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FORT WOIKTH, TEXAS, TEDNESdAY,"
into Solons Asscmblo nnd Both
R, Gibson ElootcO Bpeakerof tho
Other Oilicers Eleotod and Mom-
:ldrcss by Liont, QoTornor Story
Bcforo the Senate.
Ill, January U.Pursunnt to tho
senate mot to-day at 12 in. and-
Ned to order by Lieutenant
r L. J . Story. Prayer by Ilev
K. Smoot of TravlV. Thc,oll
led when tho following Mum-
iwercd to their names:
district, S.B. Cooper; Second
F. L. Johnson; Fourth Dis
f. Feacock:lSFirth District A.
Wlxth District J. C. Buchnnnn;
District J. Y. Gooch; Eighth
M. Y. ltandolph; Ninth Dls-
V. Jones: Tenth District A. E.
Eleventh District I. 0. Pnt-
welfth District A. Ohcslcy;
Rth District J. 8. Perry; Fit-
istnctXi. J. carrar; bixtccntn
Barne.lt Gibus; Seventeenth
John Johnson: Eighteenth
SV. O. Davis; Nineteenth DIs-
ID. Mullock; Twentieth DIs-
H. Shannon; Twenty-second
Lr. A.Martin: Twenty-third
J. Harris; Twenty-fourth
W. Terrell: Twenty-llfth
George Plenller, Twenty
istrlct ltudolph . Kleberg;
Nuventh District M. O. Collins;
eighth District A. W. IIous-Wontv-nlnth
District J. R.
ff'1 'I'lilrMfitlt nutrii't .r. u.
'IMil.M.-llv.t Illulrlfl W. A
D. Pope of the Third Dis-
iW. 11. Gctzondannerof the
lint District fulled to respond
Hint Governor Story then ad-
Ed tho oath und delivered the
ion of tho Senate Upon
tho capital of the
tor on tho discharge of the
o duties imposed upon you
pie of Texas, I taue great
u congratulating you upon
favorable nnd satisfactory
u which we ilndtho public.
tho country. ; You come as
u representatives oi u pros-
d happy people, blessed with
mi crop, peace umi plenty
i of prosperity unparalleled
tory of Texas. It will be a
uty for you to add by tho en-
f wholesome. hiVB to tho pro-
:md material develop-
r.r H.i.i i... i ..,i..,, i
rp.i ...I? inu (i..iiii;ni
eaun on uio .American eou
rueh credit is due our pre-
jSjjor tno advancement already
.n a rumen credit, lrom a
treasury and an almost
ling debt, oppressive taxu-
a tyrannical government.
iVithln the last ten years re-
governuiont, relieved the
i oppressive burdens.
tho debt and raised
dit of the state
.n tho scope of its demand
o any government on tno
yet we and in tno liglit or
that much remains to be
In that grandeur and mag-
o which ve. as u peoplo.
lit to aspire. Wo have a
ruly vnst In extent, upon
io (jod ol nature
red His richest blessings.
o comparatively good and
well enforced. Our society
V educational facilities in-
i d avo trust, willi proper
will soon approach elllclen-
eiaim tno right nor would
an olllcor, one occupying
lo position 1 do. to murcest
ho leidsJuture of Texas, but
Irdoned, at least, by you, If
o hope that the senate will
oiico with a determined
icuro needful changes in
organized and .statutory
state. Such for instance as
ditto tho ludiciarv article
litullon, which time and
iavo demonstrated Is abso-
essary lor the good of
Also the repeal of
the statute books author-
It) of school, university and
, aim mat provision Do
Re out these ImikIr so im in
rBtest nossihlo t'nnil in tlin
;h they several! v hplonir.
fount there niiiv bo In tho
some as to your
under the present
to nrovltln for
H tho Dllblio solum! nni
Suds, instead of their sale
Mled by law, there can be
?t as to your authority un-
HHtitUtlon. to tiikn ovorv i
jylum hinds from tho mur-
Bis done nsau aniondment
iuuon, is submitted to a
to tho nctuid necessities or tho state
government, und in this effort to se
cure ono dollar for school purposes tin
dr our present constitution, three
dollars has been mmlred to lay Idle in
the treasury, and thus tho large cash
balance, about which ho much hus
been said and written, has In a great
pleasure been created, and whilo an
UDiiccecMiry largo cash balance nW
never botlosirubluIn ti state treasury,
ours will yet prove a great blowing to
tho people of Texas, if properly" ex
pended under laws which should bo
enacted by this legislature. There is
doubtless many, demands inadq
upon this cash balance, which, If
granted will redound to the good of
Texas, but It seems to me that no one
Interest dcfloryus a greater share than
tho demands of humanity loudly call
ing from every county In the state for
ftii enlargement of the lunatic asylum
nndnehungc In tho laws governing
Unit Institution aw ell ns an cxtea
nlon In llfl designs ,un(l objects. To
day there aro 1,700 Unfortunate Insane
people in the state, while hut thrfco
hundred and sixty-four are contlncd
in the asylum. Hundreds of others
aro confined in county Jails while not
a few aro penned up llko
wild beasts In deim pro
pared for them, whilo t,hrongh many
long years their sad and. necessarily
neglected condition has 'been a dis
grace to our civilization and a horror
to the community in which they arc
conlluod. Humanity demands that
this class of our peoplo bo cared for,
protected nnd furnished homes at tho
expense of tho state, if necessary, for'
mo, or until restored, in our asylum,
where there is some hope of restoration
of health. Ah far buck .is 187.'!, the leg
islature of Texas demanded such a
change in the laws of tho state, but a
veto by the governor then defeated
tho measure. The cash balance
in our treasury answers the principal
objection then urged by tho executive
of the state to the passage of that bill.
Is not this an opportune tlmo for the
legislature to respond to tho demands
of humanity, and wipo out the dis
grace so long resting upon tho state by
reason of our failure In the past to
make ample provisions for the care and
protection of this helpless clasji of our
people? Wo aro nblo to respond to tho
deinuiidsof tho times, and should not
falter In tho discharge of our duty.
Prlyato enterprises aro pushing for
ward tho car of progress In ovory
direction, and ten thousand agenU are
working In tho Interest of many.
Millions of Invested capital aro bring
ing to our shores a mighty tidoof im
migration from every quarter of tho
globo to increase our civilization, mag
nify our wealth, enerul.c our hones
and develop our resources. Shall the
state bo less energetic and progressive?
Rather let her keop pace with this pro
gressive ago, and hesitate not to make
oven radical changes In tho laws when
necessary to secure to citizens tho full
est protection demanded by their con-dltlou-in
life. Trusting that you will
with tho assistance or tho coordinate
branches of the government, be able to
secure to the country all needful re
forms, I now declaro the senato In
session and ready to proceed to busi
ness." Tho senato then proceeded to organ
ize by tho election of tho following
oilicers: A. V. Houston of Dexar
county, president pro tern; W. N.
itainsey or ohclby county, secretary;
0. N. Daylor of Hamilton
county, llrst assistant secretary;
W. M. Hunter of Travis county,
second assistant; J. II. Kirby of Tyler
county, calendar clerk; A. M. lielvlnof
Parker county, enurosslnir clerk: J. E.
.- .,. -".J. . u , w '
pcrgeniit-iit-nrius; J. M. Uurk of Milam
county, assistant sorgount-at-arnis;
Win. Fltzhugh of Collin county, door
keeper; Itev. 1. K. Smoot of Austin
od'ered by Mi
seconded by Mr Frelmoyer of Hous
ton. Dugguu's nomination was also
seconded by Mollrldo of Haves. The
tlri't ballot resulted, DugAii nixty,
For calendar clerk Mr. Foster of
Idmestonu nominated J. S. Hoggs of
Knufnlnn, who was elected without
For engrossing clerk Mr. Moursnild
of liluuco iminlnnled J. E. Hunter of
Coinah M$ Mnthows of Grayson
nominated ' D. C. Daniels.
Mr. Cochraho 6f Dallas nominated
T, E. Ward. Mr. Dennis of Wharton
nominated W. H. Tavlor. Mr. Davis
oi'Dairuir, nominated it. 11. Deal. The
first lmltei was: Hunter 20, Ward 27,
Taylor 13U Daniel 8, and Deal 0. Tho
second ballot was nearly a repetition
or tho first. Hunter was elected on
For calling clerk, It. "NY. Loughcry
s Jl. MUhorncr of Mndlsou
Dean of Howie woro nhni.
lie llrst ballot resulted i Ma-
'Louirhery 22,Dcnn 18. Ma
lt sworn In.
For sofiipRnt-at-nrnis, John W. 1 fur
or Mm nhlpe.
J AXUAlTY 10, 1 880. T6T" 7- y- 31 ' JIM
DAIiLAS. a ninmiv halt.. " ! i SOISIH
More Infunnatton About Polk Suit Tuiriblo and Deadly Tight nt n Ofiuutry liSH
Against ft Land Oompniy Rail- Dance . - ' S?.1S
road Mnttoit. SMfflH
A Krai at Orockt and Onent Gncsbccok
, . ' Assigns.
son or f uoiliu,
M. M. Doirus
jc. v. Alii
W. T. Hnnchek
of Dell., rfre nominated. Tho llrst
llrst ballot resulted: Harris, 10; Dogus,
41; Hancock, ii"; llison, 10. Dogus
was elected on the second ballot, hav
ing received sixty votes. Adjourned
D.M.Baker of Wise county, form
erly of Panola, will tako tho position
now occupied by Colonel E. N. Hol
llngHWoith as scoretary or tho state
board of education.
Thero was Hied to-day tho charter
of tho Gulf-Pier and Harbor Company
of GahvCsWn, to reclaim nubmergejl
lands undbr tho waters of tho Gulf of
Mexlco,to build wharves and plers.and
for the accommodation of commerce.
Capital stock M.000,000. H. SeotlgSon,
AY. L. Moody, M. Qulnti. P. N, Tier-
nan, S. Hclronhclnier, A. P. Luillu,
William Sinclair, are
William Stallbrd.J. M. Burns,
Blum, Thomas MoOlunhan,
Qrocket, January t. The grocery
house of A. Slomowsky win attached
to-day by creditors for about twenly
n'0 hundred dollars. It Is tho third
failure here within two weeks. The
others, were Wagner it Collins and M.
E. Grnbchhclmer it Co., who,io liabil
ities will amount to fnni six to eight
thousand each. Creditors principally
hi Galveston. ' J
ypoolul tnOin Ony.ntt.i.
Groeabocck, Limestone county, Janu
ary 0. John Fogarty of this place was
closed up to-day by Marx it Kempnor
of Galveston. They also levied on
eight hundred aons of land to secure
a. deed of tuist, logarty owns a store
at Mt. Calm, which was also closed by
Marx it Kompner.
,' MACK AND Sli.VIHJ.
Tiro Appointed Oouimis--Arrost
of a Orimiaal.
auirman of Galveston county, enroli
ng clerk; FergKvloof Hays county,
each, ono to Inform tho governor
and tho other to inform tho house of
representatives that tho senate is
organized and ready to proceed to
business. A 4 opted.
Tho following senators wcro ap
pointed to wait on tho governor:
Messrs. Shannon, Gooch and Johnson;
to walton tho house, Messrs Terrell,
GihVs nnd Patton.
Tho resolution that senators draw
for seats immediately after the morn
ing onU to-morrow was adopted. The
senato then ndjourned until 10 o'clock
The houso was called to order at 3
o,clock. Tho roll was (Killed and a
quorum present. Mr, Cochrane of
Dallas oilered a resolution providing
for tho ejection of house oilicers,
and that they bo allowed llvo dollars a
Air. Chambors of Collin offered an
amendment providing that the assist
ant doorkeeper and sergeant-at-arins
bo dispensed with, and also that u com
mittee be appointed to Inquire what
ofllcors were required and to name thy
compensation. The amendment waa
yotcd down and the original rcsolw
Mr. Friemyer of Houston nominated
J. W. Booth of Wise.
Mr. Dennis of Wharton moved to
postpone tho regular order and to ap
point!! committee to investigate the
8lp oltil to tlio O;i!ott.
Tyler, January 1). A lire brnkw out
here about 11:30 last night ia'atwo
Ktory brick building on Uio south sho
of thosquaro owned by W. G. Cain,
and occupied by A. C. Hunt as a gro
ery store. It Is tho supposition that
the lire originated In tho Knights of
Honor Hall In tho second story. An
other ono htorr hrlok adjoining,
occupied by J. E. Martino as a gro
cery store, was crushed by tho falling
of the walls of the other Iioiipo, and his
stock was almost a total loss, but wf
covered by insurance. Cain's building
was insured for $3,000 and Hunt's
stock for $1,000. Several other mer
chants sustained more or less loss, by
having their goods removed into the
street, but all with one oxcontioa. was
covored by insuruueo. Three meu made
almost miraculous escapes. During
the excitement they woro In Martlno's
bulldlm: carrvinir out what L'oods (hev
could, when the walls of the two-story
brick fell on tho house, crushing tho
roof and walls In on them. Two off
I hem got out Just after It fell and a
number of men succeeded In rescuing
tho third man. None of them were
seriously injured. Every one present
certainly deserves grout credit for their
prompt actions and their faithful en
deavors to prevent a further spread of
Hi u lire. Our citizens, for tho llrst
tlmo in quite a while, fully realized
the importance of waterworks, which
wo will soon have.
Colonel K. D. Wood of this city, wns
appointed a United States cdnimis
sIonr In open court this morning by
Tho city marshal of Sherman ar
rived this mornng and took in cus
tody S'm Johnson, who was arrested
horo a few days Mneo and who Is
wanted there for rape.
Both Willing to Moot Sullivan, or Any
fi Other Man iu America.
Ran Francisco, .anuury 0. Jim
Mticeandhls protogoSlado appealed
Irfu boxing match at the Metiopolltau
Tojnple last ovening. Slrnle, when
stripped, showed up llnely, Is well
proportioned throughout, heavily mus
cled arms add shoulders, powerful
loins and good legs. In tho sparring
match he showed to he active on foot,
ii'dulek, accurate hitter. Mneo boomed
to have llttlo If any ndvaurnco
hi skill over hint from tfi'.
Tact that Blade got in more blows than
Mneo. There Was no heavy slugging.
Mace made a speech saying ho had re
thed from tho ring, but would meet
Slilllvau or any other man with glove.
T;i speaking for Sln-le, he said he had
nOver had gloves on illl last year,
though previously he hud shown hlni
sqlfa good tighter. Ho would meet
Sullivan orany other man In the ring.
The general impression among sports
at present Is, that Slado Is a good one.
Bl'0,luc, authorizing the j right of a member to
'Ketloil of Hlineinl Ki'honl lli.m- lila i.rn.liMilliiU
ii kfiif. nn i hit
BCCtiOll of Hllftfitfll ui.lwiftl ! Ilrw.i lifu npu.li.iiHnla linf. linln.r wt.
ffroni tho general revenue. , turned to the secretary of state. Lost.
K'hool system may bo per-1 Messrs. Foster, Hill anil WorlluunM
t me same nine the bur-' woro appointed tellers. J. . WoollM
I'OU lor riU'omin iuiriifimu yn.f.li.i.il itlirlil v.uiii-.aii .'itoa In llvn
. ,, - - - 4.... ,.,,, ..v..... v,... . -"" . v.. . .. -. ,. .
moaeiuai necessities ot seatterinir. und was declared, ejected
With sucli n ehango ! and sworn in for llrst assistant clerk.
liuiion and laws, and with Mr. Labatt of Galveston nouiina-
pi mo cnier capstone or ted Will Lambert of Travis. Mr.
tscjiool system worth pre- Cochrane of Dallas, nominated Geo.
3rJv eiKmu'Pll flu ulinnlfl T Tit.rr..f. if rPop.Hi.f ..ti.l Iff u'iid liki.
?'8 legislature, our school ' onded bv Mr. (!hainlu of Tarrant.
e an honor to tho state I Tho llrst ballot resulted: Finger llftv.
i or her people, and in the ' Lambert thirty-six and Cunningham
two. l or jourunl clerk. Mr, Johnson
of Travis, nominated It. M.Johnston
Mr. Foster, of Grayson, nominated
A. Duiriran of San Saba and was
seconded by Mr, ', Cochrane of Dallas.
iiir. jouusioirs uouiinai;ua was
t'COinii tho mnaf ollloli.iif.
i- nlon. In tho ourtmst.
tptirt of tho previous legls
luro tho largest approprla-
r"v "i iuu genenu reve
beiieilt of freo schools, It
a reduction of tho taxos
Sp.'ulul to tlm CJu.iLt.
Deiilson, Grayson county, January 9.
On Sunday night the burglars
seemed out iu full force. During their
rambles they entered the Southern
Hotel, passed out on the roof, raised
tho sky light of ItnfPs Hotel over a
room occupied by Colonol Suggs and a
Mr. Cralgo, and by means of a hook
and line they raised Suggs overcoat
which was laying on tho bed to
the roof and llndlug nothing
In it returned It. At this
jjtnoment Suggs awoke, and the first
;uiili); in; niiM' i u iinti;ii. liuiuui' in
C'cndlng train above, and tho llrst
thing ho did was to give a war whoop,
and thou lleo from tho room. The
thieves- got about STIO and Jewelry
from tho guests of the two Iioum's.
Geo. Walters has olli-red $100 reward
lor tho thieves.
About one o'clock this niorr
lug a grocery store on
Austin avenue was discovered
to be on tire and although the alarm
was promptly given the Mitoko was so
thick (hat nothing could be done to
save the stock, nnd it was burned
with the building, and a negro gam
bling house adjoining was entirely de
stroyed. Two hi others who were sup
posed to be sleeping in the store have
not been seen since tho fire. It is
feared they were bunud to death.
Bennett it Co., dry goods merchants,
made an assignment this evening.
Deirolt, Mich., Janunry 0, A Ire
at Waylaud, Alien county, yesterday
destroyed tho entire buslncus'iwirlloh
of the village. Loss $20,000, partly in-wired.
A HnnKilUd While in a Dispute Over a
V Oattlo Trade.
Wjmolt.l id tin, OiiKottn.
Llnno, Texas, Janunry 1). Oscar
Golsen fchot ami killed Geo. Porter
eight miles south of town about dtirk
yesterday evening. Golsen had bought
oattlo from Porter and was .receiving
them-at Porter's pen, when Porter
tried to put oil" mortgaged cattle on
Golsen, A dispute arose, and Porter
with open knlle gave Golsen the lie,
which Golceii resented, where
upon Poiter stabbed Golsen
In the loft brenst. Unison
ran to get out of his wav. but was fol
lowed by Porter several hundred
yards, uoiscn had secured a horso by
this (hue and on tho saddle was a
Winchester. Gollen got oil" his horse
by the roadside,, when Porter, who had
withdrawn the knife, tfyok a horse
from one of the boys who passed him.
Toiler soon returned and, meeting
Golsen, ran onto him with a drawn
knife, when Golsen, in self defense,
II red. Porter said "you have
killed me," and continued
to run ills horse on toGolsou who kept
llrlng until Porter turned, and run
ning about a bundled yards, fell from
tho liorsuademl man. Hvervonowho
knows tho young man Golsen, knows
him to bo a perfect gentleman, and
public opinion exonerates him. Gol
sen's wound Is not considered danger
ous as tho knlfo did not penetrate the
Dallas, Dallas voitnty. January 0,
The Evening Tinms has information
from "parties at Alvnrado and Fort
Worth that Polk, tho defaulting
treasurer of Tennessee, passed north
via tho Missouri Pacific train last
night to Fort Worth where,
at It o'clock ho took
the west bound Texaa nnd
Pacific train for El Paso. Ho had
disiulcscd his Mexican tervont and
had employed Instead a whlto and a
bluok servant to ullay suspicion, mid
entrusted tho transferring or baggage,
etc., to Van Polk. A goBtloniaiiln
Dallas who traveled northward
from Georgetown to Fort Worth
on tho same trail Insists
that he Is positive tho Polk party was
on board. Polk is related to ono of the
best famines iu Dallas and was
a classmate at "West Point with Gen
eral W. L. Cabell, ex-mayor of Dallas,
und graduated with him. General
Cabell says this is tho llrst Instance in
Which a West Point uraduato has over
wilfully defaulted; that several have
had to resign on account of careless
ness in commissary mat torn, but. Wilful
dishonesty has never before been at
tached to them.
Samuel II. Mllllken, a Woatherford
hunker, to-day died a suit In tho Fed
eral Court against the "Soololo Fon
der et Agrlcolo de.s Sluts Unls," for
twenty-threo thousand, eight hun
dred dollars. Tho defendant
Is a corporation of Purls and Nov York
French capitalists who have operated
extensively In Texas Jandu having a
sort of a headquarters nt Wenllicrford.
The old business complloatloiiHoriho
Chicago, Texas ami Mexican Central
Btdlroad Company, tho Anglo Ameri
can Land und Claim Association, and
tho Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Ual
rond company were closed up
and a full and final adjustment and
transfer of the railroad properly made
to tho Simtn Fe. Tho Galveston
party went homo lo-nlght nnd the
Chicago party will remain lh tho city
Fair, Peere it Shyltou who re
cently failed at Denton with 10,000
liabilities to-day cd'ectcd a compro
mise with tholr creditors of till J cents
on tho dollar, with three, six and
twelve months notes. The llrm will
TO Lit CAPTURED.
BpM)lVt tlio CIuk.iUo.
Bolton, Bell county, January
Judgo Klines convened the special
term of the district court yesterday.
The lawyers petitioned the court to
adjourn for tho term, which was dono
after a few orders had beep mndo. Tho
Judgo returned to his homo iu Mnrlin
cSioulnl to the OukuUu.
Gainesville, Cooko county, January
0. This morijlng, Isom Selslleld, a
prominent cotton buyer, shot himself
iu tho breast, the ball passing close to
tho heart, and now lies In a critical
condition. Financial cmbuno-smunt
I is the supposed cause.
Bifuiulto tlio OnoJ.l.i.
Corslcann, January 0', In tho dis
trict com t the case of tho State vb Mo
ses Stanford for muruer wiw contin
ued. O. W. Stono, non-ln-lmr of Lieuten
ant Governor Martin, died fast night
from luilummutioii of the brain, caused
by a blow iu the temple from a piece
ol wood while splitting kindling last
The higher the olllce the bigger the
pay is not the rule in the German em
pire, Bismarck, the chancellor of the
empire, and next the imporlaj pres
ence, gets u Hilary of $M,000 a ycur, his
ofticlal residence free, and 5,000 n year
to run II, while the amhufesadors lu
London,St. Petersburg, Purls, Vienna,
Constantinople and Itome receive va
riously from $37,000 to &J.ri,000 each,
and every ambassador has a fito house.
The governor of Alsace-Lorraine re
ceives $15,000, which is the largest sal
ary paid to any state functionary.
The ballet girls of Paris aro on a
sit like, and tho amount of suffering In
conboquendo Is terrible; '
A United Statsa Mnrslinl Holds tho De
faulter in Laredo,
SJjkiiiIuV to UlCliicUp.
Laredo, January O.Tlio defaulting
treasuier of Tcnmwseo, Marsh Polk,
was arrested In' San Antonio on tho th
Inst, by Delecllvo Captain John Price,
and held over for several hour.
but liberated for want of authority.
Deputy United States Marshal .loo
bheely, of this olty, was Informed by
iiiui'tiiiiiiiuiiu- o i no incoming inter
national train yesterday morning that
Polk had got oirhls train at a station
thirty-live miles from Laredo. Mr.
bheely proceeded to thlspolutund after
diligent search found a detective
belonging to John Price's outllt, who
gave Mr, SheelyaHsIs.ance; after much
persuasion, coiiduclcd him ton seclu
ded spot where Polk was hidden, some
seven miles from tho above named
station. Mr, Polk attempted to de
fend himself, but soon gave it
ulas a bud game and surrendered.
Mr. bheely, I understood from author-
uy, was oucred several thousand dol
lars by Polk for his release, which ho
refused, nnd brought Uio prisoner to
this city on the International train
tins morning, j'olk Is now under
guard, awaiting tho proper
dpounienta irom tho governor
of Tennessee. Polk has but llttlo
money with him. It Is roported that
his nephew with hlsservaut succeeded
n crossing tho 111a Gruudu with a
largo sum of money. Mr. Polk Is very
reticent nnd will miy but llttlo about
Lynchburg, Vn,, Janunry 0. At. a
ball in ltodrord county Saturday
night, a young lady, ldeit Dead, snld
to Scott Clayton, who was calling the
figures, that ho wad not calling cor
rectly. Ho giivo somo sharp response,
which was resented by oho of
Miss Build's admirers, Armoter
llarksdnle. Tho latter culled' Clayton
out and hot words passed. BnrkMlalo
drew n knlfo and springing on Clity
ton, lulHeled u horiiblu gash from tho
right eye to tho back ofthencekt hov
ering the higuliir vein nnd canning lin
hicdlntu dwttlii The scene hi tho Imll
rdoiu was tdokotilhg. Women lu
fancy drosses fainted, falling in tho
pools of blood and u regular niolee fol
lowed aihong tho pnrtlHlaiifl of tho
mon. Barksdulo escaped nnd went to
another part of tho county, borrowed u
gun from an acquaintance and com
pletcd tho tragedy by shooting hlin
soir through 'the bowels, and dying nt
llvo o'clock lu.t evening.
JN A COAL HINK.
Ten Mon Bolluved to bo Dotul
BonndOvortotho Criminal (Jourt
Coullervllle, Illinois, Janunry I).
Yesteiduy evening a tei riblo explosion
occurred in the coal initio or Jones it
iS'esblt, near here. The enusc Is Un
known. Twelve persons were in tho
mines at tho time. Two escaped, A
man mined Mason and a boy of Ma
son's were at the mouth of the ahull
and both were badly hurt.
Last, night tho relief parlies not be
ing nblo to enter tho mine from tho
foul air rising in dense volumes from
the shaft and overpowering thepi at
onco, tho fato of tho ten men Is not
known, but it Is believed liiiposlblu
for them to escape. Tho seoho about
tho initio Is heartrending, for eight
or ton of thom have families who aro
calling on their loved ones whom they
hopo are alive.
FLOIttiNOK, A LAHA.UA.
Doatl of Malcolm G, Stowart Yosterdny
Mpovlul to tho CltiMwUf.,
Florence, Alabama, .January .
Malcolm G. Stewart died this morning
nt tun minute pust-l o'clock. Ills re
mnliiH will bo sent to Louisville for In
terment In his old Kentucky home. ,
Hitinliil to OinCUiKiHK.
Iiongvlew, January "..To-night, nt 0
o'clock, a bralteinan, D. Smith,, vX'
run over and his leg badly crushed!
Amputation will bo necessary. 'It
seems ho was hlinglng to the locomo
tive tender with one footswlngjngnnd
tho other foot slipped throwing hint
under the wheels, lie was carried to
tho Glass House where Drs. McCuthor
ami Lawrence will attend to tho am
putation. To CIiiko on Witiidaj,
Berlin, January 0. A pctll ion signed
by over six thousand noraons has been
presented nt Belchmth asking tho en
actment of n law closing ali commer
cial mid Industrial establishments on
'I'll f'lu.tm.lr... f3..M...1.fii.ld..
...V ,'..,. jr.u.l IJU141 .1- illlinvi .
Miss Mnlllo P, Crlpplu, living nt
I3rln Station, Tennesson, cluing to bo
tho champion gourd-raises (lu num
bers) lu Knox county. From u slnglo
vino the past season she raised 125
gourds. Tlioy aro of the variety known
as tho siphon or dipper-gourd, Slioaiso
raised .several H))ccimeiiH of tho ISgyp
Han lullloor bonnet-gourd, measuring
21 inches. p
The Purls lumtucklan says thero Is
n colored wyiuiin and grown daughter,
thure who have not the sense of hiiioJI,
and never huvo had. Wo hovo n col
ored boy In Cynlhlann, named Mar
cus Lee, who has a double bead, no
forehead, and eyes on tho oilier side of
his head, llko those of a bull-frog. He
Is troubled with a keen soNSoof smell,
and ho Is every body else when he Is
around.- C'iiithl(tnu Ar(f.
Hpoolul lo tltn OusecHL..
Galveston, Gulvostou county, Jhiiii
niy O.Thomas Cuddy was, to-day,
bound over to the criminal court in a
bond of ono thousand dollars, upon a
charge of assault with Intent to rape
llttlo Mury Bradley, nine years old,
Two hundred und llfty mules were
received lo-day oil' tho New York,
Toxas and Mexican Itullroud, for ship
ment to Ilavuiui.
G. B, Nichols has resigned I ho ticket
agency of tho Gulf, Colorado and
Santa Fo Balhoad, lo accuptn similar
position at Houston for tho Texas and
Now Orleans Itallroad, relieving Mr,
Turner, who goes to Dallas. WllHinu
Van Syokle has been unpointed to the
placo made vacant by the resignation
of Mr. Nichols,
Trains aro now running through
from GahMsdou to Palestine without
change, and Galveston Instead of
Houston is no wtho southern terminus
of tho J uteruatlonul und Great North
ern Hallway system,
Ice was prevalent this morning.
Washington, D. C, JnnuuryO.Tho
Mississippi Itlver Committee to-day
examined Charles It. Suter and Major
Hurrod, members of tho Mississippi
Itlver Commission. Tho former de
clared unroAcrvedly in favor of levees
as a necessary part of tho improve
ment. Harrod's views coincided with
the plans at present being worked out.
Tho Loudon fogs nro no joko, al
though It Is the halilt of the London ers
to make light of them. The fogs of
December appear to huvo boon partic
ularly polsouotiH, and probubly cost
tho queen more subjects thuu the late
Egyptian war. During ono wjaek 037
persons died In Loudon from diseases
of tlu respiratory organs, as the reqord
slates "under tho influence of tho al
most continuous fog." But IhatwasJ
an exceptionally fatal foggy week.
Herbert Spencer says that a mun'rj
conversation Is n sure Index to bin
mental capacity. This Is extremely
nevero upon n limn who has Just
caught thobnekof his trousers oil u
"The New York Ileruttl had 20 sam
plcsofNew York lager analyzed, und
nothing deleterious to health could be ,
found iu them. The experiments
were, however, conducted on a puroly
scleiulllo babls, Wo don't think tho
experiment of drinking it was tried,"
That's n remark from tho Philadelphia
Hewn, which Is evidently densely Ig
nsraut of New York exports.
It is a good thing tho comet has
gone. It put an end to ail tho agony
of humorists, who felt they must say
something about the comet, when
there was nothing funny to he said. '.
A Pittsburg Unit has omployed'n
Chinaman as book-keeper, und any
one who receives a statement from that'
concern will undoubtedly ho
thoroughly Hcnred.ZoHc; VHkcn,
. " i r1 '
:o hiso vn
s ortered, i
of nil .cm
am. Pi sm(J.i
take 'the ti
o no mil)
lines bo foUi
hg part, t
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I-'lenilng, Perry. Farrar, nnd attenlIoH,djirli
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