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Tax Kolh Notos.
nuitT WOltTJH, TiflXAS, SUITDAY, JANUARY 7, 1883.
Suicide at San Antonio Thioyes
at Work. ! :
State) Uourt Uases at Dallas-
lows Items and Personals.
i Attempts to Outrago a Lady at
ainal Eeoord at Qalvoston-
or Works noaring Oomplotion at
iTylor Schools Onine.
School Land in Waco Plenty of
Assets. ' '
m Denison, Graham and
Points of Intorest.
Em, Jnnuury 0. It took three
bring hi tho passengers last
Lewis-Carson stngollne between
Co ami woutherlord. has sold
10 Mull Contractor Gallgher.
to tho GJissottP.
n, Gruyson county, January
city marshal was busily on-
xlay notifying tho citizens
sidewalks in front of their
.y must be built at once.
Madison Square Theatre Com
,1layed at McDoutral's Onera
yust night and drew the largest
si tne season.
has fallen since the second, and
s are linpa.ssauie.
Lto tlio Q-uxtte.
cr&on, January 0. Last night
L'turning home from Honder-
gpry estimable young lady was
. and an attempt mado to eom-
Tho rascal was frustrated
Itlmely arrival of assistance,
;as attracted by tho cries of tho
Canker, a very prominent
it of Clayton, Texas, is belli ir
ider a writ of habeas cornus.
tilling of A. B. Ross, another
it. The case is warmlv con-
kx both sides.
fto tlio Onzctlo.
FAntonio, January C H. L.
who registered fiom Converse,
at the Brndon Hotel this morn-
il two hours after was found
Ho is now dead and it is sun.
b bo a case of suicide.
k thieves are actively at work.
gm wiuio Mr. usborno was at
they stole fifty-seven dollars
trial of James Hester for the
county murder is noarlv
hid will go to tho jury to-night.
to tho Gazette.
I, McLennan County, January
was made to-day of all tho
land owned by this county to a
ady from Illinois for the sum
u thousand dollars cash. These
e in Eastland county and the
id was a little in excess of one
voice of tho stock of IT. Fried-
Mio failed here recently, foots
TO. Total liabilities $35,000.
JIark Braden is hero and will
itwo lectures to-morrow on inil-
nd kindred topics.
-i.u. &naw lelt tins evening
rliu bv sncclnl invitation tn
legislative squad departed for
to tlin Oazutt.
. Siuitli county, January C
dted States Jcouii will convene
system of our water works will
B in operation. The pipes have
been laid along tho principal
anil nrnmwl li .. ....,. rm,
nOUSC. Sitllntorl til inn f mm tnlln
f tho citv. has hoon pmmilpii'd
prything is ready for work.
miuin! senoois reopened last
lda" With .1 Innrii fittnn.lnmw.
Bhe supervision nf Di Kfownrt
mlay a nian giving name as
NuiBonwas arrested at the In-
phUl donot Jnr Mm hnlMtoi-nim
and by somo means it was suu-
Biio was wanted at Sherman. A
Bu was sent to tho city marshal
latter place and tho answer
ck that ho was wanted there
.'. IIu U In (nil liiil'n nivnUlni.
Bcation, when he will be taken
1 to tile OaKnti,,
do, January C An American
Alexalidor, a locomolivo en-
wos brutally murdered and
y mangled in New Laredo,
last night. Ho was found In
loy this niornimr. with his
rUdhed in Kflvornl nlnora A'onr
fcondent witnessed a part of tho
It is; rumored there will bo im
portant changes In oHk'lal circles at
national headquarters. General Man
ager Gardner of New York is expected
In a few days.
Edward Gabbott. tho Insane Eng
lishman spoken of in last night's spe
cial, has been captured and tho fifty
dollars reward paid, which his
brother-in-law, Mr. Casey, had oflered,
and ho is now with friends. ,
Special to tho Clurcnttr.
Dallas, Dallas county, January 0.
In the United States court to-day tho
case of E. J. Hart of New Orleans vs.
Sausom et ah, Involving the title to
six hundred nud forty acres of land in
Johnson county, Texas, was decided
in favor of defendants.
In tho case of A. A. Head vs. the
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Company, transferred from tho state
district court of Johnson count', suing
for fifteen bundled dollars for right
of way, a verdict was rendered in
favor of tho railroad company.
W. 11. Wolkor fell from
a train on the Houston and Texas
Central Bond six miles north of tho city
lnst night and was run over by two
trams anu kiucci. tits, uouy was norrlbly
mangled. Ho was a resident of Deni
son. Bev. B. J. Hanks, pastor-elect of the
First Baptist church of Dallas, has ar
rived and will bo formerly installed as
pastor to-morrow. Tho installation
sermon will bo preached by Bev. J.
H. Curry, the former pastor
of this church. Dr. J. B. Link of
Houston will deliver tho address of
welcome. Bev. Mr. Hanks will re
spond. Dr. O. C. Popo of Houston
and Bev. J. B. Daniel of Terrell will
deliver addresses upon tho reciprocal
duties of pastor and people. Mr. Hank
will preach at 7 p. m.
John "Ward, clerk at tho Pacific Ho
tel, died suddenly to-day of heart dis
ease. Ho was n native of Kentucky,
aged 28 years.
A largo number of leading cattle
men of Texas aro in the city arranging
for the Stockmcns' State Convention
to be held here in the spring.
Two Texas and Paciiic urukenacu,
ono atEagleford and the other at Mes
quite, each lost a hand to-day while
II. L. Herrinau, a heavy chinawaro
dealer, has made ah assignment with
Samuel Klein as assignee.
Kpnolal to thoGaKOttn.
Austin, January 0. The governor
to-day appointed It. K. MeHarey com
missioner of deeds of Texas in New
Tho board of regents had no
quorum to-day. Profcsor Mallet is still
here, but has not signified his accept
ance of tho chair of chemistry.
The city council in called session
this evening granted the railroads en
tering tho city the right to construct
a junction depot on the avenue and
Cypress street, not to cost less than
$160,000. The right of way to the
capitol grounds was thcu taken up. A
substitute was oflered by Mr. Brugger
hotr granting the right of way
from tho different railways, along
Congress avenue or any street the cap
itol contractors may select. It pro
vides that should Congress avenue be
selected trains shall run only at night.
Substitutes were read and on motion
it was tabled. Tho ordinance grant
ing the right-of-way up East and Col
lege avenue passed tho second reading.
At the last meeting it was taken up,
one or two unimportant amendments
made and tho ordinance passed under
a suspension of tho rule1".
Tho tax rolls of the city have been
completed, and show the value of thu
real citato ?:i,710,0(J0 ; personal prop
erly $1,512,111 ; school tax $10,505 ; to
tal city tax $0!l,034.
Mr. Upton of Fayette is a prominent
candidate for speaker of thehouse, and
should Mr. Wurzbach of Bexar with
draw from tho race, there are those
who predict his election over Gibson
The comptroller is preparing papers
to bring sultagainsttlie tax collectors
who do not settle by tho 12th instant
fcpooinl to llin Gn.tt.
Galveston, January 0. S. AV.
Bankin, boauling at tho "Washington
Hotel, thoughtlessly left a
valuable gold watch and
chain in his room this morning.
Upon returning to get his watch it had
disappeared. He reported his loas to
Captain B. Fulton, tho manager, who
sent the porter to tho polieo station
for n detective, which resulted iu the
arrest and recovery of tho watch from
the porter, John Mills, and his lodg
ment in Jail on tho charge of theft,
Tho eliaiu is still missing.
The present criminal court will have
llvo parties before it on the charge of
murder. Wood for killing Scotty hut
summer; Hoppe, a prominent saloon
man, for causing the death of Brandt;
Morrison for shooting Seymour
In tho Infirmary, and Wil
liam "Washington and N. Gcdney,
two negro boys each fourteen
years old, for killinganothcr negro boy
in a light by stabbing. All the parties
will doubtless go to trial. Wood was
yesterday ofllcially Informed that his
counsel had abandoned him and if lie
could not employ counsel tho court
would appoint one. Ho then asked that
Hon. James B. Stubbs be appointed
and that Mr, Noble would assist him
in the defense.
Thomas Cuddy, an old reprobate up
wards of sixty years old, was ar
rested and lodged in jail to-night for
attempting to commit rape upon Mary
Brady, nlneycaraold, last "Wednesday.
Tho mother of tho girl when she
eamo homo last Wednesday, noticed
that she was crying and that some
thing was wrong, but she could not
get her to confess anything. To-day
Cuddy called nt the house for the girl,
but she refused to go with him, and in
the presence of her mother, accused
him of attempting to violate her per
son, which led to CtiddyV" arrest.
Beal estate transfers filed for tho
week for record amounted to 1774.720.
Tho mortuary report records seven
teen deaths for tho same period.
Speolnl to th Gnxnt;v.
Breuham, Washington county Jan
uary 0. At live o'clock this morning a
lire was discovered In tho tax collec
tor's ofllee in tho second story of tho
Qiddings building, tho finest In town,
containing several offices. Tho lire
department responded promptly nud
tho steamer succeeded lu extinguish
ing tho flames. Tho total los is about
$1,000, insured. A fire inquest wa
held and a verdict returned that tho
building Avassct dn Jlro in tho collect
or's olllco by parties unknown to the
John H. Johnson died In this county
a few days ago, leaving a written
statement that his name was J. W.
Cotton; that he killed a man In Bed
ford county, Tennessee, and ran away
aud changed his name. He left prop
erty in Bedford county which he
wanted His cmlurcn to got.
YCMD. 7, :NT). 10'
Imrn6navDenioU8tratlons in tho Streots
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Two Hundred Thousand Peoplo in tho
A Firo Which Oausos a Loss of a Qturtor
of a Million.
New York, January (I. About half
past seven this morning a tire was dis
covered in the extensive crockery and
fancy ware establishment of Ovlngton
& Bros., Brooklyn. The entire stock
and building was completely de
stroyed. Tho Clinton House, adjoin
ing, caught tiro several times, mid Is
much damaged by ilro and water.
Tho guests of the house lied to the
streets, some of the late risers only par
tially dressed. The loss is heavy, hut
it is not yet known how much.
Ovlngton & Bros, estimate their loss
at a quarter of a million, iu their
store, Besides tho bric-a-brac work,
there were a number of valuable oil
paintings which could not be saved.
Paris, January 0. Tho car to bo In
Gambetta's funeral cortege Is one
specially designed by Bastion Lesago,
tho painter. It moves low on blaok
wheels streaked with silver. On It
will be placed tho catafalque as It now
stands. Tho wieaths will lie de
posltcdattlio base of the catafalque.
At the four cornel's vases wlilboafllxcd
in which will bo placed burning
perfumes shrouding tho coAIr
In vapor. Several cases will follow
containing wreaths, tho number of
which Is momentarily increasing. It
had been proposed to bear Antonere
Marclnes statue of Gloria Viet is, now
in'the Place do La Fayette, on an ar
tillery wagon before tho coffin, as nn
allusion to Gambetta's services in 1870,
but objectloiia were ralbed by thu
authorities. As early as day break tho
aspect of tho streets was animated.
Flags, draped with crape, wore every-
wuero (iispiayeu, ami troops aro mnrvii
A Diamond Thief Oaught-Oonfession and
- A Dlumond Tlilrf.
Philadelphia, Pa., January 0.
Georgo Seymour, alias' Stiles, colored,
entered a pawn office and oiTcred to
pledge for seventy-five dollars a breast
pin containing thirty-llvo diamonds
and valued at 3,000. Being promptly
arrested he was searched and a memo
randum was found on him showing he
had pawned very valuablo diamonds
at another place. While in the pris
oners dock he was recognized as a
former waiter at the West End Hotel
at Long Branch where Mrs. Carr of
Pittsburg was robbed of about ?30,000
wortli of diamonds.
Killed Ills AVirr.
Piano, 111., January 0. The wife of
Clias. E. Slocuni recently applied for a
divorce on tho grounds of Infidelity.
Last night he sought her out, con
fessed his guilt nud promised to reform
and beg her to return. She refused,
whereupon he drew a revolver and
shot himself In the head and died In
Killed With a Shot-Gnn-Eailroad Tax-
St. Louis, January fl. Busscll
ter went irom Muskogee, Indian
ritory to VInlta yesterday to kill a
man named Kutledgo with whom lie
had quarreled. They met and Itut
ledgo put the contents of a double-barrelled
shot-gun Into Lester's body and
he was taken back homo a corpse.
Butledgo was arrested and taken to
Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Splechee, thu leader of one of tho
Creek Indian factions, with fifty of
his followers, arrived at Muskogee last
night to consult with the United
States agent regarding the Creek dlfll
ctiltles. To Tav ltullioiids.
A bill was introduced in 'the stato
senate (o tax tho gross earnings of
railroads at the same rate as other per
sonal property. Tho 'Jlobc-J)rmocrul
says on the authority of a gentleman
from New York, who is wild to be
well tin iu the workings of thu Gould
syndicate, that it is much more than
probable tlte Union Pacific will soon
acquire by leant or purchase tho Wa
bash Boad or mako such trullio ar
rangements as will virtually control it.
Tlie purpose is said to bo to get an In
dependent lino to the MUsh-sippl river
Tim CocUiMcIl-Sl(il)ttLl( Mu I (nr.;
Application has been made to Gov
ernor Crittenden by relatives of the
into Colonel A. W. Slay back that he
direct the attorney-general to come to
this city and take charge of tho grand
jury's Investigation of the case of John
A. Cockeroll, managing editor of the
Pout-Dispatch, on the alleged grounds
that the circuit-attorney here is prej
udiced aud has obstructed tho investi
gation. Tho governor declined to
comply with the request but will re
fer the matter to Judge Vou Waggoner
of the criminal court.
General Grant has just said this sen
sible tiling: "No pension can com
pensate the men who have lost ono or
more limbs, and I should have been
glau to see that class of pensioners
well provided for, instead or tho indis
criminate pensioners, somo of whom
aie physiclally as good as if tho war
had never been fought."
A young lady says in London Truth
thut every nice girl is 'always nicer
than her letters.
ing between the Ksplautulo des
lnvalldesaud Palols Bourbon
The drapery on tho statue of Stras
borough In the .place DoLaetmeortlo
was particularly' remarked. Deputa
tions from tho various departments
aro immense. They are mussed in
the Place des invalldes and along the
(Juol Doii-org to Pete Bourbon an
area of2,G00 metres A dense mass
of spectators, tho majority of whom
have bee in position half' tho night,
occupy the street all thu way to
tho cemetery. The remainder of tho
city is deserted. Gambetta's father
after mature reflection decided uot to
oppose the conviction of his son but
w concluded to permit tho funeral at
Nice to be a civil one. The funeral
car lias just arrived at the Gual Doi-
sory in front or the colonade. It is
pieceded by six horfcomeu in blackiind
white uniforms. The car is drawn by
six horses. The coffin is covered with
black velvet which Is again partially
hidden by til-colors draped with
crape aud two natural palms with
wreaths of led immui tulles. Tho plat
form of the car is literally covered
with wreaths. Tho bearers carry batons
on which are also wreaths, and regi
mental Hags of the escort draped with
crape. The body of Gambettu was
placed iu the hearso at 10:20 a. in.,
amid the booming of cannon, beating
of drums audksouudof trumpets, the
troops presenting arms. Tho procession
stalled at half past ten. It was headed
by the relatives and friends of tho de
ceased, representatives, President
Grovy, tho ministers, generals, hi'
,1. .llllfi "!ilwllnl r3ri1 1 fitu umwif rt .j
Vl.i..te vv..v.. uiiui.u( nviimwt.i,
deputies, including Clemmeuce and
other members. On tho extreme left
of Biisson was tho president of tho
chamber of deputies, and Poyrote
tho vice-president of the s-oMiite, header
tho senators and deputies lespeet-
iveiy. ino procession was nearly
two miles long. A guard of honor
presiding and flanking, etc., at the
calafalquo was composed of the Bopub
licun guard witli a baud playing fun
eral dirges. It is estimated that 1201),
000 persons wore iu the procession,
conspicuous among which were Free
Masons in complete uniform, the ad
vocates and students of Pails, and an
English delegation fiom llouloguo
At 12:30 n. m. the head of tho pro
cession had reached Boulevard do Sa
bastopol, while numerous deputa
tions were still waiting at the Es
planade des Invalldes to take their
places In the coitege. The end of tho
procession wjll probably bo still at thu
Palais Bourbon when tho body arrives
at Pere la Chaise cemetery. Numer
ous musical societies are playing lu the
juuci'ssiim uesiues Jimiiiiiy mums,
London, January 0. A Paris dis
patch says tlio spectacle there is unex
ampled. From a o'clock lids morning
tnillie lias been Htoppcd on the south
side of the river. Deputations of spe
cial commissioned police gavo direc
tions to the oyer increasing mass of
deputations which came up, each
anxious to secure a uood
position from the Place des InvalTdesAJ
The scene presented tho strangest im
aginable aspect. Above tho swaying
mass and ciowds which covered it, are
banners, wreaths and enormous musses
of flowers borne on men's shouhlors.
In Buo do Luniverslie from tlio square
up to tho Esplanade were deputations
who were iiuublo to find standing
pluco In the court of the Palace Do
Bouibon. Tlie whole front of this
building was draped in black with a
large silver Carudlabra between tho
pillars giving a greenish flame.
A whole corps do h'armeo
was driven towards tills point. A
kindofshudderseemed to pass tii rough
tlio crowd. A foimldablo demonstra
tion seemed about to break out from
cries "viva la republic," "rivu la
France:" and even "viva Gambetta,"
were raised by the compact crowds as
sembled on the pavement, which were
echoed by the people at a distance
upon tho railing. In the garden of
thoTuillerics wero men two or three
deep standing on stone work
iu an attitude of torture,
which they hail occupied for hours,
while on the opposite of tho railings,
the narrow ledge swarmed, with others
clinging to the- rail, being free and
waving their hats. The windows of
the Hotel Continental had been hired
nt fabulous prices, even thirty guineas
being mentioned. Tho crowd along
me Bivalvi, and spot-tutors in tho
windows of tlie fashionable neighbor
hoods, appeared cold and much more
influenced by curiosity, than the bulk
of the population,
All along the rue 3o Bivall, flags
bound witli crape were within tho
pluce, but they wero not very numer
ous. From tlie Hotel de Vllle, they
ouiuq thicker, aud appeared on every
atory. The churches were not
called on to share In the celebration,
und shut their doors. The new Hotel
de Vllle was bare of lugs or crape. It
is thought It would curtaluly liave
gone into mourning, had it
been tho funeral of Henri
Bochefort instead of Gambetta.
By the thno the end of thu procession
had passed through ruo De Vllle tho
head was Hearing tlio cometry Pore
La Chaise which was reaohod at 1:30,
whenDo Yesspoku on behalf uf the
government, Chauflbur on behalf of
tho Alsace Lorraine societies in Paris,
After the speeches wero over the Iwdy
was carried into tho cemetery widen
was closed to the public. Tho coffin
was laid in its temporary resting place
and tho procession dispersed.
Tho passing of the procession and of
tho crowd around the cOllln at the en
trance to tho cemetery ended at 1:30
p. m. It is estimated that 300,000 per
sons wero present.
Paris, January 0. Belnhoh, an Inti
mate personal friend of Gambetta,
published a detailed account of tho
wound, intended to dispel the
various falsities. Gambetta, ho
states, was trying a now revolver, when
the brceoh stuck fust, owing to ono ot
tlie cartridges not fitting properly,
Holding thu pistol by tho muzzle ho
endeavored to close tho breech forcibly,
when tho cartridge exploded, Many
who have recently been promluently
mentioned, so far from being tlio
cause of theacoldent, nursed him do
votedly thirty-four days.
Paris, January 6. Do Ves, minister
of justice, in speaking lu behalf of the
government, said ho saluted tho re
mains of tho great citizen. Tlio loss
of suuii a man caused national grief.
His Fatherland mourned ono who
loved and defended It passionately.
Tlie deceased had loved Franco and
had faith In herdestlnles. Even when
hope scorned to bo iu doilaneo of for
tune, his resolution to not let her ab
dicate her pltiue among nutlonu would
ever to bo remembered, a part from his
heroio defense of Ills imlltlenl nrlnel-
ploand profound veneration tor tho
will of thouutiou, which commended
admiration. His life was emnloved
entirely for Franco and tho republic.
Though ho descended prcmtituroly to
tho grave he lelt Ida country fiee, tho
master of Its destinies, under a respec
ted popular government. The republic
at homo Is pacific aud tlio dignity of
Franco abroad, hencufoith Is beyond
attack. Tho memory of Gambetta re
mains In tlio hearts of all patriots.
Chnll'our on behalf of tho'Atsaoc
Larralne societies in Paris said Gam
betta was tho life and soul of tho de
fense at Bardeaux. Ho renrosentud
our (list reus after our mutilatioi
aud he remained tho representative
of our invincible hope. Ho
had truly declined the Inhabitants of
tlio lost provlnco wero (Uubly Frenoh-
,inon. Ho died trusting h,' the future.
ills works remain, both that
which ho accomplished and
which was tho magnanimous
ambition of his life. One tears for him
mo not slerllo ones of despair. Our
pains should be only that of men who
return to work with fresh ardor. Tho
gicat friend of Alsace Lorraine is dead,
but France lives and will respond lo
tho appeals of her glorious destiny.
Vive In France.
Almost every member of the cham
ber of deputies and donate viewed
Gambetta's colli u yesterday. When
tho gates wero finally closed against
the public, some persons endeavored
to force their way in. Tho widespread
mituro of tho feeling excited
by tlio de.tth of Gambetta may
b'j best Judged from tho fact
that tho royalist popular
league postponed for a week the grand
banquet which had been announced
before his death for to-night. All
markets except the Bourse closed. All
ambassadors including tho Prince Van
Uohenlohe, a German representative,
were present at tho funeral pi occasion
und sent their carriages to Join tho cor
tugo. The deputation from Alsace
Lorraine met with Hvniniitliv. Tim
demonstrations along tho entire route
was n spectacle of a foimldablo armv
of sympathisers. The members of
asaooialion which followed and pio
clalmed their great tribulations and
Jiis adversaries holding aloof and
maintaining silence, caused a vague
feeling of uncuslnc&s.
Thochiingoof thoroulo cuused disap
pointment to tlie lcstauraulH and
other establishments which hud let
windows at largo prices on tlio
boulevard and caused rejoicing
among the owners of similar
houses on tho lino of tho
procession. Tho sums expended for
garlands and floral tributes were with
out precedent. Among tho most ex
pensive and admired are two from the
American minister, Mr. Morton, and
General Bead. On the defile before
tho eiitulfulquo yesterday, some angry
words took place between M. Paul do
BoldoofthcWund M. Mayer, ed
itor of the Lantcrnc, which led lo a
hostile message on the part of
the latter In the evening.
Berlin, January rt.Tho morning
impels commenting on tho death of
Genoral Ohuusoloy, wiy Franco has
lost her greatest strategist.
London, January U, Tho Times
says it is stated the emperor of Ger
many when informed on Now Year's
morning of tlio death of Gumbcttu,
said, "we have ono peace breaker
Washington. D. C, January (J.TJio
receipts of national bank notes for re
demption during the week ending
to-day aro $1,270,000 j bonds held by
treasurer to secure nntlonul bank cir
culation. W00,.00,(W0j to secure public
moneys in national bank depositories,
$1,031,410,000; bonds deposited to se
cure circulation dining the week,
,S3t,00; withdrawn during week,
$1,029,200; national hank notes out
standing, 3U2,aia,600 ; lawful money
on depositto redeem notes of national
banks reducing circulation, $2,003.
125.1&0; liquidation of bondf U-LO&J -021.40
; failed hanks, $100,840,220.
Tho National Bank of Buy City,
Michigan, was authorized to com
mence lumhieijs. Capital $200,000.
Go to Keller's for your wagons, bug
gies und other vehicles. 10-12-tf
Montreal, January flTho mur
derer of tho Cook family,
attempted to poison a doctor
family lu this city, where ho Jived us a
servant. Ho had quarreled with tho
housekeeper and put poison lu tho
cotree, which was utied by tho house
hold. He was discharged Immedi
ately nhd told to clear out of tho city,
or lie would bo prosecuted,
Wllllainsport, Pa., January O.Ex
County Commissioners Daniel Carson
and William Elinor who pleaded
guilty to embezzlement will pay a fine
of $2o0 each and lmprlsonmont iu the
eastern penitentiary, Carson for
tweuty-ono mouths and Ebner for
Tlio Hoxourlnc Worm nt (lie ltoot of llin
Trc of Liberty.
Ex-Unlted States Senator Wadlelgh
of Now Hampshire recently uttered
tho following truthful words of warn
ing, whluh should be read by every
American citizen who desires to' seo
republican institutions perpetuated.
"Tho question of purity in eleotions
lstho greatest in American politics. It
must bo grappled with and rightly
solved, or at no distant day wu shall
politically perish. Political corrup
tion is tho greatest danger to that doc
trine of equal rights which underlies
our government. It Is tho devouring
worm at the root of tho tree of liberty,
the poison of the fountain of our
national life. Day by day tlio power
of money grows In this country. If
voters nro mercenary the people will bo
deprived of all power. They will bo
mere tools to register tho Avlll
of their corrupters. Legislatures
and congresses will bo niuolilnos by
which monopolists rob tho people.
Ten-fold tliohrlbes imld lo tlio people
will bo taken from tho national treas
ury. ''The men who In tlie oyo of thu law
represent you will not really represent
you, but the capitalists, corrupt rings
and unscrupulous lobbyists. Mem
bers of congress mny by allowed to
mako such speeches and give such
voles as they plcuso on matters to
which Iholr owners aro indifl'orent.
hut will have no freedom whenever
your interests conilct with tlio inter
ests of tho rings. Every ofilce
holder, from tho prcsldcnldown totho
laborer who blacks thok boots of ooh
gressmeiiwlll bo tho slave of brlb'iT
givers. Peuco and war, iniestlons of
economy and finance will ho decided,
not by tho executive, not by Congress,
not by tho people, but by tho vote
buyers und their tools.
"Tho public man who dares to dis
obey tho requests of tho lobbyists will
bo hunted down, His nblllty will bo
decried, his character will bo attacked,
his honesty will be questioned, ho
avIII bo kept in prlvato life, und,
If possible, crushed. Homo of
these evils now exist; some of
them I huvo seen, somo huvo I experi
enced. But even this will not bo tho
worst; corruption will spread from
political life to tho bench and Jury
hox. In tho very temples of law Jus
tice will bo openly Mild. Against
unscrupulous wealth no mini's rights
will lie worth a straw. All proper
lespeot for government and law will
bo lost, then will como revolution,
anarchy und despotism. To that
yawning gulf leads tho path
which the existing nolillcal parties
aro now treading. Will you tolhnv
them, or will you turn back while It Is
' ' '
AX AXGltV TKI3H.
Cm mil Mnluolor ol' mi Auntrnlluii Vt'j;-
A gentleman of tills pluco hus a tree
which Is a species of acacia. It was
grown from a tree brought from Aus
trullu. The treo Is now a sapling
some eight feet in height, and It is lu
full foliage and growing rapidly. It
is leguminous aud very distinctly
shows tho characteristics of tho
mimosa or sensitive plant. Begulorly
every evening, about tho thno tlio
"chickens go to tho roost," tho treo
jroes to roost. Tholeaves fold toirothor
and tho cudsof the tender twigs coll
themselves up like tho tail of a well
Alter ono of tho twigs lias been
stioked und handled tlio leaves move
uneasily and are iu i sort of mild
commotion for a mluutu or more. All
this wus known about tho tree, but It
was only yesterday thut it was dis
covered that tho tree had in it much
more life and feeling than it hnd over
before been credited with. Tlio tree
being lu quite u small pot, ono which
It was fust outgrowing, ft was thought
best to glvo It ono of much linger size,
Yesterday afternoon the tico was trans
ferred to Its new quin tors, ft resented
tlio operation of its removal to tho
best of jIh ability.
Arriving at his reddonco about tlio
time the tree hud been transplanted,
tho gentleman found the house In
grand commotion. On asking what
was up ho was told that they hud
transplanted the tree according to
orders, and the operation hud "mudo
it very mud."
Hardly hud itbceu placed In Its new
quarters before the leaves begun to
stand up in nil directions Ilka the hulr
on tlio t n II of nn angry cat; and soon
tlio whole plant was in a quiver.
This could have been endured, but at
thu miiiio thnu it gave out an odor most
pungent and sickening Jitnt Mich a
sipell us Is given nil' by rattle
snakes and many other kinds of snakes
In dimmer when teased. This odor so
filled tho house aud was so sickening
that It was found necessary to open
tho doors and windows, It was fully
un hour before the plant calmed down
and folded its leaves iu peace. Tt
would piobubly not have given up tho
fight even then had it uot been that its
time for going to roost had nrrlved.
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