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jort tootti) Simla- 0aettt"-;-
loccssor to tlio Demoernt-Advnnco.
fort woirrn, tjbxas. wapyjssPAY. ja5toayi7TT885:
Inauguration of Govornor Ireland
pnduoted with Becoming Dignity.
ft of the Address to Both Houses in
Icromonies So Not Eufflo tho Work
ings of tho LogislaturO'
ng of tho Tozas Bar Association and
hion Gathering in Nmnbors to "Wntoh
of Interest Gathered In and Aionnd
I to h Qusotta.
In. January IO. Tho senate met
clock, ii quorum present.
Evans fronij tho committee on
pi luting reported buck tho bill
sing tho number of copies to bo
ii by tho general luw with
oiiimciidatlonlthnt it puss. .
Collin f j 0111 tho coininlttco on
ind stock ruining, reported back
bill amending the ostruy
1th tho following nniundincnt,
commcnucti us passage: article
If tho owner of any iininml cs-
In accordance wltli tuo pro
of this chapter shall hare
mark and brand recorded in
unity wheio such animal Is
up, and sucii animal slum
n tho mark and brand
owner at tho time it was taken
eiierson so lakimr unaud otray-
fech nnlmal shall not bo entitled
ifyi compensation for expenses Jn
aylng such animal.
gg jur.r.s m:n:iuu:i).
Ir. Strutlon To require tho col-
and payment oi all special
levied by counties to bo paid
ev. and piohibltlng collectors
cceivlng county scrip.
Ir. .straiten to (inninisii the
id criminal jurisdiction of tho
court of Matagorda county.
Ir. Evans Fixing the lees of
or tho peace.
Mr. Kleberg That any
before tho grand
has been empannclled
idlengo for cause the array of
r any person presented as a
ml any neron eonllned to jail
lake such challenge.
r. uiinmuy request inn tie-
insuniiico companies and ex-
g chaiitablo associations from
r. 12 va us To amend tho penal
rovldlng that persons violat-
o local option law snail no
if a misdemeanor and subloct
e of not less than $20( nor more
")()() and imprisonment in the
lull for not less than live nor
linn six years.
r. .Avails- ro amend tho re-
vll statutes piovidlng that tho
wines for sacramental purposes
ohollc Honors for medicinal and
ideal )urposes shall not bo pro-
Ir. Jones Bcgulating thopow-
tics and compensation of county
icys in counties where there Is no
it district or criminal district
Ir. Buchanan Making an or-
rccloslng an a lien to have all
ireeand elleet of a writ ot rcstltu
f Mr. Peacock Providing that
ins who dispose of personal prop-
vn wnicn tucro is a mortgage
popuntsneu iy imprisonment in
liiitoiitini'v for not lean thnn two
Ire than flvoycaia.
Mr. MatlocK l'roviding unit on
gitnlzatlon of any county, the
scat shall bo determined uyn
f the people.
Mr. Davis Authorizing the
ug board to contract for 5,000
oi tuo general laws.
no Din numiier in repealing mo
ranting land certificated to dis-
foiuiors was lam uoioro tne son
id passed to engrossment.
io bin number io. providing
jiiHatlon to attorneys when lip
id to dclcr.d any person was
up unci alter mucn deuato was
Mo bill number 3, providing that
r wo or more t e enuunts are
prosecuted lliwv nmv sever in
pal upon tho request of either,
ilen tin anil ordered uncrossed.
Mc bill number 10. rencallmr tho
I) escribing the requisites of lu
pin, was irucrcd engrossed.
ite bill number sixty, amending
ray law, was ordered engrossed.
lilt lllll lintnlir... OS .nni'tillm.
ii suits for divorce, defendant
ui. tie compelled to answer upon
tc, was ordered nncrmsscd.
Me bill Xo. 7, providing that
shall bo no county attornoy in
is wiiero there is a resident
lal district attorney, passed,
ichsago was received from tho
tor anuounclmr the fnllou'imr
Itments as regents of tho unP
thcnato ill go Into executive
io-niorroiv to act on tho above.
fe are two vacancies to be
P' Governor Ireland.
resolution reoulrimr tho com-
Oil ludiclnl illstrlpts to jmeertnln
Imberofdavs thn district courts
In "Csalon l'n i)0 year lS31-i:.
ierrtll offered tho followlmr:
BTtUh. lltanmnnr Mint tin. lirerfl-
1 tho 8- n.ite, who has zealously
"seleiitlously ev ted himself to
K'hiirge of fui tr ist Hhould re-
tome testiraomal on IiIh retire-
from office of our stlmuto of his
More bo it resolved by tho ben-
oiaio oi Testis, Tiint tlio
nnd asking their confirmation: i
Vooten, T. M. llarwood, E. T,
si W, L. Crawford and James
Hon. L. J. Story, licutcnaut-governor
and president of tho senate of the state
of Texas, has Impartially and faith
fully discharged tho duties or his oftlce.
Second That as a part of tho ad
ministration which during tho last
four years has not only arrested the
tendency to Increase thostatc debt, but
has done much toward paying on" tho
same, promoted economy In all the de
partment of government and in
creased tho efficiency of tho laws, tho
Hon. Ii. J. Story deserves tho conll
denco of tho people.
Third That we tender to him our
earnest wishes for his futuro prosper
ity and happiness. Adopted.
Senatoblll number twenty-two sus
pending tho sale of public lands was
taken up. Pending tho discussion
the senate adjourned to tho houso to
witness tho Inauguration of Governor
Ireland. On tho senate's returning to.lta
chamber, Lieutenant-Governor Storey
delivered tho following address:
Gentlemen of tho Senate: For ton
long years It lms been my foitunc to
lie a member of tho legislature of
Texas, and retiring from public life
and tho olllce of lieutenant-governor
of tho stato, I cannot refrain from ex
pressing to you my grateful acknowl
edgements for the uniform kindness
and considerations shown mo by the
members, olllcdrs and employes of tho
senate. During these years of toll and
service, I have doubtless committed
many blunders. Tocorrect them when
discovered has been a pleasure as it
was my bounden duty. It is gratifying
to mo to know that during my two years
of service as president of thoHcnatolho
mantle of charity lmi been thrown
over my errors whatever they were.
Xo ruling of mine has ever been ap
pealed from, nor -am T conscious that
any olllcers or employes of tho Fcnato
have ever complained or had causo to
complain of tho manner In which I
have discharged my ofllclal duties. If
any feel that (hey have not received at
my hands the fullest consideration
duo them I trust that they
will at onco banish them
forever from their minds, for nothing
has. been more foielgn to my desires,
and in my retirement rest assured that
there will roat with mo tho kindest
feelings for all those with whom I
have been associated, and In after
years, when 1 shall look back upon tho
past, no spot along my political path
way will call to mind so many fond
recollections as the senate of Texas. 1 1
Is hero T have met and mingled with
tlio patriotic men of Texas who
come to the senate for the good of tho
state. They found tho btato In a de
moralized and bankrupt condition,
without credit and an empty ticasury,
an enormous debt, and an
oppressive taxation, and u
standing army, in a tlmo of peace,
with nothing to pay them; her bonded
debta bearing 10 per cent., while her
warrunts upon tho treasury were
being hawked on the streets at
llfty cents on tho dollar. Tho
permanent school fund In l)i73 con
sisted of but $2,020, 10") In money and
but 2,703,(172 acres of land, and a school
system whoso praise was sung only by
an army of olllcials who consumed an
nually one-fourth of thoavailablo fund
to pay tholr own bidarles. As there
suit of our patriotic efforts
a mighty change lias been
wrought. We pow have a prosperouw
and happy people, an overflowing
trensurv. an enormous irovernment. u
comparatively small debt, a low rate
of inleiest, low taxation and a restored
credit. Her treasury warrants are at
par while her bonds aro belling at a
premium of from llfty to fifty-two
cents. Moro than fifty thousand
acres of land has been ndded
to tho school fund while
the cash and interest bearing bonds be
longing to tlio school fund Is approxi
mately nearly live undji half millions.
In short tho state has fieon placed on
tho high load to piosperlty and with
liberty, progress, reform and pros
perity Inscribed on her banner, she Is
moving forward to that grand destiny
that awaits her. I will be pardoned
for expressing the prido I feel when 1
remember that J have been
associated with the men who
have done much to bring
about this grand lcsult; and now, sen
ators, permit me to, nnnounco that
Lieutenant-Governor Martin has
taken the oath In his room, wheio ho
is confined to his bed by sickness, and
to him I now surrender the trtiot here
tofore confided to me. I again tender
my sincere thanks for the btipport the
senate has always given me. and for
the resolution of confidence and es
teem you have adopted to-day.
The address was ordered to bo
Adjourned to 10 o'clock to-monow.
The houso met at 10 o'clock pursu
ant to adjournment. The bpeaker an
nounced several changes In, and addi
tions to tho diflerent committees, and
albo appointment of several commit
Jly Mr. Kendall or Denton To
amend the criminal code so as to ro
qulro evidence before grand Juries to
be taken down and signed by wit
nesses for ute in the futuro btages of
J3y Mr. Labntt of Galveston To re
peal tho law known as the sub
mechanic's lien law.
Jly Mr. Uenavides of Webb-To
prescribe tlio penalty for violation of
contracts by hired domestics.
By Mr. Stringer of Franklin To
prescribe the fes of clerks in transcri
bing and verifying county lecordrf,
making tlio fee fifteen cents for one
By Mr. Moursund of Blanco To
create a board of railroad com-nii-wlonors,
to pro-M-ribe their powers
and duties, and making appropriation
for the pay of mine.
By Mr. Chambers of Tarrant
Iteaolutlon that tho secretary of state
furnish tho chairmen of committees
with tho acts of 1S70 and with tho
nets of the general and special steilons
of tho Seventeenth Legislature.
By Mr. Stngner of Caldwell To
amend the election laws bo as to auth
orize tho county commissioners to
count the vote, , . , '
By Mr. Chambers of Tarrant-irro
better define tho modo nnd manner of
assessing national mid other banks.
By Mr. Liudsey of Comanche To
prescribe the manner and conditions
of opening new roads.
By Mr. Garrison of Busk To pre
vent Interference with labor contracts
and prescribing a penalty thcrcnir.
By Mr. Foster or Grayson To amend
the luw of limitations so as to strike
out the exemptions ot married women.
By Mr. Chambers or Tarrant To
prevent unjust discrimination in at
tachments r tho propei ty or debtors.
By Mr. McKlnnoy of Walker To
prohibit tho carrying firearms upou
tho enclosed premises of another.
By Mr. Pendleton of Bell To regu
late tho sale of school lauds and the In
vestment of tho proceeds by tho comp
troller. It provides for tho Investment
In state or other securities.
Util'OKTS OK COMMITTKKS.
Mr. Acker, chairman of Judiciary
committee number one, reported fav
orably with an amendment
tho bill regulating the foes
of county attorneys In felony
cases. Tho only change In tho old law
ls"that district or county attorneys mo
allowed fifteen dollars in examining
trials In cases of conviction. The same
committee reported back the bill re
lating to tlio hiring of county convlcta,
and asked It bo referred to judiciary
committee No. 2. The same committee
reported favorably the bill amending
tho law relatlvo to verified answers In
Mr. Hill, chairman of Judiciary com
mittee No. 2, reported unfavorably the
house bill to amend tho stock law for
tho reason that an act of tho Foven
t sntli Legislature rondors the amend
ment unnecessary. Tho same com
mittee reported favorably with An
amendment the bill to amend the elec
tion law. The bill provides for tho
counting of tlio vote on tlio first Mon
day after tho election.
Mr. Labatt, chairman of tho com
merce committee, reported favorably a
bill relating to faclois, commission
merchants and other agents. This la
the same bill that fulled In the extra
session of tho Seventeenth Legislature,
and provides for persons cflcctini;
loans on warehouse receipts.
Mr. Browning chairman of the com
mittee on fitock-raitlng, reported fa
voiably tho bill to amend tho law pro
tecting tho wool-growing Interest of
At 10:35 tho house took a recess un
At 12 in. tho sonalo came to tho
house headed by Governor BobertH
and Governor-elect Ireland. Governor?
Boborts took a seat on the right of tlu
president of the senate, and Gov-"
ernor Ireland on the lelt of
the speaker; Judgo "Walker, Dr. Ash
bel Smith and other prominent citi
zens occupying places on tho platform.
The lurg hull was literally packed
with visltois of both soxes, to whom
Sneaker Gibbon introduced Hon. O,
M. Roberts, governor of Texas fan-
plausc). Governor Roberts spoke as
Senators, Representatives and Fellow
citizens: On leaving tho olllce of gov
ernor of your state. I desire to return
my slncero and grateful thanks to tho
members of the legislature for the who
action given tlio government
during my two administrations,
also to tho executive ofllcois
and employees generally, for tho
good work performed, and to my fel
low citizens genorally, throughout tho
stato for their favorable appreciation
and confidence. A great work has
been begun, but, however, much has
already been done, much remains to
bo done to elevate Texas. Having
full confidence In tho wise counsel and
prudent action of those to whom tho
good work Is entrusted, J letlre from
the mo-it important and most honora
ble position within the gift of the pco
plo of Texas. (Immense applause.)
Judge "Walker of this city adminis
tered the oath of office to Governor
elect Ireland, and ho being hit induced
by Speaker Gibson,, addressed tho
Address will be found on bccond
On account of sickness, the oath of
olllce was administered to Lleutenant-Governor-olect
Martin at his rooms.
Mr. Rosenthal Introduced a resolu
tion to print ten thousand copies of the
inaugural addross, lliree uiousauu in
German', which was referred to tho
Adjourned till 10 o'clock to-morrow.
Comptroller Swayne and of her
olllcers were qualified, tiled their
bonds and entered upon the discharge
or their duties to-day.
Compti oiler Brown turned ovor to
his successor $100,000 in remittances
blnro January flrsl.
Some of Governor Robert's friends
are quite wratliy over Governor Ire
land's Inaugural address this morning,
and think he unnecessarily reflected
on the old man and his administration.
In some quarters tlio talk is strong,
and among others almost to bitterness.
Receipts ut the treasury to-day were
Texus Is now without a secretary of
state. Mr. Raines' nomination has
not been sent to the senate and as the
stautes provide that the secretary of
state's term ends with that of the gov
ernor appointing him, Secretary
Bowman bays ho bus no power to act
any further. Mr. Balnea1 nomination
will probably go in to-morrow.
Governor Roberts and family will
remove to-morrow to his farm two
miles from Austin.
It Is not kiown when Governor Ire
land will move into the mansion. Pre
parations aro being perfected for a
grand time at tho Inaujjural ball next
Tuesday evening and visitors are ex
pected from all over the state.
The cases ngulnst cx-Unlted States
Mondial Rut-sell were called up in the
Federal court this morning and con
tinued for a few days at tho requesl. of
The average nalary paid the male
teachers In tho Texas public bchools
during the year J832 was U5,
O. y. HoilingHWorth made a dletrl
button of the Peabody fund ns follqws:
f1nlnH..I.. PSlSlj1- ...... ....... wt.tn
vmivv.-nuii, ?io.ow; iMiri yoriu, woaj:
Gainesville, $000; Corslcaiia,$000. Ho
received a check from Dr. Carey, gen-
vi m iigciii ui i no uiiui, mr m,ww. dona
tion to the Samuel Houston Normal
School, and tho sumo has been trans
ferred to Dr. Baldwin, principal or the
wheel. In elghly-ono years, Colouol
Holllngswoith lias distributed over
MO.000 from this fund and that with
Sonic of the most prominent stock
men of this section, hold an Informal
meeting this evening o discuss tho
question of land legislation.
It Is understood that tho
meeting was harmonious and al
most a unit in sentiment, alt Is Inll
niated that tho stockmen will ruvor
Senator Matlock's blll( with ouo or two
amendments making prices lower and
Tho Texas Bar Association met In
special called session this evening to
receive tho rcpert or tho committee ap
pointed to draft amendment to the
Judiciary artlelo of tho constitution.
Only three of the committee were pres
ent, Ex-Chief Justice Moore, Mossr.-.
Basaett or Uieiihum, and Prathoror
Waco. The proposed now Judiolnrv
article was presented and provides fo'r
five judges or tho supremo Court vith
exclusive civil Jurisdiction; three
judges or tho court of appeals with
criminal Jurisdiction only, giving
power to the lcglslaluio to
create an Intermediate court to aid the
above in the dispatch of business. The
term of office Is lncieiiscd to eight
years and saiailcs toljW.iwo each. Much
dlseusion ensued, and It Is tolerably
certain the report will not bo adopted
without sundry Important amend
mollis at tho meeting to-morrow.
Prlcuuml Cn moron linlrimctt to (Jo After
Hioilul to tlio ClnnnUq.
San Antonio, Jmitmry 1C At tho
urgent request of the defendant's coun
sel, Judgo Noonun heard tho habeas
corpus petitions of .John Price and tf.
Camcion, tho detectives charged with
aiding Polk's CHcape, in tho district
clerk's olllce to-nlght and discharged
both without bond on tho understand
ing that thoy wore going to Tennessee'
They go to claim tho reward.
TU Cnso VrocatMlliiK utNmi Antimlo-Do-teeth
n l'rlcc Death ul it Villoma.
WpCOllll to till! UllKltttn.
San Antonio, Bcxarcotinly, January
i10. The district court was crowded
during tho Ben Thompson case nnd
tho evidence was substantially the
fiamo as atthe habeas corpus examina
tion. Ben Thompsons son IslII, hav
ing onught chills and fever by shar
ing his lather's captivity.
Application for lmbcim corpus In the
case of Detective Pi loo, tho alleged ac
cessory to Polk's escape, will bo made
as soon as tho lieu Thompson tilttl Is
An incendiary cntlcavoivd to burn
down Mrs. HIlPs hmixo, on avelnie C,
last night, The building was saved,
but is much damaged by flio nnd
Mnnuollleriiundcz, a Texas veteran,
who wns at the storming of Bexar,
diet! yesterday at ban uronimos,
lluruliim ut Wink A Srmiurntlorj Cluiimt
llml XmH from VIikIiiIu IlutlnunK
IjjMMllnl tO tllll OllV.Mtt.!.
Dallas, January It). Soveral lesl
tlenccs wcio burglarized lust night.
The heaviest losses wero tho families
of Dr. Hchtihl, tho Jewish rabbi, who
lost a gold watch and chain and sixty
dollars In money, and 12. Baumau two
gold watches and chains and twenty
two dollars In money.
AH work has been suspended at the
Dallas Car ami Agilcultur.il Imple
ments Works, tho doois ami wlndowa
nailed up, ami the establishment In
charge of a watchman appointed by
tho United Slates ccuit, who attached
for claims held hi St. Louis
ami other places. It is under
stood that negotiations aro
ponding to have tlio works sold out
next week. John T. Flllott, a wealthy
citizen, and for several weeks acting as
receiver, win uiidountctiiy no tuo pur
chaser, if tho negotiations are con
summated 100 men will again bo set to
work at once.
The city council Is preparing an ordi
nance to fine every person taking part
in tlio Sunday night shows, with $50
as the lowest penult v.
Parties in Dallas having children at
Bchool In Virginia to-day received pri
vate dispatches that small-rxjx was ep
idemic ut various points, and thoro hud
been sixteen fatal eamw at Kdcm. The
disease is spending rapidly and all tho
students huve left Hcnuoko College,
Mr. Damn, a wealthy citizen of
Camden, South Carolina, has disposed
or his dry goods business in Dallas,
which has been managed by "Wo I r it
Baruch. Tho fctock invoiced J10.0OJ.
Tho sale was made at 05 cents o.i
tho dollar, mid tho transfer is
apparently made to A. Mltlcitthul, but
tho general opinion Is that 12. Baumun,
doing business hero us Mlttenthal's
agent, mid who fulled for large liabili
ties about a yeir ago, is really Inter
cstcd as a purchaser,
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ARREST OF THE PRIHCL
Paris, "January 10,Piince Napole
bii was arrestecf this afternoon and
conducted to the oniclergcrle,
I. -- -
Loudon, January 10. The beach
from Harwich to Oidburg uaattrmved
with wieukago from tho !5rltb.h ship,
"Pride of tho Ocean," from Hamburg
for New York. A eoso containing dy
uamlto was found by a coast guard.
Tho fact that tlio wreckage Is in ox
cccdliigsmall piece, JU(I t0 M0 conjec
ture that tho Urn of tho vessel was
catiH'd by an explosion of dynamite.
A Kookloss Lot of Eiolora on the Rounds
Death of a Tramp While Stealing a Rtdo
Interesting Itoms by "Who from Oorsloaun,
Tyler And Othor Points.
tiltiM'lltt to the OitVtto.
Bnlrd, Januarys 10. Tlio result ol,
tho election to-day u.j2ihi.i county
for tho transfer or tho county neat from
Belle Plain to Buird, is not fully
known, yet tho Indications arc, thai wo
"ttvc- u hiUKlsomo majority. Wo are
slightly Jubilant, mid burning some
Hunotnl to tl")ttRct,tn.
Corslcana, January 10. in tho dis
trict couit to-day Charles Williamson,
for steilUng cattle, was given two years
In the penitentiary.
Owing to tho heavy ralusour counlv
roads are to bail that cotton has ceuso'd
to come to market. Although at least
n mum tor of tho crop Is still In tho fluid,
tho receipts to dato aro 1)3,000 bales,
HlK'lul to tlui Otxntotti.
Tyler, January I n. -Your corres
pondent learns that on Saturday last
City Marshal John Hand and tho
United Ktales deputy marshal arrested
some parties hero chaigcd will Hulling
whisky without license. It Is supposed
the whisky was stolen during Monday
night from I, Jacobs' whisky house.
They wore lodged In Jail, and their
wise will bo tried by this session of tho
John Durst, land agent of this city,
has imrohiiHcd the old Commercial
Hotel on the southenst coiner of the
public square, and Is having it torn
away propuiutory to llio erection or a
largo opera houe.
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ypoolul t tliuChiVintti..
Wt'iithorrord, January 10. This
morning at 10 o'clock two freight trains
collided between Weatherford and
Alcdo, this county, and twenty card
and two engines weio smashed up,
'Ihciewasno one seilously hurt. Iso
trains have passed since the wicck, and
It will be about 0 to-morrow before tho
Avrcok is cleared.
ThulNi'llle Boyd Troup commciico
their first performance.! noxt Monday
night houj) and will continue uliweok.
Mr. Bailey, tho advertising agent has
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'""" ""oj muting llj? uuilj milt UITUllg
ing the hall to-day.
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VOL. 7, NO. 27
DISK 1 SON.
An IntoroBting ami Livoljr Controversy
Between Newspapers nnd Business Mon.
A Orofdrj' llnu.. lUl.b.il-Sntel.lul Al
temi.tlijH Lmly-otliiM- Xotet.
v luvin i tiytuiHi, a pauper, uieu nils
iiornlllir of coiisiiniiitlnii hi ll r.iiniv
Hpioll to tlloUuv.utl.i.
Jacksonville. January 1(1. A tramti
attempting to steal a rido on tho south
bound freight train yesterday fell be
tween tho cars and was instantly
killed. He was ajiparentlyabouf forty
years old, poorly outl,auil nothing was
round on his person that
would make known bis name
This Is tho third tramp that has boon
killed llV i 1 1 it lvillrnn1 In tlin liiut ftno
months near this place, all trying to
steal a ride.
Tho remains or B. F. Blaine, who
died with consumption at Rusk, this
county, a few days ago, leaves here to
night for Now Orleans, where ho has
relatives. He Is said to havo belonged
to ono or tho best families or Louisi
ana. ' i '
Hpoolnl to thn Onieitlto,
Bollovuo, January 10. Considerable
excitement was caused bore to-day bv
a drunken set of men in a saloon.
They were scuttling over the stovo, up
setting tho stovo and scattering flio
over tho houso, tlio bur-tender, while
busily engaged in putting out tlio fire,
taking no notice of the men, ami
thoy, taking advantage of tho oc
casion, btolo out two kegs of wlno
skipping out at the back door mid into
the woods, where they put down their
prize. In tho meantime, ptoiiurlbg a
wash basin, thoy proceeded to drink
tho contents. In less than two hours
tho wholo crowd was drunk, They
(liov Mum ihit!i1 It. to ninitliDi- lwmu.t.
:..f ;.;::..';;.",".: . ",r" :,.
mill iiiiiii my giajvv IYIIU LIIIUU IIVUJ,
scattering the lire ami putting It out
by pouring wlno on It,
Nashville, January 15, General
Win. B. Bale was Inaugurated gov
ernor at noon to-day, with Imposing
ceremonies and the firing of cannon.
His Inaugural speech referred ap
provingly to the expressions of tho
iwpular will at tho ballot, to pay what
tho state acknowledges the Just
debts, known as tho state debt
proper, but that part of
the debt known as the contingent or
railroad Indebtedness, being In dispute
mid the liabilities for it questioned by
a large portion of the Intelligent voters
and tax payers, who claim tho equities
as a just and honorable offset. Tho
stato by a decided vote authorizes
u tho spirit of ti compromise,
a tender of terms of settlement
to the creditors of the principal and
Interest, which ho hoped and believed
would bo met In u spirit In which H
was tendered, and a full, emiul and
satisfactory jsottlcmeiit effected. After
the inauguration a live eagle was set
ut liberty from tho eapltol hall,
bearing a medal on which
was Inscribed : For president, Cleve
land of New York, nnd vice president,
Bate of Tennessee. Ballotlnur for
United Btatci senator begins to-mor-1
row. Harris, the present incumbent.
Is tho leading candidate, but If not;
oiecu'ti on me nrst uaiiot, some douni
is expressed of his election.
Kpoalttl to th Onnnttn.
Denlson, Grayson comity, January
It). Tho grocery Iiourq or 15. B. Blum
was robbed last night. Tho ihloves
secured n lot of tobacco, n suck of Hour,
two pistols and n gross of mulches.
Tho caso was given to James Pryor to
ui iv iiji, linn mi luri'.Mcu u negro uoy
by tho nntno of Fd. Collins, who ac
knowledged to being ouo or Ihogullty
parties, and said his accomplice was n
white boy who had been around tho
town for Home time, making his living
as only a street urub can.
Tho white boy had skipped the
lown at tho tlmo of tho arrest, taking
with htm tho most valuable part or
Mrs. Willis, a lady Mopping ut the.
Gate City Hotel, took a OoMior lauda
num Sunday for tho purpose- of nlf
dcstructlon, Dr. Hunnu was called
In, and succeeded In saving horllfe.
Shots the wife of a railroad man em
ployed on IhoHmiHtou and Texas Cen
tral, and domostlt) dlfilouUlea Is sup
posed to bo tho causo that led to tho
A row weeks ago It was reported on
our streets that a ceituln newspa
per of this place and sonio of the busl
meu butt formed n contract that tho
paper would advertise tho waios of
none but, but Denlson merchants, and
that they In turn would patron Ice only
the aforesaid plipor. Whether tho
above bo true or not your correspond
ent could not loam, but tho last. Issue
of tho tialunluy A'twiit Pout con
tained 'in article velleetlng on tlio re
sponsibility, etc., of tho hardware
house of Lccpor, Buldrlck & Co,, ami
tho editorial column of ttnlay's JS'cw.i
contains an article In which tho Pad
is directly accused or blackmail.
Lcepor, Baldilck it Company also pub
lUh a card In which choy characterize
the article as a slanderous falsehood,
loo bate to puss unnoticed oven it' it is
published in a patent Inside paper or
so little respectability or responsibility
and also says that tho trouble
with tho detcstlblo sheet Is that
thoy would not contribute io Its
weekly support, and us tho matter
stands it Is apparent that tho J'ost
Ii run solely hi tho Interests of its pat
rons. Ho vend of tho JWs patrons uio
ollerliig the paper free for hIx months
to any who purchase ten dollars worth
of their gouds,
I..-U III lgfcfcw ! II I.W. f
For painting and dyeing a chicken
in fanciful colors and selling the name
for it Jupanchc game-cock a New York
man languishes in Jail,
Oiiiu)milin with Urn CnuutrUi.
Those parsons who believe in the
theory of paying out hi pensions (o a
small ptopoitlou of the population the
money collected In extra tuxes might
mid a good lesson in a orict coinpuri
son of our nrmy and navy pension list
with that of tlio United Kingdom.
Our list, it must bo borne in mind, Is
duo almost entirely to tho olvll war.
Only an Insignificant pioportlou or the
SIOi),OU0,Oi)0 appropriated for tho cur
rent your Is chargeable to tho war of
JHliJ and a somewhat larger amount to
tho Mexican war, both of which
classes aro rapidly decreasing
The amount for letlremoiiL
of olllcers In tho regular and thu pen
sioning of the rank and II hi Is alwo
small, us tho army has for many years
been limited to !,(KX) men, nnd our
navy to about one-third of this num
ber, enlisted for a fixed term and
whoso niimes aio raiely found on tho
Hints been estimated thut after tho
arrears of pensions have been fully
paid tho country will formany years
be stildeetod ton tax for this Item of
WJ.OOO.OOO a year, while tho interest
on tnt) sum puiti ror arrears would in
crease tho annual charge somo
HL',000,000 more. Thh will bo tho
nlluntlon a period Just tweuty years
after the clno of the civil war. with no
Intervening wnrs, orcoptourlnslgnlfl
cuut rndlnu Outbreaks, to add u single
dollar to the list.
On the oilier hand, Great Britain
closed the Urliacan. war In I8fi0, only
nine years before the conclusion of our
war, and tho war for tho suppression
of tho Tndlun mutiny hi lw7, only
eight years prior to that tlmo. Both of
these were considerable wars and a
large part of tlio pension list Is charge
able to that account. Hluco the close
of our war J5nglund has boon engaged
In conflicts of a more or less soiious
character in Abyssinia, Ashantoe,
Afghanistan, Ziilulund and the Trans
vaal, in all of which Iho J owes were
considerable, while the losses from Hits
continual tumbles In Iielaud would
outweigh those from our Indian
Avars. During tho past twenty
years (ho Urltluh standing army bus
been composed on thu average of
about a hundred and twenty thousand
men and the navy of about fifty-thousand
men. With all Ibese wars to
contribute to the pension list, and
with this comparatively large army
and navy, tho entire charge for pen
sions during tlio Inst fiscal year was
$lfl,!M.4,8M,or about one-fourth the sum
with which the patient American
tax-payer has been burdened.
In rjpHu of peace our peiulou list
continues to grow. It Is burdened
with tlio name of thousands of men
to whom oven tho most grateful and
emotional people are under no obliga
tions hi the matter of permanent pen
sions, as they are able-bodied men, iiu
Ichi, indeed, pensions aro to bo paid all
who enlisted. There are many more
men on the lbd whoso cltilius are ad
mittedly fraudulent, whlla on every
bund the existence of frauds of thu
most barefaced character Is well
known, It has been demonstrated
that there is nowhere any objection to
even lavish expenditures fur tbl pur
pose, but the example of other nation'!
whose liberality Is tempered by can- ,
tlon, should bo studied and imitated,
ho far as possible, under the djfiervut
conditions In which wo find ourselvty.
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