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"Tlie Weekly Banner
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Gov. Pnr.TS, oPMissourri,
will appnint-n representative tor
that State to the Paris Exposi
tion James JfcCullongh -w'ns start
ed to the penitentiary 'r(,m Ans.
ti i 4,-arrying n. high head awl
- Ok the 2.1 infcf. the govern-?
fnent receipt wcro: Inen
revenue, 80TO.5ya.uu; custoi
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j, duenssctf byj,several
ri-papers. Tlie editors
triHpQKbnt soon enougn.
Atfissociation has been form
ed in Philadelphia which pro
poses urging Speaker Randall
'for the Presidency in 1S86.
D spvtches from , Troy In. Y.
Jany. S report the thernometer
from 12 10 20 degrees below zero
-in "various portions of the State.
asserts upon high authority that
the President will sign the Sil
ver bljl should it pas3 Cor gross1.
r A.Xo:sdos- dispatch says Tur
key will await the meeting of
the JBritisli Parliament before
making any direct overtures to
Samtjfl Bowltb. of the, Spring
field, (Mass.,) JiepuHican has
suffered ,ft iclapse and is now in
a sinking and piostrated condi
tion. Tiie Snpreme Conrt of Penn
sylvania h is. affirmed the judg
ment ot tbodower court seutenc
Tng lour Mollie Ifagirires to
death tor murder.
Hates exhibits a perverse dis-
twition to stick to his promises,
nycT the Kerfublican party is
5 forced fo shed crocodile tears
over his apostacv.
It 13 said that Benjamin But
ler, of spoon fame, will intro
duce a resolution to inquire into
jnattere "partially ventilated in
the Chandler letter.
Little Buix, one of (he In
dian prisoners of war, who has
tor some time been confined in
tlie Penitentiary j at Hnntsvilie,
recently died of consumption.
The United - States dredge
boat' McAliesterleft Port Ends
on the2d for Sabine Pass and
lias notTeen heard of since, she
is supposed to have "been lost.
Is London the Mexican dollar
is wosth 99 98-100,in gold. In
Texas by a Jorig stretch of con
Bcienceihe Mexican dollar can
be passed for 95 cents in trade.
Theodore R "Wetmorc, Vice
.President of the Security-Life
Insurance Company, iNoiSi!rork,
his been convicted of conspi
racy, One by one the roses
Judge DrvAL, of the United
StRtfes.Court, now in session at
Austin, made an order assessing'
a fine of 50 against all jurors
why failed tvo answer to their
"Mrs. LocKwoon, a "Washington
City lawyer, bavin gxeccived as
a holiday present a gold thimble
as a hint to go to sewing, wears
it on.lier breast as au emblem of
the lost arts.
The board of Inquiry into the
Indian Bureau raider the man-
aguincnt of Commissioner Smith,
report everything wrong, and
tay that it was generally demor
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A Mississippi piper following
the example of Norton's Dallas
'Something' publisher the names
of snberibers who have paid their
bills under the enticing caption
"Our Roll ot Honor'
''CoNrnaiox' in the city treas
urers accounts is what -they call
a little sbortage of 4300,000 in
Montreal, Canada. It U a re
lief to know that all the default
ers do not lives in the United
Kekol Carrwx, of Rome. New
Y-ork, dropped dead while at
tending the funeral of his broth
er Ho'i. G K. Carroll who had
dropped dead on Wednesday.
Their fattier nud both brother
hoth droped dead.
Tiie Bank Presidents of New
Yoik, representing thirty four
banks, held another meeting and
-adopted more resolutions against
the ailverbill. The New Orleans
Ule iri'ig House Association alio
parsed similar resolutions.
'Tun Secretary of war desig
nates Col. John H. King, Ninth
Infantry, and Lieut. Col.Wm.
11. Young, Nineteenth Infuntiy,
litiuivc wilji citizens designated
by Gov. Hubbard to investigate
the XI Paso disturb uices.
According to Senator Conk
Hiijj tiieic are but three cla-ses
of men who say wo in-tead of I,
editor?, emperors and men witU
irtape norm. This 1 aves out"
preacher, newpapfir coriepon
dents and political t-peaker.-.
The State debt ot Kentneky
fs merely nominal 183,394;
she has in her treasury $5S3,-,
391 in ei-h, and otlrer assets
amounting in nil to S1,3SS,14.
tax. rate for State purposes
cents on the $100.
rciiihs of the goloidtfoin
beinr made at thcPuilTiilel
-jiliiji mint. The goloid dollar
will be the size ot the present
half dollar; the goloid half-dollar
I ho size of the pre-ent quarter,
and a goloid quarter a trifle lar
ger, than a silver dime. fr
The expulsion of the Balti
more Guano Company from the
lloraM KcysTby a British man -of-war
causes threatening com
ment at Washington. Largo in
terests in the Hoys are held there
These Keys arc recognized as
United States coast.
SIarpi Geas. We have re
ceived a large and handsome
lithographic poster announcing
theMprdi Gras festivities to take
place in Galveston on the 5th of
March. A eordiah invitation is
extended to friends in the inte
rior ot the State to visit Galves
ton. Bassrdptct" is evidently a
good thing for the reeeiverb. A
case in New York is cited
wherein the receiver collected
all the assets, to-wit: 4,425,
and his expenses were $4,340,
leaving jistj$79 to be distribu
ted amp'ig the creditors. "Who
wouldn't be a receiver in "banL
- The editor of the Jtnita Cat
iolica of- Ron.e. has applied to
the Pope aud got a special dis
pensationjappointing St. Fran
ces of Sales the patron and pro
tector of editors and nqwspapers
Now that the editors have a pa
tron Saint it is to be hoped they
A. St. Louis dispatch says a
special from the West'-says a
bloody fight took "place some
clays ago on the Panhandle of
Texas, between hunting parties
ot Cheyene, Pawneand Ar'rapa
hop Indains. Thirty Cheyennes
and twelve Pawnes are biud to
have been killed.
is 1868 Secretary Sherman
wrote a letter'ridiculing the idea
ot paying the 5-20 bonds in coin,
either gold or silver. He asser
ted most pooitirely that they
were payable in kind, i. e. in
greenbacks. Since the pnssage
of the resumption act Sherman
has "flopped" comple'ely over.
All changes in public opinion
have been in favor of the silver
bill. When Congress assembles
it will undoubtedly be stronger
than ever. Several leading
newspapers advocating the bill,
now say that the popular de
mand for it has become so strong
that II r. Hayes will hardly dare
to veto it
Rrevet "Major General JonN
Pore, who will be known to his
tory for his celebrated dispatch
dated & Headquarters in the
Saddle,'1 telegraphs from El
Paso to General Fighting Phil
Sheridan that eveiything" is
quiet, and that he thinks order
will bo restored better without
the Rangers than witb them.
It Jias jiow transpireLthat a
scheme was hatched up in caucus
by Hoar, Edmund and other
"respectable" Republican Sen
ators to deprive Senator Butler
of his seat. It appears that the
plan snggested was so low and
mean that even Conover and
Cameron ofPennsylvania. Jones
of Nevada and Rollins and
Chafleo withdiew from the con
spiracy. Tjie reason the New York and
NewOrleans clearinghouses, op
pose the silver and resumption
bills is-simply that it h to their
irterest that they should not be
passed. It after "tlte 1st of Jan
uary next they are able to col
lect gold Ironr all their debtors
they make a 'big thing." It
would be a bad thing for those
who haie to pay.
The pe-ice problem fs still
being discussed in diplomatic
circles, but fs apparently as
far fiom a solution as ever. Tlie
subject is being discussed by
Lu 'land and; Russia.
It is announced as a settled
fact that Congress is going to
take up the tariff question one
ot the niot tronblooine and one
upon uhich theie i-s more diver
sity of opinion than u;f6n any
other one subject that requires
legislation. The iron yintersts
of Pennsylvania and the mann
facturcs of hundreds of articles
in the New EnglandSjtatea der-
mind a pioteciivooriiiiih.'
while the people ot'
and South dcpci)
wholly on ngrhi
will be p
eion ot v.
tempted, 'the result y,as
j . "
mouths' of wranclina in whichi
every member La-, a pi)f scheme
of his own to advocate, Vithmit
:i fiu;Ie change in the exiting
arifl being made.
The subject of fi-.h .culture is
attracting considerable attention
in many States. There are now
twenty-seien States where com
missioners receiv e, hatch and dis
tribute fish-egg furnished by the
U. S. fi-.li comission. Fish are a
coveted articlj ot fo id, and fish
ing a' f ivorite pastime. In the
more thickly populated portions
of Texas the streams are almost
completely fished ont and need
restocking. Fish can be raifeJ
without cost and with proper care,
every spring branch, brook and
creek could be made to produce
aft abundant supply of delicious
food fishes. In Georgia the ex
periment ot fish raising is being
succesfuly tried. Shad have been
planted in the Colorado, and in
some ot the tributaries of the
Brazos river, but whether by the
State or" United States autherties
we do not know. They are said
to have thrived well in the Colo
rado and it not caught out ot
season, they will soon be abun
The Washington Star thinks
if the laws agaiust the crime of
burglary were more severe and
better enforced there would be
less need ot dogs and conse
quently less danger ot hydro
phobia. As a matter of protec
tion to society, burglary ought
to be made a capital offense,
punishable by death. It is safe
to say that no burglar ever yet
entered a house unless he was
both prepaied and determined
to take human lite, if nteessary
to accomplish his purpose or es
cape capture. It burglars were
hanged Jn Texas instead ot bfc
ing sjnt to the penitentiary, the
number of convicts belonging to
that institution would be largely
decreased, while at the same time
the State would lose nothing in
the way of valuable c'tizens.
Mr. A. W. Moore, writing to
the Bastrop Advertiser, sajs:
" A few years ago our farmers
despaired of the oat crop; flow
no cju.ity surpasses ours in the
production of the Rust-proof or
Red Oat. They also quite de
spaired of wheat, yet the average
yield this year in the south-west
portion ot the county was tweu-ty-fhe
bushels per acre; thus a
few enterprising tirmers have
demonstrated that ours is a su
perior wheat district."
He also gives the names of
quite a number of farmers who
have successfully raised wheat,
ne says if one third ot the crop
is planted in wheat or other
small grain, one-sixth of the la
bor is saved, and by a more caie
ful cultivation of corn and cotton
as much will be raised as would
have bceii provided the whole
crop had been conhned to these
two articles alone.
TircDemson News says 14,
000 bales or about 280 car loads
of cotton were shipped to Chi
cago during the month of De
cember b' the M"., K. & T. rail
road. Host ot this cotton goes
direct fo eastern spinners.
The distance by rail from
Denison to Galveston is 387
miles and from Denfson to Chi
cago is 03G miles. The tact of
tire cotton being shipped the
greater distance by rail would
indicate that the rates of fi eight
northward are cheaper than
southward. This cotton-should
in the natural course of trade
have gone to Galveston and
thence east by water transportation.
Texas nud Pacific Kailiray.
The opponents of tin Texas
and Pacific railro-id bill hope to
dcicat it b' arousing sectional
jealoiibics among the Souihcin
members ot CongiesS. Gahe
ton. New OrIem, Tick-bum
and Mernjiliis ail want to be the
tci minus of the unin line, and
it isjiigbly piobibly that cen
nichihoud, Charleston, S ivan
j inyn-and Mobile entertain a sini
rihu. aiuhitiou. There x-ao be
make every imp irtant
1111 il point, it may Ijj
ir granted that a diver.-
.nterestb will prevent thes
.bftho bill. The St
PnulUaiusaxn " The
'cTthat two mad- already
been granted the ritht of-
wtr, and large tracfn oi land.
and ihperoads offer, to nil ren
der thek land grajit- and iimfo,
their lines-aia p tint something
le-s than midway, in considera
tion of the loan ot public credit.
Hence the main lino is already
fixed by existing legislation, mid
the question is whether the
roads shall bo completed, and
not whether entirely new loads,
whidi have no existence now,
sh ill be brought into being to
build up some pnrticular town
Inasmuch as the building of
the trans-continental roid offers
to be too biir a thing for private
enterprise to undertake the as
sistance of the government miit
be had in order to build it.
Let it be done by the govern
ment, and so soon as the main
line is completed individual en
terprise will take care that the
necessir branches are speedily
built to such points as will do
Prlntiii? Material for Sale.
As the proprietors of the Ban
ner contemplate putting on a
new dress at an early day, they
offer for sale, at a bargain, the
press and material on which the
paper is now printed.
The difference between the
Democrats and the Republicans
regarding the present adminis
tration is thus plainly stated by
the St. Louis Hepublican:
"The Democrats think Haves
a good deal better man than
thej had reason to suppose he
would be; the Republicans
know that he is not half so bad
as they had hoped he would
prove. He has disappointed
both parties by showing a will
of his own, which lias impressed
his opponents as much as those
who helped him to the White
Thomas Lord, a millionaire,
over whose head the snows ot
eighty winters have tallen was
marriod a few days ago in New
York to Mrs. Hie!;, a lady who
1ms been celebrated for years in
that city, London and Paris for
her beauty, her wardrobe and
the magnificence of her enter
tainments. The marriage was
performed privately by Cardinal
McCloskey. The sons of Mr.
Lord have now instituted pro
ceedings to have the marriage
set aside on the ground that he
A NiJiEm of prominent citi
zens ot Bexir county held a
meeting in San Antonio and
organized a Property and Pro
tection Association. The object
is to assist the county officials in
ferreting out crime, in order
that those guilty of felonies may
be dealt with according to law.
In the district of Mexico a con
voy with S30.000in silver wa3
captured by highwaymen. This
was done almost under the walls
Dt the capital and speaks but illy
for strength ot the Diazgiveru
ment. The occupation of Sofia is of
great advantage to the R.isiaii6.
It opens up a new base ot sup
plies. Baker Pasha, (Valentine
Baker formerly of the British
Army), has been promoted to the
rankot lieutenant general.
NnuiLY one hundred million
dollars annually is paid for im
ported sug-ire. It is argued
tint this vast snni could bo
saved to the country by foster
ing home productions.
The Danube is frozen 'over
Tho Rusians-in Bulgaria have
only three weeks supplies.
Gieat difficulty about forage fs
apprehended unless communica
tion is-soon ipstored.
Tuc Woman's Suffrage Con
vention is in session at Wash
ington and threatens to raid
jWonetermimis lOr fie trans-inlwr0-111
at each end,
FQaneTf do.vu with branch-
Gov. Robiiison,of New York,
in his ine-s.igc jrives some in
teresting figures i-uiii-criiii.g th
common schooK of that State.
The total roe-ipts for public
school piirp.)-e3 in New York
Ian year were 812,110,000; the
total oxpsnditnres, S10,9760'0,
nt this S7,915,0J0 was tor teach
eMbilaiies and 3l.35S,000 tor
school. ImuiPS mill repiii'j.
The number of sc'i'iol h m-cs it
11,833, and their e-itiiuated
value $30,330,000. Gov. Robin
son states tint "the nionev
rui-ed bv taxatiojL for the-t
c!ioj1 ..mounts to much mo.-e
than double the sirn require 1 to
piy tha cntiie expenses of thj
Stite government, executive,
legislative, judicial, civil and
military." He doe3 not think
it "is right to expend laige
amounts of money in the sup
port of high schools and in
struction in all the sciences and
higher- branches of study" re
quired in the Ieirnod piotcs
sions. The only good rea-011
that cau be given for taxing one
class of c'itizjns fo the educa-
tio 1 ot the children of another.
last ii tli3 necessity of giving
to 'the children ot all classes a
sufficient common i-chool elnea
tion to enable th'in to under
stand their duties and exercise
their light as eiriz-nsot a tree
country governed bv the popu
lar voice. When we go beyond
this, says he, ' an 1 tike from
one mm the inoiuy lifce'suy
to educate the children of
another 111 in in the arts and
science?, we peipetratc an act
ot injustice under the forms of
law ; and what is wore, instead "
of educating the masses of
cliildren so as to prepare them
tor the pursuits and industries
npon which they must depend
tor a living, we educate them
id Ftich a way as to make them
discontented with their condi
tion and unfit them to dischaige
Here we have the whole
common school system explained
in a nut shell ; the tendency not
only in New York, but in
nearly every other Stase where
the common school system is iu
vogue is to pay entirely too
much attention to the higher
branches of study. Greek,
Latin, algebra, geometry, trig
onomitry, etc., etc., comein for
too much attention and particu
lar attention is paid to the ad
vanced grades of scholars. If.
after the children have obtained
what is generally known as a
good common school English
education, they or their parents
desire them to acquire the
higher education requisite for
a professional life, they should
do so at their own expense, not
at the expense of the public
We thfnk that all children
.should be entitled to and re
ceive a good common school
educition at public expense, but
after this is done, the State has
fully discharged its dntv to
wards them, and also fitted
them to become good citizens.
Andersw,Tex. Dec. 25, 77.
Attention Green's Brigade.
All members ot the 4th, 5th
and 7th Texas Cavalry. Waller's
Battalion, Pryor's Regiment,
Arizona Battalion, Val Verde
Battery and McNelly Scouts,
are requested to send their nam
es, giving Company, Regiment,
postofiice and occupation to John
G. Rankin Secertary Green's
Texas Brigade association, Bren
Any one having any faetf. in
cidents, &c, of interest to com
municate for the history ot this
Bi iigade. will plerse mail them at
once to Hon. Soth Shepaid,
W. R. Howell, Cor, Sec.
The State Treasurer of Ohio,
in his annual report, calls atten
tion to an evil that is not con
fined to that State alone, but
which is common throughout the
country tho undei valuation of
certain kiuds ot personal proper
ty. Many men who ordinarily
aro Strictly honest in their tran
sactions knowingly and wilfully
undervalue their property in ma
king letui ns to the assesor. There
is perhaps, by tho majority of
men, no money more begrndg
iugly paid than that paid for
4 . I.
Capt. Kids has received his
half million on account of the
South Pass J3tties. It was
shown by the report that n
practicably navigable channel
ot over 2 J lcet already runs'
through tile-pass aud jetties.
Daiuserfield has received
this season 2381 balls of cotton.
Moiris county pi eposes
building a new jaiLat a cost ot
Zilcxicmi silver i-. at a dis
count ot seven per. cent in Vic
tii i 1 Tcvis.
The Sm Kiln Aew jmlt-li-hcs
"A New Yen's Eve
Scrape." by "Sevn T. Aitc."
The Schnlenburi Arjus
piopo-ea the publication ot a
serial story' "a"hi New York
Wato vi'lagewas laid out
by Capi. Geo. B. Eiathin 1S49.
Tho town now claims a opula
tion of S,100.
Round Rock ha shipped
7,121 bales this eenon. List
season the s'lipcncuts amounted
to 3,201 bales.
A negro who was beating
the lallroad It'll between the
c iro and was run over and killed
The Jelforson Jimp men
roust be epicures; they adver
tise for a lot of hog chilling3.
Galveston Vltitor: There
are oue hundred and reventy
papers published in Texas out
side of Ualvc-ton.
Herbert Carter, aged 18,
while hunting near Murkham's
Ferry, Dallas county, accident
ally shot and killed himself.
S. A. Smith, editor and
proprietor ot the Gonziiles En
qy.tr ur siuce 1835 has retired
from tlije newspaper business.
1 he hog ordinance in Ien
iiou is a dead letter. It is still
ou the books, lu: the c ty po
lice and the marshal wholly tail
to eufoice it.
Sin Saba JU'ewt I epor s
that Wiley Poe, ot that county,
has just returned from the
plains, having killed two hun
dred buffilo in one wee.
Jam'S Garvey was tried nt
Richmond lor the murder of
Henry Shcrrard. The jury re
turned a verdict of not guilty
without leaving their ccats.
The town ot Butler, Free
stone county, was recently in a
high state of excitement. They
had a show and a rope walker
aud preaching by a blind
Joseph Burleson died on the
24th ult. at his.residense in Na
varro county, aged 80 years. He
was a bro.her of Geu . Edward
Burleson aud c-amc to Texas
Money was loane I a fow
days a o in Sm' aba at 4 per
cent, a rno.th. A man who
borrows money at that rate
mu8t certainly le in a tight
A Bclton genius has iimn
ted what he 1 alls a cold weather
stirrup. It is n ordinary wood
en stirrup with a miniature
Bteamboat boiler furnace attach
ment. Justice Jackson, ot Cald
well, has paid into the Burleson
comity treasury nearly t300 clear
ot expenses to the county. This
is the only court in tho county
that pajs cxpenFC6.
Lieu. Hall's command has
been kept in the field by stock
men and others in the Wc?t sub
scribing sums of mon y. The
fund is cx'i iuted and, the Ad
juntaut G eneral sayt unless mon
ey is raised to pay. the men the
command will badisbanded.
Bartrop Advertiser: A pe
tition with several bundled
names was gotten up in Bar
trop one d ly last week recom
mending Capt. I. G. Ivillough,
of LaGrange, for appointment
to represent Texas at the Paris
Exposition, no would make
au excellent representative.
.At Whitcsboro, a boy aged IS
years, who had been arrested for
carrying a revolver, was taken
by nmob often men and hanged
to a limb a few limes they war
ted him to confess that he was
a horsO thief. As he was not a
thief he didn't confess and they
let him down.
Tuk fonrth annual session ot
the State Grange assembled
at Bryan ou the 8th hist.
About 80 delegates are present.
The opening ceremonies were
conducted I13- W cm thy Master
Ling, who delivered a lengthy
address. The orator, Hon.
George Mason, ot Galveston,
delivered an addre-s. on the
'Relation ot a Pro'cctha TarifF
For .ant ot anything big
ger to honst of the Caldwell
Jiaijle flips its wings and say-:
Mr. Meeouu of our town, killel
a Iioj: the nth r day that weighed
309 pounds net.
it Hope, in Lavaca conntv
two men, .Tas. Sumerlin aud E
Leslie qu irreled over a trante ot
cud-.. Leslie -tabbed Sumerii.i
tnd Snmerlin-hor Leslie. There
was two farnci-als.
Th.; G hidings Lane S'.ar
appeared in a p iteut outride, la-t
week. The Mailiu Hall which
h is been running one for t-ome
time now appears without it,
buinir a home production.
The Round Rock Headlight
has ab indoned its patent out
side, and now shines as a honie
111 ule paper. It it innchofan
improvement, and wc hope- it
will meet with the sulcc-s it so
The Morrit county Banner
says most ot the country news
p ipers in Texas suspended dur
i(ir Christmas week to give;, the
printers a clrince to '"get on a
bus1-." The"Morris county Ban
ner did not suspend.
A man named Frost, who in
1S07 murdered William War
den in Collin 'county, and wTio
since tint time had succeed -d
in eluding arrest, ivas recently
caught in Palo Pjntn county,
where ho liad been living for
A car load of tat hos
was shipped on Sunday from
Denison to St. Louis. In due
thn the product of these hogs
will find its way ba:k to Texas
disguiied as clear-rib sides, can
vassed sugar-cured hams, lard,
The Dallas Uerild thns de
fines its position on the hell
qnestion: ''If ther.'is one in the
other world it will only be a
simple transfer when they gu
out. and we doubt if their pun
ishment there will be worse than
it is here."
The alumni of Washington
and Lee University ot Virginia
resident at W:ic6 propo-e the
orsraniz'ition of a permam ut
State astociition, J. W. Tav
lnr. W. D. Vinson. J. J. Willi
and.W.L. Pratiie -were appoint
ed a committee of corresj ond-enc-e.
The Caldwell Eiigle te-sely
remarks in regard to the G., C.
& S. F. Railway: "We would
have more faith in it if we could
hear of something being done;
not always to be done."' The
Galveston folks would do well to
make a note o' this and act accor
dingly. A train ran ofT the track
near Bryan on Saturday night.
The same evening thewreeking
'.rain went through a trestle and
into a creek three miles sonth
of Bryan. One ncsro was killed
and two others- severely wound
ed. Another freight train made
a smash up in the same locality
on Friday night.
The jury in the case of Sam
uel P Noiand for the murder ot
Shannon, at Houston, returned
a verdict ot guilty of murder in
the second degree and assessed
his punishment at fifteen 3 ears
in the penitentary. A motion
fcr a new trial was overruled
and an appeal taken. The Hous
ton papers regard the verdict
The Fairfield Recorder is a
truthful paper. It says a heavy
snow began falling and, contin
ued for two or three hours, cov
ering the ground to a depth ot
one and a halt or two inches,
and, had it continued all day it
would have been very deep.
Just 60 ''if" it had continued
snowing for a week and "if
the snow had not melted it cer
tainly would have been deep.
Fairfield lacks -S3500 of the
f 50,000 required to be subseib
cd on the projected r.iilroul
through Freestone county. It is
thought the people will soon be
entertained by the sight ot survey
ore for the line. It is much cheap
er tosurvey a route torar.vilroad
than to build it. This has been
Bitisfaetorlly demonstrated to
the pxiple dlons the line of tl e
proposed G., C.& S. F. route.
A runaway couple from
Denison accompanied by a
minister ot tho gospel were
pursued by the irate parent of
the girl. They had reached the
Red'river when the infuriated
father came into shiht. ILvtily
hopping into a skiff the matri
monialpaity stinck out tor the
"bcauriinl Indian Territory."
When half-way across the stream
they "rested on their oars,"
while the preacher tied the
"silken knot." This is called a
A correspondent of the
San Antonio Jixpresi writing
from Camp Wood. Nueces Can
on, says on the 26th ult., Mr.
Fry, "a partner of Capt.
Kelsoe in tho sheep business,
was killed by two Mexican hci
ders who robbed tho camp of
everything they wanted and
left. Fort Clark is full ot
sporting characters of eveiy
nature, nation, .color and se.
The soldiers had been paidoS
some time airo, ami having
spent most of their , money,
innnte and other little games
Tin: G.i vjatn.i cioi ,fys
that a number of tluTjiaiiki'ri
and inre i.ints of Gal?es$8ii,i.
co itenipUlu holding . nueliug ,;,
in opposition to the. silver-bill
and the repeal ottjie resump
tion act. It nl-.it jntiinritcMWt
the piop -ed meeih-gjo bought
iibout by the imiu'iH-e of tl.o
money power in tho E:ut.
However niii'h the Junkers,
hiiik-i& and capit.iH-ts who iej -resent
tlie reditor class msy
oppose the mca-ure the great -m.i-s
of the ueonle. the lib ia
1 and sinew of the laud, all lavf
it, and in pont of nuiibern ex
ceed the oppositnii -almost ten
to one. The entire Texas dele
nation, w ith one eXJjption, favor"
Sar. Saba JVeicsz A whole
herd of sheep were drowned by
high waters at the in.iu'h of -Wilbarger
of thi-duiuty, took from twelve
hives ot bees five hundred .iud
fifty pounds -t honey, and left
as much in the gnuit....Tlm
tn m reported kilted in Llaii't
county, was not killcd.bnt it
now recoveriii-r... .Dorau ami
McDowell in attclI'pti:ur'5t-,
drive a flock of sheep acr.ostha.
river'o.t 20 head by drowning-
and 30 more diii from tueeftut -,
ot cold The hi-rh water in
t'le Coli rado has done an im
mouse airo'int of damage....
Nixon and Cook, prisoner-,' es
caped from j lit, leaving Gcoriro
"Washington, a negro, who didn't
want to go.
Tnu municipal eVction in
Houston on Monday passed, otX
quietly. Tho Telegram say-, it
was a lively little -crub race tor
municip d offices. The election J
wa- a sort of free arul-ea-y, hap-
pv-giv-lucky affair, the straight- .,
est partisan kicking out of the
tra'-es, and pic-king out the men r"
of his choice and voting- 'Uv -them.
Natlnn Fuller was elcftV. ,
ted Recorder; ('. C. Beaven,
Asse-sor and Collector; F. N..
Butt, Marshal; Richard Alleiy'
Street Coinnii ioiier. and Ueeu
Pannel. Sexton. All of the-e.-were.
Indr pendent candidate-. '
J. G. Tracy w;is elected alder
men ot the" Third Ward. The -election
hxs no political signifi
IIemp;tead Courier? The town
has been full ot tramps during
the week.. .Fre-h pork is selling
at 4 cents a pound. . .The police
arc making it hot tor the gam
biers. . . Mr. Shitidler has attach- ,
ed a corn shucker and sheller lo
hit "rin machinery.. .The theat
rical troops that have vi-ited
Hempstead are nothing but hnin
biiir concerns. Not one of them . -will
pav their bills it it can bo
avoided... District Court com
ment e on the 14th.. ."Mr. Roht. s
Key, one of the largestplantcfs' -iu
Waller county, informs ns--that
lie will not plant any' coftoli '
this year.. .The city cemetery 13
in bad condition and netdo a npw
Helton Journal: The rcs-j
idence of D. S. Speed, on Little- ,
Elm. was burned 011 Wednesday
....What is tho use of a hog
ordinance it it is not enforced..
A ratt ot cedar logs was floated
sixty miles down the Leon river
in nine hours. This, is thefir-t
attempt atrafiinc ever tradedn
this section We learn that at
Liuipiisas a drunken m in driv- ''
ing a wagon loaded with corn
tell fiom his" horse and was run
over by the wagon and instantly
killed A number ot our tar-
mars lmvs not gathered their
corn vet, while other have fin
ished an 1 are breaking up their
grontid tor a new crop.. Corn
is selling at 25 cents and pork at '
four A fine snow is falling. -1
Marlin Ball: The stock law
was defeated bv a majorty of
fifteen in the Marlin Prieinit.
The prison rsinthcjiil attemp
ted to make their e-cape but was
foiled by the j nlors. One negro
was shot, but not seriously wotiu-'
ded. 'i lie residence ot Sim An-
kills, together with all his furniture-
was burned. The Mar-
liit Greenback club lives and'
thrives. As id accident occtir
ed at Baileyx ilfe, Milam county.
A Mi-s Williams was carelessly
handling an old ni-ty pistol, sTp
posed of cours3 not to bo loaded"
it expl ided, the bill entering.. "
the head of Miss Moore killing -J
The qnestion of recognizing the
Diilz government has again been
ili-ciitsed by the cabinet without
arriving at any conclusion. It
is intimated that if Diaz will
authorize the co-oparation of liis-v
troops with our troops on tho
Mexican side of the Rio Gr.itidcV, f
and prevent raiding it will tend '
towards the recognition ot h:a
Victor EjiANCwffving ot '
Italy, died on tho Otlrfinfti.
Prince Humbert was pKiclaiinecl
king under the titlaof Jlunv- v
bert I. Hewasbonrin Turin,'
March 14,1620. The deceased
wa more or less engaged rinthor""
revolutions and ilistarbance-!rs
that luvo agitated sonihern En-.",'
rope duritigtholast thirty ycaW
Tin: new St'ite of CoIoT-ad 0
already hal,0G7 nulcd.etrall-
I ro id.
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