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   Mexia Evening Ledger (Newspaper) - September 19, 1899, Mexia, Texas                               Barnard Thanks PINKHAM FOR HEALTH. I TO HIS. riXKUAir MO. it feel It my duty my gratitude and thnnks to n-hat your medicine has done I was very miserable and log. very Imd bladder ip pains about the hearttnfl i-1 so dizzy and suffered menstruation. I was reading K-r alxmt Lydia E. sol wrote to yon taking two bottles I felt son. Your Vegetable Compound tircly cured me and I cannot 1 J. WASHINGTON ME. Convincing SUtcmni. iod three and the last ill nothing but an operation help me. My trouble was pro- sometimes 1 would thinfc 1 flow to death. I was so weak lie least work would tiro me. of so many being1 cured by lediciuc. I mr.de up my mind to to von lor and I am so int I did. I took Lydia E. Pink- VY-TcliO'lc Compound and Liver ad followed your and v v.'clI and sircmp. I .shall recom- your nicdirino to for it saved Mi.-s A. IJox 21 UN'S IRON TONIC i. ..r he 'ill. 7i n r 3 i i-' i'. Ai ft L. i r in. did- r i-i- uii'l K re- i -n nml liu ri'.t-Pi 1r. A j lur U. .BROWN'S IRON TONIC DO NEWSPAPERS Ar-- now i.Mim our Brnational Type-High Plates il LABOR-SAVING LENGTHS. quicker i i- u Ji r. 1- IT. t tin's uNce aid be ESTERN NEWSPAPER TEXAS. L. DOUGLAS SHOES Worth to SS compared mMi other makes. liulnmeci over i.unii.uuo wourtn. ALLLEAIKERS. ALL II'V C.1MIM L. llunllu1 lumi- prire HHBpcll on llAlUa. 'l.iKi- n. rlnlQied i LarKcn ii.rtken Illl 1 1 VI Hll'1'3 lU tbl i.il. ilon'iei MionlitkoeB r'l .1. UP 111 HL-IKljrOO 1'jh i butt i li.- In. ur cap Litiilnu'K- A Free. L. DOUGHS SHOE CO.. Brocfclon. r Ai c i n ii cGei QUICK tcCAPT. Sew York U D.C. i Thompson's Eye Water EDUCATIONAL. LIEGE OF OENTISTPJf lii ulY-i-iir riiiih i- i i i.' IN i Thirteenth Aft- i.n ivi April auili. r llic -luilf ol peDtlslrj c lilt. _ liiiiiiin Ofc U. DALLAS. NO. 37-1308 .4nMtcnnq Adicrtixments Kindly Mention This I'jpcr __ OM I'uTtderii to InlJ nlih the hmppltit n- mi In. ii-al anil rrrulnlr more than rnrmanfthiDg we Druggist fork. M. St Louisi iy three Cheroots iy you will get comfort its will buy in times how good they il you try them. id of a 50. cigar. IVroots smoked this yeir. ice. 3 5 cents. 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 emlnenc by mere honest worlc has neve teen better exemplified than by the recent election of M. B. McSweeney as governor of South Carolina. Prom n struggling whose daily earnings averaged but a few he has risen to be chief executive of ono of the representative southern states. Miies B. McSn-eeney. when years was left fatherless. His mother being the lad's struggles for a livglihood. began when he was 9 years of age. With a few pennies he bought some copies of a Charleston he sola on the s-t-eetu. Ills first day's work netted him 8 cents. The next day he earned M cents. For several months ho ped- dled newspapers through the streets of Chat lesion. Then he secured a position as in a book store. This was when he was 10 years old. He continued to sell his paper in the even- ing. When he was 14 years old Mc- Swccnry was the devil in the Charles- ton Oiizette office. 1'or two yeara he M-rved In thia and then went served as secretary of the company for a number of years. Mr. McSwee- ney'a record aa a Democrat Is well known and he did faithful work for his party in 1876. McSweeuey moved to Ninety lii Abbeville and commenced the publication of the Ninety Six Guardian. This -was his first business venture. He had a cap- ital of and purchased a second- hand press and outQt for paying cash In first payment. 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 owed. On the 22d of the first of the Hampton County Guardian appeared and it has been published ever since by Mr. McSweeney. Mr. McSweeney has ever been foremost in everything calcu- lated to help his town and counly. He Is regarded as one of the best business men In Ms section and has seen successful in AN APED O1ANT. Man of HUionrl DIM the of 1O8. Sedalia correspondent St Louis Paul the old- est man In Pettis and probably the oldest man west of the is dying at his home near Georgetown at the age of 108 years. For twenty-one days he has not tasted the only nourishment having passed his lips be ing a little water from time to time. Brown was a most remarkable of large and possessed the strength of a giant. 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 Uurk Job printers. From t.iere he went to Edward where he completed his apprenticeship as 11 Job printer. At this time the Washington and J.ec university of Lex- hud offered scholarship 10 tlie Charleston Typographical was to be awarded to the most dfccrving of the young men then em- ployed in the. Charleston printing of- llccs. Hy a majority of votes of the members of the union young Mcdwct-- noy chosen and the scholarship awarded him. On account of the lack of mear.K he found that he ctfvnd i pay for his board and and was J after spending part of a seb- i sion. to Hie university and give I up his desire for a collegiate lion. all good typos at that time lir was a uniuii printer and served Co- himbKi Typographical union as corre- sponding secretary and afterward as jircsiilpiit. He was among the first to BiKii the roll for reorganization of the Phoenix hook and ladder company and every undertaking. 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 girl. McSweeney has al- ways been prominent in and lias been twice honored as a delegate to the democratic national convention. At the flnst St. Louis in he voted for Cleveland and Thur- 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 legislature. 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 colonel. lengths and split them Into fence rails. He carried In this way enough timber to make fencing for a ten-acre field he owned. At the age of 106 yeara he opened a stone quarry on his doing all the heavy work fre- quently lifting rocks weighing 250 which his two hired men were unable to shift. Brown's hands'are of large being ten Inches long from the wrist to the tips of the fingers. They are now cov- ered with parch- ment-like al- 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 covering. worked as In- dustriously 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 fist. I have more than once seen him knock a frac- tious cow down with bis Three months ago Paul Brown celebrated his 108th and among tha dlnnpi guests were n number of Sedalia. bank business and professional men. To show his Paul Brown jumped over the back of a high kitchen with the apparent agility and supple ness of a deer. He bad never been sick until his present when he was DR. KEIL'S DREAM OP JUSTICE AMONG MEN. Bit Old MKioarl Colony In Only for B Wblli bat TTM Finally Killed by Accumulation Vut Wealth. 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 thoee Ideas embraced In the rights to all and privileges to once actually applied In the establishment and subsequent existence of wjiat is historically known as the Bethel Pol- founded and operated on wlud- WIJ1U- Ing shores of North la Shelby yet be traced upon some of the de- scendants of the temperate dreamers of former days. Perhaps the crowning work of theso Industrious from an architec- tural was the erection of the colony which until recently stood In simple grandeur as a memory of better days. This edifice was con- structed of brick and after the type of churches In the fatherland. It was paved with provided with an organ loft. It was crowded each Sunday with the In the zenith of their numbered per- haps a thousand souls. The type of religion can uot be well defined or as Dr. Keil waa the leader In things spiritual as well as tempo- ral. From the Information that Is at- tainable 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 tlllty of this region were borne to the' ears of the lender of tbe colonists a'ndj around his fireside were discussed tbe plans and hopes of future domain be-f yond the Rockies. Under the dlrec-' tlon of Dr. Kell an Infant colony had1 been by the tol which 'had been given the Somp people would like to have an Inquisition to compel liberality and toleration. stricken suddenly with the withering blight of old when hla left him in a night-time and he became as helpless as a new-born babe. Children Kept At one of the Socialist strongholds of the public school children receive free food and clothing at tbe expense of the town. Every woman who owns a cat thinks she has It under perfect control. SUICIDE OF A CHINAMAN. Id'Kttrilrfl liy US Crluiu. Tlio murderous asoauit upou Gee Chung a Chinese who liml oa the r'ranklin by his Chin who afterward hcingeil himself in a has stirred chinamen 10 a high pitch of ex- liicmcnt the Baltimore Sun. The feeling ruons the Chinese is that Chin by hanging has been much disgraced and will be pondemnr I Hi terrible punishment for his crime. Ili.s it is will enter some animal of a1 low such as a and IIP will suffer greatly. Cliin Fook a and under ordinary cir- nim.vtaiK-es his funeral would be largc- aiiciidfd a'nd accompanied many Masonic and Chinr.-c riten. It is stated wvtral Chinamen that owing to hi Miieiclc not much notice will be taken of IIM burial and he will be interim t much ceremony. 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 n'ay find his way back when lie re- lurns to life. Fried chicken rice are placed in the grave for him to stib- SHE WOUID DIE IN HER DID HOME. THE COLONY CHURCH. From a Mo. Several years ago Dr. D. R. McAnally tbe eru- dite editor of the St. Louis Christian In an editorial on tbe sub- ject of asserted that the Onelda community In New the Bethel Colony and Its the Aurora were the notable instances of the application of the theory of communism upon American Boll. Aside from this alight mention SISt during the time he Is sup- l in is not expected to come because of his and no in llli' ur K. proof can be given of the of training of both offl- H ru tiiiit flne thp 11 than the fact in ALICE PIERSON There is a battle royal being waged the old homestead of MM in_ Philadelphia between and Plerson and the residence of otthc u happena R. f a member be a candidate. V3Cant' there was Post' C- H D. I. sentiment. At the corner of Ninth nnd Main streets there resides a lone Mrs. Alice Plerson. who has reached the age of S3 years. The old homestead in which she lives has been her only shelter all her life and be- longed to her parents before her. It was one of the residences of the pio- neers of the borough and has a historic record. Recently a sup- posed to he one of the two large trol- ley companies which have terminals opposite old ap- through thn agency of Dan- iel D. Mnllln of the own- Alice ___ IK Mrs. Charles Wiggins. Of these two only Mrs. Wiggins has consented to sell. Every effort to secure Mrs. Pleraon's property has failed. The homestead of Mrs. Plerson Is the most desirable of all the property inasmuch as It occupies tbe site immediately at the corner. Every inducement has been held forth to the aged hut her sentiment has been e.a strong that she refuses to part com- pany with the house that for eighty- three long years has been tbe scene of her domestic happiness. In an Inter- view with a reporter she love the old place so that If these Ninth and Main gays trie Times. A thirty days' option was given on the properties at the corner by W. W. George S. Enos Ver- lenden and P. I. Tyler. 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 narra- as tbe historian of its achieve nenta seems to have been omitted from Ita or left behind In the long Journey. 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 kind. Dr. William the priest and king of this west- 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 suc- cessful were his labors can not be as- but for some pre- sumably that of preaching strange doc- he was upon the car- by his ecclesiastical by whom he was deprived of his minis- terial authority. He then formulated this communistic organized thla and with bis followers em- igrated westward and founded this col- which survives Its wreck so far as appearances are In the pres- ent town of where the quaint buildings of the early colonists are still pointed out to the Inquisitive traveler. 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. Kell. A com- mon boarding house was the unmarried male members of the community and a common storehouse waa kept where tbe fami- lies were supplied with their allotted must have been a cross between tbe apostles' creed and the teachings of the Koran. 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 creature. The observance of religious ceremonies he rigidly enforced. 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 church. East of Bethel and down the plctur esque North river was erected tbe man- sion house of Dr. where be lived and dispensed the hospitality of a feu- dal monarch. The with It3 numerous was called wae built by tbe common la- and was a part of the possessions of the but It was designed and used as the residence of the leader or governor. A commodious banquet hall served Its and there Is a tra- dition that Dr. Keil lived and regned here In this western wilderness after the fashion of the great King Solo- with perhaps the major portion of Solomon's wives and concubines left out. The colony was founded In the. year same of and though tnei dreams of Ito originators hare like the gleam of the borealls the town still flourishes In the state of Oregon. The vision of the Bethel colonists broadened by this and their1 gaze turned toward the sunset. their ruAe plastered houses they thought much about the distant of tbe Willamette whence came tbe good tidings from their brethren. was the day of the ox and the4 journey would consume months of yet many wished to undertake It. Among others who caught the ern fever was a favorite son of Dr.. who dreamed fond dreams of land of protnlM. After much solicita- tion bis father consented that he might- 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 holiday. The newly awakened flame of ambition burned with Increasing fervor In his ful but there came a fateful1 hour in which be was seized with an- other deadlier and more than the which added Its fire to the flame of the Increasing rath- er than diminishing the glow. In his delirium tbe long-cherished Aurora was more real than ever to his disor- dered be o' green' he saw tbe somber beauty of. the and could hear tbe beat on the distant there may have been a fair-haired German whcee beckoning hand allured at teast he exacted a promise from his father that In the event of his pected death be should be burledj among the scenes where bis mind heart had already lingered. He and amid the gloom which' pervaded the mansion house at Ellm his father made haste to fulfill the vow- to his lamented son. An emigrant train was organized among the Ists who wished to the body was encased In an Iron coffin conUra- Ing placed in the front wagon of the train drawn by six and amid the lamentations of the remain- ing members of the colony there was begun what Is perhaps the strangest and most stupendous funeral march In the history of our land. After montas of weary travel over plain and moun- tain the tired but faithful mourners arrived at and the father re- ligiously fulfilled the pledge to hla dy- ing son. 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 pines. dwindled Forty Everybody Is laughing In New York at tue success of a rogue In swindling forty lawyers. Hl.s mode of operating was to retain lawyers to prosecute rail- road companies for fictitious personal agreeing to dlvTde the pro- and on the strength of sucji re- tainer to borrow small sums of money. Cheating a lawyer Is regarded u remarkable test of H the Yorkshire wagoner regarded tbe THE RESIDENCE OF DR. KEIL. portions of the storekeeper managing the accounts and supplying the necessaries according to tbe com- munal regulations. The attention of those frugal people was directed to- 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 disap- peared from our were made Into hats and gloves. 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 Klosdlto '.ne translucent glow of red liquor and could me part with If tkf iBflnenos 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- umphant achievement which adorns so grandly the successful struggle of In- dividual life. Around the departure of the founder there Is a story that almost baffles human tbough It Is a well-attested fact. 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 marvel- 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 pn- plle. Tbe honest wagoner Nlch- olan B guinea In token of admlmtloa for his Argus. Womu According to tbe Paris police baa been a marked Increaae of In tbe number of women that city. It seems they cannot resist the temptation offered by the In tbe large shops. s BOM for MeyelM. Music boxes for bicycles art MV. by a Inn Iq tymhswu Oeraaar. _-_ NfiWSPAPERflRCH   

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