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isor to tlio DomocratAdvnnce.
lature Prooanrttng With Its
Earnestly anil Harmoniously,
ills Eoportod to tho House for
nssage by Committees.
of tho Appointment of the
so Standing Oommittoes,
littee on Publio Lands Pavors a
ithdrawal of tho Samo,
Oommittoes Want a Olerk at
Pour Dollars Por Day.
s and Pointers by Aotivo Ee.
porters and Bustlers.
January 13. Tho senate wus
Irder at 10 o'clock with n quo
k-ell from judiciary commit-
r one reported back tho bill
for tlio election ot a county
in counties which have no
listrlot attorney nntl provld-
nuntlcs that nave n resilient
lornoy, have no county at-
th tlio recomnicnuution tunc
o tho bill diminishing the
n ot tne county courts oi
Morris counties, with the
dution that it nabs.
ch. from judiciary commit
reported back tho following
tne recommendation mat
BUI to nrovide for tho pay-
s to county Judges, justices
ice, siicrius, constuuies, uis-
untv nttorncvH for services
inir courts: bill nmendinc
K chapter 3, tltlo 7 of tko code
ii proceedings; om nuuior-
COUIlSUl lor uic niiiiu iu
in Inquest proceedings;
iir it a criminal oiienso 10
lb reach of the pcaco by cttrs-
BUilvc language; urn amenu-
314 una 3K oi tno penal
ing it an oiienso to aisturu
it nuts oi private nouses or tno
mjii imrns won as uy cursing
send articles 7U0 and 731 of
of criminal procedure
dlfy certain persons as
in cases oi auuitory
ileatipn; bill amendiug
. tltlo 8, chapter six ot tno
malting it anoiienso :or an
L'mtmd or receive u feo xot
law; bill to provide com
for attorneys when ai-
f defend persons who arc un-
ulll to repeal an act to
requisites of ludlctments;
amend lib!) una ou
He of criminal procedure;
Inmond article 503 and
er 3 of tho Dentil code, in-
lio penalty for assault with
grape; bill to amend article
p revised statutes, proviaiug
by tno Btate ol lees to at-
tnesses; ouo mi n area cop-
jlll wero ordered printed.
rell Resolution that tho use
to chamber be tendered to
is of Austin for tho inaugural
ch from the same commlt-
o amend article 223, chapter
ot tne revised statutes, with
inclination that it be relerred
ilnM fmmrvttttn T 1. Kill it
lion -1, article 730, of tho code
Kit proceedurc, with recom-
that it He on the table, a
1 haying been reported fav-
FllODUGlH) AND IIEFKKUIH).
lock To provide for tho salo
K!t apart lor tne oeneut oi
chools, and to provide for
bient of the sale in state or
ites bonds. It provides that
II be classified and sold at
fein two dollars for unwatored
less than two and a half
kl land per aero, actual set-
f tno preicrence, tney not, to
tot less than ouo hundred
acres nor more tliun six
lor To amend article una,
kpter 5bf tho code of crinii-
puuro, providing that it a
br becomes disabled that tlio
bo authorized to return a
title 03 of the revised civil
tar To amend aiticlo 1.117,
lapler 3 of tho revised civil
purging tlio jurisdiction of
Sirts; nlso to amend article
a, chapter 3 of tho revised
i diminishing jurisdiction
N To amend article 4,000,
latutes providing for tlio
81 not less than 8.000 nor
512,000 of tho tronerul laws.
tier To amend article 735 of
lof criminal procedure pro-
hqsband and wife may be
for each other in all criminal
oflonse committed bv ono
erg To amend article 420
Donal code relative to
mlf tflfmi nvirl ii 1im ntin ft 1ur
irticle 317, chapter 3, tltlo 9,
11 eodo lining any person for
i across or tnrougn a street
n to exceed siuu.
i To repeal article 1,001,
tho code of ciiminal pro-
bo to amend arliclo 1.003.
if tho code of criminal pro-
pvld nir that counties shall
Ir the board and lodging of
kton Tlinfr the committee
i report nt once what action
t if, rnl1n,.,i tn fr'ji, In Itllllfl.
10 (lent' nml itiimli iim-liim
t the committee on coiu-
ninnilfii'tiii-i Inmilrn whiifc
islutioii b necessary to en-
S That indiolnrv eommit-
roparo a bill providing for
u.u pro ram msiriuuuon oi
'ong attaching creditors.
authorizing nn Inoreaso of
miw lorcu, roiKjrn.il iiivunr
lay. wus called up, and after
le discussion was postponed
nreaentod petitions from
lants" exehaugo of Dallas
it artlnl l.V'lof tho revised
'ley lteaolutlou tfitttnccm
iree, to act with a liko com-
arrange for tho Inauguration of Gov
ernor Ireland. Adopted.
Mr. lUichanan introduced a bill to
amend article 1,131 of tho revised
civil statutes and providing that
county judges bo required to give
bond In not less than three or not
moro than ten thousand dollars. Re
ferred Also to amend nrtlclo 1,183 of
the code of criminal proceed uro and
providing for tbo payment of grand
jurors two dollars per day.
Adjourned iimu o'clock Monday.
The house met at 10 o'clock. Twelve
members wcto excused.
A telegram was received announcing
the death of the wife of Chief Clerk
Booth at Decatur.
A meeting was announced to take
place at 7 o'clock p. in. of thesurvlving
numbers of tho Slxtccuth and Seven
teenth legislatures to tako suitable ac
tion on the dentil of Hon. Georco
Reeves, speaker of tho house of tho
The speaker announced the standing
committees, which were read by tho
clerk. The following arothoehnlrmen:
Judiciary, No. 1 htr. Acker of Lam
pasas. Judiulary, No. 2 Mr. Hill of Polk.
Constitutional amendments Mr. Ar
mistead of Marlon.
Internal improvements Mr. Chen
oweth of Fannin.
State allalrs Mr. Nnsh of Dallas.
Finance Mr. Upton of Fayette.
Educational ail'alrs Mr. McKlnnoy
Public health and vital statistics
Mr. Parsons of Rockwall.
Commerce and manufactures Mr.
liouatt of Galveston.
Public lands and land olllee Mr.
Vurzbach of Rcxar.
Privileges and elections Mr. 'Wood
Printing Mr. Foster of Limestone.
Public building and grounds Mr.
Smith of Travis.
.Private land claims Mr. Mclklde
Engrossed bills Mr. Thompson of
Enrolled bills Mr. Fisher of Ilanis.
Contingent expenses Mr. Frymier
Revision of rules Mr. Taylor of
Agriculture Mr. Caven of Harri
son. Public debt Mr. Ayresof Br.uo3.
Asylums Mr. Sharp of Milam.
Revenue and taxation Mr. Coch
ran of Dallas.
Insurance and statistics Mr. Pen
dleton of Roll.
Judicial districts Mr. Robertson of
County government and county
finance Mr. Chambers ol Tarrant.
Federal relations Mr. Dennis of
Stock and stock raising Mr.
Browning of Wheeler.
Counties and county boundaries
Mr. Douglass of Jefferson.
Penitentiaries Mr. Warren of Rusk.
Military Mr. Scott of Kerr.
Indian affairs Mr. Roberson of
Town and city corporations Mr.
Patton of Johnson.
Public roads and bridges Mr.
Chambers of Collin.
Claims and accounts Mr. Cuudlff
To examine comptroller and treasu
rer's olllcc Mr. Moursund of Dlanco.
A printed communication was re
ceived from J. M. Swisher, enclosed in
a message from the governor relative
to tho ownership of Greer county.
3ti:I01lIAlJ3 AM) I'UTITIONS.
Mr. Moursund of Rlaneo Memorial
of R. M. Davis asking for an increase
Mr. Tilsou of Hunt Petition of the
people of Campbell asking that u high
sehooi bo incorporated so as to prohibit
tlio sale of liquor in the vicinity.
Mr. Chambors of Collin Petition
for a pension from an old soldier of
Collin county named Rates.
Mr. Scott of Kerr Memorial of the
teachers of west Texas for a better sys
tem of free schools.
llllili AND KKSOMJTIONS.
Mr. Jackson of Smith To mako an
appropriation for an Insauo asylum In
Mr. Frymicr of Houston Resolution
that a clerk be furnished to the com
mittee on judlclory, HnuncOf Internal
improvements, revenue and taxation,
education, asylums and ono extra
clerk, the compensation to be four
dollars nor day each.
Mr. Nash desired to amend to allow
tho other committees clerks If desired,
besides those enumerated.
Mr. Moursund offered a substitute
authorizing the speaker to appoint tho
necessary clerks not to exceed six.
Tho substitute was adopted.
Mr. Labutt of Galve3ton Resolved
that two hundred and fifty
copies of all bills reported favorably by
the committee ho printed. Referred.
k Mr. Smith of Travis Resolution ten
dering the use of the hall on tlio even
ing of tho 23d for the inaugural ball.
Mr. Frymlor favored tho resolution,
provided' tho hall could bo reurranged
in time tho next morning for tly; regu
Mr. Brown was opposed to any
such uso'of tho building.
Mr. Duraut was opposed to the reso
lution, and thought the building would
be a disgraco to civilization nml an in
sult to the people or Texas.
Mr. Jackson said the house was not
built for such purposes, and lie op
posed granting it.
Mr. Wurzbach said he was a danc
ing man, and therefore favored It.
Mr. Scqtt said lie thought it perfectly
appropriate to use the hall for the pur
pose of honoring tlio groat man who
had beeu elected governor.
Mr. Duraut thought it better to
honor him with a glass of egg-nog.
.The ayes and nays wero called, and
the rcMjlution passed by a vote
of Of to S.
Mr. Townsend of Colorado To
amend tho law providing for tho com
pensation of county attorneys, magis
trates, sheriffs, etc., in examining
Mr. Ayres of Brazos Bill to prevent
the careless handling of firearms and
providing u penalty therefor.
Mr. Leo of Hidalgo To reorganize
tho Twenty-fifth Judicial Dlstiict,
Mr. Jones of Henderson To reor
ganize tho Third-judicial district so as
to give Henderson county a four weeks'
term of the district court.
Mr. Jackson of Smith Rospluttou
granting.!! leave for ninety days to O.
G. White, county judge of Smith
rountv. ' ' '"
Mr. Woodier Iayao To amend
1I1U 1U .. wniniivM iwf
- . ' if.
Mr. Nash of Dallas-
To amend the
FORT WORTII, TJBXAS7 SUJSTliAYr.rAyUAiq" 1 J, 1 883. trr. voL.'tT
law creating tlio ofllco of public
weigher. It takes tho tipiolutlng
power from tiiu governor ami lilaccs It
In tho hands of the comntlpsioner of
courts, tho latter also having power to
rcmovo for cnitsc.
Mr, Lindsay of Camanchc To
amend tho elray law and providing
that oath Isj to bo taken by parties
Mr. Kthcrldgc of Falls To amend
the election law, prescribing that tho
returns bo counted in the presencu of
the county judge, clerk and ono
justice of ttio peace.
Air. uaziewooa ot iJeita to amend
tho law regulatihg'tho fralo or spiritu
ous and vinous Jiquors, etc.
Mr. Durant of Leon To picvent
discrimination In freight charges by
Mr. Hearno of-Cass To amend tho
game law and exempting certain coun
ties fronrtho operations thereof.
Mr. Douglass of Jofl'ersou To pro
vide for annual pensonsto soldiers anil
pallors of tin Texas republic and sign
ers of the declaration of Texas inde
pendence. Mr. Mcrriwcther of Goliad--To
supplement thu chapter of tho penal
code and making It a felony to dispose
of mortgaged property.
Mr. Frymicr of Houston To pro
vide for the payment of attached wit
nesses in felony cases.
Mr. Elliott of Bowie To amend tlio
law exempting household goods nnd
certain other property from execution
Mr. Brown of Johnson To prescribe
the mode of paying jurors in civil
Mr. Swan of Clny To rcquiru sales
of lands to bo advertised In it news
paper. Mr. Wurzbach of Bexar To amend
Mr. Hunt of Parkor To amend the
law relative to keeping records of com
missioners courts proceedings.
Mr. Garrison of RuskTo amend
tho law prescribing a penalty for as
sault to commit rape.
Mr. Frymicr of Houston Resolu
tion of condolence' to- Chier Clerk
Booth on tho death of his wife.
Mr. Scott of Kerr To provide for
the formation of a board or appraisers
and agents to sell tho school lauds of
Mr. Stagnor of Caldwell To require
county judges to give good and suffi
Mr. Newton of Cherokee To amend
the law regulating tlio pay of grand
jurors ilnd making it two dollars per
Mr. Davis of Lamar To amoud the
law regulating the fee of jailors for
Mr. Brown of Johnson Resolution
to investigate all outstanding bonds of
doubtful validity. Passed.
Mr. Stout of Navarro To mako it a
misdemeanor to hunt with a gun on
Mr. Rosenthal of Fayette To amend
the law granting fees to county oftleors
in certain cases.
Mr. Chambers of Tarrant Resole
Hon calling on the commissioner of
insuranco for the names of all domes
tic and foreign insurance companies
doing business in the state, thoir gen
eral olllces, amount ol insurance and
premiums, losses adjusted, paid and
unpaid, rates, etc. Passed.
Mr. Moursund of Blanco Resolution
that two hundred copies of printed
lists of the standing committees be fur
nished. JOINT ItHSOr.UTIONS.
Mr. Fisher of Harris To submit tho
clause exempting wages from garnish
ment to a vote ot the people.
Mr. Garrison of Rusk To regulate
tho pay of members of tho legislature
by law, not to exceed live dollars a day
for the tlist ninety days of tho session.
Mr. Strlngcrof Franklin To amend
the judiciary article relative to district
and county judges.
'The bill of Mr. Foster 1 3 withdraw
tho public domain from tho market
would have been a good measure nt
the last session, but It is probably loo
late for any good purpose now. Com
missioner Walsh is of the opinion that
nearly all thu 'amis have been gobbled
up. and what little remains will bo
nulled down by landmen befoie Fos
ter's bill can possibly get through tho
red tape process necessary for It to be
come a law, even if the leglslaturo
should djcldo to pass it, which is not
Constitutional amendments are com
ing in thick. Most of them appear to
be aiming at tho same purpose a
change in tho present school law. One
of these amendments, offered by Mr.
Jackson of Smith county proposes to
give ono-third of tho general levcntio
to tho school in addition to a poll tax
for same purpose. Another proposi
tion is to eliminate the school luiid
from tho general revenue, and to levy
a tax for each Independent of the other.
Opinion appears much divided among
The introduction In the houst by
Mr. Wurzbach of a bill to create a bu
reau of school, unlvcHlty and asylum
lands, would seem to.indlcato that tho
bill of Mr. Robertson, introduced
Thursday, and known us the Walsh
bill, will not have altogether easy sail
ing. Indeed, It Is plain that tin meas
ure will bo Jeopardized, became of a dis
agreement among thoc viio ot-siru
and iecognizo the necessity for such
legislation as to the best and
most practicable methods' for Its
accomplishment, Mr, Frymlor
of Houston county, u clear headed,
practical legislator, suggests that tho
different committees which will deal
with this question, tej well as other
land mutters, should combine in con
certed action, with tho view to getting
before the legislature at tho earliest
practicable moment such bill or bills
as will permanently euro the present
defects in the landed ititeiets of the
suvto. Commissioner Walsh lias signi
fied his willingness to detail Ills views
before such combined committees.
Mr, F. J. Dull' of Brazoria U tho
youngest member of tho house, being
only 3 years of age. Ho Is a young
lawyer of inucli promise, and will
doubtless make his mark as u legls-
Thc irrepressible Kterrltt of tho Dal
las Times has been in tho city for
some days past. Ho is well known
here for his demonstrative, but harm
less qualities, and hence is allowed to
roam at largo without let or hlndor
ance. Governor Ireland will bo Inaugura
ted, on Tucsduy, as requited by law,
ana ills Inaugural address, which will
omuouy ma views upon mo -vuriou
nuMfionn pi puiiue mjum'P1,
laalctut tar wIlU uruurr "intitroui.
l?rsuraaWy it hi InteH prDmrMR
great care, ami far tWnt'rWfWt wWlw
dicato most positively tho position to
be held and maintained by tho execu
tive through hs term of office. Cer
tain persons who "profess" to bo "be
hind the scene" fmvo given intima
tions of tho topics likely to bcdlscusscd
and the positions nssutned thereon,
but it is more than doubtful if Gov
ernor Ireland has outlined Ills Initial
address to any oie. Ho Is loo discreet
a molt to carry ills Intentions pinned
to his coat sloovo for every
body to look at, or to glvo
to tno public in driblets of rumor
what dignity nnd respect and best
Usage rcqulro should be presented first
to tho leglslaturo of the common-wealth-
Indeed, In ono respect, Judge
Ireland may bo said to resemble
George Washington ito Is not In the
habit of slopping over.
As the Oaxkttu predicted, Colonel
Chambers occupied a prominent place
on tho principal land committee.
Tho advocates of prohibition are
working almost unceasingly upon tho
members of both houses, which fact
leads a prominent member of tho
house to remark that Texas
Just now' Is suffering from Intemper
ance ot two Kinds. A good cause is
often injured by too much "zeal."
Attorney General' Templeton has
moved Into his new quarters in tho
capitol. In a few days all of tho
departments will bo under ono roof.
Of course everybody was not suited
with tho complexion of the commit
tees of the houset but tho general sen
timent Is that thoy are fairly and im
partially niado up. Colonel Cheno
wetli as chairman of tho committee on
internal Improvements generally
known as tho railroad com
mittee, will not bo much relished by
the railroad men, but those who know
the gentleman best, w'lille recognizing
his earnestness of purpose upon nil
questions with which ho deals, esteem
him as a man of perfect fairness and
one willing to hialntniu under any
and all circumstances complete equity
between the loads and the people
News was received .here to-day of
the death of (ho wife of Colonel J. W.
Booth, chief olerk of tho house, and
I has caused much sadness among the
I many friends of that gentleman.
Hon. II. J. Labatt of Galveston Is
! the "wag" of tho house. He hocuih to
have the happy faculty of picking fun
out of everybody and everything,
There tiro only two colored members
in the house, Messrs. Wyatt of Waller
I and Moore of Washington. They are
men of Intelligence, and doubtless will
represent their race creditably.
The committee ou public hinds will
report a bill Monday morning favor
ing the withdrawal of all lands of tho
state from the market.
Colonel Chambers, besides his chair
manship, is ou tbo following commit
tees: constitutional nineudniontH. edu
cation, public lands, revenue ami tax
ation. So far there huvo boon seventy-three
bills and sixteen joint resolutions in
troduced in the house.
The report of tho cnpltol nommik
.sloners has been Issued. It is u vol
The annual stnlomunt of the Phcu
nix Fire Insurance Company, of Hart
ford, Conn., showUtho business done
during tho year just closed and
the not nSJh of the company on
December 31, 18S2, to huvo been
M,127,113.44,,was filed ip the depart
ment of InMiraneoslatlstk'Hnnd history
to-day, whereupon a certificate of au
thority to do business in this state for
the current your, was issued to said
Under the head of Texas business
for tho year 1882 is found tho following
statement: Gross premiums received,
$4CG,7U0. 12; fire losses incurred. 5,-
A Man Ciillril to lit Door nml Hliot nt lien
inouKcurlnl Jb'aror -Shut lug.
Spn;lal to tlio GllJIitlte.
Denison, Januury 13. At about
11:30 last night, Mr. Jno. F, Conoman,
watchman at Baas' mill heard a knock
at, tho mill door, and lie, thinking it
was some of tlio railway men, opened
thu door, and was imme
diately shot down by some
one, whom ho fulled to recognize.
The ball struck Mr. Conatuau in tho
breast, and striking u rib, glanced ami
passed out at his left side. It was from
u thlrty-two-culiliro revolver. Ho was
assisted to Dr. "White's oillco and his
Wound dressed. At day break ho was
resting easy. Mr. Conomun says Ills
assailant was masked and ho knows
no cause for the attack except for
burglarly. Tho burglar lied Immedi
ately after tho shooting.
Two well developed cases of scarlet
fever arc reported ut the Lumar
About ilvo hundred people assem
bled nt tho skating rink last evening to
witness tho contest for tho cup It) bo
awarded to tho most graceful gentle
man skater. Tho cup was awarded to
Mr. Blanche Hutwia. A contest for
one hundred dollars is to tako place
In February. -
Ono lluiilrcl nml Xlxtmtii niitrnuf Coftun
ripootut to th OuiCnttn.
Weatlierford,' January 18. This
morning tho 2;30 east bound express
on passing tho cotton platform threw
a spark from the engine, setting fire to
tlio cotton lying there" for shipment
ami consumed one himdiedandsixtceu
bales. Tho principal part of tho
cotton belonged to Mr. Wise of Fort J
Worth. Tho receipts for tlio cotton
had been secured from the Texus and
A. 1. JHWIt-'V. liiJYl-iliniiiK kiiw (
A 11 Hi II... ' .lLiabIIkIiiii iij.rii I ltii 1
M.n votii,, nmJ.i Tirniimtiu Tiwjiiu. is
in tho city. This troupo will play
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George A, Helm, Texas flint J'llcilb
Road Master, has ent in hUrebigna
tlon, io talto effect next Morday. Ho
will embark in the sheep bui. -
W. J. (Jarnohan, supcrvlti'r of tho
Rio Grando division of tho sas and
Pacific, loaveri in the m i mvjf for
Hearno, fo bp muiried next M"ithty.'
i i.i -y
Thol)ukoufN;owca4llo k' qtiletly
within doors at.Jaoksonvll ?. pmuljig
his studios diligently tint' xt his tuhir,
Mr. Langley. Hetket tsHMP Exor
cise, however, and on jtdeirtinir n
few daysbince, weiitov gtturdrfirwHh
his tutor uitriAMi (tie rU r wM iM!m
UlllUIXIUal ' IIU UBI '
i mmmam M
Oriminal Mntten in San Antonlo
at Valley Mills.
Iiilet-cRtlnc nml lrcxh Ke From Other
1'uliiU In tlio Ktto.
San Antonio, Bexar county, Janu
ary 13. A full Jury in. the Hen Thomp
son case has been ompuiiollod. Tho
Indictment wns,tcm), and n plea of not
guilty entered, mid tho oaso was ad
journed until Monday, Sixteen attor
neys tire enuaged In lU
An elderly Scotch woman named
Brown was lound dead this morning.
Tito enuso of her death viw apoplexy.
Tho detectives, John Price and N.
Cameron, charged with aiding Polk's
escape, wero uofnro Justleu Adams
this morning, null tho cusu adjourned
until Marshal Gosling's return.
Prof. Holberdtr and Miss Lizzie Mat
thews of tho high sehoolttiro in open
rupture one with tho other, and thu
matter will bo lively discussed at thu
next meeting of the city council
Hportnl to tlln GiM.
Valley Mills, January 18. Tho
young man named Tlmmons that hud
his arm cut off in a gtti near here,
died Thusrday morning.
Tho town Is Improving, bttslueus re
mains good and eotlun continues to
Tho young folks had tiulto an en
Joyablu dunce Friday night.
A very stlH'northor struck us last
night aid still continues to blow.
HpKilltl tO tilt, (.IfXKuttO.
Fort Elliott, January 13. Small
pox Is prevalent In Oldham and Potter
Pralrlo fires are burning near bore,
und great duinugo to .tho range is
Conklo fc Lytllo, owners of the
rod; lug chair brand in Colltnsworth
county, numbering eoverul thousand
cattle, huvo sold to a Scotch company.
Tho Matador Cattlo Company have
moved tlio town of Lcopor City to
Turtle Holea in Hull county, at the
A new town has been alnricd'ul tho
old ore camp, and minted Cuirlngtou,
in honor of tho gallnnt captain of the
rangers, the present BhcrlU'of Wheeler
Hpoi-tul to thi OwKtittu.
Wichita Falls, January 13. A row
occurred tilts afternoon In tlio saloon
of Harry Brown, between Fruzlor,wbo
keeps a lunch stand in thesiilottii. and
Cuntello who attends tho bur. There
woro some words passed
when tho two wont to
work in earnest. Citntello using a
knife and Frazler n hatchet In true In
dian si vie. but before either of the com
batants locelved serious injuries tlio
lighting barkeeper made Ida appear
ance on tboseeiioantl by knocking onu
down nnd tlio .other out of tho back
door stopped the light. Complaint
has been entered against both parties,
charging aggravated assault.
Tho new time card on th railroad
takes effect to-morrow. Passenger
trains leave In the morning nlid return
ISlHit'lul to till) U.lV.llltl!.
llllliSuoio, I lill county, January 13.
A. T. Walker made an assignment
to-day to A. F. Hulchlns. Liabilities
about equal to assets.
Important lullrouil ltitinlillii-. Schooner
Sjieolnl tp thi) Clui'.ott".
Galveston, Galveston county, Jan
uary 13. Tho branch of tho Gulf, Col
orado and Santa Fo Railway from
Alvlii into Houston will bo opuned for
general traffic by tho first of Februtuy,
Tlio load is now being ballusted tbo
entire length with Shells and will bo
niado first-oluss in every respect. It is
strongly intimated that since tlio con
solidation of thO Galveston, Houston
and Henderson with tho International
and Grout Northern Railway, making
Galveston thu southern terminus of
the Gould Southwestern system: that
tho Houston and Texas Central Will
enter Into a combination with tho
Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fo Railway,
and secure a gulf outlet oyer tho
Alvln brunch of tho latter road to
this city so as to bo able to actively
t'utupelti with thu International and
Great Noi thorn Railway for tho gulf
The schooner Marin, plying In the
Galveston and Trinity River trudo,
was Htrtick by a sudden squall this
morning near tho Half Moon Light
house mid capsized. Tlio captain,
three men and n woman, who wero
on board at tbo tltiu.', were
rescued by- the keeper of the
lighthouse. Four bales of cotton,
which constituted a part of tlio schoon
er's cargo wero recovered HomuJimo
afterward by tho steamer Ranger."
Sam Pfeull'er, a negro, Ju a dispute
about a debt with George Moore, an
other negro, tearlbly beat tlio latter
about thu head and fr.ee with a piece
Deaths during tho week seven, live
adults and two children.
Real estate transfers filed for record
To-day about 11 a. in. a freight and
passenger engine collided on tho trestle
work between Twenty-alxlh and
'J'weuly-Mivonth streets. Tho engines
were tfuown off the track, and three
freight and ono passenger cdrs wero
James Kuvumuurh was arrested to-
dj ou tho charge of theft, preferred
by Rev. A. M. Truhurdt, president of
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Kt. Mfirir ITiii li.rrii M'liU Mifmrr! Km'ii. .
JIIlllKl! nun ruiiiiuiK IMIU .'Jlllll-U
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suawi. ouo goiu cuani ami locicet, one
gold ring and pencil, n number of val
uable books and ouo hundred and
forty dollars in money. JCuvnuaugh
Was released on bond of 6110 hundred
and fifty dollar.
"Ak'xauder 11, Stephens Writes to a
friend (joucernlng his ljwilfli," says
tho New Yotk Mail, 'and says it Js
sometimes better und sometimes
worst-, and it stems to me, more oftn
worse- than better. I long for th life
at Waslilngiou, und to meet ?ny. old
friends at tlie National, where I lutve
ipnent'so msny pleasant lieui. -Jw
goiom uoiiar una ,ine iimna
nfimlntiaB I lioiiewlll b EOOttlitwJ.
the bflK to thut Ht yMltoumt
n ' it , v .. tk j , m,
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All Work ou tlio Tariff Revision Bill Eus
pentlod till Monday.
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Enorgetio and Interesting Dlsousslon of.
tho AErioultttral'Buroau Bill.
Tlio Array Mid Navy Appropriation Bills
Di8onssoil by tho Douso,
Passage of tho Pension Appropriation Bill
by that Body.
Wnshlmtton. January 18. Mr. ln-
galls Introduced tv bill providing for
thu appointment of n commission to
consider tiiosuiijector railway trans
portation. It provides for thu appoint
ment by tho president of seven com
nilsslouor from civil life to consider
and Ivestlgnto tho wholo subject and
report to congress. tho first Mon
day In December, 1883. Tho second
section fixes tho compensation of tho
commissioner at ten dollars per day,
and travelling expenses.
At the close or the inoriiltig business
Mr, .Edmunds moved to postpone tho
calendar In order to lake up tho sotlato
bill in relation to the condition of
things in Utah. Lost ayes SKI, nays
SI nnd tho bill on tho emondur to ex
clude thu public lands of Alabama
from (ho operation of laws relating to
mineral lands Was taken up.
Mr. Jones of Nevada moved to post
pone tho calendar In order to take up
the bill for tho relief of Ren Ilolluduv.
Mr. Plumb moved to strike out all
after tho enacting clause of thuHull
day blll( hud substitute a bill to 0)1
largu tliopowersuutd duties of tho de
partment of agriculture, und under
tho ruling of the president tuldresscd
the scnuto upon his motion, discuss
ing tho merits of tho agricultural bill,
HosHld tlieio seems to bo a gehorel
recognition of tho fact that tho people
are dissatisfied with i change of policy
and congress could not more wisely or
moro gracefully respond to this de
mand than by giving the greatest and
most Important class of people,
tho agriculturalists, an opportunity
to bo represented In the cabinet ami so
show that this Idea of having agricul
ture bo represented was neither how
nor confined to thW country. Mr.
Plumb sent up and had read u letter of
tho late Gumbuttu transmitting a cony
nf 11,,. nrW iu.iil.ltLilitki A .lif..K... s
... ,,,u ..v -t3i,.ili3lll.l II 1IU1I ftHJ Ul
agriculture in France ami referring to
his notion on tho subject in Germany,
Austria. Italy nnd tho United Slates;
tdso a dispatch ou the 22ml of Doom
tier last announcing tho arranging for
tho creating of a ministry of agricul
ture In England, almost completed,
nud tlio Right Honorable Joseph
Chamberlain would bo first to fill the
olllco. A bill of this char
acter in the Interest of tho
grentest and most Important
portion of tho community ought not
to bo pushed asldo In older la puss a
bill to enable a claimant to tako half a
million dollars out of the tieusury,
which, if passed, would bo followed by
a thousand other similar claims.
, Mr. Williams, as oito of tlio very
few pruaf Icul Dinners In tho Honnto.wus
heartily In accord with Mr. Plumb in
all thai he hud suld in respect to tho
Importance of tho agricultural bill, ami
ho thanked him for his speech on his
own account and In behalf of tho
1'uiuierH of the country. Ho would go
fur as anybody to promote tlio Interest
of tho lurhters of the country, ami
would support Mr. Plumb's bill when
It came up in the proper way, but lie
would not vote to substitute for the
one now before the senate.
Mr. Davis of West Virginia look tlio
floor to speak in favor of (ho bill,
btitylohlod at Mr. Wludonis request,
and tho senate then wont Into execu
tive session. When f he tlooiH re-opened
tlio senate adjourned.
Tho tariffblll comes tijins unfinished
Jnmiediuiefy after thu rendlmr of the
Journal tho house went into com
mittee or tlio whole, Air. Read of
Maine In the chair, ou tho pension
umu-onrlatlon bill. It nmmmrlutcfl
fdl,57o.OOO. of wh Ich f StMHXMWO. ore for
army pensions, ?1 ,000,000 for tlio navy
pensions. $278,000 for tho fees and ex
penses 01 examining surgeons, fzwr
000 for the pay ami allowance of pen
sion agent ami $10,000 for coiitiugou
cif.s.l Mr. O'Neil of Pennsylvania under
he authority of the committee on ap
propriations, moved to increase tlio
appropriations for army pensions to
STi,UOO,000. Alter some discussion,
tlio motion wiih adopted ; also adopt
ing thedtiywKllato avail of $0,000,000
of tho appropriation for fees anil ex
penses attending thu surgeons.
Tho committee thou rose and repor
ted to the house when It was passed,
On motion of Mr, Mttrchnsolcct com
mittee on the charges against Chief
Clerk Bally, was directed to enquire if
thatollieer attempted at any time to
iiilhienco legislation for tho benefit of
tho Washington Gaslight Company.
Mr. Forney moved n committee of tliu
wholo'on tho fortification bill. Agreed
to. Thohlllajq)ropriRtes$:i2,',000. Af
ter n few remarks by Mr. McCook of
Now York, protesting ngalnst tho ncc
llgonce of congress, in tlio leaving sea
coast fortifications in a helpless .condi
tion, 1110 comumtco rorfunmi tno bin
Tho hpiibu licn proceeded to thu
consideration of tho speeiul order, be
ing n bill reported from tho committee
on pension, bounty and back pay,
Mr. Jolce called up tbo bill provid
ing thut uny person who, while In tho
naval or military service, shnll linyy
lost tho sight of ono eye, shall boeii-
tnieu to receive t jiensioii ut tveivo
dollars per month and In cases in
which Injury to .ono eye, niuulfestly
oflecls Injuriously fhoslglif of'tliootlicr
ho shull bo entitled to mi equitable
llVlV'inU, IA17J JJL'IIOIVII iiuhu tawvn III
tbo whole amount twenty-flyo dollars
tier inonth and nil those who undor
like clicumstancos having lost the
sight of one eye, tho slghV of the
other having been previously loit,
I i ixiin u o lttn i.n.iLlnti mrl i4 1 mkvmtt Iti
shall be entitled to a pension oi nuy
dollars nor month, and all those who
while in tho military or naval service
of the United States u line of duty,
by Injury, waived or contracted
disease and shall have Jost the ItearifJff
of both fars shall Im tmlillwl W. Wk
a on oriwoni.v-nvetiwnf ihk
and for uteylotw of:heriir,
;'they siiall mmi'l"iMa
rsi'yv." vjniiTfk m.iii. . tHiM
t'ftT'JilNEJfBEXt't thut ..
r doing JnwC
MM Mill uw awwn
'n jW ' "
ton few, did. -tho ranjtwt,'
jusui'o to oo,in,ni pciitlott
law It should appoint a pommi
grndo the licnslon list so that
ttuiui osa ih Kseu incir iMMki
should bo dopo to nil nllke.'fl
vons lftl. nnvn i.V
Mr. Hilt iravo notlM Hint nn 'vLL
day the Oth day of Februarv. h wu
ask the house to adopt npproprW"rw
olutlons to his pmleccssor.RrMA.
Hawk. n v
Tho speaker laid bcrorb the houwa
letter from the cleik of tho house cell
ing attention to tho necessity of wak
ing some provision Tor tho aecAMMe.
elation of increased roprescntatloHlk
tho next congress. lWorrml. A J.
End of tho Pauious Livingston-netting
Broaoh of Promise Suit, '-'
Tlin Womnn 1U Her Km en t j-l-h o Thous-
Now York, January 12,TIib broach
or promlsosultof Mary Alice Almort
I.ly tigstoh against Henry Kleinlng
foi $75,X)0 ended yesterday. Tho jury,
went to thoir room at twenty minutes
to 4 o'clock nml in a few minutes re
uimcti. i ttero was a st mined quiet in
tho room and., tho audleneo 1 Htoiu.il
, IIV I1HIII
for the result." When thn
names worn cnltM ),v ntnrir
llyrnoho asked: "Gentlommi of Mm
Jury, have you agreed upon a ver
dict'."' Tho foreman, Mr. Seaman, io-
plulutlfi for the full amount claimed.''
There Was an Itistunlaiieons cheer
which shook the walls. Mr, Flcmliig
hud slipped out and was no where to
be seen, (moor upon cheer fallowed
for thu Jury. Judge Pratt sat batik
with n smllo ot contcntiiiont on hl
face and looked plnaidly nt tim utv
ronrloits soenu before him. Justleu
Pratt granted n stay, and fixed ti day
for tlio argument of a motion for u,
NVas muklug lovo to hor little baby In
thu waiting-room with her niotbrr by
her side when she hoard the trump of
a throng rushing with cheers to the
door, bho was called out by a men
flonger, and site emtio with her baby
in her arms. Tho crowd niado way
and on each side of tho lane that was
formed for her there am men iud
boys vigorously Clnpping their luiiuk.
bho colored almost to a purple, sind
hor little ono, u year old, waved his
huuds as though he know something
of his timnimii'n vloiitvu Ml...
fscpined about to fulut as she
entered (ho court room, but summon
ing up ho resolution she went forward.
Another case was In progress, but ho
was loudly applauded, and when she
sunk into nor scut alio was too faint to
speak. Presently she said J "Hub the
Jury come in v"
" Yes," Haiti her attorney. .
- "Yes." ' :.
"SMVhat Is the Verdict ?' " "
'yhy, donttyftti know? Sox'iily
llvfialiousand dollars for you."
ShC? cast her eyes dowu apd sinilcil
at her onliy, and then snld !
"And what did Mr. Fleming do?"
'I don't kuow," snld tho couiihcI.
"I'll tull you, iiiIhh," said a tall spec
Miss Livingston soon afterward
started for home, at Toms River Now
Jersey, with her mother.
Several of thu Jurors siild thut upon
first entering tho Jury room ono of the
twelve spokoof rending tho letters, but
this idea was instantly i ejected. Then
a ballot vvns taken ami eleven found for
tbo plutiitlil'undoiibfor tho defendant.
Upon tho uoxt ballot they Wero nil for
tho plaintiff; upon tho first ballot upon
tho amount of damages there wero
eleven for ttfi.OOfl undone for lf,0.rtO.
Upon the second ballot all wro for$7ly
000, Tho Jurors snld thut they were
till well Impressed by tho pluliitiir, but
they were undecided until Henry
Fleming went upon tho stand, 111
manner upon cross examination was
such that thty suspected that ho wis
telling tho truth, and when thocharges
ho had made that the plaintiff had
boon n prostitute M'ero so completely
disprovon, they made up their minds
that shu was telling tile truth tipd lie
Justice Pratt says tho verdict Is the
largest over granted in a breach of
promise case, There wus one case hi
England in which tho plaintiff got
X10.000, but this verdict exceeds that
ono $125,000 k
Honored Negroes', Honored llobtall,
Any ouo who could have witnessed
tlio sight presented tills afternoon,
when three Justices of tlio supremo
court of the United States rode up
town inn street cur, must have been
convinced that this is a republic nnd a
free country, Justices Bradley Math
ews nud Harlan catno out of tho capi
tol, when tho court adjourned, and
walked over to Pennsylvania
avenue wnon a 0-cout bobtail cur1
was passing. Tho car scats
wero filled M'llli negro work
men, returning from tho navy-yard,
who wore sprawled nil over tho scats.
Not onu of tlieiii arose to offer the jus
tices a scut when thev entered. Tho
three dignitaries hung ou to tlio straps,
bunded up tickets, and worked thoir
pnssttge tip-town utter tho usual fashion
of people who ride In bobtail cars.
TJieru wore fifteen negroes In the car,
representing to tlu car company forty
live cents' worth of colored brethren
to nine ecnhV worth of supieinecfntrt ,
iUHtJco.r- Waiihluilon Special
III Fance and Germany, rtpeei
Ivcly, two fraiif and two nutrks aro
tho medical charges for single visits,
except in the fashionable watering
Thirty-four and three-quarters ."'";
Ions have been spent in tJife lt,tifWv
iy years mr goverumeiK jnMi
A iiian Iti-lVuvi' "Viwk
Monday jo eat.fflXty quafW la
days, or iiohum wie ww
called lnnKwelblw. q c '"V, - .
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