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Minnie Conv. nor Tear
Clulx ot Ten, to oue PimotQce i
1'IuIhi of KUiwn
Clubs oX Twenty
The Texas Sittings investigation is
awakening the echoes of a dark and
hidden corner, affecting legislation.
In reference to the state treasurer
the Panola Watchman says, "there is
no good sense in keeping a man In
Thk Dallas Times agrees with Mr.
Etheridge In wanting penitentiary
superintendence kindly to the cause
The Trint proposes to back the as
sertion with money, that it has nearly
twice as many subscribers in Galves
ton as the News.
The president has gone a fishing
in Florida. If the small fry bite
well he will stay and ilsh on; if not
he will soon return to Washington.
The whisky market has been most
t seriously disturbed of late. Large
failures have occurred in Kentucky,
.and prices appear to be going lower.
IT W thought now that Col.
Jlaynes, collector at Brownsville, will
bold his ofllce until the term expires,
and then that Mr. Godrich, his depu
ty, will get the place.
Patti, AlbanL Salchl and other
noted musicians, have given a con
cert in New York in aid of Washing
ton anil Leo university. The gener
osity of these great singers is prover
The Republican organs are very
anxious for the Democrats to stop
til king aliout the new tarill law.
They have also been always very anx
ious for the Democrats to stop talking
about JJie infamous Republican frauds
The New York Sun Ik lievcs that
jtlit Sirauge Uhiiii in Khodti Island
li4fc perished in the bud. Jlutkr's
speech at Providence, favoring his
election, is said to bo more destructive
than a black frost.
T legislature of California has
given fc7tf)0 to the Ladies Silk Cul
ture association of that state, and has
established a silk bureau. The silk
Industry In that state, is thought,
will soon be among the foremost
threes of production. r
Att;tion is called to the admira
ble letter of Bev. 15. A." ltogers, of
Waco, concerning prisou reform. Mr.
liogers is a most profound thinker
ud a comprehensive observer, and
ihls observation of prison life and his
(thought upon prison reform m;ike
Thb ftr step in the transformation
off jtjtxe Church, ot England in the
Nwnrican .colonies & '.the Protestant
A 'viaj iiuirch in tha United
Episc '. ii;kt,ti in March, 1"S3, and
States m . M appropriately cele
the centenn. Connecticut, on
brated at WW. if
the 28th of Manli. '
' " The Age says that the a
Is not so reckless us to asst. 'jho
certain state officer is not hones...
Statesman has not been recki.
enough to state that any state officer
is dishonest. It criticises the acts of
public men, and is generous enough
to accord to error a misguided con
science. A passage under the Alps the St.
Gothard tunnel was opened, con
necting Italy and Germany. The
trade through it has become immense,
and yet Great Britain is shivering
and hesitating whether to allow the
cutting of a channel tunnel, through
which billions of trade would pour
Juihie Hancock's name is men
tioned in connection with the post
master generalship. The rumor is
certainly groundless, since a Democrat
would not le offered a cabinet posi
tion, and besides Judge Hancock
would hardly give up a brilliant ca
reer in the house for a sort of political
The treasury estimates indicate
that under the new tar ill law the
revenue will lie increased, taking as a
basis last year's importations. The
tar i IT tinkers had no idea of hurting
the liarons' feelings by cutting down
their liounties to any appreciable ex
tent On the contrary, the tariff
taxes were positively increased on
Not nviny days ago the Dallas Her
ald, in one of its long-winded editor
als, BiUd of the Statesman's opposi
tion to the penitentiary leases: "Its
reckless articles have leen so intensely
bitter as to have the effect of actually
producing a reaction 'in favor of the
penitentiary lease." How wonderfully
full of perception and truth is the
The Austin Statesman wants the
v of legislators increased. The ma-
ority of the members dont earn half
he amount receiveu now. uaivesion
Our contemporary is mistaken. A
majority of the legislature has signal
ized itself by discarding a scheme
more damaging to Texas than the ex
pense of twenty sessions of the legis
Hiram Sibley & Co,, seedsmen of
Chicago, Illinois, and of Rochester,
New York, are complimenting all the
editors la the country with splendid
packages of seeds of all kinds for the
vegetable and the flower garden, and
the newspapers are generally making
the enterprising establishment known
to the trade as a most reliable one.
The Statesman was complimented
like the other papers.
In Stuttgart, "Germany, there is an
American public library, consisting of
books and publications relating to
America, which have been donated
by citizens of this country. This
library is consulted by those in search
of information about the United
SUUs before emigrating or Investing
money here. In order to render the
library still more valuable s a means
of enlightening the people of Ger
many concerning America, it is now
proposed to connect with it a perma
nent exhibition of American national
products, comprising samples of agri
culture, (horticulture, mineral speci
mens, etc The idea is a good one,
and deserves encourageniout. The
rroiect can hardly fail to be of ad"
t:!ire In th to this country and
v !,o 1 1 ,!i : i !.:; cou:ii:g to it,
A movement has been started for
the purchase of Liberty Hall, the
home of the late Alex. II. Stephens,
by the people of Crawfordville and
Taliaferro county, Georgia, that it
may be preserved as a memorial of
the dead statesman; and it is also pro
posed that Mr. Wl W. Story be com
missioned to execute a marble statue
of Mr. Stephens in his roller chair for
one of Georgia's niches in the federal
In Massachusetts a railroad con
ductor whose disobedience of orders
caused a collision and the loss of sev
eral lives, has been found guilty of
manslaughter. At last the law is be
ginning to discover that somebody is
responsible for railroad accidents.
Where carelessness results in injury
to persons or loss of life, the train of
ficers should be criminally prosecuted,
and the railroad company should be
held liable for the daimiges done to
persons and property by its negligent
or reckless employes.
The department of agriculture will
shortly establish, near the city of
Washington, an experimental farm
and hospital for the treatment of do
mestic animals, with a view to as
certaining by a series of scientillc ex
periments what are the causes of such
diseases us Texas fever, pleuro-pneu-monia,
etc., and what are the liest
methods of preventing or curing
them. The experiments will be un
der the direction of Dr. Ik .Salmon,
of Asheville, North Carolina, it sivc
hdist, who has leen for some time
engaged in such Investigations.
A NEW purpose in the journey of
President Diaz, of Mexico, through
the United States has been discov
ered. It is now reported to be de
signed wholly for effect on the pend
ing reciprocity treaty. Diaz, it seems
'is to brought into contact with per
sons of influence in the deliberations
of the senate. This looks like loir-
rolling, but 04 it is in a good
cause uo fault need be found with it.
The Globe-Democrat in touching up
on this subject says : "The truth is,
unless a reciprocity treaty, with lib
eral provisions, can be established, a
good de;d of the money that our peo
ple are putting into Mexican railways
will bejiferally thrown away. There
can "be enly ft minimum of business
for the numerous ra.uU so long its
there is a 40 per cent tariff on one
side of the lllo Grande mid an 80 per
cent tariff on the other.
A i-KTTEK from Gen. Johnson, of
Burnet, aprajrfc in this issue. Itisin
relation to the schcel kind bill, and.
conforming so well to the opinions of
the Statesman, it gives special
pleasure to present his opinions to
our readers. Itsis not to classes in
di&srent sections of the state that
legislation k due in relation
to the disposal of acjipo! lands, but t o
the children of the stat, Wfi.Q are
promised an education out of what is
deriv from them in the way of in
come. The .rjee of the hinds should
twj; be too high, aaJ the interest
skSWVf le low. By this menus many
xm3 be induced to deal w ith
P0- Tl3 state should he rea-
fixing Wt only prices
'e, but w lanus
should be lv
Unless this , ...
will have its lands usi.
Private lands will be disp
homes, and the adjacent schi
will remain as common, from
no revenue will be derived.
The growth of gold and silver min
ing in Arizona in the past three years
is as remarkable as that of any other
state or territory of the Union in the
best days of either of them. Up to
1S70 the largest product of the mines
of that territory in any year was
3.550,000. In 1882 the amount
reached $8,757,000. From .the best
accessible data the mines ot Arizona
since the inquisition by the United
States have yielded as follows:
TkUI priMluc't of silver ainl gold jmm;ii
Something like 75 per cent of this
amount is set down as silver. The
possibilities of that territory as here
indicated are very great. Stories
heretofore regarded fabulous are told
of its argentiferous riches in the days
of Spanish dominion, and recent ex
periences teud to remove the doubt in
which they have been held.
The Mexican Cent rid railway, con
structing from El Paso, Texas, to tha
City of Mexico, via Chihuahua, la
completed to the last named point
about 225 miles with nearly 100 ail
ditional miles graded, besides 'being:
built from the City of Mexico, north
via Leon, about 258 miles. With its.
thirty odd miles on the Tampico
division, the company has completed
over 525- miles of railway in less thaa
two years, besides the Guanajuato-
branch recently finished into th
mineral city. Forty . kilome
tres of the Vera Crut
and Alvarncln railrn:nt have
been completed. The last spikeln the
railroad connecting Pachuca with the
Mexican railway at irolo was driven
on tne van or December. The Mexl
can Central railroad is now comple
ted fifty miles south of Chihuahua,
and the track is being hud at the rate-
of one and one-half miles per day.
The branch of the Mexican National
from Matamoras to Mier is now in
course of construction. The Sonora
railway company, a part of the Atcn-
wiia mmtileted on the 25th of Octo
ber hist. It connects Guaymas with
Boston via Nogales and the Atcni-
son, Topeka ana banta a e nnes.
beinar two hundred and seventy-six
miles ion?, and was constructed in
less than two and a half years. The
Mexican National railroad is com
pleted from Laredo. Texas, and the
Bio Grande, to Santa Catarina, eight
miles oevond Monterev. and witn its
Manzaniilo, Maravatio ami other
branches has about four hundred
miles of operating road in the repub
lic all finished up in about two years.
The lines of this corporation cover
about two thousand miles in Mexico,
and will connect with Galveston di
rect as an ocean outlet on the Atlan
tic slope via the Texas Mexican rail
The municipal contest is over
in Chicago, and Carter Harrison again
hetnled the Dt-niixjratic tiekft, which
aw ei't the tit-1-1.
It is said when the president first
proposed his junketing trip to Fort
ress Monroe and Florida he invited
everv member of the cabinet, as a
matter of courtesy, except "Brewster,
attorney general." "Why this thus V"
was asked by many. It now leaks
out that the president did not want
the bibulous attorney general, be
cause of his well-known weakness
for "tanking ud" when on trips of
Missouri gives her legislators only
a dollar a day, and many of them are
not worth this sum.
The debt of the United States, less
cash in the treasury, is $1,576,931,288.
The decrease since June 30 is nearly
Speakership gossip is to the effect
that Randall has pooled issues with
John G. Thompson, candidate for
A gen En Al order has been issued
by the navy department changing the
title of the grade of master to that of
lieutenant, and the title of midship
man to ensign.
Thirty people killed in Arizona in
two weeks is the sum total of the
blood-work of the Apaches. In re
turn, the United States troops have
gained a great victory in the capture
of one old squaw.
The papers of Louisiana are stir
ring up a fuss about the state treasury
leing plundered. It appears that
public hinds have lccn sold and cash
received therefore, while these very
lands have lieen covered by MeEnery
Tom Ociiilti:eic ought to be pro
moted to the secretaryship of the
treasury, for he is the greatest of
living linanciers. He has just
paid the government a claim against
him for ten thousand dollars with his
promise to pay five hundred dollars.
Mk. J. G. Batte has sold the Bel
ton Journal to Messrs. Hunter and
Bobinson, printers for many years in
his employ. Mr. Batte haa conducted
a most admirable journal, but it is to
be presumed the paper will by no
means suffer through the change.
The newly-elected oflicers of the
Louisiana and Texas railway comp.t
ny are A. C. Hutchinson, president;
John G. Schriever, vice-president and
traffic manager; .John B. lllchardson,
treasurer and secretary; Julius Krutt
schnitt, superintendent of railroad
division; Henry J. Leovy, attorney.
Acting Gov. Boynton, of Geor
gia, is ahead in the number of in
structed delegates to the coming
Democratic convention, but is being
hard pressed by CoL A. E. Bacon, of
Macon, who was Mr. Stephens com
petitor. It is reasonably certain that
neither will have a majority, and the
chances for a dark horse are promis
ing. The Tennessee legislature has pass
ed a law making it a felony to keep
gambling houses, and fixing the pen
alty at not less than one year nor
more thaa three years in the peniten
tiary. Wijl pot Our legislature take
up this most serious question and stop
a discreditable practice, which
is corrupting so many youths and de
grading anil impoverishing so many
helpless women and children,
Befork the war Virginia erected
in Richmond an equestrian statue of
Washington, at a cost of $500,000.
A ... n nixnA re l.r.rt K n i-a
i nits t rati ui tiiuao wiiit-u wims
bondb , , .
been sea. H iyn, or, in pi;un xai-
-i t! i -mn thfit Af'i-
lish, repudk. " " "" --
The la. w;'V"' ".cm
Wise said that
npjifli bis bronze
sat grandly there
horse, looking at Virb
ture and pointing to her p
The San Antonio Express
the legislature might just as weu
journ and go home, since it is not sat
isfying anybody. It is not so bad as
the Express puts it ; the legislature
has done and will do much good.
There has leen no head of the gov
erment, leading and shaping matters
of great public importance, and what
has l?en done was done under the
very greatest difficulties; but the peo
ple have lecn heard, and obedience
to them in the penitentiary lease mat
ter is worth all the money that has
been p;ud for legislation during the
last ten years.
The annual commencement of Jef
ferson medical college was held on
the 2nd instant, and degrees of doctor
of medicine were conferred as fol
lows: Pennsylvania, 114; Ohio, 14.
New Jersey 13; Massachusetts, 8;
Illinois, 7; New York, 7; Delaware,
6; Missouri, 5; West Virginia, 4;
North Carolina, 4; Texas, 4; Mary
land, 4; Oregon, 4; Indiana, 3; Iowa,
2; Alabama, 2; Maine, 2; Georgia, 2;
Wisconsin, 2. There. were graduates
also from Cuba, Jamaica, Nicaragua.
Austria, Ireland, Turkey and Ger
many. And now we do want to
know how the world manages to go
along increasing in population with
such hordes of experimentalists in
the art of disposing of human life.
Touching the value of sorghum,
Prof. Silliman is credited as Baying
that the new processes for extracting
the juice have been brought to such
perfection as to render them no less
reliable than the processes for treat
ing sugar cane. Among the errors in
the cultivation and handling of sor
ghum which had been ascertained
and corrected, the professor mention
ed that of harvesting it before perfect
maturity, and the practice of allowing
it to lie for days or weeks after cut
ting before it was put through the
mill, whereas this should be done
within twelve hours after gath
ering. Commissioner Loring, on the
same occasion, said tnat last year
there was made from sorghum in this
country only 550,000 pounds of sugar
and 12,000,000 gallons of molasses,
while from sugar cane the product
was 273,000,000 pounds of sugar and
15 000,000 gallons of molasses. It was
his belief, however, that the real
value of the sorghum crop was at
last becoming known, although much
work still remained to be done in pro
moting its cultivation.
Seventy-Second Day's Proceedings.
Austin. April 4. 1833.
The senate met at 10 a. m.. lion. A. W.
Houston presiding, and a quorum pres
ent. Prayer was offered by the chaplain,
On motion ot Mr. Johnston, the read
log of the journal was dispensed with.
exports or standing committees.
Education. Mr. Davis, chairman, rec
ommended that senate bill No. 282 He up
on the table, owing to the lateness of the
session. The bill passeu reiaies 10 me
creating ot school districts and the col
lection of tuxes tor school purposes.
Judiciary Ho. 2. Mr. Oooch, chairman.
reported favorably bouse bin to protect
the creditors of estates ot deceased per
sons. State Affairs. Mr. Patton, chairman,
reported favorably bouse bill No. 4U0, to
Include within the provisions of article
No. liyO, revised statutes, foreign as well
as domestic exportations.
A message from the house announced
the passage of house bill No. 409, to make
each ot the several common carriers
which unite to complete a line or trans
portation the agent of all Ibe others; and
every penon contracting with such com
mon carriers, or any one of them, for the
safe carriage and delivery of the goods,
lumber, live stock, package or message,
and liable for any damage to such goods,
lumber, live stock, package or message
on whatever part ol the whole line re
ceived, aud fixing tha venue of suits
Also, with amendment, senate bill No.
lii, providing for the traveling expenses
of the quartermaster aud commissary of
the froutier battalion.
House bill No. 441 was Introduced, mak
ing telegraph corporation, or individu
als owning telegraph lines in this state,
ilr. Matlock called up, under a suspen
sion of the rules, hou-e bill No. &20, to
ere te the laud district of liardeuian and
Wilbarger counties. Passed.
Mr. Terrell called up senate bill chang
ing the time for holding district courts
iu Ihc counties or Williamson aud Travis,
Mr. Terry calli d up senate bill No. 3)1
to amend au act prescribing the lime for
holding courts in ihe ninth judicial dis
Mr. Memiug called up house bill No
4U3. to restore the- civil and criminal
jurisdiction heretofore belonging to the
COUUly COUnS Ol UU UCI auu v,uiuuu
counties. Postponed until 8 p. m. af
Mr. Patton called up senate bill No.
177 ameuding article 677 ot the revised
statute, concurring in bouse amendments.-
Mr. Matlock moved bouse bill No. 390
be recommitted to judiciary No. 1.
Keterence so made. .
Mr. CbeBley brought u senate bin 2J30,
au act to regulate telegraph companies,
aud provide a penalty for violations ol
Mr Jones moved to postpone bill until
July 4, 1SS3 .ost. . K
substitute uieuuuipui. vucicuujwu
m'ttce adopts J. ,
Mr. Gooch ottered buse bill 441, for
substitute to bill.
Pendiug action senate adjourned until
3 p. m.
Piesident lloustou and a quorum pres
ent. Mr. Stratton, for judiciary committee,
reported favorably house bill authorizing
cities pf 26.P00 inhabitants to vacate in
valid assessment, spd to make reassess
ments, and favorably senate bill to make
clear the right of the governor to appoint
all quarantine otthers.
Mr. Gooch. tor judiciary No. 2, lavor
able report upon boue bill to extend to
twelve months the period of limitation in
which claims mav be registered by the
Mr. Suuuuou, for committee on Internal
improvements, reported favorably houe
railioad bil' known as tne Gibson substi
tute Telegraph bill again taken up.
Mr. Gooch's mbstitule n jected. and
the bill lost on passage to engrossment.
Mr. Terrell entered motion to recon
sider. Mr. Traylor called up motion to recon
sider vote killing his pill, to comprrfmire
with holders of land scrip. He said the
state has outstanding seven million acres
of scrip. The bill will enable this to be
taken up and cancelled by permitting lo
cation on one-eighth that amount of land.
The time' will come when the state will
have to settle with owners of the scrip.
Mr, Mftrtip 8aw no difference in settling
at one-eigh h ant In total repudiation.
Mr. Shannon thought exppilenpe shows
the legislature from ear to year
would be importuned to settle
these claims. They grow strong
with age, aud it is wise to settle
bem low when a desirable compromise
can be effected.
Mr. tfibbs contended they were dona
tions, and there was no binding oiiliga
tion upon the state to provide lands lor
Mr. Terrell doubted there wu any
binding obligation, moral or legal, upon
the state 10 open the reservation for loca
tion of the scrip; but experience shows
they will be urged for a I time to come,
and it was best to make the settlement
DMr. Davia took same view as to the
prospect of the claim being always on
hand, with an active and persistent lobby.
An amendmept to give priority to loca
tion ol one million Jres for the univer
sity in the reservation. Amcpded, to add
alter university certificates of Confeder
ate cripple nd 'l'ex,k volunteers
.,i..ni,i: Bill passed to engrossment,
nit refused to suspend the rules to pass
U- 1.111 Inrlnillntinn
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i li ........ r
Dimmit en U lit ' that
,ountie mi - -r
i i.an t-ii.keii
? a . . on nn
on in tue uouse was
UBU - . ,,,1.1
-o addtd aud tne
tricken out auu i ,
bill passed. ..ml Tucs-
Jomt rcsoimiou -'.-"--..
day in August as a uaj
titutional nuienduieiits, passeu.
House bill amending law regulating
lilrinir out convicts passed.
Senate agreed to bouse emergency
clause added to bill, flxing traveling -
pen.es oii." Mr';;,-- :..,: ,,.
Senate bill irausicii"K
tr to Tavfor br.Jh of the supreme court,
t'l.w.V..?,iTi iw..in to add Collin couu-
ty. aud paased to engrossment,
il" use bill amendj ug the election
P"eu- I t meet 10 o'clock
HOUSE OF BITPRJISKHTATIVJIS.
Rnnut met at the appointed hour,
Speaker Uibson and a quorum present.
l'rytr ny iu cuaiiiu. - ,
Mr !, .inner, ot Collin, introduced
petition of the bar of that county to have
their appeala allowed to the supreme
court at Tyler. Referred.
The house went into oimummvi
whole (Mr. Cochran in the chair) to con
DBFICIKKCY APPROPRIATION BILL FOR
The items to pty citizens of Zapata,
ninH.iirn smr. Cameron. Oranee. Mala
gorda,Brxos and Aransas couuties, and
Pasa Caballo and Brazos Santiago, for
quarantime service, as per report oi comp
troller, f 18,7o.E ; ana onacaeuoiu
countr Tor expenses lucurreu luum.u
Une during smallpox epidemic in 1882. as
approved by the governor, $2707.36, elici
ted prOpO-lWUU" IU 11UCUU MW
participated in pro and con by Messra.
Townsend, Wurrbach, I.abatt, Camp,
Frymter, Chambera of Tarrant, Upton,
Foster of Limestone, Parsons, Rushing,
Browning, Patterson, Caven, Chambers
f f -nilin. Tilnon. Patton and Bill.
Mr. Townsena proposru m turnip uu
the provision for Sbackeirora county, on
the irround that the law confined the
tia ta general expenditures.
By Mr. w nrzoauu: auhuuuibu- w
which others accepted by him, was made
tn nT numerous counties named.
Various additional amendments were pro
posed when Mr. foster, of Limestone, ug
Kested that only one claim, that of Shackel
ford county, was in conformity with proof so
as to be allowed. .
laid he would have the proof for Bexar
Hie a MIrtHll 11 Gil i ir. nmu uwia aw.,
and Mr. TowuseiuTs motion to strike out the
item for SUacKeuora prevaueu.
Tim ifurn m sin i.nct.Ai wiu miuiiiku.
imiMiiiiiipnt hv Mr. Dirt on was adoDted to
nav J. M. lAUKueny, iur xetruuiK pciuu utT-
is. amendment by Mr. Elliott to pay M
A. Eafl, and guard, at the Texarkaiut quaran
tine station tor ociouer. ussi,
tq PAT PtJSLau li km i ur juruiuav w
Iteins under this heading were adopted as
To pay wm. nempum ueirs jo w
Jno. O.Bar l
Tlioa. W. Hunt 5 75
Miti-lieil 3l 28
i;Mrve L. Hannlsucker 00
lw- N' MileheU 15 75
Benjamin Cage 29 23
Thos. t M;nrr V
W. W. Sluart 1
-1 ui. "Srwcomb 1 W
Mrs. John Clark
Alfred Swingle (bal. due)..
1KKI1KNI IKS KOK THE JUDICIARY
To pay balances to Judges Andrews
Hendfrsou. ISroach. Pasco and
JSuiient 234 03
To nay iuilires not named 800 1 0
Fuel aud lights supreme court 122 W
District attorneys salaries to teb.
2H, 1883 1,500 00
FOK STATE OK KICK. KS AND CLERKS SALARIES
To reimburse A. Bledsoe, ex-conip-troller
for amount expended in de
fending mandamus suit against
him hi the International railroad
case, being amendment proposed
by Mr. Gibson forMr. Cochran....
1,1 00 00
John S. Ford, suiei-iutendeiit of
deaf and dumb asylum
(. M. Koberts, jr., executive clerk..
W. W. Searcy
W. M. Milby
J. W. Swindells
II. L. Spain
J. H. McLeary, salary as attorney
general, Jan. 1, 1SK3 to Jan. 10,
W. K. Saunders, lunatic asylum, bal
ance of salary for year ending
February m, 1S81
To pay six tenixrary clerks iu gen
eral land ollice
To pay T. J. Sink, guard at state
penitentiary iu 1S67 aud 1SU8
DKKlClKNl'ir' FOR PAYMENT OF TitOOl'S
Calvert City Guards
Nan Bernard Mounted Rifles
Texas and Faciilc railroad transpor-
U )0 00
DEFICIENCIES IN SHERIFFS' CLAIMS.
To pay costs to sheriffs, clerks, and
rneys in district courts on me
with com iu roller...
To pay W in. Seanlon, sheriff of
Cameron county, for carrying pris
oners to D- uitentiarv
To pay Win, Scaulon, sheriff of
Cameron couniy. expenses lor
capture of W, . Ulaiiford, iu full,
for his claim
To pay J. B. C. Hartness, sheriff of
trio county, tor conveying priso
ners to penitentiary in 187a
To pay James W. Cobb the reward
ollered by the
tmverimr fur tne
capture of J. K. r.land iu 187U.
of. I. K. 1
ay James A. Wren, ex-sherilf of
fays county, for services rfoi m-
ed 111 felony cases, as approved by
I- . Moore, Judge littceiilli Judi
cial, on September 22, l0, to be
audited and paid by the eoiup
trollcr the same as if not barred
-by limitation.. 106 70
To pay Wm. St. Jack, sheriff of Jack
couniy, lor conveying prisoners to
penitentiary in isxl 235 00
To pay C. C. IHipree, sheriff of
r miiKuu county, lor similar sen i
ces... SO 00
To pay V. E. Couly for fees due him
lor conveying lion vtiiiiaKer,
charged with murder, from Ked
Kiver to Wise county..., 83 00
The report of nrouressbv the committee was
adopted, and the committee, as requested, w as
allowed lime lor lurtner consideration ol tne
bill at !) o'clock this inorniu.
Speaker Gibson apiMiiuted Messrs. Wor
tliaui, Ayres and libutt as committee under
the resolution of Mr. Wortliam touching the
propriety of continuing the lish commissioner.
uouse aujourueu till a p. in.
Sneaker Gibson and a quorum present.
Air. McKinney asked that the committee ap
pointed to investigate the charges of the Texas
Mftings be excused from attendance during
the evening. Granted.
Air. Klin asKea tnaatne pending uusiuess be
nostiioued to take uu senate bill No. 134. to
authorize Christian Jordan, ex-sheriff of Gal
veston county, to sie the statu.
The bill passed to a third reading.
Mr. Mclianiel asked to take up senate bill
No 21)3. Refused,
Mr. Cochran asked to take up bouse bill No.
126. reported by committee substitute, provid
ing the mode of levying aud assessing taxes on
big the mode
national and other banks, by amending article
4C84. revised statutes.
The substitute was adopted, with emergency
clause atiueu by Air. u
Uochrau, aud filially
Section 1 amends article 4fi84. revised stat
utes, go sis to provide that every bank, whether
of issue or deposit, banker, ' broker, dealer in
excliaiu-e or stock-iobber, shall, at the time
fixed by law for listing personal property,
make out and furnish the assessor of taxes a
sworn statement showing: , .
If a national bank, the president or some
oilier otljcer of such bank, shall furnish to the
assessor of the county iu which such bank is
located, a list of the names of all the share
holders ot the stocks, together with the
number and amount of the shares of each
shareholder of the stocks iu said bank; and
the shareholders of the stocks in national
banks shall render to the tax assessor of the
county in which such bank is located the
number ot ineir snares, ami lue true ami lull
value thereof. All shares of stocks in
national banks not rendered to the assessor
of taxes in Ihe county where such bank is
located, within the time prescribed by
law for listing property for taxes, shall be
assessed by the assessors against the owner
or owuitrs tlierfiof as uurendcred property is
assessed; but the tax roll shall show the name
of the owner or owners thereof, as per state
ment furnished by the president or other
officer of said bank.
Sec. 2. National I anks shall render all other
bonds and stocks of every kind (except United
States bonds), aud all shares of capital stocks.
or joint stocks, or stock of other companies or
corporations, neiu as an invesimeni, or in any
way representing assets, together with all oth
er peisonal properfy belonging or pertaining
to said bank, except suuh personal property as
is specially exempted from taxation by the
laws of the United States.
a. National banks snail De ren hired to ren
der all of their real estate, as other real estate
is rendered, and all the personal property of
said national banks herein taxed shall be
valued as other personal property is valued.
4. All other
uaiiKs, uaiiKers, uroKei-s, or
eaU'l'S In exenange, or siock jonuers suau
miir their list ill the manner following: 1.
The ainouiit of money oij'hiiiid", or in transit,
or in tne iiiiuus oi oiuer oanks, uanheis,
brokeis, or others, subject to" draft, whether
the same be in or out of the state (except
United States treasury notes). 2. The amount
of bills receivable, discounted or purchased,
aud other credits due or to become due, in
cluding accounts receivable, interest accrued
but not due, auu piwrei uue anu uupaiu. o.
From the atarreuated amount nf the items
named in the Unit mid second of the last two
subdivision, shall he deducted the amount of
money on deposit. 4. The amount of bonds
and stocks of every kind, (exc- pt United
States bonds) and nil shares of capital stocks
or joint stocks ol other companies or corpora
tion, ln ld as an investment, or in any way
repivscnuK s",,::'- yyij .-
loiicinK to of appertaining to said bank or
i.-7,..s iin-liidii ir both personal property
and real estate, shall be listed as otfier reid
estate is nsteu.
See. 3. Emergency clause added by Mr.
Air. I nonipson, oi Ausiin i-uumy, ran
senate lull .No. ami, relative to fees of district
clerks, ainendiii)? article lOUi of the code of
The bill passed to a third reading.
Mr, Tilsou called up senate biill No, I-T8, in
creasiiiK the sciiolastio fie from fourteen to
sixteen years. House relused to suspend the
niles to take It up out of its retiilnr order.
Mr J'attersou called up sidistitute senate
i. mi v.. -. tii further reiriilale the collection
of taxes on real estate, including lands hereto
fore boiitllt in by the state at delinquent tax
sales It allows heirs or representatives two
years time for redemption from tax sales
tii nronertv has beeu boiiuht ill by the
slate by payina the owner double the amount
of money paid for the lano at such sale, to
gether with amount ot tuxes pud subsequent
i,. mirr-loutu. and interest.
The hill further provides the mode of re
demption and duties of the tax collector In
the premises, and repeals articles 4758, 475a,
Y:;..i,....it 'i.rnnosed hv Mr. Armistead
Strike out section V,Lt.UlLl1,?'r'iiu2f.!d "u.r
I'tilllM lllHw IlctVO lCVII ui,ii.i""v V r
lief i ueu iy i v" ""i, . -
,.rovid"d in section l, at any time within c
. w, & law." and pro-
setapartlor tne ueueuvoi j
iu the couniy t
Tim house refW w pass the bill to third
ii...- I... a vi.tA nf :ii ui t.
Mr. renuieiou Lrtutu uj m . , " - ' -redlstrict
the judicial districts of the state.
Mr Foster, of Lunestone, presented report
of' 'committee oucoufereuce, tliat Uie
1 hail failed to atrree on
senate biU 269, the land bill, having up power
to change or modify anieudiuenUt; that the
Committee believed they could agree , if
eninteu uie power m to ura.v ......
p ':. -it.u Kw,nininni such powers be
Liven and that another coiuittee be appointed
B i u....u .u.wor Hihikm julitmrueu.
anu given ,uui ,vw
Seventy-Third Day's Proceedings,
Austin, April 5, 1883,
The senate met at 10 a. m, Hon. A.
W. Houston presiding, and a quorum
Th6 cnapiaiii, xvev. aji.
The journal was not reau.
BILLS AND EESOLTJTIONS.
Mr. Gibbs: A bill which pror
vides for the more ethcient man
agement- of the penitentiary, oeing
th same in substance as that intro
duced in the house by McKinney.
BILLS CALLED UP.
Mr. Johnston, of Shelby, called up
under suspension of the rules substi
tntA house bill No. 2s8. amending the
law regulating the compensation of
county treasurers, n re-enacu ex
isting law fixing their commissions
nri adda uroviso. that the increased
compensation county commissioners
mav allow them shall be paid out of
th general revenue of the county
An amendment bv Terrell to limit
power to increase the annual com
pensation of treasurers not to exceed
sum tr nnlv such treasurers as are re-
auired to give bond of $20,000.
Aiuendment by Peacock to Insert
APRIL 12, 1883.
$300 in place of 8400 reiected and
passed to third reading reconsidered
ana amenaea uy unesley to cure
omission of naif the usual commis
sions and finally passed.
Mr. Houston submitted petition of
state medical association and citizens
asking a law to regulate sale of pois
to abolish secret sessions of senate
witn adverse committee report, which
was adopted, only uavis, Farrar and
Gibbs voting no.
Constitutional amendment chang
ing me section exempting current
wages from garnishment, so as to ex
cept cases for necessaries and physi
cians services. Liost, only tour ayes.
Constitutional amendment to create
a railroad commission was killed bv
adoption of adverse report, by the
following vote: Ayes Chesley, Davis,
Evans. Fleminir. Houston, .loh riHnn
Jones, Kleberg, Martin, Matlock, rat
ion, l'feuffer. Tope and Stratton.
A ays Buchanan. Cooper. Parmr
lowler, Getzandaner, Gibbs, Gooch,
Harris, Peacock, 1'erry, shannon,
Terrell and Traylor. 14 to 13.
mt. liuehanan reported favorably
report on bill exempting students at
institutions . of learning from
Constitutional amendments nrohilw
iting traffic in liquors, etc., passed to
engrossment by a vote of 15 to 11. in.
cheating that it will not receive the
necessary two-thirds vote on final
Ihe bill relatinar to the arjDointment
of public weighers, heretof ire pub
lished, was passed by a vote of 16
The bill extendinir the time within
which corporations mieht answer af
ter service of citation was lost.
A messiure from the house an
nounced the passttge. with amend
ment, senate bill No. 323. to redistriet
the state into judicial districts.
House bill, atnendinir article 4084.
revised statutes, relating to asess
ments on banks, exchange dealers.
Concurrence in numerous senate
amendments to the house appropria
tion bill, and non-concurrence in other
amendments to the bill.
(substitute house bill creatine coun
ty brands, providing for estraying,
Senate bill requiring county judges
to give official bonds, came ud in
regular order, with committee adverse
The senate refused to adopt the
committee report by a vote of 21 nays
to 5 yeas. Passed to a third reading.
benate. on motion of Mr. Pfeutter.
refused to recede from senate amend
ment to the general appropriation
bill which the house rejected, and
Messrs. Pi'euft'er, Houston and Buch
anan were appointed a committee of
conference on the part of the senate.
TT T i: p i
iiuiise uiu providing ior tne sur
render, of charters of citiesand towns,
postponed June 15, which effectually
kills the bill. Senate took up free
conference committee and
tional amendments providing f or sen-
arate state and school tax. and school
districts, and adopted it by a vote of
twenty-iour to tnree.
Adjourned till 10 a. m. Friday,
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
House met at the appointed hour.
Speaker Gibson and a quorum pres
Prayer by the chaplain.
The house took up the senate bill
redisricting the judicial districts, and
it was finally passed.
THE GENERAL APPROPRIATION BILL.
The house considered the senate
amendment to the bill.
The house refused to concur in the
senate amendment increasing salary
of three additional clerks in the treas
ury department from $3000 to $3600.
Same action as to amendment in
creasing salary of receiving clerk
in general land ollice from $1800 to
Ditto as to senate amendment, one
draughtsman for compiling county
Ditto as to amendment to allow
$500 instead of $100 for a stone from
Texas quarry for the Washington
Mr. Ayres moved to postpone con
sideration of senate amendment strik
ing out $1200 for hire of competent
assistants to fish commissioner.
Mr. Henderson spoke in favor of
Mr. Wurzbach moved that the
house refuse to concur as the best
way to leave the matter open for re
consideration. Mr. Tucker said he had specially
isited the fish ponds and examined
the fish, and argued that the house
should concur in the amendment to
strike out the appropriation. He
considered it a futile enterprise.
Ihe house determined to concur in
the amendment to strike out.
Further senate amendments were
non-concurred in, as follows:
Additional amount (to public print
ing) to pay for submitting proposed
constitutional amendments, $5000.
Increasing salary ot two assistant
clerks in state department from $2400
Increasing salary of two bookkeep
ers in land department from $3000 to
Increasing salary of one assistant
bookkeeper in land department from
$1200 to $1500.
Increasing salary of chief clerk in
attorney general's office from $1800 to
Increasing salary of other law cierK
from $1500 to $1800.
Allowing for supreme court room at
Allowing for supreme court room
at Tyler, $300.
Allowing ior supreme coun room
at Galveston. $300.
Increasing allowance for publishing
supreme court reports Irom Ouuu to
Same change as to reports pi court
Increasing salary or matron oi luna
tic asvlum trom 4uu to suuu.
Allowing oquu ior omce iurniiure
for the asylum.
Allowing one niaie supervisor jmu
Allowing one female supervisor
Increasing salary or secretary oi
board of education from $1800 to
For employment oi a cieric wnen
needed. S75 Der month.
Increasing allowance to pay teacn-
era to be employed by state board to
teach summer normal school, from
$5000 to $0000, to be paid out of gen
To build a hall for the bam Houston
normal institute. $5000.
To pay for surveying a million or
acres of university land, $3000.
Making in lieu ol special appro
priations for the agricultural and
mechanical couege a single one oi
$20,000 each year, to be paid out of
the cenerai revenue.
Appropriating Jju,tA eacn year,
or as much thereof as may be neces
sary, for the state to carry out tne
work or resumption oi control ol me
; THE DEFICIENCY BILL.
The house resumed as the pending
business further consideration pf the
detidiency bilL which was considered
in committee ol uij nuuia
Mr. Cochran in the chair. '
ADDroDriations were adopted, as
folio wst -To
pay deficiency for the lunatia
avium for saDDlles for the year
February 28, 18s3 t2,680 18
Tn nn lor same for deal and
dumb asylum J, 606 98
To pay Henry Fleming, ei-hertO
of Wheeler county, for convey
ing Ed Hart. convict, to tha
peultentiaryat Huntaville 80 00
For balance salary ur. r.aiucj, u
perintendent of blind asylum,
Same tor 1&0.
To pay Anthony Deffenbaugh, W.
L. Hunter and Frank W. John
son, members of the veteran
board, to be approved by the
governor 450 00
To pay Loving & Maxwell, for la
bor, lumber and glazing capitol
building 35 (JO
To pay J. S. Pickle, for removing
records, safes, furniture, etc.,
of the comptroller'! ofllce to
the temporary capitol 148 19
To pay contingent expenses ne
cessitated by the removal of the
books, sales and furniture of
the comptroller's ofllce to the
temporary capitol CO 00
To pay D. W. Jones for furni
ture in executive mansion tn
1878 7 i.t
To pay Mra Sydney L. Cole her
pension as the widow ot David
Cole, for year of J870 to 1876. . 300 00
Committee reported Drocress and
asked to sit again at 3 p. m., for fur
ther consideration of the bill. Grant
By resolution of Mr. Armistead
Kev. J. W. Poindexter. chaDlain of
the house, was requested to deliver
the funeral discourse of Hon. A. L. I
Adams, late representative, at 3 p. in.
next Sunday in the hall of the house
Messrs. Cramer. Taylor and Lind
say were named as committee of free
conference on house bill 521, relative
to salaries of clerks of the depart
ments. The committee of conference on
the land bill were granted powers of
House adjourned till 3 p. m.
Speaker Gibson and a auorum Dre-
Mr. Cramer introduced a resolution
looking to final adjournment Thurs
day, 12th inst.
A motion made by Mr. Nash to in
sert 10th inst, was withdrawn and
renewed by Mr. Jones.
tne resolution and amendment
THE PEF1CIENCY BILL.
The house in committee of the
whole (Mr. Cochran in the chairl re
sumed consideration of the deficiency
Appropriations were adoDted to dv
Julia M. Barnes, widow of Eli Barues,
purcnase money ior jand paid for in
error, llb.02; also, to refund Abra
ham Howard for land paid for, but
not obtained, 98.
The amendmend proposed by Mr.
Graves to pay John 11. Smith for ex
tra work on the temporary capitol,
84412.10, and substitute offered by Mr.
Upton, in several items allowing him
$8U91, elicited some discussion on ac
count of the falling of a part of the
The motion was discussed by Messrs.
Graves, Upton, Frymier, Ayres, Camp,
Cravens, Patterson, Woods and Arm
stead. The Graves amendment was adopt
ed. To pay Gilbert book company,
when balance of court reports are de
livered in compliance with act of
f? V0114 C0Pies yeL
aeuverea at per copy, iz,d4o.
To pay balance due on account of
public printiner. to February 28. 18H3.
8300. Adopted, '
For deficiency In support of- state
students at the Agricultural and Me
chanical college to end of session,
June, 1883, $6000. Adopted.
ioriL 11. Mcliauren. sixteen davs
salary, June, 1883, as superintendent
of work on temporary capitol, 880.
To pay John N. Lyle for services as
codifier of revised statutes from July
22, 1879, to October 10, 1879, at
$208.33 per month, for two months
and eighteen days, 8541.40. Adopted.
Mr. mil moved to reconsider and
ubseauentlv renewed his motion as
To pay teachers and Inspectors of
public free schools for services ren-
lered prior to July 1. 13. J. said claim
to be audited by the comptroller, in
accordance with the laws under
which said services w;-re rendered.
and acts on the sui-ji-ct approved, re-
pectfully, on April 27, 1874, and July
187b: the said comptroller to de
termine in all cases from information
he may regard reliable, if said claims
are honest and proper notwithstand
ing, they may be proved up or estab
lished as provided in said acts, and
this appropriation to be only for the
unexhausted surplus of tne appropri
ation by the seventeenth legislature;
and the comptroller shall have power
to reject all such claims as he may
find fraudulent, and said rejection
shall forever bar the same, and all re-
ections by previous comptrollers
shall remain and not be revived by
this appropriation. Should this
amount be found insufficient to pay
the claims audited by the comptroller
he shall pro rata the same among said
audited claims; provided, that no
claims not heretofore established or
proved up under the laws under
men the services were rendered, or
under one of said acts shall be audited
hereunder; and no claim shall be au
dited unless the same is filed in the
comptrollers office within six months
from the passage of this act. All
claims not so filed within six months
shall be forever barred, $35,000.
Adopted alter some discussion by
Messrs. Harrison, Stout, AVoods. Up
ton, Bushing, Hill and others.
Mr. Hill renewed his motion to re
consider the appropriation of $541.40
for John N. Syle.
The motion, altei discussion pro
and con by Messrs. Hill, ltobertson
and Wurzbach, prevailed.
Mr. mil then moved to strike out
the item. Carried.
Amendments proposed by Messrs.
Armistead and Foster of Limestone,
The emergency clause was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Upton the com
mittee rose and reported and recom
mended that the bill as amended be
Tne report oi tne committee was
adoDted. and it was stated by Speaker
Gibson in the chair that the amend
ments would appear in the journal.
The bill has to be nnaiiy acted on
by the house, and comes up again
House adjourn eu tin a. m. x nuay,
Continued, on Second Pate. J
John Brown is an historic name at
both sides of the Atlantic One of
that name gave considerable trouble
to our government,1 and ran his head
into a noose in the precincts or liar-
per s Ferry. . Subsequently his name
was introduced into an one or oattie
hymn, in which he is represented as
still marching on. although fully
twenty years have elapsed since he
came to a dead nait. Anotnerjonn
Brown, a native of Balmoral in Scot
land, has departed this life so full to
him of years and honors, at Windsor
Castle, where ne nas long ueen re
garded as an especial favorite, as a
true and devoted servant of
the late Prince Albert and his
queen. Her majesty would prob-
auiy uaw uuiud ibu icaii
resignation the tidings of the fatal
illness of any member of her cabinet,
or any or the crowned neaos oi
Europe than the loss she now sus
tains in the death of him who served
her with such unswerving fidelity.
was the constant companion oi his
royal mistress, and while he was one
of the most leal of her subjects, was
at the same time her most valiant pro
tector and most reliable body guard.
U ever a man meroea tne iuu conu
dence of his sovereign, John Brown
was the Individual. The remains of
less worthy persons rest within the
tombs at Westminster abbey.
Chicago. April 5. Visible supply
of grain on March 31: Wheat, 221,-
632,1)00 bushels; corn, 17,788,000 bush
els; oats, 4,321,000 bushels.
Belton, April 4. The city election
Mtuseu on quietiy nere yesterday.
Hon A. Chamberlin was re-elected
mayor by a handsome majority. The
ioiiowmg were elected aldermen
Geo. W. Tvler for first ward Wm
Terrell for second, and It. 1). Kierney
xut tllllU WiltU,
Marshall, April 4. At the city
cictnua nere uMiay j, u. Adair was
re-eiecied citv marshal, w. r.no
city secretary, W. G. Budd assessor.
A M....I.- ...... . m. ...
v. V.UUH city treasurer, i no citi
zen's ticket was defeated by the by
The Texas and Pacific railway sire
enlarging their shops greatly at this
Palestine, April 4. Full returns
from the municiptd election show
that A. B. Langemann was elected
city engineer. The largest and most
unanimous vote for many years in
this city was polled. Geo. M. Dilley,
t-ri. i iuuit-r him tot. owanson were
chosen school trustees, practictdly
without opposition. The colored vote
went almost solid for the ticket and
the school trustees received their full
vote, and the undivided colored vote
was given as a factor in their elec
tion. Round Bock, April 4. Our city
election resulted in the election of B.
D. Harris as mayor, anil the ro-elec-
tion oi Aiarsnai Kent. Harris was
elected by a majority of three votes
over Barclay Martin, our present
mavor. It is expected his election
will be contested on uccount of seve
ral non-residents voting for him,
thereby giving hiui a majority.
II. B. I'rivett was arrested on a
requisition fiom San Saba county for
horse theft, by officers yesterday.
James II. ltobertson, our represen
tative, paid us a visit yesterday.
Waco, April 4. John Lukes was
arrested to-day in Bell county on a
requisition from the governor of Illi
nois, to answer to a charge of horse
stealing. He was brought here and
will be forwarded to-morrow in com
pttny with Prof. Heard, who is want
ed in the same state for forgery.
The grand jury in the United
States district was em pannelled to-day
and the criminal docket set for next
The big land suit of O'Brien vs.
Harrick is now on trial, and two oth
er important land cases as the Jennie
Lewis and Williams vs. Conger suit,
have been continued.
The first spring wool clip of the
season was sold to-day at twenty-five
cents per pound.
The Southern Baptist convention
meets here next Monday, and 1200
visitors are expected.
San Antonio, April 4. CoL Felix
N. Gatiery, a wealthy colonel In the
Mexican army, has arrived from
Monterey with a party of distin
guished friends to attend his wedding
with Miss Erminia Flores, daughter
of one of our wealthiest citizens.
When the wedding takes place it will
be a grand affair.
The grand jury found 130 indict
ments against gamblers, prostitutes,
lottery agents, owners of houses who
have rented them to gamblers, etc.,
have been given to justices for execu
tion on the offenses.
Mr. Loyal W. Gifford, brother of
A. W. Gifford and conductor on the
International train' was married this
evening to Miss Kate Patching.
une or our sweetest and most pop
ular young ladies, Miss Fannie Por
ridge, had two rings stolen (one a
diamond) last night.
Mrs. Mason, a uoarding house keep
er, eloped yesterday with Dandy
Hare. They went to Austin it is sup
posed. Mr. Fred Sahourcadle and Miss
Fannie llimbold were married to-day,
and took the Sunset train for New
E. S. Walton, late of Austin, book
keeper of a grocery firm, has been ar
rested for embezzling $50 by doctor
ing the books.
The colored people will have a mass
meeting on Saturday night to ar
range for celebrating Emancipation
Postal Inspector Crawford to-lav
arrested Theodore Ilernbing, a soldier
here, and placed him under a bond of
$1000 to answer a charge of sending
obscene letters through the United
States mail. Lazarus Frank, a Jew
ish saddler, yesterday received a
threatening and abusive anonymous
letter, which he believed to be from
Ilernbing.and Crawford subsequently
identified the handwriting.
Houston, April 4. Last night a
young man named W. Murphie went
to the Chinese laundry, comer of Main
street and Texas Avenue, und asked
tor his washing. There was some dif
ficulty about the bill, and Murphy
threatened to go for the Chinamen
with a brickbat; Sin Lee pulled his
trusty six-shooter and in true cowboy
style went for the Melican man, firing
three shots. Murphie then drew his
pistol and fired once, when parties
interfered. Deputy Marshal Glass ar
rested both parties to-day and they
will be tried to-morrow.
The annual meeting of the cotton
exchange to appoint standing com
mittee and hear reports, was held to
day. An election of officers will be
held next Wednesday, ihe principal
topic discussed Mas the erection of a
new cotton exchange.
D. S. Olmated. conductor on the
Texas and New Orleans, who had his
foot crushed by the cars at Orange,
February 22, this afternoon had his
foot amputated, and it was believed
all danger was over. In early life he
was civil engineer and during the war
was with Gen. Alagruder at Galveston.
Later he wrote a book on civil engi
neering, which attained a large circu
lation. He was one of the most popu
lar conductors in the state, and from
1808 to 1872 was superintendent of the
Fort AVayne and Jackson railroad.
He was widely known and highly re
spected and belonged to a number of
secret orders and was an officer in
the conductor's association.
The Houston gun club will have a
state tournament on April 10 and
continue five days. Big prizes have
been offered and every inducement
held out to prominent shots, many of
whom have signified intentions of
being present. It will be the finest
affair of the Kind ever held in the
state, and already hundreds of pigeons
have been purchased for the occasion.
Visiting shootists will be banqueted,
Over $1000 has been donated in cash
Galvebton, April 4. The striking
screwmen, through the respective
committees appointed yesterday, for
mulated their grievances, which were
laid before a meeting of the cotton
exchange held at noon to-day. Boiled
down, it simply means that the strik
ing white screwmen are unwilling to
compete with colored labor. The ex
change, after considering the report
of the committee, adopted the follow
Besolved, That tne demands oi tne
screwmen's association as a condition
of resuming labor, that colored people
tie not emnloved to stow cotton in
vessels, is considered unreasonable
and detrimental to the best interests
of the nort.
ltesolved, That tne members oi tnis
exchange hereby recommend ano au
thorize the board of directors to pro
vide and appropriate such an amount
. mav lie needed, not to exceed
$1000 tor the present, to be expend
ed as may be deemed beat for the pro
j"tinn of our commerce.
Vyh&t the result of this action will
lie cannot be determined, ine v.niw:
screwmen's association are in coun
A telegram wan received to-day that
nine gangs of colored screwmen had
left New Orleans and would arrive
to-morrow to take the nlaces of thn
striking Bcrewmen. This may In
tensify the feeling i now prevailing
and result in open violence.
Harris & Ephnunis, pawnbrokers
on Market street, and their "pal,"
Louis Schmidtle, were on trial
before the recorder this morn
ing, on the gronnd of swind
ling, and were sent before
the criminal court under a bond of
$300 eaoh. There are two other
charges against the trio which will
be heard before the recorder to-morrow
morning. Their Plan of mira
tions was as follows: Schmidtle would
get the pawn tickets of Harris &
Ephrams and go to parties and renre-
sent that he h;ul a large lot or valua
ble jewelry in pawn, which was about
to be forfeited unless the amount was
paid, and If the ptirties Mould ad
vance the mouev he would redeem
the valuables and place them in
their charge and would allow them
a liberal interest. Quite a large nuin-
oer Mere deceived by Schmidt's fala
representation, and among them h -lttdy
who advanced 8450 and o-ot a
security a set of coral jewelry worth
about $15. The firm did quite a
thriving business until their crime
Mas exiiosed. M-hlch will iiroluil.lv
land them all in the penitentiary.
Addison Sage. 1r iimnao'inu- nditnr
of the Minneapolis Evening journal,
is in the city and will make a tour ot
Corsicana, April 4. John Kelton "
and J. Gordon, m hlle out hunting In
Trinity bottom yesterday, exploded n
quart fi.isk of powder which they
M-ere pouring out between them, by
letting a spark from a cigar fall Into
it, tearing the skin from Kelton's
breast and badly burning hia eyes so
mat ne wiu nrobawy lose his sight;
aiso tearing tils hands In a fear'
manner. Gordon was only b:
scorched in the breast and fact,
will soon recover from his injuries.
Our citv received from the lWio '-
fund$3K) for school purposes. v.
expected to get a larger proportion as"
we have nearly a thousand pupils in
attendance in our public schools,
besides supporting several private In
stitutions of a like character.
The new daily promised by tho edi
tor of the .Journal though possessed,
as announced in their circular of ttm
2ilth ult, of thoroughly-tested energy
and will power, seemed to have lacked
some of the essentials necessary to
run a dally and died e'er It was born.
Dallas, April, 4. At the Mer
chant's exchange annual election to
day, the following M ere chosen offi
cers: "A. Onpenheimer, president; F;v
C. Collier, vice-president; directors
Messrs. McEnnis, Garlington, Uain
water, Hunch, Carter, Evans, Kraft
and MordecaL The exchange is de
termined to erect a fine exchange
building, to cost $40,000, and will
issue two hundred shares at 8200
The grand Jury of Nolan county
has investigated the facts in connec
tion with the cold-blooded killing of
Max liuuiot, or iauas, aagjiis j'ttrs
uer, air. ninet, wnicn occurred it lew
weeks ago at Sweetwater, and re
turned true bills of Indictment charg
ing six persons with murder, two
cases against each of the aeensed---one
for the killing of Guillot and one
for the killing of Chiflet. Fourof the
parties indicted, two brothers named
Gilstrap, a man named Chambers,
and another named Gray, were ar
rested on Mondtty last and jailed at
Sweetwater. Gray escaped Monday
night. He was too 11L the jail physi
cian alleged, to make incarceration
prudent, and he was allowed the free
dom of the city under guard, but It
appears his health was not so badly
shattered to prevent him giving his
custodian the slip, and up to to-night
has eluded capture. It is understood
the two Gilstraps and Chambers will
make an application for release
on - bond. The grand jury,
considered it diHcretionnrv
toj withhold from thtf"
the names of the two othv
dieted in connection vb,h
as their arrest might therebv
A detective passed through the cirr
to-day with Harry Frisby, captured
bulptuir springs last night, en
route for Freeport. Illinois. He is-
charged with burglary committed In
September last. Frisby was convicted
of burgliiry at Gainesville. Texas, in
1878. and served two years in the
I r i - i, i . i . 1 1 l .
ii. jv. jiuuKi-i , uiijjLtireu ut x linn,
was lodged, in the Didlaa jail to-day.
He is alleged to be the chief of a,
gang of North Texas counterfeiters.
Mho are making and circulating
spurious hidf dollars. Some of the
bogus coin and molds and other tools
were found in ltucker's possession.
John Spellman, declared defeated by
two majority yesterday for alderman
from the second ward, to-day started
contest proceedings against his oppo
nent, W. B. Greenlaw, alleging that
many illegal votes were cast for him. .
The contest excites much interest, as-"-
the second is the prize ward of the
ity. The contest was hotter there
than in any other. The new officer
Mill be sworn In April 1ft. The alder
men elected yesterday hold only one
yrar, as the new charter provides that-
the city shall be redistrlcted In IHH'X
The number of wards not to exceed
eleven, and a Iward of alderman elect
ed in April. 1884, half of whom shall
retire at the expiration of the firxt
James and William uampton
pleaded guilty in the district court to
urglary and got two years; iieiinua
Hart pleaded guilty to theft of money
and got two years.
Charles Glynn, who a lew weeks
go went crazy on the subject or
chemistry, was adjudged Insane to
day and is to te sent to tne Austin
W. T. Klrlev. a farmer serving as
uryinan In the district court, hit
left arm broken by being thow'
the back of a mule. His ele-'"
sociate jurymen rendered a verT
the case on trial.
Georgetown, Aprils. Mont Lea-
vell, of the firm of Leavell & Leary,
was married to Miss Mary Steele, the
accomplished daughter of our enter
prising banker, M. E. Steele. The
ceremonies were performed at 1
m. and they- leit at once ior aionie
rey, Mexico, on a bridal tri;'
The negro barber who brutally as
saulted Henry Burkhart.of this place.
at liound ItocK last weeK, w;is tn t
yesterday and fined $30 and the trim
mings. Bud Hunt was thrown iroin in
horse to-day, at the old fair gr.wrrnTTT
while running a race, and was bany
Our town is still Improving. Irvine
Bros, will soon have their mammoth
planing mills in operation.
Houston, April 5. The latest ad
dition to the Houston professional
killers is a colored doctor. It Is not yi t
known from whence he came nor how
long he will stay here.
The Saturday evening market Mill
open at 5 p. m. instead of 4, as hereto
lore and will Keep tnis up irom mni-
date forward until winter conns
again. The hours for day light am
morning marKet wm aiso cnai:
about the same time.
The case of Peyton Kandell, when-
In he is charged with murder, in m '.
fortherJlh. .hecase oi jonn ii i
mate, also for murder, is set forth;
20th. Tho case of Wm. II ami ;i ,
charged with the killing or aiatn
Johnson, and Henry Campbell, 1
the killing of anonicer,u. i. miow,
have not been set. but they will, r
doubt, come up during the latter j. . :
of the term. 1
John Cone, the colored rapist, w i
be sentenced to be hanged at t : .
For hook and laddercompany V. i
for the purpose of erecting a !"
building In place of the one bur
Saturday nitfht, lunds M ill be r
either by subscription or by Vu-.-.' i .