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3TORT WORTH, TEXAS. FKIDAY. ALAllOH 23, 1833.
YOL. 7, 3STO. 81
. M .-. - - ) iiiiwh.
irtlro Day in Both Houses, and
Ulany Matters of 'Importance
,I,andBllH8 Finally Ordered En-
grosBcd ana rnmcu oy
n nmcndment was adopted
'with dogs" aud the bill was
Sleniflcant Talk on tho Peni
tentiary Lease Question Leg
MarlhTho special or-
resolution ruvwiviiiK luu iuuiivu-
t loivo, ahould tho houso refuse to
'ur in tho senate amendments
' ratify tho lease, was laid bc-
r Jones said ho feared the
ilutlon would possibly navo an
..nnv nil iiiu luiiuii ui uiu nuuau,
ich had inado tho lease the special
,,r for next Tuesday nnd
noved it do posiponeu unui
r, uoocn iuvorou postponing in
0 would DO ninpiouiiiu mr passing
m.. nn lifitiuft lut rl rwfj3fl mi tint
HILT i .w. ...... w.. ... ...
o. Ho opposed ino resolution in
present sliapo as u apparently uic
,1 to the hoivso whatactlon It should
r. Terrell took strong ground
inst the postponement, nisisi-
tliat, 11 mo resolution
passed to engrossment
nililnH nosslbl.volloct or inlluenco
nrtionof tho houso. It was sinip-
o nlaue tho sentito on record, but to
love tho objections made to it ho
willing to so amend to mouuy us
ir. Houston tavored postponing.
Kftiil there were many reasons wny
liould go over, it had been wnt-
tivonooituc minority, iur. in-
i - i .. i .i. ...... i i... it... .itti
,aiUI WHS llliruuuueu iy mm ui
Islmtiucst, rcfencd to his own
nnltteo. acted on by him wlllioui
ldcintlon by tho committee and
rtt-d back tho fame morning m-
juced, when it should have been
rrt'd to tne penitentiary 0011111111
the rnly TOie- properly author-
1 to ad on penitentiary-mutters.
eharaotorl.oddt as a lobbying res
ion, theohloetof which wastoin-
nco tho action of tho house. Pond-
fnrthor debate tlio mcvious ques-
wa moved ani tnc henaio
itponed the resolution till
iihiesday by yeas l r , nays . ' ,
tie bill Using mo term oi conns in
several counties passed.
hu bill authorizing the secretary of
u to sell copies of the general and
clal laws passed.
he bill for the relief of liquor deal-
who have lioeu prevented uom
iwing their occupation by reason of
1 ontiou, was engrossed.
ho bill directing tho state olllcers
to compute the annual
liable fund arising from
,ds purchased for the school fund
Im hill to nrovldo for natcnting
iIk granted to Henry Castro of
illnn ennntvwas nabbed.
he bill fixing tho compensation oi
collectors at six per cent, on tho
t live hundred dollars and three
cent on tho second live hundred
liars and two per cent on all sums
ve collected lor the county, ami onu
c cent, on railroad tax was laid bc-
e the senate. . .
Ir. Travlor oflered to amend by
iklni' the rate llvo nor . cent, on
ic second $10,000 and four per1
nt on the second $5,000 collected,
(hinted :-u tho bill omrrosscd.
rim bill to nrovldo for leasing the
lorganized county school lands was
Ailjouuicd till.'! p. m.
Tho Uous) bill amending thQ
w so as to require district ami county
orl;s lo make their report to com-
IsMoneis courts under oath was cn-
The joint resolution requesting our
presentutlves m congress to sccuro
vision of work on tho Texas eoat
id to secure an cmrlneer for each dl-
M'lw, i.m .ii...:..ir.i.:i.ir ilirt ivll ,ini
iiiu lllll lllllllliisiiiiin i"uv""
Imlml jurisdiction of certain eoun-
ci was taken up and niuenueu so a&
include Menard county aud passed.
Tho bill to require a record of oftl-
u ironds passed.
Tho bill to provide for the contin-
nt extuMMtwi of tho nuartermasterof
ie frontier batalllon parsed.
mo bill amending the siock uibiit--Tlaw
bv exempting eertalu counties
intho operation, of the law passed.
mo bill to turiher proviuo iui iii
ipervisiou and eonstiuction of the
w eajiitol came up.
-ur. Traviorollored toameiui uy in
iJIng that the governor, if he thinks
Uiwc-s-irv, to apjKilnt an expert to
v..ialut th, work at not more than
w per month. ,,
A lengthy iMmto followed, penuuig
'llleli a motion to no-tpono till to-
Tlie bill amending tho law Ineorpo
linic tho cltv of Austin was taken up
Thu bill authorizing tho comptroller
Mr. Nash called up tho bill ceding
to tho United States certain property
in tho city of Dallai for the erection of
a government building. The bill was
engrossed and subsequently the rules
suspended and tho bill passed.
Mr. Townsend called up tlio bill giv
ing to chartered organizations for
church, literary and benevolent mir-
poses tho right to. renew their charter
under certain conditions and tho
same was cngro'sed,
Mr. Harrison filed the report of the
special committee appointed to ac
company to their last resting place Iho
remains of Hon. A. L. Adams of AVood
The report ot tho free conlcrenco
committee on the disagreement be
tween the two houses on tho judicial
district bill was filed, but subsequently
withdrawn for correction.
Tho land bil' came up, tho question
being on tho amendment of Mr.
Browning to strike out of section six
teen the words "fnr stock and ranch
Alter some discussion ino ameuu
niont was lost by ayes 2(5 nays C.I.
Mr. Moore of Eastland ottered an
next amendment designating tho territory
In which tho lands may bo leaded,
naming tho geographical llneB, etc.
The amendment was lost.
Mr. Chcnoweth ollered an amend
ment ralshur tho price of leaded lands
from ten cents an acie. The gentle
man's remarks In favor of his amend'
nient weio eloquent aud were greeted
with liberal applause.
Mr. Browning otl'ered a substitute
for Mr. Chenoweth's amendment
making tho rental price two cents per
acre. A long discussion ensued, par
ticipated in by Messrs, Browning,
lloblnson of Jack, Frank, llogers,
J ones, Patterson . and others, after
which Mr. Foster of Limestone moved
a call of the house which was sustained
and tho roll callnd.
Pending the call a resolution was
adopted inviting ex-Governor Stock
dale to a seat in tlio house.
Mr.Mooro of McLennan Intioduced a
protest against the creation of the new
couniv oi winaior.
Mr.'Stringer called up the bill regu
lating the course of claims of county
olllcers presented to the comptroller
and thesamewas engrossed.
Mr. Frank called up the bill regu
lating the fees or district clerks. The
bill iiiises the fees to fifty cents for Issu
ing citations and reduces other IteniSr
It also regulates the fees of other olli-eei-rt
one of the mlncliud thlnirs being
that in counties having more than
2f,10()0 Inhabitants tho commissioners
may allow sheriffs 55 for ex-oftlelo ser
vices, being an Incicase of ?2. Con
sideration of tho bill was cut oil" by a
suspension of the call.
Mr. Brownlni's bubstltulo was lost.
The question then iccurrcd on Mr. house
Chenoweth's amendment to raise tho
price of leased lands fo ten cents an
aero and It was defeated by ayes six
teen, nays sixty-seven. The section
was then adopted and the house ad
journed until three o'clock.
Mr. MatthowB called up the bill pro
viding for uniform weights per bushel
and tliosaniewas ordered engrossed.
Mr. Frymler willed up the bill com
pelling County commissioners to audit
and pay unpaid claims of teachers
of public school under acts
of 1870 aud 1870. Tho bill was passed
to the third reading.
Mr. Acker called up tho bill amend
ing tho law of attachment and after U
had been slightly amended the bill
Tho house adjourned until 0 a. m.
It Is very probable now something
will be done Vv this legislature for tho
veterans. Senator Cooper's bill has
passed tho senate and will meet with
a favorable reception In the houso.
It Is nimislmr to watch members
who when thoayesand nays arc called
on a motion to adjourn vote nay and
then put on their hat and go out to
"seo a friend." It Is nlco to havo a
"record" to hop on.
Tho school 1)111 Is the most success
ful Important measure that has
been beioro tho house; It passed In ono
dav, and only nine amendments wore
The houso committee on state alllilrs
ronortcd this mornlmr In favor of ad
journment on the 31st. Asthobenatc
on ycstoiday killed Identically tho
same resolution, tho report will bo
merely a matter of form. A promi
nent senator rcinarKcu to-uay mat
pressure 10, adjournment snouiu noi
como irom ino nouse, in view oi uiu
fact or the latter body being
ho far behind with Its work.
The performances of MoAuley to
night and to-morrow night at Mlllett's
will close the regular dramatic season
for Austin. Several oi the prominent
managers here during the season havo
lnqulicd particularly about halls Jn
Fort Worth. With the proposed now
opera-house, and with ino gay, nveiy
will im presented. Somo two or three
hundred Austin children will bo In
the east, aud trundle bwl circles are
all agog over tho Important occasion.
Tho university bill will meet with
considerable opi0sltlon in the house.
Tho friends of tho bill are accused of
forming unfair combinations, aud one
member at least Is preparing a strong
speech against tho measure.
A Potltlon for a Pardon-Sad Story
of Dissipation and Orimo. .
Continuation of tho Star Routo Trial
Several Witnesses on the
Walsh in tho Grand Jury Room
road that portion,"
Sj0llll tO tllt OrtKOttU.
llearno, March 22. -A petition wa
circulated and largely signed hero to
day proving the governor to pardon
It. V. Hayes who was sent to the pen
itentiary at tho last term of tho court
for Iho theft of a horse. Hayes was a
convict sergeant on II, L. Lewis'
plantation aud last fall he went on a
protracted spree and wnuocrazed wan
whisky deJlcd tho authorities to dis
arm him of a pistol. His arrest was
cllbcted after a struggle and ho was
locked up but gave boml and paid up.
But smarting under (he disgrace
ot the arrest and wiuio still
drunk, he was told the olllcers would
prosecute mm lor tin attempt at mur
der. Hayes then took French leave
and rode oll'a horse belonging to Lew
Is HoMiboredupat l.lttlo Hook and
wrolo Lewis that ho would rot urn ami
make amends, but In tho meantime
I he grand Jury had returned a bill and
Lewis was powci less to compromise.
Tho sentence was live years. Hayes
is a member of a time-honoted family
of Alabama. Ills brother was colonel
In the confederate army, and tho peti
tion for his pardon Is based on his
former good character. It is another
sail result of whisky. The prosecution
endorse the petition.
Washington, March 22. Tho star
route trial was resumed this morning,
lngersoll called Thomas "W. Terry of
New York. Tho witness had occu
pied an office In Unreels huUdlug with
Stephen Dorsey. Went there In Jan
uary, 1880, remaining unui jmh,y, jcv-u,
aetfiig tig secretary and book-keeper for
Dorsey. On May M, 1S81 he removed
to 1 IfBroadway and remained there
until the last week of 1SS2 and occu
pied rooms llvo and six at 115 Broad
wuv. In June. 1SSI witness was In
mil charge of DoVsey's business
drawing two-thhdsof his checks and
in possession of his books and papers.
Vltnos occupied room number six
aud It was Impossible for any ono to
get Into room five without passing
him. u.T. Minions aiso mm iuwk
room In six. Theie were two desks
and a safe In number llvo. Tho "now
and gct-up-and-get reputation of tho
Fort, it will sccuro ino very oesi, ai-
The homo judiciary committee re
ported unfavorably on tho bill allow
ing eoimtv commissioners courts to Is
sue bonds for the erection of court
houses aud kills. It also reported ad
versely on tho bill allowing Austin to
ibsuo 100,000 worth of bonds for so w-
erage, and now it win treat uie Aus
tin charter bill the same way. The
good work for this city will be In a
All doubts as to t no position 01 uiu
pLCienUulministiatlon on the penl
tentlaryleaso may be considered at
rest. 'Senator Houston who, It Is
thought, bpoke by tho card said in his
aneei'h to-dav on tho Terrell resolution
that tho administration was in favor
or It. The lesolution was postponed
until next Wednesday and many bo
ilnvn t will rover nass. After tho
lniiil bill had been comnleted by the.
....... - ,
Tho Jail Broken Open and Two Pris
book" and tin box containing Uorsey's
lumortt weio kent theie. lie lirst saw
lleordollln Fcbruaty, 18S0. Didn't
give the red book or any book to
Hceidell on June lit, lSvSl. Never
saw him at that office and he was not
there or In then on that day. There
was no book an described by Heeidell
In the wltno-H custody or any book
resembling It. Never saw the books
bound In led In the office and they
could not havo been kept there without
his knowledge. Saw Htepheu notsey
on tho evening of June
18th, IS81, at his room
at the Albermarle Motel. FKed the
date because Horsey asked him If
Brcrdell had beou to the oftleo. Left
New York February 21st last, for Ku-
flrst three entries mni In
)oroy'a hand-writing . (reading)
'. 1. expenses, cash' ami tui
words 'accounts, cash loaned Horsey
looks like Dorsey's handwriting. Ah
to thereat 1 don't think there is any
In uorsey'a handwriting."
Tho wltncss-J. H. Mitchell, M. G.
It., Wm. Smith, John Smith scratched
out, Sam Jones. Tho witness- could
not say wtio wrote M. 0. B. Horsey
was hero In April 1878.
'ino v'Hioo nprings ictiei" was
shown witness. lie was sure It was
not In Dorsov's handwriting.. Ho
generally spells very correctly, said
tho witness, stilt T)orsoy was not at
havo written the letter.
Merrick wmduutod the erohs-examt-nation,
Witness said ho had been em
ployed In tho posloflloo department
from 187rt to lhnl), Ho thought Sena
tor Dorsev's inllueuco had assisted him
In lrotttmr tho position. Ho was
appointed from Arkansas but hud
never sihui that state. 1 lo camo from
Yeimoitt. He resigned because ho
had boon requested to. There hud
been nodeileleucy In his accounts that
had not been made good by Dorsoy or
himself. Ho had become addicted to
the use of liquor and had been forced
to resign from that reason.
Meiilektookuptho Olileo Springs
letter and madea sharp eioss-examlna-tlon
which lesulted In somewhat
shaking the strength of tho witness1
toMiiiniinv. On that notnt ho was not
nienared to say positively that it
rope, and was ai sea eeuinaiy .1, mw.
li'i-nlell bioueht two ohocM
Mr. Lindsay endeavored to get up
the bill for tho creation or tho now
county ot Mills, but the house rernsed
to suspend tho rules.
Tho land bill was then resumed and
section seventeen was read as follows :
"When more than llvo sections are
leased to more than one person in the
same locality it shall be so
leased that it avIII remain subject to
purchase for actual settlement hi
bodies not to exceed (ill) acres. But
before said mirahaser shall be pernut-
I ted to buy leased land, he shall swear
I thathOntonds to actually settle on
It, and until he does actually settle and
commence building theiepu, flic lessee
shall remain in possession, proviueo
H,nt iiioi, wire has but ono Watered sec
tion, leased from tho state, in the same
vicinity, such section shall not be sub
ject to sale and settlement during tho
term of the lease, and provided, fur
ther, that when a sale is made of
leased lands.then the lessee shall be en
titled to have a portion 01 imy 1 .
that he shall havo paid in advance re--..,wiwitniiiiii
liv tun treasurer of the
sla'e, upon a warrant drawn by tlio
comptroller upon order of tho laud
boaul. , , .
Mr. Foster or Limestone moved to
strike out the llrst two lines or the
section, and make all lands in what
ever quantity subject to the restric
tions, which prevailed.
Mr. Townsend oilered an amend
..,,.., f . tiuiMniulH borderhnr on water
shall not be leased In quantities more
than four sections In widtli and forty
Yards shall be left between each sur
vey. The amendment prevailed and
the feoction was adopted. Kction
eighteen was read as follows:
The said land board shall have tho
power to employ and discharge such
persons as may bo necessary to enable
them in carrying out the provisions o
this act. The cxpen-eoi selling am
leasing the school lauits snaii h im
out of tho proceeds of the tides and
innS,.n excent that paid by the pur-
1 chaser under such regulations as the
board uay present.
Several amendments were
ollered and voted down, ami me
Section liluteen is the usual repeat
Inc clause, to which Mr. Bobertson.of
AvTiiintiisou. offered an ameuumem
Mr. Ft)ster of
i.imimtniiu fnectiouslv remarked that
i,r Minmriit. It iii onlei' to amioint tmll-
iiPiunnt tucnuvev tho remains of tlio
late senate bill back to that
body. The suggestion was cer
tainly appropriate though unparlia
The railroad bill comes up to-mor-.......
4t,nf ic tr th in'nri, now heiuir
started to subordinate its consideration
to tho bills on the speaker's tabJiUHr
Governor John 0. Brown, of the
Gould roads, was before the senate
committee this afternoon and spoko
in opposition to tho joint resolution
authorizing the creation of a railroad
commission. His argument was gen
eral in its nature, iclatiiig to tho Im
perfect system of railroads in tho state
and tho pioverblal timidity of capital
ists to invest mutiny where they have
the least grounds for suspecting
stringent regulations, laws, etc.
Johns hponce pam ?.kj,uw mw
the treasury for tlio public lands.
The governor reiuses 10 mruiur in
terfere in the case or "Wyatt Banks in
Hobertson county and ho will be hung
on tho2.d of A pi 11.
The comptroller cancelled $40,000 of
Bexar county bonds to-day.
The house is supposed to bo stingy
with the minerals of tho state. Follow
i.,,r iu (in. Mihstitiiti! which Mr. Statr-
ner proposed for section 1 1, but which
was voted down:
See. 1 1. The minerals on lands sold
or leased under this act are reserved to
the state for tho uso of tho fund to
which tho land now belongs; and tho
I....1 l.nnrd herein nrovilled for bll.lll
appoint such agents and make such
1,'irulattoiia for the sale orlcaso of the
mliif,4 or lllll eiais usuirai i ""
Hpooliil to lH CltnroUo.
Caldwell. March 22-Ottr cotmt
jail was broken open last night by tho
prisoners cotiitncd tnerein. 1 noy
were furnished two saws, a lllo and
eiowbar by some unknown parties
witli which they cut oll'tin old pateli
on tholiou woiksand escaped. One,
a negro, charged with theft, did not
leave and to-day Shei 111' WINon told
him to In thofutute consider the court
house his Jail bounds and move his
baggage over to the cottit-house.
Tho prisoner has moved. Two or tho
parties that escaped are Jack Taylor
and Bill Wilson charged with min
der. Tavlor Is a white man, about
thirty years old, light hnlr and mous
tache, lair complexion ami tiitiu eyes,
ir. ... .1.-1 l.A..f , tn ,..,.. ..,!., (..
Taylor will confer a favor by return-1
ing ino citizens' rone no -carried away
to say nothing of the horso he said he
was going to appropriate.
Pujciiasooftho Stroob Railway by a
SlxMitul 10 tlioCfn.uni.
Houston, March 22. A Galveston
syndicate to-day purchased from .Ino.
Stern, his controlling Interest In the
Houston Street Hallway. This Is the
biggest thing that has ever happened
to Houston, as the noV company will
put $10,000 Into city Improvements
and will manage the stock in a proper
manner. Tho new company expected
to have leased the fair grounds where
they will erect a pavllllou slinillar to
that ot liatvesion lor ino enieriaiii
nient of the eltlens. New lines are
already projected and real ctatc Is 011
olllee. One of them was op Middli-
ton tv. Co., and the other on the Citi
zens' National Hunk. HeeruVll after
wards took away tlio Mlddlctoti book,
but It came into witness' posses
sion again. There were only
two nisdl mining books In
willies' desk on .liiin Sloth, IS80.
Beeidell was never at the olileo at 115
HroadwaV. Never lead any alMntclH
of books or copies of booltH fropt Ueer-dell.
Cioss-examlned by Morriou. 11 is
leiiHoii for niakimr so short a slay
(three days) tn London waH because
Dorsey cabled him to come buck.
Ills testimony was Important to hltn.
Merriek "SlIDDOSO WO bring tWo
detectives to swear that they followed
Bcerdell, saw him enter tho olllee?"
mm,., einirt inleil out the utiestloit. al
though Merrick managed to useit he
would produce) two post-ofllco iuNpcc
tors to swear to tho facts.
At lngersoU's 1 espies'. the witness
described tho throe hooks kept ny
Kellogg, one of I Jersey's cieras, out
couldiiH name their color being color
blind as he said. His honks eonlalned
no entries against W. M. Smith or
Sum Jones. Would have remembered
If a man took a book from the olllee at
any time. , , .
Merrick asked w liy the witness had
swoin there were no led books when
he had aoknowloged thaflin was color
blind. He said he could manage to
distinguish lending colors,
Albeit F, Miilllns ofBrooklii as
next called. He had occupied a room
with Torrey at 1 10 llrondway. lngor
didn't bear Dorsey's signature, but It
didn't look like it. Tho misspelling
tororrod to by witness was "Ulddlo"
Instead of "Bcerdell."
Other lettew wore pnwented With
rather an Unsatlsfuetoiy result, and
llnallv the court exclaimed s "Tills
man doesn't know hlstPorsoy's) haud-
Am the cross-exiimltuitlon pro
gicsscd the witness' unsworn became
rnoro cautious and non-eonimlttal and t
he disclaimed any Intention as an tv
peit In handwiltlug. Ho wild that
with Iho exception of a few entiles In
his books he had nothing to do with
Doisoy's mall business, couunrt ro
member when he made the llrst entry
or that kind. Supposed Uecrdell was
employed to look after Dorsey'n mall
routes but made no Inquiry at tho
time. When It came to dates
witness1 memory was equally uncer
tain, so tlie 00111 1 remarked that It was
not wjbitli while to press tho Inquiry,
lor IIW118 obvious the witness had no
recollection of the dates.
wlliiess said he knew I'cek very
-weil, but could not recollect of him
finally. Thought he wim a notary pno
lie. lie attended to Peek's, business
'when Peek was absent, still soniu one
may have brought Htioh a paper to
him and recognizing Peek's slgnatmo
lummy have approved It.
Adjourned until Monday next.
Tho fact that .Iho. A. Walsh had
been ptes-mt lu tlio Oliinlnal coutt-
100111 tlio past few days has caused
M,t,K, eoniiiient but It was wither Mir
pilslng noverthelesM to persons Inter
ested In the star-route matters, when
It became known that the government
was making a determined ellbit to no
on 10 an indlelnient against General T.
J. Ilrady In connection wlth'a firm of
prominent riilted States scnatotH, for
eonsphaoy to defraud tho government.
Kendall was Iii the grand Jury room
during neatly the whole session to
,tv WhIhIi was examined at length
and it Is believed his testimony was
11 jepetltlon or that given heroic tho
giandjurv lu July last. Contractor
J. II. Price and olheiH have been
,,ti,.,t ilium to testlfv and It Is exiicct-
soll pointed to Hei r lell who sat racing ,.(1 their combined evidence will make
the witness and enquired iriio had the ease much stiongor thalt II.
Ntifi ii to iiioa!"'it.i.
Our town was again Jsltod by a (Ire
at one o'clock this morning, breaking
out on tho cotton platfoim and con
suming thirty-seven bales 01 cotton.
The Joxcrs are as follows: J., II. Dong
las iv. Sou, seven bales: .1. L. Walker,
six, of this place, the ;N'iii rosv-gimge
twenty bales and flic International it
Great Northern rallro.ul twenty.
uu UH1 HIHHUU.HIU I"" tun. j'.. -- I UIIIUIHu.. - Vill -.1 l.-ll nr,
? receive taxes duo on real estate for that the provisions of tills act sha ap-
1S70 was ongroseu. 5 to an auermue -"""'" ""' ;
iuthor3iiig J- A. j ,,.011 which no money has ee pa I
rinr to mo oassHK" "' l"y "v- ." . ".
Jouiuii to fetie
'tstewas etr'ni ed. . ,1
'PI... .,,. . .... .1. .......rr.lll Woll .
"V UIU IO glVU L'ilCU ui.w.t,"".'. 1
ounlv n ivimift- aiirvovor wius laid 1
frj the suimtri with an unfavorable
reIrt. A long dlseusslou ensued,
Muling whieli u mofion to postpone
u'"ii three o'clock to-morrow prevum-u
! the M'linto adjourned.
. ,Ir. l.abatt called up the senate
Joint resolution requesting senators
uil representatives to ttrgo tho claim
JStho cltv of Brenham for property
?rned bv I'nitcd States boldlers and
'" same wa.-, passed. , .,
. Mr. Hnvls, of Camp, called up the
"J" niaking it penal for anyone to
"taso with dogs anv hogs on inclosed
' ,. .. ... ,i... .,.ui,i ni t he lie:
from tho market. The amendment
was laid on the table and the section
JIm. i,vnniv t the emergency
clause, which was adopted, and which
,.A,,ileted the consideration by mo
amendment to the
strike outathe word
"lease,Mand which was tied up under
,nft.m to reconsider, was called up
ilrst section, to
by him, andthei light between thebaic
and lease men vns renewed.
. A..n Innit .lltUXIttUlnil 1 1 1 O JT10 1 1 0 II I O
reconsider w?as lost and the bill
engrotsed and ordered printed as
fund as may bo necessary, in their
Judgment, to encourage and wieci
the uoveiopmcne oi mo nunuiuii
hources of the state, and at the same
time to secure to tho funds to which
tho mines or minor.ds belong an ade
quate return therefor: provided, that
tho dine-over of such mines or minerals.
,... th .inhnil settlers on such lands, as
provided under section five of this act,
shall have the prior right to purchase
,r base said mines or minerals under
the regulations of the land board,
it tu understood the uoveruor looks
with disfavor on the various plans now
i,rnrniiK! iclms ature to mereu-u
labors. In this lie is right;
nvKiMitlvo Is already
the-e state boards than
time to attend to.
Mr. Fry mler's motion yesterday to
lav the land bill on tho table subject
to call, wasmad6 meiely to test the
sense of tho houso on tho measure, aud
not, asmlghtbesimposeu, i uncut..
vent the passage of tlio bill.
The hardest light probably oyer wit
ncsed in legislative .circles In
Texas is now going on
over the penitentiary lea-ed
m u-miid be ecouomy
on tho part of tlio state to allow cer-
,.:.,.,..., nt tl, i. mllienilHOIl SCIiOOl
lauds to purchasers, as It would tend
to encourage rencaren huu mw "'";.
mentofa largo amount of wealth iro
lying dormant In the earth.
' The idea seems to be now to adjourn
about tho Oth of April, which will
make a session of just lntty days,
thirty of these at two dollars a day.
pin. event of tho bcaaou iu Austin
Wvntt Itniiks' resolte and a proba
ble ono for Walte, up to this date and
hour nothing has been received from
flu, I'livertinr mid WO (lilt tO IlIlVO 11
hanging to-morrow between the hours
of 11 and 12. Fred K. Walto Is the
Brown wood, March 22.lJlstrlet
court wus organized Jiero Monday by
election or Hon. ('. H. Jenkins as
niwliil Inline. The ciimliinl docket Is
being disposed of now with great rap-
Kilty, iv nuiiiuvr in m"i" " " -tendance.
Wills Point, March 22,-Our town
will not bo tlneornoratcd yet awhile.
Tho election tOKlay so deeldeis 11. A
very light vote wus polled. This was
the third election held to incorporate
Dublin, Marcli 22. The JVfCwuit'n
Journal says a number of Inspectors
on duty In Ireland have neon draucci
to London as extra detectives on duty
to watch persons suspected of connec
tion with outrages and consphocy.
Bavena, Ohlo.March Wwk
of H. S. Comstock was robbed of fuOO
Uv n pnlltileof tlllUVe'S. VV m wm
'.. . . I . .... i j.
I u, w. .....--.--. .-.. . ....,
takes place next week when the spec-1 called hlmout tospwiK to tuiyoiiier in
ItaeuUr Juvenile success, "Cinderella," n buggy. 2Codii
ovpi-koen him. He lenlled 111 the Iltv
gat I ve. He never saw a man lake a
book away from the loom and never
saw anv liooks such as dcscilbeil by
Uecrdell. Had the combination
of the safe. It contained no such
books. He was In the olllee every day
In .lime, ISSI, baring Mondays. Uer
dell would have nceessailly passed
within fotirnr llvo feet of the witness
when passing In room five'. There
were no account books lu the hitter
w.f.t,i ftilfuhlr, nt tlio Nllle.
Cross-examined by Merrick -If
ltcoidoll had come lu aslhe said, ylt
ness would have roineiubcied his (ace
i ,, iiitniiit.v. Ho was nosltlvo lie
had never seen He. m dell befort meeting
him Inoouit. ,,,,.
Charles 10. Amirews of this city was
next called, lie said he wont to New
Yoikln.lune, 1KH1, reluming he saw
Heeidell at the J 'isey City depot. Tint
latter had no books uuder his arm.
He had a valine Jn his hand. 'I hey
tiavelcd in tliusamoimr to Wnshllig-
1,m' .. . n
Bliss -You wiw Mr. Jami's on the
mir in (iiivi.p-nthin with lti'Ciilell.
Ho believed that a man came in the
car and called for Beerdell. , ,
Wilben F. Kellogg testlllcd ho was
Dorsey's private seorotary and book
keeper from the summer of 1872 until
the fall oriK7l). In 1879 Heeidell had
a desk lu t tit-name room with wllue-ss.
The only books kept by Heerdell were
a small memorandum wwn wi ui
cxpeiiHCH mid a largo man romuonon,
covered with wlilto canvass. If Heer
dell hud kept any such lK)k as he
i Heerdcllt had described, witness
thought ho would havo known it.
There was no red books so far as ho
knew. Witness sent his own books to
Horsey lu New Yen It, and Huppoeeu
Terry closed them up. Beerdell made
noJntrios in those books, nor did any
one except witness. He hud often
M'cn Beerdell write, ami hud Very fre
quently seen him try to Imitate J)or
sey's handwriting, Ills signature, etc.,
writing several lines at a time,
'in... u,m, mill Jones
.uw,rniiiiiiiM v,-ils exhibited to the
wH,,,4 ir, examined It carefully
...,.i ..1,1 ".,., i- i would not wont to say
MIIV4 f7M f V -------- 1.
1 had ni'Ver seen iiiiiiiwiww""
lsok before, hulltlicse flrrt tlireo Items
I remember Dorsey gave mo In a
memorandum lo make on tho book
Which 1 did with the exception of tho
entry of $1".X)." , , , .. ..
Iugersoll then uskcu who iuij
was lu the first lustanre. At the end
of to-day's session the giaud Jury wav
excused until Mondnynext.
I-Mward Hanliiii, oiirsman, arrived
this morning from Toronto,
Judge Lawrence, Jlrsf comptroller
of the treasury, rendered his deulHloii
on the question submitted by the com
mlssloiieror Intcinal roveiuie, as to
whether tho tax nndtarllt'nolof Maich
;id,lHa, either ofltM'ir or lu onunw)
tlon with the e.lslln; laws, opetateH
as an appropriation of money, neces
sary lo pay the claims which may bo
presented; under Its rottrth section Jor
it lelmte or tho tax on unbioken pack-
IIKCS 01 lOIMCCO "nil nuiiiin, ..".',
eUieroots and clgarrettcs. Tho lltsl,
comptroller decidcH this act does
not make an appropriation
or money for tho payment ofela Irtis
for tho rebuto authorized bysald fourth
section and theio Is no other Htatute
which iiiakts an iipproiirlutlnu or
moiii'V applloablo for that puqiosi'.
Ho also decided that thcslatuto au
thorizes the payment urobilins for the
mimin tn iminiifaetiirerH lu slumps at
the reduced rate therein provided but
no such provision for tho payment to
the dealer. , r, . . , . .
JiinieHG.TraecyaudS. L. .Ashe, Of
Houston, and James h. Uwyer, pi
San Antonio, have uet-n iippi'inivo
in KvmiiliK! and report
upon tho jiropetty ollered as unite flu
me now public building at Ualves-
Ueprcsciitutlve Thoiims Ochiltree
has lied a suitplemciited arguinC'iit
th tho first (sJiiiPtroller of ho treas
ury In regard to the authority or the
tre-ieluror to withhold tho payment of
his salary as a member or cougresri mi.
f 11 his accounts as marshul of 'Jexus
have boon settled.
His argument of thoqtiosljo u ofthe
legalllv or said uetlon under the ooii
strtntlon Is on tho grounds that Its
operation would deprive a portion or
the oltiens or the United States or
representation lu congress.
Khenuiidoah. Pa.. March '. a
oxploslou'of gas o(urred t 1 aek vr
Colliery No. , Lehigh Valley t
Compatiy, at Lost Ureek, by wliloli
V; Ji'i.. VJvw.i.ni, iilin Mitrrav. Wm.
McAdrow, Jus. ucicnmau, n.
Utehimm mul a Poluuder, noniu tm:.
known, were severely w, F"r
I nil, inn, ,v.- -'
mc fatally btinied.
the ilur, wjH