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Mexia Evening Ledger (Newspaper) - September 19, 1899, Mexia, Texas Barnard Thanks PINKHAM FOR I TO MO. it feel It my duty my gratitude and to your medicine has done I was very miserable and very Imd bladder ip pains about the so dizzy and suffered I was reading K-r Lydia E. sol wrote to yon taking two bottles I felt Your Vegetable Compound cured me and I cannot 1 J. WASHINGTON ME. Convincing iod three and the last ill nothing but an operation help me. My trouble was sometimes 1 would 1 flow to I was so weak lie least work would tiro me. of so many cured by I up my mind to to von lor and I am so int I I took Lydia E. Compound and Liver ad followed your and v and I your to for it saved A. 21 UN'S IRON TONIC i. he 7i n r 3 i Ai ft L. i r in. r K re- i -n nml liu 1r. A j lur U. IRON TONIC DO NEWSPAPERS now our Type-High Plates il LABOR-SAVING quicker i i- u Ji r. 1- IT. t tin's uNce aid be ESTERN NEWSPAPER L. DOUGLAS SHOES Worth to SS compared mMi other over ALL L. on n. i 1 1 VI lU tbl UP 111 1'jh i butt i In. ur cap A L. DOUGHS SHOE r Ai c i n ii QUICK Sew York U D.C. i Thompson's Eye Water LIEGE OF lii i- i i IN i Thirteenth ivi April r ol c Ofc U. NO. 37-1308 Kindly Mention This OM to the mi In. anil more than we Druggist M. St Louisi iy three Cheroots iy you will get comfort its will buy in times how good they il you try id of a 50. smoked this ice. 3 5 CO MEXIA EVENING LEDGER fr VOL. 149. SEPTEMBER 19. N. ED. AND PUB. VANISHED AS OTHERS FROM NEWSBOY TO GOVERNOR The opportunity offered the youth o America to attain positions of by mere honest has neve teen better exemplified than by the recent election of M. B. McSweeney as governor of South Prom n struggling whose daily earnings averaged but a few he has risen to be chief executive of ono of the representative southern B. when years was left His mother being the lad's struggles for a began when he was 9 years of With a few pennies he bought some copies of a Charleston he sola on the Ills first day's work netted him 8 The next day he earned M For several months ho newspapers through the streets of Chat Then he secured a position as in a book This was when he was 10 years He continued to sell his paper in the When he was 14 years old was the devil in the ton 1'or two yeara he In thia and then went served as secretary of the company for a number of Mr. record aa a Democrat Is well known and he did faithful work for his party in 1876. moved to Ninety lii Abbeville and commenced the publication of the Ninety Six This his first business He had a cap- ital of and purchased a hand press and for paying cash In first But he had energy and was a good workman and gave the people a newsy lived economically and in the course of a year he paid every dollar he On the 22d of the first of the Hampton County Guardian appeared and it has been published ever since by Mr. Mr. McSweeney has ever been foremost in everything lated to help his town and He Is regarded as one of the best business men In Ms section and has seen successful in AN APED Man of DIM the of 1O8. Sedalia correspondent St Louis Paul the est man In Pettis and probably the oldest man west of the is dying at his home near Georgetown at the age of 108 For twenty-one days he has not tasted the only nourishment having passed his lips be ing a little water from time to Brown was a most remarkable of large and possessed the strength of a At the age of 98 he carried logs sixteen feet long from a clearing to his a distance of a quarter of a where he cut them Into two ith Job From he went to Edward where he completed his apprenticeship as 11 Job At this time the Washington and university of hud offered scholarship 10 tlie Charleston Typographical was to be awarded to the most of the young men then em- ployed in Charleston printing of- Hy a majority of votes of the members of the union young noy chosen and the scholarship awarded On account of the lack of he found that he i pay for his board and and was J after spending part of a i to Hie university and give I up his desire for a collegiate all good typos at that time lir was a printer and served Typographical union as secretary and afterward as He was among the first to the roll for reorganization of the Phoenix hook and ladder company and every Mr. McSweeney was married on the 12th day of to Miss Mattle Miles and their union has been blessed with six four of whom are and one McSweeney has ways been prominent in and lias been twice honored as a delegate to the democratic national At the St. Louis in he voted for Cleveland and and at the convention in he voted for Bryan and He served the democracy of his county for ten years as county de- clining it In when he was elected to the He has always taken great interest In the military of his state and was on the staff of General Stokes and General Moore in the rank of major and lieutenant lengths and split them Into fence He carried In this way enough timber to make fencing for a ten-acre field he At the age of 106 yeara he opened a stone quarry on his doing all the heavy work lifting rocks weighing 250 which his two hired men were unable to Brown's of large being ten Inches long from the wrist to the tips of the They are now ered with most every vestige of flesh having dried from hla leaving tbe bones B b o w 1 n g through the trans- pa r e n t worked as In- at 100 years says 51 most young men at 20. He took pride In his great strength and gloried la the fact that he could split a two-Inch oak board with his I have more than once seen him knock a cow down with bis Three months ago Paul Brown celebrated his 108th and among tha guests were n number of bank business and professional To show his Paul Brown jumped over the back of a high kitchen with the apparent agility and supple ness of a He bad never been sick until his present when he was DR. KEIL'S DREAM OP JUSTICE AMONG Bit Old Colony In Only for B bat TTM Finally Killed by Accumulation Vut Few of those who read the books of Bellamy and who dream of an Ideal where each citizen la equal to every other citizen and all are alike rich with a common are aware that Ideas embraced In the rights to all and privileges to once actually applied In the establishment and subsequent existence of is historically known as the Bethel founded and operated on Ing shores of North la Shelby yet be traced upon some of the de- of the temperate dreamers of former Perhaps the crowning work of Industrious from an tural was the erection of the colony which until recently stood In simple grandeur as a memory of better This edifice was con- of brick and after the type of churches In the It was paved with provided with an organ It was crowded each Sunday with the In the zenith of their numbered haps a thousand The type of religion can uot be well defined or as Dr. Keil waa the leader In things spiritual as well as From the Information that Is at- he seems to have preached a sort of polyglot utilitarian doctrine difficult to but if all are true there were many pious souls among even though their leader held and preached tenets of faith that rolli 5to and bun Save his own Tales of tbe natural beauty and of this region were borne to ears of the lender of tbe colonists around his fireside were discussed tbe plans and hopes of future domain yond the Under the tlon of Dr. Kell an Infant colony been by the tol which been given the Somp people would like to have an Inquisition to compel liberality and stricken suddenly with the withering blight of old when hla left him in a and he became as helpless as a Children Kept At one of the Socialist strongholds of the public school children receive free food and clothing at tbe expense of the Every woman who owns a cat thinks she has It under perfect SUICIDE OF A liy US murderous Gee Chung a Chinese who liml oa the by his Chin who afterward himself in a has stirred chinamen 10 a high pitch of ex- the Baltimore Sun. The feeling ruons the Chinese is that Chin by hanging has been much disgraced and will be I Hi terrible punishment for his it is will enter some animal of a1 low such as a and IIP will suffer Fook a and under ordinary his funeral would be accompanied many Masonic and It is stated Chinamen that owing to hi not much notice will be taken of IIM burial and he will be interim t much Ordinarily thj t relative of the deceased sits on the box of the hoarse v. ith the driver and scatters uits of paper along the route from the undertakers rooms to the in order that the dead man find his way back when lie re- lurns to Fried chicken rice are placed in the grave for him to SHE DIE IN HER DID THE COLONY From a Mo. Several years ago Dr. D. R. McAnally tbe dite editor of the St. Louis Christian In an editorial on tbe sub- ject of asserted that the community In New the Bethel Colony and Its the Aurora were the notable instances of the application of the theory of communism upon American Aside from this alight mention SISt during the time he Is l in is not expected to come because of his and no in ur K. proof can be given of the of training of both H ru thp 11 than the fact in ALICE PIERSON There is a battle royal being waged the old homestead of MM Philadelphia between and and the residence of u happena R. f a member be a there was C- H D. I. At the corner of Ninth nnd Main streets there resides a lone Mrs. Alice who has reached the age of The old homestead in which she lives has been her only shelter all her life and be- longed to her parents before It was one of the residences of the of the borough and has a historic Recently a posed to he one of the two large ley companies which have terminals opposite old through thn agency of iel D. of the Alice IK Mrs. Charles Of these two only Mrs. Wiggins has consented to Every effort to secure Mrs. property has The homestead of Mrs. Is the most desirable of all the property inasmuch as It occupies tbe site immediately at the Every inducement has been held forth to the aged hut her sentiment has been strong that she refuses to part com- pany with the house that for three long years has been tbe scene of her domestic In an Inter- view with a reporter she love the old place so that If these Ninth and Main gays trie A thirty option was given on the properties at the corner by W. W. George S. Enos lenden and P. I. The other properties sought bf tbe syndicate are my I would sit In front of It In my chair and die under Its it has been my shelter In sunshine and storm since tbe fame of this singular experiment has been confined to fireside as tbe historian of its achieve nenta seems to have been omitted from Ita or left behind In the long Like nearly all modern co-operative schemes of similar character this was conceived and planned In the brain of a religious who doubtless dreamed that he was a chosen power usher In a brighter day for human Dr. William the priest and king of this irn was a Methodist preacher if German who labored among his race and kindred In portions of Pennsylvania and how long he continued In the ministry or how were his labors can not be but for some pre- that of preaching strange he was upon the by his ecclesiastical by whom he was deprived of his terial He then formulated this communistic organized thla and with bis followers em- westward and founded this col- which survives Its wreck so far as appearances are In the ent town of where the quaint buildings of the early colonists are still pointed out to the Inquisitive These colonists secured by entry or purchase a large tract of valuable acres of which was Inclosed as the common field where the Individuals labored under the direction of over- seers appointed by Dr. A com- mon boarding house was the unmarried male members of the community and a common storehouse waa kept where tbe lies were supplied with their allotted must have been a cross between tbe creed and the teachings of the Dr. Keil claimed to be In- like the Apostle and the older colonists acquiesced In this as sumption and rendered him tbe bom age due to a superior The observance of religious ceremonies he rigidly Each Sabbath morn Ing the inhabitants were zealously rounded up by tbe primitive policeman or and this may in part account for the Immense attendance of the famous old East of Bethel and down the esque North river was erected tbe sion house of Dr. where be lived and dispensed the hospitality of a dal The with numerous was called wae built by tbe common and was a part of the possessions of the but It was designed and used as the residence of the leader or A commodious banquet hall served Its and there Is a dition that Dr. Keil lived and here In this western wilderness after the fashion of the great King with perhaps the major portion of Solomon's wives and concubines left The colony was founded In year same of and though dreams of Ito originators hare like the gleam of the the town still flourishes In the state of The vision of the Bethel colonists broadened by this and gaze turned toward the their ruAe plastered houses they thought much about the distant of tbe Willamette whence came tbe good tidings from their was the day of the ox and journey would consume months of yet many wished to undertake It. Among others who caught the ern fever was a favorite son of who dreamed fond dreams of land of After much tion bis father consented that he and he began preparing for hla de- parture from tbe mansion house a journey that would span half but which seemed to him as the coming of a The newly awakened flame of ambition burned with Increasing fervor In his ful but there came a hour in which be was seized with an- other deadlier and more than the which added Its fire to the flame of the Increasing er than diminishing the In his delirium tbe Aurora was more real than ever to his dered be o' he saw tbe somber beauty of. the and could hear tbe beat on the distant there may have been a fair-haired German beckoning hand allured at teast he exacted a promise from his father that In the event of his death be should be among the scenes where bis mind heart had already He and amid the gloom pervaded the mansion house at his father made haste to fulfill the to his lamented An emigrant train was organized among the Ists who wished to the body was encased In an Iron coffin Ing placed in the front wagon of the train drawn by six and amid the lamentations of the ing members of the colony there was begun what Is perhaps the strangest and most stupendous funeral march In the history of our After montas of weary travel over plain and tain the tired but faithful mourners arrived at and the father re- fulfilled the pledge to hla ing The Bethel brethren saw their patriarch no tbe colony dwindled and the of many winters have lain upon the grave of the who sleeps beside son under tbe Oregon dwindled Forty Everybody Is laughing In New York at tue success of a rogue In swindling forty mode of operating was to retain lawyers to prosecute road companies for fictitious personal agreeing to the and on the strength of re- tainer to borrow small sums of Cheating a lawyer Is regarded u remarkable test of H the Yorkshire wagoner regarded tbe THE RESIDENCE OF DR. portions of the storekeeper managing the accounts and supplying the necessaries according to tbe com- The attention of those frugal people was directed ward and In the palmy and prosperous days of tbe enterprise Bethel was a miniature was spun from tbe wool of the colony which roamed In vast herds over the virgin attended by the designated and tbe skin of wild which had not then from our were made Into hats and Distilleries and breweries were In -ij i where the bloom of the I am so linked to It that not all I fl Jdi of and com was preserved In the gold of the Bast or the translucent glow of red liquor and could me part with If tkf which 1S45 and prospered until the departure of Its leader In though to the student of social problems tbe result would seem a leveling of human hoped and aspirations rather than that tri- achievement which adorns so grandly the successful struggle of In- dividual Around the departure of the founder there Is a story that almost baffles human It Is a well-attested Dr. like Joshua of had sent out spies to view the realms of the distant whither be hoped to ex- tend the Influence of his communistic some had others remained enchanted with tbe ous scenery and enraptured with the promise of the morning dawn of tkat wondrous feat of Nicholas ft in thrashing schoolmaster who was famous for flogging bis Tbe honest wagoner olan B guinea In token of for his According to tbe Paris police baa been a marked of In tbe number of women that It seems they cannot resist the temptation offered by the In tbe large s BOM for Music boxes for bicycles art by a Inn Iq
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