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IfORT WOUTLT, TEXAS, TUESDAY, .lANUAltr 10, 1883.
VOL. 7, TSTO.'2G
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L nf tho Houso Bill to Withdraw
Public Lauds from tho Market.
enato Refuses to Act Hastily and
tho Mntter GoeB Over.
fcndred and Ninoteon Bills Already
introuuceu in me xiouse,
nnety-ouo Offorcd for Oonsideration
in tho Senato to JJato.
Ud Straws to Show whioh Way
tho Wind JJlows,
in, January 15. The senate mot
Mock and a quorum present.
i-3 Chesly and Stmtton wero
o the commltleo on constitu-
lonris and Senator Chelsy to
uiimce on ouucaiion.
"orrell, from judiciary commit-
iber one. repoited baclctnc bill
ling lnibband and wife to testify
eacn otner in divorce with tno
leudaliou Unit it does not pass.
brity report, signed by Messrs.
t.t l lntriu niwi vrrnirnn rnnt n
Ig its passage, was read, Also
I for the removal of the Mer
lExehango of Dalian, with tho
lendatlon unit it uo noi
(hillock from tho committee on
lands reported buck the billsus-
the sale ol school, university
hull lauds and public domain,
substitute providing that all
it have been made and nvo
Stlio land olllco bo not disturbed
operation of tho bill; also the
Inline: tlie act urantinu lands to
M soldiers with the recoinmend-
athat it na-vS.
fHarris lrom thoconiniittee on ju-
tlistriets reported uacli tlie reso
jTreimiring tlie committee to as
i$the number of (lays district
Fere ill bcssiou miring uiu yea re
1SS2, witli certain amend-
uniiou To provide for tlie
iimv of members, officers and
oi tne senate; aiso 10 restore
mil jurisdiction of the county
urker county liereloioro be-
o said court.
errell Designating a hoinc-
d making it in tlie ooun-
than two hundred acres
nneinents, and if in town or
than tlie lot or lots on which
nee is placed; also to prevent
lors from collecting taxes
r bond is annroved.
vis Providing that all chil
lis state between tne ages ol
yhlccu years snail be ontuied
elits of the public freo school
o a bill bv remiest. nro-
ltnt, iinv linrsmi who him
fKbmcslcad may acquire one
ok more inan ;iu nor
amforlv acres noon tlio nubile
j)ll$lund; also conilrniing patents
rveys uy virtue oi ncad-rignt
uuiy warrants issued under tlie
jaws enacted alter .March ;tlst
jprior to April 17th 1870.
euerg to extend tno tinio
rhleh all persons whose lands
1 sold lor taxes and bought in
fH ' "'".v luueciii iiiuaaine.
ClQrrcll To regulate the practice
try in tins slati1.
oper To amend act !,-!, to
t 1,210 ol tlie revised civil
Smr To autliorizo tho courts
Ks ninniiMl writs of iittaphmcul
o allegation in tho afilduvlts
Baie not nroven on trial.
Ihesly To amend acts 1,215,
K1U, and to repeal act 1,220,
I (J, title '20, of tlie revised stat-
ung to processes and returns.
niston To amend act 4ib ol
ed statutes rclatlvu to tnkinir
ironertv for onenimr widoninir
ha streets in town and cities.
ubbs Itequiring openings of
try live miles in pasture or
I'iii'onlr Jrn nmnnrl llio lnv
h hiring county convicts.
irton l'o amend act 2,2o,
title ;n oi tno revised
iuibon of Rlielbv Ifakini.' an
Ition to defray tlie contingent
(oi tne Jiightecntli Jegisla-
pylor-UUl providing for the
)l tlie vote on tho Saturday
5 an election bv tho count v
lo sliall forwaid tlie same to
fary of stale, to be counted on
bioihuij in December after the
lrom nurehasliiL' nronertv at
shannon To amend arli-
'' I.JJIO. and to rcneal
100 of the revised civil stat-
lliston-To amend nrtii-lo 217
f the penal code so as to pre
ty ollleers from receiving
lowed iy law and lrom spec-
jury bcrip, etc.
dey - moved to suspend the
ko iin tho bill suspeudlng
" puiiiie lands. Adopted,
as read Hmt with the subali-
l Iicsley moved to suspend
and lil.'icn tlio hill on the
tllng. Lost yeas 21, nays 8.
'hit lit laid lufnr(! thn snimlo
"ding tlie penal code, rela-
"iruiiig tne peace, une or
qortant amendments wero
m mi' bill ordered engrossed.
I designating who shall
tent witnesses In criminal
'd 1 ru hling that defendant
n request shall bo
' t tify was taken tin and
;ie coininittee'fi amendment
ami ndnients wero auopted.
' oik red to amend by pro
ft the defendant shall not be
"uiu K-suiying in rebutttal
idence introduced by the
ri 11.1,1111 m, . . .
i "uuiuouai mcis doveiojied
testimony of his
own witnesses. Lost. Jlr.
Itandolph To amend by striking out
the committee's amendment and in
bcrting that It shall be left to the Judge
to determine at what time the defend
ant shall testify. Lost.
Mr. Chesly To amend by striking
out all the bill with amendments rela
tive to defendant's testifying. Lost,
The senate refused to engross tho
bill. Yeas, 7; nays, 22.
Mr. Davis entered a motion to re
consider the bill instructing tho Ju-1
dlelary committee to ascertain tlie
number of days tho district courts
were In session during tlie years 18S1
and 18S2. Lost.
The bill providing that in counties
whore there is a resident criminal dis
trict attorney there shall be no county
attorney, and providing for tlie elec
tion of county attorney, was taken up
Mr. Shannon That the president
appoint four commlttco clerks and
designating their respective duties.
Mr. Martin Joint resolution pro
viding that tlie state tax lor tne pay
ment of tlie public debt shall never ex
ceed llfty cents and thai the tax of
cities mid towns shall not exceed
twenty-live cents, except for the pay
ment of debts already incurred, ite
ferred. Tho committee on inaugural cerc
cinonics reported that they would oc
cur In the hall of tho house to-morrow
at 12 in.
Adjourned to 10 o'clock to-morrow.
The house met at 10 o'clock and
opened with prayer by ltev. Dr. 1'oin
dexter. Mr. Phelps of Victoria presented his
credentials and was sworn in.
PKTITIONS AND MKMOUIA1.S.
Mr. Douglavs of J ed'eraon Memo
rial of certain citizens of Jelierson ask
ing for p"iislons of $150 a year.
Mr. Foster of Grayson Petition of
Charles H. Drenniptsell of Austin and
an oflleer in tlie Texas navy, asking a
iim,s and nt:soiiUTioxs.
Mr. Upton of Fayette To make ap
propriations to pay mileage, per diem,
etc., of members and eniloys of the
house. The bill appropriates $S0,000,
and subsequently passed under a sus
pension of tho rules.
M r. Ayers of Urazos To prevent un
just discrimination in freight charges
Mr. Etliridgo of Falls -To provide for
the purchase of 15.000 school hooks con
taining constitutions of tlie United
States and stale of Texas and t lie penal
laws of the latter and to make appro
priation for tlie same.
Mr. Kendall of Denton To amend
the law regulating tho per diem of
grand jurors and placing it at two dol
lars per day.
Mr. Fiankof Erath To amend the
law defining tlie oiiense of forgery, fix
ing tlie penalty, etc.
Mr. Keeter of Red River To amend
the law regulating attachments and
tlie disposition of proceeds of sales
Mr. Cramer of Robertson To pre?
provide for tlie surrender of the char
ters of cities, towns, etc., and author
izing commissioners courts to bettle
Mr. Caven of Harrison Resolution
inviting Messrs. Geo. P. Finloy, J. J.
Faulk and .1. A. Daniels, ex-members,
to seals on tlie lloor. Passed.
Mr. McAlpine of Grimes To amend
the law governing inquest, and allow
ing magistrates live dollars in eaeli
eu-e, and physicians lilteen dollars for
post mortem examinations.
Mr. Pendleton of Deli To amend
tho estiay law, providing that two
animals taken up by one party shall
be estiaved for one fee.
Mr. Jlurst of Parker To punish
anyone divulging the secret of grand
juries. Mr. Moursund of Rlanco To amend
the laws defining the boundaries of
Wise, to regulate tho fees of magis
trates, attorneys, etc., in examinin
Mr. Cuiidifr or Gregg To prohibit
newspapers fi$m publishing advertise
ments of miles, lotteries, etc. It pro
vides for a fine oLfrom ?2.50 to $1,000
for each ofi'onse.
Mr. Dairy of Rosquc Resolution
that all Texas veterans visiting the city
be invited to seats on tlie lloor. Passed.
Mr. Krank of Erath To authorize
the granting of liceuso to practico law
during vacation time.
Mr. Drowning of Wheeler To de
fine the penalties for adultery an. for
nication. Mr. Jones of Henderson To define
the manner of Ming affidavits during
the pendency of suits.
Mr. Rosenthal of Fayette To amend
the law regulating the adoption of
Mr. Rushing of Kaufman To com
pel railroads to keep their schedule of
time on bulletin boards at tho differ
Mr. Nuli of Dallas To require rail
roads to keep a printed schedule of
freight charges at their depots.
Mr. Davis of Lamar To regulate
tho manner of levies upon real estate
bvsherlfi's and other ollleers.
Mr. Sharp of Milam To regulato the
practico of medicine within tho state,
requiring practitioners to Mo their
license with county clerks.
Mr. Frymler of Houston To pro
vide for a brunch insane asylum In
north or east Texas, and appro
priating $160,000 tlieiefor.
Mr. Swan of Day To repeal the act
making it an ofi'euso to purchase hides
of animals ithouttaking a hill of sale
lor the name.
Mr. Davlb of Camp To make it a
penal oll'ense for commissioners
courts to accept bond of re-elected tax
collectors until he liasa reeeipt of final
Mr. Scott of Kerr To restrict tho
jurisdiction of the county courts of
Mason and Kerr counties, depriving
them of criminal lurisdiction.
Mr. McKlnnoy of Walker To
amend tho law as to tho fraudulent
disposal of mortgaged property.
Mr. Cochranoof Dallas To authorize
constables in cities of over 10,000 in
habitants to appoint deputies,
Mr. MeDauiel of Hall To makejtlie
Mr. Dennis of "Wharton To amend
the law protecting fish and game.
Mr. Drown of Johnson To delllie
the penalty for attempt to commit rob
bery. It makes highway robbery pun
ishable by imprisonment In the peni
tentiary for not less than twenty years
or for life.
Mr. llarkness of Frio To make it a
penal ofi'cnpu to wilfully leave open the
ga'tes or Injure tho fenco of another.
Mr. Barry of Rosqut To regulate
tolls of nulls. Tt provides for one
fourth for steam or norso power, and
one-seventh for water power.
Mr. "Wood of Lavaca To require
overseers within ten days after work
ing roads to Mo a written nfildavl
against parties who wore summoned
and failed to work.
Mr. Swan of Clay Resolution In
structing tho Judiciary committee to
inquire Into tlie constitutionality of
the cattle and hide inspection law and
to picparo a bill which will l consti
Mr. Chambers of Collin Rolutlon
Inviting Dr. Isaacs, member of tlie
Sixteenth Legislature, to a seat on tho
Mr. Cochrane of Dallas Concurrent
resolution instructing our senators and
representatives In congress to vote
against any tax on quinine. Re
ferred. Mr. Davis of Camp To require
county collectors to inspect roads in
nerson and report to the grand Jury.
Mr. McDanlel of Hill To amend
the law relative to altering or chang
ing the coulee of public roads.
Mr. King of "Wilson To amend the
law regulating the establishment of
roads, and providing for arbitration
wlicn protests are made, etc.
Mr. llurstof Parker To authorize
the printing board to have printed tlie
acts of the Seventeenth Legislature.
Mr. Cofi'mau of Lee To detacli n
portion of Milam county and attacli
the saino to Lee.
Mr. Hill of Polk To repeal an net
passed by the Seventeenth Legislature
defining who are ollleers of the state.
Mr. Durant of Leon To prevent
public lands being sold to any save to
Mr. Kendall of Denton To amend
the law lelatlveto issuing subnct-iuis
by grand juries, so as to make a sum
mons issued by one jury hold good for
the next term.
Mr. Scott of Kerr To give county
commissioners control of tlie streets,
alleys and lilghwaysof unincorporated
towns, with power to abatu nui
sances. Mr. Tilsonof Hunt Resolution In
structing tho committee on judicial
districts to report tlie number of days
each district court has been in session
during tlie past year. Passed.
Mr. Douglass of Jelierson To make
It a felony to steal a hog.
Mr. Upton of Fayette To place tlie
direct responsibility upon engineers
for failing to ring tho bell at times and
places lequircd by law.
Mr. Cochrane of Dallas To amend
article 10 of the constitution as to
tlie honiHlcad exemption, etc., provid
ing that a husband cannot sell tho
liomstead without tlie consent of his
Mr. Lindsey of Comanche Provid
ing lor the sale ol school lauds and the
investment of tho proeoeds by (no
Mr. Etheridgo of Falls Providing
that tho legal interests in absence of a
specific contract shall be six per cent,
and not more than eight by contract.
The finance committee reported
favorably tlie bill for the contingent
expenses, also a bill making an ap
propriation for tlie mileage and per
diem of members and employes.
These bills were acted upon In a com
mittee, under a suspension of tlie
The printing committee reported a
substitute for habatt'a resolution pro
viding for tlie printing bills reported
favorably, placing tho number at 150,
and tho same passed.
Tho land committee reported a bill
withdrawing tlie unappropriated pub
lic domain from the market. Tills bill
withdraws from tlie market what ia
known as tho fifty cents an acre land,
but does not prevent its salo in future
at prices to bo regulated by law.
Mr. Labatt moved to have tho bill
printed and made a special order for
Mr. "Wurbach thought the bill plain
enough to anyone who desired to un
derstand it and lie would if possible
send it to tlie governor by 12 o'clock
Mr. Armistcad made a strong speech
in favor of the Immediate passage of
tlie bill and against printing it.
Mr. Hill thought tho motion to
print it was .simply a dilatory one.
Mr. Scott favored its immediate pas
sage and said lie thought tho bill plain
and simple enough. Tho only ques
tion Involved was whether tho legisla
ture desired to stop tlie waste of valua
Mr. Nash in a short hut pointed
speech advocated the passage of tho
bill at once.
Mr. Douglas favored tho printing
and delav in order that no one should
bo done an injustlco by hasty legisla
tion. Mr. Jones favored the Immediate
passage of the bill, and thought that
tlie present liill could tepeal no land
law, but would bo an advantage to
Mr. Foster of Grayson oflered an
amendment lo withdraw tho lands for
Mr. Foster of Limestone oflered a
substitute for the committee bill, be
ing tho original bill presented by Mr.
Frymler. The substitute was finally
adopted und the bill passed under a
suspension of tho mlcs, with tho
Adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow.
Colonel Kendall of Denton has been
very sick for several days and confined
to Ids room. He has so far recovered
scholastic ago from six to
eighteen years, and provide for tho
manner of examining applicants for
Mr. Peers of Robertson To appoint
Inspectors of Illuminating oils and
Mr. Davis or Lamar To define tho
manner of receiving writs of attach
ment. as to be aide to resume his duties In the
The bill introduced by Mr. Hill to
day seeks to repeal the bill passed by
the last legislature because of what
was known as the Jlanlson county
troubles, In which a conflict arose be
tween tho Federal and state authori
ties. Mr. ,'H ill opposed tho hill at the
time of It'i passage, and then predicted
what ho now claims Is tho result of
It is tlie general opinion that this
legislature will make a provision for a
branch Insane asylum. Mr. Frymcr's
bill names cither north or east Texas
as the locality, but that, gentleman
himself favors north Texas, and thinks
that the section entitled to It. From
tho best evidence now at hand, either
Fort Worth or Dallas will get it.
All the committees are hard at work
and In a few days more active legisla
tion will begin.
To date, 111) bills and 21 joint resolu
tions liavo been introduced in tho
The bill for the relief of K. T.
Moore, county attorney of Travis
county, will bo introduced Wednes
day. So far tlie objections urged
against it arc that it is unconstitu
tional. Judire Hancock lias hist i to
ll vc led an opinion that such a bill will
Tlility recommendations from tho
veteran board for tho Issuance of
veteran certificates were filed in the
land olllco to-day.
The land olllco has stopped the Is
suance of patents till tlie new adminis
tration conies In.
Governor Roberts will officially sign
nothing after this afternoon.
A committee from tlie feenuto visited
the asylum to-day,
Tlie receipts at the treasury were
$20,000 for lands.
The senate lefu-ed to suspend the
constitutional mle In order to pass tlie
land bill so summarily put thiough
the house tills morning. Tho vote
stood 21 to 7.
A report was current around the
eapltol this morning that Interested
parties will attempt to have the nomi
nation of Colonel Brewster as com
missioner of insurance defeated when
it comes before thesonatofomiiifirma
tiou. Governor Ireland anlved in tills
city to-night. Ho will bo in
augurated to-morrow in the presence
of a large crowd. Ilia address has
been prepared with great care, and
upon the leading topics is tempered
with moderation, and quite positive hi
tone. The governor said enough to
your reporter lo indicate tliut the pro
fessional prognosticators are badlv at
Quite an animated discussion was
had this morning in tlie senate over
tlie hill suspending the sajes of public
lands. Tlie Mutter created is Indica
tive of much trouble when tho land
question is reached. Stockmen here
are keeping an eye on this nuitler and
possibly .nothing of importance will be
clone till after the st'xluwu'H conven
tion next month, .is senators desire to
hear 1'ioni them.
To dale ninety-one bills haw been
introduced in the senate.
Tolvuruitlilp News l'Mini Sun Antonio.
Slirrinmi, llnulc. DimWoit anil
Hpoolltl to tho Onvi.tt.
Sherman, January 15. Chapman,
Bradley k Co's. dry goods store was
burglarized last night, dress silks
valued at about $1,000 being taken.
Tho thieves were so thoughtless as to
leave their valises at homo, and took
new ones from the store to pack the
plunder in. No clue.
Smuilttl to tln OiiKottn.
Denlsou, January 15. A thief broke
Into tlie residence of Mr. M. A, Opium
yesterday afternoon while- tho family
wero absent and broke open a trunk,
and stole $170 In cash.
The round house for the Missouri
Pacific will be 120 by 100 feet, and will
have eighteen stalls.
Mpm-lnl to OioCinvottn.
San Antonio. Bexar county, Jan. 1
The Ben Thompson trial commenced
tills morning, but thus far no new evi
dence lias developed. Ben was neatly
dressed ami exhibited great nonoha
lence. A state conclave of Knights Tem
plar is called in tills city from the
12th to tlie 15th day or April next.
Ninedeatlis last week are reported
by tlie city physicians.
HpHtil totho Clivirnttn.
Palestine. January 15 A young
lCiigllshiuan named Beddlugpaius,
feellng'despondcnt last night, filled
himself witli morphine. Good nit
tured friends walked him all around
town through rain and storm all niglif
and saved ills life.
In an accident at Jacksonville to
day, a young boy, iianio unknown,
SSpoulnl to tho tlav.ott...
Howie, January 15. ('. M. Arnold,
, general merchant offhls place, was at-
tuched this morning by L. it 11. lilum,
I Galveston, and Sanger llros., Dallas.
I Tills evening Mr. Arnold made an as
signment for flic benefit of his oilier
creditors; Judge 11. Green, assignee:
liabilities not over $2,500. He will pay
dollar for dollar.
DANCE OF DEATH.
A Deadly Encounter at a Oouulry Ball
Opriu Cnmimiiy l'lncil Tim Humilng
Jurj Cuuit Coiitlinifil.
rSpcolul to th CJuv.i'Hi-.
Dallas, January 15, -Af a country
dance at Rowlelt's creek in this coun
ty Saturday niglif, Frank Hullingtoii
siiot John Stroup dead. Bullingtou
and a companion, living in a different
neighborhood, wont to KowloU'n creek
and entered a ball loom, announcing
tlieyliad not been invited, bill had
come to run tho dance. Stioup pro
tested againstthelrcondueL,wlieu Itul
Iiugton drew a pisKl and shot him
threw tho breast. Stiong whirled
around several times, exclaiming
twice, "damn him, ho has killed me,"
drew Ills pistol, fired two wild shots
and fell dead. Both men stood high
in their communities, Stroup being a
general favorite. Bullingtou escaped,
but a big posse lias been scouring tho
country for him yesfetduy and to-day.
Tlie feelings of the posse and their
expressions aro of u most bitter
character, and fears for Bulliugton's
life are entertained if he falls Into
Tho management of tlie Fay Tein
pleton burlesque opeiu tioupu and
ni'iuagcineut of (ho Dallas Opera House
wero arrested hen last night whilogiv
ing n performance of "Patience," in
violation of an ordinance prohibiting
shows on Sunday, Tin ticket seller
was arrested cloven times during the
day. All were fined ten dollars apiece
in tlie police court this morning. The
opera house was emwded last night.
Tho case of the Tinted Slates vs.
ex-Deputy United .Stales Maislial
Wcntworth Manning, charged with
perjury, was called befoio Fulled
States Commissioner Heutly to-day,
and tlie charge withdrawn by Post
master Wliissen who had made it.
Manning was no soouer set at liberty
than no was arrested oil tho same
cliurgo by a state officer, Whlssen hav
ing gone before tlie state point and
niacio affidavit. His reason for so do
ing was that tlie penalty in tho state
court for tho prime alleged is much
more severe. Manning is under one
thousand dollars bond.
Hpi'dnl to tll t liinsuttn.
Decatur, January 15. To-day lias
been one of tho busiest days of the sea
son, and our principal houses report
heavy sales, both Job and retail.
Tho Cafes coal mine caved In a few
days ago, wounding several parties.
They were excavated in tinio to save
loss of life.
Col. Booth left yesterday for Aim
HllHf.lrLl to tli.a Oli'..tt...
Texarkana, January 15. Mr. ICIIIs,
tho United (states fish eomniisslonei
from "Washington, arrived hero last
evening on special car No. 2 with Ger
man carp mr Texas, no nits iinm ap
plicants to supply witli fish, and will
commence dlsliibutlug in Texarkiinu
on the 10th, His dates through Texas
will he Sherman tliol7(h, Dallas, IDIh;
thence to Austin and San Antonio. A
special messenger will bo sent to
Shrevoporl and Palestine.
Hjioiflul to iliii Cliii-.ol tn.
San Saba, January 1C Owing lo
(iio unusual amount of moisture In
the ground, constant heavy frosts are
rapidly rotting (ho grass on our ranges,
and stock of all kinds are not doing
well. Especially Is tills tlie ease In
counties west of tills. Kwry morning
the grass is loaded with frost, which
melts during tho day. Thn process of
melting and freclng and melting
dally continued will render our ranges
insufficient lo support our stock.
Professor Fawcett, the blind pont-muster-general
of Kngland, is some six
feet two or three inches high, linn long
and muscular aims, splendid limbs
nnil tlie general appearance of a gigan
tic, heavy dragoon. Ho Is one of tho
most energetic athletes of his time, Is
a fierce rider, an occasional oarsman
and a splendid skater.
T'1 1'lrliil ill' lli'Ml uctlnn Till'liril I.niino ill
T lorCourt .Multi'ik IVinonul.
Hprulul to tlioCluv.ijttn.
Tyler, January 15. Saturday night
about 12 o'clock (bo fire iilaru
sounded. In a few minutes qi
crowd had gathered around and found
(lie lire hud broken out in flic
row of frame buildings adjoining
tlie ruins of J. K. Martlno's old stand,
lately burned on tlie r.outii side of tho
public square. Thoflrc originated in
a small store building owned by A,
MeLazarus, a Jewish nu)lil,und within
twenty minutes alter tho alarm was
sounded flic four buildings nil adjoin
ing weio enveloped in Mantes.
Seaiceiy any of Ihecontcnlsof any of
tlie buildings were saved, and severd
parties made narrow escapes with
tlicirllvcs. By the untiling eflbrtsof
tho crowd, tho old City Hotel building
on the opposite corner was saved from
This is the second flro Tyler has hud
within the past week, ami it lias Im
bued the contractors of our water works
lo an extraordinary zeal in theirspcedy
completion. This last Mro is strongly
suspected to have been incendiary
though tlie evidence Is not sufficient to
lead to tho arrest of any parties.
Judge Pardee, who has been holding
cotut with Judge Morrill for the past
week, left tills morning fur Dallas,
A special train on the Texas and St.
Louis Railway, left here this nioinliig
for McGregor, tlie parly consisting of
President J. AY. Panimore; II. W.
Risdinc. lately appointed general man
ager; J. B. Vim Dyne, geuend superin
tendent: L. II. Fish, treasurer, and G.
"Watty, general freight and passenger
agent, who are on a tour of inspection.
HARD ON ENGLAND.
Paris, January 15,Tlio Jtuppcl, re
ferring to tlie prince of Wales unveil
ing the statue of tho prince Impoi ial.it
Woolwich, stigmatized thoEugllHli na
tion as a herd of cuttle, ami the Eng
lish as an army of women. Other
newspapers make spiteful comments
on the affair.
Dool8lou Rondoroil in Favor of tlio Paoifio
Mail Steamship Oomuauy.
Until- nnrt Atn Hold oh 8iitct to H Duly
Washington. Jammrv 15. Tbo onnrf.
of claims rendered a decision in favor
of tho Pacific Mall Steamship Coin-
puny lor eigniy inreo tiiousiuid three
hundred und thirty-three dollars and
thirty-three cents in a suit against the
United States, under Us contract for
carrying the mull on tho China Hue u
number ot years ago.
Tlio bill lo increase tlio ellleienev of
tho nrinv. Introduced bv Mr. Loimn
ami approved by tho military commit-
ice oi tno senate, meets
with irenoral favor amonir
armv ollleers who contend Its passage
would put in a great degree, an cud to
the desertions. The bill embodies all
the principal recommendations con
tained in tho lust annual report of tho
Hccrctary of war.
The supremo court to-day uocitlul
Unit bottles in which beer or alo
are Imported nro subject lo a duly
of 45 per cent, ad valorem in
in addition to a. duty of thlrly-ilvo
cents per gallon on beer ami ulu con
tained in bottles.
Tho secretary of tho Interior, in n
communication to congress, says no
lands have been patented to land
grant roads for any uncompleted
toads since March 27tli, except in tho
eased tho Wisconsin Central.
In tho star route cases tlie Judge sug
gested to Mr. Merrick (hat he read to
the jury tho.so poitlous of-tho indict
ment relating to each route before put
ting in the tcMtlmony connected witli
it! In that way fhu jury could Intelli
gently apply tho evidence as it. was
laid before litem. Mr. Merrick adopted
the suggestion, and picking upovory
indictment he explained to the jury
he would read tho part relating to the
route from Maikland to Parrot City in
connection with tlie documents which
Mr. Wilson "l)o you mean to say
there wore nineteen conspirators?"
Mr. Merrick No, I mean to say
there aie nineteen routes set out in this
indictment, upon any of which there
is evidence to make oul a conspiracy.
Mr. lugersoll objected because a tie
fondant named Turner was mentioned
in the indictment, but at (lie sugges
tion of Mr. Davidge lie withdrew tlio
object ion, remarking: "1 will say no
more at present. Tlie point is too good
in law at fids stage of tlio game."
A number of petitions and hitlers
were read tlo-tpito tho objections of tho
defense. Governor Wells, special
counsellor in tlie jury bribery cases,
sent before tlio grand Jury tlio cases of
Fred Shaw and Win. Dickson, and
witnesses to bo mtuimoued to appear.
Warrants were run out against John
F. Olmstcad, whose name was with
drawn Saturday for district commis
sioner and others, charging tliem witli
doing a real estate business without,
An Iiiimii timl l.itnlt Klri'HH'ii'w laVrtlun
A Villi ilouiinilUlli'.
Hit.oliil to Ih.i Cjflv.otto.
Galveston, January 15, In tho case
of Howard Carr, owner of tlie steam
ship India, against (he Austin and
Northwestern Iliiilroad Company,
Post, Mentor A Co. of New York,
claimants, In which a decree was ren
dered at the last term of (ho United
Slates circuit court against Post, Men
tor A Co, and (heir sureties for the
suiiiof W.000, tlio lion. Don A. Par
dee, circuit Judge, has approved tho
appeal bond of said claimants ami tlio
ease goes to tho supreme court of tliu
The file depaitment held (heir
annual meeting to-night for the pur
pose of electing ollleers. Tlio election
resulted as follows: A. M. Moflblt.
chief engineer; Manuel Perez, first as
sistant; Charles Huscli, second utf
slstant, and Henry Matthews, third
To-day, Thomas Fuhrey, employed
on Mr. Long's residence, hht his foot
ing ami fell to (ho ground, Indicting a
severe wound iii)iiu his head. He was
conveyed (o tlio hospital for treatment.
Mr. Gail B. Johnson, formerly
of the Houston Whits purchased an
iideiestln the Hovnlmj J'rlul and as
sumed tlie business muiiuguiucul.
A Miin Kiltist In Alilli'im ImimivtmiruU
HjMii'hil to tho Clnxntt.i,
Abilene, January 15. A light oc
curred about 10 o'clock Saturday nlglil
on tlio eastern edgo of town, between
Zcuo Hemphill and a young man
named ilrcedlug. in which (lie latter
received two shots In tlie brcimt. Ho
died in a tow minute?. Hemphill
walked up In town and gave himself
up to an officer. Tho examining trial
was begun to-day, but not concluded.
W. H. Wood has returned from Mis
sissippi witli u stock of young cattle
Work lias started on I ho lilrgo slono
ware houso to ho built by Bob
(ulte a number of prospectors aro
A lot of fine slioop will soon arrive
from California. A hard south wind
last night, cloudy and drizzling rain
(Jiiceu Marghcrltii of Italy. Is de
votedly fond of literature and thu fine
General Horlx Dcralson, chief of
httifl' to General Vlroy duilnir Ihoaieso
of Paris, and signatory to th eupltu
laliou of the city in tlie last Fniuco
Gorman war, died at Lisle on Satur
day of iqioplexy, on hearing of the
deutli of General Clianzy.
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