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WORKINGS OF THE
SENATE AT THE
In the House.
The fish and oyster bill eras called
up Id the house .Monday by Crockett
(Wasblngtf a) aud after an amend
ment offered by Terrell (Hexar) was
voted dowu, wss paaed Busily.
The cirrus Ui bill by Nelson (Hop
kins) wss railed up. but the question
was raised by Jenkins that the law
would not be constitutional, a' It waa
not embraced within the purview of
the governor's call for the special aea
slon. The position taken that if tht
bill was passed aud signed by the gov
ernor this would be tantamount to be
inn tnrlmled in his rail, so far an the
legality of Its passage was concerned.
On motion of Nelson (lloiklnsi. who
declared that If the bill was panned
without any question a to It h fa-coming
an enforceable law and who atat--d
that hu would i-ee If he could get
the governor to embrace it in the list
of measures demanded by the call, the
further consid ration of the, bill waa
deferred until Wednesday afternoon.
The Robert son-Fitzhugh bill amend
Ing the lUskin- McGregor liquor law
llerrell (Cherokee) called up hi bill
providing for ascertaining the owner
uhlp of bonds to list them for taxa
tion. Moller moved to strike out the en
Terrell (Cherokee) was recognized
to speak in opposition to the amend
roent of Moller striking out the enact
ing clause of his bill providing for the
ascertaining of bond ownership for the
purpose of taxation.
Kennedy favored the amendment
and opposed the bill.
The house passed resolutions upon the
death of L. J. Storey.
In tha Houae.
In the house Saturday the fish and
oyster Dill, which is a platform meas
ure, was engrossed, and the bank guar
antee bill was further-considered. The
proceedings upon this latter measure
consisted entirely of a speech by Mr.
Nickells In favor of his substitute and
against the so called Love bill. It Is
universally conceded to be the most
notable speech made In this legisla
ture. Mr. Mi keils l.i a quiet, unassum
ing. Hill county raised young mau, yet
In tbe twenties. He has had very lit
tie to say since the legislature opened
but Saturday Ire turned loose In an ex
position of the constitution and a de
nunciation of executive or department
al Interference with the legislature,
which make the membership lt up
and take notice. At the conclusion of
his p cli the house, by a narrow
margin, voted to adjourn.
New Bills in the House.
The following bills were Introduced
tn the house Saturday:
rty Mr. Itrookshlre Providing for
the full rendition of notes and bonds
for taxation, requiring the holder of
same to pay tat" thereon.
lly Mr. Urownlee Provldltu for the
application of rules similar to 'tune of.
the Terrell election law to local up-'
lion elections, rcplu.ii:,; the bill to the,
same effect previously Introduced atj
fly Mr. Stamps lrliiritig seines a
public nuisance; providing for the de
struction of same and sin h other Im
plements as uiay be used for tbe
catching of fish.
Appropriate and Vacate Petition.
A petition addressed to the honor
able speaker and members of the
state legislature from Orange aud ask
Ing for the immediate adjournment of
that body, also advocating the Idea of
fewer and better laws. Is being circu
lated among the local citizens. The
petition, which was signed by a large
number of voters, was forwarded to
After roll call in the house Friday
morning. Hay sought to place on the
calendar his and Nickels' bank guaran
ty bills, both of which were reported
adversely by the committee on bank
lug. and brought out by favorable mi
nority report by the authors. I
Mobley, barked up by Ilayburn,
Oalnes and Fltxhugb. raised a merry
war over the proposition.
Ray claimed that the bills were al
ready before the house, but the chair
ruled that Inasmuch as they had been
ordered printed before the committee
considered teem. It would require a
motion to get them on the calendar.
Ray moved that the bills be not
printed, which motion Mobley moved
to table, which prevailed. C5 to 4.
Davis agreed with the chair, holding
that the bills bad not been ordered
printed with a view to getting them on
the calendar, but for the convenience
cf the members. He thought they
should be considered, however, and
have equal weight with the Cureton
Ills Honed by Governor.
Tbe governor signed tbe following
1 Amending Dallas elty charter to aa
Uertie issuance of sewer bonds.
In tha Senate.
Tbe Stokes' cltatioa bill, which
passed the senste at the regular ses
sion, was taken up and finally passed
Tbe Harper bill, regulating tbe pro
cedure In the appellate courta and pro
viding for tbe filing of the original
statement of facta as a part of the
record on appeal and writ of error
from all courta, civil and criminal, was
Senter's amendment was adopted,
Inserting tbe words "of record" after
the word "courta." where in appears
in the bill.
Senter. Moachum and Alexander's
amendment, providing for writs of er
ror "to the civil or criminal appeals
courta or to the snuiuc court," ss
Senter offered an amendment provid
ing that in the event the statement
of facts shall be required for use as
testimony in the trial of any cause. It
shall bo the duty of the appellate court
In which the same is Died, upon ap
plication therefor, to make such or
ders with respect thereto as the appli
cant may show to bo necessary.
Vealo opj-osed the amendment and
moved that it be tabled.
Terrell (Itowlc) favored tbe amend
ment. Senator Alexander offered a substi
tute for the pending amendment by
Senter, which was agreed to by both
those asseutlng to and dissenting
from the original amendment by sub
stituting the following:
"In the event It becomes neces
sary to use any part of said original
statement of facts in the trial of any
cause, then either party at Interest
shall, on application to the clerk of
such apellate copurt. have the right
to a certified copy of such statement
of facts or any part thereof, which
shall be received In evidence In all
cases In which tbe original would be
received and the clerk of such court
shall have the same fees for such ropy
as now provided by law for a stenog
rapher for mskitig such a statement of
Tbe substitute for tbe amendment
The senate passed resolutions upon
the death of Col. 1 J. Storey.
The senate Saturday evened up the
record with the house by passing two
Important bills and one little one and
by killing two other Important ones.
The Important bills passed were the
bill appropriating IJj.H'MJ to enable
the attorney general to prosecute suits
I in bebair of the state, the prime pur
pose of which is to assist in the trial
of suits for the recovery of land al
leged to belong to the school fund, and
the board of health bill. This latter
; measure s amei clod In ninny partic
I ulnrx. notably by providing that the
sanitation code to b.' formulated by
the board shall not become effective
i until appioed by the governor. It is
ptobabl- Cmt the house will now take
up and consider this hill Inst-ad of Its
own measure upon the same subject.
Incorporation of Surety Companies.
Senators Peeler and Watson Satur
day Introduced' a bill allowing surety
companies to organize, exchange infor
mation concerning their business and
consider and fix rate.
Judge ll. J. Hendrlcki of the Thirty
(list Judicial district has sent in his
resignation to the governor, effective
Iron Safe Clause Modified.
i l ne insurance uni oy .nr. tsugnan,
providing that In' cases where insur
ance companies fail to pay losses and
are sued they shall pay court costs.
and which modifies the iron safe
clause to a considerable eitent. wai
given a favorable report by the houae
commute on Insurance Saturday.
Rev. J. M. McCurdy of Hrownwood
opened the senate with prayer Friday
The senate unanimously adopted a
resolution of thanks to the citizens ot
On motion of Ilolsey, pending bus!
ness waa suspended and his bill creat
ing an experiment station in the Seo
oud senatorial district (formerly repre
sented by Thomas of Hopkins) was
taken up. He explatned bis position In
submitting tbe measure (having voted
against all similar ones) by saying
that he did not believe tbe house
would pais them any way and be
thought that as tbe people of the Sec
ond district were not represented, tbe
compliment should be paid them. If It
was only a compliment after all.
On motion of Hume pending busi
ness wss suspended, and In consecu
tive order two bills by Masterson and
himself, relating to tbe criminal dis
trict court of Harris and Galveston
counties, were finally pasted. Their
third bill on this subject wss m
MsyflelJ thought the position ef Sen
ator Ilolsey rather unique In that be ,
took so muca Interest In this district,
and did not even offer a tataaure for
having a station located la all owa district.
Why the Menu Wat Chsnasd.
The culinary department of au Kast
Indian hououhold. If the story of an
American traveler who has recently re
turned from Calcutta ia to Im believed.
Is managed far differently from nn
A merles ii kitchen. "Here we employ
an Ethiopian expert at ao much a
week," says the Philadelphia Record.
"There a cook would disdain to place
a weekly valuation on bis services.
Ills conditions Involve a Oat rate of so
many shillings weekly for tbe furnish
ing and preparation of provisions. This
system of putting the cullticry depart
tnent out to contract causes a pcnurl
ousnees on the part of tbe chef whMi
frequeutly Is not for tbe best heal!1,
aud welfare ef the household. Short
ly before last Christmas tbe above
named American tourist bad ordered
his cook to have steak for dinner.
Broiled chlckeu waa served Instead.
Pressed fur his reasons for disregard
ing the command of tbe bead of the
household, tbe cook explained that the
chicken had taken sick and If It hud
not been killed and served that day he
was afraid he would have lost It."
"Rill had charge of the animal tent."
said the old circus man. "and among
his ets w us a leopard, tbe only one we
had with tbe show, and quite enough
ton. This leopard gave Rill more trou
ble than all the rest of the menagerie
put together. It was certainly nn ugly
"Well, one day w hi n we were show
ing lii I lie Midlands I had come up to
London to arrange nlwut some advance
business. 1 was eating my dinner In
the hutel when a telegram was hambsl
to nio. It was from Hill and read:
The leopard has escaped. Prowling
nbout town. What shall I do?'
"That was Just like P.ill. lie hud to
have explicit directions, even In nn
emergency like this, lie didn't want
to make a mistake.
"I immediately wired back to P.ill.
'Shoot lilm on the smi.' I didn't thin!;
any more about It until a couple of
hours later, when 1 received another
telegram from conscientious, careful
Itlll. asking. -Which nK.tV "
Relstive Hsrdntss of Prtcious Stents, j
The relative hardness of various I
stones Is easily determined by testing
the power of one stone to make
scratches on another. If n diamond Is
rubbed with one of the points of a
topaz, the topiu (stint Is blunted nnd
the mark which will l seen on the
face of the diamond Is only the dust
of the topaz, which can b brushed off
with the linger. Hut if the topaz Is
mhhed against the diamond the hit
ter is unaltered and the surface of the
former Is marked with a scratch
which rau be removed only by fur
ther polishing down.. It Is on the basis
of this prts-ess ef comparison that n
scale of comparative hardness bus
In-en formed represented by ten sub
stnliees. of which diamond Is the high
est and graphite tbe lowest In the
scale. It Is a curious fact that these
two extremes of the scale, the brilliant
and, hard diamond and soft black
graphite, are both chemically the same
substance pure rarlmti. Jewelers' Cir
cular. Good Reason.
It was a kindly custom In a certain
vm.ivf fur the wealthier luUal. Hunts to
luake i;Msl the loss widt h ll sioier til
lager n lht sustain through tin' death
of a pig ''Id Major Ourrlc. however,
had but recently returned from In
dia: li" therefore was astounded at
iveeivli.g a visit from a lalsircr's wife.
"I.ot ti pig. ehV" he repented gruff
ly. "Well. I haven't got It. 1 don't
"ItcgL-iir jour pardon, sir," faltered
the woman: "but. you see. the pig
"Well, d'ye want uie to go to the
funeral, send n wreath, or what, wo
ma n V he fumed.
i Hi. no, sir; Indeed, no!" was the re
ply. "Hut we're oor folks, sir. and
we thought that, belli' the biggest pig
iu the iielghlsirhood, you'd give us a
little ,elp."-Londou Tlt-Illts.
Rtfusing the Cure.
"Cultivato the acquaintance of wom
en If you can." said the woman to the
ylrL "Surround yourself by women.
They are certain protection against
calumny. Women who have many
wouieu frleuds are never so awfully
much talked about. It's policy.'
"Is that whst you have doner asked
the girl quietly.
"No," answered the woman. "You
know It Isn't I'd rather be dead than
to have to associate with women."
New York Press.
A Light Burden.
A frail little slip of a girl with a
sweet, worn face tolled up the bill
under tbe weight of a robust Infant
who must have weighed nearly as
much as she did.
"My dear child." exclaimed a sym
pathetic passerby, "you ought not to
carry that big baby. Isn't be dread
"Hesvy? Why, no. Indeed, ma'am,"
she smiled. "He's my brotberr-De-llnestor.
She (at tbe musics lei-Miss Scbreech
er sings with wonderful res I Ism. Don't
you think so? He Yes; yon can si
most see the crack lo ber voice. Ie
trolt Saturday Night.
A Restless Breed.
Mr. Sick ham-No. alrree, money
wouldn't buy that dog. He's a cross
lstwe-n a St. Bernard and Mr. Pee
vey (who la not enthusiastic) And a
In conversation confidence has a
greater share than wit Bochefoo-esakL
H:trd at Breakfast.
"1 Used to be a weather prophet til
my home town," cotitldod tbe new
boarder as he steared a potato with
"Sb!" commented the corned la u
"Yea, and every time I look at that
steak it reminds uie of a winter's
"Cold and raw."
"Quite clever. How does tbe coffee
; strike you?"
"That reminds uie of a Novemler
day cloudy aud unsettled."
"v'juod. And do you notice that tbe
landlady la watching uaT"
'Ye. and she reminds me of a March
-Tell us why."
"Kecnuse -be Is cold and atormy."
Aud the look that the landlady passed
dowu to that end of tbe table would
hate congealed a red hot stove. Chi
Lincoln's 8ptches end Writings.
Lincoln's great speeches are short,
but how (It lu expression, how packed
w ith (iieniilng: lake, for example, the
one delivered to his friends on the
eve of Ms depurture for Washington
Like the second Inaugural or the ad
dress at ietly slung, it contains no
j suKrfluoiis word. L'xcry one tits Into
I place us is-rfei lly as the larpenter's
braces nud timber Into 1 tic completed
As u writer, Mr. Lincoln was nn;
painstaking, lie sought always the
simplest, shortest and Ihs( word. II"
knew that the simplest and shortest
word usually is the best. The real se
cret of Ills ureal ness as n speaker and
a writer, however, lay deecr. It was
the supreme greatness of his soul
which hhoiio through his; words that
j charmed and still charms. the world.
; J. A. IMgerton.
T Insanity Pisa.
"Mr!" said the young woman.
what seemed lo be Indignation.
The young iliun looked embarrassed.
"Yes, 1 did kiss you." he admitted,
"but I was impulsively Insane."
"That mentis that n man would be
a lunatic to kiss me?"
"Well, any man of discretion would
le Just craz." to kiss you."
This seemed to ease the strain, and.
no Jury being present to muddle af
fairs, n satlsfac.ry verdict was reached.-Philadelphia
Sha Admitttd It.
"What do you nsk for this plaque?"
Inquired an old gentleman of the pret
ty girl In charge of a church bazaar.
"One guinea." she replied.
"Aren't you a little dear?" queried
the old gentleman.
"Well." answered the pretty girl.
blulilng. "that's what the bnrs all tell
UQUOR SPECIALS AT
CsscsJe. wa $1.50 now... $1.25
Wilion Rye, ws $1.50 now 1.25
Hunter Kye, wsi I.M) now 1.2)
Walker's I snsdian Club,
wsi gl.75 now 1.35
It lack and White Scotch im-
pocled whiskey, w 2.IM1
now t 50
Duffy's I'uie Mali for old
Relit ol Lexington, bottled
in bond, wai tt.25 not?. 1.00
Many other HisnJi of Liquott ao da
KforwiH's Cash Grocery.
W. T. J
Bmy ymr Lil fsiaraiKv'aj yas'awai a tmii !
Walfees rtrirtiMJl mnl'tl tte astry reatrad.
When you buy a Manhattan policy, you sre guaranteed in I hat policy an enact
si counting tor ctery rent ot vour premium payment. That rtin which hsi
not actual ly been rontumed in carrying the n.k i your money, iubert to your
inttant demsnd. It msv be withdrawn in cah or it may heiued in buying paidup
intuiance, as you nnv elect. In the event of U(e and the abvrnre ol an en
pieed desire on your part s to the deposition ol vour (undo, the company auto
matically rarrin your policy in full force for a period at long at the amount on
deposit will , sv lor the net com, and a table of these costs i givrn in tht policy.
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FRIEND IN NEED SOCIETY. '
Many ar now tmovlnr th hnkli of I if Insurant e that wmilt sot I t Sol l an ffloflt
JOE B. REED.
CHINESE and JAPANESE
Of matting rolls shipped from Japan
and China over 90 per cent arc im
ported into the United States. The
total importations arc from one mil
lion to one million and a quarter of
rolls annually. We have just received
a direct import shipment of
CHINA and JAPANESE
.. MA TTING ..
Nice new pattern, jointlcss China matting
15c per yard.
Plain white China jointlcss 20, 25 and 30c.
Fancy carpet pattern Japanese 25, 30 and 35c.
We have and excellent assortment
at 15. 20. 25. 30 and 50c.
.. LINOLtUM ..
New English patterns 50c sq. yd.
All Amesican Linoleum 40c sq. yd.
BUCHA NA N-MOORE
BRYAN'S BIG FURNITURE AND BUGGY HOUSE
MARWIUS CASH GROCERY
Jit. K. Pepper, liottled
bond, wss Sl.M)n-iw... qq
Resch (trove Kye, ttatel.M)
Willow (jrote K)e, wat
1.50 now i.uo
Imported Krcurh Congsc,
ws $2.50 now 1.7
I'uie Pesrh and Apple Bran
dy, was tl .50 tijw I.oo
I'uie Blackberry Wine, wa
,1.5U now l.oo
lull line of bottled and barrel wines at
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faeer Jhsrftef flUae J0(
l Marts! rUw J?l
Choice! ol llocf, I'otk, Veal, Mutton,
and Sausace. Your trade is appreciated.
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