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INDEXING THE HOUSE
Statement of Chief Clerk Saddler.
Mr. A. D. Saddler, Chief Clerk of
the House of Representatives, in a
communication to Speaker Foster,
claims that the journal or proceedings
or March za shows that the resolution
apportioning work amonjr the em
ployes of the House after adjourn
ment, failed to pass.lancl that the Read
ing Clerk, Mr. Finger, lnconectly
stated the vote to De 43 ayes, instead
of 41 ayes, and 29 noes, a total of 70
votes, and one less than the requisite
number. lie also claims that Mr,
Finger mis-stated the ?ote on Mr,
Cravens' motion to table Mr. Davis'
motion to reconsider the vote an the
Mr. Finger, he states, announced,
to be 41 ayes and 41) noes, while the
actual showing, by names, Mr. Sad
ler contends, is 41 ayes and 41 noes
by which, under the rules, the motion
to table was lost, ana not carried as
announced. Only 70 members having
voted according to Air. &aaier s show
ing, Mr. Finger, he says, made a mis
take in reporting 71 voted, an error
which- jufct sufficed to make a quorum.
Mr. Sadler, to quote his own words,
further says; "To prevent a vote on
the motion to reconsider, by which
vote I have the strongest reasons to
believe the House would have reced
ed from its seemingly adoption of
the re3oluilon, it was necessary that
the motion to tnble, should prevail
Forty-ono voted aye, and forty-one
voted no. as a eimpla addition of
names will verify, but Mr. Finger
made the mistake ot amnouuemg the
vote as forty-one ayes and forty noes,
which was jiut mistake enough to
make it appear that the motion had
"It Is enough to show that the reso
lution failed of adoption (Mr. Sadler
concludes) and ia consequently with
out legal force or euect, and that
there is no authority by any other
resolution, for officers or employes of
me uouse to perform, or receive pay
lor services performed after adjourn
ment. If any of them have performed,
or snau assume to perrorm services as
pertaining by precedent and usage to
their several positions, it will rest
with the Legislature, hereafter, to
provide proper compensation to those
who, in its judgment, have acted
la eood faith."
The above presents the material is
sues as to the record, according tor Mr,
Sadler's showing, divested of the per
sonal allusions of his communication
to parties concerned with him in the
ternoon wken the District Attorney
closed tne tinai speecn, and the case
was left with the jury, after an able
and impartial charge by his honor.
juage A. fc. walker, ijno verdict
had been rendered at a late hour last
I he cases set for to-day are a3 fol
lows: State vs. John Crisp, for theft
of a horse; State vs. Geo. Douglass.
(col.), assault with intent to rape;
state vs. Unas, ilcuiure. iorgery:
State vs. Ed Mahoner, theft over 820;
State vs. William Burke, assault with
inten to murder, and burglary.
OVER THE CITY.
Stray Notes of Home Interest PleVed
up in Reportorlal KambUnaa.
The Legislators all have fled.
The town is dull at night.
There's no on a left to paint it red
By getting Jolly tight .
On and after April 5th (to-day) the
train leaving Austin at 6 p. in., and
the one arriving at 8:30 a. ni., will be
discontinued on the Houston & Texas
SCENE IN COURT.
A .Reporter Assaulted by an Irate
.Female Her Attorney Draws
In Sunday's issue of The Daily
Statesman there appeared a para
graph that highly offended a notoriuos
woman ot the First Ward, named
Mollie Seymour. She was so highly
incensed that she went to. several
places in search of the offending re
porter, breathing dire threats
of vengeance. I3ut as re
porters are almost always on
the go, she didn't succeed in getting
an interview with the object of her
wrath until yesterday afternoon.
About half-past 4 o'clock the city
editor of The Statesman was ap
proached by Deputy-Sheriff M. 13.
Crenshaw, who told him that he must
go before Justice I'urnell and give
bond, at the same time producing a
warrant for hfs" arrest. The charge
was for "imputing a lack of chastity
to a female. It seemed a somewhat
strange pretext on which to issue a
warrant, taking all the facts into
consideration, but the reporter went
along with the officer to Justice Fur
nell's court room, located on the sec-,
ond story just above the Bank Saloon
on East Pecan street. There were
E resent the woman, Mollie Seymour,
er attorney It. II. Brumby, and his
Honor, the Justice.
The proceedings seemed rather in
formal, and as it afterwards turned
out, exceedingly irregular. The wo
man was armed with a short stick
about the size of an ordinary walking
cane. She was evidently m a rage,
some talk ensued which resulted in
the reporter being placed under bond.
Suddenly the woman approached him
and dealt two rapid blows on his
shoulder with her heavy cane. It
didn't hurt him, but as she kept up the
attack with an annoying perseverance
he was forced to defend himself as
best he could, using no other weapon
than those of nature. At this, her
lawyer. It. H. Brumby, interfered by
""drawing a six-shooter, cocking it,
and nourishing it in a threatening
manner, evidently with the in
tention of shooting the reporter.
The justice and deputy then inter
fered and matters were for a time
quieted. The reporter withdrew, but
was followed up without being aware
of it, by the irate Mollie and asjain
assaulted. The affair will probably
come up in the courts.
A BIG .BLUNDER.
About the Itaeket-Sbop BUI A Senator
Thinks It Inoperative.
On account of the late sensational
developments in regard, to what was
known as tha "bucket L:op" bill, it
may interest the public to know that
although the bill parsed " both houses
of the Legislature and afterwards re
ceived the Governor's signature, it is
quite likely to be of no force.
Senator Jerdone was the first to dis
cover the discrepancy, that is very apt
to prove fatal to the measure
to suppress the "bucket-shops."
On a careful scrutiny of the bill yes
terday he saw it was entitled an act
to amend chapter 2, title 2, of the re
nal Code, by adding to article 354, an
other article to be classed as 354a. The
iliw was seen in an Instant. Title 2,
of the Fena! Code, contains no such
article as 354, and article 354 of the
Penal Code, which the bill seektto
amend, is found under title 11, which
Dertaias to Quite another matter,
is soon as ne bad sausned nimseir
of the defect, Senator Jerdone called
on Gov. Ireland and asked him
if he had noticed the blun
der. - He had not done so
Supposing everything in proper shape
the Governor had signed his name to
the bUL un being reterred to tne
statutes, the inaccuracy stated above
was pointed out. whereupon he re
marked, "I guess that makes it inop
erative' or words to the same ef
Thus it will be seen that after all
the efforts of the honorable gentleman
from Harris (Tankersley) the "bucket
shops" are still in the ring, and the
"future business not altogether
thin ot the past. But the question
arises, who made the mistake i How
did such an egregious error ever man'
age to creep in V Was it purely acci
dental? pr was it a sleek schemer
.ROUGH OS EATS."
Clears out rats. mice, roaches, fleas,
ants, bed-bugs, Bkunks, chipmunks
gophers. 15c. Druggists. -..
Progress ef the Morgan Trial Cases Set
Yesterday was taken up in hearing
arsrument or counsel in the case or
Walter Morzan for the killing of Jos.
Henderson. District Attorney ltob-
ertso -opened lor the S tte
a vigorous sown. He
followed by Judjje Terrti'.
Major Walton, both of whom made
excteiinirly strong appeal in defense
of their client. It was late la the a
The nizht train on the Central road
has been abandoned.
Mr. sam j; rencn win present a
handsome black walnut chancel to
St. David's Church.
The number of letters and packages
distributed by the carriers of the Aus
tin postoflice during the last month
Prof. Proctor lectures on "The way
of the World" and "The Sun." Both
discourses are said to be particularly
HThe majority of the saloon keepers
of this city have been arrested on in
dictments chareine them with sellina1
liquor to minors.
The paragraph about "a setting
sun - was an wronir. xne sun still
sheds its brilliant beams athwart the
country round about Austin.
xne iuneral of Air. a. T. lorbett
was largely attended, eyidencinar the
high respect in which deceased was
held by a large circle of friends.
There will be a base ball match be
tween the University students and a
Georgetown nine in this city on the
21st. It will be an exciting contest
Roger Hartman, a young white
man convicted of horse theft, was
sentenced to five years in the peniten
tiary by Judge A. S. Walker yesterday.
Hon. John Hancock is said to have
been victimized by a sleek forger, who
skilfully imitated hi3 signature. The
sharper's name has been kept concealed.
The marble bust of Sam Houston.
lately on exhibition at the Temporary
apitoi, nas been placed in uovernor
Ireland s office, by the sculptor, Mr.
Over seventj witnesses have been
summoned iu lbs Pearson murder
case which comes up on Monday the
ldth, inst. The trial will likely occu
py an entire week.
A merry crowd of six vnunir rnmv
ies, or ootn sexes, chaperoned by Mrs.
Z. T. Taylor, had a pleasant time yes
terday. They spent the day in a beau
tiful grove in Horst's pasture.
A base ball team, composed entirely
of females, will give an exhibition of
their skill with the bat in Austin on
the 24th inst. Wonder if this is an
other "Adamless Eden" crowd.
The race3 at the Turner Hall rink
failed to come tit last night, owing to
the spilling of oil on the lioor, the an
nouncement of which, made the con
testants decline to enter the lists.
If any person has lost articles of
female underwear, a lady's gold
watch and other articles of jewelry.
some information may be obtained by
inquiring ot Deputy Marshal Tom
The lectures of Prof. Proctor, the
English astronomer, to be delivered
here next week were looked forward
to with eager interest by the cultured
class of Austin. They will be held in
the. Baptist Church.
Detective John Chenneville lost a
valuable saddle horse yesterday. The
animal, in trying to leap over an iron
fence, fell upon the sharp-pointed
palings, and was so badly hurt that
it wa3 killed in order to cut short
Little Christian Montgomery, an
infant about two years old, whose
parents live on Bois d'Arc street, fell
from a window to the ground, a dis
tance of some ten feet, yesterday
morning, and strange to say, was not
Prof. J. E. Smith, the accomplished
teacher, has recently resigned his po
sition, as principal of the graded
school to accept the chief clerkship in
the office of Hon. B. M. Baker, Super
intendent ot Public Instruction. The
selection is a good one.
A wreck of a freight train on San
Antonio end of the International a few
miles beyond Buda, prevented the
prompt arrival of the 11:50 North
bound express. The engine ran into
a horse, and four cars were ditched,
thus delaying the passenger train
until the wreck was cleared.
The soldierly tramp, tramp, of the
Austin Greys have made the Avenue
resound and re-echo, during the. late
beautiful nights. They are vigorous
ly training for the great drill at Mo
bile, that comes off next month. May
the boys carry off some of the honors
of that glorious day, and come back
to receive the smile and applause that
always greet the victors.
Prof. M. W. Humphreys, of the
State University has been the recipient
of many compliments lately, for an
edition of the "Frogs," the most cele
brated play of Aristophanes, tne
great comic poet of Greece. The book
has received the warmest commenda
tions of scholars all over the country.
Such men as Goodwin and Gildei-
sleeve and White have written to
Prof. Humphreys, warmly congratu
lating him on the suecess ot his work.
it has already been adopted in many
of the leading colleges and universi
ties, as Yale, Harvard, Vanderbilt
and others. The book not only re
flects ere dit on the scholarly author.
but also on the University of
Texas, of which he is one of the
THE BATTLE FLAft.
Col. Stephen II. Darden was the last
man who bore the nag of the ourth
Texas Itegiment, alluded to in yester
day's statesman, in the battle of
Sharpsburg. This was after four
others had fallen as the standard-
bearers of the regiment. Col. Carter,
of Austin, who was commander ot
the regiment, died of wounds received
in the service.
A couple of Austin men intend
running a little steamer from the foot
of th Avenue to Mount Bonnell, for
the benefit of pleasure seekers and
picnic parties. The have already a
force at work clearing a channel of
some 25 feet in width by 3 in depth, to
give tree passage to their vessel.
There are only a few bad places to be
opened up by removal of rocks,gravel.
etc. An engine has been sent for and
expected to arrive every day. The
little steamer will have seating room
for about fifty passengers. There
seems no reason way the plan should
not be a success.
A FAMOUS FLAG.
Upon application made to Gov. Ire
land, the old battle nag of the 4th
Texas regiment was yesterday for
warded by Capt. W. C. Walsh, who
was an officer of the command, to
Baltimore, where a bazaar is to be
held sometime during the month for
the benefit of Confederate soldiers.
The flag was presented to the regi
ment by Miss Louise Wigfall (now
Mrs. Wright, of Baltimore), who is the
daughter of ex-Senator Louis T. Wier-
f all. To it are attached pennants in
dicating engagements In which the
banner was borne, including the bat
tle of Sharpsburg, where it was gal
lantly defended by a remnant of but
sixty of its brave followers. It will
probably be accompanied by the
touching letter of ; Col. Hood, (subse
quently Major - General Hood), ac
knowledging its reception, and the
even more touching letter of Col. Car
ter, of Austin, who was in command
ot the regiment when the flag was
returned to Miss WigtalJ, while still
at home in Texas.
OF INTEREST TO LAWYERS.
The Supreme Court, consisting of
Chief Justice Willie, and Associate
Justices. J. W. Stray ton and C. S.
West, will convene in this city to
morrow, and remain" in session for
three months. There are now on the
docket about 175 cases, and the clerk
expects to file at let' at 100 more to
morrow. The motion docket of the
first assignment will be called on Wed
nesday, and the first call of the trial
docket will be had on Thursday. To
morrow is the last day lor hling trans
cripts on the first assignment, and
Wednesday the last day for hllng mo
tif ns. The second assignment, to
which Travis and surrounding count
ies belong, will be taken up three
weeks from to-morrow. The Com
missioners of Appeals, consisting of
Presiding Judge It. S. Walker, and
Judges Watts and Delany, will con
vene in the Supreme Court room, to
morrow, at 10 o'clock. It is expected
that, with the help of this court, the
Supreme Court will be enabled to
entire docket by the end of
"I have both used and sold Prick
ly ash Bitters for a number of
years, and think it the best bitters
made tor Billiousness, Liver Com
plaints and for toning up the system,"
so writes W. H. Cole, Druggist, of
Joplin, Mo. A single trial of this
remedy will convince any person of
the truth of the above.
An Interesting Meeting; of the Local
There was a very interesting meet
ing of the Travis County Medical So
ciety last night. An instructive paper
was read by Dr. W. A. Morris, and
thoroughly discussed by the other
members. Delegates were elected
to the State Medical Association
and also to the American
Medical Association. The former
convenes at Houston on the 21st of
this month and the latter at New
Orleans on the . 28th inst. Drs. Max
well, Burt and Daniel were elected as
delegates to the meeting at Houston,
and Drs- Smith, Bennett, Swearingen,
McLaughlin and JLiltten to the other.
Drs. Frank McLaughlin and Ralph
Steiner will discuss abdominal wounds
at the next meeting.
Quick, complete cure for all Kid
ney, Bladder and urinary Diseases,
Scalding, Irritation, Stone, Gravel,
uatarrh of the bladder. $1. Drug
gists. - j
Beport of Connty Collector A. It.
ji orris ror the current
The following report of A. R. Mor
ris, uouecto? or Travis uounty. lor
the quarter ending March 31, 1885,
shows the following list of licenses
Seven billiard tables; 8 beer sellers;
cotton buyer; z gas companies; 1
hack-driver; 16 land agents; 31 law
yers; 4 retail liquor dealers; 1 quart
liquor dealer; 8 livery stables; 2 com
mission merchants; 2 sixth-class mer
chants; 70 seventh-class merchants;
2 photographers; 9 foot peddlers; 1 toll
bridge; t bankers; 1 dealer in stocks;
lightning-rod canvasser; 1 hrst-
class merchants; 7 second-class mer-
.1 A. y 1 j .
caauis; 10 uuru-taass uiercnauts; 10
fourth-class merchants; 12 fifth-class
merchants; 3 one-horse peddlers; 4
pawnbrokers; 1 traveling physician;
3 theaters; 1 dealer in patent meat
cins; 1 conceit; 1 exhibition.
There was collected occupation
taxes on account of the State $3,938
County tax collected, s1.yy4.80.
A RELIABLE ARTICLE,
For enterprise, push and a desire to
get Such goods as will give the trade
satisfaction. Alexander Bros., the
Druggists, leads all competition. They
sell Dr. Bosanko's Cough and Lung
Syrup, because its the best Medicine
on the market, for Coughs, Colds
Croup and Primary Consumption
Price 50 cents and $1.00. Samples free,
Palpitation, Dirpsical Swellings,
Dizziness, Indgesotion. Headache
Sleeplessness cured by "Wells' Health
Rnewer. . . :
What is Going; on About the state
C0I. J.H. Britton has sent in his
resi&rnation as State Engneer. He
mieht have held on some time longer,
What will the Governor do about
the land bill ? This question has been
often asked since the adjournment of
the Legislature. Will he veto it,
or hold . it for ten days
at the end of which time it becomes
a law, whether signed by him or not.
It is thoueht by many tnat ne win
Dursue the latter course.
All the items or tne appropriation
bill, aggregating many thousands of
dollars, go into effect. The revenue
tax, as lately fixed by the Legislature,
25 cents on tne iuu is nearly 43 per
cent, increase on the old rate 17 cents
while the aggregate revenue and
school tax, 37$ cents, is an increase
of exactly 25 per cent. an arithmetr
ical statement that will cause Texa3
tax-payers to open wide their eyes.
CCKK FOB PILES. '
Piles are frequently preceded by a
sense of weight In the back, loins and
lower part or tne aodomen, causing
the patient to suppose he has some
effectionof the kidneys or neighboring
organs. At times, symptoms 01 indi
gestion are predent, flatulency, uneasi
ness or to at-omacn, etc. -a. moisture,
like prespiration, producing a very dis,
agreeable Itching, after getting warm
is a common attendant, uima, uieea
inar and Itching Piles yield at once to
Remedy, which acts directly upon the
carts effected, absorbing the Tumors,
allaying tne intense ltcmng, ana eneci
ing a permanent cure. Price 50 cents.
Address, The ur. liosanso jsiecucine
Co- Piaua. O. Sold by Alexander
Items and Improvements in Various
sections of the Southern
Two chair factories are talked of at
Macon, Georgia, will build a S 10.000
A flour mill will probably be built
A fertilizer factory is talked of In
A flour mill will probably be built
at Corning, Ark.
Palatka. Fla.. will establish an arti
ficial stone factory.
iiaryvuie , ienn., win soon nave a
A foundry company is being organ
ized in Athens, Ga.
A fortune awaits a good upholtserer
at Brooksville, la.
A wooden ware factory is to be erect
ed at Columbus, iiy.
A new mill, to cost $15,000, will be
erected at Marshall, Mo.
The coal neid3 ot Arkansas cover
an area of 12,000 square miles.
ive new tobacco lactones are
being built at present, at Eeedsyille,
Minine is being actively pushed in
the new gold mines in Murray Coun
Tennessee has 10,000 square miles of
timber land which is as yet practically
The first coffee raised in the United
States was crown on the Manatee
River in Florida.
Camphor trees are growing thriftily
at Quincy, Fla. The plants were ob
tained from Washington.
The Richmond & Danville Rail
road Company will build a 810,000
depot at Charlotte, N. C.
Florida has built more miles of
railroad during the past year, than
anv other Southern State.
The South Carolina Legislature has
appropriated $75,000 towards the com
pletion ot the state iiouse.
A new broom-handle factory is to
be established in Gadsden, Ala.; ca
pacity, 5,000 handles per day.
There is no law in Arkansas for the
adoption of heirs. A bill has passed
the House curing this defect.
It is resorted in Natchez. Miss.,
that a foundry and agricultural im
plement works will be started.
M. Connell, Charleston, has estab
lished a factory for the manufacture
of pine oil under the Stanley patents.
A woodenware manufactory will
be started in Columbus. Miss. An
iron foundry will probably be erected
The Oothcalga cotton mills at
Adairsville, Ga., have resumed opera
tions, and are now running on full
The largest bridge in the world
crosses Liase L'oncnartram at JNew
Orleans, and is twenty-two miles in
The United States is the third silk
manufacturing country in the world
Its annual production is worth 35,-
The Agricultural and Mechanical
College, Auburn, Ala., will put in ma
chinery for practical work by the
Large and valuable deposits of mer
cantile mica have been discovered
twenty miles north of Santa Fe, New
It is reportea that two millions of
dollars of New England's money was
invested in North Carolina gold mines
5 last year.
1 The finest granite in tne woria, ex
cept Texas, is that of South Carolina,
and it is being used to pave the streets
The Bellemont Cotton Mills, at
Sumpter, S. C, have been re-organized,
and the application for a new
charter has been granted.
A Northern company, with a cap
ital of $250,000, has purchased the An
thony Shoals, on Broad river, in El
bert County. Ga., with the purpose of
erecting a large cotton factory.
The despised milkweed can be used
to advantage -at the present time. Its
seed yields a finer oil th-m linseed, it3
gum is as good as India rubber, and
its floss resembles Irish poplin when
A letter from Spartanburg, S. C.
says that the cotton factories in that
State are all running on full time, and
there is a fair demand for goods.
There is no probability of a single
houi's suspension during the year, ex
cept in some of the very small mills
that generally stop during tne sum
mer. Col. Walker and Dr. Fleming,
of the Pacolet Manufacturing Com
pany, say that they have now cotton
on hand for five months.. They are
running on full time, and everything
i3 working well about the machinery.
They are hopeiui as to tne results or
the new year. They do not apprehend
a suspension on account or a depres
sion in business.
In answer to an inquiry of Brad
street's as to the prospects of the Ma
son cotton picker, the secretary of
the company controlling the machine,
Mr. J. K. Blackman, istates that the
machine will be placed in the market
in time to be used oa next season's
croD. Mr. Blackman further states
that durinsr the season just closed ex
periments have fully demonstrated
the practical success of the machine.
From trials made with the har
vester it has been found
possible to pick 336 pounds
of cotton per hour with the help of
one man and a mule. During the
present winter certain changes will
be made in the machine, which it is
expected will increase its capacity and
uur workshODs. stores and onices are
fuJl of highly educated and accom
plished woman, who should fflorv in
their different voations and not
stand on a false diarnitv as to a title
or be ashamed that they earn their
own living:. A merchant is a mer
chant, and a mechanic is a mechanic,
but a woman in the same line is not ;
to oe called a merchantess or a me
chanicess, or a merchant lady or a
BILL NYE ON DRUNKARDS, j
There are no vacant houses In Deni
The first of the sprinx clip has been
sold at .Laredo.
Corn is SI a bushel and millet 820 a
ton in Young County.
Farmers in Lamar County report a
splendid stand of oats.
Col. Stillwell H. Russell has decided
to locate at Denison to practice law,
Milam Countv has a place called
Llloc, which is anything but a flowery
n. RocKdaie doctor nas named a
recent addition to his household "Bel
va Lock wood."
Abilene is debating the establish
ment of a woolen mill. It is a fine lo
cation for one.
Waco's egg shipment to Kansas
City this season amounts to upward
or o.mju dozen.
Fort Worth has sold 60,000 of her
bonds in New York. They sold at
98 on the dollar.
A two-year-old grapsvine in Cole
man County bore seventy-five pounds
or grapes last season.
Boston capitalists are examining-
the facilities for building a woolen
mill at Laredo, Texas.
San Saba County sent some fine
specimens of marble and buildmg
stone to the Exposition,
The citizens of San Antonio have
raised a fund of 85,000 for the widow
of Marshal Hal Goslins.
The other day a Laredo hack-driver
ran over a little child in the street, se-
verely injuring the infant.
Major T. C. Lee, a Texas veteran
eighty-six years of age, died on the
16th instant near Harwood.
Not a bale of cotton remains ih
Gregg County, one buyer having
made a clean sweep of the staple.
The merchants of Greenville are
going to form an association to pro
tect themselves against dead beats.
A band of burglars ha3 been ar
rested at Long view, and it is expected
that house-breaking will close for the
An election on local option was held
at Fairfield, last week, and Prohibi
tion was carried by an overwhelming
Lavaca County farmers are planting
an unusual large crop of cotton this
year, and will make a desperate effort
to get even once more.
The Panola Watchman complains
of "brawling and fighting" in the pub
lic streets of Carthage.
Rockdale, too, has got it.
shop black mailing affair
is being editorially discussed in all the
State papers, and Tryon and Sampson
are "catching it."
The spring poet of the Palestine Ad
vocate spells Texas with a small "t,"
makes it rhyme with "vex us," signs
his name bottom side up and does
other unaccountable things. .
El Paso Lone Star: On Wednesday
last an adobe hut. occupied by Geo.
Pfitzmaier, near H. S. Lyter's brick
yard, about two miles from town, was
entered by plunderers, who robbed the
occupant of about $5 and a coat and a
pair of boots, and, as a token of grati
tude, struck him over the head with
some blunt instrument, which
resulted in his death yesterday.
Talk about fishing and "big
catches," ani, in fact, everything that
belongs to the "scooping in," and Mr.
Henry E. Lockett carries the medal.
Last week Mr. Lockett caught a fish
in the Bosque weighing thirty-five
pounds, and that, too, with a common
troll-llne, while fishing for trout.
The Clifton Sentinel says: For its
size Clifton has more law-abiding citi
zens to the square yard than any other
town in Texas: does a larger business
in farm machinery than any other
three towns of its size in the State;
that many of the farmers thereabouts
say that the prospects for a good wheat
crop are splendid.
Several of the most extensive Pan
handle ranchmen are .preparing for
the planting of Johnson grass, sor
ghum, millet and other forage crops
on a large scaie. xi it pays
to feed a few cattle, it will pay
to feed them where they are
held by the thousands at less
proportionate expense and there's
millions it it. A few ot the ranch
men experimented in this direction to
some extent last year, and this winter
have blessed the day and wished t he
number of acres had been multiplied
by at least ten. .
Pike's Toothache Drops cure In one
minute. German Corn Remover kills
corns ana bunions.
"BOUGH. ON CORNS."
Ask for Wells' "Rough on Corns;
15c Quick, complete cure. Hard or
soft corns, warts, bun ions.
El Pueblo says that a priest in Mat-
amoras promulgated an edict, ot ex
communication against the editors of
those newspapers who criticised the
recent edict In relation to the payment
of the tythes.
greatly enhance its value. The point
is made that even if the . proposed
changes do not increase its capacity,
odc machine is capable of doing the
work which it now takes thirty-five
hands to do.
Says the Toledo Bee:
There seems to be a growing dislike
among the Democrats against Presi
dent Cleveland's administration, and
corresponding increase in favor
among Republicans. It is claimed by
the recent standard-bearer of the Re
publican party that the difference
between uieveiana ana me nepuoii-
cans is even : less man Detween nim
and the Republican party. The Pres
ident, has indeed, proved himself a
conundrum thus far, in adhering
strictly to the line of his Inaugura l
address, xnis.is wnat puzzies t,n?
place-seekers, but i3 hailed with de
light by all who regard the welfare of
the country paramount to the interest
of spoilsmen. .
The great trouble with American
women i3, as a friend slightly given
to slang says, "they are too big for
their boots," or, to speak more plainly,
thev desire to assume more than their
actual standing. This is the trouble
in pvery grade of life, whether it be
that of "the working irl or the grand
dame, the wife of the millionaire and
leader in society. The shop-girl Is no
longer a shop girl she is a saleslady,
and verv soon the kitchen girl will be
transformed into the kitchen lady.
Not that either of these parties
may not - be as worthy of the title
riady" as the wife or daughter
of the millionaire, but it seems ab
surd to tissume it or give it. We
have no classes in this country, and
tne man or woman without a cent is
aa e-ond aa the one with a pocket fulL
or, as Paddy would say, a little better.
lie Hakes to the Public a Fair Prop
osition. In the matter of temperance, writes
Bill Nye to the San Francisco Ingle
side, I may say that no one would
pick me out as a radical on either side
of the question. It is mv doctrine
that the evil of intemperance . will
work Its own destruction when the
proper time comes. We may get
ireny weary waiting ior tne day
of our emancipation, but it is certain
ly unwise to make the cause of tem
perance obnoxious by feeding It to the
people day-times, and then waking
them up in the night to ask them if
they have violated their solemn obli
gation. You may convince a reason
able human being, but you can not
teach him a great truth by painting it
ou uouru ience in tne civilized world,
and then running them into those
board fences till vou have smashed his
nose several times, and taught him to
despise both you and the cause you
The above solemn chunk of philoso-
pny was written ior me by a warm.
personal friend, who told me that
when I got tired of writine mere froth
and foam and foolishness for the
amusement of a sorrowing world, and
wisnea to put togetner a rew sen
tences of sense to surprise the public
with, he would be tickled to death to
.come around after office hours and
write me a few without charge.
isuc it is not on tne subject of tem
perance itself that I started out to
speak. I desire to propound to the
readers of The Ingleside a conundrum
or query. It is this: Why is it when
a man becomes beastly drunk, idioti
cally inebriated, and hilariously full.
he will start out at once with what
remaining strength he may have to
hunt me up and converse with me
till his lower jaw gets loose and fall
on the ground with a sickening thud ?
Is it because I am good natured and
snow usually conversational powers or
Is it because the idea of huntinar me
up and associating with me does not
occur to a man until he is verv. very
However this may be. It is indeed a
chilly day when I do not spend an
hour or two in conversation with a
man who is uproariously drunk,
sieepy drunk, confidentially drunk,
tearfully drunk, affectionately drunk,
maudlin drunk, musically drunk, in
coherently drunk, sorrowfully drunk,
abusively drunk, politically drunk,
oratorically drunk, disorderly drunk,
peacefully drunk, ornamentally drunk
or simpiy aruns.
He may be in a neighboring State
when the wild, ungovernable desire
comes over him to put some
thing in his . mouth
which will ultimately steal away his
brains, unless he has taken the pre
caution to have them concealed about
his person, but in the first stage of his
inebriety ne gets a ticket to where I
am, and then he goes on with the de
bauch. He generally finds me last,
and he sails up to wh-re I am and be
gins to converse. It seems to me now
tnat a great deal of my time is taken
up conversing with parties who meet
me on the streets on the . street or at
stations or in hotels, and then talk
with me several hours at a time while
under the influence of intoxicating
I presume 1,500 men have held me
by the hand and sworn that every
thing they had was at my service.
Money, clothes, houses, jewelry, or
anything else they had was none too
good for me. Then they would wring
my hand again and start to go away,
but they would always return and
talk some more, and when I would
swoon and fall over they would re
luctantly go away. When I ventured
to remind them next day of their kind
offers to supply me with funds they
most geaerain fail to call it to mind.
Semetimes they ask me in an injured
tone of voice if I expected to hold a
man responsible for all the promises
he makes to the innumerable common
fools he meets while druok.
So I desire to give, notice, in this
public wav, that on end after this
date I shall not hold any more open-
air communications with common
drunkards, and, as I want to be per
fectly fair and just toward all, I am
willing to bind myself in a similar
way not to try to converse with sober
people while I may be drunk. Now, if
there be anything unfair or unreason
able about this proposition 1 am will
ing to alter it, so that no one can find
fault with it. I want to do exactly
what is right, and I do not require
anything whatever of others that I
am not perfectly willing myself to
Attention Farmers !
IP YOU WANT FENCE WIRE AT THE PRESENT
TONISHING LOW PRICES, GO TO
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213 and 215
East P an Street, Austin,
231 3EL 33 77" Jb. ZES. 3S3
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-AND IMPORTER OF-
firfirBrici Fire Clay, Glaze! Drain Ym, Plaster. Hair, Laths, Portland,
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This is one of the largest Stocks in this lino in the South, direct from tha
Manufacturers. Nothing in stock but the best brands. Special terms to the
trade. Prices low as any.
CRAYONS,; ETC. y
FITTINGS A SPECIALTY
Celebrated Triumph school Desks
Dovetailed and Doweled, 4
Write for prices to
It. H. ATCIIERSON. General S tate Agent,
Sense Bee Hive.
Patented 3?J"o7-oiaa."fcor- SO, 1070,
Seasons Why Is HifB is ffis fiesi iR Ds8.
BECAUSE It is better adapted to tne use or tne uoney nee, ana more convenient w
BECAUSE It Is the cheapest and easiest to make. Educated mechanical skill not required
111 Its COuSirucuou a.9 is iuo cue wim uiuois.
BECAUSE It can readily be adjusted to any size, from three frames to full size of hive, an a
BKCAUSB It can ve opened aud closed in one second of time, and examined with little or ao
uanget Tneing sting.
BECAUSE The surpi honey cnamDer can ce examined wunout inc leasi aisiurDing or expo
ID6 Drouu cuauiucr, ouu vice Tcisa.
BECAUSE It can be cleansed of dead bees and other accumulations In the Spring, with easa
and one minute cf time, without having to remove a single frame from the hive.
BECAUSE More surplus honey can be obtained, and In a better shape than from any otber.fl
BECAUSE By the use of this hive every colony of bees can be made profitable.
BECAUSE By the use of this hive bee-keeping is made both easy and profitable.
The following letters to tlic luvouiui auu a akuicd niu ouun ui nuat apfi cviabivu mm iilT
v, v Topeka. Kansas, March, 24, 1881.
eral others with but indifferent success, and had about concluded that bee-keeping was no part
of "Woman's Mission," but being Induced to try your hive, lam entirely satisfied with the
result' i am nity vears oi age, uui uau uaiiuic ouu utwo xi mj ukcb wuu innwt cose. .xj
usine Your hive 1 see no reason to prevent auy iauy irum mittum; 4Jee-KeepiDK a success.
o thev handle their bees in a t; .mmon sense way. jay experience, so xar, ieaas me to i
vour idea for wintering is correct.
1 snail in the iucui e leave my Dees on their snmmer stand
awd can cheerfully recommend your hive as a worthy invention, ai d, In my Judgment, the best
them satisfied that it is ah that is claimed for It, which is more ihan can be said of other hlv e
plngl may oe a great uicoo, ivwcuu,
' Prom certain ancient statutes it ap
pears that every Englishman, while
archery was practised, was obliged to
keep in hie. house either a bow of yew
or some otowc; Wood.
Eosemary was formerly In very
high esteem, and was devoted to
various uses, it was suppasea to
strengthen the memory; hence it was
regarded, as a symooi ot rememDrance,
and on this account was often given
In the "Life of Rodney" it is re
lated that at the famous victory of
the 12th of April, 1782, a bantam cock
perched himself upon the poop of
Rodney's ship, and at avery broadside
that was poured into the Ville de
Paris, clapped his wings and crowed.
Rodney gave special orders that this
cock should be taken care of as long
as he lived.
Under the Stuarts arose a new f esh
ion ef drinks In England. Spirits
known as "strong waters," or "com
fortable," came in vogue, but in spite
of the excessive drinking in which he
and his court set such a bad example,
James statutes are full of enactments
auainst drunkenness. Pines and the
stocks were freely threatened,
but it seems, seldom used.
About 1770 it became the fashion to
wear two watches. In a rhyming
receipt of that date, "To make a
modern fop," appear the lines:
A loftv cane, a sword with sliver hilt.
A ring, two watches and a snuff-box gilt.
The ladies soon adopted the f ashion,
but as watches were Still very ex
pensive, mock watches were often
It was an ancient custom among
the German race, -when a case in dis
pute could not be readily decided by
the wager of battle, to refer it to
wise men of the tribe for arbitration.
Yet even as late as the tenth century,
an emperor of Germany (Otto L 983
A. D.) refused to decide certain dif
ficult cases by arbiters and preferred
to refer them to the sword.
Amonsr the steps towards trradua
emancipation in Eoffland. may be
mentioned the punishment of ex-com
munication. threatened by Ecgberth
of York, for any sale of a child or
kinsfolk, slave murder by the master
became a sin before the church, thougn
not alwavs a capital crime bfore the
law. The slave was often attached to
the land and could only be sold with
it: he sometimes acquired land and
bought his emancipation.
Mr. Roebling, engineer, says that
heavy engines and cars must not be
run over the Brooklyn Bridge, as the
cables have on them all tne load they
ought to carry.
A stock company for the manufac
ture of liquid cheese is preparing to
seek incorporation In New York,
backed bv German capital. The pro
duct will look like maple syrup, and
have all the pungency and other good
qualities of American cneese.
Spain contemplates imposing a pro
hibitory duty on foreign cereals, thus
following in the wake or a ranee ana
Germany. This action can have but
little influence on Amtrican produce,
since the value of our shipments of
breadstuffs to that country last year
was as follows: Wheat, $68,580; corn,
$63,776. In 1881. however, we export
ed to the extent of S509.0CO and in
Some idea of the extent of the con
sumption of meat in London, and the
amount drawn from otber countries,
can t e eained from the fact that dur
inarthe month of January, 1885, its
imports aersrresrated 4887 4 tons of
beef, zzw tons or mutton ana 4u
of pork, each ton containing 2240
noundj. The United States f urnished
4220 tons of the beef and 202 tons of
The origin of the silver threads of
gossamer wnicn are so irequenuy
seen extendlnff from bush to bush was
f ormerlv unknown. Spencer, for in
stance, sneaks ox tnem as "scorcnea
dew," and Thompson in his "Au
tumn" says: "The filmy threads of
dew evaporate, whicn proDamy re
fers to the same object. The gossa
mer is now. however, known to be
he production of a minujtespiaer.
Henrv Mav. an English marlner,re-
turning from a voyage to the West In
dies in a French ship, was wrecked on
one of Bermudas. Decemoer ll, l&ya
He and his companions In distress re
mained there for five months, when
they rigged a small vessel of eighteen
tons from tha material of the ship.put
in thirteen live turtles for provisions,
spA for Newfoundland, and thence
turned to England. These laianas
wAr named for Juan Hernandez, a
Spaniard who was wrecked there in
1822. May was me nrsi rrgiiBuuiau
who spt foot upon them.
Charlotte Cushman "had a foot of
her own" in size, and generally
worn fours, but could crowd into a
three-and-a-half on a "tight squeeze.1
One night, soon after recovering from
a severe attack ot inflammatory
rheumatism. , she was wearing a pair
of slippers much to small for her.
Trt.mar behind the wicars between
the scenes, she snatched them off and
threw them as far a3 she could, ex
claiming: "Ye gods I Somebody
lend me a pair of slippers, or I'll e on
. , ,n uHTL a ... 1 .
m my stocKingai -ru-. j - - .
vr.ii wpnr V" asked arriaM.- ;U
J. A. KIMBEB.
Rad what ProfessorTurner, of Jacksonville, has to say of the hive::
10 WHOM IT MAY CONCERN :
I have kept bees for thirty years past, more to study their habits, wants and needs th
hnnA fnr TirOhX: during LUC HHlCilJttiowiou HHMtvi ncii-uiunu uivos, uu iuitd umw
5 anmn eieht or ten difiert kinds of r y own. I now have two of Mr. Barnes' patei
Tiim i the Common Sense Hive: I think It tae most perfect and convenient single hive I hav
vr had udou the place, either of myfirn invention or that of others. Mr. Barnes hasi
0(01 I . .11..: ; 1 rt..Yii o'j I " v rwrf Af far ttiapa fin than anv mila rf nmvaiH vau.
tSaUoVor place of absorption from above can possibly be made. I think this hive Common
T believe' both the Messrs. Barnes to be very superior experts at handling and managio
oees. -r v. ,0 im
Jacksonville, iu., auu , - x
Merrttt, III., February 28, 1883.
r t, von near sir; -Haviuii usea vour common csense nee Hive ior two years.
hitvimr had" exneiience with quite a number of other movable frame hives, I can truthfully
tinn.-for securing a greater amount of box honey, in the most attractive shape, andgener
ally The best managed hive for all purposes now in use. i willingly recommend tne hive to au
pronmVfffteen1co1onles I obtained 1,025 pounds of box honey, and 1,100 pounds of extracted
honey, spring count, last season, and increased to 63 colonies. Kespectfully vonrs
To J. Barnbs: Ves, I can cheerfuil
Sinclair. Morgan Co.. III.. March B. 1888.
dd my testimony in favor of the Common Sense Be
i practical pur-
T hovauSeu YOUr I1IVC liuco jcoio, v ' ' ' : LJ
' . . i j. . : -. ; . r. i . thu naT hA n va nnov iiAinrA tiia imAr phii
.nil 0cnpp.in.uv ior mu'riiuEiiu " ' ..- . .
especially recommenan 10 evcijiuuc nu hmum uu b k!'"
Yovrs tl.'ly, WILLI A.M
Jack fuvL, 111., March 27, lsst.
t hnv nsed tha Common Sense Bee H ve the past two seasojns Will use no other..
TSS?AtennooinmendinK to all interest d 'in pee culture- As a wintering
hlveitis,TMnk;uneiualI.d. f KICHAKD KUBUBTBOH. .
I wulsav for the Common Sense Hive, which I have used for two seasons. It Is tbe best hlra
t hw Jvr seen or used for all practical an' wintering pp-poses. i havo wintered my bees on
. t.ktf mMiont An vnurHErii
the summer staiius miuuu. u.,.....
. . i i .. : Uahiqii rlllllt.T IIIITIOR.
rarties wisniDK iu eunmv wj
Orders ;jj mail will receive prompt acttentlon.
by e g on
6. L. STICK
Palmer, Austin, Austin
Fr Beck & Co.,
MANUFACTURERS OF '
Fine Wall . P
Cor. 29th Street and
to help her in neremtrjci-uy
never mind the
from five to twenty 1" she replied
MESSES. FR. BECK & CO. resoectfullv invite attentloa t'Jelr
new designs for the Keason of 1884 5, and beg to announcetliat
future all their manufactures will bear their trade mark, at abv
represented. This course has benn adopted to protect their patrocn
from being imposed on by unscrupulous dealers who are selling 4
line of Inferior go-xls as the manufacture of .
2EH. BBO t.Si tSo GO.
We o?to 1 uform consumers that eacn roll 01 our pacer is careiuuy inspeciea. ana wb
he following advantages for our goods, which cannot be found In similar manufacture: Dura
ble Texture: Brilliancy of Color; Gold, 8ilver and Copper Bronzes of our make, which nave
superior advantages Designs of a hih standard of art. Kemember 'that our prices 1 permit
aeairs TO sen our uno 01 nauu mi mvo, V1.' """V V. " . , .T"" . "
BIVK GRADE, at thesame cost as charged for infer4-" manufactures. Be eereiul, then to
ecure those vsi li bearing toe itoo mar 01
W Jo not seek to do a'retail trade, but we invite all consumers who Ado any dlfficu.ty In 00
tatnlng our eoods to communicate direct with us, and we will inform them by return mail of Bi
nearest dealer carrying a good seldctionot our manufactures.
Mr. J.PAUIi JONES represents our buisness Interests In the
Southern States. . . . -
FR. HECK CO. beg to inform the citizens ef Austin and adjacent towns, that E. M. Pnr
kle, No. 19 Congress Avenue, is the ONLY dealer in Wall Paper having their brand to
stock. and respectfully ask hit friends to senlto above naned party for samples and esu
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