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m WEEKLY STATESMAN.
ACSTLX, - - TEXAS.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10. 1882
fALL i'OIl PRinARIES
tm Preclnc IV. 3 to Elect Dele
(tea the Democratic
Ia rjursusnce to the call of the Demo
cratic executive committee, of Travis
county, a general county convention
will be held at the courthouse in Austin
at 13 o'clock m.. Saturday, August lit
18S3, for the purpose of nominating the
various county otllccrs.
1 berebv call primary meeting in pre
duct No. 8, to elect delegates to the said
county convention as follows :
First ward Sutor'i store.
(Second ward Smith's opera house.
Third ward City Hall.
Fourth ward llickler's Academy.
Fifth ward Turner Hall.
Hixth ward--Vcillachcr'8 store.
.Seventh ward Sclioltz's Hall.
Eighth ward Courthouse.
Ninth ward TVgener's court room.
Tenth ward W. U. Walker's store,
The above ward meeting will be belt:
t 8 o'clock p. m.. Saturday, August 12.
In addition to the ion-colng city pn
marie those Democrats residing in the
country portions of precinct No. 3 will
meet at 4 o clock, p. m., Saturday, au
trust 13. at Pecan bpring School House,
Govalle School House, and Potter's Store
for the same purpose.
Besides participating In the general
business of the county convention.
will bo the duty of the delegates from
this precinct to meet together separately.
and nominate two candidates for justice
ot the peace and one for constable. For
convenience, this separate precinct con
venlion is called to meet at the same
place and on the same day, but one hour
earlier than the, county convention
proper: viz , at the courthouse at 11 a,
la selecting delegates the several pri
mark's are requested to elect exactly
double the number of delegates to which
each of them may be entitled votes In the
convention, taking the representation al
lowed by the last special county conven
tion as a basis. llepcctruiiy,
Dudley O. NY'dotex,
Chairman Dem. Ex. Com.
au5 2t Precinct No. 3, Travis Co,
The following circular has been issued
by John M. Claiborne, chairman of the
State Democratic executive committee
Tho rules and regulations to which the
cbairnao of the Democratic party alludes
have already been published in the
OtUce of Chairman of Executive Com
mittee of the Democratic party of the
state of Texas, Galveston, Texas, August,
1004 Dear Sir: 1 Herewith nitnil you
the rules and regulations presented to the
recent convention in tins city, by .Mr.
Morgan' of Dallas, ami referred by the
Iloa. W. 11. Woixl, chnirman or plat
form and resolutions, to the executive
committeo for their consideration, adop
tion, correction or rejection. 1 tlnd them
thoughtful, carefully considerate and an
excellent code of action, and therefore
approve them fully and ask youn oncur-
Tence, with au addition ot a huanclttl
clause, and would suggesi tii.it c:icu mem
ber of the commiitee levy a tax on each
countv organization of 150 cents lo enoli
100 Democratic voters, 100 cents to be
forwarded to the secretary and treasurer
of the state executive committee, and the
fifty cents retaiued for use lu the district
for tho purchase of stationery.
postage, tickets and for other matters
necessary to a permanently thorough
organization. Please return the rules to
me with such suggestions as you may sec
necessary to make, allowing me lo take
irom tuo wtiole, or ana to ll those need
ful or pertinent, or not. so as. to give the
rules as adopted as soon ss possible, be
lieving there is no time to lose.
Another resolution was also offered.
and likewise referred to the committee
for action, i. e. : To create the commit-
' tee a committee on basis of rcpresentat ion
and permanent organization, and requir
ing the committee to meet at the place
selected tor holding the next conveuilou
at least two days before, for this pur
pose. YV ill you assume that additional
and responsible position ? While it wil
expedite matters, docs it not properly
belong to the members composing the
next convention, in which we may not
be entitled to a voice T Please give your
I now call your attention to the fact
. that herculean efforts are being made to
organize ana crystauze an opposition lar
ger, stronger audmose determined than
heretofore met by the Democracy In
dependentism is a hydra to be feared, as
iney are an, or nearly, an, irora the re
fuse of the great Democratic party. We
have grave matters to meet. Speakers
from Democratic strongholds must be
sent to the weaker and every inch con
tested ; our congressional nominees must
be aided and our entire delegation secur
ed. It is unnecessary to say to you that
we were selected as the guardians of the
interests ot the party ; and with care,
energy, vigilance and a will, we will
again be crowned with success and give
to our great state the strongest jotlicers
ever given to the people. A cartful re
view of the life and character of every
nominee will reveal the fact that there is
not a spot on a single one, but. on the
contrary, singularly competent and pure
as men and Democrats. Our duty as the
vanguard is plain, and, to me, very pleas
ant. Let us, therefore, assist in inscrib
ing on the banner or our great party :
Victory ! and in unmistakable numbers.
John M. Claiuohnk,
Chairman Democratic Executive Com.
A Iteporter'a Idea ol What It la
It requires time, patience and Ihegrafi-
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tauug lurue ui vaiiiujmo iu aiiiuuimiu au
cient misapprehensions. Public opinion
is alone the giant powder that can ex
Diode untenable theories. To illustrate
this idea we will draw from domestic
scenes. The old idea was that a piano
was bought ana brought to the house
with much bruising of its beautiful legs
and much mu tiled profanity on the part
of the draymen, to be played on. What
superlative nonsense ! What a stale and
preposterous suggestion t What a relic
of barbaric ignorance. A piano to be
Thank the stars, the days of such stu
pldity are over, and the true, sale and
natural use of a piano is becoming gener
ally understood. A piano is put into a
house for these simple purposes and none
other. Its top Is designed as a place for
a photograph album, a brilliant lamp
mat. and a vase of flowers. Its rack
ia Intended as a rest for &n open
- book an open book covered with
pictures of farm land fences, upon
which are perched innumerable black
birds. - Its stool Is placed there for the
nervous young man in company to sit
on and whirl and writhe and wriggle.
Its richly-carved legs are sprawled out
for near-sighted and awkward people to
run apainst, and upon being solicitously
asked by the hostess if they are hurt, to
reply, witn the not tears or anguish
-wliing into their eyes, "Not in the
jeasK only just grazed it"
juch are the legitimate uses of an able
bodied and well-limbed piano in its va
rious parts and proportions. As a whole,
the piano serves two other and nobler
purposes. The one is it imparts charac
ter, stateliness and an air of aftluanco to
a household establishment The proud
spirited host points to the rosewood in
strument and seems to say to his assem
bled guests : "You behold that majes
tic instrument It is graud, square and
upright. Is it not symbolic ef its
owner is he not grand, Bquaro and up
right?" Of course nobody can play on
it not ouo of his quartet of daughters
but it is to be remembered that it was
not put there to play on, and who would
ak lis owner to put it to perverse uses?
But after all the real mission of a piano
la the house is this a place for a young
lady to sit and id.y turn the leaves ot the
blackbiid book, aud a something for a
young gentleman to bang over, aud now
and then breathe softly In the young
lady's ear to let her know that he is
growing weak, but he still live. It is
an affecting sight to observe young
man hang over a piano. Few young
men know how to hang over a piano in
fiood form. One must not bend too low,
as if he were looking for a lost sleeve
button or a nickel, nor yet be too rigid
and Inflexible, like a wooden soldier on
a weather vane. A compromise of
these attitudes with a little oblique lean
ing toward the stool and its occupant is
about the correct thing in piano hanging.
Now and then, by way of novelty, an
an attempt is made on a grand social oc
casion to actually play the piano. A
dismal young man leads an exhausted
young lady to the piano. An awful si
lence pervades the drawing room. The
somher young man slowly lifts the lid
as if he was about to view the remains of
the last relative he had on earth. The
young lady wildly runs her Angers over
the keys there is a sob, a wail, a vocif
eration or violent grief, a cry of com
fortless despair and all is over. The
young lady sinks upon the nearest sofa.
young man lowers the lid, turns away
his head and la seen no more.
Verily the day of superstition and mis
taken ideas is over, and the piano play
ing has passed away with the many fol
lies and foibles of our purblind and un
morsels of Gastronomy.
Sew York Malt
Banana pie is now included among the
alleged delicacies of the season.
It is now the proper thing to see how
many fish can be served at one Hsu dinner.
' During very hot weather some people
do not care whether the price of beef is
high or low.
ShceDshcad. nompano, sea bass, red
snapper and salmon are now the nsh in
Woodcock is now in season, and tastes
fine enough for any game-lover, whether
on toast or not.
jTbere were eighteen courses and ten
vines at the dinner in Paris to open the
new Hotel de v llle.
Now the epicure rises and says that
salt pork ruins any article of food with
which it is cooked.
Some of our would-be epicures now
have Madcria with the fish or what they
declare is .Maueria.
Among the good soups of the hour
should not be forgotten a puree or crab
and bisque or crawnsh.
We used to call them chicken cro
quettes, but now on the menu they are
siy led "croquettes de capon."
reaches become better and better as
the seasot, advances, and are now in-con-
dition to go with the cream.
Artificial mushroom sauce one gets at
some hotels and restaurants is a good
thing to let severely alone.
A nice and reasonable entree at this
time is chicken cutlets with freshly pick
led "held mushrooms.
Under the head of dessert at the Gait
House, Louisville, is served "hoe cake,"
"corn dodger and "little pumpers.
Wise people will let veal sereuely alone.
especially in hot weather. To eat of it
in large or small quantities not only
means veal but woe.
Now is tho best time of tho year for
our professional cooks to "spread them
selves," for they have what may be called
oceans ot material.
Blackberries are vastly improved and
benclited by being covered with cracked
ico and powdered sugar for some little
lime betore being served.
t-oft-nl)L'll crabs, like fried oysters, are
ruined by a superfluity of batter, which
the average French cook seems bent on
smearing all over them.
Consomme stock is the foundation for
more than half the soups of different
names enumerated on the bill of fare at
European plan hotels and restaurants.
Rattier a Bread Imputation,
His many fricuds ia this city learn
with pleasure of the houorable ac
quittal of Marshal Stillwell Russell,
ot Texas, ot the charges preferred
against turn by political enemies.
Adjourning; In Detail.
Philadelphia Bulletin (Rep.)
Congress is adjourning in detail
this year. Member after member is
going home, and soon there will be
uo quorum left. This is one act for
whieh congressmen always receive
the thanks ot their grateful con
Dead and Gone.
N. Y. Sun.
The sham which orsrlnated In the
house of representatives, pretending
to be a relief from taxation, but
which was really contrived in the
interest of the banks, of the patent
medicines, ot tho dealers In per
fumery and of the monopoly of
manufacturing matches, may now
bo regarded as dead and done for,
The Texas Land Dealers.
San Francisco Examiner.
The demurrer in thelonsr pending
cases of J. C. Fiske, C. J. Jones and
J. C. Keatty, who are charged with
conspiracy and misdemeanor grow
ing out of certain dubious transac
tions in Texas lauds, was yesterday
denied by Judge Rosenbauni,who de
cided that he bad jurisdiction in the
matter. The examination ot the fel
ony charge was continued to Angnst
9, and that ot the misdemeanor
charge nutil September 3.
"Givo me the child."
As Beryl McCloskyi'spoke these
words she looked into the face of
Vivan Fairhope, the man to whom
two years agone she had given the
most precious treasure of a woman's
life, her loye, and iu the delicate
lines of her lovely face there was an
expression that told more plainly
thau could words of a deep resolve
the woman had taken.
JUittle Beatrice bad been uneasy
au the day, and now that the sum
mer day was drawing to a
close, aud tne long lines ot rosy
ngnt tnat streamed up irom
bolow the western horizon seemed
to rest like a benediction upon the
heated "earth, she was crying the
querulous, impatient way that brings
alarm to a mothers Heart.
Vivian handed the child to Beryl,
"What are you . going to do, darl
ing?" he said.
Looking at him with deep brown
eyes from which gleamed a passion
ate love light. Beryl said in tones of
thrilling tenderness :
1 am going to spank it, dizzy."
Opposed to a nans Reduction.
The little came of the RenublL
cans is to pretend that the Demo
crats oppose tariff reduction be
cause they have been criticising the
thin sham embodied in the tariff re
duction bill of tho. protectionists.
The country can not be deceived by
any such play as that. The Demo
crats emphatically demand real, not
sham reduction of tariff taxation.
It is apparent that while some Re
publicans, forced by the popular
outcry against taxation, have pro
posed to reduce tne tax on steel
rails, other bills have beon in
troduced , to double the tax
on cottou ties. The Demo
crats demand that there shall
be tariff reduction all around
and they voice the demand of the
people in so doing. Not less than
$150,000,000 are collected from the
people in excess of the needs of the
government, and besides this, a trib
ute is exacted from the people by
the protected sect, amounting to
about $1,000,000,000 annually. The
Democrats propose to cut this ex
tortion off, for the relief of hard
working Americans. They oppose
net real tan it reduction, iney op
poso the wicked attempt to fool the
people by cutting down tariff taxes
a littlo on one or two articles and
doubling that taxation on others,
thus increasing the tax burdens.
Tn rniainna a disease, similar to
spinal meningitis in the human lam-
. .... .
has killed several norsee in me
ighborhood of Jeannerette, in-
ding two for Mr. J. 1 . Bnttain ana
one for Mr. J. A. i. Brown, ana it is
reported to have since appeared in
Fausse feint e. It is a most fatal
disease, supposed to be infections,
measures' should be taken to
prevent its spread.
A Scaeane to itcar Fast riyere.
Several gentlemen of German-
town, Pennsylvania, and vicinity,
among them the well-known crick
eters, Messrs. Newball, Margrave and
Mills, are interested in breeding and
flying homing pigeons. About two
weeks ago these gentlemen sent out
one hundred birds under the care of
an experienced sportsman for the
Dumose of testing their Qualities.
The modus operandi was to travel
about a hundred miles and release
the entire flock. Those reaching
home were first given a few days,
then bound up and sent to the next
place reached by the sportsman,
about two hundred miles distance,
Then they were again released and
flew home. Again they were
sent off. This plan was carried on
until Chicago was reacnea, wnen
the number of pigeons had become
reduced from 100 to three, which
were sent off last week. These birds
have traveled altogether in the last
sixty days over 5000 miles, and those
reaching borne on this occasion win
have flown the longest distance ever
made in this country, the farthest
ever before accomplished being be
tween Indianapolis and New York
The successful birds of this trip
will probably be retired, and their
owners will devoto them to breed-
ing for the rest of their lives, thus
in a practical manner choosing the
best quality of birds for perpetu
ating the breed.
A Husband Deceived With a Flo
A remarkable case has just been
revealed in connection with the af
fairs of the Philadelphia almshouse.
Some time in February last, one of
the inmates gave birth to a child,
and it is alleged that when two
weeks old, two well-dressed re
spectable young ladies visited the
almshouse with an order, signed by
Guardian Daly, requesting the ma
tron of the obstetrical ward to give
tho infant, Mary Gallagher, to them.
This was done, and shortly after
ward the mother was induced to
relinquish all claim to her babe.
The child was to be used in a fic
titious childbirth to deceive a
husband, and it is alleged that Guar
dian Daly was aware of this when
he signed the order. The plot to
deceive the husband and lead him
to believe that the infant was his
child, that he might have an heir to
bequeath his accumulation of earthly
goods, was entirely successful until
discovered by outsiders. The hus
band is Henry W. Lohmeyer, a Ger
man grocer of Philadelphia. - The
mau had not the slightest suspicion
that the child his wife was rearing
was not his, and when Informed of
the tact by a newspaper representa
tive he was loth to believe it. Ilis wife,
however, ou hearing the circum
stances of the affair, confessed all,
saying that she acted deceitfully to
please her husband, who had longed
for a child. An affecting scene then
ensued betweeu the husband and
wife. After this had subsided the
pair held a lengthy consultation, and
stated that they were going to the
almshouse. The wife has become
very much attached to the infant,
and her greatest trouble appeared to
be the thought of losing it. The
Philadelphia Press mentions another
case somewhat similar, though not
as well authenticated.
Venice is to have a cotton-spin
ning factory with 100,000 spindles,
to be in operation next year.
Achromatic lenses or microscopes
are now often made of a colorless
fluor spar from Switzerland.
Bread made with sea water is re
commended for patients suffering
from dyspepsia and scrofula.
During the past year about 4000
patents applying electricity in some
shape or manner, have been grant
ed. To bleach sheepskin parchment
white, expose the pieces to strong
sunlight under glass in a moist at
mosphere. Twenty years ago it required
five tons ot coal to make a ton of
iron rails. Now a ton of steel rails
may be produced from the ore with
half that quantity of coal.
To test soaps, dissolve twenty
parts in water and mix with live
parts of diluted sulphuric acid. The
tat rises to the top and the mineral
impurities tall to the bottom.
A foreign journal states that
chemically pure glycerine, when
taken in largo quantities, exerts a
poisonous effect on the system com
parable to that produced by al
Machines are now made which
will cut from a roll of wire pins of
the right length, head them, point
them, polish them, sort them out
with their points all one way and
stick them into papers, or rolls, fast
er than one can count.
It is stated, according to Mr.
Lockyer, the English astronomer,
that the Egyptians have recorded
373 solar and 832 lunar eclipses. Mr.
Lockyer thinks the statement cor
rect, as the proportions are exact,
and the eclipses of the sun and
moon wonld reach the respective
numbers given in a period or twelve
or thirteen centuries.
Who would be a czar? One sec
tion of the Russian nobility threaten
to depose bim if he be not crowned,
and Nihilists swear to kill him if
Unless Sir Garnet Wolseley re
covers Irom his illness England will
find difficulty in filling his place. Of
him great things are expected, but
even the average British general has
shone very brilliantly of late.
The Rugby colony is cheered by a
favorable summer and good crops,
and the grumblers nave gone to the
rear for the present. Fruits are do
ing particularly well in quality as
well as quantity. The Jtugbian is
convinced that the land has not been
rated high enough.
The Egvpti&ns are fortifying all
their coast lorts and preparing tor a
possible attack from the English.
As the irou-clada will have to bom
bard Rosetta and Damietta from a
distance of four miles, they will
scarcely be able to do as much dam
age as at Alexandria,
Robert Ilutson, living a mile and
a half from Blountville, Tennessee,
says his dog recently killed fifty-one
snakes in one battle one old moth
er snake and fifty baby snakes, which
had run into her mouth for safety.
Bob says this big snake story is true.
and if anybody can beat it, let him
come to time.
The city of Buenos Ayres is about
to nresent to the Hon. Thomas O.
Osborn, United Slates minister to
the, Argentine Republic, a handSome
token of its gratitude for the services
he has rendered it. The memento
will be a massive shield of solid
silver, bearing a design representing
Peace and Concord, prepared ex
pressly for it by Gustavo Dore.
De Lesseps still reigns supreme in
Eastern Egypt. He is backed by
the Bedouins living in the country
between the Nile and the canal, and
is actually master ox mat section.
Loud complaints are made against
his policy, and his speeches are said
to be incendiary, but he is certainly
able to keep peace, and has pre
vented any massacre of Europeans in
the towns where his authority is
acknowledged, such aa have occurred
in every other part of Egypt. In
deed, a passport from him is good
throughout Egypt. (
Australia, with 3,000,000 people,
has 8O,O00,O00Sheep. The colonies
there are the richest In the world.
An Australian authority gives it
as his opinion that the American
thoroughbred has more stamina
than the English.
The weather has favored harvest
ing in Michigan, and the wheat crop
t r m s .
is immense, ids crop is esumaieu
at 35,000,000 bushels.
Lord Koseberry sold his yearling
thoroughbreds recently. He bad
nine head and they aggregated $15,-
3'-', averaging $1714.
Very nearly half of the winnings
at the trotting meet at Chicago went
to Kentucky-bred horses; in other
words, these won $16,000.
The King of Belgium has entered
suit for $4-10,000 alleged to have been
deposited by a Belgian fugitive who
stole $1,700,000 from the king.
John G. Craft, cashier of the Ex
change bank, of Frank, Pennsylva
nia, has been speculating in oil and
is behind from $50,000 to $100,000.
A writer in the New York Sports
man expresses the view that Gladia-
teur is "probably the best horse
foaled out of England that ever ran
Never before has there been such
an enormous wheat crop for ship
ment from Lexington, Kentucky,
The railways are short of cars and
unable to supply the demand.
There is now in bond, in the Lex
ington, Kentucky, district, 15,000,000
gallons of whisky, the largest
amount at any time since the organ
ization of the internal revenue dis
In Racine, Wisconsin, the other
day. a thief stole a quantity of orig
inal poetry of the alleged value of
$500. The wonder is how he could
ever get away with it and elude dis
Guy Smith, a twelve-year-old boy,
who shot and killed Lis father at
Kirkwood, Missouri, a few weeks
ago, has been found guilty ot mur
der, and will probably be sentenced
to the gallows.
The sultan has informed the
British secretary of legation that in
the matter of declaring Arabi a
rebel he had better consult the Ot
toman delegates at the conference
on the subject.
After all, tho house of A. T.
Stewart, New York, will not close
up business. The selling out seems
to have been an advertising scheme,
which has turned out splendidly for
Messrs. Milton & uo.
The necrology of Harvard and
Yale during the past year indicates
a tendency to longevity among edu
cated men. Of the 149 graduates
who died, sixty were over 70 years
of age and two were 96.
The sundry civil appropriation
Din, as reported to the senate, in
creases the house bill by $1,788,000,
making a total ot $'A,764,UUU. Among
tne additions is $zd,uuu to bring the
bodies ot DeLong and companions
to tne united states.
Michigan is not a state lo be sneez
ed at si a land of big fires, malaria
and mosquitoes. She last year, ac
cording to statistics, turned out
2,300,000 tons of iron ore, 15.000,000
bushcit ot salt, 4,000,000,000 feet of
lumber, and more charcoal and more
copper than any state in the union.
The Rugby colony in Tennessee is
said to be coming out of the slough
of despondency into which it was
plunged a short time back. Those
who held on in adversity are now
said to be enjoying the prospect of
good crops, teel encouraged, and ex
press the belief that the experiment
will not prove a failure after all.
John aud Alex. Duncan, wealthy
distillers of Oldham county, Ken
tucky, have been sued by Ben llol-
ton, a colored man, in the United
States district court. The Duncans
suspected Holton of having burned
down thier barn, hung him up, as
alleged, three times to make bim
confess. Damages laid at $50,000.
The mortality in New York city
last week reached the appalling fig
ure oi ven, tne largest number for a
single week in ten years. About
one-third of the number were chil
dren, who died from the excessive
heat. There were thirty-one cases
of sun-stroke Saturday, sixteen fatal.
A rain in the evening sent the mer
cury down to eighty-lour degrees.
The active corps of the English
army, or the corps that the secreta
ry for war, Mr. Childers, says he
can put in the field at once, numbers
20,000 men. lbe reserve, it called
out, but which could not be put in
battle array under six months, would
add to this corps 70,000 men. Pro
bably an Indian contingent of 20,000
men can be supplied, and if Arabi
continues strong in his determina
tion to nght, JUigland will find use
for every man she can muster.
In 1830 there were said to be twenty-three
miles of railway in the
United States ; at the close of the
year 1881 there were 104,813 miles of
road. The largest increase in any
one year was in 1881, when it reached
11,142 miles ; the year before it was
7174. Last year we built as many
miles of road as were in operation
in the whole country in 1852,
and one-tbird of what were com
pleted up to 1866. This year the in
crease will probably equal that of
The estimated valne of the whole
system, as represented by its capital
and floating debt, is $5,010,389,579.
The gross earnings for two years
would about pay the bonded debt of
the United States, as last year they
amounted to $725,325,119. Of this
amount $448,671,000 were paid in
operating expenses,leaving $276,654,
119. If the government should con
fiscate all the railroads, pay nothing
for interest or dividends, and fix
the charges simply to earn enough
to operate the roads and keep them
in order, there would be a reduction
in rates of thirty-three and a third
Of the earnings last year, $551,968,
477 came from the freight depart
ment, and $173,356,642 from the pas
senger, 76 per cent for freight, and
twenty-four for passenger traffic.
The rates charged for freight in this
country are low on an average, but
the- passenger rates are, on the
whole, high, especially when com
pared to freight charges. When the I
usual rate for passengers is one cent
per mile, tne passenger earnings will
show a large increase. It is not
rash to predict that this will be the
rate before 1900.
Such figures stagger one's imagi
nation. The marvelous development
of our Internal commerce thus ex
hibited surpasses anything ever
dreamed of by the early projectors
of the railroads. The value of the
tonnage in 1850, at $50 per ton. was
$250,000,000, or only $10 per head of
the population. In these twenty
two years the population has more
thn doubled, but the tonnage mov
ed now exceeds $200 per head, and
amounts in the aggregate to $12,000,
000,000. Bolonel Bagley, of east Tennessee,
ownes a mule eighty years of age,
and will publish his pedigree in or
der to convince people that the age
of the animal is not exaggerated.
Mrs. Joe Harrison, of Columbus.
Georgia, discovered a burglar in the
house, and, when he attempted to
ran, grabbed and held Lim until help
came in answer to her cries. The
burglar cut the plucky woman seve
ral times wun a Knife while attempt
ing to get awvy.
A pare white deer was killed at
Sumterville, Florida, last week.
Conclnsloa of tne Cook Trial Un
Stectsl to The Statesmu.l
Georgetown, August 4. The jury in
the case of the state vs. W. F. Cook,
charged with the murder of D. J. Healy,
chief train dispatcher on the Interna
tional railroad at Taylor, on the night of
the eleventh of July, after being out
forty minutes, returned with a verdict of
not guilty. The jury was brought Into
court by a deputy sheriff and took their
stand before the judge. The verdict was
then read to the clerk by Hickory Jack
ion, tne foreman, who in a firm and
calm tone read as follows : " The jury
find the defendant, W. F. Cook, not
guilty." The assent or the twelve jurors
beiDg taken to this, there was a shout
from the assembled crowd which shook
the old temple of justice from center to
circumference. The sheriff, and court
were powerless to restore quiet and
order and for several minutes the great
est tumult and contusion prevailed. The
shouts were commuicated to the streets
and the rousing cheers that came up from
every uook and corner doubly vindicated
the defendant against the charge of the
crime imputed to Win. Kever beiore in
the history of the county was such inter
est manifested in any case as was here
manifested by the good and law-abiding
citizens. W. F. Cook goes lort from
this place a vindicated man, both by the
verdict of the jury and honest public
sentiment. The argument of Captain A.
S. Fisher was acknowledgdd by all to be
one of the most masterly triumphs of
legal skill and forensic eloquence.
New Cotton Political aad Rail
road Dote The Water Supply,
f Special to The Statesman.!
Dallas, August 4. Thomas Fisher,
planter, near this city, to-day brought in
the first open bale of cotton for north
Texas, this season.
Norton's Intelligencer, the only Itepub
llcan daily in Texas, to-day comes out In
advocacy of A. F. McCormack, ot Dallas
judge of northern Texas United States
district court, as a candidate for governor.
Judge A.B.Norton, late United States
marshal, Is editor of the Intelligencer,'
and refuses to support any Independent
movement, but Insists on a straight Re
publican ticket. He says, editorially, in
the Intelligencer :
A man that could be elected
over John Ireland, in our judgment,
li Judtre Andrew F. Mi'JormacK. At 1
meet that an actual Texan be placed in
the gubernatorial chair. A native of old
Brazoria, the cradle of Texas colonlza.
tion, would make a fit governor for the
Empire state or tne union.
Republicans who favor the support of
the Wash. Jones independent movement
assert that this a scheme of Ex-Marshals
Norton and Russell to get Slack out of the
judgeship to run for governor and then
induce tbe administration to give Wash
Jones some good federal office out of
Texas and supercede McCormack as dis
trict judge by Norlon.
The G..C. and St. F. railroad waited
patiently nntil tbe Texas Central, Mis
souri Pacific and Texas Pacific manage
ment got through their mysterious ma-
noeuvres and left town. Last night the
surveying corps wagons and outfit ar
rived In the city and camped near the
Santa Fe depot. This morning they set
to work to find a suitable route to come
into the city. They have have their eyes
on five dlfierent streets by which they can
come. Three are in the western part of
the city and two in the eastern. The
property in the western part is controlled
principally by the friends and agents of
the Gould system, and the Santa Fe lolks
say that the cost will be $50,000 more to
build through there than through the
eastern part. Bo matter which section
they choose.they will make common cause
with the Texas and St. Louis Narrow
Gauge against the Gould system and the
The report of the Dallas postoffice for
the past month shows that ll is the nost
Important 1 n the state. The number of
letters and packages mailed average per
day 11,000, aggregating 420,000 per month.
The sale of stamps reach f 420 per day,
and one day last week it went up to f 500.
The amount of mail that comes in is as
great as that which goes out, which will
make the number of letters, packages and
bundles each day twenty-eight thousand,
and during the month eight hundred
and forty thousand. A good showing for
a city and suburb of twenty-two- thou
The three cents per mile law went into
effect on Texas railroads August 3, and
ticket agents are having a great deal of
trouble In making change at such odd fig
ures. If they charge one cent -or any
fraction of one cent more than three
cents per mile, they lay themselves liable
to a fine of fllty dollars for each offense
If a man wants a ticket for eleven miles,
which will come to thirty-three cents,
they have to sell it for thirty cents or lay
themselves open to fine. Four of the
principal roads entering Dallas (the
Texas Central, Texas Pacific, Missouri
Pacific, and the Gulf, Colorado and Santa
Fe), report the daily loss thus far under
the new law from f 26 to f 50. Arrange
ments are now being made to supply all
the roads with copper cents.
The lack of water works capacity of this
city has prompted the formation ot a com
pany to sink artesian wells. Request has
been made that the city assist In develop
ing experiments for finding a vein. The
city declines to spend any public funds
with the experiment, but has Informally
agreed it the company finds sufficient
water to supply Dallas that tbe city 111
purchase the well or pay fair rental per
gallon. The artesian well company is
now having tbe machinery bntlt at the
Dallar car factory.
K. of II. Action of Ilealtn Offi
cers BleeUar of the Board of
Special to The Statesman.
Galveston, August 4. The Grand
Lodge ot Knights ot Honor reassembled
and acted upon the reports of the com
mittees, Installed the new officers and ad
journed sine die.
The meeting of the board of health to
night was largely attended by tbe leading
business men of the city. Dr. W. W. D.
Kelly, president of the board of health,
read a report signed by himself, Dr.
Swearingen, state health officer, and Dr.
Trueheart, quarantine physician, to
the effect that that they had visited the
schooner Henrietta, which arrived from
Brazos Santiago yesterday with suspicions
cases of sickness aboard ; that they had
made an exhaustive examination of the
sick; that they found one invalid suffering
from lung disease andonemae five days
down with lever and another only a
few hours. They found no pathognomls
or typical symptoms of yellow fever; that
the sick would be removed to the old
quarantine building on Pelican island,
where a physician and all necessary com
forts would be supplied; that patients
would be absolutely isolated, and that
every precaution should be taken for the
protection of the city from any danger.
Dr. Kelly stated that Dr. Swearingen had
assumed authority of ordering the remov
al of patieats to Pelican island, and that
Governor Roberta had indorsed any ac
tion la advance which Dr. Swearingen
might see fit to Uke. A resolution was
offered that communication with quaran
tine station be prohibited, that mounted
patrol be established east of First street,
and to prohibit any intercourse In that
direction. Much opposition wis mani
fested to the action of Dr. Swearingen,
inasmuch as Gaivestlon was looked to by
tbe entire state to see that no infectious
diseases should be introduced through
her ports. Pelican island lies in tbe bay,
just north of the city, and Is too close for
the safety of the city should cases of con
tagious disease be located there for treat
ment. The action of Dr. Swearingen was
considered an assumption of authority.
Mr. VIdor ollered tbe following resolu
tion, which was adopted, only one vote
being cast In the negative :
In consideration of the fact that there
are no adequate accommodations at Peli
can Island no houses separate from such
quarters as the sick would occupy this
board feels that passengers cannot be
taken care of, and that the safest course is
to require the passengers and crew to re
main on the schooner and be treated by
physicians to be furnished by the board ;
therefore be it
Jietohed, That it is the positive in
structions of this board of health to
the quarantine officer to keep the schoo li
ner Henrietta iu strict qnrrantine, and
that sue be prohibited from transferring
any of her passengers to Pelican Island.
The following telegram was received
and read :
New Orleans. August 4, 1882.
President Hoard of Health :
City is in good sanitary condition. No
other case of yellow fever. No case of a
suspicious character since that of the
German, Stratbac, on tbe first. During
the past five days only lorty-two deaths
reported from all causes. Tlie death rate
of New Orleans is lower than at sny pre
vious time In the past century. Tbe city
authorities are working harmoniously
with the board of health. .We have ample
means, men and disinfectants. A heavy
force, with necessary medical officers and
sanitary police, are Uisinlecting, fumigat
ing and thoroughly cleansing the sixty
four blocks with tuhhelm street in the
center. There are no indications or aoy
grounds for apprehension.
Joseph Jokes, Pres't B'd of Health.
This quieted the fears with reference
to New Orleans, and the board, after tbe
transaction of some unimportant business,
During the thunder storm this after
noon William Earns, of Brenbam. was
struck by lightning and conveyed to tbe
hospital for treatment.
A difficulty occurred in tbe east end of
the city yesterday between two negro
boys, Willie Green and Willie Washing,
ton. Green was cut very seriously in the
lea side and now lies at the hospital In a
critical condition. Washington was jail
ed. Thomas Brown drew a raz r upon an
other negro, who broke his arm with a
The Tribal Troubles Tbe war at
Special to The Statesman.
Dallas, August 4. A telegram from
Enfala, Indian Territory, received by
your correspondent to-n'ght about tha
Creek Indian troubles, says that the war
among the Creek is an end. Both the
Sands and the Chicotah parlies have din
banded. Chicotah is the present chief of
the Creek nation, and be enjoya the con
fidence of a large majority of his country
men. The Sands party are composed of
tb last Creeks that were moved to this
country, and are opposed to the ways
of the white men and those of the tribes
who are more advanced iu civilization
They hold aloof from the government and
do not recognize It more than is abso
lutely unavoidable. The present diffi
culty was caused by one of Chief Chico
tah 's light horsemen disarmiug a membei
of the Sands party, who was carrying
weapons contrary to law. Forty of
Sands men surrounded one of Chicotah'
omcers. a wo- oi tnem Held nis arras
while members of the party perforated
his body with bullets. They also visited
Chief Chlcotah's house with the inten
tion of killing him. He was at church
and so escaped. Chicotah then issued
his proclamation calling on all able
bodied men of the nation to arm In turn
and assist in the capture of the mur
derers, and upwards of a thousand
braves responded, and proceeded nearly
one hundred miles Into the interio
The Sand party numbered about one hun
dred and fifty, and when they found
themselves so greatly outnumbered, fled
to the wildest, most remote and nioun
tainous parts of the Creek nation, and
sent word to Chicotah to catch them if he
can. This is almost impossible on account
of the character of tbe country, so the
forces disbanded and the war is at an end
for the time being. Another outbreak is
feared should tbe assassins come out of
their hiding places. Indian Agent Tufts
was ready to interfere with government
troops ;avauaoie to preserve peace, but
now finds it unnecessary. No news from
Choctaw or Chickasaw elections.
The appointment ot Stevens,
Stalwart, as postmaster of Utica,
New York, in place of a Ilalfbreed
whose commission does not expire
under eighteen months, looks to the
people of New York state as if the
llall breeds must go.
Florida, the land of flowers, the
garden of Eden and paradise of the
present age, is booming this year.
bpiendid crops of all sorts, numer
ous new settlers, new railroads aud
an immense amount of building are
all doing their part toward develop
ing this new-iouna -tuaoraao.
The Jacksonville (Louisiana) Un
ion says: We want men of such
ability as is possessed by Judah P
Benjamin, iu the United States sen
ate. When he has feathered his nest
in England, he ought to return
south, take the oath of allegiance,
and resume his old place in the coun
cils ot the nation.
The Houston Post, discussing the
chances of an independent move
ment, says of General Robert son :
" He must be supported or induced
to withdraw, otherwise his votes
will certainly defeat the success of
General Robertson seems to be in
for the war.
The second circular asking for po
litical contributions, which was sent
in 1880 to Pennsylvania officeholders
who did not quicklv respond to the
first request, ended as follows : " At
the close of the campaign we shall
place a list of those we have not paid
in the bands of tbe department you
are in. Truly yours, John Cessna,
When the senate bill fo retire
General Grant was -reported in the
house Mr. McKenzie moved that it be
laid on tbe table, but the motion was
defeated by a close vote, and the
bill went to the committee on mili
tary affairs. The motion to retire
the same gentleman from politics
met with a better fate at the hands
of the Chicago convention, a happy
circumstance that has been com
memorated on beaten brass.
It is announced that Hon. Alexan
der H. Stephens will go into the
campaign during August and Sep
tember. He will visit all parts of
Georgia, and will speak from his
rolling chair. An exchange, noti
cing this statement, remarks: "In
consideration of the fact that Mr.
Stephens will have but little if any
opposition, the spirit ho shows in
making an active canvass, under
great physical disadvantages, is an
example worthy the consideration
of younger and healthier men."
The Inter-Ocean of Chicago is call-
inar Senator Iogalls hard names, and
thinks it would be well for his Kan
sas constituents to note how often
he votes with the Democrats." That
seems to be the unpardonable sin of
the Republican party. The organs
will permit its leaders to lie, defraud,
steal, levy blackmail and commit
divers other crimes, and even ap
r.iani them ho loner as they act in the
name of the party ; but when one of
them shows so weak a conscience
that he has to vote against a party
measure of surpassine monstrosity,
be is a man to be subjected to the
discipline of the oaganlzanon- oi
moral ideas but immoral practices
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Tbe state of Texas, to all person Interested ia
tne administration of tbe estate of William
T. nome. deceased:
A O. Home. Jr.. administrator of tha satats
oi nm. i . norne. deceased, has Bled bis final
account In the County Court of Travis county,
which will be acted on at the next term of said
court, commencing tbe third Mondav In Sen,
tember, 1882, at tbe courthouse thereof, in the
cuy oi auaun, at wmcn urns ail persons inter
ested in said estate may appear and contest tbe
ma exmoii sua account 11 tney see proper.
Witscss: Frank Brown, Clerk ot said court.
sua me seal inereor attached, this, the
twenty-nrst oay or July, ltstg.
Jy27 w3t FRANK BROWN, Clerk.
The co-partnership heretofore existing- he
tween Joel P. Smith snd J. G. n. Rlartr.
known as Smith A Black, and doing business at
Round Mountain, Blanco county. Texas, has
been this day dissolved bv mntnal consent.
Joel P. Smith retiring. J. C. C. Black will
continued the business, and Is authorised to
coueci ail ciaim due the old firm.
JOBL P. SMITH,
J. C. C. BT.APK
Bound Mountain, Blanco County, Texas, May
. mr su-w
7!fin MERINO 8REKP FOB 8AI.E-In
I til U LoU to Suit Purchasers. Bv an ordar
of the Frobate Court, of Travi county, Texas,
in tbe town of Brady, McCulloch county, on
.uo uni ust ui August, 1BOX. 1 Will Sell SO U1S
iKueei Dinner xauu neaa ot good Jsertno obeep;
ugust 4, l&U, WO bead of Good Merino sheep
the highest bidder, with 4u head of rood Var.
ini duui. lerma.caxn. A. IUH.
tyll.loawlt Executor Geo. Bobba' Estate.
T? STRAYED Br M. R. Crooks, before J. A
Alt Wrieht. J P. T. C. June i. 112. a bar
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OB left thleh W H. counter-branded on riirhl
jsw 6, and ou light side of neck M, appraised at
. FRANK BROWN,
jy 7 oi Clerk v . v. T. u.
FOR SALE A firtt class second-hand Straub
Corn Mill, with boltlnz chest and all ax-
tores complete, by i.
LUBtLK, Bosp isciory,
Harttopr. Fort Vie? Ytayari!
Open to Visitors every day.
Offer. IU pro-
Soar & Sweet Wines, Grapes & Friiils
of all kind during the season, at reasonable
figure. This place Is for sale..
Labor and Patience
Kalsomiiie and other Brushes,
at BOCK BOTTOM PRICKS for Cash, Cal o
Nest 60 Days On ly.
PIANO FOR ONLY $24
Maenlflcent roaewnod cane. letranUy flnUhedS-trinff-,
7 1-3 Octavo, full nateut cantata asraflea. oar dw
I VPS has area- aUMMtla.A 1... .
once. Do not lose this rsrs ODDortnntty
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sena reference If you do not send m
freight charge paid by ns both way
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Over 15.000 in
s. nanasoms Aiinsustea
of 8,000 choice piece of popular Untie sent (or
0. Box 2058, Kw York City. Juwly
)HOPOIAL FOB BII
For leasing the Texas Bute Penitentiaries, en
tire, or for the labor of Convicts confined there
in, by shops.
8SALED PROPOSALS will be received by
tbe underslsmed up to IS o'clock at., Friday,
Heptember lr, 1881!, for lessing ths Texss SUls
Penitentiaries, and all property thereto be
longing, the building, machinery, and labor of
am MM to 700 convicts in each penitentiary.
For a seriotl or 15 yean from January 1, 1883
Proposal will also be received np to same
time for the labor of convicts, by shops, from
AO upward, on like plan as contracted for in
North era Prisons, for periods oi from five to
ten year from January 1, 18H.1.
Both prisons well (upplied with commodious
Tne Rusk Penitentiary is situated near town
of Rusk, fourteen miles from I. tt O. N. R. H.,
and will be connected therewith by a narrow
gauge railroad, now nearly completed. It Is
surrounded by sn abudance of iron ore of fine
quality. Will have connected with It a fine
blast furnace with capacity of twenty-five tons
of pig iron per day. Ttmuer for coal easily se
cured. About 85,O0O at disposal of the Board
toplace machinery In asid penitentiary.
The Hunlsville Penitentiary, on the line of
the LAO. N. R. R. It Is supplied with a con
siderable amount of machinery and tools, for
msklng wagons, furniture, chairs, sboe and
cloth. About 150,000 at disposal of Board for
Bids will also bs received nntll Tuesday, Au
gusl 15, 18H1, for lease of about 600 convicts, to
be worked on farma on the outside, In forces ol
not less than sixty
All bid to be directed to tha Governor, at
Austin, Texas, and must be accompanied by a
good and anltlcleni bond, in sum of flO.OUOln
esse of bid for lease of entire pauleentlary, and
bond of 11000 for each' 100 convicts, or frac
tion thereof proposed to be contracted for,
whether on outside or inalds, Conditioned thst
contract and bond will be entered into-and sxs
cuted if propossl be accepted.
Bid lor outside labor will he opened by the
Board at tbs office of the Govern or of tbe State,
in tbe city of Austin, Texss, at IS e clock, at.,
on August 15, 188V, aud contracts awarded.
Bids for lease of penitentiaries or Inside la
bor will be opened at tbe office of tbe Governor
at 18 a., on Friday, fifteenth day of September,
IBM, when the Board will determine whether
each Penitentiary shall bs leased su-trs, or the
labor by shop in limited number, after which
contracts will be awarded to the hlgbeit and
best responsible bidder. '
Tbe Board reserve the right to reject any and
all bid offered.
For full particulars, addre T. J. GOREE,
Superintendent of Penitentiaries, BunUvllle,
Texas, who will send circular with full Infor
mation. O. M. ROBERTS,
r. B. LUBBOCK,
TIIOS. i. GOREiC,
Anstln, July 1, 188.
E STRAYED By O. E. Anderson, before
Wilson Gretre. jnsttce of the near of
Travis county, July S4. 1888, ous sorrel stallion,
lour yesrs oio, two white feet, branded KX on
lelt shoulder: one roan horss. sluhi or nine
year old, fourteen hand high, brand H with
cross-bar over, on left shoulder, and M on left
Jsw; one roan stallion, four yesrs old, brai ded
iwo circles connected oy a perpendicular oar on
shoulder: on grey horse, about soar years old,
brenilet EX on right shoulder; one bay roars,
ten or twelve years old. branded FD with bar
above and below and FD below tbe bottom bar,
on lelt tblgb, and M above at on shoulder; one
two year old with no brand, ssd ons grey msrs.
fourteen or fifteen years old, branded Z above Z
on shoulder, end KB on shoulder; sll of theaa
appraised at (80. FRANK BROWN, Clerk.
Svwkly I 0. C, T. V.
7 STRAYED By K. B. Smith, before M. M.
It Mornsby. J. P. T. C, July 1. 18HS, one dan
Mars, about thirteen and one-half hands high,
nine years old, branded M over a U and carved
line over both on left hip and tblgb; aire, one
gray Mare, about fifteen bands hlfcti, seven or
eight years old, branded S ovet a C on left hip.
Appraised atfiB. FRANK BROWN,
July 21-81 Clerk C. O. T. CJB
E STRAYED By Andrew Hamilton, before
i M. M. Hornsbr. J. P. T. C. July 1. 1888.
a brlDole Steer, or work Ox, about eight yesrs
old, branded, WBS on left side, marked crop
aud under bit la each ear. Appraised at .
Also, a black and white spotted uow, about lour
year old, branded U on left aide, xoarksd crop
off each ear.
Appraised at aio.
Clerk 0. C. T. C.
E8TBAY NOTICt-Estraysd May ,18M, by
J. H. Coleman. Jr. betore W. G. Crockett,
Justice of the Peso ol Travis county, tbs fol
lowing described animals, to-wit: uns Day
horse, 14 hands high, 4 year old. S white feet,
branded N R (connected) oa left thlich, sod M
(dim) on left shoulder. Also a don horse with
blase face, white feet. 1 yesrs old, 14 hands
bleb, and branded earn as above. Appraised
County Clerk Travis county, texss.
E STRAYED June 10, 1WL by W. D. "ulkes,
before James A. Wright, Justice of the
Peace, On Gray Mare, fourteen hands high,
14 or 15 year old, with blotched brand on left
shoulder. Ons bins Roan Mare, 4 year old,
fourteen baud btgh. branded K on left shoul
der, on blp and on jaw, and one Bios Gray Msrs,
8 years old. foerteen bauds high, branded A.
with a perpendicular bar raanlng from not to in
to top through the centre, on hoolder snd h n,
sll of which are vslued at 5.00 FRANK
BROWN, County Clerk, Travis county, isxas.
E STRAYED By i. Arthur Bailey betore W.
W. Medearis, J . P.T. C, May 87. 1H88, one
Unas Hma. breaded A 1 oa left shoulder: also
ocs White Boras, shoot 14 hands high, branded
A 1 on left shoulder; slso, ons Bay liorss Colt,
branded 11 V (wivh bar above U and quirt on
mft hand too of V) on left ahoulder. snd SZ
(both letter and figure forming ons character)
on law; also, one Bsy Mare, about 14 hands
high, branded T on left Jaw ; also, ons Bsy Vesr- -ling
Colt, an branded. Appraised at 17 esch.
Je88wSt County Clerk Travis County.
T? STRAYED By Jame H. Crooks, before J.
A2J A. Wright. In sties of tho ttesce. Travis
county, Jnlv 7, 186. one bay mar, about four
teen bands nigh, about fivs years old, branded
C on left shoulder, and 1M on lelt sDoumer
under tha first named brand. Appraised at tO.
St-, FRANK BKOWM, nr.
TICKETS TO AND FROM EUBOFA.
always at lowest rates.
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