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POLITICAL
Resolutions Adopted by Childress Ee
puiillcans Oklahoma Election
McLennan County Colored Bepnblleans Will
E nd a Conteitlntr Delegation to Ban
Antonio Contention
CHILDRESS COUNTY WXPUBLICiNB
Correspondence of the Gazette
Childress Tex Aug 23 The Re
publicans of Childress county held a mass
meeting at the courthonse In this place
on the 23d Inst The party was formally
organized J K MoDowell was eleoted
chairman of the executive committee
and Q H Chipman secretary The fol
lowing resolntions were presented and
adopted
1 We the Republicans of Childress
county Texas In convention assembled
pledging ourselves anew to the dootrinos
and traditions of the national Kepublican
party heartily indorse the administra
tion of fienjamin Harrison
2 Wo favor the principle of reciprocity
as advocated by James G Blaine be
lieving the adoption of the same by con
gress will bring about the greatest era of
prosperity ever enjoyed by this nation
3 We also appreoiate fully the wise
action of the Republican members of
both houses of congress in fulfilling the
pledges of the party in legislation upon
the coinage of silver the revision of the
tariff the disability pension bill and
other measures of national Importance
4 We fully indorse the acts of the Re
publican congress and of Speaker Reed
for amending the rules ot the house so
that the business of the country may not
be indeflnately delayed by aminority of
representatives
fi We hold that It is the imperative
duty of con cress to provide a fair and
impartial law for a free and honest bal
lot in every congressional district in the
United States so as to secure to every
citizen rich or poor native or foreign
white or black the right to oast one free
ballot and to have that ballot duly
counted
G We believe it our duty to ask
that by national legislation the work
ing classes of this country be protected in
nil kinds of labor from foreigners of any
nationality whatever We believe the
Republican party the great party of
progress pledging itself to this will rise
to a still hleber plain and of greater
strength and prosperity than It has ever
yet attained
8 We appreciate the efforts and
heartily indorse the plans of the chair
man ot tho Republican state committee
Hon J C DeGress tending to
strougtben the Republican party of the
state of Texas and to promote Its well
fare
To the accomplishment of these ends
the Republicans of Childress county in
vito the cooperation of every earnest
and true citizen of the great state of
Texas
MlXNJCijr COUXTV KCPUBLICANS
Special to the Gazette
WiCO Tex Aug 24 The Republi
can county convention held here yester
day ns Indicated by the dispatch seal you
last night was a stormy one and re
sulted in a complete victory for the Lily
Whites No attention was paid to the
colored delegates when their claims were
urged True J H nines colored
was eleoted secretary and two negroes
wore put on a committee of five to
soleot a list of delegates to
the San Antonio convention
but the colored man and brother desired
representation on the committee in a
ratio to correspond with the colored vote
in the county which would givo himthe
power to name tho delegates to the state
convention This of couse would never
do for given the opportunity a black
and tan delegation would surely repre
sent MoLennan on that auspicious occa
sion and the white man would be forced
fo take a back seat The commit
tee was appointed however and
the following list presented
Dr A M Armstrong Jno W MoDon
nld T F Hnlstead Nato Patten J B
Payne Lewis Stemkort R B Hayes
RT Thompson W II Strickland
George Fatten and George A OBrien
Thompson and Strickland being the only
colored men on the list they both arose
nnd withdrew their names and the ne
groes withdrew In a body from the con
vention The request ot the colored
delegates was compiled with end tho
names ot Messrs Edward D Conger and
DCWilcox were substituted As the ne
groes retired they shouted rats rats
and one country delegate was heard to
say as he emerged from the courthouse
door Dots a Democrat oonvention
dats what it is an I found dey done
got a pattent on it knldone beam
em all time savin patten patten
One ot the city delegates explained
that Patten was the name of two men
who were bosain the shebang
and the dusky granger yanked
a blade of fodder out of
his eye and seemed to comprehend
It was said a load ot watermelons was
unloaded in the vicinity of the court
house during the forenoon and that the
old colorod farmer had stated that they
were for the publican convention
but whether this story is true or not your
correspondent cannot soy but whatever
might have been the preparation the
banquotwas not spread The colored
contingent retired to the street and held
a caucus at which it was decided to
meet next Wednesday night and eleot a
contesting delegation to San Antonio
SPOKE XT KSSIB
Correspondence ot the Gazette
Eitnis Tex Aug 23 Candidates
for the various offices of the county spoke
at the opera house today each present
ing his especial olaim upon the dear
people
MANSFIELD VOTES TO INCORPORATE
Correspondence ot the Gazette
Mansfield Tex Aug 23 An elec
tion was held here today for the pur
pose of docidinc as to whether or not In
corporation was wanted It was excit
ing throughout and resulted inviotory
for Incorporation by a majority of one
OKLAHOMA COUNTS DEMOCRATIC
Special to the Gazette
Oklahoma Crrr I t Aug 2i This
oounty Oklahoma went Demooratlo at
the special election yesterday Ma
Moseffeal Democrat received almost
S00 majority over Ben Miller Republi
can Theelection ot Colson Republi
can for representative at large In the
Eighth dlstriot is assured
LOCKED AJJD THE KCY LOST
Special to the Gazette
Pittsburo Tex Aug 24 The fifth
judicial convention was called to order
last night at 830 Ballots were called
until 10 oclock Baldwin leading ONeal
over three votes When the one thous
and and sixtyseventh ballot was had a
motion was made to adjourn until Mon
day evening 130 The ONeal dele
cates objected but the motion was
carried Both side sonm determined to
hold the convention until November or
J
Kf
put their manJn Same think the f riands
of O Neal are doing him very wrong by
keeping him before the convention after
Baldwin had lead over six hundred bal
lots Tho Baldwin men seem deter
mined to hold here until the races come
ngaln before they will give up their man
Tho convention is watched with mtioh
interest
OKLAHOMA TERRITORY POLITICS
Special to the Gazette
GoTnRiE Ot T Aug 24 The eleo
tion yesterday passed off very quietly
and with bnt little Interest being mani
fested especially by tho Democrats
From the returns so far received
throughout the territory the election of
Coulson Republican for representative
atlarge seems probable In this city
the Democratic vote fell off 300 from tho
vote of the last eleotion The cause Is
attributed to dissatisfaction with their
candidate as to his probable atti
tude on the capital question and
the defeotion from its ranks of those in
sympathy with the peoples movement
The Republicans claim Col Coulsons
majority to be from 200 to 800 while the
Democrats Insist it will be less than the
first named figures As the political as
pect of the legislature now appears the
Republicans will have a majority of one
in the counoll and two in the house
The legislature meets next Wednesday
Members are beginning to nrrlve and
cauoussing is the order of the day
JUDICIAL AND REPRESENTATIVE CONVEN
TIONS AT PITTSBURG
Special to the Gazette
Pittsburo Tex Aug23 The judi
cial convention of the Fifth district Is
still in session with no prospoots ot a
nomination The vote stands this even
ing on the 909 ballot Baldwin 15
and ONeil 12 Baldwin has bad the
lead with the foregoing vote all day
The change was brought about by the
Bowie deleeation dividing this morning
on the first ballot
The representative convention for the
Eleventh representative district met
here also this morning The bouse was
called to order at 11 oclock by J P
Host chairman W Turner of Camp
county was elected temporary chairman
and J T Bule permanent chairman
with W T Efurd permanent secretary
Resolutions were carried Indorsing the
state Democratic platform also indorsing
the action of A D Martin the former
representative B P Phillips of Up
shur county was nominated by J P
Host of Upshur and sococled by C B
Christian Henry L Sewell of Upshur
county was nominated by Judge J D
Bass of Camp and seconded by A S
Seaebery The first ballot stood five for
Phillips and two for Sewell thus giv
ing Phillips the nomination E H
Ilopson was elected chairman for the In
coming two years after which the con
vention closed
BEXAR COUNTr republicans
Special to the Gazette
San Antonio Tex Aug 23 San
Antonio Republicans held amass meeting
tonight to select delegates to the state
convention which convenes here Septem
ber 3 Tho meeting was a wild hurrah
Col Jim Newcomb and other veteran
Republicans of the city were severely
squelohed None of them were put on
thedelegution Hon C W Ogden and
District Attorney Paschal head the dele
gation seleoted The delecatlon or 100
iscomposedof about fifty negroes
SMITTEN WITH SMTH
A MoonKeepers Wile Becomes Infatuated
with a Criminal Who Is to bs Haned
and Schemes for His Release
Special to the Gazette
Columbus Onto Aug 24 There
were sensational developments today In
the case of Isaac Smith the Pike county
murderfiend In the penitentiary and
one of the four men to be executed next
Thursday night For some time It was
known teat he was carrying on a corre
spondence with a woman outside
supposed to be his < cousin The
letters recently have grown nffeo
fionato and loving The ofHoials
have found the woman to be Mrs
Amelia Basder tho wife of a German
saloon keeper here Sho bad been com
ing to the penitentiary for thepast three
months in company with Mrs Leuth
mother of Otto Leuth the Cleveland
boymurderer who is to be executed
Thursday next Mrs Baeder became
smitten with Smith In one
of the letters she unfolded
a conspiracy to secure the release of
Smith when they would get rid of her
husband and she would install Smith in
the management of her business It is
known she has given 100 or more to se
cure a commutation of the sentence tor
Smith It has been recommended by
the board of pardons but it is not
thought the governor will take any action
In his case
TOBE GAKNETT SURROUNDED
The Denlson Wifcllnrdorer raid to Ba Cor
ralled Near Ehcrman
Special to the Gazette
Sherman Tex Aug 24 The posse
which left here with the bloodhounds
Friday night in search of Tobe Garnett
the Denlson wife murderer dispersed
next day Harry May deputy sheriff
who led the posse says they found the
exnet spot where Garnett was seen lying
down a few hours previous and also saw
his tracks through an old deserted
orchard about three miles southeast
of Denlson The heels are off
his shoes and the tracks correspond ex
actly The dogs got on the trail and tho
men were unable to keep up with them
It was impossible to get a
horse through the thicket through
which the dogs followed the
trail The dogs ran about a quarter and
lost the trail and came running back
thumping and excited shaking and ap
parently almost crazed They refused to
trail again and the search was continued
without suooess Another posse is out
this evening Sheriff McAfee and
Deputy Kreager left for Mineral fifteen
miles northwest ot the city where
Garnett Is said to be hiding surrounded
The officers went in response to
telephonlo Information from Whitosborot
Marshal Blaln and his deputies have
watched the saloons front and back and
If any of the boys got a drink today
they didnt get it in any saloon The
Sunday law was enforced rigidly
An Assignment at VTaelder
Special to the Gazette
Waelder Tex Aug 24 T IT
Trippe one of theleading merchants at
this place made an assignment yester
day W S Fly ot Gonzales being the as
signee
Extra Pspars
Fartjps desiring copies ot Tmc Qazbtee
to send oft can seoure them wrapped
ready for mailing at tho businessoffic
tt cents a copy
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4EHEGJLZETTE r50RT WOUTH TEXASr MONDA UFGtTST 25
COLLINGSWOETH
Organizes With Five Hundred
People Within Her Borders
One ot the Host Promising Conntln In The
Panhandle Unsurpassed Opportunities
for the Horns Seeker
Peabl Tex An 221S20
Editor Gazette
Collingsworth county has just organ
ized The petition for organization con
tained 170 names and was granted by the
commissioners court of Childress county
on August J6 and the election was
ordered for September 80 1890
Collingsworth lies just north ot Childress
and west of Greer counties Is thirty
miles square contains 900 sections of
land onehalf of the same being state
school land subject to entry by aotual
settlers
It Is watered by Salt Fork of Red
river Elm Beech Wolf and n n innum
erable number of smaller creeks and
fresh water springs affording an inex
haustible supply of stook waterand good
wells are secured at a depth of from
fltty to sixty feet in nil partB of the
county The soil Is a black sandy and
chocolate colored free loam
Xhls magnificent country was given up
entirely to stock men until about two
years ago when two farmers broke the
ice as It were by moving In and starting
the plow They found abundant returns
for their labors nnd others soon followed
their example until now the oounty has a
population of about 500 About 200
school sections have been taken up and
considerable railroad land sold There
Is lots of good school land left yet This
year about 1000 acres of wheat were har
vested the yield being twenty busSels
per acre oats fifty bushels per acre and
other crops according The drouth has
not affected this part scarcely any The
grass on the range is good and the cattle
are fat Wild grapes and plums line the
creeks and tame fruit such as apples
peaches grapes and all kinds of small
fruits do well as has been uroven in
adjoining counties About 10000 acres
ot wheat will be sown this fall and a
great deal of barley oats and corn will
be put out in the spring
The people are live and progressive
There are four postofflces Fresno with
F W Meyers as posmaster is located
in the southern part ot the county
There is also a school house near by
Aberdeen in the east central part with
HJ Nesper as postmaster He also
keeps a stock of general merchandise
There is also a school house at this point
Collingsworth In the north part of the
countv has Mr Holsein for postmaster
Another school house is located here
Pearl in the central part of the county
was some four months ago seleoted by a
oommlttee of dtizens ns the site for the
future oounty seat The Pearl town site
compnny was organized with O S
Kennedy as president J D Farmer
treasurer S U Easloy seoretary J S
Kennedy general manager The land
was bought town plotted and the work
of building the future capital of the
county vigorsusly pushed until now the
following businesses are represented
A B Beck hotel with accomodations
for 100 guests C O Barton livery and
stage line M D Smith general mer
chandise SwSfford Ross saloon
O W Alexander blacksmith shop Dr
Kommlcbal drug store churob Rev
W Y Seal pastor school house almost
completed one lawyer and two real es
tate agents A newspaper backed by
men of experience and push has located
aad the building for the same is being
pushed to completion An army of car
penters are at work on the various busi
ness houses and residences Other busi
ness bouses will come soon nnd parties
looking for a location would do well to
come and look the ground over The
town has the most beautiful and withal
the most healthy and pleasant location
ot any town In the Panhandle and It is
most appropriately called tno Queen
City ot the Prairie by Its founders
It is on an elevated plateau and over
looks almost the entire country
Water equal to the artesian water of
Fort Worth is secured at a depth of
sixty feet
The citizens of the county will hold a
grand plcnlo at Pearl on the 28th of
August
programme
9 a m Panhandle cavalry drill
10 a m Tournament
11 to 1230 Public speaking Address
by Capt O S Kennedy otFort Worth
and others
1230 to 2 p m Dinner
230 to 330 p m Ropeing match
330 p m Baseball Pearleans vs
the Memphis nine
7 p m Grand ball opens Muslo by
the Pearl string band Prof Mo William
son leader
The ball and all the entertainment will
be free Every one who reads tnisjias a
cordial Invitation to be present >
Surely this county offers golden oppor
tunities to the home seeker the small
cattle man the business man the pro
fessional and the meohanio
ZWALETXEB
A young Englishman well dressed and
ot taking appearance Saturday afternoon
approached Officers Towns and 8ebe
Maddox and asked to bs taken into cus
tody at the same time banding them a
document containing confession of theft
of 200 from a London England com
pany for1 whom ha had kept books The
theft occurred a tew moths ago and
after its occurrence Murphy came to
Texas and blew in the boodle He could
not get work and was famished He
wanted to be arrested Sebe Maddox
thought he might hold the man and tele
graph to the London firm to know If
suoh a person were wanted He asked
at the telegraph office how much it would
cost to get the message across the water
Five dollars he was told
Whew was the officers brief remark
and he let the prisoner go
Mrs M P Hooks Is the name of a
woman lodged in the county jail Satur
day afternoon on charge of lunacy
Shs lived with her husband in Arkansas
until a tew weeks ago when he to be rid
other shipped her to her brother S P
Hodges In Wise county Tex There
the authorities furnished means to send
her back to Arkansas her brother to go
with her He took her this far on the
road but could induoe nor force her to
go further All day yesterday she re
mained raving and cursing at the Union
depot Sheriff Richardson did not want
to take in such a case where It did not
properly belong to Tarrant county but
there was nothing else to do
The usual batch of complaints agalnst
the dog catcher and his methods aro
abroad in the city It is worse than
the Russian way of tax collecting the
waythis dog Ileensa Is worked said
one citizen last evening The dog
catcher 2oes to our door with a police
aJ
man at his back a very frightening
speotacls for women and children I
dont think that is a job for a police
man The peoplo will pay lawful taxes
without calling In the aid ot an armed
foroe
A member of the police committee ot
the oity council said yesterday that the
committee had arrived at the conclusion
that SinKiller Griffins case is npt one
that canbeinterferred with as at present
carried on by the authorities We
cant fight campmeetings and variety
theaters at the same time said the
committeeman
Pink Barrett the negro captured on
Fifteenth street on Friday night by Offi
cer Charley Neely has been turned over
to the county jail for safe keeping He
is charged with aggravated assault and
toting concealed weapons said to have
been committed a year or so ago
Quite a number of Fort Worth people
yesterday accepted Invitations from the
Ferd Helm brewing company to visit
Dallas In a special car attached to the
regular train to participate in the open
ing ot the companys vaults and storage
rooms at the Three Forks
George Ingle an e < ploye of the North
Side street railway company was badly
hurt while coupling cars on the North
Side bridge Saturday evening The cars
came together unexpectedly and mashed
his shoulder
Zigon and Union Depot Lots
Mossrs MoAnulty Nesbit having left
the oity for the summer have placed the
sale of the Union Depot lots in the hands
of W L LIeon up stairs 612 Main
street who will be pleased to give any
and all Inforrmatlon concerning ths
beautiful addition He will convey la
his carriage any person desiring to inves
tigate the property and after its beau
ties and advantages hare been found out
no one will doubt that it is fine property
for a home or investment
THE YAEIETY YETO
Hundreds et People Uphold the Action of
Haror Smith A rJnmoronsIy Sinned
Document
The promoters of the Bothel mission In
this city comprise some of the most earn
est and energetio workers in tho cause of
good morals and healthy social conditions
in Fort Worth These gentlemen nnd
ladies being arrayed on the side of
God and morality having observed
with great interest the course
which has been pursued by the
city authorities recently with regard to
variety theaters and having reoogulzed
In Mavor Smiths recent veto an action
calculated to create muohfeeling among
the interests affected cast about for a
method of expressing to his honor their
approval of bis oourse and
assuring him that the same has the sup
port of a large and influential body of
the oitizens and voters So yesterday
there was read in eaoh of the city
ohurohes and In the Young Mens Chris
tian association a copy of the following
document
Fokt Woiith Tex Aug 241830
To the Honorable Peter Smith Mayor of Fort
Worth
Gbeetinc We the members of the
church Fort Worth hereby tender to yon our
pratitnde and respect for the action yon have
taken in vetoing the ordinance passed by the
city council licensing a variety theater to ex
hibit near the public square We pledge yon
and the council our hearty support In your
efforts to advance the highest moral Interests of
the people loosing forward to tho time when
all such and other evils will be removed from
our principal streets We admire your fearless
course and wHb to encourage your efforts
This was put by way of resolution to
each congregation and unanimously
adopted after whioh it was presented for
signatures Altocether not less than 400
names were secured
The next act will be to present the
resolutions to his honor The method of
the presentation has not yet been de
cided upon It may occur during to
day or tomorrow probably during the
council meeting Tuesday night
FJEXSOltAX
Mr H M Tankersley of San Angelo
Is In the city stopping at the Ellis
Lou Lostergett and his daughter Miss
Carrie of Dallas are visiting in the
cityMr
Mr Fred Horsbrugh and wife of the
Espuela ranch are In the city stopping
ut tho Pickwick
Mr R L Carlock and family arrived
yesterday after an extended visit to
points in Tennessee and Virginia
Miss Lutle Henderson an accom
plished young lady of Athens Tenn is
visiting Mrs R h Carlock at No 918
Maoofi Btreet
Miss Maggie Parmley and Mrs Sam
Farmer have returned from Gonzales
Miss Maggie had been spending some
time with her cousin Miss Ida Cox
The ladles of St Pauls Methodist
Episcopal church will give en Icecream
social Tuesday night August 26 at
the residence of Mrs E Harking 407
East Second street All are cordially in
vited
SPOETiNG
Northern Baseball
ASSOCIATION
Toledo Ohio Auk 21 Toledo Rons 7
bate hits 11 errors 2 Colombo Buns 3
base hits 9 errors 3 Batteries Caihman and
Sage Chamberlin and OConnor Umpire
Peoples
St Loris Mo Aug 24 St Lonis Runs
10 base hits 13 errors 2 Xoulsville Hunt
4 base hits 10 errors 5 Batteries Hartand
Jlanyan Khret and Byan Umpire Doescher
Who Wouldnt Be an Umpire
Eassas Citt Mo August U Tha Kansas
CityDenver game had an exciting finish today
Two questionable decisions by Umpire Joins in
Jhe ninth inning when Kansas City was abont
Jo score enraged the crowd to auch excitement
hat they swarmed into the field hooting and
Jeering the nmpire Two young boys got hold
ot a rope and in fun proposed
to lynch him This added to the
excitement and it looked for a time as if the
umpire would be mobbed Jimmy Manning
climbed np to the top ot a fence and addressed
the mob He said tho umpire had decided
rightly and advised no violence be attempted
This quieted the mob to a degree In the mean
time the players or both clnbs formed a hollow
square around the umpire and conducted him to
the club house whence ha escaped to a cab and
was driven away
A aiucH Wanted Pitcher
Special to the Qaiette
New Yobst Aug 24 Pitcher Daley has dur
ing the last twentyfour hours received offers
from Louisville St Lout one the Athletic
clubs All these are telegraphing him for his
terms The Sew York club will probably not
play acaixr till the board ot arbitration has
passed upon his case Daley save the Brooklyn
association club owis him USO and he will sign
no association contract till that la paid nor will
he sign any contract for longer than ths balance
ot the season He fa anxiona to play In the
League next year and will cot under any cir
cumstances pl r under a Brotherhood contract
An appeal to the board of arbitration will be
made in a few days Meantime be will remain
le
Fori 10 the Daily Qizsttb will be sent one
yen and alto a copy olthe original Websters
unabridged dictionary 1231 pages express
ch rgea prepaid to express omc nearest ths
i bsoriber
UNCLE SAMS FAMILY
Completion ot the Eleventh Census Cel
ebrated by a Dinner
Superintendent Porter Fays Hlsh Tribute to
lils Female Accountants Congress
ional Programme
Superintendent Porters Congratulations
Special to the Gazette
Washington Aug 21 The chiefs of
the population division ot the census
office celebrated the completion ot the
count of the population of the United
States by a little dinner at Glen
Echo a suburban caravansery
Wednesday night Tho Hollerith
electric tabulating system has been In
use by the census office for the tabula
tion of the schedules ot the population
taken under the eleventh census
Superintendent Porter in extending his
congratulations upon the rapid and
accurate completion of this great work
spoke as follows
It may not have oconrred to any of
this little band pffaitbful workers con
sisting of chiefs nnd seotion chiefs from
the population division ot the census
that you are celebrating a great event
here in this picturesque spot For the
first time in the history of the world the
count of the population of a great nation
has been made
By THE AID OP ELECTRICITY
The number of names on every one of
the 16000000 schedules has been regis
tered twice by the nimble and expert
angers of ths counters and the 61000000
people marched as It were under the
vision of tbo young men nnd women who
have done such remarkable work with
such extraordinary rapidity and preci
sion What a procession you have had
pass before you The men who wrote
those names have had to find them
in every human habitation nnd existing
under every imaginable condition within
this yast domain ot ours In June these
blanks were distributed throughout the
country In July and August they find
themselves back in the census office
counted twice and ready for the next
statistical treatment Allowing for the
time spent in teaching and fitting up the
machines the count proper was not
commenced before July 1 and the night
force was not organized until some time
afterwards We have aotually counted
128000000 in six weeks or the
entire population ot 61000000 twice
in that period Beginning with
2000 and 8000 families or 10
000 and 15000 persons per day
the operatives progressed in dexterity
until last Thursday no less than forty
three counted over 10000 families or
CO000 persons oach one young lady
reaching the astonishing total of 16071
families or about 80000 persons On
that day not only the highest averages
were reached but the greatest number
counted the report showing 1312318
families or 6711590 persons This rep
resents an average ot 8135 families or
10675 persons per clerk In this connec
tion I think it my duty to say that In the
general average the male clerks
man like I hear some of the young
women whisper seek refuge behind the
PETTICOATS OF THE GENTLER SEX
The average number counted by the
women clerks was 0590 families or
17900 persons and by the men
clerks 6587 families or 32935 persons
Thus it will be seen that the women
average nearly onehalt more than the
men It is also worth noting that of the
fortythree who counted more than
10000 thirtyeight were women nnd
only five men These facts and indeed
the record of the entire six weeks show
that women are better adapted for this
particular work than men They are
more exact in touoh more expeditious
in handling the schedules more at home
in adjusting the delicate mechanism of
the machine and apparently more am
bitious to make a good record
While I congratulate you on the com
pletion of the rough count and thank
you sincerely for the great Interest you
have taken in this work for the many
extra hours you have freely given to
keep 11 moving I must sympatlze with
you in the sorrowful fact that you have
no more countries to count Alexander
is said to have wept because he had no
more worlds to conquer and Hunt and
Sutherland in the midst of this gay fes
tivity look solemn and sad at the paltry
total of 128000000 and with a ghastly
smile I can hear them say We bad to
county the population twice in order to
reach those figures Dtstance Is over
come and lessened when we can
FLASH OUR THOUGHTS THOUSANDS OK
31ILES
in a few minutes and cross the Atlantic
in five days So it is in census work
With the force that left work Wednesday
afteruoon working night and day as we
have worked we oould with these elec
trical machines count the entire popula
tion of the United States in ten days of
seven working hours eaoh
Estimating the population of the civil
ized world at 650000000 wecould count
It In 100 days while the bright young
women nnd sturdy young men of our
population division could run throngh
the entire population of tho earth
whioh inoluding Asiatio and savages Is
estimated at 1300000000 in less than
200 days providing places could be found
to store the schedules And while we
thus glorify our own little aohievment
we must not forget that we have here
with us the modest man who Invented
the wonderful machine with which we
have accomplished Buch magical result
Let Mr Holiorlth speak for himself
Ac
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The Kbit Order ot Business
Washington Aug 24 The order of
business for the remainder of the session
as aranged by the Republican committee
of tho senate provides that consideration
of the tariff bill shall be completed with
out interruption except by appropriation
bills and conference reports There aro
two conference reports expeoted to be
presented during the week One on the
irrigation survey provisions of the sundry
oivil bill and the other on the land
grant forfeiture bill One day possibly
two will beoccupfed In the disoussion
and disposition ot these conference re
ports
Senator Aidrlob in charge ot the tariff
bill will before the senate meets to
morrow endeavor to reach nn agree
ment with the Demooratlo senators as to
the date on whioh voting shall begin on
the bill and amendments He will then
ask unanimous consent to have the
voting begin on the data agreed npon
He will also ask that tho debate during
the last three days shall be conducted un
der the fiveminute rules
The Democrats desire that six hoars
next preceding ths final voto on the bill
shall be occupied In general debate to
be equallydivided between two sides
Under this arrangement lf lt is carried
ont Carlisle will close for the Democrats
and Aldrlch for the Republicans
Unpleasant Notoriety
ETN1S TEXi Aug 231 1S
To the Gaiette
Ennls correspond
News
5c i
abont a bull attacking the Rev Mr
Erwin and tho heroio deed of a young
lady In going to his resoue and our
mails aro now flooded with
oiroulara announcing that No
29 out Friday August 15 ot
n New York illustrated we kly would
contain this illustrated The faots or
course are not very pleasing to the
parties concerned and all are at a loss
to know how this can bo illustrated from
Imagination as it is generally pre
sumed the information was from the
News report The News reporter sent
bis information as it was reported to
him yet tho Rev Mr Erwin claims that
he was In no danger ns the bull was be
hind the bars and could not get to him
but parties standing In sizht seeing him
stumble and fall and the young lady
rush to his assistance thought It was the
work of the bull when In reality the
Rev Mr Erwin while fighting the bull
back through the bar merely tripped
and fell It Is regretted that this report
should have assumed so much the shape
of a genuine sensation J N
A DASTAEDLYJEED
Mnrderons Assault Hade Upon
rJIeepinrr Ladies
Two
A Womans TIrad ifashed with a Bock Hid
Night Shooting An Awfnl Mystery
A Frlzhtened Household
About 1 oclock yesterday morning a
miscreant with a white face and black
soul entered the sleeping apartment of
two ladies at the residence of Jake John
son on the South Side and with a rock
attempted to beat out the brains of one
They both fled followed by a couple of
shots from the intruders revolver but
ns neither bullet took effect the ladies
escaped with their lives and the villain
fled out Into the darkness that brooded
over the earth at that dread hour
Mrs S T Roberts is a sisterinlaw of
Mrs Jake Johnson She has a beautiful
and charming daughter approaohing the
full bloom of womanhood These two
ladies are stopping with Mrs Johnson
Mr Johnson being now in New York
On Saturday nisht mo one was In the
houso but the three ladies named the
female servants and a young negro boy
Shortly after midnight the calculating
murderer entered the bouse He got in
through a window which be raised
for the purpose The ladies apartment
was on the ground floor With stealtny
step and listening ear be crept along the
hallway till he came to the proper
door which being open he passed
through The gas was lit In his right
band he carried a largo rock as big as
ones double fist
Tiptoeing to the bedside be found his
victims wrapped in the folds oftunsus
spectlug slumber
All was well
Then raising aloft his arm and gath
ering the full force of his sinews with
murder In bis thoughts and glancing out
lrom blood shot eyes down with a sick
ening crash came tho heavy rook upon
the skull of Mrs Roberts
She awoke with a soream that rang
through the house and Incensed tho mur
derous miscreant to more active efforts
Again and again he brought the stone
down on the bead of his unhappy victim
till her hair was one great mass of clotted
blood
The daughter sleeping beside her awoke
nt her mothers scream and both ladies
strove to escape
Not contented with his work the villain
drew his revolver and fired at Mrs
Robert as she rose from the bed Al
though fired but a few feet from her
the shot missed Its object and the bullet
penetrated the bead ot the bedstead
Then be turned the gun on the fleeing
girl and fired Sho fell
My God I am killed I she screamed
as she attempted to rise bnt tottered
and fell
The dastard stopped notto examine
the success of his work but turned and
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fled Down through the hallway again
he went and jumping through the win
dow by whioh he had made his entrance
he escaped Into the night
The girl soon got on her feet again
and found that she bad not been hurt at
all Mrs Roberts injuries are quite
severe though not dangerous
It was not until after daybreak yester
day morning that the frightened ladies
were ablo to send Information ot the
awful affair to the police but during
the morning Sheriff Richardson and
a deputy went to the house
and secured such information as tbey
think will result In the catobing of the
miscreant Last night Officer Sebe
Maddox went out to the house to remain
for the protection of the ladles who will
not recover from the nervous prostration
Induced by the occurrence for some
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