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The proposed Tilden boom does
not flow with remarkable force south
ward. The exports of raw cotton, valued
at S157.103.746 for the seven months
ending January 31; 1883, has turned
the gold shipments westward.
Ex-Oov. DoBSHEiMER thinks the
vote of New York will be cast in the
nominating convention for McDon
ald, of Indiana, for presidential candi
The Cincinnati Commercial-Gazette
thinks it were better to let New Jer-
Bey go as a Republican state than to
attempt to hold her by. giving Kobe
son a cabinet position.
Senator Manderson, of Nebras
ka, pronounces the high license law
of his state the best liquor law in the
United States. The new Missouri
act is patterned after it.
An electric mast in Minneapolis,
Minnesota, is surmounted with eight
lights of $4000-candle power each. By
its aid the time by watch can be read
within a radius of one mile.
In Great Britain the large sum of
840,000,000,000 is invested in railways.
Some of the engines weigh forty-five
tons and take a load of ninety tons at
a speed of from forty to fifty miles an
Commissioner Loring takes the
belt as the champion lecturer of Amer
ica. He will be invited to attend the
fair at this place next October, and of
course he will come to see Texas and
will be heard from.
Some of the members of the legis
lature are greatly outraged at the
publication of evidence elicited
through the Sittings investigation,
The house is responsible; that body
voted the investigation.
The Keeley motor company are
still hard at work in Philadelphia and
are confident of soon accomplishing
what they set out to do. They have
a full treasury, and the Philadelphia
Telegram says it is being used in a
practical way. m
Dr. IlARKNKSS.has named the pre
historic man with foot prints eighteen
and a half inches Ions', with ball of
loot eight inches and width of heel
six inches, "Homo Nevaden." The
belief prevails that Chicago belles are
.his' direct "descendants.
Dorsey had to take the witness
stand and testify as to himself before
the world could understand the utter
purity of Mormon' character. That
another chariot may come along and
bear away from this wicked, wicked
world such purity in mortal form is
one of the possibilities.
Large purchases of improved
property are reported in Birmingham,
Al.i!t:un;i. The Elyton land company
liaa sold S30,(XJ0 worth of town lots
Mac January 1, and this, it is said, is
c:i!y about one-third of the total
transactions in this class of real
estate during that time.
The Democrats in the New York
the contract system in prison labor.
.and are trying tolind some way of
.evading their obligations. There
ought t- be some of toe fearlessness
of the Texas press infused into the
New York newspapers.
Democratic majorities have grown
so large in Georgia that two Demo
crats may enter the field for guber
natorial honors TnAt one time Texas
was that 'way, but the last nominee
failed to hold up his end of the ma
chine, and now, unless great circum
spection be used, the regular nominee
may have a rough time of it, for the
point of weakness has been unfor
Connecticut has declined to in
clude the bonds of Minnesota among
the securities in which savings banks
are permitted to invest. If all debt
paying states and the general govern
ment were to adopt the inexorable
rule that no .trust investments were
permitted in the bonds of a state
which had repudiated its debt and
er made good the claims of its
creditors, public credit would rest on
a sounder foundation.
An employe of a Pennsylvania mill
has called the attention of the society
to protect children from cruelty to the
gross violation of the factory law by
proprietors who force little children
under thirteen to work twelve hours
a day and over in the spinning room.
Tha same complaint is made in New
England. Children are jerked out of
school at a tender age and forced to go
to work in the mills to help up the
family income, and here is where the
boasted free school system sheds its
light on all.
The gold certificates have been a
convenience of which business men
would be reluctant to be deprived,
and the government has doubtless
saved much wear of its coins by per
mitting paper certificates to circulate
in their stead. But, nominally, the
certificates are redeemable only at the
sub-treasury in N ew York, although
really .they are redeemed at all of
the nine sub-treasuries. A proposi
tion has been made that nine dis
tinctive issues of certificates be made,
one from each sub-treasury, but its
adoption would complicate thesys
tern without resulting, in any com
A society of cremationists might
now be formed in Austin. The busi
ness has at last been fixed on a regu
lar business, basis, and it could be
gone in understanding as a business
proposition. The entrance fee is fixed
at $3 and the annual subscription is
arranged upon a sliding scale, as fol
lows: 21 to 23 years old, $3; 30 to 34,
$4; 35 to 39, $5; 40 to 44, gti; 45 to 49,
$8; 50 to 54, 810; 55 to 60, $15, and
every person who joins after the age
of GO-will have to pay the entire ex
penses of his or her cremation. The
rules of the association provide that
the society shall furnish a coffin,
hearse and one carriage, and pay all
other expenses of transporting the
body from the late residence to the
crematory. If the relations of the
deceased wish to invite their friends
or make any of the usual display of a
funeral they are to have the right to
do so atj their own expense.
NECESSARY TO PUBLIC SAJFETY.
It is to be icgretted that the bill for
regulating the pnictice of pharmacy
was not made a law. The committee
reported against its passage and there
the matter rested, when the measure
is really of vital importance. Law
regulates the practice of medicine,
and it fails to regulate the practice
of pharmacy, upon which all medical
practice depends. The pharma
cist ought to be thorough
ly educated in his profession!
for the doctor when called to ad
minister to the sick, is forced to resort
to the pharmacist for the drugs
with which he expects to eradicate
disease and to build up languishing
systems. The pharmacist should be
an adept in distinguishing drugs
and in compounding them. He should
be able through education to discover
the frauds and errors of manu
facture, should be able to ap
ply the chemical tests neces
sary to prove the genuineness
of that upon . which health and life
depends. It was for these purposes
that the bill was introduced, and why
it should have been defeated in com
mittee, by even doctors, is hard to un
derstand. It was proposed therein to
make it an offense for any person to
conduct a pharmaceutical store for re.
tailing or compounding or vending
medicines, not under the super
vision of a qualified pharma
ceutist. The qualifications were
fixed as follows: That any person in
order to be qualified should be twenty
one years old and a graduate
in pharmacy, or have had four
years practical experience in prepa
ration of physicians prescriptions in
compounding and vending medicines,
or shall be an assistant in pharmacy;
that graduates in pharmacy should be
such as have obtained a diploma from
a regular incorporated college of
pharmacy, that requires not less than
four years experience in stores where
prescriptions of medical practitioners
have been compounded before said
diploma is issued; that phar
macists claiming the right
of being qualitisd under the
act'sho'uld at its organization, show
to the satisfaction of the board of
pharmacy, to be created by the act,
Liiitu iney nave nau uit requirements
specified in regard to them; that assis
tants in pharmacy should be twenty'
one years old, have had four years ex
perience in stores where prescriptions
of medical practitioners have been
prepared, and have passed a sat
isfactory examination before the
board of pharmacy of Texas. The
committee tnought the bill was in ad
vance of the age; that it was reqnir-
ing great precaution in the country
while it was proper only in the larger
towns and cities. The argument is a
poor one, for the lives of country
people are just ; as precious as
those of town and city people
There are places in the country
where worthless and wasted drugs
are sold, from which all medical and
curative qualitives have fled. Some
of these drugs have been kept through
same efficacy as brad pills. Too many
such worthless compounds are sold
even in the towns, and they will be
sold to the danger of health and life
until the law steps in and pro
vides that drugs and medical
compounds shall be sold only by those
who know- what they are. The bill
was prepared by a committee of phar
macists, appointed by the Texas phar
maceutical association, and it is in
conformity wjth laws in force in
other states. This association meets
on the 8th of May in the city of Aus
tin, and it is hoped, instead of being
disheartened, its members will renew
with more zeal their efforts in behalf
of a law most necessary to public
The Jeannette enquiry, in its pur
poses, has been a most absurd pro
ceeding. The object seems to" have
been to throw discredit on some of
these men, and especially on Lieut.
Melville, who denied themselves so
much for the cause of discovery, and
who braved death in that interest
The investigation has shown that this
officer acted with great heroism, and
that he imperiled his own life in
the attempt to save others. Despite
the terrible hardslnps Melville had to
encounter on .the trackless waste of
snow and ice, and cold so intense as
almost to congeal the blood, he did
not relinquish his quest until he dis
covered the frozen bodies of De Long
and his men and had secured all the
journals or memoranda that were
buried with them in the snows. There
is no doubt the more fully Melville's j
course is investigated the more praise- J
worihy will he be deemed and the
more deserving of a vote of thanks
and substantial rewards from con
Hon. S. S. Cox states nothing new
or strange to the Statesman- when
he declares the ; tariff is to cut a
figure in the selection of the' next
speaker. We agree with him that
the tariff revision of the last congress
was a fraud, and besides it Is
distractive and confusing. To execute
the law as it now stands will
be like reconciling absurdities,
made . more ridiculous by the
attempt What with treasury de
cisions and grasping monopolies and
greedy grabs and protesting lawyers
and new rulings on old points and
mixed classifications, thev tariff will
prove a hybrid widen must be tackled
if only to reduce verbal harmony out
of the chaos. There is dissatisfaction
as to almost every line of the tariff,
not only because it is incongruous,
but it is here excessive and there
otherwise. A little reflection, a glance
at the census, will show how impos
sible it is to suppress agitation on the
tariff. The farming capital is over
$12,000,000,000, the manufacturing
capital not $3,000,000,000. ' There are
over one-third more farmers than
manufacturers, and yet the prodact
of the manufacturer to- that of the
farmer is as twenty-two to five. This
state of things will not last The
west and south must be heard on the
subject and the commercial interests
ask revision. The .ship-building is
bound up with freights and transpor
tation of grain, and the east will be
ready to join with the farmers and
planters to demand substantial reduc
tion of taxation.
President Arthur is going into
camp for two weeks on the Kissimee
Dennis Kearney has played out
politically, and the sand lot crowd
went with him..
The czar's preparations for the
coionation are all completed so are
the Nihilists'. Let the band com
mence to play.
President Arthur and Secretary
Chandler had too much regard for
their safety to proceed to Florida on
a government vessel.
Larger average profits can be
made by the cultivation of mixed
crops, because the failure of one crop
may be compensated by success of
People will believe the charges
against Mr. Bobinson, late fish com
missioner, when proven. He inau
gurated the fish business of the state,
and his administration was necessa
rily expensive. No one dares im
peach his integrity. t
There is a little time left in which
the governor might wield his pen in
shaping another veto message. The
one sent in was received so kindly,
especially when applying to. minor
matters of purely local importance.
But it was a small question, hence
The standing army of the United
States numbers 30,000 men, and yet it
is not quite big enough to kill 200
Apache Indians. If the government
had sense enough to put soldiers wher;
they are wanted, instead of where
they are not wanted, Indian raids
would cease to disgrace the country.
Secretary Chandler, so our
AVashington correspondent says, has
discovered that the turrets for the
Miantonomah can not be made in this
country, and the job will have to be
given to "European pauper labor.''
This is a beautiful commentary on
the protected iron and steel interests
of this country. After all the stiff
protection they have received they
admit that they can not build a tur-reir-fer,a
government vessel. It is
time to "encourage native industry"
by some other systeiuTv
The Alexandria, Virginia, Gazette
remarks that "it is impossible for the
people outside of Virginia to con
ceive of the extent to which the
judiciary and the public schools of the
state have been prostituted by Gen.
Mahone to the lowest of partisan pur
poses. Nothing but actual experi
ence could iMuce them to believe
that what has been done and is now
in progress in the courts and public
schools of Virginia could be possible
in a state of the American Union."
The demoralizing influence of Ma
hone hits been indefinitely promoted
by the Republican administration
and that, too, for the purpose of secur
ing his aid as a United States senator.
A mora infamous example of bribery
was never set in the history of any
government under heaven.
Dr. Guidrah, of Virginia, has in
vented an electrical apparatus called
the electroscope, by which a person can
not only speak with a distant friend
but actually see him. A description
of a test of the machine in the pres
ence of forty scientific men at Mel
bourne is thus described: "Sitting in
a dark room, they saw projected on
a large disk of white-burnished metal
the race-course at Flemington, with
its myriad hosts of active beings.
Each minute detail stood out with
perfect fidelity to the original, and as
they looked at the wonderful picture
through binocular glasses, it was diffi
cult to imagine that they were not
actually on the course itself, and
moving among those whose actions
they could so completely scan."
Senator Coke's presence in this
city has been most proper under the
circumstances. Not long ago he was
honored by the eighteenth legislature
as man was never before honored in
Texas. Elected to the United States
senate for the sepond time, he looks
forward to the fulfillment of a twelve
years' service ot the commonwealth
at the . federal - capital, and it is
natural that he should desire
to consult and commingle with the
constituted powers of the state.
Senator Coke has made a most faith
ful representative of the state, and
the influence he has been slowly
building up at Washington has been
greatly augmented of late by the
manner of his re-election. To-day
this man stands endorsed by every
political element in the state, and it
may be stated that this endorsement is
because of a strict adhesion to duty.
In a personal sense, too, it was emi
nently proper that Mr. Coke should
come to Austin while the legislature
is still here. He certainly feels grate
ful for an unusual honor, and by his
presence he has been enabled to show
such appreciation. The Statesman
has not, under all circumstances, been
Mr. Coke's political supporter. It fr
vored his election, and then his re
election", and it expects, in the next
six years, to chronicle a brilliant pub
lic record for the distinguished Texan
The Size of Blaine's Religion.
Some one has thought it would help
J. G. Blaine politically to give the
puuuc & uttie information bearing
upon his religion, and hence an old
letter has been dug up and is started
again on its rounds. By reading the
document, the fact appears that Mr.
uiaine is not troubled with any par
ticular religion. He has managed to
steer clear of creeds. His morals are
of the Mulligan school, his goodness
partakes largely of the guano flavor,
and he evidently thinks more of salt
peter than of Saint Teter. In diplo
macy he seemingly consults the devil,
and as for righteousness, he has no
use for - the article, except as it in
creases his riches. That is alxmt thn
size of Blaine's religion.
Can't Afford It!
. Brenham Banner.
The Fort Worth Gazette has opened
a war on Thomas J. Goree, superin
tendent of penitentiaries. It says he
has spent his time in lobbying at
Austin, and further that he has said
the state cannot manage the peniten
tiaries except at great loss. "The
state cannot afford to trust the man
agement of this vast interest to a
man who announces at the outset that
he cannot run it except at a loss."
OUR WASHINGTON LETTER.
Washington, April C.
To the Editor of The Statesman:
The competition of American food
in the various markets are yearly
causing more alarm in .European
countries. The competition was first
felt ui Lngland where, after years or
futile opposition, it is now acknowl
edged that it is cheaper to depend up
on supplies from this country than
upon the native farmers. Germany
next commenced to growL but farm
ers could procure only ruinous prices
for their products and the parliament
was loudly called upon to do some
thing to check the influx, of
But parliament refused to do more
than place restrictions upon the im
portation of pork, on the ground that
it introduced disease into the country.
Russia was next to squeal. Ameri
can flour is now sold all over Europe
cheaper than the farmers in the
Black sea districts can produce it, and
thousands of them are emigrating to
the United States. France is now
making a fuss. Consul Wilson, of
Nantes, in a communication to the
state department, which has just been
made public, asserts that inter-i
ested influence was brought
to bear to secure the
prohibition of American pork into
that country. Wilson says he finds
extending through the business com
munity a general and widespread dis
like for and opposition to the Ameri
can tariff, so far as it may effect any
article exported from France, and a
strong disposition to retaliate, and
that this feeling of dislike and oppo
sition is intensified by the situation
in regard to American pork where, he
adds, is shown the willingness to re
taliate. He gives a resume of the his
tory of the efforts made by interested
persons to secure legislative
interposition between the fail
ing French pork trade
and American competition from 1877
to date, and strongly intimates that
the representations made to the min
ister of agriculture and commerce by
the French pork nianufactureis,
rather than to the any objection to
the quality of any American pork,
caused the issuance of the. decree of
prohibition. Efforts are being made
in swine European countries to check
the importation of cattle and canned
beef from this country. But the mass
of the people in any of the countries
where prohibitory measures were
tried promptly showed their opposi
tion, for never until the in
troduction of beef from this
country were they accustomed
to a daily supply of meat on their
-tables. Beef canning bids fair to
become one of the
LEADING INDUSTRIES OF TEXAS
in the near future, her broad plains
annualy grow countless thousands of
-cuttlajyhich can be killed and manu-factureditt-pricfis
that bid defiance to
any European nation and to any state
in the union. The canned beef can be
placed in vessels at her seaports and
at New Orleans, and skipped with
very little railroad expense, an ad
vantage not enjoyed by any of the
small cotton-growing states in the in
terior. The beef already sent in this
way from Texas to the London mar
ket was pronounced of excellent
quality, as also the live cattle sent.
The cattle were subjected to very lit
tle railroad travel, and when they
reached the Liverpool and London
markets they were found to be fat
and healthy, while those shipped from
Kansas and Colorado by rail to New
York and from there to England were
found to be lean and diseased.
Had all of his fishing tackles packed,
preparatory to making his south
ern - trip. lie goes di
rect to Jacksonville, where
he will take a steamboat to Sanford.
Then, if the weather is hot, he will
go further up the St. Johns to an
Island where there is reported to be
good fishing, but if it is not too warm
he will go on the South Florida rail
road to Kissime city, at the head of
Lake Tohopokatiga, a beautiful sheet
of clear spring water, eleven miles
long and from four to six miles wide,
and full of channel bass often weigh
ing a dozen pounds each.
Mr. Arthur has been suffering of
late from sciatica, and the clear air,
pure water and warm climate of the
land of flowers can but be beneficial
to him especially if he can locate him
self where delegations of citizens and
importunate oflice-seekers cannot dis
turb him. He is very fond of fishing,
and throws a fly with very creditable
dexterity, rather preferring to fish for
salmon, sea bass or other large game
to casting his line for trout.
HOW PROTECTION HAS PROTECTED.
It is understood that the steel-faced
iron turrets of the ironclad Chianto
nomah, which are to be fourteen
inches in thickness, are to be manu
factured abroad, and sent here to be
placed on the vessel. The
steel tubes of the -10-inch
guns of the same vessel and
the Scinch guns for the cruisers are
also to be ordered from England.
This importation of portions of our
ne w men-of-war is probably necessa
ry, but it is rather humiliating to
think that.with all of our vast iron
works and boundless mineral resour
ces we cannot make our own vessels
of defense. The secretary of the navy
is anxious, however, to have some
creditablo men-of-war afloat at the
earliest possible moment, and if Ave
have not the appliances for the con
struction of any part of them here to
CATTLE DISEASES. -
Dr. Loring, commissioner of agri
culture, has rented an estate in the
far east part of the city, which he is
putting up as a station for .the inves
tigation of the diseases of cattle.
The board of health has given its
permission, and the investigations
will be conducted by an educated and
experienced veterinary surgeon.
Additional applications have been
received at the interior department
from persons to lease sites in the Yel
lowstone Park. The interior depart
ment will -not entertain these
propositions until it is ascer
tained whether or not the
applicants are responsible. Assistant
Secretary Joslyn says that it is ex
pected the company which has re
ceived leases will have hotels ready
for summer tourists this year. A
plan of one building has been re
ceived. Many distinguished persons
will visit the park this year and it is
supposed President Arthur will be
among the number. He has already
stated his intention to go west during
the summer and the collector of cus
toms at Chicago has extended to him
an invation from the Union League
club for a reception. Next to Grant,
Arthur is the greatest junketing
president the country has ever haul
He never can content himself long in
Washington at a time, almost one
half of his time during the winter
months having been spent in other
TEXAS POSTAL MATTERS.
Weyland postoffice, Hardin county.
Texas, will hereafter be known as
Village Mills. A postoffice has been
established at Miller Grove, Hopkins
county. The star mail service on
route 31468, from Tilden to La Salle,
has been increased to six times a
week. On route 31,355, from McKin
ney to Rockwall, mail will hereafter
leave McKinney Mondays, Wednes
days and Fridays at 12 m.; arrive at
St. Paul by 4 p. m.; leave
St ' Paul the same three
days at 7 a. m.; arrive as McKinney
by 11a.m.; leave St Paul Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays at 7 a. m.;
arrive at Rockwall by 11:30 a. m.;
leave Rockwall Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Saturdays at 12:30 p. m.; arrive at
St. Paul by a p. m.. On route 6i,zJU.
from Giddings to Rockwall, mail will
leave Giddings Mondays and Fridays
at 1 p. in.; arrive at Brown's Mills by
6 p. . m.; leave Brown's Mills
Mondays and Fridays at 8 a. m:
arrive at Giddings by 12 m
leave Brown's Mills Tuesdays
and Saturdays at 8 a. m., arrive at
Caldwell by 12 m.; leave Caldwell
Tuesdays and Saturdays at 1 p. m.,
arrive at Brown s Mills by b p. m.
Mail messenger service has been estab
lished to Aurora, Wise county, from
Rhone, two miles distant, as olten
as required. Samuel F. Carter has
been commissed postmaster at Village
Mills, Texas; Andrew J. Abshier at
Dayton; Thomas W. Fox at Egypt;
James E. Richardson at Picton,
James F. Ward at Snake Prairie;
James M. Swindle at Manning;
John W. Cadenhead at Simpson ville,
Adams i. Decfter at i.dom, Wright
W. Fore at Cheapside, Joseph Kerr at
Lufkin, James H. Hicks at The
Grove, Asberry T. Mann at Woodbury,
and Charlie E. Fatherree at Miller
Grove, Hopkins county, Texas.
Daniel W. Coburn, of Buffalo, Texas,
has been granted a patent for a car
coupler; Edward E. Deland, lirady.
patent for Shepherd's crook; Eugene
Mccarty, bpanish ort. cotton cul
tivator and chopper; Manning L.
Nix, Paris, cotton gin feeder; James
11. .Nutting, (Jallisburg, cultivator;
Edmund L. Wood, Eastland, combined
clacking brush and blacking-box
holder; George T. Woodlief and G. R.
Dunn, Calvert, boot and shoe indica
tor. Li. a.
What the Statesman has Done.
fKort Worth Gazette. 1
The Gazette's Democracy is not of
the kind that believes it meet, just and
proper to condone the sins of Demo
crats. The way to make good uemo
crats is to expose the bad ones and
there are some bad ones. Fealty to
party is commendable, when the party
is right, it is contemptible when the
party or the partisan is wrong.
Statistics of Divorce.
In his convention address of 1881
the bishop of Connecticut said: "There
were in the year of grace 1878, in
Maine. 478 divorces; jn New Hamp
shire, 241; in Vermont, 19 ; in Mass
achusetts, 600; in Connecticut, 401;
and in Rhode Island, 196 making a
total of 2113, and a larger ratio in
proportion to the population than in
France in the days of the revolution,
though far less than in the city of
Paris. On the basis of population by
the present census, there was one
divorce to every 1357 inhabitants in
Maine; in New Hampshire, one to
1439; in Vermont, one to 1687; in
Massachusetts, one to 2971; in Con
necticut, one to 1553; and in Rhode
Island, one to 1141."
But the state of things is far worse
to-day. The statistics show that in
Vermont there is one. divorce for
every fourteen marriages; in Rhode
Island, one to every eleven. The re
sult is. that in the New England
states "four, thousand families are
broken up every year.
Effec t of Sunlight on Fluor.
Boston Journal of Chemistry.1
It frequently happens that wheat
or rye flour, in spite of the greatest
care in baking, yields an inferior loaf,
and the failure is commonly attrib
uted to adulteration; but when sub
mitted to investigation neither micro
scopic nor chemical tests reveal any
adulteration. Such flour is returned
to the miller or dealer as unfit ror use.
The miller says the flour was injured
by the heating of the stones, and the
dealer attributes the defect to the cir
stance that the sun must have shone
upon the sacks during transportation.
It has been proved by numerous ex
periments that tleur cannot bear the
action of the sun, even when not ex
posed directly to its rays. AVhen
flour is exposed to the heat of the sun
an alteration takes place in the gluten
similar to that produced by the heat
ing of the stones. For this reason it
is advisable that the transportation of
flour should take place, it possible, on
cool days or by night, as well as that
flour should be stored in a cool place.
iGalveston Print. 1
Beer costs more in Austin than in
any other city in the state, and, ac
cording to legislative statistics, it
sells, or is sold, higher at the caravan
sera of Messrs. Cunningham" & Ellis
than elsewhere in Austin. The dis
tinguished gentleman from San An
tonio, who made averment of taking
that costly drink, had a motive in his
confidence imparted to the millions.
Had he said that he got his
drink for nothing Mrs. Grundy
would have fixed her suspicious
eyes upon his manly countenance and
would have watched with interest for
the appearance of the penitent bug
from under the chip. The San An
tonio tribune therefore rejoiced that
he had expended the magnificent sum
of $19.50 for a single draught of "the
brown wine of Germany." Hence
forth there was no smell of the burn
ing penitents about his garments.
Therefore he exults in his loss and
emulates the economic Cleopatra
when she tossed off her liquified pearl,
to show off her glory in the eyes of
Marc Antony. Now, may the uneasy
spirit of the Santonion orator be
at rest. No stone, or aged egg, or
even tuft of grass can even be thrown
against his transparent panes. Like
a man he paid $19.50 for his drink,
nor wiped his mouth without due
confessiou. But of his brethren who
did not pay the piper for the music,
but on the contrary rather reclined
on violet banks and let the dulcet
sounds creep in their ears what
mortal tongue may speak! The fact
of their not paying $19.50 for a glass
of beer like the flush gentleman from
Santone, casts a sickly light over
their patriotic attendance at the
Hotel of " the Penitents, and
clouds with the touch of suspicion the
boon of Mrs. Grundy, the dear lady,
as intently she watches the fading
figures vanish from the scene, and
They pass: Nor of their name nor race,
Have left a token or a trace.
Save what their brethren must not say,
Who shrined them on their knees that day;
This broken tale is all I knew
Of what they gave and what, they drew.
Exeunt omnes, tn"S champion from
Santone leading the van, whistling,
"Now cock of your hats f u' sprushT"
How to Handle a "Dead" Drunk.
Boston Globe's Report ot Dr. Porter's
The doctor spoke at length upon re
viving persons from an apoplectic
fit, or from a "dead" drunk. In the
latter case the odor of alcohol can
alwavs be detected in the breath, but
it should be remembered that the
same symptons might exist in apo
plexy. The sure way to tell whether
a person is affected by apoplexy or
profound intoxication is to examine
the eyes. Pull back the lid, and if
intoxication causes insensibility, the
eye will reopen to the light, that is,
the pupil will contract. In case of apo
plexy, the eye is practically dead, and
is not affected by changes of light,
and, in general, one side of the body
is paralyzed. When there is a pro
found "dead" drunk - an emetic
should be given, either - mustard and
water or warm water, or a cold bath.
The latter is a very effectual means
of relief from the effects of excessive
intoxication. In case of apoplexy
put ice to the head, hot water to the
feet the bath containing two table
spoonfuls of mustard, and mustard
poultices to the calves of the legs.
The position of the body should not
be recumbent but as nearly as possi
ble to a sitting posture. When vom
iting occurs, in all cases of insensi
bility, it is an encouraging sign.
APRIL 19, 1883.
Corsicana, April 11. As the
boarding train attached to the Breck
enridge bridge gang on the Central
road pulled out this evening from Car
roll's switch, Mrs. Johnson, the board
ing mistress, fell between the cars
and was terribly mangled about the
chest and head, and it is feared her
injuries will prove fataL
James L. Antery, Esq., the News'
correspondent, leaves to-night for
Austin on special business.
San Antonio, April 11. Mary Li t
tlejohn, who was arrested for stealing
money from letters, was discharged
on account of her youth.
The Presbytery of west Texas is in
session here to-night Many minis
ters are in the session.
A gang of horse thieves are infest
ing and depredating this section, and
stockmen are beginning to be heard
CoL Felix W. A. Gutery will be
married to Miss Flores next Saturday
morning at San Fernando cathedral.
Preparations are progressing for a
lion. C. Upson is out again from a
recent illness with pneumonia.
Marshall, April 11. A burglar
by the name of Charles Johnson was
bagged here last night by Officer
Winden. He was caught in the act
carrying valuable jewelry from a pri
The Texas and Pacific have a strike
on their hands. The freight brake-
men' struck, and have stopped all
freight trains on this end of the line.
The company have seen fit to reduce
the number of men from three to two
men for each train, and the brake
men will not stand it. It is rumored
that the shop men of the same road
at this point will strike next Friday,
unless certain demands are acceded
Marshall is to have a cotton com
press. The Texas and Pacific rail
road company have purchased
grounds for its erection.
Fort Worth, April 11. At half
past eight o'clock thievening M. B.
Davis and O'Brien Moore, the latter
city editor of the Democrat, had a
bloody difficulty on Main street.
Statements are conflicting, Davis
affirming that Moore and a reporter
named Mather attacked him in the
dark and were beating him, when he
drew his pistol and in the struggle it
went off. Moore says Davis walked
up and deliberately fired at him, but
missed, when he (Moore) jumped on
Davis, captured the pistol, knocked
him down and kicked him in the face.
Dr. Daniel stated at first that Davis
had been shot in the face, but now
thinks the hole was made
by' the heel of a shoe.
Davis, in the afternoon, met Moore,
and after cursing him in a public
place told" him to arm himself, that he
would kill him at sight. Davis is very
badly hurt. The affair creates great
excitement and further trouble is ex
pected. The Martin-Brown .company . was
organized here to-day, with a capital
of $500,000, to conduct a dry goods
Mrs. Belle Burchelle, postmistress,
will go to Waco to-morrow, with
United States Marshal McKee, to ap
pear before the United States court
to answer the charges against her.
Houston, April 11. Ever since the
burning of the truck house on the
night of April 1 detectives have been
searching for the incendiary, as they
did not accept the theory that a lamp
was accidently jostled to the' floor as
an old truck left the building. To-day
a lad went before the grand jury and
confessed that at the instigation of
Jeff Buckingham, the driver, and
Chas. Super ville, hjs associate, he lit a
bale "of hay when the old truck and
driver left the building to answer a
false alarm which had been pre
arranged. Both of the young men
have been arrested. The scheme on
their part was merely to burn down
the old shell, knowing the citizens
would erect a new house which
woidd be to the advantage of the
volunteer company. They did not
dream but that the new truck would
be pulled from the building and
saved, but the hour was so late and
the flames spread so rapidly that by
the time assistance arrived nothing
could be done. The only material
loss was the truck, which cost $3500.
The boys kept quiet about the mat
ter after the disastrous result, but
their guilt has come to light. It is
highly probable that the act was the
result ol boyish thoughtlessness. It
will go hard with them.
To-night a hght oc :urred back of
the Oxford theatre between three
negroes. Two brothers, Dan and Ike
Irvine, cut Bill Meyers pretty severe
ly with a razor. Ike, who is supposed
to have done the cutting, was lodged
in jail. His brother escaped.
At the annual election for officers
of the Houston cotton exchange and
board of trade to-day, the following
officers were elected: President, &am
McAsham; vice president, H. W.
Garrow; treasurer, F. A. Rice; direc
tors, Wm. Christian, S, K, McDhenny,
Wm. M. Read, W. D. Cleveland, Geo.
L. Porter. Wm. V. R. Watson and A.
Galveston, April 11. 'The steam
ship Whitney arrived this morning
from Vera Gruz, with about sixty
cabin and five deck passengers.
Among the former were Col. Jno.
Scullin, general manager of the
southern division of the Mexican
National railway; J. P. Harris, gen
eral freight and passenger agent of
the Mexican Central railway, and
wife; Mr. J. P. Hale, a Cali
fornia capitalist, and . (ieorge
W. Dupree and lady, of New Or
leans. Mr. Dupree was one of the
original proprietors of the New Or
leans Democrat, and is quite promi
nent in that city. The Whitney had
but five packages at 10 o'clock for
Mr. Jno. Scullin has resigned his
position - as general 'manager of
the southern division of the
Mexican Central railway for the
purpose of directing his attention to
his private business, which is large
and varied. He is enthusiastic in ref
erence to the grand possibilities and
wonderful resources of Mexico, which
but await their full developement by
the completion of the railways now
under construction in that country.
Of the railways Mr. Scullin states
that all lines which are controlled by
American capital are being pushed
forward as rapidly aa capital and men
can construct them. - j
Dr. Swearingen, state health officer,
accompanied by the mayor and
Architect Clayton, went out to Fort
Point this morning and inspected the
disinfecting warehouse in course of
construction there. Dr. Swearingen
was deli&rhted with the manner in
which the building was being erected.
Congressman Ochiltree win arrive
here on the 18th inst
Dallas, April 11. No arrests have
been made in the Free-Malone shoot
ing affray reported last night Prof
Malone is reported to be doing well
and no serious results are anticipated
from his wounds. His son, Claude
Malone, and Wm. Free were dismissed
from the service ofj Sanger Bros, this
John C. McCoy, Lawrence Knepfly.
and other representatives of Dallas
commandery. Knights Templar, leave
on Monday for San Antonio to at
tend tne annual conclave ot the
Grand Commandery of the state to be
neiu April 18, iy and 2U.
Mrs. S. A. Williams, a highly
esteemed lady, died last night at the
family residence, corner Commerce
street and Ackard avenue, and was
buried to-day. The funeral ceremony
was neia at at. Matthew s Episcopal
C. E. Roseville, charged with
burglary, was to-day -discharged on
habeas corpus proceedings in the dis
Dallas, April 11. A representa-
of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa
Fe railroad company has spent several
days in Dallas looking over the Texas
trunk; railroad, learning its condition.
its present carrying trade, the char
acter ot the country through which
it is projected and posting him
self generally in regard to the
property. The representative left
the city a day or two ago, and it now
leaks out in railroad circles that a
special committee of the Atchison,
Topeka and Santa Fe directory have
been and are conferring with the
bondholders and other creditors of the
Texas Trunk to learn the financial
status of the road, with a view to be
coming possessed of it. The fore
closure sale is to occur at Dallas on
the first Tuesday in May next. The
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
people are represented as being
anxious to secure the Texas Trunk
and extend it from Dallas through
northwest Texas to a connection with
their main line in New Mexico, and
continue the constructed part of the
road from Kauff man to Sabine Pass
as a gulf outlet for their system.
The strike of the brakemen on the
Iron Mountain road, between Texar
kana and Little Rock, has necessi
tated the sending of most of the
freight of the Gould system in north
Texas over the Missouri Pacific. The
prospect is that freights will resume
their proper routes in a day or two.
RAILROAD PROPERTY DESTROYED.
Winona, Minn., April 11. The
round house and machine shop of the
Winona and St. Peter division of the
Northwestern railroad was burned
this morning. Eleven locomotives
are badly damaged. Loss, 35,000; no
THE SCHILLER TRIAL.
Milwaukie, . Wis,, April 11. At
the morning session of the Schiller
trial the prosecution opened their
case by calling C. D. Nash, president
oftheNewhall house company, and
questioned him in regard to the plan
of the house and its safety.
THE ALMS HOUSE INVESTIGATION.
Boston, April 11 In the Tewks
bury alms house investigation to-day
Frank Barker, formerly in charge of
the insane building, said the beds
were in a filthy condition. The charge
of bathing of male patients in tank
fifteen feet wide and one foot deep
was sworn to. As many as eighty
four bathed in the same water, which
was rarely changed. Patients would
object to going in and would be put
in by force. The governor attempted
to have testimony of what' insane
female inmates had told witness in
troduced, but after a discussion it
was suppressed. Mark Heatheote, a
policeman, who took a foundling to
the alms house, saw a nurse filling its
mouth with soap. Dr. Dean, a grad
uate of Harvard medical school, testi
fied that when he was a student, per
haps fifty bodies were used during
the winter term.
Milwaukee, April 11. A New
York special says: President Colby
is now in that city closing negotia
tions for the sale of the Wisconsin
Central to the Villard syndicate,
being a preliminary step to the estab
lishment of a transcontinental line
from New York to Portland, Oregon,
with the construction of the Northern
Pacific link connecting Superior City
and Ashland, Wisconsin. The Cen
tral gains an entrance to Milwaukee
with another link to Chicago, to
gether with a complete through line
to in ew x one via tne uranu Trunk
and West Shore road. However, the
entire line will .not be under the
single management of Villard, he
contenting himself at least for the
present with the traffic agreement
east of Chicago. It is thought the
whole line will be in operation by
New York, April 11. The decision
in the lower court as to dividends on
fifteen millions of dollars of Western
Union telegraph stock being calcu
lated to embarrass innocent stock
holders, Gould has determined .. to
assume personal responsibility, pay
ing the dividends on all of the stock
out of his own , fund, amounting to
$i,4uu,uuu. The louowing is his an
nouncement to that effect:
"In view of the serious incon
venience to many persons from mali
cious and vexatious suits against the
western union telegraph company,
I have arranged with the Mercantile
trust company to advance to all
stockholders of the Western Union
telegraph company on and after April
12, lood, upon assignments to me at
the office of said trust company of
their right to receive the same. That
portion of the January dividend still
unpaid will be arranged, lor in the
same manner. Signed, ay Gould,
New York, April 11, 1883.
RAILWAY OFFICIAL CHANGES.
St. Louis, April 11. Two circulars
were issued this afternoon by R. S.
Hayes, one as first vice president of
the Missouri Pacific railroad, stating
that under the condition of things
H. M. Hoxie, third vice president is
relieved from attention to. assessment
and taxation of properties, and
further that James G. Howe, assistant
secretary, will have charge of all
matters pertaining to assessment and
taxation, and also of the purchase of
materials and supply. The second
circular, issued from the the Wabash
and St. Louis Pacific, offices, announ
ces that Jno. C. Gault having resigned,
H. M. -Hoxie, third vice president,
will assume charge of the freight and
passenger traffic, and that Jas. G.
Howe, secretary, in addition to his
duties as secretary will take charge of
assessment and taxation and purchas
ing of supplies. It further announces
that heads of departments, except as
above stated, will continue as here
railroad tlme convehtion.
St. Louis, April 11. The general
railroad time convention met here at
11 o'clock with a large attendance. P.
P. Wright of Cleveland, is in the
chair, and W. F.Allen, of Philadel
phia, is secretary. On motion the
present officers were continued an
other year. The present through
time schedule was re-adopted, and it
was resolved that changes go into
effect May 13. A resolution on stan
dard time was adopted as follows:
That road3 east of and adjacent to
Washington shall run by seventy-fifth
meridian, or eastern time; between
those points and Kansas City trains
shall tun by ninetieth meridian, or
central time, or one hour slower than
eastern time; trains west of Kansas
City shall run by one hundred and
fifth and one hundred and twenty
fifth meridian, or western time, two
and three hours slower, respectively,
than eastern time. A committee was
appointed to Teport at next meeting
on a uniform' signal system.
f Gladstone, according to his son's
statement, is determined to retire per
manently from public life at an early
jLJL i 0
Seventy-Eighth Day's Proceedings.
AU8TIN, April 11, 188"
The senate met at the appointed hour;
uieui. uor. m irun presiding ua a quo
rumpresent. Prayer was offered by the chaplain.
xiev ur. smooi.
On motion ol Mr. Harris, reafliou the
juurimrwas uispenseu with.
By Mr. Davis: For relief of free Pc'nol
teacners. Jtelerrea to educational om
Offered by Mr. Martin: Srnale bill
No. 357, amending tbe revised - ivil
statutes Axing tbe bond of tbe .state I rvas
urer at $250,000, and tbe organization (l
Reeves county. Committee report favor
ably received under suspension of the
Mr. Gibbs introduced senate bill 3113,
federal court bill, to serve civil proceHweit
and arrest criminals.
Motion to pass, notwithstanding gov
ernor's veto 22 ayes. Bill passed.
House amendment substitute senate
bill 305, to revise civil statutex, relating
to drainage of public roads expends of
same to be paid out ol general levenue
concurred in l.y senate.
Tbe chair laid before the seuate the
Mr. Pfeufler stated tbat the bill had not
been before the senate finance committee,
and moved that it be referred.
- Mr. Qooch thought it it should be re
ferred to the finance committee, the i-cn-ate
ought at once to adjourn to as t
permit tbe committee to have a meeting
Mr. Shannon thought the senate should
go into committee ot the whole upo a. con
sideration of the bill.
The ayes and noes were called on Mr.
Pfeutfer's motion, resulting iu the refer
ence oi the bill by a vole of 15 ayes to 9
Mr. Pope called up house bill No. 65, iu
reference to amending the law for p o
tection ot game. Passed-
On motion of Mr. Pieuffer. the senate
adjourned till 3 p. m , in order to give the
uname committee time to consider on
the deficiency bill and report thereon. .
Mr. Pieufier, chairman of committee
on finance, reported the bouse deficiency
bill, with amendments.
On motion ol Mr. Goocli the senate
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
upon the bill.
The committee amendments were
taken up separately, and the Jollowing
sorters' hire, commlsloners of aDDeals.
Galveston, f 30.
Court of appeals. Austin, for books and
or expenses or lult relating to title of
certain lands of Agricultural and Me
chanical college, tSOO.
to pay buacKielord county for Quaran
tining against smallpox, $'iU7.36.
to aenciency lor Quarantining against
smallpox, and expenses incurred Inci
dent thereto, $25,000.
The committee amendment to strike
out the appropriation of $075 for W. W.
Searcy, executive clerk, and Mr. Mllby
$22.90, and J. W. Swindells $002.82, was
The amendment to strike out tbe ap
propriation of $150.15 ior T. J. Zink,
guard at the Hunts ville penitentiary ,was
To add for S. N. Pickens, for services
as inspector and guard for the liuk pen
itentiary, $2 -7.50 Adopted.
to auu ior t. d. Harris, suerin ol van
Zandt county for conveying prisoners,
$147. . .
To add for H. ;. Denny, In payment of
claim of J. M. Kiser, sheriff of Be 1 coun
ty, for conveying prisoners, $101.50.
To strike out under the head ot ''mis
cellaneous" $450,appropriated for the vet
eran board, and Insert " Deffenbaugh
$2r0, Hunter $250 and Johnson $500."
Mr. MatlocK: Bubsutute lor amendment
"to pay board of veterans for service
rendered since July 2, 18S1, $1424.
To add to original contract for building
capitol $300. Passed over.
TO add ror Thomas uoegrmlor. balance
due orr-nlano lor executive mansion.
To add to pay Tom Marsh, agent, for
rent of rooms for state offices, $170.
To add lor Wm. Brueggerhoff, for
rent, $818. Adopted.
To add to pay H. Bagadale, for sur
veying university lands, $100. Adopted.
To add to pay Galveston News for no
tices of commission of appeals, $12 35;
asylums, $85.80. Adopted.
To add to pay W. T. Thompson for
rent, $381. Adopted.
To strike out '$15,00) to pay teachers
and insert $20,C0O. Adopted.
To add to the quarantine deficiency, for
Christian Hess, $32.02; Duval county,
$219.:" 0; Nueces county, $1504 Adopted.
To add to the deficiency to pay the pub
lic debt the following: Claims foe service
rendered for frontier defence, $5000.
To add : To pay A. W. Kiley, for pub
lishing citation in etcbeat suit, van
Zndt county, $40 95. Adopted.
Mr. Johnston, of belby, amendment:
Adding O. t. Roberts, Jr , executive
clerk, $1190; H.L. Spain, executive clerk,
On motion of Mr. Gooch, the commit
MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE
Announced the passage of senate bill
No. 293, authorizing certain cities and
towns to contract corporate limits, with
Senate bill No. 210, authorizing the
city council of certain cities and towns
to appoint a board of school trustees.
Senate bill fixing the time for holding
courts In the various judicial districts ot
House concurrent resolution, appro
priating from the contingent fund a
sufficient amount to pay tbe per diem of
members, officers and employes of the
Mr. Martin reported tbat the committee
ot tree conference on tbe house game
law bill had agreed by taking irom the
list of exempted counties Fails and Na
varro, and by placing in the
list of exemptions the counties of Tyler.
Liberty,-Hardin, Jefferson. Orange, J as-p-
r and Newton.
Mr. Farrar, for conierence committee
on the senate land fraud bill, reported
that an agreement had been reached, pro
posing certain changes In the bill.
Mr. Gibbs moved reconsideration of
the vote by which the committee ma
jority report on tbe general appropriation
bill was adopted.
Mr. Johnston, of Shelby, moved a call
of the senate.
Mr. Houston absent.
On motion of Mr. Goot-h, Mr. Houuon
was excused for non-attendance, owing
to illness in his family.
Mr. Gooch moved the previous question
on tbe motion to reconsider.
Ordered, and the vote reconsidered.
Mr. Davis moved adoption of the mi
nority report, and moved the previous
question on the motion.
Ordered, and the minority repoit
adopted by a vote ol 18 to 9.
MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE
Announced the adoption by the house of
tbe report ot free conference committee
upon the seuate substitute land fraud
Tbe free conference committee on the
"land fraud bill" agreed that the
house should recede Irom its second
amendment, which amendment provides
for the investigation or tbe manner in
which Haskell county was put on the
market in tbe city or Austin, and as to
who were the purchasers of the land, and
what persons, il any, connected with the
land office bad bought lands?
They recommended a substitute for
section 6, which provides that suits shall
be brought within one year, and may be
brought in the county where tbe land
lies, or to which the county is attached
for judicial purposes, or in tbe county oi
the residence of the purchaser, as tbe
state may elect; hut suns rgainst eopora
tiona or non-residents, or persons who
have purchased as much or more than
twenty-five sections of land more than
the seven sections allowed by law, shall
be brought in Travis county.
Mr. Shannon moved tbat tbe senate ad
iourn till 9 a. m. Thursday. Lost. Ayes
13, noes 14.
Mr.Terrell offered an emergency clause.
Adopted, and tbe bill passed.
Mr. Randolph called up senate bill No.
268, providing for tbe election of assistant
attorney for the twelfth judicial district.
Mr Gooch called un senate bill amend
ing tbe law relating fo notice of appeal
from justices ot the peace, with majority
house committee report Tbe bill pro
poses a change In practice by doing away
with tbe necessity of giving notice ol
appeal In open court
Mr. Shannon thought the bill was con
ceived far the benefit of railroad law
yer wno desire to appeal all cases from
the justices' courts and find it inconven
ient to attend in order to give notice of
appeal In open court.
air. Utbbs thought the bill meritorious,
and tbat it should be referred.
Mr. Martin thought tbe bill did not
have sufficient meiit to justify a change of
Mr. Shannon moved the adoption of
the adverse mnjority report. Lost by a
vote of 15 nays to 11 yeas
Mr. Chesley moved to adjourn till
Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Lost.
Bill pasi-ed to third reading.
On motion ol Mr. Martin, the senate
adjourned till Thursday at 10 a. m.
HOUSE OK RIPRXSENT4TIVES.
House met at the appointed hour.
Speaker Gibson and a quorum present.
Pryer by the chaplain.
THE PENITENTIARY QTfSTIOX.
The bouse resumed consideration of
the new penitentiary bill, house bill No.
7411. the MtlPRtlnn nonrii mr ft... .. ..11....
. - - I I - " PI 1'W 'i .Uj-'UIO
ment beiug amendmeut of Mr. Klllott and
substitute therefor by Mr. Trylor, both
of which alter some discussion were
Mr. Travlnr nnnrl suhaiii.ifa fnm h.
first section ot tbe bill, providing tor
three commissioners at a salary of $3000
each, with a clerk at $1600 per annum.
The commissioners are to give boiid of .
$25,000 and make oath for the proper dis.
uii:e ui uieir uui ies, wuicu are aeuoca.
Itv Mr. Puttnn- Amnfwl tha itn,n1man.
by substituting two for three commit
sioncrs aud $2500 for3 CO as their salary
The question was discussed pro and
Limestone, McKinney, Krymier, Upton,
oittguur, Ayrcs auu oiuers.
' A VETO SUSTAINED
Pending discussion. Mr. Nash waa
granted permission to nail up the gover
nor's veto of senate bill 833, granting the
United States jurisdiction over earLain
properly in Dallas lor tbe erection of a
Mr. Cochran made the usual motion
tbat the bill pass, the veto notwithstand
ing. i.ost ior tne want ol the required two-
thirds vote ayes 50, noes 81. So the bill
was defeated. .
THE GAME LAW.
Messrs. Hill, Harkness and Garrison
were appointed on the free conference
committee on tbe bill amending the game
THE PENITENTIARY QUESTION,
The Taylor Patton substitute was loit
Ayes 2d. noes 46.
Amendmeut by Mr. Barry, nrovldtnr'
for election ol superintendent by tha
people wa lost. .
By Mr. McKinney: Add to eulldu.2
provisiou that the Deciteutiarv board
shall appoint a general financial agent.
who shall exercise tbe powers and duties
which may be prescribed by the board,
and receive such eompebsatlon as the
board may prescribe.
Amendment by Mr. Browning that the
salary shall not exceed $3009. Adopted.
Amendment as thus amended waa
Minor amendments by Mr. Frvmler and
jir. juounuDU were auopveo..
Mr. camp moved tbe previous Question.
aud the bill was engrossed. .
Amendment by Mr. Garrison, provld
Ing, if tbe board deem proper, for our- Y
cnt.se oi a larm or farms on which sell
supporting convicts may be employed,
Ky Mr. Ayres: Dlspenslnglwith sen
ate confirmation of the board. Adopted.
I he bl:l finally passed, and Mr. McKin
ney moved to reconsider and lay the mo
tion on the t ble. Carried.
Tbe vote on the final passage was. ares
74, noes 8.
Mr. Upton In the chair". "
Senate bill 859. prescribing Cities and
pay oi quarantine omcers, was called up
ub i-epurteu uu lavurauiy oy mr. rarsonSj--'
chairman of committee on health and
quarantine mattors. !
xue uiii uuauy passeu.
Mr. Taylor called up senate Joint reso
lution No. 43, diminishing the number of
terms of tbe county court, being on Its
first passage. Passed.
Mr. Moursund called up senate bill 298.
adding articles 503a and 503b, providing
lor severance of territory from town cor- '
poratlons under certain provisions.
Mr. McBride called up senate bill 220.
to refupd saloon keepers pro rata of
licenses taken out where tbe local option'
law has been applied before the licenses
Mr. Cramer called up senate bill 851.
changing time of holding district court
in tbe ninth district Passed.
Mr Phelps called up senate bill 181.
giving police powers to the Texas bat
talion or Texas rangers, ror tne better
protection of tbe frontier from thieves
The bill was discussed pro and con by
Messrs. Phelps, Kobinson ot Jack, Brown
ing, Taylor, wurzDacn ana uiu,ana, on
motion ol Mr. Hill, was indefinitely tost-
ponea. - jf
House adjourned till a p. m.
Speaker Glbso 4 end a quorum present,
The speaker announced as tLe pending
business motion of Mr. Cochran Vo take
up senate bill 820, providing for appoint--,
ment by city and town councils of boardu-
of ochnol trustees.
Mr. Rosenthal opposed tbe bill from
Republican standpoint. He didn't see
why tbe Democrats wanted so undemo
cratic a measure as this ta'dng the elec
tions away from tbe people.
Mr. Uptoi. thought if It was not demo
cratic it ought to suit his Republican col
league, who should consequently feel
graiifind. It might afford him an excuse
lor corning over to the Democratic party.
After further pleasantries In the dis
cussion tbe bill passed. .
Mr. Latham csiled up joint resolution
No. 20, inviting reciprocity with the
Mexican government to prevent, tbe
spread of yellow lever and any Infectious
diseases on the Rio Grande frontier, and
calling the attention of congress to the
subject, by sending copies ol tbe resolu
tion to our representatives at Washington.
Tbe resolution passed.
PROVIDISCf FOR PER DIEM.
Mr. Upton presented report aa to un
appropriated balance of the contingent
fund. Also concurrent resolution pro
viding tor transferor the same to make
good deficiency in the appropriation of
the mileage and per diem of tne mem
bers; The resolution passed.
Mr. Barrett called up senate bill 824,tbe
object of which, he said, was to locate
Confederate lan l certificates.
The house refused to suspend the rules. -
Mr. Cochran in the chair.
Mr. Stringer called up tbe resolution
looking to final adjournment next Fri
day. Mr- Wurzoach opposed the motion till
the laud bill waii disposed of.
Mr. Frymler: And the appropriation
Mr. Upton ;m ved to postpone the res
olution until 11 a. m. Thursday. Car .
ried. THE GOVKUNOR'S VETO AGAIN.
Mr Foster of Grayson called up tbe
motion to reconsider the vote tuttatning
tbe governor's veto of senate biil 833, to
authorize the ciry ot Dallas to grant juris
diction to the Ualted States over certain
property In that city for the purpose of
erecting a publlis building. -
Tbe bill was ably discussed by Messrs.
Acker, Taylor, Labatt,Wurzbacb, Upton,
Cravens, KcKlnney, Foster of Giaysoa,
and MdUrsund, and again by Messrs.
Aciter ana xavior, woen jut. c osie,
Limestone moved a call ot tbe bo
After some minor businesspelidlngtbe
call, the rules were suspelided and tbe
motion to reconsider prevailed and the
bill was passed c ver the governor's veto
ayes 55; noes 27.
THE LAND FRAUD BILL.'
Mr. Armisteac. presented report of free
conference committee. Report adopted.
Tbe commtiuie recommend tbat tbe
house recede from iu second amendment,
allowing two years, and recommend
twelve months as time In which suits are
to be 'brought; that tbe house recede
from its second amendment excepting
Paschal county; and presented a substi
tute Inr section 6 and the fourth amend
ment ofthe home; suits shall be brought
In twelve lnontis in the county where
tbe land in question is situated, or In the
county to wniclisucb county where the
land Is situated is attached for judicial
purposes, or in tbe county of the resi
dence of the put chaser, or the person for
whose benefit tbe purchases were made,
as the state mny elect; provided, tbat
suits for the recovery of such lands
against non-renidents or corporations
shall be brought in the district court of
Travis county; and provides further, that
in all c-ises where twenty-five sections or
more of land in excess of the seven sec
tions authorised by law to ba
purcq-sed, baie been turchased by
or tor the the benefit ot any
oue person or corporation, suit for tbe
recovery thereof shall be brought In the
district court of Travis' county.
Mr. Hill presented report of free con
ference on tbe fUh and game MIL.
Report adopt d.
Mr. Flsber eilled up senate bill 211,
authorizing county commissioners courts
to issue bonds a ad levy tax to build court-bouse-
and jails j:
Pending eon (deration, the house ad
journed till ti.ni. Thursday.
Cot ti mud on Second Fuge.J