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Successor to tlio Democrat-AtlTnucc.,
he Sonato Passes the Joint Reso
lution for the Eloction of a State
Superintendent of Education.
Feeling of Activity Pervades the
Solons and Several Important
Bills Have Been Disposed Of.
Several More Sections of tho Railroad
Bill Adopted in the Houso
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t Austin, March 8. The special order
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tl) TOO IK" "'- i"- nwiu miu luuicini
nitricM niul llx tho thno of holding
coiirts.tlicreln nnd to provtdo for the
election ol judges and district altor
iieys at the general eloction in Rovem
kr, ISSt, M-ns taken up.
Mr. Traylor moved to amend by
ehnnging the time or holding the
courts of 1I1H, Dosquo and Johnson
Mr. Chesley moved to amend
by providing for the election
of district attorney in the first, third,
fourth, fifth, seventh, eighth, ninth,
thirteenth, twenty-first, twenty-second,
twenty-fifth, twcnty-oigkth, thirtieth,
thirty-first, thirty-second, thlrtv
fourtli, thirty-llfth, thirty-eighth and
Mr. Stratton moved to amend hy
transferring Waller county from tho
twenty-first to the twenty-third dis
trict. Mr. Harris moved to amend by
transferring Angelina from tho second
to tho ninth district, ami Trinity
county from tho ninth to the second
Mr. Shannon moved to amend by
miking Tarrant and Parker counties
compose the seventeenth district.
Mr. Matlock moved to amend by
transferring Lamb, Dickens, Bailey,
j,ubboek and Hocklcv from tho thii-ty-tlrst
to the thirtieth district. Adop
ted. Mr. Traylor moved to amend by ad
ding "Williamson county to the twen-tv-slxth
district. Adopted and tho
Mr. Terrell introduced a bill for the
disposition of minerals iu tho uutver
Mtv, school and asylum landsi
ilr. Traylor called up
tho bill increasing the fees and
niializing the compensation of tax
Tho bill authorizing tho city councils
of several cities and towns of 1,000 In
habitants which have assumed contiol
of public free schools, to nppoint a
.board of school trustees. Passed.
The bill to provide for tAvo sets of
ballot boxes at elections. Passed.
The joint resolution asking members
of congress to urgo the, pay
ment of losses caused by federal
Midlers burning Drcnnuni iu 1600 was
Mr. Pfouiler called up the concur
n;ut resolution relating to adjourn
ment and fixinu' Its preference to cer
tain business over tho rugulnr order,
i'tnding discussion tho senate ad
journed till 3 o'clock.
The senate being full, tho resolution
providing for the election of a state
luncrinteudcutof education was taken
up and passed.
Tho bill for punishing persons who
pull the boll cord of moving trains
was taken up and amended by fixing
a penalty for interfering with the
brakes and passed.
House bill to diminish the jurisdic
tion of uouutv courts of Matagorda,
lave Oak, Camp. Houston, Donnelly,
Mirton, Kerr, Young, Kan Patricio
was taken up.
Mr. Pfouiler moved to amend by
including Corral county. Adopted.
Mr. Kleberg moved to amend by In
cluding Wilson and Atascosa counties.
Adopted and the bill passed. . .
The railroad bill was the pending
Imslncns, but Mas postponed in order
to take uphove bill f28 reported by
ltandall'.s special investigating com
mittee to make null and void all sales
or lands illognlly and fraudulently
made under the act of 1870, providing
for the salo of alternate sections of liuiil
for the benefit of tho school fund.
it provides Unit In all ensss where
luul lias been acquired or attempt has
Ihvu made to acquire lands under the
art referred to which the
mnty or district surveyor or
liis deputv noliim tor htm
Ju the county in whichnny such land
i-situated acted as agent for the pur-Ua-er
in making the application to
Iiuielm-eor iu vhioh any orto peivon
' Jus iicqulrcd or attempted to aequiro
wore than the limited amount of land
1'J' using thu names of minors and
married women or other persons not
K-gaiiy capable ot contracting, or oy
Mng facilHli'-, borrowed or riccomnio
jmtion names, or M-here any person
a nmdtt mi application or tile M'ith
"t intent iu good faith to take the
uUal step required by Jkav
w perfect his title and
in nil r-!iKis where the
lmroha.se of said lands m-jis not made
"i the real liumu oi tho person Intend
till! tfl. tin. .w.Huil iirhiistr. the ti
tltMUld ilnlm to nnv and all of said
"mis shall be and are hereby declared
void and tho same shall be subject to
appropriation in like manner as other
"lids belonging to tho-wdd fund, the
Pretended claim or title to tho contrary
"ntwItliMtandlng. It prohibits lecog
"itloii of such assorted claims by an
oiiccr of tils stale govenimcnt. Jt
provides that, should any person
Holm violated any of the provisions
,"tlio law desiuiiaiiiiir the manner
Wl Utnltiug the amount of land, any
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.w,hlH -jjretejuled title, a written re-
SVilshment legally executed, of H
ltleort,ulm to ,sald land, and furnish
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to thu coiniiitaioncr satisfactory evidence-
that lie has not sold or In any
wise encumbered tho title thereto, it
shall ho the duty of tho state treasurer
on being nolllled by tho certificate of
lh6 commissioner of tho general land
olllce, to refund to such person nil
money ho may have paid to tho state
for tho same. It makes It
the duty of district nnd
COIimV HltormtvS Wlwtfrt nnv f
said lauds aro situated to bring suit
when having good reason to believe
the law lias been violated. In the
word "person" Jus used in the bill, any
nauirai jiersoiii corporation, llrm or
partnership Is meant.
A point of order was raised that tho
bill had not been considered by the
committee as required by tho consti
tution but was withdrawn.
Mr. Patton made quite a long
speech In favor of the bill in which he
reviewed tho report of tho committee
and the evidence brought out iu the
investigation. Ho regarded it as
probubly the most Important bill that
lins or will come up. Ho thought
if the bill should become a law at least
some of the thousands of acres of laud
stolen form the school funds may bo
reclaimed. Tho evidence discloses
some facts which are really and abso
lutely startling, nnd If tho investiga
tion be followed up the most gigantic
land frauds over known in tho stnto
will bo uncovered. He then rcvlowed
tho evidence especially of Commis
sioner Walsh,and commented severely
on the fact as testllled to by the com
missioner, that tho state treasurer had
continued to rocelvo Ilrst payments
desplto the written protest
of the said commissioner, mado
becauso of self-evident fraud on the
part of surveyors nlid other Interested
parties. He allied attention to the
corrupt practices of surveyors iu al
lowing sales of lands without regard
to classlilcatlon or geographical situa
tion in tho direct face of tho law. He
alluded to tho fact that ns charged In
tho special report, of a syndicate uon
residents getting tiles under llctltlous
names and having transfers mado be
fore their llrst payments and for that
reason Commissioner Walsh refused to
grant patents when said syndi
cate telegraphed from the
north to their agent at Austin to
cancel said transfers. Tho speech
was a very strong one and attracted
periect attention uoni nearly every
member of tho house.
Mr. Scott mado a strong appeal
against the passage of the bill and
went into a long discussion as to it
tho, uncoustitlonaly of the measure,
that It would be retro-active and sought
to Interfere with existing coutruuts.
During his speech many important
Interruptions were made which
showed tho temper of tho houso and
that the almost unnnlmous pussago of
the bill was a foregono fact.
Mr. Hill said circumstances appeared
to alter eases as applied to thej
gentleman who one day has mental
reservations ns to tho constitution, and
at anoiner conscientiousscrupies. u
argued that the bill was not uneon
Htllutioiial.and cited the sound maxim
that fraud in all cases vitiates con
tracts. It was no use to appeal to
prejudices by saying this Is a bill In
favor of the lawyers. An able huvyer
was on tho committee, and had care
fully guarded the provisions of the
bill. Such clan-trap argument would,
as It should, fall to the ground.
.The bill M'as engrossed, M'hen
upon motion of Mr. Krymier
the rules were susponded and It read
the third time turn passed, by ayes 87,
Those voting In the negative were
Messrs. Abbott, Scott, Dodgers, and
Tho following petitions and bills
were Introduced by leave:
Dv Mr. Moore of Washington--From
elti.ens of his county on tho peniten
Dy Mr. Foster or ti ray son From
citizens of his county for a law for the
appointment of public weighers.
Dy Mr. Ayrcs From citizens of
Hra.os county'for prohibition.
By Mr. Dull Dill to permit Chris
tian Jardayto suo trio slate.
The railroad commission bill
came up as the special order, the
question being on the motion of Mr.
Stagner to strike out the proviso from
section twelve, M'hich exempts points
where competing lines intersect from
tho schedule of charges of other points.
After a lengthy argument by Mosnrs.
Robertson, of Williamson, ngahibtand
JIIH for the bill, Mr. Patterson moved
tho previous questiou, which M'as sec
onded. , , , , .
Mr. Chenoweth closed the debate on
the section in which ho defended thu
committee on internal Improvements
from the charges of vacillation and in
Mr. Upton moved a call of tho houso,
when it M'as found that two of the
A motion M-as made to excuse the
absentee-, which prevailed.
The voto taken on Mr. btagner s
amendment to strike out tno amunu
ment resulted, ayes 11, nays tip.
The questiou then recurred on Mr.
A vera' motion to strike out section
twelve as amended, and resulted, ayes
to, nuy7l. ..
The section was then adopted M'ltlr
Section thirteen M'as adopted with
oul amendment. , -, ,
Section fourteen M'as amended by
striking out the increase of
penalty for repetition of olicnse
bvtho roads, and also tho pro
vision that iu a suit for damages
the road shall be assessed at throe
times the amount of such damage nnd
cost of suit and lawyers fee.
Adjourned until .'t o'clock,
Thu pending business av.is tho reso
lution relutlng to adjournment.
Tlw fonnli refused to adopt tho rc-
,0Tho joint resolution nmending tho
'constitution so as to prov do forth' o
election of a superintendent of edu
cation was taken up and a call of the
senate ordered. Four were absent.
Tho-bill providing for an earlier
count of votes cast" at elections was
laid before the eennte and passed.
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WORTH, TEXAS, FIUDAY, MARCH 0. 1888.--.TJSN
The bill to provtdo for paying tho
traveling expenses of tho quarter-master
of tho frontier Imttnliion lused.
On inetlnn of Mr. Arnilsteud tho bill
to repeal the law fixing tho place for
the salo of property under legal process
iu Marlon county was taken up and
passed under n suspension of tho rules.
On motion of Mr. Titihatt senate hill
continuing tho olllce of commissioners
of appeals was passed under n suspen
sion of tho rules.
On motion of Mr. White the
senate bill for thu transfer
oi certain cases from the supremo
court ac Austin to uuivcaton was
passed, under a suspension .of tho
On motion of Mr. Nash the bill for
creation of the county of Upton was
called up and made the special order
for 7:150 p.m. to-morrow.
Tho houso then weutlnto committee
of tho whole on tho general appropria
tion bills, Mr. Wumrnch In thu chair.
Under tho miscellaneous head the
following Items wcra adopted:
Tliu purennse ot tno Alamo ),O0O,
for cemeteries at Goliud and ltofuglo
$a0,000 each, for tho pur
chase of grounds at San
Jacinto f'2.000, for a monument
at tho scene of tho Dawson massacre
$11,000, ..for tho i Hiv of pensions un
der tho act of tho eighteenth legisla
Mr. Uptou moved to re
consider tho vote by which
tho appropriation of $.3,000 was
mado for thu purchaso of Huddles'
pictures of the governors. It was vot
ed down and tho motion prevailed.
Quito a lively and prolonged discus
sion cnsueci on tno adoption oi tue
item, Messrs. Scott, Chenoweth,
Jiuuutt and Tucker favoring, and jju
rant and Brown opposing. The item
The- amount for the completion of
tho temporary capital wnsrodueed from
$10,000 to 510,311. This completed the
Tho committee then skipped about
at will over tho Mil, and the following
amendments tutu adopted :
For sewerage, for the executive man
sion, $1,200; for a stable recently
burned at the deaf and dumb asylum,
$1,200 ; salary of thu chief clerk In
the statu department nut back to $1,-
800; salary of tho secretary of board
or education put oacic to :jc,uuu;
amount for postago In tho land oftlco
increased to $900; for telephones for
public-olllces, $00; for another vault
for the treasury, $1,000; two night
watchmen for tho treasury, $1,200.
Some other immaterial amendments
were adopted, when tho committee
rose, recommended tho passage of tho
bill, and ordered tha same printed as
Mr. Kendall's eoninilttea bill raised
a perfect ovelono iu tho house this
mornintr. It was suspected that eer-
tain members desired to dodgo tho
question, and thu managers of tfio bill
say tney purposely loroeu cacn mem
ber to place himself on lecord. It is
the intention to ask for thu Croatian of
an investigating committee to sit
during recess.to investigate the charges
contained in tho special report. The
committee Is being freely commended
for their energetic and successful
work accomplished under tho most
vexing diuleultles. it is stated on
good authority that the bill will go
through thu senate though it will meet
with considerable opposition.
Quito a sensation was produced hero
to-day by a leading editorial iu tho
Statesman, arraigning Governor Tru
land in very broad terms. It charges
that ho has begun ills administration
with the most flagrant ami inexcusa
ble porsonalisni, and reiterates In un
compromising language its assertion
that he has worked and aided tho pen
itentiary lease lobby. The matter Is
thu subiect of ireneral talk in the
capltol nnd orr tho streets, and
public opinion Is much divided. The
governor's personal friends aro very
Indignant, and denounce tho editorial
in tho most severe terms. Upon the
heels of this, too, there comes .some
very severe criticism on the governor
for his alleged failuro to comply M'ith
promises to tho friends of the state
university, as to recommendations to
the legislature and the appointment of
regents. Tho situation is growing
warm, and predictions of
a Democratic funeral two years
hence aro common. Where It Mill
end, of course, it is not
possible to say, but that a strong op
position to the governor and his ad
ministration is springing into life and
which will make itself felt inthetii
ture, there is little doubt.
To-morrow Is tho hixtieth dayofthc
sosslou and the legislature wi 1 h"Jd
over at two dollars a dny, nil Idea of
adjournment in anticipation of tin ex
tra session having b-en discarded. It
is thought thu senate may adjourn for
a recces of three days, but tliehouc
will ifot. ,
The boiiuto has amended thu Ju
dicial district bill so as to put
Parker county back Into u
district M'ith Tarrant. ,
An effort will be mado when the bill
conies into the house to make the lat
ter a separate district .as provided by
tho common bill. , .
Tho ceerctnry of jtatc to-dny issued
commissions to ecrfuin clerks, sherltl
nnd Justices- of the peace who have not
heretofore received tho name.
ti... i. ill now before the house re
quires all olllcent to pay a fee or ..no
dollar for the iwtuc of commissions.
Tho old law named such fee at two
dollars but was not compulsory.
The government issued a proclama
tion tcHlay revoking the quarantine de
clared by the commissioners or Milan
county against the lty of Calvert cm
account of the small-pox l
Itrnivn'tf Kulllllv McdlClllC.H
old by K. M, Wells, G.H. Dash
I, T. W. Powell and L. K. Druris
wiio keen in stock that king or
remedies for indigestion, uyspcpsin
on.i iwHiincin. Uitmvs'K PKi'Hix Ton
ic, which has already saved the lives
of thousands. 30'ccnle. Tryiti
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Tho Short-windod "Witnesses Put
tho Stand in tho Endloss Star
Judge Wylio Confirms tho Impression
Prevailing that He i3 a Con
' Binnato Donkey.
Reprcsontativo Belford Pinod Ono
Hundred Dollars for Contoinpt
of Court Intorviowod.
Washington, D. O., March 8. Tho
tlrst controller of tho treasury advises
tho treasurer to make no payments
on account of salary or C. F.
Slnglser, newiy elected delegate to tho
houso ot representatives from Idaho,
until his accounts as t-eeretnry of thu
treasury, which iifileo ho has Just Va
cated, have been adjusted. There Is
nothing known to tie wrong with the
accounts which are In process of settle
ment. Treasurer Ullltltlii says ho
can't rofuso to -advance Slngh-er his
salary wnon it necomes uuo, as no noes
not belluvo ho lias authority to
withhold the salary of unypubllo otll
cer Unless it can bu shown ho Is In
debted to the government.
A statement by the United
States treasurer shows the
gold, silver and United States
notes In till? treasury to-day as fol-
Clnlil roln and bullion
Hllvcr ilollurs Khd bullion .
Knu'tlonul MlScr -coin
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(Jencmi Kelson A. Miles was called
as witness to thu stand this morning
by tho defense in tho star-route trlali
He testllled that iu thu sum
mer of 170 ho M'cnl Into
Tongue river country, It was Just
after thu Custer niasnero, and there
Were few M-hito settlers there except
army ttaches, who established a mall
service. From twenty to
sixty letters were con
signed. Id a communication M'ith
Washington he remembered that J no.
Dorsoy canie to Mr. Meagli before tho
Tongue Diver route was opened,
thhiklng that a route might be estab
lished more direct than that proposed.
Witness sent out an armed escort
In an attempt to discover
suuh route. The attempt failed, how
ever, and Dorsey returned to Dla
marck. Witness described thu ob
stacles to tin establishment of the
route arlsintfVfrom hostility over tho
route ugaIn.-4Thuy were liable to be
molested. He remembered ono occa
sion M'hen the mall had been captured,
Witness had called upon the postnms-
Ia ...... A....1 ...tal .t.Wk if lktkl .lliulcif n 111 tl
lUl-m-'lIUiai mm nnv.- wi, mo ii-.-iini.tiii?,
and had written letters through official
channels recommending thu establish
ment and an lucrcaso for the Tongue
rlvor route. '
He produced a copy of
the first letter he had M'rltten
In that connection, but It M'as exclu
ded oh account of Its dale.
He said he recommended tin Increase
of the ervlco because they only got
mail once a week, and were lucky to
get that. He believed ho recom
mended a trl-wcekly or dally mall, so
as to bring his command into closer
communication with the wr depart
ment, and for tho benefit of settlers.
At times tho', route had been of the
greatest hervico, often advising him
of the movements of Indlaiisiind en
abling him to anticipate them.
Kothingof importance M'as devel
oped In tiie cross examination and
afier Its conclusion the counsel spent
homo time In the euatoniary M-ianglo
over the official papers. Hannibal P.
Kailon M'as then culled. He hud been
for six years chief of the finance divis
ion In tfiu second assistant j ost muster
general's office. He detailed tho
methods pursued iu that olllce in pay
ing remitted fines.
George M. Sweeny, of the contract
olfice, next appeared with a huge nlle
of papers, being accounts of deduc
tlmiH from fines and iemlsIonfc made
upon the nineteen routes set out in the I
indictment. Mr. WUmih began to ex-1
limine tno M'lincss in coniiccuoii wan
them, when a recess was taken.
When llelford M'as excused as a wlt-nc-fs
In the. star mute trial he asked
the privilege of making a statement
to the court concerning the evidence
touching him but the runnM m-us re
fused. Del ford, however, exclaimed
wlili I't-ont reeling "in the name of
tho living God I never hum- such
cheek." He turned and wiw about to
leave the court when Judge Wylle In !
on imperative tone ordered him to re 1
turn, declared his eomhii't Kross con- i
tempr of court niul fined him ?uW.- j
A Stf reporter called on Depreson-1
tuttve llelford or coiorad 10-ciay
touching on tie nppennmeo In the
Star' of yesterday of an article from tho
Denver ?"'"'. alleging Mint he
litclfordHuid arranged t lie bull bond
of one Hoytj a star routn man who had
made fnUo affidavit as to the value of
property owned by him in Colorado,
rl had been arrested and held to ball
by Judge Spell for false n wearing.
Dclfordjsald, "My connection with
the matter was Just this. Uovl
vt,m ln.ld lolmll and wauled a bonds-
t num. JJCHig a mvniuui tK'"
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1 ,.rti.'i,i mil. m. mi tlic bond of nn. ones
I Knew that Uoyt owned vuluablo
mineral lands in the southern portion
vfmv state. Hud i not been a member
of congress I would have gone upon
bin bond. Instead I wrote a note in
wlilch 1 Uid r knew Hoyt and knew
lX to b&Kmblhlo and that while
f could not myself go on Ids bond 1
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Buret : 1 did for Hoyt that which I
,roh id, fur nnv friend. I
did It as an net of friendshlji
fnr ft friend wlioni I knew to be re-
snonslble. So far us the $a,000
check story is concerned It Is rutsc. 1
l,ll- l.n fvnirt trunted I11C UllfillrlV
yesterday lu not Jetting me dUdalm
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After recess, although the eouit
assured Wilson that Sweeny had
brought In enough papciS to
Inst a week, he InsUtcd on
Ids rigid to be allowed nccujs to the
others. Tho old wound was re-opened
and the counsel had a lively tilt.
Merrick clmractcrired the demand as
.ridiculous declaring every facility had
It . ft.lMAAl J It A tfldt flt iklA akklfi h. 1 fill
Wilson persisted in his demnnd ex
uiuu vmn.w iiiu uuh-iisi; mm wni'ii
claimed "I don't think you know
what you watityouisidf Jdaiit'(thltik
Vnll n)i, titiwi fiti II 1)
"So help me God I think you are
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vini.jy IliUJIIVVl f ll?UII. I
iuo conn -"mr. JMorrieic vou
ought not talk to a ornss.v
man In that M'ay." liiiitghtvr.
Wilson 1 bitterly)" 1 suppose the
court Is endorsing M'hnt Mr, Merrtok
Merrick (with mock gravity i
"Your'honor should not say that."
I ITho court "Of course It m'Uh duly 11
Jest. Assuming his theory that you
are entity, I said he ought not to talk
toyou m that M'ay."
Wilson ''It is not tho first time the
court has talked to mo In an unkind
Tho court "It did niuko
a mistake because of your In
capacity of appreciating n
Jet, Merrick was getting too warm
I and I thought to call hlui 01T."
.McrricK attempted to interpose mil
Wilson turned angrily and shaking
his linger at him exclaimed 7 "t know
tho methods of this prosecution. 1
kmnv I have had a spy behind for a
Uliss "So far the prosecution knoM'n
that is not true,"
The Court-"Mr. Wilson, If you
allow nio another, I m'IU say that you
are all spies on ono iiiiotlier
It is tho business of counsel
to find out what they can of the plans
of the other side."
Wilson (M'ith unnbntcd M'nrmth
"1 will not allow any man to spy on
nio if T know It, and 1 will not spy
upon another niaii."
Mcrrtek (laughing) "I have plenty
behind mu now."
Tho examination Into the paprs
"was then resumed. When it had pro
ecoded some thno the court inter
rupted, saying It failed to see tho per
tinacity ot tho oltered evidence by the
Ilunkle said these deductions hud
been set out In the Indictment aa a
nart of the consnlruCv.
Merrick said It M'as an atttenipt to
prove a man did not commit one act
by showing that he did another.
Davldgo argued at length hi support
of the ofiiir, taking the indictment us
a basis of this argument. He declared
Hrady M'htlu in ollleo had cut In pieces
his alleged co-consplmtors In making
deductions and fines and acted only
as a good man, or a Judgu Iu making
a commission where thuy seemed to
be demanded in strict justice.
Wilson u1m participated In thcargu-
ment. He asserted that M'henovcr a
postmaster hud regularly reported a
failure to Drndv. ho relentlessly, and
unerringly, and everlastingly, so long
us ho did last in this ofilcc, impose
tines In strict accordance with the law
and regulation. Wnlsh had said
Dradygot hair tho remissions, lie
wanted to allow by the tcntlmony of-
fered that this statement M'ns false,
He wanted the Jury to see
whethor or not the remittances
had been Justly mado or not. He
wanted to show that tho remitted
money passed Into such hands that 11
would have been absolutely Impossible
for his ollrut (Hrady) to touch a cent
Dllss said that while the prosecution
regarded tho ovldenco as Inadmissible,
yol from the wild statements of the
other side, ho would request tho court
to admit it. Tho Dismark Tongue
river route M'us the only routo upon
M'hich there M'tia no sub contractor.
Upon others It M'ni possible for Hrady
to cut and deduct to any extent, so
that It M-ns within tho limit f the
Sub-contractors to pay.
Tho court decided to admit the ovl
denco In order to save time, and to
shorten thetrlal, ho as to bring It with
in the compass of mi average llfoltmu.
Ho again the examination was resumed
ami continued till adjournment.
Washington, March a. Hon David
Davis will leave hero on a special oar
Saturday morning for Fayotlovllle,
North Carolina, where ho into be mar
ried to Miss Annie Hurr on the first of
Washington, March , Indian In
spector Pollock has tendered Ilia resig
nation M iukocll'ccl the -'tlfl instant.
Secretary Teller lias already 'selected
A statement containing tho receipt
and expenditures of the poslofijcc de
partment for the third nuurtcr of the
calendar year ending September DO,
litti!, shows receipts of 10.r-Jfl.iKd;
expenditures, $10,1H(0; siirpIiiH, :tr0
Old; during the sainequatterof I8S1 the
receipts were J-l),lU0,70tl; expenditures,
0,UHJ,H10; exposs ol expenditures over
Secretary Folger has directed L. .
Dlnghinu and S. 12, Chumbcilln spe
cial agents of the treasury, to proceed
to Sim Francisco ami Portland,
Oregon, for the purpose of
making a thorough Investigation
into the whole subject of the Importa
tion at those points of sugars free of
duty under the Hnwitllnn
trcatj. It will be rcnio iibercd
that itonresentattvc Pefr.v Uelmom
mode a niliioiity report to eongrfcy
' on this H.ibjcct, "
,110 refowed to extcuslv- fnuuts
alleged Li have been nurpetrnu-O ill
these points under the treaty with the
, Hawaiian IMahd. ,
The Treasury dejmrtiucli lwty
I purchased 8S,O00 iiuc at Hm for
1 the mints, . .,
tjuf.ni liirv l.'fi .rrf UC'Cented block O.
i .;:r.r,: :.r . . ;." .1.7. .;;.,.; ,...i.i i, i.uitii.
nuns iiiuniiv i iiib i.""".
! Ing at Dallas, Tcxa
Who Is John IloJliiiiuiV TJie well
nowii proprietor of the Mcichnnt's
? ; Kxchunge, to be found ivr Monduy,,
tlauStli of March, Jn i;l new saloon
and -reshiuniut, oix-Jtq DriiUKwIg'
I drui, ht'ori. jv day anil nlghl.
Lady Plorenco Dixie olinrgos Fanxoll ,
and BigRor With Holding tho Land - l .
Loaguo Fundu, v ,
A Nrnubov of. Arrests at Moscow
Two Hundred Irtali Qirls
T.ondoniMareh H.-Liuly Florence'
Dlxluin a letter to thu Timet elianreu
lilggerandParnell ns trustees of the
land league funds with not account
ing for loO.WO pounds. She claims
that while this money Is unaccounted
for. Parnell nnd his followers have no
right to mock the sutrorlngs'of the
distressed Iu Ireland by their slinui
chnmplonshlp of tho starving peasant
ry. The Time eorreapondcut nt sSt.
Petersburg su.vh a number of Impor
tant arrests were mado at Moscow,
The arrests are due to the extra vigi
lance of tho police owing to Mia'-ncar
approneh of the coronatlOit M the
caar. There is no reason for Mto be
lief that tho association Is plotting to
prevent the coronation.
The correspondent of tho Ventral
AVuwnt Dublin States thoauthorltlc
expect to be ablu to Implicate Bovornl
Irish members of parliament who are
suspected In connoutlon with the mur
Advices from Tahmtuvo, MadngaSi
cur, dated February tilth, aniiouiico
the arrival or tho Krouoh gnnbont
VandevlUc. Tho town Is not yet oc
cupied. Four Fioneh men-of-war
havu arrived on tho northwest, coast t
of the Island. The natives are excited
nnd are preparing to reslHtthe Kretitih.
Ko Hrltlsh nr vessel Is present. ,
Holullti ih UUmtlii.
hail Antonio, March .S.Tho ainh
Ung houses were all closed this oven
lii'j; by UiesherllV, throwing a couple
of hundred or gentlemen out or em
ployment, tho result, of Judgu Koo
nnn'n charge to the grand Jury to In
dict all otllclals who fall to perform
their duty. This Is the first time any
decided step has linen taken here to
suppress gambling, which had grown
to be a great abuse,
John Dorntird, n well known itill
ioud contractor, died this evening.
The damage suit or U ford in vs Sam
Ur.i.w.1.1 rvm bin niifi linnnin.u itnu tin.
Oldcd to-day . 'i'hu Mttlt wils based on
tho charge of (hell Imputed to Hrcs
Hit's daughter by Schraui.
H)!i'lul M ClinClbxattv.
l'ocoii, Texas, March S.Thc stock
men's convention met- to-day, The
most prominent cattlemen of the
Pecos, Includliitr C H. ICddy, U. W.
Jllisicr, rcpri-scmnig mo v,oiuniuuuii
Uatlle company, It. I'. Robertson, ot
the Seven Divers Cattle company,
Tardy, Dawson, and other ranches
Arrangements mw made lor a
JolnL spring round-up, and a liirge re
ward ollcrcd for the capture or tho
rustlers depredating on the upper
Pecos, Tito question of dlHnrnilug thu
cow-boys was Introduced, but at once
voted down ns Inexpedient nnd uusMfe.
for the picsont. The iiicctluii ad
journed slue die.
Mcvcrai rapgwiM are in iowh.
Sllmilul loth flXt.
Waco, Mnreh .s, -f. Milt M'as Insti
tuted to-day In the district court by
the Texas v- St, Louis narrow gauge
railway, to recover a balance of H7,HMi
still tine on the oilglnnl subscription
or about J.'W(000, mado by citizens of
Waco to scenic the building or that
road through this place. Theiii
dobtedne is In , the uluipe
of notes held by George
Hotan, as trustee, Mho iw such
Is iiiudo a pnrly defendant Iu the tiult.
The det'eiiK' will probably contest
on the grounds that th road m-hh not
completed within thctlmo stipulated.
A. A. Woolbiighf, a ptllulcr, fell
from the top oft lie ninusiird roof or
the new (wo-xtory lullldlng pi
podte the pust-ofilco this even
ing and received U"'-(s
from which lie will nodoubt die. lie -bus
an aged mother, wife inul twn
nlilldreu dependent on hliiij ,
MIsDlr(j passefl through the city
lo-dav, en route to Iflllfboro to give
(cslhuony beroro the grand jury how in
session against Tom Varnoll, who
outraged tier and killed her father ut
Hubbard City a few days ago. Vaniell
has nut vet been captured. Col. ImIiI.V
ofthoMlHsiMirl Prtclllc rnlla-MV went
south In his special car ticdav to nlcct
apart.or New York capitalists m
I'-ort Worth. Texas, March Ht J MI, '
in the comniliiilwitloit nddriissed to
("apt. Taylor, oil MieHiibJcclof dljcascs
of cattle, whlciiiippenrcd in the Ga
.un'H yesterday morning, there aro
Mivoinl "typogiaphlwd" errors which
olwnrtt h'e meaning and destroy the
sense of 11 part of the subject. ) ui
Mill plcitso Mute Mint th word "dis
ease'' should be "tlsHiies,'' In this sen
tence, "They; dissect and ciircftilly
study the various 'illscascs' (should be
'tissues') of anlmiils In liodUli nnd In
disease " Also, they "dare not Ic;t
trov" Khould read "are notdes royed";
ngiiln, "the oi'diiKtry 'jhiwcm ol de
cay" should be ordinary proewtv or
iif.f.nv." 1 fml: von to point out these
errors III the lyjio-Mittng lmi'ly lis a.
tkintt)f llf tllitll
ce 10 myscii. i out m-
teidion will oblige. JtespcctfuIIy.
F. H. 1)akwi, M. D.
lif.i.imiii.M'.lnim Hoil'iiuiiiM newsa
i0ori and icfl(aiirut, 'f,J,-,M 1,,fuu-h"
y)A drill,' store, y will find ihcio
the tlncst lltiuow, wincft, b'r, and cig-
. .....1 1.1 i.Ij rf.ntminml llio vcrV"'
iKwiofimy kind .ever mljl .".
city. Open d mill night. C'ajl; and
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