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VTM II. MULLAXH, ruMUb.r.
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PASTURE AND fAHM.
From many sections come favorable
roporte of the corn crop.
(I run (t plentiful and corn prs
Mti bright About San Diego.
Com ml cotton r doing splendidly
errand IIIoowImr Orovt,
Jim llnlo has mode three shlpmcnta
nf cattl to St. I.OUW recently (rota
A lVfl gardener reports that potato
hugs nre eating bit plauta anil doing
At I-lmUli'. Smith county, from sue
to two carloads of strawberries aro bo
Jog Bbinjied ilally.
During the month o( April MS) ear
loads at tattle were skipped from Snn
Anitlo to the Indian territory.
Sorghum is pronounced by practical
men to b one of tbe most prcfltabb)
forage crepe known In Texan.
(leorte lowere, one of tba moat
prominent born breeder of west Tex
an, died at Itaymond of Herman mono
Tba remit lx-hnur ruin at A ma
rl llo kn caused (train to grow rapidly
timl ralaed tba spirits of tbe stockinou
Cattle dealer at fjonbam report that
rattle In great numuers art dying of
blackleg In tbe Indian Territory, across
lied river, not far front tionbatn.
A good rain fell at Clranbury, tba
only one thla year that put water in
the branches and tanke. It will do oata
tome good and make the grain of
make more than half a crop of wheat.
Two train load of cattle, ronalatlng
of sixteen rare each, wern shipped
from Corpu C'hrUtl to Red Fork. I. Y,
They were put on grating landi near
, Tba laeat rnlna known In the vlcln.
ity of Del Rio for ten yearn felt re
ectnly. The rain extended weat aa far
an Devil's river and eaat marly to
. Parties in from tbe Indian and Okla
homa terrltorlea report good seasons
and flattering crop proaperta. Cattle
men especially are in good eplrita and
aay eatle are doing splendidly.
Home-rained vegetablea at Denlson
nre supplying tba local market alto
nether aow and some are being ships
1 north, Despite tba lata spring and
,bad weather, spring gardens rame In
Something like 1.W0.600 boraea are
owned In Tasaa, but a great number
are of little ralue. Texas' soli and cli
mate are well adapt hJ to raUIng tbe
'finest breed'i and great progrcta It los
In tbe strawberry districts nf the
Wat tbla berry Is fast ripening, and n
great many carloads are be In sent to
various parts In the north and eaat,
vIiIIh quite n number are being sblpp
td to various points In tbla state.
A fine rain fell nt ganger that In
rare a fine Irish jiotato crop and all
Harden stuff. Corn will be auviinctd to
the "shooting" stage wit bout mora
rain. Cotton on many farms Is up anil
look tine. The rain pulverised a great
ileal of freshly-sodded land that atn
now be put In rot ion. The who! coun
try looks beautiful and pros'ieroua.
Tba breeds f entile raised around
firs bam now are greatly Improved over
tbi old-time row. Many of the ranch
ui are sto-ke. with thoroughbred liar
c fords awl Durbsms. Taking Hie situ
HlloN. k'l In all, the country seems
upon a bads of substantial prosperity.
Tba Cotton llelt rjtilw h- Is hauling
ia.mr carload of strawberries from
tautarn Teias to northern itle.
Maasrs. Richards. .1.1 Albaugb af
Dan Aagalo have returned from a trip
through the sheep country couth and
weat. Tbey viewed about 15.ou sheep
In good condition, Ihongh not yet
ready to buy for sblpmeat. The rang
t ' icra and weeds U la go i condition,
nnd tko rains make the outlook full of
A la ra n tke Hret since December,
fell l Armstrong county, several days
ngo. petting a gund aeaaon la tba
Krouad. Barly rroaja were sugeriag
rente on account of tbe continued dry
weather, but now (key will romo out
nil right aad tba pastures will be 1m
in a short Mm, from reports from
the etejHtry anrronndtag tbe rain wna
general. I'nr seers an piaatlnu largo
crop ami art mkw over tba pros
pect. W. A. Ieare skipped out twenty-one
cars of cattle from Italy, deal load tor
Cuba via Oalveeton. Me nrh.mil tba
cattw there from B. II, Harro'-"
had aM tad there tbla seasosi,
itkHMMd two rata, the remaiHd
buncb) hi ft. Uiui
A train load of M head of beef c.
tie trots) Dublin. T. i . where iney kavo
ttftea totiaemd n ton ce. n.raj. paat
ed through r Vutiii wmtfJ aara
ago. ea rout to lua!. Kta., troir
which plar ti-i will be slipped t(
Cuba at oat.
Mr. Cbllds called up In the homo
Monday tho tnulieu offered by Mr.
ilulley tome days ago to reconsider
tke vote by which the senate Mil to
ueflne and punish unjust dmerttnlna
Uom by olUcats, ugeuta, servanta and
mployes and recelrera, their oidcera,
survauta, aftenis and ttKtphryee et rail
road compantea In tbla state, woa was
ed to a third reading.
The dlecuaatafi of tbe motion to re
conalder developed the fact tbnl mime
members favored ellmlnatinK the pro
vlehm which autkortseM convictions
under tke act upon the unauppurted
evidence et on ncvompllva or imrttcl
pant. Tbe miKlon to reconsider was
tabled cm inoUoti of Mr. Ilwuuu
Mr. Klttrell offereil tut umendtHent to
provide that any jiereon recelvltiK re
buteo or drawiauks, or recelrtaK any
preference such o Is forbidden by tke
act to be given, shall be held to be
guilty of violating Its provision and
shall be punished tke eame om the par
sou who allows such rebate.
On motion of Mr. Shannon tho
amendment waa tabled.
The bill waa then imummmI finally In
the exact form in which it came front
A resolution waa adopted extending
the court-elm of the house to Con
sreeamnn It. c. DsUrafftnrled.
On motion of Mr. ItaicllfTa the order
or bualnesa wan suspended anil the
Ihwm took up mill jMaeetl without
amendment the at nets bill to Increase
tho occupation tax on tenpln alleys
from lioo to fzr.o.
On motion of Mr. Morrow the order
of buslucas was suspended and the
house took up his hill to Impose a tax
of 2 per cent on Incomes exceeding
An amendment by Mr. Smith of
Orayaon to strike out the limitation ol
the Incomes to be taxed to sums over
and above t00 waa tabled on motion
of Mr. Smith of CoIIIh.
An amendment by Mr. ltillllpa ol
Umpasas to apply the tax to Incomrj
of more than tO, and a substitute by
Mr. Crawford to apply It to Incown
of more than 11000 were tabled.
A motion by Mr. Crawford to Indef
initely postpone tho bill waa defeated
yeaa 7, nays 7S.
Mr. flrldgea offered an amendment
to apply the tax to Incomes of more
than $4000. and Mr. )eery aa a substi
tute proposed to nmke tho tax 1 per
cent Instead of 3 tier cent, lloth were
The bill was ordered engrossed
yeaa M, nays I.
Mr. Maxwell offered it reeotn'lon to
allow tbe use nf tbe representative hall
for a reception by the university stu
dents during the commeneemenl oxer
rises In Juno. The vote on the resolu
tion developed the alwence of a quo
rum and the house took a recnaa to
I When the house met after recess Mr.
Imrbe.) called up the report of tbe rou-
! ferenre committee of the occupation
tax law which Imposes s tax on physi
cians. Tba report recommends that
the bouse recede from Its amendment
to the bill which proposed to also ex
empt lawyers from the tax.
( M rears. Rbooshlre and Orogan spoke
ngainat the adoption of tbe report,
holding that there waa no bUer
exists for exempting lawyers,
reason for exempting physicians than
Messrs. l.loyil aud lleaty favored the
adoption of the reKwt. The report was
tdopted yeas M. nays IT.
The bouse bill by Mr. Utile to
amend article I)S of the relvaed stat
utes ralaiiug U changes In the lines
lietween scumI (IlKtrli ts so as to de
ride mure equally the distance between
Uie two sclmols ulfexted by the change,
was laid before the house as a special
order. The hill uiasd to engrossment.
- Vhmiii' I'ren MineHllMn,
Temple. Tex., May 1.The Texas
Woman's I'ress association tonrened
here yesterday In the sixth annual aea
slon. Tbe programme covers tbrae
Tb president. Mrs. M. It. Walton
of Austin: Mrs. M. 0. Deane. recording
.ecretary, I'ort Worth; Mrs. P. U. Hob
Inson. lorresfwodlnil secretary, lluNla
vllle, snd Mrs. I. M. Julian, treasurer,
San Marcos, were present at tbe open
ing of the session.
A complimentary concert was given
i KiiielltftK IHiHl.
lit Itoo, Tex.. May la A Mew
York eoMpany baa pureliMad n slto
bete am) will erect thereon a awelUafc
' and oro raDnlag plant to cost tUMO.
Austin, Tex., Uky is, Comptroltur
Mnley sends out the following!
To whom It may concern: I'ublle at
tention Is Invited to an net approved
May IS, 1SW, known as the Confed
erate itenslon bill. Under the provi
sions of this act all pensions shall be
titn on the 1st day of October and
April after the filing and establishing
the application and are made payable
quarter')1, the first peynumt being pro
vided for Oct. 1, 1SU. The net carries
an upprapi-itlou of 1 100,000 for the flrtt
year and $150,000 for tbe second year,
and fixes a minimum (tension of $3 per
month to each applicant who can and
does conform to the reqtilrernetita of
In tho event tho appropriation above
referred to shall provi instiinclent to
pay In full said pensions, no deflelenry
run be created nmtlnst the slnto, but
each pensioner will receive only his
pro rata according to tho amount ap
propriated. The act makes It the duty of the
comptroller to prepare and furnish to
the comity jnilgea of the sevoral coun
ties of tho stato neteaeary blank ap
plications for the tne of applennis. As
eoou aa the ncceeary forma con he
prepared and tbe blanks printed they
will be transmitted, together with a
copy of the law, to each county JikIko
In the state. Special care will he ex
ercised In the preiwratton of these
forms, and I beg the Indulgence of all
Interested persons until tho forms and
blanks can be completed, with the as
surance that tbey will be furnished a
soon aa imaslble and In amplo time for
applications to be filed before tbe 1st
of October next, beginning of th first
I will not attempt In thla notice to
j advise as to the detailed requirement
of the law In making proof, who Is
eligible, etc, all thla will follow, who la
above atated aa soon as the btanka can
The adoption of the constitutional
niuritdmcut In K'-' ember last authoriz
ing th estate to pension ex -Con federate
j sold I era and the enactment of the law
conforming thereto la Intended as a
, recognition In some measure of the
! service rendered by the patriotic, gal
lant ami brave Confederate soldier, In
defeuse of home, honor and constltu
: tlonal llbrty, who now In bis sdvnnc
, Ing the state to pension ex-Confederata
. In a condition that thla action on the
j part of hla state government Is appre
ciated and acceptable.
I shall follow the strict letter of 'ho
. law In pnsalr ir upon all pension claim.
' and tbe co-oiwretton of county )udga
I aud commissioners' courts, whose d'tty
j It will be to pasa first upon all app'.l
I cations, Is earnestly lequestrd and
I confidently expected.
I All ex-Confederata soldiers also
j should take an Intereat In the appli
cation filed In their respective coun
j ties; efforts thus combined wilt ma
I terlally aid the worthy In securing the
I benefits provided under the tow and
, will teno greatly to prevent and detect
attempts at fraud.
M. V. P1KIMV. Compiroller.
fane Itsue. I I.eBUUtlTe. Work.
In the eennte Friday Patterson 0n raotlBn of ,,,, tJ(0 Mnn(6
cured the adoption of a resolution pro ThMni,nj. eane1,rmi n house amend
Tiding: for sine die adjournment of the , ,, ,0 W, ,6W) rcUln(. t0 ,hQ
submission at spoelal Issues to tho
The pending mtslnee, the Ortlubs In-
legislature Ttitsday, May S3,
On motion of Morrlrs tho senate con
curred In house anicndmitrts to his bill
empowering grand Juries to sutntrnm
wltnessos to bo In attendance on tho
following term of tho court, so as to
prevent wltnopses from getting nwny
between tho sessions af the grand Jury
and the court.
, dtistrtal eeheol bill, was suspended on
! inflMnn nt tin 1 1 jm t m MArtaM.
iiioiii'ii -.it i auvi puiii tut tv uuimiir
oration of liouso bill by Ilohortson o(
Hell, omptiwertng cities nnd towns In
corporated under tho general net to
regulate and fix the rales, charges,
gtnffnrd secured encrs.iitnt of his corporations having public
bill amending the statutes relating to rnnchlsea nnd furnishing utilities to
Miller's bill authorizing tho summon-
Atleo moved to sultstltttto tho ndvorie
Ing of Jurors In speclnl vonure cases by 'minority for the favorable majority rc
postal cards was passed finally under a ' port.
suspension of (he rules. ! Patterson. Miller and Qoea objected
Decker's house bill validating and , to tho motion
quieting titles to public free school,
university and asylum lands sold prior
to Jan. 1, 1809, to provide for patents
nnd to prescribe limitation for bringing no final action had
suits for tho recovery of such land, Atlee offered resolution
The bill waa killed by having the ad
verse minority report adopted.
Industrial school bill camo up, but
from tho homo the senate antl-truat
Johnson secured consideration of his , hill for the purpose of correctltiK an
, bin on third reading appropriating lie- orror the engroaament of the bill.
000 for tho construction of nn orphans' (Tno 8rror r-nnalntn of the omission to
homo nt Corslcnnn for colored children, incorporate In the bill tho amendment
Davidson offered an nmendment to ,0 ,, lll0 mw effective Jan. 31, 1W0.
etrlko out tho onnctlng clauso. Iit
yona 9, nays 12. The bill passed flnslly. , 0 wolIon of mrM tbe MnBto ro.
Moyd secured final passage of his 1 fuM(, , concr , h(mn Bmon,,.
bill to grant leave to O. W. llurkltt o t mcnU , , , np,rnpr,Rl,nR 10o..
Andorson county to bring suit ogalns 000 , ncllrm, , ,je ,.
liic niuia 10 imici'iii iruin uiiiciiuiu nuu
' reaalo a section of school land In
i llnrdeman county.
Sebastian secured final pnsaago of his
bill correcting the statute relating to
' commlaslonrra' courts nppolntng It alth
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i Oough secured consideration of tho " "'"" """. .. . . .
I Ombba Industrial school bill. thi clmlr "PPolntcd Dlbrell Atlee. Pat-
Davidson moved a call of the senate t"0"' ,,urw WnytaiiU.
on the passage of the bill to a third : ' authorising the
. reading, but the absentees war ex- admission to record and evidence in
cuaed, anil tbe bill passed to a third
lllzatlon of tho Texas troops In the late
war. The act at congress require tho
claims to bo audited at Washington,
while the house amendment provides
thai the claims shall be audited In
Austin, which Is a direct conflict. Aa n
OPPOP.TUNITIBS IN CHINA.
Vt Field for Atntrfrsn Traits That Is
atlll AlmtMt Untouched.
At tho present time American com
merce In China should be more than
that of tho shopkeeplttg kind. There
are new opportunities for vast specula
Hons nnd strong syndicates. This is
tho period of concessions, ot organis
ing for opening up tho resources of
that large empire This Is tnnro than
idling behind tho counter. And
horo Americana aro liable to
Iota a magnificent opportuni
ty. Along with tho Increas
ed political Inflttenco of Huropeau
countries have come Increased com
mercial privileges. Our political In
terests and our commercial men havo
disliked the Chinese so much that they
havo failed to seise even to see tho
new openings In China at the most
opportune hour. Russia has secured
both tallroad and mining concessions
In Maachurla. Germany has secured
the same In Bhantung. Hngtand has
jSeeureJ mining concessions In Shannl,
and other privileges In central China.
;iloth franco and Itngland have secured
privileges In southern China. America-
where Is she? Two great railroad
lines one between Peking and Han
kow; tho other between Tientsin and
Chlnklang could havo been built by
Americans; hut notwithstanding this
special opportunity Hurapean nations
have pressed forward to secure these
privileges for their own people.
Though theso great concessions may
go to others, thors may still ho an op
portunity for American materials to
be tired In connection therewith. This
will depend on the amount of support,
which the United 8tntes government
and American merchants give to tho
"open door" policy, which thus far baa
been advocated by the Ilriilsh govern
ment alone. Already many of the
moat energetic supporters of British
Interests abroad have turned from the
"open door" imllcy to the policy of
pedal "spheres of Influence."
reading by n vote ot II to 0.
Hill adding parlor earn to special
coach law imtsed.
The special order wan laid before the
the courts of this state of duly certified I
copies of all deeds and other Instni
menta ot conveyance of land which
have been duly registered or recorded
In other states or In the republic of
8TORIK8 OP RATS.
senate. It was the bill providing that Mexico, but which law. of such states
where there are no bonking facilities and republic require to be rostalned
in a county, that a sworn certificate In the deed or notorial archives ot such
ot deposit In a reputable Imnk In atatea, was slightly amended and lines
another county shrill he accepted an cil finally under u suep-nslon of tho
cudi by tho commissioners' court, rules.
On motion of Mr. Hnrbee the order
On motion of Mr. Cklhbt, n resolution of business was suspended and tho
was adopted by the house nt the he ! house took up and passed the aanato
winning of the morning sewlon. pro- j bill to amend article 017b, chapter 12,
vldlug that the anti-trust bill should title IS, of the revised civil statute,
be taken up and Ita consideration con- relating Icr the abolishment of munlcl
tlnued f'eni day to day until disposed ' pal corporations.
I On motion of Mr. Italley tko senate
me anu-irusi mil was mm beforo t.trust bill waa taken m.
An nmeuunieut u Mr. Hal ley waa
taedldMS. men In
eight In unreins "i tb nwellral deiwrt
MMt ft tba Palversity ot Texas in
IlcnUon, Tex.. May 11. A. II. Heath,
who came In from Dripping Springs,
Mated that Oeorge Odell. a prominent
farmer living southeast of the city,
was bitten by a copperhead snake, one
of tbe moat poisonous of tbe snake
family. Mr. Odell waa getting stimo
corn out of hla crib when a snake that
had crawled up In the corn struck him
on the finger. Ilia wrist aud arm
swelled rapidly and Mr. ndall suffered
great twin, but It Is believed there will
be no serious consequent es.
I'MipIn- t'Hilr ( ummttiee.
Dalwa. Tex.. May !.- The ststi txt
rutlve committee of th Peiple's p rty
met here Saturday. A resolution In
strttctiMg the delegates to the mtetltig
at Kansas City of the National lte.'orai
Ptkss astu httlon and the national or
ganisation rommttti of the People'
party to vote aa a unit against tiie
Ihilorsemint of any perron or prMS
or candidates of said party for presi
dent and vice-president of the Pnltel
Statea waa unanimously adopt i. A
number left lor Kansa City that night.
j Sherman, Tex., May IB. Krtas HI
j Conri, an Assyrian, while sitting on
. tbe fit ii' 11 a fair er n la ot lit plate
of reside-, waa assaulted and se
riously stabbed la tba face. The wound
la several Inches In Wngtk. ami tbe
eiiosk bone was rut also. Kman Bl
Court, a cousin ol tbe wounded Htn,
started to tke assbMaw of tiki king
man, but waa coiMjiolled to flee, and
waa closely pursued for two block or
more by tbe man who did tbe stubbing.
Mr. Smith of Orayaon offered n nub- ndotitoil nrovldliiK that the ant shall
stltute providing that all Individuals, I tnko effect on Jan. tl, 1000.
'ccmitaiilra or corporations transacting i Mr. ShrniMhlre offered ns n nubatl
bHsluesa contrary to tho provisions ot lllto for , Mm(llK m lhe nrlglnnl
the act within this state or elsewhere ll0IIM u, (lhe ArUmtiMa mmt).
arc hereby prohibited from Instltull
Mil maintaining any character of ...It Bm8I),IH.nl l0 change portions of the
ii mij twin in uie sinie. Aiiuptwi. ( Went over
arogan'a and Vaughan'a amend- 0n niollon of'Mr. Monroo Ut, frM
XWf" ' WU VM nfwanro committee report on the
piiHi0 om io niritriiu uie aci oi Jims
S3, 19S7, to regulate and limit the ex
penditures ut state, county and local
public school fuuds and regulate treas
urer's reports thereof, was adopted
Cliuioil UT Mnrm,
Sherman, Tax., May is. Thumday
night near Van Alslyne n noat eottogo
roeweneo belonging to P. h. Sntirlon. U,... ..... ..,,.... ' .
I...I ........I. i ...... . hiiuwb uiiiiiii; irvnniiiviB
! Z' J; t0n' WM do commlslon of one-half of 1 per cent
uetl at IflOO. .Inst yet tho Iom on , i. ..i...i , (
t.M..u I...I.I . , . , I U I UlBHIIIVIlia ItVIIVWI IHillie,
iiotioiiuiu uiimiii con not dc esiimatod.
Grapevine, Tex.. May 12. Tho Texas
U. A. M. met at
(Irapevlnc on the 9th and 10th.
Tho following omrors wro olectod:
Sn Antonio, Tex.. May 1.-A bra
(At atuwpt at Infaatkid was levaalod
Jtare yaateniay when a live female In
fnni waa dhMovered In a dry espoool
jxwar of iJdKk and IttiWIa
4 In tba heart of the illy. Tba
vaway bad apparently Hot received
po4tel attention. Tba child mttat
tatra min where It waa found some
twelve hours or more. There hi no
Thmo was no Insurance,
"tiring th night the llkllhood of!
milL?)l U'ftnllion ltAsst. ... ..4 .i 1
it; :v. rrr ' " """"ro"1 nn etnto council j. o,
...w ,n,,,f ni in nit) atonnuuuso. Af
ter the wind and rs'n had subsided tiny
etiinrixul I,. n...i i ii - 1 " ioiiowhik ouicura vita uiccvuu.
b,"'""! " 0 N. U. Moore of Port Worth, stato oouit-
Somo of hi ZLT , , e, . ,re' ' cuor Wl Hornbeck of llonlmm. sUtt
tamo of tbe household effects wereVlfe nuncUar, II. It. Wall of Ornpe
, vine, stale secretary; W. II. Collins rl
! Cleburne, state treasurer; W. C. Hud
Mnnnnirnt t a biir. nail at OalvMton, state warden: Willi
Tyler, Tex., May 12. A handsome ! Plernon of Hmory, stato conductor: C,
marble tablet to (he memory of Josh- Koark of Denton, stato Inside sent!
ua M. Ilrooks had Just been erected In I nf,; neorge P. Hall ot Dunham, stato
the cemetery at Troupe, this county, outside sentinel; A. P. Parks, chaplain,
by the former officers and men of com-
pany K. fourth Taxaa Infantry. I'nltad T.rrit.1. Trnn.i.
Statea volunteers. Capt. llnmiHMiH ""P'0 P"M' Tox" M"y The Hon
Oary will have tbe lot Incloied by an wwl ,H,ne' 190 m,,0, ,K)e,h of n,re ,n
ornamental lion fence ' Mexleo, was visited Weilnnday by a.
Mr. Ilrooks died of pneumonia while .terrible tornado, dealing death nnd de
tke fourth Texas waa In winter quar- ," ln P
ters Rt Saa Antonio. I The upper story of tba gonaral aOlee,
i hotel, depot nnd pump-house wero
An AeeMenu ,Wewn away. A string of freight oare
Paris, Tox., May II. During the nre were Tled aavaral hundred yards out
i works oxhlbltlun last nght a long seo- lnto llie t""''"-
' tlim of the circus soots fell, Iwidad I M,Rkt tnxlles have been recovered
j down with thiHHHtnils of people. Bnd others nre euppoeed to be lu ths
no one wm soriowiuy nun. Uete ' "'"
gates Pitt Turner, Uftgrge King and
Martin and several others were
I. V. Daker ot Parts had his Jaw
Tbe Arkansas Central railway was
formally opened to tratQc on -tke UUi
by a barbecue at Paris. Atk.
('rented n SeiMitllivn.
Dallas. Tax., May It. A decide I sen
fatlon waa caused her over tbe Indict
ment by tho grand Jury ut c. II. Alex 1
andar on th ckarn ot being accessary
I io the burning of tke lfaklrts tesldenco
( and Aldermen Uncecum and Woirsen, 1
charged with accepting bribes. All
t Utrto were arrested and gave bond,
Alexander In the mm of ItosO, and
the two aldermen In MM each.
1 Ilugene V. Debs lectured at Dallas
on th 14th.
State Ilraman's asaeclgtlan trans
aeto4 much business on tbe 11th InsU
The Woman's Christian Temperanie
Union sonvtiiiwl In Denlson on lwe 9th,
McKlnney. Tox.. May 13. While to
Ing with what he supposed to be an
empty pistol, a young son of Usqulre
It. IC Holt ot Illuo Itldge, thla eounty,
very seriously, If not fatally, shot him
elf. He first snapped the pistol at hla 1
brother, but It failed to go off, he then )
turned It en himself and pulled the
trigger again, when the discharge oe
curred, passing through his body. J
Tbe famous Fair Will case has rorao
up In court again at Ban l'rsudwu.
Palestine, Tox., May 12. A halt
block of business Iioiism were do
od by fire yesterday morning. Mlitrot
lire. & Co., dry goods; Max Chetlner
Oresery oampaHy, A. Kohii, saloon; I.
Hotporn, geocery; lien I-aadsu, sa'oon;
Ieo Davidson, salaoni John Preasony,
grocery, and Jim Johnson, barber, wore
sufferers. Tke low of buildings and
fully $76.003, pirtly covered by Insurance
Mill lllto tllT a I.hl- In llimne from m
Oeorge Ptireell tells th PltUburg
News some stories about mining con!
that are interesting. Purcsll says n
rat. when raughl In a trap, will tit off
limb to escape. He on day caught ,
a rat with n blacksmith's pincers. He
Jtad only time to fix the pincers on tho
rat's tall, hut with sufficient grip to
hold the rat for a time. He Inu-iulcd
taking the rat to n feed-box in the
barn, where It fighting qualities could,
bo tested by n Urrlor. The ra. hang
ing by Its tall, turned around to Ueo
Itself from the pincers. Plndlng tha'
the plncore were hnrdor than Its teeth
It tumd Its attention to Its own tall,
it cut with Ita teeth n ring around the)
tall, .mil then mailu a Jump. The nkln,
pcdfd oft the tall, leaving tho tall,
covering In tho grip ot Ptireell and tho.
pincers. It Is noodles- to say t- tho
rat escaped. Miners hollevo that rats,
leave u fulling mine. M. W. Kerrigan
met a horde of rats ono day when ho
was entering a mine. He attempted to
kill them with a stick, hut as fnt as he,
knocked one nut another took his
place. He was accompanied by a dog,
gud the dog was so badly bitten by the
yals that he sought shelter behind Ker
rigan. Seeing that the dog was badly
Injured by the attack of the rats Ker
rigan took him outside the mine to
havo his Injuries attended to. Kerri
gan then returned to (lis workings, but
was surprised io find that tho entry In
which ho had met tho rats had fall cm
In during his absence.
"Tammany Itlng" was formed In the
city of Now York so far back as 1763
as n groat Democratic organization.
Its founder was William Mooncy, an
upholstorer rosldlng In the city. Tho
Tammany nunlvomiry became a popu
lar hollduy. The Ideal patrons wero
Columbus and Tammany, the latter,
who glvoa his namo to tho society, bo-t
Ing n logeudary Indian chief, once lord
ot tho Island of Manhattan, and now
a kind of pntrou saint of Ain.rka
The president rejoices In the title ot
"grand wichatn." Tho 'Tammany
Hall" Is an offset more Intensely Dem
ocratic, and represents the "Democrat
ic nepubllcau general committee ot
S,000, who seek to govern New York
and select all candidate for olllco.
There are district Jtnmltiees, over
whom is set a eaptulu known as the
"local boss;" he Is responsible for tbe .
vote of his district. There are 1,100
ot these bosses to co rase pond with thfj
1,100 districts. As a rule the bosses,
arc "liquor dealers" with a cllei)t of
follower whom they "awing." Tbe
boss Is im ill for his services, and baa.
money to distribute. It la always easy
from the reports of these l.ioe bossea
to say how the vote of the city will)
go lu municipal elections.
n-rloir llepalr Work.
Daring repairs Inside a water main
were recently made at the water worka
In Kansas City, Mo. The threads of
the valvo seat In a 80-Inch main had
become broken, and In order to raski
the repaint without removing tbe valve
It was necessary fur someone to go
Into the pipe. To leave tho main closed'
for the day meant to leavi. part of the
city without protection from fire. A
maohlnlst, Charles I.unstedi, volun- v
teored to do the work. He entered the,
main through a 21-Inch pipe and put
In a new seat In about three hours.
It was a cold Job, as the temperature
of the water had been running about
26 to 38 degree, but hot Irons were,!,
placed Inside the pipe to remove tbe
chill as much as possible. Air was
Ut Into the pipe through a pit around,
the valve ualtlmore Ncwa.