3sunderstood by
one’s friends is sad, sad indeed! The
Journal tries io give all sides a fair
hearing, but ire opposition to prohibi-
tion is sure and steadfast .
Report of Grand Jury.
To the Honorable W. A. Blackburn, Judge
of the District Court of Bell County:
We, the grand jury for the De-
cember Term 1885, of your Dis-
trict Court of Bell county, after a
careful investigation and inquiry
into all commissions of crime that
have come to our knowledge, and
feeling a sense of duty discharged
in applying the remedies of the
Law to the best of our ability,
respectfully submit this, our re-
port, on our final adjournment:
We are gratified to report that in
our opinion the higher order of
crime is on the decrease in our
county, misdemeanor work having
engaged most of our time. Very
few murder and felony cases have
come to our knowledge, which we
regard as a favorable augury of
an improved public sentiment in
our adult population, this is the
more observable when we consider
the manifest growth of our popu-
lation, v,filch now approximates
forty hiousand souls.
J.ve are sorry to report that a
large number off tbWminor offences
that have been reached by this
body have been pommittecl by
youths while in a state of intoxi-
cation, and are the immediate out-
growth of this evil. To indict
vendors of spirituous liquors for
selling to minors would but entail
an additional expense upon our
county, with but little or no hope
of conviction. Your honor knows
that in such cases the State is re-
quired to prove that the vendor
knew lie was selling to a minor be-
fore a conviction could be had.
The offense of gambling is evident-
ly on the increase in our larger
towns, and perhaps the greatest
evil that afflicts them. This class
of offenses we find hard to reach
for reasons we deem unnecessary
here to state.
We regret to say that some of
the officers charged by law with
the collection of public moneys
have been rather dilatory in mak-
ing reports thereof, and we take
this mode of calling their attention
to their duty in this respect, to the
end that they maybe more prompt
The prisoners in jail we find are
well fed and as comfortably cared
for as circumstances will permit.
There are some glasses broken out
of the windows directly opposite
some of the cells, which if replaced
would add somewhat to their com-
fort iu cold weather.
With thanks to your * Honor for
the courtesy and urbanity that has
characterized your intercourse with
us, and believing that we can ac-
complish nothing by longer remain-
ing together, we respectfully pray
that we be finally discharged.
Foreman Grand Jury.
Rogers, January 12.—Our town has
been rather quiet since the hollidays,
Although the merchants appear to be
doing a satisfactory business, they
have been very busy inyoicing prepar-
ing to receive new stocks of goods.
The present cold weather has a ten-
dency to keep farmers at home; they
do not come to town unless it is abso-
Live stock on the range are suffer-
ing for water. All tanks and water
holes are covered with a sheet of ice,
from two to four inches thick. We
have heard of no loss as yet, but un-
less the weather moderates soon, stcck-
men fear the result.
LI. R. Nunn, manager of Mr. Wing
field’s furniture store, has returned to
Temple, after supplying our people
with what furniture they wanted. He
says the young people do not marry
fast enough to justify him in remaining.
It is our belief the young ladies are to
Miss Micha Reed, of Holland, is vis-
iting her friend, Miss Mattie Wheat, of
Mrs. Silas Reed is visiting leietavis
Dr. Bradford is reported on the sick
Mis Jake Hanna has been slightly
iudbp s d, but we believe has < ntirely
recovered. Generally speaking the
in ahh of our people is good,
Bank Directors Elected.
The stockholders of the Belton
National Bank met at the office of
the association in this city on
Tuesday, and elected directors for
the ensuing year as follows: W.
A. Staton, T. F. Fowler, IT. M.
Cook, J. Z. Miller, Sr., S. AI.
Ray, H. E. Keys, J. Q. Allen, A.
D/Potts, J. Z.' Miller, Jr., A. J.
Harris, B. A. Ludiow, H. G. King
and W. LI. Willis. The directors
immediately afterward met,
elected officers as follows:
Miller, president; A. J. I
Vice pi^esidcntr, J. Z. Miller,1
| cashier. Examining commhoo settop
Messrs. Ludlow, Keys and Rmosisd
Exchange committee — Messrs.
Harris, Allen and Cook. The
capital stock of the bank is now
Not a Blind Statesman.
This week we find the Belton Jour-
nal, one of the best and most influen-
tial weekly papers in the state, advo
cajtiqg the nomination of j, regular
prpfiibitjon ticket in this sffcte. The
JcHjrnal says that the repubScan par-
ty in the state is defunct, ana that an
other party will organize to oppose the
democracy, and that this seems to be
an auspicious time for a prohibition
ticket. In the same article, and from
which we quote elsewhere, that jour-
nal advocates a respectable opposition
to the democracy, and seems to think
the prohibition party would make that
Now, in the first plaee, the Stateman
does not believe that the republican
party is defunct in Texas, or in any
other state in the union, and the advo
cacy of tLe prohibitory party in the
Belton Journal is an evidence that it
is not defunct. The Statesman can
see the ingenuity of the republican
party, and an evidence of an actiye
and intelligent life in the article of the
Journal. That paper may be too
blind to see the hand that is pulling
the wires, but the Statesman is not.
The Statesman can see through it, and
it meanspimply this, that the republi-
cad party wili encourage the forma-
tion of a prohibitoiy party, then unite
with that party and nominate popular
democrats against the regular north
nees, and so identify republican organ-
ization with the canvass that, if the
ticket is elected, the lesult would be a
mongrel administration, by which
they, the republicans, would be ad
vantaged, and finally be enabled to get
the democrats thus uniting with them
into their own ranks, until like Virgin-
ia, they could send two republicans to
the Uuiiel States senate, and have a
The scheme worked well in the
strung democratic state of Virginia, on
another issue, it is true, but it was
successful iu winning strong, life-long
democrats, such as Cameron, the late
governor, and Mahone and Rkkiiebar
ger, the present United States senatoxs,
into the fold of the republican paity.
They intend the same game here, un-
less they are baulked and defeated by
the sagacity and loyalty of the demo-
Refuting; a Lie.
New Orleans, January
from the main str
ed to stand
at perfect right angles
id. The wire is warrant-
1500 L)s STRAIN.
TUB BARBS WEIGH
10 to 35- Per Cent Less!
THAN jANY OTHER WIRE.
BEST! fence in the world.
Agent for Bell Sell County, Corner of the
Squares and East street.
The Evans’ Triple Harrow!
H. A j
The above cut represents the Evans Triple Harrow, which, as
shown, is built in three sections so that each works independent of the
others. It is entirely different from any Harrow on the market, and
has striking points of superiority which are covered by letters patent,
owned and used exclusively by us. The frame is made of Wrought Iron
and the beams of the best Ohio White Oak, which are bolted to the
frame without being mortised, making a strong and more durable Har-
row than if entirely of iron. It is so hinged that the draft of the
team causes it to hug the ground, making it complete pulverizer, the
teeth at the same time stirring the soil, while the beams drawn at an-
gle of 45 degrees leave it smooth and ready for sowing. A special fea-
ture of the Harrow is our lever attachment, by means of which each sec-
tion can easily be raised clear off the ground and the Harrow cleaned of
weeds or stalks and passed over stumps, stones, etc., without stopping
the team. It has 45 steel teeth. Cuts 8 feet wide, and is undoubtedly the
most practical Harrow in use.
It is no longer necessary to urge upon the intelligent farmer the im-
portance of not only thoroughly pulverizing, but of thoroughly stirring
; the soil to insure a successful crop. A mere pulverizer on the one hand, or
a simple cultivator or stirring harrow on the other, will not accomplish
the desired end, as the farmers are fast finding out who have invested iMf
the many expensive, short-lived, horse-killing, so-called harrows that
have flooded the market the past few years. What is demanded is a pur-
pose h,arrow t hat will stir, pulverize and smooth the soil at one operation,
without undue labor to the team or operator, and this is what we claim for
the Evans Triple Harrow.
■ c°- It can also be folded up in compact form when not in use, so it takes
^ up but little room and is not in the way. This is done by raising the
j4? Harrow on end and folding the side sections with the teeth in. This also
protects the teeth, and accidents cannot happen as they often do when
the teeth are oxposed. These features are found only in the “Evans,”
and make it the most desirable Harrow on the market.
A happy Even!,
To the Journal.
Coperas Cove, January 13.—We
attended the marriage of Miss Addie
Crawford to Mr. James Stewart, on
the 12th. inst. at the residence of the
bride’s father, M. A. Crawford, Rev.
J. N. Watson officiating. Miss Addie
is a charming and affectionate young
lady and deserves a good husband who
will provide well for her future happi-
ness, and we think from Mr. Stewart’s
appearance, he is a perfect gentleman
iu every respect. We anticipate a
happy life for them both. Quite a
number of nice and valuable presents
were given them, among which was a
very fine silver lamp presented by Mr.
D. A, Black. Among the many other
guests were Mr, H. C. Black and lady,
Miss Florence Black, Miss Bettie
Crawford, Mr. Joe Gray and D. A‘
Black from Temple. After the ceremo-
ny was performed, we were invited in
to the nicest dinner that we have ever
had the good luck to enjoy. Every-
thing during the entire day was per-'
fectly'harmonious and j have never
seen a crowd enjoy themselves better.
AVishing the happy bride and groom
a long, prosperous and happy life, we
will close, hoping to have the pleas-
ure ot attending Miss Minnie’s next.
c, o, c.
! Texas is so thoroughly DeuicG
cratie that, as far as distinctive
Democratic principles are con-
cerned, it is a superfluous piece of
trumpery to call a state convention
to nominate candidates. There is
really no Republican party in Tex-
as now. The Greenback party,
strictly as such, is composed
mostly of tile Hon. B. J. Cham-
bers, his late associate, Colonel
Andrew Young* having gone over
to the Prohibitionists. The Knights
of Labor intimated very plainly,
through several representative
speakers, a few days ago in this
city, that they would take a hand
in the next campaign. Of course
the Prohibitionists wili come up
smiling and determined, and the
Farmers alliance and the grangers
may decide to put candidates in
the field. But all these parties
can start candidates of their own,
or they may enter a pool and put
forth a joint stock combination
ticket, picturesque for its irregu-
larity, its miscellaneousness and
its leopardian platform. But with
all its faults, the Democratic party
of Texas is the only party of ra-
tional and consistent coherency in
the State. The people of Texas
as a whole are at once thoughtful,
considerate and conservative, and
there is no danger of a crank
movement being successful, with
such a people ready to put a veto
upon it at the polls.
What Belton Wants.
Cleburne, Jan. 11.—Work on
the roller mill of Anderson Bros
is about concluded. The owners
had intended getting up steam to
day, but as the machinery is all
perfectly new it was thought to be
a bad plan to make a trial daring
the present cold weather. The
mill is of the most improved type,
and will prove a great benefit to
The small burr-mill owned by
AY. A. Huffman has shut down.
It is said that Mr. Huffman will
erect a large building and put in a
full roller-process outfit. Two
large roller mills will give Cleburne
a prominent position among Texas
A Tender Hearted Tender-Foot.
Miss Florence Nightingale, it
would appear, is as tender toward
her feet as to humanity. She will
have none of the modern instru-
ments of torture made by fashion-
able bootmakers, and is accus
tomed to plant her stockinged
foot firmly on a piece of leather,
and have her shoe made to corres-
pond exactly with it.
Ostriches In Australia.
South Australia is coming into
competition with South Africa as
an ostrich-farming region. The
feathers thus far produced are of
superior quality and bring high
prices; moreover, the chickens
seem to arrive at a plume-bearing
age much earlier than at the cape.
All the Rest Will Go.
If there is to be a clean sweep of
state officials, a« is intimated, liow can
the ancient Lubbock hope to survive?
Yet there is no imagination in the
great state of Texas active enough to
imagine the ancient Lubbock without
Belton Will Get There
Read what Belton is doing iff
the way of raising money for a
school, Surely Waco is not to be
outdone by Belton.
Prof. James Chancellor paid us
a pleasant visit during the week.
The Prof, is undoubtedly one of
the best pensmen we ever saw.
He expresses his determination to
leave for Belton, Texas, on or
about the 10th of the present
month. He will make his perma-
nent residence there. We are
very sorry to lose the Prof, for he
is a great favorite with all, and
has the reputation of being the po-
litest man that ever lived, only ex-
cepting Chesterfield. We are
afraid that it must be his heart
which takes him away. AAre can
assure the young lady, whoever
she may be, that in James she has
caught a treasure.—Geneva (Ain.
Business Change at Moody.
Moody, January 12.—The firm
of Howard Bros. & Staton, of this
place, will henceforth be known as
Howard & Staton. The senior
member, J. T. Howard, has with-
drawn, and will run a grain busi-
ness under his own name.
son Davis recently received a paper
beaded: “A Summary,” containing
the following paragraph: “Benedict
Arnold, the fust traitor to American
liberty, ailed-hispatriotism in Hiram
Masonic lodge, anti r ~
lal arch ch.
-joui p\ebe!in>n. v , . .
n0A.??$ic shinding™8.? ® iraperar.tje pa-
much to do wdh Ins
Jefferson Davis has written the fol
lowing in answer:
1st. I, Jefferson Davis, am not, nor
never have been, an Accepted Mason.
2. As a citizen of the sovereign state
of Mississippi I obey her command,
and, S3 sovereigns cannot rebel, ]
neither led nor followed rebellion
great or small. I have never been par
donc-d, or applied for pardon, or ap
plied to Masonry to secure me the
benefit of a writ of habeas corpus that
I might have the'constitutional right,
theright of every American citizen, to be
confronted with my accuser.
3 As I bad no jffasonic. standing, it is
certain that it was not tainted
To the Journal.
Echo, Janj 11—Gen. Hawthorn
was “billed” tp preach for us on last
Sunday, but it was too cold for us to
turn out much. We hope the General
will give us a lliance to hear him at
Our commuriity was visited last week
by a grizzly tlear, which seemed re-
markable for Jits tameness. It was
fully as domestic as a common dog.
The late col'i snap put a check upon
the plowing that was being so vigorous-
ly pushed in tins section.
There shoiiId be a pension offered
the man who Invents a machine that
will successfully gather the cotton
c op of the sekth. Nothing else so
stints the physical and intellectual
developmental' chr children in the
country as the picking of cotton.
For about jfce.ree months in the year
they are going, day after day, in a
stooped, deformed, unhealthful posi-
tion and carrying a heavy burden sus-
pended from the person.
The average country boy, or g;rl
ever spends n>ore time" in the cotton
field than in tfte school room; and that
time, too, iu me balmy autumn when
school work can be presented more
effectually t han in any other season.
Since Mt. Y#rf o i is a success in a 1
her undertakings, it is useless to com-
ment upon out Christmas tree.
Walter and Arthur Burton spent the
holidays with relatives in Coryell
Mbs JeoniejAmann visited friends
in Waco and .Belton during the vaca-
Mrs. AV. II -Clifton and children are
visiting friends in Eddy.
Miss Effie Ethredge, pupil in the
female college at Waco, spent the
holidays with her sister, Aliss Maud, of
The Baptistrjof this part are erecting
a house of weiship,
Our Sunday]school superintendent,
Rev Mr. McGregor, resigned on the
last Sunday of;last year and was sue
ceeded by Mr J H. Burton.
Elders Grubhe, of the Christian, and
I^iice, of the At E denomination, art
e new ministers for our community,
'fjlie Missionaiv Baptists have reern
pjloyed pa^ojgr. H. Blair. Bro. Ma-
es, I bt 1 ies'Afwi!Thave charge of the
iroiuve th < k.
Call and. Examine for Yourself.
P. T. MOREY, Belton, Texas, Agent for Bell County.
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Cigars. A very full stock of Toilet Articles, Complexion PoAvders, Soap, Hair Oil, Colognes, Extracts, Lamps
and Lamp Chimneys in all styles, Shoulder Braces, Trusses of every style and variety. Hair Brushes, Combs,
Flesh Brushes, Fine Tooth Combs, Nail and Tooth Brushes; in fact, all kinds of Fine Brushes, etc. We
buy for cash, in the Best and Cheapest Markets, Avhich enables us to offer rare inducements to purchasers.
City Hotel, Belton, Texas.
1 he Gajlesville Advance, the leading
What Becomes Foster.
The Belton Journal assumes that
the Prohibitioms’s will give the Demo
crats a lively battle in this State next
fall. The Journal constructs the
following ticket for the Prohibitionists,
and fancies that it would attract gen
eral support throughout the stale:
“Hon. L L. Foster for governor,
Harry Haynes for lieutenant governor,
Silas Hare for comptroller, Henry Fur
man for attorney-general, W. K. Ho
man for commissioner of the land
office. J. B. Cratifiil for superintendent
of public instruction, and Dr. Andrew
Young for treasurer. A ticket of this
sort would be one of supetb str-ng h
This t cket will never do Cranfill
is too near the end, and the Ruv. G
Wavefley Briggs does not appear iu it
Amend by striking out Foster and in
selling Briggs, and strike nut Hare and
insert Cranfill, and the ticket will be
nearer being a Prohibition ideal
Dog Meat a Good Meat.
The chief cook at the St. James
hotel, New York, tells an experience:
“1 like to try any new edible myself,
sometimes. A little while ago 1 had
a nice young dog. Somehow or other
the dog broke his leg, and so I killed
it. It was so nice and fat I thought I
woul-jl see how it would taste Coked,
so I prepared the dog like any one
would prepare a joint of pork, roasted
it and served it with the same sort of
dresstngone would put with pork, and
to a stranger the joint had all the ap-
pearance of pork, and it tasted delici-
oul It was very swtel and tender.”
This is a great country ; and th e
man who lives in it a week and
doesn’t get the sort of weather
that suits him must he hard to
Better have those water-pipes
mended forthwith. It may thaw.
Iron Production at Rusk.
Sulphur Springs Enterprise.
The iron furnaces at Rusk peniten
tiary are now in fuli blast, fuming out
iron for the new capitol. The iron
deposits of Texas are coining promi-
nent^ into notice of late, and no doubt
will be a source of great wealth to the
state in time. llie deposit in the
northeastern part of the state is enor
tnous and of the very finest quality,
besides it is surrounded by extensive
forests of pine, which will yiel i inex-
haustible quantities of charcoal for
working the ore.
Way of the Transgressor.
New York World.
AVhen we recall the history of ail the
members of the old Tweed ring, do we
not find, without a single exception,
the verification in a striking degree of
the saying that the way of the trans-
gressor is hard?
Off for a Cruise.
New York, January 7.—Jay Gould
left this city yesterday for Charleston,
where it is said he will board his yacht
Atalanta for his long proposed cruise in
Southern waters. The length of time
of his absence is unknown.
before. Wit hi
enlarged to a
paper, and its iim 13 to excel in
way as a (emp
paper. All w
south, are solk
$2 a year; to
earnings of the
ta Fe railway 1
ber 31, 1885, w
ing expenses, 8742,269;
ler of Texes, will be
g this year than ever
it a few weeks it will be
1 ' every
ranee and family news-
10 feel an euterest in the
tse in Texas and the
ited to subscribe. Terms
ministers $t. Sample
e Santa Fe.
Galveston, January 7.—The gross
Gulf, Colorado & San
rom July 1 to Decern-
ere $1,268,043; operat-
This powder niver varies. A marvel of
purity, strength amd wholesomeness. More
economical than kt,a« ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold iifc competition with the mul-
titude of low tgifit, short weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Sold only in cans.
Royai, Bakins Powder Oo\ 106 Wall-st.N.Y.
Cheap and Inferior Porous Plasters
will inevitably disappoint you, and are not
worth even the fe;w cents asked for them.
Among the numerous porous plasters offered
for sale Benson Capcine Plasters alone merit
implicit confidence. They have won their
great popularity a yith the people and gained
the voluntary endorsement of the medical
profession by their unequalled curative pow-
er, and by that only. When purchasing be
on your guard against worthless imitations
under misleading names, such as “Capsicin,”
“Capsicum,” “Oa, mein,” “Capsicine,” etc.,
as certain huckste ring druggists may try to
palm them off on you in plaee of the genu-
ine. It is better to deal with none but repu
table druggists. Ask for Benson’s, and see
that it bears the : ‘Three Seals” trade mark
and has the word Capcine cut in the centre.
Stagnation in Ohio.
The Republican prophecies of bard
times under a Democratic paesident
have prooved only too true. Two
roller-skating rinks in Ohio have just
gone into bankruptcy.
All tliat Science and Skill
could do to make :Benson’s Capcine Plasters
the best porous piasters, and also the best
general external r-femedy in the world, has
been done. When ever It is possible to im-
prove them it is de ne. Benson’s plasters are
not made to impose upon the credu-
lous, but to cure d sease. Their eminent suc-
cess has procured for them the voluntary
endorsement of 50(10 physicians, pharmacists,
and ‘druggists throughout the country, and
the outspoken prel erenee of the intelligent
public. They ere prompt, powerful,
cleanly and certain. They cure where
no others will evei i relieve. Refuse imita-
tions styled “Capsicin,” “Capsicum,” or
“Capucin,” plaste rs. Reputable druggists
only. The “Three Seals” trade mark on
the genuine and th e word “Capcine” cut in
the center of the pljaster.
New Kind off Energy.
It may be that the untidy condition
of our streets is due to misdirected
economy, but it looks more as if it
were due to unawakened energy.
There are »« Few Druggists
who care more to i nake a large profit on a
worthless article tl! an to wait for the pros-
perity that ultimati fiy results from honest
dealing. These are the men who, when asked
for a, Benson’s Cape ine Plaster, will recom-
mend some cheap t md trashy substitute or
imitation, saying it- is “just as good.” Some-
times they will do rsp and sell the miserable
imitation without r 3mark, allowing the cus
tomer to suppose hi i has Benson’s. If the
valueless plaster is returned Cheap John
will say he made a mistake; if not he has
done a good stroke of business. The public
is cautioned against John and all his ilk.
Buy of respectable druggists only. The gen-
ii»» ‘ he “Three Seals” trade
1 “Capcine” cut in the
uine Benson’s has v._
mark and the worjl
Prairie If* nd for Sale.
412 acres, one mile
with cedar posts anc
Land well adapted
n Rogers, all fenced
ee wires, good tank.
11 111 rrn 4- 5 m D*.t A
$4,800. Terms $1,00( i cash, balance on time.
Bjogers, Bell Co., Texas.
The undersigned, a Committee
of Directors of the Equitable Life
Assurance Society of the United
States, appointed to formulate the
views of the Board on the advan-
tages offered by the Society to the
1st. The Society issues all the
approved forms of assurance, in-
cluding Ordinary Life, Endow-
ment, and Tontine policies. It is
immaterial to the Directors which
form of policy is taken by intend-
2d. The Life and Endowment
forms of policy provide for annual
cash dividends and a surrender
value ; are indisputable after three
years, and payable immediately
after proof of death. /
3d. The premiums oil a Tontine
policy are the same as on the (Or-
dinary Life; but while the latter
i is (Duly payable in (the event pi
death, the holder of\ the Tontine
policy has the right to draw the
whole of the reserve and accumu-
lated profits in cash at the end of a
stated period ; thus, during his own
lifetime, after his producing years
are past, he can, without any larg-
er premium than on an ordinary
policy, secure these greater advan-
4th. Experience shows that the
return paid in cash on maturing
Tontine policies appoximates to
or exeeeds the amount of premi-
ums paid by policy-holders, so that
the average cost of the assurance
will be only about the interest on
5th. Tontine policies, like oth-
ers, are paid in full in the event of
death at any time during the term
of the policy, and are incontesta-
ble after three years and payable
immediately after clue proof of
6th. Experience shows that the
mortality is lower among Tontine
policy holders, as the better lives
seek this kind of assurance, which
is a considerable source of profit
7th. Tontine policies will be
made non-forfeitable under the
laws of the State, if so desired at
the time the assurance is effected.
8th. The Tontine system is fair
and just; its accounts are accu-
rately kept, separate from all other
business; the funds judiciously
invested and . improved, and the
accumulated profits faithfully
guarded and properly apportioned.
9tli. The Society has, since its
organization, transacted a larger
amount of new business than any
other company, while its new busi
ness for the first half of the present
year is $1,750,000 larger than that
of the first half of 1884. It has As-
sets $60,000,000, over $14,000,000
of Surplus, and its ratio of Sur-
plus to Liability is greater than
that of any other company.
Chauncey M. Depew,
John A. Stewart,
William A. Wheelock,
Charles G. Landon,
Henry B. Hyde,
Committee of the Board of Direc-
tors of the Equitable Life As-
surance Society of. the United
IXT ADDITION TO LAME RECEIPTS OP
HAVE JUST OPENED UP A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
iLnd Cigar Holders,
all sizes and sliapes. This line of goods is very elegant, anti smokers are invited to
call and examine them. Warranted to be as represented.
Soutli Side Avenue, Tex,
Call at once and see the
A Fine Stallion,
15j4 hands high, weig
saddle horse in Texas. Will sell, or trade
weightpiSO pounds; best
11, or trad'
for sheep, cattle or horses. References
J. L. Peay, or J. M. Spencer, Belton.
l-2t. Pendletonville, Bell Co., Texas.
Farm for Sale.
607 acres in the tract, 75 in state of good
cultivation and under fence. Good box
house and good well on the plaee. Cow
House creek runs through the tract. Plenty
of grass and timber, and good outlet for
stock. Is situated nine miles northwest of
Killeen in Coryell county. Will sell all or
part. Address, W. P. PAYNE,
50-4t Killeen, Bell Co., Texas.
Election, Tuesday, April 6.
WE are authorized to announce HENRY L.
KARNES as a candidate for re-election to
the office of Marshal of the city of Belton.
WE are authorized to announce C. C.
RATHER as a candidate for the office of
Marshal of the city of Belton.__
WE are authorized to announce J. T. HOL-
BERT as a candidate for the office of Mar-
shal of the city of Belton.
WE are authorized to announce T. PERRY
as a candidate for the office of Marshal of
the city of Belton.
WE are authorized to announce HOWELL
HALL as a candidate for the office of Mar-
shal of the city of Belton.
Ladies7 Fisc Curracoa Kid Shoes!
Reduced to $2.50 per Pair.
Formerly sold at
$3.25. We claim that they caimoi
bouse in tbe United States for the
HAMMERSMITH ft RAMEY
Main St., Ne^t Doort© Fairweather & Walker’s.
WILSON & AUSTIN,
Hardware, House Furnishing Goods,
STOVES AND FARM MACHINERY.
Flying Dutchman, Avery and Buford SULKIES, Mitchell and Newton?
WAGONS, Moline, John Deere, Buford and Avery Turning PLOWS, Smooth and
Barbed Fence WIRE, Blacksmith Supplies, Shelf Goods, Locks, Hinges, Butts, Nails
and Tools of every kind.
Is connected with our establishment, where all kinds of Tin and
will be done, and satisfaction guaranteed. Call and
Sheet Iron work
examine our stock before
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The Belton Journal. (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 14, 1886, newspaper, January 14, 1886; Belton, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth845436/m1/2/: accessed January 17, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lena Armstrong Public Library.