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TIIUSRDAY APR. 12. 1883
It is said Arthur wants to
Secor llohinaon in his cabinet.
Athens, in Henderson county, has
a negro mayor, two negro aldermen
and a negro for city attorney.
. Mu. Vest, the Missouri statesman,
wants Kx-Senutor McDonald to be the
Democratic presidential candidate.
Now sincu Tom Ochiltree has got
through yith one sensation his Bilia
ry the country is waiting for the
Senator Vkst thinks Joseph Mc
Donald and Chester A. Arthur will be
the opposing presidential candidates
Gov. Crittenpkn says medical
quacks in Missouri are killing more
people than die front natural causes.
He is violent on vaccination.
And now since Wood-l'ulp Miller
is mentioned as a presidential candi
date we may expect to see the mouse
masiiueradiwr ns the elephant.
Wuiut a fellow mounts the political
nag in Ohio he sticks one toe in the
church and the other in a saloon to
hold himself steady in the ride.
EuYi'T is again becoming restless
and the Uritish lion will soon have
something more interesting to look
xtn HiniMiowder housu plots.
Iunitions of war are being ship
ped from San ;Francisco to Ecuador
Chili, seems to be stirring up heat
among all the South American states.
It is believed that Gilbert Doran
fired intentionally at the siu:ul of
young people at i'ilot Point, and that
the murder of Miss Ilattie South was
It begins to look now as though, if
Kellogg keeps disusing the Federal
patronage of Louisiana, he will have
to do it from the walls of a peni
tentiary. An incorporated company in New
York city gathers the names of indi
viduals who do not pay their honest
debts and prints them for the use of
The near adoption of the new tariff
has not curtailed custom receipts.
The revised tariff goes into effect
July 1st. and one million dollars
How inKrTnBTrajury 5ver
From ten o'clock, on the night of
the fith to the time when the columns
of the Times-Democrat were closed
on the morning of the Oth, there fell
might and two-thirds inches of ruin in
The main, building for the Louis
ville southern exposition occupies
077,400 square feet, which it about
one-half the space to be covered when
all the buildings are erected. That
looks like business.
Gov. Ireland has made all his
reputation on compulsory vaccina
tlon. The papers in " The States" ail
refer to it, we will not say how, and
fflfc legislature apparently regards the
It is suggested that the president
can begin the revenue reform which
congress neglected, by dismissing half
the internal revenue collectors, thus
saving to the country something like
two millions annually.
Seroeant Oallentine, it is said,
is soured against Americans. This is
the natural consequence of his effort
to popularize polygamy in his lecture
tour through the United States. He
was well received in Utah.
A party by.the name of 'Wheeler
once acting vice president of the
United States has turned up og:iin
la politics. He finds much to com
plain of in the attitude of the Dem
ocratic party on leading issues.
And now it is a ground-hog case
in Germany and France. The Amer
ican sausage is objectionable, and
Jilaine is needed in the deportment of
state to make the Teutons and
Franks swallow their indignation.
and the trichina) along with it.
Gen. Uuell is mentioned as the
probable successor of Capt. Eads on
the Mississippi river commission,
The law requires that the appointee
shall lie a civil engineer. Gen. Buell
Is a graduate of West Point, and a
civil engineer of marked ability.
It must be cheerful reading for the
Czar to learn by the Nihilist procla
mation that the -society have com
pleted their preparations for the coro
nation, and depend on making a sure
job of his assassination. How would
It do for Alexander to have a substi
tute y -
Lively competition in Baltimore
has resulted in the reduction of the
price of gas to one dollar per thou
sand feet. Not long ago Baltimore-
ans were paying three dollars pfr
thousand. A little such competition
In Austin would be a remarkably
good thing. '
Gen. Log an is credited with the
declaration that he is up for the nom
ination by the next Republican
national convention. He thinks the
Republican candidate must come from
the west and be a "veteran," and he
classes himself as "an old veteran,'
and of course the roost available man.
Last tear the Republicans were
very busy in explaining that the cause
of the political revolution in Michi
gan was the unpopularity of Republi
can nominees. This theory does not
appear to bear test, since the late
election of judges and university re
gents shows that the revolution is
permanent. It is now the opinio n of
not a few of the Republican organs
that Michigan may, after all, take its
place as a doubtful state in the calcu-
1 - : " . tool li'L . i , . .
Zachariah Chandler was potent in the
politics of the state he kept down the
development of strong men by those
means so well known to the practical
politician. Men like Ferry, Conger
and Burrows came Co the front and
have filled all the places of import
ance for many years, until they, too.
Lave lieeome small bosses in a small
wiy. Quarrels aud differences have
stolen in and the result is the rending
t f the pirty. Machine politics and
ti.; i uW of sin. ill men may always be
t : '"'1 1. 1 "a to produce the same ,
- -" it thi-y are tried. and
. . v ' ". - t, ' t:
OUR FOOI AM) PHYSIC.
Mr. Wur.lMch's bill, to prevent the
adulteration of food and drugs, hav
ing been made a law, it is hoped every
effort will be exhausted by the officers
and people to strictly enforce its pro.
visions, Jiy "food is meant every
article used by man for food or drink
while the term "drug" applies to all
medicines, whether for Internal or
external use. The penalty for
violation of this law is in
the nature of misdemeanor, for
which a fine of not ex
cccding live hundred dollars may be
Imposed. Articles of food shall be
considered adulterated when any sub-
stince or substances are sulistituted
in whole or in part for the article, or
when any article is so abstracted, or
if there be imitation of any article, or
if composed in whole or in part of
any impure animal or vegetable sub
stance, or if taken from any diseased
animal. The restrictions embrace any
coating or polishing or powdering,
whereby articles are made to appear
what they are not. In case of drug
it is provided that when differing
from the standard recognized
in the United States I 'harm
copu'ia they shall lie deemed
adulterated, or when purport
ing to be prepared under formul;
laid down in any other pharmaeopu-ia.
and shall vary therefrom, or if
strength and purity fall below the
standard under which they are sold
such violation shall lie punishable as
a misdemeanor. The law is a very
good measure, but it is made too plia
ble, since the governor and the state
health ollicer are given a world
of latitude in constructing it
Concerning the inauguration of this
measure it is provided that the state
health ollicer shall take cognizance of
the interests of the public health, as
it relates to the sale of food and drugs,
and the adulteration of the same, and
make all necessary investigations and
inquiries relating thereto. He shall
also have the supervision of the ap
pointment of public analysts and
chemists, and upon his recommend:
tlon whenever he shall deem any
such ollicer incompetent, the ap
pointment of any and every
such ollicer shall be revoked, and be
held to be void and of no effect.
Within thirty days after the passage
of this act the state health ollicer
shall adopt such measures as may
seem' necessary to facilitate the en
forcement of this act, and
rules and regulationsjvjificMgard To
the prop?ruifc3a t collecting and
exaiwfjrfrig articles of food or drugs,
aud for the appointment of the neces
sary inspectors and analysts. The law
is not to interfere with the sale
of recognized compounds, either
of food or medicine, and ail
persons offering for sale
anything embraced in the purview of
the law shall be held responsible for
any refusal to supply the analyst, in
spector or health ollicer with samples
of what is offered for sale. Such a
law as this has long lieen needed, and
It may be hoped that in time it will
be so improved as to meet any public
demand in the direction of better pub'
THE ASTOR'VAXDERBILT 1)1 FFI
It has been known for years that,
with all their millions, the Vander-
Dilts were never able to associate with
the Astors. For over sixty 'years old
Cornelius ,vanderbilt had only one
object in view, and that was to be
able to say that the descendants of
old John Jacob Astor had at last ac
knowledged that he was a human
being exalted enough to be allowed
in the mighty presence of the Astors
on social terms. lie died without at
taining this boon; aud the thought
enftiittered his last moments. It
is said that, so high above the
Vanderbilts did the Astors con
sider themselves, socially, that
Mrs. Astor gave a poor girl a $3000
dress because Mrs. Vanderbilt had
one like it. This cut almost caused
the entire Vanderbilt family to com
mit suicide. It is also said that oid
man Astor nearly flailed the life out
of a young Astor because he went in
swimming up near Williamsburg
while the Vanderbilt boys "were slosh
ing around down in Fulton Market
slip, with the tide coming in. The
old man told young Astor that he
would catch the scum from the pleb
an vanderbilts. Well, this sort of
thing was kept up for years; the
Astors snubbing the Vanderbilts, and
Vanderbilts taking it meekly, pray
ing and hoping for the time to come
when something would break the
upper crust of the high-headed
Astors and let the Vanderbilts pad
dle in the same boat with them. In
the mean time, whenever there was
a particularly arrand affair on hand.
and the Astors were invited, thev
would never go unless the invitations
read: "No -Vanderbilts need apply."
Therefore, the republic of the United
States has been threatened - with
disintegration during all those
years. We are happy to state
that it is all over now
and that the danger is passed. Van
derbilt gave a grand supper in his
new palace that eclipsed anything
that has ever been on this continent
before, and he invited the Astors.
Mirabile dictul They accepted, and
were present. Thus the mighty
chasm was bridged, and the republic
will now live on and become prosper
ous. . As few people know the cause
of this high-headed conduct on the
port of the Astors, the Statesman
will briefly give a history of the
whole thing: Old John Jacob
Astor first got his - start,
and began to accumulate his
millions by dealing in skin-pelts" of
muskrats, beavers, minx, polecats.
eic vd me outer nana, old uornelius
Nanderbilt began on oysters, which
he carried in his old scow and canal
boat. But Astor quit skinning rats and
things, and began to skin people,while
Vanderbilt was still in the fish and
oyster business. Hence, the Astors
held that the scent of beaver and rat
pelts was all worn off their family
long before the family of Vanderbilt
ceased o reck with the fumes of oys
ters, fish and canal-boats. This
is why when the Astors would be
suddenly thrown in company with
the Vandeibilts, they would go to
making remarks about the smells
from tne streets, and ask somebody if
there was r ot an oyster and fish de
pot close by, and that the authorities
should shut it up. And the Vander
bilts" would go to the hostess nd tell
her that it was Urns for the city of
New York to have hide houses move
mt.-Me the cortNr;.ti.n. ns the scent
h.u .'. r i ..' 1 1-e t-r ' w a d:s-1
agreeable. And then the Astors
would leave and the Vanderbilts
would go home and kick themselves,
and discharge servants, and swear at
the pretended aristocracy of the
Astors. But this is all settled now,
and the children of the two families
acknowledge that the smells of their
daddies are gone.
The new city charter is another
measure advocated by the States
mas which has received decided sanc
tion from the legislature. Yesterday
the house adopted it by a vote of 76
to 6. It is a very lengthy document,
and in due time, it is presumed, it will
be presented by authority in printed
Folger, it is believed, will not
livelong. Ever since the campaign
in which "Folger and Forgery" was
the battlu shout, the distinguished
Sfcdwart has not relished his food.
The moment J udge Folger accepts
the nomination procured by forgery,
he signed his own death warrant.
Up to that fatal freak he had been re
garded as a spotless man. Since then
he has been degraded, and he feels it
aud hits sunk under it. They call it
malaria, but it is shame.
Score another success for the peo
ple. An Ohio court has decided that
telegraph, telephone, electric light,
and other companies using poles and
wires, have no authority to locate
their posts on a street, alley or .side
walk alongside a man's property
without his consent, and ordered the
posts now standing to be removed
within thirty days. This begins to
look as though the time is coming
when a private individual may be
supposed to have some rights that
monopolies are bound to respect.
It is given out that Mr. Hubbell
has retired from politics, the infor
mation coming directly from himself'
It has taken some time for him to
find out this fact, but even the reali
zation of it comes to him earlier than
usual to men of his class. When Mr.
Hubbell was defeated for renomlna
tion last year, and was driven to the
defense of the assessment buSness
his fate was sealed. Nothing could
happen to bring him into public life
again and he is wise to recognize that
annihilation rather than resurrection"-
io iu uc ins political iaift
Some of the pun;,c school directors
of New Jerr"7ittiiBi liiiniw tn i,-ii.o
--fpTOiueal economy taught in the
schools. The books were put into the
hands of the pupils, and then the dis
covery was made by these same
directors that the doctrine taught
therein was in antagonism to a protec
tive tariff. Being of the Robinson
persuasion they were dumbfounded,
anu me nooks were ordered sup
pressed, and now some high tariff man
is to be employed to make a text book
to order. Such is political education,
and such it will always be.
Gov. Butler's investigations con
cerning the Tewksbury alms house are
bringing to light many such things as
might be discovered by a searching in
vestigation in Texas. Each day's de
velopments add to the criminal bru
tality and cold-blooded selfishness of
the management. It is almost incred
ible that in this advanced age, and in
a slate distinguished for all that
places a people in the first rank of civ
llization and enlightenment, human
life should be held so lightly and hu
man beings treated so brutally. The
testimony shows that the superin
tendent of theJalnishouse practically
murdered inmates by a system of slow
torture and sold the bodies of the vie
tims. Insane victims were intrusted
with care of the sick, and even with
the administering of medicine.
M. De Lesseps is pegging away at
the Panama canal project in a man
ner not much resemblinr contem
plated failure. The dredges lately
built for him are already at the scene
of work, and six thousand men are
now actively employed. The entire
line of the canal is cleared of thick
tropical growth, and opening of the
channel is about to begin. It is as
serted that the canal will be finished in
about seven years unless Blaine should
be elected president and has party
strength enough to carry out his pol
icy of "seizing" the canal and making
it the "southern coast line of the
United States" a threat which means
that Blaine will gobble up Mexico
and the Central American republics
and the state of Panama in the repub
lic of Colombia. The Blaine policy
does not meet with the sympathy of
Mexico, Central America or the
United States of Colombia, and it is
not surprising, considering its length.
breadth and impudence. Another
thing even more surprising would be
to see Mr. Blaine made president.
The day for foisting frauds into the
presidential chair is no more.
The story has got started that cer
tain well-known politicians have late
ly held a consultation in New -York,
and that they have decided to bring
Mr. Tilden to the front as a presiden
tial candidate. The programme, as
stated, has been planned by Mr. Til
den, Sam Randall and certain leading
politicians of Pennsylvania. Dor-
sheimer, Cox and Kelly and company
were not in the conference. It was
understood, however, that overtures
would be made to Kelly, and that no
opposition would be made to the pro
posed New York city charter,
which he is backing if he
will join in the new combination.
The scheme is to have New York
present a solid front for Sam Randall
for speaker, and Pennsylvania is to be
made a unit for Tilden at the nomi
nating convention. Mr. William
Scott, of Erie, is to be intrusted with
the plan of harmonizing the Democ
racy of Pennsylvania. Dorsheimer
and Cox are to be placated in some
way. There can be no doubt, says
this authority, that Tilden is to be
brought forward as a candidate, and
that Mr. McDonald, of Indiana, will
not be permitted to carry the New
York delegation. In spite of all this
the Statesman is for the Indiana
gentleman, and it looks upon these
personal schemes in favor of Mr.
Tilden as dangerous to the'success of
Bisiiof Coxe, of New York, wants
the 19th of April observed as the an
niversary of the day when Gen.
Washington announced to his army
that a treaty of peace had been con
cluded between Great Britain and the
American colonies. Bishops Potter;
of New York, Doane, of Albany,
Huntingdon, of tVi Littlejr of
throughout the United States, have .
yet to be heard from before the old
date of the anniversary of indeiieud-
ence can be so materially altered. (
We have been so long accustomed to
associate the 4th of July, 177C, with
the day of our freedom as a people
that little less than a miracle or an
act of congress could reconcile the
people to the proposed alteration in our
almanacs and historical tates. The an
nouncement made by Washington on
the day which Bishop Coxe, as a true
patriot and orthodox churchman,
wishes to be commemorated as the
centennial anniversary of the birth
of this republic is, of course, worthy
of all honor. But the bishop would
not desire to sectionalize a patriotic
demonstration that should extend not
only all over New York, but also sim
ultaneously over the , length and
breadth of the Union. If its freedom
is to date from the day of the Declara
tion of Independence, the present cal
endar admits of no modification, but
if our disenthrallment is only to be
deemed perfected when it was
achieved, after six years' hard fight
ing, then the learned bishop's sug
gestion is entitled to consideration.
Hon. A. H. Willie, chief justice; Hons. J. W.
St ay ton, C. H. West, associates; C. S Morse,
2018. Woods, administrator, vs. Alex
ander et al, Irom Fannin county; affirmed
an per agreement.
3J.88. oote vs. O'Roark it al, from Col
lin county; affirmed. Report o( commK
sion ol appeals adopted.
Sj87. Cox vs. Montgomery, from Tar
rant county; reversed and remanded, lie
port of commission oi appeals adopted
3588. Wheeler vs. Leeinan, from Fannin
county-, reversed and ordered to be trans
ferred to the county court. Report cf
commission of appeals adopted.
3-U7. Booth et al vs Holmes, from Wise
cou. iy; reversed and remanded. Report
of commission of appeals adppted.
utitij. Templeton vs. Ueyburn. from Ellis
eouuly; reversed and dismiss d. Report
of commission ot appeals adopted.
4631. Evitts, Jr. vs. Koib et al, from
Wise county: leave given both parties
to die briefs within ten days.
710 Piatt vg Jones; front Clav couuty.
Submitted on briels andoial arguments
for botb parties.
4712 Williamson et al vs. Conner; from
Lamar county. Submitted on briefs ot
both parties Justice Wet not sitting.
4713. llblue et ai vs. Blake & Jenkens
et al. from la!toa-SS Sjy.-&j! buultttcfyfit
47-2.- TrlTson vs. Ilelms et al; Irom Col-
"i county, bubmttted on briefs an
Lffral argument for appellants and brlel
iZiS. Long vs. lirenuemen; from Lamar
4743. Sacra et al vs. Hudson; from
Grayson county. Reversed and remand
4743. La Belle wagon woiks vs.Tidball
Vau Zaudt & Co. et al: from Tarrant
county. Submitted on briefs by botb
parties and written argument for appel
tani ana oral argument lor appellee.
4748. City National bank vs. Cuff
Co.; Irom Tarraut couuty. Submitted on
briers and oral argument for both parties
4iou. uameron vs. lioenietle; irom Col
tin county. Submitted on brief for
plaintin in error.
j.exaa ana l'aciac railroad vs
Auckols; from Lamar county. Sub
mitted on briefs and oral argument for
4770. Anderson vs. Towers; from Ellis
county. Reversed and remanded.
rexas ana racinu railroad vs
JUcCianahun; from I.amir county. Sub-
milted on briefs and oral argumeut for
Justice's Court Precinct 'o. 3.
Fritz Tegener, presiding.
A. Goodman vs. George Mason, suit for
1 1 on note, tv rit or sequestration issued
lor a wagon ana same placed in Uooj
man s bands.
Zimpleman & Bergen, agents forThos,
Goggan, of Galveston, vs. K. O.Stevens
Writ of execution issued on a lot of fan
mills and other hardware, for the Dav
ment of a judgment of $140.24 and costs.
Justice's Court Precinct So. 3.
Win Von Rosenberg, jr., presiding.
State of Texas vs. Frank Goodrich, ar.
rested by Officer Tom Johnson for assault
ana battery on bis wile; lined 816.45.
State of Texas vs. Taylor Pae, charged
with the tbeft of a pistol and i20.& in
Three civil suits were filed yesterday
aud several warrants are out for viola
tors of the criminal statutes.
Justice's Court Precinct Xo. ..
Justice T. C. face, Presiding.
The state of Texas vs. J. L. Tack ell
ror assault on 8. K Jcbols ; acquitted.
SUte vs. Tackctt, for tbreatebing to
take Echols' life; put under $100 peace
Donu lor one year.
The atate vs. Kidal Gvara, foi rudely
displaying a pistol in the street. 3 aud
A case against the same frolicsome Ax
tec. for carrying a pistol, was dismissed
The state vs. 8 E. Echols, charged with
theft of $66; continued till the grand jury
A STRANGE AND STAKTLIStt
Is there a Spirit World?
A remarkable dream or preternatu
r.u visitation recentiv occurred in
Louisville, Kentucky: Mr. V. E,
Alorera, a gentleman well and favor
ably known about town, on retiring
iur nie uigui,, leeiing unwen ana ner
vous was very restless in his sleep,
but seemed to himself to be wide
awake and in full control of his
senses. A vision appeared ill his
dream showing him a large flaming
numuer commanding him to obtain it
irom tne lottery ana then vanished.
ine dream was so startlinar as to fullv
awaken him, and although one who
never oenevea in lotteries or upheld
them, yet try as he would he could
not shake off or forget the numbers
which seemed burned in his brain.
Finally he called at the office of the
commonwealth Distribution comna-
ny, and paying $1, asked for a ticket
wita the numbers of his dream on it.
Fortunately the number was unsold
ana his ticket given him,
xne arawim? was soon to come
off and so nervous and excited had he
become that, although against his
principles, he determined to witness
it, and strangly enough he saw his
numl)er drawn from the wheel and
the handsome prize of $5000 was his.
was this simply a coincidence? AVho
can tell ? is'ext drawing takes place
in Louisville, Kentucky, April 30;
liHK) prizes, amounting to $112,400,
whole tickets only $2. Address It. M.
tioardman, Louisville, Kentucky.
Eosadalis is a sovereiirn remedv for
all diseases of the blood. It has no
equal for the cure of nervous disor
ders. Read this certificate:
I would like to bear testimonv to
the merits of Kosadalis, by saying that
some eignt years ago 1 was totaliv
prostrated and could get no relief from
our family physician, but after taking
one bottle of Rosadalis I became en
tirely restored to health. I now
weigh 17a pounds, but when I first
took your medicine I weighed onlv
4-130. I cheerfully recommend it to all
ana especially to those alllicted with
AIRS. A. A. Maron,
We use no leaders of anv kind to
aeceive tne pumic.
msy-ima-w J. &. s. Koppel.
Call and be convinced that von can
buy fancy goods of us as cheaDlv as
staples. J. x . KOPPEL.
Xo matter how advanced in life.
Good teeth in either man or wife
Or maid are a rich prize; .
And those who would the gift pre
serve, From Sozodont won't swerve.
Should they at all be wise.
That hackimr couch ran lwt
quickly cured by Shiioh's Cure. "VVe
guarantee it. For sale by Finklea &
Shiioh's Coueh and Consimtion Cure
is sold by us on a euarantee. It cures
"'nsuniption. For sale by Finklea &
t'-n. ti. .
Coutinu d from third page.
j Sc.ulv-Hc,eiith Day's Proceeding
AU8TIK, April 10, 1883.
The senate met at toe appointed hour,
Lieutenant-Governor Martin presiding.
Prayer by the chaplain.
Various cotnuii tec reports were pre
sented as follows:
liy Mr. I'feiifTcr, rhairmau of fiuance
Favorably, bouse bill providing a man
ner of asots-iug banks brokers, eichauge
dealers, t u .
Favorably on uieiuoiial irom the board
of veterans tor claims due theui for
services in totaling laud certificates.
Fivoraoiy on substitute bouse bill 280
amending article 1U85. code of procedure,
allotting couuty judges. a 1. r trials of
habeas corpus cases.
Memorial ol ci izens of Pecos county
prayiug loi the creation of the new county
of Toy ah, was read aud relerred.
Resolutions allowing the enrolling com
mittee additional clcricul force, was
a opt. d.
The committee of free conference on the
geueral appropriation bill, bouse
bill 34, reported favorably to
enable the sta.e to resume co trol ol
the penitentiaries and supporting the
same out ol the general reveuuea. Com
mittee report adopted.
Favorably, house bill 294. amending
ci imlnal code of procedure. Third read
ing and final passage.
Mr. Johnson, of Collin, under suspen
sion of rules, brought up senate bill Z3i,
fixing the bond of the state treasurer at
VM0 000; amendment reducing it to
2o0,U00 was adopted, and bill ordered
Mr. Davis brought up under the tus
penaion of rules senate bill 3G3, changing
terms ol supreme court. Lost.
The school bill, with house substitute
raising salaries of school teachers, was
Mr. Matlock introduced senate bill 103.
with house amendment regulating toe
man uer of holding elections in unorga-n
izod counties. Senate concurred in houee
Mr. Coopei offered coin mil tee report
on bouse substitute for seuate bill 157,
kuown as the gamu law. Mr. Martin ask
ed lor a free conlerence committee.
The land fraud bi 1 was again taken up,
with house amendment for a land board
to bring suits be lore the Travis county
court. This bill has been previously ois
cussed, but was again participated in by
leng'hy arguments by the f diowlng sen
ators: Uooch, Fleming, Davis. Ciibbs,
Cliesley, Johuston and Randolph.
A message lroiu the governor was re
ceived and read, announcing the appoint
ment olT. 1. Wooten and M. D. uarnet
regents of the state university, and Geo.
Stow pilot commissioner at Brazjt Santi
ago. Senate adjourned until 3 p. m.
Committee report was received favoring
bill lo create aud provide for the organ izV
tion ol Toyah county.
Mr.'iT a u? Htntkf-a-;S"tionfor the sen
ate to go into executive session ttPIESf
row alter morning roll call. So ordered.
The pending business, "the land fraud
bill," was again resumed. After speeches
oj aiessrs. uarris, reacocK and Uavls. a
motion was made to concur in the bouse
amendment, which was adopted.
A iree conicreuce committee was pro
posed by Mr. Farrar. Me.-srs. Farrar.
irayior ana uoiuns were appointed on
Mr. Jobnstou. of Shelby, moved to sus
pend regular order and act on senate bill
Wo. 367, providing for county boundaries.
Bill for creating and organizing a new
county to be called Toyah county was in
troduced, au amendment oflered to
change name to Reeves county in honor
or the late speaker ot the house, which
was adopted, passed to engrossment and
Mr. Kleberg, under suspension of rules,
brought up house bill No 525, an act to
remove the civil disabilities of William
E. Harper, minor, rem ved and reported
unfavorably by committee. The bill was
Mr. Fowler brought up senate bill 17S.
the deficiency appropriation bill. Mr.
Goocu moved to make it the special order
for to morrow immediately alter roll call.
Mr. Matlock, under a suspension of the
rules, brought up senate bill 317, entitled
an act to build bridges in counties and
provide for payment of same; subjected
to amendments and finally passed.
Mr. Gooch offered house amendment to
senate bill 42, penal code, providing for
the trespass upon enclosed lands and
punishment for same. Adopted.
Senate adjourned until Wednesday at
9:30 a. m.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
I louse met at appointed hour.Speak
er Gibson and a quorum present.
Prayer by the chaplain.
The house considered house pubsti
tute for senate bill 157, amending the
game law. Senate amendments con
House bill 2S2. Senate amendment,
making the standard weight of a
bushel of coal 80 instead of 70 pounds,
was concurred in.
Senate amendments to house bill
489, to prevent the adulteration of
food and drugs, was concurred in.
Hon. James M. Anderson, of the
thirteenth legislature, was invited to
a seat in the bar of the house.
THE DEFICIENCY BILL.
The house considered the deliciency
appropriation bill, being on its third
reading and final passage.
The bill being read. Upton suggest
ed that the item of 835,000 for pay of
school teachers prior to 1873 should
read $15,000, in iiccordance with the
amendment of Mr. Armistead, which
was adopted. The correction was
Amendments were made as fol
lows: Striking out the appropriation of
$302.25 to Mitchell for want of
the initials to make the item delinite.
Adding the emergency clause.
The bill as amended was linally
passed. Ayes 42, noes 40.
The house refused to pass senate
bill Xo. 42, adding article 1591a to the
penal code so as to prevent catching
lish in ponds without consent of the
owner or person in charge of the
premises ayes 3(5, nays 42.
senate oui jno. iim. to amena sec
tion 7 of the act to give effect to sec
tion z, article a or the constitution,
regulating the manner of locating and
removing county seats. Passed.
lion. Amos Alornll was. by resolu
tion oi Air.Liaoatt, invited to a seat in
the bar of the house.
House bill authorizing Christian
Jordan to sue the state passed.
oenaie Din prescribing penalties for
violation of quarantine laws passed.
senate uui sso. zb, authorizing the
commissioner of the land office to issue
patents now suspended because clerks
or county courts have failed to make
reports as required by law. Passed.
Mr. x isher, chairman ot the com
mittee on enrollment, reported vari
ous whs amy enroued.
Other committee reports were sent
up without reading.
.senate bill 20b. hxine fees of ccuntv
Senate bill 78. prescribing penaltv
ior nignway roDuery. irassea.
.senate bill exempting certain coun
ties named from the requirements of
tne cattle inspection law. and amend
mg the law so as to include the in
spection of horses. Passed.
iJy Mr. Armistead: Jiill to amend
charter of Jefferson iron company,
THE AUSTIN CITY CHARTER.
Mr. Smith, of Travis, asked a sus
pension of the rules to take up senate
in ddb, to amend the charter of the
city of Austin. Granted.
Mr. Upton in the chair.
The bill, covering sixteen pages of
pnntea matter, was reaa bv the as
sistant ciem, sir. a inger.
JUr. fcmith. by request, sent up and
had read a resolution of the city
council protesting against the pro
Also, petitions from numerous lead
ing citizens of all parties in favor of
the proposed changes.
Mr. Smith spoke in favor of the
bill, which he said he endorsed as a
whole, as it came from the committee
of the senate, lie did not live imme
diately in the citv. but felt an equal
interest with its citizens in good city
Amendment proposed by Mr. Rosen
thal!, to submit the question of adopt
ing the charter to a vote of the people
beiore going into election of city
officers, was defeated.
1 he rules were suspended and the
bill finally passed. Ayes 74, noes 6.
Air. smith moved to reconsider and
lay the motion to reconsider on the
' The public have already been made
familiar with the features of the
charter which are change! by the bill.
The election for city officers is to take
pliice the first Monday in December
Mr. Stringer called up senate joint
I resolution Xo. 33, diminishing the
, terms of county courts. 1'a.s.sed to
j third reading.
j Speaker Gibson, from the iWr,
I called up substitute senate bill SOT., to
I amend the a t to adopt and establish
revised statutes by adding article 1 l2Da
I revised statutes so as to provide rr
' cutting ditches through premi.;i . to
iirain puoiic roads.
Mr. Taylor offered amendment pro-
sung ior compensation ot the own
n ui mu premises. Auopted.
The bill was finally passed.
Speaker Gibson in the chair.
JUr. Dennis called jup substitute
senate bill 229, to regulate the fees of
tax collectors. Passed to a third read
The speaker signed the bill grant
ing one. minion oi acres oi land to the
state university and the same amount
to the free school fund.
Pending consideration of senate bill
i-j, tne nouse adjourned till 3 p. m
speaker uibson and a quorum present.
The pending business, recurring in
consequence ot adjournment haviug dis
solved the call of the house, was staied
by the speaker to be the motion of Nash
to lay on the table the motion of Mr.
Moore, of McLennan. to reconsider the
vote by which the bouse retused to con
cur in senate amendments to the public
Mr. Upton demanding a call of the
house, immediate consideration of the
question was stopped.
GENERAL APPROPRIATION BILL.
Pending the call of the house Mr.
Upton presented report of free con
ference upon the general appropriation
tiu. me report is necessarily quite
lengiuy, covering tne numerous amend-
in ems oi Dotn nouses.
Among the recommendations is an ap
propriation of $6000, to provide for sur
veying the 4,000,1X0 acres of land ju-t
aonaieo to me Btate university and 1.000,
0 0 acres to the free school fund.
A minority of the iommittee (Cochran
anu Ay res) agreed witn ice majority ex
cept on the ilem making an appropria
tion, in place of which they suggest an
appropriation of S.'HI.OOO each year in
addition to what may be the proceeds of
tue luuor oi tne convicts.
Mr. Couhrau moved to substitute the
minority for the majority report, and
spoke m support or bis motion.
Mr. Upton spoke at length lu support
oi me majority proposition, wniuu Is as
10 euaoie tue state to resume con
trol ol the penitentiaries and
operate the same on state account, if
necessary, and to confine as many con
victs as practicable withiu the walls.
Ail the proceeds of the penitentiaries,
estimated to be 1350,000 lor 1883 and the
same amount for 1884, to be supplemented
uy ciuu.ouo ior is and $ 100,000 for 1884,
to be paid out ot the general revenue
Arter further discussion by Mr. Caven'
and Mr. Foster of Lime-tone, the minor
ity report was adopted by a vote of 47 to
Many of the recommendations apolv to
salaries of clerks aud minor employes of
no special inter sno tne puonc.
Other amendments adop'ed are as fol
For payment of teachers to be employed
by the state board ot education for the
purpose ot teaching a normal school in
each senatorial district for white, aud each
congressional district for colored teach
ers, 6000 for each year ; and that the sen
ate recede from its amendment inserting
the words "lor building a hall or chapel
lor the Sam. Houston normal institute
5000, to be paid out ot the general reve
nue." That both houses concur in the follow
ing: Strike out all on pages 14 and 16
in relerence to A. and M. college,
anu insert in neu inereoi : t or supnort
of the A. and M. college, to be expended
lor 1883, out of general revenue, if 30.000,
ana ior ire, to De paia out oi tne unlver
g.ty found; f 10,000 10 pay salary of state
engineer for management of railroads;
$3000 for his secret try, and f 10, 000 fjr
other expenses incident to the omce.
That both houses concurin the following
I ii 1 1 V tn T1 . h niimmlaclnno. In nn.nk...
relative to fish commissioner to purchase
land to be approved by the governor,
strike out $'00 each year, and insert
110,000 lor nrst year alone.
Such are the most Important features
of the recommendations as approved by
the adoption of the report ot the com
Mr.;wurzbach called up the motion to
reconsider the vote by which the bill dx
Idb tax collectors' fees waa enerognid.
The bill passed to third reading, with
Mr. Cochran asked for a joint commit
tee of conference on the still existing
difference between the two houses on the
penitentiary item In the appropriation
uui. mis motion was withdrawn
Messrs. Armistead, Frank and Hill were
appointed a committee on the part of the
nouse as a iree conierence committee on
the land fraud bill.
Mr. Harry s bill providing for county
brands far cattle passed by concurrence
in senate amendments.
Mr. Robertson ca led up senate bill
cbamrln? terms of court of Travis county
1 1,7111; . . . . -
anu iv iiiiaiusoD county. - j asscu.
a message irom tne senate among
other announcements stated that a
motion had been entered in that body to
reconsider the adoption of the majority
report or the tree conference committee
on the ge c-ral appropriation bill
The house a journed till 9 a. m. Wed
Shipping Horses and Cattle.
The following is the text of the bill
which has passed requiring inspection
oi shipments ol horses and cattle.
An act to amend article 784, chapter
io, tun- ii, or tne penal code.
Section 1. Be it enacted bv the legis
lature of the state of Texas, that
article 784, chapter 15. title 17, of the
penal code be so amended as hereafter
to read as follows:
"Art. 784. If any asrent of anv rail
road, steamship, sailing vessel or ship
ping company or any Kina shall re
ceive for shipment any horses or cat
tle, unless such horses or cattle have
been duly inspected, according to law,
he shall be fined not less than twenty-
uve, nor more than one thousand dol
lars for each animal so unlawfully
The act takes effect in ninety days
aiter its passage.
Well Done, Armistead.
This glorious little county has given
to the state legislature, within our
recollection, many of the best minds
that ever illustrated statesmanship in
the general assembly of the state.
Epperson, Culberson, Taylor and
Campbell for years justly held leader
ship in the popular branch. And now
comes Armistead,youn in years, but
strong in wisdom and eminent in pat
riotism, wnose gallant leadership has
put Ireland and his nenitentiurv
lessees in their little beds of defeat,
If no other contribution to the crlorv
of the state has been made, the glon-
ous and victorious fight of this gal-
fant member in behalf of the rights of I
the people on this issue, would be a
crown oi laurels to the brow or our I
friend. Well done, Armistead. No
bly have you fought, gloriously shall
An Outside View.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The lower branch of the Texas leg
islature has passed a bill prohibiting
the granting of special rates by rail-
roaus, unuer penalty or heavy dam
ages, to be collected by shippers who
are discriminated against. Equal
quantities of freight of the same class,
transported from the same point in
tne same airecuon over eaual dis
tances of the same roads, are to be
charged equal amounts, whoever
sends them. And the collection, under
tnfse circumstances, of more money
from one person than from anv other.
"whether directly or by means of any
rebate or other shift or evasion." is to
be taken as prima facie evidence of
the prohibited "extortion and uniust
discrimination." Railroads, being
common carriers, ought undoubtedly
to be managed in accordance with
this principle. Practically, however,
par asm ps arise irom the enforcement
of any cast-iron rule upon the subject.
as the people of Texas may learn to
FEARS OF AN INDIAN OUTBREAK.
Portland. Oreiron. April 10.
Chief Moses, now here, savs he fears
n cannot keep his tribe" from the
war path unless the strip of land. 17
by 100 miles, taken from the reser
vation last lebruary, be restored.
General Miles thinks $10,000 will set
tle the matter witout fighting. Two
companies were sent to the reser
vation; others are in readiness.
Moses' warriors, numbering- three
hundred, may be joined in case of an
outbreak by Callvilles, iSpakanes,
Coctirs, Dalenas and Vakinas.
The Chicago oung Men's Chris
tian association has a membership of
Jim Kobinson, the bare-back circus
rider, has sold his farm in Missouri
for $RVXW cash. It contained VM
A lively contest has begun in New
Hampshire for United Senator llol
lins seat. The legislature will meet
There were 275.UJO bushels of coal-
together with a number of coal-boats
and barges, lost by the recent freshet
A letter from Mayo, Ireland, says
there w ill be an extraordinary emi
gration from that neighborhood to
America this year.
The doleful statement has been re
cently made that not one woman in a
hundred can make a courtesy, nor one
man in a thousand make a liow.
One of the Jeannette survivors,
Lauterback, refuses to visit his father,
in Washington county. Ohio, who is
very feeble, and cannot long survive.
Ten of the leading physicians of
New Haven, Connecticut, are of the
opinion that the public school system
ot that city is calculated to injure the
health of pupils.
The pyrotechnic display which
Mount Etna is getting up for the
benefit of the Italians surpasses any
thing of the kind in the history 6f
Catherine Lewis has separated from
her husband, a Welshman named Arf
weidson, who has been squandering
her earnings. Julius Cahn, of Cin
cinnati has become her manager.
Gen. Pleasanton confirms the state
ment of Gen. Doubleday that at one
time during the battle ot Gettysburg,
Gen. Meade contemplated a retreat to
some more advantageous position.
Gen. Butler is reported to have said
confidentially to some friends in
Washington that he can now rely
upon Massachusetts to support him
in the next national Democratic con
vention. The report comes from Berlin that
Bismarck has under consideration the
propriety of dissolving the lteichstag,
should it continue refractory on the
question of the increase -of military
Eight Kev. P. E. Sourin, the Supe
rior General of the Congregation of
the Holy Cross, residing at Notre
Dame, is about to make his forfeit
trip to Europe. He will visit Home
Ed win Booth appeared in "Hamlet,"
in Vienna, and was received with
great applause. The press expresses
great disappointment, and says his
acting was mucn below what was ex
pected of Booth.
A busy doctor sent in a certificate
of death the other day, and aecident-
..11.. .. : i , -
auT aigueu ms iiainu in tne space ior
"cause of death." The registrar says
he wishes the profession would be as
mere are ninety Aionnon mission
aries in the south who calculate to
secure about seven hundred converts
this year. The elders say east and
middle Tennessee are the most fruit
ful fields for the missionaries.
The Blackford M. E. church in In
dianapolis was invaded during the
services bunday by a husband, who
dagger in hand, was in search of his
wile and a bad man who was there in
her company. A tragedy was barelv
Vermont produces more marble
than any other state in the union,
Last year the amount produced ag-
I ... . - . B
gregated 1,000,000 cubic feet. Nearly
81,000,000 was paid for the labor re
quired to quarry the stone and take it
Hannibal Hamlin stated in a lec
ture at Bangor Tuesday night that he
did not see an intoxicated person
while he was in Spain as United
States minister, and he thought that
the reason was the national use of
Much of the roast beef of old Eng
land comes irom America, une lirm
in New York ships 1000 car cases
weekly to Liverpool, while Chicaa-o
sends 400, and 1200 head of live cattle
are yearly exported to supply the
The experiment of carrying weath
er signals on passenger trains on the
Cleveland, Akron and Columbus rail
road will be tried this week. The
signals are about two feet in diame
ter, and can readily be distinguished
irom one-iounn to nair a mile.
Railway managers in England will
organize protection corps. Their duty
win oe to watch suspicious persons
traveling on their roads, and guard
against the carriage of paroels sup-
poseu to ne ior use in the pro-tecution
oi uniawiui and disloyal designs,
There is power even in a small hair
pin. A .New i ork woman produced
a stran jeone in court, which she had
lound in her husband s lied, and a di
vorce was readily granted. The whole
neighborhood had previously testified
against the brute, but the hair-pin did
Russian astronomers have discover
ed anotner asteroid, l here are now
some22oof these little planets pcr-
rorming tneir revolutions between
Mars and Jupiter, so far discovered.
Every one is a miniature world,
around one of which a man could
easily walk m a day.
Mr. Li. J. Jennme's cable letter to
the New i ork World savs the Mar
quis of Salisbury's tour through the
midland districts has revealed the
fact that there is a much wider and
profounder feeline of discontent with
the ministry than had been thoueht
to exist even by the hopeful conserv
A petition bearing two titousand
names, over two hundred ot which
are those of the first ladies of Louis
ville, has been presented to Governor
Blackburn, asking for the pardon of
Dave a crsruson. the embezzling tax
receiver, who is under five year's sent
ence, i he governor ret uses to issue
Not only does the native population
of X ranee fail to increase at a satis-
factory rate, but the country is be-
coming a great field for German im-
migration. This is a comparatively
recent thing. In 18(51 but 1.33 per
cent of the tiopulation ot t ranee con-
sisted of foreigners, and in 1881 the
proportion was a per -cent.
The London Truth says there are
rumors that in process of time Prince
Albert Victor, eldest son of the Prince
of Wales, will be advised to select as
his wife the. Princess Clementine of
Saxe-Coburg, daughter of the king
and queen of the Belgians. The
princess is now only thirteen years
old, and the young- prince six years
Oregon is receiving a valuable class
of immigrants. The average amount
or money brought by each family is
$1000. In one oolony of eightv-six
Swedes and Norwegians from Michi
gan, Wisconsin ana Illinois, the low
est amount held by any lamily was
$500 and the largest $5200. A con
siderable number of immigrants have
gone irom ixs Angeles and San
uernaruino counties in California.
Kansas, like California. Nevada and
Colorado, is going into irrigation.
Western Kansas is almost a desert, on
account of the lack of rainfall, but
wun a good, system of irrigation it
wui proaoiy surpass the eastern end
of the state in fertility. The largest
canai ever constructed in the state is
now contracted for. It will take
water from Arkansas river and will
irrigate a district forty miles wide.
There is a law in Munich requiring
every saloon-keeper to close his shop
and turn out bis customers at a fixed
hour of the night, and subjecting both
him and them to a line in case of dis
obedience. On a recent night two
vigilant policemen descended upon a
favorite "bier halle" in the Bavarian
capital and caught a party of venera
ble men in the midst of abundant
good cheer. When their names were
demanded the first four responded in
order: "Professor von A of the uni
versity;" Privy Councillor A.;" 1 m pu
rl. tl Councillor Cotiat C.;" "Major von
D." When they came to the fifth ml
ith, me Policemen started liacfc in
horror and amazement, for they found
tiiemselves confronting the chief of
police, who, however, made every
thing pleasant bv nrnmisinir tn nar
his own tine and seeing to it that his
companions paia theirs, and by prais
ing the diligence and lidelity of his
subordinates. A few days later the
policemen were promoted.
A conspiracy has evidently been
formed among the Washington corre
spondents to scare the president into
the belief that he i3 despirately sick
that he has Bright's disease or some
other incurable complaint. It is pass
ing strange that a man of most robust
physique and excellent digestion
who a few weeks ago gave frequent
dinner parties of fourteen courses,
including seven varieties of
wine should suddenly become
so seriously sick. In this con
nection a friend of President
Arthur is reported to have remarked
the other day: "I regret Howe's death
a good deal more on Arthur's per
sonal account than any person else's.
Arthur, you know, is very supersti
tious, and everything seems to com
bine against urn lo increase these
feiirs. His manner of coining into
ollice, the sudden death of the Ha
waiian minister in the white house on
new year's day, and now that death
penetrates the ciicle of his oflicial
family, I know that it will quite
For one and all, at J. & S. KoppeL
For lame back, side or chest use
Shiioh's Porous Plaster. Price 25 centa.
For sale by Finklea & Ralston. 5.
There seems to be a move on foot
among a number of merchants to try
aud dispense with the services of these
hard-working and faithful employes,
and go back to the old-fashioned way
of selling goods, but it cannot succeed,
for the drummers controlling their
customers control the trade. Many of
the fraternity have drawn large
prizes in the lotteries, and as their
opportunity for oliserving the work
ings of the lotteries is great, they are
unanimously of the opinion that the
Commonwealth Distribution compa
ny is the fairest in the world and that
the great drawing which takes place
in Louisville, Kentucky, April 30,
offers an unprecedented chance to
win a fortune for a small outlay.
Capital prize, 830,000. Ticket uJy-:
S-i eacv Address your orders to It.
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j'uaiuuiau, liuuiDt me, xveiiLiii'ity.
A Swarm of Bees.
People living up on North Colorado
street were startled yesterday morning
by the tremendous beating on a tin pan,
and were immediately lemlnded of the
' When the kettle for the kettle drum
Bade us march, march away."
But It was not school boys; it was Mrs.
J. ii. Col ett's colored cook standing out
intbeyaid destroying the bottom of a
fine tin pan with a big stick, while a yel
low-looking cloud seemed to float like a
fairy veil over the 'china trees in the vard
A Statesman representative saw this and
went to the fem e to get at the cause, and
discovered the cloud to be a very large
s warms of young bees that bad imitated
many young Austinltes left the home
roof (or hive) to start out for themselves.
When the reporter saw what It was, be
concluded be could see better from across
the street, and left for an enchanting
view uisiaot. many persons were at
tracted by the noise and the novelty ol
the scene. . City people do not often see
bees from a hive cluster on a branch ol a
tree to await the sawing off of a branch
in order to be put In a new hive. Jn this
case the new sw.irm, which was a very
arge one, Indeed, was safely boused.
wuii meir queen, in new quarters.
Twenty yards of lawn at J. & S.
Koppel's, as cheap as anywhere else
in tne cny. apra-tf
Twenty yards of calico at J. & 8
Koppel, as cheap as at anv house in
me cuy. - apro-tf
CITV COLS I It, PBOCEEDISUH.
Austin, Txx., April 9, 1883.
Hon. W. A. Baylor, mayor, presiding.
Kol! call present: Aldermen Metz, Brueg
KerholT. Moeller. 1'latt and Wilson.
Absent Aldermen Kinney, Lawrence, Schu
ber. Kailkcyand ilnppertz.
On million of Alderman Brueggerhoff the
council was called, and the inarshid sent after
Aldermen Kinney and Kadkey came In and
answercu io ineir names.
I tu motion the call of tlie council
A communication was received from iot.
master of this city requesting permission to
attach street letter boxes to the lainMioHts;
with an otllclal map of this cily for use ol the
n - . onniiiic tiuii mcrriiy lurujsu ine iMisiomce
i criuisiiou was
granted to attach letter
boxes to the lamp posts. The street commit
tee were instructed to nave the map made for
A petition wac received from M. Rr.-il,t iu.li.
ing t hat the council allow liiin to continue Ins
iruit siaiiu on the comer ol Hickory street.
1 he following report was received from the
cuy maisiiai in regard lo olistrucllons on the
siuewaiKS in Hie city:
Austin, March .11, 1883.
linn. W. A. Savior, Mayor City of Ausliu.
SlK III i-omuliaiiee W-itll Vour llislrnellonu
of dale 2-.-d iuslai-t, I have the honor to make
the following report:
I ti ml tile oidrwalk obstructed by fixtures In
me luiiowing places:
I. Mulberry street, corner of Congress Ave
line, bv stairway. .
z. niiuoerry street, corner oi congress Ave
nue, iv suiirnuy
3. Ash street, corner of Congress Aveimn hv
4. Ash stroet. near corner of Coiiltpss Ave
nue, by fence and house.
i. tiicKory street, corner of Conerress Ave
nue, by sited, etc.
ti. Hickory street, corner of Coiurross Ave
nue, by stairway.
i. Kois a Arc street, corner ol Congress Ave
nue, by stairway.
ft. J.liM ll'll-li MtrPf.1 ifirtii..Af rnnirrmt, A vO-
mie, hy fiuit stand and stairway,
ft. Bois d'Arc stn-el, corner of Congress Ave
nue, uy nmirvtay .
10. Pecan street, corner of Congress Avenue,
by s airway.
11. Pecan street, corner of Congress Avenue,
by sta rway.
12. Pecan street, corner of Congress Avenue,
by fruit stand.
i.i. recan street, comer of congress Avenue,
by fniit stand and stairway.
14. Pine street. corner of CJonnrress Avenue.
oy siai rw ay.
la. t y press street, corner oi congress Ave
nue, hy stairway.
Hi. Krazos street.
comer oi East recan
street, by stairway.
7. Brazos street.
street, by stairway.
is. Brazos street.
street, ny stairway.
iw. israzos street, corner or
street, by stairway.
Jit. Han Jacinto street, corner of East Pecan
21. Ban .Jacinto street, comer ol Kast IVm.
si reel, uy stairway.
i. Trinity street, corner of Kast IVmi
street, oy stairway.
a. i oioraoo street, comer ol West recn
street, by stairway .-
1 also find the alleys obstructed liv flrtum
I.. ,1... ..11 1
in iiic luiiowuiK places
24. In rear of 1U u
ueggerhoff building by stair-
mi siue m Milieu 's onera house, bv stair-
a. cm siue ol Aewman s auction house hv
a. in rear oi it. . smith's store, by plat-
jx. On side of Miller's store, by stairway,
iw. On side of Smith's stable, by stairway.
;. In rear of Rail key's store, by platform.
31. In rear of Tiiis' store, by stairway.
In rear of Piatt's stable, by fence.
1 also find Colllfres Avptum utxl Pwnn
street obstructed in many places by telegraph
and telephone poles, which in several places
have bill-boards attached.
in retrard to the inanv orhpr olistnictlons
(which I have reason In helieve exlstl to
streets, alleys and river walks" of the citv.
I have been unable to locate them positively
for want of knowledge of the whereabouts of
ine exact lines ot sam "streeis, aueys aim
river walks." and would sugKest that for I hat
purjiose the services of the city engineer will
be necessary. .
I have been Informed that in the eases ol
Xo. I. 2 and SM the city kas given authority
for such obstructions. Also I
Kelievinir that this partial Investigation will
in no. vi.
enable vou to comply with the resolution re-I
lerrea to, 1 nave ine nonor io remain
J.no. 1'. K.IBK.1
Kibk, City Marshal.
The report of the city marshal waa adonterf.
and on motion of Alderman HruegKerhon the
matter was referred to a committee of three
aldennen. The mayor appointed as the com
mittee, Aiueruien ttrueggemon, Kuiney and
The lollowlnc petitions were crauted to re-
oeem lanu sold lor city taxes: iJit in hlork 4.
of the subdivision of block 4 in division O.
which was sold Ior city taxes in the uanie ot
Iuui Hall estate, for the vear 187.
Petition of Itobert Kalston to redeem Dart of
lot i in iiiock a. oi ine subdivision of out ol ll.
uivision l, soul ior taxes lu 1S7V under the
sessment of K. J. Kan.
Ihe following reuort was received from the
city engineer, which was adopted :
To the Hon. Mayor and Board of Aldermen of
the cuy oi Austin :.
Gkwtlkmen I herewith submits profile
of Pine street from the east line of CoUKress
Avenue to tiie east line of 1-tst Avenue, show
ing the grade as established by me on Febru
ary 10, 1H4, and I will stale that the Central
railroad company have removed the old em
bankment on said street to the grade as es
tablished by me.
. J. K. P. Mt-FAI.L.
ami lexaa -mral railway cmiiii.hiit tlml
StuCT?"? JlRd iflSfl Mi "hi
rai iu.,.le! "U V'y t,""":''- T' ''li"
ofTMar,,iiV,.V,t''l?,,M'It,',' ' "
lll'rltt' ..?.,i'S,.!rN,rt." wcelved from
the i city physician ami citv marshal, which
wore adopted and ordered liled ' WI,1L"
0"lVofTusUn:d liiM4 Tm,'u ,,f ,he
liKNTLrMKK-lHiriiig the month f March I
inade, iiieliiiiing those at the luxpiul. lortv
four visits: tweiily-Uve prescript!,,,,,, '., ()1tt
patterns. At llio lHt of my last ri iMirt (our
patients were credited to the city in hospital
since which dale, (luring March, seven caxra
were received. OI this iiuiiiImt six were din.
chanced cured and five remain under trrat
iiienf. No deaths. Ki-siwo-t tully subniiUed.
J. l'l MMI.NUH. M. !.,
, . City I'hysiclan.
Murrli si, Iggx
At'STiw, April f, 1883.
To Ihe Honorable Mayor ami Hoard of Alder
men ol tliel'llyof Ausliu:
Cknti.kmkn I haveths honor to make the
follow Inn rt-Hirt of transactions In the police
depart HM-nt, under my suiH-rlsioii, for the
month of March, I SKI.
'llifre have been made 1 73 arrests, classified
Kor Intoxication 07
For dislurlitnx the pence 27
Kor assaulting and lluhtliiu a
Kor sleepiiiK 111 public places. 14
Knr carrying pisUil is
Kor fast riding and driving H
lor commuting uuisaiice...A ft
Kor vagrancy 4
Kor discharging Drc-anus.. a
ror gaming j
Kor resisting arrest
Kor driving on sidewalk 1
will I'""'.'"'" occupation without license... 1
Kor keeping diw.rueriy house... . I
Kor keeping vicious dog 1
Aiuouiiioi lines collected in cash StUfl 'M
Amount ol tines Worked out 011 streeU . S Ml
Amount coll led Irnni venctiilile stalls
in market " " & 25
Jm. p. hiai,, City Marshal.
Aldcnnaii Kinney om-rcd nil ordinance an-
miiiplutiiii, tl... ...... I c .......
pronrialing the sum of
t iri.ib to pay ai-
proved accounts to Hint amount.
nance wai read aud then read second and third
time, under ruspciisioii of the rules, and
passed by thelollowlng vote: Aldermen Met.,
Ku!".':S. nrueggerhon", lladkey, Moeller, I'fatU.
An ordinance waa railed up granting to the
stii loot Texas the right to erect and operate
system of underground sewer along any
slrc.-t, lane, alley or common within tiie limits
of the city of Austin. The ordinance was
read second time.
- Tim mayor nominated Harry Montgomery as
poundniiister and M. Smith a regular Mfice
luau of the city of Austin.
On the recommendation of Alderman Hii-M-rU.
A. Kempiier was nominated as asiiecial
utlie recommendation of Alilermaii Wil
son, (i. iMcKuightwas noinlimled as asiiecial
The nominations were coiillnued by accla
mation. 1 ne orui-
Alderman Ilnieggerlioff offered the follow-
Resolved liv the citv nil rii,i.,.i
w iiicn was adopted :
Austin, That we. as the representatives ol the
city and taxpayers thereof, unit mi iUnii..i n,u
I Proposed ameiidii t to our city charter, for
Ltlie. reason that we hclievc 11 Jur.'e ."Ji'tijot-iiy of
j our taxratVs, aou certainly Mffl" IUTM"rrTbe
icgai voters 01 ine cny, are opMsed to said
amendments: that we further nroteitt nai ih
ground that not one citizen in ten knows what
said amendments are, and furthermore ask
of your honorable body that if said amend
ments should lie adopted by vou, said amend
ments shall lie submitted for adoption hy a
majority vote of our citizens, believing that
the citizens at the ballot liox can and will ex-
iress ineinseives ior the nest of our city
Be it further resolved. That the lionorahlx
representative of Travis county lie rei.esled
to present this resolution to the bouse of
representatives now in session.
on motion the council adounied
T. L. l'l knkll. City Clerk.
OALVBSTOJr, April . Spot cotton market
steady; middling Bc; lowinlddliiiL' 9c: good
Net receipts ifM.-
Exports coastwise 7
) ulures closed quiet butsteailv us follows:
April tc heptembcr. H.lrt hid
May il.iw hid October ... .rdft.Kr
lUlie .ti7(S. DAB Novflnlier -1711 a 11
July ft.tu December.. S
August... 9.&J& u.M
. Sales 11,1" 0 bales.
Liverpool April 9.-Cotton steady: sis it
uplands 6 9-lOd; Orleans SSd.
Hales , 10,000
Exports and speculation a,oot
Breads) nils dull, execut torn, which l e'.ii-
Nkw YOIIK. Anrll 9. Tim stnek nmrWet
oponed weak and lower. After a furtlier
general decline of HftH, in ewly dealings,
the market became stroue, aud 11 o'clock
recorded an advance of WUK. At noon nm
general list fell oil H&Vt.
money ofttt per cent.
Governments: 6s extended 102 bid:
coupons, 1124;4.couous, 11S; 8s, 103.
Prime mercantile paper 54&t per cent dis
count. liar silver 110.
Exliane steady: 4.83' long; i.SC sight.
Stale bonds neglected.
Nkw Yokk, April 9. f!otton quiet but
Steady; uplands 10 1-lflo; Orleans 10 Mile.
Futures dull but steady at the following quo
tations: April 9.W September
May pi.07 October...
June 10.22 November
July lo.: Jtocemher.
Auinist 10.44 January,..
. (t oo
riiiiiitiilH UMU IIIICIIUIIKCU.
Wheat-cash grades steady; options utl a
higher; No. 3 red II U!; No. 2 red tl lofel luV
1h store; $1 istyl Is1, for certificates.
Corn MftlUc higher; No. MJgWc;
sleameriiiMMe; Ko. S MVtjBSitc.
( otlee llriii j Kin 7 OKuS i&c.
Sni:ar dull and iiurlianutfd.
Molasses quiet ; Ne Urlenus WXiwioe.
Itlce steady and lu fair demand.
I'ork quiet but lirm ut (III U',-,uj.l0 S'e.
t ut meats quiet but hrm; long clear middles
lard drill at IM2Hl1.47VtC. ,
Nkw Oui KAN8. Anrll foil on Kteu.lv.
middling .. . -lisf; low middling suit: Kood,
Kx ports coitsiwise
Klour weak : herli crudi-s Mil!:
t'oni dull and loner al -.
Oats dull at .'-U-.
t orn iiu-iil dull al. tJ M.
Hay quid: common ai2iil: uriiiie m.'.iu;!
10(10; choice f 17 ooo s Oo.
I'ork ciulct hill Urm nt sp 0.
Ijlinl llllil Slid lower- I-1.I.I....I I lun. II .-...
keg ll.W.',e. '''.-''
Hulk Incuts ll, fulr ilcLniiiul klioiiM... L'
ed, 7."iSc: side lo.l'ic.
llacou unlet shoulders s vie k,u,r ,.iu
lO.iiuc; clear nhs II . il'Wc.
Hams. suuHr-ciired. iniu-t hot ie.H'- ..i,,.i..
Whisky steady; western rectified (1 0T.M1 20.
Collee strotMc and hi 'lu-r: Itlo eiuK.u. .
niotl to prune. Tulle.
nugar quiet ii.it linn: common to eood
common tiHMSc: lair to fullv fair o,;c:
prune to choice 7!79e: yellow clariued
Tfase; choice white el .rilled HWe.
Molasses dull and nominal: reiiolle1 i-li
33c. ' ' ' r
Kice scarce and firm: onllimrv tn nrini
SfctiKc. ' "
iii-Hii dull and lower at snc.
Cotton seed oil: nrinie crude Jrrftloc- sum.
mer yellow, refined. 4Mc.
Bpme apprehension of an overflow in this
vicinity has depressed business. Htocks ol
provisions on i aud small and held strongly.
New I ork bank siithl. oer anain. iiMnrviut.
uui; prime sterling exchange HU 4.B3'i.
Sr. lAiumAiiril . CotumVeailv: middling
I-lour quiet and unchanged.
Wheat active and higher, closiiur stronr:
No. 2 red SI 00 cash: tl oufctulMMav: SI 07 K
I'orn active and lilfher: 4SK&46C cash: 47K
WsjC May; ',Me Juno.
Oats higher; 41!4&41!4e cash; 42X&42!4c
May; 41Jfe42'C June.
Whisky steady at l 14.
Corn meal Hrm at f 2 60.
Pork quiet; Jobbing lis 2
Bulk meats auict: long clear .8Je: short
rib v.itocr short clear 10.20c,
Bacon steacy: long clear 10.00c: short rlh
10.70c; short clear He.
IjUTU tower; small lots io.7c.
di, uuujd. A).iu. vvvie in lair uemana
but supply Unlit and but little done: iimiria
U4K&4M0; good to choice shipping steers
OWs0 4-i; light grades 5 0Ou,ou; common
grades 4 l!u: Wr, good to choice cows and
heifers $4 2AU.5 25: common 50444 00: Block
ers and feeders noutjy 25; corn-fed Texans
4 75t$5 60. Keceipts, 200 head.
Hogs steady; light shipping $7 35e7 6;
mixed packing I7 2.'7 50: butchers tu Tum-v
7 CO&7 75. Keceipts 3100 head. '
Blieep In fair demand: medium to crnnri mni.
tons 4 75fa. 7ft; choice tofaucr tfOU7 50.
KcceluU 121U head.
Kansas City. Anrll . Wheat nniet- tin
red 93ic cash; MSc bid for May.
Com steaoy; 4He cash; 42Vfc42Kc May: -43c
bid for June.
Kansas Citv, April 9. Cattle active and a
shade higher; steers from loon to 1400 pounds
Sote3o; stockers and feeders fc4 iiiuiu ka.
cows 3 ao4 60. tteel pts, 700 bead '
nogs slow; uglil 7 10it,7 20: medium 17 a
7 30; heavy 7 aO7 46. Jlecelpu 2SOO head.
Hheep steady: natives from as in n.,,,.i.
average sold at ts 0W8 30. lleceipu 7ou head.
... ... .1 1 ",,M nu weak am!
Mtiuccuts lower; mixed pucking $7 of7 hft
heavy 97 65ttg 10: lluht 7 w.t 1? i-
6,0110 head. '
Cattle active and lolilclier: enx.rts ar. .vn2
6 SO; good to ehoice shliiiiinu- Uiim VI: eom.
Ilioll to fair shllioiiur SA smiiJi Mi: lo.-lu. ....1
feeders (3 304i 40. Receipts 0000 head.
blieep nioderalely active and steady; coin
moutofair .) 7 '. 00: itood to choice tr,-uiuh
6 SO. Receipts 6U00 head.
I lour dull and uncluiiiired.
Wheal active and hiL-lier: It oou Mil rr
April; l CftS May; fl oH June; 11 07! July; '
No. 2 red winter tl OMttl ti.
Com unsettled but hither: 4SVC5-A- coj.Ii-
4HHc April; IvHtcMay; OMteJune.
l-ora moueralely active and blither: lis no
cash or April; 9 S 12H4,I8 16 May.
Lard active and higher; 1l.2M4ll.27We cash
or April; 11.4l'Hi ll.;t' Mav.
Hulk meals In lair demand;
short clear lU.Xs!.