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FORT WORTH, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JATSTUARY
VOL. 7, 3STO. 20
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umber of Bills lioportod Favorably
by atanttiiig (Jommitteos.
rgo w. Xing Appointed AOjulant-
rr wl b
Ueneral by uovernor Ireland.
olution Ooinmcnding tho Publio
Oaroor of the Eotiring Governor.
; Koinitiatlons for Stato OfBcors Oou-
firmod by tho Senate.
lerous mm ana liosouuions Intro
duced in the House.
Notoson tho Legislative Work and
itil to tho Cfav.utte.
stin, .funuary IS. Mr. Terrell
judiciary committee- number one
ted favorably a bill diminishing
jurisdiction of tho county court of
gorda county ; also n bill cxtond-
ho tlnio one year from April 1st,
for redeeming land sold lor taxes:
i bill to restore the civil and criiu-
jurlsdiotion ol the county
of Parker county here
belonging to fame. Un-
ably a bill providing that no
trial shall be had In any civil milt
s tho iury fco is deposited : also a. '
hanging the liino and niannor
struct lug juries as to tho law;
hill extending tho tune within
l liuuis unit, nave nton bom tor
and bought In by the state may
ator Davis mesented a lengthy
ritv report, tuvoring the passage
lid bill ncrmittimr husband and
iftfto testily against each other in
igent excuses, leportcd lavora-, af ,mmM.iv as now nrovided.
Kbill making an appropriation to
sv tho contingent expenses ot the
(teenth Legislature, and unfavora-
20111 maiciug an appropriation to
the members, oillcers and oin-
i of tho Eighteenth Legislature.
Siiect of tho bill having been ue-
Ilishcd by a house bill.
titration irom tno commuteo on
: health, reported favorably a bill
Siting the practice of dentistry.
tl'errv irom tne committee on
land bridges, reported unfavorably
requiring an opening every live
in extentieu lines ot icuce.
Kvaus from tho commltteo on
printing, lenorted favorably a
Btliori.ing the minting board to
bet for printing i,00i copies of tho
nl laws of the Sixteenth Legislu-
also, a bill authorizing the
Ing of 5,000 copies of Governor
Matlock from tho committee on
lands reported favorably the
ibill withdrawing publio lands
Buchanan fiom judiciary eoni-
eo number one, reported back a
Iving eiders lor sale, force os tig
fhpon real estate, and the force
Setloet of writs of lestltullon with n
Shes-age wa? received fiom Gov-
Trelaud appointing tieO. W.
e senate m executive session
( consider the same to-morrow.
appoinnicnts sent in yesterday
mi,Ts nr.i i:itui:i.
.Mr. Stratton-That upon the dh-
tion of marriage by death It shall
lie lawful for tho survivor to renew
iibligatiou or contract, or lor tho
oiaws oi iinuiauou ai uiu uaiu i state.
ie dissolution of such marriage.
LMr. Johnsoiv of Shelby rrovkt
liat counties where records have
I destroyed by fire or otherwise,
cleric or deputy shall permit any
illed for record to ho withdrawn
In twelve months utter the same
kl ho shall be fined not less $100
bore than SflOO.
IMr. Terrell A bill amending the
Id civil statutes providing that
L't or county attorneys shall bo
L'd to ten per cent, commission on
louey collected by him tor the i
Terrell i bv rcuuesU presented a I
an that all tho laws rulatlng to
Iter-niarriago of the races be re-
or mom tied.
Mr. Kleberg Amending article
po constitution as lecommended
! J Jar Association of Texas.
ge or Waller . county a leave ot vcyeti umier uie uit-i-iminuH .
ftvimt, 1ms exhibited those quad-1
lot heart and mind that 1
laud tho admiration of I
md and has endeared him to the ,
i of Texas, and !
preas, Wo deslro to make a pub-'
pressiou of these our vlewn in an ,
Tiate nianiKM. therefore bo it i
"lved, By the senate of Mio '
eenth Legislature of tho state of
that O. M. Roberts, retiring
Iior of tho stato ol
-i " . . lllllll.ll IlilU .W . j., - ---
house bill to defray the contln-
Npeijsisj jia..ied. i
m mi muting husiianii aim .
teitlL niralnst each other In dl-1
Milts whs tiiUeii mi. mid nftcr eon- l
p'te uihcu'-sion. ino maiornv
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Bi Mie commltteo
le bill was lost.
i resolution that the slate tax,
Mve of the lax to pay the public
tvttli uiii.1i foroO" To."
Ktcrlnllv ,.1,.L' tl... kimi'il nf tho
f wheii ho was caueht and Doyl6
debt shall never, exece'd fifty cents,
with an amendment by Mr Davis
to strike out SO and Insert 40, was or
tlcred printed and made the special or
der for Saturday.
Diminishing the jurisdiction of
county courts or Camp and Morris
counties; also the bill making it an
ofibnso to disturb prlvato families or
nubile meetings by yelling, etc.; also a
bill providing for tho payment of fees
by county Judges, justices of tho peace,
flherlU's and constables.
Adjourned to 10 o'clock to-morrow.
The house met at 10 o'clock. Tho
speaker appointed 11. L. Kingsbury,
D. V. Fly and Nat. Q. Henderson as
additional committee clerks.
I'irriTIONS AND mi:moiuau.
By Mr. Hushing Petition of citi
zens of Kaufman county asking pay
by the state of justices ot tho peace for
examining in lclony cases,
By Mr. Jackson To appropriate one
hundred thousand dollars for a branch
insane asylum at Paris or some other
point In north Texas.
By Mr. Townsend To compensate
sliei ill's and other peace oflleers for re-
t moving prisoners m misdemeanor
By Mr. Fisher To allow and pro
vide for pay of magistrates, sherlfis
and other oillcers for services in ox
ainlng trials in tolonv caves.
By Mr. Parsons To make tho per
diem of jurors injustice courts 'ono dol
lar instead of fifty cents.
By Mr. Ktheridge Requiring
county convicts to be worked on pub
lio roads, bridges and other public
By Mr. Pendleton To dellno tho
manner of ascertaining county boun
daries. By Mr. McBridc Increasing tho
penally against road overseers for
l.illure to perform legally required du
ties. Bv Mr. Kendall Hotwiring quar-
I terly reports from districts and county
Cooper from the committee on Ulurks md hihtlees of tho neaco instead
Bv Mr. Bogers To create tho
county of Upton. This is this same
bill and embraces the samo territory
as the one which failed at the regular
session of the Seventeenth Legisla
ture. .By Mr. Foster of Grayson Repeal
ing Mie law making tho uo of lech
nichal terms to Imply covcnairts which
are not expressed, and to provide for
the sale oi alternate sections of school
lands horetoforosurveyod by railroads
l or other internal improvement compa
nies, and for tlie investment oi tne
By Mr. Davis of Camp To punish
tax collectors for Issuing receipts with
out tho signature of tho comptroller.
By Mr. Cochran Designating tho
city of Dallas as ono of the places for
the sitting of tho supremo court.
Bv Mr. Brown To amend tho pub
lic laws making tho scholastic ages
eight and eighteen years.
By Mr. Matthews Making tho pay
of grand jurors two dollars per day.
JJyMr. Hurst Authorizing counties
to purchase land for the purpose of es
tablishing poor farms and to collect
taxes for that purpose.
By Mr. Swan Requiring tux collec
tors' to properly record all their official
acts in levying upon, advertising and
the sale of monertv for taxes.
By Mr. Thompson ot Bexar
rccrulnte the fees of county oillcers.
By Mr. Wurzbach To punish sur
veyors for certifying falsely as to any
work done by them; also a bill making
it a penal ofien-e for anyone connected
with the general land olllce to be ln
tere.it ed in or connected with, by re
ceiving emoluments lor any bmlncis
transacted by that ofllce; also by
(niiTiioratiiiir who A'ro the executive.
lent of money which was barred f judicial and legislative oillcers of the
By Mr. McAlpine Creating a board
to lease a building for an additional in
sane asylum and appropriating one
hundred and fifty thousand dollars for
By Mr. Tilson To regulate the par
tition of fences.
By Mr. Finch To prevent a greater
interest Mum twelve per cent, by con
tract. , , ,
By Mr. Peorn To amend the law
prohibiting tho carrying of deadly
weapons and more properly defining
whonio exempt from the provisions
oft lie law.
By Mr. Rosenthal Allowing appeal
from lustlce's courts upon allldavlt in
i lieu of appeal bonds.
I llvMr. Davis of Camp--Punishing
persons doing business without occu
pation tax licenses from county clerks.
By Mr. Finch To protect the en-
Rc-1 closed premises or another.
i By Mr. Motirsund For the relief of
dr. Cliesley Granting the coun-1 persons having had their lands sur
e. Referred, I now or uereio'ore existing,
following usolutiou was pre- Hy Mr. Rushing Regulating tho
: l fees of justices of tho peace in examhi-
retirlng governor has made tho ' ing trials in felony cases,
of Texas a faithful, honest and I By Mr. Labatt-Occupatlon tax
wernor, and in his aetsjis a pub-1 bill which pioviues lor
glltllUil lilAUllUII BV HIM l.HH " v...v-
dollaismid sixty-llv cents poruiuuim
for tho lowest tax and its multiples for
larger sums. Tills makes one cent a
day orltsmultlplo, as tho tax increases.
All occupation taxes aro payable on
tho first day of July of each year.
Any pewou doing business during the
year will only pay for a fiactlon.
li,. Mi. Mtlvliimv Providing for
of tho stato ol 'loxas, , Ml,-illltim, ,,r superintendent of
made a wise, ialUiful ,1mmi iaM-.ir.tlnn nml to define his
ucftt public servant, and his re- 'i.i, ...i ..ni.mi.imntlnn. It provides
m carries with mill our sincere t,in( MU,h omeL.' be elected by the qual-
'uuoiioi nisexaiicu aonuy mm , i(le(l eiet.(0nJ0f the stato at a general
."."""Mil and olllcer, and our t.jtft.ti0 ami Mint his salary be twenty
Ulies tor his future proiperlty, . ,i.. i,,,,;,!,,! .iniinrd n venr.
and continued usefulness, iu. Mr. Flliott To provide for the
installation ofthe governor on the first
day after the organization of the legis
lature. iu:i'OiiT.i or c'OMMmT.us.
fv. Acker for iudlclarv number one,
fa vorobly. granting n leave ofnbsuncej
toJUUgow. ii. jiurKiiun; ivumuv
tho senate bill dlspenslngvith county
attorneys in counties where there aro
reMdem 'criminal district attorneys;
fvido the' fund In lib hnmlsrewltiug
fronusaios' oi irusi property, among
the ' hoitIerhail4,afjNtrU!,l4,,otcj-' '!''
favorably on Mm bill giving grand Ju
rors two dollars u day ; favorably on
Ihe bill fixing tho direct responsibility
on engineers for failing to ring tho lo
comotive bell? at places required by
law ; unfavorably on the bill provid
ing a test for grand Juror.
in felony caes; adversely
on tho bill qualifying electors
under Mie stock law and recommend
ing reference to committee number
two of n bill regulating tho sale of
liquor In local option districts; favora
bly the bill restoring Jurisdlellon to
the county court of Parker county,
with an amendment adding Red
Mr. II1U, for Judiciary committee
number twof unfavorably on Mio bill
amending article ,'il of the penal code
increasing tho penalty of tho
present law; unfavorably on
tho bill requiring a deposit of two
dollars where writs aro sent out of a
county; favorably on n committee sub
stitute for the bill amending the luV
of embezzlement, making sellers of
embez.led property guilty of embezzle
Mr, Nosh, for tho committee on stalc
allalrs, favorably bill granting leavoof
absence to lion. J. T, Craig, county
judge of Clay county; favorably on tho
bill for the disposal of breaehy t?)
est ray animals.
Mr. Parsons, for tho commltteo on
public health Favorably on the res
olution asking tho Texas congressmen
to vote against the tax on quinine;
also on the resolution asking our con
gressmen to have a quarantine station
at til. bou is island.
Mr. Caven, for theconunltteon ag
riculture, presented a majority lopoil
In favor ot the bill to prevent interfer
ence with labor contracts, with an
amendment assessing the damages
against the landloid for the violation
By Mr. Wurzhaeh That all bills i e
ported favorably and not recommended
printed by the committee bo nut
printed. Laid over under the rules.
Mr. Labatt's bill concerning factors,
commission merchants' and other
agents was lead the second tlmo and
Mr. Swan's bill for amending tho
law for the protection of vool growing
interests of the slate, after being
variously amended by the exemption
of certain counties from its piovislons,
was ordered engrossed.
The bill relating to verified answers
in civil cases was ordered engrossed.
Tho bill regulating the fees of county
attorney, and allowing fifteen dollars
for services In examining trials, after
discussion, was oidered engrossed.
Mr. Cochran's bill, introduced in the
house to-day, piovidos for tho rcigoval
of the supreme court from Tyler to
Dallas. A prominent attorney from
east Texas to-day said Ids section
would fight hard to retain the court at
Tyler, but in the event the legislature
decides to remove, most of tho law
yers of tho east would prefer Fort
Worth to Dallas. The reasons given
for this aro :
First, With tho court at Fort Worth
a better distribution of territory and
business could be had, and with
the other two places, Austin and Gal
veston, a complete trianglo of the ills
tiicts could bo formed.
Second, Most of the lawyers and
otlieis beside regaul it as objectionable
to have the supremo court in tho same
city with the Federal court. A hard
tight all mound is predicted.
The comptroller finished moving into
the new eapitol.
Mr. Kendall of San Antonio has
been appointed prlvato secretary to
Governor Ireland, and entered upon
the discharge of his duties to-day.
Tho south-bound train was on time
to-day for tho first lime in a week.
Colonel R. V. Loughery, the vet
eran Texas editor, has been made
clerk of the house finance committee.
The bill to create a board of railroad
commissioners, introduced in the
house by Mr. Moursund, is somewhat
similar in its main features
to a bill intioduccd In
tho Seventeenth Legislature.
11 provides for a board of three com
missioners, ono to be a civil engineer,
another a man well innled in railroad
allhlrs. and tho thlid to bo recom
mended by tho dlfierent chambers, of
commerce of the state. The sala
ries of these commissloiieis are
to be $3,000 each per year. The bill
has gone to tho committee on internal
impioveineuts, wheie many other blilb
oi a like nature will piobably find
their way within the next few dajs.
It Is generally believed that the com
mittee will, finally, report a htibstltute
T)1U for all those proposed by tho mcni
beis, as was done In the Seventeenth
Legislature. It la now admitted on all
sides that railroad legislation of some
kind will be perfected during Mio pies
cut session. It is stated also that a
bill for the repeal of the three cenU a
milo law will bo introduced
in Mio senate, hut when
and by whom has not yet developed.
A prominent member from east Texas
remarked a day or two ago to a Ga
zrrrri: leporler, that should a member
from his section introduce such bill, lie
would bo burned in elllgy without de
lay. The sentiment now Is very deci
ded against such lepeal, but it remains
to be -een what a strong lobby can ac
complish. The members drow their certificates
for mileage and tlrnt installment of
per diem yenterday and to-day. Tho
livening up of business in AuHtln will
be Hoiislhly felt.
The bill by Mr. BeimvldeH providing
for punishment for violation of con
tracts by domestics, makes It a mlsde
meanor for n pet-Bon hiring to another i
and receiving any iart of wages in ad-1
vance to violate contract by refusing to i
work. Tho bill appears to be fair in (
its Intentions andstnmls a good chance ,
to become a law.
The report in last Sunday's Ga
kistti: was complimented by many
members as being the bint telegraphic
report sent from tho city.
Theru l no question butthat wiiiio
kind of bill to chango the present
election law's will pass both houses
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in iiiouepmies seven u iiuiqiy-,our
votcnl foif uixeiieyfortho'fniptioriLU)
Mr. John Walton of MoKlnney has
been made chief clerk In tho seorotnry
of state's olllce. Mr Walton has been
n clerk In Mm land otiloe for some
time, and is a capable and clover gen
tleman. Mr. J.w. Balnes, the now
secretary of state, took charge of the
ofilco to-day. Judge Kills, who hits
been a clerk fot so long a time, de
clined a reappointment.
The memorial services in honor of
the lido George R. Reeves will take
place on tho iioih of January.
Mr. Cochran's amendment to article
xvi, section GO or the constitution, pro
vides to do away with Mio written con
tract, signed by married women, and
will leave the constitution, lfauiouded,
so that proof hf material furnished or
labor done will boa good and sulllclcut
lien on homestead.
Following Is the full text f tho bill
of Mr, Scott of Kerr county, to control
the grazing of stock. Tho bill has
been considered In tho committee, and
it Is repotted only one member thereof
objects to It:
A lilil to bo cut Mod nu net to control ami rot
utulo Uiu unvyliu; of nil Ktooli, ami to rvin'ul
nUliiimlii L'oiilUct Uicicwllli.
Si-oiium l. Holt fiiiai'tt'il by tliplogltliUuro
Tliut id l stock whoa held coittlnumcOv
iiiulor Iwrd for jfrnrlnir )mriOMs, h, (,"
lielu or lionH'tl on luml or lumU owned or
ictltrd by Hip imrty or imittei, oi nlnitur eon
trblllnif :ili! Mook,
1'iovlitril Unit nil stoule, whim lfln,Mlilvail
tluouuli tlto stido for snlo or much lmrposos,
shall hiiw iree ili;ht or wnj, and vuwr
and Ri-iuliiK privilege, when not held
liniRtr than tiuMity-four hours In uuv
ono locality, tuuf Unit uny parly
or purl los unir.lntf or MHterlhir Hloel; In
loiHilon of uny or tho iruUlonn of
tills net shall first he notlllrd bv
tho iwty or parties ovriitng or eon
trolllnir Mild Mock to reunite hnitin. nml
whenever Mild pnity orimitles go Uolnltng
iifd)iov!hluiiir this net tdnill rofinw or tie
ttleet lit imeotoHMiioio nmd stock on receiv
ing Midi notice, ho or tltny owning or con
trolllUKMild MoclcMmtl Do doomed guilty or
n inlidomciinor, mid upon conviction ihoioof
chnil ho lined In uny mint not lo-m Minn t vwmtj
llvo nor more than ti o bundled iloditrs nml
nil ctxisor mill.
A TIIKOAT CUT,
AnVVinerlcnn Jlurdeicd NrurXoir Ijirrdo
fo Cltm li lint CtlnilunlH.
fcilfiiul to tho Olivetti-.
Laredo, January 18, -Last evening
as tho passenger train from Monterey
came In, sonic of Mia passengers noticed
a pool of blood near the road, twelve
miles out from New Laredo,
and calling the attention of
the conductor to the same
ho halted, and on examination
found a hat laying near. This led to
further search ami about twenty steps
fiom tho road was found an American
man with bis throat cut from car to
ear. No paper was on the body or
any thins by which lie could bo Idtinll
lied. Ho had roil hah and whiskers
and was of medllini sl.e. ISochiolo
the perpetrators of the crime. This is
Mie fourth American who has been
brutally murdered In New Laredo and
viclniti In a fv weeks.
Tho weather Is Hue ami ihe town
Very quiet since the lle-tas. Babcook
reopens the Ollvo Binuoh Variety
Theatieon tho22d ultimo.
FUTUKH (WW ACTS.
An Interesting Trial in Progro33 to Re
cover Cotton Margins.
A -Mhilxtnr on tint .July Who Cumin! lhi
dorto ii (liinihlluj; huheiuo.
Dallas, January 18. Tho case of
Dennis, Porkjns it Co of New York vh.
W. C. Howard of Dallas, Involving
the validity of cotton future dealings,
lias been on trial all the week
in tho Fedoril court before
District Judge McCormlck ami Circuit
Judge Bardec. The oaso was given to
tho jury yesterday, but up to to-night
no verdict hail been reached. There
appears to bo a general interest mani
fested lu tho ou-'o among the cotton
men thioughotit the state. The plalu
ttd claims to have ppt up nine hun
dred margin for the defendant. The
market fell and they lost. Defendant
refused topay the nhiehiiiidied dollars,
claiming a gambling transaction.
Tho plaliiMIIs sue to iccovor.
Judge l'uideo In his charge to tho Jury
said that a valid contract for future de
livery may bo made evc.i It the seller
has no cotton, bill that It Is the un
derstanding wilii both parties that no
cotton Is to-be handled, but only the
dlilbreiieolu piico Is to bo paid. The
contract is voiti, it Doing a gamming
transaction. Jnthccihc before them
the jury wore told that If
they discovered irom the
evidence and their knowledge of such
transactions that (hoy wore a scheme
to gumble upon a change of price, no
recovery could be had. If a broker
knows of the illegal designs of Ids
principals lie can iccover inithur com
missions nor looses. On tho other
hand, If the broker Is in good faith
ami without thu knowledge of Illegal
Intentions on the part of his principal
makes a purchase, then tiio broker
may iccovor oi his principal any
money paid out by him In his behalf.
In the evidence taken by
the defense it was shown
In LSbO, when this transaction
occurred Mio entire cotton crop was
0,00(1,000 bales, but that ilio sales of fu
tures in New York amounted to 3i,
000,000 bales. Tho case is an impor
tant one, as Judge Pardee's circuit In
cludes the stales of Texas, Louisiana,
Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama.
Tho jury cainoln oncoto-day but hud
not agreed. 1 1 appears that they stand
eleven for the plainlin'and ono foe de
fendant. The ono Juror Is a minister
and cannot reconcile his conscience to
give a verdict which would
in any manner uphold gambling,
Tho panel at tlrd contained Mirce mill-
isters. but two Were rejected. Tho
fact that this Juror Is a minister was
not known till after the case went to
the Jury, or he too would have been
"l red.'' -
Tho poH.se that fetarted lu pursuit of
Frank Bulllnglou last Sunday, for the
murder of John Htioutyer, have not
yet captured him, but are still on the
trail. A member was lu the city to
day and says .the ; posse Is three
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hundred strong, but Mio thickets
where Bullington Is concealed are so
dense ho could hide there from n
thouuuid men. The posse declare
Stroupor was killed In cold blood, and
that they -will (rail him until they
capture him. Ho has u large quantity
of cotton and they claim he Is hiding
out until his friends sell It and get the
money to htm.
Francis Fox was brought to tho city
lust nlirhl from Callahan cotmtv bv
Deputy United States Marshal (Tram,
oy imerccpieii loners. Tools were
fouuil In the cells, among them a
chisel for cutting tho bars, which had
been worked on. Friends of the pris
oners were to overpower Mio tailor and
guard?, and, ir necessary, kill them to
A I.tut lluy .loneler Ollmpd itp Uuinhiry
tSprchil to thoCtuKuttM.
A three year old child was found
wandering around Mio streets yester
day. Ho could not toll wheio he be
li,.i,4d or who ho was. He was finally
taken care of by a Mrs. Masters of this
It was rumored on Mio streets yes
lordaythatMr H. T. Walker, one or
our leading Jewelers hud, failed. Mr.
Walker was Interviewed ami was
very indignant Mint, such n report was
In circulation, ami stated that he had
not failed or nuido an assignment, and
more, that ho did not Intend to; that
there was no reason for his doing so,
and tho loport was false In every par
ticular. Never-thc-less, In spite
of tho above assertion .Mr.
Walker was loed out Mils morning
by a New York ilrm. This Is the
fourth fatluro in three weeks that has
occurred lu this place.
Burglars forced an entrance through
the tear end of Yeldcl's saloon
hihi night and rolled the safe from the
building to tho alloy In the
lear of tho place, ami knocked
tho combination lock oil' with a sledge
hummer, ami then by menus of a
small bar knocked the bolts buck and
rilled it of about lJ.L'00. They left no
clue. The night watchmen wore sur
prised when they heard of tho bur
glary. The city Is Infested at present
with about t wenty suspicious looking
individuals set down by some as
crooks from Chicago and til. Louis
and by others as (tloho-J)vmoorat at
taches on a plcasuretrlp.
The remains of Joseph Dcvaua who
was killed at Houston, were Inought
here yesterday for Interment.
AN EX-MINISTER'S DEATH.
Norrlstown, January IB. -It. II.
Newbold, aged 70 years, of Mio linn of
It. H. Now bold it Son, owner of ex
tensive; machine works, died this
morning. The deceased was at one
Mine United States minister to Mexico,
and Jieltl other positions under tho
go vein moil t.
Now York, January 18. Tho di
rectors of the Illinois Central Railway
declared a Hcml-uiinual dividend of
four per cent made un by three and a
half per cent on Mio Central stock, anil
one-half per cent from tho earnings of
southern lines. Tho books will close
February 10, and tho dividend bo pay
able March 1.
Berlin, January 18. In tho rclch
slag to-day the president announced
heliid lccelvcd from (ho Uerinans re
siding in .St. Louis ami Louisville ill),
000 marks antl 10,000 marks for distri
bution to tliobiifroroiH from tho Hoods,
Dr. Kapj) proposes to express fo the
donors the thanks of tho house, which
waHiigrccd to with loud applause.
SHOT HIS WIFE.
St. Louis, January 18,
o'clock this evening Klihu
muter In the employ of
Western Printing Company, met ills
wife on Tenth street between Pino
and Chestnut, and dragged her into
an alley close by, and shot her In the
neck wdli a revolver. lie then nut a
ball Into his head. Tlio woman Is
only slightly hint but Palmer, who i
wasiiiknn Into it dlHiieimai'V nml kihiI '
thence to tho city hospital, Is said to bo
mortally wounded, .The bull struck
the brain behind the right ear. Palmer
says ho shot his wife because she left
homo when ho entered tho house,
while the woman ustys he had no cause
for thu act. &m
1 Part of Our Jfuvy.
The Mlnntonomah is (lie victim of
numerous misfortunes. It took sev
eral weeks to nnke Its first trial trip,
owing to high winds and other atmos
pherfe disturbances. It was about to
niakea secouil tilal trliinnd It Is now
fro.en up in tho ice. H will not be
dangerous to tho other scbooueis while
Mio cold weather continues, and pur
hups if next season should be seasona
bly long It may find Mine to make the
contemplated trial trip before leo comes
greatest want of Georgia lurit
now seems to bo vaccine matter. Tjie
governor sits up nights reading the ap
plications Instead of employing a regu
lar vaccine agent at. ;iru a year, as was
. ... ... --.
Herr Krupp, tho great giin-m.iker
of I'Nsen, whoso business it Is to keep
thepcaoeof Europe, runs twenty-one
rolling mills antl -W steam engines,
besides elghty-nlno victim hammers
and 1 ,550 furnaces.
A now postolllce lias been established
nt Berkoley, Norfolk county, Virginia,
with John R, Hathaway as postmas
ter. Also, at Stokeslantl, Pittsylvania
county. Virginia, with John (;, (late-
l wood as postmaster.
..iTIlklntiillrtlt rf ff ll( llill ri.i.f,1ifl(ilr t llri
ijyeakncsH of tint navy. Mr. Thonnt
(joiicludwl the United HlutnH HMi
- inlyl forty-eight -.nm worthy,' iVirjUj
lii'iiiil.-niuLU nf Mill nili'U tr 'I'lli.miui
ft' i i i ii i I W i . .."...i
e mgeu .ui vioiming mo wwimo bu, "Tim govornineVt ilmilly 'mi.
A plot to release the prisoners In. the K ffi0dKLf,t.l,0OT, ?f
couuiv .mil was uiscovereii nst n iiu,
The Remains of Dolong ami Oommdoi to ,
Ho Bent Homo.
UriUlon i.r An Important Mind Ouc.tlm,
- ri-omlnrnt CltUciu Pined,
Washington, l. o January l8.
fceeroiary (Jlmudler received tho follow
The Hcorotury telegraphed in reply
to hiivo tho remains transported bv
way ol Irkutsk.
The secretary or the Interior has de
cided a question of much importance
tosel tiers on lauds within the limits
of rat road grants. Where settlements
have beeh mudo after a withdrawal of
anils and before tho date of dellnlte
location of tho toad, Mie secretary holds
Htieh withdrawals lu operation against
setMcrstind tlmtsetMoranreprotcistod bv
ho statute up to the tlmo Uiu rami ft
lixeil. It iinitears fhn m-,. 1 1,1.1. ......
...tn,.i. i.. .. .. " i--"ij
, , .unlit, um 11
lavo lroiiornlli l..wi.
niatlo in years imst for tho benclltof
i ne iniiii gnmi. rati
Iwavs. before a doll.
Ulto location of
tho rontlM nml llml ..
settlement of rights had been excluded
trom the withdrawn lands. A large
amount oiiauti has. been withdrawn
for the oil hern Paolllc, Southern Pa
cine, Atlantic antl Pacific, Texas and
Pac lie, and Now Orleans ami Pacific
roatls. .Secretary Teller's decision
open such lands to a scttlemef.t nml
icutry imtlor the homestead and pre.
emptlon laws of the Culled States.
In the coiutof commissioners on the
Alabama claims It was announced tho
oouitwould follow tho precedent es
tablished hy tho rormer couit ami
allow tho pintles In Interest to with
draw the original papers from tho tllct
for Mio purpose of having them
printed, on leaving a receipt with the
Mr. Hotchklss oil behalf of a large
nuuibor of Insurance companies ar
gued tho question of the appointment
pr experts to examine tho books of the
Insurance companies and to ccrtlfs to
tho copies In relation to Mie dividends
ol tho war and marine premiums ami
other Inter state questions f lusur
aiice. The arguments woo hcaid and
Mr. Ilotchklss ordered to prepum a
iu)e ttimibinit to the court on Tucadav
to which tliiioitatllotirned,
T tho McCounel case recently de
cided by tho Hooivttiry of tho Interior,
nvolvlng the title of a largo tract or
land In Chicago, on the ultlo of tho
river opposlto Kort Dearborn, the
decision takes tho ground Mud tho ease
in not only ?r miullciU. but that
McConiipU'H claim Is without legal
basis. This disposes of the ulalm and
Mie plea hat although Micro may liavo
been a laluro on their part to observe
t he teehnlcalll e.i, still (hoy were enti
tled to equitable adjudication.
Koine tlmo ago tho uttoruoy.gomiral
transmitted to tho secretary of tho lu
tiiiinrn lctlcrfromthodlsrlcl attorney
of Wyoming conilrmiiig Mio report's
hat Imgo arena of public lands had
been put under wire fence In that
eriltpry. Tim district attorney be
lieved tho piii-Mo could not bo molested
under tho existing hnv, A man named
hwaun had leased alternate sections
antl then fenced in an enormous area
ol school lands. Teller has written
a vigorous letter to the attorney gen
oral oiiswcrliig tho oiuuumlcaflon.lH
which hesays It, Is begging tboquest on
to say that local seiitliiiont will
prtivcul Mio court ami Juries from per-
lonnlug their tlutlcsatthti Instance of
proporliutliorltles, Ho lias also laid
a bill before congress to aid in sup
pressing Mioont rages, but meanwhile
recommends energetic measures to bo
taken by tho department of tndloo;
that the district attorney bo directed
to proceed against Swnnu and that
stilts be instigated to recover money
for hay cut from the laud llllegally
. KT"tnry Folgortoruri-od Ihcimso of
Collector J lalucs, of Brownsville,
'1 exits, to special agent Barney with
iiHtrucllmis to mako a full Investiga
tion of Mio charges, the Hunt serious
ol which Is collusion with smugglers.
A largo number of prominent resi
dents at Washington won) fined two
dollars twdi In the police court for neg
lect to have the snow removed from
the sidewalk In accordance with (lie
law. Among them wcieGcn. Hazen,
c liliil engineer or tho signal ofilco, and
t. B. Iliumi, commissioner of Internal
revenue, The utlornoy general failed
to appear when his name was called,
and as he hail neglected to furnish col
lateral, Mio prosecuting attorney said
he should have to ask that a warrant
bo lulled for him.
Rev, Dr. licks, spiritual adviser vC
Charles fliilteau, has executed n legal
Instrument transferring to Burgeon
General Cluneal! his right and title to
uuitonu's paper, Jt recites n
clause of the will by which
(iultcau bequeathed his body jo j)r,
Hicks, and It bears evidence 6f Mie ac
tion of acknowledgement. Justice of
tho Peace Crane Is nimble at present to
glvo any InfoiinaMon of tho disposi
tion of the iiHsassln's remains.
Ucnovti, January 18. A great laud
slip occurred In the valley of Favorges,
Tho village of Marias was completely
destroyed by the enormous mass of
earth, rocks ami tret dislodged by tho
recent snow storms. Tho movement
on Marias was gradual and the Inhab
itants wore able io filed a hasty es
caiio. Tho movement of the mountains
Traleo, January Is. Lucid work
men refuse to i-urt a ftcallbld for the
execution of Pofi' mid Marrelt, sen
tenced l) bo hanged for the murder of
Thomas Brown. Miirwood. tho exe
cutioner, arrived accompanied by oa
penters from Dublin, who will con
struct (ho scnllbld, Upon arrival or
Miirwood at Limerick eh route to
Traleo tho iwllwi had Kit-at dlllluully hi,
protecting him from MieeiTnvdat the
ing irom ..Minister llunK M. i,,i..ru.
,,..- ,..-, v mh uiivw'i. -l.otifo, ru certainly, i
the CherokA !uiv coUMtajfUOO Tlmrmm
lUAtm iriiiii iiiu isuimMtkB9t an whip irvtit i lm immihmm -i i
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