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A GENERAL BREVIARY.
(nlcresling Items (rem All Over tho
Selected Irom Various Sources.
A FULL AND COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW,
Embracing Serious and Senialloml Happening), an
Current Newi Covering Many Topic l
Intereil to All Readers.
MIp Francis Willlard lias again
boon elected president of tho W. C.
T L' . by a oto of 1358 out of a total
J170. Tho othor ofilcers aro: Sec
letarv, Mrs. Mary A. Woodbridge,
Ohio: roconllng socio tai'y, Mrs. L, N.
Stevens, Michigan; treasurer, Mrs.
II. M. Barker. North Dakota. Tho
official roster was completed by Mrs.
lara Hoffman, as assistant to Mrs.
In reply to a complaint of tho
hinofO minister at Washington, Mr.
Vang Vu, tho stato department lias
made representations which Indlcato
that tho United States will not accept
consular certificates as conclusive
exidenco that tho Chinese bubjects
presenting thera as merchants or
artists and therefore entitled to ad
mission to this country.
Tho body of Miss Sarah Trimble,
aged 1M years, was found in a wagon
path in tho woods, near Lovcc, Ky.
Mie had boon shot twice, once below
the loft nipples and once in tho back
while sho lay on tho ground. A tin
typo of an uncouth mountaineer vais
found near tho body. Tho ground
showod evidence of a severe btrugglo.
At Louisville, Ky., Walter P. Shaw,
-ox-deputy under Collector Scott, has
Uaon adjudged guilty In tho United
States court of violating tho civil ser
vice stevtuto, making it unlawful for a
government employe to solicit money
for political purposes, Tho jury was
only out twenty minutes, and tho in
terest manifested was inton-c.
.Just prior to tho opening of tho
strip Arkansas City, Kan., did a postal
business equal to that ot a llrst-class
postolllce, and tdnco that event has
done more business with the dead lot
tor olHco than any other city in tho
union. Over l.",i)i) ) letters wero ro
rontlv feont to Washington from that
Information has been received at
"tho state department at Washington
from Minister Thompson at Klo Ja
norio to thoallVet that it is claimed a
pt o islonal government in the state
of St. Catherona has been established
with Koron for president.
-Commodore fioorgo W. Melville,
longlnecr-ln-chlof of tho United States,
In his annual report makes a strong
Iroc?mimori3atfih for the conferring 6r
'positive rank on membors of tho en
gineer corps, instead of "relative
rank," now held,
Joseph lllank, president, Lewis
Thomnson. cashier, and Uonalds Mc
Donald, one of tho directors of tho
Madison Squaro bank of Now York
city have boon arrested as a result of
recent investigations Into tho bank's
Cashier Xcl-on Hradlcy of tho Cen
tral Michigan savings bank of Lan
sing, Mich., which failed last April,
has" just been arreted charged with
jnlbuppropriathig $2000 and making
false reports as to tho bank's condi
tion. , A cablegram from Ulo do Janeiro
says that tho American naval com
mander has exchanged vibits and sa
lutes with Admiral DoMcllos of tho
In,smgont licet. Authorities, at Wash
ington say It is without authority.
l'ennock and Kay, who held up tho
'Frisco train near l'aclfio, Mo., some
tlmo ago, was placed on trial re
cently. Thoy entored pleas of guilty
and wero each sentenced to fourteen
years In the iionltontlary.
In a row at a dance near Athens
vllle, 111., a fow days ago William
(Srimth fatally shot Martin Flynn and
Dennis Vlynn. A stray shot also
fatally wounded Hobert Wyatt, a boy
At Osceola, Xeb., members of tho
" Woman's ChrlstiaTrTemperance Union
organlzod as Whltccaps and whipped
somo women wlio&o virtue is question
able. They wero all jailed but somo
have given bond.
'A fow nights ago Henry IT. Hood, a
bottlemuker shot and killed his
brother-in-law, W. A. Smith, at Lake
viow, Ala. Shortly thereafter Hood
applied at tho jail to gtvo himself up.
A wonderful doublo orcan, with
1000 stops and four manuals has been
placed In uso In St. Bartholomew's
church In Now York. Over $100,000
had been spent refitting tho edifice.
Mr. Lucas of South Dakota, has in
troduced a bill In congross appropri
ating $100,000 for tho establishment
ot a sanitarium branch of the Sol-
. tUor's Home, ut Hot Springs, S. D.
A graveyard on Solomon's island,
near Baltimore, was washed by waves
60 badly during tho lato storm on the
. coast that many eoillns were uncov
ered and somo dostroynd.
At Dannomara, N. V., Martin Foy,
. Jr., tho murderer of Henrietta Wil-
. son, has been executed y olecWiclty,
Tho German government has ar I
ranged for a competition among Ger
man builders for the construction of a
series of torpedo boats with a mini- '
mum speed of 21 knots. I
Frank Armstrong of Bridgeport,
Conn,, who died recently, left $5001) i
to tho Bridgeport hospital and 1000 l
each to tho Boys1 club and tho Bridge
port orphan asylum.
At Kcnova, Ky., a few nights since, I
James Murray, a baggo master, nhot
and mortally wounded Harry Smith, i
Murray escaped. Tho cause of tho j
quarrel is unknown. I
Dick Tato, who for twenty-two
years was treasurer of Kentucky, has i
just been arrested. Ho is a dufaultet '
In tho sum of $100,000, and has boon
at largo slnco 1888. I
Tho North Atlantic Trident lino ot '
steamers botveen Great Britain and I
the United States will bo absorbed by
a new Philadelphia shipping company.
At Baraboo, Wis., F. T. Browstor I
of tho defunct Bamboo savings bank, ,
has been indicted for receiving de
posits when tho bank was Insolvent.
Auburn theological seminary has ,
received $9000 from Mrs. Maria
Brooks and her daughter as a memo- i
rial to Bov. Lemuel Brooks. I
A report from Washington says I
mat tno foo.uoj.ooo or siivor bullion, '
held in tho treasury as teigniorago
will bo coined and paid out.
Pullman palace car stockholders '
have re-elected the old board of di
rectors. Tho annual statement showed
a handsome profit.
At Lemars, la., recontly fire In a
livery stable consumed forty head of
horses and destroyed $100,000 worth
of othor property.
Reductions In rates aro said In tho
caso of tho Chicago and Alton road
to show a loss on travel from short
Tho crulbor Maibleliead, sister ship
of the Montgomery and Detroit, is to
liavo Her preliminary
tno near future.
Samuel W. Dorsoy, of Washington,
Pa., a member of tho city council,
was killed and robbed by highway
It may not bo generally known that
tho Southern statos take euro of 27,
'Jll ox-Confederate soldiers at a cost
Mr Cogswell, of Massachusetts, in
troduced a bill in congress appropri
ating $100,000 to exterminate tho
Tho campaign in Ohio, tho Iss-mo
being tho taritl', grows more Interest
ing as tho vigorously waged buttlo
Tho annual reunion of tho Twenty
first Illinois, Gen. Giant's old regi
ment, was held ut Mnttcon, III., a fow
In tho event of Attorney General 01
ney's resignation, it Is bald Governor
llusHoll, of Massachusetts, will bo hU
A TERRIBLE STRUGGLE.
A Landlord and Tennant FlgM With a Knife and
Pistol at Floresville.
WEST IS STABBED AND COTTON IS SHOT.
Ruik County Stabbing, a Demented Bohemian
Cremates Himself, In His Own Mouse,
In McLennon County.
Fi.ouhsvir.Li:, . Tex., Oct. CO. A
bloody affray occurred hero Saturday
which may ond In a double tragedy.
M. C. West, a bustnoss man of Floios
ville, has a small farm a mile below
town. Ho has a tenant or renter
named Claronco Cotton. West told
another renter to tako a certain wagon
and team for his uso which Cotton
had in possession. Cotton refused to
glvo It up and tho other man reported
it to West. West thought he would
sco about it and went to the farm
armed with a pistol. What language
was used between West and Cot
ton Is not known, o.ccpt by the
two men. Cotton drew a large pocket
knuo and stabbed West in tho sido
twice, penetrating tho liver. West
drow his pistol and shot Cotton In the
arm tho first thot and through tho
body tho second shot. Cotton fell
and est untied his Horse and rodo
up to his houso near by. Cotton has
made to tho county attornoy and mag
istrate what Is believed to bo his
dying statement, but says he will not
die. Tho physicians who aro attend
ing West have hopes that ho will live.
Feoplo outsldo do not believe that
cither will live.
sionatKockportforthe I"'oul JfcXAS CONDENSATIONS
f8 and yesterday Big nod a contract -'
with Manning & Cameron of Now
York, repioaentlng a syndicate of j
ea3tern capitalists, for the deepening j
of Aransas pas' Tho contract prico t
is $113,000. Tho promoter hao do-
posited a guarantee of $10,000 that I
thoy will commence work within the
next sixty days. Tho Aransas Pass
deep water company havo already
built MOO yards of jetty into tho gulf.
This jetty parses into tho hands of
Messrs. Manning & Cameron, who ,
will extend it 1600 yards further. In
caso of tho success of Mossrs. Man- j
ning & Cameion thoy ato to receive j
as a donation $000,000 In Toxas lands, I
$100,000 of which has already been j
Culled and Carefully Arranged (rem ttia Latest
Dailies of the State
A MIRROR Or RECENT OCCURRENCES.
Hlppenlngi, Crops, Stock, Improvements, and Item
ol General Interest tendered Read
able and Entertaining.
A Dull as MioothiL'.
Dallas, Tex., Oct. 2G. Ycstciday
afternoon at fl o'clock William Kjnn
shot John McMahan In tho Hound
House saloon near tho Houston and
Recently at Dallas C. S. Peebles, a
tlckot broker, was avroited on an
atlldavlt filed by A. A. Drew, charg
ing him with violating tho untl
scalpers law by soiling Tax a and
Pacific railway tickets without Ihqiif-o
or authority of tho Texas and Paeiflr
railroad oIllelaK IVeblcs pleaded
guilty in the county court piul was
lined 430. Ho surtendered all tlto
Texas and Pacific tickets in hU po-i-
Texas Central round houso. McMa- fc0sslon and promised to go out of tho
han Is tho proprietor of tho saloon buslnoss. Two other scalpers against
and was behind tho bar when shot. I whom proceedings wero about to bo
1'roin what could bo learned the shoot- instituted, agreed to deliver up their
Ing resulted from tho renewal of n Btock and go out of tho business.
quarrel wnirn occurred ueiwecii uiu
two men about a week ago. Kyan
It ink County .Stabbing,
H f.n in: its os, Tox., Oct. 30. Tho
nnws has reached here that Albert
KIrksoy of Pino Hill' was stabbed and
killed by Nathan Young, who used a
pocket-knife. It seems, that Kiiksoy
had been running a "blind tiger."
trial trip In r When tho ladies of Pino Hill, which is
1 a local option town, found out what
led to tho killing they organized a
1 party and visited tho drugstore of Dr.
' Smith and found two barrels partly
filled with whisky. They took an axe
and knocked In tho Jieads of tho bar
rels and poured the contents on tho
I ground. Young surrendered and is
now in jail.
A Strange Occurrence.
i Waxaiiaciiii:, Tox., Oct. 25 A
j lingular accident occurred atAuburn,
In tliia county. A Hock or gee wero
passing over. Mr. Davis shot at
them with a Winchester. Tho ball
parsed the ilock and struck a Ilttlo
girl, Jennie Pylant, who was picking
cotton In her father's Hold a mile
away. An older girl hoard the bullet
whiz past her and instantly her Ilttlo
sinter screamed and fell to tho
ground. Tho ball cnterod her leg
about three Inchos bolow tho knee
and lodged In tho fleshy part of that
member, where It was cut out.
has worked for McMahan and until a
week ago thoy wero on friendly ter.ns.
Last night llynn and a friend, S. U.
Clark, wont to tho saloon. 11) an
treated, and a few moments later ho
and McMahan renewed tho quarrel,
which became ery heated, l'yati
drow his rovohcr and shot McMahan.
Almost immediately alter tiring tho
shot Kyan quit tho saloon and was not
seen until IS o'clock, when ho was
found by Deputy Sheriffs Hollck and
Sloan lowU In tho rear of Louis Mill
er's saloon on Kim street, opposite
tho old stockyards In Last Dallas.
He was in his shirt sleeves. Ho had
Tho total amount of disbursements
on warrants drawn on tho compti oiler
out of tho htato revenue fund during
tho j ear ending August 111, 181)11, for
tho support ot tho stato go eminent
institutions, courts, etc., amounted to
$2,:m,0S8.68, being $230,432.67 leas
than tho amount disbursed last year
out of tho revenue, being principally
caused by tho amount of stato debt
taken up last year, amounting to
1243,000. Tho about paid out of the
spocial funds was $3,710,302.80.
Receiver Spencn of tho Austin
Water company has brought suit
against tho city of Austin to recover
balance alleged to bo due for supply-
gone to bed at a houso near tho sa- ing tho city with electric lights. Tho
loon, but had gotten out or bed and uaianco is staiou at gzzux. ano suit
gono to the saloon to got a drink, is based on a contract mado in 188S
lio had $35 on him, but no rovohcr. when Joseph Nallo was mayor. Tin
A 3&-callbcr Smith & Wesson live- contract has been hold by tho city to
shooter was found by Deputy ShcrllT I bo Invalid and tho charges ol tho
Dick Winfrey at a saloon not far from water company oxcosslvo. Hence
whore llynn had gono to bed. Mc- failure and refusal to pay and this
Mahan may die. Kyan Is 22 years suit.
old, is clean shaven and has a boyish . h Wrf h commorrial agont of
ace. Ho was raised in Dallas county. 1 1)0 MUsourC Kansas and Toxas, i
Ho is unmarried. Ills father, John (tI ,mvo recoivC(l a telegram from I).
Kyan. is a night-watchman a the MHert trnfflfl m wof our M
postolhro. McMahan is 3, years old (oIloW8: ,Wo wm muko lj0 gamo falM
and was Wn In Irolaml. lie crnno , to I)aM M tho Hock Igllind h t
to tho United bates eighteen jears , , y w , , j.-orm thi9y0u wilt
'.irrt mill h 11 a livnil !n 1 Ifl lln a frillt ..... .....
A .Mill t4t Hrulnnl
N"ACoauocni:s, Ton., Oct. 27
TiiCbiluy night at MIcliall, tviolvo
miles Bouth ot hero, in Angelina
county, ii mon named Porter, who
was buncrlntonilcnt ol a taw mill at
soo that the Katy has met tho Kock
Island rates. Just when thoso rates
will tako oiTcct 1 can1t say, but the
now tai-llls will doubtless bo put out
At Salado, IleU county, recently,
whllo somo boys wero at tho raco
track trylnir tho epeed of their
that place, was knocked on tho head horsos, one of tho horses flow tho
Tho Hour output of tho northwost
has again incroawed. Tho dally aver
ago for ono weolc recontly was !17,78S
Sixty prominent cltlions of Haxter
county, Arkansas, havo neon Indicted
under tho old law for swearing in
-C. Wolls, of Saginaw, Mich., a
capitalist, was drownod from a cunoo
while hunting near Duluth, Minn., ro-
. ... . . .,,, , n.
UOSta JUCa wui levy un u.iiuit wa
of $1.50 por hundred pounds on coffoo (
to rauo revenuo 10 pay nor ivivijjh
A movement Is in progress looking
to tho uniting of all labor ordors and
unions undor a control authority.
Rovcnuo ofl'.cers In Kentucky re
cently mado an important capture of
an illicit still in Taylor county.
A largo number of cannon aro said
to havo boon purchased In Now York
for a South American country.
An Illinois oouplo wero married in
tho 1'errls whool, 250 foot up, at tho
world's fair a fow days ago.
I I). Woleh was rocontly found at
Oklahoma, Ok., with a bullot holo bo
low his left ear. Io clow,
llridgcport, Conn., has a sulcldo
club. All of tho charter membors
havo alleady suicided.
Froo wool, It Is said, will bo tho
basis of tho now tarilf bill, which is
rapidly taking shapo.
There is a largo amount of counter
feit siivor in ciiculation in Wost Vir
ginia. Kansas churches glvo chickon plo
socials for tho purposo of raising
A reoent quotutlon nt Donver, Col.,
reads: liar siivor TJ, load ?3.20.
A report from Paris says tho Maha
rajah Uhuloop Singh is dead.
Mrs. Iioacoo Conkllng, wlfo of tho
famous Now Vorkor Is doud.
Yollow fovcr is increasing at BUboa,
Spain, and Brunswick, tia.
Coal is Belling at ono cent por
pound ut Winlleld, Kan,
Mon. Calablna, archbishop of Milan,
Sax Anom.o, Tox., Oft. 25. Dr. J.
M. Harris, postmaster of Robert Lee,
was brought to San Angelo Monday
night by Deputy United Statos Mar
shal llruomer and given a prelim
inary trial before United Statos Com
missioner Dubois. He is charged
with complicity in tho stago robbery
about throe weeks ajo. Harris' ball
was fixed at I700D, which was not fur
nished. Ho was taken to Kl Paso tor
with a heavy piece ot iron. UN skull
was fractured badly and his brains
wero running out and a doctor
thought tho caso fatal. Two
mill hands who had been discharged
for disorderly conduct aro accused of
the crime. Thoy Hod and and wero
traced this way. Wednoiday morn
ing Sheriff Spradloy got a posse of
men anil with his bloodhounds wont
in pursuit. It was rcnorted that
Porter was doad, but tho roport lacks
track and ran so near u trco that tho
rider's leg struck tho treo and was
broken about two or throo inches be
low tho knee. Tho shock also broko
his thigh bono about tho middlo.
ilo turned tho horso back nisi boat
tho race before ho fell oil'. Tho boy
Is about 12 years old.
At Comanche, recontly as tho train
pulled In Mr. Co of Sidney, and
County .ludgo Drummond worn at the
depot, and when Miss Wheatly of
Dallas stepped oil" tho party ontoifd
tho ladies' waiting room and, and in
tho presence of a largo crowd of
friends, Miss Wheutley and Mr. Co
woro married by tho judge. Thn
couplo left for Sidney their home.
At San Antonio recently somo sol-
A ?Ia ! Creimteit,
Vaco, Tox., Oct. 80 A Bohemian
was burned to death In his cottago
l'riduy night at Tours, a vlllajjo six.
teen miles north of Waco. Ilo was
soon to rush Into his cottage and his
wlfo lied ns it in terror. Shortly Humes
burst from tho root and when tho en
tiro structuro was consumed tho body
was seen roasting in the embers Ho
llUlllltOll llltu tllO It!!),
Gu.VF.srox, Tox., Oct. 27. 'J ho
hnndsomo chair car and other coaches
comprising tho Gulf, Colorado and
Santa l'o train arriving hero from
Houston nt 3:J5 yesterday evening,
woie droppod in tho Galveston bay
whilo being backed out to tho shops
from tho depot alter tho passengers
hud disembarked. Tho lookout failed
to signal tho engineer.
rami 1 Skeleton.
Sak Antonio, Tex., Oct. 2S. Col
ored men wero yesterday excavating
In un unfrequented spot near tho city
limits. Thoy uncovered a rough plno
box, which, when opened, rocalod
tho skeleton of a full grown woman.
'Iho ilnd loads to the .belief that the
skoleton Is that of some ono who was
murdcied. Detectives aro invcotl.
gating tho caso.
Ff.iiius. TeX., Oct. 2S. A man
named Tom Hudson was found early
estciday morning near tho iailroad
track ono mllo north of tho depot in
an unconscious condition. ' Ills Bkull
vas crushed and ho will dio.
lluy. a 4!iut;mi.
ArisutiA, Tox., Oct. 28. Lewis
Garner, a negro man, living four
miles northwest of this placo, was in
town jesterday and roportcd ho was
rebbo'l a nijrlit or two ago and warned
that he and all tho colored peoplo Idlers took a keg of beer down to tho
n thU section must leavo beforo Jan- ' negio quarters near tho government
uary 1, 1891. Ilo was away fiom
homo when rubbed and had only $t
or i5 with. Thoro aro but fow fami
lies of negroes in this part of tho
county and they aro all industiioin
and pay their debts. Gardner bought
a breech-loading shotgun and said ho
was going to attend to his own busl
i.ess, and, If necossary, would defend
1', hi, Ml IIbiiiI !' lilt Mother.
OAl.vr.8rox, Tox., Oct. 27. Alfred
Velst, aged 20 years, was found dead
in Ills bed by h'ls mother, who attempt
to louse him for breakfast. Ho was
subject to attacks of epilepsy, and tho
condition ot his body showed that lio
had been solrcd with such an attack
during tho night and smothered to
CoL5irNr.n, Tox., Oct. 2C At
Nona. Haidln cojnty, Monday morn
ing Kddie Wintle. tho 10-year-nld son
of Mill I'.nglneor Tom Wintle, was
thrown from a horso and killed by be
ing drnRged about seventy-live yards,
in which his skull, neck and arms
San Anionic, Tox., Oct. 27 Tho
1 oard of dlroctors of the Aransas Pass
deep wator company havo boon In
I'liMCliel' UHU a .Man.
Navasota, Tox., Oct. 28. In a dis
pute over rent for somo sugar cano
land. William Peters, a negio -preach-'
er. killed his tenant, Gus Banks, ut
Cawthon, lu th.s county. Ho used a
doublo-burroled shotgun, lio was ar
rested. cirri Wlili)e'l.
Lami-asas, Tex., Oct. 20. Tuesday
night a croud of negro men took Dick
Lspy out and w hipped him. Tho eas-.
tlgation was jiu-n on account of
Kspy's alleged fiendish act ol throw
ing his dead baby into a llftceu-foot
woll ut llanna park.
wood yard. After emptying tho keg
tho men got into alight, tho patrul
wagon was called and ono soldier and
six drunken negro women wero hauled
to jail. Tho women yelled and sang
all the way to jail, tho police being
unable to koop them quiet.
Tho Carrlngton Fish and Oyster
company of Velasco aro cutting a
canal fiom tho gulf to their 6jaler"
lakes noar Cedar lake. They and
other citlzeus aro taking active stops
for tho preservation and increase of
black bass and othor high-priced fish
In somo of Brazoria county's Ircsh
Lola Illneman, who Is Indicted with
tho four men heretofore named, Hap
nv. Gunnolls, Wlteher and Miller, for
tho murdor of Miss Magglo Tewmoy
last January, lias boon brought from
Trinidad, Colo., and lodged in jail at
Port oi th.
A whlto man shot and killed Dick
Young, colored, on lied river near
Lnynosport ferry, in Ilowlo county a
tew dnys ago. Both parties had been
to market with cotton and wero drink
ing. Officers aro alter tho whlto
Recently near Paige, Bastrop conn,
ty, while tho parents of somo colored
children woro in tha Held picking cot
ton, tho clothing of a 7-year-old girl
caught Are, burning her so severely
that sho died in a few hours.
A channel 100 feot wldo and 17 feet
deep is being cut ncross tho bar at
Sabino Pass. Tho contract is for 10
foot deep, but, tho extra foot is cut to
allow for tho fill, which, it is thought,
will not bo quite a foot.
At Dallas recently Lena Hill, tho
2-year-old, broko tho world's record
by puclng a mllo in 2.-131.